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04/20/14
UPDATE #3 - East Precinct officers respond to shooting in the 4200 blk of S.E. 122 ave.
Portland Police Bureau - 04/20/14
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Domestic Violence Reduction Unit Detectives have lodged Myesha Lewis-Turner, a 36 year-old female, into the Multnomah County Jail. Lewis-Turner is being charged with unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of discharging a firearm in the city.

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###UPDATE###

East Precinct officers have stabilized the scene. They do not believe that anyone has been shot but have recovered evidence and taken witness statements which lead them to believe at least one shot was fired.

Officers have believe they have identified all the involved parties and do not believe there is a risk to the public at this time. Domestic Violence Reduction Unit detectives are responding to the scene to assist with the investigation. However, it is early in the investigation. One person has been detained pending the results of further investigation.

Domestic violence is among the most frequent and serious forms of violent crime investigated by police. If you or a loved one are experiencing domestic violence or are concerned that domestic violence may be an issue help is available.

The Portland Women's Crisis Line phone number is 1-888-235-5333. Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office:

http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most sever and life-threatening cases of domestic violence). Information on the DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679.

Finally, the City of Portland, Multnomah County and numerous other partners have joined together to created the Gateway Center. The Gateway Center attempts to limit the impact of intimate partner violence through by providing multi-cultural and survivor-centered advocacy and services. Given the complexity of domestic violence this center provides a single-point of access to services and resources for survivors of intimate partner violence. Information on the Gateway Center can be found at:


http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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###FIRST UPDATE###

At this time, 8:45 a.m., officers have not located a victim. A residence associated with the incident has been cleared and officers are still investigating.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

This morning, April 20, 2014, at 7:51 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 4200 block of S.E. 122 avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers are now in the area investigating the incident. It is still early in the investigation and the scene has not been stabilized. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.
UPDATE - Central Precinct officers respond to individual possibly armed with a pipe bomb
Portland Police Bureau - 04/20/14
The Explosive Devices Unit has determined that the device in this incident is not explosive and poses no risk to the public. OHSU's Department of Public Safety has detained the subject associated with this incident and is investigating. Access to OHSU has been re-opened. Additional inquiries regarding the status of the investigation should be directed to the OHSU Department of Public Safety.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, April 20, 2014 at 10:45 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to OHSU to assist their Department of Public Safety regarding a subject in possession of what may be an explosive device. Officers have arrived and contained the area. The incident is ongoing and access to certain parts of OHSU has been blocked. Due to the fluid nature of the situation there is limited information at this time but it appears that officers and security have contacted the subject who is not longer in possession of the possible device. It has not been confirmed that the object is in fact an explosive device.

The Explosive Devices Unit is responding to assist with this call. US Veteran's Highway is currently blocked at Sam Jackson Parkway. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Red Cross Responds to Salem House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/20/14
On Sunday, April 20, 2014, at approximately 07:30, disaster team members of the American Red Cross responded to a disaster in the 4000 block of Silverton Road NE in Salem, Oregon. This single-family fire affected four adults and two children. Red Cross provided food, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
04/19/14
Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Suspicious Package. **Update w/ Photo** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/14
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At 10:45 p.m. deputies with the assistance of the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad determined the device to be a hoax. The TA Truck Stop has been reopened for regular business and deputies will continue to investigate who placed the device behind the business.

The Sheriff's Office is asking that if you saw anyone or anything suspicious around the truck stop this evening to please call 503-588-5032.


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Sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Troopers are on scene and investigating a suspicious device found on the backside of the TA Truck Stop located at 21856 Bents Road NE. The device was located behind the Country Pride Restaurant which is on the campus of the TA Truck Stop at approximately 8:00 p.m. this evening.

After being called to the truck stop troopers and deputies evacuated the area and the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene to assist. There are no injuries and no traffic delays associated to the incident and the truck stop is the only business affected by this incident.

Further details will be released as they become available.


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UPDATE 2 SUSPECT'S NAME RELEASED Homeowner interrupts burglary tackles suspect and waits for police (Photo)
West Linn Police Dept. - 04/19/14
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UPDATE: On April 19, 2014 West Linn Police arrested STROSCHEIN, EZEKIEL ""ZEKE" KIRK for Burglary 1, Theft 1, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and PCS/Methamphetamine, and a Parole Violation Detainer. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

Mr. STROSCHEIN was caught breaking into a home in the 5400 Block of River St. by the homeowner and his roommate. They gave chase and were able to detain him in the yard. The WLPD was called at 5:16 P.M. and the first officers arrived at 5:19.

Mr. STROSCHEIN arrived at the crime scene in a Mercedes Benz Coupe that was stolen from in Portland within the last month.


*****UPDATE VICTIM AND WITNESS WILLING TO SPEAK WITH THE MEDIA THIS EVENING*****


On Saturday April 19, 2014 at 5:17 PM a homeowner arrived home to find a burglary in progress. The suspect attempted to flee, and was tackled by the homeowner and his friend.

The burglary occurred in the 5400 Block of River St. in West Linn.


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Urban League of Portland's Career Fair on April 22nd
Urban League of Portland - 04/19/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2014

The Urban League of Portland will host 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair
1000 Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014, 10:00AM-3:00PM

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Double Tree Hotel
(by Hilton) located at 1000 Multnomah Street, the Urban League of Portland, in partnership with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Comcast, and Bank of America, is hosting its 21st annual Career Connections Job Fair. The Career Connections Job Fair will feature employers from the Portland metropolitan area's health care, retail, construction, government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Employers are looking to the Urban League of Portland to help them recruit qualified and skilled diverse job candidates. The Urban League's Career Fair presents a unique opportunity for employers to directly interact with a large pool of skilled diverse candidates.
These employers are hiring for positions from entry-level to professional, from management to executive, ranging from construction and retail, to government and corporate opportunities. Job seekers in the Portland region have this opportunity to connect with a wide array of Portland-area employers who are actively seeking qualified candidates thanks, in part, to the sponsorship provided by: Bank of America, Oregon Department of Transportation, Comcast, The State of Oregon, Clear Channel Media, Portland Development Commission, the Pacific NW- Carpenters Union, Cambia, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Lottery, and Washington County & Washington County's Sheriff's Office. The 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair will include employer participants from: Family Care Inc, Kaiser Permanente, Enterprise, NECA-IBEW, the City of Beaverton, US Bank, TriMet, Country Financial, ITT Tech; Marylhurst University, Oregon & Southern Idaho Laborers, Constructing Hope, Oregon Trades Woman Inc., Life Works NW, and many more.
The Urban League of Portland has deep and longstanding ties to local communities and historical and ongoing relationships with a broad spectrum of: faith-based organizations, sororities, fraternities, minority businesses, and neighborhood groups in the Portland Metro area. It is recognized as one of the best sources for diversity recruitment, and as one of the leading voices for African Americans, people of color, and others in the region. Legacy Health's Sr. Recruitment Consultant Tricia Peck mentioned that Legacy Health is looking forward to the event this year, "Legacy is always excited to participate in this event, it gives us a chance to meet great people and connect with strong candidates for our job opportunities!". Laura Goty, Human Resource Manager at NW Natural said of the Urban League's Career Fair "NW Natural is pleased to once again participate in the Urban League's career fair. It's an excellent venue to talk with potential employees and fits in well with our company's commitment to hire a diverse workforce."
In addition to participating in the Career Fair, job seekers can access thousands of job postings from local employers through The Urban League's resource library, computer lab, and web site year-round.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information: Debra Lindsay - dlindsay@ulpdx.org 503-280-2600 ext 640
Workforce Development Director - Urban League of Portland
10 N Russell St, Portland OR 97227 fax: 503-281-2612

About the Urban League of Portland
The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. We are a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League.
MISSION
Our mission is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
HISTORY
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically under-served urban communities. The Urban League movement carries out its mission at the local, state and national levels through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community education and mobilization; coalitions, collaborations, and communications.
ulpdx.org


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UPDATE #2-Suspect booked-Update on Wednesday Morning Shooting of Police Officer and Canine in Southwest Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/19/14
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The picture which initially went through was for the original message. The current picture is the booking photograph for Ropp. We apologize for the confusion.

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Portland Police Detectives have booked the individual suspected of shooting police officer and his K-9 partner into the Multnomah County Jail. Paul Alan Ropp, a 20-year-old male, is being booked on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Assault II, Assault of a Law Enforcement Animal, Animal Abuse I (aggravated), Possession of an Explosive Device, Unlawful Use of Weapon (firearm), Burglary I and Attempt to Elude (vehicle).

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This update provides the most current available information regarding the ongoing investigation into yesterday's shooting in Southwest Portland.

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, shortly after 2:00 a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to a reported alarm at Blumenthal Uniforms, located at 9047 Southwest Barbur Blvd. As part of his investigation, the officer requested additional officers respond. As officers responded, they focused on a suspicious vehicle and began to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle, a white Chevrolet Suburban, did not stop and a short pursuit commenced and concluded quickly with the vehicle crashing into a pole at Southwest Lobelia Street and Capitol Highway.

The driver of the vehicle quickly exited and two other occupants stayed in the Suburban and were surrounded by officers.

Officer Jeff Dorn, a 16-year veteran, assigned to the K-9 Unit with his canine partner, Mick, and Officer Jason Worthington, a 9-year veteran, assigned to Central Precinct began a foot pursuit of the suspect.

Very quickly, shots were fired by the suspect, Officer Dorn and Officer Worthington. Officer Dorn was struck two times in the legs and Mick was struck on his body.

A necropsy performed today by the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Mick died of a single gunshot wound. Mick fled after being wounded and was found several hours later, deceased under a nearby hedge.

The suspect, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his head, fled the shooting scene on foot and a large neighborhood perimeter was established along Southwest Capitol Highway.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) and the Air Support Unit (ASU) responded and began assisting patrol officers in searching for the suspect. Other local law enforcement responded as well, including: Tualatin Police, Lake Oswego Police, Tigard Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police, Sherwood Police, Milwaukie Police, and Portland Fire & Rescue.

Calls to 9-1-1 by residents assisted police officers in locating the suspect in the 6900 block of Southwest Oleson Road. The suspect was contacted by SERT and taken into custody without incident. Officers searching the neighborhood located an AR-15 rifle and seized it as evidence.

The suspect that fled the scene is identified as 20-year-old Paul Alan Ropp. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening wound.

25-year-old Jamaell Diamond Riley was also transported to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

20-year-old Steven Alan Young was transported to the Detective Division and was booked early this morning into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree.

Ropp and Riley are expected to be booked later today and all three face additional charges.

Officer Dorn was released from the hospital this morning and will continue to recover from his injuries. Detective interviews of both involved officers are in the process of being scheduled.

Officer Dorn is unable to accommodate any media interviews for the foreseeable future and is asking for privacy at his home and neighborhood.

Detectives worked through the night and finished processing the crime scene in the early morning hours of April 17, 2014. They are still in the midst of executing search warrants and continuing this complex investigation.

The Portland Police K-9 Unit would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support for Officer Dorn and the loss of their K-9 partner, Mick.

Mick's original name was "Dusty vom Langgarten" but was changed to "Mickey" by Officer Dorn's family. His name was shortened to Mick for street work. Mick was a purebred German Shepherd, imported from Germany.

The Police Bureau purchased Mick from Brett Titus through his company Tac-Dogs in Colorado, http://www.tacdogs.com

Mick was born September 3, 2012 and died April 16, 2014.

Mick passed his Oregon Police Canine Association Certification on March 5, 2014 which made him eligible to work the street. 9 days later, Mick made his first 3 captures in the same day on March 14, 2014.

Mick had 5 total captures before he was gunned down, including the capture of a burglary suspect for North Precinct officers on April 15, 2014, the night before he was killed.

Officer Dorn has been with the K-9 Unit since 2006, and Mick was his second police dog. Officer Dorn is also assigned as a K-9 Handler as part of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), and was one of several officers awarded the Medal of Valor for his heroic work on November 23, 2010, during an incident with an armed suspect on Southeast Cherry Blossom Drive.

The Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit consists of eight officers and two sergeants, each assigned a canine partner.

The patrol dogs are trained in suspect tracking and apprehension, as well as finding articles of evidence.

The unit averages approximately 1,000 high-risk applications per year and approximately 230 captures of suspects.

All members of the K-9 Unit train daily and devote most Wednesdays to train together as a unit. The canines all have ballistic vests that are used during known high-risk situations. They are not worn continuously as they are too cumbersome for the dogs to wear throughout their shift.

Several members of the community have asked if there is a donation fund for the K-9 Unit. Non-tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit:

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit
4735 East Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97215

It has not been determined yet if there will be any public service to honor Mick after he was killed in the line of duty.

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts and well wishes for Officer Dorn and Mick on the K-9 Unit's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ppbk9 or the Bureau's Twitter account, @PortlandPolice. Use the hashtag #RIPK93Mick.

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Parole & Probation Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/19/14
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 67th Parole and Probation Officer Class on April 25, 2014 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony.

All family and friends of students, supervisors, department heads and elected officials are welcome to attend.

Any questions please call Kristy Witherell at DPSST (503) 378-2386 or e-mail her at kristy.witherell@state.or.us

Members of Parole & Probation Class #67

Officer Kevin Blaich
Josephine County Community Corrections

Officer Jason Caldwell
Clackamas County Community Corrections

Officer Lisa Coates
Polk County Community Corrections

Deputy Ryan Downing
Baker County Sheriff's Office

Officer Harley Earl III
Multnomah County Community Justice

Officer Holly Fischer
Washington County Community Corrections

Officer Zachariah Foos
Klamath County Community Corrections

Supervisor Joseph Garcia
Douglas County Community Corrections

Officer Richard Gill
Coos County Community Corrections

Officer Erin Gladstone
Washington County Community Corrections

Officer Flemming Greene
Multnomah County Community Justice

Deputy Heather Harris
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Officer Daryll Healey
Lincoln County Community Corrections

Officer Colleen Kim
Multnomah County Community Justice

Supervisor Gregory Lay
DOC/Linn County Community Corrections

Officer Mark McDaniel
Klamath County Community Corrections

Officer Andrew Morgan
Lincoln County Community Corrections

Deputy Frances Murrey
Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Officer Christine Myers
Multnomah County Community Justice

Deputy Tyler Nelsen
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Officer Jeromy Pilon
Yamhill County Community Corrections

Officer Joshua Pritt
Benton County Sheriff's Office

Officer Consuelo Ramirez
Hood River County Community Justice

Officer Ronald Ramsey
Multnomah County Community Justice

Officer Matthew Scott
Multnomah County Community Justice

Deputy Anna Seaholm
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

Officer Jacob Skokan
Multnomah County Community Justice

Deputy Connie Trigilio
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Officer Brittany Whitmire
Jackson County Community Justice

Officer Keith Yori
Douglas County Community Corrections


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board
Hood River Lions Club Grant Helps Ensure Better Training and Safety For Sheriff's Office (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/14
Deputies prepare for training on new mats purchased with grant funding from the Hood River Lions Club.
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HOOD RIVER, ORE. - Sheriff's Deputies practice handcuffing, control holds and defensive tactics in the Hood River County Courthouse. This is all done in a controlled and now safe environment thanks to a generous grant by the Hood River Lions Club. The Sheriff's Office was awarded money to purchase folding mats so personnel could remain on site to train.

"Before the acquisition of these mats, we had to try to schedule space and time in local schools. Typically we were only able to offer this type of training once a year", said Lead Defensive Tactic's Instructor Deputy Joel Carmody. Carmody, who applied with the Lions Club for the grant said that having their own dedicated space and equipment now allows Sheriff's Office personnel to have more organized training sessions annually and gives deputies an opportunity to practice individually or in small groups at the office, in addition to regularly scheduled training sessions.

Certified Police Officers in Oregon are required to have a minimum of eighty-four hours of training every three years. At the end of the three year cycle, personnel that have not made their hours, risk revocation of their certification by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Without a certification, a law enforcement officer can no longer work.

In Law Enforcement, training is a necessity. It exposes personnel to best practices and current law, reduces liability for agencies and the jurisdictions they serve, keeps the public and law enforcement officers safer, and motivates employees by introducing new techniques and giving them the ability to become more efficient and effective.

Oregon's tight and shrinking public safety budgets in recent years, coupled with the numerous requirements and responsibilities law enforcement agencies face, have made it difficult for organizations to effectively address all of their priorities; particularly smaller agencies. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is no exception. At the end of the last training cycle, a majority of the Sheriff's Office's deputies were short on their required training and faced potential loss of certification.

"Training is expensive, takes personnel time but is absolutely critical in our line of work", said Hood River County Sheriff Matt English. "Frankly, the position we were in was scary. I vowed to do everything I could, to never let that happen again", English went on to say.

Last year, using donations, personal contributions, grants and countless volunteer hours from employees and family, the Sheriff's Office converted a space in the courthouse to a dedicated training room. "This is the first time we've had our own training space", Carmody said. "We can now train on site, more often, with our own equipment", he concluded.

In January of 2013, schedule changes within the Sheriff's Office were instituted to allow employees to train during their regularly scheduled work hours; keeping deputies in the county and drastically reducing overtime costs often associated with training. All of this was accomplished without sacrificing the day to day operational needs of the agency. While deputies train during their shift, there are always enough deputies on the road to cover calls and provide service to the citizens.

"Last year, our patrol deputies averaged nearly one hundred hours of training each", said Chief Deputy Brian Rockett. "We anticipate that at the end of the next training cycle, our staff will have nearly three times the minimum required hours".

The Sheriff's Office stressed how thankful they were to the Hood River Lions Club for helping them achieve their training goals and contribute to the safety and security of the citizens and deputies that serve the community.


Attached Media Files: Deputies prepare for training on new mats purchased with grant funding from the Hood River Lions Club. , Sheriff personnel stand with members of the Hood River Lions Club on newly acquired training mats.
Deputies Arrest Speed Racing Driver (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/19/14
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Last night, 04/19 at about 1:30 a.m., a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office encountered two vehicles racing at high speeds on Market Street near Clay Street NE. When the deputy attempted to turn around on the vehicles they split directions and began using city streets to hide from responding deputies.

A short time later deputies located a white, BMW 330 that was parked opposing traffic on the side of Swegle Road NE. Deputies believed this was the vehicle they were looking for and when they went to contact the driver the vehicle drove away at a high rate of speed.

Once the deputy got his vehicle turned around he could see the BMW was traveling down 45th Avenue NE toward Center Street NE. However due to the deputy having to turn around the vehicle was lost and deputies again began searching.

It was at this point that 911 operators began receiving reports of a vehicle into a house at 4490 Center Street NE. When deputies arrived they found the BMW had struck a parked vehicle. As a result of the crash the parked vehicle impacted a residence causing significant damage to the house.

The driver of the vehicle Humberto Ramirez, age 20 fled the scene of the crash but was seized after hiding under a house in the 500 block of Citation Way NE, by K9 Yo and his handler, Deputy Wollenschlaeger.

After being treated and released from the hospital for minor injuries associated to the dog seizure, Mr. Ramirez was taken to the Marion County Jail and lodged. Mr. Ramirez is currently being held on 9 counts of reckless endangering, reckless driving, attempting to elude the police and the unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Mr. Ramirez's 9 counts or reckless endangering stem from his passenger in the vehicle and the 8 occupants of the residence struck by the vehicle he hit. Mr. Ramirez's unlawful use of a motor vehicle charge is a result of him taking his mother's car without her permission.

Deputies want the public to know that this incident took less than three minutes to unfold. Each year deputies respond to calls for service regarding drivers racing and these incidents can often turn tragic or have deadly results. The Sherriff's Office asks that you call 503-588-5032 if you see vehicles racing and report their activity.


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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 22E near Gates in Marion County
Oregon State Police - 04/19/14
A 48-year old woman was seriously injured Friday night in a single vehicle, alcohol-involved traffic crash along Highway 22E in the Gates area. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers investigating the crash later cited the driver who is being treated at Salem Hospital.

On April 18, 2014 at approximately 11:13 p.m., a 1986 Toyota pickup driven by TAMMY HELTON, age 48, from Gates, was traveling on Highway 22E near milepost 34 when she lost control and the pickup rolled off the highway. HELTON was ejected and came to rest on the roadway seriously injured.

HELTON was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital. Subsequent to the initial investigation, she was cited to appear at a later date in Marion County Circuit Court for DUII and Reckless Driving.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Gates Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene to assist. The highway was blocked for about an hour.

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04/18/14
Longview Police Department Investigates 3 vehicle Collision (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/18/14
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On April 18, 2014, at approximately 1:41 pm, Longview Police and Fire Departments along with American Medical Response responded to 38th Ave and Ocean Beach Hay for a three vehicle collision. Initial reports were that one of the vehicles crashed into McDonald's and there were a total of six patients. Emergency personnel arrived on-scene and began treating the victims. Three patients were transported to St. John Hospital and one was transported by private vehicle. It is unknown on the extent of the injuries.

The investigation shows that a blue Chevrolet S-10 driven by Joshua P. Goble (30 yoa) of Kelso, Washington was southbound on 38th Ave in the turn-lane to go east on Ocean Beach Hwy. The light was red and there was a vehicle in front of Goble's vehicle. Goble pulled out of the turn lane and accelerated into the intersection and struck a motorcycle (1995 Harley Davidson) that was westbound on Ocean Beach Hwy. The motorcycle rider was identified as Steven C. Morris of Longview, Washington. Morris was transported to St. John Hospital by ambulance.

Goble's vehicle continued and collided with a truck (2005 Chevrolet Colorado) that was eastbound on Ocean Beach Hwy. The truck was driven by Dennis M. Loney and Valerie L. Loney was a passenger. Both are of Longview, Washington. Mrs. Loney was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Goble's vehicle continued into the McDonald's drive-thru and up onto a fence which surrounds the outdoor seating area. The truck a customer who was seated at a table. The female was identified as Diana K. Johnson of Longview, Washington. Johnson was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Goble was also transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The investigation revealed Goble may have been under the influence of drugs. A search warrant was completed to obtain a sample of Goble's blood. A search warrant was obtained for Goble's truck. Goble was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail for Vehicular Assault.


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UPDATE-FOUND SAFE_Police seek assistance locating missing endangered person (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/18/14
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Mr. Todd has been located and is safe.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking the public's assistance in locating a missing endangered person. Matthew David Todd was last seen April 17 at 3:54 a.m. and may be in the area of St. John's Park. Mr. Todd is a 31 year-old male white, about 6' tall and weighs about 240 lbs. His photograph is attached.

If seen the public is asked to call 911. Anyone who may have other information about his possible whereabouts is asked to call Detective Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081.

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Prineville Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge; OSP Investigation Continuing (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/14
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A Prineville man, who was a scout master with the Prineville-area Boy Scouts, turned himself in to Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives after he was indicted and a warrant issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

On April 18, 2014, JAMES ALLEN WILSON, age 36, from Prineville, turned himself in at the Deschutes County Jail. WILSON was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury and an arrest warrant issued. Arrangements were made for WILSON to surrender himself at the Deschutes County Jail.

OSP detectives were investigating allegations that WILSON sexually abused a male who was a minor at the time of the alleged crimes over a several year period. WILSON was involved with the Boy Scouts organization since his childhood and was a Scout Master for several years in Prineville. His association with the organization ended after the investigation started.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division believes there may be other victims and is interested in speaking with anyone who has information related to this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mitch Meyer at (541) 633-2225 or email mitch.meyer@state.or.us.

Photograph - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

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Interagency Tillamook Narcotics Team Investigation Leads to Seizure of 7 lbs of Meth, Guns, Meth Lab, & Two Arrests in Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/14
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Following a lengthy multi-agency investigation led by the Tillamook Narcotics Team (TNT), in conjunction with the DEA - Salem Task Force, detectives arrested two Salem-area residents Friday morning and seized approximately 7 lbs of methamphetamine, seven guns (two stolen), ammunition, cash and a clandestine methamphetamine reduction lab. The drug, property and evidence seizures were the result of a traffic stop and subsequent search warrant served at a residence.

During the early morning hours of April 18, 2014, a traffic stop was conducted on a 2002 Subaru Impreza driven by LISANDRO SANCHEZ, age 23, from Salem. During the stop, a drug detection canine alerted on the vehicle in which a secret compartment was found containing approximately 6.5 lbs of packaged methamphetamine. SANCHEZ was taken into custody as the investigation continued.

Detectives later served a search warrant at SANCHEZ's residence located at 2270 Hyde Street SE in Salem where they arrested his girlfriend, CHERYL PURCELL, age 24. During a search of the residence and property, detectives found a methamphetamine reduction lab in a back yard shed. OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives trained in processing clandestine labs responded to the residence to process and clean up the lab.

Located in the residence was approximately a half pound of methamphetamine, 7 firearms (two of which had previously been reported stolen), drug records and other evidence.

LISANDRO SANCHEZ was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felon in Possession of a Firearm (7 counts)
* Theft by Receiving (2 counts)
* Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (2 counts)
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (3 counts)
* Frequenting a Place Where Drugs are Used/Kept/Sold

CHERYL PURCELL was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Theft by receiving (2 counts)
* Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Frequenting a Place Where Drugs are Used/Kept/Sold

TNT is comprised of members from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police.

The DEA Task Force is comprised of members from DEA, Department of Justice, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Police Department, and Oregon State Police.

Questions should be directed to Tillamook County Sheriff's Office TNT supervisor.

Photograph Sources:
Sanchez & Purcell - Marion County Sheriff's Office
Meth & Guns - Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section

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Deputies Warn of Warrant Scam
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/14
April 18, 2014--The Washington County Sheriff's Office and local police agencies have received complaints from citizens concerning a warrant payment scam. The subject would ask for a payoff to avoid arresting the person that supposedly had the warrant.

The subject would call a citizen at random and identify himself as a Washington County Deputy Sheriff and that the citizen currently has a warrant for their arrest. The subject tells the victim that they will be arrested if they did not buy a Green Dot prepaid card in a specified amount and pay them to clear the warrant. Once the victim had the card, the subject would then arrange a location to meet them and obtain the card. The subject would threaten to come to their house and arrest them if they didn't pay.

Attached is a voicemail audio recording that was obtained when a deputy called the phone number back acting as the potential victim (use MP3 player). The subject's phone was disconnected shortly after the call.

No law enforcement agency will ever call demanding money to clear a warrant or for any other reason. If a person has a warrant for their arrest, a law enforcement officer is required to take them into custody and not take any type of payment to clear the warrant. We are advising anyone who receives a call like this to report it immediately.

Other local law enforcement agencies have received reports with similar circumstances. This scam is a variation of other scams where scammers will call or email with the promise of something in exchange for cash, Green Dot prepaid cards, money wires, or any other form of payment that involves urgent payment. Prepaid cards are as good as cash. Once a person has the secret code located on the back of the card, your money is lost and very difficult to trace.

The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens to never send money in any form to someone you don't personally know. These requests are a concern for law enforcement with individuals attempting to cheat you out of your money.

Investigators are seeking the public's help regarding this case or similar scam cases. If you have any information, or have recently received a solicitation that seemed suspicious, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 629-0111.


Attached Media Files: Scam Audio (MP3)
Stayton Local Responders Train Together (Photo)
Stayton Fire Dist. - 04/18/14
MCI/MPI Stayton Drill
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On Thursday evening, April 17th Stayton area first responders participated in a training exercise with a local business to prepare for a critical incident response involving several injured victims. Participants included Stayton Police Department, Stayton Fire District, Sublimity Fire District, Santiam Ambulance, METCOM (911 dispatch), and Mastercraft Furniture. The combined effort of 55 first responders and Mastercraft Furniture employees will help to prepare for possible future incidents in the local communities.

Goals of the training included effective communications, unified incident management system and integration of Law Enforcement and EMS operations. The exercise was a success and will help identify future training and operational needs.

Marty Olson, President of Mastercraft Furniture commented on the success of the exercise and that it highlighted the good working relationship between the local first responders.

The Stayton Police Department and Stayton Fire District would like to thank Mastercraft Furniture owner and employees for the use of the facility and their support of local emergency services.


Attached Media Files: MCI/MPI Stayton Drill
Portland Police respond to threats at David Douglas School
Portland Police Bureau - 04/18/14
Today, Friday April 18, 2014 at approximately 1:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of David Douglas School on a report of a person making threats. Officers arrived and were able to determine the identity of the suspect and that he had returned home. Officers contact the subject's family and learned that he was suffering from mental health issues and was in need of mental health assistance.

After consulting the Project Respond and the PPB's Behavioral Health Unit, as well as the family of the subject, officers determined that an appropriate course of action would be to allow the subjects family to transport him to an area mental health facility for treatment.

The incident is now resolved and there is no danger to the public.

The following is from Multnomah County's Mental Health Services website:

"Mental Health Crisis Intervention

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or want help to avoid a crisis we are available to help.

(503) 988-4888

Toll-Free: 1(800) 716-9769

TTY: (503) 988-5866

The Mental Health Call Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a highly-educated, well-trained staff. The Call Center offers:

Crisis counseling by phone, with translation services for non-English speakers
24/7 mobile outreach for in-person crisis assessment

Referral to low-cost or sliding-scale agencies

Help finding mental health or addiction providers, including those with linguistically specific services

Information about non-crisis community resources"

More information is available at:

http://web.multco.us/mhas/mental-health-services

Information on the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit is available at:

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62135
Beaverton City Hall Displays Art Empowering Foster Children
City of Beaverton - 04/18/14
The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) displays artwork dedicated to empowering Beaverton foster children at City Hall (4755 SW Griffith Drive) through April. The work displayed at City Hall was illustrated by children in foster care and can be seen on the second floor.

"Art provides a great outlet for inspiring creativity in children," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I'm pleased to see our Beaverton Arts Commission recognizing foster kids for their artistic talents."

Foster Family Care Network partnered with local charitable organization, "A Jesus Church" to host Foster Parent Night Out, which empowered foster children through art. The organization's goal is to provide Beaverton foster children with support and give them a sense of worth.

"Foster Family Care Network recognizes that many of the children have experienced a challenging start to life," said Mayor Doyle. "It's our hope that with care and kindness things can get better."

Beaverton City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All artwork is for sale. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov.

The Beaverton Arts Commission also has revolving art exhibits at Providence St. Vincent Hospital (9205 Southwest Barnes Road), Cedar Hills Recreation Center (11640 SW Park Way), Progress Ridge New Seasons (14805 SW Barrows Road), and the Artisan Salon (4430 SW Lombard Avenue). For more information, please contact Elaine Worden at 503-526-2299 or eworden@BeavertonOregon.gov.

The BAC contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as Last Tuesdays, the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit www.BeavertonArts.org, call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2559.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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BG Education Foundation's March School Shout-Outs (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 04/18/14
Chris Burt (l) with Ken Evans (R)
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Battle Ground, WA - Battle Ground Education Foundation (BGEF) highlighted Amboy Middle and Yacolt Primary schools for the month of March. Each school received a healthy breakfast and a $300 scholarship to support student learning. Each building principal was asked to write a short paragraph highlighting great practices in the school. Below is a photo and excerpt from each school.

Yacolt Primary School
"We love technology at Yacolt Primary and our staff is embracing it for student learning in the twenty-first century. We have computer labs; iPads for math, reading and writing interventions; and a visual arts program using laptop computers and Wacom Tablets. In the visual arts program, the focus for students is learning traditional art skills in a digital format. We are also using online reading and math programs that can be accessed from home helping all students, which is particularly beneficial for students who are below grade level in reading, writing or math. All teachers and other certified staff are enhancing their technology skills by using district iPads and continue to advance classroom learning." Ken Evans, Principal

Amboy Middle School
"Amboy Middle has been moving in a very positive direction. All of our curricular areas have been supported with the use of our new Chrome Books and the students are very excited and eager to use them for research, projects and activities. These tablets are also being used to prepare our students for the future computerized state testing. As a staff, we have been focusing our professional development on the new Common Core State Standards and working in collaborative teams to prepare for next year's implementation. Recently our 7th grade math team took first place in our district competition and our arts programs are in full swing with band performances, art displays in the building, and anti-bullying performances for students. We are soaring together as a team at Amboy Middle School! Go Eagles!" Mike Maloney, Principal


Attached Media Files: Chris Burt (l) with Ken Evans (R) , Christ Burt with Mike Maloney and Staff at Amboy Middle School
Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force Welcomes Tennessee Titan Delanie Walker to Oregon
Albany Police - 04/18/14
Delanie Walker of the NFL Tenessee Titans, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 annual DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Conference on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Lincoln City.

After losing his aunt and uncle to a drunk driver in New Orleans immediately following Super Bowl XLVII, Delanie became determined to give back. As a spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Delanie has represented the organization on a local and national level, sharing his story with other players, team executives, media and fans across the country.

According to DUII Task Force Chair, Robert Hayes, "This is an unique position for a professional athlete and I applaud Delanie for speaking so openly about the dangers of impaired driving, as well as leading by example. He understands that his voice could save lives. We are honored to have him as our keynote speaker."

The Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Conference is attended by various disciplines including law enforcement, prosecutors, treatment and prevention providers, evaluators, parole and probation and others involved in the fight against impaired driving.

Media inquiries should be directed to Chair Robert Hayes at 541-979-2663.

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Portland Police conduct extra patrol in response to recent shootings
Portland Police Bureau - 04/18/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force will be conducting extra patrols this weekend in response to recent shootings. These units will be supplemented by officers from the Precinct Neighborhood Response Teams, Youth Services Division, Traffic Division and Transit Division. Additionally, the Department of Community Justice, Office of Youth Violence Prevent gang outreach, other area gang enforcement teams as well as community groups will be out trying to prevent additional violence through both increased police presence and outreach to at risk individuals.

The PPB would like ask the public to help make us aware of any emerging issues by calling 911 for an emergency response involving potentially violent situations or by calling 503-823-3333 for other, non-emergency,situations which the police should be aware of. Additionally, anyone with information about the recent shootings is asked to come forward and contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4190 or Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.


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Independence Crash Update
Independence Police Dept. - 04/18/14
Both the Independence Police Department and the Oregon State Police are still investigating Yesterday's Fatal Car crash on Stryker Road in Independence. The driver of the Dodge Durango has been identified as Colleen Patrick of Salem. Both her and her 2 children are recovering from the crash with minor injuries.

The deceased driver of the passenger car has been identified as 18 year old Jacqueline Hernandez-Romero from Independence Oregon. Also in the car was her mother, Maria Del Rocio Romero Valtierra from Independence and the 8 year old son of Maria. Maria was treated and released while the 8 year old is still in ICU.

No additional press releases are planned.
Independence Fatal Car Crash
Independence Police Dept. - 04/18/14
Independence Police Department (IPD), with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP), is continuing the investigation into the cause of a two-vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred Thursday afternoon east of the Independence State Airport. One person died and five others were injured. Names will be released Friday.

According to IPD Lieutenant Rick Igou, on April 17, 2014 at approximately 4:55 p.m., a Dodge Durango driven by an adult female was northbound on Stryker Road when it collided into the driver's side of a passenger car driven by an 18-year old female that pulled out from a parking lot near Stinson Street.

The passenger car's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Also in the passenger car was an adult female and 8-year old boy. Both were injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. The boy was critically injured and the female received minor injuries. All were believed to be using safety restraints.

The Dodge's adult female driver received non-life threatening injuries. She was also transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. Two juvenile age boy passengers were transported as well, but the injuries were minor. All were believed to be using safety restraints.

An OSP collision reconstructionist and troopers responded to the scene to assist IPD with the investigation. Also assisting at the scene was the Monmouth Police Department, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District #1, and Independence Public Works.

No photographs or other information to be released at this time.
Wildfire knows no season (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/18/14
Is your home safe from wildfire? Wildfire Awareness Month is a good time to create defensible space on your property ahead of the summer fire season.]
Is your home safe from wildfire? Wildfire Awareness Month is a good time to create defensible space on your property ahead of the summer fire season.]
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May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month! Please be mindful of the growing potential for wildfires and follow basic fire safety rules and precautions. The heaviest activity is in the summer, but fires occur all seasons of the year including spring. During May, state, local and federal fire agencies will be spreading the word about wildfire prevention and the steps Oregonians can take to stop most fires before they start.

AT STAKE: LIVES, PROPERTY, FORESTS
When it comes to preventing wildfires, there's a lot at stake - lives, personal property, and the many values provided by Oregon's forests. In 2013, three firefighters died battling Oregon wildfires. Timber losses totaled about $370 million, and the fires decimated key fish and wildlife habitats. Homes and outbuildings were destroyed as well.

WILDFIRES CAN START AT HOME
Wildfires that occur in the wildland-urban interface often are started by human activity and then spread to the forest. Once underway a fire follows the fuel, whether it is trees or houses.

"Simple prevention strategies will make the strongest impact in keeping your home, family and community safe," said Kristin Babbs, president of the Keep Oregon Green Association.

Spring is the perfect time, she said, to remove dead flammable vegetation and limb up trees around the backyard.

To get an early start on Wildfire Awareness Month, join your neighbors and reduce your community wildfire risk by taking part in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 3. The National Fire Protection Association has teamed up with State Farm Insurance to encourage residents to commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, to help raise wildfire awareness and work together on projects that can help protect homes and entire communities from the threat of wildfire.

"Thousands of Oregonian's lives and homes can be put at risk when a wildfire strikes," reminds Interim Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "I encourage everyone to prepare their home and the area around their home before wildfire season begins by checking the websites for Keep Oregon Green and the Oregon Dept. of Forestry."

Coming soon: More Wildfire Awareness Month tips
During May, Keep Oregon Green will promote fire prevention messages on:

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?,?- vehicle exhaust system checks, and final preparations for fire season


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Attached Media Files: Is your home safe from wildfire? Wildfire Awareness Month is a good time to create defensible space on your property ahead of the summer fire season.]
Media Advisory: Union Gospel Mission to serve more than 700 meals at Easter Event
Union Gospel Mission - 04/18/14
Union Gospel Mission to serve more than 700 meals at Easter Event

Portland, OR- Union Gospel Mission plans to serve more than 700 meals on Easter Sunday, April 20. The Easter brunch is free and open to anyone in need of a meal. The brunch takes place at Union Gospel Mission at 15 NW Third Avenue, Portland from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The menu for the Easter brunch is Eggs Benedict, ambrosia, coffee and juice. Last Easter, Union Gospel Mission served 717 meals. Guests will be receiving hygiene kits called "Hope Totes" containing socks and a variety of hygiene items. Last year Union Gospel Mission gave away 526 Hope Tote hygiene kits. Over 150 volunteers are involved in preparing and serving at the Easter event.


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Note: The media is welcome to film/photograph the event. Interviews with Union Gospel Mission staff, volunteers and other participants are available. Please contact Stacy Kean at 503-314-5235 (cell) or ask for Stacy Kean at the volunteer station on the day of the event.
Detectives Search for Endangered Runaway (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/14
Steven Zellmer Photo
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April 18, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for a runaway juvenile that is engaging in dangerous activities.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to locate Steven Zellmer, 16, from Beaverton. It is believed that he has repeatedly engaged in dangerous self-destructive behavior when he previously ran away from home.

Below, in bold, is a statement from Steven's family:

Please Help Us!

We are frantically worried about our son, Steven Zellmer. He recently turned 16 years old and has been missing from home in Beaverton, Oregon since April 5, 2014. (Washington County Sheriff's Office case #14-505053).

Steven is quite personable, but has very poor judgment. He is a chronic runaway who is engaged in high risk, dangerous behavior when he is on the run. He continues to be at risk of abuse by men in their 30's, 40's and 50's. He meets these men using social media sites.

Steven is 5'8" and 145 pounds, with hazel brown eyes and light brown hair. He has braces on his teeth and noticeable acne on his face and torso.

We believe he may be wearing his black/dark brown leather jacket with a gray hood, jeans, and gray leather high-top Nikes with purple and yellow trim. He usually wears a green baseball cap, or a green baseball cap with a gray front. He may have his long board with him.

Steven usually hangs around the Aloha/Beaverton area, at times on or near the MAX line, but has also spent time in Downtown Portland, near China Town.

Gratefully,
The Zellmer Family

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. When Steven is located, he will be taken to a secure care facility. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 629-0111.


Attached Media Files: Steven Zellmer Photo
A Very Good Friday For Clackamas Ducks (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 04/18/14
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Firefighters rescued two ducklings from an Oregon City storm drain in the Berry Hill Mall located at the intersection of Beavercreek Road and Highway 213. A local couple noticed the two ducklings struggle to follow their mother up a parking lot curb, and tumble into the drain. The single fire engine from station 16 was dispatched using a non-emergent line at 0930 this morning, and used the simple compassion and care located in every Clackamas tool box for the safe recovery of the two wandering ducks.


Attached Media Files: duck #2 , duck#1
OSP, Clackamas County SO, Tualatin Police Targeting Distracted Drivers April 21 & 25 on Interstate 5 & Interstate 205
Oregon State Police - 04/18/14
Next week, the Oregon State Police (OSP), Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) and Tualatin Police Department are conducting joint enforcement operations on Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and area roads aimed to prevent traffic crashes that may be connected with distracted driving. During April, law enforcement and traffic safety partners have taken educational and enforcement steps to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month.

OSP, ODOT, law enforcement in Oregon and around the nation, along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) consider distracted driving to be an emerging highway safety issue that must be addressed. OSP, CCSO and Tualatin Police Department are conducting joint enforcement efforts Monday morning, April 21, and Friday afternoon, April 25.

Distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind of the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction) and hearing something not related to driver (auditory distraction).

Distracted driving-related behavior may be factors in crashes involving following too close, fail to obey traffic control devices, fail to maintain lane of travel, and roadway departures. The most obvious violation associated with distracted driving will be handled through enforcement of Oregon's cell phone law (Unlawful Use of a Mobile Communication Device).

According to ODOT, from 2008 - 2012 in Oregon, 13 people were killed in crashes involving drivers using a handheld mobile communication device to talk or text. During that same five year period in Oregon, 65 people died in crashes involving any kind of distracted driver.

OSP, CCSO and Tualatin Police Department remind drivers of all ages that a lot can happen during a period of distracted driving, no matter how brief it may be. For example, when sending or receiving a text, a driver's eyes are taken off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph (the posted speed on the targeted highways listed above), this is the equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

Now is a good time for all users of the transportation system to put away the distractions and focus on getting where you want to go safely.

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City Launches "What's Next, Beaverton" Website (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 04/18/14
The city is encouraging residents to share their ideas about Beavertons future through a new, interactive website.
The city is encouraging residents to share their ideas about Beavertons future through a new, interactive website.
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- Beaverton engages public in online conversation about city's future -

The city has launched an interactive "What's Next, Beaverton" website--www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WhatsNext--and is encouraging residents to share their ideas about Beaverton's future.

"This new website will complement a series of in-person Community Vision and Comprehensive Plan events that will occur over the next two years," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We're looking forward to having online conversations that build on the unique character of our city.

Currently, Beaverton is updating its five-year Community Vision action plan as well as sections of its Comprehensive Plan. The city is seeking ideas for neighborhoods, housing, jobs, businesses, transportation, education, sustainability, diversity, and arts and culture.

The city is encouraging residents to register on the website so they can post original ideas, rate ideas from their fellow residents, participate in online polls, share photos, and earn points toward participation rewards.

Earlier this year, the city's Visioning Advisory Committee reported to the City Council that 94 percent of the Beaverton Community Vision plan is underway or complete.

"It's time we update our visioning plan with new ideas," said Doyle. "We need to hear from residents about what they want to see happen in Beaverton in five, ten or 20 years from now.

Beaverton is also updating parts of its Comprehensive Plan, which serves as the city's long-range plan. The plan provides guidance for the physical development of the city, including land use, economic development, transportation, housing, and natural resources. All cities in Oregon are required to adopt and periodically update their Comprehensive Plans.

"It's important to city leaders that we regularly reach out to our residents and learn firsthand what they're thinking," said Doyle. "We hope they will share this interactive website with their family, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. This is one more opportunity for them to help shape the city's future."

For more information on the Beaverton Community Vision, please visit www.BeavertonCommunityVision.com or contact Erin Gordenier at 503-526-2232 / egordenier@BeavertonOregon.gov. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/ComprehensivePlan2035 or contact Cassera Phipps at 503-526-2247 / cphipps@BeavertonOregon.gov.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: The city is encouraging residents to share their ideas about Beavertons future through a new, interactive website.
Free Comic Book Day Celebrated in Style at West Linn Library (Photo)
City of West Linn - 04/18/14
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Event will include comic creators, workshops, and crafts


WEST LINN - The West Linn Public Library is celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3, from noon to 5 p.m., where you can meet comic creators, attend workshops and demonstrations, make crafts and enter a raffle. More than 300 free comic books will be given out starting at noon, while supplies last.

Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May every year. Participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books for free to anyone who comes into their stores.

The event is administered by a panel representing all parts of the comic book industry: retailers, publishers, suppliers and Diamond Comic Distributors. Each year, publishers apply to provide comic books at cost to retailers, who in turn give them away for free.

The library started participating in the event last year with a giveaway. This year, they decided to make the event bigger and better and use it as a way to promote literacy.

"The goal of our library's Free Comic Book Day and Mini Con event is to celebrate comics as a valuable literacy tool," said Children's Librarian Carson Mischel. "Comics can be a great way to help children learn to love reading, and we are fortunate to live in a thriving comics community."

Attendees will get a chance to meet Barry Deutsch, the author and illustrator of the award-winning "Hereville" series, and Mark Fearing, the author and illustrator of "Earthling!" They can also attend a workshop about comics publishing with Portland's own Top Shelf Publishing and Shannon Wheeler, creator of "Too Much Coffee Man."

"We are excited to invite local comic books creators into our library to help ignite and encourage a love of comic books," Mischel said. "This will be a family event with activities for people of all ages."

Attendees can get their face painted, visit the "draw your own comic" station, learn about webcomics and attend a panel discussion on Independent Comics featuring local comic artists. Each person will get one free entry into the raffle drawing. Prizes include superhero posters and copies of popular graphic novels.

Contact:
Carson Mischel
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About the City of West Linn:
The City of West Linn is a community where citizens, civic organizations, businesses and city government work together to ensure that the community retains its hometown identity, quality of life, and natural beauty. The estimated population is 24,400. The City Council consists of the Mayor and four Councilors who act as the board of directors of the City of West Linn municipal corporation. The Council sets policies for the city government, enacts ordinances and hires, directs, and evaluates the city manager. Municipal services are provided by City employees and headed by the City Manager. The City operates its own police department, a municipal court, water, wastewater and storm water utilities, street operations, planning, building inspection, engineering, fleet management, library, and parks and recreation.


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$30,000 Community Foundation grant supports nConnect programming (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 04/18/14
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The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington will present the fourth of six $30,000 anniversary grants to nConnect. The grant will be presented on Friday, March 18 during a Speed Networking event hosted by nConnect at Skyview High School, which will run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. These funds will allow nConnect to expand its programming in middle schools that serve neighborhoods with high rates of poverty in the Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts. Staff members from both organizations, as well as a few volunteers, will all attend the event and grant presentation, which is also open to the public.

The Speed Networking event represents the Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs) that will be funded through the Community Foundation grant during the 2014-2015 school year. These networking events provide students with opportunities to explore a variety of career options by participating in short, informational interviews with STEM professionals. Mark Lewis, interim executive director at nConnect, said that these events offer great opportunities for students to gather information on the necessary preparation and required knowledge necessary to pursue STEM careers. During speed networking, a business person provides students with a glimpse of what their career is like, the necessary training and workplace requirements, as well as a number of fun facts.

"Students have important decisions to make about their future careers over the next few months," Lewis said. "This event helps them by providing valuable face time with local professionals and expanding their perspective of how STEM education can be applied in the professional world."

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is supporting this program as part of its ongoing focus to interrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty in southwest Washington. The organization's six $30,000 anniversary grants are also commemorating the Foundation's 30th year of operation in southwest Washington. They will each address the growing issue of intergenerational poverty in different ways by supporting a range of nonprofit projects and programs. Anne Digenis, Senior Philanthropic Advisor for the Community Foundation, said that these grants are part of a larger effort to create awareness about intergenerational poverty and its contributing factors, and are also providing an influx of resources for six local nonprofits. Investments such as these are needed to interrupt this concerning cycle, she said.

"This program expands horizons for local youth who often experience major obstacles to educational success," Digenis said. "Beyond the inspiration of talking to professionals who share their passions, nConnect is really increasing these student's knowledge and skills."

Those interested in attending the grant presentation should check in at the main office of Skyview High School (1300 NW 139th St, Vancouver, WA 98685) at 12:30 p.m.

About nConnect
nConnect works in partnership with educational institutions and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) focused companies and professionals to bring relevancy, rigor and impactful relationships to classrooms. Through these partnerships, nConnect combines career-related learning experiences with active mentoring to support and sustain students as they discover and unlock their potential. Contact nConnect for more information about how you can get involved, info@nconnect.org.

About the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Established in 1984, The Community Foundation helps southwest Washington residents build a more vibrant community by inspiring them to engage in philanthropy. The Foundation holds more than 290 distinct funds, which are pooled, managed and invested to generate growth and income for granting purposes. Governed by an esteemed volunteer Board, the Community Foundation offers benefits and services to donors, nonprofits and the community at large.


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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 45 lbs of Marijuana, 1/4 lb of Hash & Arrest of 2 Washington Men - Interstate 5 near Central Point (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/18/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday night near Central Point led to the arrest of two Washington residents after the trooper discovered they were transporting approximately 45 pounds of marijuana and a quarter pound of hash in their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On April 17, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Saturn station wagon displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for a speed violation. The vehicle's two occupants were identified as driver RYAN A. LONGLEY, age 23, from Lake Tapps, Washington, and passenger COTY S. HAMMOND, age 22, from Spanaway, Washington.

Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 45 pounds of marijuana and a quarter pound of hash concealed in trash bags inside the car. Estimated value of the seized marijuana and hash is over $110,000.

HAMMOND and LONGLEY were both lodged in the Jackson County Jail for felony Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

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Child Pornography Arrest - Albany Police Case 14-7340 (Photo)
Albany Police - 04/18/14
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at about 11:30 a.m., Albany Police Detectives, assisted by the Oregon Department of Justice, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of SE 8th Avenue in Albany. Following the search warrant 39-year-old Albany resident Stanley Brittain was taken into custody at the residence without incident and lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

* Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (25 counts).
* Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (25 counts).

Evidence supporting the charges of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse was seized during the search warrant. This investigation began after the Albany Police Department received a tip from the Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force regarding Stanley Brittain, a priest also known as Father Isidore. Until last week, Stanley Brittain was associated with St. Anne Orthodox Church in Corvallis.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding Stanley Brittain is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Unit at 541-917-7680.

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Sunday April 20, 2014
Portland Police Bureau - 04/18/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau until Sunday April 20, 2014.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Local Red Cross Volunteers Respond to House Fire in SE Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/18/14
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross this morning responded to a disaster in the 5000 block of SE Bush Street in Portland, Oregon.

This single-family fire affected three adults and a puppy. Red Cross provided comfort kits, resource and recovery information, information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
47-Year-Old Sex Offender Arrested Wednesday for March 2014 Sexual Assault (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/18/14
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Portland Police Sex Crimes Detectives, assisted by officers from the Sex Offender Registration Detail (SORD) and Central Precinct, arrested 47-year-old Clarence Ray Williams on Wednesday in connection with a March 2014 sexual assault.

This investigation started on March 11, 2014, when the 20-year-old female victim called 9-1-1 to report that a stranger sexually assaulted her near the stairs at the East end of the Steel Bridge. After the attack, the victim returned home and called 9-1-1.

In addition to sexually assaulting the woman, the suspect stole her bank cards.

Sex Crimes Detectives worked closely with SORD and Central Precinct to identify the suspect as Clarence Williams, a Registered Sex Offender. He was arrested without incident at Southwest 5th Avenue and Burnside Street on April 16, 2014, at just before 5:00 p.m.

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Rape in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Third Degree, and Aggravated Identity Theft and was arraigned on Thursday.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind community members that stranger-to-stranger sexual assaults are fortunately a rare occurrence and the Bureau makes every attempt to share information as soon as practicable.

The Portland Police Bureau works with the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Oregon (SARC) and we want you to know that you need not be alone as a survivor of a sexual assault. SARC has a 24-hour support line at (503) 640-5311.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about WomenStrength and GirlStrength, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Gang Unit Investigating a Drive-By Shooting in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/18/14
Early this morning, Friday April 18, 2014, at 12:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13900 block of Northeast Klickitat Court on several reports of a drive-by shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the resident who was not injured. The resident showed the officers debris of gunfire in his home.

Officers located evidence of gunfire outside the home and, based on a preliminary investigation, called for the Gang Enforcement Team to respond and investigate.

The shooting is believed be gang-related and at this time there is no suspect information. It is not known if this shooting is connected to an earlier shooting on Thursday evening in the same neighborhood.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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Renovating? Lay a good foundation for home improvement success with these three steps
Wells Fargo - 04/18/14
You've probably heard the saying: "Your home is your castle." But if your current home - or the home you're thinking of buying - feels more like the servant's quarters than the royal palace, you might need to plan a renovation.

At times like these, it's easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward. But take a moment to plan your overall strategy. You'll find that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benefit from a solid foundation. And you can build that foundation by accomplishing these three important tasks.

1) Talk to a renovation specialist. Acquiring a renovation loan allows you to finance your new home mortgage and your renovation plans into a single loan. And an important aspect of the renovation loan to remember is that it's a product in which the loan is based on the value of the home after it's been improved.

If you are renovating your existing home, you can use the loan to refinance your existing mortgage and make the renovation updates.

"Many consumers are not aware of the opportunities with renovation financing because not every lender offers this option, said Bill Trees, Wells Fargo's national renovation program manager. "Wells Fargo is the nation's leader in renovation financing. We serve all customers from first time homebuyers to repeat buyers, and have a team of specially trained home mortgage consultants across the country that only focus on renovation lending."

Speaking with a renovation lender can help you build your financial foundation for your renovation project.

2) Shop around for the right contractor. If you plan to use a contractor for your project, it's important to select the right one. But how do you decide on a contractor? Research is important. Many contractors will provide you with a couple of references but this isn't always a fool-proof solution. These references could be relatives or friends of the contractor.

References can be helpful but don't rely on it exclusively. Dig deeper by traveling to the site of the contractor's current job.

Are the clients happy? Has the contractor's work met expectations and budget? Has the contractor finished benchmarks on time? These are all important questions to ask. You can also inquire about the contractor's work on social media and professional referral websites.

3) Finalize your vision. Selecting the proper renovation specialist and contractor are key to your project, but both of these professionals will be able to provide you better service if you have a vision for what the project entails.

You might not know exactly how much the project will cost, but you should have a budget in mind. If your contractor asks questions about layout or wall preferences, be ready to make the decisions and guide him or her toward your goals. Approaching the project with a plan will eliminate miscommunication and regrets later.

Renovating a new or existing property can be an exciting time, and establishing the proper foundation for the project can help you pass inspections and build the home you've always wanted. You can learn more about how renovation financing can make your dream project a reality by visiting the Wells Fargo Home Improvement Lending Center at www.wellsfargo.com/mortgage/home-improvement.

Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,000 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

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Deputies Respond to Shooting at Kings Row Motel
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/18/14
Just before midnight on Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was called to the King's Row Motel on a report of a shooting. King's Row Motel is located in the 12700 block of McLoughlin Blvd in Milwaukie, an unincorporated area of Clackamas County. The manager of the Motel called 911 reporting a male had came to the front desk reporting he had been shot by his wife while staying at the Motel.

Deputies responded to the scene and were able to make immediate phone contact with the female half. She cooperated with their commands and came out of the room without incident.

The male was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time as this investigation is still ongoing.

The names of those involved are not being released at this time.
Red Cross Responds to Early Morning House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/18/14
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross responded this morning to a disaster in the 14000 block of SE Mill Street in Portland, Oregon. This single-family fire affected one adult and many cats. Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
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Chief for a day expands to other Clark County law enforcement agencies
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
Clark County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Lucas and six year old honorary Sheriff Cole will join other law enforcement officials at Main Event East tomorrow April 18th from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM for a donation dinner. Law enforcement officials with work beside the competent and profession staff of Main Event East requesting donations for the Chief for a Day Junior Deputy Program.

Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission sponsors the statewide Chief for a day program every two years and Clark County Sheriff's Office has participated in the last 3 events. There are 32 agencies participating this year. The focus of the statewide event is about celebrating the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic medical condition.

Sheriff Cole was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilm's Tumor in September 2011. He was sworn in as the Honorary Sheriff on January 14th at the Mill Creek Pub where a fundraiser was held for the program. In four hours, with an amazing outpouring of support, the community raised $2508 for the program. Russell Brent has issued a friendly challenge to Main Event East to beat that amount. The Main Event jumped at the chance, scheduling this dinner on one of their busiest nights of the week.

Sheriff Cole has a soft spot in his heart for "sick kids". He has done toy drives, made donations, and staffed a cookie and lemonade stand to raise money for other children battling illnesses. Sheriff Cole didn't want to be the only child in Clark County to be the "Chief for a day", so we are expanding the local program. Clark County Sheriff's Office contacted other agencies and asked if they were interested in sponsoring a child locally. The response was overwhelming.

Battle Ground Police Department, Camas Police Department, and La Center Police Department so far have all committed to adopting honorary young Chiefs.

----Honorary Chief Chase Getch-----

Tomorrow night at 6 PM at the Main Event East. Chief Chase will be sworn in as Battle Ground's Honorary Chief. Sheriff Cole will witness as Chief Bob Richardson swears him in.
Chase Getch is an 8 year old boy who has a condition called Achondroplasia, also known as "Dwarfism", which has caused him to undergo several surgical procedures.

This fundraiser at Main Event East will be to raise money for all these Chief for a Day Junior Deputies. On September 20th, 2014 at the Clark County Sheriff's Office West Precinct, all Honorary Chiefs and Sheriff Cole will participate in a motorcade leading them to the annual open house event where they will snack on free hot dogs and soda while learning about special law enforcement equipment and units, life flight, and fire fighters. Between now and then, each honorary chief will have a unique experience partnering with their local law enforcement to both bring awareness to families in need in our community, and give these special kids fond memories that will last a lifetime!

Contributions for the Chief for a Day Junior Deputy Program can be made at Riverview Community Bank.
Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Argay Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 04/17/14
This evening, Thursday April 17, 2014, at 9:42 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Greenleaf Springs Apartments, located in the 4200 block of Northeast 125th Place, after multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and two apartments that were hit with bullets. There were no gunshot victims located. One apartment was occupied and the other was empty.

There is no suspect information at this time and it has not been determined if this shooting is gang-related.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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Hit and run driver attempts to flee with Homeland Security Officer hanging on to his vehicle
Gresham Police Dept - 04/17/14
Gresham, Ore -A driver trying to flee a Hit and Run left the scene taking an off-duty Homeland Security Officer with him, who was hanging onto the vehicle. Sean P Hacker, 33, of Gresham was arrested after a police canine was deployed and he was taken into custody by perimeter officers. He will be charged with a variety of crimes related to this case.

It began when the off-duty officer observed a person driving a black Lexus driven by Hakcer, eastbound on N.E. Glisan make a right turn onto southbound N.E. 223rd. The vehicle spun out, leaving it facing northbound in the southbound lanes. The vehicle had hit a tree that was part of the landscaping on the sidewalk just north of the intersection. The officer stopped and identified himself with the intention of intervening. Instead, the driver was attempting to flee so the officer reached into the car to try to take the keys. The driver drove off southbound in reverse with the officer hanging onto the door for about 150 feet. When the driver suddenly stopped, the officer let go and was able to escape without any injury. The driver continued until he reached the driveway of the Crunch Fitness, 355 N.E. 223rd, where he tried to turn around, while still driving in reverse. In doing so, he hit a raised curb and his car was disabled. He was seen fleeing on foot from the second crash. Officers were able to set up a perimeter and a police canine was deployed. The canine tracked him to a swampy area west of the location. Hacker then ran from this area and to waiting officers in the perimeter, where he was taken into custody without incident.

He is being charged with a variety of crimes related to this incident and will be lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. There were no injuries related to this incident. There was property damage to Hacker's vehicle and the landscaping.
Second Suspect Booked in Connection with Wednesday Morning Shooting of a Police Officer and Canine in Southwest Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/17/14
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25-year-old Jemaell Diamond Dominique Riley was released from a Portland hospital this afternoon and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail this evening on multiple felony charges.

Riley has been charged with Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping in the First Degree, Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in the First Degree, and two counts of Burglary in the First Degree.

20-year-old Steven Alan Young, already in jail on a charge of Burglary in the First Degree, will face additional charges of Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping in the First Degree, Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in the First Degree.

Both Young and Riley will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday April 18, 2014.

20-year-old Paul Alan Ropp will face charges after he is released from a Portland hospital, expected to be within a few days. He is under 24 hour guard by Portland Police Officers at the hospital.

During this investigation, detectives have learned that the three suspects have been involved in an active, ongoing crime spree leading up to Wednesday's shooting. This crime spree over the past several weeks includes but is not limited to incidents of robbery and burglary.

Detectives are continuing to follow every lead and still have an active, ongoing investigation.

Detectives believe that the suspects' white Chevy Suburban that was crashed on Wednesday may have been used in the commission of other crimes.

Anyone with information about the suspects' criminal activity in the past several weeks is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at (503) 823-4033 or anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard dedicates Fort Dalles Readiness Center (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/17/14
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Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon, speaks to an audience during a dedication ceremony for Fort Dalles Readiness Center, in The Dalles, Ore., April 17. Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined Hokanson, and Mr. Frank Toda, president of the Columbia Gorge Community College, in addition to several other local representatives joined at the ceremony. The Oregon Army National Guard's Alpha Co., (-), 3-116 Cavalry, will share the new facility with the Columbia Gorge Community College, and can also be utilized by the local community. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

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From left to right: Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Mr. Frank Toda, president of the Columbia Gorge Community College, Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon, following the dedication ceremony for Fort Dalles Readiness Center, in The Dalles, Ore., April 17. The Oregon Army National Guard's Alpha Co., (-), 3-116 Cavalry, will share the new facility with the Columbia Gorge Community College, and can also be utilized by the local community. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

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Mr. Frank Toda, (right), president of the Columbia Gorge Community College, thanks Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley (seated left), during a dedication ceremony for Fort Dalles Readiness Center, in The Dalles, Ore., April 17. Wyden and Merkley joined Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon, in addition to several other local representatives at the ceremony. The Oregon Army National Guard's Alpha Co., (-), 3-116 Cavalry, will share the new facility with the Columbia Gorge Community College, and can also be utilized by the local community. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, (left), The Adjutant General, Oregon, joins Mr. Frank Toda, (right), president of the Columbia Gorge Community College for a photo with a commemoration plaque, during a dedication ceremony for Fort Dalles Readiness Center, in The Dalles, Ore., April 17. Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined Hokanson and Toda, in addition to several other local representatives at the ceremony. The Oregon Army National Guard's Alpha Co., (-), 3-116 Cavalry, will share the new facility with the Columbia Gorge Community College, and can also be utilized by the local community. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon is flanked by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden (to his right) and Jeff Merkley (to his left), Mr. Frank Toda, (center), president of the Columbia Gorge Community College, and present and past leadership of the Oregon National Guard and local community, during the ribbon-cutting portion of the dedication ceremony for Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles, Ore., April 17. The Oregon Army National Guard's Alpha Co., (-), 3-116 Cavalry, will share the new facility with the Columbia Gorge Community College, and can also be utilized by the local community. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)

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The Oregon National Guard held a dedication ceremony for the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles, Ore., April 17. Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon hosted Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Mr. Frank Toda, president of the Columbia Gorge Community College, and present and past leadership of the Oregon National Guard and local community, who attended the ceremony. The Oregon Army National Guard's Alpha Co., (-), 3-116 Cavalry, will share the new facility with the Columbia Gorge Community College, and can also be utilized by the local community. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.)


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Reckless Driver in Milwaukie Attempts to Elude Police; Driver and Passenger Arrested. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 04/17/14
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Reckless Driver in Milwaukie Attempts to Elude Police; Driver and Passenger Arrested.

On 04-17-14 at about 11:00 a.m. two different citizens called 9-1-1 to report a traffic complaint on Hwy 224 near SE 37th Avenue in Milwaukie. The driver of a silver-colored, Mitsubishi Galant with Utah license plates was witnessed 'cutting cookies' and executing U-turns in the middle of Hwy 224.

When police tried to initiate a traffic stop, the driver would not stop. A slow-speed pursuit ensued, until officers were able to box-in the car near SE Washington Street and SE 23rd Avenue in downtown Milwaukie.

The driver, identified as 24-year-old Josie Marie Worrall from Milwaukie, resisted arrest but was subsequently taken into custody. The passenger, identified as 33-year-old Sorin Nita, was also taken into custody. Both appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant and were transported to local hospitals for medical observation.

Worrall will be charged for the crimes of: Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering, Attempt to Elude, Interfering With a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. Worrall was later lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

Sorin Nita will be charged for the crimes of: Interfering With a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. He was cited and released.

The pursuit ended near Milwaukie High School. The school was notified of the police activity, but the incident was resolved quickly and did not cause a lock-down situation.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a medium-size dog described as similar to a salt-and-pepper colored blue heeler/border collie mix that escaped from the suspect's car. Police have not been able to locate the frightened pet.


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Correction: OSP Detectives Investigate Incident Involving Jackson County Deputy's Car Sideswiping Armed, Fleeing Man in White City
Oregon State Police - 04/17/14
Correction: OSP detective investigating advised deputy was in a marked vehicle.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives, at the request of Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO), are investigating an incident that occurred early Thursday afternoon in which a deputy's marked vehicle sideswiped a man armed with a gun. The suspect was trying to flee deputies on foot from a vehicle at a White City gas station and was eventually taken into custody in a nearby field with the assistance of a JCSO K-9.

On April 17, 2014 at approximately 12:01 p.m., JCSO deputies responded to a report of a wanted person inside a vehicle at a White City-area Chevron gas station. As two deputies arrived on scene, two people were seen inside the car. A male, later identified as FRANK JOSEPH HERNANDEZ JR, age 21, from Central Point, exited from the rear seat and as he started running, a gun fell from his person onto the ground.

A deputy in an marked vehicle started driving in the direction HERNANDEZ was running as a second handgun fell onto the ground. HERNANDEZ allegedly stopped, grabbed the second gun off the ground and pointed it at the approaching marked vehicle driven by the deputy. As HERNANDEZ turned to run again, the marked vehicle sideswiped HERNANDEZ briefly knocking him to the ground before he got up and ran into a field.

A deputy with a K-9 pursued on foot. The K-9 overtook HERNANDEZ who was subsequently taken into custody. HERNANDEZ received a hand injury caused by the K-9 and was driven by police to an area hospital for treatment.

HERNANDEZ is being lodged in the Jackson County Jail by OSP on the several charges including:

* Theft in the First Degree
* Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
* Menacing
* Unlawful Use of a Firearm
* Interfering with Police Officer
* Felon in Possession of a Weapon (2 counts)
* Alteration, Obliteration of a Serial Number on a Firearm

Two other people associated with the vehicle were arrested by JCSO. Their names are not available.

OSP will forward the investigation to Jackson County District Attorney's Office for review.

A photograph of Hernandez is not available at this time.

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UPDATE #2- Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Parkrose Heights Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 04/17/14
Gang Enforcement Team detectives would also like the public to know that, in addition to the three gunshot victims in the home, there were six children in the home at the time of the shooting. Their ages ranged from 9 days old to 6 years old. None of the children were injured as a result of the shooting.

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The victim's injured in last night's shooting have been identified as 48-year-old Monique Shelby, 27-year-old Farah Bertrand and 24-year-old Audreanna Young.

Shelby and Bertrand were transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to gunshot wounds that are not life-threatening. Young was treated at the scene by medical personnel.

Gang detectives learned that the unknown suspect fired multiple rounds into the residence, striking the three victims.

At this point, there is no suspect information.

There is very limited information on this shooting and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at (503) 823-2092 or meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

This evening, Wednesday April 16, 2014, at 9:24 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 11100 block of Northeast Knott Street.

Officers arrived and located three gunshot victims inside the residence. Two of the three victims have been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to gunshot wounds. A third victim has been treated at the scene by medical personnel.

At this point, there is no suspect information available to share with the public.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting is gang-related so the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

No additional information is available at this time and updates are not expected until Thursday morning after 9:00 a.m.

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Portland Police K-9 Officer Available for Media Interviews on Friday (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/17/14
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On Friday April 18, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., Portland Police K-9 Officer Shawn Gore and his canine partner Jasko (pronounced "Yah-skow") will be at the K-9 Unit to answer general media questions about the unit, K-9 training and the impact the shooting of Officer Jeff Dorn and his canine partner Mick.

Officer Gore is a 21-year veteran of the Police Bureau and a long-time member of the K-9 Unit.
The K-9 Unit is located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

Several members of the community have asked if there is a donation fund for the K-9 Unit. The Bureau has learned that donations ARE tax-deductible and can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit:

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit
4735 East Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97215

The City's federal tax identification number is 93-6002236, and there is an official notice on the Auditor's website if a donor wishes to print it for their records: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/article/38071

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts and well wishes for Officer Dorn and Mick on the K-9 Unit's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ppbk9 or the Bureau's Twitter account, @PortlandPolice. Use the hashtag #RIPK93Mick.

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Public Hearing Notice: 2014-2015 US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 04/17/14
OREGON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Public Hearing Notice

There will be a Public Hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for Oregon

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Place: North Mall Office Building, Room # B138
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B
Salem, Oregon 97301

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Sandy McDonnell, 503.986-2012, by TTY at 503.986-2100, or by email at sandy.mccdonell@oregon.gov.

The purpose of this hearing is to obtain public comment on the proposed 2014-2015 US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for Oregon. Persons interested in commenting on the state plan are invited to attend the public hearing. Written comments will be accepted as long as they are received by 5:00pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A copy of the proposed state plan will be available to view on the OHCS website after Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The web address is www.ohcs.oregon.gov. Please send all correspondence and requests for copies of the plan to Oregon Housing and Community Services at the address below:

Oregon Housing and Community Services
Attn: Chris Shoopman, Weatherization Program Coordinator
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301-1266
Phone: 503-986-0972
Woodland Police Release News on Primary School Principal
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
The Woodland School District was informed by local police that Woodland Primary School Principal Mark Houk was taken into custody earlier today.

Student safety is one of Woodland Public Schools highest priorities. When we receive credible information that a staff member may have acted improperly, we act swiftly to work with Child Protective Services and/or local law enforcement to fully cooperate with their investigation.

It is the general practice of Woodland Public Schools to decline comment upon specific allegations while an investigation is still pending. In cases such as this one, we conduct our own thorough investigation and take whatever action is appropriate based on the findings of such an investigation. Now that the police have concluded their investigation, we will resume our internal personnel investigation. Sometimes a staff member is placed on administrative leave during the course of the investigation as a matter of precaution and to insulate the staff member and students from additional allegations of misconduct.

We appreciate concerns that have been expressed to us by parents and community members and ask that anyone with additional information please contact Superintendent Michael Green at (360) 841-2700.
UPDATED w/ CORRECTED DATE, DROP-BOX INFO: Sheriff's Office set to participate in 'National Drug Take-Back Day' on Saturday, April 26 (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
Photo from 2010 Prescription Drug Take-Back
Photo from 2010 Prescription Drug Take-Back
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[NOTE: Release updated to reflect correct year of 2014, link to info on permanent prescription-drug drop-boxes.]

Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot next to Mt. Talbert Medical Clinic (10100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas).

Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they are no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

Last year's event resulted in more than 1,600 pounds of drugs being removed from Clackamas County homes and safely destroyed.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for local citizens to help us take drugs off the street before they ever even get there in the first place," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

This year's Drug Take-Back is presented by the Sheriff's Office, Kaiser Permanente, Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services, Walgreens, and the Overland Coalition Against Drug Crime.

The event is held in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take-Back Day. According to the DEA, during last year's event, held April 27, "742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event. When added to the collections from DEA's previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation."

UPDATED TO ADD: If you can't make the April 26 event, Clackamas County also has convenient permanent drop-boxes in ten locations around Clackamas County. A full list of drop-box locations can be found in this 2013 press release:

http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2013-06-07-CCSOPR-PrescriptionDrugDropBoxes.html

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email at crimeprevention@clackamas.us

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Attached Media Files: Prescription Drug Take-Back flyer (PDF format) , Photo from 2010 Prescription Drug Take-Back , Photo from 2010 Prescription Drug Take-Back , Photo from 2010 Prescription Drug Take-Back
Clackamas Offers Fitness Technology Certificate Program
Clackamas Community College - 04/17/14
OREGON CITY - With the growing awareness of the nation's obesity epidemic, the fitness industry is a rapidly growing career field. Clackamas Community College is meeting the demand in the field, offering a new Fitness Technology certificate program.
The Fitness Technology certificate will give students the core skills and experience to enter the fitness industry in an entry-level position. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to work toward careers including personal training, nutrition, physical therapy and related positions.
The three-term program includes coursework in health and physical education, as well as math and communication. The program includes cooperative work experience (CWE) at area health and fitness clubs, providing students with "hands-on" work in the field.
Tracy Nelson, the CCC instructor who developed the Fitness Technology certificate, is working on additional classes that will lead to work as a certified personal trainer, certification as a sports nutritionist through the National Council for Strength and Fitness, and as a certified health coach through the American Council on Exercise.
"This is the first certificate program in the Health and Physical Education program at Clackamas," Nelson said. "We are also working on a two-year degree (in Exercise, Health and Wellness) that will articulate to programs at Concordia and Portland State.
For more information about the Fitness Technology certificate program, contact Tracy Nelson at 503-594-3274 or tracyn@clackamas.edu.
Sheriff's Office hosts 15th annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit April 22-25; contact PIO for interview opportunities (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit logo
Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit logo
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The 2014 Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit ( http://www.ChildAbuseSummit.com ) starts Tuesday, April 22 and ends Friday, April 25 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon. For media outlets, interview opportunities are available with experts leading sessions at the Summit; contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson for details.

The Summit was started in 2000 by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. At that time, he was a CCSO detective working child-abuse and child-homicide investigations. He realized they weren't isolated cases -- that instead we were facing a hidden epidemic of violence and abuse.

This led to the founding of the three-and-a-half-day multi-disciplinary conference -- designed for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.

Last year, over 750 attendees came from across the United States and around the world.

The Summit is hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team ( http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cat.html ) and the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT)( http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/dvert.html ). The Summit's goal is to educate professionals on the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, to broaden each professional's knowledge base in multiple areas, and to increase understanding of the other agencies' roles and responsibilities.

The conference theme, "The Power of One in Collaboration with Others," continues throughout the Summit as professionals learn new ways to work together to protect and make each child safe in our communities.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office offers its sincere thanks to SAFEWAY as a steadfast supporter and corporate sponsor of the Summit.

Visit http://www.ChildAbuseSummit.com for more information -- including session descriptions, speakers and other activities.

Registration for the Summit closes Friday, April 19.

Media should contact Sheriff's Office PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson for interview inquiries.

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Attached Media Files: Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit logo
CCC Students Named to All Oregon Academic Team (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 04/17/14
Travis Swanson
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OREGON CITY - Every year for the last 22 years, each of Oregon's 17 community colleges has selected two outstanding students to be recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. These students form the All Oregon Academic Team.
Members of the All Oregon Academic Team are students who have earned the respect of fellow students, staff and faculty. Sponsored each year by the Oregon Community College Association, the students are honored at a luncheon in April with Gov. John Kitzhaber. Each member of the team receives a scholarship to an Oregon four-year college or university to continue their education.
CCC is proud to recognize its All Oregon Academic Team members of 2014.
Travis Swanson of Southeast Portland is a returning student working toward a transfer degree at OIT. The father of two has earned a 3.5 grade point average while studying renewable energy technology. Among his activities at CCC: Swanson is president of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for students at two-year colleges; peer assistant, helping fellow students; manufacturing lab assistant; director of media and marketing for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life; and scholarship recipient.
Danna Sweider of Milwaukie has maintained a 3.9 grade point average while studying corrections and human services at CCC. She is raising her son while balancing her studies and activities in the community and at CCC. She plans to transfer to Portland State University. She keeps busy as Phi Theta Kappa officer; helping students as a peer assistant, community volunteer to keep roads clean, Math Department office assistant, and scholarship recipient.
For more information, contact Janis Rosenlof at 503-594-3022.


Attached Media Files: Travis Swanson , Danna Sweider
Woodland school principal arrested ( corrected version)
Woodland Police - 04/17/14
Woodland, WA - Woodland Police arrested Woodland Primary School Principal Mark Houk for three counts of Assault in the 4th degree today. He was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on the gross misdemeanor charges with a total bail of $1,500.00 The arrest is the culmination of a several week investigation into allegations that Houk had assaulted a student at the school on 02/26/14.
Chief Gillaspie said that it took longer than anticipated to conduct the investigation due to the complexity and number of interviews needed to collect all the facts and evidence. It is important that we do a complete investigation even if it takes extra time. The Woodland School District cooperated fully with the investigation.
Should there be a need for additional information please contact Chief Brad Gillaspie at 225-6965
State Forests Advisory Committee to meet April 22 in Forest Grove
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/17/14
An Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) state forests advisory group will meet April 22 in Forest Grove to receive updates on ODF district operation plans and state forest issues, including:

* Alternative Forest Management Plan workshop summary
* FY 2015 ODF district Annual Operation Plans (AOPs)
* Forest Grove Watershed Management Plan
* State Forests Division updates

Public comment opportunities are currently scheduled for 2 p.m.

>SFAC's role
The State Forests Advisory Committee (SFAC) is comprised of citizens and representatives of timber, environmental and recreation groups. SFAC provides a forum to discuss issues, opportunities and concerns, and offer advice and guidance to ODF on the implementation of the Northwest Oregon State Forests Management Plan. The plan provides guidance for managing 616,000 acres within the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam State Forests, and several scattered state-owned forest tracts in Benton, Polk, Lincoln and Lane counties through a balanced approach to generate revenue while prioritizing environmental and social benefits.

>Meeting details
The State Forests Advisory Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-359-7426.
Turn your spoils into soil - composting workshops teach how to recycle kitchen scraps and yard waste to make healthy soil and gardens (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 04/17/14
Photo caption: Master Composter/Recyclers teach composting
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Get ready for gardening season with Master Composter/Recycler composting workshops! These workshops teach you how to be earth-friendly and save money by turning yard waste and kitchen scraps into a rich garden amendment. Registration is required for all workshops and is available at www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/classes. Those without internet access may call 360.882-0936 x 224 to register.

Backyard Composting Workshop - FREE
Have questions about composting? Want to learn how to get your compost cooking? Wonder how to tell when your compost is finished, or what type of bin is best? Then this free workshop is for you. Class includes classroom introduction to basic composting science, and a visit to a composting demonstration site.
Workshop dates and locations:

Sat. May. 17, 10 a.m. - noon
Held at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA, 98683

Sat. June 21, 10 a.m. - noon
Held at C.A.S.E.E., Building B, 11104 NE 149th St. Brush Prairie, WA 98606

Family Wormshop
Squiggly fun for the whole family. Learn the care and feeding of red worms and discover how they can help you turn fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen into food for your garden or houseplants. Children should be at least five years of age to participate. Participants receive a worm bin and red worms to take home for a $35 materials fee. Information is free, if you don't want a bin and worms you can come for free.
Workshop date and location:

Thurs., May 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Held at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA, 98683

Sat., June 28, 10 a.m. - noon
Held at Held at CASEE, Building B, 11104 NE 149th St. Brush Prairie, WA 98606


The Master Composter/Recycler Program is funded by Clark County Department of Environmental Services and administered by Columbia Springs. Columbia Springs provides environmental education opportunities for the community and students of all ages. On the web at www.columbiasprings.org


Attached Media Files: Photo caption: Master Composter/Recyclers teach composting
"Something Grand" Piano Concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall this Saturday to Benefit After School Music Programs
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/17/14
"Something Grand" is Happening Easter Weekend!!
Youth and Professional Pianists Playing to Keep Musical Doors Open for Less-Fortunate Kids

Who: The Salvation Army, Michael Allen Harrison, professional pianists, sensational youth protgs pianists

What: Something Grand is a benefit concert for much needed after-school music programs in under-privileged communities. The concert will take place on a grand stage and will feature ten grand pianos, several professional pianists, and several sensational youth pianists. Some pianists for the show are Michael Allen Harrison, Michael Kaeshammer, Mac Potts, and more. Special guests include Police Chief Mike Reese and Sgt. Jim Quakenbush.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1pm

Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Stage

Why: Each year, The Salvation Army provides music for hundreds of underprivileged kids in the Portland Metro. Unfortunately, music departments in schools continue to be cut and this opportunity to learn and grow with music is virtually disappearing for so many youth. The Salvation Army strongly believes in the power of music to transform lives and strives to provide free lessons to those longing to learn. To meet this need, Michael Allen Harrison and The Salvation Army have partnered for the second year in a row for "Something Grand" - a benefit concert for after-school music programs.

Pricing:
$10-$25 per ticket, ticketing fees apply

Videos:
Hailey Rowden - former student at The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy and student of Michael Allen Harrison. She is now a professional pianist and gives back to her community by helping kids learn piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DidWNvp_1xA&feature=youtu.be

Michael Allen Harrison & Hailey Rowden playing together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7k9c2NACl4&feature=youtu.be

For more information or to purchase tickets today, visit www.SomethingGrandPortland.com

Media Tickets:
Media tickets are available. Please contact Teresa Steinmetz by tomorrow, April 17th for more information.


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"Something Grand" is Happening Easter Weekend!!
Youth and Professional Pianists Playing to Keep Musical Doors Open for Less-Fortunate Kids

(Portland, OR) April 16, 2014 -Join Safeway and the Safeway Foundation, Atiyeh Bros. Rugs & Carpeting, and The Salvation Army as they celebrate "Something Grand" this Easter Weekend! "Something Grand," a matinee benefit concert for The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs, will be on April 19th, 2014 at 1pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert will feature ten pianists on ten grand pianos on one stage! Musicians will include Michael Allen Harrison, select performers from the Ten Grands concert series, and several sensational youth protg pianists! Sponsored by Safeway, "Something Grand" is sure to become a Portland Easter tradition for many families!

Ticket prices range from $10 - $25, making this a family-friendly event. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army's After-School Music Programs in the Portland Metro area.

"This concert opens doors for so many children whose doors to the arts close in front of them," says Major Don Gilger, Portland Metro Coordinator for The Salvation Army. "Our job is to open the doors so kids have the opportunity to find passion and succeed. We are thrilled to once again partner with our longtime friend and supporter, Michael Allen Harrison, for this concert event and to provide programs to underprivileged children that give them a chance to explore, learn, and grow. Last year's concert was incredible, and I just know this year is going to absolutely knock it out of the park!"

The best part is that by purchasing a ticket to this concert, you will be helping keep music alive in the lives of hundreds of children in the Portland Metro area.

To purchase your tickets online or for more information, please visit www.SomethingGrandPortland.com or call Amy Bogdon at 503.794.3246. Ticketing fees apply.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Marion/Polk Community Cat Program Stakeholder Meeting on May 1
Willamette Humane Society - 04/17/14
Are you concerned or interested about what's being done to humanely control the overpopulation of free-roaming cats in our community? Then you won't want to miss the quarterly stakeholder meeting of the Marion Polk Community Cat Program (MPCCP, formerly known as Free-Roaming Cat Advocates).

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Willamette Humane Society
4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem

At the upcoming meeting, you'll learn about ways you can become involved in the partnership as a supporting organization, as a trapper, or as a community organizer. You can also ask questions about the program, including its set goals and measures for increased surgery capacity.

The Marion Polk Community Cat Program is organized and administrated by:

* Willamette Humane Society (WHS)
* Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO)
* Salem Friends of Felines (SFOF)
* Coalition Advocating for Animals (CAFA)
* Willamette Valley Animal Hospital (WVAH)


PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose of the Marion Polk Community Cat Program is to provide sterilization services to unowned cats in order to reduce cat overpopulation. (Sterilization services are defined as: Sterilization spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, ear tip procedure, and FVRCP vaccination. Other veterinary services may be provided if determined necessary by the attending veterinarian).

BACKGROUND

Through the MPCCP, participating organizations and supporting community members will share information and resources to trap, neuter and return free-roaming cats on a large scale and in a coordinated manner. Our data suggests that any means of population control would need to reach 50-75% of the free-roaming cat population to be effective, so we set goals that will dramatically increase our trapping and surgery capacity over time.

GET INVOLVED

To get involved, or for more information, please contact Monte Turner, the MPCCP Community Liaison, at mpccp2014@gmail.com. Messages may also be relayed through WHS by fax at 503-585-7906, or by phone at 503-585-5900.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/4008/73522/Community_Cat_Stakeholder_Meeting_Update_040314.pdf
Bank Robbery in Hazel Dell
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
On April 17th 2014 a white female walked into the Peoples Community Credit Union located at 7403 NE Hazel Dell Ave., and presented the teller with a note. The note said that she had a gun and wanted the money. She was given a sum of money and fled the bank.

A search of the area did not locate the suspect. The suspect was described as a white female in her 30's. She is described as being 5 foot 6 inches tall with a skinny build. She was wearing a white hoody which had the hood drawn tight around her face. She had on gray sweat pants and was also wearing sunglasses.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 911.
Beaverton Teen Idol Semi-Finalists Announced
City of Beaverton - 04/17/14
The Beaverton Mayor's Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) and partner Portland Teen Idol completed auditions for Beaverton Teen Idol. While in search for the best pop voice in Beaverton, the teen idol event will help raise funds for HomePlate Youth services to combat youth homelessness.

There were a record number of students at this year's tryouts, which made for a competitive selection process. MYAB accepted 18 semi-finalists who will compete April 19 from 1-3 p.m., at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium (12375 SW Fifth Street). The event is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit HomePlate Youth Services.

Semi-finalists include: Mckenna Albion, Brooklyn Atack, Kelsey Bentz, Brianna Braukmann, Evan Hathaway, Tristan Herrera, Dana Hicks, Scyon Lucas, Samhita Meghashyam, Jade Milner, Megan Moore, Savannah Panah, Kaiya Pelletier, Jesse Rosario, Joshua Simon, Jahlett Tofi, Chi-Nhan Vo, and Kevin White.

For more information, please visit www.BeavertonTeenIdol.org.

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board is currently in search of prize donations and sponsorships to help raise additional funds for the event. For more information about HomePlate Youth Services, please visit www.HomePlalteYouth.org.

MYAB was established in 2000 to provide a voice for youth in the Beaverton community. The committee reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB's mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city. MYAB focuses on community service projects, promoting youth activism, and youth involvement. The committee is made up of 30 members from Beaverton-area high schools.

For information about MYAB or to apply, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB or contact Kate Taylor at 503-526-2227 or MailboxMayorMYAB@BeavertonOregon.gov.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Washougal elementary students compete in Battle of the Books (Photo)
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
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Nearly 100 Washougal elementary school students took part in the first ever district-wide Battle of the Books which culminated with a Grand Battle on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Washougal High School.

"The Battle of the Books is a Knowledge Bowl type competition in which students read books from a pre-determined list of 20 books. They have to read at least eight books to qualify to be in the battle," explained Tammy Asbjornsen, Cape Horn-Skye (CH-S) Elementary Library Assistant. "During the competition students are given questions about content and answer by identifying the book title for five points and the author for an additional two points. Teams had 30 seconds after the reading of the question to give its response through the team captain. If the team gives an incorrect title or author, the opposing team may then pick up points for that question with the correct answer."

The competition was for 4th and 5th graders at all Washougal elementary schools. Teams consist of four to six players. The preliminary rounds were held Friday, April 11th at their own school's with the top two teams from each school battling it out at the Grand Battle. The two teams in the final battle were both from CH-S. The winning team, The Swashbucklers, was team captain Brynn Haralson, Gavin Keyser, Immi Hinchliff, Samantha Mederos, Elise Moore and Rosalind Hinchliff.

Many of the teams wore pirate costumes for their competition and had pirate inspired team names. "The theme for this year is 'Books are Treasure,' explained Lily Chamberlain, a CH-S fifth grader in Miss Smith's class and a member of the Treasure Seekers team. "Reading books is really like finding treasures, and pirates like treasure, so that's why we are dressed like that." Chamberlain's favorite part of the battle was the friendly competition with friends. She read and wrote summaries for 11 of the 20 books to prepare.

"I've enjoyed watching the competition. They are now reaping the rewards after eight months of reading so many books and all of the learning that took place such as how to give a verbal summary," said Asbjornsen. "They took this very seriously." Book selections included adventure, classics, fantasy, and historical fiction. Many students read all 20 books.

Asbjornsen said she was also impressed with the sportsmanship among the readers. "When we dismissed the groups to begin the battles at CH-S there were a lot of 'good lucks" heard between the teams."

WHS Librarian, Hillary Marshall, was instrumental in organizing the district-wide event. Planning began in September with the elementary library assistants, Kathy Stanton, Hathaway; Marlene Leifsen, Gause; and Asbjornsen, CH-S. High school students got into the act by volunteering to read the battle books to help create questions for the competition. They also served as team leaders and time and tally keepers at the Grand Battle. IQ Credit Union donated $75 for each of these WHS students to receive a book of their choice for their efforts.

Canyon Creek Middle School has done the Battle of the Books for the past 5 years, which included the CH-S fifth graders. "This is the first year for the Washougal School District to have all three elementary school's compete against each other," said Asbjornsen. "We are all really excited about this and hope that it becomes a tradition for our district."

Besides medals being awarded, a traveling trophy will be given to the winning team to place at their school until the following year's "Battle."

"This is a great way to expose students to books that they normally would not pick up and read," Asbjornsen said. "It makes me feel good to see some of those students that do not like to read actually get excited about reading and proud of themselves for doing it."

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Three Ridgefield Schools win Washington Achievement Awards
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
Thursday, April 17, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Three Ridgefield schools - Ridgefield High School, View Ridge Middle School and South Ridge Elementary School - were selected by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as recipients of 2013 Washington Achievement Awards in an announcement made on Wednesday.

Ridgefield High School received awards in four out of the six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Special Recognition for Reading Growth and Special Recognition for Math Growth. South Ridge Elementary School received awards in two categories: High Progress and Special Recognition for Reading Growth. View Ridge Middle School received an award for High Progress.

To achieve Overall Excellence, schools must qualify in one of two ways: they must either meet Annual Measureable Objectives (AMOs) for all students in reading, math and graduation rates for the three most recent years or rank among the top 5% of schools on the 3-Year composite index rating.

Schools who receive recognition for being top performers in the High Progress category must be in the top 10% of Title I schools for performance improvement in both reading and math for the past three years.

In order to receive Special Recognition for a specific content area (Reading, Mathematics or English Language Acquisition), schools must rank in the top 5% highest performing schools based on median growth across the state.

Ridgefield High School Principal Tony Vandermaas, View Ridge Middle School Principal Chris Griffith, South Ridge Elementary School Principal Janice Sauve and Superintendent Art Edgerly will attend an awards ceremony hosted by Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington on April 24.

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Willamette Humane Society Announces 2014 Humaneitarian Award Recipients (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 04/17/14
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(Salem, OR)-- Local animal advocate Denise Smith accepted the 2014 Humaneitarian Award at a special public reception on Wednesday, April 16, at the Pringle Hall Community Center. In its eighth year, the Humaneitarian Award is presented by Capitol Subaru, sponsored by Salem Electric, and recognizes a person or group who exemplifies Willamette Humane Society's mission of providing compassionate services to pets and people.

When asked about her motivation for her humane work for animals, Smith said, "How we treat animals feels like a reflection of our society. I wish to live in a community that helps animals and so I want to be one of those individuals myself." Smith's expansive activities to serve people and pets in our community were apparent to the seven-member selection committee of animal-welfare and community leaders reviewing the nominees. In addition to her support and volunteer work for Salem Friends of Felines, Coalition Advocating for Animals, Lost & Found Pets of Salem, and other regional groups, Smith has privately funded veterinary care for people at risk of surrendering their animals due to medical conditions, and helped transport animals and their owners when needed. She utilizes the internet- including Craigslist and Facebook- to network resources, educate breeders about shelters and pet overpopulation, help owners find their lost pets, or to help interested adopters find the right pet for their needs. Smith is actively engaged in local programs to trap, neuter, and care for free-roaming cats. She has also rescued or helped to rehome countless dogs, cats, and even horses.

In addition to the Humaneitarian Award, Willamette Humane Society presented the Golden Paw Award, the Young Paw Award, and the WHS Volunteer of the Year Award at the ceremony.

The Golden Paw Award went to Krystal Kraig, a WHS volunteer who has fostered over sixty animals, transported countless others to local vets and Petco adoption centers, and has served on WHS event committees for fundraisers Bowser's Boo Bash and the WillaMutt Strut- a Fun Run & Walk spearheaded by Kraig for the last three years.

The Young Paw Award went to WHS volunteer Brianna Bouchie, a founding member of the WHS Humane-a-Teens, which is a self-guided youth volunteer group that focuses on promoting adoptions through their outreach and shelter improvement projects. She has volunteered since she was twelve as a dog walker and Kennel Buddy to help prepare dogs at WHS for adoption.

Finally, the 2014 WHS Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Barb Cash for her stalwart service as a dog walker, cat transporter, and volunteer coordinator. For Cash, the welfare of the animals at WHS is paramount. She goes above and beyond to look after each pet she meets during her shift, and communicates with staff and volunteers about their needs, condition, or behavior. Under Cash's leadership, the Kennel Buddy volunteer program was created to socialize dogs in their kennels during a medical quarantine when they couldn't be taken for walks. The program was such a hit with the dogs and the volunteers that it became a permanent volunteer role.

Thank you to the Humaneitarian Award Recipients and Nominees for their exemplary work for the animals of our community. Photos of the Humaneitarian Award Ceremony are available to view and download online at WHS4pets.org

Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 800+ volunteers who serve over 6,000 dogs and cats each year.


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Pleasant Valley Elementary School students and Kohls' employees join together on Earth Day
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
In celebration of Earth Day, students at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, along with volunteers from several local Kohl's Department Stores, will plant more than 750 linear feet of pollinator friendly hedgerows at the school, Tuesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The hedgerows will be planted as part of the school's "Wildside" - a 10-acre restored habitat on the school grounds. Pleasant Valley Elementary School teachers utilize the Wildside as a hands-on laboratory to teach students about soil conservation, water quality, native plants and animal habitat.

This year, Pleasant Valley's students wanted to do a project to create pollinator habitat, which is on the decline. "This is a great opportunity for our students to work side by side with volunteers to plant a pollinator hedgerow and work on classroom gardens," said Pleasant Valley Elementary School Principal Laurie Ernstrom. "The pollinator hedgerow will provide habitat for the native pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The classroom gardens will get cleaned up with new plants being planted to brighten up our school grounds."

To help with the project, the school applied for and received grants, including money to pay for compost and plants. In addition, Kohl's awarded the school $500 for soaker hoses, tractor rental (for tilling the hedgerows) and snacks. In addition, Kohl's staff, as part of their Earth Day event "Go Green," will provide volunteers to help with the planting. The company will give the school $1,500 for every one of their stores that have five or more volunteers working on the project. That money will be used to benefit students with interpretive trails and science learning tools. Pleasant Valley Elementary School believes there will be eleven stores participating with the planting.

"Being able to take care of the outside of our school helps build pride of ownership. We hope our students will be able to transfer this learning to their own yards as well as out into the community and beyond. This is an exciting day for our students," said Ernstrom.

Pleasant Valley Elementary School is located at 17625 S.E. Foster Road, Gresham, Oregon.
Public Assistance Grants to help Oregon Communities Repair after Feb. Storm (Photo)
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Oregon's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will assist in recovery efforts stemming from the severe winter storm in February that left thousands without power, prompting a presidential disaster declaration that will make grants available to eligible applicants in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). OEM will be working closely with FEMA and local officials during the process.

The majority of the damages were to public utilities as a result of snow, ice, winds and flooding in the affected counties.

The Public Assistance Grant Program reimburses state and local governments, federally recognized tribes and certain private nonprofit organizations for eligible expenses they incurred during the storm. The programs are designed to help protect lives and property during disasters, and assist in the clean-up and rebuilding process afterward. The grant program also provides mitigation funds to help rebuild infrastructure that is better able to withstand future storms.

"Oregon's responders made enormous efforts to protect our citizens and get power lines fixed and debris removed during and after the storm," said OEM State Coordinating Officer Sean McCormick. "This gives local, State and FEMA officials the opportunity to help impacted areas fill the gaps that were created from substantial damages."

Under the Public Assistance program, FEMA generally reimburses applicants for 75 percent of eligible expenses, to restore damaged infrastructure to its original state. The federal portion is paid directly to the state, which then reimburses local jurisdictions and organizations that incurred costs.

In addition to FEMA Public Assistance, a percentage of the total reimbursement is eligible to be allocated for hazard mitigation projects that provide a significant return on investment, McCormick said.

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State Coordinating Officer Sean McCormick of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management presents at an applicant briefing for the Public Assistance Program, Apr. 16 at Lane County Public Works in Eugene. (Oregon Office of Emergency Management Photo by Cory Grogan)


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Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers Provides Statement Regarding Recent Court Ruling
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
In responses to media inquires Sheriff Jason Myers has issued the following statement regarding the Miranda-Olivares decisions set forth by the US District Court of Oregon.

Effective April 16, 2014, and consistent with the Miranda-Olivares decision, the Marion County Jail will no longer hold inmates pursuant to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer alone. ICE may issue or forward a federal judicial warrant or order authorizing a suspected alien's detention, and the Jail will honor such warrants and orders. Jail staff will continue to collect and submit information to ICE regarding foreign-born arrestees, but will not place holds upon such arrestees unless a judicial warrant or court order is received authorizing detention.

The Miranda-Olivares decision is attached to this release.


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FREE Air Conditioner Program expanded for MS patients
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland - 04/17/14
Candyce Hayes, MSSP Executive Director, reports that "MSSP has received a $5,000 grant from Nike (via the Oregon Community Fund) which will allow them to expand their free air conditioner program, "Summer Comfort", statewide.

Hayes said, "Our goal is to distribute 32 units by July 31, 2014. The application deadline is June 30, 2014. This program is endorsed by two Portland MS treatment centers.

According to Dr. Dennis Bourdette, Professor of Neurology at OHSU, "People with MS cannot tolerate heat. Unfortunately, medical insurance does not cover the cost of providing air conditioning units for people with MS, despite the well-recognized deleterious effects of heat on MS. Many people with MS are disabled and must live on a very limited income, often making it impossible for them to afford purchasing an air conditioning unit. By providing air conditioning units to people with MS who could not otherwise afford them, the MS Society of Portland's Summer Comfort Program is a unique service."

"Stanley Cohan MD, Ph,d. and Medical Director of the Providence MS Center said, "...Elevated temperatures may magnify all the symptoms of MS and even result in the emergence of previously silent symptoms that may worsen impairments. Many patients suffering from multiple sclerosis have experienced significant adverse socio-economic consequences as a result of MS, and they simply do not have the resources to purchase or rent all that they need, forcing them to forego air-conditioning in the summer as this clear necessity becomes an unmanageable luxury..."

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Inc. (MSSP) is an independent private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1949 by the Columbia Lions Club to meet the needs of those individuals suffering from MS. More than 7,500 Oregonians are living with MS. For more information about MS or the MSSP, please visit our website www.msoregon.org or contact Candyce Hayes.
Marion County Deputies Investigating Stabbing (Photo) ***Ages Corrected***
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
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This morning at around 1:50 a.m., Marion County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Salem Hospital, to investigate a man who had been transported to the hospital by a friend with multiple stab wounds. The victim, Charles Berry, age 49, is currently at Salem Memorial Hospital and being treated for what deputies are calling non-life threatening injuries.

From the investigation deputies have learned that Mr. Berry and the suspect Jonathan Schueller, age 31 had an altercation in the street in the 4100 block of Glenwood Drive SE in Salem. Investigating deputies believe that during this altercation Mr. Schueller stabbed Mr. Berry and then left the area. Mr. Schueller was found and arrested a few hours later not far from the scene. Mr. Schueller is currently in the Marion County Jail where he is being held on the charges of Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The cause of the altercation is still being investigated and deputies are asking any witnesses who may have information to please come forward. If you have information you can call MCSO at 503-588-5032.


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Oregon Sheriff's Oppose Drivers Cards
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/17/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2014 / 1:00 PM

(SALEM, OR) -- OREGON'S SHERIFFS HAVE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO OPPOSE
MEASURE 301, WHICH PROVIDES "DRIVERS CARDS" TO PEOPLE WHO CANNOT PROVE THEIR
LEGAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

"OFFERING THE PRIVILEGE TO DRIVE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE BREAKING THE LAW MAKES NO
SENSE TO THOSE OF US WHO ENFORCE THE LAW," SAID CLATSOP COUNTY SHERIFF TOM
BERGIN. "IT JUST DOESN'T PASS THE 'COMMON SENSE' TEST. OREGON'S SHERIFFS URGE
VOTERS TO OPPOSE MEASURE 301."

IN 2013 THE OREGON LEGISLATURE PASSED A BILL CREATING "DRIVERS CARDS" FOR
PEOPLE IN OREGON WHO ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY ARE IN
THE UNITED STATES LEGALLY. THE BASIS FOR THE LAW WAS TO ALLOW THIS POPULATION
THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN INSURANCE AND DRIVE LEGALLY.

THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES WERE GATHERED TO REFER THE NEW LAW TO A VOTE.
OREGON VOTERS WILL DECIDE THE FATE OF DRIVERS CARDS IN NOVEMBER, 2014.
THE SHERIFFS OF OREGON POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (SOO-PAC) IS THE VOICE OF
OREGON'S 36 ELECTED SHERIFFS. SUPPORT FROM A SUPER MAJORITY OF SHERIFFS IS
REQUIRED BEFORE SOO-PAC TAKES A POSITION ON A MEASURE OR SUPPORTS A
CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

28 SHERIFFS VOTED TO OPPOSE DRIVERS CARDS. THE REMAINING EIGHT SHERIFFS HAVE
NOT TAKEN A PUBLIC POSITION ON THE MEASURE TO OUR KNOWLEDGE.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/3864/73508/Sheriffs_Drivers_Cards_Press_Release_2014_04_17.pdf
Arrest Related to Murder Investigation - Klamath Falls (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/17/14
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The following is a news release distributed for Klamath County District Attorney's Office:


On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 6:12 a.m. Klamath Falls Police Department officers responded to the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue on the report of a murder. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a deceased male who had been shot multiple times. Officers took James Harold Forshee II, age 58, from Klamath Falls, into custody at the scene and have charged him with Murder.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated to investigate. The investigation is currently active.

The Klamath County District Attorney intends to present this case to the Klamath County Grand Jury next Thursday, April 24, 2014. Questions regarding the investigation and arrest should be directed to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge at (541) 840-1600.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of members from the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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Rowe Middle School PTA holding raffle fundraiser at Pietro's Pizza on April 29
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
Rowe Middle School PTA is holding "The Rowe Raffle Night" on Tuesday, April 29 from 5:00P.M. to 9:00P.M. at Pietro's Pizza in Milwaukie.
Fabulous raffle baskets have been put together with the help of local business donations and Rowe supporters.
Raffle baskets will be displayed at Pietro's and the raffle drawing will be held at 8:30PM.
Raffle tickets are $2 each, 3 tickets for $5 or 8 tickets for $10.
In addition, Pietro's will give back 20% of the proceeds from the evening to Rowe middle School.
If you have questions, please contact RowePTA@gmail.com.
PCC, partners net $445,000 from state for dual credit project (Photo)
PCC - 04/17/14
In a recent ceremony at the state Capitol Building, people pictured are, left to right, Interim PCC Grants Director Vanessa Wood, Grants Officer Bonnie Hester, Rock Creek Campus Dean of Instruction Cheryl Scott and Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Education Investment Board and the Oregon Department of Education announced that Portland Community College has been awarded a $445,000 grant for its Oregon Metro Connects All Students to College Consortium. With the new funds, this partnership aims to expand the dual credit offerings in local school districts and add services that prepare students for college.

The consortium, led by PCC, consists of Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University, the Multnomah Education Service District, and Beaverton, Centennial, David Douglas, Forest Grove, Gresham-Barlow, Hillsboro, Parkrose, Portland and Reynolds school districts.

"Ensuring the college success and career readiness of Oregon students is all of our responsibility," said Birgitte Ryslinge, interim Sylvania Campus President and co-project director with the consortium. "We are very excited to be undertaking this work with our Washington and Multnomah county K through 12 school district partners, along with Mt. Hood, PSU and the Multnomah ESD. This is the type of large scale collaboration necessary to truly move the dial for our youth and our state."

The consortium of education partners aims to use the grant to expand dual credit offerings in math and college success courses so students can earn college credit while still in high school; create transfer degree maps to decrease time to degree completion by aligning degree requirements; establish Professional Learning Communities to improve college access between high schools, the educational service district, community colleges and universities; create a "College Going Culture Workgroup" to serve populations that historically attend college at a low rate to help them see college as a viable option; and form a Regional Resource Network for students and their families to support their college objectives.

With the new money, Oregon Metro Connects All Students to College Consortium's goals for the 2014-15 school year include certifying an additional 65 teachers to teach dual credit math and college success courses; have nearly 80 district, college, university and MESD employees participate in Professional Learning Communities; enable 2,200 high school students to earn dual credit in math and college success offerings; add approximately 6,400 dual credits for high school students in math and college success courses; and engage more students and their families in services and activities.

"Community colleges increasingly have access to research based effective practices to help students transition effectively from high school to college, and avoid the loss of time and motivation that can occur as a result of falling behind in math," Ryslinge added. "We are excited to work with our partner to extend and leverage work that is already occurring to help build a true college going culture in Oregon, starting in middle school and even earlier."

The grant is one of three that were awarded by the Oregon Education Investment Board and Department of Education to statewide education consortiums ranging from $445,000 to $500,000. They are designed to replicate effective accelerated learning models, leverage system-wide collaboration, and foster a college-going culture in communities around the state. The Board is chaired by Gov. John Kitzhaber and was created in 2011 to oversee an effort to build a seamless, unified system for investing in and delivering public education from birth to college and career.



About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


Attached Media Files: In a recent ceremony at the state Capitol Building, people pictured are, left to right, Interim PCC Grants Director Vanessa Wood, Grants Officer Bonnie Hester, Rock Creek Campus Dean of Instruction Cheryl Scott and Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and
World Forestry Center Names Eric Vines as Executive Director (Photo)
World Forestry Center - 04/17/14
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John Warjone, Board Chair of the World Forestry Center in Washington Park, has announced the selection of Mr. Eric Vines as Executive Director. Mr. Vines will begin on May 19 after completing a transition process for the Gray Family Foundation where he is currently serving as Executive Director. He will replace Dr. Gary Hartshorn who retired last September after being with the World Forestry Center for 10 years.

Vines comes to the organization with a vast array of entrepreneurial, strategic planning, fundraising and creative visioning experience. "We are delighted Eric will be joining the World Forestry Center team. His business savvy and diverse set of skills and experience are exactly what we need to bring a fresh perspective to the organization and lead it into a new direction," says Warjone.

In his role Vines will be responsible for the overall administration and management of the Center, broadening its audience, and developing resources for the organization to carry out its mission. In reflecting on his new role, Vines said: "scientists and economists agree that the future health of our planet's forests will determine the future health of people. I believe the Forestry Center has the opportunity to play a major role in those discussions."

Vines will step down as executive director of the Gray Family Foundation where he transitioned the organization from a donor advised fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to a new nonprofit structure. Prior to that, Vines was the executive director at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon where he helped refine the organizational purpose and mission. As a business consultant with the Edward Lowe Foundation he helped second stage business owners from across the United States create vision, mission, purpose and alignment in organizations that were undergoing growth, transitioning from small entrepreneurial businesses to medium-sized professionally managed firms.

Vines has a Masters of Business in finance and entrepreneurship from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in physics and mathematics from Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and environmental sustainability. With 30 employees, the Center is located on a 5.5 acre campus in Portland's Washington Park that includes its 20,000 square foot Discovery Museum, and the World Forest Institute. The Center also owns and operates the Magness Memorial Tree Farm in Sherwood, Oregon.

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OSP Roseburg Area Command Office Resumes Business Operations After Move To New Facility (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/17/14
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Roseburg Area Command office opened its doors and resumed administrative business operations Thursday morning, April 17, 2014, as scheduled at its facility at 6536 Old Highway 99N. The new location is at the 129 interchange off Interstate 5.

For one week, OSP Roseburg office business administrative functions were stopped to facilitate movement of the telephone switching system and other IT components from the old facility to the new location. During the closure, the office was closed to the public but law enforcement operations were not affected.

We appreciate the public's understanding during this time and look forward to providing our public safety services from the new facility.

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

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ESD 112 region schools receive state's highest honor
ESD 112 - 04/17/14
Thirty-one schools in the ESD 112 region are 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners.

The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state's Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories:

* Overall Excellence
* High Progress
* Reading Growth
* Math Growth
* Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only)
* English Language Acquisition

State Superintendent Randy Dorn supports this collaboration. "So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids," he said. "These awards represent some of the best. It's an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success."

ESD 112 region schools receiving the award are:

Battle Ground School District--Battle Ground High School (High Progress), CAM Junior/Senior High School (Overall Excellence), Captain Strong Elementary School (High Progress).

Camas School District--Camas High School (High Progress), Grass Valley Elementary School (Special Recognition-Reading Growth), Helen Baller Elementary (Special Recognition-Reading Growth), Liberty Middle School (Overall Excellence, Special Recognition-Reading Growth), Skyridge Middle School (Overall Excellence).

Evergreen School District--Evergreen High School (Special Recognition-English Language Acquisition), Mill Plain Elementary (Special Recognition-Math Growth), Union High School (High Progress).

Green Mountain School District--Green Mountain School (Special Recognition-Math Growth).

Hockinson School District--Hockinson High School (Overall Excellence).

Kalama School District--Kalama Junior/Senior High School (Special Recognition-5-year Graduation Rate).

Kelso School District--Barnes Elementary School (High Progress), Carrolls Elementary School (Overall Excellence).

Longview School District--Mark Morris High School (Special Recognition-Math Growth).

Naselle-Grays River Valley School District--Naselle Elementary School (High Progress).

Ridgefield School District--Ridgefield High School (Overall Excellence, High Progress, Special Recognition-Reading Growth, Special Recognition-Math Growth), South Ridge Elementary School (High Progress, Special Recognition-Reading Growth), View Ridge Middle School (High Progress).

Stevenson-Carson School District--Stevenson High School (Overall Excellence).

Vancouver School District--Harney Elementary School (High Progress), Hough Elementary School (High Progress), Lake Shore Elementary School (High Progress), Skyview High School (High Progress), Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (Overall Excellence).

Washougal School District--Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School (High Progress), Washougal High School (High Progress).

White Salmon Valley School District--Columbia High School (Special Recognition-Reading Growth).

Woodland School District--Woodland Intermediate School (High Progress).


The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.

More information
WAA criteria and list of winners: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement


ABOUT ESD 112:
Educational Service District 112 enables school districts to concentrate more time, money and energy on student learning. Headquartered in Vancouver, ESD 112 provides local and regional cooperative programs and services to school districts and communities in the six counties of Southwest Washington. ESD 112 was established by the Legislature in 1969 as one of nine regional educational service centers to work in partnership with local communities and school districts to provide support services for student instruction, professional development for
staff, and technical assistance in the administration of schools. The agency offers more than 250 cooperatives and services ranging from interactive telecommunications to the child care network. There are 30 public schools, 23 private schools and two state schools serving 100,000 students and 15,000 school employees who benefit from ESD services.




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Monday, April 21, 2014 Special Work Session Board Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Special Board Work Session Meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 p.m. The agenda topic is Budget Training. The agenda is attached and posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Red Cross Responds to House Fire in Mill City
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/17/14
Disaster action volunteers with the American Red Cross this morning responded to a disaster in the200 block of SW Broadway in Mill City, OR.This single-family fire affected two adults and four children. Red Cross provided food and groceries, lodging, seasonal clothing, clothing and shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Vancouver Police Hiring Officers (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/17/14
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The Vancouver Police Department has current police officer vacancies and is actively hiring entry leveland lateral police officers. The department will be hosting an informational meeting designed to offer prospective candidates information on the testing and background process and to answer questions.

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.)

For additional information on careers with the Vancouver Police Department visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers or contact the Background unit at (360) 487-7454.

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Fallen Oregon workers to be remembered April 28
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/17/14
(Salem) - Not all Oregon families are able to welcome home their loved one after a day on the job. Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, invites all Oregonians to attend a 12:30 p.m. ceremony on Monday, April 28, 2014 to honor those lost to workplace deaths. The event will take place at the Fallen Workers Memorial outside the Labor and Industries Building on the Capitol Mall in Salem.

The memorial service will feature the reading of the names of Oregon workers who died on the job in 2013. Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood and Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain will also be among the speakers at the ceremony.

"This Workers Memorial Day, I want to challenge all Oregonians to think about what they need to stay safe at work," said Chamberlain. "Are you getting the training you need? The right equipment? This month we remember our neighbors who we lost due to workplace tragedies. But in their memory we must do more to keep Oregonians safe on the job."

The annual Workers Memorial Day serves as a nationwide day of remembrance. It recognizes the thousands of U.S. workers who die each year on the job and the more than 1 million people in the U.S. who are injured each year at work. The observance is traditionally held on April 28 because Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act on that date in 1970.

"As the economy recovers, some see an increase in the number of injuries and even deaths as inevitable - the cost of doing business," said Wood. "Workers Memorial Day rejects that approach. We must not only remember. We must demand better."

Through a partnership of labor, business, and government working together to improve workplace safety and health conditions in Oregon, the number of fatal workplace incidents eligible for workers' compensation benefits has been cut by roughly three-quarters since the Oregon Safe Employment Act was enacted in 1973.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.

The Oregon AFL-CIO represents more than 250,000 working Oregonians and their interests, including good jobs, health care, retirement security, and restoring the middle class. The Oregon AFL-CIO - A Strong Voice for Oregon's Middle Class.
Barnes and Carrolls receive Washington Achievement Awards
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 04/17/14
Kelso, WA--Thursday, April 17, 2014-- The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education have granted Barnes and Carrolls Elementary Schools each Washington Achievement Awards. State Superintendent, Randy Dorn informed Principals on Monday, April 14.

Barnes Elementary is being recognized for High Progress and lands in the top ten percent of all improving schools in the state of Washington. Data is generated from 2010-2013 state assessments. The honor highlights how Barnes is making the most progress in improving the performance of all students over a number of years in statewide assessments.

Carrolls Elementary is being recognized for Overall Excellence and lands in the top five percent of all schools in the state of Washington (based on a three-year composite). Carrolls is honored for its high progress in reading and math growth and English language acquisition. As a high-performing school, Carrolls is highest among the state in making adequately yearly progress for all student groups and subgroups in statewide assessments.

"These honors are a well deserved recognition of the incredible effort educators, administrators and families are putting into making Kelso schools the very best they can be," says Kelso Superintendent, Robert MacGregor.

The Washington Achievement Award is a part of the State Board's accountability program adopted in 2009, established to celebrate the state's top-performing schools and to recognize achievement in multiple categories. The award is highly selective and based on a school's performance according to the Washington Achievement Index.

Barnes and Carrolls Elementary Schools will be honored at the Washington Achievement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington.

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Leading Energy Storage & Natural Gas Company Partner on Innovative Project for CNG Vehicles
NW Natural - 04/17/14
EnerG2, NW Natural Blend Technology and Product Development so CNG vehicles can travel farther on a tank of natural gas

SEATTLE and PORTLAND - April 17, 2014 -EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced nano-structured materials for next-generation energy storage breakthroughs; and NW Natural (NYSE:NWN), an Oregon gas distribution company, are partnering to improve the fuel storage on board vehicles that use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by developing a new adsorbed natural gas technology.

The research and development project is intended to make natural gas a more useable transportation fuel for consumers and businesses through a new approach to an emerging technology called "adsorbed natural gas." The adsorbent material packs inside an existing CNG tank and increases the energy density of natural gas at a given pressure. This allows the vehicle to travel longer distances. A CNG tank with adsorbent material could contain 20 percent more energy at certain pressures and extend the vehicle range proportionately.

"We believe the adsorbent technology that we're developing with EnerG2 will make natural gas fleets an even more attractive choice for business owners," said Chris Galati, NW Natural CNG Program Manager. "We hope to partner with other companies and agencies as our research and development project progresses."

EnerG2's world-class carbon adsorbent material transforms the way natural gas tanks on vehicles are designed and function, which could increase the number of natural gas vehicles on the road since the cost of tanks is the most expensive component on these cars and trucks. The EnerG2 material, which packs at optimal density and has been produced at scale, is compatible with any and all tank geometries and systems. And, in terms of performance, it allows similar volumes of gas to be stored at lower pressure levels of 500-800 psi, as opposed to the more standard pressure levels of 3,000-3,600 psi.

"Our carbon adsorbent material for natural gas enables tremendous design efficiency and no wasted space, because a low-pressure tank can be shaped more like a traditional gasoline tank to fit in a space onboard a vehicle that's about half the size of a high-pressure cylinder," said Dr. Aaron Feaver, CTO and co-founder of EnerG2. "We are pleased to be working with a forward-thinking organization like NW Natural, which has expertise in CNG and CNG fleets, on this demonstration project."

NW Natural and EnerG2 expect to complete a series of bench tests and vehicle road tests in the second quarter of 2014. These tests should confirm the long-term viability of the technology and inform future development of the ANG product material.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 695,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

About EnerG2
With headquarters in Seattle, Wash., EnerG2 operates the first and only manufacturing facility in the world dedicated to the commercial-scale production of nano-engineered polymer material for high-performance energy storage applications. The 74,000 square foot plant, located in Albany, Ore., came online in February 2012.

The company's ISO 9001:2008-certified facility in Albany is produces advanced polymer materials at a multi-ton scale and is supplying commercial quantities to a growing, global customer base. Based on EnerG2's patented Carbon Technology Platform, this facility delivers on the promise of rapid innovation translated to large-scale manufacturing - all for the purposes of energy storage.
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Get a jump on fire season on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/17/14
Fuel reduction work is key to creating defensible space. It can include limbing trees to prevent a ground fire from climbing into the crowns and carrying flames to homes.
Fuel reduction work is key to creating defensible space. It can include limbing trees to prevent a ground fire from climbing into the crowns and carrying flames to homes.
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The severe 2013 fire season still fresh in their minds, Oregonians are focusing their efforts on protecting against future wildfires. Approximately 751,672 Oregonians (occupying about 342,000 homes) live in forested areas, making them vulnerable to wildfire.

Are you one of them? Get involved by taking part in National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 3. Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions help reduce your community's wildfire risk.

"Communities that survive wildfires have one thing in common - they are prepared," said Cindy Kolomechuk, the Oregon Department of Forestry's National Fire Plan Coordinator. "Taking the time to create defensible space around homes can make all the difference in the world."

Creating defensible space around homes is a proven way to make it less vulnerable to wildfire. Kolomechuk pointed rural residents to the national Firewise Communities USA Program for tips. "Defensible space" simply means to:
- Maintain the landscape around a home to reduce fire danger.
- Provide safe access to firefighters so they can protect it.

The National Fire Protection Association through its Firewise Communities Program has teamed up with State Farm Insurance to provide cash awards of $500 to 20 individual projects to be undertaken during the May 3 event. Two Oregon communities, Grants Pass and La Pine, received awards to support community preparedness events.

In addition, the Rogue Valley Fire Cooperative received $900 to support local Wildfire Community Preparedness efforts through the "1,000 Safer Places Firewise Challenge."

Kolomechuk encouraged residents of communities that intermingle with forested and other undeveloped lands to challenge their family, friends and local organizations to participate in Wildfire Preparedness Day.

"By working with your neighbors to reduce wildfire hazards," she said, "you can help protect homes and even entire communities from future wildfires."


Attached Media Files: Fuel reduction work is key to creating defensible space. It can include limbing trees to prevent a ground fire from climbing into the crowns and carrying flames to homes.
Marion County Fire District fights 3rd Alarm Barn Fire (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 04/17/14
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At 7:34 PM last night (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Marion County Fire District #1 firefighters were dispatched to a reported barn fire in the 7700 block of 65th Ave NE in the Labish Center area. On arrival of the first arriving personnel, a large barn was fully involved in fire and threatening a residence and surrounding trees.
Due to the large structure, fire involvement and rural area, a 2nd alarm was requested and then a 3rd alarm brought additional water tenders to shuttle water to the fire scene as there are no fire hydrants in the area. With mutual aid support from the Keizer, Salem, Woodburn, Mt Angel, and St Paul Fire Districts, the Marion County Fire District was able to contain the fire to the large barn structure in about an hour and save the residence. Over 20 pieces of fire apparatus and 50 firefighters responded to the fire. No civilian or firefighter injuries occurred.
No cause of the fire has been determined at this time and firefighting crews will remain on scene throughout the night to monitor remaining hotspots. Marion County Fire District #1 would also like to thank the Aumsville, Woodburn and Silverton Fire Districts for providing coverage to the citizens while Marion County Fire District #1 resources were committed on the fire.


Attached Media Files: Barn Fire #2 , Barn Fire #1
We Need Your Help Locating A Missing Juvenile (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 04/17/14
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***UPDATE***
The young man was found walking on SW Allen Blvd by his father and has been returned home safe.

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Beaverton Police Officers responded to the Highland Park apartments located at the 14000 block of SW Allen Blvd. on a report of a missing 12 year old boy.

It was reported by the mother of the missing child identified as Ken Luafudu that he was last seen at 3:00 p.m. Ken left his apartment and did not take his cell phone with him and his family was not able to locate him.

Ken is a Pacific Islander, 5'6", 150, black hair and brown eyes. Ken was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray sweat pants.

Beaverton Police Officers are currently searching the area around his apartments and are asking for the community's help in locating Ken.

If you have seen or see Ken you are asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111.
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Deputies Respond to Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/16/14
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April 16, 2014--Washington County Deputies responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on SW Scholls Sherwood Road near SW Lebeau Road.

At 6:28 p.m., Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Scholls Sherwood Road near the City of Sherwood. Upon arrival, deputies learned a motorcycle driven by Martin Ellis, 57, of Sherwood crossed the center line while driving north on Scholls Sherwood Road. Brian Medley, 40, of Hillsboro was driving a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo south when the motorcycle crossed the center line and struck the Isuzu head on. Mr. Ellis did not survive his injuries and the next of kin has been notified.

The driver of the Isuzu and his passenger, Danny Hetzel, 47, of Forest Grove were not injured.

Deputies were not able to determine why Mr. Ellis crossed the center line with his motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1128/73488/PR_140416_Fatal_Motorcycle_Crash.pdf , 2014-04/1128/73488/Scholls_Sherwood2.jpeg , 2014-04/1128/73488/Scholls_Sherwood1.jpeg
Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 226 / Highway 22E in Lyons (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's fatal single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult female at the intersection of Highway 226 and Highway 22E in Lyons. The victim's name is released in this update.

On April 16, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2000 Chrysler 3000 four-door driven by BARBARA ANN KING, age 54, from Lyons, was traveling northbound on Highway 226 at a high rate of speed when it traveled through a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 22E. The vehicle continued straight across the T-intersection and crashed through a guardrail. It went airborne for approximately 70 feet before crashing into an unoccupied parked flatbed truck in a meat market business parking lot.

KING was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. An OSP collision reconstructionist is assisting, and investigators are looking into if the driver had a medical emergency that may have contributed to the cause of this crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Lyons Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

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UPDATED -- Portland Reservoir Off-Line After Man Cited for Urinating in Water Supply
Portland Water Bureau - 04/16/14
CORRECTION: The three men were excluded from Mt. Tabor Park for trespassing and one man for public urination.

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Surveillance video: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/487706

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The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service and stewardship of our critical natural resource.

Just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Portland Water Bureau security staff observed on camera three men at Mt. Tabor Reservoir Number 5 in Southeast Portland. A 19-year old man was filmed urinating through the iron fence into the reservoir. Minutes later, the two other men, ages 18 and 19, attempted to scale the fence, with one successfully entering the reservoir.

These actions forced the Water Bureau to immediately take the 50-million gallon Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 off-line and test for possible contamination.

A Portland Police Bureau officer and Portland Water Bureau ranger quickly responded. The three men were excluded from Mt. Tabor Park for trespassing and one man for public urination. Police will review the surveillance video to determine whether the men will be charged with a crime.

David Shaff, Portland Water Bureau Administrator, reported that about 38-million gallons of drinking water will be discarded and replaced with fresh water from the Bull Run water supply.

Water quality test samples from the reservoir were taken early this morning, with test results due back by Thursday, April 17.

Shaff acknowledged the public health risk is slight, but says that the bureau will not serve purposely tainted drinking water to the public.

"Our customers have an expectation that their water is not deliberately contaminated. We have the ability to meet that expectation while minimizing public health concerns," said Shaff. "We will continue to provide our customers with safe, clean and cold Bull Run water."

Video surveillance and reports written by the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Water Bureau will be submitted to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges.

In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that all finished drinking water be stored in covered reservoirs. The City of Portland is in the process of complying with this federal mandate and Reservoir 5 on Mt. Tabor is slated to be permanently disconnected by December 31, 2015.

The incident surveillance video has been posted at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/487706. Please check back here as more information becomes available.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1240/73455/UPDATED_--_Portland_Reservoir_Off-Line_After_Man_Cited_for_Urinating_in_Water_Supply_.pdf
Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Office announce suspension of I-247 detainer placements after court ruling
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/16/14
As a result of a recent court opinion and order issued on April 11, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, as well as other recent court rulings, finding that holding a person solely on an ICE detainer violates the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Office's have made the decision to suspend placement of I-247 Immigration Detainers. To view the court opinion and order see attached.

The I-247 detainer is issued by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security. For more information about ICE detainers please visit their website at www.ice.gov

The Sheriffs are committed to remaining in compliance with all state and federal laws and the Constitution of the United States. As the pertinent law evolves through court decisions and/or legislation the Sheriffs will adjust their policies accordingly.


Attached Media Files: US District Court for the District of Oregon opinion-order
Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Office announce suspension of I-247 detainer placements after court ruling
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/16/14
As a result of a recent court opinion and order issued on April 11, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, as well as other recent court rulings, finding that holding a person solely on an ICE detainer violates the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Office's have made the decision to suspend placement of I-247 Immigration Detainers.

To view the Court Opinion and Order, see attachment.

The I-247 detainer is issued by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security. For more information about ICE detainers please visit their website at http://www.ice.gov

The Sheriffs are committed to remaining in compliance with all state and federal laws and the Constitution of the United States. As the pertinent law evolves through court decisions and/or legislation the Sheriffs will adjust their policies accordingly.


Attached Media Files: Court Opinion and Order (PDF format)
Two Rivers Correctional Institution placed on lockdown
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/16/14
Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) was placed on lockdown Wednesday, April 16, after an inmate disturbance occurred in a housing unit. The institution is currently running under modified operations. Visitation is cancelled until further notice.

At approximately 9:06 a.m., the institution was placed on lockdown after several inmates engaged in mutual altercations in one of the institution's general population living areas. Staff responded and quickly gained control of the incident

A total of 24 inmates were placed in special housing for their involvement in the altercations. Two inmates required outside medical treatment for minor injuries.

Oregon State Police has been notified and an ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause.

TRCI is a medium and minimum security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities. TRCI opened in March 2000.

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Search Warrant Served at the residence belonging to Maria Shaw, ex-wife of Ward Weaver and mother of Francis Paul Weaver
Canby Police Dept. - 04/16/14
Over the past year, the Canby Police Department has received information from multiple people that illegal drugs were being sold from the Forrest Manor Apartment complex, located at apartment 292 S. Locust Street, Canby, Oregon. Specifically, the Canby Police Department was told the ex-wife of Ward Weaver, Maria Shaw, also known as Maria Weaver and Maria Stout, F.W. 02/14/61, and her son, Francis Paul Weaver, M. W. 12/13/82, were selling the controlled substance methamphetamine. This residence is the location where both Maria Shaw and Francis Paul Weaver were residing.

In response to these complaints, the Canby Police Department initiated a criminal investigation. The investigation resulted in the issuance of a Clackamas County search warrant for the residence 292 S. Locust Street, Canby, Oregon. The search warrant was served today, April 16, 2014, at approximately 6:00 A.M. Maria Shaw is the principle person of interest in this criminal investigation.

Evidence that included drug paraphernalia and drug records were seized from the location.
At the time of the execution of the search warrant, Maria Shaw was not present and her whereabouts are unknown at this time.

On February 18, 2014, on a separate incident, Francis Weaver was arrested and charged with the crime of murder. Francis Weaver and four other co-conspirators are believed to be responsible for the death of Edward Kelly Spangler in a drug related attempted robbery on February 16, 2014, at the Forrest Manor Apartments, in front of the residence 292 S. Locust Street, Canby, Oregon. Francis Weaver is currently in custody and awaiting trial.
McMinnville PD is recognized on Special Olympics honor roll for 2013 (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 04/16/14
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McMinnville Police Department was the recent recipient of the Special Olympics - Law Enforcement Torch Run honor roll by raising $3,042.00 in 2013. There were a total of 42 Oregon agencies that earned this recognition by raising over $1,500.00. We are also pleased that Yamhill County Sheriff's Office was similarly recognized, indicating an even greater level of generosity among our local community residents and businesses.

In 2013, over 50 Oregon law enforcement agencies participated in the Law Enforcement Torch run and related fundraising events (tip-a-cop, polar plunge, and other events). Oregon agencies raised a total of just over $554,000.00 for Special Olympics in 2013. Many local agencies, including McMinnville PD, also joined with Special Olympians during the annual torch run and participated in awarding medals to Special Olympic athletes during the 2013 competition in Newberg, Oregon.

We would like to specifically recognize Pam Ramsey who has coordinated our department's involvement and worked with local business and other agencies as we participate in fund raising events. She has been an invaluable part in completing the work needed to earn this award. We would also like to thank Golden Valley Brew Pub for their generous participation in the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office - McMinnville Police Department annual Tip-A-Cop promotion.
Raising funds for the Special Olympic program has been a positive connection for the department and many of our officers. We have greatly appreciated the opportunity to build relationships with many of these athletes and assist them in their effort to compete on a state, national, and international level.

Please join us in raising funds in the coming year for this very valuable program for our local Special Olympians. The 2014 Summer Games are scheduled for July 12-13, 2014 in Newberg. The leg of the Torch Run beginning at the south end of McMinnville and ending at the Summer Games will begin around noon on Saturday July 12, 2014. Prior to the games in Newberg, we will partner again with Golden Valley to raise money for our local Yamhill County Special Olympics program.


Attached Media Files: 2013 Award , Tip A Cop - Golden Valley Brew Pub
Ready Your Recyclables for Gresham's April 19 Earth Day Collection
City of Gresham - 04/16/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - Block Styrofoam(TM), rigid plastics and fluorescent tube lights are three of the common-yet-difficult to recycle items residents may drop off for free during the City's 16th annual Earth Day Recycling Collection Event from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19.


The recycling event is for Gresham and Wood Village citizens and businesses. Rain or shine, the collections will take place in the City Hall parking lot, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.
This year the City has made some slight changes to its collection practices. We will not accept small rigid plastics such as bottle caps, lids, clam shells, VHS tapes, CDs, cassette tapes, etc. Plastics should be large and bulky; larger than a 5 gallon bucket is a good rule. The City also will not accept electronics, but information about other options can be found at GreshamOregon.gov/Recycling.

The complete list of acceptable items includes batteries, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, rigid white Styrofoam, clean plastic bags, cell phones, large rigid plastics and paper for shredding. This is the 6th year the City of Gresham has teamed up with AccuShred NW to offer free secure shredding services to Gresham and Wood Village residents. For more information about recycling limits and guidelines, including recycling item descriptions and photos, visit GreshamOregon.gov/EarthDay, or call 503-618-2694 for staff assistance.

"We congratulate Gresham residents on doing the right thing by recycling, reusing, and reducing your waste," Dan Blue, the City's recycling and solid waste manager, said. "The collection event offers residents a chance to recycle items that cannot be recycled at the curb," he added.
Arbor Day Foundation Names West Linn Tree City USA
City of West Linn - 04/16/14
The city of West Linn was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
West Linn achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like West Linn make smart investments in urban forests," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits."
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information on the program is available at arbordav.org/TrceCitvUSA.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
Police Bureau Identifies Officer and Canine Partner Shot in the Line-of-Duty Today (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/16/14
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The Portland Police K-9 Unit officer shot in the line of duty this morning is Officer Jeff Dorn, a 16-year-veteran of the Bureau assigned to the K-9 Unit Night Shift. Officer Dorn has consented to the release of his name prior to the standard 24-hour waiting period as his family has been notified of his injuries.

His canine partner, "Mick," suffered fatal injuries this morning during the shootout with the 20-year-old male suspect.

Mick just recently joined the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit after completing the extensive training program required to become state certified as a police canine.

Officer Dorn remains in the hospital and is continuing to recover from gunshot wounds to both legs.

Officer Dorn and his family are very thankful for the outpouring of support by fellow police officers, their families and the community at-large. The family is asking for complete privacy at this time.

Officer Dorn would like the community to know that "Mick saved my life."

"We've had two officers shot in the past month protecting our community. Today's incident is a reminder of how dangerous policing can be," said Chief Michael Reese. "I'm very grateful that Officer Dorn will recover from his injuries and saddened that we lost one of our K-9 partners."

"We are saddened by the death of Mick, but heartened that Officer Jeff Dorn is doing okay and is in good spirits," said Mayor Charlie Hales. "I visited Jeff and his family in the hospital this morning to voice our thanks for his service."

Several members of the community have asked if there is a donation fund for the K-9 Unit. Non-tax-deductible donations can be sent directly to the Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit:

Portland Police Bureau K-9 Unit
4735 East Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97215

It has not been determined yet if there will be any public service to honor Mick after he was killed in the line of duty.

The community is encouraged to share their thoughts and well wishes for Officer Dorn and Mick on the K-9 Unit's Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ppbk9 or the Bureau's Twitter account, @PortlandPolice. Use the hashtag #RIPK93Mick.

The Police Bureau would like to thank all of its partner agencies who responded and assisted.

Updates on the ongoing investigation will be provided when they become available.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 238 west of Jacksonville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/14
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A Jacksonville man was injured Tuesday morning in a head-on crash on Highway 238 ten miles west of Jacksonville. The Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation is continuing.

According to Sergeant First Class Jeff Proulx, on April 15, 2014 at approximately 4:45 a.m., a 2002 Volkswagen bug driven by PAUL SAGE, age 47, from Jacksonville, was westbound on Highway 238 near milepost 23 when an eastbound 1996 Ford Explorer operated by DAVE WILLIAMS, age 41, from the Applegate, crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into the Volkswagen.

SAGE was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with critical injuries, and then he was later flown to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He was wearing his safety restraint.

WILLIAMS, who was wearing a safety restraint, was checked at the scene by paramedics and was not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Applegate Fire District 9, and Mercy Flights. The westbound lanes were closed for approximately 5 hours while an OSP collision reconstructionist assisted with the investigation. Senior Trooper Bill Matson is the lead investigator.

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OR 228 to remain closed until this evening (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 04/16/14
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OR 228 (Halsey-Sweet Home Hwy.) will remain closed in both directions in Halsey until as late as 8 p.m. tonight. A Union Pacific Railroad project to repair failed concrete in the rail crossing will not be complete at 3 p.m. as planned. Motorists needing to access I-5 should plan an alternate route, such as OR 34 to the north.


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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 62 two miles north of Medford (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/14
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A White City woman was injured Monday morning when her van was struck by a pickup on Highway 62 at the intersection of Antelope Road, two miles north of Medford. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to a citation being issued to the pickup's driver.

According to Sergeant First Class Jeff Proulx, on April 14, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 2002 Kia van driven by CARLA ASHKER, age 50, from White City, was westbound on Antelope Road. A 2001 Dodge Ram pickup operated by WADE GOLDSMITH, age 31, from Eagle Point, was traveling southbound on Highway 62 approaching Antelope Road and failed to stop at the intersection for the red light. The pickup crashed into the left side of the van.

ASHKER was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. She was wearing her safety restraint.

GOLDSMITH, who was wearing his safety restraint, was checked at the scene by paramedics and not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device - Traffic Signal.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, AMR and Jackson County Fire District 3.

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Skyridge Middle School presents Once on This Island Jr.
Camas Sch. Dist. - 04/16/14
Join us for this take on The Little Mermaid on April 24-27 at 7 PM; April 26 at 1 PM.

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. The original Broadway production of Once on This Island garnered eight Tony nominations, including nods for Best Musical, Book and Score!

This full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.

Camas High School Theatre
26900 SE 15th Street, Camas, WA 98607

Tickets are on sale at the Skyridge Middle School Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. or at the event. Adults: $7; students ages 5-18: $5; children under 5: free.
Beaverton City Hall Displays Art Celebrating Fair Housing
City of Beaverton - 04/16/14
The Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) displays artwork honoring Fair Housing Month throughout City Hall's first and third floors (4755 SW Griffith Drive) from now until the end of April.
This artwork celebrates the positive impact the Fair Housing Act has had on society. In 1968, President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act, which protects an individual against discrimination when they seek out a prospective home. To recognize Fair Housing Month, the BAC is showcasing art that captures the essence of home.

"I'm impressed with the art and how it conveys this important message of fairness," said Mayor Doyle. "Each piece shows the artists' unique and personal perspective, while still capturing the emotion of home."
The exhibit features the following metro-area artists: Laura Hopper, Dawn DeAno, Bonnie Meltzer, Tatyana Ostapenko, Erica Kraner, Bhavani Krishnan, Patrick Hall, Liz Walker, and Rebecca Benoit.

Beaverton City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All artwork is for sale. For more information, please visit www.beavertonoregon/gov.

The Beaverton Arts Commission also has revolving art exhibits at Providence St. Vincent Hospital (9205 Southwest Barnes Road), Cedar Hills Recreation Center (11640 SW Park Way), Progress Ridge New Seasons (14805 SW Barrows Road), and the Artisan Salon (4430 SW Lombard Avenue). For more information, please contact Elaine Worden at 503-526-2299 or eworden@BeavertonOregon.gov.

The BAC contributes significantly to the quality of life in Beaverton by presenting artistic and cultural events that celebrate community values and help connect residents to their artistic and cultural heritage. The BAC presents annual events such as Last Tuesdays, the Visual Arts Showcase and Ten Tiny Dances. In addition, the BAC leads public art projects, including Beaverton's mural program. For more information about the Beaverton Arts Commission, visit www.BeavertonArts.org, call 503-526-2288 or the event information line at 503-526-2559.

In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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OSP Detectives Arrest Grants Pass Man on Multiple Sex Crime Charges (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Division detectives arrested a 37-year old Grants Pass man Tuesday on rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses.

On April 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., OSP detectives arrested JOSEPH A. CALDERON, age 37, at his Grants Pass residence and lodged him in the Josephine County Jail for Rape in the First Degree (1 count), Sodomy in the First Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (1 count), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree (1 count), and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (2 counts). A Josephine County Grand Jury indicted CALDERON April 9. Initial bail was set at $100,000.

In June 2013, OSP detectives began an investigation into allegations that CALDERON sexually abused a female several years ago when the victim was between 4 and 12 years of age.

There is no evidence or information at this time that there are other victims.

Questions regarding the case should be directd to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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"Something Grand" Piano Concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall this Saturday to Benefit After School Music Programs
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/16/14
"Something Grand" is Happening Easter Weekend!!
Youth and Professional Pianists Playing to Keep Musical Doors Open for Less-Fortunate Kids

Who: The Salvation Army, Michael Allen Harrison, professional pianists, sensational youth protgs pianists

What: Something Grand is a benefit concert for much needed after-school music programs in under-privileged communities. The concert will take place on a grand stage and will feature ten grand pianos, several professional pianists, and several sensational youth pianists.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1pm

Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Stage

Why: Each year, The Salvation Army provides music for hundreds of underprivileged kids in the Portland Metro. Unfortunately, music departments in schools continue to be cut and this opportunity to learn and grow with music is virtually disappearing for so many youth. The Salvation Army strongly believes in the power of music to transform lives and strives to provide free lessons to those longing to learn. To meet this need, Michael Allen Harrison and The Salvation Army have partnered for the second year in a row for "Something Grand" - a benefit concert for after-school music programs.

Pricing:
$10-$25 per ticket, ticketing fees apply

Videos:
Hailey Rowden - former student at The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy and student of Michael Allen Harrison. She is now a professional pianist and gives back to her community by helping kids learn piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DidWNvp_1xA&feature=youtu.be

Michael Allen Harrison & Hailey Rowden playing together
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For more information or to purchase tickets today, visit www.SomethingGrandPortland.com

Media Tickets:
Media tickets are available. Please contact Teresa Steinmetz by tomorrow, April 17th for more information.


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"Something Grand" is Happening Easter Weekend!!
Youth and Professional Pianists Playing to Keep Musical Doors Open for Less-Fortunate Kids

(Portland, OR) April 16, 2014 -Join Safeway and the Safeway Foundation, Atiyeh Bros. Rugs & Carpeting, and The Salvation Army as they celebrate "Something Grand" this Easter Weekend! "Something Grand," a matinee benefit concert for The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs, will be on April 19th, 2014 at 1pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The concert will feature ten pianists on ten grand pianos on one stage! Musicians will include Michael Allen Harrison, select performers from the Ten Grands concert series, and several sensational youth protg pianists! Sponsored by Safeway, "Something Grand" is sure to become a Portland Easter tradition for many families!

Ticket prices range from $10 - $25, making this a family-friendly event. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army's After-School Music Programs in the Portland Metro area.

"This concert opens doors for so many children whose doors to the arts close in front of them," says Major Don Gilger, Portland Metro Coordinator for The Salvation Army. "Our job is to open the doors so kids have the opportunity to find passion and succeed. We are thrilled to once again partner with our longtime friend and supporter, Michael Allen Harrison, for this concert event and to provide programs to underprivileged children that give them a chance to explore, learn, and grow. Last year's concert was incredible, and I just know this year is going to absolutely knock it out of the park!"

The best part is that by purchasing a ticket to this concert, you will be helping keep music alive in the lives of hundreds of children in the Portland Metro area.

To purchase your tickets online or for more information, please visit www.SomethingGrandPortland.com or call Amy Bogdon at 503.794.3246. Ticketing fees apply.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Urban League of Portland's Career Fair
Urban League of Portland - 04/16/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2014

The Urban League of Portland will host 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair
1000 Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014, 10:00AM-3:00PM

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Double Tree Hotel(by Hilton) located at 1000 Multnomah Street, the Urban League of Portland, in partnership with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Comcast, and Bank of America, is hosting its 21st annual Career Connections Job Fair. The Career Connections Job Fair will feature employers from the Portland metropolitan area's health care, retail, construction, government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Employers are looking to the Urban League of Portland to help them recruit qualified and skilled diverse job candidates. The Urban League's Career Fair presents a unique opportunity for employers to directly interact with a large pool of skilled diverse candidates.
These employers are hiring for positions from entry-level to professional, from management to executive, ranging from construction and retail, to government and corporate opportunities. Job seekers in the Portland region have this opportunity to connect with a wide array of Portland-area employers who are actively seeking qualified candidates thanks, in part, to the sponsorship provided by: Bank of America, Oregon Department of Transportation, Comcast, The State of Oregon, Clear Channel Media, Portland Development Commission, the Pacific NW- Carpenters Union, Cambia, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Lottery, and Washington County & Washington County's Sheriff's Office. The 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair will include employer participants from Family Care Inc, Kaiser Permanente, Enterprise, NECA-IBEW, the City of Beaverton, US Bank, Tri Met, Country Financial, ITT Tech; Marylhurst University, Oregon & Southern Idaho Laborers, Constructing Hope, Oregon Trades Woman Inc., Life Works NW, and many more.
The Urban League of Portland has deep and longstanding ties to local communities and historical and ongoing relationships with a broad spectrum of: faith-based organizations, sororities, fraternities, minority businesses, and neighborhood groups in the Portland Metro area. It is recognized as one of the best sources for diversity recruitment, and as one of the leading voices for African Americans, people of color, and others in the region. Legacy Health's Sr. Recruitment Consultant Tricia Peck mentioned that Legacy Health is looking forward to the event this year, "Legacy is always excited to participate in this event, it gives us a chance to meet great people and connect with strong candidates for our job opportunities!". Laura Goty, Human Resource Manager at NW Natural said of the Urban League's Career Fair "NW Natural is pleased to once again participate in the Urban League's career fair. It's an excellent venue to talk with potential employees and fits in well with our company's commitment to hire a diverse workforce."
In addition to participating in the Career Fair, job seekers can access thousands of job postings from local employers through The Urban League's resource library, computer lab, and web site year-round.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information: Debra Lindsay - dlindsay@ulpdx.org 503-280-2600 ext 640
Workforce Development Director - Urban League of Portland
10 N Russell St, Portland OR 97227 fax: 503-281-2612

About the Urban League of Portland
The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. We are a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League.
MISSION
Our mission is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
HISTORY
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically under-served urban communities. The Urban League movement carries out its mission at the local, state and national levels through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community education and mobilization; coalitions, collaborations, and communications.
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U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer to visit his alma mater
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 04/16/14
U.S. Congressman and Centennial High School alumni Earl Blumenauer will visit his alma mater, Tuesday, April 22, to address the student body at a special assembly at 8:30 a.m. in the school's gymnasium. During the assembly, Blumenauer, who graduated from Centennial High School in 1966, will present a scholarship created in his name, to a Centennial student.

Congressman Blumenauer was slated to be the school's Homecoming Grand Marshal this past September, but had to cancel to remain in Washington D.C. during the U.S. budget crisis.

Immediately following the assembly, Congressman Blumenauer will have a private meeting with the Centennial School District's School Board and district leadership team. He will also have a private meeting with Centennial High School's student council.

Centennial High School strives to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.
Three Evergreen Schools Win State Honors
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 04/16/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Three schools from Evergreen Public Schools are 2013 Washington Achievement Award winners. They join the other 410 winners from across the state notified Monday via email from State Superintendent Randy Dorn and State Board of Education Chair Dr. Kristina Mayer.

This year's winners are:

* Mill Plain Elementary School (Special Recognition - Math Growth)
* Evergreen High School (Special Recognition - English Language Acquisition)
* Union High School (High Progress)

The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state's Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.

"It is important that we use the revised Achievement Index to not only provide feedback to schools and districts on their progress, but also to identify schools with exemplary student performance," said Mayer. "These awards shine the light on what is working well in schools across Washington."

Schools are recognized as top performers in one of six categories:

* Overall Excellence
* High Progress
* Reading Growth
* Math Growth
* Extended Graduation Rate (awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools only)
* English Language Acquisition

Dorn supports this collaboration. "So many schools in our state are doing good work to make a difference for kids," he said. "These awards represent some of the best. It's an honor to recognize them and celebrate their success."

The award-winning schools will be honored at a ceremony on April 24 at Timberline High School in Lacey.

About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With more than 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Spring backyard burn season begins today - Residents must call Burn Line first
City of Gresham - 04/16/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - Interim Fire Chief Greg Matthews has announced that the 2014 Spring Backyard Burning Season for the cities of Fairview, Gresham and Wood Village begins today (Wednesday, April 16).
The authorized burn season will fall on each succeeding Wednesday and Saturday for 10 days if burning is deemed allowable by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for that particular day. Residents must call the Gresham Fire & Emergency Services Burning Information Line each day to determine if it is an approved burn day in their city and what hours they can burn. This is determined on a daily basis.
Helpful backyard burning tips:
* Call the Burn Line at 503-618-3083 to learn if burning is allowed on a given day.
* Designated hours are set daily by DEQ and are subject to change.
* Only yard debris is suitable for burning.
* Burning garbage, tires, treated wood or building materials is not allowed.
* Fires must be tended at all times.
* A charged water hose or other firefighting water supply must be available while burning is occurring.
* Piles shall be no larger than 6 feet in diameter by 3 feet high.
* Piles shall not be within 25 feet of a structure or any combustible material.
* Burning is only allowed on residential properties during designated burn days.
There are two burn seasons per year, in spring and fall respectively.
Visit GreshamOregon.gov/Fire for more information about back yard burning and the types of burning that require a permit.

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Law Enforcement Working Together to Add Extra Patrols
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/16/14
Beginning this week and ending 04/27, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Land Management will be increasing their patrols in the forested areas between the Crooked Finger and Butte Creek areas.


These patrols are in response to an overwhelming amount of complaints associated to underage drinking and vandalism during the week of Easter. The Sheriff's Office is asking for area residents to call and report any suspicious activity to their local jurisdiction. Marion County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line: 503-588-5032, Clackamas County non-emergency line: 503-655-8211
Centennial School District Board Meeting - April 23, 2014
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 04/16/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the district office board room. At this meeting the Centennial Park School building report will be presented by Principal Ajai Huja.

The Board will consider adoption of the 2014/2015 school year calendars and tentative adoption of the 2015/2016 school year calendars. Further consideration will be given to the adoption of revised policies: BBFA - Board Member Ethics and Conflicts of Interest; BBFB - Board Member Ethics and Nepotism; JECB - Admission of Nonresident Students; JECF - Interdistrict Transfer of Resident Students; and JFCG/KGC/GBK as well as KGC/GBK/JFCG both of which address the district's responsibility to maintain a Tobacco-Free Environment as it relates to students and the community.
Karin Edwards picked to lead Cascade Campus (Photo)
PCC - 04/16/14
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NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. - A new era is set to begin at Portland Community College's Cascade Campus.

Karin Edwards, dean of student development and services at Three Rivers Community College (Norwich, Conn.), has been chosen as the next Cascade Campus president. The job became vacant last fall when Algie Gatewood left to be the next president of Alamance Community College in his home state of North Carolina. Edwards will start in her new position on July 21.

At Three Rivers, Edwards serves as chief student affairs officer, overseeing marketing, public relations, admissions, recruitment, financial aid, veteran affairs, records and registration, counseling, advising, placement testing, career services, student activities, childcare, off-campus operations, and student discipline. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that foster student success and participates in college-wide planning, budgeting and assessment.

"I am looking forward to coming to Portland to join the students, staff and faculty of the Cascade Campus of PCC," Edwards said. "The level of concern, commitment and connection to the community this campus has demonstrated is so impressive. I'm absolutely honored to serve as the president."

Prior to her current position, Edwards held several positions at Orange County Community College in Middletown, N.Y., including Director of College Extension Centers, Director of the Newburgh Extension Center and Student Development Counselor. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Albany-SUNY.

"Throughout the hiring process, Karin impressed the search committee with her depth of knowledge based upon many years of community college leadership experience," said PCC President Jeremy Brown. "I believe she will be a great leader for our students, staff and faculty at Cascade and an excellent partner with the Cascade neighborhood and community."

The Cascade Campus, located at 705 N. Killingsworth St., is being transformed through $43 million in bond construction that will result in a new three-story academic building and student center, both on top of a single-level underground parking structure. First opened in the fall of 1971, the Cascade Campus has become a focal point for much-needed job training, college transfer and self-improvement courses. It is home to a number of programs offered nowhere else in the PCC system, such as Medical Laboratory Technology, Emergency Telecommunicator / 911 Dispatcher, Emergency Medical Services, Professional Music, Fire Protection Technology, Multimedia, Criminal Justice, Trades and Apprenticeship, Middle College and the Margaret Carter Skill Center. Cascade serves more than 23,500 students annually.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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Roundtable Discussion on Child Abuse as a Public Health Epidemic
Children's Center - 04/16/14
A roundtable panel discussion including elected officials and experts in the field of child abuse will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd from 10:30am to 12pm at Lake Oswego City Hall (380 A Avenue #3, Lake Oswego 97034).

The panel will include: United States Senator Ron Wyden, United States Representative Kurt Schrader, State Representatives Brent Barton and Julie Parrish, State Senator Chuck Thomsen, Clackamas County Commissioners Jim Bernard and Martha Schrader, Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote, Oregon City Superintendent Larry Didway, Children's Center Medical Director Dr. Sue Skinner, and FamilyCare Health Plans Medical Director Resa Bradeen. KATU Channel 2 News Anchor Anna Canzano will moderate.

The discussion will begin with an introduction to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research. The ACEs study shows that the cost of failing to intervene in child abuse comes in the form of chronic, life-shortening physical and mental health conditions and challenges. The panel will proceed to have a conversation about policy issues and solutions that mitigate the damage of child abuse and support intervention efforts. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Children's Center worked with Representative Kurt Schrader to arrange this panel discussion as part of the local effort to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. "Our hope is that the citizens of our community will attend and help us address this public health epidemic head-on," said Children's Center Executive Director Barbara Peschiera. "We're thankful that so many of our leaders are coming to the table on behalf of our youngest and most vulnerable citizens."

As Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical evaluations, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect, Children's Center plays a vital role in ending the trauma of abuse for local children. Children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds are referred to Children's Center for suspicion of abuse. More information can be found online at www.childrenscenter.cc.

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Founded in 2002, Children's Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical assessments, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect.
Learn more at www.childrenscenter.cc.
Kenny Anderson to Speak on Behalf of Child Abuse Victims (Photo)
Children's Center - 04/16/14
Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City
Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City
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Children's Center will host its 8th annual Champions for Children Luncheon on Wednesday, April 30th at The Oregon Golf Club (25700 SW Pete's Mountain Road, in West Linn).

A reception and raffle will take place between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., guests will hear a program given by speaker Kenny Anderson, former NBA player, Portland Trail Blazer, and child abuse advocate. Tracy Barry of KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 will emcee.

This signature Children's Center event allows community members throughout the region to unite on behalf of abused and neglected children. As Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical evaluations, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect, Children's Center plays a vital role in ending the trauma of abuse for local children. Children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds are referred to Children's Center for suspicion of abuse.

To RSVP contact Andrew Watanatraibhob at 503-655-7725 or andrew@childrenscenter.cc More information can be found online at www.childrenscenter.cc.

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Children's Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical assessments, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected victims of child abuse and neglect. The organization was founded in 2002. For more information, please visit www.childrenscenter.cc.


Attached Media Files: Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City , Kenny Anderson, former NBA player, Portland Trail Blazer, and child abuse advocate
FREE Kids Admission and Crafts to Make for Mom at Treemendous Second Saturday on May 10!
World Forestry Center - 04/16/14
Portland, OR- The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum is offering free admission to kids 18 and under on Saturday, May 10 as part of their Treemendous Second Saturday event series.

Kids will have the opportunity to make the perfect gift for Mom at no additional cost, including a hand decorated flower pot planted with fresh flowers, and Mother's Day cards. Crafts and games where kids will learn about trees, will take place between 10:30am - 2pm.


Treemendous Second Saturday
Saturday, May 10
10:30am - 2pm
Free for kids 18 and under


The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to educating people about the world's forests and environmental sustainability. The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to "educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and environmental sustainability."

The Center owns and operates the Discovery Museum located in Portland's Washington Park at 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Magness Memorial Tree Farm demonstration forest located in Sherwood, Oregon and the World Forest Institute, an international fellowship program. For more information, visit www.worldforestry.org or 503-228-1367
UPDATE - Police Officer Injured in SW Portland Shooting - Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/16/14
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Officers conducting a secondary search of the neighborhood near the shooting scene have located our missing K-9 dog deceased beneath a hedge. The K-9 appears to have suffered at least one fatal gunshot wound.

Officers searching the area near where the suspect was taken into custody located the rifle associated with the suspect.

Chief Mike Reese will be briefing media at 10:30 a.m., at Southwest Capitol Highway and Dolph Court.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to sincerely thank members of the community for their thoughts and concerns about our fallen K-9. His name, as well as the injured officer's name will be released at a later time.

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This morning, Wednesday April 16, 2014, at approximately 2:51 a.m., a Portland Police K-9 Officer was injured during a shootout with a suspect near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street.

The officer, assigned to the K-9 Unit, suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect fled the shooting scene on foot and and a large neighborhood perimeter was established along Southwest Capitol Highway.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) responded to the scene and began assisting patrol officers in searching for the suspect, believed to be armed with an AR-15-type rifle.

The Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) initiated a reverse 9-1-1 call to area residents asking people to remain in their homes and to call 9-1-1 if they saw anything suspicious.

The Portland Police Bureau Air Support Unit responded to the area and assisted with the search for the suspect.

Calls to 9-1-1 by residents assisted police officers in locating the suspect in the 6900 block of Southwest Oleson Road. The suspect was contacted by SERT and taken into custody without incident.

The suspect, a male adult, has been transported to a Portland area hospital for treatment to unknown injuries.

No additional suspects are outstanding and there is no risk to the public.

Officers have not located the suspect's rifle and are continuing to search the area for the gun. Anyone finding this rifle or other suspicious items in their yard are asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Additionally, the K-9 Officer's partner/dog is believed to be injured and lost somewhere in the area of the shooting. Multiple officers are continuing to search the area for the K-9 and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone seeing or hearing sounds of an injured German Shepherd are asked to immediately call 9-1-1. The photo being released is of the K-9 and he will be wearing a Portland Police Bureau harness/vest. Anyone seeing the dog should not approach him as he may be in significant distress.

The investigative phase into the shooting is now beginning and detectives are at the scene.

Traffic along a large section of Southwest Capitol Highway, from Multnomah Boulevard to Barbur Boulevard is closed and commuters should seek alternate routes.

The injured officer is in good spirits and is mostly concerned about his K-9 partner. The officer and his family request complete privacy at this time.

Updates will be provided later today on the investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the numerous officers and firefighters from Metro agencies that responded to assist. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Tualatin Police, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police, Sherwood Police, Milwaukie Police, and Portland Fire & Rescue.

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West Linn Police Respond to DUII Rollover Crash overnight (Photo)
West Linn Police Dept. - 04/16/14
Roll Over Crash
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West Linn Police were dispatched to an unknown injury rollover crash on Wednesday April 16, 2014 shortly after midnight on McKillican St. near Amy St.

Responding officers arrived within minutes and found a red Honda CRV on its side and a witness was helping the driver and sole occupant from the vehicle. The driver David James Morton (49) of West Linn was checked at the scene by TVF&R and AMR and released.

Mr. Morton turned off Willamette Dr. (Hwy 43) onto McKillican, where he struck a Jeep that was parked alongside the roadway. This caused his Honda to roll over, and the Jeep to strike another parked car.

Mr. Morton was subsequently arrested for DUII, cited and released, there is no mug shot available.


Attached Media Files: Roll Over Crash
Salary Review Commission schedules third meeting and announces public hearing
City of Vancouver - 04/16/14
The City's Citizen's Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (Salary Review) has scheduled the third meeting and public hearing for Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall; 415 W 6th Street, 2nd Floor, Birch Room. Parking is available for visitors in the building's south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, parking is available on-street. Visitors are welcome to check in with the information desk upon arrival.

The Commission was established by a city charter section approved by City voters in 1994. The Commission is comprised of five members of the community who are appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council. The Commission's purpose is to study the relationship of salaries to the duties of the Mayor and City Council members and to set their salaries.

Salary reviews are performed on a biennial basis to coincide with the City's budget cycle. The Commission must file the schedule of salaries for the Mayor and Council members with the City Clerk by May 1, 2014 for inclusion in the 2015-16
budget.

The City of Vancouver's downtown area is served by C-TRAN routes 2, 3, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 41, 44, 47 and 105 Express. Bus schedules are available at City Hall, the Citizens Service Center, and other public buildings. You may reach C-TRAN at (360) 695-0123 for information on times, fares, and routes. ###
Battle Ground students compete at national jazz festivals (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 04/16/14
Thara Memory; Steve Montecucco; and Greg McKelvey
Thara Memory; Steve Montecucco; and Greg McKelvey
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Battle Ground, WA - Four Battle Ground trumpet players traveled to California and New York as members of the American Music Program (AMP) Jazz Band to compete with other select bands from around the nation. Steve Montecucco (sophomore, BGHS), Mandy Quinn (junior, BGHS), Matthias Tyni (junior, BGHS), and Tyler Barnes (8th grader, Chief Umtuch Middle School) are all trumpet players and members of AMP who competed in the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival March 30 and the Charles Mingus Jazz Festival in New York City February 16.

Battle Ground High School sophomore Steve Montecucco won a trumpet soloist award at the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival as well as an award for outstanding trumpet playing at the Charles Mingus Jazz Festival in New York City.

Greg McKelvey instructs the students at Battle Ground High School, while instructor and Grammy award winner Thara Memory also works with the students after school in Portland. Both teachers were mentors and instructors for four-time Grammy Award winner, Esperanza Spalding, who also occasionally works with the students.

For more information about the American Music Program, visit www.ampjazz.org


Attached Media Files: Thara Memory; Steve Montecucco; and Greg McKelvey , Steve Montecucco , Tyler Barnes, Matthias Tyni, and Steve Montecucco.
Oregon nursing assistant repeatedly breaks world record for powerlifting
Salem Health - 04/16/14
NOTE TO EDITORS: YouTube link listed below; Clean video (no supers/voice track), broadcast and AP style scripts attached to this release.

A certified nursing assistant at Salem Hospital has become a worldwide powerhouse away from her job, while pursuing her passion for powerlifting. Most people would never know it by looking at Christie Luehrs, who is 5'1" and 130 pounds.

"My parents taught me to be independent," said Luehrs. "So I equated it with strength. I needed to be strong." Luehrs, of Salem, has worked at Salem Hospital for nearly 10 years as a certified nursing assistant. She often helps lift and move patients, which sometimes can be challenging.

Luehrs developed her interest in weightlifting in high school. After years of training and countless hours working out, she set a personal goal to break the open world record for powerlifting. The dream came true 13 years later in November 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Luehrs bench-pressed 249 pounds.

Luehrs has since broken that world record three times. In 2013, she benched 251 pounds at an event in Reno, Nevada. In March 2014 in Portland, she bench-pressed 253 and then 264 pounds--more than two times her own body weight.

Luehrs says this is only the beginning of her journey. "I really want to get into the 300 pound mark for bench pressing," she said. "I want to be healthy and live a good, long life. I just have to eat right, exercise and take good care of myself. I want to motivate others to do the same."

Salem Health produced a video about Luehrs, available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/M4yzKM_Ovc0.

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.


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Dean Watanabe Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 04/16/14
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
500 W. 8TH Street, Suite 50
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Dean Watanabe Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors

Vancouver, Washington--April 16th, 2014--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today Dean Watanabe has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors. Watanabe is Vice President, Oregon Region for Washington Trust Bank in Beaverton, Oregon.

"I am looking forward to being an integral part of the NWABA and representing Washington Trust Bank in the communities that the NWABA serves." said Watanabe.

Watanabe will join other community leaders throughout the region in helping Northwest Association for Blind Athletes achieving its mission of providing life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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The Beaverton Police Department and KGW News Channel 8 are Providing You a Free Shredding Event
Beaverton Police Department - 04/16/14
The Beaverton Police Department and KGW News Channel 8 will be offering an opportunity for you to safely recycle documents containing personal information on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The event will be held at Tektronix 13975 SW Karl Braun Dr. Beaverton, Oregon from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Identity theft and fraud crimes are on the rise. The City of Beaverton and KGW want to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud, by keeping your personal information away from the hands of thieves. One of the methods thieves use to steal your information is combing through recycling and garbage for sensitive information that has been thrown away.
For this reason, the Beaverton Police Department recommends and encourages citizens to use a shredder (preferably cross-cut) for sensitive documents, such as credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks, household bills, and other documents that may contain sensitive information.

Cintas Document Management will be on site with two commercial-sized shredding trucks for this event. Items no larger than staples and paper clips may be attached to the papers. Because of the popularity of this event each vehicle will only be allowed TWO BANKER STYLE BOXES. This event is not for business documents, it is for personal documents only that contain personal information that if thrown out could lead to identity theft.

Service will be on a first come, first served basis and limited to the capacity of the commercial-sized shredding trucks from Cintas. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause should the capacity be reached.

Participants are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at the shredding event. We cannot accept any cash donation for the Oregon Food Bank.
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
SERT Responding to an Active Tactical Incident in Southwest Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 04/16/14
The Portland Police Bureau Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) is responding to the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and Primrose Street to assist Central Precinct officers with an active tactical situation involving an armed man loose in the neighborhood.

Residents in the area are asked to remain in their homes and immediately call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.

Media staging at this point is Southwest 41st Avenue and Capitol Highway. Access to this area is best reached from the South on Capitol Highway (nearest major intersection is Capitol Highway and Taylors Ferry Road)

PIO is enroute, ETA 30 minutes.

No additional updates will be provided at this time.

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04/15/14
Suspect Crashed Into Police Vehicle
Beaverton Police Department - 04/15/14
***Update***
The suspects are identified as Davontie Donahue 21 years old and his wife Torri Donahue 22 years old and both are from Vancouver. The victim was not related to the suspects.

Torri Donahue was cited and released at the hospital on the charge of promoting prostitution.

Davontie Donahue will be lodged at the Washington County Jail on a felony want and will be charged with compelling and promoting prostitution, elude and felon in possession of a firearm.

A Smith & Wesson AR15 style assault rifle was found in the truck of the vehicle along with loaded magazines.

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at approximately 2:43 p.m. Beaverton Police Detectives stopped a vehicle on SW 173rd Ave near SW Washington Court. The occupants in the vehicle were suspects in a Human Trafficking Investigation that involved a 17 year old girl. The detectives had been following the suspects from the time they dropped the 17 year old girl off at The Comfort Inn the hotel in Beaverton. The occupants of the vehicle a black female and black male adult refused to follow the detective's commands and fled in the vehicle.

When the suspects fled they crashed into a detective's car and a marked K9 vehicle. The subjects continued South on SW 173rd Ave and turned West onto SW Farmington road where they struck a citizens vehicle. The subject's car then left the roadway crashing through a fence and coming to rest in a drainage ditch. The male occupant fled the vehicle and was located a short time later by the K9 Officer whose vehicle he struck. He was hiding in the back yard of residents inside a child's pink play house.

Both suspects were taken to a local area hospital for treatment of non-life threating injuries. The 17 year old victim of Human Trafficking is safe and is with Beaverton Detectives.

The names and charges of the involved suspects will be released at a later date. It is expected that SW Farmington westbound between SW 170th and SW Kinnaman will be closed for several hours for the investigation.
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
East Precinct Investigating an Armed Robbery of a Russell Neighborhood Bar and Grill
Portland Police Bureau - 04/15/14
This afternoon, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 4:17 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Paddy's, located at 1736 Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the bar, displaying a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar without incident.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, 6' tall, thin build, wearing a gray hoody, dark-colored pants, and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Committee for Family Forestlands meets Monday, April 21
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/15/14
The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday, April 21 at the Oregon Department of Forestry, Santiam Room Building D, 2600 State Street, Salem.

Agenda
Plans for a tax symposium about forest taxes, among other topics, will be discussed by the Committee. Members will also review and discuss multiple collaborative efforts to improve forest health and assist landowners with managing their forests and protecting natural resources.

The committee will also review and discuss:
* Prior meeting's minutes.
* Bald Eagle and leave behind tree and wood rules
* Eastside Private Forests Collaborative Project
* Review draft USFS National Forest Plan for the Blue Mountains
* Annual Report to the Board of Forestry
* Wildfire Response and Repair Fund Framework
* Paired Watershed Studies and what they can tell us
* Communicating with non-forest land owners

The Committee provides opportunity for and welcomes public comment on these and all issues related to its work.

Committee
Committee Chair Craig Shinn, a Portland State University faculty member and PhD Program Director facilitates thoughtful discussion among the Committee to help inform the Department about issues affecting family forestlands. At Portland State, Shinn develops environmental and natural resource policy through his teaching, research, and professional outreach.

The Committee researches policies impacting family forestland viability, resource protection, and forestry benefits. Based on its findings the Committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester.

The thirteen member committee includes - seven voting and six non-voting members. Voting members include family forest owners, an environmental community representative, a forest products industry representative, and a citizen-at-large public representative.

Non-voting ex-officio members may include Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State University, Oregon small forestland groups, forestry-related industry associations, and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute representatives.

Public Meetings
Members of the public may attend the meeting. For additional information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502 at ODF headquarters located at 2600 State Street, Salem. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7502.

Additional information about the Committee for Family Forestlands is available on ODF's web site at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/board/cff/cff.aspx.
Beaverton Hires Metro Executive to Lead Community Development Department (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 04/15/14
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Mayor Denny Doyle announced this morning that he has asked Cheryl Twete to join his management team as the City of Beaverton's newest Community Development Director.

"I am thrilled that Cheryl has agreed to come aboard and join the team," said Mayor Doyle. "She's a longtime Beaverton resident, very experienced in high profile redevelopment project work throughout the Portland metropolitan region. She is exactly what we need to achieve our vision of being customer service friendly and open for business here in Beaverton."

Twete has worked as Metro's senior development advisor, managing high profile efforts such as the Headquarters Hotel project, Expo Center and Oregon Zoo masterplanning, Schnitzer Concert Hall renovation and Main Street project, among others. Prior to that, Twete served as interim general manager for the MERC organization, overseeing a staff of 195 full-time employees.

Doyle was especially impressed by Twete's more than 20 years of executive level leadership at the Portland Development Commission.

"Cheryl has a very extensive been-there-done-that resume," said Doyle. "I appreciate her approach and acumen when it comes to putting challenging redevelopment deals together. I'm also impressed with her proven track record for strategic leadership in managing a professional staff. We couldn't be more pleased, and I'm excited for the chance to work with her going forward."

"It is an honor to serve as the new Community Development Director for Mayor Doyle and the residents of Beaverton," said Cheryl Twete. "Beaverton has been a wonderful home for my family for many years and I look forward to working with the Council, staff and the community to grow its brand as a highly desirable place to live and work."

The city has been without a permanent director since December 2013. Mayor Doyle led a collaborative approach to the recruitment process, which weighed heavily upon input from the Beaverton business community and CDD professional staff. The Mayor also emphasized the need for an individual with excellent redevelopment experience, a strong personnel management background, and a good overall fit with the community.

"Cheryl's experience with urban renewal and redevelopment project work was the tipping point for me. She has the right skill set for the job," said Doyle.

Over the years, Twete has served as senior staff to catalytic projects such as South Waterfront Central District Development Agreement; Union Station Development Agreement; Gateway Transit Center Development Agreement; Central City Selected Revitalization Initiatives; and residential/mixed use development efforts such as Park Avenue Apartments, 725 Flanders Lofts, RiverPlace Townhomes, Center Commons, and Union Station Housing.

Twete is expected to join the city on May 12, 2014.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Attached Media Files: Cheryl Twete
**Updated w/Cause & Damage Estimate** - Crews Battle fire in Portable Classroom at Highland Park Middle School (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 04/15/14
Highland Park MS Portable Classroom
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A TVF&R fire investigator has ruled the cause of this fire as undetermined. The fire originated in the attic above the suspended ceiling. Damage is estimated at $100,000. The portable classroom was being used to store drama props, desks, chairs, file cabinets, and other miscellaneous items.

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At approximately 5:50am this morning TVF&R firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a portable classroom at Highland Park MS, which was located behind the main school structure. On arrival crews found the portable classroom fully involved with flames that were approximately 40ft high. Firefighters began a quick exterior fire attack of the portable while also ensuring the fire did not spread to the main school building. While several downed power lines created a safety hazard for crews, firefighters were able to extinguish the bulk of the fire within 15 minutes.

School principal David Nieslanik said the portable classroom was being used for storage at the time and not as a classroom.

A fire investigator is currently onscene to determine fire cause and origin. There were no reported injuries.


Attached Media Files: Highland Park MS Portable Classroom
Bank Robbery Investigation Underway in Southwest Portland's Bridlemile Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 04/15/14
This afternoon, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 3:24 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West, located at 6521 Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Officers responded to the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect used a note to demand money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank and was last seen walking northbound out of the parking lot.

Multiple officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is descried as a white male, 55-60 years old, 5'5" to 5'8" tall, medium build, dark hair, mustache, glasses, wearing dark-colored cap, and a gray hoody.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at (503) 823-0407 or kenneth.reynolds@portlandoregon.gov.

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Port of Vancouver announces 2014 public tour schedule
Port of Vancouver - 04/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Port of Vancouver USA will hold a public tour on Wednesday, April 30, from 11:30-1 p.m. This will be the first of four public tours planned for 2014.

Port tours offer an excellent opportunity to catch a glimpse of the global marketplace in action. The free, two-hour tours will showcase the largest transportation project in the port's 100-year history, the West Vancouver Freight Access rail project, as well as the diverse range of marine cargoes handled on port docks.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the port at 360-693-3611 or by emailing the port at RSVP@portvanusa.com. Make sure to bring government issued photo identification to attend a tour (such as a driver's license), and please leave your cameras at home as they are not allowed on marine terminals.

Public tours begin at the port's administrative building, located at 3103 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver, where port staff makes a brief presentation on the port's history and mission. Following the presentation, attendees participate in a bus tour of the port's bustling marine terminals and ever-expanding industrial properties.

The remaining tour dates are:
* Thursday May 22, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
* Saturday, July 26, from 10-11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, September 11, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

For more information on the tours, visit the port's website at http://www.portvanusa.com/community/know-your-port.

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CREDC Seeking Health Care Startups for PubTalk(TM) Business Pitch Competition June 17th, 2014
Columbia River Economic Development Council - 04/15/14
Vancouver, WA (April 15, 2014) --CREDC is currently accepting applications from startups related to the health care sector interested in participating in Clark County PubTalk's annual business pitch competition on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014.

Modeled after ABC's popular Shark Tank(TM) television show, this event will provide four local companies with the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a judging panel of industry experts. The panel will determine the winner that receives $1,000.00 in cash and prizes and an exclusive invitation to a summer angel investor networking event. The audience will have an opportunity to weigh in on feedback to the presenters, and pick the runner-up entrepreneur, who will receive a non-cash prize.

Eligible startups include, but are not limited to: medical devices, health IT, biomedical research, and bioscience technology. Companies interested in participating should send an executive summary of their business plan to Kimberly Pincheira at kpincheira@credc.org by April 31st for consideration. An executive summary template can be found at www.credc.org.


About Clark County PubTalk(TM)

Clark County PubTalk provides a platform to inspire, educate, and connect local entrepreneurs for success. Clark County PubTalk(TM) events are organized by the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) to bring together local entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals passionate about fostering innovation in Clark County. These high-energy events typically occur bi-monthly on the third Tuesday of even-numbered months, offering a stimulating blend of networking, formal presentations, and an open-mic opportunity for registered guests.

*The service mark PubTalk (TM) is owned by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and is being used for this event by CREDC with OEN's permission.


About CREDC

The mission of the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is to develop a strong, innovative Clark County, Washington business environment in collaboration with our private and public sector partners.

Serving Clark County since 1982, CREDC is a private-public partnership of 140 investors and strategic partners working together to advance the economic vitality of Clark County through business growth and innovation. Through collaborative leadership, the CREDC promotes job quality and capital investment while maintaining the County's exceptionally high quality of life.


About SWWDC

The mission of the SWWDC is to prepare and promote a skilled and adaptive workforce for a thriving economy in Southwest Washington.

A nonprofit organization founded in 2002, SWWDC is the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. We bring together funding, state agencies, local service companies, colleges and community-based organizations to provide employment and training services to businesses, job seekers and youth.

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Beaverton City Library Hosts a Discussion on Global Climate Policies and the Role of Forests
City of Beaverton - 04/15/14
The Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street) will host The Reforestation Solution: Global Climate Policies and the Role of Forests on April 21 from 6-8 p.m. Randall Bluffstone, director of the Institute for Economics and the Environment at Portland State University, will discuss global efforts underway in forests to combat climate change and improve the earth's ecological systems.

According to Bluffstone, the growth in future CO2 emissions are expected mostly in poor countries outside formal obligations and agreements, so real reductions in a global carbon footprint are at risk. Most of the efforts to combat this increase depend upon a United Nations program called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD).

"This is a great opportunity to learn about global climate policy," said Abigail Elder, library director. "We're excited to have Mr. Bluffstone share his wealth of knowledge about this important issue."

Bluffstone's research and teaching interests focus on environmental and resource economics, including pollution policies, deforestation in low-income countries and the economics of suburban sprawl. He is the author of two books, including Agricultural Productivity in East Africa: Investment, Sustainability and Poverty Reduction.

This is the fifth event in a series of free sustainability and adaption education programs hosted by the Beaverton City Library. For more information, contact Jill Adams at 503-350-3613 or jadams@BeavertonOregon.gov.

ABOUT THE BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items. The library has two facilities, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items. The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community. The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide library service. For more information on available services, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Wanted Walla Walla Man Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Stolen Car in Milton-Freewater Area (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/15/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Milton-Freewater (MFPD) and Athena police departments, arrested a 27-year old Walla Walla, Washington man Tuesday afternoon following an attempt to elude in a stolen vehicle and on foot that ended in the Milton-Freewater area. The suspect left his wallet and ID in the car helping officers identify and arrest him.

On April 15, 2014 at approximately 10:51 a.m., an OSP sergeant attempted to stop a 1993 Toyota Camry four-door station wagon displaying Washington license plates northbound on Highway 11 near milepost 14 for a speed violation. The driver failed to yield and sped up in excess of 100 mph attempting to elude OSP. An Athena police officer joined OSP for a short distance as the vehicle continued recklessly northbound until OSP terminated the pursuit approaching the south end of Milton-Freewater.

Entering Milton-Freewater, the OSP sergeant spotted the Toyota abandoned at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the vicinity of SE 12th Avenue and S. Main Street where it appears the driver intentionally drove into a yard behind bushes at the bottom of steps leading to a house. MFPD joined OSP searching for the driver who was identified as ANTONIO SATURNINO CONTRERAS, age 27, from Walla Walla, Washington, because he left his wallet with identification inside the car.

At approximately 12:43 p.m., a citizen reported seeing CONTRERAS in an alley about two blocks from the abandoned car. MFPD and OSP officers took CONTRERAS into custody following a brief foot chase.

Subsequent investigation determined the car was reported stolen April 14 to Walla Walla, Washington Police Department.

CONTRERAS, who was wanted on a warrant out of Walla Walla for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, was lodged in Umatilla County Jail on the following charges:

* Fugitive from Justice (warrant)
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Misdemeanor Driving While Revoked

Photographs - Oregon State Police
Note: No photograph of Contreras available at time of this release.

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City of Vancouver welcomes Banfield Pet Hospital's corporate headquarters relocation
City of Vancouver - 04/15/14
- Banfield relocation to be discussed with Vancouver City Council May 12 -


The City of Vancouver is excited to welcome Banfield Pet Hospital's corporate headquarters to Vancouver. The City worked with its economic development partners - Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC,) Greater Portland Inc., the Washington Department of Commerce, Washington State University Vancouver, Clark College, and SW Washington Workforce Development Council - to keep this important employer in the Vancouver/Portland region.

"Banfield is a great fit for this community, and their recent announcement speaks volumes about the many positive qualities of Vancouver that make it an attractive place for employers to grow their businesses and for their employees to live," said Timothy D. Leavitt, Vancouver Mayor.

Banfield, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, is the largest privately owned veterinary practice in the United States with more than 800 clinics. The planned move of the company's corporate headquarters would be 10 miles north of its current east Portland site, across the river, to east Vancouver.

Banfield plans to expand from a 152,575 sq. ft. facility to a new 230,000 sq. ft. campus, relocate 560 employees and add employees over time. Estimated construction value of the Banfield campus is $36 million and the total capital investment is $48- $67 million in real property and $10 - $14 million in personal property.

"We are extremely pleased that Banfield has selected Vancouver as its future home base, which will allow this important employer to expand while remaining in the metro area," said Chad Eiken, Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Vancouver. "This was a team effort in the best sense of the word, and CREDC did an incredible job of 'quarterbacking' this recruitment in working with the City, the state, and other community partners," Eiken said.

"While there is more work to be done to finalize commitments on both sides, I've been very impressed by the collaborative approach that the Banfield executives have taken to ensure that there are mutual benefits to both the company and the community through this relocation," Eiken said.

Next Steps - the public review process

- City staff will present Banfield relocation incentive options to Vancouver City Council for consideration. Fee reductions and other incentives will be evaluated in an open public process. All proposals that the City will consider are allowed by state and federal law.

- The first public meeting will be 4 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at a Vancouver City Council workshop. The public can attend this meeting at City Hall or watch it online at www.cvtv.org - or CVTV cable channel 23.

- Two other Vancouver City Council meetings this spring will discuss proposed ordinance changes and allow the public to give feedback before the formal development agreement in finalized.

- There will be no cash payments to the Banfield Pet Hospital from the City of Vancouver's general fund. Proposals requiring subsidies will be reviewed by the City Council after confirming that they meet economic development policies and local employment goals.

- An initial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and Banfield outlines the proposed project and possible incentives. The MOU is not a contract but rather a statement of intent and a list of ideas for the City Council to review, discuss and decide upon in upcoming months.

Proposed incentives for upcoming Council decision involving changes to local ordinances:

- City proposes building a one-acre off-leash dog park open to the public next to the new Banfield facility (est. cost $150,000)

- City proposes waiving its annual employee surcharge over a five-year period. This city ordinance change would create an incentive for other companies that meet similar job creation thresholds. Banfield's annual fee reduction would be $20,000.

- The City will consider a possible 50% discount of Traffic Impact Fees up to a maximum of $200,000. This City ordinance change would create an incentive for other companies that meet similar local job creation thresholds.

- If Banfield requests a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG federal grant) the City would support their application and the loan to be repaid by Banfield. The City would convert 25%, up to $125,000 into a grant if local job creation targets are met.

- Renaming of a non-arterial city street nearby.

About Vancouver's Community and Economic Development work

The City of Vancouver's Economic Development is a core community service to enhance our local economy and help facilitate job opportunities for citizens. The City's pro-business focus for business licensing and building permitting includes assigning a multi-disciplinary project team to work with businesses on projects. The City's award-winning streamlined review process for land use, engineering, and building permits also helps businesses navigate the development process.

Washington is a conservative tax state and Vancouver offers a lower cost of living and less expensive utilities than other communities. Vancouver was also named one of the Top 100 Most Livable Communities - 2014 by Livability.com. Also, a high quality place to live, work, and play, continue to be strong factors in attracting employers to Vancouver, WA.
OYA goes above and beyond to help feed the hungry (Photo)
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The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) went above and beyond its past support for the annual Governor's State Employee Food Drive by donating nearly 55,000 pounds of food this winter to help Oregonians in need.

When the final amounts were totaled from OYA offices and facilities across the state, staff donated 2,833 pounds of food and nearly $13,000 through fundraisers and payroll deductions. At-risk youth also pitched in by preparing food and running in marathons for facility-sponsored fundraisers. When converted to pounds of food, the monetary support combined with food donations equaled 54,797 pounds. In 2013, OYA donated a combined total of 44,303 pounds.

OYA and other agencies were recognized during a ceremony today in Salem attended by Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes, where it was announced that state employees raised nearly $779,000 for the 2014 food drive. The total represents about 3.2 million pounds of food. Oregon state employees represented the largest employer donation to local food banks to help feed the hungry in the state.

"On behalf of all Oregonians, I thank you for your public service and for inspiring your fellow employees to make this food drive a success," said Governor Kitzhaber. "The food and funds you donated will contribute to strengthening our communities by helping those who need it the most."

OYA Director Fariborz Pakseresht praised OYA's response to this year's food drive as "nothing short of overwhelming. I'm so proud of staff and youth for their enthusiastic and generous support of those in need. I'm also grateful to Kila Jager of the Professional Standards Office, who once again volunteered to lead OYA's food-drive efforts with the help of local coordinators at facilities and field offices."

OYA staff organized various events to benefit the food drive, held throughout February. MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility (YCF) in Woodburn hosted a 5K fun run/walk at the facility Feb. 28, and all funds collected through the $10 admission fee were donated to the food drive. Oak Creek YCF in Albany organized a salsa-making competition Feb. 14. Hillcrest YCF in Salem held a chili cook off Feb. 26, which attracted entries from throughout OYA. Chili lovers donated $5 or five cans of food for the privilege of sampling more than a dozen pots of chili.

All donations of food, money and time benefited the Oregon Food Bank Network, which serves communities throughout the state. Representatives from the Oregon Food Bank and Marion-Polk Food Share attended today's ceremony to honor agency employees for their support.

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The Oregon Youth Authority is the state's juvenile justice agency, reducing victimization and building safer communities by helping at-risk young people lead productive, crime-free lives. Learn more at www.oregon.gov/oya and follow us on Twitter @OregonYouth


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Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies recover two bodies from Columbia and Willamette River
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/15/14
Update: The deceased have been both been identified.

Danna Keith White (DOB 01/07/1987) of Portland, OR. body was recovered on the Willamette River. He was previously reported missing to Portland Police Bureau on March 18, 2014. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner ruled the Cause of Death drowning and Manner undetermined. There were no indications of foul play.

Scott Jerome Perry (DOB 12/18/1957) of Vancouver, Wa. body was recovered on the Columbia River. He was previously reported missing on February 22, 2014 and his vehicle was recovered on the Glenn Jackson Bridge. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner ruled cause of death drowning, blunt force injuries and Manner of death as suicide.

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On Monday 04/14/2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the report of a body seen in the Columbia River by a boater in the area. As River Patrol Deputies were en route to the call, the deputies spotted a body floating mid-channel of the Willamette River near the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge. The MCSO River Patrol unit stopped and recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the Willamette River. U.S. Coast Guard units responding to the Columbia River report arrived in the area of the reported body sighting near Reeder Beach and were able to confirm the sighting. The U.S. Coast Guard unit stayed on station until another responding unit arrived. A Clark County Fire and Rescue boat arrived and recovered the body of a deceased adult male. Both bodies were transported to the Willamette River Patrol office at 2200 NW Front Ave. MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner responded to begin death investigations for both recoveries. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the bodies have been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending identifications and family notifications.

More information will be released when it becomes available.
Turn in extra medicine April 26 to protect families and the environment
ESD 112 - 04/15/14
Dispose of unused or out-of-date medication safely at the Rx Take-back event, Saturday, April 26.

During last year's highly successful event, more than 500 people brought in over 1,000 pounds of unwanted medications for disposal by the Clark County Sheriff's Office. In addition, more than 300 pounds of paper, cardboard, glass and plastic containers were collected and recycled.

This year, unwanted medications will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Clark College's Purple Parking Lot No. 1 (by the soccer field), 1900 Fort Vancouver Way.

This event is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Clark County Sheriff's Office and Clark County Environmental Services and in partnership with Clark College and PREVENT! The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Clark County.

Prescription (Rx) drug misuse and abuse is on the rise in our country. Two-thirds (65%) of teens who abuse pain reliever say they get them from family members and friends. Reducing the amount of un-used and out-of-date medications in our community reduces the risk of misuse and abuse as well as keeps these medications out of our local water supply and local landfill.

Proper drug disposal also is an environmental issue. Unused medications should not be flushed down the toilet or dumped down the drain.

Unwanted medications also can be disposed of at several collection sites across Clark County. Controlled substances, such as pain killers and tranquilizers, can be taken to participating law enforcement agencies. Non-controlled substances, such as over-the-counter medications, can be taken to local participating pharmacies. All unwanted medications (controlled and non-controlled) will be accepted at the April 26 collection event.

For more information on both types of disposal, visit "Medications" at RecyclingA-Z.com.

For more information about disposal or recycling options, call Clark County Environmental Services at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352.

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Southeast Center opens new Library, Student Commons Building (Photo)
PCC - 04/15/14
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SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College officially celebrated the completion of the new Southeast Center Library and Student Commons Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 11.

The festivities included tours of the buildings, remarks by local and state leaders and a ribbon cutting between the two structures. Speakers included PCC President Jeremy Brown; Board Chair Denise Frisbee; Southeast/Extended Learning Campus President Jessica Howard; Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer; Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz; and Walsh Construction Project Manager Jeff Patton. This project at Southeast Center (2305 S.E. 82nd and Division) is part of the college's 2008 voter-approved $374 million capital construction bond, which has earmarked $48 million to upgrade the center.

"On behalf of PCC's Board of Directors, I thank all of you voters for giving a vote of confidence to PCC and passing the bond measure because what we see today is an example of the good work accomplished thanks to your 'green light' of PCC's request," said Frisbee.

The ceremony signifies PCC's ongoing transformation of the Southeast Center into a comprehensive, full-service campus. The Student Commons Building is a new three-story, 66,000-square-foot building that houses an expanded bookstore, five science classrooms/labs, six general purpose classrooms, four career technical education/computer classrooms, a new answer center for better student service delivery and a new STEM center. The Library is a three-story, 40,000-square-foot facility that contains the Student Computing Center, Student Learning Center (including tutoring services), Volunteer Literacy Center, traditional library services, four classrooms and study areas.

"We are building a monument to community, a haven for learning, a point of pride for the neighborhood and a sign of great things to come for the Southeast Portland," Brown said. "We are already seeing the beginnings of this transformation. For example, this spring our enrollment at the Southeast Center is showing the healthiest of change of all of our major instructional locations. I expect that this will gather more and more momentum so that the Southeast Center will grow by leaps and bounds."

For more information on the new buildings and the campus plans, checkout this Bond Program Factsheet.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation To Sponsor Recovery 2.0 Global Online Conference
Woloshin Communications - 04/15/14
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, with two facilities in Oregon, will sponsor the "Recovery 2.0" free online conference May 3-7. The web-based event will present one-on-one, in-depth conversations between yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen and a wide variety of recovery and wellness specialists.

"The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is pleased to partner with one of the most energetic and thoughtful advocates for embracing lifelong recovery, Tommy Rosen," said Nick Motu, vice president of Marketing and Communications for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. "Tommy's 'Recovery 2.0' is an innovative recovery platform, and we know that presenters Jerry Moe, Buster Ross and Fred Holmquist from our organization will enhance his excellent program."

"The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's support of Recovery 2.0 reflects our strong commitment to holistic hope, healing and health," continued Motu.

He noted that in addition to the distinguished speakers from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the event will feature other luminaries from the field of recovery, as well as spiritual leaders and yoga teachers. There are six speakers per day, and the event is available for free to anyone in the world.

"The recent merger that created the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation brought together two amazing institutions that have been at the cutting edge of addiction treatment for a long time," Recovery 2.0's founder Tommy Rosen stated. "Their desire to partner with us is a dream come true for the whole Recovery 2.0 team and movement. It is a powerful demonstration of their faith in sustainable, holistic approaches to primary recovery and continuing care for those who struggle with addiction of all kinds."

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SPEAKERS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE TO ATTEND RECOVERY 2.O CONFERENCE: http://recovery2point0.com/hazelden

About Recovery 2.0
Recovery 2.0 is pioneering a holistic approach to recovery and helping to change lives by providing deeply moving talks that will inspire people to approach their own recovery path in a more comprehensive manner. No other conference offers so many varying perspectives and approaches to recovery and delivers them into the hands of the people who need them across the globe.

About Hazelden
Hazelden, a renowned national nonprofit that helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction, including addiction from opioids, operates two facilities in Oregon:

* Hazelden in Springbrook. In addition to its acclaimed residential treatment and extended care programs, Hazelden Springbrook in Newberg specializes in addiction treatment for those with co-occurring trauma disorders. It is also recognized for its health-care professionals program, LGBTQ-sensitive care, and innovative opioid addiction treatment.

* Hazelden in Beaverton. An outpatient facility that combines cognitive behavioral treatment and other treatments with medications to help individuals become clean and sober. Its treatment team includes leading experts in the field of alcohol and drug addiction and co-occurring disorders.



About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully-accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.
You Called 911 for That?! - Campaign modification
Washington Co. 9-1-1 - 04/15/14
Our You Called 911 for That?! campaign is transitioning from weekly call postings to monthly call postings, effective immediately. Future calls related to the campaign will be published on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our next call will be released on Tuesday May 13th.
UPDATE - ARREST: Armed, Possibly Suicidal Man Taken Into Custody After Traffic Stop at PCC-Sylvania Campus (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/15/14
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The 35-year-old man detained at PCC-Sylvania this morning has been booked into the Multnomah County Jail on domestic violence charges after officers determined there were prior incidents of domestic violence involving the man's girlfriend.

Jacob Rosen was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree (DV), Harassment (DV) and Menacing (DV) and booked into jail. In addition to the two firearms seized from the trunk of his vehicle, officers seized a rifle and a shotgun (with ammunition) at the residence.

Rosen will be arraigned on Wednesday in Multnomah County Court.

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This morning, Tuesday April 15, 2014, North Precinct officers responded to a call at a residence in the 9700 block of North Leonard Street on the report that a suicidal male left the residence, armed with a shotgun, and was possibly driving to school where he is a student at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, located at 12000 Southwest 49th Avenue.

Officers obtained information on the 35-year-old man, and vehicle information and relayed it to Central Precinct officers who began checking the area of PCC-Sylvania. Officers also relayed the information to PCC-Sylvania Campus Safety so they too could be on the lookout for the man and his vehicle.

Officers in the area located the man driving his vehicle into the parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and took the man into custody without incident. Officers located a shotgun and a handgun in the trunk of the vehicle. Both guns were not loaded and no ammunition was found in the vehicle.

The man was transported to a police facility where the investigation is continuing.

At this point, there is no information that the man was intending on hurting anyone other than himself and it is not believed that there was ever any threat to other students at PCC-Sylvania.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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OR 228 closed near Halsey (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 04/15/14
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A railroad crossing repair project has resulted in the complete closure of OR 228 (Halsey-Sweet Home Hwy.) in Halsey.

The closure began at 8 a.m. today, April 15, 2014 and will continue until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. The highway is closed to all traffic at the rail crossing.

The closure will allow time for the Union Pacific Railroad to complete concrete repairs at the crossing.

Detour Route Information:

No local detour is available. Motorists need to avoid traveling through this area during the closure period, or use authorized alternate routes, such as OR34 in Tangent to access I-5.


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Cape Horn-Skye Elementary students bring balance to the classroom (Photo)
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Fourth grade students in Alice Yang's class at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary are having a ball; or rather using them as chairs. "I researched ways to help students who had difficulties sitting still and learned about the advantages of using stability balls in the classroom," Yang explained. "So a few months ago, I posted a project on DonorsChoose.org for a class set of stability balls to replace chairs. It was, to my surprise, funded and we have been using them for two weeks now.

"The first week was a little bouncy, as the kids were very excited to get to use them," Yang admitted. "After a lot of practice with knowing when it was okay to bounce and when it was time to sit still, I have noticed a big improvement in students staying in their seats. The balls are also used as an incentive to finish work on time, and I've never had such high turn-in rates."

Fourth grader Andrew Seitz welcomed the stability ball over a regular chair. "They are really fun and more comfortable, plus they help you focus," he said. "When you get stuck on a problem you can bounce a little and that will get more blood to your brain. That will bring more ideas to your mind."

Seitz said the balls are easy to balance on and help to give you better posture. "You have to sit up straight to balance," he explained. The class also does exercises in the morning such as singing the "Nifty Fifty United States" song and bouncing and slapping the ball in rhythm.

"Research shows that the tiny movements kids make while balancing actually help stimulate the prefrontal cortex which does a lot of things, including inhibiting impulses," Yang explained. "Studies also show that because of the constantly use of core muscles to balance on the chairs, students burn up a lot of excess energy throughout the day."

In addition to better posture, stability balls help students focus in class, especially high energy and students with ADHD. In many studies, the use of stability balls also improves handwriting and small motor skills.

DonorsChoose.org was responsible for outfitting the classroom with the stability balls. It is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom get materials they would like. Public school teachers from throughout the country post classroom project requests on the site, and donors sign up to give any amount to the project that inspires them the most.

When a project reaches its funding goal, Donors Choose ships the materials to the school. Teachers follow up with photos of the project taking place, a letter, and insight into how the money was spent.

"I'm hoping to see continued focus and improvement in quality of work, but also increased physical health," Yang said. "When the students feel good, they work better. The stability balls also help them feel more motivated about coming to school."

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Update #2: Two Juvenile Suspects Identified in April 13th Intertate 5 / Creswell Cinder Block Incident (Photo)
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Update: On April 14, 2014, Oregon State Police (OSP) received phone calls that led to identifying two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, as suspects in the April 13, 2014, throwing of a cinder block off an Interstate 5 / Creswell-area overpass that struck a vehicle's windshield and injured a woman inside the car.

The lead OSP investigating trooper contacted both suspects and parents at their Creswell residences. They are cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made. The suspects' names and other information are not being released at this time because of the ongoing investigation. Upon conclusion of the investigation, OSP will meet with the Lane County District Attorney's Office when potential charges will be decided.

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On April 13, 2014 at approximately 4:28 a.m., a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by MICHAEL BECKER, age 28, from Roy, Washington, was northbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane traveling under the E. Oregon Avenue overpass in Creswell when a cinder block fell from the overpass and came through the windshield. The block struck passenger TIFFANY BECKER, age 30, in her face causing non-life threatening injury.

TIFFANY BECKER was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment. She was treated and released. The driver was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

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Oregon National Guard dedicates new Fort Dalles Readiness Center (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/15/14
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THE DALLES, Ore. -- The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to hold a dedication ceremony for the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles, Ore., on April 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Media and the public are invited to attend. The address for the readiness center is 402 E Scenic Dr., The Dalles, Ore.

Among the official party scheduled to attend the ceremony are U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR); U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Oregon Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day, OR-District 30); Oregon Representative John Huffman (R-The Dalles, OR-District 59); The Dalles Mayor Stephen Lawrence; Dr. Frank Toda, President of Columbia Gorge Community College; Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon; and Brig. Gen. Steven Beach, commander of 82nd Brigade Troop Command.

The new readiness center replaces the Webber Street armory, built in 1951, as the home of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry, Oregon Army National Guard. Approximately 150 Soldiers will gather at the facility each month to train. The space is also shared with Columbia Gorge Community College.

The bottom floor of the building will be used by students and faculty of community college, including two labs, two classrooms, a computer work area, and a break area with a small kitchen.

The second floor of the building contains office space, a commercial-grade kitchen and a 10,000 square-foot assembly hall for the Oregon Guard unit. The third floor houses a fitness center, locker rooms and other spaces to accommodate training needs of the Soldiers.

The facility also includes a shared industrial shop, providing 12 student welding labs and a maintenance bay for Oregon National Guard vehicles.

The readiness center will serve the community with flexible rental space and it meets all building codes for Americans with Disabilities Act and seismic requirements, as well as State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) requirements.


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Overnight fire destroys storage building, deck and kayaks, $40,000 in damage (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 04/15/14
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Lake Oswego - An alert citizen notice flames from across Westlake bay in Lake Oswego and reported it to 9-1-1 at 1:05 AM. Dispatchers took very little time to pin point the address and directed firefighters to 602 Cabana Lane. When firefighters arrived, they found a storage building on top of a deck that is built over Lakewood bay fully involved in flames. The fire had spread to the deck area making it challenging with the concerns for falling through the deck. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

The property is the Lakewood Bay Community Club which is an easement among the residents in that neighborhood. Residents have access to the Bay from the easement and about 20 kayaks and paddle boards are stored there and at least 12 of those were destroyed by the fire. They have been working hard to prepare the facilities for summer hours including staining of the deck just yesterday. At this time the fire cause is undetermined but investigators cannot rule out the possibility of oily staining equipment left on the deck.

The fire caused an estimated $25,000 structural and $15,000 content damage including the privately owned kayaks.


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In Honor of Older American's Month, Vancouver Parks & Recreation's "50 and Better" Program Announces its 25th annual Senior Prom
City of Vancouver - 04/15/14
In honor of Older Americans Month (May) we invite you to join us for a lively evening of dining and dancing. Adults 50 and Better will celebrate " A Night to Sparkle Silver Jubilee" featuring live music with Charles Suniga, dinner served by celebrity waiters, Mayor's dance, door prizes and more. Register early by phone for activity #97757at 487-7100 or sign up at the Marshall or Luepke Community Centers. Location: Luepke Community Room , Cost: $13 resident $15 non-resident . For details contact Kelly Lund at 487-7055.

What: 25th Annual Senior Citizen Prom " A Night to Sparkle Silver Jubilee"

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6-9:30pm

Cost: $13 resident $15 non-resident includes dinner.

Live Music Featuring: Charles Sungia and Friends

Co-sponsored by: Courtyard Village Vancouver, The Messenger and KISN Real Oldies Radio.

Registration: Marshall/Luepke Community Centers, 1009 East McLoughlin Blvd. Vancouver, WA or call 487-7100 to register by phone.
Marine Board Meeting in Salem April 22-23
Oregon Marine Board - 04/15/14
The Oregon State Marine Board will be meeting at the agency's office, 435 Commercial Street NE, in Salem on April 22 from 12: 30 pm to 6 pm and April 23 from 9 am to 1 pm.

The April 22nd meeting will be a work session to review and approve boating facility grants and to have a preliminary discussion on the agency's proposed 2015-2017 budget. The April 23rd general meeting will include the following agenda items:

* Rule Consideration on Division 026 -Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Program. The proposed rule action will adopt processes for reimbursement from the Salvaged Vessel Subaccount and establish a vessel turn-in grant program.
* Rule Consideration for Statewide Rules -The proposed rule action will amend local rules with reference to slow-no wake.
* Rule Consideration on Uniform Waterway Marking System and Private Buoy Placement Applications -Chapter 250, Division 010. The proposed rule action will revise buoy standards of symbol marker language and initiate new rules for the public to submit application requests for placement of private buoys in waters of the state.
* Rule Consideration on Boat Operations on the Willamette River in Clackamas County OAR 250-020-0032. The Board will consider whether to open the rule, from a citizen petition, to move the boating deadline at Willamette Falls near Oregon City.

The meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing some form of assistance to participate should contact June LeTarte at 503-378-2617 by Monday, April 21. The Board will accept Public Comment during the designated period at the start of the meeting.

The meeting agenda and staff report can be downloaded at http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/members.aspx.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon March 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/15/14
Oregon Job Growth Hits Fastest Pace in Eight Years

Industry Payroll Employment (Establishment Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted monthly job gain of 7,500 in March was the largest since November 2005 when 9,300 jobs were added.

The rapid job growth in recent months may be pulling people back into the labor market. Nearly five years into this economic recovery, rapid gains in construction employment and an end to overall government job declines have lent support to more broad-based economic expansion.

The jobs report indicated economic growth accelerated in March, with many of the major industries adding at least 1,000 jobs.

Construction shot up by 1,800, following a gain of 1,300 in February. Leisure and hospitality bounced back from a one-month dip, adding 2,100 in March. In addition, five industries added close to 1,000 jobs: retail trade (+1,200 jobs), financial activities (+900), professional and business services (+1,200), private educational services (+800), and health care and social assistance (+1,400). The only industry showing a large loss in March was wholesale trade, which shed 1,000 jobs.

Over the past 12 months, Oregon's economic expansion was rapid and broad-based. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment grew by 46,300 jobs, or 2.8 percent since March 2013 as each major industry added jobs. The private sector added 43,700 jobs, or 3.2 percent, while government added 2,600 jobs, or 0.9 percent. Within the private sector, construction grew at the fastest pace, having added 7,800 jobs or 10.8 percent since March 2013.

In March, seasonally adjusted construction employment broke through 80,000 for the first time since January 2009. After plummeting to near 67,000 in 2010, the industry has once again returned to near 80,000, which was close to its level during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

In March, most of construction's job gains were in building equipment contractors, which added 1,400 and was up 2,600 in the past 12 months. The industry is primarily comprised of contractors specializing in electrical; plumbing; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

These preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses and are subject to later revision.

Unemployment
(Household Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in March, essentially unchanged from 6.8 percent, as revised, in February and significantly below the year-ago figure of 8.0 percent in March 2013.

Oregon's labor force increased for the fifth consecutive month in March, following nearly two years of monthly declines. Continued job growth, coupled with a high number of entrants to the labor force, has been driving recent labor force growth.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the March county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, April 21st and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for April on Tuesday, May 13th.

The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this official Oregon series data unless noted otherwise. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

If you need this release in the Spanish language, please contact Eric Villegas at 503-947-1794.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities


Attached Media Files: Oregon March 2014 Unemployment Rate Press Release
UPDATE 04-15-14 2nd injury motorcycle collision in Clark County
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/15/14
Lars Landsem was east bound on NE Gabriel RD riding a 2004 Honda CBR600. He attempted to pass a vehicle, on a curve, over a double yellow line. Christopher Winchell was westbound on Gabriel rd, operating a 2005 Chevrolet Express can and collided with the motorcycle. Lars was ejected from the motorcycle on Impact.

At last information Lars was in stable condition and undergoing surgery.

Lars Landsem 23 years old Yacolt resident
Christopher Winchell 38 year old Hockinson resident.
The investigation is continuing.



April 14th at about 5:30 Clark County 911 received a report of an injury collision in the 17800 Block of NE Gabriel road. This is the northern area of Clark County. A motorcyclist collided with a van on a curvy portion of the roadway.
The motorcyclist was seriously injured and Life Light was called to transport the subject by air. The extent of his injuries are not known at this point. Portions of Gabriel road will be closed during the investigation and only local traffic is being allowed.

The press release will be updated and more information becomes available.
Be A Trooper: OSP Accepting Online Applications April 15 - June 15 to Hire Recruit Troopers in Early 2015 (Photo)
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If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper, now is the time to check us out as OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015. Using the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system, OSP started accepting applications for Lateral and Entry level recruit trooper positions at 12:01 a.m., April 15, 2014. This two month long opportunity to apply runs through 11:59 p.m., June 15, 2014.

Persons interested in applying should start the process now by going to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at www.osptrooper.com. The website helps interested applicants:

* Learn the application process and what it takes to successfully apply
* Clearly understand our qualifications
* Find out what it will take to get a jump on the required Entry Level Testing

To better serve qualified applicants, OSP is scheduling two separate Entry Level Testing sessions:

* Session #1 - Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29
* Session #2 - Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2

Both Entry Level Testing sessions will be held in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE.

Applicants are urged to prepare beforehand for the application process and Entry Level Testing. Those who believe this is the lateral or entry level opportunity they have been looking for can create an account now by building a profile following the instructions detailed on the osptrooper.com website. The complete application for employment is comprised of the E-Recruit profile, the supplemental questionnaire, and any required attachments.

The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. If you are interested in a challenging career that will provide you with a lifetime of memories, then consider applying with the Oregon State Police. Information about our agency, the different opportunities that are available, how our hiring process works, and updates to our hiring process can be found at www.osptrooper.com.

Questions about the application process can be directed to the OSP Recruitment Unit at (503) 378-4175.

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Portland Police Bureau Swearing-In Six New Police Officers Today
Portland Police Bureau - 04/15/14
Today, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be swearing-in six new Portland Police Officers.

The ceremony will take place in the Wayne Sullivan Conference Room on the 14th floor of the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Mayor Charlie Hales and Chief Mike Reese will be in attendance and are expected to address the new recruits.

Media is invited to attend and should arrive early to set up.

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WSU Vancouver exhibit celebrates poetry month with digital showcase
WSU Vancouver - 04/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Creative media and digital culture students at Washington State University Vancouver have curated a showcase of digital poetry, "Anthropoetry: Modern Expressions of the Human Condition," that will be exhibited at the Vancouver Community Library April 23 - 26.

The exhibition opens with a free public lecture at 7 p.m. April 23 by Dene Grigar, director and associate professor of the creative media and digital culture program. The lecture, titled "Computational Poetics," will be followed by a reception in the library atrium.

Held in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April, "Anthropoetry" explores electronic poetry reinvented and reconsidered for digital space. The poems, which celebrate shared experiences encountered throughout human life, feature artists from the United States, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Finland and Spain. Poems will be presented in their original languages.

"These poems, though produced for reading and interacting with through computing devices, capture like traditional print poetry captures what it means to be human. What is exciting about the exhibit is that it speaks to an articulation of the poetic mind for the 21st Century," said Grigar.

The lecture is sponsored by a grant from Humanities Washington. The exhibit is sponsored by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library, the creative media and digital culture program and Washington State University Vancouver.

The Vancouver Community Library is located at 901 C Street, Vancouver. For more information, contact Dene Grigar at dgrigar@vancouver.wsu.edu.

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abandon house catches fire
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 04/15/14
Longview- fire units from Cowlitz 2 fire & Rescue responded to a report of smoke coming from a garage and the eves of a abandoned structure at 26 Burdick Place at 6:45 Monday morning. the fire was extinguished in under 10 minutes. fire officials estimate $15,000 in damages and no injuries were reported. the fire is under investigation and believed to be suspicious.

three fire engines and a chief officer responded to the incident. the fire was reported by a neighbor. A nearby neighbor also reports that there had been some work on Friday and Saturday being preformed on the house. when the initial engine company arrived there was moderate smoke coming from the structure with no visible flames.
UPDATE 04-15-14 Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/15/14
UPDATE ON FATALITY COLLISION

Initial investigation indicates that James Luden was stopped waiting for a left turn signal to go from west bound Padden Park Way to south bound NE 94th Ave. He was riding a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Robert Kenck was stopped waiting to go the same direction in front of James Luden. He was operating a 1972 Ford pickup. Tanya Leffler was traveling west bound on Padden driving a 2010 Mitz Gallant and struck James Luden from behind. The impact propelled James Luden into the Ford pickup. James Luden was pronounce deceased at the scene.

James Luden 54 years of age from Vancouver, deceased on scene.
Tanya Leffler 34 years from Amboy was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.
Robert Kenck 58 years from Vancouver was uninjured.



On April 14th at 3:55 PM Clark County 911 received a phone call regarding a serious injury crash on NE Padden Parkway. Emergency crews arrived and found the crash to involve a passenger car, a truck, and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Currently Padden Parkway is closed between 94th ave and SR 503. It is expected to be closed for several hours.

Further details will be released when available.
04/14/14
Forest Grove Police to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Stings
Forest Grove Police - 04/14/14
In response to the increased concern for pedestrian safety in Forest Grove, police will conduct the first of several planned Pedestrian Safety Enforcement stings on Tuesday April 22 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm on Pacific Avenue near the downtown area. "While the most recent fatalities have not been related to crosswalks, we have had pedestrians report near misses and complain that cars have not stopped for them" reports Captain Mike Herb. "The hope is that this mission raises awareness of the need to look out for all pedestrians."

The upcoming Pedestrian Safety Enforcement operation will involve a "decoy pedestrian" attempting to cross the street in a lawfull manner at a crosswalk. Nearby officers will be waiting and will stop drivers that fail to yield. Warning signs for motorist will be posted the day prior at the location. "The emphasis again is to raise awareness about pedestrian safety through enforcement and education in our community, not to see how may tickets can be written" said Herb.

Drivers who receive first time citations for "Failing to Stop and Remain Stopped for a Pedestrian (ORS 811.028) will even be given the option of attending a diversion class in lieu of paying the fine and having the citation go on their record.

This is the first of four operations planned for this year.
Celebrate Earth Day by learning how to make green cleaning products for your home!
Columbia Springs - 04/14/14
VANCOUVER, WA-

Celebrate Earth Day at Columbia Springs with a Green Cleaning Workshop. Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - noon, held at Columbia Springs, 12208 SE Evergreen Highway, Vancouver, WA

Many cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can harm our bodies and adversely affect water quality. Using green home cleaning products can help keep more change in your wallet, and decrease the amount of potentially toxic chemicals entering your home environment and our waterways. This two hour workshop will explore tried and true options for cleaning your home that will help keep you, children, pets and water quality healthier. The workshop is free. A $20 materials fee gets you a green cleaning kit to take home.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. The workshop is free if you just want the information and recipes. Pre-payment of $20 is required if you want to take home a green cleaning kit. Registration is available online at www.columbiasprings.org/mcr/workshops

For more information: mcr@columbiasprings.org phone: (360)882-0936 x 224 on the web at: www.columbiasprings.org/mcr
PF&R crews dealt with a double house fire in SW Portland caused by oily rags
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/14/14
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At 2:15pm today PF&R crews were sent to 4430 SW Vesta Dr. where it was reported that several neighbors had called 911 reporting that two houses were on fire. When crews arrived they found one home with heavy fire and smoke extending to a nearby home. Crews had to quickly deploy exterior hose lines to contain the damage already done and prevent any further spread to additional surrounding homes. Once the large body of fire was knocked down from the outside crews could then begin an interior deployment of firefighters to attack the fire and support search and rescue efforts. No residents were in the home at the time of the fire. There were reports of pets inside but they were able to escape without injury. The fire was contained to the two homes; the first home sustained heavy damage and the second was partially damaged (no specific damage assessments have been made yet). The reports of explosions heard from original 911 callers is believed to be propane tanks. No electrical transformers were damaged as originally reported.
Fire investigators have sifted through evidence, testimony from residents and neighbors and have determined that the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion from oily rags left out on a wood deck.

Safety Message: It's estimated that spontaneous combustion caused from sources like oily rags cause over 14,000 house fires every year nationwide.
Realizing that we are coming into a season for outdoor projects like staining decks, PF&R would like to remind home owners that oily rags should be kept in well-covered metal cans and thoroughly dried before collection or transport. Never put oily rags in regular trash cans and never leave them out on combustible surfaces such as wood.
Oregon Virtual Academy Board Meeting
Oregon Virtual Academy - 04/14/14
Oregon Virtual Academy Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1814/73391/Board_Meeting_Agenda_4-21-14.doc
How are we doing? The City of Vancouver's Community Survey is now underway
City of Vancouver - 04/14/14
Vancouver residents - please spare a few minutes of the day to participate in the City of Vancouver's 2014 community survey. The comprehensive survey is conducted by an independent research firm, ETC Institute, to measure what is most important to local residents as well as their level of satisfaction with City services. Your responses are very important to the City!

The survey is mailed to a number of randomly selected participants, an electronic version is available for all residents to utilize, and the firm is calling local residents to ensure the broadest reach possible. Only one survey per household will be counted in the scientific study results from City residents.

ETC Institute of Olathe, Kansas, will provide a summary of survey results in mid-May and compare those to benchmark communities in the US. Results will be totally anonymous and researchers only share summary results from zip codes across Vancouver.

The survey results will be presented to Vancouver City Council by summer and help inform the 2015-16 budget planning process.

Thank you for providing you invaluable feedback!

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For more information contact: Natasha Ramras, Deputy Finance Director, (360) 487-8484 or natasha.ramras@cityofvancouver.us
Papermakers set to bring science skills to Sunshine State (Photo)
Camas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
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Next stop: the National Science Olympiad Tournament in Orlando.

Camas High School's Science Olympiad teams hit a new record on Saturday with a first place win at the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the fourth year in a row. This on the heels of third and fourth place state-level wins earlier in March for Liberty Middle School and Skyridge Middle School respectively.

The tournament was held at Eastern Washington University and featured 24 different science-related events in which students competed. Teams battled for event medals, with CHS taking home 17 and earning one of the best scores in tournament history.

It was not smooth sailing during the tournament. Two of the events, Bungee Drop and Scrambler, were ultimately dropped from scoring due to mishaps in event setup and scoring. However, calamities which would shake most students didn't trip up the Papermakers.

"Perseverance and preparation really paid off for the team," said team coach and CHS math teacher Matt Chase. "When adversity struck, our students knew how to handle themselves and refocus for the next event. They showed a remarkable level of maturity due, in part, to the overall experience of the team," he added.

"Thanks to leading, innovative teaching staff and the support of our community and parents, Camas enjoys very strong science programs from elementary through high school," commented Superintendent Mike Nerland.

Team members include students in ninth through twelfth grades:

* Ninth: Rachel Duquette - 1st in Disease Detectives, Melody Holler, Erik Johnson, Jason Kim, Bilal Manzer - 1st in Hydrogeology, Chemay Shola - 1st in Hydrogeology, Phebus Tsai
* Tenth: Kurtis Shibata
* Eleventh: Jon Bartlett, Jonathan Ho - 1st in Boomilever and Mission Possible, Levi Holscher - 1st in Compound Machines, Kevin Hsu - 1st in Compound Machines, Erica Lee - 1st in Technical Problem Solving, Isabel Lee - 1st in Technical Problem Solving, Arya Pathak, Reese Pathak - 1st in Disease Detectives, Sophie Shoemaker, Yun Teng - 1st in Material Science
* Twefth: Parker Liebe, and Yushuan Peng - 1st in Material Science

The team is now setting their sights on the national title at the upcoming tournament in Orlando, Florida, May 16-17. The trip will be funded by a combination of funds including family contributions, donations, and Associated Student Body funds.

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Science Olympiad is an international nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, creating a passion for learning science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, professional development workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state, national and international tournaments.

The National Science Education Standards hails Science Olympiad as an example that "illustrates the close relationship between teaching and assessment. The assessment tasks are developmentally appropriate for young children, including recognition of students' physical skills and cognitive abilities" (NRC, 1996, p 39).


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Citizens Receive Awards from Fire Department
Albany Fire Dept. - 04/14/14
At the April 9, 2014, Albany City Council meeting, Fire Chief John Bradner presented the following civilian awards:
Certificates of Appreciation to Mark and Andrea Ylen for their actions on December 9, 2013, assisting an Albany father and his daughter in getting out of their home safely during a fire.
Civilian Lifesaving Award to Rich Roven for his actions on the evening of February 8, 2014.
On a walk Mr. Roven saw smoke coming from an attic window of a home on Elm Street. Mr. Roven entered the home and attempted to put the fire out. Had Mr. Roven not taken immediate action to help his neighbor when he did, this fire would have caused significant damage but more importantly the resident could have died.
Civilian Lifesaving Award to James Myrick for his actions the morning of December 3, 2013.
Mr. Myrick was traveling on Highway 20 when he witnessed a collision. Mr. Myrick found the other driver injured and trapped inside the car. Mr. Myrick had to reach through a broken window to get the driver's head into a position that assisted with his breathing and to stabilize his neck. He held the driver in this position until the Fire Department arrived. He continued to provide assistance to firefighters while they worked to remove the driver from the car.
Vancouver Public Works launches new radar speed trailer volunteer program to help calm traffic (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 04/14/14
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Vancouver Public Works today launched a new volunteer program to raise driver awareness and calm neighborhood traffic using the City's radar speed trailer. The Speed Monitor Awareness Radar Trailer (SMART) is an educational device that shows drivers in real-time both their speeds and the City's speed limit. This awareness tool can also help residents get a better understanding of local traffic speeds in their neighborhood.

The City enlisted the assistance of the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance to help design the new SMART Volunteer Program, recruit fellow neighbors to volunteer and champion the effort to improve neighborhood livability and safety. The launch of this new SMART Volunteer Program provides residents with another tool in helping slow traffic and educating drivers.

The successful partnership between the City of Vancouver, Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance and community volunteers provides the resources that allow the radar speed trailer to be offered as a traffic calming and educational tool. "The City of Vancouver has worked with the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance for more than 10 years to promote traffic safety in residential areas," said Department of Public Works Director Brian Carlson. "This new volunteer program is another example of our collaborative partnership to improve our community."

Ross Montgomery, Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance Chair, said the partnership between the City, NTSA and local citizens are helping to make a difference. "Residents from this community are really stepping up to make this a successful program," Montgomery said. "Vancouver is a community that volunteers."

The Public Works' radar speed trailer is placed alongside the roadway, usually for one week from Monday to Friday. The trailer is solar-powered and uses a radar gun to display speeds of passing vehicles. The primary focus of the speed trailer is local, residential Vancouver streets with speed limits of 25 mph. To request that the City's radar speed trailer be placed in your neighborhood, please follow this web link to fill out and submit the online form: www.cityofvancouver.us/SpeedTrailerRequest. Requests are subject to schedule openings and availability of volunteers.

To become a SMART Volunteer, assist with deploying the speed trailer to various locations in the City of Vancouver and help slow speeds throughout Vancouver, follow this link: www.cityofvancouver.us/SMARTVolunteer.

To learn more about the Speed Trailer Program: www.cityofvancouver.us/SpeedTrailer

Traffic Calming is any device or program that is designed to discourage speeding, enhance livability and improve overall neighborhood traffic safety. In addition to the speed trailer, there are a number of tools that residents can use to help calm traffic and raise awareness. To learn what tools are available and what you can do to get involved, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/traffic-calming.


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WSU Vancouver graduate student wins Fulbright to study in Switzerland
WSU Vancouver - 04/14/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Eric Dexter, a graduate student in environmental science at Washington State University Vancouver, has been awarded a 2014/2015 Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Dexter, who will receive his Master of Science degree at WSU Vancouver in May and will continue on for his Ph.D., works in the aquatic ecology laboratory at WSU Vancouver with Stephen M. Bollens, director and professor of the School of the Environment, and Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, associate clinical professor. He studies invasive species in the Columbia River ecosystem.

"Eric's proposed research in Switzerland will benefit both his own career and the larger scientific community," Bollens said. "He also has the maturity, poise and integrity to be an outstanding ambassador for the United States and to foster mutual respect and common understanding across cultures."

The subject of aquatic invasive species is a matter of international concern, especially in Lausanne, which is on Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Dexter will join the laboratories of Severine Vuilleumier, Ph.D., and Jerome Goudet, Ph.D. to gain experience with new genetic techniques. These techniques will enable him to reconstruct the origins and spread of aquatic invasions and develop "a more nuanced approach to understanding how aquatic species get around," he said.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States, with more than 100,000 alumni since the program began in 1948.

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Battle Ground 2nd grader to be sworn in as Honorary Police Chief
City of Battle Ground - 04/14/14
Friday, April 18th will be a special day in the life of 8 year-old Chase Getch and his family. Chase will be sworn in as Honorary Battle Ground Chief of Police at a Junior Deputy Program event to support Chase and children like him who have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

Like many boys his age, Chase enjoys playing games on his Xbox, particularly games related to sports and super heroes. Like a real super hero, Chase has faced many challenges in his life. He has a condition called Achondroplasia, also known as "Dwarfism", which has caused him to undergo several surgical procedures. "Every day Chase teaches us about bravery and courage", says his mom, Kristin Getch, "he has dwarfism but that does not define him, he is a boy that will find a way to rise to any challenge."

Chase's swearing-in ceremony will be held on Friday, April 18th at 6:00 pm at Main Event Sports Grill-East located at 3200 SE 164th Ave in Vancouver. A donation dinner, including a silent auction, will be held from 4:30 - 8:30 pm. The community is invited to join Chase, his family, and the Battle Ground Police Department in support and celebration of this brave young hero. Donations may also be made to the Clark County Junior Deputy Program at any Riverview Bank branch.

The Chief for a Day and Junior Deputy programs are sponsored by law enforcement agencies to benefit children who have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses or other challenging conditions. These children are given a special day and attend special events throughout the year in which the focus is not on their illnesses, but a celebration of their lives and dreams.
North Clackamas Schools Lunch Buddy Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 21
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
The 5th annual Mike Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits the North Clackamas Lunch Buddy Program, will be held this year on Saturday, June 21 at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches, OR.
This is a shotgun start, scramble format tournament.

Mike Nelson was a long-time Lunch Buddy mentor who passed away suddenly in 2009.
To celebrate Mike's memory and to help out a program that he loved, the tournament was started in June of 2010.
Since then, the golf tournament has donated over $11,000 to the Lunch Buddy Program.

For more information, please go to www.mnmgolfparty.com or call Linda Parsons, Lunch Buddy program coordinator, at 503-353-5663.
Update #3: Ongoing Investigation Leads OSP Detectives to Arrest Former Deputy a Second Time (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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A former Lake County deputy who turned himself in Sunday morning, April 13, after a warrant was issued for his arrest was taken into custody again by Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives that evening and is now lodged in the Klamath County Jail.

According to OSP Sergeant Robert Fenner, KENNETH TURKLE, age 42, was arrested by OSP detectives after new warrants were issued for his arrest for Custodial Interference in the First Degree and Tampering with a Witness. TURKLE was taken into custody without incident after he bailed from Lake County Jail where earlier he turned himself in after arrest warrants were issued for 3 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and 3 counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.

A 17-year old Lakeview girl, who TURKLE was allegedly involved with in a sexual relationship, was found safe Sunday afternoon when she contacted a local law enforcement officer in Lakeview. The girl was unharmed and had been sought by Oregon State Police (OSP) and local law enforcement agencies since Friday when she was reported missing. She has returned to her family.

OSP detectives are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Lake County District Attorney's Office.

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North Clackamas Education Foundation Gala Dinner and Auction, Saturday, April 26
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
The North Clackamas Education Foundation Gala Dinner and Auction is just around the corner but there is still time to reserve your spot.
Taking place at Willamette View Retirement Center this year, you can help the foundation raise funds to support programs in North Clackamas Schools by attending their annual Gala Dinner and Auction.

5:00 p.m. Silent Auction begins - $20 per person for a ticket for admission to the silent auction only.
The ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, a student musical performance and opportunity to bid on all silent auction items. ($5 of admission is a tax-deductible contribution to NCEF.)

6:30 p.m. Dinner & Live Auction - $80 per person (reservations required) includes everything in the silent auction admission as well as the live auction, dinner and musical performances. ($24 of dinner price is a tax-deductible contribution to NCEF.)

Dinner reservations must be made by Thursday, April 17:
Online at www.nc-foundation.org/news_arts.html or
Call Ami Rome at 503-353-6053 or Aileen Black at 503-353-6093
Ridgefield sophomores investigate their own perceptions of right and wrong in Language Arts' Image of Man unit (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
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Monday, April 14, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Sophomores at Ridgefield High School explored their perceptions of the image of mankind and morality through innovative class projects during Jill Uhacz's language arts classes. Throughout the multi-week unit, students studied philosophy about the different images of man, read the Lord of the Flies, watched the movie Castaway, and participated in an in-class bomb shelter activity used to create student teams for the next six weeks.

Uhacz developed the unit using project suggestions from a teacher she worked with at a different school. "She shared so many great ideas with me," said Uhacz. "She created wonderful activities that I used as a starting point, and then jumped off from there."

The Images of Man

Uhacz taught the students five different philosophies describing the nature of humanity and assigned a writing project using the material. Students selected one or more of the following philosophies which they felt described the nature of mankind:

- "Man is a wolf to his fellow man" suggests that humans are antisocial, aggressive and immoral creatures whose behavior is stimulated by dangerous instincts.
- "Tabula Rasa or 'blank slate'" portrays humanity as amoral or ethically neutral and suggests that humans learn morality throughout their life.
- "Man is a mixture of good and evil" presents the concept of human nature as a union of opposites with good and evil competing to capture the human heart.
- "Man is naturally good and can improve himself" provides a more optimistic view that human beings everywhere are basically good and continuously improvable.
- "Man will transcend himself" considers every individual as a fountain of unlimited possibilities with the freedom to grow beyond any individual before.

As part of a writing assignment, students selected a philosophy (or philosophies) which they felt best represented their own perception of the image of man. "The kids are so great with this challenging new material," said Uhacz. "Each class participated in very intense conversations about each of the different concepts and what it meant to the students."

Even though each student explores their own perception of the image of man individually, the classes started to develop a common generalization. "The classes this year generally seemed to believe that man is a blank slate with no instinctual moral compass," said Uhacz. "That being said, a few students suggested that we all do have a conscience which led to spirited debate."

Dropping the Bomb

What would you do if you had to choose who would survive after a nuclear bomb detonated in your city? Uhacz's students explored that very concept in an activity Uhacz used to create randomly-assigned student teams.
At the beginning of class, students were separated into two large groups of 12 students each and told to pretend that they were at a dinner party when the Civil Defense warning system announces that enemy planes are entering Washington State and proceed to drop nuclear bombs on the area.

Continuing the story, the host happens to maintain a well-equipped bomb shelter in the basement where all 12 of the dinner party guests have survived the blasts. A radio message announces that the radiation will last an entire month. Unfortunately, there's only enough food and supplies in the bomb shelter to support six people for that amount of time so each group must decide which six characters will survive.

Each student received an envelope with their character including detailed background information. The 12 characters included a psychology professor, a nutritionist, a student performing radiation research, an individual with a photographic memory, a pregnant mother, her medical student husband, an electrician, the electrician's son, a minister, a football player, a happy go-lucky romantic, and the bomb shelter's owner.

As a group, the students chose five people to be saved in addition to the shelter owner (a project requirement) with the remaining six characters sent out of the shelter. Students rationalized who should stay based on a variety of factors and opinions. One group voted as a democracy and kept certain roles based on how they would help the group in the coming month. The second group debated the different roles with some students suggesting kicking out the shelter owner despite the project's rules.

Uhacz asked both groups if they considered diversity in making their decisions. Both groups explained that skin factor and gender played no role in the decision; that the selections were made based on the most common good provided to the group as a whole.

Working as a Team

Once the bomb shelter activity was finished, Uhacz explained to the class that their new groups - those who stayed in the shelter and those who were kicked out - were now their assigned student groups for the next six weeks. Students were surprised how the Bomb Shelter Activity so effectively and randomly selected which students would be in each group.

Over the next six weeks, team-based projects will require contributions from each team member with each team developing expectations and consequences should a teammate fail to contribute. During the class, groups committed themselves to help each member improve their grades by studying together while also implementing rules for what would happen if student members failed to do their work.

Uhacz reminded students to always keep their own perception of the Image of Man in mind throughout the coming six weeks as upcoming projects will continue to challenge their perceptions. For Uhacz, challenging students to truly think about their own perceptions is key to her class. "One student told me 'this class makes my brain hurt!' which, to me, means I'm doing a good job!" said Uhacz.

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Registration deadline nears for Oregon Heritage Conference
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/14/14
The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place April 23-25 in historic downtown Albany with the theme of "Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate." The registration deadline is Friday, April 18.

The abundance of opportunities for linking Oregon heritage and recreation will be the hub of workshops, speakers, bus and walking tours, and panels. Whether you want to revitalize an organization, engage with tourists, document and preserve historic buildings and collections, advocate for support, or create new appreciation for Oregon heritage in its many forms, you will want to attend.

Grant McOmie, the award-winning television journalist whose stories about travels on Oregon's backroads blend outdoor recreation and cultural heritage, will be the keynote speaker. Special tours, cutting-edge research expositions, and meeting colleagues from across the state are important bonuses. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards will take place on the evening of April 24.

The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place at several downtown locations including the Albany Regional Museum, the Pix Theatre, the Flinn Block, United Presbyterian Church, Whitespires Church, and several restaurants. The Albany Downtown Association, the Albany Visitors Association and the City of Albany are also assisting with the conference.

The conference schedule and registration form is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx


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Easter Festivities at Lancaster Mall (Photo)
Lancaster Mall - 04/14/14
Easter Bunny at Lancaster Mall
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The Easter Bunny has arrived at Lancaster Mall. She can be found in the springtime garden near Sears, through April 19, 12pm-7pm daily. Visits with the Lancaster Mall Easter Bunny are always free and professional photo packages are available. All children will receive a small gift while supplies last.

On Saturday, April 19, 11am-3pm, Connection Life Church presents Easter at the Mall. Families will enjoy fun games throughout the mall, a variety of local entertainment on the main stage, and Super Egg Hunts in balloons are scheduled by age group (10 and under) throughout the day. Admission to the hunts is first come first served, free tickets will be available at the display near Starbucks. Participate in the passport game by visiting the various game areas and participating retailers for stamps and be entered to win prizes including a brand new boy's or girl's bicycle. Connection Life Church began serving the Salem/Keizer community in the summer of 2009. Since then, their Easter outreach has grown significantly every year drawing thousands in attendance.

In addition to the Easter festivities the Willamette Humane Society will be on site April 19, in the Conference Room offering pet adoptions and information about volunteer opportunities, pet trainings and other programs & services.

As previously announced Garten Services is hosting a Free Community Shred & Electronics Take-Back Day, April 19, 11am-3pm. The public is invited to bring up to two boxes of personal papers for confidential shredding and to drop off small household electronics for recycling at no cost.

Lancaster Mall will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 so employees can spend the holiday with family and friends (some major store and restaurant hours may vary). For more information on visiting the Easter Bunny, the Easter at the Mall event or upcoming events visit www.LancasterMall.com.


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Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 213 south of Oregon City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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A Molalla man was injured Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was injured in a collision with a sport utility vehicle on Highway 213 at the intersection with S. Spangler Road eight miles south of Oregon City. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to a citation being issued to the sport utility vehicle's driver.

On April 13, 2014 at approximately 5:35 p.m., a 1984 Yamaha motorcycle operated by GREGG A. DIX, age 59, from Molalla, was traveling southbound on Highway 213 approaching S. Spangler Road. A 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle driven by BERNARD WRIGHT, age 93, from Beavercreek, was eastbound on S. Spangler Road and pulled across Highway 213 in the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle crashed into the left side of the sport utility vehicle, ejecting DIX from the motorcycle.

DIX was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of moderate, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protecting helmet.

WRIGHT was checked at the scene by paramedics and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device - Stop Sign.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Fire Department, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Matthew Schmidt is the lead investigator.

OSP urges motorists and motorcyclists alike to share the road in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries. As the weather gets warmer, we all need to be aware that more motorcycles and other vulnerable users (bicycles and pedestrians) will be on or near our roads. Share the responsibility of keeping the roadways safe. Obey and follow traffic control devices, obey speed limits, avoid distractions and stay focused on the road.

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City hires new planning manager (Photo)
City of West Linn - 04/14/14
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John Boyd joins West Linn from Tillamook County

The city of West Linn welcomed John Boyd as its new planning manager April 14.
This new position will serve under the general direction of Community Development Director Chris Kerr and is responsible for the management of the planning department and direct supervision of staff.
Boyd will manage, coordinate and direct the city's major planning efforts, including current and long-range planning projects; supervise professional and technical departmental staff, integrate and administer the department's operations and improve service delivery; and perform related work as assigned.
Boyd said he was drawn to the West Linn position because of family and rich cultural opportunities in the Portland metro area.
Kerr said the new position was created to bring all aspects of community development under one umbrella rather than have different departments handling various aspects of issues. One example is the Arch Bridge project, which spans multiple departments, from planning to land use to economic development. Kerr said the restructuring will help city staff become more efficient and effective in dealing with the city council's economic development goals.
Boyd most recently was the community development director of Tillamook County. In that role, his work included managing planning, building inspection and on-site sanitation departments, as well as supervising a staff of 12 people and maintaining a budget of more than $1 million. As a director, he collaborated with Tillamook's board of commissioners, as well as area city councilors, building officials, city managers, surveyors and engineers.
"Throughout my career, I have researched interpretations of Oregon land use rules, regulations and policies," Boyd stated in his application. "I have extensive experience in the evaluation of theories, principles and practices in the field of planning along with the ever-changing laws governing land development. ... I have participated in an active role in rulemaking sub-committees, reviewed legislation and coordinating with state agencies on needed changes to rule or statute."
Kerr said Boyd's experience in Oregon land use, his positive personality and his diverse experience will be a benefit to West Linn, bringing big picture issues to the city level.
"He has an appreciation for West Linn-specific planning issues, such as providing compatible in-fill development within existing neighborhoods," Kerr said.
Before working in Tillamook, Boyd was a senior planner for Douglas County in Roseburg as well as a planner and assistant planner. He has a bachelor of business administration from Portland State University and has completed coursework in master urban and regional planning at Portland State University.


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Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Winners Announced
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/14/14
Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards next week in Albany. The awards will be presented at 7 p.m. April 24 at a dinner. The public is invited to attend the presentation with pre-ticketing required.

"The award recipients represent the diversity of efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Kyle Jansson, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others for how to make the most out of available resources."

The recipients will be:

-- Cottage Grove Preservation Plan Advisory Committee, for its innovative community partnership that created a historic preservation plan to enhance heritage throughout the city,

-- Oregon State Archives, for perseverance, creativity and outstanding professionalism in re-claiming audio from the 1967 Beach Bill hearings,

-- Illuminate Oregon City Project, for its enterprising approach to historic site rehabilitation, economic development and public art display by the City of Oregon City, Main Street Oregon City, and the Clackamas County Arts Alliance with the historic Oregon City elevator.

-- Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, for its exceptional attention to cultural heritage and professional practices while initiating the Warm Springs Audio Preservation Project with the University of Oregon.

-- Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, Newport, for its decade-long grassroots effort to convert and restore a historic house-turned nightclub into a community center.

-- Sand Mountain Society, for 25 years of rehabilitating historic fire lookouts in western Oregon, providing interpretation about the structures and their location, and promoting compatible use of nearby lands.

-- Salemtowne Volunteers, Salem, for their dedication and innovative practices maintaining and restoring historical markers across the state for more than 20 years.

-- Charles Philpot, for outstanding leadership and vision in developing Antique Powerland at Brooks into an active heritage site with 15 partners and museums.


The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This year's awards are being presented in conjunction with the Oregon Heritage Conference.

Tickets for the awards presentation are available by completing the registration form at www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx. For more information, contact Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson@oregon.gov


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Minor Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 213 north of Silverton (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's three vehicle minor injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 213 at the Mt. Angel / Scotts Mills intersection.

On April 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 2003 Honda van driven by PAUL CARL, age and residence not available, was westbound on Mt Angel / Scotts Mills Road and was involved in a collision with a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup traveling southbound on Highway 213. The impact caused the Honda van to spin out of control and collide into the front of a 2008 Toyota pickup that was stopped at the intersection facing east on Mt. Angel / Scotts Mills Road. The van then rolled and came to rest on its top in the intersection.

CARL was treated for minor injuries at the scene but not taken to a hospital. The Ford pickup's driver, MATTHEW SIDES, age and residence not available, was transported by ambulance to Silverton Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The Toyota pickup's driver, STACY BOOST, age and residence not available, was transported by a family member to Silverton Hospital and treated and released.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator. No citations have been issued at this time.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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UPDATE: Shooting Victim Walks Into Area Hospital (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/14/14
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41-year-old Nathan Steven Newitt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Assault Detectives have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with this morning's shooting in Northeast Portland.

The victim, 42-year-old Jason Reed Jacoby, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot would to a leg this morning after getting into an argument with the suspect. The victim and suspect lived together.

The suspect's name, charges and booking photo will be released as soon as he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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This morning, April 14, 2014, at 4:18 a.m., East Precinct police officers responded to an area hospital on a report that a shooting victim had been dropped off at the location with non-life-threatening wounds. Officers responded and were able to determine a possible crime scene location in North Precinct and get the name of a potential suspect.

North Precinct officers responded to he location in the 3300 block of N.E. 127th Ave. At the location officers located and detained a possible suspect. Detectives are still investigating this incident. Further updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Support Services Protect Children & Help Build Strong Families
OR Department of Human Services - 04/14/14
A Guest Editorial by Lois Ann Day, Child Welfare Director, Oregon Department of Human Services

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Oregonians are often surprised to learn that neglect of children, failure of parents to meet children's basic needs, is the most prevalent reason families come to the attention of child welfare. In Oregon, neglect is statutorily defined as abuse and it is the largest category of founded allegations of abuse.

Specifically, neglect is defined as a failure of a child's caretaker to adequately protect a child from harm. It is the inability of parents to meet their children's basic needs. Neglect can include an ongoing pattern of serious neglect by a parent or caregiver, and the pattern can often be corrected only to repeat over the same or new concerns. When it reoccurs, it is most often a result of parents being unable to access services that would help them out of the situation that is challenging their efforts to parent. More than 60% of all incidents of child abuse in Oregon are because of neglect or threat of harm.

Neglect is most often accompanied by several risk factors: extreme poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness of parent/child. Neglect is harmful for children and families, it causes trauma that has lasting impact on children that is increasingly difficult to mitigate. And that accumulated trauma stresses the scarce resources of the state.

We must ask ourselves: isn't there a better way to engage families struggling with these issues? Can we intervene with families earlier? Can we actually engage with families in a way that empowers them to identify their needs and take steps to ensure their children's safety and continue to parent them while addressing the issues that brought them to the attention of the child welfare system? Can we implement a child welfare system that supports parents to make decisions that keep their children at home rather than placement in foster care?

We can and we are. Oregon is in the process of implementing a Differential Response model that can transform child welfare's engagement with families and in many cases (with the right support services), keep children safely at home. During the 2013 session, the Oregon Legislature and Governor Kitzhaber took up the challenge, too. The final budget provided an increase of $92.7 million in total funds in Child Welfare programs to further earlier assistance for families.

Part of the investment was $23.7 million in total funds for statewide implementation of Strengthening, Preserving and Reunifying Families programs. These programs, created by the legislature in 2011, are statutorily designed to provide a broad array of services to support families and keep children safely at home. Concrete supports are needed to address the underlying issues that lead to neglect. These supports include services that meet families' basic needs, such as food, housing, transportation and employment. In more advanced cases, the need is for services such as drug/alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, parenting support and skill-building. Providing these services in a culturally appropriate manner enhances the family's chances at successfully addressing their challenges.

Across the state, we are working in collaboration with local communities to enhance the service array. These services are to specifically address needs of children and families who come to the attention of Child Welfare through a report of abuse or neglect. Examples of the types of services communities are putting in place are family meeting facilitation; trauma and therapeutic services; enhanced family visitation; youth transition and mentoring services; intensive in-home services; parent navigators; parenting education and classes; parent mentoring and coaching; relief nurseries; housing stability assistance; emergency and short term housing supports; and employment assistance.

In May, Child Welfare will begin providing a new route for families to connect to these services. Differential Response is a redesign of the child welfare system's initial response for families with a screened in report of abuse or neglect. With a differentiated response system, there will be two tracks of response to families. Regardless of the track of response, all families involved with child welfare will receive a comprehensive child safety assessment by child welfare staff. However, some families, where they are able to keep their children safe, will be offered services without opening a case with child welfare.

Just as every family is unique, the department's approach needs to be flexible enough to serve the family's needs. Our design includes specific screening criteria to determine the best response to assess families and increase their success in keeping parenting their children safely at home.

Families can more successfully resolve issues when they take an active role in crafting the solution and where they have the opportunity to partner with child welfare and their community in the identification of services and supports needed. Our goal, and the goal of all communities, is to keep children safe and increase the strength and resiliency of families. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we want to recognize the essential support families and children have received from Oregon's Legislators and Governor Kitzhaber. We are particularly grateful to have the opportunity to undertake this important work.

~Lois
Hotel Robbed at Gunpoint in Northeast Portland's Lloyd District
Portland Police Bureau - 04/14/14
This morning, Monday April 14, 2014, at 3:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Residence Inn Marriott, located at 1710 Northeast Multnomah Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the hotel and walked behind the counter. The employee told the suspect that he could not be behind the counter and the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the hotel without injuring the employee.

Several officers, including a K-9 Unit, canvassed the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in is 40s to 50s, 5'9" tall, wearing a dark-colored bandana over his face, a green jacket, and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery Detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Dine Out to Fight Hunger
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
On any Tuesday in April, you can dine at one of several downtown Milwaukie businesses and 10 percent of your bill will support Rowe Middle School's End School-Time Hunger program. Let your server know you are dining out to donate.

Participating restaurants include Pietro's, the Painted Lady Coffeehouse, Gaucho's Argentine Cuisine, Wind Horse Coffee and Tea, Sully's Cafe, Duffy's Irish Pub, Cha Cha Cha, Wine: 30, and Woodpecker Pizza and Wings. Go to the First Friday Milwaukie's Facebook page for a complete listing of restaurants.
Time to Pick Your Flick for Beaverton's Eleventh Annual Flicks by the Fountain
City of Beaverton - 04/14/14
The community is invited to decide what will be shown at this year's Flicks by the Fountain, the City of Beaverton's annual outdoor movie series. Flicks by the Fountain is held Friday nights in August (Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22) in Beaverton City Park (SW 5th Street at SW Hall Boulevard, across from the Beaverton City Library). All movies are free and begin at dusk.

Voters are asked to select their top choice from the following selections:

* Brave (PG)
* Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)
* Despicable Me 2
* Frozen (PG)
* Planes (PG)
* Space Jam (PG)
* The Lego Movie (PG)
* Wreck it Ralph (PG)

To vote, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Flicks. The top four selections will be shown. Voting ends Friday, June 20.

For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other city events, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events or email events@BeavertonOregon.gov.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Oregon Historical Society Presents an Evening of Silent Film at the Hollywood Theatre on Thursday, April 24 (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 04/14/14
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Portland, OR - The Oregon Historical Society is excited to present an evening of silent film on Thursday April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. General admission is $8, and tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance online.

This special screening celebrates recent preservation efforts, notably the restoration of the 1914 silent film The Boy Mayor. The five films that will be shown are among the thousands held within the OHS Moving Images Collection, and will features live piano accompaniment by OHS Library Director Geoff Wexler. The films featured at this event are:

* The Boy Mayor (1914): Hollywood's examination of the trials and tribulations of Portland's underage shadow government
* Sick of Life/Mephisto's Son (1900): The Devil's son becomes disillusioned with life in Hell and looks upwards for meaning and a wife; hand colored early Path film.
* Gold (1922): After a long journey from St. Louis, a gold hungry family must come to grips with the harsh realities of life in an Oregon prospecting camp. Poor decisions are made and children are put at risk but, in the end, the love of one's family perseveres.
* Calumet Baking Powder Advertisement (date unknown): Advertisement for a better baking product as told through an appreciation of the five senses.
* [Raymond Roger's Home Movies] (ca. 1935-1950): 35mm footage of Portland, including 23rd Avenue streetcar, Ringling Brother Circus, Blue Mouse Theater, Vanport Flood, and more; beautiful black and white footage of Portland circa WWII

Also on the program will be Act 1 of The Scourge of Positivism, a musical slide-show-drama presented by the Portland art collective Zenith Tea House, using images and text from the collections of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

The Boy Mayor and [Raymond Roger Home Movies] were preserved in 2013 by Film Technology (Los Angeles, CA) from a 2012 National Film Preservation Foundation grant. Many thanks to Michele Kribs for her work on this project. The Boy Mayor will also be screened in Salem at the Historic Elsinore Theatre on April 30 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance online through Tickets West.


About The Boy Mayor

Directed by Henry McRae, The Boy Mayor dramatizes a unique interlude in Oregon's history. In an effort to provide guidance to boys in danger of delinquency, progressive Portlanders established the Newsboys' Home and Clubhouse at SW First and Hall Streets. To raise funds for the home, the organization's leaders began the "Boy Mayor" contest in May of 1912, coinciding with the Rose Festival and modeled on a similar campaign from the previous year.

In July 1914, Eugene J. Rich was chosen as Portland's Boy Mayor. He ran on a platform of public ownership of utilities and better playgrounds, and he took office with four junior commissioners, a junior district attorney, and a boy auditor. Later that year, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company brought Rich to Hollywood, along with Earl R. Goodwin, a Lincoln High School football star, who played Rich's secretary in the film.

The Boy Mayor premiered in Portland at the Star Theatre at SW Washington and Park in December of 1914.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content.


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Sabin-Schellenberg plant sale offers wide selection to gardeners at May sale
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
Gardeners will find the bedding plants they need at the Future Farmers of America Plant sale.
All proceeds from the event will benefit agriculture educational programs at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center land lab and the FFA club.??
The sale includes hanging baskets, bedding plants in 6-packs and 4-inch pots, vegetable starts, and herbs.
Shoppers who bring their own containers will get planting assistance from students.??

The sale takes place at two locations:
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Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center (North Campus)
14211 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, OR 97267
Saturdays, May 3 & 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sabin-Schellenberg Center Land Lab
13021 SE Hubbard Road, Clackamas, OR 97015
Weekdays, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, May 3 & 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LAST DAY, Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Kathy Mayfield at mayfieldk@nclack.k12.or.us or 503-353-5813.
Correction to Update #2: Investigation After Man Found Suffering Gunshot Wound in Vehicle Sought Following Ontario Bank Robbery (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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(Correction to lead sentence. Deceased is not an Oregon resident.)

Update: The deceased has been positively identified as a 71-year old male who is not an Oregon resident. Detectives are continuing to locate next of kin. His name and residence information are not being released at this time. The multi-agency investigation is continuing.

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An adult male sought following a reported bank robbery in Ontario early Thursday afternoon died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after being transported to a hospital. The man was found suffering a gunshot wound seated in the suspect vehicle after stopping on side of an area road south of Ontario.

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 12:27 p.m., OSP troopers were notified by Ontario Police Department (OPD) to be on the lookout for a pickup that fled a reported bank robbery at the Bank of the West in Ontario. The pickup driven by an adult male armed with a handgun reportedly fled south as OSP, OPD, and Malheur County Sheriff's Office headed along area roads to locate it.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., an Ontario police officer saw a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle's description traveling south on Alameda Drive and attempted a traffic stop. The driver was slow to yield before stopping on the shoulder near Onion Avenue. While staying back at the patrol car waiting for cover officers to arrive, the driver shot himself.

OSP and OPD arrived shortly thereafter and approached the pickup where they found the male unconscious, slumped over with a gunshot wound to his head. The man initially wasn't breathing and had no pulse. Officers initiated emergency medical care and the man started breathing.

Medics arrived on scene and transported the man initially to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. He was then transferred to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise and was pronounced deceased. His name is withheld pending positive identification and confirmation that next of kin were notified.

A handgun was found inside the pickup.

Alameda Drive was closed at Railroad Avenue and Onion Avenue for 2.5 hours while detectives from the Major Crime Team investigated at the shooting scene. The Malheur Major Crime Team includes members from OSP, Malheur County Sheriff's Office, and Ontario Police Department.

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Media Advisory: Press Conference Tomorrow for March Statewide Unemployment
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/14/14
Salem - The Oregon statewide unemployment rate for March 2014 will be released tomorrow, April 15, at 10 am.

The Oregon Employment Department will hold a press conference at the Oregon Employment Department Central Office in Salem. The event will take place in the building's auditorium, 875 Union Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97311.

The press conference will be moderated by Employment Department Communications manager Tom Fuller and will feature state employment economist Nick Belieciks.

The conference will be video streamed live. Reporters unable to attend the conference in person may submit questions by e-mail at: worksourcecommunications@gmail.com prior to, or during the news conference.

The press conference may be viewed live at the following websites:
http://www.qualityinfo.org
http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/COMM/Pages/livevideostream.aspx
Job Vacancies Increased By 10,000 Over the Year
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/14/14
Oregon businesses reported 10,000 more job vacancies early in 2014 than they did the prior year. Businesses had approximately 32,700 job vacancies in the winter months of 2014, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department.
Not only did employers report having more openings, they also reported more difficulty finding the workers they need, and they are offering higher average wages, possibly to attract more applicants.

All of this means additional (and perhaps better-paid) opportunities for job seekers in Oregon.
The increase of 10,000 job vacancies occurred among businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Businesses with 100 or more employees had essentially the same level of vacancies this year as in winter 2013.

Along with more vacancies, there are fewer unemployed competing for those available jobs. In January, 146,600 Oregonians were unemployed, which means roughly 4 unemployed people for each private-sector vacancy. One year ago, the ratio was 8 unemployed for every job vacancy.

As the labor market tightens, employers are having more difficulty finding the workers they need. Employers reported that more than half of their vacancies in the winter were difficult to fill. The share has increased since winter 2013, when 39 percent of vacancies were difficult to fill.

At $16.05, the average wage offered for a vacancy in winter 2014 was $0.74 above the level from the prior year - one more sign of a job market picking up steam.

Food preparation and serving workers, and production workers topped the list of occupations with vacancies, with more than 4,000 apiece.

All regions had more vacancies this year than last. Vacancies have increased significantly in Central Oregon since winter 2014. The Portland Tri-County area had 19,000 vacancies, more than half of the statewide total.

About the Survey
The Oregon Employment Department conducts the Oregon Job Vacancy Survey and estimates the number of job vacancies each quarter based on responses from businesses with at least two employees. Estimates for spring 2014 will be released in July.
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release details of the 2013 "Why are positions difficult-to-fill?" responses in May.

For more details on recent Oregon job vacancies, visit the "publications" tab on QualityInfo.org and scroll down to the section titled "Quarterly Job Vacancies Snapshots."


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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Department - 04/14/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes.
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Stomp All Over Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS Oregon Saturday, April 19th in Portland (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 04/14/14
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More than 2700 people are expected to rally together for Walk MS Oregon on Saturday, April 19th, 9am at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland. Participants will help raise funds for critical, cutting edge research that benefits more than 7,700 people living with multiple sclerosis in the region. It's a great day for friends, family and co-workers to make connections, have fun and stomp all over MS.

The location is 100 percent accessible and features an easy, 5k walk route with entertainment and refreshments along the way. While there is no fundraising minimum or fee to register, the National MS Society encourages a $5 minimum donation and for everyone to invite their friends and family to participate.

"Help us better the story for the thousands in our community who need more, deserve more and are counting on the National MS Society to deliver a world without MS," said Lisa Roth, Chapter President of National MS Society, Oregon Chapter. "Together, we will end MS forever."

Register and learn more at: www.walkMSoregon.com

About Walk MS
Since 1989 Walk MS has raised more than $10 million to help people living with multiple sclerosis. It's the National MS Society's only simultaneous national fundraising event. The first Walk MS attracted 42,000 participants at 42 sites and raised $4 million. Since that time, the event has grown to nearly 350,000 walkers in almost 600 locations across all 50 states. The funds raised go toward life-changing programs and advanced research that give hope to those living with MS in our community.

About the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
The Oregon Chapter serves more than 7,700 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We help people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The Oregon Chapter was established in 1963.

Learn more at: www.defeatMS.com
Watch Walk MS video at http://bit.ly/1lBcDy2


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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 18 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 04/14/14
April 14, 2014

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 18 in Wilsonville

What: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville Friday, April 18. The primary agenda items will be the process for selecting the 2015 metrics, and presentations on long-term supports and services (LTSS) metrics; population health metrics; and early learning metrics. Public testimony will be heard at 11:45 a.m.

When: Friday, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Directions and parking information: http://www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville/

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042.

Agenda:
Welcome and consent agenda
Updates
Work plan to select measures for 2015
Presentation: long-term supports and services (LTSS) metrics
Presentation: population health metrics
Presentation: early learning metrics
Public testimony

For more information, please visit the Metrics and Scoring Committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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WSU Vancouver will host a discussion about a proposed copper mine near Mt. St. Helens
WSU Vancouver - 04/14/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Washington State University Vancouver Center for Social and Environmental Justice and the Gifford Pinchot Task Force will host author Bill Carter who will talk about a proposed copper mine near Mount St. Helens. The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public.

Carter wrote "Boom, Bust, Boom - A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World." The book is an account of the presence of copper in our lives and its cost on health, the economy and the environment. Carter was poisoned by vegetables grown in his family garden, contaminated with invisible pollutants from a once prosperous copper mining industry. His experience sent him on an international discovery mission to learn more about what he describes as the most important metal in modern society.

The Canadian company Ascot Resources Ltd. has begun exploratory drilling 12 miles from the crater of Mount St. Helens in the Green River watershed, which provides clean drinking water to Southwest Washington communities.

Carter stresses his book is not anti-mining. He just believes certain mines should not be in certain places.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free for this event.

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Oregon InC Releasing RFP on May 1st For New Ideas to Spur Innovation and Jobs
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 04/14/14
SALEM - The Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) will release a Request for Proposals on May 1 to solicit ideas statewide that will help build and support new and emerging industries.

Oregon InC is a public-private partnership with a mission to nurture the growth of industry clusters in areas where Oregon has unique advantages in leadership, R&D, supply chain and manufacturing. In recent years, Oregon InC has funded new initiatives supporting wave energy, bioscience, nanotechnology, clean tech, electric vehicle development and unmanned aerial systems. With each, the goal is to create new companies and new jobs in developing areas that will strengthen and diversify Oregon's economy.

Oregon InC initiatives have helped incubate 86 new companies which have raised more than $130 million in non-state funding. They have helped companies and researchers capture more than $400 million in federal and private grants, and provided new companies with access to technical expertise and mentoring, R&D help and a network of 11 labs and 450 university researchers able to help get ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace.

Proposals will be evaluated by a team of private sector leaders who will focus primarily on the proposal's potential to: create new businesses and jobs in an emerging industry sector; successfully compete for private and federal investment; help new and existing businesses access additional sources of capital, and demonstrate a clear return on the state's investment.

The 2014 RFP may be viewed on May 1 at: www.oregon4biz.com Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Interested parties may review the 2012 Request for Proposals at: www.oregon4biz.com

The current Innovation Plan, comprised of seven initiatives, is available online at: http://www.oregon4biz.com/Innovation-in-Oregon/

About Oregon InC and Business Oregon
Oregon InC is a private-public statewide advisory council created by the 2005 Oregon Legislature and charged with developing a biennial public investment plan to stimulate economic development and job growth across the state. The council works in partnership with Business Oregon, which works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
A Man, A Car, A Fire and A Train ***Update Photos*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/14/14
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Clues as strange as the head line, but these were the circumstances deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were sorting through this Saturday when they responded to the 2900 block of Wintel Road SE.

Deputies were initially called to the area because Kyle Randall, age 24 was knocking on doors and asking residents for a place to sleep. After arriving deputies noticed a plume of smoke in the distance that turned out to be a car fire.

When they went to investigate the fire they located the burned out carcass of the vehicle Mr. Randall had been driving. So after interviewing Mr. Randall and evaluating the scene deputies believe the following occurred.

At around 5:00 a.m. Mr. Randall was driving east on Wintell Road when he drove through a stop sign and ran into a passing train. The train hooked his vehicle and drug him approximately 300 feet. Mr. Randall came to a rest, exited his vehicle and then sought out shelter from nearby residents.

Mr. Randall was not injured in the crash, he was however arrested for DUII and taken to the Marion County Jail. At the jail his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.


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Vancouver Police investigate early morning burglaries (Photo)
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Vancouver Police are investigating a pair of early morning burglaries to convenience stores between the 8000 and 9700 blocks of Mill Plain. Both burglaries, occurring on consecutive days at similar hours, involve a white male subject in his late teens to early twenties, wearing jeans, a gray jacket and a mask, breaking glass doors with a brick and entering the stores to steal cigarettes.

Along with the location, time of day, and method of operation, video surveillance from both stores suggests the same subject was involved in both incidents. Anyone having information regarding these incidents or recognizing the subject in the related photos is asked to contact the Vancouver Police.


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Portland Police respond to request for assistance with crowd control at shut down concert
Portland Police Bureau - 04/14/14
Last evening, April 13, 2014, at 11:18 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a request for assistance with crowd control from the Crystal Ballroom. The location, located at 1332 W. Burnside Blvd., was hosting an concert and discovered damage to a support beam. This created an unsafe situation.

Staff began evacuating the crowd, reportedly 1,200 to 1,500 persons and this caused a disturbance, disrupting traffic on W. Burnside Blvd. Officers arrived and were able to clear the streets and assist concert-goers in either safely leaving the area or returning to downstairs section of the venue.

There were no arrests associated with this incident and, as of the writing of this document, no reports of property damage. W. Burnside Blvd. is open at this time.
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Fire Damages #5 Paper Machine at Kapstone Mill (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/13/14
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Longview, WA - A fire erupted in Kapstone paper machine #5 just before 9:00 PM tonight. Initial callers to 911 reported a "serious" fire in a paper machine building. Mill personnel, including the Kapstone emergency response team (ERT), battled the blaze as firefighters from Longview and Kelso responded to the incident. Crews arrived to find low visibility conditions due to smoke and steam; this added to the difficulty of firefighting operations.

Longview fire personnel quickly accounted for all mill personnel and worked side by side with the ERT to gain access to equipment and to investigate for fire spread. A Longview fire crew opened large hatches on the roof of the mammoth commercial building to allow heat, smoke, and steam to escape. By 9:21 PM the fire was declared confined to the paper machine with an automatic sprinkler system continuing to drench the area. By 10:00 PM, the sprinkler system was turned off and the fire was declared out.

Thirty firefighters responded both to the scene and to Longview and Kelso area fire stations in case of other emergency calls during the duration of the fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and Kapstone officials have not yet released a damage estimate. There were no injuries reported at the scene.

Fire officials attributed the success of the operation to cooperation and preparedness. "Local fire departments train with the Kapstone ERT annually; it is that training and overall level of readiness that paid off tonight," said Longview Fire Battalion Chief Eric Koreis. He added that the department recently completed training exercises at Weyerhaeuser; the next regularly scheduled training at Kapstone is on April 25.


Attached Media Files: Firefighters Position a Ladder Truck at Kapstone, Longview
Portland Fire & Rescue fights house fire in N.E.
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/13/14
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire (5425 N.E. Mason St.) at 5:20 pm. They arrived to smoke coming from a second floor window. Station 28 made an immediate attack , while simultaneously verifying that all occupants were out of the house. This fire was recalled (declared under control) at 5:40 pm. Several crews are still on scene and an investigator has been called out to determine a fire cause and damage assessment .
Juvenile Rolls Stolen SUV After Pursuit (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/13/14
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April 13, 2014 - Washington County Deputies pursued a stolen vehicle driven by a 15-year-old juvenile. The pursuit ended after the suspect crashed. During the pursuit the suspect rammed two patrol cars.

Sunday morning at 6:55 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver at Heritage Village Mobile Park in the community of Aloha. Upon locating the vehicle, deputies learned the 1998 Dodge Durango was reported stolen. When deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop, the vehicle fled.

Deputies pursued the stolen vehicle through Aloha onto Highway 26 and into Hillsboro. During the pursuit, the suspect rammed a patrol car, and continued to flee. At the intersection of SW Imlay and SW Tualatin Valley Highway, the suspect drove the Durango into the shoulder and lost control, rolling the SUV. The SUV came to rest upright on Tualatin Valley Highway. As deputies moved in to perform a high risk stop, the suspect accelerated and rammed a second patrol car.

Once the suspect was in custody, deputies learned the driver was a 15-year-old juvenile male. The juvenile was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Injuries to the deputies are also minor.

The juvenile has been charged with Unlawful Use of Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Attempt to Elude Felony, Identity Theft, Theft I, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. He has been lodged at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility.


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Three car, minor injury DUII crash closes Salamo Rd. for 2 hours Saturday afternoon (Photo)
West Linn Police Dept. - 04/13/14
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On Saturday 041214 at 5:47 P.M. the WLPD was dispatched to an injury crash on Salamo Rd. between 10th St. and Greene St. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered a three vehicle crash.

Officers Jeff Mayer and Sam Tooze reported that a KIA Sportage SUV was travelling eastbound on Salamo Rd when it crossed the center line and struck 2 other vehicles that were travelling west.

The driver of the KIA, Anne Marie MEISEN(49)of West Linn was transported to Meridian Park Hospital with minor injuries. Upon her release, she was arrested for DUII and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

Salamo Rd., a main arterial road in West Linn, was closed for over 2 hours for the investigation, and clean up from the crash.

Ofc. Jeff Mayer stated "We were lucky no one was seriously injured in this crash, drinking and driving never mix."


Attached Media Files: Mug Shot , Kia , Kia , Honda , Acura
Update: Missing Lakeview Girl Found Safe, Unharmed
Oregon State Police - 04/13/14
MARRIAH ANDREWS, a missing 17-year old Lakeview, Oregon girl, was found safe Sunday afternoon after she contacted a law enforcement officer in Lakeview. She was unharmed and Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives have notified her family. Detectives and local law enforcement agencies have been trying to find her since Friday when she was reported missing.

OSP appreciates the public's interest in this matter and thanks the media and those who assisted via social media to get the word out. No other information will be released.

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Update: Former Lake County Deputy Turns Self In; Public's Help Sought to Find Missing, Endangered 17-Yr Old Lakeview Girl (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified former Lake County deputy KENNETH TURKLE, age 42, turned himself in Sunday morning at the Lake County Jail on outstanding warrants issued Saturday for his arrest related to an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with the missing 17-year old Lakeview girl. The girl, MARRIAH F. ANDREWS, is still missing. Anyone with information to help find ANDREWS is asked to contact OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 947-2267.

TURKLE, age 42, from Lakeview, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for 3 counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree and 3 counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor. TURKLE, who worked for Lake County Sheriff's Office for over 10 years, resigned a week ago while he was under investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives with the assistance of the Lake County District Attorney's Office.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, OSP detectives contacted TURKLE after receiving information that MARRIAH ANDREWS was reported missing by her family. ANDREWS was last seen Friday morning in the Grants Pass area where she was staying with a friend and reportedly left with an adult male who was later identified as TURKLE. ANDREWS is described as a white female, 5'4", 130 lbs, with blonde hair, blue eyes and a pierced nose.

OSP detectives are continuing their investigation and ask the public to contact them if they know where ANDREWS is.

Photographs of both individuals are provided with this release.

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04/12/14
Portland Fire & Rescue and Gresham Fire respond to early morning mobile home fire (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/12/14
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Portland Fire&Rescue and our regional partners from Gresham Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire this morning at 6:02am. Crews arrived at 16745 SE Division to find a mobile home with heavy fire and smoke involvement. Because of the close proximity of mobile homes, preventing spread to additional units was an initial priority. One female who was inside sleeping when the fire broke said that she was awakened by her cat and realized there was heavy smoke and heat inside the home; she and the cat were able to make it out without serious injury. The resident was evaluated by firefighters for smoke inhalation but was not transported. Once the fire was extinguished, fire investigators surveyed the scene but have not released a cause yet. The fire was contained to just the single mobile home but the damage was significant. Red Cross volunteers were called to the scene to help find temporary shelter for two displaced residents.

*Photos courtesy of PF&R photographers Dick Harris and Greg Muhr


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Update #3: Added Names - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 38 near Scottsburg (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/12/14
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Update: Names of the occupants in the other involved vehicle who had minor injuries. Driver TODD SIMS, age 40, from Hillsboro, and passenger CLAY CLARK, age 31, from Cave Junction.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday morning's traffic crash on Highway 38 near Scottsburg that resulted in the death of a Gold Beach man and minor injuries to two others.

On April 12, 2014 at approximately 6:07 a.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a report of a head-on crash on Highway 38 near milepost 18. Upon arrival, emergency responders confirmed one person was deceased, and two others were injured in a vehicle that went down an embankment and was stopped by several trees about 100 feet from the Umpqua River. The crash involves a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven the deceased and a 2002 Ford F550 truck with two occupants reportedly transporting helicopter fuel and drums of Atrazine, a herbicide similar to Roundup.

Preliminary investigation indicates the Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by JOSHUA DALE RAY CARTER, age 22, from Gold Beach, was westbound on Highway 38 when it crossed the double solid center lines and collided nearly head-on with the eastbound Ford truck. The truck came to rest down the embankment off the highway where some helicopter fuel leaked from a container down an embankment in the direction of the Umpqua River. Four drums containing herbicide fell out of the back of the truck into the brush.

Regional HazMat teams from Coos Bay and Roseburg responded to handle the hazardous material spill and coordinate clean up. There appears to be no danger to fish or wildlife from the spilled materials. Roseburg Forest Products, Scottsburg Fire Department, and Lower Umpqua Ambulance also assisted at the scene. The US Coast Guard, DEQ and ODFW were notified.

The Toyota pickup came to rest on the highway and CARTER was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The truck's driver and passenger received minor injuries. SIMS wasn't transported to a hospital but planned on seeing a doctor later. CLARK was transported by ambulance to Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport. The vehicle they were driving is registered to Applebee Aviation out of Banks, Oregon.

Highway 38 was blocked in both directions for three hours and then one lane was blocked with ODOT helping traffic get through the area. Mast Brothers Towing removed the vehicles. According to ODOT's website TripCheck.com, the highway is fully open now.

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Stolen Vehicle Refuses to Stop for Deputies (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/12/14
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Yesterday at about 10:30 p.m. deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a red Honda Civic for a lighting violation on Hazelgreen Road NE. Once the deputy initiated the traffic stop the vehicle immediately took off and lead the deputy on a pursuit over several miles throughout Marion County.

During the pursuit deputies observed the driver and passenger switch places while driving down the roadway. The pursuit took deputies through portions of rural Marion County and then finally back toward Salem where the Salem Police Department deployed spike strips, flattening the vehicles tires.

After the tires on the vehicle deflated deputies attempted to PIT the vehicle but missed and a short distance later the vehicle crashed into a tree in the 2900 block of Tide Court NE. Once the vehicle crashed one of the three occupant's attempted to run but was quickly apprehended.

All three occupants of the vehicle were taken to Salem Hospital where they have been treated and released. The first driver of the car, Joann Wills, age 40, was booked into the Marion County Jail for Attempt to Elude (Vehicle), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Reckless Endangering and several warrants. The Second driver Shawn Woddard, age 41 was book into the Marion County Jail for Attempt to Elude, (Vehicle), Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Reckless Endangering and several warrants. The third passenger was released without charges.


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Skamania County Emergency Services respond to Motor Vehicle Collision in Upper Washougal (Photo)
Skamania Co. EMS and Rescue - 04/12/14
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Washougal, WA, April 11th, 2014: Skamania County Emergency Medical Services responded to a reported motorcycle collision with unknown injuries at 1:10 p.m. The motorcycle versus car collision occurred on Skye Rd at the intersection of Bishop Rd. A sedan traveling northbound was struck by a motorcycle traveling southbound. The sedan's single occupant, an adult female, was out of the vehicle with no medical complaints. The motorcycle rider, an adult female, was unconscious and transported by Skamania County EMS to a helicopter landing zone at Canyon Creek Middle School with serious injuries. She was taken by Life Flight to Peacehealth Southwest. SCEMS, SCFD #4, and SCSO were on scene.


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#ProjectNat (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/12/14
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Earlier this afternoon the Marion County Sheriff's Office began receiving tips from its community partners about a large party with underage drinking set to take place somewhere in Marion County. The party was said to be organized via Twitter and to have a trend of #ProjectNat.

The Sheriff's Office attempted to be proactive and try and prevent to party from happening so using our social media we broadcasted the party's information and contacted the party's organizer trying to make him aware of the consequences of his actions.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. tonight the party was located at Packsaddle Park in rural Marion County. When deputies arrived they found a stage, a bon fire, alcoholic beverages and several party goers. Deputies also located the parties organizer Nathaniel Gray, age 19, of Salem.
Mr. Gray was uncooperative with deputies and as a result of his actions he was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct, furnishing alcohol to a minor offensive littering and providing a place for minors to consume alcohol.
In addition to his criminal charges the Sheriff's Office has been informed that the Gates Fire Department may seek penalties for its reimbursement from Mr. Gray for its response to extinguish the bonfire.

The Sheriff's Office wants to thank the public for its out pouring of tips that lead us to the early intervention of this event. This type of public interaction is key to our children's safety in this digital age.


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Portland Fire & Rescue responds to a house fire in N.E. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/11/14
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Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire (2066 n.e. 143rd av.) around 3:45 pm. They arrived to "smoke and flames coming from a second story window", which was located at the front of the home. Within minutes, the fire spread into the attic and to the back of the house. Fire crews had to attack the fire from the inside, while simultaneously knocking the fire down at the back of the house. This has to be coordinated so the outside firefighters don't spray the inside crews, thereby limiting their mobility. Firefighters had to cut several holes in the roof to allow the smoke to vent to the outside.

All occupants escaped the fire unharmed and there were no injuries. A fire investigator is on scene to determine a damage estimate and cause. Gresham Fire also responded on this incident.

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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 99 / Clear Lake Road north of Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/11/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway 99 and Clear Lake Road about four miles north of Eugene. The victim's name is released in this update.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 GMC Sonoma pickup driven by WILLIAM ANDREW CHAPPELL IV, age 29, from Eugene, was eastbound on Clear Lake Road approaching Highway 99. Witness information indicates the driver entered the intersection against a red stop light and swerved to avoid a vehicle on Highway 99. The pickup traveled off the highway and struck a traffic light pole on the SE corner of the intersection before coming to rest next to railroad tracks near Irving Road.

The initial impact heavily damaged the pickup's left side. CHAPPELL was using safety restraints but he fell out of the damaged vehicle as it was coming to a stop. CHAPPELL was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Because of the pickup's final rest position next to the railroad tracks, the railroad company was notified and stopped railroad traffic until the scene was cleared.

OSP troopers and a collision reconstructionist from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Andy Youngblood is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane Rural Fire/Rescue, and ODOT. One northbound lane of Highway 99 and Irving Road was closed during the investigation. All lanes were opened about 1:00 p.m.

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Remembrance of Kiden Dilla and Ayan Osman Scheduled for Monday, April 14
Pacific University - 04/11/14
FOREST GROVE -- A remembrance of students Kiden Dilla and Ayan Osman will take place on Monday, Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. in McCready Hall at the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on the Forest Grove Campus.

Dilla and Osman, both first-year undergraduate students, were tragically killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Forest Grove on Monday, Apr. 7.

"Kiden and Ayan joined our Boxer family this past fall and were taken from us far too soon," president Lesley Hallick said. "I hope that in time, some peace and solace will be found in the memories of these bright young women who graced our campus with their spirits and their contributions."

Dilla and Osman, 18 and 19 years-old respectively, were active members of the Black Student Union.

Fellow BSU members, faculty and friends recently painted the Spirit Bench to create a place to remember and honor Kiden and Ayan. At the conclusion of Monday's remembrance in McCready Hall, attendees will be invited to take part in a brief candlelight vigil at the Spirit Bench.

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Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/11/14
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Two people were injured Friday morning in a commercial truck crash on Highway 126E about five miles east of Vida in Lane County.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer containing computer servers driven by FRANK BENSON, age 64, from Carmichael, California, was eastbound on Highway 126E near milepost 32 when the truck and trailer traveled partially onto the right shoulder. BENSON attempted to steer back into the eastbound lane but the trailer struck a tree and power pole. The truck and trailer overturned onto their side and came to rest across the highway blocking both lanes.

BENSON was transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Co-driver/passenger CHARLES TRONCIN, age 46, from Vallejo, California, was asleep in the truck's sleeper berth and was transported by air ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to the same hospital.

BENSON was cited by OSP for Fail to Maintain Lane of Travel.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, McKenzie Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Bryan Kolacz is the lead investigator.

The highway was closed for over 3 hours.

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Construction of Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line begins in May
Bonneville Power Administration - 04/11/14
PR 10 14
BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 11, 2014
CONTACT: Mike Hansen, 503-230-4328 or 503-230-5131

Construction of Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line begins in May:
New line will bring more renewable wind energy west

Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration will begin construction of the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project in May. The new line is expected to carry over 800 additional megawatts of renewable wind energy, enough to power about half a million Northwest homes when the wind is blowing. BPA will hold two "Meet the Builder" open houses in late April.

The 38-mile, 500-kilovolt line in Washington will connect the new Central Ferry Substation in Garfield County to the existing Lower Monumental Substation in Walla Walla County. It is expected to be energized in December 2015.

"Building the right facilities in the right place at the right time is a key principle of our long-term transmission services planning process," said Richard Shaheen, BPA vice president for Engineering and Technical Services. "Specifically, this project will add critical transmission grid capacity, support new transmission requests from generators in the Snake River area and be a welcome boost to local and regional economies."

For more than 75 years, BPA has been the major developer of energy infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. Electric utilities and electric power consumers depend on BPA to maintain reliable transmission service at low rates and meet growing demands for electricity.

Over the past several years, numerous power generation projects, including large wind projects, have requested interconnection with the BPA system in the Snake River area. After studying the transmission system and identifying where capacity is available, BPA determined that there is not enough available transmission capacity to accommodate the requests. Building the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental project will allow BPA to meet the requests for transmission and allow additional power to flow between areas east of the Cascade Mountains to heavily populated areas in the west.

In August 2011, the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project was put on hold because of uncertainties regarding the need for the new line. However, in August 2013, BPA notified customers, landowners and stakeholders that it was moving forward with construction of the line. Existing customer need coupled with an agreement for Portland General Electric to acquire Phase 2 of Puget Sound Energy's Lower Snake River Wind Project, which PGE renamed the Tucannon River Wind Farm, required construction activities to begin this spring.

The Tucannon River Wind Farm is a key infrastructure investment that supports PGE's balanced energy portfolio. Tucannon River will help PGE satisfy Oregon's renewable energy standard, which requires the utility to supply 15 percent of the electricity its customers use from renewable resources by 2015 and 25 percent by 2025.

In early 2011, BPA completed an environmental impact statement and preliminary engineering design for the project. BPA issued a record of decision to build the line in March 2011. Since then, BPA has conducted additional environmental review of some access road modifications and a material yard.

The contractor hired to build the new line is MYR Group, a leading specialty contractor serving the electrical infrastructure market throughout the United States. It has the experience and expertise to complete electrical installations of any type and size. MYR Group's power line capabilities include transmission, overhead and underground distribution and substation projects.

Two "Meet the Builder" open houses are being held so the public can learn more about the construction process and schedule, speak with representatives from the MYR Group and meet the BPA project team.

For more information, visit the project website at www.bpa.gov/go/centralferrylomo.

April 22, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Best Western Plus, 7 E. Oak St., Walla Walla, Wash.

April 23, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Best Western Plus, Dayton Hotel and Suites, 507 E. Main St., Dayton, Wash.

BPA is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration that markets renewable hydropower from federal dams in the Columbia Basin, operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission lines in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit our website at www.bpa.gov.
142nd Fighter Wing conducts F-15 night flying (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/11/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting routine F-15 night flying training April 14-17.

The missions allow the wing to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for night time maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.

Since September 11, 2001 the 142nd Fighter Wing has flown more than 47,000 hours in support of the Aerospace Control Alert mission to ensure the Pacific Northwestern skies remain safe.


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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE - Medically endangered man missing from Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/11/14
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Mr. Walden is safe and have been located with help from the Port of Portland Police.

Thank you

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 64-year-old Tim Walden, who was reported missing from his residential care facility, in the 10400 block of Southeast Cora Street, since about 3:00am this morning, April 11, 2014.

Walden suffers from a serious medical condition, which necessitates immediate care. He can sometimes seem quite lucid, or may seem altered and confused. He was last known to be on foot, and tends to walk very slowly.

East Precinct uniform officers have been working with Missing Persons Unit detectives to attempt to locate Walden, including conducting searches of the surrounding area. A specially trained, state-certified Search & Rescue K9 team is currently en route to assist in the search.

Detectives will also be activating the "A Child Is Missing" (ACIM) emergency, reverse phone notification system in the area, which will send out a pre-recorded message to listed landline phone numbers in the local area, advising of a missing person.

Walden is described as a white male, 64 years old, 5'9", weighing 180 pounds. He has short, salt/pepper gray hair, and brown eyes. He is missing a number of teeth; his clothing description is unknown.

Anyone who knows of Walden's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at 503-823-0446 or mike.weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.

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Oregon State Fair Council to Meet April 17 in Salem
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/11/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Apr. 11, 2014

Media Contact: Andrea Fogue, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // Desk: 503-986-0576

Salem OR - The Oregon State Fair Council will meet at the Winema Event Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem on April 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The agenda for the April 17 meeting includes an update on the strategic planning session held on April 3, reports from the subcommittees and other Council business.

The full agenda is online at http://tinyurl.com/makuxoz. The meeting is open to the public.

The Facilities Sub-committee of the Council will meet on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Home Builders Association in Salem. The agenda includes an assessment of whether to proceed with a market and feasibility analysis for the Exposition Center and the condition of facilities. The committee will also discuss the status of Fair and Exposition Center activities.

Those needing special accommodations to attend either meeting should contact Brenda Schorr at 503-986-0788 to make arrangements at least three days in advance.

The council is charged with creating a new, sustainable business model for the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center, and Council members will have the authority to execute a business strategy.

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Teatro Milagro Presents 'Cuntame Coyote' at CCC
Clackamas Community College - 04/11/14
OREGON CITY - Portland's bilingual touring company Teatro Milagro returns to Clackamas Community College for a performance of "Cuéntame Coyote" on Thursday, May 1, at noon. The production in both English and Spanish will be performed in the McLoughlin Auditorium.
In "Cuéntame Coyote," two cousins are abandoned in the desert, crossing the border with a "coyote." In their struggle for survival they encounter coyotes with two legs and four along with a host of other spirits along their journey. The play is written and directed by Dãnel Malán.
The play was developed after an intensive research trip to the Tohono O'odham reservation in Arizona. Sacred stories combined with migrant tales of the dangers of dehydration, snake bite and scorpions in the desolate 100 degree desert heat fuel the storyline of this new Milagro work. Nathaniel Patterson joins Milagro this season in the title role of Coyote. Ajai Terrazas Tripathi and Alida Holquín Wilson-Gunn are the two cousins and Mariel Sierra plays various roles.
A workshop to share tales of journeys and sacred stories of our ancestors will follow the performance. For more information about the play or the workshop, contact Irma Bjerre at 503-594-3245 or by email at irmab@clackamas.edu.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/29/73314/Cuentame_Coyote_2014.doc
CCC's International Week Celebration Runs April 26 - May 1
Clackamas Community College - 04/11/14
Experience France, Ireland, Mexico and other cultures through music, theater, dancing, art and more during the International Week Celebration at Clackamas Community College. The opening celebration is April 26, and activities continue April 28 through May 1 at CCC's Oregon City campus.
This year's theme is "Celebrating Peace Corps Volunteers." The annual celebration is hosted by the CCC Foreign Language Department, International Education Committee, Associated Student Government, ESL, and the multicultural ambassadors.
The opening celebration is Saturday, April 26, and begins at 10 a.m. in the Niemeyer Center, room 119. The opening celebration runs in conjunction with the opening of an exhibit titled "The Peace Corps: 50 Years of Service," courtesy of the Committee for a Museum of the Peace Corps Experience.
International Celebration activities continue April 28 through May 1, with music, dance, art and cultural displays. Most events take place in the Community Center at CCC's Oregon City Campus between 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. International Week Celebration highlights include:
* Monday, April 28, from 1:25 to 2:15 p.m., African presentation by Dr. Joseph Warimu, PSU Swahili professor. Community Center room 127.
* Tuesday, April 29, from noon to 12:50 p.m., professional drumming by Anasi Beat, sponsored by Peace Corps volunteers. Niemeyer Center.
* Wednesday, April 30, 10:30 to 10:55 a.m., Irish dancing by An Darie Academy Dancers. Community Center mall.
* Thursday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m., bilingual theater performance of Cuéntame Coyote (Tell me Coyote), performed by Milagro Theatre.
The International Celebration is free to attend and is open to the public. For more information call 503-594-3403 or 503-594-3245.
CCC Plans Community Forums for Bond Input
Clackamas Community College - 04/11/14
OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College has scheduled three public bond forums in May to share information about a potential $90 million bond measure and seek input on the final proposal. Six forums are planned, two at each of the college's campuses. The events will have morning and evening schedules. The forum schedule follows:

Oregon City Campus, Community Center
19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City
May 1, 5 - 7 p.m. and May 2, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Harmony Community Campus - lobby
7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie
May 15, 5 - 7 p.m. and May 16, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Wilsonville Campus - lobby
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville
May 22, 5 - 7 p.m. and May 23, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The CCC Board of Education is currently developing the bond proposal. They are expected to finalize the measure and vote to send it to the Nov. 4, 2014, ballot at the July 30 board meeting.
The bond proposal would include projects that were identified as priorities in the college's Imagine Clackamas community engagement process. More than 2,000 students, community members and staff participated in forums and surveys. Their input showed a high level of support for projects that would update and modernize CCC facilities and increase local access to affordable education and job training programs.
The goals of a bond proposal are to expand training and educational opportunities for students to allow them to transfer to four-year programs or obtain family-wage jobs and to contribute to the local economy by offering more programs that fill workforce needs in high-demand fields.
The proposed bond projects would likely include constructing an industrial technical learning center for fields such as electronics, automotive, manufacturing and welding; modernizing equipment for training in high-demand healthcare, science and engineering careers; making improvements to existing facilities; and replacing the aging building at the Harmony Community Campus.
The estimated tax rate of the $90 million bond is expected to maintain the current $.19 per $1,000 currently paid by taxpayers.
For more information, please contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.
Lights! Camera! MOCAP! Highlights Renewed Cable Vision
Clackamas Community College - 04/11/14
OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College will host a celebratory evening to share a renewed vision for its cable access channel on Saturday, May 3. This evening event will include a demonstration of the college's Digital Multimedia Communications motion capture (MOCAP) system.
Through a revitalization of the college cable access channel, CCCTV, made possible by the generous support of the Clackamas County Cable Communications, the channel has expanded its mission from providing instructional broadcasting to pioneering the latest digital media technology including 5K cinematography and motion capture animation.
These technologies give students the chance to train, or retrain, on industry-standard media technology while showcasing the college through productions broadcast on the CCCTV. These productions will be available soon beyond Clackamas County through video on demand.
The May 3 event begins at 6 p.m. in the Gregory Forum at the college's Oregon City campus. For more information, contact Andy Mingo at 503-594-3264.
Update: Death Investigation - Dirt Road south of Highway 140W west of Klamath Falls (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/11/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives are continuing the investigation into the death of a 66-year old man whose body was found Wednesday morning in the back of a burning pickup on a dirt road south of Highway 140W west of Klamath Falls. An autopsy conducted Thursday, April 10, by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 8:00 a.m., Rocky Point Fire & EMS responded to a reported vehicle fire on a dirt road about a mile south of Highway 140W near milepost 51. OSP troopers responded, and after the fire was extinguished they found the body of a deceased male in the bed of a charred pickup.

Initial investigation identified the deceased male as JOSEPH E. HUNTSTIGER, age 66, from Klamath Falls. A handgun was found with the victim.

An OSP arson detective responded to the scene to assist with determining the cause of the vehicle fire. The fire started in the rear of the camper but the cause is undetermined at this time.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1002/73285/040914.klamathco.death.1.jpg
Garten Services & Lancaster Mall to Host Free Community Shred & Electronic Take Back Day (Photo)
Lancaster Mall - 04/11/14
Garten Services Shred & Electronics Take Back Day
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Salem, Ore. -- Garten Services, Inc. and Lancaster Mall are co-hosting a Free Community Shred & Electronics Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location for the event will be in the SW corner of the Lancaster Mall parking lot off Center Street, between Best Buy and Macy's.

The public is invited to bring up to two boxes of personal papers for confidential shredding by Garten Services at no cost, and to drop off small household electronics for recycling as well: TVs, telephones, computers, printers, scanners, AV/sound equipment, cables and peripherals. (Note: No appliances, please.) North Salem High School will provide volunteers to assist with collection of the public's shred and recyclable items.

Garten Services is a non profit organization founded in 1970 that provides vocational and retirement services to more than 500 people with disabilities each year. Lancaster Mall has been a key retail hub for the Willamette Valley since 1971. Both Garten Services and Lancaster Mall are both local EarthWISE businesses, certified sustainable through Marion County Public Works Environmental Services.


Attached Media Files: Garten Services Shred & Electronics Take Back Day , Garten Services Recycle Event
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 4 lbs of Methamphetamine, Arrest of Two People - Highway 97 south of Bend
Oregon State Police - 04/11/14
Two people were arrested last Friday in connection with an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Highway 97 about four miles south of Bend after a trooper located approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

On April 4, 2014 at approximately 12:20 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2003 Hyundai Elantra displaying Oregon license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 146 for a speed violation. During the traffic stop the two occupants were identified as driver CARMEN D. ZAVALA, age 32, from Madras, and passenger DAVEY L. CULPUS, age 28, from Warm Springs.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led troopers to discover approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the car's trunk and rear passenger compartment. Estimated value of the seized methamphetamine is $60,000.

ZAVALA and CULPUS were arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

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Women arrested for throwing lit flares (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 04/11/14
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On April 11, 2014 at 8:04 AM Beaverton Police Department officers located three lit road flares in our northwest parking lot. 28 Year old Brenda Adams of Tigard, Oregon was arrested in connection with the incident. Adams was seen by witnesses throwing the lit flares and then fleeing the area in her vehicle. Adams was stopped after she was located driving her vehicle a short distance away from the police station. The evidence and statements collected during the traffic stop supported Adams being the suspect in this incident. Adams was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Offensive Littering.

Evidence and statements collected also supports Adams being the suspect in two similar incidents which occurred at the Beaverton Police Station and at Hwy 26 near Camelot court during the early morning hours of April 4th, 2014. For the April 4th incident Adams was charged with two additional counts of Disorderly Conduct and Offensive Littering.

Adams was transported to Washington County Jail. No one was injured during the incidents. The motive is still under investigation.



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Attached Media Files: Press Release , Photo
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to WCCCA
Washington Co. 9-1-1 - 04/11/14
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government at its management.

An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual(s), department or agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR. This has been presented to the Administration and Finance Division of WCCCA.

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL and Washington D.C.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/3406/73306/CAFR.pdf
Beaverton City Library Celebrates National Library Week with Family-Friendly Events
City of Beaverton - 04/11/14
To celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19, the Beaverton City Library will host a variety of free events open to the public.

"The Beaverton City Library does an outstanding job unifying our community by offering a wide-range of public events," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "A special thanks goes to each employee and volunteer at the library. Their involvement makes Beaverton a stronger community."

Beaverton City Library will host the following events:

Food For Fines (April 12-20): The library is accepting non-perishable food items in place of fines to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Each item is worth $2 and an individual can earn up $20 in fine forgiveness.

Poetry Writing Contest (April 14-30): Teens are challenged to submit up to three creative limerick poems in the annual poetry contest. Winners will be awarded cash prizes.

Potato Head Palooza (April 16, 4-5 p.m.): Families are invited to bring children ages 4-12 to drop in and make a potato head.

Book Signing (April 16, 4-5 p.m.): Author Marissa Meyer will hold a book signing and question/answer session for her bestselling novel, Cinder.

Día de Los Niños /Libros (April 26): This day is dedicated to celebrating children and reading. Beginning at 1 p.m., families are welcome to bring children ages 2-8 to participate in crafts, games and listen to special guest, Chayag, perform Andean music.

In 1957, the National Book Committee started National Library week after research showed that Americans were spending more on radio and television and less on books. The American Library Association continues the tradition to remind the public of the powerful impact libraries and librarians have on a community. This year's theme is, "Lives Change Daily at Your Library" and includes all types of libraries (schools, public, academic, and specialized).

"National Library Week is about thanking our staff for their hard work," said Abigail Elder, library director. "We encourage the community to help us celebrate by stopping in and getting involved."
For more information, please visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

ABOUT THE BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items. The library has two facilities, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items. The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community. The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide library service. For more information on available services, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Upcoming Spring Forum Event Promotes Why Agents are the Answer to Navigate Healthcare Reform
VanNatta Public Relations - 04/11/14
Portland, Ore (April 11, 2014) The 2014 Portland Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU) Spring Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 29th, from 7:30am to 4:30pm at the Oregon Convention Center. This unique event provides attendees the opportunity to hear about various aspects of the ongoing healthcare reform and why agents are the answer to help businesses and individuals navigate this reform process.

Spring Forum provides attendees the opportunity to hear from several exciting and engaging speakers. Paul Spindel will be discussing how we use ethics, values and boundaries to assist in our decision making. Tom Kramer will share his legal perspective of how to assist clients amidst new employer and individual mandates. Wendy Shaw and Elma Friend will impart some of their Medicare knowledge in their session, Medicare 101. The keynote speaker, Allison Clarke, will be presenting "The Leader Who Never Dies" which is a highly interactive keynote for individuals who inspire others and want to leave their mark on the world. Laura Cali, Oregon's Insurance Commissioner, will discuss the next steps for health insurers amid ongoing Affordable Care Act reform. Dave Sanders will discuss his innovative healthcare company Zoomcare. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is available at www.pahuonline.org. Member registration is offered at $135 and non-member registration is offered at $185.

To learn more about how licensed insurance agents can support your health insurance needs, please visit www.agentsaretheanswer.com. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tim Rasch at 503-293-6440 or email at trasch@larrysherwood.com.
Nearly 50 Oregon Students to Compete in State Level Competition for National History Day
Oregon Historical Society - 04/11/14
Portland, OR - After months of intensive research, students from schools throughout Oregon will present their projects at the annual Oregon History Day competition on Saturday, April 12 from 8 AM - 3 PM at Concordia University. The event is open to the public, and media are welcome to attend; please contact Rachel Randles (rachel.randles@ohs.org, 503.306.5221) if you are planning to cover the event.

This year, 48 students from Jefferson, Umatilla, and Washington counties have entered websites, exhibits, papers, and documentaries into the Oregon History Day competition. Thanks to generous grant funding from the Weston Foundation, the Oregon History Day winners will receive free airfare to the National History Day competition, taking place June 15-19 at the University of Maryland College Park campus in Washington, D.C.

Two years ago, the Oregon Historical Society reintroduced the National History Day program to our state, and has seen the competition grow year over year. Last year, OHS Education Manager Denise Brock chaperoned thirteen finalists to the national competition, and two Oregon students won awards for "outstanding entries." Finalist Olivia Winter from Timber, Oregon, wrote a paper titled "Perkin's Mauve: A Turning Point in Western Textile History and Culture," and her brother, Dominick, submitted a website to the competition titled "From Quill Pens to Metal Type: Gutenberg's Press." The website can be seen at http://35410023.nhd.weebly.com/.

Each fall, OHS kicks off the Oregon History Day program alongside over half a million students across the country. Brock works closely with educators throughout the state, and students use the OHS Research Library and digital assets like the Oregon History Project to conduct research on the annual theme. The 2014 National History Day is "Rights and Responsibilities," and students can present their final project in the form of a paper, website, exhibit, performance, or documentary.

Over 300 historians and education professionals evaluate the finalists' work at the national competition in June. Scholarships will be awarded to select students, and approximately 100 students will take home cash prizes between $250 and $5,000 for superior work in a particular category of judging.


About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content.
Statement by Fort Vancouver National Trust Board of Trustees Chair Steve Horenstein Regarding the Jack Murdock Aviation Center/Pearson Air Museum Complex
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/11/14
Despite months of deliberation, discussions and mediation between the National Park Service and the Fort Vancouver National Trust, the Trust's Board of Trustees has determined that it cannot return to the Pearson Air Museum. We are profoundly disappointed that we have failed to reach agreement with the National Park Service.

The National Park Service terminated the operating agreement for the Pearson Air Museum in February 2013, and the Trust was compelled to move its assets and programs to Pearson Field to a hangar owned by the Trust. In September 2013, the Trust entered into mediation with the National Park Service in hope of finding a way for the Trust to return to operating the Museum. Those discussions continued until this week.

Despite our Board of Trustees' strong desire to return to the Museum, certain provisions that affect the financial viability of the Museum remain unresolved, as did some remaining operational considerations. Because of a confidentiality agreement that precludes disclosure of contract discussions, we cannot discuss the details of those provisions.

In addition, the more-than-year-long lapse in Museum operations has significantly damaged the sustainable operations plan that had been successfully implemented by the Trust over an eight-year period. Returning to the museum is not as simple as just resuming operations. Having been out of the facilities for more than a year means that we essentially would have to start from the beginning, developing new funding and establishing the revenue streams necessary to again become sustainable.

Although the Trust will not be returning to the Pearson Air Museum, it will continue to operate its educational programs and Aviation Summer Camps at the Pearson Field Education Center, as well as its outreach activities and partnerships throughout the metro area. The success of these STEM-based programs, which are steeped in aviation history, was recently recognized by the Washington Aviation Association as it presented the Center with its Northwest Spirit of Aviation Award. Further, the Trust will include the development of an expanded exhibit and education facility to serve the interests of the community and area students as part of the Trust's strategic planning process, which is just being launched.


Attached Media Files: Pearson Chronology
World Forestry Center Discovery Museum Offers Birthday Party Package
World Forestry Center - 04/11/14
The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum is pleased to now offer birthday party packages that are filled with non-stop fun, adventure and interactive exhibits that will engage both kids and adults as they learn about forests and trees of the world.

Party packages include:
Private use of the party room for two hours
Museum admission for up to 30 guests (20 can be children)
One free raft ride photo
10% discount to Museum Forest Store for everyone in your party

Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm - 5pm
Price: $195 ($160 for WFC Members)

Please contact the World Forestry Center Event Sales team at 503.488.2101 or
eventsales@worldforestry.org for more information.
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The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to educating people about the world's forests and environmental sustainability. The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to "educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and environmental sustainability." The Center owns and operates the Discovery Museum located in Portland's Washington Park, Magness Memorial Tree Farm demonstration forest located in Sherwood, Oregon and the World Forest Institute, an international fellowship program. For more information, visit www.worldforestry.org or 503-228-1367.
Wells Fargo reports record quarterly net income
Wells Fargo - 04/11/14
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported record net income of $5.9 billion, or $1.05 per diluted common share, for first quarter 2014, up from $5.2 billion, or $0.92 per share, for first quarter 2013, and up from $5.6 billion, or $1.00 per share, for fourth quarter 2013.

"Our solid first quarter results again demonstrated the ability of our diversified business model to perform for shareholders," said Chairman and CEO John Stumpf. "Our 265,000 team members remained focused on achieving our vision of serving the financial needs of our customers as we grew loans, deposits and increased cross-sell. First quarter 2014 earnings were another record for our Company and capital levels continued to strengthen. Returning more capital to our shareholders has remained a priority for Wells Fargo and we were pleased to have received a non-objection to our 2014 CCAR submission, which included a proposed 17 percent common stock dividend increase to $0.35 per share in the second quarter of this year and higher planned share repurchases compared with 2013 repurchase activity. As we move forward in 2014, I am optimistic about the opportunities ahead and believe that we are well positioned for growth."

Chief Financial Officer Tim Sloan said, "We are very pleased with Wells Fargo's performance in the first quarter, particularly in some of the fundamental drivers of long term growth: loans, deposits, investments, capital and credit quality. Revenue remained relatively stable despite the impact of fewer days in the quarter, reflecting contributions from our diversified sources of fee revenue. In addition, we generated revenue more efficiently as we reduced expenses year-over-year and compared with fourth quarter of last year. Income tax expense in the first quarter was $227 million lower than the prior quarter, driven by a $423 million tax benefit recognized in the first quarter."

The full news release is posted at wellsfargo.com.

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Urban League of Portland's Career Fair
Urban League of Portland - 04/10/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2014

The Urban League of Portland will host 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair
1000 Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014, 10:00AM-3:00PM

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Double Tree Hotel
(by Hilton) located at 1000 Multnomah Street, the Urban League of Portland, in partnership with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Comcast, and Bank of America, is hosting its 21st annual Career Connections Job Fair. The Career Connections Job Fair will feature employers from the Portland metropolitan area's health care, retail, construction, government, non-profit, and corporate. Employers are looking to the Urban League of Portland to help them recruit qualified and skilled diverse job candidates. The Urban League's Career Fair presents a unique opportunity for employers to directly interact with a large pool of skilled diverse candidates.
These employers are hiring for positions from entry-level to professional, from management to executive, ranging from construction and retail, to government and corporate opportunities. Job seekers in the Portland region have this opportunity to connect with a wide array of Portland-area employers who are actively seeking qualified candidates thanks, in part, to the sponsorship provided by: Bank of America, Oregon Department of Transportation, Comcast, The State of Oregon, Clear Channel Media, Portland Development Commission, the Pacific NW- Carpenters Union, Cambia, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Lottery, and Washington County & Washington County's Sheriff's Office. The 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair will include employer participants from Family Care Inc, Kaiser Permanente, Enterprise, NECA-IBEW, the City of Beaverton, US Bank, Tri Met, Country Financial, ITT Tech; Marylhurst University, Oregon & Southern Idaho Laborers, Constructing Hope, Oregon Trades Woman Inc., Life Works NW, and many more.
The Urban League of Portland has deep and longstanding ties to local communities and historical and ongoing relationships with a broad spectrum of: faith-based organizations, sororities, fraternities, minority businesses, and neighborhood groups in the Portland Metro area. It is recognized as one of the best sources for diversity recruitment, and as one of the leading voices for African Americans, people of color, and others in the region. Legacy Health's Sr. Recruitment Consultant Tricia Peck mentioned that Legacy Health is looking forward to the event this year, "Legacy is always excited to participate in this event, it gives us a chance to meet great people and connect with strong candidates for our job opportunities!". Laura Goty, Human Resource Manager at NW Natural said of the Urban League's Career Fair "NW Natural is pleased to once again participate in the Urban League's career fair. It's an excellent venue to talk with potential employees and fits in well with our company's commitment to hire a diverse workforce."
In addition to participating in the Career Fair, job seekers can access thousands of job postings from local employers through The Urban League's resource library, computer lab, and web site year-round.

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information: Debra Lindsay - dlindsay@ulpdx.org 503-280-2600 ext 640
Workforce Development Director - Urban League of Portland
10 N Russell St, Portland OR 97227 fax: 503-281-2612

About the Urban League of Portland
The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. We are a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League.
MISSION
Our mission is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
HISTORY
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically under-served urban communities. The Urban League movement carries out its mission at the local, state and national levels through direct services, advocacy, research, policy analysis, community education and mobilization; coalitions, collaborations, and communications.
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Attached Media Files: 2014-04/3057/73296/Urban_League_of_Portlands_Career_Fair_-April_22_-Press_release.pdf
Oregon State Fair Council Takes Significant Step Forward
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/10/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. on behalf of the Oregon State Fair Council // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 10, 2014

Media Contact: Kerry Tymchuk, Chair, Communications Committee, Oregon State Fair Council
Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society
Office: 503-306-5203

Oregon State Fair Council Takes Significant Step Forward

Salem OR - Oregon State Fair Council President Gene Derfler and Oregon State Parks Director Lisa Van Laanen announced today the signing of an agreement to initiate the transfer of management and control of the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Exposition Center from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to the Oregon State Fair Council. The Parks Department will continue to support the Council as the transition continues.

The Oregon State Fair Council is a public corporation that was created by legislation approved by the Oregon State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber in 2013. Governor Kitzhaber then appointed eleven members to the Council, which held its first meeting in January 2014, and will meet for the fourth time on April 17.

"With the signing of this agreement, the State Fair Council can now officially move forward to fulfill our mission of creating a new sustainable business model for a vibrant and financially stable Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center," said Derfler, a former President of the Oregon State Senate, who was unanimously elected by other Council members to serve as Council President.

The Council is focused on continuing the strong tradition of the Oregon State Fair and creating a business plan for the operation of the Exposition Center. The 149th annual Oregon State Fair will be held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Exposition Center from August 22-September 1, 2014.

The Council will continue to work with stakeholders and the community to seek input and participation in shaping the future of the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center.

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Two Vehicle Crash Results In Serious Injury (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/10/14
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A man who witnesses say forced one vehicle off the roadway after he crossed the center line struck another vehicle sending both men to the hospital. Pavel Bobko, age 32, of Salem was driving his silver Dodge Caravan on Cordon Road NE between Sunnyview Road NE and Carolina Road NE this afternoon around 2:00 p.m. That is when witnesses say it left its lane of travel and collided head on with a white Dodge Dart driven by Isiah Ursprung, age 40, of Salem.

Both men were transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with what investigators are describing as serious injuries. The Marion County Traffic Safety Team's CRASH Unit had the road closed for nearly two hours while they investigated.

Although it is early in the investigation alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in today's crash. As of this time the Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any further details about this incident.


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Marine Board Seeks Input on Fee Options
Oregon Marine Board - 04/10/14
The Oregon State Marine Board will be holding an open house on Monday, April 21 from 3 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm and invites recreational boaters to come to the agency's office at 435 Commercial Street NE, in Salem. The agency Director, Scott Brewen will give an overview of the agency's budget and business model as well as the documented trends in boating uses in Oregon.

"The intent of this first meeting is to start a two-way dialog with registered recreational boaters that will continue through this year and into the 2015 legislative session. By 2015, it will have been 12 years since a fee increase, so it's time to engage our customers and see what ideas they have to keep our existing service levels," says Director Scott Brewen. "Our goal is to share information about our funding sources and perhaps discover other solutions or options from boaters. We're at a point where we have to present the Oregon Legislature with budget concepts at a time when there are significant variables in the air. It's important for boaters to understand where the revenues come from and how they are used to provide services to boaters." Brewen adds.

Free parking is available and this meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing some form of assistance to participate should contact June LeTarte at 503-378-2617 by Friday, April 18.

The Marine Board is funded by registration fees and marine fuel taxes paid by boaters. No general fund tax dollars are used to support the agency or its programs. Boater-paid fees go back to boaters in the form of law enforcement services (on-the-water enforcement, training and equipment), education/outreach materials and boating access facilities.
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Health care study explores the impact of housing on health care use, costs and outcomes
Health Share of Oregon - 04/10/14
- Survey of residents at Bud Clark Commons shows a 55 percent reduction in health care costs
when individuals have stable housing and access to health care services -

(Portland, OR) - A recent study of residents at The Apartments (at Bud Clark Commons indicates a direct relationship between stable housing and both the reduction in health care costs and in improved health care outcomes for Medicaid members. The study, conducted by the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) at Providence Portland Medical Center on behalf of Health Share of Oregon and Home Forward, found that health care costs, including emergency room visits and hospitalizations, fell by over 50 percent in the first six months after a resident moved into stable housing, and continued to dip in the second and third years after moving in. Concurrently, residents reported significant reductions in unmet needs for physical and mental health care and better health overall.

The study, which was based on resident surveys and health care utilization data, included 99 of the 130 residents at The Apartments at Bud Clark Commons (BCC), a permanent supportive housing building in downtown Portland which serves residents who have been experiencing homelessness and complex health issues. Results showed that in the year before they moved into BCC, residents on Medicaid averaged total health care costs of $2,006 per month, or 4.4 times higher than the average adult Medicaid member. In the year after moving in, average costs were $899 per month, a 55 percent decline.

"The results of this study reinforce what we already know about what impacts an individual's health outcomes," noted Janet Meyer, chief executive officer of Health Share of Oregon. "You can't begin to help someone get their chronic health conditions under control when they're living in a doorway or under a bridge. Stable housing, along with other social determinants such as adequate food and transportation, is critical in improving outcomes by helping to manage chronic health conditions."

The study indicates the average resident saw a reduction of over $13,000 in annual claims, which is an amount greater than the estimated $11,600 to house a resident at BCC. Additionally, the reduction in claims was maintained into and beyond the second year of their residency, suggesting that supportive housing has an ongoing impact on health care costs.

"The study certainly adds to evidence supporting a 'housing first' model," said Bill Wright, associate director, Center for Outcomes Research & Education (CORE) at Providence Health & Services and principal investigator for the study. "We found that even when stable housing is not predicated on having already overcome addictions issues; it can produce dramatically better health care outcomes and reduced costs."

Residents also reported significant declines in unmet health care needs, as well as improvements in their own physical and mental health after moving into BCC.

"The Apartments at Bud Clark Commons pair housing and health care to provide some of the most vulnerable residents in our community with a good place to call home. We're very pleased that the research results demonstrate the value of this innovative model," said Steve Rudman, executive director, Home Forward).

"This demonstrates that our investments in affordable housing and ending homelessness are key to reducing health care costs and improving health outcomes in our community. Housing is health care. We're proud to partner in this work," said Traci Manning, director, Portland Housing Bureau.

BCC is an innovative partnership among the Portland Housing Bureau, Home Forward, Transition Projects, Inc., and Multnomah County. The center provides vital resources, shelter and housing placement services to individuals and couples experiencing homelessness in Portland.

BCC apartment residents often have numerous health issues and complex psychosocial barriers that make them among the costliest patients to care for in the community. Coordinated care organizations such as Health Share are increasingly looking for new strategies to effectively care for these highly complex and costly patient populations.

"We're looking forward to continuing our conversations with affordable housing stakeholders in the Tri-County area," added Meyer. "Addressing the needs of these members, those who often receive the least benefit in terms of health outcomes, but who often use the greatest amount of health care resources, will be critical to the success of health care transformation."

Visit http://healthshareoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-3-26-BCC-FINAL-with-appendix.pdf to view the study or please contact Beth Sorensen at beth@healthshareoregon.org or at 503.416.4963 to receive a hard copy.

- About CORE -
The Center for Outcomes Research and Education is a grant-funded health services research shop within Providence Portland Medical Center. CORE's goal is to improve health care and health outcomes for vulnerable populations. To accomplish this, CORE staff field research, conduct program evaluations, and build data systems for health care transformation. They use longitudinal surveys, qualitative interviews, and claims data analysis, and most of their work is conducted with uninsured and Medicaid populations.

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 200,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon is Oregon's largest coordinate care organization. Health Share is a unique community-wide partnership created to ensure quality, cost-effective physical, dental and mental health care for Oregon Health Plan members. With a network of over 18,000 providers, including over 900 dentists, Health Share provides an integrated community delivery system with the objective of achieving better care, better health and lower costs for the Medicaid population and for the region.

Health Share is a collaborative of 11 founding partners: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

- About Home Forward -
As the largest provider of affordable housing in Oregon, Home Forward (formerly known as the Housing Authority of Portland) offers a variety of housing options to low-income individuals and families: more than 6,000 apartments to rent, including approximately 1,980 units of public housing, and approximately 9,390 Section 8 rent assistance vouchers. Housing is available to individuals, families, people with disabilities or special needs and seniors who meet each program's income guidelines. Home Forward is a public corporation serving all of Multnomah County, including the cities of Gresham, Fairview, Portland, and Troutdale, and other East County communities.

- About Portland Housing Bureau -
Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) focuses community resources on solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland by building and preserving affordable housing; supporting programs that help low-income Portlanders find, rent, buy, retain and repair their homes; bringing together and leading our partners as we assess housing needs, choose efficient solutions and identify funding; and reaching out to racially and culturally diverse groups to ensure their participation in the economic opportunities that our housing investments create.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 Executive & Working Session Board Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 04/10/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Board Working Session Meeting & Executive Session on Monday, April 14, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30p.m. The board will take action on five Extended Travel Requests and one Amended Resolution to Prequalify General Contractors for 2014 Bond Projects. Followed by a School Improvement Presentation on Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID). The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
MESD Board Regular Session 4-15-14 @ 6:00
Multnomah ESD - 04/10/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session immediately following the Executive Session on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m., at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room. The Board will receive the monthly financial report, review Board Policies and receive Board Reports.

The agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD Website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
Two Rivers Correctional Institution reports inmate death
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/10/14
A Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) inmate died unexpectedly Thursday morning. As with all unanticipated inmate deaths of state prison inmates, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on April 10, 2014, inmate Dean Wayne Guiley, 53, was found unresponsive in his housing unit. He was pronounced deceased at 7:27 a.m.

Guiley entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on August 14, 2001, on three counts of Kidnapping I and one count of Assault II out of Lane County. His earliest release date was January 2043.

Next of kin has been notified. DOC will release more details when the investigation is completed.

TRCI is a medium and minimum security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities. TRCI opened in March 2000.

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Union Gospel Mission to Provide Over 700 Easter Meals for the Homeless (Photo)
Union Gospel Mission - 04/10/14
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Union Gospel Mission to Provide Over 700 Easter Meals for the Homeless

Portland, OR - Preparations are underway at Union Gospel Mission to provide over 700 meals for the homeless and people in need on Easter Sunday, April 20 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Union Gospel Mission is seeking donations of coffee for the meal. The Easter brunch menu consists of eggs benedict, hash browns, fruit ambrosia, orange juice and coffee. In addition to the meal, guests will receive Hope Tote hygiene kits. These kits contain essentials such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant and more.

Last Easter, Union Gospel Mission served 717 meals and gave away 526 Hope Totes. The Mission expects to serve as many or more meals this year. The meal is free and open to anyone in need.

"We try to make this meal a great Easter brunch for people who come to this event. Coffee is a huge need for us. We are looking for donations of coffee from anyone who can help out," said Lori Quinney, Food Service Coordinator at Union Gospel Mission.

If you would like to make a donation of coffee, contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or drop off donations at 3 NW Third Avenue in Portland. Financial donations can be made securely online at www.ugmportland.org

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission's purpose is "Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor." Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange, a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.

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PF&R at scene of SW Portland house fire/possible fire victim
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/10/14
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At 12:48pm PF&R crews were dispatched to the scene of a house fire at 10931 SW 61st ave. Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire and smoke from a single family residence and there were reports that an elderly male was still inside. Fire crews immediately began search and rescue efforts and found one deceased fire victim. The fire was contained to just one room; fire investigators are on scene to identify the victim and establish a cause of the fire. There were reports that neighbors made several attempts to enter the burning home before firefighters arrived. "While we certainly understand and appreciate the efforts of these concerned citizens and neighbors we want to also enforce our concern for their safety. Without the proper equipment they could have easily been additional victims in this tragedy. PF&R has made safety messaging a priority and our message here is to survey your own homes for hazards and ensure you have operating smoke alarms, create an escape plan and use the 911 system for emergencies" said PF&R Fire Chief Erin Janssens, who was at the scene today -"Our hearts go out to the family members, neighbors and friends for their loss today."
Fire investigators will be continuing their investigation and will provide information on the cause and how the clutter/hoarding situation may have effected the outcome. No other injuries to residents, pets or firefighters were reported.


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Search reopens for Oregon Arts Commission|Oregon Cultural Trust Executive Director
Oregon Arts Commission - 04/10/14
Following a preliminary round of interviews, the screening committee for the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search has elected to reopen the search to ensure a pool of two to three finalists for the public round of interviews.

While impressed with initial applicants, the committee determined expanding the search will guarantee a stronger group of finalists.

"We are committed to finding the best possible candidate to lead our organizations into the future," agreed Julie Vigeland, chair of the Arts Commission and Bob Speltz, chair of the Cultural Trust board of directors. "If that requires spending more time on the process, we will do it."

The executive director is a full-time, executive service position located in Salem, Ore. The successful candidate will become part of the state's Executive Service team. The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization or two (2) years of management experience in a public or private organization and 45 to 48 quarter hours (30 to 32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. The salary range is from $64,608 to $95,136 per year plus benefits.

For additional information on the requirements and desired attributes for the position please view the complete announcement. The announcement can be found at www.Oregonjobs.org and is scheduled to close at the end of the day on Monday, April 28. Interested candidates should apply now.

Interested candidates, or those wishing to recommend a candidate, should contact Lawson at (503) 373-7677 with questions.

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The mission of the Oregon Business Development Department, Business Oregon, is to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. This position is located within the Oregon Arts Commission section and is responsible in providing leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon Legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grant making, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.


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Wells Fargo First Quarter Earnings Information
Wells Fargo - 04/10/14
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is scheduled to announce its first quarter 2014 earnings on Friday, April 11, at 5 a.m. The news release will be available at wellsfargo.com/invest_relations/earnings.

The company will host a live conference call on Friday, April 11, at 7 a.m. You may participate by dialing 866-872-5161 (U.S. and Canada) or 706-643-1962 (International). The call will also be available at wellsfargo.com/invest_relations/earnings and at http://us.meeting-stream.com/wellsfargocompany_041114.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) on April 11 through Friday, April 18. Please dial 855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 404-537-3406 (International) and enter Conference ID #75709909. The replay will also be available at wellsfargo.com/invest_relations/earnings.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the internet, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.
Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Presents 'Spring Into Fashion' Fundraiser
City of Beaverton - 04/10/14
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) invites the public to attend its 'Spring Into Fashion' fundraiser on Friday, April 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at South Ridge High School (9625 SW 125th Avenue). This fashion show features special needs students from the Beaverton School District showcasing their finest attire as well as multi-school Bollywood dance and a cappella performances. All proceeds will be donated to Easter Seals Oregon.

"This is a fun way for students to show their individuality and raise funds for a noteworthy organization," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It's important to recognize the organizations that help our community and show our appreciation by giving back."

The Easter Seals Oregon organization focuses on assisting children and adults with autism and other developmental, physical and mental disabilities. MYAB chose this organization because it has provided tens of thousands of youth throughout Oregon with the comprehensive therapy and treatment.

The event is open to all ages, and MYAB encourages the public to bring family and friends to share this experience. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 dollars. For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB.

MYAB reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB's mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city.

MYAB also focuses on community service projects promoting civic involvement. Past projects included supporting Washington County's Project Homeless Connect, hosting a Senior Prom at Maryville Nursing Home, collecting canned food on Halloween, producing the Beaverton Teen Idol program (which raises money for Homeplate Youth Services), and supporting the Adopt-A-Road program. Representatives from MYAB also travel to Washington, D.C. each year to participate in the National League of Cities conference and collaborate with other youth delegates from across the country.

The committee consists of 30 members from Beaverton-area high schools who are selected by the Mayor to serve on the advisory board for a two-year term through an open application process.

For information about MYAB, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB or contact Kate Taylor at 503-526-2227 or MailboxMayorMYAB@BeavertonOregon.gov.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Clark County is lacing up--here's why
March of Dimes - 04/10/14
Approximately 500 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Vancouver on April 26th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They're walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Here's why:
* In an average week in Washington, 1,664 babies are born and 163 (9.8%) of them are preterm

* Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and can result in lifelong complications such as vision and hearing problems and neurological disabilities.

* More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


Mark Your Calendar for the Clark County March for Babies

When: Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM

Where: Esther Short Park in Vancouver

How: Sign up to walk and fundraise at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Visit marchforbabies.org and find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.

Locally March for Babies is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Big 5, Gro Outdoor Living, Davidson Insurance, Legacy Salmon Creek, PeaceHealth SW Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, 99.5 The Wolf, 105.1 The Buzz, 97.1 Charlie FM and Vancouver Family Magazine. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes' number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
Museum by Moonlight Seuss Edition- A sneak preview of "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit (Photo)
World Forestry Center - 04/10/14
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Portland, OR- Join the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum for a sneak preview of "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit before it opens to the public at Museum by Moonlight on Thursday, May 22. This rare glimpse into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel features rare and never-before-seen works from the 1920's to 1990's.

The first 150 Museum by Moonlight attendees will receive a free exhibition catalog and all attendees will be entered to win a framed limited edition print by Dr. Seuss from the Shaffer Fine Art Gallery. Tickets include museum admission, two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres.

Museum by Moonlight
Thursday, May 22
5:30-8:30 pm
(21 and older)

$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door
Members: $10 at door
Tickets available at www.worldforestry.org

Celebrating the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel, "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit chronicles his life and career with a focus on the common artistic links throughout his nearly 70 years of creativity. See Seuss's classic illustration art from The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Yertle the Turtle, and The Lorax, as well as early magazine covers, advertising pieces, war commentary, his whimsical unorthodox taxidermy, and an amazing assortment of larger-than-life bronze sculptures!

The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. The Discovery Museum is dedicated to bringing exhibits of art, history and culture from around the world to its Special Exhibits Gallery. The museum is five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26. The Center is also accessible by MAX light rail line. WFC visitors are encouraged to ride MAX or take TriMet bus #63.


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Deported Felon Arrested Following Menacing Incident Near Oregon City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), arrested a 28-year old man Wednesday night on numerous charges related to an investigation that the suspect shot at another vehicle while traveling on Highway 213 off Interstate 205. Subsequent investigation determined a BB gun was used and the suspect was in possession of heroin. Troopers also confirmed the suspect was a deported offender on felony probation out of Multnomah County following a conviction on heroin-related crimes.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 21-year old female called OSP Northern Command Center dispatch reporting that ten minutes earlier a man in a silver Ford pickup fired a BB gun, striking the side of her car after she exited southbound Interstate 205 onto Highway 213 in the Oregon City area. For an unknown reason, the Ford pickup almost rear-ended her car as she exited the freeway and pulled along the passenger side. The male passenger in her car yelled "Gun" when he saw the Hispanic male driver in the Ford pickup pointing it at the car. The car's two occupants both said they heard something hit the side of the car after the man shot a BB gun at them.

As an OSP trooper contacted the complainant in a convenience store parking lot off Interstate 205 to obtain information, CCSO called OSP advising they stopped the Ford pickup on Highway 213 near Molalla.

The trooper responded to the CCSO stop location. The detained driver provided a Mexico driver license that was later determined to be fake with a false name and date of birth. Subsequent investigation also led to the discovery of a BB gun in the pickup, approximately 5 grams of suspected heroin, and over $6,600 cash.

The driver was taken into custody and initially transported to the OSP Portland Area Command office. Upon arrival, he admitted the license was fraudulent and purchased to be used as false identification. The suspect provided another name and date of birth that also proved to be false. He said he was deported over 2 years ago and had illegally returned about a month ago.

After lodging the suspect in Clackamas County Jail, fingerprints were taken and run through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). As a result, the suspect was positively identified as DANIEL JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN, age 28, a deported offender on felony probation supervision out of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (MCDCJ). Prior to learning JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was back in Oregon, MCDCJ had him listed on "Inactive" status because he was known to have been deported and wasn't actively being supervised but was being monitored in case he returned.

In addition to an ICE hold, JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

* Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Heroin
* Menacing
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
* Menacing

Upon confirming JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was in custody in Oregon, MCDCJ filed a detainer because of his known probation violation related to the arrest.

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Salem Hospital receives Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM); Only large Oregon hospital recognized as national leader for patient experience
Salem Health - 04/10/14
Salem Hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the second consecutive year. This distinction places Salem Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience. Salem Hospital was identified for providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Salem Hospital is also the only large hospital in Oregon to achieve this honor.

"As a Magnet(R) organization, everyone here is aware of our commitment to positively impact the patient experience through clinical excellence resulting in good clinical outcomes as well as high patient satisfaction," said Marty Enriquez, vice president and chief nursing officer at Salem Health. "We believe that patient experience is intertwined with the quality of our care and is key to delivering the best possible outcomes for those we serve."

Healthgrades evaluated 3,582 hospitals that submitted patient surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from March 2012 - April 2013, to assess those hospitals that are leading the nation in delivering the best patient experience. To be eligible for the Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, hospitals had to meet additional clinical quality requirements. This ensures recipient hospitals are delivering strong outcomes in addition to an excellent patient experience during the hospitalization. The top 15 percent of this national group (447 hospitals) achieved the 2014 award, and Salem Hospital is 1 of only 4 recipients in Oregon, and 1 of 394 hospitals to rank in the top 10 percent nationally.

In January, Healthgrades announced that Salem Hospital was a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and Critical Care Excellence Award. The patient experience award continues to solidify Salem Hospital as a national leader for both excellent clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

"It takes great effort, involving many people at all levels of large organizations to achieve the type of culture change necessary to improve the patient experience," said David Barlow, director of service excellence. "Achieving high patient satisfaction involves partnering with families in significant ways to improve care and welcoming participation from our guests in the design of structures and process that ultimately help us serve others better. Wherever we have success with tests of change and innovation we share those across our system with the intent to bring that same positive experience to all patients."

Healthgrades evaluated Salem Hospital's performance as assessed by the hospital's patients across 27 different questions that roll up to ten distinct measures. Ranging from cleanliness and noise levels in a patient room to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patient's needs, the measures also include whether a patient would recommend this hospital to friends or family.

"As consumers are becoming more active participants in their health care, measured performance surrounding the patient experience at a hospital is an increasingly important consideration for patients in choosing where to receive their care," said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy for Healthgrades. "Consumers can rest assured that those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Patient Experience Award demonstrate a commitment to exceptional focus on the needs of the patient during their stay at the hospital."

For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit: healthgrades.com today.

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler hosts 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon Youth of the Year celebration
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 04/10/14
MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
April 10, 2014

Contact: Traci Rose
trose@bgcportland.org/503.702.4886


EIGHT YOUTH FROM ACROSS THE STATE VIE FOR THE TITLE OF OREGON BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Celebration hosted by State Treasurer Ted Wheeler; keynote speaker Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand


WHAT
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon will host their annual State Youth of the Year competition sponsored by Tupperware Brands, KeyBank and Shari's Restaurants on Friday, April 11, 2014. Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier recognition program for Club members, which promotes service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.

Oregon Clubs represented at this year's State Youth of the Year celebration include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam
Boys & Girls Clubs of Corvallis Boys & Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwestern Oregon
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rouge Valley

The Oregon Youth of the Year receives a $1,000 college scholarship, then goes on to compete for the title of Pacific Region Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year.

WHO
Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler
Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand
Erin Hubert, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

Youth of the Year Candidates:
*Bree, representing the Salem, Marion & Polk County Clubs, is a senior at So. Salem High School
*Carl, representing the Albany Clubs, is a senior at South Albany High School
*Chelsey, representing the Southwestern Oregon Clubs, is a Sophomore at N. Bend High School
*Jennie, representing the Central Oregon Clubs, is a senior at Bend Senior High School
*Miliya, representing the Roge Valley Clubs, is a senior at Illinois Valley High School
*Steven, representing the Portland Metropolitan Clubs, is a senior at Hillsboro High School.
*Yared, representing the Greater Santiam Clubs, is a senior at College Hill High School.

WHEN
Friday, April 11, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE
Red Lion Convention Center Windows Skyroom, 6th Floor
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon
Driver Cited in Alcohol-Involved Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126E near Belknap Springs in NE Lane County
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
A female driver was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an investigation into Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle injury rollover crash on Highway 126E near S. Belknap Springs Road in northeast Lane County. The OSP investigation indicated alcohol was a contributing factor.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 4:05 p.m., OSP was notified of a rollover crash with driver entrapment on Highway 126E near milepost 18. An OSP trooper arrived on scene about 50 minutes later and contacted an off-duty Warm Springs police officer who stopped to help.

Subsequent investigation revealed a 2013 Honda Civic driven by WANDA L. KELLER, age 65, from McKenzie Bridge, was eastbound on Highway 126E passing other vehicles at a high rate of speed. A witness traveling westbound reported having to pull onto the shoulder as the Honda approached. The Honda swerved back to the eastbound lane, hit a dirt berm on the shoulder and launched in the air for 80 - 90 feet before landing and rolling onto its top against a guardrail.

KELLER was extricated by Upper McKenzie Fire & Rescue firefighters and transported by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Her injuries were non-life threatening. She was cited by OSP for DUII and Reckless Driving.

No photographs available for this release.

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Centennial School District Holds Budget Meeting
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 04/10/14
Sam Breyer, Superintendent, Centennial School District, will hold a budget presentation, Thursday, April 17 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Board Room at Centennial's District Office.

During the presentation, Breyer will talk about the 2014 - 15 budget process and highlight proposed additions. This is the first time since 2007-08 that the district can consider additions to the budget.

The Centennial School District Office is located at 18135 S.E. Brooklyn Street, Portland.

The district will hold a community workshop on the budget Wednesday, May 7 in the Community Room at Centennial High School from 6 - 7- p.m. During the workshop attendees will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed budget. Centennial High School is located at 3505 S.E. 182nd, Gresham.
E911 Service Restored StateWide
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 04/10/14
Enhanced 911 phone service has been restored from Century Link 911 outage overnight. However, sporadic call routing difficulties may still occur.

In Clark County please call 360-696-4461 if you have any difficulties


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/561/73270/NR1_E911_Services_Restored.pdf
Update on shooting in City of Yamhill from April 5, 2014
Yamhill Co. District Attorney's Office - 04/10/14
To: Local Media

From: Bradley C. Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney

On April 5, 2014, at approximately 2059hrs, Yamhill County dispatch received a '911' call of a shooting that occurred at 825 E. Azalea Street, Yamhill, OR. Emergency units were dispatched as well as law enforcement.

Colby Lyle Duyn (DOB: 032894) was treated at the scene and transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center, where he died later that evening.

At the scene, and deemed to be the person handling the 9mm pistol at the time it fired, was Chad Joseph Barton (DOB: 092194).

Mr. Duyn and Mr. Barton were longtime friends and on the date of this tragic incident had been together for several hours before the shooting. At this time it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor.

Law enforcement personnel from the Yamhill Police Department were assisted by personnel from the Carlton Police Department, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Police and the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office.

This investigation into this apparent accidental shooting is continuing. Any further questions can be directed to Brad Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney, 503-434-7539


Attached Media Files: Press Release on Letterhead
UPDATE-FOUND SAFE:Public's help sought in locating a missing and endangered 63-year-old male (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/10/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is seeking the public's help in locating Richard McDonald, a 63-year-old male. Mr. McDonald was reported missing from his care facility on 4-08-14 at 9:30 a.m. Mr. McDonald was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and may be wearing gold rimmed reading glasses. Mr. McDonald suffers from medical issues which require medication. Anyone with information on Mr. McDonald's whereabouts are asked to contact Det. Lori Fonken at lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov. (see attached photo)


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Portlanders are lacing up--here's why
March of Dimes - 04/10/14
Approximately 3,000 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Portland on April 26th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They're walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Here's why:
* In an average week in Oregon, 876 babies are born and 80 (9.1%) of them are preterm

* Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and can result in lifelong complications such as vision and hearing problems and neurological disabilities.

* More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


Mark Your Calendar for the Portland March for Babies

When: Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM

Where: Rose Quarter Commons at the Moda Center in Portland

How: Sign up to walk and fundraise at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Visit marchforbabies.org and find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.

Locally March for Babies is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Big 5, Liberty Mutual, Cambia Health Solutions, Wells Fargo, Moda Health, Stoel Rives LLP, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Liberty Mutual, Legacy Health, Fred Meyer, Providence Health and Services, 99.5 The Wolf, 105.1 The Buzz and 97.1 Charlie FM. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes' number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
Salem residents are lacing up--here's why
March of Dimes - 04/10/14
Approximately 650 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Salem on April 26th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They're walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Here's why:
* In an average week in Oregon, 876 babies are born and 80 (9.1%) of them are preterm

* Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and can result in lifelong complications such as vision and hearing problems and neurological disabilities.

* More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


Mark Your Calendar for the Salem March for Babies

When: Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM

Where: Salem Health Southeast Parking Lot

How: Sign up to walk and fundraise at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Visit marchforbabies.org and find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.

Locally March for Babies is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Big 5, Salem Health, Grove Muller and Swank P.C., Diagnostic Imaging, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank, 99.5 The Wolf, 105.1 The Buzz and 97.1 Charlie FM. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes' number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
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Two occupants of a commercial truck received minor injuries Wednesday evening in a traffic crash along Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant Kurt Marvin, on April 9, 2014 at approximately 7:18 p.m. (Mountain Time), a 2008 Volvo truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by NURLAN SADVAKASSOV, age 29, residence not available, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 221. SADVAKASSOV said he lost control while trying to avoid an animal on the highway. As the truck traveled onto the eastbound shoulder, SADVAKASSOV over-corrected causing the truck and trailer to cross the highway where it crashed and came to rest on the westbound side of the highway and traffic lane.

Vale Ambulance responded to the scene and transported SADVADASSOV and passenger ALEXANDER MIKHAYLOV, age 26, residence not available, to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario for treatment of minor injuries. Both men were treated and released. Safety restraint use information is not available.

The highway was closed for about 20 minutes before being open to one lane with ODOT flagging traffic through using the westbound lane.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office. Trooper Brian Wickert is the lead investigator.

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Pacific Power investments reduce power outage frequency and duration for customers
Pacific Power - 04/10/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 10, 2014
503-813-7291
tom.gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow: @TomGauntt1

Pacific Power investments reduce power outage frequency and duration for customers
Technology upgrades, grid hardening and vegetation management drop outages by 40 percent
PORTLAND, Ore.--Power outages are getting fewer and farther between for Pacific Power customers as targeted long term investments to strengthen the utility's power grid are showing positive results.
Since 2007, the number of outages has dropped markedly, by 40 percent. The average duration of a customer outage has dropped 28 percent, according to year end 2013 figures.
"It is great to see that our targeted projects reducing the number of outages, vastly improving our ability to isolate outages when they do occur to minimize inconvenience to our customers," said Doug Butler, vice president of operation.
To ensure that customers receive the safest, most reliable and affordable service possible, the company is focused on continuous improvement. These improvements in service were due in part to the utility's investments in several key projects, including:
* Targeted Circuit Program: Since 2007, Pacific Power has completed 480 targeted projects on 220 circuits. The intensive investment, which includes proactive animal protection and technical upgrades, will continue in the coming years on a priority basis for the other nearly 700 circuits in Pacific Power's grid.
* More resilient lines: Pacific Power has pioneered the use of specially-constructed cable that absorbs incidental knocks by branches and animals without power being lost. In addition, the company has also developed techniques to make line splices stronger in areas especially hard hit by wind, rain and snow.
* Substation Upgrades: Technicians have upgraded substation equipment to handle an increase in demand, to improve equipment performance or to maintain or restore service when electricity needs to be rerouted.
* Vegetation Management: Crews worked to keep our electric lines free from trees and brush, helping to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of service to our customers. The company has trimmed nearly 1 million trees in the last two years. Vegetation-related outage events are down by 30 percent since 2007.
Butler concludes: "We are proud of the improvements we have made. Our program to improve reliability has been successful; of course weather and other unexpected events can always wreak havoc with this work, which disappoints us and our customers, but we still are working hard to make sure as few customers as possible are affected whenever a problem occurs on the power lines that serve our customers."

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.
Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 58 west of Willamette Pass Ski Area (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
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One person was injured early Thursday morning in a commercial truck rollover crash on Highway 58 about one mile west of the Willamette Pass Ski area. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the driver.

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 1:15 a.m., an International truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with medical supplies driven by TEODOR MARGINEANU, age 64, from Portland, was westbound on Highway 68 near milepost 61 when MARGINEANU failed to safely negotiate a right curve. The truck and trailer crossed both eastbound lanes, struck a guardrail damaging approximately 300 feet of railing and then tipped onto the left side before coming to rest blocking the right eastbound lane. The trailer split open spilling a portion of the interior load onto the highway.

Co-driver/passenger WILLIAM MORRIS, age 50, from Nampa, Idaho, was asleep in the truck's sleeper berth and received serious, non-life threatening injury. He was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

MARGINEANU was using safety restraints and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Maintain Lane and later given a ride by a trooper to an area hotel.

OSP troopers from Oakridge and Springfield responded to investigate the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oakridge Fire & EMS, Northwest HazMat Inc., and ODOT. Both eastbound lanes were closed for about four hours. One eastbound lane is now closed until the vehicles are removed and ODOT assesses guardrail damage. Traffic updates at www.TripCheck.com.

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SWAT Training Today in Felida
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/10/14
The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team will be conducting training exercises today at an abandoned house in the 11900 block of NW Lakeshore Dr. from approximately 9am until 6pm. The training exercise will most likely involve a few loud explosions at some point in the afternoon.
Large training signs will be placed near the location and neighboring residences will be notified.
This release is to make you aware of the exercise, in the event you receive calls from citizens.
No PIO will be on-scene and SWAT will not be available for interviews.
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office reports 9-1-1 lines back inservice
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/10/14
Centurylink service in Yamhill County has been restored and the 9-1-1 lines are working again.
Man arrested following 8 hour stand-off with police (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 04/10/14
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A man has been taken into custody in Forest Grove following an 8 hour stand-off with police following what started out as a call of a man with a gun shortly after 5pm on 4/9/14. Arrested was 56 y/o Gregory Glanville who is transient and listed a previous address in Forest Grove.

Forest Grove Police arrived at K & S Auto Sales located at 3821 Pacific Avenue after a witness reportedly observed a man with a gun walk through the parking lot and enter the business. Officers arrived on scene within seconds of the call and learned that a robbery was in progress. Officers learned moments later that the owner of the business was engaged in a volatile physical struggle inside and that shots had been fired by the suspect in the struggle. These rounds reportedly narrowly missed hitting the business owner.

Police surrounded the location and requested additional assistance. The business owner along with a woman and small child were able to escape the business leaving the armed suspect inside.

Members of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to negotiate Glanville's surrender over several hours. Glanville was still armed and reportedly made threats to kill police and others during the standoff. After attempts to negotiate with Glanville failed, officers deployed chemical agents in an attempt to force him out. Glanville was eventually taken into custody shortly after 1:00am this date.

The business owner suffered minor injuries during his struggle with the suspect. The woman and child were not injured. No officers were injured in the incident.

Glanville will be lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of Firearm. Glanville will also be lodged on a Deschutes County Warrant.


Attached Media Files: Glanville
Emergency alert - 911 system is down
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 04/10/14
For an unknown reason the 911 system is down in Cowlitz and surrounding counties. While the system is down call (360) 577-3090 or (360) 577-3084 to report an emergency if you live in Cowlitz County. Please spread this information to your friends and neighbors via all means possible.
04/09/14
-UPDATE-Man Killed on Railroad Tracks Identified
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
-UPDATE-Man Killed on Railroad Tracks Identified

April 9, 2014--The man that was killed on the train tracks has been identified as James Yelton, 42, from Tigard. It was reported that he left his house and went for a walk about 8:00 p.m. the evening of April 7, 2014. It is not known why Mr. Yelton was on the railroad tracks. This case is still under investigation.


Original release below:

PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-505188

Deputies Responded to Man Killed by Train

April 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a train struck and killed a man who was on the railroad tracks.

On April 7, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a secluded area, close to SW Tonquin Loop concerning a train crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered there was an unidentified man laying on the train tracks in the path of a northbound Portland and Western (P&W) Railroad train. The tracks were on a raised dike over a wetlands area. The train engineer saw the man about 150 feet prior to striking him. The train was reportedly traveling 30 mph and blew the air horn with no response from the man. Due to the train's heavy weight, it traveled 800 additional feet after striking the man before coming to a full stop.

The man did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man did not have any identification, and investigators are attempting to identify the man using fingerprint analysis. He is described as a white male about 40 years old with a medium build and brown colored hair.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene along with P&W investigators to assist in the investigation. The railroad track was closed until about 3:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.
Advisory: OSP Roseburg Area Command Office Building Closed to Move to New Location
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Roseburg Area Command office is moving to a new location, prompting an administrative closure for one week starting 3:00 p.m., April 10. OSP patrol troopers, fish & wildlife troopers, and criminal detectives will still be working on the road and out of other police facilities during the move.

OSP Lieutenant Douglas Ladd said the closure is necessary to facilitate movement of the telephone switching system and other IT components from the current facility to the new location at 6536 Old Highway 99N. The new location is at the 129 interchange off Interstate 5.

During the closure, Ladd noted the office will be closed to the public and all phone and data lines will be non-operational. OSP law enforcement operations will not be affected.

The new facility is tentatively scheduled to open for business Thursday, April 17.

Anyone can still request contact with an OSP trooper assigned to the Roseburg Area Command office through the Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 440-3333.

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Vancouver Credit Union Robbed
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/09/14
On April 9, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a robbery alarm at the Cascade Federal Credit Union (1706 D St #C).

Employees reported that a male entered the credit union with a bandanna pulled over his face, lifted his jacket to reveal a handgun in his waistband, and demanded money. He fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a white male 30-40, 6', 200 lbs., wearing a black jacket, black pants, plaid print baseball cap, bandanna, and black gloves.

A search of the area was conducted, the suspect was not located.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Vancouver Police.
Home owner rescued from stopped tram on side of lake oswego Hill (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 04/09/14
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around 12:10PM today firefighters from lake Oswego Fire Department were dispatched to a report of a tram stuck halfway down a steep hill behind a house at 1745 South Shore Blvd. When they arrived they found the female homeowner about 300 feet down the tracks inside the tram car. She was the only occupant and was the one that called 9-1-1. It was determined that a large boulder rolled down the very steep hill sometime after last night and damaged the deck and control panel of the tram. When she started down in the tram she got to about 70 feet from the bottom when it suddenly stopped and the emergency break system activated leaving her 10 feet up in the air on the track and 70 feet from the bottom up the steep hill.

Firefighters used the rescue boat to reach her from the lake side and were able to coach her down a 14' tall ladder out of the tram car. Ones she was down from the car firefighters attached a rope to her to assist with going down the steep hill to the awaiting rescue boat. She was taken to the Lake Corp office and eventually back home. She was a little shaken up but not injured.

"Its rare to have an incident like this where we have to use two specialty rescues, the water rescue team and rope rescue team" said Training Chief Randy Hopkins. "It definitely shows that training for these situations work by how smooth the entire rescue went". The entire rescue took almost 45 minutes to get her safely down.

Photo caption: Firefighters prepare the ladder to get the stuck woman down from the tram car. In the background you can see some of the damage the rock made to the deck and railing.


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Names released in Forest Grove fatal Crash
Forest Grove Police - 04/09/14
The Forest Grove Police Department is releasing the names of the individuals involved in the fatal crash this morning on 18th Avenue.

The deceased was 49 y/o J T Mercado-Nuno of Hillsboro. The other injured individual was 27 y/o Scott B. Bafaro of Portland. Bafaro was transported to the hospital by private vehicle with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. Both victims were employed by Oregon Green Thumb Landscape Maintenance out of Forest Grove and were in the process of unloading equipment from a work trailer when the crash occured.

The driver of the vehicle was 25 y/o Eric Adam MacDonald of Forest Grove.

This crash is still under investigation by Forest Grove detectives along with members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team. No citations have been issued.
Business Oregon Leads Business Development Mission to Japan and Taiwan (Photo)
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 04/09/14
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SALEM - On April 14 a delegation led by Business Oregon will be in Japan to promote Oregon firms, meet with individual Japanese companies and hold seminars on doing business in Oregon, in partnership with the Japanese American Society of Oregon.

It's a busy season for trade promotion, as an Oregon delegation returned from Brazil on March 22, and Business Oregon is accompanying seven Oregon companies to the world's largest trade show for advanced manufacturers this week in Hannover, Germany.

The latest delegation of officials and business leaders will travel to Tokyo and Osaka the week of April 14th for a series of meetings and to deliver two seminars with the broad goal of developing business and trade between Japan and the state of Oregon. The centerpiece is the annual Doing Business in Oregon (DBO) seminar, to take place in Tokyo and then Osaka, which has been presented in Japan by the Business Committee of the Japan Oregon Society of Oregon (JASO) since 2010.

"We have built up a strong network of relationships and a strong reputation in Japan as an ideal place for Japanese investment and trade," said Business Oregon Director Tim McCabe. "We have proven that using our foreign office in Tokyo and a network of Japanese-speaking resources, we are ready to help duplicate the success in Oregon already enjoyed by such firms as Panasonic, Montbell and Shimadzu Corporation."

The DBO seminars in Japan are presented by the Business Committee of JASO and Business Oregon. Sponsors include Delta Air Lines, the Port of Portland, Lane Powell PC, InSpec Group, the City of Salem, the City of Hillsboro, the City of Beaverton, the City of Gresham, Greater Portland Inc, Portland General Electric, CBRE, and Deloitte LLC.

Over the five consecutive years that Business Oregon has held the DBO seminars, attendance has increased steadily. In 2013, 107 Japanese company representatives participated and in 2014 Business Oregon hopes to attract 220 with the promotional help of organizations such as JETRO, the U.S. Commercial Service, Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper, SME Support, and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In addition, Director McCabe and Business Recruitment Officer Colin Sears will travel to Taiwan April 21 and 22 to attend a series of meetings in Taipei. They will investigate ways that Taiwan and Oregon can work more closely with one another on both inbound and outbound investment opportunities in various technology industries.

Delegation members include Director Tim McCabe, JASO Chairman Doug Smith, Metro president Tom Hughes, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey, Salem Mayor Anna Peterson, Joe Mollusky of the Port of Portland, Business Oregon Recruitment Officer Colin Sears, and Mitsu Yamazaki of the Portland Development Commission, as well as business representatives from Lane Powell LLC, CBRE, Perkins & Co., Mackenzie, and InSpec Group.


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Business Oregon, Oregon's economic development agency, works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.


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Reward now $16,000 for information leading to arrest of Dirck White in murder case (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
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Update: Wednesday 4/9/14

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down homicide suspect Dirck White. White is the prime suspect in the murder of Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter on February 6th of this year.

The reward money is now $16,000 for information leading to the arrest of Dirck White. Anyone with information is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's tip line - 503 723 4949, or tips can be submitted on line at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

Attached:
Photos of suspect and vehicle
PDF information flyer
Video clip of suspect

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE

Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.

If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.

NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING

At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.

Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.

Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY

A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/

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UPDATE (FRIDAY 2/7/2014, 9:45 A.M.): SUSPECT BULLETIN RELEASED

Attached to this release in JPEG and PDF formats is a new suspect bulletin for homicide suspect DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. It includes photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070.

Call 911 if you see Dirck White. He is considered armed and dangerous.
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EARLIER (2/7/14, 9 a.m.)

The victim in this case has been identified as Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster in the Transportation Maintenance Division of Clackamas County.

Grady came to Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and served as a County weighmaster since 2005. The Sheriff's Office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.

Attached to this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle in this case. This is a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate of ANB7070.

Please call 911 if you see this vehicle or have information regarding the whereabouts of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are working around the clock to track down the suspect in this case.
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EARLIER:

On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting on Hwy. 224 near Amsigger Road outside of Barton. The shooting is considered a homicide, and suspect Dirck Morgan White -- 41, of Edgefield, WA -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Tips are sought. If you see Dirck White, call 911 immediately.

At 10:48 a.m., an unknown caller contacted 911 to report a person had been fatally shot. Deputies arrived and discovered the deceased was a Clackamas County weighmaster.

At this writing, SWAT and other first responders are searching for suspect Dirck Morgan White and his vehicle -- a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070. Full description below.

Deputies closed Highway 224 between Bakers Ferry Rd. (on the west side) and Hwy. 224 and 211 (on the east side), and also closed Amsigger Road while CRAFT (Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Team) and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) responded to the crime scene. Highway 224 and Amsigger Rd are now re-opened.

Complete family notifications are still underway, and we will release the victim information at a later date.

SUSPECT INFO, PHOTOS; TIPS SOUGHT

Based on evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect has been identified. Police are searching for DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. Suspect photos are attached. He is considered armed and dangerous. White is wanted on a weapons offense out of Pierce County, Washington.

Dirck White was last seen driving a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070.

If you see homicide suspect Dirck White, do NOT engage him -- call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.


Attached Media Files: White video , White PDF flyer , Suspect vehicle 2 , Suspect vehicle 1 , White 2 , White 1
23rd Annual Canby Wine, Food & Brew (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 04/09/14
Canby Wine, Food & Brew
Canby Wine, Food & Brew
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The Canby Wine, Food & Brew is right around the corner. This Rose Festival sanctioned event will be held May 30, 31 and June 1, 2014 at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby. Come and enjoy local entertainment by Brady Goss and Crossing Blue while sampling wine and beer from over 15 different vendors. Take time to stroll through the art displays by Wallflowers Framing and the Canby Arts Association. The hours of the event are; Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 9:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm. Commercial Vendor spots are still available; please contact the Clackamas County Event Center at clackmasmascountyeventcenter.com for more information.


Attached Media Files: Canby Wine, Food & Brew
Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approves property exchange
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/09/14
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // News Release // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 9, 2014

Bend OR -- The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission approved an exchange proposal affecting a portion of the Bandon State Natural Area in Coos County at its April 9, 2014 meeting in Bend. Under the exchange, 280 inland acres of the 878 acre property would be traded to Bandon Biota for a future golf course. The state park system would gain 111 acres of adjacent oceanfront property, 97 acres of wetland property on the Coquille Spit north of Bandon, $300,000 in cash to control gorse (an invasive plant) on state park property, $450,000 to satisfy match for a federal grant to acquire 11 acres at Whale Cove on the coast on Lincoln County, and $2.5 million to purchase an as-yet unidentified major new state park property.

The commission vote was 4-2 in favor. Commissioners Brad Chalfant of Bend and Robin Risley of Cannon Beach voted against the motion, citing their desire to name a specific property as the target for the $2.5 million fund. Commission Chair Jay Graves of Portland acknowledged the concern, noting that the commission as a whole would also have preferred to name a specific property.

"In the end, the timing makes it too complicated to try and name a new incoming property today," says Graves. "Properties that are important enough to pursue right now can't wait for the exchange to reach fruition."

With the commission's action, the proposal now moves to the federal Bureau of Land Management for next steps. The portion of the Bandon State Natural Area included in the exchange originated with the federal government, and was sold to the state on condition the property remain open to public outdoor recreation. This condition must be removed before the property can be transferred to Bandon Biota, a process which could take several months or longer.

"We're bringing more oceanfront property into the system, and if the federal interests are satisfied successfully, we'll also secure funding to acquire another significant property in the future," says Graves. "Taken as a whole, the Commission decided the package represents an overwhelming public benefit to the state park system."

"I would have preferred to name a property," says Commissioner Chalfant. "At this same meeting, we heard information about Beltz Farm and it would have been a perfect fit for this. In fact, Beltz was our priority from the beginning, but we want to acquire only from willing sellers, and it wasn't available at the time."

The 300-plus acre Beltz Farm property contains ocean beaches, wetlands, and forests and sits north of Pacific City and south of Sand Lake. The property is privately owned and separated from the Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island by the Sand Lake estuary. It is slated to be acquired by the nonprofit arm of EcoTrust for $1.7 million as soon as May, and the Parks and Recreation Commission expressed strong interest in acquiring it from EcoTrust with Oregon Lottery funds dedicated to state park acquisitions by the Oregon Legislative Assembly.

"The Bandon exchange isn't going to directly fund Beltz, but it's key to making Beltz and other important acquisitions happen," says Chalfant.

"This is a significant natural property," says Commissioner Risley. "It's been an important estuary to preserve for decades because of its location, beauty, and natural character."

The commission did not take an action related to the Beltz property, but information is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/Commission_packet_2014-4.aspx and after staff study the purchase, it could come back to the commission for action as soon as June.
Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/09/14
Would you like to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the next year? The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

Scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.

Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. The first-round deadline is June 6, 2014.

For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx or contact Cara Kaser at cara.kaser@state.or.us or (503) 986-0670.


Attached Media Files: Press Release
meth lab found in vancouver house (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
Lab pic
Lab pic
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On April 8th at about 10:00 the Clark County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 516 Fourth Plain in connection with a larger stolen vehicle investigation that occurring in Portland with the Portland Police Bureau. During the service of the search warrant Detectives discovered a working meth-lab, three firearms, and a quantity of processed Methamphetamines.
The Washington State Patrol Lab Team responded to the location and with the assistance of the Department of Environmental Quality dismantled the lab and removed all of the hazardous materials.

Arrested were:
Jeanne Schneider 66 years of age for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
Brian Schneider 45 years of age for Manufacturing a controlled substance


Attached Media Files: Lab pic , Lab pics
MESD Board Legislative Committee - 4/15/14 @ 4:30 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 04/09/14
The Board Legislative Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the Glass Conference Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will hold continuing discussions on the 2014/2015 Legislative Session, the integrated school health care delivery system model, and other legislative issues to address in the next session.

The agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered in Willamette River
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
This morning, Wednesday April 9, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies were dispatched to the report of a body spotted floating in the Willamette River downstream from the lightrail bridge installation. A dragon boat crew member on the water in the area saw the body and called in the report.

MCSO River Patrol Deputies and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the area and the body of an adult male was recovered downstream from the bridge near the west side of the river at approximately 10:10 a.m. The body was transported to the Willamette River Patrol office at 2200 NW Front Ave. MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner responded to begin the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. Portland Police Bureau detectives also assisted. We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending identification and family notifications.
Go green, get green
Pacific Power - 04/09/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 9, 2014
503-813-7291
Tom.Gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow at: @TomGauntt1


Go green, get green
Applications invited for community-based renewable energy project funding through Pacific Power's Blue Sky program

PORTLAND, Ore. - For 13 years, Pacific Power's Blue Sky customers have made a big difference on the green power map by personally choosing to support renewable energy in the western region. Since 2006, these customers also have helped put more than 70 new small scale community-based renewable energy projects on the ground, rooftops and public facilities in Oregon, Washington and California. These projects have added more than 4.8 megawatts of renewable power capacity to the grid.

"In dozens of Pacific Power communities, customers can see these projects and point to the impact their support is providing," said Karen Gilmore, vice president of customer services. "Solar arrays atop schools, colleges, and airports, geothermal projects, hydroelectric projects within city water systems -- many highly visible and very helpful in making green energy a part of our everyday lives in communities. We look forward to seeing this round of applications and selecting projects that demonstrate significant community and educational benefit for our customers."

The competitive application process is now open for the current year's funding cycle to select new projects. The amount of funding awarded is limited and varies each year. Since 2006, more than $6 million of Blue Sky funds have been put to work on local renewable energy projects. These projects are intended to further the growth of renewable energy and offer educational and demonstration opportunities that benefit local communities. Go to pacificpower.net/blueskyprojects for a list of previously funded projects.

To be considered in this competitive application process, interested parties must complete and submit an application form along with supporting materials by 5 p.m.
June 30, 2014.

Renewable energy projects that are eligible for funding awards from Pacific Power's Blue Sky program may include those that support technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, wave, landfill gas, certified low-impact hydro, pipeline or irrigation canal hydropower and geothermal.

This funding is available for non-residential projects in Pacific Power's service area that are locally owned and have a generating capacity of less than 10 megawatts of electricity. Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Preference is given to local, community-based projects that develop renewable energy generation, support educational efforts to bring broader understanding of renewable energy development and generation, and/or invest in research and demonstration of new generation technologies.

Funding is not available for off-grid or residential projects, for passive or thermal solar energy projects or for geothermal heat pump systems. Other restrictions also apply. For detailed eligibility requirements, project qualifications and application forms, please go to: pacificpower.net/blueskyfunds.


Materials may be submitted by mail, fax or email to:

Pacific Power
Attn: Blue Sky Fund Award
825 NE Multnomah Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232
Fax: 800-754-3114
Email: blueskyprojects@pacificpower.net



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About Blue Sky
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ranked Blue Sky fifth or better in the nation for the ninth consecutive year in the number of customers buying renewable power and for renewable power sales volume. The program is Green-e Energy certified, which means the renewable energy supported meets the rigorous national environmental and consumer-protection standards established by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. About 51,000 Pacific Power customers currently participate in the Blue Sky program across Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/bluesky.

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
OMSI Serves Up a Season of Food Science
OMSI - 04/09/14
For Immediate Release


OMSI SERVES UP A SEASON OF FOOD SCIENCE
OMSI Eatery Hosts a Tasty Lineup of Full Course Meals, Blind Tastings and More

Portland, Ore. (April 9, 2014) ¬¬-- Get a taste of science this spring at OMSI's eatery, Theory, where visitors are encouraged to explore the science of food. Echoing OMSI's emphasis on health and wellness, Theory champions sustainable practices and wholesome eating.

Here is the list of upcoming events Theory:

Cook for Life
Tuesday, April 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
In partnership with OMSI, Portland Monthly presents Cook for Life, a seasonal cooking series focused on healthy solutions, presented by Regence. This month will focus on Cooking with Kids. Enjoy a small-plate, three-course meal with cooking demonstrations by Chef Tse of Regence and nutritional information from Dr. Julie Briley of the National College of Natural Medicine. Kids are welcome with an adult. https://www.omsi.edu/events/cook-for-life/041514
Cost: 10 and under $18; 10+ $28

Food Luminary
OMSI and Bon Appetit have partnered with local chefs to create a delectable dinner series of science and cuisine. Each dinner will begin with a food science demonstration by OMSI's Food Science Educator while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. After a presentation by the featured chefs, the restaurant will serve a four-course meal created in collaboration with Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. The guest chefs will also be answering questions and mingling during the dinner. Food Luminary events are for guests 21+ years only.
Cost: $80 (includes dinner, beverages and gratuity)

Friday, April 18, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Bent Brick & Park Kitchen
Executive Chef Scott Dolich
https://www.omsi.edu/events/food-luminary/041814

Friday, May 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Remedy Wine Bar
Executive Chef Ingrid Chen
https://www.omsi.edu/events/food-luminary/050914

Low Carbon Diet Day
Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Week, OMSI and Bon Appetit Management Company will turn Theory into a fun culinary classroom offering ways that guests can minimize their carbon "foodprint" through tasty alternatives to beef and dairy. Through educational demos by OMSI and the makeover of popular dishes by Executive Chef Ryan Morgan, guests will learn that they don't have to go entirely meatless to make their diet a climate-friendlier one.

Blind-Tasting Bingo
Thursday, April 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, OMSI will host Blind-Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In this quarterly program, each night will feature 10 small plates prepared by Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. With their eyes covered, the players/guests will try to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize!
https://www.omsi.edu/events/blind-tasting-bingo/042414

Mother's Day Breakfast
Sunday, May 11, 8-11 a.m.
In celebration of mothers, join us for a special breakfast menu, food science activities and cooking demonstrations in Theory.
https://www.omsi.edu/events/mothers-day-breakfast/051114


ABOUT BON APPETIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Bon Appétit Management Company (www.bamco.com) is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues in 32 states, including eBay, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Center. All Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, from stocks to sauces and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare. It has received numerous awards for its work, from organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States and Food Alliance.

ABOUT OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.

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Videos offer primer on investing, seeking professional financial help
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/09/14
To recognize Financial Literacy Month in April, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has produced a series of videos about investment basics and how to choose a financial professional to help people get started with their retirement planning.

The 13 videos, created by the department's Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, break down the six most common investment products, including stocks, bonds, commodities, and real estate, and describe the characteristics, responsibilities, and compensation of a stockbroker, investment advisor, and financial planner. The division licenses and regulates some of these financial professionals.

"Many people feel they lack the knowledge it takes to invest," said David Tatman, the division's administrator. "We encourage them to take the initial steps with these easy-to-understand videos to gain more confidence and begin to take control of their financial future."

Viewers can choose to watch individual videos based on their interest or need, or watch one video that includes all the topics. Videos can be found on the division's website at http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dfcs/consumer_info/BasicsInvestmentPlanning.html.

Financial Literacy Month, designated in 2004 through a resolution by the U.S. Senate, was established to help Americans to learn to make wise investments and improve financial literacy.

About us:
The Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS) helps ensure that a wide range of financial products and services are available to Oregonians and protects consumers from financial fraud and abuse. It does that by licensing financial institutions and service providers, regulating the sale of securities in Oregon, investigating complaints and alleged violations of financial-service laws, and providing education and other resources to consumers.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
CORRECTION: Bank Robbery in Goose Hollow
Portland Police Bureau - 04/09/14
###UPDATE###

The address of the US Bank was incorrectly listed as 2000 SW Salmon Street. The correct address is 2000 SW Morrison Street. We apologize for the error.

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This morning, Wednesday April 9, 2014, at 9:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an bank robbery at the US Bank, located at 2000 SW Salmon Street.

Officers arrived and learned that the suspect entered the store and used a note to demand money. The suspect left the location with an undisclosed amount of money.


Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his teens, approximately 5'8" tall, wearing black beanie type cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at (503) 823-0400.

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Reward Offered: OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking For Public's Help in Investigation of Fawn Deer Shooting in Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) involved in the shooting of a fawn deer in late March in Douglas County. A reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this investigation.

On March 28, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) drove near the 1600 block of Melqua Road about 1.5 miles east of Melrose Store, shot a fawn deer and left it in a ditch along the side of the road. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper responded and is conducting an investigation.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Don Frerichs at (541) 440-3334 ext 4540 or email don.frerichs@state.or.us.

More information about the Turn-In-Poachers Program is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/Pages/f_w_tip.aspx

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Before you dig in your yard, call 811 to have utility lines located
NW Natural - 04/09/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - Just as the weather is getting nice enough for yard projects, NW Natural reminds you to do one thing before you start working outside: call 811 before you dig. April is National Safe Digging Month, and a good time to remember that you or your contractor must call 811 to have underground utility lines located two business days before digging.

The most common cause of damages to a natural gas line is someone accidentally digging into it. Whether it's been hit by a garden shovel, backhoe, trencher, post-hole digger or other tool, a damaged line can be a serious safety hazard and lead to unwanted fines.

"We know that it only takes one accident to create major damage, service disruptions and possible injuries," said Scott Gallegos, NW Natural damage prevention supervisor. "That's why it's important for everyone to remember to make that one quick phone call to 811 before any digging occurs."

NW Natural tracks the number of damages to its gas lines each year. The company recorded slightly more damages in 2013 than in 2012.

The company also tracks requests to locate its pipelines and responded to 13 percent more calls last year over the previous year.

"Responding to more calls for locates is a step in the right direction," added Gallegos. "But we still have a long way to go to see the number of damages go from 500+ per year down to zero."

If a gas line has been accidentally damaged, remember these simple tips: Smell. Go. Let us know. If you smell an odor like rotten eggs from a natural gas line and/or hear a hissing sound, immediately leave the area on foot and follow these tips:
* Do not use your telephone, cell phone or any electronic or battery-powered device.
* Do not light matches.
* Do not operate any electrical switch including lights.
* Do not create any other source of ignition or spark that could ignite the gas.
* Evacuate the area on foot.
* Call NW Natural's 24-hour emergency hotline at 1-800-882-3377 once you're away.

NW Natural encourages you to visit https://www.nwnatural.com/Residential/Safety for information about digging safely.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 695,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.
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Police investigating auto-pedestrian fatality in Forest Grove
Forest Grove Police - 04/09/14
At 7:30am this date, police and fire first responders were called to a reported auto vs pedestrian crash in the 3100 block of 18th Avenue. The location is west of Maple Street directly in front of Joseph Gale Elementary School and adjacent to Forest Grove Tuality Hospital.

Upon arrival, officers found two victims with hospital staff members and a citizen doing CPR on one victim. Lifeflight was activated for the most seriously injured victim however canceled after medical personnel pronounced the individual deceased on scene. The second victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries by private vehicle.

Initial investigation reveals that the two subjects were hit by a sport utility vehicle traveling eastbound on 18th Avenue. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with authorities.

Investigators with Forest Grove Police along with members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team are on scene and investigating this crash. 18th Avenue will be closed at Maple Street for the next couple of hours.

Names are not being released at this time as authorities are attempting to locate the next of kin of the deceased, a man in his 40's. No students from the school were involved in this crash.

More information will be released as it becomes available.
Multnomah County Commission proclaims Thursday, April 10th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Youth of the Year Day
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 04/09/14
MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
April 9, 2014


MULTNOMAH COUNTY PROCLAIMS BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND YOUTH OF THE YEAR DAY ON APRIL 10, 2014

County Commissioners to honor five local area Boys & Girls Club youth



WHAT The Multnomah County Commission, led by Chair Marissa Madrigal, will officially proclaim Thursday, April 10, 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Youth of the Year Day in Multnomah County. The proclamation honors five local youth chosen to represent their local Clubs at the annual Portland-area Youth of the Year selection held in March.

The criteria for the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year program calls for youth to represent their personal achievements in the categories of: service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.

WHO
Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal
Multnomah County Commissioners: Wendt, McKeel, Smith & Shiprack
Erin Hubert, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Youth of the Year representatives:
* Aja (A-sha), representing the Meyer Club in the Sellwood Community
* Israel (Is-ree-ul), representing the Regence Club in the New Columbia community
* Sabrina, representing the Blazers Club in the King neighborhood
* Yesenia (Ya-sen-yah), representing the Wattles Club in Lents
* Portland-area Youth of the Year: Steven, representing the Inukai Club in Hillsboro

WHEN
Thursday, April 10, 2014
10:00 AM

WHERE

The Multnomah Building
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., First Floor Board Room


ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND: Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been serving youth since 1946. The Clubs provide affordable, quality after-school and summer programs designed to help kids develop the qualities needed to achieve academic success, become responsible citizens and leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs have grown to operate six facilities located throughout the metropolitan area, along with eight school-based programs in partnership with the Parkrose, Reynolds and Forest Grove School Districts.

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Attached Media Files: Media Alert
Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Gunshot Wound (Victim Identified)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
The victim in the shooting incident has been identified as Christopher Martinez, age 23, of Salem. Mr. Martinez has been discharged from Salem Hospital and no further information about his medical condition is available at this time.

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Last night at approximately 3:00 a.m. Sheriff's Deputies began receiving reports of multiple guns shots in the 4400 block of Silverton Road NE. Approximately one hour later deputies were called to the Salem Hospital to investigate a male with a gunshot wound to his right knee.

The victim a 23 year old male, of Salem, was taken to Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening injury. The victim told investigators that he was riding his bicycle in the 4400 block of Silverton Road NE when an unknown person operating a dark blue sedan began shooting at him.

Detectives are asking the public for any witnesses who may have seen the incident to please come forward. Specifically detectives are seeking two males on bicycles who helped the victim immediately after he was shot. If you were a witness or may have information regarding this incident please call Detective Christopher Bangs at 503-932-3244. You may remain anonymous.
SE Portland Teen Arrested for Attempt to Elude - Interstate 5 in Salem Area
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
An 18-year old Portland resident was arrested Tuesday night by Oregon State Police (OSP) after he attempted to elude a trooper at speeds in excess of 120 mph for a brief distance on Interstate 5 in Salem area.

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 10:20 p.m., an OSP senior trooper obtained a speed reading on a 2004 Acura passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 at milepost 254 at 95 mph. The trooper lost sight of the vehicle briefly in traffic but spotted it near milepost 257 as it was following too closely behind another vehicle in the left lane. The Acura moved to the center lane and accelerated to over 120 mph as the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver didn't yield to the trooper, continuing at a high rate of speed before 'slowing' to 105 mph near Keizer until stopping north of the Keizer interchange. The trooper, with the help of Keizer police, took OLIVER BRASSARD, age 18, from southeast Portland, into custody for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle. He was also cited for Exceeding the Posted Speed in Excess of 100 mph.

During the traffic stop, a northbound vehicle reportedly slowed to approximately 15 mph as the driver was distracted, looking to the side of the freeway. The vehicle was struck by another northbound vehicle and then a third vehicle almost struck the other two cars. There were no reported injuries. OSP was assisted at the crash scene by Marion County Fire District #1 and Rural Metro ambulance.

April is national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month. Distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind off the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction), and hearing something not related to driving (auditory distraction).

OSP urges all drivers to focus on getting to where you want to go safely and avoid distractions. When approaching emergency vehicles actively engaged on the side of the highway, don't 'rubberneck' but focus ahead on your driving and move over for the safety of law enforcement and first responders.

No photographs or other information for this release.

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Coast Guard Proposes Changes to Navigational Aid Near Cape Kiwanda, OR, Seeks Public Comment
Oregon Marine Board - 04/09/14
SEATTLE -- The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to make a change to the Aids to Navigation system off Cape Kiwanda near Haystack Rock, Ore., and is seeking public comment.

The proposed change is to the sound signal on Cape Kiwanda Bell Buoy, LLNR 665, from a bell to a whistle. A whistle is more consistent and reliable than a bell, and is easier to maintain due to its durability in an offshore environment.

This sound signal marks Haystack Rock and the beach landing area just south of Cape Kiwanda.

Coast Guard District offices publish a weekly Local Notice to Mariners. The LNM is the official Coast Guard publication that lists current conditions of ATON, proposed changes to ATON, approved marine events and various announcements for waterway safety. A more detailed description and a graphical representation of these proposed changes can be found on the 13th District LNM on the Coast Guard Navigation Center's web site: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict®ion=13.

The LNM lists contact information for mariners to submit comments via mail, phone or email on this or any other proposed change to ATON. If additional information is required, please contact CDR Daryl Peloquin, 13th District Waterways Management Branch Chief, at 206-220-7273.
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State heritage boards meet April 23 in Albany
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/09/14
Three state heritage boards will meet April 23 in Albany, including a joint work session, during the Oregon Heritage Conference.

The Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet for a work session on communications at 9 a.m. in the Albany City Council chambers, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. The session will last for one hour.

The boards will then meet separately. (The details of each meeting are listed below.) Their meetings are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by call 503-986-0690.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the City Council chambers for a work session on its draft bylaws. The Commission will begin its formal meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Council chambers. Items on the agenda include consideration of four Oregon Heritage Tradition nominations, updates on projects related to the goals in its 2014-2019 Oregon Heritage Plan, and other heritage topics.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson@oregon.gov .

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The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the Albany Masonic Lodge, 431 1st Ave W. Items on its agenda include approval of the 2014 Historic Cemetery Grants, potential legislation, and other topics related to historic cemeteries.

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill@oregon.gov

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The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet at 10:15 a.m. at Pizza King, 231 Lyon St. In 1998, the Governor established the Council to oversee and provide advice on Oregon's16 historic trails.

The Council is made up of nine governor-appointed citizens working together to advise the Governor and to locate, preserve and encourage the use of these historic trails. The Council meets three times a year. Guided by local residents and public agency experts, the Council members evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss marking, interpretation and protection of the trails.

The Council's meeting agenda is available at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "Historic Trails").


Attached Media Files: News release
Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 NB Off Ramp at Harvard Avenue in Roseburg
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year old Grants Pass woman at the intersection of the northbound Interstate 5 exit ramp at milepost 125 and Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The crash occurred directly in front of Roseburg High School but didn't involve any students. The names of all persons involved are released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on April 8, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 2010 Honda CRV sport utility vehicle driven by GAIL WEAVER, age 56, from Myrtle Creek, was exiting Interstate 5, hit a curb on the west side of the off ramp and drove through brush. The Honda struck a 2005 Subaru Legacy four-door traveling eastbound on Harvard Avenue causing the Subaru to spin and roll once before it came to rest on its wheels. The Honda continued across the intersection hitting a Nissan sport utility vehicle driven by ERIC JENKINS, age 40, from Eagle Point, and then the Honda came to rest on its wheels at the high school parking lot's entrance.

The Subaru's 24-year old driver, MATTHEW CORTEZ, and 23-year old male passenger, G. REINHOLD PRINCE, both from Cave Junction, were seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center. Rear seat passenger LAURA BETH CORTEZ, age 53, from Grants Pass, was transported by ambulance to the hopsital and pronounced deceased after arrival.

WEAVER was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. There is no evidence of alcohol as a contributing factor and she is cooperating with the investigation.

The Nissan's driver and 39-year old female passenger were not injured.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted by Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, ODOT, and Douglas County District Attorney's Office. Trooper Brad Zuver is the lead investigator.

No photographs available for release.

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Community Invited to Celebrate Arbor Day in Beaverton by Planting Trees on April 12
City of Beaverton - 04/09/14
- Beaverton to be recognized as a Tree City USA for twentieth year -

The City of Beaverton has partnered with Friends of Trees to host a tree planting ceremony and Arbor Day celebration on SW Barrows Road at SW 157th Avenue on Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

"The Arbor Day Celebration is another example of community coming together to enhance the livability of Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "During this year's celebration, volunteers will help transform an unkempt lot into a place of beauty."

During the ceremony, the city will be recognized as a Tree City USA for the twentieth year by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Mayor Doyle and the Beaverton City Council will be presented a Tree City USA flag, plaque and community signs.

Following the ceremony, community members will be invited to help plant 40 native trees--16 Douglas firs, 15 Western red cedars, six Pacific dogwoods and three Oregon white oaks.

In order to be recognized as a Tree City USA, communities must meet four requirements:

1. Have a designated tree board, provide a forestry professional or city department that works towards the care of trees in the community
2. Maintain a tree-care ordinance
3. Maintain an active forestry program
4. Host an Arbor Day celebration

Other factors for Beaverton's selection for the award include tree planting, tree preservation, disease management and pruning.

Tree planting can have positive, long-lasting environmental effects. Trees are known to remove carbon dioxide from the air and the cost of tree planting is relatively low.

Beaverton is one of the few cities in Oregon that maintains a full-time tree maintenance program. There are more than 28,700 street trees in Beaverton and 6,564 on city-owned property. New trees are added each year to enhance the quality of neighborhoods.

Tree planting is a national tradition that started with the first Arbor Day on April 10, 1872. This is the eighth year the City of Beaverton has partnered with Friends of Trees to celebrate Arbor Day.

Additional volunteers are needed for this event. If you would like to donate your time or would like more information, please contact Pat Hoff, the city's lead arborist, at 503-526-2237. Refreshments will be provided. In honor of Arbor Day, volunteers will be given native plants at the end of the event.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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Last Call: Oregon DHS Direct Care Career Fair in Salem on Friday, April 11
OR Department of Human Services - 04/09/14
Help for local job seekers: The Oregon Department of Human Services will hold a Direct Care Career Fair on Friday, April 11, 2014, highlighting jobs providing care for adults and children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn about a variety of jobs caring for some of Oregon's most vulnerable citizens, for example in the Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU). Help individuals achieve their full potential and improve their quality of life.

This is a great chance to meet DHS site managers, direct care staff and more. They will be available to answer your questions and help you get started with a rewarding career.

Details: DHS Direct Care Career Fair will be held on April 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the AFSCME Building, 1400 Tandem Ave. NE in Salem.


Attached Media Files: Career Fair Poster
04/08/14
Two Hour Search Finds Elderly Man Uninjured After Leaving Vehicle on Foot - Interstate 84 west of Pendleton
Oregon State Police - 04/08/14
A two-hour search on ground and by air Tuesday afternoon in the Pendleton area off Interstate 84 helped find an 80-year old man who walked away from the vehicle he was traveling in with his wife, following a verbal dispute.

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 4:33 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a welfare check call westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 206. Upon arrival, troopers learned the occupants of the vehicle, a couple from Washington State, were involved in a verbal dispute. The 80-year old male driver parked on the freeway shoulder and walked away, leaving his 79-year old wife in the vehicle.

The elderly man walked off the freeway into a hilly area containing numerous draws west of Pendleton. He reportedly has a heart condition and his wife and troopers were concerned for his safety because of the terrain, his medical condition, and the light clothing he was wearing with night approaching.

After troopers searched on foot and viewed the area using binoculars without spotting the man, Umatilla County Search & Rescue was contacted to assist and a LifeFlight helicopter stationed at the Pendleton Airport provided air support.

At approximately 6:47 p.m., the LifeFlight crew spotted the man in a draw, landed near him and confirmed he was not injured. OSP troopers responded to the location on foot and walked him back to the highway.

No arrests were made.

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Aggressive Driving Unit Nabs High Speed Motorcyclist ***Updated with date and time*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/08/14
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When a Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office Aggressive Driving Unit saw a motorcycle weaving and acting aggressively within its lane of travel he suspected the rider to be up to no good. And as soon as the rider turned onto McCleay Road SE from Cordon Road SE the deputy's suspicion was confirmed.

When the rider later identified as David Ladeby, age 26, of Salem made his turn, he accelerated and rocketed out of sight of the deputies unmarked Ford Mustang. When the deputy finally caught Mr. Ladeby at the intersection of 62nd and McCleay Road SE he followed Mr. Ladeby as he turned onto 62nd. This is when Mr. Ladeby accelerated and the deputy followed initiating his radar as the speeds climbed to over 117 miles per hour. As the deputy activated his lights, Mr. Ladeby continued his acceleration, reaching 133 miles per hour.

Once Mr. Ladeby saw the deputy he immediately pulled over. Mr. Ladeby stated to the deputy that he believed he did not exceed 95 to 97 miles per hour and he was apologetic for his behavior. Mr. Ladeby was cited for careless driving and violation of the maximum speed limit. Careless driving carries a maximum fine of $260.00 and the violation of the maximum speed limit in excess of 100 miles per hour carries a fine of $1150.00 and up to a 90 day license suspension.

With the weather clearing and the roads drying the Sheriff's Office often sees an increase in these types of aggressive driving incidents. The Sheriff's Office wants to take the time to remind the public that we share the roadway and operating any machinery at these high speeds can have a deadly consequence. Please drive safely and obey all traffic laws.

This occurred yesterday approximately 3:00 p.m.


Attached Media Files: 133 MPH
Salem City Club Welcomes Candidates for Four Salem City Council Seats
VanNatta Public Relations - 04/08/14
Salem City Club Welcomes Candidates for Four Salem City Council Seats
Meet Nine Candidates for Four Salem City Council Seats

Friday, April 18th at Noon

Voters will elect four new members of the Salem City Council at next month's Primary Election. Nine candidates are seeking the office. We will meet and hear from nearly all of them at our next meeting Friday noon, April 18th.

In Ward 2, which includes much of southeast Salem, the three candidates are Tom Andersen, Sheronne Blasi and Bradd Swank. Andersen is a trial attorney who has been an active leader in South Central Association of Neighbors; he will be out of the country and will be represented by a substitute. Blasi is a state auditor and a member of the city planning commission; she served on the council in 2012, filling a vacancy by appointment. Swank served as special counsel for the state courts system prior to retirement, and is a former president of Salem City Club.

Ward 4 covers portions of South Salem. The candidates there are Scott Bassett and Steven McCoid. Bassett has retired after 32 years with the state as a budget analyst and performance measurement manager. McCoid has worked for various trade associations, and recently retired as head of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Ward 6 is located in northeast Salem. Daniel Benjamin and Xue Lor are the candidates. Benjamin is a life insurance agent and has served on the city budget committee and as chairman of the North Lancaster Neighborhood Association. Lor is a state corrections officer and a former member of the Salem Human Rights and Relations Commission.

Ward 8 covers West Salem. Two candidates are seeking the council seat, Jim Lewis and Christopher Proudfoot. Lewis is the executive officer of the Salem Association of Realtors and has been a longtime member of the city planning commission. Proudfoot, another longtime resident, has been a manager and consultant for state and local political campaigns.

Each candidate will be invited to speak for four minutes, outlining his/her qualifications and interests and position on one or two major issues. A question period will follow.

Please join us Friday, April 18, 2014, as we hear from these willing citizens. As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. For lunch reservations please visit our web site at www.salemcityclub.com and register on line. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday April 14
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, beginning today through Monday April 14, 2014.

Sgt. Stewart can be reached by email, greg.stewart@portlandoregon.gov, or via the media-only pager for urgent breaking news.

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Gervais School District Kindergarten Registration
Gervais Sch. Dist. - 04/08/14
Gervais School District Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held on May 1, 2014 at Gervais Elementary School 150 Douglas AVE. Gervais, OR.

To register a new kindergarten student, parents must bring the students' birth certificate, immunization records, and emergency phone number information. While parents complete the paperwork, students will be assessed on a variety of readiness skills.

If you have a child that will be age five by September 01, 2014, please call Charlene Weidemann at Gervais Elementary School 503.792.3803 ex2321 to set an appointment between 3:00 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. for Thursday, May 01, 2014.

During the 2014-2015 school year, kindergarten students will continue to be served all day instead of attending a half day.
MESD Board Executive Session 4-15-14 @ 5:30
Multnomah ESD - 04/08/14
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(i): To review and evaluate the employment related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing; and ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.

The agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
We All Have a Role in Helping Kids Grow Up Healthy and Safe (Photo)
Children's Center - 04/08/14
Children's Center Logo
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PORTLAND, OR April 2014 - Throughout the year, Child Abuse Intervention Centers in Oregon play a critical role in making our state a place that prioritizes the health and safety of children.

In Oregon, nearly 70,000 reports of abuse and neglect are made each year, and almost half of the victims are younger than 6.

More than 6,200 children are served by Child Abuse Intervention Centers, which are designed to minimize trauma for children and provide services in a neutral, child-focused environment and as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Children's Center is the Child Abuse Intervention Center serving Clackamas County.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Eradicating child abuse begins by building informed communities who are willing to talk openly about this difficult topic. There are many strategies to help combat the secrecy of child abuse. Here are a few:

* Understand the types of abuse and recognize the symptoms of abuse. Visit www.childabuseintervention.org for more information.
* Share what you learn with others.
* Educate your children in an age appropriate way about child abuse. If you're not sure how, contact your child's physician, teacher, or a local Child Abuse Intervention Center for tips.
* Have courage to report abuse when you suspect it. You could save a child's life. If you suspect a child is being abused in Oregon, please contact your local child welfare office, or call 911.
* Participate in a local child abuse prevention event or activity.

Children's Center, like many Child Abuse Intervention Centers across the state are participating in National Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities and events that highlight the importance of preventing and responding to child abuse. For a list of statewide activities, or to locate a center please visit our website www.childabuseintervention.org.

"This month is a great opportunity to recognize the important work that Child Abuse Intervention Centers are doing to protect and help heal children. We hope that Oregonians will take time to learn about child abuse prevention strategies by visiting our website, or participating in an event or activity in their local community" said Shelly Smith, Board Chair the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers.

For a calendar of local events organized by Children's Center visit www.childrenscenter.cc. You can participate in educational events, or volunteer in support of local activities.

"Children's Center is proud to be a member of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers and to see the creative ways that centers are engaging communities across the state," said Barbara Peschiera, executive director of Children's Center. "We all have work to do to protect and to heal our kids who experience the trauma of abuse every day."

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The Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers is a nonprofit organization, and Accredited State Chapter of the National Children's Alliance, comprised of member centers throughout the State of Oregon. It is our mission to provide a collaborative network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers working together to ensure quality, comprehensive services to provide Oregon's children with the best possible opportunity to grow up healthy and safe.

Founded in 2002, Children's Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical assessments, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect. Learn more at www.childrenscenter.cc.


Attached Media Files: Children's Center Logo , Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City , Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers Logo
You Called 911 for That?! Week 11
Washington Co. 9-1-1 - 04/08/14
Here's this week's edition of, You Called 911 for That?!

A guy calls 9-1-1 to ask if he could drive through a police roadblock.

Personnel at our 9-1-1 center will not give a citizen permission to drive through any sort of roadblock, so please don't even call and ask!
Salary Review Commission's second meeting and public hearing Apr. 10
City of Vancouver - 04/08/14
The City of Vancouver's Citizen's Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (Salary Review) will hold its second meeting and public hearing Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W 6th St., 2nd Floor, Birch Room.

Parking is available for visitors in the building's south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, metered parking is available on-street. Visitors are welcome to check in with the information desk upon arrival.

The Commission was established by a City charter section approved by voters in 1994. The Commission is comprised of five members of the community who are appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council. The Commission's purpose is to study the relationship of salaries to the duties of the Mayor and City Council members and to set their salaries.

Salary reviews are performed every two years to coincide with the City's budget cycle. The Commission must file the schedule of salaries for the Mayor and Council members with the City Clerk by May 1, 2014, for inclusion in the City's 2015-16 budget.

The City of Vancouver's downtown area is served by C-TRAN routes 2, 3, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 41, 44, 47 and 105 Express. Bus schedules are available at City Hall, the Citizens Service Center, and other public buildings. You may reach C-TRAN at www.c-tran.com or (360) 695-0123 for information on times, fares, and routes.
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton announces Command Promotions
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/08/14
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton recently promoted two Command members to new assignments within the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Captain Linda Yankee has been promoted to Chief Deputy and has been assigned as Chief Deputy of the Business Services Division. Lieutenant Derrick Peterson has been promoted to Captain and assigned as the Facility Commander of the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Linda Yankee has spent the majority of her 27 year career with the Sheriff's Office in Corrections Operations. She has managed the Multnomah County Detention Center, the Multnomah County Inverness Jail, and the Facility Services Section of the Sheriff's Office. In 2005, she was recognized by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association as the Jail Commander of the Year. She has served on various committees for Multnomah County to include the Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team, Gang Suppression, Intervention, Prevention Task Force, the Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Multnomah County Re-Entry Council.

Yankee was born and raised in Brush Prairie, Washington and is the daughter of the late Walter and Regina Satrapa. She graduated from Clark Community College and attended Washington State University, studying Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

Derrick Peterson, a 27 year veteran of the Multnomah County Sheriff's office has been promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as Facility Commander of one of the largest jail facilities in the state of Oregon network. Peterson has previously been assigned as a shift commander in the jail, in addition to being assigned lateral duties for a period as the CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) and CNT (Corrections Negotiation Team) commander. Peterson moves from his current assignment as the Administrative Lieutenant where he was tasked with overseeing the food services contract, served as County Attorney liaison and managed special projects. Peterson also served as chair of the Probationary Officer's Review Board, assisted with PIO duties and represented MCSO on the Multnomah County Equity and Wellness Team.

Peterson is a long time, active member of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) and has had the support of the organization in his past and new position. "Captain Peterson is an exceptional appointee for this position" said Roy Jay, NW Chapter President of NOBLE. He's a team player, has the years of experience and is highly respected both inside and outside the department.

Peterson was born in Portland, Oregon and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Administration of Justice at Portland State University. Peterson was raised in Portland, Oregon and is the son of George and Essie Peterson of Tuskegee, Alabama. He has been married to his wife Leslie for 20 years and has a 16 year old son.

Sheriff Dan Staton plans future advancements and administrative changes in an effort to continue to make the Sheriff's Office more responsive to both the public needs and those of the hundreds of employees who strive to provide exemplary service to the citizen's of Multnomah County.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1276/73207/MCSO_Command_Promotions.pdf , MCSO Command Promotions
Search Warrants Served as Part of Ongoing, Multi-Agency Auto Theft Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
Today, Tuesday April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served several search warrants in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing, significant auto theft investigation.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

9609 North Columbia Boulevard (A1 Light Truck and Van Parts)

9101 North Columbia Boulevard (West Coast Car Crushing)

330 North Lotus Isle Drive

516 West Fourth Plain Boulevard (Vancouver, WA)

514 Northwest 40th Street (Vancouver, WA)

A Multnomah County Grand Jury will consider felony charges at a later date.

This is an ongoing investigation involving the following agencies: The Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct and Detective Division, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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Six People Cited For Selling Alcohol To Minors Following Compliance Check
Forest Grove Police - 04/08/14
The Forest Grove Police Department in a collaborative effort with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the Hillsboro Police Department and in cooperation with the Cornelius Police Department conducted compliance checks at 16 stores and restaurants in the Forest Grove and Cornelius area on Friday April 4th.

Under the direct supervision of police officers, minors were sent into businesses where they attempted to purchase alcohol. Employees at Urban Decanter, Pizza Schmizza and Izgara in Forest Grove sold to the minors and were cited. In Cornelius, citations were issued to employees at Chevron, Leo's Lair and the Union 76 Station after they sold to minors. In all, six employees were cited in the operation.

The minors utilized in this operation were members of the Hillsboro Police Department Cadet Program and were supervised by police officers. This mission was part of the effort of local law enforcement and OLCC in cracking down on area establishments that serve alcohol to minors.

The Forest Grove Police Department will continue to work with our partner agencies in enforcing laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors. More operations are planned for later this year. For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC
Humaneitarian Awards Ceremony to Honor Local Heroes Caring for Animals (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 04/08/14
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Willamette Humane Society invites the public to attend the 2014 Humaneitarian Awards Ceremony, presented by Capitol Subaru, and sponsored by Salem Electric! All are welcome to attend and support the local heroes of our community who provide compassionate services to pets and people. Each nominee will be recognized for their work, followed by the presentation of awards and a social reception. Dessert, tea and coffee will be served. RSVP not required.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pringle Hall, 606 Church St SE, Salem

2014 Nominees:
, Krista Basto, WHS Volunteer
, Brianna Bouchie, WHS Volunteer
, Barb Cash, WHS Volunteer
, Linda Crosby, WHS Volunteer
, Terri Ellen, WHS Volunteer and Nature's Pet Market Owner
, Lori & Becky Hyde, Bailey's Journey-Canine Swim Therapy Owners
, Terri Jacobson, Pet Photographer
, Madison Kaser, WHS Volunteer
, Jennifer Kaser, WHS Shelter Director
, Krystal Kraig, WHS Volunteer
, Lloyd Rhoades, WHS Volunteer
, Melinda and Carole Rossow, Salem Friends of Felines Volunteers
, Jeanie Sloan, Salem Friends of Felines Director of Operations
, Denise Smith, Animal Advocate
, Idi Vargas and Lost & Found Pets of Salem Volunteers


Awards
, The Humaneitarian Award recognizes a person who exemplifies Willamette Humane Society's mission of providing compassionate services to pets and people. The recipient will receive a hand-cast bronze sculpture by artist Calvin Singer.
, The Golden Paw Award recognizes significant work or deeds for animals, performed in any profession, volunteer role, or private capacity.
, The Young Paw Award recognizes a young adult's actions to help animals, considered for nominees under 18.
, The Volunteer of the Year Award honors a current WHS volunteer for their exemplary service.


Past award recipients include Dr. Sheri Morris, Dr. Mark Stoenner & Juan Lopez of Willamette Valley Animal Hospital, Michelle Blake of Fences for Fido, Adopt-An-Oregon-Dog Blogger Martha Russell, Marsha Chambers of Hope's Haven, Dr. Arlene Brooks of the Last Chance Club, Betty Emerson of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, and WHS volunteers Monte & Barb Turner.

Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 800+ volunteers who serve over 6,000 dogs and cats each year.


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Board of Directors Meeting Monday, April 14, 6:30 PM, District Board Room (1328 N 2nd St, Jefferson)
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 04/08/14
The meeting agenda is posted under "SCHOOL BOARD & DISTRICT" at www.jefferson.k12.or.us by the Thursday preceding the meeting. Items for the agenda can be suggested via email to the board secretary at karen.wusstig@jefferson.k12.or.us by the Monday before the meeting. Audience time is provided at each meeting for community input on agenda items. Audience members addressing the board will be asked to sign in. Except for during executive sessions, meetings are open to the public.


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Deputies Responded to Man Killed by Train
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/08/14
April 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a train struck and killed a man who was on the railroad tracks.

On April 7, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a secluded area, close to SW Tonquin Loop concerning a train crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered there was an unidentified man laying on the train tracks in the path of a northbound Portland and Western (P&W) Railroad train. The tracks were on a raised dike over a wetlands area. The train engineer saw the man about 150 feet prior to striking him. The train was reportedly traveling 30 mph and blew the air horn with no response from the man. Due to the train's heavy weight, it traveled 800 additional feet after striking the man before coming to a full stop.

The man did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man did not have any identification, and investigators are attempting to identify the man using fingerprint analysis. He is described as a white male about 40 years old with a medium build and brown colored hair.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene along with P&W investigators to assist in the investigation. The railroad track was closed until about 3:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.
PF&R crews rescue woman trapped under van with the help of off-duty firefighter
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/08/14
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At 8:40am this morning PF&R crews were sent to NE 65th and Glisan where it was reported that a woman had been hit by a car and was trapped underneath. When PF&R Engine 19 arrived they found one 50 year old female pinned underneath a van. According to witnesses the van had accidentally backed into the woman, she fell and then became trapped underneath; the van appeared to not be aware she was there. An off-duty Portland firefighter was at the scene comforting the trapped woman and providing medical aid when Engine 19 arrived. A ladder truck was called to the scene to provide specialized rescue tools and personnel if needed. Crews were able to free her without further injury and she was transported to OHSU as a trauma system injury. No further details on her injuries available.


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What you don't see can hurt you. A lot.
Pacific Power - 04/08/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 8, 2014
503-813-7291
Tom.gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow: @TomGauntt1

What you don't see can hurt you. A lot.
Look up to make sure ladders, tools are a safe distance from electric wires

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Warmer weather is drawing Northwesterners outdoors for fun as well as home and yard maintenance projects. Before you reach for that ladder, extended pruner or fielder's glove, be conscious of overhead power line locations.

"It is easy to forget that the power lines supplying your house are potentially dangerous," said Gene Morris, Pacific Power's director of health, safety and environment. "Simply moving a metal ladder without being aware of what is overhead could be deadly. Even a momentary electrical contact can have devastating results."

Pacific Power urges its customers to take simple precautions when working or playing outside to help ensure their safety:

"Look up and live "

* Note the location of overhead electrical wires while working and when moving equipment, as well as when installing, removing, cleaning or repairing rain gutters.
* Check for nearby electrical wires when pruning trees. If lines run through or near your tree, don't attempt to cut branches or limbs. Instead, you should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.
* When painting a house, note where power lines connect to the house and keep ladders, scaffolding and other equipment away from lines.
* If moving, adjusting or installing an antenna or satellite dish, keep well away from electrical wires.
* Be cautious on the roof. Working on a roof may put you closer to an overhead power line than you realize and your focus may be more on keeping your footing than on wire locations. Avoid accidentally touching a line with your head or shoulder or any tool you may be using.
* Playing catch is a time-honored rite of spring, but keep clear of lines so that you always make it home safe.
* Flying kites is another fun part of spring, but do it away from overhead power lines and make sure kids have adult supervision. If a kite becomes tangled in electrical wires, immediately let go of the string and make no attempt to remove the kite. Call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.

As always, stay away to stay safe

* If you spot an electrical wire down, keep everyone out of the area (including pets) and immediately call 9-1-1 or Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.
* Never try to move a downed wire or even go near one. Always assume a downed wire is energized and dangerous, even if it isn't sparking. Touching a live line or anything near it-- like a fence or puddle of water--can cause electricity to flow through your body, resulting in serious injury or death.

To learn more about electrical safety or to order free electrical safety materials, call Pacific Power's public safety department toll free at 1-800-375-7085 or visit www.pacificpower.net/safety.

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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Oregon National Guard recognizes April as Month of the Military Child (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/08/14
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SALEM, Ore., - The Oregon National Guard Child and Youth Program is scheduled to sponsor a number of events across the state to acknowledge the sacrifices made by military families in honor of Month of the Military Child.

The Month of the Military Child is a legacy of former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, and is designed to applaud military children and youth for the sacrifices they make to support America's armed forces.

To honor military kids for their sacrifices and courage, this campaign allows for community members and military personnel alike to pay tribute to these military kids for their service.

As part of this nation-wide campaign, the Oregon Guard Youth Program is sponsoring forums from Ontario to Salem to highlight the challenges military children often face when a loved one is called to serve their state and nation. The goal of these events is to celebrate the sacrifice of military families and create a safe environment to help nurture youth and children to share their experiences as military kids.

The program will sponsor sessions at the following locations and dates throughout Oregon:
Eugene: April 12, Young Leaders Conference and Youth Military Ball
Salem: April 15, AG Gilbert Discovery Center
Springfield: April 20, Putters
La Grande: April 22, Cook Memorial Library
Burns: April 26, Burns Armory

Oregon has more than 10,000 children who have a parent currently serving in the military, and hundreds more connected to military service through other relatives. Recognizing this special populations' sacrifice, dedication and their strength is a priority of Month of the Military Child, because when parents serve in the military, their kids serve too.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard Child and Youth Program visit their website at http://www.orng-smfs.org/FP/youth%20program.html
or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-National-Guard-Oregon-Military-Department/63030240817?ref=hl#!/ORNG.ChildandYouthProgram


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UPDATE - ARRESTED: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-16 Wanted Sex Abuse Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
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Wanted suspect, 34-year-old Carlos Miguel Deleon, turned himself in early this morning to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and was booked into jail.

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted sex abuse suspect

34-year-old Carlos Miguel Deleon has a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after an investigation revealed that Deleon was sexually abusing his teenage daughter.

Deleon is described as a male Hispanic, 5'9" tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, with multiple tattoos on his body.

Anyone seeing Deleon is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Mace Winter
Child Abuse Team
(503) 823-0182
mace.winter@portlandoregon.gov

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Oakridge Man Recovering from Injuries After Spending Night in Crash Vehicle along US Forest Service Road southeast of Oakridge (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/08/14
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An Oakridge man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after spending a night in his crashed vehicle off a remote US Forest Service Road near Hills Creek Reservoir southeast of Oakridge.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 1:20 p.m., a citizen driving on US Forest Service Road 23 near milepost 11 south of Highway 58 came upon a vehicle crashed along side the road with an injured man lying outside next to the car. The injured man, RUSSELL B. HAYES, age 59, from Oakridge, was conscious and got himself removed from the vehicle after crashing Sunday afternoon, April 6, at about 4:00 p.m.

The citizen who spotted the car and injured man had to drive to Oakridge where he reported the incident and Oakridge Fire Department personnel responded.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Senior Trooper Marshall Maher was on boat patrol at Hills Creek Reservoir and saw the emergency responders. He returned to shore and drove to the scene in the OSP pickup to investigate. Preliminary investigation indicates HAYES was negotiating a right curve, traveled across the road and struck several trees.

HAYES was transported by ambulance to a nearby landing site where an air ambulance took him to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious, non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by US Forest Service law enforcement.

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Tigard Police Arrest Arson Suspect
Tigard Police - 04/08/14
Two alert citizens helped police locate an arson suspect over the weekend. The incident occurred Friday, April 4th at approximately 7:20 pm. A Tigard couple was driving in the area of Burnham and Main Streets in Tigard when they spotted a suspicious man leaving the area where a vehicle appeared on fire. The couple called 9-1-1 and within minutes, Tigard Police Officers along with TVF&R arrived at the location. Shortly after, police located and detained a suspect in the area fitting the description obtained from the witnesses.

The investigation revealed that the suspect, 48 year-old Charles Wayne Bliss, allegedly forced entry into two company vehicles in a parking lot behind Perma Treat, located 12525 SW Main St. in Tigard. Bloodied articles located by police at the scene of the fire appeared consistent with visible cuts sustained by the suspect. The two Perma Treat vehicles involved had several windows shattered and interior contents strewn about the parking lot. TVF&R was able to extinguish the fire before the vehicles became fully involved preventing spreading to any nearby structures.

Bliss was transported and lodged at the Washington County Jail. He is charged with Arson II, Unauthorized Entry Into a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief and Theft II. Bliss also had a warrant issued out of Washington.
Search Warrant Served at North Portland Car Crushing Business
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
Today, Tuesday April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served a search warrant at West Coast Car Crushing, located at 9101 North Columbia Boulevard, as part of an ongoing auto theft investigation.

A media briefing will be held outside the business at 2:30 p.m.

No additional information is available at this time.

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Sandy River Basin restoration receives State Land Board Award (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 04/08/14
Left to right: Sec. of State Kate Brown, Lisa Northrup, Patrick Hawe, Mark McCollister, Greg Wanner, Bill Westbrook, John Huston and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler
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Project hailed for efforts to restore native fish habitat

Salem - The State Land Board at their April 8 meeting presented the 2013 Stream Project Award to the many organizations involved in the Sandy River Basin Habitat Restoration in the Welches, Oregon area. The project is part of a large-scale, multi-year effort to restore habitat for federally listed spring Chinook, coho salmon and winter steelhead in the Sandy River Basin.

The component completed in 2013 included restoration efforts in the Salmon River and Still Creek, a tributary to the Zigzag River in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Activities included reconnecting isolated habitats; installing 25 large-wood habitat structures; and restoring riparian vegetation and watershed processes. The activities increased side channel habitat by nearly 7,000 feet, which greatly improved adult spawning and juvenile rearing habitat for native fish.

"This project is about partnerships and a long-term vision," said Secretary of State Kate Brown, who presented the award. "The Land Board appreciates the many volunteers, agencies and citizens dedicated to this important effort to restore fish habitat in the Sandy River Basin." Brown noted that funding for the project came from the City of Portland, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Bureau of Land Management, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Ecotrust, NOAA Restoration Center, Carol & Velma Saling Foundation, and the Boeing Company.

The project was led by The Freshwater Trust, on behalf of the Sandy River Basin Partners, a coalition of government agencies, the local watershed council, private interests and non-profits dedicated to restoring Endangered Species Act-listed salmon and steelhead.

"This was truly a cooperative effort, and one that not only benefits native fish, but shows the magnitude of what can be accomplished when organizations and dedicated volunteers work together to restore important habitat," said project leader Mark McCollister of The Freshwater Trust.

The State Land Board is marking their tenth year of giving awards for projects and efforts that promote responsible, sustainable stewardship of state resources or that benefit Department of State Lands-related programs. Since 2004, 25 projects have been honored, representing all regions of Oregon.

The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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Media Advisory: PCC to celebrate new buildings at Southeast Center
PCC - 04/08/14
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is celebrating the opening of the new Southeast Center Library and Student Commons Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. All media are invited. The ceremony, which coincides with PCC's annual High School Counselor Orientation Day happening at the center, will include tours of the buildings, remarks by local and state leaders and a ribbon-cutting. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Friday, April 11.

WHERE: Third Floor, Student Commons Building, Southeast Center (2305 SE 82nd and Division). View campus map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#se.

WHO: Speakers include PCC President Jeremy Brown; Southeast/Extended Learning Campus President Jessica Howard; Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer; Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz; and Walsh Construction Project Manager Jeff Patton.

WHAT: The ceremony signifies PCC's ongoing transformation of the Southeast Center into a comprehensive, full-service campus. The Student Commons Building is a new three-story, 66,000-square-foot building that houses an expanded bookstore, five science classrooms/labs, six general purpose classrooms, four career technical education/computer classrooms, a new answer center for better student service delivery and a new STEM center. The Library is a three-story, 40,000-square-foot facility that contains the Student Computing Center, Student Learning Center (including tutoring services), Volunteer Literacy Center, traditional library services, four classrooms and study areas.

FACTSHEET: http://bond.pcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SE-Center-Fact-Sheet-April-2014.pdf

For more information on the PCC Bond Program: http://bond.pcc.edu/.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Kelso Superintendent Search Community Input Meeting
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 04/08/14
The Kelso School District Board of Directors welcomes community and staff input regarding the hiring of a new superintendent to lead our district. The community is invited to attend an open input meeting tonight, Tuesday April 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the KHS Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit input on:

* Characteristics and qualities seen in a new superintendent
* Challenges for the district in the future
* Strengths and unique qualities of the Kelso community and district

For more information on the Superintendent Search Process please visit the Kelso School District Webpage.

http://www.kelso.wednet.edu/AboutKSD/Superintendent/SuperintendentSearch
Consumer alert: Long-term care insurance rates on the rise, talk to your financial adviser about what is right for you
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/08/14
As long-term care insurance rates continue to rise, the Oregon Insurance Division is urging consumers to carefully examine their options and how this type of insurance fits into their overall financial strategy.

"Consumers facing rate increases may have options to reduce their premiums," said Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali. "For consumers thinking of buying this type of insurance, it's important to consider whether it complements their long-term financial goals."

In recent months, the Insurance Division has approved long-term care rate increases affecting more than 29,000 Oregonians, and several other rate increases are pending. The division has reduced the increases during the review process - companies originally requested an average 45 percent increase, but the division approved an average 26 percent increase.

"While these increases are still significant for consumers, they are much lower than what was originally requested," Cali said. "By reducing the rate increases, we hope to give policyholders the ability to maintain their coverage or to adjust their benefits so that they can still afford it and be able to access benefits should they need long-term care."

Long-term care insurance covers people who are chronically ill in a variety of settings - at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home, for example. Typically, people begin paying premium before they need benefits. They become eligible for benefits if they can no longer perform certain daily activities such as eating, dressing, or bathing or if they have a mental impairment such as dementia.

Long-term care is a relatively new type of insurance and insurers nationwide have been raising rates over the past several years. That's due to the fact that policyholders kept their policies longer than expected and are living longer than projected, using more benefits. In addition, low interest rate returns are not keeping pace with increases in the costs of long-term care services.

Consumers will receive letters from their insurance companies at least 45 days before an increase takes effect. The Insurance Division has also asked companies to notify policyholders of their intentions for future rate increases.

In many cases, consumers facing rate increases can reduce their premium by reducing the benefits covered by their policy. For example, they could reduce their inflation protection, which means their policy would cover a smaller percentage of the costs of care in the future. Other options for reducing benefits range from reducing the daily benefit amount to shortening the benefit period.

Deciding how to pay for long-term care services should be part of your overall retirement planning, Cali said. As part of National Retirement Planning Week (April 7-11), the National Retirement Planning Coalition has collected the latest resources to help consumers and financial professionals focus on long-term financial goals, available at www.retireonyourterms.org.

A summary of the recent long-term care rate increases in Oregon is attached. For a complete list of all the policies affected as well as pending requests, go to http://www.oregonhealthrates.org/?pg=ltc_welcome.html. For general information about long-term care insurance, go to http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/insurance/gethelp/long-term-care/Pages/ltc_overview.aspx or call the Insurance Division consumer advocates at 1-888-877-4894.


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OSP Bend Troopers Targeting Distracted Driving-Related Violations During "Distracted Driving Awareness" Month (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/08/14
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During April, the Oregon State Police (OSP) is joining law enforcement and traffic safety partners to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month.

OSP, ODOT, law enforcement in Oregon and around the nation, along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) consider distracted driving to be an emerging highway safety issue that must be addressed. OSP troopers will be participating in a special week of enforcement, April 10 - 15, as well as other dates during the month. Enforcement efforts will be stepped up toward preventing traffic crashes that may be connected with distracted driving.

During the special enforcement week, the OSP Bend Area Command office will put extra troopers on patrol during unannounced times using ODOT-provided roadway departure grant overtime funding targeting Highway 20 (east and west), Highway 97 (north and south), and Highway 126 west of Redmond. Distracted driving-related behavior may be factors in roadway departure crashes such as head-on, sideswiping another vehicle, fail to obey traffic control devices, fail to maintain lane of travel, and rolling over or colliding with a fixed object off the highway.

Distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind of the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction) and hearing something not related to driver (auditory distraction).

OSP and ODOT remind drivers of all ages that a lot can happen during a period of distracted driving, no matter how brief it may be. For example, when sending or receiving a text, a driver's eyes are taken off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph (the posted speed on the targeted highways listed above), this is the equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

According to ODOT, from 2008 - 2012 in Oregon, 13 people were killed in crashes involving drivers using a handheld mobile communication device to talk or text. During that same five year period in Oregon, 65 people died in crashes involving any kind of distracted driver.

Now is a good time for all users of the transportation system to put away the distractions and focus on getting where you want to go safely.

Note: Since Oregon's cell phone law went into effect in January 2010, OSP troopers during the next four years (2010 - 2013) reported over 21,000 enforcement contacts resulting in more than 8,100 citations and 13,000 warnings. Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 9 changed Oregon's traffic offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device from a class D violation to a class C violation. The minimum fine for a class C violation is $142, and the fine for this offense can be as high as $500.The fines increase is aimed at reducing the number of crashes that involve a driver talking on a handheld phone or texting. Since the penalty change took effect, OSP troopers during the first two months of 2014 reported 460 citations and 381 warnings.

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY TODAY: Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/08/14
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert

(Portland, OR) April 7, 2014 - Sneak a peek at one of the programs supported by annual concert. Something Grand is an important cause in the Portland Metro area that helps fund after-school music programs.

WHAT:
You are invited to a MEDIA OPPORTUNITY during a music class at the Gresham Salvation Army Music Academy, an after-school music program. The Music Academy is one of the only such programs in the Portland- Gresham area supported by the upcoming 3rdth annual "Something Grand" concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 19, 2014.

WHO:
Open to all media, this is an opportunity to see students in music class, get interviews with instructor Major James Sullivan and with Michael Allen Harrison's protege and former Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy student, 18-year-old Hailey Rowden. Hailey will perform at an upcoming concert, "Something Grand" on Saturday, April 19th at 1pm. She has also been invited to play in "Ten Grands" as a professional pianist. Michael Allen Harrison plans to be present as well for interviews.

Long-time Portlander and local musician Michael Allen Harrison, along with 9 other gifted pianists, both professionals and youth, will perform in concert on April 19th as they play 10 grand pianos together to raise funding for The Salvation Army's after-school music programs.

WHEN:
MUSIC CLASS: TODAY Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:30-5pm.

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy
473 SE 194th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army
503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org .

INTERVIEWS:
*Major James Sullivan - Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps and Community Center and oversees the Music Academy
*Hailey Rowden - Former student at The Salvation Army's Music Academy and current professional pianist in both "Something Grand" and "Ten Grands"
*Michael Allen Harrison - professional pianist who puts on this concert
*Current music students benefiting from the concert



DETAILS:

Five youth protege pianists and five professional pianists, including Michael Allen Harrison, will be performing on the "Something Grand" concert stage, pairing the talent of the youth with the experience of the professionals for one extraordinary show! Proceeds from this event will benefit The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs.

Music is often one of the least accessible programs in schools and one of the first programs to be cut. Support of this event will not only provide more tools for local youth to experience the magic of playing an instrument, reading music, and singing in a choir; it will also provide kids a safe environment to find peace with new friends, learn from mentors, and embrace a passion for music.

The Gresham Music Academy is supported by Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison's annual "Something Grand" fundraiser for The Salvation Army. 80% of proceeds go to Salvation Army programs. We can also provide b-roll via edited, non-discreet audio digital video file of another programs helped by this event: The Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton. That QuickTime file is in 720x480 30fps format, available upon request.

This concert is more than just ten performers on a stage; it embodies everything that is music and connects aspiring youth to the professionals of today. It truly shows how music can transform the youth in our community.

The Salvation Army has a limited number of FREE media tickets for the Saturday afternoon concert. The concert starts at 1pm on April 19th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you are interested in attending, please contact Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army, at 503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org by Thursday, April 17th to make arrangements.

For more information on this event or to buy tickets, please visit www.somethinggrandportland.com.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States.

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org.

People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Explore faculty and student work at WSU Vancouver Research Showcase
WSU Vancouver - 04/08/14
VANCOUVER, WASH. -- The public is invited to explore a wide variety of faculty and student research, scholarship and artistic expression on April 17 at the 11th Annual WSU Vancouver Research Showcase. All events are free.

More than 90 displays from across campus will be on view from 8 to 11 a.m. at Firstenburg Student Commons. Students and faculty will be on hand to discuss their work with viewers.

The presentations will explore such topics as the Columbia River ecosystem, mobile storytelling, the effects of hormones on hearing, environmental contaminants in ordinary household products, cultural diversity and end-of-life care. The presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges, with an awards ceremony at noon.

Afternoon events move to the Dengerink Administration Building, where Charles Brandt will deliver the keynote address at 1 p.m. in Room 129. Brandt is director of the Coastal Sciences Division of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate. He will discuss "Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Ocean Energy in the Pacific Northwest." A reception follows at 2 p.m. in Room 130.

A History Research Showcase concludes the day at 3 p.m. in Room 129. Students and graduate students in history will discuss topics such as food and the feminist revolution, and ethnic relations in China at the time of the Communist Revolution.

The Research Showcase is sponsored by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.

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Sunshine Partners with Zupan's Markets to Give Families a Ray of Hope
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division & Zupan's Markets will partner for the 25th annual Ray of Hope spring food drive, raising food and awareness for local families struggling with year-round food insecurity. The food drive runs April 1st through April 30th, 2014, at all four Zupan's Markets locations. Customers can donate $5 or $10 at the register, giving food support for local families in need or donate food items in collection barrels at each store.

"Since its establishment in 1975, Zupan's Markets has been passionate about giving back to the local Portland community," said Zupan's Markets president Mike Zupan. "We are proud to be partnering with an organization like the Sunshine Division with one of the highest efficiency ratings, where $0.94 of every dollar goes to programs to help people in need."

"Zupan's Markets has supported the Sunshine Division during times when the only food in our inventory came from their stores or their customers", explains Sunshine Division's Officer Phil Kent. "The community should know that without partners like Zupan's we would not be able to provide families, seniors, and veterans with food assistance in times of crisis - hard times that effect Portlanders year-round, not just at the holidays." Many families receiving support from Sunshine Division's food programs are direct referrals from the Portland Police Bureau and have been pulled from human trafficking situations, reside in at-risk, low-income communities, or have been affected by domestic violence and are living in transitional shelters or hotels. As first responders, the police are the first to answer the call for help and often the first to see when a person or family is in crisis.

"The Sunshine Division is a really important tool for officers to be able to engage families in areas where our presence may only be associated with crime prevention" says Officer Dave Thoman. "The Sunshine Division food boxes and officer referral cards are a way to open communication, so that families feel positively connected to us and reach out to us when they need our help." Thoman is a school resource officer, and accesses Sunshine Division services for families in Portland Public Schools.

In 1923, the Sunshine Division was started on the philosophy that "no one should commit a crime due to hunger". Nonprofits addressing food insecurity, such as Sunshine Division, and community policing programs managed through the Portland Police Bureau, help to positively reverse the effects of poverty on crime making more productive communities.

About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 38 years. Zupan's Markets, with four locations, focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com or stay in touch at www.facebook.com/ZupansMarketsPortland. ###
Wells Fargo introduces interactive "Get College Ready" web site for parents and college-bound students (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 04/08/14
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High school graduation is coming up fast for students and parents in the Pacific Northwest. To help them prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo has launched the Get College Ready website at www.wellsfargomedia.com/GetCollegeReady.

The new, interactive site provides information about how to prepare a financial plan for college, education award letters, financing products and resources, and options to cover non-tuition expenses such as books, meal plans, rent, campus events, cell phone and movies.

"As a father of three, I can relate to the questions that parents and students ask when trying to understand all the factors that go into paying for a college education," said John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo's Education Financial Services.

"The Get College Ready website is a user-friendly interface that will help bring clarity to the financial milestones that parents and students face when preparing for college," Rasmussen added. "We're in the business of serving customers and working collaboratively to position them for success. This tool is a key ingredient to help them achieve their dream of a higher education."

The Get College Ready website includes the following features:

Knowledge Check: An interactive quiz to test knowledge and understanding of the different financial responsibilities involved in getting a college education.

Calculator: The Wells Fargo's College Cost Calculator can help provide an estimate of how much money someone might need to borrow annually for college.

Mr. Fellows Videos: A fun video series featuring Mr. Fellows, a college "advisor" who explains the ins and outs of the college financial aid journey in five easy steps.

Website visitors can also learn more about Wells Fargo's products and services for students, such as insurance, college credit cards, bank accounts and Hands on Banking (an interactive program to help kids, teens, young adults and adults learn about the basics of finances and money management).

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,000 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). The firm has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

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Attached Media Files: A screen shot of the new Get College Ready web site.
Urban League of Portland Acts to Address Widening Black Employment Gap
Urban League of Portland - 04/08/14
April 8, 2014
Portland, OR--Following the release of the National Urban League' s 38th edition of the State of Black America(R) - One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, last Thursday, the Urban League of Portland is announcing plans to address the widening Black jobs gap in Oregon.
The National Urban League's 2014 State of Black America report, which looks at income and wealth gaps and the urgency of the un- and under-employment crisis, conveys the principle of the widening inequality between the few who are reaping the rewards of economic recovery and the majority who are still reeling from the aftershocks of the Great Recession. The Urban League of Portland's 2014 State of Black Oregon report is due for release in the fall of 2014 and will offer and in-depth illustration of the social and economic reality of Black Oregonians.
As the overall unemployment rate in Oregon continues to decline, the official unemployment rate for Black Oregonians is 17.6%- more than double the rate for the state as a whole. About 30% of Black Oregonians are underemployed in part-time work.
In response, the Urban League of Portland is providing direct help to jobseekers through its annual Career Fair to be held on April 22nd at the Lloyd District Doubletree Hotel. The fair will feature more than 50 employers who are looking to diversify their workforce. The organization has also directed additional resources and staffing towards its Workforce Department, which provides services to individual jobseekers, to respond to the growing demand in the African American community for job-seeker support, especially amongst the long-tern unemployed.
"As the National Urban League's report is drawing the national spotlight to the issue of the Black Employment Gap, it's important to note that in Oregon, not only do these employment disparities persist, they are actually worse than the national average," said Michael Alexander, President and CEO of the Urban League of Portland. "Our response to this crisis is to bridge this employment gap by building a well-qualified workforce with employment services, and advocating for more equitable employment policies, while working alongside our dedicated partners in the private sector who are committed to diversity and who recognize the Urban League is an unparalleled resource to connect them with talented and qualified diverse candidates in our city and region."
The Urban League plans to intensify its advocacy to Close the Black Employment Gap, through campaigns aimed at increasing employment opportunities for African Americans in the City of Portland and around the state. The organization is currently engaged in campaigns to increase employment opportunities for Community Health Workers, and will soon launch a campaign to reduce employment barriers to job-seekers with previous criminal convictions.



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The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. We are a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League. Our 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair, will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton), near the Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, 97232). Over 50 employers participated and 500 patrons attended the Career Connections job fair in 2013, and this year is poised to have even more employers who are actively seeking to hire. For more information visit http://ulpdx.org
The Urban League of Portland released the 2009 State of Black Oregon, an in-depth report that offers commentary and analysis about research focusing on key social and economic indicators. Modeled after the National Urban League's State of Black America, this report compares the status of Oregon's African American population with the majority population, measuring progress or decline in several areas. Finally, it is a road map for action, featuring calls for specific, proven, effective ways to eliminate the state's gaps in income, wealth, health, social progress and educational attainment. The 2014 follow-up will be released this fall. Like the original, the new project will be fully informed by Black Oregonians across the State. It will be owned by, written by and for the community, covering the places in urban and rural Oregon, where the presence of the Black community is often overlooked. These Oregonians will be paramount in telling their own story. The report will illuminate the experiences of Black Oregonians all over the state, including Eugene, Bend, Coos Bay and Eastern and rural Oregon. The State of Black Oregon 2014 will provide an opportunity for many to tell their story for the first time.
Salem Hospital offers opportunities for new volunteers
Salem Health - 04/08/14
Salem Hospital is looking for new volunteers to help in a variety of ways--including way finding and offering assistance at the newly remodeled Salem Cancer Institute.

"We're looking for people who would like to be an integral part of the Salem Hospital family to help patients, families, visitors, and our hospital staff," said Earlene Naylor, volunteer services manager. "Volunteering provides a great opportunity to experience health care and make a contribution to health care in our community."

Volunteer opportunities include:

* Providing information and guiding patients throughout Salem Cancer Institute
* Greeting and way finding on Salem Hospital campus and at Walton House
* Helping in reception areas

Volunteer perks include:

* Free flu shot annually
* Discount cards for local and online businesses
* Meal tickets
* Free fountain drink
* Ongoing hospital education
* Discounts at the hospital fitness center and cafeteria
* Discount at hospital retail pharmacy (after 90-day trial period and ending when you retire from volunteering)
* Studies have shown that people who volunteer improve their health and well-being, feel better about themselves, and live longer!

Volunteers typically provide service once a week for four hours either in the morning or afternoon. Hospital volunteers range in age from 14 to 94 and demonstrate excellent customer service at every turn. Contact Volunteer Services at 503-561-5277 or apply online through salemhealth.org (click on "Careers" and then "Volunteer Opportunities").

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Half million Oregonians still need to file tax returns
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 04/08/14
The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding nearly 500,000 Oregonians that they still need to file personal income tax returns by the April 15 filing deadline. That's only one week away.

"Based on last year's totals, we expect another 470,000 returns by April 15," said Megan Denison, Policy and Systems Manager for Revenue. "That's nearly one-third of all the returns we receive during tax season."

Revenue says about one million personal income tax returns have been processed already this year. Oregonians are overwhelmingly filing returns electronically, with a statewide average of almost 92%. The agency says that's a good thing for taxpayers.

"E-filing gets returns processed faster," Denison added. "Filing electronically and requesting direct deposit is always the fastest way to get your refund."

Besides filing electronically, Revenue encouraged anyone who hasn't filed yet to:

* Double check your math and make sure all the required forms are included in your return. Tax preparation software can help prevent little mistakes that will slow processing of your return.

* Remember that an extension to file is not an extension to pay. Oregon honors a filing extension issued by the IRS, but interest on your tax-to-pay starts accumulating from the day the return was originally due.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments, or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204. Due to the number of calls Revenue receives during tax season, you may experience extended waiting times.

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Presenting the 2014 Class of Oregon Heritage Trees
Oregon Travel Experience - 04/08/14
On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program will introduce three new heritage trees in a public ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The statewide dedication will take place at Veneta Zumwalt Park (near Eugene) where a plaque will be unveiled in honor of the Ellmaker Grove, a group of trees located within the park.

Oregon Travel Experience will host the event in partnership with the Friends of Zumwalt Park. Featured speakers at the event include Megan Clark, great, great granddaughter of Enos and Elizabeth Ellmaker. Clark's ancestors built their farm and blacksmith shop on an 1857 Donation Land Claim, using the tree canopy as shelter for their livestock, and as a pathway from a branch of the Applegate Trail to their smithy.

Doug Card, a retired University of Oregon sociology professor and local historian, will give a brief presentation as will members of the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee and the Oregon Travel Information Council.

Two other heritage trees will be honored in separate events later this summer, but will be inducted into the Class of 2014 Heritage Trees at Friday's dedication. The R.V. Short Fir, located in Wilsonville, and the Aurora Colony Black Walnut, share in this year's honors.

Among the Ellmaker Grove's incense cedars and big leaf maples, a magnificent tree affectionately known to Oregon Country Fair goers as the "mother oak," stands as testament to the care it has received over the ages. From the local Kalupuya to the first European settlers, the tree stood sentry as the Ellmakers harvested cord-wood and wheat to help fund the construction of Deady Hall at the UO.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony and will find other tree-related and Earth Day activities occurring regionally during Oregon Arbor Week.

Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) oversees the official Oregon Heritage Tree Program and is a semi-independent state agency located in Salem with a focus on transportation-related services. OTE builds programs that help drive new traffic into nearby communities, contributing to local economic prosperity. The agency manages 29 rest areas across the state, permits highway logo signs and administers to two heritage programs: Heritage Trees and Historical Markers.
Speed a factor in rollover accident; streetlight severed (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/08/14
Patient freed, being pulled from the car
Patient freed, being pulled from the car
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A Longview woman escaped serious injury this morning after she lost control of her vehicle. She was traveling Northbound on NE Nichols Boulevard at a reportedly high rate of speed just before 5:30 AM. Unable to maintain control, the car careened off the roadway crashing through a streetlight pole. The light pole tumbled into the roadway as her vehicle flipped over onto its top.

Police officers arrived on the scene, forced their way into the badly damaged car, and began to render aid. A Longview Fire Engine and Paramedic unit arrived soon after to continue the rescue effort. They deployed a standby fire hose as a precaution as the woman remained trapped in her vehicle. After the arrival of additional personnel, the firefighters pulled the woman from the wreckage. AMR paramedics transported her urgently to St John Medical Center for trauma care.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by police. Based on initial witness reports, excessive speed is suspected as a contributing factor to the incident.


Attached Media Files: Patient freed, being pulled from the car , Firefighters work to free trapped woman
04/07/14
Shots Fired Inside Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Bar - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
On Monday April 7, 2014, at 10:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Papa Son's Bar, located at 12525 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting inside the bar.

Officers arrived in the area were flagged down by a witness who told police that the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Powell Boulevard.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, canvassed the neighborhood looking for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, wearing a hoody and some kind of mask.

There are no reported injuries and officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Officers did locate evidence of gunfire inside the bar but it is unclear why the suspect fired a gun or why he was inside the bar.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening.

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Downtown Business Robbed at Knifepoint - Suspect Fled the Area
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
This evening, Monday April 9, 2014, at 8:34 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Peterson's on Yamhill, located at 115 Southwest Yamhill Street, on the report that someone robbed the employee at knifepoint.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect robbed the business while armed with a knife, then ran out the door.

The suspect was described as a white male, 21 to 26 years old, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, medium build, possibly bald, wearing glasses, wearing a black t-shirt, and black pants.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Drive-By Shooting Investigation in Northeast Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
This evening, Monday April 7, 2014, at 7:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of a drive-by shooting in the 200 block of Northeast Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and learned that a residence on the South side of the street was hit by gunfire. There were no gunshot victims located at the scene but officers are speaking with several witnesses who were outside when the shots were fired.

At this point in the investigation there is no additional information to share and the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Northeast Lombard Street is closed both directions to all traffic, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Mallory Avenue as the investigation develops.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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Update #2: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of Forest Grove (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people on Highway 47 at NW Verboort Road north of Forest Grove. The deceased individuals names are released in this update.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., OSP, WCSO, local fire and emergency responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 47 near NW Verboort Road about a mile north of Forest Grove. Upon arrival, two people in a passenger vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initial scene investigation indicates at 2002 Hyundai four-door passenger car driven by a 18-year old female was stopped westbound on NW Verboort Road. The car pulled into the path of a northbound 1996 Freightliner box truck driven by CORY JORDAN, age 44, from Gaston. JORDAN had little time to react before the collision and both vehicles came to rest blocking the highway.

The car's female driver and 19-year old female passenger, both from northwest Portland, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The are identified as driver KIDEN ESTHER DILLA and passenger AYAN MOHAMED OSMAN.

JORDAN was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. The 32,000 lb. truck he was driving was unloaded.

All involved persons were using safety restraints.

Highway 47 was closed in both directions with ODOT personnel on scene coordinating a traffic detour for 5 hours.

OSP troopers and OSP collision reconstructionists from the North Plains, McMinnville, Portland, and St. Helens offices responded to the scene. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Forest Grove Police Department, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. A chaplain from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with initial next of kin notification.

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Vancouver celebrates Arbor Day Wednesday and year-round
City of Vancouver - 04/07/14
Join the festivities from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday at Esther Short Park, Sixth and Columbia Streets, in downtown Vancouver, for the City of Vancouver's annual Arbor Day celebration. This year's celebration theme - "Our Trees, Our Future" - highlights the benefits urban trees bring now and for years to come.

The event features a ceremonial tree planting, giveaway of free tree seedlings, children's crafts and activities, Mac Award ceremony and a presentation of awards to the City of Vancouver and Clark Public Utilities' urban forest efforts.

Councilmember Larry Smith will accept the award honoring Vancouver as a Tree City USA for the 25th consecutive year and, for further commitment to promoting urban tree canopy, the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award.

It has been 142 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. The first official Arbor Day was created by Morton and celebrated in Nebraska in 1872. In the years following that first Arbor Day, Morton's idea spread beyond Nebraska and today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever.

Every tree planted in Vancouver decreases stormwater runoff, increases neighborhood livability, reduces energy costs and adds value to property.

The City of Vancouver and state of Washington are officially celebrating Arbor Day on April 9 this year. But for many in Vancouver, every day is Arbor Day. The Urban Forestry Commission is recognizing these dedicated community members through a new program. The Tree Canopy Achievement Program (TreeCAP) is rewarding those who do their part to grow and maintain a healthy urban forest on their properties.

Groups already recognized by TreeCAP include the Bella Vista Neighborhood, Cascade Consulting at West 29th and Washington streets, and Burgerville at 2200 East Fourth Plain Boulevard.

"Property owners like these are needed if we are to achieve our goal of a 28 percent tree canopy by 2030." said Urban Forestry Commission Chairman Tim Carper. "Vancouver's tree canopy is a critical component of our community's vitality, health and prosperity."

The Vancouver Urban Forestry Commission invites groups, businesses, and individual property owners to participate in TreeCAP. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver/urbanforestry or call (360) 487-8308.

Throughout the month of April and on into the year, Vancouver residents will find additional opportunities to celebrate and enhance our community's trees.

Participate in Arbor Month at home by planting a tree on private property, providing proper care to existing trees, or contacting Vancouver Urban Forestry, a branch of the city's Department of Public Works, to learn about other ways to get involved in community efforts to restore tree canopy in Vancouver.

The public is also invited to join in a community tree planting on Saturday, April 12 at Gretchen Fraser Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. Just dress appropriately for the day's weather and show up ready to plant!

For a complete listing of activities, including times and locations, visit the Urban Forestry webpage, or www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry, or call (360)487-8308.
Tualatin / Sherwood Road open again
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/07/14
Update- Tualatin / Sherwood Road has been cleared and the roadway is back open again.

There were no injuries and no citations issued as a result of the incident.
Forest conservation program application period now open
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/07/14
Applications are now being accepted for a program created to protect the future of Oregon's forests. The "Forest Legacy" program helps landowners with the conservation of forests threatened by risk of parcelization or new development.

Forest Legacy is a national cooperative forestry program of the U.S. Forest Service that seeks to conserve private forest lands that may be lost to non-forest uses. This voluntary program provides financial incentives -- via conservation easements, land acquisition or land donation -- for private landowners to protect environmentally important "working forest" areas threatened by development, fragmentation and other non-forest uses.

The Forest Legacy Program is designed to support state efforts to keep forestlands viable, and retain actively managed forests. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) administers the program in Oregon. Applications for Forest Legacy funding are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2016.

Letters of interest and property descriptions must be submitted to ODF by May 16, 2014. Letters should describe the project's strengths with respect to the three national Forest Legacy Program scoring criteria. The three criteria are: importance of natural resources; threat from conversion to non-forest use; and strategic with respect the property's relevance or contribution to existing or emerging conservation initiatives.

To be eligible, the private forest lands seeking Forest Legacy Program funding must be within one of six Forest Legacy Areas designated in Oregon (see map: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/docs/legacy/oregonforestlegacyareas.pdf ).
Letters of interest should be signed and submitted by a legal representative of the landowner, or include a letter signed by a legal representative of the landowner indicating permission to submit the Letter of Interest on the landowner's behalf.

Timelines
Project nominations consisting of a 3-4 page letter of interest, with a property description attached, must be submitted by close of business May 16, 2014, to:

Jarrett Caston
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97310

Oregon's Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee reviews submitted Letters of Interest to decide which applicants will be invited to complete a formal application. Formal applications are developed using the national Forest Legacy Information System (FLIS) to ensure uniformity with project submissions from other states.

About Forest Legacy
Oregon welcomed its first Forest Legacy Program project in September 2007 when the City of Eugene worked with a private landowner to preserve more than 25 acres of oak habitat in Lane County's South Eugene Hills. Currently, Oregon has two projects awaiting federal fiscal year 2013 appropriation, both in eastern Oregon. Gilchrist Forest is ranked 6th nationally; followed by the Blue Mountain Heritage, ranked 11th nationally.

A conservation easement is a legal restriction placed on a piece of property to protect a specific resource, or several resources, such as a working forest. By stripping off certain property rights to the property - such as development rights - conservation easements can be used to keep forestlands for forestry purposes in perpetuity for enjoyment by future generations.

For more information:
Fiscal Year (FY) Forest Legacy Program Project Application Instructions
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/docs/legacy/FY%202015%20Oregon%20Application%20Instructions.pdf

Oregon's Forest Legacy Areas
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/docs/legacy/oregonforestlegacyareas.pdf

Oregon Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/privateforests/StewardshipCoordinatingCommittee.shtml.

Oregon Forest Legacy Program Website
http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/privateforests/ForestLegacy.shtml

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A Conversation Piece: PCC program builds students' English skills through a 'Cafe' (Photo)
PCC - 04/07/14
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SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Student Sophia Clark's favorite place to be is at the Conversation Cafe.

The native of Denmark isn't going because of good coffee, tasty tea or a solid Wi-Fi connection. She goes every Friday afternoon to the tutoring center at the Southeast Center (2305 S.E. 82nd Ave.) for the conversations with native and non-native English speakers. It's all part of Portland Community College English for Speakers of other Languages Program's effort to help its students practice their English and improve skills through a series of fun learning activities outside of the classroom. The Cafe, which isn't restricted to ESOL students at the campus (everyone and anyone is welcome), gives attendees a chance to socialize with other students and members of the community to build their skills.

"It's always hard to adapt to a new culture," said Clark, a student in the college's Project Degree, Future Connect and Multicultural Academic programs. "I think a lot of students come to Conversation Cafe because they don't know anybody in the U.S. and they feel lonely and want to meet people. I think Conversation Cafe is very important for the Southeast Center because there are a lot more people here from different countries."

The Conversation Cafe is a collaboration effort between PCC and community partners. Representatives from PCC's Career Pathways Program, Employment and Academic Advising offices, student government and the Women's Resource Center have donated time and services to enhance the learning of the ESOL students. Plus, representatives from the Employment Department, Portland Police, Portland Parks and Recreation, and various healthcare providers have visited to speak on a wide range of topics such as U.S. history and government, citizenship, voting, healthcare, health and nutrition, emergency preparedness, employment, and many others. As part of the Cafe, students have taken field trips to the Bonneville Dam, Belmont Fire House, Oregon Historical Society and OMSI.

ESOL student Oscar Sanchez is from Mexico and has been in America for the past 12 years. Between delivering food to restaurants, working in construction and running a cleaning business, Sanchez said he needs to be able to clearly communicate with his employees, coworkers and clients. He has attended the Conversation Cafe since it started and feels it's been a big help.

"My goal is to just improve my English," Sanchez said. "I meet new people and have fun with them and share cultures. That's why I come here. I try to say to people that don't speak English much at home to come to Conversation Cafe because it's a good place to practice your English."

PCC's Adult Basic Education/GED Manager Tanya Batazhan said the conversation program started in 2011 as part of a state civics grant for the Southeast ESOL Program. The original vision of the Cafe was to enhance students' language learning outside of the classroom in a non-traditional learning environment and connect students to other resources on campus. But as the Cafe has grown, so has the responsibilities of the students, who routinely help with set up and take down of the Cafe, organize discussion topics and develop activities that showcase their cultures. She said that the Cafe plays a key role in retention through the engagement activities.

"Our original purpose was focused on language and getting people to have some experience outside of the classroom to where they can use their conversation skills and improve," Batazhan said. "What I'm seeing now is students still have that aspect, but they're now building relationships on the campus with other students, other programs as well as with faculty and staff. It now has a wider reach and a wider purpose."

Sophia Clark, the Dane who is working on reading and writing development courses at the center, can't wait to attend the Conversation Cafe each Friday of the term.

"It's more like a community where people gather as a family and are happy," she said. "We learn a lot."




About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


Attached Media Files: Sophia Clark , PCC ESOL students chat during a recent Conversation Café at the Southeast Center
Historic cemeteries workshop slated for April 23 in Albany
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/07/14
A workshop that provides basic information about the care and development of historic cemeteries will be offered April 23 in Albany.

The Historic Cemeteries 101 workshop, presented by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, will include information about four key areas of cemetery operation: recordkeeping, mapping, protection and public events. The workshop presenters are veteran cemetery enthusiasts from several regions of the state.

The commission maintains a list of all historic cemeteries in Oregon, provides grants, and helps train people in the care of cemeteries, including grave markers, structures, railings and curbs, ironwork, fencing and historic plantings. There are approximately 850 listed historic cemeteries in Oregon.

The workshop is part of the Oregon Heritage Conference, but may be registered for separately. There is a $10 fee for workshop registration. Workshop registration is required and can be done by using the form at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/docs/2014_OHC_Registration_Form1nonfillable.pdf

For more information about the Heritage Conference, visit the conference website at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx or contact commission coordinator Kuri Gill at kuri.gill@oregon.gov
Winners of 2014 Urban & Community Forestry awards announced (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/07/14
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In celebration of Oregon Arbor Week (April 7-13), Oregon Community Trees (OCT) - the state's urban and community forestry council - announces the 2014 recipients of the Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Awards.

The award recipients are:

Tree City of the Year: City of Philomath

In 2013, the City of Philomath removed many scrub and crabapple trees from an area that had long been an eyesore as people entered the city. The city enlisted help from a local grade school to help plant 47 trees on the newly-cleared land. Not only did the kids have fun while planting the trees, they also learned about the importance of trees and the benefits they provide. As the trees grow, they will beautify the area and provide shade for a local creek. The project has been a huge success and the city has received numerous compliments from local citizens. Water samples have already shown a decrease in stream temperature as well as reduced levels of some chemicals in the stream. Recognizing Philomath's accomplishments in promoting healthy urban and community trees is especially appropriate in 2014, which marks Philomath's 20th year as a Tree City USA.

Organization Award: Greenworks

GreenWorks is a landscape architecture and urban design practice based in Portland, Oregon, and has been working with the City of Portland Parks & Recreation Department to design Werbin Park -- the first developed park in the Cully Neighborhood in northeast Portland. During the summer 2013, GreenWorks provided outreach for underprivileged neighborhood children, using the park project to teach the children about park design and construction. GreenWorks partnered with Verde and Hacienda's Expresiones after school program to develop six weeks of activities for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Student participants visited the Werbin Park project site, other similar parks, and the GreenWorks office, learned about the design process, experienced firsthand how construction drawings are developed, and engaged in activities to develop their own design skills. Through this unique outreach effort, GreenWorks demonstrated their support for the Cully Neighborhood's commitment to social equity and provided an amazing learning opportunity for local children, who will ultimately become the primary users of Werbin Park. GreenWorks greatly deserves recognition for including this exceptional outreach effort in the design phase of their scope of work.

Individual Award: Laura Lesher

Laura Lesher has made outstanding contributions to urban forestry in the Salem area. She has served on the City of Salem's Shade Tree Advisory Committee, the Oregon Community Trees board of directors, and is a Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI) graduate. She has also served on the City of Salem's tree advisory board for 7 years -- as chair for the last 5 years. During that time she has shown the highest degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and courtesy in often difficult and emotional tree hearings before the committee. She also has served on the several other sub-committees related to Salem's urban forest, including the current street tree code revision committee. She often utilizes her expertise in team building and collaboration and acts as an advisor and mentor to others who are interested in trees. Laura has advocated for trees by serving on Oregon Community Trees' Board of Directors for 5 years, where she provided valuable expertise in board development and team building. Laura exudes positive energy in all undertakings and has a true passion for trees and the urban forest.

Organization Award: Angell Job Corps

Angell Job Corps receives this award in recognition of this organization's success and continued efforts in teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent citizens. They strive to place their students in meaningful jobs or on track for additional education. Angell Job Core has directly influenced many students to achieve their goal of becoming arborists. After graduating from Angell Job Core, many students have earned positions with commercial urban forestry companies such as General Tree Service, Collier Arbor Care, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, and other arboriculture-related companies. We salute Angell Job Corps for their contributions to social justice as well as their excellent track record in training young professionals in community forestry.

About These Awards
For the 21st year, the O.C.T. awards recognize individuals and organizations for their exceptional, inspiring accomplishments and leadership in enhancing Oregon's urban and community forests.

Anyone can make nominations for these awards, which are given annually for leadership in community and urban forestry.

For more information, please visit: www.oregoncommunitytrees.org


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The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market set for May 3rd
The Rosewood Initiative - 04/07/14
PORTLAND, Ore., (April 1, 2014, 2013) - The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market will be on Saturday May 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside The Rosewood Initiative building located at 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon. The event is free and open to the public allowing shoppers the opportunity to find the right gift for mom or spend some quality time together. If you're looking for an opportunity to support local artisans and try delicious food, The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market is just the place.

When asked about The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market Executive Director Jenny Glass said, "This is going to be another great opportunity for the Rosewood community to showcase its many diverse and talented residents to the broader area. We really look forward to inviting everyone out to see and experience what the community has to offer." The Mother's Day Market will be the second time The Rosewood Initiative has hosted a seasonal market. In December the organization held its first ever Holiday Market with over 30 vendors offering a wide variety of products for sale.

The original idea for the market grew out of a need in the community for small home based and roadside businesses to have an indoor location for operation during the rainy season. The Rosewood Initiative wanted to do more for those who have the entrepreneurial spirit in the area. Currently at their 16126 SE Stark location The Rosewood Initiative offers small businesses and entrepreneurs support and training through programs ran by MercyCorps Northwest and Portland State University's Small Business Outreach program.

The Rosewood Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Rosewood area a desirable place to live, work and play. By partnering with residents, apartment managers and owners, businesses, churches, social services agencies, neighborhood associations, and public safety agencies to create space for the community to come together to meet their common goals. For more information about The Rosewood Initiative or The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market you can contact them on the web at rosewoodinitiative.org or call (503) 208-2562.
Pacific University to Refresh University Center at Forest Grove Campus
Pacific University - 04/07/14
FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Pacific University, with the assistance of longtime food service provider Aramark, will refresh the Washburne University Center and expand offerings in time for the 2014 fall semester.

Construction will begin this spring on the soon-to-be new look of the University Center, which will provide significantly more amenities and conveniences to students, employees and guests as part of the university's ongoing partnership with Aramark.

Design and construction of the project will be a partnership between Portland-based firms Opsis Architecture, inici Group, Inc. and Walsh Construction Co.

The refresh of the University Center is designed with the students in mind. New paint, carpeting, décor, bathrooms and entryways on the first floor of the building will provide better access and a more contemporary environment for dining and leisure.

In addition to the expanded dining and lounge areas, the refresh will also feature an expanded kitchen and food serving stations, as well as a fully licensed Starbucks location. And, the Boxer Bistro convenience store that provides takeout options and other everyday essentials will be altered to take the shape and feel of Aramark's highly successful Provisions on Demand market concept.

Provisions on Demand combines a corner store feel with the style of a modern market, featuring grab-and-go dining choices for any time of day, including breakfast sandwiches, burritos, wraps, salads, soft drinks and snacks commonly found in convenience stores.

The University Center refresh will also include renovated space for the Pacific University Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, which will move into the east side of the building from its current off-campus location.

The refresh is part of a new dining services agreement Pacific has entered into with Aramark following a competitive request-for-proposals process in which bids from three vendors were evaluated by a group of students, employees and administrators.

In addition to the building remodel, Pacific's new agreement with Aramark includes more meal plan opportunities, including an "all-access" option for Pacific students and employees, and expanded hours of service at both the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses.

Aramark has partnered with Pacific University for many years and is a strong proponent of the university's commitment to sustainability. Together, Pacific and Aramark donate excess food to area shelters, compost food waste, provide reusable to-go containers and employ a student sustainability intern. Aramark also strives to prepare foods that are raised, grown, harvested and produced locally.

The University Center refresh joins the ongoing construction of the new 200-bed residence hall, Lincoln Park complex improvements and other projects as part of the Forest Grove campus transformations taking place this summer.

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Founded in 1849, Pacific University (Ore.) is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The university consists of colleges of Arts & Sciences, Optometry, Education, Health Professions and Business, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people's lives through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.


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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Beaverton Police Department - 04/07/14
Only 30 years ago, crime victims had virtually no rights and no assistance. The criminal justice system often seemed indifferent to their needs. Victims were commonly excluded from courtrooms and denied the chance to speak at sentencing. They had no access to victim compensation or services to help rebuild their lives. There were few avenues to deal with their emotional and physical wounds. Victims were on their own to recover their health, security, and dignity.

Today, the nation has made dramatic progress in securing rights, protections, and services for victims. Every state has enacted victims' rights laws and all have victim compensation programs. More than 10,000 victim service agencies now help people throughout the country. In 1984, Congress passed the bipartisan Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), which created a national fund to ease victims' suffering. Financed not by taxpayers but by fines and penalties paid by offenders, the Crime Victims Fund supports victim services, such as rape crisis and domestic violence programs and victim compensation programs that pay many of victims' out-of-pocket expenses from the crime, such as counseling, funeral expenses, and lost wages.

Victims' rights advocates have scored remarkable victories over the last 30 years. But there is still a lot of work to be done. As we move forward, we are increasingly expanding our reach to previously underserved victim populations, including victims of color, American Indians and Alaska Natives, adults molested as children, victims of elder abuse, and LGBTQ victims. Over three decades, VOCA pioneered support efforts for victims of once-hidden crimes, like domestic and sexual violence. Today, we are shining a spotlight on other abuses that have long been unreported and often not prosecuted--hate and bias crimes, bullying, and sex and labor trafficking, among others.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be held April 6-12 in communities throughout the nation. In Washington, DC, the U.S. Department of Justice will kick off the week with OVC's annual Service Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding individuals and programs that serve victims of crime. Law enforcement agencies in Washington County will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with a fundraising BBQ hosted by the Washington County DA's Office, this event is open to the public. The funds raised by this event will be used for emergency services for victims in Washington County. The BBQ will be held on April 8, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Services Building Cafeteria located at 155 N. First Ave. Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.

The Beaverton Police Department will have advocates at this event talking about our new app that is available on Apple products. This app provides victims with fast access to contact information for many resources that are available as well as victims' rights. The app is free and is available in the Apple app store and can be found by searching Beaverton Police. The goal of this app is to provide victims an easy and safe way to locate all the rights and resources that are available to them. Many times victims are afraid to use the home computer to search for help; this app allows the victim to search for help in a safe place.
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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigation at Port of Brookings Leads to Water Pollution Charge for Boat Captain (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/07/14
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A commercial crab boat captain was cited by an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper for Water Pollution in the First Degree related to an investigation into last week's dumping of an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings in Curry County.

During the night of April 1 and early morning hours of April 2, boat captain CHARLES CASE, age 48, from Brookings, and the crew of "Ann Me", a commercial crab boat, allegedly dumped the mink carcasses into the port waters. During the morning of April 2, the Port Manager contacted law enforcement and the Department of Environmental Quality to investigate and determine who was responsible. That morning, Port of Brookings workers began coordinating the removal of the rotten mink carcasses from the port waters.

During the weekend, port workers had retrieved approximately 3,000 pounds of bloated, floating carcasses out of the water as the workers were forced to wear protective clothing and masks lined with "Vicks" vapor rub to combat the smell. Clean up is continuing as the mink continue to float to the surface.

On April 5, an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper assigned to the investigation contacted CASE and the boat's crew for interviews. Based on the investigation, CASE was cited to appear in Curry County Circuit Court for one count of Water Pollution in the First Degree, a class B felony.

Photographs - Oregon State Police
(Note: One of the photos is of some mink carcasses)

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Correction - media staging area
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/07/14
The media staging area is at the Century Hotel on Nyberg, not the Grand Hotel.
UPDATE - Homicide Detectives Investigating the Death of a 44-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man dropped off at Portland Adventist Medical Center on Sunday morning.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy this morning and determined that 44-year-old Victor "Todd" Howell died of a stab wound.

Detectives served a search warrant early this morning at 14630 Southeast Caruthers Street in connection with this investigation and believe that it is the location of the stabbing.

Detectives have authorized the release of a photo of Todd Howell to assist the public with helping solve this case.

There have been no arrests and there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this case, or anyone who lives in the area of 14630 Southeast Caruthers Street with information about the stabbing, is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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This morning, Sunday April 6, 2014, at 9:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report that a 44-year-old man arrived by private car, suffering from a stab wound.

Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the man died after medical staff was unable to save him.

Homicide detectives have been called to the hospital and are in the very early stages of a death investigation.

At this point, it is not known where the stabbing occurred and police are asking that anyone with information call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Tualatin / Sherwood Road blocked in Tualatin
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/07/14
Eastbound Tualatin / Sherwood Road is partially blocked at at SW Martinazzi Avenue due to a commercial vehicle that has lost its load.

A commercial vehicle transporting large steel beams lost its load, damaging the cab.

Drivers can expect traffic tie ups and long delays in Tualatin. Tualatin Police ask that motorist avoid the area if possible.

More info to follow.

Media please park in the Grand Hotel Parking lot for access.
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Locates Suspect Vehicle
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office reports the suspicious vehicle and driver reported on Ballston Road outside of Sheridan has been identified.

The vehicle and driver of the suspicious vehicle reported to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office on Monday, March 31st has been located and is of no further interest. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone for their concern and assistance in locating the suspicious vehicle.

Family members located the vehicle at a McMinnville business on Saturday afternoon, April 5th. The driver and owner of the vehicle was cooperative with Sheriff's Deputies, and stated he had driven to the Sheridan area to look for and purchase boat parts and became lost while looking for the business. Sheriff's Deputies were able to confirm the driver and his dog had been to the area on the day of the reported incident looking for the boat shop, and ultimately made a purchase there.

The boat shop is located at 27234 Ballston Road and is approximately 1.75 miles west of the Sheridan family's farm.

Questions regarding this incident may be directed to Captain Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 503-434-7440.
Focused School Zone Traffic Safety
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on the morning of April 3, 2014, his office focused patrol efforts in various speed zones near several schools in Linn County. The focused efforts were emphasized during the morning commute. These schools included Hamilton Creek School in Lebanon, Central Linn Elementary in Halsey, Mari Linn School in Lyons and Clover Ridge School in Albany. The deputies stopped 17 vehicles for various violations, ranging from seat belt violations to speed violations. Our goal was to educate drivers and remind citizens of traffic safety within school zones. Sheriff Bruce Riley holds our children's safety as a priority and we will continue more random enforcement of school zones in the future. Please remember the posted school speed zones are there for a reason. Please continue to drive safe.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY TOMORROW: Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/07/14
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert

(Portland, OR) April 7, 2014 - Sneak a peek at one of the programs supported by annual concert. Something Grand is an important cause in the Portland Metro area that helps fund after-school music programs.

WHAT:
You are invited to a MEDIA OPPORTUNITY during a music class at the Gresham Salvation Army Music Academy, an after-school music program. The Music Academy is one of the only such programs in the Portland- Gresham area supported by the upcoming 3rdth annual "Something Grand" concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 19, 2014.

WHO:
Open to all media, this is an opportunity to see students in music class, get interviews with instructor Major James Sullivan and with Michael Allen Harrison's protege and former Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy student, 18-year-old Hailey Rowden. Hailey will perform at an upcoming concert, "Something Grand" on Saturday, April 19th at 1pm. She has also been invited to play in "Ten Grands" as a professional pianist. Michael Allen Harrison plans to be present as well for interviews.

Long-time Portlander and local musician Michael Allen Harrison, along with 9 other gifted pianists, both professionals and youth, will perform in concert on April 19th as they play 10 grand pianos together to raise funding for The Salvation Army's after-school music programs.

WHEN:
MUSIC CLASS: TOMORROW Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:30-5pm.

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy
473 SE 194th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army
503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org .

INTERVIEWS:
*Major James Sullivan - Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps and Community Center and oversees the Music Academy
*Hailey Rowden - Former student at The Salvation Army's Music Academy and current professional pianist in both "Something Grand" and "Ten Grands"
*Michael Allen Harrison - professional pianist who puts on this concert
*Current music students benefiting from the concert



DETAILS:

Five youth protege pianists and five professional pianists, including Michael Allen Harrison, will be performing on the "Something Grand" concert stage, pairing the talent of the youth with the experience of the professionals for one extraordinary show! Proceeds from this event will benefit The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs.

Music is often one of the least accessible programs in schools and one of the first programs to be cut. Support of this event will not only provide more tools for local youth to experience the magic of playing an instrument, reading music, and singing in a choir; it will also provide kids a safe environment to find peace with new friends, learn from mentors, and embrace a passion for music.

The Gresham Music Academy is supported by Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison's annual "Something Grand" fundraiser for The Salvation Army. 80% of proceeds go to Salvation Army programs. We can also provide b-roll via edited, non-discreet audio digital video file of another programs helped by this event: The Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton. That QuickTime file is in 720x480 30fps format, available upon request.

This concert is more than just ten performers on a stage; it embodies everything that is music and connects aspiring youth to the professionals of today. It truly shows how music can transform the youth in our community.

The Salvation Army has a limited number of FREE media tickets for the Saturday afternoon concert. The concert starts at 1pm on April 19th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you are interested in attending, please contact Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army, at 503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org by Thursday, April 17th to make arrangements.

For more information on this event or to buy tickets, please visit www.somethinggrandportland.com.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States.

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org.

People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Police Still Seeking Tips on Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-13 Plaid Pantry Armed Robbery (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section. The suspect selected some candy bars and approached the clerk to pay. After the clerk rang up the candy bars, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reached over the counter and pulled an undisclosed amount of money from the register before running out of the store. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 60th Avenue. A neighborhood search using a Police K-9 Unit did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, and 190 pounds.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public in identifying this suspect to detectives.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, Plaid Pantry is offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. To be eligible for this additional reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Det. Robert Hollins
Robbery Detail
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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Oregon History Museum Opens New "Lincoln's Legacy" Exhibition (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 04/07/14
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Rare Documents and Artifacts Pay Tribute to America's 16th President
Opens Saturday, April 12

Portland, OR - Following on the heels of its successful "Windows on America" exhibit, which featured some of the nation's most treasured historical artifacts and manuscripts, the Oregon History Museum will open on Saturday, April 12 an original exhibit highlighting the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Entitled, "2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy," the exhibition focuses on the time period between January 1, 1863, when Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and January 31, 1865, when Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution banning slavery.

"Seven score and nine years have passed since Abraham Lincoln's death," said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, "but his remarkable life and legacy continue to fascinate Americans. This incredible exhibit offers a unique opportunity to better understand one of America's greatest leaders and what was certainly the most challenging time in our nation's history."

The exhibit features extremely rare documents and artifacts from the Mark Family Collection, the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, and the holdings of the Oregon Historical Society. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to see a first printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln; a House of Representatives official copy of the Thirteenth Amendment, personally signed by the then members of Congress and United States Senators; military uniform shoulder straps worn by General William T. Sherman, the actual pen that President Lincoln used in 1862 to sign the Act of Emancipation for the Territories , and pieces of fabric from both the coat that Lincoln was wearing and the seat in which he was sitting the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theater. In addition, the exhibit includes numerous Civil War-era costumes that were worn by actors in director Steven Spielberg's Academy Award winning movie, Lincoln.

The exhibit also features a touch-screen video game, "Lincoln's Challenge," which will allow visitors to test their knowledge of America's 16th President and the Civil War.

To kick off the exhibit on Saturday, distinguished actor and Lincoln portrayer Steve Holgate will give his "Town Hall" program on Saturday, April 12 at 11 AM and 2 PM. With a striking resemblance to Lincoln, Holgate captivates his audiences through this exciting living history performance.

MEDIA NOTE
Media are welcome to preview and tour the exhibit April 8-10. Please contact Rachel Randles at 503.306.5221 or rachel.randles@ohs.org to schedule a time for a tour. Media are also welcome to attend the exhibit opening reception for OHS members on Friday, April 11, at 5:30 PM - please RSVP to Rachel Randles if you are planning to attend.

AVAILABLE PRESS PHOTOS & CREDITS

1)Emancipation Proclamation | Original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1863. Credit Shapell Manuscript Collection

2)Photograph of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1864 | This rare image of Lee is one of only eight known photographs featuring him in full military uniform. The photographer, Julian Vannerson, served in the Virginia Infantry's 24th Battalion and was well regarded for his photographs of Confederate leaders. Credit Mark Family Collection

3)Thirteenth Amendment | On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States. This official House of Representatives copy of the Amendment from December 18, 1865, on vellum, was signed by Speaker Schuyler Colfax, Clerk Edward McPherson, thirty-four senators, and ninety representatives. Credit Mark Family Collection

4)Damask from Lincoln's chair at Ford's Theatre, 1865 | Credit Mark Family Collection

5)Snare drum played at Lincoln's funeral, 1865 | William Henry Brooks, a Union soldier and future Portland resident, played this drum as part of the consolidated drum corps during President Lincoln's funeral procession from Springfield to the Oak Ridge Cemetery in May 1865. Credit Oregon Historical Society.

6)Lincoln Challenge Interactive Game

About the Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content.
The Oregon History Museum is located at 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland. Museum hours are Monday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from Noon - 5 PM. Admission is always free for Multnomah County residents. Visitor information and a list of current exhibits can be found at WWW.OHS.ORG.


Attached Media Files: Photography of Lincoln Challenge Interactive Game in exhibit hall , Snare drum played at Lincoln’s funeral, 1865 | Credit Oregon Historical Society , Damask from Lincoln’s chair at Ford’s Theatre, 1865 | Credit Mark Family Collection , Thirteenth Amendment | Credit Mark Family Collection , 2) Photograph of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1864 | Credit Mark Family Collection , Original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1863. Credit Shapell Manuscript Collection
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 2014 Spring Awards Ceremony
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Sheriff Daniel Staton will host the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office's Semi-Annual Award Ceremony. This ceremony will honor citizens and members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and partnering agencies.

Awards being presented at the ceremony include a Purple Heart award, Distinguished Service award, twenty-one Lifesaving-Suicide Prevention and four Lifesaving Awards, one Citation, and two Sheriff's Awards along with others. There will be thirty-eight total awards presented during this ceremony.

The ceremony is open to the public and community members and media are invited and encouraged to attend as we recognize exemplary service and actions which went above and beyond.


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Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on Cedar Hills Blvd (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 04/07/14
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On April 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Beaverton Police Officers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on SW Cedar Hills Blvd at SW Huntington Ave.

When officers arrived they saw that this crash involved two cars and one motorcycle. The motorcycle operator had been thrown from the motorcycle and had been struck by a vehicle that was travelling northbound. It appeared that the motorcycle was attempting to pass a vehicle in the right lane and struck a red Volkswagen that was stopped in the left lane to turn onto SW Huntington Ave. This collision caused the motorcycle operator to leave the motorcycle and he slid into the right lane and was then struck by a silver Mazda.

The motorcycle operated is identified as Adam Jarman, 35 years of age from Beaverton. Mr. Jarman sustained major injuries from this collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Jarman's next of kin has been notified.

This incident is being investigated by the Beaverton Police Department and members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART).

Expect that SW Cedar Hills Blvd. north and southbound in this area will be closed for at least several more hours for the safety of the investigators.
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Go! Calendars, Games & Toys Joins Lancaster Mall (Photo)
Lancaster Mall - 04/07/14
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Salem Ore.- Go! Calendars, Games & Toys is now open at Lancaster Mall. After experiencing superior sales as a temporary tenant at Lancaster Mall during the holiday season, operator Calendar Holdings LLC will remain in the 4,810 square foot space. The store offers board games, brain teasers, puzzlers, puzzles, and high quality toys that are durable, educational and fun. From the most popular, to the hard-to-find and all of the classics. A new and unique selection of 2015 calendars will be restocked in September.

Calendar Holdings LLC, based in Austin, Texas, is America's premier seasonal retailer of calendar, game, and toy products. The first stores opened in 1993 and more than a thousand stores are operating in malls across the United States under the Go! Calendars, Go! Games and Go! Toys brands. Stores range in size from free-standing kiosks to a 6,000 square foot multi-concept superstore.

"Lancaster Mall welcomes Go! Calendars, Games & Toys, we are excited to have this unique business join the Mall family", said Bunni Oslund-Fisk, Mall Manager. Go! Calendars, Games & Toys joins the strong list of local, regional and national tenants at Lancaster Mall including Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft, Macy's, Pier 1 Imports, Sears, Sports Authority and Regal Cinemas. Lancaster Mall is owned by Lancaster Development, LLC, and managed by C.E. John Company, Inc.

For more information on Go! Calendars, Games & Toys and the growing list of tenants at Lancaster Mall visit www.lancastermall.com.


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Forestry Board to meet in Canyonville 4-14, tour Douglas Complex site 4-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/07/14
On April 15 the Board of Forestry will tour the site of Oregon's largest wildfire of 2013, the 48,000-acre Douglas Complex near Glendale. At its business meeting in Canyonville on April 14, the board will address agenda items on water quality, management of state forests, and other topics.

Highlights from the April 14 meeting include:

STREAM PROTECTION RULE ANALYSIS
Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) staff will report on ongoing work involving possible new forest practice rules designed to maintain cold water in streams. With the board, they will also discuss emerging policy issues pertaining to riparian (streamside) protection.

COMPLIANCE WITH LEAVE-TREE AND DOWNED-WOOD REGULATIONS
Landowners in Oregon's Coast Range are 97 percent compliant with forest practice regulations that require them to leave green trees or snags and downed logs when conducting clearcut timber harvests, according to a completed study. The Oregon Forest Practices Act calls for their retention to provide wildlife habitat and maintain healthy soil.

ALTERNATIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS
ODF staff will describe progress in evaluating alternative forest management plans for the northwestern Oregon state-owned forests. Last June, the board directed ODF to explore alternative forest management plans that would be financially viable and improve conservation outcomes.

HIGH-VALUE CONSERVATION AREAS
The board will receive an update on ODF's efforts to implement an administrative rule change adopted last year that created the new "high-value conservation area" land management classification on state-owned forests.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FORESTS
A board subcommittee on federal forests will update the full board on its draft work plan. The subcommittee focuses on federal forest policy issues, with an aim to help the board interact with the governor's office, the Oregon congressional delegation, the Legislature and others on management of the 18 million acres of federally owned forestland in the state.

APRIL 14 MEETING DETAILS
The board meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Birch-Cedar Room at the Seven Feathers Convention Center, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, in Canyonville. A general public comment period is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board takes them up. Agenda materials are available at www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, (2014 meeting link).

SPECIAL NEEDS
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours in advance, at 503-945-7200.

APRIL 15 FIELD TOUR DETAILS
The board will meet for a field tour outside of Glendale near the site of the 2013 Douglas Complex fires. The tour will examine the complexity of forest management, wildfire management, and post-fire salvage and restoration operations in the context of multiple public and private landowner objectives. A tour briefing will be held at 8 a.m. in the Cedar Room at the Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville. Members of the public wishing to join the tour are asked to provide their own lunch and potentially their own transportation if additional van seating is unavailable.

ABOUT THE BOARD
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov.

ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at www.oregon.gov/odf.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office expands TouchPay kiosk services, now accepts inmate trust account deposits
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) which is continuing to roll out jail kiosk capabilities as part of its agreement with Securus Technologies and through their partnership with TouchPay Holdings, LLC has now enabled the TouchPay jail lobby kiosks to receive cash/credit/debit deposits for inmate trust accounts in addition to the Securus Advance Connect payment services already being accepted. TouchPay kiosks are currently installed in the lobbies of both the Multnomah County Detention Center and the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. The TouchPay kiosks do not accept monies for self-bail processes at this time. Additional capabilities are expected to continue to roll out over the next several months.

The TouchPay kiosks provide greater convenience and more payment options for individuals making deposits to offender accounts. Family and friends of offenders in custody are now able to deposit funds in cash or with a credit/debit card through the TouchPay kiosks. In addition, deposits to inmate trust accounts will now be accepted through the TouchPay website portal and/or their toll-free 1-800 number (1-866-232-1899) allowing loved ones to deposit monies without having to travel to one of the jail facilities to complete a transaction. Costs and fees associated with handling these transactions, previously absorbed by MCSO, will now be collected by the vendor at no cost to the Sheriff's Office. The TouchPay kiosk located in the Multnomah County Inverness Jail lobby will be available for visitor use during lobby hours. The Multnomah County Detention Center kiosk will have 24 hour access in the jail lobby.

An additional TouchPay intake cash-handling kiosk will automate offender booking deposits at MCSO. The intake kiosk will count offender's coin and cash in bulk during the booking process, relieving MCSO staff from having to manually count incoming monies and increasing efficiencies in Sheriff's Office operations. Once installation and testing is completed, full implementation of the kiosk system will introduce greater security and auditing functionality as recommended by the County Auditor's office as part of an Inmate Welfare Fund audit from 2011.

The MCSO is committed to providing exemplary service and quality, cost effective prevention, intervention and detention services to the communities of Multnomah County. Partnerships such as these increase operational efficiencies and mitigate the increasing costs of managing these services. As part of our agreement with Securus Technologies and its partnership with TouchPay Holdings, LLC., work is continuing on installation and introduction of kiosks for video visiting and increased digital delivery of services to the offender population. Once completed the video-visiting kiosks will be incrementally enabled and provide additional convenience and expanded visiting hours to family and loved ones of in custody offenders. After initial shared kiosk installation costs, maintenance, and cash pick-up services are provided to MCSO at no cost.

For more information please contact the MCSO Public Information Officer or visit the TouchPay website at www.touchpayonline.com
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Benton County Sheriff's Office Investigate Shooting Incident (Photo) update with correct spelling of victims name
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
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On Sunday, April 6, 2014 at about 5:37 pm, Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Patrol Deputies were dispatched to the 27000 block of Reese Creek Road, about five miles northwest of Monroe, for a woman with a gunshot wound. Medics from the Monroe and Corvallis Fire Departments also responded.
Gale Fogelstrom, age 60, from Monroe, Oregon, was treated for two gunshot entrance wounds. The wounds were on the left side of her lower back and the other on her left buttocks. It appears that the bullets had not exited from the victim.

On initial assessment, the injuries do not appear to be life threating. She was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital by a REACH helicopter. There is no condition update at this time.

BCSO Deputies investigated the incident and were preliminarily able to determine that Gale Fogelstrom had walked south about half a mile on Reese Creek Road from her residence to get a newspaper from a newspaper box. While walking, Ms. Fogelstrom told deputies that she heard about 40 rounds of ammunition being fired, which is fairly common for the area. She was walking north, back towards her residence when she was struck by two bullets. She continued to walk down the roadway before being picked up by motorist. Ms. Fogelstrom was given a ride to her home where her boyfriend called 911.

After an initial investigation, deputies spoke to Jeffery Field, age 47, and Lena Potter, age 37 at 24863 Dawson Road. They told deputies they had been target practicing on their property at the time the victim had reported being shot. They had been shooting north, down the heavily forested hill. Reese Creek Road is north about 100 yards directly below the hill. They were unaware anyone had been struck by gunfire. Deputies were able to recover the two handguns and ammunition Jeffery Field and Lean Potter had been using.
No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Detective Justin Bowers at 541-766-6858.


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Shots Fired Overnight in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
On Sunday April 6, 2014, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Northeast 19th Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a witness who indicated that there was a large fight among some teenagers, next to Alberta Park, and one of the people in the group pointed a handgun into the air and fired some shots. After the shots, the crowd dispersed into the neighborhood.

Officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Jarret Street, between 18th and 19th Avenues. Officers also contacted a group of teenagers but they denied being involved in a fight.

No arrests were made and no victims called police.

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Shots Fired Overnight in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
On Monday April 7, 2014, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of Southeast 129th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who described hearing two vehicles driving in the area, with occupants possibly shooting at each other. Officers located evidence of gunfire in the 3600 block of Southeast 130th Avenue and additional evidence at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Limited vehicle descriptions are that of a smaller car and an SUV. No victims were located or contacted police.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation at Northeast 122nd and Sandy - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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22-year-old Patrick Kimmons was the gunshot victim dropped off at Providence Hospital then later transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Friday night.

Kimmons' injuries were not life-threatening.

After Kimmons was dropped off at Providence, hospital security alerted police about a vehicle containing several occupants that was somehow associated to Kimmons. Officers stopped the vehicle at 55th Avenue and East Burnside and took four people into custody on probation violation warrants:

22-year-old Mascio Walker

25-year-old Marico Camel-Harris

21-year-old Isaiah Hassan

26-year-old Romel Yarborough

All five people, including Kimmons, are known gang associates and were uncooperative with Gang Enforcement Team investigators.

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This evening, Friday April 4, 2014, at 8:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. As officers were enroute they received additional information that a 9-1-1 call was received from approximately 100th Avenue and Northeast Sandy regarding a shooting but the call disconnected.

Officers arrived in the area of 122nd and Sandy and located evidence of gunfire. A short time later, a 23-year-old male was dropped off at Providence Medical Center with a gunshot wound. The victim was then transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting occurred between occupants of two vehicles and is gang-related.

There is no suspect information to share at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting and has not talked to police is asked to call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. All other information is directed to the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.

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Sojourner school magnet information night on April 9
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
Required information meetings for prospective applicants are scheduled at 6 p.m. in the school library on April 9.
Families who wish to apply to Sojourner must attend one of these meetings to receive an application.
Sojourner's curriculum is founded on the multiple intelligence philosophy of Dr. Howard Gardner, which emphasizes a whole child approach to education.
The public magnet school is open to applicants from across the North Clackamas School District.
The school's core instruction areas include violin and other music instruction, daily physical education, electives, and Spanish.
A constructivist, "hands on" approach is emphasized, along with a focus on individual student projects.
The K-5 magnet school shares a campus with Linwood Elementary, at 11909 SE Linwood Avenue in Milwaukie.
For more information, call Sojourner School at 503-353-5460 or visit the school website at http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/sojs.
GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Tuesday April 8 at Lincoln Park School (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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On Tuesday April 8, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.,the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Lincoln Park School, located at 13200 Southeast Lincoln Street.

Officers Tracy Ballew, John Shadron and Spencer Sheldon will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Beaverton City Library Accepts Food for Fine From April 12-20
City of Beaverton - 04/07/14
- Each can of food is worth $2 towards library fines up to $20 -

To celebrate National Library Week, the Beaverton City Library will accept non-perishable foods in place of fines from Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, April 20. The Food for Fines promotion benefits the Oregon Food Bank. The library hopes to break last year's record where they collected more than two tons of food.

"This is a great opportunity for people to lower their fines while giving back to the community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It was great to see the overwhelming support from our community at last year's event and I hope for even more involvement this year. I also encourage residents to drop off food even if they don't have late fees or other charges."

According to the United States Census Bureau's American Fact Finder, 13 percent of all people in Beaverton are below the poverty level. For the third year in a row, the Oregon Food Bank statewide network of regional food banks distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes in Oregon. More than 30 percent of those that received food boxes were children.
Patrons should bring food items to the Main Library (12375 SW Fifth Street) or the Murray Scholls Branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place). Each food item is worth $2 and an individual can receive up to $20 in fine forgiveness. For more information, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

ABOUT THE BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items. The library has two facilities, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items. The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community. The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide library service. For more information on available services, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in Oregon as well as the safest city in the entire Pacific Northwest. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists and as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities, the Beaverton Community Vision program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. Beaverton also enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov, like the City of Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 7 - 11: Travel Safely Through Road Construction Work Zones (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) along with our law enforcement partners join ODOT and transportation agencies across the country in raising awareness about the importance of traveling safely through road construction work zones during "National Work Zone Awareness Week", April 7 - 11, 2014.

This year's theme, "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake", aims to raise awareness of speeding and the effect speed and unsafe driving has on work zone safety. Traffic crashes cause serious injuries and death. Nationally, an average of 595 people is killed in work zone crashes each year. According to ODOT, during the last 3 years there were 21 fatalities in work zone crashes.

ODOT's work zone safety program is aimed primarily at reducing the number of fatal and serious injury traffic crashes that occur in all roadway and utility work zones in Oregon. This is achieved through a comprehensive program which includes engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services.

OSP troopers work closely with ODOT to address safety concerns in highway work zones on state highways and freeways. ODOT provides overtime grant funding to OSP to put troopers on overtime working in many work zones throughout the state. The following is a brief review of the overtime work OSP troopers have done during the last two years in work zones:

2012
* 8,080 overtime hours worked in 48 work zones
* 9,819 vehicles stopped
* Issued 4,224 citations, including 1,995 speed-related violations, and warned drivers for 11,838 traffic-related violations (note: a traffic stop may result in a warning issued for more than one violation)
* Arrested 67 DUII drivers

2013
* 11,076 overtime hours worked in 51 work zones
* 14,196 vehicles stopped
* Issued 6,728 citations, including 3,698 speed-related violations, and warned drivers for 12,959 traffic-related violations
* Arrested 54 DUII drivers

National studies show that driver inattention and distraction is the biggest factor in work zone crashes. Excessive speed is the next biggest problem. Some other work zone facts provided by ODOT include:

* Over 40% of work zone crashes happen in the transition zone prior to the work area.
* Road construction is the most dangerous occupation in the United States.
* More drivers and their passengers than workers die each year in National and Oregon work zones.
* Work zone crashes tend to be more severe than other types of crashes.

Additional information about National Work Zone Awareness Week and work zone safety in Oregon is available on ODOT's website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/Pages/workzonesafety.aspx.

A new Public Service Announcement about work zone safety is available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZKhgTtCXw

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Beware paving, other home repair scams/Pretend "contractors" offer too-good-to-be-true deals
Construction Contractors Board - 04/07/14
Salem - An Estacada couple recently received an offer they couldn't refuse - a promise to pave their entire driveway for $1,500. The $1,500 was the most homeowner Fern Mathews said they could afford.

That wasn't a problem for the workers who showed up at their house. We'll work with you, one of them said. In fact, he had an extra truckload of material so he could give the Mathews a good price. Minutes later, the project was under way.

But instead of a freshly paved driveway for $1,500, the Mathews ended up with a thin coat of soft, sandy gravel. And, once the two men started putting down material, they insisted on being paid $4,700 to finish the work. In the end, Fern wrote a check for $3,200.

"They make you nervous," the 67-year-old said. "It's just a scary situation."

That didn't stop her, however, from using a contact the men gave her to track them to a motel. Once she realized she wasn't getting a real paving job or her money back, she took down their license plates and contacted law enforcement.

"Our top priority is to protect our most vulnerable citizens -- including the elderly," said Lt. Rob Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. "We urge property owners throughout Oregon to exercise their good judgment when hiring a contractor, especially if the deal sounds too good to be true.

"We also encourage family members and neighbors to look out for citizens who may be especially vulnerable to financial scams."

While the CCB and law enforcement agencies are investigating the Estacada incident, Fern remained stuck with a mushy driveway as of early April. She warns others to beware of traveling construction workers who offer unrealistic discounts.

"Always use reputable contractors, check references and never pay all the money up front," added Berri Leslie, interim Construction Contractors Board administrator.

The contractors board recommends that property owners get a written contract for home improvement projects, even small ones.

Meanwhile, law enforcement and state regulators say the numbers of driveway, roof, and other home improvement scams will only increase as temperatures warm.

Here are some key ways to spot thieves:
* You don't call them - they show up at your doorstep.
* Their vehicles often show out-of-state license plates.
* They say they have leftover materials so they can give you a great price.
* They quote an initial low price, then demand more to finish the project.
* Generally, they are not licensed with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). (Call the CCB at 503-378-4621 to verify that a contractor is licensed to work in Oregon.)

If you encounter a situation like this, call your local law enforcement agencies or the Construction Contractors Board.

Wurpes said that once money changes hands, as it did in Fern's case, it becomes harder to pursue criminal charges against fraudulent contractors. Often, the cases must be resolved in civil court -- meaning additional time and expense for the victim.

"We're proud to partner with the Construction Contractors Board to combat this type of crime and make sure that perpetrators are held accountable whenever possible," Wurpes said. "Working together, we really can make a difference."

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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 33,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.


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April 26 Our Community Salutes 275 High School Seniors
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/07/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. (April 7, 2014) - Our Community Salutes 275 high school seniors at a future military service members' recognition ceremony on April 26, at 1:00 p.m., at Skyview High School located at 1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver, WA 98686.

The 4th Annual event is hosted by the Our Community Salutes Committee of Portland, Vancouver and Clark County which is comprised of local veterans, educators, community members and business leaders who are interested in recognizing young men and women who have answered the call to duty. This is the largest Our Community Salutes event in the northwest and is open to the public but with limited seating.

This is a community event to honor and show our support for future military service members as they embark on an incredible journey. These amazing young men and women have taken one of the most difficult steps a high school aged person can take. They have dedicated a portion of their own life to help make a difference in the world. This event will provide an opportunity to meet these future heroes and hear some of their stories as to why they enlisted in the military. These future military service members are the future leaders of your community.

The U.S. military prepares and gives our youth an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future in a variety of occupational areas. Special guest speakers will represent the past, present and future military service members. This event is sponsored by MacKay Sposito with other donations. Light refreshments will be provided.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies and recognition/support of military families of all services.
Five of 15 top regional thespians in competition come from North Clackamas
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
Five North Clackamas students were among the 15 regional finalists who performed at the August Wilson Monologue competition.
The thespians from Clackamas, Putnam and New Urban high schools performed before a stellar panel of judges, including stars from "Grimm" and the Portland theater scene.

Students who qualified for the competition included Blake Dunbar, Hailey Kilgore and Ryan Townsley from Clackamas, Jordan Henderson from Putnam, and Madeline Kitzmiller from New Urban.
The event was sponsored by the August Wilson Red Door Project and was hosted by Portland Center Stage.
"We commend our students who made it to the regional finals for their outstanding work", exclaimed Clackamas High drama teacher Carrie Jo Vincent.
No students advanced to the national finals.
North Clackamas Announces Summer School for 2014
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
North Clackamas Schools will sponsor a summer school program for students who need to recover previously failed classes and get back on track to graduate.
Specific enrollment information will be published in early April.
At this time, students and families can use this preliminary information to consider the best opportunities for credit recovery in their summer planning.

Where: Schellenberg Campus at 14450 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, OR (Students need to get to their home high school, and district buses will be provided from the each site to Schellenberg.

When: Session One (On-ground classes for Semester 1 only)
June 20 - July 3
AM session = 8:30 to 11:30 AM
PM session = 12:15 to 3:15 PM

Session Two (On-ground classes for Semester 2 only)
July 7 - July 18
AM session = 8:30 to 11:30 AM
PM session = 12:15 to 3:15 PM

* A total of four courses can be scheduled, and students will earn a .5 credit per class.
If a student is successful in completing the requirements for four classes, s/he will earn 2.0 credits in the summer school program.

* Preferences for AM or PM sessions cannot be guaranteed as sessions fill and seats are limited.

Costs: $75 for each .5 credit in any credit recovery class
$15 for each .5 credit for students on Free/Reduced Meals program

How: Students will be communicating with their counselors to determine which classes they need to recover.
Enrollment will follow with the counselor's approval.

VERY IMPORTANT: Sessions filled very quickly last year.
* If you know a student has failed classes this year in the first semester or in previous years, you may want to submit the application as soon as possible to secure a seat.
* If your student might not pass at the end of the semester, you may want to submit an application to secure a seat. If the student is successful in earning the credit by the end of the school year, payment will be refunded.

Application forms will be out to schools in early April, and counselors will be contacting students and families with recommendations.
Semi Truck Ignites Next to Nursing Facility (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/07/14
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On the morning of April 7th at 503 AM Longview Fire Department was dispatched to a truck fire. The reporting party stated that his semi-truck was on fire behind the Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, located at 1500 3rd Ave, in Longview.
Longview Police were first to arrive and advised dispatch the semi was fully involved in fire and immediately adjacent to the nursing home. Shortly thereafter a loud explosion occurred when the trucks drivers-side tire exploded. Longview PD made contact with Frontier Rehab and advised them of the fire and to move all occupants to an area of safety.
When Longview Firefighters arrived they found a Spring Valley Dairy (Salem based company) delivery truck with its cab fully involved in fire - spreading to the trailer. The truck was approximately 10 feet from the Frontier Rehab laundry facility, which is accessed off the back of the building. As firefighters further evaluated the situation they identified a commercial gas meter immediately behind the truck as well as a fixed propane tank.
Firefighters deployed two hand-lines to extinguish the blaze and protect the exposures. Shortly into fire extinguishment another loud explosion erupted, this time from the trucks on-board refrigeration unit.
The fire took nearly 20 minutes to fully extinguish. Once extinguished extensive overhaul was conducted to the engine compartment, the cab, and the trailer unit.
The fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at the time of this release. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center was occupied with approximately 115 patients and staff at the time of the fire.


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North Clackamas School Board approves basic 2014-2015, 2015-2016 calendars (Photo)
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
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The North Clackamas School Board approved the basic 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school calendars.
Approved at the February 27 school board meeting, the basic calendars include beginning and end of school dates, legal holidays, and spring and winter breaks.
Calendars will be revised as financial and contractual decisions are made.


Attached Media Files: 2015_16_Preliminary_Calendar , 2014_15_Preliminary_Calendar
Free parenting classes begin in April continue through May at North Clackamas Schools
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
Parent Power, a free 4-week parenting class that focuses on the power of positive parenting, is being presented by North Clackamas Schools in partnership with Northwest Family Services.
Based on Love and Logic and Active Parenting, Parent Power is built on modeling healthy relationships and communication.
Class sessions will be held at Sunnyside Elementary.

Sunnyside Elementary, 13401 SE 132nd Avenue, Clackamas - begins April 24 and continues every Thursday for 4 weeks from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

These classes are open to parents from all schools.
Participants will walk away with usable parenting and relationship skills from this fun workshop.
Childcare will be provided.
Register, in advance, at www.lastingrelationships.org or by calling 503.546.6377.
04/06/14
Longview and Cowlitz Firefighters Conduct Joint Training with Weyerhaeuser (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/06/14
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On April 2, 2014 Firefighters from Longview Fire Department and Cowlitz County Fires District #2 converged on the Longview Weyerhaeuser site located at 3410 Industrial Way to take part in an annual training exercise to better prepare themselves for possible emergencies within this expansive industrial campus. In addition, members of the Weyerhaeuser and North Pacific Paper Corporation (NORPAC) Medical Emergency Response Team (MER) and Lifeflight Network participated in the drill.
The exercise simulated an explosion and subsequent fire that had disabled the built-in automatic fire sprinkler. In addition, there was victim who had been electrocuted and fell from a mezzanine requiring evacuation and medical treatment.

When fire crews arrived they found a massive wood framed structure with simulated fire showing through the roof. The facility was filled with a combustible product called Wet Lap that was freely burning inside the Warehouse. Shortly into the incident crews were advised they had a victim inside and that the NORPAC MER team was responding.

Big fires demand big water. The incident commander ordered one engine to flow water from a 2 1/2 inch handline and a deck gun, which is a pre-plumbed water turret mounted to the top of the apparatus. In addition, the ladder truck was strategically located and an elevated master stream was established. Between the two apparatus more than 3000 gallons per minute were being flowed (the water was aimed in a greenspace for drill purposes). Crews were also sent to the roof to evaluate rooftop ventilation needs. Ventilation techniques are used to open a large hole in the roof to allow heat and smoke to be released.

After the MER's provided initial medical treatment and moved the electrocution victim to a safe location fire crews from Cowlitz Fire took over medical care and activated Lifeflight. The use of Lifeflight is dictated anytime there is a critically injured victim that requires intervention in a trauma hospital and 10 minutes can be saved in total transport time. Lifeflight was landed in a safe area just adjacent to a series of large chip piles on the Weyerhaeuser campus.

At the conclusion of the drill a post incident review and familiarity tour were conducted.

The objectives of the drill included firefighting operation, master stream utilization, coordination between fire agencies and MER's, the on-site water supply performance, Lifeflight Landing Zone viability, and facility familiarity. At days end much was learned, making all the emergency responders better prepared for tomorrow. Weyerhaeuser Safety manager Stacy Fanchin shared,"The region's emergency responders are critical to maintaining the safety of the men and women who work at our Longview complex. To that end, we understand the importance of training for the emergency responders and are more than happy to host response drills in order to ensure the emergency responders are prepared in a time of unexpected emergence response need."

There will be two additional drills scheduled at the Weyerhaeuser location, April 9th and 16th. In these drills two additional Lifeflight Landing Zones will be utilized.


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West Linn Police need your help in identifying criminal mischief suspect
West Linn Police Dept. - 04/06/14
On April 6. 2014 at 3:21 A.M. an unknown suspect spray painted the front door, and several vehicles in the driveway of a residence in West Linn's Hidden Springs neighborhood.

The suspect only targeted one home that is on a cul de sac. He is unknown to the residents.

If you know the identity of the person in the video, please contact WLPD Officer Nick Amendolara at 503-655-6214 x4452, or email him at namendolara@westlinnoregon.gov

Anonymous tips can always be sent to us by texting "WLPD plus your tip, to 274637"


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Northeast Fremont Street Bar Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight
Portland Police Bureau - 04/06/14
This morning, Sunday April 6, 2014, at 2:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Fremont Ridge Inn, located at 5103 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers arrived and spoke to employees who told police that two men entered the bar, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the bar and it is not known where they went after exiting.

Several officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions.

The suspects were described as white males, both 5'7" to 5'8" tall, one in a gray hoody, one in a black hoody, one armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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04/05/14
Oregon National Guard ceremony marks re-dedication of Milton-Freewater Readiness Center (Photo Release) (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/05/14
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MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. - The Oregon Army National Guard held a re-dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center in Milton-Freewater, Ore., April 5.

The facility is currently home to Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company, Oregon Army National Guard.

Work on the upgrade began in September 2012 and was completed in March 2014 at a cost of more than $4 million. This facility serves the community with flexible rental space and it meets all building codes for Americans with Disabilities Act and seismic requirements. The building also meets State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) requirements.

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140405-Z-OT568-004: The Oregon Army National Guard held a re-dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-129: Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, presents Milton-Freewater Mayor Lewis Key with a rendition of the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center during a re-dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-140: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard and distinguished guests involved in upgrading the Milton-Freewater Readiness Center prepare to cut a ribbon symbolizing the re-dedication of the facility, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-157: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard and distinguished guests involved in upgrading the Milton-Freewater Readiness Center cut a ribbon symbolizing the re-dedication of the facility, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. Mayor Lewis Key (center) and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, were in attendance for the celebration. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-173: Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson (center), Adjutant General, Oregon; Milton-Freewater Mayor Lewis Key; and Pvt. Vance Knudson (second from left), the youngest member of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company, cut the cake with a saber to celebrate the re-dedication of the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center, while Col. Christian Rees (left), Director of Installations, and State Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Lake (right) look on, during a ceremony, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the military police detachment. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)


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Armed Robbery of Cricket Wireless in Northeast Portland's Madison South Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 04/05/14
This afternoon, Saturday April 5, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Cricket Wireless store, located at 8226 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the employee who told police that he locked the door to take the trash out and when he returned to the front door, the suspect was waiting to go inside.

Once inside, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen walking eastbound on foot.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, 5'11" to 6'0" tall, wearing blue sweat shorts and a pink shirt with red sleeves.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Robbery detectives at (503) 823-0405.

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 34 near Lebanon in Linn County
Oregon State Police - 04/05/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Saturday morning double fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles on Highway 34 west of Lebanon. The names of the four occupants in one of the vehicles are released after confirmation of identities and next of kin notifications for the deceased persons.

Updated information indicates on April 5, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by BREANNA J. LARKINS, age 19, from Portland, with three male occupants was eastbound on Highway 34 near milepost 17. For an unconfirmed reason, the Toyota traveled partially off the roadway onto the gravel shoulder and struck a mailbox. The car then slid sideways into the westbound lane where it was struck in the passenger side by a westbound 1996 Ford Thunderbird. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the westbound lane.

Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, OSP and ODOT responded to the scene.

LARKINS and right front male passenger JARED BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, age 21, from Portland, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Two rear seat male passengers were injured. TYLER L. SIMS, age 21, from West Linn, was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. SKYLAR PARKER-MILLER, age 19, from Troutdale, was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital with minor injuries. The two deceased occupants and the passenger with minor injuries were using safety restraints. Safety restraint use by the seriously injured male passenger is pending further confirmation.

The Ford's driver, KENNETH E. HENLEY II, age 29, from Albany, received minor injury and was taken by an OSP trooper to Lebanon Hospital. He was using safety restraints and was treated and released.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Trooper Casey Hunter is the lead investigator.

The highway was closed over four hours during the investigation. No photographs to be released at this time.

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/05/14
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The following news release is approved for release by Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton:

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas. The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female. Names and other related information is released in this update.

On April 4, 2014 at approximately 7:04 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received information from Polk County 9-1-1 of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 10 west of Van Well Road. OSP troopers, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed a head-on crash occurred between a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup and a 2011 Toyota RAV 4 sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles contained two occupants.

The male drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male passenger in the pickup and an adult female passenger in the sport utility vehicle were both seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.

The Ford Ranger pickup's occupants are identified as driver CAYDEN THOMAS FITCH, age 18, and passenger/father BRYAN FITCH, age 43, from Lincoln City. BRYAN FITCH is employed as an Oregon State Police trooper out of the Newport Area Command office and was off duty traveling with his son when the crash occurred.

The Toyota RAV4 occupants are identified as driver MICHAEL JOSEPH MOYLETT, age 69, and passenger/wife ESTELLA MOYLETT, age 61, from Gresham.

Preliminary scene investigation indicates the Ford pickup was traveling eastbound when it pulled into the westbound lane to pass a vehicle and collided head-on with the Toyota RAV4. The area where the crash occurred is a two lane highway. The pickup came to rest across the center of the highway. The sport utility vehicle came to rest off the north side of the highway in bordering bushes and trees. All involved occupants were using safety restraints and both vehicles' airbags deployed.

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from OSP and Keizer Police Department. OSP requested Keizer Police Department provide the crash reconstruction report to the District Attorney's office when completed. The Polk County District Attorney and Polk County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

The highway was closed for about six hours with a detour in place provided by ODOT.

"We speak often publicly about how families and friends are affected by motor vehicle collisions and that lives are forever impacted," said Superintendent Richard Evans. "Friday evening, two families and our Department are sadly experiencing such a loss. Please keep both families in your thoughts and prayers."

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Runaway Pickup containing Three Children crashes into House (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/05/14
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A pickup truck with three children in it rolled down the street uncontrolled and crashed into a house. The children were not hurt and no one was home at the time of the crash.

Yesterday, Friday, February 21, 2014, at about 4:42 p.m. Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a pickup truck that crashed into a house at 8415 SW Carmel CT in the community of Garden Home. After a brief investigation, deputies learned that 35-year-old Juan Jose Martinez-Valazquez was working at a landscaping job in the area. His wife, 38-year-old Olivia Lombero-Lopez, and their three children ages five, seven, and ten, came to visit with him.

The children were left in the families '96 Ford F-150 pickup truck while Mrs. Lombero-Lopez was visiting with Mr. Martinez-Valazquez. They heard a crash and saw that their truck had rolled about 40 feet down the street, through a yard and into the front of a house. It also took out a mailbox in the process. The children were not injured and the house sustained some damage to the wall. The homeowner was not home at the time of the crash.

Deputies determined that the children were playing in the truck and one of them knocked it out of gear. No charges have been filed and no citations were issued.


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D.U.I.I. driver attempts to elude Milwaukie Police; Crashes into landscaping in Police/Fire Department. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 04/05/14
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D.U.I.I. Driver Attempts to Elude Milwaukie Police; Crashes Into Landscaping at Police/Fire Department.

On 04-05-14 at 00:41 a.m. 51-year-old Gregory A Fischer tried to elude a Milwaukie Police traffic stop initiated near Hwy 224 and SE Harrison Street in Milwaukie. The van driven by Fischer veered off the roadway and crashed into landscaping shrubs several feet from the wall of the Public Safety Building at 3200 SE Harrison Street.

After crashing, Fischer exited the van and refused to comply with police directions. The police officer who initiated the traffic stop just happened to be the police canine handler. After Fischer refused numerous directions by police, the canine was deployed.

Fischer was taken into custody and later lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Felony Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief II, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.


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Portland Police Officers Volunteer Their Time to Train Counterparts in Peru (Photo)
Global Mission Readiness - 04/05/14
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(5 April 2014) Global Mission Readiness (GMR) is proud to announce our next training project as officers from the Portland Police Bureau travel to Lima, Peru on Sunday for two weeks of training for the Peruvian National Police (PNP). These dedicated officers from the City of Portland have volunteered their time to build upon the foundation of training that was provided last year for the PNP by GMR. This train-the-trainer course will cover an array of subjects including law enforcement education, downed officer drills, defensive tactics, building clearing, traffic stops and tactical medicine focusing on "rescuing their own". It was developed by members of Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue who are volunteering for GMR.


Global Mission Readiness was created in 2009 to provide free emergency services training to fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies around the world who would not normally have access to the latest techniques or equipment. In five years, GMR has travelled to 13 countries to provide training geared toward saving lives. Our goal is to return annually to these public safety agencies and build upon the foundation of education provided in previous trips. Through our "train-the-trainer" model, GMR teaches self-reliance and empowers emergency responders to share their education with others. GMR has no paid employees. All volunteers donate their time and money to help make the world a safer place. All trip expenses are paid through the fundraising efforts of crew members or through donations.


In Lima, the Emergency Division of the Peruvian National Police (a law enforcement and first-responder source) has fulfilled its mission nationally in Peru since 1977. This specialty rescue division of approximately 1000 law enforcement officers focuses primarily on fighting common and organized crime, protecting against civil unrest, conducting search & rescue missions around the region, and safeguarding the public through emergency medical services and technical rescue. The unit was formed by elite police officers with a high sense of humanitarian spirit. These officers constitute only 1% of the total police force of over 100,000. They are extremely dedicated to their craft and possess amazing knowledge, skills and abilities. After seeing them in action on multiple projects in this South American country, it became abundantly clear that this group of officers and rescue workers from the capital city of 8.5 million people mean business. There has been no part of Peru they will not travel to, in order to be a part of our training and improve their skills to protect and serve their community.


Team Lima will include four police officers from Portland Police Bureau and will be led by veteran team leader, Sgt. Don Livingston. Also volunteering their time to serve as instructors will be GMR Veteran Officer Ryan Foote, Sgt. Jose Gonzalez, and Officer Chad Gradwahl. Please wish our volunteers safe travels as they embark on this valuable training project.


GMR would like to send a special thank you to officers and administrators at the Peruvian National Police Emergency Division, who have coordinated this project and deserve much of the credit for making their division better educated to safeguard the city of Lima and beyond through education.



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Attached Media Files: Officer Ryan Foote Trains Member of Peruvian National Police
East Precinct Hosting Tours for Children and Young Adults with Autism (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/05/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct is hosting tours of the police facility for children with Autism, in partnership with the Autism Society of Oregon and the Portland Autism Moms group.

The tours began last weekend and will continue for the next several weeks. The tours are an opportunity for young people with Autism to meet police officers in a safe environment and for officers to interact with the youth and share important safety information.

Upcoming dates for tours include:

Saturday April 5

Saturday April 12

Saturday April 19

Saturday April 28

To learn more about the Autism Society of Oregon, please visit http://www.autismsocietyoregon.org

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Preliminary Information: Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County
Oregon State Police - 04/04/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas. The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female. Names and other related information will be released at a later time following approval from the District Attorney's office and confirmation of next of kin notifications.

Preliminary investigation indicates on April 4, 2014 at approximately 7:04 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received information from Polk County 9-1-1 of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 10 west of Van Well Road. OSP troopers, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed a head-on crash occurred between a Ford Ranger pickup and a Toyota RAV 4 sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles contained two occupants.

The male drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male passenger in the pickup and an adult female passenger in the sport utility vehicle were both seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.

The area where the crash occurred is a two lane highway. The pickup was traveling eastbound and the sport utility vehicle was westbound.

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from Keizer Police Department and OSP. The Polk County District Attorney and Polk County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

The highway has been closed since the crash occurred with a detour in place established by ODOT. Traffic updates at TripCheck.com.

No photographs for released at this time.

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President Declares Disaster in Oregon for 2014 Winter Storm (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 04/04/14
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The President has declared a disaster declaration for Oregon to help recover from damage caused by the Severe Winter Storm in February 2014. FEMA is providing financial assistance for emergency work, and repairs or replacement of public infrastructure in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.

The majority of the damages were to public utilities as a result of snow, ice, winds and flooding in the affected counties. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will continue to work closely with the affected counties during the recovery process that will include mitigation efforts against future disasters.

The Presidential Declaration triggers release of Federal funds and activates assistance programs. OEM will coordinate between the affected public infrastructures owners, counties and FEMA, OEM Director Dave Stuckey said.

"The State and FEMA will be working with counties to assist with the recovery efforts," Stuckey explained.

According to the declaration, additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. Federal funding will be available to utilities and other impacted entities to develop and implement projects focusing on the reduction of future risk.

Declarations make federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities. Funding is also available for projects involving hazard mitigation.

OEM coordinates the State Hazard Mitigation Program to assist in preventing or reducing long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.

"FEMA and OEM will work together to administer the funding, and expects to open a Joint Field Office in Salem next week" said Stuckey.

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Western Oregon University receives approval for institutional governing board
Western Oregon University - 04/04/14
Western Oregon University (WOU) received approval today to become an independent state university from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE). Currently WOU is governed by the OSBHE, but with this affirmative decision, the institution will begin transitioning to full self-governance and its own governing board to be effective July 1, 2015. This is the same governance change taking effect on July 1, 2014, for the three largest state institutions - Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Portland State University - as part of the state's transition to a decentralized public university system.

"The decision today positions Western and its future board to pursue their vision of innovative academic initiatives and programs that best help us continue to do what we do best: educating Oregonians in a smaller, personalized setting," said President Mark Weiss. "Western appreciates the board's confidence in our mission, strategies, and financial sustainability conveyed through this endorsement. Furthermore, we want to thank members of the OSBHE and the Oregon University System Chancellor's Office who have spent the better part of the last year focused on discussions and analysis in order to reach an informed decision."

WOU will now begin identifying potential board member candidates, among whom the governor will make his selections and submit to the Oregon State Senate for confirmation. The board's role is to define policy for the institution; specific authority allows it to hire/fire the president, endorse the creation of new academic programs, approve tuition increases (up to five percent), issue revenue bonds, or approve biennial budget requests before they are submitted to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Western Oregon University, founded in 1856, is the oldest public university in Oregon. Every Oregon county is represented in the student population, and WOU has the highest percentage of Oregon undergraduates out of the seven state institutions. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success and is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Two New Sergeants Sworn in by Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/04/14
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Today at 1:30 p.m. family, co-workers and friends gathered to watch as Kate Abraham and Warren McDaniel were sworn in as Institutions Division Sergeants by Sheriff Jason Myers.

Sergeant Abraham was born and raised in the Stayton and Sublimity area. She first started her career with Marion County at the age of 15 as a Search and Rescue volunteer. In 1996, Sergeant Abraham left Marion County and began working for the Department of Forestry as a fire fighter. After three years Sergeant Abraham returned to Marion County as a cadet working Marine Patrol.

In 2000 Sergeant Abraham made the leap from volunteer and was hired on in the jail as a temporary employee and later as a full-time employee in 2002. Since then she has worked various specialty assignments within the Jail such as intake and transports.

Sergeant McDaniel was born and raised in the Scio and Lebanon area. In 1993 he joined the Air Force where he worked as a Munition Systems Specialist. After the Air Force, Sergeant McDaniel became a mechanic, before being hired by the Sheriff's Office institutions division in 2008. During his time with the Sheriff's Office he has worked numerous specialty positions including Classification and is a member of our Security Threat Group Team.

Sheriff Myers was very pleased with the additions to the Office's Leadership Team, saying, "These two new Sergeants are going to do a great job for our office and community."
Sergeants McDaniel and Abraham are filling positions vacated by Sergeants who have retired from the Sheriff's Office.


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Notice of Gervais School District Budget Committee Meeting
Gervais Sch. Dist. - 04/04/14
A public meeting for the Budget Committee of the Gervais School District #1, Marion County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at the District Conference Room located at 290B First Street in Gervais. The meeting will take place on April 24, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 22, 2014 at the Gervais School District Business Office, 290A First St., Gervais, Oregon, between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
Meeting notice information can be found at: www.gervais.k12.or.us > Community > News/Press Release
Heavy traffic Expected in Washington Park Next Week
Portland Parks & Recreation - 04/04/14
(Portland, OR) -

Washington Park and its attractions, including the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children's Museum, World Forestry Center, Portland Japanese Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and the International Rose Test Garden expect heavy traffic during the week of April 7th through the 11th. Parking at all attractions is extremely limited and all lots are expected to fill early each day. Vancouver schools will be on spring break and weather is expected to be quite pleasant.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the park by taking TriMet, www.TriMet.org. The Washington Park MAX station is conveniently located steps away from the entrance of the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children's Museum, and the World Forestry Center. The Hoyt Arboretum, the Portland Japanese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden can be accessed by TriMet line 63 on weekdays.

Visitors choosing to come by car should expect heavy traffic and delays in and around the park. For more information on how the Pay to Park system in Washington Park works, please visit www.washingtonparkpdx.org.
OMSI Celebrates National Volunteer Week April 7-13
OMSI - 04/04/14
For Immediate Release

OMSI CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 7-13

PORTLAND, OR (April 4, 2014) -- The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will honor its more than 600 volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 7 - 13.

OMSI is hosting a number of special activities throughout the week, concluding with a volunteer appreciation celebration and awards presentation on Sunday, April 13 at the museum. This year OMSI will recognize more than 140 volunteers who have contributed at least five years or 2,000 hours of service, with 24 of those having contributed more than 20 years or 5,000 hours of service.

"Volunteers are a shining light in today's society. Their energy and spirit are contagious, and together we make OMSI a welcoming and fun place for learning," said OMSI President Nancy Stueber.

Many Portlanders say volunteers built OMSI, and in fact they quite literally did when in August 1957, more than 400 volunteer bricklayers laid 102,000 bricks in one day to raise the walls of the new building at Washington Park. Today, volunteers support every aspect of OMSI's programs, contributing over 100,000 hours of service to OMSI each year.

"This year more members of the community than ever before have offered their volunteer assistance to OMSI. We appreciate all of their support, both working with the public and behind the scenes, to help OMSI achieve its mission," said Carol Cruzan, manager of volunteer services.

OMSI has partnered with 10 Portland visitor attractions in recognizing their volunteers by offering free reciprocal admission during specified weeks in April and May. These partners include the Oregon Zoo, Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Historical Society Museum, the Portland Children's Museum, Pittock Mansion, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Architectural Heritage Center, the Oregon Jewish Museum and the Portland Japanese Garden.

Fifteen additional partners from around the region have joined the program, including the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the High Desert Museum, Cascades Raptor Center, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, the Science Factory Children's Museum and Planetarium, Clark County Historical Museum, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Maryhill Museum of Art, Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Stevens-Crawford Heritage House, Gordon House, the Oregon Garden, the University of Oregon Natural and Cultural History Museum, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.

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FBI Director James Comey Presents Community Leadership Award to a Portland Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program
FBI - Oregon - 04/04/14
On Friday, April 4, 2014, FBI Director James Comey presented the Director's Community Leadership Award to the Second Chance Program run by Big Brothers, Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Tami Wallis, the Second Chance program manager, accepted the award from Director Comey during a ceremony at FBI Headquarters. Second Chance is a program that pairs adult mentors with youths ages 12 to 17 who are currently involved in the juvenile justice system.

"We know that some kids need the help and opportunities offered by programs such as Second Chance to break the cycle of bad choices that lead them into the justice system," said Gregory T. Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "These mentors truly care about encouraging and supporting these youth as they work to get an education, gain life skills, and find the path to a successful and productive life as a member of our shared community. We are proud to have nominated Big Brothers, Big Sisters' Second Chance program, and we applaud the work they do."

Every year, each of the FBI's 56 field divisions chooses one person or organization to receive the Director's Community Leadership Award. Each recipient must have shown a commitment to crime prevention or community service.

Volunteers who work with the Second Chance program at Big Brothers, Big Sisters commit to meeting with their matched youth at least three to four times a month over at least an 18-month time period. Each volunteer must pass a background check and participate in training specifically designed to help them deal with the challenges of helping these youth transition back into the community. They also receive continuing guidance, training, and resources.

"I was matched last August with a 17-year-old and have experienced positive experiences together--laughing, car dancing at red lights, singing at the top of our lungs, watching movies, and just talking. After several months, she texted me asking for help. This was significant because it meant she could trust and depend on me. Now, she just calls me for fun. She definitely brings me joy, and I feel like our relationship is bringing her joy as well," said Caresse, a Big Sister.

Since Big Brothers, Big Sisters established the Second Chance program in 2010, it has supported more than 43 youth from throughout the Portland Metro area. The program is seeing big improvements in those children in terms of social confidence (up 67 percent), scholastic competence (up 100 percent), educational expectations (up 100 percent), gra