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04/24/14
Update: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 20 just east of Lebanon (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/24/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's serious injury crash involving a passenger vehicle and a stopped commercial truck and semi-trailer on Highway 20 just east of Lebanon. The man's name is released in this update.

According to OSP Sergeant James Halsey, on April 24, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a commercial truck pulling semi-trailer was stopped in the right westbound lane waiting to turn into a driveway as a train was passing through. A 2008 Chevolet Impala driven by SAMUEL R. SLAUGHTER, age 81, from Sweet Home, was westbound when the driver failed to notice the stationary trailer and crashed into the rear. The car was lodged underneath and its driver was seriously injured.

Lebanon Fire District firefighters extricated SLAUGHTER and he was transported by REACH air ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for treatment. His injuries appear non-life threatening.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ian McKay is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff's Office, Lebanon Police Department and ODOT. All lanes were open before 4:00 p.m.

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Linn County Sheriff Offers Open House at Animal Shelter
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/24/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce the first annual Linn County Sheriff's Office Dog Fest and open house. The event is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Friday May 9, 2014 at the Animal Shelter located at 3008 Ferry St. SW in Albany.

Sheriff Riley said "We will be offering a voluntary late fee waiver on all new and delinquent dog license purchases." Micro-chipping will be offered for $15.00 which includes the registration of the chip. There will be a pet food give-away as well as a raffle with donations made by Thriftway of Sweet Home, Lebanon Wilco and Pepsi Cola.

Barbequed hot dogs and beverages are going to be served during the event. With the addition of our new dog grooming and bathing area, staff will be offering dog baths, nail trims and ear cleaning for your dog.

Dr. Nichole DeBellis and her staff from Oregon Mobile Veterinary Services will be at the event to provide low cost vaccines to the public.

The Albany Party Store is donating a dunk tank for this special event. Please come "dunk a deputy" to help benefit the shelter.

Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go towards the care of our shelter animals.

Please come by and show your support for the Linn County Sheriff's Office animal shelter.
Longview Police respond to vandalism complaints
Longview Police & Fire - 04/24/14
On April 14, 2014 the Longview Police Department responded to several vandalism complaints which had occurred throughout the city during the night. Reports were received of three burned porta potties at Mark Morris High School and the burning of four City of Longview garbage cans at Lake Sacajawea, with one of the burning cans catching nearby restrooms on fire. Additional complaints were received regarding the slashing and flattening of 14 tires on vehicles belonging to the United States Postal Service and the puncturing of two tires on the Homeless Veterans Assistance motorhome belonging to the Longview Housing Authority.

Security footage was obtained and detectives with the Criminal Investigation Unit were able to identify three suspects. The investigation resulted in the arrest of one adult suspect, 21 year old Jacob Kurtis Johanson Kubin for felony charges of Arson 2nd degree and Malicious Mischief 1st degree. Detectives will be referring charges on two additional juvenile suspects.

The investigations are continuing.
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Pearson Air Museum This Saturday, 4/26
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 04/24/14
VANCOUVER, WA - The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is pleased to announce National Junior Ranger Day, Saturday, April 26, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The program is free and takes place at Pearson Air Museum, an early center of Pacific Northwest aviation history managed by the National Park Service (NPS).

National Junior Ranger Day is a celebration across the nation that encourages families to come out to national parks and explore America's treasures. Throughout the nation, aspiring Junior Rangers will complete a series of activities and tasks to earn their own Junior Ranger Badge.

At Fort Vancouver NHS's Pearson Air Museum, activities for prospective Junior Rangers will include a basic aeronautics course, educational and historical videos, toy aircraft construction and flight, and perhaps a little insight into the typical day of a National Park Service Ranger. They will be led by NPS Park Guide Jim Patterson, a retired Navy Avionics Technician Chief Petty Officer.

The event is free of charge and open to all age groups and family members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The museum is located at 1115 E. Fifth Street in Vancouver, Washington.

For more information about this program and other programs from the National Park Service, please call the Visitor Center at 360.816.6230 or visit www.nps.gov/fova.
OSP Portland Area Command Office Receives Department's "Area Command / Work Site of the Year" Award (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/24/14
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) recognized the outstanding efforts of one of many OSP offices with today's presentation to the OSP Portland office as the 2013 "Area Command or Work Site of the Year Award".

Starting in 2011, the Department initiated an award presented to an OSP Area Command or Work Site whose members demonstrate the highest ethical standards, exceptional professional skills and diligence to duty that is above and beyond expectations while protecting people, property and natural resources of the State. The Portland Area Command office was selected for the award by the Department's Employee Recognition Committee from among 11 individual nominations submitted across the State by the department's sworn and professional staff.

"We are honored to announce the committee's selection of the Portland Area Command for this well-deserved award," said Major Travis Hampton. "There were many excellent nominations making this a tough decision because of the outstanding work that is done each day by our employees in many areas of the State."

Despite seeing staffing levels dip last year to 16 troopers and 3 patrol sergeants, the Portland office achieved some impressive results in providing law enforcement services in the Portland metropolitan area. During the year, work by Portland Area Command patrol troopers reflected:

* Over 6700 traffic citations & more than 4400 warnings
* 688 traffic crash investigations
* 7 fatal traffic crash investigations
* 284 DUII arrests
* 178 warrant arrests
* 180 drug-related arrests

Calls for service are constant and the need to have strong public safety partnerships is stressed by Lieutenant Jeff Hershman and his supervisory staff. Troopers participate and work side-by-side with other officers as part of multi-agency major crash teams within Multnomah and Clackamas counties. Multi-agency enhanced enforcement efforts are regularly conducted to address transportation safety issues. Examples of interagency efforts included:

* Multi-agency DUII enforcement during major holidays and events such as Super Bowl, Rose Festival, Cinco De Mayo, and St. Patrick's Day when last year OSP, Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office focused on the downtown area and state routes leading to/from the city. The OSP DUII Mobile Processing Center was used and stationed in front of Portland's Central Precinct. In total, participating officers reported 36 DUII arrests, ten Reckless Driving arrests, nearly 100 other traffic citations, and several drug-related and warrant arrests.
* OSP, Clackamas County and Multnomah County sheriff offices teams together for Hood to Coast, the world's largest running and walking relay.
* Patrol support during major incidents including the shooting death of an Oregon City police officer.
* Multi-agency active shooter training in Clackamas County.

In addition to patrol-related work, Criminal Investigations Division (CID) detectives and Fish & Wildlife Division troopers at the Portland office performed exemplary work during 2013 deserving of recognition.

Led by Sergeant Jon Harrington, the CID Major Crimes Section detectives established themselves as an important and integral part of major crime teams in the tri-county region. Significant accomplishments included:

* Participation in 25 major crime team investigations.
* Conducted over 300 criminal investigations.
* Special recognition from Gresham Police Department for CID work on 9 of their major crime team callouts including a lead role in the Whitney Heichel homicide.
* Detectives providing training to law enforcement partners in numerous counties on Officer-Involved Shooting and deadly use of force investigations, as well as at the Oregon Peace Officers Association conference.
* Investigative support for all OSP fatal crash investigations where criminal conduct is suspected.

Sergeant Chris Allori and 5 troopers comprise the OSP Portland Fish & Wildlife Unit. This unit received the Department's 2012 Fish & Wildlife Division Unit of the Year for their outstanding efforts. In addition to working to maintain compliance of our State's laws and regulations that protect and enhance the long term health and equitable utilization of Oregon's fish and wildlife resources and the habitats upon which they depend, Fish & Wildlife troopers routinely respond to traffic crashes, disabled motorists and reported crimes to help the already strained patrol resources.

"A lot of the work by our troopers and non-sworn staff doesn't always get noticed, but all Oregonians and visitors to our State should be confident that we are doing what we can to keep Oregon's citizens and visitors safe and to preserve our natural resources," said Hampton.

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#2 - (Left to right: Major Travis Hampton, Operations Commander, and Lieutenant Jeff Hershman, Portland Area Commander)

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Share Hires Kim Hash as New Director of Development & Communications
Share - 04/24/14
Vancouver, WA - Share is pleased to announce the hiring of Kim Hash as the agency's new Director of Development & Communications; Hash begins Mon. April 28.

"We are delighted to have Kim join the Share family as our new Director of Development & Communications," said Diane McWithey, Executive Director. "For the past 14 years, Kim has built a successful career in development and fundraising. Her strong leadership skills and strength of relationships with local businesses, non-profits and individuals will be an incredible asset to Share."

Hash's career history includes four years as Director of Development at the Children's Center and 11 years as Director of Programs & Donor Relations at the Fort Vancouver National Trust.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,900+ children at 80 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Oregon's education leader Nancy Golden tours Cascade Campus (Photo)
PCC - 04/24/14
Left, Gabe Hunter-Bernstein, director of education programs at Cascade, chats with Golden while Brown walks nearby
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NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. - On Wednesday, April 23, Nancy Golden, Oregon's Chief Education Officer, visited Portland Community College's Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.) to meet with college and local education leaders.

Golden, along with PCC President Jeremy Brown and Cascade Interim President Craig Kolins, toured the campus' new bond construction and talked about PCC's educational outreach like adult basic education offerings, career technical programs and the PCC Foundation's Future Connect Program, which helps first-generation students succeed in college. Golden also met with other PCC staff and Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith, Jefferson High Principal Margaret Calvert, Self-Enhancement, Inc. Manager Troy Hollis and Governor John Kitzhaber's Education Liaison Dani Ledezma to discuss the Middle College Program partnership, which allows Jefferson students to earn college credit.


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: Left, Gabe Hunter-Bernstein, director of education programs at Cascade, chats with Golden while Brown walks nearby , Left to Right, Golden, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith and PCC President Jeremy Brown
Beaverton City Library Invites Public to Celebrate Dia De Los Ninos/Libros on Saturday, April 26
City of Beaverton - 04/24/14
- Library hosts a free day dedicated to 'the celebration of children and books' -

The Beaverton City Library is hosting Día de los Niños/Libros (Children/Book Day), a celebration of children, families and reading, on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. The celebration includes a variety of crafts, games and performance by Chayag, an Andean music group.

"This event reminds us what special gifts children are to our community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It's important that we find ways to bring our diverse communities together--this promises to be a fun family event."
Children's Day began in 1925 and is celebrated by playing games and eating traditional Spanish foods. Pat Mora, award-winning poetry and children's book author, integrated this holiday with "literacy celebration day" as an opportunity for families across all cultures to come together to celebrate children and reading.
The library will offer traditional Spanish activities. Children can make their own simple book, papel picado (tissue paper flags and banners to decorate windows), color, do activity sheets and play bilingual bingo (English and Spanish). The event will end with special guest group Chayag playing Andean folk music.

Families are encouraged to bring children ages 2-8 for the free festivities. For more information, please call 503-350-3600 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org. Additional information is available in Spanish and English on the website.

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 service.

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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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-17 Cricket Armed Robbery
Portland Police Bureau - 04/24/14
The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving an armed robbery that occurred in the Madison South neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

On April 5, 2014, at 1:06 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Cricket store, located at 8226 Northeast Fremont Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

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, 5'10" tall, gray hair, a purple bandana on his head, red & gray shirt, blue shorts, and black shoes, armed with a handgun.

Surveillance video is being released to the public to help solve this case and can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/flPc0lrXnNQ

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 Robert Hollins
Robbery Detail
(503) 823-3441
robert.hollins@portlandoregon.gov

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Montavilla Neighborhood Notification: Emergency Response Training Scenario on Friday at Multnomah University
Portland Police Bureau - 04/24/14
On Friday April 25, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will be holding a large-scale training scenario at Multnomah University, located at 8435 Northeast Glisan Street.

The training will cover various urban scenarios involving mass crowd control events. Emergency responders from across the Pacific Northwest will be observing and participating in this event as an opportunity to practice response plans in the safe environment of scenario-based training.

Multnomah University has partnered with the Police Bureau to allow this training event to occur on their campus.

To insure a safe training environment, campus access is being restricted to staff, faculty and students only with Multnomah ID.

The training will impact the Multnomah University community on Friday in the following ways:

* Campus access will be limited. Staff, faculty and students will need their Multnomah ID card to enter campus that day.

* Staff, faculty and students should park at Central Bible Church. On-campus parking will be limited to visitors in two small parking areas that day. Visitors may park in the circle in front of Sutcliffe Hall and the small lot next to the Helen Carson House.

* There will be loud noises, including flash bangs.

Kristina Rhodes, Multnomah University's Communications Specialist, is helping coordinate the event with emergency responders. Questions regarding Multnomah University should be directed to her at (503) 651-6469 or krhodes@multnomah.edu.


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Marion County deputies' and Salem police officer's work together to nab car theft suspects (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/24/14
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Yesterday at 2:00 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested Kiril Martusheff, age 31 and Laura Usoltseff, age 45 at their residence in the 12000 block of McKee School Road NE, near Woodburn. You may recognize Martusheff and Usoltseff from a press release issued February 17th of this year.

In that release deputies were seeking the public's help in locating the couple after they were linked to a stolen vehicle. While at the residence on an unrelated matter deputies contacted Usolteff who kept them occupied while Martusheff ran out the back of their travel trailer.

A Salem police K9 was called into the scene and Martusheff was found hiding in the bushes a short distance from the scene. After refusing to come out of the bushes the K9 seized Martusheff who was then taken into custody by deputies and officers at the scene.

After being treated for injuries sustained during the K9 seizure Martusheff was taken to the Marion County Jail. Martusheff is being held without bail on the charges of attempt to elude, attempted assault on an officer, recklessly endangering another, reckless driving, hit and run, criminal mischief II, burglary II, possession of a stolen vehicle x2, criminal mischief I, theft I, criminal trespass II and parole violation.

Ms. Usolteff was also arrested and charged with burglary II, possession of a stolen vehicle x 2, criminal mischief I, theft I, and criminal trespass II. Ms. Usolteff was booked and released from the Marion County Jail.


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Health Share of Oregon to add ninth dental plan in July 2014
Health Share of Oregon - 04/24/14
- Advantage Dental Services, LLC joins coordinated care organization to provide dental health care to Oregon Health Plan members in the Tri-County area -

(Portland, OR) - Beginning July 1, Health Share of Oregon, the state's largest coordinated care organization (CCO), will offer its members a choice of nine dental plans. Advantage Dental Services, LLC joins the CCO to provide fully integrated health care to more than 200,000 Oregon Health Plan members Health Share serves in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

"We're pleased to add Advantage Dental to our partners in health transformation," said Janet L. Meyer, chief executive officer for Health Share. "Dental care remains a top health care need for low income adults and children, and good oral health is critical to ensuring physical wellness and preventing serious illness.

Based in Redmond, Advantage Dental is owned and operated by dentists. Their network of dentists and conveniently located offices throughout the Portland Tri-County area will serve nearly 3,500 Health Share members.

"I am pleased that Health Share and Advantage have developed a contract that fits within the scope of the triple aim; better care, better health at a better cost. Advantage Dental looks forward to working with the folks at Health Share and the Tri County communities to accomplish these lofty goals," noted R. Mike Shirtcliff, DMD, President/CEO of Advantage Dental Services, LLC.

- Smooth integration of dental care -
Integration of the dental care system into physical and mental health care, which began in January 2014, has proved a very smooth transition so far, Meyer noted. "Our dental partners had been planning in advance and considering what they needed to make this transition successful. They have been very well prepared for any systems or logistical challenges that could have occurred."

Health Share leadership has long considered the benefits of integrating dental care and dentists have had a voice at Health Share since the CCO was formed in 2012. Dr. Michael Biermann, a practicing dentist in Portland, serves on the Health Share Board of Directors.

Addressing dental care is critical to Health Share's mandate to achieve the Triple Aim of better access to health care and better health outcomes delivered at a lower cost. "It's just too important to wait," noted Meyer.

Research has long shown a direct connection between oral health and chronic physical ailments, including diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. Integrating the dental care system with physical and mental health care delivery has been an important goal of the Oregon Health Authority.

Dental emergencies are a factor in the number of hospital emergency room visits, a critical area to address when reducing health care costs. People diagnosed with mental health or addictions are also significantly more likely to have poor dental health, due to the effects of medications, alcohol and drugs, often in combination with poor oral hygiene. And ensuring preventive dental care for pregnant women and children will help ensure a lifetime of better oral and physical health for Oregonians.

- Nine dental plans -
Health Share now offers its members a choice of nine dental care plans, and a network of over 900 dentists:
* Access Dental Care
* Advantage Dental Services
* Capitol Dental Care
* CareOregon Dental
* Family Dental Care
* Kaiser Permanente Dental
* Managed Dental Care of Oregon
* ODS Community Health Dental Plan
* Willamette Dental Group

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 215,000 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 Advantage Dental Services -
Advantage Dental was founded in 1994 by a group of dentists in Oregon, concerned with the lack of access to dental care in rural Oregon. The business model addressed this concern as-well-as the need for affordable and effective dental insurance to groups of all sizes throughout Oregon. Advantage Dental currently provides dental services state-wide to almost 250,000 Oregon Health Plan recipients. With a network of almost 350 contracted providers and 30 clinics, Advantage Dental is strategically located throughout Oregon to serve the un- and under insured populations. Advantage Dental is geographically the largest and numerically the second largest dental network in Oregon.

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Marion County deputies seeking help in identifying suspect in gun theft (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/24/14
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When an employee at Main Street Mercantile in Aurora went to check a price on an antique knife for a customer, never did they believe it was part of a scheme to steal from the store. But that is exactly what Pete Marcellais a deputy assigned by the Sheriff's Office to the City of Aurora has learned from his investigation.

On April 6th at around 1:30 p.m., the male pictured sent the clerk on an errand then broke the locks, reached into a trophy case and stole three civil war era pistols valued at more than $5,000.00. The male appears to be white, in his forties, heavy set, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, brown hair and wearing an Ohio State Buckeyes hat.

If you know this suspect, his location or the location of the guns please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032. You can remain anonymous.


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National Park Service and Confluence Project Enter Into Innovative Partnership at Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 04/24/14
VANCOUVER, WA: The National Park Service (NPS) and Confluence Project have entered into a new, innovative partnership to enhance programming at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The agreement will create educational events annually at the Fort, including Confluence's Gifts from Our Ancestors program. This program connects Native American artists and storytellers with students to create hands-on projects that explore the rich history, culture and ecology of the Columbia River system.

"This is an excellent opportunity to enhance both organizations' shared mission to be catalysts for discovery," said Colin Fogarty, executive director of the Confluence Project. "Our move to the national park puts us closer to the Confluence Land Bridge, one of our six sites, and gives us the opportunity to raise our visibility with the 750,000 annual visitors to the national park."

"We are ecstatic with our newly expanded partnership with the Confluence Project. Through this partnership, our community, as well as the visitors who come from across the nation and around the world, will have the opportunity to experience more educational programs, exhibits, and tours right here in our national park," added Tracy Fortmann, Superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Confluence's Gifts from Our Ancestors is an arts-based educational program that currently reaches more than 3,000 underserved K-12 rural students each year. The Confluence Project will move into the historic Pilots' Headquarters Building adjacent to Pearson Air Museum.

The Confluence Project's mission is similar to that of the Center for Columbia River History, which occupied space in the historic Headquarters Building for a number of years. This agreement includes the additional element of an on-site public service focus. The partnership between the NPS and Confluence also includes the development of public exhibits that will explore the history of the national historic site.

About Confluence Project:

The Confluence Project is catalyst for discovery. We create spaces that promote moments of insight about the confluence of culture, history and ecology along the Columbia River system. We share stories of this river through six public art installations with acclaimed artist Maya Lin, educational programs, community engagement and a rich digital experience.

Four of the six planned sites have been completed and annually serve more than 1.7 million visitors at Cape Disappointment State Park (Ilwaco, WA), Vancouver Land Bridge (Vancouver, WA), Sandy River Delta (Troutdale, OR), Sacajawea State Park (Pasco, WA). Chief Timothy Park (Clarkston, WA) will be completed in 2015 and Celilo Park (The Dalles, OR) in 2016.

For more information about the Confluence Project, please contact executive director Colin Fogarty at colin@confluenceproject.org or call 360.693.0123.

About Fort Vancouver National Historic Site:

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special events and activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.
MEDIA ALERT: Salem is Walking Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies
March of Dimes - 04/24/14
--WHO--
Caring Salem families, companies and volunteers dedicated to giving babies a healthy start.

--WHAT--
Residents will be at Salem Health to take part in March for Babies this Saturday. In addition to the 10K walk, other festivities include a Home Depot Kids' Clinic, a hot dog lunch and more. The Salem March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that our babies are born happy and healthy.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies. It supports research and other programs nationwide and in our community to help babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.

--WHEN--
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.; walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

--WHERE--
Salem Health Campus


--INTERVIEWS--
* Fay DeMeyer, Salem March for Babies Chair and host of the Fayday show on 1430 KYKN.

--WHY--
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
MEDIA ALERT: Portland is Walking Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies
March of Dimes - 04/24/14
--Who--
Caring Portland-area families, companies and volunteers dedicated to giving babies a healthy start, along with Blaze, the Trailblazer mascot.

--What--
Thousands of people will be at the Moda Center's Rose Quarter Commons in Portland to take part in March for Babies this Saturday. In addition to the 10K and 3K walks, other festivities include: live music by Five Guys Named Moe, kid's activities, hot dogs after the walk and more. The Portland March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that our babies are born happy and healthy.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies. It supports research and other programs nationwide and in our community to help babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.

--When--
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

--Where--
Rose Quarter Commons at the Moda Center in Portland
Park in East/West Garages or Garden Garage

--Interviews--
* Justin Zeulner and family: son Emmett was born nearly 4 months early weighing 1 lb, 15 oz. and spent 120 days in the newborn intensive care unit.

* Kathrine Helms and family: son Brodie was born at 29 weeks weighing just 2 lbs, 2 oz.
and spent 52 days in the newborn intensive care unit.

--Why--
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
MEDIA ALERT: Clark County is Walking Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies
March of Dimes - 04/24/14
--WHO--
Caring Clark County families, companies and volunteers dedicated to giving babies a healthy start.

--WHAT--
Hundreds of people will be at Esther Short Park in Vancouver to take part in March for Babies this Saturday. In addition to the 5K walk, other festivities include Kids' Clinic Workshop hosted by Home Depot, live music by 5 Guys Playing Jazz, hot dogs after the walk and more. The Clark County March for Babies brings together families, companies and volunteers all raising money so that our babies are born happy and healthy.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event that benefits all babies. It supports research and other programs nationwide and in our community to help babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.


--WHEN--
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.; walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

--WHERE--
Esther Short Park in Vancouver


--INTERVIEWS--
John and Heather Lodahl: son Weston was born nearly 4 months early. Weston spent 81 days in the newborn intensive care unit.

--WHY--
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
Wanted Fugitive Avoids Capture, Two Others Wanted Out of Wheeler County Arrested Following Elude & Search west of Roseburg (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/24/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) & Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) are asking for the public's help to locate a dangerous, wanted felon who avoided capture Wednesday afternoon following an attempt to elude west of the Roseburg area. Law enforcement cautions the public to not approach this person if seen and to call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068 with information about his whereabouts.

HIRAM SAMUEL CUNNINGHAM, age 30, from Sutherlin, is wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants out of Douglas, Lane and Jackson counties. CUNNINGHAM is described as a white male, 6'2", 170 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He is known to wear disguises including a wig and reading style glasses to avoid being recognized. He is known to carrying firearms, is potentially violent, and has previously eluded arrest.

On April 23, 2014 at approximately 4:04 p.m., two OSP detectives in a marked OSP pickup traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the Roseburg area recognized CUNNINGHAM driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala four door with two other occupants. The Chevrolet took exit 125 and turned west onto NW Garden Valley Boulevard where detectives attempted a traffic stop.

CUNNINGHAM drove into a mall parking lot and fled at a high rate of speed through the parking lot. After returning to NW Garden Valley Boulevard, he attempted to elude the detectives and responding troopers at speeds over 100 mph along Old Garden Valley Road for approximately five miles when OSP officers lost sight of the car.

As officers from OSP, Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Roseburg Police Department (RPD) searched the area for the car, it was spotted abandoned near Capital Lane. OSP detectives contacted two people on foot and confirmed they were passengers in the car. Both people were confirmed wanted on felony warrants out Wheeler County for Fail to Appear - Dangerous Drugs. They were identified as CHANTEL DAWN WOODY, age 26, and BROGAN JOHN DELIA, age 22, both from Fossil. Both were later lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Officers assisted by DCSO and RPD K-9 teams searched the area of Capital Lane and Old Garden Valley Road until about 8:00 p.m. when they discontinued their search.

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Application deadline for City of Vancouver summer concert food vendors is May 1
City of Vancouver - 04/24/14
The food vendor application deadline for the City of Vancouver's summer concert and movies series is Thursday, May 1. The City is seeking food vendors to provide a variety of menu items during two summer concert series at Esther Short Park and the Friday Night Movies in parks throughout Vancouver.

* The Destination Downtown Noon-Hour Concert Series takes place Wednesdays at noon, Jul. 9 - Aug. 13.
* The Riverview Six to Sunset Concerts are Thursday evenings from Jul. 10 - Aug. 14.
* The Country Financial Friday Night Movies run from Jul. 11 - Aug. 15 at LeRoy Haagan Park, Fruit Valley, Marshall Park, John Ball Park, Fisher Basin Park and Esther Short Park.

Vendors must apply to be considered. Vendors will be selected based on experience, quality of service, presentation, variety, cleanliness, availability and the ability to work well with the public.

Application packets can be downloaded at www.cityofvancouver.us/concerts, or can be mailed upon request by calling (360) 487-8630. Applicants will be notified of approval by Monday, May 12.
Tigard Car Dealership Offers Unusual Service - Emergency Care for Cardiac Arrest
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 04/24/14
Media invited to attend

What: CPR and AED Recognition Event
When: April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
Where: Tigard's Landmark Ford, 12000 SW 66th Avenue, Portland (new car sales building)

On March 8, Ron Burson's co-workers at Landmark Ford noticed that he wasn't feeling well. Burson, a sales consultant, knew something was wrong and told them to call 9-1-1. Shortly thereafter, he went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating.

His co-workers rapidly intervened, Jeff Beranek called 911, Dan Soredon began performing CPR, while Conan Ball retrieved the dealership's AED (automatic external defibrillator). Their quick actions were crucial to the chain of survival and aided by the dealerships regular CPR and first aid trainings.

Firefighter medics from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) Station 51 and Metro West Ambulance paramedics arrived shortly before 5:00 pm to find Soredon performing chest compressions and Conan preparing to place the AED's pads on Ron's chest to determine if his heart needed to be shocked. Firefighter medics took over Ron's care, assessed his condition, and shocked his heart three times before he regained consciousness.

"Tigard's Landmark Ford was one of the first businesses in TVF&R's service area to purchase and register an AED at their work site," said TVF&R Battalion Chief Mark Charleston. "That decision many years ago proved to be instrumental to Mr. Burson having a positive outcome."

Performing Hands-Only CPR and using an AED can greatly increase a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival. In fact, CPR provided immediately can double or even triple a victim's chance of survival. Since launching the PulsePoint app one year ago, TVF&R has registered 319 AEDs in its service district. The free, life-saving app alerts subscribers if someone within a 1/4-mile radius is in cardiac arrest and needs CPR, as well as to the location of the nearest AED.

The following people will be formally recognized for their lifesaving efforts:
Jim Corliss, President of Landmark Ford, for his commitment to safety and being an AED "pioneer"
Dan Soredon, Landmark Ford employee who provided life-saving CPR
Conan Ball, Landmark Ford employee who retrieved the dealership's AED
Jeff Beranek, Landmark Ford employee who called 911

Also available for interview:
Cardiac arrest survivor: Ron Burson
TVF&R firefighters and Metro West Ambulance paramedics
Gresham plans for safer summer with May 1 Gang Prevention and Enforcement Summit (Photo)
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Gresham, Ore. - In preparation for the upcoming end of the school year, the City of Gresham is hosting a Gang Prevention and Enforcement Summit on May 1, bringing together leaders from overlapping service agencies to describe a comprehensive, multi-agency plan for gang prevention and enforcement in Gresham.

The summit, which runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gresham City Hall, will include Gresham's Mayor and Councilors, representatives from the City of Gresham, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, and Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, which provides education, job training and job placement for at-risk youth. Speakers will discuss the latest gang trends, outline their plans to address the issue, and release a shared, collaborative plan to address gang issues in Gresham.

"Gangs are not new in Gresham and East Multnomah County, and we know that combatting them effectively requires collaboration among multiple agencies, and a solid plan," Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis said. "This summit will mark important milestones on both of those fronts, and will give the public an opportunity to learn more about our approach to gang prevention and enforcement."

Gresham experienced seven homicides in 2013, one shy of the city's all-time high. Five of the homicides were gang-related. Last year, Gresham's Gang Unit had nearly 1,600 contacts with criminal street gangs; documented 190 new members; and made 123 felony gang arrests.

"Our gang officers are great at their jobs," Police Chief Craig Junginger said. "But they can't do it alone - enforcement is important, but not a complete answer. We've all got to do our part to make sure youth have positive options that make gangs less attractive."

Earlier this year the City brought on a gang outreach worker and a gang prevention policy advisor as initial steps in employing a more comprehensive approach to gang violence, and signaling the City's commitment to proactively address gang violence issues.

A recent uptick in gang activity in east Portland, including three shootings in three days between April 16 and April 18, has underscored the immediate need to get the community more involved as partners in Gresham's fight against gang violence. "The most effective gang prevention and enforcement models are comprehensive and collaborative, bringing together multiple partners," Joe Walsh, Gresham's Gang Prevention Policy Advisor, said. "With summer quickly approaching, it's important to ensure we are tackling gang issues from every angle."

Summit participants will include Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham Police Chief Craig Junginger, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, Boys & Girls Clubs Chief Communications and Development Officer Traci Rose, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center President and CEO Joe McFerrin, and City of Gresham Gang Prevention Policy Advisor Joe Walsh.

The summit is open to the public.

For more information, visit GreshamOregon.gov/gangs.

About Gresham:
Gresham is the fourth-largest city in Oregon. With a diverse population of more than 100,000, the city offers a variety of opportunities for employment, housing and recreation. Nestled among the ancient buttes just south of the Columbia River, the city has excellent access to Interstates 84 and 205, the Portland International Airport, and TriMet's Blue Line. To learn more about Gresham, visit GreshamOregon.gov.

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Senator Jeff Merkley Makes History as First Male "Pro-Choice Champion" (Photo)
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 04/24/14
Senator Jeff Merkley speaks at Planned Parenthood Federation of America's 2012 National Conference in Portland
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon officially announced today that Senator Jeff Merkley is the organization's "2014 Pro-Choice Champion." Senator Merkley makes history as the first male leader to receive the award, which will be presented at the 2014 Courageous Voice Breakfast on Friday, May 30th in Portland.

Every year, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon presents the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award to a leader who goes above and beyond in advocating for women's and reproductive health care issues. The honor has previously recognized State Representative Mary Nolan (2011), Secretary of State Kate Brown (2012) and Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (2013).

"In just his first term in the U.S. Senate, Jeff Merkley has already emerged as a leading voice for women's health," said Laura Terrill Patten, Executive Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. "He knows that women's health affects the entire family - and when women succeed, Oregon succeeds."

Throughout his tenure in the Oregon Legislature and the U.S. Senate, Senator Merkley has stood up for women's health time and time again:

* In 2007, he led the fight to secure the "Access to Birth Control Act," a landmark piece of legislation that passed after more than a decade of work. This bill required health insurance plans to cover birth control and required hospitals to offer emergency contraceptives to women who seek emergency room treatment after a sexual assault. He also was behind Oregon's domestic partnership law, and he helped require workplaces to provide safe and clean place for women to pump and store breast milk.

* When congressional Republicans threatened to shut down the U.S. government over Title X funding, he vigorously defended Planned Parenthood.

* When Catholic bishops tried to force health insurers to charge co-pays for birth control, he was one of only 9 senators who called the White House urging President Obama to stand firm.

* When Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled an FDA recommendation to improve access to emergency contraception, he was one of only 14 Democratic senators who demanded that she explain herself.

* In 2010, he voted for the Affordable Care Act to ensure that affordable health care is available for every American.

* Planned Parenthood Action Fund gives him a 100% score on women's health.

The 2014 Courageous Voice Breakfast will take place from 7:30-9am Friday, May 30th at Portland Art Museum's Kridel Grand Ballroom, 1119 SW Park Ave. This year's keynote speaker is Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, who is poised to make history as the first Latina Lieutenant Governor in the Lone Star State. Tickets are available at http://tinyurl.com/CourageousVoice2014


Attached Media Files: Senator Jeff Merkley speaks at Planned Parenthood Federation of America's 2012 National Conference in Portland
Cave Junction Man Arrested For Assault Following Stabbing During Altercation (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/24/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 22-year old man following a Wednesday afternoon altercation and stabbing in Cave Junction.

On April 23, 2014 at approximately 4:23 p.m., an altercation occurred between two men who lived in separate trailers at 5646 Rockydale Road in Cave Junction. During the altercation, BRIAN FLETCHER ELLINGTON JR, age 22, allegedly stabbed JOSH NELSON, age 27. NELSON's injury was non-life threatening.

A 9-1-1 call was transferred to OSP Southern Command Center dispatch and OSP troopers were dispatched to the area to assist medical responders and start an investigation. Both men were transported by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.

OSP detectives responded to the hospital to contact both men. Subsequent investigation led detectives to arrest ELLINGTON for Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use/Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. ELLINGTON was transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged on the charges.

NELSON was treated and released.

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2nd Annual Z-Man Scholarship Foundation Talent Within Competition This Friday Night (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/24/14
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On Friday April 25, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., the 2nd Annual Z-Man Scholarship Foundation - Talent Within competition will be held at City Bible Church, located at 9200 Northeast Fremont Street.

This event is being hosted by the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation and the Portland Police Bureau Youth Services Division and being sponsored by City Bible Church, 98.7 FM "The Bull" and Live 95.5 FM.

The Z-Man Scholarship Foundation is named after Portland Police Officer Mark Zylawy, who was killed off-duty on January 27, 2008. After his death, friends and fellow officers created the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation to offer scholarships to deserving students who have a commitment to community involvement.

Amazingly talented students from 12 Portland High Schools will come together on one stage to compete for up to $5,000 in scholarships.

Singers, dancers, musicians and comedians will all perform for you and a panel of judges; including Portland Police Chief Mike Reese and renowned pianist Michael Allen Harrison.

Community members of all ages are encouraged to come and support these young people whose amazing talents are thriving right here in Portland.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students. Proceeds benefit the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation.

All interested media can come to dress rehearsal on Thursday April 24 at City Bible Church from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each student act will be practicing their performance on the talent show stage. Media will have an opportunity to interview the students at this time.

The media is also welcome at the show, which runs from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday April 25.

More information about the Z-Man Scholarship Foundation can be found at http://www.zmanscholarship.org

For additional information, contact:

Jenelle Clinton
Z-Man Scholarship Foundation
(503) 572-1187
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Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement Hosts Spring Voters' Forum on May 1
City of Beaverton - 04/24/14
- Ask questions about local bond measures and meet local candidates -

The Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement (BCCI) will host a Voters' Forum on Thursday, May 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Beaverton City Hall (4755 SW Griffith Drive) for the 2014 primary election. Community members are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to meet the candidates and enjoy refreshments. The Voters' Forum begins at 7 p.m.

"The Voters' Forum gives the community a chance to connect with their local government and ask the questions that are important to them," said Rhonda Coakley, Chair of the BCCI. "Through this process, our community members can become better informed about the candidates and measures, making more informed decisions at the ballot box."

Those planning on attending are encouraged to ask the candidates questions. Questions should be directed to all candidates for a given position. Questions may be e-mailed in advance to neighbormail@BeavertonOregon.gov or attendees may arrive early to fill out question cards the evening of the event. The deadline for e-mail submissions is Wednesday, April 30 at 5 p.m.

Invited candidates:
City Council Position 1
Lacey Beaty
Alton Harvey, Sr.
Ian King (Incumbent)

City Council Position 5
Marc San Soucie (Incumbent)
John A. Somoza

County Commissioner at Large
Allen Amabisca
Andy Duyck (Incumbent)

Ballot Measures:
Measure 34-211 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Replacement local option levy for fire and medical emergency response

Measure 34-219 Beaverton School District #38
Bonds for repair, reducing overcrowding, modernization, safety and technology upgrades

The Beaverton Voters' Forum will also be broadcast live on Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV), Channel 23. For additional information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/VotersForum or call Miles Glowacki at 503-526-3706.

ABOUT THE BEAVERTON COMMITTEE FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
The BCCI is charged by the city to assist in developing, implementing and evaluating a community involvement program that ensures an opportunity for individuals to be involved in all phases of the city's land use planning and decision-making process. BCCI is composed of a representative from each of the city's 11 Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs), and eight at-large members appointed by City Council.

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 State Medical Examiner Released 2013 Drug-Related Death Statistics (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/24/14
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#1 - "Drug Related Deaths Totals for 2003 - 2013"
#2 - Drug Related Deaths for 2013 by County lising at least one death

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Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson released 2013 drug-related death statistics reflecting one fewer death from last year and a near 7 percent drop from 2012 when deaths reached their highest level since 2000. Preliminary drug-related death statistics showed the lowest number of Cocaine-related deaths and highest number of Methamphetamine-related deaths since 2000.

Drug-related death statistics indicate 222 deaths in 2013, down less than one percent from 223 deaths reported in 2012. These deaths are associated with the use of Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, or a combination use of those drugs. Three years ago in 2011, Oregon reported the highest number of drug-related deaths when 240 people needlessly died from the abuse of illicit drugs.

A review of last year's 222 reported deaths and their frequency of use reflected:

* 123 Methamphetamine-related deaths, a 32 percent increase over the previous year's reported 93 deaths and the highest recorded since the beginning of 2000. More than 55 percent of all drug-related deaths were associated with methamphetamine use. Multnomah County noted a 62 percent increase in this category with 45 recorded deaths, up from 28 deaths last year.

* Heroin-related deaths (111) were a 25 percent decrease from the previous year's reported 147 deaths, which was the highest number since the beginning of 2000. More than half (65) of heroin-related deaths happened in Multnomah County, and Clackamas County recorded 13 deaths which is an increase from last year's eight recorded deaths in this category.

* Cocaine-related deaths (12) were the fewest recorded since the beginning of 2000 and a 35 percent decrease from the previous year's 19 reported deaths. The highest number was reported in 2000 when 69 people died from illicit use in this category. Cocaine-related deaths occurred only in Multnomah (9), Lincoln, Malheur, and Yamhill counties.

* Combination of drug use deaths (26) dropped 20 percent and was the second fewest since the beginning of 2000.

Dr. Gunson noted the majority of methamphetamine-related deaths are not overdoses but actually related to some other event such as traffic crashed, drowning or other traumatic event. Methamphetamine use is also linked to seizures and sudden elevation in blood pressure which can cause strokes and heart attacks.

Forty-five percent of drug-related deaths in 2013 happened in Multnomah County, a drop of one death compared to last year's 103 deaths.

Counties with notable increases include:

* Clackamas County: 13 (2012) to 17 (2013) - thirteen were heroin-related
* Columbia County: 1 (2012) to 4 (2013) - three were methamphetamine-related
* Coos County: 4 (2012) to 8 (2013) - six were methamphetamine-related
* Josephine County: 1 (2012) to 4 (2013) - three were methamphetamine-related
* Lane County: 15 (2012) to 20 (2013) - thirteen were methamphetamine-related
* Linn County: 1 (2012) to 6 (2013) - five were methamphetamine-related
* Polk & Umatilla County: 0 (2012) to 3 (2013) - five of their 6 combined deaths were methamphetamine-related

Counties with notable decreases include:

* Clatsop County: 4 (2012) to 1 (2013)
* Jackson County: 19 (2012) to 11 (2013) - seven were heroin-related
* Marion County: 19 (2012) to 6 (2013) - five were methamphetamine-related
* Washington County: 17 (2012) to 12 (2013) - nine were methamphetamine-related

Oxycodone use surpassed methadone in topping the list of major drug prescription deaths. In 2013, the 150 opioid-related deaths in three noted categories dropped from 170 in 2012 and 193 in 2011. Decreases in methadone-related deaths accounted for the yearly decreases. The noted prescription drug categories are:

* Methadone-related deaths dropped from 78 (2012) to 58 (2013)
* Oxycodone-related deaths dropped from 66 (2012) to 60 (2013)
* Hydrocodone-related deaths rose from 26 (2012) to 32 (2013)

Note that prescription drug overdose death statistics are statewide and not included with the information provided on the State Medical Examiner's website charts.

Information for all counties with at least one drug-related death and a comparison of categories is provided in links with this news release. Similar statistics since 2002 is available on the State Medical Examiner's website at http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SME/pages/drug_related_death_statistics.aspx.

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PPB Hosts Slavic Community Fair Update
Portland Police Bureau - 04/24/14
***Correction*** This is a clarification that the community fair is directed toward the Slavic Community

The Portland Police Bureau is hosting a community information fair for the Slavic Community this Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., for the community who would like to learn more about issues concerning law enforcement. The event will be held at the PCC Southeast Campus' Mt. Tabor Room, located on 2305 SE 82nd.

Law enforcement and local officials will be on hand to answer questions on a variety of topics from family law, traffic laws, reporting crime, local government and more.

The Slavic Advisory Council will also be present and translators will be available for Russian-speaking guests.

For more information about the Slavic Advisory Council, visit the Police Bureau's website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62549


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Driver Arrested Following Canby PD Attempt to Elude That Ended North of Salem on Highway 99E (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/24/14
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Note: Questions regarding the arrest should be directed to Canby Police Department.

A 43-year old male was arrested following an attempt to elude that began in Canby and ended about 30 miles later north of Salem along Highway 99E after the vehicle struck a power pole. The man's name and charges should be confirmed through Canby Police Department. The northbound lane of Highway 99E near Nevada Street is closed for power pole repair and traffic updates are posted on TripCheck.com.

On April 24, 2014 at approximately 1:10 a.m., the Canby Police Department attempted to stop a 1998 Audi A4 four door for traffic violations. The driver failed to yield and attempted to elude southbound on Highway 99E through several jurisdictions including the cities of Hubbard, Woodburn and Gervais. Speeds reportedly were 80 mph and faster. Officers from the local cities, Oregon State Police (OSP), and Marion County Sheriff's Office assisted as the car continued southbound.

Spikes strips were deployed by Gervais Police Department and then OSP at Highway 99E and Brooklake Road NE. The car continued southbound for a short distance until the driver failed to negotiate a left curve and crashed near Nevada Street into a power pole downing power lines.

At approximately 1:25 a.m., the driver fled on foot but was apprehended by a Marion County Sheriff's Office K-9 a short distance from the car.

The driver was evaluated at the scene by Marion County Fire Department medics before being transported by police from the scene. OSP is not aware if he was being lodged in Marion or Clackamas County jail.

Yellow tape was wrapped around the vehicle as it was left at the scene earlier this morning when OSP troopers cleared.

The power company was called to respond for repairs.

No other information to be provided by OSP.

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Extension cord starts small fire in Keizer home
Keizer Fire Dist. - 04/23/14
Keizer firefighters responded to a call for smoke in a structure on Wednesday, April 23rd, about 6 pm that turned into a small fire. Residents of the home had called 911 due to the odor of smoke inside the house.
The call was received at 5:49 pm for smoke in a structure at 3498 Potts Drive NE, in Keizer. When firefighters arrived on scene they found no visible smoke, but a strong smell of burning paper. Upon investigation firefighters found a small fire in the master bedroom of the home. A lightweight extension cord plugged into an electrical outlet was broken at the plug and a small fire had started. The fire was partially hidden behind records on a rack.
The residents of the home were inside the house at the time of the fire until they smelled smoke. Residents of the home had evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters.
The master bedroom sustained no smoke and minimal fire damage. Damage to the structure and its contents were estimated to be approximately $300.
Two engines, one medic, and 10 firefighters responded to the incident. No one was injured and there was no estimate of damage to the home or contents at this time.
Fire officials would like to remind residents to be cautious when using extension cords and to place furniture and other items a few inches away from plugs so cord don't bend.
OSP Asking For Public's Help to Find Missing 44-Year Old Man Last Seen 4/18 in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/23/14
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) asking for the public's help to find a missing, possibly endangered, 44-year old male last seen April 18, 2014 in the Wolf Creek area of Josephine County.

TIMOTHY DALE FENIMORE, age 44, was last seen April 18 about 12 noon and is missing under suspicious circumstances. FEMINORE, who is from Newberg, was visiting an area residence when he reportedly left on foot and has not been seen or heard from since that date.

FENIMORE is described as a white male, 6'2", 230 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. He has numerous tattoos on both arms and shoulders, and right calf. When last seen, he was wearing a Boston Red Sox cap, black Under Armour hoodie sweatshirt, jeans, and bright colored tennis shoes.

Anyone with information to help find FENIMORE is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 474-3174. OSP Criminal Investigations Division is assisted by Josephine County Sheriff's Office in this investigation. OSP Detective Deanna Harris is the lead investigator.

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Salary Review Commission's fourth meeting and public hearing Apr. 24
City of Vancouver - 04/23/14
The City of Vancouver's Citizen's Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (Salary Review) will hold its fourth meeting and public hearing Thursday, April 24, 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.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Special Working Session Board Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 04/23/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Board Working Session Meeting on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the home of Board Member Mary Lu Baetkey, 10506 NE Beech, Portland, Oregon 97220 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. The board and superintendent will participate in a training facilitated by Conversant Solutions, LLC. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Local organization says today's Supreme Court decision sends "mixed messages" to crime victims
Lewis & Clark - 04/23/14
Today the Supreme Court issued a significant decision impacting victims; unfortunately it is one of mixed messages and new hurdles. The case involves the proper scope of financial recovery for a victim in a child-abuse image case (aka child pornography cases). In one breath the Court acknowledged these victims are directly, foreseeably, and significantly harmed by the viewing of their images and have a right to mandatory restitution; in the next breath the Court left determination of the amount of recovery to the very trial courts that have issued awards ranging from zero to multiple millions of dollars.

In Paroline v. United States, Defendant was convicted of possessing two images of "Amy" being photographed as her uncle sexually abused her when she was a young girl (8 years old). "Amy" had sought - and the Appellate Court ordered - defendant to pay a total of approximately $3.4 million in restitution for harms including future counseling and lost income. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded. Despite recognizing that the victim's costs "are direct and foreseeable results of child-pornography crimes, including possession", that "every viewing of child pornography is a repetition of the victim's abuse," and that Congress' clear intent was "that victims of child pornography be compensated by the perpetrators who contributed to their anguish", the Court returned the case to the trial court urging it to use its "discretion an sound judgment" to determine the amount of restitution.

According to Meg Garvin, Executive Director of NCVLI and Clinical Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School, "While we applaud the Court's recognition of the trauma these victims endure and the mandatory nature of their right to restitution, the practical outcome of the Court's decision is that individual victims must seek restitution case-by-case, year-by-year, even while in the midst of dealing with their trauma. The Court's caution that restitution awards should not 'be a token or nominal amount', is meager guidance for the courts of this country in light of the varied landscape of awards over the years."

Garvin went on, "For years, NCVLI has fought in state and federal courts to secure full restitution for these victims. The fight has been arduous and today's decision makes clear that the fight is not over; we must return to Congress and have them affirm the country's commitment to victims by drafting an even clearer statute to afford the right to full and timely restitution from each and every perpetrator."

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MORE INFORMATION:

The National Crime Victim Law Institute's amicus curiae brief is available here:
http://www.childlaw.us/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/12-8561-Amicus-National-Crime-
Victim-Law-Institute.pdf

The brief of a collection of Anti-Violence Agasint Women Groups and Professors, including Law Professor Meg Garvin is available here:
http://blog.marshlawfirmpllc.netdna-cdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/12-8561-Amicus-DVLEAP.pdf

For Amy's statement regarding the decision: http://www.childlaw.us/disappointment-at-the-supreme-court-amys-reaction/

For a timeline of NCVLI's involvement in this and similar cases across the country: http://law.lclark.edu/live/news/24416

Founded in 2000, the National Crime Victim Law Institute is a national resource for crime victim lawyers and advocates to support the assertion and enforcement of victims' rights in criminal and civil court processes. NCVLI continues to be the only national organization whose mission is focused on enforcement of victims' rights in the courts.
Cale Piland named district Athletic Director
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 04/23/14
Longtime Evergreen Public Schools coach, teacher and administrator Cale Piland has been named the district's new Director of Athletics and Activities. He begins his new position this summer. Piland has served as the football, girls and boys basketball, and track coach at Evergreen High School. He currently serves as the Athletic Director and football coach at Union High School.

His past accomplishments include leading Evergreen High School's football team to a state championship in 2004, numerous Greater St. Helens League (GSHL) titles both at Evergreen and Union, as well as being named GSHL coach of the year numerous times.

"I have a great job now, so it was going to have to be an exciting opportunity to entice me away from this position. However, the ability to influence and enhance the activities and athletics across the entire district was too hard to pass up," said Piland.

Piland has a BA from Pacific Lutheran University, where he also played football all four years, and a Master of Education/Educational Leadership from City University. Piland will not only oversee sports and activities at the elementary, middle and high school levels, but also interact with GSHL and state officials.

Evergreen Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington with nearly 27,000 students, and Clark County's third largest employer with 3,200 employees.
John Steach confirmed as EPS Deputy Superintendent
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 04/23/14
Dr. John Steach, currently the superintendent of the Canby (Oregon) School District, has been selected as the new Deputy Superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools. Previously, he was a School Board member, Executive Director of Support Services and Deputy Superintendent/Executive Director of Human Resources with the Richland (WA) School District.

Dr. Steach will be instrumental in leading the district's initiative over the next several years to fully integrate technology into every classroom while enhancing student instruction. "Canby is known as a leader in implementing solid instructional technology that compliments student learning. We are fortunate to gain Dr. Steach's expertise as we move forward," said Superintendent John Deeder. "His passion for education and doing the right thing for students is a good fit for Evergreen."

Initially beginning his career as an engineer with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University, Dr. Steach was elected, and served eight years as a school board member in Richland. His passion for education soon eclipsed his interest in engineering, and when asked to join the school district as the Executive Director of Support Services, he took the job. Since that point, he has added a MBA and an EdD in Education Leadership from WSU.

"I look forward to learning, understanding and respecting what the Evergreen community wants for its schools and students. My goal is to create the best environment for student success," said Dr. Steach.

He will begin his position this summer with Evergreen Public Schools, helping lead the fourth largest district in Washington with nearly 27,000 students, and Clark County's third largest employer, with 3,200 employees.
Linn County Sheriff Offers Drug Take-Back
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/23/14
As part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the Linn County Sheriff's Office is accepting unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

On Saturday, April 26, From 10:00AM to 2:00PM at the Linn County Sheriff's Office (1115 Jackson St. Albany), Sheriff Bruce Riley will have staff ready to accept controlled, uncontrolled and over-the-counter substances.

It may be in its original container, or removed from the container (packaging) and placed directly into the disposal box. All items, except intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste are permissible.

"Prescription drug abuse, the misuse of medication, and accidental poisoning are serious threats to our children, and our community," Sheriff Riley said. "The DEA-sponsored Take-Back Day is an excellent way for the public to properly dispose of potentially dangerous drugs in a way that has little to no adverse impact on our environment."

At the conclusion of the Take-Back Day, the disposal boxes are sealed, and transported to a local incinerator for destruction.

As an added bonus this year, Sheriff Riley will have several members of his Reserve deputies available to respond to homes and pick up unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs for those persons who are unable to bring their unwanted items to the sheriff's Office.

An appointment for the pick-up service is necessary, and can be scheduled by emailing LinnOnline@LinnSheriff.org or by calling (541)812-9200. Please leave your name, address, and contact number. A Reserve Deputy will call to schedule a pick-up appointment.
Oregon geologists expand statewide landslide database
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 04/23/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - More than 46,000 known landslide locations are now included in a statewide database that helps increase Oregon's understanding of where future landslides may occur.

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has released version 3.0 of the Statewide Landslide Information Database for Oregon (SLIDO), which compiles all landslides that have been identified on published maps. The SLIDO interactive map at www.oregongeology.org/sub/slido makes locating landslides as simple as entering an address.

"We've mapped more landslides in the last five years than we did in the previous 60 years," says Bill Burns, DOGAMI engineering geologist. "Land that has slid tends to slide again, so mapping landslide locations is critical."

Use of lidar, a new tool that provides accurate high-resolution images of the earth's surface, has dramatically expanded Oregon's landslide knowledge. Almost all of the nearly 20,000 landslides mapped since 2009 have come from geologic and landslide mapping that used lidar.

"When we've finished mapping with lidar for the whole state, we'll have a very different - and much better - understanding of landslides," Burns says.

Collaborating with communities to assess landslide risk, and support putting that knowledge into action, is increasingly part of DOGAMI's work.

"We do mapping projects with communities, to ensure they can use the information to help protect people and property," Burns says.

The Statewide Landslide Information Database for Oregon (SLIDO) Release 3.0 by William J. Burns and Rudie Watzig is available as a free download, as web services, or for purchase on DVD. Learn more here: www.oregongeology.org/sub/slido/data.htm
Electricity outage affecting Nelscott area scheduled overnight Apr. 24-25 for highway work
Pacific Power - 04/23/14
April 23, 2014
Media hotline: 1-800-570-5838
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Electricity outage affecting Nelscott area scheduled overnight Apr. 24-25 for highway work
Timing and work coordinated to reduce inconvenience for customers

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. - About 700 customers in the Nelscott area will be without electricity in the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 25, while Pacific Power crews transfer electrical service to a new line that aligns with the Highway 101 Nelscott Project now underway by Oregon Department of Transportation

The outage is expected to begin at 11 p.m. Apr. 24 and last until 7 a.m., Apr. 25. The area affected is from SW 13th Street south to SW 31st St., including Hwy 101 west to Anchor Ave. Pacific Power customers in the area have been notified individually about the outage. Lodging and restaurant operators are encouraged to make sure their guests are aware of the interruption, as well.

"We care about our customers and we care about the highway improvements. On Thursday and Friday, those two things are coming together - so we've planned the outage to minimize the service disruption as much as possible," said Doris Johnston, Pacific Power regional community manager. "We've constructed a new power line through this part of town that will align with the highway improvements. Now, we need to remove the old line to get it out of the way and transfer power to the new line. To safely make that switch, we need to disrupt electrical service for a few hours overnight. We have timed the outage to minimize inconvenience to our customers, while still making way for the road improvements to continue, but it might be a good idea for customers to use a battery-operated clock or a cell phone alarm, if you have to get up early in the morning,"

Customers with questions about the planned outage can call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070 for assistance. Any outages during that time in other parts of the community area should still to be reported to Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.

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Vancouver invites public input on proposed changes to City charter
City of Vancouver - 04/23/14
Vancouver, Wash. - The public is invited to meet with the City of Vancouver's Charter Review Committee and provide input on proposed changes to the City's charter from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the Aspen Room at City Hall (415 W. 6th St.). The 15-member committee, appointed by the Mayor, meets every five years and is charged with reviewing the City's charter and recommending potential changes to the City Council.

The Committee is asking for public input on five proposed changes to the City charter:

* changes to simplify and streamline the initiative petition process
* updating the1952 language prohibiting discrimination based age, race, etc.
* creating a section outlining how boards, commissions and advisory committees are established and dissolved
* removing the requirement that the full text of an ordinance be read if requested
* requiring a councilmember to resign their seat if they run for another council seat or the mayor's seat mid-way through their term

The proposed charter amendments can be viewed at www.cityofvancouver.us/charterreview.

Meeting attendees are asked to limit their remarks to 3-5 minutes. Additional suggestions for charter changes can also be sent by e-mail to COVCharterReview@cityofvancouver.us, or mailed to Charter Review, City Manager's Office, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668.

More information about the charter review process can be found on the City's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/charterreview.
Portland Parks & Recreation Aquatics Invites You to be a Part of National Water Safety Month (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 04/23/14
PP&R pools are fun for young and old, and are staffed by trained, award-winning lifeguards. Photo courtesy: Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
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(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation is joining with other organizations nationwide during the month of May to promote National Water Safety Month.

From May 1-May 31, Portland Parks & Recreation pools will be handing out pledge forms for youth asking them to promise to:

-Always swim with a buddy
-Look before they leap
-Wear a lifejacket
-Be cool, follow the rules
-Learn to swim

Pledge forms will also be handed out to adults asking them to pledge to be a Water Watcher by supervising their children in the water. Winners will receive water safety prizes, including free swim lessons!

Portland Parks & Recreation Indoor Pools:

Buckman Pool (503) 823-3668
320 SE 16th

Columbia Pool (503) 823-3669
7701 N Chautauqua Blvd.

Dishman Pool (503) 823-3673
77 NE Knott

East Portland Pool (503) 823-3450
740 SE 106th

Mt. Scott Pool (503) 823-3183
5530 SE 72nd

Southwest Pool (503) 823-2840
6820 SW 45th Ave


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Centennial Park School's Open House celebrates new Community Garden
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 04/23/14
Centennial Park School (CPS) will host an open house and brunch fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3. Along with a brunch prepared and served by culinary students, the event will include a silent auction, tour of the school grounds and a celebration of the opening of the opening of the school's Community Garden, a partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation. In addition, garden art created by students in the school's "Friendtorship" program (a partnership with Portland State University's graphic design students) will be sold.

Centennial Park School is located at 17630 S.E. Main Street, Portland, Oregon.

With a goal of $5,000, proceeds from the sale and auction will be used to provide Centennial Park School students with the joys of school experiences outside of the traditional classroom. Money raised will pay for events such as quarterly family gatherings, prom, extracurricular programming, student grants and scholarships, and life skills training..

This year Centennial Park School had its first sports team in the 21-year history of the school - a basketball team. CPS is participated in the East County Basketball Association, a small recreational league made up of other alternative schools in east Multnomah County. In addition a group of students have taken the lead on organizing the first prom in CPS history. Since many CPS students have struggled with connecting to school in the past, the administration and staff are hoping to provide opportunities that provide a connection that will sustain student's efforts towards graduation.

Centennial Park School is a public alternative middle/high school in the Centennial School District. The school serves up to 160 young people in grades 7-12 who have had difficulty succeeding in more traditional school environments. CPS students apply their knowledge and develop a deep sense of civic responsibility as they acquire the academic and critical thinking skills necessary for college or a career. Founded in 1993, CPS has a long history of offering a high-quality educational program.
City of Portland Employee Arrested as part of Ongoing Auto Theft Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/23/14
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Today, Wednesday April 23, 2014, Portland Police Bureau detectives arrested a 53-year-old City of Portland employee for her role in an ongoing auto theft investigation.

53-year-old Barbara Lorraine Peterson was arrested after arriving at work today at the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Abandoned Auto Section.

Detectives interviewed Peterson then booked her into the Multnomah County Jail on seven counts of Official Misconduct, four counts of Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV) and three counts of UUMV.

Peterson will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Detectives conducting a significant auto theft investigation involving several people and locations, including West Coast Car Crushing, learned during that investigation that a City of Portland employee was providing information on abandoned vehicles to an illicit tow driver, who would then steal the cars by towing them to West Coast Car Crushing, where they would be crushed and sold as scrap metal.

Detectives opened a secondary investigation into these allegations and identified Peterson as the City of Portland employee. Through this investigation, they learned that Peterson was accepting cash payments for providing information on vehicles to the tow driver.

Based on the investigation, detectives believe that Peterson was acting alone and without the knowledge of the City of Portland or any other city employees.

This arrest will be presented to a Multnomah County Grand Jury to consider charges.

If anyone has information about this investigation, they are asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773, jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Angela Hollan at (503) 823-3761, angela.hollan@portlandoregon.gov

This remains 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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Suspects Sought in Stolen Vehicle Case by Marion County Deputies (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/23/14
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On April 20th at approximately 7:00 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 4500 block of Harlan Drive NE in Salem. Neighbors reported that a silver Chrysler 300 had driven through multiple yards and then rolled several times before landing back on its tires.

The driver of the vehicle later identified as Hector Tavares, age 20, of Salem ran from the scene but quickly returned and drove the vehicle away. Mr. Tavares drove the vehicle from Harlan Drive to the 4500 block of Janice Ave NE where he parked the car and again ran on foot.

Deputies learned that the vehicle Mr. Tavares was driving had been stolen from a party by Mr. Tavares. After wrecking the car Mr. Tavares ran to his girlfriend's house to hide. The girlfriend, Michelle Garcia-Elias, age 23, of Salem hid Mr. Tavares at her residence and then later drove him to his residence, helping him escape capture from responding law enforcement.

Mr. Tavares and Ms. Garcia-Elias are being sought by deputies on numerous criminal charges associated to the incident. The pair may be driving a black Chrysler 300 and both live in the Salem area. If you know the whereabouts of either suspect please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032, you can remain anonymous.


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Secretary of Education Names Jesuit High School a 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School (Photo)
Jesuit High School - 04/23/14
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April 22, 2014 - Acting Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Mike Boots joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon is among the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees.

Jesuit High School was nominated by the Oregon Department of Education and the Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative. In 2013, Jesuit received the Oregon Pillar 3 award (Education for Sustainability). In 2014, Jesuit received the Oregon Pillar 1 Award (Environmental Impacts). Jesuit collects a wide variety of materials for recycling and strives to use durable dishware for faculty and staff. Jesuit also made great strides in the area of energy usage per student and student and faculty commuting via alternative forms of transit has increased.

"We are thrilled to earn this high honor from the US Department of Education," said Paul Hogan, Principal of Jesuit High School. "We are especially proud that our students and staff have changed our behavior and institutional practices in order to make a lighter imprint on the earth. Jesuit students recognize that sustainable human and natural development is a pressing existential issue, and they are determined to make a difference. We appreciate that the US Department of Education has recognized our efforts with the Green Ribbon Schools award. Our students want to be leaders of a healthier planet, and they plan to tread lightly as they make their path."

"Jesuit is honored by this recognition," said Jennie Cournia, Physics and AP Environmental Science Teacher at Jesuit and chair of the school's Sustainability Committee. "We have worked very hard over the last few years to document what we are already doing well and have initiated ongoing conversations across many different campus groups. Auditing the school's energy use, custodial and maintenance practices, as well as student/staff behavior has increased our awareness of areas on campus that need work and improvement. We look forward to continuing this process. This award serves as a milestone for us in our journey toward better stewardship of God's creation."

Forty-eight schools were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. In addition, nine districts were honored for the District Sustainability Award. Duncan and Boots made the announcement at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, DC. Secretary Duncan also announced a new post-secondary nomination category will be added to the school and district awards for the coming year.

The schools were confirmed from a pool of candidates voluntarily nominated by 30 state education agencies. The list of selectees includes 39 public schools and nine private schools. The public schools include ten early learning programs, three charter, one magnet and three career and technical schools. The schools serve various grade levels, including 29 elementary, 16 middle and 18 high schools are among them, with several schools having various K-12 configurations, from 27 states. Twenty-one of the 2014 honorees serve a disadvantaged student body and 18 are rural. The list of all selected schools and districts, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 57 honorees can be found here.

The Department is looking forward to a fourth year of award, with a post-secondary category, and will be posting updated competition criteria shortly to reflect this addition. State education agencies are encouraged to indicate intent to nominate schools in 2015 by August 1, 2014.

More information on the federal recognition award can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html. Resources for all schools to move toward the three Pillars in which the 2014 honorees are exemplary can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/green-strides/index.html.


About Jesuit High School: Founded in 1956 by the Society of Jesus, Jesuit High School is Oregon's only secondary school in the Ignatian tradition of excellence in education. Our 1,270 students represent a diverse mix of young men and women from the Portland metro area and southwest Washington.

Jesuit High School's mission is to educate "men and women for others." Our graduates are leaders who are religious, loving, intellectually competent, committed to doing justice, and open to growth. Jesuit is the recipient of two U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Awards and ten Oregonian Cup Awards for outstanding achievement in academics, school activities, athletics, and sportsmanship. More information about Jesuit High School can be found online at www.jesuitportland.org.


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Budget Committe changes meeting schedule
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 04/23/14
At their meeting Monday night, the Jefferson School District Budget Committee changed their next meeting date from May 7 to May 21. The Wednesday meeting will take place in the district board room at 1328 North 2nd Street, Jefferson. The public is encouraged to attend.
NB I-5 closing briefly at SW Haines
ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood - 04/23/14
The northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed briefly at SW Haines Street while ODOT crews remove a disabled truck. All lanes should be open in less than 30 minutes.
Residential Robbery in Molalla
Molalla Police Dept. - 04/23/14
On 4-22-14 at about 4:58pm, officers from the Molalla Police Department with the assistance from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department responded to the 1100 block of Meadow Drive on a report of a possible armed robbery. Initial reports listed a male suspect hiding in a closet had pointed a firearm at the female victim.

Further investigation revealed there were two suspects, both were white males in their 20's. Both were about 5'09" with average builds and concealed their faces. No weapon was actually seen.

There were no signs of forced entry and neighbors are encouraged to ensure their doors and windows are properly secured.

Anyone having any information regarding the investigation can contact the non-emergency dispatch number at 503 655 8211.
Brazen Car Prowler hits Washougal neighborhood
Washougal Police Dept. - 04/23/14
In the early morning hours of April 22, 2014, several Washougal residents started their day as victims of a brazen car prowler. Surveillance video from a citizen shows the thief as a white male, in his late teens or early twenties, carrying a dark colored backpack and wearing a lighter colored baseball cap. The thief is seen checking door handles and casually enters the victim's parked vehicle to rummage for anything he could take.

As many as five victims' contacted the Washougal Police Department to report having had their cars rifled through with items taken ranging from loose change to a Samsung tablet. The thief appears to take his time while in the vehicles and casually walks away when satisfied with his bounty.

Police would like to remind citizens not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to always lock your car.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact Sgt. Geoff Reijonen with the Washougal Police Department at 360-835-8701.

(Video of suspect attached)


Attached Media Files: Prowl suspect
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Supports Academy Campaign to purchase the Historic Academy Building with $650,000 Challenge Grant
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/23/14
(April 23, 2014 - Vancouver, WA) The Fort Vancouver National Trust has been awarded a $650,000 challenge grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This grant will help the National Trust fund the purchase of the historic Academy Building at 400 Evergreen Blvd in Vancouver, Washington.

"The Murdock grant is a major step toward reaching the Academy Campaign purchase goal of $10.6 million. This powerful endorsement reinforces the significance of preserving the iconic Academy, and we hope that others will step forward to join the Murdock Trust in supporting the purchase and preservation of the Academy by our January 2015 deadline," said Ed Lynch, Chair of the Academy Campaign.

This is a very significant challenge grant that is designed to encourage equal community support and will be paid when the campaign goal has been achieved. Matching the challenge grant will bring the total of pledges and contributions to over $5.3 million.

"The Academy was historically linked as an integral part of the Fort Vancouver National Site," said Elson Strahan, President and CEO of the Fort Vancouver National Trust. "With this grant, the Murdock Trust has clearly underscored the importance of preserving and restoring one of our region's important treasures, and honoring the important legacy of Mother Joseph."

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust's mission is, "to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants to organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, cultural, and spiritual base in creative and sustainable ways."

About the Academy
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Academy is an iconic symbol of Vancouver's heritage. The building was once known as Providence Academy and is still regarded as a cornerstone of the Providence Healthcare System's mission. The Academy was built in 1873 by Mother Joseph, a Sister of Providence in the Catholic Church. Mother Joseph arrived in Vancouver, Washington from Montreal, Canada in 1856, along with four other sisters to establish an order in the Northwest. The Academy served the community as a school until its closure in 1966. For further information about the campaign, visit academycampaign.org or call Elson Strahan, (360) 992-1835.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust
Established in 1998, Fort Vancouver National Trust is a public nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the preservation and education purposes of Fort Vancouver National Site. The mission of the Trust is to achieve national recognition of Fort Vancouver National Site as a premier historic destination. The Trust works with its Fort Vancouver partners in a collective effort to preserve, enhance and operate the Fort Vancouver National Site for public benefit through education, resource development, advocacy, community identity, programs and cultural tourism. For more information, visit fortvan.org or call (360) 992-1800.
Westside Christian High School captures top honors at Jazz Festival (Photo)
Westside Christian High - 04/23/14
Westside Christian High School's ensemble choir captures 1st place at regional Jazz Festival.
Westside Christian High School's ensemble choir captures 1st place at regional Jazz Festival.
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Tigard, Ore. -- April 22, 2014 --
For the first time ever, Westside Christian High School's small choir ensemble, Soli Deo Gloria, decided to enter the 39th Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival held on April 19, a long-standing festival with a rich tradition in Oregon. Will Fox, Westside's choir director, wanted to give the students a taste of vocal jazz and exposure to terrific vocal jazz groups and clinics. He had no idea that they would return with two 1st place trophies in hand.

"Due to our late entry, we ended up singing early in our preliminary round," said Fox. "With no experience, no familiarity with the venue, and no ability to simply watch a couple of groups perform before we did, Soli took the stage, sang lights out, and received huge applause and comments from the audience."

Westside then spent the rest of the day in clinics, listening to some high caliber jazz ensembles, and taking in a showcase concert late in the afternoon. In the early evening, the judges awarded some individual honors. Westside's Clair Stites was named Outstanding Soloist in their division. The judges also announced which choirs made it into the finals. Westside made it!

In the final competition, each selected choir was asked to sing two songs - one from the morning's performance and one new one. "I can only describe their performance as magical," said Fox. "It brought me to tears, and I wasn't alone. A woman in the audience came up to me afterwards and said that through her 25-year involvement with the festival she has never been so moved by a group's performance as she was with ours."

At the end of the competition, the judges awarded Soli Deo Gloria with the 1st place trophy.

Soli members include Matt Chesnutt, Andrew Kringlen, Caden Reed, Nehemiah Heye, Marcus Raz, Jonathan Wee, Jillian Ramos, Macy Fox, Andrea Quatier, Michaela Lau, Lisa Andrews, Lexi Goebel, Lydia Heye, and Clair Stites.


Attached Media Files: Westside Christian High School's ensemble choir captures 1st place at regional Jazz Festival.
2014 Recreation Trails Program Grant cycle opens May 1
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/23/14
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has announced the May 1 opening of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant cycle and six workshops to explain the program and application process.

The RTP program is designed to help fund motorized and non-motorized recreational trail projects, including new trail construction, trail restoration, development and rehabilitation of trailhead facilities and acquisitions. Qualified non-profit organizations, municipal, state and federal agencies, tribal governments and other government groups are eligible to apply.

Workshop webinars are planned for Redmond (May 15), Portland (May 20), Hood River (May 21), La Grande (May 22), Springfield (May 29) and Medford (May 30). The webinars will offer an overview of the grant program and the application process, as well as provide a forum for applicants to ask questions. Visit http://1.usa.gov/1l1Ud7P for more information about the webinar locations.

The application process is entirely online. Applicants must first request an account, then log on to the online application site to apply. To request an account and access the grant manual, application instructions, pre-application worksheet, and full program schedule, go to http://1.usa.gov/1gR9Wlt.

A Mandatory Letter of Intent is due June 12, 2014 (submitted online) and the grant applications are due July 25, 2014 (submitted online). For RTP notifications or questions, e-mail Laura Underhill at laura.underhill@oregon.gov.
Last free boater education card until September (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/23/14
Sample Card
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Need Your Boaters Card? The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Marine Division, will begin hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class will be on Saturday, May 3rd. This is the final class being offered until after the boating season ends in Sept. The class will run from 8am-4:30pm at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or email at spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us . This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, check out www.boatered.org.


Attached Media Files: Sample Card
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office remembers former Multnomah County Sheriff Edgar Martin (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/23/14
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On Thursday April 24, 2014 a memorial service for former MCSO Sheriff Edgar Martin who passed away on April 3, 2014 will be held in Redmond, OR. Edgar Martin began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer for Monmouth Police Department from 1964 to 1965, moving on to become a Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputy from 1966 to 1976. Edgar Martin was later appointed the 32nd Multnomah County Sheriff as well as Director of Public Safety in June, 1976 and remained in those positions until June, 1982, when he resigned. He later went on to become Chief of Police for the Kodiak, Alaska Police Department.

During Edgar Martin's term as Sheriff he continued to build and develop Neighborhood Team Policing, introduced just prior to his term, improving the quality of police service delivery and deputies' job satisfaction as well as reducing crime. Sheriff Martin reorganized Sheriff's operations and administration staff to better meet and administer new Neighborhood Team Policing requirements. Sheriff Martin bolstered Inspections Sections staffing and introduced a Crime Analysis Unit to supply improved criminal activity information. Warrant staff was increased to serve warrants more effectively and a Special Enforcement Detail was created to conduct anti-fencing missions. The Enforcement Division moved into the Hansen Building, bringing the entire Law Enforcement Division into a single facility where the Division still resides today.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has cancelled all events for Thursday April 24, 2014 as we pause to remember former Sheriff Edgar Martin's service and dedication to the communities he served.


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04/22/14
Downtown Ice Cream Shop Robbed at Needlepoint - Suspect Not Located
Portland Police Bureau - 04/22/14
This evening, Tuesday April 22, 2014, at 8:51 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Baskin Robbins, located at 625 Southwest Broadway, on the report of a robbery where the suspect used a syringe to threaten employees.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered the ice cream shop and displayed a syringe while telling employees that the needle was "full of AIDS."

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the store and was last seen walking northbound on Broadway.

Several officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, 5'9" tall, skinny build, short brown hair, glasses, wearing all bright colors.

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

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Cold Case Homicide Detectives Arrest 48-Year-Old Man for 1995 Southeast Portland Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/22/14
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Today, Tuesday April 22, 2014, Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide detectives arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with a 1995 homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland.

Danny Conner was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on two counts of Murder. He will be arraigned on Wednesday.

This investigation started on December 20, 1995, at approximately 7:20 a.m., when 24-year-old Darrin Ezell was killed while sleeping inside his home, located in the 9300 block of Southeast Ramona Street. Two children were in the home at the time of the homicide but were not harmed.

Very few details about the homicide investigation can be released at this time as the case is still an active investigation.

The Cold Case Homicide Unit reviews unsolved murders in the Portland area and, since its inception in 2004, has reviewed approximately 250 homicide cases and solved more than 40.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and three Detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators who volunteer their time to assist in solving cases.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit has a close partnership with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit's slogan is: "We don't give up. We never give up."

Information about many of these unsolved homicides can be viewed by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35696

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Meredith Hopper at (503) 823-0266 or meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov

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Red Cross Responds to Regional House Fires
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 04/22/14
Red Cross disaster action team volunteers today responded to two house fires in the Cascades Region. A morning single-family fire in the 15000 block of Strong Rd in Dallas, OR. (Polk Co.), affected two adults and two pets. Red Cross provided clothing, shoes, medications, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.

This afternoon, volunteers met with a client who was affected by a single-family fire in the 1000 block of SW 12th Ave in Portland, OR. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, seasonal garments, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
CCC Presentation Explores Ideas About Life and Death Around the Globe
Clackamas Community College - 04/22/14
OREGON CITY - Cross-cultural concepts of life and death will be explored in a May 5 presentation at Clackamas Community College. Courtney Campbell of Oregon State University will discuss "Grave Matters: Reflections of Life and Death Across Cultures and Traditions" from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gregory Forum. The presentation is part of the college's International Week celebration.
Campbell is the Hundere Chair in Religion and Culture and a professor of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion at OSU. He has been on the OSU faculty since 1990 and has received numerous awards for teaching and scholarship. His primary teaching and research interests focus on ethical issues in medicine, religious ethics, concept of peace and war, theories of death and dying, and theologies of embodiment.
This program is hosted by the CCC Foundation, the International Education Committee and the Education, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department, and is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.
For more information, please contact Ida Flippo at iflipp@clackamsa.edu or 503-594-3363.
CCC Classes Support Goodwill Industries Managers (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 04/22/14
The retail management training class at Goodwill Industries in Salem.
The retail management training class at Goodwill Industries in Salem.
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College is providing business classes to 29 managers at Goodwill Industries store in Salem. The classes, offered by the college's ActOn Retail grant staff, will prepare the Goodwill employees to earn a Retail Management certificate at CCC, aimed at increasing professionalism and opportunity.
Paul Moredock, director of the ActOn grant at CCC, has been working with Goodwill for several months to develop the partnership and coursework for the employees. "The retail management certificate fits well with the mission and goals of Goodwill Industries," he said.
Students in the Goodwill class are taking Business Administration 285, Human Relations in Business. The class is in a hybrid format. A CCC instructor teaches at Goodwill once a week for two hours, and students study in an online format for the other instructional portion. In addition, the ActOn grant staff provides support to the students through individual career coaching.
Once the students finish the initial course, CCC will work with Goodwill to provide each of the nine classes in the certificate program. Additional groups of students are planned for Goodwill employees in Vancouver, Wash., and Wilsonville.
CCC developed a retail management certificate program several years ago to meet the needs of the industry in Clackamas County and surrounding areas. The federal ActOn grant provides additional support and resources to advance the program to both incumbent workers in the industry and to connect business students with opportunities in the retail sector. Salaries for retail managers in the region start at about $43,000 annually.
Goodwill's mission is to help people with barriers to employment connect to work or grow in the job they already have. "This class elevates our employee confidence and professional service our shoppers deserve," said Terry Gillette, Career Center information and systems program manager, at Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette. "The program was affordable, the curriculum was on track, and it's time efficient."
For more information about the ActOn Retail grant at CCC, please contact Paul Moredock at 503-594-6186 or email paulm@clackamas.edu.
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Attached Media Files: The retail management training class at Goodwill Industries in Salem.
Volunteer in recognition of Earth Day 2014
City of Vancouver - 04/22/14
Contact: Hailey Heath, Volunteer Coordinator, 360-487-8316, hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us

Volunteers are mobilizing throughout the community to recognize and celebrate Earth Day 2014. Volunteer events on April 24 and 26 are designed with both Vancouver teens and adults in mind.

Youth volunteers will meet from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Burnt Bridge Creek for the monthly #VancouvervolunTEEN community service project. During National Volunteer Month in April, teens are meeting at the North Devine Road trailhead to pick up litter and help clean up along the City of Vancouver's Burnt Bridge Creek Trail. Teens wanting to join in the effort should bring a signed parent permission form and dress prepared for the weather.

#VancouverVolunTEEN offers an opportunity for Vancouver youth to gain community service hours and give back to the community. #VancouverVolunTEEN meets the last Thursday of most months. To learn more or to obtain a permission form, visit www.tinyurl.com/vancouvervolunTEEN.

Community volunteers are also needed on April 26 for the Blandford Canyon Ivy Pull team's official season kick-off. Volunteers will meet at 2 p.m. near the southwest corner of North Blandford Drive and MacArthur Boulevard to remove invasive English Ivy from the forest in Blandford Canyon. Gloves and snacks will be provided. For more information about this event and future volunteer events, please visit www.tinyurl.com/Earthdayatthecanyon.
West Linn City Council April 21 meeting and work session
City of West Linn - 04/22/14
From parking lots to the police station to chickens, the city council worked through a lot of code, processes and procedures during a special meeting and work session April 21.

Code enforcement
First on the agenda was the approval of an ordinance that modifies the variety of appeals processes in the city and makes them uniform.
The council already discussed this topic twice, most recently at an April 7 work session. The result of the ordinance amends numerous sections of code that refer to the appeals process and changes the word "infraction" to "violation."
According to city staff, the advantages of the proposed ordinance are that it:
* Adds necessary definitions and boilerplate provisions;
* Provides a way of designating powers and duties when departments and titles change without requiring immediate amendment of the WLMC;
* Adopts state criminal laws, procedures and offense classifications;
* Makes the code enforcement provisions available to all city officials that enforce the code and provides additional options for serving violations; and
* Adds a uniform administrative appeals process.
The lengthy list of code amendments were approved unanimously by the council.

Parking lot improvements
Fields Bridge Park was next on the agenda. As part of a $200,000 project to make improvements to the park, the council approved a contract for $79,560 to install a new permeable paver parking lot at the park.
"It's a good project," Parks and Recreation Director Ken Worcester said. "It should help alleviate a lot of parking issues out there."
The low bid and winner of the contract was Eastern States Paving Inc. of Portland.
"I think this is a great project. I'm really glad to see it moving forward," Councilor Jody Carson said, who then moved to approve the contract. The motion was seconded by Councilor Jenni Tan.
"I would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Worcester and the parks department for moving to semi-permeable pavers on more and more of our projects," Councilor Mike Jones said. "I don't know if the average citizen respects how much that helps both our groundwater and our conservation efforts. It's much appreciated."

Police station
More than two years ago the city entered into a contract with Bob Galante to do project management of the new police station design and construction because the city didn't have the capacity on staff to handle the project, said City Manager Chris Jordan.
Jordan credited Galante for finding numerous ways to make the project less expensive and less cumbersome. However, there were some holdups along the way, such as having to rebid a couple of contracts and finding an oil tank underground on the property.
"All those things required extra time on Bob's part," Jordan said. "At this point, it is time to alter his contract."
The city has a contract with Galante for $98,600, the equivalent of $85 an hour, for his services. As Galante is now over his hours, the city council approved an addendum to his contract for a maximum of another $22,000. His contract ends Aug. 31.
According to the approved bill, the original agreement for project management services, design development, public approval and construction of the police station was for $98,600.
Due to unanticipated work beyond the original scope of work including oil tank mitigation, rebidding the construction contract and additional procurement efforts for storage lockers, additional time and funds are required to complete the police station.
"I'm going to vote to approve the change, but I don't want to be too harsh, but I think some of the issues, particularly the equipment lockers, weren't handled as well administratively as they could have been. So I'd prefer not to see another change order come from this council," Jones said.
The scope of Galante's work was amended to include the following additional services:
* Contracting for separate demolition contract and oil tank mitigation (originally planned as part of construction contractor services).
* Rebidding the construction contract.
* Coordinating the expanded street project with city engineering.
* Contracting for oil contamination cleanup.
* Inspecting used storage equipment available for procurement.
* Special procurement/rebidding of building storage systems.
* Reviewing of change orders specific to rebid changes.
* Coordinating change orders specific to expanded street work.
* Inspecting used storage equipment available from new subcontractor.
Tan asked how the project was going in terms of being on budget.
"We are in pretty good shape at this point," Jordan said.
Jordan said he would have Galante come in and give the city council another update and he offered to give the council a tour of the construction process thus far on April 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Planning docket
During the work session part of the meeting, the city council discussed the city's planning docket, which outlines community development code (CDC) and comprehensive plan amendments on tap.
The council last approved the docket in October; however the council has since then approved its 2014 goals that have changed priorities on the docket.
Added to the docket were dates as to when projects should be completed to add some accountability. The dates should help keep projects moving along and not "drift" along for a few years with nothing happening, according to Jordan.
"If things slow down, at least everyone will know why they are slowing down," Jordan said.
"There really are just a couple of changes," Community Development Director Chris Kerr said. "I think of it more as an update,"
Taken off the docket include the Blue Heron subcommittee work, which is a long-range planning project, a parking management plan for Willamette, the completed trails master plan and administration for the historic resources rehabilitation program, which is an ongoing program.
New items include routine minor code refinements and economic development streamlining.
Referring to the code refinements, Kerr said, "We get these almost on a weekly basis where we see something that just seems inappropriate in our code that we need to go back and make some fixes to," Kerr said, adding this is something that should be done about every four months.
The docket is as follows:
Docket of CDC and Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Economic development streamlining: Phase 1: Plan and CDC amendments of highest priority initiatives to streamline processes and eliminate inefficient regulations.
Planning Commission: completed
City Council: May 12, 2014
Water Resource Area regulations: CDC amendments to Chapter 32 that will improve the city's water resource areas regulations.
Planning Commission: completed
City Council: May 19, 2014
Residential infill/planned unit Development amendments: CDC amendments to PUDs, flag lots and alternative housing designs to provide for improved infill housing that will be more compatible with the surrounding area.
Planning Commission: June 2014
City Council: August 2014
Routine minor code refinements: Package of CDC amendments which may be unrelated but are critical to administer and apply the code. Staff anticipates processing several of these per year. (Ongoing)
Planning Commission: July 2014
City Council: September 2014
Arch Bridge/Bolton master plan: Review/approve master plan for Arch Bridge/Bolton area as part of a $220,000 grant from Metro. (Master plan approval only, plan and CDC amendments would be spring 2015.)
Planning Commission: September 2014
City Council: October 2014
Economic development streamlining: Phase II: As one of the council priorities, an outside consultant will be involved to audit the code. This phase will address many of the issues which were identified, but not addressed, under Phase I of the project as well as any recommended items identified by the consultant and agreed upon by the council.
Planning Commission: Fall 2014
City Council: Winter 2014
Sustainable West Linn Strategic Plan: Updating and adopting revisions to the Sustainable West Linn Strategic Plan. These revisions will be focused on identifying community-supported action items.
SAB: March 2015
City Council: May 2015
Transportation System Plan: Plan and CDC amendments adopting updated transportation system plan. The city received a $145,000 grant for this project from DLCD.
Planning Commission: April 2015
City Council: June 2015
This docket will go before the planning commission and then the city council at an upcoming meeting for approval.

Regulatory streamlining project
Before a laundry list of community development code amendments go to a council vote May 12, the councilors hashed out a variety of amendments, tabling some, removing others and refining yet more.
Community Development Director Chris Kerr walked the councilors through a list of 21 suggested amendments to the CDC. Topics ranged from backyard chickens to A-frame signs to outdoor seating for restaurants and parking.
One issue discussed at length was trees.
Staff initially proposed modifications to a section of code to require the protection of significant trees, rather than applying tree easements over the ground. During the planning commission hearings, staff recommended postponing the item from the current amendment package in order to review the issue more carefully.
Language at question requires applicants to set aside "up to" 20 percent of significant trees for protection. This ambiguous language could have a developer read that requirement as a maximum and then choose to just set aside a much smaller percentage.
The goal of the code is to save significant trees on sites and develop around them, Kerr said.
After a lengthy discussion, the council opted to table the tree code amendment to clarify the language and get more input. Kerr recommended moving fast on the issue though, because a developer could come in and save just 1 one percent of the trees on a parcel.
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The city council's next meeting is a work session on May 5 at 6 p.m. https://westlinnoregon.gov/meetings


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Prescription Drug Drop-Off, Free Document Shred, and Donate Bicycles For Kids Event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Milwaukie Police Department.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 04/22/14
Fifth Annual Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day and Free Document Shred Event offered on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building.

"Bikes for Kids Program" is also accepting donations of gently-used children's bicycles.

The Milwaukie Police Department and Police Cadets, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation and PSAC (Public Safety Advisory Committee) are hosting the fifth annual Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at the Public Safety Building, located at 3200 SE Harrison Street, in Milwaukie.

In addition, the Milwaukie Police Department will also offer a FREE Document Shred Event also from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Milwaukie Police Cadets will provide 'drive-through' service in the parking lot of the police department. This service is available to anyone wanting to properly dispose of unneeded or expired prescription medications, or to drop off documents for shredding. There is no specified limit on the amount of documents a citizen can bring however the right is reserved to limit excessive quantities.

The FREE shred day and prescription drug drop-off event are being offered by the Milwaukie Police Department, Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie Public Safety Foundations and PSAC as part of a crime-prevention effort to reduce inappropriate access to prescription medications, and to minimize identity theft, fraud, and related crimes.

This is also a great time to donate your gently-used children's bicycles for the Milwaukie Police Department's annual "Bikes for Kids Program". Bikes that are in good condition, in sizes ranging from grade-school age to junior high age can be donated. Bicycles are refurbished and given to Milwaukie school children that could benefit from having their own bicycles. Cash donations for this program are also welcome.
Update: Reward Increased - OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking For Public's Help in Investigation of Fawn Deer Shooting in Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/22/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division continues to ask for the public's help for information to identify the suspect(s) involved in the late March shooting of a fawn deer in Douglas County. A reward was increased after The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT) offered up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this case. The reward adds to the original offer of up to $500 by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program.

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.

The reward is now up to $5,500, offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program and HSUS and HSWLT 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.

"Shooting a defenseless fawn and dumping it in a ditch to rot is cruel and unacceptable," said Scott Beckstead, Oregon senior state director for The HSUS. "The person who illegally shot this baby deer needs to be held accountable for his or her action. We applaud the Oregon State Police for their tireless work to investigate this shooting."

The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers. The HSUS recently doubled its standard poaching reward from $2,500 to $5,000 thanks to a generous donation from an HSUS board member.

Questions regarding the increased reward off from The Humane Society of the United States should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at (301) 721-6463 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

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Southern-most parking lot at Oswald West State Park closed starting April 28, 2014
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/22/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // April 22, 2014

Media Contact: Matt Rippee, Park Manager, 503-368-5943

Arch Cape OR - The south parking lot at Oswald West State Park will be closed April 28-December 31, 2014 to accommodate contractors working on the Highway 101 Sam Reed bridge painting project inside the park. A map of the closed parking lot is available online at http://tinyurl.com/samreedbridge . The bridge is just south of the parking lot.

The contractor, F.D. Thomas, is working for the Oregon Department of Transportation on the $4.3 million project to remove paint down to bare steel and recoat the entire structure. Sam Reed bridge crosses Necarney Creek, is 602' long and was built in 1937.

The closure affects 40 parking spaces. Three other parking areas, totaling 190 spaces, will remain open.

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Port receives clean 2013 audit (Photo)
Port of Vancouver - 04/22/14
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On April 17, 2014 the Washington State Auditor's Office released an official audit for the Port of Vancouver USA. The independent audit found the port to be in compliance in all areas of financial reporting, including federal laws and regulations. The Port of Vancouver was also the first port in Washington to complete its 2013 audit.

There were no findings of deficiencies or recommendations for improvement.

State Auditor Troy Kelley sent the 42-page report to port board of commissioners. In his letter Kelley stated, "The results of our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters that are required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards." The audit period was from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

"I'm proud of the entire port team for their hard work, which is evidenced in the fact that the audit process only took 16 days," said Jeff Estuesta, port director of finance. "This audit provides confirmation that the port is strategically and responsibly managing funding that comes from the state of Washington, the federal government, and our local taxpayers."

The Washington State Auditor's Office also examined the port's internal controls and found that they "were adequate to safeguard public assets," and that the port "also complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures in the areas we examined."

To view complete copies of the audit reports, please visit the port's website at http://www.portvanusa.com/news-releases/port-receives-clean-audit-report-2/

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.


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Salem City Club Presents: RETURNING VETERANS: LEGAL, MEDICAL AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES
VanNatta Public Relations - 04/22/14
Issues facing returning veterans offer complicated challenges. Just a few of these include the areas of economic, legal, medical, homelessness, substance abuse and a variety of factors involving re-entry into normal family and community life. A panel of uniquely qualified experts will assist Salem City Club members and guests in addressing the nature and depth of this problem, which threatens to become a deep-seated cultural issue for the United States.
Our panelists have years of experience in dealing with all facets of veterans' issues, and are certain to provide us with an interesting and insightful look into this vitally important and often overlooked element of current American life.

Cameron Smith serves as the Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. Previously, he was the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber where his portfolio of issues included Military, Veterans' Affairs, and Emergency Management. He also served Governor Ted Kulongoski as a Senior Policy Advisor for Public Safety. Cameron served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, completing three tours of duty in Iraq. A graduate of Carleton College, Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Linda Maddy is the Veteran's Justice Outreach Coordinator, Portland VA Medical Center. She is a Clinical Social Worker and completed her Masters in Social Work at Portland State University. Ms. Maddy joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006 as part of a newly formed Complex Addictions team. In May 2010 she became the Portland VA Medical Center's first Veteran's Justice Outreach Coordinator. She has served as a Veterans Justice Outreach Lead for the VA VISN Region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska) and is a National Master Trainer for the VA. Prior to joining the VA, Ms. Maddy worked in many areas of the criminal justice system for 24 years.

Dwight C. Holton is CEO of Lines for Life, a statewide non-profit providing 24/7 crisis intervention services through a suicide LifeLine, an Alcohol and Drug HelpLine, a Youthline and a dedicated Military Helpline for veterans, service members and their families. Dwight was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder as United States Attorney for the District of Oregon in 2010 after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1999. Chosen to lead Lines for Life in February of 2014 as its new CEO, Dwight Holton has more than 13 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Justice and, as U.S. Attorney, led Leadership Summits across Oregon on the issue of prescription drug abuse. He has long been an advocate for veterans, and service members and military families.

Chaplain/Colonel, Terry Larkin is the Service Member and Family Support Director for the Oregon Army National Guard. He oversees programs and services which affect employment, family programs, youth services, and community outreach for the National Guard. He is also involved with various programs which affect Oregon veterans and their families, especially behavioral health and reintegration. Chaplain Larkin has served 10 years at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, VA, and has been a local church pastor in California and Oregon.
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?o/oolan Lambert, a Navy veteran, is the Court Coordinator and Evaluator for the Marion County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), part of the Marion County Circuit Court, Judge Vance D. Day presiding. She is a founding member of its community advisory council beginning in 2011, which helped develop the program and protocol for veterans and service members involved in the criminal justice system in Marion County. ?o/oolan is also Board President for Partnership for Veterans at Risk, an Oregon nonprofit that provides resources and advocacy assistance for veterans and service members who are at risk and/or involved with the criminal justice system.

Please join us on May 2nd when we hear from this dedicated panel of professionals. A question period will follow. 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 online. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM.


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1853/73664/05_02_14_SCC_Program_Announcement.pdf
Oregon City Police Department works to improve pedestrian safety
Oregon City Police Dept. - 04/22/14
The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on April 29th, 2014. This operation will be held on Washington St. near 12th St. in Oregon City, OR.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of the drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws. The operation will be conducted between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

As a reminder, motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or are crossing the roadway. Motorists are required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane adjacent to the lane they are traveling in.

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both the citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.
Fort Vancouver National Trust's Go 4th Fundraising Opportunity
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/22/14
Fort Vancouver National Trust's Go 4th Fundraising Opportunity

WHO: All interested nonprofit organizations, services organizations, and school teams and clubs interested in an active fundraising activity to support the Independence Day at Fort Vancouver event.
WHEN: Now through June 30, 2014
WHERE: The Independence Day at Fort Vancouver event will take place on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
WHAT: Participating nonprofit organizations will sell advance tickets to the Independence Day at Fort Vancouver celebration and receive back 20 percent of all ticket proceeds. The Go 4th Raise Funds Campaign begins in April and runs through June 30.
The funds generated from the "Go 4th Raise Funds" campaign are applied directly to the expense of providing the community with this family-friendly event.
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America is a nonprofit event that is produced by the Fort Vancouver National Trust, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Fort Vancouver National Trust produces community programs and events that inspire all generations to strengthen the community values of leadership, public service, lifelong learning, vision and patriotism.
INFO: Call the Fort Vancouver National Trust, 360-992-1804, email events@fortvan.org, or visit fortvan.org/fourth


Attached Media Files: Fundraising Application
Drug Turn-in Event
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/14
Drug Turn-in Event Info:

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bales Market Place Thriftway
17675 SW Farmington Road Aloha, Oregon 97007

ACCEPTED ITEMS:
* Any unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines
o pills or syrups
o current or expired
* Any unknown tablets and capsules

All donations are anonymous - no questions asked

NOT ACCEPTED:
* Illegal drugs--such as marijuana or methamphetamine
* Any medical waste, or trash
* Thermometers, syringes, or needles
* IV solutions, lotions, or creams

For additional event information, contact
the Crime Prevention Unit at 503-846-2579
www.wcsheriff-or.com


Attached Media Files: Drug Turn-in Event
Marine Law Enforcement Academy Recruits Take On the Willamette River (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 04/22/14
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During the weeks of April 28-May 9, newly recruited marine deputies and troopers from around the state will converge in Clackamas County for the Marine Board's annual Marine Law Enforcement Academy. Students will learn marine laws, boat handling in motorized and non-motorized boats, accident and theft investigations, search and rescue and practice administering field sobriety testing on boaters suspected of boating under the influence of intoxicants, among other drills. This year's academy will train 27 students from 15 counties, along with students from the Oregon State Police.

"This marine academy is a very comprehensive hands-on training and really challenges students mentally and physically," says Dale Flowers, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator for the Marine Board. The two week training covers everything from knot tying to self-rescue in full utility gear in a pool setting. Students also learn about cold water immersion and hypothermia, first hand. "We put the students in real-world situations," Flowers adds.

"When marine deputies are out on the water, they're our first line contacts with the boating public and serve as educators first, by explaining local safety issues and aim for compliance with marine laws, second. But they also need to be prepared for any emergency the public faces while minimizing risk to their own lives." The Marine Board contracts with 32 counties and Oregon State Police for marine law enforcement services and as a function of this partnership, the Marine Board provides the training and equipment, and marine law enforcement partners make sure everyone is safe, informed and prepared out on the water.

This year's Marine Academy is being held in Clackamas County and hosted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Beginning May 2 through May 6, students will be conducting on-the-water scenarios and boat handling on the Willamette River between the Oregon City Falls and Hog Island. Most of the boat handling drills will take place in the Cedar Oaks Lagoon and Clackamette Lagoon, near the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers. Scenario boats will be marked with large, blue numbers near the bow. Some boats will be at anchor or beached on the shore. Every attempt will be made to reduce training congestion with anglers in the area, but boaters are asked to stay clear of any boat or shore based operations. Students and instructors will launch from Sportcraft Marina in the morning and remove vehicles and trailers to an alternate location to keep launching congestion to a minimum for the public.

The Marine Board thanks the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for hosting the academy and Sergeant Steve Thoroughman, Deputy Morgan Gunther, Deputy Nate Thompson and Sheriff Craig Roberts for their commitment to marine training.
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Lower Columbia Families and Business Ready to March for Babies!
March of Dimes - 04/22/14
On Saturday, May 3rd, at Maritime Memorial Park in Astoria, families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies--the nation's oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Joining those dedicated to the cause are local business, including Clatsop Community Bank, Columbia Bank and Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the 10k walk kicking off at 9:00 a.m. Participation in March for Babies will provide a memorable and rewarding experience for the whole family. Join the walk and begin fundraising today at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, newborn intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today. It affects nearly half a million babies each year, including 4,160 in Oregon.

For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by the March of Dimes number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines. Locally March for Babies is sponsored by Big 5, Clatsop Community Bank and Columbia Memorial Hospital.
City seeks applicants for Parking Advisory Committee
City of Vancouver - 04/22/14
Contact: Alexis Bafus, Support Specialist, City Manager's Office (360) 487.8607

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one (1) vacancy on the Parking Advisory Committee. Applications must be received in the City Manager's Office by 5 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014.

The Committee is a seven-member volunteer body that advises the Vancouver City Council and City staff on parking policy and program implementation. Committee members must be either city residents or property owners, business owners, or an officer or partner in a business located in the downtown area. One member may be an employee of a downtown business. The Parking Advisory Committee meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall or as scheduled, January through October. From November through December the committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers.

For applications or further information, contact Alexis Bafus in the City Manager's Office at City Hall, P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA, 98668 or call (360) 487.8607; email alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us or FAX (360) 487.8625. To apply on-line visit: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/boardsandcommissions
Pedestrian Safety Detail
Beaverton Police Department - 04/22/14
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and it will be at the intersection of SW 4th St. and SW Watson Ave.

This detail will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded it's your lane plus six feet. Stop for the pedestrian, who must clear the lane you're turning into and at least 6 feet of the next lane, before you proceed. Please see the link for full text of the law at. http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.028

The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws.

Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian's movement.

In our continued effort to provide options other than the standard citation, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department.

Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk safety.
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
Vancouver Police Department Swears In Assistant Chief (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/22/14
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On April 24, 2014, the Vancouver Police Department will be hosting a ceremony to swear in Operations Bureau Assistant Chief Mike Lester.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Police Headquarters (605 E Evergreen Blvd.)

Assistant Chief Lester has been an acting Assistant Chief since October 2012. He was officially appointed to the rank of Assistant Chief on April 16, 2014 by Vancouver Police Chief James P. McElvain, Ph.D.

Assistant Chief Lester, 48, was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 1992 after working over three years as a patrol officer for the La Grande Police Department. Since joining Vancouver Police, he has worked in a variety of assignments including patrol, professional standards, drug task force, investigations, was part of a multi-jurisdiction task force, and has supervised both operational bureaus. He has held the rank of Officer, Detective, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Commander.

Chief McElvain said, "Assistant Chief Lester's experience, tenure with the department, and support through the initial stages of reorganization have demonstrated the qualities of leadership, and backing I expect at the executive level." "There is still more heavy lifting to do, and Mike is the right person to have on my team as we continue to make organizational adjustments" McElvain said.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers or contact our Background Unit at (360) 487-7454.


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Board on Public Safety Standards and Training / Revised Agenda
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/22/14
Board on Public Safety Standards and Training
Revised Agenda
April 24, 2014

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. For further information, please contact Tammera Hinshaw at (503) 373-1553 or tammera.hinshaw@state.or.us.

Administrative Announcement
"This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be tape recorded."

1. CONSENT AGENDA (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. *Minutes
Approve minutes from the January 23, 2014 meeting.

B. *OAR 259-008-0010 & OAR 259-008-0011 Proposed Rule Change
Fingerprint Procedure Changes
Unanimous vote to recommend to Board by TPC on February 5, 2014,
Unanimous vote to recommend to Board by CPC on February 11, 2014, and
Unanimous vote to recommend to Board by PPC on February 20, 2014.

C. *OAR 259-060-0010 Temporary Work Permit Definition
Private Security Services - Definitions
Unanimous vote to recommend to Board by PSIPC on February 18, 2014.

D. *OAR 259-060-0120 Additional Certification Requirement
Private Security Professional Certification and Responsibilities
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by PSIPC on February 18, 2014.

E. *OAR 259-061-0040 & 259-061-0300 Proposed Rule
Private Investigator Moral Fitness
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by PSIPC on February 18, 2014.

F. *Proposed Training Standard
Firearms Private Security Instructor Curriculum
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by PSIPC on February 19, 2014.

G. *John Slyter - Request for Medical Waiver
Unanimous vote to recommend to Board by CPC on February 11, 2014, and
Unanimous vote to recommend to Board by PPC on February 20, 2014.

H. *Shawn King - DPSST#49251 - Dept of Corrections - Revocation
Approved to recommend to Board by CPC on February 11, 2014.

I. *John Crowder - DPSST#43014 - Enterprise PD - Revocation
Approved to recommend to Board by PPC on February 20, 2014.

J. *Ray Rockafellor - DPSST#42493 - Revocation
Approved to recommend to Board by CPC on February 11, 2014.

K. *Dwayne Gift - DPSST#30008 - Dept of Corrections EOCI - Revocation
Approved to recommend to Board by CPC on February 11, 2014.

L. *Sean Sothern - DPSST#28796 - Portland Police Bureau - Not Revoke
Approved to recommend to Board by PPC on November 12, 2014.

M. *Ronald Swanson - DPSST#19084 - Revocation
Approved to recommend to Board by PPC on February 20, 2014.

N. *Policy Committee Changes
Corrections:
Jeff Wheeler - Oregon Sheriffs Jail Command Council - New appointment

2. OAR 259-008-0070 and OAR 259-060-0600 - Temporary Rule - Linsay Hale
Error Correction

3. OAR 259-008-0060 - Proposed Rule - Linsay Hale
Intermediate and Advanced Certification Chart Date Extension

4. Background Investigations - Linsay Hale

5. Annual Director Evaluation - Chair Barker

6. Five Year Review of Revocation/Denial Cases - Steve Winegar

7. Director Update - Director Gabliks

8. Policy Committee Update
* Corrections Policy Committee - Lisa Settell, Chair
* Fire Policy Committee - Joe Seibert, Chair
* Police Policy Committee - Kent Barker, Chair
* Private Security Policy Committee - Jeff Martin, Chair
* Telecommunications Policy Committee - Rob Poirier, Chair

9. Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

10. Next meeting date: July 24, 2014
Libraries Take First Step, Complete Edge Assessment
Oregon State Library - 04/22/14
Edge Coalition to Create Comparison Reports for Public Libraries

April 9, 2014 (Chicago, IL) - The comparison data Edge libraries have been asking for will be available later this year - thanks to nearly 400 randomly selected libraries that have completed the Edge Assessment.

As part of the national launch of the Edge Initiative, the Edge Coalition is developing statistically valid comparison data to help participating libraries better understand and use their results. Using these reports, libraries will be able to see how they compare with their peers in achieving the Edge benchmarks.

The Edge team randomly selected libraries nationwide to complete the Edge Assessment in seven comparison groups - from small libraries serving a population of less than 5,000 to large libraries serving more than 300,000 people. These libraries play a critical role in developing high-level reports on strengths and challenges in delivering and deploying technology services in our country's public libraries. And now that they have completed the assessment, they have access to a robust training program available to any member of their staff!

In Oregon, 11 libraries were randomly selected to participate and completed the Edge assessment. Their results will be used anonymously to create the peer comparison reports for all Edge libraries.

Launched in January, the Edge Initiative is a management and leadership tool that helps libraries align their public technology services with community priorities. Since January, over 1,600 public libraries nationwide have signed up and are participating.

Edge, which includes national public access technology benchmarks for the library field, was created with the vision that communities thrive when people have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to information, communication and technology services provided by public libraries. The Edge Initiative was developed by a coalition of leading library and local government organizations with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the Urban Libraries Council.
--UPDATE--Runaway Found Safe--Detectives Search for Endangered Runaway (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/14
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Runaway Found Safe

April 22, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Office Detectives received information that Steven Zellmer was in Pittsburg headed to a bus terminal. The Sheriff's Office relayed the current information to the Pittsburg Pennsylvania Police Department who promptly took Steven into protective custody. Steven was in good physical condition and will be returned to his parents for his continued care.

Original Release Below:

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
04/21/14
Stanfield Woman Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Milton-Freewater Area
Oregon State Police - 04/21/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Stanfield-area woman Monday after she attempted to elude OSP in the Milton-Freewater area.

On April 21, 2014 at approximately 11:51 a.m., OSP received a driving complaint of a 1996 Buick four-door on Highway 11 passing vehicles in a no-passing zone at speeds near 100 mph. Four minutes later, an OSP sergeant saw the vehicle and obtained a speed reading of 89 mph in a 55 mph speed zone and attempted a traffic stop.

The driver failed to yield, and continued toward Milton-Freewater until stopping on SW 7th Avenue and S. Main Street at approximately 12 noon when OSP arrested the driver with the assistance of Milton-Freewater Police Department.

OPAL THERESA LONG, age 64, from Stanfield, was lodged in Umatilla County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

No photographs available for this release.

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Suspicious powder received at Two Rivers Correctional Institution determined not hazardous
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/21/14
Emergency responders determined that a white powdery substance received Monday afternoon in an envelope at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) mail room was not hazardous.

On April 21, 2014, at 2:28 p.m., the TRCI mail room reported receiving the envelope with the unknown substance. The mail room area was secured and the administration building evacuated. Hermiston Hazardous Materials Unit and the Umatilla Fire and Rescue responded to evaluate the powder for any hazardous substances. No employees reported any adverse reactions.

The mail room is located inside the administration building, where 18 to 20 staff members normally work each day. Several staff members were in the mail room at the time the substance was found. The institution is operating as normal.

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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PF&R at scene of 2nd alarm High School Fire (Update w/ photos and investigation)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/21/14
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At 2:40pm PF&R crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at Open Meadows High School (7654 N Crawford). Crews arrived to find smoke pouring from multiple floors. Firefighters commented on the difficulty of locating the fire and the rapid travel of fire due to the older construction type and building codes of the converted three story Victorian home. All 110 students had been evacuated by school staff and there are no reports of injuries to students or staff. There was a functioning sprinkler system in the building but it was not able to contain the fire from spreading to multiple floors. The fire is out; fire investigators have determined damage to the house at just under $50,000 and the cause is listed as "undetermined" at this time.

**Photos provided by PF&R photographer Greg Muhr


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Friends of the Carpenter Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Friendship Center
Friends of the Carpenter - 04/21/14
Vancouver, WA - On Wed. April 30, 7 p.m., Friends of the Carpenter will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of their Friendship Center, 1600 W 20th Street, Vancouver.

"It's hard to believe that we have been blessed to spend the last 10 years filling our Friendship Center with ministry, fellowship and woodworking," said Tom Iberle, Executive Director. "We remain truly grateful to Jack and Jane Artz for their generous donation that allowed us to purchase our facility, which allows us, each and every day, to live our mission as a faith-based day shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community."

In 2013, the Friendship Center hosted 10,000+ participant hours, 28,800+ volunteer hours and 2,300+ hours of community service; plus, 119 special woodworking projects were completed.

The April 30 event also celebrates FOC's annual volunteer recognition and will feature guest speaker Rev. Duane Sich, founder and former executive director of FOC, plus music provided by Woodwinds Anonymous Ensemble.

About Friends of the Carpenter
Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOTC's Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a faith-based day shelter that provides safety and a sense of purpose to members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Body Found in River Has been Identified (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/21/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports the body found in the Willamette River near Albany on April 20, 2014, has been identified as 45-year old Jared Ethan Brown of Portland.

Detectives learned Brown had recently attempted suicide by jumping into a river from a bridge in the Roseburg area.

On March 23, 2014, Roseburg Police transported Brown to an area hospital for a medical evaluation, where he was treated and released.

On March 31, 2014, Brown was traveling via bus from Roseburg to the Portland area with a female companion, Shiela Smith, 67-years old, of Roseburg.

The bus made a short stop in Corvallis, during which time Brown left the bus on foot. Smith reported Brown missing to the Corvallis Police Department. Smith reported that Brown may have been suffering from mental issues. The Corvallis Police Department initiated a search of the Willamette River near Corvallis but was not able to locate Brown.

The identification was made by the Oregon State Police Identification Bureau using fingerprint records from one of Brown's previous arrests. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's office examined the body and determined there was no evidence of foul play.

Brown was on post-prison supervision and was a registered sex offender.

Sheriff Riley would like to thank the community for the numerous tips provided during this investigation.


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Woman Indicted, Arrested for Murder in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/21/14
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A 38-year old woman was indicted and is in custody pending an appearance in Josephine County Circuit Court related to a homicide investigation. The deceased's remains were found recently at a remote campsite in the Sunny Valley-area but have not been positively identified.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives received information from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety on April 2, 2014, about a missing person who was believed to be deceased. Because the initial investigation indicated the incident occurred outside of Grants Pass, OSP detectives took over the investigation and the Josephine County Major Crime Team was activated on April 7.

The Josephine Major Crime Team (comprised of members from OSP, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, and Josephine County District Attorney's Office) worked jointly with OSP detectives from the Roseburg and Springfield offices. On April 9, a suspect identified as JACQUELYN KELLY NOVACK, age 38, from Murphy, was located in Eugene by OSP Springfield detectives and arrested on an unrelated OSP assault case warrant charging Probation Violation.

Subsequent investigation led investigators to a remote campsite April 9, 2014, in the Sunny Valley-area where they located human remains. Investigators believe the remains are that of a male in his mid-30s. Positive identification will be released once confirmed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office and next of kin have been notified.

NOVACK was indicted April 18 by a Josephine County Grand Jury for Murder, Tampering with Evidence, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. She is lodged in the Josephine County Jail and an appearance on the charges is pending in Josephine County Circuit Court.

The investigation is pending.

Questions may be referred to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Esther Short Park Spring Planting Day
City of Vancouver - 04/21/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Parks Foundation, in partnership with Vancouver Parks and Recreation, is recruiting volunteers to help plant the large planters and flowerbeds in and around the Propstra Square of Esther Short Park. The planting will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. No green thumb or experience is necessary, only the desire to give back and add beauty to the park.

Volunteers must pre-register as space is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Please contact Hailey Heath at hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us or 487-8316 to sign up. You may also register online at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/aL63b8Fn0ei3. Event sponsor, Vancouver Hilton, will provide refreshments for volunteers immediately following the planting.

The flowers and plants for the planting day are funded through the sale of Propstra Square Memorial Bricks. To help support future plantings, please consider purchasing a Memorial Brick in Propstra Square. Purchase information is available online at
http://www.parksfoundation.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/PropstraBrickSaleFlyer.pdf

About the Parks Foundation
The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Vancouver and Clark County was established in 1999 to accept and administer donations, gifts and bequests for the enrichment and enhancement of our communities' parks, trails, and recreational programs.

The mission of the Parks Foundation is to raise funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs throughout Clark County. The Foundation is a 501 C 3 non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of local citizens who oversee, invest and administer donations made to the Foundation.
Portland Fire&Rescue and NW Natural Gas at scene of broken line at SE 62nd and Morrison
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/21/14
PF&R and NW Natural crews are just wrapping up efforts at 6237 SE Morrison St. Crews were dispatched at 1:50pm to investigate a possible broken line. It was discovered that an excavation crew had accidentally broken a 2" main in the street. As suggested, the excavation crew shut down their equipment and called 911. PF&R crews isolated a safe zone around the leak and monitored nearby homes for the presence of gas. No gas was found in homes and no evacuation was ordered. NW Natural crews have just finished clamping the broken line. Traffic in the area should return to normal soon.

In an effort to reduce these accidents, PF&R and NW Natural would like to remind residents to call 811 at least two business days before you dig. It's the law.
Clark County Parks benefit from local nursery's generosity
City of Vancouver - 04/21/14
Shorty's Garden and Home Supports Parks Foundation through Annual St. Paddy's Day Events

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Colin Mahoney, General Manager of Shorty's Garden and Home, met with the Parks Foundation Board of Directors on Tuesday, April 15, to report on the success of the annual St. Paddy's for Parks and St. Paddy's for Kids events. Shorty's hosts the annual events that benefit the parks, trails, and recreation programs of Clark County through the Foundation. Mahoney, shared, "We are always excited to sponsor the St. Paddy's spring events. Supporting the Parks Foundation and parks, trails, and outdoor recreation programs of Clark County is vital to maintaining a thriving community."

This year's event hosted more than 1000 families and children for both St. Paddy's for Parks and St. Paddy's for Kids. The events netted more than $15,000 for the Parks Foundation. Cheri Martin, Executive Director of the Parks Foundation, said, "We are very grateful for all Shorty's does in support of not only the Parks Foundation, but the entire community. They are truly a generous and committed community partner."

About the Parks Foundation
The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Vancouver and Clark County was established in 1999 to accept and administer donations, gifts and bequests for the enrichment and enhancement of our communities' parks, trails, and recreational programs.

The mission of the Parks Foundation is to raise funds through public and private partnerships for parks, trails, and recreational programs throughout Clark County. The Foundation is a 501 C 3 non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of local citizens who oversee, invest and administer donations made to the Foundation.
Death Investigation - Eugene Man Dies After Large Log Rolls Over Him on Florence-area Beach (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/21/14
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A 58-year old Eugene man died Sunday night at a Florence-area hospital from injuries suffered when the ocean surf rolled a large log over him as he tried to help family member on the North Jetty beach near Florence.

On April 20, 2014 at approximately 5:55 p.m., a report was received of a person being run over by a log in the surf about 50 yards north of North Jetty. The man was reportedly not breathing and a witness, who was an off-duty firefighter, pulled the man to a safe area and performed CPR. The man reportedly began breathing again before emergency responders arrived.

Siuslaw Fire & Rescue, Western Lane Ambulance, and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to the scene. An ambulance transported MING HSIEH, age 58, from Eugene, to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased after arrival.

Investigation indicated that the victim was visiting the beach with several family members and was sitting on the sand leaning against a log pole estimated 40 feet long and 25 inches in diameter. An elderly female family member was sitting on the log when a big wave came toward them, moving too fast for them to move out of the way. The water knocked the woman off the log and the victim and his daughter away from the log. The victim was trying to help the elderly woman up when the receding water pushed the log over him.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) urges beach visitors to not approach logs that are within reach of the surf because even large logs or debris can easily move unexpectedly even in just a few inches of water. Additional beach safety tips are available on the OPRD website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/pages/beach_tips.aspx

Trooper Darrell Sheets is the lead investigator.

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Ridgefield School District uses the power of cloud computing to improve student learning (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 04/21/14
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Monday, April 21, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Teachers and students use the power of cloud computing, Google Apps and Chromebooks to enhance student learning and improve school functions throughout Ridgefield School District.

Earlier this year, the district introduced small notebook computers called Chromebooks which use Google's specially-designed operating system and free Google applications - including word processing, spreadsheets and presentations among others - to allow teachers and students to participate in a learning environment that encourages collaboration. In order to access Google's cloud services, each Chromebook connects to the Internet through the district's new wireless network infrastructure.

Working in "the cloud" means each student receives their own personalized Google Account which saves their work for all of their classes online allowing them to access it from class-based Chromebooks, home computers, tablets or even smartphones. By having their work stored online, students no longer need to worry about bringing their own device to school - they can use any device with Internet access. "Reaching my work from multiple devices makes it easier to turn in my homework assignments," said Nathan Ruiz, a sophomore. "Working in the cloud makes students more accountable for their work."

Learning Language Arts in the Cloud

At Ridgefield High School, Craig Curry uses Chromebooks to teach students how to research and write essays by helping them edit and revise their papers in real-time. By having an entire classroom connect to the same wireless network at the same time, teachers can observe students and assist with their work at every step of the creation and learning process.

Using the power of cloud computing, Curry can actually watch students write papers on their Chromebooks from his own laptop at the front of the class. By typing instant messages that pop up on students' screens, Curry can remind students to collect more source material and use correct sentence structure or even revise student papers from his own computer. "I think Chromebooks help engage both the students and the teachers," said Curry. "They provide a way for me to help each student individually without interrupting their work which makes for a quieter classroom environment because I don't have to speak with them aloud to give them feedback."

Using Chromebooks creates a more efficient process for Curry to help students which means more students receive more help. "I edited a student's essay in class in ten minutes where she fixed all the issues and it all happened without anyone needing to interrupt class," said Curry. "Instead of scribbling notes with a red pen, students can easily read my edits through a less intrusive system that offers more collaboration than me marking up a student's work."

Students also appreciate the ease of use and dependability of working in the cloud. "The Google apps automatically save my work while I'm working on it," said Kelsie Reef, a sophomore. "Having my teachers leave comments on my paper is great; it's really nice to have everything saved right there on my account."

Student Counseling and the Cloud

Monica DeShazer, a counselor at Ridgefield High School, used Google Apps to administer a poll to assess student needs. DeShazer created a poll asking students questions about their current coursework, plans after graduating high school, tutoring needs and if they felt bullied or harassed.

"I've used other survey services before, but the results weren't as easy to interpret or use," said DeShazer. "With Google's apps, I'm able to see students in need and directly connect with them in an efficient and effective manner."

DeShazer intends to use the cloud for future student needs surveys and says the counseling department is considering using it to survey parents and community stakeholders, too. "The transition from a regular operating system like Windows or OS/X to the cloud wasn't hard at all," said DeShazer. "Now, using Google Apps is a piece of cake."

College Basketball, Mathematics and the Cloud

Morning Stalcup used the cloud and NCAA March Madness to develop an innovative mathematics assignment for her sixth grade classes: students used Chromebooks to research statistics of NCAA basketball teams in order to calculate their winning percentages and create a class presentation with the results.

Students chose a college to research and used the Internet to find the school's location, school colors, mascot, enrollment size, Most Valuable Player and even the Grade Point Average needed to attend the school. Stalcup created a presentation document shared by the entire class and allowed each student to access it to design their own college's slide. "Working off the same document really teaches teamwork since each student has to respect their classmates' work," said Stalcup.

In addition to class projects, students use their Chromebooks to take tests and even access their math book which is now stored online. If students have extra time in class, they can challenge themselves by logging on to the Khan Academy website which provides extra math work and tutoring.

Even students who typically have trouble learning technology enjoy using Google Apps and the cloud. "Learning technology is different when it's in the classroom," said Tyler Lehnertz, a sixth grader in Stalcup's class. "It's cool to be able to have my own device to work on instead of having to share a single computer."

Making the Cloud "All About Me"

In Cheryl Shaw's sixth grade language arts classes, students used Chromebooks to create presentations all about themselves including their favorite things, their family, their friends and what they enjoy doing for fun. Shaw required each student include features such as hyperlinks, text, pictures and other aspects of the Google presentation software.

"I wanted to create an assignment to get my students familiar with their Chromebooks," said Shaw. "The Google software is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, but since many students don't know how to use PowerPoint, this was a great project to get started."

Students surprised Shaw with some of the features they discovered on their own. "Some students figured out how to access the Chromebooks webcams so they could add photos of themselves and their classmates," said Shaw.

The Cloud and the Future

In the coming year, Washington State will replace the existing Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) annual assessments with the Smarter Balanced Test.

The Smarter Balanced Assessments will provide valuable data for students in grades 3-8 and 11, however the new test will only be administered online. "Teaching students new forms of technology is the new test preparation," said Curry. "By getting students used to working online with Chromebooks now, they'll be comfortable using the technology by the time they need to take the Smarter Balance assessment."

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Gresham celebrates National Bike Month with help from volunteers: Everyone invited to participate starting in late April and throughout May
City of Gresham - 04/21/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - Bike Month, traditionally celebrated each May with a variety of free and fun community activities, gets an early start with some kickoff events in April.

Join us at The Hoppy Brewer, 328 N. Main Ave. in Gresham, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. this Tuesday (April 22) for the Bike Commute Challenge Kickoff Celebration. As part of the Challenge, participants compete to see who can commute the most days or the longest distance during May, logging trips on the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's Bike Commute Challenge website.

For a complete list of events and volunteer opportunities visit GreshamOregon.gov/BikeMonth or contact Sandra Doubleday at 503-618-2816. The schedule includes group bike rides, a helmet giveaway, a bike wash and lube workshop on April 30 at the City Hall loading dock, and volunteers conducting bike counts on local trails.

"In 2010 the League of American Bicyclists named Gresham a `Bicycle Friendly Community' for our extensive network of bike-friendly routes," Transportation Planning Manager Katherine Kelly said. "Gresham has earned this honor four years in a row by continually improving cycling infrastructure and providing activities for cyclists."

There are more than 117 miles of bike lanes throughout Gresham and popular bike routes include the Springwater Corridor, Gresham-Fairview Trail and Main City Park Spur Trail.
2014 YESS program Softball and Football equipment grants (Photo)
Law Enforcement for Youth - 04/21/14
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Law Enforcement for Youth and our Youth Equipment and Sports Safety program is accepting applications for both youth Softball and Football.

Our YESS programs seeks to improve the safety of youth athletes through education, equipment grants and our Sideline Kit concussion management system.

Eligible youth softball organizations have until May 15th, 2014 to submit their grant application. Eligible youth football organizations have until June 15th, 2014 to submit applications.

To be eligible to apply youth must be a youth league or association with in the state of Oregon, serving players at the 8th grade or younger levels. No individual player or teams may apply. Grant recipients must be able to travel to Salem, Oregon to receive equipment.

Grant packages will include high quality Schutt Sports equipment. Size of packages will vary depending upon number of approved grants and available equipment. Generally no less than 5 helmets will be awarded per approved application.

Softball grants will include black batters helmets with black masks and black hockey style catchers mask. Football grants will include white DNA pro plus helmets with black facemasks.

Law Enforcement for Youth is an all volunteer nonprofit organization serving youth since 2003. Our YESS program in only one of our youth programs. learn more at our website, www.lawenforcementforyouth.org and follow us on Facebook.

For grant application and guidelines email: Info@lawenforcementforyouth.com


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Brick-Throwing Teens Arrested for Assault in Northeast Portland's Eliot Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 04/21/14
On Sunday April 20, 2014, at 1:21 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and Tillamook Street on the report that two males threw a brick at a bicyclist, striking him in the face.

The victim provided descriptions of the suspects for police and waited for medical personnel to respond to the scene.

Several officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim. Officers also located the suspects at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Knott Street and took them into custody. Two additional victims were located by police.

Officers learned that the suspects threw broken pieces of brick at passing bicyclists, striking two of them. One victim, 26-year-old Adrian Richardson of Northeast Portland, was struck in the face, suffering injuries that required transportation to the hospital. Another victim, 52-year-old Jonathan Garris of Northeast Portland, was struck in one of his legs. A third victim, 27-year-old Peter Buri of North Portland, had a brick thrown at him by the suspects but was not hit.

The suspects, 15-year-old Marquise Murphy and 15-year-old Robert Hudgens, were charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Assault in the Third Degree. Both were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH). Their names are being released because the Assault in the Second Degree charge is a Measure 11.

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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Health Share of Oregon holds a community open house Monday, May 12 at Beaverton City Library
Health Share of Oregon - 04/21/14
(Portland, OR) - Health Share of Oregon, the state's largest coordinated care organization, has been serving Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties for over a year.

As part of our efforts to improve health care delivery, Health Share is holding community open houses throughout the Tri-County area over the next several months to learn more from providers and the community about what we are doing well and what we can do better in delivering the Oregon Health Plan.

The next open house is on Monday, May 12 at the Beaverton City Library in Beaverton.

When: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, May 12

Location: Beaverton City Library, Meeting Room A, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton

This event is free and open to the community.

Free dinner will be provided for participants.

Free child care, interpretation (including sign language) and closed captioning services available upon request.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for persons with disabilities. Those needing help or accommodations please contact Rosa Klein at (503) 416-4974 or rosa@healthshareoregon.org at least two days before the meeting.

- About Health Share of Oregon -
Serving over 215,000 members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Health Share of Oregon 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.

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PF&R crews rescue one from an apartment in NE Portland (investigation update)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/21/14
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***Fire investigators report that "smokers material improperly discarded in a garbage can" was the cause of this morning's fire and that there was $11,000 worth of damage to the apartment complex.

**photo update provided by PF&R photographer Dick Harris

At 9:20am Portland Fire & Rescue crews were sent to an apartment fire at 6424 NE Simpson. Crews arrived and found an exterior fire on the apartment complex that was extending to the attic space. Crews were receiving several reports of residents that may be inside and unable to evacuate. One adult male resident was located during search and rescue efforts and was being evaluated by PF&R paramedics for smoke inhalation; transport decision had not been made yet. No other injuries to residents or pets were reported. The fire is out at this time and fire investigators are at the scene to determine a cause and damage assessment.


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UPDATED W/ SUSPECT, VICTIM NAMES: Deputies Respond to Shooting at Kings Row Motel
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/21/14
UPDATE (MONDAY, APRIL 21) -- NAMES RELEASED

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives can now release the names of the involved parties from the Thursday, April 17 shooting at the Kings Row Motel.

The suspect is Aletha Carlese Williams, 47 years old. She was arrested and charged with Assault I.

The victim is identified as William Edward Williams, 46 years old.

Both are residents of Milwaukie.

Aletha Williams is currently in custody at the Clackamas County Jail.

William Williams has non-life-threatening injuries, and is still being treated at a local hospital.

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EARLIER (APRIL 18, 2014)

Just before midnight on Thursday, April 17, 2014 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was called to the Kings Row Motel on a report of a shooting. Kings 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.

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National Prescription Drug Turn-In Event
Beaverton Police Department - 04/21/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with the US Drug Enforcement Administration will be providing the opportunity for you to drop off expired or unused prescription medications.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Beaverton City Hall
4755 SW Griffith Drive
Beaverton Oregon, 97076

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines--flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash--both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Beaverton Police Officers will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door. The service is free and anonymous -- no questions asked.

Items Accepted: Any unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines

Items Not Accepted:
?,? Illegal drugs
?,? Medical waste or trash
?,? Thermometers, syringes, or needles
?,? IV solutions, lotions, or creams
?,? Inhalers
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Portland completes review of emergency notification system problem on April 16th; proposes solution to ensure issue does not happen again
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management - 04/21/14
The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) have concluded problems with the use of Portland's community emergency notification system (CENS) last Wednesday morning (4/16) during an active shooter incident in southwest Portland are the result of issues with both the vendor First Call and how the system was launched by the city.

After the Portland Police Bureau requested the activation of CENS to send a safety message to residents in the area, a BOEC Dispatch Supervisor launched the system at 4:01 a.m. The message successfully texted cell phones and email addresses in the affected area, but sent out an incorrect voice message to landline phones. PBEM and BOEC believe this was because the Dispatch Supervisor was unclear about which setting to use for the custom safety message or if the application had launched any message at all.

Upon recognizing that the system had launched a message erroneously, the Dispatch Supervisor immediately called First Call's technical assistance hotline to ask for assistance sending out the correct message to landline phones. The Dispatch Supervisor made the correct request to the hotline, as demonstrated by an audio tape of the call for technical assistance. First Call then launched the system a second time at 4:41 a.m., repeating the error and sending an incorrect voice message to landline phones in the affected area.

At 5:14 a.m., First Call successfully sent the safety message. At 7:21 a.m., a final "all clear" message was successfully issued by First Call.

To ensure a similar problem does not occur in the future, PBEM and BOEC will review all procedures, settings and training provided to users of the system, and work directly with First Call to modify user settings to streamline the message launch process.

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Bull Run Working Group meeting April 23
Portland Water Bureau - 04/21/14
Reminder: Bull Run Working Group meeting April 23
The public is invited to attend the Portland Water Bureau/ Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run Working Group meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the in the Bull Run conference room on the 5th floor of the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in Portland. An agenda and Annual Report can be viewed on the Water Bureau website.

Management staff from the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest with responsibilities in the Bull Run Watershed, Portland's primary drinking water source, meet semi-annually each year. The purpose of these meetings is to review implementation of the 20 year stewardship agreement signed by both agencies in 2007. An Annual Report is presented at the spring meeting.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Terry Black, Portland Water Bureau, at 503-823-1168.
Beaverton City Library Hosts Discussion on Urban-Rural Tensions
City of Beaverton - 04/21/14
The Beaverton City Library is hosting Toward One Oregon: Bridging Oregon's Urban and Rural Community, a discussion with Ethan Seltzer and Bruce Weber, on Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Meeting Rooms A and B (12375 SW 5th Street). This free event is presented by the Beaverton Library Foundation and sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

"Every state has a legacy of truths--stories residents tell to explain why things are how they are," said Abigail Elder, library director. "When those truths conflict, the result can lead to political, social and cultural tensions."

Seltzer and Weber will also highlight what urban and rural communities in Oregon have in common.

Seltzer is a professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University (PSU). Before joining PSU, he was the land use supervisor for Metro, served as an assistant to Portland City Commissioner Mike Lindberg, was the assistant director for the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood program in Portland, and created a statewide coalition dedicated to improving drinking water quality in Oregon.

Weber is a professor of agricultural and resource economics at Oregon State University and director of OSU's Rural Studies Program. He does applied research and outreach. Weber also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on rural community economics and policy.

Toward One Oregon is part of the 2014 Oregon Reads Program, recognizing Oregon poet William Stafford and his writings of rural landscapes and the American West.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities strives to offer free programs to engage community members in conversations about ideas critical to daily life and the state's future.

For more information about this event, please contact Linda Fallon at 503-526-2676 or lfallon@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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Easter Sunday Assault after Church Service in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/21/14
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On Sunday April 20, 2014, at 2:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Oliver Elementary School, located at 15840 Southeast Taylor Street, where the Life Restoration Church holds church service. Officers were responding to the report that two women had been involved in a fight and one of the women had been cut with a razor blade.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 32-year-old Anjeanette Marie Brown, suffering from a large cut on one of her arms and was missing one of her weaved hair braids.

Officers located the suspect at the school, 30-year-old Naomi Etta Perkins, and placed her under arrest.

Officers learned that Perkins and Brown, known to each other, had a dispute after church over a man known to both of them and that Perkins used a razor blade to cut one of Brown's braids off of her head. As the two struggled, Perkins cut Brown on one of her arms, causing a significant injury.

Brown was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to her non-life-threatening injury.

Perkins was arrested for Assault in the Third Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Detectives believe some witnesses may have left the church without speaking with police. Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at (503) 823-9773 or jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Salvation Army Summer Food Service Program
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(Portland, OR) April 21, 2014 - The Salvation Army Camp Kuratli is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp, children must have an application on file that meets the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the USDA-Child Nutrition Program.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following camps for enrolled children. This institution is an equal opportunity providers and employers.

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Highway 224
Boring, OR 97009

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write immediately to:

USDA
Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410




-REDUCED PRICE MEALS-

*Household size of 1*
Annual: 21,257
Monthly: 1,772
Twice Per Month: 886
Every Two Weeks: 818
Weekly: 409


*Household size of 2*
Annual: 28,694
Monthly: 2,392
Twice Per Month: 1,196
Every Two Weeks: 1,104
Weekly: 552


*Household size of 3*
Annual: 36,131
Monthly: 3,011
Twice Per Month: 1,506
Every Two Weeks: 1,390
Weekly: 695


*Household size of 4*
Annual: 43,568
Monthly: 3,631
Twice Per Month: 1,816
Every Two Weeks: 1,676
Weekly: 838


*Household size of 5*
Annual: 51,005
Monthly: 4,251
Twice Per Month: 2,126
Every Two Weeks: 1,962
Weekly: 981


*Household size of 6*
Annual: 58,442
Monthly: 4,871
Twice Per Month: 2,436
Every Two Weeks: 2,248
Weekly: 1,124


*Household size of 7*
Annual: 65,879
Monthly: 5,490
Twice Per Month: 2,745
Every Two Weeks: 2,534
Weekly: 1,267


*Household size of 8*
Annual: 73,316
Monthly: 6,110
Twice Per Month: 3,055
Every Two Weeks: 2,820
Weekly: 1,410


*For each additional family member add*
Annual: 7,437
Monthly: 620
Twice Per Month: 310
Every Two Weeks: 287
Weekly: 144


Summer camps at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen start June 20th, 2014 and will run through July 28th, 2014. For more information on summer camp at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen, please visit the camp website at www.campkuratli.org or call 503-637-5701.

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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
Update #3: Deceased Ontario Bank Robbery Suspect Identified; Public Asked to Help Locate Next of Kin (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/21/14
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A joint investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP), Ontario Police Department (OPD) and FBI is continuing into the April 10, 2014 Bank of the West branch in Ontario. The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, witnessed by an Ontario police officer, after stopping on the side of an area road south of Ontario. The deceased suspect's name is released in this update. Investigators have exhausted all available means to try and find relatives and is asking the public for information to help find next of kin.

The deceased suspect is identified as JOSEPH THOMAS JOHNSTON, age 71. JOHNSTON's last known residence was in Mohave Valley, Arizona, where he reportedly lived alone in a mobile home park. He left his residence March 1, 2014, in his 1987 Dodge pickup enroute to an unknown location in the Pacific Northwest to see a friend named "Paul" who was reported ill and being cared for by the friend's daughter.

Investigators learned JOHNSTON was diabetic and his pickup contained ten oxygen tanks used to help him with personal medical problems. He is described as a white male, 5'10", 200 lbs, with grey hair. He had no tattoos. Three photographs of JOHNSTON dated 2012, 2010, & 2007 are provided with this release to help locate next of kin.

JOHNSTON is reported to have ties in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida. Investigators don't know if he has any siblings and unconfirmed information indicates his parents are deceased and he may have been married in the past.

OSP, OPD and FBI are being assisted by Ada County, Idaho Coroner's Office. Anyone with information to help locate next of kin is asked to call OSP Detective Javier Marquez at (541) 889-6469 ext. 752 or email Javier.marquez@state.or.us.

Most recent information release regarding the April 10th incident is available on our website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/04_14_2014_update_ontario_bankrobbery_death.aspx

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Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Huntington in Eastern Oregon (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/21/14
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A Baker City man received minor injuries Monday morning after reportedly falling asleep while driving and crashing into a metal highway sign post along Interstate 84 about ten miles west of Huntington in eastern Oregon. The man was extricted and taken to a Baker City hospital for treatment of injuries.

According to Sergeant Ty Duby, on April 21, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1993 Geo four-door driven by HECTOR TORRES, age 25, from Baker City, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 333 when the car traveled off the freeway and rolled before coming to rest against a metal highway sign post. TORRES was extricated by personnel from Huntington Fire Department and Baker City Fire/Ambulance. He was using safety restraints and was transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City.

OSP troopers from the Baker City work site responded to investigate. TORRES was cited by OSP for Fail to Drive Within Lane.

ODOT assisted at the scene.

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DUII Crash on Saturday Sends Six People to the Hospital - Driver Arrested (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/21/14
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On Saturday April 19, 2014, at 10:45 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a two vehicle crash at Southeast 139th Avenue and Stark Street.

Officers arrived and learned that a gray 2000 Dodge Caravan, driven by 31-year-old Eusiquio Colores-Galindo of Southeast Portland, was traveling eastbound on Stark Street approaching 139th Avenue, with the green light. As the vehicle traveled through the intersection, a westbound black 2005 Ford F250 pickup, driven by 46-year-old Alfred Louis Randall of Southeast Portland, started to turn left (southbound) onto 139th Avenue and collided with the Dodge Caravan.

Colores-Galindo, his wife and family, including three children (1, 3 & 5 years old), were all transported to Portland hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers determined that the driver of the Ford pickup was intoxicated and arrested him for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). A passenger in his vehicle did not require medical attentions.

Randall was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Third Degree, DUII and Reckless Driving.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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Hathaway student visits nation's capital to advocate for diabetes research and education (Photo)
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 04/21/14
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While many families enjoyed a well-deserved break this spring, Hathaway Elementary student Paige Maas took part in something she'll likely never forget. She was selected by the American Diabetes Association to represent Washington state at the 2014 Capital Hill Advocacy Day March 24 and 25. As part of Diabetes Awareness Day, Paige traveled across the country with her father to meet with congressional leaders including Jaime Herrera Buetler to tell her story and advocate for funding that can be used for research and educational programs.

Diagnosed at age 7, Paige is a Type 1 diabetic who has learned to monitor her own blood sugar levels so that she can be fully independent at school. Paige uses school lunch menus to plan her meals and she tests her own blood before every meal.

This wasn't Paige's first experience representing the diabetic community. Last year, she represented District 18 at Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. She is also very involved in the Tour de Cure, an endurance cycling event for the American Diabetes Association. Last year, Paige met Governor Inslee and invited him to join her team in the event.

Paige's father, Brad Maas, commends Washougal School District for its compliance with the ADA's Safe at School Program. "This is not mandatory in Washington state, but WSD voluntarily participates in this extremely important program," said Maas. Through the program, ADA representatives train school staff to respond in the event of severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) if a registered nurse is not available. Parents grant permission for non-nurse school employees to administer a glucagon shot while relieving the employee of liability. "As parents, we are very thankful that WSD is fully compliant with the program," said Maas.

Studies show that 1 in 400 people has type 1 diabetes, for which there currently is not a cure. Paige's fundraising, through the Tour de Cure, helps fund programs searching for a cure. Researchers are hopeful that a cure may be found within the next five years.

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38th Annual Spring Dance Concert to be held May 8 to 10 (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 04/21/14
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Monmouth, Ore. - The highly anticipated annual Western Oregon University Spring Dance Concert will be held Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10 in Rice Auditorium. Directed by Deborah Jones, dance professor, the concert includes choreography by dance faculty, students and guest artist Brian Enos. General admission is $12, $10 for seniors and $7 for students. For tickets and more information, please contact the Box Office 503-838-8462.

"The student pieces in the concert represent the culmination and application of skills gained over a year long series of composition courses that the students have taken. All of the dances reflect hours of commitment from both choreographers and dancers to bring inspiration into the visible form of expressive movement, which is the artistry of dance."

Guest artist, choreographer Brian Enos, created a new work "Aerie" on eight WOU dancers who auditioned for the opportunity to work with this talented choreographer. Melding ballet technique with modern movement creativity, Enos created an abstract modern dance that includes broad strokes of kinesthetically pleasing phrases with the nuance of detailed movement. WOU dancers were invited to perform "Aerie" in Eugene, Ore. at the Lane Community College faculty dance concert and also performed the piece in Missoula, Mont. at the American College Dance Festival. They will be performing "Aerie" once again in the WOU Spring Dance Concert.

Enos, from San Francisco, Calif., has been choreographing since age 14. When he was just 18-years-old and still a student in the Houston Ballet Academy, Enos was invited by artistic director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. to create his first work for The Houston Ballet. He has since gone on to create works for companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, and Ballet Austin II, among others. He is currently serving as resident choreographer and assistant artistic director for Mystic Ballet in Connecticut. Enos was named "Best Up And Coming Choreographer" by the Houston Press and was also a winner of the annual Hubbard Street 2 International Choreographic Competition. As a dancer, he spent several years performing with The Houston Ballet before embarking on an eight-year career as a dancer and choreographer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Enos wants to inspire dancers and entertain audiences through his choreography.

Deborah Jones, professor of dance, used movement as metaphor in "Rendezvous with Love," which is about a coming together, from separation and isolation, to connection and shared, joyful experience. Sharon Oberst, professor of dance, created "Jazz'd," which is an upbeat and fun piece in the jazz style. "Bad" is by Darryl Thomas, professor of dance, and is modern dance athleticism and the Tai Chi sword meeting Michael Jackson. The Spring Dance Concert also features "Higgs Boson (The God Particle)," an interactive real-time video projection, custom designed animation and the dancing body illuminate the mysteries of "The God Particle."

Six students created performances for the Spring Dance Concert. Amelia Douglas (Salem, Ore.), who created "Working Title," which is a dance about finding joy in the monotony that sometimes plagues us in everyday life. "Pulse," by Cy Higashi (Kaneohe, Hawaii), is the exploration of movement through the music; exploring powerful and connecting movements that have natural flow within them. Jenni Bowker (Medford, Ore.), choreographed "Harmonic Fusion," which was inspired by music and is about the fusion of two different movement styles: sharp angles and flow. Angel Stromberg (Tillamook, Ore.), created "Ding!" - a piece that follows a dancer as he plays out the same day three times, each resulting in different outcomes. "Forms in Motion," by Emily Aalbers (Gresham, Ore.), is an abstract exploration of movement and the human body reflecting the embodiment of music. Lastly, Rachel Britt (Keizer, Ore.), choreographed "Set in Stone," where inanimate becomes animate and an artist begins to realize that the sculpture she is sketching is slowly coming to life.


Attached Media Files: Spring Dance Concert poster , Brian Enos, guest artist for the 2014 Spring Dance Concert.
Stomp All Over Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS Oregon Sunday, April 27th in Vancouver (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 04/21/14
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More than 750 people are expected to rally together for Walk MS Oregon on Sunday, April 27th, 9am at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. 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 $820 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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BPA, Oregon BEST launch new program to prep Northwest college students for careers in energy (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 04/21/14
Students share their learnings from a study as part of a new academic program that explores solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid.
Students share their learnings from a study as part of a new academic program that explores solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid.
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Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration has partnered with Oregon BEST in a new academic prize program that engages teams of the region's most promising university students in collaborative, real-world, applied study projects that support the development of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid.

The program, known as the Northwest Energy Experience or NW Energy XP, pairs select teams of university students and faculty advisers with BPA subject matter experts in addressing technical electric power industry challenges. Oregon BEST kicked off the "NW Energy XP" activities at a luncheon April 11 in Portland, Ore.

BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer says the goal of the prize program is to build regional expertise in the electric power industry and attract more top talent to careers in energy.

"We're creating a Northwest energy innovation lab that equips students with the skills and mindset essential to contributing to our energy future," Mainzer says.

The program provides teams of faculty and students an opportunity to explore topics of interest to the utility industry, especially those that might lead to the integration of new, clean technologies. At the April 11 kickoff event, the prizewinners from the initial participating schools - Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University and Washington State University, Vancouver - formed three inter-university teams and picked a study topic to work on.

A team of students from Oregon Tech and WSU, Vancouver will study distributed generation modeling. A second team comprised of students from OSU and PSU will work on the optimization of hybrid electrical systems with consideration to climate modeling. And a third team from OSU and PSU will study synchrophasor data. (Synchrophasors or phasor measurement units are shoe-box-sized devices that transmit precise current, frequency and voltage readings, giving operators a wide-area view of the power system.)

At the kickoff event, a pilot group of students gave presentations on projects conducted in the 2013-14 academic year. Those teams, composed of power engineering and computer science students, produced remarkable results that may have immediate application to BPA.

Oregon BEST is the portal for the academic prize program, which includes workshops for defining the study topics, supporting student research activities and planning an annual conference where scholars, faculty advisers and subject matter experts present their research from the preceding year and select topics for the next year's cohort. Each participating university's foundation has been given $50,000 to award to its institution's winning students in the form of tuition credits as well as a project stipend. The program is sponsored by BPA's Technology Innovation Office.

"We're pleased to be partnering with BPA on the NW Energy XP to support student-faculty research projects that are helping to generate clean energy solutions needed in the rapidly evolving power industry," said David Kenney, president and executive director of Oregon BEST. "And at the same time, we're helping industry attract standout student innovators to their workforce."

Another unique aspect of the program is that it requires each team to include members from at least two universities. "Building strong relationships between universities and between disciplines is an important part of developing professional networks for our future industry leaders," says Johanna Brickman, Oregon BEST's director of collaborative innovation.

BPA and Oregon BEST are looking for other Northwest universities and industry partners to join in sponsoring this prize. Interested parties should contact Johanna Brickman. The next round of awards is intended to be made in October.

"This is a unique opportunity for others in the industry to get involved in shaping our future workforce," Mainzer adds. "And it's a valuable step toward developing a center of excellence for energy and environment in the Northwest."

The "XP" in "NW Energy XP" draws on the gaming acronym for experience points. Visit the NW Energy Experience (http://oregonbest.org/what-we-offer/access-to-research-tech-expertise/convening/nw-energy-experience/) to learn more.


Attached Media Files: Students share their learnings from a study as part of a new academic program that explores solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid. , New NW Energy XP program connects college students with BPA subject matter experts in projects that explore energy solutions.
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington grant supports PeaceHealth ADAPT program (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 04/21/14
Participants in the adapt program focus on the 10 pillars of recovery: hope, self-direction, individualized and person-centered care, empowerment, holistic approaches, non-linear process, strengths-based, peer support, respect and responsibility.
Participants in the adapt program focus on the 10 pillars of recovery: hope, self-direction, individualized and person-centered care, empowerment, holistic approaches, non-linear process, strengths-based, peer support, respect and responsibility.
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington will present the fifth of its six $30,000 anniversary grants to the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation. The grant will be presented on Wednesday, April 23 during an event at the PeaceHealth Memorial Campus (3400 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98663), which will run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. These funds will provide scholarships for the medical center's ADAPT (Awareness Directed Activities for Personal Transformation) program, which treats individuals who are in need of mental health services. Staff and board members from both organizations will attend the presentation, which will be followed by a tour of the facility. To protect patient privacy, this event is by invitation only.

ADAPT is an outpatient mental health resource that utilizes person-centered care to treat mental health disorders. Through teams of peers and professionals, the program develops patients' psychological coping skills to address issues related to mental illness, such as depression and anxiety (and addictions in some individuals).

ADAPT accepts commercially-insured patients, and the cost for treatment averages $2,204. However, approximately 30 percent of patients who need servces are uninsured, many of whom are the working-poor in low-wage jobs. This is why the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington chose to support the ADAPT scholarship program. Through these scholarships, uninsured individuals who are most in need can attend ADAPT based on the following criteria:

* Resident of Clark County
* Lack of private or public health insurance
* Meet clinical criteria for the ADAPT program

Once accepted, these individuals are coached to evaluate their own choices and whether or not they are taking them closer to or further from their recovery goals. By making effective choices, patients direct every aspect of their care and find support, recovery education and skills, symptom relief and hope for their future. Addressing the need for mental health services falls in line with the Community Foundation's ongoing focus to interrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty in southwest Washington by helping families maintain healthy living situations.

All six of the Foundation's $30,000 anniversary grants are addressing the growing issue of intergenerational poverty by supporting a range of nonprofit projects and programs. They also commemorate the organization's 30th year of service to donors and nonprofits in southwest Washington. Anne Digenis, Senior Philanthropic Advisor for the Community Foundation, said that these grants are part of a larger effort to create awareness about poverty and its contributing factors, and they are also providing much-needed resources to families within our commnity.

For further information about the ADAPT program, please call ADAPT at 360.696.5300.


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.

About PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
The region's health care leader and steward for 158 years, PeaceHealth Southwest is a community-owned, not-for-profit medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. These medical specialty services and programs, include cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care.


Attached Media Files: Participants in the adapt program focus on the 10 pillars of recovery: hope, self-direction, individualized and person-centered care, empowerment, holistic approaches, non-linear process, strengths-based, peer support, respect and responsibility.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Budget Committee Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 04/21/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene a Budget Committee Meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in the District Office Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 p.m. The agenda is posted at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.
Vancouver PAL Hosts Charity Basketball Game (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/21/14
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On April 25, 2014, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) will be hosting the first annual Hoopin' With Heroes charity basketball game featuring players from the Vancouver Police Department taking on players from Vancouver Fire on the court.

Admission is canned food to benefit Open House Ministries. This charity game is open to the public and promises to be a lot of fun for everyone!

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: Tipoff, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Vancouver High School (5700 E 18th Street)

For more information on the Vancouver Police Activities League visit www.vancouverpal.org.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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04/20/14
Linn Deputies Recover Body From Willamette River (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/20/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his office received a call at approximately 3:00 p.m. today, of a body floating in the Willamette River near Bryant Park, Albany. A family, while on a hike along the river, spotted the body just west of the park.

Deputies responded to the area and located the body of a white male adult partially submerged in the river approximately ten feet from the shoreline. The body was in moderate decomposition indicating it has been in the river for some time.

At the time of this release, deputies have not made positive identification nor has the cause of death been determined.

Deputies are collecting information from missing person reports to help identify the body. The body is described as being approximately 6'02" to 6'04" tall with short, graying hair and beard.

Deputies were assisted by the Benton County Marine Patrol, Albany Fire Department, and Albany Police Department. Fisher Funeral Home removed the body.

Anyone who may have information as to the possible identity of the body is asked to contact Linn County Detective Mike Harmon at 541.967.3950.

As more information becomes available, additional releases will follow.


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UPDATE #3 - East Precinct officers respond to shooting in the 4200 blk of S.E. 122 ave.
Portland Police Bureau - 04/20/14
###UPDATE###
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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###UPDATE###
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.

###PPB###

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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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

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
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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.


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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
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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
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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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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.
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.


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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 Beaverton’s future through a new, interactive website.
The city is encouraging residents to share their ideas about Beaverton’s 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 Beaverton’s 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
cmischel@westlinnoregon.gov



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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.

If you see an illegal gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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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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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.
04/17/14
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)
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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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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 protégés 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 protégé 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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Front row, Immi Hinchliff, Samantha Mederos, Elise Moore, and Rosalind Hinchliff


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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)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 04/17/14
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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
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.
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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)
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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 protégés 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 protégé 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

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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)
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 04/15/14
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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 Market Road overpass near 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
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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 Pathé 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)
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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 'Cuéntame 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.


Attached Media Files: Crash
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
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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:
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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/

[END UPDATE]


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
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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.

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