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04/16/14
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
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A TVF&R fire investigator has ruled the cause of this fire as undetermined. The fire originated in the attic above the suspended ceiling. Damage is estimated at $100,000. The portable classroom was being used to store drama props, desks, chairs, file cabinets, and other miscellaneous items.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


About Clark County PubTalk(TM)

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

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


About CREDC

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

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


About SWWDC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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City of Vancouver welcomes Banfield Pet Hospital's corporate headquarters relocation
City of Vancouver - 04/15/14
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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)
Oregon Youth Authority - 04/15/14
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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


Attached Media Files: The Oregon Youth Authority??1/2s Kila Jager (center) accepts a certificate recognizing the agency??1/2s support for the 2014 Governor??1/2s State Employee Food Drive. Joining her are Marion-Polk Food Share President Rick Gaupo (left) and Shawn DeCarlo, co
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/


Attached Media Files: Student Commons Building in background and Library to the right , Left to right, PCC Board Chair Denise Frisbee; Southeast/Extended Learning Campus President Jessica Howard; Chief of Staff to the Executive Director of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission Cheryl Myers; PCC President Jeremy Brown; and Portland Com
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)
Oregon State Police - 04/15/14
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Update: On April 14, 2014, Oregon State Police (OSP) received phone calls that led to identifying two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, as suspects in the April 13, 2014, throwing of a cinder block off an Interstate 5 / Creswell-area overpass that struck a vehicle's windshield and injured a woman inside the car.

The lead OSP investigating trooper contacted both suspects and parents at their Creswell residences. They are cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made. The suspects' names and other information are not being released at this time because of the ongoing investigation. Upon conclusion of the investigation, OSP will meet with the Lane County District Attorney's Office when potential charges will be decided.

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On April 13, 2014 at approximately 4:28 a.m., a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by MICHAEL BECKER, age 28, from Roy, Washington, was northbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane traveling under the E. Oregon Avenue overpass in Creswell when a cinder block fell from the overpass and came through the windshield. The block struck passenger TIFFANY BECKER, age 30, in her face causing non-life threatening injury.

TIFFANY BECKER was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment. She was treated and released. The driver was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

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Oregon National Guard dedicates new Fort Dalles Readiness Center (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/15/14
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THE DALLES, Ore. -- The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to hold a dedication ceremony for the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles, Ore., on April 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Media and the public are invited to attend. The address for the readiness center is 402 E Scenic Dr., The Dalles, Ore.

Among the official party scheduled to attend the ceremony are U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR); U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Oregon Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day, OR-District 30); Oregon Representative John Huffman (R-The Dalles, OR-District 59); The Dalles Mayor Stephen Lawrence; Dr. Frank Toda, President of Columbia Gorge Community College; Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon; and Brig. Gen. Steven Beach, commander of 82nd Brigade Troop Command.

The new readiness center replaces the Webber Street armory, built in 1951, as the home of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry, Oregon Army National Guard. Approximately 150 Soldiers will gather at the facility each month to train. The space is also shared with Columbia Gorge Community College.

The bottom floor of the building will be used by students and faculty of community college, including two labs, two classrooms, a computer work area, and a break area with a small kitchen.

The second floor of the building contains office space, a commercial-grade kitchen and a 10,000 square-foot assembly hall for the Oregon Guard unit. The third floor houses a fitness center, locker rooms and other spaces to accommodate training needs of the Soldiers.

The facility also includes a shared industrial shop, providing 12 student welding labs and a maintenance bay for Oregon National Guard vehicles.

The readiness center will serve the community with flexible rental space and it meets all building codes for Americans with Disabilities Act and seismic requirements, as well as State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) requirements.


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Overnight fire destroys storage building, deck and kayaks, $40,000 in damage (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 04/15/14
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Lake Oswego - An alert citizen notice flames from across Westlake bay in Lake Oswego and reported it to 9-1-1 at 1:05 AM. Dispatchers took very little time to pin point the address and directed firefighters to 602 Cabana Lane. When firefighters arrived, they found a storage building on top of a deck that is built over Lakewood bay fully involved in flames. The fire had spread to the deck area making it challenging with the concerns for falling through the deck. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

The property is the Lakewood Bay Community Club which is an easement among the residents in that neighborhood. Residents have access to the Bay from the easement and about 20 kayaks and paddle boards are stored there and at least 12 of those were destroyed by the fire. They have been working hard to prepare the facilities for summer hours including staining of the deck just yesterday. At this time the fire cause is undetermined but investigators cannot rule out the possibility of oily staining equipment left on the deck.

The fire caused an estimated $25,000 structural and $15,000 content damage including the privately owned kayaks.


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In Honor of Older American's Month, Vancouver Parks & Recreation's "50 and Better" Program Announces its 25th annual Senior Prom
City of Vancouver - 04/15/14
In honor of Older Americans Month (May) we invite you to join us for a lively evening of dining and dancing. Adults 50 and Better will celebrate " A Night to Sparkle Silver Jubilee" featuring live music with Charles Suniga, dinner served by celebrity waiters, Mayor's dance, door prizes and more. Register early by phone for activity #97757at 487-7100 or sign up at the Marshall or Luepke Community Centers. Location: Luepke Community Room , Cost: $13 resident $15 non-resident . For details contact Kelly Lund at 487-7055.

What: 25th Annual Senior Citizen Prom " A Night to Sparkle Silver Jubilee"

Date: Friday, May 16, 2014, 6-9:30pm

Cost: $13 resident $15 non-resident includes dinner.

Live Music Featuring: Charles Sungia and Friends

Co-sponsored by: Courtyard Village Vancouver, The Messenger and KISN Real Oldies Radio.

Registration: Marshall/Luepke Community Centers, 1009 East McLoughlin Blvd. Vancouver, WA or call 487-7100 to register by phone.
Marine Board Meeting in Salem April 22-23
Oregon Marine Board - 04/15/14
The Oregon State Marine Board will be meeting at the agency's office, 435 Commercial Street NE, in Salem on April 22 from 12: 30 pm to 6 pm and April 23 from 9 am to 1 pm.

The April 22nd meeting will be a work session to review and approve boating facility grants and to have a preliminary discussion on the agency's proposed 2015-2017 budget. The April 23rd general meeting will include the following agenda items:

* Rule Consideration on Division 026 -Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Program. The proposed rule action will adopt processes for reimbursement from the Salvaged Vessel Subaccount and establish a vessel turn-in grant program.
* Rule Consideration for Statewide Rules -The proposed rule action will amend local rules with reference to slow-no wake.
* Rule Consideration on Uniform Waterway Marking System and Private Buoy Placement Applications -Chapter 250, Division 010. The proposed rule action will revise buoy standards of symbol marker language and initiate new rules for the public to submit application requests for placement of private buoys in waters of the state.
* Rule Consideration on Boat Operations on the Willamette River in Clackamas County OAR 250-020-0032. The Board will consider whether to open the rule, from a citizen petition, to move the boating deadline at Willamette Falls near Oregon City.

The meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons needing some form of assistance to participate should contact June LeTarte at 503-378-2617 by Monday, April 21. The Board will accept Public Comment during the designated period at the start of the meeting.

The meeting agenda and staff report can be downloaded at http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/members.aspx.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon March 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/15/14
Oregon Job Growth Hits Fastest Pace in Eight Years

Industry Payroll Employment (Establishment Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted monthly job gain of 7,500 in March was the largest since November 2005 when 9,300 jobs were added.

The rapid job growth in recent months may be pulling people back into the labor market. Nearly five years into this economic recovery, rapid gains in construction employment and an end to overall government job declines have lent support to more broad-based economic expansion.

The jobs report indicated economic growth accelerated in March, with many of the major industries adding at least 1,000 jobs.

Construction shot up by 1,800, following a gain of 1,300 in February. Leisure and hospitality bounced back from a one-month dip, adding 2,100 in March. In addition, five industries added close to 1,000 jobs: retail trade (+1,200 jobs), financial activities (+900), professional and business services (+1,200), private educational services (+800), and health care and social assistance (+1,400). The only industry showing a large loss in March was wholesale trade, which shed 1,000 jobs.

Over the past 12 months, Oregon's economic expansion was rapid and broad-based. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment grew by 46,300 jobs, or 2.8 percent since March 2013 as each major industry added jobs. The private sector added 43,700 jobs, or 3.2 percent, while government added 2,600 jobs, or 0.9 percent. Within the private sector, construction grew at the fastest pace, having added 7,800 jobs or 10.8 percent since March 2013.

In March, seasonally adjusted construction employment broke through 80,000 for the first time since January 2009. After plummeting to near 67,000 in 2010, the industry has once again returned to near 80,000, which was close to its level during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

In March, most of construction's job gains were in building equipment contractors, which added 1,400 and was up 2,600 in the past 12 months. The industry is primarily comprised of contractors specializing in electrical; plumbing; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

These preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses and are subject to later revision.

Unemployment
(Household Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in March, essentially unchanged from 6.8 percent, as revised, in February and significantly below the year-ago figure of 8.0 percent in March 2013.

Oregon's labor force increased for the fifth consecutive month in March, following nearly two years of monthly declines. Continued job growth, coupled with a high number of entrants to the labor force, has been driving recent labor force growth.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the March county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, April 21st and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for April on Tuesday, May 13th.

The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this official Oregon series data unless noted otherwise. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

If you need this release in the Spanish language, please contact Eric Villegas at 503-947-1794.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities


Attached Media Files: Oregon March 2014 Unemployment Rate Press Release
UPDATE 04-15-14 2nd injury motorcycle collision in Clark County
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/15/14
Lars Landsem was east bound on NE Gabriel RD riding a 2004 Honda CBR600. He attempted to pass a vehicle, on a curve, over a double yellow line. Christopher Winchell was westbound on Gabriel rd, operating a 2005 Chevrolet Express can and collided with the motorcycle. Lars was ejected from the motorcycle on Impact.

At last information Lars was in stable condition and undergoing surgery.

Lars Landsem 23 years old Yacolt resident
Christopher Winchell 38 year old Hockinson resident.
The investigation is continuing.



April 14th at about 5:30 Clark County 911 received a report of an injury collision in the 17800 Block of NE Gabriel road. This is the northern area of Clark County. A motorcyclist collided with a van on a curvy portion of the roadway.
The motorcyclist was seriously injured and Life Light was called to transport the subject by air. The extent of his injuries are not known at this point. Portions of Gabriel road will be closed during the investigation and only local traffic is being allowed.

The press release will be updated and more information becomes available.
Be A Trooper: OSP Accepting Online Applications April 15 - June 15 to Hire Recruit Troopers in Early 2015 (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/15/14
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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.


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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
Uhacz surprised students by explaining they would work together for six weeks in their newly-formed groups
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Monday, April 14, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Sophomores at Ridgefield High School explored their perceptions of the image of mankind and morality through innovative class projects during Jill Uhacz's language arts classes. Throughout the multi-week unit, students studied philosophy about the different images of man, read the Lord of the Flies, watched the movie Castaway, and participated in an in-class bomb shelter activity used to create student teams for the next six weeks.

Uhacz developed the unit using project suggestions from a teacher she worked with at a different school. "She shared so many great ideas with me," said Uhacz. "She created wonderful activities that I used as a starting point, and then jumped off from there."

The Images of Man

Uhacz taught the students five different philosophies describing the nature of humanity and assigned a writing project using the material. Students selected one or more of the following philosophies which they felt described the nature of mankind:

- "Man is a wolf to his fellow man" suggests that humans are antisocial, aggressive and immoral creatures whose behavior is stimulated by dangerous instincts.
- "Tabula Rasa or 'blank slate'" portrays humanity as amoral or ethically neutral and suggests that humans learn morality throughout their life.
- "Man is a mixture of good and evil" presents the concept of human nature as a union of opposites with good and evil competing to capture the human heart.
- "Man is naturally good and can improve himself" provides a more optimistic view that human beings everywhere are basically good and continuously improvable.
- "Man will transcend himself" considers every individual as a fountain of unlimited possibilities with the freedom to grow beyond any individual before.

As part of a writing assignment, students selected a philosophy (or philosophies) which they felt best represented their own perception of the image of man. "The kids are so great with this challenging new material," said Uhacz. "Each class participated in very intense conversations about each of the different concepts and what it meant to the students."

Even though each student explores their own perception of the image of man individually, the classes started to develop a common generalization. "The classes this year generally seemed to believe that man is a blank slate with no instinctual moral compass," said Uhacz. "That being said, a few students suggested that we all do have a conscience which led to spirited debate."

Dropping the Bomb

What would you do if you had to choose who would survive after a nuclear bomb detonated in your city? Uhacz's students explored that very concept in an activity Uhacz used to create randomly-assigned student teams.
At the beginning of class, students were separated into two large groups of 12 students each and told to pretend that they were at a dinner party when the Civil Defense warning system announces that enemy planes are entering Washington State and proceed to drop nuclear bombs on the area.

Continuing the story, the host happens to maintain a well-equipped bomb shelter in the basement where all 12 of the dinner party guests have survived the blasts. A radio message announces that the radiation will last an entire month. Unfortunately, there's only enough food and supplies in the bomb shelter to support six people for that amount of time so each group must decide which six characters will survive.

Each student received an envelope with their character including detailed background information. The 12 characters included a psychology professor, a nutritionist, a student performing radiation research, an individual with a photographic memory, a pregnant mother, her medical student husband, an electrician, the electrician's son, a minister, a football player, a happy go-lucky romantic, and the bomb shelter's owner.

As a group, the students chose five people to be saved in addition to the shelter owner (a project requirement) with the remaining six characters sent out of the shelter. Students rationalized who should stay based on a variety of factors and opinions. One group voted as a democracy and kept certain roles based on how they would help the group in the coming month. The second group debated the different roles with some students suggesting kicking out the shelter owner despite the project's rules.

Uhacz asked both groups if they considered diversity in making their decisions. Both groups explained that skin factor and gender played no role in the decision; that the selections were made based on the most common good provided to the group as a whole.

Working as a Team

Once the bomb shelter activity was finished, Uhacz explained to the class that their new groups - those who stayed in the shelter and those who were kicked out - were now their assigned student groups for the next six weeks. Students were surprised how the Bomb Shelter Activity so effectively and randomly selected which students would be in each group.

Over the next six weeks, team-based projects will require contributions from each team member with each team developing expectations and consequences should a teammate fail to contribute. During the class, groups committed themselves to help each member improve their grades by studying together while also implementing rules for what would happen if student members failed to do their work.

Uhacz reminded students to always keep their own perception of the Image of Man in mind throughout the coming six weeks as upcoming projects will continue to challenge their perceptions. For Uhacz, challenging students to truly think about their own perceptions is key to her class. "One student told me 'this class makes my brain hurt!' which, to me, means I'm doing a good job!" said Uhacz.

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Registration deadline nears for Oregon Heritage Conference
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/14/14
The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place April 23-25 in historic downtown Albany with the theme of "Celebrate, Recreate, Invigorate." The registration deadline is Friday, April 18.

The abundance of opportunities for linking Oregon heritage and recreation will be the hub of workshops, speakers, bus and walking tours, and panels. Whether you want to revitalize an organization, engage with tourists, document and preserve historic buildings and collections, advocate for support, or create new appreciation for Oregon heritage in its many forms, you will want to attend.

Grant McOmie, the award-winning television journalist whose stories about travels on Oregon's backroads blend outdoor recreation and cultural heritage, will be the keynote speaker. Special tours, cutting-edge research expositions, and meeting colleagues from across the state are important bonuses. The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards will take place on the evening of April 24.

The Oregon Heritage Conference will take place at several downtown locations including the Albany Regional Museum, the Pix Theatre, the Flinn Block, United Presbyterian Church, Whitespires Church, and several restaurants. The Albany Downtown Association, the Albany Visitors Association and the City of Albany are also assisting with the conference.

The conference schedule and registration form is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx


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Easter Festivities at Lancaster Mall (Photo)
Lancaster Mall - 04/14/14
Easter Bunny at Lancaster Mall
Easter Bunny at Lancaster Mall
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The Easter Bunny has arrived at Lancaster Mall. She can be found in the springtime garden near Sears, through April 19, 12pm-7pm daily. Visits with the Lancaster Mall Easter Bunny are always free and professional photo packages are available. All children will receive a small gift while supplies last.

On Saturday, April 19, 11am-3pm, Connection Life Church presents Easter at the Mall. Families will enjoy fun games throughout the mall, a variety of local entertainment on the main stage, and Super Egg Hunts in balloons are scheduled by age group (10 and under) throughout the day. Admission to the hunts is first come first served, free tickets will be available at the display near Starbucks. Participate in the passport game by visiting the various game areas and participating retailers for stamps and be entered to win prizes including a brand new boy's or girl's bicycle. Connection Life Church began serving the Salem/Keizer community in the summer of 2009. Since then, their Easter outreach has grown significantly every year drawing thousands in attendance.

In addition to the Easter festivities the Willamette Humane Society will be on site April 19, in the Conference Room offering pet adoptions and information about volunteer opportunities, pet trainings and other programs & services.

As previously announced Garten Services is hosting a Free Community Shred & Electronics Take-Back Day, April 19, 11am-3pm. The public is invited to bring up to two boxes of personal papers for confidential shredding and to drop off small household electronics for recycling at no cost.

Lancaster Mall will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 so employees can spend the holiday with family and friends (some major store and restaurant hours may vary). For more information on visiting the Easter Bunny, the Easter at the Mall event or upcoming events visit www.LancasterMall.com.


Attached Media Files: Easter Bunny at Lancaster Mall , Easter Egg Hunt in Balloons
Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 213 south of Oregon City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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A Molalla man was injured Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was injured in a collision with a sport utility vehicle on Highway 213 at the intersection with S. Spangler Road eight miles south of Oregon City. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to a citation being issued to the sport utility vehicle's driver.

On April 13, 2014 at approximately 5:35 p.m., a 1984 Yamaha motorcycle operated by GREGG A. DIX, age 59, from Molalla, was traveling southbound on Highway 213 approaching S. Spangler Road. A 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle driven by BERNARD WRIGHT, age 93, from Beavercreek, was eastbound on S. Spangler Road and pulled across Highway 213 in the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle crashed into the left side of the sport utility vehicle, ejecting DIX from the motorcycle.

DIX was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of moderate, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protecting helmet.

WRIGHT was checked at the scene by paramedics and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device - Stop Sign.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Fire Department, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Matthew Schmidt is the lead investigator.

OSP urges motorists and motorcyclists alike to share the road in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries. As the weather gets warmer, we all need to be aware that more motorcycles and other vulnerable users (bicycles and pedestrians) will be on or near our roads. Share the responsibility of keeping the roadways safe. Obey and follow traffic control devices, obey speed limits, avoid distractions and stay focused on the road.

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City hires new planning manager (Photo)
City of West Linn - 04/14/14
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John Boyd joins West Linn from Tillamook County

The city of West Linn welcomed John Boyd as its new planning manager April 14.
This new position will serve under the general direction of Community Development Director Chris Kerr and is responsible for the management of the planning department and direct supervision of staff.
Boyd will manage, coordinate and direct the city's major planning efforts, including current and long-range planning projects; supervise professional and technical departmental staff, integrate and administer the department's operations and improve service delivery; and perform related work as assigned.
Boyd said he was drawn to the West Linn position because of family and rich cultural opportunities in the Portland metro area.
Kerr said the new position was created to bring all aspects of community development under one umbrella rather than have different departments handling various aspects of issues. One example is the Arch Bridge project, which spans multiple departments, from planning to land use to economic development. Kerr said the restructuring will help city staff become more efficient and effective in dealing with the city council's economic development goals.
Boyd most recently was the community development director of Tillamook County. In that role, his work included managing planning, building inspection and on-site sanitation departments, as well as supervising a staff of 12 people and maintaining a budget of more than $1 million. As a director, he collaborated with Tillamook's board of commissioners, as well as area city councilors, building officials, city managers, surveyors and engineers.
"Throughout my career, I have researched interpretations of Oregon land use rules, regulations and policies," Boyd stated in his application. "I have extensive experience in the evaluation of theories, principles and practices in the field of planning along with the ever-changing laws governing land development. ... I have participated in an active role in rulemaking sub-committees, reviewed legislation and coordinating with state agencies on needed changes to rule or statute."
Kerr said Boyd's experience in Oregon land use, his positive personality and his diverse experience will be a benefit to West Linn, bringing big picture issues to the city level.
"He has an appreciation for West Linn-specific planning issues, such as providing compatible in-fill development within existing neighborhoods," Kerr said.
Before working in Tillamook, Boyd was a senior planner for Douglas County in Roseburg as well as a planner and assistant planner. He has a bachelor of business administration from Portland State University and has completed coursework in master urban and regional planning at Portland State University.


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Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Winners Announced
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/14/14
Individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon heritage will receive Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards next week in Albany. The awards will be presented at 7 p.m. April 24 at a dinner. The public is invited to attend the presentation with pre-ticketing required.

"The award recipients represent the diversity of efforts to preserve Oregon's heritage," said Kyle Jansson, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "They also serve as models for others for how to make the most out of available resources."

The recipients will be:

-- Cottage Grove Preservation Plan Advisory Committee, for its innovative community partnership that created a historic preservation plan to enhance heritage throughout the city,

-- Oregon State Archives, for perseverance, creativity and outstanding professionalism in re-claiming audio from the 1967 Beach Bill hearings,

-- Illuminate Oregon City Project, for its enterprising approach to historic site rehabilitation, economic development and public art display by the City of Oregon City, Main Street Oregon City, and the Clackamas County Arts Alliance with the historic Oregon City elevator.

-- Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, for its exceptional attention to cultural heritage and professional practices while initiating the Warm Springs Audio Preservation Project with the University of Oregon.

-- Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, Newport, for its decade-long grassroots effort to convert and restore a historic house-turned nightclub into a community center.

-- Sand Mountain Society, for 25 years of rehabilitating historic fire lookouts in western Oregon, providing interpretation about the structures and their location, and promoting compatible use of nearby lands.

-- Salemtowne Volunteers, Salem, for their dedication and innovative practices maintaining and restoring historical markers across the state for more than 20 years.

-- Charles Philpot, for outstanding leadership and vision in developing Antique Powerland at Brooks into an active heritage site with 15 partners and museums.


The Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards are a project of Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. This year's awards are being presented in conjunction with the Oregon Heritage Conference.

Tickets for the awards presentation are available by completing the registration form at www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx. For more information, contact Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson@oregon.gov


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Minor Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 213 north of Silverton (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's three vehicle minor injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 213 at the Mt. Angel / Scotts Mills intersection.

On April 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 2003 Honda van driven by PAUL CARL, age and residence not available, was westbound on Mt Angel / Scotts Mills Road and was involved in a collision with a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup traveling southbound on Highway 213. The impact caused the Honda van to spin out of control and collide into the front of a 2008 Toyota pickup that was stopped at the intersection facing east on Mt. Angel / Scotts Mills Road. The van then rolled and came to rest on its top in the intersection.

CARL was treated for minor injuries at the scene but not taken to a hospital. The Ford pickup's driver, MATTHEW SIDES, age and residence not available, was transported by ambulance to Silverton Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The Toyota pickup's driver, STACY BOOST, age and residence not available, was transported by a family member to Silverton Hospital and treated and released.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator. No citations have been issued at this time.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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UPDATE: Shooting Victim Walks Into Area Hospital (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/14/14
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41-year-old Nathan Steven Newitt was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Assault Detectives have arrested a 41-year-old man in connection with this morning's shooting in Northeast Portland.

The victim, 42-year-old Jason Reed Jacoby, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot would to a leg this morning after getting into an argument with the suspect. The victim and suspect lived together.

The suspect's name, charges and booking photo will be released as soon as he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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This morning, April 14, 2014, at 4:18 a.m., East Precinct police officers responded to an area hospital on a report that a shooting victim had been dropped off at the location with non-life-threatening wounds. Officers responded and were able to determine a possible crime scene location in North Precinct and get the name of a potential suspect.

North Precinct officers responded to he location in the 3300 block of N.E. 127th Ave. At the location officers located and detained a possible suspect. Detectives are still investigating this incident. Further updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Support Services Protect Children & Help Build Strong Families
OR Department of Human Services - 04/14/14
A Guest Editorial by Lois Ann Day, Child Welfare Director, Oregon Department of Human Services

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Oregonians are often surprised to learn that neglect of children, failure of parents to meet children's basic needs, is the most prevalent reason families come to the attention of child welfare. In Oregon, neglect is statutorily defined as abuse and it is the largest category of founded allegations of abuse.

Specifically, neglect is defined as a failure of a child's caretaker to adequately protect a child from harm. It is the inability of parents to meet their children's basic needs. Neglect can include an ongoing pattern of serious neglect by a parent or caregiver, and the pattern can often be corrected only to repeat over the same or new concerns. When it reoccurs, it is most often a result of parents being unable to access services that would help them out of the situation that is challenging their efforts to parent. More than 60% of all incidents of child abuse in Oregon are because of neglect or threat of harm.

Neglect is most often accompanied by several risk factors: extreme poverty, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental illness of parent/child. Neglect is harmful for children and families, it causes trauma that has lasting impact on children that is increasingly difficult to mitigate. And that accumulated trauma stresses the scarce resources of the state.

We must ask ourselves: isn't there a better way to engage families struggling with these issues? Can we intervene with families earlier? Can we actually engage with families in a way that empowers them to identify their needs and take steps to ensure their children's safety and continue to parent them while addressing the issues that brought them to the attention of the child welfare system? Can we implement a child welfare system that supports parents to make decisions that keep their children at home rather than placement in foster care?

We can and we are. Oregon is in the process of implementing a Differential Response model that can transform child welfare's engagement with families and in many cases (with the right support services), keep children safely at home. During the 2013 session, the Oregon Legislature and Governor Kitzhaber took up the challenge, too. The final budget provided an increase of $92.7 million in total funds in Child Welfare programs to further earlier assistance for families.

Part of the investment was $23.7 million in total funds for statewide implementation of Strengthening, Preserving and Reunifying Families programs. These programs, created by the legislature in 2011, are statutorily designed to provide a broad array of services to support families and keep children safely at home. Concrete supports are needed to address the underlying issues that lead to neglect. These supports include services that meet families' basic needs, such as food, housing, transportation and employment. In more advanced cases, the need is for services such as drug/alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, parenting support and skill-building. Providing these services in a culturally appropriate manner enhances the family's chances at successfully addressing their challenges.

Across the state, we are working in collaboration with local communities to enhance the service array. These services are to specifically address needs of children and families who come to the attention of Child Welfare through a report of abuse or neglect. Examples of the types of services communities are putting in place are family meeting facilitation; trauma and therapeutic services; enhanced family visitation; youth transition and mentoring services; intensive in-home services; parent navigators; parenting education and classes; parent mentoring and coaching; relief nurseries; housing stability assistance; emergency and short term housing supports; and employment assistance.

In May, Child Welfare will begin providing a new route for families to connect to these services. Differential Response is a redesign of the child welfare system's initial response for families with a screened in report of abuse or neglect. With a differentiated response system, there will be two tracks of response to families. Regardless of the track of response, all families involved with child welfare will receive a comprehensive child safety assessment by child welfare staff. However, some families, where they are able to keep their children safe, will be offered services without opening a case with child welfare.

Just as every family is unique, the department's approach needs to be flexible enough to serve the family's needs. Our design includes specific screening criteria to determine the best response to assess families and increase their success in keeping parenting their children safely at home.

Families can more successfully resolve issues when they take an active role in crafting the solution and where they have the opportunity to partner with child welfare and their community in the identification of services and supports needed. Our goal, and the goal of all communities, is to keep children safe and increase the strength and resiliency of families. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we want to recognize the essential support families and children have received from Oregon's Legislators and Governor Kitzhaber. We are particularly grateful to have the opportunity to undertake this important work.

~Lois
Hotel Robbed at Gunpoint in Northeast Portland's Lloyd District
Portland Police Bureau - 04/14/14
This morning, Monday April 14, 2014, at 3:20 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Residence Inn Marriott, located at 1710 Northeast Multnomah Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the hotel and walked behind the counter. The employee told the suspect that he could not be behind the counter and the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the hotel without injuring the employee.

Several officers, including a K-9 Unit, canvassed the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in is 40s to 50s, 5'9" tall, wearing a dark-colored bandana over his face, a green jacket, and dark-colored pants.

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

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Dine Out to Fight Hunger
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
On any Tuesday in April, you can dine at one of several downtown Milwaukie businesses and 10 percent of your bill will support Rowe Middle School's End School-Time Hunger program. Let your server know you are dining out to donate.

Participating restaurants include Pietro's, the Painted Lady Coffeehouse, Gaucho's Argentine Cuisine, Wind Horse Coffee and Tea, Sully's Cafe, Duffy's Irish Pub, Cha Cha Cha, Wine: 30, and Woodpecker Pizza and Wings. Go to the First Friday Milwaukie's Facebook page for a complete listing of restaurants.
Time to Pick Your Flick for Beaverton's Eleventh Annual Flicks by the Fountain
City of Beaverton - 04/14/14
The community is invited to decide what will be shown at this year's Flicks by the Fountain, the City of Beaverton's annual outdoor movie series. Flicks by the Fountain is held Friday nights in August (Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22) in Beaverton City Park (SW 5th Street at SW Hall Boulevard, across from the Beaverton City Library). All movies are free and begin at dusk.

Voters are asked to select their top choice from the following selections:

* Brave (PG)
* Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)
* Despicable Me 2
* Frozen (PG)
* Planes (PG)
* Space Jam (PG)
* The Lego Movie (PG)
* Wreck it Ralph (PG)

To vote, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Flicks. The top four selections will be shown. Voting ends Friday, June 20.

For more information about Flicks by the Fountain or other city events, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events or email events@BeavertonOregon.gov.

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

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Oregon Historical Society Presents an Evening of Silent Film at the Hollywood Theatre on Thursday, April 24 (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 04/14/14
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Portland, OR - The Oregon Historical Society is excited to present an evening of silent film on Thursday April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. General admission is $8, and tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance online.

This special screening celebrates recent preservation efforts, notably the restoration of the 1914 silent film The Boy Mayor. The five films that will be shown are among the thousands held within the OHS Moving Images Collection, and will features live piano accompaniment by OHS Library Director Geoff Wexler. The films featured at this event are:

* The Boy Mayor (1914): Hollywood's examination of the trials and tribulations of Portland's underage shadow government
* Sick of Life/Mephisto's Son (1900): The Devil's son becomes disillusioned with life in Hell and looks upwards for meaning and a wife; hand colored early Path film.
* Gold (1922): After a long journey from St. Louis, a gold hungry family must come to grips with the harsh realities of life in an Oregon prospecting camp. Poor decisions are made and children are put at risk but, in the end, the love of one's family perseveres.
* Calumet Baking Powder Advertisement (date unknown): Advertisement for a better baking product as told through an appreciation of the five senses.
* [Raymond Roger's Home Movies] (ca. 1935-1950): 35mm footage of Portland, including 23rd Avenue streetcar, Ringling Brother Circus, Blue Mouse Theater, Vanport Flood, and more; beautiful black and white footage of Portland circa WWII

Also on the program will be Act 1 of The Scourge of Positivism, a musical slide-show-drama presented by the Portland art collective Zenith Tea House, using images and text from the collections of the Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

The Boy Mayor and [Raymond Roger Home Movies] were preserved in 2013 by Film Technology (Los Angeles, CA) from a 2012 National Film Preservation Foundation grant. Many thanks to Michele Kribs for her work on this project. The Boy Mayor will also be screened in Salem at the Historic Elsinore Theatre on April 30 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance online through Tickets West.


About The Boy Mayor

Directed by Henry McRae, The Boy Mayor dramatizes a unique interlude in Oregon's history. In an effort to provide guidance to boys in danger of delinquency, progressive Portlanders established the Newsboys' Home and Clubhouse at SW First and Hall Streets. To raise funds for the home, the organization's leaders began the "Boy Mayor" contest in May of 1912, coinciding with the Rose Festival and modeled on a similar campaign from the previous year.

In July 1914, Eugene J. Rich was chosen as Portland's Boy Mayor. He ran on a platform of public ownership of utilities and better playgrounds, and he took office with four junior commissioners, a junior district attorney, and a boy auditor. Later that year, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company brought Rich to Hollywood, along with Earl R. Goodwin, a Lincoln High School football star, who played Rich's secretary in the film.

The Boy Mayor premiered in Portland at the Star Theatre at SW Washington and Park in December of 1914.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content.


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Sabin-Schellenberg plant sale offers wide selection to gardeners at May sale
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/14/14
Gardeners will find the bedding plants they need at the Future Farmers of America Plant sale.
All proceeds from the event will benefit agriculture educational programs at the Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center land lab and the FFA club.??
The sale includes hanging baskets, bedding plants in 6-packs and 4-inch pots, vegetable starts, and herbs.
Shoppers who bring their own containers will get planting assistance from students.??

The sale takes place at two locations:
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Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Technical Center (North Campus)
14211 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, OR 97267
Saturdays, May 3 & 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sabin-Schellenberg Center Land Lab
13021 SE Hubbard Road, Clackamas, OR 97015
Weekdays, May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays, May 3 & 10, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LAST DAY, Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Kathy Mayfield at mayfieldk@nclack.k12.or.us or 503-353-5813.
Correction to Update #2: Investigation After Man Found Suffering Gunshot Wound in Vehicle Sought Following Ontario Bank Robbery (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/14/14
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(Correction to lead sentence. Deceased is not an Oregon resident.)

Update: The deceased has been positively identified as a 71-year old male who is not an Oregon resident. Detectives are continuing to locate next of kin. His name and residence information are not being released at this time. The multi-agency investigation is continuing.

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An adult male sought following a reported bank robbery in Ontario early Thursday afternoon died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after being transported to a hospital. The man was found suffering a gunshot wound seated in the suspect vehicle after stopping on side of an area road south of Ontario.

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 12:27 p.m., OSP troopers were notified by Ontario Police Department (OPD) to be on the lookout for a pickup that fled a reported bank robbery at the Bank of the West in Ontario. The pickup driven by an adult male armed with a handgun reportedly fled south as OSP, OPD, and Malheur County Sheriff's Office headed along area roads to locate it.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., an Ontario police officer saw a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle's description traveling south on Alameda Drive and attempted a traffic stop. The driver was slow to yield before stopping on the shoulder near Onion Avenue. While staying back at the patrol car waiting for cover officers to arrive, the driver shot himself.

OSP and OPD arrived shortly thereafter and approached the pickup where they found the male unconscious, slumped over with a gunshot wound to his head. The man initially wasn't breathing and had no pulse. Officers initiated emergency medical care and the man started breathing.

Medics arrived on scene and transported the man initially to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. He was then transferred to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise and was pronounced deceased. His name is withheld pending positive identification and confirmation that next of kin were notified.

A handgun was found inside the pickup.

Alameda Drive was closed at Railroad Avenue and Onion Avenue for 2.5 hours while detectives from the Major Crime Team investigated at the shooting scene. The Malheur Major Crime Team includes members from OSP, Malheur County Sheriff's Office, and Ontario Police Department.

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Media Advisory: Press Conference Tomorrow for March Statewide Unemployment
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/14/14
Salem - The Oregon statewide unemployment rate for March 2014 will be released tomorrow, April 15, at 10 am.

The Oregon Employment Department will hold a press conference at the Oregon Employment Department Central Office in Salem. The event will take place in the building's auditorium, 875 Union Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97311.

The press conference will be moderated by Employment Department Communications manager Tom Fuller and will feature state employment economist Nick Belieciks.

The conference will be video streamed live. Reporters unable to attend the conference in person may submit questions by e-mail at: worksourcecommunications@gmail.com prior to, or during the news conference.

The press conference may be viewed live at the following websites:
http://www.qualityinfo.org
http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/COMM/Pages/livevideostream.aspx
Job Vacancies Increased By 10,000 Over the Year
Oregon Employment Dept. - 04/14/14
Oregon businesses reported 10,000 more job vacancies early in 2014 than they did the prior year. Businesses had approximately 32,700 job vacancies in the winter months of 2014, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department.
Not only did employers report having more openings, they also reported more difficulty finding the workers they need, and they are offering higher average wages, possibly to attract more applicants.

All of this means additional (and perhaps better-paid) opportunities for job seekers in Oregon.
The increase of 10,000 job vacancies occurred among businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Businesses with 100 or more employees had essentially the same level of vacancies this year as in winter 2013.

Along with more vacancies, there are fewer unemployed competing for those available jobs. In January, 146,600 Oregonians were unemployed, which means roughly 4 unemployed people for each private-sector vacancy. One year ago, the ratio was 8 unemployed for every job vacancy.

As the labor market tightens, employers are having more difficulty finding the workers they need. Employers reported that more than half of their vacancies in the winter were difficult to fill. The share has increased since winter 2013, when 39 percent of vacancies were difficult to fill.

At $16.05, the average wage offered for a vacancy in winter 2014 was $0.74 above the level from the prior year - one more sign of a job market picking up steam.

Food preparation and serving workers, and production workers topped the list of occupations with vacancies, with more than 4,000 apiece.

All regions had more vacancies this year than last. Vacancies have increased significantly in Central Oregon since winter 2014. The Portland Tri-County area had 19,000 vacancies, more than half of the statewide total.

About the Survey
The Oregon Employment Department conducts the Oregon Job Vacancy Survey and estimates the number of job vacancies each quarter based on responses from businesses with at least two employees. Estimates for spring 2014 will be released in July.
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release details of the 2013 "Why are positions difficult-to-fill?" responses in May.

For more details on recent Oregon job vacancies, visit the "publications" tab on QualityInfo.org and scroll down to the section titled "Quarterly Job Vacancies Snapshots."


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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Department - 04/14/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes.
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Stomp All Over Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS Oregon Saturday, April 19th in Portland (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 04/14/14
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More than 2700 people are expected to rally together for Walk MS Oregon on Saturday, April 19th, 9am at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland. Participants will help raise funds for critical, cutting edge research that benefits more than 7,700 people living with multiple sclerosis in the region. It's a great day for friends, family and co-workers to make connections, have fun and stomp all over MS.

The location is 100 percent accessible and features an easy, 5k walk route with entertainment and refreshments along the way. While there is no fundraising minimum or fee to register, the National MS Society encourages a $5 minimum donation and for everyone to invite their friends and family to participate.

"Help us better the story for the thousands in our community who need more, deserve more and are counting on the National MS Society to deliver a world without MS," said Lisa Roth, Chapter President of National MS Society, Oregon Chapter. "Together, we will end MS forever."

Register and learn more at: www.walkMSoregon.com

About Walk MS
Since 1989 Walk MS has raised more than $10 million to help people living with multiple sclerosis. It's the National MS Society's only simultaneous national fundraising event. The first Walk MS attracted 42,000 participants at 42 sites and raised $4 million. Since that time, the event has grown to nearly 350,000 walkers in almost 600 locations across all 50 states. The funds raised go toward life-changing programs and advanced research that give hope to those living with MS in our community.

About the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
The Oregon Chapter serves more than 7,700 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We help people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The Oregon Chapter was established in 1963.

Learn more at: www.defeatMS.com
Watch Walk MS video at http://bit.ly/1lBcDy2


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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 18 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 04/14/14
April 14, 2014

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet April 18 in Wilsonville

What: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville Friday, April 18. The primary agenda items will be the process for selecting the 2015 metrics, and presentations on long-term supports and services (LTSS) metrics; population health metrics; and early learning metrics. Public testimony will be heard at 11:45 a.m.

When: Friday, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Directions and parking information: http://www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville/

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042.

Agenda:
Welcome and consent agenda
Updates
Work plan to select measures for 2015
Presentation: long-term supports and services (LTSS) metrics
Presentation: population health metrics
Presentation: early learning metrics
Public testimony

For more information, please visit the Metrics and Scoring Committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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WSU Vancouver will host a discussion about a proposed copper mine near Mt. St. Helens
WSU Vancouver - 04/14/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Washington State University Vancouver Center for Social and Environmental Justice and the Gifford Pinchot Task Force will host author Bill Carter who will talk about a proposed copper mine near Mount St. Helens. The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. The event is free and open to the public.

Carter wrote "Boom, Bust, Boom - A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World." The book is an account of the presence of copper in our lives and its cost on health, the economy and the environment. Carter was poisoned by vegetables grown in his family garden, contaminated with invisible pollutants from a once prosperous copper mining industry. His experience sent him on an international discovery mission to learn more about what he describes as the most important metal in modern society.

The Canadian company Ascot Resources Ltd. has begun exploratory drilling 12 miles from the crater of Mount St. Helens in the Green River watershed, which provides clean drinking water to Southwest Washington communities.

Carter stresses his book is not anti-mining. He just believes certain mines should not be in certain places.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free for this event.

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Oregon InC Releasing RFP on May 1st For New Ideas to Spur Innovation and Jobs
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 04/14/14
SALEM - The Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) will release a Request for Proposals on May 1 to solicit ideas statewide that will help build and support new and emerging industries.

Oregon InC is a public-private partnership with a mission to nurture the growth of industry clusters in areas where Oregon has unique advantages in leadership, R&D, supply chain and manufacturing. In recent years, Oregon InC has funded new initiatives supporting wave energy, bioscience, nanotechnology, clean tech, electric vehicle development and unmanned aerial systems. With each, the goal is to create new companies and new jobs in developing areas that will strengthen and diversify Oregon's economy.

Oregon InC initiatives have helped incubate 86 new companies which have raised more than $130 million in non-state funding. They have helped companies and researchers capture more than $400 million in federal and private grants, and provided new companies with access to technical expertise and mentoring, R&D help and a network of 11 labs and 450 university researchers able to help get ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace.

Proposals will be evaluated by a team of private sector leaders who will focus primarily on the proposal's potential to: create new businesses and jobs in an emerging industry sector; successfully compete for private and federal investment; help new and existing businesses access additional sources of capital, and demonstrate a clear return on the state's investment.

The 2014 RFP may be viewed on May 1 at: www.oregon4biz.com Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Interested parties may review the 2012 Request for Proposals at: www.oregon4biz.com

The current Innovation Plan, comprised of seven initiatives, is available online at: http://www.oregon4biz.com/Innovation-in-Oregon/

About Oregon InC and Business Oregon
Oregon InC is a private-public statewide advisory council created by the 2005 Oregon Legislature and charged with developing a biennial public investment plan to stimulate economic development and job growth across the state. The council works in partnership with Business Oregon, which works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
A Man, A Car, A Fire and A Train ***Update Photos*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/14/14
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Clues as strange as the head line, but these were the circumstances deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were sorting through this Saturday when they responded to the 2900 block of Wintel Road SE.

Deputies were initially called to the area because Kyle Randall, age 24 was knocking on doors and asking residents for a place to sleep. After arriving deputies noticed a plume of smoke in the distance that turned out to be a car fire.

When they went to investigate the fire they located the burned out carcass of the vehicle Mr. Randall had been driving. So after interviewing Mr. Randall and evaluating the scene deputies believe the following occurred.

At around 5:00 a.m. Mr. Randall was driving east on Wintell Road when he drove through a stop sign and ran into a passing train. The train hooked his vehicle and drug him approximately 300 feet. Mr. Randall came to a rest, exited his vehicle and then sought out shelter from nearby residents.

Mr. Randall was not injured in the crash, he was however arrested for DUII and taken to the Marion County Jail. At the jail his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.


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Vancouver Police investigate early morning burglaries (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/14/14
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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.
04/13/14
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.


Attached Media Files: Photo Compliments of Ron Romine SCFD #4
#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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04/11/14
Portland Fire & Rescue responds to a house fire in N.E. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/11/14
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Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire (2066 n.e. 143rd av.) around 3:45 pm. They arrived to "smoke and flames coming from a second story window", which was located at the front of the home. Within minutes, the fire spread into the attic and to the back of the house. Fire crews had to attack the fire from the inside, while simultaneously knocking the fire down at the back of the house. This has to be coordinated so the outside firefighters don't spray the inside crews, thereby limiting their mobility. Firefighters had to cut several holes in the roof to allow the smoke to vent to the outside.

All occupants escaped the fire unharmed and there were no injuries. A fire investigator is on scene to determine a damage estimate and cause. Gresham Fire also responded on this incident.

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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 99 / Clear Lake Road north of Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/11/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway 99 and Clear Lake Road about four miles north of Eugene. The victim's name is released in this update.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 GMC Sonoma pickup driven by WILLIAM ANDREW CHAPPELL IV, age 29, from Eugene, was eastbound on Clear Lake Road approaching Highway 99. Witness information indicates the driver entered the intersection against a red stop light and swerved to avoid a vehicle on Highway 99. The pickup traveled off the highway and struck a traffic light pole on the SE corner of the intersection before coming to rest next to railroad tracks near Irving Road.

The initial impact heavily damaged the pickup's left side. CHAPPELL was using safety restraints but he fell out of the damaged vehicle as it was coming to a stop. CHAPPELL was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Because of the pickup's final rest position next to the railroad tracks, the railroad company was notified and stopped railroad traffic until the scene was cleared.

OSP troopers and a collision reconstructionist from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Andy Youngblood is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane Rural Fire/Rescue, and ODOT. One northbound lane of Highway 99 and Irving Road was closed during the investigation. All lanes were opened about 1:00 p.m.

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Remembrance of Kiden Dilla and Ayan Osman Scheduled for Monday, April 14
Pacific University - 04/11/14
FOREST GROVE -- A remembrance of students Kiden Dilla and Ayan Osman will take place on Monday, Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. in McCready Hall at the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on the Forest Grove Campus.

Dilla and Osman, both first-year undergraduate students, were tragically killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Forest Grove on Monday, Apr. 7.

"Kiden and Ayan joined our Boxer family this past fall and were taken from us far too soon," president Lesley Hallick said. "I hope that in time, some peace and solace will be found in the memories of these bright young women who graced our campus with their spirits and their contributions."

Dilla and Osman, 18 and 19 years-old respectively, were active members of the Black Student Union.

Fellow BSU members, faculty and friends recently painted the Spirit Bench to create a place to remember and honor Kiden and Ayan. At the conclusion of Monday's remembrance in McCready Hall, attendees will be invited to take part in a brief candlelight vigil at the Spirit Bench.

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Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/11/14
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Two people were injured Friday morning in a commercial truck crash on Highway 126E about five miles east of Vida in Lane County.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer containing computer servers driven by FRANK BENSON, age 64, from Carmichael, California, was eastbound on Highway 126E near milepost 32 when the truck and trailer traveled partially onto the right shoulder. BENSON attempted to steer back into the eastbound lane but the trailer struck a tree and power pole. The truck and trailer overturned onto their side and came to rest across the highway blocking both lanes.

BENSON was transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Co-driver/passenger CHARLES TRONCIN, age 46, from Vallejo, California, was asleep in the truck's sleeper berth and was transported by air ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to the same hospital.

BENSON was cited by OSP for Fail to Maintain Lane of Travel.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, McKenzie Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Bryan Kolacz is the lead investigator.

The highway was closed for over 3 hours.

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Construction of Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line begins in May
Bonneville Power Administration - 04/11/14
PR 10 14
BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 11, 2014
CONTACT: Mike Hansen, 503-230-4328 or 503-230-5131

Construction of Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line begins in May:
New line will bring more renewable wind energy west

Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration will begin construction of the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project in May. The new line is expected to carry over 800 additional megawatts of renewable wind energy, enough to power about half a million Northwest homes when the wind is blowing. BPA will hold two "Meet the Builder" open houses in late April.

The 38-mile, 500-kilovolt line in Washington will connect the new Central Ferry Substation in Garfield County to the existing Lower Monumental Substation in Walla Walla County. It is expected to be energized in December 2015.

"Building the right facilities in the right place at the right time is a key principle of our long-term transmission services planning process," said Richard Shaheen, BPA vice president for Engineering and Technical Services. "Specifically, this project will add critical transmission grid capacity, support new transmission requests from generators in the Snake River area and be a welcome boost to local and regional economies."

For more than 75 years, BPA has been the major developer of energy infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest. Electric utilities and electric power consumers depend on BPA to maintain reliable transmission service at low rates and meet growing demands for electricity.

Over the past several years, numerous power generation projects, including large wind projects, have requested interconnection with the BPA system in the Snake River area. After studying the transmission system and identifying where capacity is available, BPA determined that there is not enough available transmission capacity to accommodate the requests. Building the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental project will allow BPA to meet the requests for transmission and allow additional power to flow between areas east of the Cascade Mountains to heavily populated areas in the west.

In August 2011, the Central Ferry-Lower Monumental Transmission Line Project was put on hold because of uncertainties regarding the need for the new line. However, in August 2013, BPA notified customers, landowners and stakeholders that it was moving forward with construction of the line. Existing customer need coupled with an agreement for Portland General Electric to acquire Phase 2 of Puget Sound Energy's Lower Snake River Wind Project, which PGE renamed the Tucannon River Wind Farm, required construction activities to begin this spring.

The Tucannon River Wind Farm is a key infrastructure investment that supports PGE's balanced energy portfolio. Tucannon River will help PGE satisfy Oregon's renewable energy standard, which requires the utility to supply 15 percent of the electricity its customers use from renewable resources by 2015 and 25 percent by 2025.

In early 2011, BPA completed an environmental impact statement and preliminary engineering design for the project. BPA issued a record of decision to build the line in March 2011. Since then, BPA has conducted additional environmental review of some access road modifications and a material yard.

The contractor hired to build the new line is MYR Group, a leading specialty contractor serving the electrical infrastructure market throughout the United States. It has the experience and expertise to complete electrical installations of any type and size. MYR Group's power line capabilities include transmission, overhead and underground distribution and substation projects.

Two "Meet the Builder" open houses are being held so the public can learn more about the construction process and schedule, speak with representatives from the MYR Group and meet the BPA project team.

For more information, visit the project website at www.bpa.gov/go/centralferrylomo.

April 22, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Best Western Plus, 7 E. Oak St., Walla Walla, Wash.

April 23, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Best Western Plus, Dayton Hotel and Suites, 507 E. Main St., Dayton, Wash.

BPA is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration that markets renewable hydropower from federal dams in the Columbia Basin, operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission lines in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit our website at www.bpa.gov.
142nd Fighter Wing conducts F-15 night flying (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/11/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting routine F-15 night flying training April 14-17.

The missions allow the wing to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements. Night flying is conducted almost monthly as it provides essential training for night time maneuvers. Training flights will be completed each evening before 10:00 p.m.

Since September 11, 2001 the 142nd Fighter Wing has flown more than 47,000 hours in support of the Aerospace Control Alert mission to ensure the Pacific Northwestern skies remain safe.


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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE - Medically endangered man missing from Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/11/14
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Mr. Walden is safe and have been located with help from the Port of Portland Police.

Thank you

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help in locating 64-year-old Tim Walden, who was reported missing from his residential care facility, in the 10400 block of Southeast Cora Street, since about 3:00am this morning, April 11, 2014.

Walden suffers from a serious medical condition, which necessitates immediate care. He can sometimes seem quite lucid, or may seem altered and confused. He was last known to be on foot, and tends to walk very slowly.

East Precinct uniform officers have been working with Missing Persons Unit detectives to attempt to locate Walden, including conducting searches of the surrounding area. A specially trained, state-certified Search & Rescue K9 team is currently en route to assist in the search.

Detectives will also be activating the "A Child Is Missing" (ACIM) emergency, reverse phone notification system in the area, which will send out a pre-recorded message to listed landline phone numbers in the local area, advising of a missing person.

Walden is described as a white male, 64 years old, 5'9", weighing 180 pounds. He has short, salt/pepper gray hair, and brown eyes. He is missing a number of teeth; his clothing description is unknown.

Anyone who knows of Walden's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at 503-823-0446 or mike.weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.

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Oregon State Fair Council to Meet April 17 in Salem
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/11/14
News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. // FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // Apr. 11, 2014

Media Contact: Andrea Fogue, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department // Desk: 503-986-0576

Salem OR - The Oregon State Fair Council will meet at the Winema Event Center at Chemeketa Community College in Salem on April 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The agenda for the April 17 meeting includes an update on the strategic planning session held on April 3, reports from the subcommittees and other Council business.

The full agenda is online at http://tinyurl.com/makuxoz. The meeting is open to the public.

The Facilities Sub-committee of the Council will meet on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Home Builders Association in Salem. The agenda includes an assessment of whether to proceed with a market and feasibility analysis for the Exposition Center and the condition of facilities. The committee will also discuss the status of Fair and Exposition Center activities.

Those needing special accommodations to attend either meeting should contact Brenda Schorr at 503-986-0788 to make arrangements at least three days in advance.

The council is charged with creating a new, sustainable business model for the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center, and Council members will have the authority to execute a business strategy.

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Teatro Milagro Presents 'Cuntame Coyote' at CCC
Clackamas Community College - 04/11/14
OREGON CITY - Portland's bilingual touring company Teatro Milagro returns to Clackamas Community College for a performance of "Cuéntame Coyote" on Thursday, May 1, at noon. The production in both English and Spanish will be performed in the McLoughlin Auditorium.
In "Cuéntame Coyote," two cousins are abandoned in the desert, crossing the border with a "coyote." In their struggle for survival they encounter coyotes with two legs and four along with a host of other spirits along their journey. The play is written and directed by Dãnel Malán.
The play was developed after an intensive research trip to the Tohono O'odham reservation in Arizona. Sacred stories combined with migrant tales of the dangers of dehydration, snake bite and scorpions in the desolate 100 degree desert heat fuel the storyline of this new Milagro work. Nathaniel Patterson joins Milagro this season in the title role of Coyote. Ajai Terrazas Tripathi and Alida Holquín Wilson-Gunn are the two cousins and Mariel Sierra plays various roles.
A workshop to share tales of journeys and sacred stories of our ancestors will follow the performance. For more information about the play or the workshop, contact Irma Bjerre at 503-594-3245 or by email at irmab@clackamas.edu.


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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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Garten Services & Lancaster Mall to Host Free Community Shred & Electronic Take Back Day (Photo)
Lancaster Mall - 04/11/14
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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.


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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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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.
ulpdx.org


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
Volunteers serving at 2013 Easter Event
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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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Attached Media Files: Volunteers serving at 2013 Easter Event
PF&R at scene of SW Portland house fire/possible fire victim
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/10/14
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At 12:48pm PF&R crews were dispatched to the scene of a house fire at 10931 SW 61st ave. Fire crews arrived to find heavy fire and smoke from a single family residence and there were reports that an elderly male was still inside. Fire crews immediately began search and rescue efforts and found one deceased fire victim. The fire was contained to just one room; fire investigators are on scene to identify the victim and establish a cause of the fire. There were reports that neighbors made several attempts to enter the burning home before firefighters arrived. "While we certainly understand and appreciate the efforts of these concerned citizens and neighbors we want to also enforce our concern for their safety. Without the proper equipment they could have easily been additional victims in this tragedy. PF&R has made safety messaging a priority and our message here is to survey your own homes for hazards and ensure you have operating smoke alarms, create an escape plan and use the 911 system for emergencies" said PF&R Fire Chief Erin Janssens, who was at the scene today -"Our hearts go out to the family members, neighbors and friends for their loss today."
Fire investigators will be continuing their investigation and will provide information on the cause and how the clutter/hoarding situation may have effected the outcome. No other injuries to residents, pets or firefighters were reported.


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Search reopens for Oregon Arts Commission|Oregon Cultural Trust Executive Director
Oregon Arts Commission - 04/10/14
Following a preliminary round of interviews, the screening committee for the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust executive director search has elected to reopen the search to ensure a pool of two to three finalists for the public round of interviews.

While impressed with initial applicants, the committee determined expanding the search will guarantee a stronger group of finalists.

"We are committed to finding the best possible candidate to lead our organizations into the future," agreed Julie Vigeland, chair of the Arts Commission and Bob Speltz, chair of the Cultural Trust board of directors. "If that requires spending more time on the process, we will do it."

The executive director is a full-time, executive service position located in Salem, Ore. The successful candidate will become part of the state's Executive Service team. The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization or two (2) years of management experience in a public or private organization and 45 to 48 quarter hours (30 to 32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. The salary range is from $64,608 to $95,136 per year plus benefits.

For additional information on the requirements and desired attributes for the position please view the complete announcement. The announcement can be found at www.Oregonjobs.org and is scheduled to close at the end of the day on Monday, April 28. Interested candidates should apply now.

Interested candidates, or those wishing to recommend a candidate, should contact Lawson at (503) 373-7677 with questions.

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The mission of the Oregon Business Development Department, Business Oregon, is to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. This position is located within the Oregon Arts Commission section and is responsible in providing leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon Legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grant making, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.


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Wells Fargo First Quarter Earnings Information
Wells Fargo - 04/10/14
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is scheduled to announce its first quarter 2014 earnings on Friday, April 11, at 5 a.m. The news release will be available at wellsfargo.com/invest_relations/earnings.

The company will host a live conference call on Friday, April 11, at 7 a.m. You may participate by dialing 866-872-5161 (U.S. and Canada) or 706-643-1962 (International). The call will also be available at wellsfargo.com/invest_relations/earnings and at http://us.meeting-stream.com/wellsfargocompany_041114.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at approximately noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) on April 11 through Friday, April 18. Please dial 855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 404-537-3406 (International) and enter Conference ID #75709909. The replay will also be available at wellsfargo.com/invest_relations/earnings.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the internet, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.
Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Presents 'Spring Into Fashion' Fundraiser
City of Beaverton - 04/10/14
The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) invites the public to attend its 'Spring Into Fashion' fundraiser on Friday, April 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at South Ridge High School (9625 SW 125th Avenue). This fashion show features special needs students from the Beaverton School District showcasing their finest attire as well as multi-school Bollywood dance and a cappella performances. All proceeds will be donated to Easter Seals Oregon.

"This is a fun way for students to show their individuality and raise funds for a noteworthy organization," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It's important to recognize the organizations that help our community and show our appreciation by giving back."

The Easter Seals Oregon organization focuses on assisting children and adults with autism and other developmental, physical and mental disabilities. MYAB chose this organization because it has provided tens of thousands of youth throughout Oregon with the comprehensive therapy and treatment.

The event is open to all ages, and MYAB encourages the public to bring family and friends to share this experience. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5 dollars. For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB.

MYAB reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB's mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city.

MYAB also focuses on community service projects promoting civic involvement. Past projects included supporting Washington County's Project Homeless Connect, hosting a Senior Prom at Maryville Nursing Home, collecting canned food on Halloween, producing the Beaverton Teen Idol program (which raises money for Homeplate Youth Services), and supporting the Adopt-A-Road program. Representatives from MYAB also travel to Washington, D.C. each year to participate in the National League of Cities conference and collaborate with other youth delegates from across the country.

The committee consists of 30 members from Beaverton-area high schools who are selected by the Mayor to serve on the advisory board for a two-year term through an open application process.

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

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

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Clark County is lacing up--here's why
March of Dimes - 04/10/14
Approximately 500 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Vancouver on April 26th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They're walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Here's why:
* In an average week in Washington, 1,664 babies are born and 163 (9.8%) of them are preterm

* Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and can result in lifelong complications such as vision and hearing problems and neurological disabilities.

* More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


Mark Your Calendar for the Clark County March for Babies

When: Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM

Where: Esther Short Park in Vancouver

How: Sign up to walk and fundraise at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Visit marchforbabies.org and find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.

Locally March for Babies is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Big 5, Gro Outdoor Living, Davidson Insurance, Legacy Salmon Creek, PeaceHealth SW Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, 99.5 The Wolf, 105.1 The Buzz, 97.1 Charlie FM and Vancouver Family Magazine. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes' number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
Museum by Moonlight Seuss Edition- A sneak preview of "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit (Photo)
World Forestry Center - 04/10/14
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Portland, OR- Join the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum for a sneak preview of "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit before it opens to the public at Museum by Moonlight on Thursday, May 22. This rare glimpse into the artistic life of Theodor Seuss Geisel features rare and never-before-seen works from the 1920's to 1990's.

The first 150 Museum by Moonlight attendees will receive a free exhibition catalog and all attendees will be entered to win a framed limited edition print by Dr. Seuss from the Shaffer Fine Art Gallery. Tickets include museum admission, two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres.

Museum by Moonlight
Thursday, May 22
5:30-8:30 pm
(21 and older)

$20 pre-sale, $25 at the door
Members: $10 at door
Tickets available at www.worldforestry.org

Celebrating the life and art of Theodor Seuss Geisel, "The Art of Dr. Seuss" exhibit chronicles his life and career with a focus on the common artistic links throughout his nearly 70 years of creativity. See Seuss's classic illustration art from The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Yertle the Turtle, and The Lorax, as well as early magazine covers, advertising pieces, war commentary, his whimsical unorthodox taxidermy, and an amazing assortment of larger-than-life bronze sculptures!

The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. The Discovery Museum is dedicated to bringing exhibits of art, history and culture from around the world to its Special Exhibits Gallery. The museum is five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26. The Center is also accessible by MAX light rail line. WFC visitors are encouraged to ride MAX or take TriMet bus #63.


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Deported Felon Arrested Following Menacing Incident Near Oregon City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), arrested a 28-year old man Wednesday night on numerous charges related to an investigation that the suspect shot at another vehicle while traveling on Highway 213 off Interstate 205. Subsequent investigation determined a BB gun was used and the suspect was in possession of heroin. Troopers also confirmed the suspect was a deported offender on felony probation out of Multnomah County following a conviction on heroin-related crimes.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 21-year old female called OSP Northern Command Center dispatch reporting that ten minutes earlier a man in a silver Ford pickup fired a BB gun, striking the side of her car after she exited southbound Interstate 205 onto Highway 213 in the Oregon City area. For an unknown reason, the Ford pickup almost rear-ended her car as she exited the freeway and pulled along the passenger side. The male passenger in her car yelled "Gun" when he saw the Hispanic male driver in the Ford pickup pointing it at the car. The car's two occupants both said they heard something hit the side of the car after the man shot a BB gun at them.

As an OSP trooper contacted the complainant in a convenience store parking lot off Interstate 205 to obtain information, CCSO called OSP advising they stopped the Ford pickup on Highway 213 near Molalla.

The trooper responded to the CCSO stop location. The detained driver provided a Mexico driver license that was later determined to be fake with a false name and date of birth. Subsequent investigation also led to the discovery of a BB gun in the pickup, approximately 5 grams of suspected heroin, and over $6,600 cash.

The driver was taken into custody and initially transported to the OSP Portland Area Command office. Upon arrival, he admitted the license was fraudulent and purchased to be used as false identification. The suspect provided another name and date of birth that also proved to be false. He said he was deported over 2 years ago and had illegally returned about a month ago.

After lodging the suspect in Clackamas County Jail, fingerprints were taken and run through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). As a result, the suspect was positively identified as DANIEL JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN, age 28, a deported offender on felony probation supervision out of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (MCDCJ). Prior to learning JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was back in Oregon, MCDCJ had him listed on "Inactive" status because he was known to have been deported and wasn't actively being supervised but was being monitored in case he returned.

In addition to an ICE hold, JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

* Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Heroin
* Menacing
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
* Menacing

Upon confirming JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was in custody in Oregon, MCDCJ filed a detainer because of his known probation violation related to the arrest.

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Salem Hospital receives Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM); Only large Oregon hospital recognized as national leader for patient experience
Salem Health - 04/10/14
Salem Hospital is a recipient of the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the second consecutive year. This distinction places Salem Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience. Salem Hospital was identified for providing outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Salem Hospital is also the only large hospital in Oregon to achieve this honor.

"As a Magnet(R) organization, everyone here is aware of our commitment to positively impact the patient experience through clinical excellence resulting in good clinical outcomes as well as high patient satisfaction," said Marty Enriquez, vice president and chief nursing officer at Salem Health. "We believe that patient experience is intertwined with the quality of our care and is key to delivering the best possible outcomes for those we serve."

Healthgrades evaluated 3,582 hospitals that submitted patient surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from March 2012 - April 2013, to assess those hospitals that are leading the nation in delivering the best patient experience. To be eligible for the Healthgrades 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, hospitals had to meet additional clinical quality requirements. This ensures recipient hospitals are delivering strong outcomes in addition to an excellent patient experience during the hospitalization. The top 15 percent of this national group (447 hospitals) achieved the 2014 award, and Salem Hospital is 1 of only 4 recipients in Oregon, and 1 of 394 hospitals to rank in the top 10 percent nationally.

In January, Healthgrades announced that Salem Hospital was a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and Critical Care Excellence Award. The patient experience award continues to solidify Salem Hospital as a national leader for both excellent clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

"It takes great effort, involving many people at all levels of large organizations to achieve the type of culture change necessary to improve the patient experience," said David Barlow, director of service excellence. "Achieving high patient satisfaction involves partnering with families in significant ways to improve care and welcoming participation from our guests in the design of structures and process that ultimately help us serve others better. Wherever we have success with tests of change and innovation we share those across our system with the intent to bring that same positive experience to all patients."

Healthgrades evaluated Salem Hospital's performance as assessed by the hospital's patients across 27 different questions that roll up to ten distinct measures. Ranging from cleanliness and noise levels in a patient room to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patient's needs, the measures also include whether a patient would recommend this hospital to friends or family.

"As consumers are becoming more active participants in their health care, measured performance surrounding the patient experience at a hospital is an increasingly important consideration for patients in choosing where to receive their care," said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy for Healthgrades. "Consumers can rest assured that those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Patient Experience Award demonstrate a commitment to exceptional focus on the needs of the patient during their stay at the hospital."

For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit: healthgrades.com today.

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler hosts 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon Youth of the Year celebration
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 04/10/14
MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
April 10, 2014

Contact: Traci Rose
trose@bgcportland.org/503.702.4886


EIGHT YOUTH FROM ACROSS THE STATE VIE FOR THE TITLE OF OREGON BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS YOUTH OF THE YEAR
Celebration hosted by State Treasurer Ted Wheeler; keynote speaker Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand


WHAT
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon will host their annual State Youth of the Year competition sponsored by Tupperware Brands, KeyBank and Shari's Restaurants on Friday, April 11, 2014. Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier recognition program for Club members, which promotes service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.

Oregon Clubs represented at this year's State Youth of the Year celebration include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam
Boys & Girls Clubs of Corvallis Boys & Girls Clubs of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwestern Oregon
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rouge Valley

The Oregon Youth of the Year receives a $1,000 college scholarship, then goes on to compete for the title of Pacific Region Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year.

WHO
Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler
Larry Miller, President of Jordan Brand
Erin Hubert, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

Youth of the Year Candidates:
*Bree, representing the Salem, Marion & Polk County Clubs, is a senior at So. Salem High School
*Carl, representing the Albany Clubs, is a senior at South Albany High School
*Chelsey, representing the Southwestern Oregon Clubs, is a Sophomore at N. Bend High School
*Jennie, representing the Central Oregon Clubs, is a senior at Bend Senior High School
*Miliya, representing the Roge Valley Clubs, is a senior at Illinois Valley High School
*Steven, representing the Portland Metropolitan Clubs, is a senior at Hillsboro High School.
*Yared, representing the Greater Santiam Clubs, is a senior at College Hill High School.

WHEN
Friday, April 11, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE
Red Lion Convention Center Windows Skyroom, 6th Floor
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon
Driver Cited in Alcohol-Involved Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126E near Belknap Springs in NE Lane County
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
A female driver was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an investigation into Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle injury rollover crash on Highway 126E near S. Belknap Springs Road in northeast Lane County. The OSP investigation indicated alcohol was a contributing factor.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 4:05 p.m., OSP was notified of a rollover crash with driver entrapment on Highway 126E near milepost 18. An OSP trooper arrived on scene about 50 minutes later and contacted an off-duty Warm Springs police officer who stopped to help.

Subsequent investigation revealed a 2013 Honda Civic driven by WANDA L. KELLER, age 65, from McKenzie Bridge, was eastbound on Highway 126E passing other vehicles at a high rate of speed. A witness traveling westbound reported having to pull onto the shoulder as the Honda approached. The Honda swerved back to the eastbound lane, hit a dirt berm on the shoulder and launched in the air for 80 - 90 feet before landing and rolling onto its top against a guardrail.

KELLER was extricated by Upper McKenzie Fire & Rescue firefighters and transported by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Her injuries were non-life threatening. She was cited by OSP for DUII and Reckless Driving.

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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


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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


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UPDATE-FOUND SAFE:Public's help sought in locating a missing and endangered 63-year-old male (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/10/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is seeking the public's help in locating Richard McDonald, a 63-year-old male. Mr. McDonald was reported missing from his care facility on 4-08-14 at 9:30 a.m. Mr. McDonald was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and may be wearing gold rimmed reading glasses. Mr. McDonald suffers from medical issues which require medication. Anyone with information on Mr. McDonald's whereabouts are asked to contact Det. Lori Fonken at lori.fonken@portlandoregon.gov. (see attached photo)


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Portlanders are lacing up--here's why
March of Dimes - 04/10/14
Approximately 3,000 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Portland on April 26th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They're walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Here's why:
* In an average week in Oregon, 876 babies are born and 80 (9.1%) of them are preterm

* Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and can result in lifelong complications such as vision and hearing problems and neurological disabilities.

* More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


Mark Your Calendar for the Portland March for Babies

When: Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM

Where: Rose Quarter Commons at the Moda Center in Portland

How: Sign up to walk and fundraise at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Visit marchforbabies.org and find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.

Locally March for Babies is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Big 5, Liberty Mutual, Cambia Health Solutions, Wells Fargo, Moda Health, Stoel Rives LLP, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Liberty Mutual, Legacy Health, Fred Meyer, Providence Health and Services, 99.5 The Wolf, 105.1 The Buzz and 97.1 Charlie FM. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes' number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
Salem residents are lacing up--here's why
March of Dimes - 04/10/14
Approximately 650 people young and old will lace up their walking shoes in Salem on April 26th giving hope that every baby will have a healthy start. They're walking and raising money to support March of Dimes funded research and programs to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

Here's why:
* In an average week in Oregon, 876 babies are born and 80 (9.1%) of them are preterm

* Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and can result in lifelong complications such as vision and hearing problems and neurological disabilities.

* More than four million babies were born last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.


Mark Your Calendar for the Salem March for Babies

When: Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM

Where: Salem Health Southeast Parking Lot

How: Sign up to walk and fundraise at www.marchforbabies.org.

Funds raised by March for Babies in Oregon and SW Washington help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Visit marchforbabies.org and find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.

Locally March for Babies is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, Big 5, Salem Health, Grove Muller and Swank P.C., Diagnostic Imaging, Kaiser Permanente, US Bank, 99.5 The Wolf, 105.1 The Buzz and 97.1 Charlie FM. The 2014 March for Babies is sponsored nationally by March of Dimes' number one corporate supporter Kmart, Macy's, Famous Footwear, Cigna, Sanofi Pasteur, Mission Pharmacal, Actavis and United Airlines.
Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
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Two occupants of a commercial truck received minor injuries Wednesday evening in a traffic crash along Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant Kurt Marvin, on April 9, 2014 at approximately 7:18 p.m. (Mountain Time), a 2008 Volvo truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by NURLAN SADVAKASSOV, age 29, residence not available, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 221. SADVAKASSOV said he lost control while trying to avoid an animal on the highway. As the truck traveled onto the eastbound shoulder, SADVAKASSOV over-corrected causing the truck and trailer to cross the highway where it crashed and came to rest on the westbound side of the highway and traffic lane.

Vale Ambulance responded to the scene and transported SADVADASSOV and passenger ALEXANDER MIKHAYLOV, age 26, residence not available, to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario for treatment of minor injuries. Both men were treated and released. Safety restraint use information is not available.

The highway was closed for about 20 minutes before being open to one lane with ODOT flagging traffic through using the westbound lane.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office. Trooper Brian Wickert is the lead investigator.

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Pacific Power investments reduce power outage frequency and duration for customers
Pacific Power - 04/10/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 10, 2014
503-813-7291
tom.gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow: @TomGauntt1

Pacific Power investments reduce power outage frequency and duration for customers
Technology upgrades, grid hardening and vegetation management drop outages by 40 percent
PORTLAND, Ore.--Power outages are getting fewer and farther between for Pacific Power customers as targeted long term investments to strengthen the utility's power grid are showing positive results.
Since 2007, the number of outages has dropped markedly, by 40 percent. The average duration of a customer outage has dropped 28 percent, according to year end 2013 figures.
"It is great to see that our targeted projects reducing the number of outages, vastly improving our ability to isolate outages when they do occur to minimize inconvenience to our customers," said Doug Butler, vice president of operation.
To ensure that customers receive the safest, most reliable and affordable service possible, the company is focused on continuous improvement. These improvements in service were due in part to the utility's investments in several key projects, including:
* Targeted Circuit Program: Since 2007, Pacific Power has completed 480 targeted projects on 220 circuits. The intensive investment, which includes proactive animal protection and technical upgrades, will continue in the coming years on a priority basis for the other nearly 700 circuits in Pacific Power's grid.
* More resilient lines: Pacific Power has pioneered the use of specially-constructed cable that absorbs incidental knocks by branches and animals without power being lost. In addition, the company has also developed techniques to make line splices stronger in areas especially hard hit by wind, rain and snow.
* Substation Upgrades: Technicians have upgraded substation equipment to handle an increase in demand, to improve equipment performance or to maintain or restore service when electricity needs to be rerouted.
* Vegetation Management: Crews worked to keep our electric lines free from trees and brush, helping to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of service to our customers. The company has trimmed nearly 1 million trees in the last two years. Vegetation-related outage events are down by 30 percent since 2007.
Butler concludes: "We are proud of the improvements we have made. Our program to improve reliability has been successful; of course weather and other unexpected events can always wreak havoc with this work, which disappoints us and our customers, but we still are working hard to make sure as few customers as possible are affected whenever a problem occurs on the power lines that serve our customers."

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet growing energy demand while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states Information about Pacific Power is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via pacificpower.net.
Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 58 west of Willamette Pass Ski Area (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/10/14
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One person was injured early Thursday morning in a commercial truck rollover crash on Highway 58 about one mile west of the Willamette Pass Ski area. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the driver.

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 1:15 a.m., an International truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with medical supplies driven by TEODOR MARGINEANU, age 64, from Portland, was westbound on Highway 68 near milepost 61 when MARGINEANU failed to safely negotiate a right curve. The truck and trailer crossed both eastbound lanes, struck a guardrail damaging approximately 300 feet of railing and then tipped onto the left side before coming to rest blocking the right eastbound lane. The trailer split open spilling a portion of the interior load onto the highway.

Co-driver/passenger WILLIAM MORRIS, age 50, from Nampa, Idaho, was asleep in the truck's sleeper berth and received serious, non-life threatening injury. He was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

MARGINEANU was using safety restraints and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Maintain Lane and later given a ride by a trooper to an area hotel.

OSP troopers from Oakridge and Springfield responded to investigate the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oakridge Fire & EMS, Northwest HazMat Inc., and ODOT. Both eastbound lanes were closed for about four hours. One eastbound lane is now closed until the vehicles are removed and ODOT assesses guardrail damage. Traffic updates at www.TripCheck.com.

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SWAT Training Today in Felida
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/10/14
The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team will be conducting training exercises today at an abandoned house in the 11900 block of NW Lakeshore Dr. from approximately 9am until 6pm. The training exercise will most likely involve a few loud explosions at some point in the afternoon.
Large training signs will be placed near the location and neighboring residences will be notified.
This release is to make you aware of the exercise, in the event you receive calls from citizens.
No PIO will be on-scene and SWAT will not be available for interviews.
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office reports 9-1-1 lines back inservice
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/10/14
Centurylink service in Yamhill County has been restored and the 9-1-1 lines are working again.
Man arrested following 8 hour stand-off with police (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 04/10/14
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A man has been taken into custody in Forest Grove following an 8 hour stand-off with police following what started out as a call of a man with a gun shortly after 5pm on 4/9/14. Arrested was 56 y/o Gregory Glanville who is transient and listed a previous address in Forest Grove.

Forest Grove Police arrived at K & S Auto Sales located at 3821 Pacific Avenue after a witness reportedly observed a man with a gun walk through the parking lot and enter the business. Officers arrived on scene within seconds of the call and learned that a robbery was in progress. Officers learned moments later that the owner of the business was engaged in a volatile physical struggle inside and that shots had been fired by the suspect in the struggle. These rounds reportedly narrowly missed hitting the business owner.

Police surrounded the location and requested additional assistance. The business owner along with a woman and small child were able to escape the business leaving the armed suspect inside.

Members of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to negotiate Glanville's surrender over several hours. Glanville was still armed and reportedly made threats to kill police and others during the standoff. After attempts to negotiate with Glanville failed, officers deployed chemical agents in an attempt to force him out. Glanville was eventually taken into custody shortly after 1:00am this date.

The business owner suffered minor injuries during his struggle with the suspect. The woman and child were not injured. No officers were injured in the incident.

Glanville will be lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of Firearm. Glanville will also be lodged on a Deschutes County Warrant.


Attached Media Files: Glanville
Emergency alert - 911 system is down
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 04/10/14
For an unknown reason the 911 system is down in Cowlitz and surrounding counties. While the system is down call (360) 577-3090 or (360) 577-3084 to report an emergency if you live in Cowlitz County. Please spread this information to your friends and neighbors via all means possible.
04/09/14
-UPDATE-Man Killed on Railroad Tracks Identified
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
-UPDATE-Man Killed on Railroad Tracks Identified

April 9, 2014--The man that was killed on the train tracks has been identified as James Yelton, 42, from Tigard. It was reported that he left his house and went for a walk about 8:00 p.m. the evening of April 7, 2014. It is not known why Mr. Yelton was on the railroad tracks. This case is still under investigation.


Original release below:

PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-505188

Deputies Responded to Man Killed by Train

April 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a train struck and killed a man who was on the railroad tracks.

On April 7, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a secluded area, close to SW Tonquin Loop concerning a train crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered there was an unidentified man laying on the train tracks in the path of a northbound Portland and Western (P&W) Railroad train. The tracks were on a raised dike over a wetlands area. The train engineer saw the man about 150 feet prior to striking him. The train was reportedly traveling 30 mph and blew the air horn with no response from the man. Due to the train's heavy weight, it traveled 800 additional feet after striking the man before coming to a full stop.

The man did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man did not have any identification, and investigators are attempting to identify the man using fingerprint analysis. He is described as a white male about 40 years old with a medium build and brown colored hair.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene along with P&W investigators to assist in the investigation. The railroad track was closed until about 3:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.
Advisory: OSP Roseburg Area Command Office Building Closed to Move to New Location
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Roseburg Area Command office is moving to a new location, prompting an administrative closure for one week starting 3:00 p.m., April 10. OSP patrol troopers, fish & wildlife troopers, and criminal detectives will still be working on the road and out of other police facilities during the move.

OSP Lieutenant Douglas Ladd said the closure is necessary to facilitate movement of the telephone switching system and other IT components from the current facility to the new location at 6536 Old Highway 99N. The new location is at the 129 interchange off Interstate 5.

During the closure, Ladd noted the office will be closed to the public and all phone and data lines will be non-operational. OSP law enforcement operations will not be affected.

The new facility is tentatively scheduled to open for business Thursday, April 17.

Anyone can still request contact with an OSP trooper assigned to the Roseburg Area Command office through the Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 440-3333.

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Vancouver Credit Union Robbed
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/09/14
On April 9, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a robbery alarm at the Cascade Federal Credit Union (1706 D St #C).

Employees reported that a male entered the credit union with a bandanna pulled over his face, lifted his jacket to reveal a handgun in his waistband, and demanded money. He fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a white male 30-40, 6', 200 lbs., wearing a black jacket, black pants, plaid print baseball cap, bandanna, and black gloves.

A search of the area was conducted, the suspect was not located.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Vancouver Police.
Home owner rescued from stopped tram on side of lake oswego Hill (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 04/09/14
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around 12:10PM today firefighters from lake Oswego Fire Department were dispatched to a report of a tram stuck halfway down a steep hill behind a house at 1745 South Shore Blvd. When they arrived they found the female homeowner about 300 feet down the tracks inside the tram car. She was the only occupant and was the one that called 9-1-1. It was determined that a large boulder rolled down the very steep hill sometime after last night and damaged the deck and control panel of the tram. When she started down in the tram she got to about 70 feet from the bottom when it suddenly stopped and the emergency break system activated leaving her 10 feet up in the air on the track and 70 feet from the bottom up the steep hill.

Firefighters used the rescue boat to reach her from the lake side and were able to coach her down a 14' tall ladder out of the tram car. Ones she was down from the car firefighters attached a rope to her to assist with going down the steep hill to the awaiting rescue boat. She was taken to the Lake Corp office and eventually back home. She was a little shaken up but not injured.

"Its rare to have an incident like this where we have to use two specialty rescues, the water rescue team and rope rescue team" said Training Chief Randy Hopkins. "It definitely shows that training for these situations work by how smooth the entire rescue went". The entire rescue took almost 45 minutes to get her safely down.

Photo caption: Firefighters prepare the ladder to get the stuck woman down from the tram car. In the background you can see some of the damage the rock made to the deck and railing.


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Names released in Forest Grove fatal Crash
Forest Grove Police - 04/09/14
The Forest Grove Police Department is releasing the names of the individuals involved in the fatal crash this morning on 18th Avenue.

The deceased was 49 y/o J T Mercado-Nuno of Hillsboro. The other injured individual was 27 y/o Scott B. Bafaro of Portland. Bafaro was transported to the hospital by private vehicle with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. Both victims were employed by Oregon Green Thumb Landscape Maintenance out of Forest Grove and were in the process of unloading equipment from a work trailer when the crash occured.

The driver of the vehicle was 25 y/o Eric Adam MacDonald of Forest Grove.

This crash is still under investigation by Forest Grove detectives along with members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team. No citations have been issued.
Business Oregon Leads Business Development Mission to Japan and Taiwan (Photo)
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 04/09/14
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SALEM - On April 14 a delegation led by Business Oregon will be in Japan to promote Oregon firms, meet with individual Japanese companies and hold seminars on doing business in Oregon, in partnership with the Japanese American Society of Oregon.

It's a busy season for trade promotion, as an Oregon delegation returned from Brazil on March 22, and Business Oregon is accompanying seven Oregon companies to the world's largest trade show for advanced manufacturers this week in Hannover, Germany.

The latest delegation of officials and business leaders will travel to Tokyo and Osaka the week of April 14th for a series of meetings and to deliver two seminars with the broad goal of developing business and trade between Japan and the state of Oregon. The centerpiece is the annual Doing Business in Oregon (DBO) seminar, to take place in Tokyo and then Osaka, which has been presented in Japan by the Business Committee of the Japan Oregon Society of Oregon (JASO) since 2010.

"We have built up a strong network of relationships and a strong reputation in Japan as an ideal place for Japanese investment and trade," said Business Oregon Director Tim McCabe. "We have proven that using our foreign office in Tokyo and a network of Japanese-speaking resources, we are ready to help duplicate the success in Oregon already enjoyed by such firms as Panasonic, Montbell and Shimadzu Corporation."

The DBO seminars in Japan are presented by the Business Committee of JASO and Business Oregon. Sponsors include Delta Air Lines, the Port of Portland, Lane Powell PC, InSpec Group, the City of Salem, the City of Hillsboro, the City of Beaverton, the City of Gresham, Greater Portland Inc, Portland General Electric, CBRE, and Deloitte LLC.

Over the five consecutive years that Business Oregon has held the DBO seminars, attendance has increased steadily. In 2013, 107 Japanese company representatives participated and in 2014 Business Oregon hopes to attract 220 with the promotional help of organizations such as JETRO, the U.S. Commercial Service, Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper, SME Support, and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In addition, Director McCabe and Business Recruitment Officer Colin Sears will travel to Taiwan April 21 and 22 to attend a series of meetings in Taipei. They will investigate ways that Taiwan and Oregon can work more closely with one another on both inbound and outbound investment opportunities in various technology industries.

Delegation members include Director Tim McCabe, JASO Chairman Doug Smith, Metro president Tom Hughes, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey, Salem Mayor Anna Peterson, Joe Mollusky of the Port of Portland, Business Oregon Recruitment Officer Colin Sears, and Mitsu Yamazaki of the Portland Development Commission, as well as business representatives from Lane Powell LLC, CBRE, Perkins & Co., Mackenzie, and InSpec Group.


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Business Oregon, Oregon's economic development agency, works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.


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Reward now $16,000 for information leading to arrest of Dirck White in murder case (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
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Update: Wednesday 4/9/14

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down homicide suspect Dirck White. White is the prime suspect in the murder of Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter on February 6th of this year.

The reward money is now $16,000 for information leading to the arrest of Dirck White. Anyone with information is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's tip line - 503 723 4949, or tips can be submitted on line at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

Attached:
Photos of suspect and vehicle
PDF information flyer
Video clip of suspect

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE

Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.

If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.

NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING

At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.

Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.

Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY

A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/

[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
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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.


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meth lab found in vancouver house (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
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On April 8th at about 10:00 the Clark County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 516 Fourth Plain in connection with a larger stolen vehicle investigation that occurring in Portland with the Portland Police Bureau. During the service of the search warrant Detectives discovered a working meth-lab, three firearms, and a quantity of processed Methamphetamines.
The Washington State Patrol Lab Team responded to the location and with the assistance of the Department of Environmental Quality dismantled the lab and removed all of the hazardous materials.

Arrested were:
Jeanne Schneider 66 years of age for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver
Brian Schneider 45 years of age for Manufacturing a controlled substance


Attached Media Files: Lab pic , Lab pics
MESD Board Legislative Committee - 4/15/14 @ 4:30 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 04/09/14
The Board Legislative Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the Glass Conference Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will hold continuing discussions on the 2014/2015 Legislative Session, the integrated school health care delivery system model, and other legislative issues to address in the next session.

The agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered in Willamette River
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
This morning, Wednesday April 9, 2014 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies were dispatched to the report of a body spotted floating in the Willamette River downstream from the lightrail bridge installation. A dragon boat crew member on the water in the area saw the body and called in the report.

MCSO River Patrol Deputies and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the area and the body of an adult male was recovered downstream from the bridge near the west side of the river at approximately 10:10 a.m. The body was transported to the Willamette River Patrol office at 2200 NW Front Ave. MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner responded to begin the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. Portland Police Bureau detectives also assisted. We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending identification and family notifications.
Go green, get green
Pacific Power - 04/09/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 9, 2014
503-813-7291
Tom.Gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow at: @TomGauntt1


Go green, get green
Applications invited for community-based renewable energy project funding through Pacific Power's Blue Sky program

PORTLAND, Ore. - For 13 years, Pacific Power's Blue Sky customers have made a big difference on the green power map by personally choosing to support renewable energy in the western region. Since 2006, these customers also have helped put more than 70 new small scale community-based renewable energy projects on the ground, rooftops and public facilities in Oregon, Washington and California. These projects have added more than 4.8 megawatts of renewable power capacity to the grid.

"In dozens of Pacific Power communities, customers can see these projects and point to the impact their support is providing," said Karen Gilmore, vice president of customer services. "Solar arrays atop schools, colleges, and airports, geothermal projects, hydroelectric projects within city water systems -- many highly visible and very helpful in making green energy a part of our everyday lives in communities. We look forward to seeing this round of applications and selecting projects that demonstrate significant community and educational benefit for our customers."

The competitive application process is now open for the current year's funding cycle to select new projects. The amount of funding awarded is limited and varies each year. Since 2006, more than $6 million of Blue Sky funds have been put to work on local renewable energy projects. These projects are intended to further the growth of renewable energy and offer educational and demonstration opportunities that benefit local communities. Go to pacificpower.net/blueskyprojects for a list of previously funded projects.

To be considered in this competitive application process, interested parties must complete and submit an application form along with supporting materials by 5 p.m.
June 30, 2014.

Renewable energy projects that are eligible for funding awards from Pacific Power's Blue Sky program may include those that support technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, wave, landfill gas, certified low-impact hydro, pipeline or irrigation canal hydropower and geothermal.

This funding is available for non-residential projects in Pacific Power's service area that are locally owned and have a generating capacity of less than 10 megawatts of electricity. Projects must be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Preference is given to local, community-based projects that develop renewable energy generation, support educational efforts to bring broader understanding of renewable energy development and generation, and/or invest in research and demonstration of new generation technologies.

Funding is not available for off-grid or residential projects, for passive or thermal solar energy projects or for geothermal heat pump systems. Other restrictions also apply. For detailed eligibility requirements, project qualifications and application forms, please go to: pacificpower.net/blueskyfunds.


Materials may be submitted by mail, fax or email to:

Pacific Power
Attn: Blue Sky Fund Award
825 NE Multnomah Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232
Fax: 800-754-3114
Email: blueskyprojects@pacificpower.net



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About Blue Sky
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has ranked Blue Sky fifth or better in the nation for the ninth consecutive year in the number of customers buying renewable power and for renewable power sales volume. The program is Green-e Energy certified, which means the renewable energy supported meets the rigorous national environmental and consumer-protection standards established by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. About 51,000 Pacific Power customers currently participate in the Blue Sky program across Oregon, Washington and California. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/bluesky.

About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
OMSI Serves Up a Season of Food Science
OMSI - 04/09/14
For Immediate Release


OMSI SERVES UP A SEASON OF FOOD SCIENCE
OMSI Eatery Hosts a Tasty Lineup of Full Course Meals, Blind Tastings and More

Portland, Ore. (April 9, 2014) ¬¬-- Get a taste of science this spring at OMSI's eatery, Theory, where visitors are encouraged to explore the science of food. Echoing OMSI's emphasis on health and wellness, Theory champions sustainable practices and wholesome eating.

Here is the list of upcoming events Theory:

Cook for Life
Tuesday, April 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
In partnership with OMSI, Portland Monthly presents Cook for Life, a seasonal cooking series focused on healthy solutions, presented by Regence. This month will focus on Cooking with Kids. Enjoy a small-plate, three-course meal with cooking demonstrations by Chef Tse of Regence and nutritional information from Dr. Julie Briley of the National College of Natural Medicine. Kids are welcome with an adult. https://www.omsi.edu/events/cook-for-life/041514
Cost: 10 and under $18; 10+ $28

Food Luminary
OMSI and Bon Appetit have partnered with local chefs to create a delectable dinner series of science and cuisine. Each dinner will begin with a food science demonstration by OMSI's Food Science Educator while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. After a presentation by the featured chefs, the restaurant will serve a four-course meal created in collaboration with Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. The guest chefs will also be answering questions and mingling during the dinner. Food Luminary events are for guests 21+ years only.
Cost: $80 (includes dinner, beverages and gratuity)

Friday, April 18, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Bent Brick & Park Kitchen
Executive Chef Scott Dolich
https://www.omsi.edu/events/food-luminary/041814

Friday, May 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Remedy Wine Bar
Executive Chef Ingrid Chen
https://www.omsi.edu/events/food-luminary/050914

Low Carbon Diet Day
Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In celebration of Earth Week, OMSI and Bon Appetit Management Company will turn Theory into a fun culinary classroom offering ways that guests can minimize their carbon "foodprint" through tasty alternatives to beef and dairy. Through educational demos by OMSI and the makeover of popular dishes by Executive Chef Ryan Morgan, guests will learn that they don't have to go entirely meatless to make their diet a climate-friendlier one.

Blind-Tasting Bingo
Thursday, April 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, OMSI will host Blind-Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In this quarterly program, each night will feature 10 small plates prepared by Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. With their eyes covered, the players/guests will try to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize!
https://www.omsi.edu/events/blind-tasting-bingo/042414

Mother's Day Breakfast
Sunday, May 11, 8-11 a.m.
In celebration of mothers, join us for a special breakfast menu, food science activities and cooking demonstrations in Theory.
https://www.omsi.edu/events/mothers-day-breakfast/051114


ABOUT BON APPETIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Bon Appétit Management Company (www.bamco.com) is an on-site restaurant company offering full food-service management to corporations, universities, and specialty venues in 32 states, including eBay, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Getty Center. All Bon Appétit food is cooked from scratch, from stocks to sauces and soups. A pioneer in environmentally sound sourcing policies, Bon Appétit has developed programs addressing local purchasing, the overuse of antibiotics, sustainable seafood, the food and climate change connection, humanely raised meat and eggs, and farmworker welfare. It has received numerous awards for its work, from organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, Chefs Collaborative, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States and Food Alliance.

ABOUT OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.

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Videos offer primer on investing, seeking professional financial help
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/09/14
To recognize Financial Literacy Month in April, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has produced a series of videos about investment basics and how to choose a financial professional to help people get started with their retirement planning.

The 13 videos, created by the department's Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, break down the six most common investment products, including stocks, bonds, commodities, and real estate, and describe the characteristics, responsibilities, and compensation of a stockbroker, investment advisor, and financial planner. The division licenses and regulates some of these financial professionals.

"Many people feel they lack the knowledge it takes to invest," said David Tatman, the division's administrator. "We encourage them to take the initial steps with these easy-to-understand videos to gain more confidence and begin to take control of their financial future."

Viewers can choose to watch individual videos based on their interest or need, or watch one video that includes all the topics. Videos can be found on the division's website at http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dfcs/consumer_info/BasicsInvestmentPlanning.html.

Financial Literacy Month, designated in 2004 through a resolution by the U.S. Senate, was established to help Americans to learn to make wise investments and improve financial literacy.

About us:
The Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS) helps ensure that a wide range of financial products and services are available to Oregonians and protects consumers from financial fraud and abuse. It does that by licensing financial institutions and service providers, regulating the sale of securities in Oregon, investigating complaints and alleged violations of financial-service laws, and providing education and other resources to consumers.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
CORRECTION: Bank Robbery in Goose Hollow
Portland Police Bureau - 04/09/14
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The address of the US Bank was incorrectly listed as 2000 SW Salmon Street. The correct address is 2000 SW Morrison Street. We apologize for the error.

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This morning, Wednesday April 9, 2014, at 9:38 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an bank robbery at the US Bank, located at 2000 SW Salmon Street.

Officers arrived and learned that the suspect entered the store and used a note to demand money. The suspect left the location with an undisclosed amount of money.


Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his teens, approximately 5'8" tall, wearing black beanie type cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ken Reynolds at (503) 823-0400.

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Reward Offered: OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking For Public's Help in Investigation of Fawn Deer Shooting in Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) involved in the shooting of a fawn deer in late March in Douglas County. A reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this investigation.

On March 28, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) drove near the 1600 block of Melqua Road about 1.5 miles east of Melrose Store, shot a fawn deer and left it in a ditch along the side of the road. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper responded and is conducting an investigation.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Don Frerichs at (541) 440-3334 ext 4540 or email don.frerichs@state.or.us.

More information about the Turn-In-Poachers Program is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/Pages/f_w_tip.aspx

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1002/73234/032814.Melrose_fawn.jpg
Before you dig in your yard, call 811 to have utility lines located
NW Natural - 04/09/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - Just as the weather is getting nice enough for yard projects, NW Natural reminds you to do one thing before you start working outside: call 811 before you dig. April is National Safe Digging Month, and a good time to remember that you or your contractor must call 811 to have underground utility lines located two business days before digging.

The most common cause of damages to a natural gas line is someone accidentally digging into it. Whether it's been hit by a garden shovel, backhoe, trencher, post-hole digger or other tool, a damaged line can be a serious safety hazard and lead to unwanted fines.

"We know that it only takes one accident to create major damage, service disruptions and possible injuries," said Scott Gallegos, NW Natural damage prevention supervisor. "That's why it's important for everyone to remember to make that one quick phone call to 811 before any digging occurs."

NW Natural tracks the number of damages to its gas lines each year. The company recorded slightly more damages in 2013 than in 2012.

The company also tracks requests to locate its pipelines and responded to 13 percent more calls last year over the previous year.

"Responding to more calls for locates is a step in the right direction," added Gallegos. "But we still have a long way to go to see the number of damages go from 500+ per year down to zero."

If a gas line has been accidentally damaged, remember these simple tips: Smell. Go. Let us know. If you smell an odor like rotten eggs from a natural gas line and/or hear a hissing sound, immediately leave the area on foot and follow these tips:
* Do not use your telephone, cell phone or any electronic or battery-powered device.
* Do not light matches.
* Do not operate any electrical switch including lights.
* Do not create any other source of ignition or spark that could ignite the gas.
* Evacuate the area on foot.
* Call NW Natural's 24-hour emergency hotline at 1-800-882-3377 once you're away.

NW Natural encourages you to visit https://www.nwnatural.com/Residential/Safety for information about digging safely.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 695,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.
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Police investigating auto-pedestrian fatality in Forest Grove
Forest Grove Police - 04/09/14
At 7:30am this date, police and fire first responders were called to a reported auto vs pedestrian crash in the 3100 block of 18th Avenue. The location is west of Maple Street directly in front of Joseph Gale Elementary School and adjacent to Forest Grove Tuality Hospital.

Upon arrival, officers found two victims with hospital staff members and a citizen doing CPR on one victim. Lifeflight was activated for the most seriously injured victim however canceled after medical personnel pronounced the individual deceased on scene. The second victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries by private vehicle.

Initial investigation reveals that the two subjects were hit by a sport utility vehicle traveling eastbound on 18th Avenue. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with authorities.

Investigators with Forest Grove Police along with members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team are on scene and investigating this crash. 18th Avenue will be closed at Maple Street for the next couple of hours.

Names are not being released at this time as authorities are attempting to locate the next of kin of the deceased, a man in his 40's. No students from the school were involved in this crash.

More information will be released as it becomes available.
Multnomah County Commission proclaims Thursday, April 10th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Youth of the Year Day
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 04/09/14
MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
April 9, 2014


MULTNOMAH COUNTY PROCLAIMS BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND YOUTH OF THE YEAR DAY ON APRIL 10, 2014

County Commissioners to honor five local area Boys & Girls Club youth



WHAT The Multnomah County Commission, led by Chair Marissa Madrigal, will officially proclaim Thursday, April 10, 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Youth of the Year Day in Multnomah County. The proclamation honors five local youth chosen to represent their local Clubs at the annual Portland-area Youth of the Year selection held in March.

The criteria for the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year program calls for youth to represent their personal achievements in the categories of: service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability.

WHO
Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal
Multnomah County Commissioners: Wendt, McKeel, Smith & Shiprack
Erin Hubert, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Youth of the Year representatives:
* Aja (A-sha), representing the Meyer Club in the Sellwood Community
* Israel (Is-ree-ul), representing the Regence Club in the New Columbia community
* Sabrina, representing the Blazers Club in the King neighborhood
* Yesenia (Ya-sen-yah), representing the Wattles Club in Lents
* Portland-area Youth of the Year: Steven, representing the Inukai Club in Hillsboro

WHEN
Thursday, April 10, 2014
10:00 AM

WHERE

The Multnomah Building
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., First Floor Board Room


ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND: Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been serving youth since 1946. The Clubs provide affordable, quality after-school and summer programs designed to help kids develop the qualities needed to achieve academic success, become responsible citizens and leaders, and live healthy lives. Today, the Clubs have grown to operate six facilities located throughout the metropolitan area, along with eight school-based programs in partnership with the Parkrose, Reynolds and Forest Grove School Districts.

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Attached Media Files: Media Alert
Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Gunshot Wound (Victim Identified)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/09/14
The victim in the shooting incident has been identified as Christopher Martinez, age 23, of Salem. Mr. Martinez has been discharged from Salem Hospital and no further information about his medical condition is available at this time.

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Last night at approximately 3:00 a.m. Sheriff's Deputies began receiving reports of multiple guns shots in the 4400 block of Silverton Road NE. Approximately one hour later deputies were called to the Salem Hospital to investigate a male with a gunshot wound to his right knee.

The victim a 23 year old male, of Salem, was taken to Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening injury. The victim told investigators that he was riding his bicycle in the 4400 block of Silverton Road NE when an unknown person operating a dark blue sedan began shooting at him.

Detectives are asking the public for any witnesses who may have seen the incident to please come forward. Specifically detectives are seeking two males on bicycles who helped the victim immediately after he was shot. If you were a witness or may have information regarding this incident please call Detective Christopher Bangs at 503-932-3244. You may remain anonymous.
SE Portland Teen Arrested for Attempt to Elude - Interstate 5 in Salem Area
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
An 18-year old Portland resident was arrested Tuesday night by Oregon State Police (OSP) after he attempted to elude a trooper at speeds in excess of 120 mph for a brief distance on Interstate 5 in Salem area.

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 10:20 p.m., an OSP senior trooper obtained a speed reading on a 2004 Acura passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 at milepost 254 at 95 mph. The trooper lost sight of the vehicle briefly in traffic but spotted it near milepost 257 as it was following too closely behind another vehicle in the left lane. The Acura moved to the center lane and accelerated to over 120 mph as the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver didn't yield to the trooper, continuing at a high rate of speed before 'slowing' to 105 mph near Keizer until stopping north of the Keizer interchange. The trooper, with the help of Keizer police, took OLIVER BRASSARD, age 18, from southeast Portland, into custody for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle. He was also cited for Exceeding the Posted Speed in Excess of 100 mph.

During the traffic stop, a northbound vehicle reportedly slowed to approximately 15 mph as the driver was distracted, looking to the side of the freeway. The vehicle was struck by another northbound vehicle and then a third vehicle almost struck the other two cars. There were no reported injuries. OSP was assisted at the crash scene by Marion County Fire District #1 and Rural Metro ambulance.

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

OSP urges all drivers to focus on getting to where you want to go safely and avoid distractions. When approaching emergency vehicles actively engaged on the side of the highway, don't 'rubberneck' but focus ahead on your driving and move over for the safety of law enforcement and first responders.

No photographs or other information for this release.

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Coast Guard Proposes Changes to Navigational Aid Near Cape Kiwanda, OR, Seeks Public Comment
Oregon Marine Board - 04/09/14
SEATTLE -- The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to make a change to the Aids to Navigation system off Cape Kiwanda near Haystack Rock, Ore., and is seeking public comment.

The proposed change is to the sound signal on Cape Kiwanda Bell Buoy, LLNR 665, from a bell to a whistle. A whistle is more consistent and reliable than a bell, and is easier to maintain due to its durability in an offshore environment.

This sound signal marks Haystack Rock and the beach landing area just south of Cape Kiwanda.

Coast Guard District offices publish a weekly Local Notice to Mariners. The LNM is the official Coast Guard publication that lists current conditions of ATON, proposed changes to ATON, approved marine events and various announcements for waterway safety. A more detailed description and a graphical representation of these proposed changes can be found on the 13th District LNM on the Coast Guard Navigation Center's web site: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict®ion=13.

The LNM lists contact information for mariners to submit comments via mail, phone or email on this or any other proposed change to ATON. If additional information is required, please contact CDR Daryl Peloquin, 13th District Waterways Management Branch Chief, at 206-220-7273.
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State heritage boards meet April 23 in Albany
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/09/14
Three state heritage boards will meet April 23 in Albany, including a joint work session, during the Oregon Heritage Conference.

The Oregon Heritage Commission, the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet for a work session on communications at 9 a.m. in the Albany City Council chambers, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. The session will last for one hour.

The boards will then meet separately. (The details of each meeting are listed below.) Their meetings are open to the public and their agendas include opportunities for public comment. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by call 503-986-0690.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the City Council chambers for a work session on its draft bylaws. The Commission will begin its formal meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Council chambers. Items on the agenda include consideration of four Oregon Heritage Tradition nominations, updates on projects related to the goals in its 2014-2019 Oregon Heritage Plan, and other heritage topics.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The mission of the Oregon Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact coordinator Kyle Jansson at 503-986-0673 or kyle.jansson@oregon.gov .

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The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will meet at 10:15 a.m. in the Albany Masonic Lodge, 431 1st Ave W. Items on its agenda include approval of the 2014 Historic Cemetery Grants, potential legislation, and other topics related to historic cemeteries.

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. More information about commission activities, contact coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or by e-mail at kuri.gill@oregon.gov

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The Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council will meet at 10:15 a.m. at Pizza King, 231 Lyon St. In 1998, the Governor established the Council to oversee and provide advice on Oregon's16 historic trails.

The Council is made up of nine governor-appointed citizens working together to advise the Governor and to locate, preserve and encourage the use of these historic trails. The Council meets three times a year. Guided by local residents and public agency experts, the Council members evaluate and record trail conditions and discuss marking, interpretation and protection of the trails.

The Council's meeting agenda is available at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "Historic Trails").


Attached Media Files: News release
Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 NB Off Ramp at Harvard Avenue in Roseburg
Oregon State Police - 04/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year old Grants Pass woman at the intersection of the northbound Interstate 5 exit ramp at milepost 125 and Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The crash occurred directly in front of Roseburg High School but didn't involve any students. The names of all persons involved are released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on April 8, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 2010 Honda CRV sport utility vehicle driven by GAIL WEAVER, age 56, from Myrtle Creek, was exiting Interstate 5, hit a curb on the west side of the off ramp and drove through brush. The Honda struck a 2005 Subaru Legacy four-door traveling eastbound on Harvard Avenue causing the Subaru to spin and roll once before it came to rest on its wheels. The Honda continued across the intersection hitting a Nissan sport utility vehicle driven by ERIC JENKINS, age 40, from Eagle Point, and then the Honda came to rest on its wheels at the high school parking lot's entrance.

The Subaru's 24-year old driver, MATTHEW CORTEZ, and 23-year old male passenger, G. REINHOLD PRINCE, both from Cave Junction, were seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center. Rear seat passenger LAURA BETH CORTEZ, age 53, from Grants Pass, was transported by ambulance to the hopsital and pronounced deceased after arrival.

WEAVER was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. There is no evidence of alcohol as a contributing factor and she is cooperating with the investigation.

The Nissan's driver and 39-year old female passenger were not injured.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted by Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, ODOT, and Douglas County District Attorney's Office. Trooper Brad Zuver is the lead investigator.

No photographs available for release.

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Community Invited to Celebrate Arbor Day in Beaverton by Planting Trees on April 12
City of Beaverton - 04/09/14
- Beaverton to be recognized as a Tree City USA for twentieth year -

The City of Beaverton has partnered with Friends of Trees to host a tree planting ceremony and Arbor Day celebration on SW Barrows Road at SW 157th Avenue on Saturday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

"The Arbor Day Celebration is another example of community coming together to enhance the livability of Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "During this year's celebration, volunteers will help transform an unkempt lot into a place of beauty."

During the ceremony, the city will be recognized as a Tree City USA for the twentieth year by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Mayor Doyle and the Beaverton City Council will be presented a Tree City USA flag, plaque and community signs.

Following the ceremony, community members will be invited to help plant 40 native trees--16 Douglas firs, 15 Western red cedars, six Pacific dogwoods and three Oregon white oaks.

In order to be recognized as a Tree City USA, communities must meet four requirements:

1. Have a designated tree board, provide a forestry professional or city department that works towards the care of trees in the community
2. Maintain a tree-care ordinance
3. Maintain an active forestry program
4. Host an Arbor Day celebration

Other factors for Beaverton's selection for the award include tree planting, tree preservation, disease management and pruning.

Tree planting can have positive, long-lasting environmental effects. Trees are known to remove carbon dioxide from the air and the cost of tree planting is relatively low.

Beaverton is one of the few cities in Oregon that maintains a full-time tree maintenance program. There are more than 28,700 street trees in Beaverton and 6,564 on city-owned property. New trees are added each year to enhance the quality of neighborhoods.

Tree planting is a national tradition that started with the first Arbor Day on April 10, 1872. This is the eighth year the City of Beaverton has partnered with Friends of Trees to celebrate Arbor Day.

Additional volunteers are needed for this event. If you would like to donate your time or would like more information, please contact Pat Hoff, the city's lead arborist, at 503-526-2237. Refreshments will be provided. In honor of Arbor Day, volunteers will be given native plants at the end of the event.

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

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Last Call: Oregon DHS Direct Care Career Fair in Salem on Friday, April 11
OR Department of Human Services - 04/09/14
Help for local job seekers: The Oregon Department of Human Services will hold a Direct Care Career Fair on Friday, April 11, 2014, highlighting jobs providing care for adults and children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn about a variety of jobs caring for some of Oregon's most vulnerable citizens, for example in the Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU). Help individuals achieve their full potential and improve their quality of life.

This is a great chance to meet DHS site managers, direct care staff and more. They will be available to answer your questions and help you get started with a rewarding career.

Details: DHS Direct Care Career Fair will be held on April 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the AFSCME Building, 1400 Tandem Ave. NE in Salem.


Attached Media Files: Career Fair Poster
04/08/14
Two Hour Search Finds Elderly Man Uninjured After Leaving Vehicle on Foot - Interstate 84 west of Pendleton
Oregon State Police - 04/08/14
A two-hour search on ground and by air Tuesday afternoon in the Pendleton area off Interstate 84 helped find an 80-year old man who walked away from the vehicle he was traveling in with his wife, following a verbal dispute.

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 4:33 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a welfare check call westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 206. Upon arrival, troopers learned the occupants of the vehicle, a couple from Washington State, were involved in a verbal dispute. The 80-year old male driver parked on the freeway shoulder and walked away, leaving his 79-year old wife in the vehicle.

The elderly man walked off the freeway into a hilly area containing numerous draws west of Pendleton. He reportedly has a heart condition and his wife and troopers were concerned for his safety because of the terrain, his medical condition, and the light clothing he was wearing with night approaching.

After troopers searched on foot and viewed the area using binoculars without spotting the man, Umatilla County Search & Rescue was contacted to assist and a LifeFlight helicopter stationed at the Pendleton Airport provided air support.

At approximately 6:47 p.m., the LifeFlight crew spotted the man in a draw, landed near him and confirmed he was not injured. OSP troopers responded to the location on foot and walked him back to the highway.

No arrests were made.

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Aggressive Driving Unit Nabs High Speed Motorcyclist ***Updated with date and time*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/08/14
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When a Deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office Aggressive Driving Unit saw a motorcycle weaving and acting aggressively within its lane of travel he suspected the rider to be up to no good. And as soon as the rider turned onto McCleay Road SE from Cordon Road SE the deputy's suspicion was confirmed.

When the rider later identified as David Ladeby, age 26, of Salem made his turn, he accelerated and rocketed out of sight of the deputies unmarked Ford Mustang. When the deputy finally caught Mr. Ladeby at the intersection of 62nd and McCleay Road SE he followed Mr. Ladeby as he turned onto 62nd. This is when Mr. Ladeby accelerated and the deputy followed initiating his radar as the speeds climbed to over 117 miles per hour. As the deputy activated his lights, Mr. Ladeby continued his acceleration, reaching 133 miles per hour.

Once Mr. Ladeby saw the deputy he immediately pulled over. Mr. Ladeby stated to the deputy that he believed he did not exceed 95 to 97 miles per hour and he was apologetic for his behavior. Mr. Ladeby was cited for careless driving and violation of the maximum speed limit. Careless driving carries a maximum fine of $260.00 and the violation of the maximum speed limit in excess of 100 miles per hour carries a fine of $1150.00 and up to a 90 day license suspension.

With the weather clearing and the roads drying the Sheriff's Office often sees an increase in these types of aggressive driving incidents. The Sheriff's Office wants to take the time to remind the public that we share the roadway and operating any machinery at these high speeds can have a deadly consequence. Please drive safely and obey all traffic laws.

This occurred yesterday approximately 3:00 p.m.


Attached Media Files: 133 MPH
Salem City Club Welcomes Candidates for Four Salem City Council Seats
VanNatta Public Relations - 04/08/14
Salem City Club Welcomes Candidates for Four Salem City Council Seats
Meet Nine Candidates for Four Salem City Council Seats

Friday, April 18th at Noon

Voters will elect four new members of the Salem City Council at next month's Primary Election. Nine candidates are seeking the office. We will meet and hear from nearly all of them at our next meeting Friday noon, April 18th.

In Ward 2, which includes much of southeast Salem, the three candidates are Tom Andersen, Sheronne Blasi and Bradd Swank. Andersen is a trial attorney who has been an active leader in South Central Association of Neighbors; he will be out of the country and will be represented by a substitute. Blasi is a state auditor and a member of the city planning commission; she served on the council in 2012, filling a vacancy by appointment. Swank served as special counsel for the state courts system prior to retirement, and is a former president of Salem City Club.

Ward 4 covers portions of South Salem. The candidates there are Scott Bassett and Steven McCoid. Bassett has retired after 32 years with the state as a budget analyst and performance measurement manager. McCoid has worked for various trade associations, and recently retired as head of the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Ward 6 is located in northeast Salem. Daniel Benjamin and Xue Lor are the candidates. Benjamin is a life insurance agent and has served on the city budget committee and as chairman of the North Lancaster Neighborhood Association. Lor is a state corrections officer and a former member of the Salem Human Rights and Relations Commission.

Ward 8 covers West Salem. Two candidates are seeking the council seat, Jim Lewis and Christopher Proudfoot. Lewis is the executive officer of the Salem Association of Realtors and has been a longtime member of the city planning commission. Proudfoot, another longtime resident, has been a manager and consultant for state and local political campaigns.

Each candidate will be invited to speak for four minutes, outlining his/her qualifications and interests and position on one or two major issues. A question period will follow.

Please join us Friday, April 18, 2014, as we hear from these willing citizens. As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. For lunch reservations please visit our web site at www.salemcityclub.com and register on line. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday April 14
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Portland Police Bureau, beginning today through Monday April 14, 2014.

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

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Gervais School District Kindergarten Registration
Gervais Sch. Dist. - 04/08/14
Gervais School District Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held on May 1, 2014 at Gervais Elementary School 150 Douglas AVE. Gervais, OR.

To register a new kindergarten student, parents must bring the students' birth certificate, immunization records, and emergency phone number information. While parents complete the paperwork, students will be assessed on a variety of readiness skills.

If you have a child that will be age five by September 01, 2014, please call Charlene Weidemann at Gervais Elementary School 503.792.3803 ex2321 to set an appointment between 3:00 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. for Thursday, May 01, 2014.

During the 2014-2015 school year, kindergarten students will continue to be served all day instead of attending a half day.
MESD Board Executive Session 4-15-14 @ 5:30
Multnomah ESD - 04/08/14
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(i): To review and evaluate the employment related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing; and ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.

The agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
We All Have a Role in Helping Kids Grow Up Healthy and Safe (Photo)
Children's Center - 04/08/14
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PORTLAND, OR April 2014 - Throughout the year, Child Abuse Intervention Centers in Oregon play a critical role in making our state a place that prioritizes the health and safety of children.

In Oregon, nearly 70,000 reports of abuse and neglect are made each year, and almost half of the victims are younger than 6.

More than 6,200 children are served by Child Abuse Intervention Centers, which are designed to minimize trauma for children and provide services in a neutral, child-focused environment and as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Children's Center is the Child Abuse Intervention Center serving Clackamas County.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Eradicating child abuse begins by building informed communities who are willing to talk openly about this difficult topic. There are many strategies to help combat the secrecy of child abuse. Here are a few:

* Understand the types of abuse and recognize the symptoms of abuse. Visit www.childabuseintervention.org for more information.
* Share what you learn with others.
* Educate your children in an age appropriate way about child abuse. If you're not sure how, contact your child's physician, teacher, or a local Child Abuse Intervention Center for tips.
* Have courage to report abuse when you suspect it. You could save a child's life. If you suspect a child is being abused in Oregon, please contact your local child welfare office, or call 911.
* Participate in a local child abuse prevention event or activity.

Children's Center, like many Child Abuse Intervention Centers across the state are participating in National Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities and events that highlight the importance of preventing and responding to child abuse. For a list of statewide activities, or to locate a center please visit our website www.childabuseintervention.org.

"This month is a great opportunity to recognize the important work that Child Abuse Intervention Centers are doing to protect and help heal children. We hope that Oregonians will take time to learn about child abuse prevention strategies by visiting our website, or participating in an event or activity in their local community" said Shelly Smith, Board Chair the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers.

For a calendar of local events organized by Children's Center visit www.childrenscenter.cc. You can participate in educational events, or volunteer in support of local activities.

"Children's Center is proud to be a member of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers and to see the creative ways that centers are engaging communities across the state," said Barbara Peschiera, executive director of Children's Center. "We all have work to do to protect and to heal our kids who experience the trauma of abuse every day."

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The Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers is a nonprofit organization, and Accredited State Chapter of the National Children's Alliance, comprised of member centers throughout the State of Oregon. It is our mission to provide a collaborative network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers working together to ensure quality, comprehensive services to provide Oregon's children with the best possible opportunity to grow up healthy and safe.

Founded in 2002, Children's Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is Clackamas County's sole agency providing medical assessments, forensic interviews and family support services to children who are suspected to be victims of child abuse and neglect. Learn more at www.childrenscenter.cc.


Attached Media Files: Children's Center Logo , Children's Center is located at 1713 Penn Lane in Oregon City , Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers Logo
You Called 911 for That?! Week 11
Washington Co. 9-1-1 - 04/08/14
Here's this week's edition of, You Called 911 for That?!

A guy calls 9-1-1 to ask if he could drive through a police roadblock.

Personnel at our 9-1-1 center will not give a citizen permission to drive through any sort of roadblock, so please don't even call and ask!
Salary Review Commission's second meeting and public hearing Apr. 10
City of Vancouver - 04/08/14
The City of Vancouver's Citizen's Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (Salary Review) will hold its second meeting and public hearing Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 415 W 6th St., 2nd Floor, Birch Room.

Parking is available for visitors in the building's south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, metered parking is available on-street. Visitors are welcome to check in with the information desk upon arrival.

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

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

The City of Vancouver's downtown area is served by C-TRAN routes 2, 3, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 41, 44, 47 and 105 Express. Bus schedules are available at City Hall, the Citizens Service Center, and other public buildings. You may reach C-TRAN at www.c-tran.com or (360) 695-0123 for information on times, fares, and routes.
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton announces Command Promotions
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/08/14
Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton recently promoted two Command members to new assignments within the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Captain Linda Yankee has been promoted to Chief Deputy and has been assigned as Chief Deputy of the Business Services Division. Lieutenant Derrick Peterson has been promoted to Captain and assigned as the Facility Commander of the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Linda Yankee has spent the majority of her 27 year career with the Sheriff's Office in Corrections Operations. She has managed the Multnomah County Detention Center, the Multnomah County Inverness Jail, and the Facility Services Section of the Sheriff's Office. In 2005, she was recognized by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association as the Jail Commander of the Year. She has served on various committees for Multnomah County to include the Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team, Gang Suppression, Intervention, Prevention Task Force, the Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Multnomah County Re-Entry Council.

Yankee was born and raised in Brush Prairie, Washington and is the daughter of the late Walter and Regina Satrapa. She graduated from Clark Community College and attended Washington State University, studying Criminal Justice and Public Administration.

Derrick Peterson, a 27 year veteran of the Multnomah County Sheriff's office has been promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned as Facility Commander of one of the largest jail facilities in the state of Oregon network. Peterson has previously been assigned as a shift commander in the jail, in addition to being assigned lateral duties for a period as the CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) and CNT (Corrections Negotiation Team) commander. Peterson moves from his current assignment as the Administrative Lieutenant where he was tasked with overseeing the food services contract, served as County Attorney liaison and managed special projects. Peterson also served as chair of the Probationary Officer's Review Board, assisted with PIO duties and represented MCSO on the Multnomah County Equity and Wellness Team.

Peterson is a long time, active member of NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) and has had the support of the organization in his past and new position. "Captain Peterson is an exceptional appointee for this position" said Roy Jay, NW Chapter President of NOBLE. He's a team player, has the years of experience and is highly respected both inside and outside the department.

Peterson was born in Portland, Oregon and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Administration of Justice at Portland State University. Peterson was raised in Portland, Oregon and is the son of George and Essie Peterson of Tuskegee, Alabama. He has been married to his wife Leslie for 20 years and has a 16 year old son.

Sheriff Dan Staton plans future advancements and administrative changes in an effort to continue to make the Sheriff's Office more responsive to both the public needs and those of the hundreds of employees who strive to provide exemplary service to the citizen's of Multnomah County.

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Search Warrants Served as Part of Ongoing, Multi-Agency Auto Theft Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
Today, Tuesday April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served several search warrants in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing, significant auto theft investigation.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

9609 North Columbia Boulevard (A1 Light Truck and Van Parts)

9101 North Columbia Boulevard (West Coast Car Crushing)

330 North Lotus Isle Drive

516 West Fourth Plain Boulevard (Vancouver, WA)

514 Northwest 40th Street (Vancouver, WA)

A Multnomah County Grand Jury will consider felony charges at a later date.

This is an ongoing investigation involving the following agencies: The Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct and Detective Division, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

No additional information will be released at this time.

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Six People Cited For Selling Alcohol To Minors Following Compliance Check
Forest Grove Police - 04/08/14
The Forest Grove Police Department in a collaborative effort with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the Hillsboro Police Department and in cooperation with the Cornelius Police Department conducted compliance checks at 16 stores and restaurants in the Forest Grove and Cornelius area on Friday April 4th.

Under the direct supervision of police officers, minors were sent into businesses where they attempted to purchase alcohol. Employees at Urban Decanter, Pizza Schmizza and Izgara in Forest Grove sold to the minors and were cited. In Cornelius, citations were issued to employees at Chevron, Leo's Lair and the Union 76 Station after they sold to minors. In all, six employees were cited in the operation.

The minors utilized in this operation were members of the Hillsboro Police Department Cadet Program and were supervised by police officers. This mission was part of the effort of local law enforcement and OLCC in cracking down on area establishments that serve alcohol to minors.

The Forest Grove Police Department will continue to work with our partner agencies in enforcing laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors. More operations are planned for later this year. For information on employee training programs and other questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC
Humaneitarian Awards Ceremony to Honor Local Heroes Caring for Animals (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 04/08/14
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Willamette Humane Society invites the public to attend the 2014 Humaneitarian Awards Ceremony, presented by Capitol Subaru, and sponsored by Salem Electric! All are welcome to attend and support the local heroes of our community who provide compassionate services to pets and people. Each nominee will be recognized for their work, followed by the presentation of awards and a social reception. Dessert, tea and coffee will be served. RSVP not required.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pringle Hall, 606 Church St SE, Salem

2014 Nominees:
, Krista Basto, WHS Volunteer
, Brianna Bouchie, WHS Volunteer
, Barb Cash, WHS Volunteer
, Linda Crosby, WHS Volunteer
, Terri Ellen, WHS Volunteer and Nature's Pet Market Owner
, Lori & Becky Hyde, Bailey's Journey-Canine Swim Therapy Owners
, Terri Jacobson, Pet Photographer
, Madison Kaser, WHS Volunteer
, Jennifer Kaser, WHS Shelter Director
, Krystal Kraig, WHS Volunteer
, Lloyd Rhoades, WHS Volunteer
, Melinda and Carole Rossow, Salem Friends of Felines Volunteers
, Jeanie Sloan, Salem Friends of Felines Director of Operations
, Denise Smith, Animal Advocate
, Idi Vargas and Lost & Found Pets of Salem Volunteers


Awards
, The Humaneitarian Award recognizes a person who exemplifies Willamette Humane Society's mission of providing compassionate services to pets and people. The recipient will receive a hand-cast bronze sculpture by artist Calvin Singer.
, The Golden Paw Award recognizes significant work or deeds for animals, performed in any profession, volunteer role, or private capacity.
, The Young Paw Award recognizes a young adult's actions to help animals, considered for nominees under 18.
, The Volunteer of the Year Award honors a current WHS volunteer for their exemplary service.


Past award recipients include Dr. Sheri Morris, Dr. Mark Stoenner & Juan Lopez of Willamette Valley Animal Hospital, Michelle Blake of Fences for Fido, Adopt-An-Oregon-Dog Blogger Martha Russell, Marsha Chambers of Hope's Haven, Dr. Arlene Brooks of the Last Chance Club, Betty Emerson of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, and WHS volunteers Monte & Barb Turner.

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


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Board of Directors Meeting Monday, April 14, 6:30 PM, District Board Room (1328 N 2nd St, Jefferson)
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 04/08/14
The meeting agenda is posted under "SCHOOL BOARD & DISTRICT" at www.jefferson.k12.or.us by the Thursday preceding the meeting. Items for the agenda can be suggested via email to the board secretary at karen.wusstig@jefferson.k12.or.us by the Monday before the meeting. Audience time is provided at each meeting for community input on agenda items. Audience members addressing the board will be asked to sign in. Except for during executive sessions, meetings are open to the public.


Attached Media Files: Agenda
Deputies Responded to Man Killed by Train
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/08/14
April 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a train struck and killed a man who was on the railroad tracks.

On April 7, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a secluded area, close to SW Tonquin Loop concerning a train crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered there was an unidentified man laying on the train tracks in the path of a northbound Portland and Western (P&W) Railroad train. The tracks were on a raised dike over a wetlands area. The train engineer saw the man about 150 feet prior to striking him. The train was reportedly traveling 30 mph and blew the air horn with no response from the man. Due to the train's heavy weight, it traveled 800 additional feet after striking the man before coming to a full stop.

The man did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man did not have any identification, and investigators are attempting to identify the man using fingerprint analysis. He is described as a white male about 40 years old with a medium build and brown colored hair.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene along with P&W investigators to assist in the investigation. The railroad track was closed until about 3:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.
PF&R crews rescue woman trapped under van with the help of off-duty firefighter
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/08/14
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At 8:40am this morning PF&R crews were sent to NE 65th and Glisan where it was reported that a woman had been hit by a car and was trapped underneath. When PF&R Engine 19 arrived they found one 50 year old female pinned underneath a van. According to witnesses the van had accidentally backed into the woman, she fell and then became trapped underneath; the van appeared to not be aware she was there. An off-duty Portland firefighter was at the scene comforting the trapped woman and providing medical aid when Engine 19 arrived. A ladder truck was called to the scene to provide specialized rescue tools and personnel if needed. Crews were able to free her without further injury and she was transported to OHSU as a trauma system injury. No further details on her injuries available.


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What you don't see can hurt you. A lot.
Pacific Power - 04/08/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 8, 2014
503-813-7291
Tom.gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow: @TomGauntt1

What you don't see can hurt you. A lot.
Look up to make sure ladders, tools are a safe distance from electric wires

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Warmer weather is drawing Northwesterners outdoors for fun as well as home and yard maintenance projects. Before you reach for that ladder, extended pruner or fielder's glove, be conscious of overhead power line locations.

"It is easy to forget that the power lines supplying your house are potentially dangerous," said Gene Morris, Pacific Power's director of health, safety and environment. "Simply moving a metal ladder without being aware of what is overhead could be deadly. Even a momentary electrical contact can have devastating results."

Pacific Power urges its customers to take simple precautions when working or playing outside to help ensure their safety:

"Look up and live "

* Note the location of overhead electrical wires while working and when moving equipment, as well as when installing, removing, cleaning or repairing rain gutters.
* Check for nearby electrical wires when pruning trees. If lines run through or near your tree, don't attempt to cut branches or limbs. Instead, you should call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.
* When painting a house, note where power lines connect to the house and keep ladders, scaffolding and other equipment away from lines.
* If moving, adjusting or installing an antenna or satellite dish, keep well away from electrical wires.
* Be cautious on the roof. Working on a roof may put you closer to an overhead power line than you realize and your focus may be more on keeping your footing than on wire locations. Avoid accidentally touching a line with your head or shoulder or any tool you may be using.
* Playing catch is a time-honored rite of spring, but keep clear of lines so that you always make it home safe.
* Flying kites is another fun part of spring, but do it away from overhead power lines and make sure kids have adult supervision. If a kite becomes tangled in electrical wires, immediately let go of the string and make no attempt to remove the kite. Call Pacific Power at 1-888-221-7070.

As always, stay away to stay safe

* If you spot an electrical wire down, keep everyone out of the area (including pets) and immediately call 9-1-1 or Pacific Power at 1-877-508-5088.
* Never try to move a downed wire or even go near one. Always assume a downed wire is energized and dangerous, even if it isn't sparking. Touching a live line or anything near it-- like a fence or puddle of water--can cause electricity to flow through your body, resulting in serious injury or death.

To learn more about electrical safety or to order free electrical safety materials, call Pacific Power's public safety department toll free at 1-800-375-7085 or visit www.pacificpower.net/safety.

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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Oregon National Guard recognizes April as Month of the Military Child (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/08/14
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SALEM, Ore., - The Oregon National Guard Child and Youth Program is scheduled to sponsor a number of events across the state to acknowledge the sacrifices made by military families in honor of Month of the Military Child.

The Month of the Military Child is a legacy of former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, and is designed to applaud military children and youth for the sacrifices they make to support America's armed forces.

To honor military kids for their sacrifices and courage, this campaign allows for community members and military personnel alike to pay tribute to these military kids for their service.

As part of this nation-wide campaign, the Oregon Guard Youth Program is sponsoring forums from Ontario to Salem to highlight the challenges military children often face when a loved one is called to serve their state and nation. The goal of these events is to celebrate the sacrifice of military families and create a safe environment to help nurture youth and children to share their experiences as military kids.

The program will sponsor sessions at the following locations and dates throughout Oregon:
Eugene: April 12, Young Leaders Conference and Youth Military Ball
Salem: April 15, AG Gilbert Discovery Center
Springfield: April 20, Putters
La Grande: April 22, Cook Memorial Library
Burns: April 26, Burns Armory

Oregon has more than 10,000 children who have a parent currently serving in the military, and hundreds more connected to military service through other relatives. Recognizing this special populations' sacrifice, dedication and their strength is a priority of Month of the Military Child, because when parents serve in the military, their kids serve too.

For more information on the Oregon National Guard Child and Youth Program visit their website at http://www.orng-smfs.org/FP/youth%20program.html
or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-National-Guard-Oregon-Military-Department/63030240817?ref=hl#!/ORNG.ChildandYouthProgram


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UPDATE - ARRESTED: Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-16 Wanted Sex Abuse Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
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Wanted suspect, 34-year-old Carlos Miguel Deleon, turned himself in early this morning to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and was booked into jail.

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted sex abuse suspect

34-year-old Carlos Miguel Deleon has a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after an investigation revealed that Deleon was sexually abusing his teenage daughter.

Deleon is described as a male Hispanic, 5'9" tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, with multiple tattoos on his body.

Anyone seeing Deleon is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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

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

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Mace Winter
Child Abuse Team
(503) 823-0182
mace.winter@portlandoregon.gov

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Oakridge Man Recovering from Injuries After Spending Night in Crash Vehicle along US Forest Service Road southeast of Oakridge (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/08/14
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An Oakridge man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after spending a night in his crashed vehicle off a remote US Forest Service Road near Hills Creek Reservoir southeast of Oakridge.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 1:20 p.m., a citizen driving on US Forest Service Road 23 near milepost 11 south of Highway 58 came upon a vehicle crashed along side the road with an injured man lying outside next to the car. The injured man, RUSSELL B. HAYES, age 59, from Oakridge, was conscious and got himself removed from the vehicle after crashing Sunday afternoon, April 6, at about 4:00 p.m.

The citizen who spotted the car and injured man had to drive to Oakridge where he reported the incident and Oakridge Fire Department personnel responded.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Senior Trooper Marshall Maher was on boat patrol at Hills Creek Reservoir and saw the emergency responders. He returned to shore and drove to the scene in the OSP pickup to investigate. Preliminary investigation indicates HAYES was negotiating a right curve, traveled across the road and struck several trees.

HAYES was transported by ambulance to a nearby landing site where an air ambulance took him to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious, non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by US Forest Service law enforcement.

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Tigard Police Arrest Arson Suspect
Tigard Police - 04/08/14
Two alert citizens helped police locate an arson suspect over the weekend. The incident occurred Friday, April 4th at approximately 7:20 pm. A Tigard couple was driving in the area of Burnham and Main Streets in Tigard when they spotted a suspicious man leaving the area where a vehicle appeared on fire. The couple called 9-1-1 and within minutes, Tigard Police Officers along with TVF&R arrived at the location. Shortly after, police located and detained a suspect in the area fitting the description obtained from the witnesses.

The investigation revealed that the suspect, 48 year-old Charles Wayne Bliss, allegedly forced entry into two company vehicles in a parking lot behind Perma Treat, located 12525 SW Main St. in Tigard. Bloodied articles located by police at the scene of the fire appeared consistent with visible cuts sustained by the suspect. The two Perma Treat vehicles involved had several windows shattered and interior contents strewn about the parking lot. TVF&R was able to extinguish the fire before the vehicles became fully involved preventing spreading to any nearby structures.

Bliss was transported and lodged at the Washington County Jail. He is charged with Arson II, Unauthorized Entry Into a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief and Theft II. Bliss also had a warrant issued out of Washington.
Search Warrant Served at North Portland Car Crushing Business
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
Today, Tuesday April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served a search warrant at West Coast Car Crushing, located at 9101 North Columbia Boulevard, as part of an ongoing auto theft investigation.

A media briefing will be held outside the business at 2:30 p.m.

No additional information is available at this time.

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Sandy River Basin restoration receives State Land Board Award (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 04/08/14
Left to right: Sec. of State Kate Brown, Lisa Northrup, Patrick Hawe, Mark McCollister, Greg Wanner, Bill Westbrook, John Huston and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler
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Project hailed for efforts to restore native fish habitat

Salem - The State Land Board at their April 8 meeting presented the 2013 Stream Project Award to the many organizations involved in the Sandy River Basin Habitat Restoration in the Welches, Oregon area. The project is part of a large-scale, multi-year effort to restore habitat for federally listed spring Chinook, coho salmon and winter steelhead in the Sandy River Basin.

The component completed in 2013 included restoration efforts in the Salmon River and Still Creek, a tributary to the Zigzag River in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Activities included reconnecting isolated habitats; installing 25 large-wood habitat structures; and restoring riparian vegetation and watershed processes. The activities increased side channel habitat by nearly 7,000 feet, which greatly improved adult spawning and juvenile rearing habitat for native fish.

"This project is about partnerships and a long-term vision," said Secretary of State Kate Brown, who presented the award. "The Land Board appreciates the many volunteers, agencies and citizens dedicated to this important effort to restore fish habitat in the Sandy River Basin." Brown noted that funding for the project came from the City of Portland, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Bureau of Land Management, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Ecotrust, NOAA Restoration Center, Carol & Velma Saling Foundation, and the Boeing Company.

The project was led by The Freshwater Trust, on behalf of the Sandy River Basin Partners, a coalition of government agencies, the local watershed council, private interests and non-profits dedicated to restoring Endangered Species Act-listed salmon and steelhead.

"This was truly a cooperative effort, and one that not only benefits native fish, but shows the magnitude of what can be accomplished when organizations and dedicated volunteers work together to restore important habitat," said project leader Mark McCollister of The Freshwater Trust.

The State Land Board is marking their tenth year of giving awards for projects and efforts that promote responsible, sustainable stewardship of state resources or that benefit Department of State Lands-related programs. Since 2004, 25 projects have been honored, representing all regions of Oregon.

The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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Attached Media Files: Left to right: Sec. of State Kate Brown, Lisa Northrup, Patrick Hawe, Mark McCollister, Greg Wanner, Bill Westbrook, John Huston and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler
Media Advisory: PCC to celebrate new buildings at Southeast Center
PCC - 04/08/14
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is celebrating the opening of the new Southeast Center Library and Student Commons Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. All media are invited. The ceremony, which coincides with PCC's annual High School Counselor Orientation Day happening at the center, will include tours of the buildings, remarks by local and state leaders and a ribbon-cutting. Refreshments will be served.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Friday, April 11.

WHERE: Third Floor, Student Commons Building, Southeast Center (2305 SE 82nd and Division). View campus map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#se.

WHO: Speakers include PCC President Jeremy Brown; Southeast/Extended Learning Campus President Jessica Howard; Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer; Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz; and Walsh Construction Project Manager Jeff Patton.

WHAT: The ceremony signifies PCC's ongoing transformation of the Southeast Center into a comprehensive, full-service campus. The Student Commons Building is a new three-story, 66,000-square-foot building that houses an expanded bookstore, five science classrooms/labs, six general purpose classrooms, four career technical education/computer classrooms, a new answer center for better student service delivery and a new STEM center. The Library is a three-story, 40,000-square-foot facility that contains the Student Computing Center, Student Learning Center (including tutoring services), Volunteer Literacy Center, traditional library services, four classrooms and study areas.

FACTSHEET: http://bond.pcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SE-Center-Fact-Sheet-April-2014.pdf

For more information on the PCC Bond Program: http://bond.pcc.edu/.


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

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Kelso Superintendent Search Community Input Meeting
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 04/08/14
The Kelso School District Board of Directors welcomes community and staff input regarding the hiring of a new superintendent to lead our district. The community is invited to attend an open input meeting tonight, Tuesday April 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the KHS Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit input on:

* Characteristics and qualities seen in a new superintendent
* Challenges for the district in the future
* Strengths and unique qualities of the Kelso community and district

For more information on the Superintendent Search Process please visit the Kelso School District Webpage.

http://www.kelso.wednet.edu/AboutKSD/Superintendent/SuperintendentSearch
Consumer alert: Long-term care insurance rates on the rise, talk to your financial adviser about what is right for you
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 04/08/14
As long-term care insurance rates continue to rise, the Oregon Insurance Division is urging consumers to carefully examine their options and how this type of insurance fits into their overall financial strategy.

"Consumers facing rate increases may have options to reduce their premiums," said Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali. "For consumers thinking of buying this type of insurance, it's important to consider whether it complements their long-term financial goals."

In recent months, the Insurance Division has approved long-term care rate increases affecting more than 29,000 Oregonians, and several other rate increases are pending. The division has reduced the increases during the review process - companies originally requested an average 45 percent increase, but the division approved an average 26 percent increase.

"While these increases are still significant for consumers, they are much lower than what was originally requested," Cali said. "By reducing the rate increases, we hope to give policyholders the ability to maintain their coverage or to adjust their benefits so that they can still afford it and be able to access benefits should they need long-term care."

Long-term care insurance covers people who are chronically ill in a variety of settings - at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home, for example. Typically, people begin paying premium before they need benefits. They become eligible for benefits if they can no longer perform certain daily activities such as eating, dressing, or bathing or if they have a mental impairment such as dementia.

Long-term care is a relatively new type of insurance and insurers nationwide have been raising rates over the past several years. That's due to the fact that policyholders kept their policies longer than expected and are living longer than projected, using more benefits. In addition, low interest rate returns are not keeping pace with increases in the costs of long-term care services.

Consumers will receive letters from their insurance companies at least 45 days before an increase takes effect. The Insurance Division has also asked companies to notify policyholders of their intentions for future rate increases.

In many cases, consumers facing rate increases can reduce their premium by reducing the benefits covered by their policy. For example, they could reduce their inflation protection, which means their policy would cover a smaller percentage of the costs of care in the future. Other options for reducing benefits range from reducing the daily benefit amount to shortening the benefit period.

Deciding how to pay for long-term care services should be part of your overall retirement planning, Cali said. As part of National Retirement Planning Week (April 7-11), the National Retirement Planning Coalition has collected the latest resources to help consumers and financial professionals focus on long-term financial goals, available at www.retireonyourterms.org.

A summary of the recent long-term care rate increases in Oregon is attached. For a complete list of all the policies affected as well as pending requests, go to http://www.oregonhealthrates.org/?pg=ltc_welcome.html. For general information about long-term care insurance, go to http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/insurance/gethelp/long-term-care/Pages/ltc_overview.aspx or call the Insurance Division consumer advocates at 1-888-877-4894.


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OSP Bend Troopers Targeting Distracted Driving-Related Violations During "Distracted Driving Awareness" Month (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/08/14
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During April, the Oregon State Police (OSP) is joining law enforcement and traffic safety partners to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month.

OSP, ODOT, law enforcement in Oregon and around the nation, along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) consider distracted driving to be an emerging highway safety issue that must be addressed. OSP troopers will be participating in a special week of enforcement, April 10 - 15, as well as other dates during the month. Enforcement efforts will be stepped up toward preventing traffic crashes that may be connected with distracted driving.

During the special enforcement week, the OSP Bend Area Command office will put extra troopers on patrol during unannounced times using ODOT-provided roadway departure grant overtime funding targeting Highway 20 (east and west), Highway 97 (north and south), and Highway 126 west of Redmond. Distracted driving-related behavior may be factors in roadway departure crashes such as head-on, sideswiping another vehicle, fail to obey traffic control devices, fail to maintain lane of travel, and rolling over or colliding with a fixed object off the highway.

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

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

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

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

Note: Since Oregon's cell phone law went into effect in January 2010, OSP troopers during the next four years (2010 - 2013) reported over 21,000 enforcement contacts resulting in more than 8,100 citations and 13,000 warnings. Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 9 changed Oregon's traffic offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device from a class D violation to a class C violation. The minimum fine for a class C violation is $142, and the fine for this offense can be as high as $500.The fines increase is aimed at reducing the number of crashes that involve a driver talking on a handheld phone or texting. Since the penalty change took effect, OSP troopers during the first two months of 2014 reported 460 citations and 381 warnings.

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY TODAY: Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/08/14
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert

(Portland, OR) April 7, 2014 - Sneak a peek at one of the programs supported by annual concert. Something Grand is an important cause in the Portland Metro area that helps fund after-school music programs.

WHAT:
You are invited to a MEDIA OPPORTUNITY during a music class at the Gresham Salvation Army Music Academy, an after-school music program. The Music Academy is one of the only such programs in the Portland- Gresham area supported by the upcoming 3rdth annual "Something Grand" concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 19, 2014.

WHO:
Open to all media, this is an opportunity to see students in music class, get interviews with instructor Major James Sullivan and with Michael Allen Harrison's protege and former Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy student, 18-year-old Hailey Rowden. Hailey will perform at an upcoming concert, "Something Grand" on Saturday, April 19th at 1pm. She has also been invited to play in "Ten Grands" as a professional pianist. Michael Allen Harrison plans to be present as well for interviews.

Long-time Portlander and local musician Michael Allen Harrison, along with 9 other gifted pianists, both professionals and youth, will perform in concert on April 19th as they play 10 grand pianos together to raise funding for The Salvation Army's after-school music programs.

WHEN:
MUSIC CLASS: TODAY Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:30-5pm.

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy
473 SE 194th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army
503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org .

INTERVIEWS:
*Major James Sullivan - Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps and Community Center and oversees the Music Academy
*Hailey Rowden - Former student at The Salvation Army's Music Academy and current professional pianist in both "Something Grand" and "Ten Grands"
*Michael Allen Harrison - professional pianist who puts on this concert
*Current music students benefiting from the concert



DETAILS:

Five youth protege pianists and five professional pianists, including Michael Allen Harrison, will be performing on the "Something Grand" concert stage, pairing the talent of the youth with the experience of the professionals for one extraordinary show! Proceeds from this event will benefit The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs.

Music is often one of the least accessible programs in schools and one of the first programs to be cut. Support of this event will not only provide more tools for local youth to experience the magic of playing an instrument, reading music, and singing in a choir; it will also provide kids a safe environment to find peace with new friends, learn from mentors, and embrace a passion for music.

The Gresham Music Academy is supported by Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison's annual "Something Grand" fundraiser for The Salvation Army. 80% of proceeds go to Salvation Army programs. We can also provide b-roll via edited, non-discreet audio digital video file of another programs helped by this event: The Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton. That QuickTime file is in 720x480 30fps format, available upon request.

This concert is more than just ten performers on a stage; it embodies everything that is music and connects aspiring youth to the professionals of today. It truly shows how music can transform the youth in our community.

The Salvation Army has a limited number of FREE media tickets for the Saturday afternoon concert. The concert starts at 1pm on April 19th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you are interested in attending, please contact Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army, at 503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org by Thursday, April 17th to make arrangements.

For more information on this event or to buy tickets, please visit www.somethinggrandportland.com.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States.

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org.

People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Explore faculty and student work at WSU Vancouver Research Showcase
WSU Vancouver - 04/08/14
VANCOUVER, WASH. -- The public is invited to explore a wide variety of faculty and student research, scholarship and artistic expression on April 17 at the 11th Annual WSU Vancouver Research Showcase. All events are free.

More than 90 displays from across campus will be on view from 8 to 11 a.m. at Firstenburg Student Commons. Students and faculty will be on hand to discuss their work with viewers.

The presentations will explore such topics as the Columbia River ecosystem, mobile storytelling, the effects of hormones on hearing, environmental contaminants in ordinary household products, cultural diversity and end-of-life care. The presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges, with an awards ceremony at noon.

Afternoon events move to the Dengerink Administration Building, where Charles Brandt will deliver the keynote address at 1 p.m. in Room 129. Brandt is director of the Coastal Sciences Division of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate. He will discuss "Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Ocean Energy in the Pacific Northwest." A reception follows at 2 p.m. in Room 130.

A History Research Showcase concludes the day at 3 p.m. in Room 129. Students and graduate students in history will discuss topics such as food and the feminist revolution, and ethnic relations in China at the time of the Communist Revolution.

The Research Showcase is sponsored by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.

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Sunshine Partners with Zupan's Markets to Give Families a Ray of Hope
Portland Police Bureau - 04/08/14
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division & Zupan's Markets will partner for the 25th annual Ray of Hope spring food drive, raising food and awareness for local families struggling with year-round food insecurity. The food drive runs April 1st through April 30th, 2014, at all four Zupan's Markets locations. Customers can donate $5 or $10 at the register, giving food support for local families in need or donate food items in collection barrels at each store.

"Since its establishment in 1975, Zupan's Markets has been passionate about giving back to the local Portland community," said Zupan's Markets president Mike Zupan. "We are proud to be partnering with an organization like the Sunshine Division with one of the highest efficiency ratings, where $0.94 of every dollar goes to programs to help people in need."

"Zupan's Markets has supported the Sunshine Division during times when the only food in our inventory came from their stores or their customers", explains Sunshine Division's Officer Phil Kent. "The community should know that without partners like Zupan's we would not be able to provide families, seniors, and veterans with food assistance in times of crisis - hard times that effect Portlanders year-round, not just at the holidays." Many families receiving support from Sunshine Division's food programs are direct referrals from the Portland Police Bureau and have been pulled from human trafficking situations, reside in at-risk, low-income communities, or have been affected by domestic violence and are living in transitional shelters or hotels. As first responders, the police are the first to answer the call for help and often the first to see when a person or family is in crisis.

"The Sunshine Division is a really important tool for officers to be able to engage families in areas where our presence may only be associated with crime prevention" says Officer Dave Thoman. "The Sunshine Division food boxes and officer referral cards are a way to open communication, so that families feel positively connected to us and reach out to us when they need our help." Thoman is a school resource officer, and accesses Sunshine Division services for families in Portland Public Schools.

In 1923, the Sunshine Division was started on the philosophy that "no one should commit a crime due to hunger". Nonprofits addressing food insecurity, such as Sunshine Division, and community policing programs managed through the Portland Police Bureau, help to positively reverse the effects of poverty on crime making more productive communities.

About Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week at their warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to those in need at any time. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently used clothing to those in need. For more information, visit www.sunshinedivision.org

About Zupan's Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that has served Portland's food-loving community for 38 years. Zupan's Markets, with four locations, focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com or stay in touch at www.facebook.com/ZupansMarketsPortland. ###
Wells Fargo introduces interactive "Get College Ready" web site for parents and college-bound students (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 04/08/14
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High school graduation is coming up fast for students and parents in the Pacific Northwest. To help them prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo has launched the Get College Ready website at www.wellsfargomedia.com/GetCollegeReady.

The new, interactive site provides information about how to prepare a financial plan for college, education award letters, financing products and resources, and options to cover non-tuition expenses such as books, meal plans, rent, campus events, cell phone and movies.

"As a father of three, I can relate to the questions that parents and students ask when trying to understand all the factors that go into paying for a college education," said John Rasmussen, head of Wells Fargo's Education Financial Services.

"The Get College Ready website is a user-friendly interface that will help bring clarity to the financial milestones that parents and students face when preparing for college," Rasmussen added. "We're in the business of serving customers and working collaboratively to position them for success. This tool is a key ingredient to help them achieve their dream of a higher education."

The Get College Ready website includes the following features:

Knowledge Check: An interactive quiz to test knowledge and understanding of the different financial responsibilities involved in getting a college education.

Calculator: The Wells Fargo's College Cost Calculator can help provide an estimate of how much money someone might need to borrow annually for college.

Mr. Fellows Videos: A fun video series featuring Mr. Fellows, a college "advisor" who explains the ins and outs of the college financial aid journey in five easy steps.

Website visitors can also learn more about Wells Fargo's products and services for students, such as insurance, college credit cards, bank accounts and Hands on Banking (an interactive program to help kids, teens, young adults and adults learn about the basics of finances and money management).

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,000 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). The firm has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

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Urban League of Portland Acts to Address Widening Black Employment Gap
Urban League of Portland - 04/08/14
April 8, 2014
Portland, OR--Following the release of the National Urban League' s 38th edition of the State of Black America(R) - One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, last Thursday, the Urban League of Portland is announcing plans to address the widening Black jobs gap in Oregon.
The National Urban League's 2014 State of Black America report, which looks at income and wealth gaps and the urgency of the un- and under-employment crisis, conveys the principle of the widening inequality between the few who are reaping the rewards of economic recovery and the majority who are still reeling from the aftershocks of the Great Recession. The Urban League of Portland's 2014 State of Black Oregon report is due for release in the fall of 2014 and will offer and in-depth illustration of the social and economic reality of Black Oregonians.
As the overall unemployment rate in Oregon continues to decline, the official unemployment rate for Black Oregonians is 17.6%- more than double the rate for the state as a whole. About 30% of Black Oregonians are underemployed in part-time work.
In response, the Urban League of Portland is providing direct help to jobseekers through its annual Career Fair to be held on April 22nd at the Lloyd District Doubletree Hotel. The fair will feature more than 50 employers who are looking to diversify their workforce. The organization has also directed additional resources and staffing towards its Workforce Department, which provides services to individual jobseekers, to respond to the growing demand in the African American community for job-seeker support, especially amongst the long-tern unemployed.
"As the National Urban League's report is drawing the national spotlight to the issue of the Black Employment Gap, it's important to note that in Oregon, not only do these employment disparities persist, they are actually worse than the national average," said Michael Alexander, President and CEO of the Urban League of Portland. "Our response to this crisis is to bridge this employment gap by building a well-qualified workforce with employment services, and advocating for more equitable employment policies, while working alongside our dedicated partners in the private sector who are committed to diversity and who recognize the Urban League is an unparalleled resource to connect them with talented and qualified diverse candidates in our city and region."
The Urban League plans to intensify its advocacy to Close the Black Employment Gap, through campaigns aimed at increasing employment opportunities for African Americans in the City of Portland and around the state. The organization is currently engaged in campaigns to increase employment opportunities for Community Health Workers, and will soon launch a campaign to reduce employment barriers to job-seekers with previous criminal convictions.



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The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. We are a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League. Our 21st Annual Career Connections Job Fair, will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (by Hilton), near the Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, 97232). Over 50 employers participated and 500 patrons attended the Career Connections job fair in 2013, and this year is poised to have even more employers who are actively seeking to hire. For more information visit http://ulpdx.org
The Urban League of Portland released the 2009 State of Black Oregon, an in-depth report that offers commentary and analysis about research focusing on key social and economic indicators. Modeled after the National Urban League's State of Black America, this report compares the status of Oregon's African American population with the majority population, measuring progress or decline in several areas. Finally, it is a road map for action, featuring calls for specific, proven, effective ways to eliminate the state's gaps in income, wealth, health, social progress and educational attainment. The 2014 follow-up will be released this fall. Like the original, the new project will be fully informed by Black Oregonians across the State. It will be owned by, written by and for the community, covering the places in urban and rural Oregon, where the presence of the Black community is often overlooked. These Oregonians will be paramount in telling their own story. The report will illuminate the experiences of Black Oregonians all over the state, including Eugene, Bend, Coos Bay and Eastern and rural Oregon. The State of Black Oregon 2014 will provide an opportunity for many to tell their story for the first time.
Salem Hospital offers opportunities for new volunteers
Salem Health - 04/08/14
Salem Hospital is looking for new volunteers to help in a variety of ways--including way finding and offering assistance at the newly remodeled Salem Cancer Institute.

"We're looking for people who would like to be an integral part of the Salem Hospital family to help patients, families, visitors, and our hospital staff," said Earlene Naylor, volunteer services manager. "Volunteering provides a great opportunity to experience health care and make a contribution to health care in our community."

Volunteer opportunities include:

* Providing information and guiding patients throughout Salem Cancer Institute
* Greeting and way finding on Salem Hospital campus and at Walton House
* Helping in reception areas

Volunteer perks include:

* Free flu shot annually
* Discount cards for local and online businesses
* Meal tickets
* Free fountain drink
* Ongoing hospital education
* Discounts at the hospital fitness center and cafeteria
* Discount at hospital retail pharmacy (after 90-day trial period and ending when you retire from volunteering)
* Studies have shown that people who volunteer improve their health and well-being, feel better about themselves, and live longer!

Volunteers typically provide service once a week for four hours either in the morning or afternoon. Hospital volunteers range in age from 14 to 94 and demonstrate excellent customer service at every turn. Contact Volunteer Services at 503-561-5277 or apply online through salemhealth.org (click on "Careers" and then "Volunteer Opportunities").

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Half million Oregonians still need to file tax returns
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 04/08/14
The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding nearly 500,000 Oregonians that they still need to file personal income tax returns by the April 15 filing deadline. That's only one week away.

"Based on last year's totals, we expect another 470,000 returns by April 15," said Megan Denison, Policy and Systems Manager for Revenue. "That's nearly one-third of all the returns we receive during tax season."

Revenue says about one million personal income tax returns have been processed already this year. Oregonians are overwhelmingly filing returns electronically, with a statewide average of almost 92%. The agency says that's a good thing for taxpayers.

"E-filing gets returns processed faster," Denison added. "Filing electronically and requesting direct deposit is always the fastest way to get your refund."

Besides filing electronically, Revenue encouraged anyone who hasn't filed yet to:

* Double check your math and make sure all the required forms are included in your return. Tax preparation software can help prevent little mistakes that will slow processing of your return.

* Remember that an extension to file is not an extension to pay. Oregon honors a filing extension issued by the IRS, but interest on your tax-to-pay starts accumulating from the day the return was originally due.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments, or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204. Due to the number of calls Revenue receives during tax season, you may experience extended waiting times.

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Presenting the 2014 Class of Oregon Heritage Trees
Oregon Travel Experience - 04/08/14
On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program will introduce three new heritage trees in a public ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The statewide dedication will take place at Veneta Zumwalt Park (near Eugene) where a plaque will be unveiled in honor of the Ellmaker Grove, a group of trees located within the park.

Oregon Travel Experience will host the event in partnership with the Friends of Zumwalt Park. Featured speakers at the event include Megan Clark, great, great granddaughter of Enos and Elizabeth Ellmaker. Clark's ancestors built their farm and blacksmith shop on an 1857 Donation Land Claim, using the tree canopy as shelter for their livestock, and as a pathway from a branch of the Applegate Trail to their smithy.

Doug Card, a retired University of Oregon sociology professor and local historian, will give a brief presentation as will members of the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee and the Oregon Travel Information Council.

Two other heritage trees will be honored in separate events later this summer, but will be inducted into the Class of 2014 Heritage Trees at Friday's dedication. The R.V. Short Fir, located in Wilsonville, and the Aurora Colony Black Walnut, share in this year's honors.

Among the Ellmaker Grove's incense cedars and big leaf maples, a magnificent tree affectionately known to Oregon Country Fair goers as the "mother oak," stands as testament to the care it has received over the ages. From the local Kalupuya to the first European settlers, the tree stood sentry as the Ellmakers harvested cord-wood and wheat to help fund the construction of Deady Hall at the UO.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony and will find other tree-related and Earth Day activities occurring regionally during Oregon Arbor Week.

Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) oversees the official Oregon Heritage Tree Program and is a semi-independent state agency located in Salem with a focus on transportation-related services. OTE builds programs that help drive new traffic into nearby communities, contributing to local economic prosperity. The agency manages 29 rest areas across the state, permits highway logo signs and administers to two heritage programs: Heritage Trees and Historical Markers.
Speed a factor in rollover accident; streetlight severed (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/08/14
Patient freed, being pulled from the car
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A Longview woman escaped serious injury this morning after she lost control of her vehicle. She was traveling Northbound on NE Nichols Boulevard at a reportedly high rate of speed just before 5:30 AM. Unable to maintain control, the car careened off the roadway crashing through a streetlight pole. The light pole tumbled into the roadway as her vehicle flipped over onto its top.

Police officers arrived on the scene, forced their way into the badly damaged car, and began to render aid. A Longview Fire Engine and Paramedic unit arrived soon after to continue the rescue effort. They deployed a standby fire hose as a precaution as the woman remained trapped in her vehicle. After the arrival of additional personnel, the firefighters pulled the woman from the wreckage. AMR paramedics transported her urgently to St John Medical Center for trauma care.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by police. Based on initial witness reports, excessive speed is suspected as a contributing factor to the incident.


Attached Media Files: Patient freed, being pulled from the car , Firefighters work to free trapped woman
04/07/14
Shots Fired Inside Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Bar - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
On Monday April 7, 2014, at 10:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Papa Son's Bar, located at 12525 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting inside the bar.

Officers arrived in the area were flagged down by a witness who told police that the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Powell Boulevard.

Multiple officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, canvassed the neighborhood looking for the suspect but did not locate anyone matching his description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, wearing a hoody and some kind of mask.

There are no reported injuries and officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the shooting. Officers did locate evidence of gunfire inside the bar but it is unclear why the suspect fired a gun or why he was inside the bar.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening.

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Downtown Business Robbed at Knifepoint - Suspect Fled the Area
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
This evening, Monday April 9, 2014, at 8:34 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Peterson's on Yamhill, located at 115 Southwest Yamhill Street, on the report that someone robbed the employee at knifepoint.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect robbed the business while armed with a knife, then ran out the door.

The suspect was described as a white male, 21 to 26 years old, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, medium build, possibly bald, wearing glasses, wearing a black t-shirt, and black pants.

Officers canvassed the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

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

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Drive-By Shooting Investigation in Northeast Portland's Piedmont Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
This evening, Monday April 7, 2014, at 7:31 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of a drive-by shooting in the 200 block of Northeast Lombard Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and learned that a residence on the South side of the street was hit by gunfire. There were no gunshot victims located at the scene but officers are speaking with several witnesses who were outside when the shots were fired.

At this point in the investigation there is no additional information to share and the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Northeast Lombard Street is closed both directions to all traffic, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Mallory Avenue as the investigation develops.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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Update #2: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of Forest Grove (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people on Highway 47 at NW Verboort Road north of Forest Grove. The deceased individuals names are released in this update.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., OSP, WCSO, local fire and emergency responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 47 near NW Verboort Road about a mile north of Forest Grove. Upon arrival, two people in a passenger vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initial scene investigation indicates at 2002 Hyundai four-door passenger car driven by a 18-year old female was stopped westbound on NW Verboort Road. The car pulled into the path of a northbound 1996 Freightliner box truck driven by CORY JORDAN, age 44, from Gaston. JORDAN had little time to react before the collision and both vehicles came to rest blocking the highway.

The car's female driver and 19-year old female passenger, both from northwest Portland, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The are identified as driver KIDEN ESTHER DILLA and passenger AYAN MOHAMED OSMAN.

JORDAN was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. The 32,000 lb. truck he was driving was unloaded.

All involved persons were using safety restraints.

Highway 47 was closed in both directions with ODOT personnel on scene coordinating a traffic detour for 5 hours.

OSP troopers and OSP collision reconstructionists from the North Plains, McMinnville, Portland, and St. Helens offices responded to the scene. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Forest Grove Police Department, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. A chaplain from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with initial next of kin notification.

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Vancouver celebrates Arbor Day Wednesday and year-round
City of Vancouver - 04/07/14
Join the festivities from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday at Esther Short Park, Sixth and Columbia Streets, in downtown Vancouver, for the City of Vancouver's annual Arbor Day celebration. This year's celebration theme - "Our Trees, Our Future" - highlights the benefits urban trees bring now and for years to come.

The event features a ceremonial tree planting, giveaway of free tree seedlings, children's crafts and activities, Mac Award ceremony and a presentation of awards to the City of Vancouver and Clark Public Utilities' urban forest efforts.

Councilmember Larry Smith will accept the award honoring Vancouver as a Tree City USA for the 25th consecutive year and, for further commitment to promoting urban tree canopy, the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award.

It has been 142 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. The first official Arbor Day was created by Morton and celebrated in Nebraska in 1872. In the years following that first Arbor Day, Morton's idea spread beyond Nebraska and today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever.

Every tree planted in Vancouver decreases stormwater runoff, increases neighborhood livability, reduces energy costs and adds value to property.

The City of Vancouver and state of Washington are officially celebrating Arbor Day on April 9 this year. But for many in Vancouver, every day is Arbor Day. The Urban Forestry Commission is recognizing these dedicated community members through a new program. The Tree Canopy Achievement Program (TreeCAP) is rewarding those who do their part to grow and maintain a healthy urban forest on their properties.

Groups already recognized by TreeCAP include the Bella Vista Neighborhood, Cascade Consulting at West 29th and Washington streets, and Burgerville at 2200 East Fourth Plain Boulevard.

"Property owners like these are needed if we are to achieve our goal of a 28 percent tree canopy by 2030." said Urban Forestry Commission Chairman Tim Carper. "Vancouver's tree canopy is a critical component of our community's vitality, health and prosperity."

The Vancouver Urban Forestry Commission invites groups, businesses, and individual property owners to participate in TreeCAP. For more information, visit www.cityofvancouver/urbanforestry or call (360) 487-8308.

Throughout the month of April and on into the year, Vancouver residents will find additional opportunities to celebrate and enhance our community's trees.

Participate in Arbor Month at home by planting a tree on private property, providing proper care to existing trees, or contacting Vancouver Urban Forestry, a branch of the city's Department of Public Works, to learn about other ways to get involved in community efforts to restore tree canopy in Vancouver.

The public is also invited to join in a community tree planting on Saturday, April 12 at Gretchen Fraser Park, Southeast 155th Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard. Tools, gloves, and training will be provided. Just dress appropriately for the day's weather and show up ready to plant!

For a complete listing of activities, including times and locations, visit the Urban Forestry webpage, or www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry, or call (360)487-8308.
Tualatin / Sherwood Road open again
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/07/14
Update- Tualatin / Sherwood Road has been cleared and the roadway is back open again.

There were no injuries and no citations issued as a result of the incident.
Forest conservation program application period now open
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/07/14
Applications are now being accepted for a program created to protect the future of Oregon's forests. The "Forest Legacy" program helps landowners with the conservation of forests threatened by risk of parcelization or new development.

Forest Legacy is a national cooperative forestry program of the U.S. Forest Service that seeks to conserve private forest lands that may be lost to non-forest uses. This voluntary program provides financial incentives -- via conservation easements, land acquisition or land donation -- for private landowners to protect environmentally important "working forest" areas threatened by development, fragmentation and other non-forest uses.

The Forest Legacy Program is designed to support state efforts to keep forestlands viable, and retain actively managed forests. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) administers the program in Oregon. Applications for Forest Legacy funding are now being accepted for Fiscal Year 2016.

Letters of interest and property descriptions must be submitted to ODF by May 16, 2014. Letters should describe the project's strengths with respect to the three national Forest Legacy Program scoring criteria. The three criteria are: importance of natural resources; threat from conversion to non-forest use; and strategic with respect the property's relevance or contribution to existing or emerging conservation initiatives.

To be eligible, the private forest lands seeking Forest Legacy Program funding must be within one of six Forest Legacy Areas designated in Oregon (see map: http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/docs/legacy/oregonforestlegacyareas.pdf ).
Letters of interest should be signed and submitted by a legal representative of the landowner, or include a letter signed by a legal representative of the landowner indicating permission to submit the Letter of Interest on the landowner's behalf.

Timelines
Project nominations consisting of a 3-4 page letter of interest, with a property description attached, must be submitted by close of business May 16, 2014, to:

Jarrett Caston
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97310

Oregon's Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee reviews submitted Letters of Interest to decide which applicants will be invited to complete a formal application. Formal applications are developed using the national Forest Legacy Information System (FLIS) to ensure uniformity with project submissions from other states.

About Forest Legacy
Oregon welcomed its first Forest Legacy Program project in September 2007 when the City of Eugene worked with a private landowner to preserve more than 25 acres of oak habitat in Lane County's South Eugene Hills. Currently, Oregon has two projects awaiting federal fiscal year 2013 appropriation, both in eastern Oregon. Gilchrist Forest is ranked 6th nationally; followed by the Blue Mountain Heritage, ranked 11th nationally.

A conservation easement is a legal restriction placed on a piece of property to protect a specific resource, or several resources, such as a working forest. By stripping off certain property rights to the property - such as development rights - conservation easements can be used to keep forestlands for forestry purposes in perpetuity for enjoyment by future generations.

For more information:
Fiscal Year (FY) Forest Legacy Program Project Application Instructions
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/docs/legacy/FY%202015%20Oregon%20Application%20Instructions.pdf

Oregon's Forest Legacy Areas
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/docs/legacy/oregonforestlegacyareas.pdf

Oregon Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/privateforests/StewardshipCoordinatingCommittee.shtml.

Oregon Forest Legacy Program Website
http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/privateforests/ForestLegacy.shtml

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A Conversation Piece: PCC program builds students' English skills through a 'Cafe' (Photo)
PCC - 04/07/14
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SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Student Sophia Clark's favorite place to be is at the Conversation Cafe.

The native of Denmark isn't going because of good coffee, tasty tea or a solid Wi-Fi connection. She goes every Friday afternoon to the tutoring center at the Southeast Center (2305 S.E. 82nd Ave.) for the conversations with native and non-native English speakers. It's all part of Portland Community College English for Speakers of other Languages Program's effort to help its students practice their English and improve skills through a series of fun learning activities outside of the classroom. The Cafe, which isn't restricted to ESOL students at the campus (everyone and anyone is welcome), gives attendees a chance to socialize with other students and members of the community to build their skills.

"It's always hard to adapt to a new culture," said Clark, a student in the college's Project Degree, Future Connect and Multicultural Academic programs. "I think a lot of students come to Conversation Cafe because they don't know anybody in the U.S. and they feel lonely and want to meet people. I think Conversation Cafe is very important for the Southeast Center because there are a lot more people here from different countries."

The Conversation Cafe is a collaboration effort between PCC and community partners. Representatives from PCC's Career Pathways Program, Employment and Academic Advising offices, student government and the Women's Resource Center have donated time and services to enhance the learning of the ESOL students. Plus, representatives from the Employment Department, Portland Police, Portland Parks and Recreation, and various healthcare providers have visited to speak on a wide range of topics such as U.S. history and government, citizenship, voting, healthcare, health and nutrition, emergency preparedness, employment, and many others. As part of the Cafe, students have taken field trips to the Bonneville Dam, Belmont Fire House, Oregon Historical Society and OMSI.

ESOL student Oscar Sanchez is from Mexico and has been in America for the past 12 years. Between delivering food to restaurants, working in construction and running a cleaning business, Sanchez said he needs to be able to clearly communicate with his employees, coworkers and clients. He has attended the Conversation Cafe since it started and feels it's been a big help.

"My goal is to just improve my English," Sanchez said. "I meet new people and have fun with them and share cultures. That's why I come here. I try to say to people that don't speak English much at home to come to Conversation Cafe because it's a good place to practice your English."

PCC's Adult Basic Education/GED Manager Tanya Batazhan said the conversation program started in 2011 as part of a state civics grant for the Southeast ESOL Program. The original vision of the Cafe was to enhance students' language learning outside of the classroom in a non-traditional learning environment and connect students to other resources on campus. But as the Cafe has grown, so has the responsibilities of the students, who routinely help with set up and take down of the Cafe, organize discussion topics and develop activities that showcase their cultures. She said that the Cafe plays a key role in retention through the engagement activities.

"Our original purpose was focused on language and getting people to have some experience outside of the classroom to where they can use their conversation skills and improve," Batazhan said. "What I'm seeing now is students still have that aspect, but they're now building relationships on the campus with other students, other programs as well as with faculty and staff. It now has a wider reach and a wider purpose."

Sophia Clark, the Dane who is working on reading and writing development courses at the center, can't wait to attend the Conversation Cafe each Friday of the term.

"It's more like a community where people gather as a family and are happy," she said. "We learn a lot."




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

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


Attached Media Files: Sophia Clark , PCC ESOL students chat during a recent Conversation Café at the Southeast Center
Historic cemeteries workshop slated for April 23 in Albany
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/07/14
A workshop that provides basic information about the care and development of historic cemeteries will be offered April 23 in Albany.

The Historic Cemeteries 101 workshop, presented by the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries, will include information about four key areas of cemetery operation: recordkeeping, mapping, protection and public events. The workshop presenters are veteran cemetery enthusiasts from several regions of the state.

The commission maintains a list of all historic cemeteries in Oregon, provides grants, and helps train people in the care of cemeteries, including grave markers, structures, railings and curbs, ironwork, fencing and historic plantings. There are approximately 850 listed historic cemeteries in Oregon.

The workshop is part of the Oregon Heritage Conference, but may be registered for separately. There is a $10 fee for workshop registration. Workshop registration is required and can be done by using the form at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/docs/2014_OHC_Registration_Form1nonfillable.pdf

For more information about the Heritage Conference, visit the conference website at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx or contact commission coordinator Kuri Gill at kuri.gill@oregon.gov
Winners of 2014 Urban & Community Forestry awards announced (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/07/14
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In celebration of Oregon Arbor Week (April 7-13), Oregon Community Trees (OCT) - the state's urban and community forestry council - announces the 2014 recipients of the Oregon Urban and Community Forestry Awards.

The award recipients are:

Tree City of the Year: City of Philomath

In 2013, the City of Philomath removed many scrub and crabapple trees from an area that had long been an eyesore as people entered the city. The city enlisted help from a local grade school to help plant 47 trees on the newly-cleared land. Not only did the kids have fun while planting the trees, they also learned about the importance of trees and the benefits they provide. As the trees grow, they will beautify the area and provide shade for a local creek. The project has been a huge success and the city has received numerous compliments from local citizens. Water samples have already shown a decrease in stream temperature as well as reduced levels of some chemicals in the stream. Recognizing Philomath's accomplishments in promoting healthy urban and community trees is especially appropriate in 2014, which marks Philomath's 20th year as a Tree City USA.

Organization Award: Greenworks

GreenWorks is a landscape architecture and urban design practice based in Portland, Oregon, and has been working with the City of Portland Parks & Recreation Department to design Werbin Park -- the first developed park in the Cully Neighborhood in northeast Portland. During the summer 2013, GreenWorks provided outreach for underprivileged neighborhood children, using the park project to teach the children about park design and construction. GreenWorks partnered with Verde and Hacienda's Expresiones after school program to develop six weeks of activities for 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Student participants visited the Werbin Park project site, other similar parks, and the GreenWorks office, learned about the design process, experienced firsthand how construction drawings are developed, and engaged in activities to develop their own design skills. Through this unique outreach effort, GreenWorks demonstrated their support for the Cully Neighborhood's commitment to social equity and provided an amazing learning opportunity for local children, who will ultimately become the primary users of Werbin Park. GreenWorks greatly deserves recognition for including this exceptional outreach effort in the design phase of their scope of work.

Individual Award: Laura Lesher

Laura Lesher has made outstanding contributions to urban forestry in the Salem area. She has served on the City of Salem's Shade Tree Advisory Committee, the Oregon Community Trees board of directors, and is a Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI) graduate. She has also served on the City of Salem's tree advisory board for 7 years -- as chair for the last 5 years. During that time she has shown the highest degree of professionalism, diplomacy, and courtesy in often difficult and emotional tree hearings before the committee. She also has served on the several other sub-committees related to Salem's urban forest, including the current street tree code revision committee. She often utilizes her expertise in team building and collaboration and acts as an advisor and mentor to others who are interested in trees. Laura has advocated for trees by serving on Oregon Community Trees' Board of Directors for 5 years, where she provided valuable expertise in board development and team building. Laura exudes positive energy in all undertakings and has a true passion for trees and the urban forest.

Organization Award: Angell Job Corps

Angell Job Corps receives this award in recognition of this organization's success and continued efforts in teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent citizens. They strive to place their students in meaningful jobs or on track for additional education. Angell Job Core has directly influenced many students to achieve their goal of becoming arborists. After graduating from Angell Job Core, many students have earned positions with commercial urban forestry companies such as General Tree Service, Collier Arbor Care, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, and other arboriculture-related companies. We salute Angell Job Corps for their contributions to social justice as well as their excellent track record in training young professionals in community forestry.

About These Awards
For the 21st year, the O.C.T. awards recognize individuals and organizations for their exceptional, inspiring accomplishments and leadership in enhancing Oregon's urban and community forests.

Anyone can make nominations for these awards, which are given annually for leadership in community and urban forestry.

For more information, please visit: www.oregoncommunitytrees.org


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The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market set for May 3rd
The Rosewood Initiative - 04/07/14
PORTLAND, Ore., (April 1, 2014, 2013) - The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market will be on Saturday May 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside The Rosewood Initiative building located at 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon. The event is free and open to the public allowing shoppers the opportunity to find the right gift for mom or spend some quality time together. If you're looking for an opportunity to support local artisans and try delicious food, The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market is just the place.

When asked about The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market Executive Director Jenny Glass said, "This is going to be another great opportunity for the Rosewood community to showcase its many diverse and talented residents to the broader area. We really look forward to inviting everyone out to see and experience what the community has to offer." The Mother's Day Market will be the second time The Rosewood Initiative has hosted a seasonal market. In December the organization held its first ever Holiday Market with over 30 vendors offering a wide variety of products for sale.

The original idea for the market grew out of a need in the community for small home based and roadside businesses to have an indoor location for operation during the rainy season. The Rosewood Initiative wanted to do more for those who have the entrepreneurial spirit in the area. Currently at their 16126 SE Stark location The Rosewood Initiative offers small businesses and entrepreneurs support and training through programs ran by MercyCorps Northwest and Portland State University's Small Business Outreach program.

The Rosewood Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Rosewood area a desirable place to live, work and play. By partnering with residents, apartment managers and owners, businesses, churches, social services agencies, neighborhood associations, and public safety agencies to create space for the community to come together to meet their common goals. For more information about The Rosewood Initiative or The Rosewood Initiative Mother's Day Market you can contact them on the web at rosewoodinitiative.org or call (503) 208-2562.
Pacific University to Refresh University Center at Forest Grove Campus
Pacific University - 04/07/14
FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Pacific University, with the assistance of longtime food service provider Aramark, will refresh the Washburne University Center and expand offerings in time for the 2014 fall semester.

Construction will begin this spring on the soon-to-be new look of the University Center, which will provide significantly more amenities and conveniences to students, employees and guests as part of the university's ongoing partnership with Aramark.

Design and construction of the project will be a partnership between Portland-based firms Opsis Architecture, inici Group, Inc. and Walsh Construction Co.

The refresh of the University Center is designed with the students in mind. New paint, carpeting, décor, bathrooms and entryways on the first floor of the building will provide better access and a more contemporary environment for dining and leisure.

In addition to the expanded dining and lounge areas, the refresh will also feature an expanded kitchen and food serving stations, as well as a fully licensed Starbucks location. And, the Boxer Bistro convenience store that provides takeout options and other everyday essentials will be altered to take the shape and feel of Aramark's highly successful Provisions on Demand market concept.

Provisions on Demand combines a corner store feel with the style of a modern market, featuring grab-and-go dining choices for any time of day, including breakfast sandwiches, burritos, wraps, salads, soft drinks and snacks commonly found in convenience stores.

The University Center refresh will also include renovated space for the Pacific University Bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, which will move into the east side of the building from its current off-campus location.

The refresh is part of a new dining services agreement Pacific has entered into with Aramark following a competitive request-for-proposals process in which bids from three vendors were evaluated by a group of students, employees and administrators.

In addition to the building remodel, Pacific's new agreement with Aramark includes more meal plan opportunities, including an "all-access" option for Pacific students and employees, and expanded hours of service at both the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses.

Aramark has partnered with Pacific University for many years and is a strong proponent of the university's commitment to sustainability. Together, Pacific and Aramark donate excess food to area shelters, compost food waste, provide reusable to-go containers and employ a student sustainability intern. Aramark also strives to prepare foods that are raised, grown, harvested and produced locally.

The University Center refresh joins the ongoing construction of the new 200-bed residence hall, Lincoln Park complex improvements and other projects as part of the Forest Grove campus transformations taking place this summer.

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Founded in 1849, Pacific University (Ore.) is a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. The university consists of colleges of Arts & Sciences, Optometry, Education, Health Professions and Business, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn.

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people's lives through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.


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2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Beaverton Police Department - 04/07/14
Only 30 years ago, crime victims had virtually no rights and no assistance. The criminal justice system often seemed indifferent to their needs. Victims were commonly excluded from courtrooms and denied the chance to speak at sentencing. They had no access to victim compensation or services to help rebuild their lives. There were few avenues to deal with their emotional and physical wounds. Victims were on their own to recover their health, security, and dignity.

Today, the nation has made dramatic progress in securing rights, protections, and services for victims. Every state has enacted victims' rights laws and all have victim compensation programs. More than 10,000 victim service agencies now help people throughout the country. In 1984, Congress passed the bipartisan Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), which created a national fund to ease victims' suffering. Financed not by taxpayers but by fines and penalties paid by offenders, the Crime Victims Fund supports victim services, such as rape crisis and domestic violence programs and victim compensation programs that pay many of victims' out-of-pocket expenses from the crime, such as counseling, funeral expenses, and lost wages.

Victims' rights advocates have scored remarkable victories over the last 30 years. But there is still a lot of work to be done. As we move forward, we are increasingly expanding our reach to previously underserved victim populations, including victims of color, American Indians and Alaska Natives, adults molested as children, victims of elder abuse, and LGBTQ victims. Over three decades, VOCA pioneered support efforts for victims of once-hidden crimes, like domestic and sexual violence. Today, we are shining a spotlight on other abuses that have long been unreported and often not prosecuted--hate and bias crimes, bullying, and sex and labor trafficking, among others.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week will be held April 6-12 in communities throughout the nation. In Washington, DC, the U.S. Department of Justice will kick off the week with OVC's annual Service Awards Ceremony to honor outstanding individuals and programs that serve victims of crime. Law enforcement agencies in Washington County will observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week with a fundraising BBQ hosted by the Washington County DA's Office, this event is open to the public. The funds raised by this event will be used for emergency services for victims in Washington County. The BBQ will be held on April 8, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Services Building Cafeteria located at 155 N. First Ave. Hillsboro, Oregon 97124.

The Beaverton Police Department will have advocates at this event talking about our new app that is available on Apple products. This app provides victims with fast access to contact information for many resources that are available as well as victims' rights. The app is free and is available in the Apple app store and can be found by searching Beaverton Police. The goal of this app is to provide victims an easy and safe way to locate all the rights and resources that are available to them. Many times victims are afraid to use the home computer to search for help; this app allows the victim to search for help in a safe place.
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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigation at Port of Brookings Leads to Water Pollution Charge for Boat Captain (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/07/14
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A commercial crab boat captain was cited by an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper for Water Pollution in the First Degree related to an investigation into last week's dumping of an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings in Curry County.

During the night of April 1 and early morning hours of April 2, boat captain CHARLES CASE, age 48, from Brookings, and the crew of "Ann Me", a commercial crab boat, allegedly dumped the mink carcasses into the port waters. During the morning of April 2, the Port Manager contacted law enforcement and the Department of Environmental Quality to investigate and determine who was responsible. That morning, Port of Brookings workers began coordinating the removal of the rotten mink carcasses from the port waters.

During the weekend, port workers had retrieved approximately 3,000 pounds of bloated, floating carcasses out of the water as the workers were forced to wear protective clothing and masks lined with "Vicks" vapor rub to combat the smell. Clean up is continuing as the mink continue to float to the surface.

On April 5, an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper assigned to the investigation contacted CASE and the boat's crew for interviews. Based on the investigation, CASE was cited to appear in Curry County Circuit Court for one count of Water Pollution in the First Degree, a class B felony.

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Correction - media staging area
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/07/14
The media staging area is at the Century Hotel on Nyberg, not the Grand Hotel.
UPDATE - Homicide Detectives Investigating the Death of a 44-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man dropped off at Portland Adventist Medical Center on Sunday morning.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy this morning and determined that 44-year-old Victor "Todd" Howell died of a stab wound.

Detectives served a search warrant early this morning at 14630 Southeast Caruthers Street in connection with this investigation and believe that it is the location of the stabbing.

Detectives have authorized the release of a photo of Todd Howell to assist the public with helping solve this case.

There have been no arrests and there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information about this case, or anyone who lives in the area of 14630 Southeast Caruthers Street with information about the stabbing, is asked to contact Detective Molly Daul at (503) 823-0991, molly.daul@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457, rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

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This morning, Sunday April 6, 2014, at 9:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report that a 44-year-old man arrived by private car, suffering from a stab wound.

Officers arrived at the hospital and learned that the man died after medical staff was unable to save him.

Homicide detectives have been called to the hospital and are in the very early stages of a death investigation.

At this point, it is not known where the stabbing occurred and police are asking that anyone with information call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Tualatin / Sherwood Road blocked in Tualatin
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/07/14
Eastbound Tualatin / Sherwood Road is partially blocked at at SW Martinazzi Avenue due to a commercial vehicle that has lost its load.

A commercial vehicle transporting large steel beams lost its load, damaging the cab.

Drivers can expect traffic tie ups and long delays in Tualatin. Tualatin Police ask that motorist avoid the area if possible.

More info to follow.

Media please park in the Grand Hotel Parking lot for access.
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Locates Suspect Vehicle
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office reports the suspicious vehicle and driver reported on Ballston Road outside of Sheridan has been identified.

The vehicle and driver of the suspicious vehicle reported to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office on Monday, March 31st has been located and is of no further interest. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone for their concern and assistance in locating the suspicious vehicle.

Family members located the vehicle at a McMinnville business on Saturday afternoon, April 5th. The driver and owner of the vehicle was cooperative with Sheriff's Deputies, and stated he had driven to the Sheridan area to look for and purchase boat parts and became lost while looking for the business. Sheriff's Deputies were able to confirm the driver and his dog had been to the area on the day of the reported incident looking for the boat shop, and ultimately made a purchase there.

The boat shop is located at 27234 Ballston Road and is approximately 1.75 miles west of the Sheridan family's farm.

Questions regarding this incident may be directed to Captain Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office at 503-434-7440.
Focused School Zone Traffic Safety
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on the morning of April 3, 2014, his office focused patrol efforts in various speed zones near several schools in Linn County. The focused efforts were emphasized during the morning commute. These schools included Hamilton Creek School in Lebanon, Central Linn Elementary in Halsey, Mari Linn School in Lyons and Clover Ridge School in Albany. The deputies stopped 17 vehicles for various violations, ranging from seat belt violations to speed violations. Our goal was to educate drivers and remind citizens of traffic safety within school zones. Sheriff Bruce Riley holds our children's safety as a priority and we will continue more random enforcement of school zones in the future. Please remember the posted school speed zones are there for a reason. Please continue to drive safe.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY TOMORROW: Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/07/14
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert

(Portland, OR) April 7, 2014 - Sneak a peek at one of the programs supported by annual concert. Something Grand is an important cause in the Portland Metro area that helps fund after-school music programs.

WHAT:
You are invited to a MEDIA OPPORTUNITY during a music class at the Gresham Salvation Army Music Academy, an after-school music program. The Music Academy is one of the only such programs in the Portland- Gresham area supported by the upcoming 3rdth annual "Something Grand" concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 19, 2014.

WHO:
Open to all media, this is an opportunity to see students in music class, get interviews with instructor Major James Sullivan and with Michael Allen Harrison's protege and former Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy student, 18-year-old Hailey Rowden. Hailey will perform at an upcoming concert, "Something Grand" on Saturday, April 19th at 1pm. She has also been invited to play in "Ten Grands" as a professional pianist. Michael Allen Harrison plans to be present as well for interviews.

Long-time Portlander and local musician Michael Allen Harrison, along with 9 other gifted pianists, both professionals and youth, will perform in concert on April 19th as they play 10 grand pianos together to raise funding for The Salvation Army's after-school music programs.

WHEN:
MUSIC CLASS: TOMORROW Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:30-5pm.

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy
473 SE 194th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army
503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org .

INTERVIEWS:
*Major James Sullivan - Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps and Community Center and oversees the Music Academy
*Hailey Rowden - Former student at The Salvation Army's Music Academy and current professional pianist in both "Something Grand" and "Ten Grands"
*Michael Allen Harrison - professional pianist who puts on this concert
*Current music students benefiting from the concert



DETAILS:

Five youth protege pianists and five professional pianists, including Michael Allen Harrison, will be performing on the "Something Grand" concert stage, pairing the talent of the youth with the experience of the professionals for one extraordinary show! Proceeds from this event will benefit The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs.

Music is often one of the least accessible programs in schools and one of the first programs to be cut. Support of this event will not only provide more tools for local youth to experience the magic of playing an instrument, reading music, and singing in a choir; it will also provide kids a safe environment to find peace with new friends, learn from mentors, and embrace a passion for music.

The Gresham Music Academy is supported by Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison's annual "Something Grand" fundraiser for The Salvation Army. 80% of proceeds go to Salvation Army programs. We can also provide b-roll via edited, non-discreet audio digital video file of another programs helped by this event: The Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton. That QuickTime file is in 720x480 30fps format, available upon request.

This concert is more than just ten performers on a stage; it embodies everything that is music and connects aspiring youth to the professionals of today. It truly shows how music can transform the youth in our community.

The Salvation Army has a limited number of FREE media tickets for the Saturday afternoon concert. The concert starts at 1pm on April 19th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you are interested in attending, please contact Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army, at 503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org by Thursday, April 17th to make arrangements.

For more information on this event or to buy tickets, please visit www.somethinggrandportland.com.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States.

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org.

People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Police Still Seeking Tips on Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-13 Plaid Pantry Armed Robbery (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On February 21, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Plaid Pantry store, located at 6010 Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect entered the store and browsed the candy section. The suspect selected some candy bars and approached the clerk to pay. After the clerk rang up the candy bars, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect reached over the counter and pulled an undisclosed amount of money from the register before running out of the store. The clerk was not injured during the robbery.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 60th Avenue. A neighborhood search using a Police K-9 Unit did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 40s, 5'8" tall, and 190 pounds.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to aid the public in identifying this suspect to detectives.

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

In addition to any Crime Stoppers reward, Plaid Pantry is offering an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. To be eligible for this additional reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.

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

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

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

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Oregon History Museum Opens New "Lincoln's Legacy" Exhibition (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 04/07/14
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Rare Documents and Artifacts Pay Tribute to America's 16th President
Opens Saturday, April 12

Portland, OR - Following on the heels of its successful "Windows on America" exhibit, which featured some of the nation's most treasured historical artifacts and manuscripts, the Oregon History Museum will open on Saturday, April 12 an original exhibit highlighting the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Entitled, "2 Years, 1 Month: Lincoln's Legacy," the exhibition focuses on the time period between January 1, 1863, when Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and January 31, 1865, when Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution banning slavery.

"Seven score and nine years have passed since Abraham Lincoln's death," said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk, "but his remarkable life and legacy continue to fascinate Americans. This incredible exhibit offers a unique opportunity to better understand one of America's greatest leaders and what was certainly the most challenging time in our nation's history."

The exhibit features extremely rare documents and artifacts from the Mark Family Collection, the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, and the holdings of the Oregon Historical Society. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to see a first printing of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln; a House of Representatives official copy of the Thirteenth Amendment, personally signed by the then members of Congress and United States Senators; military uniform shoulder straps worn by General William T. Sherman, the actual pen that President Lincoln used in 1862 to sign the Act of Emancipation for the Territories , and pieces of fabric from both the coat that Lincoln was wearing and the seat in which he was sitting the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theater. In addition, the exhibit includes numerous Civil War-era costumes that were worn by actors in director Steven Spielberg's Academy Award winning movie, Lincoln.

The exhibit also features a touch-screen video game, "Lincoln's Challenge," which will allow visitors to test their knowledge of America's 16th President and the Civil War.

To kick off the exhibit on Saturday, distinguished actor and Lincoln portrayer Steve Holgate will give his "Town Hall" program on Saturday, April 12 at 11 AM and 2 PM. With a striking resemblance to Lincoln, Holgate captivates his audiences through this exciting living history performance.

MEDIA NOTE
Media are welcome to preview and tour the exhibit April 8-10. Please contact Rachel Randles at 503.306.5221 or rachel.randles@ohs.org to schedule a time for a tour. Media are also welcome to attend the exhibit opening reception for OHS members on Friday, April 11, at 5:30 PM - please RSVP to Rachel Randles if you are planning to attend.

AVAILABLE PRESS PHOTOS & CREDITS

1)Emancipation Proclamation | Original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1863. Credit Shapell Manuscript Collection

2)Photograph of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1864 | This rare image of Lee is one of only eight known photographs featuring him in full military uniform. The photographer, Julian Vannerson, served in the Virginia Infantry's 24th Battalion and was well regarded for his photographs of Confederate leaders. Credit Mark Family Collection

3)Thirteenth Amendment | On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States. This official House of Representatives copy of the Amendment from December 18, 1865, on vellum, was signed by Speaker Schuyler Colfax, Clerk Edward McPherson, thirty-four senators, and ninety representatives. Credit Mark Family Collection

4)Damask from Lincoln's chair at Ford's Theatre, 1865 | Credit Mark Family Collection

5)Snare drum played at Lincoln's funeral, 1865 | William Henry Brooks, a Union soldier and future Portland resident, played this drum as part of the consolidated drum corps during President Lincoln's funeral procession from Springfield to the Oak Ridge Cemetery in May 1865. Credit Oregon Historical Society.

6)Lincoln Challenge Interactive Game

About the Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, school programs, and website content.
The Oregon History Museum is located at 1200 SW Park Avenue in downtown Portland. Museum hours are Monday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from Noon - 5 PM. Admission is always free for Multnomah County residents. Visitor information and a list of current exhibits can be found at WWW.OHS.ORG.


Attached Media Files: Photography of Lincoln Challenge Interactive Game in exhibit hall , Snare drum played at Lincoln’s funeral, 1865 | Credit Oregon Historical Society , Damask from Lincoln’s chair at Ford’s Theatre, 1865 | Credit Mark Family Collection , Thirteenth Amendment | Credit Mark Family Collection , 2) Photograph of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 1864 | Credit Mark Family Collection , Original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1863. Credit Shapell Manuscript Collection
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 2014 Spring Awards Ceremony
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Sheriff Daniel Staton will host the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office's Semi-Annual Award Ceremony. This ceremony will honor citizens and members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and partnering agencies.

Awards being presented at the ceremony include a Purple Heart award, Distinguished Service award, twenty-one Lifesaving-Suicide Prevention and four Lifesaving Awards, one Citation, and two Sheriff's Awards along with others. There will be thirty-eight total awards presented during this ceremony.

The ceremony is open to the public and community members and media are invited and encouraged to attend as we recognize exemplary service and actions which went above and beyond.


Attached Media Files: MCSO Awards PR
Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on Cedar Hills Blvd (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 04/07/14
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On April 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Beaverton Police Officers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on SW Cedar Hills Blvd at SW Huntington Ave.

When officers arrived they saw that this crash involved two cars and one motorcycle. The motorcycle operator had been thrown from the motorcycle and had been struck by a vehicle that was travelling northbound. It appeared that the motorcycle was attempting to pass a vehicle in the right lane and struck a red Volkswagen that was stopped in the left lane to turn onto SW Huntington Ave. This collision caused the motorcycle operator to leave the motorcycle and he slid into the right lane and was then struck by a silver Mazda.

The motorcycle operated is identified as Adam Jarman, 35 years of age from Beaverton. Mr. Jarman sustained major injuries from this collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Jarman's next of kin has been notified.

This incident is being investigated by the Beaverton Police Department and members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART).

Expect that SW Cedar Hills Blvd. north and southbound in this area will be closed for at least several more hours for the safety of the investigators.
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Go! Calendars, Games & Toys Joins Lancaster Mall (Photo)
Lancaster Mall - 04/07/14
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Salem Ore.- Go! Calendars, Games & Toys is now open at Lancaster Mall. After experiencing superior sales as a temporary tenant at Lancaster Mall during the holiday season, operator Calendar Holdings LLC will remain in the 4,810 square foot space. The store offers board games, brain teasers, puzzlers, puzzles, and high quality toys that are durable, educational and fun. From the most popular, to the hard-to-find and all of the classics. A new and unique selection of 2015 calendars will be restocked in September.

Calendar Holdings LLC, based in Austin, Texas, is America's premier seasonal retailer of calendar, game, and toy products. The first stores opened in 1993 and more than a thousand stores are operating in malls across the United States under the Go! Calendars, Go! Games and Go! Toys brands. Stores range in size from free-standing kiosks to a 6,000 square foot multi-concept superstore.

"Lancaster Mall welcomes Go! Calendars, Games & Toys, we are excited to have this unique business join the Mall family", said Bunni Oslund-Fisk, Mall Manager. Go! Calendars, Games & Toys joins the strong list of local, regional and national tenants at Lancaster Mall including Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft, Macy's, Pier 1 Imports, Sears, Sports Authority and Regal Cinemas. Lancaster Mall is owned by Lancaster Development, LLC, and managed by C.E. John Company, Inc.

For more information on Go! Calendars, Games & Toys and the growing list of tenants at Lancaster Mall visit www.lancastermall.com.


Attached Media Files: Go! Calendars, Games & Toys at Lancaster Mall
Forestry Board to meet in Canyonville 4-14, tour Douglas Complex site 4-15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/07/14
On April 15 the Board of Forestry will tour the site of Oregon's largest wildfire of 2013, the 48,000-acre Douglas Complex near Glendale. At its business meeting in Canyonville on April 14, the board will address agenda items on water quality, management of state forests, and other topics.

Highlights from the April 14 meeting include:

STREAM PROTECTION RULE ANALYSIS
Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) staff will report on ongoing work involving possible new forest practice rules designed to maintain cold water in streams. With the board, they will also discuss emerging policy issues pertaining to riparian (streamside) protection.

COMPLIANCE WITH LEAVE-TREE AND DOWNED-WOOD REGULATIONS
Landowners in Oregon's Coast Range are 97 percent compliant with forest practice regulations that require them to leave green trees or snags and downed logs when conducting clearcut timber harvests, according to a completed study. The Oregon Forest Practices Act calls for their retention to provide wildlife habitat and maintain healthy soil.

ALTERNATIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS
ODF staff will describe progress in evaluating alternative forest management plans for the northwestern Oregon state-owned forests. Last June, the board directed ODF to explore alternative forest management plans that would be financially viable and improve conservation outcomes.

HIGH-VALUE CONSERVATION AREAS
The board will receive an update on ODF's efforts to implement an administrative rule change adopted last year that created the new "high-value conservation area" land management classification on state-owned forests.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FORESTS
A board subcommittee on federal forests will update the full board on its draft work plan. The subcommittee focuses on federal forest policy issues, with an aim to help the board interact with the governor's office, the Oregon congressional delegation, the Legislature and others on management of the 18 million acres of federally owned forestland in the state.

APRIL 14 MEETING DETAILS
The board meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Birch-Cedar Room at the Seven Feathers Convention Center, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, in Canyonville. A general public comment period is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board takes them up. Agenda materials are available at www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, (2014 meeting link).

SPECIAL NEEDS
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours in advance, at 503-945-7200.

APRIL 15 FIELD TOUR DETAILS
The board will meet for a field tour outside of Glendale near the site of the 2013 Douglas Complex fires. The tour will examine the complexity of forest management, wildfire management, and post-fire salvage and restoration operations in the context of multiple public and private landowner objectives. A tour briefing will be held at 8 a.m. in the Cedar Room at the Seven Feathers Convention Center in Canyonville. Members of the public wishing to join the tour are asked to provide their own lunch and potentially their own transportation if additional van seating is unavailable.

ABOUT THE BOARD
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov.

ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at www.oregon.gov/odf.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office expands TouchPay kiosk services, now accepts inmate trust account deposits
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) which is continuing to roll out jail kiosk capabilities as part of its agreement with Securus Technologies and through their partnership with TouchPay Holdings, LLC has now enabled the TouchPay jail lobby kiosks to receive cash/credit/debit deposits for inmate trust accounts in addition to the Securus Advance Connect payment services already being accepted. TouchPay kiosks are currently installed in the lobbies of both the Multnomah County Detention Center and the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. The TouchPay kiosks do not accept monies for self-bail processes at this time. Additional capabilities are expected to continue to roll out over the next several months.

The TouchPay kiosks provide greater convenience and more payment options for individuals making deposits to offender accounts. Family and friends of offenders in custody are now able to deposit funds in cash or with a credit/debit card through the TouchPay kiosks. In addition, deposits to inmate trust accounts will now be accepted through the TouchPay website portal and/or their toll-free 1-800 number (1-866-232-1899) allowing loved ones to deposit monies without having to travel to one of the jail facilities to complete a transaction. Costs and fees associated with handling these transactions, previously absorbed by MCSO, will now be collected by the vendor at no cost to the Sheriff's Office. The TouchPay kiosk located in the Multnomah County Inverness Jail lobby will be available for visitor use during lobby hours. The Multnomah County Detention Center kiosk will have 24 hour access in the jail lobby.

An additional TouchPay intake cash-handling kiosk will automate offender booking deposits at MCSO. The intake kiosk will count offender's coin and cash in bulk during the booking process, relieving MCSO staff from having to manually count incoming monies and increasing efficiencies in Sheriff's Office operations. Once installation and testing is completed, full implementation of the kiosk system will introduce greater security and auditing functionality as recommended by the County Auditor's office as part of an Inmate Welfare Fund audit from 2011.

The MCSO is committed to providing exemplary service and quality, cost effective prevention, intervention and detention services to the communities of Multnomah County. Partnerships such as these increase operational efficiencies and mitigate the increasing costs of managing these services. As part of our agreement with Securus Technologies and its partnership with TouchPay Holdings, LLC., work is continuing on installation and introduction of kiosks for video visiting and increased digital delivery of services to the offender population. Once completed the video-visiting kiosks will be incrementally enabled and provide additional convenience and expanded visiting hours to family and loved ones of in custody offenders. After initial shared kiosk installation costs, maintenance, and cash pick-up services are provided to MCSO at no cost.

For more information please contact the MCSO Public Information Officer or visit the TouchPay website at www.touchpayonline.com
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Benton County Sheriff's Office Investigate Shooting Incident (Photo) update with correct spelling of victims name
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/07/14
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On Sunday, April 6, 2014 at about 5:37 pm, Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Patrol Deputies were dispatched to the 27000 block of Reese Creek Road, about five miles northwest of Monroe, for a woman with a gunshot wound. Medics from the Monroe and Corvallis Fire Departments also responded.
Gale Fogelstrom, age 60, from Monroe, Oregon, was treated for two gunshot entrance wounds. The wounds were on the left side of her lower back and the other on her left buttocks. It appears that the bullets had not exited from the victim.

On initial assessment, the injuries do not appear to be life threating. She was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital by a REACH helicopter. There is no condition update at this time.

BCSO Deputies investigated the incident and were preliminarily able to determine that Gale Fogelstrom had walked south about half a mile on Reese Creek Road from her residence to get a newspaper from a newspaper box. While walking, Ms. Fogelstrom told deputies that she heard about 40 rounds of ammunition being fired, which is fairly common for the area. She was walking north, back towards her residence when she was struck by two bullets. She continued to walk down the roadway before being picked up by motorist. Ms. Fogelstrom was given a ride to her home where her boyfriend called 911.

After an initial investigation, deputies spoke to Jeffery Field, age 47, and Lena Potter, age 37 at 24863 Dawson Road. They told deputies they had been target practicing on their property at the time the victim had reported being shot. They had been shooting north, down the heavily forested hill. Reese Creek Road is north about 100 yards directly below the hill. They were unaware anyone had been struck by gunfire. Deputies were able to recover the two handguns and ammunition Jeffery Field and Lean Potter had been using.
No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Detective Justin Bowers at 541-766-6858.


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Shots Fired Overnight in Northeast Portland's Vernon Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
On Sunday April 6, 2014, at 7:28 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Northeast 19th Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a witness who indicated that there was a large fight among some teenagers, next to Alberta Park, and one of the people in the group pointed a handgun into the air and fired some shots. After the shots, the crowd dispersed into the neighborhood.

Officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Jarret Street, between 18th and 19th Avenues. Officers also contacted a group of teenagers but they denied being involved in a fight.

No arrests were made and no victims called police.

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Shots Fired Overnight in Southeast Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood - No Reported Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
On Monday April 7, 2014, at 12:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of Southeast 129th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted witnesses who described hearing two vehicles driving in the area, with occupants possibly shooting at each other. Officers located evidence of gunfire in the 3600 block of Southeast 130th Avenue and additional evidence at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Limited vehicle descriptions are that of a smaller car and an SUV. No victims were located or contacted police.

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

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UPDATE - Shooting Investigation at Northeast 122nd and Sandy - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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22-year-old Patrick Kimmons was the gunshot victim dropped off at Providence Hospital then later transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Friday night.

Kimmons' injuries were not life-threatening.

After Kimmons was dropped off at Providence, hospital security alerted police about a vehicle containing several occupants that was somehow associated to Kimmons. Officers stopped the vehicle at 55th Avenue and East Burnside and took four people into custody on probation violation warrants:

22-year-old Mascio Walker

25-year-old Marico Camel-Harris

21-year-old Isaiah Hassan

26-year-old Romel Yarborough

All five people, including Kimmons, are known gang associates and were uncooperative with Gang Enforcement Team investigators.

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This evening, Friday April 4, 2014, at 8:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. As officers were enroute they received additional information that a 9-1-1 call was received from approximately 100th Avenue and Northeast Sandy regarding a shooting but the call disconnected.

Officers arrived in the area of 122nd and Sandy and located evidence of gunfire. A short time later, a 23-year-old male was dropped off at Providence Medical Center with a gunshot wound. The victim was then transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting occurred between occupants of two vehicles and is gang-related.

There is no suspect information to share at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting and has not talked to police is asked to call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333. All other information is directed to the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.

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Sojourner school magnet information night on April 9
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
Required information meetings for prospective applicants are scheduled at 6 p.m. in the school library on April 9.
Families who wish to apply to Sojourner must attend one of these meetings to receive an application.
Sojourner's curriculum is founded on the multiple intelligence philosophy of Dr. Howard Gardner, which emphasizes a whole child approach to education.
The public magnet school is open to applicants from across the North Clackamas School District.
The school's core instruction areas include violin and other music instruction, daily physical education, electives, and Spanish.
A constructivist, "hands on" approach is emphasized, along with a focus on individual student projects.
The K-5 magnet school shares a campus with Linwood Elementary, at 11909 SE Linwood Avenue in Milwaukie.
For more information, call Sojourner School at 503-353-5460 or visit the school website at http://www.nclack.k12.or.us/sojs.
GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Tuesday April 8 at Lincoln Park School (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/07/14
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On Tuesday April 8, 2014, at 2:15 p.m.,the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Lincoln Park School, located at 13200 Southeast Lincoln Street.

Officers Tracy Ballew, John Shadron and Spencer Sheldon will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Beaverton City Library Accepts Food for Fine From April 12-20
City of Beaverton - 04/07/14
- Each can of food is worth $2 towards library fines up to $20 -

To celebrate National Library Week, the Beaverton City Library will accept non-perishable foods in place of fines from Saturday, April 12 through Sunday, April 20. The Food for Fines promotion benefits the Oregon Food Bank. The library hopes to break last year's record where they collected more than two tons of food.

"This is a great opportunity for people to lower their fines while giving back to the community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It was great to see the overwhelming support from our community at last year's event and I hope for even more involvement this year. I also encourage residents to drop off food even if they don't have late fees or other charges."

According to the United States Census Bureau's American Fact Finder, 13 percent of all people in Beaverton are below the poverty level. For the third year in a row, the Oregon Food Bank statewide network of regional food banks distributed more than 1 million emergency food boxes in Oregon. More than 30 percent of those that received food boxes were children.
Patrons should bring food items to the Main Library (12375 SW Fifth Street) or the Murray Scholls Branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place). Each food item is worth $2 and an individual can receive up to $20 in fine forgiveness. For more information, call 503-644-2197 or visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org.

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

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

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National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 7 - 11: Travel Safely Through Road Construction Work Zones (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) along with our law enforcement partners join ODOT and transportation agencies across the country in raising awareness about the importance of traveling safely through road construction work zones during "National Work Zone Awareness Week", April 7 - 11, 2014.

This year's theme, "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake", aims to raise awareness of speeding and the effect speed and unsafe driving has on work zone safety. Traffic crashes cause serious injuries and death. Nationally, an average of 595 people is killed in work zone crashes each year. According to ODOT, during the last 3 years there were 21 fatalities in work zone crashes.

ODOT's work zone safety program is aimed primarily at reducing the number of fatal and serious injury traffic crashes that occur in all roadway and utility work zones in Oregon. This is achieved through a comprehensive program which includes engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services.

OSP troopers work closely with ODOT to address safety concerns in highway work zones on state highways and freeways. ODOT provides overtime grant funding to OSP to put troopers on overtime working in many work zones throughout the state. The following is a brief review of the overtime work OSP troopers have done during the last two years in work zones:

2012
* 8,080 overtime hours worked in 48 work zones
* 9,819 vehicles stopped
* Issued 4,224 citations, including 1,995 speed-related violations, and warned drivers for 11,838 traffic-related violations (note: a traffic stop may result in a warning issued for more than one violation)
* Arrested 67 DUII drivers

2013
* 11,076 overtime hours worked in 51 work zones
* 14,196 vehicles stopped
* Issued 6,728 citations, including 3,698 speed-related violations, and warned drivers for 12,959 traffic-related violations
* Arrested 54 DUII drivers

National studies show that driver inattention and distraction is the biggest factor in work zone crashes. Excessive speed is the next biggest problem. Some other work zone facts provided by ODOT include:

* Over 40% of work zone crashes happen in the transition zone prior to the work area.
* Road construction is the most dangerous occupation in the United States.
* More drivers and their passengers than workers die each year in National and Oregon work zones.
* Work zone crashes tend to be more severe than other types of crashes.

Additional information about National Work Zone Awareness Week and work zone safety in Oregon is available on ODOT's website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/Pages/workzonesafety.aspx.

A new Public Service Announcement about work zone safety is available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZKhgTtCXw

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Beware paving, other home repair scams/Pretend "contractors" offer too-good-to-be-true deals
Construction Contractors Board - 04/07/14
Salem - An Estacada couple recently received an offer they couldn't refuse - a promise to pave their entire driveway for $1,500. The $1,500 was the most homeowner Fern Mathews said they could afford.

That wasn't a problem for the workers who showed up at their house. We'll work with you, one of them said. In fact, he had an extra truckload of material so he could give the Mathews a good price. Minutes later, the project was under way.

But instead of a freshly paved driveway for $1,500, the Mathews ended up with a thin coat of soft, sandy gravel. And, once the two men started putting down material, they insisted on being paid $4,700 to finish the work. In the end, Fern wrote a check for $3,200.

"They make you nervous," the 67-year-old said. "It's just a scary situation."

That didn't stop her, however, from using a contact the men gave her to track them to a motel. Once she realized she wasn't getting a real paving job or her money back, she took down their license plates and contacted law enforcement.

"Our top priority is to protect our most vulnerable citizens -- including the elderly," said Lt. Rob Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. "We urge property owners throughout Oregon to exercise their good judgment when hiring a contractor, especially if the deal sounds too good to be true.

"We also encourage family members and neighbors to look out for citizens who may be especially vulnerable to financial scams."

While the CCB and law enforcement agencies are investigating the Estacada incident, Fern remained stuck with a mushy driveway as of early April. She warns others to beware of traveling construction workers who offer unrealistic discounts.

"Always use reputable contractors, check references and never pay all the money up front," added Berri Leslie, interim Construction Contractors Board administrator.

The contractors board recommends that property owners get a written contract for home improvement projects, even small ones.

Meanwhile, law enforcement and state regulators say the numbers of driveway, roof, and other home improvement scams will only increase as temperatures warm.

Here are some key ways to spot thieves:
* You don't call them - they show up at your doorstep.
* Their vehicles often show out-of-state license plates.
* They say they have leftover materials so they can give you a great price.
* They quote an initial low price, then demand more to finish the project.
* Generally, they are not licensed with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). (Call the CCB at 503-378-4621 to verify that a contractor is licensed to work in Oregon.)

If you encounter a situation like this, call your local law enforcement agencies or the Construction Contractors Board.

Wurpes said that once money changes hands, as it did in Fern's case, it becomes harder to pursue criminal charges against fraudulent contractors. Often, the cases must be resolved in civil court -- meaning additional time and expense for the victim.

"We're proud to partner with the Construction Contractors Board to combat this type of crime and make sure that perpetrators are held accountable whenever possible," Wurpes said. "Working together, we really can make a difference."

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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 33,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.


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April 26 Our Community Salutes 275 High School Seniors
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/07/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. (April 7, 2014) - Our Community Salutes 275 high school seniors at a future military service members' recognition ceremony on April 26, at 1:00 p.m., at Skyview High School located at 1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver, WA 98686.

The 4th Annual event is hosted by the Our Community Salutes Committee of Portland, Vancouver and Clark County which is comprised of local veterans, educators, community members and business leaders who are interested in recognizing young men and women who have answered the call to duty. This is the largest Our Community Salutes event in the northwest and is open to the public but with limited seating.

This is a community event to honor and show our support for future military service members as they embark on an incredible journey. These amazing young men and women have taken one of the most difficult steps a high school aged person can take. They have dedicated a portion of their own life to help make a difference in the world. This event will provide an opportunity to meet these future heroes and hear some of their stories as to why they enlisted in the military. These future military service members are the future leaders of your community.

The U.S. military prepares and gives our youth an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future in a variety of occupational areas. Special guest speakers will represent the past, present and future military service members. This event is sponsored by MacKay Sposito with other donations. Light refreshments will be provided.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies and recognition/support of military families of all services.
Five of 15 top regional thespians in competition come from North Clackamas
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
Five North Clackamas students were among the 15 regional finalists who performed at the August Wilson Monologue competition.
The thespians from Clackamas, Putnam and New Urban high schools performed before a stellar panel of judges, including stars from "Grimm" and the Portland theater scene.

Students who qualified for the competition included Blake Dunbar, Hailey Kilgore and Ryan Townsley from Clackamas, Jordan Henderson from Putnam, and Madeline Kitzmiller from New Urban.
The event was sponsored by the August Wilson Red Door Project and was hosted by Portland Center Stage.
"We commend our students who made it to the regional finals for their outstanding work", exclaimed Clackamas High drama teacher Carrie Jo Vincent.
No students advanced to the national finals.
North Clackamas Announces Summer School for 2014
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
North Clackamas Schools will sponsor a summer school program for students who need to recover previously failed classes and get back on track to graduate.
Specific enrollment information will be published in early April.
At this time, students and families can use this preliminary information to consider the best opportunities for credit recovery in their summer planning.

Where: Schellenberg Campus at 14450 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, OR (Students need to get to their home high school, and district buses will be provided from the each site to Schellenberg.

When: Session One (On-ground classes for Semester 1 only)
June 20 - July 3
AM session = 8:30 to 11:30 AM
PM session = 12:15 to 3:15 PM

Session Two (On-ground classes for Semester 2 only)
July 7 - July 18
AM session = 8:30 to 11:30 AM
PM session = 12:15 to 3:15 PM

* A total of four courses can be scheduled, and students will earn a .5 credit per class.
If a student is successful in completing the requirements for four classes, s/he will earn 2.0 credits in the summer school program.

* Preferences for AM or PM sessions cannot be guaranteed as sessions fill and seats are limited.

Costs: $75 for each .5 credit in any credit recovery class
$15 for each .5 credit for students on Free/Reduced Meals program

How: Students will be communicating with their counselors to determine which classes they need to recover.
Enrollment will follow with the counselor's approval.

VERY IMPORTANT: Sessions filled very quickly last year.
* If you know a student has failed classes this year in the first semester or in previous years, you may want to submit the application as soon as possible to secure a seat.
* If your student might not pass at the end of the semester, you may want to submit an application to secure a seat. If the student is successful in earning the credit by the end of the school year, payment will be refunded.

Application forms will be out to schools in early April, and counselors will be contacting students and families with recommendations.
Semi Truck Ignites Next to Nursing Facility (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/07/14
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On the morning of April 7th at 503 AM Longview Fire Department was dispatched to a truck fire. The reporting party stated that his semi-truck was on fire behind the Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, located at 1500 3rd Ave, in Longview.
Longview Police were first to arrive and advised dispatch the semi was fully involved in fire and immediately adjacent to the nursing home. Shortly thereafter a loud explosion occurred when the trucks drivers-side tire exploded. Longview PD made contact with Frontier Rehab and advised them of the fire and to move all occupants to an area of safety.
When Longview Firefighters arrived they found a Spring Valley Dairy (Salem based company) delivery truck with its cab fully involved in fire - spreading to the trailer. The truck was approximately 10 feet from the Frontier Rehab laundry facility, which is accessed off the back of the building. As firefighters further evaluated the situation they identified a commercial gas meter immediately behind the truck as well as a fixed propane tank.
Firefighters deployed two hand-lines to extinguish the blaze and protect the exposures. Shortly into fire extinguishment another loud explosion erupted, this time from the trucks on-board refrigeration unit.
The fire took nearly 20 minutes to fully extinguish. Once extinguished extensive overhaul was conducted to the engine compartment, the cab, and the trailer unit.
The fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available at the time of this release. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center was occupied with approximately 115 patients and staff at the time of the fire.


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North Clackamas School Board approves basic 2014-2015, 2015-2016 calendars (Photo)
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
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The North Clackamas School Board approved the basic 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school calendars.
Approved at the February 27 school board meeting, the basic calendars include beginning and end of school dates, legal holidays, and spring and winter breaks.
Calendars will be revised as financial and contractual decisions are made.


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Free parenting classes begin in April continue through May at North Clackamas Schools
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 04/07/14
Parent Power, a free 4-week parenting class that focuses on the power of positive parenting, is being presented by North Clackamas Schools in partnership with Northwest Family Services.
Based on Love and Logic and Active Parenting, Parent Power is built on modeling healthy relationships and communication.
Class sessions will be held at Sunnyside Elementary.

Sunnyside Elementary, 13401 SE 132nd Avenue, Clackamas - begins April 24 and continues every Thursday for 4 weeks from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

These classes are open to parents from all schools.
Participants will walk away with usable parenting and relationship skills from this fun workshop.
Childcare will be provided.
Register, in advance, at www.lastingrelationships.org or by calling 503.546.6377.
04/06/14
Longview and Cowlitz Firefighters Conduct Joint Training with Weyerhaeuser (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/06/14
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On April 2, 2014 Firefighters from Longview Fire Department and Cowlitz County Fires District #2 converged on the Longview Weyerhaeuser site located at 3410 Industrial Way to take part in an annual training exercise to better prepare themselves for possible emergencies within this expansive industrial campus. In addition, members of the Weyerhaeuser and North Pacific Paper Corporation (NORPAC) Medical Emergency Response Team (MER) and Lifeflight Network participated in the drill.
The exercise simulated an explosion and subsequent fire that had disabled the built-in automatic fire sprinkler. In addition, there was victim who had been electrocuted and fell from a mezzanine requiring evacuation and medical treatment.

When fire crews arrived they found a massive wood framed structure with simulated fire showing through the roof. The facility was filled with a combustible product called Wet Lap that was freely burning inside the Warehouse. Shortly into the incident crews were advised they had a victim inside and that the NORPAC MER team was responding.

Big fires demand big water. The incident commander ordered one engine to flow water from a 2 1/2 inch handline and a deck gun, which is a pre-plumbed water turret mounted to the top of the apparatus. In addition, the ladder truck was strategically located and an elevated master stream was established. Between the two apparatus more than 3000 gallons per minute were being flowed (the water was aimed in a greenspace for drill purposes). Crews were also sent to the roof to evaluate rooftop ventilation needs. Ventilation techniques are used to open a large hole in the roof to allow heat and smoke to be released.

After the MER's provided initial medical treatment and moved the electrocution victim to a safe location fire crews from Cowlitz Fire took over medical care and activated Lifeflight. The use of Lifeflight is dictated anytime there is a critically injured victim that requires intervention in a trauma hospital and 10 minutes can be saved in total transport time. Lifeflight was landed in a safe area just adjacent to a series of large chip piles on the Weyerhaeuser campus.

At the conclusion of the drill a post incident review and familiarity tour were conducted.

The objectives of the drill included firefighting operation, master stream utilization, coordination between fire agencies and MER's, the on-site water supply performance, Lifeflight Landing Zone viability, and facility familiarity. At days end much was learned, making all the emergency responders better prepared for tomorrow. Weyerhaeuser Safety manager Stacy Fanchin shared,"The region's emergency responders are critical to maintaining the safety of the men and women who work at our Longview complex. To that end, we understand the importance of training for the emergency responders and are more than happy to host response drills in order to ensure the emergency responders are prepared in a time of unexpected emergence response need."

There will be two additional drills scheduled at the Weyerhaeuser location, April 9th and 16th. In these drills two additional Lifeflight Landing Zones will be utilized.


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West Linn Police need your help in identifying criminal mischief suspect
West Linn Police Dept. - 04/06/14
On April 6. 2014 at 3:21 A.M. an unknown suspect spray painted the front door, and several vehicles in the driveway of a residence in West Linn's Hidden Springs neighborhood.

The suspect only targeted one home that is on a cul de sac. He is unknown to the residents.

If you know the identity of the person in the video, please contact WLPD Officer Nick Amendolara at 503-655-6214 x4452, or email him at namendolara@westlinnoregon.gov

Anonymous tips can always be sent to us by texting "WLPD plus your tip, to 274637"


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Northeast Fremont Street Bar Robbed at Gunpoint Overnight
Portland Police Bureau - 04/06/14
This morning, Sunday April 6, 2014, at 2:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Fremont Ridge Inn, located at 5103 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers arrived and spoke to employees who told police that two men entered the bar, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the bar and it is not known where they went after exiting.

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

The suspects were described as white males, both 5'7" to 5'8" tall, one in a gray hoody, one in a black hoody, one armed with a handgun.

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

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04/05/14
Oregon National Guard ceremony marks re-dedication of Milton-Freewater Readiness Center (Photo Release) (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/05/14
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MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. - The Oregon Army National Guard held a re-dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center in Milton-Freewater, Ore., April 5.

The facility is currently home to Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company, Oregon Army National Guard.

Work on the upgrade began in September 2012 and was completed in March 2014 at a cost of more than $4 million. This facility serves the community with flexible rental space and it meets all building codes for Americans with Disabilities Act and seismic requirements. The building also meets State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) requirements.

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140405-Z-OT568-004: The Oregon Army National Guard held a re-dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-129: Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, presents Milton-Freewater Mayor Lewis Key with a rendition of the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center during a re-dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-140: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard and distinguished guests involved in upgrading the Milton-Freewater Readiness Center prepare to cut a ribbon symbolizing the re-dedication of the facility, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-157: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard and distinguished guests involved in upgrading the Milton-Freewater Readiness Center cut a ribbon symbolizing the re-dedication of the facility, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. Mayor Lewis Key (center) and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, were in attendance for the celebration. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

140405-Z-OT568-173: Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson (center), Adjutant General, Oregon; Milton-Freewater Mayor Lewis Key; and Pvt. Vance Knudson (second from left), the youngest member of Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company, cut the cake with a saber to celebrate the re-dedication of the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center, while Col. Christian Rees (left), Director of Installations, and State Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Lake (right) look on, during a ceremony, April 5, in Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is home to Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of the military police detachment. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)


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Armed Robbery of Cricket Wireless in Northeast Portland's Madison South Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 04/05/14
This afternoon, Saturday April 5, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Cricket Wireless store, located at 8226 Northeast Fremont Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the employee who told police that he locked the door to take the trash out and when he returned to the front door, the suspect was waiting to go inside.

Once inside, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen walking eastbound on foot.

Several officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s, 5'11" to 6'0" tall, wearing blue sweat shorts and a pink shirt with red sleeves.

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

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 34 near Lebanon in Linn County
Oregon State Police - 04/05/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Saturday morning double fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles on Highway 34 west of Lebanon. The names of the four occupants in one of the vehicles are released after confirmation of identities and next of kin notifications for the deceased persons.

Updated information indicates on April 5, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by BREANNA J. LARKINS, age 19, from Portland, with three male occupants was eastbound on Highway 34 near milepost 17. For an unconfirmed reason, the Toyota traveled partially off the roadway onto the gravel shoulder and struck a mailbox. The car then slid sideways into the westbound lane where it was struck in the passenger side by a westbound 1996 Ford Thunderbird. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the westbound lane.

Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, OSP and ODOT responded to the scene.

LARKINS and right front male passenger JARED BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, age 21, from Portland, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Two rear seat male passengers were injured. TYLER L. SIMS, age 21, from West Linn, was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. SKYLAR PARKER-MILLER, age 19, from Troutdale, was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital with minor injuries. The two deceased occupants and the passenger with minor injuries were using safety restraints. Safety restraint use by the seriously injured male passenger is pending further confirmation.

The Ford's driver, KENNETH E. HENLEY II, age 29, from Albany, received minor injury and was taken by an OSP trooper to Lebanon Hospital. He was using safety restraints and was treated and released.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Trooper Casey Hunter is the lead investigator.

The highway was closed over four hours during the investigation. No photographs to be released at this time.

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/05/14
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The following news release is approved for release by Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton:

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas. The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female. Names and other related information is released in this update.

On April 4, 2014 at approximately 7:04 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received information from Polk County 9-1-1 of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 10 west of Van Well Road. OSP troopers, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed a head-on crash occurred between a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup and a 2011 Toyota RAV 4 sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles contained two occupants.

The male drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male passenger in the pickup and an adult female passenger in the sport utility vehicle were both seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.

The Ford Ranger pickup's occupants are identified as driver CAYDEN THOMAS FITCH, age 18, and passenger/father BRYAN FITCH, age 43, from Lincoln City. BRYAN FITCH is employed as an Oregon State Police trooper out of the Newport Area Command office and was off duty traveling with his son when the crash occurred.

The Toyota RAV4 occupants are identified as driver MICHAEL JOSEPH MOYLETT, age 69, and passenger/wife ESTELLA MOYLETT, age 61, from Gresham.

Preliminary scene investigation indicates the Ford pickup was traveling eastbound when it pulled into the westbound lane to pass a vehicle and collided head-on with the Toyota RAV4. The area where the crash occurred is a two lane highway. The pickup came to rest across the center of the highway. The sport utility vehicle came to rest off the north side of the highway in bordering bushes and trees. All involved occupants were using safety restraints and both vehicles' airbags deployed.

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from OSP and Keizer Police Department. OSP requested Keizer Police Department provide the crash reconstruction report to the District Attorney's office when completed. The Polk County District Attorney and Polk County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

The highway was closed for about six hours with a detour in place provided by ODOT.

"We speak often publicly about how families and friends are affected by motor vehicle collisions and that lives are forever impacted," said Superintendent Richard Evans. "Friday evening, two families and our Department are sadly experiencing such a loss. Please keep both families in your thoughts and prayers."

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Runaway Pickup containing Three Children crashes into House (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/05/14
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A pickup truck with three children in it rolled down the street uncontrolled and crashed into a house. The children were not hurt and no one was home at the time of the crash.

Yesterday, Friday, February 21, 2014, at about 4:42 p.m. Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a pickup truck that crashed into a house at 8415 SW Carmel CT in the community of Garden Home. After a brief investigation, deputies learned that 35-year-old Juan Jose Martinez-Valazquez was working at a landscaping job in the area. His wife, 38-year-old Olivia Lombero-Lopez, and their three children ages five, seven, and ten, came to visit with him.

The children were left in the families '96 Ford F-150 pickup truck while Mrs. Lombero-Lopez was visiting with Mr. Martinez-Valazquez. They heard a crash and saw that their truck had rolled about 40 feet down the street, through a yard and into the front of a house. It also took out a mailbox in the process. The children were not injured and the house sustained some damage to the wall. The homeowner was not home at the time of the crash.

Deputies determined that the children were playing in the truck and one of them knocked it out of gear. No charges have been filed and no citations were issued.


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D.U.I.I. driver attempts to elude Milwaukie Police; Crashes into landscaping in Police/Fire Department. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 04/05/14
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D.U.I.I. Driver Attempts to Elude Milwaukie Police; Crashes Into Landscaping at Police/Fire Department.

On 04-05-14 at 00:41 a.m. 51-year-old Gregory A Fischer tried to elude a Milwaukie Police traffic stop initiated near Hwy 224 and SE Harrison Street in Milwaukie. The van driven by Fischer veered off the roadway and crashed into landscaping shrubs several feet from the wall of the Public Safety Building at 3200 SE Harrison Street.

After crashing, Fischer exited the van and refused to comply with police directions. The police officer who initiated the traffic stop just happened to be the police canine handler. After Fischer refused numerous directions by police, the canine was deployed.

Fischer was taken into custody and later lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Felony Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief II, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.


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Portland Police Officers Volunteer Their Time to Train Counterparts in Peru (Photo)
Global Mission Readiness - 04/05/14
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(5 April 2014) Global Mission Readiness (GMR) is proud to announce our next training project as officers from the Portland Police Bureau travel to Lima, Peru on Sunday for two weeks of training for the Peruvian National Police (PNP). These dedicated officers from the City of Portland have volunteered their time to build upon the foundation of training that was provided last year for the PNP by GMR. This train-the-trainer course will cover an array of subjects including law enforcement education, downed officer drills, defensive tactics, building clearing, traffic stops and tactical medicine focusing on "rescuing their own". It was developed by members of Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue who are volunteering for GMR.


Global Mission Readiness was created in 2009 to provide free emergency services training to fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies around the world who would not normally have access to the latest techniques or equipment. In five years, GMR has travelled to 13 countries to provide training geared toward saving lives. Our goal is to return annually to these public safety agencies and build upon the foundation of education provided in previous trips. Through our "train-the-trainer" model, GMR teaches self-reliance and empowers emergency responders to share their education with others. GMR has no paid employees. All volunteers donate their time and money to help make the world a safer place. All trip expenses are paid through the fundraising efforts of crew members or through donations.


In Lima, the Emergency Division of the Peruvian National Police (a law enforcement and first-responder source) has fulfilled its mission nationally in Peru since 1977. This specialty rescue division of approximately 1000 law enforcement officers focuses primarily on fighting common and organized crime, protecting against civil unrest, conducting search & rescue missions around the region, and safeguarding the public through emergency medical services and technical rescue. The unit was formed by elite police officers with a high sense of humanitarian spirit. These officers constitute only 1% of the total police force of over 100,000. They are extremely dedicated to their craft and possess amazing knowledge, skills and abilities. After seeing them in action on multiple projects in this South American country, it became abundantly clear that this group of officers and rescue workers from the capital city of 8.5 million people mean business. There has been no part of Peru they will not travel to, in order to be a part of our training and improve their skills to protect and serve their community.


Team Lima will include four police officers from Portland Police Bureau and will be led by veteran team leader, Sgt. Don Livingston. Also volunteering their time to serve as instructors will be GMR Veteran Officer Ryan Foote, Sgt. Jose Gonzalez, and Officer Chad Gradwahl. Please wish our volunteers safe travels as they embark on this valuable training project.


GMR would like to send a special thank you to officers and administrators at the Peruvian National Police Emergency Division, who have coordinated this project and deserve much of the credit for making their division better educated to safeguard the city of Lima and beyond through education.



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Attached Media Files: Officer Ryan Foote Trains Member of Peruvian National Police
East Precinct Hosting Tours for Children and Young Adults with Autism (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/05/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct is hosting tours of the police facility for children with Autism, in partnership with the Autism Society of Oregon and the Portland Autism Moms group.

The tours began last weekend and will continue for the next several weeks. The tours are an opportunity for young people with Autism to meet police officers in a safe environment and for officers to interact with the youth and share important safety information.

Upcoming dates for tours include:

Saturday April 5

Saturday April 12

Saturday April 19

Saturday April 28

To learn more about the Autism Society of Oregon, please visit http://www.autismsocietyoregon.org

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Preliminary Information: Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County
Oregon State Police - 04/04/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas. The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female. Names and other related information will be released at a later time following approval from the District Attorney's office and confirmation of next of kin notifications.

Preliminary investigation indicates on April 4, 2014 at approximately 7:04 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received information from Polk County 9-1-1 of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 10 west of Van Well Road. OSP troopers, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed a head-on crash occurred between a Ford Ranger pickup and a Toyota RAV 4 sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles contained two occupants.

The male drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male passenger in the pickup and an adult female passenger in the sport utility vehicle were both seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.

The area where the crash occurred is a two lane highway. The pickup was traveling eastbound and the sport utility vehicle was westbound.

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from Keizer Police Department and OSP. The Polk County District Attorney and Polk County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

The highway has been closed since the crash occurred with a detour in place established by ODOT. Traffic updates at TripCheck.com.

No photographs for released at this time.

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President Declares Disaster in Oregon for 2014 Winter Storm (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 04/04/14
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The President has declared a disaster declaration for Oregon to help recover from damage caused by the Severe Winter Storm in February 2014. FEMA is providing financial assistance for emergency work, and repairs or replacement of public infrastructure in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.

The majority of the damages were to public utilities as a result of snow, ice, winds and flooding in the affected counties. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will continue to work closely with the affected counties during the recovery process that will include mitigation efforts against future disasters.

The Presidential Declaration triggers release of Federal funds and activates assistance programs. OEM will coordinate between the affected public infrastructures owners, counties and FEMA, OEM Director Dave Stuckey said.

"The State and FEMA will be working with counties to assist with the recovery efforts," Stuckey explained.

According to the declaration, additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. Federal funding will be available to utilities and other impacted entities to develop and implement projects focusing on the reduction of future risk.

Declarations make federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities. Funding is also available for projects involving hazard mitigation.

OEM coordinates the State Hazard Mitigation Program to assist in preventing or reducing long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.

"FEMA and OEM will work together to administer the funding, and expects to open a Joint Field Office in Salem next week" said Stuckey.

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Western Oregon University receives approval for institutional governing board
Western Oregon University - 04/04/14
Western Oregon University (WOU) received approval today to become an independent state university from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE). Currently WOU is governed by the OSBHE, but with this affirmative decision, the institution will begin transitioning to full self-governance and its own governing board to be effective July 1, 2015. This is the same governance change taking effect on July 1, 2014, for the three largest state institutions - Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Portland State University - as part of the state's transition to a decentralized public university system.

"The decision today positions Western and its future board to pursue their vision of innovative academic initiatives and programs that best help us continue to do what we do best: educating Oregonians in a smaller, personalized setting," said President Mark Weiss. "Western appreciates the board's confidence in our mission, strategies, and financial sustainability conveyed through this endorsement. Furthermore, we want to thank members of the OSBHE and the Oregon University System Chancellor's Office who have spent the better part of the last year focused on discussions and analysis in order to reach an informed decision."

WOU will now begin identifying potential board member candidates, among whom the governor will make his selections and submit to the Oregon State Senate for confirmation. The board's role is to define policy for the institution; specific authority allows it to hire/fire the president, endorse the creation of new academic programs, approve tuition increases (up to five percent), issue revenue bonds, or approve biennial budget requests before they are submitted to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

Western Oregon University, founded in 1856, is the oldest public university in Oregon. Every Oregon county is represented in the student population, and WOU has the highest percentage of Oregon undergraduates out of the seven state institutions. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success and is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Two New Sergeants Sworn in by Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/04/14
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Today at 1:30 p.m. family, co-workers and friends gathered to watch as Kate Abraham and Warren McDaniel were sworn in as Institutions Division Sergeants by Sheriff Jason Myers.

Sergeant Abraham was born and raised in the Stayton and Sublimity area. She first started her career with Marion County at the age of 15 as a Search and Rescue volunteer. In 1996, Sergeant Abraham left Marion County and began working for the Department of Forestry as a fire fighter. After three years Sergeant Abraham returned to Marion County as a cadet working Marine Patrol.

In 2000 Sergeant Abraham made the leap from volunteer and was hired on in the jail as a temporary employee and later as a full-time employee in 2002. Since then she has worked various specialty assignments within the Jail such as intake and transports.

Sergeant McDaniel was born and raised in the Scio and Lebanon area. In 1993 he joined the Air Force where he worked as a Munition Systems Specialist. After the Air Force, Sergeant McDaniel became a mechanic, before being hired by the Sheriff's Office institutions division in 2008. During his time with the Sheriff's Office he has worked numerous specialty positions including Classification and is a member of our Security Threat Group Team.

Sheriff Myers was very pleased with the additions to the Office's Leadership Team, saying, "These two new Sergeants are going to do a great job for our office and community."
Sergeants McDaniel and Abraham are filling positions vacated by Sergeants who have retired from the Sheriff's Office.


Attached Media Files: Sgt's and Sheriff Myers
Notice of Gervais School District Budget Committee Meeting
Gervais Sch. Dist. - 04/04/14
A public meeting for the Budget Committee of the Gervais School District #1, Marion County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at the District Conference Room located at 290B First Street in Gervais. The meeting will take place on April 24, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 22, 2014 at the Gervais School District Business Office, 290A First St., Gervais, Oregon, between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
Meeting notice information can be found at: www.gervais.k12.or.us > Community > News/Press Release
Heavy traffic Expected in Washington Park Next Week
Portland Parks & Recreation - 04/04/14
(Portland, OR) -

Washington Park and its attractions, including the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children's Museum, World Forestry Center, Portland Japanese Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, and the International Rose Test Garden expect heavy traffic during the week of April 7th through the 11th. Parking at all attractions is extremely limited and all lots are expected to fill early each day. Vancouver schools will be on spring break and weather is expected to be quite pleasant.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the park by taking TriMet, www.TriMet.org. The Washington Park MAX station is conveniently located steps away from the entrance of the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children's Museum, and the World Forestry Center. The Hoyt Arboretum, the Portland Japanese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden can be accessed by TriMet line 63 on weekdays.

Visitors choosing to come by car should expect heavy traffic and delays in and around the park. For more information on how the Pay to Park system in Washington Park works, please visit www.washingtonparkpdx.org.
OMSI Celebrates National Volunteer Week April 7-13
OMSI - 04/04/14
For Immediate Release

OMSI CELEBRATES NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 7-13

PORTLAND, OR (April 4, 2014) -- The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will honor its more than 600 volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 7 - 13.

OMSI is hosting a number of special activities throughout the week, concluding with a volunteer appreciation celebration and awards presentation on Sunday, April 13 at the museum. This year OMSI will recognize more than 140 volunteers who have contributed at least five years or 2,000 hours of service, with 24 of those having contributed more than 20 years or 5,000 hours of service.

"Volunteers are a shining light in today's society. Their energy and spirit are contagious, and together we make OMSI a welcoming and fun place for learning," said OMSI President Nancy Stueber.

Many Portlanders say volunteers built OMSI, and in fact they quite literally did when in August 1957, more than 400 volunteer bricklayers laid 102,000 bricks in one day to raise the walls of the new building at Washington Park. Today, volunteers support every aspect of OMSI's programs, contributing over 100,000 hours of service to OMSI each year.

"This year more members of the community than ever before have offered their volunteer assistance to OMSI. We appreciate all of their support, both working with the public and behind the scenes, to help OMSI achieve its mission," said Carol Cruzan, manager of volunteer services.

OMSI has partnered with 10 Portland visitor attractions in recognizing their volunteers by offering free reciprocal admission during specified weeks in April and May. These partners include the Oregon Zoo, Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Historical Society Museum, the Portland Children's Museum, Pittock Mansion, the Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Architectural Heritage Center, the Oregon Jewish Museum and the Portland Japanese Garden.

Fifteen additional partners from around the region have joined the program, including the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the High Desert Museum, Cascades Raptor Center, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, the Science Factory Children's Museum and Planetarium, Clark County Historical Museum, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Maryhill Museum of Art, Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill, Stevens-Crawford Heritage House, Gordon House, the Oregon Garden, the University of Oregon Natural and Cultural History Museum, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.

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FBI Director James Comey Presents Community Leadership Award to a Portland Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program
FBI - Oregon - 04/04/14
On Friday, April 4, 2014, FBI Director James Comey presented the Director's Community Leadership Award to the Second Chance Program run by Big Brothers, Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Tami Wallis, the Second Chance program manager, accepted the award from Director Comey during a ceremony at FBI Headquarters. Second Chance is a program that pairs adult mentors with youths ages 12 to 17 who are currently involved in the juvenile justice system.

"We know that some kids need the help and opportunities offered by programs such as Second Chance to break the cycle of bad choices that lead them into the justice system," said Gregory T. Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "These mentors truly care about encouraging and supporting these youth as they work to get an education, gain life skills, and find the path to a successful and productive life as a member of our shared community. We are proud to have nominated Big Brothers, Big Sisters' Second Chance program, and we applaud the work they do."

Every year, each of the FBI's 56 field divisions chooses one person or organization to receive the Director's Community Leadership Award. Each recipient must have shown a commitment to crime prevention or community service.

Volunteers who work with the Second Chance program at Big Brothers, Big Sisters commit to meeting with their matched youth at least three to four times a month over at least an 18-month time period. Each volunteer must pass a background check and participate in training specifically designed to help them deal with the challenges of helping these youth transition back into the community. They also receive continuing guidance, training, and resources.

"I was matched last August with a 17-year-old and have experienced positive experiences together--laughing, car dancing at red lights, singing at the top of our lungs, watching movies, and just talking. After several months, she texted me asking for help. This was significant because it meant she could trust and depend on me. Now, she just calls me for fun. She definitely brings me joy, and I feel like our relationship is bringing her joy as well," said Caresse, a Big Sister.

Since Big Brothers, Big Sisters established the Second Chance program in 2010, it has supported more than 43 youth from throughout the Portland Metro area. The program is seeing big improvements in those children in terms of social confidence (up 67 percent), scholastic competence (up 100 percent), educational expectations (up 100 percent), grades (up 50 percent), and parental trust (maintained or up 83 percent).

Second Chance mentors include adults previously involved in the justice system, educators, lawyers, police officers, members of the faith-based community, and others who have a passion for working with older at-risk youth.

Media may download a high resolution image at http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/partnerships_and_outreach/community_outreach/dcla/2013/portland

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Tualatin Police Respond to Suicide, Drugs Found
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/04/14
On April 3, 2014, at approximately 9:20am, Tualatin Police responded to a request for a welfare check at 9563 SW Arikara Drive, in Tualatin. As officers were responding to the call, witnesses reported hearing a gunshot.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased adult male on the front porch of the house. After further investigation, officers found evidence that the person died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. When officers entered the house to check for any other victims, evidence of illegal drug manufacturing was found. The Washington County Clandestine Lab Team and the TVF&R HazMat Unit were called to assist with processing the scene, ensuring it was safe.

During the incident, SW Arikara was closed between SW Boones Ferry Road and SW Columbia for approximately four hours.

This is still an ongoing investigation and the deceased's name is not being released at this time in order to allow time for family notifications.

Tualatin Police want to remind citizen's to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior or activity.


Attached Media Files: 14-1015
Warning shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/04/14
At approximately 9:45 a.m., Friday, April 4, three inmates engaged in a fight on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI). The inmates refused verbal directives to stop fighting, at which time staff administered pepper spray. The inmates continued fighting and a warning shot was fired into a designated safe area. Upon the warning shot, the inmates stopped fighting.

A portion of the institution remains on partial/modified lockdown, but regular visiting will occur as scheduled.

EOCI is a medium security prison located in Pendleton that houses approximately 1,600 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment, mental health, and work opportunities. The buildings that make up EOCI were constructed in 1912 and 1913 and were originally used as a state mental hospital. After two years of renovation, EOCI received its first inmates in June 1985.

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Oregon State Library Board Meeting Press Release & Agenda
Oregon State Library - 04/04/14
The Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet in Salem at the Oregon State Library from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 16, 2014. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting.

At the meeting on April 16th, the Board will review a recommendation from the Reimagining Ready to Read Grant Task Force, review a vision for the Oregon State Library, and discuss the 2015-2017 OSL Budget process. An open forum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Anyone may address the Board on any topic at the open forum.

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested prior to 48 hours before the meeting; notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Jessica Rondema at 503-378-2464.

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
April 16, 2014
Oregon State Library
Room 202
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda



1:30 p.m. Approval of the Minutes of the February 21, 2014 Meeting - Bonebrake

1:40 Reports of Board Chair and Trustees - Bonebrake
Executive Committee Report
Other Board Reports

2:00 Report of the State Librarian - Dahlgreen
Activities Since the Last Meeting

2:30 Open Forum** - Bonebrake

3:00 New Business:
Vision Document of the Oregon State Library - Dahlgreen
2015-2017 Budget Development Process Range
Transfer of the Oregon Center for the Book to Oregon Humanities - Dahlgreen
Recommendation from Reimagining Ready to Read Task Force - Anderson

3:55 p.m. Plans for next meeting
Adjournment - Bonebrake

** Any person may address the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees at this meeting on any topic.



NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
Future of Public Health Task Force meets April 16
Oregon Health Authority - 04/04/14
April 4, 2014

What: The fifth public meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health. Agenda items include:

* Explore approaches to delivering governmental public health services.

* Begin to develop framework for recommendations.

* Public comment period.

When: Wednesday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B, Portland

Who: The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-888-363-4734, and use code 295577.

Future meeting dates currently scheduled:

May 12, 2014, Bend, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 18, 2014, Portland, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (tentative time)

For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan, policy officer, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, at 971-673-1282.

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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In-Car Tracking Device Helps Troopers Find Stolen Car, Arrest Driver - Interstate 84 east of Baker City
Oregon State Police - 04/04/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Sunnyside, Washington Police Department and a car dealership using an in-car tracking device, located a stolen vehicle and arrested a woman Thursday afternoon at an Interstate 84 rest area about 30 miles east of Baker City.

On April 3, 2014 at approximately 12:18 p.m. (Mountain Time), OSP Southern Command Center dispatch was contacted by Sunnyside Police Department regarding a stolen 2004 Chevrolet Impala believed operated by an adult female. A Sunnyside, Washington car dealership, from where the car was sold, was assisting the police in locating the stolen car by tracking it using an in-car tracking device indicating its last known location was eastbound on Interstate 84 east of Baker City.

OSP troopers from Baker City and Ontario were dispatched to be on the lookout for the stolen car. One of the troopers contacted the car dealership by phone and was told the car was stationary at the Weatherby Rest Area near milepost 335. The trooper asked that the car be remotely disabled through the tracking device to prevent he car from leaving the rest area and possibly being involved in a pursuit once it was back on the road.

At approximately 1:07 p.m. OSP troopers arrived in the rest area and saw a citizen was trying to help the woman jump start the car. The troopers detained the female driver identified as MELISSA N. ROMAN, age 29, from McAllen, Texas. She was accompanied by her three children ages 11, 9, and 4.

Subsequent to the investigation, ROMAN was arrested and lodged in the Baker County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. While in a jail holding cell, a Baker County corrections deputy saw via video surveillance ROMAN attempting to discard a glass pipe down a drain. The deputy interceded and seized the pipe that fielded tested positive for methamphetamine. She was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

The three children were released to the custody of Department of Human Services. The woman was reportedly driving with the children back to Texas.

Questions regarding the stolen vehicle investigation should be directed to Sunnyside Police Department.

No photographs available for this release.

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Hosts Bone Marrow Registry Drive (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 04/04/14
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When most people think of bone marrow donations, they shudder and conjure images of painful procedures and lengthy recoveries. Even the prospect of being tested as a potential donor has outdated stigmas. The reality is much less scary. In fact, a simple swab of the cheek is all that's needed to determine whether someone has the power to provide lifesaving marrow to fight the devastating impacts of cancer and autoimmune diseases.

The TVF&R family is all too familiar with the impacts of cancer. Since 2008, four firefighters have succumbed to the ruthless disease. Firefighters are exposed to carcinogenic contaminants from fires and hazardous materials incidents. These contaminants include combustion by-products such as benzene and formaldehyde, and materials in debris such as asbestos from older structures *. Currently another retired brother is battling cancer and has resolved to highlight awareness about the national bone marrow registry while he still can. (See Dan's story below.)

Members of the community and media willing to register for the National Marrow Donor Program can join firefighters and Fire District staff on Saturday, April 12 for a bone marrow donor drive held by Be The Match(R) to address a critical shortage of donors on the Registry--especially donors with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. By becoming a member of the Registry, you could be a match for a patient in critical need. You could be the one to save a life.

Media Invited

What: Bone Marrow Registry Drive

When: Saturday, April 12 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Station 50
12617 SW Walnut Street, Tigard 97223


Joining the Registry is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Meet the age (18-44), health, and weight requirements and be willing to help any patient in need.

2. Complete a registration form with contact information, health history questions, and a signed agreement to join the Registry.

3. Give a swab of your cheek cells so your tissue type can be added to the Registry.



Meet Dan:

In March 2013, Dan Schrader was enjoying his first year of retirement after 35 years in the fire service when he started feeling weak and knew something wasn't right. He saw a doctor and was initially diagnosed with Bells Palsy, but his symptoms continued to progress and he began losing weight at a rapid pace. After seemingly endless scans and tests, they discovered that Dan had cancer and they gave him 60 days to live. Dan has a huge heart and after 35 years of saving lives, he is now fighting for his own. He has gone through chemo treatment and made progress in getting rid of some of the cancer, but will likely need a bone marrow transplant.

Dan hopes to share his story and support of the national registry at the upcoming drive at TVF&R Station 50, 12617 SW Walnut Street, Tigard 97223 from 11am-2pm. This community event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

*Multiple national studies have evaluated the prominence of cancer among firefighters, but this statistic comes from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/cancer.shtm .


Attached Media Files: Dan Schrader
Shoot for the Stars - dinner, auction, and casino benefit (Photo)
Law Enforcement for Youth - 04/04/14
You are invited
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Law Enforcement for Youth is partnering once again with Salem Keizer Education Foundation in the premier dinner, auction, and casino benefit of the year sponsored by Keudell Morrison Wealth Management, Valley Insurance Professionals, and Willamette Valley Hop Farms.

It is right around the corner and the time is here to register for the 2014 Shoot for the Stars auction. Tickets are only $50 per person or table sponsorships are available for $350. The evening begins at 5pm at the Salem Convention Center on April 19th, with a silent auction, dinner, live auction, and then casino evening with prizes to win.

Don't get left out on the premier auction of the year featuring silent auction items for all ages, sports memorabilia, and a trip to Cancun. Visit http://www.shootforthestarsbenefit.org


Attached Media Files: Shoot for the Stars , You are invited
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY NEXT TUES: Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/04/14
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

Sneak Peek at "Something Grand" Show During Music Class Benefited by Concert


(Portland, OR) April 4, 2014 - Sneak a peek at one of the programs supported by annual concert. Something Grand is an important cause in the Portland Metro area that helps fund after-school music programs.

WHAT:
You are invited to a MEDIA OPPORTUNITY during a music class at the Gresham Salvation Army Music Academy, an after-school music program. The Music Academy is one of the only such programs in the Portland- Gresham area supported by the upcoming 3rdth annual "Something Grand" concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on April 19, 2014.

WHO:
Open to all media, this is an opportunity to see students in music class, get interviews with instructor Major James Sullivan and with Michael Allen Harrison's protege and former Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy student, 18-year-old Hailey Rowden. Hailey will perform at an upcoming concert, "Something Grand" on Saturday, April 19th at 1pm. She has also been invited to play in "Ten Grands" as a professional pianist. Michael Allen Harrison plans to be present as well for interviews.

Long-time Portlander and local musician Michael Allen Harrison, along with 9 other gifted pianists, both professionals and youth, will perform in concert on April 19th as they play 10 grand pianos together to raise funding for The Salvation Army's after-school music programs.

WHEN:
MUSIC CLASS: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:30-5pm.

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Music Academy
473 SE 194th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army
503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org .

INTERVIEWS:
*Major James Sullivan - Corps Officer at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps and Community Center and oversees the Music Academy
*Hailey Rowden - Former student at The Salvation Army's Music Academy and current professional pianist in both "Something Grand" and "Ten Grands"
*Michael Allen Harrison - professional pianist who puts on this concert
*Current music students benefiting from the concert



DETAILS:

Five youth protege pianists and five professional pianists, including Michael Allen Harrison, will be performing on the "Something Grand" concert stage, pairing the talent of the youth with the experience of the professionals for one extraordinary show! Proceeds from this event will benefit The Salvation Army After-School Music Programs.

Music is often one of the least accessible programs in schools and one of the first programs to be cut. Support of this event will not only provide more tools for local youth to experience the magic of playing an instrument, reading music, and singing in a choir; it will also provide kids a safe environment to find peace with new friends, learn from mentors, and embrace a passion for music.

The Gresham Music Academy is supported by Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison's annual "Something Grand" fundraiser for The Salvation Army. 80% of proceeds go to Salvation Army programs. We can also provide b-roll via edited, non-discreet audio digital video file of another programs helped by this event: The Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton. That QuickTime file is in 720x480 30fps format, available upon request.

This concert is more than just ten performers on a stage; it embodies everything that is music and connects aspiring youth to the professionals of today. It truly shows how music can transform the youth in our community.

The Salvation Army has a limited number of FREE media tickets for the Saturday afternoon concert. The concert starts at 1pm on April 19th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. If you are interested in attending, please contact Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing for The Salvation Army, at 503.794.3283 or Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org by Thursday, April 17th to make arrangements.

For more information on this event or to buy tickets, please visit www.somethinggrandportland.com.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States.

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org.

People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Driver Intentionally Hits Bicyclist with her Car in Downtown Portland - Arrested for Assault (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/04/14
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On Thursday April 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle at Southwest Broadway and Jackson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the bicyclist, 47-year-old Brian Lee Groce of Southwest Portland. Groce was suffering from non-traumatic injuries and told officers that he had been cut off in traffic by a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta (driven by 29-year-old Celine Julia Geday) and he'd ridden up to her and told her that she'd almost hit him and she replied by honking her horn.

Groce explained to police that they were both traveling East on Jackson and stopped at the red light at Broadway and he repeated to her that she'd almost hit him. Groce told police that the light turned green and they both started to cross Broadway when the driver swerved left, knocked him off the bike, then stopped her car.

Based on Groce's account of events, and independent witness statements, Assault detectives were consulted rather than Traffic investigators as the information indicated that the crash was an intentional act.

29-year-old Celine Julia Geday was arrested on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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The "Nerdy Bandit" Arrested After Early Morning Search Warrant in Southeast Portland's Richmond Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/04/14
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This morning, Friday April 4, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at 3576 Southeast Division Street, in connection with a series of late-2013 robberies at clothing stores.

31-year-old Thaddeus Vachel Lindsay-Woods was arrested and charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

This investigation started on October 4, 2013, at approximately 7:55 p.m., when a suspect walked up to the counter at the American Apparel store, located at 3410 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, and presented a demand note implying that he was armed. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect walked out of the store and was last seen walking eastbound on Hawthorne.

A second robbery occurred on October 11, 2013, at approximately 8:34 p.m., and investigators believe the same suspect entered the American Apparel store located at 1234 Southwest Stark Street and presented a demand note to the employee, who ran away from the register. The suspect then fled the store and was last seen running westbound on West Burnside Street. The suspect did not obtain any money in this robbery.

A third robbery occurred on October 13, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., and investigators believe that the same suspect entered the Urban Outfitters store located at 2320 Northwest Westover Road and demanded money from the employee, but this time the suspect was armed with a handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled out the back entrance onto Northwest 24th Avenue.

In all three robberies, the suspect entered the store and browsed for clothing for several minutes before committing the robbery.

The suspect was described as a white male, early 20s to early 30s, 5'8" to 6' tall, skinny build, brown hair, "nerdyish" (according to one witness), wearing a hat (different in each robbery), yellow teeth, and black-rimmed glasses.

A forensic sketch of the suspect was released to the public and assisted with the identification of Lindsay-Woods. Additionally, Crime Stoppers of Oregon received numerous tips that assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with additional information about these robberies or Lindsay-Woods is asked to contact Detective William Winters at (503) 823-0466 or william.winters@portlandoregon.gov.

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New life jacket loaner stand opens at Marine Park Boat Launch this weekend
City of Vancouver - 04/04/14
Vancouver Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Safe Kids Clark County, is proud to announce the opening of a new life jacket loaner stand at Marine Park Boat Launch this weekend. This new stand is being made available through a grant that Safe Kids Clark County received from Sea Tow Foundation.

The life jacket loaner stand will let boaters who need an extra or property fitting life jacket borrow one or more free of charge to take onboard with them, helping to keep themselves and their passengers safer on the water. The stand will be stocked with life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult so that everyone can be safe on the water.

The Marine Park Boat Launch life jacket loaner stand will be open intermittently on weekends into June and then Wednesdays through Sundays throughout the summer (times will vary).

This is the second life jacket loaner stand sponsored by Safe Kids Clark County. The other stand is located at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Regional Park.

About Vancouver Parks and Recreation
Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department is an exciting and vibrant organization which actively contributes to the quality of life for city residents by providing convienant and affordable recreation, health, enrichment and wellness programs as well as activities, and events for all ages, abilities, and income levels. In addition, we steward amazing public spaces for residents and visitors of Southwest Washington.

About Safe Kids Clark County
Safe Kids Clark County is a coalition of local organizations dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids across the United States.

About the Sea Tow Foundation
In 2007, Sea Tow Founder and CEO Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer created the Sea Tow Foundation - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - to promote safe boating practices. The Foundation's goal is to reduce accidents, fatalities and property damage related to recreational boating.
Environmental Stewardship With Salmon In The Classroom (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 04/04/14
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Christian Minor, Ethan Faust, Amanda Frankel (SITC Coordinator) Carter Miller not shown and Braden Tanninen
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Battle Ground, WA - Students throughout the district are learning about environmental stewardship by raising salmon in the classroom. Sponsored by Columbia Springs and Clark Public Utilities the Salmon in the Classroom (SITC) program has been providing hands on education for students throughout the county since 1991. This program engages Clark County students, teachers, parents, and community members in environmental stewardship by increasing awareness of the salmon's unique life cycle and habitat requirements. Laurin Middle, Glenwood Heights Primary, Amboy Middle, CAM Academy, CASEE, Chief Umtuch Middle, and Daybreak Middle schools participated in this year's program.

At Laurin Middle School students got hands on experience with the salmon from being able to study them through multiple stages of early life and eventually releasing them back to the wild. "Through this experience, students gain insight into the complex relationships in nature, the importance of a healthy environment, and form personal connections to nature," said Tina Patten, teacher at Laurin Middle School. This program is in connection with Laurin's After School Fishing Program managed by Darrell Kirkpatrick. With the support of grants and local donations this program teaches fishing, ecology and gives student's exposure to local rivers and streams.

The SCIT program gives students the opportunity to learn about local habitats, the interrelationships between species within their local watersheds, and the importance of keeping our environment healthy and clean. Multiple lesson plans are developed around this program allowing students to interact with material for the full year.

In addition to raising salmon, the SCIT program offers a unique fish dissection learning opportunity as students get a true hands-on experience exploring the external and internal anatomy of a trout. Through this program, students not only understand how the body of a fish is similar to their own, but how they adapt for survival in their own unique environment.
For more information on SITC please visit the Columbia Springs webpage at http://www.columbiasprings.org.


Attached Media Files: Christian Minor, Ethan Faust, Amanda Frankel (SITC Coordinator) Carter Miller not shown and Braden Tanninen
May 2014 CCC Calendar of Events
Clackamas Community College - 04/04/14
April 26 - May 1
International Celebration at CCC
This year's theme is "Celebrating Peace Corps Volunteers." 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 gallery exhibit titled "The Peace Corps: 50 Years of Service." International Celebration activities continue April 28 through May 1, with music, dance, art and cultural displays. Most events take place in the Community Center between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-594-3403 or 503-594-3245.
May 1 & 2
President's Community Forums: Oregon City Campus
President Joanne Truesdell is hosting six community forums in May to discuss a proposed college bond measure. Two forums are scheduled at each of CCC's three campuses. Community forums are scheduled for the Oregon City campus, at 19600 Molalla Avenue, on Thursday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 2, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact PIO Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Chrysalis: Women Writers
Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through discussions of their work. Chrysalis meets from noon to 2 p.m. in the Literary Arts Center, room 220, in Rook Hall. For information, call 503-594-3254.
May 3
Lights! Camera! MOCAP! An evening showcasing film and media in Clackamas County
This event, hosted by the Foundation, celebrates the rollout of the new design and renewed vision of the Clackamas Community College cable channel. Event begins at 6 p.m. in the Gregory Forum at the Oregon City campus and includes a demonstration of the Digital Media Communication program's motion capture system. There is no cost to attend.
May 4
CRT Play Reading Series: "Don't Go Gentle"
Clackamas Repertory Theatre's play-reading series, Sundays At Three, concludes on May 4 with "Don't Go Gentle" by Stephen Belber, directed by Annie Rimmer. Show begins at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre at CCC's Oregon City campus. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.clackamasrep.org or at the box office in the Niemeyer Center. For more information call 503-594-6047.
May 7
'Water Wednesday' Spring CCC Community Fair
Community members and groups, college staff, student clubs and vendors will share information and products during the spring CCC Community Fair. The theme is "Water Wednesday." Event is Wednesday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information call 503-594-3040.
May 15 & 16
President's Community Forums: Harmony Community Campus
President Joanne Truesdell is hosting six community forums in May to discuss a proposed college bond measure. Two forums are scheduled at each of CCC's three campuses. Community forums are scheduled for the Harmony Community Campus, at 7738 S.E. Harmony Road, Milwaukie, on Thursday, May 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact PIO Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162
May 22 & 23
President's Community Forums: Wilsonville Campus
CCC President Joanne Truesdell is hosting six community forums in May to discuss a proposed college bond measure. Two forums are scheduled at each of CCC's three campuses. Community forums are scheduled for the Wilsonville campus, at 29353 Town Center Loop E., on Thursday, May 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 23, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please contact PIO Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162

May 22 - June 1
CCC Spring Term Theater Production
Show title to be announced. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre, Niemeyer Center. To purchase tickets online, visit www.theatreCCC.org or call Kelly at 503-594-3153.
May 29
Behind the Scenes Tour of Spring Term Mainstage Production
Walk the catwalks, take a behind the scenes tour and discover the "magic" of CCC's spring theater production. Tour is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. No cost to attend. RSVP is required; call Kelly at 503-594-3153.
May 27-29
Spring Term Student Performance Showcase
Enjoy student directed one-act plays, stand-up comedy and comedy improv. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. with an additional performance on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. No cost to attend. For information call Kelly White at 503-594-3153 or visit www.TheatreCC.org.
May 26
Memorial Day Holiday
The college will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
May 30
English Department's Mark Twain Fundraising Dinner
The English Department is holding its annual fundraising dinner on Friday, May 30, in the Gregory Forum at the college's Oregon City campus, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for students and $50 for others. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Taylor Donnelly at tdonnelly@clackamas.edu or 503-594-6159 or Sue Mach at suema@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3262.
May 31
Compose Writing Workshop at CCC
The Compose Creative Writing Conference takes place at the college's Oregon City Campus in Roger Rook Hall on May 31. Workshops include fiction, poetry, playwriting, memoir, comics, songwriting, creative nonfiction, digital storytelling, grammar and publishing. The cost is $10 for CCC students and $15 for the general public. Lunch will be available for an additional $10. CCC students can register online through Eventbrite beginning April 21. Registration will be open to the general public on May 1. For more information contact Ryan Davis: at ryand@clackamas.edu or 503-594- 3258, or Sue Mach at suema@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3262.
Clackamas Repertory Theatre's Staged Play Reading Continues on April 13 (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 04/04/14
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OREGON CITY - Clackamas Repertory Theatre continues its fifth annual staged play-reading series, "Sundays at Three," on April 13 with a production of "One Slight Hitch," a zany farce by comedian Lewis Black, best known for his appearances on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.
It is 1981 Cincinnati, and Courtney Coleman is about to be married in a lavish ceremony, that is until her attractive, flaky ex-boyfriend shows up, throwing the entire day into chaos. Add a libidinous sister, an uptight fiancée, a tippling father and a mother obsessing over shrimp boats and a riotous day unfolds. Travis Nodurft directs Clackamas Rep acting company favorites Jayson Shanafelt and Ernie Casciato.
The staged readings are at 3 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre, followed with talk backs with the actors and director and free cookies and coffee.
Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.clackamasrep.org or at the box office in the Niemeyer Center. For more information, call 503-594-3915.


Attached Media Files: Enter a Capti: A photo of last year’s farce “Golden State” is included. Photographer: Bud Nodurft; Actors: Travis Nodurft, Vana O’Brienon
Blue Heron Future is Topic of College Forum (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 04/04/14
President Joanne Truesdell
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OREGON CITY -- Oregon City is re-imagining the site of the former Blue Heron Paper Mill for the future. Thousands of area residents have taken part in discussions and surveys about the future of the site, which served for many years as the industrial center of the region.
Clackamas Community College, a key resource for education and training in the community, is an important voice in shaping the future of the college district. CCC and the mill have been linked through decades of history and will continue as the site is re-imagined for future generations.
CCC will present a forum and discussion on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project (WFLP) on Tuesday, April 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the McLoughlin Auditorium. The WFLP will be the featured topic in the college's spring Inservice gathering. The presentation was originally scheduled for February but was canceled due to a snowstorm.
CCC President Joanne Truesdell will make opening remarks, followed by an overview of the WFLP by Tony Konkol of the city of Oregon City. Mark Garber, president of by the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers, will facilitate a panel discussion about the project.
Participants in the panel include Oregon City Mayor Doug Neeley, Jim Desmond of Metro, Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader, Executive Director Amber Holveck of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce, and Sandy Carter of the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation. CCC instructors Jackie Flowers and Andy Mingo will talk about their work documenting the stories of the Blue Heron Paper Mill.
When Blue Heron closed in 2011, CCC played a prominent role in assisting the mill workers who lost their jobs, many of whom spent their entire working lives at the mill. CCC responded with workforce advising, emergency vehicle repairs, transportation assistance, emergency medical assistance and child care. Workforce Services at CCC provided support and training to prepare the former mill workers for new careers in fields that include health care, manufacturing, automotive and production.
The program is open to the public. For more information, contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.


Attached Media Files: President Joanne Truesdell
Charles Jordan, Former City Commissioner, Portland Parks & Recreation Director, Dies at 77 (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 04/04/14
Photos of Charles Jordan are courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
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"Model the way - you never know who is watching and wanting to be just like you."
-Charles Jordan, on Portland Parks & Recreation.

(Portland, OR) -
Beloved former Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Director and City Commissioner Charles Jordan passed away in his home this morning after a long illness.

Charles Jordan was a pioneer for Portland Parks & Recreation, and implemented lasting and landmark programs for all Portlanders. Jordan's legacy has and continues to enhance the lives of current and future generations. Just a few hallmarks of Jordan's tenure include popular PP&R programs such as the free annual series of Movies in the Park, plus innumerable youth initiatives. Jordan gained public support for critical parks bond and levy measures. He oversaw 44 new Portland parks and natural areas during his tenure. Charles Jordan's leadership, commitment to Portland, and innovative policies are anchors of Portland Parks & Recreation's mission and philosophy now and going forward.

"Charles Jordan is established in history as one of the heroes of Portland," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "His many contributions to our community live on, and his memory will inspire others to reach beyond ordinary goals to achieve greatness. "Charles Jordan epitomized the best in community-building leadership in Portland."

"Charles Jordan was one of my heroes," says City Commissioner Nick Fish, a former Parks Commissioner. "One of the greatest moments in my public service was honoring Charles at the dedication of the Charles Jordan Community Center in the Portsmouth neighborhood. He was a national leader in the parks movement. Today is a sad day for the Portland Parks & Recreation family."

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has ordered all City flags to fly at half-mast from today through Saturday, April 12.

"As Portland's first African-American City Commissioner and Portland Parks & Recreation Director, Charles was the champion for much of what we love about Portland's parks," says Mayor Hales. "Charles Jordan was most of all about access to parks and recreation programs for everyone. He was passionate about that principle, and the rest of us caught the inspiration from him."

"Charles Jordan inspired us all," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "His energy and positive attitude were contagious; he drew people to him and motivated people to help themselves, and their community. At Portland Parks & Recreation, Charles transformed us from a bureau to a family. We continue that tradition even today among all "Parkies". His loss leaves a hole in our hearts, but Charles' legacy lives on."

Jordan's memorial service will be private, for family only.

About Charles Jordan

Charles Jordan was a former Portland City Commissioner, and former Director of Portland Parks & Recreation whose leadership over more than three decades will be felt indefinitely. In June, 2012, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to rename Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s University Park Community Center in honor of Charles Jordan.

"There never has, and there never will be, someone more deserving of this honor," said Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish at the time. "He was the person who took Portland Parks & Recreation to the next level. Charles Jordan is a champion for the environment and conservation nationwide. His commitment to children, families, and to building community is extraordinary."

The renamed Charles Jordan Community Center - a building made possible by his efforts - was dedicated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 with a free public celebration.

After spending his early life in rural Texas, Jordan served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He received his B.S. from Gonzaga University in Education, Sociology, and Philosophy. In 2001, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law degree by the University of Vermont.

Jordan spent 10 years as Portland's first African-American City Commissioner beginning in 1974. He served 14 years as Director of Portland Parks & Recreation and retired in 2003. Jordan literally changed Portland's landscape by overseeing 44 new parks and natural areas during his tenure.

Jordan was the force behind Portland landmarks such as Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Delta Park, Southwest Community Center, renovations to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and Matt Dishman Community Center, and many more public projects and successes.

As City Commissioner, Charles Jordan was noted for his innovative and unconventional approaches to problem solving. He developed the Community Juvenile Officer Program that put Portland Police officers in local schools to engage youth through positive interaction and activities. As Fire Commissioner, he developed an outreach training program to recruit people of color to the Fire Bureau.

On the national stage, Charles Jordan broadened the agenda of the environmental movement and land conservation to make it more inclusive. He is known for his groundbreaking approach to putting people - particularly people of color - at the heart of the American Conservation Movement.

"His great saying was 'Parks are more than just fun and games,'" says Michelle Harper, who worked with Jordan for years in several capacities. "He is a spiritual person with a strong connection to his church, and he saw us all as being connected. Portland's parks were where we could come together to build community and family."

Notable Charles Jordan quotes

"What people don't understand, they won't value; what they don't value, they won't protect; and what they don't protect, they will lose."

"Today you follow, but tomorrow you will be expected to lead."

"If change is to be, it's up to you and me."

"Dreams are simply goals with wings."

"Don't let anyone steal your joy."

"Take good care of yourself and you can care for others."

"We're more than just fun and games."

"Develop a passion for something and do it well."

"Model the way - you never know who is watching and wanting to be just like you."


A chance to embrace Charles Jordan's memory
PP&R is proud to offer a chance to learn more about Charles Jordan at the third annual New Columbia Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 5, from 12pm-3pm.

Free and open to all, Portlanders are invited to celebrate the legacy of the community center's namesake, former City Commissioner and PP&R Director Charles Jordan. Jordan's new book More than Just Fun and Games will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale of More than Just Fun and Games will go directly towards Charles Jordan Community Center.

The community fair will also feature free health screenings and information, children's activities, food samples, and amazing raffle prizes including a bicycle.

WHAT: Charles Jordan Book Release and Community Health Fair
Please join us for a social event featuring the release of Charles Jordan's book at the community center named in his honor, plus health awareness and activities for the whole family.
WHEN: Saturday, April 5, 12pm-3pm
WHERE: Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
WHO: Free and open to all friends and neighbors


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Workforce conferences target 50-and-older crowd
PCC - 04/04/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is hosting two conferences on employment and training aimed at the 50-and-older crowd.

The half-day conferences titled, "Finding Work at 50 Plus: Yes You Can!" are set to go from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in Beaverton at the Willow Creek Center (241 S.W. Edgeway Dr.) and again on Thursday, April 24, at the Portland Metro Workforce Training Center (5600 N.E. 42nd Ave). The free conferences are for members of AARP who are age 50 or older. The purpose is to give information, offer networking opportunities and help create a "next steps plan" for AARP members on employment and training options targeted specifically for their age group. In addition to PCC, AARP and the Small Business Administration are co-sponsoring the events.

The conferences, which are co-sponsored by AARP and the Small Business Administration, will feature workshops on how attendees can run their own business, learn more about solo entrepreneurship, take advantage of the hidden job market, re-careering, and discover specific tools and techniques on finding employment. Keynote speakers include Kevin Cahill with ECON Northwest and Malcolm Boswell from Oregon State Employment. Both will present data on the 50-plus workforce to show where the jobs are, employment trends and data on entrepreneurship. Panel speakers will talk about how they have re-created their lives.

Organizations providing information at the conferences include PCC's Small Business Development and CLIMB centers as well as the college's Career Pathways, Community Education and Life by Design programs. Plus, SCORE, Mercy Corps, Small Business Administration, Worksystems Inc., Experience Works, Easter Seals of Oregon, AARP and Dress For Success will also be on hand.

To register, call toll free at (877) 926-8300.


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/
OBA Endorses Legislative Champions
Oregon Business Association - 04/04/14
Oregon Business Association's Political Action Committee (PAC)announced its early support of members of the Oregon House of Representatives running in the November 2014 general election. John Russell, President of Russell Development Co. is OBA PAC Chair.

Senate champions will be announced on Monday, April 7.

"This is our chance every two years to recognize a group of leaders in the state who make tough decisions to enhance Oregon's economic competitiveness and quality of life," Russell said.

OBA's PAC supports candidates from both sides of the aisle. Ultimately, OBA seeks to support independently-minded individuals who are balanced in their approach to solutions and have a clear vision of how to help grow the state's economy.

PAC members spent the past several weeks meeting with candidates and learning more about their goals and ideas. Candidates were given the opportunity to meet with the PAC for a 30-minute interview, and answered a questionnaire. Those who attended were asked the same set of questions regarding their goals and statewide issues.

Each of these candidates has a positive record of leadership on OBA issues, and also has the potential to champion OBA issues in the future.

OBA will host a bi-partisan reception celebrating these legislators and their accomplishments on Tuesday, April 29 in downtown Portland.


Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario
Representative Cliff Bentz has served in the Oregon House since his appointment in 2008. He holds degrees from Eastern Oregon State College and Lewis & Clark University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and Partner at Yturri Rose, LLP. Bentz is also a farmer and owner/operator of a real estate business and an advocate for rural education and economic development.


John Davis, R-Wilsonville
Representative John Davis is fourth-generation Oregonian, a native of Clackamas and Washington counties, a husband, a father, and a business and real estate attorney. Davis graduated summa cum laude from George Fox University, then dedicated a year of service through the AmeriCorp*VISTA program where he served as Programs Director for a community non-profit. He was elected to the Oregon House in 2012 and elected Republican Deputy Leader in 2013. Davis is an advocate for increasing school days in Oregon, as well as supporting technology, innovation and education to revitalize Oregon's economy.


Val Hoyle, D-West Eugene
Representative Val Hoyle was sworn in to represent House District 14 in the Oregon Legislature on September 29th 2009. She is currently House Majority Leader. Hoyle has 32 years of experience as an advocate, community volunteer, campaign worker and small business professional. Hoyle has worked as a legislative aide and policy analyst for State Senator Floyd Prozanski and prior to the 2011 Session she was the director of the 100% access initiative for United Way of Lane County. The 100% access initiative brings health care and community leaders together to provide affordable and accessible health care to the people of Lane County. Hoyle also has a successful business background with 25 years of experience in domestic and international sales, wholesale distribution and retail management in the sporting goods industry. She has worked for bicycle manufacturers Burley Design, LLC and Cane Creek, LLC to improve sales and marketing systems in the U.S. and internationally.


John Huffman, R-The Dalles
Representative John Huffman was appointed to the Oregon House in 2007 after years of raising a family, running businesses and serving his community in The Dalles. Huffman is an active member of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served on its Economic Development Committee for many years. He helped efforts to attract Google to the Port of The Dalles, as well as to develop the National Scenic Area Discovery Center. As an appointee to the Bi-State Advisory Council, Huffman helped direct millions of dollars in grants and loans to economic development projects throughout the Columbia River Gorge.


Mark Johnson, R-Hood River
Representative Mark Johnson is a long-time resident of District 52. He grew up in the community of Parkdale and attended Hood River County schools from grade 1-12. After attending Whitworth College in Spokane, Johnson moved back to Hood River. He was elected to his first term in the State House of Representatives in November of 2010 and was then re-elected to his second term in November of 2012. During the 2013 session, Johnson served on the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee and Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency Committee. He was also appointed to Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee.


Tina Kotek, D-Portland
Representative Tina Kotek is serving her fourth term in the Oregon House. Serving as Speaker of the House during the 2013 Legislative Session, Kotek made education and economic development her priorities. She led the effort to make a historic $6.75 billion re-investment in public education, working to rehire teachers, bring down class sizes, and add school days. She also oversaw a number of efforts to speed the economic recovery, help more Oregon students access a higher education, and strengthen opportunities for Oregon's middle class families. Kotek holds a B.S. in religious studies from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in international studies from the University of Washington. She lives in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland.



John Lively, D-Springfield
An Oregon native, Representative John Lively was born in LaGrande and raised in Springfield. He graduated from Thurston High School, Lane Community College, and the University of Oregon. He spent four years serving our country in the Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. He has called Springfield home for 49 years. He served as mayor of Springfield from 1976-1985. Lively was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012. He is a champion of removing barriers on new businesses or the ability of existing business to expand. He also supports working with local communities to support their job creation efforts.


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Calling All Men! Help Stop Violence in Our Community by Volunteering for the New Violence Prevention Program BoyStrength (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/04/14
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On December 4, 2013, the Portland City Council approved funding for the Portland Police Bureau to pilot a boy's violence prevention and education program in 2014.

Under the successful model of the WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs, which have a 34 year history of success, the BoyStrength program mission is: fostering awareness, redefining masculinity, and encouraging boys to be leaders in nonviolence.

Contribute to your community by volunteering to teach violence prevention skills. No experience necessary!

Men from all backgrounds, abilities and ages (over 18) are encouraged to apply.

BoyStrength Program instructor applications are being accepted until May 1, 2014, and the training begins on June 7, 2014.

For the Volunteer Information and Application forms, visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/BoyStrength

For additional information, contact the Strength Programs at the Portland Police Bureau's Family Services Division by calling (503) 823-0239, or emailing WomenStrength.pb@portlandoregon.gov

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Department of Forestry names new State Forests Division Chief
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/04/14
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) named Liz Dent as chief of its State Forests Division this week.

Dent, who had been the division's deputy chief since May 2012, succeeds Mike Bordelon who retired after 28 years with ODF.

Dent, of Corvallis, received a Bachelor's degree from Humboldt State University and a Masters degree in forest hydrology from Oregon State University. After graduating from Oregon State, she worked on fish habitat and water quality projects for the U.S. Forest Service, and has been with ODF since 1995, working in a variety of nationally recognized water quality and monitoring leadership roles.

"The State Forests Division has a full plate in the coming years with challenges to address, and opportunities to build upon. I am honored to be the State Forests Division chief, with the opportunity to help lead the division towards successful outcomes," Dent said.

"We are fortunate to have a wide range of stakeholders engaged, all with diverse perspectives on state forest management," she added. "This proves an exciting time for change, and fortunately ODF is resilient and well-versed in embracing changing times. Those out in the field, and those in Salem are exceptionally good at what they do, and that makes me proud to be part of this organization."

The division is responsible for managing nearly 850,000 acres of state-owned forestland, ensuring these lands produce a broad range of benefits including timber, revenue to help support local public services, protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities for Oregonians. ODF-managed lands are mostly concentrated in six state forests in western and central Oregon, and account for about three percent of the state's forestland base.

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Linn Sheriff Warns Public of Tax Fraud
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/04/14
With the tax season upon us, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind citizens to be on the lookout for possible ID theft involving IRS tax refund fraud.

ID theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Other states like Washington are reporting a growing number of others filing taxes using your name and Social Security number. As of today, our office has taken 2 reports involving tax fraud in rural Linn County.

Sheriff Riley recommends that everyone check and monitor their financial accounts and credit report. Be smart on your passwords and be careful where you purchase items when Online. Do not open E-mails from unknown sources and always shred sensitive documents that might contain personal information. Don't give out your Social Security Number and make sure you keep personal information secure in your home.

If you believe you have been a victim of tax fraud or your personal information has been stolen, please contact your local law enforcement agency. For information from the IRS please visit http://www.irs.gov and click on the identity theft tab.
04/03/14
Dog Rescued from Bluff Just Outside Kalama (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 04/03/14
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At approximately 7:30 PM Kalama Fire was notified that a dog appeared to be stuck on the bluff located above Old Pacific Hwy, between Bluff Road and Mt Pleasant Rd in Cowlitz County.
When Fire Crews arrived they could see what appeared to be a Golden Lab mix-breed scared and limping on the bluff, unable to find its way off. The owner of the dog was not initially on scene and firefighters looked for options to make the rescue. As rope rescue teams were gaining access above the dog's location the Ladder Truck from Longview Fire was requested. With darkness setting in, slippery climbing conditions, and rain falling - if the Truck was able to gain access it would be the quickest, easiest, and safest way to affect the rescue.
Firefighters were able to use the reach of the 100' telescoping ladder to easily gain access to the dog, which was placed on a leash, walked into the trucks bucket, and lowered to the ground. Its owner told firefighters that the dog was quite old and had been missing for two days. He was grateful to find "Zeeke" because he would be leaving on vacation in the morning and didn't think he would have seen his dog again. Zeeke was not injured during the rescue, and seemed to enjoy his ride in the trucks bucket. The entire rescue took approximately one hour. The name of the owner is unknown.
Although firefighters typically save and rescue human lives, performing animal rescues offer excellent training for firefighters and specialty rescue teams. The injured dog on the bluff above Old Pacific Hwy could just as easily been an injured hiker, and this carefully coordinated rescue not only saved Zeeke's life, but has better prepared the rescuers for future rescue situations.
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UPDATE - Man Claiming to Have a Gun Taken into Custody near Lincoln High School - No Gun Located (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/03/14
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Officers who searched the 31-year-old man who was taken into custody earlier this afternoon did not locate a handgun on him but during the search officers did locate an item fashioned to resemble a handgun. A photo of this item has been released.

At this point, the man will not face any charges and will continue to receive medical treatment.

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This afternoon, Thursday April 3, 2014, at 3:43 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 18th Avenue and Salmon Street on the report of a male who appeared to be high on drugs walking in and out of traffic and banging on cars.

Officers arrived and contacted the man, estimated to be in his late-20s or early-30s, and he claimed to have a gun and motioned to his waistband. The man refused to comply with officers commands so, concerned the man was armed with a handgun based on his words and actions, an officer fired a less lethal shotgun at the man. The man did not immediately react then he laid down on the ground and was taken into custody.

Medical personnel responded to the scene and have transported the man to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and for a possible drug overdose.

Officers searched the man but no gun was located.

Lincoln High School was placed in lockdown briefly as a precaution.

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Three People Arrested For Armed Robbery (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/03/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on April 1, 2014, at 6:46 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 emergency phone call from a Lebanon women reporting she had been robbed at gunpoint by several people. Leslie Hall, 48-years old from Lebanon said two males and one female pointed a handgun at her and took her purse.

Hall said the robbery happened on Cyrus Road near Albany. Cyrus Road is a dead end road located in the Knox Butte area, northeast of Albany. Hall told deputies she knew who the female suspect was but did not know who the male suspects were.

Deputies learned that Hall and her two friends, Randy Watkins 25-years old and Larissa Charles, 21-years old both from Lebanon, were in Halls vehicle together. Hall said they were giving Charles a ride to Albany when Charles directed Hall to drive towards the Knox Butte area near Cyrus Road.

Charles told Hall she was lost and directed her to stop behind a Ford Ranger pickup which was parked alongside the road. Hall believed they stopped behind the pickup in hopes of asking for directions.

Hall told deputies when she stopped behind the pickup, Charles grabbed Hall's purse, yelled "you're being robbed," then got out of the vehicle. Two males from the parked pickup then approached Hall's vehicle with guns drawn and confronted Hall and Watkins.

One male suspect ordered Watkins to give him everything out of his pockets while the other male suspect ordered Hall to give him her car keys. Both Hall and Watkins were told they would be shot if they did not do what they told them.

Hall got into a struggle with one of the males over the keys to the car and she was able to drive away from the suspects. Watkins was able to jump into Hall's vehicle as she began to drive away.

No injuries were reported.

On April 2, 2014, at 12:45 p.m., Linn County Detectives located Larissa Charles and James Harris, 25-years old from Lebanon, at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Oak Street in Lebanon. Detectives seized a taser from Harris which Hall reported was in her stolen purse. After searching Charles's apartment, detectives seized a .357 revolver, over a quarter pound of processed marijuana, user amounts of methamphetamine, Oxycodone, heroin paraphernalia, packaging material, and a digital scale.

Charles and Harris were both arrested for Robbery I and taken to the Linn County Jail. Harris also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a parole violation.

On April 2, 2014, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Highway 34 near Columbus Street on the suspect vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Martin Wilson, 40-years old from Lebanon. Detectives searched the pickup and found a holster for a handgun used in the robbery and user amounts of methamphetamine.

Wilson was arrested and charged with Robbery in the first degree and unlawful possession of methamphetamine. He was also taken to the Linn County Jail.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.

Arrested Subjects:
Charles, Larissa Leigh DOB: 06/07/92
Harris, James Michael DOB: 10/12/88
Wilson, Martin Matthew DOB: 09/22/73


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Multiple Wanted for Stealing From Guide Dogs for the Blind (photo) (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 04/03/14
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Gresham, Ore. - At least two men and one woman are wanted in connection with stealing approximately $4,800 from the Boring, Ore. based Guide Dogs for the Blind. Sometime between Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2014, unidentified suspects unlawfully entered some of the organization's vehicles and stole gas cards. The cards were then fraudulently used at several gas stations in Gresham, Troutdale, and Portland. Surveillance photos depict multiple vehicles and suspects being involved in these crimes. (Suspects and vehicles pictured below)

The three suspect vehicles involved are identified as a white, 4-door, 2000 era Dodge Stratus; a white, 4-door, 2000 era Buick LeSabre with a dent or mark on the trunk; and a gold, 4-door, 2000 era Chevrolet Malibu with oversize chrome-colored wheels.

Detectives are seeking the public's help identifying all suspects in this case. Anyone with pertinent information is encouraged to call the Gresham Police. The Gresham Police tip line is 503.618.2719 (local) or 1.888.989.3505 (out of area).


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Vancouver Police Attempting to Return Recovered Stolen Property
Vancouver Police Dept. - 04/03/14
On March 27, 2014, the Vancouver Police West Neighborhood Response Team (NRT West) conducted follow up on an investigation involving a series of thefts and residential burglaries. Detectives served search warrants at a residence and a storage unit where several items of stolen property were recovered.

Detectives are attempting to locate the victims related to these thefts and return the recovered property to them. Below is a list of the property items recovered. Photos of each of the items can be viewed on the Vancouver Police Department website at the following link. http://bit.ly/1lsxotg.

* Department 56 collectible Christmas decorations
* Collectible Steiff Bears - some in original boxes and some in plastic bags
* Specialized bike - silver and black
* Specialized bike - green and white (serial # in photo)
* Lionel model train cars
* Lehmann LGB model train cars (Amtrak)

The Vancouver Police Department is asking victims that recognize their property from the list and images to contact Vancouver Police Det. Tyler Chavers at (360) 487-7447 or tyler.chavers@cityofvancouver.us.
Salem Man Arrested After Refusing to Appear for Jury Duty (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/03/14
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James McCalmon II, age 48, of Salem was summoned for grand jury duty and when he showed up he agreed to be a member of the grand jury, reporting that he had no conflicts that would prevent him from appearing. The Grand Jury is a special council of citizens that hears criminal cases over a period of two weeks, generally a four or six day commitment. Citizens of Marion County have a duty to serve on jury duty when summoned by the court.

Mr. McCalmon failed to appear for his Grand Jury appointment on Tuesday April 1st. Deputies were ordered by the court to locate him and bring him in front of the court to explain himself. However when deputies went to find Mr. McCalmon at his residence there was no answer at the door. Deputies left a card for Mr. McCalmon to call the court and left the residence.

On Wednesday April 2nd, the court ordered deputies to return to his house and find him. This time deputies located Mr. McCalmon, arrested him and brought him before the court.

During the court hearing Mr. McCalmon admitted to working a grave yard shift and knowing that he needed to call the court but admitted that he did not call. After hearing Mr. McCalmon's story the court relieved Mr. McCalmon of his jury duty obligation, found him in Contempt and he was taken to the Marion County Jail where he spent 24 hours.


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Update: Named Released - Death Investigation - OC&E Woods Line State Trail east of Klamath Falls
Oregon State Police - 04/03/14
Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of the State Medical Examiner's Office, is continuing the investigation into the cause of death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning in the brush off OC&E Woods Line State Trail near Olene in Klamath County. There was no obvious sign of foul play.

The deceased man is identified as CODY HAROLD PEMBERTON, age 60, from Klamath Falls. The State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an examination Thursday afternoon and told detectives the cause of death is pending toxicology test results.

According to Sergeant Robert Fenner, on April 2, 2014 at approximately 12 noon, OSP Klamath Falls troopers and detectives responded and confirmed the body of a fully clothed deceased adult male was found a quarter mile from Olene Store in the brush about 30 yards off the trail. A hiker reported finding the deceased male, identified as PEMBERTON, while traveling along the trail.

Detectives learned PEMBERTON was dropped off at the trail on Monday and failed to contact a family member as originally planned.

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a rails-to-trails conversion into a non-motorized path for walking, jogging, cycling, and equestrian use.

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Three history scholars to present research findings April 25 in Albany
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 04/03/14
Three Oregon university students will present research findings April 25 at the Oregon Heritage Conference in Albany. The presentations will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Pix Theatre, 321 SW 2nd Ave. and are free and open to the public.

The three students have been named Oregon Heritage Fellows by Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, based on the strength of both their scholastic achievement and their research topics. The fellowships encourage the thoughtful inquiry of Oregon's heritage by emerging scholars.

"The Fellows conduct original research into the diverse history of Oregon, often on topics that have drawn less attention from more-experienced historians," explains Roger Roper, assistant director with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. "We believe it is important that their research is presented to the public."

The Fellows, their schools and topics are:

Elizabeth Morrison, Oregon State University, "Unearthing Oregon's Past: An Environmental History of Aggregate Mining in the Willamette Basin"

Ivan Sandoval Cervantes, University of Oregon, "Being Zapotec, Latino and Oregonian: Zapotec Indigenous Identities in Oregon"

Lou Watson, Pacific Northwest College of Art, "Roadside Attraction: Situational Aesthetics and Place-Identity of NE Sandy Boulevard (57th to 82nd), Portland, Oregon"

Chris Bell, cultural resources program coordinator with the Oregon Department of Transportation, will moderate the session.

The Oregon Heritage Conference April 23-25 brings together staff and volunteers from historical societies, historic landmark commissions, schools and universities, humanities groups, local and state agencies, museums, tourism and economic development organizations, federal agencies and tribal governments. To find more information and register for the conference, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/conference.aspx


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UPDATE (Video and photos): Graffiti, vandalism hit Woodburn senior community (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 04/03/14
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WOODBURN -- Woodburn police continue its investigation into Tuesday vandalism and graffiti spree in The Estates Golf and Country Club. Fifteen homes were targeted, along with cut wires to phone and cable systems.

This release has photos and video of the suspects.


Attached Media Files: Video 2 , Video 1 , Suspect , Suspect walking , Two suspects
North Clackamas Christian School Vandals Identified and Charged
Oregon City Police Dept. - 04/03/14
Thanks to tips received from the public three suspects from the North Clackamas Christian School Vandalism have been identified. The suspects have been interviewed by Police and charged with Criminal Mischief and Theft. The suspects are Juveniles and their names will not be released. The suspects were not students at the school.
EPA Recognizes Evergreen Public Schools with 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence (Photo)
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 04/03/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Evergreen Public Schools with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for the district's continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Evergreen's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.

Evergreen Public Schools, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.

"Evergreen is honored to receive this award," said Dave Cone, the district Resource Conservation Manager. "We are committed to our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in our schools, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment."

Across the U.S., top companies and organizations are leading the way toward a more energy-efficient future through their participation in ENERGY STAR. Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

"Evergreen Public Schools has earned EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award - because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient," said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.

The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. Award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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.


Attached Media Files: Partner of the Year
Oregon National Guard re-dedicates Milton-Freewater Readiness Center (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 04/03/14
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MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. -- The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to hold a re-dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently upgraded Milton-Freewater Readiness Center in Milton-Freewater, Ore., on April 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Milton-Freewater Mayor Lewis Key, Oregon Rep. Greg Smith, R-Heppner, and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, are scheduled to attend the ceremony.

Media and the public are also invited to attend.

The readiness center is located at 149 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, Ore. The facility is currently home to Detachment 1, 1186th Military Police Company, Oregon Army National Guard.

The first unit assigned to the armory was Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment, of the 41st Infantry Division, which was federally recognized in March 1947. After World War II, with support from the local American Legion post and the Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon Army National Guard organized a unit in Freewater. The unit initially drilled in the Freewater Community Building. By 1951, the merged towns of Milton and Freewater began promoting a centrally located armory by donating six lots to the state.

The building's original construction was completed on Jan. 1, 1954. The completed armory was dedicated in March 1954. The armory served as a civil defense headquarters and Red Cross kitchen during the 1964 and 1965 floods.

The armory is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places due to its association with the post-WWII National Guard expansion program. It was the first armory to be built in Oregon using the 75-percent federal and 25-percent state funding program outlined in the Defense Facilities Act of 1950. Also, it was the first armory built to house a single unit in Oregon under the National Guard Bureau plan and therefore an example of the K-style armory.

A unique feature of the armory is the upper-story windows on the assembly hall drill floor. It is the only K-style armory with tall windows allowing for much natural lighting. All other K-style armories had smaller, and fewer upper-story windows. The Milton-Freewater Armory has retained its integrity of location, setting, design, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.

Work on the upgrade began in September 2012 and was completed in March 2014 at a cost of more than $4 million. This facility serves the community with flexible rental space and it meets all building codes for Americans with Disabilities Act and seismic requirements. The building also meets State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) requirements.


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Climate and energy expert to give free public lecture at WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver - 04/03/14
VANCOUVER, WASH. -- Washington State University Vancouver's Center for Social and Environmental Justice will present a free lecture by Eric de Place, policy director at Sightline Institute in Seattle. The lecture will be presented from noon - 1:15 p.m. and again from 1:25 - 2:40 p.m. April 10 in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. The lecture is free and open to the public.

De Place spearheads Sightline's work on climate and energy policy and is a leading Northwest expert on strategies to cut carbon pollution. He writes extensively about coal and oil exports, and is considered an authority on a range of issues connected to fossil fuel transport, including carbon emissions, railway congestion, coal dust, water pollution and economics. He also conducts research on demographics, storm water runoff, transportation, land use and economic security. Previously he worked with the Northwest Area Foundation, developing strategies to alleviate poverty in rural communities. He has a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

The Sightline Institute has released a study estimating the climate impacts of the proposed fossil fuel export facilities in the Pacific Northwest as equivalent to seven times that of the Keystone XL pipeline.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, and is accessible via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.

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Metro Gang Task Force Investigation Leads to Three Arrests - Seizure of Guns and Narcotics (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/03/14
This morning, Thursday April 3, 2014, at 4:45 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 9500 block of North Buchanan Avenue in connection with an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Metro Gang Task Force.

Investigators seized two firearms, counterfeit US currency, and quantities of Oxycontin, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, ecstasy, and marijuana.

Three people were arrested on a variety of drug-related charges:

25-year-old Sonny Phosakham

22-year-old Teng Cha

29-year-old Christopher Phomsopha

All three were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Friday.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no additional information can be released at this time.

The Metro Gang Task Force is a multi-agency anti-gang effort that includes representatives from the Portland Police Bureau; the Beaverton Police Department; the Tigard Police Department; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the United States Attorney's Office, District of Oregon; and, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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Centennial School District Board Meeting - April 9, 2014
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 04/03/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. At this meeting the winter athletes will be recognized and the Oliver Elementary School building report will be presented.

The Board will consider adoption of policies from Section G - Personnel of the district policy manual. They will also consider the adoption of: the board meeting schedule for 2014/2015, language arts textbook adoption for grades K-5, CHS and CPS, and the designation of May 5-9, 2014 as CEA teacher appreciation week.
GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Friday April 4 at Margaret Scott School (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/03/14
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On Friday April 4, 2014, at 12:05 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Margaret Scott School, located at 14700 Northeast Sacramento Street.

Officer Amy Bruner-Dehnert will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Traffic Enforcement Detail Results
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/03/14
The Tualatin Police hosted a four (4) hour traffic enforcement/education detail on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 between the hours of 8:30am and 12:30pm. During that time the Tigard and Sherwood Police Departments assisted Tualatin Police with the enforcement.

The detail focused on seatbelt use, cell phone use, failure to obey traffic control devices, unsafe/un-signaled lane changes, speeding, and misuse of continuous left-turn lanes. Enforcement efforts took place in various locations throughout the city. The effort was to focus on education through enforcement.

A total of 39 traffic stops were made throughout the event, resulting in 27 citations and 13 warnings being issued.

Tualatin Police encourage drivers to remain vigilant and to obey Oregon traffic laws.


Attached Media Files: Traffic Enforcement Detail Results
Clark County Sheriff's Office Investigates apparent Murder / Suicide
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/03/14
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Clark County Sheriff's Office Investigates apparent Murder / Suicide
Deceased - Fay Marie Allen (70 years old)
Deceased - Milton "Wayne" Allen (71 years old)
Address: La Center, WA (exact address not being released in order to safeguard the property)

On 03/31/2014 Clark County Sheriff's patrol responded to a residence in the Fargher Lake area in north Clark County regarding a welfare check. Upon arrival, a deputy contacted a family member who was standing by at the residence. The family member, who does not live at the residence, related he had not heard from his mother for several days. He had knocked on the door, looked through the windows and walked the property but didn't see anything. The cars were still in the driveway. Feeling something was amiss, he contacted 911. Deputies entered the house through an unlocked rear door and found Fay and "Wayne" Allen deceased in a bedroom. Evidence at the scene indicated that "Wayne" killed Fay and then took his own life. A firearm was involved.

Records indicate that 911 had received a hang up call from the residence on 3/28/14. A deputy was dispatched to check on the welfare of the occupants at the address, but the call was cancelled prior to arriving at the location. An internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of the call is underway and the deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation.
There is not any other previous call history for this particular address.


The Clark County Sheriff's Office delayed issuing a press release until Wayne's son could be notified of the deaths. That notification occurred the afternoon of April 2nd.


The investigation is ongoing.
Screening of HBO documentary "American Winter" to be held at Western Oregon University (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 04/03/14
American Winter
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estern Oregon University will hold a screening of the Oregon-based award-winning HBO film American Winter on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in room 105 of the Health and Wellness Center. American Winter is a vivid illustration of what is happening to families across America, including working families losing their homes, people who remain jobless or underemployed, children going hungry, families losing utilities in the dead of winter and lives being devastated by medical costs. Produced with support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, American Winter was shot in Portland, Ore. by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz. A panel discussion with 211 Information, Oregon Center for Public Policy and the Marion-Polk Foodshare will follow the film. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a cash or food donation for local food pantries.

As the economy slowly recovers from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, a record number of American families find themselves caught in a daily struggle for basic needs. At the same time, the social safety net intended to help those in crisis has been impacted by budget cuts, creating a perfect storm of greater need and fewer resources available to vulnerable families. Framed through the very personal stories of eight families, American Winter reveals the devastating fallout of the mortgage meltdown, unemployment, the health care crisis and a shrinking social safety net. Woven into the film are local economic experts, policy analysts, religious leaders and social workers, all of whom give context to the families' stories.

The eight families profiled in the film were among thousands calling "211 Info", a Portland referral hotline connecting callers with community resources and social services. As one operator explains, "I can't count the number of people I've spoken with who start their conversation with 'I never believed I would be in this situation.' They say, 'I have always worked.'"

The film is an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in the lives of Oregon families, and reveals the human consequences of rising economic insecurity, threats to the social safety net, and the fracturing of the American Dream. For countless middle-class families who have experienced job loss or an unexpected financial setback, the American Dream has become an American nightmare. Working families, including over 16 million children, seemingly on a path toward economic security, have discovered how quickly they can slip from the middle class into poverty.

The event is sponsored by WOU 082, WOUFT and the Rural Organizing Project. For more information, contact Jackson Stalley at 503-838-8894 or stalleyj@wou.edu.


Attached Media Files: American Winter
Vandals Target North Clackamas Christian School (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 04/03/14
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The Oregon City Police Department is currently investigating a vandalism that caused significant damage at the North Clackamas Christian School, 19575 Sebastian Way, Oregon City. The vandalism took place sometime after 9:00pm on April 2nd, 2014. The three suspects who appear to be 18-20 yrs old males entered a locked gated area of the school courtyard. Once inside they smashed windows, spilled paint on playground equipment, and ransacked students lockers. The estimated damages are into the thousands of dollars, making the crime a felony. If anyone has any information regarding the incident please contact the Oregon City Police Department 503-655-8211


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Stomp All Over Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 04/03/14
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More than 5,500 people are expected to rally in nine communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington between April 19th and May 3rd for the National MS Society's annual Walk MS fund raising event. Participants help raise funds for critical, cutting edge research that benefits the 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.

Walk MS Oregon - 2014 Dates and Locations
All locations are 100 percent accessible, 5k walk routes with entertainment and refreshments along the way. While there is no fund raising minimum or fee to register, the Oregon Chapter encourages a $5 minimum donation.

Saturday, April 19th 10:00am
Portland - Pioneer Courthouse Square
Bend - Riverbend Park

Saturday, April 26th 10:00am
Heppner - All Saints Episcopal Church
Central Point - Twin Creeks Park
9:00am
Merrill - Merrill Presbyterian

Sunday, April 27th 10:00am
Vancouver, WA - Esther Short Park

Saturday, May 3rd 10:00am
Corvallis - Helen M. Berg Plaza
Eugene - Alton Baker Park
Salem - Riverfront Park

"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."

Watch Video
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Register, start a team, volunteer, make a donation or learn more at: www.walkMSoregon.com


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WOU awarded grant to close opportunity grant gaps for culturally and linguistically diverse students
Western Oregon University - 04/03/14
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently awarded $200,000 to Western Oregon University's Teaching Research Institute and College of Education, one of nine competitively funded grant awards, to support Project High Five - Culture, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication and Community. The project is a collaborative endeavor between WOU, Central School District (CSD) 13J, the Ella Curran Food Bank, and the Oregon Child Development Coalition to develop a strong Professional Development School (PDS) partnership program between CSD and WOU and will advancing the ability of teachers to meet the needs of culturally and/or linguistically diverse students, which is a key component of Oregon's 40-40-20 goal. This PDS partnership program is based on principles of culturally responsive pedagogy while strengthening and expanding English Language Development (ELD) for English Learners and being actively involved with community partnerships and service to the community.

Project High Five builds upon the work of two prior WOU grant funded endeavors that developed a contextualized, content-based English Language Development (ELD) model. Over the past 18 months, WOU has worked with teachers and administrators at CSD to reshape and expand the district's ELD model according to district needs and research-based practices. The model "is a research-based approach that keeps the students in their home classrooms and anchors the learning of English to content that is already part of the students' academic day," said Dr. Maria Dantas-Whitney, the project director. "This model offers an opportunity for students to receive ELD‐focused instruction that integrates the presentation of topics or tasks from subject matter." The Oregon Department of Education named the contextualized ELD model an "Equity Promising Practice."

"Becoming culturally responsive requires strong links between schools, families and communities to increase student success by removing barriers that block educational achievement. Project High Five will strengthen the trust, understandings and commitment between Central School District and Western Oregon University resulting in improved outcomes for K-12 students, pre-service and in-service teachers and increased community collaborations," said Dr. Chloe Hughes, project co-director.

A important aspect of Project High Five is the rigorous program evaluation included within the project. "We want to be able to collect enough meaningful data that we can clearly demonstrate the impact of this innovative model," said Dr. Christina Reagle, project evaluator. "We hope to be able to document how this type of project contributes to Oregon's 40-40-20 goal."

About TRI
TRI's mission is to inform and facilitate change in educational and human service systems that improve the quality of life for individuals. Originally established in 1961, the work at TRI has followed a course congruent with state and national issues in education and human services. TRI houses seven Centers focused on informing and facilitating change in educational and human service systems to improve the quality of life for all individuals. Funded through external grants, the Centers conduct programs of research, develop evidence-based interventions that are provided through technical assistance and professional development, and increase system capacity to effect change. TRI manages a yearly grants' expenditures budget of $6.5 - $7 million.

About WOU
Western Oregon University, founded in 1856, is the oldest public university in the western United States. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is a member of the seven-campus Oregon University System and is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Donate Food for Sunshine Division and Receive Free Skiing
Portland Police Bureau - 04/03/14
***This Flash Alert is being sent on behalf of the Portland Police Sunshine Division***

Donate 8 cans of food to ski or ride for FREE during the
26th Annual Ski for Sunshine set for Friday, April 4th, 2014.

(Government Camp, OR --April 2, 2014) - Skiers and snowboarders may ride for free from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, April 4th with the donation of eight cans of food that will benefit the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

All riders are encouraged to bring peanut butter, chili, soups, canned meats, fruits and vegetables to fill the Sunshine Division truck that will be parked in the Skibowl West parking lot. A contribution of eight items (per person) will qualify you for a day lift ticket, valid from 9:00am to 4:00pm, a $49.00 value!

"We've done this for 26 years now and are so gratified by the support we receive from our guests, said Kirk Hanna, Owner and Operator of Mt. Hood Skibowl. "Through the years Skibowl guests have donated over 115,000 pounds of food for emergency relief, making a significant difference in the lives of Portland area families and individuals. We are hoping to collect even more this year since the need continues to grow."

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 90-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Skibowl have partnered since 1988 and in that time, Skibowl has collected more than 115,000 pounds of food, nearly 57 tons, for local people in need.

About Sunshine Division:
The Sunshine Division offers free food assistance six days a week at their N Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct for immediate dispatch. In addition, Sunshine Division provides no-cost, bulk food and food boxes to 15+ local hunger relief non-profits serving Clark, Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties. The Sunshine Division also offers new and gently-used clothing and funds school clothes shopping for low income children through the Izzy's Kid's program that pairs a Portland Police Officer with a child for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

About Skibowl:
Mt. Hood Skibowl is the closest ski resort to Portland, less than an hour east on Highway 26 in Government Camp. Open daily, it is America's Largest Night Ski Area. For up to date information, check out www.skibowl.com or call the snow phone, 503-222-BOWL (2695). 87000 E Hwy 26, Government Camp, OR 97028
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Board on Public Safety Standards and Training to Hold Quarterly Meeting
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/03/14
Board on Public Safety Standards and Training April 24, 2014 Notice of Regular Meeting

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.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired must be made to Tammera Hinshaw at least 48 hours before the meeting at(503)373-1553 or tammera.hinshaw@state.or.us.


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 - Revocation
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


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the 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/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 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 20,000 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. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Fort Vancouver National Trust Presents Fifth Annual Columbia River Concours d'Elegance (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/03/14
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(April 3, 2014 - Vancouver, WA) The Fort Vancouver National Trust will be presenting the 2014 Columbia River Concours d'Elegance, Sunday, August 3, 2014 along Officers Row on the grounds of historic Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. The venue is just across the river from Portland, Oregon making the event easily accessible for the automobile enthusiasts from around the state or around the country.

Over 100 classic cars restored to showroom polish will be on display on the grounds of Officers Row. "The Concours is not a speed event, but one of elegance and excellence," said Columbia River Concours founder Keith Ansell, "Vehicles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit, elegance, and style. The best receive the recognition and awards they deserve."

Awards for Best in Show, Best in Class, and Second and Third in Class will be presented. The Senior or Special Judge may also give "Specialty Awards" for cars of unusual merit.

Vehicles may be entered in forty classes representing virtually all the classic and collectable marques. Each celebrating their 100th anniversary, the 2014 show will feature Maserati and Dodge in addition to other famous names such as Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Alpha Romeo, Austin Healey, MG, Porsche, Triumph, Cadillac, Corvette, Lincoln, Morgan, and a host of others. Two classes also include Commercial Vehicles and Motorcycles, Scooters and Boats.

Hours of the event are 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 2014. The award ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at columbiariverconcours.com/tickets.

A classic car tour will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, ending in a luncheon at the Artillery Barracks building.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, pre-purchasing tickets, and entering a vehicle in the Columbia River Concours d'Elegance, visit columbiariverconcours.com or call the Trust at 360-992-1804.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust:

Established in 1998, Fort Vancouver National Trust is a 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 supports Fort Vancouver partners in a collective effort to preserve, enhance and operate Fort Vancouver for public benefit through education, resource development, advocacy, community identity, programs and cultural tourism. For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.


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OLMV to honor Weiden, Wyden and Walden at annual Liberty and Hope Awards dinner on June 26 in Portland
Wells Fargo - 04/03/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The non-partisan Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) will honor Wieden+Kennedy co-founder Dan Wieden; Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden; and Congressman Greg Walden at its seventh annual Liberty and Hope Awards Dinner.

The charity banquet is set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Tickets are $150 per person. Event sponsorships are also available. To purchase either, contact the OLMV at olmv@oregonlmv.org or (503) 720-6776. The OLMV will make a limited number of complimentary tickets available for interested community members.

"We chose to honor Dan, Ron and Greg for their efforts to empower and advance the interests of Oregon's minority residents," said OLMV Executive Director Promise King. "We invite all those who share our vision of one great and indivisible Oregon to join us as we celebrate their commitment and contributions."

"Even as we advocate daily, highlighting the battles of diversity and inclusion that still need to be won, this event offers us a forum to thank and recognize those who are intentional and consistent in making inclusion and diversity possible in our state," said OLMV Chair Sho Dozono.

The annual Liberty and Hope Awards recognize those in the majority who take extraordinary steps to promote excellence and opportunities for people of color. More than 500 supporters, including community leaders, elected officials, business chieftains, and non-profit executives, attended last year's event.

At this year's event, the OLMV will also unveil its much anticipated "Science On Wheels." The program will bring a traveling classroom in a retrofitted bus to underserved neighborhoods to create access to and promote the virtues of employment in communities of color.

Past honorees include former Oregon governors Vic Atiyeh and Barbara Roberts, former U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, former Portland Mayor Tom Potter, Providence Hospital CEO Ross Danielson, former TriMet General Manager Fred Hanson, Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, David Bartz Jr. of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, philanthropist Tom Kelly, Nike founder Phil Knight, University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson, and Oregon State University President Ed Ray.

About The Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV)
A concerned group of volunteers and leaders founded the OLMV in 2007 to advocate for public policies that uniquely impact all people of color throughout Oregon. The nonpartisan group serves as a liaison between communities of color, policy leaders and public institutions that serve them. For more information about OLMV, visit www.oregonlmv.org or contact it at info@oregonlmv.org.
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Update 4/2: Suspect in custody-- Clackamas County SWAT Team responds to a barricaded wanted man in Estacada. (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/02/14
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UPDATE: BRANDON STAVENJORD ARRESTED AFTER MULTI-AGENCY, MULTI-COUNTY PURSUIT

Brandon Stavenjord -- the suspect in a March 19 SWAT call that ended when deputies learned Stavenjord fled the scene before SWAT arrival -- has been arrested following a multi-agency, multi-county pursuit.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies had been actively following up on leads on Stavenjord's whereabouts for the past couple weeks -- until last night's Portland Police pursuit offered a break in the case.

Just after midnight on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Portland Police Bureau officers attempted to stop Stavenjord in his vehicle, a purple 1994 Ford Explorer. PPB had probable cause to stop the vehicle on a theft charge unrelated to the March 19 SWAT call, in which deputies were attempting to arrest Stavenjord on a parole violation.

Stavenjord fled in his vehicle, and PPB gave chase.

The pursuit crossed into Clackamas County at 12:35 a.m.; Clackamas County dispatch advised Clackamas County Sheriff's Office units that PPB was in pursuit. Several Sheriff's Office units joined the chase.

Deputies joined the pursuit at Johnson Creek Blvd. and 92nd Ave. -- continuing on Sunnyside to 122nd Avenue, down SE 135th Avenue to SE Highway 212, then east onto Highway 224 towards Carver.

Around 12:40 a.m., one of the pursuing Sheriff's Office deputies recognized that the fleeing Ford Explorer was associated with Stavenjord, who was possibly armed.

The pursuit continued into Carver. Spike-strips were deployed in an attempt to flatten the vehicle's tires near Ely Road, but were unsuccessful.

The pursuit continued down Hwy. 211 into Estacada. Deputies finally encountered the suspect SUV spun out on the 33000 block of SE Moss Hill Road. Stavenjord was seen exiting the vehicle and fleeing into the nearby woods. Approximately 200 feet into the woods, deputies and K9s took Stavenjord into custody around 1:04 am.

Brandon Jon Stavenjord is now lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Driving While Suspended/Revoked, Attempting to Elude A Police Officer, and Parole Violation. Bail is set at $22,500. His full booking info is here:

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********UPDATE on Brandon Stavenjord**********

The Clackamas County Sheriff's SWAT Team did a thorough search of the residence and area only to find Mr. Stavenjord had escaped before the SWAT teams arrival.

Mr. Stavenjord is believed to have left the area by an unknown means and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has no reason to believe he is an immediate threat to area citizens.

Anyone one with information about the whereabouts of Mr. Brandon Jon Stavenjord is urged to call 911 or you can contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html


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On March 19 at 1:30 pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to an address on SE Tumala Mountain Rd. in rural Clackamas County in an attempt to arrest 41 year old Brandon Stavenjord who was wanted on a felony parole warrant. When deputies arrived, they learned he was inside the residence and refused to come out. Based on Mr. Stavenjords past criminal history and access to weapons the Clackamas County SWAT Team was called to the scene.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like residents in the area to know the scene is contained and they are not in any immediate danger. Would also like the residents in the area near SE. Tumala Mountain Rd and SE. Kemp to stay away due to heavy police activity.

The investigation is still ongoing and will give more updates later.


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Driver Issued Citations for Fatal February Traffic Crash on Southeast Division Street
Portland Police Bureau - 04/02/14
38-year-old Jarred Holt has been issued two traffic citations as a result of the investigation into a pedestrian crash on February 14, 2014, at Southeast 84th Avenue and Division Street.

The citations are for Careless Driving Causing Death to a Vulnerable Road User and Careless Driving Causing Serious Injury to a Vulnerable Road User. Holt must appear before a judge on April 21, 2014.

This investigation started on February 14, 2014, at 11:26 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 84th Avenue and Division Street on the report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle.

Investigators have learned that a 80-year-old Zhi Hu and his wife, 78-year-old Yan Huang, were crossing Southeast Division Street, from North to South in an unmarked crosswalk. A 2014 GMC pick-up truck, driven by Holt, was making a left (eastbound) turn from 84th Avenue onto Division Street when he struck both pedestrians near the center turn lane.

Huang died at the scene and her husband, Hu, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.

Holt remained at the scene and cooperated fully with the investigation. Impairment by drugs or alcohol is was not a factor in this crash.

The case was presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, who determined that no criminal charges would be filed against Holt.

This was the second traffic fatality of 2014 in Portland.

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Car Crashes Into Northeast Portland 7-Eleven Store - Injures a Customer
Portland Police Bureau - 04/02/14
This afternoon, Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 2:02 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 7-Eleven store located at 4715 Northeast Columbia Boulevard on the report that a car crashed into the store and injured a customer.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the customer, 25-year-old Andres Pasaye-Remigio, who was suffering from minor injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The driver, 47-year-old Alake Patterson, was cited for Driving Uninsured and Careless Driving (with a crash). She was not impaired at the time of the crash.

Investigators learned that Patterson accidentally accelerated instead of using her brakes as she pulled into a parking spot and crashed into the store.

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New reptile show for Water Center's Critter Count and Second Saturday on April 12 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 04/02/14
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The Water Resources Education Center celebrates the 14th Annual Critter Count on April 12. Start your Saturday morning by counting critters in their natural habitat. Then, see more critters up close at a new, live show with snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Join in one or both events:

CRITTER COUNT (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - On Saturday, April 12, the Water Resources Education Center invites the public to assist with field surveys of amphibians and reptiles at the 14th Annual Critter Count. The Critter Count begins at 9 a.m., with a brief training session conducted by a wildlife biologist for a quick overview of the identification of frogs, snakes, salamanders, lizards and other local amphibians and reptiles. Then, venture out into the field to find and record critters in their natural habitat until 12:30 p.m. at one of four sites. A wildlife expert and a site coordinator will be on hand at each location to help with the search and critter identification.

Participants must provide their own transportation to field sites. For a great experience, please come equipped with boots, warm clothes, a lunch and, if possible, binoculars. Training, field guidebooks, equipment, snacks and water will be provided. All ages are welcome to participate, and children must be accompanied throughout the count by adults. At least one adult chaperone is required for every three students in grades 3-8. For younger ages, please have one adult chaperone per child.

Frogs and other amphibians are extremely sensitive to changing environmental conditions and reduced habitats. Keeping track of the numbers provides a better understanding of the conditions they are facing. Data gathered during Critter Count will be sent to a statewide wildlife database to help with this effort. Critter Count is a partnership of the City of Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center; Washington State University-Vancouver; Columbia Springs; CASEE Center, a program of the Battle Ground School District; and the Northwest Ecological Research Institute.

SECOND SATURDAY (1 - 3:30 p.m.) - The critter fun continues at the Water Center on April 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., when visitors have an opportunity to view snakes, lizards and other reptiles up close. For the first time, the Water Center welcomes Brad's World Reptiles with two live critter shows, starting at 1 p.m. and again at 2:15 p.m. Learn about all sorts of reptiles - some you could find in your own backyard and some more unique critters. Find out how you can be respectful of nature and the ecosystem and still keep some kinds of exotic critters. Become a "Herp Hero" as you discover things to do at home to protect critters and provide the clean water they need. Families are encouraged to join the Earth month celebration on April 12, at the Water Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is free!

For additional information, please call 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter on the web.


ABOUT THE WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION CENTER:
Overlooking the Columbia River, the City of Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center offers exhibits, events and educational programs designed to teach us all how to be excellent stewards of water resources and how to use water wisely. The Water Center, a division of the City's Department of Public Works, is also caretaker of one of the metropolitan area's few remaining natural Columbia River riparian areas, nearly 50 protected acres of adjacent wetlands providing feeding, nesting and resting habitat for more than 120 species of fish and wildlife. The Water Center is part of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve.

The Water Center's general hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. From Interstate 5 or Interstate 205, take state Highway 14 to Exit 1. Turn south under the highway, then east at the Columbia Shores intersection onto Columbia Way and head east about 3 miles to the Water Center. More information is available on the Internet at www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter or by calling 360-487-7111.


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OSP Criminal Investigations Division Sex Abuse Investigation Leads to Arrest of Fort Klamath Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/02/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

On April 1, 2014 at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted EFREN M. VALENCIA, age 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him into custody. A Klamath County Circuit Court judge issued a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after a grand jury indicted VALENCIA following an investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division. VALENCIA was lodged in the Klamath County Jail.

The investigation centered on alleged criminal conduct toward a known female victim when she was less than 12 years of age. In October 2013, OSP arrested VALENCIA related to another sex abuse investigation into allegations involving a second known female victim who at the time was also under 12 years of age.

Lead investigator is Detective Don Miller.

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Beaverton City Library Invites Public to Book Signing for Bestselling Author Marissa Meyer
City of Beaverton - 04/02/14
The Beaverton City Library welcomes Northwest Author Marissa Meyer for a visit during National Library Week on Wednesday, April 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meyer will answer questions about her books and sign copies at the conclusion of the event.

"We are excited to host Marissa Meyer and give fans the opportunity to get to know her in person," said Abigail Elder, library director. "I encourage those of you who haven't had the chance to read her books to come check them out."

Meyer will showcase her bestselling debut novel, Cinder, which was released in 2012. Cinder is the first of four titles in the quartet set, The Lunar Chronicles, followed by Scarlet, Cress and soon-to-be released Winter. Each book presents a twist on classic fairy tales by keeping the essence of magic while combining science fiction. Meyer's primary audience is for teens, yet her work has resonated with many adult readers as well. For more information about Mayer and her work, visit www.marissameyer.com/books.

All ages are welcome to attend the event. There is no cost or registration required. The book signing will be held at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW Fifth Street) in Meeting Room A. For more information, contact the Teen Desk at 503-350-4001 or visit www.beavertonlibrary.org.

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

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

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MESD Board Agency Goals Committee Meeting - 4-9-14 @ 5:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 04/02/14
The Board Agency Goals Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Glass Conference room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will continue discussion Board Activities related to the Performance Areas/Agency Goals approved by the Board, and continue work on the Equity Plan and Strategic Plan.

The full agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD Website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
Reusable envelopes save money, trees and water
Pacific Power - 04/02/14
Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gauntt, Pacific Power, April 2, 2014
503-813-7291
Tom.Gauntt@pacificorp.com
Follow at: @TomGauntt1

Reusable envelopes save money, trees and water
Pacific Power customers now getting special envelopes with their monthly bills

PORTLAND, Ore. - Beginning in April, just in time for Arbor Day and Earth Day, Pacific Power customers will receive their billing statements in new reusable envelopes they can also use to send their payments back to the company. This switching from the traditional two-envelope combination to a single reusable envelope will help keep operating costs low and benefit the environment.

"Last year alone, we sent more than 16 million return envelopes to customers, yet only 5 million were used to return payments," said Karen Gilmore, Pacific Power vice president of customer service. "With reusable envelopes we're eliminating the need for a separate return envelope, just one of the many, innovative ways we are saving our customers money and conserving resources. This change has the potential to conserve up to 3,200 trees, 3.7 million gallons of water and avoid nearly 1 million pounds of carbon emissions each year."

To learn more about Pacific Power's new reusable envelopes and watch a 1-minute video showing how to use them, visit pacificpower.net/reusableenvelope.

"We know this represents a change, but the savings are real," said Gilmore. "We've tested this with customer groups and they were surprised how easy it was. With the video and other outreach plans, we want to make this fundamentally beneficial change as easy as possible."

Customers with questions can also call to speak with a customer service representative anytime, toll free at 1-888-221-7070.

Pacific Power is one of the first businesses in the region to use these special envelopes. The company is informing customers about the new envelopes in a variety of ways, including its Voices newsletter, the company website, social media and outreach to senior service agencies and other community organizations.

"We're proud to be one of the first companies to take this step," said Gilmore. "The environmental benefits will expand as more companies follow. That is good for everyone."

About 179,000 of Pacific Power's 733,000 customers are using paperless billing and other secure payment options that don't require any envelopes. To learn more about these payment options, customers can visit pacificpower.net/pay.

Environmental respect is an important value Pacific Power shares with its customers. For more information about ways the company is working to conserve natural resources, develop renewable resources, reduce emissions and protect habitats, visit pacificpower.net/respect.
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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides electric service to more than 730,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. Our goal is to provide our customers with value for their energy dollar, and safe, reliable electricity. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net.
Engraving Day held at State's Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 04/02/14
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In preparation for the State's Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony, the names of two of Oregon's fallen were added today under the solemn watch of the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation.

The Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1 PM at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem. The memorial honors more than 178 fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1880s. This includes officers from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies who have served as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and parole and probation officers.

The Oregon Board on Public Safety Standards and Training (BPSST) approved the addition of two officers during the 2014 ceremony. It is the goal of the Board to honor and remember the sacrifices of all of Oregon's fallen officers and they families they left behind. Below is information on the two officers whose names were etched on the memorial today and will be officially honored during next month's ceremony.

Reserve Police Officer Robert Libke of the Oregon City Police Department will be the 180th officer to be honored on the state's memorial. On November 3, 2014, Clackamas County Fire District #1 and Oregon City Police units were dispatched to a report of a house fire on November 3, 2013. Police were sent to deal with a report of an armed male at the fire scene. Reserve Officer Robert Libke (DPSST #51035) of the Oregon City Police Department was shot at the scene of the house fire. Officer Libke was transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland where he died from his injuries on November 4, 2013. Officer Libke, age 41, left behind a wife and unborn child. Officer Libke served as a reserve officer with the Oregon City Police Department since 2009. Officer Libke graduated from the 276-hour Clackamas County Reserve Officer Academy on February 11, 2010. Officer Libke grew up in Portland and graduated from Marshall High School in 1991. He worked as a general supervisor at Evraz Oregon Steel in Portland.

Deputy Charles H. Basye of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office will be added to the memorial this year through the historic recognition process. Deputy Basye was murdered by an inmate during an escape from the Jackson County Jail on June 12, 1917 and his death was unknown for many years until research done by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office located additional details of his death.

For more information on the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial please visit: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/AT/pages/olememorial.aspx

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PR Patti opens a new marketing communications agency (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 04/02/14
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Woloshin Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce that strategic partner Patti Atkins, APR, has developed a second legal identity, PR Patti Marketing & Communications, LLC. While continuing her work at Woloshin Communications, the two collaborators in developing their strategic plan determined that Atkins needed to incubate a new company to meet expansion goals, new client needs and to expand the scope and scale of Atkins professional skill set.

"Patti is highly creative, versatile public relations strategist who has developed, implemented and directed integrated marketing communications plans and campaigns for public, nonprofit and corporate clients through traditional public relations practices and the use of the social media," Mara Woloshin, principal of Woloshin Communications which formed in 1991. "In many ways the focus of my Woloshin Communications is to encourage incubation of innovation. This will offer Patti the opportunity to pursue business not directly tied to the work we do as a team."

Woloshin and Atkins have collaborated on projects for over 20 years.

"Opening my own agency is a big leap of faith. My agency will focus on health care and technology clients with a special emphasis on community relations," Said Patti Atkins, APR, "While working at Providence Seaside Hospital, I was able to increase community awareness more than 105 percent in three years."

She has more than 20 years of experience working in high technology and health care communications for large, diverse organizations; including Providence Health & Services, United Health Care and Mentor Graphics Corp. She is accredited in public relations and holds a bachelor's degree in organizational communications from Marylhurst University. Current clients include CareOregon, Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization and the ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington.

To contact PR Patti, call 503-961-2535 or email patti_atkins@msn.com. The agency is based in Lake Oswego.

Woloshin Communications, Inc. is a consultancy offering a full-scope of services including: business consulting, public relations, marketing research, digital media services, media relations, and strategic branding.

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Washougal School District asks for input on facilities review process
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 04/02/14
Washougal patrons are invited to help shape the future of Washougal School District by attending a town hall style meeting to discuss the district's long range facilities plans. The meeting is set for Thursday, April 17 from 6 - 9:00 p.m. in the Washougal High School Commons.

The Long Range Facility Planning Committee, made up of community members and staff with expertise in school facilities, will be sharing data they've collected about our school buildings and other facilities. Participants will hear the findings of the six-month process to review our district facilities and be able to provide input and feedback to the Facilities Planning Group before recommendations are made to the school board in June.

During the process, committee members surveyed all school buildings, grounds and supporting infrastructure and developed criteria for ranking facilities project needs.

"One of our most important goals is to make sure the district has the facilities and capacity to provide for a safe and quality education," said Randy Curtis, committee chair.

Following the Town Hall meeting, the committee will prepare a final report to the superintendent regarding the district's long range facility needs. The report will be the basis for identifying short range projects that can be funded on an annual basis and large projects that require further consideration.

"We hope the outcome is a publicly guided process that helps the district determine how to maintain, replace and grow our educational facilities," said Curtis.

RSVP to Cassi Marshall at 954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-15 Identity Theft (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/02/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying two identity theft suspects.

On January 1, 2014 at 4:30 a.m., two suspects used a stolen credit card at a Northeast Portland convenience store. Later that day, a residential burglary victim called police to report a burglary in Southwest Portland. One of the items stolen was the victim's credit card.

Surveillance images of the two identity theft suspects are being released to assist the public in identifying the men to police.

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.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Investigator:
Detective Stephen Gandy
Burglary Detail
(503) 823-0491
stephen.gandy@portlandoregon.gov


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Deputy Not Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Car While on Traffic Stop (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/02/14
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"I was sitting in my car filling out a citation and suddenly I was thrown forward." These are the words of Deputy Justin Kinyon who was struck by another vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on Lancaster Dive NE near Glendale Avenue NE at about 1:00 p.m., yesterday.

Deputy Kinyon was pulled to the right in his fully marked patrol car with his emergency lights activated. According to witnesses, Mohammed Ali, age 53, of Salem was driving his Ford, Windstar van in the right hand lane as he approached Deputy Kinyon's traffic stop. Mr. Ali attempted to move over into the left lane to go around the traffic stop but did not see the vehicle beside him.

This forced the second vehicle into the turn lane and Mr. Ali took evasive action to avoid hitting the second vehicle. Mr. Ali over corrected and crashed into Deputy Kinyon. Thankfully neither Deputy Kinyon nor Mr. Ali were seriously injured in the collision.

An investigation of the crash was completed by Marion County Traffic Safety Team Sergeant Craig Cunningham. As a result of his actions Mr. Ali was issued a citation for driving without a license and careless driving. Mr. Ali was operating his vehicle with an instruction permit and not a valid Oregon license. Deputy Kinyon did not return to duty after the crash and Mr. Ali was taken to the Salem Hospital for evaluation.

Sergeant Cunningham wants to take time and remind drivers that when you encounter an emergency vehicle on the side of the roadway with its emergency lights activated please follow these simple steps. Please, slow your vehicle by at least five miles per hour and move to the left if there is another lane available and that lane is clear, failure to do so could result in a fine of $260.00.

According to Sergeant Cunningham this law was enacted after an Oregon State Trooper was killed while on a traffic stop on Interstate 5 just south of Salem approximately 10 years ago.


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Aircraft-carrier friendship leads to much-needed Sheriff's Office laptop donation (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/02/14
Deputy Jesse Unck, Captain Dave O'Shaughnessy, Deputy Jason Ferguson
Deputy Jesse Unck, Captain Dave O'Shaughnessy, Deputy Jason Ferguson
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A friendship on an aircraft carrier led to a donation of laptop computers by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

That donation will help a rural Montana sheriff's office write reports from the road for the first time.

On Jan. 31, 2014, Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Ferguson, 31, and his wife Bonnie paid a visit to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. The purpose of the visit was twofold.

First, Deputy Ferguson was picking up six Panasonic ToughBook laptops, recently decommissioned and donated by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. These computers will be the first laptops issued to deputies in Sweet Grass County, located in rural southern Montana.

Second, Ferguson was visiting his old friend, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jesse Unck. Unck and Ferguson served together as Marines on the USS Nimitz as ordinance technicians -- part of four-man teams loading bombs on F-18s.

Unck and Ferguson stayed in touch after their military careers ended (Ferguson's in 2005, Unck's in 2007) and each man pursued a career in law enforcement.

The Sweet Grass Sheriff's Office is small, but covers a lot of territory -- a Sheriff, six deputies and 10 reserve deputies serve a population of just over 3,600 spread over 1,800 square miles. "A River Runs Through It" and "The Horse Whisperer" were shot in Sweet Grass County, and actor Michael Keaton has a ranch there.

"Sweet Grass deputies had no laptops before this," explained Ferguson. "The Sheriff had one and would loan it to us for, say, report-writing. But mostly, to write reports we have to come into the office and use one of our two desktop computers. Sometimes it can be a 45-minute drive just to get back to the office. We carry our own guns. We don't even have work email addresses."

Deputy Unck knew about the need, and a discussion with CCSO Laptop Administrator Maurice Boardman got the donation underway.

"I was talking to Maurice and found out we like to donate decommissioned equipment to other law agencies -- mostly local agencies, plus search-and-rescue, churches, and other organizations," said Unck.

Ferguson presented Boardman with a Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office challenge coin as a thank-you for the donation.

Deputy Ferguson couldn't be happier. "This is going to allow us to write reports from the field," he said. "A lot of times, I'm the only one working. This is going to save us a lot of time."

Photos from Deputy Ferguson's visit are attached to this release.

To learn more about the Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office:
http://www.co.sweetgrass.mt.us/sheriff20.html


Attached Media Files: Deputy Jesse Unck, Captain Dave O'Shaughnessy, Deputy Jason Ferguson , Deputy Jesse Unck, Deputy Jason Ferguson and Maurice Boardman , Deputy Jesse Unck and Deputy Jason Ferguson , Deputy Jesse Unck and Deputy Jason Ferguson , (l-r) Maurice Boardman, CCSO Deputy Jesse Unck, CCSO Captain Dave O’Shaughnessy, Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Ferguson , CCSO Laptop Administrator Maurice Boardman and Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Ferguson , CCSO Laptop Administrator Maurice Boardman and Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Ferguson
Marine Board Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rulemaking for Waterway Markers (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 04/02/14
A waterway marker on the Deschutes River in downtown Bend.
A waterway marker on the Deschutes River in downtown Bend.
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The Oregon State Marine Board seeks public comment on proposed changes to the Uniform Waterway Markers rules that describe standards for signs and buoys used to convey regulatory or informational messaging to boaters. The proposed rules will also establish procedures for political subdivisions and private individuals to apply for a permit that would allow them to place their own waterway markers.

A public hearing on the proposed rules for Uniform Waterway Markers will be held on Thursday, April 17 at the State Marine Board Office, 435 Commercial St NE, Salem beginning at 6:00 pm. Public testimony will be accepted, but no decisions will be made at this public hearing.
Written comments will be accepted until the close of the hearings on Thursday, April 17.

Written comments can be submitted via email to osmb.rulemaking@state.or.us or by U.S. mail to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial St NE, Suite 400, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5056. Comments via telephone or social media will not be accepted into the official record.

The Marine Board may choose to adopt the draft rule language, adopt a modified version of the draft rule language, or take no action at their next Board meeting, scheduled for April 23, in Salem. Since the public comment period will be officially closed at the conclusion of the April 17 hearing, no additional comments will be accepted at the Marine Board's April 23rd meeting from the public in attendance.

For more information on the proposed changes, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/OSMB_Rulemaking_Newpage.aspx .

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Attached Media Files: A waterway marker on the Deschutes River in downtown Bend.
Share Roommate Matching Program an Affordable, Mutually-beneficial Housing Program for Homeless and Low-income
Share - 04/02/14
Vancouver, WA - Share has launched a Roommate Matching Program, part of Share ASPIRE, a free service that matches homeless, low-income individuals, couples, or families with other home seekers in similar situations, or with home providers, to share a home in Clark County.

"Thanks to a Community Block Grant, the Roommate Matching Program will meet the needs of low-income and homeless individuals in Clark County," said Diane McWithey, Executive Director. "It is an affordable, mutually-beneficial housing program that fosters community, financial independence, security, and self-sufficiency, all under one shared roof."

Individuals, couples or families who are homeless or of low-income and are open to the idea of sharing a home should call the Housing Solution Center at 360-695-9677 to complete a housing assessment and be referred to Share ASPIRE's Roommate Matching Program.

All low-income, homeless home seekers must complete a housing assessment at the Housing Solution Center at the Council for the Homeless to be referred to the Roommate Match Program. Once referred, the roommate matching process starts with a program-specific intake to collect information about who the home seeker is and what they are looking for in a home and a roommate. Once completed, the Roommate Match Coordinator searches the database for the best housing match. Once matched, the Roommate Match Coordinator introduces the proposed roommates-to-be, but the final okay in the union rests with the proposed-roommates themselves. Home seekers and home providers receive a mandatory background check, and will have the option to check their proposed-match's references. The whole process is open and transparent. Once a match is approved, the Roommate Match Coordinator can assist with a home agreement, and offers continual mediation and support, as desired.

The Roommate Matching Program is not a rent subsidy program. Each participant must be able to pay for their share of the rent, unless an exchange of labor or chores is arranged to replace part or all of the rent.

The Roommate Matching Program is looking for landlords and home providers open to housing low-income, homeless home seekers. Home providers have the option to charge all rent or to offer service exchange, like housekeeping or yard work, in partial or full rent trade. Landlords or home providers interested in the Roommate Matching Program should call Dana Greenwald, Roommate Match Coordinator, at 360-952-8202.

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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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Department - 04/02/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, April 5, 2014 Beaverton City Hall located at 4755 SW Griffith Drive, 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

http://www.safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-washington-county-0
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
MESD Board Finance Committee Meeting - 4-7-14 @ 3:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 04/02/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board Finance Committee will meet on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Glass Conference Room. The Committee will receive the financial report, discuss the next steps for the Budget and review Board and Superintendent expenses.

The agenda packet can be viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us
Revenue department offers new ID theft-reporting tools
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 04/02/14
Amid a growing number of reports of federal tax returns being filed by identity thieves, the Department of Revenue has established new ID theft reporting options for Oregonians.

"ID theft and tax fraud can go hand-in-hand," said JoAnn Martin, Personal Tax and Compliance Division Administrator at Revenue. "We want it to be as easy as possible for potential victims to protect their tax accounts."

Revenue's website now features a webform for reporting ID theft quickly and easily. The ID theft page includes links to information about filing reports with other important entities like the IRS and credit reporting agencies. Taxpayers without Internet access can call 503-947-2000, a phone line dedicated to receiving ID theft reports.

As the April 15 deadline for filing personal income tax returns approaches, Revenue officials anticipate additional reports of identity theft. Several recent reports have been triggered when an Oregonian tries to file their federal tax return and it's rejected by the IRS because a return was previously filed using their Social Security number. Revenue's best advice?

"File as soon as you can and if you suspect you've been a victim of identity theft, notify us immediately," Martin said.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments, or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204. Due to the number of calls Revenue receives during tax season, you may experience extended waiting times.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-04/861/73028/20140402_ID_theft_release_final.pdf
Fairview Police Launch New Pilot Park Patrol Program
Fairview Police Dept. - 04/02/14
As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer there is always an increase in activity in neighborhood parks, which often leads to increase criminal activity. To improve public safety in our parks, the Fairview Police Department is launching a new "Volunteer Park Patrol Program" which will be an extension of our Neighborhood Watch Program.

The pilot program will begin by soliciting volunteers to help patrol the Fairview Woods Park, located in the 23000 block of Bridge Street (between Bridge Street and Halsey).

Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson had this to say about the pilot program: "The true essence of community policing is local law enforcement partnering with the community to solve problems and fight crime. Neighborhood Watch and Neighborhood Park Patrol Programs are key elements of community policing. With Park Patrol added to the Neighborhood Watch Program, it extends the ability to keep crime from moving into the rest of the neighborhood."

If you are interested in volunteering to patrol the Fairview Woods Park, please contact the Fairview Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinator, Detective Eric Flener at (503) 674-6201 or email flenere@ci.fairview.or.us
GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Thursday April 3 at Harrison Park School
Portland Police Bureau - 04/02/14
On Thursday April 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Harrison Park School, 2225 Southeast 87th Avenue.

Officers Heather Martley and Dave Thoman will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Mayor Provides Beaverton Neighborhoods with City Updates in April
City of Beaverton - 04/02/14
- Residents encouraged to meet Mayor Denny Doyle and their neighbors -

The City of Beaverton's Neighborhood Association Committees (NACs) will host two city updates by Mayor Denny Doyle on Monday, April 7 and Thursday, April 10. The Mayor will share city priorities for 2014 and beyond, and answer residents' questions about what's important to them.

"It's important that our residents feel well-informed and have their questions answered," said Mayor Doyle. "We're always striving to make Beaverton a more safe, livable and welcoming community. I encourage everyone to join me to find out how we're doing."

Mayor Doyle will speak at the following NAC meetings:

* Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m.--Five Oaks Triple Creek NAC at Elmonica Elementary School (16950 SW Lisa Street). Invited neighborhoods include Central Beaverton and West Slope. All residents are welcome to attend.

* Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m.--West Beaverton NAC at Seventh Day Adventist Church (14645 SW Davis Road). Invited neighborhoods include Highland, Neighbors Southwest, Sexton Mountain, and South Beaverton. All residents are welcome to attend.

"We're excited to have Mayor Doyle present the city's priorities as well as provide a forum for local residents ask questions that matter most to them," said David Kamin, Five Oaks Triple Creek NAC chair. "We're looking forward to sharing the great things happening in our neighborhood. NACs are integral to the community and we encourage everyone to attend so they can learn how to become more involved."

During the upcoming NAC meetings, the Mayor will highlight the successful collaborations between community members and partners as well as highlight some of the following Mayor/Council priorities for 2014. Priorities include:

* Facilitate the community conversations about repurposing "old City Hall" into a new public safety center.

* Assist long-term planning for the city's popular branch library

* Support the city's neighborhood associations to build a more welcoming and vibrant community.

* Host Neighborhood Integrity events to instill a strong sense of pride in all neighborhoods.

* Move Central Beaverton's Creekside District forward with initiatives such as our Broadway Streetscape Project as well as creek restoration, transportation improvements and new housing and business options.

* Plan the new South Cooper Mountain community, which includes 544 acres of city property as well as more than 1,500 acres of adjacent county land.

* Seek transportation funding--from outside sources--to support a range of city transportation projects, including improvements to Canyon Road.

* Rebuild the city's financial reserves.

* Work with TriMet on Beaverton transit options as the organization reviews its Washington County service levels.

* Strive to make Central Beaverton more walkable and bike-able.

* Encourage residents to "buy local... and buy diverse" to support local businesses as well as minority- and women owned businesses.

* Collaborate with Washington County to create a process to address the city's future growth.

All events are open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by locally-owned businesses.

Each year the location of the city updates are rotated to make it easier for all residents to attend. For more information, please contact Jason Wachs at 503-526-2543 or jwachs@BeavertonOregon.gov, or visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CityUpdate.

The City of Beaverton currently has 11 NACs that encourage public involvement through the formal recognition of groups of citizens. Membership is free and open to anyone who lives, works, owns a business, or represents a nonprofit organization within the boundaries of the NAC. NAC members meet regularly and discuss a variety of issues important to their neighborhood and the city. Beaverton's Neighborhood Program acts as a liaison between the NACs and the city and provides the NACs with a variety of support. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Neighborhoods.

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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David Eaton Sentenced for Murder of Estranged Wife
Marion Co. District Attorney's Office - 04/02/14
On April 1, 2014, David Paul Eaton was sentenced by Judge Thomas Hart for the murder of his wife, Elena Lobodina Eaton. He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years for the November 26, 2012 murder of his estranged wife. The victim lived in Russia at the time the couple met via the internet. The defendant traveled to Russia twice to meet her and in 2010 the victim came to Oregon where the couple married that year. The defendant told detectives that in the midst of an argument over their pending divorce, he retrieved a gun from the bedroom and shot Elena Eaton four times as she stood in the hallway.
FBI Seeking Individuals Who May Have Information Regarding a Suspected Child Sexual Predator (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 04/02/14
John Doe 28 photos
John Doe 28 photos
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public across the country and can be found online at the FBI website at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap

Initial images and video of the unidentified adult male, John Doe 28, engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child were first recorded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in November of 2012. Investigators for the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have successfully enhanced images depicting John Doe 28 and believe they contain several clues, which may assist with the identification of the subject. For example, the video depicts the subject and the victim inside a residence with what appears to be a blue sofa chair and a picture hanging on a wall in the background. Additionally, the subject is wearing wire-framed glasses and a burgundy t-shirt with what appears to be a shark logo on his left side.

** There are no specific details linking the suspect to a particular state or region of the United States, and both his identity and whereabouts are currently unknown. **

The suspect appears to be a white man, possibly in his 30s or 40s, with a receding hairline and wearing wire-framed glasses. Anyone with information to provide should submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/ or call the FBI's toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). The public is reminded no charges have been filed in this case and the pictured individual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

This individual is being sought as part of the FBI's Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (ECAP) initiatives, both of which represent strategic partnerships between the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Operation Rescue Me focuses on utilizing clues obtained through in-depth image analysis to identify the child victims depicted in child exploitation material, while ECAP seeks national and international media exposure of unknown adults (referred to as John/Jane Doe) who visibly display their faces and/or other distinguishing characteristics in association with child pornography images.


Attached Media Files: ECAP Fact Sheet , Operation Rescue Me Fact Sheet , John Doe 28 poster , John Doe 28 photos
Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition Auditions Now Open For Registration (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 04/02/14
(Left to Right) Kyra Smith, 2013 1st place winner Michael McCormick, 2nd place winner Rachel Hargett, 3rd place winner Annie Barton, and KGW's Drew Carney
(Left to Right) Kyra Smith, 2013 1st place winner Michael McCormick, 2nd place winner Rachel Hargett, 3rd place winner Annie Barton, and KGW's Drew Carney
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VANCOUVER, Wash.--Registration is open for auditions for this year's Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition presented by Davidson Insurance and Pemco Insurance Company. Auditions will be granted to the first 45 Clark County high school students who register online or contact contest organizers at the Fort Vancouver National Trust, at 360-992-1804 or email events@fortvan.org, by May 21. Auditions begin at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24. Contest information including the registration form is available on the Trust's website, www.fortvan.org/fourth.

A panel of judges will select 10 finalists who will compete in the Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition presented by Davidson Insurance and Pemco Insurance Company, which takes place on the Vancouver Toyota main stage during Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America, at the Fort Vancouver National Site. The Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition begins at noon on Friday, July 4.

The auditions and competition are open to high school students who are legal residents of Clark County and who have been enrolled in public school, private school or home schooled during the 2013-2014 school year, including high school graduates from the Class of 2014. Contestants are asked to bring a karaoke-style CD of their musical accompaniment to the audition. Songs must be three (3) minutes or shorter. Please make sure the recording can play on a standard CD player. Finalists will be expected to perform the same musical number in front of a panel of celebrity judges for the Sing Fourth competition. Contestants will be judged based on the following criteria applied equally: originality, skill, poise, likely audience appeal, and family friendly content.

The first place winner receives a $1,000 scholarship to the college of choice, the second place winner receives a $500 scholarship, and the third place winner receives a $250 scholarship. All three winners will also receive Beacock Music gift cards. All 10 finalists will receive a DVD of the Sing Fourth program.

Michael McCormick, of CAM Academy won the 2013 competition with his performance of "Feelin' Good."

About the Fort Vancouver National Trust
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is a private, nonprofit organization formed to advance the preservation and education purposes of the Fort Vancouver National Site.


Attached Media Files: (Left to Right) Kyra Smith, 2013 1st place winner Michael McCormick, 2nd place winner Rachel Hargett, 3rd place winner Annie Barton, and KGW's Drew Carney
04/01/14
DATE CORRECTION (June 21 Award Ceremony) - Book Cover Design Contest for Students Announced with $150 Grand Prize
Oregon Historical Society - 04/01/14
Portland, OR - Calling all aspiring artists, graphic designers, and history aficionados! While we are taught to never judge a book by its cover, a striking design can make all of the difference between picking up your next favorite read, or passing it over while browsing countless shelves at the bookstore. And while made-up stories are no good for history tests, imagining the past through historical fiction can be enriching for readers and writers. Think you have what it takes to design an award-winning book of Oregon historical fiction? Enter the Oregon Historical Society, The Oregon Encyclopedia, & Ooligan Press Book Cover Design Contest!

The contest is open to all Oregon and SW Washington middle and high school students. To enter, students must send a high-resolution PDF of their book cover to bookcover@ohs.org. A book title and "blurb" of 75 words or fewer must accompany the design, and should describe the imagined story and its link to Oregon history. Students must include their name, contact information, school, and grade level in their email submission. Submission deadline is May 31, 2014 at midnight. The grand prize winner will receive $150, second place will receive $100, and third place will receive $50. Additional contest details can be found at http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/content/design_contest/.

Contest winners will be announced at the Oregon Historical Society's Summer Community Day on Saturday, June 21. Community Day is a quarterly free day that features programs and activities for the whole family. In addition to the contest announcement, join local historical fiction authors Ruth Tenzer Feldman and Lois Leveen for a conversation on their popular historical fiction novels. Feldman is the author of the Ooligan Press published novel Blue Thread and its companion novel The Ninth Day. Leveen is the author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser, which is based on the true story of one daring woman willing to sacrifice her own freedom to change the course of history.

Additional Contest Rules:
One submission per applicant; digital applications only accepted. A selection of covers will be featured on the Oregon Encyclopedia website during 2014; contest submission indicates permission to post the cover. Applications will be judged by a panel of OHS staff and publishing industry professionals. Submissions deemed inappropriate by the review panel will not be considered.

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.

About The Oregon Encyclopedia
The Oregon Encyclopedia (The OE) is an online resource for information on the state's significant people, places, events, institutions, and biota. Overseen by a distinguished board of Oregon historians and educators, the hundreds of contributors to the encyclopedia are among the most knowledgeable scholars in the state. The OE is part of the Oregon Historical Society's Digital History Projects, and is supported by Portland State University and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English.

About Ooligan Press
Ooligan Press is a general trade publisher rooted in the rich literary tradition of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2001, Ooligan is a teaching press dedicated to the art and craft of publishing. Affiliated with Portland State University, the press is staffed by students pursuing master's degrees in an apprenticeship program under the guidance of a core faculty of publishing professionals.
Newberg-Dundee Police to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations * CORRECTED VERSION*
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 04/01/14
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department with the partnership of a grant from Oregon Impact, will conduct a series of pedestrian safety enforcement operations at various times over the next six months. The tentative dates, times and locations are as follows:

Friday, April 4th
E 1st / School
1400 to 1700hrs

Thursday, May 22nd
SW 1st / SW 7th St - Dundee
1300 to 1530hrs

Thursday, May 22nd
1530 to 1800hrs
E 1st St / Blaine St

Friday, June 6th
1300 to 1800hrs
E Hancock / Edwards St

Thursday, July 3rd
1400 to 1900hrs
E Hancock / Edwards St

Friday, July 25th
1100 to 1400hrs
E 1st / Blaine St

Wednesday, September 3rd
1400 to 1700hrs
E Hancock / Meridian St

These operations are set to primarily focus on specific pedestrian-related violations, remind motorists of the need to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, encourage pedestrians to follow traffic rules related to pedestrian movement, discourage cell phone use while driving and other distracted driving habits. However, any witnessed violations will be subject to enforcement.

Motorists are reminded to:

* stop for and yield to all pedestrians in a crosswalk
* do not pass another vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
* remember that crosswalks may also exist at other locations than intersections along a roadway; such a mid-block
* remember that a crosswalk exists, whether marked or unmarked, at any public road intersection
* when turning at a traffic signal or while traveling on a one way street, motorists must stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning or traveling and at least six (6) feet of the next lane
* be alert for pedestrians at all times

Pedestrians are reminded to:

* not walk into or across a crosswalk where a pedestrian control device is erected and displays the message or image not to walk
* not to cross a street or roadway between intersections
* be mindful and use extreme care when walking with young children who are often unpredictable and can quickly and easily run into traffic or off of a sidewalk into traffic
* be alert for motorists at all times
17th Annual Nez Perce Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony Saturday, Apr 19
City of Vancouver - 04/01/14
Members of the Nez Perce Indian Nation will present their traditional memorial ceremony on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The three-hour ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19, across 5th Street from the reconstructed Fort Vancouver.

The ceremony, presented by the Nez Perce Nation in cooperation with the City of Vancouver, the Fort Vancouver National Trust, and the National Park Service, pays tribute to tribal ideals, honors tribal ancestors and helps to heal old wounds.

During the Nez Perce War of 1877, as the U.S. Army was attempting to remove tribal members from ancestral lands, 33 members of Chief Redheart's band were captured under the direction of General O.O. Howard. Even though the band had not fought in Indian Wars nor committed any crimes they were held prisoner at Fort Vancouver through the winter of 1877-78. During the imprisonment an infant member of the band died.

Ceremonial activities begin at 10:00am and include singing, speeches, a Riderless Horse (empty-saddle) ceremony and a traditional passing of the peace pipe. All U.S. military veterans are invited to join the ceremonial circle and be recognized.

There is no admission charge. Donations are welcome. Refreshments at the ceremony will be provided by Meals on Wheels.

Visitors should bring blankets and lawn chairs. There is no charge and ample parking is available on 5th Street.

After the ceremony, the public is encouraged to attend a traditional Native American meal, prepared and served by the Northwest Indian Veterans Association located in the Artillery Barracks at 600 E. Hatheway Road. Vancouver, WA. 98661
PF&R responds to basement fire in SE Portland (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 04/01/14
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At 11:10am this morning Portland Fire&Rescue crews responded to a residential fire at 3654 SE Nehalem St. The fire was reported by a neighbor who noticed smoke from the residence; when crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the basement of the two story home. All residents of the newly remodeled home were gone at the time of the fire and there were no reports of pets. PF&R crews were able to find an exterior entrance to the basement and extinguish the fire before it had a chance to spread to other parts of the home.
Fire investigators are at the scene to determine a cause and damage assessment.


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St. Mary's Academy to present 26th annual auction on April 12
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 04/01/14
On April 12, 2014, St. Mary's Academy will present Roman Holiday, the school's 26th annual auction. This exciting event will take place at the Oregon Convention Center and is expected to draw more than 700 people united in support for Oregon's premier Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women.

This year, event organizers hope to raise a record-breaking $825,000. Last year's auction generated more than $800,000 in revenue. Proceeds from the auction are critical to the financial strength and ongoing stability of St. Mary's Academy and benefit all 660 students.

"What is most valuable at St. Mary's is the sense of empowerment students develop as young women and the emotional growth that is fostered here. The auction is a major way to sustain this incredible resource and to help make it affordable to more young women," said DeLany-Reif, co-chair and mother of a St. Mary's junior.

Three other enthusiastic St. Mary's mothers, Peggy Hinshaw, Marypat Hedberg and Annie White are also co-chairing the event this year. They are all responsible for assisting the development department in creating auction packages and drumming up community interest. They understand the key role the auction plays in supporting students and the school.

The Roman Holiday Auction is a theme that conjures up pictures of the Trevi Fountain, swerving Vespas on worn streets, and a young woman who stepped out of the role she was proscribed and let herself be free, discovering diversity and adventure. An appropriate theme for St. Mary's, where each young woman is given freedom to explore her academic and extracurricular interests.

"I love the theme this year. We all latched onto the old Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck movie and ran with it. In addition to the BMW and Roman vacation raffle items, we will be auctioning off a beautiful Vespa," DeLany-Reif said.

Like DeLany-Reif, co-chair Peggy Hinshaw is also the parent of a junior at St. Mary's Academy and she has seen firsthand the advantages of all-female education.

"This fundraising event is particularly close to my heart because one of the reasons we chose St. Mary's for both our daughters is the diversity of the student body. With financial aid available, ANY young woman who desires to excel in an atmosphere of academic challenge, peer support and social awareness has an invaluable opportunity. The most exciting part of the auction, for me, is the support of scholarships," said Hinshaw.

The silent auction will feature more than 350 items, including art, wine, products and services from local merchants, sportswear and tickets to plays, sporting events and concerts.

The live auction includes 50 exciting packages, such as trips to Italy, Paris, Ireland and Chicago; Jack Johnson, Katy Perry and James Taylor concert tickets; and the famed Mama Bonaduce Italian Dinner, which is prepared by Dorinda Bonaduce, mother of St. Mary's Academy President Christina Friedhoff.

The evening will conclude with drawings for the trip and car raffle winners. The trip prize is a $5,500 travel voucher that the lucky recipient can use to plan his or her dream vacation to Rome. The car raffle is for a white 2014 BMW 428i coupe valued at $41,925.

Individual auction tickets, table sponsorships and raffle tickets are available now. For more information, please visit www.stmaryspdx.org/auction or contact the Special Events Office at 503.721.7726 or auction@stmaryspdx.org.

Listings Information

What: Roman Holiday, St. Mary's Academy's 26th annual auction and the school's largest fundraising event of the year.
When: 5-10 p.m. on April 12.
Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.
Cost: Individual tickets to attend the auction are $150, or $100 for St. Mary's alumnae (all but $75 is tax-deductible). Sponsorships range from $1,750-$10,000 (all but $750 is tax-deductible). Raffle tickets are $25 for the trip and $100 for the car.
Information, Tickets and Sponsorships: www.stmaryspdx.org/auction, auction@stmaryspdx.org, 503.721.7726.
4/7-9: Free Portland Symposium Explores Global Security, Intervention (Photo)
Lewis & Clark - 04/01/14
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The former director of the NSA and CIA, a contributor to The Daily Beast, two international photojournalists, and the Navy's first female intelligence officer are just a few of the experts in town for Lewis & Clark's annual International Affairs Symposium, held April 7-9. All symposium events are free and open to the public.

The oldest student-run symposium in the United States, the Lewis & Clark International Affairs Symposium is now in its 52nd year, having won acclaim from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education. The event focuses on global interests and concerns, emphasizing confrontation of opposing views.

2014 sessions include:

* Capturing Conflict: Shedding Light or Framing Biases? (4/7, 3 p.m.) 
* Safer Strikes or Strike Outs? The Emergence of Drone Warfare (4/7, 7:30 p.m.)
* Guns for Good? Militarizing Humanitarian Intervention (4/7, 3:30 p.m.)
* The Soft Shield: Is Counterinsurgency the Solution? (4/8, 7 p.m.)
* Modern Militias: Fostering Stability or Sowing Strife? (4/9, 3:30 p.m.)
* Ghosts in the Machine: Cyberwarfare and Vulnerability (4/9, 7 p.m.)

Of particular note are speakers Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA; John Weston, former U.S. State Department official and contributor to The Daily Beast; Gail Harris, the Navy's first female intelligence officer; and Ed Kashi and Dennis Dunleavy, international photojournalists.

For a full list of symposium participants, visit go.lclark.edu/international/affairs/symposium.

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Located in Portland, Ore., Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,200 students in graduate professional programs. Our alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. Our three schools offer undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and graduate professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit http://www.lclark.edu.


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High Quality Plants for Sale Benefiting The Salvation Army in Gresham (Photo)
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 04/01/14
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Grow Your Garden at the 23rd Annual Plant Sale Benefiting The Salvation Army Gresham Corps

(Portland, OR) April 1, 2014 - April showers bring May flowers to the 23rd Annual Plant Sale with The Salvation Army Gresham Corps -just in time for Mother's Day! On Saturday, May 10th, 2014, head over to East Hill Church (at 50 NW 5th St., Gresham, OR 97030) from 7am until 4pm to take advantage of the low prices on high quality local nursery stock, including trees and shrubs for decorative landscaping. There will also be several onsite plant specialists at the sale willing to answer any questions you may have. All plants are donated from local nurseries, so the selection is sure to be exciting and unique! The money raised supports the operations of the Gresham Corps and Family Services.

Be sure to swing by the East Hill Church, located at 50 NW 5th St., Gresham, OR 97030, from 7am-4pm on May 10th to get your spring garden started!

For more information on the plant sale, contact Marcia McQuade at 503.661.8972 x207.

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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 124 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


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Marion County K9 Rushed Into Surgery (Photo) ***Update***
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/01/14
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The Sheriff's Office and its family of K9 handlers is pleased to announce that Max is out of surgery and already up and walking around. Max was saved by the early intervention of his handler Deputy Bush and his, spleen.

Yes, his spleen! According to Deputy Bush the spleen prevented the stomach from completely twisting and possibly killing Max. Max will remain in the hospital over night for observation and is expected to be taken home tomorrow.

According to Deputy Bush, "Bloat" can occur in a dog with a large chest cavity. Deputy Bush stated, "It's an emergency! It's life or death!" If your dog is showing signs of bloating or blockage contact your vet immediately as this may be signs a life threatening condition.

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This morning at 7:00 a.m., Marion County Sheriff's Office K9 Max was rushed to the emergency vet clinic by his handler Deputy Shawn Bush. After arriving at the clinic, Max was diagnosed with a twisted stomach or "bloat" and he has been rushed into surgery at the Aumsville Pet Clinic.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office and its K9 Team are asking to keep Max in their thoughts and prayers while he battles his way through this very serious health condition.

To learn more about our K9 Team or to make a donation please go to http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/EnforcementDivision/k9.htm

Further updates on Max will be made as soon as they are available.


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A New Home for the Habitat for Humanity Store and Evergreen Habitat for Humanity (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 04/01/14
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The Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store recently signed a lease to take over the former site of Curt Warner Chevrolet, at 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd. The nonprofit will move from its current address at 5000 E 4th Plain Blvd by June 30, 2014 when its lease expires. With extra office space at the new location, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will move its office from 521 E. 33rd Street to join the HFH Store. Both are excited about this unique opportunity to work more closely together.
The new site will be convenient for Clark County shoppers as well as individuals and businesses who donate materials to the store. The HFH Store's retail traffic will also help raise awareness about Evergreen Habitat's work here in Clark County. "It just makes sense" said Josh Townsley, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's Executive Director, "by combining, it will allow us to have a larger presence together and as a result have a greater impact on our community to eliminate poverty housing. It's a win, win for everyone." Joe Connell, Vice President of Retail Operations, said, "Our five years at the 4th Plain site have been terrific for us. We look forward to the future at our new location where we can become an even larger part of the community for many years to come."
Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has completed 29 homes in Clark County, and served 78 families through new construction, repair programs, and its global tithe work. The HFH Store, along with the Portland and Beaverton Habitat for Humanity ReStores, raise funds to build affordable homes for families in the Vancouver/Portland areas and will fund eight homes this year. The stores sell donated building materials, appliances, furniture and other home improvement products at a fraction of retail prices. ReStores ease demand on natural resources by keeping usable materials out of the waste stream. Last year alone the three stores diverted over 3,500 tons of materials from the waste stream.


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Food vendors wanted for summer concerts & movies in the parks
City of Vancouver - 04/01/14
The City of Vancouver 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, variety and availability.

The application deadline is Thursday, May 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified of approval by Monday, May 12, 2014. If approved, additional required documents are due by Friday, Jun. 6, 2014. Application packets can be downloaded at www.cityofvancouver.us/concerts. To request a packet be mailed to you, please call (360) 487-8630.
Youth baseball equipment grants (Photo)
Law Enforcement for Youth - 04/01/14
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Law Enforcement for Youth and our Youth Equipment and Sports Safety program is still excepting requests for grant applications for our 2014 youth baseball equipment grants. The baseball grant application window will close on April 15, 2014.

Each grant awarded will include 10 Schutt Sports batters helmets, 1 hockey style catchers mask and several throat guards.

Youth baseball leagues and associations in Oregon are encouraged to request and return grant applications as soon as possible.

Those interested can email an application request to: Steve@lawenforcementforyouth.com


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Police Bureau Offers Tips to Community Members on Reporting Tax Return Identity Theft
Portland Police Bureau - 04/01/14
The Portland Police Bureau is aware of incidents where people have filed their tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) only to find out that someone has used their identity to file a false return.

If you are a victim of this type of crime, you can file a report with the Portland Police Bureau by calling the non-emergency number, (503) 823-3333. Although the Police Bureau cannot investigate these crimes since they are a federal crime, investigators can document the information which can assist federal investigators if a suspect is identified.

Additionally, here are a few links the IRS recommends that provide additional information and steps community members can take to help protect their identity:

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Taxpayer-Guide-to-Identity-Theft

Identity Theft Prevention and Victim Assistance: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4535.pdf

Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf

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Albany Man Arrested for Road Rage Incident (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 04/01/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies have arrested an Albany man for a road rage incident. On March 27, 2014, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a call from a 17-year old female reporting someone had just punched and broke the passenger side window to her 1995 Mercury Tracer.

The incident occurred in the 2100 block of Old Salem Road, Millersburg. A female passenger, Cheyenne Lea Ford, 18-years old, from Albany, sustained cuts on her face from the broken glass hitting her. Also in the vehicle were friends of the driver, a 17-year old female and a 16- year old male, who both witnessed the incident.

Deputies went to the location and learned the suspect vehicle had stopped in the middle of the road; the male driver exited his vehicle and walked back to the Mercury Tracer. After words were exchanged, the male walked back to his pickup and the car drove around the pickup to leave. As the vehicle passed the male, he lunged toward the car and punched the passenger window of the vehicle with his fist.

Deputies were able to identify Robert Raymond Ramsey, 45-years old from Albany, as the suspect. Deputies were also able to retrieve a surveillance video from a local business which aided in the investigation.

Deputies arrested Ramsey on March 31 at approximately 11:00 p.m. and took him to the Linn County Jail. Ramsey was charged with Assault IV, Criminal Mischief II, Reckless Endangering and Disorderly Conduct II.

Sheriff Riley would like to remind the public that aggressive or reckless driving often leads to road rage incidents, which potentially can end in violent encounters. Please be courteous to others and avoid contact with aggressive drivers. Using obscene gestures and words will often make matters worse. Always protect yourself by keeping your doors and windows locked. Try to avoid stopping or confronting an aggressive driver. If an aggressive driver confronts you, call 9-1-1 or drive to the nearest law enforcement agency or other safe area.


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Two Arrested With Over 100 Counterfeit Credit Cards (Photo)
Beaverton Police Department - 04/01/14
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On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:30pm Nordstrom's Loss Prevention alerted Beaverton Police Detectives about two individuals who were most likely using counterfeit credit cards. The Detectives confirmed the suspects were in fact using counterfeit credit cards and the suspects had targeted several Metro area stores including Nordstrom, Staples, Office Depot, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, JC Penney, and TJ Maxx.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:20pm, Beaverton Police Detectives arrested Yasser Hernandez 28 years of age and Raul Gonzalez-Rodriguez 26 years of age at the Avis Car Rental located at the Portland International Airport. The suspects were attempting to change rental cars when they were arrested.

Hernandez and Gonzalez-Rodriguez are both from Miami, FL and arrived in Portland on March 26, 2014. Beaverton Police Detectives recovered over 100 counterfeit credit cards and other documents containing credit card numbers and the available credit on each card. Also recovered was over $10,000.00 in gift cards, cash, high end watches, fragrances, electronics, and other items.

Hernandez and Gonzalez-Rodriguez were both lodged at the Washington County Jail for Aggravated ID Theft with more charges pending. Gonzalez-Rodriguez also had an extraditable warrant out of Idaho for the same crimes.


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You Called 911 for That?! week 10
Washington Co. 9-1-1 - 04/01/14
Sorry, no call to send all of you this week. I'm encouraged that this reflects our campaign to educate our community about the non-emergency number and when to use it, versus calling 911 is working!

For non-emergencies in Washington County the number to call is: 503-629-0111.
Business Oregon Leads Business Mission to World's Largest Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show in Hannover Germany
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 04/01/14
SALEM - Business Oregon's global trade and recruitment teams will travel with representatives of seven Oregon companies to Hannover Messe, the largest advanced manufacturing trade show and conference in the world, to be held in Hannover, Germany April 7-11.

Business Oregon is providing Export Assistance grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 in matching funds to six of the companies to help defray the costs of travel and exhibiting at the show. Since 2012, Business Oregon has awarded more than 200 Export Assistance grants to 157 companies. Those companies have reported actual and projected sales revenue as a result of these trade show appearances at more than $50 million.

"The return on investment of our export assistance strategy has been really impressive," said Business Oregon director Tim McCabe. "A small amount of backing has helped many Oregon companies realize millions of dollars in new sales to new customers around the world. It's been a tremendous economic development strategy for Oregon small businesses."

The seven Oregon advanced manufacturing firms exhibiting at this show are: ClearEdge Power (fuel cells), Xzeres Wind (small wind turbine systems), EV4 Oregon (EV charging stations), Powin Energy (energy storage), Zess, Inc. (micro-channel heat exchangers), IndustrialEnet (network solutions) and Real Carbon (carbon fiber technology). In 2013, Oregon advanced manufacturers exported $4.24 billion in goods.

In addition to the companies traveling to Europe, Business Oregon will partner with the cities of Gresham and Hillsboro, as well as the Port of Portland, to promote Oregon's business climate for technology and advanced manufacturing opportunities.

It's a busy season for trade promotion, as an Oregon delegation just returned from Brazil on March 22, and on April 14 another 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.

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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.
Winners Selected for 2014 Governor's Volunteer Awards
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 04/01/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2014


CONTACTS:
Jared Paben, Oregon Volunteers
(503) 725-8322
jared@oregonvolunteers.org

Tom Unger, Wells Fargo
(503) 886-2051
ungert@wellsfargo.com


Winners Selected for 2014 Governor's Volunteer Awards

SALEM, Ore. -- Some of the most outstanding volunteers from throughout Oregon will be recognized for their hard work and achievements at the 2014 Governor's Volunteer Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at the Salem Conference Center, 200 Commercial St. SE.

The awards will honor 22 individuals or duos and 10 volunteer programs. Of those, eight will be state-level awards, and 24 will be regional awards (see winners list below). The winners serve in areas stretching from Medford to Portland and Newport to Ontario, and places in between.

"These volunteers represent the very best of Oregon," said Governor Kitzhaber. "They have found and filled needs in their community, using common purpose, compassion, and ingenuity to make a huge and lasting difference. I congratulate and thank them for their service."

The luncheon is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased by April 17 at:
www.oregonvolunteers.org/events/gva/2014.

The Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service organizes the awards program. Wells Fargo sponsors the awards and will make a cash grant to a nonprofit organization selected by each winner.

"Through their skilled labor and professional services, board service, or simply lending an ear and providing friendship, the honorees' dedication to volunteerism has helped create stronger, more vibrant Oregon communities," said Wells Fargo Regional President Tracy Curtis, who volunteers frequently.

The winners of this year's awards emerged from an extraordinary competition. Oregon Volunteer received a record 114 nominations this year, a 46 percent increase over the last awards. Volunteer engagement leaders from across the state carefully reviewed the nominations to select the winners.

State-Level Winners

Youth Volunteer:
Grant Crim of Coquille
American Cancer Society Volunteer
Diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of 22 months, Grant Crim has devoted himself to supporting the American Cancer Society, especially through his support of the Relay for Life fundraiser. A past relay participant, Crim joined his local Relay for Life of South Coos County event planning committee in August 2012 as the team development chair. He recruited new teams, mentored existing teams, prepared monthly meeting agendas, facilitated monthly team captain meetings and served as spokesman for his local event. Averaging 15-20 hours per week in Relay for Life volunteer service, Crim has put in about 1,560 hours since 2012. He shares his personal story of survivorship at local civic clubs, high school assemblies and Relay for Life events. He wrote and helped produce a song and several videos about his experiences spreading awareness about cancer and fundraising. In memory of his late friend Natalie Hill, he started a national #LLLN (Live Life Like Natalie!) fundraising and cancer awareness campaign.

Adult Volunteer:
Christy Martinez of Carlton
City of Carlton Police Department Volunteer
The Carlton Police Department is an accredited police agency because of Christy Martinez. The department has only three full-time officers and no support staff. Over the past two years, Martinez has volunteered to help with support staff duties. She created a high professional level for operating standards at the agency, allowing it to receive accreditation earlier this year. She volunteered about 125 hours per month on the accreditation project alone. In addition, she established a Child Identification Day in Carlton to coincide with a national effort to protect children, and she is instrumental in facilitating Project 365, a year-long community improvement project associated with National Night Out. Over the past 25 years, she has been involved in Relay for Life, Make A Wish Foundation, basketball coaching and many other efforts. Many people had no idea she with diagnosed with cancer five years ago because, despite how she felt physically, she rarely missed work or volunteer obligations.

Elder Volunteers:
Ronald Verini and Douglas Dean of Ontario
Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida Volunteers
Brothers Ronald Verini and Douglas Dean started the nonprofit Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida in 2008. The all-volunteer organization's mission is to provide a voice for, support and honor, recognize and advocate for veterans, active-duty military and their families. The organization, with nearly 100 volunteers, provides space where people can come to find resources and assistance, as well as camaraderie. The resources include help with benefits and financial and mental health assistance. One veteran said he wouldn't be here today if it weren't for Verini and Dean. The veteran was close to ending his life when these two award winners helped him see how important he was and that he had a place in society. In addition to starting and volunteering at Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida, Verini has served on the City Council for eight years, and Dean is a consultant for the Treasure Valley Community College BizCenter. They are both Ontario Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and serve on the Visitors and Convention Board.

Youth Volunteer Program:
Josephine County Foundation of Grants Pass
Josephine County Foundation is a high school student-led organization that serves a key role in an economically depressed community. In fall 2011, guided by teachers and community leaders, students from Hidden Valley High School formed the foundation, which now has student officers from all five high schools in Josephine County. The foundation teaches students about philanthropy, community service project planning, nonprofit management, fundraising and more. Through grant writing and other fundraising, the students have raised $160,000 for community projects and scholarships. For example, they held a free vision clinic in December 2012 that provided eye exams and glasses to 150 low-income residents. One eyeglasses recipient cried afterward, saying it was the first time she'd been able to clearly see her granddaughter. Other projects included a "Care Faire" that provided free dental cleanings, a needs assessment of all fire stations in the county and a "Business Bootcamp" for middle school students.

Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program:
Josephine Community Libraries of Grants Pass
Without the volunteers at Josephine Community Libraries, 83,000 Oregonians wouldn't have access to a public library. Josephine Community Libraries formed in fall 2007, after the county closed its libraries due to funding cuts and the failure of a ballot initiative for a library district. The nonprofit today operates all the county's libraries, with volunteers filling core roles: cataloging and shelving books, providing information to library users, hosting children's story times, checking books in and out, marketing, communications, fundraising, outreach, facilities maintenance and more. The system has 360 dedicated volunteers. About 2,500 patrons check out items from the libraries each month, and 1,700 patrons use the public Internet computers. The system also has special programs for children: First Steps for toddlers, K-9 Reading Buddies for young readers, story times and the Summer Reading Program. It also has the Expanding Opportunities Program, which provides deeper access to library resources and community partners, helping people improve their prospects in education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Large Business Volunteer Program:
Willamina Lumber of Willamina
The employees have rallied to help their community in many ways. They've formed a committee that identifies community needs and projects to address them, and it sets financial goals to meet those needs. Employees have competitions for deductions from their paychecks to make donations. They've donated thousands of dollars to causes ranging from Christmas presents for low-income families in Sheridan and Willamina to a youth program called "Night Court" that provides youth sports programs in the evenings. They've built swing sets in the park, planted flowers in town and cut wood and donated it to keep people warm. They not only hold food drives and donate enough food to last the food bank for three months, but they volunteer at the food bank to put the food away. The local churches and other organizations try their best to meet the needs in the community, but not one could even come close to meeting them without the mill and its employees.

Statewide Business Volunteer Program:
Fred Meyer Volunteer Program of Portland
Fred Meyer's volunteers support many causes throughout Oregon. For example, for more than 15 years, Fred Meyer has supported SOLVE, an organization that organizes volunteers to improve the environment. In 2013, Fred Meyer employees donated more than 1,000 service hours to SOLVE's Spring Beach Cleanup, Project Oregon and Fall Beach and Riverside Cleanup. They pulled invasive weeds, planted native shrubs and trees and cleared watersheds and coastlines of trash. The company has also been a national corporate team member of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for nine years. Company volunteers field 50 teams at 32 Relay for Life events across Oregon. In addition, the employees encourage people to get screened, refer people to the 24/7 phone line, donate hair for wigs for chemotherapy patients and collect toys for kids going through cancer. Fred Meyer provides sponsorship dollars based on the level of commitment of its employees volunteering for a cause.

Lifetime Achievement:
Fred Smith of Roseburg
Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Douglas County, Special Olympics, Umpqua Gleaners Volunteer
Fred Smith has spent more than two decades volunteering at numerous organizations. For the past 20 years, he has served as an advocate for children in the foster care system through CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Douglas County. He has volunteered for 18 years for Special Olympics, serving as program assistant, area outreach chair, coach, games director, area fundraiser, public relations director and organizer of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. For the past 23 years, Smith has volunteered for Umpqua Gleaners, helping to harvest and deliver food for low-income residents. When harvest is over, Smith helps split wood for low-income and disabled households. He has also served for 20 years as a board member for Douglas County's Child Advocacy Center, Douglas CARES. Smith says the violence he saw at home and during World War II left an impact on his soul that's manifested in his volunteerism today.


Regional Winners

Youth Volunteers
Morgen Brown (Milton-Freewater) - Fill a Backpack, Make a Smith
Raven "Bree" Miotke (Salem) - Chain Reaction Club
Taylor Vaandering (Aloha) - Oregon District 4 Little League Challenger Baseball

Adult Volunteers
William Hayes (Sisters) - Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Department
Gigi Lambert (Portland) - Portland Council PTA Clothing Center
Margo McAlpine (Grants Pass) - Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility
Jaymi Silbernagel (Scio) - Lourdes Public Charter School


Elder Volunteers
Rosalie Betschart (Portland) - Albertina Kerr
Chris Hull (Hermiston) - Umatilla Court-Appointed Special Advocates
JL Liddane (Dayton) - Greater Yamhill Watershed Council
Wanda Nesbit (Rogue River) - Rogue River Mural Society
Brad Smith (Corvallis) - Benton Habitat for Humanity
Judi Swift (Portland) - American Cancer Society

Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program
Calvary Baptist Soup Kitchen (Newport)
Dallas Fire Extrication Team (Dallas)
Friends of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness (Bend)
Store to Door (Portland)

Large Business Volunteer Program
Consumer Cellular (Redmond)
Portland General Electric "PGE Volunteers" (Portland)


Lifetime Achievement
Doug Leash (The Dalles) - Old St. Peter's Landmark
Karen Manfrin (McMinnville) - Yamhill County Court-Appointed Special Advocates
Phillip Margolin (Portland) - Chess for Success
Cyndi Monson (Medford) - American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center at Providence Medford Medical Center
Sigrid Scully (Hood River) - Start Making A Reader Today, Foster Grandparent Program, Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman


Attached Media Files: 2014-04/1810/72997/2014-GVA-Winners-Press-Release.pdf
Police Plan Traffic Enforcement Detail
Tualatin Police Dept. - 04/01/14
The Tualatin Police will be hosting a four (4) hour traffic enforcement/education detail on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 between the hours of 8:30am and 12:30pm. During that time the Tigard and Sherwood Police Departments will be assisting the Tualatin Police with the enforcement. The detail will focus on seatbelt use, cell phone use, failure to obey traffic control devices, unsafe/un-signaled lane changes, speeding, and misuse of continuous left-turn lanes. Enforcement efforts will take place in various locations throughout the city. The focus will be on education through enforcement.

Drivers are reminded to be extra vigilant in regards to their driving practices and to follow Oregon traffic laws.


Attached Media Files: April 2014 MATT Detail
GREAT Graduation Scheduled for Wednesday April 2 at Rosa Parks School (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 04/01/14
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On Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Rosa Parks School, 8960 North Woolsey Avenue.

Officers Matthew Huspek and David McCarthy will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Oregon Growth Board to Meet on April 7 in Portland
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 04/01/14
The Oregon Growth Board will hold a regular meeting from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7 in the Oregon Room on the Mezzanine Level at 2 World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St. in Portland.

The meeting agenda can be found here: : http://www.oregon4biz.com/Contact-us/Oregon-Growth-Board/2014meetings.php
Annual awards, Common School Fund on Land Board meeting agenda
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 04/01/14
Board to consider legislative concept, hear reports

Salem - Two awards honoring an exceptional stream project and an exemplary partnership effort, will be presented by the State Land Board at their public meeting on April 8:

Stream Project Award: Upper Sandy River Basin Habitat Restoration, a large-scale, multi-year effort to restore habitat for federally listed spring Chinook, coho salmon and winter steelhead in the Sandy River Basin. Partners include The Freshwater Trust, Sandy River Basin Partners, local governments, conservation groups, Mt. Hood National Forest, PGE and Bureau of Land Management. The project is supported by funding from the City of Portland, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Bureau of Land Management, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Ecotrust, NOAA Restoration Center, Carol & Velma Saling Foundation, and the Boeing Company.

Partnership Award: Partnership for Coastal Watersheds, a collaborative effort among public- and private-sector citizens in the Coos Bay Community. The partnership's goals are to develop locally-driven approaches to responsible development, and to help prepare for climate-related changes on Oregon's south coast. Past and present partners include the South Slough National Research Reserve, the Coos Watershed Council, the Coquille Indian Tribe, local economic development organizations, the International Port of Coos Bay, local businesses, and a wide variety of government agencies. Funding has been provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, and the Laird Norton Family Foundation.

The stream award recognizes responsible, sustainable stewardship of Oregon's natural resources, and the partnership award recognizes people and programs that work together to help advance the goals of the Department of State Lands. The Department is the South Slough's state administrative partner.

In other business, the board will be asked to authorize the Department of State Lands to proceed with drafting a legislative concept related to marine renewable energy.

The informational agenda includes the annual reports on Common School Fund investments and the Estates Program.

The awards ceremony and meeting will be held at the State Lands Building, 775 Summer St., NE in Salem, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in a facility that is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you need assistance to participate in this meeting due to a disability, please notify Lorna Stafford at (503) 986-5224 (lorna.stafford@state.or.us) at least two working days prior to the meeting.

Agenda:

http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SLB/Pages/2014-State-Land-Board-Meetings.aspx

The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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03/31/14
Gunfire Erupts at Family Disturbance (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 03/31/14
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March 31, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after he barged into a family member's home allegedly to cause harm. The resident shot at the man with his handgun before the man fled.

On March 31, 2014, at 8:35 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence located at 5500 block of SW 170th Avenue in the community of Aloha. It was reported that Albert Leggett, 43, from Aloha barged into the residence to have a confrontation with Samuel Poulson, 23, who lives at the house. Samuel Poulson reportedly shot at Mr. Leggett once from his handgun after repeated commands for Mr. Leggett to leave were ignored. Albert Leggett immediately fled the residence and was not struck by the bullet.

Deputies were able to quickly secure the handgun, contain the scene, and gather information to the whereabouts of Mr. Leggett. He was located at Buddy's Sports Bar at SW 185th Avenue and SW Farmington Road. He was detained without incident.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. It was reported that Mr. Leggett is Mr. Poulson's wife's uncle. There allegedly has been a family disagreement that had been brewing over a period of time and Mr. Leggett came in the residence uninvited to confront Mr. Poulson about the issue.

Albert Leggett was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail charged with First Degree Burglary, and Second Degree Criminal Mischief. He is held on $50,000 bail.


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Family disturbance ends with man being shot at
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 03/31/14
Today at 8:35 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the area of SW 170th Ave and SW Farmington Rd. This was between extended family members. One shot was fired from a handgun at a person that does not live at the residence but nobody was struck. There is one person in custody and deputies are investigating the incident.

More information will be forthcoming later tonight in a press release.
Longview Firefighters Score High Marks - Stairclimb Fundraising Champions - By the Numbers! (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 03/31/14
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On March 9, 2014 firefighters from 282 different fire departments from all across the America and 4 Countries numbering 1653 strong gathered at the Columbia Center (formerly the bank of America Tower) in downtown Seattle to participate in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb. The firefighters, dressed in full personal protective clothing and equipped with a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) would ascend 69 flights of stairs, completing a total of 1311 steps to an overall vertical climb of 788 feet - ultimately landing on the Observation Deck overlooking the City of Seattle. The motto for these industrial athletes: Climb, Conquer, and Cure; raising critical funds for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and Myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Last year this event raised a record 1.44 million dollars for blood-cancer research and patient services.
This year, for the 7th consecutive year, Longview Fire Department put together a four person team to support this endeavor. The team included Master Firefighter Eric Bergquist, Firefighter Mike Mann, Firefighter Graham Lasee, and Firefighter/ Paramedic Dan Jones. Collectively their overall team performance total-time was 55:58, ranking them #76 out of 188 teams. The fasted team clocked out at 37:35, while the last team to complete the race finished in 2:30:24.
Team Captain Eric Bergquist, who has performed in the last 7 years, clocked a very quick 15:56, placing him 105th overall. Firefighter Graham Lasee, who entered his 5th race, ran a brisk 18:34. Mike Mann, who entered his 4th year ran a 21:29; he placed 45th in his age bracket and 744 overall. Firefighter/ Paramedic Dan Jones ran a 23:53 earning him 995th .
March 31st is the last official day of collections for the fundraising efforts, and at the issuance of this Press Release the Longview Firefighter Foursome is positioned to capture the #1 per capita (average donations per member) designation, raising an impressive $13,572.00 as a team...or $3393.00 per member.
Chief Fundraiser for the team is Firefighter Mike Mann, who leaned upon personal stories involving his mother, his cousin, and his best childhood friend, all who faced life altering bouts with Leukemia and Lymphoma . Living through these close-to-the-heart scenarios inspired Mike to raise an amazing $10,690.00... putting him in the top 5 fundraisers for 2014.
The motto for the City of Longview Fire Department is Quality Service and Timely Response. The Stairclimb team epitomized this vision competing honorably with a 55:58 overall time, and raising $13,572.00, all in the name of charity. Firefighter Mike Mann says it best, "I can't wait for next year"!
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Vancouver Police Seek Assistance to Locate Missing Teen (Photo) (UPDATE 2: LOCATED)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 03/31/14
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*** UPDATE 2 ***

Lorenzo Gordon has been located by VPD. He is safe and being reunited with family.

*** UPDATE 1 ***

Contact was made with Lorenzo Gordon, no longer considered missing/endangered. Considered runaway. Still outstanding. If seen contact the Vancouver Police Department.

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On March 31, 2014, Vancouver Police responded to the 700 block of SE 139th Avenue for the report of a missing/runaway teen, Lorenzo C. Gordon, 13, was last seen on March 30, 2014 at approximately 9:00 pm. It appears that Lorenzo left his residence sometime during the night and was discovered missing by family members this morning. He has some developmental delays and functions at a level below his age. He previously resided in the 3400 block of NE 66th Ave and may try to travel back to that location.

Lorenzo is a light-skinned black male, 5'2", 100 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair, believed to be wearing a black shirt and black shorts or pants, unknown if he was wearing shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lorenzo Gordon is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department or 911.


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Hermiston Police & OSP Asking For Public's Help to Find Missing Hermiston Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 03/31/14
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Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help to find a 59-year old Hermiston-area man reported missing under suspicious circumstances after his car was found Monday morning in a parking lot to the foot bridge on the westbound side of the Interstate 82 over the Columbia River.

On Monday morning, March 31, 2014, Hermiston Police Department was contacted by a family member of ALVIN LEE PATTERSON, age 59, from Hermiston. Hermiston police subsequently took a missing person report after his vehicle was found parked at the bottom of the path to the foot bridge on the westbound side of the Interstate 82 bridge. The car contained his personal property, identification and cellphone.

PATTERSON is described as a white male, 5'5", 160 lbs, short black hair, and was last known to be wearing a navy blue shirt and tan pants. (Oregon DMV photo is provided with this release)

Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police are asking to speak with anyone who saw a man matching PATTERSON's description in the parking lot or walking on the footbridge Monday morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., or anyone with related information regarding this missing person investigation to Hermiston Police Department Officer Robert Guerrero or OSP Trooper Jerrad Little through OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4660.

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Red Cross Opens Shelter following Plymouth, Washington Gas Explosion
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 03/31/14
Volunteers and staff members from the Cascades Region of the American Red Cross responded to the gas explosion in Plymouth, Wash today by opening a shelter at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds. The shelter is available for residents who have been displaced by Monday's disaster, and volunteers at the shelter are providing food, water, lodging, comfort kits and information to local residents about the disaster. For people seeking more information, please visit Thompson Hall at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds located at 515 W. Orchard Ave. in Hermiston or call 1-800-680-1455.
Urban League of Portland's Career Fair (Photo)
Urban League of Portland - 03/31/14
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 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, 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 New Seasons 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 please 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 and collaborations, and communications.
ulpdx.org


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Columbia Heights Road Closure between Fishers Lane & Laurel Road - Update
City of Longview - 03/31/14
Due to uphill slope movement, Columbia Heights Road will continue to remain closed between Upper and Lower Maplewood Dr. until the area is thoroughly evaluated and is deemed safe for vehicular travel. Local access will be permitted for residents in the area. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes for accessing the upper section of Columbia Heights Road via Laurel Road and Glenwood Road/Virginia Way off Pacific Way or Nevada Drive off Westside Highway.

Thank you for your patience and for observing traffic signage.
Water project on Main Street unearths old infrastructure
City of Vancouver - 03/31/14
While installing a new 8-inch water main in Main Street, contractors for the City of Vancouver today uncovered an old cistern, about 16 feet in diameter and 12 feet deep, used an estimated 75-100 years ago to collect stormwater runoff for fire suppression.

About 90 cubic yards of stabilizing material, just over a dozen loads of controlled density fill - a type of concrete - is being brought in to fill up the deep hole beneath the street. The stabilizing fix is expected to be completed quickly, so work on the water main installation can resume.

"When working underground in the oldest areas of a city, you can encounter the unexpected," said Dan Swensen, Vancouver Public Works Construction and Engineering Manager. "Over the years, we've discovered old trolley lines, wood-stave water lines and wooden telephone conduit buried deep beneath the streets, along with other abandoned infrastructure."

Work on the installation of the new 8-inch water main line in Main Street, between 12th and 15th streets, began March 24. Integrity Excavating of Battle Ground is the City's contractor and lowest responsive bidder for this project. The new, larger-diameter line will provide improved water distribution and fire flows in the area, and resolve maintenance issues and service interruptions related to the old, aging 4-inch-diameter main line, also about 100 years old.

Traffic disruptions are being minimized to the extent possible for this downtown Vancouver project. However, drivers are asked to be prepared for delays and watch for traffic changes.

The water main replacement project is anticipated to be completed by the end of April.
UPDATED w/ CORRECT CHARGES -- 3:45 p.m. UPDATE -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDs -- Clackamas County Sheriff's office investigating a reported stabbing (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 03/31/14
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UPDATE (March 31, 2014 3 p.m.) -- VICTIM AND SUSPECT IDs

[UPDATED: The charge is Murder, not Homicide. Amended below.]

The victim in this case has been identified as Marcos Fielder, age 21, from Portland. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner has identified the cause of death as homicide from multiple sharp force injuries.

The suspect in this case is George Gardea, age 24, from Portland. He has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. This is a no-bail charge. A booking photo is attached.

The suspect and victim were not known to each other prior to today. They reportedly met at a party and at some point were involved in an altercation.

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EARLIER 3/31 6:15am:

The stabbing victim in this case is deceased. The identity will be released at a later time. Detectives have a person of interest detained for questioning. Investigators are still on scene processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses.

The incident occurred at a party with several people in attendance.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-8484.

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EARLIER:

On 03-30-14 at about 11:52 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a disturbance in the area of 9009 SE Causey Ave. The caller reported that someone had been stabbed. Responding deputies arrived and located one injured man, whose name and condition are not being released at this time.

Based on witness accounts, the suspect fled to a nearby apartment. Law enforcement professionals surrounded the apartment and tried to make contact with the suspect as he was seen exiting. The suspect did not interact with the police, and barricaded himself inside. The Clackamas County SWAT team has been called out and is currently working to resolve the situation.

Detectives are investigating this developing situation, and no additional information is available at this time.


Attached Media Files: George Gardea
Witnesses Sought In Friday Night Crash
Salem Police Dept. - 03/31/14
The Salem Police Department continues to investigate a pursuit that ended in an injury motor vehicle crash Friday night at Hawthorne and Sunnyview NE. Investigators believe there were at least two other vehicles at the intersection who witnessed the crash; however, they left the scene prior to giving statements.

Just before 12:30 AM Saturday morning, an officer attempted to stop a 2007 Chrysler Sebring on Lancaster Dr NE, but the driver failed to yield. The vehicle turned westbound onto Wolverine and then southbound on Coral. The vehicle stopped briefly to let two passengers out, then continued southbound on Coral Av before turning westbound on Sunnyview. At Sunnyview and Hawthorne the Chrysler disobeyed a red traffic light and crashed into a 2002 Lincoln Navigator.

The driver of the Chrysler, Miguel Carranza-Ventura, 29 years of age, fled the scene but was captured following a K-9 track. He was booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility after being treated at Salem Hospital for minor injuries. He was charged with felony and misdemeanor Attempt to Elude, Assault II and III, felony hit and run, Reckless Driving, and a Parole Violation. A passenger in the Chrysler, Moriah Fragua, 27 years of age, was transported to Salem Hospital where she underwent surgery.

The driver of the Lincoln Navigator, Elvira Anaya, 37 years of age, was transported to Salem Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

It is believed that potential witnesses, confused by the chaos of officers treating the injured, as well as chasing the driver who had fled on foot, simply drove away from the scene. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to telephone Officer Zohner at (503)588-6171.
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Elementary students try to identify forest fire starters for a mock trial in Ridgefield's Highly Capable Program (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 03/31/14
Students served every role in the mock trial, including the jury
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Monday, March 31, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Elementary students interrogated one another in a mock trial to determine the cause of a fictitious forest fire in a project for Ridgefield School District's Highly Capable Program.

The Highly Capable Program offers challenging projects and additional coursework for students from third through sixth grade at both elementary schools. "Gifted students need the opportunity to work with like-minded classmates," said Ana Hochhalter, teacher for the Highly Capable Program at both schools. "The Highly Capable Program helps students succeed by offering challenge and increased levels of discussion."

For the mock trial project, Hochhalter selects trial topics based on events that could happen in the real world. In this case, two college students are accused of starting a forest fire while on a camping trip which caused massive property damage to the local area. "I always try to find projects that simulate real-life connections to really engage the students," said Hochhalter. "The students act out each role, sometimes multiple roles, so this trial provides additional challenge by causing students to think about the perspectives of people from different walks of life."

Students each received their role packets which included information about their role as well as confidential information that they would share only if properly questioned. Students assumed the roles of the presiding judge; courtroom bailiff; prosecuting and defense attorneys; the suspects and a wide array of witnesses including two young siblings who, if properly interrogated during the trial, will reveal they actually started the fire by cooking pine cones in the college students' fire pit. Students from other classes volunteered to serve on the jury. "The jury doesn't know the facts of the case," said Hochhalter. "The students acting as the attorneys must properly interrogate all the witnesses or the truth won't come out."

Students had different reasons for volunteering to serve as attorneys and the judge, the case's most challenging roles. Olivia Krause, a third grader, served as the defense attorney for her class's trial. "Lawyers are hard-working and I felt like I could do that here," she said. "The hardest part was getting all of my lines ready so I wrote them down on notecards." Uruwa Abe, one of Olivia's classmates, served as the prosecuting attorney because she enjoys performing in front of people. "I really like acting in plays so I wanted a role with a lot of lines," said Abe. "It was difficult coming up with what questions to ask, but once I came up with them, I was very comfortable performing."

Nate Scullard-Bender, a sixth grader, volunteered to serve as the prosecuting attorney for his class, "I've been told by a lot of people that I'd be a great lawyer," he explained. Claudie Miller, a fifth grader, served as Scullard-Benders' opponent, the defense attorney, "My favorite part of preparing for the trial was coming up with the questions and telling Nate he was going down."

Serving as the judge presented the biggest challenge as the role required the student to keep the courtroom in line. "I took the role of judge because I might be called for jury duty one day and I thought this would be a fun way to get a feel for it," said Sydney Dean, a sixth grader. "I like practicing with my friends and classmates, and it's great having a nice teacher who helps along the way." Although the third grade class wasn't able to figure out who actually started the fire, the jury found the college students not guilty based on lack of evidence. In the higher grades, student courtroom interrogations revealed the true culprits as the two children trying to cook pine cones.

In order to develop engaging new content each year, Hochhalter researches ideas from a wide variety of topics including Forensic science, art history, Greek and Roman Mythology, Shakespeare, foreign language and many more. "Keeping student motivation high is a top priority for my lessons," said Hochhalter. "I review my curriculum every year so I can ensure students work on new concepts and ideas."

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Cascade Tissue to Expand its St. Helens Operations Adding 29 Jobs
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 03/31/14
SALEM - Business Oregon Director Tim McCabe toured the Cascade Tissue plant in St. Helens today praising the company's decision to retool and expand its operations adding an estimated 29 jobs at the site.

Business Oregon provided the company with a $60,000 forgivable loan from the Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund to help fund training of the company's expanded workforce on the plant's new equipment. The company currently employs 66 full-time employees at the plant.

"We are pleased with Cascade Tissue's decision to re-invest in Oregon and expand its operations here in St. Helens," said McCabe. "By choosing to not only remain, but expand this former mill site, Cascade has shown its commitment to the community of St. Helens and to providing high-paying jobs to Oregonians."

The $30 million expansion at the St. Helens site, expected to be completed by the end of the year, will more than double the plant's capacity while improving efficiencies. Under the terms of the forgivable loan, the company must maintain both the existing and new employees for a two-year period or else pay back a portion of the funds.

Cascade Tissue Group Oregon currently manufactures tissue paper for multiple customers on a single paper tissue machine in the former Boise Cascade Paper Mill in St. Helens. Cascade Tissue Group Oregon's operations were previously integrated and co-located with Boise Cascade's papermaking operations at the St. Helens site until December 2012, when Boise Cascade ceased its operations there.

Cascade Tissue Group is the fourth largest manufacturer of tissue paper in North America. Founded in 1964, Cascade produces, converts, and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed of mainly recycled fiber. The company employs more than 12,000 workers at more than 100 plants in North America and Europe.

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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.
Update #2: Added Charge - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Banks (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 03/31/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday morning's serious injury traffic that occurred along Highway 26 near Banks. The name of the Toyota's driver is released in this update.

Preliminary information indicates on March 31, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by JOY DE'ANN ALLEN, age 35, from Beaverton, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 when it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the left front corner of an eastbound 2007 Freightliner truck.

ALLEN and her 2-year old daughter were extricated by firefighters. ALLEN was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The child was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The truck's driver, GREGORY P. KOSTRBA, age 66, from Wilsonville, received minor injury but refused medical care at the scene.

Subsequent to the preliminary investigation, ALLEN was cited to appear in Washington County Circuit Court for:

* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (2 counts)
* Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts)
* No Operators License

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire District, and ODOT. Highway 26 was closed with a detour in place for over 3 hours. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

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--UPDATE--The Good Samaritan that assisted Corporal Crecelius has been identified
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 03/31/14
-UPDATE-

March 31, 2014--The Good Samaritan that assisted Corporal Crecelius has been identified.

The unknown man that assisted Corporal Crecelius pull Mark Vanvleck from the burning Jeep has been identified as Nickolas Kingston, 22, originally from Forest Grove and currently enlisted in the US Navy in Oak Harbor Washington. He has agreed to talk to the media. Please call me for his contact information.



PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-504627

Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Two People from Burning Vehicle

March 30, 2014--A vehicle crashed at a high rate of speed and burst into flames. There were three occupants, two of them were unconscious. The vehicle caught fire as an off-duty Washington County Deputy Sheriff pulled the unconscious occupants from the vehicle.

On March 29, 2014, at 8:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Springhill Road, north of the intersection of SW Laurelwood Road, concerning a serious single vehicle crash. This is east of the community of Gaston.

A 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on SW Springhill Road traveling at a high speed when it crashed. The Jeep sped through a stop sign at SW Laurelwood Road then left the roadway striking two drainage culverts and two trees before coming to rest. The jeep crashed with enough forward force to separate the engine and transmission from the body. The transmission was launched 46 feet down the roadway from the Jeep.

The Jeep landed upright and began burning as Christian Bandmann, 23, who was seated in the rear, escaped from the right rear door.

Off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Corporal Cheryl Crecelius came upon the scene moments after the Jeep crashed. Corporal Crecelius saw the driver and front passenger were unconscious as the fire began encroaching into the passenger area. She realized there was a very short window of time to rescue them before the fire took their lives. The Jeep received extensive damage and all of the doors were jammed closed except the right rear door.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened the seatbelt and pulled Jason Eaton, 25, from the front passenger seat backwards through the right rear door as the Jeep filled with smoke. She placed him on the ground a safe distance from the fire that was rapidly consuming the vehicle. He was regaining consciousness as she raced to free the unconscious driver.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened Mark Vanvleck's seatbelt as she attempted to pull him backwards out of the same rear door. The fire had consumed the entire engine compartment and flames were breaching through the floorboard area as the smoke began to get very thick in the passenger area. Mark Vanvleck's legs were pinned between the dash and seat making it impossible for Corporal Crecelius to pull him to freedom. She crawled back out of the vehicle to get assistance. There was an unidentified man in his 20's that stopped and helped by getting back into the burning vehicle with Corporal Crecelius. Together they were able to free Mr. Vanvleck, 25, from the vehicle moments before it was fully engulfed in flames. He remained unconscious until Gaston Fire Department personnel arrived and were able to revive him.

Christian Bandmann was transported to OHSU by Lifeflight. Jason Eaton and Mark Vanvleck were both transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. All three men received non life-threatening injuries.

Mark Vanvleck was cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and two counts of Forth Degree Assault. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Due to Mr. Vanvleck being in the hospital, there is no booking photo available.

Corporal Crecelius received a minor injury to her hand and suffered minor smoke inhalation. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the unidentified man that assisted in saving Mr. Vanvleck from the burning wreckage.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Forest Grove Police also responded to assist with the crash. Springhill Road was closed until after 1:00 a.m. to gather evidence and diagram the scene. Investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.
Update: Motorcyclist Facing Several Charges After Serious Injury Traffic Crash While Attempting to Elude Trooper (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 03/31/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) cited a Yakima, Washington man following Sunday afternoon's motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper. The seriously injured man's name and other information is being released in this update.

On March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a recklessly operated motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 68 west of Mosier after initially confirming it was traveling 110 mph in a 65 speed zone approaching the trooper from behind. The motorcyclist attempted to elude eastbound at a high rate of speed and the trooper lost sight of the motorcycle east of Mosier as troopers also began to set up in The Dalles area to assist if needed.

About ten minutes later, Klickitat County, Washington 9-1-1 received a call from an unidentified man saying he was hurt in a motorcycle crash while attempting to elude police in Oregon. The man wasn't able to provide an exact location before his cellphone call was dropped and ended.

OSP and Wasco County Sheriff's Office started checking the area between The Dalles and Mosier. An OSP sergeant traveling westbound spotted the motorcycle crash scene and injured man across the freeway about 4:03 p.m. near milepost 76 west of the Rowena interchange. The sergeant stopped, ran across the freeway and requested medical respond as he started initial emergency care. The motorcycle had left the freeway coming out of a sharp left curve and collided head-on with a tree.

The motorcyclist, KENNETH S. MARAVELIAS, age 27, from Yakima, Washington, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protective helmet. On Monday, March 31, OSP cited MARAVELIAS to appear in Wasco County Circuit Court for Felony Attempt to Elude on a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, No Valid Operator License and other traffic violations.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue and ODOT. One eastbound lane was closed during the scene investigation.

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Salem Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Drowning
Salem Police Dept. - 03/31/14
Dustin Hill, 33 years of age, was found deceased in a drainage ditch west of the 2000 block of 25th St SE Sunday at about 5:00 PM. Hill had been reported as a missing person earlier in the day after he had failed to return home the previous night. Family members had been out searching for him when they discovered the body. Hill was observed to be highly intoxicated the previous evening and the death appears to be an accidental drowning. The results of toxicology testing are still pending.
MSSP Hosts Medical Marijuana Event
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland - 03/31/14
For immediate release - dated March 31, 2014

From Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Oregon's new law allowing for medical marijuana dispensaries, there is a growing recognition that marijuana can help sufferers of neurological diseases.

On Sunday, April 6th, at 2 p.m. at the Roseland Theater the MS Society of Portland, Oregon (MSSP) hosts a public (18+) meeting about medical marijuana. Experts will explain how Oregon's new law works and how guests can investigate if marijuana will help their condition.

"We can't ignore the science. We can't ignore the thousands of individuals who say they get relief from medical marijuana for their condition. Our mission is to help people manage their disease and live full lives. We want them to know that if marijuana helps, we'll be there to inform them about the legalities and safety of using it," said Candyce Hayes, executive director of the MSSP.

Sponsors for the Sunday event include the Cosgrove Vergeer Kester law firm, OG Analytical, Udoxi Science Liquid Amber, Eco Firma Farms, Oregon Optimal Health, New Economy Consulting, Roseland Theater, OMMC Clinic LLC and Stag Vapor.

"Our speakers will help attendees understand the law around marijuana in Oregon, how they can access it under Oregon's new law and information on ways they can safely get the relief marijuana offers to patients," said Art Richards, president of the MSSP. "The goal of our symposium is to help all patients find a better quality of life through the legal and safe use of medical marijuana."

Speakers include a physician who has studied the effects of medical marijuana, attorneys who will help patients navigate getting their card and using Oregon's new dispensary system, people who helped write and pass both the original medical marijuana law and the new dispensary law, and industry representatives who will discuss how the medicine can be delivered most effectively.

"Our goal is to help educate individuals. We know many of them are taking marijuana as medicine and we want to make sure it's done in full compliance with Oregon's new law," said Hayes. "This is a forum to give individuals information on how they may be helped by medical marijuana. We're not trying to change the world nor are we endorsing the use of medical marijuana. We're just trying to make life a little better."

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