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Sun. 07/24/16
OSP Seeking Witnesses To Road Rage Incident Near Scappoose (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/24/16 9:12 PM
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On July 23, 2016 at about 5:17 PM a vehicle versus motorcycle crash occurred on Highway 30 near MP 14 (northwest of Portland near Cornelius Pass Road) stemming from a road rage incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed a road rage incident occurred between two passenger vehicles and at least two motorcyclists as they traveled northbound on Highway 30. These four vehicles were reportedly driving reckless swerving at each other as they were traveling on Highway 30.

During this ongoing incident, a 2008 Pontiac sedan swerved out of its lane back and then back into the lane striking a 2012 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle crashed on the highway, sending the driver and passenger tumbling down the highway The motorcyclist, Kelly R SNYDER, age 41, of Portland, and his passenger were taken by ground ambulance to Oregon Health and Sciences University for non-life threatening injuries.

The Camaro and Pontiac accelerated rapidly away from the crash scene, continuing northbound on Highway 30. Witnesses report both vehicles were driving recklessly as they were being chased by at least one of the motorcyclist. Both vehicles were eventually stopped by Scappoose Police at SW EM Watts Road and Highway 30.

The driver of Camaro, Brandon L GOODSON, age 34, of Portland, was arrested for Reckless Driving and cited for Driving While Suspended Violation and Driving Uninsured. The driver of the Pontiac, Justin M WILLARD, age 28, of Portland, was arrested for Assault III x2, Hit & Run Injury, Reckless Driving x 2, Reckless Endangering x 4 and Restraining Order Violation. WILLARD was also cited for Driving While Suspended Violation and Driving Uninsured.

The Oregon State Police needs assistance in identifying the rider of a red sport style motorcycle as they are a witness and potential victim. Any other witnesses that could also help in the investigation are asked to call the Oregon State Police at 503-397-3131.


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Estacada Residental Fire
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/24/16 5:34 PM
On Sunday July 24th at 3:45pm Estacada Fire was dispatched to a residential fire on S. Stormer Rd in Estacada. Estacada and Clackamas Fire crews responded to the incident and found a small exterior fire that had spread into the wall of the residence. The fire was quickly put out with a fire extinguisher by the occupant. Estacada Crews arrived and checked the fire to make sure that it was out and had not spread. There were no injuries.
Deputies Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash North Marion County
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/24/16 4:29 PM
Deputies are on scene and investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles that collided at the intersection of Ehlen Road NE and Butteville Road NE. Early indicators show a passenger car was north on Butteville when it failed to stop at the intersection causing a collision with a truck pulling a horse trailer westbound on Ehlen Road NE.

The driver of the passenger car was seriously injured and life flighted to a Portland hospital, the drivers passenger died on scene. The truck's occupants were both taken to area hospitals but are expected to live. The trailer contained two horses that are being attended to by a veterinarian on scene.

Members of the Marion County Crash Team and Oregon State Troopers are on scene investigating and expect the intersection will be closed in all directions for the next several hours.
Linn Deputies Investigate Rape In Scio
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/24/16 4:00 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 4:54 a.m. the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call from a 21-year-old female reporting she had been raped.

Deputies learned the female was at the Silver Dollar Tavern in Scio last night when she was approached by two adult males. Deputies were told by the female that she consumed alcohol with the two males and at about 1:00 a.m. this morning, she agreed to go with them to the Reggae Festival, which was being held in Scio.

The female told deputies that while at the Reggae Festival, she was raped by these two men along with three other men who were with them. The female reported she does not know the males but believes they are from Washington. She described the suspects as black males, all in their late 20's, early 30's.

The suspects are believed to be driving a rental motorhome with unknown Washington license plates. The motorhome is described as having a vinyl wrap with a picture of a large dog and an unknown 800 number on the side of it.

The female was treated and released from the Santiam Hospital in Stayton.

Linn County Patrol Deputies and Linn County Detectives are continuing the investigation. The Sheriff's Office is asking that if anyone has any information about this case, including additional suspect or vehicle information, to please call Detective Scott Christiansen or Detective Mike Rossiter at 541.967.3950.
Photos - I-5 crash NB- MP 75, just south of Wolf Creek (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/24/16 12:58 PM
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Fast lane open. Crews working to get trailer and SUV off the roadway.


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Interstate 205 NB Near Johnson Creek Closed For Criminal Investigation - Clackamas Co.
Oregon State Police - 07/24/16 11:16 AM
On July 24, 2016 at about 10AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a driving complaint on Interstate 205 northbound near Johnson Creek Blvd. It was reported a vehicle was chasing another on Interstate 205 when a person fell out of one of the vehicles. That person was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

I-205 northbound is currently closed at Johnson Creek with a detour in place to allow the investigation to be conducted.

The vehicle the person fell from was identified by witnesses as a Silver Dodge Neon with a possible Oregon license plate similar to "W2YA". Witnesses stated it may have a flat tire. Both occupants of the vehicle were white males and wearing dark clothing.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance if they witnessed the incident or can identify the vehicle/persons involved. Any persons with information are asked to call OSP at 503-375-3555.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
Vancouver Police substitute PIO, July 25
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/24/16 11:04 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will unavailable on Monday, July 25, 2016. Taking media calls during office hours that day will be Lt. Kathy McNicholas who can be reached at (360) 487-7442.

As always, for after-hour inquiries, members of the media should contact dispatch on the media line and request a return call from on-duty personnel.

All investigative updates are always sent out in the form of a media release and on duty personnel will not release investigative updates.

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Apartment Fire in West Linn Damages Six Units (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/24/16 4:12 AM
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Just before 2:00 a.m, TVF&R firefighters responded to multiple reports of a unit fully engulfed in flames at Willamette Terrace Apartments in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road.

First-arriving firefighters from the downtown West Linn fire station were met by evacuating tenants. They began an aggressive fire attack and quickly knocked down the bulk of the flames in two units on the third floor. Crews then worked to ensure the fire was out by extinguishing hot spots from the roof and pulling ceiling from inside apartments.

The two units on the third floor were heavily damaged by fire and the four units below are currently uninhabitable. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

A TVF&R fire investigator remains on scene to determine the cause of the fire. There are no damage estimates available at this time.

Officers from the West Linn Police Department and firefighters from Clackamas Fire District #1 also assisted with onscene operations.

The complex was not equipped with a fire sprinkler system. When a fire sprinkler system is present, the likelihood of injuries and costly damage is dramatically reduced. More information about fire sprinkler systems can be found at tvfr.com.


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Two Motorcycle Riders Severely Injured in Unrelated Incidents (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 07/24/16 1:49 AM
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Longview, WA -- Firefighters responded to two separate incidents involving seriously injured motorcycle riders on Saturday.

The first incident occurred at 5:05 PM in front of 4433 Constitution Lane in Longview. Callers to 911 reported that a male rider was not fully conscious and was having difficulty breathing. Firefighters arrived and quickly called for a Life Flight helicopter; he was transported by air ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. The rider was wearing a half-helmet. His condition is unknown at the time of this release. No other injuries were reported. Longview Police are investigating.

The second incident occurred at 11:27 PM on Saturday in the 500 Block of Tennant Way in Longview. 911 callers reported that a motorcycle was driving erratically before losing control and crashing into another vehicle. The male rider was found several hundred feet behind the motorcycle which had burst into flames following the collision. The rider was wearing a full face helmet. His condition is unknown at the time of this release. He was transported by Longview Fire Paramedics to St. John Medical Center where a Life Flight helicopter was on standby. No other injuries were reported. Longview Police and the Washington State Patrol are investigating this incident.

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--Video link from arrival at second incident: https://youtu.be/yX7RJQ7Fchw


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Sat. 07/23/16
Red Cross Responds to Residential Fire In Clatskanie
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/16 7:04 PM
On Saturday July 23, 2016, at approximately 13:00, disaster responders Erica Welch and Teresa Mathia responded to a disaster, which occurred on July 23, in the 18000 block of Inglis Rd in Clatskanie, OR. This single-family fire affected 2 adults, 4 children and many pets. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, health services, mental health services, comfort kits and recovery information.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.   

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Firefighters quick actions save home (Photo)
Dallas Fire & EMS - 07/23/16 6:35 PM
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Firefighters from Polk County Fire District #1, SW Polk, Falls City, Dallas Fire & EMS and Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a high risk grass fire on Zumalt Road this afternoon. At approximately 2:02 pm a homeowner called 911 to report that his field was on fire. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within about an hour of their arrival. Captain Mike Rusher with Polk County Fire District #1 stated their first priority on their arrival was to protect the homeowners and their home. The fire burned approximately 5 acres and caused minor damage to the deck of the residence on the property. Fire officials stated the fire was started while the homeowner was mowing the grass around his residence. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office assisted with notifying other residents in the area of a possible evacuation. Only two residents in the immediately area of the fire were evacuated and have since been allowed to return to their homes.

An engine from Salem Fire and an ambulance from Falck assisted with staffing Polk County Fire District #1's station. No injuries were reported.

With the Willamette Valley being in the middle of fire season, we want to remind everyone to create a defensible space around their homes of at least 30 ft to 100 ft. Homes built in pine forests should have a minimum safety zone of 100 ft. Some suggestions for aiding in creating a defensible space include clearing all flammable vegetation by raking leaves, dead limbs and twigs; Remove leaves and rubbish from under structures; Remove dead branches that extend over the roof; and mow grass regularly and in the mornings.


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Red Cross Repond To Milwaukie Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/23/16 5:24 PM
On Saturday July 23, 2016, at approximately 10:10, Red Cross disaster response volunteers responded to a residential  which occurred in the 9000 block of SE Winsor Drive in Milwaukie. This single-family fire affected 2 adults, 3 children and 3 pets. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, mental health services, comfort kits and recovery information.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.  

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Person Struck and Killed by Freight Train in Northeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 07/23/16 3:19 PM
On Saturday July 23, 2016, at 2:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a person struck by a freight train near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Halsey Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the remains of a deceased person.

The Union Pacific train engineer stopped East of the location and is cooperating with the investigators.

The sex, age and identity of the deceased person is not known and will have to be determined by the Medical Examiner.

There is no street traffic impacted due to this fatal crash.

To learn more about railroad safety, please visit https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/safety/

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Early morning fire damages Lebanon kitchen (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/23/16 8:23 AM
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An unattended pan of oil left on the stove top led to a kitchen fire in Lebanon early Saturday morning. According to the resident he placed a pan of oil on the stove to heat for frying some potatoes. He left the kitchen and may have fallen asleep in a nearby room. When he awoke, the hot oil had boiled over onto the stove top and was beginning to consume the vent hood and cabinets above the range. Lebanon firefighters received the first alarm for a house fire at 540 Morton Street at 2:54 a.m. Two engines, a medic unit, a Battalion Chief and a Division Chief responded. Lebanon police officers in the area heard the call and also responded to the scene, arriving just before the fire district personnel. Police found the home evacuated and entered the structure with a fire extinguisher to attempt to put out the fire. The homeowner had removed the boiled over pan from the stove to the front lawn but the range top continued to burn. Officers used the fire extinguisher to knock down the fire.

Lebanon firefighters secured the power supply to the home and checked for extension of fire into cabinet and wall spaces using a thermal imaging camera. At the time of the fire the house was occupied by one adult male and one juvenile male. There were smoke detectors in the house but they were not operable and had their batteries disconnected. Firefighters installed and tested new smoke detectors in the home prior to leaving the scene.

Division Chief Jason Bolen emphasized the importance of working smoke detectors in your home. "This family is very fortunate that tonight's situation didn't end with a death or serious injury." he said. "It's crucial for people to test their smoke detector batteries and function at least every 6 months and replace the detector after its 10-year life span." He also stressed the importance of never leaving the stove unattended when in use. State of Oregon law requires landlords to provide working smoke detectors in their properties. For more information on smoke detectors or home fire safety contact the Fire and Life Safety Division of the Lebanon Fire District at 541-451-1901.


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**MEDIA ALERT** Dream Playground Comes to Life TODAY for Rockwood Families
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/23/16 6:00 AM
Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available


WHAT:

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial(TM) (@weareforesters), The Salvation Army Gresham Corps (@SalArmyPortland), organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Portland community will join forces on Saturday, July 23, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in May.


WHEN: Saturday, July 23

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts & crafts, games & more for children and families)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Kick-off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground
(Times are approximate)


WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave
Portland, OR 97233


WHY:

Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.

Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It's a pillar in the community.

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year, Foresters and KaBOOM! are proudly celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their partnership. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build more than 130 playgrounds -- including 3 in Oregon -- across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2016. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 4.5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters


VISUALS:

Before and after shots
Volunteers assembling, carrying, and installing brightly colored playground equipment
Volunteers moving 1,200 square feet of safety surfacing by hand
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground




The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
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 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmygresham.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial(TM) is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids -- particularly those growing up in poverty in America -- the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.


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Fri. 07/22/16
Red Cross Responds To Home Fire In Mt. Angel
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/22/16 9:14 PM
On Friday, July 22, 2016, at approximately 8:00 pm Red Cross  disaster response volunteers responded to a residential fire that occurred  in the 11,000 block of Wilco Highway NE in Mount Angel. This single-family fire affect 2 adults and 2 children.. Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate basic needs, disaster health services, and information about recovery services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Bodies of Two Missing Kentucky Men Located in Mt. Hood National Forest (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/22/16 7:12 PM
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Parkdale, Ore. -- On July 21, 2016, just prior to 7 p.m., the Hood River County Sheriff's Office was notified of the discovery of two deceased bodies off of the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale. The trail is accessed off of the east side of Highway 35 in the Mount Hood National Forest.

Investigators were able to determine that the bodies were those of John K. Wood and Jason A. Wood of Kentucky. On September 5, 2014, the Oregon State Police had initiated a missing person's investigation for the two men after their vehicle was found unattended on Highway 35, north of the Dog River Trailhead. The Sheriff's Office initiated a search operation at that time but was unable to locate the duo.

On July 21, 2016, workers with the US Forest Service had been in the area conducting a survey when they discovered the bodies of the two men. Investigators from the Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and US Forest Service completed their analysis of the scene on July 22, 2016 and were able to positively identify the bodies of the missing men. The investigation is ongoing; however evidence at the scene indicates that the men died as a result of a murder/suicide.

Investigators from the three agencies continue to work on the case in collaboration with the Hood River County District Attorney's Office, the Hood River County Medical Examiner and Kentucky authorities.


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26-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Attempting to Elude Police in a Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/16 5:04 PM
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On Thursday July 21, 2016, at 10:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a woman stole a truck and trailer in the area of North Lombard Street and Alma Avenue.

Officers responding to the area spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop the driver near North Lombard Street and Interstate 5.

The driver initially stopped then sped away from officers southbound on I-5. The driver led police on a pursuit onto I-405, exiting at NW Vaughn Street, then pulling back on to I-405 and eventually I-5 southbound.

Officers from the Oregon State Police, Tigard Police and Tualatin Police Departments assisted with the pursuit and eventually got spike strips laid down on the freeway near the I-5/I-205 interchange. The truck's tires slowly flattened and the driver left the roadway on I-205 at Stafford Road and was taken into custody.

26-year-old Ranai Michelle Tolman was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Methamphetamine.

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UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Pedestrian - Driver Crash on Prescott Street
Portland Police Bureau - 07/22/16 4:54 PM
The pedestrian injured in last night's crash has been identified as 37-year-old Heather Ann Ackles. She remains in a Portland hospital.

The driver, 73-year-old Herschel Faulkner, cooperated with investigators at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no arrests have been made or citations issued to the driver. Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact Officer Phil Maynard at 503-823-2216, phillip.maynard@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday July 21, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver struck a pedestrian at Northeast 8th Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian who was suffering from traumatic injuries. The adult female pedestrian has been transported to a Portland hospital with injuries that are believed to be life threatening.

The adult male driver remained at the scene and has been cooperative with police.

Preliminary information indicates that the driver was traveling westbound on Prescott Street and the pedestrian was crossing southbound at 8th Avenue at the time of the collision.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

The intersection of Northeast 8th Avenue and Prescott Street will likely remain closed for several hours.

No additional updates are anticipated this evening.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Update - Warning shot fired at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution - Update
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/22/16 3:42 PM
UPDATEEOCI IS NOW ON MODIFIED OPERATIONS. VISITING WILL RESUME SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016.


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: July 21st, 2016 4:33 PM

At approximately 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21, several inmates engaged in a series of fights 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 total of 47 inmates were placed in special housing for their involvement in the altercations. There were no injuries reported.

The institution remains on full lockdown, and visiting is canceled until further notice. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

EOCI is a medium-security prison in Pendleton that houses over 1,600 male inmates. The institution is known for its Oregon Corrections Enterprises industries, including a garment factory that produces Prison Blues(C), whose products are sold in and outside the United States. Other industries are its embroidery and laundry facilities. EOCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, and inmate work crews. 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 National Guard Soldiers head to Romania for multinational training exercise (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/22/16 3:36 PM
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SALEM, Oregon -- More than 250 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, are scheduled to mobilize to Romania this week with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) to participate in Saber Guardian 2016, a multinational military training exercise.

Exercise Saber Guardian 2016 will be held from July 27 to August 7 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu and will involve approximately 2,800 military personnel from 10 nations. An advanced team of Oregon Soldiers are already in Romania assisting with preparations for the battalion's arrival; receiving supplies and equipment, including M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles that were shipped overseas.

Led by U.S. Army Europe, the annual training exercise is part of the European Reassurance Initiative and is designed to promote regional stability and security while strengthening partnerships with NATO allies, fostering trust and improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. Personnel from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine will also participate.

Activities during Saber Guardian 16 will include a Field Training, Command Post and Combined Live Fire exercises. The 116th CBCT will primarily play opposing forces to enable other units from the U.S. and other countries to conduct training. On a unit level, the exercise is also training to rehearse mobilizing and deploying troops, and moving track and wheeled vehicles by land, rail and sea to an unfamiliar area. The unit will also conduct a river crossing with tanks and set up a bridge during the event.

The 116th CBCT is comprised of personnel from the Idaho, Montana and Oregon Army National Guard and will be augmented by the 125th Multi-role Bridge Company of the South Carolina Army National Guard. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 116th CBCT will join approximately 1,500 Soldiers from other U.S.-based units to participate in the exercise.

The majority of Oregon Soldiers deploying for the exercise are traditional Guardsmen who drill one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. Many of them have families, are attending college and work for civilian employers. The 3-116th Cavalry Battalion task force is made up of infantry from Company A (The Dalles) and Company B (Woodburn); mechanics from Detachment 2, Company F (Hood River); and logistics/administrative support from Headquarters and Headquarters Company (La Grande).

"The Oregon National Guard continues to demonstrate our ability to simultaneously support both state and nation on multiple fronts," said Stephen Bomar, director of public affairs, Oregon Military Department. "Whether responding to emergencies here at home, deploying overseas, or partnering in multinational exercises like Saber Guardian, when we are needed, we are there."

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, text with friends and family, July 21, at the armory in Woodburn, Oregon, as they wait to mobilize to Romania in support of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016 as part of the European Reassurance Initiative's (ERI). The 3-116th Cavalry Battalion task force is made up of infantry from Company A (The Dalles) and Company B (Woodburn); mechanics from Detachment 2, Company F (Hood River); and logistics/administrative support from Headquarters and Headquarters Company (La Grande).(Oregon Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Armondo Borboa, 3-116th Cavalry Battalion)

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CONSTANTA, Romania - An M1A2 Abrams tank is lifted by a mobile harbor crane onto a flatcar at the Port of Constanta, June 25, 2016. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), will be transported to Cincu, Romania, via rail to be used in the upcoming Exercise Saber Guardian, scheduled to begin July 27. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Devone Collins, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)

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CINCU, Romania - A column of M1A2 tanks travel through the streets of Cincusora, Romania, June 28, after being offloaded from the Voila, Romania, railhead earlier that day. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), are in Romania to be used in Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which begins July 27 at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of partnership for peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. (Photo courtesy 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team)

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CINCU, Romania - Vehicles belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles began arriving in Romania, June 19, at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. Saber Guardian is a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, in the spirit of Partnership for Peace. It is designed to promote regional stability and security, while strengthening partnership capacity, and fostering trust while improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. The 116th CBCT is one of the U.S. units participating in the exercise, which will also include forces from other countries. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)


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Night work ahead for several major east Vancouver streets
City of Vancouver - 07/22/16 3:35 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - To minimize traffic impacts, the City of Vancouver's Pavement Management Program will be carrying out is pavement preservation work for several major east Vancouver streets at night.

The work begins this weekend, typically taking place between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Those traveling through these construction zones are encouraged to be alert to flaggers, lane changes and closures, and be prepared for potential delays. If possible, please consider using a different route to avoid the work area.

The following streets are currently scheduled for work on the dates shown. Please note that paving and surface treatments are highly dependent upon weather conditions, which can impact schedules.

N.E. 138th Avenue (N.E. 18th Street to N.E. 28th Street): July 22, July 26-27 and Aug. 1-2
N.E. 18th Street (N.E. 138th Avenue to N.E. 141st Avenue): July 22, July 26-27 and Aug. 1-2
N.E. 162nd Avenue (N.E. 39th Street to N.E. Fourth Plain Boulevard): July 23 and July 26-29
S.E. Cascade Park Drive (S.E. Talton Avenue to S.E. 162nd Avenue): July 24
S.E. First Street (S.E. 190th Avenue to about N.E. 202nd Avenue): July 25 and July 28-29
S.E. 172nd Avenue (S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard to S.E. First Street): July 25 and Aug. 1
S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard (S.E. 172nd Avenue to S.E. 192nd Avenue): July 25 and Aug. 4-5
S.E. 192nd Avenue (State Route 14 ramp to S.E. 34th Street): July 26, Aug. 2-3
S.E. 29th Street (S.E. 164th Avenue to S.E. 176th Avenue): July 26
S.E. 164th Avenue (S.E. Evergreen Highway to S.E. 34th Street): July 31- Aug. 1

The coming work will also require night closure of the Washington State Route 14 ramps at Southeast 164th Avenue on July 31 and Aug. 1, and at Southeast 192nd Avenue on Aug. 2 and 3. For updates on those closures, drivers can check the latest real time highway conditions on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Travel Alerts page at www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts.

The City of Vancouver has more than 1,800 lanes miles of streets. This year, Vancouver's Pavement Management Program will put $6.6 million to work keeping good streets in good condition. When streets begin to fail, they fail quickly and the cost of repair increases dramatically. Keeping good streets in good condition provides the most efficient use of the available resources. A variety of pavement preservation treatments are used to extend the life of streets at a much lower cost than standard asphalt overlay. These include microsurfacing, slurry seal, chip seal and cape seal. The type of treatment selected depends upon several factors, such as current surface condition, carrying capacity and travel use. Project maps and a complete list of streets scheduled for Pavement Management work this summer can be found online at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.

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Vancouver homicide suspect arrested
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/22/16 3:13 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Thursday, July 12, 2016 detectives with the Vancouver Police Department's Major Crime Unit obtained an arrest warrant for the arrest of David Johnathan Salgado, 19, formerly of Vancouver, for the crime of Murder in the First Degree. Salgado is the suspect in the murder investigation of Fernando Cendejas that occurred on May 9, 2016 at 4500 Nicholson Road. The Vancouver Police Department investigators requested the assistance of the US Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offenders Taskforce to help locate and apprehend Salgado.

On Saturday, July 16, 2016 members of the US Marshals Pacific Southwest Fugitive Taskforce in Southern California located and apprehended Salgado in Venice Beach, California. Salgado attempted to evade arrest by jumping into the ocean but was apprehended by the Taskforce Officers.

Salgado is currently being held in San Bernardino pending the extradition process.

No further information is available at this time.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Young male drowns in Pacific Ocean off Seaside beach (Photo)
City of Seaside - 07/22/16 1:49 PM
The Seaside Beach, as pictured on the morning of July 22, 2016, illustrates preventative measures taken by Seaside Lifeguards to alert the public of rip currents in the area.
The Seaside Beach, as pictured on the morning of July 22, 2016, illustrates preventative measures taken by Seaside Lifeguards to alert the public of rip currents in the area.
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Seaside, Ore. -- July 22, 2016 [UPDATE TO PREVIOUS RELEASE] -- On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 3:36 pm, Seaside Lifeguards witnessed two young males struggling in the water and in need of assistance. As they entered the water, Seaside Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the Seaside ocean shores, directly in front of the turnaround, to assist with the water rescue already in progress.

Seaside Fire & Rescue along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene to assist with the rescue. The first victim, Carter Moore, 14, of Kingston, Oklahoma was pulled from the water a short time later. A second victim, Conner Moore, age 13, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was located from the air by the U.S. Coast Guard. Having entered the water, a Coast Guard swimmer requested assistance from Seaside Lifeguards to bring the second victim to shore. Both victims were transported to Providence Seaside Hospital (PSH). Conner Moore was pronounced deceased at PSH. Carter Moore was life-flighted to a Portland area hospital on Thursday evening and released late Friday morning.

The two cousins were traveling with many other family members from out-of-state and in Seaside for the Moore Family Reunion.

As warmer days are forecast for the upcoming weekend and we move deeper into summer, Seaside officials want to remind the public that the ocean waters can present many dangers. Please use extreme caution, use the buddy system and avoid swimming in areas that have been recognized to be prone to rip currents.

Seaside Fire & Rescue was assisted by the United States Coast Guard, Medix and the Seaside Police Department.

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Attached Media Files: The Seaside Beach, as pictured on the morning of July 22, 2016, illustrates preventative measures taken by Seaside Lifeguards to alert the public of rip currents in the area.
Child Found on Skyline Rd S, Parent Unknown
Salem Police Dept. - 07/22/16 12:36 PM
UPDATE: The Salem Police Department has completed their investigation and there will not be any criminal charges.

Update 9:10 AM A parent in the 4700 block of Skyline Rd S just called police reporting they woke up to find their front door standing open and their two year old son missing. Police are responding.

UPDATE: The foster parents just bathed the child and discovered that it is a boy.

Just after 4:00 this morning, the Salem Police Department received a report of a toddler walking alone in the 4700 block of Skyline Rd S. The child is described as an approximately two year old White female with short blonde hair and green eyes, wearing a t-shirt and pull up diaper. She was unable to provide her name or that of her mother. She said she lived in an apartment. Officers drove the girl around the neighborhood attempting to identify her residence while other officers canvassed nearby apartment complexes. These efforts were unsuccessful in reuniting the child with a parent.

At approximately 5:30 AM, "A Child is Missing" was activated which generated over 600 telephone calls to area telephones. Eventually DHS was called and they took custody of the child.

At this time, the Salem Police Department has not been contacted by anyone reporting a missing child. Anyone with information regarding this girl is asked to telephone the Salem Police Department at (503)588-6123.
City of Beaverton Night Paving Planned for July 25 to 29
City of Beaverton - 07/22/16 11:42 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving several streets at night from July 25 to 29:


SW Cascade Ave (Scholls Ferry Rd to concrete panels)
SW Cirrus Dr (Hall Blvd to Nimbus Ave)
SW Nimbus Ave (Scholls Ferry Rd to concrete panels)


The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin at 7 p.m. and finish no later than 7 a.m. each day.


Traffic lanes will be flagged and remain open to local traffic. The city will complete the project as quickly as possible and work to minimize inconvenience, but there will be occasional delays.


Resurfacing streets regularly is considerably less expensive than rebuilding and increases their lifespan. Beaverton inspects its streets frequently to determine which roads are in need of paving.


For information on other city road projects this summer, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/RoadConstruction.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Trio Steals $6,000 in Sunglasses at Woodburn Mall (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 07/22/16 11:19 AM
Three suspects
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Woodburn Police is seeking the public's assistance in identifying three suspects involved in over $6,000 in sunglasses theft at the Sunglass Hut, located at the Woodburn Premium Outlets.

The theft took place on July 15 when police responded to reports of theft at the store. Two adult female suspects, described as Middle Eastern, were involved in stealing over $6,000 in high-end sunglasses. The two female suspects also had a male accomplice.

Photos are attached of the three suspects. Surveillance video will soon be available upon request.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Dan Kerbs at 503-982-2345.


Attached Media Files: Three suspects
Student Lily Sweet Representing Oregon at National Summit
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 07/22/16 11:14 AM
Early on Sunday morning, sixth-grader Lily Sweet leaves Portland for Purdue University in Indiana, where she will represent Oregon at the national Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit. As Oregon's 2016-2017 Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador, she will attend with students from other states, program advisors and professional athletes from the National Football League.

Inspired and led by youth, Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives. The summit provides leadership, communication and program training to select students who drive the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in their respective schools, communities and states.

Lily just completed fifth grade at Elk Meadow Elementary School, and will go to High Desert Middle School in September. At her school, she has been involved with many events and activities that encourage her fellow students to eat healthy food and exercise more -- like setting up a smoothie booth at school conferences and creating an informational video. "One of my favorite projects that the team and I did was writing and performing our own play to promote wellness," said Sweet.

This is the second year in a row that an Elk Meadow Elementary School student has been selected to represent Oregon at the national level, which is a rare feat. There were only 67 such ambassadors selected from across the country last year. Elk Meadow has reached Fuel Up to Play 60 "Touchdown Status" for two consecutive years with a strong staff and student commitment to wellness, and the school was selected as one of three Oregon Department of Education School Wellness Award recipients in 2015.

"For two state ambassadors to be selected from the same school back-to-back is quite an accomplishment for the school, the students and their advisor, Grant Mattox" said Crista Hawkins, Director of School Programs for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is active in more than 73,000 schools nationwide and more than half of the public schools in Oregon. The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council manages Fuel Up to Play 60 grants, supporting school-wide activities in both physical education and better access to nutrition, including school breakfasts. In the latest round, districts and schools will receive nearly $20,000 with a combined reach of more than 340,000 students throughout Oregon.

For more information about Fuel up to Play 60, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com.

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About the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council:
The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is funded and directed by the Oregon dairy industry, with governance by a ten-member Board of Commissioners and oversight by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Oregon is home to 240 dairy farm families and 22 dairy processors who provide more than $1 billion in economic impacts annually, along with delicious, award-winning cheeses, ice creams, yogurts, fluid milk and other high quality dairy products.
Life Jacket Loaner Station (Photo)
Jefferson Fire Dist. - 07/22/16 10:30 AM
Michelle Nunes owner of Jefferson Statino Cafe and Chief Zeilman
Michelle Nunes owner of Jefferson Statino Cafe and Chief Zeilman
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Jefferson Fire District along with Jefferson Station Café, Jefferson Rental and Thriftway have worked towards the development a life jacket loaner station. This station, which will host life jackets in various sizes for loan along with loan agreement forms, will be located at the Jefferson Thriftway on the corner of Mill and Ferry Street across from the Jefferson boat ramp. This idea to develop the station started last Spring when Jefferson Station Café hosted a fundraiser dinner with proceeds to go towards the purchase of life jackets. Jefferson Fire District applied for a grant with the Oregon State Marine Board and was awarded $550 towards the supplies used for the construction of the station that was constructed by Oregon Correction Enterprises.

On July 16, 2016 Jefferson Fire District installed the Station with the use of equipment donated by Jefferson Rental. The life vests are available currently. Thank you to all who helped with this loaner station. Jefferson Fire District highly encourages the use of life vests when participating in any and all river activities ie; floating, boating, and swimming.


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Sheriff Roberts travels to Washington to D.C to discuss future of policing (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/22/16 10:16 AM
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Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and Chief Deputy Chris Hoy traveled to Washington D.C for the White House 21st Century Policing Briefing on July 22. Sheriff Roberts and other law enforcement leaders from across the United States are gathering to discuss the future of policing.

"It's a great honor to meet with law enforcement professionals from around the country to discuss how to strengthen community policing and build trust with the communities we serve," said Sheriff Craig Roberts.

On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This briefing is focused on discussion around their findings and recommendations. Some of the topics of discussion are officer safety, building trust and legitimacy, technology and social media, and officer training and education.

The Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing is available online at http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/taskforce/taskforce_finalreport.pdf


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WareHouse '23 opens at Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1
Port of Vancouver - 07/22/16 10:10 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- New waterfront restaurant WareHouse '23 opened July 19 to an excited crowd ready to celebrate a new community gathering space at the Port of Vancouver USA's Terminal 1.

Owned by Beaches Restaurant & Bar owner Mark Matthias, WareHouse '23 is bringing new life to a cherished spot on the downtown Vancouver waterfront. Previously home to The Quay Restaurant, the space was remodeled this spring to reflect its riverside location and create a welcoming atmosphere.

"We rejuvenated the space while keeping a lot of the existing features and charm you remember," said Matthias. "At the WareHouse, you can meet friends and enjoy a warm and social environment while experiencing excellent, seasonal Northwest cuisine."

Happy hour--from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight--means unique small dishes like seared slab bacon, flashed sprouts and street tacos. The full menu offers everything from steelhead and chips and shrimp hot pots to Kale Pepper Radiatore and Snake River Kobe Steak--and so much more. Pricing varies from $3 to $28, with most items in the $5 to $13 range.

The WareHouse also offers hand-crafted cocktails and a variety of Northwest beers and wines.

Hours of operation
WareHouse '23 is open this week from 3 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday. Starting July 25, the restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday.

After 9 p.m., the restaurant is open to patrons 21 years and older and features piano performances by Mac Potts and friends.

Starting Aug. 7, WareHouse '23 will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Sunday Brunch.

Catering and event space are also available in the former Red Lion ballroom, adjacent to the restaurant. The ballroom can accommodate up to 450 people and has incredible Columbia River views from inside the room and the outside viewing deck.

About Terminal 1
The Port of Vancouver USA is redeveloping a 10-acre site it owns on the Columbia River. Known as Terminal 1, the 10-acre site is the port's birthplace and home to its first warehouse, built in the 1920s through a partnership with the City of Vancouver. When fully developed, Terminal 1 could feature a public marketplace, new hotel, retail and commercial office space, and visitor amenities.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Wildfire Prevention is Everyone's Responsibility
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/22/16 10:02 AM
Summer is finally heating up. And while this is great news for outdoor enthusiasts, fire officials want to remind everyone that the summer heat could lead to careless wildfires.

"Preventing wildfires and wildfire safety is everyone's responsibility," said Oregon State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "I encourage citizens to join their neighbors in reducing the wildfire risk to their communities."

The Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group (PNWCG), made up of federal and state fire protection and prevention agencies in Oregon and Washington, is spreading the word that fire danger is on the rise. In many areas around the two states, activities like outdoor debris burning and campfires are either prohibited or limited in their use. Other fire prevention requirements now in place in some forests and other wildlands in the Northwest include carrying a fire extinguisher with vehicles traveling off highways and other primary roads, and not using tracer ammunition or exploding targets when using firearms.

"While fire season has been slow to start this summer, we have seen a significant jump in the percentage of human-caused fires," said Kevin Martin, U.S. Forest Service director of Fire and Aviation for the Pacific Northwest. "This year we've had 19 large fires, of which 15--roughly 80 percent--were human-caused. We all need to do our part to prevent unwanted human-caused fires."

Anyone responsible for starting a fire, accidental or not, is potentially responsible for fire suppression costs, plus the civil liability for damages to neighboring property owners. Combined, these costs could run into the millions.

"As temperatures climb around the state, be aware of your surroundings and use extreme caution," says Keep Oregon Green Association President Kristin Babbs. "Mowing dry grass, smoking, idling your car over dry vegetation on the side of the road, fireworks and target shooting are just a few examples of activities that can lead to destructive and costly wildfires."

Be sure and check fire season regulations for where you live or where you may be going. Several resources are on the internet to gain more information and to learn more about fire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington Department of Natural Resources and the offices of the state fire marshal for both Oregon and Washington are great places to start.

For more information about preventing wildfires, these online resources are recommended:

Keep Oregon Green Association: www.keeporegongreen.org
Firewise: www.firewise.org
Pacific Northwest Fire-Adapted Communities: www.pnwfac.org
Advantis Credit Union Awards $50,000 in GROW Grants to Local Nonprofits
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 07/22/16 9:49 AM
Portland, ORE., July 22, 2016 -- Advantis Credit Union has named the six nonprofit organizations that will receive grants through GROW: The Advantis Community Fund. The grant fund has contributed over
$300,000 to local organizations and has funded 39 projects since the program began in 2011. This year Advantis invited the community and members to vote on 11 local projects, chosen by a selection committee, through the Advantis Facebook page and website. More than 20,000 public votes helped to determine the following six grants:
Central City Concern will receive a grant to improve the environment for the women and children living at the Letty Owings Center by providing new furniture, a new freezer, safe toy storage for the play room, and shade sails over the children's playground.

Free Geek will receive a grant to upgrade their network structure, update wireless access points, and modernize their local area network (LAN). These improvements will increase their ability to connect the community and support volunteers.

Kinship House will receive a grant to create an art therapy room for children. This space will provide over 1,500 therapy hours and help increase current capacity from 500 children to close to 700 children served annually.

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families will receive a grant to be used to print and distribute a teen grief journal for families at the Dougy Center and those who live in areas without grief support services.

William Temple House will receive a grant that will be used to purchase a grab-and-go freezer and two fruit and vegetable stands, making the food pantry experience more dignified and streamlined for guests.

The Shadow Project will receive a grant to support children with disabilities at eight high-needs schools, with an audio library and sensory tools and strategies that help books come alive for kids who are struggling to read.

"GROW gives our member-owners and the community a voice in how Advantis gives back," said Wendy Edwards, Advantis Credit Union's senior vice president/chief administrative officer. "With more than 20,000 votes, we are able to understand the needs and priorities of those living in our neighborhoods. We're honored to support these projects that will have such a meaningful impact on our community."

About Advantis Credit Union
Advantis Credit Union, with more than $1 billion in assets, is one of Oregon's largest not-for-profit, financial cooperatives that returns earnings to members in the form of better rates, low fees, and more free services. Advantis is locally-owned by over 60,000 members and has six branches in the Portland metro area. For more information, visit www.advantiscu.org.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/4992/96306/Advantis_2016_GROW_Grants.pdf
Paul Krekeler Homicide Remains Unsolved After Two Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-28 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 07/22/16 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a homicide that occurred in Southeast Portland's Woodstock Neighborhood two years ago.

On July 22, 2014, at 10:56 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at Southeast 57th Avenue and Harold Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that a male adult was on the ground injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim and determined that he was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim, 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler, and determined that he died of a gunshot wound.

Detectives have learned that several neighborhood residents heard several gunshots prior to the discovery of Krekeler's body. Krekeler appears to have run northbound on 57th Avenue before collapsing in a yard on the southwest corner of 57th Avenue and Harold Street. The residents of the home do not appear to have any connection to Krekeler.

Witnesses reported to police that a white SUV or truck was seen leaving southbound on 57th after the gunshots, but it is not been confirmed that this vehicle is related to the shooting.

No motive has been determined in the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is now offering rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information leading to arrests in any unsolved homicide case and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker along Franklin Ridge (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/22/16 2:47 AM
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Final Update: The hiker, identified as Donn Cambell, Age 42 of Stockton, California, was reunited with his family at the Command Post at 2:15 a.m. When asked about his hike, Campbell said he had stopped with his family in the scenic area on their way to Seattle and he decided to go on a short hike up the trail for a bit while his family went sightseeing around the area. He started his hike about 2:30 p.m. from the Oneonta Trailhead intending to hike the Wahkeena Loop. As he was hiking he saw another trail that he thought led up to Larch Mountain and decided to follow that but became turned around trying to get back down the trails. As it got dark, he realized he was lost and he didn't have any light or emergency supplies with him. He called his wife and told her he was lost and she called 911. After Search and Rescue was able to make contact with him they had him call 911 so they could obtain a location on his phone. Search and Rescue Coordinators instructed him to remain where he was at and wait for the search and rescue team to reach him. He was hungry and thirsty when searchers located him. Mr. Cambell sped up his rescue by remaining where he was as teams worked their way up the trail to his location. He was uninjured and in good spirits, happy to be off the trail and grateful to the team that located him and brought him safely back down.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you do become lost on the trails and call for help, stay in place after you call. This will assist searchers working to locate you. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hike with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the scenic areas in the Columbia Gorge and other hiking areas.



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Update1: MCSO SAR hasty team reached the lost hiker just after 1:00 a.m. and are now escorting him back down the trail. The hiker is in good condition and it is expected it will take approximately an hour to arrive back at the Command Post.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.


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This evening, Thursday July 21, 2016 MCSO Deputies were dispatched to the Oneonta Trailhead on a report of a lost hiker. The hiker's spouse called 911 after receiving a call from him at approximately 9:30 p.m. saying he was lost on the trail and was trying to find his way out. The lost hiker is not equipped for an overnight stay on the trail and has no light and limited water and supplies. MCSO Deputies made contact with the spouse and have activated MCSO Search and Rescue to respond.

MCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinators were able to establish contact with the hiker and obtained a good cell phone ping location from his phone, placing him in an area along Franklin Ridge. An MCSO SAR Hasty team activated to assist in locating the hiker and bringing him back down the trail was deployed into the field shortly before midnight. The hiker is uninjured and is waiting for the team to reach him.

Command Post is located at Oneonta Trailhead, media staging is available near the Command Post.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.


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PCC taps Mark Mitsui as its next president (Photo)
PCC - 07/21/16 8:34 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (July 21, 2016) -- Portland Community College's board of directors has announced the selection of Mark Mitsui as the college's next president.

The news was made public at PCC's monthly board meeting held Thursday, July 21. Mitsui will begin his work with PCC on August 29, replacing Sylvia Kelley, the college's executive vice president, who has served as interim president since the departure of Jeremy Brown in May 2015.

"The board of directors was tremendously impressed by President Mitsui's passion for the transformative power of community colleges, and by his clear understanding of PCC's complex environment," said Gene Pitts, PCC Board of Directors chair.

"He brings demonstrated strengths as a strategic thinker and transparent decision-maker, and he is a passionate advocate for social justice and inclusion. Coupled with his wealth of regional and national connections, President Mitsui is a natural fit for PCC and one who we believe will benefit the students and communities we serve," said Pitts.

Since 2013, Mitsui has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges within the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. In this role he works to advance President Obama's community college agenda through partnerships with numerous federal agencies and national stakeholders. Among his many duties is co-leading the My Brother's Keeper Postsecondary Completion interagency team, which strives to improve college access and completion for the nation's young men of color.

Prior to working in Washington, D.C., Mitsui was the president of North Seattle College in Washington state from 2010 to 2013. While there, Mitsui successfully navigated the community college, which serves nearly 7,000 students, through the worst budget reduction the state had experienced in 30 years. During the college's 2013 accreditation review, he was commended for his strong leadership, inclusive strategic planning and transparency in decision-making. While guiding North Seattle, Mitsui was effective in his efforts to garner a variety of grants, was the founding chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities, was a member of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council of the American Association of Community Colleges, and in 2013 was honored with the Rhonda Quash Coates Award for contributions to the Multicultural Student Services Directors Council of Washington state.

Before arriving to North Seattle College, Mitsui served as the vice president of Student Services at South Seattle College, from 2006 to 2010, and he has worked as an administrator and teacher at a variety of other educational institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest over the course of his career.

Mitsui holds a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Western Washington University. He has pursued doctoral studies in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Washington, from where he earned his master's degree.

"I am thrilled to have been chosen to lead PCC, and I look forward to a long-term commitment with such a highly respected institution, one that is built on an exceedingly strong foundation," said Mitsui.

"Portland Community College is known for its collaboration, outreach and engagement, both internally and externally. On personal and professional levels, this philosophy and approach resonate with me. I have a sign in my office that reads, 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' I am excited to go far together with my colleagues at PCC, on behalf of the institution and the students we serve," he said.

Mitsui is a regular presenter at national and international academic conferences and professional meetings. Among his many speaking engagements, he recently presented on "Innovative Models for Funding Community College Completion" at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Board of Education and Workforce conference, on "Middle Skills and Online Learning" at the AACC annual Board of Directors meeting, and spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council Annual Congressional Forum.

"President Mitsui has rich and varied professional experience that he will bring to PCC," added Pitts. "He is a skilled communicator and relationship-builder, and the Board strongly values his collaborative and collegial style. For all of these reasons, we believe that his special combination of strengths, skills and attributes will advance our college and enhance our culture."

About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, 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: Mark Mitsui to lead PCC.
Death Investigation - Highway 101 Near North Bend in Coos County
Oregon State Police - 07/21/16 7:37 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Coos County Medical Examiner and the Coos County Sheriff's Office, is completing an investigation into the death of a Nevada man. He was found deceased Wednesday near his vehicle, at the ODOT wayside along Highway 101, at milepost 230. The initial investigation indicates that the death is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On July 20, 2016, at approximately 6:24 p.m., an OSP Trooper stopped to check a 2015 Jeep Patriot parked at the a wayside between Lakeside and North Bend along Highway 101, at milepost 230. The Trooper reported discovering a deceased adult male sitting in a folding chair adjacent to his vehicle.

The deceased was identified as Mason Larue GEBE, age 75, from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

There are several resources available through Coos County Public Health and the Coos County Suicide Prevention Program. More information is available online at:
http://www.preventionlane.org/suicide-links.htm

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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Man dies in Cement Truck Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 6:44 PM
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This morning Deputies responded to SW Laurelwood Rd. near SW Parmele Rd. for a single-vehicle crash involving a cement truck. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at about 8:17 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 38000 block of SW Laurelwood Road on a reported crash involving a cement truck. Deputies arrived and found a loaded cement truck upside down off a 20-foot embankment.

Deputies determined that a single person was in the truck and he was deceased. David Gilbreath (51 years old, from Molalla) was driving the cement truck for Molalla Redi Mix. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to investigate the crash. Their initial investigation indicates that the truck was headed down a very steep hill and likely lost its brakes. The truck veered sideways and flipped on its side, it then skidded off the side of the road and down a 20 ft. embankment where it came to rest on its roof.

There is no indication of drugs or alcohol involved in this crash.


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Two young males pulled from ocean waters in Seaside
City of Seaside - 07/21/16 6:16 PM
Seaside, Ore. -- July 21, 2016 -- On Thursday, July 21, 2016 at approximately 3:36 pm, Seaside Lifeguards witnessed two young males struggling in the water and in need of assistance. As they entered the water, Seaside Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the Seaside ocean shores, directly in front of the turnaround, to assist with the water rescue already in progress.

Seaside Fire & Rescue along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene to assist with the rescue. One victim was pulled from the water a short time later. A second victim was located from the air by the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard requested assistance from Seaside Lifeguards to bring the second victim to shore.

Both victims were transported by Medix to Providence Seaside Hospital. Additional details will be released as they become available.

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Generous citizen gifts money for the purchase of K-9 body armor (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/21/16 5:51 PM
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It is common practice for agencies all across the country to issue body armor to police officers as part of their standard gear, but not the case when it comes to police service dogs.

Yet, thanks to the generosity of Oregon City resident, Linda Stout, all of our K-9s have their own body armor! Stout has a great fondness for police dogs, and on Friday, March 11 made a donation through the Salem Police Foundation to purchase armor for all six dogs of the Salem Police K-9 Unit.

"We are grateful for Ms. Stout's gift," said Lt. Keith Blair of the Salem Police Patrol Division, who supervises the six teams, "Because of her kindness, our K-9 handlers now have peace of mind knowing their partner is as well protected as they are."

The body armor that has been purchased is designed specifically with police dogs in mind ensuring an easy, comfortable fit, durability, and most importantly -- the maximum coverage for the protection of the canine's vital organs.

To see videos about our Salem Police K-9s, visit our Salem Police YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/SalemPDTV. For more information about the Salem Police Foundation, go to www.salempolicefoundation.org.


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Silverton Rd NE Closed Due to Fatal Crash-UPDATE (Photo)
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Silverton Rd has now reopened for normal traffic following the investigation of the fatal crash.

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UPDATE: 07-21-16/3:15 pm

The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash on Silverton Rd NE.

Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Silverton Rd NE at approximately 11:20 am on a report of a two-vehicle crash at that location. Arriving officers found an adult female deceased and a 9-year old girl injured in one vehicle and the driver of the other vehicle with minor injuries.

The investigation has shown that 19-year old Estaban Alvarez-Ayala was traveling eastbound on Silverton Rd in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when he crossed into the westbound lane of traffic. His vehicle struck a westbound 1999 Acura Integra driven by 35-year old Shana Lucas of Salem. Shana Lucas was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her 9-year old daughter was riding in a car booster seat in the right rear seat and suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Salem Health.

Esteban Alvarez-Ayala was transported to the hospital for observation and subsequently arrested on charges of Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving and Assault in the Second Degree. He was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Traffic Control Unit.

Silverton Rd remains closed as the investigation at the crash scene continues.

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UPDATE: 07-21-16/2:15 pm

Silverton Rd remains closed for the investigation of the fatal traffic crash and is expected to remain so for approximately two more hours. Traffic is currently being stopped at 17th St to the west and Lana Ave to the east of the scene.

Please avoid the area if possible.



Silverton Rd NE between 17th and Lana Av is currently closed while the Salem Police Department investigates a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 1900 block of Silverton Rd. Motorists should avoid the area.


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'The Music Man' marches to Clackamas Rep stage (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/21/16 5:13 PM
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Longtime weatherman Dave Sweeney featured in lead role

OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Repertory Theatre will present six-time Tony Award winner "The Music Man," Aug. 4-28 at Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave.,Oregon City.

Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047. The Aug. 5 performance is sold out.

This classic American musical features the songs "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Goodnight My Someone" and "Till There Was You." "The Music Man" follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize -- despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre's production features Dave Sweeney, an award-winning meteorologist who worked locally with KOIN and OregonLive.com, as Harold Hill, and Kelly Lanzillo as Marian Paroo. The Clackamas Repertory Theatre production team includes director David Smith-English, choreographer Wesley Hanson and music director Lars Campbell.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre is a program of the Clackamas Community College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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Photo 2: Carter Christianson as Winthrop, Kelly Lanzillo as Marian and Dave Sweeney as Harold Hill. Photo by Travis Nodurft.

About Dave Sweeney: Sweeney has performed the leads in numerous musicals, including "The Sound of Music," "Annie," "Mame," "Brigadoon" and "The Fantasticks." He is also an award-winning TV meteorologist with more than 25 years of on-air experience. Sweeney has been the chief meteorologist for TV stations in Washington, D.C., Denver, Kansas City and, most recently, for KOIN-TV in Portland.

About Kelly Lanzillo: A recent transplant from New York, Lanzillo appeared at Clackamas
Repertory Theatre last year in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Past credits include Maria in "The Sound of Music" and Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."


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Tip of the Week July 25, 2016 - Traffic Safety-Vehicle Lights
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 4:35 PM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: July 25, 2016

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
(541) 265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

TRAFFIC SAFETY -- DO ALL OF YOUR VEHICLE LIGHTS WORK?

Recently, your Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from one of our citizens about the number of vehicles traveling on our county roadways with a headlight out, a taillight out, or a combination of both. Your patrol deputies also see similar vehicle lighting violations on a daily basis and have numerous traffic enforcement contacts with motorists each year related to defective lighting. Inspired by the conversation with our concerned citizen, we offer the following Tip of the Week related to required vehicle lighting.

Headlights -- Oregon law requires all motor vehicles have two operable headlights which may only be white in color (the exception being motorcycles/mopeds which must have one). The law states headlights must be used from sunset to sunrise and also under conditions when visibility is limited to less than 1000 feet. Forward facing headlights do the obvious; they help you to see. They also help others to see you. Vehicles traveling with only one headlight make it very difficult for oncoming motorists to determine where, exactly, they are on the roadway.

All modern vehicles are equipped with low and high beam settings. High beams are very beneficial and increase visibility, however, there are restrictions. Oregon law requires motorists to dim their headlights when an oncoming vehicle is within 500 feet, or, within 350 feet when following another vehicle.

Fog Lights -- Vehicles may be equipped with fog lights and may be white or amber in color. Fog lights must not illuminate the roadway more than 75 feet ahead of the vehicle. Their use is similar to high beam headlight use in that they must be turned off to oncoming traffic or while following another vehicle.

Taillights -- All motor vehicles (with the exception of motorcycles/mopeds) must have two red taillights, one on each side of the rear of the vehicle, and must be visible from 500 feet to the rear.

Brake Lights -- Two red brake lights are required and must be mounted on the rear of the vehicle as far apart as possible. Brake lights must be visible from at least 500 feet in normal daylight.

Turn Signals -- All motor vehicles must have right and left turn signals on both the front and rear of the vehicle. Front facing turn signal lights may be amber or white in color. Rear facing turn signals may be red, amber, or yellow. Turn signals must be visible from 500 feet.

License Plate Lights -- Every vehicle must have at least one white license plate light to illuminate the rear license plate of the vehicle. This light must clearly illuminate the license plate from a distance of 50 feet away.


Ensuring the required lighting equipped on your vehicle is operable increases not only your safety but the safety of other motorists on the road. Conduct regular "walk around" inspections of your vehicle to ensure all of your lighting is operable.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652


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Tigard Investigators Arrest Deli Robber (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/21/16 4:22 PM
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Late evening on July 20, 2016, members of the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit arrested a 38 year-old Tigard man who allegedly robbed a Tigard Deli earlier in the week. Keith Brian Martin was taken into custody without incident at the Tigard Police Department.

Martin agreed to come to the Tigard Police Department for an interview after Tigard investigators identified him as a suspect in the Foxy's Deli robbery which occurred on July 19. Video surveillance obtained from the business depicted a man with black face paint carrying a rifle. Martin allegedly ran off with cash after pointing a rifle at an employee and demanding money. No one was injured during the incident.

Martin is charged with Robbery I, Theft I, Unauthorized Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Menacing. Martin is currently being held at the Washington County Jail.


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CCC fall enrollment starts now (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/21/16 4:12 PM
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OREGON CITY -- It's never too late to learn and it's not too late to register for fall quarter at Clackamas Community College.

Enroll now for both credit and community education classes, either online or in person at CCC's Oregon City, Harmony or Wilsonville campuses.

Worried about paying for school? CCC can help with more than $500,000 in scholarships and financial aid available to students planning to attend for the 2016-17 academic year.

Applying for scholarships and financial aid can be daunting, especially with the recent changes to the federal student aid process. Get help with scholarship essays, applications and more in CCC's Financial Aid Lab and Writing Center.

Whether you're a new or returning student, a small-business owner, a working professional or anywhere in-between, with more than 95 degree and certificate programs, CCC has a course for you.

Fall classes begin Sept. 26.

For more information about registration, scholarships and financial aid, visit www.clackamas.edu or call 503-594-6100.

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Photo 1: Become a clinical laboratory assistant at CCC.
Photo 2: A CCC dental assistant student practices endodontic therapy.
Photo 3: Learn ceramics at CCC.


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Broadway Street NE and Liberty Street NE Intersection Improvements, Street Closure
City of Salem - 07/21/16 4:10 PM
Beginning on Monday, July 25, 2016, Liberty Street NE at Broadway Street NE will be closed for the reconstruction of the intersection. It is scheduled to reopen at 4 p.m. September 1, 2016.

North and southbound traffic will continue to be allowed on High Street NE/Broadway Street NE during the closure. Improvements to this intersection will include new traffic signals, sidewalks, landscaping, and street improvements.

The intersection improvements are funded by a combination of Transportation System Development Charges and 2008 Streets and Bridge General Obligation Bond Savings.
Sheriff's Office Announces 2016 Citizens Academy (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 3:56 PM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens Academy. Coined, "Crossing the Yellow Line," the Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy is an opportunity for residents of Marion County to get behind the scenes of the Sheriff's Office and experience the life of a Deputy Sheriff first hand.

Starting September 23rd and ending October 8th, the academy is one Friday and three Saturdays for about eight hours per day. Participants will meet and take part in hands on experiences in things like use of force, SWAT, investigations, jail procedures and parole and probation. The only requirement is that you are 18 years of age, a Marion County resident and willing to have a great time meeting your law enforcement professionals, size is limited.

To sign up for our academy you can call or email Janet Paul at 503-588-7981 or Jpaul@co.marion.or.us


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Traffic Advisory: NW Flanders St CLOSED from 10th to 11th Avenue for underground cavity
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 07/21/16 3:46 PM
(July 21, 2016) -- The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that NW Flanders Street has been closed effective immediately between NW 10th and 11th Avenues for an inspection and repair of an underground cavity in the roadway.

All lanes of NW Flanders will be closed through Thursday evening, and possibly Friday morning as crews assess the situation and made repairs.

The traveling public is advised to use alternate routes if possible, expect delays and use caution when traveling in the area.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
State proposes revoking credentials for City of Portland employee who reviews building plans
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/21/16 3:39 PM
(Salem) -- The Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) issued a proposed order to revoke state-issued credentials for Marcia Karr, a senior building plans examiner employed by the City of Portland. State investigators determined Karr failed to act in the public's interest by promoting the sale of commercial building software that she helped to develop and received compensation for while working with city building department customers. BCD is also proposing civil penalties of $6,000.

Karr is employed by the city's Bureau of Development Services as a plans examiner and inspector. In her job, Karr examines building plans and other documents submitted by architects, builders, and contractors to ensure building code compliance.

In early 2016, state investigators learned that Karr promoted and endorsed "calculations" software she helped develop in 2015 to various contractors and individuals both verbally and via her city email account while working as a city employee during business hours. Karr's software is available for sale and download via a website.

The BCD investigation found that the software was purchased by at least six companies -- a few of which learned about the software from Karr while meeting with her to discuss building documents being reviewed by the city for approval. The companies used Karr's software to generate required calculations needed to demonstrate the mechanical system met the requirements of the state building code.

Certified building officials, inspectors, and plans examiners employed by a city or county in Oregon are required by state law to maintain a degree of professionalism while performing their building department duties. State law allows BCD to revoke credentials for inspectors or plans examiners who perform code inspection or plan review on a building structure in which they have a business affiliation or financial interest.

"Individuals must work in the public's best interest -- not in their own personal or financial interest -- when performing plan reviews or inspections on construction projects in Oregon," said Building Codes Division Administrator Mark Long. "The building code must be applied consistently and fairly by inspectors and plan examiners without personal bias or potential for personal financial gain."

Karr has 20 days to appeal the state's findings and recommended revocation of her credentials.

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The Building Codes Division (BCD) adopts the statewide construction standards, which ensure a uniform and predictable regulatory environment in Oregon. For more information, visit www.bcd.oregon.gov.

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.
Camp Rosenbaum experience begins Sunday for under-privileged local youth (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/21/16 3:21 PM
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WARRENTON, Oregon -- The Oregon National Guard, in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau and Home Forward (previously known as the Housing Authority of Portland), are scheduled to welcome 160 under-privileged local youth, ages 9-11, on Sunday, July 24, to Camp Rosenbaum at Camp Rilea near Warrenton, Oregon.

Several events are planned to accommodate credentialed media representatives. To attend an event or for more information, contact Angela Walz at 503-836-4111 or angela.m.walz.mil@mail.mil:

- Camper Welcome (Sunday, July 24, 11:30 a.m.)
- Sand Castle Contest (Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.)
- VIG Open House (Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 a.m.)
- Camper departure (Friday, July 29, 10:30 a.m.)

Camp Rosenbaum was inspired by the late Brig. Gen. (retired) Fred M. Rosenbaum, a former member of the Oregon Air National Guard. He realized that many children, especially those living in low-income housing, would benefit from a citizenship camp. Rosenbaum's passion to help children stems from his own childhood, having lived as a foster child after surviving the Holocaust in Austria. His vision to help youth has grown into an annual event in its 46th year.

Camp Rosenbaum has received national acclaim and awards over the years. Camp Rosenbaum has volunteer hours exceeding 230,000 and has provided a free camp to more than 6,500 local youth.

"It's all about the kids," said Espirito Meller, the 2016 Camp Rosenbaum Director. "We have the opportunity to take a group of low-income youth, spend a week with them at Oregon's beautiful coast, teach them the about good citizenship, the value of staying in school, build their self-confidence, and just let them have fun."

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
100721-A-5967R-075: A volunteer from the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing pushes a camper for a race at Camp Rosenbaum in Warrenton, Oregon. Camp Rosenbaum helps under-privileged youth from housing authorities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1970, the annual non-profit camp has touched the lives of more than 6,500 children, by helping them learn good citizenship skills, and instilling a sense of hope for their future. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Kirby Rider)

100718-C-1639-024: Children arrive and are greeted by staff at Camp Rosenbaum in Warrenton, Oregon. Camp Rosenbaum helps under-privileged youth from housing authorities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 1970, the annual non-profit camp has touched the lives of more than 6,500 children, by helping them learn good citizenship skills, and instilling a sense of hope for their future. (Oregon National Guard Photo by Nick Choy)


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/962/96285/100721-A-5967R-075.jpg , 2016-07/962/96285/100718-C-1639-024.JPG
Albertina Kerr's CEO Announces Statement in Light of Miami Police Shooting
Albertina Kerr - 07/21/16 3:13 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (July 21, 2016) -- Jeff Carr, CEO of Albertina Kerr, has issued the following statement in response to the shooting by Miami police of a direct support professional as he was escorting a man with autism back to the center where his care was provided.

"Direct support professionals who take care of our most vulnerable citizens, adults with developmental disabilities, are part of a vulnerable community themselves. These caretakers not only put others before themselves, but are also dedicated to providing constant care to those with mental and developmental disabilities. Charles Kinsey, the caregiver who was shot by police in Miami, Florida, is one of these individuals.

This tragic incident calls attention to the serious need for law enforcement officials to become better educated in understanding and identifying people with developmental disabilities. Albertina Kerr is a strong advocate for providing public education relating to behavioral, mental and developmental disabilities. We are open to partnering with local police and safety officials throughout the state of Oregon to expand their education and understanding of these vulnerable individuals.

While we are glad that Charles Kinsey's injury was not critical, we hope that at both a state and national level our police can see this as an opportunity to better educate their employees to prevent incidents such as this from occurring in the future.

Direct care professionals are unique individuals who choose to perform selfless work. The intensive level of care necessary to ensure the health and safety of vulnerable adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges requires specialty 24-hour care in group home settings in their community. Across the entire State of Oregon, the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition estimates 38,000 Oregonians experience a developmental disability.

Many of these individuals cannot take care of themselves and need full-time assistance. Yet the full-time care givers are being put at risk if they cannot feel safe in their communities while providing support to those who can't support themselves."

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Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1375/96284/AK_Response_to_Miami_Police_Shooting.pdf
OSP Seeking Public's Assistance with Identifying Driver of Crash - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/21/16 2:52 PM
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the driver of a single vehicle roll over crash that occurred on Monday, July 18, 2016 at approximately 7:44 PM.

OSP's Northern Command Center was advised of a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 212 and Highway 26. Investigation discovered that a white, Ford Escape SUV with Oregon license plate 638 DYB crashed and rolled over after exiting Highway 26, westbound to Highway 212. The vehicle crashed on the off ramp and came to rest on its side. This same vehicle was called in as reckless driving complaint on Highway 26 near milepost 41 at approximately 7:21 PM earlier in the evening of July 18th.

OSP is asking for anyone who witnessed this crash, stopped immediately after the crash or witnessed and/or assisted the occupants in getting out of the vehicle to please contact OSP. Anyone with information can contact Sgt. Scott McLeod at 503-731-3020 (ext. 240) or Sgt. Chris Allori at 503-708-6461.

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**MEDIA ALERT** Dream Playground to Come to Life for Rockwood Families this Saturday
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/21/16 2:39 PM
Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available


WHAT:

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial(TM) (@weareforesters), The Salvation Army Gresham Corps (@SalArmyPortland), organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Portland community will join forces on Saturday, July 23, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in May.


WHEN: Saturday, July 23

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts & crafts, games & more for children and families)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Kick-off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground
(Times are approximate)


WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave
Portland, OR 97233


WHY:

Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.

Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It's a pillar in the community.

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year, Foresters and KaBOOM! are proudly celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their partnership. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build more than 130 playgrounds -- including 3 in Oregon -- across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2016. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 4.5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters


VISUALS:

Before and after shots
Volunteers assembling, carrying, and installing brightly colored playground equipment
Volunteers moving 1,200 square feet of safety surfacing by hand
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground




The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
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 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmygresham.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial(TM) is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids -- particularly those growing up in poverty in America -- the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.


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Health advisory for water contact at D River Beach lifted July 21
Oregon Health Authority - 07/21/16 2:12 PM
July 21, 2016

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County. OHA issued the advisory July 19 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from later samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003 state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are OHA, DEQ and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the OHA toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Willamette National Cemetery listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/21/16 12:12 PM
The Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The 1950 Willamette National Cemetery is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Portland in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties, Oregon. Situated along Mt. Scott Boulevard, the 307-acre cemetery provides scenic views of four mountains, the City of Portland, and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

The Willamette National Cemetery was the first national cemetery in the northwest United States, followed by the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Honolulu, HI) and Puerto Rico National Cemetery (Bayamon, PR). Though authorized by Congress in 1941, the cemetery's development was delayed by the onset of World War II. After the war, the establishment of new national cemeteries was necessary to accommodate the growing veteran population. With burials beginning in 1951, Willamette National Cemetery contained 151,043 interments as of June 2012.

The Willamette National Cemetery utilizes only flat granite markers, rather than upright marble markers. This modern aesthetic, influenced by the lawn and memorial park movements, takes advantage of the site's natural scenic qualities, allowing native trees and uninterrupted views to define the cemetery.

The National Park Service has stated that all National Cemeteries are to be considered eligible for listing in the National Register "as a result of their Congressional designation as nationally significant places of burial and commemoration." Willamette National Cemetery is one of two in Oregon. The second cemetery, Eagle Point National Cemetery, is significant in part for its historic association with Camp White, a World War II-era military training center in Jackson County. The Eagle Point National Cemetery was recommended for listing in the National Register by the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation in their February 2016 meeting.

The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: Willamette National Cemetery Press Release , Willamette National Cemetery National Register nomination , Willamette National Cemetery
YWCA Clark County's SafeChoice Domestic Violence Shelter Now Accepts Pets
YWCA Clark County - 07/21/16 11:59 AM
Vancouver, WA -- YWCA Clark County received a $5,600 grant from the RedRover Safe Housing Grant Program to convert the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Shelter to a pet-friendly haven for survivors of domestic violence. Beginning July 1, 2016, the shelter will accommodate survivors with pet companions.

YWCA is partnering with The Humane Society of SW Washington and the VCA Mill Plain Animal Hospital, to provide shelter resident pets' necessary veterinary care, pet supplies and safe shelter for pets with enhanced needs. The Humane Society of SW Washington will also provide special training in the care and housing of animals to all SafeChoice staff and volunteers to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the pets and shelter residents.

One barrier to leaving an abusive partner is fear that family pets may be harmed in retaliation. As most domestic violence shelters do not allow pets, this can be one of many reasons that an individual experiencing domestic violence may feel that their only option is to stay in their relationship. YWCA Clark County seeks to increase accessibility and remove these barriers for victims/survivors seeking safety, healing and hope, by providing shelter for the individual and their companion or service pets.

In 1976, YWCA Clark County opened one of the first domestic violence shelters in the country and has continued to evolve its programs around the most pressing issues facing our community. Today, the organization offers five core programs including the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program. SafeChoice serves 1,400 individuals experiencing domestic violence each year through advocacy that includes an emergency shelter, 24 hour hotline, support groups, in-person support, identifying resources, and a free legal clinic staffed by volunteer lawyers. Specialized services include culturally specific advocacy to victim/survivors from Latina/Hispanic communities, LGBTQ advocacy, legal advocacy at the Domestic Violence Prosecution Center and advocacy at the Department of Social and Health Services. SafeChoice offers prevention programming to youth ages 11-14 in addition to community outreach and education activities and presentations throughout SW Washington.

In addition to the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program, YWCA Clark County operates the only Sexual Assault Program and CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Southwest Washington. CASA assists over 640 foster children each year who are navigating the dependency system. YWCA is committed to serving older foster youth through the Independent Living Skills Program which helps 15-21 year olds prepare to live independent of State care. Our Ys Care Children's Program is a highly rated program for pre-school-age children who face social and economic barriers to early education. YWCA Clark County serves over 12,000 people annually through its five core programs, 24 hour crisis hotline and community outreach.
City of Battle Ground reviews first 6 months of new fire and emergency services provider (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/21/16 11:33 AM
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FD 3 working in the City of BG
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In December of 2015, the City of Battle Ground entered into a contract with Clark County Fire District 3 to provide fire and emergency services within the city beginning January 1st of this year. The City of Battle Ground does not employ fire and emergency services personnel, but rather contracts with a professional fire agency to provide services within the city limits. While the city owns the Battle Ground Fire Station and the two fire engines in service there, it is Fire District 3 personnel who operate the station and the apparatus in order to respond to calls within the city.

The contract is new to the city and Fire District 3. Prior to this year, the city had contracted with another agency, Clark County Fire & Rescue (CCFR). At the 6-month mark of this new contract, a review of Fire District 3's performance indicates the new partnership is not only meeting, but exceeding expectations.

Clark County Fire District 3 serves an area bordering the City of Battle Ground that encompasses 80 square miles and includes 4 fire stations (see attached map). The contract with the city adds an additional 7 square miles of service area, one fire station and apparatus owned by the city.

To meet the demands of the additional service area, Fire District 3 hired 13 new personnel using funding from their contract with the city. Seven of the new hires were laterals from CCFR, the contractor who had previously served the city. The new hires included 5 Firefighter/Paramedic positions, providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) out of the city's station.

Fire District 3 provides 24/7 staffing at the Battle Ground station with a crew on-site 24 hours per day, and a second 12-hour per day crew that serves during peak call times. A Battalion Chief is assigned to be on-duty or on call at all times in the city. When necessary, Fire District 3 provides personnel and resources from their district outside the city to back up personnel responding from the Battle Ground station. In turn, their in-city personnel can assist in the larger district area when needed.

Since January 1st, Fire District 3 has responded to 1,003 emergency calls within the City of Battle Ground with an average response time of 4 minutes and 11 seconds.

To complement the two city-owned fire engines at the Battle Ground station, Fire District 3 has provided one Rescue and one Squad vehicle. The Rescue is an SUV that responds first-out on emergency medical response calls. The Squad, used in response to emergency medical calls and small fires, is a Ford F350 4x4 with water and fire pump, EMS equipment and other specialized equipment. Utilizing these smaller, yet fully equipped vehicles for medical calls reduces response times and improves the safety to the community by using lighter weight vehicles that can maneuver safely through city traffic and streets. It has also increased efficiencies by reducing the cost of using the larger, more expensive fire engines. Since January 1 there has been a dramatic reduction in the use of and wear and tear on the city-owned fire engines, extending the service life of these apparatus and thereby protecting city taxpayers' investment.

With funding from the city contract, Fire District 3 purchased additional tools and equipment necessary to their purpose of protecting life, property and the environment. Items include Edraulic Hurst Tools (Jaws of Life), new hose, fire nozzles and a complement of required tools to fully outfit the city-owned fire engines. They worked collaboratively with the previous contracted agency, CCFR, to purchase existing agency-owned equipment such as breathing apparatus.

Shortly after Fire District 3 moved in to the Battle Ground fire station, they chose to make several aesthetic improvements. The newly painted walls, the scrubbed bay, replaced carpets, and the flowers planted in pots in the front of the station demonstrates the district's culture of pride, professionalism and respect for the public's investment.

"The professionalism of Fire District 3 and their commitment to serve the City of Battle Ground is evident in everything they do," said Battle Ground City Manager Jeff Swanson, "In the first 6 months of their service to the city we are seeing excellent emergency response times and the city's resources being used more efficiently and effectively."

Mr. Swanson added that Fire District 3 has developed a excellent working relationships with the city, the police department and all departments of the city. Fire District 3 Chief Steve Wrightson meets and plans with city officials on a regular basis. He and Assistant Chief Scott Sorenson invest a minimum of 32 hours each week at the Battle Ground station.

Fire District 3 is building relationships with the Battle Ground community as well. They recently hosted the Harvest Days Pancake Breakfast to benefit a family in need and will be participating in an upcoming National Night Out event. The FLAME (Firefighter Lunch and Mentorship Experience) Program, initiated by CCFR, where firefighters meet with students to develop relationships and encourage them to keep working hard has continued with Fire District 3 personnel.

"Our goal is to make at least one new relationship each day," explained Fire Chief Steve Wrightson, "The city and the community has welcomed us; our personnel are highly motivated to provide excellent service to City of Battle Ground and to the larger community."

To learn more about contracted Fire and Emergency Services in the City of Battle Ground visit our website at www.cityofbg.org/Fire-EMS or contact the City of Battle Ground at 360-342-5004.


Attached Media Files: FD 3 working in the City of BG , FD3 on the job in City of BG , Map of service areas
BPA names Mizumori Cathcart VP of Transmission System Operations (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 07/21/16 11:08 AM
The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations.
The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations.
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Portland, Ore. -- The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations. She will begin her new position Aug. 8.

"Michelle is a results-driven leader with impressive electric power industry experience and academic credentials," said Richard Shaheen, senior vice president for Transmission Services. "She's a great addition to the BPA transmission team, as well as an outstanding talent to oversee the operations of Bonneville's transmission system and tackle all of the complexities of delivering electric power today."

As leader of BPA's Transmission System Operations organization, Mizumori Cathcart will oversee the safe, reliable and open access operation and dispatch of BPA's high-voltage transmission system and interconnected generation. The group also operates and manages BPA's two regional control centers and represents the agency on operations and other coordination issues with the Northwest Power Pool, California Independent System Operator, PacifiCorp and other balancing authorities and system operators. She succeeds Randi Thomas, who has led the organization since 2006 and is retiring this summer.

"I am thrilled to join BPA and lead a team of professionals dedicated to Bonneville's mission of delivering reliable power and services to the customers and communities we serve," Mizumori Cathcart said.

Most recently, Mizumori Cathcart served as the director of strategy and organizational performance at Peak Reliability, a reliability coordinator that provides situational awareness and real-time monitoring of the bulk electric systems of 14 western states, British Columbia, and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico. Before assuming that role, she oversaw Peak's real-time operations and training as the director of operations.

Prior to arriving at Peak, Mizumori Cathcart served as the managing director of operations and market interface at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, a regional entity responsible for compliance monitoring of bulk electric system reliability in the Western Interconnection. She spent the early part of her career at Madison Gas and Electric Company where she led the Wisconsin utility's participation in the Midwest Independent System Operator and the Midwest Contingency Reserve Sharing Group, and was responsible for purchased power agreements and operator training.

Mizumori Cathcart has a doctorate of Philosophy in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a master's of Business Administration from Washington State University and a bachelor's of Science in Engineering from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.


Attached Media Files: The Bonneville Power Administration has selected Michelle Mizumori Cathcart to be its vice president of Transmission System Operations.
Hockinson School District Regular Board of Directors Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 07/21/16 10:38 AM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
Wells Fargo Awards $5,000 Grant to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 07/21/16 9:25 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 21, 2016 -­ The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $5,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The grant will help fund the children's oral health program at the clinic for one year. The program served low-income, uninsured children through more than 300 visits in 2015.

The clinic provides oral health services at its location at the Jim Parsley Center and at Clark County schools and community-sponsored events. Dental volunteers fill cavities and screen, seal and varnish children's teeth. Without the support of the Free Clinic, many of these patients would not seek care until numerous cavities appeared or other illness related to oral health caused the use of the emergency room.

"Many of the kids we treat have tooth pain severe enough to keep them out of school," says Program Manager Carolyn Noack. "We relieve their pain, give tips on preventive care and help them get back to the classroom. Our services also benefit parents, who no longer have to take time out from their jobs to search for affordable children's dental care."

The Free Clinic collaborates with elementary schools in Clark County, the Clark College dental hygiene program and the Clark County Dental Society.

About the Free Clinic:
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. The Free Clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services from more than 600 volunteer professionals. The Free Clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, visit our website: freeclinics.org.
Beaverton Bakery Celebrates New Look with Ribbon Cutting (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/21/16 9:00 AM
Historic Beaverton Bakery has been a popular downtown landmark for more than 90 years. A ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 will unveil the bakery's updated look. (Photo/Beaverton Bakery)
Historic Beaverton Bakery has been a popular downtown landmark for more than 90 years. A ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 will unveil the bakery's updated look. (Photo/Beaverton Bakery)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton Bakery will hold a ribbon cutting and reception honoring the bakery's new look on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. at 12375 SW Broadway Street.


"Beaverton Bakery has been one of the most popular downtown landmarks for more than 90 years," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "I hope you will join us to celebrate this great local business and their fresh new look."


The bakery's exterior improvements include an updated theater marquee sign, uncovered transom windows, new signs throughout, new awning, and fresh paint.


Attendees at the ribbon cutting will enjoy free Beaverton Bakery pastries and refreshments.


The City of Beaverton offers a number of programs to assist local businesses with exterior and interior improvements. Applications for the fall round of storefront improvement grants are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 9. For more information on these programs, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Incentives.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Attached Media Files: Historic Beaverton Bakery has been a popular downtown landmark for more than 90 years. A ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 will unveil the bakery's updated look. (Photo/Beaverton Bakery) , Beaverton Bakery is currently undergoing an exterior facelift. The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting on Aug. 3 to celebrate the finished new look and enjoy free Beaverton Bakery pastries. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee to meet July 28
Oregon Health Authority - 07/21/16 8:42 AM
July 21, 2016

What: A public meeting of the Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC). Agenda items include tobacco evaluation updates, communication coordination, and tobacco prevention policy efforts.

When: Thursday, July 28, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1C, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland

Who: The Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee, which is appointed by the Governor, advises the state Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) on program and budget matters. Its members come from private organizations and state agencies dedicated to the reduction of the harmful impact of tobacco use on Oregonians.

Details: Please note that space is limited.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the committee's website at https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/TobaccoPrevention/Pages/trac.aspx

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The Kuebler I-5 interchange ramp closures planned this weekend
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 07/21/16 7:37 AM
SALEM-- During this weekend, ramp closures are planned at the I-5 Kuebler Interchange in Salem for paving work. The contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation will initially close the southbound I-5 off ramp at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 22 to complete the top lift paving. The southbound off ramp will then open and the northbound off ramp will be closed to facilitate paving on Kuebler Boulevard at the Interchange. All work should be completed by 5 a.m. on Monday, July 25.

Travelers should plan on using alternative routes to get around the closures. Options to detour around the closures are to use the I-5 interchanges to the north and south of Kuebler; Mission Street (OR 22/OR 99E Business/Exit 253) to the north, and Delaney Road to the south.

The new southbound off ramp will meet current standards and is a major milestone on the $9.6 million project that will relieve congestion and improve safety at the busy interchange, while also supporting economic development opportunities in the South Salem area.
The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp. The project is on schedule to be completed by this fall.
Burglar captured by Landfill Workers after Fleeing from Homeowner (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/21/16 12:02 AM
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Today Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for breaking into a house and then fleeing to a nearby landfill when he was discovered by the homeowner. Workers at the landfill detained him until deputies arrived.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to 3900 block of SW Minter Bridge Road, south of the city of Hillsboro, on a burglary in progress call. A woman came home to find an intruder in her house. The intruder fled from the house and tried to steal the woman's car. She confronted him again and he fled into a nearby landfill (Waste Management Landfill, 3205 SE Minter Bridge Rd.) There was no physical contact between the victim the suspect.

When deputies arrived at the landfill the suspect, who was identified as 23-year-old Oscar Dorantes-Mondragon of Hillsboro, was being held down by workers from the landfill. The workers found the suspect in a storage shed after observing him enter the shed. They determined that he was trying to steal tools from the shed and detained him while they called deputies.

Deputies took custody of Mr. Dorantes-Mondragon without incident. He was wearing clothes from one of the bedrooms in the house where he was confronted initially.

Mr. Dorantes-Mondragon was taken to the Washington County Jail where he was booked for Burglary I, Theft II, Criminal Mischief II, and an outstanding warrant.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1128/96268/PR_160720_Burg_susp_arrested.pdf , 2016-07/1128/96268/Oscar_Mondragon.jpg
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UPDATE - VEHICLE RECOVERED: Camper Van Stolen in Washington Park from Family Visiting Oregon (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/20/16 6:01 PM
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At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, an alert community member called 9-1-1 after seeing the stolen camper van abandoned in the Delta Park sports complex. North Precinct officers responded to the scene and recovered the vehicle for the owners, who have since traveled out of state.

No suspects were around the vehicle and there were no arrests.

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On Tuesday July 19, 2016, at 12:25 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Washington Park near the children's playground on the report that a van was stolen from the parking lot at Southwest Sherwood Boulevard and Carter Avenue.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim and his family who told police that the van was parked in Washington Park and was stolen within the previous hour. The family is on vacation in Oregon and all of their clothing and belongings are inside the van.

The van is described as a white 2009 Ford Van with a camper top (pictured) bearing California license plates 6GHV448.

Anyone seeing the van should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333. If someone is behind the wheel and/or is driving the van, witnesses should call 9-1-1.

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Tigard Police K-9 Baxter Set To Retire (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/20/16 4:28 PM
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In 2008, the Tigard Police Department reconstituted their previously dormant patrol canine program. The department purchased a purebred German shepherd who hailed from Slovakia. Over the years, along with a sound and purposeful training repertoire, Tigard Police K-9 Baxter developed into one of Tigard's most successful tracking canines.

At an upcoming public event, Baxter will officially retire after eight years of dedicated service to Tigard and surrounding communities. Baxter's astute senses resulted in the capture or assist with over 200 subjects throughout his eight-year career. Baxter's equally impressive success with article recovery has garnered the respect amongst many partnering law enforcement communities that utilize K-9 programs. Aside from the exceedingly productive work on the criminal-side, Baxter also participated in countless community outreach events which help to further education and knowledge regarding the benefits of a well-established police canine program. His ability to connect the department to the community is unparalleled.

Upon retirement, Baxter will spend his time with the family of his most recent handler, Sergeant Cameron Odam. Baxter will likely enjoy his new, more relaxed environment.

Finally, Tigard Police would like to thank the community for their unwavering support for the department's police canine program. The remaining Tigard Police K-9, Diesel, appears to be following closely the successes of his predecessor, Baxter. You can learn more about the Tigard Police K-9 program at www.tigard-or.gov/police/canine.php

Consider joining us for a canine-inspired retirement program recognizing Baxter and his contribution to the City of Tigard. The event takes place on Monday, July 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Tigard Public Works, 8777 SW Burnham St. All are invited. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to greet Baxter. Important note: please do not bring along your family pet. Thank you for your cooperation.


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City lodging tax grant funding orientation meeting Aug. 10
City of Vancouver - 07/20/16 3:43 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- For the first time in seven years, the City of Vancouver will offer lodging tax grants for projects or events that increase overnight and day-visit tourism within the city.

The lodging tax grants will be available to non-profit organizations or government agencies with projects, events or activities that will increase visits to the city or help increase tourism-related revenues.

Application materials will be available on the City's website starting Aug. 1. An optional grant overview and orientation meeting for those interested in applying will occur at 3 p.m. Aug. 10 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.

The grants are funded through a 4 percent lodging tax on hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays. This is the first year since the Great Recession of 2008-09 that this grant funding has been available within the city.

For more information about the grants, please contact City Accounting Manager Christine Smith at 360-487-8441 or Christine.Smith@cityofvancouver.us.

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UPDATE -- NEW ARRAIGNMENT TIME: Sheriff's Office locates, arrests man posting threat to judge, deputies on Craigslist (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/16 3:27 PM
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UPDATE: Mr. Snyders will now be arraigned at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) in Clackamas County Circuit Court. This time has also been corrected below.
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On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, several citizens called into the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office about a concerning post they saw on Craigslist.

The post featured a photo of a rifle pointed at a window. This image was accompanied by text that threatened a Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies.

A screencap of the post (with profanity redacted) is attached. The text reads: "Your a crooked [expletive] [expletive] trying to take a guys home security away judge.... I got a little something in mind for you and your crooked blueeye Clackamas County sheriff's." [sic]

Now aware of this threat, the Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit was activated.

Investigators were able to determine that the person responsible for this threat was Jonathan Joseph Snyders, age 39. Investigators also learned the threatened judge had recently signed a stalking order against Mr. Snyders.

Mr. Snyders was taken into custody by Patrol deputies at his residence in the 44000 block of SE Keisecker Road, outside of Sandy.

A search warrant was served on Mr. Snyders' home -- and the firearm brandished in the photo was seized.

Mr. Snyders was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Harassment, Stalking and Violation of a court stalking/protection order. His bail was set at $250,000. His complete booking info is here: http://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2016019731 A booking photo is attached.

Mr. Snyders will be arraigned at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 21) in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

The Sheriff's Office is extremely grateful to the citizens who saw this troubling post and immediately alerted police. If you encounter violent threats against law enforcement online, please contact us at our Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211 or by using our online Tip Sheet -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

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Property Sale
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/20/16 2:33 PM
In September of 2015 the Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Board of Directors began discussing the sale of property located at the intersection of SE Divers & SE Kemp Rd. in Estacada, OR. The property was originally acquired in August of 1973 for the purpose of building a small fire station. During a 2015 study, which was conducted by Emergency Services Consulting International and MacKenzie, it was determined that this property would be too difficult of a location to develop and construct a fire station upon.

The Board of Directors provided Fire Chief Bob Morrisey with direction to move forward with the sale of the property. The Fire Chief evaluated several real estate brokers to review services and commissions. Cody Ruegg, a Broker with John L. Scott Real Estate in Sandy Oregon, was chosen to facilitate the property sale. Cody informed Chief Morrisey that he wanted to give back to the community and stated that he would give his commission to the fire district's Rescue Memorial Fund. This fund is managed by the Estacada Volunteer Fire Association and is used to purchase rescue and emergency medical equipment.

On June 15, 2016 the property sold for $150,000 and Cody's check for $3,000 was deposited into the fund. The Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Board of Directors, Volunteers and career staff would like to thank Cody Ruegg for this significant donation to the Rescue Memorial Fund. He will be recognized at the July 21, 2016 Board of Directors meeting.

Persons interested in donating to the Rescue Memorial Fund can contact the Fire District at 503-630-7712.
Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Increasing Staffing Levels (Photo)
Estacada Fire Dist. - 07/20/16 2:26 PM
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The Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 Board of Directors have increased firefighter staffing levels for the community of Estacada. For over ten years Estacada Fire has operated with a staff of seven (7) full time firefighters, three (3) full time chief officers and twenty four (24) volunteer firefighters. The district also has one (1) full time and one (1) part-time administrative position and seventeen (17) support volunteers. As of July 2016 we are excited to be adding an additional two (2) full time firefighter/paramedic positions to our ranks. With the addition of these 2 positions, the Fire District will employ a total of six (6) paramedics and six (6) EMT Intermediates.

Over the past two years Estacada has experienced a 20.53% increase in calls for emergency service. This year, we are on target to exceed 1850 calls., with over 65% of our emergency calls being medical in nature. This additional call demand has placed a strain on the existing staff and the community volunteers.

Since the beginning of 2016, Estacada's chief officers, board of directors and union leaders, have worked diligently on the recently adopted budget that includes the addition of the two new positions. In May of 2016 the Estacada Fire Board of Directors approved hiring two additional Engineer/Paramedics who will complement our existing staff. We are proud to announce the hiring of Engineer/Paramedic Trent Westenfelt who started on June 3rd, 2016 and Engineer/Paramedic Brian Neault who started on July 5th, 2016.

Engineer Westenfelt grew up in Oregon City where he still resides. He graduated from Oregon City High School in 2011. In the pursuit of becoming the first person in his family to earn a college degree, he began further education at Clackamas Community College. Trent became licensed as an EMT-Basic, and completed the prerequisites for a national paramedic program. Looking to get experience with his education, he started with Estacada Fire in September of 2012 as an intern fire fighter. Alongside his college studies, Trent was able to attend additional training to achieve the rank of Engineer. In July of 2014, he finished his education at Chemeketa Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Paramedicine. Shortly after, he sought more experience and began working for a private ambulance company in Salem, OR. He continued to volunteer for Estacada Fire during this time prior to accepting a full time position there. Trent says "I enjoy serving this community, and look forward to the challenges and opportunities that this career will bring"

Engineer Neault was born and raised in Redmond, Oregon. He graduated high school in 2007 and attended Central Oregon Community College. Brian graduated with dual degrees in Structural Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. He has 8 years of firefighting and EMS experience with combination volunteer and career fire agencies. He started his fire career as a student/volunteer at Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue in 2008. In 2012 he accepted a job with an ambulance company in Washington County. In 2013 he was hired at Warm Springs Fire and Safety and spent the last three years there. Brian is married with two children, a 5 year old and a 9 month old. He enjoy spending time fishing, hunting, camping and hiking with his wife and kids.


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Portland Parks & Recreation continues drinking water testing (updated)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/20/16 12:28 PM
All results from Charles Jordan Community Center test far below actionable levels

THIS VERSION HAS ADDRESSED FORMATTING ISSUES AROUND THE SITES AND TESTING STATUS, BELOW.

(Portland, OR) --
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is continuing testing that began in June 2016 at several of our properties as a voluntary precautionary measure. PP&R is adhering to the guidance put forward by Oregon Health Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency that lead in drinking water at schools and day cares should not exceed 20 parts per billion (ppb).

NEXT SITES FOR TESTING
Working with our partners at Portland Water Bureau, PP&R is moving forward with testing at all PP&R facilities that host preschools, regardless of date of construction. This will total more than 20 sites. Because of the high number of samples to be collected at each facility, testing will likely take most of the summer to complete. PP&R's focus continues to be on any likely prolonged drinking water access by children, as this testing moves forward.

Here is the full list of sites that will be tested this summer (CC = community center):

COMPLETED TESTING AT
PDX Children's Museum
Multnomah Arts Center
Fulton Community Center
Mt. Tabor Annex
Charles Jordan CC

PENDING TESTING AT
Hillside CC
Columbia Pool
Matt Dishman CC & Pool
Community Music Center
Montavilla CC & Pool
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center
Portland Tennis Center
Southwest CC & Pool
Sellwood Community Center
East Portland CC & Pool
Woodstock Community Center
Grant Pool
St. John's Racquet Center
Creston Pool
St. Johns Community Center
Pier Pool
Mt. Scott CC & Pool
Wilson Pool
Pennisula Park CC & Pool
Sellwood Pool
Laurelhurst Dance Studio
Buckman Pool

pending coordination with PPS

On Monday, July 18, 2016, PP&R received results from testing at our Charles Jordan Community Center; results are posted here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/omf/article/584253. All water tested below the threshold of 20 parts per billion (ppb).

Consistent with guidance from the Portland Water Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency, samples were taken from fixtures commonly used for drinking or cooking.

ALL TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE ONLINE
PP&R will continue communicating about the test results directly to site patrons, and results will be posted on this website for all Portlanders to see: www.portlandoregon.gov/LeadInfo.

"We are working to ensure there are no ongoing issues with lead in drinking water at Portland Parks & Recreation facilities," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "And that any that we encounter are immediately addressed to protect public health, and then fully remediated. While test results to this point have been encouraging, overall, we strive to provide 'Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland'.

Multnomah County health authorities say they have conducted more than 15,000 blood tests over the last three years on children and teens. The County says that of those 15-thousand-plus tests, elevated blood lead levels were found in 190 of those people. No cases were traced to lead in drinking water from any source.

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The Client and Staff Safety Task Force meets August 5 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/20/16 12:26 PM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol at 900 Court Street NE in Salem, in Room 350. The meeting is open to the public.

Those who are unable to attend in person can participate by conference call:

Conference Call Number: 1-877-873-8017
Participant Code: 772325#

The task force is directed to make recommendations on staff safety, resident care, and the operation of Stabilization and Crisis Units. The task force will provide a report to the Oregon State Legislature by Sept. 15, 2016.

The task force will consider and make recommendations for:
Ensuring the dignity and self-determination of each resident in a Stabilization and Crisis Unit
Improving the safety of staff employed by a Stabilization and Crisis Unit
Improving training and support for staff
Staffing levels
Reducing incidents of aggressive and assaultive behavior by residents
Reducing the need for staff to work overtime
Improving access to appropriate mental health supports and intervention methods
Ensuring the timely transition of residents in Stabilization and Crisis Units when ready to be placed with a residential service provider in the community, including recommendations for building capacity in community-based care settings.

All meetings of this task force conform to Oregon public meetings laws. Requests for accommodation for a people with disabilities should be made to Angie Allbee and should be made at least 24 hours before the meeting. For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at 503-689-5034.
Public Safety Memorial Fund Board
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/20/16 12:18 PM
MEETING NOTICE

For Immediate Release

July 20, 2016

Contact: Linsay Hale
(503) 378-2427


Notice of Meeting

The Public Safety Memorial Fund Board will hold a meeting at 10:00 a.m. on July 28, 2016 at the Public Safety Training Academy in Salem, Oregon.

Teleconference Information: (888) 273-3658; Participant Code: 4711910

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made as soon as possible by contacting Linsay Hale (503) 378-2427.

Agenda Items:

1. PSMF Overview for New Members

2. Election of PSMF Board Chair

3. Minutes for April 28, 2016
Approve minutes

4. Adoption of PSMF Board Bylaws
Adopt bylaws

5. Next meeting - October 27, 2016

Requires a vote by the Board
PF&R responds to a String of Small Arson Fires in Northwest Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/20/16 11:35 AM
This morning between 2:00 and 4:00 AM a string of small arson fires were set in Northwest Portland between NW 20th and Pettygrove, extending up to NW Upshire. Four fires were discovered, including a 1996 Jeep Wrangler, a portable toilet, a grocery cart with personal belongings, and a recycle bin. No injuries were reported.

PF&R Fire Investigators are pursuing leads. Due to this ongoing criminal investigation, no more information is available to the public.
Gresham Police Watching for DUII Drivers and Enforcing Safety Belt Laws
Gresham Police Dept - 07/20/16 10:15 AM
Gresham, Ore. -- With the help of funding through the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Gresham Police Department in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact, will continue to provide enhanced patrols looking for DUII drivers and enforcing Safety Belt laws.

Children that are either riding unrestrained or in the wrong type of safety restraint for their size are often injured or killed in traffic accidents. Safety belts save lives and NHTSA data shows that, as children get older, they are less likely to buckle up. Over the past five years, 1,552 kids between the ages of eight and 14 died in car, SUV and van crashes across the nation. And of those who died, almost half were unbelted. During the past six months, Gresham officers issued 207 citations for safety belt and child restraint offenses. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

Gresham officers will be deploying more patrols to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. Officers will be targeting those who don't heed the message to designate a sober driver and will specifically target those who get behind the wheel after drinking too much or using drugs that impair driving. Since January 2016, Gresham officers have made more than 221 arrests for driving under the influence.

Motorists can expect to see enhanced DUII enforcements during the summer months and during the Labor Day weekend along with other special events with identified DUII problems. Those who drink and drive risk serious injury or death to themselves or someone else. Drunk (impaired) driving is not an accident; it is a deliberate action taken by an individual that puts many at risk.

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The goal of these enhanced safety campaigns are to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets and educating drivers of the importance of wearing safety belts.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:
?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.
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Beaverton City Library Hosts Book Club Night Out with Portland Author Ruth Wariner (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/20/16 10:00 AM
The Beaverton City Library will host an evening with Portland author Ruth Wariner, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Sound of Gravel, the story of her coming-of-age in a polygamous doomsday cult. (Photo/Ruth Wariner)
The Beaverton City Library will host an evening with Portland author Ruth Wariner, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Sound of Gravel, the story of her coming-of-age in a polygamous doomsday cult. (Photo/Ruth Wariner)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host an evening with Portland author Ruth Wariner on Thursday, July 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street.


Wariner is the New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Gravel, a coming-of-age memoir set in a polygamist doomsday cult. In her book, Wariner leads readers through happy moments of her childhood that are as bright and uplifting as the portrait of poverty and abuse is disturbing and heartbreaking. The memoir refuses to let the reader give up hope; Wariner's voice is strong and clear, and the love between siblings pulls the book toward its harrowing conclusion. The Sound of Gravel is an emotional read, and incredibly difficult to put down.


Annie Bloom's Books will sell copies of the book onsite. In addition to share excerpts from her work, Wariner will be available to talk to attendees and sign copies of her book.


This program is free and open to the public.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.


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Volunteers needed to help identify marine life at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/20/16 9:43 AM
The public is invited to help track marine biodiversity at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve during two BioBlitz events Aug. 3 and 4 hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership and US Forest Service.

Both events are from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The Aug. 3 event is at Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site, just south of the bridge in Yachats. The Aug. 4 event is at Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site, seven miles south of Yachats. Participants should meet in the parking lot and bring waterproof shoes, raincoat, binoculars, water and snacks.

Participants will take a walk at low tide to help identify the plants, animals and other organisms in the rocky intertidal habitat along sections of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, a protected research area that covers 14.1 square miles of ocean habitat between Yachats and Florence. Data collected will be used to document the rich biodiversity of the area.

For information on the events, contact state Natural Resources Specialist Celeste Lebo by phone at 541-563-8505 or 541-272-9008 or by email at celeste.lebo@oregon.gov. Information on the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve is at www.oregonmarinereserves.org/cape-perpetua.
UPDATE #2 - ARREST: SERT/CNT Assisting East Precinct in Search for Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/20/16 9:01 AM
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The suspect, 38-year-old Ryan Scott Davis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree (two counts), Burglary in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (two counts), and Interfering with a Peace Officer. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

Detectives and a Canine Unit searching the neighborhood located the suspect's handgun at Southeast 49th Avenue and Kelly Street.

Anyone with additional information regarding Davis may contact Detective Bill Winters at 503-823-0453, william.winters@portlandoregon.gov.

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The suspect in this incident has been taken into custody by SERT officers.

This investigation started at 12:19 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 2600 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue on the report that an armed suspect broke into a home and stole the victim's car and a cell phone.

Officers responded to the area and immediately began looking for the suspect and the stolen vehicle, described as a gray 2004 Mazda RX8.

At 12:36 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Southeast 51st Avenue on the report of an armed suspect attempting to steal a car out of the garage.

Officers were in the area and immediately began searching for the suspect, believed to be the same suspect from the first incident, and the second stolen vehicle, a black 2014 Ford Focus.

Officers located the stolen Ford Focus abandoned and immediately established a neighborhood perimeter to search for the suspect. The stolen Mazda was also located in the area by police.

Based on the suspect's behavior and information that he was armed with a handgun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist in the search and apprehension of the suspect. Additionally, the Air Support Unit was flying over the neighborhood to assist with the search.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., SERT officers located a person hiding in a shed in the 4700 block of Southeast Franklin Street and began challenging him to come outside. The suspect was not responding to commands so SERT officers deployed a non-lethal chemical agent into the shed.

At approximately 4:20 a.m., the suspect came out of the shed and surrendered to SERT officers without incident.

Robbery Detail detectives are taking over the investigation. Once the suspect is booked into jail, his name and charges will be released.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are assisting East Precinct officers searching for an armed robbery and burglary suspect in the area of Southeast 45th Avenue and Haig Street.

The area affected is Southeast 45th to 50th Avenues, Haig to Tibbetts Street.

Area residents are asked to remain in their homes and call 9-1-1 for any suspicious activity.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'6" to 5'7" tall.

No additional information is available at this time. Updates will be provided when they become available.

Interested media should stage on the southeast corner of Southeast 43rd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is at the scene.

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Coquille man wins $1 million Powerball prize
Oregon Lottery - 07/20/16 9:00 AM
July 20, 2016 - Salem, Ore. -- Steven Dery of Coquille is well aware that everyone in town already knows he won $1 million playing Powerball.

Dery, who is a regular Powerball player, purchased his ticket at the Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop. Dery matched five numbers but missed the Powerball number. He said he was two digits away from hitting the grand prize. But noted he was perfectly happy winning $1 million!

When Kathryn Sutphin (SUT-FIN), who owns Coquille Tackle & Smokes Shop, heard Dery had won, she was very pleased that "someone who deserved it" hit a big Powerball prize.

"Steven is a local guy who was born and raised here," Sutphin said. "He is the person everyone wants to win. He is a hard working guy who is close to retirement and this will be a very nice nest egg for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he hasn't worked every day of his life. How perfect can it be that a person like that wins?"

Sutphin, who purchased her shop four years ago, will receive a 1-percent selling bonus for selling the big ticket. She said with the $10,000 bonus she plans on putting a new roof on the business and giving her five employees "a small bonus."

"Now we are going to sell the big one," Sutphin said. "We are having some fun with this."

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are one in 24.9. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338. The next Powerball drawing is today at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and the jackpot is estimated to be $361 million. Players have until 7 p.m. to purchase tickets on drawing days.

Proceeds from Oregon Lottery sales help fund public education, parks, economic development and watershed projects. For the 2013-15 biennium, Coos County received more than $28.7 million in Oregon Lottery dollars.

The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 are advised to contact the Lottery office and schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $10 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Participants of Award-Winning B-SOBR Program Graduate
City of Beaverton - 07/20/16 8:59 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- On Thursday, July 21, the Beaverton Sobriety Opportunity for Beginning Recovery (B-SOBR) program will host a graduation ceremony honoring 11 graduates of the program and acknowledging partner agencies that help in the recovery of participants. The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. in Courtroom B at the Griffith Drive Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive.


The dedicated treatment providers and community partners being acknowledged include:


Sequoia Mental Health
Serenity Lane Treatment Center
ChangePoint Inc.
Best Care Treatment Center
Treatment Services Northwest
Vigilnet Community Monitoring
Fairhaven Recovery Homes
Goodwill Job Connections
Oregon Food Bank
Access to Recovery


B-SOBR began in 2011 with the approval of Mayor Denny Doyle and the Beaverton City Council and received a three-year $125,000 grant administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation and supported by federal funding.


Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUll) costs millions of dollars to the state each year. Beaverton has three major highways through the city, leaving many Oregonians commuting through or living in the area at risk. B-SOBR focuses on offenders with multiple convictions and those with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.15 or higher. Beaverton Municipal Court processes approximately 400 DUll cases annually. The program focuses on reducing number of repeat drunk drivers.


In 2015, the program was awarded two grants totaling $613,500--the State of Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission awarded a $288,750 Specialty Court Grant covering a two year period (2015-17) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded a $324,750 grant, to be disbursed over three years (2015-2018). For the past year, the Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT), a partnership between DoveLewis and Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), has volunteered two therapy teams to attend court hearings with B-SOBR participants. Highly trained retired and career-change dogs from GDB and their handlers undergo extensive training and assessment through DoveLewis and GDB to complete their certification in animal-assisted therapy. The dogs help provide comfort to and relieve stress for participants. PACTT program has 50 certified teams that have logged more than 3,500 volunteer hours in 70 facilities.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker report near Oneonta Gorge (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/20/16 1:53 AM
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Final Update: Mr. Maurer was reunited with his family at the Command Post just before 1:30 a.m. When asked about his hike, Maurer said the couple had started their hike about 12:30 p.m. intending to travel the Oneonta/Horsetail Falls trail loop. They came across a wash on the trail and his spouse returned back down the trail while he continued to hike across the wash and up the trail taking a wrong turn at some point during the hike and becoming lost. He was able to get a signal on part of the trail and texted a friend to let him know he was lost and described where he was. He continued on a trail with a more gradual descent because of a sore knee. Once he came across the road in the Bull Run watershed he was able to get a signal out and send another text, allowing searchers to narrow his approximate location down east of where he had been earlier. After talking on the phone with search coordinators he stayed where he was and waited until searchers reached him. He had run out of water and food when searchers located him. He did not have a flashlight other than on his phone and was wearing shorts and a light shirt/sweatshirt and windbreaker for the hike. He was not carrying any other emergency supplies.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you do become lost on the trails and call for help, stay in place after you call. This will assist searchers working to locate you. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hike with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the scenic areas in the Columbia Gorge and other hiking areas.

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Update2: Mountain Wave SAR teams made contact with the lost hiker at 11:40 p.m. The hiker, identified as William Maurer, Age 58 of Makawao, Hawaii, was in good spirits, searchers gave him water but otherwise he is in good condition. He will be transported back to the Command Post to be reunited with family members. Search teams are being recalled to the Command Post.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.

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Update1: MCSO Deputies and Mountain Wave SAR vehicles have reached the Bull Run Watershed and are preparing to drive in to the approximate location of the lost hiker. MCSO Trail Hornets have continued east on the trail to Nesmith Point and an MCSO SAR team has staged at the Larch Mountain trail in case the hiker continued to move. Portland Police Bureau's Air unit also flew over the area earlier but tree cover limited their view and efforts were unsuccessful to spot the hiker. It is expected it will take about forty minutes once they access into the watershed to reach the area the hiker is believed to be in. Mountain Wave Communications is providing radio support to teams deployed in the field as search efforts continue.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.


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This afternoon, Tuesday July 19, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m. MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Oneonta Gorge trailhead on the report of a lost hiker. A friend of the hiker called 911 after he spoke with the hiker who said he had become separated from his spouse while hiking, was lost and didn't know where he was. He described the area he was walking in and the friend reported those details to 911. MCSO Deputies arrived at the Trailhead and made contact with the hiker's spouse who had made it back to the Oneonta Trailhead. MCSO Deputies contact MCSO SAR Coordinators and activated the MCSO Trail Hornet team and MCSO Search and Rescue. Trail Hornets arrived and went into the field at approximately 8:15 p.m. to begin search efforts to locate the lost hiker.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a text was received from the lost hiker to his friend's phone. Search Coordinators were able to confirm a location on the hiker near the Bull Run Watershed. They instructed the hiker to stay where he was via text and patrol deputies are enroute to the location he is believed to be in. MCSO Search and Rescue teams remain enroute to the Command Post in case they are needed to be dispatched into the field. The hiker, a 58 year old male, reported a sore knee but no other injuries. The hiker had limited emergency supplies with him.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Media staging is available near the Command Post.


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Vancouver Man Arrested after Throwing Bricks at Home and Cars
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/19/16 9:52 PM
On July 19, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to the 8300 block of McArthur Blvd to investigate a disturbance. Initial information received through 911 reported a male was throwing bricks through a residential window and at cars in this area. Initial reports also indicated a child was injured.

Officers arrived and located the suspect, later identified as 18 year old Dadakis Sharry of Vancouver, in the area. Sharry was very agitated and belligerent towards officers, but was taken into custody without further incident.

Initial investigation revealed that Sharry, for reasons still unknown at this time, picked up some landscaping bricks from in front of the victim's residence and threw them through a large glass window, causing it to shatter. Several adults and two small children were inside at the time, but no one reported any injuries other then minor scratches and cuts. Several bricks were also thrown through car windows that were parked near the victim's residence as well.

After collecting evidence, interviewing the victim and witnesses, Sharry was arrested for Attempted Felony Assault, Felony Malicious Mischief and an un-related warrant. Sharry was transported and booked into the Clark County Jail.

The investigation is still on-going, any new information that is relevant will be made available through follow up releases.
Vancouver Police seeking the Public's help (update)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/19/16 6:08 PM
update

The male has been identified as Lawrence P. Lairopi, 32, of Vancouver.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation and there is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Vancouver Police Department.





On 7-18-16, at around 8:10pm, Vancouver Police were called to the 4600 block of NW Harney for a 'man down' in the roadway. Upon arrival officers located an unresponsive adult male laying face down in the road. Medics arrived and quickly transported the subject to an area hospital for treatment. Neighbors near the scene reported hearing a vehicle engine rev away around the time that the subject was discovered. The subject's name is being withheld, pending family notification. The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is leading the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Vancouver Police Department.
Mission Street on ramp from 12th to close for emergency repairs on Wednesday
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 07/19/16 4:50 PM
The Mission Street on-ramp from 12th Street in Salem will be closed between 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday so an Oregon Department of Transportation bridge crew can repair a small section of a broken joint.

The work should be completed within the two hours. During the closure, travelers will have to detour using 12th Street to OR 99E.

Travelers should expect short delays.
Update 2: Ruled a suicide: Pics from scene-Cowltiz Sheriff investigating deceased male found along the banks of Toutle River. (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 4:38 PM
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Update 2: Tuesday July 19th 4pm. This death is a suicide. The victim is a 61 year old male and the ID is pending until notification of the next of kin.
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Cowlitz County: Last night (Sun) about 9:00 p.m. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office received a call from a man who reported finding a deceased male along the banks of the Toutle River. The caller had been riding a 4 wheeler in the area for recreation when he came upon the body.

The location is along the banks of the Toutle River about 4 miles north of Castle rock. It is fairly remote and not easily accessible. It is not near residences.

Sheriff Detectives and the Cowlitz Coroner responded and did a preliminary examination of the scene. It appears the person had not been there very long. Detectives have returned to the scene this morning to continue their investigation.

Due to the very early stages of this investigation we are not going to provide further details or make estimations about the length of time the victim has been there, or been deceased , or the cause or manner of death.

We are not speculating at this time if this is a suicide, homicide, or an accidental death.
We are not going to describe the victim with any details other than he is an adult male.

We do not believe that residents in the area should be considered for their safety.

I will send out an update after the scene investigation has been completed, which will be later this afternoon.

We do not have a date or time of an autopsy yet. That will come from the Cowlitz County Coroner's Office.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1503/96197/20160718_103814.jpg , Deputy Robbins , Det. Rob Stumph.
Gunman Robs Tigard Deli (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/19/16 3:01 PM
Tigard Foxy's Deli Robbery Suspect
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On July 19th at approximately 1:15 a.m., an employee of Foxy's Deli called to report a robbery. The deli is located at 14295 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The caller stated that a lone man entered the business carrying a rifle and demanded money. The suspect was described as a white male adult with black paint covering his face. The suspect appeared to be approximately 6 feet tall and muscular build. No one was injured during the incident. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed sum of money.

Tigard Police arrived on scene within minutes and conducted an area search. A K-9 track was conducted however no suspect was located. If anyone has information regarding the robbery, please contact the Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677).


Attached Media Files: Tigard Foxy's Deli Robbery Suspect , Foxy's Deli Robbery Suspect
Wild-land Fire Breaks Out in Yamhill
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 07/19/16 2:58 PM
At 12:47 today a wild-land fire broke out at 17510 NW Belt Rd, Yamhill, OR. The fire is the mop up phase and has been contained to 7.2 acres of grass/brush. Approximately 30 firefighters from Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Yamhill, Carlton, Newberg, Dundee, and McMinnville Fire responded to the 2 alarm fire early this afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host First Camp Abilities on the West Coast for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments Next Week in Salem, Oregon
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 07/19/16 2:12 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host First Camp Abilities on the West Coast for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments Next Week in Salem, Oregon

Vancouver, Washington--July 19th, 2016--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will host the first Camp Abilities on the West Coast for children and youth with visual impairments next week, July 24th-30th, 2016 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Camp Abilities is a world-renowned week long comprehensive, developmental sports camp for children and youth with visual impairments between the ages of 8 and 15.

Camp Abilities Oregon will provide opportunities to children and youth from across Washington, Oregon and Montana in its inaugural year. Campers will vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background and level of skills and abilities. The purpose of Camp Abilities Oregon is to empower blind or visually impaired children to break the cycle of dependence and ill health that is often associated with their disability. Campers will be encouraged to take control of their own quality of life, and will be empowered to use their many talents to actively contribute within their communities. A variety of sports and recreational activities including goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), judo, tandem cycling, kayaking and countless other activities will be provided throughout the week.

"We are honored to offer this once-in-a-lifetime transformational program to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp Abilities Oregon will provide benefits that reach far beyond participating in sports, and will help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships, and independence they need to be successful throughout all areas of life," said Founder and Executive Director Billy Henry

Camp Abilities Oregon is funded in part by the Oregon Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund, but additional support is still critically needed. Donations are accepted to support Camp Abilities Oregon by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support Camp Abilities Oregon 2016. For more information on the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) provides life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Last year, the organization served 1,300 individuals of all ages and abilities. NWABA was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were provided opportunities to participate in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-718-2826

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Deputies Investigating Man Shot In Salem Neighborhood (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 1:56 PM
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Today at 7:00 a.m., Detectives, aided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 4800 block of Chinook Court SE in Salem. Detectives arrested Shannon Sanders, age 46 the man identified as the suspect in a shooting that took place on Pennsylvania Avenue SE on June 13th of this year.

Mr. Sanders has been taken to the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Assault I, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Firearm and three counts of Menacing. The Sheriff's Office is not releasing the victims name out of concern for his safety. The Sheriff's Office does believe the shooting took place over a marijuana drug deal gone bad.



Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives are currently on scene and investigating a shooting in the 4800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Salem. Deputies were called after a man began banging on doors asking for help and claiming he had been shot.

The man has been taken to Salem Hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound. It is obviously very early in this investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not able to provide details such as the victim's name, age, condition or any details surrounding the shooting. Deputies do want to assure residents that there is no immediate danger to the public.

As more information becomes available this release will be updated, that time frame is not yet known.

Detectives have been working through the night investigating the events that lead to a man being shot at a southeast Salem residence. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE where investigators believe the shooting occurred.

The man shot, a resident of Salem, is currently at OHSU undergoing surgery, he is expected to survive. During the execution of the search warrant, Detectives arrested one man with an outstanding warrant but he is not associated to the shooting. The Sheriff's Office would like to ensure the public there is no immediate danger to residents, Detectives do believe the shooting is drug related.

The Sheriff's Office is not currently releasing the name of the man who was shot, we will update this release as the investigation progresses, we do not anticipate any further releases today.


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State advising travelers on Zika ahead of Olympics, Paralympics
Oregon Health Authority - 07/19/16 1:43 PM
July 19, 2016

Most travelers should take precautions, but pregnant women should not go

The Oregon Health Authority is recommending those traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro take steps during and after travel to prevent Zika infection.

Zika is a virus usually spread through bites from two types of Aedes mosquitoes, but it can spread from infected men to their partners through sexual contact. New evidence suggests that women may be able to transmit Zika to their sexual partners as well. Pregnant women are advised to not travel to the games or any Zika-affected area.

"Pregnant women should not go to any Zika-affected area because of the potential for serious effects on their babies," said Suzanne Zane, maternal and child health epidemiologist in the OHA Public Health Division. Zika can cause birth defects including microcephaly, in which the brain and head of an infant are smaller than usual.

"Even women who are not trying to get pregnant should protect themselves from Zika during travel because half of pregnancies are unplanned," Zane said.

Zika is spreading in Brazil and throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and parts of the South Pacific. Mosquitos known to carry Zika live in the U.S., but not yet in Oregon. It is unknown if the types of mosquito found in Oregon could spread Zika.

People who have a Zika infection often do not show symptoms. Those with Zika symptoms may have rash, fever, joint pain and redness of the eyes. Symptoms are usually mild. See your doctor if you travel to the games or other Zika-affected areas and develop symptoms.

Travelers can prevent Zika and accidental infection of a baby during pregnancy. Those heading to the games should protect themselves from mosquito bites during travel and for three weeks after they return. Women should delay pregnancy for eight weeks after travel, or eight weeks after symptoms start. Men should avoid sex or use a condom for eight weeks after travel, or six months after symptoms start.

All people attending the games who have a pregnant partner should avoid sex or use a condom during any sexual activity for the entire pregnancy. Anyone needing low- to no-cost family planning and birth control services can find information by dialing 211.

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Helpful links:
-- OHA Zika virus updates: http://www.healthoregon.org/zika
-- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika virus page: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
-- CDC information for specific groups: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/specific-groups.html
-- CDC Zika travel information: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information
Two Vehicle Head on Critical Injury Motor Vehicle Crash on Highway 20, near Milepost 35 (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 1:16 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two vehicle critical injury motor vehicle crash that occurred about 11 miles west of Philomath. The crash resulted in critical injuries to an adult male and serious injuries to three adult females.
At about 4:40 pm, on Monday, July 18, 2016, Nicolas Derbaum, 25, from Corvallis, Oregon, was driving eastbound on Highway 20, near milepost 35, in a 2003 Chevrolet Impala. His vehicle traveled into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a 2007 Lexus RX SUV driven by Amy Breeze, 54, from Gig Harbor, Washington. The Chevrolet Impala came to rest on the south side of the highway. The Lexus RX rolled once and came to rest on the north side of the highway. There were no passengers in the Chevrolet Impala and two passengers in the Lexus RX: Alma Morgan, 75, from Gig Harbor, Washington and Katherine Harris, 58, from Gig Harbor, Washington.
The Blodgett and Philomath Fire Departments extracted all four people from the vehicles. Nicolas Derbaum was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by a REACH air ambulance with critical injuries. The three women were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by ground ambulances from the Corvallis Fire Department with serious injuries. The Benton County Multi-Agency Traffic Collision Investigation Team responded and processed the collision scene.
Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information. The Oregon Department of Transpiration assisted with traffic control and the roadway was closed for about four hours.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1505/96235/Hwy_20_3.JPG , 2016-07/1505/96235/Hwy_20_2.JPG , 2016-07/1505/96235/hwy_20_1.JPG
Two New Members Appointed to Battle Ground City Council (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/19/16 12:31 PM
Councilmember Pro Tem DesRochers
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The Battle Ground City Council appointed two new members at last night's council meeting. Mr. Brian Munson was appointed to vacant Position No. 1 and Ms. Cherish DesRochers was appointed as Pro Tem to Position No. 6. Mr. Munson and Ms. DesRochers were two of five applicants for appointment to the Battle Ground City Council when Position No. 1 became vacant on June 1st after the resignation of Lyle Lamb.

Councilmember Munson will serve the remainder of Position No. 1's term which expires in December of 2017. Prior to his appointment to City Council, Mr. Munson served as a member of the City's Planning Commission, most recently as the commission's Chair.

Councilmember Pro Tem DesRochers was appointed by City Council to serve in Position No. 6 temporarily while Councilmember Bill Ganley, who has served in the position since 1994, is on extended leave. Ms. DesRochers also served as a member of the City's Planning Commission prior to her appointment to serve as Councilmember Pro Tem.

The Battle Ground City Council is a seven-member board responsible for the legislative function of the city such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, approving budget appropriations, and developing an overall vision. To learn more about the members and the role of the Battle Ground City Council visit www.cityofbg.org/council.


Attached Media Files: Councilmember Pro Tem DesRochers , Councilmember Brian Munson w/ wife Lauren
Deputies Investigate Crash Silverton Road (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/19/16 11:28 AM
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Today around 7:30 a.m., deputies were called to investigate a two vehicle crash on Silverton Road NE just west of the Silverton city limits. After a lengthy investigation that closed Silverton Road for nearly three hours, deputies have determined the following.

Jonan Kovac, age 28 of Salem and his passenger Torin Eliap, age 31, also of Salem were driving in their Chrysler 300 east toward Silverton on Silverton Road. According to witnesses Mr. Kovac crossed the road into the west bound lanes and as he corrected struck a west bound car head on.

The second car a Chevrolet Malibu, being driven by Janelle Gasper, age 44, of Silverton, sustained heavy damage from the collision, requiring Ms. Gasper to be extricated from her vehicle by fire personnel. Ms. Gasper and Ms. Torin were both taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

Mr. Kovac was not injured and was eventually arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail for the crime of DUII, and two counts of Assault III. At the jail Mr. Kovac's blood alcohol level was determined to be nearly twice the legal limit.

"Driving intoxicated is a problem we face daily in Marion County," stated Sgt. Todd Moquin of the Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team. "That is why we participate in grants that allow deputies to work shifts specifically dedicated to detecting and arresting intoxicated drivers." "This weekend we are adding these patrols to our streets to increase the safety of our visitors and residents." These grants are made possible through a partnership with the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Mr. Kovac's mug shot will be available via our web page once he has been processed.


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Man Arrested for Breaking into Car and Masturbating in Public
Corvallis Police - 07/19/16 10:14 AM
On July 18, 2016, at 9:49 pm Corvallis Police Department officers responded to the Carmike Cinemas at 750 NE Circle Blvd when a couple returned to their vehicle after watching a movie and found a naked male sitting in the front passenger seat. They called 911 and did not confront the male. Officers arrived on scene and found 32-year-old Morgan Morris of Corvallis sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle with his shorts pulled down around his ankles and his feet on the dashboard. Morris was observed by officers masturbating while in the vehicle and he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a bottle of vodka and methamphetamine paraphernalia belonging to Morris. Morris was taken into custody and lodged at the Benton County Correctional Facility for Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Public Indecency, Criminal Mischief III, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine on $53,500 bail.

Below is a link to Morris's booking photo:
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1600001194
Employment in Oregon June 2016 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 07/19/16 10:00 AM
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Rises in June, Job Growth Continues

Oregon's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in June, an increase from May's rate of 4.5 percent. One significant factor in the rise of the unemployment rate was a large increase in Oregon's labor force, which reached an all-time high of 2,053,000. Despite the increase in June, Oregon's unemployment rate remained significantly lower than the June 2015 rate of 5.8 percent.

Oregon's 4.8 percent unemployment rate in June remained close to the national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. Like Oregon, the U.S. rate also increased in June, rising from 4.7 percent in May.

Oregon's payroll employment added 3,000 jobs in June after a revised gain of 2,500 in May. Private educational services added 1,700 jobs, while professional and business services added 1,400. Meanwhile, several industries each added between 500 and 900: government (+900 jobs), retail trade (+700), construction (+600) and wholesale trade (+500). Leisure and hospitality cut 1,000 jobs in June, while three other industries each cut at least 600 jobs: health care and social assistance (-900 jobs), financial activities (-700) and manufacturing (-600).

Taking a longer-term view, payroll employment grew by 59,500 jobs since June 2015. The resulting over-the-year job growth rate was 3.3 percent in Oregon, much faster than the national job growth rate of 1.7 percent. Oregon's over-the-year job growth has consistently outpaced the nation since 2013.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the June county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, July 26th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for July on Tuesday, August 16th.??NLG

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted.

The Oregon Employment Department and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) work cooperatively to develop and publish monthly Oregon payroll employment and labor force data. The estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other sources.

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. This month's release incorporates the October, November and December 2015 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.

The pdf version of the news release, including tables and graphs, can be found at www.QualityInfo.org/press-release. To obtain the data in other formats such as in Excel, visit www.QualityInfo.org, then within the top banner, select Economic Data, then choose LAUS or CES. To request the press release as a Word document, contact the person shown at the top of this press release.

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. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.


Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon June 2016 News Release
Health advisory issued July 19 for water contact at D River Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 07/19/16 9:37 AM
July 19, 2016

The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at D River Beach, located in Lincoln County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water should be avoided in this area until the advisory is lifted, especially by children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at D River Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at http://www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003 state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. State organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Department of Environmental Quality and Parks and Recreation Department.

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Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour Coming to Lansing Park
City of Salem - 07/19/16 8:38 AM
Monday, July 18, 2016 -- Salem, OR -- The Treat and Greet Neighborhood Bus Tour is coming to the Lansing Neighborhood on Friday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for the big bookmobile bus.

Do you want to have a say in future planning that will affect the Lansing and NE Salem Community Association (NESCA) Neighborhoods? Do you have questions for City Staff? Stop by Lansing Park for a free ice cream treat! You'll also have the opportunity to share ideas and concerns, ask questions, and even sign up for a library card.

NESCA and Lansing Neighborhoods are partnering with the City of Salem to prepare a new neighborhood plan. The project is called Envision and once complete, it will capture the two neighborhoods' priorities for the future, addressing a wide range of topics such as housing, transportation and parks.

A City planner with the Envision project along with staff from Neighborhood Services, Parks, Code Compliance, and the Library will be in attendance. Lansing Park (formerly Eastgate Basin Park) is located at 3203 Hawthorne Avenue NE.

Hablamos Espańol.

For more information, contact Neighborhood Services, 503-588-6207.
Stolen Dog Returned to Owner in June -- Helpful Tips to Prevent Theft (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/19/16 8:00 AM
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On June 23, 2016, East Precinct officers arrested a driver in a stolen car. Other occupants of the stolen car claimed ownership of a dog and they were released from the scene. None of the occupants had any permanent address.

On June 29, the victim of the car theft called police to find out of her dog "Vam" was with the stolen car at the time of the vehicle's recovery. The car theft was initially reported in Lake Stevens, Washington.

The arresting officers took the information from the victim and began checking several locations in East Precinct where they thought people might have information about the location of Vam. Officers were successful in their search and ultimately located Vam and confirmed his identity using his microchip and a local veterinarian.

The victim came to Portland from Lake Stevens and was reunited with Vam at East Precinct.

In Oregon, Theft of a companion animal is a Class C Felony crime.

Microchips and GPS collars are two ways to help protect your pet from theft. Fido Friendly Magazine also offered several helpful tips to prevent theft: http://www.fidofriendly.com/blog/how-to-prevent-your-dog-from-being-stolen-expert-weighs-in

Additional resources on pet licensing lost & found and other services can be found at the Multnomah County Animal Services (https://multcopets.org/) and the Oregon Humane Society (http://www.oregonhumane.org/)

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Future Connect celebrates success, spreads its reach (Photo)
PCC - 07/18/16 7:33 PM
State Rep. Tobias Read poses with Future Connect students in 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- There are 1.3 million reasons why the Future Connect Scholarship Program's own future is looking bright.

The PCC Foundation-funded program that breaks down barriers to college for low-income, first-generation students was awarded a $1.3 million grant from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to broaden the reach and impact of its services in the Portland area. The money is part of the statewide initiative HB 3063 ("Aspirations to College"), which recently disbursed $3 million to similar community college programs throughout the state.

"This grant will help us expand and deepen services to students across all PCC campuses," said Links Program Director Pam Blumenthal. "We also look forward to collaborating with other community colleges across Oregon who are implementing similar programs."

The funds will help the Foundation broaden the reach and impact of Future Connect by providing nearly 3,000 students with critical services and support. This includes 480 new students being able to access coaching, instruction and transfer assistance as result of the new money. And, program staff can provide outreach services to more than 2,500 high school students residing within PCC's service area.

Besides growing the number of students served, Future Connect staff will increase from eight to 13 by the end of the summer. The new staff include college success, recruitment and transfer program coordinators, and a data analyst.

"The Future Connect team is excited about how the grant will positively impact our capacity to serve students better, earlier and further into their college careers," said Josh Laurie, PCC Future Connect manager.

In addition, some of the grant money will go toward bolstering other college programs that serve similar student groups. These include PCC's Fostering Success and Project DEgree programs, as well as funds for the purchase of 47 laptops available for check-out by all PCC students at college libraries.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Future Connect Program has had 1,200 students come through its doors. Thanks to contributions from the cities of Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro and donors, the program is thriving. Future Connect provides scholarships, in-depth advising and college success coaching to low-income and first-generation students so they have a guided path through college, all the way to completion of a certificate or degree.

To mark its five years, Future Connect leaders will pursue an external evaluation of the program to measure its impact and to determine areas of improvement. It will also work with the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development and other state agencies to collaborate with the other eight community colleges who received funds through HB 3063 and learn more about how they are implementing their resources.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, 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: State Rep. Tobias Read poses with Future Connect students in 2015
Creating a person-centered behavioral health system that delivers better outcomes is cornerstone of OHA Behavioral Health Collaborative
Oregon Health Authority - 07/18/16 4:39 PM
July 18, 2016

On July 14, Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton convened the first in a series of meetings to be held over the next six months to develop an action plan for improving and strengthening Oregon's behavioral health system in Oregon. A prioritized list of recommendations will go to the Legislature in November.

The collaborative includes 40 leaders in behavioral health from across the state and 10 leaders from state agencies who provide support for Oregonians struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders. Members represent a diverse group of stakeholders, including human services, education, housing, coordinated care organizations, commercial insurers, tribal health representatives, law enforcement and advocacy organizations.

"There is no greater privilege to me than working with this team to create a 21st century integrated behavioral health system for Oregonians," said Saxton. "Our work will be informed by data and best practices, emphasizing cross-agency collaboration and culminate in prioritized recommendations to build an economically sustainable results-driven system for Oregonians."

The collaborative will chart a course for excellence and sustainability in person-centered behavioral health services across systems. Over the past year, the Oregon Health Authority has collected data and engaged the community to build the foundation of information to define the current state of behavioral health services provided to Oregonians.

The next collaborative meeting is scheduled for July 28 in Portland. Because this is a working group, time will not be allocated for public testimony.

More information about the Behavioral Health Collaborative can be found on the OHA website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/Pages/strategic.aspx. Public comment may be submitted by completing the form "Discussion Questions for Public Comment" and emailing it to BH.Collaborative@state.or.us. For more information, contact Sarah Lochner, legislative coordinator for behavioral health programs, at sarah.j.lochner@state.or.us.

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Deputies Capture Man After Daytime Burglary (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 4:23 PM
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Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 4000 block of Adobe Avenue SE after a home owner came home to find a male exiting his residence. Leon Davis, age 35, ran from the residence with a rifle he stole from the homeowner's house.

Mr. Davis fled through several back yards until he made it to his mother's house in the 300 block of 49th Avenue SE, where he hid the rifle and then fled once more. From his house, Mr. Davis ran to a nearby residence where he entered an unlocked back door but when he attempted to exit the front door he could not get the door to open. Mr. Davis attempted to flee back out the backdoor but was captured by waiting deputies.

When deputies searched Mr. Davis's home they recovered the rifle and a motorcycle that was stolen earlier in the week from Salem. Mr. Davis had outstanding warrants for his arrest and is a client for burglary. Mr. Davis is being taken to the Marion County jail for several felony crimes which include two counts of Burglary I.

Additionally Mr. Davis's girlfriend, Katlin Wiggins, age 27, was also arrested for outstanding warrants and she is also a client for burglary. Please watch our jail roster for Mr. Davis and Ms. Wiggins official charges and booking photos.


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Shooting Investigation Underway in King Neighborhood - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 07/18/16 4:15 PM
On Monday July 18, 2016, at 3:01 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 5700 block of Northeast Mallory Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire and spoke with several witnesses, who told police the heard several shots and saw a smaller white car speed away.

No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals and there is no reported damage.

Officers at the scene learned that the shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute among known individuals.

No suspects were located at the scene and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Fire season to start July 21 in NW Oregon Forest Protection District
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/18/16 4:07 PM
Fire Season will officially begin 1 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Northwest Oregon Forest Protection District. This will affect all lands protected by ODF in the Tillamook, Astoria, and Forest Grove districts, which encompass Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, Columbia and Multnomah counties, as well as portions of Lincoln County. The fire season declaration applies to state, private and Bureau of Land Management forestlands.

When the Proclamation is prepared it will be posted to:
www.oregon.gov/odf/pages/FIRE/precautionlevel.aspx

With fire season in effect, forest operators must have required fire equipment at the site of their operation, and are reminded to inspect their fire equipment to ensure it is ready and can pass inspection. Operators must also provide fire watch on each operation after equipment is shut down at the end of operations each day (see attached waiver). Fire season rules also prohibit smoking while in or traveling through any "operation area" and prohibit the use of fuse and caps for blasting on forestland.

Fire Weather Zones NW-1, NW-2 and NW-3 will start out at Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1, effective July 21. IFPL changes and fire season information may be obtained by contacting the nearest ODF office.

For the general public, burning permits are required for open pile burning and burn barrels. Residents who live within a City Fire Department District or Rural Fire Protection District should contact their local fire department for burn permit requirements.

In Tillamook County, ODF issues burning permits for open pile burning and burn barrels. Effective July 15, a county-wide ban on open pile burning went into effect, and no permits are being issued for open pile burning. Burn barrel permits may be obtained until July 31, 2016. There is no fee for the burn permit, but an on-site inspection with the landowner is performed prior to issuing a permit. Information about burning permits and how to obtain one is available by calling ODF, 503-815-7056 (24-hr. line), or contact the local fire department.

Effective Aug. 1, all burning will be banned for all of Tillamook County. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and complete all burning prior to the ban.

For those who live outside of Tillamook County, check with the local ODF office or local fire department to find out burning restrictions for your county.

It is also a good reminder that fire can be a hazard at anytime of year if steps are not taken to use fire safely. Whenever you use fire, whether for debris burning or enjoying a campfire, follow these steps to prevent your fire from turning into the next wildfire:

- Never leave your fire unattended.
- When burning debris, always have a hose and shovel at the fire to prevent it from spreading.
- Check with your local fire protection agency prior to burning. (Most Rural Fire Protection Districts require a burn permit year round.)
- If camping, ensure your campfire is in a designated area.
- Always make sure your campfire is out cold before leaving.
- On the beach, keep your campfire far from beach grass and drift wood piles.

Forest users may obtain information about state forestlands, industrial fire restrictions and public fire restrictions by contacting the local ODF office or through the ODF website, blogs and social media:
Tillamook District office, 503-842-2548
Forest Grove District office, 503-357-2191
Columbia City Unit office, 503-397-2636
Astoria District office, 503-325-5451
www.fgdfire.com
http://tillamookstateforest.blogspot.com/
www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry
https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

IFPL LEVELS:

I. Closed Season
Fire season requirements are in effect. In addition to other fire prevention measures, a Fire Watch is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.

II. Partial Hootowl
The following may operate only between the hours of 8 and 1 p.m.
- powersaws except at loading sites;
- cable yarding;
- blasting;
- welding or cutting of metal.

III. Partial Shutdown
The following are prohibited except as indicated:
- cable yarding - except that gravity-operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers.
- powersaws - except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.

In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M.:
- tractor/skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fire line are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start;
- mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material;
- blasting;
- welding or cutting of metal;
- any other spark-emitting operation not specifically mentioned.

IV. General Shutdown
All operations are prohibited.
Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/18/16 4:01 PM
James Howland
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Monday in a local area hospital. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation.

James Howland, 27, was transported off-site for medical care Friday, July 15, 2016. He was pronounced deceased on Monday, July 18, at 3:27 p.m. He had been housed at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.

Howland entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on August 12, 2014 on four counts of unlawful use of a vehicle in the first degree out of Marion County. His earliest release date was January 23, 2023.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.

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Attached Media Files: James Howland
Lebanon Fire District Badge Pinning Ceremony (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 07/18/16 3:53 PM
Lieutenant Brent Gaskey
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Lebanon Fire District Badge Pinning Ceremony

The Lebanon Fire District (LFD) will have a badge pinning ceremony to honor two new employees and four promoted employees. The ceremony will be at the LFD Board of Directors Meeting on July 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM at the Main Fire Station - 1050 W. Oak St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

On June 20, 2016 LFD hired two new employees to work on Medic 71 -- a joint ambulance venture with Albany Fire Department.

Trevor Daley -- Trevor was born and raised in Salem, Oregon and attended South Salem High School graduating in 2004. He has been attending Chemeketa Community College pursuing degrees in fire suppression and emergency medical services and is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Prior to coming to LFD, he volunteered with Marion County Fire District #1 and continues to work part-time for Chemeketa Community College and Lyons Rural Fire District. In his off time Trevor enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Emily, hiking, backpacking, and taking short trips on his motorcycle. Trevor says, "I am very excited to be working for LFD and to be among the first single role EMTs. I look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling future with Lebanon Fire District."

Jacob Mellander -- Jacob was born in Arizona, but raised in Albany, Oregon since the age of two. He attended Albany public schools and graduated from West Albany High School. Jacob graduated with an AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services from Chemeketa Community College in 2012 and is a licensed Paramedic. Jacob and his wife Jennifer live in Lebanon with their 2 dogs. Prior to coming to LFD, Jacob was a Paramedic/Field Supervisor for Pacific West Ambulance in Lincoln County, Oregon. When he is not at work, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and their dogs, and loves to go fishing and crabbing on the coast, and spending time outdoors. Jacob says, "I am proud to be a part of the Lebanon Fire family and organization, and look forward to a long career here, and feel honored to have been hired."

On July 1, 2016 LFD promoted four employees to Lieutenant.

Nick Tyler -- Nick was born in Modesto, CA and moved to Sweet Home, OR with his family when he was 13 years old. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1997 and then spent four years in the US Navy. Nick has attended Linn-Benton Community College and Chemeketa Community College and has AAS degrees in General Studies, Fire Science, and Emergency Medical Services and is a licensed Paramedic. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University. Nick and his wife Rachel have been married for nearly 17 years and have two children -- Aiden (13) and Chloe (11) - and Gunner a three-year-old chocolate lab. Nick was hired by LFD in July 2007 as a Firefighter/EMT and appointed the position of Recruitment and Retention Coordinator in November 2015. When not at work Nick enjoys time with his family hunting, fishing, camping, and boating. He also coaches baseball, basketball and football.

Erin Nunes -- Erin was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon and graduated from Roseburg High School. She attended Umpqua Community College and Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA) and has AAS degrees in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services and is a licensed Paramedic. Erin and her husband John have two children; Sierra (6) and Davin (4). Erin was hired as a Firefighter/EMT for LFD in July 2007 and became an Engineer/Medic in July 2008. Erin says, "I am extremely excited and eager to be starting my new role as Lieutenant. This is a very thrilling time to be on the department, and I am looking forward to all the changes in the near future."

Brett Kibble -- Brett was born in Gresham, Oregon and moved to Lebanon with his family when he was six years old. He a grew up in the Lacomb area and attended Jefferson Christian school through his sophomore year of high school when he transferred to Lebanon Union High School where he graduated in 1992. Brett attended Linn-Benton Community College and Chemeketa Community College earning an AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services. He is a licensed Paramedic. Brett and his wife Leah have been married 12 years and have three children -- Abigail (10), Anabella (8), and Owen (6). He began his career with LFD as a volunteer firefighter at the Lacomb station 1993 as volunteer firefighter and was promoted to volunteer Captain by 2001. He was hired as a full time Firefighter/EMT for LFD in 2003 and became an Engineer/Medic in 2001. When not at work Brett enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, camping, cycling, golf and beer brewing.

Brent Gaskey - Brent was born at Lebanon Hospital and spent his early life in Sweet Home, with his family later moving to Tualatin, Oregon. His family returned to Sweet Home when he was in Junior High School, and he graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1991. He attended Linn Benton Community College for his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifications, and later attended Chemeketa Community College for his AAS degree in Emergency Medicine, and to become a nationally registered paramedic. Brent has been married to his wife Shawna for twenty years, and they have two children - Kelton (16) and Kaitlyn (13). Brent started with LFD as a resident volunteer in 1991, and became a full time firefighter/EMT with the district in 1996, later becoming an Engineer/Medic on A shift. When not at work Brent enjoys blacksmithing, spending time in Central Oregon, and coaching high school football. He is also involved with a number of committees for the City of Sweet Home, and involved with Valley Life Church in Lebanon.


Attached Media Files: Lieutenant Brent Gaskey , Lieutenant Brett Kibble , Lieutenant Erin Nunes , Lieutenant Nick Tyler , Paramedic Jacob Mellander , EMT Trevor Daley
City completes Cascade Park improvements, ribbon cutting July 20
City of Vancouver - 07/18/16 3:46 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Parks and Recreation Department invites neighbors to celebrate the completion of the improvement project at Cascade Park with a public ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. Cascade Park is located at 13003 S.E. 7th St., next to Crestline Elementary School.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and families are invited to come and try out the brand new playground equipment.

In March, the City hired Proex, LLC of Battle Ground, Wash., to complete a $461,900 improvement project at the park. The project added new playground equipment, pathways, an outdoor classroom and a nature play area to the park 3.5-acre park. The contractor also completed turf improvement throughout the park and removed dead trees.

The Evergreen School District contributed $88,000 to the project. The remainder was paid for using Park Impact Fees and City general fund dollars.

"This park illustrates the City's interest in continuing to invest in our parks system and our ability to find ways to fund these projects," said Chris Roper, Vancouver Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Chairperson. "The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission hopes Cascade area residents are as happy with the improvements as we are."

For more information about Cascade Park, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/cascade-park.

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PF&R Responds to a Fire at the National Weather Service's Portland Office
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/18/16 3:25 PM
Last night at 10:14 PM Portland Firefighters were called to the National Weather Service Portland Weather Forecast Office (5241 NE 122nd). Arriving fire crews noted heavy black smoke in the building. Firefighters searched the building to ensure that no one was trapped inside. While the search was conducted other firefighters located the fire in an office and extinguished it.

There were no injuries associated with this fire and fire damage was contained to the one office; however, fire crews noted significant smoke damage in several other areas of the building. A PF&R Fire Investigator determined that the cause of this fire was electrical and that it started in a computer. Damage from this fire is estimated at $15,000.
Elite Plastics Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary in Beaverton (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/18/16 3:18 PM
Elite Plastics is celebrating their 20th anniversary of calling Beaverton home. With more than 150 employees, the company continues to expand. (Photo/Elite Plastics)
Elite Plastics is celebrating their 20th anniversary of calling Beaverton home. With more than 150 employees, the company continues to expand. (Photo/Elite Plastics)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Elite Plastics recently celebrated 20 years at their current location on Millikan Way in Beaverton. Previously named Danegon Plastics, the company was started in 1985 by Dan Thurmond and Egon Steinborn. The business was originally housed inside a barn, two horse stalls, and two storage containers with a makeshift roof built in between. When this space became too small, Thurmond purchased a large army tent to support expansion. As the business grew, Danegon Plastics began to supply GM Nameplate (GMN) with injection-molded nameplates and other products. GMN purchased Danegon Plastics in 1995, rebranded it as Elite Plastics and moved it into a new facility in Beaverton where it still resides today.


"The city is proud that Elite Plastics has called Beaverton home for 20 years," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It is an honor to have a company of this caliber performing advanced manufacturing right here in our city with such an impressive product portfolio."


"I have been involved with the plastics industry for 51 years and can honestly say I am working with the best people in our industry," said Dan Thurmond, president of Elite Plastics. "I love seeing our parts in cars, aircrafts, hospitals, appliances and many other devices we use every day. I am proud to be part of a US company which has made a positive impact in so many areas. Beaverton has been a great city for us to conduct our business and we plan to do so for at least another 20 years."


Elite Plastics has come a long way since the 1980s. Today, the company is recognized as a leader in servicing highly-regulated industries with comprehensive injection and compression molded products, sub-assemblies, highly decorated parts and plastic machining. From its 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Beaverton, Elite Plastics serves the medical, automotive, aerospace and industrial industries. After 20 years, the company has grown to 150 employees and continues to expand. Dan Thurmond still leads Elite Plastics as its president, and recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbia River section of the Society of Plastics Engineers for his executive leadership and decades of accomplishments in the industry.


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Attached Media Files: Elite Plastics is celebrating their 20th anniversary of calling Beaverton home. With more than 150 employees, the company continues to expand. (Photo/Elite Plastics) , Elite Plastics has been located on SW Millikan Way in Beaverton for 20 years. Originally called Danegon Plastics, the company was purchased in 1995 by GM Nameplate. (Photo/Elite Plastics)
Tillamook Co. forestland classification mtg for fire protection set for July 29, in Tillamook
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/18/16 3:10 PM
The Forestland Classification Committee for Tillamook County will hold its first meeting July 29 in Tillamook to kick off a review of lands within the county to determine which should be classified as forestlands. The Oregon Department of Forestry's Tillamook District provides wildfire protection services to forestlands in the county, and a Forest Patrol Assessment on protected lands helps fund firefighting.

To facilitate this process, the Tillamook County Commission recently authorized and appointed a classification committee made up of members of the public, the State Fire Marshal's Office, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Oregon State Extension Office. Forestland classification for the purpose of wildland fire protection occurs at the county level. Classification changes do not increase ODF's fire budget. Rather, the classification review will help ensure that protection costs are fairly distributed. Typically, a review will result in removal of some lands from forest classification and addition of others, in response to land-use changes.

"This will be a 'kick-off' meeting where committee members will get to introduce themselves, and the classification process will be described in further detail," said Ed Wallmark, ODF protection unit forester.

The committee will examine all lands within the county, classifying lands as "forestland" or "not forestland" according to fire risk potential, vegetation type (fire fuel), community structure, and proximity to other forestland. The committee's efforts will help resolve issues pertaining to ODF's fire suppression role on forestlands and adjacent lands, and will become the basis for assessing the lands for the costs of wildland fire protection.

County landowners and the public will have opportunities at upcoming public meetings to learn more about the history, process and current status of the project. Upon completion of its work, the committee will present the results of the forestland classification project, identifying forestland in the county to be assessed for fire protection by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The meeting will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, at the ODF Tillamook District office, 5005 Third St., in Tillamook.

More information on the Tillamook County forestland classification review can be obtained by contacting Eddy Wallmark, Tillamook District, 503-815-7050, Edward.h.wallmark@oregon.gov.
Two Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 224 - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/18/16 2:49 PM
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On July 16, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 224 near milepost 34 (just east of Estacada).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Chrysler Sebring was traveling westbound on Highway 224, when it veered off the roadway, over-corrected and crossed into the eastbound lane. The Chrysler struck an eastbound 2008 Dodge Charger head-on.

The driver and sole occupant of the Chrysler, Joshua R. RICHARDS, age 34, of Portland, was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Dodge, Keith C. PIERCE, age 35, of Mulino, was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and was being treated for serious injuries. Two adult passengers, Alex J. DAUL, age 34, of Portland, and Mandy L. ALTON, age 34, of Oregon City, were transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A fourth occupant, an eleven year-old male passenger in the Dodge, was found unresponsive and an OSP Trooper arrived and began CPR. He was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University and was being treated for serious injuries.

The fifth occupant of the Dodge, an eight year-old male passenger, succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The highway was closed for about four hours while investigators completed a reconstruction of the crash scene. ODOT established detours in the area during the closure.

Alcohol consumption is being considered as a contributing factor in the crash. OSP was assisted by Estacada Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Multi-Agency Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Team.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joint speed enforcement mission nabs aggressive and speeding drivers on I-84
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 2:35 PM
On Sunday July 17th, 2016 members of the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office partnered for the third year in a row to target aggressive and speeding drivers on I-84. Deputies and Portland Police Officers stopped 93 vehicles during the mission and 88 citations were issued, top speed during the mission was a motorcycle at 100 mph. Two drivers were arrested for outstanding warrants.

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety about 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel in January 2016. These unsafe behaviors include driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, speeding, running red lights or not wearing a seat belt. These disturbing results come as nearly 33,000 Americans died in car crashes in 2014, and preliminary estimates project a nine percent increase in deaths for 2015.

The same report shows that about 48 percent of all drivers reported going 15 mph over the speed limit on a freeway in January of this year, while 15 percent reported doing it on a regular basis. Previous research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that speed plays a factor in nearly 10,000 deaths per year. Drivers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed at higher speeds and speeding increases the risk of being in a crash because there is less time and distance available to respond. On average a daytime driver takes 1.5 to 1.6 seconds to respond to an event that occurs, this perception reaction time increases to 2.5 seconds during nighttime or limited visibly.

In July 2016 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. According to the study the most alarming findings show that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver.

"Inconsiderate driving, bad traffic and the daily stresses of life can transform minor frustrations into dangerous road rage," said Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly."

A significant number of U.S. drivers reported engaging in angry and aggressive behaviors over the past year, according to the study's estimates. Over 51 percent of drivers reported intentionally tailgating, 47 percent reported yelling at other drivers, 45 percent admit to honking to intentionally annoy other drivers and 24 percent admit to intentionally cutting off or blocking other vehicles.

AAA offers these tips to help prevent road rage. Don't be offended, be tolerant and forgiving but must important do not respond to aggressive drivers. Avoid eye contact, maintain space around your vehicle and contact 911 if appropriate.
Salem Police to host National Night Out kickoff party tomorrow
Salem Police Dept. - 07/18/16 2:25 PM
The Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is hosting its 10th annual National Night Out Kickoff Party tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the city hall atrium just outside the police department at 555 Liberty ST SE, first floor.

"We're proud to host this 'pre-party party' to help boost community enthusiasm about hosting a neighborhood block party for National Night Out which is Tuesday, August 2, 2016," said Crime Prevention Officer Mark Jantz. The kick-off party will be the place for last minute block party planners to register their gathering, and submit or confirm their street closure permit.

Said Jantz, "We are able to hold this event thanks to our sponsors, such as The Home Depot. "We respect what they do for the community," said The Home Depot's Brian Scott, southeast Salem store manager. "The partnership has been incredible," added Scott. Other partners include Target Stores who provide raffle prizes for the attending registered block party hosts. Several of our other partners in crime prevention will be there distributing brochures and information which hosts can give out to their neighbors at their block party."

At the kickoff, block party hosts who have already registered their party with the police department can pick up their commemorative gift (one per party, while supplies last).

Neighbors interested in hosting a National Night Out block party may come to the event for last minute registrations, or may do so online at www.cityofsalem.net/nno.

For more information contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.

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Supporting our Youth and Community
Sheridan Fire District - 07/18/16 2:03 PM
We will be holding an open house for the community August 2nd, 2016. This is a great chance for our community and others to come see the what we are about and ask any questions they might have. We will setup the Kid's Firefighter Combat Challenge, station tours, Fire Truck Tours, Fire Prevention Games and more.

This summer the Sheridan Fire District and West Valley Fire District hosting a toy drive to help out the children at Randall's Children Hospital in Portland. We are collecting new unwrapped toys through August 10th, 2016 at 7PM. We are also would like to thank the community for the toy donations we have received so far. The toys are going to be delivered by our firefighters on August 11th at 4PM. We are planning on driving the toys up and delivering them in person.

For additional information about either event please contact 503 843-2467.


Attached Media Files: SFD flyer
OSP Seeking Public's Assistance with Assault and Robbery Case - Sauvie Island
Oregon State Police - 07/18/16 1:21 PM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) are investigating an assault and robbery that reportedly occurred on July 13th, 2016, sometime between 7:00 PM and midnight at Walton Beach on the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area. The victim was reportedly held down by two individuals and pepper sprayed while they stole items from a backpack. The suspected assailants are described as follows:

Suspect #1:
White
Male
Adult
In his 20's
Thin
Shaved head
A single cross tattoo under each eye
A large face tattoo, red in color starting at the left brow and running along the left side of his face.
Possible additional tattoos on arms.

Suspect #2:
White
Male
Adult
In his 20's
Approximately 5'11" tall
Husky
Dark hair

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Joe Dezso at 503-410-1503 or the OSP Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888. This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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Oregon's Health CO-OP individual members can apply their out-of-pocket costs to new plans
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/18/16 12:08 PM
Policyholders must choose new plan by July 31

(Salem) -- Starting today, Oregon's Health CO-OP members in the individual market can purchase a plan from a new carrier and get credit for any money they have paid toward their deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation placed the financially struggling CO-OP in receivership last week. All CO-OP plans will end Sunday, July 31, and the state will wind down CO-OP operations and liquidate the company. Oregon's Health CO-OP is a nonprofit consumer operated and oriented health insurer (CO-OP) formed under the Affordable Care Act.

"It is unusual for plans to be canceled in the middle of the year, so we have been working hard and thinking creatively about how to better this situation for consumers," said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. "Although CO-OP members will have to switch plans, they will not lose the money they already have paid into their plan for deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses."

Individual members can go to HealthCare.gov, call the HealthCare.gov call center, or work with their insurance agent to enroll in a new plan that will be effective Aug. 1. DCBS strongly encourages all CO-OP individual members reach out to their local agent or health insurance marketplace call center. Oregon insurers offering plans in the individual market have agreed to honor money already spent toward deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums, so consumers do not have to start over on their new plans.

"We appreciate the willingness of Oregon's insurance companies to help us protect these policyholders, who have to switch plans through no fault of their own," Allen said.

Members can also buy plans directly from an insurer, but they will not be able to receive tax credits and other financial help unless they purchase a plan through HealthCare.gov. Consumers must pay the premium to their new insurer for the plans to take effect.

For employer groups, they should work with their agent to find a new plan. Group enrollees may have to start over on their deductibles and out-of-pocket costs, depending on the new carrier. New group plans will be effective through Aug. 1, 2017.

"We realize this is a tight timeline for CO-OP members to choose a new plan, so we are prepared to do everything we can to help and ensure there are no gaps in coverage," said Berri Leslie, administrator of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace.

The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace will be calling, emailing, and mailing information to CO-OP members over the next two weeks. Marketplace staff can also connect consumers with insurance agents who can help them choose a new plan. The call center will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends until July 31. Customers can call the Marketplace at 1-855-268-3767 (toll-free) or email info.marketplace@oregon.gov.

More information and questions and answers are available at http://dfr.oregon.gov/public-resources/Pages/co-op.aspx.

Oregon's Health CO-OP has about 22,000 health insurance policyholders in Oregon: 12,000 in the individual market and 10,000 in the small and large group markets.

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The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.dfr.oregon.gov.
Fatal Traffic Crash - Boyd Loop Road south of The Dalles - Wasco County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/18/16 11:51 AM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday night's single vehicle fatal crash along Boyd Loop Road, about 13 miles south of The Dalles, that resulted in the death of two occupants and injuries to three other occupants.

On July 17, 2016 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 1994 Chevy 1500 pickup driven by Tamara J. KUCHER, age 40, from Dufur, was traveling east on Boyd Loop Road near Highway 197, when for unknown reasons the driver lost control, traveled off the roadway into a ditch and rolled several times.

The driver, KUCHER, and pickup bed passenger, Hunter W. SPEARS, age 21, from Dufur, were ejected and both succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

The right front passenger, Marshall A. JOHNSON, age 32, from Dufur, was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles by ground ambulance with serious injuries. He was later taken by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital for treatment.

Two rear seat passengers, 17 year-old female juvenile and 16 year-old male juvenile, both from Dufur, were transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles for treatment of minor injuries.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Vadim Bogdanov is the lead investigator.

Alcohol, speed, lane safety and occupant safety are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Dufur Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the Mid-Columbia Fire Department.

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Columbia Springs Hosting Fundraiser, Honoring Founder in Wake of Record Setting School Year (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 07/18/16 11:47 AM
Education Coordinator, Jenna Kallestad, shows stinging nettle to guests during a guided nature hike at Columbia Springs.
Education Coordinator, Jenna Kallestad, shows stinging nettle to guests during a guided nature hike at Columbia Springs.
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Vancouver, WA (July 18, 2016)- Columbia Springs will be hosting their annual dinner & auction fundraiser called "Hooked on Nature" on Friday, July 29th, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club. Fabulous gift baskets and live auction items include a guided fishing trip, scenic plane ride, and coffee from Starbucks(C) for a year. All proceeds support programs and operations at Columbia Springs.

This year's fundraiser comes in the wake of a record number of students attending science-focused field trips to Columbia Springs during the 2015-16 school year. Over 4,400 students participated in the K-12 education program this past school year, up from 3,400 in 2014-15. Much of the success of the program can be credited to the relevance the Next Generation Science Standard-aligned curriculum has to classroom learning.

A founding member of Columbia Springs will be honored at Hooked on Nature this year, as he steps down from active board membership to become a board member emeritus. The theme of the fundraiser, "What's Your Legacy?" was inspired by reflection about this board member, who led the movement to save the Columbia Springs natural area from development in the late 1990's, and bring partners together to get kids outside and learning about natural sciences.

Tickets and information can be found at columbiasprings.org/hooked. Tickets are available for purchase until July 21st.

Hooked is presented by the Port of Vancouver.


Attached Media Files: Education Coordinator, Jenna Kallestad, shows stinging nettle to guests during a guided nature hike at Columbia Springs.
Mayor/City Council Salary Review Commission meeting July 20
City of Vancouver - 07/18/16 11:43 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver's Citizen's Commission on Mayor/City Council Salaries (a.k.a. Salary Review Commission) will hold a public meeting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

The meeting will take place at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. Free parking is available for visitors in the building's south visitor parking lot. If this lot is full, paid on-street parking is also available. Visitors should check in with the information desk upon arrival.

The Salary Review Commission was established by a City charter section approved by voters in 1994. Salary reviews are performed every other year to coincide with the City's budget cycle. The commission is comprised of five members of the community who are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the Vancouver 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. The commission must file the schedule of salaries for the mayor and council members with the City Clerk by May 1, 2016, for inclusion in the 2017-18 City budget. The Commission's first ordinance was filed on April 20, 2016, but was later repealed by the City Council. The Commission must reconvene to set a new schedule.

The City of Vancouver's downtown area is served by C-TRAN routes 2, 3, 4, 25, 30, 32, 37, 41, 44, 47 and 105 Express. Bus schedules are available at City Hall, the Citizens Service Center, and other public buildings. You may reach C-TRAN at 360-695-0123 for information on times, fares, and routes.

For more information about the City's Salary Review Commission, including links to meeting minutes and agendas, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/src.

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Local woman turns to cycling to help herself and others living with diabetes
American Diabetes Association - 07/18/16 11:40 AM
Kristin Steele will join hundreds of Northwest participants for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, Saturday, July 30

When Kristin Steele was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly nine years ago, she felt paralyzed.

"I started to believe in the power of the disease instead of myself," remembered Kristin. "I felt like I would always live a compromised life."

Diabetes affects 1 in 10 Oregonians and kills more Americans each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. With type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly destroys the cells that make insulin, a hormone needed to get glucose from the bloodstream to the body, causing high blood sugar levels. Without constant monitoring, high blood sugar can lead to kidney disease, heart disease, blindness and other serious complications.

"Diabetes can't be ignored. It's part of everything I do, something I think about and account for all the time," said Kristin. "I had to decide if I wanted to be a diseased person, or a person thriving despite a disease. I needed to do something to make myself believe in my body again."

So Kristin turned to cycling and started riding long distances. Four years ago, encouraged by her wife, Sam, Kristin signed up for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure, a cycling event to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association.

"I got involved with Tour de Cure as a way to be public about my disease, to raise awareness, and to raise money for a cure," said Kristin. "I realized that I had been quiet about it for long enough and that I wanted to own that part of my life in a different way."

This year, Kristin and her friend Kristy are riding the 69-mile route and have each raised more than $1,000 for the American Diabetes Association. They will join more than 800 riders, walkers and volunteers for the 25th Anniversary Tour de Cure on Saturday, July 30. The event will start and end at AmberGlen Park in Hillsboro, and includes six cycling routes ranging from 104 to 5 miles, and a 3 mile walk, with a goal to raise $500,000 to Stop Diabetes. To register, start a team, or find out more, visit diabetes.org/tourpdx.

"My family will be out on the route cheering us on like they always are," said Kristin. "It's a humbling day to know that all of that energy and support is directed at you. I don't take it lightly."

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Intel Volunteers Beautify Six Hillsboro Schools in Large Single-Day Effort
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 07/18/16 11:07 AM
More than 425 employees from the Product Development Group to assist schools through project completion and Intel's volunteer matching grants

July 18, 2016, Hillsboro, OR -- Six Hillsboro schools: Rosedale, Ladd Acres and Patterson Elementary Schools; Brown Middle School; and Glencoe and Hillsboro High Schools, will benefit from the Intel Product Development Group's (PDG) Global Day of Service on Wednesday, July 20, when more than 425 volunteers from the group will complete a variety of projects on their campuses.

Intel has a long history of service and partnership with the Hillsboro School District. Through its volunteer matching grant program, in which non-profit organizations are eligible to receive $10 per hour of Intel employee volunteer time provided a 20-hour threshold is met, the company has donated millions of dollars to Hillsboro schools. In 2015, Intel employees and retirees volunteer nearly 20,000 hours at Hillsboro schools, clubs, and athletic programs, which resulted in $194,000 in matching grants.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, volunteers will spend seven hours (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the schools sites completing the following projects:
Glencoe High School--126 volunteers--Landscape cleanup, pressure washing outdoor areas, washing windows and technology projects.
Hillsboro High School (Hilhi) --95 volunteers -- Painting, assembling new furniture, re-keying lockers, landscape cleanup, trash removal and technology projects.
Brown Middle School--97 volunteers--Landscape cleanup, painting, trash removal, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.
Ladd Acres Elementary School--46 volunteers--Drainage improvements on the playground, landscape cleanup, painting, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.
Patterson Elementary School--36 volunteers--Painting, landscape cleanup, technology projects and assisting teachers organize and clean classrooms.
Rosedale Elementary School--33 volunteers--Landscape cleanup, pressure washing outdoor areas, washing windows and technology projects.

Media are welcome and invited to attend the worksites to take pictures.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-07/107/96200/media_advisory_Intel_volunteers_beautify_six_schools_071816.pdf
NEW VIDEO & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Corrections Substance Abuse Program changes lives (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 10:06 AM
Lindsey Hood CSAP graduation
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VIDEO LINKS:
- On YouTube: https://youtu.be/hE3xMbm-zG4
- High-def .m4v on Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucn2dhwhbqt1mq4/CSAP.m4v?dl=0
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/vb.385638251522068/1052553178163902/
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Nearly 100 women have graduated from Clackamas County's Corrections Substance Abuse Program (CSAP) since it began in 2009. The innovative program helps women who are addicted to drugs and end up in the criminal justice system receive important treatment to begin a new life of sobriety.

Recently, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office profiled Lindsey Hood, a graduate of the program, on her journey through CSAP.

A former Trail Blazers dancer, Lindsey Hood had everything going for her -- until an addiction to heroin left her life in shambles. Two years later, Lindsey Hood has turned her life around. She hopes by sharing her story others may be motivated to get the help they need to live a clean and sober life without crime.

Here are links to the video story:
- On YouTube: https://youtu.be/hE3xMbm-zG4
- High-def .m4v on Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucn2dhwhbqt1mq4/CSAP.m4v?dl=0
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/vb.385638251522068/1052553178163902/

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY

Lindsey Hood is willing to do interviews with media. Interested media should contact Sgt. Brian Jensen at SheriffPIO@clackamas.us

More information on the Clackamas County Substance Abuse Program can be found here: http://www.clackamas.us/corrections/workrelease.html

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Attached Media Files: Lindsey Hood CSAP graduation
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to give refurbished bikes -- repaired by juvenile offenders -- to at-risk children; media invited (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/18/16 9:48 AM
Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes
Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will award bicycles refurbished by juvenile offenders to 18 children in need at Boones Ferry Primary School (11495 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville) on Wednesday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. Media is welcome to attend.

The Sheriff's Office donates unclaimed bikes from its Property Room to Love Inc. -- a local non-profit that takes donated items and repairs them to be donated back into the community. The bicycles will be given to children of incarcerated parents.

Love Inc. teaches offenders from the Clackamas County Juvenile Department to repair the bikes.

"This is the second time our office has had the opportunity to be a part of the bike donation," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We are grateful to partner with local non-profits like Love Inc. and Northwest Family Services that are truly making a difference in the lives of local children. Every kid needs a bike and to see the joy on their faces as they ride away is priceless."

A photo of Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes, is attached.

Sheriff Craig Roberts will ride his bike alongside deputies who will accompany children on their new bikes at the ceremony on Wednesday, July 20. Kids will enjoy snacks and have the opportunity to meet the Clackamas County Sheriff's office K-9 dogs and their handlers. Each child will also receive a helmet to go with his or her bicycle.

The bike giveaway is a partnership between Love Inc., Northwest Family Services, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Northwest Family Services supports programs focused on supporting individuals, families, and children ( http://www.nwfs.org/about-us ). The mission of Love Inc. in part is to respond to needs of those in the community and help in any way possible ( http://www.clackamasloveinc.org/ ). The partnership with Love Inc. and Oregon City Evangelical Church has been made possible by a Clackamas County grant serving vulnerable populations.

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Attached Media Files: Gerry Hines, who teaches the juvenile offenders to work on the bikes
Sun. 07/17/16
Update to:. Vancouver Police Seek Assistance Finding Missing Teenage Girl (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/17/16 11:01 PM
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The Vancouver Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating 13-year-old Patience Nicole Freimuth. Patience lives in east Vancouver, and was last seen on the evening of 7/12/2016 after going out with friends. Patience is 5 ft tall, 110 lbs, has blue eyes, and red-brown hair. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Patience Freimuth is requested to call 911.

Update info: Patience Freimuth was located Sunday evening after an alert citizen recognized her and made a report. Patience was returned directly to her family. The Vancouver Police Department thanks the many people who helped find her.


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Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/16 8:41 PM
Red Cross Disaster Responders had a follow-up call at 12:40p.m. Sunday to a multi-family fire that took place on Saturday July 16th. The fire occurred in the 4000 block of NE St. Johns Rd. in Vancouver. The fire affected 10 adults, 1 child and several pets. The Red Cross provided assistance with temporary lodging, assistance to address immediate temporary needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and SW Washington) responds to an average of two homefires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helpingvictims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Two People Injured in Shooting Early Sunday Morning in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 07/17/16 10:10 AM
On Sunday July 17, 2016, at 1:27 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Northeast 52nd Avenue and Prescott Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two gunshot victims - a male and a female. Both were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals for treatment to serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

Officers located a crime scene nearby, outside a home in the 5200 block of Northeast 55th Avenue, where some kind of underage party had been occurring at the time of the shooting.

No suspects were located at the scene and the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and Gun Task Force (GTF) are continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Man Arrested After Passenger Injured in Suspected DUII Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/17/16 9:45 AM
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July 17, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in which a passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for multiple crimes.

On July 16th, 2016 at 7:32 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a single vehicle crash in the 34000-block of SW Riedweg Road. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived, they found a green 1992 Toyota Camry on its top and down a ravine. Responding deputies located one of passengers and learned that the driver and a second passenger left the scene on foot. The two men who left the scene reportedly flagged down a car for help leaving the area. A few minutes later, the two were returned to the scene by the Good Samaritan.

Sheriff's Deputies determined that Randy Lopez-Perez, 22, of Beaverton was driving the Toyota at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve, causing the vehicle to roll down a ravine. Jesse Tarpley, 23, of Cornelius, was a passenger in the Toyota and was transported to OHSU with serious injuries.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Randy Lopez-Perez was lodged at the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Third Degree Assault, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.


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Red Cross Responds to Battleground Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/16 5:56 AM
At approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a fire in the 12000 block of NE 184th Street in Battleground, WA. The fire displaced 4 adults and 3 children and pets. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate basic needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/17/16 5:39 AM
At approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a multi-family fire in Vancouver, WA. The fire displaced 7 adults and many pets and occurred in 4000 block of NE St. John's Road. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary housing, assistance to address immediate needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Sat. 07/16/16
Head on collision in East county causes two fatalities and four others injured
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/16/16 11:55 PM
At 2045 today Estacada Fire responded to a two car head on motor vehicle accident. State Troopers who were first on scene found an unresponsive 7 year old in one of the vehicles. The Trooper performed CPR until fire and EMS crews arrived. The child was pronounced deceased on scene. With the aid of AMR and Life Flight, 5 others were transported to Portland area hospitals, 4 by air and one by ground ambulance. En route to the hospital, one patient died from injuries sustained in the accident.
At present HWY 224 is closed while law enforcement investigates the accident. The highway is closed just past the Memaloose Bridge. Traffic is being diverted toward Timothy lake.
Linn Deputies Investigate Death
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/16/16 8:30 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that the Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call at 6:35 a.m. this morning from Kevin Hansen, 57, reporting that his friend was unresponsive. Hansen told deputies he is transient and recently has been staying in the Scio area.

Hansen said that he and his friend, 55-year-old James Arthur Byrns, who is also transient, were driving in the Roger's Mountain area of Scio. Hansen told deputies that he noticed Byrns had passed out and immediately called 9-1-1 when he discovered Byrns wasn't breathing.

Medics from the Scio and Lebanon Fire Departments responded, as did deputies from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. Byrns was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital where he later died.

There were no obvious signs of foul play but the investigation into Byrns' death continues.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by members of the Linn County Medical Examiner's Office.
Update - Triple Homicide in Woodland
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/16 4:54 PM
UPDATE: 07/16/2016
Suspect LUYSTER, Brent was taken into custody by Cowlitz County Deputies and WSP Troopers at approximately 16:15 Hrs. today. Luyster was found in the Gold Ford Explorer on the Ocean Beach Hwy and was taken into custody without incident. Detectives with the Clark County Regional Major Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate. Nothing further will be released at this time. Much appreciation to the media and public for bringing attention to this homicide case, tips and information resulting in the apprehension of the suspect.
Sgt. Fred M. Neiman



On 07/15/2016 at 10:20 pm Woodland PD responded to a possible victim of a gunshot wound at the AM/PM on CC Street. Upon arrival they located a female with a gunshot wound to the face. Information was developed that the shooting had occurred at 4006 NW 417th Street, Woodland, this is in Clark County. Members of the Clark County Sheriff's Office and Southwest Regional SWAT responded to the 417th Street address and located three deceased victims at the residence.

Information indicated that the suspect in the Shooting is:

Brent W. Luyster 08/18/80
White Male 6-00 tall 200 lbs shaved head. Numerous tattoos
(See Attached Photo)

He may be driving a Gold Ford Explorer with a cargo rack Washington License ATD5294
Or a White Ford Explorer Washington License AYH9994

or a White Ford Explorer.
Luyster is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous.

If anyone has information please call 9-1-1

Information will be updated as it becomes available
Firefighters Rescue Two Hikers That Fell Down Embankment at Wilsonville Memorial Park (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/16/16 3:17 PM
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Just before 1:00 pm today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of an 87-year-old male who fell down a steep embankment while hiking along a trail at Wilsonville Memorial Park. The call to 911 indicated that the male was unable to climb back up the embankment.

Once crews arrived on scene, they discovered that the male was accompanied by a female that was also down on the riverbank, both unable to climb back up to the trail. The male and female had been hiking along a trail with their dog, when the dog fell down a 20-foot steep embankment onto the riverbank. The male and female went after the dog to rescue it. The uninjured dog was able to self-rescue and return back to the trail, leaving both the male and female unable to climb back up the steep terrain.

Firefighters rappelled approximately 20 feet and retrieved both hikers, assisting them back up to the trail.

The patients are unavailable for interviews at this time.

Temperatures outside are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants to remind everyone that if you find yourself in a similar situation, we encourage you to call for help. TVF&R crews are trained to perform a variety of rescues including rappelling down steep embankments.

To learn more about how we can assist you in an emergency, visit http://www.tvfr.com/index.aspx?nid=102


Attached Media Files: Crews rescue hikers 2 of 2 , Crews rescue hikers 1 of 2
Man falls 40 feet onto rocks, lays outside overnight (Photo)
Sandy Fire District - 07/16/16 12:43 PM
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Sandy, OR. On Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 06:44am Sandy Fire District and Hoodland Fire District were dispatched to 52780 Marmot Road at the old Marmot Dam site on the Sandy River. A mid-40's Sandy man had fallen approximately forty feet down a nearly vertical embankment onto rocks along the riverbank in a remote area of the Sandy River. The man was camping by himself along a trail above the river Friday night when he slipped and fell at about 11:00pm. The man laid on the rocks all night and was found by a fisherman this morning, the man had serious injuries and was conscious and alert.
The first units arrived on scene and Command was established. Paramedics from AMR's Reach and Treat Team and Sandy Fire District hiked in and were able to begin treatment to stabilize the patient and prepare him for transport. Members of the Clackamas County Regional Rope Rescue Team also responded and built a rope system to haul the patient back up the bank where he could be taken to an ambulance for transport to a Trauma Center. LifeFlight had been activated but had to abort due to poor weather conditions.
"The man was extremely lucky to have survived both the fall and laying out on the riverbank all night. The fisherman that found him did a great job and provided good information to responders" said Sandy Fire District Division Chief Scott Howland. "The citizens of Clackamas County are very fortunate that several fire departments participate in the Regional Rope Rescue Team and/or the Regional Water Rescue Consortium. The expertise and equipment these teams bring allow us to make safer and more efficient technical rescues."
Agencies participating in this rescue were Sandy Fire District, Hoodland Fire District, Estacada Fire District, Clackamas County Fire District #1, American Medical Response and the Clackamas County Sheriff's office. Photo's provided by the Sandy Fire District.
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Fatal Crash Highway 211 -- Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 07/16/16 10:14 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 211 in Clackamas County.

On July 14, 2016, at about 4:15 p.m., OSP troopers and EMS responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 211 near MP 22. Preliminary investigation indicates, that a 1961 Ford pickup, operated by Jacob DONDERO, age 33, from Caldwell ID, was northbound when it left the highway at a high rate of speed. The pickup rolled, coming to an uncontrolled rest in the brush approximately 20 feet off the roadway. The passenger in the vehicle, Anthony SCALLON, age 39, from Garland, TX, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Dondero was transported to OHSU for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Speed and alcohol use are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash. Troopers determined that neither occupant was wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

The highway was closed for nearly five (5) hours while troopers and members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office CRAFT team investigated the crash scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office CRAFT team, ODOT and local EMS.

No photographs for release.

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PF&R Extinguishes Early Morning 2nd Alarm Fire in SE Portland. (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/16/16 9:37 AM
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At 6:25 this morning, fire crews responded to an exterior fire at 13908 SE Stark St. When crews arrived at the business, they noticed smoke coming from the the side of the building and attic. A second alarm was called at 6:37 am. Fire crews worked to quickly extinguish the exterior fire and then went inside the building and onto the roof to extinguish the attic fire.

PF&R's Arson Squad have determined that the cause of the fire was a discarded cigarette left in bark dust. Employees reported that at approximately 5:30 pm yesterday evening, they put water on smoldering bark dust outside the building and assumed the fire was out.

PF&R would like to remind citizens to properly extinguish your cigarette butts. If you do find a bark dust fire and are unsure of how to properly extinguish it, call 911.


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Deputies Searching for Missing 82 Year Old Salem Man (Located) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/16/16 6:00 AM
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Mr. Sandvig has been found by a resident near Albus Road SE, he is uninjured and will be reunited with family shortly.



Our Search and Rescue Teams have been activated to assist deputies who are searching for 82 year old, Richard Sandvig of Salem who has been missing since around 2:00 a.m., Saturday morning. Mr. Sandvig is currently staying with his daughter in the 10000 block of James Way SE near Aumsville while he is recovering from a recent surgery. Mr. Sandvig may be attempting to head home to his residence in the 4000 block of State Street SE in Salem.

Mr. Sandvig is a white male adult, 5' 10" tall, 160 pounds, wearing a gray jacket, unknown color plaid pajama shirt, green camouflage pajama pants, green and neon yellow Under Armour shoes, black backpack and a black Seattle Sea Hawks baseball hat. Mr. Sandvig suffers from several medical conditions some of which cause him to become confused, if you see Mr. Sandvig please call 911.


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Fri. 07/15/16
Shooting Investigation Underway in Waterfront Park - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/16 11:11 PM
On Friday July 15, 2016, at 10:46 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance with gunfire in Waterfront Park, near Southwest Morrison Street. Officers in the area heard the gunfire prior to witnesses calling 9-1-1.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on the promenade, North of the Morrison Bridge. Officers also contacted one person suffering from a non-life-threatening injury, but it is unclear if it's due to gunfire.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect is a black male in his 20s, 5'9" to 6'00" tall, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a black backpack. Witnesses told police that the suspect was last seen running in the area of Southwest 2nd Avenue and Washington Street.

Officers are interviewing several people as part of the investigation.

No additional information is available this evening.

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UPDATE: Deputies are Seeking Help in Identifying Man (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/15/16 10:35 PM
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UPDATE: The mans family contacted authorities and we were able to reunite him with them.

Friday July 15, 2016 - Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking the publics help in identifying a man found by paramedics at NW Thompson Road and NW Kaiser Road.

At 4:42 p.m., paramedics located a man walking near the intersection of NW Thompson Road and NW Kaiser Road. He was not able to tell paramedics his name, where he lives and he had no identification with him. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital as a precaution.

The Sheriff's Office was contacted to assist with locating someone who knows or recognizes the man. He was wearing khaki pants and a khaki shirt. He also had a mag key and keys in his pocket. Please see attached picture of the man.

If anyone has information on his identity, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.


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Red Cross Responds to Vancouver Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/15/16 9:40 PM
Disaster Response Volunteers with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi-family in the 7800 block of 128th Ave. in Vancouver, WA. The response occurred at approximately 7:00pm and affected 2 adults and 2 pets. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary housing, assistance to address immediate needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Suspect Steals Rolex From Mall Jeweler (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/15/16 8:31 PM
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Tigard Police are investigating a theft which occurred Friday, July 15 at approximately 4:50 p.m. occurring at the Ben Bridge Jewelers located at the Washington Square Mall in Tigard. An employee of the store reported that a man entered the store and was inquiring about a Rolex watch. While inspecting the watch, the suspect allegedly ran from the store with the item. Tigard Police checked the area however the suspect was not located. Surveillance photos depict an adult white male in his 30s, approximately 5'8" and muscular build. No one was injured during the incident.

If anyone has information regarding the suspect or the incident, they are urged to contact Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677).


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Vancouver Police advisory regarding traffic congestion and street closures in west Vancouver on Saturday
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/15/16 5:51 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Saturday, July 16, 2016, multiple streets on the west side of Vancouver will be experiencing significant traffic congestion and street closures due to an event on Main Street. The street closures and traffic congestion are anticipated from 6:00 a.m. -- 11:00 p.m.

Main Street will be closed in both directions from Fourth Plain Blvd. to Evergreen Blvd. Drivers attempting to access to Main Street from Broadway or Washington will also experience multiple side street closures or limited access and should be prepared to take alternate routes.

Drivers traveling through the area are asked to obey all traffic control personnel, practice attentive driving and obey all pedestrian right of way laws as there will be large numbers of pedestrians in the area. Pedestrians should follow all pedestrian laws which include using marked or signaled crosswalks when crossing any street.

For attendees of the event who may be parking in any of the surrounding neighborhoods, do not block driveways or mailboxes.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Vancouver Chamber is Accepting Nominations for the 2016 "Business & Leadership Awards" until August 12th
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 07/15/16 4:44 PM
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) has released their 2016 "Business and Leadership Award" form online at vancouverusa.com. There are five awards available to Southwest Washington Businesses. Last year the GVCC renamed the "Community Builder Award" to the "Business of the Year Award." This award has two categories: one award for small businesses (defined as 25 employees or less) and one award for large businesses making a positive impact on the community. Individuals can apply for either the Community Champion Award or the Community Statesman Award. The fifth award available is the "Start-up to Watch" award (defined as a business in their first five years). The nomination forms are due on Friday, August 12th 2016 to the GVCC by 5pm.

Award finalists will be invited to the GVCC's Annual Officer Installation and Awards Event on Thursday, September 15th at the Hilton. There, the award recipient will be presented with a plaque. This is the fifth year for the GVCC's "Business and Leadership Award" program. Last year's winners include: Columbia Credit Union (Business of the Year -- Large Category), Schwabe Law Offices (Business of the Year -- Small Category), Trek Global (2015 Start-up to Watch), State Senator Annette Cleveland (Statesman of the Year), and Scott Campbell of Waste Connections (Community Champion). A full list of past award recipients can be found at: http://www.vancouverusa.com/pages/BusinessLeadershipAwards

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Hacienda CDC to hold free Foreclosure Prevention & Home Preservation Event on Aug. 10
Wells Fargo - 07/15/16 4:37 PM
PORTLAND -- Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is working with the nonprofit Hacienda Community Development Corp. to co-host a Foreclosure Prevention & Home Preservation Event in Portland on Aug. 10. The free event is intended to help Wells Fargo mortgage customers who are facing financial issues and delinquent in their loan payments.

"The whole premise is home retention: keeping customers in their homes. What can we do to help our customer sustain homeownership? If there's some kind of way we can provide assistance, we want to do that," said Charles Connor of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

The event will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hacienda's offices, 6700 N.E. Killingsworth St. Wells Fargo is encouraging its customers to register by Aug. 8 online at wellsfargo.com/attend. Registration is recommended but walk-ins will be welcome.

The event is open to anyone with a Wells Fargo mortgage. Potential attendees can call (866) 790-3276 for more information.

A customer should only need to spend about three hours at the event. It might take longer for Wells Fargo to reach a decision but the homeowner won't need to remain on site unless they choose to.

Customers will be asked to bring their loan documents. Wells Fargo will determine if the customer qualifies for the federal government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) or some other option that temporarily halts the collection process.

Participants will meet with a Hacienda housing counselor who will review the customer's situation and hardship. The counselor will suggest a workout option, such as a modification,
temporary forbearance or a loan restructuring so the customer can afford the loan payments.

A Wells Fargo underwriter will then review the file for potential options.

"If we have everything we need, we can make the decision right there. If we need more information, Hacienda will continue working with the client to get the necessary documents and submit them to us later," Connor said.

Serving Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo is the nation's leading originator and servicer of residential mortgages, offering home loans through the largest network of mortgage locations and bank branches, online, and via phone.

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Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue adds new look to vehicle (Photo)
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 07/15/16 3:49 PM
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Cowlitz County, WA- Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue (C2FR) has added a vibrant new look to one of their vehicles. C2FR purchased a used 2007 Ford Explorer from Cowlitz County motor pool and added a decorative wrap featuring red flames and a new department slogan "The desire to serve, the courage to act, the ability to protect". The SUV was featured in this year's 4th of July parade in Longview which generated some attention. The new wrap is intended to peak interest in volunteering for Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and was funded from a FEMA volunteer recruitment and retention grant that was awarded to C2FR in 2013. Wicked Wraps, out of Seattle, aided in the design and donated 10 percent of the total cost of the project. They intend to enter the SUV, for the service vehicle category, in an annual contest in "Signs of the Times" magazine next year. The SUV will be present at C2FR's informational open house at their Baker's corner station (22) at 5699 Ocean Beach Hwy in Longview on July 27th from 6 to 9pm.

Cowlitz 2 currently has 77 active volunteers, in addition to 33 career firefighters, and is always accepting applications. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue maintains five volunteer fire stations covering 152 square miles located in and around the cities of Kelso and Longview, Washington, between the cities of Castle Rock and Kalama on the I-5 corridor. Volunteers are assigned to a station depending on where they live. For more information on volunteering for Cowlitz 2 visit: www.c2fr.org or call (360) 578-5218.


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Health advisory lifted for Metolius and Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook
Oregon Health Authority - 07/15/16 2:42 PM
July 15, 2016

Reduced blue-green algae levels confirmed; continued caution with pets advised

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted the health advisory issued July 1 and extended July 8 for the Metolius and Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook, located 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County.

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of blue-green algae toxins are below guideline values for human exposure. However, the Oregon Health Authority recommends that people continue to be cautious with their pets in the lake because toxins are still above the very low exposure levels established for dogs.

Oregon health officials advise recreational visitors to always be alert to signs of algae blooms in Oregon waters, because only a fraction of the many lakes in Oregon are monitored for blue-green algae by state and federal agencies. People and their pets should avoid areas where the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, if a thick mat of blue-green algae is visible in the water, or bright green cells are suspended in the water column. If you observe these signs in the water you are encouraged to avoid activities that cause you to swallow water or inhale droplets, such as swimming or high-speed water activities.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. For information about advisories issued or lifted for the season, contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories."

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Oregon State Library Board Executive Committee Meeting, 7/26/16
Oregon State Library - 07/15/16 1:49 PM
The Executive Committee of the Oregon State Library Board will meet by phone on Tuesday, July 26. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting, which will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting may come to Room 205 at the Oregon State Library. To listen to this meeting via telephone, please contact Jessica Rondema for information (503-378-2464, jessica.rondema@state.or.us).

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
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
July 26, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Oregon State Library Room 205
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda

4:00 p.m. Report of the State Librarian Dahlgreen

4:30 Discussion of the Board Meeting scheduled for August 26, 2016 Bonebrake

4:45 Other business Bonebrake

5:00 p.m. Adjournment Bonebrake


NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
VA Schedules 2 Million Appointments Using Veterans Choice Program
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 07/15/16 1:00 PM
Improvements made in increasing access to Community Care, but more work to be done.

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP) has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for Veterans. More than two million appointments have been scheduled through the program.

"While two million appointments have been scheduled using the Choice Program and we are making progress, we will not rest until all Veterans who choose VA to be their healthcare provider are receiving the care they need, when they need it," said VA Secretary Robert McDonald. "We will continue to make strides towards an integrated care network, and I urge Congress to enact our Plan to Consolidate Community Care so we can continue to build upon our progress."

The Choice Act, which included the VCP, was passed in August 2014 to help Veterans access timely health care both within VA and the community. VA was required to implement a new, national program in just 90 days, with new requirements that complicated the way VA provides
community care. VA recognized many of these challenges very early in the implementation of the program and VA and all our stakeholders have been working together to make needed changes while implementing this new nationwide program.

VA has outlined a path to improve community care and create a program that is easy to understand, simple to administer, and meets the needs of Veterans, community providers, and VA staff. VA submitted this plan to Congress in October 2015.

Within the Plan are several legislative proposals that VA and Congress need to work on together to improve the experiences for Veterans and community providers.

- The first proposal would increase Veterans' access to community care providers by allowing VA to enter into agreements with local community providers.
- The second would streamline when and how much VA pays for health care services by having VA be the primary payer.
- The third fix would allow VA to more accurately account for healthcare purchased in the community.
- Finally, the last request is for funding and funding flexibility to improve access to care, reimburse the cost of emergency treatment, and create value-based payment models to best serve Veterans that need community care.

"VA is developing innovative ideas and solutions to enhance the Veterans experience and strengthen partnerships with community providers" said Dr. Baligh Yehia, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Community Care. "The Choice Program of today is a very different program than the one rolled out in November 2014. Many improvements have been made and we continue to work to deliver care to Veterans where and when they need it."

VCP PROGRESS TO DATE
- Over 2 million appointments scheduled using the VCP significantly increases Veterans access to care.
- Since the start of VCP we have seen a dramatic increase in utilization. From October 2015 to March 2016 VCP authorizations for care have increased 103 percent.
- Over the course of the last 12 months, the Choice Provider Network has grown by 85 percent. The network now has over 350,000 providers and facilities.
- Improved timeliness of payments to community providers by removing the requirement that VA receive the Veteran's entire medical record prior to payment.
Reduced administrative burden for medical record submission for community providers by streamlining the documentation required.
- To enhance care coordination for Veterans, we have embedded contractor staff with VA staff at select locations.
- Created dedicated teams from across the county to deliver community care improvements.
- VA has also partnered with Congress to change laws to improve the community care experience by:
- Removing the enrollment date requirement for Choice, allowing more Veterans to receive community care.
- Implementing criteria of 40-mile driving distance from medical facility with primary care physician to increase number of Veterans accessing the program Implementing the unusual or excessive burden criteria to increase access for Veterans that do not meet other eligibility criteria.
- Expanding the episode of care authorization from 60 days to up to one year to reduce the administrative burdens of Veterans,community providers, and VA staff.

"VA needs Congress's continued support to keep driving progress forward," added VA Secretary Robert McDonald. "Several legislative barriers remain which inhibit improvements outlined in our Plan to Consolidate Community Care Programs."
(http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/VA_Community_Care_Report_11_03_2015.pdf)
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Three Portland Men Arrested For Charges Related to Shooting in Columbia River Gorge- Hood River County * Update* (Photo)
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Three Portland men were arrested on Wednesday July 13, 2016 on charges in relation to a shooting that happened on the night of Tuesday July 12, 2016 on Herman Creek Road near I-84 in Hood River County.

The three men, AUSTIN GREGORY STEED age 20, CHANCE COREY PINKARD age 19 and DESHONE JAHEEL BROOKS age 21, all residents from Portland, Oregon were all lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault 1st degree and Robbery 1st Degree.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the three men drove to Herman Creek Road, which is near I-84 approximately 4 miles east of Cascade Locks on the night of Tuesday July 12, 2016. While at that location, the three met with CHARLES KANE JR., age 23 and CODY DALE RAU age 21, both from Portland, Oregon. KANE JR. and RAU had drove to the Herman Creek meeting site in separate vehicles. While at the Herman Creek location, KANE JR. was shot in the left arm.
KANE JR. and RAU left the scene in their vehicles and stopped along I-84 near the Wyeth interchange. From there, KANE JR. was transported to the Gresham area by RAU. KANE JR. and RAU were contacted by police in the Gresham area. KANE JR. was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

STEED, PICKARD and BROOKS were located in the area of the shooting by troopers from the Oregon State Police The Dalles Area Command and deputies from the Hood River Sheriff's Office.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing at this time. The Oregon State Police was assisted by deputies and detectives from the Hood River Sheriff's Office and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office as well as the Hood River District Attorney. No further information will be released pending authorization from the Hood River District Attorney.

Photographs provided by Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility.

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Shooting Investigation - Hood River County - 07/13/16

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a shooting that occurred along I-84 on Herman Creek Road, in Hood River County.

On July 12, 2016 at approximately 11:30pm, The Skamania County Washington 911 center received a report that a subject had been shot along I-84 west of Hood River. The emergency call was passed onto Hood River 911 center. Officers were able to locate the injured subject and arrange for transport to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers from OSP, the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River Sheriff's Office are in the process of conducting an investigation into the shooting. While the investigation is continuing, information gathered indicates that there is no threat to the general public in relation to this incident.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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City to host groundbreaking ceremony for waterfront pier on July 18
City of Vancouver - 07/15/16 12:07 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver will celebrate the start of construction of a new waterfront pier at a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m. Speakers will include: David Hodges, U.S. Senator Patty Murray's Office, Southwest Washington Director; Annette Cleveland, Washington State Senator; Sharon Wylie, Washington State Representative; Barry Cain, Gramor Development; and Timothy D. Leavitt, Mayor, City of Vancouver. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Entrance to the groundbreaking is off Columbia Way near Esther Street at the downtown Vancouver waterfront.

"This groundbreaking ceremony will mark an exciting moment in time as we begin to see the plans for the waterfront pier and park become a reality," said Mayor Leavitt. "This project represents a successful public/private partnership and a culmination of years of planning to create a world class waterfront park right here in the city of Vancouver on the shores of the Columbia River."

The unique, cable-stay pier was designed by nationally recognized public artist Larry Kirkland and will be the focal point of the surrounding waterfront park. The extraordinary design of the pier does not rely on traditional pilings for support but will be suspended 90 feet over the river from cables, creating a spectacular and distinctive landmark for Vancouver. Fisher Marantz Stone, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm, is creating a unique lighting design for the pier, park and its features. The City's contractor, Rotschy Inc. of Vancouver, starts pier construction work on July 18, with completion anticipated by the end of 2017.

The waterfront park construction will go out for bids in the fall of 2016. The 7.3-acre waterfront park, designed by PWL Partnership, will be the first new public park built within the city limits in more than seven years. This City-led project is supported by partner Gramor Development, along with state and federal agencies with additional grant funding provided by the State of Washington Recreation Conservation Office, Washington State Transportation Access Program, Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Commerce.

The pier groundbreaking follows a recent announcement by Kirkland Development of their plans to begin construction of Hotel Indigo next spring on Block 4 at the foot of Esther Street, and also Gramor Development's announcement of Twig's Bistro & Martini Bar as a tenant of a forthcoming restaurant building on Block 12 at the foot of Grant Street and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust as a primary tenant of an office building on Block 6, both of which are scheduled to start construction this fall.

To learn more about the waterfront park and waterfront development project, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/waterfront and www.thewaterfrontvancouverusa.com.
Prospective Students Invited to Pacific University During Oregon Private College Week, July 25-29 (Photo)
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FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University is proud to be among 12 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state opening their doors to prospective students and their families for Oregon Private College Week.

Governor Kate Brown declared July 25-29, 2016 to be Oregon Private College Week, a proclamation that cites the indispensable contributions of the state's private, nonprofit sector of higher education to Oregon's communities and to the state's 40-40-20 education attainment goal.

Students who register in advance and visit at least four institutions during the week will receive application fee waivers. Students may use these fee waivers to apply to any Alliance member college or university.

Together, Alliance colleges and universities enroll 19 percent of Oregon's undergraduate students, award 23 percent of Oregon's undergraduate degrees and confer 25 percent of the bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students in the state, including high-need fields such as STEM (20%), health professions (35%), business (24%), and public administration and social service (22%).

Together, the private nonprofit sector offers degrees in more than 240 fields of study, such as engineering and computer science.

Approximately 60 percent of students enrolled in Alliance member institutions graduates within four years, saving time and money. Governor Brown's proclamation also cites the economic contribution that Oregon's private, nonprofit colleges and universities make to the state's economy.

During Oregon Private College Week, prospective students and their families are invited to come ask questions, learn about academic programs and financial aid, meet experts in admission, and tour the campus.  College officials will also address common myths about private higher education:

    - Thirty-two percent of Alliance undergraduates qualify for federal Pell Grants based on income.

    - The Alliance member institutions are cost effective.  The average indebtedness of Alliance graduates is lower than the national average for private colleges and universities and similar to that of public institution graduates.

    - Ninety-two percent of first time, first year students receive financial aid, with an average grant and scholarship award of over $19,000.

According to research conducted by Eduventures, 71 percent of prospective students identify the campus visit as the most trusted source of information about a college.  There's certainly no better way for students to experience the "feel" of a campus and to discover their "best fit" for college.

Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. In addition to Pacific University, other participating institutions include Concordia University, Corban University, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Northwest Christian University, University of Portland, Reed College, Warner Pacific College and Willamette University. For more information, please visit oregonprivatecolleges.com.

About The Alliance
The Alliance represents 18 of Oregon's regionally accredited, nonprofit private higher education institutions. Together, Alliance colleges and universities enroll more than 37,000 students and deliver approximately 30% of all baccalaureate degrees and higher awarded in Oregon.  The Alliance intersects the needs of business and industry, private nonprofit colleges and universities, and the public good to create real solutions that build a more educated and skilled workforce for Oregon. For more information, please visit oaicu.org.

About Pacific University
Founded in 1849, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. Pacific offers prospective undergraduate students more than 65 programs to choose from in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and business disciplines. For more information, please visit pacificu.edu.




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Salem Health West Valley Foundation awards scholarships to two dozen students
Salem Health - 07/15/16 10:25 AM
The Salem Health West Valley Foundation announces that 24 students in medically related fields will receive scholarships for the 2016 to 2017 school year. The Foundation granted a total of $19,500 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in a variety of programs.

Recipients for the 2016 to 2017 school year:

DALLAS: Mitchell Bollman; Hayden Broadus; Jennifer Broadus; Leslie Classen; Amanda Dankenbring; Jessica Fenton; Brenda Hess; Cheyenne Locke; Shaymarie Parker; Abigail Teal; Savannah Williams; Elizabeth York
FALLS CITY: Mandy Graham
MONMOUTH: MaKenzie Davis; Sarah Solvedt
SALEM: Brooke Arceneaux; Rebecca Elmer; Kyle Lenz; Pierce Moon; Gerri Pratt; Stephanie Rodriguez; McKayla Ruettgers; Heidi Sunderman; Jillian Sunderman

This is the ninth year that the Salem Health West Valley Foundation has awarded scholarships. This year's scholarship awards were funded by the proceeds from the Foundation's 2015 Moonlight & Vines Gala. The 2016 Moonlight & Vines Gala will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at the Nesmith Readiness Center in Dallas. For ticket information, please call the Salem Health West Valley Foundation office at 503-831-3456.

The Salem Health West Valley Foundation is a charitable organization that supports programs and services at Salem Health West Valley. Its 15 member Board of Directors helps to raise funds and manage the resources of the Foundation. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org/wvhf.
Salem Health Foundation grants scholarships to 64 college students
Salem Health - 07/15/16 10:17 AM
The Salem Health Foundation announced that more than five dozen students in medical or medically related fields will receive scholarships for the 2016 to 2017 academic year. A total of $173,250 will be awarded to students pursuing degrees in a variety of medical programs.

Several named scholarships were awarded in honor or memory of local community members, including the Bailey physician scholarship, the Happ Jackson imaging scholarship, the Elmera "Tiny" Richardson nursing scholarship, the Sewell Family scholarship, and the Grayce & Glola Sigg nursing scholarship. In addition, the Salem Self-Help Nursing Scholarship was awarded through the Salem Foundation.

Recipients for the 2016 to 2017 school year:

ALBANY: Megan Nelson
AMITY: Megan Bortnem; Daniela Juarez Rodriguez
AUMSVILLE: Shelby Dewar; Ty Weber
DALLAS: Jennifer Broadus; Leslie Classen; Brenda Hess; Kimberly Jaeger; Whitney McMullin; Shaymarie Parker; Elizabeth York
FALLS CITY: Mandy Graham
GATES: Julie Minton
KEIZER: Erin Ibarra; Sharon Marsoun; Jason Mudrick
MONMOUTH: Valerie Alabdrabalnabi; Aubrey Hulse; Sarah Solvedt
NEWBERG: Lindsay Egeberg
SALEM: Paige Baldwin; Sara Banning; Hannah Bauer; Kelly Blanco; Nicole Blanco-Mills; Heather Boone; Tracy Broyles; Travis Chapman; Dillon Chase; Jon Deming; Joel Donley; Leah Eaton; Rebecca Elmer; Carol Hannibal; Dominik Heidemeyer; Daryn Jones; Hannah Kuizenga; Robin Large; Kyle Lenz; Benjamin D. Long; Amanda Lowe; Loung Ly; Teresa McCarrell; Stephanee Miller; Pierce Moon; Nduta Nyoro-Cayton; Gerri Pratt; Kelsey Rank; Stephanie Rodriguez; Christina Rodriguez; Zachary Smith; Heidi Sunderman; Jillian Sunderman; Nikki Thomas; Monique Vierra; Laura Vogt; Annette Whitney
SCIO: Rebecca Stine
SHERIDAN: Kaci Jones
SILVERTON: Brian Reif; Amber Williams
STAYTON: Brooke Jordan
SUBLIMITY: Renee Martizia-Rash

The Salem Health Foundation was established in 1968 by a group of Salem citizens interested in advancing health care through donations. It is a charitable, tax-exempt organization that supports medical and medically related projects of Salem Health. The Foundation's 15 volunteer directors help raise funds and manage the resources of the Foundation, while distributing the funds according to the wishes of those who have given. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org/foundation.
ODVA Lowers 20-year Home Loan Rate to 2.50 percent
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 07/15/16 10:06 AM
SALEM -- The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) has lowered its competitive home loan rates and is now offering a 20-year fixed rate loan starting at 2.50 percent with a 1.375 percent origination fee (2.685 APR).

Additionally, the program's 30-year loan rate is now starting at 2.75 percent with a 1.375 percent origination fee (2.781 APR) or 3.00 percent (3.031 APR) with no origination fee.

The ORVET Home Loan Program is a state of Oregon veteran benefit and is separate from the federal VA home loan guaranty program. Even if a veteran has purchased a home using the federal VA program, they may still be eligible for an ORVET home loan.

"The ORVET Home Loan Program continues to provide veterans one of the lowest home loan interest rates available to qualified home buyers," said Cameron Smith, Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. "Our new rates remain competitive with today's market and continue to provide our veterans a great opportunity to buy a home."

The ORVET Home Loan is a lifetime benefit for eligible veterans with a maximum loan amount of $417,000 for a single family, owner occupied residence.

For more information about eligibility and rate details, contact ODVA's Home Loan Department at 888-673-8387, or visit www.oregon.gov/ODVA/HOMELOANS.

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UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/15/16 10:03 AM
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The suspect killed in Thursday's home invasion robbery has been identified as 30-year-old Anthony James Lazarides (pronounced Lazz-uh-reedies). The Medical Examiner determined that he died of gunshot wounds.

The victim homeowner is a 45-year-old man who suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to one of his hands. He was treated and released from a Portland hospital and has cooperated with detectives. His name is not being listed for privacy and safety reasons.

Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying associates of Lazarides that may have been involved in the robbery.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate this morning's homicide in Southeast Portland.

The homeowner was treated and released from a Portland hospital and is cooperating with detectives.

Preliminary information indicates that the homeowner was the victim of a home invasion robbery involving multiple suspects. One of the suspects was killed inside the home and the others fled the area.

Very little information is available about the other suspects and detectives are continuing to follow leads in the case.

No arrests have been made and updates will be provided when they become available.

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On Thursday July 14, 2016, at 12:53 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8300 block of Southeast 64th Avenue on the report that an intruder was shot by a homeowner.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the homeowner, who was suffering from injuries that appeared non-life-threatening. The homeowner was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

Inside the home, officers located a deceased individual.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene and are in the early stages of an investigation.

At this point, no other details can be confirmed or shared about the incident. Updates are not expected to be released until late Thursday morning.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but will be available mid-morning for updates.

Anyone with information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Wells Fargo reports $5.6 billion in quarterly net income
Wells Fargo - 07/15/16 7:58 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $5.6 billion, or $1.01 per diluted common share, for second quarter 2016, compared with $5.7 billion, or $1.03 per share, for second quarter 2015, and $5.5 billion, or $0.99 per share, for first quarter 2016.

Chairman and CEO John Stumpf said, "Wells Fargo's second quarter results demonstrated our ability to generate consistent performance during periods of economic, capital markets and interest rate uncertainty. Compared with a year ago, we had solid growth in loans, deposits and customers, which are our fundamental drivers of long-term value. We also improved our efficiency ratio while continuing to reinvest in the franchise. We returned more capital to our shareholders in the quarter and were pleased to have received a non-objection to our 2016 Capital Plan from the Federal Reserve. We remain well positioned to continue to meet the financial needs of our customers."

Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry added, "Second quarter results benefited from our diversified business model, as demonstrated by higher linked-quarter net interest income, growth in many of our fee-based businesses and positive operating leverage. Earning assets increased in the second quarter, driven by growth in both loans and investment securities. Investment securities were up $18.5 billion in the second quarter, reflecting gross purchases of approximately $38 billion compared with $5 billion in first quarter. Second quarter purchases were made at interest rate levels above those available late in the quarter, after the 'Brexit' vote. We continue to have capacity for additional deployment of liquidity, but will remain disciplined in our investment approach. Capital remained strong with a net payout ratio of 62 percent in the quarter, as we returned $3.2 billion to shareholders through common stock dividends and net share repurchases."

To read the full earnings news release, go to wellsfargo.com.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Lincoln City
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/14/16 10:21 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at approximately 8 p.m. in the 2800 block of NE 47th St in Lincoln City, Ore. The fire affected one family, including one adult and one child. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Firefighters Respond to Toxic Exposure near Bridgeport Village (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/14/16 7:16 PM
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Just before 5:00pm this evening firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were called to a report of a toxic exposure inside a Lasik eye surgery clinic near the 7400 block of SW Bridgeport Rd. Initial reports to 911 dispatchers indicated that an employee had been exposed to potentially harmful gases used in the Lasik eye surgery procedure while changing out a gas cylinder. Due to the involvement of potentially hazardous materials responding firefighters requested that additional resources be added to the call, including TVFR's Hazardous Materials Team.

Firefighters from the Tualatin Fire Station, who are also part of the Hazardous Materials Team, arrived within minutes of dispatch and began to assess the situation. One patient was treated for minor symptoms as a result of the exposure to the gases, which included Fluorine and Helium used in the medical procedure. That patient was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for evaluation.

Hazardous Materials technicians made entry into the business to confirm that the leak had been contained. Firefighters were able to confirm that the employee was able to shut the valve off before exiting the structure. No other signs of gas were found in the building.

Neighboring businesses were not affected while firefighters operated on scene for approximately 1.5 hours.


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Vancouver Police warn public of firearm that may have been tossed by suspect during pursuit
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/14/16 6:44 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Sunday, July 10, 2016, the Clark County Sheriff's Office located an occupied stolen vehicle in a parking lot in the 14500 block of NE Fourth Plain Blvd. The suspect fled from the area and into the city limits of Vancouver where Vancouver Police began to pursue the fleeing suspect vehicle, which was eventually stopped in the area of SE 104th Ave. /St. Helens St. and the suspect was arrested.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit served a search warrant on the vehicle and located a .40 magazine and several .40 rounds. Detectives are warning the public that the suspect may have thrown a .40 semi-automatic pistol out of the vehicle window during the incident, which stretched across parts of Clark County near the northeast edge of the city of Vancouver limits and through sections of northeast Vancouver. The exact route of travel of the suspect is unknown as the suspect was able to pull away from pursuing law enforcement several times during the incident.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
***Update*** West Linn Police Statement Regarding Officer's Social Media Posts
West Linn Police Dept. - 07/14/16 6:02 PM
Update
Officer Newberry has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

(Original Message)

Today, July 14, 2016, at about 1230 pm we were made aware of certain Facebook posts made by one of our officers. An investigation into this conduct has been started to determine what if any policies of the West Linn Police Department and the City of West Linn may have been violated. This is an ongoing personnel issue and as such we cannot comment further at this time.

The West Linn Police Department takes allegations of wrong doing seriously and will take appropriate action to hold our members accountable. We work hard to maintain the trust of those we serve.
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet Thursday, July 28 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/14/16 4:47 PM
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 1 -- 2:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 165, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular commission business, a period for public comment announcements, commission appointments, a report out on the Pendleton Meet and Greet, and the creation of an agenda for August 11 joint meeting with the Oregon Disabilities Commission.

People can also call into the meeting or attend via webinar: Conference line: 888-363-4735; participant code: 3439085.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at Kelsey.Gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.
Agencies extend deadline for Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee application process to July 21
Oregon Health Authority - 07/14/16 4:40 PM
July 14, 2016

Portland -- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority are extending the deadline to July 21 for accepting applications for community stakeholder positions on the Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee. The agencies have learned that an additional week is important to allow full participation.

The application process is the result of the two agencies' efforts align air toxics regulations with public health, based on community input from a 14-day comment period that closed May 27. That community input helped identify key additional positions on the advisory committee to better ensure representation of diverse community interests. Every public comment was factored into the process.

To fill the 10 open advisory committee positions, DEQ and OHA are seeking applications from qualified parties representing neighborhood groups, small businesses, unions and people with technical or academic expertise in pollution control or toxics.

These additional committee openings, along with 14 committee seats identified by DEQ and OHA, will help advise the agencies on the regulatory reform process. The goal of the advisory committee is to represent a diversity of state perspectives on air quality, including tribal entities health organizations, local government, environmental justice, industry, statewide environmental organizations and other affected groups.

In April Governor Kate Brown announced the launch of Cleaner Air Oregon, a new initiative to reform industrial air toxics regulations and align them with public health. DEQ and OHA have begun the formal rulemaking process to assemble the Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee as part of the effort to engage the public in creating human health risk-based rules for industrial facilities, for consideration by the Environmental Quality Commission.

Those interested in applying for one of the open stakeholder positions on the advisory committee should complete and submit the application, which is available on the DEQ website at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/RulesandRegulations/Pages/Advisory/Acleanerair2017.aspx. The application period closes July 21 at 4 p.m.

To learn more about this rulemaking and the advisory committee you can visit the rulemaking web page at https://www.oregon.gov/deq/RulesandRegulations/Pages/2017/Rcleanerair2017.aspx

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Double Fatal Crash Highway 47 -- Washington County *Update names released* (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's double fatal crash on Highway 47 in Washington County.

On July 13, 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 69. Once on scene, troopers observed two Ford F-150 pickups that were fully engulfed in fire and had been involved in a near head-on crash. The collision occurred when a northbound white and red 1995 Ford F150 being operated by Kelly D. FULTZ, age 39, from Hillsboro, crossed over the centerline on a curved section of the highway and struck an oncoming southbound black 2014 Ford F150 being operated by Tim V. MARSHALL, age 58, from Beaverton. Following the impact the southbound F150, operated by Marshall, rotated away from the area of impact and came to a final uncontrolled rest approximately 20 feet down an embankment and on its passenger side. The northbound F150, operated by Fultz, came to final uncontrolled rest within the southbound travel lane. As a result of the damage sustained in the collision both vehicles suffered extensive fire damage.

Both Fultz and Marshall were declared deceased at the scene. Speed and distracted driving are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

The highway was closed for about five (5) hours while investigators completed a reconstruction of the crash scene. ODOT established detours in the area during the closure.

OSP was assisted on scene by Vernonia Rural Fire Protection District, Banks Fire Rescue, Vernonia Police Department, the Washington County Medical Examiner and ODOT.

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Double Fatal Crash Highway 47 -- Washington County - 07/13/16
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's double fatal crash on Highway 47 in Washington County.

Preliminary information indicates that on July 13, 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 69. Once on scene, troopers observed two Ford F-150 pickups that were fully engulfed in fire and had been involved in a near head-on crash. One of the pickups came to an uncontrolled rest in the southbound lane and the other came to an uncontrolled rest on the southbound shoulder. Both drivers were determined to have sustained fatal injuries from the crash. There were no passengers in either pickup.

It is possible that some bystanders stopped at the crash and left prior to the arrival of emergency responders and troopers. It is requested that any possible witnesses or bystanders that stopped at the crash scene before emergency responders arrived contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 503-375-3555. Trooper Billy Bush from Saint Helens Worksite is the lead investigator for the crash.

Highway 47 is currently closed near the crash scene and ODOT has a detour set up. Check TripCheck.com for detour routes and closure updates.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.

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Two-alarm grass fire scorches 10 acres in Lebanon
Lebanon Fire District - 07/14/16 4:06 PM
A small grass fire caused by a trailer which broke loose from a pickup on Highway 34 quickly spread from the ditch to a cut ryegrass field today in Lebanon and eventually consumed 10 acres. Firefighters received the initial call at 1:22 pm and upgraded to a second alarm 6 minutes after arriving on scene to bring more resources to the fire. The first arriving unit reported a slow moving ?1/2 acre grass fire, but gusty erratic winds quickly fueled the blaze and pushed it south across the field towards a home. Firefighters were able to cut the fire off just before it reached the home and spent two hours mopping up hot spots. Firefighters from the Tangent Fire District, Albany Fire Department, and Scio Fire District responded to Lebanon to assist with the fire. In all, 16 apparatus and 5 chief officers were on scene including 2 brush units, 4 engines, and 2 water tenders from Lebanon; 1 brush unit and 3 water tenders from Tangent; 1 engine and 1 water tender from Albany; and 1 engine and 1 water tender from Scio. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

For HD photos of the fire please visit the Lebanon Fire District Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LebanonFireDistrict/

For HD video of the fire please visit the Lebanon Fire District's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTxDBuPbD3DPAybCkCgEvg
Beaverton International Celebration Offers Music, Dance, Exhibits from Around the World (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/14/16 2:41 PM
Tirolean Dancers entertained crowds at the 2015 Beaverton International Celebration and will be present again to showcase traditional German dance. This year’s Beaverton International Celebration showcases a variety of cultural exhibitors and 11 stage per
Tirolean Dancers entertained crowds at the 2015 Beaverton International Celebration and will be present again to showcase traditional German dance. This year’s Beaverton International Celebration showcases a variety of cultural exhibitors and 11 stage per
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton presents the sixth annual Beaverton International Celebration on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's (THPRD) annual Party in the Park celebration. The event will be held at THPRD's Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex, 15707 SW Walker Rd.


The Beaverton International Celebration welcomes cultural exhibitors and features 11 stage performances from local musicians and performing artists. Mayor Clemens Maier and world-class harmonica player Susan Sauter from Beaverton's Sister City Trossingen, Germany will be joining the event this year as well.


Performance Schedule
Each performance is 30 minutes.


11 a.m., Stage 1
Welcoming remarks from Mayor Maier of Trossingen, Germany
Susan Sauter, world-class harmonica player
11:30 a.m., Stage 1
Tirolean Dancers (traditional German dance)
Noon, Stage 2
Hula Halau 'Ohana Holo'oko'a (Hawaiian dance)
12:30 p.m., Stage 1
Huitzilopochtli (traditional Aztecan dance)
1 p.m., Stage 2
Rhythm Dance Academy (traditional Bangalore dance)
1:30 p.m., Stage 1
Na Rosai with Sam Keator (traditional Irish music)
2 p.m., Stage 2
Oregon Koto-Kai (Japanese koto music)
2:30 p.m., Stage 1
Ekome (West African drum and dance)
3 p.m., Stage 2
Ballet Papalotl (traditional Mexican dance)
3:30 p.m., Stage 1
Inka Jam (Andean and Latin music)
4 p.m., Stage 2
Korean Society of Oregon (traditional Korean dance)


The celebration will also feature more than 40 cultural exhibitors, including the German International School hosting all-ages activities throughout the day.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/InternationalCelebration or contact the Community Events Program at events@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-2559.


About Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation's Party in the Park
Party in the Park is an annual festival of free fun for people of all ages. Featured activities include the Beaverton International Celebration, Family Triathlon, and Beaverton Police K-9 Unit demonstration. Other attractions include giant inflatables, climbing walls, swimming, sports, games, the THPRD Rec Mobile and Nature Mobile, and more. Admission to all activities is free, although there is a participant fee for the Family Triathlon to defray costs. For more information, call THPRD at 503-645-6433 or visit www.thprd.org.


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National health care and physician expert joins Salem Health Board of Trustees (Photo)
Salem Health - 07/14/16 2:30 PM
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The Salem Health Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that John Combes, MD, has accepted an appointment to the Salem Health Board of Trustees. Dr. Combes is the chief medical officer and senior vice president of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the president of the Center for Healthcare Governance, an AHA affiliate organization. The Center is AHA's resource for health care board members, executives and thought leaders focused on advancing excellence, innovation and accountability in health care governance through education, tool development and research.

Dr. Combes also leads the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum providing education, tools and information to encourage physician leadership development. Additionally, he serves as Senior Fellow at the Hospital Research and Education Trust, and focuses on quality and leadership issues in patient safety, end-of-life care and clinical performance improvement. Combes is also a current member of the Board of Governors for the National Patient Safety Foundation.

"We invited Dr. Combes to join the Salem Health Board of Trustees in large part for his national preeminence in the areas of health care governance and physician leadership," said Bob Wells, Board chair. "Even though Dr. Combes lives and works in Chicago, he will be an active, fully engaged member of the Board. We are very excited about the contributions he will make to the excellence of Salem Health."

Combes looks forward to serving on the board, stating, "I have a passion for improving quality, safety, the patient experience, and creating an environment where the clinical professions can thrive, delivering the best possible care for our patients and community. I am excited about this opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with this excellent community hospital system."

Dr. Combes received his medical degree from Cornell University in New York and his post-graduate training from Boston City Hospital. He is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has Management Certification from the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Combes has held several senior management positions at a variety of health care organizations. He continues to serve on several national advisory groups on medical ethics, palliative care and reduction of medical errors.

Combes recently completed a 9-year term on the Board of the Hospital Sisters Health System, a 14-hospital health system in Illinois and Wisconsin where he also served as chair of the system-wide quality committee. He is currently a member of the West Virginia Medical Institute, a multi-state quality improvement organization. Combes also writes and lectures frequently on governance, physician issues and quality.

All members of the Salem Health Board of Trustees are volunteers and serve three-year teams. The board provides overall policy setting for the health system, and is ultimately responsible for the quality of care and the financial well-being of the organization. The Salem Health Board of Trustees appoints members from a variety of backgrounds to ensure a broad representation of experience and skills.


Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. For the second consecutive year, the hospital in Salem received the prestigious 2016 Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, placing it among the nation's highest performing hospitals. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.


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Increased DUI enforcement planned this weekend (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/14/16 2:28 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On July 15 and 16, 2016, Officers from the Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield and Washougal Police Departments will have additional officers enforcing the DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road. Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among the officers conducting these increased DUI patrols. In addition, the Washington State Patrol will have extra troopers out enforcing distracted driving laws throughout the weekend.

The Vancouver Police Department encourages anyone who may be attending summer parties or events and will be consuming intoxicants to select a designated sober driver in advance, call a sober friend, or use a car service instead of getting behind the wheel impaired. Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

Thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, law enforcement agencies in SW Washington have extra officers conducting DUI enforcement on strategic dates throughout the year to help keep our roadways safer.

The Vancouver Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe summer!



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


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Board on Public Safety Standards and Training - Meeting Announcement
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/14/16 1:41 PM
Board on Public Safety Standards and Training July 28, 2016 Notice of Regular Meeting

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016 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 Theresa Janda at least 48 hours before the meeting at
(503) 373-1553 or theresa.janda@state.or.us.

1. Welcome and Introductions

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

A. Minutes - Approve minutes from the April 28, 2016 meeting.

B. Examination for Private and Provisional Investigator Applicants -- Approve. Adopt new bank of exam test questions and permission to alter questions. Vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on May 17, 2016.

C. OAR 259-009-0087 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Accreditation of Fire Service agency training programs. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

D. OAR 259-009-0070 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Denial/revocation review process for Fire Service Professionals. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

E. OARs 259-009-0010 et al -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Fire Service affiliation and Personnel Agency Form submission requirements. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

F. OARs 259-060-0025, 259-0060-0600, 259-061-0020 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Updates fingerprint submission process. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on May 17, 2016.

G. OARs 259-060-0015 et al -- Proposed Rule Change and Adoption -- Approve. Responsibilities and compliance regarding use of prohibited business name. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on May 17, 2016.

H. 2016 Corrections Job Task Analysis -- Approve, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

I. Aaron Bentley DPSST#F22508 (Bay City Fire Dept.) -- Revocation; Not allow re-certification in two years. Unanimous vote to recommend revocation and 6 - 1 vote to not allow application for re-certification in two years to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

J. Jamus Quintana DPSST#F28458 (Jackson Co Fire Dist. #1) -- Restore eligibility to apply for re-certification. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

K. Colby McCormick DPSST#F08057 -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on May 25, 2016.

L. Ryan Heuberger DPSST#46266 (Mill Creek Correctional Inst.) -- Not Revoke; Not deny application for Intermediate Corrections Certification. Unanimous vote, with one recusal, to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

M. Whitney Durham DPSST#53595 (Coffee Creek Correctional Inst.) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

N. Alonzo Rowell DPSST#36386 (Oregon State Penitentiary) - Not Revoke, Unanimous vote, with one recusal to recommend to the Board by the CPC on May 10, 2016.

O. Marvin Hoover DPSST#16862 (Clatskanie Police Dept.) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote, with two recusals, to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

P. Thomas Ammon DPSST#56067 (Salem Police Dept.) -- Not deny application for training and certification. Unanimous vote, with one recusal, to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

Q. Shane Beamish DPSST#49072 (Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

R. Henry Filipponi DPSST#49765 (Ontario Police Department) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

S. Brian Schmid DPSST#28724 (Washington County Sheriff's Office) -- Revocation, Unanimous vote, with three recusals, to recommend to the Board by the PPC on May 19, 2016.

T. Executive Committee Minutes - Approve Minutes from June 9, 2016.

U. Committee Appointments - Corrections Policy Committee - Carol Dishion -- Appointment to replace Tami Jackson on the CPC; 1st term effective 7/23/16.

3. Add Jason Goodding's name to Memorial Wall at 2017 Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony -- Approve, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC May 19, 2016.

4. Add Mark James Burns name to Memorial Wall at 2016 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony -- Approve, Unanimous vote to recommended to the Board by the FPC May 25, 2016.

5. 2017-2019 Agency Request Budget

6. 2017-2019 5% and 10% Budget Reduction

7. Director's Report - Director Gabliks

8. Policy Committee Update

9. Next Meeting Date: October 27, 2016


Requires a vote by the Board.


# 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 Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 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, tribal 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.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/14/16 1:36 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 14, at approximately 12 p.m., in the 300 block of Aaron Court NE in Salem, Oregon. The single-family fire affected five people, including two adults, three children and one pet. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Night Work Scheduled for SW Macadam Avenue
Portland Water Bureau - 07/14/16 1:00 PM
Construction crews will be restoring SW Macadam Avenue near the intersection of SW Nevada Street Monday through Thursday nights July 18-21st. Zupan's Markets and all area businesses will remain open normal hours during construction. To minimize traffic disruptions, work will begin each night at 8 p.m. and be completed by 5 a.m. the next morning.

During construction, SW Macadam Avenue will remain open in both directions but traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and some turning movements could be restricted. Travelers are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly, exercise caution, and follow the direction of flaggers when traveling in and around the construction area. As with any construction project, safety is our first priority. Please obey flaggers and all construction signs.

Crews will do their best to position equipment to reduce noise in the neighborhood. For more information about nighttime work and noise, visit the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Noise Control Program webpage, call the hotline at 503-823-7350, or e-mail noise@portlandoregon.gov.

Project Information:
The Hannah Mason Pump Station is being built to replace the aging Fulton Pump Station on SW Nevada Street. Work began in March 2015 and will continue into fall of 2016. The Water Bureau is working closely with Portland Parks & Recreation and other local agencies to coordinate this project with ongoing operations and other projects in the area. We will keep neighbors, local businesses and other stakeholders updated as work progresses.

For more information, call Sam Beresky at 503-235-5881 or visit the project website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/hannahmason
New Parking Technology Coming Soon to Salem Airport
City of Salem - 07/14/16 12:47 PM
Salem, Ore. --New parking technology will soon be installed at the Salem Municipal Airport. The daily pay and park lot adjacent to the Airport terminal will feature a new pay station that will accept credit and debit cards.

The new Pay-by-Plate parking station will replace the current pay box and will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Unlike the new pay stations at Capitol Mall, where patrons pay at the machine and then place a receipt on their vehicle dash, those using the Pay-by-Plate system at the Airport will enter their license plate when they pay and will not be required to be display parking receipts in their vehicles.

Site preparation work will begin mid-July. Following site preparation, the new parking pay station will be installed. It is estimated the new pay station will be operational by early August 2016.

Information regarding the new technology, along with Frequently Asked Questions, is available at www.cityofsalem.net/SalemAirport. For specific questions regarding the new parking technology implementation, please contact Sara Long at slong@cityofsalem.net or 503-589-2065. Si necesita ayunda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
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PGE's Promontory Park Earns Clean Marina Designation (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/14/16 12:30 PM
New fishing line recycling center at Promontory Park Marina
New fishing line recycling center at Promontory Park Marina
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The Oregon State Marine Board designated Promontory Park Marina, owned by Portland General Electric in Estacada, as a Certified Clean Marina on June 30. This makes the 64th certified Clean Marina in Oregon.

Promontory Park recently re-opened after a two-year closure to install a fish passage and make other recreation improvements to the marina and campground facilities. PGE showed strong interest in certification as a Clean Marina while making improvements to the marina.

Promontory Park implemented strong environmental business practices including building a bioswale for stormwater filtration, creating moorage rules that protect water quality, installing a designated fishing dock with a fish cleaning station, added a fueling station, and installing fishing line recycling containers. Promontory Park also distributes free boater spill kits to moorage clients and has a thorough emergency response plan if there's an oil spill in or near the Clackamas River.

"Facilities who earn Clean Marina Certification show a strong commitment to protecting the environment," says Meg Gardner, Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Oregon State Marine Board. "Boaters and the general public will know that certified facilities are doing all they can to preserve and protect Oregon's important natural resources."

As a certified Clean Marina, the Promontory Park receives an Oregon Clean Marina flag, a framed certificate, educational materials, and an oil spill response kit. These items, along with the authorization to use the Clean Marina logo and recognition in Marine Board publications, are a few of the benefits to participating marina facilities.

Oregon Clean Marina Program is a voluntary enrollment program that recognizes marinas, boatyards, yacht clubs, and floating home moorages that, along with being in compliance with existing environmental regulations, use a high percentage of environmentally responsible practices to keep Oregon's waterways clean.

For more information about the Clean Marina Program, contact Meg Gardner at
(503) 378-2611 or visit www.boatoregon.com.
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Pokémon Go Gives Positives and Some Problems for the Silverton Fire District (Photo)
Silverton Fire Dist. - 07/14/16 12:17 PM
Silverton Fire Pokémon Parking 4
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The "Pokémon Go" game has taken the world by storm and the Silverton area is no exception. We have seen a lot of activity in front of our Main Station in Silverton and our Scotts Mills Station. A majority of people who show up are courteous and respectful...unfortunately, we have also had our share of problems; people are parking their vehicles in front of our engine bays, parking in the middle of the station driveway and parking in the "Firefighter Only" parking which is used by volunteers who come down to the station to respond on calls.

We love the fact that people are getting out and taking part in activities, especially with friends and family and it appears that everyone who is involved in this game is having a great time. However, because of some of the problems we have encountered, we have to put some rules in play to keep everyone safe:

Vehicular traffic into our Main Station located at 819 Rail Way NE in Silverton will be restricted to those vehicles that have official business at the station. We have a designated a parking area across the street from the station in a flat mowed grassy area. Pedestrian foot traffic is welcome.

Another very big safety issue that we are seeing many times a day is the "wandering" into the street by those looking at their phones instead looking where they are going. Since the inception of the game, we have seen five people who were almost struck by vehicles and three people who almost wandered into the ditch in front of the Silverton Station. Lets stop a tragedy before it happens by being safe, being aware of your surroundings and being courteous as you enjoy the game.

Have a safe summer.

Captain Ed Grambusch
Silverton Fire District

See attached pictures.

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Beaverton Police Captain Jim Monger Named Interim Beaverton Police Chief
City of Beaverton - 07/14/16 11:49 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle has named 30-year Beaverton Police Department veteran Jim Monger as the city's interim police chief today.


"I have every confidence in Captain Monger's leadership abilities," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "He has been our project manager on the proposed public safety facility and I have gotten a chance to work closely with him. He has done an outstanding job working with our community partners and internally with the rank and file men and women of the department."


Monger, a United States Marine Corps veteran, has served as a captain with the Beaverton Police Department (BPD) since July 2013.


"I appreciate the fact that Captain Monger has had exposure to the entire department during his long tenure, from the ground up," said Mayor Doyle. "From nearly 13 years as a patrol officer, eight years as a sergeant, five years as a lieutenant, and three years as captain, he has had a look at all aspects of our community policing approach."


"It is a privilege to serve this community and I am honored to have this opportunity to lead the department I've called home for more than 30 years," said Captain Monger.


"We welcome Captain Monger as the interim police chief, and look forward to working with him going forward," said Beaverton Police Association president Keith Welch.


Captain Monger will begin his assignment effective July 16, 2016.


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The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Executive Committee will meet Wednesday, July 27 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/14/16 11:21 AM
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 165, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular commission business, election of the co-chair position, and an overview on expenditures from the last fiscal year.

People can also call into the meeting: 1-888-808-6929; participant code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at Kelsey.Gleeson@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell, policy analyst at Theresa.A.Powell@state.or.us
Tip of the Week July 18, 2016 - Drano Bombs
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/14/16 10:43 AM
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
(541) 265-4277
Fax (541) 265-4926


TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: July 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
541-265-0652
lcsheriff@co.lincoln.or.us


DRANO BOMBS

Recently there have been comments circulating about Drano bombs. Drano bombs are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury and death.

"Bottle bombs" (also commonly known as "Drano bombs" or "works bombs") are not a new phenomenon; they've been a favorite of youthful pranksters for decades, as their construction requires only a few ordinary, commonly available components: plastic soda bottles, aluminum foil, and Drano (or other brand of household drain or toilet cleaner). The combination of the hydrogen chloride or sodium hydroxide in the fluid and the aluminum foil creates a strong chemical reaction which releases hydrogen gas; when that gas builds up to sufficient pressure, it ruptures the side of the plastic bottle, releasing the contents in an explosive burst.

In Oregon, a Drano bomb was discovered at an elementary school in February 2013. Recent email warnings surfaced regarding these devices prompting a tip on what to do if you discover a suspected Drano bomb.

If you are suspicious of a potential Drano bomb, you should immediately do the following:

1. Do not under any circumstances touch the suspected bomb.
2. If possible, isolate the bomb and evacuate the immediate area.
3. Do not put the bomb in water or a confined space. Refer to #1.
4. If you have any reason to believe this is a bomb, do not take a chance or worry about possible embarrassment if the item turns out to be harmless.
5. Call 9-1-1 immediately for professional assistance.

Drano bombs are improvised explosive devices and are very unstable! They are extremely sensitive to shock, friction, impact and heat, and may detonate without warning. Even the smallest devices can cause serious injury or death.

The possession and manufacture of any improvised explosive device, including Drano bombs, is a felony. This crime is a very serious offense!

If you have any knowledge of a crime associated with an improvised explosive, please call the police by dialing 9-1-1.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and on your Smartphone via the "MobilePatrol" app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652
Oregon Lottery recognized nationally for responsible gambling program
Oregon Lottery - 07/14/16 10:33 AM
The Oregon Lottery recently took home top honors from the National Council on Problem Gambling and La Fleur's for its on-going efforts to promote responsible gambling and connect problem gamblers to treatment.

Last week the National Council on Problem Gambling recognized the Oregon Lottery with its highest award for corporate citizenship. The council will present its annual Corporate Responsibility Award to the Oregon Lottery at the 30th National Conference on Problem Gambling in Tarrytown, NY Friday, July 15. Acting Director Barry Pack will accept the award for the Lottery. The council's Corporate Responsibility Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to social responsibility as it relates to responsible and problem gambling programs in the past year.

"The Oregon State Lottery is to be commended on being selected as the recipient of the National Council on Problem Gambling Corporate Social Responsibility Award," said Dr. Tom Moore, executive director of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling. "The Lottery's efforts to successfully integrate responsible gambling strategies at all levels of the organization and to engage in extensive public education regarding responsible gambling along with the availability of treatment for gamblers and their family members is exemplary."

La Fleur's, a trade publication for lotteries worldwide, honored the Oregon Lottery at its June 2016 Global Lottery Forum in Vancouver, B.C. with the La Fleur's Sustainability Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the agency's responsible gambling efforts.

"Over the past several years, the Oregon Lottery has increased the level of collaboration with the responsible gambling and problem gambling community," said Acting Director Barry Pack. "Working with the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, the Oregon Health Authority and other key stakeholder groups, together we can help mitigate adverse effects of gambling and create a common agenda of activities to promote responsible gambling."

Helping guide and direct the Lottery's responsible and problem gambling efforts is the agency's Responsible Gambling Code of Practice, which was adopted in 2014. "The code spells out how the Lottery will approach mitigating the potential harm from gambling," said Lottery Responsible Gambling Consultant Stacy Shaw. "Examples include providing information and tools to help players make informed choices and play responsibly and ensuring that players and their families know about free treatment."

Oregon Lottery proceeds provide funding for free, confidential and effective problem gambling treatment programs statewide. Since 1992, over $81 million in Lottery funds has been directed to fund problem gambling treatment. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Salem Police Continue Specialized Patrols
Salem Police Dept. - 07/14/16 10:25 AM
The Salem Police Department will be continuing to enhance the safety of our roadways with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The overtime patrol shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, mark an ongoing partnership and commitment to keep our streets safe.

The Salem Police Department added extra patrols from July 7-10, 2016 coinciding with the July 10 date that marked the date(s) marijuana users celebrate the use of hash oil. During the month of June, officers worked on four of these focused patrols, arresting six people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, two of which were drug related Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicant arrests. They also cited one person for Minor In Possession of Alcohol and three for driving with suspended driving privileges. In addition, officers also arrested two people on misdemeanor and felony warrants and issued an additional 78 citations and warnings for other violations.

As an agency, Salem Police Department arrested 38 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in the month of June, issued 110 citations for driving while suspended, issued 11 citations for Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and issued another 1395 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners such as Oregon Impact are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.


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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet July 21 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 07/14/16 9:41 AM
July 14, 2016

Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, July 21, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Callan Conference Room, Kirkbride Building, third floor, Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center Street NE. The public also can attend via toll-free conference line at 1-877-848-7030, participant code 297588.

Agenda: Background check policy for visiting family and friends; peer services; status of superintendent recruitment; Senate Bill 469 on mandatory overtime; board membership and attendance; retreat plans; superintendent's update; public comments

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, agency director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Firefighters Use Rope System to Rescue Patient Following Car Accident on Barnes Road (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/14/16 9:27 AM
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Just after 7 a.m. today, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a reported vehicle over an embankment on Southwest Barnes Road near Cedar Hills Boulevard.

First-arriving firefighters from the Cedar Hills fire station discovered that a single vehicle left the roadway, traveling approximately 90 feet down a steep embankment into thick brush and blackberries. The single occupant of the vehicle was still trapped inside.

Firefighters requested additional resources to assist with the extrication of the patient, including resources from TVF&R's Technical Rescue Team.

A rope system was used to bring the patient up the embankment to the roadway, where he was then transported to Oregon Health & Science University for traumatic injuries.

Southwest Barnes Road was closed for approximately 45 minutes while firefighters worked to extricate the patient.


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Washington Programs Receive Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Funding
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 07/14/16 9:15 AM
OLYMPIA, WA -- Eleven programs were awarded funding from the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal funding source for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

"This year's recipients serve hundreds of Washington families," said Greg Williamson, Assistant Director at the Washington State Department of Early Learning. "These community organizations ensure that families have the social and emotional tools they need to keep their children healthy and safe."

Each grantee organization offers services to support some, if not all, of Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework:
Knowledge of parenting and child development,
Social connections,
Parental resiliency,
Concrete support in times of need and
Social and emotional competence of children/nurturing and attachment.

The programs awarded serve low income families, provide educational support services, match children with special needs to services, aid homeless families, promote prevention of child maltreatment and more.

This year's recipients include:
Parent Trust for Washington Children, King County
Ukrainian Community Center of Washington, King County
Families Together for People with Disabilities, Whitman County
American Indian Community Center, Spokane
First Step Family Support Center, Clallam County
Housing Hope, Snohomish County
South Sound Parent to Parent, Thurston County
Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Spokane County
The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse, King County
Perinatal Support of Washington, King, Grays Harbor, Pierce and Yakima Counties
San Juan Island Family Resource Center, San Juan County

Denotes first-year program grantee.

For more information on CBCAP and grantees, visit Strengthening Families Washington.

About DEL: The Department of Early Learning was created in 2006 to help all Washington children reach their full potential. DEL oversees the state-funded preschool program, child care licensing and subsidies, early intervention services, and other initiatives and programs to support parents as children's first and most important teachers. For more information, go to www.del.wa.gov.


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Media alert - REACH Community Development Re-Opens The Bronaugh
REACH Community Development - 07/14/16 9:11 AM
What: The Bronaugh Grand Re-Opening
Historic Building to Remain Affordable for Downtown Portland Residents

When: Friday, July 15, 2015 10:00am -- 11:30am

Where: 1434 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR

Hosted by: REACH Community Development

Day of media contact: Lauren Schmidt, Fundraising & Public Relations Manager
Cell: (503) 998-1856 or direct: (503) 231-0682
lschmidt@reachcdc.org

REACH Community Development will celebrate the grand Re-Opening of The Bronaugh Apartments, a three story, 50-unit historic apartment building located in downtown Portland. Home to elderly and disabled Oregonians living on fixed incomes, the Bronaugh is the last building of the at-risk Section 8 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties identified in the 11X13 Campaign. In order to preserve and maintain much-needed affordable homes for downtown seniors, REACH purchased the building in 2013 and oversaw a substantial renovation including a seismic upgrade to bring it up to current code.

Built in 1905, the Bronaugh is listed on the historic registry and was last renovated in 1982. The building has been carefully renovated with modern comforts, while retaining and restoring its elegant, historic character. The Bronaugh features original architectural details such as semi-circular arched openings, bracketed and broad overhanging eaves, decorative egg and dart moulding, and ornamented frieze and bay window panels, each contributing to the building's unique eclecticism.

With an expiring Section 8 contract and hot real estate market, the Bronaugh was at risk of being converted to market rate apartments, displacing its senior and disabled residents. REACH purchased the building to preserve the housing for the residents, several of whom have lived in the building for over 20 years.

Funding for the Bronaugh project was provided by the Portland Housing Bureau, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, and the U S Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. The development team included Walsh Construction Co., Carleton Hart Architecture, and the Housing Development Center.

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Wells Fargo to Announce Second Quarter 2016 Earnings July 15
Wells Fargo - 07/14/16 8:57 AM
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is scheduled to announce its second quarter 2016 earnings on Friday, July 15, at 5 a.m. The news release will be available at www.wellsfargo.com.

The company will host a live conference call on Friday, July 15, at 7 a.m. You may participate by dialing (866) 872-5161. The call will also be available at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/investor-relations/quarterly-earnings/ and at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/wells_fargo_ao~071516

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on July 15 through Friday, July 29. Dial (855) 859-2056 and enter Conference ID #96514871. The replay will also be available at https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/investor-relations/quarterly-earnings/ and at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/wells_fargo_ao~071516.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

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High Visibility DUII Saturation Event - Oregon Country Fair - Veneta July 8 - 10, 2016 *Update-Results
Oregon State Police - 07/14/16 8:49 AM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) along with Lane County Sheriff's Office, Springfield Police Department, and Eugene Police Department, were out in force this past weekend in Veneta. With the assistance of Lane County District Attorneys, Law Enforcement Officers were cracking down on impaired drivers and today reported the results of its highly effective DUII saturation during the Oregon Country Fair.

A total of fourteen (14) drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) during the Country Fair's weekend. Seven of those arrested for DUII were under the influence of Marijuana. The remaining seven arrests were for alcohol. The participating officers focused on extra patrol in Veneta and surrounding towns only. This included Veneta, Elmira, Noti, and Loraine.

Arrests were also made for:

Possession of Methamphetamine (2 counts)
Possession of Cocaine
Arrest warrants (2 counts)

During the Event's saturation times (Friday, July 8th through Sunday, July 10th from 6 pm to 12 am each night), there were two reported crashes on 126W. One collision occurred within the saturation area. The second crash was approximately 10 miles west of the Oregon Country Fair's location. Both crashes were fair related and the drivers were determined not impaired.

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Cooperation between Forest Service, ODF on Board of Forestry's July 20 meeting agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/14/16 8:44 AM
The Oregon Board of Forestry will receive an update from Regional Forester Jim Pena on topics involving cooperation between the Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service when it meets July 20 in Salem. The top official of the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region will discuss Good Neighbor Authority, a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill that allows the Forest Service to authorize state foresters to conduct management activities on federal forestlands. He will also cover preparation for the 2016 fire season.

Other highlight items on the agenda include:

MARBLED MURRELET RULEMAKING PETITION -- The board will review and discuss the Petition to Initiate Rulemaking under specified resource sites for the marbled murrelet, received June 21. Private Forests' staff will outline board options and a timeline for response.

SPECIFIED RESOURCE SITES' RULEMAKING FOR BALD EAGLES -- The board will consider whether continued protection is warranted under the Oregon Forest Practices Act for bald eagle foraging perch, winter roosting, and nesting sites. The eagle is no longer listed as "threatened," so changes to the FPA rules are needed.

RIPARIAN RULE ANALYSIS/SALMON-STEELHEAD-BULL TROUT RULEMAKING -- Private Forests' staff will provide an update on the riparian rulemaking advisory committee's work to date.

UPDATE ON STATE FORESTS' PRIORITIES -- State Forests' staff will provide an update on budget reductions, revisions to implementations plans, and other key work underway in the State Forests Division.

FOREST TRUST LAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE TESTIMONY -- The FTLAC, a group of county commissioners representing the 15 Oregon counties that transferred their lands to the state to become State Forests, will give testimony to the board on matters related to the State Forests, which are managed by ODF.

FEDERAL FORESTS SUBCOMMITTEE DISCUSSION -- The board will receive an update on the work of its subcommittee, which focused on supporting the increased pace, scale and quality of restoration and management of federal forests in Oregon.

2016 FIRE SEASON UPDATE -- ODF Fire Protection staff will provide a status report on the Oregon wildfire season, including fire activity, weather and resource readiness.

2017-19 BIENNIAL BUDGET APPROVAL -- The board will consider for approval ODF's Agency Request Budget for the 2017-19 biennium. If approved, the proposed budget would then be submitted to the Department of Administrative Services.

EXECUTIVE SESSION -- As the last item on the agenda, the board will meet in executive session to consult with legal counsel on topics related to pending litigation. The session will be closed to the public, in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute 192.660(2)(h).

The meeting is open to the public and a public comment period is on the agenda. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building C, at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, located at 2600 State St., in Salem. Agenda materials will be available prior to the meeting at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/BOFMeetings.aspx

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.

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.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx
Garage Fire North of Battle Ground (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 07/14/16 5:54 AM
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Clark County Fire District 3 responded to the report of a house fire at 15510 NE 244 ST. The first arriving engine found fire coming from an attached garage of a two story home. A quick attack from the interior of the house quickly knocked the fire down while additional crews searched the house for occupants and fire extension. There were no occupants in the house and no injuries reported. The fire was contained to the garage with moderate smoke damage to the rest of the house. A total of five engines and 16 personnel responded to the incident. Clark County Fire and Rescue assisted the efforts with one engine. The fire is under investigation with the Clark County Fire Marshal.


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Shot fired in Northwest McMinnville
McMinnville Police Dept. - 07/13/16 11:44 PM
On July 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm McMinnville Police responded to the area of the 1600 block of NW 2nd Street in regards to a single gunshot being fired. As officers were responding to the area, YCOM was taking in information from callers which indicated that the suspect and potential victims were last seen fleeing the area. Officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspect or any potential victims in the incident.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding it is urged to contact the McMinnville Police Department tip line at 503-434-2337 and refer to 16-3146. Traffic on NW 2nd Street was rerouted for approximately 2 hours during the investigation.
West Linn PD to participate in high visibility DUII enforcement in July
West Linn Police Dept. - 07/13/16 10:00 PM
The West Linn Police Department will be deploying extra police officers in July to specifically look for impaired drivers. These extra officers will be funded with a grant through Oregon Impact. Last month, the West Linn Police Department arrested 21 drivers for DUII, with 4 of the arrests coming from patrol officers funded by the DUII grant.

Tips: How to Prevent Someone from Driving Drunk

The best way to prevent someone from driving drunk is to make a plan for a sober designated driver, and make sure everyone agrees to it ahead of time. If you are faced with a situation where someone who's impaired is trying to drive, here are some tips on how to stop them:

Be as non-confrontational as possible.
Suggest alternate ways of getting to their destination-a cab, a sober driver, public
transportation.
Remember that the person you are talking to is impaired-talk a bit more slowly and explain
things more fully than if you were talking to a sober person.
Explain that you don't want them to drive because you care and you don't want them to hurt
themselves or others.
Suggest that they sleep over.
Enlist a friend to help you or to act as moral support-it's more difficult to say "no" to
two (or three or four) people than one.
If possible, get the person's keys. It is far easier to persuade the potential driver when
you hold this leverage.
If all else fails, call law enforcement. It's better to have a friend arrested than injured
or killed.
More Photos - I-5 truck fire south of Ashland (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/13/16 6:29 PM
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Interstate 5, MP 10- south of Ashland, NB: Traffic is open again at Exit 1. Slow lane closure in effect from MP 8-10 after a truck fire. Expect delays. Watch for crews working in slow lane and shoulder.
As of 6:30 p.m. July 13, 2016


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Double Fatal Crash Highway 47 -- Washington County
Oregon State Police - 07/13/16 5:39 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's double fatal crash on Highway 47 in Washington County.

Preliminary information indicates that on July 13, 2016 at about 3:23 p.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 47 near milepost 69. Once on scene, troopers observed two Ford F-150 pickups that were fully engulfed in fire and had been involved in a near head-on crash. One of the pickups came to an uncontrolled rest in the southbound lane and the other came to an uncontrolled rest on the southbound shoulder. Both drivers were determined to have sustained fatal injuries from the crash. There were no passengers in either pickup.

It is possible that some bystanders stopped at the crash and left prior to the arrival of emergency responders and troopers. It is requested that any possible witnesses or bystanders that stopped at the crash scene before emergency responders arrived contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 503-375-3555. Trooper Billy Bush from Saint Helens Worksite is the lead investigator for the crash.

Highway 47 is currently closed near the crash scene and ODOT has a detour set up. Check TripCheck.com for detour routes and closure updates.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.

No photographs available for release.

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Photo of burned semi-truck carrying load of bananas (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 07/13/16 5:28 PM
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ODOT: SW Oregon: Interstate 5, MP 10, NB, south of Ashland. Northbound fast lane open to traffic after a semi-hauling bananas caught fire due to overheated brakes. Expect delays as the back up clears. Watch for crews working in the slow lane and shoulder. UPDATE


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Media Alert: VA Portland Health Care System, Veterans Benefit Administration, and National Cemetery Administration Directors to share successes and updates related to Access and Health Care, Benefits, and Cemetery services during a media avail Thursday.
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 07/13/16 4:55 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) Acting Director Tracye B. Davis together with the Portland Regional Office of Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Director Will Streitberger, and Portland National Cemetery Administration Director George Allen will share updates and successes related to each local office of The Department of Veterans Affairs during a media avail Thursday, July 14 at 1:00 -- 2:00 p.m.
A VAPORHCS subject matter expert will share information regarding tele-health innovation in Mental Health, sleep, and dermatology a small part of the more than 200 current tele-health programs at VAPORHCS. The VBA will provide updated on Veterans Claims and the NCA will provide updates about Willamette National Cemetery.
Interviews with subject matter experts are available immediately following the round-table style presentation.
Media are invited to attend the event at the Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg. 100, Room 3D-106 at 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, Ore 97239. Coordinates: 45°29'47"N 122°40'59"W. . An RSVP is not required, but helpful for planning.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/628/96104/PressRelease_Media_Availability_14JUL_#0716-01.pdf
Clark County Sheriff's Office Ends Medication Take Back Program.
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 4:11 PM
Clark County Sheriff's Office Ends Medication Take Back Program.
Effective July 15th, the Clark County Sheriff's Office will no longer be taking back prescription medications from the public. The decision to end the program is due to increasing demands on staff for core public safety services.
"This decision is in line with our need to shed services in light of our limited staffing," said Undersheriff Mike Cooke. "We need to give our employees the opportunity to do their core jobs really well, especially in this case where the private sector now provides resources to dispose of unused medications."
In addition to our deputy sheriffs, staff from our support and evidence unit would routinely spend hours properly packaging and disposing of unused medications. Over the years the program has been in effect, there has been a marked increase private sector resources available for medications to be returned.
Sheriff's Office locations that are no longer accepting medications are:
CCSO Headquarters, 707 W. 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
CCSO West Precinct, 505 NW 179th Street, Ridgefield, WA 98642
CCSO Central Precinct, 11408 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Citizens looking to return medications are encouraged to visit www.takebackyourmeds.org for a complete list of take back locations in their area.
Clark County Sheriff's Office Corrections
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 3:39 PM
On July 7, 2016 at about 1020 hrs. an inmate at the Clark County Jail was found unresponsive in his cell after an apparent suicide attempt. Corrections deputies immediately began emergency medical procedures including the administration of CPR. The inmate, David James Barker, age 44, listed as transient, was transported to Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center in critical condition. Barker did not survive and died July 9, 2016. Barker had been in custody pending trial on a charge of murder.

The Camas Police Department will be conducting the death investigation. Preliminarily it appears that Barker strangled himself using a bed sheet. It also appears that Barker told other inmates of his plan to kill himself, however this was not reported to corrections staff.

"It is extremely frustrating that in this case, as well as our other recent suicides, we've learned that friends, family members or other inmates knew of the suicide plans but never reported the pending suicide to the jail," said Sheriff Chuck Atkins. "We have multiple layers of suicide prevention in place but a crucial part of that is the simple act of letting us know if your loved one or your cellmate is planning to harm themselves."

Over the last several years the jail has made, and continues to make, physical changes to the jail facility in order to reduce the possibility of suicide including the installation of suicide resistant sprinkler heads, shower fixtures, ventilation fixtures, and beds. In 2015, at the sheriff's request, the Board of County Council authorized $300,000 to study the feasibility of modernizing and expanding the main jail facility. This report is expected to be completed by August 1st, 2016. The jail also instituted a training program in which all corrections deputies are trained in crisis intervention techniques which includes suicide prevention.

In some cases in which an inmate has an identified risk of suicide, the jail has gone to extraordinary measures to reduce the risk of suicide. "Earlier this year we instituted the use of a 24/7 suicide watch in which we took the step of literally having a corrections deputy sit outside the inmate's cell watching the inmate non-stop," said Jail Chief Ric Bishop. "Due to our staffing shortage we have to do this type of suicide watches using overtime."

In addition to the retrofitting with suicide resistant devices, the jail also employs several additional levels of suicide prevention efforts.

Each newly booked inmate is screened for suicide risk during their booking, their initial medical screening, by the classification staff in a private setting, and by medical staff within the housing units.
Each inmate watches an orientation video which includes information on mental health services and suicide prevention.
Every outgoing inmate phone call contains a pre-recorded message on how to report an inmate who is contemplating suicide.
Every visitor to the jail, including defense counsel, is provided information on how to report concerns about an inmate's health or welfare.
The jail's webpage provides a 24 hour phone number to call to report an inmate who is considering suicide.

"We are doing all we can to minimize the risk of suicide for our inmates," said Chief Bishop, "but we need our community, family members, and other inmates to take this issue as seriously as we do. If an inmate talks about suicide, we need to know about it." The 24 hour phone number to report potential suicide is 360-397-2207.
Regular meeting for Oregon Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation (OAHAC)
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 07/13/16 3:35 PM
Board of Directors of Oregon Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation
Date: July 20, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. PDT,
Location: Conference Room 322
Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
725 Summer Street NE, Suite B
Salem, Oregon 97301-1266.
Purpose: To discuss general business matters, program updates, and to take any action related thereto or take such other action that the Board of Directors of the Corporation deem appropriate.
Agenda:
Call to Order
Program Updates
Public Comment
Omnibus Resolution
Adjourn
Commercial Street SE Lane Closure
City of Salem - 07/13/16 2:27 PM
Beginning July 18, 2016, southbound traffic on Commercial Street SE will be reduced to one lane of travel at Barnes Road SE to allow for the construction of a large stormwater detention system (see attached map). The closed southbound lane is scheduled to reopen to traffic on August 2, 2016.

Motorists should use caution as work will require traffic shifting and lane closures on both Commercial Street SE and Kuebler Boulevard SE. At times, flaggers will be present to control traffic. This work will create traffic congestion within the area and motorists should expect delays.

This project was made possible due to savings from the Keep Salem Moving! Streets and Bridges Bond, passed by Salem voters in November 2008.

Please contact Will Kuenzi, PE, PLS, Project Engineer, at wkuenzi@cityofsalem.net or 503 588 6211 for additional information.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1081/96098/Comm_Kuebler_Project_Area_Map.pdf
Oregon Health Policy Board to meet July 15 at OHSU in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 07/13/16 2:13 PM
July 13, 2016

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983 (meeting information or accommodations)

Includes discussions of HB 3396 (health care provider incentives) and SB 440 (statewide data planning and use)

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting July 15 at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing in Portland. The board will hear regular updates, and discuss provider incentives and statewide data planning.

When: Friday, July 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., third floor, Room 4. The meeting also will be available via live web stream. A link to the live-stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public also can call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda: Welcome; director's report; HB 3396, provider incentives; SB 440, data planning and use

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joining in City of Wood Village 18th Annual City Nite Out Friday, July 15, from 5 to 9 pm (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 12:59 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be joining the City of Wood Village for the 18th Annual Wood Village City Nite Out taking place on Friday July 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wood Village Baptist Church located at 23601 NE Arata Rd. in Wood Village, OR.

Among the events scheduled for this year are demonstrations from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and the MCSO SWAT team. LifeFlight and the U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled to land and the Gresham Fire Department will be using the Jaws of Life as they cut into a vehicle during their demonstration. US World Taekwondo and Northwest Gymnastics will each have students performing exhibitions as well during the Nite Out event.

Free Frisbees will be passed out at the event this year while supplies last. This giveaway was made possible by a generous donation from Morasch Meats, Pressure Safe LLC, & NW Naturals. Kaine Horman will have a Kyron Horman awareness and child safety booth and a Kid Safe ID station will be available for families to have their own child safe identification kits created for their children. Several community vendors will have exhibits and booths and the American Red Cross will be on-site with their blood mobile from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for the Red Cross blood drive. For more information on the Red Cross Blood Drive and to sign up visit http://rdcrss.org/1s0EJ3D

Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith and Multnomah County Sheriff's representatives will welcome and open the Wood Village City Nite Out once the Emergency Vehicle Parade concludes at the Wood Village Baptist Church 23601 NE Arata Road. Music will be provided throughout the event by Clark Bondy. Please see the attachment for the parade route for this year's City Nite Out emergency vehicle parade starting at 5:00 p.m.

MCSO will have "Shoot or Don't Shoot" simulation scenarios in place again this year for the Nite Out and invites public and media to sign up and experience one of the simulation scenarios.

Thank you to the many contributing sponsors of the Wood Village 15th Annual City Nite Out including the City of Wood Village, Wood Village Baptist Church, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Fred Meyer, FedEx, the Wood Village 76 Station, Fraternal Order of Eagles, ServPro, and Waste Management.

Wood Village City Nite Out flyer with demo schedule and parade route attached.


Attached Media Files: WV Nite Out Flyer , WV Nite Out Parade Rte
Portland Parks & Recreation, community partners present Tree Hug PDX: The World's Greatest Tree Hug - Saturday, July 16, 2016 (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/13/16 12:39 PM
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(Portland, OR) --

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry is proud to celebrate Portland's magnificent urban forest through "Tree Hug PDX: The World's Greatest Tree Hug." The event is brought to you by PP&R and community partners Treecology, Friends of Trees, Bureau of Environmental Services and Hoyt Arboretum Friends.

"Trees work non-stop for Portlanders, 24/7/365," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "The least we can do is thank them with a big hug!"

What: Tree Hug PDX, with a Summer Free For All Movie in the Park showing of "The Lorax"
When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 beginning at 6pm
Where: Hoyt Arboretum, SW Knights Blvd and Kingston Dr
Why: For the love of trees!

Hoyt Arboretum is the site of this FREE, family friendly event which includes
Vendors
Arts and crafts
Food trucks
Music from local artists Ten Spiders
Tree bucket truck rides (get a bird's eye view of the treetops from 65 feet up in the air!)
The PP&R Rock Climbing wall
A tree climbing demonstration featuring two dozen arborists

All this, and, of course, the Tree Hug! As the name implies, guests will wrap their arms around a tree in appreciation for the wonderful things that trees do for us- providing shade, cleaning the air, mitigating storm water run-off, providing habitat for wildlife, and beautifying our landscape.

Stay after the hug for a free, outdoor Movie in the Park (part of the PP&R Summer Free For All). You'll enjoy a screening of Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," the perfect post-hug movie for tree lovers. The movie starts at dusk (around 9pm).

To RSVP, or to learn more about Tree Hug PDX, please visit: www.treehugpdx.com. No advance registration is required to take part in Tree Hug PDX.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1399/96093/2014_Hoyt_tree_hug.jpg , 2016-07/1399/96093/treehug-still3.jpg , Photos are courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
Oregonian Honors Jesuit High School Achievements with Oregonian Cup
Jesuit High School - 07/13/16 12:33 PM
Beaverton, OR - The Oregonian named Jesuit High School the Oregonian Cup recipient for the 6A activities division for the 2015-16 academic year. This marks the twelfth time in the past 16 years that Jesuit has earned the Oregonian Cup for outstanding achievements in academics, co-curricular activities, athletics and sportsmanship.

"Our Jesuit High School community is honored to have been awarded the Oregonian Cup for the 2015-16 school year. I would like to thank the Oregonian for continuing to recognize excellence in young people in all of the secondary schools in Oregon," said Tom Arndorfer, President of Jesuit High School. "This recognition is especially significant because achievement is noted in the areas of academics, activities, sportsmanship, and athletics. We applaud and honor our students at Jesuit as well as the many other students throughout our state who have excelled in these areas."

"This is truly an award that compliments the entire school," said Mike Hughes, Athletic Director. "It is testament to our efforts at Jesuit High School to nurture the entire student--spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and aesthetically."

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About the Oregonian Cup: The Oregonian Cup began in 1999 as a way to recognize overall excellence by schools in academics, activities and athletics. The Oregonian began sponsoring the award in February 2002. The award honors a school's students, teachers, coaches and the entire school community. Schools earn points based on their participation and finish in OSAA State Championships and for Top 10 finishes in the OSAA Academic All-State Program, sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon. A sportsmanship component, whereby schools are awarded points each season for having no ejections, is included as well. The points are updated and released at the end of fall and winter seasons and totaled at the end of the year. The school earning the highest points in each classification receives a commemorative trophy from The Oregonian and the OSAA. More information is available at http://www.osaa.org/awards/oregoniancup/

About Jesuit High School: Founded in 1956 by the Society of Jesus, Jesuit High School is Oregon's only secondary school in the Ignatian tradition of excellence in education. Our 1,290 students represent a diverse mix of young men and women from the Portland metro area and southwest Washington.

Jesuit High School's mission is to educate "men and women for others." Our graduates are leaders who are religious, loving, intellectually competent, committed to doing justice, and open to growth. Jesuit is the recipient of two U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Awards, the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award, and 12 Oregonian Cup Awards for outstanding achievement in academics, school activities, athletics, and sportsmanship. More information can be found online at www.jesuitportland.org.
AGC/SAIF program returns $2.5 million to participating businesses
SAIF Corporation - 07/13/16 12:30 PM
SUMMARY: The retro program return amounts to 8.3 percent for 665 Oregon companies in construction and related industries.



Salem, OR -- Oregon businesses that participate in the Associated General Contractors (AGC)/SAIF Workers' Compensation Program will receive a $2.5 million retrospective return on their 2014-15 plan year premium.

Six hundred and sixty-five AGC employers in construction and related industries participate in the joint program with SAIF. The program emphasizes safety awareness and injury prevention to help to make Oregon construction workplaces safer.

At 8.3 percent, this year's retro return is smaller than in previous years due to several serious injuries. The need to stay ever-vigilant about safety is of the utmost concern for AGC, its members, and SAIF. In the program's 24 years of evaluation, returns have totaled more than $169 million.

In total, more than $3.4 million will be returned to members participating in the AGC/SAIF Program. This includes the retro return, medical reimbursements, and credits resulting from adjustments to Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services premium assessments.

"This year's results may not be as strong as in the past, but because of the outstanding collaboration between workers, employers, agents, AGC, and SAIF, we're still able to return $2.5 million to these Oregon companies," said SAIF Marketing and Groups Director Christy Witzke. "We'll continue to look for ways to protect workers and get to our goal of zero injuries."

The return will be distributed in August 2016.

ABOUT SAIF
SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. A lot of life happens at the workplace, and at SAIF we're proud to be a part of it. Learn more at saif.com/about.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting Pedestrian Safety enforcement mission in Maywood (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 12:00 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will commence "Operation Undercover Crossing" on Thursday July 14th, from 8:00 am until 12:00pm. Thursday's operation will take place in the area of 102nd south of Prescott in the community of Maywood. This will be the third of several pedestrian safety enforcement missions conducted by the Sheriff's Office this summer.

The focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Both pedestrians and drivers will be observed during this mission. During a mission at this location last month Deputies issued over 50 citations in less than four hours.

Approximately 75% of motor vehicle -- pedestrian car crashes are due to driver miscalculations when yielding to a pedestrian crossing the street. In 2015, there were 76 pedestrian fatalities in the State of Oregon. 15 of the state's pedestrian fatalities occurred in Multnomah County.

According to Oregon law, drivers are required to stop for a pedestrian trying to cross in a crosswalk until the pedestrian reaches the sidewalk, or is at least one lane past the lane where the driver has stopped. Failing to stop or remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a Class B traffic violation punishable by a fine of $260.

Passing a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk is also a Class B traffic violation, also punishable by a fine of $260.

Funding from Oregon Impact Pedestrian Safety Mini-Grant and the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division has made Operation Undercover Crossing possible.

If you have questions about this operation or would like to ride along with deputies during the event, please contact the MCSO PIO.


Attached Media Files: ped safety
Shooting Investigation - Hood River County
Oregon State Police - 07/13/16 11:40 AM
The Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a shooting that occurred along I-84 on Herman Creek Road, in Hood River County.

On July 12, 2016 at approximately 11:30pm, The Skamania County Washington 911 center received a report that a subject had been shot along I-84 west of Hood River. The emergency call was passed onto Hood River 911 center. Officers were able to locate the injured subject and arrange for transport to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Officers from OSP, the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River Sheriff's Office are in the process of conducting an investigation into the shooting. While the investigation is continuing, information gathered indicates that there is no threat to the general public in relation to this incident.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

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Guilty Pleas Entered in Death of West Salem Man
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 07/13/16 10:35 AM
DALLAS (OR) -- Today Nicholas Anthony Ransom, 35, of West Salem, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the July 15, 2015 shooting death of Matthew Pearce, also of West Salem. Sentencing in the case is scheduled for August 2, 2016 in Polk County Circuit Court. Pearce could potentially be sentenced to up to 90 months in prison by the court. Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, charges of Murder, Manslaughter in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon were dismissed.

Because sentencing is still pending, no further information will be released at this time.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit service adjustments during relocation to new facility
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/13/16 10:35 AM
The Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230 are relocating to 4735 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR. 97215 as of July 18, 2016. As part of the transition to the new location, the Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit office located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR. 97230 will be closed to the public on Friday July 15, 2016. Both units will reopen for service at the new location on Monday July 18, 2016.

On Friday July 15th, 2016, you can drop off civil process for service or serve the Civil Process Unit/Court Coordinator at our Civil Process Satellite office between the hours of 8:00am-12:00 pm and 1:00pm -- 4:30 pm located Inside the Multnomah County Courthouse at 1021 SW 4th Ave Suite 134 Portland Oregon.

As of Monday July 18th,, 2016 both units will be open at our new location at: 4735 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97215. The office will be open Monday -- Friday (excluding holidays from 8:00am -- 4:30 pm.

New Contact information:

Mailing Address for Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit:

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Process (or Alarms Ordinance Unit)
4735 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR. 97215

Civil Unit Phone: 503-988-0512
Alarms Unit Phone: 503-988-0511
Civil Unit Fax: 503-988-0530
Alarms Unit Fax 503-988-0535


EMAIL:

Civil Process Information civiloffice@mcso.us
Real Property Sale Information realproperty@mcso.us
Alarms alarms@mcso.us
Homebuyers Say They'd Pay $50,000 More for a Home With All Gas Appliances, New Study Finds
NW Natural - 07/13/16 9:37 AM
90 Percent of New and Future Homeowners Prefer Natural Gas

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Homebuyers overwhelmingly prefer natural gas versus electricity to heat their homes and cook their food, and are willing to pay more for a home equipped with all natural gas appliances, according to a new study conducted by Market Strategies International.

"When buying a home, our research finds that the vast majority of homebuyers will not compromise when it comes to having natural gas service," said Ron Newheiser, senior director of research and consulting for Market Strategies.

During February and March 2016, Market Strategies surveyed a representative sample of consumers who recently bought or planned to buy single-family detached homes in NW Natural's service territory in Portland, Salem and Vancouver to gauge the value they place on natural gas service and amenities. For more details regarding the survey, visit nwnatural.com.

The study found strong preference for natural gas versus electric service and equipment at all home values, but particularly as the price of the home increases.

"What this research tells us is that homebuyers clearly prefer natural gas over electricity and are willing to pay a premium for a home with all natural gas appliances," said Tamy Linver, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Market Intelligence. "And the more that people invest in a home, the more they want premium natural gas amenities."

Key findings of the research include the following:

-Natural gas is important. Nearly 9 of 10 (87 percent) people who recently bought or plan to buy a house ranked having a home with natural gas service as "important" to them.

-Natural gas is affordable. The top reasons homebuyers prefer natural gas are affordability and better for cooking, followed by heats better and is a more efficient source of energy.

-9 of 10 pick the gas home. Given the choice between two otherwise identical single-family homes offered at the same selling price, 9 of 10 said they would pick the home with all natural gas appliances versus the home with all electric equipment.

-9 of 10 would pay $50,000 more. 88 percent of homebuyers would choose the all-natural gas home -- even if they had to pay $50,000 more for it than for a comparably outfitted, all-electric home at an average price of $381,000.

The higher the home price, the higher the preference for gas. At home values of $600,000 or more, nearly all (96 percent) homebuyers said they would spend an extra $50,000 on a home with premium natural gas amenities.

Shown the results of the study, builders said the findings matched their experience. "All of the clients I have worked with prefer natural gas versus electric heat for the comfort of their home, and hands down prefer to cook with gas," said Nancy Haskin, custom homes regional director for Pahlisch Homes.

For more details regarding the survey commissioned by NW Natural, visit nwnatural.com.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 718,000 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 nwnatural.com.

About Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy and leader in the field of energy market research, working with 20 of the top 30 regulated electric utilities (by number of customers). Founded in 1989, Market Strategies is one of the largest market research firms in the world, with offices in the US, Canada and China, and additional industry expertise in consumer & retail, financial services, healthcare, technology and telecommunications. Read Market Strategies' blog at FreshMR, and follow Market Strategies on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Tualatin
Tualatin Police Dept. - 07/13/16 9:31 AM
On July 13, 2016 at about 3:05AM, Officers from the Tualatin Police Department were dispatched to SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, near SW Durham Road in the City of Durham for a call of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle.

A passerby found the crash and alerted police and medical personnel. Upon arrival, officers located the crash off the roadway on the west side of SW Upper Boones Ferry Road. The operator of the motorcycle was found deceased at the scene.

Initial information from the investigation led officers to believe that the motorcycle failed to negotiate a corner, left the roadway and struck a tree. It is unknown at this time if there were any other factors that contributed to the crash.

The operator of the motorcycle, Omar Ramirez-Lopez, 33, of Tualatin was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or have information regarding the crash, is asked to contact Tualatin Police at 503-629-0111.


Attached Media Files: 16-2013
Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 18 - Lincoln County - Update Names Released
Oregon State Police - 07/13/16 9:24 AM
The driver has been identified as Shaypher Lee M. HENDRICKS, age 22 from Ellensburg, Wa. HENDRICKS is currently at Legacy Emmanuel in Portland for treatment of serious injuries.

The passenger has been identified as Austin M. MAYHAK, age 27, from Union Gap, WA.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.

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Previous Release:

On July 12th, 2016 at about 2:59 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 3.5 (north of Lincoln City).

Preliminary investigation reveals a white in color 15-passenger GMC van, was traveling westbound when it departed the highway and for unknown reasons, striking several large trees and catching fire. The driver was transported to North Lincoln Hospital and immediately flown to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland for treatment of serious injuries. The right front passenger was found deceased in the burnt van. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Highway 18 was closed completely for approximately 8 hours. Traffic was re-routed onto North Bank Road during that time. The highway was opened briefly a few times to let commercial motor vehicles clear.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing and names will be released pending notification to next of kin.

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Police Cadet Program
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/13/16 9:15 AM
The Beaverton Police Department is launching a Cadet Program for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, with an interest in law enforcement. The Cadet Program will pair these young adults with police officers to provide hands-on career experience, team building skills and leadership development, all while having fun. The cadets will participate in meetings, trainings, ride-a-longs, Oregon Liquor Control Commission Minor-in-Possession alcohol details, community events, school safety fairs, Boy Scout presentations and Special Olympics, to name a few.

Many communities around the U.S. have similar programs and it has proven to be a beneficial stepping stone for future careers in law enforcement, government officials, and community leaders. Our hope is that the police cadets will play an important part in cultivating a diverse workforce for the department's future. We are very excited to introduce such a great program here in Beaverton.

The police department is looking to hire five volunteer cadets and are currently accepting applications. Applicants should prepare for an interview and must have the ability to pass a thorough background investigation. The cadets selected must successfully complete the Regional Law Enforcement Cadet Academy- conducted for twelve consecutive Saturdays, beginning in February 2017.

The closing date for applications is Friday, July 29, 2016. The attached link will take you to the information page and application. http://www.beavertonpolice.org/285/Cadet-Program
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Attached Media Files: News Release
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet July 15 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 07/13/16 9:12 AM
July 13, 2016

Contact: Pamela Naylor, 503-559-2216 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, July 15, 2016, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 10:15 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 210 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville.

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277166.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; 2015 Metrics Final Report presentation; public testimony; 2017 measure selection; review 2015 metrics by race and ethnicity.

For more information, please visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/analytics/Pages/Metrics-Scoring-Committee.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Pacific City Dory Days designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/13/16 8:43 AM
Dory Days, a festival celebrating local fishing culture, now in its 57th year is the newest Oregon Heritage Tradition designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Dory Days is the 13th event designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The others include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Klamath Basin Potato Festival and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic.

The festival takes place this Friday --Sunday (July 15-17) in Pacific City. A banner will presented Friday evening of the event.

"The Heritage Commission wants to recognize those traditions that have helped define the state," said Eric Martin, the commission's chair. "These events truly celebrate what is local heritage in Oregon."

"Volunteers invite everyone to celebrate and understand the dory boat and the fishing tradition that is so deeply part of Oregon culture," said Dave Larkins, with the Pacific City Dorymen's Association. "Dory boat launches, a parade, artisan fair and a new exhibit about dory boat history are featured events. Its proceeds support local scholarships, youth programs and fish hatchery projects."

Pacific City is "The Home of the Dory Fleet" as noted on the town's banners. The naturally protected harbor is ideal for the dory boats that launch and land from the beach. This annual event honors a 90 year fishing tradition.

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state. A list of Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx .

The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts. ###
$1.1 million grant to aid PCC's new juvenile justice program
PCC - 07/13/16 8:38 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Community College has been awarded more than $1.1 million from the US Department of Education for a new juvenile justice reentry education program called the Opening Doors Project.

The project will provide career-technical education and wrap-around services to approximately 100 incarcerated juvenile females during the next three years at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany. Led by PCC, Opening Doors brings together a group of public and community-based organizations to strengthen educational programming, transitional services and engagement for this population. Partners include PCC, Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility, Three Lakes High School, Worksystems Inc., Oregon Tradeswomen Inc., and Constructing Hope.

Set to launch this fall, the project will be supported by a director, a case manager and a small team of instructors, including Computer Applications and Office Systems Program instructor Noreen Brown, who will start teaching at Oak Creek in September.

"I believe that those who overcome the types of hardships these young women face bring unique insights to our community," said Dan Wenger, division dean of Arts & Professions at the Cascade Campus. "It is not only about them being successful by standard measures such as getting a job or going on with their education, but about their experience adding up to something more powerful."

The female youth will receive instruction in computer applications systems that will feed into the Career Pathways Program, which helps people find the right career and education path through short-term stackable certificates. In addition, Opening Doors staff will provide youth with internships at trade organizations and other education opportunities.

Three tracks will be available to the students on release: They can continue with Career Pathways courses at PCC, enter state-approved pre-apprenticeship programs, or go directly into the job market.

The Career Pathways component will offer inmates wrap-around career and college success coaching both inside the prison and upon their release. This includes program staff working with them while in the facility to find the right career path, and creating a career and college plan they can pursue once they leave.

When released, the new students will be empowered to navigate the college's resources on campus and online. Plus, the computer application systems courses through Career Pathways will not only count toward a program certificate and degree, but also will provide foundational computer skills that are critical to navigating and succeeding in college, finding housing, or applying for jobs.

"Our department is focused on equity and access, and we are incredibly excited to be expanding our services to reach the young women at Oak Creek," said Kate Kinder, Career Pathways manager. "The grant's systemic approach will not only allow the young women to realize their potential, but will also result in strategies that can be scaled up across the state to increase the economic mobility and opportunities for communities impacted by the criminal justice system."
City extends deadline for Block 10 development proposals
City of Vancouver - 07/13/16 8:37 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver has extended its deadline for development proposals for Block 10 to Friday, July 29 at 3 p.m.

The sale of Block 10, a city-owned property at 811 Washington St., has generated considerable interest from developers and the City is now offering two weeks of additional time for proposal submissions.

The City would like to sell the property to a private developer for multi-story mixed use development. The Vancouver City Center Vision and Subarea Plan, developed in 2007, envisions housing or offices with a mix of active services on the first floor, such as restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, a grocery store or other retail.

Upon review of proposals, City Council will decide whether or not to sell the property based on how well the proposals meet the City's vision.

The Block 10 Request for Proposals is available online at www.cityofvancouver.us/Block10. It includes details on incentives, the City's vision, zoning restrictions, environmental conditions, appraisal and other relevant information about the property.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 80 Units in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/13/16 1:59 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of NE Tillamook Street in Portland. The fire affected 80 units. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Tue. 07/12/16
Missing Endangered Elderly Female (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/12/16 9:12 PM
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UPDATE
Bonnie has been found safe and is on her way home.

Beaverton Police Department is asking the public's assistance in finding 65 year old Bonnie Clark. Bonnie has been missing from her Beaverton home near SW Murray Blvd/SW Maverick Terrace since 1:00 PM this afternoon. We believe Bonnie left her home on foot as she doesn't have access to a vehicle or know how to use the Tri-Met system.

Bonnie has severe Dementia and may not be able to tell you her name. Bonnie will not be able to find her way home. Bonnie is in good physical health and has no problems walking. Below is a recent picture of Bonnie.

Bonnie is a Caucasian female, 5'8" tall, 126 pounds, blond/brown hair and wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a brown sweater over a white shirt and black pants. If you see or have seen Bonnie please call Beaverton Police at 503-629-0111.

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Picture of Clark
Lincoln County Ambulance Service Review Committee Public Notice Message
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 4:48 PM
Greetings,

The next meeting of the Lincoln County Ambulance Service Review Committee (ASRC) will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th Street, Newport, OR 97365.
This is a newly reappointed committee by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners; the quarterly meeting dates, times will be established at the July 27 meeting. Meeting minutes, once approved will be posted on the County website with other public meetings.
http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/asrc/page/ambulance-service-review-committee-meeting

Regards,

Jenny Demaris, County Emergency Manager
Committee Recorder
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4199
PSA: Willamette Humane Society Offers Primp Your Pit Spay & Neuter Special, Funded by Petsmart Charities (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 07/12/16 4:43 PM
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FOR RELEASE ON JULY 16, 2016


PSA ANNOUNCEMENT

Do the healthy thing for your pet! Get your pitbull or pitbull mix fixed and a nail trim for just $20 this August because unplanned litters create millions of pets with no place to call home. Primp your pit! Call Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic at 503-480-SPAY. Funded by PetSmart Charities.


PRESS RELEASE

(Salem, OR) Willamette Humane Society urges pit bull parents to prevent unwanted litters during the August "Primp Your Pit" campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities(R), "Primp Your Pit" provides $20 spay/neuter surgeries (and free nail trim) for pit bull terrier dogs.

Pit bull terriers end up in shelters in large numbers due to myths and misperceptions, which impact public opinions of the breed and reduces the adoption rates of these dogs in local animal shelters.

That's why Willamette Humane Society, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is participating in the "Primp Your Pit " spay/neuter campaign.

Through the "Primp Your Pit" campaign, Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic will provide a special $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier mixes during the month of August.

"Spaying/neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters from being born that will ultimately end on in local shelters," says Dr. Amanda Luell.

Some pet parents may be hesitant to get their young puppies and kittens sterilized. But the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.

This special $20 rate is even less than the organization's normal low-cost priced and is available to all residents of Marion and Polk Counties. Pet parents who wish to take advantage of this offer must mention the "Primp Your Pit" campaign when they call to schedule their appointment. The campaign is based on availability.

Thanks to the PetSmart Charities grant, Willamette Humane Society will provide 30 "Primp Your Pit" sterilizations for $20 in August. Please visit whs4pets.org or call 503-480-7729 for more information or to schedule an appointment.



About Willamette Humane Society

Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. In 2014-2015, Willamette Humane Society provided compassionate services to 8,255 pets and 65,417 people. 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 1,100 volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.

About PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. More than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through our adoption program in all PetSmart(R) stores and our sponsored adoption events. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding spay/neuter services that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, separate from PetSmart, Inc.

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Coffee with a Cop set for Wednesday, July 13
Salem Police Dept. - 07/12/16 4:29 PM
Officers from the Salem Police Department are hosting a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, July 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Broadway Coffeehouse, 1300 Broadway ST NE.

"We're hoping to just say 'thank you' to Salem residents," said Lt. Dave Okada of the Community Response of Wednesday's event.

"Recent national events have been tough on communities across the US, and Salem is not immune," said Lt. Dave Okada of the Community Response Section. "Yet, through all these difficult situations, we have received an extraordinary amount of supportive messages from Salem residents."

The Salem Police Department's social media accounts and email boxes have been full of messages from the community expressing their feelings over recent national tragedies, as well extending sentiments of support.

"It's because of this amazing response we wanted to have a way to thank our residents for their kind words, so we're holding a Coffee with a Cop event. We hope neighbors can join us," Okada added.

The department launched Coffee with a Cop in 2015 at local coffee houses in an effort to meet with residents in a comfortable setting to simply chat, and have a conversation over topics of concern to residents.

Refreshments for Wednesday's event will be provided by Salem Alliance Church.

For more information about the event, please contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.
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Share Hunger Appeal Raises $200,203 with $100,000 Match by CenturyLink Foundation
Share - 07/12/16 4:26 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Share's annual Hunger Appeal raised a gross total of $200,203 thanks to a $100,000 match by the CenturyLink Foundation through their 2016 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which took place June 6-17 in company locations across the country.

"We are truly grateful to our community for recognizing the need of individuals and families who rely on food assistance programs, helping us to locally raise $100,203," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "With the success of this challenge, we will be able to continue supporting the more than 1,850 children at 90 schools who receive bags of food each week during the school year through our Backpack Program."

The 2016 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive differed from previous year by matching only on-line financial donations made at networkforgood.com/centurylink; donors chose from a list of 144 non-profits pre-selected as designees.

While this year's matching challenge from CenturyLink did not include a match for food donations, our community donated 28,000 lbs. of non-perishable food items. We'd like to thank the following organizations and businesses for coordinating food drives: Vancouver Neighborhood Association, Riverview Elementary, Sarah J Anderson Elementary, Craft Beer & Winefest and Area Wineries, Truman Elementary, Vancouver Mall, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, New Seasons Market, Summer Brewfest, DSHS, Evergreen Public Schools, Dog's Best Friend, Creekside Elder Care, Discovery Health and Rehab, The Hampton Salmon Creek, Highgate Senior Living, Woodland Care Center, Clearwater Springs Assisted Living, Glenwood Place, The Hampton Ashley Inn, Dick Hannah Stores, PlayLive Store, Burns & McDonnell, Fort Vancouver High School and Integra.

Nationally, the 2016 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive raised nearly $700,000 to help support 144 organizations across the country. To further support its employees' efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to beneficiaries through the drive. This is the seventh year for CenturyLink's nationwide drive.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communication, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients 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 benefiting 1,850+ children at 92 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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**MEDIA ALERT** Dream Playground to Come to Life for Local Families
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/12/16 4:18 PM
Partners Join Forces to Create a New Playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
Photo/Interview Opportunities Available


WHAT:

More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial(TM) (@weareforesters), The Salvation Army Gresham Corps (@SalArmyPortland), organizers from KaBOOM! (@kaboom) and residents of the Portland community will join forces on Saturday, July 23, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at The Salvation Army Gresham Corps. The design is based on children's drawings created at a special design event in May.


WHEN: Saturday, July 23

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Foresters Family Fun Zone (arts & crafts, games & more for children and families)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Kick-off ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Best viewing of playground construction
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Final construction phase
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate playground
(Times are approximate)


WHERE:
The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
473 SE 194th Ave
Portland, OR 97233


WHY:

Over its 15 year lifespan, the new playground will eventually serve more than 1,000 children and their families in the community, providing them with a safe place to play.

Playgrounds provide an opportunity for families to spend quality time together and get to know other families in their community. A playground is more than a playground. It's a brain-expander, friend-maker, and muscle-builder. It's a pillar in the community.

Foresters Financial, an international financial services provider, helps families reach their financial goals, protect themselves and make a lasting difference in their communities. This year, Foresters and KaBOOM! are proudly celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their partnership. Since 2006, Foresters has invested more than $11.5 million with KaBOOM! to build more than 130 playgrounds -- including 3 in Oregon -- across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2016. Over their 15-year lifespan, these playgrounds will strengthen the community and provide more than 4.5 million children and their families with an opportunity to spend quality time together.

KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. #playmatters


VISUALS:

Before and after shots
Volunteers assembling, carrying, and installing brightly colored playground equipment
Volunteers moving 1,200 square feet of safety surfacing by hand
Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the playground




The Salvation Army Gresham Corps
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 127 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmygresham.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial(TM) is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and total funds under management of $34 billion1. With a history of more than 140 years, we provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals, protect their families and improve their communities. For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters Financial and Foresters are trade names and trademarks of The Independent Order of Foresters (a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9) and its subsidiaries.
Products offered vary by country. Not all products are available for distribution in all jurisdictions. In the United States, products are offered by The Independent Order of Foresters and its subsidiaries, including Foresters Financial Services, Inc. a registered broker-dealer. Securities, life insurance and annuity products are offered through Foresters Financial Services, Inc. or independent producers. Insurance products are issued by Foresters Life Insurance and Annuity Company, New York, or The Independent Order of Foresters. Investment advisory products and services are offered through Foresters Advisory Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
1in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2015

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids -- particularly those growing up in poverty in America -- the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open, or improve nearly 16,300 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers, and served 8.1 million kids. KaBOOM! creates great places to play, inspires communities to promote and support play, and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives. To learn why #playmatters and why cities are embracing #playability: visit kaboom.org or join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom or facebook.com/kaboom.


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Phase 2 of Capitol Mall Parking Technology Install Begins Mid-July
City of Salem - 07/12/16 3:52 PM
Salem, Ore. -- The City of Salem will soon replace the remaining coin operated meters around the Capitol Mall with new parking technology.

Work crews will soon be installing parking stations that will allow Capitol Mall visitors to pay for parking with credit and debit cards, as well as coins. The new stations will also allow more flexible time options, such as pre-paying for parking in advance of the 8 a.m. enforcement time. The new equipment will be the same technology which was installed in the Capitol Mall in fall 2015.

City of Salem-issued Cash Keys will not be compatible with the new parking stations, but they can continue to be used at areas outside of the Capitol Mall where coin-based meters are located.

Site preparation work will begin in mid-July. Following the site preparation, the new parking pay stations will be installed. It is estimated that all of the new parking stations will be operational by early August 2016.

An information web page that includes an implementation map and Frequently Asked Questions is available at www.cityofsalem.net/capitolmallparking. Information on the web page will be updated as available. For specific questions regarding the new parking technology implementation, please contact Sara Long at slong@cityofsalem.net or 503-589-2065. Si necesita ayunda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Fraud Alert: Active #PhoneScam in Portland - Do Not Send Money (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/12/16 3:36 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau wants community members to be aware of a variety of phone scams that are active in the Portland Metro area.

Officers have received reports from people who stated that callers would claim to be members of a police department or sheriff's department and that the victim missed jury duty, had outstanding fines, or a warrant for their arrest that could be taken care of over the phone with a payment.

Other victims have reported callers claiming to be public utilities, the IRS, charities and home repair companies.

Some of these scams will include spoofing a legitimate police agency phone number and using a real name of a law enforcement officer in an attempt to gain the trust of the victim.

Callers typically instruct the victims to purchase re-loadable cards and call them back with the numbers. Recent scam callers have asked for iTunes gift cards be used as payment.

The Portland Police Bureau reminds you to be aware that:

The Portland Police Bureau or any other legitimate law enforcement agency does not call community members seeking payment for outstanding traffic citations or warrants. This includes claims of unpaid federal or state taxes.

The Portland Police Bureau does not call individuals and demand money from community members under any circumstances.

Individuals claiming to collect debts may try to instill fear in potential victims to persuade them to forward money.

MoneyPak/Green Dot and Vanilla Reload have online tools to allow purchasers to request a refund if the scammer has not yet cashed the card.

For more information, please visit https://www.moneypak.com/refundrequest.aspx for MoneyPak/Green Dot and https://www.vanillareload.com/index.php/refund for Vanilla Reload.

If you are a resident of Portland and fall victim to these scammers with financial loss, you are encouraged to file a report by calling the Portland Police Bureau's Non-Emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Tips to help avoid becoming a victim to this scam include:

Never give personal or financial information to an unsolicited caller or email.

Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

Stay private. Regularly update privacy settings for social media sites. Scammers often make their stories more believable by trolling for personal information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites.

Utility companies and government agencies will never contact you for payment by GreenDot, MoneyPak or Vanilla Reload.

Remember that anyone who has the number on a prepaid card has access to the funds on your card.

Never wire money, provide debit or credit card numbers to a stranger.

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) advises that courts may use an independent collection service to collect unpaid monetary judgments and fines. If someone believes they are being scammed regarding an alleged unpaid traffic citation or other court-imposed financial obligation they can:

Ask the collector (caller) for information specific to the alleged warrant or unpaid traffic citation. The caller should have the court case number, date of ticket and vehicle license number.

Verify the debt or confirm other details by calling the OJD collections hotline at 1-888-564-2828.

Use OJD Courts ePay to directly pay money owed to state courts for most traffic citations, civil fees or criminal fines (For more information go to http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OnlineServices/ePay/Pages/index.aspx.

If you receive a similar call, disconnect without providing any information or taking any instructions from the caller. Contact your local law enforcement agency.

The Oregon Department of Justice has a tremendous amount of information and resources available to protect consumers. Information can be found by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scam Alert website www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance in the Shooting of Livestock - Klamath County
Oregon State Police - 07/12/16 3:33 PM
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting of livestock in Klamath County.

On Friday, July 8, 2016, a cow was shot on the 106 road near Camp Four in Klamath County. The incident was witnessed by Oregon Department of Forestry personnel. The suspect was described as a white male adult, heavier build, wearing shorts and no shoes. He was operating an older Ford Taurus or Chevy Cavalier, light grey or white in color and with several stickers at the top of the rear window. Evidence was collected at the scene and the investigation is on-going.

On Monday, July 11, 2016, OSP troopers investigated two more deceased cows near the 100 line road at Spencer Creek. Those may have been shot as well and the investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Sergeant Dennis Yaws at (541) 883-5713 extension 321. Information may be kept anonymous.

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Vancouver Police Neighbors On Watch recruiting new volunteers (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/12/16 3:27 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver Police Department Neighbors On Watch (NOW) program is recruiting our next group of volunteers and are accepting applications for our next training academy until July 21. Are you observant? Do you want to learn more about your local police department? Could you find four hours a month to help the community? If so, the Vancouver Police Department's Neighbors On Watch (NOW) citizen patrol program may be a great fit for you. NOW is growing and additional volunteers are encouraged to join this wildly successful program.

Citizens interested in training to help the police with crime prevention are welcome to apply for the NOW volunteer team. NOW is a high-visibility, non-confrontational, observe and report program. Trained volunteers patrol in pairs throughout the city of Vancouver, including neighborhoods, trails, parks, special events, and other areas that need attention. NOW volunteers work in partnership with Vancouver Police by being extra "eyes and ears" and reporting suspicious or criminal behavior.

Patrols are done on foot, bike and in vehicles. Applicants must be at least 21-years old, live in the city of Vancouver, pass a background investigation, and complete 40 hours of training before becoming part of the NOW citizen patrol team.

Training includes observation skills, radio communications, patrol procedures, rules of conduct, personal safety, incident reporting, CPR, First Aid and search techniques.

Applications for the next training academy are due by July 21. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/m8j528k or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Cheney at 360-487-7467 or Kelly.Cheney@cityofvancouver.us.




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


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Grand Jury to Review Polk County Officer Involved Shooting
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 07/12/16 2:22 PM
DALLAS (OR) -- Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton today announced that per the county's law enforcement use of deadly physical force response plan, he has elected to present the evidence accumulated related to the July 5, 2016 officer involved shooting to the Grand Jury for its review. A date has not been set for that hearing.
Streamside (Riparian) Rulemaking Advisory Sub-Committee meets July 22
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/12/16 2:22 PM
The Riparian Rulemaking Advisory Committee voted June 21 to assign a subcommittee the task of finalizing rule language for the streamside buffers associated with salmon, steelhead and bull trout streams. The advisory panel to the Board of Forestry will meet 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 at Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, the Santiam Room -- Building D, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The subcommittee plans to discuss elements of administrative rules that need further work, refine the rule language package as it is presented to the subcommittee, and clarify any disagreements. The subcommittee will provide input to ODF for drafting rules that the Board of Forestry will consider as it implements its decision to increase streamside shade buffers along some fish-bearing streams in western Oregon.

This is a public meeting that includes opportunities to provide comment at the beginning and end of the meeting. The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. Interpreter requests for the hearing impaired and other accommodations should be made by July 21, 2016. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique, ODF, 503-945-7502.
***Update 3*** Police Continuing Officer Involved Shooting Investigation - Polk County
Oregon State Police - 07/12/16 1:53 PM
Update #3:

The investigation into the July 5th officer involved shooting in Polk County is continuing.

The involved Polk County Deputy has been identified as Deputy Casey Gibson, age 28. Deputy Gibson has approximately three years of law enforcement service and was uninjured in the incident.

The suspect who was fatally shot in the encounter, has been identified as Joshua Bolster, age 29, of Salem.

No further information to be released at this time.

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Previously Released:

An Oregon State Trooper arrived on scene in response to requests for assistance by Polk County Deputies after shots had been fired. The arriving Trooper took part in the attempts to take the injured suspect into custody, who was still not complying with officers commands, and employed less lethal means to do so.

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On the evening of July 5th 2016, the Monmouth Police Department responded to a call for service to an apartment complex regarding a male suspect who was trespassing and harassing an ex-girlfriend at that location. When Monmouth Police Department officers arrived at the scene, they learned that the male suspect had left the scene and had been involved in a confrontation with a male tenant of the apartments in which the suspect pulled out a knife.

The Monmouth Police Department sent an attempt to locate to the local agencies in the area with the suspect's information and a description of his vehicle. The Monmouth Police Department told the local agencies they had probable cause to arrest the suspect for Trespassing and Menacing and the suspect was believed to be armed with a knife.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputies set up on Highway 22W near Doaks Ferry Rd. looking for the suspect and his vehicle. Polk County Sheriff's Deputies subsequently stopped the vehicle and began giving commands to the suspect in an attempt effect an arrest. An Oregon State Trooper also responded to the scene to assist. During the confrontation the Trooper deployed less lethal force options. A Deputy fired shots and the suspect was injured. Medical aid was rendered to the suspect and he was transported to the Salem Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The suspect later succumbs to his injuries at the Salem Hospital.

Following the Polk County Senate Bill 111 Officer Involved Shooting protocols, the Polk County Inter-agency Major Crimes Team was contacted and it was decided the Oregon State Police would be the lead agency for this investigation.

Agencies who assisted on scene were Salem Fire, Falck Ambulance, Polk County District Attorney's Office, Independence Police and Monmouth Police.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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On July 5, 2016 at about 9:45 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office was on a citizen contact on Highway 22 near milepost 23 (Holman Frontage Road) when they requested backup. Shortly after the deputy advised there had been shots fired and the subject was down.

The adult male was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. Highway 22 was closed for several hours while the investigation was conducted.

The Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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Department of Corrections 65-year partnership with Department of Forestry (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/12/16 1:42 PM
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The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) recently completed their annual fire school for adults in custody assigned to outside fire crews. This year, the two agencies continue a successful partnership into their 65th year; DOC's South Fork Forest Camp (SFFC) in Tillamook has been jointly operating with ODF since 1951. Together the two agencies provide training, skills, and mentorship to adults in custody.

ODF fire personnel joined with DOC staff to conduct week-long training courses for inmates selected through a careful screening process. Inmate crews are provided classroom and field exercises to obtain their nationally-recognized Firefighter II certification -- a certification identical to that of agency and private firefighters. In addition to those working the fire lines, other inmates are specially trained in food service operations to serve meals to thousands of firefighters stationed at fire camps, and to provide equipment repair.

The 2015 wildfire season proved challenging for DOC staff and inmates, who participated in 40 fires around the state, working side-by-side with other agencies and contract firefighters. As this year's fire season gets under way, DOC and ODF are trained and ready to serve. Not only does the fire program save the state millions of dollars, it provides DOC's low-risk offenders with the tools they need for future work opportunities, which helps prepare them for re-entry into the community.

"Forestry considers South Fork Forest Camp an investment and relies on the value of production to be greater than the costs to run the program," said Nathan Seable, ODF Camp Manager. "In a given year, we can produce 28,000 man days of labor in support of reforestation, recreation maintenance, and wildfire suppression on state forest lands."

"We are extremely proud of our long-standing, mutually beneficial partnership with Forestry," said DOC Director Colette S. Peters. "The adults in DOC's custody who participate in fire season gain essential skills and experience, which are vital to successful reintegration from prison to home. ODF gains talented, qualified workers who enhance their workforce while reducing overall costs to taxpayers. Together we accomplish great things and are proud to serve the citizens of Oregon."

SFFC is minimum-security work camp that houses approximately 200 male inmates who are within four years of release. Part of SFFC's mission is to supply a ready work force to combat forest or wild fires throughout the state. Crews provide critical support for statewide fire operations, recreation, and reforestation, as well as provide support for special projects such as sign making, metal fabrication, and tool or equipment repair. SFFC was established in 1951 and is a satellite facility to CRCI and managed jointly with the Oregon Department of Forestry. It is located approximately 28 miles east of Tillamook, just off of Highway 6 along the Wilson River in the Tillamook Forest.



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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 18 - Lincoln County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/12/16 1:06 PM
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On July 12th, 2016 at about 2:59 a.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 3.5 (north of Lincoln City).

Preliminary investigation reveals a white in color 15-passenger GMC van, was traveling westbound when it departed the highway and for unknown reasons, striking several large trees and catching fire. The driver was transported to North Lincoln Hospital and immediately flown to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland for treatment of serious injuries. The right front passenger was found deceased in the burnt van. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Highway 18 was closed completely for approximately 8 hours. Traffic was re-routed onto North Bank Road during that time. The highway was opened briefly a few times to let commercial motor vehicles clear.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing and names will be released pending notification to next of kin.

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Pokémon Go search turns up loaded firearm in field (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 11:51 AM
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Pokémon Go search turns up loaded firearm in field

Two young adult brothers on the trail of a "Pokémon character" instead came across a loaded handgun lying in a field off Hwy 99 in Hazel Dell. Without touching the gun, the brothers suspended their GPS search for virtual creatures, called 911 and awaited the arrival of Deputy Brian Wade. Deputy Wade recovered the weapon, a loaded Smith and Wesson Model 16-4 .32 Magnum which had likely been discarded in the field some time ago, had visible weathering and some rust, but looked as though the gun was still capable of firing rounds. The gun serial number doesn't show up in any law enforcement lost/stolen data base. Deputy Wade thanked the brothers and noted that it's very fortunate the weapon was found by responsible adults rather than children, "It might've led to a tragic incident, if it weren't for the Pokémon searchers" he said.


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REACH Preserves 50 Homes for Senior Citizens: Historic Building to Remain Affordable for Downtown Portland Residents (Photo)
REACH Community Development - 07/12/16 11:10 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- July 12, 2016 - On Friday, July 15, REACH Community Development will celebrate the grand Re-Opening of The Bronaugh Apartments, a three story, 50-unit historic apartment building located in downtown Portland. Home to elderly and disabled Oregonians living on fixed incomes, the Bronaugh is the last building of the at-risk Section 8 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties identified in the 11X13 Campaign. In order to preserve and maintain much-needed affordable homes for downtown seniors, REACH purchased the building in 2013 and oversaw a substantial renovation including a seismic upgrade to bring it up to current code.

Built in 1905, the Bronaugh is listed on the historic registry and was last renovated in 1982. The building has been carefully renovated with modern comforts, while retaining and restoring its elegant, historic character. The Bronaugh features original architectural details such as semi-circular arched openings, bracketed and broad overhanging eaves, decorative egg and dart moulding, and ornamented frieze and bay window panels, each contributing to the building's unique eclecticism.

With an expiring Section 8 contract and hot real estate market, the Bronaugh was at risk of being converted to market rate apartments, displacing its senior and disabled residents. REACH purchased the building to preserve the housing for the residents, several of whom have lived in the building for over 20 years.

"We wanted to continue providing housing for the Bronaugh's residents, some of whom have lived there for many years," says Lucy Corbett, Housing Project Manager. "Had the building been sold for re-development, it would have displaced the residents from their homes, further reducing affordable apartments in an area with high rents."

Funding for the Bronaugh project was provided by the Portland Housing Bureau, Oregon Housing & Community Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, and the U S Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. The development team included Walsh Construction Co., Carleton Hart Architecture, and the Housing Development Center.

About REACH CDC
Since 1982, REACH has built innovative and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in the metropolitan region. REACH develops and manages affordable housing and provides supportive services to our residents, as well as free home repairs to senior homeowners. Today, REACH's portfolio includes 2,073 units including single family homes, apartment buildings and mixed-use developments located across the City of Portland. REACH has won numerous state and national awards for its creative approach to building healthy communities and its innovative housing projects. More information available at http://reachcdc.org.
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Little "Sheriff for a Day" Still Beating the Odds (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 10:44 AM
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Update: It should be noted that the Sheriff stars on Noah's collar belonged to his great-grandpa, the late Sheriff Les Nelson and were presented as a gift from Sheriff Mark Nelson.

Kelso - Sheriff Mark Nelson and the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is honoring Noah Anderson as "Sheriff" for a Day. This is a program for chronically ill children to help them and their families celebrate life. More information can be found on the Criminal Justice Training Commission website or the Chief for a Day website.

On Friday, Red Leaf Coffee in Kelso will be donating a portion of their daily receipts to Noah to help the family with associated costs for Noah an his family's well-being, both medical and personal. A Cowlitz Black Bears fundraiser is also in the works.

The Daily News published a story on Noah a couple of years ago. Since then the little "miracle" boy has continued to grow, but remains fragile in many ways. "He's a fighter and has a really great sense of humor." said Sheriff Mark Nelson. (Who is also Noah's great-uncle) "This is the first time my office and I have sponsored a child and I couldn't think of anyone more deserving, relation or not. This little boy deserves all the happy he can get."

Noah's favorite thing is SpongeBob, so Sheriff Nelson had one sewn onto Noah's uniform shirt. The just before a recent photo session, Sheriff Nelson sewed a "SpongeBob" patch on his own uniform shirt to match Noah's.

The two Sheriffs participated in the Longview 4th of July parade and plan to be in Castle Rock on Thursday for their parade, though Noah will miss the Kalama parade on Saturday due to a medical procedure on Friday that will likely keep him hospitalized, but Sheriff Nelson will be there on "Sheriff" Noah's behalf.

We appreciate everyone's support and if you would like to donate, you can send checks to "Noah Anderson-Sheriff for a Day" at 1009 N. 22nd Ave. Kelso, WA 98626 or drop them off at Cowlitz Title c/o Dyann, 1159 14th Ave. Longview, or the Sheriff' Office, 312 S.W. 1st Ave. Kelso, WA.

This is all to bring an added measure of joy to a chronically ill little boy and his family.


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Inmates learn firefighting skills
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/12/16 9:52 AM
(St. Paul, OR) The Oregon Departments of Forestry and Corrections are conducting a fire school for female inmates at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Upon completion of the school, inmates will be qualified as wildland firefighters to be used as a firefighting resource by the Department of Forestry's North Cascade District.

LIVE FIRE EXERCISE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JULY 15
This intensive training -- critical to the safety and effectiveness of the crew as they battle blazes during fire season -- includes a live fire exercise scheduled 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the J.E. Schroeder Seed Orchard in St. Paul. This exercise is an excellent opportunity for members of the media to observe and shoot video or stills of firefighting, initial attack, fire safety protocol and various tasks involved in fire suppression.

Incident Commander ("IC") Levi Hopkins, Grant Coordinator, Oregon Department of Forestry, Molalla, sees this as an opportunity for the inmates to gain skills and give back to the community. The inmates will be trained in fire safety and tactical skills that will help them when battling fires this summer.

Once trained, the crew will be made available to homeowners throughout Clackamas County whose homes are located in the wildland-urban interface to complete fuels reduction projects. Crews have the ability to create 200 feet of defensible space around a home to increase its survivability in the event of a wildfire. There is no cost to the landowner. Landowners can learn if they qualify for this program by contacting the Oregon Department of Forestry's Molalla Unit office.

"This is a new project with fuels reduction, but using inmates to fight fire is not a new concept," said Hopkins. "They have been used since 1957 and are a valuable resource."

A total of 24 inmates from the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility will participate.
Trainees will spend the first four days of the week in a classroom setting. Class topics covered in the fire school include basic fire behavior, fire suppression tactics, use of hand tools, weather and safety on the fire line. The fire school takes place July 11 through Friday, July 15, at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The five-day course culminates in a live fire exercise. The July 15 exercise provides trainees with the final challenge: applying their newly acquired skills to suppress and mop-up a real fire.

NORTH CASCADE DISTRICT OFFICIALLY IN FIRE SEASON
These individuals will become qualified firefighters less than two weeks after the ODF State Forester's Office declared fire season in the North Cascade Forest Protection District (June 30, 2016). The district is currently enforcing a regulated use closure that limits activity in the forest and currently stands at an Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1.

For more information, please contact media representatives Dawn Sleight, 503-829-2216, 503-780-8646, Bonnie Gisler, 503-829-2216, or Levi Hopkins, 503-829-2216.


NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA:
This opportunity offers supervised access to inmate trainee firefighters as they prepare for the 2016 fire season, as well as access to experienced firefighters overseeing the training. However, we require 24-hour notice of your intent to participate, as all media must be accompanied by an agency escort and have personal protective equipment.

Personal protective equipment includes Nomex pants, long-sleeve Nomex shirt, leather gloves, hard hat, and all-leather boots with Vibram soles. Protective equipment (excluding leather boots) may be available for media to borrow. Please contact Dawn Sleight to make arrangements.
Business Resilience is the Focus of Free Red Cross Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness Forum
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/12/16 9:41 AM
The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud for Business forum on July 20 aims to teach attendees practical steps to start preparing workplaces for disasters and the important role individuals can play in building a culture of preparedness at home and at work.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2016 - The American Red Cross and local partners are helping businesses and organizations of all sizes be prepared for disasters, such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, by holding Prepare Out Loud for Business on July 20, at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon.

Forum attendees will hear directly from top business leaders from Tektronix, PGE and Intel the steps they're taking to plan for emergencies and the tools available to engage employees, assess readiness, and strengthen business resilience.

"National statistics show that 40 percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "Prepare Out Loud brings together top business leaders to share the steps all businesses can take now to prepare their employees and organizations for disasters of all kinds."

In addition to business continuity information, Red Cross preparedness presenters will share information on the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, how humans behave during disasters, how to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and how much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.

Following the Prepare Out Loud for Business forum, attendees will understand the central role their own actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience both at work and at home.


WHAT: American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud for Business

WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9 a.m. -- 11 a.m.

WHERE: Tektronix, 14150 SW Karl Braun Dr., Beaverton, OR 97005

RSVP AT: www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoudforBusiness


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1190/96048/Prepare_Out_Loud_for_Business_Flyer.pdf , 2016-07/1190/96048/News_Release_-_Red_Cross_Help_Businesses_Prepare_for_Disasters_with_Prepare_Out_Loud.pdf
Media invited - Sheriff's Office training on new Bio-Metrics inmate screening tool
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/12/16 9:29 AM
Today 07/12/2016 at 3 pm, members of the media are invited to view the training session for Correctional Deputies on the new Bio-Metrics inmate screening tool. Instructors will be available for questions. The training will be held on the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Vancouver, WA. Attending media may park in the north west parking lot of the Public Service Center and will be led to the training room. Please plan to arrive promptly at 3 pm.
Shellie Holk of Albertina Kerr Accepted Into 2016-2017 Clinical Innovation Fellows Program (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 07/12/16 9:19 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (July 12, 2016) -- Shellie Holk, Manager of Nursing and Clinical Operations for Albertina Kerr, has been accepted into the Oregon Council of Clinical Innovators, a network of health system leaders convened by the Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center. The year-long program aims to build the capacity of health system transformation leadership within Oregon, support the success of coordinated care organizations and spread Oregon's coordinated care model.

From August 2016 to June 2017, Holk, along with other multidisciplinary innovation leaders, will actively work with project teams to implement health system transformation projects in their local communities. Holk will focus on further developing Albertina Kerr's Children's Developmental Health Services' SHINE pilot program.

The SHINE (Shifting Healthcare through Integrated Networks and Engagement) Program serves CareOregon children between the ages of 6 months and 10 years-old with developmental behavior issues such as Autism and ADHD. Participants receive all services needed to meet their family's goals which includes Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Mental Health Therapy and Case Management. SHINE is funded by an alternative payment model and aims to reduce costs and improve the care and outcomes of patients.

"I am honored to be a part of this fellowship and work with other Oregon healthcare leaders," said Holk. "This is a great opportunity to broaden my exposure and further develop the SHINE program at Albertina Kerr."

Holk currently oversees clinical operations for Albertina Kerr's Community Based Mental Health Services, Children's Developmental Health Services and the nursing program at Albertina Kerr's Inpatient Crisis Psychiatric Care facility for children and adolescents in mental health crisis. In support of Holk's nomination into the fellowship program, Health Share offered $10,000 to support the SHINE program for the duration of her fellowship.

To learn more about Shellie Holk, Albertina Kerr programs or the Oregon Council of Clinical Innovators contact Steve Zeiden at 503.408.4721 or SteveZ@AlbertinaKerr.org

About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/12/16 9:06 AM
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The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Coalition-Washington County and C & R Real Estate Services will be conducting a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Park Place Center located at 4915 SW Griffith Drive Beaverton, Oregon 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. unless demand necessitates an earlier cut off time.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed 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. With so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

Make sure that you have registered your car seat with the manufacture. Registering your seat makes sense: It gives the manufacturer the ability to contact you about recalls and safety notices. It's also easy: Just send in the card that came with your car seat or fill out a simple form on the manufacturer's Web site. Your child's safety could depend on it.

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 use 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. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. unless demand necessitates an earlier cut off time.
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Initial testing of water shows safe levels at Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University - 07/12/16 8:31 AM
MONMOUTH, Ore. -- Initial testing of drinking water at Western Oregon University shows that the water is safe with results well below or below levels considered dangerous by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During coming weeks, additional locations will be tested to ensure that all drinking water sources are safe and meet EPA requirements.

The water samples were collected by trained Physical Plant personnel under the direction of a certified DEQ third party lab. They were sent to outside labs for analysis, in compliance with the requirements set by Oregon's state education and public health agencies, which provided recommendations of certified laboratories. The sites tested thus far all tested within or well below the limits set by the EPA.

About WOU
Western Oregon University (WOU), founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is Oregon's oldest public university. 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 2015 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being a leader in graduating Pell Grant recipients and in 2010 as the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two Families in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/11/16 10:55 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 11, 2016, at approximately 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of Fairway Avenue in Salem, Ore. The fire affected two families, including three adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.RedCross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Treehouse Trespasser High on Meth (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/16 9:07 PM
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On 07-11-16 at about 4:25pm, City of Happy Valley deputies responded to a homeowner's report of a trespasser in her treehouse, located on an undeveloped lot in the 9900 block of SE Eastview Dr., within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Happy Valley.

The first deputies to arrive located an adult male in the treehouse, who refused to come down. He was identified as 40 year old Troy Miller, of Happy Valley, Oregon. Behavioral Health Specialists assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, as well as members of the Hostage Negotiation team, responded to assist with the call. Members of the Clackamas Fire District were dispatched to the scene to assist with providing ladders to help access the man.

Deputies negotiated with the man for over two hours. At times he would climb onto the roof of the treehouse, and higher into the tree. Deputies were concerned the man might fall, and remained steadfast in their negotiation efforts. Ultimately, the man came down for a bottle of water, and was taken into custody without injury.

The suspect was transport to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass.

Thanks to the patience and professionalism of all involved.


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Oregon Civil Air Patrol to Conduct Search and Rescue Exercise July 15, 16, and 17 (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 07/11/16 7:36 PM
Civil Air Patrol takes to the air in a training exercise that will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.
Civil Air Patrol takes to the air in a training exercise that will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.
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The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will be conducting its annual statewide training exercise, evaluated by the U.S. Air Force, on July 15, 16, and 17. The training will have an incident command post at Aurora airport, with aircrews and aircraft flying out of Aurora, Bend, and Medford airports.

The statewide search and rescue exercise (SAREX) is designed to train for, and test, the preparedness of the Oregon CAP to respond to various emergency incidents. These emergency incidents include: air and ground searches for missing people and/or aircraft, digital photo reconnaissance, emergency medical support flights, transportation of critical supplies, and other tasks that local, state, or federal authorities may request. At this SAREX, U.S. Air Force evaluators will be providing simulated scenarios and problems for the CAP members to respond to and resolve.

While adult members of the Oregon CAP will participate in all aspects of the SAREX, in both air and ground operations, the SAREX also utilizes the CAP's cadet members. The cadets, who range in age from 12 to 21,will participate in much of the support operations during the SAREX. Cadets participate in communications, mission base operations, ground search operations, and flight line crew. All cadets work under the supervision of a qualified adult member.

Civil Air Patrol is the official volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and the newest member of the U.S. Air Force's Total Force. In its search-and-rescue capacity, CAP performs approximately 85% of in-land search missions, as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Approximately 75-100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

In addition to performing search-and-rescue missions, the Civil Air Patrol also performs homeland security, disaster relief, and counter drug missions, when requested to do so by local, state, and federal agencies. CAP also provides aerospace education and leadership mentoring to its cadet members.

For more information on CAP, please visit http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/


Attached Media Files: Civil Air Patrol takes to the air in a training exercise that will be evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.
Cause of Albany Burger King Fire
Albany Fire Dept. - 07/11/16 4:10 PM
Albany Fire Department responded to a structure fire of Burger King at 1435 SE Geary Street on July 9, 2016 at approximately 0843 hours. After employee interviews and investigations on scene, the fire has been determined to be an accident. Albany Fire has determined the cause of the fire was gasoline from an overturned gas can in the bulk storage area of the restaurant. Eyewitnesses described the spilled gasoline igniting which more than likely occurred from a pilot light. According to the Linn County Assessor's Office, the fair market value of the building is estimated at 1.1 million dollars.

All employees and customers escaped the fire. One employee was treated on site by Albany Fire Medics.
Vancouver Police seek help to locate owner of abandoned wheelchair (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/11/16 3:54 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On July 6, 2016, Vancouver Police responded to the Walmart located at 7809 Van Plaza Drive for the report that wheelchair had been left in the lobby of the store approximately one week prior and no one had come back to retrieve it. Other than missing cushions, the chair appears to be in good condition.

Anyone with information on the possible owner of the wheelchair is asked to contact Vancouver Police Sgt. Patrick Johns at (360) 487-7517.




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


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City to install new parking pay stations downtown this fall
City of Vancouver - 07/11/16 3:31 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver will begin installing a new smart parking system in the Government District area of downtown this fall. The Government District parking area is located in downtown Vancouver west of the Clark County Courthouse and Public Service Center (A map showing pay station locations is attached.)

The new Strada Pay Station system, supplied by Parkeon, will serve approximately 400 parking spaces that were added to this area in 2012.

Benefits of the new pay stations:
Able to accept coins as well as credit and debit cards for payment
Solar powered
Ability for City staff to analyze parking activity and/or change parking rates remotely
Meters can be programmed to create validation codes for local businesses and special event parking
A 7-inch color screen and customizable keyboard interface help to easily guide users through their transactions
Ability to upload events listings, traffic closure information, new business openings and other news directly to the station screens

"The new parking station system gives us the ability to utilize the latest technology to help us manage parking congestion downtown," said City Parking Services Manager Mike Merrill. "We are happy to work with Parkeon again, as their system has been successful in other areas of Vancouver and their proposal for the Government District parking area provides the most advantages to the City as we look into the future."

For more information about parking in downtown Vancouver, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parking.

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Video: Celebrity Athletes, Credit Unions Golf Tournament Raises up to $1 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 07/11/16 3:18 PM
B roll and interviews are provided for media's unrestricted use.
Video link: (and in attached word doc)
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An all star line up of Hall of Famers, football, basketball and baseball legends partnered with area credit unions to raise an expected $ 1 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

First Tech Federal Credit Union today presented the "Dave & Dan Classic" -- a golf tournament named for NFL Hall of Famers Dave Wilcox and Dan Fouts. The event benefits "Credit Unions for Kids," a national charity formed here in the Northwest 30 years ago.

First Tech President and CEO Greg Mitchell said he expects the final fundraising total today will exceed the $1 million goal and set a tournament record.

Since its inception, Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $150 million for CMN hospitals nationwide. The money supports groundbreaking research, patient and family services, facilities and medical equipment.

The money raised at the Dave and Dan today will benefit six CMN hospitals in Oregon, Washington, California and Colorado, states where First Tech operations are located.
Location:
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
North Plains, OR

Sound with:
Greg Mitchell
President & CEO, First Tech Federal Credit Union

Dave Wilcox
San Francisco 49ers Linebacker, 1964-1974

Dan Fouts
San Diego Chargers Quarterback, 1973-1987


Celebrity list attached.

Tournament website:
http://www.daveanddangolf.org/


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/4992/96034/Dave_and_Dan_Program_2016_0616_Bios.pdf , 2016-07/4992/96034/Dave__and__Dan_for_media.docx
Woodland High School students learn to reach for their dreams through planning and financial management (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 07/11/16 3:00 PM
Students high-five Colin Ryan following the presentation while thanking him for sharing his inspirational stories.
Students high-five Colin Ryan following the presentation while thanking him for sharing his inspirational stories.
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Monday, July 11, 2016-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School students learned how to achieve their dreams by settings goals, managing money, and planning for their future from Colin Ryan, a professional speaker who gives a special presentation entitled "Stand Up for your Dream" to high school students throughout the United States.

Near the end of the school year, Fibre Credit Union sponsored Ryan's visit to Woodland High School to speak about the importance of financial management and how planning can result in students achieving their dreams. Ryan started the presentation by asking students to think about their first dreams in life. Students answered that they wanted to be pharmacists, veterinarians, or star in Broadway musicals. Ryan shared his dream: wanting to live in the movie "Braveheart." He explained that he wanted to live a life of passion, but had no idea how to begin.

After graduating college, Ryan got a job working in the mailroom at the Bank of Scotland. While working in Scotland, Ryan encountered coworkers who he used as "reverse mentors," someone who demonstrates the opposite way to act. One coworker would start each workday by announcing how many days he had left until retirement. "I never wanted to end up hating my job that way so I used that coworker as an example of what not to do," explained Ryan. "Let's think really, really big by using 'Secrets of the Universe' skills to help find our way and plan goals."

Following the discussion of dreams, Ryan talked about the importance of managing money and budgeting. Ryan projected several advertisements on a screen, and gave statistics including how the average person sees 85 different ads each day. Ryan followed the ads with a video of a man talking about being up to his eyeballs in debt. "When you see someone who owns a lot of stuff, you often think, 'it must be nice to have such a wonderful life,'" said Ryan. "However, it's often the case that the person you see is buying all of those things using credit, loans, and methods they can't sustain."

Ryan spoke to the students about different definitions of success, and about the misconception that success only comes from accomplishing dreams without help. "I have great news for you -- that is almost never how people become successful," said Ryan. "All around you are people who will move mountains for you, but it's up to you to ask them to guide you and offer you opportunities." Ryan talked about the importance of building relationships with people to find and establish opportunities through networking. Ryan told a story of how his grandmother spoke to everyone when they went out. "My grandma taught me that the key to success is to get noticed and be interested in other people," he explained. "The people who build relationships with the one who can offer them jobs are the ones who get the jobs and the promotions."

Ryan asked students to share their different fears with students answering with fears of trees, scorpions, and even a fear of long words. "When a fear shows up between you and something you want, you should feel the fear but act on it, anyway," said Ryan. Ryan explained that when he started presenting, he had a strong fear of public speaking, however he overcame his fear because he wanted to work as a comedian and a professional public speaker. "If you have a fear holding you back, the shortest way past is straight through it," he said.

Ryan then spoke about money and budgeting by showing a video of an experiment where young children were offered a marshmallow, but told they would receive a second one if they could wait ten minutes. Some of the children ate the first marshmallow immediately while some were able to wait and received a second marshmallow. "There are two types of people in the world: those who can't wait and those who can wait," said Ryan. The children in the experiment were studied as they grew up. The kids who waited for a second marshmallow performed better academically, made more friends, and struggled less with health issues like weight or drug addiction. "This experiment is about our ability to control our temptations," explained Ryan. "When you save money, you buy yourself one thing most people don't buy themselves - you buy yourself time; you give yourself time to get good enough to get what you want - saving money is buying time."

In the past six years, Ryan has presented in 25 states, giving more than 500 speeches to different audiences. "I love telling people stories like the ones about my grandmother," he said. "I get to share her legacy which is such a treat." Ryan became motivated to speak with high school students because he saw a need for someone to talk to students about the importance of planning. "I always felt this subject was important as I grew up, but I personally never cared because no one made it connect with me," he said. "I want to continue working on how to get students to connect with budgeting and saving."

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Senior Citizens Council receives $30,000 from state-funded initiative (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 07/11/16 2:20 PM
Stephanie Barnett-Herro (left) presents a $30,000 check to Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (center) and Managing Director of Programs Louise Marsh.
Stephanie Barnett-Herro (left) presents a $30,000 check to Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (center) and Managing Director of Programs Louise Marsh.
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OREGON CITY, Ore. -- The nonprofit Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County has received a $30,000 award that will help it protect the finances, safety and lives of more local, low-income seniors.

The funds came from the state-funded Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative, a new program operated by Clackamas County. The Senior Council will use the money to pay the court filing fees, attorney fees, court visitor fees and other expenses associated with getting appointed guardian and/or conservator for about 10 new clients.

"The Senior Citizens Council is a grassroots community organization that has had a huge impact on senior citizens throughout Clackamas County for many years. This award will enable it to help even more seniors in need," said Stephanie Barnett-Herro, MA, the Older Adult Systems of Care Coordinator with Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services.

"We guard and protect senior citizens who have no one else to watch out for them. This generous gift will mean we can save more seniors who are being financially and/or physically abused," said Christi Bird, executive director of the council.

The Senior Citizens Council protects home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated individuals. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don't have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and fundraising events to support those in need. More information about the council is available at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.

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Attached Media Files: Stephanie Barnett-Herro (left) presents a $30,000 check to Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird (center) and Managing Director of Programs Louise Marsh.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Concealed Handgun Licensing Unit closure for relocation to new facility
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/11/16 2:18 PM
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Concealed Handgun Licensing (CHL) Unit located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97230 will be closed to the public Tuesday July 12, 2016 through Friday July 15, 2016 during relocation of the CHL Unit to a new facility located at 4735 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR. 97215.

The CHL Unit will not be processing Renewals, Change of Address, Transfers or Court Access Applications during this time period. Completed CHL applications can still be turned in through Thursday July 14, 2016 at the 12240 NE Glisan St. location through the front desk.

On Friday July 15, 2016 completed CHL applications will be accepted only at the Civil Process satellite office between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. located inside the Multnomah County Courthouse at 1021 SW 4th Ave Suite 134 Portland, OR.

As of Monday July 18th, 2016 The CHL Unit office will reopen for all services and be located at: 4735 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97215. To contact the CHL Unit after it reopens please use the new office number 503-988-0517. The fax number has also been updated to: 503-988-0530.

The following changes are being made to CHL processing times. As of Monday July 18th, 2016 processing times for walk-ins for Concealed Handgun License renewals, transfers, change of address and court access applications will be conducted on Monday from 08:00 am -- 11:00 am, Tuesdays from 1:00pm -- 4:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm -- 4:00pm.
Vancouver Chamber Welcomes Two New Ambassadors (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 07/11/16 2:03 PM
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) has gained two new "red coat" Ambassadors: Yvonne Payne of Ebony Notes and Harold Faires of Wendel Family Dental Centre. The GVCC Ambassadors are a volunteer team managed by Barb Holbrook, the Ambassador Team Captain. Their famous "red coats" are a symbol of the Chamber's vision to: Move Business Forward. The Ambassadors work year-round, rain-or-shine to champion business growth and development. The GVCC Ambassador team is now 24 members strong. The full roster can be viewed at: http://www.vancouverusa.com/pages/Ambassadors.

Yvonne Payne, Owner of Ebony Notes
Yvonne is a Vancouver-based classically trained and jazz pianist that specializes in providing music for weddings, corporate, social events, functions, parties, hotels and restaurants. With over 30 years of piano playing experience, Yvonne plays a wide variety of music which enables her to entertain all age groups and tastes. Yvonne attended the University of Washington and for the past 8 years, has been an accompanist for the Vancouver Public Schools. Ebony Notes also provides piano lessons for adults.

Harold Faires, Wendel Family Dental Centre
Harold has been an active chamber member since 2013 representing Wendel Family Dental Centre. His duties include marketing for Wendel Family Dental Centre's multiple offices throughout clark county. In 2015 they received the Angie's List "Super Service Award" for their outstanding customer service. He also works to ensure the growth and continuation of Wendel's 40 years of service to the Vancouver area. Harold is a longtime resident of Vancouver and looks forward to becoming a bigger part of the community.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.

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Attached Media Files: Harold Faires , Yvonne Payne
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Six People in Clackamas County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/11/16 1:43 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 11, at approximately 12 p.m., in the 13900 block of Highway 212 in Clackamas, OR. The fire affected six people including three adults, and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
We Want to Thank the Community (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/11/16 1:18 PM
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On the evening of Thursday, July 7, 2016, tragedy struck the City of Dallas. This tragedy was felt nationwide by the community and all the brothers and sisters who wear a badge. Like many of you who watched as the events played out on television, our hearts hurt for the families of the officers who were killed and all of those who were injured during this horrific act.

Over the past several days, members of our community have expressed their shared sorrow for the tragic event in Dallas, as well as their appreciation and support for our officers and the Beaverton Police Department (BPD). Residents have reached out to officers in the field to personally thank them for their service, and numerous emails, cards, flowers, and food continue to be delivered to the police department. "I am overwhelmed at the outpouring of support we have received from our community in response to the tragic loss of lives of these five heroes in Dallas. The BPD sincerely appreciates our community and the generous support we continue to receive," said Chief Geoff Spalding.

"I'm not surprised, but grateful for the response from Beaverton residents," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It warms my heart that our officers are receiving cards, calls and confirmation that the work they do is valued. Once again, it makes me proud to live in and work for this city."

We are very aware of the current tensions that exist between police and some members of our communities and we remain resolute in our commitment to continue to build trust and ensure that public confidence remains strong. As incidents of violence ripple across our nation, we will not be divided or defeated. Our hearts are steeled with a resolve to police justly and thoroughly, remembering both the officers who've gone before us and the good people who depend upon us to step into the gap. We want to thank the citizens of Beaverton for working with us in partnership and unity to keep our communities safe. We are all stronger as we work together for a safer city.
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UPDATE #4 - Portland Police respond to roll-over crash
Portland Police Bureau - 07/11/16 1:11 PM
The person killed in this crash has been identified as Diana Miller-Dixon, a 58-year-old female.

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Officers have arrested 21-year-old Rayna Johnson for: Manslaughter in the Second degree, Assault II (x 2) and Reckless Endangering. She has been lodged into the Multnomah County Jail.


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The Major Crash Team is clearing this crash and the roadway should be open shortly. The initial investigation suggests that a black VW Jetta with two occupants was headed northbound on N. Delaware Ave. when it struck the side of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Cherokee, which also had two occupants, was headed eastbound on N. Rosa Parks Way. The collision was of sufficient force to knock the Jeep onto its side, pushing it into a nearby house, killing one of the occupants and injuring the other. Both occupants of the Jetta suffered injuries as well.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in this incident. It is unknown if impairment played a role in this crash but the possibility is being investigated.

This investigation is ongoing and the names of the involved individuals will not be released at this time.

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Early reports indicate that this is a two vehicle crash. The vehicles, a black VW Jetta and white Jeep Cherokee collided near N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Delaware Ave. The Cherokee was rolled onto it side and came to rest against the porch of a nearby house. The Jetta came to rest on the sidewalk.

One individual has died as a result of the crash and three others have suffered injuries of unknown severity (no descriptions are available at this time). The Major Crash Team is responding. N. Rosa Parks Way has been closed from Boston Ave. to Delaware Ave. There is no ETA for when the street will be re-opened.

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Today, July 9, 2016 at 9:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a crash at N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Delaware Ave. Early reports indicate that a vehicle may have rolled over and collided with a house. N. Rosa Parks Way and N. Delaware Ave. have been closed.

This incident is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390


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Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 07/11/16 12:45 PM
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS JULY 18, 2016 @ 6:00 P.M.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 07/11/16 12:44 PM
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS JULY 8, 2016 @ 6:00 P.M.
Oregon City Police K9 Captures Armed Suspect (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 07/11/16 11:40 AM
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Oregon City, Oregon (July 11, 2016, 11:30 am): On Sunday afternoon an Oregon City Police K9 captured 22 year old Timothy David Crawford after he stole a relative's car and was involved in a roll over traffic crash on Central Point Rd near Geiger Rd, in Oregon City, Oregon. Mr. Crawford was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver When Property is Damaged, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief II, Resisting Arrest, Interfering with a Law Enforcement Animal, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and an outstanding arrest warrant for Criminal Trespass II.

On Sunday, July 10, 2016 around 4:17 pm Oregon City Police were dispatched to the report of a suicidal threat and domestic disturbance in the area of Allegheny Dr. near Blue Ridge Dr. in Oregon City. Witnesses reported Timothy David Crawford was involved in an argument with family before stealing their car and crashing it into their house on Allegheny Drive. Crawford fled the scene in the stolen car as police were called.

Two minutes later witnesses reported a single vehicle roll over crash into a ditch had just occurred on Central Point Rd. near Geiger Rd. in Oregon City. Officers from Oregon City Police, Canby Police, and Deputies from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrived at the crash scene. They identified the vehicle as the same vehicle Crawford had stolen from family members on Allegheny Dr. Timothy Crawford fled the crash scene into a densely wooded area before police arrived and was reported to be armed with a knife.

Several officers, deputies, and two police K9's conducted a search for Mr. Crawford in the wooded area. Around 5:17 pm almost an hour after the 911 call, Oregon City Police K9 "Mac" located Crawford in the wooded area. Crawford was armed with a large knife and hatchet, refusing commands to surrender. Mac successfully captured Crawford. Mr. Crawford continued to resist and fight with patrol officers for several minutes. Patrol officers were able to disarm Crawford taking away a large knife and a hatchet he was armed with during the struggle.

Timothy David Crawford was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $61,000 bail. Mac was not injured during the fight and is back on patrol in Oregon City.


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Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Fire Along the Springwater Trail (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 07/11/16 11:33 AM
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Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a reported grass fire along the Springwater Trail between SE Lambert St. and SE 82nd Avenue at 6:20 am. Initial reports suggested that gunshots were also heard in the area. Portland Police responded to the area but didn't find any evidence of gunshots. Fire crews then worked on getting back to where the fire was burning behind Vital Auto Brokers, 8306 SE 82nd Ave. Due to difficult access and the distance from the nearest fire hydrant, additional fire engines and a water tender were called to assist.

PF&R's Arson Squad is investigating the cause of the fire. They have reported that the fire started outside the fence line of Vital Auto Brokers and then burned into their property. The cause and the amount of damage is still under investigation.

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Attached Media Files: Springwater Trail Fire
Oregon City Police Department Stats from Pedestrian Safety Operation 2016
Oregon City Police Dept. - 07/11/16 11:07 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (July 11, 2016, 11:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department conducted the first two of three pedestrian safety enforcement operations in 2016, which have been funded by Oregon Impact.

The primary focus of these operations was to educate drivers and help raise awareness of the pedestrian right away laws. The Oregon City Police Department used a pedestrian decoy, while another police officer observed traffic violations occurring and radioed awaiting uniform officers to make the stop. The officers issued citations or warnings to help educate the violators. The overwhelming majority of drivers stopped for the pedestrian decoy, which was good to see.

The first safety operation occurred on May 12, 2016 at the intersection of 5th St x Washington St between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Officers issued 2 citations and 2 warnings for fail to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 6 citations and 2 warnings for driving while using a mobile communication device, 5 citations for failing to obey a traffic control device, 3 citations for driving without insurance, and 2 citations for driving while suspended.

The second safety operation occurred on June 16, 2016 at the intersection of Molalla Ave x Dewey St between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Officer issued 14 citations for fail to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 13 citations for driving while using a mobile communication device, 3 citations for driving without insurance, 3 citations for registration violations, and 8 warnings for other traffic violations.

These intersections were specifically selected for the pedestrian safety operation due to heavy foot traffic and heavy motor vehicle traffic.

The final pedestrian safety operation of 2016 will take place later this year. The exact date, time and location will be announced at a later date.
Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet July 11 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 07/11/16 10:47 AM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force is meeting Monday, July 11, 2016, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room 50, 900 Court Street NE, in Salem. This meeting is open to the public.

The conference call number for those who are unable to attend in person is: or by conference call 1-888-636-3807, Participant Code 229664#.

The task force is directed to make recommendations on staff safety, resident care, and the operation of Stabilization and Crisis Units. The task force will meet approximately six times and provide a report to the Legislature by September 15, 2016.
The task force will consider and make recommendations for:
Ensuring the dignity and self-determination of each resident in a Stabilization and Crisis Unit
Improving the safety of staff employed by a Stabilization and Crisis Unit
Improving the training and support for staff
Staffing levels
Reducing incidents of aggressive and assaultive behavior by residents
Reducing the need for staff to work overtime
Improving access to appropriate mental health supports and intervention methods
Ensuring the timely transition of residents in Stabilization and Crisis Units when ready to be placed with a residential service provider in the community, including recommendations for building capacity in community-based care settings.

An agenda is attached.

All meetings of this task force will conform to Oregon public meetings laws. Request for an accommodation for a person with disabilities should be made to Angie Allbee and should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at 503-689-5034.
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Attached Media Files: Agenda for July 11, 2016
Battle Ground Harvest Days Pancake Breakfast - Firefighters serve up breakfast to benefit family in need (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 07/11/16 10:47 AM
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Rise and shine for the Battle Ground Harvest Days Pancake Breakfast! The city's new fire service partner, Fire District 3, is bringing their special brand of Pancake Breakfast and Open House to the Battle Ground Fire Station on Harvest Days morning, Saturday, July 16. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit an 11 year-old Battle Ground boy in need of a wheelchair.

Shriner's Hospital for Children has been treating 11 year-old Jack (a pseudonym; his family has asked for anonymity) for several years of his young life. Jack's condition is such that he needs his own wheelchair, an expense that the family has been unable to bear. Fire District 3, who has been helping families in need through their annual Pancake Breakfast in Hockinson for 28 years, wants to do the same in Battle Ground.

Clark County Fire District 3's service area expanded to the City of Battle Ground this year when the city contracted with them for fire and emergency medical services.

"Each one of us at Fire District 3 is so honored to serve this community," said Fire Chief Steve Wrightson, "We invite everyone to the breakfast and open house to get to know us and the services we provide, and to join us in supporting this family."

The Battle Ground Fire Station will be open for tours and guests will have the opportunity to meet firefighters and see apparatus and equipment up close. The all-you-can eat breakfast (pancakes, eggs and ham with coffee and orange drink) will be served from 7:00 -- 9:30 am. Individual tickets, at the door, are $5 or you can feed the entire family for $15.

The Battle Ground Fire Station (at 511 SW 1st Street) is conveniently located just one block south of the Harvest Days parade route, so come out for breakfast, stake out your parade spot, and wave to the FD3 firefighters as they drive the Battle Ground engine through the parade!

For more information, contact Fire District 3 at 360-892-2331 or the City of Battle Ground at 360-342-5004.


Attached Media Files: Battle Ground Harvest Days Pancake Breakfast
Waterfront Blues Festival celebrates another spectacular year (Photo)
Oregon Food Bank - 07/11/16 10:18 AM
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Oregon Food Bank to help thousands in need with funds raised during festival

Fantastic weather, amazing artists, dedicated sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous blues fans came together to make the 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a big success.

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised $1,043,571 through ticket sales as well as purchases of special passes and Delta Music Experience blues cruise tickets. Approximately 87,000 people attended over the four days of this year's event.

"We can't thank our attendees and sponsors enough for their generous support; without them we could not have reached our goal," said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank. "The funds raised will provide millions of meals for families and individuals struggling with hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington."

"The talent at this year's festival was amazing. Up-and-comers ZZ Ward, Ty Curtis and Kingfish really drew the crowds and blues purists couldn't get enough of 83 years-young Leo "Bud" Welch. It's great to see the evolution and interpretations of blues, a truly American style of music," she added.

Blues fans were treated to more than 100 acts including Tedeschi Trucks Band, Liv Warfield, JJ Grey & Mofro, Maceo Parker, Samantha Fish, Soul Rebels, Indigenous, Curtis Salgado, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, The Record Company, Femi Kuti, California Honeydrops, Liz Vice, Leo "Bud" Welch, Ty Curtis, and ZZ Ward.

About Waterfront Blues Festival
Since 1988, Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Festival to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. This Portland hallmark event has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike; it is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second largest blues festival in the nation. Most important, the festival is Oregon Food Bank's largest annual fundraiser at a time when the need for food remains high. For more information visit www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

Major sponsors: Safeway, First Tech Federal Credit Union, iQ Credit Union, FedEx, Deschutes Brewery, Coors Light, The Oregonian, KINK 101.9, KOIN 6, Buick GMC of Beaverton
Supporting sponsors: The Boeing Company, Schwindt & Co., Health Net, Caring Ambassadors, Portland Community College, Highgrove Farms, KBOO, Columbia Crest, EartH20, Mission Foods, Snapple, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Umpqua Dairy, Franz Bakery, Screamin' Sicilian Pizza Co., Clackamas County Tourism, Delta Music Experience, Uber, Marriott Hotels, University Place Hotel, Hotel Rose, Riverplace Hotel.

About Oregon Food Bank
With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems. For more information visit www.oregonfoodbank.org


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UPDATE: Missing Man Located - Woodburn Police Seek Help Locating Missing Elderly Man (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 07/11/16 10:12 AM
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Wayne Roger Gadbaugh has been located safe just outside of Woodburn. No further updates will be sent.

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The Woodburn Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Wayne Roger Gadbaugh. He was last heard from at 3:15 p.m. on July 10, 2016. He was following his wife to their new home in Woodburn after they returned their U-Haul they had rented out of Milwaukie. Mr. Gadbaugh never made it to the U-Haul return in Woodburn, but somehow ended up calling his wife from a pay phone at the Milwaukie U-Haul where they rented it.

His wife gave him directions how to get home, but he never made it home. According to bank records, he made a purchase of gas in Canby. Mr. Gadbaugh has congestive heart failure and has had problems remembering things, and sometimes gets confused easily. He was driving a blue 2004 PT Cruiser with Oregon License Plate ZZD 149 with an ASU Sun Devils sticker in the back window.

Mr. Gadbaugh is 80 years old, 5-foot-7, 180 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. If located please contact Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345 or any local police department.


Attached Media Files: 2004 PT Cruiser , Wayne Roger Gadbaugh
BOEC Media Feed
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 07/11/16 7:11 AM
Good morning:
As most of you are aware, the BOEC media feed map is currently down. The City's Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) team been notified and are taking steps to remediate this situation.
Sun. 07/10/16
DUII Patrol Update
Molalla Police Dept. - 07/10/16 9:40 PM
Molalla Police will be continuing to do enhanced patrols for the purpose of enforcing DUII laws in the coming months, during special events in the city.

During the month of June there were 2 DUII arrests and 8 Driving While Suspended citations issued during the saturation patrols.

Intoxicated drivers kill over 10,000 people, annually.

The Molalla Police Department wants to remind drivers the danger of impaired driving. If someone decides to drink and drive or consume marijuana or any other impairing substance, they should plan ahead and have a designated driver or alternate transportation.

The goal of the Molalla Police Department is to ensure the roads in and around the City of Molalla are safe for everyone and to prevent avoidable tragedies.
Oregon National Guard participates in patriotic military tribute at KISS concert (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 07/10/16 4:55 PM
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160709-Z-ZJ128-014: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard prepare to go on stage with the band KISS during the "Freedom to Rock" concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016. The Oregon National Guard Soldiers displayed the American flag while KISS performed the National Anthem and led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance during a patriotic tribute to U.S. military and veterans at the concert. From left: Sgt. Jeffrey Cox, of Salem, with Detachment 1, Company A, 1-112th Aviation; Staff Sgt. Valerie Dean, of Salem, with Joint Force Headquarters; Sgt. Jerald Bone, of Newport, with Detachment 1, 224th Engineer Company; and Sgt. Jamie Kisch, of Salem, with Company A, 141st Brigade Support Battalion. (Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon Army National Guard)

160709-Z-ZJ128-018: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard display the American flag on stage behind Paul Stanley, with the band KISS, as he leads the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance during the "Freedom to Rock" concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016. The Oregon National Guard Soldiers also displayed the American flag while KISS performed the National Anthem during a patriotic tribute to U.S. military and veterans at the concert. (Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon Army National Guard)

160709-Z-ZJ128-020: Paul Stanley, with the band KISS, applauds the Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers displaying the American flag on stage during the "Freedom to Rock" concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016. Oregon National Guard Soldiers provided a color guard while KISS performed the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance during a patriotic tribute to U.S. military and veterans at the concert. (Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon Army National Guard)

160709-Z-ZJ128-021: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard display the American flag on stage while the band KISS performs the National Anthem during the "Freedom to Rock" concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016. The Oregon National Guard Soldiers provided a color guard for the band's patriotic tribute to U.S. military and veterans at the concert. (Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon Army National Guard)

160709-Z-ZJ128-024: Members of the Oregon Army National Guard display the American flag on stage while the band KISS performs the National Anthem during the "Freedom to Rock" concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon, July 9, 2016. The Oregon National Guard Soldiers provided a color guard for the band's patriotic tribute to U.S. military and veterans at the concert. (Photo by Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon Army National Guard)


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TVWD to Host Lead and Water Quality Community Forum
Tualatin Valley Water Dist. - 07/10/16 9:47 AM
The Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) will host a public forum about lead and water quality for District customers and anyone interested in reducing their exposure to lead. The meeting will feature a presentation by TVWD water quality experts and staff from the Washington County Health Department, Beaverton School District and Willamette Water Supply Program.

The community forum will be Thursday, July 14 at TVWD Headquarters, located at 1850 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton just south of the Elmonica MAX station. A formal presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

"Lead and water quality is a top of mind issue for many people at the moment," said Marilyn McWilliams, TVWD Board President. "This public forum provides an opportunity for our customers to better understand the risks and how best to address them. Lead isn't in the water distribution system, but it does show up in building plumbing and fixtures as well as many common household items."

TVWD provides high quality drinking water and excellent customer service to more than 217,000 people in Washington County, Oregon. The service area covers more than 44 square miles and includes portions of the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard. For more information, visit www.tvwd.org.


Attached Media Files: Opinion by Marilyn McWilliams , Lead Forum Flyer
Linn County Investigates Stabbing near Sweet Home (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/10/16 9:39 AM
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Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that at about 9:00 p.m. on 07/09/2016, Linn County Deputies responded to a reported stabbing in the 27000 block of Riggs Hill Road in Foster. Deputies learned that Scott Hall, 57 years-old of Foster, had been stabbed by Christina Marr, 31-years-old of Foster.

The investigation revealed Marr and Hall have only resided together for a short time. During an altercation over a purse, Marr stabbed Hall multiple times with a knife. Hall was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries.

Marr was arrested for assault in the first degree and lodged at the Linn County Jail. The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sweet Home Fire Department and Sweet Home Police Department.


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Residents Escape Early Morning Clackamas House Fire
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/10/16 7:06 AM
Two female residents escaped an early morning, fast moving house fire in Clackamas before firefighters arrived.
At 1:10am multiple callers reported a house on fire at 13511 SE Barbara Jean Ct in Clackamas. Clackamas Fire District #1 responded to the working fire, and first arriving crews found heavy smoke and fire in the garage and on the back of the house. Clackamas Fire crews worked aggressively to make entry into the home to extinguish the fire and search the structure for possible trapped victims.
A complete search for possible trapped victims in the house was complicated by the extent of damaged caused by the fire, and crews eventually located the uninjured residents outside the home.
Eleven fire crews with more than 20 firefighters fought the fire which was declared under control at 2:02am with assistance from Gladstone Fire.
The Red Cross responded to scene and assisted in finding both residents lodging. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Early morning fires like this one have the potential to cause serious injury or death. Clackamas Fire District #1 would like to remind everyone to install and maintain working smoke detectors in their homes.
Sat. 07/09/16
Clark County Sheriff Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/09/16 6:07 PM
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At approximately 3:15am on 7/9/16, Clark County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the Quick Shop Minit Mart located at 12604 NW 36th Ave. Deputy Tom Maxfield attempted to stop a vehicle he saw at the store, but the vehicle fled and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. For safety reasons, the pursuit was called off in the area of NW 99th Street and NW 36th Ave.

Several minutes later Deputy Jack Phane observed the same vehicle traveling eastbound on NE 99th Street near I-5. The vehicle speed was estimated to be 90+ mph. The car was traveling eastbound on 99th Street and crossed over Hwy 99, where the driver lost control and collided into a power pole. Deputy Phane arrived and saw the driver exit the car and run from the scene. Following a foot pursuit, Deputy Phane took the male suspect into custody.

The driver was identified as 37-year-old Cody Christianson. Subsequent investigation revealed that the involved vehicle was stolen from of the Kelso area.

Cody I. Christianson, 7-29-1978, was booked into the Clark County Jail on the following charges:

Burglary II -- 2 counts
Theft of motor vehicle
Malicious Mischief II
Attempt to Elude
Theft II
DWLS III.

Cody has multiple prior felony arrests in Cowlitz County; he is also the suspect in another recent burglary in the Hazel Dell area.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Portland, Oregon
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/09/16 5:51 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 9, 2016 at approximately 1:00 p.m. in the 11000 block of SE Boise Street in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

The multi-family fire affected three people, including two adults, one child and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Gresham Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 07/09/16 5:21 PM
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Gresham, Ore. -- Gresham Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 22 year old man with a mental health condition. Jared Taylor was last seen getting onto a MAX train at 122nd and Burnside yesterday evening. Taylor is not considered a danger to himself or others but is in need of medication. Taylor is a Caucasian male with brown hair, approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719 or the non-emergency BOEC line at 503.823.3333.


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Tigard Police Arrest Deli and Hotel Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Tigard Police - 07/09/16 3:24 PM
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The Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit arrested a 54 year-old Portland man in connection with two recent armed robberies that occurred in Tigard. Robert Marshall Chambers (DOB051662) was taken into custody by Tigard investigators in Portland. Chambers allegedly robbed a Tigard Dotty's on June 27th. At the time, a white male and black male adult entered the business soon after it opened at 8 a.m.. Both men displayed handguns and demanded money. The following day, a Tigard Hilton Double Tree Hotel located at 9575 SW Locust St. in Tigard reported that a white male adult accompanied by an older black male entered the hotel lobby at 3:30 a.m. and demanded money. Once again, the suspects reportedly carried guns. In both incidents, no one was injured.

Since the two incidents, several Tigard investigators have been pouring through evidence and images obtained from surveillance. The arrest of Chambers may also be of interest to other Portland metro jurisdictions who are also investigating robberies with similar characteristics over the past month. The Tigard investigation is also continuing for the remaining outstanding suspect.


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UPDATE - Major Crash Team investigating a pedestrian struck by truck in east Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 07/09/16 3:04 PM
The pedestrian in the crash has been identified as 76-year-old Ailen Chen. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as 63-year-old Elvin Priest.

The investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, Mr. Priest, had been traveling southbound on SE 82nd and entered the center refuge lane to make a left turn onto SE Franklin. Witnesses reported Mr. Priest made the left turn at a slow speed and had nearly completed the turn when Ms. Chen stepped off from the curb and into the path of the vehicle. It appeared Ms. Chen had been attempting to cross Franklin while walking northbound on SE 82nd when she was struck. She was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment. Distracted driving did not appear to be a factor.


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Today, July 9, 2016, at 10:07 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a call involving a pedestrian struck by a pick-up truck in the 3200 block of SE 82nd Ave. The pedestrian, an adult female, was in an unmarked crosswalk when was struck. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperative.

The pedestrian was taken to nearby hospital where it was determined that her injuries are life-threatening. At 12:08 p.m., a second female pedestrian was struck by another vehicle, at the same location. This pedestrian suffered minor injuries. This, second struck pedestrian, occurred while the first investigation was ongoing.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind drivers to be aware of both their speed and surroundings.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Albany Burger King Fire (Photo)
Albany Fire Dept. - 07/09/16 1:10 PM
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At 0843 Albany Fire Department was dispatched to a 911 call of a structure fire at 1435 SE Geary Street. Upon arrival Albany Fire found a fully involved fire of Burger King restaurant. All employees and customers were safely evacuated. One employee had injuries and was treated on site by Albany Fire Medics. The fire was determined to be a second alarm fire and mutual aid was requested. Tangent Fire personnel and Lebanon Fire personal responded to assist with fire suppression. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Approximately 35 fire personnel responded and are assisting on site.

Geary Street at 14th Avenue was closed to through traffic and will mostly likely remained closed through the afternoon. Area businesses remain open. The smoke from the fire was significant. Albany Fire personnel are continually communicating with the surrounding businesses to ensure a safe indoor environment for homes and businesses.


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Early Morning Fire Displaces 25 Longview Residents (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 07/09/16 9:37 AM
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Longview, WA -- Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of an apartment on fire at 818 9th Avenue at 12:14 AM this morning. Crews arrived at 12:19 AM to find three cars on fire with fire spreading to the second floor of the apartment building. Longview Police and Paramedics from AMR ambulance assisted in evacuating occupants as firefighters searched apartments that were threatened by the vehicle fires.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the fires; they were declared under control at 12:24 PM. Firefighters remained on the scene approximately two hours while investigating the incident and checking for fire spread in the apartments. The fire was ultimately confined to three passenger cars and the exterior of the apartment building. The main electrical supply for the building, including meters and main conduits, were also damaged by the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. There were no injuries reported.

Approximately 25 individuals were displaced due to damage to the building's electrical supply wiring; three families (12 persons) were provided emergency shelter at area hotels by the Red Cross. The building's owner hopes to repair the electrical damage and allow some of the residents to return later today.

"Our fast response time was the factor that averted a disaster today", said Longview Fire Battalion Chief Eric Koreis. "Despite our highly skilled firefighers, if this incident been 5 minutes further from a fire station, we would have had a very different outcome", Koreis continued.


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TODAY: Over 250 Vehicles at 5th Annual Cruise-In Benefiting Homeless Veterans | Beaverton
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/09/16 6:00 AM
WHO: The Salvation Army, Veterans

WHAT: Start your engines!! The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center is hosting its 5th annual classic car Cruise-In! What to expect: Over 250 classic vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles, activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, food, and a special ceremony to honor and salute Vietnam Veterans.

WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00AM -- 3:00PM

WHERE: Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97078

WHY: Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, the only known transitional housing center in the Portland Metro area to provide services to both the veteran AND their family. Most other shelters who serve veterans offer support services to only the veteran. The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center provides additional resources to ensure that families stay together as they transition from homelessness to housing. This unique program offers families the opportunity to be a part of a community, together as a family unit. The Cruise In is a fun way for the Veterans and Family Center to engage with the community that has been so beneficial to its clients. It also offers the community the opportunity to learn about the transformational work happening in their neighborhood.

COST:
To register a car: $15 if registered by June 15th / $20 if registered day of the event (motorcycle registration fee is waived this year. But a donation will be gladly accepted)

FREE for spectators!!

CONTACT:
For media inquiries: Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing/ 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 or Teresa.Steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org.

For event information or how to register a car or bike: Lynn at 503-780-4679 or visit veteranscruisein.org.


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Veterans Cruise-In To Beaverton With Antique Cars

(Beaverton, Oregon) June 16, 2016- Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and make your way to the 5th annual classic car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 9, 2016! The Cruise In, hosted by The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97078 and will be FREE to the community! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center who house and serve homeless veterans and their families. One can expect to see classic vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles, activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event! Additionally, there will be a special ceremony to honor and salute Vietnam Veterans, complete with a performance by the Portland Police Highland Guard Pipe Band, a fly-over in the missing man formation by the West Coast Ravens, and more.

"This Cruise In is a great way for our community of veterans and their families to connect with our neighbors in Beaverton," says Joshua Groesz, Executive Director at the Veterans and Family Center. "We feel truly honored to do the work that we do and in such a welcoming community such as Beaverton. This is the best place for our families to heal."

The Veterans and Family Center serves veterans from all branches of the service, but what makes them unique is that they also serve the spouse and children of the veteran. The veterans and their families are now able to be a part of a community, together, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

This program has even been endorsed by USAF Retired Four Star General Merrill A. McPeak, who stated that:

"It has come to my attention that the Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton, Oregon is the only program in the region that serves homeless veterans and their families, deals with issues that led to their homelessness, and assists in securing safe and permanent housing. The SAVFC is committed to helping veterans who have given much to their country.

I am pleased to endorse this program which is so committed to serving our homeless veterans and their families."

While funding for veterans programs is available, funding to extend services and housing to the veterans' family is a challenge, putting a strain on the Veterans and Family Center budget. However, despite the challenge, The Salvation Army considers it a privilege to serve veterans and their family members and is asking the community to support the Veterans and Family Center through this fundraising effort.

Do you have a car or bike you would like to register for this event?? Registrations received by June 15th are $15 (and will include entrance to win a 3 day/ 2 night stay at the Oregon Coast), and registrations made at the event are $20. (Motorcycle registration fee is waived this year, but a donation will be gladly accepted!) For more information, contact Lynn at 503-780-4679 or visit veteranscruisein.org


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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 127 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), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Twelve People in Longview
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/09/16 3:41 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 9, 2016 at around 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of 9th Avenue in Longview.

The multi-family fire affected twelve people, including 11 adults, one child and four pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Fri. 07/08/16
No injuries during Ammonia leak in Milwaukie, Or (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 07/08/16 10:18 PM
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Clackamas Fire Hazardous Materials Technicians assisted Alpine foods in the 2400 block of Mailwell Dr. with an Ammonia leak. The call came in at 10 a.m. for an unknown amount of the product that had leaked in the facility. Clackamas Fire secured the area and alerted neighboring businesses to shelter in place while they assessed the situation. Over the course of 8 hours Hazardous technicians from Clackamas fire with the aid of technicians from Portland Fire, and Gresham Fire were able to make entry in specialty suits three separate times to locate and isolate the leak. The product was contained and ventilated out of the facility with no ill effects to the neighboring community.


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UPDATE - PPB seeks public's help in locating a missing person (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/08/16 8:23 PM
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Mr Puerto-Ulloa has been located.

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The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating 22-year-old Donald Puerto-Ulloa. He was last seen on 7-6-16 at 9:40 p.m., leaving the Lloyd Center. He was wearing a blue shirt and tan pants (see Photo #1). Mr. Puerto-Ulloa failed to show up for work the following day and has not been in contact with his family. This is out of character and his family is concerned.

Anyone with information on Mr. Puerto-Ulloa whereabouts is asked to email the Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detectives at missing@portlandoregon.gov.


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OSP Senior Trooper Heather Van Meter Recognized as Fish and Wildlife Division's Trooper of the Year for 2015 Accomplishments (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/08/16 5:28 PM
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division recently recognized the outstanding work of Senior Trooper Heather Van Meter, from the Marine Fisheries Team - Newport, when Captain Jeff Samuels announced that she was the recipient of the Division's "Trooper of the Year" award for 2015. Senior Trooper Heather Van Meter was presented the award at a special gathering held on July 7, 2016 at the Oregon State Police General Headquarters in Salem. The presentation of the award celebrates and recognizes the outstanding work by an OSP Fish and Wildlife trooper in protecting Oregon's citizens and natural resources.

Prior to being assigned to the Marine Fisheries Team, Senior Trooper Van Meter was a member of the NW Region South Coast Team -- Newport assigned as an Oregon Plan Trooper concentrating on watershed and environmental issues.

Senior Trooper Van Meter has completed several noteworthy investigations this past year to include the following:

Starting in 2012 through 2014, Senior Trooper Van Meter began receiving information and looking into a Depoe Bay fishing charter business for possible angling license violations where the business was charging a license fee to customers but not actually issuing them an ODFW angling license. Through hard work and perseverance, Senior Trooper Van Meter was able to develop enough information in 2015 to apply for search warrants on the business and 11 associated charter vessels. After the search warrants, Senior Trooper Van Meter and the Division detectives worked to compile the evidence, which resulted in Grand Jury indictments for Felony Racketeering. The principle suspects recently pled guilty. The business pled guilty to Racketeering, the principles pled guilty to a Wildlife Misdemeanor, with orders to pay over $115,000 in restitution and to sell the business and not to engage in any Oregon charter fishing business for life.

In 2012, Senior Trooper Van Meter discovered an old bear bait station in east Lincoln County. As part of her tenacity, she checked on this bait site every year since and in the spring of 2015, as she was checking the area on foot she observed an unidentified subject leaving the bait station who had just put out fresh bear bait. The following day, Senior Trooper Van Meter, with the assistance of other team members, re-entered the area to put up video surveillance. As the Troopers were in the area, the suspect arrived at the bait sight and was contacted entering the area with fresh bait, a rifle, bow, tree stand, and a valid tag for another unit. The suspect later pled guilty and received license suspensions, and over $1,000 in fines.

Each of the above cases illustrates Senior Trooper Van Meter's tenacious attitude to keep going where others may have given up or moved on to other tasks. Additionally, Senior Trooper Van Meter was instrumental in two derelict vessels being removed from Yaquina Bay and discovered dozens of commercial fish violations along the coast by pouring over a magnitude of commercial fish landing information from ODFW. She is also is assigned as one of two vessel operators of the Division's 50 foot patrol vessel named the "Guardian".

Senior Trooper Van Meter is well respected by the District Attorney's Office and the local judges which is evident in her ability to build and maintain strong relationships with our partner agencies. She is always willing to tackle any assignment and is involved in the community through the local 4H chapter and Hunter Education.

Senior Trooper Heather Van Meter is to be commended for her dedication and commitment to protecting Oregon's citizens and natural resources. She performs at a high standard, has a great work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and is involved in the community outside of work.

To learn more about the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division you can follow us on twitter @OSP_Fish or find us on the web at https://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/pages/index.aspx.


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OSP Mid-Valley Team Recognized as Fish and Wildlife Division's Team of the Year for 2015 Accomplishments (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/08/16 5:06 PM
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division recently recognized the outstanding work of troopers from the Mid-Valley (Salem/Albany) Team when Captain Jeff Samuels announced that the team was the recipient of the Division's "Team of the Year" award for 2015 efforts. The team was presented the award at a special gathering of family, friends and peers, held on July 7, 2016 at the Oregon State Police General Headquarters in Salem. The presentation of the award celebrates and recognizes the outstanding teamwork by OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers in protecting Oregon's citizens and natural resources.

The Mid-Valley Team, supervised by Sergeant James Halsey, works out of the Salem and Albany Area Command Offices. Team members during 2015 were as follows:

Sergeant James Halsey
Senior Trooper Casey Hunter
Senior Trooper Kirk Burkholder -- Former OSP member
Senior Trooper Ron Clement
Trooper Brian Glaser
Trooper Steve Kenyon
Trooper Jim Andrews

The Mid-Valley Team is responsible for protecting natural resources spanning Marion, Polk, Linn and Benton counties, and during the past year consisted of a team of five Troopers and a Sergeant. Because of the large area they are responsible for, the team works individually, in pairs, or as an entire group to effectively work their patrol area. Whatever the season or priority, the Mid-Valley Team addresses the task at hand with great enthusiasm and determination to catch violators and educate the public.

The Mid-Valley Team has taken on a number of issues during 2015 and have proven that they are both forward thinking and relentless in their pursuit to not just catch violators, but to offer rule change suggestions, take on additional assignments and use Division resources such as wildlife enforcement decoys (WED) and the Aircraft Program to tackle poaching issues. Two specific examples of this include defining the Team's focus on natural resource protection. In the first; the South Santiam River at Waterloo has historically been the hub of nearly all salmon snagging complaints and social issues for the Albany Troopers. Sergeant Halsey and his Troopers worked with the local ODFW biologist and hatchery manager to recommend a rule change that put anti-snagging regulations into effect. Secondly, and most notably; Sergeant Halsey and the entire Mid-Valley Team redefined the way the aircraft program has been used over the past several years in the NW Region and made some outstanding big game cases. They included the Aircraft Sergeant in team meetings, maintained outstanding lines of communication with him throughout the fall, put a team member in the plane to act as an observer for spot lighters, and adjusted their shifts to have as many team members as possible on the ground to make the aircraft patrol effective. The team went above and beyond to ensure they maximized the aircraft to its fullest potential with great success.

The team also thought outside the box, wanting to obtain more effective equipment to assist in their enforcement of the wildlife laws. The team field tested forward looking infrared (FLIR) units during the fall big game season, and utilized their great relationship with the Oregon Hunter's Association to have a set of FLIR purchased for, and donated to, the Mid-Valley Team.

In regards to excellence and dedication to protecting Oregon's natural resources and citizens, the Mid-Valley Team has been instrumental in protecting fish and wildlife resources in their area of responsibility and made many outstanding cases during 2015. This team is commended for a job well done.

To learn more about the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division you can follow us on twitter @OSP_Fish or find us on the web at https://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/pages/index.aspx.

Team Photograph (left to right: Tpr. Brian Glaser, Tpr. Steve Kenyon, Sr. Tpr. Casey Hunter, Sgt. James Halsey, Sr. Tpr. Ron Clement, Tpr. Jim Andrews, and former member Sr. Tpr. Kirk Burkholder)


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Limited moisture not enough to reduce fire danger
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/08/16 5:00 PM
News Release
July 8, 2016

Contact: Christie Shaw, ODF Central Oregon District Public Information Officer
christie.shaw@oregon.gov
541-263-0661


While central Oregon is in a pattern of cooler than normal weather, and has received precipitation over the last twenty-four hours, fire danger remains high. The US Drought Monitor for Oregon issued on July 7, 2016, indicates that most lands within the Central Oregon District (COD) fall into the "abnormally dry" category. This reflects what fire managers are seeing in the forest and current fuel moisture conditions. Now into Oregon's fifth year of drought conditions, we continue to see the long term affects to the down material and live vegetation stressed from limited water.

For the next few days firefighters will benefit from the moisture, because it will be more difficult for a "spark" to ignite a fire and rapidly spread. This is because of the increased moisture in the fine fuels, but these fuels will quickly dry out even with the moderate temperatures expected over the next few days. "The biggest concern for us now, during the heart of fire season, is that someone assumes the rain has made it safe to burn. When surrounding fuels dry out in the days following a debris burn, the remnants of that debris burn rekindle and spread to wildland fuels while no one is watching", states Mike Shaw, Central Oregon District Forester.

Debris burning is not allowed on lands protected by the Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry. Contact information for your local ODF Office can be found on ODF's Central Oregon District website: www.ODFcentraloregon.com.
COD remains in a Regulated Use Closure intended to reduce human caused fires. Year to date there have been thirty-six human caused fires within the District, primarily related to debris burning. This number is significantly higher than the ten year average of twenty-eight (for the same time period). These fires are preventable, causing concern for firefighters and fire managers. While fire managers have the ability to use modern technology to track thunderstorms and staff with additional resources, human caused fires do not allow that as they occur at random times.

Please report fires to your local 911 dispatch center.

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Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for July 13, 2016
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 07/08/16 4:43 PM
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. Prior to the adoption of the agenda and the election of Board officers, Gloria Ngezaho will take the oath of office and be seated as the newly appointed Board member to Position 1/Zone 1.

Along with confirming en masse various confirmation items, the Board will consider the following board action items:
7.1.1 - Consider Revised Lease Purchase Agreement with Government Capital Corporation
7.1.2 - Review and Consider Transfer Approval Adjustment for 2016/2017
7.2.1 - Consider Ratification of ECBC/CEA and CSD Contract Agreement
7.2.2 - Consider Ratification of OSEA/CSD Contract Agreement
7.2.3 - Consider Approval of Employment Agreement: Support Services Supervisors, Community Engagement Coordinator, Executive Supervisor Instructional Technology, & Executive Assistants
7.2.4 - Consider Approval of Employment Agreement: Nonunion Trades, Professional Services/Confidential Employees & Budget Analyst
7.2.5 - Consider Approval of AP Math Adoption

The complete board packet for this meeting is available on the School Board page of the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org).
Salem Police Celebrate Promotion (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/08/16 4:35 PM
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The Salem Police Department celebrated the promotion of Corporal Jacob Burke to the rank of Sergeant on Friday afternoon.

The promotion ceremony, hosted by Chief Jerry Moore, celebrated the career of Sgt Burke and his promotion within the agency.

Sgt Burke began his law enforcement career as a Reserve Officer with the Monmouth Police Department in 1995. He was hired by the Salem Police Department in April, 1998 and held positions as Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor and member of the department Mobile Response Team. He was also honored as the Scottish Rites Police Officer of the Year in 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2002 and has worked in the Youth Services Unit, Criminal Investigations Section Persons Crimes and Property Crimes Units both as a Corporal and Acting Sergeant.

Sgt Burke was honored as the Salem Police Officer of the Year in 2007, and was a member of the Marion County Homicide/Assault Response Team (H.A.R.T.) and Marion County Multi-Disciplinary Team on Elder Abuse.

Sgt Burke will move to the Patrol Division where he will work as a Patrol Sergeant.


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Statement In Response To The Tragic Killing Of Police In Dallas (Photo)
Oregon State Sheriffs' Assoc. - 07/08/16 4:34 PM
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Contacts:
John Bishop, Executive Director
Oregon State Sheriffs' Association
bishop@oregonsheriffs.org

Chief Geoff Spalding, President
Oregon Association Chiefs of Police
gspalding@beavertonoregon.gov

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE TRAGIC KILLING OF POLICE IN DALLAS

We are saddened by the horrific events that transpired in Dallas yesterday evening resulting in the deaths of Officer Brent Thompson, Officer Patrick Zamrippa, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Michael Smith, and one more officer who has not yet been publicly identified. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these slain police officers from the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department.

We also extend our strong concern and unqualified support for the fellow officers and policing leaders from both agencies who now grieve this tragic loss. We understand the risks and challenges faced by law enforcement officers on a daily basis and we laud the bravery and integrity of officers in Dallas who responded to yesterday's attack. In the face of an ambush and unknown assailants, police officers in Dallas continued to protect citizens at great risk to their own lives. These officers were simply doing their jobs by protecting a peaceful demonstration when they were viciously attacked. These events sadly illustrate the challenges that law enforcement face each and every day. Yesterday, these officers left home to make their communities safer and sadly will never return to their loved ones.

These tragic events have deeply affected the law enforcement profession. All Oregon law enforcement officers took an oath to safeguard the citizens of the communities they serve. They are true professionals who will remain vigilant in keeping our communities and their fellow officers safe! We want to thank Oregonians for taking time to express their support for our brave police officers here and around the nation.

We are very aware of the current tensions that exist between police and some members of our communities and we remain resolute in our commitment to continue to build trust and ensure that public confidence in Oregon policing remains strong. As incidents of violence ripple across our nation, we will not be divided or defeated. Our hearts are steeled with a resolve to police justly and thoroughly, remembering both the officers who've gone before us and the good people who depend upon us to step into the gap. We want to thank the citizens of Oregon for working with us in partnership and unity to keep our communities safe. We are all stronger as we work together for a safer Oregon.

We are asking all sworn officers in Oregon to wear their mourning bands on their badges from now until the day of the funeral(s) of the fallen officers, in honor of the lives lost in Dallas.


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Update: Health advisory issued for Howards Bay located in Upper Klamath Lake has been updated to include all of Agency and Upper Klamath lakes
Oregon Health Authority - 07/08/16 4:31 PM
High blue-green algae levels found in lakes in Klamath County

The health advisory issued June 24 for Howards Bay in Upper Klamath Lake has been updated to include all of Agency and Upper Klamath lakes. Agency and Upper Klamath lakes are located just north of Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County.

Additional samples collected at several locations have confirmed the presence of high levels of blue-green algae that can be associated with toxin concentrations that can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing and power boating, should be avoided in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy, red rash at the affected area.

Drinking water directly from Agency and Upper Klamath lakes is especially dangerous at this time. Oregon Public Health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who may draw in-home water directly from Agency or Upper Klamath lakes are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If people have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds they should contact campground management.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from Agency or Upper Klamath lakes and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets fishing with them should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in Agency or Upper Klamath lakes.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit the Agency and Upper Klamath lakes and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For health information or to report an illness, to include your pet, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To find out if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website (http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/index.aspx) and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Keizer Officer Cleared in Shooting; Suspect Indicted
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 07/08/16 4:28 PM
Today a Marion County Grand Jury unanimously found that a Keizer Police Officer was justified in the shooting of 50 year old Andy Lamar Gibson on the evening of June 26, 2016.

Officer Esteban Perez was cleared in the shooting that occurred after he responded to a 7-Eleven located at 5550 River Rd. North in Keizer, Oregon following a 9-1-1 call reporting a robbery with a knife. Officer Perez responded moments after the call and located the suspect, Andy Lamar Gibson, still on the premises. A confrontation occurred outside the convenience store. Officer Perez discharged his weapon, striking Andy Lamar Gipson once.

Officer Perez was uninjured. The suspect, Andy Lamar Gibson, was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment. He was discharged yesterday and transported to the Marion County Jail where he was lodged without bail.

The same Grand Jury that found the officer's actions to be justified, indicted Andy Lamar Gibson for: Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Attempted Aggravated Murder.

Andy Lamar Gibson is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on July 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at 4000 Aumsville Highway. He has been appointed attorney Manuel Perez.

Officer Esteban Perez has been employed with the Keizer Police Department since May 18, 2015. Before that he was employed with the Gervais Police Department since 2010. He is 26 years old.

The Oregon State Police led the investigation at the direction of the Marion County District Attorney's Office. The grand jury took testimony from thirteen witnesses, including Detectives from the Oregon State Police, civilian witnesses, and family members of Andy Lamar Gibson. They further reviewed relevant photographs and video, scene diagrams, and weapon evidence.

Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute 161.239, in order to be justified in his use of deadly force, Officer Perez had to reasonably believe that:

1. Andy Lamar Gibson was committing or attempting to commit a felony involving the use or threatened imminent use of physical force against himself or another person;
2. regardless of the particular offense which is the subject of the arrest or attempted escape, the use of deadly physical force was necessary to defend the police officer or another person from the use or threatened imminent use of deadly physical force;
3. the crime committed by the person was a felony or an attempt to commit a felony, and under the totality of the circumstances existing at the time and place, the use of such force was necessary; or
4. the officer's life or personal safety was endangered in the particular circumstance involved.

The Grand Jury's decision requires a review of all the facts and evidence available to it and application of that evidence to the legal principles outlined above. The Grand Jury was afforded an opportunity to request additional evidence, but declined. The decision of the Marion County Grand Jury is that the actions of Keizer Police Officer Esteban Perez were justified.

Due to the ongoing nature of Andy Lamar Gibson's criminal case, the DA's Office will not release any further detail of the shooting or the crimes at this time.

Contact Info: Paige Clarkson, Deputy DA
503-588-5222
pclarkson@co.marion.or.us
Pacific University Legends Salutes Tommy Thayer and Generates More Than $500,000 to Support Athletics and Music (Photo)
Pacific University - 07/08/16 4:25 PM
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Pacific University Legends 2016 hosted by university trustee and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was held June 26 in Portland. Trustee emeritus Dan Dutton (Stimson Lumber Chairman) joined Night Ranger/Damn Yankees frontman Jack Blades and Rock and Roll Hall o
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PORTLAND -- Pacific University paid tribute to one of its longtime trustees, Beaverton native and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, during the finale of Thayer's highly successful Legends fundraiser held June 26 in Portland.

Presented by Pac/West, guests of Legends 2016 thanked Thayer for 10 great years of support the event has generated for the university's 24-sport NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics program.

Approximately 150 invitees attended the Legends Finale, a one-of-a-kind exclusive dinner, auction and concert that grossed nearly $500,000 to launch a lasting tribute to the beloved host: the Tommy Thayer Endowment for Athletics and Music at Pacific University.

The evening commenced with cocktails and silent auction, and followed with a multi-course gourmet dinner, live auction featuring vacation getaways and much more, and signature concert that ultimately brought to a close the event's successful run that began in 2007.

The intimate concert featured Thayer, fellow KISS bandmate and drummer Eric Singer, Night Ranger and Damn Yankees front man Jack Blades, Bill Champlin and Danny Seraphine formerly of Chicago, and Ed Roth.

Other celebrity attendees included Ladies Professional Golf Association players Kim Kaufman, Heather Bowie Young and Danah Bordner, who joined winning auction bidders and sponsors the following day for a private round of golf.

Over the past decade, Legends has consisted of a celebrity-filled two-day golf extravaganza for as many as 300 guests, to a more intimate evening of dinner and fellowship, with constant staples being the signature concert and auctions.

Over the years, Legends has connected thousands of Pacific University friends to celebrities from all walks of life. In addition to perennial guests Seraphine and Blades, other celebrities to have appeared at Legends over the years include KISS co-founder Gene Simmons, comedian George Lopez, NFL Hall-of-Famer Eric Dickerson, PGA golfer John Daly, The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, music superstars Clint Black and Darius Rucker and professional athletes from the PGA and LPGA tours along with many more.

Funds raised at Legends have helped Pacific reinstate its football program to a resounding success, add a roof and state-of-the-art video scoreboard to Hanson Stadium, and provided equipment as well as enhanced competition and travel opportunities for all 24 athletics programs and all student-athletes. The Tommy Thayer Endowment for Music and Athletics will serve as a permanent fund to benefit students in both programs for generations to come.

For more information on ways to pay tribute to Tommy Thayer through the Thayer Endowment, please contact Pacific's Office of Development at 503-352-2211 or email legends@pacificu.edu.

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Attached Media Files: Pacific University Legends 2016 hosted by university trustee and KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer was held June 26 in Portland. Trustee emeritus Dan Dutton (Stimson Lumber Chairman) joined Night Ranger/Damn Yankees frontman Jack Blades and Rock and Roll Hall o , Bill Champlin, formerly of Chicago, was among the featured musicians at Pacific University Legends hosted by KISS guitarist and university trustee Tommy Thayer in Portland on June 26. The event raised nearly $500,000 to launch an endowment in Thayer's nam , Pacific University Board of Trustees emeriti Dan Dutton (far left, Stimson Lumber) and Paul Phillips (far right, Pac/West) were among those at Pacific University Legends presented by Pac/West on June 26 in Portland. The fundraiser, hosted by KISS guitaris , Pacific University trustees Dan James '87 (Bonneville Power Administration) and Tommy Thayer (KISS) join athletics director Ken Schumann at Pacific University Legends on June 26. Thayer has headlined the fundraiser since 2007. This year's event on June 26 , KISS guitarist and university trustee Tommy Thayer performs with other celebrity musicians during Pacific University Legends on June 26. Thayer has hosted the fundraiser since 2007, and this year's event raised nearly $500,000 to launch an endowment in hi , Pacific University president Lesley Hallick (right) with KISS guitarist and university trustee Tommy Thayer, the host of Pacific University Legends held June 26 in Portland. Thayer has hosted the fundraiser since 2007, and this year's event raised nearly
Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Available for Public Review
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 07/08/16 3:29 PM
Comment period runs from July 7 to August 5

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) and regional Planning Partners invite residents and other stakeholders to review and comment on the recently completed draft update to the Clark County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP will be available on CRESA's website at:

http://cresa911.org/emergency-management/mitigation/

The website will provide a copy of the draft plan as well as information on how to provide comments. Upon its approval by the State and FEMA, the HMP will serve as a coordinating document for the risk reduction efforts of 17 planning partners for the next five years. It includes an assessment of the County's risks from naturally occurring events and includes a list of proposed actions designed to minimize future natural hazard-related damage.

The public comment period begins on July 7th and ends at 5:00 p.m. on August 5th. Please direct your comments and questions on the HMP to Anthony Vendetti, Emergency Management Coordinator, CRESA, (360) 992-6271, Anthony.Vendetti@clark.wa.gov.

Background: Clark County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Over the past year, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) has led a joint planning effort to help Clark County reduce the impacts of disasters on people, property, economy and environment. This project was a team effort involving several local government agencies including:
Clark County
City of Battle Ground
City of Camas
City of La Center
City of Ridgefield
City of Vancouver
City of Washougal
City of Woodland
Town of Yacolt
Clark Public Utilities
Port of Vancouver USA
C-TRAN
Clark Regional Wastewater District
Battle Ground Public Schools
Camas School District
Ridgefield School District
Clark County Fire District 3

Hazard mitigation plans, developed in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, set the framework for how a community will take action, before a disaster, to reduce the impacts of a disaster such as an earthquake or flood. The HMP assesses risk for the eight natural hazards present in the County (dam failure, drought, earthquake, flood, landslide, severe weather, volcano, and wildland fire). It also includes proposed mitigation strategies addressing these hazards within the individual jurisdictions and throughout the County as a whole.

This planning process was guided by a Steering Committee of 15 representatives of the planning partners and other stakeholders within the County. The planning process incorporated public involvement by bringing the draft risk assessments and draft plans out into the community for scrutiny. This process was funded in part by a grant received by CRESA from FEMA.

One of the most significant aspects of the plan is its lists of proposed mitigation actions that could be implemented by each jurisdiction to reduce damage to property and impacts to people. As federal mitigation dollars become available, planning projects listed on an approved mitigation plan may be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for consideration for funding. "The HMP development process has allowed us to identify some of our regional vulnerability to natural hazards and, most importantly, what actions we may be able to take as a whole community to reduce the impact of these events." said Scott Johnson, CRESA's Emergency Management Division Manager. "Implementing these actions will help us increase our individual, community, and governmental resilience."


The 30-day public review period of the Draft Plan begins on July 7th and ends on August 5th, at 5:00 p.m. The public comment period will kick off with a brief presentation given to the CRESA Administration Board regarding the Draft Plan.:

After the updated HMP is approved by FEMA and adopted by the Planning Partners, funding for the "shovel ready" projects (proposed mitigation actions) will be sought as opportunities arise to reduce future damage from natural hazards.


Attached Media Files: Press Release PDF
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting and Work Session/Retreat
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 07/08/16 3:08 PM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. It will be located at the Hockinson Middle School at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606. A Work Session/Retreat is scheduled to begin at 6:16 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge located at 7801 NE Greenwood Drive; Vancouver, WA 98662.
DCBS to place Oregon's Health CO-OP in receivership
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/08/16 3:04 PM
Consumers must choose new plan by July 31

(Salem) -- The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation on Monday will file a petition with Marion County Circuit Court to place Oregon's Health CO-OP in receivership in order to protect policyholders.

Oregon's Health CO-OP's board of directors voted today to consent to the receivership order.

As the receiver, the state intends to liquidate the troubled company's assets and help connect policyholders with new health plans.

"We understand changing plans in the middle of the year will be difficult for Oregonians, but this action was necessary given the sudden deterioration of the company's financial position," said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. "We will be working hard over the next few weeks to reach Oregon's Health CO-OP policyholders to ensure they are aware of this change and to help them pick a new plan that best meets their needs."

Oregon's Health CO-OP is a nonprofit consumer operated and oriented health insurer (CO-OP) formed under the Affordable Care Act. The CO-OP lost $18.4 million in 2015, mostly driven by medical claims for individual policies. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the CO-OP owes about $900,000 to the federal risk adjustment program. The CO-OP was expecting to receive about $5 million from the program.

"Unfortunately, as a startup, Oregon's Health CO-OP is not in a position to sustain these losses while meeting its obligations to policyholders," Allen said. "We are working closely with the company on an orderly wind-down of its business."

As of March 31, 2016, Oregon's Health CO-OP has 20,600 health insurance policyholders in Oregon: 11,800 in the individual market and 8,800 in the small and large group markets.

For all of Oregon's Health CO-OP policyholders, plans will end July 31.

Starting Monday, July 11, individual policyholders can enroll through a special enrollment period and choose a new plan that will take effect Monday, Aug. 1. Consumers should enroll by Sunday, July 31 to ensure their new insurance coverage is active on Aug. 1. They can enroll through HealthCare.gov to access financial help or enroll directly through an insurance company or broker.

Consumers must pay the premium to their new insurer for the plans to take effect.

Businesses that provide Oregon's Health CO-OP plans to their employees will need to work with their insurance broker and take immediate action to find a new plan with an Aug. 1 effective date.

Individuals and businesses can choose a new plan from an insurer that offers 2016 plans in their county. However, several insurers are discontinuing coverage in certain counties for 2017, so consumers who choose an insurer that is exiting their county in 2017 will not be able to stay with that insurer next year. To find coverage options for your county in 2016 and 2017, visit dfr.oregon.gov.

"Today's news heightens our concern about limited options for consumers, particularly in rural areas of the state," Allen said. "In the coming months, we will be working with stakeholders to develop both short-term and long-term solutions to make it more feasible for insurers to offer individual plans throughout the state."

For help with this change, consumers can call the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace at 1-855-268-3767 (toll-free) or email info.marketplace@oregon.gov. More information and questions and answers are available on dfr.oregon.gov.

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The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.dfr.oregon.gov.
Oregon Heritage to provide free collection care and preservation workshops this summer
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/08/16 2:11 PM
Oregon Heritage will conduct 25 workshops across the state of Oregon this summer related to collection care and preservation.

Workshop topics include Textile Care Basics, Emergency Response and Recovery, Digitization and Digital Preservation, Care and Handling of Photographs, Paper Care and Preservation. All five workshop topics will be presented in five regions of the state.

Oregonians will benefit from these free trainings thanks to a Connecting to Collections grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The workshops will include lectures, hands-on activities, discussions, and small-group work. They are designed for archives, libraries and museums and will be relevant to people with little collections experience as well those with more significant experience.

For the schedule of workshops and to register, visit the website at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/2016OC2CWorkshops.aspx or contact Katie Henry at katie.henry@oreogn.gov or (503) 986-0671.


Attached Media Files: 2016-07/1303/95981/2016_C2C_Workshops.pdf , Press Release
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/08/16 1:48 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 8, at approximately 1 p.m., in the 9000 block of Gold Club Road SE in Stayton. The fire affected four people, including two adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Update: Health advisory issued for Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook extended to include Crooked River arm
Oregon Health Authority - 07/08/16 11:57 AM
High toxin levels found in Jefferson County reservoir

The health advisory issued July 1 for the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook is being extended to include the Crooked River arm. An additional sample collected at Cove Palisades Marina confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals. Lake Billy chinook is located about 12 miles west of Madras in Jefferson County.

The advisory is confined to the Metolius and Crooked River arms. The Deschutes River arm is not affected by this advisory because sampling performed there confirmed that toxins were well below established guideline values.

Swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing and power boating, should be avoided in areas where blooms are identified. Although toxins are not absorbed through the skin, people who have skin sensitivities may experience a puffy, red rash at the affected area.

Drinking water directly from the Metolius or Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook is especially dangerous at this time. Oregon Public Health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who may draw in-home water directly from the Metolius or Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If people have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds they should contact campground management.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Fillets should also be rinsed with clean water. Public health officials also advise people to not eat freshwater clams or mussels from Metolius or Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets fishing with them should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the Metolius or Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit the Metolius and Crooked River arms of Lake Billy Chinook and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For health information or to report an illness, to include your pet, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To find out if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website (http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/index.aspx) and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.
Sheriff Jason Myers and District Attorney Walt Beglau Issue Statement (Update Sheriff and DA Contact Info Added)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/08/16 11:06 AM
Jason Myers, Marion County Sheriff
jmyers@co.marion.or.us
503-589-3233

Walt Beglau, Marion County, District Attorney
wbeglau@co.marion.or.us
503-288-5596



Our thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of Dallas, Texas, and all hurting communities across this nation. We grieve together. Today, we also honor each and every law enforcement officer and the vital and important role they play in our society. Our communities are grateful for their service to this indispensable profession.

As Sheriff and District Attorney, we stand committed to the safety and well-being of the citizens and visitors of Marion County and Oregon. We will continue our pledge to ensure that justice is served and that each person is treated with dignity and respect. It is our duty to ensure that only individuals of the highest moral character are chosen to serve the community through this profession, and they are trained to be culturally competent and to first seek every opportunity to de-escalate the difficult and complex situations they face every day. We are very confident in these men and women who protect and serve our community.

Please remember that our law enforcement officers are members of our community too. They coach, they volunteer, they attend our churches, their children attend our schools, and they live and play in our community. They, like you and I, want the very best for our community. They are committed, invested and loyal to this cause and our community.

These are difficult times across this nation. Like you, we are saddened and angered by these events. These feelings reflect our grief and desire to help, but we must seize this point in time to come together, unite and become better. All of us. Our resolve is driven by the incredible strength of our community, and the individual commitment of each one of you.

We ask that if you have a concern or a question, please reach out to us. Open and honest dialogue is the best venue to air concerns and to find resolutions. We stand committed to community engagement on any public safety issue or concerns that impacts our community.

In closing, if you see a law enforcement professional out in our community, please take the time to thank them. They have an incredibly difficult job.

Jason Myers, Marion County Sheriff
jmyers@co.marion.or.us
503-589-3233

Walt Beglau, Marion County, District Attorney
wbeglau@co.marion.or.us
503-288-5596
West Albany High School Teacher Arrested - Attempted Sex Abuse (Photo)
Albany Police - 07/08/16 10:38 AM
James Myrick Arrest Photo
James Myrick Arrest Photo
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On Friday, July 8, 2016, at about 9:30 a.m., Albany Police Detectives arrested 28-year-old James Walter Myrick at his residence located in the 700 block of Turning Leaf Street NW in Albany. James Myrick, a teacher at West Albany High School, was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Linn County Jail on the following charges:

Luring a Minor
Tampering with a Witness
Coercion
Official Misconduct in the First Degree
Attempted Sex Abuse in the Third Degree

The 6 week investigation revealed that James Myrick used his position as a teacher in an attempt to coerce a 17-year-old West Albany High School female student to have sexual contact with him. The investigation began after fellow students reported concerns that James Myrick was having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Investigators have reason to believe that there are other victims who have not come forward to report similar conduct by James Myrick. Anyone with information involving this case or James Myrick is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Unit at (541) 917-7686.

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Attached Media Files: James Myrick Arrest Photo
Science on Tap Vancouver - Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You
Via Productions - 07/08/16 10:34 AM
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

Come learn about physics with clarity, humor, and real world examples you can use in your daily life as a secret agent or lead singer. Christine McKinley, mechanical engineer, musician, and author of Physics for Rock Stars will explain why a solid understanding of the periodic table will help you decide who (and if) you should date and how the laws of motion and energy are your guides to an adventurous and drama-free life. There will be no equations, numbers, or tricky concepts--just an inspiring tour through the basics of physics and the beauty of the organized universe.

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.
Operation Dry Water Yields BUII Arrests (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 07/08/16 10:21 AM
Multnomah County Marine Officers arresting a boater for BUII on the Willamette River in 2007.
Multnomah County Marine Officers arresting a boater for BUII on the Willamette River in 2007.
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On June 24-26, twenty six county marine patrol units and the Oregon State Police from across the state participated in a nationwide program called "Operation Dry Water" to target enforcement efforts and get impaired boaters off the water.

On June 25, marine officers reported 793 hours on the water and contacted 1084 boats (397 motorized and 687 non-motorized). They issued 81 warnings to motorized boaters and 40 to non-motorized boaters and 63 boating citations (53 motorized, 10 non-motorized). They also conducted 20 standardized field sobriety tests on motorized boat operators, leading to two BUII arrests. Columbia County marine officers arrested one individual for alcohol and marijuana impairment, and a Klamath County marine officer arrested one individual for alcohol impairment.

No significant boating accidents were reported during the operation. Oregon law requires boaters to report boating accidents with property damage exceeding $2000, and any involving an injury, fatality or total loss of a vessel.

"The public is our ally in safe boating, said Randy Henry, Boating Safety Manager for the Marine Board. "If you see an impaired operator or someone who is operating in a way that threatens others' safety, call 911 and report it. The vast majority of marine officer contacts are educational in nature, but if someone is impaired by alcohol, marijuana or any other drug, they will be arrested and will face the consequences. That's how we can all save lives."

Boaters can also report violators directly to the Marine Board using a fillable form that formats for mobile devices at http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/forms-library/Pages/Report-a-Boater.aspx.

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Media Advisory: News Conference today at 10
Portland Police Bureau - 07/08/16 9:18 AM
The Portland Police Bureau has been getting a lot of media requests. Chief Mike Marshman will join Mayor Charlie Hales and other Portland leaders at today's news conference at 10 a.m. in front of City Hall.

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Vintage Base Ball Returns to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on July 23
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/08/16 9:04 AM
The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will present Vintage Base Ball - a baseball game played by the rules of the 1860s - on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 6 pm. Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt will throw out the first pitch at this popular, free annual event, located on the Parade Ground near the reconstructed Band Stand.

Costumed national park staff and volunteers will help spectators step back in time, portraying two of the Pacific Northwest's earliest baseball teams: the Sherman Base Ball Club (consisting of soldiers from the Army's Vancouver Barracks) and the Occidental Base Ball Club of the City of Vancouver. The game will be played by the rules given in a rule book from 1867, when the sport was known as "base ball."

Along with the costumed players, volunteers will portray well-dressed "cranks" (base ball fans from 1867). Between innings, patriotic music from the 19th century will be played by the Vancouver Community Concert Band. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event by Nomad's Gourmet Hot Dogs and Kristen's Sweet Delights.

Base ball in 1867 was a very different game than it is today. The "hurler" - today's "pitcher" - threw to the striker's (batter's) liking, and there were no called or non-swinging strikes. Players wore no gloves, and could catch the ball on one bounce for an out - though such a practice was not considered "manly." The game was played with an extensive code of conduct to ensure all would play in a "gentlemanly" manner. For instance, neither sliding into nor stealing bases were allowed.

Many historians credit the 19th century U.S. Army for the spread of base ball throughout the country, specifically during and after the Civil War. On May 11, 1867, an organized team of soldiers from the Army's Vancouver Barracks - dubbed the "Garrison Boys" by the press - played the Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver, with the soldiers winning by a score of 45 to 5.

"Our match will not be an exact repeat of this historic game, in order to spare our participants the task of running around the bases so many times," said Park Ranger Robert Gutierrez, "but we can assure the crowd that it will be a lot of fun, and will adhere to the code of conduct of 1867. This event is a great way to enjoy the national park on a summer evening and learn about history at the same time."

To learn more about early base ball history in Vancouver, the park's historic resource study, "The National Game is Decidedly 'On the Fly': The Rise of Organized Base Ball in the Portland and Vancouver Area in 1867" can be downloaded as a PDF at http://go.usa.gov/5cmh.



What: 1860s Vintage Base Ball Match Game, Sherman Base Ball Club of Vancouver Barracks vs. the Occidental Base Ball Club of Vancouver

Where: Historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 6 pm

Cost: Free
$540 million Mega Millions jackpot is third largest ever
Oregon Lottery - 07/08/16 8:47 AM
The $540 million Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing is the third largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time. If there is no Mega Millions jackpot winner tonight, the jackpot for next Tuesday's drawing will grow to an estimated $630 million.

"This is the largest Mega Millions jackpot since Dec. 2013," said Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann. "The largest Mega Millions jackpot, $656 million, was won in 2012.

"Oregon Lottery players have won nearly $50 million in Mega Millions prizes since the game debuted in Oregon in March 2010. Oregon is anxiously awaiting our first Mega Millions jackpot winner. This jackpot would be a great one start with."

The winner of the jackpot has two options to receive the jackpot prize. They can select the 30-year annuity option that will pay them $12.1 million a year, after taxes. The second, the lump sum option, gives the winner a one-time payment of $254.6 million, after taxes.

Mega Millions is currently played in 46 lottery jurisdictions -- 44 states, including Oregon, and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mega Millions drawings are every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:59 p.m. On days of drawings, players can buy tickets up until 7 p.m.

The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $10 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Tuesday July 12
Portland Police Bureau - 07/08/16 7:12 AM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through Tuesday July 12, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

Sgt. Stewart will be available by email or media-only pager to answer questions or respond to incidents with a clear need for immediate public notification due to community safety concerns.

Guidelines for media, including how to officially request records, may be found here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/571559

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Vancouver police are asking for help finding a missing, "possibly endangered" teen girl. (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 07/08/16 12:34 AM
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Natalya Charles, a 15 year old female, was last seen entering a building in the 1600 blk of E Fourth Plain Blvd at approximately 1700 hours.

She's about 5-foot-2, wears glasses and has a diamond-shaped scar on her right hand. She was last seen wearing her hair in braids and up in a "bun".

Natalya was last seen wearing a peach colored tank top jersey with the number 24 printed in black, blue jeans and pink converse shoes.

Police ask anyone who has information about Natalya's location to call 911.


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Suspect Arrested at Downtown Protest After Menacing People with a Firearm (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/08/16 12:28 AM
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In the evening hours of Thursday July 7, 2016, Central Precinct officers arrested a 36-year-old man armed with a handgun after he menaced people during a demonstration in Downtown Portland.

Michael Strickland was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Menacing and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. He'll be arraigned on Friday July 8 in Multnomah County Court.

The Police Bureau would like to hear from anyone who personally witnessed Strickland's behavior or has pictures or video to share. Any tips should be emailed to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov and they will be shared with an investigator.

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Missing child found. Investigation to follow, but child is unharmed (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 07/07/16 10:29 PM
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We have received information that Audrianna Blair has been located at a campground in Tillamook County and is with Tillamook County deputies. We are investigating further to determine if there will be criminal charges in this case. We are pleased to report that the child is reportedly not harmed and we are taking steps to make sure she remains safe.

Earlier Report
This agency is attempting to locate a missing child. Audrianna Blair age 10 months was last seen in McMinnville in the evening of July 5, 2016 with the following subjects, neither of which is a biological parent or has custodial rights to Audrianna:

- Felisha Marie McCallister, 11/24/85, ODL #8583512
- Mark Alan Bowen II, 7/29/87, ODL #2937748

Felisha and Mark were driving a black 1997 Nissan Sentra with Oregon license plate #750DKF, with "zebra stripe" seat covers and steering wheel cover. During a traffic stop in May, the Nissan Sentra had a "donut" type spare tire on the right rear wheel. Unknown if that is still accurate information.

Reportedly, they were also seen and may be driving a green full size older van with double side doors. They are also reported to have been camping in the Nestucca/Trask Area of the Coast Range.

Audrianna Blair is described as 26 inches, 16 pounds, and wearing size 6-12 month clothing. She has a fading red birthmark on the back of her head above the collarline. She was last seen wearing a white sleeveless summer dress and accompanied by a brown diaper bag with cheetah print around the bottom of the bag.

The attached photos are of Felisha and Mark from her Facebook page, posted April 29, 2016; of Audrianne Blair; and of a similar make, model, and color to their Nissan Sentra vehicle.


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Correction: Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting 13 People in Hillsboro
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/07/16 9:50 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on July 7, 2016, at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of NE 17th Street in Hillsboro.

The multi-family fire affected 13 people, including four adults and nine children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park Honors All of Oregon's Fallen
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/07/16 6:20 PM
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) recently dedicated a section of the Walk of Honor(R) at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park on the campus of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, to honor career and volunteer firefighters who died before the Memorial was established in 1981.

Thanks to the assistance of the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund, 90 Oregon firefighters who died before the 1981 now have an individual brick that includes their name, agency, and year of death. As a result, all of Oregon's firefighters are now honored at both the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial which is located on the campus of the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

The 90 bricks from Oregon are honored together and located side by side in a unique section of bricks. This section is headed by three logo bricks, one for the State Fallen Firefighter Memorial, one for the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard, and the third for the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund. The funds for this purchase were made possible thanks to the generosity of the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund, with proceeds of the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer license plate, which honors our state's fallen public safety officers (police, corrections, fire, parole and probation) and helps to ensure that their sacrifices and the families and co-workers they left behind are never forgotten.

The NFFF Walk of Honor(R) is comprised of bricks that have been purchased in honor of fallen firefighters, and in appreciation for firefighters who are active in the fire service and in recognition of individuals or organizations who support the fire service. The Walk of Honor(R) connects the majestic stone monument, which is encircled by plaques that list the names of the fallen since 1981, with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel and other areas of the Memorial Park. For more information on the NFFF Walk of Honor please go to http://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighters/memorial-park/walk-honor/brick-search/

The Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer License plate was developed during the 2009 legislative session to honor Oregon fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers that are killed in the line of duty. Money earned from the Fallen Public Safety Officer License plate is placed in a fund managed by the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund which is a special committee comprised of law enforcement, fire department, and citizen members. Proceeds from the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer License plate support the law enforcement and fire memorials located at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, financial support for families and honor guard members traveling to Emmitsburg, MD for the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial or Washington, D.C. for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the year the fallen officer is honored, Oregon Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation, Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard, NW Peer Support Team, and the placement of Oregon Fallen Officer Memorial Highway signs.

For license plate updates https://www.facebook.com/fallenpublicsafetyofficerlicenseplate?ref=hl

For more information on the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer license plate http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/vehicle/platenonprof.aspx#fallen

For more information in the Oregon Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/FC/Pages/FallenFireFighterMemorial.aspx

For more information on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation http://www.firehero.org/

We extend our thanks and appreciation to the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Fund for making the addition of 90 of our state's fallen firefighters a reality.
Friends of the Carpenter's Tool & Product Sale On July 15 & 16
Friends of the Carpenter - 07/07/16 5:43 PM
Vancouver, WA -- Friends of the Carpenter will host a Tool & Product Sale on Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Friendship Center, 1600 W 20th Street.

"Our Tool & Product Sale gives the community an opportunity to see all of the stock on hand from our scroll saw unit, volunteer and wood turner contributions, plus the Friendship Center's shop offerings," said Tom Iberle, executive director.

Tools include band saws, table saws, scroll saws, various tools and miscellaneous shop equipment. Products include ornament crosses, wall plaques, holiday ornaments, pens, planter boxes, bird/critter feeders and more.

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

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Police Bureau Mourns Death of Bangladesh Police Officer, Injury of Another in Terror Attack (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/07/16 4:21 PM
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On July 1, 2016, members of the Portland Police Bureau, along with the rest of the world, watched a terror attack unfold at a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the time, the Bureau shared a message on Twitter to the officers addressing the situation -- we have many friends in Bangladesh.

Sadly, the Bureau learned that one of the officers killed and one of the officers critically injured were close friends of Portland Police officers after receiving training on community policing, investigations and leadership.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Rabiul Karim was killed and SWAT Sub-Inspector Sujon Kumer Kundu was critically injured as they worked to end the hostage crisis and save lives.

In 2012, the Bureau shared a video of members talking about the experience of working with Bangladesh police officers, along with several images https://youtu.be/ZTxbrAnKboE

These experiences created close friendships and relationships between Portland Police officers and the Bangladesh officers that received training -- relationships that still exist today.

The Bureau would like to express it's deepest sympathies to the officers, families and friends affected by this horrible act of terror.

For more details about the policing partnership between Bangladesh and the Portland Police Bureau, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/402885

Photos courtesy of Sergeant Bret Barnum and Officer Brian Dale.

Photo 1 -- Senior Assistant Commander Rabiul Karim (circled) with Sergeant Bret Barnum and Officers Jason Hubert and Joel Ockunzzi kneeling (L-R)

Photo 2 -- Officer Brian Dale and SWAT Sub-Inspector Sujon Kundu

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Mom and Her Five Kids Displaced by Hillsboro Apartment Fire (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 07/07/16 4:12 PM
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A mom and her 5 children ages 10, 6, 3, 2 and 11 months safely evacuated their apartment Thursday afternoon when fire broke out in the bedroom. The woman quickly called 9-1-1 and dispatchers sounded the alarm at 2:05. Firefighters from the Hillsboro Fire Department responded to find flames coming from a 2nd floor window at the Pinewood Village Apartments, 1018 NE 17th Avenue. Firefighters knocked down the flames within 10-minutes of dispatch. Significant fire damage was confined to one room of the apartment, with additional fire damage to the exterior siding and into the attic space.

The apartment below the fire unit suffered water damage as well. No damage estimate has been determined. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross responded and will be providing assistance to the family. There were no injuries.

Hillsboro Fire reminds everyone that minutes count when fire breaks out.
Check your smoke alarms once a month and be sure to create and practice a home fire escape plan.
For more fire and life safety information, visit www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/fire

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Arson By Fireworks-We Need Your Help
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/07/16 3:39 PM
Willow Grove - On July 5 at approximately 1:20 a.m. an occupied trailer caught fire while people were sleeping inside.

Witnesses reported a newer, full-size black long bed standard size truck drive west on Willow Grove Road which sits just above the Fisher Island RV Park. Someone in the vehicle lit a mortar type explosive firework and threw it down into the park. The burning explosive rolled under a trailer in space #28, exploded and set the trailer on fire. The trailer was occupied by three sleeping individuals including two adults and a nine year old boy. Fortunately, none of the occupants were injured.

The Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information on the suspects and/or suspect vehicle.

If you have information, please contact the on-duty deputy sheriff supervisor at 360-577-3092, or send an anonymous tip to Tip 411 at CCSOtips from your Android or Apple phone. Both are available from your app provider. Or, test your tip to 847411 and begin your tip with "CCSO tip".

VICTIM(s):
Renfro, Michael L. (owner)
Reed, Laura D.
Huntley, Noah G (9-year-old)


SUMMARY:
Deputies and Fire personnel responded to the Fisher Island RV Park for the report of a trailer on fire. A witness observed a newer, full-size, black, long-bed, standard cab truck driving westbound on Willow Grove. An occupant through what appeared to be a lit mortar firework down into the park. This exploded, and started the fire under the trailer at space # 28. The trailer was occupied at the time by two adults and a juvenile who were sleeping.
Marion County Sheriff's Office, Papé Machinery and The Oregon Farm Bureau Launch Safety Campaign (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/07/16 2:57 PM
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Marion County Sheriff's Office, Papé Machinery and Oregon Farm Bureau Launch Safety Campaign

Salem, Ore.--- The Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Agriculture and Turf division of Papé Machinery and Oregon Farm Bureau have joined forces to remind motorists to safely share the road with tractors and other farm equipment traveling on state and county roads during the planting and harvesting seasons.

"Farm safety is important to all of us whether we are in the agricultural business, following a tractor on our way to work, or going to a family event," said Jake Barge, General Manager for Papé Machinery, Ag & Turf. "With school now out and summer heating up, we want to remind all drivers to use caution and share the road with farm equipment so we all keep moving down the road safely."

The Marion County Sheriff's Office will have a mobile billboard positioned along heavily traveled country roads throughout the summer to remind drivers to safely share the road with farm equipment. The mobile display will also be stationed at the Marion County Fair, Oregon State Fair and other major events.

"Marion County Sheriff's Office is pleased to partner with Papé Machinery and Oregon Farm Bureau to deliver this potentially lifesaving message," said Sergeant Jason Hickam, Supervisor of the Community Resource Unit for Marion County. "The billboard is a reminder for our residents and visitors to drive safely on our rural roadways, additionally the mobility of the banner gives us the opportunity to reach motorists where otherwise there are no means to advertise our safety message.

In addition to the mobile marketing campaign, farmers and ranchers are encouraged to stop at any Papé Machinery location in the area to pick up signs to put along fence lines to remind motorists to slowdown and drive cautiously when sharing the road with tractors, combines and other farm equipment.

"It is important for people to slowdown and be patient when attempting to pass a tractor or combine on a country road," Hickam said. "Being patient can be the difference between making it to your final destination or not."

For more detailed information, Oregon Farm Bureau's Health & Safety Committee offers a Rural Road Safety brochure with important tips for staying safe when encountering large farm equipment on the highway.

"The goal of the brochure is to save lives. There are tips for both motorists and farmers," said Anne Rigor of the OFB Health & Safety Committee. "If you're driving 55 miles per hour on a highway and come upon a tractor that's moving at only 25 miles per hour, it takes only 8 seconds to close a gap the length of a football field between you and the tractor."

Download a copy of the brochure at oregonfb.org.


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Clackamas Community College news (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 07/07/16 2:53 PM
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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Clackamas County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/07/16 2:41 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 7, at approximately 12:30 p.m., in the 17000 block of Webster Road in Gladstone. The fire affected one adult and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Five People in Clark County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/07/16 2:32 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 7, at approximately 1:30 p.m., in the 10,000 block of NE 16th Court in Vancouver. The fire affected two adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Monday, July 11, 2016 Organizational Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 07/07/16 2:30 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in an Organizational Board Business Meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016 in the Parkrose School District Office Boardroom located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 5:00 p.m. The Board will elect a Chair and Vice Chair for 2016-2017 and take action on many annual organizational business items. The Board will also take action on Consent agenda items and be available to hear Citizen Comments twice during the Meeting. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
Workplace safety, health training grants available
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 07/07/16 2:06 PM
(Salem) -- Oregon OSHA is accepting grant applications for the development of innovative workplace safety and health training programs. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 7.

The agency, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages unique projects such as mobile apps, videos, or online educational games to engage workers.

The training grants will focus on programs that target a high-hazard Oregon industry, such as construction or agriculture, or a specific work process to reduce or eliminate hazards. Any employer, labor group, school affiliated with a labor group, or nonprofit organization may apply. Applicants may request up to $40,000 per grant project.

Employers are not allowed to use grants to pay for training for their employees. Materials produced by grant recipients become the property of Oregon OSHA. They are housed in the Oregon OSHA Resource Center and are available to the public for checkout from the library.

Some examples of past grant projects include:
Development of safe-lifting guidelines
Spanish-language flip charts designed to help prevent heat-related illness among forest workers
An educational program for nurses to prevent ergonomic-related injuries

The Oregon Legislature launched the Occupational Safety and Health Education and Training Grant Program in 1990. Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA's Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee, a group with members from business, labor, and government.

Grant application information is available at
http://osha.oregon.gov/edu/grants/Pages/default.aspx. For more information, contact Teri Watson at 503-947-7406 or teri.a.watson@oregon.gov.


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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.
City launches new, mobile-friendly website (Photo)
City of Gresham - 07/07/16 1:12 PM
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GRESHAM, OR. -- Get Gresham to go! The City's website has a new look and feel: www.GreshamOregon.gov is now mobile-friendly and adapts to cell phones and tablets. The new site allows visitors faster, easier access to City services and information using smaller screen sizes.

The new website was developed to reach and accommodate an audience that is increasingly using cell phones to conduct business with the City. Cell phone user visits to the website jumped from 3 percent in 2010 to 40 percent in 2016.

New features/design elements:
- New design and features incorporated from people's comments in the community.
- A responsive website that you can use on your cell phone or tablet.
- Incorporated social media features including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
- Better integration with the City's My Gresham app to report an issue online.
- Easier site navigation that is service oriented.
- Top tasks "Pay a bill," "Get a permit," are easier to find and use.
- Quick drop-down menus to find information.

In addition, the new website's design reflects a clean, modern aesthetic and navigation has been restructured to highlight the City tasks most often used by residents, businesses and visitors, including:
- Apply for a permit online.
- Schedule an inspection online.
- File a police report online.
- Report an issue online with My Gresham.
- Manage Your Online Utilities online.
- Pay your bill online.
- Reserve a park shelter or sports field online.
- Sign up for City publications online.
- Volunteer online.

GreshamOregon.gov averages 1.5 million views a year. The City of Gresham website was last rebuilt in 2008.


Attached Media Files: Gresham New Website
358th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 07/07/16 12:19 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 358th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects.

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Police #BP358 on their successful completion of basic training. The graduation will be held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following the graduation. Chief Tom Turner, of the Florence Police Department, will be the guest speaker.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.
Reception immediately following.

Graduating members of BP358:

Police Officer Robert Adams
Umatilla Police Department

Police Officer Jonathan Adkins
Warm Springs Police Department

Police Officer Brandon Bailey
Florence Police Department

Police Officer Daniel Basaraba
Springfield Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Nathan Burgess
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Chapman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Anthony Christensen
Junction City Police Department

Police Officer Roxane Ellis
Hines Police Department

Trooper David Gizzi
Oregon State Police

Police Officer Grant Hedrick
Independence Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Kile Henrich
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Wesley Heuston
Forest Grove Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Jenkins
Harney County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Johnson
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Jamil Kassab
Gladstone Police Department

Police Officer John Kazmierski
Beaverton Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Kennedy
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Trooper Dakotah Keys
Oregon State Police

Police Officer Dillon LaGrone
Albany Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Trevor Limburg
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Trooper Tara Littleton
Oregon State Police

Police Officer Dominik Luna
Springfield Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Christina McCarty
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Calvin Meade
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Allen Miller
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Samuel Northcote
Tigard Police Department

Police Officer Casey Okami-Watanabe
Lake Oswego Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Anibal Resendiz
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Devin Rigo
Hillsboro Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Bradley Rohde
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Erica Rush
Union County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Tyler Sanford
Tigard Police Department

Police Officer Nicholas Taresh
Oregon City Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Michelle Vandenburg
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Louis Waller
Albany Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Martin Watson
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Police Officer Timothy Wilburn
Beaverton Police Department

Trooper Kyle Winship
Oregon State Police
Meeting on Lane Co. forestland classification for fire protection to be held July 12 in Florence
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/07/16 11:19 AM
The Forestland Classification Committee for Lane County will hold a meeting and work session in Florence Tuesday, July 12, to continue review of lands within the county to determine which should be classified as forestland for the purpose of fire protection. The Oregon Department of Forestry provides wildfire protection services to forestlands in the county, and a Forest Patrol Assessment on protected lands helps fund firefighting.

The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry office in Florence, 2660 Kingwood St. It is open to the public.

More information on the Lane County forestland classification review can be obtained by contacting Tom Soward, Western Lane District, 541-935-2283.
City of Beaverton Street Paving Planned for July 11 to 20
City of Beaverton - 07/07/16 11:16 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving several streets from July 11 to 20. The streets are:


SW Bany Road (county limits to 165th Ave.)
SW 156th Pl (Bridle Hills Dr. to end of pavement)
SW 157th Ave. (Bridle Hills Dr. to Hart Road)
SW 158th Pl (Bridle Hills Dr. to end of pavement)
SW Bridle Hills Dr. (THPRD park to end of pavement)
SW Misty Ct. (157th Ave. to end of pavement)


The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin on SW Bany Road at 9 a.m. and finish no later than 4 p.m. On all other streets, work will begin at 7 a.m. and finish no later than 5 p.m.


On Bany Road, traffic will be reduced to one lane and flagged in both directions. On all other streets, traffic lanes will be flagged and remain open to local traffic. The city will complete the project as quickly as possible and work to minimize inconvenience, but there will be occasional delays.


Resurfacing streets regularly is considerably less expensive than rebuilding and increases their lifespan. Beaverton inspects its streets frequently to determine which roads are in need of paving.


For information on other city road projects this summer, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/RoadConstruction.


For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.


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Staycation at Beaverton City Library: Series of Summer Programs for Adults (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 07/07/16 10:46 AM
The Fight Like a Knight demonstration of medieval and renaissance fighting techniques is one of several programs in this summer’s “Staycation” for adults at the Beaverton City Library from July 20 to 28. Fight Like a Knight will be held on Saturday, July
The Fight Like a Knight demonstration of medieval and renaissance fighting techniques is one of several programs in this summer’s “Staycation” for adults at the Beaverton City Library from July 20 to 28. Fight Like a Knight will be held on Saturday, July
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Be a tourist in your own backyard, try your hand at new skills and projects, immerse yourself in great new reads, and enjoy your summer "Staycation" with Beaverton City Library! Wednesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 28, the main library (12375 SW 5th St) hosts six programs to encourage adults to kick back, relax and have fun during the summer.
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.


Pacific Northwest Reading Cafe
Wednesday, July 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Cathy Stanton Conference Room & Meeting Room A
This is a book discussion group meeting to discuss books written by Northwest authors or written with a setting in the Pacific Northwest. You can bring a lunch along to enjoy while we discuss the books! Free and open to the public; no registration required. This month's book: Glaciers: A Novel by Alexis M. Smith.


Three-Minute Thespians
Wednesday, July 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Auditorium
Is your inner actor aching to perform? Come read scenes with us! No experience required, just enthusiasm and willingness to participate. We'll take turns reading two-to three-minute long scenes from a variety of plays with other actors. Don't sweat the spotlight--it'll be fast and fun! Free and open to the public; no registration required.


Fight Like a Knight: Medieval and Renaissance Combat
Saturday, July 23 | 11 a.m. -- noon | Meeting Rooms A & B or South Lawn (weather permitting)
While many people associate martial arts with eastern traditions, such as judo, karate and kung fu, Europe also had its own rich culture of fighting arts. This demonstration by Indes Western Martial Arts will highlight some of the more exciting elements of historical fencing, including the longsword and dussack. This is an opportunity to see how hand-to-hand combat looked in Europe hundreds of years ago. The Fight Like a Knight program includes demonstrations of medieval and Renaissance fighting techniques, interspersed with relevant bits of history and information. Suitable for all ages. Free and open to the public; no registration required.


Repair and Recycling Fair
Saturday, July 23 | 2-4 p.m. | Meeting Room A
Repair Fair Oregon will organize skilled volunteers to fix broken items. The volunteers may be able to repair small appliances like blenders or coffee makers, jewelry, bikes or clothing that needs a new button or a zipper fix. Master Recyclers will also be on hand to answer recycling questions. Meeting new people, learning useful skills and keeping usable items out of the landfill--good things can happen at a Repair and Recycling Fair!


Recommended Reads
Tuesday, July 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Cathy Stanton Conference Room
A monthly book discussion group. Free and open to the public; no registration required. This month's book: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.


Book Club Night Out with Ruth Wariner
Thursday, July 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Meeting Rooms A & B
Join us for an evening with Ruth Wariner, author of the New York Times bestseller The Sound of Gravel, "a riveting, deeply-affecting true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist doomsday cult." The Portland author will be available to talk with attendees and also sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public; no registration required.


Sign up for WCCLS Reads, our summer reading program for adults, through July 31. Sign up online at www.wccls.org/asrp or at Beaverton City Library, read books and submit book reviews all summer long, and be entered into prize drawings! Join a community of readers to discover your next great read.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.


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Tip of the Week July 11, 2016 - Dogs at Large
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/07/16 10:29 AM
TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: July 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sheriff Curtis L. Landers
(541) 265-0652
clanders@co.lincoln.or.us

DOGS AT LARGE -- WHAT CAN I DO?

Your Lincoln County Sheriff's Office receives animal complaints on a regular basis. The incidents range from barking dogs to roosters crowing to much more severe issues such as dog bites and attacks.

Here are a few tips for both pet owners and neighbors to help deal with these types of incidents:

1. BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER- Keep your dogs and cats vaccinated. Spay and Neuter your pets to prevent against unwanted or unplanned pregnancies.

2. LICENSE YOUR DOG - Not only is it required by law, it's the right thing to do. Proceeds from pet license help funds our local Animal Shelter. It also ensures that we can reunite lost pets with their owners.

3. DON'T LET YOUR DOGS STRAY- Keep them safely and securely contained at home or on a leash. Trespassing dogs can lead to neighbor cat attacks, strewn garbage, and frightened children.

4. NEIGHBORS- If you have a "problem pooch" in your neighborhood, try to find out whom it belongs to. Talk to the pet owner and communicate your concern and try mediation. If that doesn't work, call Animal Services through dispatch at 541-265-4231.

5. THERE IS A STRAY DOG THAT DOESN'T BELONG IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD- If he's on your property and he doesn't belong there, he's trespassing. If the dog is approachable and appears friendly, catch it and bring it to the Animal Shelter. DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN DANGER OF BEING BITTEN IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO CORRAL THE CANINE!

6. ONGOING PROBLEMS- The Lincoln Community Dispute Resolution service offers mediation for these incidents and much more! They are located at 936 SW Hurbert, Newport, OR 97365. The phone number is (541) 574-9846

7. More information can be obtained when you visit the Lincoln County website under county ordinance at http://www.co.lincoln.or.us.

For more information and tips, visit our web site at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and on your Smartphone via the "MobilePatrol" app and Like us on Facebook at Lincoln County Sheriff's Office -- Oregon.

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Submitted by:
Kathy Manning, Administrative Assistant
kmanning@co.lincoln.or.us
Ph: 541-265-0652
This Saturday: Over 250 Vehicles at 5th Annual Cruise-In Benefiting Homeless Veterans | Beaverton
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 07/07/16 9:30 AM
WHO: The Salvation Army, Veterans

WHAT: Start your engines!! The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center is hosting its 5th annual classic car Cruise-In! What to expect: Over 250 classic vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles, activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, food, and a special ceremony to honor and salute Vietnam Veterans.

WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00AM -- 3:00PM

WHERE: Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97078

WHY: Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, the only known transitional housing center in the Portland Metro area to provide services to both the veteran AND their family. Most other shelters who serve veterans offer support services to only the veteran. The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center provides additional resources to ensure that families stay together as they transition from homelessness to housing. This unique program offers families the opportunity to be a part of a community, together as a family unit. The Cruise In is a fun way for the Veterans and Family Center to engage with the community that has been so beneficial to its clients. It also offers the community the opportunity to learn about the transformational work happening in their neighborhood.

COST:
To register a car: $15 if registered by June 15th / $20 if registered day of the event (motorcycle registration fee is waived this year. But a donation will be gladly accepted)

FREE for spectators!!

CONTACT:
For media inquiries: Teresa Steinmetz, Director of Communications & Marketing/ 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 or Teresa.Steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org.

For event information or how to register a car or bike: Lynn at 503-780-4679 or visit veteranscruisein.org.


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Veterans Cruise-In To Beaverton With Antique Cars

(Beaverton, Oregon) June 16, 2016- Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and make your way to the 5th annual classic car Cruise-In on Saturday, July 9, 2016! The Cruise In, hosted by The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center, will be from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Valley Catholic High School, located at 4275 SW 148th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97078 and will be FREE to the community! Funds raised from the event will go to support The Salvation Army Veterans and Family Center who house and serve homeless veterans and their families. One can expect to see classic vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, a SWAT car, motorcycles and military vehicles, activities for kids, a Blue Grass Band, car/bike trophies, prizes, and food at the event! Additionally, there will be a special ceremony to honor and salute Vietnam Veterans, complete with a performance by the Portland Police Highland Guard Pipe Band, a fly-over in the missing man formation by the West Coast Ravens, and more.

"This Cruise In is a great way for our community of veterans and their families to connect with our neighbors in Beaverton," says Joshua Groesz, Executive Director at the Veterans and Family Center. "We feel truly honored to do the work that we do and in such a welcoming community such as Beaverton. This is the best place for our families to heal."

The Veterans and Family Center serves veterans from all branches of the service, but what makes them unique is that they also serve the spouse and children of the veteran. The veterans and their families are now able to be a part of a community, together, which is something many of them have not experienced in many years.

This program has even been endorsed by USAF Retired Four Star General Merrill A. McPeak, who stated that:

"It has come to my attention that the Salvation Army's Veterans and Family Center in Beaverton, Oregon is the only program in the region that serves homeless veterans and their families, deals with issues that led to their homelessness, and assists in securing safe and permanent housing. The SAVFC is committed to helping veterans who have given much to their country.

I am pleased to endorse this program which is so committed to serving our homeless veterans and their families."

While funding for veterans programs is available, funding to extend services and housing to the veterans' family is a challenge, putting a strain on the Veterans and Family Center budget. However, despite the challenge, The Salvation Army considers it a privilege to serve veterans and their family members and is asking the community to support the Veterans and Family Center through this fundraising effort.

Do you have a car or bike you would like to register for this event?? Registrations received by June 15th are $15 (and will include entrance to win a 3 day/ 2 night stay at the Oregon Coast), and registrations made at the event are $20. (Motorcycle registration fee is waived this year, but a donation will be gladly accepted!) For more information, contact Lynn at 503-780-4679 or visit veteranscruisein.org


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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 127 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), (503) 794-3200, or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.
World War II Encampment to be Hosted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 07/07/16 9:04 AM
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that a free World War II living history encampment will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm, just west of Pearson Air Museum. This event is in partnership with the Living History Group Northwest, a local World War II living history organization.

"There is over 150 years' worth of history to interpret at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and the U.S. Army's history at Vancouver Barracks definitely includes World War II," said Acting Chief Ranger Bob Cromwell. "During World War II, this was the Vancouver Port of Embarkation, and Army units were organized, equipped, and shipped out to combat theaters in Africa, Europe, and the Pacific from Vancouver Barracks."

The living history re-enactors, dressed in World War II uniforms, will portray members of the 113th Cavalry, the 8th Infantry Division's Battalion Aid Station, members of the U.S. Army Air Corps, as well as the women who worked during the war, commonly known as "Rosie the Riveter." The encampment will include period weaponry, tents and equipment, including Army jeeps, trucks, a M3 Stuart light tank, and a BT-13 advanced training airplane. The encampment will be set up to the west of Pearson Air Museum, on the eastern edge of the park's popular Spruce Mill trail.

"We are excited to partner with the National Park Service to bring a World War II living history event to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site," said Eric Porter, Unit Commander of the 113th Cavalry Living History Group. "We look to making this an annual event, and to participate in other living history opportunities at the park, such as their Campfires and Candlelight event in September."

The public is invited to stroll through the encampment, talk to the living history re-enactors, and to get a close-up view of their uniforms and equipment. Pearson Air Museum will be open during the event, and the public is encouraged to park in the museum's parking lot, or along East 5th Street.



What: World War II living history encampment

Who: Living History Group Northwest, in partnership with the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

When: July 23, 2016, 9 am to 5 pm

Where: West of Pearson Air Museum, near the park's Spruce Mill Trail

Cost: Free
Quartarolo Joins Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (Photo)
Free Clinic of SW Washington - 07/07/16 9:00 AM
Beth Quartarolo, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Beth Quartarolo, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
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VANCOUVER, Wash., July 7, 2016 - Beth Quartarolo has joined the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington as manager of communications, development and community outreach.

Quartarolo has extensive experience in communications and community relations. She joined the Free Clinic from PeaceHealth, where she provided internal communications and supported the rollout of the Epic electronic health record system. She also managed communications and marketing for the Oregon Primary Care Association and served as CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

Quartarolo has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. She is an Accredited Business Communicator with the International Association of Business Communicators. She has lived in Clark County since 1993.

About the Free Clinic
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides free, compassionate, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to obtain such services. Our medical, dental, vision and specialty care services are provided by over 600 volunteer professionals. The clinic is funded by the local community, and all donations stay in Southwest Washington.

For more information about the Free Clinic, visit www.freeclinics.org.


Attached Media Files: Beth Quartarolo, Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Crews Battle Morning Fire in Tualatin (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 07/07/16 8:55 AM
Fire Investigator Jeremy Foster
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At 5:38am Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential fire in Tualatin near the cross streets of SW Hedges Ct and SW 103rd Ct. On arrival crews found heavy fire on the exterior of the house with the flames quickly extending into the attic. Firefighters were able to make a quick knockdown of the flames on the exterior, while simultaneously working to gain access to the attic fire. Crews were then able to extinguish the remainder of the fire using water from both above and below roofline.

While an exact cause is still under investigation, a fire investigator has determined the fire started on the exterior of the house and then extended into the attic. The home was heavily damaged.

Four people and a cat were displaced by the fire. No injuries were reported.


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City of Salem Council to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Solid Waste Management Service Rate Changes
City of Salem - 07/07/16 8:30 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Thursday, July 7, 2016

CONTACTS

Ryan Zink, Franchise Administrator
City of Salem
503-588-6258, rzink@cityofsalem.net.

Maureen A. Kenney, Public Relations Manager
City of Salem, City Manager's Office
503-588-6363, mkenney@cityofsalem.net

City of Salem Council to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Solid Waste Management Service Rate Changes

On Monday, July 11, 2016, the Salem City Council will receive information from City of Salem staff regarding recommended solid waste management collection rate changes effective October 1, 2016.

Rates have remained relatively flat for the last several years. However, the franchised haulers have approached the City with a rate proposal to cover the significantly increasing costs of doing business.

Key factors contributing to the unusually high, proposed rate increases include:

~ Disposal fees at the Waste to Energy Facility in Brooks, Oregon will increase from $67.45 per ton to $87.45 per ton beginning October 1, 2016.

~ Disposal fees at Pacific Region Compost in Corvallis, Oregon are anticipated to increase 45 percent.

~ Offsetting revenue from the sale of recycled materials has declined with lower market demand for recycled materials.

Marion County

The franchised haulers are proposing rate increases in Marion County of approximately 16.2 percent for roll cart services, 11.4 percent for container services, and 18.6 percent for drop boxes.

Polk County

The franchised haulers are proposing rate increases in Polk County of approximately 0.75 percent for roll cart services, 1.06 percent for container services, and 11.48 percent for drop boxes. Proposed increases for Polk County are lower as materials can be taken to a facility other than the Waste to Energy Facility for disposal.

The proposed increase for low-volume medical wastes services is 8.9 percent.

Staff Report and Supporting Information

The staff report addressing solid waste management rate changes is available in the City of Salem City Recorder's Office, Civic Center, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 205, Salem, Oregon 97301, 503-588-6097; copies will be provided at reasonable cost. The staff report and supporting materials are also available online at: https://salem.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

Public Hearing: July 25, 2016

The public hearing about impending service rate changes for solid waste management will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., in Council Chambers at Civic Center, located at 555 Liberty Street SE, Salem, Oregon, 97301.

Public Testimony

Prior to the hearing, any person may review the staff report or file written testimony at the Salem City Recorder's Office, Civic Center, Room 205, Salem, Oregon 97301, 503-588-6097. The Salem City Council Rules, which include the procedures for conduct of hearings before the City Council, are available at the Salem City Recorder's Office, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 205, Salem, Oregon 97301, 503-588-6097 as well as online at:
:http://www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/Legal/Pages/CouncilRules.aspx

For More Information
For more information, please contact Ryan Zink, Franchise Administrator at 503-588-6258 or via e-mail at rzink@cityofsalem.net.

For media inquiries, please contact Maureen A. Kenney, Public Relations Manager at 503-588-6363 or via e-mail at mkenney@cityofsalem.net.

Mas Información
Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6173.


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Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 30 Years of Supporting Special Olympics Oregon (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/07/16 8:00 AM
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating 30 years of supporting the participants of Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). LETR seeks to spread the word about Special Olympics world wide, championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

As Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon participants will carry the "Flame of Hope" across Oregon ahead of the 2016 Summer State Games.

LETR is the largest grassroots fundraising activity for Special Olympics Oregon, raising over $5.4 million dollars over its 30 year history.

There will be six separate legs of the Torch Run that will take place with more than 1,000 law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Oregon athletes running throughout the state. The separate legs will culminate in the lighting of the Special Olympics Oregon cauldron at the Summer State Games on July 9, 2016, in Newberg, Oregon.

On Friday July 8, more than 300 police officers and SOOR athletes from the Portland Metro area will run from Lake Oswego High School to Cook Park. A celebratory BBQ, presented by Plaid Pantry, will be held at Cook Park in honor of the 30th Anniversary.

About Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities, the largest disability population in the state, year-round through the organization's signature sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other life skills. They develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more info please visit http://www.soor.org or engage with SOOR on Social Media: Twitter & Facebook @SOORstate | Instagram @specialolympicsoregon.

About Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas, when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. He conceived the idea of the Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement with Special Olympics and local communities by running the torch in intra-state relays that converge at Summer Games. Now a global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. In 2015 Oregon LETR raised over $600,000 for Special Olympics Oregon.

Interested media may contact Ashley Allenby at Special Olympics Oregon at 541-505-0525, aallenby@soor.org

Photo included Portland Police Bureau Detective Hilary Scott (front left) running with the torch.

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Public Health Advisory Board meets July 21 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 07/07/16 8:00 AM
July 7, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Public health modernization updates; Public Health Advisory Board Incentives and Funding Subcommittee report; public health modernization economic and health outcome report; and review and discuss Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

When: Thursday, July 21, 2:30-5:30 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is scheduled at 5:15 pm; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The meeting will also be live-streamed through the Public Health Advisory Board website at http://www.healthoregon.org/phab.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

Program contact: Cara Biddlecom, 971-673-2284; cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us

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Battle Ground PD seeks tips in identifying the suspect who damaged the Veterans Memorial in Kiwanis Park
City of Battle Ground - 07/07/16 7:55 AM
On June 27, 2016 at approximately 11:45 p.m. an unknown suspect showed no respect when driving over the Veterans Memorial in Kiwanis Park causing damage to the memorial. The vehicle is a white extra cab pickup.

If anyone observed the activity in the area, or has information regarding the vehicle or driver, please contact Sergeant Jason Perdue at (360) 342-5241 or via email at jason.perdue@cityofbg.org. You may also leave an anonymous tip at www.cityofbg.rg/tips.
Clark County Fire District 6 holds meetings to share information on EMS levy renewal (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 6 - 07/07/16 7:18 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 7, 2016
Contact: Chief Jerry Green, Clark County Fire District 6
(360) 576?1195 jerry.green@ccfd6.org

Clark County Fire District 6 holds meetings to share information on EMS levy renewal

Vancouver, Wash. -- Clark County Fire District 6 is holding two public meetings to share information about its levy renewal for Emergency Medical Service that is on the August 2nd Primary Election ballot. As of the end of June, EMS accounted for almost 79 percent of all emergencies for the fire district.

Community members are invited and encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more about the EMS program or ask questions about the levy that funds these services. The meetings will both be held at 10:00 a.m. on July 16 and July 30 at Fire District Headquarters, 8800 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, Wash., 98665.

Fire District 6 is asking voters to renew the EMS levy at the same amount of 45 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. That means the average homeowner would continue to pay $9.38 per month ($112.50 per year) for a 24-hour Paramedic response.

Fire District 6 provides Basic Life Support with Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians and Advanced Life Support with Paramedics. Advanced Life Support is the highest level of pre-hospital, emergency care available and not all fire agencies have this capability. The EMS levy funds emergency personnel, training and certifications, medical equipment, first aid supplies, and equipment replacement.

EMS calls have increased 29% for Fire District 6 over the last 10 years. Voters in Fire District 6 have approved an EMS levy every six years since 1980 when the program was first introduced. The current levy will expire at the end of the year if not renewed by voters.

More information about the EMS levy renewal can be found on Fire District 6's web site at www.ccfd6.org. Fire Chief Jerry Green also is available to answer questions at (360) 576-1195 or jerry.green@ccfd6.org.

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Clark County Fire District 6 provides fire protection and emergency medical service to 64,000 people over 37 square miles. Emergency personnel responded to 6,807 calls in 2015 -- 76 percent of which were EMS-related. Fire District 6 is proud to be debt free, operate under a balanced budget and has passed all its financial and accountability audits by the state. Learn more about Fire District 6 by visiting www.ccfd6.org or "Like" us on Facebook at /ClarkCountyFireDistrict6.


Attached Media Files: What EMT's Do.
Law enforcement torch run
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/07/16 6:34 AM
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office teams up with Special Olympics Oregon for the 30th Annual Torch Run

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will team up with Special Olympics Oregon for the 30th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run scheduled for July 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School. This year multiple law enforcement agencies will walk and run a six mile course ending at Cook Park in Tigard. The run will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School.
Deputies will join law enforcement officers from around the state in carrying the torch around Oregon to its final destination at Newberg High School on July 9 for the Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year round campaign in which law enforcement support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch. Law enforcement supporters attend competitions, participate in medal ceremonies, and raise funds through special events so athletes can participate in the sports they love.
Media is welcome to attend.
Portland Symphonic Choir invites the community to Sing Along July 13 and 20 (Photo)
Portland Symphonic Choir - 07/07/16 4:42 AM
July 6 Sing, Mozart Requiem
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(Portland, OR) On Wednesday, July 6, over 100 community members joined 40 Portland Symphonic Choir members in song as they performed Mozart's Requiem under the direction of Dr. Steven Zopfi. For many this night was a chance to sing one of their favorite choral masterworks, and for a few, it was their first read of the score.

The Summer Sings classical choral sing-a-longs are held each July in an effort to share the experience of singing great choral works with the community. Whether an individual sings in a professional choir, a school choir, or a choir for one in the shower, Summer Sings is open to all.

Over the three Wednesdays in July, music lovers of all stripes come to sing through choral masterworks with members of the Portland Symphonic Choir led by some of the finest conductors in the Pacific Northwest.

Two Sings remain:
July 13: Brahms' German Requiem with conductor Patrick McDonough, and featuring soloists:
Cameron Griffith Herbert, Soprano
Phill Hurley, Baritone

July 20: Faure's Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine with conductor Mark Slegers, and featuring soloists:
Nan Haemer, Soprano
Alex Berg, Baritone

Tickets are just $10/person and are available at www.pschoir.org or at the door. Scores are provided for use during the Sing.
Each Sing begins at 7:00 p.m. at PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium, located at 705 N. Killingsworth, Portland, OR.

Special thanks to Portland Community College for providing the air-conditioned venue, and to the official media partner for Summer Sings, All Classical Portland.

About the Portland Symphonic Choir:
Since 1945, Portland Symphonic Choir, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has been singing the choral masterworks with excellence and passion. Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Dr. Steven Zopfi, the 140 voices that make up the choir have achieved a reputation of excellence and dedication through creating powerful, accessible choral experiences for all kinds of music enthusiasts - from the experienced musician to the brand new listener.
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Attached Media Files: July 6 Sing, Mozart Requiem
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Traffic Alert: Steel Bridge lower deck bike/pedestrian path CLOSED until further notice to repair gates
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 07/06/16 6:56 PM
(July 6, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck bike/pedestrian path is closed until further notice because of damage to a specialized cable that controls the bridge gates. This closure is expected to last several days.

Since the lower deck of the Steel Bridge was opened in 2001, it has become a popular route for people biking and walking.

People biking or walking in the waterfront area today are advised to use one of the other Willamette River bridges downtown. Alternate routes include the Broadway, Burnside and Morrison bridges. The narrower sidewalk on the Steel Bridge's upper deck also remains accessible, though travelers should use caution and expect congestion on the upper deck sidewalks.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
Detectives Arrest Local Pastor for Multiple Sex Crimes (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 5:49 PM
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After a week long investigation, detectives have arrested Mauricio Aguilera-Garcia, age 55, of Salem for the crimes of Rape 2 x 10, Sodomy 2 x 10 and Unlawful Sexual Penetration 2 x 10. The victim who was a juvenile at the time the crimes were committed met Aguilera-Garcia through his work at a local church.

Aguilera-Garcia, is a Pastor at "Our Father's House," a church that rents space from the Solid Rock Community Church, located at 3535 Ward Drive NE in Salem. Garcia-Augilera was previously arrested and convicted for Sex Abuse 1 in 1985 but he is not listed as a registered sex offender. Detectives believe there may be additional victims, so the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information regarding Augilera-Garcia to please call Detective Hagan at 503-316-6605.


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Salem Police Searching for Missing Elderly Woman Near Downtown-UPDATE-Missing Person Located
Salem Police Dept. - 07/06/16 4:38 PM
UPDATE: 07-06-16/4:35 pm

Joella Hartmann has been located safe and with a friend. The Salem Police Department would like to thank all who assisted in searching for her.

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The Salem Police Department is currently searching for 83-year old Joella Hartmann near downtown Salem.

Joella is a white female adult, 5'00" tall, 240 lbs, wearing a multi-colored shirt with flowers. She was last seen at the medical facility at 777 Commercial St SE at approximately 1:25 pm this afternoon.

Joella is suffering from dememtia as well as other medical problems and may be disoriented and confused.

A Child Is Missing has been activated, and anyone with information as to Joella's whereabouts is asked to call the Salem Police Department.
ODF NW and SW Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committees will meet July 13 in Springfield
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/06/16 4:24 PM
The Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committees will meet July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry Springfield office, located at 3150 Main St. in Springfield.

Regional Forest Practices Committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practices Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Members are qualified by education or experience in natural resource management. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practices Committees members must be private forest landowners, timber owners or authorized representatives who regularly engage in forest operations.
The committee's agenda includes:
Review the new riparian rule draft language
A summary of agency budget policy option packages
Planning Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year nominations and tour dates
A summary of topics that will be presented at the July 20 Board of Forestry meeting, including recommendations on bald eagle protections

Members of the public may attend the meeting and an opportunity for public comment will be provided. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427.

Oregon's forests are among one of the state's most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.

Find the meeting agenda and learn more about ODF's Regional Forest Practices Committees here.
Hiker Rescued from Marion Lake
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 3:21 PM
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports on July 5, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. members of Linn County Search and Rescue and Crook County Search and Rescue were conducting a follow up search in the Marion Lake area for Sanford Rice. They had just established a camp for the night on the northeast side of the lake when they were contacted by three hikers needing assistance. One of the hikers, Corianne Anita Rice-Heinke 47-year-old from Eugene, had a serious knee injury and needed assistance to get back to the trailhead. Rice-Heinke is the daughter of Sanford Rice.

Rice-Heinke was hiking on the northeast side of Marion Lake with two others when they encountered a large number of trees that had blown down over the trail they were hiking on. While making their way over the trees, Rice-Heinke injured her knee and was unable to continue hiking.

Additional Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue members along with the Linn County Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse responded to the area to assist with coordinating a rescue. Rice-Heinke was returned to the trailhead at 11:50 p.m.
Lebanon Resident Arrested for Rape and Sex Abuse (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 3:13 PM
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that on July 5, 2016, Detectives arrested Timothy Allen Tate, 22-year-old from Lebanon, for Rape I and Sex Abuse I. Two juvenile females reported that Mr. Tate sexually abused them. Both victims had known Mr. Tate prior to the incidents and had gone to his residence in Lebanon. The two females reported the assaults occurred at different times.

Mr. Tate was charged with Rape 1, Sodomy 1, Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, Sex Abuse 1 and Attempted Rape 1. He is being held at the Linn County Jail with a bail of $180.000.

If anyone has information on this investigation, they should contact Detective Mike Rossiter 541-917-6682.


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UPDATE - Motorcycle Rider Killed in Traffic Crash Late Saturday Night on 82nd Avenue (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 07/06/16 3:05 PM
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The motorcycle rider killed on Saturday night has been identified as 45-year-old Aaron Christopher Rufener of Southeast Portland.

The driver involved in the crash was 44-year-old Juan Jose Fernandez, also of Southeast Portland.

No charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

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On Saturday July 2, 2016, at 11:42 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Schiller Street. The caller reported that the crash involved a motorcycle rider and an SUV being driven on 82nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began treating the motorcycle rider, who was lying unresponsive in the roadway. Efforts to save the motorcycle rider were unsuccessful and he died at the scene. The rider has tentatively been identified as a 45-year-old man.

The driver of the SUV, a 44-year-old man, remained at the scene and was cooperative. Officers learned that the he was driving northbound on 82nd Avenue and was turning left into the Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant parking lot when the southbound motorcycle rider crashed into the passenger side rear of the SUV, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The motorcycle is a 2013 Harley Davidson.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Investigators gathered evidence at the scene and believe that the motorcycle rider's speed may have been a contributing factor to the crash.

The SUV driver did not display any signs of impairment and investigators found no evidence of distracted driving.

The names of the deceased and the SUV driver are not anticipated to be released until Monday.

The investigation is continuing and, once complete, will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208, david.enz@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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RESULTS-Sheriff's Deputies Provide Enhanced Holiday and Monthly Traffic Safety Patrols
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 3:00 PM
The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 60 impaired drivers in June. Of those 60, at least six were impaired with drugs. Sheriff's Deputies also issued 17 Minor in Possession of Alcohol/Marijuana (MIP) violations.

Also, over the 4th of July weekend reporting period, Sheriff's Deputies arrested an additional eight impaired drivers, one was drug related.

Many of these DUII arrests were made by Sheriff's Deputies working grant funded overtime provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with ODOT and NHTSA, will conduct enhanced high visibility DUII enforcement patrols throughout the entire month looking for impaired drivers. We encourage the public to enjoy their various celebrations responsibly.

If you're going to consume alcoholic beverages or recreational marijuana make sure to have a designated sober driver before the celebration begins. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds you to "drive sober or get pulled over."

The July DUII Safety Patrol results will be posted the beginning of August.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joins other metro agencies to celebrate the 30th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 2:55 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is collaborating with other metro area policing agencies to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The 30th Anniversary Torch Run will kick off Friday July 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Lake Oswego High School, Law enforcement runners will join Special Olympics Oregon athletes and coaches as they escort the LETR Torch to the finish for this leg of the Torch Run at Cook Park in Tigard, OR. Over 300 runners are expected to participate including several Multnomah County Special Olympics athletes and coaches in this leg of the Torch Run.

A barbecue will be held at Cook Park after the finish to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the LETR Torch Run presented by Plaid Pantry. Athletes and participating runners will also be available to speak with media.

Agencies with members participating and supporting this stage of the Torch run include the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, Milwaukie Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, ICE, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, FBI and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) represents a long-standing tradition within the Special Olympics family. During the week of July 7-12, several hundred law enforcement volunteers (Guardians of the Flame) and Special Olympics Oregon athletes relay the Flame of Hope to Summer State Games, their destination being the Games Ceremonies at Newberg High School Stadium.

The Torch Run culminates on Saturday July 9, 2016 LETR officials will convene for the final Torch procession. Led by more than 100 law enforcement officers; athletes and their coaches will parade into the Newberg High School stadium for Games Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. At the close of ceremonies, a torch bearer and Special Olympics Oregon athlete will escort the Torch around the stadium and light the cauldron.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in Wichita, Kansas, in 1981 when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. He conceived the idea of the Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement with Special Olympics and local communities by running the torch in intra-state relays that converge at Summer Games. Now a global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. In 2015 Oregon LETR raised over $600,000 for Special Olympics Oregon!!

MCSO would like to thank the following for their support of MCSO's participation in the anniversary leg of the Torch Run. These include the Skyland Pub, Aramark and the Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff's Association.

About Special Olympics Oregon:

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities, the largest disability population in the state, year-round through the organization's signature sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other life skills. They develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more info please visit www.soor.org.


Attached Media Files: Torch Run Course 2016 , Torch Run , LETR Torch
OHSU Partners welcomes chief financial officer (Photo)
Salem Health - 07/06/16 2:47 PM
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OHSU Partners has named Scott Johnson as the organization's new chief financial officer. Johnson is a versatile senior leader and finance professional with significant experience in the health care industry, including health care reform. He will begin his new role in September.

"OHSU Partners are excited to bring Scott Johnson on board as part of the executive management team," said Peter Rapp, OHSU Partners CEO. "Scott has demonstrated his ability to build and direct highly functioning and engaged teams. He also brings extensive experience in strategic, financial and health care reform planning."

"I'm eager to help OHSU Partners expand on its solid financial foundation," said Scott Johnson, CFO. "I look forward to working with the management team to improve this innovative and integrated health system."

Johnson succeeds Pam Vukovich, who, at the inception of OHSU Partners, agreed to serve in an interim role until a permanent CFO could be recruited. During her tenure she has developed the strategic financial vision for OHSU Partners, established the integrated financial systems for the partnership, formulated financial policy and advised the CEO on financial matters. Prior to joining OHSU Partners, Vukovich served as CFO, and interim president and CEO of Portland's Legacy Health System for more than 25 years.

Since September 2011, Johnson has served as chief financial officer for St. Luke's Hospital located near St. Louis, Missouri, where he created an internal health care reform workgroup, established a population health department, and negotiated a cardiovascular service line clinical affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic.

Johnson has experience in the Oregon health care market. From October 1999 to September 2011, he served as interim CFO and vice president of finance for Legacy Health in Portland, where he developed a 10-year strategic financial plan for bond rating improvement strategy. Johnson served as CFO for MedPartners, Inc. in Portland from January 1997 to October 1999, where he performed acquisition analysis and managed the integration of new clinic financial operations. From June 1992 to January 1997, Johnson was the director of accounting for Providence Health System in Portland, and the assistant administrator and director of finance for St. Catherine's Residence, Inc. in North Bend from September 1990 to June 1992.

Johnson's education and professional awards include an MBA in health care management from OHSU in 2013, plus a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from Portland State University in 1983. Johnson is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and received the St. Louis Business Journal's 2015 Healthcare CFO of the Year Award. He was also included on Becker Healthcare Review's 2015 list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.

About OHSU PARTNERS

OHSU Partners was established through the November 2015 affiliation between OHSU and Salem Health, and most recently Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro. OHSU Partners will develop the necessary strategic and financial plans to manage clinical services as an integrated system. A small management team operates OHSU Partners, including a site executive for each partner organization. OHSU Partners strives to recruit other health care organizations in the future.


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Summer Fun in Full Swing - Celebrate and #DriveSober
Portland Police Bureau - 07/06/16 1:32 PM
In June 2016, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 22 impaired drivers, utilizing additional funds supplied with a grant from Oregon Impact.

With Summer in full swing, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.

Additional DUII enforcement units will be added during the month of July to ensure community safety, and to prevent needless tragedies.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public that drug-impaired driving is just as dangerous, and illegal, as alcohol-impaired driving.

- Use a designated driver.
- Call a taxi or ride-sharing company
- If you drink alcohol or smoke marijuana, do it responsibly.
- Remember, buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Community members can support zero tolerance for impaired driving by immediately reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash Arrested and Charged with Manslaughter (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 1:30 PM
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July 6, 2016--The driver of the Honda was arrested and charged with several crimes following last night's crash that killed his passenger.

On July 5, 2016, at the conclusion of the investigation, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kevin Sumlin after he was released from the hospital. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with Second Degree Manslaughter, DUII and Reckless Driving. He is held on $250,000 bail.

Original Release below:
Beaverton Man Dies in Crash

July 5, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. The driver received minor injuries and the passenger did not survive the crash.

On July 5, 2016 at 8:16 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Roy Rogers Road, north of SW Scholls Sherwood Road, concerning a single vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2004 Honda Accord heavily damaged on its top on the northbound shoulder of SW Roy Rogers Road. Sheriff's Deputies determined the Honda was travelling south on SW Roy Rogers Road at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve, hit the ditch and rolled onto its top.

Sheriff's Deputies found Kevin Sumlin, 24, from Oroville California, was driving the Honda. His passenger, Miles McCullough 27, from Beaverton was the passenger. Kevin Sumlin was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Miles McCullough was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with this crash. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstructive Team responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Investigators believe alcohol and excessive speed contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney.


Attached Media Files: PDF Version with Photo , Kevin Sumlin Arrested , Crashed Honda
Suspect Robs Bar on Foster Road - Leaves Empty Handed
Portland Police Bureau - 07/06/16 12:55 PM
On Wednesday July 6, 2016, at 2:13 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at Red's Bar & Grill, located at 7025 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect entered he bar, armed with a handgun, and demanded that everyone inside put their hands up. When the suspect realized there was nobody behind the bar at the time, he ran out of the bar and left without getting anything.

Officers checked the the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, 5'10" - 6'00" tall, skinny build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a bandana over his face, blue jeans, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery detectives at 503-823-0405.

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Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater System Master Plan Updates
City of Sherwood - 07/06/16 11:48 AM
The City of Sherwood Sanitary Sewer Master Plan update and Stormwater System Master Plan update, will be presented at a joint City Planning Commission work session and Public Open House, on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the City Council chamber. The presentation will provide information on the individual master plan updates, including existing systems capacities and deficiencies, and proposed system capital improvement projects. For more information on the Sanitary Sewer Master Plan Update or the Stormwater System Master Plan Update, please contact Bob Galati P.E., City Engineer at 503-925-2303 or galatib@sherwoodoregon.gov
Bringing public health protections to every Oregon community: first step in modernizing Oregon's public health system
Oregon Health Authority - 07/06/16 11:36 AM
July 6, 2016

Now that 95 percent of Oregonians have health insurance, the next step in health system transformation is to ensure all Oregon communities have basic public health protections. From Cascadia earthquake preparedness to Zika outbreak containment, public health plays a key role in protecting people in Oregon.

An assessment of public health programs in Oregon found that one-third of communities----or more than one million Oregonians----have limited or minimal access to essential public health programs. The 2016 assessment was required under House Bill 3100, sponsored by Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), chairman of the House Health Care Committee.

Today legislators, community partners, local public health officials and the Oregon Health Authority met to discuss this gap in Oregon's public health programs and how best to address it.

"We know that 80 percent of what shapes our health happens outside of the doctor's office," Representative Greenlick said at today's briefing. "Because of this, a modern public health system should protect and help every person in Oregon thrive whether they live in downtown Portland, Enterprise or Coos Bay."

"Across Oregon, counties and community leaders are working hard to protect and promote public health," said Lynne Saxton, Director of the Oregon Health Authority. "Yet today's patchwork of grants and other investments has left gaps in our public health infrastructure. We want to make sure every Oregon community can depend on receiving the same essential public health protections."

Zeke Smith, chairman of the Oregon Health Policy Board, described the importance of investing in a modern public health system.

"Oregon consistently ranks in the bottom half of states in its per capita investment in public health, well below neighbor states like Idaho and Washington," Smith said. For context, Idaho invests $94.70 per capita in public health. Oregon spends $26.60.

"It is time to move beyond health care and into a place where we are really investing in healthy systems and healthy people," Smith said. "Our work toward public health modernization is critical for that shift."

Priorities for a modern health system: charting a blueprint for equity and efficiency

Based on the findings from the public health modernization assessment, the Public Health Advisory Board has recommended the following priorities for the 2017-2019 biennium:

-- Communicable diseases. Detect and respond to traditional and emerging infectious disease.

-- Environmental health. Limit environmental risks to human health.

-- Emergency preparedness. Prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other catastrophic events.

-- Health equity. Ensure that every state and local public health authority has the capacity to engage communities that experience an excess burden of disease.

-- Population health data. Ensure that every state and local public health authority has access to timely, accurate and meaningful data needed to understand the health of the community.

-- Public health modernization planning. Support state and local public health authorities to build an equitable and efficient public health system while developing a workforce equipped to fulfill future needs.

The Public Health Advisory Board recommends an initial investment of $30 million for the 2017-2019 biennium.

For more information, visit the board's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/modernization.

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OHA launches Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign
Oregon Health Authority - 07/06/16 11:30 AM
July 6, 2016

Evidence-based campaign rolls out first in Portland area, Jackson and Josephine counties before evaluation and possible statewide expansion

PORTLAND -- The Oregon Health Authority today at Oaks Park announced the launch of a youth marijuana use prevention campaign. The campaign's goal is to prevent or delay the initiation of marijuana use among Oregon's 12- to 20-year-old population.

After the legalization and ongoing rollout of recreational marijuana, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4014 and SB 1597, which provide OHA with $3.97 million to develop, pilot and evaluate a youth marijuana use prevention campaign in a rural and an urban area of the state. Legislative intent guided OHA in choosing the Portland metro area (Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties) and Southern Oregon (Josephine and Jackson counties) as the locations for this pilot campaign.

OHA developed the campaign, named "Stay True to You," using extensive audience research and focus groups. Twenty-eight focus groups were conducted in Portland, Bend, Medford and Pendleton featuring 260 youth and young adults between 14 and 20 years old. Participants from the African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, white, American Indian/Alaskan native and Latino communities were included. DHM Research (Davis, Hibbitts, & Midghall, Inc.), contracted by OHA to facilitate all focus groups, conducted groups in English and Spanish between October 2015 and March 2016.

"Young people in our focus groups related to the idea that being a teenager is hard," said Kati Moseley, OHA policy specialist. "Young people recognize that marijuana has the potential to affect their present and their future. We used this insight to develop an approach that speaks to youth on many levels."

As a result of this research, the campaign includes:

-- Thought-provoking testimonials from adults who had experience with marijuana as youth and young adults. (In focus groups, one request was heard more than any other: participants wanted to hear from people who had used marijuana and could talk about their experiences. This campaign includes testimonials from people telling their real stories about using marijuana in the past.)

-- Messaging that informs the audience that younger kids and teens who see their older sisters, brothers and role models using marijuana may be more at risk of using it, too.

-- Facts on brain development and marijuana's effects on learning that are based on reviews of the current science by OHA's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee.

-- A Q&A component for youth who have questions.

A sample of the campaign materials can be found at https://www.staytruetoyou.org/materials. The password is 12345.

"Our focus group research showed youth and young adults yearn for more information on the effects of marijuana use," Moseley said. "Though research into marijuana isn't as extensive as that on alcohol or tobacco, there is sufficient evidence that marijuana use can have a significant effect on developing brains."

According to OHA's 2016 report, Marijuana use, attitudes and health effects in Oregon, which can be found at https://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/marijuana/Documents/oha-8509-marijuana-report.pdf, about half (51 percent) of Oregon adults had seen marijuana products or store advertising in their community in the past month, but fewer than one-third (29 percent) had seen information about the health effects of using marijuana.

OHA's role in marijuana legalization is to educate the public about the health issues related to marijuana use; prevent youth marijuana use; and monitor marijuana use, attitudes and health effects.

The campaign will advertise across a variety of media, but the bulk of advertising will take place on digital and streaming video to most effectively reach the youth audience. Other campaign elements include mall and movie theater ads, a social media presence (#StayTrueOregon), a website (StayTrueToYou.org), radio advertising, and promotions and outreach to organizations around Portland and Southern Oregon where youth gather.

Secondary audiences include parents, teachers and school administrators. OHA will reach this secondary audience with a fall campaign in English and Spanish.

RMC Research will evaluate the effectiveness of this campaign twice, with a mid-point evaluation in November 2016 and a final evaluation in May 2017. OHA will provide two reports to the Legislature: one in January 2017, and the final report by June 30, 2017.

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Portland Parks & Recreation completes preliminary review of Multnomah Arts Center lead in water testing history
Portland Parks & Recreation - 07/06/16 11:13 AM
A brief media availability with Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté (uh-BAH-tay) will be held this afternoon:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
3:30-3:45pm
At Portland Parks & Recreation's 13th floor office lobby in the Portland Building (1120 SW 5th Avenue, 13th floor).

Director Abbaté will be available for a short time to provide the information contained in this press release and to answer questions about his remarks.


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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-14 - Newberg Robbery (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 07/06/16 11:00 AM
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The Newberg-Dundee Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve an armed robbery at a Newberg convenience store.

On May 26, 2016, at 10:20 a.m., Newberg-Dundee Police Department officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store, located at 3101 Portland Road in Newberg.

Officers learned that the suspect approached the counter and asked the employee for some tobacco products, then implied that he had a gun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and walked out of the area.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6' tall, 230 to 260 pounds, blue eyes, a blonde goatee, wearing a brown hooded jacket and blue jeans.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released publicly to aid in the investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app for the iPhone or Droid.

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Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Robbing Coffee Shop
Corvallis Police - 07/06/16 10:51 AM
On July 5, 2016, at 6:12 am Corvallis Police Department officers responded to Coffee Culture at 363 SW Jefferson Ave for a report of a robbery. An employee from the coffee shop called to report a man came into the shop, then asked the employee if there was money in the cash register. The male made movements toward his pockets and waistband making the employee feel that he was armed. The employee, feeling as if they would be harmed, handed the money from the register to the suspect who then left on foot.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and found the male suspect, identified as Homer K. Horner of Corvallis, walking down the sidewalk nearby. He was taken into custody, at which point a hatchet was found in his waistband. Horner was positively identified by the employee and was in possession of $117 in cash. He also was found in possession of methamphetamine upon arrest.

Horner was charged with Robbery II, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Interfering with a Peace Officer. He was lodged at the Benton County Correctional Facility on $137,500 bail.

Below is a link to Horner's booking photo:
https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1600001111
Southwest Portland Adult Video Store Robbed for Second Time in Two Days
Portland Police Bureau - 07/06/16 10:19 AM
On Wednesday July 6, 2016, at 5:39 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Fantasy Adult Video Store, located at 6440 Southwest Coronado Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, the suspect left the store without incident.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, 5'5" tall, thin build, dark curly hair, wearing dark clothing.

The store was also robbed on July 5, 2016, at approximately 5:14 a.m. It is not known if the same suspect was involved in both robberies.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Robbery Detectives at 503-823-0405.

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DOC seeking to hire 13 Registered Nurses (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 07/06/16 10:11 AM
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The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) is hiring Registered Nurses at four locations throughout the state:
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville (two openings)
Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras (one opening)
Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem (six openings)
Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla (four openings)

Correctional nurses play a crucial role in promoting wellness, managing treatment plans, and advocating for patients. They are part of a team of 4,500 staff members who are integral in promoting accountability and public safety. In addition to excellent benefits, DOC provides many opportunities for job rotations, promotion, and continuing professional development. Department nurses receive a 4.75 percent pay differential if they possess a bachelor's degree in nursing or a 9.5 percent differential if they hold a master's degree. These positions may be eligible for Police & Fire benefits through PERS, as defined by statute.

To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess a current Registered Nurse license issued by the Oregon Board of Nursing or have the ability to obtain a license by the date of appointment. Positions are full-time, part-time, temporary, limited-duration, and float-pool (irregular part-time to fill scheduled or unscheduled vacancies).

The DOC Health Services Unit is responsible for providing health care to over 14,600 adults in custody in 14 prisons across the state. It employs a full suite of certified medical practitioners including doctors, nurses, dentists, and mental health professionals. The department is dedicated to delivering professional, quality health care -- consistent with community standards -- to inmates during their incarceration. DOC focuses on providing necessary services for improving the health and well-being of those in its custody.

Applicants can view the full job description and apply online at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1328798/institution-registered-nurse

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Sheriff's Office Booth to Host Galvatron From the Movie Transformers (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 9:48 AM
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Thursday marks the opening of the Marion County Fair, as always the Sheriff's Office will be hosting a booth in the Real Heroes section located next to the green gate behind Columbia Hall. From 10 am until 6 pm, stop by our booth, sit in a car, visit with deputies and of course grab some stickers.

Special events to watch for at the Sheriff's Office booth:

July 7th, 8th, and 9th at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. swing by and meet our MCSO K9's and watch them in action!

Sunday July 10th 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., (Family Fun Day) Come by the MCSO booth to see Galvatron from the movie Transformers, this is the actual semi truck used in the making of Transformers Age Of Extinction!

We hope to see you there!


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Share the thrill of the catch
Pacific Power - 07/06/16 9:06 AM
MEDIA ADVISORY

Share the thrill of the catch
Special needs kids land big fish and big fun

Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Merwin Fish Hatchery
10 miles (15 minutes) east of Woodland, Wash.


OPPORTUNITY:
More than 200 children from Greater Portland area hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, dozens of good-hearted volunteers and two ponds teeming with more than 3,000 fish.

Fun is guaranteed when the Merwin Fish Hatchery opens its wheelchair-accessible ponds Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to kids for the 18th annual Special Kids Fishing Day.

Great visuals, excellent camera access, high activity level, children, families, compelling and compassionate stories

Sponsored by Pacific Power and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the event brings young patients from Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, Kaiser Kids and other rehabilitation facilities -- many in wheelchairs with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, cancer or other illnesses -- to the hatchery.

About 60 Pacific Power employees are volunteering throughout the day to help make it a success and support the hospitals that provide these kids with the special care they need year round.

Fish hatchery operators work year-round to cultivate fish especially for this event. The fish range in size from one to nine pounds. Dozens of local businesses donate food, beverages and prizes, with sponsors and Woodland community members providing volunteer support. Organizations include:

DeVaux Pump and Motor Co.
District 1 Firefighters
Excavator Rental Services
Fish First
Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit
Pacific Power
Southwest Washington Anglers
Swift Community Action Team
Vancouver Wildlife League
WDFW
Bob's Sporting Goods
Corwin Beverages
Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor
Hi-School Pharmacy
Koldkist

GETTING THERE:
Take I-5 to the Woodland/Cougar exit. Go east on Highway 503 for 10 miles. Turn right at the Merwin Dam/Pacific Power sign. Go one-half mile down the hill and follow the signs.

For more information, contact Tom Gauntt at 503-813-7291. Calling ahead is good, but not required. Media can check in at the registration booth and you'll be directed to someone who can show you around. Post your tweets at #MerwinKids.
Marine Board Approves Boating Facility Grants
Oregon Marine Board - 07/06/16 8:30 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board approved four, boating facility grants during their quarterly Board meeting held on June 28, in The Dalles.

The City of St. Helens applied for a grant to replace the 20 year old gangway at the North Sand Island Marine Park. The old gangway connecting the outer docks to the inner docks was damaged, with cracked and splitting hinges, warped barrels, and broken brackets. The Board approved $20,407 in state boater funds, combined with $20,284 in federal Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) funds to match $13,400 of applicant cash and $3,800 administration, labor and equipment for a project total of $57,891. The new aluminum gangway will have a lifespan of 20-25 years.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) applied for a grant to expand Buena Vista Park. ODFW, Polk County, and OSMB staff have been in discussions for several years on improving the boat ramp and docks at Buena Vista Park. The Board approved $72,500 in state boater funds to match $217,500 in federal Sport Fish Restoration funds from ODFW for a total of $290,000. This grant opens the door to pursue permitting for the future boat ramp and dock replacement.

Linn County Parks and Recreation applied for a grant to conduct a hydrological analysis for future replacement of the Buell Miller boat ramp and Stayton Bridge boat ramp after they were severely damaged during the December, 2015 storms. The final hydrologic report will provide valuable technical guidance to complete the boat ramp design with the best long term solution on the alignment and placement. The Board approved $37,500 in state boater funds to match $12,500 cash and $1,050 for administration to complete the hydrologic analysis of the Stayton Bridge and Buell Miller Landing for a total project cost of $51,050.

The City of Oregon City applied for a grant to complete short-term repairs to the Clackamette Park boat ramp. This facility was severely damaged in a high water event in 2013 that caused the boat ramp's concrete planks to heave and separate and sustain severe undermining. The facility was closed for boaters' safety. Completing the temporary short term repairs will allow the boat ramp to re-open while the City pursues building a permanent boat ramp in a new location approximately 350 feet downstream. The Board approved $135,453.80 in state boater funds to match $41,944.60 cash and $876 in pre-agreement permitting fees to complete the short-term ramp repairs for a project total of $178,274.40. The repairs to the boat ramp are anticipated to begin in mid-July and completed by the end of August.

To review the agency staff report with more information about each grant application, go to: http://bit.ly/29yo1Ki.

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Oregon Youth Marijuana Use Prevention pilot campaign media event today
Oregon Health Authority - 07/06/16 8:23 AM
EDITORS: Video, radio, digital, social media messages will launch July 11 and a broad selection will be available for a media preview at an event today, July 6.

July 6, 2016

What: Media are invited to Oaks Amusement Park for a preview of the Oregon Health Authority's youth marijuana use prevention pilot campaign.

When: 11:30 a.m. TODAY, Wednesday, July 6

Where: Historic Dance Pavilion, Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland

Who:
-- Lynne Saxton, director, Oregon Health Authority
-- Kati Moseley, policy specialist, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section, OHA Public Health Division
-- Katrina Hedberg, state health officer and epidemiologist, OHA Public Health Division

Visuals:
-- Previews of the campaign, including downloadable videos for distribution
-- Examples of posters, digital ads and other printed materials
-- Experts from OHA will be available for interviews

Background: Earlier this year, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4014 and SB 1597, providing the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division with $3.97 million to develop, pilot and evaluate a youth marijuana use prevention campaign. The Legislature directed OHA to conduct the pilot in an urban and a rural area of the state. Legislative intent guided OHA in choosing the Portland metro area (Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties) and southern Oregon (Josephine and Jackson counties) as the locations for this media campaign.

This campaign is an attempt to increase awareness among those younger than 21 about how recreational marijuana use might affect their health and their life, now and in the future.

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Linn County Sheriff's Office Dog Fest 2016
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 8:20 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce the third annual Linn County Sheriff's Office Dog Fest. The event will be held July 30, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Linn County Animal Shelter, located at 3008 Ferry St SW, Albany.

We will be offering license amnesty on all non-enforced late fees, half price adoptions, $15.00 microchip clinic and a dog wash. The Oregon Mobile Veterinary Services will be offering a low cost vaccine clinic, as well as other veterinary services. There will be a dog contest and a treasure hunt for kids 12 and under (prizes awarded).

We will provide a barbeque with drinks and music. Numerous other vendors will have booths set up as well. Raffle prizes will be awarded along with a one year supply of dog food (12 bags), and free T-shirts will be given to the first 50 raffle entries. The shelter is also sponsoring a pet food give-away. K-9 demonstrations will be given by Albany Police Department and Linn County Sheriff's Office.

We would like to thank all our sponsors and donors for their support.

Fun for the entire family!!
Fatal Traffic Crash Siletz, Oregon
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 07/06/16 12:46 AM
On July 4, 2016 at approximately 1:30pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle traffic crash in the 400 block of Wade Road, Siletz, Oregon. Upon arrival, deputies learned the driver of the vehicle, 53 year old Jack Alan Kahn, of Siletz, was driving his 2002 Ford F150 pickup eastbound on Wade Road when he left the roadway, driving off the south shoulder, causing his vehicle to fall approximately 45 feet down the embankment. It was also determined that Mr. Kahn was the only occupant of the vehicle and he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident. Mr. Kahn was ejected from the vehicle which rolled over the top of him. Mr. Kahn was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigation determined medical conditions are believed to be contributing factors of the traffic crash. Siletz Fire and Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance assisted in the investigation.

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Prepared By:

Rene Lopez
Deputy Sheriff
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Division
225 W Olive St. Rm. 203
Newport, Oregon 97365
RLopez@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4277 Office
Tue. 07/05/16
Beaverton Man Dies in Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/05/16 11:09 PM
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July 5, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. The driver received minor injuries and the passenger did not survive the crash.

On July 5, 2016 at 8:16 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Roy Rogers Road, north of SW Scholls Sherwood Road, concerning a single vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2004 Honda Accord heavily damaged on its top on the northbound shoulder of SW Roy Rogers Road. Sheriff's Deputies determined the Honda was travelling south on SW Roy Rogers Road at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve, hit the ditch and rolled onto its top.

Sheriff's Deputies found Kevin Sumlin, 24, from Oroville California, was driving the Honda. His passenger, Miles McCullough 27, from Beaverton was the passenger. Kevin Sumlin was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Miles McCullough was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with this crash. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstructive Team responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Investigators believe alcohol and excessive speed contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney.


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Bicycle recovered before it's reported stolen
West Linn Police Dept. - 07/05/16 10:30 PM
On the 4th of July, West Linn resident Amy Ward flagged down WLPD Sergeant Oddis Rollins, reporting she had just had an encounter with what appeared to be an intoxicated transient asking for directions to Safeway, on Willamette Drive near Walling Way. Ms. Ward went on to say that a short time later, she saw the same man, who now had what looked like a new, expensive mountain bike that he didn't have earlier.

Sgt. Rollins, suspecting that the bike may be stolen, put out a broadcast on the radio and began looking for the man. Moments later, Officers Larry Redler and Peter Seaberg found the man, 31 year old Axel Max HANSON, near Wal Mart, riding a new Trek Mountain bike valued at $900. Mr. Hanson, a transient, made up a story about borrowing the bike from his brother, refusing to provide the brother's name.

Sgt. Rollins seized the bike believing it to be stolen, but not knowing who the victim was, released Hanson after identifying him. The next day, Detective Tony Poitras di some research with the bike's manufacturer and discovered it was actually owned by long time West Linn business owner, Will Earhart, better known as Sourdough Willy.

The bike was returned to it's rightful owner, and a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Hanson is being sought. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Mr. Hanson, they are urged to contact the West Linn Police.
3 Car MVC with Car Fire on SR503 (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 07/05/16 7:47 PM
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Fire District 3 responded to a 3 car motor vehicle accident on State Route 503 just North of 149th Street at 5:40pm today. On arrival, one vehicle was fully involved in flames. A Clark County Sheriffs Deputy was first on scene, he and bystanders pulled the trapped, single occupant out of the burning car before it came completely involved in flames. There were a total of 3 patients, two were transported to local hospital for treatment by American Medical Response. Washington State Patrol, along with the Clark County Sheriffs office is conducting the investigation.


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Deputies resolve standoff with suicidal man
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/05/16 5:53 PM
On 07-05-16 at about 2:45 pm, deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a man in the area of 18080 SE Mcloughlin Blvd. who was threatening to kill himself or someone else. This location is a small strip mall in unincorporated Clackamas County, with active businesses and pedestrian traffic.

The first deputy arrived and located the man, later identified as 33 year old Buck Sleight of Gladstone, OR. Mr. Sleight was armed with a knife and standing among several people. Additional resources responded, including officers from Gladstone Police, the Oregon State Police and Transit Police.

Deputies worked to separate Mr. Sleight from any potential victims and engage him in conversation. Mr. Sleight refused to drop his knife and cooperate with deputies. Nearby businesses and traffic in the vicinity were disrupted for over an hour, due to the standoff that ensued.

Members of the Clackamas County Hostage Negotiation Team, as well as mental health professionals from the Behavioral Health Unit embedded within the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to assist with negotiations.

Thanks to the efforts of all involved, Mr. Sleight eventually threw down his knife, and surrendered to authorities. Mr. Sleight was transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Dream Bed Donates 100 Brand New Mattresses to Local Furniture Bank Community Warehouse (Photo)
Community Warehouse - 07/05/16 5:13 PM
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Every week, more than 50 local families and individuals arrive at Community Warehouse in need of basic household goods and furnishings for their empty, or near empty, homes. Often, the very first items on their list are mattresses. For most of these families and children, a good night's sleep is invaluable.

On Wednesday, July 6 at 9am, Dream Bed will deliver 100 brand new mattresses to Community Warehouse as a part of their "Buy A Dream. Give a Dream" program. They will be displayed on the Warehouse floor, ready to greet families who will arrive at 10am for their appointments.

In October 2015, Dream Bed started this project to service communities across the country. For every Dream Bed purchased, a brand new mattress is given to someone in need. Over the past nine months, Dream Bed has hosted large donation events in Los Angeles, Chicago, Minnesota, Austin, and Seattle with more events planned for the future.

Dream Bed representative Meghan Renken explains, "The donated mattresses are designed to fit the need of the shelters, foster agencies and warehouses that receive them. The goal of this project is to provide people in need with a clean, comfortable and healthy sleep space."

Erik Heise, Program Director at Community Warehouse shares his appreciation: "This event is incredibly significant. Mattresses are always one of our most needed items -- they come and go rapidly as we connect over 85 donated mattresses to our neighbors in need every week. Having brand new, comfortable twin-sized beds is truly life-changing, especially for the children we serve."

Community Warehouse is this region's only full-service furniture bank that provides essential household furnishings to over neighbors in need. Through partnerships with social service agencies, public schools, churches, and hospitals, the Warehouse helps creates homes for over 7,000 people in our community each year. Together, we put USED GOODS TO GOOD USE.


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Statement from Chief Mike Marshman Regarding 2006 Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 07/05/16 5:06 PM
Last week I was contacted by members of the media regarding a 2006 investigation into allegations that I'd had a physical confrontation with my former stepson. The allegations were investigated and presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, which declined to prosecute and the Internal Affairs Division investigation found the allegations to be unproven. As a result, I considered the matter personally closed. It was an unfortunate incident that occurred more than a decade ago and one that I wish had never happened.

In reading the investigative reports for the first time this weekend, I was reminded of and felt sadness over a failed relationship. It was a volatile situation and I grabbed my stepson and shoved him up against the wall. I realize that this encounter was not my finest hour as a parent and is a moment that I regret.

This is a time where the members of the community as well as the members of the Portland Police Bureau have lost faith in its leaders. As such, I have directed the Bureau to release the investigative files on the allegations made in 2006, along with my personnel file. I hope that by releasing this information and talking about it, it will demonstrate that my commitment for the Bureau to be transparent and accountable starts with me.

Investigative Files: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/582809

Personnel File: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/582811

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UPDATE #2 - Traffic Alert: Steel Bridge lower deck bike/pedestrian path REOPENED after earlier electrical problem
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 07/05/16 4:56 PM
UPDATE (4:45 p.m. July 5, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck has been reopened sooner than expected for people walking and biking, after PBOT crews resolved an earlier electrical problem with the bridge gates.

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UPDATE (July 5, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck will remain closed through the Wednesday morning commute, as crews continue to troubleshoot an electrical problem with the bridge gates. People biking or walking in the area are advised to use alternate routes.

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(July 4, 2016) -- The Steel Bridge's lower deck bike/pedestrian path is closed until further notice because of an electrical problem. PBOT crews are hoping to fix the problem and reopen the lower deck on Tuesday.

Since the lower deck of the Steel Bridge was opened in 2001, it has become a popular route for people biking and walking.

People biking or walking in the waterfront area today are advised to use one of the other Willamette River bridges downtown. Alternate routes include the Broadway, Burnside and Morrison bridges. The narrower sidewalk on the Steel Bridge's upper deck also remains accessible, though travelers should use caution and expect congestion on the upper deck sidewalks.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Investigating Overturned Semi-Truck Accident on Corbett Hill Rd (Photos) (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/05/16 4:54 PM
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a single vehicle accident involving an overturned semi-truck on its side in the area of 2600 NE Corbett Hill Road in Troutdale. The driver of the truck was extracted by medical personnel and taken via life flight to a Portland area hospital with unknown injuries. Corbett Hill Road is closed in both directions, and is anticipated to be closed for at least the next couple hours. Commuters should use alternative routes to avoid delays.

The truck was not carrying hazardous materials and no spills are present at this time. Pictures are attached, no further details regarding the cause of the accident are available at this time.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Marion County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/05/16 4:51 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, July 5, at approximately 2 p.m., in the 800 block of Faymar Drive in Keizer, OR. The fire affected three adults and four pets. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Salem Police Searching for Suspect in Brown Minto Island Park-Suspect identified and charges (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 07/05/16 4:21 PM
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Salem Police have arrested a suspect after he pointed a firearm at another person, led police on a chase in a vehicle that was stolen from a burglary, later broke into a premises, stole a canoe and ultimately hid in heavy brush in Brown Minto Island Park.

Salem Police officers were called to the 2800 block of Lancaster Dr NE this morning shortly after 7:30 on a report that a landscaper caught a subject apparently trying to break into his equipment trailer. When the landscaper confronted the suspect, the suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The suspect then fled in a red pickup truck. Officers were in the area quickly and eventually located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in a nearby parking lot. As officers were making contact with the driver of the vehicle, he drove off and fled as officers were being informed by dispatch that the truck had been stolen in a burglary in Marion County last night. The officers pursued the suspect for a short time but terminated the pursuit due to the dangerous driving of the suspect.

Shortly after 8:30 am, officers were called to the Willamette Queen sternwheeler boat docked at the Salem Riverfront Park. Employees reported that a suspect had broken into their locked gate and had stolen a canoe from the dock area. The suspect paddled in a southerly direction towards Brown Minto Island park, abandoning the canoe and fleeing on foot into the heavily wooded and brushy park. With the assistance of the Salem Fire Department, officers were able to quickly contain the area, and SWAT was activated. Officers also found the red pickup truck that the suspect had been driving in the parking lot of Riverfront Park, and a firearm was found in the vehicle.

Salem Police canines were also deployed to assist in the search, and the suspect was located several hours later by the canines as he hid in very thick berry vines. He failed to comply with the commands of the officers and sustained dog bites as he was being taken into custody.

The suspect has been identified as 46-year old Michael James Stanley. He is being charged with Menacing, Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the Second Degree, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Theft in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and Reckless Driving. These charges do not include any possible charges that may be connected with the burglary in Marion County.

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Lt Okada will be avaIlable to media at the Salem Riverfront Park, north parking lot near the Willamette Queen stern wheeler boat parking.

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UPDATE: 08/05/16 at 1256
The suspect in the Minto Brown Island Park search has been apprehended. Access to the park will be granted soon. Further details to follow.

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UPDATE: 07-05-16/12:35 pm


The Salem Police Department is releasing a photo of the suspect that is currently being searched for at Brown Minto Island Park. This suspect is being sought in connection with at least one count of Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and Burglary. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by other than law enforcement.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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UPDATE: 07-05-16/12:10 PM

The Salem Police Department is continuing to search Minto Brown Island Park for a possibly armed suspect. SWAT is on scene and is actively searching.
There is no further information to release at this time. Media can stage at the Riverfront Park carousel parking area.
Updated information will be released as it becomes available.
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The Salem Police Department is currently searching for a possibly armed suspect at Minto Brown Island Park. Please avoid the area.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.


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Bad Driver; Bad Burglar
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/05/16 4:13 PM
Longview, WA - Cowlitz County Sheriff's Sergeant Jeremy Tonissen was in on his second burglary arrest before noon today.

Early this morning, Sergeant Tonissen had assisted K-9 Fritz in the arrest of a burglar on Sequoia Rd. At nearly 11 a.m. today he was dispatched to a report of a single vehicle collision in the 1000 block of Coal Creek Rd. A vehicle was reported to have gone through a ditch and struck an embankment. The vehicle, a 1989 Nissan pickup, was left abandoned at the scene.

While deputies were on their way to the collision, Coal Creek resident Evelyn Plant noticed a rear door ajar to her home and a soda bottle sitting on the counter next to her sink. Suddenly, a male walked up the stairs from her basement. She yelled at him to get out and he did. He told her that he was talking to his mother on his cell phone and he was looking at Facebook when he wrecked his truck. He asked her to not call police and give him a ride to the bus station.

When Sgt. Tonissen arrived in the area he observed the suspect, later identified as 37 year old Christopher Burton of Seattle, walking on Coal Creek. When Sgt. Tonissen began to question him, he denied knowing about the wreck and then attempted to flee, throwing his identification into the ditch as he ran. Assisted by Deputy Jason Hammer, Sgt. Tonissen took chase and told Burton that if he didn't stop he would be Tased. Burton stopped and surrendered.

During the search of Burton, a unique, large bone handled knife was found in his waistband. The knife turned out to have been stolen from Ms. Plant's home.

Burton was booked in the county jail in lieu of bail.
Oregon CAP Assists In Search For Missing Aircraft. (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 07/05/16 3:28 PM
Two specially equipped Cessna C-182 search aircraft from the Oregon Civil Air Patrol participate in the search for an aircraft with three persons on board that was reported missing on a flight from Brookings, Oregon to Grants Pass early Tuesday morning.
Two specially equipped Cessna C-182 search aircraft from the Oregon Civil Air Patrol participate in the search for an aircraft with three persons on board that was reported missing on a flight from Brookings, Oregon to Grants Pass early Tuesday morning.
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The Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, at the request of the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and Oregon Emergency Management, has been participating in a search for a light single engine aircraft reported overdue on a flight from Brookings to Grants Pass since early this morning July 5th. The CAP provided two specially equipped Cessna C-182 search aircraft with three person crews plus base operations staff.
Active air search operations by the CAP was concluded at 3:00 PM this afternoon.

The aircraft, with three persons on board, was reported missing by concerned family members when it failed to arrive at Grants Pass airport as expected.

Updates will be provided as available by local
County Sheriff search and rescue which is the lead agency for the search.


Attached Media Files: Two specially equipped Cessna C-182 search aircraft from the Oregon Civil Air Patrol participate in the search for an aircraft with three persons on board that was reported missing on a flight from Brookings, Oregon to Grants Pass early Tuesday morning.
Gresham Arts Festival celebrates creativity and will smash Guinness World Record on July 16
City of Gresham - 07/05/16 3:27 PM
GRESHAM, OR. -- More than 140 artists, live music, free family fun and another Guinness World Record event--it's all happening on Saturday, July 16 at the 15th annual Gresham Arts Festival in historic downtown.

The Gresham Arts Festival draws thousands from around the region each year to the charming downtown streets to meet, browse and shop from a carefully curated crop of Northwest artists and artisans, ranging from painters, potters and sculptors to woodworkers, photographers, jewelers and more.

The Gresham community and festival visitors will also come together to smash a new Guinness World Record following last year's successful Chalk of Fame. Families, businesses, community groups and visitors will paint 14,400 wooden blocks to form a beautiful mosaic designed by local artist Guy Edwards with Brainjar Media. The "Block of Fame" design remains a secret until the event, but is Gresham-specific. No one else in the world has attempted this record, and when we break it, Gresham will hold the first and only Guinness World Record for the largest painted wooden block mosaic. Everyone is welcome to help break the record and paint a set (or more) of 25 wooden blocks. Drop in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Arts Plaza on Third Street between Hood and Kelly Avenues, or reserve your blocks online at www.GreshamOregon.gov/ArtsFestival. A measurement ceremony and celebration will be held at 4 p.m.

"I love seeing the community come together to celebrate creativity at the Arts Festival," Mayor Shane Bemis said. "I invite everyone to join us in smashing another Guinness World Record and enjoying the arts in our thriving historic downtown."

The free, family friendly Gresham Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and in addition to more than 140 artist booths and a dozen musical acts, the Kids' Village will set up shop at the Arts Plaza. Cool off in the Children's Fountain, unleash your inner snowboarder, be a martial arts master and break some boards, and enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, snow cones, a dunk tank and more.

More than 100 shops and eateries will throw their doors open for visitors to browse and dine. The Gresham Farmers' Market will offer fresh produce and adds to the festivities.

Parking is available at nine City-owned lots in and around downtown. Free bicycle parking is available at Powell Blvd. and Main Avenue, courtesy of Ride-East Multnomah Cycling Hub. Bring your bike lock, and we'll take care of the rest. Public transportation is also available via TriMet's MAX Blue Line to Gresham Central Transit Center.

More than two dozen sponsors make this community event possible. Special thanks to our Patron sponsors: Gresham Ford, The Outlook/Pamplin Media Group, MetroEast Community Media, 101.9 KINK and 98.7 The Bull.

For more information, visit www.GreshamOregon.gov/ArtsFestival. Video footage available at http://bit.ly/298lXq1.

For information the day of the event, members of the media may call or text Elizabeth Coffey, Communications Manager for the City of Gresham, at 503-793-4167.
Sheriff's K-9 "Fritz" Finds Fleeing Felon.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/05/16 3:18 PM
Longview, WA - Cowlitz County Sheriffs deputies arrested a Longview man early Tuesday morning when a couple found the man in their house. Just prior to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Peter Mahnke and his wife awoke to the noise of someone trying to open their door. Mahnke went outside to look around and when he came back in there was a man in his home. While Mr. Mahnke's wife called 911, Mahnke confronted the man who had run outside. The man got aggressive and "chest bumped" Mahnke, before running off into the woods surrounding the rural home located in the 100 block of Sequoia Rd.

Deputies arrived on scene and secured the area, requesting a K-9. Deputy Brent Harris and his partner, K-9 Fritz, arrived and they began a search of the area. Fritz took Deputy Harris and Sgt. Jeremy Tonissen through some steep terrain and very thick brush for a couple of hundred yards before locating the suspect hiding in the brush.

The suspect was identified as 45 year old Todd Wesley Ross of Longview. He was positively identified by the homeowners and was arrested for 1st Degree Burglary. Ross admitted to entering the residence but said he didn't expect anyone to be home.
Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Robbery II and Menacing
Corvallis Police - 07/05/16 2:53 PM
On May 15th, 2016, Corvallis Police Department officers responded to the 500 block of NW 21st St for a reported robbery. A male victim reported that an unknown white male approached him at that location and brandished a "Marucci" brand baseball bat, demanding the victim's wallet. The victim showed the suspect that he had no money and the suspect fled. The victim was able to provide a good physical description to officers but at that time they were unable to locate the suspect.

On June 18th, 2016, a male identified as Grant R. Studdard, reported a burglary at 529 NW 21st St. No suspects were developed from that report, then on June 20th, 2016, Studdard reported another burglary of his residence. During that investigation, Studdard stated he hit the suspect in the leg with a baseball bat. Officers seized four baseball bats, three of which were "Marucci" brand bats.

Corvallis Police Detectives continued to investigate and determined that Studdard matched the description of the robbery suspect from May 15th, 2016, and lived in the immediate area of that reported crime. The robbery victim was able to positively identify Studdard as the suspect and a search warrant was conducted on his residence, yielding further evidence. On July 1st, 2016, Studdard was taken into custody and charged with Robbery II and Menacing. He was lodged at the Benton County Correctional Facility on $112,500 bail.

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Student Driver Hits Power Pole (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 07/05/16 1:40 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police and fire responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a power pole.

At 12:04pm, a Covenant Transport semi-truck with a 53 foot enclosed trailer, was traveling northbound on 181st Avenue with a student driver behind the wheel. The student driver attempted to make an eastbound turn onto Glisan Street when it struck a power pole on the southeast corner snapping it in half. No one was injured during the crash, however eastbound Glisan Street is now closed to traffic as Portland General Electric (PGE) replaces the pole. This comes as Glisan Street was an alternate route due to the early morning crash that closed down Halsey Street in both directions.

Eastbound lanes of Glisan Street are expected to be closed for several hours as PGE replaces the power pole. Police are asking drivers to now use Sandy Boulevard or Burnside Street as an alternative routes in and out of East County.


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Single Vehicle DUII crash with Mom and 2 Children on Fourth of July (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 07/05/16 1:26 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a single vehicle injury motor vehicle crash that occurred less than a mile north of Philomath. The crash resulted in injuries to three people, including two children.
At about 5:36 pm, on Monday, July 4, 2016, Dakena Clinton, age 39, from Corvallis, Oregon, was driving eastbound on West Hills Road, just west of the intersection of Rosecrest Drive, in a 1998 Ford Expedition. The passenger side tires went off the roadway and into the ditch. She overcorrected and steered the vehicle in the opposite lane, causing the vehicle to flip at least once in the middle of the roadway. The vehicle was heavily damaged and came to rest on its side, in the ditch on the south side of the roadway. A nine year old male child was ejected from the vehicle. An eleven year old female child and Dakena Clinton self-extricated from the vehicle.
The children were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by an ambulance from the Corvallis Fire Department with moderate injuries. Dakena Clinton had minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital. The Benton County Multi-Agency Traffic Collision Investigation Team responded and processed the crime scene.
Dakena Clinton's blood alcohol content was 0.12% . She was arrested, transported to the Benton County Jail, and lodged for the following crimes: Assault III (x2), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering (x2).
Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information. The roadway was closed for about four hours.


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Statement from former Governor John Kitzhaber
OHSU (Hospital) - 07/05/16 12:46 PM
Statement from former Governor John Kitzhaber

Logan has been treated and released from OHSU. He's doing well and recovering at home. Both Sharon and I appreciate the outpouring of support. 
Eugene Springfield fire crews stay busy throughout the day and night on a blustery 4th of July
Eugene Springfield Fire Dept. - 07/05/16 12:38 PM
Eugene Springfield fire personnel responded to a variety of calls for service throughout the day and night this 4th of July.

While close to 100 calls were medical responses, there were also several minor and some major fire responses. The minor fires included several bark dust fires, trash bin fires, grass and brush fires. The more significant fires included a two-alarm brush fire that spread north and south across the 2500 block of Franklin Blvd shortly after 1:00am. This wind driven fire was rapidly moving up a steep hill towards residential areas before firefighters were able to contain the fire spread.

As firefighters were mopping up this fire a call for a structure fire at 735 53rd Place in Springfield was received at 2:14am. Arriving firefighters found a residential garage fully engulfed and spreading to the living area and also to the house immediately south of the location. Fortunately, all occupants were able to self-extricate prior to firefighters arrival. Both homes suffered significant damage and the occupants will be displaced.

When not responding to calls for service, fire and police units were patrolling the streets in the evening hours in an effort to curb illegal firework activity. Over 125 reports of illegal firework displays were received by the Central Lane 911 center. Fire Marshals and police investigators were also kept busy following up many of the fire responses and reports of illegal fireworks. The investigations are continuing and it is unknown at this time how many fires were firework related.

During the day fire crews also responded to both the McKenzie and Willamette river for calls for service. Although there were no reported serious injuries, several recreational boaters needed assistance when they became stranded at various points along the river.

A final challenge for one fire crew came when they returned to their fire station in south Eugene after a fire response and discovered an adult male had forced entry into the station. Firefighters were able to contain the intruder until Eugene Police arrived. Several rooms were ransacked. Police are continuing their investigation regarding this break-in.
***Update*** Several Injured In Crash On Highway 101 Near Lincoln City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/05/16 11:59 AM
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Initial information was Logan KITZHABER suffered life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. New information is that those injuries were serious but he has been since released from Oregon Health Science University. No further information to be released at this time.
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Previous Release:
On July 4, 2016 at about 1:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash involving two vehicles on Highway 101 near Devils Lake Road (just north of Lincoln City).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Toyota Prius was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when it crossed the centerline, sideswiping a northbound 1988 motorhome. After the impact, the motorhome rolled onto its side and the Toyota came to rest on the shoulder.

The driver of the Toyota, Logan G KITZHABER, age 18, of Portland, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University for life threatening injuries. The drive of the motorhome, Stanley V LYCKMAN, age 67, of Port Angeles, Washington was taken to North Lincoln Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. His passenger, Martha LYCKMAN, age 63, of Port Angeles was also taken to North Lincoln Hospital for minor injuries.

Highway 101 was closed completely for one hour then opened one lane with intermittent closures for over an hour. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lincoln City Police, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and North Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

OSP is seeking any persons who may have witnessed the Toyota Prius and it's driving behavior prior to the crash to call OSP at 503-375-3555. This is an ongoing investigation. No further information to be released at this time.


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Officers named to Meridian Park Medical Foundation board (Photo)
Legacy Health - 07/05/16 11:58 AM
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TUALATIN, ORE. -- Meridian Park Medical Foundation elected the following officers to its board of trustees during the foundation's annual meeting on June 2, 2016:
Clyde A. Farris, M.D., chair
Roderick B. Cruickshank, vice chair
J. Michael Schultz, executive director (ex officio)
Christopher A. Busby, treasurer and investment committee chair
Leah D. Murray, secretary

Dr. Farris, a retired orthopedic surgeon, has been affiliated with Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center since 1991. He received his medical degree from Stanford University and completed an internship and residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital/University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He also completed a traumatology fellowship at the University of Basle, Switzerland.

Meridian Park Medical Foundation advocates and raises funds for Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. The foundation is currently raising funds in support of a Patient Care Expansion Project. This $6.5 million capital campaign will increase Legacy Meridian Park's capacity to care for the growing South Metro community with a facility that supports high-quality patient care using the latest technology and best medical practices.

Legacy Meridian Park is the South Metro area's most advanced medical center. Specialty services include neurology, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive and robotic technology, cancer care, a nationally recognized stroke program, a nationally accredited breast health center and a chest pain center awarded the nation's first Gold Seal of approval in chest pain by The Joint Commission -- the nation's principal hospital accreditation agency.

For more information about Meridian Park Medical Foundation, contact 503-692-7624 or visit www.legacyhealth.org/giving.

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33 DUII Arrests Made During the Month of June
Beaverton Police Dept. - 07/05/16 11:41 AM
The Beaverton Police Department is participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign, with a focus on taking impaired drivers off our streets.

The Beaverton Police Department had officers out on focused patrols for impaired drivers during the month of June. The goal of this campaign is to save lives and educate the motoring public about the dangers of driving impaired. During the month of July, officers will continue their efforts to take impaired drivers off the streets of our no refusal city.

These High Visibly Enforcement (HVE) details are paid for by grant funds. So far this year Beaverton Police Officers have taken 222 impaired drivers off of Beaverton streets. 33 of these 222 subjects refused a breath test and a warrant for a blood draw was granted.

Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please think about this before you operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or using any other substance that impairs your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
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Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership's New Water System Now Online (Photo)
City of Lake Oswego - 07/05/16 11:39 AM
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The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, the $254 million project that upgrades and increases system capacity to deliver high-quality drinking water from the Clackamas River to the communities of Lake Oswego and Tigard, has reached a pivotal milestone. With construction of the second of three phases complete, clean, safe, high-quality drinking water is now being delivered to homes and businesses in Lake Oswego and the Tigard Water Service Area.

With six new filters in service at the upgraded water treatment facility, more than thirty-two (32) million gallons of water a day can be treated and delivered to Lake Oswego and Tigard customers using a new, advanced treatment system and network of pipes, pump stations and reservoirs. This milestone caps years of planning and almost three years of construction, on an endeavor that is both Tigard and Lake Oswego's largest public works project in their cities' history.

"This complex project has been a huge undertaking, and we appreciate the patience and understanding of all residents whose lives have been disrupted by this vital project," said Joel Komarek, Partnership project director. "After years of hard work by many dedicated people, we can celebrate meeting our goal to provide a new water supply to our partner Tigard by July 1, 2016."

The new water supply system replaces aging, vulnerable, at-capacity infrastructure with a cutting-edge system designed to the highest seismic resiliency standards. The new system also enhances emergency water supply reliability regionally by providing access to Lake Oswego's and Tigard's combined storage as well as other supply sources.

"For the first time in the City's history, Tigard now owns and controls its own high-quality water supply, no longer purchasing water from the City of Portland," said John Cook, Tigard Mayor. "This investment in ownership will greatly benefit future generations of our citizens."

"This summer marks the beginning of our two communities owning and embracing a new, resilient and state-of-the art shared water system," said Kent Studebaker, Lake Oswego Mayor. "That is something we are extremely proud of."

In the spring of 2016, construction was completed on more than ten miles of large diameter water pipe that was installed under and through four communities, including under the Willamette River and under the Interstate 5 freeway. The new raw (untreated) water pipe was placed in service in late 2015, pumping water from a new intake on the Clackamas River to a new treatment facility in West Linn. The new eight-mile-long finished (treated) water pipe was placed in service in spring 2016, delivering clean drinking water from the treatment facility to the Waluga Reservoir complex in Lake Oswego. These reservoirs supply water to Lake Oswego customers and Tigard's new Bonita Pump Station. From there, water is pumped to homes and businesses in the Tigard Water Service Area.

Construction is now in its final phase at the water treatment plant, including demolition of the administration building and filters, installation of the ozone treatment process and final site restoration and landscaping. The project is on track to be complete within budget in early 2017.

For more information about the project, visit lotigardwater.org, email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us or call 503-697-6502.

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