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Thu. 06/30/16
Wilsonville Hires Jordan Vance as City's New Economic Development Manager (Photo)
City of Wilsonville - 06/30/16 11:50 AM
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WILSONVILLE, OR --The City of Wilsonville has hired Jordan Vance to serve as Economic Development Manager responsible for overseeing the City's economic-development activities, including business outreach, retention/expansion and recruitment. In this position Vance is also responsible for initiatives and partnerships that enhance local and regional economic-development relationships and position Wilsonville as a location of choice for quality, sustainable business investment.

City Manager Bryan Cosgrove states, "We are excited to have Jordan join our staff to lead the City's economic development and urban renewal programs. Jordan brings a wealth of private-sector and nonprofit professional experience working for a wide variety of small, medium and large businesses across many different sectors."

In addition, Vance also serves as the City's Urban Renewal Manager, where he is responsible for overseeing Urban Renewal efforts and projects for the City, including the West Side Urban Renewal District, Year 2000 Urban Renewal District, the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Zone Program and the formation and implementation of the voter-supported Coffee Creek Urban Renewal District.

Vance said, "I look forward to meeting with local employers and area business associations to learn about their issues and how the City can work to improve our economic climate in a sustainable fashion."

Since graduating in 2007 from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations, Vance most recently worked for American Express OPEN in New York City, where he was responsible for the company's "Shop Small" program and "Small Business Saturday" campaign that supports and promotes growth and development of small businesses throughout the United States.

Prior to working for American Express OPEN, Vance served as the Marketing and Events Manager for Accion U.S. Network -- a New York City based nonprofit micro- and small-business lending network that provides business financing and education to small business owners throughout the United States. In addition, Vance has experience in emerging technologies and mobile payments, and taught English as a Second Language in Seoul, South Korea.

In his free time Vance enjoys being outdoors running, hiking and cycling.

Jordan Vance, Economic Development Manager, may be reached at 503-570-1539; vance@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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Attached Media Files: Jordan Vance
High Visibility Enforcement To Take Place Over Holiday Weekend
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/30/16 11:44 AM
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over the weekend before the 4th of July in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols will take place between July 1st and July 4th. The extra patrols are paid for through a High Visibility Enforcement Grant provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

If you plan to host a party or attend a party where alcohol or marijuana is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the night.

If you host a party and provide alcohol or marijuana, make sure to also include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much.
Use public transportation or a taxi;
Ask a friend who has not been consuming for a ride home;
Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving;
Always wear your seatbelt.
If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are:
Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane;
Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals;
Making unusually wide turns;
Driving over curbs;
Driving with headlights off at night.
Salem Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run-UPDATE
Salem Police Dept. - 06/30/16 11:33 AM
UPDATE: 06-30-16/11:30 am

The victim in this case has been identified as 18-year old Alex C Armes of Salem. His next of kin has been notified.

The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is continuing to investigate this incident, and anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

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Salem Police are currently investigating a fatal hit and run incident involving a pedestrian.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of Liberty St SE near the intersection of Lincoln St SE at approximately 3:15 this morning on a report of a subject laying in the street. Officers arrived to find a deceased subject who had been struck by an unknown vehicle. The Traffic Control Unit was dispatched to investigate the scene and process for evidence and the roadway was closed until approximately 8:30 am.

The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The Salem Police Department is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information about this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.
Salem Cancer Institute offers free skin cancer screenings
Salem Health - 06/30/16 11:31 AM
Be aware. Protect yourself. Get checked. Are you unable to afford important health screenings? You may qualify for a free skin cancer screening by a local dermatologist.

Prevention and early detection are the best ways to keep skin healthy. Learn ways to protect you and your family and how to perform regular skin checks at home.

Screenings are offered at three locations in Salem throughout the summer:

SATURDAY, JULY 9, 8 A.M. TO NOON
Silver Falls Dermatology & Allergy, 1793 13th St. SE

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 1 TO 5 P.M.
Salem Free Clinics, 1300 Broadway St. NE, #104

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
Dermatology Clinic, P.C., 2441 Grear St. NE

Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Please call Salem Cancer Institute at 503-814-1449 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

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.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update | Thursday, June 30, 2016
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/30/16 11:26 AM
FIRE PREVENTION REMINDER:
Public Use Restrictions are being implemented / increasing on various ODF districts throughout the state, often including restrictions on fireworks on ODF-protected lands. Be sure to know what restrictions are in place where you are working or recreating. Enjoy celebrating our nation's 240th birthday during the upcoming holiday week-end, but please be safe out there.


NEW FIRES (10 acres or larger reported on ODF-protected lands over the past 24 hours):

Ferguson Creek Fire (Western Lane District): The Ferguson Creek Fire was reported on Wednesday, June 29, burning approximately six miles southwest of Monroe. By that late afternoon / early evening, the fire was controlled at 25 acres. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Unless the situation changes, this will be the only report on this fire.

No other fires 10 acres in size or larger were reported yesterday on ODF-protected lands.

FIRE STATISTICS:
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

January 1, 2016, through Today, June 30, 2016:
Lightning-caused fires: 33 fires burned, 2,125 acres
Human-caused fires: 196 fires burned, 322 acres
Total: 229 fires burned 2,447 acres

10-year average (January 1st through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 39 fires burned, 155 acres
Human-caused fires: 179 fires burned, 1,344 acres
Total: 218 fires burned, 1,499 acres

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Sheriff's Deputies Provide Enhanced Holiday Traffic Safety Patrols
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/30/16 11:12 AM
June 30, 2016 - Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the 4th of July holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable travel experience. The Independence Day holiday period is one of the most dangerous driving times for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.

The Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday travel period from now through July 5, 2016. Sheriff's Deputies will also be providing enhanced enforcement of drivers who are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.

This is one of several traffic safety missions the Sheriff's Office will be participating in throughout the month of July. The Sheriff's Office works in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide these enhanced patrols. The impaired driving arrest results for the month of July will be provided on August 1, 2016.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to "Drive Sober Drive Safe."
Tip of the Week July 4, 2016
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 06/30/16 10:37 AM
HOT WEATHER EMERGENCIES

The following tips are found in the 2016 Emergency Management calendar which can be downloaded at www.lincolncountysheriff.net and going to the Emergency Management page.

Heat
Heat cramps and exhaustion are signs your body is overheated and dehydrated.
Heat stroke is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Symptoms include warm, flushed skin, absence of normal sweating, very high temperatures, delirium, unconsciousness or seizures. Seek medical attention immediately.
Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
NEVER leave people or animals in cars or other enclosed spaces. Car temperatures can rise to deadly levels quickly.
Wear lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing and protection such as sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.

Lightning Safety
When possible, find shelter inside a building or fully enclosed vehicle.
If you are stuck outside when lightning strikes, crouch down and place your hand over your ears. Never lie flat on the ground.
Keep a minimum of 15 feet from other people and avoid water, high ground, individual tall trees, open spaces, and metal objects.

Water Safety
Tell someone where you are going, when you expect to return, and where to call if you don't return on time.
Know your limits as a swimmer.
Rivers can run cold and swift in spring and early summer. Jumping into cold water can literally take your breath away!
Wear a properly fitted personal flotation device. All children 12 and younger must wear a life vest when in a boat. Know all local boating laws.
Wear sunscreen.
Children can drown in less than two inches of water. Never leave children unattended near water.

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
Deputies Investigating Fatal Crash South of Salem (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/30/16 10:06 AM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is arriving on scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash on Liberty Road South near Jory Hill Road South. Initial indications are that a pickup truck and motorcycle were traveling on Liberty Road South when the two vehicles collided.

The driver of the truck was not injured, a passenger on the motorcycle has been transported to Salem Hospital and the other passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene. Deputies from the Traffic Safety Team are on scene and attempting to determine the events that led up to the crash.

Motorists should expect Liberty Road South to be closed for the next several hours, please seek alternate routes. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.


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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility presents children's event (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 06/30/16 10:02 AM
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Every summer, an event to foster relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children -- called Through a Child's Eyes (TACE) -- is held at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville. This year the event will be July 9-10.

TACE allows incarcerated mothers to interact with their children outside the confines of the visiting room in a more normalized environment with interactive games and activities, and an outdoor barbecue. The event is a joint project between Wilsonville Rotary International and CCCF, and has been held every year since 2003.

Events of this nature are part of an overall effort to increase visiting and family engagement at all 14 Oregon Department of Corrections prisons. Research shows that those who stay connected, receive visits, and interact with their families while incarcerated are more likely to be successful when they release.

Members of the media wishing to attend TACE must be pre-approved. They may contact Vicki Reynolds at 503-570-6405 to sign up.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison in Wilsonville accommodating all of Oregon's female inmates (approximately 1,260). The prison has cell and dormitory housing, inmate work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In addition, CCCF houses the state's intake center, which provides intake and evaluation of all inmates committed to state custody by the courts. The intake center houses approximately 400 male inmates. CCCF's minimum facility opened in 2001, and the medium facility opened in 2002.

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Hamlin-Johnson House listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/30/16 9:55 AM
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The Hamlin-Johnson House, also known as the Charles Hunter Hamlin House in Gresham, Oregon, is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hamlin-Johnson House, located at the corner of SE Lusted Road and SE 282nd Avenue outside of Gresham, was constructed circa 1888. The house is associated with early steamboat engineer Charles Hamlin and later with the Reverend Jonas Johnson and his family, who owned the house for six decades. Johnson was a pastor at the Swedish Powell Valley Church. Today the house represents an increasingly rare, rural residential property from this era of development in Gresham.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their February 2015 meeting. It is one of nine historic properties in Gresham, Multnomah County, that are individually listed in the National Register, which 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 lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: Hamlin House National Register nomination , Press Release , Charles Hunter Hamlin House
Community and Media Invited to Attend Swearing-In Ceremony for New Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 06/30/16 9:21 AM
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Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R), Oregon's largest fire and emergency services provider will soon have a new Fire Chief. Mike Myers will be sworn in as Chief of PF&R Thursday, June 30th at 11 AM in City Hall Council Chambers. Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced the selection of Mike Myers as Portland Fire & Rescue's new Chief on May 16th, after conducting a national search to replace recently retired Chief Erin Janssens.
Chief Myers retired as the Fire Chief of the City of Las Vegas in 2013 after a 26-year career with the Department. Upon retirement, he spent time traveling with his wife before returning to work as Fire Chief for the City of St. Charles, Missouri.

"Portland Fire & Rescue is one of the most respected departments in the country and it is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of this organization. My wife Tara and I find Portland to be completely aligned with our lifestyle. We look forward to interacting with and serving our new community," stated Myers.

Commissioner Saltzman and the members of Portland Fire & Rescue would like to invite community and media to the swearing in of Chief Myers to Portland. Immediately following the ceremony there will be an opportunity for media to ask questions.

Mike Myers biography and profile picture is attached.


Attached Media Files: Chief Mike Myers Bio , Profile Picture
ODF implements Regulated-Use Closure on lands protected by Central Oregon District
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/30/16 9:08 AM
Prineville, Ore--Lands protected by ODF's Central Oregon District (COD) will be placed under a Regulated Use Closure beginning Friday July 1, 2016 at 12:01 am. The Regulated Use Closure applies to private, county, and state owned lands protected by COD in Deschutes, Grant, Hood River, Wasco, Wheeler, Crook, Jefferson, Morrow, Harney, Umatilla, Lake, and Gilliam counties. The intent of the Closure is to limit human caused wildfires. Recent high temperatures have dried wildland fuels and increased the danger of large fire growth. Human caused fires in COD are above the ten year average for the District, which concerns fire managers as we enter the heart of fire season with dry fuels, warm temperatures and an increasing possibility of lightning caused fires.

The full Regulated Use Closure Proclamation can be found on the Central Oregon District website: www.ODFcentraloregon.com. The official Closure includes, but is not limited to the following activities:

Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.
Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated areas. A map of designated areas is available on COD's website under Fire Information. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
Chainsaw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chainsaw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one operational 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and except for vehicle use by a landowner and employees of the landowner upon their own land while conducting activities associated with their livelihood.
Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on federal and state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one operational 2?1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher, except all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles which must be equipped with an approved spark arrestor in good working condition.
Mowing of dried grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
Use of fireworks and blasting is prohibited.

Open fires are allowed by permit only, please contact your local ODF office for information. Exploding targets, tracer ammunition and sky lanterns are prohibited during fire season.

For information on restrictions on public lands contact your local US Forest Service ranger district office or Bureau of Land Management district office.
Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces July 4th Street Closures
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 06/30/16 9:03 AM
The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced July 4th street closures to facilitate moving traffic efficiently in and out of the area of the Fort Vancouver Historic Site on Independence Day. Because of the day-long festivities for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America, some streets will be temporarily closed, while others around the event site will be closed to traffic or be under traffic control all day. People are encouraged to take public transportation if possible.

Fort Vancouver Way from Mill Plain to Fourth Plain including the median strip: No parking/tow away zone from July 2 through July 4. After the fireworks, all traffic leaving the area will travel north on Fort Vancouver Way until midnight.

Columbia River access from Highway 14: Highway 14 will have access to the Columbia River waterfront trails, parks and restaurants until 9 p.m., an hour before the fireworks. Access will reopen immediately following the conclusion of the fireworks show.

All day street closures:
Evergreen Blvd. closed from U Street west to I-5
Evergreen Blvd. at West Reserve
East Reserve south from Mill Plain
9th Street at East Reserve
8th Street at T Street
5th and 6th Streets at U Street
Mill Plain at Fort Vancouver Way (Fort Vancouver Way from Mill Plain south will be closed all day)

Street closures beginning at 6 p.m.:
Mill Plain exit from I-5 northbound
Mill Plain exit from I-5 southbound will be west only (right turn)
Mill Plain between East Reserve and Fort Vancouver Way will be closed to all civilian traffic from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)

Street closures beginning at 8 p.m.:
Grand Blvd. between Evergreen and 5th Street

Street closures beginning at 9 p.m.:
Hwy 14 at Grove Street/Columbia House Drive exit
Hwy 14 at Columbia House Drive/Columbia Way exit
No east/west travel on McLoughlin at Fort Vancouver Way
McLoughlin at East Reserve, westbound closed
Grand at McLoughlin, westbound closed
On Fort Vancouver Way, all three lanes will be northbound from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Fort Vancouver National Trust Parking:
No fireworks, BBQs or RVs will be permitted. There is no re-entry privilege.
Parking is available at Providence Academy, at Evergreen and "C" Street for $10 per vehicle, cash only.
Parking is available at 5th and "S" Streets for $10 per vehicle, cash only.
ADA parking will be available at the event site for a limited number of vehicles. Enter the site via the gate at Evergreen and West Reserve (west of I-5 near the Academy). Proceed to 5th Street as directed. Must display current state-issued ADA parking placard. Admission fee to the event applies.

Off-site parking information:
Motor homes, campers and trailers: There is no general provision for parking these vehicles at the historic site or in the downtown Vancouver area.
Sports fields: No parking at the sports fields south of Mill Plain between East Reserve and Fort Vancouver Way.
Parking downtown: All downtown parking meters, street spaces and City of Vancouver lots are free for the holiday.
Prohibited parking: No parking on many streets near the event including SR-14, I-5 and Fort Vancouver Way.

General admission at the gate for anyone over the age of 12 is $7. Presale tickets are $5 and available online until July 3, or at any Clark County Fred Meyer store. To purchase tickets, find a schedule of entertainment and activities, a map of the site, or other information, visit www.fortvan.org/fourth.

C-TRAN shuttle from Vancouver Mall on Friday, July 4:
C-TRAN special event shuttles will provide free service to the fireworks celebration only from C-TRAN's transit center at Vancouver Mall. Shuttle service riders will receive $1 ff general admission at the gate with proof of ridership. Parking is courtesy of Vancouver Mall. Shuttle buses depart from the north lot of the Vancouver Mall to the north gate of the Fort Vancouver National Site approximately every 15 minutes between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Return service to the mall begins immediately following the fireworks display. No additional shuttle service to or from the Fort Vancouver National Site is provided. For more C-Tran info: www.c-tran.com or 360-695-0123 (TDD hearing impaired: 360-695-2760).


Attached Media Files: 2016 Independence Day at Fort Vancouver Road Closure Map
Early Morning Fire near Newberg Displaces Six Adults (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 06/30/16 8:58 AM
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Around 2:30a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to reports of a possible fire and thick black smoke near the 20000 block of NE North Valley Road in Yamhill County. When they arrived, they found a home engulfed in flames with a homeowner moving vehicles away from the burning structure. Residents were alerted to the fire when they heard loud popping sounds.

First-arriving crews initially fought the fire from the outside due to the volume of fire. Since the area lacked fire hydrants, water had to be shuttled to the scene. It took approximately 30 minutes to control the blaze and firefighters continued to work through the morning to salvage belongings and ensure that hot spots did not rekindle. Over 30 fire personnel responded including firefighters from Dundee Fire Department.

Fire Investigator Chris Mayfield has concluded his investigation, "Based on material evidence, burn patterns and information from the residents, I've determined that the accidental fire started outside near a wood deck and quickly spread to the home. Two possible ignition sources in the area of origin were improperly discarded cigarettes in bark dust and an unattended recreational fire."

Six adults were displaced as a result of the fire and the American Red Cross is assisting them with temporary housing and other essential needs. No residents or firefighters were injured.

About the partnership between Newberg Fire and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue:
For many months, Newberg and TVF&R have been integrating operations as part of a two-year contract that officially starts July 1 where TVF&R will be the official fire and emergency medical service provider for citizens in Newberg and the surrounding area. A swearing in ceremony was held this past Tuesday where Fire Chief Mike Duyck officially recognized Newberg firefighters as new members of TVF&R.


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Meg's Moments Life Jacket Giveaway at Barton Park
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 06/30/16 8:22 AM
Join us on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Barton Park on the Clackamas River for the "Big Float" event and free life jacket giveaway. Meg's Moments for Life Jackets is a non-profit organization created in honor of Meagan O'Meara Clark, who drowned while rafting on the Clackamas River on July 5, 2013. Meagan was 26-years-old and was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

Every year at Barton Park, Meg's Moments for Life Jackets gives away free life jackets in the hopes of saving more lives and preventing drowning. Last year, the goal was surpassed and more than 400 life jackets were given away. The life jackets are purchased by the donations from citizens and the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation. This year the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation has generously donated $2,000 for the purchase of life jackets with the help from Fisherman's Marine Supply and Cabela's.

The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation helps people in need within the community by providing humanitarian assistance to those who have been adversely affected by disaster, tragedy, injury, or other misfortune, and to work actively toward preventing or minimizing the impact of such misfortunes in the community.

Meg's Moments for Life Jackets will be joined by Clackamas Fire District #1's Water Rescue Team from Station 8, who will help distribute life jackets and educate the public on water and boater safety tips and the importance of wearing a life jacket.

Vest up and join us at Barton Park located at 19009 SE Barton Park Road, Boring, OR 97009 on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. For additional information or in ways in which you can help, visit the Meg's Moments for Life Jackets GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/28u7dus or the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation at www.clackamasfire.com/foundation.html.
Marine Board Approves Rules and Initiates Rulemaking
Oregon Marine Board - 06/30/16 7:30 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board met for their quarterly Board meeting on June 28, in The Dalles. The Board approved several grants and rule changes and approved initiating rulemaking on three new items.

The Board amended, adopted or repealed the following rules:

Chapter 250, Division 011, Steering and Sailing Rules. The rule was amended to be consistent with federal navigation regulations for the responsibilities between vessels, right of way, and procedures for safe passage on specified rivers. A temporary rule was in effect; May 2, 2016.
Issuance and Duplication Fees, OAR 250-010-0057 and Refunds, OAR 250-010-0058. The Marine Board repealed OAR 250-010-0057 as registration and titling fees are identified in Oregon Revised Statute. OAR 250-010-0058 was amended to identify the price point where customers will automatically receive a refund if there's overpayment of $10 or more. Any overpayment under $10 will be issued if the customer requests a refund. A temporary rule suspended OAR 250-010-0057; April 13, 2016.
Boat Operations in Jefferson County, OAR 250-020-0161. A new rule was adopted to allow a boat to anchor for 30 consecutive days in one location and then it must be moved to a new location at least half a mile away and must not return to the previously used location for 30 days. For purposes of this rule, "location" is defined as an area within a 300 foot radius. A boat must also not be left unattended for more than seven consecutive days. This rule does not impact private landowners or boats in a marina.
Boat Operations in Wallowa County, OAR 250-020-0340. Motorboats are prohibited on Kinney Lake.

The Board also approved initiating rulemaking for the following items:

Rulemaking for Ocean Charter Vessels, Chapter 250, Division 015. Draft language would expand purchasing options for Ocean Charters to a biennial ($100) or annual ($50) license and to change rule language to improve readability.
Agency Representation by Officer or Employee, OAR 250-001-0035. Allow agency staff to represent the Attorney General at contested case hearings related to the Outfitter/Guide program when the agency proposes to revoke, suspend or deny an outfitter/guide license. The rule will define the limitations of "agency representation" and will not enable staff to present "legal arguments." A temporary rule is in effect; May 12, 2016.
Boat Operations on the Willamette River in Clackamas County, OAR 250-020-0032. In April 2016, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) adopted a rule that authorized members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to harvest hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead at the Willamette Falls for ceremonial purposes from the shore or from a single platform erected by the Tribe. Although fishing from a boat is not authorized under ODFW rule, the Tribe will have to use a boat to construct and access its fishing platform. The Board approved initiating rulemaking to allow boat access for the platform construction and its subsequent use for ceremonial harvest by the Tribe in the area of the Willamette Falls that is currently closed to boating. A temporary rule is in effect; June 7, 2016.

The Board also approved several Round Two boating facility grant requests totaling $282,025 in state boater funds and postponed several agenda items, including a Chetco River petition to restrict motorboats, which will be considered during the October meeting.

To review the staff report and agenda, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx.
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Red Cross Responds To Newburg Multi Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/30/16 7:02 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on June 30, 2016 at 4:30 AM in the 20800 block of NE North Valley Road in Newberg, OR. This multiple-family fire affected five adults.

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.
FBI On-Call PIO
FBI - Oregon - 06/30/16 6:00 AM
PIO Beth Anne Steele will be out of the office until Monday, July 11th. During this time, media should use the on-call pager for immediate needs.
Wed. 06/29/16
Shooting Investigation Underway in the Area of NE 99th and Glisan Street - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 06/29/16 10:35 PM
On Wednesday June 29, 2016, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct, Central Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of gunfire in the area of Northeast 99th Avenue and Glisan Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located a teen male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

A resident in the 600 block of Northeast 99th Avenue also reported a bullet entered his home but did not hit him.

Officers are searching the area for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting happened after a dispute and fight at the Gateway Transit Station.

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

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Shooting Investigation Underway on Southeast Powell Boulevard - No Known Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/29/16 9:15 PM
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On Wednesday June 29, 2016, at 7:55 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire, including a damaged vehicle. Several witnesses reported hearing gunfire then hearing vehicles speed away and seeing several males, possibly African American and Asian, run from the area and from the damaged vehicle.

Officers searching the neighborhood have not located any gunshot victims or any suspects.

Powell Boulevard is closed as a crime scene between 122nd and 126th Avenues. It is expected to be closed for one to three hours.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may be gang-related.

Anyone with information about the 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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Teen drowns in swift moving Clackamas River near Estacada (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/29/16 8:08 PM
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On June 29th at about 5pm the Estacada Rural Fire District, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District, Lake Oswego Fire Department, TVF&R, Gladstone Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to Milo McIver Park in rural Clackamas County in response to a swimmer who had possibly drown on the Clackamas River.

Upon arrival, rescuers learned from witnesses that the unidentified teen had attempted to swim across the river with friends, two made it across as the third attempted to make the shore. Rescuers learned that none of the swimmers were wearing PFD's (personal flotation devices).

Rescuers quickly arrived on scene and learned the swimmer had been under water for about ten minutes before rescue attempts were made.

Additional resources to include Lake Oswego Fire and Rescue, Gladstone Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Dive Rescue, Clackamas County Marine Patrol and TV&R Dive Rescue arrived on scene to assist in the locating the missing teen.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is sad to report that the teen whose name is being withheld until notification to the family can be made did not survive and was located in the river where friends last saw him.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind users that the water is still very cold and to wear PFD's when near or in the water. Users should also let others know where you will be and stay with a others when in the water.

Contact Info:
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
503-237-2643
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Oregon Civil Air Patrol Concludes Linn County Missing Hiker Search
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 06/29/16 6:28 PM
At the direction of the U.S. Air Force Rescue and Recovery Center and the Linn County Sheriff, the Oregon Civil Air Patrol has concluded its mission to assist Linn County Sheriff's Office in searching for a 75 year old missing male hiker in the Marion Lake area..

The search for the missing hiker was requested by Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley who asked for the CAP to join the search in the wilderness area of northeast Linn County. There are no roads directly to Marion Lake. The search included numerous agencies from throughout Oregon who spent five days searching for the hiker who was first reported missing by concerned family on Friday, June 24th when he failed to return from a day hike.

Oregon CAP, which was performing a training day last Saturday when the request was received by the AFRCC, diverted three aircraft from training tasks to join the search. Two aircraft flew search patterns while the third aircraft performed a "high bird" function, flying at a higher elevation and relaying radio communications between the search aircraft and the CAP base at Aurora State Airport.
A notable addition to the search effort participants was CAP's 6 state Pacific Region Commander, Colonel Brian Bishop. A resident of Portland, Col. Bishop, a pilot in the CAP, flew a search mission on Monday with a mission scanner and mission observer crew. " I have a backpacking in the search area" commented Bishop. " and have experienced the rugged nature of that terrain on the ground. That experience gave me an understanding and insight of the difficulties of an air search which I used while flying that mission" he said.
"It just goes to show how seriously we take SAR in Oregon" mentioned Undersheriff Jim Yon, search mission coordinator with the Linn County Sheriff on Col. Bishops participation in the search mission. " We do what we need to do to complete the mission" he said.

Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation's coastlines during World War II and to perform other critical civil defense missions.

CAP, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
Credit Unions commit $1M to relieve expense worries for families of Seattle Children's patients
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/29/16 6:01 PM
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CREDIT UNIONS COMMIT $1M TO RELIEVE EXPENSE WORRIES FOR FAMILIES OF SEATTLE CHILDREN's PATIENTS

Eight-year-old Sienna Braun, a Federal Way 3rd grader, has been through a journey no child should have to endure--a cancer diagnosis two years ago, a relapse, and a bone marrow transplant eight months ago today.
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Seattle Children's Hospital]
Sienna's family and her medical team at Seattle Children's Hospital have been her biggest champions. She had plenty of support and the best of medical care -and now she's bouncing back. One thing her family didn't have to worry about during the journey--the nearly $3 million dollars in medical bills. Those expenses were covered by her family's insurance, and by organizations such as "Credit Unions for Kids" helping pay the costs of unfunded care.
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Janette Braun/Sienna's Mom
"We don't have to worry about any of that. All we get to do is focus on her-her everyday needs."
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Sienna Braun/Cancer Survivor
"Seattle Children's I love this place. This is my favorite my favorite hospital now."
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So today, Seattle Children's 6th level Skybridge was named for Credit Unions for Kids. The Seattle area credit unions have committed $1million over the next five years and earmarked the funding for "uncompensated care"--the expenses insurance doesn't cover and families can't afford.
[Jim Morrell/CEO, Peninsula Credit Union]
"The number one cause of bankruptcy is medical debt. If we can help families avoid that and help them avoid the stress of that then we are really helping with the health and wellbeing of that child and that family."
Credit Unions for Kids is a national charity which has contributed over $150 Million to the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in America.
You can follow Sienna's story on Facebook- Her page is "Sienna Strong Against Cancer."

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their 5.2 million members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. Because credit unions are local and member driven, they provide financial education and invest in making their communities better. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.


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Happy Valley Fireworks Task Force and Amnesty Program is in Effect
City of Happy Valley - 06/29/16 4:44 PM
For the second year in a row, Happy Valley Police will be accepting illegal and unwanted fireworks, no questions asked. All fireworks turned in will be disposed of safely, adding to the protection of the people and property of Happy Valley.

For many years, Happy Valley has observed a zero tolerance policy for those using illegal fireworks, sending a task force out into the community to locate and cite illegal firework users. The added step of creating a firework amnesty program just makes sense and it a great way to help citizens make a safer decision. The City's Public Safety department is initiating an illegal firework collection program.

"We saw a need to address the limited options available for law abiding citizens with illegal fireworks in their possession. Rather than have citizens store fireworks for years in their garage, or throw them away, our collection program is a better, safer option, no questions asked," said Happy Valley Director of Public Safety, Steve Campbell.

People who are in possession of illegal (or legal) fireworks and wish to dispose of them responsibly are invited to drop them off from now until July 6th. To dispose of your fireworks, contact Happy Valley Police at 503-760-0123 during business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or for after-hours help call the non-emergency police dispatch number at 503-655-8211 for an on-duty officer.

The fireworks task force will be actively working patrols through the Fourth of July holiday period. This year the City has several ways to report the use of illegal fireworks.

Police/Fire Emergency 911 (emergency only)
Non-emergency police dispatch 503-655-8211
Email - fireworks@happyvalleyor.gov
City of Happy Valley Facebook page. A private message is preferred.

"We don't want to see anyone hurt because they were using fireworks that are better off in the hands of professionals. We hope residents of the community will forego the illegal fireworks this year, and watch one of the hosted shows, like Happy Valley's. It is amazing what firework technicians can do these days, plus they have the support of local fire personnel," Campbell explained. "As always, our primary hope is that the people of our community have a wonderful, and safe, holiday."
BPA celebrates 25th anniversary of Spokane Tribal Hatchery (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 06/29/16 4:44 PM
Milton Ray, a 16-month-old tribal member, watches fish at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, which raises rainbow trout and kokanee salmon for release into Lake Roosevelt, Banks Lake and reservation inland lakes.
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New agreement promises ratepayer support of Spokane Tribal Hatchery for another 20 years

Ford, Wash. - Today, the Spokane Tribe of Indians and the Bonneville Power Administration signed a new agreement that promises BPA ratepayer support of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery for another 20 years. The agreement also includes funding for hatchery modernization and improvements.

BPA began funding the Spokane Tribe of Indians hatchery in 1990, in part, for the environmental impacts of Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. Completed in 1939, Grand Coulee flooded the Spokane Tribe's ancestral homelands and blocked salmon from migrating to the tribe's traditional fishing sites. The operation of Grand Coulee has also negatively affected resident fish populations, such as trout.

The Spokane Tribe of Indians has taken a leadership role in bringing fish back to the river, developing a restoration and enhancement program for Lake Roosevelt that includes a fish hatchery for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

"Historically, the Spokane Tribe was known as a river and fishing people, culturally defined, in part, by the bounty of salmon that returned annually to tribal fishery grounds," says Tim Peone, Spokane Tribal member and hatchery manager. "The hatchery program is meant to be more than just a fish production facility; it provides a remembrance and pathway for tribal members to reconnect with the river and its fisheries."

Today, the Spokane Tribe manages the hatchery in coordination with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sherman Creek Hatchery and the Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pen Rearing Project.

"We realize the hatchery doesn't bring back what was lost 80 years ago, but BPA is committed to protecting and improving conditions for the area's resident fish populations," says Lorri Bodi, BPA's vice president of Environment, Fish and Wildlife. "We want to help preserve and fortify tribal culture and the indigenous knowledge that enriches our entire region."

Annually, the hatchery produces approximately 100,000 kokanee salmon and 750,000 rainbow trout for release into Lake Roosevelt. Additionally, the hatchery also produces 6,000 rainbow trout yearlings for annual release into inland lakes on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The tribal hatchery, which consists of 44 indoor/outdoor raceways, employs five full-time and four seasonal employees.

Artifacts, photos and reading panes chronicling historical fisheries, tribal subsistence and the cultural significance of the river are on display at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery -- open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.to 3 p.m.


Attached Media Files: Milton Ray, a 16-month-old tribal member, watches fish at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, which raises rainbow trout and kokanee salmon for release into Lake Roosevelt, Banks Lake and reservation inland lakes. , Carol Evans, chair of the Spokane Tribal Council, and BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer commemorate the signing of a new 20-year funding agreement for the Spokane Tribal Hatchery in Ford, Wash.
Fire Officials Encourage Residents to Keep it Legal and Safe With Fireworks
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 06/29/16 4:42 PM
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials are concerned about potential fireworks-related fires as the Fourth of July draws near.

One of the most common fireworks-related fires that TVF&R crews respond to involves "spent" fireworks placed in a bucket or grocery sack that rekindle and spread to fences, decks, and even homes.

The best and safest plan is to attend a professional fireworks display and eliminate the risk altogether. Instead of lighting your own legal fireworks, attend one of the professional shows in TVF&R's service area:
Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Ave. in Tigard
Willamette Park, 1100 12th St. in West Linn.

Residents can drop off unwanted fireworks (illegal or legal) at any TVF&R fire station for disposal.

If you're intent to use fireworks, keep it legal.

Oregon law bans fireworks that fly, explode, or move across the ground more than six feet or up in the air more than 12 inches. This includes popular items like bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, and M80s.

Residents should purchase all fireworks at a licensed Oregon fireworks stand. Fireworks purchased by mail order or in the state of Washington or at Native American reservations may be illegal in our state.

Many firework-related fires are caused by careless use or improper disposal of legal fireworks. Even legal fireworks are dangerous and have caused injuries and burns to users, especially unsupervised children. This includes sparklers. They can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees; wood burns at 575 degrees, while glass melts at 900 degrees (National Fire Protection Association).

TVF&R advises you to celebrate safely this year by following these safety tips:
Only adults should light or handle fireworks. Supervise children at all times.
Store fireworks, matches, and lighters out of the reach of children.
Use fireworks outdoors on a paved surface, away from buildings, vehicles, and vegetation.
Never point or throw fireworks at people, pets, cars, or buildings.
Never pick up or try to re-light a "dud."
Never alter fireworks or make your own.
Have a hose nearby in case of fire and place "spent" fireworks in a metal bucket with water.

In an effort to help curb illegal activity, TVF&R firefighters will be driving through neighborhoods the evening of July 4 to share safety information. In addition, TVF&R personnel are participating in more than 20 community parades and activities, where they will distribute safety materials.

Law enforcement agencies will be patrolling communities to enforce laws related to the use of illegal fireworks in Oregon. Under Oregon law, officers can seize illegal fireworks and issue criminal citations, including reckless burning, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and more, with fines up to $500 per violation. People can be held civilly liable for damages resulting from improper use of any fireworks -- legal or illegal.

Oregon law also makes parents liable for damage caused by their children and allows fire departments to charge for the cost of suppressing fires caused by fireworks. Additionally, the use of illegal fireworks constitutes criminal activity, and your insurance policy may not cover you if you engage in a criminal act that results in damage.

Individuals needing to report a fire or medical emergency should call 911; individuals wishing to report a nuisance or concern about illegal fireworks should do so via the non-emergency 911 number, 503-629-0111. These situations will be logged, passed on to local enforcement officers, and responded to as resources allow.



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Willamette Humane Society to Reopen Kitten-Kaboodle at Salem Center Mall on July 1st (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 06/29/16 3:48 PM
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(Salem, OR) -- Willamette Humane Society (WHS) is thrilled to announce the return of its popular Kitten Adoption store, Kitten-Kaboodle, at Salem Center Mall. First opened in 2015, the store helped increase adoptions at Willamette Humane Society to save more lives.

Starting on Friday, July 1, you can adopt a kitten at the Salem Center Mall thanks to donated store space from Jones Lang LaSalle and Salem Center.

Kitten-Kaboodle is located on the ground level of the Salem Center by the Liberty and Chemeketa Street Entrance, right by Chico's and Baskin-Robbins. Open hours are 10 am - 2 pm on Wednesdays (coinciding with the hours of the Wednesday market right next to the store on Chemeketa St), and 12 -- 6 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The most exciting part of Kitten-Kaboodle is that everyone can enjoy visiting with the kittens, whether or not they intend to adopt.

In its 2015 season, 219 kittens and cats were adopted from the store. WHS hopes to build on this success to adopt out even more animals through the Salem Center adoption outlet this year by opening for an additional day.

Kitten-Kaboodle is part of Willamette Humane Society's strategy to save an additional 328 cats in the community this year as part of the national Million Cat Challenge campaign.

"Willamette Humane Society is thinking outside the kennel to save lives by expanding off-site adoptions through Kitten-Kaboodle, implementing programs such as intake by appointment, improving cat housing in the shelter through Project Re-Mew, continuing to offer our free Spay-a-Stray Trap Neuter Return program, and offering our free Barn Cat Adoption Promotion for working cats," said BJ Andersen, Executive Director of Willamette Humane Society.

Thank you to the community for their support of adoption and shelter pets by visiting the store this summer. Learn more about Kitten-Kaboodle at whs4pets.org/kitten-kaboodle.


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.


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Four People Arrested After Disrupting City Council Meeting (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/29/16 3:45 PM
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On Wednesday June 29, 2016, Central Precinct officers responded to Portland City Hall's City Council Chambers on the report that several people were disrupting a public meeting and refusing to leave.

Officers arrived and were directed to the four people who were causing the disturbance. All four people were arrested without incident as they continued to disturb the public meeting.

The four people arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail were:

- 74-year-old Joseph Walsh
- 51-year-old Robert Lee West
- 38-year-old Mary Rose Eng
- 46-year-old David Kif Davis

All four were charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. They will be arraigned on Thursday in Multnomah County Court.

Prior to going to jail, Walsh was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital after complaints of difficulty breathing. He was treated and released to police who transported him to jail.

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Monthly Housing Stability Council Meeting
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 06/29/16 3:42 PM
July 8, 2016 | 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Oregon Housing and Community Services
725 Summer St NE, Salem OR 97301 | Room 124 A&B
Call-In: 1-877-273-4202 | Participant Code: 4978330

AGENDA:
9:00 Meeting Called to Order
9:05 Public Comment
9:15 Draft Meeting Minutes
9:20 Multifamily Bond Approvals
10:00 Agency Request Budget
11:00 Health and Housing Study
11:30 OHA Overview
12:00 LIFT Progress Update
12:15 Report of the Interim Director
12:30 Report of the Chair
12:45 Meeting Adjourned
Legislative briefing on public health modernization set July 6 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 06/29/16 3:29 PM
June 29, 2016

What: The Oregon Health Authority will hold a legislative briefing hosted by Representative Mitch Greenlick and Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson to present information about Oregon's public health modernization initiative.

Agenda: Provide an introduction to public health modernization; review findings from the statewide public health modernization assessment; and provide an overview of the public health modernization implementation plan.

When: Wednesday, July 6, 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The meeting also will be live-streamed through the public health modernization website at http://www.healthoregon.org/modernization.


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Task Force on School Nursing meets July 8 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 06/29/16 3:25 PM
June 29, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Task Force on School Nursing

Agenda: Continue analyzing ideas to fund school nursing in Oregon and begin brainstorming recommendations to include in task force report.

When: Friday, July 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1A, 800 NE Oregon, Portland

The Task Force on School Nursing is a governor-appointed task force legislatively mandated by SB 698 (2015). The task force is charged with:
-- Examining health care funding sources to support school health services.
-- Recommending sustainable funding sources for school health services.
-- Recommending standards of school nursing practices.
-- Recommending ways to create a coordinated school health services model that directs an appropriate level of funding to school nursing and school-based health centers.



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No fireworks on school grounds
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 06/29/16 3:06 PM
Due to fire risk and the presence of construction material and equipment at some schools, fireworks will not be permitted on Vancouver Public Schools' grounds and parking lots this summer. The public will not be allowed to access any school property to discharge or use fireworks. Increased security patrols will monitor activity.

"We are taking added precautions to help ensure safety at all of our school sites," said Mick Hoffman, chief of operations. This is the second year that the district has prohibited fireworks on its properties.

Hudson's Bay High School's parking lot will be open on July 4 for those attending the celebration activities at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. However, setting off fireworks in the lot will be prohibited.
Update: Major Crimes Unit - Death Investigation
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/29/16 2:57 PM
UPDATE: 06/29/2016

Arrested: MARJAMA, Todd Richard Jr. DOB 04/21/1989 or Vancouver, WA.

Booked on a charge of Murder 1st degree

Following treatment for injuries at an area hospital, Marjama was booked into CCSO jail on a charge of Murder 1st degree. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this murder investigation and are not revealing the details of Marjama's injuries at this time. No further details or the identity of the victim are being released at this time.


At 20:47 hrs. today Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported disturbance with a weapon at a residence at 7312 NE 109th Ave. Arriving deputies discovered a deceased female at the residence had sustained an apparent gunshot wound. Neighbors reported that the male suspect had fled from the residence. Responding law enforcement caught the suspect a few blocks from the crime scene. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to a local hospital for injuries which are not life threatening. At this time it appears the victim and suspect are husband and wife, both 30's year of age and reside at the address. No other persons were injured. Names of those involved are being withheld at this time. Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating No further details are being released at this time.
Sheriff's Office Promotes a Safe 4th of July Holiday (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/29/16 1:14 PM
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June 29, 2016--Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office asks everyone to be safe and considerate when celebrating the 4th of July. In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired drivers, Sheriff's Deputies will be prepared to enforce laws related to illegal fireworks. Using or possessing illegal fireworks in Oregon is a Class C Misdemeanor.

Every year Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to complaints of holiday gatherings and other celebrations that get out of hand due to intoxication and illegal fireworks. These complaints include injuries, property damage and neighborhood disturbances. Pets and small children are also affected by loud noises from illegal fireworks that are often used late into the night. The public should also consider that damage or injury caused by a careless act involving fireworks can bring significant civil liability. Fire danger will be especially high during this unusually dry weather we have been experiencing.

Fire Marshals with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) support the Sheriff's Deputies enforcement during the holiday. TVF&R is another agency kept very busy with fire and medical calls on the 4th of July.

Oregon law bans possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than 6 feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Fireworks commonly referred to as bottle rockets, roman candles, and firecrackers are illegal in Oregon. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's provides information on legal and illegal fireworks (separate attachment).

Please remember to be safe, legal and considerate while celebrating Independence Day.


Attached Media Files: PDF Flier , Firework Flier
Update - Regional Major Crimes Investigating Assault on Toddler
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/29/16 1:01 PM
UPDATE: 06/29/2016
Arrested: HOLDER, Kyle Stephen Brian DOB 09/20/1983 of Vancouver, WA.
Booked into CCSO jail on a charge of Attempted Murder
Following his arrest, Holder was transported to an area hospital and treated for injuries sustained when a witness to the assault used a baseball bat to intervene and stop the assault on the child. Following medical treatment, Holder was booked into jail on a charge of attempted murder.
The victim, a two year old FEMALE is in critical condition at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel. Detectives with the Regional Major Crimes Team are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the assault.
The individual that intervened in the assault is declining offers to be interviewed by the media. No further details are being released at this time.


At 20:49 hrs. today Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported disturbance with a baseball bat at the Sunnyside Motel at 12200 NE Hwy 99. Responding deputies discovered that a male suspect was beating and kicking a two year old child when another resident of the motel attempted to intervene using the baseball bat to strike the suspect. The suspect was out of control, sheriff's deputies tased the suspect to bring him under control and take him into custody. The toddler was severely injured and was transported to Emanuel Hospital in critical condition. The suspect was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and will be booked into CCSO on Assault charges. No charges are anticipated on the resident using the baseball bat on the suspect. Detectives with the Regional Major Crimes Team are investigating. Names of those involved are being withheld at this time. No further details are being released at this time.
Metolius Loops Bikeway Designation Removed Due to Existing Plan Conflict (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/29/16 1:00 PM
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Joint News Release // Oregon Parks and Recreation Department + US Forest Service // June 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept., Alex Phillips, 503-986-0631 (desk), 503-480-9092 (cell)
Deschutes National Forest, Jean Nelson-Dean, 541-383-5561


Metolius Loops Bikeway Designation Removed Due to Existing Plan Conflict

Lebanon OR -- The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission voted to remove the Metolius Loops Scenic Bikeway designation at their June 29 public meeting in Lebanon. The change resolves a conflict with the pre-existing federal Wild and Scenic River Management Plan that preserves the natural qualities of Camp Sherman area by limiting promotions, among other things.

The State Scenic Bikeway designation is a promotional designation. Even without the label "Scenic Bikeway," all public roads in the area are available and open for bicycling.

The Metolius Loops State Scenic Bikeway was designated in 2011, and like all bikeways, was promoted nationally and internationally online and in print by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, its program partner Travel Oregon, and local bicycle and tourism proponents. This promotional mission unintentionally conflicted with the Metolius Wild and Scenic River Management Plan which was signed in 1997 by the Forest Service, following environmental analysis and public comment. The Metolius plan calls for protecting the area's primitive, historic character and preserving Outstandingly Remarkable Values by not permitting entities to promote the area, reducing congestion, managing signage to perpetuate historic character, and other standards. A goal is to limit conflict and crowding in the Metolius Basin to maintain a quality visitor recreation experience.

After discovering the problem two years ago, Camp Sherman residents, bikeway proponents, and staff with the U.S. Forest Service and OPRD tried unsuccessfully to resolve the inherent conflict between the two designations.

Because bikeways have to complement existing plans, the Metolius Loops route probably wouldn't earn designation if proposed today.

Since the Metolius bikeway was never signed, nothing will change on the ground at Camp Sherman with the removal of the Scenic Bikeway designation. Cycling will still be legal on those public roads, though the route will no longer be promoted in print and online by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Travel Oregon.

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Cherriots Extends West Salem Connector Pilot Project Until 2017
Cherriots - Salem Keizer Transit - 06/29/16 12:34 PM
June 29, 2016


The Connector bus has become a familiar sight in the hills of West Salem since it launched in June 2015. Now, this innovative bus service could be rolled out in other parts of Salem and Keizer.

This month, the Cherriots board of directors voted to extend the Connector pilot project until May 2017. This will allow for ongoing improvements to the West Salem Connector and for exploring the feasibility of creating new Connector service zones.

Flexible, on-demand transportation service is a national trend that's gaining momentum. During the past year, Cherriots has been contacted by transit districts throughout the U.S. that want to learn more about the Connector.

"A lot of districts face the same issues we do: a limited budget and growing demand for service," said Allan Pollock, Cherriots general manager. "Innovative technology means we could provide better service in a new way, connecting more people to the places they want to go."

How does the Connector work in West Salem? When riders book a trip online or on the phone, the Connector comes to a point within its service zone and connects the riders to regular Cherriots routes or takes them to their destination in the service zone. The Connector uses a smaller bus that only comes to a Connector point when it's requested. On average, Connector trips take about 10 minutes.

Trips can be booked in as little as 30 minutes in advance, and recurring trips -- for example, trips to work or regular appointments -- can be booked at the same time each day for up to three months.

In West Salem, most people book trips to the Glen Creek Transit Center located behind Roth's Fresh Market and then catch the Route 5/5A, which leaves for downtown Salem every 15 minutes.

"Being from West Salem, I'd like to say this is way better than what we had before," said Steve Evans, the Cherriots board director who represents West Salem. "The people I've talked to are excited about the flexibility of it. I'm hoping employees in the state-sponsored bus pass program will begin using the Connector."

While the trip booking software makes booking trips easy for riders, the first year of the pilot project was not without its hitches. Several bugs needed to be worked out -- for example, the text messages riders received to update them on their scheduled Connector trips were not always reliable.

"Now, the software, the driver and the passenger are all on the same page about when the bus is going to be there," said Matt Berggren, Connector project manager, during his presentation to the board of directors. "And one of the benefits of this, is it helps us move toward more real-time booking. One of our goals is to explore reducing the 30-minute advanced booking window."

During the next 12 months, Cherriots staff will continue to work on improving Connector service in West Salem, including the possibility of expanding the service zone to Salemtowne.

Cherriots staff also will be exploring the potential of creating one or two new service zones in Salem and Keizer. Residents interested in providing input or learning about potential new service zones can follow Cherriots on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up to receive emails from the transit district at Cherriots.org. The district will announce public outreach events through these channels, including the monthly meeting of the board of directors, where public testimony is invited.

For more information on the Connector, go to www.cherriots.org/connector.
Update: Linn County SAR looking for a missing Hiker near Marion Lake
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/29/16 11:54 AM
Update:

Undersheriff Jim Yon reports search and rescue efforts are continuing today in the search for missing hiker Sanford Rice. The Linn County Sheriff's Office and its numerous partners have been searching the area since Friday and have not located any signs him.

Today is going to be the last full day of searching before scaling back our efforts. We have four teams still in the area targeting specific locations and will continue to check areas when new information comes to light.

We have had unbelievable assistance from Eugene Mountain Rescue, Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Mountain Wave Communications, Lane County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office , Oregon Civil Air Patrol, and Oregon Air National Guard. Without these groups assistance, we would not have been able to search the area as well as it has. From air assets to K9's, everyone involved has made a concerted effort to locate Rice.

Please give the Rice family their needed space and privacy during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family.

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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports the Linn County County Sheriff's Office received a call yesterday at 1:40 pm about a missing hiker, Sanford David Rice, 75 years of age from Blachly Oregon, in the Marion Lakes area off Hwy 22. The caller reported Rice went for a day hike in the area and did not return home.

The Sheriff's Office sent deputies to the Marion Lake Trail head to look for him. They were able to locate his vehicle and entry receipts indicating he was doing a day hike. Deputies spoke with several hikers in the area and learned Rice had been last seen nearMarion Lake.

The Sheriff's Office also sent a Hasty Team to the area to start searching. They searched the area all night. In the morning, six members from the Linn County Mounted Posse responded to the area and began to search the area. Linn County SAR has 12 members searching the area on foot. Oregon Civil Air Patrol joined the search this morning and was conducting an air search.

The Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from other SAR groups from around the region to continue the search.


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Two Armed Men Rob Tigard Deli (Photo)
Tigard Police - 06/29/16 11:46 AM
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A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police on June 27 stated the Dotty's Deli in Tigard had been robbed. The deli and video poker business is located at 13500 SW Pacific Highway. One employee was inside the business when two men (image attached) allegedly entered minutes after it opened at 8:00 a.m. Both suspects were carrying a gun and demanded money from the lone employee. The suspects fled on foot after taking an undetermined amount of cash. No one was injured.

Soon after the 9-1-1 call was made, police arrived and set-up containment in the area. A K-9 track was conducted however no suspects were located. A witness described one suspect as a black male in his 50s and the other suspect as a younger, white male, likely in his 20s.

If anyone has information regarding the robbery or suspects; please contact the Tigard Police Tip Line at 503-718-COPS (2677). Tigard Police investigators believe the pair may be responsible for other similar robberies in Washington County. A Tigard hotel was also robbed the morning of June 28th with similar suspect descriptions. Tigard investigators are continuing to probe further the potential connections.


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Sharing the Road- Pedestrian Safety Operation On July 1 in Northwest Gresham
Gresham Police Dept - 06/29/16 11:36 AM
GRESHAM, Ore.-- The Gresham Police Department will conduct a pedestrian safety operation on July 1 at the intersection of NW Division St. and NW Overlook Ave. The department is hoping to raise pedestrian safety awareness for drivers and pedestrians through a two-pronged approach: education and enforcement of pedestrian right-of-way laws.

The operation will be conducted between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., with warning signs posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone. Pedestrian safety education is vital to keeping our roads safe.

Motorists must stop and yield to pedestrians who are waiting to cross, or who are already crossing the roadway. Motorists are also required to stop at all crosswalks when there is a vehicle already stopped in a lane next to the lane they are traveling in. Refer to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 811.028, failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian, for specifics on the law regarding drivers. Refer to ORS Chapter 814 for laws pertaining to pedestrians.

Funding for this pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact and Oregon's Department of Transportation. Additional operations will be scheduled during the summer and in September as the school year begins.





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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Beaverton Police Dept. - 06/29/16 11:34 AM
The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans. Families and friends gather and celebrate our country with food, parades, parties, and fireworks. For many people, the celebration includes alcohol and now possibly marijuana, but the holiday quickly goes from festive to fatal when people choose to drive impaired.

To crack down on impaired driving this Fourth of July weekend, the Beaverton Police Department will be out in full force, aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger.

This Fourth of July holiday, you can show your patriotism by helping to make Beaverton roads safer for everyone. Law enforcement is not messing around this Independence Day: if you're caught driving impaired, you will be arrested. Keep in mind that aside from putting your life and the lives of others at risk, driving impaired can also lead to serious consequences. A DUII arrest can mean time in jail, loss of your license, and steep financial expenses; the average DUII costs about $10,000.

In 2014, over the 4th of July holiday (6 p.m. July 3rd to 5:59 a.m. July 7th), 164 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Those preventable deaths make up 41% of the 397 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the 4th of July period.

The Beaverton Police recommend these simple tips to prevent impaired driving:
?,?Plan a safe way home before the fun begins.
?,?Before drinking or using marijuana, designate a non-impaired driver.
?,?If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a friend or family member, or use public transportation.
?,?If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, don't hesitate to contact the Beaverton Police by calling 911.
?,?If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

If you are stopped and believed to be impaired because of Marijuana, the Beaverton Police Department has officers who will evaluate you for impairment. These officers are Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) and have received specialty training on how to evaluate individuals who are impaired by drugs including marijuana.

Please make this Fourth of July one to remember for fun and not the tragedy of impaired driving.
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Oregon League of Minority Voters presents its Liberty & Hope Awards (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 06/29/16 11:18 AM
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LIBERTY & HOPE AWARDS -- The Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) presented its ninth annual Liberty & Hope Awards at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland on June 16. The honorees included Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Historical Society head Kerry Tymchuk (left) and John Jackley of the Portland Development Commission. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group also named Congressman John Lewis the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Kay Toran of the Volunteers of America and Sandra McDonough of the Portland Business Alliance served as co-emcees.

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Takedown of Massive Marijuana Grow In Rural Yamhill County (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/29/16 10:20 AM
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In the early morning hours of June 28th, the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) conducted an operation in rural Dayton which was the culmination of a two month investigation into the unlawful manufacture of marijuana on wetlands near the Willamette River. Due to safety concerns, the tactical portion of the operation was carried out by Oregon State Police SWAT.
The marijuana production, which was determined to be part of a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization (D.T.O.) was substantial in size, and resulted in the seizure of over 6,500 plants with a value of over 9 million dollars.
Located within the marijuana gardens, and taken into custody was Manuel Madrigal, 42 years of age. Madrigal, who shows a San Antonio, Texas address has a history of previous drug arrests. He was found by officers in an elaborate living area, complete with a kitchen, which was hidden under a tarp near the marijuana gardens.
Madrigal was arrested for federal drug trafficking charges and transferred to U.S. Marshal custody in Portland. This investigation is still ongoing.
Sheriff Svenson board chair for YCINT said that this is a good example of the dangers that we continue to face in Oregon, even though Marijuana is legal in certain quantities. "There is still a profit to be made in marijuana by these illegal organizations. As long as this continues we will need to remain diligent in our investigations to keep this money from being routed to other areas of criminal activity."
This is the first large scale D.T.O. marijuana grow operation located in Yamhill County in several years. Historically, these grows have been located on public lands in the mountains of western Yamhill County, and were difficult to access due to steep, dangerous terrain. This shows a shift in tactics by the drug trafficking organizations.
YCINT was assisted by Oregon State Police, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the McMinnville Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact YCINT at 503-472-6565.


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Gene Biggi Properties Awarded City's First Food Cart Pod Grant
City of Beaverton - 06/29/16 10:14 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Dana Biggi of Gene Biggi Properties has been awarded the city's first ever food cart pod competition grant.


Biggi plans to create a food cart pod on vacant land at the corner of SW Millikan and Rose Biggi. The project was selected because it will be a catalyst in a growing area near light rail, and because the property will accommodate a large number of carts to create an attraction in the area.


The city's grant competition offered up to $25,000 in matching funds to assist a new food cart pod in locating within central Beaverton's urban renewal district. The matching grant awarded by the city will reimburse predevelopment and/or construction related activities in creating the food cart pod. Features of the plan include using existing open space as an amenity area.


The city adopted new regulations in 2015 to accommodate food cart pods, which are an evolving trend in the region, attracting local employees, visitors, and residents alike.


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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Public Version of Real-Time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon Goes Live (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 06/29/16 9:30 AM
Detailed area of active wildfires can be seen using RAPTOR.
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Salem, Ore. -- June 29, 2016 -- The Real Time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon (RAPTOR) is now available for the public to view incident data about wildfires, areas impacted by flooding, live weather radar, contact information for county emergency managers and more.
"This application enables users to view and interact with critical maps, aerial imagery, hazards, weather and event related data via the internet anywhere anytime," says Daniel Stoelb, Geographic Information Systems program coordinator for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. "These maps offer information about what is happening geographically within our area."

RAPTOR is a web mapping application that allows users to spatially display interrelated and aggregated information from various systems in a geospatial platform. Specific elements of information include weather watches and warnings, local storm reports, live weather radar, road closures/delays, and active incidents. The public can access the application at http://arcg.is/1XVxzQ2.

RAPTOR supports Oregon's emergency operations plan by sharing information before, during, and after an incident such as a flood or wildfire. It allows OEM to develop, implement and share information with local and state partners, and enhances Oregon's overall disaster readiness.

For more information about RAPTOR, contact Daniel Stoelb, GIS program coordinator at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, at daniel.stoelb@state.or.us.


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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site to Host Author Janet Fisher
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 06/29/16 8:46 AM
On Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm, the National Park Service and the Friends of Fort Vancouver will host a book signing and lecture with author Janet Fisher.

Fisher's new novel, "The Shifting Winds," tells the story of the American pioneer experience in the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of Jennie Haviland, a young woman who settles in Oregon City with her family in the early 1840s. Jennie is at first upset by her family's relocation to the rugged Northwest, but Oregon's prospects look brighter when she meets a British Hudson's Bay Company clerk who asks to court her. But a brash American mountain man also seeks Jennie's affections. "The Shifting Winds" provides a fictionalized account of the tension between American settlers and the Hudson's Bay Company's operations at Fort Vancouver, which serves as a prominent setting in the novel.

Janet Fisher's great-great-grandmother was an Oregon Trail pioneer who went on to purchase her own farm in Oregon in 1868, which Fisher now owns and operates. The story of this farm is the subject of Fisher's first book, "A Place of Her Own."

From 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Fisher will deliver a lecture and sign copies of her book, which will be available for sale at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center Bookstore. From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Fisher will lead a tour of Fort Vancouver, discussing the history of the site through the lens of her novel. Entrance fees to the reconstructed fort will apply to tour attendees.

What: Book signing and tour with author Janet Fisher.

Where: Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661

When: Saturday, July 16, 2016. Book signing and lecture from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. A tour of Fort Vancouver highlighting themes and scenes from the novel will take place from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Cost: The lecture and book signing are free of cost. Entrance fees to the reconstructed fort will apply for attendees of the post-lecture tour.
Hillsboro Police Search For Missing Woman (Photo) *****update*****
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 06/29/16 8:28 AM
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The Hillsboro police department is searching for a missing endangered 81 year old woman suffering from dementia.

Hillsboro police patrol officers were alerted to a missing woman, AVGUSTA NAGIBOVA, age 81 of Hillsboro by her family. She was last seen late last evening near her residence on NW Trailwalk Way in Hillsboro.

Update - this missing person has been located and she has been found unharmed and in good health.

This missing person is canceled.

Prior release.
She suffers from dementia and may be confused and disoriented. She speaks only Russian and it is unknown where she may have been headed when she left on foot. She does use public transportation and may travel to Portland.

Mrs Nagibov is descried as being 5' tall with a thin build and gray hair. She has glasses and is likely wearing a head scarf.

If she is seen please call 9-1-1.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two Adults, Three Children in Washougal, WA
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/29/16 1:31 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on June 28, 2016, at approximately 9:30 p.m., in the 4500 block of Addy Street in Washougal, WA. The fire affected two adults, three children and five 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.
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Washougal fire sends one to hospital; three dogs rescued (Photo)
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 06/28/16 9:30 PM
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At approximately 7:40 pm on June 28, Camas-Washougal Fire Department received a report of a structure fire located in a mobile home trailer on Addy Street in Washougal. On arrival, crews found a single wide manufactured home with flames and smoke from an attached covered porch and from inside the structure. While crews worked to extinguish the fire, they were notified of a subject suffering from smoke inhalation. A CWFD paramedic crew treated and transported the patient to an area hospital for further treatment of smoke inhalation. At this time it is unknown if the transported patient was a resident of the home that was on fire. Crews also rescue three dogs from inside the structure and turned them over to the homeowners. The fire did not extend beyond the affected mobile home and no other persons were injured. Several units from CWFD and East County Fire and Rescue responded.

Preliminary reports indicate the fire may have started in a barbecue that the homeowner was using on the attached covered porch and then extended in to the home. Further determination of cause and origin will be pending following conclusion of a fire investigation by the CWFD fire marshal.


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Celebrate the Art of Dance through Beaverton's Ten Tiny Dances (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 06/28/16 4:57 PM
Last year’s Ten Tiny Dances featured unique performance, such as the tap duo of Addam Stell and Thomas Yale. Come experience ten unique dance performances on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Beaverton. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Last year’s Ten Tiny Dances featured unique performance, such as the tap duo of Addam Stell and Thomas Yale. Come experience ten unique dance performances on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Beaverton. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton will present the innovative Ten Tiny Dances(R) on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ten Tiny Dances is a free, public event that features a wide-variety of dancers who represent modern, contemporary and traditional ethnic dance forms.


"Beaverton Ten Tiny Dances is a highly anticipated and beloved summer event," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It exposes attendees to new dance forms while highlighting our community's diversity and passion for the arts."


This year's performances include traditional lion dance, East Indian dance, break dance, innovative contemporary dance, and more.


To fully experience Ten Tiny Dances, pick up a program, map and instructions at 10 a.m. at the Beaverton Farmers Market stage at SW Fourth Street and SW Washington. Performances begin simultaneously on each of the five stages at 10:30 a.m. and will repeat every half hour. Visit all five stages and you will experience a total of Ten Tiny Dances.


At 1 p.m. after the fifth round of dances completes, the public is invited to an artist talk-back under the sycamore tree in front of the library to chat with Ten Tiny Dances founder Mike Barber, event choreographers/dancers and learn more about the creative process behind the event.


Now in its eighth year, Ten Tiny Dances is designed to animate public spaces and raise the visibility of Beaverton's ethnic diversity. The event guides the audience to experience undiscovered spaces in Beaverton.


For more information about this event and its performers, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/TTD.


LOCATION OF DANCERS
Stage 1. Ava Roasteria?",Second & Hall
Mike Barber and Suba Ganesan
NW Lion and Dragon Dance Association


Stage 2. Emily Andrews Studio?",Third & Watson
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Tracy Broyles


Stage 3. City Park?",Fourth & Watson
Meshi Chavez & Yukiyo Kawano
Kalabharathi School of Dance


Stage 4. Book Corner?",Fifth & Washington
Addam Stell & TJ Yale
Uriah Boyd


Stage 5. Library Lawn?",Fifth & Hall
Fuchsia Lin & Andrea Parson
Linda K. Johnson


ABOUT TEN TINY DANCES
Choreographer and dancer Mike Barber came up with an interesting concept in 2002. Ten Tiny Dances(R) presents ten dance performances on a 4' x 4' stage, challenging the choreographers and dancers to use the limited space to fuel their creativity. Barber has presented Ten Tiny Dances in a wide range of settings, from warehouse spaces to trendy restaurants, and even on multiple stages, encouraging the audience to experience dance that has been created for a specific location.


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: Last year’s Ten Tiny Dances featured unique performance, such as the tap duo of Addam Stell and Thomas Yale. Come experience ten unique dance performances on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Beaverton. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Auto Pedestrian Crash In Tigard Critically Injures Man
Tigard Police - 06/28/16 4:43 PM
A 9-1-1 call sent Tigard Police to the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash at 6:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Tigard Police officers immediately rendered aid to the victim as well as redirected the quickly swelling traffic along Pacific Highway at Dartmouth Ave. Washington County CART arrived shortly after and began the crash investigation.

Witness statements provided to police indicated the victim, 32 year-old Jonathan Allen, appeared to attempt to cross Pacific Highway with disregard to traffic moving with a green light. In doing so, Allen was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. The driver involved stopped and remained at the scene. Allen was transported by ambulance to OHSU with apparent life-threatening injuries.

Northbound traffic along Pacific Highway was rerouted near the crash scene as police investigated the crash. Additionally, the exit to Pacific Highway from northbound Hwy 217 was closed approximately 2 hours while the crash investigation ensued. As a result, extensive traffic delays resulted during the morning commute along Pacific Highway and stretches of Hwy 217 in Tigard.
City Permit Center's engineering services temporarily unavailable on Wednesdays
City of Vancouver - 06/28/16 3:50 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver's engineering services counter at the City's Permit Center will be temporarily closed on Wednesdays starting June 29. The once-per-week closure will continue until this fall.

This temporary change will only affect residential and commercial developers needing engineering services, such as buying a water meter, getting a right-of-way permit or discussing their project with an engineering technician. These services will continue to be available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, as usual. Non-engineering services will continue to be available on Wednesdays.

Customers who are unsure if their business involves engineering services can email the Permit Center before they visit at PermitCenter@cityofvancouver.us.

The City's Permit Center is located on the first floor of Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St. The Permit Center receives and processes applications for building and development permits, land use permits, home occupation permits, public utility connections, civil engineering intake and routing, and single trade permits.

For more information about Vancouver's engineering services, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/EngineeringServices.

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Deputies Investigating Shooting Near Woodburn ***Update 4 Final*** (Photo)
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Corrected Information: The marijuana grows viewed by media have been determined to be located on a separate private property, the marijuana grow is a legal grow and not associated with the tragic events that took place yesterday afternoon.

Yesterday at 11:05 a.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to 13436 Kiliam Road NE, near Woodburn. At 11:21 a.m., when Deputies arrived they found two deceased victims, and two additional victims who were all injured from gunfire.

Deputies on scene treated the victims for their injuries and loaded them on to awaiting ambulances. Katie Gildersleeve, age 30, of Logsden, Oregon was transported to Emanuel Hospital in Portland by ambulance and she later died of her injuries. The second victim Refugio Modesto-DeLaCruz, age 27, was also transported by ambulance to OHSU and he is currently in critical condition but expected to survive his injuries.

Deputies searched the residence and the surrounding area with K9's and an airplane provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were able to obtain a vehicle and suspect description on scene which was broadcast to all local police agencies. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the suspect was located driving east on Interstate 84, near The Dalles. Oregon State Troopers, deputies with Hood River County Sheriff's Office and the Hood River Police Department stopped the vehicle being driven by Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, age 29 and he was taken into custody without incident.

Upon further investigation detectives identified Ruben Rigoberto-Reyes, age 60 and Edmundo Amaro-Bajonero, age 26 as the two males killed at the Kiliam residence. The victims Refugio, Ruben and Edmundo are residents at the Kiliam Road address, and Ms. Gildersleeve was the girlfriend of another resident who was not present at the time of the shooting. The suspect Bonifacio is known to frequent the property.

At this point in the investigation all further releases of information will be managed by the Marion County District Attorney's Office. The Sheriff's Office sends it condolences to the families of the victims and we hope that media will be respectful of those families during their grieving period.




The man detectives believe is responsible for today's triple homicide has been booked into the Marion County Jail. Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez, age 29 will be arraigned tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Circuit Court Annex for the crimes of Aggravated Murder x 3 and Attempted Aggravated Murder. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases this evening, a time for additional releases has not yet been determined.



Today at 11:05 a.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 13000 block of Kiliam Road NE, near Woodburn. At 11:21 a.m., when Deputies arrived they found two deceased victims, and two additional victims were injured from gunfire.

Deputies were able to obtain a vehicle and suspect description on scene which was broadcast to all local police agencies. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the suspect was stopped by the Oregon State Police on Interstate 84, east of Portland, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The victims in this case are all adults, 3 males and 1 female, tragically the female has died at the hospital and the male remains in critical condition. The Sheriff's Office is not prepared at this time to release details regarding the relationship of the victims and shooter or their identities. The Sheriff's Office will release the suspects name and photograph once he has been booked into the Marion County Jail, that time frame is unknown.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Woodburn Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.




Approximately 10 minutes ago the suspect in today's shooting was detained by the Oregon State Police just east of Portland. No further details are available at this time.



The Marion County Sheriffs Office is on scene and investigating a shooting that took place today in the 13000 block of Kiliam Road NE. The Sheriff's Office can confirm there are two vicitms who are deceased and two vicitms transported to OHSU and Emanuel.

The Sheriff's Office is still actively searching for the single suspect in the shooting. We are very early in the investigation and very few details are available for release at this time. As information becomes available we will update this release.


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Julie Green's "My New Blue Friends" to be exhibited in the Governor's Office July 7-Sept. 7 (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 06/28/16 3:03 PM
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June 28, 2016, Salem, OR -- Corvallis artist Julie Green will exhibit "My New Blue Friends" in the Governor's Office, in the Capitol Building in Salem, July 7 through Sept. 7.

"My New Blue Friends" consists of air-brushed egg tempura paintings depicting abstractions of everyday foods. Inspired by blue-flow ceramics, a technique in which the blue glaze was deliberately blurred, the series presents softly abstracted repetitive shapes in fluctuating tones of blue: a contemporary take on a traditional decorative art form. Green is best-known for her ongoing 16-year project "The Last Supper," which depicts meal requests of U.S. death-row inmates painted in cobalt blue mineral paint on second-hand plates.

"My New Blue Friends" is an oblique response to "The Last Supper," extending Green's exploration of food while providing a lighter and less literal interpretation of the subject.
Born in Japan, Green has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, and has been a recipient of honors and awards including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, an ArtPrize Juror's Choice Award and a 2016 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. She has been featured in The New York Times, a Whole Foods mini-documentary, National Public Radio, Ceramics Monthly and Gastronomica, and her egg tempera is included in the seventh edition of "A World of Art," published by Prentice Hall. Green is a Professor of Art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor in Portland.

The Art in the Governor's Office Program honors selected artists in Oregon with exhibitions in the reception area of the Governor's Office in the State Capitol. Artists are nominated by a statewide committee of arts professionals who consider artists representing the breadth and diversity of artistic practice across Oregon, and are then selected by the Arts Commission with the participation of the Governor's Office. Only professional, living Oregon artists are considered and an exhibit in the Governor's office is considered a "once in a lifetime" honor. Artists whose work has previously been shown in the Governor's office include Henk Pander, Michele Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Margot Thompson, Gordon Gilkey and Yuji Hiratsuka.



The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org

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Attached Media Files: My New Blue Friends and Wallpaper by Julie Green
Northeast Oregon scratching off wins
Oregon Lottery - 06/28/16 3:01 PM
June 28, 2016 - Salem, Ore. -- Northeast Oregon is known for its lush fertile farmland, awe-inspiring canyons, mighty rivers and two big Oregon Lottery Scratch-it jackpot wins within a week.

Last week, Larry Storment, a retired railroad engineer, learned he won a $50,000 jackpot playing the Oregon Lottery's 2nd Chance Drawing, where players register their non-winning scratch-its for a chance at the top prize. Storment, from Hermiston, said he was going to use his winnings to fix his house.

Monday, Walt Hinz, of Stanfield -- just over five miles from Hermiston -- won $100,000 on the Oregon Lottery's newest Scratch-it, Wheel of Fortune.

"I had won money on another scratch-it so I was playing with my winnings," Hinz said when he claimed his prize. "I love playing at Main Street Market. They are so nice there and are great with the Lottery games."

Hinz, who is retired from the city of Stanfield, said he plans use his winnings to fix up his house and celebrate his 18th wedding anniversary with his wife Nancy. He purchased the ticket from Stanfield's Main Street Market in Stanfield.

In the past week, Scratch-it winners from Umatilla County have taken home $150,000 and for the year players have claimed from the Salem and Wilsonville Lottery offices more than $437,000 playing Scratch-its.

Hinz won one of two $100,000 prizes available on the $10 Wheel of Fortune Scratch-it. So Oregon Lottery players still have a chance to win up to $100,000 playing the new Wheel of Fortune Scratch-it.

"Wheel of Fortune is the latest entry into the Lottery's 'family of games' Scratch-it offerings," said Interim Traditional Product Manager Tina Erickson. "The Wheel of Fortune Scratch-it has been popular throughout the lottery industry and we are excited to offer it in Oregon. The game features four different tickets at different prices, with different top prizes. The $1 Wheel of Fortune game has a $5,000 top prize, the $2 game has a $10,000, the $5 ticket carries a $50,000 top prize, and the $10 ticket has a top prize of $100,000."

Lottery officials recommend that players always sign the back of the Oregon Lottery tickets to ensure their claim on the prize. In the event of winning a jackpot, winners 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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Fire Season and Celebration
Sheridan Fire District - 06/28/16 2:55 PM
With last year's fire season, still very fresh in the minds of your local firefighters. And the recent grass and wildland fire activity that have occurred in Yamhill and Polk Counties. To include the second fire conflagration declared by Governor Brown (06-08-2016) this year. I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to personally ask each and every one of you out there. To please exercise extreme fire safety this summer with your Bar-B-Qs, Warming - Campfires Fires. And fireworks as the 4th of July approaches.
The 4th of July holiday is always a busy time of year. It is a day of parades, fun in the park, barbecues and of course fireworks. The Sheridan Fire District would like to remind you to keep the day safe and don't get burned with fireworks. Fireworks go on sale in Oregon on June 23 this year.
At the start of this Oregon fireworks sales season, it's a good time for a reminder on the safety basics of fireworks use. Last year, there were 117 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon, resulting in more than $1.6 million in property damage. In the past five years there were over 1,000 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon, tragically resulting in one death, 62 serious injuries, and nearly $5 million in property damage. Independence Day is one of the busiest days of the year for fire and police departments.
Buying fireworks from a permitted facility helps ensure you are buying legal and compliant fireworks for use throughout Oregon. Fireworks purchased in one state may not be legal in another state. Fireworks illegal in the State of Oregon are any type that fly, explode, eject balls of fire or move across the ground more than 6 feet or into the air more than 12 inches. This includes aerial or "sky lanterns" which have recently become popular
BE PREPARED: Only use fireworks that are LEGAL FOR USE IN OREGON. Always read the directions of the firework you are about to use. Set up a bucket of water or have a hose ready to douse any misfired fireworks or fires. Soak used fireworks in water prior to disposing of them
BE SAFE: Only use fireworks outdoors, on a non¬combustible surface keeping away from cars, buildings, and combustible vegetation. Never alter fireworks or make your own. Never pick up or try to re¬light a "dud".
BE RESPONSIBLE: Store fireworks, lighters and matches out of reach of children. Supervise the area where fireworks are being used and make sure everyone is kept a safe distance away from the fireworks. Alcohol use can contribute to an even greater risk of injury or fire when combined with fireworks use, please be responsible.
BE AWARE: Use only legal fireworks. Use fireworks only in legal places. Fireworks are prohibited on all beaches, State Parks, & State or Federal Forest lands.
Until Next Month, Be Safe Out There,
Bill Alguire, Fire Chief
Sheridan Fire District, 503-843-2467
City of Beaverton Awards Community Arts Grants (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 06/28/16 2:43 PM
The City of Beaverton’s Arts Program awarded 2016 community grants to 11 local groups, including the Beaverton Civic Theatre (pictured: 2015 production of A Little Princess). (Photo/City of Beaverton)
The City of Beaverton’s Arts Program awarded 2016 community grants to 11 local groups, including the Beaverton Civic Theatre (pictured: 2015 production of A Little Princess). (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Arts Program has awarded 2016 community grants to the following projects. The grants are funded by the City of Beaverton and Beaverton Arts & Culture Foundation.


Beaverton Civic Theatre -- Addams Family Broadway workshop
Beaverton Symphony Orchestra -- Free and subsidized ticket program
Big Horn Brass -- Holiday concert
Encore Senior Players -- Summer and fall program support
Experience Theatre Project -- A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Round
Huitzilopochtli -- Azteca art, dance and traditions in Beaverton
ISing Choir -- 2016/2017 season
Jayanthi Raman -- Erasing Borders Global Dance production
Masque Alfresco -- Summer park tour
Nancy Ryles Elementary -- Celebrate Culture Night
Painted Sky Northstar -- Outreach performances to Beaverton schools


More information about these projects is available at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Arts. The next cycle of arts community grants will open in January 2017.


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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Play Ball! The Original Rules of Baseball on Exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society July 1 -- October 9 (Photo)
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Portland, OR -- June 28, 2016 -- Documents that the Official Historian of Major League Baseball declared "the Magna Carta of America's national pastime" will be on exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland (1200 SW Park Avenue) beginning this Friday, July 1, through October 9, 2016. The exhibit will be the first public display of these nineteenth century papers, which only recently came to light at an auction in California.

The hand-written documents were drafted by Daniel "Doc" Adams and presented at an unprecedented special meeting of all New York area baseball clubs in 1857. The documents, entitled "Laws of Base Ball," conclusively set the game's rules, among which included establishing ninety-foot base paths, assigning nine players to a side, and fixing the duration of the game at nine innings. A full transcription of the documents is available upon request; please email rachel.randles@ohs.org for a copy.

MEDIA PREVIEW
Media are invited to an exclusive preview of the exhibit with OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk on Thursday, June 30 at 11am. Please email rachel.randles@ohs.org if you plan to attend.

Baseball fans will also want to mark their calendars for Tuesday, August 2, as OHS will host John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball, for a lecture on the history of America's favorite game. The lecture begins at 7pm at the First Congregational Church (1126 SW Park Avenue). Tickets are $25 and are available online at johnthorn.brownpapertickets.com.

John Thorn is the author of Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game and co-author of The Hidden Game of Baseball, which established alternative statistics later recognized and adopted as official by Major League Baseball. A sought-after consultant for exhibits and documentaries on America's game, Thorn also talks baseball with fans on his MLB blog, Our Game.

The Oregon Historical Society's museum is open seven days a week, Monday -- Saturday from 10am -- 5pm and Sunday from 12pm -- 5pm. The museum and exhibit will also be open on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, from 10am -- 5pm. Admission is $11, and discounts are available for students, seniors, and youth. Admission is free for OHS members and Multnomah County residents thanks to the recent renewal of the Oregon Historical Society levy.


About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.


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Media Invite: Credit Unions Commit $1 Million to Seattle Children's Hospital Wed. June 29 2:00 p.m.
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/28/16 1:45 PM
SeaTac, WA. -- The last thing a family with a sick child needs to worry about is how the bills will be paid. Seattle area credit unions--which contributed over $1 million to Seattle Children's Hospital in the last decade--have a solution to help families.

Wednesday, June 29, they will announce a commitment to raise an additional $1 million over the next five years, and it is being earmarked toward "uncompensated care" expenses that insurance doesn't cover and families can't afford.

How great is the need? Fill up Safeco Field about three times, to represent the number of patients for whom Seattle Children's Hospital provided nearly $112 million in "uncompensated care" last year.

"Medical bills are a leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.," said Jim Morrell, CEO of Shelton-based Peninsula Credit Union. "Through Credit Unions for Kids, we're positioned to help families prepare for those situations ahead of time and avoid financial catastrophe."

In recognition of the commitment, Seattle Children's Hospital will name its level 6 Skybridge after Credit Unions for Kids on June 29 at 2:00 p.m. Credit Unions for Kids was founded by Northwest credit unions 30 years ago, and is now a national charity that has contributed over $150 million to the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

"Seattle Children's is so fortunate to have Credit Unions for Kids as a partner to help us continue to keep our promise to our community that we will provide the best care to all children regardless of their families' ability to pay," said Michele Smith, Seattle Children's Board Trustee. "It's an incredible promise that can only be kept due to the generosity of our corporate sponsors like Credit Unions for Kids."

Smith noted that uncompensated care fundraising is vital, to lift the burden off families and provide solace during a difficult time. A former Seattle Children's patient will attend the Skybridge dedication, to talk about the benefit of focusing on healing rather than costs.

Media Invitation:
What: Credit Unions Commit $1 Million to Seattle Children's Hospital; Skybridge Dedication
When: Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Level 6 Skybridge, Seattle Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way, N.E. Seattle, WA 98105

As some media reservations are already made, additional teams will be accommodated. Please email lheider@nwcua.org by 1PM Wednesday if you are attending. A member of Seattle Children's public relations team will meet media at the River entrance at 1:45 p.m. Please bring a photo ID for check-in. Parking is available in LOT 1: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/main-hospital/map/




The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their 5.2 million members. Credit unions help members reach their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. Because credit unions are local and member driven, they provide financial education and invest in making their communities better. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.


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YWCA Clark County Celebrates 100 Years of Empowering Women with Summer Reunion
YWCA Clark County - 06/28/16 1:41 PM
Vancouver, WA -- YWCA Clark County is celebrating its Centennial Year with a free Summer Reunion event at Esther Short Park on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm. A special program at 2:00 will honor former Executive Director and longtime community activist, Joyce Kilpatrick. This is a family-friendly event for the entire community. Current and former staff, volunteers, donors, supporters and participants are invited to gather together in celebration of the lives transformed through the last 100 years of service.

Since 1916, YWCA Clark County has been on a mission to empower women through mentorship, fellowship, education, and support. YWCA Clark County began as a lunch counter at 808 Main Street serving women who were in the workforce and needed a safe place to eat and gather during the workday. This comradery and support eventually extended to young women and over the years created programs focused on developing leadership and business skills, community service, health and wellness and social justice. YWCA Clark County was one of the first allies of NAACP in the fight for civil rights, one of the first to advocate for equal rights for women and for marriage equality. YWCA Clark County has also had exemplary women leaders such as Val Ogden, Valree Joshua, Jean Lacey, Joyce Kilpatrick and many others who dedicated their lives and careers to social justice and equality for all.
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. The SafeChoice Domestic Violence shelter serves 1,400 victims of domestic violence each year. YWCA also operates the only Sexual Assault and CASA programs in Southwest Washington. The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program assists over 600 foster children each year. In addition, YWCA is committed to serving older foster youth through the Independent Living Skills Program which helps 15-21 year olds prepare to live independently from 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.
YWCA Clark County is hosting a Centennial Gala on September 10, 2016 at The Hilton Vancouver featuring a special "This is Your Life" program, multi-course dinner and dancing. Tickets are available at www.ywcaclarkcounty.org/gala.
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Traffic Safety Team Adding Holiday Patrols (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/28/16 1:31 PM
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This Friday deputies will be adding extra patrols to our Marion County roadways through the 4th of July weekend. Made possible by grants through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation, our Traffic Safety Team members will be out in force looking for motorists who are driving under the influence.

According to the National Highway Traffics Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 over the 4th of July holiday (6 p.m. July 3rd to 5:59 a.m. July 7th), 164 people were killed in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Those preventable deaths make up 41% of the 397 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the 4th of July period.

The Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend, but please if you're celebrating have a plan to drive sober.


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City of Salem Prepares for Enhanced Fourth of July Celebration ~ Fireworks, Local Food Vendors and Extensive Music Featured at Capital City Spectacular
City of Salem - 06/28/16 1:26 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CITY OF SALEM CONTACTS
Becky George, Recreation Supervisor
City of Salem, Public Works
503-588-6261 | bgeorge@cityofsalem.net

Maureen A. Kenney, Public Relations Manager
City of Salem, City Manager's Office
503-588-6363 | mkenney@cityofsalem.net

Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame (503) 588-6178.

NORTHWEST BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS CONTACTS
Stephen Munshaw, Executive Director
503-836-2266 | smunshaw@me.com

Bill Wilkson, Media Contact
503-508-1273 | billwilkson@msn.com

For more information and online ticket sales (for reserved concert seating), please visit: www.northwestbroadway.com.

City of Salem Prepares for Enhanced Fourth of July Celebration
Fireworks, Local Food Vendors and Extensive Music Featured at Capital City Spectacular

The City of Salem is preparing historic Riverfront Park for an enhanced Fourth of July Celebration, being called "Capital City Spectacular" which will feature fireworks, local food vendors and extensive music. At 10:00 p.m., spectacular fireworks, set to patriotic, symphonic chorus and orchestra music, will display over the Willamette River.

Park access will be free and open to the public all day. There will be no fee to access the Amphitheater, Carousel, Pavilion, North Meadow area or North Parking Lot.

CITY OF SALEM SPONSORSHIP AND SERVICES
The City is sponsoring the fireworks for the celebration as well as preparing the park for entertainment by providing garbage services, security, staff and restrooms.

NEW This Year!
Northwest Broadway Productions, based in Salem, Oregon, has contracted with the City of Salem this year to produce the entertainment and coordinate the food vendors, all of which will be enclosed in the South Meadow area of the park. The South Meadow is a large grassy area immediately adjacent to the carousel (please refer to the attached info-graphic).

A general admission fee of $3.00 will be charged to access this area and for premium/reserved concert seating, the fee is $20.00 (gate admission included). The fees charged, as well as a small City subsidy, will help defray the cost of the expanded entertainment for this year's celebration.

South Meadow Entertainment SCHEDULE
1:00-7:00 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT ~ A variety of pop, classical, patriotic and jazz music performed by local and national musicians

8:30-10:00 p.m. EVENING CONCERT ~ Featuring familiar classical, patriotic and standard American classics performed by special, local musicians and guests

The entertainment lineup includes the Willamette Master Chorus, Capital City Singers and Capital City Spectacular Orchestra with members of the Oregon Symphony, Salem Philharmonic, Oregon Ballet Orchestra and Sistine Chapel veterans.

For more information about the concert and food vendors as well as online ticket sales (for premium/reserved concert seating), please visit: www.northwestbroadway.com.

BACKGROUND
In the last two years, approximately 10,000-12,000 people attended the annual fireworks display. This includes people at Riverfront Park, Wallace Marine Park and Chemeketa Parkade. Turnout is expected to increase with this year's event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information from the City of Salem, please contact Becky George, Recreation Supervisor, City of Salem, Public Works at 503-588-6261 or via e-mail at bgeorge@cityofsalem.net.
Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.

And, to contact Northwest Broadway Productions (regarding concert or food vendors), please call Executive Director, Stephen Munshaw at 503-836-2266 or e-mail smunshaw@me.com. For more information about the concert and food vendors as well as online ticket sales (for reserved concert seating), please visit: www.northwestbroadway.com.

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Attached Media Files: At 10:00 p.m., spectacular fireworks, set to patriotic, symphonic chorus and orchestra music, will display over the Willamette River.
Dr. Helen Sharp to Lead Pacific University's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Photo)
Pacific University - 06/28/16 12:01 PM
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FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University College of Education dean Leif Gustavson has announced the appointment of Dr. Helen Sharp as director of the college's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Sharp succeeds founding director Dr. Marty Fischer, who is retiring at the end of the academic year. Sharp begins her tenure on Aug. 15 and comes to Pacific from Western Michigan University, where she has been an associate professor of speech pathology and audiology since 2009. A licensed speech-language pathologist in Michigan who has previously been licensed in California, Illinois and Iowa, Sharp possesses more than 25 years of clinical practice.

Her professional service also includes numerous committee positions, including a stint on the National Institutes of Health's Data Safety Monitoring Board (2001-06), and most recently, as chair of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association's Policies and Procedures Task Force. Additionally, she served as the ACPCA president in 2014.

Sharp earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in speech and hearing science from the University of Iowa, where she later taught as a faculty member. She has extensive teaching experience in the areas of ethics, counseling, cleft palate and undergraduate education, and is a prolific scholar, having authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and commentaries. She has also presented extensively both domestically and internationally.

"Helen brings extensive experience in strategic planning, ethics, program development and assessment," Gustavson said. "I can't think of a better person to lead the school in its next phase of growth and success."

Launched in 2011 within Pacific's College of Education, the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a master's degree in speech-language pathology, post-baccalaureate program in speech-language pathology, and a minor in communication sciences and disorders.


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Marine Unit rescues two overcome by cold, fatigue while trying to swim across Willamette River; CCSO urges safety (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/28/16 11:45 AM
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CCSO urges cold-water caution, personal floatation devices
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At around 1:38 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a swimmer struggling in the water at Dahl Beach, in the Clackamas River at the mouth of the Willamette River in Gladstone.

The call soon became more complicated than that.

The 911 caller had told dispatch that a woman who was not wearing a life jacket was struggling to stay afloat. The woman had called back to her friends saying she couldn't move -- and she was reportedly going under the surface of the water.

Marine Unit Sgt. Thoroughman and Deputy Griffith quickly responded by boat to the location where the woman was last sighted.

They soon observed a woman who appeared to be struggling in the water, later identified as Angel Clyde, age 22. The deputies threw her a Type-4 throwable flotation device, grabbed her arm and led her to the back of the boat, pulling her onto the swim deck of the boat before placing her inside the passenger seating area.

Sgt. Thoroughman then maneuvered the boat and located a SECOND person in apparent distress -- later identified as a 16-year-old girl.

Sgt. Thoroughman maneuvered the boat to the second subject, who had made it to a rock near the shoreline.

Deputy Griffith grabbed her arms and asked her to climb on board the swim deck. The girl told deputies she was too weak to climb onboard -- so Deputy Griffith lifted her onboard by grabbing her wrists.

Once all parties were safely inside the boat's passenger seating area, Sgt. Thoroughman drove the boat across the river to awaiting medical personnel.

Deputies learned the two women had been attempting to swim across the river when the 16-year-old subject began struggling due to the effects of the cold water. The girl began to shout for help while having a hard time swimming; she finally made it to the rock -- but was then unable to stand or move due to cold and exhaustion once she reached it. Ms. Clyde was also reportedly getting tired by the time Marine deputies arrived on scene and retrieved her from the water.

Ms. Clyde was cold but otherwise uninjured. AMR checked the 16-year-old for injuries and contacted her parents in Seattle.

The Sheriff's Office wants to remind swimmers: The water is colder than you think. Underestimating river temperature has led to several tragic drownings on county waterways in recent years. Don't let poor judgment turn you into a sad statistic. Anyone swimming or boating in local waterways should always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device.

You can find additional water-safety tips here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2015-06-01-CCSOPR-WaterSafetyTips.html

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News-release archive:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/newsarchive.html

REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us


Attached Media Files: Archive photo 2: river enforcement , Archive photo 1: river enforcement
A Portland air quality study reminds us of the importance of trees (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/28/16 11:42 AM
Pedestrians enjoying the benefits of a healthy urban canopy in Salem
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With all of the recent headlines in the news about air pollutants, schools with drinking water concerns and other stories about environmental contaminants, it's nice to hear some good news for a change.

A surprising study at Portland State University has revealed that trees soak up more urban pollutants than previously known.

"It's easy to overlook the important contaminant-cleansing roles that trees play in our cities," says Oregon Department of Forestry's Community Assistance Forester Kristin Ramstad. "This study reminds us of all the work a city's trees do behind-the-scenes," she adds.

The PSU researchers -- Meenakshi Rao, Linda A. George, Todd N. Rosenstiel, Vivek Shandas and Alexis Dinno -- have been examining mobile sources of air pollution (primarily cars and trucks) and measuring nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at 144 sites in Portland.

"One of the discoveries in terms of trees is that the amount of pollutants - like nitrogen dioxide - trees remove is even greater than expected," says Shandas. For those living in or near cities like Salem, Portland and Eugene (all three cities are Tree Cities - a title designated by the Arbor Day Foundation), it's important to consider the benefits trees provide.

Exactly how is it that trees make a city more livable? Clean air, clean water, shade, wildlife habitat and enhanced property values are only a few contributions trees make to communities. Another finding of the new study? Air quality can vary from neighborhood-to-neighborhood.

Planning strategically to improve air quality
"Community leaders and others involved with managing urban forests often take measures that help improve air quality," says Ramstad. "These actions include planting long-lived trees that can reduce long-term pollutant accumulation, planting trees to shade parked cars, planting trees in polluted or heavily populated areas and maintaining large, healthy trees, which can have the greatest per-tree pollution-reducing effects."

Tree benefits - like air quality and the human health connection - are topics frequently explored by urban forestry professionals and researchers. A 2013 U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study on urban trees found that trees reduce fine particulate air pollution, saving an average of eight lives every year in New York City. That study was discussed at a Board of Forestry meeting held two years ago to discuss urban forestry topics.

In the PSU study - titled "Assessing the Relationship Among Urban Trees, Nitrogen Dioxide and Respiratory Health" - researchers are finding that reductions in nitrogen dioxide associated with trees is large enough to make a discernible contribution to improved human respiratory health. And, according to the U.S. Forest Service, keeping a city's trees healthy helps its population stay healthy: one hundred trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Enhancing canopy in Salem
Patricia Farrell, a City of Salem natural resource specialist, has much to say on the topic. Farrell authored the city's "Community Forestry Strategic Plan" in 2009.

"The City of Salem has been working several years with Friends of Trees to expand Salem's urban canopy," says Farrell, who adds "improving air quality is one of several key goals." Salem has also been keen about making a difference in under-served neighborhoods. "This is the fourth year Salem has been working towards enhancing canopy in lower income parts of the city which abut the I-5 corridor," adds Farrell.

In Portland, researchers estimate that nitrogen dioxide reduction associated with trees could result in significantly fewer incidences of respiratory problems, accounting for approximately $7 million in health benefits annually. The Portland State study shows a need to monitor air pollutants on a local scale to help the public assess health impacts.

"We now have a very detailed inventory and picture of Portland's tree canopy, which can help us understand the services they provide," says Shandas. Researchers hope that eventually key trees species will be intentionally planted to maximize local nitrogen dioxide removal while taking in other factors including ozone and allergen production.

The non-profit Friends of Trees also takes a keen interest and leadership role in better understanding and sharing the positive health impacts of well-canopied neighborhoods. "We feel that the benefits to human well-being provided by urban trees is really turning out to be one the most compelling reasons for people to want to plant trees in their yards or along their streets," says Kris Hikari, regional program manager with Friends of Trees.

Researcher Shandas recommends examining tree cover and local demographics to prioritize locations where new trees can contribute the most to public health outcomes. A new "trees and health" app (found online at http://map.treesandhealth.org/) works on phones or laptops and is available to help urban forestry proponents in this endeavor.

These newest findings are yet another confirmation of the importance of green infrastructure -- trees, open space, vegetation and other natural assets -- in providing environmental, economic and social benefits vital to healthy living in today's urban environment.


Attached Media Files: Pedestrians enjoying the benefits of a healthy urban canopy in Salem
City of Tualatin Names New Chief of Police
City of Tualatin - 06/28/16 11:22 AM
6/28/2016- Today the City of Tualatin announces that Bill Steele has been selected to serve as Tualatin's new Chief of Police, following the retirement of Kent Barker on June 24, 2016. Chief Bill Steele's first day with the City will be July 5, 2016.

Over the last five months, the City conducted a nationwide search to identify the next Police Chief. Chief Steele emerged as the final, most qualified candidate and best fit for the community.

"We are thrilled to have Chief Steele on board as the next leader of our Tualatin Police Department," said City Manager Sherilyn Lombos, "he brings a depth of experience, leadership, relationships and values that will serve Tualatin well into the future."

Chief Steele comes to the City of Tualatin with 20 years of law enforcement and community leadership experience. He most recently served as the Chief Deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's office, where he served over 575,000 residents and managed nearly 600 employees. Starting with Washington County in 1996 as a Patrol Deputy, Chief Steele advanced his career through the department, serving in a number of roles including Patrol Lieutenant and Patrol Division Commander. In 2012, he also served as the interim Chief of Police with the City of Forest Grove. He is a dedicated and committed professional with a proven track record of promoting strong inter-agency relationships and building cooperation with public safety partners.

Citing Tualatin's commitment to serving its community, Chief Steele stated "I'm truly honored to serve as the next Chief of Police in Tualatin and I look forward to assisting in their mission. Tualatin is an amazing city and I'm excited to be a part of its future."

A welcoming reception is planned for Monday, July 11 at 4:30p at the Juanita Pohl Center; all are welcome.

For more information, please contact the Tualatin City Manager's office at 503-691-3065 or twilliams@ci.tualatin.or.us.


Attached Media Files: 2016-06/3053/95682/Tualatin_Names_New_Police_Chief_6.28.16.pdf
Mega Millions jackpot quietly grows to $390 million
Oregon Lottery - 06/28/16 11:06 AM
The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing has quietly been building to its current $390 million level. And if there is no Mega Millions jackpot winner tonight, the jackpot for Friday's drawing will grow to an estimated $415 million.

"The current Mega Millions jackpot is tied for fourth among all-time Mega Millions jackpots," said Lottery spokesman Chuck Baumann. "The largest Mega Millions jackpot, $656 million, was won in 2012."

While Oregon Lottery officials are still waiting for the state's first Mega Millions jackpot winner, Oregon Mega Millions players have won more than $8.8 million in prizes since Mega Millions was first offered in Oregon in March 2010. Mega Millions is currently played in 46 jurisdictions including Oregon.

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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City Council Adopts Budget in Support of Public Safety and Community Livability
City of Salem - 06/28/16 10:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CONTACT PERSONS:

Kelley Jacobs, Budget Officer
City of Salem, City Manager's Office
503-588-6049 | kjacobs@cityofsalem.net

Maureen A. Kenney, Public Relations Manager
City of Salem, City Manager's Office
503-588-6363 | mkenney@cityofsalem.net

Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame (503) 588-6178.

City Council Adopts Budget in Support of Public Safety and Community Livability
More Funding Allocated for Firefighter Staffing

Last night, the Salem City Council approved a new budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year (FY 2016-17). The FY 2016-17 budget goes into effect on July 1, 2016. The new budget will support City services and fund public safety and community livability priorities for the City of Salem (Oregon) including:

~ Allocating an additional $1.7M to the Fire Department to improve fire and emergency medical response

~ Ensuring the safety of our water supply and treatment of wastewater with additional employees

~ Increasing safety and security for businesses and visitors downtown, by adding two police officers to the downtown enforcement unit

~ Repairing and renovating more sidewalks by adding $90,000 to the FY 2016-17 Sidewalk Repair Program budget bringing the total to $1 million for the fiscal year

~ Increasing park patrols with a half-time park ranger position in anticipation of the opening of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge

~ Responding more quickly to reports of building code violations with an additional employee

~ Making more parks-specific improvements sponsored by a local neighborhood association grant match through the Salem Parks Improvement Fund (SPIF) with an additional $30,250

~ Increasing removal of invasive plants in parks with an additional $20,000

~ Increasing funding for tourism promotion activities performed by Travel Salem

At the public hearing on June 6, 2016, Councilor Diana Dickey (Ward 5) led the motion to amend the FY 2016-17 budget to include $1.7 M to increase fire staffing levels with the ultimate goal of reducing fire response times. "Four years ago, one of the hardest decisions I've ever made sitting on this Council was to close two fire stations," said Councilor Dickey. "Our City's growing," she continued. "This is public safety. This is the most important thing we do," said Councilor Dickey. "I have confidence in our Fire Chief that he will put these funds to their highest and best use in order to bring the biggest benefit to the City." The motion passed on an 8-1 vote. Mayor Anna Peterson offered an additional motion to direct staff to look at innovative ways to achieve Standards of Cover for Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

CITYWIDE STRATEGIC PLANNING

The City's FY 2016-17 budget also includes strategic planning, with a resident satisfaction survey, to help focus resources on priority services for the Salem community. The primary goal is to engage businesses, elected officials, residents and stakeholders to deliver efficient and effective, priority services to the community, including the maintenance and operation of critical infrastructure.

The City's finances were well-managed through the economic recession. However, staffing levels have remained low as a result of layoffs and attrition during the downturn. Escalating costs for personnel, including an anticipated rate increase for the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) in FY 2017-18, will begin to impact the City budget. Projected sources of new revenue seem unlikely to cover the increasing cost of services and the City anticipates using reserves built up in recent years to cover some of the additional expenses.

BUDGET DEVELOPMENT and PUBLIC PROCESS

Through April and May, 2016, an 18-member Budget Committee, consisting of the entire City Council (including the Mayor) and nine community members appointed by Council, considered input from City staff on the City's projected revenue as well as the cost of City services and prioritized capital projects.

The Budget Committee recommended the City's half billion dollar budget to City Council, which held a public hearing on June 6, 2016. Based on staff and public input, the annual budget was approved by resolution at the June 27 City Council meeting. The FY 2016-17 Fiscal Year Budget will end on June 30, 2017.

For more information about the City's Budget, please visit:
http://www.cityofsalem.net/Budget

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PPAO and BRO Condemn Franklin Graham Rally in Salem
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 06/28/16 9:56 AM
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon issued the following joint statement in response to Franklin Graham's Decision America rally today in Salem:

"As progressive organizations, we condemn Franklin Graham's efforts to bring his hateful campaign to Oregon, particularly after this month's tragic massacre in Orlando.

"Franklin Graham has a long history of attacking the humanity of LGBTQ Americans - claiming that Satan is behind pro-equality advocacy, accusing LGBTQ people of 'recruiting' children and supporting Russia's draconian laws against 'gay propaganda.' His supporters include Oregon Life United, a group of extremists who are working to amend the Oregon Constitution to restrict low-income Oregonians from accessing safe, legal abortion.

"Oregonians overwhelmingly reject the politics of division that Franklin Graham and Oregon Life United represent. We stand in solidarity against the toxic rhetoric that breeds acts of terrorism and hatred based on who people love or who they are. Enough is enough."
Oregon Farm Bureau, RS Energy announce new solar system member benefit
Oregon Farm Bureau - 06/28/16 9:19 AM
Oregon Farm Bureau is proud to announce a new member benefit partnership with RS Energy, an installer of high-quality commercial solar panel systems. RS Energy has designed five optimal solar panel systems specifically for farmers and ranchers, and will offer them at significant savings for Farm Bureau members.

"Farm Bureau is very excited about this new savings program with RS Energy," said Dennis Myhrum, vice president of organization for Oregon Farm Bureau. "We're seeing more Oregon farmers and ranchers expanding into solar energy as a way to reduce always-rising power costs."

Through the new partnership, Farm Bureau members can save between $14,515 and $165,144 when they install a RS Energy solar system on their farm or ranch.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the agriculture community, which has seen electrical costs skyrocket almost 10 percent in the last two years," said Billy Sorenson, partner with RS Energy.

Using solar energy can save as much as $2,000,000 from a farm or ranch's power bills during the life of the system, said Sorenson.

Solar systems can be installed on the roof or on the ground; ground systems take up less than a quarter of an acre. RS Energy also offers four different financing options.

RS Energy's systems qualify for the 30 percent federal investment tax credit for solar. Portland General Electric or Pacific Power customers who install a system are also eligible for an Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentive up to $400,000.

Based on the success of the program, RS Energy will make donations to Farm Bureau's education and outreach programs.

To determine if a solar system is right for your farm or ranch, email RS Energy's Billy Sorenson at billy@rs-s2s.com. RS Energy will meet with interested Farm Bureau members to offer site-specific walk-throughs.

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Note to Editors: "Farm Bureau" is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.

About Oregon Farm Bureau: The state's largest general farm organization, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state's farmers and ranchers in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon in 1919, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties and has 7,000 member families that are professionally engaged in agriculture.

About RS Energy: RS Energy is the leading agricultural commercial solar installer in Oregon. Founded in 2009, RS Energy has installed over 550 projects. RS Energy makes switching to solar easy by being the customer's only point of contact from start to finish. RS Energy is located in Tualatin, Oregon.
Workforce Council Changing its Name to Workforce Southwest Washington
Workforce Southwest Washington - 06/28/16 8:30 AM
VANCOUVER, WA (June 28, 2016) -- The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) will begin doing business as Workforce Southwest Washington (Workforce SW) as of July 1, 2016. The organization will continue to serve as the Workforce Development Board for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

In addition to the new name, the company has released a new logo and will rebrand and launch a new website, www.WorkforceSW.org, in mid-July. Email addresses for staff will change to first initial followed by last name @workforcesw.org. Phone numbers and the organization's address at 805 Broadway, Suite 412 in downtown Vancouver will remain the same.

Changes to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) legislation that governs the nonprofit workforce development board prompted an update to the organization's strategic plan and led to adoption of the new name and brand. Management and staff remain the same and will continue to provide the same valuable services to fulfill the organization's mission to prepare and promote a skilled and adaptive workforce for a thriving economy in Southwest Washington.

"Workforce development is about integrating the services of numerous organizations, including education, government agencies and labor, to comprehensively address the needs of business and job seekers," said Jeanne Bennett, Workforce Southwest Washington's CEO. "We believe our new name more fully reflects the work of our partners in providing cohesive services for our customers."

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (doing business as Workforce Southwest Washington), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, contributes to regional economic growth by providing investments and resources to improve the skills and education of the workforce in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Workforce Southwest Washington helps businesses find and hire the employees they need and provides people the skills, education and training to find work or advance in their careers. Workforce Southwest Washington partners with employers, community colleges and universities, labor groups, government and economic development agencies, high schools and community organizations. Learn more at www.swwdc.org.

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SWWDC is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To place a relay call, dial 711.


Attached Media Files: New Name for SWWDC
Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet June 29 in Salem --new location -- agenda available
Oregon Department of Human Services - 06/28/16 8:05 AM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol, Room 350, 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: 1-877-873-8017; enter participant code 772325# when prompted.

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.

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.


Attached Media Files: Task Force Agenda
Mon. 06/27/16
UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland - I-5 Northbound Traffic Affected (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/27/16 11:02 PM
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I-5 northbound has been reopened to all traffic. The victim, 24-year-old David Lee Bradford, suffered non-life threatening injuries to his face. Bradford was also the victim of a shooting in 2013.

There have been no arrests and no suspects identified in this shooting.

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On Monday June 27, 2016, at 7:47 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other on I-5 northbound near the Broadway exit. At the same time, someone called 9-1-1 to report a shooting in the 9100 block of North Endicott Avenue.

Officers responded to both locations to check for crime scenes and victims. At the North Endicott Avenue location, officers located a heavily damaged vehicle with evidence that someone shot at the car. A male victim was contacted at the scene and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. The type and extent of the victim's injuries are not known. He was conscious and alert at the scene.

I-5 northbound is closed at Broadway as officers check for a crime scene. It is believed that both scenes are related.

A second involved vehicle was driven northbound on I-5 and has not been located. It is described as a silver sedan that possibly has damage from striking the other vehicle and may have bullet holes.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the 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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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two Adults in Vancouver, WA
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/27/16 10:26 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on June 27, 2016 at approximately 14:00 in the 900 block of W 16th Street in Vancouver, WA.

This multi-family home fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided assistance in the form of temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, health and mental 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 American Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected by community disasters, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call 503 528 5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment.
Lebanon Fire District responds to shop fire
Lebanon Fire District - 06/27/16 10:13 PM
The Lebanon Fire District responded to a shop fire at 40500 Baptist Church Drive on Monday evening. On arrival the fire had been extinguished by the property owner with onsite water sources. Firefighters confirmed that the fire was out and investigated the cause of the fire.
The quick action of the property owner greatly reduced the amount of damage to the structure.
1 Chief Officer, 3 engines, 3 water tenders and 1 medic unit responded to the incident.
Early evening house fire displaces couple
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 06/27/16 6:18 PM
Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a house fire in the 400 block of North 7th Ave Friday night at 8:53. Initial reports from neighbors described heavy smoke and flames billowing from the back of the one story house. Neighbors believed the residents were home. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the right side rear window and through the back of the house. They searched the home for occupants and extinguished the fire in under 8 minutes. The residents, a couple in their mid to late forties, arrived later after a dinner date; no children lived with them and they own no pets. No injuries were reported. Fire officials estimate $70,000 in damage to the home and contents. Fire investigators determined that the fire started in the clothes dryer in the laundry room and is considered accidental.

Four engines, a medic unit, and two chief officers responded to the fire. Washington State Patrol, Kelso Police, Cowlitz County Public Utility District, Cascade Natural Gas, and the American Red Cross also responded to the fire.
Names Released; Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Continuing In Keizer
Oregon State Police - 06/27/16 5:40 PM
The investigation into Sunday night's officer involved shooting in Keizer is continuing. A Keizer Police Officer used deadly force during an armed robbery investigation which resulted in the suspect being taken to Salem Health for life threatening injuries.

The involved officer has been identified as Keizer Police Officer Esteban Perez, age 26. Officer Perez has approximately five years of law enforcement service. He was uninjured in the incident.

The robbery suspect who was injured in the encounter has been identified as Andy L GIBSON, age 50, of Canby. He is still being treated at Salem Health for life threatening injuries.

There had been speculation this suspect was associated with two other robberies that occurred in Keizer early Sunday morning, but it has been confirmed this is not the case and the incidents are not related.

No further information to be released at this time.

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Previous release by Keizer Police Department:

A Keizer Police officer was involved in an on-duty shooting on the evening of June 26, 2016 in Keizer.

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8:18 p.m. officers from the Keizer Police Department responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 5550 River Road North after receiving a report that an armed robbery had just occurred at this business.

One Keizer Police officer arrived on scene and confronted the suspect. During the confrontation the officer discharged his firearm striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to Salem Health (formerly known as the Salem Hospital) for treatment of his injuries. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. The involved officer was not injured.

This investigation will be conducted by members of the Oregon State Police and the Marion County District Attorney's Office, who are currently on scene. This is standard procedure for the Keizer Police Department to request the Oregon State Police conduct an independent investigation into an incident of this nature.

The name of the involved officer and the suspect are not being released at this time as additional time is needed to make notification to the families of those who were involved.

The involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation. This is standard procedure and consistent with Senate Bill 111 investigation protocols.

Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 503-731-3030.
Further media releases will be through the Oregon State Police or the Marion County District Attorney's Office.
Mike Marshman Appointed Chief of Police - Announces Command Changes (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/27/16 5:07 PM
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Chief Mike Marshman was sworn in this morning as the 46th Chief of Police in Portland Police Bureau history. Chief Marshman was sworn in at City Hall by Auditor Mary Hull-Caballero. Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III is retiring after nearly 30 years of service.

Chief Marshman is making several changes to Bureau command structure to fit his three stated goals for the Bureau:

Build community trust,
Build internal legitimacy, and;
Achieve Department of Justice compliance.

To that end, Chief Marshman has named his three new Assistant Chiefs and reassigned several people to new positions within the Bureau.

Assistant Chief of Operations Chris Uehara. Assistant Chief Uehara is a 26-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. His most recent assignment was as the Commander of North Precinct.

Assistant Chief of Investigations Matt Wagenknecht. Assistant Chief Wagenknecht is a 24-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. His most recent assignment was as the Captain of the Tactical Operations Division.

Assistant Chief of Services Mike Leloff. Assistant Chief Leloff is a 26-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau. His most recent assignment was as the Commander of the Transit Police Division.

Chief Marshman is eliminating the fourth Assistant Chief position.

Former Assistant Chief's Bob Day, Kevin Modica and Mike Crebs will all be reassigned. Assistant Chief Donna Henderson is retiring from the Bureau after 28-years-of service.

Bob Day has been assigned as the Captain of the Training Division, Kevin Modica has been assigned as the Captain of the Youth Services Division and Mike Crebs has been assigned as the Captain of the Traffic Division.

"Each of the Assistant Chiefs has shown tremendous commitment to the Bureau," said Chief Mike Marshman. "These new assignments are critical functions in the Bureau and to the community. The Training Division plays a significant component of achieving Department of Justice compliance; the Youth Services Division plays a tremendous role in building community trust and relationships with young people and families; and, the Traffic Division is a key player in our commitment to eliminating traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero."

Other new assignments are as follows:

North Precinct -- Commander George Burke and Captain Vince Elmore

East Precinct -- Commander Kelli Sheffer (promotion) and Captain Robert King (no change)

Central Precinct -- Commander Chris Davis (promotion) and Captain Tom Hunt (no change)

Detective Division -- Commander Dave Hendrie

Transit Police Division -- Commander Sara Westbrook

Professional Standards Division -- Captain John Brooks

Family Services Division -- Captain Derek Rodrigues

Detective Division -- Commander Dave Hendrie

Tactical Operations Division -- Captain Bryan Parman

Strategic Services Division / Department of Justice -- Acting Captain Steve Jones

More information about Chief Marshman, including his background and professional chronology can be found by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/581920

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Annual pavement projects planned this summer for many east Vancouver streets
City of Vancouver - 06/27/16 4:11 PM
Vancouver, Wash. - The season is here for street paving and pavement preservation. Vancouver residents will soon be seeing work on several major streets, as well as some neighborhood streets east of Interstate 205.

Major streets selected for this year's City of Vancouver Pavement Management Program, which covers both resurfacing and pavement preservation treatments, include portions of East/Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, East 39th Street, Northeast 18th Street, Northeast 138th Avenue, Northeast 155th Avenue, Northeast 162nd Avenue, Southeast First Street, Southeast 29th Street, Southeast Cascade Park Drive, Southeast 164th Avenue, Southeast 172nd Avenue and Southeast 192nd Avenue.

Overall, the program will put $6.6 million to work in 2016, keeping good streets in good condition to extend the life of the streets, protect the public's infrastructure investment and provide the most efficient use of available funding. This year's program gets its primary support through previously collected local taxes, including property, sales and real estate excise taxes. Below is a summary of work taking place this year.

2016 Pavement Resurfacing gets underway in July. The following streets will be repaved this summer:

- East Mill Plain Boulevard -- North Garrison Road to Southeast 103rd Avenue
- Northeast 155th Avenue -- Northeast 12th Way to Northeast 18th Street
- East 39th Street -- East of I-5 overpass/bridge to Northeast 15th Avenue
- Northeast 15th Avenue -- East 39th Street/Ramp to just north of Northeast 41st Circle
- Northwest 26th Avenue (within Port of Vancouver area) -- End section to Fourth Plain Boulevard
- Evergreen Highway Pilot Project: Southeast Evergreen Highway -- Approximately Southeast Image Road to Southeast 98th Avenue

2016 Pavement Preservation includes microsurfacing, slurry seal, chip seal and cape seal treatments, with work alternating yearly between east and west Vancouver. This year's focus is east. To view the complete list of streets for 2016, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement and click on the link for Preventive Surface Treatments.

Work will begin in July and continue through the summer, taking place in or near the following neighborhoods: Burnt Bridge Creek, Landover-Sharmel, North Hearthwood, Fircrest, Lewis and Clark Woods, Bella Vista, Cascade Southeast, Fairway-164th Ave, Cascade Highlands, Bennington, Fisher's Landing East, Village at Fisher's Landing, Fisher's Creek and Columbia River (formerly East Old Evergreen Hwy).



Crews have been prepping streets in advance of the work to come. This includes installing curb ramps or retrofitting existing ramps for ADA compliance, sealing cracks, patching potholes and trimming vegetation and trees in the rights of way. Preparations for upcoming resurfacing may also require grinding off old pavement.

During construction, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be prepared for delays, watch for traffic or lane changes, proceed slowly and be alert to workers and equipment in the roadway. Paving and surface treatments are highly weather dependent, and schedules are subject to changes as a result. Restriping of lanes and replacement of other pavement markings, will follow.

The City of Vancouver has more than 1,800 lanes miles of streets. Each year, about half of those paved streets are evaluated to determine the most cost-effective methods to extend pavement life and provide a resident with better driving conditions. More information about Vancouver's Pavement Management Program is available at www.cityofvancouver.us/pavement.

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PF&R at scene of SUV vs Semi at NE122nd and Marine Dr (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 06/27/16 3:50 PM
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PF&R crews responded to NE 122nd and Marine Dr. for a vehicle crash involving an SUV vs semi-truck. The call came in at 2:20pm, first arriving crews reported that the driver of the SUV was pinned in the vehicle and appeared to have serious injuries. Extrication equipment was used to open the car and remove the patient, who was then transported to Emanuel Hospital as a trauma system entry. Fire crews are still at the scene attempting to stabilize the vehicles at an embankment near NE Marine Dr.
Details of the crash will be referred to Portland Police Bureau.


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Head-On Crash on Marine Drive - Major Crash Team Investigating (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/27/16 3:37 PM
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On Monday June 27, 2016, at 2:20 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a head-on crash on Northeast Marine Drive at 122nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted both drivers - one in a smaller SUV and the other in a semi-truck. The SUV driver has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to traumatic injuries. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary information indicates that the SUV and semi-truck drivers collided head-on.

Due to the extent of the driver's injuries, the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Marine Drive will be closed for several hours between 122nd and 33rd Avenues.

Interested media may stage on 122nd Avenue, just South of Marine Drive. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene but is available by phone.

Photo of the scene courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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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Woodland High Language Arts students write and present their beliefs in "This I Believe" assignment (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 06/27/16 3:22 PM
Students report the project making them feel closer to their classmates as they understand better where one another is coming from.
Students report the project making them feel closer to their classmates as they understand better where one another is coming from.
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Monday, June 27, 2016-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School students declared their beliefs in powerful, personal essays, and read those essays in front of a panel of judges as well as their classmates for the "This I Believe" assignment in Karla Bickmore's Language Arts classes.

Bickmore started assigning "This I Believe" essays as a class project five years ago after listening to National Public Radio's segment with the same title where speakers present their thoughts about a wide variety of topics they believe in. "I had been a fan of NPR's 'This I Believe' segment for many years and thought it would be a great project for my students," said Bickmore. "I like the fact that the students have to declare that they believe in something; that alone is powerful."

Essay topics ranged widely including themes such as adopted students who never met their birth parents; students speaking of faith and what faith means to them; and others describing their childhood experiences which made them who they are today. One student described her experience of a suicide attempt following being bullied throughout school, and how her experience taught her the importance of abandoning stereotypes and making assumptions about others without knowing the truth. Another student spoke of his belief in allowing children to explore activities without too many limits as strict limits often result in kids who break rules and get in trouble.

The judges on the panel selected the top three essays from each of the Language Arts classes including Bickmore's Advanced Placement Literature and Senior English classes as well as Aaron Blackwelder's English class. The selected students then presented their essays in another reading.

Bickmore finds the assignment elicits a lot of response and reaction from her students. "I heard some students this year say the project made them feel closer to their classmates after finding out things they never knew about one another," she said. "The project ends up providing a cathartic experience for the students to talk about themselves and their experiences." In one class, students had a huge group hug following their presentations. "Students told me they were proud of each other for being strong, brave, and willing to share," said Bickmore. "The assignment tends to be a very bonding experience with students reaching out to comfort and support one another."

Bickmore intends to continue using the assignment in following years, too. "Every year, I am surprised by what students write about and are willing to share," she explained. "I tell them from the onset not to write anything they aren't able to say in front of the class, and I think the students like having that platform to share things they feel strongly about."

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Linn County Deputies Investigating Explosive Device in Crabtree
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/27/16 3:19 PM
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that his deputies have responded to a report of an explosive device by the railroad tracks near Crabtree Drive in Crabtree, Oregon. The Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 dispatch center received a call today at 1:39 p.m., that an employee of Teevin Brothers Log Yard found a potential explosive device.

Deputies responded to the area and secured a safe perimeter around the device. Coordination with OSP Bomb Squad to render the device safe is under way.
Yamhill County Sheriff Sergeant Locates Injured Rider After Personal Locator Beacon Activated (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/27/16 3:15 PM
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On Sunday, June 26th at about 3:30 p.m., Yamhill County Communications (YCOM) received a call from the United States Air Force advising a personal locator beacon had been activated in rural Yamhill County. These beacons transmit a GPS signal and are often used by hikers and climbers to transmit locations during an emergency.

Sgt. Richard Geist was dispatched to the origin of the beacon, which was the area of Hwy. 47 near Merchant Road, between the Cities of Carlton and Yamhill. After a short search, Sgt. Geist located local resident Jean Kramer in a nearby field. She had sustained a broken leg and injury to her head, but was conscious. Sgt. Geist learned her injuries had occurred when she was thrown from her horse. She had been able to crawl approximately 50 yards prior to being discovered.

Kramer was transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center by McMinnville Fire-Rescue units where she was treated for her injuries.

Kramer had purchased the locator beacon while living in New Mexico, where cellular service was sparse. These beacons have become increasingly popular as price and service fees have gotten more reasonable in recent years. The attached link may be useful in explaining their functions and capabilities. http://www.plbreview.com/


Attached Media Files: beacons
Milwaukie Police Investigating Two Family Members Arrested For Child Sex Abuse. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 06/27/16 3:15 PM
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72-year-old, William A. Kirk Sr., and his 26-year-old grandson, Troy L. Kirk Jr. are currently being held at the Clackamas County Jail on $250,000 bail each for multiple counts of Sex Abuse I and Sodomy I charges.

The investigation into William and Troy began in 2015 by Oregon State Police out of Bend, Oregon. During the course of the OSP investigation it was discovered that many of the alleged crimes took place in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Milwaukie Police contacted two juvenile victims and interviewed them in regards to the allegations. The victims were known to the suspects and believed to have been between the ages of 4-years-old to 7-years-old at the time of the alleged abuse.

Due to the on-going investigation, and the victims being juveniles, names and locations of the victims are not being released.

The Clackamas County District Attorney's office issued warrants for William and Troy on 06/21/16. They were arrested at their residence in Milwaukie the same day and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

Police are concerned there may be other victims in the Milwaukie and Portland/Metro areas.

Police are asking anyone that has information regarding William or Troy, or any other possible victims of theirs, to contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7500.


Attached Media Files: William Kirk , Troy Kirk
UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/27/16 2:46 PM
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The suspect killed early Sunday morning has been identified as 59-year-old David Daniel McCrary of Gresham. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that McCrary died of a single gunshot wound.

Detectives have not been able to determine why McCrary broke into the victim's home. The victim, 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford, has no connection to McCrary and he is not from the neighborhood. McCrary has no significant criminal history but there was a recent report indicating that McCrary may have been struggling with mental health issues.

Detectives determined that McCrary broke into Ford's home through a back window. Ford found McCrary in her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom, where the shooting occurred. Both her daughter and 5-year-old son were in the home but were in a different bedroom at the time of the shooting.

Ms. Ford remains cooperative with detectives and the case will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

Ms. Ford is asking for privacy and does not want any media contact.

Photo of McCrary from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Homicide detectives have cleared the scene after last night's shooting.

During the investigation, detectives learned that a 33-year-old woman and her two children, ages 5 and 10, returned home and she discovered an unknown man in one of the children's bedrooms.

The victim was armed with a handgun and shot and killed the suspect. The suspect is a 59-year-old male.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Monday and will attempt to notify the suspect's family. His name will be released after family notification.

The victim cooperated with the investigation and was not arrested. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

No additional information can be released on this case.

Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday June 26, 2016, at 1:47 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 4100 block of Southeast 118th Place on the report that a homeowner shot someone inside her home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the homeowner, who directed them inside the home. Inside the home, officers found a deceased male.

The homeowner is cooperating with police and there is no public safety risk.

Homicide detectives, Forensic Evidence Division Criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to conduct an investigation into the shooting.

No further details are expected to be released until late-Sunday morning.

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BLM Initiates Wild Horse Research in Oregon
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 06/27/16 2:35 PM
Agency Works with Veterinarians to Study Safe, Humane Methods to Spay Mares, Control Unchecked Herd Growth

Portland, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Burns (Oregon) District today released its decision to initiate research, in cooperation with Oregon State University, to develop and evaluate safe and humane methods to spay wild horse mares as a method for managing the growth of wild horse herds on public lands. The decision comes on the heels of the BLM's latest annual population estimate that shows approximately 67,000 wild horses and burros roaming public lands in 10 Western states. This most recent estimate is 15 percent -- equivalent to 9,000 additional animals -- more than what was estimated in 2015. The population of wild horses and burros on public lands is now more than double what the agency has determined is healthy for the animals and the rangeland resources on which they and many other species depend. The BLM's goal is to manage healthy horses on healthy rangelands.

Managing the population of wild horse herds is essential to maintain the health of the animals and of public lands. With virtually no natural predators, herds can grow 15-20 percent per year, doubling in just four years if left unchecked. Overpopulation on the range can damage fragile rangeland resources and compromise animal health. In addition to the on-range population, the BLM is responsible for the care of 46,000 unadopted wild horses and burros in its off-range pastures and corral facilities. It costs nearly $50,000 to care for one unadopted horse in a corral over its lifetime. The BLM is tasked with overseeing the protection, management and control of wild horses and burros by the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 (Public Law 92-195).

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) found in a June 2013 report there are no highly effective, easily delivered, and affordable fertility-control methods available across the BLM's West-wide Herd Management Areas. As a result of these findings, the BLM aims to develop a variety of new population management tools to reduce the number of animals that must be removed from the range as well as the number of animals that must be cared for in off-range facilities. As part of this effort, the decision announced today will initiate three of 21 research studies and projects with universities and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop new management tools and improve wild horse and burro management. Detailed information about each project has been posted on the agency's website (http://on.doi.gov/1WDtWjt).

The three research studies announced today are focused on investigating the safety and effectiveness of three methods of mare fertility control. The BLM has awarded a research grant to Oregon State University to conduct the studies, and the procedures will follow an animal care protocol approved by the university. Licensed and experienced veterinarians will conduct the procedures and provide post-procedure care. The research will start this summer at Oregon's Wild Horse Off-Range Corral in Hines, OR.

The BLM considered the Proposed Action to conduct the studies and the No Action alternatives in Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-OR-B000-2015-0055. The BLM has selected the Proposed Action. Copies of the Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact, and Decision Record are found on BLM's planning documents website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/. To search for a document, you can use the map to locate Burns District or click on the "Text Search" tab and search by state, document type, year (2015), and program. For further information on the Spay Research project, please contact the BLM's Burns District Office at (541) 573-4400.

Additional steps BLM is taking to address wild horse population issues include transitioning horses from off-range corrals to more cost-effective pastures; working to increase adoptions with new programs and partnerships; and requesting two new pieces of legislative authority in the Department's Fiscal Year 2017 budget request--one to allow for the immediate transfer of wild horses to other agencies that have a need for work animals and one that would create a congressionally-chartered foundation that could help fund and support adoption efforts.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release
Science on Tap Portland -- A Scientific Approach to Raising an Ideal Dog
Via Productions - 06/27/16 2:29 PM
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door
Food & Drink: Beer, popcorn, and snacks available.

Most people raise dogs as if they are mini furry people, but they're not. Canines are proud members of a different species with very different sensory systems and a somewhat different social structure. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Rolan Tripp, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, will talk about understanding how dogs think and why they behave the way they do. He will show how to measure and graph both wanted and unwanted canine personality traits, and will give behavioral science-based suggestions on how to increase mutual trust, respect, and bonding with your dog.

For more information on Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.
UPDATE - Child Struck by a Driver on 122nd Avenue - Major Crash Team Investigating
Portland Police Bureau - 06/27/16 2:05 PM
The 12-year-old boy that was injured by driver has serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Traffic officers have learned that the child ran into the street from the westside of the street, without warning, and was struck by the driver who was traveling southbound on 122nd Avenue.

No citations were issued and the investigation will be reviewed by the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

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On Monday June 27, 2016, at 12:26 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a child struck by a car at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Multnomah Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the child, a male approximately 12 years old, suffering serious injuries. The child was initially unconscious but regained consciousness and was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma pick-up, remained at the scene and has been cooperative.

Southbound 122nd Avenue is affected but getting through in the center-turn lane.

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

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: Linn County Deputies Investigation Death East of Sweet Home
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/27/16 1:44 PM
Update

Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports the name of the deceased is Lesly Esperanza Landstrom, 40-years-old, from Salem, Oregon. An autopsy was conducted this morning at the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office in Portland. The Medical Examiner was unable to find a cause of death and will wait for the toxicology reports to make a determination. Toxicology results can take up to 90 days.

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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports just after 6:00 pm tonight, Linn County 911 received a report of a deceased female in the area of Sheep Creek road and Hwy 20, east of Sweet Home. Deputies and Detectives responded to the area to investigate. The death is undetermined at this point and further investigation is required. The name of the deceased is being withheld until next of kin can be notified. A Linn County Medical Examiner will join the investigation. There is no further information at this time.
Vancouver educator honored (Photo)
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 06/27/16 1:30 PM
Tom Hagley, VPS chief of staff
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Vancouver Public Schools' Chief of Staff, Tom Hagley Jr., was named state's most effective administrator

VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 27, 2016)--The Washington Association of School Administrators today presented the 2016 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award to Thomas R. Hagley, Jr., chief of staff of Vancouver Public Schools, in Spokane at the summer conference of WASA and the Association of Washington School Principals.

Hagley, chosen in the category of large school districts, has served as a district administrator in Vancouver Public Schools for 24 years, working directly for three superintendents--Dr. Jim Parsley, Dr. John Erickson and Dr. Steve Webb.

A peer committee selected recipients for the award from nominations that describe how each is actualizing nine characteristics of high performing schools or districts as defined by research from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Bill Keim, WASA's executive director, said:

"The nine characteristics of high-performing schools provide a rigorous framework to assist educators in school improvement. Becoming a high-performing school district takes years of sustained commitment. The honorees have shown great commitment not only to their districts, but to the mission of K-12 education in our state."

One highly effective superintendent, central office administrator or school administrator is chosen from a small school district (up to 500 students), a medium-size district (501-2,000 students), and a large school district (more than 2,000 students), and a $10,000 award is divided equally among the three winners.

Hagley said:

"It is inspiring and gratifying to have the privilege of working with the district's many enthusiastic administrative, faculty, staff, student and community leaders. Education gives everyone a higher purpose and hope for greater success in all that we do."

As chief of staff, Hagley's responsibilities include strategic plan development; selection and induction of executive-level leaders; internal and external communication; community and government relations; and partnerships, including a liaison role with the district's non-profit foundation.

Hagley led an initiative to establish Family-Community Resource Centers in poverty-impacted schools, worked to build public support for levy and bond measures, and facilitated planning symposia for the design of new school buildings.

This year Hagley was named one of 13 U.S. "Leaders to Learn From" by Education Week, America's newspaper and website of record for K-12 schools. He also received the "Community Champion Award" from the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and the "Leadership Through Communication Award" from the American Association of School Administrators and the National School Public Relations Association in 2011. He was a Vancouver Business Journal "Accomplished Under 40" honoree in 2003 and was the 1996 recipient of the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award.

About the Washington Association of School Administrators
The Washington Association of School Administrators (http://www.wasa-oly.org) is committed to the development of quality education through professional leadership. With more than 1,675 members, participation in WASA is open to all education administrators in central office, school management and educational agency positions.


Attached Media Files: Tom Hagley, VPS chief of staff
UPDATED w/ NAMES: Deputies respond to deadly crash on S. Redland Rd.
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/27/16 1:15 PM
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UPDATE -- NAMES RELEASED: Monday, June 27, 2016, 1:12 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office can now reveal the names of those involved in Saturday's fatal two-car traffic crash:

VEHICLE 1:

- DRIVER: Dennis Raykin, age 22, of Happy Valley -- deceased

- FRONT PASSENGER: Demetrius Johnson, 21, of Oregon City -- deceased

- REAR PASSENGER (PASSENGER'S SIDE): Kayla Kuntz, 28, of Oregon City -- deceased

- REAR PASSENGER (DRIVER'S SIDE): Lydia Tobler-Davis, 21, of Milwaukie -- transported by Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with life-threatening injuries

VEHICLE 2:

- DRIVER: Kimberly Millican, 50, of Oregon City -- transported to OHSU with life-threatening injuries

Speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash.

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EARLIER: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 11:55 p.m.

At 2:38 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls about a traffic crash near the intersection of S Redland Rd. and S Bradley Rd. in unincorporated Oregon City.

Callers reported that two vehicles had crashed head-on at a high rate of speed -- and that there were multiple patients who had sustained severe injuries.

A short time later, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office sergeant arrived on-scene and began to render medical aid to the injured individuals.

Over the next several minutes, multiple Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the scene and -- with the help of the Clackamas Fire District and American Medical Response -- triaged the patients.

Two of the involved individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, and an additional patient died while enroute to the hospital.

At this writing (June 25, 2016, 11:55 p.m.), two patients are currently at local hospitals, where they are being treated for serious injuries.

All of the individuals involved have been positively identified, but their identities are being withheld until all of family notifications have been completed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) and Sheriff's Office detectives also responded to the crash scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation -- but initial reports indicate that speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors.

The Sheriff's Office thanks all the good samaritans who stopped to help deliver medical aid to those involved until first responders arrived. The Sheriff's Office would also like to thank Clackamas Fire District #1, American Medical Response, Life Flight for their outstanding response to the crash scene.

The Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public to drive carefully and to make plans to stay the night or use a designated driver if you or a loved one consume any intoxicating substance.

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News-release archive:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/newsarchive.html

REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us
City seeks volunteers to write pro, con statements for proposed Affordable Housing Fund
City of Vancouver - 06/27/16 1:13 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The Vancouver City Council is seeking volunteers to write pro and con statements about the proposed Vancouver Affordable Housing Fund. The statements will be included in this year's Voter's Guide, published by the Clark County Elections Office in advance of the Nov. 8 general election.

Clark County's election regulations require the City Council appoint committees of up to three people each to write pro and con statements. Statements are limited to 250 words each and must be completed by Aug. 12.

To apply to serve on a pro or con committee, please contact Peggy Sheehan at 360-487-7952 or Peggy.Sheehan@cityofvancouver.us by July 12. Applicants must provide their full name, address, telephone number and email address (if any).

Applicant names will be forwarded to City Council on July 13. Council will select the pro and con committees on July 18 and applicants will be notified of their status and given further instruction.

The proposed Affordable Housing Fund would generate $6 million annually for seven years through a property tax levy. All money raised by the levy would be used to provide affordable housing and services for very low-income residents (earning up to 50 percent of area median income) in Vancouver. The proposed fund was recommended by the City's Affordable Housing Task Force to serve Vancouver's most vulnerable households. One June 20, City Council voted to place the proposed measure on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election.

More information on the proposed Affordable Housing Fund may be found at www.cityofvancouver.us/AffordableHousing.


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Oregon School for the Blind Alumni Association seeking former students, staff, volunteers, for history celebration (Photo)
Salem Health - 06/27/16 12:54 PM
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The Oregon School for the Blind Alumni Association and Salem Health will honor the former school's history with a celebration on Aug. 6. In preparation for the event, the alumni association is seeking people who were involved with the school over the years.

"We want to make sure people who were students, worked or volunteered at the former school know about the celebration," says Don Mitchell, alumni association president. "We are asking for help from the public to get reconnected with students and others so we can share information about the upcoming celebration and also stay in touch with them over time."

Anyone with alumni contact information to share, or who wants to learn further details about the event, is asked to email Don Mitchell at donmi@q.com or call him at 360-696-1985.

The alumni association is also interested in connecting with members of Lions Clubs throughout the state that supported the students and the school. The school and Lions Clubs had a long association. For example, various clubs helped students of the residential school get back home on weekends.

The August celebration will showcase the long and important history of the school, and the people involved with it. The State of Oregon closed the school in 2009 and Salem Health purchased the property in 2010. An agreement with the city of Salem led to an historic display that will be officially unveiled at the celebration event.

About the Oregon School for the Blind Alumni Association:
The Alumni Association is a volunteer organization made up of former OSB students, staff, volunteers and family.

About Salem Health:
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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Wall Blessing for Habitat for Humanity home (Photo)
Habitat for Humanity Mid-Willamette Valley - 06/27/16 12:23 PM
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Salem, Ore -- Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley is holding a wall blessing ceremony on Saturday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. for the Najar-Cisneros family. Everyone is welcome.

Single mom, Estella, and her two children are watching the progress at 916 Fuller Lane SE in
Salem with great anticipation. Aaliyah, age 7 is looking forward to having her own room and Ezequiel, age 9 wants to be able to put posters on his walls.

Family and friends have joined Estella in putting in 300 to 500 sweat equity hours toward the home which has a no interest loan with 0% APR. Habitat homes are built almost entirely by volunteers.

Ron Mohr of Thrivent Financial will speak briefly at the ceremony. Habitat and the family are so thankful to Thrivent Financial for donating $93,000 toward the home.

Also speaking will be family advocate, Beth Peak, Estella and the children, and Habitat Executive Director, Jerry Ambris. A minister will bless the home and the family and attendees will write blessings and well wishes on the wall.

Habitat for Humanity strives to help families become homeowners and achieve the independence they need to provide a better life for themselves and their families.

For information about qualifying and applying for a home, donating or volunteering, please call 503-364-6642 or visit the website at www.salemhabitat.org.



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Pacific University Archives Offers Look Back at 1980s Rajneesh Crisis Through Governor Atiyeh's Personal Collection
Pacific University - 06/27/16 11:37 AM
FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University Archives is offering a look back at the Rajneesh crisis of the 1980s through records kept by of former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh.

The online exhibit, Rajneeshpuram, features a number of artifacts from Atiyeh's personal collection while he served as the state's chief executive. Atiyeh donated his collection to Pacific University Archives for preservation and digitization in 2011. All of Pacific Archives' online exhibits can be viewed at exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu.

Followers of the guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh took over a remote area of central Oregon in the early 1980s. After clashing with neighbors and the government, they poisoned salad bars near The Dalles with salmonella. Though none died, hundreds got sick, and the incident is often cited as the largest bioterror attack on American soil to date.

Jim Moore, a politics and government professor at Pacific who is writing a biography on the governor's life and legacy, said the collection provides far more than a snapshot of how Atiyeh handled the crisis.

"The Rajneeshpuram exhibit introduces us to an activist Governor Atiyeh, working hard behind the scenes to understand and react to the Rajneeshees," Moore said. "At the time, he kept a very low profile, with major public roles played by Oregon's Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. These documents, many of them from the governor's legal assistant, provide us with new ways of understanding the four years that the Rajneeshees spent in Oregon."

The Rajneeshpurahm exhibit is comprised of 125 items that chronicle the Rajneesh relocation to Oregon from India, the battle for incorporation in rural Wasco County, aerial photographs of the Rajneesh community at Big Muddy Ranch, the group's annual festivals and attempted takeovers of public office positions, as well as the state's surveillance and responses, and public views on the Rajneesh.

Some of the documents have likely never been made public before, university archivist Eva Guggemos said. "The State Police were reporting to Gov. Atiyeh on undercover operations, as well as interrogations as the crisis developed," she added. "The documents show that while Gov. Atiyeh maintained a calm face in public, behind the scenes he was keeping a close eye on the situation. He was prepared to declare martial law in the county if violence erupted, but happily this never came to pass. After the top Rajneesh leaders were arrested or left the state, the community dissolved peacefully."

Pacific University Archives houses the permanent records of the university, as well as historic primary sources for research and education. A service of Pacific University Libraries, Pacific Archives is a burgeoning physical and digital repository for a number of external collections.
Pacific Power adds more features to its convenient mobile app
Pacific Power - 06/27/16 11:23 AM
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Pacific Power adds more features to its convenient mobile app

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 27, 2016) --Pacific Power is updating its popular mobile app with new features to make it easier for customers to manage their accounts from anywhere. In addition to paying bills and reporting power outages through the app, customers can now:
View the full billing statement (for the last six months)
Enroll in the Equal Pay option to pay the same amount each month
Choose paperless billing to save time and reduce waste
Learn about ways to save energy and money
"Our customers have loved the app and now there's more to love because additional information and services are available, anywhere at any time," said Barb Coughlin, Pacific Power vice-president of customer service.
These enhancements were developed based on customer feedback. Nearly 70,000 customers are using the free app to make payments and stay informed during power outages.
The original version of the app was launched in May 2015 and allows customers to do the following:
Pay bills quickly with a debit card, credit card or through a checking or savings account
Report a power outage or check the status of an existing outage for homes or businesses
Switch between multiple electric accounts to pay bills and get outage details for each account
Review an account summary
Stay up-to-date with alerts for billing, payments and outages
Stay connected with direct-dial access to customer service and social media links
Customers can log in to the app with an existing Pacific Power web user ID and password or create an account through the app to access secure services on the go. The app can also be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play.
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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power provides safe and reliable electric service to more than 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. The company works to meet customers' growing electricity needs while protecting and enhancing the environment. Pacific Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States, with almost 1.8 million customers in six western states. For more information, visit pacificpower.net.
Supreme Court Protects Abortion Access
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 06/27/16 11:18 AM
Today in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States protected access to safe, legal abortion by declaring unconstitutional 2 Texas restrictions that shut down clinics and put safe abortion out of reach.

If the Court had allowed the 2013 restrictions to go into full effect, the 5.4 million women of reproductive age in Texas would have been left with only 9 health centers that provide safe, legal abortion in the entire state - down from approximately 40 health centers before passage of this dangerous law. As the Court recognized, "neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes."

In response, Planned Parenthood has vowed to redouble its efforts to fight restrictions on safe, legal abortion across the country. Since 2011, state lawmakers have passed more than 316 restrictions on safe, legal abortion, and have introduced 442 in the first 6 months of 2016 alone, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Last year in Oregon, right-wing conservatives introduced 5 bills to restrict women's health - including one that could have shut down nearly every abortion provider in Oregon.

Statement from Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:

"This landmark ruling is an enormous victory for women. We are thrilled the Court recognized that these laws do not enhance patient safety - rather, they punish women by blocking access to safe abortion. Yet far too many women still face insurmountable barriers, which is why we are taking this fight state by state. It's time to pass state laws to protect a woman's constitutional right to abortion, and repeal ones that block it. A person's right to make their own decisions about abortion shouldn't depend on who they are or where they live."

Statement from Stacy M. Cross, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette and Lisa Gardner, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon:

"Today is a great day. The Supreme Court made it clear that the U.S. Constitution prohibits politicians from passing laws to block access to safe, legal abortion. No woman or doctor should be punished for receiving or providing essential medical care. We will continue to fight restrictions on safe, legal abortion on behalf of our patients in Oregon. Oregon voters have consistently shown widespread support for reproductive freedom, and we will push for expanded access to all reproductive health care, including abortion. We will not be punished, and we will not go back."

Blocking access to reproductive health care has real and disastrous consequences for all people. This often has a disproportionate harmful impact on communities of color, who already face systemic barriers in accessing quality health care - as National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, In Our Own Voice and other Reproductive Justice organizations have demonstrated. Expanding access to birth control, prenatal care and abortion improves women's health and long-term financial stability for themselves and their families.

A PerryUndem poll commissioned by Vox found that the majority of Americans oppose restrictions meant to shutter health centers or make it more difficult for women to access abortion, and that 70 percent of Americans don't want to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Local Red Cross Sends Disaster Responders to California Wildfires, West Virginia Floods and Texas Floods
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/27/16 10:49 AM
Thirteen Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) disaster responders have deployed to disaster-affected areas to assist thousands of people.

To schedule a phone interview with a disaster responder, please contact Monique Dugaw, 503-877-7121 or monique.dugaw@redcross.org.

PORTLAND, Ore., June 27, 2016 -- The American Red Cross Cascades Region is responding to three massive disasters throughout the United States, helping people who have lost everything in the raging wildfires in California, the devastating floods in West Virginia and the catastrophic floods in Texas.

Responders from Portland, Salem, Nehalem, Beaverton, Williams, Turner, Keizer, Bend and Eugene, Oregon are on the ground in West Virginia, California and Texas. They are assisting affected communities by managing shelters, providing emergency financial assistance, health and mental health services, transportation services, and coordinating with local government entities to help deliver assistance.

"Whenever, wherever help is needed, Red Cross volunteers step up and assist people who are suffering across the country," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "One of our volunteers deployed to West Virginia directly from another a relief operation in Texas and another canceled his birthday plans to respond to the California wildfires. We have remarkable people doing remarkable things to help others in their greatest time of need."

WEST VIRGINIA: Thousands of people are without power and gas service. As many as 60 roads are closed to flooding and flood damage. There are 20 Red Cross and community shelters open across the affected counties where hundreds of people are taking refuge from the flooding. Red Cross workers are providing meals, relief supplies and other assistance to those affected as well as meals for first responders. Red Cross disaster mental health workers are helping people cope. Health workers are helping to replace needed items like prescription medications and eyeglasses. The Red Cross is monitoring the situation and working with state and local officials and partners to help ensure people get the help they need. Find Red Cross flood safety information here.

CALIFORNIA: The Erskine Fire in Kern County started last week and firefighters are working around the clock to contain the blaze, which has already destroyed 150 homes, burned 35,000 acres and forced almost 3,000 people to evacuate. Red Cross workers have shelters open, are providing food and relief supplies, and health and mental health services. People in the path of the fire can find vital safety information here.

TEXAS: Since the beginning of the year, numerous storms have ravaged the state, displacing thousands of families and devastating homes and businesses. Some parts of Texas have received two feet of rain. Emergency officials estimate that some 6,000 homes may be affected.


OTHER RED CROSS RESOURCES:
SAFE AND WELL: Register on the Red Cross Safe and Well website so loved ones can see if you are safe and well. Those who can't access a computer can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and a Red Cross operator can help them register. They can also update their Facebook and Twitter status through the Safe and Well website or visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell on their smart phone and click on the "List Yourself as Safe and Well" or "Search for friends and family" link.

EMERGENCY APP: Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of flooding, wildfires and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters. The App also includes emergency first aid information and a Family Safe feature which allows people to instantly see if loved ones are okay. The free Emergency App is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

HOW TO HELP: These are large relief responses and the Red Cross needs the public's support now. Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like flooding, wildfires and countless other crises can make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.


Attached Media Files: 2016-06/1190/95649/News_Release_-_Local_Red_Cross_Responds_to_West_Virginia_Floods_California_Wildfires_Texas_Floods.pdf
PeaceHealth selects government affairs expert to serve in new role (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 06/27/16 9:08 AM
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- PeaceHealth announced today that Mr. Brian Shipley will join the health system as system vice president for government affairs. In this new role, Shipley will serve as a key liaison between PeaceHealth and the federal government, as well as the state governments of Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

"We are truly excited about having Brian serve our health care ministry and our communities," said Carol Aaron, PeaceHealth executive vice president and chief administrative officer. "By building relationships with political representatives, staff and lobbyists, Brian will strive to influence legislation that serves the people of our communities and aligns with the PeaceHealth Mission."

Shipley has a proven background and expertise in government affairs with more than 20 years of experience. He has a successful advocacy and government relations track record, having served most recently as chief of staff in the office of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. He's also served as legislative director in the office of Gov. John Kitzhaber, as deputy chief of staff in the office of Gov. Ted Kulongoski, and as director of legislation in the office of Senate President Peter Courtney. Shipley also has experience with federal issues and partnering with leaders in Washington state.

"In addition to his impressive governmental background, Brian offers broad strategic public affairs experience that includes leading, planning and executing multifaceted public policy initiatives," Aaron said.

Brian brings a wealth of health care government knowledge, previously working as the associate vice president of government relations for Oregon Health & Science University.

"I'm excited to be returning to the health care environment and I'm particularly moved by PeaceHealth's Mission," said Shipley. "I'm passionate about healing people, which may seem odd for a 'government affairs guy,' but that's exactly why I'm thrilled about serving in this new role."

Shipley holds a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University. A California native, he moved to Oregon to attend Willamette University where he received a bachelor of arts in politics and environmental science. Shipley's first day at PeaceHealth will be June 27.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.
PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with about 900 providers, a laboratory system, and 10 medical centers. PeaceHealth was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace to fill a need for health care services in the Pacific Northwest. The Sisters shared financial and personnel resources to open new hospitals.
They shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for health care in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship in fulfilling its mission. This is The Spirit of Health.

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Attached Media Files: Brian Shipley
Rose City Freedom Bands presents Pops in the Parks
Returning Veterans Project - 06/27/16 9:05 AM
WHAT: A free concert to raise awareness for Returning Veterans Project
WHEN: Friday July 1st 2016, 7:00pm
WHERE: Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
FEATURING: Performances by Portland Gay Symphonic Band and Rose City
Swing

Rose City Gay Freedom Bands, a not-for-profit , all-inclusive musical
performance organization, is presenting a free-to-the-public concert to raise
awareness for the Retuning Veterans Project.

Rose City Gay Freedom Bands (RCGFB) provides a musical artistic outlet
to over 60 talented Portland area musicians, spanning all adult age groups.
Membership in RCGFB is open to all LGBTQI people, as well as supportive
friends. 3 performing bands currently make up the organization:

Portland Gay Symphonic Band, a classical all-wind and percussion
ensemble
Rose City Swing, a "big band" performing favorite jazz/swing
standards
Portland Pride Band, a rally and marching band with full drum corps

Returning Veterans Project provides support and healing for veterans
experiencing the repercussions of war zone service. We are honored to
host this a concert to raise awareness for RVP and the important work they
do for our family and friends who have and continue to serve our country's
military.
Governor Kate Brown Declares July 25-29 as Oregon Private College Week
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities - 06/27/16 5:34 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Governor Kate Brown has declared July 25-29, 2016 to be Oregon Private College Week. The proclamation 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.

Twelve private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state are opening their doors to prospective students and their families during Oregon Private College Week. 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% of Oregon's undergraduate students, award 23% of Oregon's undergraduate degrees and confer 25% 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%), economics and political science (22%), mathematics and statistics (34%), 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.

The majority of students (60%) enrolled in Alliance member institutions graduates within four years, saving students time and money. Also cited in Governor Brown's proclamation is 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 through Friday. For more information about Oregon Private College Week, to view a list of participating colleges, or to register, please visit www.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, visit www.oaicu.org.


Attached Media Files: 2016-06/4829/95603/Oregon_Private_College_Week_2016.pdf
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AARP Oregon releases "Road to Livability" Survey Results / Community Forum slated for June 29 (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 06/26/16 9:55 PM
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Beaverton, OR -- What makes a community livable? AARP Oregon conducted a survey to find out. The survey gauges opinions on aspects of community age friendliness, livability and ability to live independently at home as they get older. A complete copy of the survey report can be located at http://bit.ly/agefriendlywashco16

AARP Oregon, in collaboration with community partners, is holding an Age Friendly Washington County Roundtable Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 9:30-noon at the Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Milikan Way to review the survey and identify community solutions. To register call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

With the aging population growing rapidly nationwide, being prepared and equipped to support the needs and to leverage the strengths of all ages is increasingly important for communities. Oregon is no exception. By 2050, Oregon's 65+ population is expected to grow by 105%. According to the Census, 12.2% of Washington County's population is 65+.

"This survey provides policy makers, government, nonprofits and businesses information about the livability issues of interest of our population ages 45+, to consider for future planning," said Bandana Shrestha, Community Engagement Director of AARP Oregon.

Of the 3,000 mailed survey send to Washington County voters aged 45+, 530 were completed. The survey focused on eight key areas including 1) outdoor spaces and buildings 2) transportation 3) housing 4) social participation 5) respect and social inclusion 6) civic participation and employment 7) communications and information and 8) community and health services.

Overall, Washington County residents regard their community as a great place to live as they age. "But there are some key features and services residents believe are important but are lacking in their community," Shrestha said.

Survey Highlights:
- Washington County registered voters age 45+ have deep roots in their community. More than half (58%) have lived in their community for 15 years or more. Most do not plan to move and 94% say their community is a good place for older people to live.
- Well maintained hospitals and health care facilities and well-maintained streets are two top community features (94% respectively).
- Transportation options, especially a need for better transportation to and from volunteer activities, was identified as a major gap.
- Lack of job training and job opportunities for older adults also emerged as a top gap identified. This mirrors results from the Vision Action Network project in 2014. http://visionactionnetwork.org/content/view/80/339
- The majority of registered voters (80%) own their own home, but may need to make modifications to their dwelling to allow them to age in place, with only 17% of respondent saying their communities have adequate home repair service for low-income and older adults.

The vast majority of survey respondents drive themselves when they need to get around but other forms are transportation are in the mix as well including walking, biking and public transportation.

Washington county should consider more transportation options and policies to ensure pedestrian safety, based on survey results, Shrestha said. Other recommendations include to: establish programs to assist older residents make home modifications to allow safe aging in place and require new residences be built to include age-friendly features, e.g. wide doorways, no-step entries. Also more opportunities for employment and volunteerism will help enhance engagement.


About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/or or follow us on twitter @aarpor.


Attached Media Files: Summary of Survey , livability infographic
UPDATE - Public's Help Sought to Locate Missing 35-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/26/16 6:49 PM
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has located Smith's vehicle in the area of Promontory Park outside Estacada, Oregon. Search and Rescue volunteers are going to be responding to the area to begin a search for Smith.

Any hikers or users of the park and area roads are asked to call 9-1-1 if they see Smith or have any information on his whereabouts.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 35-year-old James Earl Smith, missing since June 22.

Smith was reported missing by his wife after he did not return from dinner on Wednesday evening and has missed a few days of work, which is out of character for him.

Smith is described as a white male, 6'00" tall, 170 pounds, very short red hair, facial hair, driving a black 2006 Scion with Oregon license plates 399FXE.

Anyone seeing Smith or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to send it to missing@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATED:Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Milwaukie (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/26/16 3:53 PM
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Update: June 26, 2016

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now able to confirm the identity of the deceased individual from the Clackamas Trails Apartment death investigation. She has been identified as Donna Doris McQueen, 80, of Milwaukie, OR. She died from a single gunshot wound.

Detectives working this case are no longer seeking tips from the public regarding the incident. At this time there is no further information available for release.



Earlier:6-26-16 2:00am

Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit have arrested Noelle St. John, a 21 year old female, in connection with the death investigation at the Clackamas Trails Apartments. Investigators are withholding the victim's name until after the autopsy has been completed, which is scheduled for midday on Sunday June 26, 2016.

The investigation has shown that the victim was the unintended target of Ms. St. John, who discharged a firearm in the apartment complex. Ms. St. John was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on the charges of Manslaughter I and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.


EARLIER:6-25-16 6:24pm

Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team are investigating a death at the Clackamas Trails Apartments, located at 10425 SE Cook Ct. in Milwaukie. Detectives are reaching out to the public, who might have information to provide. Detectives are specifically interested in information about a disturbance or fight from within the complex last night, 06-24-16.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


Attached Media Files: Crime Scene , News Release
Credit Unions Give Financial Education Resources to Washington Teachers
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/26/16 3:16 PM
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SEATTLE, WA. -- Do you know any students who just graduated with high honors, but still don't know how to manage their money, start a small business or balance their checking accounts?
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[America's Credit Union Conference/Sheraton Seattle]
Credit unions reached out to Washington teachers today, to help fix that situation. The America's Credit Unions Conference has brought thousands of financial experts to Seattle this week, and some of them took the time to provide teaching tools to Washington educators. The resources given at no cost included lesson plans, and box sets of "BizKid$" -- the national award winning TV show that teaches kids how to save, invest and become entrepreneurs.
[Sot: Danielle Brown/National Credit Union Foundation]
[Sot: Pat LaRoy/5th Grade Teacher/Burien, WA ]

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Jamie Dedmon, Managing Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation estimates based on the teacher turnout today, the resources provided will reach about 35-thousand students next school year.


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their 5.2 million members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. Because credit unions are local and member driven, they provide financial education and invest in making their communities better. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.


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Three Motorcyclists Die On Oregon's Highways Over The Weekend
Oregon State Police - 06/26/16 2:30 PM
JUNE 24 -- LANE COUNTY

On June 24, 2016 at about 5:15PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle versus a pickup on Highway 36 near milepost 7 (near Mapleton).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound when it failed to negotiate a corner, crossed the centerline, and struck a 1999 Ford Ranger head-on.

The motorcyclist, Michael R LUCIER, age 56, of Swisshome, Oregon, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford, Rodney D PRUETT, age 23, of Florence was not injured.

There were intermittent lane closures on Highway 36 while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Florence Police.


JUNE 25 -- JOSPEHINE COUNTY

On June 25, 2016 at about 8PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 46 at milepost 7 (Caves Highway near Cave Junction).

The 911 caller, who was a passing motorist, reporting seeing a motorcycle partially down the embankment. The caller also reported the rider was not breathing. Emergency crews arrived on scene and pronounced the motorcyclist deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Triumph motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 46 at milepost 7 when it left the roadway on a corner. The motorcycle struck a tree and the rider, Patrick Michael DALEY, age 57, of Cave Junction, was thrown down the embankment.

Roadway evidence indicates excessive speed was a factor. Highway 46 was closed for approximately 1 hour during the investigation. OSP was assisted by the Illinois Valley Fire Department.


JUNE 26 -- LINN COUNTY

On June 26, 2016 at about 6:45AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a truck versus motorcycle collision on Interstate 5 at the 235 interchange (just north of Albany). Information received is the truck driver failed to remain at the scene and left the area.

Preliminary information indicates a 1995 Kenworth truck tractor towing a chip trailer had been traveling southbound on Old Salem Road. The truck began to make a left turn onto the Interstate 5 southbound onramp, but turned in front of a northbound 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle.

The motorcyclist crashed as a result of the truck turning into its path. The rider, Kevin R ARGO, age 39, of Lebanon was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.

The operator of the truck, Ruben L DEFOOR, age 79, of Albany, was later located and is cooperating with the investigation.

The onramp was closed for several hours as the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by Albany Fire, Linn County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when available.
UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Underway on Glisan Street - Related Traffic Crash on 162nd and Halsey (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/26/16 11:23 AM
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Gang detectives booked 24-year-old Antonio Mayshack into the Multnomah County Jail on Saturday evening on charges of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Mayshack was also held on outstanding charges of Robbery in the Third Degree and Criminal Trespass in the First Degree.

Detectives suspect Mayshack of being the driver in the vehicle that crashed and burned on Northeast 162nd Avenue. A firearm was located and seized from inside the vehicle.

The other man in the vehicle remains in the hospital with serious injuries and has not been charged with any crimes.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information should contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-0947, jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 9:15 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire at Northeast 105th Avenue and Glisan Street. As officers were responding to the scene, witnesses reported that occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other and that both vehicles fled the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and located evidence of gunfire but no gunshot victims.

Approximately 15 minutes later, the Gresham Police Department responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic crash on Northeast 162nd Avenue, just South of Halsey. East Precinct officers assisted and upon arrival determined that the vehicle and occupants were likely related to the shooting on Glisan Street.

Both the driver and passenger attempted to walk away from the scene but were quickly located. Both were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for serious injuries suffered in the crash. Neither person appears to have gunshot wounds.

Traffic is closed on Glisan Street, near 105th Avenue; and, on 162nd Avenue between Halsey and Multnomah Streets.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Photos of the crashed vehicle courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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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Jewel Road Fire Burns 31 Acres in Central Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/26/16 11:21 AM
The Jewel Road Fire was reported Saturday at 4:30 p.m. burning in grass and brush on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands west of Dufer in central Oregon. Fire-fighting resources from ODF's Central Oregon District and several cooperators stopped the fire's spread at 31 acres.

A single-engine air tanker on contract with the Washington Department of Natural Resources flew from Dallesport, Wash., and dropped one load of retardant and three loads of water onto the fire. ODF responded with four engines and a bulldozer, and four additional engines were supplied by the U.S. Forest Service and a rural structural protection district.

The fire burned on rolling hills through grass and brush beneath an overstory of pine and oak trees, and was contained by 11:00 p.m. The engine crews were released from the fire by midnight.

Today, four engines and a five-person crew are patrolling the Jewel Road Fire and extinguishing remaining hot spots.

The cause of the Jewel Road Fire is under investigation.

No other fires 10 acres in size or larger were reported yesterday on ODF-protected lands.

Statewide Fire Statistics for 2016 on ODF-Protected Lands as of June 26:
Lightning has caused 33 fires that burned 2,126 acres.
There have been 167 human-caused fires that burned 186 acres
Total: 200 fires that burned 2,312 acres

10-Year Average for fires on ODF-Protected Lands as of June 26:
Lightning caused 30 fires that burned 37 acres
Humans caused 164 fires that burned 1,332 acres
Total: 194 fires that burned 1,369 acres
ADVISORY: The 2016 Milk Carton Boat Race is Underway
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 06/26/16 11:15 AM
What: The 2016 Milk Carton Boat Race

When: Starts now, Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m. until races are completed

Where: Westmoreland Park casting pond

Who: Members of the community with manmade, human-powered boats that float upon milk jugs and cartons

Why: Free, fun community event
Parents of Parker Kennedy, high school track star injured in javelin accident, give media statement
OHSU (Hospital) - 06/26/16 10:43 AM
In lieu of interviews, the Kennedy family would like to share the following statement:

"Parker is in fair condition. He is talking, moving, and showing signs of progress. He is able to see out of his injured eye, but his vision is still slightly blurry. His neuro status is good. He's staying at the hospital so his team of doctors and nurses can monitor his progress.

Our family would like to thank the many people who have helped Parker, including the Tualatin paramedics who were first on the scene, his health care team at OHSU, his track family, and all the family and friends who have reached out to support us."

--Barry and Carrie Kennedy, Parker's parents.
https://www.facebook.com/AARPOregon (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 06/26/16 10:31 AM
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CLACKAMAS - The state's largest membership organization has a new leader. Elaine Friesen-Strang, 62, has accepted the volunteer position as AARP Oregon's state president, said Jerry Cohen, state director. She will lead the volunteer Executive Council for at least the next two years as well as collaborate with AARP staff and volunteers to achieve positive social change on behalf of people 50+ in Oregon.
AARP Oregon has more than a half million members ages 50+ and approximate 1,500 individuals who volunteer with AARP Oregon, The Driver Safety Program and AARP Tax Aid. "Our volunteers are the real power behind AARP," Cohen said. "They bring significant knowledge, skills and passion to the work to show that age is an asset and life is full of real possibilities at any age."

Friesen-Strang brings a wealth of experience and community service to the position. In addition to her volunteerism with AARP, she is active with the Elders in Action Commission and the Governor's Commission on Senior Services. She's been a key advocate in Multnomah County to create safer streets for pedestrians, bicyclists and cars working hard to pass the recent Portland gas tax.

Friesen-Strang said in accepting the position, "Regardless of who we are, we all share the same needs: financial security, health services, care giving supports, personal fulfillment, and communities that help us thrive. I'm honored to serve with other Oregon volunteers and the AARP staff to help make these goals a reality," she said. "In the words of Ethel Percy Andrus, 'We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest, and our attention to something besides ourselves.'"

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/or or follow us on twitter @aarpor.


Attached Media Files: Elaine Friesen-Strang
Four Men Arrested Attempting to Burglarize Computer Store (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/26/16 10:13 AM
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On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 11:55 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary alarm at CityMac, located at 12310 Northeast Whitaker Way.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and located three suspects attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle. A fourth suspect was found hiding under a parked truck.

All four suspects were taken into custody without incident and officers discovered evidence linking them to the attempted burglary at the computer store.

All four suspects were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

The suspects were identified as:

31-year-old Ricky Delise Haines of Seattle, Washington

34-year-old Koumssa Wakgira of Seattle, Washington

25-year-old Jaylen Rasheed King of Federal Way, Washington (also held on two outstanding warrants)

38-year-old Raymel Jabar Curry of Tacoma, Washington

Community members and businesses are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/cp for crime prevention tips and resources.

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Sheriff's Deputies Search for "Lucky Dog Deli" Robbery Suspect (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/26/16 9:27 AM
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June 26, 2016--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man after he robbed a local business.

On June 25, 2016 at 9:27 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Lucky Dog Deli at 4714 SW Scholls Ferry Road in the community of Raleigh Hills, concerning a robbery. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies learned there was a man that robbed the 27 year-old male clerk at gunpoint. Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by Portland Police Bureau Officers, responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Sheriff's Deputies were told the robbery suspect came into the business and walked quickly towards the clerk who was behind the counter. The clerk told Sheriff's Deputies the man had a handgun and demanded the cash in the register. The employee gave the man a very small amount of cash and the man fled on foot. The employee was not injured.

Sheriff's Deputies searched the area with the assistance of a Sheriff's Office K9 with no success locating the suspect. There is the possibility a vehicle was used to flee the area. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and other evidence. There is a still photo (inset) from the video that shows the suspect with a gun in his hand.

It was reported that the Portland Police Bureau was investigating a similar robbery that occurred less than a half mile away, a few hours prior to this robbery. Both robberies had many similarities, and it is possible they were committed by the same man.

The man was described as a dark skinned black male, in his 20s with a thin build. He was reported to have a beard and he was wearing a black hoody and camouflage colored shorts. Witnesses reported the man walked with a distinctive limp on his right side.

Deputies are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2700.


Attached Media Files: PDF , Robbery Suspect Photo
Sat. 06/25/16
UPDATE: VICTIM ID: Cowlitz Sheriff recovers missing woman's body from Cowlitz River: No foul play suspected.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/25/16 6:33 PM
UPDATE: #1: The Cowlitz County Coroner has identified the woman as 52 year old Catherine Marie Sellards, her residence is not known. The Cowlitz Chaplains made contact with the family and made the notification a short time ago.

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Cowlitz County: The Cowlitz Sheriff's Office got a call at about 8:00 a.m. today from a person saying that her friend was missing and she feared she may have gone in to the river and drown. Deputies searched the river bank and talked with several campers in the area. They also launched boat and found the missing woman's body at about 3:00 p.m. in the shallow part of the river just down stream from the the Tennant Way where it crosses over the Cowlitz River. They had been camping nearby.

The caller said that the victim had gone in a short distance in to the river at about 1:00 a.m. saying that the river had healing power.

There is no indications of foul play. The victims ID is being withheld pending notification of her family.

We are not releasing any further details at this time. The Cowlitz County Coroner will release the cause and manner of death when it had been determined.
East Precinct Officer Injured in Traffic Crash on Southeast Washington Street (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/25/16 5:22 PM
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On Saturday June 25, 2016, at 3:45 p.m., two East Precinct officers were involved in a traffic crash on Southeast Washington Street at the I-205 northbound off-ramp.

The passenger officer was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The driver officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The officers were driving a community member home after her involvement in an unrelated traffic crash when they were struck by the other driver. The officers were driving eastbound on Washington Street and the other driver was exiting I-205 northbound at Washington.

Neither the other driver or the community member in the police car were injured in the crash.

As is standard procedure, Traffic Division officers responded to conduct an investigation into the crash.

Both vehicles will be towed from the scene and the intersection will be reopened shortly.

Photos courtesy of the Portland Police Bureau.

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Civil Air Patrol joins Linn County Sheriff for search for missing man (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 06/25/16 2:57 PM
Lt Col Wayne Shultz and Lt Jonathan Ritchie are preflighting the aircraft and preparing to take off from Aurora State Airport to join a search in Linn County for a missing hiker. (Photo by Cathe Frederic)
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The U.S. Air Force Rescue and Recovery Center has dispatched the Oregon Civil Air Patrol to assist Linn County Sheriff's Office in searching for a missing man.

The search is for a missing hiker aged 75 in the Marion Lake area. Sheriff Bruce Riley has asked for the CAP to join the search in the wilderness area of northeast Linn County. There are no roads directly to Marion Lake.

CAP was performing a training day today, so it has diverted three aircraft from training tasks to join the search. Two will fly search patterns while the third aircraft will perform a "high bird" function, flying at a higher elevation and relaying radio communications between the search aircraft and the CAP base at Aurora State Airport.

"We are happy to divert our aircrews and aircraft to support Sheriff Riley," said Lt Col Ira Rosenberg, who is the Incident Commander. "Performing this search will help us keep our skills sharp even better than our practice missions would have. We are able to respond very rapidly since we had aircraft fueled and ready, and our personnel had already gathered."

More than 57 people are involved in the CAP emergency services drill today. Five Cessna 182s and one Cessna 172 are active today. Activities are controlled from Aurora, but pilots with their aircrews took off from Hillsboro, Portland, Eugene and Bend. CAP and its Emergency Services teams practice frequently to maintain readiness and skill levels. They train vigorously to Federal Emergency Management Agency standards.

Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation's coastlines during World War II and to perform other critical civil defense missions.

CAP, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

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Attached Media Files: Lt Col Wayne Shultz and Lt Jonathan Ritchie are preflighting the aircraft and preparing to take off from Aurora State Airport to join a search in Linn County for a missing hiker. (Photo by Cathe Frederic)
Credit Unions Help Teachers Make 40,000 Washington Students Money Smart
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/25/16 2:49 PM
SUNDAY STORY OPPORTUNITY
"Teach the Teachers" Event Provides Free Financial Education Toolkit

SEATTLE, WA. -- Even "Straight A" students may finish school not knowing how to manage their money, balance their accounts, pay down debt and spend wisely.

Credit unions are here to help.

Sunday, credit union volunteers from across the country will host a free event in Seattle to empower teachers, counselors and mentors to teach financial basics. As a result, the teachers and mentors from around Washington state who attend, will return to their communities ready to help their estimated 40,000 students to prepare for the "real world."

"When these teachers get back to their classrooms this fall, they will be better prepared to teach something that will change their students' lives in such a positive way," said Jamie Dedmon, Managing Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. "Because credit unions are local, not for profit cooperatives owned by their members, they really take an interest in helping people achieve their financial goals. The first step is solid financial education."

The teacher appreciation celebration kicks off the America's Credit Union Conference, which brings thousands of credit union leaders to Seattle through June 29.

MEDIA INVITATION:

What: Credit Unions Celebrate Teachers of Financial Education
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.
Where: Seattle Sheraton Hotel 1400 6th. Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Note: If your media outlet is interested in this story but cannot attend, please email or call Lynn Heider and we will provide sound and video afterwards for your unrestricted use. lheider@nwcua.org 503.329.7208

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their 5.2 million members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. Because credit unions are local and member driven, they provide financial education and invest in making their communities better. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.
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Attached Media Files: 2016-06/4992/95619/Credit_Unions_Help_Teachers_Make_40K_WA_Students_Money_Smart.docx
World Naked Bike Ride Tonight #PDXWNBR - Riders Urged to Wear Helmets and Shoes
Portland Police Bureau - 06/25/16 2:07 PM
The World Naked Bike Ride is set to roll through the streets of Portland on Saturday June 25, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., starting from Mt. Scott Park, located at 5530 Southeast Harold Street. The protest ride will be a six mile loop throughout the city.

Event organizers estimated the number of participants last year to be nearly 10,000 people.

The Portland Police Bureau will have officers dedicated to the event this evening to ensure everyone is safe and to provide assistance at intersections. There may be short traffic delays and drivers or non-participants are asked in advance for their patience.

Portland City Code 14A.40.030 (Indecent Exposure) states the following:

It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex.

Although many participants may violate Portland City Code, the Police Bureau will be exercising discretion as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders. People who "start early" and potentially disrupt other neighborhood events not associated with the official ride may not receive the same discretion.

At a bare minimum, the Portland Police Bureau recommends that riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries. Bike lights are also highly recommended for riders as well as plenty of water or fluids.

For more information on the ride, visit http://www.pdxwnbr.org

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Four Sent To Hospital Following Head-On Crash Near Sheridan - Yamhill County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/25/16 12:50 PM
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On June 24, 2016 at about 7PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 18B near milepost 5 (just west of Sheridan).

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound 2001 Hyundai Elantra was making a pass in a no passing zone (in a corner) when it struck a westbound 2001 Hyundai Accent head-on. Both vehicles came to rest in the highway.

The driver of the Accent, Phil P WATKINS, age 61, of Willamina, OR, suffered life threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The driver of the Elantra, Timothy M MCCREADY, age 43, of Sheridan, was taken to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville for serious injuries. A passenger from each vehicle was taken to Salem Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 18B was closed for four hours while the investigation was conducted. Alcohol is being considered as a contributing factor in the crash. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County District Attorney's Office, Amity Police, McMinnville Police, Sheridan Fire, West Valley Fire, Newberg Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when available.


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Hillsboro Man Dies in Early Morning Crash
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/25/16 10:51 AM
June 25, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. The driver did not survive his injuries.

On June 25, 2016, at 1:04 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by Hillsboro Police Department, were called to SW Highway 219 south of Clean Water Services concerning a single vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2005 Honda Civic over an embankment on the west side of the road. Sheriff's Deputies determined the Honda was travelling north on SW Highway 219 when it failed to negotiate a curve. The Honda then drove off the west side of the road, struck a tree and rolled over.

Sheriff's Deputies found that Dashiell Solberg-Bell, 22, from Hillsboro, was the driver and sole occupant of the Honda. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminarily, Sheriff's Deputies were not able to determine why Mr. Solberg-Bell left the roadway, although excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with the crash.

Highway 219 was closed for about two hours to investigate the crash. Investigators have not determined if there were other factors that contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation.


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Suspected Pipe Bomb near Lincoln City not an explosive (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 06/25/16 10:08 AM
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On June 24, 1016 at about 2:00 PM a mail carrier reported finding a possible pipe bomb sitting between mailboxes in the 400 block of Drift Creek Road just south of Lincoln City. Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies responded and, with the assistance of ODOT, blocked off the roadway until the Oregon State Police Explosives Unit was able to respond. The OSP Explosives Unit arrived within a few hours and was able to utilize robotic technology to safely obtain and analyze the device within 15 minutes and determined the device was not an explosive device, but rather an old flashlight. The flashlight was disposed of and the roadway was opened and the area released at 4:50 PM. On scene deputies reported that motorists and local residents were very understanding of the temporary closure and supported the approach of; "Better safe than sorry."
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Fri. 06/24/16
2 car crash hwy 18B
Sheridan Fire District - 06/24/16 9:23 PM
6:42 PM Sheridan Fire, ODOT, YCSO and Oregon State Troopers were dispatched to a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy18B and Rock Creek Rd. Upon arrival crews found two vehicles with heavy damage, two occupants in each vehicle. Both vehicles required substantial extrication to get the patients out. An air ambulance, Oregon Lifeguard, was requested to the scene along with additional units from West Valley Fire. Two patients were taken to Salem Hospital and one was taken to Willamette Valley Medical Center, the air ambulance transported to Salem as well.

All fire units have cleared the scene at this time and the scene has been turned over to Oregon State Police.

We are asking people to stay clear of the area as ODOT and OSP work to investigate and clear the scene. If any additional information about this incident comes forward we will provide an additional press release.

This intersection, and the immediate area,is an area with frequent accidents. We encourage all drivers to follow the posted traffic signs and be extra mindful on their travels.
Be A Trooper: OSP Accepting Online Applications (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/24/16 8:56 PM
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Have you ever considered the Oregon State Police as a career? If so, the Oregon State Police offers numerous duty assignments across our beautiful state and will be accepting Entry Level and Lateral recruit trooper applications beginning today and will close at midnight on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Careers with the Oregon State Police not only offer many geographical transfer opportunities throughout the state, but also offer a wide variety of assignments within our Patrol, Fish and Wildlife and Criminal Divisions.

Adding to the attractive scenery and numerous assignment options are numerous opportunities for promotional advancement, excellent wages, incentives based on education and experiences, and an excellent benefit package.

Start the process now by going to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at osptrooper.com. The website will help interested applicants learn about the process, understand qualifications, and get a head start on the required entry level testing.

Two entry level testing sessions will be held on Saturday, August 20, and Monday, August 22, at the Department of Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Highway SE in Salem. The Oregon State Police testing sessions typically take the majority of the day, and kick off around 7:30 a.m.

The Oregon State Police urges applicants to prepare for the application and testing sessions beforehand.

The complete application for employment is comprised of an e-recruit profile, a supplemental questionnaire and required attachments.

The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. If you are interested in a challenging career that will provide you with a lifetime of memories, then consider applying with the Oregon State Police. Information about our agency, the different opportunities that are available, how our hiring process works, and updates to our hiring process can be found at www.osptrooper.com.

For additional information applicants should call the OSP Recruiting and Training Section at (503) 378 4931.


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Three Escape Death Or Serious Injuries After High Speed Crash In Yamhill County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/24/16 8:44 PM
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On June 24, 2016 at about 3AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 221 near milepost 10 (just south of Wheatland Road).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Audi sedan was traveling northbound on Highway 221 (Wallace Road) at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control on a corner. The Audi left the roadway and traveled approximately 600 feet along the ditch line. The Audi struck a tree, a power pole and a highway sign coming to rest in the middle of the roadway after rolling several times.

The driver and two passengers were taken to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. The driver, Jonathan ALCANTARA ROMERO, age 25, of Dayton, was arrested and taken to the Yamhill County Jail on the following charges: DUII- Alcohol, Assault III, Reckless Endangering Another Person, Assault IV, Criminal Mischief II, and Reckless Driving.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Dayton Fire and McMinnville Fire. This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Waterfront Blues Festival will utilize northbound Naito traffic lane for loading and public safety starting Sunday, June 26 (Photo)
Oregon Food Bank - 06/24/16 3:36 PM
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The Waterfront Blues Festival is expected to draw 100,000 people between July 1 and 4; roughly 25,000 people per day. As part of this festival benefiting Oregon Food Bank, there will be some lane configurations intended to keep visitors and travelers safe. There will be two phases of closures.

Loading phase: June 26-30
Beginning Sunday, organizers will utilize the easternmost northbound lane of Naito Parkway starting at SW Clay for loading activities related to the festival. This lane configuration will exist 24 hours a day starting the morning of June 26th.

Pedestrian safety & access phase: July 1-4
On Friday morning, July 1st, the lane conversion of the northbound lane of SW Naito Parkway will begin a SW Clay Street and extend to NW Davis Street to accommodate people traveling to or around the Waterfront Blues Festival at the southern end of Waterfront Park. The conversion is intended to create a safe way for people to get to and around Waterfront Park and will link up with the existing Better Naito configuration that people have become accustomed to.

As part of creating safe access for people to travel to and around the Oregon Blues Festival, motor vehicle traffic heading to the Hawthorne Bridge will be detoured to the Hawthorne Bridge onramp on SW Main Street. The Hawthorne Bridge ramp from Naito will be closed to motor vehicle traffic July 1-4.

In 2015 Better Naito, a partnership between Portland Bureau of Transportation and Better Block PDX, began efforts to create a safe way for people to travel during Portland's peak festival season. Prior to Better Naito, people were often forced to squeeze into narrow dirt paths, walk in a bike lane, or bike in a travel lane with high-speed traffic. As a result of the program's success in 2015, an extended pilot was planned for the 2016 summer season.

The 29th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. Ticket and artist information for the festival can be found at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com. A limited number of passes for Oregon Trail Card holders will be available each day at the Hawthorne Gate.

For additional information about Better Naito, please visit the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/NaitoParkway.


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Oregon Home Care Commission plans to meet July 7 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 06/24/16 3:09 PM
The Oregon Home Care Commission plans to meet Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. at 676 Church Street NE in Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: Public testimony; updates on the Governor's Commission on Senior Services, Oregon Disabilities Commission, Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities, Aging and People with Disabilities, Office of Developmental Disabilities Services, Community Advisory Councils, Coordinated Care Organizations; Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion toolkit presentation; and staff reports.

The Commission will hold an Executive Session starting at 1:30 p.m. to discuss labor negotiations. In accordance with Oregon law, this session is closed to the public.

The Oregon Home Care Commission welcomes visitors to its meetings. People who need any type of accommodation due to a disability should contact Joanna Gould at 503-378-4984 at least 48 hours before the meeting.
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Drug Arrest Leads to the Seizure of Suspected Stolen Bicycles (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/24/16 3:04 PM
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On Tuesday June 21, 2016, officers assigned to the Central and North Precinct Street Crimes Units arrested 39-year-old Wesley Christopher Ferron for numerous drug charges and also seized several thousand dollars in suspected stolen bicycles and bike frames.

Ferron was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Oxycodone, Identity Theft, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Officers developed information that Ferron was involved in the distribution of heroin and methamphetamine in the City of Portland and developed probable cause to arrest him on Tuesday afternoon. Ferron was located and arrested in a homeless camp at Southeast 5th Avenue and Ivon Street.

After Ferron was arrested, officers located and seized small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone, as well as other drug-related paraphernalia. Officers also located approximately $5,000 to $6,000 in suspected stolen bicycles and bike frames, more than $1,200 cash and several small marijuana plants.

Officers will work to determine if owners can be located for the suspected stolen bicycles.

To learn more about how to prevent bicycle theft, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/66825

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Hockinson School District Budget Hearing and Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 06/24/16 2:51 PM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Budget Hearing and Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
Burn-to-Learn Training in Hillsboro to Provide Firefighters Hands-on Experience
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 06/24/16 2:37 PM
On Tuesday, June 28, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue will conduct a training house burn at 635 SE 18th Avenue. The Burn-to-Learn exercise will give valuable live-fire training in a residential structure to Hillsboro's newly-hired firefighter recruits, as well as the department's career and volunteer firefighters.

The Burn-to-Learn exercise will begin at 9am when Hillsboro Fire & Rescue training officers set small fires, one at a time, inside the house. Training officers will then accompany firefighters inside to extinguish the fires. The drill will be supervised by experienced, career firefighters and will adhere to strict safety guidelines. Firefighters have ensured that all that remains in the home is normal, non-hazardous building materials. Once the interior training is completed, the house will be allowed to burn in a controlled and safe manner. There will be teams of firefighters at the scene from beginning until all flames are extinguished.

Motorists can expect that traffic on SE 18th Avenue from SE Maple Street to SE Oak Crest Drive will be closed from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue conducts these types of training burns a few times a year. Training Officer Jeff Gurske explains, "Live fire training exercises are especially valuable for Hillsboro Fire & Rescue's newest firefighters by allowing them to witness fire behavior and smoke conditions in a burning structure." Gurske added, "Firefighters are able to learn the capabilities of their equipment and apply tactics in a controlled environment."

The home used in this training exercise was donated by the owner to make way for future construction on the property.

To learn more about Hillsboro Fire & Rescue's Burn-to-Learn training, or to find out how to donate a house for a future Burn-to-Learn, contact Training Coordinator Jeff Gurske at 503-681-3903.
News media wishing to attend can contact Bruce Montgomery at 503-615-6666, PIO pager.

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Street Crimes Units Arrest 47-Year-old Man for Dealing Crack Cocaine (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/24/16 2:32 PM
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On Thursday June 23, 2016, officers assigned to Street Crimes Units at Central and North Precincts arrested 47-year-old Marcus Williams after an investigation into crack cocaine distribution.

Williams was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Cocaine near a School, Delivery of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine. Additionally, Williams was lodged on a parole violation (original charge of Manslaughter).

Officers developed information that Williams was dealing crack cocaine in the City of Portland and developed probable cause to arrest him on Thursday afternoon. Officers contacted Williams in his vehicle in the Walgreen's parking lot at North Lombard Street and Peninsular Avenue, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Officers seized approximately ?1/2 ounce of crack cocaine, packaged for sale, from Williams.

Community members wishing to provide information about drug activity in their neighborhoods or information about significant drug traffickers can file it online by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30740

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OSP And Partners Focusing On Waterway Safety This Weekend (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/24/16 2:27 PM
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As the hot weather arrives again this weekend, Oregon State Police urges those who utilize state wildlife areas, parks, beaches and other locations along waterways to not make critical mistakes that affect them and others on Oregon roads and waterways. In particular, OSP wants to remind those who recreate on the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) beaches near Portland, Oregon to enjoy their time with friends and family and to keep it enjoyable by making safe and sober boating and driving a priority.

OSP and local law enforcement partners will participate in a national enforcement effort this weekend, 'Operation Dry Water,' to discourage impaired boating and prevent alcohol-related incidents on Oregon waterways. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of boating under the influence awareness, education and enforcement launched by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in 2009 in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard. In conjunction with this effort, additional OSP and local law enforcement will focus the same effort to discourage impaired driving.

Important safety tips for warm weather recreating:

Designated Driver (DD) - If you haven't worked out who will drive if you're going to drink; now's the time!
Sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion --"stressors" common to the boating environment-- intensify the effects of alcohol, drugs, and some medications.
Make it an Overnighter - couches or hotel rooms make great landing pads and are far more comfortable than a jail bed.
Reach out for help - if you've been drinking or using marijuana you shouldn't be boating / driving. Call a cab, phone a friend or send for backup on Twitter - it may mean the difference in someone else's life.
If you do see an impaired driver behind the wheel or operating a boat call and report it: 911

Here are links to operation dry water. First one is for media:
http://www.operationdrywater.org/awareness


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Deer Ridge Correctional Institution Inmate Caught (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/24/16 2:07 PM
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On June 24, 2016, at approximately 1:35pm members of Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF), while investigating an anonymous tip near SE 99th and SE Stark Ave., Portland, at the Ramada Inn were able to locate Deer Ridge Correctional Institution escaped inmate Richard Clark, 29 years old. Mr. Clark was taken into custody without incident.


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Inmate walk away from Deer Ridge Correctional Institution work crew BACK IN CUSTODY(Photo) (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 06/24/16 1:58 PM
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UPDATEINMATE CLARK WAS APPREHENDED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 P.M. HE IS IN CUSTODY AT MULTNOMAH COUNTY JAIL.




An inmate walked away today from a Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) work crew near Sisters. Oregon State Police are investigating.

DRCI staff discovered inmate Richard Clark missing at approximately 1:45 p.m., Thursday, June 23. Clark is a 29-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet tall, 205 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He is most likely wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange or red shorts, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Clark entered DOC custody on March 31, 2016, on two counts of attempted robbery in the second degree out of Washington County. His earliest release date is June 11, 2019.

Anyone with information regarding Clark's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at
1-800-452-7888.

DRCI is a multi-custody facility located four miles east of Madras in central Oregon. This men's prison contains 644 minimum-security beds and 1,223 medium-security beds. The minimum facility began receiving inmates in September 2007. The medium facility has not received inmates due to cost saving measures. DRCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including, education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, cognitive programs, and inmate work crews.


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Sex Abuse Arrest (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/24/16 1:54 PM
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On 06/14/2016, Nick Allen Barger, 47 year old male from Milwaukie, was taken into custody by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team Detectives and lodged into the Clackamas County Jail for multiple counts of Rape in the First Degree; Sodomy in the First Degree; Sexual Abuse in the First Degree; Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree; and Incest. The arrest stemmed from an investigation into Nick Barger sexually abusing his two minor biological daughters. The sexual abuse began when one of the victims was as young as age 5 and lasted until the victims were in their late teens, which occurred in Clackamas County as well as multiple other counties within Oregon. The known victims are now adults.
The criminal case was referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office and on June 23 Barger was indicted on multiple criminal acts to include ballot measure 11 crimes of Rape I, Sodomy I and Unlawful Sexual Penetration.
Anyone with information about this case or any other potential victims should contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tip line at (503)723-4949.


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Hillsboro Wins Climate Protection Award for Environmental Sustainability Plan (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 06/24/16 1:11 PM
An electric vehicle charging station outside of the Hillsboro Civic Center is among the 35 stations installed by the City of Hillsboro since 2009.
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The City of Hillsboro and Mayor Jerry Willey have won Honorable Mention in the US Conference of Mayors' 2016 Climate Protection Awards in recognition of Hillsboro's Environmental Sustainability Plan. Mayor Willey accepted the award today at the US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis.

The award recognizes the ongoing work of Hillsboro's Community Sustainability Task Force. As part of the award, the City will receive a $5,000 grant award to pass through to a nonprofit organization in Hillsboro that is working on sustainability and related issues.

In June 2015, the Hillsboro City Council adopted Hillsboro's first community Environmental Sustainability Plan. This plan builds upon the city's organizational Sustainability Plan adopted in 2010, and it provides a quantified framework to guide sustainability imperatives for the long term.

The Environmental Sustainability Plan, a part of the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan, provides a process that ensures continued and consistent effort, tracking, and reporting toward the adopted goals. It includes goals for energy, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, materials management (including the reduction of emissions from solid waste), and natural resource conservation.

More than 75 projects are either started or planned to lead the community toward the established goals. The projects will be implemented by dozens of key community "Implementation Steward" partners that are part of the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan.

For the past 15 years, the Hillsboro Community Plan has improved the community in numerous ways through completion of hundreds of community-driven projects, from the imperative to certify the city's new Civic Center as LEED Gold to establishing its first Environmental Sustainability Plan.

Projects that have begun or are planned include:
Promotion of energy conservation incentive programs for commercial and residential buildings;
Promotion of the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge;
Voluntary purchase of green power;
Deployment of renewable energy generation;
Implementation of streamlined permitting processes for solar energy systems;
Development of infrastructure for renewable natural gas (RNG) fleet fueling from waste water treatment biogas;
Enhancement of city bicycle facilities; and
Development of a Home Energy Score pilot program.

Read descriptions of all winners at: http://usmayors.org/climateprotection/2016Awardees.


Attached Media Files: An electric vehicle charging station outside of the Hillsboro Civic Center is among the 35 stations installed by the City of Hillsboro since 2009.
Summit Connects Agriculture, Healthy Eating and Learning
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 06/24/16 1:08 PM
It's a bird, it's a plane! No, it's a teacher flying through the air on a zip line.

The Northwest Regional Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit is going to new heights on Monday, June 27, at Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure Park. On the first day of a two day summit, a unique mix of educational and agricultural leaders will learn firsthand about the learning connection between physical activity and brain function while testing their own physical abilities.

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. Inspired and led by youth, it empowers students to eat healthy, be active and make positive changes in their schools and communities.

The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and Idaho Dairy Council invited leaders from schools and farms in both states who are committed to bettering the lives of students and learning ways of leveraging the proven benefits of improved learning through better diet and exercise. During the summit, they will share their Fuel Up to Play 60 experiences aimed at engaging and empowering youth to eat healthy and to be physically active at school, at home and in the community.

"This regional summit will bring together school administrators, nutrition service directors, teachers, state partners and dairy farmers to increase everyone's understanding of the connection between agriculture, healthy eating, physical activity and learning," said Crista Hawkins, Manager of School Programs for Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. "We have so much to learn from one another."

Media is invited to attend and cover this event. Questions or requests for special accommodations can be directed to Crista Hawkins, Manager of School Programs, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, 971-409-0001 or chawkins@odncouncil.org.

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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.

About the Idaho Dairy Council:
The Idaho Dairy Council provides nutrition education to the entire state of Idaho as a non-profit organization supported by the United Dairymen of Idaho. The Council provides free, science-based nutrition resources to educators, students, health professionals and the public via curriculum, materials, funding, and nutrition instruction.
Health advisory issued for Howard Bay located in Upper Klamath Lake (Photo)
Oregon Health Authority - 06/24/16 12:48 PM
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High toxin levels found in lake area in Klamath County

A health advisory was issued today for Howard Bay (also known locally as Howards Bay or Howard's Bay), located in the southwest corner of Upper Klamath Lake, northwest of Klamath Falls in Klamath County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of toxic blue-green algae in the bay. Toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals, though toxin testing in other areas of the lake have been low.

People should avoid swallowing water while swimming or inhaling water droplets as a result of high-speed water activities, such as water skiing or power boating, 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 Howard Bay at this time is especially dangerous. Oregon public health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from the affected area are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective for removing algae toxins. However public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people connected to public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier. If community members have questions about water available at nearby campgrounds, they should contact campground management.

Oregon health officials recommend that those who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, as 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 Howard Bay and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations 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 a variety of symptoms including 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 to Upper Klamath Lake for recreation activities should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in Howard Bay.

The advisory will be lifted when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Howard Bay 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, contact the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at 971-673-0400.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at http://www.healthoregon.org/hab 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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Media Advisory - 25-year anniversary and rededication of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery
Bonneville Power Administration - 06/24/16 12:36 PM
Ford, Wash. - On June 29, 2016, the Spokane Tribe of Indians and the Bonneville Power Administration will celebrate the 25-year anniversary and rededication of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery.

WHAT: Signing ceremony, celebration and hatchery rededication.

WHO: Spokane Tribe of Indian elders, leaders and BPA executives.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: 5629 Hatchery Rd., Ford, Wash.

Contacts: Monica Peone, 509-458-6587, rawhide@spokanetribe.com
David Wilson, 503-572-1209, dbwilson@bpa.gov

Background:

In 1990, BPA began funding the hatchery's design, construction and operation to mitigate in part for the environmental impacts of Grand Coulee Dam. Completed in 1939, Grand Coulee flooded the Spokane Tribe's ancestral homelands and blocked salmon from migrating to the tribe's traditional fishing sites. The operation of Grand Coulee has also negatively affected resident fish populations, such as trout.

The Spokane Tribe of Indians has taken a leadership role in bringing fish back to the river, developing a restoration and enhancement program for Lake Roosevelt that includes a fish hatchery for rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.

"Historically, the Spokane Tribe was known as a river and fishing people, culturally defined, in part, by the bounty of salmon that returned annually to tribal fishery grounds," says Tim Peone, Spokane Tribal member and hatchery manager. "The hatchery program is meant to be more than just a fish production facility, it provides a remembrance and pathway for tribal members to reconnect with the river and its fisheries."

The rededication and signing ceremony will improve and modernize the hatchery facilities and guarantees BPA ratepayer funding for another 25 years.

Today, the Spokane Tribe manages the hatchery in coordination with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sherman Creek Hatchery and the Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pen Rearing Project.

"We realize the hatchery doesn't bring back what was lost 80 years ago, but BPA is committed to protecting and improving conditions for the area's resident fish populations," says Lorri Bodi, BPA's vice president of Environment, Fish and Wildlife. "We want to help preserve and fortify tribal culture and the indigenous knowledge that enriches our entire region."

Annually, the hatchery produces approximately 100,000 kokanee salmon and 750,000 rainbow trout for release into Lake Roosevelt. Additionally, the hatchery also produces 6,000 rainbow trout yearlings for annual release into inland lakes on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The tribal hatchery consists of 44 indoor/outdoor raceways and employs five full-time and four seasonal employees.

Artifacts, photos and reading panes chronicling historical fisheries, tribal subsistence and the cultural significance of the river are on display at the Spokane Tribal Hatchery -- open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.to 3 p.m.
Fourth Suspect Arrested for 2014 Homicide of Ervaeua Herring (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/24/16 12:20 PM
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On Friday June 24, 2016, Portland Police Bureau homicide detectives arrested 24-year-old Kelani Brown in connection with the August 2014 homicide of 21-year-old Ervaeua Herring.

Brown was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Murder. He will be arraigned on Monday June 27.

This investigation started on Sunday August 17, 2014, at 5:00 a.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the Eastwood Village Apartments, located at 15139 Southeast Powell Boulevard, on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that apartment #7 may have been the intended target. Officers located evidence of gunfire, and inside the apartment located 21-year-old Ervaeua Herring dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives learned that there were multiple suspects firing guns at the apartment and believe the shooting was gang-related.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Ms. Herring and determined that she was killed by gunfire. The Medical Examiner also determined that Ms. Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.

The only available suspect description at the time was that the suspects were described as African American males armed with guns.

Homicide detectives have worked closely with Gang Enforcement Team detectives to follow-up leads in this investigation and have interviewed dozens of people over the course of the past 21 months, resulting in this arrest as well as three previous indictments and arrests: 21-year-old Demetruis Ray Brown, 22-year-old DeAnthony Simmons and 23-year-old Geontae Brachaurd Jones.

Detectives believe that there are additional people in community with information about the homicide of Ms. Herring.

Anyone with information about this case, including second hand information or information learned from social media sites, is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov

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.

Community members with information and the need to remain anonymous should submit a tip by doing one of the following:

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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City of Battle Ground Fireworks Regulations
City of Battle Ground - 06/24/16 11:46 AM
The sale and discharge of fireworks in the City of Battle Ground is regulated by city code and state statute. Licensed fireworks sales and the discharge of fireworks is allowed between June 28th and July 5th. Fireworks may be discharged until 11 pm each of those days, with the exception of July 4th when it is allowed until midnight. The use of fireworks in city parks is prohibited.

The City of Battle Ground encourages responsible celebration of our country's independence. Be respectful of neighbors and surroundings and take every safety precaution if you are using fireworks.

Visit www.cityofbg.org/fireworks for more information including safety tips.
Fall Creek State Recreation area to host overnight guided camping trip (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/24/16 11:45 AM
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Lowell, OR -- Fall Creek State Recreation Area, located less than 30 minutes from Eugene, welcomes beginning campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion July 8-10, part of the statewide "Let's Go Camping" program hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

For $30 per family, OPRD provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. On site experts will help campers set up tents, build campfires, prepare meals in the campsite and more.

Activities will include a ranger-led canoe float, programs led by the Leave No Trace travelling trainers, and plenty of s'mores. Let's Go Camping programs will be held at 12 campgrounds throughout the state through Labor Day weekend. Participating campgrounds are listed at oregonstateparks.org (Click on "Things to Do"). Register online or by calling 888-953-7677.


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Willamette Mission State Park to host overnight guided camping trip (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/24/16 11:43 AM
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Gervais, OR -- Willamette Mission State Park welcomes beginning campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion July 15-18, as part of the statewide "Let's Go Camping" program hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

For $30 per family, OPRD provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. On site experts will help campers set up tents, build campfires, prepare meals in the campsite and more.

Activities will include a canoe float, programs led by park rangers, and plenty of s'mores. Let's Go Camping programs will be held at 12 campgrounds throughout the state through Labor Day weekend. Participating campgrounds are listed at oregonstateparks.org (Click on "Things to Do"). Register online or by calling 888-953-7677.


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Oregon Civil Air Patrol To Hold State Wide Exercise (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 06/24/16 11:39 AM
Oregon Civil Air Patrol utlizes it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C182 search aircraft for numerous missions in support of the state of Oregon
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The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting a major state wide training exercise this coming weekend, June 25 and 26, with numerous senarios to train for, and test, the Oregon CAP's capability and preparedness to respond to various types of historically supported emergency incidents

With incident command centers located in both Medford and Aurora, the CAP will conduct responses to natural disasters,such as those posed during the Cascadia Rising state wide exercise earlier this month that CAP also participated in, air search and rescue, and related operations that could be requested by state, local and federal authorities. Up to 8 aircraft and up to 100 members from around the state will comprise ground, mission base and air crew personnel to conduct various emergency responses. These operations could be communications support to local authorities, search operations to locate missing persons or aircraft, high resolution digital photo reconnaisance, emergency medical support flights and transporting of critical supplies, equipment and personnel among other possible tasks as directed by USAF evaluators.

In addition to adult aircrew and ground staff, the CAP will utilize its teenaged cadet members in various ground support operations such as communications, mission base operations, ground search and rescue operations and aircraft flightline activities under the guidance of an experienced adult member."Our cadet members are an important force multiplier during our missions" said Lt. Col. Thomas Traver, Oregon Wing CAP public affairs officer "They perform essential tasks that have a tremendous impact on the success of our multitude of operational missions" he added.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

MEDIA NOTE:
Members of the media are encouraged to visit the CAP mission bases at the Medford Airport and
Aurora State Airport (North end) during the exercise.


Attached Media Files: Oregon Civil Air Patrol utlizes it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C182 search aircraft for numerous missions in support of the state of Oregon
Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest on Warrant, Drug Charges
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 06/24/16 11:07 AM
(June 22nd, 2016 - Lincoln County) A Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy was on patrol in Waldport on the evening of June 22nd, 2016. The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white 2003 Cadillac for a minor traffic violation. The Cadillac traveled through Waldport southbound on Highway 101 without stopping, and then rapidly accelerated as it neared the city limits. The deputy pursued the vehicle for approximately three miles at highway speeds until the driver stopped and surrendered. Additional Lincoln County Sheriff's Office personnel and an Oregon State Police trooper arrived to assist in the investigation.

The driver, identified as 25 year-old Zachary Runs Medicine Perkins of Portland, was taken into custody without further incident. Perkins was determined to have an outstanding Oregon State Parole Board warrant for his arrest and was also in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Perkins was taken to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on the outstanding warrant, one count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (Vehicle), and one count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. His bail was set at $100,000.

Perkins' female passenger was released from the scene without criminal charges and provided transportation to her residence.

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WPD Helps Local Youth at Annual G.R.E.A.T. Camp (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 06/24/16 10:55 AM
Members of the Woodburn Police Department stand with local youth who graduated from this year's G.R.E.A.T. Camp.
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This week Woodburn Police Officers Craig Halupowski and Bill Nightingale conducted the annual G.R.E.A.T Summer Camp, which saw 20 youth successfully complete the program this year. G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training and is a national program that relies on evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed curriculum.

"It is the only evidence-based program that actually results in kids making good choices to avoid violence, stay away from gangs and respect authority," said Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris, who has sat on the national policy board of G.R.E.A.T. since 2003. "It is a national program, but it works like a local program and allows our officers to positively interact with youth at an early age."

The weeklong course took place this week at Valor Middle School and each child who completed the camp gets to go to Big Al's in Beaverton as a reward.

The Woodburn Police Department would like to thank Woodburn Proud and the Woodburn School District for their partnership with this program.

For more information on G.R.E.A.T., click here: https://great-online.org/GREAT-Home


Attached Media Files: Members of the Woodburn Police Department stand with local youth who graduated from this year's G.R.E.A.T. Camp.
Traffic Division, Union Pacific Railroad Issue Several Citations During Safety Mission in CEID
Portland Police Bureau - 06/24/16 9:56 AM
On Thursday June 23, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers, in partnership with the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, conducted a joint traffic safety mission in the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID), specific to railroad crossings.

The effort came about due to complaints from the railroad about drivers and pedestrians not stopping for railroad crossing arms as well as pedestrians crossing over and under slow-moving rail traffic.

During the enforcement and awareness mission, officers focused on the area from Southeast Stark to Clinton Streets, Water to 12th Avenues.

During the 2.5 hour mission, from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m., officers issued 12 citations to drivers, four citations to pedestrians and one written warning to a pedestrian. Additionally, Railroad Police issued 11 citations specifically due to railroad crossing disobedience and other violations.

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

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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La Center School District Water Testing Results Are In!
La Center Sch. Dist. - 06/24/16 9:07 AM
The La Center School District recently conducted water tests in all its schools for lead and/or copper to determine the safety of its water supply. We are happy to report that the results are in and ALL samples have come back as either NO TRACE of lead/copper or well below the threshold for safe to drink.
Businessman and philanthropist Earle M. Chiles, member of the University of Portland Board of Regents, passes away at age 83 (Photo)
University of Portland - 06/24/16 9:06 AM
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(Portland, OR) -- Portland businessman and philanthropist Earle M. Chiles passed away on Thursday, June 23 after a long illness. He was 83. Chiles was a longtime supporter of the University of Portland and had been a member of the University's Board of Regents since 1975.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1 at St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1716 NW Davis St. in Portland, with University of Portland president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., presiding. A luncheon will be held afterwards at the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus.

Chiles received his undergraduate degree from Menlo College and held a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University. As president of the Chiles Foundation, he assisted thousands of Oregonians through grants to non-profit organizations and transformed lives through gifts to higher education and medical research. He was the chief executive officer of Chiles and Affiliated Companies and served on the board of directors of Fred Meyer, Inc. His father, Earle A. Chiles, was the stepson of local supermarket pioneer, Fred Meyer.

"We will be forever grateful to Earle Chiles's steadfast devotion and generosity to the University of Portland over the decades," said Fr. Poorman. "His many gifts are visible across the campus, from the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center and Pilot Athletics to Campus Ministry and student scholarships. In addition, his inspiring leadership and service influenced others to add their support to the campus, as well."

Chiles and his late parents had a longtime relationship with the University. "The priests and brothers of Holy Cross were always important to my family. They stand out worldwide for their spiritual, moral and ethical leadership," Chiles reminisced in 2010. "So, when Father Oddo asked for help in building an athletic and events pavilion, we made the dream a reality. The University is a tremendous asset to the community. It is a wonderful shining diamond in all arenas."

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Spanning over 40 years, Earle Chiles and the Chiles Foundation generously contributed over $10 million to the University. Most significantly, the Chiles Foundation provided the lead gift to construct the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center, which was dedicated in 1984. The center ushered in a new era for the University, and it quickly became a cultural and athletic center not only for the campus but the region.

He was also a major supporter of Pilot Athletics, with the Chiles Foundation providing funding for its programs and student-athletes. In 1994, Earle was named to the Pilots Hall of Fame for his decades of support. More recently, in 2011 the Chiles Foundation gave $2 million to support the expansion of the Chiles Center and the renovation of its locker facilities.

In addition to athletics, the Chiles Foundation generously contributed to the Rev. Chester "Pru" Prusynski Endowed Scholarship in Accounting to honor Earle's longtime friendship with the priest. He also was the benefactor of one of the 14 bells that ring out from the iconic Bell Tower and for many years he provided support for the ongoing floral arrangements in the University's Chapel of Christ the Teacher.

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Chiles was a recipient of numerous honors and awards from educational and health-related institutions. In addition to his relationship with the University of Portland, Chiles was a trustee emeriti and overseer of Boston University and overseer emeriti of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; a lifetime member of the board of the Oregon Symphony Association; and a life trustee of the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. He was a board member of Providence Portland Medical Foundation; on the advisory board of Providence Heart and Vascular Institute; an honorary member of the advisory board of the Institute of International Education in San Francisco; a past advisory board member of the Graduate Schools of Business at Stanford University and Harvard University; and a past board member of Menlo College.

In 1987, the University of Portland awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Boston University; an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Menlo College; a Presidential Medal from University of Oregon; the Aubrey R. Watzek Award from Lewis and Clark College; and the Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy from Portland State University. He was a Senator of the Board at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany and was awarded the Silver Cross of Honor from the German Armed Forces.

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The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.


Attached Media Files: Earle M. Chiles
Vancouver police west precinct temporarily closing to the public during construction project (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 06/24/16 8:26 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- Beginning July 1, 2016, the Vancouver Police Department West Precinct (2800 NE Stapleton Rd.) will be temporarily closed to public access due to construction related to the Vancouver Police records unit project. This temporary closure is anticipated to last through the month of July. During the temporary closure, the doors to the lobby of West Precinct will be locked and there will be no public access to the building allowed. All Vancouver Police front counter services normally available at the West Precinct location will be available at the Vancouver Police Department East Precinct (520 SE 155th Avenue), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Police Service Technicians from West Precinct will be temporarily transferred to East Precinct to provide additional staff available to take in-person police reports at that location.

Unwanted medications will not be accepted at the West Precinct during the temporary closure but may be dropped off at the Vancouver Police East Precinct as well as these other locations:

Clark County Sheriff Headquarters, 707 W. 13th Street
Clark Sheriff Central Precinct, 11608 NE 149th Street
Clark County Sheriff West Precinct, 505 NW 179th Street
Washougal Police Department, 1302 A Street
Camas Police Department, 2100 NE Third Avenue
Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW First Street
La Center Police Department, 105 W 5th Street
Ridgefield Police Department, 116 N. Main (8:30 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday)

Vancouver Police personnel normally assigned to West Precinct, with the exception of the above-mentioned Police Service Technicians, will continue working out of that facility during the temporary closure and no disruption to police services is anticipated due to the construction project.

The Vancouver Police Department will send out information on the anticipated re-opening of the West Precinct to the public once the records unit construction project is nearing completion.

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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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UPDATE #2: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist East Precinct in Searching for Wanted Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/24/16 8:25 AM
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The suspect, 28-year-old Tony Lamar Brown, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail late Thursday night on a parole violation warrant on an original charge of Robbery in the First Degree.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The suspect who fled police was taken into custody without incident. He was hiding in a yard at Southeast 118th Avenue and Schiller Street.

His name and photo will be released after he is booked into jail.

Police are opening up the perimeter to all traffic.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard to search for a wanted suspect possibly hiding in the neighborhood after fleeing from US Marshals and East Precinct officers.

Officers have established a neighborhood perimeter from 118th to 122nd Avenues, Holgate Boulevard to Schiller Street.

The wanted suspect is an African American male in his 20s, 5'8" to 5'9" tall, 150 to 190 pounds, cornrowed/braided hair, last seen wearing light grey sweat pants, a red t-shirt, and a gray hooded sweatshirt. The suspect may have discarded clothing as he attempted capture by police in the area.

The suspect is wanted for a parole violation for Robbery in the First Degree.

Anyone in the neighborhood seeing the suspect hiding in a yard is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Media staging will be on Southeast 113th Avenue, just South of Holgate on the street.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is at the scene.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Credit Unions Commit $1 Million to Seattle Children's Hospital Media opportunity June 29
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/24/16 8:09 AM
SeaTac, WA. -- The last thing a family with a sick child needs to worry about is how the bills will be paid. Seattle area credit unions--which contributed over $1 million to Seattle Children's Hospital in the last decade--have a solution to help families.

Wednesday, June 29, they will announce a commitment to raise an additional $1 million over the next five years, and it is being earmarked toward "uncompensated care" expenses that insurance doesn't cover and families can't afford.

How great is the need? Last year, Seattle Children's Hospital provided nearly $112 million in "uncompensated care" in behalf of thousands of children and their families.

"Medical bills are a leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.," said Jim Morrell, CEO of Shelton-based Peninsula Credit Union. "Through Credit Unions for Kids, we're positioned to help families prepare for those situations ahead of time and avoid financial catastrophe."

In recognition of the commitment, Seattle Children's Hospital will name its level 6 Skybridge after Credit Unions for Kids on June 29 at 2:00 p.m.. Credit Unions for Kids was founded by Northwest credit unions 30 years ago, and is now a national charity that has contributed over $150 million to the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

"Seattle Children's is so fortunate to have Credit Unions for Kids as a partner to help us continue to keep our promise to our community that we will provide the best care to all children regardless of their families' ability to pay," said Michele Smith, Seattle Children's Board Trustee. "It's an incredible promise that can only be kept due to the generosity of our corporate sponsors like Credit Unions for Kids."

Smith noted that uncompensated care fundraising is vital, to lift the burden off families and provide solace during a difficult time. A former Seattle Children's patient will attend the Skybridge dedication, to talk about the benefit of focusing on healing rather than costs.

Media Invitation:
What: Credit Unions Commit $1 Million to Seattle Children's Hospital; Skybridge Dedication
When: Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Level 6 Skybridge, Seattle Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way, N.E. Seattle, WA 98105

Please RSVP to Lynn Heider by 9 a.m. on Monday, June 27. A member of Seattle Children's public relations team will meet media at the River entrance at 1:45 p.m. Please bring a photo ID for check-in. Parking is available in LOT 1: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/contact/main-hospital/map/




The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their 5.2 million members. Credit unions help members reach their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. Because credit unions are local and member driven, they provide financial education and invest in making their communities better. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.


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Update -- Closure of Riverside Drive & Orleans Road
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 10:38 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley advises the area of Riverside Drive and Orleans Road between Albany and Corvallis is now open and local home owners are safe to return to their homes.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 dispatch center received a call at today at 11:11 a.m. from a male in the 34000 block of Riverside Drive in Albany. The caller told dispatchers he was cleaning out a house at the location and found a plastic tote filled with what appeared to be blasting caps. Deputies responded to the area and secured a safe perimeter around the property.

The home owner told deputies that he had just purchased the residence, which was a prior rental property. Deputies learned the home owner is remodeling the residence and plans to move in. It is unknown at this time who owns the explosive material.

Oregon State Police Bomb Squad responded and confirmed the items found were military grade explosive material. Air National Guard 142nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit personnel were requested to respond to the location. For additional safety precautions, deputies evacuated nine nearby residences. Linn County Road Department set up road blocks on Riverside Drive between Orleans Road and Walnut Drive.

The Albany Fire Department was placed on standby until the explosives were rendered safe. The roadway was closed and nearby homes were evacuated for approximately five hours. Oregon State Police Bomb Squad and the Air National Guard rendered the explosives safe and removed them from the scene. Deputies notified the evacuated home owners, advising they could return to their residences.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by the Oregon State Police, Air National Guard 142nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Linn County Road Department and the Albany Fire Department.

The investigation is continuing.
Monday, June 27, 2016 Executive, Budget Hearing & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 06/23/16 5:31 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in an Executive Session, Budget Hearing & Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30p.m. The Board will open the meeting with a Budget Hearing with time set aside for citizen comment. Following the hearing they will hear presentations on Haiku Alive, Shaver Behavior Program and the Theatre Scotland Trip. Receive reports from the Superintendent's Office, School Improvement, Technology, Human Resources and the Business Office. Take action on Consent Agenda and several action items including adopting next years budget. They will also report on their Board Business and be available to hear Citizen Comments twice during the Business Meeting. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING -- BUDGET FOR FY 2016-2017

The Multnomah County School District #3 / Parkrose School District will hold a public meeting to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 on the following dates:

June 27, 2016: Board of Directors / Testimony Received. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message changes and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Board of Directors will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Board of Directors.

All meetings will be held in the Board Room at 6:30 pm at Parkrose School District, 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, OR 97220. A copy of the budget can be inspected or obtained on or after June 27, 2016 at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, OR 97220, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. This notice is also published on the District's website at http://www.parkrose.k12.or.us/ pursuant to ORS 294.426(5) -- (on Home page under District Info).
Media Advisory - PIO Contacts for Forest Grove, Cornelius, and Gaston Fire Departments
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 06/23/16 5:04 PM
In recent weeks we have had journalists and media contacting everyone from our Fire Chief to our dispatchers in regards to information about incidents. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, the Cornelius Fire Department, and the Gaston Fire District all share a cadre of Public Information Officers, and this advisory is to provide you with their contact information so that our local and regional journalists and media outlets can get their information more efficiently, and to also lessen the impact that media requests have on our dispatch center and administration staff.

In the event that a request for information is made for one of our incidents, please contact the following persons:

Division Chief David Nemeyer, cell phone 503-828-7330, email: dnemeyer@forestgrove-or.gov
Logistics Officer Matt Johnston, cell phone 503-319-9352, email: mjohnston@forestgrove-or.gov
Fire Inspector Chris Woodford, cell phone 503-312-1926, email: cwoodford@forestgrove-or.gov

We ask that you please do not contact our dispatch center, or the fire station administration staff for incident information, as they have different roles and may not have the most up to date information from the incident scene. Please keep in mind that we are all smaller agencies than some of our neighbors that you are used to working with in the Portland Metro area, and that we do not always have a dedicated person who is solely responsible for information work during a major incident. At any time, any of the above three staff members may already be in an essential role for the safety or operations on an emergency scene, but we will do our very best to get information out to you as soon as possible if you leave us a message. Also remember to check our Twitter pages @forestgrovefire @corneliusfire @gastonfire, or any of our Facebook pages, for live updates and photos from an incident that we are working. Please be aware though that the extreme west end of our response areas have limited cell and data service, so we will not always be able to get information out until we can get back in range.

We hope that you understand our challenges, but know that we are committed to getting details to you as soon as we can, that we take our service to you seriously, and that we truly appreciate your cooperation in sharing the information that helps make our communities a safe place.


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Six Suspects Taken Into Custody for Involvement in Home Invasion Robbery. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 06/23/16 5:00 PM
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On 06-22-16, around 2:30 p.m., Milwaukie Police were dispatched to a disturbance at the Hamlin Manor apartments, 2946 SE Harrison Street. Upon arrival police quickly discovered it was actually a home invasion robbery involving at least one handgun.

Two suspects, 21-year-old Trevontae Anderson and 21-year-old Douglas Lines, were quickly located a block away, attempting to leave, and were taken into custody.

Two victims, both adult males, were transported to OHSU. One victim was treated and released and the other is still currently in ICU.

On 06-23-16, four additional suspects, 22-year-old David Nash, 20-year-old Zackaria Anderson, 23-year-old Tyler Becerra, and 22-year-old Jonathan Wald were located and taken into custody.

All six suspects are currently lodged at Clackamas County Jail and have been charged with Robbery I. Additional charges are expected.

All property taken during the robbery has been recovered and there are no outstanding suspects.

Milwaukie Police would like to thank the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon City Police Department for help with the investigation.


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Officer Involved Shooting In Douglas County **Update # 2**
Oregon State Police - 06/23/16 4:57 PM
On June 14, 2016, at about 3:06 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance with shots fired at 2306 Happy Valley Road, Roseburg.

When deputies arrived, they found an adult female had been shot. The shooter was reported to be on foot in the area. Law enforcement officers from all around Douglas County responded to the incident. The woman was later identified as Lisa E MARTIN, age 19, from the Eugene area. The suspect, a 25 year old Springfield man, was identified as Joseph A GEORGE.

While Deputies were attending to Martin, the suspect fired a shot at them from a wooded area. Two Deputies returned fire. The suspect fled the immediate area and medics were able to transport Martin from the scene. Officers searched the area and located the suspect deceased in a nearby field within about two hundred feet of the residence. The initial investigation determined the male died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was not struck by any of the deputy's bullets. This was later confirmed by the medical examiners autopsy.

Martin was transported to Mercy Medical Center and later transferred via air ambulance to Sacred Heart - Riverbend in Springfield for life threatening injuries. Martin has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident with the Oregon State Police being the lead investigative agency. Douglas County Sheriff's Office initially responded along with the Oregon State Police and Roseburg Police Department.

Per the Douglas County Response to Deadly Physical Force Plan and the Douglas County Major Crimes Team agreement, a Major Crimes Team was activated to investigate the incident. At the request of Sheriff John Hanlin, and in consultation with the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police has been designated as the lead investigative agency.

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Stow your carry on and fasten your seat belts Evergreen Museum is offering camps, a 4th of July celebration and events of heroic proportion this summer
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 06/23/16 4:31 PM
MCMINNVILLE, Ore. -- The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is excited to fly into our summer season with a full schedule of events, camps and extraordinary programming. We are not closing! So adjust your flight plan to visit the Evergreen Museum Campus located in the heart of wine country. Come! Be Inspired!

All events can be found online at www.evergreenmuseum.org

Summer Movie Series
Every Friday and Saturday for the Summer season will be showing second-run theater hits on our six-story tall giant screen.. Movies will change weekly.

June 29-July 1 BEGINNER ROCKET CAMP
Grades 5 through 8. Time: 10am-3pm

July 4th Celebrate July 4th in Mac
Family Fun starting at 5 pm in the North Parking lot, food, games and fireworks. Admission to the Museums will be $5 per person starting at 5 pm -- 9pm.
5 pm - 10:30 pm in the Evergreen North Parking Lot

July 5-28th WATERPARK JR. LIFEGUARD SUMMER PROGRAM
Ages 7-15. Tue & Thurs 8-10am; 4-week long course

July 6-8 BEGINNER R/C CAMP
Grades 5 through 8. Time: 10am-3pm

July 13-15 BEGINNER ROBOTICS CAMP
Grades 3 through 6. Time: 10am-3pm

July 18-22 SEAPERCH CAMP
Ages 11-17. Time: 8:30-12:00

July 27-29 ADVANCED ROCKET CAMP
Grades 5 through 8. Time: 10am-3pm Prerequisite: Beginner Rocket Camp

August 5 JUNIOR ASTRONAUTS Fun Fridays
Grades 1 and 2. Time: 10am-3pm

August 10-12 ADVANCED R/C CAMP
Grades 6 through 8. Time: 10am-3pm Prerequisite: Beginner R/C Camp

August 19 ACE AVIATION CAMP
Grades 1 and 2. Time: 10am-3pm

August 24-26 ADVANCED AVIATION CAMP New for 2016!
Grades 9 through 12 only. Time: 10am-3pm

"We created camps and other programs during the summer to give people a reason to come to Wine Country and discover the Evergreen Museum", said Ann Witsil, Interim Executive Director. "Our STEM-based camps are fun and interactive. We have an outstanding educational staff and want to share our passion!"

Prices for each of the programs vary; please check online for up-to-date pricing and details. www.evergreenmuseum.org
Operation Dry Water Boating under the influence enforcement/awareness
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 4:19 PM
For immediate release,

Enhanced Boater safety with an emphasis on boating under the influence.



Also, I would like to offer you the opportunity to ride along with the Marine Patrol this summer. We would love to share the experience of boating on the water ways of Lincoln County with you. You can reach me at 541-272-2634. We would be happy to assist in anyway we can with your boating related news articles.

Thank you for your support of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol.

Sr. Deputy Barry Bruster
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office


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THPRD'S Concert & Theater in the Park Series Opens July 7; All Shows Are Free (Photo)
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Dist. - 06/23/16 3:59 PM
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Blues giant Curtis Salgado, whose new album "The Beautiful Lowdown" was released to critical acclaim in April, opens the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's free Concert & Theater in the Park series with a July 7 show at Garden Home Park.

The six-event series includes one live theater performance -- Shakespeare's "The Tempest" -- and five live music performances, each at a different THPRD park. Shows typically run 6-8 pm.

These performances are designed to unite friends, family and neighbors at several community parks while providing outstanding musical entertainment. At most shows, THPRD will provide family-friendly activities, including the Nature Mobile, the Rec Mobile, face painters and other activities. Event sponsors and community partners will also participate. Food and drink will be available for purchase from local vendors.

"This our 12th straight year offering high-quality entertainment in a park setting in the summertime," said THPRD's Deb Fife, who organizes the performances. "The fact that all of these shows are free just makes it even better. It's one way for us to give back to our community that helps make us a successful park district."

This summer's lineup again showcases a wide variety of musical styles. It includes American Idol finalist Britnee Kellogg (country), Steve Hale & the Super Soul Heroes (funk), and Dancehall Days (pop).

The July 14 show features 14-piece ensemble Banda Aguila performing big band sounds of central Mexico. That show, at Center Street Park, will be the district's first concert collaboration with the City of Beaverton. At 5 pm, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle will host a Picnic in the Park with a free meal for guests while supplies last. The THPRD concert begins at 6 pm.
Here is the complete 2016 Concerts & Theater in the Park schedule. All shows begin at 6 pm unless otherwise noted:

July 7, Garden Home Park,Curtis Salgado
July 10, Schiffler Park "The Tempest," Original Practice Shakespeare Festival
July 14, Center Street Park, Banda Aguila (mayor's picnic at 5 pm, concert at 6 pm)
July 21, Greenway Park, Steve Hale & The Super Soul Heroes
Aug. 11, Cedar Mill Park, Britnee Kellogg
Aug. 25, Raleigh Park, Dancehall Days (at 5:30 pm)

For more information, including park addresses and directions, visit http://www.thprd.org/events/concerts-and-theater-in-the-park.

In addition to THPRD's free shows, music lovers can purchase tickets to see The Temptations on Aug. 20 at the HMT Recreation Complex (15707 SW Walker Rd., Beaverton) on Saturday, Aug. 20. The Motown super group will headline the park district's annual Groovin' on the Grass show.

General admission seats are just $20 in advance and $30 on the day of the show, which begins at 6 p.m. Children under age 5 will be admitted free. Groovin' tickets can ordered online through Aug. 19 at www.thprd.org/groovin.

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City of Beaverton Street Paving Planned for June 27 to July 1
City of Beaverton - 06/23/16 3:54 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. --The City of Beaverton's Public Works Department will be paving several streets during the week of June 27 to July 1. The streets are:


SW Juniper Terrace (Barlow Road to Hart Road)
SW Tiger Lilly Ln (Juniper Terr. to125th Pl)
SW Trillium Ave (27th St to Hart Road)
SW 27th St. (Juniper Terr. to 125th Pl.)
SW 125th Pl. (Tiger Lilly Ln. to 27th St.)
SW 126th Ct. (27th St. to cul-de-sac)


The exact schedule is weather-dependent. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and finish no later than 5 p.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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City of Salem Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Volunteers
City of Salem - 06/23/16 3:40 PM
Volunteer Recognition Celebration on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Over the past year, 7,000 citizens spent more than 200,000 hours volunteering to help keep Oregon's capital city beautiful and running efficiently. A Volunteer Recognition Celebration is scheduled on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm to recognize distinguished volunteers. The celebration takes place at the Salem Public Library at 585 Liberty St. SE in Salem, Oregon.

Nominations Sought
The City is currently seeking community input to identify exemplary acts of volunteer service and dedication to recognize. Community members can nominate groups, individuals, organizations or projects deserving of special recognition by submitting a volunteer recognition award nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through July 13, 2016.

Volunteer recognition Nomination Forms can be found online at:
http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Documents/Nomination-Form.pdf
Volunteer at the City of Salem

To learn more about Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Salem, please visit:
http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Pages/VolunteerOpportunities.aspx
For information about Boards and Commissions, please visit:
http://www.cityofsalem.net/CITYCOUNCIL/BOARDSANDCOMMISSIONS/Pages/default.aspx

For information about Neighborhood Associations, please visit:
http://www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/CommunityDevelopment/NeighborhoodEnhancementDivisio
n/neighbor/Pages/default.aspx

For more information, please contact Gretchen Bennett, Human Rights and Relations/Federal
Compliance Coordinator in the City Manager's Office at 503-540-2371 or via e-mail at
gbennett@cityofsalem.net.

Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
90-Year-Old Man Arrested for March 2016 Traffic-Related Death (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/23/16 3:21 PM
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On Thursday June 23, 2016, Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division officers arrested 90-year-old Edmond Pomroy Balding in connection with a March 2016 fatal crash in Northeast Portland. Balding was arrested without incident at his home in Northeast Portland.

Balding was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Criminally Negligent Homicide. He will be arraigned on Friday.

This investigation started on Friday March 18, 2016, at 12:40 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash at Northeast 117th Avenue and Glisan Street, involving a driver and a pedestrian.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the pedestrian, 34-year-old Amber Michelle Lapine (Lindemann), suffering from traumatic injuries. Lapine was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment but died as a result of her injuries on March 27.

The driver, Balding, remained at the scene but was not truthful with crash investigators about the circumstances of the crash. Neither alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to conduct an investigation and learned that Lapine was entering the crosswalk on Glisan at 117th Avenue when Balding struck her as he was driving eastbound on Glisan Street.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office presented the case to a Grand Jury, who indicted Balding on one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

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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Detectives Search for Information Concerning Former DHS Foster Parents (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 2:52 PM
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June 23, 2016-- A Washington County Grand Jury indicted two former Department of Human Services DHS foster parents on several felony charges. Washington County Sheriff's Office Detectives are seeking additional information regarding any unreported crimes involving the parents.

Dawnyle Durham/White/Kaestner (photo attached) is currently lodged in the Washington County Jail. She is charged with four counts of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree, two counts of Delivery of a Scheduled II Controlled Substance to a Minor, Possession of Methamphetamine, two counts of Causing a Minor to Ingest a Controlled Substance and two counts of Applying a Scheduled II Controlled Substance to a Minor. She is held on $150,000 bail.

Darren Durham (photo attached) is currently lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with one count of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree, two counts of Delivery of a Scheduled II Controlled Substance to a Minor, two counts of Applying a Schedule II Controlled Substance to a Minor, and two counts of Causing Another Person to Ingest a Controlled Substance. He is held on $110,000 bail.

The Durhams were DHS certified foster care providers from 2001-2013. During that time, they had more than 50 children in their care. They adopted four of the foster children prior to their certification being revoked by DHS in 2013.

A Washington County Grand Jury indicted the Durhams on June 3, 2016. They were both were arrested six days later. All four children were taken into protective custody.

Detectives ask that if anyone thinks they know of a possible child abuse situation to please call the Sheriff's Office or their local law enforcement to report it.

Washington County Child Abuse Detectives are interested in any additional information regarding unreported crimes committed by the Durhams. Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.


Attached Media Files: PDF Press Release , Dawnyle Durham/White/Kaestner Booking Photo , Darren Durham Booking Photo
Road Closures for Olympic Track and Field Trials
City of Salem - 06/23/16 2:28 PM
The following road closures will be in effect to support the 2016 men's and women's 20k Race Walk Olympic Trials.

These closures will be in effect beginning 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 and continue until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016. See attached map.

Court Street NE between 12th Street NE and Cottage Street NE
Cottage Street NE between Center Street NE and Ferry Street SE
State Street at Cottage Street NE (intersection closed)
Chemeketa Street NE at Cottage Street NE (intersection closed)
Ferry Street SE at Cottage Street NE (intersection closed)

On street parking will not be permitted on Court Street NE and Cottage Street during this period.

The race events begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and will last approximately 2 hours. Salem residents are encouraged to watch and cheer on the walkers as they compete for a spot on Team USA.


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Mined Land Reclamation Awards recipients announced
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 06/23/16 2:27 PM
The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) today announced the recipients of its annual Mined Land Reclamation Awards.

A multi-million dollar multi-year project to restore Willamette River fish and wildlife habitat, a consistently innovative approach to reducing mining operation impacts on nearby neighbors, a site where mining operations began more than 100 years ago, and a late mine owner whose vision for reclamation ensured fish and wildlife habitat protection are among those recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2015 calendar year. Honorees are:

Outstanding Reclamation: River Bend Sand & Gravel Co. of Salem for ongoing water quality protection and thoughtful operation practices that supported final reclamation - which included planting more than 20,000 native tree seedlings and grasses and creating wetland areas - at the Ellendale Quarry site near Dallas, Ore.

Outstanding Operator: Britt Sand & Gravel of Baker City for improving the safety and productivity of mining operations at the Grey Eagle Mine, which began operating in 1907, as well as embracing new mapping requirements that improved the accuracy of permit boundary lines.

Good Neighbor Award: Wildish Sand & Gravel Co. of Eugene for commitment to reducing the potential impacts of their operation on neighbors and the environment through actions such as working with partners to develop a river bank stabilization plan, building a materials transport bridge to ensure safe boating access to the McKenzie River, and bringing in an archeologist to document cultural and historic resources discovered on their properties.

Oregon Plan Award: The Nature Conservancy for the ongoing Willamette Confluence Project, which seeks to restore fish and wildlife habitat for approximately 1,300 acres of previously mined land in the Middle/Coast Fork confluence area, with the project's $1 million Phase 1 achieving improved fish passage, creation of riparian habitat, and restoration of vegetation for approximately 130 acres.

Special Recognition Award: The late Robert D. Traverso of Canby Sand & Gravel for his lifelong commitment to seeking out and implementing best practices for mining operations, as well as his dedication to returning mined land to fish and wildlife habit. Mr. Traverso's vision of what mine reclamation should be far exceeded any regulatory standards, and his legacy is exceptional restoration of mined land to thriving habitat.

About the Mined Land Reclamation Awards
Each year, DOGAMI's Mineral Land Regulation & Reclamation program and an independent panel of experts select mine sites and operators to receive awards for excellence in reclamation, mine operation, and habitat protection. The awards were presented June 23, 2016 during the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association (OCAPA) Annual Meeting at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.

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Editorial note:
Additional information about the awardees is available for download at: http://www.oregongeology.org/mlrr/awards.htm
Photos are available on the Oregon Geology Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregongeology/albums/72157670013758466
ALERT -- Closure of Riverside Drive & Orleans Road (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 2:21 PM
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Linn County Sheriff's Office advises the public to avoid the area of Riverside Drive and Orleans Road, between Albany and Corvallis. The Sheriff's Office is actively dealing with the report and discovery of blasting caps found at a home in the area. Coordination is underway with the Oregon State Police Bomb Squad, and an evacuation of several houses in the immediate area is taking place, as a precautionary measure.

The public is advised to use Oakville Road or Highway 99 to travel between Highway 34 and Albany. Traffic is being diverted from the impacted area.


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CCC News (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 06/23/16 2:17 PM
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SWAT Teams Serve Early Morning Search Warrant
Salem Police Dept. - 06/23/16 2:14 PM
SWAT teams from the Salem Police Department and the Oregon State Police served a narcotics search warrant in the 4700 block of Battle Creek Rd SE Thursday at approximately 4:00am. Battle Creek Rd was blocked for approximately two and a half hours while the teams methodically cleared the property, detaining twenty one people. Once the property was cleared, detectives from the Salem Police Department and the Keizer Police Department searched it.
Arrested at the scene for Possession of Methamphetamine was 42 year old Rebecca Herring, 64 year old David West, 51 year old Phillip Peterson, 48 year old Kathryn Thompson, and 60 year old Leonard Williams. All are from Salem.
Tracy Zemanek, 50 years old from Aumsville, was arrested on a Bench Warrant as well as Possession of Methamphetamine. Stephen Hill, 48 years of age from Salem, was also taken into custody on a Bench Warrant. Laura Wattenbarger, 31 years of age from Salem, was arrested for Possession of Heroin. Raygena Navarro, 49 years of age from Salem, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance II. Eric Bean, 33 years of age, was arrested for Possession of Heroin.
Brittney Ferra, 31 years old, and Anthony Salmons, 51 years old, were both arrested for Parole Violations. They are both from Salem.
Salem Code Enforcement officers responded to inspect the property. Residents at the property were given forty eight hours to vacate, after which time the residence and shop will be declared uninhabitable until violations are corrected.
New vehicle license fee for Vancouver streets starts July 1
City of Vancouver - 06/23/16 2:08 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Starting July 1, 2016, residents and businesses in the City of Vancouver will pay a $20 Transportation Benefit District (TBD) fee when vehicles registered here come up for annual license renewals.

The vehicle license fee is one of the strategies recommended by the City's Streets Funding Commission and approved by Vancouver's Transportation Benefit District in December 2015, following a public hearing and extensive public outreach. Washington law allows cities and counties to establish TBDs to address transportation needs.

By state law, the $20 TBD license fee can be used only for street system maintenance and improvements. Further, TBD fees paid in Vancouver, stay in Vancouver. The funds raised here will be used to upgrade substandard corridors, improve pavement conditions, and increase ADA accessibility, mobility and neighborhood safety in the community.

Work will ramp up as additional funding is received over the next few years. Approximately 1/12th of registered vehicles in Vancouver are renewed each month, so it will be a full year before Vancouver sees the full effect of all eligible vehicles paying the fee. The City will report back to the community annually on funds raised and work done, as part of the streets funding strategies effort.

More than 50 cities in Washington have approved TBD vehicle license fees. A list and information can be found on the state Department of Licensing website at www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/localfees.html.

For information about Vancouver's TBD and license renewal fee, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/VehicleFee. To learn about the City's efforts to address street system needs, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/betterstreets.

Additional questions? Please email betterstreets@cityofvancouver.us.

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C-TRAN and Arts of Clark County Launches Second Phase of Poetry Moves with Readings by Student Poets at Esther Short Park on July 3
C-TRAN - 06/23/16 1:29 PM
C-TRAN, Lamar Transit Advertising, the Arts of Clark County and local Poet Laureate Christopher Luna are launching the second phase of Poetry Moves during the Farmer's Market at 10 AM on July 3 in the Music Pavilion at Esther Short Park. The event will showcase the work of local student poets, ranging in age from third through 12th grades. All selected students will have an opportunity to publicly read their work during the July 3 event. As with the first phase, this second phase displays their work on all C-TRAN buses.

Christopher Luna applied and received a grant from the Arts of Clark County for his Poets in the Schools program, which provided supplies and a very small honorarium for four poets to work with at least one Clark County school. As it was, the poets worked with a total of six schools and a total exceeding 250 students on multiple days and weeks. At the conclusion of their work in the classroom, the students provided their poems to the visiting poets. The poet team met to review the student poems, and selected 10 that they thought best represented poetic structure, content, rhythm and verse.

For more information on the Arts of Clark County and Christopher Luna, please visit the Arts of Clark County website at www.artsofclarkcounty.org.

C-TRAN is the regional public transportation provider for portions of Clark County. It offers local bus service within its Clark County service area, Limited bus service to the nearest MAX light rail station, and Express commuter service to downtown Portland. It also provides Connector service within the city limits of Camas, La Center, and Ridgefield. For more information on C-TRAN please visit C-TRAN's Web site at www.c-tran.com, or call Passenger Service at (360) 695-0123.
MCSO River Patrol participating in Operation Dry Water June 24-26, 2016
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 1:00 PM
Starting Friday June 24, 2016 and running through Sunday June 26, 2016, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol will be participating in a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water. River Patrol deputies will be on the lookout for boat operators who have had a little too much alcohol, as part of the national "Operation Dry Water" education and enforcement initiative.

Held in June just prior to the Fourth of July holiday, Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water.

Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; where the primary cause was known, it was listed as the leading factor in 21% of deaths according to U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics 2014. Whether a person is operating a car on the road, or a boat on the water, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and can lead to serious consequences for operators and passengers alike.

BUI is illegal. Operating a recreational vessel with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher exceeds the Oregon state limit of .08. If you are found to be impaired and operating a boat, you will be arrested.

Boating under the influence also applies to drugs. Even some prescription medications can make operating a recreational vessel unsafe. Check with your doctor about the effects of any medications you may be taking.

Alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. It can increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of cold-water immersion.

Sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion -- "stressors" common to the boating environment -- intensify the effects of alcohol, drugs and some medications.

BUI continues to be a major problem in the U.S. A boat operator or even passengers with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit run a significantly increased risk of being involved in a fatal boating accident. When impaired by alcohol, boating accidents are more probable and more deadly for both passengers and boat operators, many of whom capsize their vessel or simply fall overboard.

The nationwide awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, is a partnership of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Marine Board, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the U.S. Coast Guard with a mission of putting an end to impaired boating. The goal of Operation Dry Water is to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence and to reduce the number of accidents and deaths attributed to impaired boating.

For more information, visit www.operationdrywater.org.
Officers to Issue "Tickets" for Good Deeds
Tualatin Police Dept. - 06/23/16 12:13 PM
Youngsters 'caught in the act' will cool off with a Slurpee(R) beverage.

School's out for summer, and kids in Tualatin may actually look forward to their next encounter with the "heat" this summer, thanks to 7-Eleven(R) stores' popular Operation Chill program that rewards positive behavior with a very cool treat.

Through Operation Chill(R), Tualatin Police officers can "ticket" youngsters caught in the act of doing good with Slurpee(R) beverage coupons. Appropriate "offenses" might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven(R) stores.

Since the program's inception in 1995, more than 15 million Operation Chill coupons have been distributed to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the country in the areas where 7-Eleven(R) operates stores. 2016 marks the 21st anniversary of the program.

"This is a great opportunity for our police officers to interact with young people in a non-enforcement manner and to reinforce good behavior," says Tualatin Police Chief Kent Barker.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven(R) to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids during the hot summer months, when there is often an increase in loitering, shoplifting and graffiti, and to support law enforcement agencies' community relations projects.

Youngsters ticketed by the police will receive coupons good for a free small Slurpee(R), that can be redeemed at the Tualatin store, located at 6630 SW Nyberg Street. The semi-frozen, carbonated beverage is a favorite with both young and old. More than half-million Slurpees(R) are purchased each day during the summer at 7-Eleven(R) stores across the country.


Attached Media Files: Operation Chill
Fireworks - Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 06/23/16 11:57 AM
The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to "Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe" when using fireworks. The 2016 Oregon fireworks sales season opens Thursday, June 23 and runs through Wednesday, July 6. The OSFM and their partners want everyone to know what fireworks are legal in Oregon, where they are permitted, and the important steps to take for fireworks safety.

"People often forget that legal fireworks can only be purchased from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands," says Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple. "And, regulations limit where those fireworks may be used. For example, fireworks are prohibited on all Oregon beaches, in parks, and campgrounds."

July 4th holiday forest visitors are advised to leave all fireworks at home. The use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forestland, and most other public lands. "Fireworks compound the threat to already dry forests," states Keep Oregon Green President Kristin Babbs. "Enjoy fireworks where they belong: on the pavement- safely away from houses, vehicles, and flammable vegetation."

Oregon law bans possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Fireworks commonly called bottle rockets, Roman Candles, and firecrackers are ILLEGAL in Oregon.

There were 227 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon during 2015, resulting in 28 injuries and more than $423,000 in property damage. Over the past five years, from 2011 through 2015, there were 924 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon resulting in one death, 161 civilian injuries, and more than $2.7 million in property damage.

Officials may seize illegal fireworks and fine offenders up to $500 per violation. Those who misuse fireworks or allow fireworks to cause damage are liable and may be required to pay fire suppression costs or other damage. Parents are also liable for fireworks damage caused by their children.

"All Oregonians share the responsibility to use only legal fireworks and use them carefully," adds Ruiz-Temple. And we encourage you to be aware and considerate of neighbors and their pets, before deciding on when and where you choose to light fireworks."

The OSFM encourages everyone to use the four B's of safe fireworks use:
Be Prepared before lighting fireworks: keep water available by using a garden hose or bucket.
Be Safe when lighting fireworks: keep children and pets away from fireworks.
Be Responsible after lighting fireworks: never relight a dud. Wait 15 to 20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water before disposal.
Be Aware: use only legal fireworks and use them only in legal places.

The four B's of fireworks safety brochure is available here:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Licensing_permits/fireworks/4BesFireworks.pdf.

Tips in Spanish are also available at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Licensing_permits/fireworks/Fireworks_4Bs_Spanish.pdf.


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Sheridan-Willamina Natural Gas Outage
NW Natural - 06/23/16 11:50 AM
Media Statement:

NW Natural is working on a low pressure issue that developed in the Sheridan-Willamina area on Wednesday night. As a result, approximately 1,400 customers have temporarily lost natural gas service, and some residents of a nursing home were temporarily evacuated (they have since returned to the home).

We were doing work in the area and learned later that some valves were closed which impacted the system pressure. We're still determining what exactly happened.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.

Customers can expect to see our field technicians in their neighborhoods today turning off gas service. After we have fixed the issue in our system, we will go door-to-door to restore service and relight equipment as quickly as possible.

Customers who are not available to let our technician in their home will receive a door hanger with a phone number to call to make arrangements for service restoration at a later time.

Customers can call 800-422-4012 with questions. We will provide an update when service has been restored.
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OSSA and OACP Support Governor Kate Brown in forwarding Travis Hampton as her choice to serve as the next Superintendent (Photo)
Oregon State Sheriffs' Assoc. - 06/23/16 11:28 AM
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June 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Contacts:
John Bishop, Executive Director
Oregon State Sheriffs' Association
bishop@oregonsheriffs.org

Kevin Campbell, Executive Director
Oregon Association Chiefs of Police
kevin@victorygrp.com

OREGON SHERIFFS AND POLICE CHIEFS SUPPORT GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENT OF TRAVIS HAMPTON AS NEXT OREGON STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT

The announcement today that Governor Kate Brown is forwarding Travis Hampton as her choice to serve as the next Superintendent of the Oregon State Police (OSP) is welcome news to the law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon that partner to keep our state a safe place to live, work and play. We believe that Travis Hampton will continue the strong commitment to partnership that our current Superintendent Rich Evans exemplified during his leadership of OSP. Collaboration is critical in Oregon, where our limited law enforcement resources must be deployed strategically and with alignment in order to best promote public safety.

In addition to his meaningful law enforcement experience and his commitment to partnership, we believe that Travis Hampton is a leader who can make hard decisions with integrity and competence. His proven record of leadership and undisputed, high ethical standards bring qualities to the Superintendent position that Oregonians want and deserve.

The Oregon State Sheriffs' Association and the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police want to express our thanks to Governor Brown and her staff for providing law enforcement leaders and other stakeholders with an opportunity to provide input during the appointment process. As statewide associations of law enforcement leaders that represent agencies small and large, rural and urban throughout Oregon, we stand ready to express our firm support of Travis Hampton as his appointment goes to the Oregon State Senate for confirmation. We are committed to working closely with Travis Hampton to continue improving our criminal justice system and to continue ensuring that Oregonians have confidence in our public safety system. We want to thank Superintendent Rich Evans for his contribution to public safety during his 29-year career with the Oregon State Police and we wish him our best as he retires at the end of the month.

About the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and Oregon State Sheriffs' Association
The OACP and OSSA are statewide associations dedicated to promoting and enhancing the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout Oregon.


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32nd Annual Bike MS to Cycle through the Willamette Valley Countryside August 5-7, 2016 (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 06/23/16 11:27 AM
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PORTLAND -- In the first weekend of August, Bike MS Willamette Valley takes cyclists on two days of recreational rides through the rolling hills, wildlife preserves, historic towns, and water features of the Willamette Valley countryside.

The 2016 Bike MS Willamette Valley ride kicks off Friday, Aug. 5 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon with an opening night party and karaoke sing-a- long. On Saturday, Aug. 6, riders of all levels loop anywhere from 20-100 miles, refuel at fully-stocked rest stops, enjoy BBQ, a beer garden, and movie night under the stars. Event participants roll to a close on Sunday, Aug. 7 with a 35 or 50-mile ride and lunch.

Anyone 12 or older is invited to participate. Participants receive free campsites and RV spaces near event festivities (first come, first served), on-route bike repair and safety support, before/after-ride meals and entertainment, and a celebration back at Western Oregon University. Riders cycle with others at their own pace, and gain a sense of accomplishment by crossing a finish line that helps the Society get that much closer to finding a cure.

The 32nd annual ride marks one of the largest fundraisers for the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter. Cyclists pay a registration fee of $50 through July 5 and commit to raising at least $250 to defeat MS. Those raising more than $5,000 are given a pass to all one hundred Bike MS rides across the country. Nearly 75% of what's raised directly funds programs and services to help those impacted by MS lead their best lives, and helps researchers find both a cause and a cure.

As Marcella Sciotto, Bike MS Willamette Valley's 2016 "I Ride with MS" co-ambassador says, "Having the courage to wear the IRWMS jersey helped me to accept this disease and all the love and support from everyone at the ride."

Register for the event at bikeMS.org > Oregon.

Where Does the Money Go?

The 2015 Bike MS Willamette Valley ride generated $732,000; the goal for 2016 is $826,000. Our supporters' generous contributions help serve local friends and neighbors affected by MS by supporting research and training projects aimed at finding the cause of MS, better treatments and a cure; informing and educating people with MS about a variety of issues through newsletters, publications, education seminars and conferences, and at-home teleconferences; providing direct support and financial assistance for the FDA-approved medications, medical equipment, counseling services, respite, care management, college scholarships, and other emergency assistance; supporting emotional health and physical well-being through wellness programs, wellness grants, exercise classes, retreats, a network of self-help groups, a peer support telephone program, and so much more.

What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

Learn More About Bike MS

Visit BikeMS.org

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS so that they can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever. In 2014, the Society invested $50.2 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world.

Through our comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, we also invested $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.

More About the Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Chapter serves more than 8,100 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We help people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. The Oregon Chapter was established in 1963.

National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239
www.DefeatMS.com


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Woman jumps in Cowlitz River in escape attempt, but quickly returns to bank: now in custody
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 11:06 AM
Cowlitz County (Kelso) - Wash - at about 9:00 a.m. a 20 year old woman same to the office of offender services to submit to a drug test as part of the condition of her release was told she was going to be taken in to custody after admitting to using cocaine. She immediately ran from the Hall of Justice; Cowlitz Sheriff Sgt. Jeremy Tonissen and Deputy Jones were in the lobby and gave chance. The woman, Codi L. Jacobs, ran out the door, down the steps and drove in to the Cowlitz River a few feet away. The water is very cold this time of year and the woman quickly decided coming back to the bank was a better idea. We are thankful for that decision. She was booked in to jail without further complications for violations of the conditions of her release. There are not other new charges.

We do not have info on her past convictions as this time or her city of residence.

We do not have photos of this event.

Attached is Hall of Justice video of the woman running out of the building. There is no audio. There are no exterior images or video.


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CC Rider transportation 4th of July Holiday schedule
Columbia Co. Rider Transit - 06/23/16 11:04 AM
Columbia County Rider Transportation Holiday Schedule for Line 1 St. Helens to Portland

Independence Day - Monday, July 4Th:

On Monday, July 4Th, CC Rider will have bus lines 1, 5, and 7 running.
Line 1 - Portland will operate on a reduced schedule as shown in the link below.
Lines 5 - Kelso and Line 7 - Lower Columbia Connector will operate as usual.

The Lines listed below will NOT be running of the 4Th of July Holiday.
Line 2 - PCC Rock Creek,
Line 3 - South County Flex,
Line 4 - Clatskanie, and Line 6 - Nehalem Valley

There is no Demand-Response Service running on Monday, July 4Th.

For questions please call our dispatch at 503-366-0159.


Attached Media Files: CCRider 4Th of July Holiday Schedule for Line 1
Washington County, Cities of Beaverton and Gresham Joint Food Waste Prevention Campaign Wins Award (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 06/23/16 10:28 AM
Washington County and the cities of Beaverton and Gresham worked together to create and implement the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge. Their teamwork and innovation earned them the Recycler of the Year award in the education and promotion program category
Washington County and the cities of Beaverton and Gresham worked together to create and implement the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge. Their teamwork and innovation earned them the Recycler of the Year award in the education and promotion program category
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Association of Oregon Recyclers awarded its Recycler of the Year award in the education and promotion program category to the "Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge." Washington County and the cities of Beaverton and Gresham partnered to bring the challenge to the public--reaching more than 2,500 people throughout the 14 month campaign. Overall, nearly 32 percent pledged to waste less food through the challenge and in Beaverton 61 percent made the pledge.


"Food waste is a big problem," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Programs like this help people really stop and think about how much food they dispose of and how they can shop smarter. It saves time, money and energy in the long run."


Food makes up 30 percent of household garbage that ends up in a landfill. The average U.S. household throws away 20 percent of all food they purchase. For a family of four, that adds up to $1,500 a year. Natural resources are wasted too--25 percent of U.S. freshwater supplies go to producing food that is wasted.


"The Association of Recyclers felt that the education program used a lot of creativity to promote a new topic we hadn't seen much of before in our state," says Amy Roth, AOR resource director. "We were impressed by the overall environmental benefits, level of commitment, innovation, economic benefits and transferability of the program to other parts of the state. We were very impressed by the regional nature of the campaign too."


The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency have called for Americans to cut food waste in half by 2030--the nation's first food waste reduction goal. The Natural Resources Defense Council has also teamed up with the Ad Council to run a Smokey the Bear-style advertising campaign over the next few years called "Save the Food."


The next step for the Eat Smart, Waste Less Challenge campaign are an updated website, tools in Spanish and new partners, including Clackamas County.


For more information, visit www.EatSmartWasteLess.com. For 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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OSP SWAT Responds To Man Who Barricades When Detectives Serve Search Warrant - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/23/16 10:26 AM
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On June 22, 2016 at about noon, detectives from the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team (RADE) attempted to serve a search warrant at 126 Galice Road in Merlin. The suspect, Mike DILLS, age 68, barricaded himself in the house upon detectives arriving.

Marked patrol personnel responded to assist but DILLS refused to exit the residence. There was information and factors that led law enforcement to believe this situation was high risk including access to firearms.

Due to the risk, OSP SWAT responded and surrounded the residence. Within minutes, DILLS surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. Detectives searched the residence and seized 64.9 grams of methamphetamine, 3 firearms (a stolen pistol , a revolver, and a shotgun), over $2500 and other items of evidence.

DILLS was booked into the Josephine County Jail on charges of Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine. OSP was assisted by Josephine County Parole and Probation, Basin Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team and the DEA.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


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War Canyon Fire Burns 20 Acres East of Long Creek
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/23/16 10:17 AM
The War Canyon Fire was reported around 12:30 PM Wednesday burning in grass and brush on ODF-protected lands two miles east of Long Creek, Ore. Oregon Department of Forestry fire-fighting resources from the Central Oregon District's John Day Unit were assisted by firefighters from the Long Creek Rural Fire Department. Firefighters stopped the fire spread at approximately 20 acres. ODF resources on scene included four engines, a four-person hand crew and the incident commander. Firefighting personnel will continue the mop-up process today to extinguish heat within the fire perimeter.

The cause of the War Canyon Fire is under investigation.

No other fires 10 acres in size or larger were reported yesterday on ODF-protected lands.

Statewide Fire Statistics for 2016 on ODF-Protected Lands as of June 23:
Lightning has caused 33 fires that burned 2,126 acres.
There have been 160 human-caused fires that burned 182 acres
Total: 193 fires that burned 2,308 acres

10-Year Average for fires on ODF-Protected Lands as of June 23:
Lightning caused 29 fires that burned 37 acres
Humans caused 152 fires that burned 1,315 acres
Total: 181 fires that burned 1,352 acres
Sheridan Care Residents return to the comfort of their own beds (Photo)
Sheridan Fire District - 06/23/16 10:06 AM
Evacuation efforts
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Sheridan Fire has responded to a gas leak at 411 SE Sheridan Rd yesterday at 7:47 PM. The Staff at Sheridan Care noted a strong odor consistent with a natural gas leak and promptly called 911. Upon arrival Sheridan Fire crews assessed the scene using a gas monitor and determined there was a presence of natural gas in the middle section near where two water heaters were located. The evacuation of the affected portions of the facility was initiated at 8:20 PM. Northwest Natural Gas arrived minutes after the evacuation began, assessed the facility and shut off the gas to the facility at that time. Shortly after clearing the building gas was detected in the remaining sections of the facility and the evacuation of the entire facility was ordered. Arrangements were made for the residents from the facility to be temporarily sheltered in the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Sheridan High School cafeteria. It is important to note that none of the facilities residents or staff were evaluated and/or transported to the hospital for injuries or illness related to this incident. Also to our knowledge no other individuals in Sheridan or Willamina have suffered any injuries or illness related to the regional gas outage.

The efforts of our community were much appreciated as we evacuated the facility and began to address the needs of the evacuees from the facility. The response efforts included 26 firefighters from Sheridan Fire District, 4 firefighters from West Valley Fire District, the Sheridan Fire Auxiliary, the Grand Ronde Tribe, McMinnville Fire Department, Yamhill County Sheriff's office, NorthWest Natural Gas, the Red Cross, Yamhill County Action Partnership, AJ Medical Transportation, Sheridan School District, Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheridan Public Works, Yamhill County Emergency Management, Grand Ronde Tribal Emergency Management Team and the amazing staff from Sheridan Care Center.

Around midnight last night Northwest Natural Gas sent a supervisor to the scene and it was determined that the building was safe to occupy. Patients were brought back to the facility through various means, school bus, pushed in wheelchairs, wheeled in their beds. Again the efforts from the Sheridan School district, Sheridan Fire crews and the staff at Sheridan Care, including the owners themselves helped to promptly and safely return the residents to their rooms.

The cause of the incident is believed to be part of the regional gas outage. The Supervisor from Northwest Natural Gas indicated that they were dealing with this situation. Residents of the area should expect to see a large gas company presence in our area today as they work through the process of restoring the gas safely and as quickly as possible, that we could expect to see half of their fleet out in the community. Residents of the community are asked to be patient as they work through this situation.

Additional information will be release as needed. If you are in need of emergency medical assistance we ask that you call 911. All inquiries relating to Northwest Natural Gas should be made through their hotline 800-422-4012

Wesley Rolfson
Sheridan Fire District PIO
pio.sheridan@gmail.com


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Albertina Kerr's Project Grow to Host Exhibition for Portland Biennial (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 06/23/16 9:19 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 23, 2016) -- Albertina Kerr's Project Grow has been selected as one of the exhibition sites for this year's Portland Biennial. Project Grow is one of 25 partner venues around the state hosting exhibitions as part of the event, curated by Michelle Grabner and presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center.

Project Grow will be showcasing the work of Oregon artist Colin Pickhardt Kippen. Project Grow Artists Ricky Bearghost and Lawrence Oliver, chosen by Grabner after several studio visits, will have work features in Salon: Portland2016, The Studio Visits, a salon-style exhibition at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. Project Grow's participation establishes the Biennial program and artists as strong, relevant voices in our region's contemporary Art community.

Project Grow is a program of Albertina Kerr's Port City, an activity and recreation program that provides career and social support for adults with developmental disabilities from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties in Oregon. Project Grow provides a space for artists with developmental disabilities to explore personal expression through an array of artistic mediums, as well as gain skill and experience working on a chemical-free farm with an emphasis on sustainability. Project Grow is a space where creativity is fostered and supported, and where no limits are placed on the projects artists choose to undertake.

"Project Grow aims to create a shared art experience by connecting individuals with artists in the community," said Carissa Burkett, Albertina Kerr Program Manager. "We are honored to showcase the art of talented local artists and have our artists' work on exhibition for the community to see."

Opening reception will be held at Project Grow on Saturday, July 9 from Noon to 3 p.m. and at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Exhibitions run until September 18, 2016. To learn more visit www.portlandbiennial.org or contact Steve Zeiden at 503.408.4721 or SteveZ@AlbertinaKerr.org

About Michelle Grabner
Incorporating writing, curating and teaching with a studio practice grounded in process and productivity, Grabner has created a multi-faceted and dynamic career. She is founder and co-director, along with her husband Brad Killiam, of three artist spaces that embody new models for facilitating and presenting artists' projects.

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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Update:Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting shooting investigation after homeowner shoots intruder
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/23/16 9:18 AM
Update: The suspect is identified as Stanley Wilson II, Age 33, of Portland, OR. Wilson was arrested on charges of Attempted Burglary I x 2 and Trespassing I x 2. Wilson remains in the hospital. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

Case information regarding the shooting investigation will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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At 3:51 p.m. on Wednesday June 22, 2016 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and Portland Police officers responded to 4900 SW Humphrey Blvd. in Portland, OR after the homeowner called 911 reporting he had shot a person trying to break in through a window in the backyard into his home. Officers arrived on scene and instructed the homeowner to come out through the front of the home leaving his firearm at the front of the home. The homeowner complied and was met by officers in the driveway of his home. MCSO Deputies and additional Portland Police units arrived and located the suspect in a water fountain in the backyard. The suspect was suffering from a gunshot wound and was completely naked when officers took him into custody. The suspect was transported to the hospital by AMR with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives, District Attorney's office and forensics personnel have arrived on scene and are conducting the investigation. Case information will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.
Board of Forestry to adopt desired attributes for next State Forester; recruitment to begin in July (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/23/16 8:58 AM
State Forester Doug Decker is retiring from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry in October.
State Forester Doug Decker is retiring from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry in October.
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The Board of Forestry will review and approve a set of desired attributes for the position of Oregon State Forester when it meets by telephone conference call from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 28. The meeting is open to the public, and interested persons may attend by listening to the conference call in the Santiam Room, Building D, at Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem.

Last month, current State Forester Doug Decker, a 29-year veteran of the agency, announced his plans to retire in October at the end of this fire season.

In a note to employees last month announcing his retirement, Decker reflected on his ODF career: "It has been one of the greatest privileges and pleasures of my life to serve with and lead this organization," he wrote. "I'm very grateful for three decades of opportunities to learn and grow, from the confidence and trust people have placed in me, and from the working friendships and partnerships we've built."

Decker's career highlights include spearheading the acquisition of the Gilchrist State Forest, the new 70,000-acre tract of state-owned forest near the town of Gilchrist in northern Klamath County; and establishing the Tillamook Forest Center, an award-winning forest-based interpretation and education center that tells the story of the Tillamook Burn and Tillamook State Forest.

The State Forester serves as director of ODF and is appointed and supervised by the Oregon Board of Forestry. The board is expected to open its recruitment to fill the position in July utilizing the desired attributes it approves at the June 28 teleconference meeting. The position should be filled by late September.

The Oregon Department of Forestry provides fire protection for 16 million acres of private and public forestland from wildfire, enforces the Oregon Forest Practices Act, and manages 800,000 acres of forestlands across Oregon. The state forests are actively managed to provide economic, environmental and social benefits to Oregonians.


Attached Media Files: State Forester Doug Decker is retiring from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry in October.
Oregon Health Authority releases the fourth CCO Metrics Report
Oregon Health Authority - 06/23/16 8:03 AM
June 23, 2016

Oregon Health Authority releases the fourth CCO Metrics Report

This report and accompanying payments mark a continued shift toward paying for quality and access to care

Today the Oregon Health Authority released its fourth annual Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Metrics Report. The report details CCO performance on a variety of quality measures, and shows the incentive payments the 16 health plans will receive based on each plan's results in serving Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members. For 2015, CCOs received a combined total of $168 million in incentive payments. These pay-for-performance funds mark a continued movement toward paying for quality and access to care--not just services delivered--in Oregon's health care system.

"The latest performance report shows coordinated care organizations across the state are providing higher quality care for Oregon Health Plan members," said Lynne Saxton, OHA Director. "OHP members are enrolling in patient-centered primary care homes, using emergency rooms less frequently and getting more effective care for chronic diseases. Oregon's incentives are producing better results for members and for taxpayers."

The Oregon Health Authority is continuing to make progress in key areas through the coordinated care model and the CCOs' hard work is making that possible. Report highlights include:

-- Hospital readmissions have decreased: The percent of adults who had a hospital stay and were readmitted for any reason within 30 days has improved by 33 percent since 2011. This measure is also shared with the Hospital Transformation Performance Program.

-- Decreased hospital admissions for short-term complications from diabetes: Decreased 29 percent since 2011. Admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, and asthma also have all decreased from the 2011 baseline. Lower is better for these measures.

-- Increased access to primary care for children and adolescents: The percent of children and adolescents who had a visit with their primary care provider in the past year has increased from 2014. Adolescent well-care visits also have increased 38 percent since 2011.

-- Increased rates of dental sealant use: The percent of children ages 6-14 who received a dental sealant on a permanent molar in the past year increased 65 percent since 2014.

-- Increased use of effective contraceptives: The percent of women ages 15-50 who are using an effective contraceptive increased almost 9 percent since 2014, even with the addition of thousands of new OHP members in 2014.

-- Increased blood sugar testing for adults with diabetes: The percent of adults with diabetes who received at least one blood sugar test during the year has increased 6 percent since 2011.

-- Patient-centered primary care home enrollment continues to increase: Coordinated care organizations continue to increase the proportion of members enrolled in patient-centered primary care homes. PCPCH enrollment has increased 69 percent since 2012.

-- Increased member satisfaction: The percent of CCO members who report that they received the information or help they needed and thought they were treated with courtesy and respect by customer service staff has increased almost 10 percent since 2011 baseline.

The Oregon Health Authority is continuing to put resources into improving quality, access, and outcomes for Oregon Health Plan members by supporting CCOs. OHA's Transformation Center provides targeted technical assistance on specific measures to CCOs, including a focus on colorectal cancer screening, adolescent well care visits, childhood immunizations, and reducing tobacco use.

Learn more about the CCO metrics report at Oregon.gov/OHA/Metrics.

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Red Cross responded to a community emergency in Sheridan, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/23/16 2:28 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi-family gas leak on 6/22/2016 at 2100 that affected 35 individuals in the 400 block of SE Sheridan Road, Sheridan Oregon.
A multi-family gas leak impacted 35 individuals. The American Red Cross assisted by providing sheltering supplies and assistance to address immediate basic needs.
The Sheridan Fire Department assisted.
Wed. 06/22/16
Red Cross Providing Sheltering Assistance to Evacuated Care Center Residents
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/22/16 10:56 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region are providing support and assistance to residents evacuated from the Sheridan Care Center, located in the 400 block of SE Sheridan Rd. in Sheridan, OR.

The Red Cross is providing sheltering assistance in the form of cots, blankets, snacks and water to affected residents at nearby designated shelter locations.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/cascades, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.
Vancouver Police arrest wanted felon after standoff
Vancouver Police Dept. - 06/22/16 9:33 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On June 22, 2016 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Vancouver Police attempted to locate a wanted subject at 11614 NE 49th Street. The subject refused to exit the apartment and made threats to shoot officers. The SW Washington Regional SWAT Team was called to the scene to assist with taking the suspect into custody. During the incident several neighboring apartment units were evacuated and traffic was shut down in the area.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., SWAT officers were able to access the apartment and take the suspect, Ryan Boyce, 40, into custody without incident. Boyce was arrested on Felony Harassment, Malicious Mischief II-DV and also had several outstanding felony warrants. After evaluation by medical personnel. Boyce will be booked into the Clark County Jail.

There were no injuries related to the incident. Several residents of the apartment complex are temporarily displaced from their apartments due to the police activity and police are working with the apartment management to find temporary alternative placement for those residents this evening.



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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.
2-alarm condo fire displaces 18 residents out of 7 units (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 06/22/16 8:02 PM
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Lake Oswego -- At 1:15 today neighbors of the Tanglewood Hills Condo located at 4 Touchstone called 911 to report a fire on the back side of unit 141. When firefighters arrived they found heavy flames coming from unit 141 and rapidly spreading so a second alarm was requested to bring more personnel to the scene. It took 45 firefighters form Lake Oswego, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Portland Fire about 30 minutes to get the fire under control.

The building which houses 8 condos has one unit completely destroyed by fire and 4 units with smoke and water damage. All residents have been able to find other accommodations to stay with the assistance from the Red Cross.

The resident of the affected unit was home at the time of the fire and said he heard a popping sound while his power turned off. At the same time he started smelling smoke and went downstairs when he noticed flames on the back deck. He attempted to use an extinguisher but this did not work to extinguish the fire. The smoke started to get really heavy and he retreated out of the house making sure all other residents were evacuated. There were no injuries to any residents or firefighters.

Fire investigators are not able to investigate the fire due to an unstable deck but estimate the damages to be around $250,000.


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Red Cross Responds to Disaster Affecting 14 people in Clackamas County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/22/16 7:34 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, June 22, at approximately 4:30 p.m., at a housing complex on Touchstone St. in Lake Oswego, OR. The fire affected 13 adults, one child and four dogs. 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.
City of Sherwood Boil Water Advisory Cancelled
Sherwood Police Dept. - 06/22/16 5:03 PM
The City of Sherwood Public Works Department has CANCELLED the boil water advisory issued on Tuesday June 21st. Test results from samples taken in the affected area returned negative for any foreign contaminant. While there was no cause for alarm, the advisory was issued as a precaution until the samples were returned. Oregon law requires that drinking water providers issue precautionary boil water advisories to customers affected by pressure losses in water mains. The pressure loss was the result of a temporary pump outage. Please contact the Public Works Department at 503.625.5722 if you have any questions.
NEWS RELEASE: Corps Reviewing Permit Conditions
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 06/22/16 4:42 PM
Release No: PA 16-025
For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2016

Proposed changes seek to further protect Oregon's aquatic resources

PORTLAND, ORE. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requests the public to comment on proposed changes to regional permit conditions for construction projects in Oregon that impact wetlands and navigable waters of the United States.

The Corps announced recently it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise Nationwide Permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. Corps division engineers are authorized to add conditions to those permits to meet the needs and requirements of a particular region or state.

The Portland District is responsible for developing regional conditions to ensure aquatic resources within the state of Oregon are conserved. Fifty nationwide permits authorize a range of activities in Oregon and contain general and regional conditions. An example of a regional condition is requiring all in-water work to be conducted during the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's published in-water work window.

The public can review the initial draft regional conditions at the Portland District's website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Projects/ and clicking on "2017 Nationwide Permits Re-issuance - Regional Conditions."

Comments on the initial draft regional conditions should be addressed to Portland District, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, Oregon 97208-2946. Comments can also be emailed to Judy Linton at Judy.L.Linton@usace.army.mil. All comments must be received by Aug. 1, 2016.

Comments on national issues relating to NWPs should be submitted to docket number COE-2015-0017 at www.regulations.gov by email to NWP2017@usace.army.mil, or by mail to Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil Works, ATTN: CECW-CO-R, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20314-1000. Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the June 1, 2016, Federal Register notice. Comments on the proposed NWPs are due by Aug. 1, 2016.

The Corps issues nationwide permits designed to streamline authorization of projects that are similar in nature and cause only minimal adverse environmental impacts to aquatic resources, such as commercial developments, utility lines or road improvements. These permits are authorized for a five-year period. The current nationwide permits became effective on March 19, 2012, and are scheduled to be modified, reissued, or revoked prior to March 18, 2017.

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Washington Square Mall Theft
Tigard Police - 06/22/16 4:37 PM
On June 22nd, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. the Tigard Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Ben Bridge Jewelers located in Washington Square Mall. According to witnesses, a single black male adult entered the store and without saying a word, hit a glass case with a sledge hammer and removed 3 Rolex watches worth over $100,000. The suspect then fled on foot into the parking lot.

A short time later, the 18 year old Anthony Patterson of Flint, Michigan was found hiding in some bushes on property adjacent to the mall property by a K9 unit from the Beaverton Police Department and officers from the Tigard Police Department and the Beaverton Police Department. The suspect had minor injuries from reaching into the glass case. All of the stolen property was recovered. The suspect will be lodged at the Washington County Jail for Aggravated Theft 1, Criminal Mischief 1, and Disorderly Conduct.

Contrary to some of the initial reports, there was no gun displayed and no shots were fired.

The Tigard Police Department would like to thank the Beaverton Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the King City Police Department, the Sherwood Police Department and Washington Square Security for their assistance on this call.
ODVA seeks women veterans' input in improving access to health services
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs - 06/22/16 4:11 PM
The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs invites all women with prior military service to take a brief, confidential survey sharing their experiences accessing health care and mental health services in the state.

The survey, commissioned by the Legislature in 2015 and conducted by The Rede Group, is designed to gauge the extent to which women veterans use health and mental health services, the barriers women veterans face in accessing these services and how the state can better serve women veterans regarding health care.

The ODVA will use the results to make recommendations for improving services and programs available to women veterans in Oregon, which are due to the Legislature in November.

Elizabeth Estabrooks, ODVA's Women Veterans Coordinator, said the department is seeking the input of women veterans who are currently using the VA Health Care System, those who are eligible for VA health care but have opted not to use it and those who once used VA health care but have since left the system. She said ODVA wants to hear from those who have had positive or negative experiences.

"If a woman is really happy with the care she has received, we want to know about that, too," Estabrooks said. "We want to be able to look at that clinic and say, 'OK, what are they doing differently here that could be implemented at some of these other facilities?'"

Estabrooks said she hopes the survey is taken by as many of the state's 28,000 women veterans as possible, so the ODVA has a clear picture of what needs are the greatest and where they are concentrated.

"It's really important that we understand how to help women veterans where they live," she said.

Those who complete the survey before July 22 can enter a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card. However, the survey will remain active even after this deadline passes.

To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/HM3PHGG.

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CORRECTION - UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash on NE 33rd and Emerson - Suspect in Custody (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/22/16 3:45 PM
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The crash occurred at Northeast Emerson Street, one block South of Killingsworth. The Bureau regrets initially releasing that the crash was at Killingsworth.

Additionally, the victim's name has been removed from this release, per his request.

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The driver of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade, 31-year-old Matthew Joseph Nelson, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail early Wednesday morning on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) - Marijuana, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Nelson also was held on an outstanding warrant.

The driver of the 1998 Toyota Corolla, a 31-year-old male, suffered serious injuries and remains at a Portland hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries. He was incorrectly listed as a female in the initial release.

Crash investigators learned that Nelson was driving northbound on 33rd Avenue at a high rate of speed prior to crashing into the Toyota. Nelson and his passenger, a 30-year-old female, walked away from the crash but witnesses kept an eye on them until police arrived. The passenger was interviewed and released at the scene.

Based on observations at the scene, crash investigators believe that Nelson was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.

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On Tuesday June 21, 2016, at 7:53 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Northeast 33rd Avenue and Emerson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a crashed Toyota Corolla and a crashed Cadillac Escalade, one containing a driver who was seriously injured. The driver of the Toyota Corolla, a male adult, was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Cadillac Escalade walked away from the crash scene but were quickly located and detained by police on 33rd Avenue, North of Killingsworth Street.

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

Traffic in the intersection will likely be affected for the next several hours.

Updates will be provided on Wednesday morning.

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Beaverton BOLD Program Wins Public Involvement Award (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 06/22/16 3:32 PM
The City of Beaverton’s BOLD (Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development) program has won a 2016 Public Involvement Best Practices Award from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. BOLD is an innovative program
The City of Beaverton’s BOLD (Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development) program has won a 2016 Public Involvement Best Practices Award from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. BOLD is an innovative program
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's BOLD (Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development) program has won a 2016 Public Involvement Best Practices Award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter. The 2016 Best Planning/Policy Making Project award was given to the City of Beaverton for BOLD's innovative approach to engaging historically underrepresented populations in city government.


"We're honored to receive this recognition from a highly respected organization like IAP2," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We're very proud of the BOLD program and how it has helped us build bridges to our increasingly diverse population. I want to say thanks to our partners at Unite Oregon and all of the graduates who have stepped up to participate and make this a shining success."


BOLD is a leadership and civic engagement program offered by the city in partnership with Unite Oregon (formerly the Center for Intercultural Organizing). The program is held each spring and is specifically designed for immigrants, refugees and people of color. The program exposes participants to the fundamentals of community leadership, cross-cultural organizing, structure of local government, and ways to get involved. Including members of the 2016 cohort, more than 80 people have participated in the four years the program has been offered.


The awards were presented at the chapter's biennial PI Works! conference held last week in Bend, OR. In addition to the City of Beaverton's BOLD program winning for 2016 Best Planning/Policy Making Project, the Portland Water Bureau and JLA received the 2016 Best Capital Project award for the Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project.


IAP2 is an international association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in nations throughout the world. The IAP2 Cascade Chapter Public Involvement Best Practice Awards recognize projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington that promote meaningful and innovative opportunities for community engagement. Projects must be in the public realm (planning, construction or policy making). The IAP2 Core Values provide the basis for evaluating award nominations.


For 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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Detectives Seeking Public's Help to Identify Attempted Abduction Suspect in Eastmoreland Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 06/22/16 2:38 PM
On Wednesday June 22, 2015, at 12:20 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 27th Avenue and Bybee Boulevard on the report of an attempted abduction.

Officers arrived and spoke with the 22-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking home from the QFC grocery store at Southeast Milwaukie Avenue and Duke Street. The victim told police that she was walking eastbound on Bybee Boulevard and was approaching 27th Avenue when an unknown man came up behind her, grabbed her in a bear hug and started pulling her towards the Eastmoreland Golf Course parking lot. The victim told police that the suspect continued to pull her towards the back of a vehicle and tried to push her inside.

The victim told police that she fought and screamed and was able to break away from the suspect and run. The victim told police that she ran to a nearby house and asked them to call 9-1-1.

The victim described the suspect as a white, Hispanic or mixed-race male in his 30s, oval-faced, no facial hair, approximately 6'00" tall, thick build, 190 to 200 pounds, thick fingers, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, possibly wearing blue jeans, and unknown style work boots. The victim described the vehicle as a newer SUV, with a split-opening style tailgate, with the glass pulling up and the tailgate pulling down.

The victim did not require medical attention at the scene.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and are seeking any tips from the public, including any residential surveillance video.

At this point, it is not clear if this incident is related to other stranger-to-stranger incidents that have been reported to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033, Anthony.merrill@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Vince Cui at 503-823-9786, vince.cui@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to offer the following tips for people who walk, ride or jog alone:

Be aware of your surroundings.
Consider bringing a cell phone.
If listening to music, keep one ear free to listen to your surroundings.
Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return.

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength Program provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

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

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17 Oregon artists receive Career Opportunity Grants (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 06/22/16 2:20 PM
Work from Brenna Murphy’s show “All Watched Over” at James Cohan gallery in New York City in 2015.
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In the third of three rounds of Fiscal Year 2016 Career Opportunity Grants, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation have awarded $61,625 to 17 artists for career development projects.

The Oregon Community Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission partnered in March 2016 to provide additional funding for established literary and performing arts artists; a long-standing partnership with The Ford Family Foundation provides similar grants to established visual artists. The awards include $18,480 from the Oregon Arts Commission, $23,145 from The Ford Family Foundation and $20,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation. Individual grants range from $500 to $8,500.

Career Opportunity Grants help individual artists take advantage of timely opportunities to advance their artistic careers. Most of the grants support the artists' participation in residencies, exhibitions or performance opportunities that help bring visibility to their work.
The Ford Family Foundation grants are available only to Oregon mid-career visual artists over 30 years of age who are actively producing new work in the fields of fine art and contemporary craft.

"This grant program invests in the career growth of talented Oregon artists," said Anne Taylor, the Arts Commissioner who chaired the review panel. "We also are proud to support artists in representing Oregon outside of the region and internationally."

"We are pleased to be able to invest in these artists at such pivotal moments in their careers," said Anne C. Kubisch, president of The Ford Family Foundation. "We expect these artists to make significant progress on regional, national and international stages."

"This is an exciting way we can support creativity," said Michelle Boss Barba, OCF Program Officer for Arts and Culture. "By enhancing a program that is already in place to support artists we have a great opportunity to understand the impact direct financial support has on literary and performing arts and artists."

This fiscal year a total of $150,000 is available for three rounds of funding, $75,000 each from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation. The Oregon Community Foundation has provided $34,000, for grants across Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017.

In the third round, Fiscal Year 2016 Career Opportunity Grants were awarded to:

Alito Alessi (Eugene), Dance, Oregon Community Foundation $8,500
To support the presentation of Alessi's choreography "Don't Leave Me," featuring dancers with and without disabilities, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. on Oct.16.

Carla Bengtson (Eugene), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $3,000
To support Bengtson's Portland 2016 Biennial exhibition, which she describes as "a tipping point in terms of new ways of thinking and making" because of her exploration away from painting and into different mediums.

Pat Boas (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,480
To support Boas' exhibition of his artwork in two of the Portland 2016 Biennial exhibition locations in Madras and Salem in September.

Aaron Flint Jamison (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $4,500
To support Jamison's participation in the 2016 Rennes (France) Biennial, a contemporary art exhibition for emerging and mid-career artists in Europe opening on Sept. 30.

Sylvan Lionni (Eugene), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $2,000
To support Lionni's creation of multi-media paintings for a solo show at Kansas Gallery in New York in February 2017.

Maxim Loskutoff (Portland), Literature, OAC $500
To support Loskutoff's participation in a month-long writing residency at the Vermont Studio Center, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 21, to complete the editing of his first book-length manuscript.

Margaret Malone (Portland), Literature, Oregon Community Foundation $3,000
To support an East Coast book tour following Malone's reading of her book, "People Like You," with the Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Aug. 5.

Ian McDonald (Eugene), Design Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $700
To support McDonald's solo exhibition of ceramics with influences from architecture and pottery on July 12 in New York City at Patrick Parrish Gallery.

Donald Morgan (Eugene), Visual Arts, OAC $1,000
To support Morgan's exhibit of sculptures and paintings at the 2016 Portland Biennial.

Brenna Murphy (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,000
To support Murphy's exhibition of her sculptural work on the Oregon landscape at the Schneider Museum in Ashland, Oregon, opening on Friday, July 15 as part of the Portland 2016 Biennial.

Lisa Radon (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $945
To support the development of a far-reaching digital project for Radon's exhibition at the Portland 2016 Biennial in July at the Muscle Beach Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Michelle Ross (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $4,500
To support the presentation of a solo survey of Ross' work, including textile works, prints and paintings, at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, opening in October.

Tad Savinar (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $4,500
To support Savinar's survey exhibition at Lewis & Clark College in January of 2017.

Heidi Schwegler (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,000
To support Schwegler's month-long Yaddo residency in June in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she will have the opportunity to network and to create new projects.

Andrea Stolowitz (Portland), Literature, Oregon Community Foundation $8,500
To support the world-premiere production of Stolowitz's new play "Schl?1/4terstra?Ye 27" at English Theatre Berlin in Germany on Oct. 6.

Storm Tharp (Portland), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500, The Ford Family Foundation $3,000
To support an exhibition of Tharp's drawings in the 2016 Portland Biennial at Clatsop County Community College.

Amanda Wojick (Eugene), Visual Arts, OAC $1,500
To support Wojick's first international exhibition of sculptures and paintings at Stene Projects in Stockholm in fall 2016.
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The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of the Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993 in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grant-making, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.
The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature, federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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REACH Landing
Albany Fire Dept. - 06/22/16 1:57 PM
REACH Air is scheduled to land at Fire Station 14 in North Albany, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. REACH will be giving a presentation to summer campers attending Counter Strikes Martial Arts, while also working with Albany Fire Department's new Firefighter/EMT Recruits to enhance their training and skills with air medical transport.

REACH employs nurses and paramedics to provide air medical transport for critically ill and injured patients in Oregon.
Department of Revenue releases updated marijuana tax collection numbers
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 06/22/16 1:45 PM
SALEM, Ore.--As of May 30, the Department of Revenue has processed $14.9 million in marijuana tax payments this year. Medical marijuana dispensaries started collecting a 25-percent tax on their recreational marijuana sales in January.
The department would like to remind dispensaries that their first-quarter marijuana tax returns were due on May 2, 2016. As of June 17, 57 percent of the 319 dispensaries that have made at least one monthly payment have filed a return. Dispensaries who haven't filed their returns should have received a notice from the department reminding them of their filing obligation.
"There may be some confusion about when returns are due because it's quarterly as opposed to the monthly payment requirement," said John Galvin, manager for Revenue's Marijuana Tax Program. "This is a new program and some dispensaries are still learning about their tax obligations."
According to Galvin, they've been providing dispensaries with information about making payments and filing returns by email and on the department's website. "We want them to be aware of what they need to do before they end up facing penalties for not filing or paying as they're required," he explained.
For dispensaries that haven't yet filed, the department encourages them to file as soon as possible. The quarterly return form and instructions are available at www.oregon.gov/dor/marijuana. If dispensaries have any questions about filling out the form or their filing obligation, they can contact the Marijuana Tax Program at (503) 947-2597 or marijuanatax.dor@oregon.gov.
Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1 (800) 356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); (503) 378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1 (800) 886-7204.
LJ Irving Case Remains Unsolved After Nearly Five Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #11-36 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 06/22/16 1:30 PM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving the 2011 homicide of Leonard "LJ" Irving.

This investigation began on Sunday June 26, 2011 at 12:37 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Thompson Street.

Officers arriving in the area located 34-year-old Leonard James "LJ" Irving deceased as a result of a gunshot wound. Officers located a second man, Lamar Lovette Hill, suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. A third man, Jeray Lashawn Jessie, walked into an area hospital sometime later with a gunshot wound to the forearm. Both Hill and Jessie were 21 years old at the time of the shooting.

Detectives determined that there was some sort of disturbance that resulted the gunfire that injured the two men and killed Mr. Irving, a father of three young children.

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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Multiple public safety agencies coordinate cardiac arrest resuscitation on Heritage Trail along Lacamas Lake
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 06/22/16 1:24 PM
On Tuesday, June 21, CWFD paramedics and other local resources were dispatched to a report of a patient in cardiac arrest on the Heritage Trail along Lacamas Lake. Reports indicate an adult male was jogging with friends when he collapsed into cardiac arrest. The friends initiated CPR and called 9-1-1. A Vancouver Police Department officer, the closest law enforcement officer with an automatic external defibrillator (AED), arrived at the trailhead first. The VPD officer ran three quarters of a mile down the Heritage Trail with an AED and was able to arrive at the patient before Camas-Washougal Fire Department paramedics and other responding personnel. The officer applied the AED and delivered an electrical shock as indicated by the device. CWFD paramedics as well as personnel from Vancouver Fire and East County Fire and Rescue arrived at the patient's side and continued resuscitation efforts while extricating patient from the trail. The patient was transported to the nearest hospital alive and verbally responsive by CWFD ambulance. Further information will not be available due to federal patient privacy laws.

CWFD would like to commend the bystanders for their wherewithal in calling 9-1-1 and initiating CPR; ECFR and VFD personnel; and VPD officer Eric Jennings, whose persistent and purposeful response contributed greatly to the saving of the patient's life.
Corps seeks comments on Clatsop County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 06/22/16 12:53 PM
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Warrenton Fiber Company to conduct work in Clatsop County, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-2007-729-2 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Corps seeks comments on Tillamook County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 06/22/16 12:53 PM
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Port of Garibaldi to conduct work in Tillamook County, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-2016-289 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Corps seeks comments on Crook County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 06/22/16 12:53 PM
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the City of Prineville to conduct work in Crook County, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-2010-535 is available at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
WWII Medals Found (Photo)
Gladstone Police - 06/22/16 12:47 PM
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The Gladstone Police Department has located the daughter, Bliss Wilson, of Colonel Wilson and made arrangements to return the medals to the family. We will present the medals to the family on Monday 06/27/16 at 1200 pm at the Gladstone Police Department. Here is a part of the email conversation we had with her, with some background information about her father.

" My father Lt. Colonel Frank Brad Wilson was a patriotic and hardworking soldier. His whole life was the Army. His career ranged from WW2 when he and his battle hardened boys cried when they saw the condition of the Jews in a concentration camp, to his manning the Pentagon's famous Red Phone and later, his commanding a Honest John battalion on the Russian-Turkish border. My family moved 17 times in my first 20 years. Dad was gone so much that my little brothers actually embraced the wrong soldier's legs at an airport because they didn't remember his face. Sadly, not an uncommon mistake for the young children of soldiers. Our soldiers give up normal lives to serve their countries. I am so glad that we can now honor my father properly.
You and the Gladstone Police Department should be commended for your kindness and diligence in trying to find my father's family. It would have been so easy to simply file his belongings away. I will be eternally grateful" Bliss Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson now lives in Mexico and will not be able to make it to Gladstone for the presentation. She has designated another relative to pick up and return the medals to her.
It has been our honor to return these precious items to the family of Colonel Wilson. We know that our work is merely a small thank you for the sacrifices he and his family made for our county.


The Gladstone Police Department is asking for the public's help in returning several WWII medals that were found in a home in Gladstone.
We believe that the medals were earned by Captain Frank Wilson. It appears that the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals were earned for injuries he sustained while in Germany. According to the news article found with the medals, Captain Wilson's artillery unit was providing support for the U.S. Infantrymen advancing against the Siegfried line in Germany when he was injured by a hand grenade.
We know that the Captain Wilson lived in the home about 1 1/2 years ago, but his current location is unknown.
If anyone has information on how to locate Captain Wilson or his family, please contact the Gladstone Police Department so we can return the medals.


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Beaverton Man Charged in Aloha Homicide (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/22/16 12:43 PM
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On June 21, 2016 at about 8:30 p.m., members with the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested Roger Gastemum Medina, 21, from Beaverton. Mr. Gastemum Medina was charged with the murder of 21 year-old Yusef Sharif. Marshals had been tracking Mr. Gastemum Medina throughout the area since Monday's homicide. They captured him in Tigard as he walked down the sidewalk on SW Highway 99W near SW 72nd Avenue.

On June 20, 2016, Sheriff's Detectives believe Mr. Sharif was walking on SW Blanton Street. Mr. Gastemum Medina stopped in a vehicle to confront Mr. Sharif about an issue. Investigators discovered that during the confrontation, Mr. Gastemum Medina shot Mr. Sharif with a handgun then fled the area. Sheriff's Detectives do not believe this incident was racially motivated or a hate crime.

Roger Emir Gastemum Medina was booked in the Washington County Jail charged with Murder. He is held without the possibility of bail. His arraignment is today at 3:00 p.m. at the Washington County Law Enforcement Center.

The US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, Oregon State Police and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Original Press Release Below:

Detectives Search for Suspects in Aloha Homicide
Case#50-161720305

June 20, 2016--Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street that resulted in a man's death.


On June 20, 2016 at 8:37 a.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound lying on SW Blanton Street. The first deputy that arrived at the scene attempted life saving measures until relieved by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no information to lead investigators to believe this was a random act. It is believed the victim was walking on SW Blanton Street when he was shot. It was reported the people responsible fled east bound on SW Blanton Street in a dark colored sedan. Detectives are continuing their search for the vehicle and suspect(s) involved in this shooting.

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit and the Oregon State Police Forensics are on scene and assisting with the investigation. Blanton Street will remain closed for the next several hours while the investigation continues.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact detectives at (503) 846-2500.


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Credit Unions to Provide Financial Lesson Plans for 34,000 Washington Students
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/22/16 12:40 PM
SEATTLE, WA. -- Washington's schools, camps and community centers are working hard to get young people ready for college, for careers and for life --but don't have the resources to prepare them for financial reality. Even straight-A students often need help managing their money, making smart spending decisions and disciplining themselves to save.

Credit unions are here to help.

Sunday, credit union volunteers from across the country host a free event in Seattle to empower teachers and mentors. The volunteers will serve up the "secret sauce" that makes financial education effective. The teachers who have registered, are responsible for educating a total of 34,000 youth in Washington state. They will leave with the tools to make their students and mentees money-smart, including curriculums, training tips, visuals and more. All of the resources are tailored to meet Washington state financial education standards.

"When these teachers get back to their classrooms this fall, they will be better prepared to teach something that will change their students' lives in such a positive way," said Jamie Dedmon, Managing Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. "Because credit unions are local, not for profit cooperatives owned by their members, they really take an interest in helping people achieve their financial goals. The first step is solid financial education."

The teacher appreciation celebration kicks off the America's Credit Union Conference, which brings thousands of credit union leaders to Seattle through June 29.

Media Invitation:

What: Credit Unions Celebrate Teachers of Financial Education
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. -- 11:00 a.m.
Where: Seattle Sheraton Hotel 1400 6th. Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Note: If your media outlet is interested in this story but cannot attend, please email Lynn Heider and we will provide sound and video afterwards for your unrestricted use. lheider@nwcua.org

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 157 of Oregon and Washington's credit unions. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their 5.2 million members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals. All earnings in excess of operating expenses and required reserves are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, fewer fees and higher interest paid on savings. Because credit unions are local and member driven, they provide financial education and invest in making their communities better. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.
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Automatic Sprinkler Douses Early Morning Apartment Fire (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 06/22/16 12:32 PM
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Two Hillsboro men can thank automatic sprinklers for containing a fire in their apartment early today.
Washington County 911 dispatched Hillsboro firefighters to an apartment fire at the Palladia Apartments, 2615 NW 194th Terrace in Hillsboro at 5:12 am Wednesday morning, June 22, 2016.

The one-alarm fire displaced residents but caused only minor damage to a 3rd floor apartment. When firefighters from Hillsboro Fire Department's Ronler Station arrived, they found the apartment filled with smoke but no active fire. Firefighters found that a residential fire sprinkler had confined the fire to the kitchen area of the apartment and that no further extension had occurred.
Firefighters shut off the sprinkler, ventilated the apartment and remained on the scene for about an hour vacuuming water from the apartment.

Two adult males who were home at the time of the fire. One of the men told the investigator that he came out of his bedroom to a room filled with smoke, he quickly woke up his roommate then tried to extinguish the fire by smothering it with a blanket before exiting the building.

Hillsboro fire investigator Martin Stapleton determined that the fire was caused by combustible materials being placed too close to a wall heater. Stapleton said, "The automatic sprinkler operated exactly as designed. If it wasn't for them having an active sprinkler system in the unit this fire would have progressed to a much larger fire".

There is no damage estimate at this time. No injuries were reported.

Hillsboro Fire Department reminds the public to keep combustible materials at least 3 feet away for a heat source and emphasizes the benefit of residential fire sprinklers.

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Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding Announces Retirement
City of Beaverton - 06/22/16 12:01 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton Chief of Police Geoff Spalding has announced his retirement, effective July 15, 2016.


Spalding has been Beaverton's police chief since February 2009. During his tenure, the city consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest. The Beaverton Police Department has a $30 million budget and supports 177 employees. The department logs roughly 80,000 annual calls for service in Oregon's sixth largest city.


Spalding created the first bilingual outreach coordinator position for the department, and has been very involved in the community, serving on the Beaverton Police Activities League Board of Directors with his wife, Diane.


"I appreciate all Geoff has done for this city, all of his contributions, and I thank him for his service," said Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle, who hired Chief Spalding in 2009.


"It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Beaverton as their chief of police for seven and a half years," said Spalding. "I believe I led a department that served the citizens with compassion, integrity and respect and I look forward to the next chapter. While I have been privileged to serve in law enforcement for 39 years, I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with my family."


"Geoff and I have been talking for a while now and I appreciate his willingness to extend his time with the department, and to stay on to help get our public safety center project back on track," said Mayor Doyle. "We've got a solid plan in place and he deserves a lot of credit for getting us to this point.


"Geoff has been an integral part of our leadership team at the city and will be truly missed but I appreciate the demands of the position and the fact that he has been with us almost twice the length of time of an average police chief. Geoff has prioritized leadership development during his tenure and our command structure within the department is excellent. He is leaving us in good hands."


Chief Spalding has led the police department's efforts to move forward with a new public safety center plan after city voters narrowly rejected a bond measure in 2014. Last week, the Beaverton City Council unanimously referred a measure to the voters for the November 2016 election.


In addition to his leadership of the Beaverton Police Department, Chief Spalding has served the broader law enforcement community in Oregon in many ways and plans to continue to do so. He was appointed by the governor to serve on the Oregon Task Force on School Safety and he is also the current president of the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police.


"I plan on staying active, volunteering and serving our community," said Spalding. "Beaverton is our home and I am looking forward to this next chapter of our lives."


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Eight selected for new Promise Scholarship program
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 06/22/16 11:52 AM
Seven districts and one education service district (ESD) have been selected to participate in a pilot Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) program that will reward board development actions with scholarship funds for students.

Under the Promise Scholarship Program, eight boards selected by OSBA from among applicants will receive $5,000 each in student scholarship funds by completing a five-step process that includes a board project, superintendent and board self-evaluations, participation in "The Promise of Oregon" campaign (www.promiseoregon.org), and individual board member development (or a second board project).

The eight participants are Athena-Weston, Baker, Jefferson, Lake County, North Santiam, Philomath, Nyssa, and Multnomah ESD.

"We see this as an opportunity for Oregon students to gain in two ways," said Steve Kelley, OSBA's director of board development. "First, by local school boards sharpening their skill sets and gaining knowledge, and secondly by financially assisting students pursuing advanced degrees."

Program requirements must be completed by Dec. 15, 2016, and scholarship funds will be released in January 2017. Selected boards will be responsible for awarding student scholarships.

OSBA is a member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.
Travel Back in Time This Independence Day with a Ride on the Oregon Historical Society's Shay Locomotive (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 06/22/16 11:48 AM
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Portland, OR -- June 22, 2016 -- ALL ABOARD for an old-fashioned, all American 4th of July in Prineville, Oregon! This Independence Day, the Oregon Historical Society and the City of Prineville (COP) will run the Mt. Emily Shay #1 on a series of excursion trips beginning at 8am, with runs occurring every hour on the hour until the last train departs at 3pm. The Mt. Emily is a Shay steam locomotive built in 1923 which was designed to haul logs to the mill. It is one of only a handful of operable Shay locomotives left in the world, and it was donated to the Oregon Historical Society collection in the 1950s and has been lovingly cared for by the COP.

Boarding will be at the COP Team Track located at 1521 NW Lamonta Road. These historic rides are FREE and open to the public and each run can accommodate 90-100 people. Following your train ride through Prineville, you and your family are welcome to join the 4th of July festivities taking place throughout town. Visit http://www.mountemilyshay.com to learn more about Mt. Emily and her history.

Directions to the COP Team Track: Enter Prineville from HWY 126 Eastbound, and then turn left at the first light onto Harwood Street. Go North from Harwood to Lamonta Road, then turn left and continue ?1/4 mile. The Team Track will be on your left.


About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.


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OSP Rescues Piglet Alongside Interstate 5, Seeks Owner - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/22/16 10:43 AM
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On June 21, 2016 at approximately 10:15PM, OSP received the report of a dog running southbound in the northbound median of Interstate near MP 191 south of Eugene (between Franklin and Glenwood).

Troopers arrived in the area and discovered the animal reported was not a dog but a piglet. The female piglet is approximately 30 to 40 pounds in size and white with black spots. It is estimated she is approximately 3 to 5 weeks old. There were no identifying collars, tags, or information on the pig to assist in notifying the owner. The pig was taken into custody (without incident) and transported to the 1st Avenue Animal Shelter in Eugene.

The owner is asked to call the OSP Springfield Area Command at 541-726-2536 or the 1st Ave Shelter (Greenhill Humane Society) at 541-844-1777.


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New Albertina Kerr Board Members Announced (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 06/22/16 10:41 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 21, 2016) -- Albertina Kerr's Governing Board approved new board members for the agency's Governing, Foundation and Ambassador Boards and renewed Governing Board member terms at their June 20, 2016 meeting. Board terms for the following start July 1, 2016.

Jeff Carr, incoming Albertina Kerr CEO, will serve on Albertina Kerr's Foundation Board as Ex-Officio. Carr will start his role as CEO of on July 1, 2016.

Kimberly (Kim) Lilly-Curry, Founder of Curry and Collective, will join Albertina Kerr's Foundation Board, serving a term through June 30, 2019. Curry was also elected to be the Chair-Elect of the Marketing & PR Committee.

Laura Shipley, V.P. Senior Professional Service Manager at Umpqua Bank, will join Albertina Kerr's Governing Board with a three year term ending June 30, 2019.

Renewing their Governing Board terms ending June 30, 2019 are Rob Burton, C.P.A., Principal and Chief Financial Officer of ZGF Architects L.L.P.; David Connell, J.D., Partner at Ater Wynne L.L.P.; and David Wilson, D.M.D., General and Cosmetic. Burton also serves as the Chair-Elect of Albertina Kerr's Governing Board.

Re-elected to a second year as Board Chairs are Foundation Board Chair Mary Lago, C.T.F.A., Executive Vice President of Portfolio & Wealth Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management; and Governing Board Chair John Thoma, C.P.A.

Ambassador Board Members
Albertina Kerr's Ambassador Board aims to grow and hone young business leaders to become volunteers and supporters of Albertina Kerr and creates a pipeline for these young leaders onto the Kerr Governing Board, Foundation Trustees and other volunteer committees and provides them the opportunity to interact with existing board members throughout the year. Serving a two-year term through June 30, 2018 are:

Jenna Quiring, Senior Buyer at Daimler Trucks North America, and McKinsey Redmond, D.F.C. Supervisor at Numotion Mobility.

For more information, 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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Water Testing in Kelso School District
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 06/22/16 10:36 AM
Kelso, WA -- Wednesday, June 22, 2016 -- Water test results for the remaining schools in the Kelso School District indicate five (5) more fixtures need to be replaced. Earlier this week, preliminary results from three schools indicated seven (7) fixtures with lead levels above health and environmental action levels. The district began taking the prescribed retesting and fixture replacement steps immediately.

The five classrooms identified in the most recent results include one (1) classroom at Barnes Elementary, two (2) classrooms at Butler Acres Elementary, one (1) classroom at Coweeman Middle School and one (1) classroom at Huntington Middle School. There were no results above the action level of 20 parts per billion (ppb) at Carrolls Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Loowit High School or Kelso High School.

Maintenance Supervisor Gary Schimmel indicated that all fixtures with results over the action level will be shut off immediately, retested, and corrected over the summer through measures recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information about lead, its health impacts and exposure prevention, visit the Washington State Department of Health web page on lead: http://www.doh.wa..gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Contaminents/Lead
Salem Health Designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association
Salem Health - 06/22/16 10:34 AM
Salem Health has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association's Wellness Lives Here(SM) initiative.

"Salem Health is honored that our commitment to making the health and wellness of our employees a priority has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Our goal is to encourage the adoption of healthy habits which will benefit our team members, their families, and our company's productivity and morale overall," said Human Resources Vice President Laurie Barr.

To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the healthy living criteria in nutrition, physical activity and organizational well-being.

Salem Health's Community Health Education Center was a key factor in achieving the national award. The Center offers more than 80 classes, events and support groups each month aimed at improving health and well-being. Classes are discounted for employees and many, like "Freedom from Smoking," are provided free of charge. The hospital also offers many healthy food options in its restaurants and coffee shops and even has healthy vending.

Salem Health is a smoke-free work place. In Salem, it has worked closely with neighbors and city leaders to ensure that sidewalks and parks adjacent to its campuses remain smoke-free.

Salem Health believes that caring for its more than 4,000 staff members helps improve the health of its community. The health system's benefit plan offers incentives, including reduced insurance premiums to individuals that participate in the LiveWell program. LiveWell encourages staff to assess their health and participate in a personalized and flexible array of activities known to improve well-being.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, its mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To learn more about the organization and Wellness Lives Here, go to www.diabetes.org/wellnessliveshere

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.
A "Clean Start" and a helping hand
City of Gresham - 06/22/16 10:30 AM
GRESHAM, Ore. -- The City of Gresham has begun two new programs to address homelessness in the community: a program to keep trails and open spaces clean and a dedicated staff person to assist individuals in need.

Through the Central City Concern (CCC) Clean Start program, Gresham now provides paid, mentored work experience for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. With funds from Multnomah County and the A Home for Everyone initiative, the City contracted with CCC to engage with the CCC Clean Start program.

"The CCC Clean Start program serves as a great example of Gresham's search for practical, yet compassionate solutions to this complex societal issue. We're making a difference in the lives of those individuals seeking a path out of homelessness, while preserving our community open spaces and parks," said Mayor Shane Bemis.

A trained CCC staff person serves as the supervisor and mentor on the team. The trainee is an individual coming out of homelessness who, through the participation in this program, gains valuable work experience and is one step closer to gaining the confidence and skills to pursue permanent employment opportunities.

The two-member CCC Clean Start team is working with the City's Neighborhood Enhancement Action Team to develop patrol routes through Gresham's parks and trails five days a week, Monday through Friday, eight hours a day. The team cleans up trash generated in areas impacted by homelessness. They are on call between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can quickly and efficiently address pressing clean up or safety needs (such as needles, bio-waste, etc.) that currently take up police resources. When not addressing an urgent call, the team is available to tackle graffiti removal and other livability concerns. The public may report livability issues at www.GreshamOregon.gov/MyGresham or 503-618-2463.

"We won't end homelessness by acting alone, which is why Gresham's partnership with Multnomah County is so important," said Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury. "By working together we are breaking down artificial jurisdictional boundaries and making sure that people have the resources they need to get off the streets."

With the remaining County grant funds, the City hired a Homeless Services Specialist to serve as a single point of contact for individuals in need. Newton Gborway resides in Rockwood and is experienced working in mental health and homeless services. He fled his home country, Liberia, on foot at the age of 10, a refugee from civil war, and went on to earn his Masters in Social Work in the United States. Gborway proactively engages with the homeless population within the city and connects them with the available resources for shelter, healthcare, mental health and addiction treatment services.

"If someone is unable to get a job because they don't have an address or an ID or a birth certificate, or if they need clean clothes and a shower, I'll help them," Gborway said. "If we work together, we will make a difference--not overnight, but long term."

These new initiatives join a host of other measures the City employs to address the issue of homelessness, including:
Funding for JOIN outreach workers, who help 10-12 people transition from the streets into housing every month.
Pass-through funding for Human Solutions and other social service providers (using federal Community Development Block Grants) to bring families out of homelessness.
Support for homeless students through the Second Home program, which provides stable housing for high school youth.
Participation in A Home for Everyone, a countywide effort to reduce homelessness by 50% by the end of 2017.
Increased police presence on the Springwater Trail to address safety concerns, as well as park rangers patrolling all City parks regularly.

For more on Gresham's work to alleviate homelessness, visit www.GreshamOregon.gov/Homelessness.

B-roll footage for broadcasts available for media use at http://bit.ly/1UaCRXu.
The ALS Association Recognizes the Portland VA Health System ALS Clinic as an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 06/22/16 9:40 AM
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The Portland VA Health System consistently provides the highest level of care for people living with ALS

Portland, OR (June 21st) --The ALS Association, along with its Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, welcomed the Portland VA Health System to the nonprofit organization's Certified Treatment Center of Excellence Program, establishing The Portland VA Health System ALS Clinic as meeting the highest levels of established national standards of care in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

In an event held today at the Portland VA Medical Center, The ALS Association presented the institution with a plaque recognizing it as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. There is currently no cure for the disease.

For unknown reasons, our nation's military veterans are approximately twice as likely to die from ALS as the general public. This includes veterans of all military conflicts, from before World War II to present-day conflicts in the Middle East. There is also no distinction between those who served during a time of peace or a time of war.

The ALS Association's Certified Center Program staff designs, implements and monitors programs based upon national standards of best-practice care in the management of the disease. The ALS Association offers the Certified Treatment Center of Excellence designation for those institutions that meet the rigorous eligibility criteria, which includes: diversity of professional expertise in ALS, access to coordinated multidisciplinary care, a strong, ongoing relationship with the local ALS Association chapter, and evidence of active participation in ALS research. This designation assures people living with ALS and families that these centers offer the highest level of evidence-based, quality care
and services.

"The care that people receive here is a model for other parts of the country, and I'm proud that we are able to recognize the institution for itsoutstanding multidisciplinary approach to treating people with this devastating disease," said Chapter Executive Director, Lance Christian.

Research has shown that multidisciplinary care, or the practice of having physicians and other healthcare professionals collaborate to providethe most comprehensive treatment plan for patients, helps people with ALS have better quality of life and actually prolongs life in most cases.

The ALS Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter has a long history supporting multidisciplinary care in partnership with the VA Health System. "By sponsoring ALS professional education for VA clinicians and by working with the dedicated VA Health System ALS Clinic staff, we all pull together to support veterans living with ALS," said Christian.

"We are delighted to have met the criteria for becoming a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence," said Dr. Eilis Boudreau, Medical Director for The Portland VA Health System ALS Clinic, "and are thankful for continued support from the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter in helping provide the very best care for our veterans with ALS."

Treating more than 50 veterans living with ALS in the region, Dr. Boudreau and her team provide dedicated care for our military heroes who have served our country and whose time in the service may be connected to the cause if their disease.

"It is a major research initiative to understand why veteran's develop ALS at twice the rate of the general population," said Boudreau. "In the meantime until there is a treatment, we will doall we can to provide the best care and support resources the VA Health System can offer."

The ALS Association invites veterans and their families whose lives have been impacted by ALS to visit the Wall of Honor www.alsa.org/wallofhonor and add their story to the growing archive of hope and courage.

About The ALS Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people living with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified and recognized treatment centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.alsa-or.org

Contact: Lance Christian
The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter
LanceChristian@alsa-or.org
503-238-5559 ext 101


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Red Cross responded to a single-family fire that impacted 2 adults, 1 child and one pet in Medford
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/22/16 9:13 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire on June 22 , 2016 at 03:45 in the 2000 block of Medford, Oregon.
The fire affected 2 adults, 1 child and 1 pet.
The Red Cross provides reources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, and 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.
Powerball jackpot grows as Oregonians win
Oregon Lottery - 06/22/16 7:54 AM
June 22, 2016 - Salem, Ore. -- Michele Phillips of Eugene is the latest Oregon Lottery player to win $50,000 playing Powerball this year.

Phillips purchased her ticket at Dari-Mart #44 on River Road in Eugene and won by matching four of the five numbers and the power ball.

As the Powerball jackpot continues to grow to $184 million for Wednesday night's drawing, there are a number of Oregon Powerball players who have yet to claim their Powerball prizes. There are currently two Powerball prizes that have yet to be claimed, which combined equal $200,000.

In the June 8 Powerball drawing, a winning ticket was purchased in North Bend that matched four of five numbers and the Powerball and added the Power Play multiplier option for an additional $1. The Power Play multiplier drawn for the June 8 drawing was 3, which multiplies the $50,000 to $150,000. The winning numbers are 12-25-37-60-69 and a power ball of 20. The winner has until June 8, 2017 to claim their prize.

The oldest unclaimed Powerball prize is a $50,000 ticket that was purchased in Sisters Dec. 2, 2015 for the Dec. 9, 2015 drawing. The winning numbers for that draw are 7-10-46-50-56 and a power ball of 1. The player has until Dec. 9, 2016 to claim the prize.

All winners have one year from the draw date to claim their prizes.

The next drawing is Wednesday at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and when the jackpot is won, it will reset to $40 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.

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
More than 11,000 lunches served last year; summer lunch fun and food continues in 2016 (Photo)
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 06/22/16 7:51 AM
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More than half of Oregon children in K-12 schools qualify for free or reduced price meals. Without these school lunches, summer means many Oregon youths could go hungry. The Summer Food Service Program prevents hunger by feeding kids and teens in parks, summer schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and churches across the district. Thousands of kids and teens across the state are able to enjoy a healthy lunch with friends in a safe, fun place because of federal funding and community partnerships.

This is a drop-in program and all youths (age 1 to 18) are welcome. Many of the sites offer fun activities for youths to participate in after they eat a healthy lunch. Volunteers are needed to organize activities at each site. To get involved, call Kathy Harrison at 503-353-6019.

To find a free summer lunch program site near you, check the list below, call 2-1-1, or go to the website at www.summerfoodOregon.org.

Summer Food Program - Dates, Times, Locations (all locations closed July 4)

June 23 -- July 15 & August 15 -- 25, 12:00 -- 1:00 pm
Monday through Friday (closed Monday, July 4)
Ardenwald Elementary, 8950 SE 36th Ave., Milwaukie
NCPRD RecMobile, Tuesdays/Wednesdays, June 28 -- Aug. 10

June 27 -- July 21, August 15 -- 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday through Thursday (closed Monday, July 4)
Whitcomb Elementary School, 7400 SE Thompson Road, Milwaukie

June 20 -- September 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday through Friday (closed Monday, July 4)
Oak Grove School, 2150 SE Torbank Road, Oak Grove
NCPRD RecMobile, Thursdays, June 30 -- Aug 11

June 20 -- July 28, 12:00 -- 1:00 pm, activities until 2:00 pm
Monday through Thursday (closed Monday, July 4)
The Terrace at Mt. Scott Apts., 10125 SE Bob Schumacher Rd., Happy Valley

June 20 -- August 22, 12:00 -- 1:00 pm, activities until 2:00 pm
Monday through Thursday (closed Monday, July 4)
Town Center Station Apartments, 8719 SE Monterey Ave., Happy Valley


June 28 -- August 9, snack, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesdays, only
Ledding Library, 10660 SE 21st Ave., Milwaukie
NCPRD RecMobile

June 29 -- July 29, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday through Friday (closed July 4, 14, 15)
Schellenberg Technical Center, 14450 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie

July 18 -- 22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Pathway to God Church, 11900 SE Stanley Ave., Milwaukie

August 15 -- August 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday through Thursday
Lewelling Elementary School, 5325 SE Logus Road, Milwaukie
Linwood Elementary School, 11909 SE Linwood Ave., Milwaukie
Riverside Elementary School, 16303 SE River Rd., Milwaukie


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City of Sherwood Precautionary Boil Water Advisory
Sherwood Police Dept. - 06/21/16 5:37 PM
The City of Sherwood Public Works Department is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory to a limited area of southeastern Sherwood. While the city has no reason to believe your drinking water was contaminated, Oregon law requires that drinking water providers issue precautionary boil water advisories to customers affected by pressure losses in water mains. The pressure loss was the result of a temporary pump outage. This is a routine precaution, and there is no need to be alarmed. Water samples were collected earlier this morning in the affected area to ensure your drinking water wasn't contaminated by potentially harmful bacteria during the service interruption. Results should be available at approximately noon on June 22nd. You will be notified by another message that the boil water advisory has been canceled.
Go to the City's webpage www.sherwoodoregon.gov/publicworks to access an interactive tool to determine if your home is in the affected area or call 503.625.5722.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two Adults in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/21/16 4:44 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, June 21, at 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of 18th Avenue in Forest Grove, OR. The fire affected two adults 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.
City Council Adopts Annual Budget, Approves 10-Acre Annexation and Rezoning, Renews Social Services Annual Grant and Endorses Community Enhancement Projects
City of Wilsonville - 06/21/16 4:41 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On June 20, 2016, the Wilsonville City Council held public hearings and adopted four resolutions pertaining to the City's annual budgets. The first resolution authorizes a supplemental budget adjustment to "close-out" the current 2015-16 fiscal year that ends June 30. This budget adjustment accounts for various project and program funds that may be over the original budget approved in June 2015 based on timing of expenditures and revenues, and included refinancing bonded debt at lower rates , inter-fund transfers, project-scope modification and other factors.

The City Council also adopted three different resolutions that together approve the City's Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget as recommended by the Budget Committee. Council adoption of the resolutions are the final step in the process to adopt the City's annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016. Council members recognized the citizen members of the Budget Committee for their service to the City.

The City Council approved on second reading a set of three ordinances for an annexation, a Comprehensive Plan amendment and a Zone Map amendment for a 10.2-acre site on SW Garden Acres Road adjacent to and north of Republic Services' campus located on SW Ridder Road. The parcel is to be the future site of Republic Services' facility expansion for the proposed SORT Bio-Energy Facility that is designed to collect and convert commercial food-waste into electricity and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and a compost product. The Council action changed the zoning of the parcel from Washington County Future Development-20 (FD20) to a Planned Development Industrial-Regionally Significant Industrial Area (PDI-RSIA) Zone and changed the Comprehensive Plan designation from Washington County Future Development-20 (FD-20) to the Industrial designation. The proposal was approved after a public hearing and first reading by Council on June 6, and previously by Development Review Board (DRB) Panel A on May 9. Construction of the bio-energy facility may occur within the year, but first requires obtaining a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and a franchise agreement from Metro to begin converting commercial food-waste from the Portland-metro area into energy and a compost product rather than being disposed of in landfills.

Council members continued until October 3 consideration of a proposed ordinance that would amend City Code pertaining to right-of-way easement management and franchise fees.

The Council reviewed and approved two separate matters under New Business. The Council adopted a resolution that authorizes continuation of a support grant over the next fiscal year for the community-assistance and utility-relief programs operated by the nonprofit Wilsonville Community Sharing food-bank and social-services referral organization. The Council praised the efforts made over the past year by an invigorated board of directors to increase Wilsonville Community Sharing's public outreach to the residential and business community and diversify funding sources.

The Council also adopted the project funding recommendations made by the new Wilsonville-Metro Community Enhancement Committee to advance five projects that total just under $80,000, including: Memorial Park "dog park" relocation ($25,000), "Bee Stewards" Wilsonville pollinator improvement ($21,433), multifamily communities waste-reduction and recycling ($16,000), historical Frog Pond Church streetscape improvement ($10,000) and a fluorescent mercury-lamp business recycling program ($7,110). Funded by a fee on biodegradable solid-waste transferred at the facilities of Republic Services in Wilsonville, the new Community Enhancement Program can underwrite a wide range of projects and programs that benefit the community.

During Mayor's Business of the Council meeting, the Council approved a contract extension for the City's special-projects attorney and rescheduled the City Manager employment contract renewal for the next Council meeting on July 7.

Under the Consent Agenda the Council approved the meeting minutes of the May 16 City Council meeting.

Prior to the regular meeting during the work session, the City Council heard reports and discussed a variety of subjects, including the Water Treatment Plant master plan contract, progress on the Frog Pond Area Master Plan for residential development, proposed sewer-lateral repair grant program and sidewalk repair grant program, and a draft neighborhood traffic-management plan.

After the City Council meeting, members of the Council acting in their role as the board for the Wilsonville Urban Renewal Agency, advanced a recommendation to move forward with the public process to create the proposed Coffee Creek Urban Renewal District and Plan.

Community members are able to watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meetings on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City's video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.

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OSBA Board votes to support IP 65 on November ballot
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 06/21/16 4:05 PM
The Board of Directors of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) voted this week to support Initiative Petition (IP) 65, a proposed measure on the November ballot that would establish the High School Graduation and Career Readiness Fund as part of the state General Fund.

The proposal by the non-profit advocacy group Stand for Children Oregon would dedicate an estimated $280 million -- about $800 annually per high school student -- every two years to prevent dropouts and reduce chronic absenteeism. It does not raise taxes or otherwise create a new revenue stream.

Under the proposal, school districts would use funds to establish or expand career and technical education (CTE) programs, create "college-level educational opportunities" for high school students such as Advanced Placement classes, and implement dropout prevention strategies in all high schools.

OSBA Board members said their support is based on the proposal's goal of reducing dropout rates. They also said it is important that funding for the proposal, as IP 65 explicitly states, be in addition to funds that would normally be allocated to schools.

In other action, the OSBA Board voted to remain neutral on two other education measures planned for the November ballot.

IP 67 would create a new Outdoor School Education Fund to ensure that all Oregon fifth- and sixth-graders have the opportunity to attend a weeklong outdoor school education program. The OSBA Board expressed its support for outdoor school, but had concerns that as much as $22 million in state lottery funds would be used to fund the program.

The Board also voted to remain neutral on IP 28, which is expected to raise a little over $3 billion each year by increasing taxes on those "C" corporations with sales in Oregon of greater than $25 million annually. Current estimates are that it would affect about 1,000 companies.

Under the proposal, such companies would pay a 2.5 percent tax on all sales in excess of $25 million. Revenue from increased taxes would go toward "additional funding for: public early childhood and kindergarten through 12th grade education; healthcare; and services for senior citizens." The proposal does not specify how the proceeds would be divided among those areas.

Among other issues, OSBA's Board expressed concerns about how much of the new tax would be dedicated to public schools.

"Our Board and our members support the concept of revenue reform," said OSBA Executive Director Betsy Miller-Jones, "but we believe any new revenue should be dedicated to our public schools. OSBA is working on the revenue reform issue and we expect to have a proposal ready by this fall to show our members and the public."

OSBA is a member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.
57-Year-Old Man Arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm After Disturbance Monday Night (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/21/16 3:28 PM
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On Monday June 20, 2016, at 8:48 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a disturbance with a weapon in the 4100 block of Northeast Killingsworth Street. As officers were responding to the scene, they received an update that someone fired a handgun during the disturbance.

Officers arrived in the area and located the suspect, 57-year-old Dee Overton Johnson, who was arrested without incident. Officers located and seized a handgun from Johnson's vehicle.

Officers learned that Johnson was involved in an argument with a 59-year-old male associate which turned physical before Johnson fired a shot into the ground.

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Menacing, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in the City, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers 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.

Under Oregon law, persons under the age of 18 years old (generally) and persons convicted of a felony crime may not lawfully possess firearms.

To qualify for the reward, the tip must lead to an arrest and the seizure of a firearm and the tip must be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Tips leading to additional charges may lead to a total reward of up to $1,000 cash - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

All tips will be forwarded to the proper law enforcement agency for follow-up and investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is committed to reducing gun violence and helping law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington solve felony crimes.

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

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

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Update: Early season wildfire burns nearly 100 acres (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/21/16 2:49 PM
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A wildfire ignited Monday afternoon burning approximately 100 acres, five miles west of The Dalles in the Central Oregon District.

It was originally reported by crews that the fire was roughly 45 acres; however, remapping has shown the wildfire is larger. This is not due to fire growth, but better measurement.

The Chenoweth Fire began around 5:20 p.m. on state-protected land and burned through the night before crews could extinguish all visible flames.

Alongside the crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, a private contractor, Steelhead Enterprises, pitched in fighting this fire.

Firefighters will continue to strengthen the trails creating a containment buffer. The fire is contained. Fire crews will work on hot spots the rest of the day.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.


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BOEC media feed
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 06/21/16 2:48 PM
Good afternoon:
As most of you are aware, the BOEC media feed map had troubles over the weekend and was not sending out information. The City's Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) team has identified what they believe was causing the problem and are taking steps to remediate this situation to avoid future system failures. Thank you for your patience. Let me know if you have any questions.
Single lane closure on SW Barbur Boulevard June 22, 23,
Portland Water Bureau - 06/21/16 2:10 PM
PORTLAND, OR -- A Portland Water Bureau water main installation project will close 100 feet of the westside southbound lane of SW Barbur Boulevard between SW Baird Street and SW 35th Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Monday, June 22, 23 and 27.

Travelers are urged to use alternate routes and are reminded to drive slowly, exercise caution, and follow traffic control signs.
Media Advisory - Fireworks Media Event
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 06/21/16 1:49 PM
Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe
Live safety demonstration -- safer use of legal fireworks in legal places

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Training Center
12400 SW Tonquin Road, Sherwood, Oregon

WHO: The Office of State Fire Marshal, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Department of Forestry, Clackamas Fire District #1, Portland Fire & Rescue, Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs, Multnomah county animal services, the Oregon Humane Society, and Oregon fireworks wholesalers will provide information on legal fireworks in Oregon, where fireworks may be used, education, and safety and enforcement efforts. Live fireworks demonstrations are scheduled.

WHAT: Keep it legal, keep it safe
Legal fireworks in legal places
Live demonstration -- Safer use of fireworks

June 23 opens the season for fireworks sales in Oregon. Legal fireworks may be purchased only from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands. The Office of State Fire Marshal has issued more than 709 retail fireworks permits, and 211 display permits. Oregon law forbids possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air. Bottle rockets, Roman candles, and firecrackers are ILLEGAL in Oregon.

All fireworks are prohibited on all Oregon beaches, in parks, and campgrounds.

Illegal fireworks can be expensive. Under Oregon law, illegal fireworks may be confiscated and offenders fined up to $500 per violation for possession of illegal fireworks and endangering life and property. Offenders may also be arrested. Any fireworks causing damage, or misuse of fireworks carries a liability for the offender, who may be required to pay for resulting fire or other damage. Parents are liable for fireworks-caused damage by their children. Costs may include assessed fines as well as the cost of suppressing fireworks-caused fires.
18-Year-Old Woman Robbed at Knifepoint in Sellwood Riverfront Park - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 06/21/16 1:44 PM
On Tuesday June 21, 2016, at 10:01 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Sellwood Riverfront Park, located at Southeast Oaks Park Way and Spokane Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the 18-year-old female victim who told police that she was walking her dog on the trail in the wooded area along the river, towards Oaks Amusement Park, when a man surprised her and came out of the bushes demanding her property. The victim told police that the suspect grabbed her arm then displayed a pocket knife while demanding her property. The victim did not have anything on her and she ran away from the suspect back towards Sellwood Riverfront Park, then to a nearby friend's house to call 9-1-1.

Several officers searched the area where the robbery occurred but did not locate the suspect.

The victim was not injured during this incident.

The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, 6'00" tall, skinny build, possible goatee or beard, light brown hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black cargo pants, a black mask, and black shoes.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency line at 503-823-3333, reference case #16-197641.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to offer the following tips for people who walk, ride or jog alone:

Be aware of your surroundings.
Consider bringing a cell phone.
If listening to music, keep one ear free to listen to your surroundings.
Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to return.

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength Program provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

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

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Operation Dry Water --It's all about Impairment (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 06/21/16 12:48 PM
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The Marine Board and law enforcement from 32 counties and the Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water, during the weekend of June 24-26, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII).

Already this year, serious impairment-related boating accidents and fatalities have occurred on Oregon waterways. Many are still under investigation. This year and last, there were instances where marijuana contributed to accidents and fatalities. "Because there is clear evidence from Washington State that recreational marijuana increases fatal car crashes, we can only assume that some people will take their impairment to the water," says Randy Henry, Boating Safety Manager for the Marine Board. "To help marine officers prepare, we are training them to recognize drug impairment along with alcohol impairment and arrest those operators --including those with paddles," Henry adds.

Boating under the influence of intoxicants means prescription drugs, alcohol, inhalants, marijuana, or any other substance that impairs a person's ability to make sound judgments and have the ability to safely operate a boat. The effects of drugs and alcohol are also amplified on the water with the combination of sun, glare, wind, waves and other motion.

Impaired boaters can expect to be arrested or face serious penalties. In Oregon, the consequences of being convicted of BUII include the possibility of jail time, $6,250 in fines and loss of boating privileges. Marine officers can arrest boaters on the observed impairment, which can occur under the .08% blood alcohol concentration and can legally obtain blood, breath or urine if a boater fails field sobriety testing. The Marine Board urges boaters to boat safe, and boat sober --by refraining from using any type of intoxicant.

"Overall, recreational boating is very safe if boaters wear their life jackets, boat sober, and keep a sharp lookout by watching where they are going and what's going on around them. Accidents and fatalities would be extremely rare. So far this year, the pattern for bad accidents includes impairment, distracted operation and no life jacket," Henry warns. Henry goes on to say, "The public is our ally in safe boating. 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."

For more information about Operation Dry Water, visit www.operationdrywater.org or the Marine Board's Boating Safety Program at www.boatoregon.com.
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UPDATE #6 - Central Precinct Officers Respond to Shooting (Photo)
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The man killed on Sunday evening has been identified as 50-year-old Chester Eugene Newborn. The woman injured has been identified as 52-year-old Wendy Dannette Mustacci.

Homicide detectives believe the shooting occurred in connection with a drug transaction.

No further updates are expected to be released.

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Detectives believe the gun used in this incident has been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.

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Portland Police detectives have made an arrest in this case. Early this morning, 48-year-old, Thomas Lincoln Dorris was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Murder. Detectives continue to investigate this case and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692 or email at Michele.Michaels@portlandoregon.gov.

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###UPDATE###

Detectives have arrived and the investigation continues. Initial reports indicate that at about 10:15 p.m. some kind of altercation resulted in a shooting on N.W. 4th Ave between N.W. Davis St. and N.W. Couch St. The shooting resulted in two individuals, one male and one female, suffering at least one gunshot wound each. The male's injury proved fatal and the female suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot in her leg.

Witnesses identified a possible suspect to officers. Officers were able to detain the individual, a male, near the Chevron on W. Burnside Blvd and S.W. 3rd Ave.

The investigation is ongoing but at this time detectives have no indication that this incident is related to any of the Pride Portland activities. There does not appear to be any outstanding suspects and detectives do not believe there is additional risk to the public.

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The staging area is being moved to N.W. 4th and N.W. Davis. We will attempt to provide a media brief at approximately 12:30 a.m

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Officers have located two individuals suffering gunshot wounds in this incident. The first subject, an unknown age male, was found deceased. A second individual, an unknown age female, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. She is being transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers have detained a possible suspect in this incident and detectives are responding. We do not believe that is a risk to the public at this time.

The motive for this shooting is currently unknown but the investigation continues.

Media can stage at N.W. 3rd Ave and N.W. Couch St. The PIO is responding, ETA 1 hour.

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Today, June 19,2016, at 10:18 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call of a shooting near N.W. 4th Ave. and N.W. Davis St. Officers responded and initial reports indicate that two people may have been shot and one may have suffered life-threatening injuries. Officers are working to contain the scene and get the injured parties medical attention.

The investigation is in its initial stages and updates will follow.

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Shooting At The Courts (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 06/21/16 12:01 PM
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UPDATE
Travers is being charged with two counts of assault in the first degree and one count of murder. The murder charge was added later on the day of the 19th.

UPDATE
One of the two victims passed away early this morning at the hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained. The deceased is identified as Andres Castorena 23 years of age from Beaverton.

The second victim is identified as Fernando Chaires 23 years of age from Beaverton. Fernando Chaires is in serious condition at a local area hospital but is expected to survive.

The suspect is identified as Roshawn Travers 19 years of age from Beaverton. Travers was lodged at the Washington County jail on two charges of assault in the first degree. With the death of Andres Castorena, the District Attorney will decide on what additional charges will be added. Photo is attached.



On June 18, 2016 at 8:50 PM Beaverton Police responded to The Courts near SW Millikan and SW Murray regarding a shooting.

When police arrived we located two 23 year old males with gunshot wounds. Both males were transported to local hospitals. Beaverton Police located the primary suspect nearby who was a 19 year old male.

Beaverton Police learned the two victims were traveling in a vehicle and they pulled into the parking lot of The Courts when an argument occurred with an unknown amount of pedestrians.
One of the pedestrians fired an unknown amount of shots from a gun and struck the two victims multiple times.

There is no further risk to the public regarding this incident. The Washington County Major Crimes Team is assisting Beaverton Police with the investigation.

SW Millikan will be closed at SW Murray until early in the morning of 06/19/16.

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Attached Media Files: press release , Travers
Beaverton Police Department Targets Illegal Fireworks
Beaverton Police Dept. - 06/21/16 11:42 AM
The use of illegal fireworks within the City of Beaverton is a concern of our residents and the Beaverton Police Department. We are committed to having a Fourth of July holiday be enjoyed by everyone.

Police officers will be working with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and will focus efforts on reducing the use of illegal fireworks over the Fourth of July.
There will be extra patrols in the neighborhoods to enforce the laws regulating the use and possession of illegal fireworks.

Oregon law bans possession, use or sale of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Fireworks commonly called bottle rockets, Roman Candles, and fire crackers are illegal in Oregon. If you purchase your fireworks from a retailer in Oregon, they are legal to use here.

Individuals found with illegal fireworks:
Will have the illegal fireworks seized by officers.
Can potentially face arrest and criminal prosecution.
Can be held civilly liable for damages resulting from misuse of fireworks.
Can be liable for damages their children are found to have caused.

The Fourth of July holiday is an opportunity for many of us to spend time with friends and family and to enjoy community celebrations. The Beaverton Police Department wants to ensure it's a safe and fun time for everyone.

The non-emergency telephone number for dispatch to report any illegal fireworks is (503) 629-0111
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Attached Media Files: News Release
Notice of Public Meeting - 2016-17 Budget
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 06/21/16 10:45 AM
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING -- BUDGET FOR FY 2016-2017

The Multnomah County School District #3 / Parkrose School District will hold a public meeting to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 on the following dates:

June 27, 2016: Board of Directors / Testimony Received. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message changes and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Board of Directors will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Board of Directors.

All meetings will be held in the Board Room at 6:30 pm at Parkrose School District, 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, OR 97220. A copy of the budget can be inspected or obtained on or after June 27, 2016 at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, OR 97220, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. This notice is also published on the District's website at http://www.parkrose.k12.or.us/ pursuant to ORS 294.426(5) -- (on Home page under District Info).
Lebanon Fire District (LFD) and Albany Fire Department (AFD) launch two new joint ventures (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 06/21/16 10:41 AM
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Today - June 20, 2016 - the Lebanon Fire District (LFD) and Albany Fire Department (AFD) have enhanced their already strong partnership by launching two new ventures.

Medic 71 -- Medic 71 is an ambulance jointly staffed by two LFD and two AFD employees and will be in service from 9:00 AM -- 9:00 PM six days a week to cover peak activity hours. The unit will be housed at and respond from the Tangent Fire District Station 71 into both jurisdictions' ambulance response areas. Currently AFD and LFD each staff three ambulances per day and Medic 71 will provide much needed relief for inter-hospital patient transfers and 911 emergency medical calls. In the last year LFD and AFD responded to a total of 11,596 medical calls, transporting 8,766 patients. This joint venture is the first of its kind in the State and allows both LFD and AFD the ability to more readily meet current and expected calls for service.

Truck 31 -- Both AFD and LFD currently operate Aerial Ladder Trucks for high-rise fires, commercial building fires, and rescues. Recently AFD placed a new 100' aerial in service at Fire Station 13 and placed their existing 100' aerial in reserve. Due to parking limitations created by the reconstruction of Fire Station 11, AFD had a need to park some of their vehicles offsite and LFD's current 100' aerial was built in 1986 and is approaching end of life. Because of this, LFD and AFD have created an intergovernmental agreement allowing LFD to house and operate AFD's 1998 reserve aerial. This allows LFD to upgrade their existing aerial ladder truck and allows AFD to leave their reserve aerial in service. The terms of this agreement strengthen existing mutual aid agreements between LFD and AFD and provide for an even greater ability for each of the agencies to respond with aerial ladder trucks in their own and into each other's fire districts.


Attached Media Files: Medic 71 , Truck 31
Early season wildfire burns 45 acres
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/21/16 10:39 AM
A wildfire ignited Monday afternoon burning approximately 45 acres, five miles west of The Dalles in the Central Oregon District.
The Chenoweth Fire began around 5:20 p.m. on state-protected land and burned through the night before crews could extinguish all visible flames.
Alongside the crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, a private contractor, Steelhead Enterprises, pitched in fighting this fire.
Firefighters will continue to strengthen the trails creating a containment buffer. They expect to have the fire fully contained within a few hours, and will work on hot spots the rest of the day.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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As we head into this week, the Fire Danger Level is Low to Moderate throughout the state. The Fire Forecast shows windy, dry weather will last for one more day throughout several regions. But temperatures look to remain around average as more showers are anticipated in the middle of the week. Summer weather is expected to return this weekend. It's a reminder to know the changing conditions before enjoying the outdoors!


FIRE STATISTICS:

Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

- January 1, 2016, through Today, June 21, 2016:
Lightning-caused fires: 32 fires burned, 2,125 acres
Human-caused fires: 154 fires burned, 177 acres
Total: 186 fires burned 2,302 acres

- 10-year average (January 1st through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 29 fires burned, 34 acres
Human-caused fires: 145 fires burned, 1,300 acres
Total: 174 fires burned, 1,334 acres
Amateur Radio "Field Day" June 25-26 Demonstrates Science Skill And Service (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 06/21/16 10:33 AM
JPeg of Amateur Radio Class Announcement
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Members of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25-26, 2016 at the Port of Toledo Waterfront Park next to the Toledo Post Office. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

For over 100 years, Amateur Radio - sometimes called ham radio- has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio's ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations of locations participated in Field Day in 2015.

"It's easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other," said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. "But if there's an interruption of service or you're out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That's the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communication outage."
"Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world," Kutzko added. "Hams do this by using a layer of Earth's atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today's electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down."

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club, it's easy for anybody to get involved right here in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Sheriff's Office also sponsors the Auxiliary Communications Service volunteer group of amateur radio operators specifically to support local government emergency response -- contact Jenny Demaris for more information or to volunteer.

For more information:
Field Day - contact Chuck Gerttula at 541-336-2532, visit Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club's web site at www.n7oy.org/ or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.
Amateur Radio Class -- Next class begins August 28th, Sundays from 2-4pm, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amateur-radio-license-class-registration-25898227295 for more information.

Respectfully submitted,

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-4199 Office


Attached Media Files: Annual Field Day Announcement , 2016 Amateur Radio Class Announcement , JPeg of Amateur Radio Class Announcement
Crash Near Haines Takes Life Of One, Two Others Suffer Life Threatening Injuries - Baker County
Oregon State Police - 06/21/16 10:09 AM
On 6/20/2016 at approximately 6:26PM a driving complaint was called in to Baker County Dispatch concerning a blue Buick passenger car that was driving erratically. At approximately 6:30PM Baker County dispatch received a report of a 2 vehicle head-on crash at mile post 41 on Highway 30 involving the blue Buick that was called in previously.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Buick sedan was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and was struck on its passenger side by a 2011 Toyota sedan. Upon crashing the front end of the Buick caught on fire and was extinguished by first responders and people that had stopped to help using fire extinguishers as well as a bucket and water from the ditch next to the road.

Medics arrived on scene and pronounced the female driver of the Buick, Christina Lynn LONG, age 39, of Haines, deceased. The driver of the second vehicle, Tricia Eileen PRICE, age 40, of Haines as well as a 17 year old passenger were both taken to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Baker City and then transferred by air ambulance to regional trauma centers for life threatening injuries.

A witness stated that he saw the driver of the Buick make a bad pass on a corner on Hwy 30 west of Haines. He stated that she passed a pickup in a corner and then quickly came to a stop in front of the pickup she had just passed at a high rate of speed. The witness stated that as he entered Haines he saw the Buick catching up to him from behind at a high rate of speed. He was concerned that the driver was going to rear end him so he pulled over. He stated he then pulled out behind it and was attempting to get a license plate to call in a driving complaint. He stated that when he came to the next corner he saw the Buick suddenly swerve into the oncoming lane of travel and crash into the other vehicle.

Roadway evidence suggests that the 2003 Buick braked aggressively and initially traveled in a straight path within it's lane of travel before veering sharply to the left into the oncoming lane as the vehicle rotated nearly 90 degrees counter clockwise where it was struck in the passenger side door the Toyota.

Highway 30 was closed in both directions for approximately 4 hours for the crash investigation. OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker City Fire, ODOT, and Baker Rural Fire. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Clackamas County Fair Wants You to Enter in the Fair (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 06/21/16 9:39 AM
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The Clackamas County Fair is not limited to 4-H and FFA kids only. They have a large array of Public Competition Divisions! Public Competitions are a great way for kids and adults to share their talents, hobbies and farms with the community.

What is a Public Competition Exhibit?

Public Competition refers to the various departments or categories in which the public can enter their item(s), project(s) or livestock to be exhibited (placed on display) at the fair. Submissions to public competitions are judged by department (category) and awards are made to both youth and adults in each department.

Who Can Participate in Public Competitions?

Participation is open to all ages, depending on the department (category), review the exhibitor handbook instructions for each department (category). We are an open county fair -- so anyone is invited to enter! To submit an item for public competition, you do not have to be involved in an organization such as a club, 4-H, or a school-run program.

Individuals can submit items in multiple classes. Check out the EXHIBITOR HANDBOOK on our website for instructions and definitions.

Not all categories have entry fees -- check the specific division in which you are entering for specific information regarding entry fees.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIR! For more information visit www.ClackamasCountyEventCenter.com.


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Albertina Kerr Announces August Green on Green Garden Tour (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 06/21/16 8:58 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (June 21, 2016) -- Albertina Kerr will be hosting its annual Green on Green Garden Tour on August 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. across five gardens and one plant nursery in Southwest Portland. Mark Leichty of the Little Prince of Oregon Nursery will lead a pre-event demonstration that morning on planting sedums and succulents. One hundred percent of the event proceeds benefit Albertina Kerr's programs and services.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours at five private gardens and a plant nursery. Garden one is owned by Craig Quirk and Larry Neill and displays a variety of plants that reflect Asian and Mediterranean themes. Owned by Eloise Carson, garden two meanders on a quarter acre of garden and patio space, perfect for both sun and shade lovers. Overlooking the Stephen's Creek natural area, garden three is owned by Stephen Morgan and Marilyn Laufenberg. This 5,200 square foot garden features winter flowering shrubs, subtropical plants and a variety of New Zealand, Australian and California species.

Located in the historic John's Landing neighborhood, garden four is owned and designed by Anne Marsh and Gary Fear. It features large stands of bamboo, ornamental shrubs and perennials, and hand-built stream and pond to give it a Japanese feel. Garden five, owned by Peter Goldblatt and Lendon Porter, is designed to allow for diverse habitats with an emphasis in small shrubs, bulbs, alpines and trailing plants and is decorated alongside paintings of Marion and Sylvan berries. Finally, family-owned Cornell Farm is one of the finest nurseries in the Portland area and offers a variety of plants for gardeners of any sort.

"Attending the Green on Green Garden Tour is a fun way to daydream and to be inspired to keep on trying new and beautiful things in your garden," said Kathy Jaffe, volunteer garden tour coordinator. "This year's gardens range in size allowing guests to find ways to adapt creative garden design ideas to fit their own garden."

Tickets for the Garden Tour are $20, pre-event demonstration tickets are $20 and combo tickets are $40. To purchase tickets visit AlbertinasPlace.org. To learn more about the Green on Green Garden Tour, 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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Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces entertainment lineups on Vancouver Toyota Main Stage and Alaska Airlines Prime Viewing Stage for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 06/21/16 8:52 AM
The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced the full lineup of Vancouver Toyota Main Stage and Alaska Airlines Prime Viewing Stage performers at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America.

Entertainment begins at noon on the Vancouver Toyota Main Stage with the Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition, where ten talented pre-selected high-school students will compete for a $1,000 scholarship prize.

The following entertainers will take the Toyota Main Stage for the remainder of the afternoon and evening:
1:30 p.m. -- Ken DeRouche Band
2:30 p.m. -- My Happy Pill
3:30 p.m. -- Tom Grant Band
5:00 p.m. -- Calico
6:00 p.m. -- Rock Steady 234th Army Band
7:30 p.m. -- Andy Stokes Band
8:45 p.m. -- The Nu Wavers with Lovey James

The following entertainers will be seen on the Alaska Airlines Prime Viewing Stage:
5:00 p.m. -- Justin Sheehy
6:00 p.m. -- Alice Wallace
7:00 p.m. -- Tom Grant with Shelly Rudolph
8:00 p.m. -- Cadillacs for Everyone

"On behalf of all my local Bank of America colleagues, we are thrilled that Bank of America stepped up for the seventh year in a row to be the presenting sponsor of this beloved community event. It's a wonderful tradition that we're proud to continue," said Craig Christenson, Bank of America's Senior Vice President of Small Business Banking in Oregon and Southwest Washington. "Celebrating Independence Day at Fort Vancouver is such a special experience, and we're honored to be a part of it, and also to have our employees out there volunteering for the day."

Other activities throughout the site include:
Guided walking tours of the Vancouver Barracks
Kids' Patriotic Parade presented by Fred Meyer
$5 admission to reconstructed Fort Vancouver (free for age 15 and under)
Food vendors or bring your own picnic
Arts & crafts and commercial vendors
Tours of the General George C. Marshall House
Costumed interpreters that bring history to life
Hands-on-history tent to see and learn heritage handwork skills
Biplane rides at Pearson Field (fee)
Adult beverage pavilion featuring domestic beer and microbrews, wine and more
Fireworks Prime Viewing area

Attendees may park at Vancouver Mall and take a free C-Tran shuttle to the site.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of Bank of America and other sponsors: Toyota, Fred Meyer, Waste Connections, Alaska Airlines, The Vancouver Clinic, AMR, Homewood Suites, and our media partners, The Columbian, KGW8, 98.7 The Bull, and Comcast.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to volunteer visit www.fortvan.org/fourth, email events@fortvan.org or call 360-992-1808.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust
About Fort Vancouver National Trust: The Fort Vancouver National Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a vibrant community that preserves and celebrates its rich history while shaping its legacy for the future. The mission of the Trust is to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. For more information, visit fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.

About Bank of America Environmental, Social and Governance
At Bank of America, we are focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors as critical to fulfilling our core purpose of making people's financial lives better. A commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company, from our policies and practices to our services, products, governance and employee benefits. An important part of that commitment is forming strong partnerships across sectors, including nonprofit organizations serving community needs, bringing our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. We're proud of our employees' volunteer efforts, support of diversity and inclusion, and environmental and social responsibility. Across our company, we're focused on simplifying banking and investing, advancing better money habits and making an impact in communities around the world. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_News.
Lottery launches responsible gambling training for retailers and servers
Oregon Lottery - 06/21/16 8:43 AM
Beginning this month, the Oregon Lottery is launching "Responsible Gambling & You," an online training program for Lottery retailers and their employees.

"This training is one facet of the Lottery's far-reaching responsible gambling program and illustrates our commitment to working at every level of the business to mitigate harm that can arise from gambling," noted Lottery Commission Chair Mardilyn Saathoff.

The Lottery created the training to enable video lottery retailer staff to recognize and take advantage of opportunities to direct people to resources and help related to gambling.

"Promoting responsible gambling practices and connecting people to help when needed is as integral to our mission as maximizing revenue," said Acting Lottery Director Barry Pack. "We are proud to partner with our retailers to bring this awareness to their employees."

Employees from 42 Dotty's locations are the first to pilot the training program that helps front line staff recognize opportunities to provide information on gambling and resources for problem gamblers in the context of providing excellent customer service.

"We are delighted to partner with the Oregon Lottery to promote responsible gaming. The overwhelming number of our customers play the Lottery for entertainment and fun. So we share with the Oregon Lottery a strong commitment to delivering the best possible experience for our customers and we applaud the Lottery for developing this new training program that will enable our employees to recognize and address problem gaming situations as they may arise," said Dotty's owner Dan Fischer, President of Oregon Services Inc., which operates the popular Dotty's chain of restaurants.

Dotty's is supplying employees with electronic tablets to take the interactive course. Employees can take the training on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. The Lottery worked with Janine Robinson, an international problem-gambling expert, to design training that teaches front line retailer staff how to provide accurate information about Lottery games, such as the odds of winning and how the games work and resources related to responsible gambling and problem gambling.

The Lottery plans to roll out this training to all its video lottery retailers during the summer months. "Providing this training to customer service staff is an important step in promoting awareness of problem gambling and the importance of responsible gambling," said Oregon Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director Tom Moore. "The Lottery has worked closely with its council partners on this project and we congratulate the Lottery and its retailers for bringing this important information to retailer staff."

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Demolition makes way for CCC Harmony Phase II (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 06/21/16 8:18 AM
Photo 2: From left, Harmony Director Sunny Olsen, CCC Board of Education Member Greg Chaimov, CCC President Joanne Truesdell.
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MILWAUKIE -- In preparation for the construction of Harmony Phase II, Clackamas Community College will begin demolition of the former Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) building on Harmony Road the week of July 5.

The $21.7-million project, which will be completed fall of 2017, is funded through a voter-approved bond as well as an $8 million match from the state of Oregon. The new facility will allow CCC to continue to grow its Health Science, workforce development and general education offerings in the North Clackamas area.

In November 2014, voters approved a $90-million bond measure to expand opportunities for students and increase the skilled workforce in the community. This funding is being used to update and expand college classrooms and labs and modernize equipment to meet industry standards. Passage of the bond also resulted in CCC receiving $16 million in state matching funds, which will be used to support the Harmony project as well as the upcoming Industrial Technical Center on the Oregon City Campus.

Harmony Phase II will replace the 61-year-old former OIT/Dale Ickes Junior High building on the Harmony Community Campus with an updated workforce development and training facility. The new building will be three floors and total 43,634 square feet, featuring classrooms, labs, community event space and a bookstore.

Harmony Phase II is enrolled in the Energy Trust of Oregon's Path to Net Zero Program, investigating smart, sustainable solutions for energy efficiency. It is designed to perform beyond the Oregon Energy Code requirements to meet carbon reduction, The 2030 Challenge, which challenges all new buildings be carbon-neutral by 2030.

"The bond projects, like the one on the Harmony Community Campus, will ensure students in our district have opportunities to train for in-demand, family-wage jobs and to pursue transfer degrees," CCC Board of Education Member Greg Chaimov said. Chaimov represents Zone 1, which includes the Milwaukie area.

CCC gave former OIT and Dale Ickes Junior High students a chance to bid it farewell in March during an open house. Citizen Oversight Committee members, who provide oversight on the implementation of the bond measure, led the charge to honor the building's past, advocating for the preservation and repurposing of elements from the building.

Construction of the Harmony Phase II will begin this later this summer. Watch the demolition and construction on a webcam (http://dwpwebcams.com/ccc/), which is updated with a new photo every 10 minutes. For more information about the CCC bond projects, visit www.clackamas.edu/BondInformation.

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Photo 1: Rendering of Harmony Phase II. Courtesy of Hennebery Eddy Architecture.
Photo 2: From left, Harmony Director Sunny Olsen, CCC Board of Education Member Greg Chaimov, CCC President Joanne Truesdell.


Attached Media Files: Photo 2: From left, Harmony Director Sunny Olsen, CCC Board of Education Member Greg Chaimov, CCC President Joanne Truesdell. , Photo 1: Rendering of Harmony Phase II. Courtesy of Hennebery Eddy Architecture.
Camas-Washougal Firefighters Rescue Two from Lacamas Lake
Camas-Washougal Fire Dept. - 06/21/16 7:02 AM
At 2137 on June 20, Camas-Washougal Fire Department was dispatched to a report of an overturned boat at Lacamas Lake. Calling parties reported two individuals in the water yelling for help. On arrival, CWFD personnel found an overturned canoe approximately 100 yards off the east side boat ramp of Lacamas Lake. A man and a woman without personal flotation devices were seen in distress in the water, holding on to the overturned canoe. With no immediately available boat to conduct a rescue, CWFD firefighters Victor Compher and Nick Ober volunteered to retrieve the subjects. Putting on personal flotation devices and taking two extra, Compher and Ober were able to swim out and rescue the two individuals. Exhausted and cold, the two patients were warmed inside a waiting ambulance after exiting the water. Neither individuals were injured and both eventually refused transport or further care.

With the onset of summer and accompanying warmer weather, CWFD would like to use this opportunity to remind all citizens to exercise caution when engaging in water activities. It is not safe to be out on local bodies of water after dark and it's never safe to participate in such activities without the use of a personal flotation device.
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host First Camp Abilities on the West Coast for Children and Youth with Visual Impairments July 24th-30th in Salem, Oregon
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 06/21/16 6:50 AM
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 July 24th-30th in Salem, Oregon

Vancouver, Washington--June 21st, 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 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 is primarily targeting Oregon residents; however, some out-of-state opportunities will be available on a limited basis. 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. Registration for camp is currently open, but there is a waiting list for out-of-state campers.

"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 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 1,200 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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Firefighters Extinguish Fire at Battle Ground Village Complex (Photo)
Clark Co. Fire Dist. 3 - 06/20/16 10:40 PM
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Fire District 3 responded to a structure fire in the Battle Ground Village Complex,813 W. Main St. this evening at 7:29 P.M. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke emitting from the roof of the structure. Smoke was visible from all sides of the structure and one Heating and Air Conditioning unit on the roof. First-in attack crews eventually located the fire at the floor level in the Curves establishment. The fire was confined to the interior of Curves. Additional crews checked for possible fire extension in the attic space. The fire was confined to the origin area. Firefighters worked for about two hours to remove the smoke from the building and extinguish hot spots. All businesses in the complex, with the exception of Curves should be able to reopen on Tuesday. The fire damage to curves is estimated at several thousand dollars. The Clark County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.Five engines, 3 Staff Vehicles, and approximately 20 fire personnel responded to the scene. Mutual aid units from Clark County Fire & Rescue, Vancouver Fire Department, Battle Ground Police Department, Clark County Fire Marshal, American Medical Response and Clark Public Utilities assisted at the scene. There were no injuries.


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Man Arrested after Machete Attack (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/20/16 6:37 PM
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June 20, 2016--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after allegedly assaulting another person with a machete who had been sleeping in a residence.
On June 20, 2016 at about 3:43 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius, were called to the 1800 block of South Oleander Lane in Cornelius concerning an assault. Sheriff's Deputies were told a man was attacked with a machete while he was sleeping.

The Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 28 year-old resident of the house had been attacked with a machete while he was sleeping on the couch. Sheriff's Deputies saw the man's arm had several deep lacerations apparently caused by a sharp object with significant force. The victim told Sheriff's Deputies he was able to pick up a steel pipe to fend off his attacker. He said he struck the man in the head with the pipe initiating an end to the attack. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

The suspect, Shawn Kinney, 28, from Forest Grove, was also located at the house. He had a laceration to his head with what appeared to be a blunt weapon. Mr. Kinney was treated at a local hospital and released to Sheriff's Deputies. His current booking photo is very graphic so the attached booking photo is from earlier this month.

Shawn Paul Kinney was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail where he was charged with First Degree Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He is held on $250,000 bail.

This incident is still under investigation as to the reason for the attack. Sheriff's Deputies are asking for the public's assistance with additional information that may shed light on this case.


Attached Media Files: PDF Flier , Shawn Kinney Arrested
City's electronic ePlans now accepting all permit applications, plans
City of Vancouver - 06/20/16 5:31 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 20, the City of Vancouver expanded the capabilities of ePlans, its electronic development review portal, to allow all commercial and residential building permits, fire alarm/sprinkler and protection applications to be submitted online with no additional cost to users.

"This month, the City received its 100th online application since launching the new electronic plan review software for land use and engineering review plans," said Chad Eiken, Vancouver's community and economic development director. "The demand for commercial and residential permits is growing quickly in Vancouver and the ability to submit these applications online will expedite the approval process."

The new ePlans, launched in its first phase in February 2016, aligns with the City's goal to create a simpler permit and application approval system, which helps make Vancouver more attractive to prospective businesses and new development.

With ePlans, applicants can submit applications or permits online and then access the status of their review 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The web-based process saves applicants time and money by allowing them to submit from their home or office and eliminate the need for printing, mailing or delivering paper copies of plans to City Hall. The process also decreases the turnaround time needed to get plans reviewed and approved because plan reviewers at the City can now make comments and markups on the same document at the same time.

The new system is not only efficient, it's green! ePlans eliminates the need for paper copies of plans. While the option to submit paper plans is still available, the City expects to phase out paper applications entirely by the end of 2016.

Visit www.cityofvancouver.us/ePlans to get started or for more information, including step-by-step instructions, FAQs and other self-help tools.
Smoke Management Committee to meet June 29, Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/20/16 5:20 PM
A five-member committee tasked with advising the Oregon Department of Forestry on the state's Smoke Management Plan will meet Wednesday, June 29, in Salem. Highlight items on the agenda include:

- Pace and scale of restoration burning on public and private lands
- Update on spring burning, smoke intrusions
- Program fund balance
- Field Coordinator position status
- Study on the use of polyethylene on slash piles to reduce emissions from burning wet piles

The meeting agenda can be viewed at:
www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/SMAC.aspx

The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Santiam Room - Building D, Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The meeting is open to the public, and public comments will be received at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

By Oregon statute, the Smoke Management Advisory Committee includes representatives of industrial and non-industrial forest landowners, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the general public.
Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2016 with a Senior Breakfast, Graduate Parade, and Commencement (Photo)
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TEAM High School held its Commencement on Wednesday, June 15.
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Monday, June 20, 2016-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School celebrated the graduating Class of 2016 with a series of events culminating in the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 17. Graduates took part in a Senior Breakfast, paraded through district schools in Woodland's first-ever Parade of Graduates, and concluded by walking in the 108th Annual Commencement to receive their diplomas.

Senior Breakfast

On Friday morning, Woodland High graduates gathered at the Woodland Presbyterian Church for a special breakfast. The church has graciously provided a free breakfast to graduating seniors to celebrate their success as a Woodland tradition for nearly 70 years.

Graduates enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, ham, juice, and coffee cooked up by volunteers including Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green. Breakfast was served by community volunteers.

Following breakfast, Shoup spoke with the graduates, congratulating them on their accomplishment of graduating high school.

Parade of Graduates

Following breakfast, the graduates donned their graduation gowns for the first-ever Woodland Parade of Graduates. The graduates walked in parades at the Woodland Primary School, the Woodland Intermediate School, and the Woodland Middle School. Students in the younger schools prepared banners and posters celebrating their older counterparts' graduation, and lined the parades route to cheer and give high-fives to the graduates as they passed. Graduates also visited with teachers who had them as students when they were younger.

The Parade of Graduates was developed and organized as a joint project by the district's entire administrative team. "The parade serves to inspire students in younger grades to see the end goal of their years of learning," said Uhlenkott. "Both the graduates and the younger students were so excited to take part in the celebration."

Bryce Johnson, a graduate who has attended Woodland schools since preschool, greatly enjoyed participating in the parade. "It's so cool to see all the kids yelling and cheering," he said. Following graduation, Johnson intends to follow his father's footsteps in the field of construction by attending Clark College to major in business while also working at the same time.

Katie Kern, a graduate who has been a Woodland student since third grade, felt the parades provide great motivation. "Many students might not have familial support to attend school and succeed," she said. "The Parade of Graduates is a great way to motivate them to keep at it." Kern will start attending Concordia University's nursing program this fall.

Commencement Ceremony

A total of 130 students graduated from Woodland High School in the Class of 2016 with 125 who walked in Woodland High School's 108th Commencement Ceremony on the evening of Friday, June 17.

The Woodland High School band played "Pomp and Circumstance" as the graduates entered followed by the WHS Jazz Choir singing the National Anthem. Kenya Byrnes, Class President, served as Master of Ceremonies, introducing speakers and reading the names of her fellow graduates as they received their diplomas.

Senior speakers included Grace Adams and Dillon Franke with Shari Conditt, WHS History Teacher, selected as Faculty Speaker by the graduating class. The WHS Band played "Music for a Darkened Theatre" by Danny Elfman followed by the Jazz Choir singing "In My Life" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Woodland High School Principal John Shoup gave a short speech comparing the graduates' experience at high school to taking a commercial airline flight where teachers and staff serve as flight attendants ensuring the students had a good flight and got to their destination with only a few bumps along the way. Following Shoup's comments, Superintendent Michael Green presented the Class of 2016 for graduation, certifying their accomplishment to the audience with Board President Janice Watts presenting each graduate with a diploma.

Student Spotlight: Dillon Franke -- Woodland High School

Well-rounded students are the most likely to succeed at Woodland High School, and Dillon Franke serves as a shining example. Dillon, an accomplished student athlete on the WHS Golf Team, also spends his free time succeeding in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) while excelling at his studies, graduating with honors and receiving an Associate's Degree from Clark College by participating in Woodland's Running Start Program. Following graduation, Dillon will attend Stanford University where he plans to major in engineering.

Dillon credits his experiences with FBLA in helping him get into Stanford. "I think FBLA was instrumental in my acceptance," he said. "I think colleges really look at the entire student and want to see a student who not only excels academically, but also excels in activities outside of class, too."

Dillon started participating in FBLA during his Freshman Year, after his student adviser and FBLA coordinator at the time, Joan Huston, encouraged him to sign up. "I developed a passion for the competitive aspect of FBLA during my sophomore year," Dillon explained. In his junior year, Dillon ran for Washington State FBLA Public Relations Officer. "I had to give a two-minute speech in front of 2,500 people -- all of the students competing at state, their advisers, and any audience member who wanted to attend," he remembered. "I also had to run a campaign booth complete with brochures and personalized pens I had made up along with free candy, of course."

Following his speech and campaigning, the conference attendees voted for the new officer team, which included Dillon. After winning, Dillon managed all of the media communications for Washington State's FBLA program including social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. "I interviewed professionals and put together stories for the website along with contacting business and creating videos," said Dillon. "Even though I want to be an engineer, I feel like I'm torn between being left- and right-brained as I still want to talk to others and not just be trapped in a cubicle."

Dillon will compete in the FBLA National Competition for the third year in a row with the competition taking place this month. Dillon was the first student at Woodland High School to make it to the National Competition. "The people make FBLA great," he said. "I've made great friends and an excellent network of connections by taking part in FBLA."

Dillon also credits the Running Start Program with his academic success. "I love the program, and it's been a great experience to graduate high school with an Associate's Degree," he said. "Woodland High School has excellent teachers, but the Running Start Program allowed me to get ahead and focus on STEM and math classes not offered at the high school level."

Dillon thanks his family for their support throughout his entire school career. "My parents are so supportive with my dad actually serving as a judge during the state FBLA competitions this year," he said. "Both my mom and dad were so ecstatic when I got accepted into Stanford; when I first learned I got in, I thought it was a dream."

Finding time to do everything created the biggest challenge throughout Dillon's high school career. "Time management is definitely crazy as I've tried to involve myself in as many things as possible," he said. "I recommend that students try to take some time to relax, even though I didn't really follow that advice."

Dillon recommends his younger classmates work hard and stay dedicated to their goals. "If you have a dream that you really want to achieve, don't let statistics stop you as hard work will help you achieve anything you put your mind to," he explained. "My SAT scores weren't as high as many of Stanford's students, but I decided to apply, anyway, and here I am -- if you have a dream, don't let a statistics get in your way; put in the hard work and there's a good chance you can do it."

Student Spotlight: Cassie Allen -- TEAM High School

Not all students succeed in a traditional school environment with some needing self-direction and independence in order to earn their diplomas. Cassie Allen, a Class of 2016 TEAM High School graduate, serves as an example of what hard work can achieve in overcoming adversity. TEAM High School provides students with a different approach to graduating and receiving a diploma than traditional school by allowing students to work at their own pace with online learning and the help of dedicated teaching staff.

"I was bullied a lot when I was in school," Cassie remembered. "I was diagnosed with diabetes in sixth grade which caused me to miss school to go to the hospital, which, in turn, resulted in my receiving failing grades and developing anxiety mixed with depression which seemed to take over my entire life." Cassie started attending TEAM High School following her freshman year at La Center High School. "My school counselor at La Center told me about TEAM which sounded like a great option to regular school," she said.

At first, Cassie didn't succeed at TEAM High School. "I did the minimum of what I had to do my first year because I simply didn't see myself graduating in part due to a friendship that was having a negative impact on my life," she remembered. "Last year, we stopped being friends, and it made me realize I needed to buckle down and work toward earning my diploma."

Mary Burnett, TEAM High's Program Specialist who oversees and helps TEAM's students while they work, noticed the change in Cassie. "About a year, I saw a light turn on in Cassie; she suddenly started taking care of herself and eating better," remembered Mary. "At the beginning of the school year, Cassie announced that she planned to graduate this June and came in every day, working 7-8 hours each day."

Mary sees Cassie as an example of what a student can do when she puts her mind to it. "Cassie's amazing; I really loved watching her grow and change into this confident, strong woman with a plan for her future," she said. "You can see the pride in her eyes; she knew she could accomplish her dreams herself."

Cassie credits the independent learning aspect with a smaller student body of TEAM High School to helping her achieve her success. "Being social was one of my biggest challenges in high school as overcoming my anxiety has been such a struggle," she said. "TEAM is less 'school-like' with fewer people and so much less drama; my classmates are great and the people here are really sweet, understanding, and open."

Following graduation, Cassie intends to get a job, move out of her parents' home, and either attend Clark College or the Aveda Institute for Cosmetology. "I've always felt that if you look good on the outside, it can help make you feel good on the inside," she explained. "I'd love to help other people feel good about themselves."

Cassie sees the entire TEAM experience as contributing to her success, "The TEAM staff creates a friendly environment with great support," she said. "TEAM provides a great way to learn schoolwork on your own while also learning how to depend on yourself to succeed."

TEAM held its Commencement Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, June 15, with nine graduates taking part in the festivities to celebrate with staff, friends, and family members in the Woodland High School Commons. Students interested in attending TEAM High School can schedule an appointment with TEAM Principal Dan Uhlenkott. In order to attend, interested students fill out applications explaining why they feel TEAM would be a better option for them than traditional school.

More Photographs

Even more pictures from the above events can be found on Woodland Public School's Facebook page located at www.Facebook.com/WoodlandPS

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***Update - Names and Photos Released*** Head-On Crash On Highway 97 Kills Two - Deschutes County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/20/16 3:59 PM
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On June 20, 2016 at approximately 8PM OSP received a report of a head on crash on US Hwy 97 at milepost 171 (south of Lapine).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a northbound 1991 Lexus was traveling northbound on Highway 97 when it crossed the centerline, striking a southbound 2016 Ford Fusion head-on.

The driver of the Lexus, Alan James EUTSLER, age 29, of Bend, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Ford, Donald R ADAMS, age 45, and his front passenger, Barbara A ADAMS, age 30, were taken by air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend for life threatening injuries. An eight year old male passenger in the Ford was taken by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend for treatment of minor injuries. A 10 year old female passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. Both were children of Donald and Barbara Adams. All were from Rathdrum, Idaho.

Highway 97 was closed for over four hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Police, Lapine Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Speed and unlawful passing by EUTSLER is being considered as the leading factors in the crash. This is an ongoing investigation; more information will be released when it becomes available.

End Update

Previous Release:
On June 19, 2016 at approximately 8PM OSP received a report of a head on crash on US Hwy 97 at milepost 171 (south of Lapine).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a northbound 1991 Lexus was traveling northbound on Highway 97 when it crossed the centerline, striking a southbound 2016 Ford Fusion head-on.

The driver of the Lexus, a 29 year old adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford, a 45 year old male, and his passenger, a 30 year old female, were taken by air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend for life threatening injuries. A eight year old male passenger in the Ford was taken by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend for treatment of minor injuries. A 10 year old female passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Highway 97 was closed for over four hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is a preliminary release. No further information will be released until families of the deceased have been notified.


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Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial Breaks Ground at Salem Capitol Mall (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 06/20/16 3:45 PM
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Salem, OR - June 20, 2016 - Flag Day, June 14, 2016, was celebrated with the groundbreaking for the long awaited Oregon State Police Fallen Trooper Memorial. The memorial is located in front of the Public Service Building on the Capitol Mall. The groundbreaking was organized by White Oak Construction, the company chosen to construct the memorial.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Lt. Cari Boyd, leads the organization which has raised over $235,000 for the project. The memorial will recognize 33 troopers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the citizens of Oregon.

"This is the most in-the-line-of-duty deaths of any law enforcement agency in the state of Oregon," Boyd said. She was pleased that millions of people will be able to honor these troopers at the memorial when they visit the State Capitol.

City Councilor Brad Nanke represented the City of Salem at the event. "I am proud to have this memorial in Salem," he said.

Dan Wellert, project manager at White Oak Construction said his company is fully committed to the project. He added, "From the citizen's perspective, it is so important to acknowledge what our police officers do for us and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice."

Gene Bolante, lead architect at Studio 3 Architecture, shared artist renderings of the project. The memorial will feature a black basalt wall with the names of fallen troopers. In the center will be a map of Oregon with stars showing where each death occurred. An unfinished column will be placed in the middle to symbolize troopers who will never be able to finish their job. "We are so proud to be a part of this," he added.

The OSP Fallen Trooper Memorial is scheduled to be completed in October. They continue to accept donations for the project at www.OspMemorial.org. A Fallen Trooper Memorial Run will be held July 9, 2016, at Champoeg State Park. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/race/or/stpaul/ospfallentrooperrun.

A groundbreaking video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4YyD8z5z5w&feature=youtu.be


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Union Gospel Mission and CareOregon Partner to help homeless (Photo)
Union Gospel Mission - 06/20/16 3:06 PM
CareOregon Helps Mission's homeless guests
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Union Gospel Mission and CareOregon Partner to Help Homeless

Portland, Ore., - The bright orange colors of CareOregon's GoMobile table are hard to miss by the homeless guests coming to Union Gospel Mission for lunch, coffee, a snack or clothing. For the past year on the last two Tuesdays of the month, the Care Oregon Go Mobile team has helped Union Gospel Mission's homeless guests navigate what is for them a hopelessly complicated health system.

"We hold about a dozen GoMobile clinics a month at Union Gospel Mission and other downtown agencies that serve the homeless," said Tamara Pedrojetti, CareOregon community relations program manager. "So far, we've helped over 2,500 people gain Oregon Health Plan coverage through an OHP assister, which allows them to make dental, mental health and medical appointments. We've also helped them apply for a free SafeLink cellphone as part of a federal program, as well as access other health and social support services."

Navigating the health care system can be challenging for anyone, but even more so for someone who is struggling with the additional burdens of homelessness. CareOregon GoMobile helps any Medicaid or "dual eligible" (having both Medicaid and Medicare coverage) members navigate Oregon Health Plan and get all their health related questions answered at one time.

"We are so thankful for this partnership with CareOregon. Homelessness is overwhelming. It is a struggle for survival. The homeless know Union Gospel Mission as a safe place to get the basic needs of food and clothing met. Because of that trust and safety, CareOregon can come to the Mission and provide this important outreach," said Bill Russell, executive director of Union Gospel Mission.

"The GoMobile events have been really eye-opening," Pedrojetti adds. "When we reach out to help people access care, they feel like they matter -- that they belong to the community again. It is a first step out of homelessness. If they can address their health, mental health, dental and vision needs, it starts them on a path to finding a job and housing."

The Union Gospel Mission and CareOregon partnership began in June 2015. In addition to spending two afternoons each month on location in the Mission's homeless services department, CareOregon also provided outreach and services at Union Gospel Mission's Operation Overcoat street fair event last September.

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission's purpose is "Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor." Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless, and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery program for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.

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Pedal into the past with a Vancouver heritage tree bicycle tour June 23 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 06/20/16 2:56 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. - Pedal through historic downtown Vancouver while viewing some of our community's most celebrated trees during a special TreeTalk bike tour this Thursday, June 23.

Starting promptly at 6 p.m., City of Vancouver Urban Forestry staff will lead a four-mile guided bicycle tour of the City's notable heritage trees. The mostly flat ride begins and ends at Esther Short Park, 600 S.W. Columbia St.

As the riders wind their way through historic downtown Vancouver, the tour will stop at ten locations to admire trees that stand as a strong legacy, connecting our community to Vancouver's proud past. Along the way, riders will also be treated to a brief discussion of the historical and arboricultural significance of each tree, provided by Urban Forestry staff.

Participants are required to wear helmets and must obey all traffic laws. Space on the tour is limited to 20 participants to ensure a safe, fun ride and ability to learn about the trees. To ensure your place on the ride, register in advance by calling 360-487-8308 or emailing urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us.

This bicycle ride is part of TreeTalk, a series of free educational workshops presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry, a division of the Department of Public Works. The event is also listed among the Pedalpalooza festivities throughout the Metro region at www.shifttobikes.org.

The City of Vancouver has been recognized as a Tree City USA for its efforts to preserve and enhance the urban forest. Vancouver's Urban Forestry program helps residents select the appropriate trees for planting; provides education about proper tree care and tree benefits; and works to protect, preserve and restore the urban forest canopy, which in turn helps improve waterways, air and livability throughout the community. The program relies on the active support of the citizen Urban Forestry Commission, neighborhoods and countless volunteers.

For more information, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

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Attached Media Files: Heritage Tree Tour bicyclists on the Land Bridge next to Fort Vancouver
Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council Meeting at Oregon State Library, 6/29/16
Oregon State Library - 06/20/16 2:13 PM
The Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council will meet on June 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 103.

The Government Information and Library Services Advisory Council is established in the bylaws of the Oregon State Library Board to advise the staff of the Government Information and Library Services Program of the Oregon State Library. The Council will provide insight, consultation, and advice on strategies for better serving the information and research needs of Oregon state government agencies. The Council will also assist Government Information and Library Services staff in creating effective strategies and programs to inform state employees about services and to train state employees in the use of these services.

The following topics will be discussed at the meeting:

1) Welcome and introductions (5 mins) Margie Harrison
2) Discussion about the types of statistics we keep and report, and what statistics the Advisory Council would like for us to report (15 mins) Margie Harrison

3) Discussion about the Embedded Librarian initiative and input from the Advisory Council on ways to improve (15 mins ) Jerry Curry

4) Electronic Resources Roundup; new products, issues, news & information (15 mins.) Kate McGann

5) Report from the State Librarian (15 mins) MaryKay Dahlgreen

6) Staff Reports
a) Subscriptions Database InfoGuide (10 mins.) Margie Harrison
b) Oregon Documents Summit (5 mins.) Jey Wann
c) Bring Your Child to Work Day activities (10 mins) Claire Bolyard

7) Round Robin (15 min) (all)
a) Brief reports from council members about the work of their agencies

8) Adjournment
PF&R extinguishes early morning house fire in N Portland.
Portland Fire & Rescue - 06/20/16 12:27 PM
UPDATE

PF&R Fire Investigators have discovered the cause of this fire to be an "Unattended meat smoker left on back porch" -the total damage estimate is $150,000.

Safety message: PF&R would like to remind residents to never leave BBQ's or any type of outdoor cooking device unattended and always place in a area with plenty of space from any combustible material.


Portland Fire & Rescue was called to a residential fire at 9027 N Tyler Ave at 3:21 this morning. On arrival fire crews found active fire on one side of the structure. Fire was also found in the basement and in the knee walls of the attic. Crews worked to extinguish all fire and protect exposures around the building.

Updates and pictures will be added as they become available.
Portland Parks & Recreation water quality testing update
Portland Parks & Recreation - 06/20/16 12:19 PM
A brief media availability with Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté (uh-BAH-tay) will be held this afternoon:

Monday, June 20, 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.


Attached Media Files: 2016-06/1399/95429/Portland_Parks__and__Recreation_Water_Quality_Testing_update.pdf
Alcohol and Excessive Speed likely factors in weekend crash (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 06/20/16 12:07 PM
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Alcohol and speed are suspected factors in weekend crash that required fire crews from Forest Grove, Cornelius and Hillsboro to extricate the driver.

The single vehicle crash was called in at 1:37 am on 6/18/16 at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and "E" Street where a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by 25 y/o Baron Bryant of Beaverton failed to make the curve onto "E" Street, AKA State Hwy 8 from Pacific Avenue. The vehicle first struck the curb of a traffic island and rolled before striking a tree. It took crews over an hour to extricate the driver and single occupant from the badly damaged vehicle while paramedics with Metro West Ambulance and Life Flight provided care. A surgeon was flown to the scene by Life Flight that stood by in the event additional life saving procedures were required. Bryant is in serious condition at a Portland area trauma hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

Meanwhile Forest Grove officers had a busy weekend that included four other arrests for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Drunk driving crashes are on the increase with the warmer weather. The public is strongly encouraged to call 911 to report erratic and possibly impaired driving.

If summer plans including consuming alcohol or marijuana, we urge you do so with a designated driver.


Attached Media Files: Crash
Detectives Search for Suspects in Aloha Homicide (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/20/16 12:01 PM
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June 20, 2016--Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street that resulted in a man's death.

On June 20, 2016 at 8:37 a.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a shooting in the area of SW 167th and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found an adult male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound lying on SW Blanton Street. The first deputy that arrived at the scene attempted life saving measures until relieved by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There is no information to lead investigators to believe this was a random act. It is believed the victim was walking on SW Blanton Street when he was shot. It was reported the people responsible fled east bound on SW Blanton Street in a dark colored sedan. Detectives are continuing their search for the vehicle and suspect(s) involved in this shooting.

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit and the Oregon State Police Forensics are on scene and assisting with the investigation. Blanton Street will remain closed for the next several hours while the investigation continues.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact detectives at (503) 846-2500.


Attached Media Files: PDF Flier , Homicide Photo
Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies recover $110k stolen excavator after citizen sees report on the news. (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/20/16 11:57 AM
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Cowlitz County -- Kelso -- (Saturday June 18th) Cowlitz Sheriff Deputies recovered an excavator hours after the theft was reported on Portland News KPTV (Fox12). They also arrested a 56 year old Castle Rock man for theft of the excavator and the machine has since been returned to its owner.
The investigating began when a resident in the Lexington area called the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office and reported that there was an excavator near his home that looked like it was the same one that was reported as stolen and featured on KPTV.com news.
Cowlitz Deputy Sheriff Aguilar responded to the site and noticed that the ignition on the excavator was punched and the company logo had been scraped off with a wire brush. A check of the serial number confirmed the machine was stolen and that it was owned by Thompson Brothers excavating out of Ridgefield. The machine is a 2016 Link Belt model valued at $110.000.00.

Deputies learned the machine was brought there by a Castle Rock man, Dale E. Nease. When questioned, Nease had several different stories of how he got the machine. He sold it to his ex-father-in-law Dan W. Hatfield, 55 years of Milwaukee, Oregon on a contract. It does not appear that Hatfield knew the excavator was stolen.

Nease was arrested and booked in the jail for Theft 1st degree (Felony) and Trafficking Stolen Property (Felony. He is being held in the Cowlitz County jail on no bail. Contact the Cowlitz Superior Court for questions regarding court appearances.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Ness Aguilar at (360) 577-3092.


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MESD Board Executive Session 6-21-16 at 8:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 06/20/16 10:48 AM
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session directly after the Board Regular Session meeting at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(b): To consider the dismissal or discipline of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent who does not request an open hearing.
More Than $2 Million Flows to Oregon for Recovery Projects (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 06/20/16 10:12 AM
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SALEM, Ore. --The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that it has awarded Oregon more than $2 million as a portion of the FEMA Public Assistance program allocation for recovery from the severe winter storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides occurring December 6-23, 2015. This is one of several awards that are expected to be distributed as a result of the nearly month-long weather events.

FEMA's Public Assistance grants will go to more than 400 eligible projects in 14 counties covering Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill.

The Public Assistance program offers supplemental financial assistance on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities in designated counties. The program encourages protection of these facilities from future events by providing assistance for certain hazard mitigation measures.

Current estimate of eligible damage is approximately $40 million. FEMA reimburses 75 percent of eligible costs and makes grant awards to the state. Oregon manages the grant awards to applicants and is accountable for their use.

Of the current grants, approximately $1.2 million is being awarded for three large projects, and about $1 million for water and electric lines, equipment, roadway and trench repairs, and a host of other small projects. Reimbursements for costs of emergency measures taken during response to the storms throughout the 14 affected counties are also flowing to disaster recovery grant applicants.

"A $425,000 award went to Lake Oswego for replacement of a collapsed storm drain and repair of a 12-foot deep sinkhole, while another went to Columbia River People's Utility District for about $380,000," said Clint Fella, State Coordinating Officer for the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. "The electric cooperative in Columbia County sustained pole, line and other damage along 113 miles of 154 different roads during the weather event."

The Port of Brookings Harbor is also scheduled to receive $416,250 for sediment hauling and removal.

"This funding for Oregon's recovery marks a difference in the way we deliver assistance," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont. "It also points to the State of Oregon's hard work in this recovery process. They help determine project eligibility."

FEMA is implementing a new business model to deliver funding for public infrastructure recovery after a disaster. The new model does not represent a change in FEMA's mission or in what it does, but is intended to improve the quality and efficiency of the recovery process for communities affected by disasters.

The disaster declaration signed by President Obama on Feb. 17, 2016 made FEMA's Public Assistance recovery program available to declared counties. The state and FEMA have been working closely with local officials since Feb. 17 to identify damage, develop project costs and to deliver funding to assist in the recovery from the December, 2015 storms.

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OEM's mission is to lead statewide efforts to develop and enhance preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation capabilities to protect the lives, property and environment of the whole community.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


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Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 06/20/16 9:51 AM
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FEMA Awards Port of Brookings More Than $400K for Dredging (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 06/20/16 9:17 AM
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SALEM, OR -- Boaters at Port of Brookings in Curry County will be navigating deeper waters thanks to a $416,250 disaster recovery grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Damage to the harbor, the busiest recreational port in Oregon, resulted from severe weather of December 10, 2015. Soaking rains triggered heavy silt deposits shed by floodwaters from stream tributaries and a failed culvert. Thousands of cubic yards of materials settled on the harbor floor restricting boat access to the Ice House pier service area.

The federal grant will help pay for the dredging and hauling away of 9,325 cubic yards of sediment.

Federal disaster recovery funds for this event come through FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) Program. The program offers 75 percent--or $416,250 in this grant--of eligible costs for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. The remaining 25 percent will come from non-federal sources such as state or local governments. The PA program also encourages protection of damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for certain hazard mitigation measures.

"This arm of FEMA's disaster assistance focuses on public infrastructure--infrastructure that residents, communities and local governments depend upon in Oregon," said State Coordinating Officer Clint Fella of Oregon's Office of Emergency Management.

President Barak Obama signed a major disaster declaration Feb. 17, 2016, making federal dollars available to 14 Oregon counties to help them recover from severe storms of Dec. 6-23 that caused landslides, mudslides, flooding and more than 100 road closures. Eligible entities include local and state governments and agencies, and certain private nonprofit organizations.

FEMA leadership takes keen interest in Oregon's recovery; the state agreed to be the first implementation of a new Public Assistance Program delivery initiative intended to improve efficiency in delivering federal infrastructure dollars.

"Once FEMA funds are obligated for eligible projects, the state administers the program, but a robust partnership with Oregon has been in place since the disaster declaration," said Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont.

Counties included in the declaration are: Clatsop, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill.

Port of Brookings was also significantly damaged in 2011 by the tsunami resulting from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake off Japan's coast.


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OEM's mission is to lead statewide efforts to develop and enhance preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation capabilities to protect the lives, property and environment of the whole community.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


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Community Military Appreciation Committee's Heroes Night Celebration June 25 (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 06/20/16 8:57 AM
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The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will present the third annual Vancouver/SW WA Heroes Night celebration Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the East Vancouver Costco at 19610 SE 1st St. A car show starts at 4:30 PM, with Costco reopening from 6:30 to 9:00 PM for attendees. CMAC has organized this event, with help from its generous sponsor Columbia Credit Union, to honor our military veterans, police, firefighters and others on the "front lines" in protecting our community and country.

Opening remarks and introductions of this year's most honored heroes will be made by retired Army Colonel Larry J. Smith. Larry is also a former Vancouver City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem.

Proceeds from this event will benefit local heroes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about and meet local heroes from various veteran and active military organizations, firefighters, EMT's, members of area police departments, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Northwest "Battle Buddies" (trained service dogs) and their veteran companions. There will be food samples, coupons and FUN. Plus, Columbia Credit Union staff will be on hand to surprise unsuspecting shoppers with "Making Life Better" moments throughout the evening -- you could be selected to receive something special including a limited number of Costco Gift Memberships! The entire community is welcome.

A classic car show featuring Mustangs, Corvettes, and more, along with an adjacent food tent featuring cuisine from Corbett Fish House, Qdoba Mexican Grill and others will be on site. Other attractions include vintage military vehicles and the 40 et 8's "Loci".

CMAC is an all-inclusive organization representing a diverse cross-section of our community, including youth, education, active/reserve military, veterans groups, including representatives from state and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, "Our Community Salutes," and POW/MIA Day ceremonies, as well as recognition/support of military families of all services, including our Gold Star families. Learn more about CMAC at www.cmac11.com.


Attached Media Files: CMAC Heroes Night flyer
YWCA Clark County begins new volunteer training on July 6, 2016
YWCA Clark County - 06/20/16 8:53 AM
New volunteer applications are currently being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training cycle. YWCA Clark County volunteers are partners in our mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We are able to provide vital and life changing services because of our compassionate and dedicated volunteers.

The programs of YWCA Clark County offer opportunities for volunteers to support survivors of abuse, neglect, and oppression. Opportunities include providing advocacy and support to survivors of sexual assault, representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system, and supporting the safety and healing of families experiencing domestic violence.

YWCA is interested in expanding the number of volunteers with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Sexual Assault Program. In addition to providing comprehensive training, YWCA offers a chance to make a positive impact during a difficult time in someone's life.

"Being a CASA starts with a love of children," says volunteer Connie Finck. Connie swore in as a CASA in April of 2013, and in her first year as a CASA, served over 450 hours. The CASA program provided advocacy for 870 children during the 2013-14 year, with the support of 245 advocates.

Summer training for new volunteers will begin on July 6, 2016. To learn how to become a volunteer with either Sexual Assault Program or Clark County CASA, visit ywcaclarkcounty.org or contact Nichole Peppers at 360-906-9112 or npeppers@ywcaclarkcounty.org. Application and pre-training interview are required.



About YWCA Clark County
YWCA Clark County serves more than 11,800 people each year who are survivors of domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, and oppression, as well as youth in foster care and incarcerated women.
Interagency Wildland Firefighting School begins June 20 in Sweet Home (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 06/20/16 8:29 AM
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(Sweet Home, OR) For the 20th consecutive year, forestry officials from the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management are hosting an interagency fire school to prepare new firefighters for the rigors of fighting fire, both in Oregon's forests and in rural-urban interface areas.
Classes begin Monday, June 20, and continue through Friday.

This intensive training -- so essential to the safety and effectiveness of fire crews as they battle blazes during fire season -- is an opportunity for members of the media to observe and take video or photos of firefighting, initial attack, fire safety protocol and various tasks involved in fire suppression.

Co-Incident Commanders Shawn Sheldon, Deputy Fire Staff, U.S. Forest Service and BLM, Willamette National Forest; and Craig Pettinger, Unit Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry, Sweet Home; see fire school as an opportunity to train firefighters in both tactical skills and safety. Safety principles of fire training include wearing protective gear, safe use of tools, being on the lookout for hazards and maintaining proper spacing amongst workers.

"Fire School provides crucial education and training in wildland fire to new firefighters and gives career firefighters a chance to refresh their skills, explore leadership opportunities and come together as a team working towards a common goal," said Sheldon

"A nearby forest landowner, Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc., provides a new field site each year and we are very grateful," he added. "Field exercises greatly enhance the students' training experience -- working in smoke, hiking through uneven terrain and working closely with crew members to dig fireline are all things they'll experience this season as wildland firefighters."

More than 200 trainees from a variety of agencies across the state - including the Willamette, and Siuslaw National Forests, Bureau of Land Management, and Oregon Department of Forestry - will be in attendance this year. The interagency school takes place June 20 through Friday June 24 at Sweet Home High School, 1920 Long Street in Sweet Home.

Classes, then a field exercise
Trainees spend the first part of the week in a classroom setting. Classes include basic fire behavior, map and compass use, teamwork, safety, use of engines, tools and hose lays, fighting fire in the rural-urban interface and fire investigation. Students sleep in tents at the school and eat their meals communally, giving them a taste of a real fire camp.

"Safety is paramount in every aspect of wildland firefighting, and it begins with our training exercises," said Pettinger. "Working together in a training setting improves communications and builds effective relationships for the agencies to draw on during fire season."

The five-day course culminates in a live fire exercise. The June 24 exercise provides trainees with the final challenge: applying their newly acquired skills to suppress and mop-up a real fire.

For more information, please contact Public Information Officers Stefanie Gatchell, (541)367-3962, Dawn Sleight, (503)829-2216, or Joanie Schmidgall, (503) 569-2200.


Note to Media:
This opportunity offers access to both trainee and experienced firefighters as they prepare for the 2016 fire season. 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, gloves, hard hat, and boots with vibram soles. Protective equipment (excluding leather boots) may be available for media to borrow. Please contact Stefanie Gatchell to make arrangements.


Attached Media Files: The 5-day Fire School culminates in a live fire exercise
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 06/20/16 8:07 AM
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 6-27-2016 @ 6:00PM
via teleconference 1-888-824-5783 Ext.90095991# and via Blackboard Collaborate at http://tinyurl.com/BoardORVA
Rod Cook Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 06/20/16 7:13 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
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bhenry@nwaba.org

Rod Cook Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors

Vancouver, Washington--June 20th, 2016--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today Rod Cook has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors. Cook was the Owner and President of Alpine Auto Body for more than 35 years before selling the company in May, 2014 and retiring. Since that time, he has remained very active in the Clark County, WA community.

"I'm excited and privileged for this opportunity. Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is an innovative organization that is changing lives in our community, and I am excited to be a part of it. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to enhance and expand our mission and programs to improve the quality of life for individuals with visual impairments." said Cook.

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

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to more than 1,200 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

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

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Multi-Agency High Threat Drill to be Held at Canby High School
Canby Sch. Dist. - 06/20/16 7:00 AM
CANBY - Canby School District is participating in a multi-agency, high threat drill on June 22 and 23. Canby Fire and Canby Police will lead the drill.

This high threat drill will cover multiple scenarios, including a drill involving an active shooter at Canby High School. The district will work closely with police and fire to practice how to best protect our students in a worst case scenario. The drill also provides an opportunity for Canby School District to role-play emergency evacuation and communications procedures.

Canby Fire District has been planning this drill for months, and it is not in response to the tragedy in Orlando earlier this month. Regardless of timing, first responders in Canby know the importance of consistently preparing for the unthinkable. Above all else, this drill will test interoperability to ensure all agencies perform as expected under pressure.

"We have some new protocols in place, and we need to make sure they work and we work well together," said Division Chief of Community Risk Reduction, Todd Gary.

Canby School District Superintendent Trip Goodall believes drills like these are an important piece of student safety and security. "We're grateful for the opportunity to work with our local first responders in this capacity. It's critical for the district to practice alongside first responders in high threat scenarios to ensure we do all we can to keep our students and staff safe in a real emergency," said Superintendent Goodall.

Please advise the public that emergency responders and vehicles in and around Canby High School are part of this drill and there is no need for concern. The drill is from 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. on Wednesday, June 22 and again at 7 P.M. on Thursday, June 23. If you'd like to learn more about media staging and access, please contact Canby Fire Division Chief Todd Gary at 503-266-5851.

Canby High School is located at 721 SW 4th Avenue, Canby, OR 97013.
Red Cross Responds to N. Portland Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/20/16 6:20 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi-family fire at approximately 5:00am Monday morning. The fire occurred in the 9000 block of N.Tyler Avenue in Portland. The Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted 4 adults. 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.
Man Leaps off Bridge Attempting to Escape Deputies (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/20/16 5:22 AM
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Last night, around 7:15 pm deputies were dispatched to a theft from a vehicle at the North Fork Park, located at 24450 North Fork Rd SE. The victims of the theft were alerted by their car alarm and were able to see the suspect and his vehicle as it left the area.

The victims began to chase the suspect who was described as driving recklessly down the North Fork Road toward the city of Lyons. At one point during the chase it is believed the suspect fired multiple rounds from his vehicle at the victim's vehicle. After being shot at the victims stopped chasing the suspect, luckily the victims were not injured and their vehicle was not struck by any of the rounds fired.

A short time later, a Linn County deputy located the suspect vehicle in the Lyons area and again the suspect fled in his vehicle. The Linn County deputy pursued the vehicle back up the North Fork Road. The chase continued until deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and troopers with the Oregon State Police deployed spike strips which disabled the vehicle.

Once the suspect realized he could not drive any further he stopped his Ford Explorer on the Pioneer Road Bridge and leapt an estimated 30 feet into the Santiam River where he floated down river. Several hundred yards down river the suspect swam to shore and fled on foot. K9 teams from Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Salem Police Department tracked the suspect to a heavily wooded area where he was believed to be hiding. Due to the heavily wooded and steep terrain, the Sheriff's Office SWAT Team was called in to search the area.

Around 1:00 a.m., Forrest Frost, age 29, of Lyons surrendered to deputies peacefully. Mr. Frost is currently lodged in the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Attempted Assault I, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Theft II, Robbery 1, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Attempting to Elude the Police and menacing.

The Sheriff's Office would like to send a special thanks to our law enforcement partners at the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Salem Police Department.


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Sun. 06/19/16
PF&R and PPB work for over 7 hours to assist a person in distress on the I405 Fremont Bridge (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 06/19/16 10:26 PM
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Earlier today at 12:20 in the afternoon Portland Fire & Rescue along with Portland Police responded to a possible jumper on the Fremont Bridge upper deck.

PF&R sent multiple resources including rope rescue, rescue craft and fire boats to assist in the rescue of a person in distress on the bridge. After over 7 hours of negotiation and with much care the person was successfully removed from danger on the bridge. The bridge and all traffic were closed during this rescue. While this had an adverse impact on traffic in the area, the result was as intended with the person safely off the bridge.

If you or someone you know is in need of help contact the Multnomah Health Crisis Intervention Line at 503-988-4888.


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FBI Arrests Bandon Educational Assistant & Coach on Child Pornography Charges
FBI - Oregon - 06/19/16 9:32 PM
FBI Agents, with the assistance of the Coos County Sheriff's Office and Bandon Police Department, arrested Sean Jeffrey Haga, age 30, on 15 federal charges including possession of child pornography, production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

Haga is an educational assistant, basketball coach and track coach in the Bandon School District. At this time, there is no indication that Haga abused any child other than a relative. Any parents concerned about possible inappropriate contact between their child and Haga should call the Bandon Police Department. Outside of the law enforcement process, parents who have concerns relative to the school district should contact Superintendent Doug Ardiana.

Late on the evening of Friday, June 17th, an online user unknowingly contacted an undercover FBI task force officer and shared alleged child pornography. The FBI worked through the night to identify the owner of that particular online user ID, the location from which it was being used, and the identity of the resident at that location. Based on all of the information developed, FBI agents in the Medford Resident Agency were able to obtain search and arrest warrants on Saturday, June 18th. The arrest occurred at 7:45 p.m. that evening, and the arrest was without incident.

Haga will make his first court appearance at the U.S. District Courthouse in Medford on Monday, June 20th.

A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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***Update- Second Driver Arrested *** Speed Racing Suspected As Cause Of Crash That Killed McMinnville Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/19/16 1:35 PM
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Second Arrest made associated with fatal crash which occurred on May 4, 2016 in Yamhill County.

On June 19th, 2016, Jeremy G HOPPER II, age 24, of Amity was arrested and lodged at the Yamhill County Jail. He was lodged on the following charges:

Manslaughter In The First Degree Bail $150,000
-Assault In The First Degree Bail $ 150,000
-Assault In The Fourth Degree Bail: $ 5,000
-Reckless Driving Bail: $ 5,000


On Saturday June 18, 2016 the driver of the 2013 Silver Mitsubishi Lancer, identified as Andrew RD OLSEN, age 22, of Lafayette was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on the following charges stemming from the investigation into the crash that occurred on May 4, 2016.

ANDREW ROBERT DEAN OLSEN:
-Manslaughter In The First Degree Bail $150,000
-Assault In The First Degree Bail $ 150,000
-Assault In The Fourth Degree Bail: $ 5,000
-Reckless Driving Bail: $ 5,000

No further information is authorized for release.
End Release

Previous Release:
On May 4, 2016 at about 8:50 PM, OSP Troopers responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 99W near milepost 34 (north of McMinnville).

Initial investigation reveals that a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling northbound on Highway 99W when it lost control and spun across the paved center median and struck a southbound 2004 Honda Odyssey van nearly head-on.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, Jeremy G HOPPER, age 24, of McMinnville, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. HOPPER's passenger, Natasha FISHER, age 18, of McMinnville was transported by air ambulance to a Portland hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the Honda, Claudio MARTINEZ MARQUEZ, age 43, of McMinnville, was pronounced deceased at the scene. MARTINEZ MARQUEZ's passenger, Bonifacio MARTINEZ GARCIA, age 33, of McMinnville was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The operator of a Silver 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer remained at the scene after the crash.

Speed racing is being investigated as a factor in the cause of this crash. Anybody with information regarding this crash should call the Oregon State Police at 503-472-2184.

HWY 99W was closed for approximately 8 hours. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Police Department, Newberg Police Department, ODOT, and McMinnville Fire Department.


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Van stolen from wheelchair bound victim
Portland Police Bureau - 06/19/16 9:52 AM
Today, June 19, 2016, at 0218 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a stolen vehicle call in the 200 block of S.E. 160th Ave. Officers arrived and contacted the victim, a 51-year-old female who uses a wheelchair for mobility.

Officers learned that the victim's specialized van had been stolen. The van, a white, 2012 Honda Odyssey with a ramp and sticker on the back in blue letters saying, "Performance Mobility" (Lic. 580GWA). It is the victim's primary source of travel.

Officers have identified a possible suspect, who was seen taking the van. The suspect is described as a tall, skinny,male White, about 35 to 40 years-old. He was wearing a baseball cap.

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating this vehicle. If the vehicle is seen and is occupied please call 911. If it is unoccupied please call non-emergency at 503-823-3333.
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Through Monday June 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 06/19/16 9:22 AM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through 5:00 p.m. on Monday June 20, 2016.

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.

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PF&R Respond to Overnight Fire In SE Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 06/19/16 4:38 AM
PF&R crews responded to a residential fire just before 4 a.m. near SE 103rd and SE Boise Ave. When Engine 11 arrived on scene, a shed was found fully involved with flames starting to spread to the home. A neighboring shed and home were also being impacted by flames and heat in this neighborhood of closely situated homes.

While the fires outside were being extinguished, additional crews entered the home to make sure everyone was out and to look for interior spread of the fire. A small amount of fire had made its way into the attic above the attached garbage.

No injuries were reported with this fire. This resident will not be displaced by this fire.

A fire investigator is on scene working to determine a cause. There is no damage estimate at this time.
Sat. 06/18/16
Red Cross Responds to Salem Multi-family Fire.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/18/16 9:50 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a multi-family fire in Salem, Oregon. The fire occurred in the 4000 block of State St. The Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted 10 adults and 1 child displaced by the fire by providing 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.
Pursuit, crash, and Officer Involved Shooting being investigated
McMinnville Police Dept. - 06/18/16 7:45 PM
On June 18th, 2016 at about 1235 am, McMinnville Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 425 NE 3rd St, the Cabana Club. Responding units attempted to contact an involved subject who left the area in a blue Impala as a passenger. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit was initiated Westbound from the McMinnville Library to 2nd and Michelbook. Estimated speed of the pursued vehicle was 70 MPH as it approached 2nd and Michelbook, At 2nd and Michelbook, the vehicle crashed into an electrical box at the NW corner of the intersection and came to rest in the Newby School bus parking lot.

McMinnville Officers initiated a high-risk stop of the people in the vehicle and during this time one of the officers fired a single round into the crashed vehicle. No one was struck by the fired round. Due to the officer involved shooting, the Yamhill County Major Crimes Response Team (MCRT) was activated and is investigating the incident.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center with injuries sustained from the initial crash. He was later released from the hospital. Driver and passenger have been interviewed by investigators.

Further investigation is being completed by the MCRT. Any questions or requests for information will be handled through the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office at 503-434-7539 (corrected number)

The McMinnville Police Department is being assisted in this incident and investigation by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Newberg-Dundee PD, Oregon State Police, Yamhill County District Attorney's Office, and McMinnville Fire Department.
Man Loses Life After High Speed Crash On Interstate 5 -Marion County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/18/16 5:22 PM
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On June 18, 2016 at about 6:16AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a roll over crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 268 (south of Woodburn). This area of Interstate 5 is three lanes in each direction.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2012 Hyundai was traveling northbound in the slow lane at a high rate of speed (witnesses estimated over 100 mph). A northbound 2002 Honda Accord was traveling in the middle lane when it made a lane change to the slow lane and into the path of the Hyundai.

The Hyundai lost control, exited the highway and struck a bridge pillar. The driver, Brandon L HUBBELL, age 21, of Willamina, was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Honda, Matthew G VOGT, age 27, of Corvallis was not injured.

The slow lane was closed for over 5 hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Marion County Sheriff's Office

More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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Vancouver Police arrest protesters blocking train tracks
Vancouver Police Dept. - 06/18/16 12:49 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 18, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a group of protesters gathered at 9th St. and Daniels St. and then walked toward the Amtrak Station. They arrived at the train tracks in the area of W 11th/Lincoln Street around 10:00 a.m. and began sitting on the tracks in an attempt to block train traffic. Police officers from Burlington Northern Santa Fe issued trespass notifications to approximately 19 individuals who remained sitting on the tracks. Those individuals who have been issued a trespass notification and are continuing to trespass are now being arrested for Criminal Trespass II and will be taken to the Clark County Jail. Law enforcement Officers from Burlington Northern, the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Office responded with the goal to maintain safety, protect property and minimize the impact to the community and commerce.




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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.
Missing runaway teen (Photo)
Gladstone Police - 06/18/16 7:39 AM
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UPDATE:
Kayla Logan has been located safe and has been returned home.

The Gladstone Police are asking for the public's help in locating a runaway teen. Kayla Logan left home yesterday at about 4:00 pm and has not been seen since. Her cell phone has been turned off and cannot be traced. All indications are that Kayla left on her own with no extra clothing or other personal items. She is described as 5'4" tall, weighing 108 lbs and is 16 years old. She was last seen wearing a gray "Hello Kitty' stocking cap, a tank top with flannel shirt over it. Kayla's eye sight is very bad and always wears the black framed glasses. Kayla has long blonde, but it may have been changed. She may have a "long board" skate board with her. Kayla has a history of depression and self-harming behavior. The last information that was received by family was that Kayla may be going to Colorado with another runaway teen. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Gladstone Police Department.


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Fri. 06/17/16
***Update - Suspects Arrested*** OSP Seeking Public's Assistance With Elk Poaching Case - Columbia County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/17/16 8:15 PM
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On June 14, 2016 OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers from the Astoria, Saint Helens, and Portland offices followed up on an anonymous tip leading them to contact three subjects at two separate residences in northeast Portland.

While at the first residence, Troopers interviewed Esgar GARCIA, age 31, who admitted to shooting both bull elk while recreationally shooting near Scappoose. Troopers found several sets of deer antlers which GARCIA admitted were shot at night on the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA). Additionally, GARCIA admitted to shooting approximately other deer and two domestic cows on the SIWA that he had left to waste.

Troopers went to the second address, and interviewed Lionzo GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ, age 41, and a 16 year old regarding the incident. During the interview, the 16 year old juvenile admitted to shooting several times at the elk with an AR-15. All subjects were arrested for the following crimes:

Esgar GARCIA was arrested for:
Unlawful Take of Bull Elk: Closed Season x 2
Waste of Game Animal x 2
Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Lionzo GARCIA-RODRIGUEZ was arrested for:
Aiding in a Wildlife Violation: Unlawful Take of Bull Elk

16 year-old juvenile was arrested for:
Unlawful Take of Bull Elk: Closed Season
Waste of Game Animal

12 rifles, shotguns, and handguns were seized during the interviews, as well as the unlawfully taken deer antlers and two homemade sound suppressors. This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Previous Release:
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of two bull elk in Columbia County.

On the evening of May 29, 2016, OSP was notified of two dead bull elk in the area of Pittsburg Road near Baker Point (approximately 3 miles from Scappoose-Vernonia Highway). OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded and found two dead elk, determining they had been shot and left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk were most likely shot on or around Saturday, May 28th.

A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program and $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Columbia County Chapter.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Sergeant Joe Warwick through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.


Information on the TIP Reward Program:
The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program is sponsored by the Oregon Hunters Association. Rewards are paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.

Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters
Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.
$100 Game Fish
$100 Upland Birds
$200 Habitat
$250 Deer, Bear, Antelope, and Cougar
$500 Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose, and Mountain Goat

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)


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Two Killed In Separate Crashes In Southern Oregon (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 06/17/16 7:58 PM
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On June 17, 2016 at about 2:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 66 near milepost 10 (east of Ashland). Upon emergency crews arriving they found the driver of the vehicle had been ejected and was deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2000 Toyota coupe was traveling westbound on Highway 66 when it failed to negotiate a corner. The Honda left the roadway and traveled down a steep embankment where it rolled over. The driver, Lauryl J LOCKWOOD, age 27, of Ashland, was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The second crash occurred on June 17, 2016 at about 4PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 at milepost 62 (near Merlin). Upon crews arriving on scene they discovered a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu had been southbound on Interstate 5 when, for unknown reasons, left the roadway on a sweeping curve. The Chevrolet crossed an open grassy area, rolled over and struck a tree.

Emergency crews arrived and transported the driver to Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass where he died from his injuries. The driver was identified as Brandon AJ MAY, age 23, of Central Point.

Both crashes are still under investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Message from the Portland Muslim Community Police Council
Portland Police Bureau - 06/17/16 7:40 PM
The Portland Muslim Community Police Council was formed in March 2016 after recognizing the mutual need for the Muslim community and the police to engage with each other and work together. The council works to collaborate on the many complex socio-economic, political and cultural issues in relation to the American criminal justice system and community safety and security.

The council is made up religious leaders and community members as well as members of the Portland Police Bureau, ranging from police officer to assistant chief.

The goal of the council is to develop a long term community engagement program with the Muslim community and implement the program's mission throughout the Police Bureau.

By working together on these complex social justice issues, the council hopes to assist Portland's Muslim community members with their integration process, mitigate unnecessary difficulties and negative outcomes, and ensure the peace and stability of their families and community.

The council is asking the community to come together in these times of tragedy by supporting all community members and to understand that the actions of one individual do not reflect the beliefs of a culture and religion based on peace and love.

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Vancouver Police advise drivers of road closures and traffic congestion due to marathon
Vancouver Police Dept. - 06/17/16 6:40 PM
Vancouver, Wash. --On Sunday, June 19, 2016, Vancouver Police are advising that there will be several road closures or restricted access to areas in west Vancouver between the hours of 6:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. due to the Vancouver USA Marathon. Travel will be restricted/closed for the following areas:

- Eastbound on Mill Plain BL from I-5
- Southbound on Ft. Vancouver Way from McLoughlin Blvd.
- Officers' Row
- C ST to Franklin ST, from Mill Plain Blvd. to 6th St. (downtown corridor)
- Franklin St. from 8th St. to Mill Plain Blvd.
- Restricted travel out to Vancouver Lake and Frenchman's Bar
- The riverfront from downtown to Wintler Park
- Access to Pearson Air Field will be restricted

Police will be at certain barricades and intersections to monitor pedestrian and vehicle traffic as well as flaggers to assist with traffic control.

Drivers should exercise attentiveness and anticipate additional pedestrians, not including runners, in areas near the route of the marathon and can expect some traffic congestion on the west side of Vancouver.



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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.
Shooting Investigation Underway on Powell Boulevard - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 06/17/16 6:36 PM
On Friday June 17, 2016, at 5:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area of Southeast 118th Avenue and Powell Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the area, 9-1-1 callers reported vehicles speeding out of the area and that a possible victim was inside one of the vehicles.

Officers arrived in the area but did not locate any gunshot victims. A short time later, officers learned that a female victim arrived at Portland Adventist Medical Center for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time, the motive behind the shooting is not known.

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

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Bias Crimes Detectives Investigate a Fight on MAX Train in North Portland - No Arrests
Portland Police Bureau - 06/17/16 6:09 PM
On Friday June 17, 2016, at 12:40 p.m., Transit Police Division officers responded to the Overlook Transit Station on the report that someone had been assaulted on a MAX train and that an involved male subject got off the train and left the area.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a transgender person (identifies as male) who was suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers spoke with witnesses who told police that the two involved people were in an argument over the male subject's verbal use of an anti-gay slur as he was in a telephone conversation at the opposite end of the train from the transgender male. The argument became physical after the transgender male pushed and punched the male subject, who responded by punching the transgender male.

Officers obtained a description of the male subject who left the area and were able to catch up with him on the Interstate Bridge at Hayden Island, where he was taken into custody.

Bias Crimes detectives were notified and responded to continue the investigation. After speaking with the male subject, reviewing witness statements and reviewing surveillance video obtained from the MAX train, the male subject was released from custody pending further investigation.

Detectives will present the case the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect's perception of the victim's race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.

The Portland Police Bureau investigates all reported incidents of bias crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement.

If you have been the victim of a bias crime assault, immediately call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a bias crime, such as vandalism or graffiti, please call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

To learn more about bias crime investigations, please visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/423009

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Red Cross Assisting Two Adults Affected by Home Fire in Tigard, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/17/16 4:59 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region are assisting two people affected by a home fire that occurred today, June 17, in the 12000 block of SW 124th Avenue in Tigard, OR. The Red Cross is providing resources to help address the immediate basic needs of the two people affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the residents were alerted to the fire and had time to get out because there were working smoke alarms in the home.

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We advocate for emergency preparedness and offer 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.
Sheriff Warns of the Dangers with Replica Guns (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/17/16 4:34 PM
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June 17, 2016--The Washington County Sheriff's Office is concerned with a surge in incidents where replica guns are being used. These firearms are very realistic and cause significant danger to the community.

In the last four days, there have been three separate occasions where Sheriff's Deputies responded to 911 calls from the public reporting a person shooting or threatening to shoot a gun at or toward people. In all three occasions, very realistic replica guns were used (photos inset), all were pellet or BB guns.

Sheriff's Deputies are often forced into making split-second decisions about whether a gun is real. In a rapidly developing situation, a realistic looking replica gun can easily be identified as a real gun, with potentially tragic results. Fortunately, Sheriff's Deputies were able to resolve these three situations peacefully. In all three instances, it was not until close examination; Sheriff's Deputies were able to determine the guns were replicas. Two of the three incidents resulted in arrests.

The Sheriff's Office is also concerned about the public mistaking a replica gun for a real gun, and they may try to resolve the situation themselves. These situations could end with tragic results.

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett said, "We work hard every day to ensure that our interactions with the public are as safe and peaceful as possible. These dangerously realistic guns are being marketed as cool and trendy, when improperly used, the consequences could have catastrophic results."

While actual statistics are difficult to calculate, reports of deaths, injuries and close calls involving replica guns are becoming more common across the nation. Many of these incidents involved individuals using a replica gun to commit a crime.

Since 1989, federal law has required that replica guns be manufactured with a bright orange plug at the end of a non-shooting barrel or a body that's brightly colored. Airsoft guns are required to have an orange collar on the muzzle, transparent or neon-colored bodies. Sheriff's Deputies have often found these guns altered to remove the orange markings. Unfortunately, pellet and BB guns do not fall into this category.
Deputies caution the public to be wary of the possible repercussions of carrying or handling replica guns in public and ask parents not to allow their children to use these realistic looking guns.


Attached Media Files: PDF , Rifle Photo , AR15 and Handgun Photo
Classic Car Show to Debut at SummerFest Celebration on July 9
BCT - 06/17/16 4:25 PM
This year's SummerFest celebration in Oregon City (formerly known as the Backyard Bash) is scheduled for July 9, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM at 15223 S Henrici Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045.
The organizers are adding a Classic Car Show to the activity list this year from 10:00 AM -- 3:00 PM. Interested car enthusiasts must pre-register as the event is limited to only 35 entries. The entry fee is $15 and includes a complimentary dash plaque for each participant.
Awards will be given out at 2:30 PM in 10 categories: Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Wheels, Oldest Car, People's Choice, Best in Show, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Import, and Driver's Choice. The event will also host a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to fund a new community park in Beavercreek.
SummerFest features not only a new name and new car show, but also a new focus. Over the past 12 years this event has raised thousands of dollars to benefit various charities in Clackamas County. SummerFest will continue its contributions to the community by raising funds to build a community park in the Beavercreek area.
Event Details:
SUMMERFEST
Saturday, July 9, 2016
8:00 AM -- 6:00 PM
FREE Pancake Breakfast at 8 AM
Admission to event is FREE
Location: 15223 S Henrici Rd Oregon City, OR 97045

SummerFest Activities Include
FREE Mobile health screening, Bingo, Beer & Wine Garden, Food Court, Car Show, Raffles, Scavenger Hunt, Dime Toss, Cupcake Walk, Bounce Houses & Inflatables/Waterslide, Air Brush Tattoos, Trout Pond, Pie Eating Contest, local Artisans and Live Entertainment.

Classic Car Show is sponsored by Parkin Electric.
SummerFest Celebration to raise funds for new Beavercreek Park is scheduled for July 9
BCT - 06/17/16 4:21 PM
SummerFest celebration in Oregon City (formerly known as the Backyard Bash) is scheduled for July 9, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM at 15223 S Henrici Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045.
This popular event reboot features not only a new name, but also a new focus. Over the past 12 years the Backyard Bash has raised thousands of dollars to benefit various charities in Clackamas County. SummerFest will continue its contributions to the community by raising funds to build a community park in the Beavercreek area.
SummerFest is an exciting summertime family friendly event that will offer free admission, a Car Show, Kids Korner, free entertainment from Nate Botsford and The SlimJims, local Artisans, a beer and wine garden, and a free pancake breakfast. A voucher is required for entry into the Pancake breakfast and can be obtained free of charge at BCT (15223 S Henrici Rd) or at the Oregon City branch of Citizen's Bank (19245 Molalla Ave #1) from June 1st through July 8th.
Another new component for 2016 is the Oregon Lion's Club Mobile Health Screening van. They will provide vision, glaucoma, blood glucose and blood pressure screenings to any attendee free of charge.
Event Details:
SUMMERFEST
Saturday, July 9, 2016
8:00 AM -- 6:00 PM
FREE Pancake Breakfast at 8 AM
Admission to event is FREE
Location: 15223 S Henrici Rd Oregon City, OR 97045 SummerFest Activities Include
FREE Mobile health screening, Bingo, Beer & Wine Garden, Food Court, Car Show, Raffles, Scavenger Hunt, Dime Toss, Cupcake Walk, Bounce Houses & Inflatables/Waterslide, Air Brush Tattoos, Trout Pond, Pie Eating Contest, local Artisans and Live Entertainment.

SummerFest is sponsored by BCT, B&B Leasing, Citizen's Bank, and Haven's Corner.

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About BCT:
BCT began as a local phone provider in 1904. We pride ourselves in knowing members by name, as we strive to provide personalized and attentive customer service. Today, BCT provides Cable TV, Phone, Broadband and Mobile services to over 3,400 residents in the Beavercreek and Oregon City areas. For more information, please visit www.bctelco.com.
About B&B Leasing:
B&B Leasing started its journey in 1935 with nothing more than a pick-up truck. Today, it's a family-owned, family-oriented solid waste collection company with over 40 collection trucks and servicing over 22,000 families and businesses in the greater Clackamas County. For more information, please visit www.oregoncitygarbageco.com.
About Citizen's Bank:
Citizen's Bank is a locally owned premier community bank. Since 1957, we have committed ourselves to improving the communities in which we live, work and play. Today, we proudly provide comprehensive banking services to businesses and individuals in 13 Willamette Valley communities. For more information, please visit www.citizensebank.com.
About Haven's Corner:
At Haven's Corner we believe that every person deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and the highest levels of care. We routinely work hand in hand with mental health professionals, our resident's doctors and medical team, and family members to give their loved one the special understanding, patience and expertise they deserve. For more information, please visit www.havencorner.com.
Woodburn Police Seek Public's Help in Finding Vandals Responsible for Damage at Water Facility (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 06/17/16 4:19 PM
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The Woodburn Police Department is asking that anyone with information related to the vandalism that occurred at the Parr Road Water Treatment Facility, or the Centennial Park Concession Stand, contact them at 503-982-2345

Individuals are also encouraged to report information or contact Police via the Woodburn Police Department's free downloadable smartphone app.

During the night of June 16, 2016, two suspects engaged in significant vandalism at both the Centennial Park Concession Stand and the Parr Road Water Treatment Facility. Vandalism included significant damage to both equipment and facilities, both suspects attempted to conceal their identities.

Woodburn City officials are stressing that, although two suspects entered onto the grounds of the Parr Road Water Treatment Facility, the City's water system was not compromised and that Woodburn's water remains safe to drink.

The City of Woodburn is offering a $1,000 cash reward to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of these suspects. Our crime stoppers phone number is 503-981-3691 and the email is crimestoppers@ci.woodburn.or.us.


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Clackamas Emergency Service Foundation donates to Rowe Middle School Food for Success Program (Photo)
North Clackamas Sch. Dist. - 06/17/16 3:55 PM
John Blanton (Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation), Ever Garcia, Macy Gage, Fred Charlton (Clackamas Fire Chief)
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The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation has awarded a $4000 grant to Rowe Middle School's Food for Success Program. This is the second year that the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation has donated to the Rowe Middle School program. Student speakers Ever Garcia and Macy Gage received the $4000 check from John Blanton, Trustee for the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation, and Fred Charlton, Fire Chief.

"Rowe's Food for Success program provides our students with healthy snacks during the day so that they are able to engage in their classes. It also pays for school lunches when families cannot afford to pay. We are grateful for all of the support we have received to continue making this a successful program," said Greg Harris, principal at Rowe Middle School.

This year over $19,000 has been raised to fund these important programs. The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation joins other sponsors this year including the Linwood Neighborhood Association, Clackamas Rotary Club, Milwaukie Rotary Club, GracePointe Church, Lewelling Neighborhood Association, Hector Campbell Neighborhood Association, Historic Milwaukie Neighborhood Association, the Clackamas Service Center, Bob's Red Mill, the Oregon Food Bank and private donors.

For more information about this program or to make donations, please contact Evan King, school social worker, 503-353-5741, kingev@nclack.k12.or.us


Attached Media Files: John Blanton (Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation), Ever Garcia, Macy Gage, Fred Charlton (Clackamas Fire Chief)
Night construction planned on East Mill Plain Boulevard June 20-July 1
City of Vancouver - 06/17/16 3:00 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Night work is planned along East Mill Plain Boulevard, between North Lieser Road and Northeast 87th Avenue, from Monday, June 20 through Friday, July 1, to allow for installation of sewer main lines.

Construction will occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. to help reduce impacts to traffic in this busy commuter corridor.

The work is part of a City of Vancouver project to extend sanitary sewer to several residential properties in the area. Advanced Excavating Specialists (AES), LLC of Longview, Washington, is the City's contractor for this project.

During the sewer line installation, traffic on this portion of Mill Plain Boulevard is expected to be reduced to one lane in each direction. Travel will be shifted to either eastbound or westbound lanes, based upon where construction is taking place. Lane closures will also occur on a short stretch of Lieser Road, just south of Mill Plain, during this same time.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should go slow, use caution and be alert to warning and guide signs, narrowing lanes and construction equipment. If possible, please plan alternative routes to avoid the construction zone.

When the sewer line installation is complete, the pavement in this section of East Mill Plain Boulevard will be temporarily patched. Curb-to-curb overlay paving will occur during the summer in conjunction with the City's annual pavement management program.

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City of Beaverton Kicks Off Adopt-a-Roadway Program on Saturday (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 06/17/16 3:00 PM
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What: As part of the City of Beaverton's new Adopt-a-Roadway program, volunteers will be cleaning up portions of road around the Beaverton Activities Center

Where: Beaverton Activities Center, 12500 SW Allen Blvd

Volunteers will be cleaning from the Beaverton Activities Center west to Murray Blvd, east to Highway 217, north to Farmington Rd, and south to Denney Rd

Drivers and bicyclists: please use caution while commuting along these roads

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon

Why: Through the Beaverton Community Vision, people said they wanted more ways to improve the livability, beauty, and safety of local streets. The Adopt-a-Roadway program is an easy way to get involved and give back to the community

Photo op: Mayor Denny Doyle and city mascot, Billie the Beaver, will be present to help clean the roads with the more than nine volunteer groups

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Portland International Raceway Hosting Open House on Sunday, June 26 (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 06/17/16 2:42 PM
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PIR offering on-track opportunities, displays, pro drivers and more

(Portland, OR) --

Sunday, June 26, 2016 10am-4pm
PIR's diverse set of user groups & activities being showcased
Drive your own car around the PIR track!
General admission is free -- Opportunities to be on track available for a donation to Friends of PIR, a 501c3 organization
Former Indy Car drivers, Christian Fittipaldi and Parker Johnstone are special guests

Portland International Raceway (PIR) is hosting an Open House on Sunday, June 26 in conjunction with and benefitting the Friends of PIR organization. Admission is free to attendees and will spotlight the many PIR user groups and the diverse set of activities the venue offers to the residents of the Portland metro area and around the Northwest.

The public is welcome to meet and get photos with special guests including Christian Fittipaldi, two-time and current IMSA Prototype Driver's Champion and Indy Car veteran with Newman/Haas Racing. Fittipaldi is a huge fan of Portland and says he is very excited to be back to meet with neighbors and fans. Another former Indy Car driver, and Portland's own Parker Johnstone, will bring his 1995 Reynard -- the vehicle which won the very first Indy Car pole position for Honda's racing team.

On-track activities will bring added excitement to the day. Visitors to the Open House can take their own street car for two paced laps of PIR (for a donation to Friends of PIR of $20 per car). And for those wanting to get their pulse rates up, track rides are available in cars ranging from fast street cars, to exotic sports cars to full race cars, including 500 horsepower Porsches and stock cars. Donations start at $30 person and up depending on the car. Helmets and driving suits will be provided as needed.

"This is a day to celebrate all things PIR and have the chance to show off the venue's versatility", says PIR Track Manager E.C. Mueller. "We thank our user groups, supporting businesses and volunteers who all pitch in to make this possible."

Cars on display will include vintage and modern racing cars, true classics and both European and US vehicles. More information about the Open House is available at www.portlandraceway.com or by calling 503-823-7223.

"Portland International Raceway operates a marvelous array of diverse events which attract visitors from far and wide -- all without any General Fund tax dollars," notes Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "From traditional road races to the spectacular annual holiday lights at the track, PIR is a wonderful destination. I admire the traditions and the versatility of this distinctive Portland venue."

"The raceway is a unique and exciting part of the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) system, and in fact it is unique in the country," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "PIR generates hundreds of jobs in the area, bringing business to hotels, restaurants, the shops that cater to PIR users, from bicycle racers to runners to car builders, and generates millions of dollars each year to the regional economy. We are proud to have PIR in the Portland Parks & Recreation portfolio."

About Portland International Raceway
PIR is owned by the City of Portland and is managed within the Parks & Recreation Department. Beginning in 1961 "Portland's Fastest City Park" has hosted to a variety of events including road racing, motocross, car cruise-ins, drag racing, swap meets, bicycle racing and numerous foot relays and runs. PIR is an enterprise fund, meaning it receives zero City tax dollars while providing entertainment to approximately 350,000 combined visitors, participants and spectators of all ages each year.

About Friends of PIR
Friends of PIR is a 501(c3) nonprofit committed to the preservation and enhancement of Portland International Raceway (PIR) as a resource for those who use it, both participants and spectators alike; sustaining and expanding PIR's civic contribution as an institution in north Portland; providing guidance and support for the ongoing management of PIR in a manner that assures its ongoing value as a venue for motorsports and other diverse forms of recreation and entertainment.

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CORRECTION - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Overnight Shooting at Northeast Portland Motel (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/17/16 2:19 PM
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This incident occurred at 2:44 a.m., not p.m. as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Friday June 17, 2016, at 2:44 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire outside the Residence Inn Marriott Hotel, located at 1710 Northeast Multnomah Street. As officers were responding to the area, 9-1-1 callers reported that the suspects were leaving the area in multiple cars.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that approximately three dozen rounds were fired and that there were numerous bullet strikes to the side of the hotel.

Officers learned that a person who affiliates with a criminal street gang had been renting a room and that numerous people were partying in the room since the early afternoon. One round entered an unaffiliated hotel room and grazed a guest but did not penetrate the skin or cause any serious injury.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct further 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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UPDATE--Missing Endangered Man Found Safe
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/17/16 2:10 PM
UPDATE: Missing Man Found Safe

June 17, 2016, a concerned citizen called the Portland Police Bureau after seeing a news story about Mr. Lafferty being reported missing to report he was at a hotel. Portland Police confirmed it was Mr. Lafferty and that he was safe. The Sheriff's Office thanks the media and the alert public for spreading the news to quickly locate Mr. Lafferty.

Original release below:

Deputies Search for Missing Endangered Man

June 16, 2016 -- Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man that has been reported missing and is possibly in danger due to health issues.

Yesterday, Sheriff's Deputies were called to take a missing person report from the sister of William Eugene Lafferty (62 years old from Aloha.) Mr. Lafferty left the DePaul Treatment Center located at 1312 SW Washington St. in Portland on Monday. He had been receiving treatment for substance abuse. He has not been seen or heard from since then.

Mr. Lafferty's sister reported that he lives with their mother on SW Pheasant Dr. in Aloha. He has a severe alcohol and prescription-drug problem that may have induced his dementia. He is unable to care for himself and does not know his way home. He does not take any life sustaining medication. It is very unusual for Mr. Lafferty to be out of contact with his family for this length of time.

Mr. Lafferty is 5'8" tall 230 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. He was wearing a tan and blue plaid shirt and khaki pants when he left the treatment facility.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help with this case. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of William Lafferty, please call 503-629-0111.
Lowe's to team with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity on June 24 for Fruit Valley Neighborhood Revitalization
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 06/17/16 2:09 PM
Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers will be among more than 30 to join forces with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity on June 24 to revitalize a Vancouver neighborhood. Lowe's awarded Evergreen Habitat $62,450 grant to help complete the project.

With the help of Lowe's and Evergreen Habitat, the Fruit Valley Foundation, and Fruit Valley neighbors will be able to clean up their Community Center and turn it into a point of pride for the neighborhood. With Lowe's support, the Fruit Valley neighborhood will be able to paint both the interior and exterior of the building, clean up the grounds around the center, and install acoustic foam tiles to help reduce echo at community meetings and events. The repair work will take place from 8 am to 4 pm.

Evergreen Habitat and the Fruit Valley Foundation will also be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the day for the new Tool Lending Library built and stocked by Lowe's. The community will have an opportunity to hear from guest speakers, tour the tool shed, and enjoy a BBQ lunch. The celebration will take place at the location of the shed at 1908 West Fourth Plain Blvd (around the corner from the Community Center).

Lowe's awarded $1.5 million in grants to 19 Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country to support more than 400 community projects as part of Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization program, an effort to serve more families through community development partnerships. A national partner since 2003, Lowe's has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity and helped more than 5,500 families improve their living conditions.

WHEN: Friday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ribbon cutting at noon)

WHERE: 3200 Unander Ave. Vancouver, WA 98660

DIRECTIONS: From I-5, head west on Fourth Plain Blvd., turn right on Fruit Valley Rd, turn left on 31st, turn right on Unander.

The celebration will take place at the location of the shed at 1908 West Fourth Plain Blvd (around the corner from the Community Center).


INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Rick Parker, Store Manager of Lowe's of Vancouver #1632
Heather Cochrun, Community Outreach Coordinator of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Ashley Smith, future Habitat homeowner and current Fruit Valley neighbor
Linda Garcia, Community Outreach Coordinator of Fruit Valley Foundation and Fruit
Valley resident
Sen. Annette Cleveland, Washington State Senator and former Fruit Valley resident

About Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income, Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

About Lowe's in the Community
Lowe's, a FORTUNE(R) 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
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Update: Police Continue Search for Annastasia Hester's Murderer (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 06/17/16 1:46 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore. -- A week after Annastasia Hester was killed in her apartment, the East County Major Crimes Team continues working around the clock to identify her killer. Detectives are investigating hundreds of leads surrounding the circumstances of Hester's murder and continue to ask for the public's help.

Just after 3:00 a.m. on June 10, Hester called 911 to report she had been stabbed. She was rushed to an area hospital where she later died. Her death has been ruled a homicide by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. With the assistance of the Oregon State Police Forensic Unit, a significant amount of evidence was collected from Hester's apartment.

Multnomah County Search and Rescue volunteers have combed the Springwater Corridor as well as places of interest in southwest Gresham near Butler Road.

With Hester's killer still at large, police are asking the public to remain vigilant and keep doors and windows locked at night, especially as temperatures are projected to rise next week. At the same time, investigators do not believe there are any immediate threats to the general public.

Detectives would like to talk with anyone who was in the area of Powell Boulevard and Eastman Parkway around 3:00 a.m. on Friday June 10. They are also requesting contact from residents in the area who might have private surveillance systems. The specific areas of interest are the residential neighborhoods and businesses: south of the 7th Street Bridge; along Eastman Parkway from Powell Boulevard to Division Street; Powell Boulevard between 182nd Avenue and Hogan Drive; and Eastman Parkway from Division Street south along SW Towel Avenue to Butler Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719.


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Oregon announces preliminary health rate decisions
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 06/17/16 1:04 PM
Salem -- Beginning today, Oregon consumers can see the state's preliminary decisions for 2017 individual and small employer health insurance rates. The Department of Consumer and Business Services must approve any rates before they can be charged to policyholders.

These preliminary decisions will undergo continued review and discussion through public hearings being held in Salem and streamed online June 22-23. The public comment period also will remain open through Friday, June 24. There will be a dedicated public comment period during each public rate hearing. For a schedule of hearings and to submit comments online, visit www.oregonhealthrates.org.

Health insurance rates are an estimate of future expenses, including medical and prescription drug claims costs and administrative expenses. These estimates are based on historical data and forecasts of future trends.

The department reviews rates to ensure they are reasonable and actuarially sound -- meaning they are sufficient to cover costs so that health insurance companies can pay claims, but not excessive. After reviewing 2017 rate proposals, the department made a few adjustments, but concluded most rates were reasonable based on projected expenses for 2017.

In the individual market, the division's preliminary rate decisions range from an average rate increase of 9.8 percent to an average rate increase of 32 percent, depending on the insurance company. Under the preliminary decisions, Silver Standard Plan premiums for a 40-year-old in Portland would range from $312 to $442 a month.

In the small group market, the division's preliminary rate decisions range from an average rate decrease of 8.9 percent to an average rate increase of 17 percent. Silver Standard Plan premiums for a 40-year-old in Portland would range from $266 to $362 a month.

Click this link for company-specific information: http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/Insurance/news/Documents/2016/june172016-attachment.pdf

"Our preliminary decisions reflect some instances where we believe assumptions were not fully justified or not reasonable," said Laura Cali, insurance commissioner and administrator of the department's Division of Financial Regulation. "However, we generally see the need for rates to increase in order for insurers to be able to meet their obligations to policyholders."

Factors for the rate increases include:
State and federal "reinsurance" programs, designed to help insurers offset the risk of insuring more people who now have access to coverage, are ending in 2016.
Medical costs continue to rise, driven by increased utilization and advances in prescription drugs and medical technology.
Costs have exceeded premiums in recent years, so insurers have less capacity to absorb more losses.

"Health reform has provided access to insurance coverage for more Oregonians, which has been a positive for the health of our state," said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. "However, factors that have more to do with provider costs, such as prescription drugs and contracts with specialty providers like hospitals and dialysis centers, are increasing important factors that are not dealt with through insurance rate regulation."
Preliminary decision information for each carrier can be found at www.oregonhealthrates.org.

The proposed rates are for plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act for small businesses and individuals who buy their own coverage rather than getting it through an employer. Final decisions will be released July 1.

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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 dcbs.oregon.gov.
Demolition of Station 11 (Photo)
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Exterior demolition of Albany Fire Department Station 11 began today. Recycling and interior abatement has been ongoing for the past two weeks. Demolition and site clean up is expected to take approximately two weeks. Groat Brother's Inc. was awarded the demolition.

The bid process for the new Station 11 closes June 21, 2016 and an award will be made on July 13, 2016.


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VA Northwest Health Network announces new VA Portland Health Care System Director (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 06/17/16 12:09 PM
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael W. Fisher as the new Director of VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). Fisher will oversee delivery of health care to more than 95,000 Veterans with approximately 4,000 staff and an operating budget of $813 million.

"We are excited to bring Mr. Fisher on board as the new director of VAPORHCS," said Michael Murphy, Interim Network Director, VA Northwest Health Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20. "His strong leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the VISN, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve. His arrival date in Portland is scheduled for July 24"

Mr. Fisher currently serves as Director at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS), a position he has held since June 29, 2014. VALBHS is a Clinical Referral Level 1B facility with five community based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in the Southern California area. As Director at VALBHS, Mr. Fisher is responsible for the care and services of over 56,000 Veterans and oversees an operating budget of $500 million+ and 2600+ employees. Mr. Fisher sets the vision and strategic direction for the healthcare system by developing initiatives and tactics in alignment with VA national and regional priorities.

VAPORHCS consists of a tertiary care medical center located near downtown Portland, Ore. and the Vancouver Division, located near downtown Vancouver, Wash. VAPORHCS also operates ten additional community outpatient clinics across Oregon located in Warrenton, Bend, Salem, Fairview, Newport, Lincoln City, West Linn, Hillsboro and The Dalles, a Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) in downtown Portland. The main Portland medical center sits adjacent to its major academic affiliate, Oregon Health & Sciences University, and is part of VISN 20, which includes facilities in Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Oregon. The Portland Campus is a tertiary care, teaching, and research facility classified as a 1a complexity level facility, which, along with the Puget Sound Healthcare system in Seattle, Wash. acts one of two referral facilities for the entire Northwest Health Network, VISN 20.

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Second Suspect Arrested From Shooting - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 06/17/16 11:26 AM
On Wednesday June 15th, 2016, detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point arrested Robbie Shane CRUZ, age 32 of Grants Pass. CRUZ was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into a shooting that occurred On April 19th, 2016 at 8051 Holland Loop Road in Cave Junction. Detectives previously arrested Linzin Rooni Eshalom, age 33, from Arizona on multiple charges related to this incident. CRUZ was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges...

- Conspiracy to commit Burglary in the 1st Degree
- Conspiracy to commit robbery in the 1st Degree
- 2 Burglary in the 1st Degree
- 2 Robbery in the 1st Degree
- 2 Assault in the 2nd Degree
- 2 counts of attempted murder
- Assault in the 1st Degree
- Unlawful use/carrying a dangerous weapon

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and as such, no further information is being released at this time. Any questions should be forwarded to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Previous Release:

On April 19th, 2016, at approximately 10:30PM, OSP Troopers were dispatched to the report of a home invasion robbery at 8051 Holland Loop Road in Cave Junction. The report indicated one occupant of the residence was pistol whipped and shot by the suspect(s). The initial report indicated that there were four suspects who were dressed in black with masks covering their faces.

The resident at 8051 Holland Loop Rd was the victim to this incident. He was injured during the incident and was treated and released from Three Rivers Medical Center on April 20, 2016.

While OSP Troopers were on scene of the home invasion, Asante Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass reported a unidentified male had been transported and left at Three Rivers Hospital. The report indicated the unidentified male had been shot several times.

Detectives from the Oregon State Police Criminal Division responded to assist. The subsequent investigation has revealed the following information:

The unidentified male who was dropped off at Three Rivers Hospital was later identified as 32 year old, Linzin Rooni ESHALOM. ESHALOM was set to be discharged after a medical procedure on the evening of April 25th. Prior to that procedure, he self-discharged from the hospital with the assistance of his mother and sister. Linzin Rooni ESHALOM was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on April 26th. 2016 in connection with the incident.
TVF&R Crews Extinguish Two-alarm Residential Fire in Tigard
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 06/17/16 10:15 AM
Shortly before 3:30 a.m. today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to reports of a residential fire in the living room of a home on Southwest 124th Avenue in Tigard.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming out the front window and two people outside the residence, who suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation. Firefighter paramedics assessed the patients and began treating them at the scene. One patient was later transported to an area hospital for further treatment.

Due to concerns about nearby trees and brush, as well as the proximity of neighboring residences, the incident commander upgraded the call to a second alarm to bring additional firefighting resources to the scene.

Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control and keep it from spreading to nearby structures and vegetation. During a search, firefighters located three cats inside the home, two of which perished in the fire.

Because the residence had working smoke alarms, residents were alerted to the fire and had time to get out of the home.

A TVF&R investigator remains on scene to determine the cause of the early morning fire that heavily damaged the house.


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Northwest ELC Hub Governance Council Meeting
NW Regional ESD: Columbia Co. - 06/17/16 10:01 AM
Meeting Name: Northwest ELC Hub Governance Council Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time 11:00am To 1:00pm
Location: NWRESD Clatsop Service Center
OSBA Board members advance school priorities in U.S. Capitol (Photo)
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 06/17/16 9:58 AM
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Members of the OSBA Board visit with Sen. Jeff Merkley; from left to right: Dave Krumbein, Kris Howatt, Betty Reynolds, Sen. Jeff Merkley, LeeAnn Larsen, Executive Director Betsy Miller-Jones, Hank Perry, Don Cruise and Doug Nelson.
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Salem -- Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) Board members visited the U.S. Capitol this week to discuss educational priorities with Oregon's congressional delegation. On June 14, they urged Congress to uphold local governance and flexibility while implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, increase federal funding for Title I, and discuss long-term solutions to ensure that county timber payments continue to support public schools.

OSBA Board members who advocated these priorities on behalf of Oregon schools are: President Doug Nelson (High Desert ESD); President-elect Betty Reynolds (West Linn-Wilsonville SD); Vice President LeeAnn Larsen (Beaverton SD); Secretary-Treasurer Don Cruise (Philomath SD); Past President Dave Krumbein (Pendleton SD); Kris Howatt (Gresham-Barlow SD); and Hank Perry (Douglas ESD).

The OSBA delegation met with U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden.

OSBA Executive Director Betsy Miller-Jones praised the advocacy visits, which occurred in conjunction with the National School Boards Association's Advocacy Institute: "Our senators and representatives were very attentive to learning from school board leaders about the impacts of these federal policies and laws on Oregon students. It's a dialogue that we will continue as we jointly work to ensure success for every student," she said.

OSBA is a member services organization for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.


Attached Media Files: Members of the OSBA Board visit with Sen. Jeff Merkley; from left to right: Dave Krumbein, Kris Howatt, Betty Reynolds, Sen. Jeff Merkley, LeeAnn Larsen, Executive Director Betsy Miller-Jones, Hank Perry, Don Cruise and Doug Nelson.
CCC news (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 06/17/16 8:22 AM
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Please find attached the latest Clackamas Community College news.


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Three Oregon CAP members to receive national awards (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 06/17/16 8:18 AM
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Three members of the Oregon Wing of Civil Air Patrol are receiving national awards at the CAP National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., in August.

There are 52 Wings in CAP organized into eight CAP Regions. These award winners are considered the top in their specialty area in the nation for 2016.

Maj Bradley Naas will receive the Brig. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Officer of the Year Award. This award recognizes outstanding performance in aerospace education by CAP Aerospace Education Officers assigned to duties at the squadron, group, wing or region levels. Maj Naas, a retired shop/technology education schoolteacher, is the Oregon Wing Director of Aerospace Education. He is a member of the Columbia Composite Squadron which meets at the Portland Air National Guard Base. Educating youth and adults about aviation is one of the three major missions of Civil Air Patrol.

"Maj Naas enjoys seeing cadets getting sparked by aviation," said Lt Col Scott Maguire, Commander of the Columbia Squadron. "He teaches and encourages our cadets and helps the rest of our squadron members to do a better job of teaching the cadets."

Lt Col Rogers Walker will receive the Counter Drug Officer of the Year Award. CAP performs counter drug missions in accordance with public law, implementing Department of Defense and Air Force policies, directives and instructions. CAP, with concurrence with USAF, has established national agreements with federal law enforcement agencies to assist in locating illicit drug trafficking and growing activities. Lt Col Walker is the Oregon Wing Counter Drug officer. He is a member of the High Desert Squadron, based in Bend.

"Lt Col Walker is a mainstay in our Squadron - someone we can always count on and who is very good at whatever work he takes on, be it in the airplane or in the Incident Command Post," said Capt Mike Wissing, Commander of the High Desert Squadron. "I am thrilled that he has won this award and is being recognized for his incredible dedication to the Civil Air Patrol. He epitomizes all of our core values and is an indispensable asset."

Cadet 2nd Lt Simon J. Chuang is the 2016 Air Force Sergeant's Association NCO of the Year Award recipient. 2nd Lt Chuang is a member of the Aurora Composite Squadron, which meets at the Aurora State Airport. NCOs or non-commissioned officers are varying levels of sergeant and can serve as Flight Sergeants and other positions within a squadron. The selection process was based upon his numerous achievements within CAP and he received a favorable recommendation by his commanders. As this year's recipient, he and two guests will get free lodging and registration for the national convention. After he was nominated for this award, Cadet Chuang was promoted to an officer rank (2nd Lt) after serving in several NCO positions.

"Cadet Chuang is a living example of the Civil Air Patrol Core Values," said Capt Marc Minato, Commander of the Aurora Squadron. "He was an exemplary NCO in the Aurora Squadron, and a model of integrity."

These three recipients were named as the Officer of the Year in their specialty area at the state level and were selected from among all the recipients of the six states in the Pacific Region as the top person in the whole region in that specialty. The Oregon Wing is the only state in the Pacific Region to have three people receive this level of national recognition this year.

These awards will be presented on Aug. 13, 2016, at the event to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.

Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, by a group of aviation enthusiasts and private pilots who wanted to donate their time and aircraft to protect the nation's coastlines during World War II and to perform other critical civil defense missions.

CAP, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force's Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually.

Civil Air Patrol's 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.


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Sandy Woman Indicted For Fifteen Felony Counts Related to Embezzlement from Local Business
Sandy Police Dept. - 06/16/16 5:06 PM
Sandy Resident, Paula Lorraine Prosch (age 36), turned herself in for a warrant at the Clackamas County Jail on 06-15-2016 after being indicted by a Clackamas County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury indicted Prosch on fifteen (15) felony counts, including Theft in the 1st Degree (several counts), Identity Theft and Forgery in the 1st Degree (several counts).

On 10-08-2015 Sandy Police Department received a theft/embezzlement report from the owner(s) of a local Sandy Business where Prosch was employed as the bookkeeper. As a result of the report Sandy Police launched an investigation lead by the detective. A forensic accounting of the business' accounts was also conducted. The investigation discovered that Prosch stole a significant amount of money using different methods. To this date, none of the money has been recovered.

Due to the investigation and the serious charges against Prosch, Sandy Police would like to hear from anyone with pertinent information to the case regarding Prosch. We would also like to hear from anyone who may have also been victimized by Prosch. Please contact the Sandy Police Department tip line at (503)489-2195.
Water Testing in Kelso School District
Kelso Sch. Dist. - 06/16/16 5:05 PM
Kelso School District is committed to protecting student, teacher, and staff health. To that end, we recently performed sample water testing for lead at all of our schools, and the initial results were received today for three of our schools: Beacon Hill Elementary, Catlin Elementary and Wallace Elementary. We are expecting the remaining results to arrive over the next week and will share any concerns arising from those results.
Of the 50 tests performed at these three schools, seven (7) water sources tested above the Washington State Department of Health's trigger level for lead: one (1) at Beacon Hill, three (3) at Catlin, and three (3) at Wallace.
District Response
The Operations staff began immediately disconnecting the water at the identified sources with higher levels. Bottled water will be provided to students and staff in the effected locations for Friday, June 17th at Beacon Hill and Catlin and through July 24th at Wallace. Drinking fountains at these three schools will not be in use unless there is a confirmed test below the acceptable levels. This means that any drinking fountain not yet tested in these three schools will not be available for use until it has been cleared by testing.
We will begin re-testing the effected sources as recommended by the Department of Health testing protocols. Additional water sources will be sampled for testing within the next few weeks. This summer all drinking fountains and fixtures confirmed for higher levels will be replaced.
We understand parents and staff are concerned about the potential health impacts of lead in drinking water. In checking with our local and state health departments, we learned lead exposure risks from drinking water are generally low. However, because it is very difficult to predict health effects to a child based on information about lead in water, we encourage anyone with concerns about exposure to lead to contact their healthcare provider.
For more information about lead, its health impacts, and exposure prevention, visit the Washington State Department of Health web page on lead: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Contaminants/Lead
No Charges in April 15, 2016, Death of Jeffery Holly
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 06/16/16 5:04 PM
On Friday, April 15th, Keizer police investigated the stabbing death of 45 year old Jeffery Holly which occurred on Brooks Avenue in Keizer Oregon. The Keizer Police department conducted an extensive investigation, and after a thorough review the Marion County District Attorney's office has decided that the involved 16-year-old was justified in using deadly physical force against Holly. No criminal charges will be filed in connection with Holly's death.

As part of the investigation, police interviewed friends and family members of both the deceased and the youth, as well as neighbors who lived near the home on Brooks. They further uncovered prior police reports of prior contact at the residence, assessed the physical evidence at the scene of the incident, and engaged in an extensive interview with the involved youth.

The investigation revealed that Holly had been in a relationship with Marci Gindlesperger, the involved youth's mother, since 2014. Neighbors reported numerous calls to police because of domestic violence and fighting at the house between Holly and Gindlesperber. Police records verify repeated contact with the deceased at the Brooks address due to reports of domestic violence, the most recent of which occurring in February 2016, and resulted in the responding officer issuing a temporary emergency protective order against Holly. That order expired seven days later when Ms. Gindlesperger chose not to seek a restraining order from the Circuit Court. Gindlesperger, however, did tell Holly that he was not to be at the house on Brooks when she was not present.

Holly repeatedly made known his disdain for the involved youth. On multiple previous occasions, Holly told the involved youth as well as other people that he was going to kill the involved youth.

On April 15, 2016 at approximately 8:15 pm, an intoxicated Holly arrived at the Brooks address while the involved youth was home alone and Gindlesperger was at work. The involved youth sent messages to both Gindlesperger, and his sister telling them that Holly was intoxicated and at the house, and asking to be picked up from the Brooks address. Police dispatch records indicate that at about 8:40 PM, the involved youth's sister called 911 to report she was told Holly was at the Brooks address, that the involved youth was afraid of Holly, and that she believed there was a restraining order prohibiting Holly from having contact with the involved youth.

The involved youth told police he retreated into his bedroom, closed the door, and remained there while Holly repeatedly called him derogatory names and challenged him to come out of the room. Holly eventually forced his way into the involved youth's bedroom and began to put his hands on the involved youth. Holly proceeded to push the involved youth and told him that he better get used to the fact that he and Gindlesperger were going to be together. The involved youth, who was 5' 9" tall and weighed 116 pounds, was now blocked from leaving the small bedroom by Holly, who was 6'0" tall and weighed 200 pounds. The involved youth armed himself with a knife for protection and asked Holly to let him leave the house and wait to be picked up. Holly advanced again and was in close proximity to another one of the involved youth's knives which he kept on his dresser. The involved youth told police he believed that Holly was going to grab one of the knives. As Holly continued to advance on the involved youth, the involved youth stabbed Holly multiple times.

An autopsy conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office concluded that Holly was stabbed 7 times and he died as a result of those wounds

After Holly collapsed in the involved youth's bedroom, the involved youth ran to a neighbor's house asking for someone to come to the house and provide medical assistance to Holly. Police Dispatch records confirm a 911 call from the neighbor at 8:37 PM. When officers arrived at the Brooks address, the involved youth told responding officers that he had stabbed Holly. The involved youth was cooperative with police investigators and gave them a statement about what had occurred that night. The physical evidence at the scene was consistent with the involved youth's recitation of events.

Under Oregon Law, a person may use deadly force against another person if the person reasonably believes that a person is using or about to use unlawful deadly force against a person.
Local Lions Club Throws Birthday Party to Raise Funds for Eyeglasses
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 06/16/16 4:21 PM
Local Lions Club Throws Birthday Party to Raise Funds for Eyeglasses

St. Helens, OR (June 16, 2016) - On Monday, June 27th on activist Helen Keller's birthday, the St. Helens Lions Club will host a fundraiser/birthday party at the Burgerville in St. Helens. All proceeds support sight for people in need in the St. Helens community through the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation (OLSHF)'s LEAP Optical Lab.

The St. Helens Lions Club has helped 7 people in their local community get eyeglasses since February after joining the LEAP Optical Lab. The St. Helens Lions Club also helped screen over 1,200 students this past school year. They are hoping that the students that received vision screening along with their families will come to the birthday party and support the event.

The fundraiser will take place at Burgerville -- 715 S. Columbia River Hwy., St. Helens OR
97051 from 4pm to 8pm. Donations can be made the day of the event or sent to the St. Helens Lions Club -- PO Box 1359, St. Helens, OR 97051.

About OLSHF: Our mission is to screen, treat, save and restore sight and hearing for those in need. During the 2015-16 school year, over 180,000 students were screened statewide through our Mobile Health Screening Program. We also provide the gift of sight to people in developing countries with nearly 72,000 eyeglasses shipped and distributed through mission work.
Learn more at www.OLSHF.org.

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On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! (Photo)
Oregon State Library - 06/16/16 4:16 PM
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Contact: MaryKay Dahlgreen
State Librarian
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June 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

School is out for the summer! Research by Harris Cooper and his colleagues indicates, "At best, students showed little or no academic growth over summer. At worst, students lost one to three months of learning." How are you going to help your children remember what they learned last year so they're ready to level up when they go back to school?

Providing children access to books, allowing them to choose what they want to read, talking with them about what they are reading, and going to the library are four things you can do to help your children stay at the same reading level or improve their reading skills this summer (Kim, 2006). But don't forget, kids need a break from the rigors of school so make fun the priority of summer learning!

All public libraries in Oregon offer a free summer reading program. While the fun activities and reading challenges may be different at each library, they all have great books for kids to choose from and opportunities for kids to make new friends. Most libraries also have arts and crafts and STEM activities so kids can do fun thing to practice the skills they learned in school last year. Many libraries also bring in professional performers that put on free shows for families to enjoy together. Contact your local public library to find out what's going on in your community this summer (Oregon Library Directory, http://libdir.osl.state.or.us/).

The statewide summer reading program at local libraries is supported in part by the state general fund through the Ready to Read grant program and the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, both administered by the Oregon State Library.

References:
Cooper, H., Nye, B., Charlton, K., Lindsey, J., & Greathouse, S. (1996). The effects of summer vacation on achievement test scores: A narrative and meta-analytic review. Review of Educational Research, 66, 227-268.

Kim, J. (2009). How to Make Summer Reading Effective (National Summer Learning Association Research in Brief). Retrieved from http://summerlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HowToMakeSummerReadingEffective.pdf


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Linn Detectives Make Arrest in Child Porn Case (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 06/16/16 3:00 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on June 9, at approximately 7:15 a.m., his detectives served a search warrant at a residence on Ede Road, near Lebanon. As a result of the investigation detectives arrested Ronald Eugene Dial Jr, 48, for Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

The investigation leading to the search warrant and arrest began when the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a CyberTip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) concerning child pornography being emailed from an IP address in Linn County. Google had made the CyberTip report to NCMEC after one of Google's automated systems had detected child pornography being emailed using a Google Gmail account.

Dial, a registered sex offender, was arrested after thousands of digital pictures and movies depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct were located on digital devices possessed by him. Numerous electronic items were seized during the search warrant, and digital forensic analysis of those items is ongoing. During an interview with detectives, Dial admitted to using his Gmail account to send and receive child pornography.

Dial was lodged at the Linn County Jail and charged with Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office was assisted in this investigation by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, The Lewis County Sheriff's Office (WA), The Albany Police Department, and the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Trenary at 541-917-6665.


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Bail on Fugitive Extradited from Mexico Increased to $3 Million (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 06/16/16 2:54 PM
DeCleve bail increased to $3 million
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On June 16, 2016, Eric Francisco DeCleve, age 43 of Cancun, Mexico, appeared before a judge in the Lincoln County Circuit Court on his warrant arrest following his extradition from Mexico.
DeCleve faces multiple charges relating to his arrest in Newport in May 1997 for: two counts of Rape 1st Degree; two counts Rape 2nd Degree; four counts Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a Minor 1st and 2nd Degrees; two counts Sexual Abuse 1st Degree; Sexual Penetration 1st
Degree; and Sodomy 1st Degree.

The Judge raised his bail from $250,000 to $3 million.


Attached Media Files: DeCleve bail increased to $3 million
Ridgefield School District Receives Initial Water Screening Results
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 06/16/16 2:46 PM
June 16, 2016 -- Ridgefield, WA -- Today, the Ridgefield School District received the initial screening results for water samples that were taken on June 6. Test results are summarized in the table below:

Location Lead in Drinking Water (ppb)
Union Ridge A -- Nurse Bathroom 2.96
Union Ridge A -- Classroom 4 7.09
Union Ridge A -- Classroom 11 8.35
Union Ridge A -- Kitchen Hall 1.18
Union Ridge A -- Classroom 10 1.24
High School - Commons 3.81
High School -- Wood Shop 35.9
High School -- 100 Bldg Hall 8.14
High School -- 200 Bldg Hall 28.5
High School - Library 21.5
South Ridge -- Class Room 6 1.5
South Ridge -- Gymnasium 0.9
South Ridge -- Main Office 1.84
South Ridge -- SW Hallway 0.25
South Ridge -- SE Hallway 5.28
View Ridge - North Hallway 15
View Ridge -- Room #1 28.2
View Ridge -- Library 34.0
View Ridge -- South Hallway 12.7
View Ridge -- Office Hallway 6.17
Results in bold indicate an exceedance of the 15 parts per billion drinking water standard

The district contracted with Sterling Technologies, LLC to conduct the water testing. According to officials at Sterling Technologies, LLC, it is anticipated the official report will be complete and made available to the district on Monday, June 20.

The district will continue to keep the public and media informed as information becomes available.

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Jail news release
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 06/16/16 2:44 PM
On May 26th, 2016 staff at the Lincoln County Jail conducted an unscheduled "shakedown" of all cells within the facility. A "shakedown" is a term commonly used throughout Correctional facilities and in simpler terms means all cells, as well as inmates were searched. This process is very time consuming and requires the entire facility to be "locked down" for the majority of the day. They are unannounced, and designed to inspect for damage to the cells along with nuisance and illegal contraband. Nuisance contraband would be described as extra items not authorized such as excessive books or linens. These infractions usually result in "in house" sanctions such as loss of privileges, lock downs or small monetary fines. Illegal items could be homemade weapons or "shanks" and drugs but other items could fall into this category. Illegal items or damage to the cells will generally result in criminal charges.

These unannounced searches have proven effective in increasing safety to not only staff but to inmates as well.

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Prepared by:
James Kellenberger
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Corps seeks comments on Baker County permit application
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 06/16/16 2:19 PM
US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on a request by the Idaho Power Company to conduct work in Baker County, Oregon.

Public Notice NWP-2016-147 is available at
http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Notices/
Stranger Attempts to Lure 14-Year-Old Girl into Car in Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 06/16/16 2:16 PM
On Thursday June 16, 2016, at 11:41 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Floyd light Middle School, located at 10800 Southeast Washington Street, on the report that a student was reporting that a stranger tried to get her into a car.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke with the 14-year-old girl who told police that she was walking on Southeast 100th Avenue, between Main and Market Streets, when a car pulled up behind her and the driver yelled out for her to get into the car.

The victim told police that she did not know the man and that she reached for her cell phone and ran away, and that the driver pulled away and was last seen driving southbound on 100th Avenue.

The victim described the man as a clean-cut white male in his 40s, driving a dark gray sedan that was clean and in good shape.

The victim told police that the driver never got out of his car and never touched her.

The description of the man and the vehicle does not match any other known incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind parents to talk to their children about "stranger danger" to keep them safe.

Some excellent tips from the National Crime Prevention Council about stranger danger are available at https://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/strangers

If any residents in the area of this incident have residential surveillance cameras, investigators are asking them to check recordings for any possible images of the suspect.

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

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

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Tax Assistance Results in $2.8 Million in Refunds to Beaverton Area (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 06/16/16 2:09 PM
Caption: Site Manager, Mark Kramer (right), assists Odileson Diquant with his tax returns. This year, AARP Tax-Aide and CASH Oregon, along with the city, helped bring in close to $2.8 million in tax refunds to the Beaverton community. (photo/City of Beave
Caption: Site Manager, Mark Kramer (right), assists Odileson Diquant with his tax returns. This year, AARP Tax-Aide and CASH Oregon, along with the city, helped bring in close to $2.8 million in tax refunds to the Beaverton community. (photo/City of Beave
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton Tax Assistance Program, provided by the City of Beaverton, in partnership with AARP Tax-Aide and Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Oregon, resulted in close to $2.8 million in tax refunds to the Beaverton community.

More than 60 volunteers completed 2,291 tax returns between Feb. 2 and April 16, bringing $2,791,888 in federal refunds back to the Beaverton community. Tax returns were filed and prepared at the Beaverton Activities Center.

"It's free and convenient," said Odileson Diquant, who was a third-year visitor at the free tax assistance site.

Individuals and families that visited the tax site this year had an average adjusted gross income of $29,401 and received an average return of $1,759. The tax site assists these eligible individuals and families with receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with more than 430 taxpayers qualifying for the EITC this year.

"I see what good the tax assistance program does," said Karen Levelle, 14-year volunteer through AARP Tax-Aide. "We have people come back for years to have us help with their taxes."

CASH Oregon is continuing to offer free tax preparation at their Lloyd Center location (3rd Floor, suite 2010) for those that need to file late or amend a return through June. Visit www.cashoregon.org for limited dates and times.

Please remember that tax scams take many different forms. Regardless of whether you had your taxes prepared for you or did them yourself, stay vigilant against fake IRS phone calls and emails. The real IRS will never initiate contact with you by phone or email to ask for your personal or financial information, or call you to demand immediate payment. You can report tax scams to the IRS directly. Visit www.IRS.gov.

For additional information about the program, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/taxprep or contact CASH Oregon at 503-243-7765.

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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Caption: Site Manager, Mark Kramer (right), assists Odileson Diquant with his tax returns. This year, AARP Tax-Aide and CASH Oregon, along with the city, helped bring in close to $2.8 million in tax refunds to the Beaverton community.


Attached Media Files: Caption: Site Manager, Mark Kramer (right), assists Odileson Diquant with his tax returns. This year, AARP Tax-Aide and CASH Oregon, along with the city, helped bring in close to $2.8 million in tax refunds to the Beaverton community. (photo/City of Beave
Update- OIS - Bank Robbery Suspect Shooting -- Deputy Identified
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/16/16 1:44 PM
Update- OIS - Bank Robbery Suspect Shooting -- Deputy Identified

The Clark County Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the deputy involved in the bank robbery suspect shooting. Deputy Albin Boyse is an 18 year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Boyse is currently assigned duty as a School Resource Officer at Columbia River High School. Deputy Boyse is a member of the SW Washington SWAT team as a Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) and was recently credited with saving the life of a high school student that had collapsed at the school. Deputy Boyse remains on routine paid critical incident leave as the investigation continues.

No further information is being released at this time.


VANCOUVER BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 14th, 2016 10:59 AM
Vancouver, Wash. --The suspect in yesterday's bank robbery has been identified as Kenneth Allen Pointer, 43, of Portland. Mr. Pointer was transported to an area hospital following an officer involved shooting that occurred when he was located by law enforcement officers; he did not survive his injuries.

The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office will release further information related to manner and cause of death once those findings are available.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is continuing the officer involved shooting investigation and at this time there is no further information being released.

VANCOUVER BANK ROBBERY RESULTS IN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: June 13th, 2016 6:33 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On June 13, 2016, at approximately 1:59 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to an alarm call at the US Bank located at 1607 Main Street for the report of a robbery. A male suspect entered the bank and robbed it of an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing. The cash had a tracking device located in it and law enforcement officers from the Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and Washington State Patrol were able to track the vehicle as it traveled through the city limits of Vancouver and into Clark County. At approximately 14:16 in the area of NE 219th Street/NE 10th Avenue, a deputy from the Clark County Sheriff's Office was able to conduct a PIT maneuver on the suspect vehicle, in an attempt to stop the vehicle; the deputy also fired his weapon. The suspect was transported to an area hospital and his condition is unknown. No law enforcement personnel or citizens were injured during the incident.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating the officer involved shooting and the name of the deputy and is not being released at this time.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.
UPDATE #2 - Homicide Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Cully Neighborhood - One Person Detained (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/16/16 1:43 PM
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The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Shantina Turner. The Medical Examiner determined that she died of sharp force injuries.

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The homicide victim in last night's stabbing has been identified as a 29-year-old woman. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy today to determine the exact cause of death. Her name will be released after the autopsy is complete.

The suspect, 23-year-old Rinita Linelle Lowe, was arrested almost immediately after the incident. She ran from the scene, chased by club security, to a neighboring 7-Eleven Store. Inside the store, two North Precinct officers were getting coffee and arrested the suspect without incident.

Homicide detectives learned that the victim and suspect knew each other and were involved in an argument with each other inside the club prior to the stabbing.

Homicide detectives booked Lowe into the Multnomah County Jail this morning on charges of Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (two counts).

She'll be arraigned on Friday in Multnomah County Court.

This is the fourth homicide of 2016.

Anyone with additional info is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 11:36 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at Skinn Gentleman's Club, located at 4523 Northeast 60th Avenue.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and located the female victim suffering from traumatic injuries. Medical personnel responded but were unable to save the victim and she died at the scene.

One person that may have been involved has been detained by police near the scene.

Homicide detectives, Criminalists and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene to conduct an investigation.

No further updates are expected until late-Thursday morning and there is no apparent public safety risk at this time.

Traffic on Northeast 60th Avenue near Prescott Street may be affected for several hours due to this investigation.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is not responding to the scene.

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Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission to meet June 29 in Lebanon
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 06/16/16 1:41 PM
The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its third meeting of the year June 29 in Lebanon. Commissioners will gather from 8 a.m. to participate in work sessions and training at the Best Western Boulder Falls Conference Center, 505/605 Mullins Drive, Lebanon, Oregon. Commissioners will convene an executive session at 9:30 a.m. at the same location to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A public business meeting will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. at the same location. The agenda includes several information and action items from agency staff, including requests to:

Award recreation grants to Oregon communities.
Approval the "Agency Request Budget" for 2017-2019.
Remove the scenic bikeway designation from the Metolius Loops route in Central Oregon, and approve a designation for the Oregon Outback route in south central Oregon near Lakeview.

The agenda includes an action item recommending removal of the Metolius Loops Scenic Bikeway designation. The recommendation comes after a public review of the 5-year old route and is due to a conflict with pre-existing federal wild and scenic river management plan that limits promotional options for the area. The roads are still open to bicycling, but will not be promoted as part of the Oregon scenic bikeway system.

The draft agenda and all other materials will be online at http://bit.ly/june2016agenda by 5 p.m. Friday, June 17. People who plan to present testimony are requested to provide 15 copies of their statement to Commission Assistant Jen Busey at jen.busey@oregon.gov for distribution to the Commissioners before the meeting. Those needing special accommodations to attend should also contact Busey by email, or by calling 503-986-0719, at least three days in advance.

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission (www.oregon.gov/oprd/Pages/commission.aspx) promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules, and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.
UPDATE - Major Crash Team Investigating a Serious Injury Crash on Southeast Belmont Street (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/16/16 1:38 PM
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The motorcycle rider injured in last night's crash has been identified as 28-year-old Ian Michael White. He remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital suffering from multiple traumatic injuries.

The driver involved in the crash, 45-year-old Gregory James Hamilton, remained at the scene and was cooperative with investigators.

Crash investigators learned that Hamilton was driving westbound on Belmont in a 2010 Ford Escape when he began to turn left on 45th Avenue, striking White as he rode eastbound on his 1995 Honda CH8 Moped.

Hamilton did not display any signs of impairment and there were no indications of distracted driving.

The investigation is continuing and once complete it will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213, chris.johnson@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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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 9:33 p.m., East Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Southeast 45th Avenue and Belmont Street involving a driver in a car and a motorcycle rider.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the crash scene. The motorcycle rider, believed to be a male in his 30s, was unconscious and appeared to have traumatic injuries. He has been transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The involved driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with police. There is no indication of impairment upon an initial investigation.

The intersection is expected to be closed to all traffic for several hours as the Major Crash Team conducts an investigation.

No further information is expected to be released this evening.

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9s Kilo, Spencer, Vito, Nero, Marco and Grimm have received body armor (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/16/16 1:37 PM
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9s Kilo, Spencer, Vito, Nero, Marco and Grimm have received body armor. A photo of the dogs donning their vests is attached.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9s Kilo, Spencer, Vito, Nero, Marco and Grimm each received their bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.


The vests were sponsored by an anonymous sponsor and are embroidered with the sentiment "Proud to support one who serves and protects."

ABOUT VESTED INTEREST IN K9s, INC.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet- and stab-protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law-enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers.

Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,800 protective vests, in 49 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $1.6 million.

All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 -- $2,234, with a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at http://www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978.

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OR 18 ramp to OR 99W (McMinnville) to close for part of two nights for deck work
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 06/16/16 1:10 PM
The OR 18 eastbound connector ramp to OR 99W will close for parts of two nights on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 to put in new deck protection. The ramp will be closed from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on June 19 to do deck prep shot blasting. The ramp will then be closed the next night from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to put down the new deck surface.

The local detour for traveler both nights is W. McMinnville Bypass to E. McMinnville Bypass, to SE Stratus Ave. to SE Norton Lane where there is a light to go left in to McMinnville or turn right and continue to OR 99W north of McMinnville.

Travelers should plan on extra travel time while using the detour. The work is weather dependent.
Fugitive Captured in Mexico, Returned to Lincoln County After 19 Years (Photo)
Newport Police Dept. - 06/16/16 12:50 PM
Captured Fugitive DeCleve
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In April 1997, Newport Police Officers investigated a report that an 11 year-old female, and a 13 year-old female, had been sexually assaulted by Eric Francisco DeCleve, age 24 of Newport. During the investigation, it was learned that DeCleve had provided controlled substances to the two minors, and then assaulted them. DeCleve confessed to having sexually assaulted both minors. He was arrested on May 2, 1997 on two counts of Rape in the First Degree, two counts of Rape in the Second Degree, Delivery of a Controlled Substance to a Minor First and Second Degree, and Attempted Sodomy First Degree. He was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.

Shortly after his arrest, DeCleve posted bail and was released from jail. He then fled the country to avoid prosecution. After missing his arraignment in Lincoln County Circuit Court, a Full Extradition warrant was issued for DeCleve's arrest.

In 2004, NPD received information from U.S. Immigration that DeCleve may be living in Mexico near the U.S. border. DeCleve could not be located at that time.

In February 2016, while reviewing cold case DNA files, Newport Police Detectives determined DeCleve had never been arrested on the outstanding charges. Newport Police worked closely with the FBI to locate DeCleve, who was now living and working in Cancun, Mexico. The investigation determined DeCleve was working as a surfing instructor in Cancun, Mexico, living under the name Eric Victor Munhoven Navarro. The FBI worked with Mexican officials to capture and extradite DeCleve to the United States to stand trial.

On June 10, 2016 the Newport Police and FBI received word that DeCleve, now age 43, had been flown to San Francisco where he was arrested and held at the San Mateo County Jail.

On June 15, 2016 a Newport Police Detective and an FBI Special Agent flew to San Francisco to take custody of DeCleve. He was transported from San Francisco to Portland by plane, then from Portland to the Lincoln County Jail. He was lodged on the following Warrant charges: two counts Rape 1st Degree; Sexual Penetration 1st Degree; four counts Delivery of Controlled Substance to a Minor; Rape 2nd Degree; two counts Sexual Abuse 1st Degree; Sodomy 1st Degree. His bail was set at $250,000.

The Newport Police Tip Line is available at 541-574-5455, or Text-a-Tip at 541-270-1856.


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Fire at Eugene Mission Ruled Accidental
Eugene Springfield Fire Dept. - 06/16/16 12:49 PM
Investigators have determined improper management of oily rags led to early morning fire. Rags soiled with cooking oil were piled in a plastic container. Spontaneous combustion occurs as the oil breaks down and generates heat igniting the rags if the conditions are right. A proper rag management program includes a noncombustible container, such as a metal can, with a self closing lid and laundering separately using detergent and processes specific to the type of flammable or combustible liquid or oil used.

Properly functioning fire alarms and evacuation procedures were key factors in the safety of occupants and limiting damage sustained.
Ridgefield School District Hires Three Administrators (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 06/16/16 12:44 PM
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June 15, 2016 -- Ridgefield, WA -- The Ridgefield School District announces the hiring of three new administrators for the 2016-2017 school year: Courtney Margolin will serve as the Assistant Principal at Union Ridge Elementary, Tiffany Gould is the new Assistant Principal at South Ridge Elementary, and Michael Baskette is the district's Director of Special Education.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome qualified professionals to the Ridgefield School District," said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield's superintendent. "Courtney, Tiffany, and Michael bring a wealth of experience and fresh ideas to our district. They are committed to our pursuit of becoming the premier school system in the state of Washington."

Margolin began her career in Evergreen Public Schools, serving as a middle school English and History teacher for ten years. She currently works as an associate principal in the Longview School District. "I am excited to join the Ridgefield School District and become a Tater Tot. I look forward to working with the faculty and staff at Union Ridge," said Margolin.

Margolin holds bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational technology from City University.

Gould has worked in the Battle Ground Public Schools since 1995, serving in a variety of capacities. She began her career as a first and second-grade teacher and more recently was a reading and math intervention specialist. "I am thrilled to be joining the Ridgefield School District. As I have gotten to know many team members and learn more about the district, I have been impressed by the commitment to building strong relationships with families, businesses, and government services. I am looking forward to working with such a vibrant, talented group of school district and community members," Gould said.

A National Board Certified Teacher, Gould holds bachelor and master degrees from Washington State University -- Vancouver.

Baskette has 17 years of experience as a special education teacher in multiple program settings, including elementary, middle, and high school. He currently serves as a teacher and administrative intern at Captain Strong Primary School in the Battle Ground Public Schools. "This is a wonderful opportunity, and I am eager to begin engaging with students, staff, and parents to enhance special education offerings in the Ridgefield School District," said Baskette.

Baskette earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Georgia and completed his administrative certification program at Washington State University -- Vancouver.

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PF&R Responds to Natural Gas Incident at SE 45th and Hawthorne (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 06/16/16 12:27 PM
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At 8:22am today PF&R crews were dispatched to a gas incident at SE 45th and Hawthorne. Engine 9 (Sunnyside/Buckman)arrived first and found that construction crews had severed a 2" gas line in the sidewalk on SE 45th ave between Madison and Main. Due to the size of line affected and the possibility of gas escaping into nearby homes, fire crews evacuated those closest to the break. Traffic was shut down in the area and neighbors were instructed to close all doors and windows to prevent the gas from being blown into their homes, where this gas poses the greatest risk.
NW Natural crews arrived minutes later and were able to devise a shut off plan and execute it without any incident. The leak is currently contained and traffic has returned to normal on Hawthorne.

Our friends at NW Natural Gas have asked us to pass along the following safety message:

"NW Natural reminds you to call 811 before you dig. Calling 811 two business days before starting a project to locate underground utilities is not only the safe thing to do, it's the law. Unfortunately, the majority of pipeline damage is due to homeowner or contractor digging without the proper locates done in advance." NW Natural


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Over 250 Vehicles at 5th Annual Cruise-In Benefiting Homeless Veterans | Beaverton, July 9
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 06/16/16 11:00 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.
Man Falls Asleep While Driving, Wakes Up Upside Down (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 06/16/16 10:52 AM
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GRESHAM, Ore.--An early morning, single vehicle crash serves as a stark reminder that driving while tired is dangerous. Thankfully Gresham resident Johnathon Garrard, 27, was not seriously injured when he fell asleep and veered off the roadway in the 1200 block of SE Kane Dr., landing upside down in the gravel parking lot of White's Country Meats.

Police and fire personnel responded to the crash at 5:06 a.m. and found Garrard trapped inside his 2002 Hyundai Elantra. Firefighters were able to quickly free him. Garrard reported having worked an extra shift and was headed home at the time of the crash. Police say he did not show any other signs of impairment.

The Gresham Police Department wants to remind everyone that driving while tired can be as dangerous as being alcohol or drug impaired. It is better to find a safe place to pull over and sleep in your car than risk falling asleep behind the wheel of a moving two-ton battering ram.

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Gresham Man Arrested for Alleged Sex Abuse Aboard an Aircraft
FBI - Oregon - 06/16/16 10:48 AM
On the night of Wednesday, June 15, 2016, FBI Agents made a probable cause arrest of Chad Cameron Camp, age 26, on one federal count of abusive sexual contact. Port of Portland officers had detained Camp as he arrived on a flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth earlier in the evening, and they continue to assist with the investigation.

Camp was seated on the plane next to a 13-year-old child who was flying unaccompanied. Shortly after take-off, a witness says she saw Camp touching the child inappropriately. The flight crew immediately moved Camp away from the child, and the airline requested a law enforcement response upon landing.

Camp is expected to have an initial appearance at 1:30 pm today in U.S. District Court in Portland.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Major Crimes Detectives Investigating assault
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/16/16 10:46 AM
At approximately 06:39 Hrs. today Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported severely injured person at a residence off Etna Road near the Cedar Creek recreation boat ramp, east of Woodland, WA. The injured individual, an adult male, approximately 33 years of age, made contact with a nearby home owner, claiming that he had been assaulted. It doesn't appear that the victim lives in the immediate area. The injured man was treated and transported via ambulance to Vancouver Peace Health SWMC. The extent of his injuries and current condition is unknown. Due to the circumstances and severity of the apparent assault, detectives with the Clark County Major Crimes Unit are conducting this investigation. The name of the injured individual is not being released at this time. No additional information is being released at this time.
Oregon City Police Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
Oregon City Police Dept. - 06/16/16 10:38 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (June 16, 2016): The Oregon City Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Operation on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. This operation will be held on Molalla Ave at Pleasant Ave in Oregon City and last until 3:00 pm.

The primary focus of this operation is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. The Oregon City Police Department hopes to raise awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of the pedestrian right away laws, using a decoy pedestrian. Warning signs will be posted prior to entering the pedestrian safety operation zone.

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

The members of the Oregon City Police Department are dedicated to enhancing the safety of both citizens and guests of the city. Funding for the pedestrian safety operation is made possible through a grant from Oregon Impact.
Residents will learn impacts of proposed new FEMA flood maps at open house
City of Gresham - 06/16/16 10:00 AM
GRESHAM, OR. -- Draft flood map revisions to the City of Gresham and nearby Lower Columbia Sandy Watershed and the impact on property owners will be discussed during a June 27 open house from 6-8 p.m. at the Gresham City Hall Conference Center, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100-year floodplain, which has a one percent chance of flooding in any year. The revised flood insurance rate maps cover properties along the Sandy River and local creeks and will help community officials and local residents identify flood risks. When adopted, the maps will guide flood insurance, land use and development decisions.

The City of Gresham encourages property owners to examine the preliminary maps, attend the June 27 open house and ask questions about how revisions could affect them. Preliminary maps can be reviewed digitally at www.GreshamOregon.gov/Maps or in person at Gresham City Hall's planning counter located at 1333 NW Eastman Parkway in Gresham.

Flooding is the nation's most common and most expensive natural disaster. According to national statistics, homes inside high-risk flood areas have a 26 percent chance of being damaged by flooding over the life of a 30-year mortgage, compared with a nine percent chance of sustaining fire damage.

More information on flooding and flood safety is available at www.ready.gov/floods/. To learn more about federal flood insurance, visit www.floodsmart.gov.
UPDATE: Plea, treatment deal reached in Jan. 18 SWAT standoff
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/16/16 9:41 AM
UPDATE (Thursday, June 16, 2016) -- PLEA, TREATMENT DEAL REACHED IN JAN. 18 SWAT STANDOFF

The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office has reached a plea agreement with Mukunda Moriary Moss in a Jan. 18 SWAT standoff in Wilsonville.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Mr. Moss pled guilty to one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will receive 36 months of probation, 10 days in jail, and 200 hours of community service. He will also receive mandatory counseling and mental-health care.

Wilsonville PD wishes Mr. Moss success in his probation and treatment.

The original news release on the Jan. 18 incident follows.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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REMINDER TO MEDIA -- PAGER DISCONTINUED: We have discontinued our Public Information Unit pager. All media outlets needing to contact our PIO can now send an email to SheriffPIO@clackamas.us
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EARLIER NEWS RELEASE (January 18, 2016, 5:13 p.m.) -- Armed barricaded man surrenders to SWAT following traffic stop, standoff

On Monday January 18, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. a Wilsonville Police officer attempted to stop a car for a speeding violation. The vehicle was traveling 46 mph in a residential 25 mph zone.

The speeding vehicle continued at a slow speed, making several turns, but did not yield to the police vehicle.

For about a quarter of a mile, the officer followed the vehicle with lights and siren. The vehicle then stopped in front of a residence on SW San Remo Ave in Wilsonville.

The driver got out of the vehicle and refused to comply with commands from the officer.

There were two passengers in the vehicle, both females -- one adult and one juvenile. The male yelled at the female juvenile to get in the house, which she did. The adult female left the scene. The male also entered the house.

As more units arrived, they surrounded the house and attempted to contact the male and have him come out.

The male appeared from a second-story window -- and had a handgun in his hand.

At this time, the officers called for more units to assist in securing the location and evacuating nearby residences. They made contact with the juvenile, who was in the house, and got her out safely. Authorities learned the male was the juvenile's father, and was in the house alone.

Clackamas County SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team were called to assist.

As SWAT teams surrounded the residence, negotiators called into the residence. Negotiators talked the male into surrender peacefully. He walked out of his house and surrendered without any further confrontation. He was taken into custody at 3:45 p.m.

The male was identified as Mukunda Moriary Moss, 41 years old, of Wilsonville. He was transported to a local area hospital to be evaluated.

Mr. Moss will be charged with attempt to elude felony and misdemeanor, other charges may be added.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Honors Community Leader by Naming New 10 Home Subdivision 'McKibbin Commons' (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 06/16/16 9:37 AM
John McKibbin accepting the Ray Johnson award at Habitat's annual benefit breakfast in 2013
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[VANCOUVER, Wa.] (June 16, 2016) -- Evergreen Habitat for Humanity announces the naming of new 10 home subdivision off Middle Way after founding board member and community leader, John McKibbin.

John McKibbin played an integral role in laying the foundation for Habitat's work through his dedication and compassion for enhancing our community. He wanted to see solutions for his neighbors and friends who were faced with incredible challenges and worked to make Vancouver a stronger and more vibrant place to live. John not only believed in this vision for our community, but lived his life in a way that illustrated it every day. As a teacher, a developer, and a public servant, he spent his career crossing sectors to build and support his beloved home of Clark County.

That is why Habitat is proud to announce that in honor of John McKibbin, Habitat will be naming their new 10 home subdivision on Middle Way "McKibbin Commons" to celebrate his legacy and the work he did to lay the foundation of their organization.

Join Habitat as they host a Ground Breaking Ceremony to celebrate the naming of the new project and to kick off the start of home construction. We'll be celebrating the start of home construction for ten families in need in our community and honoring the work of John McKibbin.

What: Ground Breaking Ceremony
When: Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Middle Way at 76th Court

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759.
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Science on Tap Portland - Every Brain Needs Music: Neuroscience, Performance, and Song
Via Productions - 06/16/16 9:12 AM
SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT AT THE ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE!

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: Doors at 6:30 p.m. event at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Ore.
Cost: $15 per ticket. Buy Online or in person at the Alberta Rose box office
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, hand pies, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available

Music not only soothes the soul, but it can enhance the brain as well. At this special Friday night Science on Tap, explore the origins of music, why humans enjoy making and listening to music, and how the brain behaves when we create music. Also, learn how music practice might improve brain development and prevent or limit the effects of aging and brain injury. In this multi-media presentation, Dr. Larry Sherman, an OHSU neuroscientist and accomplished pianist who studies normal brain development and neurodegenerative diseases, will combine musical performance, thought-provoking data, and lively discussion. Dr. Sherman is a Professor and Senior Scientist of Neuroscience at OHSU and President of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

For more information on Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.
Oregon Lottery Receives National Financial Reporting Award
Oregon Lottery - 06/16/16 9:01 AM
For the eighth consecutive year, the Oregon Lottery has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

The award is presented each year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The Oregon Lottery received the award for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

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.

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Oregon Army National Guard general to retire in ceremony (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 06/16/16 9:00 AM
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SALEM, Oregon -- The Oregon Army National Guard will host a retirement ceremony in honor of Brig. Gen. Todd A. Plimpton scheduled for June 17 at 3:00 p.m., at the Anderson Readiness Center, located at 3225 State Street, in Salem, Oregon.

Plimpton most recently served as the commander of the Oregon Army National Guard (Land Component Command), which oversees all Army operations for the State of Oregon and is responsible for more than 6,000 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers. Brig. Gen. William Edwards succeeded Plimpton and assumed command of the Oregon Army National Guard in a change of command ceremony, April 3, 2016, at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon.

"Todd has a long and distinguished career as a Citizen-Soldier and we wish him the very best in his retirement," said Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon.

Plimpton began his 33-year military career in 1983 when he enlisted in the Nevada Army National Guard. He served as an enlisted member in the 422nd Signal Battalion, where he became the assistant operations officer after receiving his commission through the Officer Candidate School at the Nevada Military Academy in 1986. The following year, he transferred to the Oregon Army National Guard, where he has served in a number of leadership positions over the span of his career.

Plimpton served as a weapons platoon leader and reconnaissance platoon leader for D Company, 1st Battalion, 249th Infantry Regiment. He was the Aide-de-Camp for the 82nd Brigade commander. He held several company-level commands including, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment; E Company and then D Company, 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment.

Plimpton served as logistics officer, operations officer and then executive officer for the 1-186th Infantry Battalion. During his time in the battalion, he deployed to Sinai, Egypt, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002-2003. Upon his return from Sinai, he became the battalion commander. During his time as commander, the battalion deployed a significant number of Soldiers to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He deployed with the battalion to Louisiana in support of Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief efforts in 2005.

In 2006, Plimpton took command of Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Oregon. In 2008, he deployed again in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the commander of Afghan Regional Security Integration Command in Kabul, Afghanistan. Plimpton served as the strategic planner for Joint Force Headquarters before taking command of 82nd Brigade (Troop Command) in 2009. He then became the Assistant Adjutant General -- Army before taking command of the Oregon Army National Guard in 2013.

Plimpton's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster, among many other federal and state awards. He was also awarded the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.

In his civilian career, Plimpton is a partner with the law firm of Belanger & Plimpton, in Lovelock, Nevada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Nevada in 1987. He holds a Master's in Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University. He also completed a Masters of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College.

He is a member several professional associations, including Military Officers Association of America; National Guard Association of the United States; Oregon National Guard Officer Association; American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus; Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America; and Lovelock Lions Club.

Plimpton and his wife, Jill, currently reside in Lovelock, Nevada, and they have four children together; Eric, Ben, Scott and Katie.

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141111-Z-PL993-045: Brig. Gen. Todd Plimpton, commander of the Oregon Army National Guard, speaks to an audience of more than 100 fellow Veterans from all eras, family members and guests at an event hosted by the Beaverton American Legion Post 124 in Beaverton, Ore., Nov. 11, 2014. (Photo by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

160403-Z-OT568-022: Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel (left), Adjutant General, Oregon, presents Brig. Gen. Todd Plimpton with the Oregon Distinguished Service Award in a ceremony, April 3, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon, for his service as the Land Component Commander for the Oregon Army National Guard. Plimpton is scheduled to retire following a 33-year military career. In his civilian career, he is a partner with the law firm of Belanger & Plimpton, in Lovelock, Nevada. (Oregon Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs)

160403-Z-OT568-031: Brig. Gen. Todd Plimpton speaks to an audience as he relinquishes command of the Oregon Army National Guard (Land Component) in a ceremony, April 3, at Camp Withycombe, in Clackamas, Oregon. Plimpton is scheduled to retire following a 33-year military career. In his civilian career, he is a partner with the law firm of Belanger & Plimpton, in Lovelock, Nevada. (Oregon Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs)


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Washington County Invites Proposals for Small Road Improvements
City of Beaverton - 06/16/16 8:23 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The public is invited to propose roadways in the Washington County area for small-scale improvements through the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation. Currently, 12 percent of Beaverton's roads are county-owned and maintained (based off of total centerline road mileage).

Proposed improvements must address safety or connectivity issues on a county road. To submit a proposal, review the county's map of identified small road improvement candidates. To propose a new roadway, submit an online form or contact the operations and maintenance division at 503-846-ROAD (7623) or email lutops@co.washington.or.us. Supporting documents are encouraged, such as photos, maps, and letters of community support.

Proposals must be received by Friday, July 15 and will be considered later this year by the Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD) Advisory Committee for the URMD Safety Improvement program. Roadways not selected for funding remain on the list for future consideration.

For more information, please contact Melissa De Lyser, communications coordinator, at melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us or 503-846-4963.

ABOUT BEAVERTON
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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Battle Ground's Free Summer Playground Program - Come Outside and Play! (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 06/16/16 8:20 AM
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School is out and that means Battle Ground's Summer Playground program is in session. This free summer program, designed for children aged 4 - 10, brings fun, recreational and organized activities to Battle Ground parks each Wednesday and Thursday during the 9-week summer break beginning June 22nd through August 18th. Each week features a different themed activity and provides children the opportunity to make at least one arts and crafts project to take home with them. No need to register, just come outside and play!

This is the 8th year of the Battle Ground Parks & Recreation program; attendance reached over 2,000 last year. The program is made possible by grant funding through the Clark County Parks Foundation from Riverview Community Bank and Banner Bank.

Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 10:00 am -- 12:00 noon at Kiwanis Park (422 SW 2nd Ave) and from 2:00 -- 4:00 pm at Horsethief Park (SW 12th Ave & SW 11th St). Thursday sessions are from 10:00 am -- 12:00 noon at Florence Robison Park (1900 NW 9th St) and from 2:00 -- 4:00 pm at Cresap Park (1911 SE 2nd Place).

The full Battle Ground Summer Playground schedule listing weekly themed activities with links to park directions is available at www.cityofbg.org/summerplayground. For more information call Battle Ground Parks & Recreation at 360-342-5380.


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Suspect Arrested in March 2016 Gang-Related Shooting (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/16/16 7:30 AM
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In the early morning hours of Wednesday June 15, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant at a Southeast Portland residence and arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a March 2016 shooting.

The search warrant was served at a residence in the 4000 block of Southeast 91st Avenue. The suspect arrested, 28-year-old James Lee Lewis Jr., was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

The investigation started on Saturday March 26, 2016, at 3:41 p.m., when North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 27th Avenue and Lombard Street on the report that three men were shooting into the street.

As officers were responding to the area, an additional call came in at Northeast 60th Avenue and Lombard Street from the intended victim of the shooting.

Officers responded to both locations and located evidence of gunfire. No gunshot victims were located at either scene.

The victim, a 46-year-old woman, told police that she was driving her red Mustang, with two small children and a 27-year-old man as passengers, and that she was stopped on 27th at Lombard when the suspect vehicle pulled alongside her and several African American males got out of the car and started shooting at her car.

The victim sped away eastbound on Lombard and the suspect vehicle fled southbound on 27th Avenue.

Preliminary information indicates that nearly three dozen shots were fired at the victims and the vehicle. The only known damage at this time is to the victim's tires - none of the occupants were injured.

The suspect vehicle was described as a gray, newer, possible import vehicle, occupied by several African American males.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives investigated the shooting and developed probable cause that Lewis was one of the suspected shooters, leading to the search warrant and arrest.

Detectives are still seeking information from the public about the other two shooters in this case.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092, Meghan.burkeen@portlandoregon.gov

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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Red Cross Responds to Fire in Gaston
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 06/15/16 9:54 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a single family home fire in Gaston, Oregon. The fire took place in the 30000 block of Laurelwood. The Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted 2 adults and 2 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.
UPDATE - Car Thief Arrested After Leading Police on a Traffic Pursuit, Nearly Striking an Officer (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 06/15/16 9:31 PM
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41-year-old Bradley Evan Fullbright was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 17 different felony and misdemeanor charges. He will be arraigned on Thursday.

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On Wednesday June 15, 2016, at 1:43 p.m., an East Precinct officer was driving westbound on Powell Boulevard near 122nd Avenue when the Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) in the police car notified the officer about a stolen black Audi A6 that passed by eastbound on Powell.

The officer did a u-turn to follow the vehicle, but the driver pulled off of Powell and parked in an apartment complex parking lot near 124th Avenue. The officer contacted the suspected driver, who was on foot, and told him to stop. The suspect led the officer on a foot pursuit through the complex and ran back to the stolen car and began to pull out of the lot. As the suspect sped out of the lot he nearly hit the officer, who was on foot near the police car. The officer was not injured.

The suspect sped away eastbound on Powell Boulevard, eventually abandoning the stolen car behind a vacant house in the 3100 block of Southeast 145th Avenue.

The suspect was located by officers at Southeast 148th Avenue and Powell Boulevard and taken into custody.

The suspect, a 40-year-old male, will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail upon the completion of the investigation. His name and charges will be released after he is booked into jail.

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Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program graduates 51st class. (Photo)
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Cadet Abigail Tamay speaks to a packed crowd about what graduation from the Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe (OYCP) program has meant to her and her family during a graduation ceremony at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on June 15. The OYCP program helps wayward children who are behind in school make up their credits and learn military core values. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Cadet Pedro Pachenco is presented with the Overall Outstanding Cadet of the Company award by (left to Right) Shey Mikelson, Superintendent of OYCP, Mrs. Jeanne Atkins, Oregon Secretary of State, and Dave Stuckey, Deputy Director, Oregon Military Department during a graduation ceremony at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on June 15. The OYCP program helps wayward children who are behind in school make up their credits and learn military core values. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program (OYCP) Cadet Color Guard post the colors, kicking off the 51st OYCP graduation, at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on June 15. The OYCP program helps wayward children who are behind in school make up their credits and learn military core values. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program (OYCP) director, Daniel Radabaugh, proudly announces the accomplishments of the 51st OYCP class during a graduation ceremony at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on June 15. The OYCP program helps wayward children who are behind in school make up their credits and learn military core values. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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The Oregon National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program (OYCP) drill team sits in the front row awaiting graduation of the 51st OYCP class during a graduation ceremony at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on June 15. The OYCP program helps wayward children who are behind in school make up their credits and learn military core values. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Police Looking for Eyewitnesses of Monday's SUV vs. Pedestrian Crash (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 06/15/16 5:41 PM
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GRESHAM, Ore.-- Police want to talk with anyone who witnessed Monday evening's crash where Gresham resident Gregory Lamor Morris Sr. was hit while standing on the sidewalk at the corner of East Burnside St. and Southeast 172nd Ave. Morris remains in the hospital, seriously injured when a maroon 2001 Dodge Durango careened out of control and ran into him.

Specifically, investigators believe the occupants of a light-colored SUV are key witnesses and would like its driver and any passengers to contact them. Police believe the witness vehicle is a mid-2000 Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe (pictured).

Any witness of this crash can contact investigators by leaving a message on the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719.

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Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Checks in Tigard
Tigard Police - 06/15/16 5:24 PM
All ten businesses visited in Tigard on June 9th passed an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check. This grant-funded effort consists of a team of two Tigard Police officers and an OLCC inspector accompanying an underage volunteer. The group visited the pre-selected establishments in Tigard which either sell or serve alcohol. Oregon Revised Statutes set strict guidelines for the OLCC regarding minor decoy operations at businesses selling alcohol. Throughout the year, checks are conducted unannounced at randomly selected businesses to ascertain compliance regarding the sale of alcohol to minors. Compliance checks may also be initiated based upon complaints lodged with the OLCC or local law enforcement.

This recent alcohol sales check in Tigard demonstrates 100 percent compliance which is significantly higher than the statewide average of 81 percent. A similar operation conducted in Tigard earlier this spring yielded an 87 percent compliance. Historically, compliance rates in Tigard have peaked as high as 97 percent (2010) and also drew dismal compliance figures as low as 30 percent (2009).

One way police are working to combat the problem of underage drinking is to partner with coalitions that help educate and support our community's youth in efforts to promote healthy and substance-free lifestyles. Tigard Turns the Tide is one example. You can learn more about this community coalition at www.tigardturnsthetide.org In addition, Tigard Police plan on continued enforcement and additional compliance checks to reaffirm the importance to affected businesses that the sale of alcohol to minors will not be tolerated.
American Muslim and Arab-American Communities in Portland and SW Washington Condemn Orlando Shooting
Muslim Educational Trust - 06/15/16 5:20 PM
Portland, OR, 06/15/2016 - The American Muslim and Arab-American Communities in Oregon and SW Washington unequivocally condemn the senseless murder that has occurred in Orlando, Florida and offer our condolences to the victims and their families. Islam does not condone wanton murder or individual vendettas. This abhorrent action and the like are all prohibited in Islam and in direct violation of the teachings of Islam. We all denounce any person or group that would try to call to or justify any horrific act of terror, hate, and violence.

Please let us join others here and throughout our state, nation and world -- to call for an end to terrorism, hate, and violence. Let us join together to build a future where all people can live safely without fearing for their safety.

Vigils are being held nationwide every day this week, and the community is coming together to stand united in the face of hate, bigotry, and violence in every shape and form.

We also stand united against Islamophobia, and any kind of hate or discrimination, incited by fear of "the other." We pledge to uphold that our diversity as a nation is a beautiful blessing that should be a source of strength, unity, and great inspiration, rather than division, fear, and uncertainty. Islam prohibits violence and killing and emphasizes time and time again the sanctity of human life. According to the Quran [5:32], the likeness of one who murders a soul is as one who has transgressed and murdered all of humanity, and the likeness of one who brings life to a soul is as one who has given life and hope to all of humanity.

Signees
Abdisalan Muse, Oregon Somali Family Education Center (OSFEC)
Imam Abdullah Polovina, Bosniaks Educational & Cultural Organization (BECO)
Ahmed Omer, Masjid Ibrahim (Bethany Musalla)
Arshad Ashfaq, Masjid Omar Farooq
Dr. Birol Yesilada, Portland, Oregon
Gulzar Ahmed,Tualatin, Oregon
Hala Gores, Attorney at Law and Former President of Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO)
Hidayat Kisdarjono, Islamic Society of SW Washington - Masjed Al-Noor (ISSWW)
Ibrahim Turki, Hillsboro, Oregon
Jahed Sukhun, Beaverton, Oregon
Jawad Khan, Muslim Educational Trust (MET)
Dr. Khalid Khan, Islamic Society of SW Washington - Masjed Al-Noor (ISSWW)
Laila Cully,Member of MET's Advisory Board
Laila Hajoo, Islamic Social Services of Oregon State (I-SOS)
Dr. Mohamed Siala, Salman AlFaresi Islamic Center, Corvallis (SFIC)
Mohammed Haque, Oregon Muslim Citizens Alliance (OMCA)
Imam Muhammad Najieb, Muslim Community Center of Portland (MCCP)
Masjid Abu-Bakar
Mozafar Wanly,Salman AlFaresi Islamic Center, Corvallis (SFIC)
Muslims of Salem, Salem Islamic Center
Musse Olol, Somali American Council of Oregon (SACOO)
Dr. Nadjoua Moumen, Beaverton, Oregon
Nick Kahl, Attorney at Law
Omar Obaid, Iraqi Refugee Society for Greater Portland Area
Osman Salaev, Ahiska Turkish Community Center of Oregon
Rania Ayoub, Muslim Educational Trust (MET)
Ronault (Polo) Catalani, New Portlander Policy Commission
Salahuddin Kadri, Muslim Educational Trust (MET)
Dr. Saleh Ismail, M.D. Salem, Oregon
Salma Ahmed, Islamic Society of Greater Portland (ISGP)
Samira Godil, SW Community Health Center
Dr. Shahriar Ahmed, Bilal Masjed, Beaverton (BMA)
Stephen Johnson and Khedijah Nure, Beaverton, Oregon
Suhail Khan, Northrup Corporation
Tom Nelson, Attorney at Law
Wajdi Said, Muslim Educational Trust (MET)
Dr. Waleed Vliza, M.D. Islamic Center of Eugene