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Tue. 05/24/16
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-11 Plaid Pantry Robbery (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/24/16 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect in the robbery of a convenience store.

On May 7, 2016, at 1:39 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the Plaid Pantry store, located at 7144 Northeast Killingsworth Street.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the store employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, picked out some cold drinks from the cooler, then approached the counter. Once at the counter, the suspect put his right hand into his pocket, implied that he had a gun, and demanded money.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect quickly walked out of the store and crossed the parking lot towards Northeast 72nd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6'00" tall, 250 pounds, with a great goatee. The suspect was wearing a blue US Postal Service hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.

Surveillance video of the robbery is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/RerV9x4sXII

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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Property Dispute Turns Into Robbery Near Turner (Photo) Update 2 (Dog Recovered)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/24/16 6:46 AM
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Last Saturday afternoon, acting on a tip, Deputies requested the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau in checking a residence for "Isis", the dog stolen last month during a landlord tenant dispute. When officers arrived "Isis" was seen inside the residence and later surrendered by the man holding the dog.

Deputies have reunited "Isis" with her owner and will be looking further into how the man obtained "Isis" and whether or not he had any involvement in the taking of the dog. Once deputies complete their investigation the police reports will be sent to the District Attorney's Office for any charging considerations. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release the man's name or location where the dog was found as he has not been charged with any crimes.


UPDATE: Suspect in custody, Arrives is Limousine

On Friday April 29th the suspect turned herself in to deputies waiting at the Marion County Jail. Deputy Bennett was able to work with Ms Kempton's attorney who convinced her to turn herself in. Ms Kempton agreed to meet Deputy Bennett and her attorney in the parking lot of the Marion County Jail.

Deputies waiting in the parking lot for Ms Kempton saw a limousine pull into the parking lot right in front of the Marion County Court Annex. After about 10 minutes, Ms Kempton exited the limousine and contacted Deputy Bennett. The dog "Isis" is still missing and Ms Kempton would not tell Deputy Bennett where the pet is. Deputy Bennett will continue to attempt to locate the dog.

Ms Kempton was taken into custody and lodged at the Marion County Jail on charges of Robbery 3 (for causing injury during the theft of the dog) and Theft 1 (the theft of a pet). Deputy Bennett said this was a unique situation and one he did not expect. He has never had anyone arrive in a limousine to turn themselves in.

Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of "Isis" the dog should call Marion County Dispatch at 503-588-5032.





On April 26th, Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, were called to the 5400 block of Sams Place SE near Turner to investigate a landlord tenant dispute that had grown out of control. From their investigation Deputies believe that Rose Mary Skoda-Kempton, age 39 of Turner also known as Brooke Kempton was upset at her tenant Kate Taylor, age 30, for being disrespectful and kicked Ms. Taylor out of the residence two days prior to the police being called.

Ms. Taylor moved from the residence the day she was asked to leave collecting her belongings and selling her horses which were being boarded, as part of the rental agreement, at Ms. Kempton's mother's residence near Turner. On April 26th around 8 a.m., Ms. Kempton went to Ms. Taylor's father's residence located in the 4700 block of Marion Road SE. While at the residence Ms. Kempton confronted 61 year old Kevin Taylor stating that Kate Taylor stole two saddles and she was taking Ms. Taylor's dog until she got her saddles back.

Mr. Taylor attempted to stop Ms. Kempton by jumping on the running boards of her silver Ford truck. Ms. Kempton accelerated forward throwing Mr. Taylor from the truck, onto the driveway, injuring his hand and wrist, which required treatment at a local hospital.

The Sheriff's Office is searching for Ms. Kempton and "Isis", the missing K9. Ms. Kempton is 5'09" tall and 147 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, she may be driving a 2008, Ford F250, Oregon license 305DGR. "Isis" is a 4 year old Whippit, she is black in color, weighing 15 lbs, and micro chipped. Deputies have made several attempts to contact Ms. Kempton at her residence and by phone, but so far have been unable to contact her. Deputies are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Kempton or "Isis" to please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-588-5032, you may remain anonymous.


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Mon. 05/23/16
Increased Patrols for Memorial Weekend
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/16 11:47 PM
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office will increase traffic patrols for the upcoming memorial holiday weekend. The Sheriff's Office receives grant funds to increase patrols for both DUII and seatbelt enforcement through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Our goal is to reduce traffic crashes and increase safety through high visibility enforcement. The Sheriff's Office urges everyone to drive with care, wear a safety belt and to please not drive when using substances that impair, including prescription medication, alcohol, marijuana or any other impairing substance. Please report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911.
Suspect in Custody in Battle Ground PD Case
City of Battle Ground - 05/23/16 9:47 PM
The Battle Ground Police Department responded to a disturbance call at a residence located in the 1600 block of SW 6th St tonight at 6:47 pm.

A 3 year old male child who was at the residence was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

A 40 year male suspect is in police custody.

The Clark County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit is on scene conducting an investigation.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. This is the extent of the information that will be released at this time.
***Update*** OSP Continuing Shooting Investigation - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 05/23/16 4:56 PM
On May 20, 2016 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to 906 Old Salem Road in Albany after receiving a call reporting a person with a gunshot wound was at the location.

Troopers arrived and discovered an adult male who had been shot and appeared to have a non-life threatening wound. The injured person was medically treated at the scene and was later transported to an area hospital.

Oregon State Police Criminal Division detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. No arrests have been made however a vehicle possibly related to this incident was described as a red or orange in color Dodge Neon.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire Department and the Linn County District Attorney's Office.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance if anyone has knowledge identifying the operator of the Dodge Neon. Anyone will information is asked to call the Oregon State Police Detective Ted Moisan at (971) 718-6546.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center introduces first multi-place hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber in Oregon (Photo)
Legacy Health - 05/23/16 4:06 PM
Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Chamber holds up to 12 patients. Photo: Legacy Health
Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Chamber holds up to 12 patients. Photo: Legacy Health
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(Portland, Ore.) Legacy Emanuel Medical Center has opened a multi-place hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the largest in Oregon. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one method used to treat difficult-to-heal wounds caused by diabetes, circulatory problems, radiation therapy and other conditions. The chamber can accommodate up to 12 patients at a time.

"Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is our newest option for treating wounds that don't heal with standard approaches," says Lori Morgan, M.D., MBA, Legacy Emanuel's chief administrative officer. "We offer excellent wound care services and this is just one more treatment option we can offer patients."

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy complements Legacy Emanuel's current wound care practices and will be used in the treatment of a broad range of acute and chronic wounds. These include traumatic injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, ischemic flaps/grafts, radiation-damaged tissue or bone and chronic bone infections. During the treatment, patients breathe pure oxygen within a pressurized chamber through a clear plastic hood or mask, in daily 90 minute sessions over 20-30 sessions.

"Oxygen under pressure acts like a drug when it dissolves into the blood," explains Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing for Legacy Emanuel and Oregon's only fellowship-trained, board certified hyperbaric physician.

"This helps speed cell repair and form new blood vessels, which in turn assists in the healing of wounds. Repeated exposure to pressurized oxygen gives a lifeline to ischemic tissue, boosts the effects of some antibiotics, activates white blood cells to fight certain infections, reduces tissue swelling, and promotes the healing process of specific chronic wounds."

Hyperbaric medicine services are a component of Legacy Emanuel's extensive wound care services and will be used to treat both adult and pediatric patients. It will initially be available only during outpatient business hours but eventually will operate 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week. Legacy Health is partnering with OxyHealth Group, a national provider of hyperbaric technology.

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is an Oregon-based nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and, with more than 9,000 employees, is one of the largest private sector employers in the Portland metropolitan area. Legacy Health provides an integrated network of healthcare services, including acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education and a variety of specialty services. Legacy's hospitals include: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Randall Children's Hospital, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. Also included in the Legacy system are a hospice agency, a full-service research facility, and specialty and primary care clinics. Visit www.legacyhealth.org.

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Attached Media Files: Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Chamber holds up to 12 patients. Photo: Legacy Health , The hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber arrives on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus near the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. The chamber measures 90 inches in diameter and 23 feet long inside. Photo: Legacy Health , Enoch Huang, M.D., program medical director for Hyperbaric Medicine/Wound Healing, stands inside the chamber, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Photo: Legacy Health
Roosevelt Elementary School celebrates International Friendship Day
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/23/16 3:33 PM
They hail from 47 different countries and speak 25 different languages, but they all have one thing in common--friendship. They are the students of Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, and they will celebrate International Friendship Day with an all-school assembly.

When: 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016

Where: Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd.

During this celebration, Roosevelt will honor students' diversity, cultures and friendships. Student performances will include dances from Mexico, Russia, Africa, Tahiti, South Korea and the United States. Flags from all 47 countries will be presented. The school will give out awards to students for building international friendships and being school ambassadors.

This event is free and open to the public.
Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem (Photo)
City of Salem - 05/23/16 3:10 PM
Minto Island Bridge Arches (Photo by Ron Cooper)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mon., May 23, 2016

CONTACT:
Nicole Miller, Public Information Manager
City of Salem -- Urban Development Department
Tel: 503-540-2415
Email: nmiller@cityofsalem.net
Website: www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge

Minto Island Bridge Arches Begin Arriving in Salem

Salem, Ore. -- Early this morning, while most of the city was sleeping, one of two signature arches for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge arrived in Downtown Salem. The white arches, which are made from 1-inch thick steel and are 30-inches in diameter, will soon decorate Salem's Downtown Riverfront skyline. When raised, the tallest point of the arch from the bridge deck will be 44-ft tall and span 327-ft measured along the arch from pier to pier. Watch live feed from the construction cam at http://www.cityofsalem.net/MintoBridge to see the large arches erected over the next two weeks.

When construction is complete later this fall, the bicycle and pedestrian bridge will link Downtown Salem to Minto Island and more than 30 miles of off-street trails, and 1,400 acres of parks and natural areas.

For more information on the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge or to sign up to receive bridge progress updates via email, please go to www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge.

For questions related to construction, please contact Aaron Kimsey at 503-588-6211 or akimsey@cityofsalem.net. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6211.

The City of Salem's Urban Development Department is committed to enhancing community prosperity through an array of programs in its four major service areas: Real Property Services, Housing and Social Services, Economic Development and Downtown Revitalization. The Urban Development Department: manages the City's urban renewal areas (URA) and redevelopment projects within the URAs; administers federally funded block grant and housing programs; provides loans and grants to eligible businesses, homeowners, and renters; and manages leases, acquires, and sells properties for the City.

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Attached Media Files: Minto Island Bridge Arches (Photo by Ron Cooper)
Media Advisory: Beaverton Drinking Water Safe
City of Beaverton - 05/23/16 3:10 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Beaverton residents are advised that the city's drinking water supply is safe and meets or exceeds state and federal standards. City officials want residents to know that today's announcement from the Beaverton School District regarding Highland Park Middle School is related to the age of the pipes in the building.


Today, Beaverton School District officials announced that a certified industrial hygienist recently tested Highland Park Middle School's water for lead, metals, and bacteria at five different locations in the school. The district received preliminary results last week indicating that two of the four drinking fountains tested revealed elevated levels of lead. There were also elevated levels of iron and turbidity (color and clarity) in several of the locations sampled. Water used in the kitchen for food preparation did not have elevated levels.


Here is some important information for Beaverton water customers to know:


Beaverton's drinking water is safe. The city's water supply meets or exceeds state and federal standards. Information is available in the city's 2016 City of Beaverton Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, which is available online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CCR.


Beaverton water is rated "outstanding performance" by Oregon Health Authority. The City of Beaverton drinking water system was just surveyed/audited by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)'s Drinking Water Program in April 2016. The OHA found the city's water system facilities "to be well operated and maintained by knowledgeable and competent staff." The City of Beaverton received an "outstanding performance" rating by OHA.


Highland Park Middle School pipes will be replaced. Highland Park Middle School will receive repiping of the entire school, as part of the current school bond program which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2017. Highland Park Middle School has 50-year-old galvanized steel pipes and the water has been discolored due to rusting of the pipes.


City officials will monitor the neighborhood water supply. The City Water Operations group plans to take add enhanced precautionary measures such as heightened water monitoring and other actions, such as flushing, for the Highland neighborhood. City staff are also coordinating closely with the Beaverton School District.


Testing shows Beaverton's water supply well below federal concern levels for lead. The city's latest water quality report shows a lead level of seven parts per billion (ppb) in pipes in designated homes in Beaverton, which is well below 15 ppb US EPA action level for drinking water. As per Oregon Health Authority drinking water rules specific to Beaverton, lead and copper samples taken from designated homes in Beaverton were not collected in 2015. The seven ppb value shown is the 90th percentile result of samples collected in 2013. The next round of samples will be collected in summer 2016 to be analyzed by the state-certified laboratory.
(added photo of rescue) Cowlitz Sheriff rescues two man who flipped boat and were clinging to a log (Photo)
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/16 3:08 PM
Sheriff Boat during rescue
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Longview, Wash - (Monday May 23rd at about 1:00 p.m.) Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputies responded with their boat to a report of two men who had flipped their boat in the Columbia River Slough and were clinging to a log; their boat upside down in the water nearby. Sergeant Corey Huffine responded and was able to yell at the men and told them to hang on and that the Sheriff Boat was on it's way. Fortunately both men were wearing life vests when the accident happened. One of the men said that he could not swim.

Deputies Nate Hockett and Rob Stump were able to get the Sheriff's boat to the scene (in about 50 minutes) and rescue the two men off the log. After dropping the men off on shore they returned and towed the overturned boat to the boat launch so it could be recovered.

We do not have the names of the men at this time nor do we have the details surrounding the reason the boat overturned. The men were not injured in the event.

"Sgt. Huffine stress that this is a good reminder for people of the importance of wearing a life vest while in a boat because if an accident happens you will not have time to put one on".

It may be until tomorrow before the rest of the details are available.


Attached Media Files: Sheriff Boat during rescue
Award-winning Woodland High teacher uses March Madness to inspire students to debate famous Supreme Court cases (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/23/16 3:00 PM
Sharon Conditt was selected as the 2016 Washington State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Sharon Conditt was selected as the 2016 Washington State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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Monday, May 23, 2016-Woodland, WA-Sharon Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, uses a variety of innovative techniques including designing debates utilizing College Basketball March Madness brackets to keep her students inspired and engaged. Conditt's dedication to developing intriguing coursework and constantly improving student learning earned her the Washington State History Teacher of the Year Award for 2016 from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History on May 16.

For the March Madness debates, students in Conditt's AP Government class formed four teams to debate the significance of famous Supreme Court cases. Each team name is selected from chief justices of the Supreme Court with this year's teams including: Earl Warren, William Rehnquist, John Roberts, and John Marshall. Each team argues four cases for a class total of 16 different cases. Students help select the 16 cases by ranking a list of 32 cases by which they find most interesting.

Students choose roles on their team which fit their strengths including speakers, researchers, and notetakers. "Some of my students know that they can listen to and dissect an argument, so those students will take notes on a shared Google doc while other students may take on different roles for different cases," explained Conditt. "It's entirely up to the team as to how they want their dynamic to work."

Teams debate why their case holds more significance than their opponent's in a traditional debating style where one team presents an argument followed by rebuttals and counter-arguments, all timed so students must create concise arguments and responses. Students use Chromebooks and cloud computing throughout the project to research cases, create arguments, design rebuttals, and correspond with their teammates. Student teams developed challenging interrogative questions during the debates which pushed opposing teams into answering the questions with material from the cases. "I really enjoy watching students formulate questions on-the-fly," said Conditt. "This kind of project demonstrates that the students are listening and able to communicate what they're thinking."

The debates encourage creative problem-solving by teaches students how to think on their feet. "The biggest challenge is teaching the students to debate logical arguments that aren't personal," explains Conditt. "Their arguments must be based on skill and content which can feel different to many students who might not have experience with debating techniques."

Four adult volunteer judges observe the debates and select the winners for each round. Judges include school employees ranging from secretaries and athletic coaches to school administrators and even the district superintendent. The judges are given a ballot for each case, scoring the quality of the arguments presented by the teams. The winning teams advance in the tournament and argue against other teams. "There is no way we could do this project without the help and support of our building and district staff," said Conditt. "I am so thankful for the Beaver Pride!"

On Monday, May 16, 2016, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History selected Sharon Conditt as the Washington State History Teacher of the Year for 2016. The National History Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding K-12 American History teachers across the country with one winner per state receiving a $1,000 prize and an archive of classroom resources.

Conditt is no stranger to receiving awards and honors, having also received the James Madison Fellowship in 2009 which included $24,000 for graduate studies and a special course held in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University. Conditt greatly values the month-long course she attended at Georgetown in 2010. "I spent hundreds of hours reading related materials including founding documents for the 13 colonies; papers on Republicanism and Democracy; all of the notes on the Constitutional Convention; and all of the Federalist and Antifederalist Papers," she remembers. "We heard the Supreme Court decide five cases, met with justices, and had a private meeting with now-Senator Majority Whip John Cornyn; it was truly the opportunity of a lifetime."

Conditt has been teaching for 16 years with 13 at Woodland Public Schools. She decided to become a teacher after growing up in West Germany during the Cold War and seeing the Berlin Wall torn down while her family lived there. "My passion for history was fueled by my experience growing up in a military family and moving often," said Conditt. "At every school, I was embraced by teachers who I believed really cared about me, my learning, and my social and emotional health; I knew from that point that I wanted to share my love of history and government while working to build confidence, academic skills, and citizenship in young people."

Conditt also finds motivation to develop new projects and coursework from watching her own students learn. "My students inspire me and they deserve the best I can give them each and every day," she explained. "I am always looking for new ideas to engage them and push their abilities so we can celebrate our strengths and overcome weaknesses both as individuals and as a class."

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Attached Media Files: Sharon Conditt was selected as the 2016 Washington State History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. , Four volunteer judges observe each round of debates and select the winners by scoring the quality of the arguments presented by the teams. , AP Government students form teams with each student holding a different role on that team including speaker, notetaker, and researcher. , Sharon Conditt designed Supreme Court case debates around College Basketball's March Madness bracket system.
Reynolds named to NSBAC Board
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 05/23/16 2:59 PM
Betty Reynolds, president-elect of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), was elected May 5 by the National School Boards Action Center Board of Directors to serve on the NSBAC Board. Reynolds, a member of the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board, was also elected treasurer of NSBAC. The NSBAC election was based on Reynolds' nomination by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Board of Directors.

The NSBAC was founded by NSBA to ensure, through legislative, legal, and public advocacy, that federal policy supports and strengthens the nation's 14,000 public school systems serving 50 million public school students.

As president-elect of OSBA, Reynolds will automatically become president in 2017. She has served on numerous statewide boards and groups, and is currently a member of an Oregon Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act work group, and the Attorney General's Public Records Reform Task Force. She was vice president of Oregon PTA from 2013-15, is a retired state executive.

"In this era of education reform I'm thrilled to be involved in education policy at the state and national levels advocating for public education and kids," Reynolds said, "and working to close the opportunity gap so that all students can fulfill their promise."

Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of OSBA, congratulated Reynolds on the accomplishment.

"Betty is an active voice for Oregon children, and I'm glad to see that advocacy moving to the national level," Miller-Jones said.
Officer Involved Shooting In Oregon City
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/23/16 2:33 PM
UPDATE: Oregon City, Oregon (May 23rd, 2016 2:30 PM): The Oregon City Police Department has released the name of the suspect who was shot while resisting arrest by Oregon City Patrol Officers on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 around 1:46 pm. The suspect has been identified as 38 year old Travis Anthony Moore who lived at 210 S 2nd St, Apt B, in Oregon City.

On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 Officer David Edwins and Officer David Plummer attempted to serve an arrest warrant on 38 year old Travis Anthony Moore who lived at 210 S 2nd St, Apt B, in Oregon City. The arrest warrant was issued out of Oregon City Municipal Court for Failure to Appear on the crime of Harassment. Mr. Moore immediately began violently resisting arrest. A Taser was used on him during the altercation, but did not stop his resistance. The suspect was ultimately shot by an Oregon City Police Officer during the arrest attempt. Oregon City Officers were able to get Mr. Moore into custody and immediately began giving him first aid for a gunshot wound. There are several other factors and details surrounding the officers' use of force during this violent altercation, but those details are not being released until the investigation has been completed.

Paramedics from American Medical Response and Clackamas County Fire District 1 quickly arrived at the scene to provide additional medical treatment for the Mr. Moore. Mr. Moore was declared deceased at the scene.

Officer David Plummer is a 17 year long police veteran who has been with Oregon City Police for just under 5 years. Officer Plummer was injured during the arrest attempt. Officer Plummer was treated for his injuries and released from an area hospital. Officer David Edwins is an 11 year police veteran from the Oregon City Police Department. Both officers are on paid administrative leave pending the completion of this investigation, which is standard procedure during an officer involved is shooting.

Mr. Moore was known to suffer from mental health issues. Both Officer Edwins and Officer Plummer have received training in Crisis Intervention geared toward interacting with subjects who have mental health issues.

Mr. Moore's warrant issued out of Oregon City Municipal Court stemmed from an altercation Mr. Moore had with his next door neighbor. The investigation, Oregon City Police Case 2016-329 occurred earlier this year in January when Mr. Moore reportedly attacked his neighbor and made derogatory references about his neighbor's sexual orientation.

The Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team is still investigating the events that led up to the Officer involved shooting.

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UPDATE: Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 5:15 pm): Two video clips from the scene investigation can be viewed at this link:

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Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 2016, 4:30 pm): On May 21, 2016 at about 1:40 pm, patrol officers from the Oregon City Police Department attempted a warrant service at a residence in the area of South 2nd St. and Tumwater Dr. in Oregon City, OR. The suspect resisted police officers attempting to serve the arrest warrant.

During the attempt to arrest, the suspect was shot. Officers reported this over the radio and additional police officers from surrounding agencies responded. The officers on scene immediately began rendering first aid to the suspect and requested paramedics respond for a gunshot wound to the suspect.

When paramedics from American Medical Response and Clackamas County Fire District 1 arrived they provided additional medical treatment for the suspect. Life Flight responded to the location, but the suspect was pronounced deceased while still at the scene.

A deputy medical examiner with the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene along with the Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crimes Team to investigate the incident.

The suspect's name will not be released at this time. This is to allow time for the investigation and the notifications for the next-of-kin. The suspect is a white male in his late 30's.

There were two Oregon City Police Officers involved in the initial incident. One police officer sustained minor injuries during the incident. He was treated for those minor injuries at an area hospital.

South 2nd Street between Hwy 99E and Tumwater Drive will be closed for several hours while investigators process the scene.
WPD officers arrest two on separate stolen vehicle charges (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 05/23/16 2:29 PM
Benjamin Howell
Benjamin Howell
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Woodburn police officers arrested two men on two separate stolen vehicle calls Saturday.

The first incident involved Raul Chacon, 31, of Woodburn stealing a relative's car near the area of Brown Street and Tulip Avenue in Woodburn. Officers responded to the location and discovered that Chacon had stolen the vehicle earlier in the day. When the vehicle was recovered, stolen paperwork was found inside linking Chacon to another stolen vehicle.

Chacon was found in possession with paperwork that were linked to other car break-ins in the Woodburn area. He was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft III and a parole violation and transported to Marion County Jail.

Anyone with information or knowledge of Chacon's criminal activity is asked to call the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.

The second incident involved Benjamin Howell, 29. An observant Woodburn Premium Outlets security officer confronted Benjamin Howell who appeared to be breaking into a vehicle at the mall. Howell fled from the security officer and Woodburn police were called.

Police were able to set a perimeter at the mall as Howell was attempting to flee while running through the mall. Howell also had a parole violation warrant for his arrest. Officers were able to track down Howell after he barricaded himself in a women's restroom bathroom stall.

During the investigation it was found that the vehicle Howell was trying to break into was a vehicle he had previously stolen and had driven to the mall. Howell stated he was breaking into the vehicle because he had lost the keys to the vehicle.

Howell was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, shoplifting, giving false information, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), criminal mischief III and a parole violation. He was transported to Marion County Jail.


Attached Media Files: Benjamin Howell , Raul Chacon
***Update*** Fatal Crash on Highway 26 North of Banks - Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/23/16 2:00 PM
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On May 23, 2016 at about 6:44 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 49 (north of Banks).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Chevrolet pickup was traveling westbound on Highway 26 when it crossed over the centerline for unknown reasons. The Chevrolet collided head-on with an eastbound 1993 Peterbilt commercial motor vehicle towing a trailer loaded with logs.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Bradley Cole VANDEHEY, age 20, of Hillsboro, was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the truck, Raymond Michael SCOTT, age 32, of Tillamook, was injured and transported to OHSU where he was treated and released.

Contributing factors to the crash are still under investigation.

Highway 26 was closed for over six hours with an established detour. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Banks Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office.

More information will be released when it is available.

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Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel are on scene of a two vehicle crash, on highway 26, north of Banks (milepost 49). There is one confirmed fatality.

This is a preliminary release, more information to follow pending family notifications.

The highway is closed at this time and please visit tripcheck.com for up-to-date road status.


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Update to missing man from May 23rd, 2016: Man found safe
Gresham Police Dept - 05/23/16 1:46 PM
Gresham, Ore.-Earlier on May 23rd, 2016 Gresham Police released information on a missing man with mental health issues and a previous brain injury. Joey Noble McMurry, a 45-year-old male, was located at a local health care provider and is safe. The Gresham Police Department thanks the public for helping look for him.
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Hoax Threat Prompts Evacuation of Irvington School in Northeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 05/23/16 1:39 PM
On Monday May 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m., North Precinct and Youth Services Division responded to the report of a telephone bomb threat to the school.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to the school, which conducted a full evacuation of students and staff.

Officers determined that no actual threat existed and learned that similar phone threats were made to some schools in Southwest Washington.

Hoax calls can occupy public safety resources that might otherwise be needed to respond to other, actual emergencies.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to provide it via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov

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WWII Medals Found (Photo)
Gladstone Police - 05/23/16 1:30 PM
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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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Make plans to attend a DHS Town Hall meeting in your local community in June
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/23/16 11:24 AM
Make plans to attend a DHS Town Hall Meeting in June!

You are invited to provide input and feedback to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) on our programs, services and priorities for our 2017 budget and legislative session. We've been doing these meetings for several years, and they are a great way to hear directly from the people and communities DHS serves.

The Town Hall will cover programs and services in the following areas:
Child Welfare
Aging and People with Disabilities
Intellectual/Developmental Disability Services
Self Sufficiency Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation
DHS Director's Office and other Central Services

Your participation is extremely valuable to us as we make plans to move forward, so make plans to attend a meeting in your local area!

Monday, June 20
PORTLAND: Creston Elementary School, Auditorium, 4701 SE Bush Street, right off Powell Blvd
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line PORTLAND

Tuesday, June 21
SALEM: Chemeketa Community College, Auditorium, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line SALEM

Wednesday, June 22
EUGENE: Lane Community College, Center for Meeting & Learning #104, 4000 E 30th Avenue
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm)
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line EUGENE

Thursday, June 23
MEDFORD: North Medford High School, Auditorium, 1900 N Keene Way Drive
(10:00 am -- 12:00 noon)
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line MEDFORD

Monday, June 27
BEND: The Riverhouse Convention Center, Cascade AJ Room, 3075 N. Business 97
10:00 am -- 12:00 noon
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line BEND

Tuesday, June 28
PENDLETON: Vert Auditorium, 480 SW Dorion Avenue
1:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend: DHS Director's Office -- Use subject line PENDLETON

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Gresham Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 05/23/16 10:43 AM
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Gresham, Ore.-- Gresham Police are searching for a man with mental health issues and a previous brain injury who went missing sometime between 10:00 PM on May 22nd, 2016 and 5:00 AM on May 23rd, 2016 after he left his home in the 200 block of SE Vista Ave.

Joey Noble McMurry, a 45-year-old male, left on foot sometime overnight and didn't leave any information about his destination. McMurry is described as a white male, 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighing 160 pounds with short brown hair, brown eyes and a scruffy beard. He has a large scar on his chest and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, brown sweatpants and work boots. He has tattoos on his face, right upper arm and the web of his left hand. McMurry also has what is described as a New York accent. McMurry is not a threat to himself or others and it is unknown if he takes medication.

McMurry's friends are concerned for his welfare. If you see him, please call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503-823-3333.


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Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/23/16 10:01 AM
Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips:

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO -- Call your local forestry or fire district to learn if there are any current campfire restrictions at your recreation destination. An interactive map of Oregon's fire restrictions is available at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx Tom Fields, ODF's fire prevention coordinator, said the map continues to improve and is "an excellent tool for folks to use from home or from their mobile device."
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KICK THE CAMPFIRE HABIT THIS SUMMER -- Portable camp stoves are a safer option to campfires at any time of year. Areas that prohibit campfires outside maintained campgrounds with established fire pits often will allow the use of camp stoves.
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SELECT THE RIGHT SPOT -- Where campfires are allowed, avoid building the fire near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs or trees, and be aware of low-hanging branches overhead. Clear the site down to mineral soil, at least five feet on all sides, and circle your campfire with rocks. Store your unused firewood a good distance from the fire.
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KEEP YOUR CAMPFIRE SMALL -- A campfire is less likely to escape control if it is kept small. A large fire may cast hot embers long distances. Add firewood in small amounts as existing material is consumed.
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ATTEND YOUR CAMPFIRE AT ALL TIMES -- A campfire left unattended for only a few minutes can grow into a costly, damaging wildfire. Staying with your campfire from start to finish until dead out is required by state law, to ensure that any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly.
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NEVER USE GASOLINE or other accelerants (flammable or combustible liquids) to start or increase your campfire. Once the fire is ignited, wait until the match is cold and then discard it in the fire.
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ALWAYS HAVE WATER AND FIRE TOOLS on site -- Have a shovel and a bucket of water nearby to extinguish any escaped embers. When you are ready to leave, drown all embers with water, stir the coals with the shovel, and drown again. Repeat until the fire is DEAD out. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
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Burn ONLY wood -- State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates dense, toxic smoke or noxious odors.
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ESCAPED CAMPFIRES can be costly -- State law requires the proper clearing, building, attending and extinguishing of open fires any time of year. A first-time citation carries a $110 fine. But by far the biggest potential cost of having your campfire spread out of control is liability for firefighting costs. You are responsible for the expenditures on fire suppression, which can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.

During Wildfire Awareness Month visit the Keep Oregon Green website, www.keeporegongreen.org for other wildfire prevention tips.
Albertina Kerr Begins Project SEARCH Program with Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/23/16 9:25 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 23, 2016) -- Albertina Kerr and Embassy Suites, by Hilton at the Portland Airport, are partnering on Project SEARCH, a business-led program that allows young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience total immersion in the workplace. Eight to twelve individuals from Albertina Kerr are participating in the internship program for nine months with rotations in the housekeeping, banquets, sales and administrative departments.

The nationally recognized Project SEARCH model not only exposes interns to an integrated work setting, but it also teaches competitive, transferable and marketable job skills and increases independence, confidence and self-esteem. The program directly addresses the critical unemployment rates among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 75 percent of which do not work in their communities.

"Embassy Suites has been a wonderful partner in this program, in fact, seeking us out for this opportunity," said Erin Cochrun-Weston, Assistant Director of Day and Employment Services. "They are providing our young adults with invaluable job and life skills of a recognized business."

Although national youth transition employment outcomes range from 13 to 30 percent, Project SEARCH aims to secure competitive jobs in the community for all participants by the end of the internship period. Albertina Kerr introduced its first Project SEARCH in 2015 in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, resulting in a 73 percent successful employment rate.

"I think I've learned a lot from the interns because of their focus on the job and their positivity. They show respect for the job and they earn respect here," said Brad Bott, Embassy Suites Building Engineer. "I think a lot of businesses could learn from our experience."

Albertina Kerr is making a change in helping young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve meaningful employment. To learn more about Project SEARCH, 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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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-10 - Subway Robbery (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/23/16 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify the man who attempted to rob a Downtown Portland Subway sandwich shop.

On May 10, 2016, at 8:40 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Subway sandwich shop located at 555 Southwest Oak Street on the report of an attempted robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and spoke to the employee who told police that the suspect approached the counter and demanded money as he implied possession of a firearm underneath his sweatshirt. The employee told police that she refused to give the suspect any money and he turned away and walked out of the shop.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5'8" tall, stocky build, wearing a long white t-shirt with block lettering. The employee described the suspect smelling strongly of alcoholic beverages.

Video surveillance of the robbery may be viewed at: https://youtu.be/ivdz3usOACQ

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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Sun. 05/22/16
Service restored for T-mobile to 9-1-1
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/22/16 5:04 PM
T-Mobile has corrected the issue. Service to 9-1-1 is up and running from T-Mobile devices.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Highway 99W near South Smith Loop (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 05/22/16 4:03 PM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash involving a coupe and a station wagon, about six miles south of Corvallis. The crash resulted in the death of a 22 year old Philomath man and serious injuries to a 45 year old Veneta man.

At about 4:36 am, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, Spencer Bauer, age 22, from Philomath, Oregon, was driving southbound on Highway 99W, south of South Smith Loop Road, near milepost 92, in a 1984 Honda Civic Coupe. He crossed the center line for unknown reasons and collided head-on with a northbound 2011 Volkswagon Jetta Station Wagon driven by Travis Ewert, age 45, from Veneta, Oregon. Both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane of Highway 99W.

The Monroe Fire Department arrived and removed Travis Ewert from the driver's seat of the Volkswagon Jetta. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by an ambulance from the Corvallis Fire Department with serious injuries. Spencer Bauer was pronounced deceased at the scene and was extricated from the Honda Civic.

The Benton County Multi-Ageny Traffic Collisoin Investigation Team responded to the scene. Alcohol and speed do not seem to be factors in the crash. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information about the crash. The Oregon Department of Transportation arrived and re-routed traffic. The highway was closed for approximately four hours.

Undersheriff Greg Ridler
Benton County Sheriff's Office


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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office Locates Remains of Mark Johnson, Jr. - Corrected spelling
FBI - Oregon - 05/22/16 12:38 PM
Note spelling correction for victim's name. Should read "Candelaria Rhoan"

nvestigators have found the remains of Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr., in Deschutes County. FBI agents and Warm Springs Police Officers were trying to locate Johnson as part of the investigation into the violent death of his wife, Candelaria Rhoan. Warm Springs officers who were doing a welfare check on Ms. Rhoan found her body inside her Warm Springs home in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 19th.

At approximately 3 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2016, Deschutes County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a vehicle over the cliff in the Deschutes River Canyon near Lower Bridge Way (Terrebonne, OR). Deputies arrived and determined a single male occupant of the vehicle was deceased. The vehicle was located more than 100 feet down the slope below a 50-foot sheer cliff. Sheriff's Detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

Due to the nature of the terrain, Deschutes County Search and Rescue was called out to recover the body. For safety reasons, that recovery was delayed until this morning. On Sunday, May 22nd, 21 Search and Rescue volunteers and two Special Services (SAR) deputies assisted investigators with recovering the body of the deceased. The recovery involved a ropes system to raise the body to the top of the canyon.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Detectives continue to investigate the vehicle incident in cooperation with other agencies, including the FBI, Warm Springs Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Both Johnson, Jr., 33, and Ms. Rhoan, age 30, were members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.
***Corrected Name*** Coos Bay Motorcyclist Killed In Highway 126 Crash - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/22/16 10:41 AM
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On May 21, 2016 at about 4:45PM OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger vehicle on Highway 126 near milepost 26 (7 miles west of Walton).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it failed to negotiate a sweeping right curve. The motorcyclist crossed the centerline and into the path of a westbound 1992 Lexus sedan where a collision occurred. The motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle and landed on the highway. The motorcycle traveled off the roadway where it caught fire.

The motorcyclist, Khris M SACKET, age 59, of Coos Bay, was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency personnel. The driver of the Lexus, Toby Lee GRAY, age 45, of Florence, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence.

Highway 126 was closed for about an hour while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Lane County Fire. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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Fort Vancouver National Trust raises over $123,000 at the 2016 Let's Take Flight! Fundraiser for Pearson Field Education Center (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/21/16 8:01 PM
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UPDATED RELEASE:
The Fort Vancouver National Trust held a fundraiser for the Pearson Field Education Center on Saturday, May 21, to benefit aviation education for youth in our community. The event raised over $123,000 from community members in attendance, in support of the non-profit aviation-based learning center.

Funds will be dedicated to the Pearson Field Education Center's STEM-based aviation education programs, which introduce students, and the public to potential careers in aviation through a curriculum steeped in the rich history of Pearson Field. Proceeds will support programs such as aviation summer camps and education resource fairs, open cockpit day events, school outreach programs, and free Open Saturdays in the learning lab.

The event was sponsored by Columbia Credit Union, NW Natural, and Neil Kelly. Motivational speaker, Jessica Cox, the first armless person to acquire a pilot's license, was keynote speaker. She remained on the premises after the event, to talk with attendees and sign her first book, Disarm your Limits.

Another event at Pearson Field Education Center, Open Cockpit Day, is next Saturday, May 28. It's a day of free aviation-related activities, and opportunities to climb into the cockpits of various aircraft. Pearson Field Education Center is located at the bottom of East Reserve Street, at 201A East Reserve Street, Vancouver WA 98661.

For more information about Pearson Field Education Center, please visit fortvan.org/AviationEducation or call Deborah Bessette at 360-992-1815.

The Pearson Field Education Center is a program of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit since 1998. Pearson Field Education Center delivers experiential, aviation-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for youth. It is open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for youth and families to enjoy free activities, such as glider building, flight simulation, and other educational aviation fun. Weeklong aviation summer camps begin June 28.

For more information about the Fort Vancouver National Trust, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.


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Attempted Homicide
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/16 5:38 PM
On 05/21/2016 at approximately 0130 hours, CCSO deputies responded to 9711 NE 115th Ct, Vancouver, Washington on a report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and discovered two shooting victims. Both victims were transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. Deputies took into custody, Ruben P Blancas (born in 1973). The Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit investigated the incident and booked Blancas on 2 counts of Attempted Murder and 2 counts of Burglary in the 1st degree. The incident is still under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit.
UPDATE #2: Death Investigation Underway in North Tabor Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/16 5:26 PM
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50-year-old Jorge Luis Sosa-Soler was booked into the Multnomah County Jail this afternoon by Homicide detectives on one count of Murder. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.

The victim, 31-year-old Yaritza Valdez-Almaguer, died of a single stab wound.

Homicide detectives learned that the victim and suspect were in a domestic relationship and had only recently moved to the United States from Cuba.

Detectives believe that Sosa-Soler stabbed Valdez-Almaguer, then cut himself with the knife, which required hospitalization and surgery before being released to detectives.

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

The Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) provides access to advocacy services, including confidential peer support, information and referrals to community resources. The PWCL 24 hour crisis line can be reached at 503-235-5333, or 1-888-235-5333.

Additional, web-based resources are available from Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Coordinator's office: http://web.multco.us/dv

The Portland Police Bureau's Domestic Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) provides officers and detectives with specialized training in the dynamics of domestic violence. This unit also operates jointly with Multnomah County's Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) on "high-lethality" cases of domestic violence (those cases with warning signs associated with the most severe and life-threatening cases of domestic violence).

Information on DVRU is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/35679

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

Information on The Gateway Center can be found at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/gatewaycenter/52837

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Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and are calling it a homicide. The victim is a woman, believed to be in her 30s.

The man transported from the scene by ambulance with serious injuries is in his 50s and he is a person of interest in the death. Preliminary information indicates that the two people were in a domestic relationship.

Based on the investigation so far, there is nothing to indicate that the public is at risk.

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On Friday May 20, 2016, at 1:15 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 6600 block of Northeast Glisan Street on the report of an assault.

As officers were responding to the scene they learned that a witness was reporting a deceased female and an injured male at the residence.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured male outside the residence. He has been transported to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

Officers checking inside the residence located a deceased female.

Based on the preliminary investigation, Homicide detectives are responding to the scene to begin an investigation.

Northeast Glisan Street is closed between approximately 62nd and 67th Avenues. Road users should utilize Halsey or Burnside as alternate routes.

Interested media should stage on Northeast Glisan Street at 62nd Avenue.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

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Officer Involved Shooting In Oregon City (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/21/16 5:15 PM
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UPDATE: Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 5:15 pm): Two video clips from the scene investigation can be viewed at this link:

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Oregon City, Oregon (May 21, 2016, 4:30 pm): On May 21, 2016 at about 1:40 pm, patrol officers from the Oregon City Police Department attempted a warrant service at a residence in the area of South 2nd St. and Tumwater Dr. in Oregon City, OR. The suspect resisted police officers attempting to serve the arrest warrant.

During the attempt to arrest, the suspect was shot. Officers reported this over the radio and additional police officers from surrounding agencies responded. The officers on scene immediately began rendering first aid to the suspect and requested paramedics respond for a gunshot wound to the suspect.

When paramedics from American Medical Response and Clackamas County Fire District 1 arrived they provided additional medical treatment for the suspect. Life Flight responded to the location, but the suspect was pronounced deceased while still at the scene.

A deputy medical examiner with the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene along with the Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crimes Team to investigate the incident.

The suspect's name will not be released at this time. This is to allow time for the investigation and the notifications for the next-of-kin. The suspect is a white male in his late 30's.

There were two Oregon City Police Officers involved in the initial incident. One police officer sustained minor injuries during the incident. He was treated for those minor injuries at an area hospital.

South 2nd Street between Hwy 99E and Tumwater Drive will be closed for several hours while investigators process the scene.


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Arson Unit Investigating Small Explosion at the Foster Fred Meyer Store
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/16 1:13 PM
On Saturday May 21, 2016, at 11:55 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Foster Fred Meyer store, located at 5253 Southeast 82nd Avenue, on the report that a small explosion occurred in one of the aisles of the store.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived and were directed to aisle 13 where the explosion occurred among the small travel size items were on display.

There were no injuries and no major damage to the store.

The Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded and confirmed that the explosion came as a result of a small explosive device.

Arson Investigators from Portland Fire & Rescue and the Portland Police Bureau are taking over the investigation, working closely with EDU bomb techs.

The store remains open and there is no indication of any continued risk to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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OSP Continuing Shooting Investigation - Linn County
Oregon State Police - 05/21/16 7:52 AM
On May 20, 2016 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to 906 Old Salem Road in Albany after receiving a call reporting a person with a gunshot wound was at the location.

Troopers arrived and discovered an adult male who had been shot and appeared to have a non-life threatening wound. The injured person was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Oregon State Police Criminal Division detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. No arrests have been made. The Oregon State Police was assisted by members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire Department and the Linn County District Attorney's Office.

This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash Near Wolf Creek - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 05/21/16 7:45 AM
On May 20th at about 10:30PM, OSP responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Lower Wolf Creek Road in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1985 Nissan pickup was traveling on Lower Wolf Creek Road when its operator, Corey Clifford Ray STEWARD, age 21 of Wolf Creek, lost control of the vehicle. The Nissan rolled four to five times before coming to rest on the south shoulder.

Wolf Creek Fire and Rescue and AMR responded to the scene and began medical treatment on STEWARD. Several people showed up at the scene and became confrontation to medical personnel prior to OSP arrival. All the subjects had left the area upon arrival of the Trooper.

While AMR was transporting STEWARD to the hospital, an unknown vehicle operating with its headlights off began to follow the ambulance. According to the ambulance crew, the vehicle began to harass the ambulance by tailgating and driving recklessly near it. As the original Trooper was on scene of the crash, OSP dispatched another Trooper to intercept the reckless driver. Prior to a Trooper being in position the suspicious vehicle turned around and the ambulance crews lost sight of it.

STEWARD was taken to Rouge Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Alcohol is being considered a contributing factor to the crash. It was also learned STEWARD had a suspended Oregon driver's license. This is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when it becomes available.
OSP Continuing Investigation After Triple Fatal Crash - Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/21/16 7:08 AM
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On Friday May 20th at about 7:30PM, a head-on crash occurred on O'Brien Road in Josephine County.

Preliminary information revealed a 1997 Subaru Legacy was eastbound on O'Brien Road from Highway 199 lost control on a corner and crossed the centerline (near Waldo Road). The Subaru struck an westbound Mazda Protégé head-on.

The driver of the Subaru, Tommy E DODSON, age 69, of Cave Junction was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Mazda, Michael T KENNEDY, age 62 and his passenger Tammy L BLIND, age 51 (both of O'Brien) were both pronounced deceased on scene. A dog in the Mazda was also killed.

Speed and alcohol consumption are being considered a contributing factor in the crash. Additionally it was discovered DODSON had a suspended Oregon driver's license. The roadway was closed for about 3 hours as the Troopers from the Grants Pass Office conducted their investigation. OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire. This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Cleaner caught stealing from Oregon City Residence (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/20/16 4:27 PM
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On May 20, 2016, at about 1000 HRS, Oregon City Police arrested 32-year-old Vancouver resident, Amanda R. Morgan, at the 11000 block of Maxwell Ct., Oregon City, OR for theft and possession of a controlled substance. Amanda Morgan works for The Cleaning Authority, a local cleaning company, and was suspected of stealing prescription medications from the Oregon City residence while she was supposed to be cleaning. With the cooperation from The Cleaning Authority and the Oregon City residents, Oregon City Police were able to capture the theft this morning using a hidden camera. Amanda Morgan was arrested leaving the residence without incident. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on three counts of 164.043-Theft III and three counts of 475.814 - PCS-Hydrocodone. Based on our investigation we believe there could possibly be more victims. If you have any information please contact the Oregon City Tip Line, 503- 496-1616, reference OCPD case # 16-1705.


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Centennial School District names Dr. Paul Coakley Interim Superintendent (Photo)
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/20/16 3:34 PM
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The Centennial School District announces the following leadership changes for the 2016-17 school year:

Paul E. Coakley, Ed.D., has been appointed as Interim Superintendent. He is currently the district's Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources. He will replace Sam Breyer, who is leaving the district June 30 to become the superintendent of Multnomah Educational Service District. Coakley joined the Centennial School District July 1, 2014. Prior to that he was the Assistant Superintendent and elementary school Principal in the Rainer School District.

James Owens, current Principal at Butler Creek Elementary School will step in as Interim Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources. Andrea Sande will become the Principal at Butler Creek Elementary School. She is currently Principal at Lynch Wood Elementary School.

Karen Weinert will take over as Principal at Lynch Meadows Elementary School for Christie Dudley, who is leaving for a position with the Oregon Department of Education. Weinert is the Principal at Parklane Elementary School.

The Centennial School District is in the process of hiring new principals for Lynch Wood and Parklane Elementary Schools.

Other administrative changes were announced in March. They include Angela Giuliano Hubbs as Director of Curriculum and Student Learning, Mairi Scott-Aguirre, Principal of Centennial High School and Sonia Nelson Carranza, Assistant Principal at Centennial Middle School.

The changes are effective as of July 1, 2016.

The Centennial School District bridges the cities of Portland and Gresham, and is made up of 10 schools -- a high school, middle school, seven elementary schools and an alternative school for high school students. The district serves approximately 6,300 students.


Attached Media Files: Paul E. Coakley, Ed.D.
Deputies On Scene of Commercial Vehicle Crash (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 3:24 PM
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The Sheriff's Office has determined that the commercial cement truck was negotiating a curve, struck two power poles and over turned. The truck is fully loaded and will require special equipment to remove it. In addition, power crews are on scene and will be replacing the two poles, restoring power to residents affected by the crash. PGE estimates the outage is affecting some 235 residents. The estimated outage and road closure is between 4 to 6 hours. We are asking travelers to please seek alternate routes.



Deputies are currently on scene and investigating a motor vehicle crash on River Road South. A commercial cement truck left the roadway and overturned, striking a power pole. The driver is uninjured but was trapped for several minutes until PGE could arrive and shut off the live power lines.

River Road South between Riverdale and Halls Ferry will be closed for several hours while the dump truck, power poles and down lines are removed from the roadway. Marion County Public Works is assisting with traffic control and setting a detour route. Sheriff's Office will update when the road reopens.


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Residential Burglar Steals Cremation Remains of One Victim's Mother, Wedding Ring of Another Victim's Grandmother
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/16 2:30 PM
On May 6, 2016, at 9:30 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a burglary at a residence in the 6800 block of Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victims who told police that sometime during the day, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., someone broke into the home and stole several items.

One victim was missing a jar of cash, earned as tips during her job as a bartender, and her grandmother's diamond ring.

The other victim was missing an iPad mini and a small, red felt bag containing some of her mother's cremation ashes. The victim thought the suspect might have mistaken the ashes for drugs.

Officers checked the neighborhood and spoke to area residents who did not report seeing anything suspicious.

There is no suspect information in this case.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the location of the missing items should send information to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov or anonymously turn them in at any police facility, reference Portland Police Bureau Case #16-143422.

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Driver arrested in Waldport on several charges following suspicious vehicle contact
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 2:24 PM
On May 19, 2016 at approximately 1:17am, Lincoln County Sheriff's Sergeant Adam Shanks located a suspicious vehicle illegally parked on NW Seafarer Court off of Highway 101 north of Waldport, Oregon. As Sergeant Shanks attempted to contact the occupants, the vehicle fled westbound into the Seafarer Court residential area.

Sergeant Shanks pursued the vehicle which drove recklessly through the neighborhood, striking and damaging private property at a residence in the 2700 Block, before coming to a stop in the middle of the roadway. A female passenger exited the vehicle and was detained, however, the driver refused to comply with verbal commands and additional units were dispatched to assist.

The Newport Police Department along with additional Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene. Negotiation attempts with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 45 year old Depoe Bay resident Sean Michael Rieschel, continued for over an hour without success. On scene deputies and officers attempted to force entry into the vehicle by breaking a rear door window to gain access. Rieschel drove away from the scene and proceeded to drive recklessly in the neighborhood before crashing his vehicle into a large stump on a vacant private lot, disabling it. The driver fled from the vehicle on foot prior to officer arrival. A search of the area for Rieschel was unsuccessful.

At approximately 9:30am, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Ballentine located Rieschel in front of the Baymart Store on NW Bayshore Drive and took him into custody. Rieschel was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital where he was evaluated by health professionals and then lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on one count each of the following charges:

Reckless driving, Recklessly endangering another, Fail to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged, Criminal mischief II, Attempt to elude in a vehicle, Attempt to elude on foot, and Interfering with a peace officer. Rieschel's bail was set at $140,000.



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Adam Shanks, Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Division
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, Oregon 97365
ashanks@co.lincoln.or.us
(541) 265-0683Office
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility to sponsor career fair (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/20/16 2:12 PM
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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville will be hosting a career fair on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CCCF is currently recruiting for a variety of career opportunities.

Professionals in security, food service, physical plant, counseling, mental and medical health, and administrative support will be available to discuss the qualifications and skills needed for these areas of interest. Attendees may also receive assistance with applications, register for testing, and take tours of the facility.

Those wishing to attend will need to bring valid photo identification. Attendees may not wear blue denim, camouflage, or suggestive clothing. Cell phones and cell phone connectable watches cannot be taken inside the facility.

CCCF is located at 24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road in Wilsonville. For information about the career fair call (503) 570-6412.

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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Attached Media Files: Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Lou Savage to lead Oregon Workers' Compensation Division
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 05/20/16 1:42 PM
(Salem) -- Lou Savage is the new administrator for the Workers' Compensation Division, Department of Consumer and Business Services Director Patrick Allen announced today.

Savage replaces long-time administrator John Shilts, who retired in December 2015.

The division oversees the workers' compensation system, to ensure injured workers receive the benefits they need to recover while keeping costs low for employers.

Savage recently returned to Oregon after spending two and a half years providing consulting and training on law reform issues to attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. A member of the Oregon State Bar, he has spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. He served as Oregon insurance commissioner from 2012 to 2013 and directed DCBS' legislative activity as senior policy advisor from 2003 to 2012. Before joining the state, Savage served as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressman Ron Wyden's office. He also spent 10 years in private law practice.

"We are thrilled to have Lou back at DCBS in this important role," Allen said. "His depth of experience in worker and business issues and strong ability to bring people together and build consensus will help our workers' compensation system continue its history of success and innovation."

Oregon employers pay, on average, the eighth lowest workers' compensation premium rates in the nation. Rates have stayed low while the average benefits paid to or on behalf of workers have increased.

Savage has a law degree from Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon.

"I am looking forward to working closely with workers, businesses, and other stakeholders to build on Oregon's workers' compensation success story and address the emerging needs of Oregon's changing workplaces," Savage said.

Savage's appointment is effective immediately. He has been serving as acting administrator since January.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit dcbs.oregon.gov.
VA Veterans Town Hall & Claims Clinic - 26 May in Portland and at 6 clinics (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 05/20/16 1:41 PM
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Veterans, family members, interested community members, and members of the media are invited to join Portland area VA leaders and staff for a VETERANS TOWN HALL and Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Claims Clinic on Thursday, May 26, at the Portland VA Medical Center auditorium. The address is 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239 on the 2nd floor in building 100.

A Claims Clinic starts at 4 p.m. with both VBA and VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) staff who can answer specific Veteran questions and address issues about benefits or health care. The Veterans Town Hall runs from 5 -- 6:30 p.m. and is co-hosted by VAPORHCS & VBA Portland Regional Office Directors.

Veterans can also attend the 5 p.m. VETERANS TOWN HALL by video teleconference at the Bend, Salem, N. Coast, West Linn, Hillsboro, The Dalles CBOCs. The clinic locations can be found on the VAPORHCS Web site at http://www.portland.va.gov/locations/index.asp.

Contact the Public Affairs Office with any questions at (503) 402-2975 or by email at VHAPOR-PublicAffairs@med.va.gov


Attached Media Files: VAPORHCS Logo , VA Town Hall
Pick-Up truck strikes house and cars in Battle Ground (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 05/20/16 1:39 PM
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The Battle Ground Police Department and Clark County Fire District 3 responded to an incident this morning involving a pick-up truck that struck several objects along NW 9th St. in Battle Ground.

Just before 10 am, a resident located in the 100 block of NW 9th St called 9-1-1 to report a pick-up truck had pulled into the home's driveway, struck its garage door and drove away. Additional callers to 9-1-1 reported seeing a pick-up truck hit a pole on NW 9th St. and finally, several cars in the staff parking lot/bus turn-around area between Chief Umtuch Middle and Captain Strong Primary Schools located at 700 NW 9th St.

When police and fire personnel arrived at the scene in the school parking lot, they found the pick-up truck with a woman inside. Damage to the truck was such that fire personnel needed to cut the vehicle open to remove the woman. She was then transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Fortunately, there were no other injuries reported. There was damage to a residential garage door and 6 cars that were parked in the school's parking lot.

Janet M. Williams, DOB 07-10-1942, of Battle Ground, has been identified as the driver of the truck. Battle Ground Police Department is conducting a full investigation into the incident.


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Bike thief caught stealing from front porch
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/20/16 1:13 PM
On May 20, 2016, at about 0218 HRS, an unidentified male suspect walked onto the porch of a residence on the 1000 block of 11th St, Oregon City, OR and stole a bicycle from the porch. The victim's surveillance camera caught the suspect stealing the $1,500 bicycle. Oregon City Police are seeking assistance with locating the bicycle and identifying the suspect. If you have any information regarding the bicycle or the suspect please contact the Oregon City Tip Line, 503- 496-1616, reference OCPD case # 16-1704.

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2016 K9 Trials Announcement (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 12:17 PM
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K9 Chase Defends "Top Dog" Title at the 11th Annual K9 Trials

On June 4, 2016, the public is invited to watch the 11th Annual Washington County Sheriff's Office and Police K9 Trials. Brian MacMillan from KPTV Fox 12 is scheduled to emcee this event. The event is from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Stadium (4450 NW 229th Ave, Hillsboro) and is free to the public. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., K9 teams will compete in the following events:

?,? Area Searches for Suspects and Evidence
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?,? Handler (Officer) Protection

K9 Teams competing this year are from: Washington, Clatsop and Multnomah County Sheriff's Offices, Sherwood, Beaverton, Hillsboro and Springfield Police Departments and Portland Police Bureau.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three dogs in each event, with the Top Dog designation awarded to the dog with the overall fastest time in all six events. Washington County Sheriff Deputy Zaugg and K9 Chase will be defending their 2015 Top Dog title.

The event also features a Safety Fair that includes bicycle safety, dog safety and emergency vehicle display. Safety fair participants are: Washington County Sheriff's Office special teams, Washington County Sheriff's Office Foundation, Hillsboro Fire Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Tigard Police Department, United States Coast Guard Lifeflight, Metro West Ambulance and Washington County Land Use and Transportation.

Sponsors include Krav Maga Global NorthWest, Bethany Family Pet Clinic, Impact Signs Company, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital, Pet Barn and Unleashed by Petco.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, please leave your pets at home. Attendees are encouraged to bring bags or cans of premium dog or cat food that will be donated to Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro.

More about the Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit:

The Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit responds to approximately 500 incidents each year. To help ensure a high rate of success and longevity, new canines are specially bred and trained. Each handler and dog must complete a minimum of 400 hours of training and pass the Oregon Police Canine Association Standards prior to being deployed. Like all Sheriff's Office K9 teams, these dogs will live with the deputy and their family when not at work. The K9 Unit participates in public demonstrations every year, for more information please call 503-846-2700.


Attached Media Files: Trials Flier , PDF Announcement , Photo of K9 Chase
Salem Health can provide cost estimates within three days
Salem Health - 05/20/16 12:06 PM
Salem Health can provide a cost estimate for hospital services for a scheduled procedure within three business days. Community members interested in learning the potential costs for services provided at Salem Health can call 503-581-1747. For services provided through Salem Health's West Valley locations the number to call for estimates is 503-581-7537. Once the caller has provided all the relevant information, staff in the billing and financial assistance office will work to provide them this good faith estimate.

This service helps uninsured or out-of-network patients to understand their potential costs for services provided at the hospital. Most insured patients, however, will find more useful information on costs by contacting their insurer, who can provide specific estimates based on their particular plan.

"We at Salem Health are committed to providing our community with the best service possible, from the highest quality medical care, to the best understanding of what hospital services might cost," said Cheryl Wolfe, president and chief executive officer. "We believe that by pledging to turn an estimate around in three business days, we are helping our potential patients with useful information in a timely manner."

"Kudos to Salem Health for enacting this patient-friendly policy," said Philip Schmidt, associate vice president for public affairs at the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. "Oregon's hospital community is deeply committed to a top-notch patient experience. By providing useful cost estimates in advance, Salem Health is continuing to fulfill that commitment."

Salem Health reminds patients that the best way to make informed health care decisions is still in consultation with their medical professional team. For a complete understanding of out-of-pocket expenses, those with insurance should consult with their insurer.


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.
Monitoring shows metals above air quality targets near Precision Castparts
Oregon Health Authority - 05/20/16 12:04 PM
EDITORS: Brian Boling, DEQ laboratory program manager, and David Farrer, OHA toxicologist, are available today between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to discuss air monitoring results. Contact their agencies' communications staffers to set up an interview.

May 20, 2016

Media contacts:
Jennifer Flynt, DEQ, 503-730-5924, flynt.jennifer@deq.state.or.us
Jonathan Modie, OHA, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Monitoring shows metals above air quality targets near Precision Castparts
Agencies find nickel, hexavalent chromium, arsenic above health-based goals

The first set of data from an air monitor placed near industrial manufacturer Precision Castparts Corp. in southeast Portland show levels of heavy metals nickel, hexavalent chromium and arsenic above health-protective air quality goals.

The data is the first of 35-day monitoring results from one of three monitors the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality set up at Southeast 45th Avenue and Southeast Harney Drive, just northwest of Precision Castparts. The data show arsenic levels were more than four times above the health-based target--ambient benchmark concentration--for the metal, although still within what's found in urban environments (urban background) for the area, while nickel was almost two times above target, and hexavalent chromium was just over one time above target.

Though the levels of the metals are above health-based target concentrations, they are below Oregon 24-hour screening levels, so there is no indication of an immediate public health threat, according to a toxicologist at the Oregon Health Authority. They also do not indicate the need for any special precautions on the part of residents in the area.

Oregon 24-hour screening levels, short-term concentrations below which immediate health effects are not expected to occur, are 200 ng/m3 for nickel, 36 ng/m3 for arsenic and 36 ng/m3 for hexavalent chromium. Comparison values for metals in air are at: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/TrackingAssessment/EnvironmentalHealthAssessment/Documents/metals/comparison-values-metals-in-air.pdf.

The following table link lists the 35-day average concentrations compared with what's expected in urban environments (urban background), and the health-based target (ambient benchmark); data are listed in nanograms per cubic meter, or ng/m3:

Table: http://1.usa.gov/1U5t15R

The company has informed DEQ that as of May 16 it has installed additional pollution control devices, including four HEPA filters and one baghouse. These supplement the existing 32 baghouses and two HEPA filters. The data being reported today is for between March 30 and May 4.

The data from two additional monitors placed near Precision Castparts will be available in mid-June. Air monitoring is continuing daily, and the devices are operated 24 hours a day. Data that is complete will continue to be released as it is available.

An interagency group that includes DEQ and Oregon Health Authority is releasing today's data as part of the Cleaner Air Oregon initiative to align industrial air toxics regulations with human health. More information about Cleaner Air Oregon can be found at http://CleanerAir.Oregon.gov.
Operation Chill: Free Slurpee for Kids Exhibiting Good Behavior (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/16 12:00 PM
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Each year, 7-Eleven, Inc. helps thousands of local police officers recognize the good guys, specifically the young ones. For the 21st year, 7-Eleven is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the country to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons through Operation Chill, its popular community-service program.

Portland Police Bureau officers have free Slurpee coupons available for a limited time for young people exhibiting good behavior and who have a conversation with a police officer.

Operation Chill was developed by 7-Eleven to positively reward and encourage good behavior by kids. 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 areas where 7-Eleven operates stores.

Operation Chill began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to give law enforcement officers a positive reason to interact with children and teens and expanded to cities across the country.

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Agencies Release Study of 'West-Wide' Energy Corridors
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/20/16 11:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) today released a study that provides a foundation for upcoming regional reviews of energy corridors on western public lands to assess the need for revisions and provide greater public input regarding areas that may be well suited for transmission siting. The regional reviews will begin with priority corridors in southern California, southern Nevada and western Arizona, and provide more opportunities for collaboration with the public and Federal, Tribal, state and local governmental stakeholders.

The study examines whether the energy corridors established under Section 368(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 are achieving their purpose to promote environmentally responsible corridor-siting decisions and to reduce the proliferation of dispersed rights-of-way crossing Federal lands. With the aim of encouraging more efficient and effective use of the corridors, the study establishes baseline data and presents opportunities and challenges for further consideration during the periodic regional reviews that BLM and USFS will conduct.

The corridors address a national concern by fostering long-term, systematic planning for energy transport development in the West; providing industry with a coordinated and consistent interagency permitting process; and establishing practicable measures to avoid or minimize environmental harm from future development within the corridors. Section 368(a) directed several federal agencies to designate corridors on federal lands in the 11 contiguous western states to provide linear pathways for siting oil, gas and hydrogen pipelines and high voltage transmission and distribution facilities. The contiguous states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

The BLM, USFS, and DOE, among others, undertook an unprecedented landscape scale effort, including a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, starting in 2006 and completed in 2009, that designated nearly 6,000 miles of corridors, issuing two Records of Decisions and associated land use plan amendments

As required by a 2012 Settlement Agreement that resolved litigation about the corridors identified, the BLM, USFS and DOE established an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explain how the agencies will review the Section 368 (a) corridors on a regional basis. The MOU, signed in June 2013, describes the interagency process for conducting the reviews, the types of information and data to be considered, and the process for incorporating resulting recommendations in BLM and USFS land use plans.

The full-text of the corridor study is available online at:
http://corridoreis.anl.gov

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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


Attached Media Files: Agencies Release Study of ‘West-Wide’ Energy Corridors
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 05/20/16 11:03 AM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606
DPSST Fire Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/20/16 10:43 AM
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317
Contact: Kristina Follis Mwepu
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting on, May 25, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910
If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.


Agenda Items:
1. Minutes
Approve August 26, 2015 meeting minutes

2. OAR 259-009-0087- Proposed Rule: Accreditation of Fire Service Agency Training Programs
Presented by Julie Olsen-Fink

3. Draft R-1 Form
Presented by Julie Olsen-Fink

4. OAR 259-009-0070- Proposed Rule Change: Updates rule language to provide clarification
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. OAR 259-009-0010, 259-009-0059, 259-009-0062- Proposed Rule Change: Personnel/Agency Form
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Colby McCormick #F08057- Fire Certifications
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Jamus Quintana #F28458- NFPA Fire Fighter I Certification, Eligibility Determination
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Robert Norris #F25799- NFPA Fire Fighter 1, Fire Fighter Type 2, and NFPA Apparatus
Drive/Operator Certifications, Eligibility Determination
Presented by Kristen Hibberds



9. Aaron Bentley #F22508- NFPA Driver and NFPA Fire Fighter 1
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

10. Mark James Burns- Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Wall Nomination
Presented by Eriks Gabliks

11. Next scheduled FPC meeting -- August 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/20/16 10:31 AM
Notice of The Charter Renewal Sub-Committee Meeting May 26, 2016 5:30pm
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/20/16 10:26 AM
Notice of The Budget Sub-Committee Meeting May 26, 2016 6:30pm
2016 Rose Festival Princesses Enter Their Final Judged Event
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 05/20/16 10:25 AM
After weeks of "Excessive Celebration" the 15 princess of the Rose Festival will have their final judged event prior to Queen selection.

"Excessive Celebration" is the theme of the Rose Festival this year. As part of the festival, the Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs sponsors this luncheon and Q&A session. The princesses, representing local area high schools and communities, will be asked several questions and must give their impromptu answers in front of judges and business leaders. Immediately following the luncheon, judges meet in a closed door session and decide on the 2016 Queen of Rosaria.

The selection and coronation will be announced just before the Grand Floral Parade, Saturday morning June 11th.

Event is: Thursday, June 2nd from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, at the Doubletree Hotel - Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland. Luncheon is open to the public. Media is welcomed. Please let us know in advance to help make photo/interview arrangements.

Schools & Princesses in order of selection:
St. Mary's Academy - Emily Jayne
Grant High School - Olivia Wolfe
Roosevelt High School - Katie Johnston
Central Catholic High School - Mariella Fischer
Parkrose High School - Melissa Ibrahim
David Douglas High School - Stephanie Vo
Jefferson High School - Bryana Hanks
Franklin High School - Abby Freimark
Cleveland High School - Kaytlin Gaines
Lincoln High School - Helena Raposo
Madison High School - Abigail Reyes-Santiago
Metro West/ Westview High School - Arianna Webb
Metro East / Centennial High School - Grace Ramstad
Wilson High School - Estee Emlen
Benson Polytechnic High School - Cynthia Aguilar-Arizmendi

The luncheon is $35.00 per person or a table of 8 $280.00. Tickets are available in advance until May 26th. For tickets contact Diana Richardson, 503-246-5696
Beaverton BOLD Program Welcomes Congresswoman Bonamici (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/20/16 10:08 AM
The Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program will welcome Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) at the final BOLD training this year on Saturday, May 21. The BOLD program is designed to help immigrants, refugees, and communities of
The Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program will welcome Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) at the final BOLD training this year on Saturday, May 21. The BOLD program is designed to help immigrants, refugees, and communities of
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program will welcome a visit this Saturday from U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01). The final training of this year's BOLD program will take place on Saturday, May 21, at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way. Participants will kick off a full day of workshops with Bonamici's visit.


Congresswoman Bonamici's visit highlights the significance of the program and the work that Beaverton is doing to engage and support immigrants, refugees, and communities of color.


"Beaverton is a leader in encouraging civic engagement and leadership among immigrants, refugees, and people of color," said Congresswoman Bonamici. "Diversity and our acceptance of people from around the world make our communities strong and vibrant. The graduates of the BOLD program will invest their hard work, talents, and ideas in our community, and we will all benefit from having people in leadership roles who can speak from experience about the needs of communities of color, immigrants, and refugees."


BOLD is held each spring and is specifically designed for immigrants, refugees and people of color to learn leadership development skills and civic engagement. The program exposes participants to the fundamentals of community leadership, cross-cultural organizing, the structure of local government, and ways to get involved. Participants of the program have the opportunity to meet the mayor and city councilors during the program, and this year will have the added bonus of meeting a federal elected official.


"We're very proud to invest in our community through the BOLD program," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "Representative Bonamici's visit is an important highlight for participants and a message that word of the program's successes is spreading."


Many graduates of the BOLD program have gone on to serve on city boards and in other leadership positions in the community, as well as act as ambassadors to their communities. The program is a successful partnership between the city of Beaverton and the local nonprofit Unite Oregon, formerly known as the Center for Intercultural Organizing.


For more information about BOLD, contact Alexis Ball, equity outreach coordinator at 503-526-2503 or aball@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office, Molalla Fire respond to house fire w/ two fatalities on Leabo Rd; Victim Names (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/16 9:14 AM
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Family notifications have been completed in the double fatality fire on Leabo Road. The fatalities are identified as:

Ross, Philip Halord 11-9-27

McGraw, Joshua Daniel 8-3-89

The cause of death in both cases is believed to be a combination of factors associated with the fire. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the origin of the fire.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m.)

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the fire scene -- and have now turned the fire-scene investigation over to the Oregon State Fire Marshal and Molalla Fire.

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EARLIER (Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:12 a.m.)

This morning (Thursday, May 19, 2016), Molalla Fire personnel and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a house fire with two fatalities on the 13800 block of S. Leabo Rd. in Molalla.

Information is still developing on the fire. Updates to come.

Media staging area is the Molalla RFPD Fire Station 85 at S. Sawtell Rd. and S. Hibbard Rd. in Molalla. Map to location: https://goo.gl/maps/SMajGcRSCsM2

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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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County advisory group to state forestry will meet May 26, testimony for Board of Forestry on agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/20/16 9:04 AM
A group of county commissioners representing Oregon counties where state forestlands are located will meet May 26 in Salem.

Items on the Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee agenda include an overview of the agenda for the June 8, 2016 Board of Forestry meeting and discussion on drafting testimony related to proposed policy option packages and a Gilchrist State Forest land exchange proposal.

Commissioners will meet via conference call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and members of the public can attend in person in the Santiam Room, Building D at the Oregon Department of Forestry campus, 2600 State St., in Salem. An opportunity for public comment will be provided and recorded audio will be available following the meeting.

The FTLAC is a legally mandated committee of county commissioners representing counties that deeded lands to the state. The committee advises the Board of Forestry on matters in which counties may have a role related to forestland managed by ODF. This collaborative relationship between county governments and ODF has existed since 1986.

The FTLAC is made up of seven members representing the 15 counties that have state forestland within their county boundaries. The counties include: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Washington.

Learn more about the FTLAC and ongoing collaboration facilitated by the state:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/FTLAC.aspx

Learn more about ODF's $54.9 million annual contribution in 2015 to county governments and other state forest management accomplishments:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Documents/WorkingForests/2015CFTLCAnnualReport.pdf

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Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for May 25, 2016
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/20/16 8:56 AM
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. Reports to be presented at this meeting include: the Lynch View Elementary School Building Report, the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Report, the Recruiting and Retention Report, and the Superintendent's Report.

Along with confirming en masse various confirmation items, the Board will consider the following board action items:
7.2.1 - Consider Revised Policy BBFA - Board Member Ethics and Conflicts of Interest;
7.2.2 - Consider Revised Policy BBFB - Board Member Ethics and Nepotism;
7.2.3 - Consider Revised Policy BFD - Board Policy Implementation; and
7.2.4 - Consider Revised Policy KL - Public Complaints.

The complete board packet for this meeting is available on the School Board page of the Centennial School District website (www.csd28j.org).
Deceased Baby Investigation Remains Unsolved After Three Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-13 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/20/16 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in determining how a deceased newborn baby ended up in a recycling center three years ago.

The investigation started on Tuesday May 28, 2013, at 8:33 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to EFI Recycling, located at 4325 North Commerce Street, on the report that a person discovered human remains among recycling items.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the body of a full-term (or nearly full-term) African American or mixed-race baby girl with the umbilical cord still attached. Based on the autopsy results, detectives believe that the baby was born within a few days of the discovery.

EFI Recycling cooperated with detectives to determine how the baby ended up at the recycling center but no solid leads developed through the investigation. Homicide detectives received numerous tips about the case but none of them have led to the identification of the baby's mother or how the baby came to be at the recycling center.

Detectives want to hear from anyone with information about this case. The mother of the baby may need or have sought medical attention shortly after the birth.

In 2013, detectives released a photo of the baby's hand and foot prints as part the plea for information.

Oregon has a "safe haven" law that allows for parents to anonymously leave a child at an authorized facility. To learn more about the law, please visit http://safehaven.tv/states/oregon/Oregon_Safe_Haven_Law.pdf

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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Pedestrian Safety Detail
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/20/16 7:42 AM
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Monday, May 23, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and it will be conducted at the intersection of SW 4th St. and SW Watson Ave.

This detail will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded it's your lane plus six feet. Stop for the pedestrian, who must clear the lane you're turning into and at least 6 feet of the next lane, before you proceed.

The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian's movement.

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

Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk safety. https://youtu.be/KzexhlX73W8
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UPDATE w/ B-ROLL LINK -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/16 5:41 PM
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UPDATE (Thursday, May 19, 2016) -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME

Today (Thursday, May 19, 2016), the dog rescued from a cliff on May 8 by our Marine Unit found a new home.

The dog -- appropriately named "Cliff" by employees at Clackamas County Dog Services -- was picked up by his new owners today.

After searching for any current owner for Cliff, Clackamas County Dog Services put him up for adoption. He quickly found a new home thanks to Mikayla and Reggie, who kindly let us film the pickup and interview them on Facebook Live here (apologies for the sound issue, but video is usable):

https://www.facebook.com/385638251522068/videos/vb.385638251522068/1015525725199981/?type=2&theater

A few seconds of additional B-roll of Cliff during the pickup can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lurhco320q3t97x/2016-05-19%20Cliff%20B-roll.mp4?dl=0

Photos of Cliff and his new owners are attached. We're delighted this story has a happy ending.

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EARLIER (May 8, 2016) -- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner

At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a dog in distress and stuck on a cliff on the Clackamas River, about one mile downriver from Barton Park.

A passing rafter on the river located the dog and called 911 -- stating the dog was about 30 feet down on a 100-foot-tall cliff.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol launched their boat at Carver Park and drove upriver, where they located the dog.

The dog had somehow managed to get stuck on the steep cliff, and was unable to climb back up or climb down.

Sheriff's Office deputies had to climb the very steep and slippery embankment to rescue the dog. The Sheriff's Office was then able bring the dog safely down to the river's edge, where they were able to load it onto the boat and bring it safely to the boat launch.

The Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the owner of the dog -- without success -- by checking with numerous residents along SE. Hwy 224 between the town of Carver and Barton Park.

The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to find the dog's rightful owner.

The dog is described as an older male, large build, possibly a Rottweiler and Blue Heeler mix with no collar. Photos of the dog are attached.

The dog was transported to the Clackamas County Dog Shelter.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Dog Services are seeking the public's help. If you know the dog or know the owners please have them contact Clackamas County Dog Services at 503-655-8628 or the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at 503-785-5000.

Please refer to CCSO Case # 16-12413.

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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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Monday, May 23, 2016, Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda & Retiree Social
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 4:50 PM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, May 23, 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 recognize several outstanding individuals. Receive reports from the Associated Student Body, Superintendent's Office, School Improvement, Technology, Human Resources, Students Services and the Business Office. Take action on Consent Agenda and the Superintendent's contract. 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.
Please also join us for the annual Retiree Social & Recognition 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m in the Boardroom!
Verdict Rendered in the 2014 Shooting of a Klamath County Deputy
Oregon State Police - 05/19/16 4:45 PM
On August 27, 2014, Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber was shot multiple times while conducting a traffic stop in Klamath Falls. The Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate the shooting. The following day, William Jack PARKERSON, age 31, from Klamath Falls, was taken into custody for shooting Deputy Weber.

The trial began on May 10, 2016 and concluded on May 18, 2016. The jury deliberated for approximately 30 minutes before returning with a guilty verdict. PARKERSON was convicted of Attempted Aggravated Murder and Assault 1.

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Gladstone Announces New Police Chief
Gladstone Police - 05/19/16 4:42 PM
The City of Gladstone, Oregon is proud to announce the permanent appointment of Jeff Jolley as Chief of Police. Jolley has been with the Gladstone Police Department since September of 2012 and held the positions of Sergeant and Lieutenant before being named Interim Police Chief in April of 2015. He is also a member of the Gladstone/Oak Grove Rotary.
Prior to Gladstone, Jolley was a member of the Bountiful, Utah Police Department for 22 years and promoted through the ranks to the position of Sergeant/Watch Commander. He is an experienced firearms instructor, SWAT team member, and school resource officer. Jolley also served as a military police officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2002-2013 and was deployed overseas twice. Jolley holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Management from the University of Utah, and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
"Sometimes the best candidate is right in front of you," said Gladstone City Administrator Eric Swanson. "In addition to his impressive experience and credentials, Jeff is well regarded and respected by Gladstone police officers and neighboring law enforcement agencies, and has built positive relationships with other City departments and community stakeholders."
Jolley will be formally sworn in as Chief of Police at the Gladstone City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14th.


Attached Media Files: Gladstone Police Chief Jeff Jolley
Shooting Investigation Ongoing in Grants Pass - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 05/19/16 3:23 PM
On May 18, 2016 at approximately 9:18 a.m., the Josephine County Sheriff's office responded to 1081 Palomino Drive, Grants Pass, in response to a 911 caller reporting there had been a shooting at that location.

Deputies arrived and discovered an adult male had been shot and appeared to have a non-life threatening wound. After calling for medical assistance for the injured adult male and securing the scene, the Sheriff's Office requested assistance from Oregon State Police (OSP) Major Crime detectives. The adult male was subsequently treated and released at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass.

OSP detectives arrived and investigated throughout the day. No arrests have been made and the investigation in ongoing.

The agencies involved in this investigation are the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, and Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Battle Ground Public Schools announces administrative changes (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 3:18 PM
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Battle Ground Public Schools announces several administrative changes for the 2016-17 school year, including principals, assistant principals and directors. The administrators will begin their new positions July 1.

Principals
Brian Amundson is taking over as principal at Tukes Valley Middle School for Diana Harris, who is retiring. Amundson is currently the dean of students at Jemtegaard Middle School in Washougal, where he has served since 2013. Before that he was a social studies and history teacher at Washougal High School. Amundson has a master of science in education degree from Walden University and a bachelor of arts degree from Central Washington University.

Matt Kauffman will take the helm of Daybreak Primary School replacing Jill Dutchess, who is retiring. Kauffman has been the assistant principal of Yacolt Primary since 2014. Before that he was a reading intervention specialist at Anderson Elementary School and a first and third grade teacher at Washington and Chinook elementary schools in Vancouver. He has a master of education degree and a bachelor of science in social science from Portland State University.

Angela Knight is transferring to Captain Strong Primary School, where she will take over the principal position from Michael Michaud, who is going to Pleasant Valley Primary. Knight has been the assistant principal of Tukes Valley Primary since 2013. Prior to that she was a instructional coach at Hearthwood Elementary and a first grade teacher at Orchards Elementary, both in the Evergreen Public Schools district. Knight has a masters in education from Washington State University and a bachelor of arts degree from Central Washington University.

Assistant Principals
Jason Castro will be the athletic director and assistant principal at Prairie High School. He is replacing Andy Schoonover, who is going to be the assistant principal at Pleasant Valley Middle. Castro is currently an administrative intern and principal designee at R.A. Long and Kelso high schools. He has taught at Kelso and R.A. Long high schools and also served as a football, basketball and baseball coach. He has a master's degree in Civil War history from American Public University and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Linfield College.

Andy Schoonover is taking over the assistant principal position at Pleasant Valley Middle School for Steve Hoskins, who is retiring. Schoonover is currently the athletic director and assistant principal at Prairie High School. Before that he taught social studies and Lewisville Middle and Battle Ground High schools, served as a basketball and football coach and was the assistant principal of Chief Umtuch Middle School. Schoonover has a master's degree from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree in social studies education from Washington State University.

April Vonderharr will be the assistant principal at Amboy Middle School. She is replacing Steve Michaelis, who is retiring. Vonderharr is currently an administrative intern at Amboy Middle School. Prior to that she has been a primary school teacher in the district. Vonderharr has master's and bachelor's degrees from Washington State University.

Anna Leeper is taking over as the assistant principal of Tukes Valley Primary School for Angela Knight, who is going to Captain Strong Primary. Leeper is currently a moderate disabilities and life skills teacher at Butler Acres Elementary School in Kelso. She also has been a resource teacher at Huntington Middle School in Kelso. Leeper has a master's degree from Concordia University and a bachelor's degree from the City University of Seattle.

Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray will be the assistant principal at Yacolt Primary. She is taking over for Matt Kauffman, who is moving to Daybreak Primary. Tsugawa-Murray is currently an associate administrator at Woodland Intermediate School. Prior to that she was a teacher at the school. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Concordia University and master's degrees in mathematics education from Western Governor's University.

District Administration
Shelly Whitten will be the director of Human Resources, a position that has been vacant for multiple years. Whitten is currently the director of instructional leadership for secondary education. Before that she was a principal at Daybreak and Chief Umtuch middle schools, an assistant principal at La Center Elementary, and a teacher in Battle Ground, La Center and Central Valley school districts. Whitten has a master of education degree from Washington State University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Central Washington University.

Annie Lamberto is going to be the assistant director of Special Services, a new position in the district. Lamberto is currently a Special Services Resource Room teacher at Prairie High School, where she has taught since 2005. Before that she was a special education teacher at the middle school level. Lamberto is a National Board Certified exceptional needs specialist with a master of education degree from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Angela Allen will be the director of instructional leadership for secondary education. She is replacing Shelly Whitten, who is transferring to human resources. Allen is currently the principal of Monticello Middle School in Longview. She has also worked as an assistant principal, dean of students and teacher in Longview, Kelso and Evergreen. Allen has a master's degree in education and a bachelor of science degree in biology, both from Washington State University.


Attached Media Files: Angela Knight , Matt Kauffman , Brian Amundson
Commercial Truck Driver Arrested for DUII on Interstate 5 near French Prairie Rest Area - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/19/16 2:55 PM
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested Stephen Augustus ROHAN, age 35, from Salem, who was operating a set of doubles (commercial motor vehicle) for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and other traffic-related offenses following an early Tuesday morning citizen's reported driving complaint.

Preliminary information indicates that on May 17th, 2016, at 5:40 a.m., OSP Northern Command Center Dispatch was notified of a driving complaint about a commercial truck pulling a set of doubles, traveling southbound on Interstate 205 near milepost 7, of failing to drive within a single lane and varying its speed. OSP troopers located the semi and stopped the vehicle on Interstate 5, near milepost 285 southbound (French Prairie Rest Area) and identified the driver as ROHAN.

Subsequent investigation led to ROHAN's arrest and citation for DUII-Controlled Substances, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver in possession of a controlled substance (PCS), CMV driver in possession of alcohol and he was lodged at the Clackamas County Correctional Facility.

Suspected controlled substances were seized and PCS charges are pending crime lab results.

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Hillsboro School District Hosts Second Annual Proud to be HSD Festival
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 2:53 PM
Join us for a showcase of student talent and achievement on Saturday, May 21, in downtown Hillsboro

May 19, 2016, Hillsboro, OR -- Hillsboro School District is pleased to announce its second annual Proud to be HSD Festival, taking place in conjunction with the Hillsboro Farmers Market on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Hillsboro.

The event serves as a celebration and showcase of the breadth and depth of Hillsboro students' talents and achievements, and also provides an opportunity to highlight the various educational programs available in our schools.

"The primary goal is to have our entire community--especially the seventy percent of community members who don't currently have kids in school--see all the great things our students are learning and experiencing, and come away feeling great about our schools, students, and future workforce," explains District Communications Director Beth Graser.

Some highlights of the event include:
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and College and Career Pavilion -- 2nd & Main. The STEAM area will feature robotics demonstrations, science experiments, art projects, and activities. The College and Career area will feature student presenters from our four high schools talking about their participation in coursework ranging from business and marketing to engineering to child services and more.
Teen Marketplace -- 2nd Ave. Student entrepreneurs will sell their wares or services.
Art Walk -- Main Street businesses. Take a stroll through the businesses on downtown Main Street to view student art. Complete the Art Walk Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win one of several prizes.
Performance Stages -- Main stage on the Courthouse lawn; second stage at 3rd & Main. Performances will take place throughout the day, with the culminating performance taking place on the main stage at 1 p.m.
Mascot Challenge -- Barley from the Hillsboro Hops and Tom-A-Hawk from the Portland Winterhawks have challenged Hillsboro School District mascots to a series of activities to determine who reigns supreme! This will take place at 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of 2nd & Main.
Chess Challenge -- Main Street between 2nd & 3rd. When it comes to chess, do you think you can outwit an elementary school student? Try your luck at Brookwood Chess Team's Chess Challenge! Accepting all comers throughout the day.

Stop by the Proud to be HSD information booth at 2nd and Main to pick up a festival program. Complete the Festival Passport for a chance to win a $50 gift card to P.F. Chang's.

For more information, visit www.hsd.k12.or.us and click on the Proud to be HSD Festival banner on the home page.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-05/107/94604/media_advisory_HSD_announces_second_annual_ptbhsd_festival_051916.pdf
CCC hosts Festival Latino (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/19/16 2:46 PM
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College's annual Festival Latino will take place Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m., in the Gregory Forum on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. This free event gives the community a chance to celebrate Latino culture and learn more about CCC.

Activities at this year's festival include dancers from Ecuador, art, music, face painting, community resources and information, food, a soccer tournament and inspirational speakers.

"This festival is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Latino families to the college and the many resources we provide," Camilo Sanchez, CCC Spanish GED instructor said. "It is also an opportunity for the Latino community to connect with other community resources."

For additional information, contact Sanchez at 503-549-3029 or at camilos@clackamcas.edu.

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Attached Media Files: Festival Latino photo
Oregon Military Museum to host annual Living History Day (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/19/16 2:27 PM
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CLACKAMAS, Oregon - The Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum is hosting the 20th annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 21, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and will be located at 15300 SE Minuteman Way, just off Interstate 205 and Highway 212, near SE 102nd Avenue. Adults are required to show a valid driver's license or other photo ID to enter Camp Withycombe.

Visitors of all ages can explore military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles that incorporate many conflict eras, from World War I to present day. The event celebrates Armed Forces Day, officially designated as the third Saturday of each May.

Members of the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon will be bringing many kinds of vehicles. The Pacific Northwest Historical Group will recreate military encampments of the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II and the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

"The museum will have our award-winning Liberty Truck, as well as our most recent restorations of a Quad .50 and a Japanese Type 96 150mm Howitzer, to name just a few of the planned displays," said Tracy Thoennes, curator of the museum.

The event invites visitors to get a hands-on look at history and to honor the service of veterans from all eras.

"If you want to see a turn-of-the-century Army blacksmith in action and weaponry used in our nation's past conflicts, this is an opportunity to see, touch, and experience it," said Thoennes.

Please visit http://www.oregonmilitarymuseum.org/news.html for more information.

Photo caption: The Oregon Military Museum's 1917 Liberty Truck, which dates back to World War I, is displayed in front of Mount Hood near Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Military Museum will host its annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 21, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon. The event features military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles. (Photo courtesy Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/962/94595/1917_Liberty_Truck_and_Mt_Hood.JPG
Albany Fire Unit Citation
Albany Fire Dept. - 05/19/16 2:21 PM
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., fourteen Albany Fire Department members will be recognized by the Albany City Council for their participation in a water rescue of a women near Takena Landing on January 20, 2016. The following employees will be receiving a Unit Citation: Assistant Chief Shane Wooten, Battalion Chief Scott Cowan, Lieutenant Brian Vorderstrasse, Lieutenant Jamie Smith, Lieutenant John Zimmerman, Lieutenant Chris Johnson, Apparatus Operator Mike Hurley, Firefighter Clifton Booher, Firefighter Lon Lemkau, Firefighter Rick Griffin, Firefighter Alex Chang, Firefighter Gabe Anderson, and Firefighter Carly Sheers.

Albany Fire received a call of a victim in the Calapooia River and was dispatched at approximately 4:30 p.m. on January 20, 2016. Personnel were able to deploy and intercept the victim under the Lyon Street bridge. The woman was safely brought into an Albany Fire rescue boat. The high temperature on that day was 55 degrees and the river temperature, according to USGS, was 45 degrees.

Albany Fire Rescue Team trains approximately 12 times a year for all types of water rescue scenarios.
Salem City Club Presents: "Privacy (or Not) in a Digital Age"
VanNatta Public Relations - 05/19/16 2:19 PM
Please join Salem City Club for a special program on Thursday, May 26, 2016; "Privacy (or Not) in a Digital Age." Kimberly McCullough, Legislative Director/Counsel, ACLU of Oregon, will present a look at the challenging legal and legislative landscape impacting the protection of private personal information as technology advances. Sean McGregor, Ph.D. Candidate Oregon State University and President, Privly Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to online privacy education, will share his insight into the perils to privacy in the digital world and practical steps we can take to protect our digital lives from hacking, phishing and emerging threats. For reservations, please visit our website at www.salemcityclub.com and register online. Reservations are due by noon, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Parking is free. Doors open to the public at 6:45 pm.

What: "Privacy (or Not) in a Digital Age"
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016; 7 pm - 8:30 pm, doors open at 6:45 pm
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR
Who: Kimberly McCullough, Legislative Director/Counsel, ACLU of Oregon and Sean McGregor, Ph.D. Candidate Oregon State University and President, Privly Foundation
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com
Warm Springs Woman Deceased; FBI and Warm Springs Police Searching for Her Husband (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 05/19/16 2:05 PM
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Warm Springs Police Department officers who were conducting a welfare check found the body of Candelaria Rhoan, age 30, inside her home in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 19, 2016. Although the autopsy is pending, responding officers believe Ms. Rhoan (pronounced "Roan") died violently.

Warm Springs officers and FBI agents are now attempting to locate her husband, Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr., age 33. Johnson, Jr., was last seen at a friend's home on the Warm Springs Reservation at about 2 pm on Wednesday, May 18th. He is likely driving a 1998 maroon, 4-door Volkswagen Passat with an Oregon license plate of 223DXW. Johnson, Jr. may be suicidal, and he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Johnson, Jr., is:
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 190 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown

The FBI's Evidence Response Team is responding to assist in the search of the home, and agents and officers from the FBI's Bend office and Warm Springs Police Department are investigating.

Anyone who has information about Johnson, Jr.'s whereabouts is asked to call 911. Those with general information about this investigation or the death of Ms. Rhoan should call the Warm Springs Police Department at (541) 553-1171 or the FBI at (541) 389-1202.

Both Ms. Rhoan and Johnson, Jr., are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation.


Attached Media Files: Mark Kevin Johnson, Jr.
Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NW Broadway from W Burnside Street to NW Hoyt Street, May 19-May 26
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/19/16 1:37 PM
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NW Broadway from W Burnside Street to NW Hoyt Street on Thursday, May 19, through Thursday, May 26, 7 a.m. through 4 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave 1.18 lane miles of pavement.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.
Tsunami walk in Yachats, June 10th, visitors welcome!!
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/19/16 1:36 PM
Media Release Sent on Behalf of the City of Yachats, Oregon

It seems everywhere you turn in the "news world" someone has a story about the "Big One" on the Oregon Coast. Yes, a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake with a possible 9.0 magnitude of 4-6 minutes of continuous shaking will happen sometime, though we all hope it is many years off.

Such an earthquake off the Oregon Coast will generate a local tsunami inundating the immediate coastline. With that threat comes the responsibility of community evacuation preparedness.

For many years Oregon coastal communities such as Yachats have been building their resiliency to survive such an event. The first consideration is the significant earthquake shaking and the second is to evacuate those who are in the local tsunami inundation area to high ground. Given that obstacles created by the quake are highly likely, your two feet are the best way to evacuate out of the local tsunami area to higher ground and as we know, practice makes perfect.

This is your chance to do something to prepare for the "Big One" if you live in Yachats or frequent the beautiful Oregon Coast and want to practice.

Join the City of Yachats and the Yachats Rural Fire Protection District on Friday, June 10th at 12:45pm, to practice our community Tsunami Walk beginning sharply at 1:00pm. Local home owners in the local tsunami zone will evacuate directly from their homes to high ground. Visitors who wish to participate are encouraged to park in designated parking areas along the shoreline, parks, etc. and at 1:00pm, follow the evacuation routes towards high ground or tsunami assembly areas as noted on the public evacuation maps.

This tsunami evacuation drill is coordinated as part of the multi-state Cascadia Rising Exercise sponsored by FEMA Region X, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, and the County of Lincoln, to be held June 7 -- 10th.

Tsunami evacuation maps and routes can be found at www.oregontsunami.org or stop by any city hall or public safety agency for printed maps of that area.

Local residents and businesses will receive a phone call from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office mass notification system, Citizen Alert land line numbers and individual opt-in profiles on June 8th, early evening and then again at 12:45 on the 10th to signify the activation of the exercise at 1:00pm.

Lincoln County Emergency Management will also provide a presentation on Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake and community preparedness on May 31, 2016, at 6:00 -- 7:30pm, Yachats Commons.
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Respectfully submitted,

Bob Bennett
City of Yachats, Emergency Planning Committee
https://www.YachatsOregon.org/
Email: mbenn@casco.net
Phone: (541) 541-547-3460
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Open Applications for Homeownership Program and Hosts Homeowner Orientations
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/19/16 1:27 PM
VANCOUVER, WA., (May 19, 2016) -- Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will be accepting full applications for their Homeownership program starting June 1st. To learn more about their homeownership program, attend when of their open Homeowner Orientations. Orientations are the first step in the partner-family selection process that Evergreen Habitat for Humanity undertakes on a yearly basis. It is highly recommended that the homeownership orientation be attended to learn about the Habitat program. Applications may be obtained at the orientations.

The orientations will be offered this June, on four dates at various locations throughout Vancouver. The Orientations will be held on Saturday, June 18th (Pacific Continental Bank -- 9:30 am and again at 12:30 pm), Tuesday, June 21st (Vancouver Housing Authority -- 5:30 pm), Thursday, June 23rd (Clark County Food Bank -- 5:30 pm.), and Saturday, June 25th (First United Methodist Church -- 9:30 am and again at 12:30 pm). Please register by calling the office at 360-737-1759 or emailing melissa@ehfh.org to attend.

Applications will be made available from June 1st through June 30th. If you are unable to attend one of the Homeowner Orientations you may download the application on our website, stop by our office, or you may email melissa@ehfh.org or call 360-737-1759 to obtain an application.

The Habitat for Humanity homeownership program is aimed at offering families and individuals with incomes falling between 35 and 60 percent of the median income the opportunity to obtain a home with an affordable monthly mortgage payment with zero interest.

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 more information, contact Melissa Edwards, Family Services Manager, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759 or by emailing melissa@ehfh.org

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Fire Camp For Young Women: Applications Due June 13 (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/19/16 1:04 PM
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Do you know a young woman who might be interested in becoming a firefighter? Please help us get the word out about an amazing opportunity for young women who have the potential for a career in the fire service.

It is never too early to start thinking about a non-traditional career. PF&R sponsors a Fire Camp, July 15, 16 and 17, free to young women age 16-20, to explore what a career in the fire & rescue service entails.

Who can be a firefighter? Anyone who is physically and mentally capable, is a problem solver, has good mechanical aptitude, and takes pride in helping others.

The camp, which is hosted at PF&R's training center, offers instruction by women firefighters, including many of PF&R's own. Young women will participate in workshops utilizing some of the tools and equipment used in fire & rescue work, learn about teamwork, understand how to prepare for an interview, and be certified in CPR. Campers will receive hands-on experience with hydraulic rescue tools, search & rescue operations, and hose operation.

Find out more and access the camp application here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/firecamp. Applications are due June 13, 2016.


Attached Media Files: Fire camp photo by Danika Klein , Fire camp photo by Danika Klein
Pearson Field Education Center hosts Open Cockpit Day May 28 (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/19/16 12:00 PM
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Lovers of aviation and aspiring pilots of all ages are invited to Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Field on Saturday, May 28, sponsored by Blairco Heating and Air Conditioning. View historic planes up close, climb into the cockpit of vintage aircraft, and take a turn "flying" the Real Flight 7.5 simulator program on a large screen TV. Additional activities will include the popular vertical wind table, glider-building station and flight simulator lab. Owners of aircraft stored at Pearson Field will bring out their planes, and invite the public to sit inside and get a pilot's-eye view of the controls.

The event is from 9a.m. to 3p.m., and all activities are free.

The Pearson Field Education Center is a program of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, a 501c3 nonprofit since 1998. Pearson Field Education Center delivers experiential, aviation-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for youth. It is open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for youth and families to enjoy free activities, such as glider building, flight simulation, and other educational aviation fun.


For more information, contact Deborah Bessette at 360-992-1815 or deborah.bessette@fortvan.org.


Attached Media Files: 2015 Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Field , Open Cockpit Day at Pearson Field Education Center offers free fun for all ages
Port of Vancouver USA launches refreshed website
Port of Vancouver - 05/19/16 11:21 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Port of Vancouver USA has refreshed its website, making it easier to access information about port news, projects, capabilities and more.

"We're excited to offer a clean new look and better accessibility," said Chief External Affairs Officer Ryan Hart. "We're the third-largest port in the state, with a lot of exciting projects and initiatives. It's important we continue providing a useful and easy-to-navigate website to serve all our customers."

The website refresh includes:

A cleaner, more contemporary look
More intuitive navigation
Increased visibility for key projects and news
Simplified footers, making it easier to contact the port and sign up for newsletters
Improved mobile accessibility

The last website refresh was completed in 2013. Since then, the port has seen an 18 percent increase in overall website users and a 157 percent increase in mobile users.

"The new site is optimized for mobile use," said Hart. "It looks better and is simpler to navigate on a small screen -- a necessity for how most of us access information today."

Visit www.portvanusa.com to see the changes, and check us out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest Port of Vancouver USA news.

-- POV --

The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Washougal School District hires new principals
Washougal Sch. Dist. - 05/19/16 10:51 AM
The Washougal School District has hired three new principals for the 2016-17 school year, two replacing staff retirements or resignations and one as the new planning principal for the new Columbia River Gorge Elementary School. They will begin July 1, 2016.


Renae Burson, Principal, Gause Elementary School
Renae Burson has been selected as the new principal for Gause Elementary School. Ms. Burson is currently the principal of Bella Vista Elementary School District in Bella Vista, California, a role she has filled for the last two years. Previously, she served as the principal of Junction Elementary School in Palo Cedro, CA for one year. Ms. Burson has also worked as a curriculum and instruction coordinator, Math project instructor, Math consultant and a classroom teacher. She has experience in implementing programs to help all students succeed and is well-versed in many initiatives used in Washougal, such as the 1:1 technology initiative and professional learning communities. Burson was awarded the 2016 Elementary Principal of the Year in Shasta County for improving outcomes for all students.

With a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a Minor in Anthropology, Burson says her background in science prepared her for success in school administration. "My degree in microbiology taught me to analyze data, draw conclusions, and act on the results. That capability readily transfers to education and the need for data driven instruction," she said. Burson uses technology to collect data and provide immediate feedback to teachers as she observes them in the classroom. Burson worked with staff to use the data to help improve classroom instruction and student growth outcomes and the work of professional learning communities.

"I am really looking forward to joining the Washougal School District," said Burson. "As principal, I make it a point to know each of my students by name and I can't wait to begin developing strong relationships with staff, students, families and the community of Washougal."

Renae succeeds Rex Larson who retires at the end of the school year.



Tami Culp, Associate Principal, Jemtegaard Middle School
Tami Culp is the new associate principal at Jemtegaard Middle School. Mrs. Culp is currently an Instructional Coach for the North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Oregon. Her career spans 25 years in education, with experience as an elementary school classroom teacher, instructional coach, school administrator and adjunct professor at Concordia University. Mrs. Culp has extensive experience working in Title I schools and leading school and building committees on curriculum adoption, Response to Intervention (RtI), Professional Learning Communities, Positive Behavior Support and Sheltered Instruction.

Culp began her career in education as a parent volunteer in her daughter's kindergarten class. She had a career in marketing and advertising but found working with children extremely rewarding. "I really felt a connection to working with kids on a regular basis," she said. Culp continued volunteering, and was later hired as an instructional assistant. After completing the coursework to become a teacher, she took a teaching job at Ardenwald Elementary, a school right across the street from her home at the time.

As an administrator, Culp has been charged with leading the district's RtI team, planning professional development focused on Smarter Balanced Assessments, and supervising Title I instructional assistants. When the district recently adopted a new mathematics curriculum, Culp was a part of the selection committee.

"As a student, I struggled with science and math, but these subjects ended up being my favorites to teach later on," said Culp. "It's interesting how the lens switched." In fact, she was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2008.

Culp and her husband, Jim, have lived in Washougal the past 10 years and can often be seen helping their son, James, at the family owned business, Local Girls Hawaiian Shave Ice and Grill, in Camas.
They have two children and two grandchildren.

Culp says she is thrilled to work and live in Washougal, a community to which she and her family are very connected. "I value relationships and working together to make a difference," she said. "Education is a relationship-based field and it takes everyone working together to benefit students. I am really thrilled about joining the staff at Jemtegaard."

Culp replaces Brian Amundson who has accepted a position with the Battle Ground School District.


Tracey MacLachlan, Planning Principal, Columbia River Gorge Elementary School
Tracey MacLachlan has been selected as the planning principal for the new Columbia River Gorge elementary school. MacLachlan is currently principal at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield School District. She was previously an elementary teacher in the Camas School District for 12 years. She brings experience in instructional leadership in curriculum, instruction and assessment. She is experienced in hiring and evaluating staff following the state's TPEP model as well as developing and implementing professional development for staff. She previously served as associate principal where she was responsible for managing student discipline issues and working with staff to develop curriculum strategies to help all students succeed. As a former teacher, she fully understands the importance of teacher collaboration to share instructional strategies for the benefit of all students.

"This opportunity to work collaboratively with administrators and the school board to create a new learning environment for the students of Washougal will be an exhilarating challenge," said MacLachlan. "The joy of leading the new Columbia River Gorge Elementary school community from the ground up is a 'chance of a lifetime' in the eyes of this principal. I am thrilled to be joining the Washougal team!"

"I am excited to welcome these individuals to our leadership team," said Superintendent Dr. Mike Stromme. "Now is an exciting time at Washougal with our new buildings and new educational programs. They come to us with track records in academic program development and instructional quality."
Marion County Fire District No. 1 Voters Approve Local Operating Levy (Photo)
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 05/19/16 10:16 AM
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SALEM, ORE -- Voters in Marion County Fire District No. 1 have approved a new Local Operating Levy to support the operational needs of the fire district.

The volunteer board of the fire district, which provides fire and emergency services to parts of unincorporated Marion County and the North Keizer/Clear Lake area, decided last December to take a levy renewal to the voters. The votes are in and I would like to personally THANK YOU all for your support through the passage of this much needed levy for operational needs.

The approved levy will provide funds to support Marion County Fire District #1 fire and ambulance service for rapid response when our community needs us most. MCFD#1 emergency responders not only provide highly trained firefighters but also include both EMT and advanced life-saving Paramedics with the ability to bring a near emergency-room level of assistance to our community.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and the men and women of Marion County Fire District #1 we are very grateful for the continued support.


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Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Sunday, May 22 through Saturday, May 28
Tualatin Police Dept. - 05/19/16 10:03 AM
Capt. Greg Pickering will be the acting Public Information Officer (PIO) from Sunday, May 22 through Saturday, May 28. He can be reached for media related inquiries on his cell phone at 503-572-7717.
UPDATE: Suspect in Traffic Pursuit Arrested at North Portland Motel by SERT Officers (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/16 10:00 AM
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Cory James Jackson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday afternoon on charges of Kidnap in the First Degree (Domestic Violence), Coercion (Domestic Violence), Menacing (Domestic Violence), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and Identity Theft. Additionally, Jackson was lodged on several outstanding warrants.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday May 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the are of I-5 southbound and North Victory Boulevard to assist the Washington State Patrol in the pursuit of a stolen car driven by a suspect involved in some kind of shooting.

Officers located the stolen vehicle parked in the 8900 block of North Vancouver Way but the suspect had already fled the area on foot. Officers searching the area did not locate the suspect, 35-year-old Cory James Jackson.

Detectives learned that Jackson may have had a room at the Viking Motel, located at 6701 North Interstate Avenue, so they responded to the area and established surveillance. Detectives watched Jackson return to the motel and go into a room alone.

Due to information that Jackson was potentially armed with a gun, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) were called to assist in making an arrest.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., Jackson came out of the motel room and surrendered peacefully to SERT officers.

Detectives are continuing to investigate incidents involving Jackson and he will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail at a later time, charges to be determined.

Interstate Avenue was closed for approximately 1 hour during the tactical response.

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Residential Structure Fire Training Exercise on SE 145th Avenue
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 05/19/16 9:20 AM
Clackamas Fire District #1 plans to burn a residential structure located at 8630 SE 145th Avenue on Saturday, May 21, 2016 starting around 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this exercise is to provide training for firefighters under realistic conditions. Firefighters will practice interior fire attacks, water supply techniques and exposure protection. This type of training assures that firefighters are performing at their best when a real emergency occurs.

The exercise will be controlled and plans have been made for additional resources to be deployed, should the need arise to provide for the safety of firefighters, citizens and property. Firefighters will be monitoring weather conditions continually and hope to have little impact to 145th Avenue area residents. Residents can expect to see fire apparatus traveling on the street and may notice some smoke from the structure. Around noon, firefighters will allow the building to become fully engulfed, which will generate a larger column of smoke. The District asks that residents please keep their windows closed during that time to prevent smoke from entering into homes.

Residents are welcome to watch and take pictures during the event, but for the safety of residents, please remain behind the fire line tape. A designated viewing area will be set up.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this exercise, please contact the Clackamas Fire Training Division at 503.742.2680 or email Training Officer Keith Smith at keith.smith@clackamasfire.com.

Thank you for your patience and support!


Attached Media Files: Letter
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #16-09 - Stolen Paintings (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/19/16 9:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to locate two paintings that were stolen in a Hayden Island residential burglary in March 2016.

The suspect in the burglary, 32-year-old Ryan Stephen Hentz, was arrested in Vancouver, Washington in late March on several outstanding charges. The paintings have not been recovered and may have been sold or traded to someone unaware that they are stolen.

The paintings have tremendous sentimental value to the victim as they were painted by a deceased family member.

Anyone in possession of the paintings may turn them in to their local law enforcement agency; reference Portland Police Bureau Case #16-69858.

Anonymous tips about the painting's whereabouts and/or who may be in possession of the paintings may contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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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Cascadia Rising Earthquake and Tsunami Response Exercise Scheduled for June 7-10 (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 05/19/16 8:45 AM
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Recently, much media attention has focused on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an area off the Pacific Coast that threatens to deliver the most destructive earthquake and tsunami in North American history. While the topic has recently gained interest from the public and media, state and federal partners have been working with city, county and tribal emergency management entities to plan for this real eventuality, and working for many years to hone response plans and to ensure emergency response partners are in sync to save lives and property when the "big one" hits.

Much of this planning will be put to the test over four days, June 7-10, when Cascadia Rising, a region-wide functional exercise, is conducted. It's called a functional exercise because it tests specific functions and capabilities emergency management agencies have in place to respond to such an event.

As an emergency preparedness exercise that encompasses all aspects of emergency response, the exercise brings together multiple states (Oregon, Washington, Idaho), and FEMA to prepare for a mega 8.0-9.0+ earthquake. Major Oregon cities, 23 counties, nine tribal nations, 17 state agencies and departments, the American Red Cross, and two private sector partner organizations have signed on to participate.

Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at all levels of government will activate to coordinate simulated field response operations within their jurisdictions and with neighboring communities, state EOCs/ECCs, FEMA and a variety of military resources.

"Cascadia Rising will assess plans, processes, and our ability to communicate and coordinate to help to ensure that our emergency response partners across the region are working effectively and efficiently to protect lives, property and the environment during a catastrophic disaster," says Andrew Phelps, OEM director. "Specifically, it's an opportunity to provide decision makers with information to implement programs and policies that allocate and manage resources efficiently with urgency during a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters."

Although Cascadia Rising is not geared toward public participation, Phelps notes that Cascadia Rising provides an opportunity to show the public that government agencies are diligently working to be prepared for emergencies. Phelps said this is fundamental to public safety and community resilience.

The public may be kept abreast of Cascadia Rising activities through social and traditional media, including a Cascadia Rising kickoff Twitter chat on June 6 using hashtags #CascadiaRising, #CascadiaEQ.

"Cascadia Rising is a perfect time for everyone to evaluate their family emergency plan and update or establish emergency kits," added Phelps. "Remind yourself and family members of established exit routes, contacts, meeting places and other components of your emergency plan that will be important after a disaster."


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Eight western states proclaim May Wildfire Awareness Month
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/19/16 8:17 AM
The governors of eight western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2016 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and South Dakota encourage all citizens to "take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires and work toward becoming a fire-adapted community."

These states, in partnership with fire prevention agencies and organizations, are working together to increase awareness of wildfires. This year's wildfire season is predicted to pose a substantial threat across Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown's office, along with the Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, is seeking the public's assistance to help prevent human-caused wildfires this summer.

Gov. Brown has produced two public service announcements explaining how every Oregonian can take steps to keep our state safe over the summer.

View the PSAs at these links:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG_i0GxNqd0

OREGON'S BACK-TO-BACK FIRE SEASONS AND CURRENT WILDFIRE RISK
In Oregon, approximately 70 percent of all wildland fires are human-caused. 2013 was an epic wildfire year in terms of state-protected acreage burned (103,809) and suppression costs ($122 million). 2014 was another endless season of fire, with 712 human-caused fires burning nearly six times the 10-year average acreage (20,052). The high cost prompted a substantial change to Oregon's wildland fire insurance policy, doubling the annual deductible to $50 million and nearly doubling the premium to $3.75 million. Adding insult to injury, Oregon faced another record-breaking fire season in 2015 with record low snowpack, the driest conditions in 25 years, more than 800 human-caused fires, and $76.5 million spent on suppression.

During May, Keep Oregon Green along with federal, state, tribal and local fire agencies, will continue to promote wildfire prevention topics via traditional and social media each week to help homeowners and recreationists learn how to ensure their outdoor activities do not spark the next wildfire. For more information, visit these websites: Keep Oregon Green, www.keeporegongreen.org; Oregon Dept. of Forestry, www.oregon.gov/odf; Office of the State Fire Marshal, www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/pages/index.aspx

Follow Oregon wildfire news and prevention updates on social media: Twitter @keeporegongreen, @ORDeptForestry and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keeporegongreen; https://www.facebook.com/odfprevention/?fref=ts
Suspect Arrested
Kelso Police Dept. - 05/19/16 7:57 AM
The Kelso Police Department booked Robert M. Scott into the Cowlitz County Jail late Wednesday night after Cowlitz County Deputies located Scott in the Toutle area. Scott was booked for Rape of a Child 1st degree and Child Molestation 1st Degree. The Kelso Police Department would like to thank everyone who helped in this case.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four Adults, Four Pets in Vancouver
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/19/16 5:40 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on May 19, 2016 at approximately 4 am in the 3200 block of NE Edelweiss Ave in Vancouver, WA. The fire affected 4 adults, three dogs and a cat. 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.
Cellular Store Theft leads to pursuit, crash, and arrests
West Linn Police Dept. - 05/19/16 2:48 AM
On Wednesday May 18, at about 4:56 PM, several subjects entered to AT&T Cellular store at 19062 Willamette Drive in West Linn, one suspect distracted an employee asking if a certain item was in stock. As the employee began to check, the suspects stole several cell phones, ripping them from their cables and fled the store. Witnesses called 911 as the suspects drove into Lake Oswego.

Lake Oswego Police attempted to stop the car containing the 3 adults and 3 juveniles, but they refused to stop, leading police on a chase which ended up in a crash at SW Alice Street off Terwilliger in Portland. The suspects ran from the crash, but were all captured as Officers from Portland Police Bureau, Lake Oswego and Wet Linn Police, led by Portland K9's swarmed the area. Noblody was injured in the pursuit and crash.

22 year old Ahmad Jerome McADORY, 23 year old Destyni Monique WINSTON, and 18 year old Jahlil Michael RAY were lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on West Linn charges of Theft I and Attempt to Elude on Foot. A male juvenile was lodged at the Donald E. Long Home one the same charges, and two female juveniles were also lodged at Donald E. Long for Runaway and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

All suspects were from the Seattle and Olympia Washington area. Additional charges are expected arising from Lake Oswego pursuit and crash. The six are suspects in several similar thefts that have occurred throughout the Portland Metro area recently.
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Suspect Arrested After Robbing 13-Year-Old of Hover Board at Gunpoint (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/16 4:44 PM
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On Tuesday May 17, 2016, at 5:35 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 96th Avenue and Harold Street on the report that a 13-year-old male was robbed at gunpoint of his hover board.

Several officers arrived in the area and spotted the suspect vehicle being driven near Southeast 97th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop of the driver and four occupants, based on the information that the suspect was armed with a handgun.

All five occupants were detained and officers located a firearm inside the vehicle. The stolen hover board was also located and recovered.

Robbery detectives responded to the scene and determined that 20-year-old Kwaleam Pinkly was the suspect who robbed the child of the hover board.

Pinkly was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team Holds Mega-Earthquake Disaster Exercise (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/18/16 4:12 PM
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will conduct its annual Mayday training exercise on Saturday, May 21, in cooperation with the Westbrook Homeowners Association (HOA).


CERT members and residents of the Westbrook neighborhood will simulate a scenario in which the Cascadia Subduction Zone has produced a 9.0 mega-earthquake. CERT members will search the neighborhood for victims portrayed by Westbrook residents and other volunteers.


"We have the same mission as CERTs across the country," said Todd DeBow, CERT training coordinator. "That is, to help in the recovery of our communities in the event of local emergencies. This year we have the privilege of training in a real world environment in cooperation with Westbrook HOA. Together we will learn what to expect of one another, and how to work together when the time comes to help our community."


With the Cascadia Subduction Zone's capability to produce a devastating earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, Beaverton CERT conducts regular training exercises to improve their response capability in a disaster.


Following a major disaster, first responders who provide police, fire, and emergency medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Through basic CERT training, residents can organize themselves and use spontaneous volunteers to manage utilities, put out small fires, triage and treat minor and life-threatening injuries, and search for and rescue victims until professional responders arrive.


"Our volunteers make a big difference in the city's level of preparedness," said Mike Mumaw, the city's emergency manager. "Partnering with neighborhoods like Westbrook provides a whole new level of training and fosters awareness about emergency preparedness."


In 2015, more than 175 emergency management program volunteers including CERT, Map Your Neighborhood, and ARES participated in 235 events and donated a collective 7,450 hours.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CERT or contact Mike Mumaw at 503-526-2344 or mmumaw@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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 Offers Fair Housing Training for Property Owners and Landlords
City of Beaverton - 05/18/16 3:58 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon will offer a free fair housing training for Beaverton landlords and small property owners on Thursday, June 2, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way.


Topics will include:
Benefits of housing choice vouchers, including screenings
Dealing with fair housing complaints
New criminal background law
Screening options and disparate impact
Common violations
Eviction requirements
Fair housing and lead paint
Strengthening pet policy


A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Pizza and beverages will be provided.


Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. To RSVP, contact Kelly Perkins at 503-526-2583 or kperkins@BeavertonOregon.gov. In the event that the training is rescheduled due to reservation numbers, interested attendees who have RSVP'd will be notified of any change in date or time.


For more information on the training or fair housing, contact Alan Trunnell at 503-526-2533 or atrunnell@BeavertonOregon.gov.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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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Advisory: National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to host Republican Gubernatorial Candidates from both Oregon and Washington at State Convention
VanNatta Public Relations - 05/18/16 3:34 PM
What: The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Oregon and Washington State Convention.

Who: Salem, Oregon oncologist and Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bud Pierce, Ph.D., M.D will join Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant in a panel discussion. (Note: Washington Governor Inslee and Oregon Governor Brown declined invitations to attend).

When: Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.

Where: Skamania Lodge, Stevenson Ballroom, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648

Format: Candidates will share vision for their state and discuss issues of interest to the NAIFA membership.

Visuals:Two Republican candidates, Dr. Bud Pierce and Bill Bryant, will appear together on a panel. Pictures and biographies can be found at http://naifaoregon.org/Speaker-Information.

About NAIFA: Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation's largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA's mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.
Suspect wanted in child sex case
Kelso Police Dept. - 05/18/16 3:29 PM
The Kelso Police Department is seeking any information in the whereabouts of 31 year old Robert Maurice Scott Jr. Scott is currently wanted by the Kelso Police Department for rape of a child 1st degree and child molestation 1st degree. Scott is a black male, 6'4", 160 lbs. He was last seen in the area of N. Pacific and Cowlitz Way in Kelso on May 1st. He is aware he is a suspect in a criminal case.
McMinnville Fire to gain a technical rope rescue team
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 05/18/16 3:24 PM
The traditional fire department is changing. Today many fire departments are focusing on proactive rather than reactive efforts and in doing so, are partnering with both public and private entities to provide better service to the citizens they serve.

McMinnville Fire Department, for example, is partnering with Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. (Cascade Steel) to provide a technical rope rescue team that will be available for dispatch throughout Yamhill County. The McMinnville Fire Department has been training with Cascade Steel's Emergency Response Team since June of 2012. They practice monthly, usually performing mock rescues at the steel mill. This partnership is made possible by the financial support of Cascade Steel who provides training facilities and a nationally recognized instructor.

Meet and Greet and Demonstration with the Press scheduled 9:00 am Friday May 20th at McMinnville Fire Department.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Four People in Washington County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/18/16 3:16 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster today, May 18, 2016, at approximately 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of North East Jackson St. in Hillsboro, OR. The fire affected one family, including two adults and two children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits (including stuffed animals for the children), 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.
Deputies Searching For Wanted Males in Jefferson (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/18/16 2:56 PM
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The Sheriff's Office has completed its search and believe the men may have fled to the east. One man was found hiding in a shed and detained. That male is not being charged with a crime but is being questioned by Deputies. At this time the Sheriff's Office does not believe there is any danger to residents. Residents are asked to call 503-588-5032 if they have any information regarding Dusty or Chase Hall.



The Sheriff's Office is currently searching a residence and several surrounding properties for Chase Hall age 27 and his brother Dusty Hall age 29. Both are wanted for outstanding drug warrants, have past histories of assault and are known to carry weapons. Both men are believed to have fled from a vehicle in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson.

If residents see Dusty or Chase please call 911.




A large police presence including the Marion County Sheriff''s Office SWAT Team is currently in the 700 block of Sunrise Drive in Jefferson. Deputies are searching for two wanted felons who fled from a vehicle at a residence. Both males have active warrants for their arrest and one is known to carry weapons.

The Sheriff's Office is asking residents in the affected area to remain indoors and call 911 if they see anything suspicious on their property. The Sheriff''s Office is not releasing the names or charges associated to the wanted males. Additional information will be provided as the situation unfolds.


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Writer's Scholarship Offered By Vancouver Law Firm (Photo)
KestenMedia - 05/18/16 2:49 PM
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Student Aid Offered in Name of Author Mitchell S. Jackson

The NW Injury Law Center of Vancouver, Washington, is awarding a college scholarship to an incoming college freshman of color who is an aspiring writer. The scholarship, for $1,500, is named for Portland-born author Mitchell S. Jackson, best known for his novel, "The Residue Years." Details for the scholarship application are available at http://www.nwinjurylawcenter.com/mitchell-s-jackson-scholarship. Jackson says he's proud to be part of the effort.

"When I was a senior at Jefferson High, I won a $1,000 academic scholarship from Rotary. It made me so proud," said Jackson. "Writing has helped me transform my life, and I want another young person to have that experience, too." Jackson went on to earn his MA in writing from Portland State University and an MFA in creative writing from New York University. He's now a resident of Brooklyn, New York. His book, "The Residue Years," received critical acclaim when it was published in 2013.

Applications for the scholarship will be made in the form of essays to be submitted by September 1. Finalists will be read and judged by Jackson, who will make the final determination on the winner.

Don Jacobs, principal with the NW Injury Law Center, said he'd been considering a vehicle for giving back to the community when he met Jackson, who is the brother of Jacobs' son-in-law. Jackson agreed to lend his name and participate in the project, and the idea took off.

"Lawyers relate easily to writers and storytellers," said Jacobs. "When I address jurors to tell them about an injured client, I frame the events in the form of a story -- to make it interesting and easy to follow. If we can encourage a future writer and storyteller, that is rewarding. I think these are skills that are important in many careers."

Don Jacobs has been practicing law in Vancouver for the past 36 years. He operates the NW Injury Law Center out of the historic George DuBois home at 9th and Franklin near downtown Vancouver. His attorney son, Jesse Jacobs, joined him in the practice last year. The law center advocates for the rights of injured people on both sides of the Columbia. Both Jacobs are licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington.


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15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in April 2016 Assault of TriMet Bus Operator
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/16 2:37 PM
On Tuesday May 17, 2016, Transit Police Division officers arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with an April 2016 assault of a TriMet bus operator.

The 15-year-old suspect was arrested at Peninsula Park and lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home on a charge of Assault in the Third Degree.

The investigation started on April 4, when East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to the report of a bus operator who was assaulted at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. Initially, officers were working to identify three individuals that were seen on the bus at the time of the assault. Surveillance images were released to the public with a plea for assistance.

Through the investigation, officers determined that the 15-year-old was the suspect in the assault and that the other two people may not have played an active role in the incident.

Under Oregon law, intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing, by means other than a motor vehicle, physical injury to the operator of a public transit vehicle while the operator is in control of or operating the vehicle, is the felony crime of Assault in the Third Degree.

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Most bond elections pass as schools seek state matches
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 05/18/16 2:14 PM
Thirteen of 22 Oregon school districts passed local bond measures Tuesday in the largest such field since 2008.

Last November, no local districts sought bonds, as they were waiting until this election to take advantage of new matching funds available under the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) program.

The 2015 Legislature authorized $125 million in state matching bonds to provide incentives to local school districts seeking approval of capital projects. Seven districts that were approved for the initial matching grants passed their bonds Tuesday: Nyssa, Echo, Adrian, Milton-Freewater, Mapleton, Athena-Weston and Yamhill Carlton.

Among OSBA's legislative priorities in 2015 was finding a statewide solution to pay for school construction and renovation. The resulting legislation created OSCIM.

Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), said she was pleased to see local voters approve bond proposals.

"That is what we had hoped for in asking the state to created added incentives for communities to invest in their schools," she said.

Among two community college bond elections, one (Rogue CC) passed and the other (Mount Hood CC) did not.

A full listing of the election results can be found at http://www.osba.org/Resources/Article/Budget_and_Finance/Election-Recent_Bond-Local_Option_Election_Results.aspx?d=5/17/2016

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.
17th Annual Sherwood Community Services Fair -- May 21, 2016
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/18/16 1:22 PM
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the City of Sherwood, and Sherwood Police will co-host the 17th Annual Sherwood Community Services Fair on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Fire Station, located at 15440 SW Oregon St.

This free event will feature fun activities for the whole family, including gator rides, backhoe digging, spraying water from a fire hose, exploring police and fire vehicles, and more! There will also be educational information from several public and nonprofit agencies on crime prevention, fire and life safety, recycling and conservation, schools, health care, etc.
Visitors have the chance to win a kid-sized firefighter outfit by posting their event photos to Facebook or Twitter with #TVFRSherwoodFair . Free lunch will also be provided (while it lasts). Come join the fun!

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Community Health and Safety Fair
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 05/18/16 1:07 PM
MILWAUKIE -- Clackamas Fire District #1 and Clackamas Community College are partnering to host a Community Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The family-friendly fair will take place on the Harmony Campus, 7738 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie, and will include hands-on activities, emergency vehicles, a side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration, fire safety house, pedal cars and bounce house. Participants can learn about fire safety, boat and water safety, hands-only CPR and emergency preparedness. CCC students will offer blood pressure checks and the West Linn Rotary will sell kettle corn.

Also, learn about CCC's health sciences offerings such as nursing, medical assistant, dental assistant and emergency medical technology.

Area partners at the event include American Medical Response, Boring/Damascus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Clackamas County Safe Communities -- Pedal Cars, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, MetLife, North Clackamas Aquatic Park, North Clackamas School District, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon National Guard, Oregon Impact, United States Coast Guard and West Linn Rotary.

For more information about the Community Health and Safety Fair, contact Tracey Grisham at 503-742-2644 or tracey.grisham@clackamasfire.com.


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REVISED RELEASE:Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/18/16 12:48 PM
2014 contestant, Nicki Roller will be singing again at this year's Sing 4th event.
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The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced the finalists who will perform on the Vancouver Toyota Main Stage at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. Local teens competed at auditions on May 14 at Beacock's Music, and these ten finalists were selected to compete again on Independence Day.

Samara Davis, Camas High School
Quintin Gaither, Hudson's Bay High School
Sunday Manisto-Saari, Mountain View High School
Amanda Nicholson, Evergreen High School
Brittni Plummer, Union High School
Nicole Roller, Skyview High School
Amethyst Ackerman, Prairie High School
Hannah Toner, Mountain View High School
Sydney Valaer, Washougal High School
Shawni Van Vessem, Skyview High School

A panel of local musician judges, some of whom will perform on the Main Stage later in the evening, will select the winners. Contestants will be judged on originality, skill, poise, audience appeal and family-friendly content.

The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice and a first place trophy. Second place will take home a $500 college scholarship and third prize is a $250 college scholarship. All ten finalists will be given a DVD of the Sing Fourth program.

The vocal competition will be co-hosted by The Morning Bull Ride from 98.7 The Bull and Kyra Smith, a local singer and performer.

The Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition is a component of Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. This contest is produced by the Fort Vancouver National Trust and is open to high school students who live in Clark County. For more information, visit fortvan.org/fourth.


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OSP Requesting Witnesses in Wrong Way Driver that Caused Crash - Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 05/18/16 12:42 PM
Oregon State Police (OSP) is requesting any witnesses observing a vehicle driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Sutherlin Interchange (MP 136) that caused a two vehicle crash in the morning hours of May 18th.

On May 18, 2016 at about 7:40 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near the Sutherlin Interchange (MP 136). Upon arrival, OSP troopers determined that a 2016 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Herman Jones, age 85, and his passenger, Veronica Jones, age 73, both from Wenatchee Washington, was northbound when it encountered a wrong way driver that was southbound in the northbound lanes. JONES stopped suddenly to avoid a collision with the wrong way driver. A north bound 2004 Ford Pickup, operated by Michael Hall, age 75, from Roseburg, was northbound and failed to stop before impacting the rear of JONES' vehicle.

None of the involved occupants from either vehicle were injured and all were wearing safety restraints.

The wrong way driver was described as being an elderly male that was driving a dark silver Ford Fiesta. It is believed that the elderly male had driven several miles southbound in the northbound lanes prior to causing the crash. The elderly male continued after causing the crash and has not been located.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command are continuing the investigation and are requesting anyone that may have witnessed the wrong way driver or has information to the identity of the operator to please call 541-440-3334 Extension 4725. Senior Trooper Mark Moore is the lead investigator into the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation.

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***Update - Fourth Occupant Dies from Injures*** Highway 97 Crash Takes Three Lives South Of Madras - Jefferson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/18/16 12:34 PM
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OSP learned today that the 10 year old male passenger succumbed to his injuries while being treated at Saint Charles in Bend.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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Previous Release:

On May 17, 2016 at about 2:09PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 100 (intersection of Bear Lane, south of Madras).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Pontiac van was traveling northbound on Highway 97 when it stopped in the lane of travel in preparation to make a left turn onto Bear Lane (waiting for southbound traffic to pass).

While waiting to make a left turn, an unknown vehicle that had also been traveling northbound on Highway 97 almost rear-ended the Pontiac but passed it on the right shoulder. Another northbound vehicle, a 2015 Ford van, could not avoid the Pontiac and rear-ended it at highway speeds. This impact forced the Pontiac into the southbound lane of travel where it collided with a southbound 2008 Honda Accord.

The driver of the Pontiac, Anita J BEMROSE, age 49, of Madras was taken by air ambulance to Saint Charles Bend where she died from her injuries. A 10 year old male passenger was also taken to Saint Charles Bend for life threatening injuries. Two other passengers, a 12 year old male and 14 year old male, were pronounced deceased on scene. All passengers were sons to the deceased driver.

The driver of the Honda, Shirley AYRES, age 69, of Madras was transported to Saint Charles Madras for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford, Bryan MCDONALD, age 41, of Redmond, was taken to Saint Charles Redmond for non-life threatening injuries.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance if anyone has knowledge identifying the operator of the unknown vehicle who nearly collided with the stopped Pontiac. Anyone will information is asked to call the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555.

This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available.


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Fort Vancouver National Trust Announces Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition Finalists (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/18/16 12:26 PM
2014 contestant, Nicki Roller, will be performing again this year at Sing 4th.
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The Fort Vancouver National Trust has announced the finalists who will perform on the Vancouver Toyota Main Stage at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. Local teens competed at auditions on May 14 at Beacock's Music, and these ten finalists were selected to compete again on Independence Day.

Samara Davis, Camas High School
Quintin Gaither, Hudson's Bay High School
Sunday Manisto-Saari, Mountain View High School
Amanda Nicholson, Evergreen High School
Brittni Plummer, Union High School
Nicole Roller, Skyview High School
Amethyst Stackerman, Prairie High School
Hannah Toner, Mountain View High School
Sydney Valaer, Washougal High School
Shawni Van Vessem, Skyview High School

A panel of local musician judges, some of whom will perform on the Main Stage later in the evening on the 4th of July, will select the winners. Contestants will be judged on originality, skill, poise, audience appeal and family-friendly content.

The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice and a first place trophy. Second place will take home a $500 college scholarship and third prize is a $250 college scholarship. All ten finalists will be given a DVD of the Sing Fourth program.

The vocal competition will be co-hosted by The Morning Bull Ride from 98.7 The Bull and Kyra Smith, a local singer and performer.

The Sing Fourth Teen Vocal Competition is a component of Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. This contest is produced by the Fort Vancouver National Trust and is open to high school students who live in Clark County. For more information, visit fortvan.org/fourth.


Attached Media Files: 2014 contestant, Nicki Roller, will be performing again this year at Sing 4th.
New Principal Named for Union Ridge Elementary (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/18/16 12:22 PM
Kelly Macdonald, new principal at Union Ridge Elementary
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Ridgefield, WA - The Ridgefield School District announced on Thursday, May 12 that Kelly Macdonald will be the next principal of Union Ridge Elementary. Macdonald, a Ridgefield resident, currently serves as the vice principal at Hockinson Middle School. She will officially begin her duties in Ridgefield on July 1.

"Words can hardly express how excited I am to work with the talented staff at Union Ridge. The Ridgefield School District has a reputation for outstanding academic excellence. I plan to do all I can to continue this achievement," said Macdonald.

"We are extremely excited for Kelly to join our team. Her extensive experience, strong commitment to building relationships, and advocacy efforts on behalf of all students, makes her ideally suited to this position," said Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield's superintendent.

Macdonald was drawn to the job because of Ridgefield's growth, focus on continuous improvement, and a future of unlimited possibilities.

"There is something special happening in the Ridgefield School District. There is a great feeling of unity and a focus on excellence," she said.

Macdonald has been in education for 17 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University as well as a Master's Degree in Special Education from Washington State University - Vancouver. Also, Macdonald has an endorsement in English Language Learners and training in Orton-Gillingham strategies for dyslexia.

A veteran teacher before she moved into administration, Macdonald has taught kindergarten, first, and third grades. She also served as a reading specialist and as a student advocate.

Macdonald has a reputation for building relationships and working collaboratively to achieve successful outcomes.

"I am eager to meet our students, staff, and families and begin to build relationships with the Union Ridge community," she said.

Mrs. Macdonald has been married to her husband, David Macdonald, for 30 years. They are the proud parents of five children ranging from 20 to 29 years of age, as well as three grandchildren.


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Call for back-to-school event exhibitors
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/18/16 11:56 AM
Non-profit and government agencies that work with families and students of Vancouver Public Schools are invited to host a table at the 2016 GoReady! Back-to-School Festival.

The festival will be held Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. Exhibitors should plan to arrive by 8 a.m. and stay for the entire event.

This is the third-annual GoReady! Back-to-School Festival, sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools, which connects parents and families to resources and services to support their children's success in school.

Interested agencies and organizations should contact Connie Sherrard, Family-Community Resource coordinator, at connie.sherrard@vansd.org by June 3.
FamilyCare Health Takes Financial Loss
FamilyCare Health - 05/18/16 11:55 AM
Portland, OR -- May 18, 2016 -- FamilyCare Health announces a $10.2 million loss in the first quarter of 2016. The loss itself is not surprising to FamilyCare leadership as they have been consistently stating that the 20% rate cut in 2015 would result in a net loss in 2016. This loss supports FamilyCare's assertion that their rates are not actuarially sound.

All other things being equal, if FamilyCare's 2014 rates were still in effect, they would not have incurred this loss. FamilyCare's rates are the lowest in the state and don't reflect the complexity of health needs of its members.

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About FamilyCare Health
For 30 + years, FamilyCare Health has been providing patient-centered healthcare to Oregonians. With over 130,000 members, FamilyCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization providing health plan services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and some parts of Marion counties. FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health. It was the first Coordinated Care Organization in the tri?county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. More information at http://www.familycareinc.org/
One-Alarm Apartment Fire Forces Woman and Children to Flee (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 05/18/16 11:30 AM
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A one-alarm fire forced a Hillsboro woman to grab her children and flee their apartment in the 1000 block of NE Jackson Street this morning. The blaze broke out shortly after 9:30. When Hillsboro firefighters from the downtown fire station arrived, they found smoke coming from an apartment located above a two-car garage. They quickly knocked down the flames and spent about 20 minutes removing smoke from the structure.

The woman and two small children, ages one and two, were outside. The woman complained of breathing difficulties. Metro West Ambulance paramedics examined her while Hillsboro firefighters mopped up the fire scene. The woman declined to be transported to a hospital. She told firefighters that she noticed the fire about the same time as her smoke alarm began sounding. She called 9-1-1 and all left the structure.

The area of origin of the blaze is a bedroom. There is no damage estimate yet. Fire investigators are examining the scene in an effort to determine the cause. The family did not have renters insurance nor did the structure have residential sprinklers. They will be staying with friends while their apartment is repaired.

Hillsboro Fire Department encourages all renters to purchase renters insurance to cover your personal belongings and furniture. The owner's insurance only covers damage to the building.


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Images for Media
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/18/16 11:01 AM
The Sheriff's Office has made several changes to make images more readily available for media. Our jail roster updates hourly and arrestees who were booked and released are made available for seven days online. Additionally the images are stored at the highest resolution possible and can be dragged and dropped straight to your desktop.

While we understand the world moves fast and deadlines are critical to stories, please utilize our online resource for obtaining booking images. If the image is not available because the person is no longer in custody please feel free to contact our staff and they can assist you.

If you open our web page and find a booking that only shows a badge this indicates that a process has not yet been completed and the image is forth coming. In these cases please do not contact the jail and request the image, the image will be available as soon as the issue is resolved.

Thank you.
National Get Outdoors Day at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Highlights Outdoor Recreation in the Northwest
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/18/16 10:37 AM
National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) will bring community partners together to celebrate healthy, active, outdoor fun at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (NHS) from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The National Park Service's annual Brigade Encampment, a component of GO Day, re-enacts the return of the fur brigades to Fort Vancouver, illuminating how day-to-day survival skills of trappers in the 1840s have become recreational pursuits today, and how our relationships to the natural world have changed over time.

National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)

Held on public lands throughout the country, National Get Outdoors Day is a free, family-friendly event promoting healthy, active, outdoor fun.

GO Day at Fort Vancouver NHS brings over 40 city, county, and federal land management agencies, non-profits, and outdoor-based businesses together to introduce the public to fun outdoor activities. As an urban national park, Fort Vancouver NHS serves as an ideal gateway to national parks, forests, trails, and other public lands. Hands-on activities will include fishing, archery, and rock climbing. Booths and food vendors will be lined along East Fifth Street, in front of Pearson Air Museum.

"Hosting Vancouver's Get Outdoors Day at Fort Vancouver allows us to partner with other national parks in the region," said Park Ranger Bobby Gutierrez. "Park rangers from Mount Rainier National Park, Nez Perce National Historical Park, and Olympic National Park will be on-hand to share fantastic opportunities for outdoor recreation in our Northwest national parks. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and it's a perfect time to get outdoors and find your park." In addition, park rangers from Fort Vancouver will share a special hands-on exhibit exploring the history of 19th century naturalists at the fort, as well as native flora and fauna.

Partners of GO Day at Fort Vancouver NHS include the US Forest Service, the City of Vancouver, Clark County, the National Park Service, Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, and the Parks Foundation of Clark County.

Brigade Encampment

The national park's annual Brigade Encampment re-enacts the return of Hudson's Bay Company fur brigades to Fort Vancouver. Costumed re-enactors will demonstrate cooking, crafts, games, dances, and music of the 1840s. Hands-on, family-friendly activities will be featured. Black powder demonstrations of replica 1840s weaponry will also take place.

"The Brigade Encampment speaks to an important chapter in Pacific Northwest history, and the public at GO Day can speak with volunteer re-enactors as they demonstrate the rugged lives of fur traders and their families. The Encampment also serves as a reminder that not so long ago, camping was not a recreational activity, but rather an essential way of life," said Superintendent Tracy Fortmann.

Fortmann further noted that, "GO Day, which is a US Forest Service national event, brings together multiple land managing agencies, and nonprofit and profit organizations to provide a lively day-long, free event chock full of vendors, activities and opportunities that embrace the recreational and health benefits that outdoor activities provide us."

The Brigade Encampment will take place on the Great Meadow, just north of East Fifth Street and across from Pearson Air Museum, from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information, the public should contact the park Visitor Center by calling 360-816-6230.

WHAT: National Get Outdoors Day & Brigade Encampment

WHEN: 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2016

WHERE: Along East Fifth Street, across from Pearson Air Museum (1115 E Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661)

COST: Free. Entrance to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver will also be free on June 11.
Oregon Hospitals Offer Cost Estimates Within Three Days
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 05/18/16 10:35 AM
Today, the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems announced that every Oregon hospital can provide a cost estimate for hospital services for a scheduled procedure within three business days. This voluntary policy helps uninsured or out-of-network patients to understand their potential costs for services provided at the hospital. Most insured patients, however, will find more useful information on costs by contacting their insurer, who can provide specific estimates based on their particular plan.

To facilitate access to this information, OAHHS also announced that the OregonHospitalGuide.org website now features a "Cost Estimates" section for each hospital in the state. This new section provides comprehensive information for consumers to contact hospital cost estimate and billing departments. It also links directly to each hospital's financial assistance policy, which can be helpful for people who need help paying their bill.

"Patients, whether they are insured, out of their health plan's network or lack insurance all together, should be able to get a good faith estimate directly from their hospital for the cost of a procedure ahead of time. And, when coupled with the corresponding commitment of Oregon's health plans to provide costs estimates for the vast majority of our state's residents who are now insured, every Oregonian, whether insured, uninsured or out-of network can get the financial information they need to make better healthcare decisions for themselves and their families," said Andy Davidson, OAHHS President and CEO. "We are very proud of this pro-consumer commitment by Oregon hospitals."

"We commend OAHHS and its member hospitals for their accomplishments and for their commitment to improving price transparency," said Healthcare Financial Management Association President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "Oregon is among the first hospital associations in the nation to adopt the recommendations in the HFMA Price Transparency Task Force Report, which reflect the industry consensus on price and quality transparency."

This pro-consumer initiative is part of a larger transparency effort designed and led by OAHHS and complements the comparable hospital quality data already available on OregonHospitalGuide.org website. In addition to this new information, the website, which launched in March of 2015, also provides searchable, comparable hospital financial and utilization data for every hospital in the state, as well as quality of care data -- all of which patients can use to learn about their local community hospital.

Key data features on OregonHospitalGuide.org:
-- Contact information and direct links to hospital billing and financial assistance policies
-- Searchable quality of care data reported to the federal government
-- Key indicators in graph form for individual hospitals including operating margins, payer mix, and uncompensated care in percentage and dollars
-- Key indicators for comparing one or more hospitals including:
-- Average length of stay, average daily census, occupancy rate, surgery mix, and FTEs per adjusted occupied bed
-- Charity care as a percentage of total charges, total uncompensated care as a percentage of total charges, collected charges as a percent of total charges, operating margin, and total margin

At the time of launching the site, OAHHS reminded patients that despite all the comparisons and research that this site enables, the best way to make informed health care decisions was still in consultation with their medical professional team.

To learn more, visit OregonHospitalGuide.org.


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Health Share of Oregon seeks Photovoice contractor
Health Share of Oregon - 05/18/16 10:20 AM
(Portland, OR) -- Health Share of Oregon, the state's largest coordinated care organization (CCO) serving more than 240,000 Oregon Health Plan members, is conducting a Photovoice project as a means of authentically engaging the Tri-County communities and broadening awareness of community members' lived experiences, health challenges and community strengths.

Photovoice is an approach to amplify the voices of individuals who may otherwise be unheard, build community connectivity, and share reflections through photography and stories. "These photographs and stories will add a new layer of how Health Share understands their members and their experiences beyond just looking at data," said Michael Anderson-Nathe, Health Share's Chief Equity and Engagement Officer. "Another way to look at this is that these pictures, and the stories that go with them, are data with a soul."

The project will support Health Share's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP) and include up to ten participants in each county; Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.

Health Share is seeking a Photovoice consultant who will be responsible for the design, recruitment and implementation of the project through December 2016. The consultant must have strong existing community relationships, experience with participatory photography, be able to partner with community-based organization in the Tri-Counties, and share the findings with a variety of stakeholders.

Interested facilitators or consultants can view the official job announcement and learn more about the project at www.healthshareoregon.org/Photovoice.

Community members who are interested in participating in the Photovoice project should contact Health Share's Community Engagement Program Manager, Rebecca Naga, by emailing rebecca@healthshareoregon.org.

About Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon is the state's largest Medicaid coordinated care organization (CCO), serving more than 240,000 Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. Our mission is to partner with communities to achieve ongoing transformation, health equity, and the best possible health for each individual.

Health Share was founded and continues to be governed by eleven health care organizations serving OHP members: Adventist Health, CareOregon, Central City Concern, Clackamas County, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Multnomah County, Oregon Health & Science University, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Health Alliance and Washington County.

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First Access to WareHouse '23 Restaurant and Event Space on 5/26 at GVCC Preview Event (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 05/18/16 10:08 AM
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- On Thursday, May 26th the GVCC will host a historic "MEGA: Business After Hours" event at WareHouse '23 at 100 Columbia in the Port's Terminal One from 5-7pm. WareHouse '23 is a brand new restaurant and event space, occupying the Red Lion Hotel at the Quay building, left vacated on October 31st 2015. Mark Matthias (owner of Beaches on the Columbia River) has signed a short term lease for WareHouse '23, with the option to put roots down in the future. They are currently renovating to bring WareHouse '23 to life. The "MEGA: Business After Hours" event is the first opportunity to re-enter the space, check out the changes, and see the new menu being offered to the community. The cost is $25/person, please RSVP at www.vancouverusa.com.

Attendees will have an opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas at the event. Your entry fee puts your name into win the getaway. Plus, there will be additional door prizes being raffled off, an abundance of entertainment, food, drinks, and much more. Owner, Mark Matthias and representatives from the Port of Vancouver USA will be on hand to answer questions regarding the space and Terminal One's future.

"The team here at WareHouse '23 is excited for this pre-opening "under construction," sneak peek into the newest edition to Vancouver's Waterfront. We'll make sure it's a MEGA event with all our friends here, in the community," stated Mark Matthias.

"We/the GVCC are excited to welcome the business community back to this historic waterfront venue and provide a sneak peek to the renovation of the facility by Mark Matthias and his Warehouse '23 crew," said John McDonagh, GVCC CEO/President.

Membership to the Vancouver Chamber is not required to attend this event. This event is open to the first 600 who sign up via the official event post: http://www.vancouverusa.com/events/details/mega-business-after-hours-warehouse-23-7844.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.

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Providence, Peacehealth Celebrated National Women Build Week With Donation to Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/18/16 9:53 AM
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) As part of their strategic alliance designed to create health and wellness, Providence Health & Services -- Oregon and PeaceHealth have made a $35,000 home sponsorship for the Women Build Program in Vancouver. The gift was made in conjunction with National Women Build Week.

Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International. The donation helped the Evergreen Habitat/Women Build committee exceed its fundraising goal of $75,000 for its latest project in 2016 -- constructing a home for a family in need as part of a 10-home subdivision.

"We are beyond grateful to Providence and PeaceHealth for believing in this mission and allowing us to continue to empower women, raise walls, and create hope through Women Build," said Josh Townsley, executive director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

The Women Build program enables women to help eliminate poverty housing by building homes and communities. Through Women Build, volunteers and homeowners gain the confidence and skills to lay bricks, pound nails and create hope. Evergreen Habitat for Humanity built its first Women Build home in 2012.

Habitat homes are sold at cost with zero percent loans. Families provide 500 hours of sweat equity, either by working on their own home or the home of a neighbor.

In addition to the donation, caregivers at PeaceHealth and Providence will be invited to volunteer and serve together in the construction of the Women Build home, which will be the second one built by the program in Clark County.

For questions about homeownership, volunteering or contributions, please contact Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at info@ehfh.org or call 360-737-1759.
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Mayor Elect Ted Wheeler To Speak At Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Dedication Ceremony (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/18/16 9:32 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 18, 2016) -- Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who won the race on Tuesday to become Portland's mayor elect, will speak on the state of children's mental healthcare at Albertina Kerr's Campus for Children's Mental Health on May 20, 2016 as part of their Community Promise Dedication Ceremony. The event starts at 11 a.m. with speakers starting at 11:45 a.m. Ted Wheeler is the Honorary Chair of the Community Promise campaign.

The ceremony will recognize top donors who helped raised more than $6.1 million to expand and renovate Albertina Kerr's Campus, a ten-acre center that offers community-based mental health services to children and their families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed campus brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best care for this vulnerable population. Last year, 863 children and families received services at Albertina Kerr's campus. The expansion of this campus will raise the number of children and families served to more than 1,000 each year.

Since 1915, Albertina Kerr's Gresham campus has been a place where Oregon's most vulnerable sought help. A century ago, the urgent social service question was how to aid unwed mothers, their babies and children with developmental disabilities. Kerr's Gresham campus was dedicated to providing care for those who had nowhere else to turn.
Children's mental health is among the most urgent social service challenges Oregon families and communities face. Many families lack the resources to address the most serious mental health issues. "When children do not receive effective diagnosis and treatment, the harm to children, families and communities can be costly in so many ways", said Fritz Bartsch, Community Promise Co-Chair. "Albertina Kerr is being forward thinking and helping children and families now and into the future with being able to provide community-based mental health services to families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed Campus for Children's Mental Health brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best practice standards that truly are Kerr's hallmark."

The event will be held at 722 NE 162nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. Albertina Kerr's capital campaign, Kerr Community Promise, helps raise awareness and funds to support children's mental health.

For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org


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City awarded park tree inventory project grant
City of Vancouver - 05/18/16 8:35 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver's Urban Forestry Division has been awarded a grant from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a comprehensive tree inventory in neighborhood parks.

The DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program grant will fund a state-hired private contractor to complete an inventory of up to 2,500 trees. By documenting tree composition, condition, location and maintenance needs, this inventory will be the basis for comprehensive management decisions for this valuable tree resource.

"The inventory will enable the City to proactively manage assets in our parks system, allowing us to make decisions about tree maintenance, species of trees to plant, and locations that would benefit from planting trees," explained Vancouver Urban Forester Charles Ray.

An urban forest diverse in both age and species is more resilient and ensures that no single event, pest or disease destroys a significant portion of the city's trees at one time. The focus of future planting will favor a wide variety of quality cultivars and native species, which require less water and are better adapted to our climate.

The project will be completed within two years and will involve a tree inventory of trees in neighborhood parks in each of the seven park districts, including Arnada Park, Evergreen Park, Franklin Park, Columbia Lancaster Park, Coop Park, DuBois Park, Bella Vista Park, Biddlewood Park, Fir Crest Park, Clearmeadows Park, Fisher's Creek Park, Heritage Park, Diamond Park, Fir Garden Park, Centerpointe Park, Jaggy Road Park and Oakbrook Park.

Inventory results, which will also include identification of hazard trees and maintenance needs, will be used for the long-term, sustainable management of urban forestry in City parks. Funds for this project were provided by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program, administered through the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program.

For more information about Vancouver's Urban Forestry program, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry. Vancouver Urban Forestry is a division of the Department of Public Works.

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DOJ Settlement Highlights Importance of Understanding Facts about 9-1-1 (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 05/18/16 8:28 AM
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The Oregon Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with "Alert911," a dba of ConnectAmerica.com, which sells a device that can contact 9-1-1 during an emergency. While doing business in Oregon, the company misrepresented to Oregonians that the device would call an operator, who would monitor the call and dispatch emergency personnel from the correct 9-1-1 center, based on the customer's location. In reality, the device made a direct connection to the closest 9-1-1 center, which was neither intercepted nor monitored by an Alert911 operator, and the non-initialized device did not provide a location or a call-back number if the 9-1-1 call got disconnected.

As part of the settlement, the company must refrain from making any false representations in Oregon, and must correct all website content, print advertisements and phone solicitations to remove claims that the company monitors calls, provides an operator for calls, and dispatches local emergency medical services for its Alert911 device subscribers. All customers in Oregon who purchased the device and paid the monthly fee will be reimbursed, under the settlement.

"The device provided by this company to its subscribers was a wireless non-initialized device," said Mark Tennyson, the state 9-1-1 program manager for Oregon Office of Emergency Management. "This device is capable of contacting 9-1-1 but may not reach the appropriate 9-1-1 center for assistance. The Federal Communications Commission requires any wireless device to be able to reach a 9-1-1 center, but use of a non-initialized wireless device is not the recommended way to contact 9-1-1," Tennyson said.

He added that the device does not provide a call back number, and that if the 9-1-1 call gets disconnected, the 9-1-1 center would be unable to call back the caller to gain additional information. Furthermore, the device would not be able to provide location information for the 9-1-1 caller.

Due to the critical life safety services that 9-1-1 provides, it is important to be aware of the following:

Without a call back number and accurate location information, 9-1-1 call centers cannot efficiently provide the most helpful emergency services when needed.
The best way to contact 9-1-1 emergency services is by calling 9-1-1 directly, speaking with a dispatcher, and providing your location information.
Consumers should be aware of exactly what products and services they are purchasing and the abilities and limitations of those products and services, especially as it relates to 9-1-1.

"9-1-1 plays an extremely important role keeping citizens safe, and that's why everyone should be aware of the most efficient way they can contact 9-1-1," Tennyson explained.



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Hospital Performance Metrics Advisory Committee to meet May 20
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/16 8:27 AM
May 18, 2016

Contact: Pamela Naylor, 503-559-2216 (meeting information and accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Hospital Performance Metrics Advisory Committee. Public testimony will be heard at 2:30 p.m.

When: Friday, May 20, 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees also can join through a listen-only conference line at 1-877-848-7030, participant code 695-684.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; presentation: Healthy Families Oregon; public testimony; opioids measurement; wrap up, adjourn.

For more information, an agenda and hospital metrics meeting packet, visit the committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/analytics/Pages/Hospital-Performance-Metrics.aspx.

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

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet May 20 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 05/18/16 8:24 AM
May 18, 2016

Contact: Pamela Naylor, 503-559-2216 (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee. Public testimony will be heard at 11:40 a.m.

When: Friday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Attendees also can join through a listen-only conference line at 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277166.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; disparity measurement discussion; stakeholder survey results and proposed new measures; public testimony; wrap up, adjourn.

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

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

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Media Advisory: U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx, Governor Brown, Mayor Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick to Host Smart City Challenge Roundtable
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/18/16 8:01 AM
Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov and andrew.estrada@dot.gov News media parking will be in a designated area.

MEDIA ADVISORY

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx, Governor Brown, Mayor Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick to Host Smart City Challenge Roundtable

On Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick will convene a roundtable meeting with local leaders to discuss the city's Smart City Challenge application and innovative ideas about the future of transportation in Portland. Portland is one of seven finalist cities competing for up to $40 million from USDOT to help create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.

The winning city will be selected based on their ability to think big, and provide a detailed roadmap on how they will integrate innovative technologies to prototype the future of transportation in their city. In order to help them reach their ambitious goals, the Department has been working with each city to connect them with existing partnerships that support their final proposal with technical assistance. Partners that have already joined the Smart City Challenge include Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc., Mobileye, Autodesk, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, Amazon Web Services and NXP.

The winning city will be announced in June 2016. To learn more about the Smart City Challenge or explore Smart City Challenge partnership opportunities, visit www.transportation.gov/smartcity.

WHO: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
Oregon Governor Kate Brown
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales
Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick

WHAT: Smart City Challenge Roundtable

WHERE: Portland Community College Southeast Campus
Mt. Tabor Hall Conference Room
2305 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR

WHEN: Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT

RSVP: Credentialed media that plan to attend the event, please RSVP to andrew.estrada@dot.gov for logistical details.
Tue. 05/17/16
2nd Alarm Apartment Fire on N. Interstate Destroys Apartment But Spares Local Business (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/17/16 8:47 PM
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At 5:15pm today an apartment fire was reported at N Interstate and Alberta. Initial crews reported seeing heavy fire and smoke from a second story apartment window. Fire spread throughout the 2nd story apartment but was stopped before spreading to two business below. All 3 residents who were inside when the fire started made it out safely and no injuries were reported.
Fire investigators are working on a determination of cause but did note that no working smoke alarms were found in the apartment.
This apartment fire was under control in less than an hour thanks to swift action by fire crews to prevent spread to the locally run businesses below.

PF&R would like to remind Portland residents the following about the importance of smoke alarms:

Smoke alarms are the single most important item to help you survive a fire. While fire doesn't have to happen, when it does, early warning is imperative for escape.


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Consumer Alert Update: Peter's Paving LLC Scam -- Arrest Made, CCB License Suspended (Photo)
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 05/17/16 6:49 PM
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On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) arrested Peter Joseph Jennings (DOB: 6/15/1990) for Attempted Theft I by Deception in connection to a travelling asphalt paving scam being operated in Benton County earlier in the month. Mr. Jennings was conducting business under the name and license of Peter's Paving LLC (CCB #209739). As of Monday, May 16, 2016, this license has been suspended by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) due in part to the fact that Mr. Jennings was associated with a previously revoked CCB license (PJ's Asphalt LLC -- CCB #199776).

BCSO urges customers of Peter's Paving LLC to immediately file a complaint with the CCB should they be the victim of any breach of contract, negligence or improper work. Instructions for how to file a complaint can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/complaints/Pages/file-complaint.aspx or by calling (503)934-2247.

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Consumer Alert: Travelling Asphalt Paving Scams

Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon -- April 15, 2016 -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) would like to remind consumers to be extremely cautious when selecting a contractor to pave a driveway or other surface. Recent complaints have been filed regarding an asphalt paving company recently seen operating in Benton County. Although this company currently holds a valid license through the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB), its business tactics resemble that of typical traveling pavement scams, such as: selling door-to-door, claiming they have leftover asphalt from another job, pushing you to make a quick decision, not offering any contracts, requesting check payments made out to an individual instead of the name of the business, and substandard work.

BCSO urges consumers to protect themselves by checking with the CCB for a valid license or history of complaints, confirming the business address is valid (and not a shipping center mailbox), obtain bids from multiple companies, obtain a written contract, and write your payment check to the business name you contract with.

According to the CCB website, "Be cautious if you get an unsolicited door-to-door offer. Organized groups known as 'travelers' move from state to state posing as contractors. They often distribute flyers and knock on doors. They may demand cash up front or may take a check and cash it right away, never returning to do the work. If they perform work, it is usually substandard." Source: http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/homeowner/Pages/construction-scams.aspx

If you feel you have been victimized by one of these asphalt paving scams, call your local law enforcement agency to file a police report and visit http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/ to file a complaint with the Oregon CCB.

Contact:
Detective Christopher Dale
541-766-0138
Christopher.Dale@co.benton.or.us


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8th Annual Historic Preservation Month Fair, Thursday, May 26 at the State Capitol
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/17/16 5:05 PM
May is National Historic Preservation Month and for Oregon communities throughout the state it's an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past as well as to recognize contributions that individuals and organizations make to preserve those stories and places.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with 27 heritage organizations on Thursday, May 26, at the 8th Annual Historic Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem, hosted by Heritage Programs, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Community organizations and several state agencies will highlight the history of their institutions and their work to preserve important sites related to historic events, persons, and places that tell the Oregon story.

The event will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building. It is free and open to the public.

On display at the event are an operating World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a Korean War Jeep. A free tour of the Capitol Building tower will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the information kiosk in the Capitol Building.

Participating exhibitors include the Willamette Heritage Center; Salem Landmarks Commission; Historic Deepwood Estate; Salem Pioneer Cemetery; Asahel Bush House Museum; Salem Museum of Mental Health; Lord and Schryver Conservancy; Oregon Military Museum; Willamette University Archives; Newell House Museum; Friends of Timberline Lodge; Friends of the Oregon Caves Chateau; Oregon Black Pioneers; Hoover Minthorn House Museum; Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House; University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Oregon State Parks with friends groups from Silver Falls and Champoeg State Parks and the Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Commission; Oregon Department of Forestry, Forestry History Center; Oregon Department of Transportation; Oregon State Capitol Foundation; Oregon State Archives, and the Oregon State Library. A free trip to the top of the Capitol Building to see the Gold Man will depart from the information desk at inside the Capitol building at 11:30am. Please arrive five minutes early to sign a liability waiver.
City Council Approves 14-Lot Subdivision on Canyon Creek Road South and Construction Contract for Utility Repairs in Charbonneau
City of Wilsonville - 05/17/16 5:02 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On May 16, 2016, the City Council held public hearings and approved both a Comprehensive Plan amendment and a Zone Map amendment for a proposed 14-lot residential subdivision located on 4.37 acres at 28500 and 28530 SW Canyon Creek Road South. The Council's approval changed the zoning from Residential Agriculture-Holding (RA-H) to the Planned Development Residential-3 (PDR-3) Zone and changed the Comprehensive Plan designation from 0-1 to 4-5 dwelling units per acre. In addition to the 14 residential lots, the subdivision includes a public street, preservation of over two acres of Significant Resource Overlay Zone (SROZ) and a private park for the neighborhood. The development proposal was first approved by the Development Review Board (DRB) Panel B on April 25.

Under the Consent Agenda the Council approved a resolution authorizing the City to award a construction contract to Canby Excavating, Inc., for the construction of the Charbonneau High Priority Utility Repair Phase I which is the first construction project from the Charbonneau Consolidated Improvement Plan that was developed in 2014. The project repairs, rehabilitates and replaces approximately 2,750 feet of Priority 1 sanitary and storm pipe, between 8 and 24 inches in diameter, at five locations within the Charbonneau district. The project also includes installation of approximately 500 feet of 12-inch water main across the Charbonneau Golf Course property, replacing the water main that ruptured at 32080 Boones Bend Road on October 6, 2015.


During the Mayor's Business portion of the meeting, Mayor Tim Knapp issued a proclamation for May 15-21 to be Public Works Week recognizing the consistent contributions of the City's Public Works staff to provide a high-quality service to the community.

The City Council continued until June 6 a public hearing on a set of proposed amendments to Wilsonville's 2013 Transportation Systems Plan known collectively as the "2016 TSP Amendment." The action continues the public hearing and keeps open the public record, providing the public more time to comment and staff additional time to make refinements to the proposed plan. The TSP is the City's long-term policy and planning document for all types of transportation improvements, including road, bicycle, pedestrian and transit-related projects. The Plan also features higher priority projects that are planned to be implemented over a 20-year timeframe through the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP), development review processes and occasionally by other agencies.

The City Council also continued a resolution that amends the City Code regarding right-of-way and public easement management, section 3.410, to add a new section on franchise fees for use of the City's public right-of-way and easements.

During the Communications portion of the meeting, the City Council heard separate reports from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen and Oregon Institute of Technology Vice President Laura McKinney. The Council also received an update on the Rotary Club of Wilsonville's Through A Child's Eyes (TACE) program and Alan Kirk of OrePac Building Products presented Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow a check in the amount of $5,000 to support the annual inmate-child bonding event at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Republic Services Manager Frank Lonergan presented a donation check of $550 in support of the food-pantry and social services programs to Wilsonville Community Sharing board member Michelle Ripple.

Prior to the regular meeting at the work session City Council heard reports and discussed the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Corridor Plan, Wilsonville priority transportation projects, Transportation Systems Plan minor amendments, LED street-lighting project, Metro-Wilsonville Community Enhancement Program and Metro's Equitable Housing Planning and Development grant.
After the meeting the City Council convened as the City's Urban Renewal Agency and awarded an engineering contract to OTAK for the Boones Ferry Road to Brown Road Connector Corridor Plan that seeks to design an alternate route into and out of the Old Town commercial district.

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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Corps to issue draft Rogue water management plan
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/17/16 4:32 PM
Release No: 16-022
For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will issue its draft Rogue Basin summer water management plan next week for public review and comment.

The draft "Rogue River Basin Project Conservation Release Season Operating Plan" identifies Rogue and Applegate river flow requirements and Lost Creek and Applegate reservoir storage for the May through October conservation season.

The Corps will explain the draft plan on a conference call and Web meeting Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to listen in by calling 877-810-9415 and entering access and security codes 6360028 when prompted. Presentations accompanying the call can be viewed at https://www.webmeeting.att.com, meeting number 877-810-9415, access code 6360028.

The call is a regularly-scheduled interagency work session; public questions and comments will not be addressed at that time. The draft plan will be posted for public review at http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/RogueRiver.aspx. Questions and comments about the draft plan can be directed by email to Rogue Basin Regulator Alan Donner at alan.d.donner@usace.army.mil through June 10.

The Corps works with a variety of federal and state environmental protection, fish and wildlife, and water resource agencies to develop its annual water management plan. Initial discussions start in February.

February's discussions and recommendations are followed by preliminary reservoir refill projections in March, and draft water release recommendations in April. The process is continually informed by updated snowpack and water supply forecasts.

Although the release plan is usually considered final in early June, it is continuously updated through the summer as conditions change.

William L. Jess and Applegate dams contribute to a water resource management system that provides flood damage reduction, fish and wildlife enhancement, irrigation, municipal and industrial water supply, power generation, water quality improvement and recreation. For more information, visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/RogueRiver.aspx.

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Battle Ground superintendent honored as state Champion for Children (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/17/16 4:30 PM
Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe (with Sandy Mathewson, the district's director of social-emotional learning) was named the 2016 Champion for Children by OSPI and the Foundation for Healthy Generations
Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe (with Sandy Mathewson, the district's director of social-emotional learning) was named the 2016 Champion for Children by OSPI and the Foundation for Healthy Generations
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Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe has been named the Champion for Children by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Foundation for Healthy Generations. Hottowe received the second annual award last week at the state's 2016 Student Support Conference in Wenatchee. OSPI's Student Support Office and the Foundation for Healthy Generations sponsor the award to recognize an exemplary individual or team committed to providing whole-child, school-based, social, emotional, and physical support to vulnerable, underserved populations of students and their families.

Hottowe has dedicated his 40-year career in education to working for the health and wellness of children, especially vulnerable and underserved youth. As the superintendent of Battle Ground Public Schools, Mark is changing school culture and climate in the district. He leads the district with the knowledge that students need a safe, supportive environment before they can be attentive to learning. This year, Mark built on the already strong foundation of student support in Battle Ground by prioritizing initiatives that focus on social-emotional health and learning. In addition to the system of counselors, psychologists, school nurses and positive behavioral programs that Battle Ground had in place, Hottowe is expanding programs district-wide, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and reaching out to community organizations and health professionals. He has given every person the responsibility of forming nurturing relationships with students that will engage them in a positive learning environment.

After graduating with degrees from Dartmouth and Central Washington universities, Hottowe began his career teaching Native American students in Neah Bay. As an administrator in Kelso, Mark worked with community partners to develop programs that reduced risk factors, built resiliency and enabled positive learning environments. As superintendent at Ocean Beach, Mark's commitment to social-emotional health grew, resulting in decreased substance use among youth and an increase in mental health and on-site prevention services at schools. At the state level, Mark has championed the development of prevention and intervention programs as the chair of the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Disparities Coalition.


Attached Media Files: Battle Ground Public Schools Superintendent Mark Hottowe (with Sandy Mathewson, the district's director of social-emotional learning) was named the 2016 Champion for Children by OSPI and the Foundation for Healthy Generations
Memorial Day weekend marks reopening of Corps' Philippi Park (Photo)
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Partnership provides path to annual summer recreation on John Day River

Release No: 16-021
For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2016

PORTLAND, OREGON -- Philippi Park, a long-time favorite recreation area on the John Day River about 3 miles southeast of John Day Lock and Dam, will reopen to yearly summer use on May 27, 2016.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Portland District, through a new, long-term partnership with OPAL Foundation, will turn on the power and water systems, install boat docks, open the restroom/shower building and return the park to public use through the 2016 Labor Day weekend. The Corps closed the park prior to summer 2013 due to recreation budget reductions.

The park reopening will start with a boat parade from LePage Park to Philippi Park at 9 a.m., Friday, May 27, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to tour the park and enjoy a beach-side BBQ hosted by OPAL Foundation.

"Through positive collaboration with OPAL Foundation, we worked through details to improve and operate this popular destination park," said Kevin Moynahan, John Day-Willow Creek operations project manager. "Together we now can support sustainable recreation each summer for local communities and recreating visitors."

"We are excited to be part of opening the park to new generations of visitors," said Darrell McSmith of Beaverton, Oregon, and founder of OPAL Foundation. "The Corps and the community have our commitment to maintain, preserve and enhance recreational opportunities at Philippi Park."

OPAL Foundation, a non-profit organization comprised of individuals and organizations, will provide financial and material contributions and volunteer support to open and maintain Philippi Park each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. The Corps and OPAL Foundation will conduct a range of activities and projects that support recreational opportunities and protect and preserve the archeological, natural, cultural and environmental features at the park.

Philippi Park is accessible only by boat and is located approximately one mile up the John Day River from its confluence with the Columbia. Parking and boat launch facilities are available at LePage Park. For a list of Philippi Park amenities, including camping and fishing, and information on other recreation opportunities in the vicinity of John Day Dam, visit http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/JohnDay.aspx. Learn about Opal Foundation at www.opal-foundation.org.

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Skamania County Emergency Services Street Fair (Photo)
Skamania Co. EMS and Rescue - 05/17/16 3:53 PM
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Skamania County Emergency Medical Services will be hosting their annual Open House and Street Fair in downtown Stevenson on Saturday, May 21st. The event will be held at 253 SW First Street between 11am and 2pm, and will feature multiple emergency response organizations and programs.

Our annual Open House and Street Fair provides an opportunity for emergency responders within Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge to showcase the services they provide and interact with the people they serve in a relaxing, educational atmosphere. Visitors will find information on services to help those in crisis and gain an understanding of how emergency service agencies and personnel benefit our community.

The event kicks off with a helicopter landing by the Life Flight Network, and continues with demonstrations by the Clark County Sheriff's Office K9 Team. A recognition ceremony, honoring those personnel who have gone above and beyond in providing aid will begin at noon, and a community CPR class will be offered throughout the day. While you are here, you can enjoy a hot dog and beverages provided by our generous sponsors, which include: A&J Select Market, Franz Bakery, Rock Cove Assisted Living and the Carson General Store.


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Advisory Committee Recommends Moving Plans Forward for Beaverton Public Safety Center
City of Beaverton - 05/17/16 3:27 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton's Public Safety Center Advisory Committee (PSCAC) voted at its meeting last night to ask the Beaverton City Council for a new police and emergency management facility. The $35 million facility is to be built on city-owned property in Beaverton.


"The citizen committee feels strongly after five years of study that we've got a good proposal and we are ready move forward," said PSCAC chair Jim McCreight. "Beaverton needs a public safety center we can count on, especially in times of crisis."


The committee's recommendation calls for a 90,000 square foot building at the corner of SW Hall Blvd and SW Allen Blvd. The site would house the city's police department as well as the emergency operations center. The building would be built to critical facility standards to ensure the city's emergency response functions were intact in case of natural disasters.


The committee recommended a public vote be held to ask voters to fund the facility at the same rate they are currently paying for the city's library bonds, which will be retired next year. As a result, taxpayers would pay essentially the same rate they do today for the library but extend the timeframe to cover the costs of the public safety building construction.


"This concept makes sense," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It directs our resources wisely without raising our property tax rate beyond what we pay today. The committee did a great job with their recommendation."


The committee also recommended that the city consider bringing the issue to voters on the November 2016 ballot.


The committee is expected to present their recommendations at the next Beaverton City Council meeting on June 7.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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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Walgreens Robbery In Tigard (Photo)
Tigard Police - 05/17/16 2:14 PM
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Robbery Suspect Photos Added



A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police at approximately 9:50 p.m. on May 14th advised that the Walgreen's Pharmacy located at 13939 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard had been robbed. A pharmacist reported that two black male adults entered the pharmacy area and demanded drugs and cash. Witness statements provided to police further stated both suspects displayed handguns during the robbery. The suspects fled from store with an underdetermined amount of narcotics and cash.

Tigard Police swiftly set up an area containment around the property and adjacent neighborhoods. Additionally, Tigard Police initiated a K9 track. No suspects were located. Tigard Police investigators are furthering the investigation and working to gather evidence which includes evidence collection and video surveillance from the store and surrounding areas.

If anyone has information regarding the incident, you're urged to contact Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677) or via email at: tips@tigard -or.gov


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Updated Information on Driver Captured After Fleeing Early Morning Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 05/17/16 1:59 PM
Gresham, Ore. -- Police have made an arrest in the early morning crash that sent one person to the hospital and closed roads for hours in southeast Gresham.

Heidi Kirillova, 29, of Portland was traveling westbound on Highway 26 in a black 2010 Honda Civic sedan at a high rate of speed. As Kirillova approached SE Powell Valley Road, police say she struck the back of a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Kevin Maden, 40, of Sandy who was also traveling westbound on Highway 26. Maden was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

After the crash, Kirillova attempted to steal two vehicles belonging to citizens who stopped at the crash scene to help. After her attempts were foiled by bystanders, she fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by police in the 2400 block of E Powell Boulevard.

Kirillova will be booked into Multnomah County Detentions Center on the following charges;

1ct DUII (controlled substance)
1ct Reckless driving
2cts Reckless endangerment
1ct Fail to perform the duties of a driver -- injury
2cts Assault in the 3rd degree
1ct Criminal mischief in the 2nd degree
1ct Robbery in the 3rd degree -- carjacking
1ct Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
1ct Attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Roadways in the area are now open.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed this morning's crash or the events surrounding the crash to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719.
Committee for Family Forestlands meets May 23
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/17/16 1:47 PM
Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7248
Lena Tucker, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7529


The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Monday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The committee will finalize its annual report to the Board of Forestry and 2016-17 work plan. The meeting will be at the Oregon Department of Forestry's Headquarters, Santiam Room, Building D, 2600 State Street, Salem.

The meeting will also include:
Updates on the Private Forests Division, streamside shade buffer rulemaking, the Asian Gypsy Moth eradication project, and the 2016 fire season
Discussions about the bald eagle rules, seedling supply and demand, and compensation for ecosystem services

The 13-member Committee for Family Forestlands researches policies that affect family forestland viability, natural resource protection and forestry benefits. Based on its findings, the committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester. You can find more information at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/CFF.aspx.

Public Meetings
The public is invited to attend the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

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PIO Forum is May 19
Salem Police Dept. - 05/17/16 1:35 PM
Reminder-The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 am. The meeting will be held at CCTV, 575 Trade St SE in Salem.

This is an excellent opportunity for media to meet with a variety of local Public Information Officers and to exchange information and ideas
Coffee with a Cop set for May 24
Salem Police Dept. - 05/17/16 12:51 PM
Officers from the Salem Police Department extend an invitation to Salem residents to for coffee and conversation at local café, the Ike Box, 299 Cottage ST NE, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

The event, known as Coffee with a Cop, is an opportunity for community members to join officers for good conversation over an enjoyable cup of coffee.

"Our Coffee with a Cop events have been very popular with the community and the officers," said Lt. Dave Okada whose section oversees and participates in the program, "The officers enjoy meeting residents and having the chance to have a relaxed conversation in a comfortable setting."

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the US Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events held across the country strive to make lasting connections between local law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The May event makes the third time the Salem Police Department meets with community members over a fresh perk.

For more information about the event, please contact the Salem Police Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175.
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AMR providing free CPR training to help saves lives during National Emergency Medical Services Week
AMR Portland - 05/17/16 11:28 AM
On May 18, local EMS provider AMR (American Medical Response) will provide coaching to local residents and teach them to save lives through compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR's nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week with events in 40 states. This year, students from Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland will assist with the training.

Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim's body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. The message is simple, when someone is found unresponsive.....
Call 911
Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives
Send someone to find an AED [if possible]

WHAT: AMR to provide free CPR training as part of a nationwide event

WHEN: May 18, 2016

WHERE:
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, free event - no admission fee

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, event free with Zoo admission fee

Clackamas Community College -- outside Community Center
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, Oregon
Hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, free event

VISUALS: AMR employees providing free training, members of the community learning a life-saving skill.

NOTE: the training is compression-only CPR for bystanders and not a certifying CPR course for employment purposes. For more information about AMR's CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/CPR .


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/562/94511/CPR-hands_only_-_Updated_5-2016.pdf , 2016-05/562/94511/051716_AMR_CPR_Challenge_media_advisory.pdf
UPDATED with detour info: Washington Park - temporary road closure (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 05/17/16 11:16 AM
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The bike/pedestrian path off NW Burnside and 24th Place will be closed all day on May 18, 2016, to complete paving on Sterns Canyon Road in Washington Park. Please see the attached map.

The best detour from the NW Flanders/NW Everett bikeway is to use NW 23rd to Vista Ave, then to Park Ave into Washington Park. We apologize for the inconvenience of this project as we work to make Sterns Canyon a better connection for cyclists. The first phase of this project is to repave portions of the pathway. Later, we will remove the gate and replace it with bollards. In addition, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be making improvements to the bike signal, signage, and curb ramps at that intersection to improve access. We expect the full project to be complete in late summer.

More info on Washington Park: http://bit.ly/1Ticmga


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Free recycle day event in east Vancouver May 21
City of Vancouver - 05/17/16 10:47 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- City of Vancouver Solid Waste Services, in partnership with Clark County Environmental Services, invites Vancouver residents to a Green Neighbors Recycling Day Event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Fisher's Landing Transit Center, 3510 S.E. 164th Ave.

The popular recycling event is an opportunity for Vancouver residents to drop off block foam, electronic equipment, old tires without rims, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and scrap metal. There is a limit of five tires per participant vehicle.

Shredding will be offered at this event, with a limit of two banker boxes per person.

Reminder: Household hazardous waste (HHW), such as paints, pesticides, poisons, automotive fluids and other chemicals, cannot be accepted at this event. Residents of Clark County are asked to dispose of household hazardous waste for free at any of these three transfer stations:
Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old River Road, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant Street, third Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

Recycling Day Events are free and provide residents with the opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse and/or recycling. A Washington State Department of Ecology grant provides funding for this special cleanup event.

Visit www.clarkgreenneighbors.org/recyclingday.html for more details.

Information on year-round disposal of household hazardous waste and other materials is available at: www.cityofvancouver.us/RecycleRight.

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Lloyd District 7-Eleven Store Robbed Early Tuesday Morning
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/16 10:35 AM
On Tuesday May 17, 2016, at 4:51 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven store, located at 310 Northeast Weidler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and were flagged down by a witness who told police that the suspect was last seen running southbound on Northeast 3rd Avenue. Several officers, including a Police Canine Unit, checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

Officers spoke with the employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the store without incident.

The employee described the suspect as a white male in his late-30s to early-40s, 5'7" tall, wearing dark clothing.

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

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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Beaverton Police Department Launches Community Watch Security Camera Registry Program
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/17/16 10:23 AM
The Beaverton Police Department is expanding the Neighborhood Watch concept with a new Community Watch Security Camera Registry Program.

How does it work? Locations of security cameras and contact information provided by residents and businesses will be posted on a map and serve as a resource to officers when investigating criminal activity. Officers or detectives may contact the owner/property manager entered into the registry to request video evidence to help with an investigation.

Is this a mandatory program? No. Registering the location of privately-owned security cameras and providing contact information is voluntary.

Will officers have access to live video? Not unless the owner/property manager grants permission. For example, in a retail security setting.

Does the Beaverton Police Department currently use recorded video surveillance for investigations? Yes. The Beaverton Police Department partners with many businesses and retail stores to obtain surveillance footage to investigate criminal activity and solve crime.

Where can I get more information? To learn more about the program or to register the location of your security camera, please visit BeavertonPolice.Org.
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Attached Media Files: News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employment in Oregon April 2016 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 05/17/16 10:00 AM
Oregon's Payroll Employment Gains 5,700 in April

Oregon's payroll employment grew by 5,700 in April, following a revised gain of 3,800 in March. The April gain was close to the average pace seen over the past 12 months. Oregon's unemployment rate held steady at 4.5 percent in April, the same as it was in March, and down significantly from 5.7 percent in April 2015.

In April, several major industries added jobs at a brisk pace. Professional and business services hired the most, adding 2,400. Next in line was government, which added 1,500. Three other industries added close to 1,000: health care and social assistance (+1,100 jobs); construction (+1,000); and other services (+1,000).

Manufacturing dropped by 1,300 jobs in April. Most of those losses were in durable goods manufacturing; however, Oregon's semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industry added jobs in April.

A record 64,100 nonfarm payroll jobs were added in Oregon over the past 12 months, for an annual growth rate of 3.6 percent. The next closest over-the-year gain--since at least 1990--occurred in May 1997 when 61,500 jobs were added.

Since April 2015, job growth has been rapid in construction (+7,900 jobs, or 9.6%), and in several industries that grew by more than 5 percent: professional and business services (+13,000 jobs or 5.8%); other services (+3,400 jobs or 5.7%); and health care and social assistance (+11,200 jobs or 5.1%). Furthermore, growth was widespread among other industries, with most adding more than 3 percent. No industry declined significantly since April 2015, although manufacturing did cut 100 jobs.

Oregon's labor force participation rate rose to 62.6 percent in April, from 62.3 percent in March, and up from 60.8 percent in April 2015. The labor force participation rate is the share of the population 16 years and older that is employed or unemployed. It has been trending upward since last year.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the April county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, May 24th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for May on Tuesday, June 14th.??NLG

Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted except for the detailed industry employment components.

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

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this Official Oregon Series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the October, November and December 2015 tax records data. In addition, data for July 2015 through September 2015 were revised upward by a total of 1,200 to 1,900 per month. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.

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

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

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Contact: (503) 947-1794. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, call 711 Telecommunications Relay Services.


Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon April 2016 News Release
Five Star Guitars wins National Small Business Person of the Year Award (Photo)
PCC - 05/17/16 9:39 AM
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HILLSBORO, Ore. -- This announcement is music to their ears.

The owners of Hillsboro's Five Star Guitars, clients of a partnership between Portland Community College Small Business Development Center and the city of Hillsboro, have been given the 2016 National Small Business Person of the Year Award. The Small Business Administration announced the awards this spring, selecting small businesses that have staying power, growth in employees and sales, innovation, response to adversity, and community contributions.

Five Star Guitars, owned by Jeremie Murfin, Geoff Metts and Johnpaul Simonet, have served thousands of customers and musicians since 2012 at locations in Hillsboro and Tanasbourne. The store serves beginner to pro musicians by stocking major guitar brands and finding rare or vintage instruments. Five Star Guitars also offers private lessons, full service instrument and amp repair, and custom tuning.

"We are really excited about this award," Metts said. "It's a huge honor. It's a big deal for us to represent this industry, since we're the first music store to win it in the 60 years of the award. The significance is not lost on us, and we want to make the most of it."

Five Star Guitars earned the designation after it participated in the 2015 Retail Small Business Management Program at PCC's Willow Creek Center. The program is 10 months long and focuses on strengthening retail businesses through education and one-on-one advising.

"The Retail Small Business Management Program has been an invaluable experience that directly contributed to the success and growth we have seen in recent months," Murfin said. "We've had unprecedented growth, added staff, and risen in our industry quicker than we ever thought possible."

In addition, Hillsboro's Economic Development Department provided a partial scholarship from the city's Enterprise Zone Program to Murfin, as well as to other qualifying small businesses in the downtown area.

"A strong economy is an essential part of a healthy city," said Mark Clemons, director of Hillsboro's Economic Development Department. "Small businesses are vital to Hillsboro's economy, job creation, and culture of innovation. Five Star Guitars is a great example of how our small businesses benefit from the partnership we created with the PCC Small Business Development Center, helping entrepreneurs and employees take their business to the next level."

The PCC Small Business Development Center has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years, combining one-on-one advising with programs taught by business experts and giving their clients the resources they need to grow their businesses. For more information, go to www.pcc.edu/sbdc.

"Small business is the backbone of our economy, and we know how hard small business owners work," said Tammy Marquez-Oldham, director of PCC's SBDC. "This award gives us the opportunity as business advisors to celebrate our clients and to recognize their hard work."

Hillsboro's Economic Development Department works with businesses, helping to foster employment opportunities and a higher quality of life for local families by supporting business growth--whether in the historic downtown or the heart of the Silicon Forest. For more information, call (503) 681-6181.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


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Albertina Kerr Receives $150,000 Grant from FamilyCare Health (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/17/16 9:24 AM
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PORTLAND, Ore. (May 17, 2016) -- Today, Albertina Kerr announced that FamilyCare Health, an Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, has invested $150,000 to support their Community Promise capital campaign funding the expansion and renovation of the Campus for Children's Mental Health in Gresham. The financial support from FamilyCare Health helps Albertina Kerr surpass a $6 million mark towards a $6.5 million goal of the Community Promise campaign.

The ten-acre campus allows Albertina Kerr to coordinate and deliver community-based mental health services reaching families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed Campus for Children's Mental Health brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best practice standards that are Kerr's hallmark of children's mental health services.

This partnership is the perfect fit as both Albertina Kerr and FamilyCare Health are recognized as leaders in providing patient-centered care to Oregonians. Albertina Kerr served 288 FamilyCare Health members last year.

"On behalf of Albertina Kerr, we are grateful to FamilyCare Health for the grant they have provided towards the Community Promise campaign. The completion of the property will allow Kerr to increase the number of children and their families it serves to more than 1,000 each year. Everything we as a community can do to help support children's mental health is key to saving a life," said Fritz Bartsch, Community Promise Co-Chair.

"Albertina Kerr has been a great partner in providing community based services to children with mental health concerns," said Cindy Becker, FamilyCare Vice President, Public Affairs. "We're excited about the opportunity to increase their capacity for our members and for the region."

Grant funding from FamilyCare Health will be used to support final phase construction costs, plus furnishings, fixtures and equipment in the clinical facilities on Kerr's Children's Mental Health Campus.

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. Albertina Kerr's capital campaign, Kerr Community Promise, helps raise awareness and funds to support children's mental health.

For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

About FamilyCare Health
For 30+ years, FamilyCare Health has been providing patient-centered health care to Oregonians. With over 130,000 members, FamilyCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization providing health plan services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Marion counties. FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health. It was the first Coordinated Care Organization in the tri?county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. More information at http://www.familycareinc.org/

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Save Your Jugs and Cartons: Milk Carton Boat Race Returns on June 26 (Photo)
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council - 05/17/16 9:19 AM
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Royal Rosarians adopting popular Rose Festival competition

A unique tradition dating back to 1973, the Milk Carton Boat Race will welcome boaters back to the historic Westmoreland Park Casting Pond in Portland on Sunday, June 26. The Rose Festival sanctioned event will be produced by the Royal Rosarians and sponsored by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council (formerly Dairy Farmers of Oregon).

"The Royal Rosarians are proud to adopt this great community event, and registration will be opening soon," said Rick Saturn, Prime Minister, Royal Rosarian. "So drink your milk and start saving up those milk cartons and jugs!"

Aptly named, the Milk Carton Boat Race features large, hand-made, human-powered boats that float entirely by means of recycled milk cartons and jugs. Racers young and old compete with their creatively constructed watercraft in seven classes ranging from sleek and slim boats built for speed to the whimsical showboat class. There is even a corporate category for businesses. All compete for the coveted Best in Show milk can trophy.

"We are so grateful the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and Royal Rosarians came together to carry on this fantastic family fun event," said Frank Chinn, Portland Rose Festival Foundation President. "The Milk Carton Boat Race is one of the more creative and colorful events in our encore season and a great way to cap the 2016 Rose Festival."

The race will take place at the Westmoreland Park Casting Pond in the Sellwood Neighborhood of southeast Portland on June 26 at 11 a.m. It is free to attend and participate in the races; and with great food, giveaways and entertainment, it promises to be a fun event for all ages.

"What better way to celebrate June Dairy Month than a Milk Carton Boat Race?" said Pete Kent, executive director of the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. "We appreciate the involvement and leadership of the Royal Rosarians and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, and look forward to seeing this year's new fleet of milk carton boats on the water."

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About the Royal Rosarians:

In distinctive white suits and straw hats, the Royal Rosarians serve by Mayoral Declaration as the "Official Greeters and Ambassadors of Goodwill for the City of Portland." Formed in 1912, the Royal Rosarians promote the best interests of the City of Portland and the Portland Rose Festival.

Royal Rosarians welcome visiting dignitaries from around the world and host hundreds of out-of-town visitors each year. Representing the outstanding character of the citizens of Portland, members march in parades throughout the world, promoting the Rose as the Queen of Flowers and Portland as the Rose Capital of the World. The Royal Rosarians are a volunteer organization dedicated to community service in charitable projects through the Royal Rosarian Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

About the Portland Rose Festival Foundation:

The Portland Rose Festival has made Portland, Oregon a better place to live and visit for 109 years. As Portland's Official Festival, The Rose Festival attracts over one million people to the Pacific Northwest every year. By sharing community pride, the Rose Festival provides Portland with fun and entertainment for all ages and generates more than $70 million for the region's economy and local businesses.

The Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves the community by providing families with events and programs that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, cultural diversity, patriotism and our floral heritage.

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.


Attached Media Files: All participants wear life jackets , Truck themed entry , Island themed entry , Cheese themed entry , Creative handmade boats , 2015 Best in Show, Thomas Clute , Award ceremony , Milk Carton Boat Race logo
Community Invited to Free Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness Presentation: Prepare Out Loud
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/17/16 9:04 AM
The Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation on June 1 aims to teach attendees practical steps to start preparing for disasters and the important role individuals can play in building a culture of preparedness.

PORTLAND, Ore., May 17, 2016 - The American Red Cross Cascades Region is helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding its first-ever Prepare Out Loud community preparedness forum. Attendees will experience a unique and interactive presentation where they will learn:

- the science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone,
- how humans behave during disasters,
- what to expect during a Cascadia earthquake,
- how to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and
- how much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others.

Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience.

"Everyone has the power to be prepared for a disaster," said Amy Shlossman, CEO of the Red Cross Cascades Region. "Prepare Out Loud is focused on the basic steps we can start taking today to get prepare for disasters of all kinds and how together, our community can come together to rise to the challenge of a Cascadia earthquake."

Children are welcome at the event. The kid-friendly sessions Preparedness Pals and Pillowcase Presentations for ages 5 -11 will be available for children during the Prepare Out Loud presentation.

WHAT: American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Red Cross Cascades Region Headquarters: 3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland, OR 97227

RSVP AT: www.redcross.org/PrepareOutLoud


Attached Media Files: Prepare Out Loud Flyer , 2016-05/1190/94501/Red_Cross_Prepare_Out_Loud_Helps_Prepare_Community_for_Cascadia_5-17.pdf
Vancouver PAL hosts 3rd annual Hoopin' With Heroes charity basketball game (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/17/16 8:44 AM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 20, 2016, the Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) will host the 3rd annual Hoopin' With Heroes Police vs. Fire charity basketball game.

Date: May 20, 2016
Time: Tip-off 7:15 p.m.
Location: Fort Vancouver High School (5700 E 18th Street)

This event promises to serve up some friendly competition on the court between players representing the Vancouver Police Department, the Clark County Sheriff's Office, the Washington State Department Of Corrections, and the Vancouver Fire Department. Cost of entry is canned food or $5, with all food donations benefiting Treasure House and Share.

Prior to tip-off, Shoot 360 will be holding a free basketball clinic from 5:45-6:45 for 4th-7th grade youth.

Special thanks to McCord's Vancouver Toyota for their sponsorship of the event.

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



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


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Driver Captured After Fleeing Early Morning Crash
Gresham Police Dept - 05/17/16 8:27 AM
Gresham, Ore. -- Police officers and medical personnel responded to the intersection of SE Powell Valley Road and SE Burnside Road on reports of a vehicle crash. A witness reported seeing the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. After the collision, the driver of the suspect vehicle, who is being described as an adult female, fled the scene on foot and was apprehended by police in the 2400 block of E Powell Boulevard. The driver of the second vehicle was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. Traffic in the area is being impacted due to road closures as the East County Vehicular Crime Team investigates the crash.

Police are asking drivers to avoid the area if at all possible. They have provided alternate routes to avoid the crash scene.

Westbound Highway 26 coming into Gresham is closed at SE Powell Valley Road. Drivers can take SE Palmquist Road to SE Kane drive and travel north to NE Division Street and then west on Division Street to NE Burnside Road.

Eastbound Burnside is closed at SE 1st Street. Drivers can take NE Hogan Drive and travel south to SE Palmquist Road and then east on Palmquist Road to Highway 26.
Sheriff's Marine Deputy awarded Western States Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/17/16 8:23 AM
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For his work in recreational marine law enforcement and water safety education, Clark County Marine Deputy Todd Baker has been awarded the Western States Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, from the Western States Boating Administrator's Association (WSBAA). Deputy Baker is now one of only three law enforcement officers nominated for the national marine law enforcement officer of the year. The national award will be presented at the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) conference September 2016 in Seattle, WA.


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Partnership with Providence employees brings color to Providence Academy (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/17/16 8:20 AM
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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!
Employees from Providence Health and Services will volunteer to conduct a cleanup and planting of colorful flowers on the property of the Providence Academy (400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver WA.)from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. The employees are members of ProvNext, an organized networking group of professionals within Providence Health & Services.

"This planting not only gives the historic Providence Academy a springtime facelift, it symbolizes new beginnings for the property," said Fort Vancouver National Trust President and CEO, Mike True. The Academy was awarded $1 million out of the Washington state supplemental budget in April, to replace the roof and repair the front porches of the 143-year-old building. That work is scheduled to begin this summer. "We are grateful for our friendship and partnership with Providence, and for their heartfelt commitment to this beautiful Vancouver landmark."

Over 20 ProvNext volunteers will plant about 100 annuals and perennials. The plants and five yards of bark dust are being donated to the cause by LandCare in Tigard, Oregon. The plants will be arranged within the heart-shaped grassy area that is encircled by the original carriage turnaround at the Academy entrance. It was made in the shape of a heart by Mother Joseph, who designed and built the Academy, to represent the Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

"ProvNext organizes group service projects and events designed to serve the local community," said Eric Robinson, Providence Health & Services, Oregon -- Strategic Management Services.
"The Providence Academy Clean-up/Beautification of the Sacred Heart event is a great example of just such a community-oriented project."

Providence Academy was designed, constructed, and opened as the first "House of Providence" in 1873 by Mother Joseph and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart who traveled to Vancouver from Montreal, Canada. The Academy served an orphanage and school, and now is home to 65 small business tenants. The chapel and ballroom are available for events and weddings.

"For the residents of this community, the Academy is a significant reminder of the early days of the Pacific Northwest. For People of Providence, the House of Providence holds great significance in our heritage, tradition and culture as an organization," said Robinson. "The more we learn and understand the fundamental depth and importance of Providence Academy to the past and to our ongoing Mission, the more invested we feel in working to ensure that this sacred landmark is preserved in honor of Mother Joseph and the pioneering Sisters of Providence. The opportunity to partner with the Fort Vancouver Trust on this cleanup project not only benefits the community with a beautiful area to relax and enjoy, it deepens our connection to our history and the amazing group of women who came before us to serve the Northwest. We hope to form a lasting relationship with the Trust and look forward to contributing to the conservation of this beautiful property."

This event has inspired a next level of interest, in a proposed project with the Fort Vancouver Rose Society. They are hoping to propagate roses to plant at the Providence Academy landscaping project. The roses are from the era in which the Academy was built, and are currently growing in the Heritage Rose Garden at the O. O. Howard House, on Officers Row.


About ProvNext:

"ProvNext", is an organized professional networking group and has established a venue for motivated professionals within Providence to connect and network across the organization. With a primary focus on building long-term business relationships that lead to a sense of community, this group provides members with growth and development opportunities in line with the Mission and core values of Providence Health & Services. Members are People of Providence who live that Mission and are called to serve as future leaders in the organization.

About Fort Vancouver National Trust:
The Fort Vancouver National Trust owns and manages the Providence Academy, located at 400 E. Evergreen Blvd. Established in 1998, The Fort Vancouver National Trust is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call 360-992-1800.


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Sunshine Division and Walmart to Support Military Families and Veterans with Food Box Program Prior to Armed Forces Day (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/16 8:00 AM
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On Wednesday May 18, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and Walmart will be teaming up at Sunshine Division's warehouse, located at 687 North Thompson Street, to pack 1,000 food boxes to be distributed to veterans and military families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Walmart has provided ongoing support of Sunshine Division's food assistance programs and is teaming up again to address another common mission: aiding veterans and military families with food support.

Through continued funding from a $31,000 Walmart Foundation grant, the Sunshine Division will expand its existing military and veteran assistance programs with a special food box event as well as ongoing food box and pantry support through their facility.

The recipients of the boxes include qualifying Sunshine Division clients and nonprofit partners: Operation Homefront and American Military Encouragement Network (A.M.E.N.). Operation Homefront and A.M.E.N. also provide varied year-round support to military families and veterans throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Food boxes will be distributed to pre-registered recipients at Operation Homefront on Friday, May 20, the day prior to Armed Forces Day. The Sunshine Division and a host of community resource agencies will be onsite to discuss support services they provide to military and veteran families.

"We have a motto at the Sunshine Division that we 'serve those who serve.' Who better to provide support to than families who've made significant sacrifices for their community and country? The Military and Veteran Food Box Program provides families with basic food support during times where they could use a little help," said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's officer and Portland Police Bureau liaison. "For the second year, the Military and Veteran Food Box Program has been possible thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation."

"Armed Forces Day is a time to pay tribute to the men and women in our communities who have served," said Deborah Herron Walmart public affairs director. "This year, we are proud to team up with the Sunshine Division and Operation Homefront as volunteers and by filling 1,000 food boxes to help our Oregon veterans and military families. Our time is a tribute to these men and woman and we're thankful for their service."

About the Sunshine Division

The Sunshine Division offers free food and clothing assistance directly to low-income veterans, families, and seniors six days a week at their North Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each precinct for immediate dispatch. The Sunshine Division serves as a no-cost food bank to 15 area food assistance nonprofits, provides special food boxes through three seasonal food box programs, and funds new school clothing for low-income students in Portland Public Schools through its Izzy's Kids program. For more information, visit http://www.sunshinedivision.org

About Philanthropy at Walmart

By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.2 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women's Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart's giving, visit http://www.foundation.walmart.com.

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Teenager Arrested and Charged with Murder (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/17/16 1:47 AM
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May 17, 2016--Detectives have arrested a teenager in relation to a homicide in a Cedar Hills residence.

On May 16, 2016, at 7:22 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the 13400 block of SW Driftwood Place in the community of Cedar Hills, concerning a possible stabbing.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and learned the victim, Charreen Stanford, 18, had been taken to an area hospital by a family member. Sheriff's Deputies discovered the suspect, Tannekqwa Thompson, 18, had fled the house on foot prior to the deputies' arrival. Both women lived at the house where the incident occurred.

Sheriff's Deputies contained the area while two Sheriff's K9 Deputies and a Beaverton K9 Officer searched for Ms. Thompson. Law enforcement was able to keep the area locked down for more than an hour, until Ms. Thompson was found hiding in a yard nearby and taken into custody just after 8:30 p.m.

Ms. Stanford was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Washington County Forensic Science Unit responded to the house to investigate and process the crime scene.
Ms. Thompson was lodged in the Washington County Jail charged with Murder, and held without the possibility of bail.

There is no additional information available for release at this early stage of the investigation.


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One-Alarm Fire Damages Vacant Hillsboro Home (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 05/17/16 12:11 AM
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A one-alarm fire heavily damaged a vacant Hillsboro home Monday night. The fire was reported at 9:35 pm at 1124 SE Walnut Street. A Hillsboro Police Officer reported the incident when he saw flames and smoke billowing from the two-story structure. When firefighters from Hillsboro Fire Department's Main Fire Station arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the boarded up windows and eaves of the wood frame, 1920s, vintage home. From the exterior, they knocked down the main body of the fire. Additional firefighters arrived and ventilated the attic space and assisted in extinguishing the flames. All fire was extinguished in 35 minutes. A total of 24 Hillsboro Fire Department personnel responded to the fire. There were no injuries.

A fire investigator is examining the scene and interviewing witnesses to try and determine the cause of the blaze. No damage estimate has been determined.
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Salem Police to Continue Specialized Patrols
Salem Police Dept. - 05/16/16 8:33 PM
The Salem Police Department will continue with specialized patrols to target those who are Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants and will add extra patrols on the weekends to enhance the safety of our roadways as the weather gets nicer and people get out on the weekends.

The overtime patrols shifts, funded by Oregon Impact, will continue to focus on the very dangerous issue of driving while impaired. During the month of April, Salem Police Department arrested 43 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, issued 61 citations for Driving While Suspended and issued another 767 citations and warnings for various other offenses.

The Salem Police Department and our partners such as Oregon Impact are committed to keeping our community safe through traffic safety enforcement and education.
CORRECTION - 2016: Calls for Police Continue to Rise as Auto Theft, Bike Theft and Robbery Reports Climb
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 5:21 PM
The crime and calls for service stats released are for the first four months of 2016, not the first quarter as initially listed. All of the numbers are correct and comparable.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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###ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW###

The Portland Police Bureau has released crime statistics for the first four months of 2016 (January - April) with a comparison to the previous five year average.

Data show the city has experienced an overall decline in crime, but a rise gang-related violent crimes; motor vehicle theft; car prowls; bicycle theft; and robbery.

Additionally, the Bureau has released calls for service data for January - April, which shows a steady rise in calls for police over the past 5 years - from 62,137 in 2012 to 77,604 in 2016.

City of Portland Crime Stats (January - April 2016)
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/576931

Calls For Service (January - April 2016)
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/576930

Overall crime is down 2%, including a remarkable 74% drop in homicides. At the end of April 2016, there were only 2 homicides in the City of Portland compared to an average of 8 over the past five years (January - April).

The Bureau is concerned about the significant rise in both larceny (theft) and robbery crimes.

Motor Vehicle Theft is up 31%

Theft from Auto (car prowls) is up 21%

Bicycle Theft is up 12%

Robbery is up 12%

Suspected gang and gun violence continues to rise and is measured over several different categories.

As of May 12, 2016, there have been 64 gang-related violent crimes, the majority of them involving gun violence. At the same time in 2015, there had been 48 incidents of gang violence.

"I'm concerned about the rising rate of robbery and theft crimes, as well as the continued increase in gang and gun violence," said Chief Lawrence P. O'Dea III. "We need the community's help in crime prevention especially at this time of reduced police resources."

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/

To avoid becoming a car prowl victim, the Portland Police Bureau would like to remind people to keep the interior of their vehicles "showroom" clean. Community members are advised never to leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, tablets, cell phones, loose change or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view.

Additionally, the Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler," which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers advice on auto theft prevention: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Vehicle-Related+Theft/Theft+Prevention

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) offers advice on bike theft prevention: https://btaoregon.org/2012/09/five-dos-and-donts-to-keep-your-bike-from-getting-stolen/

Crime prevention tips for homes and business can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention webpage, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

This is the first crime statistics release after the Bureau switched from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). For further details about the switch from SRS to NIBERS, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/nibrs/2012

In the future, the Bureau plans to release this data on a quarterly basis.

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Former Kaiser Nurse Arrested for Criminal Mistreatment and Sexual Abuse (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/16/16 5:11 PM
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CORRECTION
One count of sex abuse in the third degree not the first degree.

UPDATE
Alex Woolner was arrested this afternoon after a Grand Jury indicted him Friday on four additional charges related to two newly identified victims. Woolner was indicted on one count of sexual abuse in the first degree, one count of computer crimes and two counts of invasion of personal privacy. He is currently at the Washington County Jail.
We are asking that any other women who were victimized by Woolner while he was employed as a nurse with Kaiser please come forward.


UPDATE
Woolner's mug shot has been added if needed.

He was charged with 4 counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, 3 counts of invasion of personal privacy in the second degree, 2 counts of computer crimes, these are all class A misdemeanors and 1 count of criminal mistreatment in the first degree, this is a class C felony.

As of this update I am not aware of any other victims.

Alex Matthew Woolner, 37 years of age, from North Plains was arrested this evening for crimes he committed against patients while working as a nurse for Kaiser Permanente in Beaverton. Woolner was victimizing female patients that came to Kaiser Permanente for medical treatment.

On January 26, 2016 the Beaverton Police Department initiated an investigation into alleged criminal offenses committed by Woolner while performing duties as a nurse at the Beaverton Kaiser Permanente clinic on SW Western Avenue. The initial investigation involved allegations that Woolner abused his position by having contact with the victim, both physical and verbal, which was sexual in nature and which subjected the victim to an unnecessary and intrusive exam.

During the course of the investigation, additional victims have been identified resulting in multiple criminal offenses and related charges for Woolner that were similar in nature. Woolner would access victims' medical records to in order to obtain their personal cell phone numbers. He would then text and call the victims recommending additional medical procedures and for the victims to call him directly and not the Kaiser Clinic.

It is believed Woolner had direct patient contact at this location starting on January 1, 2016 and through February 29, 2016.

As there is the potential for additional victims, Detectives are asking anyone who was seen by Alex Woolner at Kaiser Permanente and feel they have information that is pertinent to this investigation, to please call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111. Please reference Case Number 16-740754.

Woolner will be lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree and multiple charges of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Invasion of Personal Privacy and Computer Crimes for accessing patient's medical files to get their cell phone numbers.
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Three Salem Schools Briefly on Lockdown Due To Prowler
Salem Police Dept. - 05/16/16 4:02 PM
Sprague High School, Crossler Middle School, and Liberty Elementary were placed on a Level 1 lockdown Monday afternoon while police tried to find a suspect who had been prowling homes. They have since re-opened.

The incident began just after 2:00 PM when officers responded to a suspicious person running through yards and jumping fences in the 300 block of Khartoum St SE. A stolen vehicle connected to the suspect was recovered in the 400 block of LaCresta Dr SE. Despite trying to track the suspect using police K-9's, the suspect was able to evade police. He was described as a white male in his 20's, 5'9" to 5'10", wearing a bright blue t-shirt and jeans.
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Crash On Highway 20 Sends Three To Hospital West Of Sisters- Jefferson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 3:44 PM
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On May 16, 2016 at about 6:54AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 20 near milepost 83 (east of Santiam Summit).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it lost control while negotiating a corner on a wet roadway. The Chevrolet spun out and into the path of a westbound 2016 Kia sport utility. The Chevrolet struck the Kia nearly head-on and then rolled over after impact.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Fredi TORRES REYES, age 20, of Woodburn, was transported by ground ambulance to Saint Charles Bend for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Kia, Terje WALTHINSEN, age 71, and his passenger, Timothy J WALTHINSEN, age 38, (both of Redmond) were taken by ground ambulance to Sisters where they were transferred to air ambulance. Both currently are at Saint Charles Bend with life threatening injuries.

Speeding by TORRES REYES is being considered a contributing factor in the crash. It was also learned TORRES REYES has a suspended Oregon Driver's License.

The westbound lanes of Highway 20 were closed for about five hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Black Butte Police Department, Black Butte Fire Department, Sisters - Camp Sherman Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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PCC announces top candidates for college presidency (Photo)
PCC - 05/16/16 3:26 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Community College's search for its next president has been narrowed to three finalists.

Candidates under consideration are Rassoul Dastmozd of Saint Paul, Minn., Mark Mitsui of Washington, D.C., and Melinda Nish of Bonita, Calif. They were selected from a group of six semi-finalists who had been culled from an applicant pool of more than 50 from around the globe. A college presidential search advisory committee made up of staff, faculty, a student, community members, and representatives from PCC's Board of Directors and Foundation Board led the selection process. Finalists were selected on the basis of their qualifications stated in their resumes or curricula vitae, and on their performance during the interview process with the committee.

"Our committee had an extraordinarily talented and strong group of candidates to consider, and we greatly appreciate the time, dedication and input of the committee members throughout this process," said Gene Pitts, vice chair of PCC's Board of Directors (Zone 6 -- Yamhill County and Beaverton) and co-chair of the presidential search advisory committee.

Added PCC Board Director Kali Thorne Ladd (Zone 2 -- Parts of Columbia County and Northeast Portland), who served as co-chair with Pitts, "Each of the three finalists is highly qualified and has ample community college experience. We are very excited to welcome them to PCC next week to meet with faculty, staff, students and the community at large."

The college will hold forums with the finalists the week of May 23 to enable the public and college community to meet and ask questions of each of the candidates. PCC's Board of Directors will conduct finalist interviews.

Details about the forums can be found on the college's president search Web page: www.pcc.edu/presidentsearch

The announcement of PCC's next president is anticipated to take place in late June. The new president will replace Jeremy Brown, who left PCC in May 2015. Since Brown's departure, Sylvia Kelley, PCC's executive vice president, has served as interim president.

Following is background information on each of the finalists:

Rassoul Dastmozd

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Dastmozd is the president/CEO of Saint Paul College in Saint Paul, Minn., one of 31 independently accredited institutions in Minnesota's colleges and universities system and also the most diverse and fastest-growing comprehensive college in the state.

Since arriving in 2011, Dastmozd has led Saint Paul College, which has a total enrollment of 12,000 students, to national recognition as the No. 1 community college in the U.S. as ranked by Washington Monthly magazine. He was honored with the 2016 H.E.R.B.I.E. Award by the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce for giving back to the community and for fostering strategic partnerships with local public, private and nonprofit organizations. The college also was named an Outstanding Business Success by the chamber. Additionally, Dastmozd received the 2016 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa and the 2016 Minnesota Business Magazine (Real) Power of 50 award.

Dastmozd has experience in strategic planning, accreditation and accountability initiatives, recently completing and operationalizing a strategic plan and vision for Saint Paul College. He has guided the college to meeting and exceeding statewide completion benchmarks in the areas of student success, diversity, number of certificates/degrees awarded, efficient use of resources, stewardship of facilities and fiscal management, and development of new resources. He has served on several regional and national boards including the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Diversity Commission, AACC Master Mentor for MentorLink, NSF National Visiting Team, CyberWatch West and Minnesota Philanthropy, to name a few.

He has a Pacific Northwest connection: Before joining Saint Paul, Dastmozd was Clark College's vice president of instruction and workforce education for five years. Prior to Clark College, he was the dean of the Applied Technologies Division for Eastern Iowa Community College District, Scott Community College, from 1999 to 2006.

Dastmozd has a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from Southwest State University in Minnesota, a master's degree in Educational Administration from Drake University in Iowa, and a doctorate in Education & Human Resources from Colorado State University.

Mark Mitsui

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Since 2013, Mitsui has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges within the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. In this role he works to advance the community college agenda of the President and Secretary of Education by partnering with the White House, Education Department divisions and federal agencies and national stakeholders.

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

Before arriving to North Seattle College, Mitsui served as the vice president of student services at South Seattle College, from 2006 to 2010.

Mitsui holds a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Western Washington University, a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington, and is working on his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, also at the University of Washington.

Melinda Nish

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Nish is the superintendent/president of Southwestern Community College District in Chula Vista, Calif., which serves more than 20,000 students annually. She oversees five administrative divisions that operate student services, academic affairs, business and finance, technology and employee services.

Among Nish's many accomplishments since arriving to Southwestern in 2012 is the realignment of the $389 million Prop R construction plan with new education and facilities master plans, as well as the establishment of MOUs with three Mexican higher education institutions to launch cooperative programs. She was elected to serve as president of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community College Association for 2012-2013, which was followed by her election as the Region 11 representative for the California Community College Association for the 2015-2018 term. In this capacity she is charged with articulating positions on issues facing the state's community colleges.

Nish lent her leadership expertise to chair a site visit to Skyline College (San Bruno, Calif.) in 2013 on behalf of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This year she is slated to again chair a site visit, this time to Palau Community College in Koror, Palau.

Prior to Southwestern, Nish was vice president of instruction for Orange Coast College, part of the Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, Calif., for six years. In 2015, she was honored with the Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director's Special Appreciation Award and won Woman of the Year recognition from the California State Assembly 80th District in 2014.

Nish holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Economics from the University of Utah. She earned a doctorate in Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Calif., and was awarded an advanced degree from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes ?o/ootudes Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


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Cottage Grove Man Killed In Crash On Highway 99 - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 3:22 PM
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On May 16, 2016 at about 8:17AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 99 near River Road (just north of Cottage Grove).

A 2004 Subaru wagon was traveling northbound on Highway 99 , when for unknown reasons, veered off the east shoulder of the highway and then crossed over into the southbound lane. A southbound 2014 Chevrolet van struck the Subaru on the rear passenger side.

The driver of the Subaru, Connor R FITCH, age 18, of Cottage Grove, was taken by ambulance to Cottage Grove Community Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Bryan A ROSS, age 25 of Eugene, was not injured.

Highway 99 was closed for three hours while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by South Lane Fire, the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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BLM Gathering Public Input on Coal Program at Six Public Meetings Public Participation is Next Step in Comprehensive Coal Program Review
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/16/16 3:02 PM
Washington, D.C.--As the next step in the Department of the Interior's comprehensive review of the federal coal program, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will solicit public input at six public meetings starting with Casper, Wyo., on May 17.

Meetings in Casper, Wyo., Salt Lake City, Knoxville, Seattle, and Grand Junction, Colo., will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time. The Pittsburgh meeting will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. local time. Specifics for all of the upcoming public scoping meetings can be found below:

May 17, 2016 Casper Events Center
1 Events Drive
Casper, WY 82601
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:30 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 19, 2016 Salt Palace Convention Center
90 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 26, 2016 Tennessee Theatre
604 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 21, 2016 Sheraton Seattle Downtown
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 23, 2016 Two Rivers Convention Center Avalon Theatre
645 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Doors open for speaker registration at 8:00 a.m.; meeting 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 28, 2016 Pittsburgh Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Doors open for speaker registration at 11:00 a.m.; meeting 1 to 7 p.m.
Please note this is a new date; the meeting originally scheduled for June 16, 2016, is now scheduled for June 28, 2016.

The meetings in Casper, Wyo., Seattle and Pittsburgh will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/live,and; meetings in Salt Lake City, Knoxville, Tenn., and Grand Junction, Colo., will have a toll-free, listen-only audio link available via telephone.

Those who attend the meetings in person and who wish to speak will be asked to sign in. Speakers will be called upon on a first-come, first-served basis determined by sign-in order. Attendees wishing to speak will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible given the time available. The maximum speaking time per speaker is three minutes.

Written comments may be submitted until July 28, 2016, using one of the following methods:

Email: BLM_WO_Coal_Program_PEIS_Comments@blm.gov

Mail: Coal Programmatic EIS Scoping
Bureau of Land Management
20 M St. SE, Room 2134 LM
Washington, D.C. 20003

Please note that the deadline for submitting written comments was changed to July 28, 2016, due to the rescheduling of the Pittsburgh public scoping meeting.

Additional information on the PEIS can be found here, and additional information on the federal coal program can be found here. The Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic EIS can be found here.

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Attached Media Files: BLM Gathering Public Input on Coal Program at Six Public Meetings
Woodland Middle School students study the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/16/16 3:00 PM
Students selected archetypes to represent them and used examples from their own lives to support why they chose what they did.
Students selected archetypes to represent them and used examples from their own lives to support why they chose what they did.
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Monday, May 16, 2016-Woodland, WA-Woodland Middle School students studied the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts including monomyth, archetypes, social justice, and more in Tyler Thralls' innovative extension class, "Star Wars: A Study in Monomyth, Archetypes, and Social Justice."

Throughout the semester, students watched episodes 4-6 of the classic Star Wars franchise including "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "The Jedi Returns," analyzing each of the films for a variety of storytelling concepts. Thralls used "A New Hope" to introduce the class to the theory of monomyth, the concept that there's a single mythology in the world which drives all excellent storytelling. In "A New Hope," students followed Luke Skywalker as he starts his progression from farm boy to Jedi Knight in a concept called "The Hero's Journey," an idea which suggests all great heroes follow a similar path as they develop from their starting point to their final outcome.

Students looked for evidence of the use of archetypes in "The Empire Strikes Back." Archetypes come from a theory developed by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, who recognized that many myths across cultures include the same types of characters such as the hero, the mentor, and the trickster. Students selected archetypes to best represent themselves from Jung's list of 12 different archetypes, and created a pie chart to demonstrate the percentage of each archetype they selected they found in themselves along with evidence supporting their selections in the form of examples from their own lives.

After watching the third film, "The Jedi Returns," students connected the concepts and ideals they saw in the Star Wars trilogy to another text, historical event, or a philosophy of life. Students wrote essays answering a variety of questions including: "Can there be peace without war?" Students used evidence from both the films they watched in class along with real life events to support their thesis ideas.

Thralls created the class with assistance from his mentor, a high school teacher in Longview School District, who provided a lot of materials to get him started. "With the release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' setting a new all-time domestic record of $880 million, I wanted my students to learn what makes the storytelling in the Star Wars universe so great," said Thralls. "The concepts which make Star Wars such a successful film franchise are pervasive through all forms of entertainment media including film, television, and literature."

Thralls developed the class by aligning the assigned projects with Washington State's Common Core State Standards including analyzing how a modern work of fiction draws on themes; analyzing particular lines of dialogue or incidents; comparing and contrasting structure; writing arguments supporting claims with logical reasoning and evidence; and producing clear and coherent writing appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.

Students raved about the class with different perspectives about both the movies and the class. Some students hadn't seen the films before they took Thralls' class. "I didn't know if I would like the class because I'd never seen the movies before," said Jade Nosler, an eighth grader. "It was great watching the movies for the first time, and I really enjoyed learning about archetypes, especially the concepts of dark figures, heroes, and supporting characters, as knowing the archetypes gives a better understanding of the characters."

Alyssa Wallace, a seventh grader, also enjoyed learning about the concepts of archetypes, monomyth, and finding evidence of social justice in films. "We discussed racism and sexism, and whether they existed in the Star Wars movies," explained Wallace. "Mr. Thralls' has a unique teaching style, and by treating us like we're at a higher level, he expects more from us."

Even though some students had seen the movies before they took Thralls' class, they felt learning storytelling concepts changed their views on the films. "I knew a lot about Star Wars so I really looked forward to the class," said Caden Norton, a seventh grader. "Thinking about the Hero's Journey and archetypes helped me learn and understand more about the movies."

"My goal is to for my students to see how movies use time-tested storytelling methods to become accessible to the masses," said Thralls. "My students can then take the concepts they learn in class and apply them to other media like books, television shows, and other films they enjoy outside of class."

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***Update- Family Contacted *** OSP Seeks Assistance In Contacting Deceased Man's Family - Wasco County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 2:44 PM
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DELAVERGNE's family has been contacted and OSP is no longer seeking the public's assistance. OSP is thankful to the media outlets who put this out to the public.
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Previous Release:
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at approximately 7:30AM, Troopers from The Dalles Area Command, responded to a campsite off I-84 near milepost 79 (just west of The Dalles) to the report of a deceased male. The circumstances surrounding this death are not suspicious and are being investigated by the Wasco County Medical Examiner as being medically related.

This individual was a long time, local homeless resident to the area and is identified as 69 year old Donald Vernon DELAVERGNE, who most recently was using the last name of WONDER. DELAVERGNE was discovered by a local good-Samaritan who had befriended and had been assisting DELAVERGNE.

The OSP has taken extensive measures in an effort to locate and identify any possible next-of-kin without success. Information developed points to DELAVERGNE having lived in the Willamette Valley over 20 years ago, specifically in the Forest Grove area. It is also believed he may have relatives on the East Coast of the United States.

OSP is asking that anyone who might recognize or be familiar with DELAVERGNE or his next-of-kin, to contact Senior Trooper Michael Holloran at 541-296-9646 x 5330. The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Wasco County District Attorney, and the Wasco County Medical Examiner and Spencer.


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OMMP introducing inventory reporting system during public meetings
Oregon Health Authority - 05/16/16 2:40 PM
May 16, 2016

New tool to allow growers, dispensaries, processors to report mandated medical marijuana production, transfer info online

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) at the Oregon Health Authority has scheduled a series of public meetings around the state to present its new online inventory reporting system for marijuana and marijuana products.

New reporting rules that took effect March 1--OAR 333-008-0630, 333-008-1248 and 333-008-1830--require growers, dispensaries and processors to report to OMMP information about the production and transfer of medical marijuana.

The first online submission is due July 10, 2016, for transfers that occurred during June 2016. Subsequent reporting is due on a monthly basis by the 10th of each month.

During May and June, OMMP staff members will offer several in-person state-wide presentations on the OMMP inventory reporting system. The presentations will provide guidance and training on how to use the system, what information must be reported, and clarification on transfer rules.

The presentations also will show growers how to register online. Each presentation will last about 45 minutes, with time afterward to assist growers with setting up online accounts. The presentations and trainings will occur on the following dates and locations:

-- May 24--Josephine County Public Library, 200 NW C St., Grants Pass, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
-- May 25--Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations: 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
-- May 27--Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m.
-- June 2--Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations: 11 a.m., 2 p.m.
-- June 3--Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., noon.
-- June 6--Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St. Room 1B, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.
-- June 8--Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St., 1:30-5 p.m. Presentations: 1:30, 3, 4 p.m.
-- June 23-- Medford Public Library, 205 S Central Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentations: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m.

A new reporting web page will be available on the program's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/ommp starting May 20. A PowerPoint overview of the online reporting system also will be available by May 20 on the OMMP website.

Growers, dispensaries and processors that fail to comply with the new rules can have their registration card or certificate revoked or suspended. Civil penalties of up to $500 per day also can be imposed.

For more information and updates, visit the program's website at http://www.healthoregon.org/ommp

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Boec media feed is up
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/16/16 2:35 PM
Greetings all,
The media feed has been up and running since about 1030 this morning. However, if you're having troubles getting the map to update you may have to log off and log back on.
Backyard debris burning: How to do it safely
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/16/16 2:29 PM
May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard debris. If burning is the only option to dispose of woody material, fire officials urge landowners to follow safe burning practices.

"If you do burn your debris, use common sense and follow safety rules," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "This can prevent most debris burn-caused wildfires, and keep lives and property safe."

Escaped debris burns are the leading human cause of wildfire issues in Oregon, particularly during the early- and late-season periods when people think it is safe and permissible to burn. In 2015, backyard debris burns that escaped control resulted in 133 wildfires burning 224 acres at a cost of nearly $381,000.

Oregon experienced severe fire seasons in 2013-15. Extreme conditions those three years set the stage for any debris burn that got away to spread rapidly.

A burn pile is less likely to escape control if these simple safety tips are followed:
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CALL BEFORE YOU BURN -- Burning regulations are not the same in all areas and can vary with weather and fuel conditions. If you're planning to burn, check with your local ODF district, fire protective association, or air protection authority to learn if there are any current burning restrictions in effect, and whether a permit is required.
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KNOW THE WEATHER FORECAST -- Never burn on dry or windy days. These conditions make it easy for open burning to spread out of control.
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CLEAR A 10-FOOT RADIUS AROUND YOUR PILE -- Also make sure there are no tree branches or power lines above.
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KEEP YOUR BURN PILE SMALL - A large burn may cast hot embers long distances. Small piles, 4x4 feet, are recommended. Add debris in small amounts as existing material is consumed.
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ALWAYS HAVE WATER AND FIRE TOOLS ON SITE -- When burning, have a charged water hose, bucket of water, and shovel and dirt nearby to extinguish the fire. Drown the pile with water, stir the coals, and drown again, repeating till the fire is DEAD out.
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STAY WITH THE FIRE UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY OUT -- Monitoring a debris burn continually from start to finish until dead out is required by state law, to ensure that any escaped sparks or embers can be extinguished quickly. Go back and recheck old burn piles, as they can retain heat for several weeks and then rekindle when the weather warms and wind begins to blow.
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NEVER USE GASOLINE or other accelerants (flammable or combustible liquids) to start or increase your open fire. Every year, 10 to 15 percent of all burn injuries treated at the Oregon Burn Center in Portland are the result of backyard debris burning.

BURN ONLY YARD DEBRIS -- State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates dense smoke or noxious odors.

ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE COSTLY -- State law requires the proper clearing, building, attending and extinguishing of open fires any time of year. A first-time citation carries a $110 fine. If your debris burn spreads out of control, you are responsible for the cost of fire suppression and very likely the damage to neighboring properties. This can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars.

More tips on wildfire prevention, including campfire safety, use of motorized equipment, and fire-resistant landscaping can be found on the Keep Oregon Green site, www.keeporegongreen.org
ATV Grant Subcommittee to meet June 6
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/16/16 1:48 PM
ESTACADA -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a business meeting of the All-terrain Vehicle Grant Subcommittee from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 6 at the Estacada Ranger Station District Office, 595 NW Industrial Way.

The subcommittee will review all-terrain vehicle budget items and previously tabled grant funding requests relating to development, maintenance and acquisition. The facility is ADA accessible.

ATV Program staff may be reached at 503-986-0592 or 503-986-0706.
Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/16/16 1:34 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL022 on Friday May 20, 2016 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.

We would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Corrections #BCL022 on their successful completion of basic training.
The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony. Sheriff Mark Garton of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be the guest speaker.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Members of Graduating Class BCL022

Deputy Sheriff Mark Albertson
Lake County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Berger
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Larry Black
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jamie Burch
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Chapman
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Martin Clark
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Andrew Coffey
Warm Springs Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ehrich
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Benjamin Eide
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office


Corrections Officer Ramiro Flores-Ramos
Washington County Community Corrections

Deputy Sheriff Cody Fuhrman
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ethan Gilbert
Baker County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Halahuni
Benton County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Aaron Hatfield
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Hellman
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Max Hemphill
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Bradley Hern
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Donald Hofferber
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Skip Jones
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Steven Josephson
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Trudy Kame
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Kirsch
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Thomas LaRoque
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Lemieux
Lane County Sheriff's Office


Deputy Sheriff Brittany Lindquist
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Robert Mosser
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Oliver Persons
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Brooke Peterson
Crook County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Reinke
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jordan Rhodes
Curry County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Shawn Rice
Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rierson
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Matthew Ryan
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Alexandra Steene
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jenna Sukle
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Danielle Thurnbauer
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Daren Tolley
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Tessy Workman
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office


## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Coalition of Local Health Officials meets May 19 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/16/16 1:12 PM
May 16, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Coalition of Local Public Health Officials.

Agenda: Updates; Modernization Assessment Report; Reproductive Health Program element changes; Immunization Program element changes; marijuana revenue and prevention efforts. Agenda available on the coalition's website at http://oregonclho.org/about/clho-meetings/.

When: Thursday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The meeting is open to the public. No conference call option is available for the public.

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

The Coalition of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the rules and standards for public health specified in ORS 431.345 and 431.350.

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

For meeting information, contact Danna Drum at 971-673-1223 or danna.k.drum@state.or.us.

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Missing/Endangered Adult Female from Camas Located
Camas Police Dept. - 05/16/16 12:30 PM
Missing/Endangered Adult Female from Camas


Camas, Washington --

23-year-old Marissa Faubion was reported missing and endangered over the weekend, but has been located and taken into protective custody by Klickitat County Sheriff's Office.

Faubion's family and the Police Department would like to thank everyone in the community who called in with all the helpful tips.

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Homicide of 16-Year-Old Young Man Remains Unsolved - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-18 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 05/16/16 12:00 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 homicide of a 16-year-old boy that occurred in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

On Monday May 12, 2014, at 3:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Northeast 59th Avenue and Simpson Street on the report that neighbors found a deceased male, who appeared to have a gunshot wound, seated inside a parked vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and checked inside the vehicle, where they located a deceased male, later identified as 16-year-old Lazaro Lizandro Fuentes-Burgos, who resided in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood.

The investigation indicates that the victim suffered fatal gunshot wounds while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a red 1994 Nissan Sentra. Neighbors reported hearing possible gunshots at approximately 1:40 a.m. but did not call 9-1-1 so police were not notified of the shooting until more than an hour later.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that Lazaro died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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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Linn Sheriff Hosts Annual Boat Inspections
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/16/16 11:20 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce his office has scheduled our 3rd annual boat safety inspections. The Sheriff's Office has partnered with Bi-Mart and the Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide complementary boat inspections for the public.

The event is scheduled for two days; May 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Albany Bi-Mart parking lot located at 2272 Santiam Hwy SE, and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lebanon Bi-Mart located at 2680 S Santiam Hwy. Additionally on May 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. we will be at the Sweet Home Bi-Mart parking lot located at 1980 Main Street.

The inspection process will include checking for approved life jackets, working fire extinguishers, approved type IV flotation devices, approved sound producing devices and working engine blower fans. We will also assist on proper placement of Oregon registration numbers and registration stickers. If your boat passes inspection, a 2016 inspection sticker will be issued, which can be displayed on your boat for the approaching 2016 boating season.

Sheriff Riley is encouraging boat owners to bring your boat to this event and beat the summer rush.
Comcast becomes title sponsor for Portland Parks & Recreation's Summer Free For All (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 05/16/16 11:08 AM
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Public/private partnership helps bring Portland free summer movies, concerts and more

(Portland, OR) --

Building on a multi-year partnership, Comcast announced that it will become the Title Sponsor for Portland Parks & Recreation's (PP&R) the 2016 Summer Free For All program. Support from Comcast, the information and entertainment provider to the most homes in Portland, will help PP&R deliver the popular, free summer program series to an audience that topped 320,000 attendees in 2015.

"I am grateful to Comcast for their support of the beloved Summer Free For All program," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "Comcast's commitment to the Summer Free For All title sponsorship shows their passion for making our community better and helps deliver dozens of free outdoor movies, concerts, and playground and lunch programs to Portlanders."

"Comcast is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Summer Free For All program," said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice-President of Comcast Oregon and Southwest Washington. "We are proud to support families, friends and neighbors coming together in parks and playgrounds all over Portland to enjoy live performances and movies under the stars."

The program's uniqueness stems in part from its broad base of community support. This year, hundreds of donors, including local businesses, community groups, neighborhood associations, and individuals, will give generously to a program that is tailored to offer the best of entertainment, including local and regional talent, at Portland's parks.

This year's SFFA includes 55 Concerts in the Park, 41 Movies in the Park, 27 Summer Playgrounds & Lunch sites, 20 Mobile Playgrounds sites, Free Swim sessions at all of PP&R's indoor and outdoor pools, and the Washington Park Summer Festival. In addition, a Children's Concert Series at Unthank Park is new this year.

"Our mission is for 'Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland'," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "And the Summer Free For All is a wonderful way that many people first engage with Portland Parks & Recreation programs. Companies like Comcast help make these connections possible, leading to a lifetime of healthier, happier people of all ages."

Summer Free For All schedules are expected to be finalized, posted on our web site, and distributed within a few weeks.

To better serve Portland's diverse community, PP&R is offering the Summer Free For All schedule in nine different languages this year: Arabic, Burmese, English, simplified Chinese, Nepalese, Russian, Spanish, Somalian and Vietnamese.

Summer Free For All programming consists of a broad portfolio of culturally diverse music, movies, and recreation programs. Through the Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program, PP&R expects to serve more than 111,000 free, healthy lunches to children in parks across the city. 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. Portland Parks & Recreation supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess. The Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program is accompanied by sports, games, crafts and family activities, including our mobile rock climbing wall.

Stay up to date and follow Portland Parks & Recreation on both www.Facebook.com/PortlandParks and on Twitter: @PDXParksandRec

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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Salmonberry Trail meeting set June 3 in Banks
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/16/16 10:43 AM
Banks OR - The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) will meet at the Banks Fire District June 3 to discuss issues related to ownership and management of the proposed 84 mile Salmonberry Trail corridor that will connect the cities of Tillamook and Banks. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Banks Fire District, 13430 NW Main St.

The agenda includes a work session on adopting STIA bylaws. Other discussion items include updates on fundraising, rail banking, establishing trail segment planning committees and possible future Oregon Solutions work plans.

The Salmonberry Trail will connect eight cities and two counties, passing by the Oregon coastline, fisheries, farmland and the rugged Oregon Coast Range. The route follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway, which closed in 2007 after massive storm damage. The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency was established to promote and facilitate coordinated direction and guidance in the planning, development and maintenance of the multi-use trail.

For more information, contact Dennis Wiley, Salmonberry Trail project manager, at 503-986-0723 or dennis.wiley@oregon.gov.
Report of a Drug Dealer Leads to Arrest of 45-Year-Old Man, Recovery of Stolen Handgun (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 10:36 AM
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On Friday May 13, 2016, at 10:56 a.m., Central Precinct bicycle patrol officers responded to Northwest Natio Boulevard, just North of the Burnside Bridge on the report of a man dealing drugs.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the suspect, 45-year-old Jeffrey Lamar Seward, known to the officers from previous contacts. Based on information gathered by police, Seward was arrested for dealing heroin.

Officers searched Seward's backpack and his pockets, locating and seizing a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, a prescription pill, and a syringe loaded with suspected heroin. Additionally, officers located and seized a stolen handgun in Seward's backpack.

Seward was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charge of Delivery of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Theft in the First Degree, Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree.

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The Salvation Army Summer Food Service Program at Camp Kuratli
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/16/16 10:30 AM
(Portland, OR) May 16, 2016 -- The Salvation Army Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp, children must have an application on file that meets the income guidelines for free or reduced price meals in the USDA-Child Nutrition Program.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

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

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

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

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


- MEAL INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES-

Household size of 1
Annual: 21,775
Monthly: 1,815
Twice Per Month: 908
Every Two Weeks: 838
Weekly: 419


Household size of 2
Annual: 29,471
Monthly: 2,456
Twice Per Month: 1,228
Every Two Weeks: 1,134
Weekly: 567


Household size of 3
Annual: 37,167
Monthly: 3,098
Twice Per Month: 1,549
Every Two Weeks: 1,430
Weekly: 715


Household size of 4
Annual: 44,863
Monthly: 3,739
Twice Per Month: 1,870
Every Two Weeks: 1,726
Weekly: 863


Household size of 5
Annual: 52,559
Monthly: 4,380
Twice Per Month: 2,190
Every Two Weeks: 2,022
Weekly: 1,011


Household size of 6
Annual: 60,255
Monthly: 5,022
Twice Per Month: 2,511
Every Two Weeks: 2,318
Weekly: 1,159


Household size of 7
Annual: 67,951
Monthly: 5,663
Twice Per Month: 2,832
Every Two Weeks: 2,614
Weekly: 1,307


Household size of 8
Annual: 75,647
Monthly: 6,304
Twice Per Month: 3,152
Every Two Weeks: 2,910
Weekly: 1,455


For each additional family member add
Annual: 7,696
Monthly: 642
Twice Per Month: 321
Every Two Weeks: 296
Weekly: 148


Summer camps at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen start June 22nd, 2016 and will run through July 29th, 2016. For more information on summer camp at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen, please visit the camp website at www.campkuratli.org or call 503-637-5026.

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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), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Gang Enforcement Team Officers Arrest 23-Year-Old Man for Gun Charges (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 10:21 AM
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On Saturday May 14, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team officers contacted 23-year-old Ervan Ronnell Herring, who was standing next to the bar observing a traffic stop. Officers knew Herring from previous contacts as a criminal gang associate.

As officers attempted contact with Herring, he walked away from the bar and into the neighborhood. An officer observing his actions noticed Herring duck behind a vehicle and the officer heard the sound of metal hitting the pavement. Concerned that Herring discarded a firearm, the officer told Herring to stop but Herring ran from the officer and was later taken into custody in the 2700 block of Southeast 121st Avenue after a neighborhood search.

Officers checking behind the vehicle where Herring ducked behind located a handgun.

Herring was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Escape in the Third Degree, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and Interfering with a Peace Officer.

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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Independence Woman Killed In Crash West Of Monmouth - Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/16/16 10:18 AM
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On May 15, 2016 at about 12:50PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 194 near milepost 6 (west of Monmouth on Fishback Road).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1997 Dodge Neon was traveling eastbound on Highway 194 (also known as Monmouth Highway) when it crossed the centerline striking a 2006 Dodge pickup head-on. The driver of the Neon, Tara C KADELL, age 30, of Independence, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The driver of the pickup, Lacey C MCLAREN, age 23, of Portland, was not injured. Two other passengers, a four year old girl and a six year old girl, were also not injured. It was discovered MCLAREN had a felony warrant for Theft I issued by Linn County Sheriff's Office. She was arrested and lodged at the Polk County Jail.

A male passenger in the pickup, fled the scene prior to law enforcement arriving. He was later identified as Jason Lee GREER, age 33, of Oregon City. It was learned GREER had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. At the time of this release, GREER has not been located.

Witnesses reported observing the Neon driving at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. Highway 194 was closed for about five hours while the investigation was being conducted. OSP was assisted by Monmouth Fire, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.


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15 Men Arrested in Undercover Sex Trafficking Mission in Early May
Portland Police Bureau - 05/16/16 10:06 AM
On Thursday May 5, 2016, the Portland Police Bureau's Sex Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover mission to address online sex trafficking.

Investigators posted online ads on known sex trafficking websites. Fifteen (15) men contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts. Investigators were assisted by a Portland hotel as part of this effort.

For investigative reasons, the Sex Trafficking Unit is not sharing the specific website or ad text publicly.

The 15 men who responded to the ad and came to the hotel were arrested with the misdemeanor crime of Patronizing a Prostitute (Oregon Revised Statute 167.008). Due to the volume of men arrested, all were given criminal citations to appear in court at a later time.

The following is a list of the men arrested:

51-year-old Jeffery Thomas Delong of Soldotha, Alaska

23-year-old Ryan Hill of Vancouver, Washington

47-year-old Damian Neil Johnson of Portland, Oregon

26-year-old Daniel Alvarez-Rivas of Portland, Oregon

49-year-old Patrick Castelli of Surprise, Arizona

36-year-old Matthew Howard Cooper of Depoe Bay, Oregon

52-year-old Jeff David Weiss of Charlotte, North Carolina

27-year-old Evan Michael Lallier of Portland, Oregon

40-year-old Matthew Eugene Rohrbaugh of Portland, Oregon

40-year-old David Asay of Temecula, California

40-year-old Frank Emilio Morales of Woodburn, Oregon

40-year-old Wei Yang Chen of Portland, Oregon

37-year-old William Thomas Whiteside II of Happy Valley, Oregon

28-year-old Kenneth John Collins of Troutdale, Oregon

42-year-old David Kenneth Koffel of Cornelius, Oregon

This mission was conducted in conjunction with the traveling photo exhibit, "More than a Survivor, More than a Story," which honors former victims of human trafficking. The photo exhibit is being shown in the Portland area through the end of May.

For more information on the exhibit and resources to end sex trafficking, please visit http://endsextraffickingnow.org/

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Longview Fire Announces the Retirement of Battalion Chief Kevin Taylor (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 05/16/16 9:52 AM
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Battalion Chief Kevin Taylor has announced his retirement from Longview Fire. On Wednesday May 18, 2016 Kevin will work his last 24 hour-shift, after faithfully serving with The City of Longview Fire Department for the last 12 years. This puts closure to more than three decades of dedicated service.

Kevin's interest in the fire service started at the age of 18, when he joined his neighboring department as a volunteer firefighter. In 1984 Kevin was hired as a career firefighter for Snohomish County Fire District 11. Through a few career jumps, Kevin also served with Eastside Fire Rescue, The City of Edmonds, and a stint with the US Department of Homeland Security before landing in Longview.

Throughout his career he has served a variety of positions including Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and as a Homeland Security Consultant. He has also held several positions with the International Association of Firefighters including secretary treasurer, Vice President, and President of his represented local. Chief Taylor holds two Associates Degrees and a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Kevin was hired in Longview as a Battalion Chief in 2004

Chief Taylor reflects on his career, "I entered the volunteer fire service at age 18. When I was sent into my first interior fire as part of my volunteer recruit school, I fell in love with firefighting. Eventually, I looked upon it as a career rather than a hobby, and began testing. I became a career firefighter and have never looked back. It has been an amazing and wonderful career, and I am grateful that I've had the opportunity to serve." Chief Taylor exits the fire service with 6 years as a volunteer and 32 as a career firefighter at various ranks.

Within Chief Taylors first three weeks working for Longview Fire he commanded his first major event, a 2nd alarm control room fire at Weyerhaeuser. Through his career he has managed multiple major incidents including a maritime rescue off the Tugboat "Triton", a 3rd alarm fire a Paper Machine 7 at Longview Fibre, a 2nd alarm fire in downtown Kalama, a 3rd alarm fire at Pac Fibre, and a significant fire at Northwest Hardwoods. Kevin also served as the initial Incident Commander for the 2014 Longview Tornado.

Fire Chief Phil Jurmu describes Chief Taylor's retirement as "Bittersweet". "Kevin is one of those employees who truly loves his job. He brought his passion for the fire service to Longview, and performed at a high level. Kevin has always put the fire department and our community first... and has always served with diligence and honor."

Kevin was recently married to Julie Maloney and plans on initially residing in Camas, WA raising her teenage son Brad. He also has two adult daughters, Lacey Taylor and Lindsey Jangaard-Taylor, who live in the Seattle area. Kevin and Julie plan on relocating to Seattle in the near future. Kevin is also the owner/ designer/ and founder of Birch Street Uptown Lounge in Camas, specializing in vintage cocktails and live music.

We at Longview Fire thank Chief Kevin Taylor for his contributions and wish him and Julie the happiest, healthiest, and safest of retirements. Congratulations on a Job Well Done!


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Cowlitz Sheriff arrests armed man who pistol whipped girlfriend.
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/16/16 9:35 AM
Cowlitz County: Last night about 3am Erin Cochran, 32yrs of Vancouver, called Cowlitz 911 and reported that her ex-boyfriend, Brent Luyster, 36yrs, of Longview, had pistol whipped her and that she was bleeding from the head and did not know where she was. 911 dispatchers were able to use GPS to locate her locations near Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Driver (Longview). She was bleeding from the head and was taken to the hospital for treatment of her head injuries. (We do not know the status of her medical condition or the extent of her injuries, they are not believed to be life threatening).

Cochran said she was asleep on the couch at Luysters house when she awoke to Luyster hitting her in the head and face with a pistol and to being grabbed by the hair and drug down a hall. She had no idea what caused Luyster to assault her.

Luyster and Cochran have a child in common but do not live together at Luyster's house at 123 Solo View Longview, Wa. Cochran lives at an undisclosed address in Vancouver.

When Deputies approached Lusters house, gun fire come from the woods near the house. The deputies believe Luyster was shooting at them, the deputies were not injured. Deputies eventually talked Luyster to surrendering. They found a .223 semiautomatic rife, a 12ga shotgun, and a 40 caliber Glock pistol in the woods where Luyster had been shooting. They booked him (no bail)in to the Cowlitz County jail for:

Assault 2nd degree (Felony)
Unlawful Possession of firearms 9 counts (Felony)
Reckless Endangerment (Felony)

Questions about Lusters appearance in court are referred to the Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Questions about Cochran's injuries/or medical status are referred to St John Hospital.
State Welcomes New Statewide Licensing Administrator (Photo)
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 05/16/16 8:53 AM
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The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) is pleased to announce that Travis Hansen has accepted the Early Learning Statewide Licensing Administrator position. Hansen is currently the Regional Administrator for DEL's North Central region, which includes counties from Okanogan in the north to southern Klickitat.

Travis comes to this position with a wealth of experience and dedication to early learning. He has devoted his passion and energy to Washington State social and early learning services for over 10 years. Travis's professional history and his vision for licensing services as a foundation to a quality early learning system will be a great asset to the DEL administration team.

"I believe quality child care starts with a healthy and safe child," said Hansen. "It is a true honor to be able to work in such a great early learning system in Washington State."

For the last four years Travis has successfully lead licensing services in 13 counties of the North Central region, supporting children, families, early learning providers, and communities from the Canada to Oregon boarders.

Prior to that, Hansen was DEL's Licensing Supervisor for the Yakima Office, Travis also worked as a program manager, therapist, and a supervisor for various agencies, including the Department of Social and Health Services, Crest Counseling Services and EPIC Youth Services.

"Travis brings many skills and talents that are transferrable and highly desirable to this new role," said Luba Bezborodnikova, DEL Assistant Director.

Travis earned his Master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in Counseling as well as Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. Hansen and his wife have five children of their own, Riley, Cooper, Chase, Brady, and Hunter--all boys.

Photo Caption: Travis Hansen, Statewide Licensing Administrator.


Attached Media Files: Word doc with hyperlinks , Travis Hansen, Statewide Licensing Administrator
Canine Alert leads to methamphetamine and stolen firearms arrest.
McMinnville Police Dept. - 05/16/16 8:26 AM
On 05/14/16 at approximately 11:00 pm, an officer of the McMinnville Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of SW Fellows Street and SW Eckman Court. The vehicle driver was identified as Leonardo Leija - 33 years old out of Salem, Oregon. Mr. Leija was taken into custody on a felony warrant for his arrest.

Drug detection K-9 "Jack" was utilized during the stop and alerted on the exterior of the vehicle. A search was conducted and during the search, two loaded semi auto firearms were located. One of the firearms was determined to be stolen out of McMinnville. In addition, more than 2 ounces of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material was located inside the vehicle. The methamphetamine has a street value of between $2,000-$3,000.

Leonardo was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court for the following charges:

a felony warrant,
Felon in Possession of a Firearm x 2,
Theft I (by receiving),
Resisting Arrest,
Carrying a Concealed Weapon x 2 and
Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Methamphetamine. Total SRA = $50,000

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Officer Jared Wiebold at the McMinnville Police Department at (503) 434-7307.
Sun. 05/15/16
Evergreen Aviation Museum to celebrate the Oregon Air Guard's 75th anniversary (Date Corrected- May 21)
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 05/15/16 5:25 PM
MCMINNVILLE - On Armed Forces Day, May 21, join the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they celebrate the Oregon Air National Guard's 75th anniversary.

The public is invited to tour the museum and meet current and former Air National Guard members that have flown or maintained Oregon's fighter jets, and who have served in support of the Air Guard's statewide mission.

Oregon's Air Guard has been protecting the skies over the Pacific Northwest and Canada for nearly 70 years. For more than seven decades Oregon military air units in Portland and Klamath Falls have flown the F-15, F-4C, F-101, F-102, F-89, F-86, F-84 and T-33. All of these jets are on display at the museum.

"This is an opportunity for people to meet living military heroes from the past and present and see the aircraft that Oregon's Air Guard has flown over the years," said Melissa Grace, the museum's marketing and events director. "We're proud to honor and salute the Air Guard and these Oregon airmen for 75 years of distinguished service to our state and country."

The history of the Oregon Air National Guard began just prior to World War II as the United States monitored the wars raging in Europe and China. Soon, U.S. military leaders began to focus more on preparations for war.

In early 1941 Army Reserve Major G. Robert Dodson requested and received approval from the National Guard Bureau to activate the Oregon National Guard's first aviation unit. With 117 volunteers, the newly-formed 123rd Observation Squadron (OS) was activated on April 18, 1941.

Within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, air crews assigned to the 123rd OS flew aircraft from their training base at Gray Field, near McChord Field in Tacoma, Wash., to the Oregon and Washington coast lines and began aerial patrols. Sixty years later, on Sept. 11, 2001, similar air defense missions were flown throughout the Northwest by the Oregon Air Guard. These missions continued for many days following the attacks on America.

Statewide the Oregon Air National Guard has more than 2,200 volunteer airmen who serve. Today, as a vital asset to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Air Combat Command, the 142nd Fighter Wing at Portland Air Base maintains 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert in the Pacific Northwest while providing air superiority mission capabilities.

Oregon's 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls is the home for the U.S. Air Force's only base where pilots are trained to fly the F-15 Eagle.

The museum is a non-profit organization and is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way in McMinnville, just off of highway 18. For more information go to www.evergreenmuseum.org.
Missing/Endangered Adult Female from Camas (Photo)
Camas Police Dept. - 05/15/16 4:39 PM
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Camas, Washington --

On May 15th, 2016, at 8:49 a.m., 23-year-old Marissa Faubion left her family home in Camas, WA during what her family describes as a "Manic Episode."

Faubion was recently diagnosed with significant mental health issues and has been treated in hospitals. She refused her medication and isn't capable of caring for herself.

Faubion is not associated with any vehicles and has been known to hitchhike in the past.

The last leads into her whereabouts have been in Lyle, WA.

A DOL photo of Faubion is attached to this release and she was last seen wearing a long sleeve, light blue Bernie Sanders t-shirt, men's cotton sweats, black tennis shoes and a black backpack. She's 5'3"; approximately 155lbs; olive skin tone; shoulder-length, straight, brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone having contact or who may recognize Faubion is requested to please contact their local law enforcement.

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Attached Media Files: Marissa Faubion
Marion County Detectives Serve Search Warrant and arrest Sex Offender (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/15/16 4:17 PM
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Marion County Sheriff's Office Detectives served a search warrant today in the 4900 Block of Trails End Ct SE Salem. A Marion County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy had received information through an initial investigation where the suspect, Edward Charles Ritter, 47 of Salem, had sexually assaulted an adult female victim. During the initial investigation, a second victim was identified, who also is an adult female, and was interviewed by detectives.

The information obtained through both interviews lead detectives to the residence at 4951 Trails End Ct SE where they served a search warrant today. Mr Ritter was ultimately arrested and lodged at the Marion County Jail on charges of Rape 1, Unlawful Sexual Penetration 1, Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Private Indecency. Mr Ritter is being held without bail and his arraignment is scheduled for Monday May 16th at 3 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex located at 4000 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem.

Mr Ritter is a registered sex offender with previous charges of Sex Abuse 2, Sex Abuse 3 and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Detectives believe the suspect used drugs on the victims in order to facilitate the assaults. Detectives also believe there potentially are more victims that have not come forward yet. If you have further information or would like to report an assault regarding this case, please call the Marion County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-540-8079.


Attached Media Files: Edward Christopher Ritter
Sat. 05/14/16
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting A Family in Lake Oswego
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/14/16 8:01 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster at 6:30 p.m. today, May 14, 2016, in the 1300 block of Hemlock St. in Lake Oswego, Ore. The fire affected one family, including one adults, two children, and pets. The Red Cross provided assistance address immediate basic needs, comfort kits, stuffed animals, disaster mental health, and information about recovery services, and emotional health resources. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? 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 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.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades.
LFD Holds Annual Awards Banquet (Photo)
Lebanon Fire District - 05/14/16 5:47 PM
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(Final: Awards list update)

The Lebanon Fire District hosted its annual LFD Awards Banquet on Friday night at the Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon. District members and guests were treated to dinner and a guest speaker appearance by Gene Mayfield, survivor of a horrific traffic crash on Santiam Highway this past January.

The annual banquet honors district members and supporters for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and recognizes members nominated by their peers for their exemplary service. In addition to traditional awards, members are also recognized for their years of service to the district. Awards presented included Firefighter of the Year, EMS Provider of the year, and many others. The 2015 award recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement Award in Fire Prevention: Fire Marshall Mark Wilson
Career Employee of the Year: Lieutenant Mark Fitzwater
Volunteer Employee of the Year: Jason Adamson
Career Officer of the Year: Division Chief Jason Bolen
Volunteer Officer of the Year: Lieutenant Scott Wilkerson
Career Firefighter of the Year: Russell Duerr
Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: Chris Pender
EMS Provider of the Year: Erin Nunes
Intern of the Year: Jamin Hooley
Excellence in Training Awards: Jason Adamson, Stacy Porchia, and Mark Fitzwater
Community Service Award: LFD Car Seat Program, Engineer/Medics Marshall Brookfield, Erin Nunes, and Candace McHuron
Volunteer Response Award Recipents: Jason Adamson, JP Crowe, John Dunworth, Michael Fitzwater, Dan Hartman, Al Herrera, Brad McInnis, Crystal Pender, Bob Ryan, Troy Van Looven, and Scott Wilkerson.
Years of Service Recognition: Shane Barker (5), Zach Parker (5), Troy Van Loovan(5), Randy Whitfield (20), Ron Sipe (25), Annette Duerr (30), Ron Danielson (30), John Tacy (30), Jon Davis (30), and Bob Ryan (40)


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Missing Endangered 13 Year Old Female (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/14/16 2:01 PM
Madison Taussig
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UPDATE
Madison has been found in Wilsonville. I will update when I get more information.

On Thursday May 12, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Beaverton officers responded to 12030 SW Fulmar Terrace on a report of a missing 13 year old. It is believed that she had runaway and might be in danger.

Officers spoke to the father of the missing child who is identified as Madison Taussig.
Madison is describes as 5'3" tall, 95 pounds, hazel eyes and long brown hair. Madison was seen on video leaving her house at 12:25 p.m. on May 12th. She was wearing all black and left riding a dark colored mountain bike.

There are concerns that Madison might be trying to travel to another state to meet an adult male she has been chatting with on Xbox Live. The last known location for Madison's cell phone was in Wilsonville last night.

If you have seen Madison or have any information that can help in locating her, please call the Beaverton Police at (503) 629-0111.

The father will speak to media. Call the PIO for his contact information.
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Attached Media Files: News Release , Madison Taussig
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Oregon City
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/14/16 3:00 AM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster just before 11 p.m., on Friday, May 13, 2016, in the 700 block of 10th St, Oregon City, OR. The fire affected multiple families, including three adults and one child. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate and basic needs (an example of assistance may include food or temporary housing), comfort kits and information about recovery services and emotional health resources. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? 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 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.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades
Fri. 05/13/16
Vancouver Police Seek Help Locating Missing 7 Year Old (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/13/16 11:04 PM
Vincent Meadors
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The child was located around 10:55 and is fine, no further assistance needed. VPD would like to thank those news outlets that arrived and were ready to assist if the situation had not changed.









Vancouver Police are currently working a missing 7 year old boy, Vincent Meadors. Vincent is about 4'3" tall, around 50 pounds. He was last seen wearing a Blue shirt, blue shorts, with blue colored shoes that light up. Vincent has dyed red hair. Vincent was supposed to return home around 7:00 pm tonight, but never showed. He was last seen in the apartment complex in the 8700 block of E Mill Plain Blvd.

Anyone with information about Vincent's location are strongly encouraged to call 911. The attached picture of Vincent is reported to be about two months old.


Attached Media Files: Vincent Meadors
22 year old man stabbed in Estacada, suspect in custody
Sandy Police Dept. - 05/13/16 7:39 PM
At about 6:30 pm this evening Sandy Police Officers assigned to patrol Estacada were sent to a stabbing that had just occurred in the 700 block of North Broadway Street in Estacada. They found a 22 year old man suffering from at least one stab wound to the abdomen. The suspect fled in a vehicle before police arrived, but that vehicle was found a few miles away in the 28300 block of SE Eagle Creek Road.

The suspect, a 17 year old male, fled the car upon seeing police but was found a short time later. He is now in custody and is being interviewed. The victim is being taken by Life Flight to OHSU and his current condition is unknown. Many witnesses to the stabbing are also providing their accounts of what happened.

This release will be updated when more information becomes available.
BOEC'S media feed
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/13/16 6:31 PM
Good evening,
BOEC's media feed map is back up and running; however, they had to increase the call pull time from our CAD system to 2 minutes.

I apologize for all the inconvenience everyone suffered during the time the media feed was down.
Sandy Fire responds to Fuel Truck Accident (Photo)
Sandy Fire District - 05/13/16 4:29 PM
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On Friday, May 13, 2016 at approximately 07:37 Sandy Fire District responded to an unknown injury motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Proctor Blvd. and Beers Avenue. We arrived to find a commercial fuel truck and trailer owned by Space Age Fuel had collided with two parked cars and a tree, then veered across the street into three RV's in the sales lot of Fred's RV. The fuel tank of one car had been ruptured and one diesel saddle-tank on the fuel truck had also ruptured; both were leaking fuel. Crews quickly contained the leaking fuel with the use of absorbent materials, diking and collection containers. Hwy 26 westbound (Proctor Blvd.) was closed and/or detoured for several hours. Hwy 26 was re-opened at 10:00 am. The driver of the fuel truck was unhurt and may have had a medical incident; Sandy Police Department is investigating. The driver was transported by privately owned vehicle to a local hospital for evaluation and testing. No other persons were involved in this accident.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office Sponsors Citizens' Academy
Benton County Sheriff's Office - 05/13/16 4:10 PM
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Citizens' Academy. The Academy begins September 6th and meets for ten sessions ending October 25th. This free program is designed to give citizen participants an opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office.

The class will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. The Saturdays are scheduled for October 1st and October 22nd .

During the program, participants will gain insight into the challenges faced by Deputies. Most of the instructors are sworn Deputies who share their experiences with the class. The Saturday sessions provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about emergency vehicle operations, traffic stops, and use of force situations.

The Citizens' Academy covers all aspects of the Sheriff's responsibilities including law enforcement, emergency management, search and rescue, parole and probation, jail operations and the support service and command responsibilities of the Office.

"We hope residents will take this opportunity to learn more about what their Sheriff's Office does," says Sheriff Scott Jackson. "The class fills up quickly so we encourage interested individuals to get their applications in early." Deadline for applications is August 23, 2016.

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/2016-citizens-academy or in person at the Law Enforcement Center, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to Celebrate New Beaverton Outpatient Facility, Free Confidential Counseling Available (Photo)
Woloshin Communications - 05/13/16 3:55 PM
Help, counseling and referrals are offered 24/7 800-257-7810.
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The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, invites the public to a free ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception, Wednesday, June 8, to celebrate the opening of a new outpatient facility in Beaverton, at 6600 SW 105th Ave., Suite 120.

Counselors and staff will be available to confidentially answer individual questions from families, friends and individuals who have questions about overcoming addiction and Hazelden's unique and successful treatment programs. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's leaders will share the organization's vision and current state of addiction treatment.

The ribbon cutting will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m., followed by tours and refreshments from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Register online or call 1-760-636-5985.

 "We're thrilled to announce the opening of our new, expanded and more convenient site in Beaverton," said Jan Vondrachek, executive director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Springbrook residential campus in Newberg and outpatient center in Beaverton.

"Our Beaverton center offers compassionate, outpatient addiction treatment with care individually tailored to fit the needs of patients. Our outpatient center in Beaverton and our residential campus in Newberg are both recognized for their expertise in medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment, co-occurring trauma and addiction care, and LGBTQ-integrative care."

In addition, "Our mission is to be a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction," said Vondrachek. "Our inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol detoxification and rehab programs combine best practices and the latest research -- always leading with the respect and dignity that have set our care apart for decades."

The organization will move from its current facility in Beaverton to this new more convenient site. Many health insurance companies cover the treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation facilities. In addition, the organization offers scholarships and patient aid for those who qualify. For a free, confidential consultation, call 1-866-866-4662.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care for youth and adults. Learn more at www.HazeldenBettyFord.org and on Twitter @hazldnbettyford.

About Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation facilities in Oregon

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has a robust presence in Oregon with a state-of-the-art Springbrook residential campus in Newberg and this new outpatient center in Beaverton. The two Oregon facilities are part of a national system of care that combine high-quality clinical experience with innovative programs and evidence-based practices to ensure everyone receives the help they need. Special services in Oregon include an innovative opiate addiction treatment program, residential and outpatient treatment for health care professionals, LGBTQ-sensitive care, and treatment for co-occurring trauma and addiction.



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Students Shine as Recycling Super Stars in Trex Challenge
City of Vancouver - 05/13/16 3:19 PM
CONTACTS:
Rich McConaghy, Environmental Resources Manager, Vancouver Public Works, 360-487-7165 or rich.mcconaghy@cityofvancouver.us
Loretta Callahan, Public Information/Community Relations, Vancouver Public Works, 360-487-8255 or loretta.callahan@cityofvancouver.us

Vancouver, Wash. -- Mill Plain Elementary students wrapped up their victory as the top plastic film recycling school in Clark County this afternoon with a visit from Bagzilla, a rousing assembly and a new Trex bench, donated by the Trex Company.

Stephanie Hicks, Trex materials resource coordinator, was visiting Vancouver and the surrounding area today to present awards to top winners of the Trex Challenge.

"In addition to promoting fun and friendly competition, the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge provides students with a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of recycling," Hicks said. "This year's program was our most successful to-date, educating thousands of students about how they can help care for our planet."

During the challenge, students were encouraged to bring from home to school plastic film, bags and product wrap -- such as plastic bread bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, cereal box liners, produce bags, and the over-wrap for paper towels, toilet tissue and cases of water. The plastic was weighed by volunteers before being taken to one of the local retail grocery stores, where it was baled and sent to a Trex plant to be recycled into wood-alternative decking and other outdoor building materials.

Mill Plain Elementary School students collected the most plastic bags, wrap and film -- about 1,990 pounds or 3.9 pounds per students -- over a five-month challenge of 21 participating schools throughout Clark County. Altogether, the challenge collected 11,800 pounds, or nearly 6 tons of plastic bag and wrap between Nov. 15, 2015 (America Recycles Day) and April 15, 2016, with winners announced on April 22 (Earth Day).

Every participating school received a Trex planter box. Top schools in the other participating districts -- Liberty Middle School, Battle Ground High School and Sarah J. Anderson -- also received a Trex bench, made with the same type of plastic the students had been collecting.

The local Trex Challenge was a partnership effort led by the Trex Company and the City of Vancouver Solid Waste and Recycling, with the help of participating schools, staff and students, Bernadette Donald of Clark County's Green Schools Program, Waste Connections of Washington, the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP), Safeway and other retail stores.

Anyone can be a recycling super star by taking plastic bags, film and wrap back to the store for recycling.

The City's Beyond Bags program aims to address all the plastic materials that have potential impacts for litter and waste by encouraging recycling of clean bags, wraps and film at participating local grocers and retailers. Area retailers are invited to join in by expanding or creating bag and wrap recycling opportunities for their customers with signage and bins near store entrances. Recycling plastic bags and wrap at the store also keeps plastic bags and wrap out of the curbside recycling cart, where these materials cause havoc with sorting equipment.

To learn more, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/beyondbags.

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Another of Salem's 10 Most Wanted Arrested (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/13/16 3:14 PM
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Another one of the Salem Police Department's "10 Most Wanted" was taken into custody after patrol officers spotted 37 year old Larry Hatlestad riding his bicycle on Portland Rd NE near Wayside Terrace at about 10:30 AM Friday. Hatlestad attempted to elude officers on his bicycle before abandoning the bike in the 2400 block of Edgewood Av NE. Hatlestad ran southbound through yards, climbing over fences. Officers established a perimeter and two K-9's were called to assist in the search. Hatlestad surrendered to officers in the backyard of a residence in the 2400 block of Carleton Way NE.

Hatlestad was wanted for a Parole Violation, as well as a bench warrant for Failure to Appear. He was also charged with Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Mischief III for fence damage, and two counts of Criminal Trespass II. In addition, he was cited for another count of Interfering with a Police Officer for an incident that occurred April 8th when he eluded officers on his bicycle. Hatlestad was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.

Since the Salem Police Department initiated the "10 Most Wanted" in January 2010, 231 persons have been featured and 200 of those have been arrested.
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office enhanced DUII patrols continue through June 19 and Undercover Crossing mission results
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/13/16 3:12 PM
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies will be conducting enhanced DUII enforcement patrols beginning today, Friday May 13, 2016 through Sunday June 19, 2016. MCSO Deputies will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is participating in High Visibility Enforcement patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

Across the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people are killed in impaired driving crashes every year. As the summer months begin, outside activities, events and festivals pick up and travel around the region increases. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers "Buzzed driving IS drunk driving".

Plan ahead if you are driving and plan to consume alcohol. If you become impaired, don't drive -- call for a sober driver, taxi or use public transportation to get home safely.

If you notice an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. Together we can all make our roads safer.

Operation Undercover Crossing - mission results

On Thursday May 12, 2016 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Gresham Police Department conducted a Crosswalk Pedestrian Safety Mission on SW Cherry Park Rd in the City of Troutdale. The mission "Operation Undercover Crossing" was paid for by funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division and Oregon Impact Pedestrian Safety Mini-Grant. This location is a marked school zone (Reynolds High School), and the speed limit is 20 mph during school hours.

During this mission the following citations were issued; Fail to Stop for a Pedestrian (16), Speeding (2), Cellphone (6), No Insurance (1), Seatbelt (6) and Driving while Suspended (2). Warnings issued; Seatbelt (2), Fail to Stop for a Pedestrian (3) and Fail to Obey a Traffic Control Device (1). Citations and warnings issued for Other Violations (10). Deputies were pleased to report an above average pedestrian safety compliance rate at this location.
Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet May 19 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/16 3:02 PM
Media contact: Susan Stigers, 503-884-7215, susan.stigers@state.or.us
Program contact: Jacee Vangestel, 503-945-2852, jacee.m.vangestel@state.or.us

Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet May 19 in Salem

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: 1-5 p.m., Thursday, May 19

Where: Callan Conference Room, Kirkbride Building, third floor, Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center Street NE. The public also can attend via toll-free conference line at 877-848-7030, participant code 297588.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, agency director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

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

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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WSU Vancouver recognizes outstanding business students for their consulting work (Photo)
WSU Vancouver - 05/13/16 2:07 PM
Outstanding Growth Assessment Project, Drake Striping & Painting. From left to right: Nathan Drake (client), Scott Wallace (student), Kyle Yeung (student), Rohny Saylors (professor).
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington State University Vancouver's Carson College of Business celebrated the sixth anniversary of its Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program Wednesday night with an event to recognize the businesses, volunteers and students involved in the program.

Established in 2011, Business Growth MAP is a pro-bono student-led consultancy. Student teams of four or five help with needs businesses identify, including startup, growth, marketing and accounting. Volunteer mentors from the business community meet with student teams weekly during the semester-long project to offer advice and feedback. Faculty members from the Carson College of Business oversee each project.

This year four student teams were recognized for outstanding work.

OUTSTANDING GROWTH ASSESMENT PROJECTS
Drake Striping & Painting
Justin Jenks, 2016
Connor Peterson, 2016
Caleb Steinborn, 2016
Scott Wallace, 2016
Kyle Yeung, 2016

Drake Striping & Painting, Vancouver, does pavement marking. The student team did a business assessment and created recommendations for increasing efficiencies, accounting solutions and branding--some of which were adopted before the spring semester ended.

Industrial Training International, Inc.
Mathias Descombes, 2016
Amanda Judisch, 2016
Jason Park, 2016

Industrial Training International, Inc., Woodland, provides crane, rigging, load handling training and consulting to corporate clients and individuals. Students focused on recommendations to help the company meet its aggressive growth goals.

Wolff Specialties
Marion Bateman, 2016
Nathaniel Exum, 2016
Tatyana Mosh, 2016
John Scheidt, 2016

Wolff Specialties, Vancouver, is an automotive repair company that specializes in alternative fuel conversions for auto gas. The student team focused on organizational and operational recommendations, and created a quote-configuration tool, a forecasting tool and a draft employee handbook.

OUTSTANDING MARKETING PROJECT
Sellberg's Tavern
Amber Bristow, 2016
Antonio Cotero-Martinez, 2016
Sean Curry, 2016
Jake Morr, 2015
Kassi Rebello, 2015

Sellberg's Tavern, Vancouver, was established in 1934 and considers itself Vancouver's "Cheers." The student team recommended specific brand wording, structure, pricing and a realistic timeline that could be easily implemented.

Businesses that would like to apply for Business Growth MAP services may call 360-546-9533, email bgmap@vancouver.wsu.edu or visit business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap. New projects begin in late August.

ABOUT WSU VANCOUVER
As one of four campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Oregon Medicaid Advisory Committee to meet in Salem May 25
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/16 1:33 PM
May 13, 2016

Contact: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590 (media inquiries)
Oliver Droppers, 503-507-2990 (meeting information and accommodation)

What: The monthly public meeting of the Medicaid Advisory Committee.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon State Library, Room 102/103, 250 Winter St., NE, Salem. The meeting will also be available via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5672779983090523140. The public also may join by a listen-only conference line at 888-398-2342, access code 3732275.

Details: Oregon Health Authority staff will present an update on Oregon's 1115 Waiver renewal including a brief presentation on the proposed Coordinated Health Partnership concept. The committee will hear formal public comments after the waiver presentation.

Also at the meeting Bruce Austin, MD, OHA's dental director, will discuss OHA's Oral Health Strategic Plan. The Oregon Health Authority has charged the Medicaid Advisory Committee with developing a framework for defining and measuring oral health access for Oregon Health Plan members.

For more information on the 1115 Waiver renewal, see the draft renewal application at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Documents/Oregon%27s%20Draft%20Waiver%20Application.pdf . For more on the Coordinated Health Partnership concept, see pages 23-32 in the application.

OHA is accepting public comment on the draft waiver through June 1. Comments may be submitted to Janna.Starr@state.or.us, or through an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QP7W23N.

For webinar information, meeting minutes, reports and updates, please visit the Committee's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPR/MAC/Pages/index.aspx.

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Salem Police Investigating Fatal Crash (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/13/16 1:22 PM
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Just after midnight Friday morning two Salem Police officers were typing reports in the 4500 block of Liberty Rd S when they heard squealing tires followed by a crash. They went to investigate and discovered that a silver colored 2002 GMC Yukon that had been eastbound on Skyline Rd S failed to negotiate the turn at Liberty Rd and crashed into a power pole killing 22 year old Corey Engleman. The driver, 30 year old David Robinett Jr. was transported to Salem Hospital by medics for non-life threatening injuries. An additional passenger, 26 year old Andrew Williams sustained minor injuries.

The investigation determined that alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash. The driver, David Robinett Jr., has been arrested for Manslaughter II and will be booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility following his release from Salem Hospital.


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And the Battle Wages On... For Safer Roads, Gresham Police Enforce Safety Belt Laws and Watch for DUII Drivers
Gresham Police Dept - 05/13/16 1:02 PM
Gresham, Ore. -- From May 16 through May 29, Gresham police will be working with the Oregon Department of Transportation and other local agencies for this year's second safety belt blitz and DUII focused patrols. Funded by the USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the blitz will focus on child safety restraints, seatbelt use, and minors riding illegally in the bed of pickup trucks.

The first quarter of the year has been marked by multiple pedestrians hit, vehicle crashes and DUII arrests. These events are not only tough for the people directly involved, but also for the entire community. However, with a plan of action, everyone can work together to make our roads safer.

Enforcement (warnings, tickets, arrests) is only one prong of a comprehensive safety plan; arguably the least liked for everyone.

Since January, in addition to routine patrol and traffic enforcement functions, Gresham officers working specific grant-funded hours dedicated to safety missions issued the following: 35 safety belt citations, including five child restrain citations; 33 suspended or revoked license citations; 16 DUII citations; and 121 citations or warnings for other offenses.

Cultivating an attitude of safety, including staying alert to surroundings and voluntarily complying with traffic laws, is the best way to be safe on our roads and remain ticket free.

Oregon law requires children under one year of age or weighing less than 20 pounds to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. It also requires children weighing under 40 pounds to be restrained in a child seat. Children over 40 pounds must be in either a child seat or booster seat until they are eight years old or four-feet-nine-inches tall and the adult belt system fits them correctly.

On average, safety belts reduce the chance of being killed in a collision by 55 percent. In regard to infants under one year, the proper use of child safety restraints can reduce their chances of fatal injury by 71 percent. During 2014 in Multnomah County alone, 313 child passengers were either killed or injured.

In order to ensure child safety seats are being used correctly, refer to the manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual or a local child seat fitting station. You can find more information about fitting stations at the following websites: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ .

Oregon law also states any person under 18-years-old is not allowed to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck, with very few exceptions. See ORS 811.205, Carrying Minor on External Part of Vehicle, for details.

Motorists can expect to see extra DUII enforcement patrols during Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July and Labor Day weekend, along with other special events with identified DUII concerns.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:
?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night or assist with calling for cab service.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to possibly lessen the effects of drugs or alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages.
?,? Report impaired drivers by calling 911.
Oregon holding onto forests, farms and rangeland
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/13/16 12:55 PM
Oregon has done remarkably well in preserving forests, farms and rangeland from development, according to a recent study, "Forests, Farms, and People: Land Use Change on Non-Federal Land in Oregon, 1974-2014." The researchers pored over thousands of aerial photographs to compare changes in the use of private and non-federal public lands from the mid-1970s through 2014.

Conducted by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Oregon Department of Forestry, the study included three key findings:

1. Ninety-nine percent of all non-Federal land in Oregon that was in resource land uses in 1984 (after comprehensive land-use plans were implemented) remained in those uses in 2014.

2. Development of resource land to low-density residential or urban uses was consistent with land-use goals, plans and zoning. Most development of resource lands occurred adjacent or close to existing developed areas, thereby minimizing development scattered though Oregon's forests and farm lands.

3. Structures continued to be built on lands remaining in forest, agricultural and range uses at high rates, even after the implementation of county comprehensive land-use plans. But the impact of these additional structures on management of Oregon's resource lands was lessened, because most of the structures built are relatively close to land in low-density residential or urban uses.

According to forest economist Gary Lettman, one of the study authors, questions remain despite the recent slowdown in building on Oregon's resource lands.

"With projected economic growth and increasing populations, how will these increases in population be accommodated while protecting remaining resource lands from development?" he said. "And will it be possible to have affordable housing in Portland, Bend and other Oregon cities while still protecting remaining resource lands from development?"

Other questions in need of answers, he said, include how development is affecting wildland fire protection and suppression costs, water quality, and land-use conflicts. Research should also be conducted to look for opportunities where underproductive resource land can be released for development.

The land-use change study can be obtained by sending a request to: rod.l.nichols@oregon.gov
CCC's Community Education hand chime concert (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/13/16 12:25 PM
The Clackamas Community College senior program hand chime class will perform May 20.
The Clackamas Community College senior program hand chime class will perform May 20.
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College's senior program is offering a free, public concert May 20 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Gregory Forum on the Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

For more than years, this program has offered hand chime ensemble classes at local independent living retirement communities. Ensembles rehearse weekly, learning music from classical to popular tunes.

The performance includes hand chimers from:
Rose Villa Retirement Community
Willamette View of Oak Grove
Town Center Village of Happy Valley
Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego

They will join together for a day of music-making under directors Ellie Hodder and Susan Schilke.

"I have truly enjoyed working with my musicians through the Clackamas Community College senior programs. My musicians range in age from early 60s to 97," Hodder said. "I've learned they are still curious, eager to learn and motivated to reach their highest potential every bit as much as my under-60 musicians. I receive every bit as much as I give. That's priceless."

For more information, contact Ellie Hodder at nwwalk@spiritone.com or call 503-730-9311. For more information on CCC's community education and senior programs, visit www.clackamas.edu/CommunityEducation.

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Photo: The Clackamas Community College senior program hand chime class will perform May 20.


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Federal partners unveil safer, more efficient turbine at Ice Harbor Dam (Photo)
Bonneville Power Administration - 05/13/16 12:24 PM
This new advanced turbine is expected to improve fish passage and increase power generation at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.
This new advanced turbine is expected to improve fish passage and increase power generation at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.
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BURBANK, Wash. -- An advanced-technology turbine, designed to improve fish passage at federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers is being installed at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.

The $58 million project, funded by BPA, calls for runner replacements on two turbines, one fixed-blade, one adjustable, along with fish passageway improvements at Ice Harbor over the next few years.

The first turbine is set to be operational within 12 to 14 months. The work includes structural modifications to the turbine draft tube exits to improve hydraulic conditions for fish. The contracts also contain options to fabricate and install a third turbine runner.

The turbine design and installation is a collaboration between contractor, Voith Hydro Inc. of York, Pa., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Bonneville Power Administration and NOAA Fisheries. Small-scale model testing of the new fixed-blade runner design indicates it may also increase power generation by 3 to 4 percent.

"After 50 years of operation and increasing maintenance requirements, the need to replace the existing turbine runners at Ice Harbor presented the opportunity to pursue new turbine runner designs with fish passage improvement as a priority," said Kevin Crum, project manager.

Voith Hydro Inc. used digital and physical models, and multiple design cycles to settle on two styles of high-tech runners, (turbine runners are the parts that rotate in water to generate power). The turbine runners are made of stainless steel to fight water corrosion.

BPA engineer George Brown called the work an "excellent example of collaboration among BPA, the Corps, NOAA and a capable contractor."

"The key ingredient holding us all together is the goal of creating meaningful improvements to the environmental performance of a critical Northwest power resource," Brown says. "The efficiency and reliability benefits to the hydroelectric system are an important bonus, stretching the value of the limited water resource."

Advanced-technology turbines could eventually extend beyond Ice Harbor to replace aging infrastructure at other Columbia and Snake river dams.

The latest monitoring shows that less than 10 percent of all migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead pass through turbines on the Snake river, depending on the dam and the species of fish. At Ice Harbor Dam that number is between 0.5 to 8.6 percent. Most out-migrating fish use surface passage, such as spillway weirs, on their way to the ocean. About 93 to 96 percent of all young salmon and steelhead now survive passage at each dam in the Federal Columbia River Power System.

For more information about the Ice Harbor turbine runner design and other programs to benefit Columbia River salmon and steelhead, visit: www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/FishPrograms.aspx and www.salmonrecovery.gov.


Attached Media Files: This new advanced turbine is expected to improve fish passage and increase power generation at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state.
YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement (YWOA) Scholarship Recipients (Photo)
YWCA Clark County - 05/13/16 11:32 AM
Kaitlyn Hill-Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship
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Vancouver, WA -- Four high school seniors have been selected to each receive a $1,500 scholarship from YWCA Clark County in support of their future educational endeavors. Gabrielle Apana, Corinne Bintz, Kaitlyn Hill, and Baochau Tran consistently demonstrated strong leadership qualities in alignment with YWCA Clark County values throughout their high school careers. Each student has contributed extensive volunteer hours to their schools, local nonprofits, faith-based organizations and their community as a whole.

Gabrielle Apana of Evergreen High School was awarded the Soroptimist International of Vancouver Scholarship and will attend UCLA, Baochau Tran of Heritage High School was awarded the Friends of YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Scholarship and will attend the University of Washington, Kaitlyn Hill of Vancouver iTech Preparatory was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship and will attend Seattle University and Corinne Bintz of Camas High School was awarded the Donna Roberge Scholarship and will attend Middlebury College.

YWCA Clark County has a long history of supporting and recognizing young female leaders in our community. The organization has been honoring young women with its annual educational scholarship award in recognition for exemplary volunteerism, commitment to community, and leadership since 1985.


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.


Attached Media Files: Kaitlyn Hill-Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship , Gabrielle Apana-Soroptimist International of Vancouver Scholarship , Corinne Bintz-Donna Roberge Scholarship , Baochau Tran-Friends of YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Scholarship
Residential Fire
Albany Fire Dept. - 05/13/16 11:02 AM
Albany Fire Department responded to a first-alarm house fire this morning at 1680 SE Tudor Way. Three fire engines, one fire truck, and one ambulance responded with 17 firefighters. The house was fully involved in fire when firefighters arrived. Three of the home's residents and two pets were home at the time and escaped with no injuries. Assistance was provided to the residents from the Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Fund and the home is insured.

Assistance from neighboring fire departments was requested to cover other emergency calls in Albany during the fire. Albany Fire Department is investigating the source of the fire.
Wild Horses and Burros on Public Rangelands Now 2.5 Times Greater than 1971 when Protection Law Was Passed (Photo)
Bureau of Land Management Oregon & Washington - 05/13/16 10:56 AM
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BLM seeks to expand initiatives to address problems with new legislative authority

46,000 Horses Already Being Cared for Off-Range
Off-Range Care of Unadopted Horses Would Exceed $1 Billion
Necessary Horse Gathers Exceed Available Space and Funding

The Bureau of Land Management announced today that as of March 1, 2016, more than 67,000 wild horses and burros are roaming Western public rangelands -- a 15 percent increase over the estimated 2015 population.

The updated numbers show more than twice the number of horses on the range than is recommended under BLM land use plans. It is also two and a half times the number of horses and burros that were estimated to be in existence when the Wild and Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed in 1971. To help address the problem, BLM is seeking legislative authority for additional initiatives.

"Over the past seven years we have doubled the amount of funding used for managing our nation's wild horses and burros," said BLM Director Neil Kornze. "Despite this, major shifts in the adoption market and the absence of a long-term fertility control drug have driven population levels higher. A number of program reforms are underway, but assistance is needed from our local, state, and federal partners."

While herds of wild horses consistently double in size every four years, there has also been a dramatic decrease in adoptions in recent years. In the early 2000s, nearly 8,000 horses were being placed with private adopters each year. Due to a number of economic factors, that number is now down to roughly 2,500 animals each year, compounding an already difficult management situation.

The total lifetime cost of caring for an unadopted animal that is removed from the range is substantial. Costs for lifetime care in a corral approaches $50,000 per horse. With 46,000 horses and burros already in off-range corrals and pastures, this means that without new opportunities for placing these animals with responsible owners, the BLM will spend more than a billion dollars to care for and feed these animals over the remainder of their lives. Given this vast financial commitment, the BLM is now severely limited in how many animals it can afford to remove from the range.

To address these issues the BLM is taking a number of steps, including sponsoring a significant research program focused on fertility control; 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 -- one to allow for the immediate transfer of 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. Additional tools and resources are needed to bring this program onto a sustainable path.

The table below shows the 2016 West-wide, on-range population on a state-by-state basis as of March 1, 2016. This year's 15 percent increase over the 2015 population compares to an 18 percent increase from 2014 to 2015. The BLM plans to remove 3,500 wild horses and burros from Western public rangelands in 2016.

Wild Horse and Burro On-Range Population as of March 1, 2016
State Horses Burros Total Maximum AML
AZ 318 5,317 5,635 1,676
CA 4,925 3,391 8,316 2,200
CO 1,530 0 1,530 812
ID 468 0 468 617
MT 160 0 160 120
NV 31,979 2,552 34,531 12,811
NM 171 0 171 83
OR 3,785 56 3,841 2,715
UT 5,440 400 5,840 1,956
WY 6,535 0 6,535 3,725
TOTAL 55,311 11,716 67,027 26,715

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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.


Attached Media Files: BLM Wild Horse and Burro Population , Wild Horses
Northwest ELC Hub Governance Council Meeting
NW Regional ESD: Columbia Co. - 05/13/16 10:15 AM
Meeting Name: Northwest ELC Hub Governance Council Meeting
Date: May 17, 2016
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: NWRESD Tillamook Service Center
20 Yrs of Worship, Fellowship, & A Little Basketball at Salvation Army Tournament -Games Today; 10 Pro Basketball Alumni to Play
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/13/16 9:30 AM
WHO: Salvation Army basketball teams from Western United States, 10 Pro Basketball alumni

WHAT: The Salvation Army is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. It's a weekend of worship, fellowship, and a little basketball. Teams from across the Western United States come to play and share in the love of the game and in the Lord. Ten professional basketball alumni players are joining and providing testimony.

WHEN:
Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center
5325 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Interviews are available with The Salvation Army, professional player alumni, and staff. Please connect with Teresa Steinmetz for more information on the tournament: Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org or 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 (cell). Or contact Captain Marcos Marquez at 310-944-2784 (cell).



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(Portland, OR) May 12, 2016 -- Be MOVED this weekend at The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center. It's the 20th Annual Moore Street Basketball Tournament, where Salvation Army teams from across the Western United States will hit the courts alongside Harlem Globetrotter and professional basketball alumni, including Seth Franco, Chris Taft, Gerald Brooks, and more. Games will take place in the Moore Street basketball gym Friday, May 13 --Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5325 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217.

"For 20 years, we have been putting on this tournament as a way to reach out to the community and change lives," says Captain Marcos Marquez. "It's about worship, fellowship, and a little bit of basketball at this tournament. It's a time to come together to worship and share in the love of the game."

Seth Franco, former Harlem Globetrotter, has been participating in this tournament for many years. This year, he brings with him nine other professional basketball player alumni who have their own inspirational stories to share of overcoming obstacles through sports and determination.

Leveryll Wilson is the Program Director at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps, and has been instrumental in the success of this year's 20th anniversary tournament. He is also a product of this tournament. Leveryll grew up in a gang environment in Tacoma, WA and years ago was encouraged to play in the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. His life changed as a result. He now sees an opportunity to change lives through The Salvation Army and through this tournament.

The community is invited to cheer on players all weekend or join for worship services. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am



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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), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
It's All Academic: PCC student wins Coca-Cola gold (Photo)
PCC - 05/13/16 9:24 AM
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NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. -- Tony Vezina's incredible comeback is now complete.

Vezina, student body president for Portland Community College's Cascade Campus in North Portland and leader of PCC's District Student Council, has been chosen as a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar by national two-year college honor society Phi Theta Kappa. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation recognizes 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars nationally, and provides nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Gold Scholar receives a $1,500 scholarship and a special medallion.

"I was born into poverty, generational drug addiction and incarceration, and survived a childhood of abuse that led me to drug use, criminality, the criminal justice system and eventually homelessness," Vezina said. "I've been sober almost four years, three of them spent in higher education, which gave me the context to understand societal elements that led to my inadequacies."

After trying several times to kick his addiction on his own, he found support at Volunteers of America, a nonprofit that provides a range of services for low-income and marginalized people. Once clean and sober, Vezina co-founded the 4th Dimension Recovery Center (4D), a Northeast Portland-based "event-driven" center for young people in recovery, offering a range of drug-free activities.

After earning his GED through a Multnomah County program, the Northeast Portland resident found his way to PCC by way of a recovery scholarship offered through the Cascade Campus Women's Resource Center. Vezina started a student recovery club at the campus and joined student government. He was named president of Cascade's PTK chapter and Cascade's student government office this year before being elected by his peers as District Student Council leader.

"PCC has been revolutionary in my life," he said. "It's changed how I see the world and my place in it. Student government has become my bread and butter. Working with diverse populations has expanded my reality so much. The things I learn from my colleagues every day are helping me to be a better human being."

For more on his story, visit: http://news.pcc.edu/2016/05/tony-vezina-profile/

Vezina's selection as a Coca-Cola Gold Scholar was based on scores the student earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, which included 19 other students nationwide. In addition, Vezina and seven other PCC students earned OCCA All Academic Scholar designations, getting to meet Gov. Kate Brown at a ceremony in Salem in April.

The complete list of OCCA All-Academic Team winners from PCC include Vy Vo (Southeast Portland) and Gaetan-Dauphin Nzowo (Beaverton) of the Rock Creek Campus; Mana Amadon (Southeast Portland) and April Mogwai Turner (Southeast Portland) of the Sylvania Campus; Mallory Jasperson (Southeast Portland) and Tai Pham (Northeast Portland) from the Southeast Campus; and Andrew Viceroy (Southeast Portland) and Vezina from the Cascade Campus.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 85,000 full- and part-time students. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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


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Military Honored at Annual Memorial Day and Soldiers' Bivouac Event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/13/16 9:23 AM
The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will present Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11 am at the Bandstand on the historic Parade Ground at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

In conjunction with this event, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will host the popular Soldiers' Bivouac living history encampment from 10 am to 2 pm.

CMAC has organized this event with help from its partners - the City of Vancouver, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the Fort Vancouver National Trust, the Armed Forces Reserve Center, and 40 et 8 for the past eight years.

"First established by the U.S. Army in 1849, there are few places in the Pacific Northwest with as rich of a military tradition as Vancouver Barracks," said Acting Chief Ranger Bob Cromwell. "It is the honor of the National Park Service to host this annual event honoring our nation's fallen military heroes, and specifically those from Clark County."

"We appreciate working with the National Park Service and other partners on this event every year, and for the event sponsorship from Waste Connections," said Dan Tarbell, Co-Chair of the CMAC. "I agree, the partnership and sponsorship opportunities we have throughout this community seem to strengthen with every year," said Larry Smith, Co-Chair of CMAC.

This year's keynote speaker for the event will be Lt. Colonel Brad Aiello, United States Marine Corps 6th Engineer Support Battalion. A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, the Lt. Colonel was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1995. As part of the 24th MEU, Lt. Colonel Aiello deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in 1998, conducting both combat and humanitarian assistance operations during the Kosovo Campaign. He was promoted to Captain in June 1999 and posted to the Marine Corps Security Force Company protecting the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific aboard Naval Submarine Base Bangor near Silverdale, Washington. Deployed to Kuwait in February 2003, Bravo Company was attached to the 5th Marines and participated in combat operations supporting all five maneuver battalions of Regimental Combat Team 5 during the invasion of Iraq. Aiello deployed in January 2009 to Baghdad, where he served as the Senior Advisor to the Director of Military Engineering, Iraqi Joint Headquarters, in the Iraq Ministry of Defense. He returned from overseas in June 2011, and was assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon as the Aviation Ground Support Requirements Officer and Marine Wing Support Squadron Advocate on the staff of the Deputy Commandant for Aviation. He was promoted to his present rank on October 1, 2011.

Free public parking for the event will be at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Boulevard, and C-Tran will be providing free shuttle bus service between the high school parking lot and the event site.

The event has been generously sponsored by Waste Connections for the last six years and will be emceed by CMAC members. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Our Community Salutes, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies, as well as recognition/support of our military families of all services.
Sheriff's Office Sees Uptick In Motorists Speeding While Avoiding Construction (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/13/16 9:23 AM
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The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team regularly partakes in adding extra patrols to our roadways largely in part to grants made possible by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation. As a part of these operations our Deputies listen to our residents and review crash statistics to best determine where their patrols our needed.

Wrapping up our Cinco De Mayo DUII patrols, we are now launching into a seatbelt operation from May 16th through May 29th, additionally we will be adding DUII patrols over the Memorial Day weekend. A trend Deputies have noticed is motorists using our rural roads to avoid construction projects.


The Keubler Road project is driving motorists to use Hylo Road South, a rural county road with steep hills and multiple blind spots. In the last month our Deputies have issued 39 citations for speeding from 60 to 73 mph in the posted 45 mph zone. The Sheriff's Office understands a motorist who wants to get home after a hard day's work, but we are asking you to please slow down and observe the 45 mph limit set for this roadway. The Sheriff's Office wants to see all of our residents and visitors have a safe and happy holiday weekend.


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Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon's Bounty (Photo)
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/13/16 9:21 AM
Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals — and get driving directions — with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals — and get driving directions — with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
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Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals -- and get driving directions -- with Oregon's Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.

Strawberries, asparagus, squash, and salad greens -- not to mention a vast array of bedding plants, flowering baskets, and fresh-cut flowers -- are just a few favorites of the agricultural bounty of spring. But if you want to buy directly from the source on a trip out to the countryside, where do you go?

"Everyone knows where their local farmers market is. But what about farm stands, u-pick fields, and on-farm festivals out in rural areas? That's where Oregon's Bounty comes in," said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss.

Oregon's Bounty at oregonfb.org is a searchable directory of over 300 family farms and ranches that sell food and foliage directly to the public.

Easily navigable with a smartphone, Oregon's Bounty allows visitors to search for specific agriculture products -- like strawberries, cauliflower, and eggs -- and/or search for farms within a region of the state. Visitors can also do a search for "u-pick" or "events" to find farms that offer those activities.

Once a farm stand is located, visitors can get driving directions from their current location or another address.

"Oregonians love farm-fresh food. Thanks to the diversity of Oregon agriculture, we can buy an enormous variety of fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, flowers, and foliage directly from the families who raised it," said Moss.

"Each of the farms listed in Oregon's Bounty are owned and operated by Farm Bureau members, who are proud to share what they've raised with the public," said Moss. "Spring is a great time to take a trip into the beautiful countryside and experience Oregon agriculture firsthand."

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

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.

Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue is a third-generation farmer raising a variety of vegetables and berries at a nearly century-old farm near Boring, Oregon. He is OFB's 15th president.


Attached Media Files: Use a smartphone to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm festivals — and get driving directions — with Oregon’s Bounty at www.oregonfb.org.
Sidewalk and Street Improvements Coming to Battle Ground's NE 1st Street (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 05/13/16 9:15 AM
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A City of Battle Ground project designed to improve pedestrian safety on NE 1st Street, just east of Battle Ground High School, is currently underway. The addition of sidewalks to the north side of the roadway will complete the pedestrian connection on NE 1st Street between N. Parkway and NE 3rd Avenues. In addition to sidewalks, the project includes street lighting, landscaping, ADA ramps, and the widening of the roadway - elements that will provide safer travel for all users.

Last year, the city was successful in obtaining nearly $230,000 in a Community Development Block Grant from Clark County in order to fund the project. Another $18,000 in the form of engineering and design work was funded by the City of Battle Ground.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of this month.


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Public Health Advisory Board meets May 19 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/16 8:54 AM
May 13, 2016

What: The monthly public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board.

Agenda: Review of the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant work plan; discussion about the public health modernization work plan and assessment; reports from the board's subcommittees.

When: Thursday, May 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m. A 15-minute public comment period is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1E, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. The meeting will also be live streamed through the Public Health Advisory Board website at http://www.healthoregon.org/phab.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.

For more information contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284 or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us.

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FamilyCare Health invests more than $500,000 to improve health outcomes
FamilyCare Health - 05/13/16 8:53 AM
Portland, Ore. -- May 13, 2016 -- FamilyCare Health is pleased to announce $532,186 in new grant awards for community based organizations across the tri-county region. These investments will increase access to behavioral health services for children and adults and increase the capacity to provide culturally specific services to Latinos in our communities.

Capital Projects:

ALBERTINA KERR: $150,000 for Completion of the Albertina Kerr Campus for Children's Mental Health in Gresham. These funds will assist with the final phase construction costs, plus furnishings and equipment in the clinical facilities on the Children's Mental Health Campus. The Children's Mental Health Campus will sustain and improve access to mental health services for children and their families

CENTRAL CITY CONCERN: $150,000 for renovation of deteriorated service spaces in CCC's Golden West building to increase clients served at the Old Town Clinic. Two programs - the Imani Center (Afrocentric mental health and additions treatment) and the Benefits Entitlement Specialist Team (BEST) -- will be relocated to the expanded space. The relocation of these programs will in turn allow for projected growth in CCC Health Services and increase engagement of high-risk clients in primary care and behavioral health services.

Capacity Building:

COMMUNITY CAPACITATION CENTER: $58,649 for development of a new Spanish-language training state certified Community Health Worker (CHW) training curriculum on behalf of the Latino-Centric CHW Training Partnership. This group - El Programa Hispano Católico, Latino Network, Nuestra Comunidad Sana, and Northwest Family Services - will conduct the cultural adaptation and translation and co-facilitate the trainings.

LATINO NETWORK: $64,500 for an Early Childhood Community Health Worker (CHW) who will provide direct linkages between children and families enrolled in their programs and primary healthcare services. The CHW will provide health workshops for parents, developmental screenings, and referrals to services for families participating in Latino Network's early childhood programs.


ROSEWOOD CLINIC (YVFW): $85,197 for two Community Health Workers (CHWS) for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers' clinic to provide culturally appropriate, intensive, and individualized support in addressing social determinants of health and traumatic life events that their clients experience.


ADELANTE MUJERES: $24,237 for increasing food security for Latina women and their young children. The grant will benefit those living in western Washington County who are enrolled in classes such as GED Prep in Spanish, computer skills, job training, and parenting and personal growth classes. This program is intended to (1) Increase Latino Families consumption of fresh, local produce and, (2) Inform and refer participants to federal benefit programs in order to improve participants' food security.


"These investments advance the important work being done by our partners to benefit the health of individuals, families, and the communities at large," said Jeff Heatherington, CEO of FamilyCare Health. "We're proud to be associated with these committed organizations."


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About FamilyCare Health
For 30 + years, FamilyCare Health has been providing patient-centered healthcare to Oregonians. With over 130,000 members, FamilyCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid managed care organization providing health plan services in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and some parts of Marion counties. FamilyCare was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health. It was the first Coordinated Care Organization in the tri?county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. More information at http://www.familycareinc.org/
Senior Citizens Council raises about $16,000 at 1950's style dinner auction (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 05/13/16 8:08 AM
Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23 for the Senior Citizens Council.
Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23 for the Senior Citizens Council.
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MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- The Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County (SCCCC) raised about $16,000 at its "Back to the 50's!" fundraising dinner and silent auction April 23 at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie.

Close to 75 people attended the event to support the Oregon City-based nonprofit group.

The event featured a performance by Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson of Bonnie Lake, Wash., who entertained the crowd with songs from the late singer. The attendees also placed bids on donated items, enjoyed a 1950's diner-style meal and a 1950's costume contest.

"We might have held fundraisers in the past that drew more attendees and netted more money, but we've never held an event that netted more fun and laughter," said SCCCC Executive Director Christi Bird.

This year marks the 44th anniversary of the SCCCC providing services for home-bound, frail, vulnerable and geographically isolated adults in Clackamas County. Not available anywhere else, its programs promote independence, improve quality of life and prevent or end abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) and exploitation of at-risk seniors and adults with disabilities.

The organization is currently seeking more board members. Those interested can call (503) 657-1366.

About Senior Citizens Council
Founded in 1972, Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities in Clackamas County, Ore. Many of those served don't have the ability to pay. The SCCCC relies on donations, grants and this fundraising event to support those in need. More information about the council is posted at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.com.


Attached Media Files: Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson entertains the crowd at the annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23 for the Senior Citizens Council. , Senior Citizens Council Executive Director Christi Bird enjoys a photo with Elvis impersonator Roger Anderson at the nonprofit’s annual dinner auction fundraiser in Milwaukie on April 23.
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Gladstone
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/13/16 6:15 AM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross disaster action team responded to a disaster at 3:40 a.m., May 13, 2016, in the 19000 block of Addie Street in Gladstone, OR. The fire affected one family of five adults. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate and basic needs such as temporary lodging, and information about recovery services and disaster health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? 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 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.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades
UPDATE: Two People Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 05/13/16 5:50 AM
###UPDATE###

Yesterday, May 12, 2016 at 10:03 p.m., Officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Team observed a suspicious vehicle in area of N.E. 121st st. and N.E. Glisan ave. Officers contacted the vehicle in the McDonald's parking lot. The vehicles driver remained with the car but the rear seat passenger quickly tried to leave the vehicle. There was no front seat passenger.

The individual from the rear of the car fled as officers attempted to contact him. Officers were able to capture him a short distance away. The driver remained with the vehicle. Officers began an investigation which led to the recovery of two firearms as well as drugs and materials related to the distribution of drugs.

The driver, 23-year-old Antwain M Patterson, was also one of the individuals shot earlier that day in the same area. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple firearms and drug related charges. The passenger, 31-year-old Ronald C Rhodes was also booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a parole violation for a prior robbery conviction.

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Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Gang investigators have learned that the suspect vehicle was a dark blue sedan with tinted windows.

There are no further updates at this time and the crime scene was cleared at approximately 3:00 p.m.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Thursday May 12, 2016, at 12:44 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the 11900 block of Southeast Ash Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two gunshot victims - a male in his 20s and a male in his 30s. Both victims were transported by ambulance to Portland hospitals with serious injuries.

Preliminary information given to police indicates that the two men were standing outside a residence when they were shot by someone in a silver or gray sedan that was being driven westbound on Ash Street. Witnesses believe that there were three African American males inside the suspect vehicle.

Southeast Ash Street is closed as a crime scene from 122nd Avenue to 119th Avenue.

Interested media should stage on the 119th Avenue side of the crime scene.

The Public Information Officer (PIO) will be responding to the scene - ETA 2:30 p.m.

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

The Gang Enforcement Team is responding to assist with the investigation.

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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North Precinct officers arrest two subjects burglarizing an occupied home
Portland Police Bureau - 05/13/16 4:48 AM
Today, May 13, 2016 at 2:50 a.m., North Precinct officers received a call from a home in the 4600 block of N.E. 109th ave. that someone was inside their home. The adult female caller told officers that she could hear someone coming in a window in her mother's room and then heard her mother call out. She believed her mother was being robbed.

Officers responded to the area and were able to custody of one suspect as he attempted to leave the house through the front door. A second suspect tried to escape through a window. He was unsuccessful and officers took custody of him as well.

Officers continued to investigate the incident and believe the suspects are responsible for at least three burglaries this evening. In at least one of the burglaries, and possibly more, entry was made into the home via a window left open due to the heat.

Both suspects are black males in their teens or early 20's. Their identities have not been confirmed as yet and the incident is still under investigation. If the suspects are adults and booked into the Multnomah County Jail their identities will released after they have been confirmed.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to remind the public of the importance of securing their home despite the heat. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program has a number of tips for preventing crime. They have provided the following advice regarding residential burglaries:

Most burglars choose homes that appear unoccupied. For residential properties, many burglaries occur during the day when property owners or tenants are at work, school, or other places. While residents are on vacation, their homes will be more vulnerable if there are signs of absence such as stacked up newspapers and overgrown vegetation. Burglars often target property that is portable, valuable, and can easily be converted to cash such as jewelry, mobile phones, tablets and laptops, and electronics.

There are things that you can do to reduce the risk of being targeted.

Lock windows and doors, including garage doors, and remind your children to lock up as well.
Create an appearance of occupancy to make it look like someone is home when you are out. If you are on vacation, stop the mail and newspaper, put lights and television on timers or turn them on remotely, and ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your home and place your garbage at the curb on recycling days.
Improve the security hardware on doors, windows, and gates to fortify entry points. This includes installing locks on gates to your backyard.
Secure ladders, tools, and other climbing devices to prevent a thief from accessing vulnerable areas of your home.
Where possible, improve the visibility of your property, and focus on those areas that obscure entry points. This may include trimming dense trees and bushes, adding lighting, and removing features that conceal activities. By doing so, neighbors and passersby may observe what's occurring on your property and report suspicious activity to the police.
Activate your security alarm, and make sure that your family members know how to use the system.
Start a Neighborhood Watch with the City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program. This program trains residents about identifying and reporting suspicious activity, crime prevention, and encourages residents to get involved in the safety of their neighborhood.
Report suspicious activity to the police.
Keep record of the serial numbers of your valuables and take photos of items such as jewelry artwork to improve the chances of recovery if found. The following link is a form for creating an inventory: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/105272

Additional burglary prevention tips can be found by visiting the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention webpage, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/331475.

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Thu. 05/12/16
Salem Police Detectives Arrest Two For Organized Retail Theft
Salem Police Dept. - 05/12/16 6:11 PM
Investigators with Fred Meyer, Safeway/Albertsons, and Target Organized Retail Crime Units collaborating as part of the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance initiated an investigation into a Salem couple buying and selling stolen retail products, primarily health and beauty products along with some clothing. Undercover investigators with the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance made seven separate purchases totaling a little over $11,000 from the couple with a retail value of more than $37,000. They subsequently notified the Salem Police Department of their investigation.

On Thursday at about 9:00 AM, Salem Police detectives served a search warrant in the 100 block of Connecticut Av SE. A large amount of new retail items still in their original packaging was located at the residence. Taken into custody was 39 year old Michael Rascon and 34 year old Maria Rojas.

The two were charged with Unlawful Racketeering Activity, Laundering a Monetary Instrument, Organized Retail Theft (Attempted), and Theft I be receiving and were lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility.
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Suspect in Custody Following Burglary Spree South of Parkdale (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 5:23 PM
Craig Allan Pagenkopf
Craig Allan Pagenkopf
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PARKDALE, Ore. -- On May 10, 2016, deputies began receiving reports of burglarized homes on Mountain Shadows Drive south of Parkdale. Additional reports were taken on May 11, 2016 totaling more than half a dozen incidents. Information obtained during the investigation of the incidents indicated that the suspect/s may still be in the area.

With assistance from the Sheriff's Office airplane, deputies located thirty-eight year old Craig Allan Pagenkopf of Kansas in the forest adjacent to the area. The investigation ultimately led to Pagenkopf's arrest. He was lodged at NORCOR on six counts of First Degree Burglary, three counts of Theft in the First Degree and single counts of Attempted First Degree Burglary and Attempted Second Degree Burglary.

Following an extensive search by ground and air, Sheriff's Office personnel recovered a large cache of property stolen from area residences.

Unfortunately, burglaries are not uncommon and would be thieves look for victim's of opportunity. The Sheriff's Office recommends that homeowners take steps to protect their property. Consider an alarm system. With modern technology, there are many affordable systems now that utilize internet connections or cellular connections if internet and landline's aren't available. If you plan to be away from your residence for an extended period, elicit the help of a friend, family member or neighbor to check the property periodically. Ensure that all windows and doors are secured. Cut back large trees and shrubbery so your house is visible and doesn't provide a would be burglar with unnecessary concealment. Invest in motion activated lighting. Finally, contact your local law enforcement agency and request extra patrol in the area.

US Forest Service Law Enforcement assisted the Sheriff's Office with the investigation and recovery of property.


Attached Media Files: Craig Allan Pagenkopf
Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) Until Friday May 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Portland Police Bureau - 05/12/16 5:02 PM
Sgt. Greg Stewart is the Acting Public Information Officer (PIO) through 5:00 p.m. today.

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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Update: Man Who Shot At Officers Indicted for Attempted Aggravated Murder (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 05/12/16 4:32 PM
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Gresham, Ore.-- For two days late last week, a seven-member Multnomah County grand jury reviewed evidence and listened to testimony from police officers and witnesses related to the April 27 shootout between three officers and 40-year-old wanted felon David Allen Charlton.

The initial incident was reported at 11:00 p.m., when Charlton fled a single vehicle crash near S.E. 188th Ave. and E. Burnside St. Officers responding to the scene did not know Charlton and had no indication he was armed and wanted for a federal parole violation warrant for bank robbery.

When officers stopped to contact Charlton a short time later in the 18900 block of N.E. Couch Ln., Charlton immediately shot at them, striking their car and hitting Fairview Officer Scott Shropshire near his waist. Officers returned fire, hitting Charlton multiple times.

Shropshire was transported to a local hospital, treated and released the next day. Charlton remains in custody while he recovers in the hospital. He will be transported to jail once medically released.

Resulting from the grand jury's indictments, Charlton is charged with four counts of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of possession of weapons by certain felons, and one count each for the following charges: assault in the second degree, possession of a short barrel rifle, distribution of controlled substance- heroin, distribution of controlled substance- methamphetamine, and failure to perform duties of a driver.

Additionally, the grand jury cleared the three involved officers from any wrongdoing. All of the officers have been cleared to return to active duty.

No more information is available at this time.


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Salem Police Conclude Major Drug Investigation (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/12/16 3:56 PM
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The Salem Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, assisted by the Marion County District Attorney's Office, the Salem DEA office, the Western Interagency Narcotics team (WIN), and the Portland Police Bureau, concluded a nearly two month long drug investigation Tuesday evening with the arrest of seven individuals and the service of seven search warrants. The operation began just before 6:30 PM with the nearly simultaneous stop of three separate vehicles in the vicinity of Lancaster and Beverly NE.

Following the vehicle stops, search warrants were served in the 3700 block of Beverly Av NE, the 400 block of Fountain Valley Way NE, the 900 block of Shores St NE, the 5100 block of Wittenberg Ln NE, the 1500 block of Hawthorne Av NE, and the 2500 block of Ptarmigan St NW.

Meanwhile, WIN served a search warrant in the 9600 block of SW 160th in Beaverton, and the Portland Police Bureau served a search warrant in the 8200 block of NE Hancock.

The Salem Police Department seized over ten pounds of heroin, over 14 pounds of methamphetamine, and in excess of two pounds of cocaine. In addition, over $466,000 and six vehicles were seized.

Arrested in Salem on a long list of drug related charges were the following individuals:
Victor Palafox, 23 years of age from Salem
Vanessa Gonzalez, 22 years of age from Salem
Guillermo Palafox-Santos, 42 years of age from Salem
Elsa Garcia-Barrera, 47 years of age from Salem
Christopher McNaught, 37 years of age from Salem
Crystal Bingham, 36 years of age from Salem
David Bacon, 52 years of age from Beaverton
They are all being held in the Marion County Correctional Facility.
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Western Forestry Leaders Gather to Discuss the Connection Between People and Forests (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/12/16 3:50 PM
The nation's western forestry leaders tour Portland's Forest Park, the largest urban forest in the nation at 5,160 acres, to learn more about urban forestry issues, partnerships, and connections.
The nation's western forestry leaders tour Portland's Forest Park, the largest urban forest in the nation at 5,160 acres, to learn more about urban forestry issues, partnerships, and connections.
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Portland, OR -- Today the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC), in partnership with the Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) concluded their 2016 Spring meeting. This event, hosted in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region and the Pacific Northwest Research Station, brought together Western forestry leaders to discuss the connection between people and forests.

The two-day event attracted nearly 100 attendees from across the United States, including state foresters from 23 western states and Pacific islands and their counterparts from the U.S. Forest Service. On behalf of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Kristen Leonard, Governor Brown's Chief of Staff, greeted attendees and welcomed them to Oregon.

"The goals of the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition and the Council of Western State Foresters exemplify a lesson I learned early on as a Forest Service kid: forests are not ours, they are everyone's," said Leonard in her welcome. "Thank you for your commitment to preserving our nation's forests and ensuring their long-term resilience for future generations to enjoy."

The welcoming session also featured a keynote by Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment and an introduction to Oregon forest issues and dynamics from Oregon State Forester Doug Decker.

"The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition consistently brings together thought leaders and practitioners to discuss issues of the day," said Under Secretary Bonnie. "This meeting was focused around collaborative work among key partners and the connection of people and forests which is especially relevant here in the Pacific Northwest."

During the 2016 Spring Meeting, attendees had an opportunity to participate in a field tour to the Tillamook State Forest with stops along the way detailing the urban and community forestry work in Portland's Forest Park. ODF representatives helped to facilitate the tour and educate attendees on the complexities of the urban to rural continuum.

"With 30 million acres of forests in Oregon, Portland is a prime location to host a gathering of the public sector forest policy leaders in the Western United States," said Doug Decker, Oregon state forester. "We showcased the ways in which Oregonians are connected with forests, the diversity of different landowner objectives across public and private forest ownerships, and the innovative public-private partnerships arising around sustainable forestry."

Key topics of the meeting included regional and national partnerships, natural resources in the West and USDA Forest Service priorities in the Western United States. The meeting also included a presentation on the Intertribal Timber Council's Anchor Forests Project. Other notable speakers included representatives from partner organizations such as the Conservation Fund, the Society of American Foresters, the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition and The Nature Conservancy.

"WFLC is a unique group that brings together the most current science and management to highlight issues and solutions in sustainable forest management in the west," said Rob Mangold, Pacific Northwest Forest Research Station Director.

The meeting concluded with the US Forest Service Deputy Chief of State & Private Forestry, Jim Hubbard, speaking to the group about the upcoming fire season, the important programs and work happening on the ground and his vision of what the next five years will entail.

"Holding the WFLC Spring Meeting in Oregon highlighted the complex issues facing our Western forests and how critical our engagement is in cross-boundary work and collaboration," said Jim Pena, WFLC member and Regional Forester for the Pacific Northwest Region headquartered in Portland.

To learn more about the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, visit www.wflccenter.org. WFLC is staffed and supported by CWSF. To learn more about CWSF, visit http://www.westernforesters.org/.

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About the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition

Formally established in 2000, the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) represents a unique partnership between the Council of Western State Foresters and federal government forestry leaders. WFLC is comprised of 34 members from across the federal and state agencies of the West which include: 23 state members (also known as the Council of Western State Foresters) which include State, Territorial, and Commonwealth Foresters of the West and American-affiliated islands of the Pacific; and 11 USDA Forest Service members, which include: seven Western Regional Foresters, three Western USFS Research Station Directors, and one USFS Forest Products Lab Director.

About the Council of Western State Foresters

The Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF) is a nonpartisan organization of state, territorial, and commonwealth foresters of the Western United States and Pacific Islands. State Foresters are charged with providing forest management assistance to landowners, managing state trust lands, and supplying wildfire and forest health protection services. CWSF staff and members participate in the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition with Western members of the U.S. Forest Service leadership. CWSF cultivates partnerships, raises awareness and takes action on the most important issues affecting forests in the Western United States and Pacific Islands.


Attached Media Files: The nation's western forestry leaders tour Portland's Forest Park, the largest urban forest in the nation at 5,160 acres, to learn more about urban forestry issues, partnerships, and connections.
Waldport resident arrested for painted graffiti at multiple locations in Waldport (Photo)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 3:36 PM
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On May 11, 2016 at approximately 7:23pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a criminal mischief report at Bill's Chevron in Waldport, Oregon. An employee at the location reported a female walked into the women's restroom and spray painted graffiti in large letters on the wall. A short time later, additional callers reported the same female had spray painted graffiti on a traffic signal pole at the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 34 and also on a vacant business building in the 100 Block of SW Highway 101.

Sergeant Adam Shanks responded and located the female, identified as 35 year old Waldport resident Nicole Kolina Carlson, in the 200 block of SW Maple Street. Carlson was detained and interviewed. Investigation revealed a total of four separate locations of painted graffiti.

Carlson was subsequently arrested on four counts of Criminal mischief II and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail. Her bail was set at $60,000.

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Prepared by:

Adam Shanks, Patrol Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541-265-0683
Fax: 541-265-4917
ashanks@co.lincoln.or.us


Attached Media Files: Graffiti , Graffiti , Graffiti , Graffiti
Clark County Jail Inmate erroneously released after switching identity with other inmate (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 3:26 PM
clothes Michael D. Johnson was wearing when he left the Clark Co. Jail
clothes Michael D. Johnson was wearing when he left the Clark Co. Jail
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Clark County Jail Inmate erroneously released after switching identity with other inmate

Escaped inmate:
JOHNSON, Michael Diontae DOB 03/31/1986 African American Male; 5'-04" 140 lbs. Black hair, Brown eyes - resident of Portland, Oregon

An inmate at the Clark County Jail escaped from custody at approximately 8:30 AM today. Michael Diontae Johnson, 30, switched identities with another inmate who was scheduled to be released today. His escape was detected a few hours later during a scheduled meal and headcount.

"I can't comment on the manner in which Johnson switched identities with the other inmate," Undersheriff Mike Cooke said. "I can say, however, that this escape required prior planning and the active cooperation of the second inmate."

Johnson was in custody pending trial on charges of harassment, assault, intimidating a witness, and bail jumping. He was previously convicted of kidnapping and assault in Arizona and had been serving a prison sentence on those charges when he was brought to Clark County to stand trial for the local charges.

"We are approximately six weeks away from implementing a biometrics screening tool which would have prevented this type of escape," said jail chief Ric Bishop.

After installation, the biometric screening tool will collect fingerprints when an inmate is booked into the jail and then will match that fingerprint before the inmate is released.

Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the United States Marshal's Service are currently investigating the escape and actively searching for Johnson. The public is cautioned to not approach and immediately call 911 if Johnson is sighted.


Attached Media Files: clothes Michael D. Johnson was wearing when he left the Clark Co. Jail , Michael Diontae Johnson
Vancouver Firefighters respond to motorcycle accident (Photo)
Vancouver Fire Dept. - 05/12/16 3:11 PM
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At approximately 2pm this afternoon, Vancouver firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and a motorcycle around the 5900 block of NE 137th ave in Vancouver. The accident blocked both lanes of traffic on 137th ave. Vancouver Police closed traffic on 137th avenue from 4th Plain to 49th st. One adult male and one adult female were on the motorcycle. Both people from the motorcycle were transported to Peace Health Medical Center with critical, but non life-threatening injuries. Both riders were wearing helmets. The other vehicle involved had one adult female who was evaluated on scene but was not transported. Vancouver Police are on scene conducting the investigation. More information may be available once the investigation is complete.


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Client and Staff Safety Task Force will meet June 29 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/12/16 3:07 PM
The Client and Staff Safety Task Force meeting is planned for Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol, Hearing Room B, 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.

An agenda will be coming in a later communication.

All meetings of this task force will conform to Oregon public meetings laws. Request for an accommodation for a person with disabilities should be made to Angie Allbee and should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information, contact Angie Allbee, DHS Legislative Coordinator, at 503-689-5034.
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Battle Ground students win state honors at History Day competition (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/12/16 3:01 PM
Amber Holmgren (left), Kyra Crosby and Emma McKune won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit titled Moral Choices 1975: Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures.
Amber Holmgren (left), Kyra Crosby and Emma McKune won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit titled Moral Choices 1975: Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures.
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Students from Pleasant Valley and Chief Umtuch middle schools won awards in both group and individual competitions at the Washington State History Day finals held at Green River Community College in Auburn last month. For the competition, students conduct extensive research on historical topics and then choose a format in which to present what they've learned.

A team of eighth graders from Pleasant Valley won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit, "Moral Choices 1975: Vietnam Refugees Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures." The project will be presented to the Secretary of State before it is sent to compete at the National History Day contest in June at the University of Maryland in College Park. During their research, Kyra Crosby, Amber Holmgren and Emma McKune accessed hundreds of documents at the state archives in Olympia and interviewed former Gov. Daniel Evans, former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, Vietnam refugees and many other eyewitnesses. Their design showed waves of immigration beginning with the fall of Saigon on April 29, 1975, as well as the refugee crisis as the United States' southeast Asian allies fled the communist takeover of south Vietnam.

Also in the Junior Group Exhibit category, Chief Umtuch eighth graders Sandra Fachiol and Noel Lantz won sixth place for their project, "The Harlem Renaissance." The students conducted research into the history of Harlem, examining the cultural transformation that occurred there in art, music and social rights as New York natives struggled with the integration of migrants into their neighborhoods, labor force, and entire way of life.

A second team of eighth graders from Pleasant Valley won the Special Award for Preservation of Archaeological and Historic Properties in Washington State and fifth place Junior Group Documentary, "Chinook Wawa: The Language of Exploration, Encounter and Exchange." Grace Adams, Jaylee Aho and Erik Hughes researched original documents and interviewed Chinook Chairman Tony Johnson, Vice Chairman Sam Robinson and others to tell the story of how the Chinook saved their language from extinction.

Among the individual entries, Chief Umtuch student Arlilah Abatayo won sixth place for her Junior Individual Documentary, "North Korean Defectors: The March of Suffering." The eighth grader explored the struggles of North Korean citizens who attempted to escape forced isolationist policies of the Communist regime that has controlled that country since the the 1950s.

Pleasant Valley history participants are coached by teacher Irene Soohoo. Chief Umtuch teachers Jon Nesbitt and Beth Doughty lead participants Chief's history participants.Working individually or in groups, students select a topic related to the contest's annual theme and then conduct extensive historical research using primary sources, articles and books. Students distill their research and analysis into a dramatic performance, multimedia documentary, museum exhibit, website or research paper.

Also a participant in the National History Day program, Prairie High School sophomore Ally Orr is researching the life of U.S. Army Private First Class Lester E. Whitesel, Sr. for the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute. Orr is looking for help finding information about Whitesel, Sr. from residents of the Grays Harbor community. She hopes to uncover the story of the soldier and tell it in a eulogy that she'll read in June at the Normandy American Cemetery in Normandy, France. Anyone with information about Private First Class Whitesel, Sr., who served in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, please contact Orr's history coach, Irene Soohoo, at isoohoo@comcast.net.


Attached Media Files: Amber Holmgren (left), Kyra Crosby and Emma McKune won the State Archivist's Special Award and first place for their Junior Group Exhibit titled Moral Choices 1975: Encountering Callousness or Compassion; Exchanging Cultures.
Summer Recreational Vessel Lockage Schedule Begins May 15
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/12/16 2:48 PM
Release No: PA 16-020
For Immediate Release:
May 12, 2016

Summer Recreational Vessel Lockage Schedule Begins May 15

PORTLAND, Ore. -- May 15 marks the start of the summer schedule for recreational boaters using navigation locks to travel past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, Corps navigation planners announced Friday.

Portland District dams with locks include John Day Dam, near Rufus, Oregon; The Dalles Dam, near The Dalles, Oregon; and Bonneville Dam, near Cascade Locks, Oregon. The summer recreational vessel lockage schedule is as follows:

Recreational lockage schedule May 15 through Sept. 15

Upstream Downstream
9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
12 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

The lockage schedule is the same for eight Corps dams in Portland and Walla Walla districts, ensuring identical recreational vessel lockage schedules for the entire Columbia-Snake river system.

This schedule will remain in effect until Sept. 15. Recreational vessel operators have precedence over commercial vessels during the designated times. At other times, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial craft at the discretion of the lockmaster.

Arrangements for special lockages outside the above scheduled times, for flotillas or other unique requirements sponsored by yacht clubs, marinas, and other groups, may be scheduled at least 24-hours in advance.

Call to schedule special lockages:

Lock and Dam Phone number
Bonneville 541-374-8323
The Dalles 541-298-4007
John Day 541-298-9712
McNary 541-922-2231
Ice Harbor 509-543-3231
Lower Monumental 509-282-3218
Little Goose 509-399-2233 ext. 231
Lower Granite 509-843-1493 ext. 231

Lockages outside the scheduled times will be considered for flotillas or other organized events sponsored by yacht clubs, marinas and other groups, provided 24-hour advance arrangements are made with the appropriate location.

All vessel owners and operators lock through at their own risk and must comply with the Corps' safe-lockage policy. Portland District's navigation information and the brochure "How to Lock Through" is available at:
http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Portals/24/docs/navigation/HowToLockThru.pdf.
In Walla Walla District, navigation lock facilities are available at McNary Dam, near Umatilla, Ore.; Ice Harbor Dam, near Burbank, Wash.; Lower Monumental Dam, near Kahlotus, Wash.; Little Goose Dam, near Starbuck, Wash.; and Lower Granite Dam, near Pomeroy, Wash. Walla Walla District's recreational vessel lockage schedule is on the Internet at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx.

The Corps' Portland and Walla Walla districts maintain about 350 miles of the federal navigation channel from Portland, Ore. to Lewiston, Idaho. Ten million tons of commercial cargo, valued at $1.5 to $2 billion, is transported each year, according to navigation industry data. The Columbia-Snake navigation system is part of a larger waterborne commerce system that is vital to the economic health of the Pacific Northwest. This importexport gateway allows river transport 465 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean to Lewiston, Idaho.
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Suspect arrested in theft of motorcycle from Waldport, OR
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 2:42 PM
On May 9, 2016 at approximately 1:00pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies took a report of a stolen Honda CBR 600 motorcycle from the 300 block of NW John Street in Waldport, Oregon. At approximately 8:30pm, the motorcycle owner called the Sheriff's Office dispatch center and reported his motorcycle was located by a friend at the Baymart on NW Bayshore Drive. It was further reported the suspect involved in the theft was believed to have fled from the area northbound on Highway 101 in a red BMW sedan. The victim advised a friend of his was following the vehicle.

Deputies responded to the Baymart and contacted the victim who was with his stolen motorcycle and then proceeded to search the area for the suspect vehicle. At approximately 8:55pm, Sergeant Adam Shanks located the suspect vehicle occupied by two male subjects parked in a private driveway in the 6400 block of Fox Creek Way in Seal Rock, approximately two miles north of the Baymart. The two males were detained.

During the investigation, a witness responded to the scene and positively identified one of the subjects as being in possession of the stolen motorcycle earlier in the day. The subject, identified as 38 year old Vancouver, WA resident Josef Todd Keys, was subsequently taken into custody. Keys was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on one count each of Unauthorized use of a vehicle and Possession of a stolen vehicle. His bail was set at $100,000.

The motorcycle was released to the owner.



Prepared by:

Adam Shanks, Sergeant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
225 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365
541-265-4277
ashanks@co.lincoln.or.us
Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 2:36 PM
Thomas Leonard Berry
Thomas Leonard Berry
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PARKDALE, Ore. - On May 10, 2016 after 10 p.m., deputies were notified that the Washington State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle reported stolen out of The Dalles. The vehicle crossed over the Hood River Toll Bridge, causing damage to a gate at the toll booth. It continued southbound on Highway 35. After losing the vehicle for a short period, a deputy found the stolen car still southbound on Highway 35.

Another pursuit began with speeds reaching around 85 MPH. The vehicle turned south onto Cooper Spur Road from Highway 35. The pursuing deputy lost sight of the stolen van near Parkdale. Deputies searched the area but were unable to immediately locate the stolen vehicle.

Just prior to 1 a.m., a resident in the 7300 block of Baseline Drive reported a prowler on their property. Deputies who were still in the area located the prowler and took him into custody. Further investigation revealed that the prowler was the driver of the stolen vehicle.

Deputies arrested thirty-three year old Thomas Leonard Berry of Salem. He was lodged at NORCOR on several charges including Attempt to Elude a Police Officer and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Later that morning, deputies recovered the stolen vehicle, a 2005 Ford Van, from an orchard in the 8600 block of Cooper Spur Road. Berry remains in NORCOR on $10,000 bail.


Attached Media Files: Thomas Leonard Berry
City of Vancouver to host informational meetings on proposed affordable housing fund
City of Vancouver - 05/12/16 2:10 PM
The City of Vancouver is proposing to create an affordable housing fund to assist with increasing the affordable housing supply, preserving existing housing and preventing homelessness. Money for the fund would be generated by a proposed property tax levy and would assist very low-income households (families and individuals earning 50 percent or less of the area median income) in Vancouver.

The City will host four public meetings to present information and answer questions regarding the proposed affordable housing fund:
Friday, May 13
11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Firstenburg Community Center - Resource Room
700 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

Wednesday, May 18
4 - 6 p.m.
Vancouver Community Library - Columbia Room
901 C St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Wednesday, May 25
4 - 6 p.m.
Firstenburg Community Center - Resource Room
700 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

Thursday, June 2
7 - 8:30 p.m.
City Hall - Aspen Room
415 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98668

More information can be found on the City's website: www.cityofvancouver.us/affordablehousing.

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Battle Ground District Art Show Honors Late Founder with Namesake Award (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/12/16 1:59 PM
Bob Peck Award winner Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary
Bob Peck Award winner Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary
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Battle Ground Public Schools recognized the winners of its 57th annual District Art Show on Monday during a school board meeting held at Captain Strong Primary. A new award this year, the Bob Peck Award, honors the late Bob Peck, a former Battle Ground High School teacher and the founder of the District Art Show who died earlier this year. Peck taught art at the high school for more than 37 years. The school's art gallery is named for him.

Hundreds of art pieces created by K-12th graders are on display through May 24 at the school. The public is invited to view the art free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days from May 3 to 24 at the school, 1002 NW 6th Ave., Battle Ground.

You can watch an online slideshow featuring the art of the first place winners. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s0w4HRSTaSDnAwJ-C2_KyWH5Vjy8WzAMmlUAmeeTZB0

Awards were given to:

Bob Peck Award
Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary

Superintendent's Award
Ashley Conjugacion, 8th grade, River HomeLink

Best of Show
Christina Protsenko, 10th grade, Summit View
Laela Richards, 5th grade, Daybreak Middle

12th Grade
1st Place: Alexis Hood, Battle Ground
2nd Place: Natalie Whitesel, Prairie
3rd Place: Allison Womak, Prairie
Honorable Mention: Shelby Anderson, Battle Ground

11th Grade
1st Place: Lizzy Rybalka, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Tatum Howlett, CAM
3rd Place: Julia Shabura, Summit View
Honorable Mention: Sierra Nevton, Prairie


10th Grade
1st Place: Christina Protsenko, Summit View
2nd Place: Ella Zherebenka, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Hailey Pitman, Summit View
Honorable Mention: Emrie Elliot, Prairie

Ninth Grade
1st Place: Elena Lobanova, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Marianne Rozyodoyskiy, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Gabrielle Elliot, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Kaylene Yandell, River HomeLink


Eighth Grade
1st Place: Ashley Conjugacion, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Rubi Llanos, Pleasant Valley Middle; Avalin Smithline, Amboy and Heaven W., Tukes Valley Middle
3rd Place: Ashley Conjugacion, River HomeLink and Isabella Strano, Amboy
4th Place: Gabby Burris, Amboy; Jocelyn Clark, CAM and Lewis K., Tukes Valley Middle
Honorable Mention: John Amajan, CAM and Shelby Allen, Chief Umtuch

Seventh Grade
1st Place: Kristina Deryavko, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Olivia Elizondo, River HomeLink and Nicholas Newberg, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Mallory Meyer, Chief Umtuch and Kari Maulding, Laurin
Honorable Mention: Morgan Payne, CAM

Sixth Grade
1st Place: Geneva Ricardo, Daybreak Middle
2nd Place: Logan Reutter, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Elsa Steigman, Laurin
4th Place: Arina Shevchenko, Maple Grove
Honorable Mention: Gina Muonio, Chief Umtuch; Gabby Hill, Pleasant Valley Middle and Terra Pierson, Amboy


Fifth Grade
1st Place: Laela Richards, Daybreak Middle and Ryley Engstrom, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Amber Huynh, Pleasant Valley Middle and Marissa Boyd, Laurin
3rd Place: Allie Lanhart, Amboy and Paige Maier, Pleasant Valley Middle
4th Place: Luciana Schrater, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Audrey, Amboy and Michael Manzyuk, Daybreak Middle

Photography: Black and White
1st Place: Arline Gonzales, Battle Ground
2nd Place: Emily Davidson, Battle Ground
3rd Place: Logan Bushnell, Battle Ground

Photography: Color
1st Place: Larissa Lepro, 9th grade, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Ty Parker, 12th grade, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Lucy Charleson 10th grade, Battle Ground
4th Place: Magan Luisi, 9th grade, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Kane, 12th grade, Battle Ground and Callie Rich, 10th grade, Battle Ground

Computer Art
1st Place: Anna Drygas-Miller, 9th grade, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Mercedes Mehr, 11th grade, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Jacob Niles, 10th grade, River HomeLink
4th Place: Morgan Ackerland, 3rd grade, River HomeLink
Honorable Mention: Rafael Myers, 5th grade, River HomeLink

Ceramics: High School
1st Place: Taylor Steuben, 12th grade, Battle Ground
2nd Place: Kylie Smith, 12th grade, Battle Ground
3rd Place: Dakota Goets, 12th grade, Battle Ground
4th Place: Michael Opdycke, Prairie

Ceramics: Middle School
1st Place: Alea Hallstrum, 8th grade, Amboy
2nd Place: Anatoliy Barylyak, 8th grade, Daybreak Middle
3rd Place: Emma Reddig, 7th grade, Daybreak Middle
4th Place: Morgan Godfrey, 5th grade, Amboy

3D Sculpture
1st Place: River HomeLink Cooperative Project, 9-12th grades (Larissa Lepro, Elena Lobanova, Andrey Germanov, Timothy Bobrick, Marianne Rezvedovskiy, Ella Zherebenko, Tessa Higginson, Ty Parker, Maddy Nutter and Courtney Garris)
2nd Place: Beth Jouppe, 7th grade, Tukes Valley Middle
3rd Place: Rebecca Andueza, 7th grade, Maple Grove
4th Place: Edward Checkhun, 8th grade, Daybreak Middle

Battle Ground Art Alliance Winners

Best of Show
Christina Protsenko, 10th grade, Summit View

High School
1st Place: Lizzy Rybalka, 11th grade, River Home Link
2nd Place: Dina Berezih, 11th grade, Summit View
3rd Place: Mariah Darling, 12th grade, Battle Ground

Middle School
1st Place: Anastasia Lobanova, 8th grade, River HomeLink
2nd Place: Kristina Deryavko, 7th grade, River HomeLink
3rd Place: Jade Stewart, 6th grade, River HomeLink

Honorable Mentions
Katelyn P., 5th grade, Tukes Valley Middle
Ellie Ritter, 6th grade, Tukes Valley Middle
Gabby Steinbrenner, 7th grade, Chief Umtuch
Isac Robinson, 8th grade, Chief Umtuch
Marianne Rozvodovskiy, 9th grade, River HomeLink

Photography
Havilah Swanson, 10th grade, River HomeLink

3D
1st Place: Brittney Biggerstaff, 11th grade, Battle Ground
2nd Place: CheyAnne Robertson, 8th grade, Daybreak Middle
3rd Place: McKenna Talbert, 11th grade, Battle Ground


Attached Media Files: Bob Peck Award winner Monzerrat Garcia-Rico, 3rd grade, Pleasant Valley Primary , Best of Show high school winner, Christina Protsenko, 10th grade, Summit View
20 Yrs of Worship, Fellowship, & A Little Basketball at Salvation Army Tournament; 10 Pro Basketball Alumni to Play This Weekend
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/12/16 1:18 PM
WHO: Salvation Army basketball teams from Western United States, 10 Pro Basketball alumni

WHAT: The Salvation Army is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. It's a weekend of worship, fellowship, and a little basketball. Teams from across the Western United States come to play and share in the love of the game and in the Lord. Ten professional basketball alumni players are joining and providing testimony.

WHEN:
Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am

WHERE:
The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center
5325 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Interviews are available with The Salvation Army, professional player alumni, and staff. Please connect with Teresa Steinmetz for more information on the tournament: Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org or 503-794-3283 or 971-219-3226 (cell). Or contact Captain Marcos Marquez at 310-944-2784 (cell).



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(Portland, OR) May 12, 2016 -- Be MOVED this weekend at The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center. It's the 20th Annual Moore Street Basketball Tournament, where Salvation Army teams from across the Western United States will hit the courts alongside Harlem Globetrotter and professional basketball alumni, including Seth Franco, Chris Taft, Gerald Brooks, and more. Games will take place in the Moore Street basketball gym Friday, May 13 --Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5325 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217.

"For 20 years, we have been putting on this tournament as a way to reach out to the community and change lives," says Captain Marcos Marquez. "It's about worship, fellowship, and a little bit of basketball at this tournament. It's a time to come together to worship and share in the love of the game."

Seth Franco, former Harlem Globetrotter, has been participating in this tournament for many years. This year, he brings with him nine other professional basketball player alumni who have their own inspirational stories to share of overcoming obstacles through sports and determination.

Leveryll Wilson is the Program Director at The Salvation Army Moore Street Corps, and has been instrumental in the success of this year's 20th anniversary tournament. He is also a product of this tournament. Leveryll grew up in a gang environment in Tacoma, WA and years ago was encouraged to play in the Moore Street Basketball Tournament. His life changed as a result. He now sees an opportunity to change lives through The Salvation Army and through this tournament.

The community is invited to cheer on players all weekend or join for worship services. The tournament schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 13th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 4pm
Worship Service is at 7pm

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 --
Games start at 8:45am & end at 7pm
Worship Service is at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 --
Championship Games start at 1pm & end at 3pm
Holiness Meeting is at 11am



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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), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Award-winning musical, "Urinetown," comes to CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/12/16 1:17 PM
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College presents the Tony Award-winning, over-the-top, satirical "Urinetown: The Musical" as the Theatre Arts Department's spring term mainstage production.

In this production, a 20-year drought has led to drastic government intervention. Public amenities have replaced private toilets, and they are regulated by the malicious Urine Good Company that profits by charging outrageous fees to use them. Those caught sneaking freebies are carted off to the mysterious Urinetown, never to be seen or heard from again.

From the ranks of the people, a lowly employee of Amenity No. 9 takes up the plunger of freedom and ignites a full-fledged revolution, attempting to regain the right to perform one of humankind's most basic needs without having to pay corrupt corporate and political officials.

"Urinetown" was born in the spring of 1995 when playwright Greg Kotis, while traveling in Europe, encountered pay-per-use toilets at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. It was then that the musical's central idea hit him: a Gotham-like city where all the toilets are controlled by a greedy, crooked corporation with no concern for the poor, bladder-oppressed masses.

While the show parodies musicals and pokes fun at itself, "Urinetown" is also rich with social commentary about the American economy, the division between rich and poor, and the way people abuse the environment they depend on.

This popular Broadway hit plays homage to such classes as "Fiddler on the Roof," "West Side Story" and "Les Miserables."

"The work on 'Urinetown' has been a joy. Mounting a large-scale musical is a huge collaborative endeavor, and our talented students, staff, faculty and community members have really stepped up to create a terrific educational and performance experience," Artistic Director James Eikrem said.

Featuring an ensemble of CCC students and community members under the direction of Artistic Director James Eikrem, with vocal direction by Kathleen Hollingsworth, musical direction by Lars Campbell, choreography by Laura Hiszczynskyj, scenic and lighting design by Chris Whitten and costumes by Alva Bradford, Urinetown is a must-see for all ages.

"Everyone involved has worked hard to bring 'Urinetown' to life," Campbell said. "I'm excited to share this production with the community."

Performances are May 19 through May 29, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for students and youth. On opening night, enjoy dessert, refreshments and music by CCC's own Brian Rose, starting at 6:30 p.m. on May 19.

For ticket information and reservations, visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153.

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Photo 1: (from left to right) Madison Stevens (as Hope Cladwell), Taylor Miller (as Mr. Cladwell), Carder Nicholas (as Lockstock), Molly Bowman (as Little Sally) and Sam Levi (as Bobby Strong)
Photo 2: Madison Stevens (as Hope Cladwell) and Sam Levi (as Bobby Strong)
Photo 3: Sam Levi (as Bobby Strong) and Carder Nicholas (as Lockstock)
Photo 4: Taylor Miller (as Cladwell)
Photo 5: Madison Stevens (as Hope Cladwell)
Photo 6: Carder Nicholas (as Lockstock) and Molly Bowman (as Little Sally)


Attached Media Files: Urinetown , Urinetown_photo6 , Urinetown_photo5 , Urinetown_photo4 , Urinetown_photo3 , Urinetown_photo2 , Urinetown_photo1
Join the party! CCC is turning 50 (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/12/16 1:13 PM
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OREGON CITY -- Clackamas Community College is celebrating 50 years of providing Education That Works. Since 1966, CCC has been making a difference in the community and transforming lives.

Through transfer degrees, career technical programs, community enrichment and more, the college has been educating people in a variety of ways for the last five decades.

On Saturday, May 21, CCC is hosting a birthday party on its Oregon City campus and the community is the guest of honor. The day will be filled with family-friendly activities, including music, food, games and more.

"Join us and reminisce about all the changes Clackamas has gone through and learn more about what our future holds," CCC President Joanne Truesdell said. "Come celebrate this milestone with us and throughout the rest of 2016."

The birthday party begins at 10 a.m. with the Newell Creek headwaters restoration project ceremony at the Environmental Learning Center. Speakers at the ceremony include Clackamas County Commission Chairman John Ludlow, CCC President Joanne Truesdell, former Rep. Darlene Hooley, Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette, along with other dignitaries.

For its birthday, the college is giving a gift to the community of restoring the Newell Creek headwaters, which bubbles to life on the Oregon City campus and flows to the Willamette River.

An open house and tours of the ELC property will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Birthday activities also include a family and community festival, a barbecue, a sculpture walking tour, the college and alumni showcase, a geocache challenge, musical performances and entertainment, the opening of the 25-year-old time capsule and student art show awards.

To help folks get around the campus during the birthday party, the CCC shuttle will run from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Environmental Learning Center and the transit hub near the Community Center. The shuttle will depart from the transit hub every 15 minutes.

For more information and a complete schedule for these and other Clackamas Community College 50th anniversary events, visit www.clackamas.edu/50/events.

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Photo 1: Clackamas Community College opened to students in 1966 with 15-20 classes offered. CCC had 35 employees and 693 part-time students its first year.
Photo 2: The permanent site for CCC on Highway 213 at Beavercreek Road was approved by voters in 1968.
Photo 3: As the first dean of instruction, John Hakanson hired most of the first full-time faculty at CCC. He would become the third college president and served the college for 15 years in that role.
Photo 4: CCC launched its birthday festivities with balloons on the Oregon City campus at the start of spring term.


Attached Media Files: CCC 50th birthday party , CCC 50th - photo 4 , CCC 50th - photo 3 , CCC 50th - photo 2 , CCC 50th - photo 1
OSSA Protests BLM new management plan
Oregon State Sheriffs' Assoc. - 05/12/16 1:05 PM
The Oregon State Sheriffs Association (OSSA) along with numerous other organizations have reviewed the newest management plan released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 2.5 million acres of O&C timberland here in Oregon. OSSA takes a strong interest in this plan because federal law provides that the primary use of these O&C lands is to be used for a sustainable timber harvest that provides a revenue stream for Oregon counties. That revenue stream is supposed to help these counties provide a variety of public services, including law enforcement. Quite simply, the BLM plan ignores clear law and proposes a timber harvest plan that will continue to place these counties in a fiscal crisis.

The BLM refused to even consider revenues for counties as an objective in developing its plan, even though that is mandated by statute and case law. It has routinely ignored comments from affected counties, concerned citizens, and state and federal legislators. There are many ways the BLM could have balanced jobs and revenues for vital County services while creating habitat for endangered species, providing clean water, recreational opportunities, and improving fire resiliency. This federal agency has once again failed the communities where these public lands are located. In light of this, nearly half the counties in Oregon have announced they would challenge the plan in federal court. No county wants to use precious taxpayer dollars to sue the federal government, but the BLM's arrogance has left these counties with no other viable options.

The law governing management of the BLM lands states that all timberlands shall be managed for sustained yield production, with the revenues shared with Counties to help pay for public services. The law also mandates a minimum harvest each year of 500 million board feet. The BLM's final plan violates both requirements, with more than 75% of the lands locked up in permanent reserves, and a projected harvest little more than half the required minimum.

The O&C lands were once in private ownership. After the lands were taken back by the federal government, they were set aside by Congress to provide a permanent sustainable revenue source to the communities they border. The counties are legally entitled to 50% of the revenues generated from the sale of timber, and the revenue pays for all kinds of public services: mental and public health, sheriff patrols, jails, libraries, social and many others. Mismanagement of these forest lands since the early 1990's has decimated county budgets, reducing some as much as 80%. Several Oregon counties are on the brink of insolvency, and the inability to pay for public services has led to increasing crime rates and poverty.

This plan is the culmination of over two decades of ineffective management by the BLM, and it is a product of the failure to listen to, or cooperate with local governments, organizations, and citizens who live near or around these forests. OSSA fully supports the decision by Oregon counties to file a lawsuit to try and force the BLM to follow clear federal law.
Applications for Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship available
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/12/16 12:39 PM
The Oregon Heritage Preservation Scholarship provides financial assistance for Oregon residents to attend a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training in the United States between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Eligible travel expenses include registration fees, transportation, lodging and meals.

Scholarships will be offered to those actively involved in local preservation efforts and who demonstrate how attendance at a preservation-related conference, workshop, or training will help meet the preservation needs of their local community.

Scholarships are competitive and offered twice per year. The first round deadline is June 10, 2016 and is available for those to attend trainings between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The second round deadline is December 5, 2016 and is available for those to attend trainings between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.

For more information and the application, visit www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/Scholarships.aspx or contact Katie Henry at katie.henry@oregon.gov or (503) 986-0671.


Attached Media Files: News release
BOEC's MEDIA FEED DOWN
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/12/16 12:24 PM
BOEC's media feed map is down due to unexpected problems with the database. The Bureau of Technology Services is working to resolve this problem. We have no expected time it will be up and running. We apologize for any problems this may cause you.

Laura Wolfe, BOEC PIO
Washington Makes Gains in Pre-K Funding and Enrollment
Wash. State Dept. of Early Learning - 05/12/16 12:09 PM
Olympia, WA and New York, NY--Many 3- and 4-year olds across the nation still lack access to high-quality preschool education despite modest gains in enrollment, quality, and funding, according to an annual report by the nonpartisan National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

In Washington, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) enrolled 10,091 children, up 1350 in 2014-2015, serving eight percent of the state's 4-year-olds. Washington maintained consistent progress in terms of quality standards-- meeting nine of NIEER's minimum quality standards benchmarks. As of 2014-2015, ECEAP was required to participate in the state's quality rating and improvement system, called Early Achievers. In 2014-2105, the state invested a total of $83 million in ECEAP, with approximately $76 million of these funds coming from state dollars from the state general fund and the "opportunity pathways account," which is derived from lottery revenue.

"NIEER's findings support our need for more high-quality programs and importantly, the inclusion of full-day models into our early learning settings," said Department of Early Learning Director, Ross Hunter. "As we near our state's milestone of making preschool an entitlement for low-income families, we need to ensure expansion of programs that prove success in child outcomes."

More about ECEAP:
60% of ECEAP children are ready the spring before entering Kindergarten.
There are 11,955 children eligible for ECEAP who are not served by ECEAP or Head Start. According to the February 2016 Caseload Forecast Council, 6,260 of these would likely participate if space were available.
By fall 2020's entitlement milestone, Washington will need 7,377 more slots for children than Washington currently has, based on the children likely to participate.
o This requires adding 1,844 more slots each year for the next four years, beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
To add the 7,377 by fall 2020, Washington will need 266 more classrooms, 266 more trained lead teachers, and 266 more assistant teachers.

The Legislature has made preschool a statutory entitlement for families with incomes at or below 110% of federal poverty level, or FPL, by fall 2020.

The State of Preschool report for the 2014-2015 school year, which includes objective state-by-state profiles and rankings, indicates that urgent action is needed from lawmakers at all levels of government to ensure that every child -- particularly those from low-income families -- have access to high-quality early education. For the first year, NIEER also analyzed states' early education workforce and Dual Language Learner policies, which reveal that Washington is one of 14 states that can report the home language of every pre-K student.

However, Washington does not require pre-K teachers to have a Bachelor's degree, nor does it provide salary parity between pre-K and K-3 teachers.

The report finds that total state spending on pre-K programs for the nation as a whole increased by 10 percent, or $553 million, since the previous year, bringing state spending in 2014-2015 to over $6.2 billion. The number of children served by state-funded pre-K served increased by 37,167 in 2014-2015, bringing the total to almost 1.4 million children -- the largest number of children ever served by state-funded pre-K. With an average rate of $4,489, states also made one of the most significant increases in spending per child in recent history.

For more information on The State of Preschool 2015 yearbook and detailed state-by-state breakdowns on quality benchmarks, enrollment, and funding, please click here.


Attached Media Files: Word document with hyperlinks
UPDATE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 66-Year-Old Man
Portland Police Bureau - 05/12/16 12:09 PM
Missing Persons Unit detectives were notified late Wednesday evening that Wayne Naillon was found deceased by Columbia County Search and Rescue. No foul play is suspected in Mr. Naillon's death.

The Bureau would like to thank all of those who worked to locate Mr. Naillon.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 66-year-old man missing since late-April 2016.

Wayne Taylor Naillon was reported missing on May 6, 2016, but was last seen on approximately April 25. Detectives have learned that Naillon is suffering from a serious medical condition that may have led to him dropping out of contact with friends and family.

Naillon is described as a white male, 6'0" tall, 230 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes.

Naillon is believed to be driving a green 1997 Honda CRV with Oregon licence plates FYWA.

Anyone seeing Naillon or the vehicle is asked to call 9-1-1 so police officers can check his welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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McMinnville High School engineering students enter hovercraft in UFO Festival parade
McMinnville Sch. Dist. - 05/12/16 11:42 AM
Three students from the McMinnville High School Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy (EASA) will display their built-from-scratch hovercraft in the Alien Parade during McMinnville's 17th annual UFO Festival. EASA is one of 17 Career Pathway (vocational/technical) programs at McMinnville High School.

Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m., in McMinnville

Hovercraft engineers are Kimberly Goss, Tyler Lopez and Daniel Floratos (all seniors)

The hovercraft will be transported on a trailer decorated by Art Pathway students and accompanied by "aliens" from the Drama Pathway.

Background on Career Pathway programs: http://bit.ly/1XnqqtI
Two-minute video of students explaining their project during construction: http://bit.ly/1Wt4IFn

More details on the parade and festival:

McMinnville UFO Festival Parade

Come watch the largest, best UFO Parade in the country! The UFO Parade includes an eclectic mix of marching, grooving, hovering, dancing bands, spaceships, troupes of aliens, decorated cars and much more!

The parade is part of the 17th annual UFO Festival, celebrating the 1950 UFO sighting at the Trent Farm, just outside McMinnville.

Event Title: "McMinnville UFO Festival Parade"
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 2 PM
Where: downtown McMinnville OR
Cost: Free
Info: Parade details: http://bit.ly/1X4Cksc

Sponsoring agency: McMinnville Downtown Association
503-472-3605 www.downtownmcminnville.com
www.ufofest.com
Oregon City Police Participating in May Safety Belt Blitz
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/12/16 9:22 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (May 12, 2016, 9:25 am): The Oregon City Police Department along with several Oregon sheriff's offices, local police departments and OSP are participating in the OREGON SAFETY BELT OVERTIME CAMPAIGN BLITZ. The Blitz starts May 16, 2016 and continues through May 29, 2016. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the "hands-free" cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind you to "BUCKLE UP" before operating your vehicle.

The following information is provided by O.D.O.T. and the US Department of Transportation.

Belts and child restraints work by holding a person safely inside the vehicle during sudden stops, swerves or crash. Without a belt or child seat, occupants may be violently thrown against each other, the car interior or completely out of the vehicle, greatly increasing the risk of injury or death.

Oregon law requires belts be used and maintained in working order. Children weighing under forty pounds must use a child seat with harness. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. A recent study by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute revealed that "even those adult belt systems with designs most likely to fit children do not fit well when used for children aged six to twelve."

Safety belts, when maintained and used properly, can reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent. Properly functioning airbag systems can further reduce these risks. If you have concerns about recent product recalls related to your vehicle's safety belt or your child's safety seat, use your vehicle identification number or seat serial number to find current recall information on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/ or check with the product manufacturer.

For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/
Tickets now on sale for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/12/16 9:00 AM
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Tickets are now available for Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America, on Monday, July 4 at the Fort Vancouver National Site. It is a full day of family fun with live music, games and entertainment, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show. The event is produced by the nonprofit, Fort Vancouver National Trust.

Fort Vancouver has over a 50-year history of providing one of the region's most memorable fireworks displays. The fireworks launch up to 500 feet high, cover a radius of 500 feet wide, and feature unique special effects. The 2016 display will once again be staged from Pearson Air Field, and synchronized to music. Fireworks may not be visible from Portland or the Columbia River.

"Independence Day at Fort Vancouver is a beloved event that our community has enjoyed for more than 50 years," said Craig Christenson, Bank of America SVP & small business banking manager in Oregon and Southwest Washington. "I'm proud that Bank of America recognizes this as an important economic engine and local tradition, and this is just one of many investments we're making toward strengthening our communities."

Featuring live music, games, entertainment, food and more, this event has something fun for everyone. It all begins Monday, July 4, with gates opening at 8 a.m. Entertainment kicks off at Noon, the Kids' Patriotic Parade presented by Fred Meyer begins at 4 p.m., and the spectacular fireworks show launches at 10:05 p.m. The Vancouver Toyota Main Stage features a wide variety of local and regionally recognized entertainers, including the Rock Steady 234th Army Band, Andy Stokes Band, and The Nu Wavers.

General admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate for those 13 and over. Kids 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at fortvan.org/fourth. Presale general admission tickets will also be available starting June 1 at any Southwest Washington Fred Meyer.

With Prime Viewing tickets, attendees will have access to the exclusive Waste Connections Prime Viewing area, where they will enjoy a 4th of July picnic dinner, live entertainment on the Alaska Airlines stage, and unobstructed front row seats to the spectacular fireworks show. Prime Viewing tickets are $60 for guests 21 and over, $30 for those under 21, and free for 5 and under.

Other available activities throughout the site include:
Guided walking tours of the Vancouver Barracks
Tours of the historic Marshall House on Officers Row
Kids' Zone including three-legged races, egg tosses, water balloon fights, prizes and more
Hands-on-History area to see and learn heritage handwork skills and play traditional games
Pearson Air Museum where you can explore aviation-related exhibits and view vintage aircraft
$5 admission to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver (free for age 15 and under)
Bi-plane rides at Pearson Airport (fee)
Adult beverage pavilion featuring domestic beer and microbrews, wine and more

Getting to the event is convenient with help from C-Tran. Hop on one of C-Tran's FREE shuttles running every 15 minutes from the north side of the Vancouver Mall to the fireworks display between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Return service will be available immediately following the fireworks show. Shuttle service riders will receive $1 off general admission at the gate with proof of ridership. $2 discounted presale tickets will still be available online until July 3rd.

Paid parking lots will be available to the east and west of Fort Vancouver and all downtown metered parking is free for the holiday.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of cash sponsors. The Fort Vancouver National Trust thanks presenting sponsor Bank of America, as well as Toyota, Waste Connections, Fred Meyer, Alaska Airlines, The Vancouver Clinic, AMR, and Homewood Suites. Special thanks to the event media partners, including Comcast, KGW, 98.7 The Bull, Alpha Media, and The Columbian.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to volunteer visit www.fortvan.org/fourth, email events@fortvan.org or call 360-992-1804.

Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America's commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.

For more Bank of America news, visit the Bank of America Newsroom. www.bankofamerica.com

About Fort Vancouver National Trust
Established in 1998, the mission of the Fort Vancouver National Trust is to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community's history. For more information, visit www.fortvan.org or call (360) 992-1800.


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Marshall Community Center hosts free family fun day May 21 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 05/12/16 8:38 AM
Face painting at the Marshall Center
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Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver Parks and Recreation will host a free family fun day at the Marshall Community Center from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

"As we prepare for another exciting summer, we wanted to invite the community to enjoy a day of fun and learn about all the services and programs we have to offer," said Marshall/Luepke Community Center Director Andy Meade.

Families and individuals are invited to enjoy a variety of free activities, including:
public swims at the Marshall Pool
pottery demonstrations
sports activities in the gymnasium
body composition testing and demonstrations at the fitness center
gaming activities at the Teen SPOT and Game Room
face painting

Special discounts on summer programs will be available to those who register in person at the event.

Three 1.5-hour long open swim times will be available at noon, 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wristbands for each public swim will be available 45 minutes in advance. Space is limited.

The Marshall Community Center is located at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. and is served by C-TRAN buses 3 and 30.

The Marshall Community Center has served the residents of Vancouver and Clark County for more than 50 years. The center, named for General George C. Marshall, realized a community vision for an exciting recreation facility serving people of all ages in Vancouver. The center was renovated and modernized in 2007 and continues to serve as a place for people of all ages and abilities to learn, get healthy and have fun.

For more information, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/FamilyFunDay.

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Attached Media Files: Face painting at the Marshall Center , Girl learns how to use a pottery wheel in the pottery studio at the Marshall Center , Girl using the water slide at the Marshall Center Pool
Old Youngs Bay Bridge to close at 9 p.m. tonight for repair work
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 05/12/16 8:15 AM
The Old Youngs Bay Bridge will be closed tonight starting at 9 p.m. to do repair work on the center span locks. The bridge should re-open at 3 a.m. on Friday morning.

Variable message signs will be posted in various locations warning travelers of the closure. During the closure, travelers using U.S. 101 Business will detour using the Lewis and Clark River and New Youngs Bay Bridges.
Clark County Sheriff's Office K9's Ringo & Jango have received body armor (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/16 8:03 AM
K9 Jango (L) and Ringo(R) sporting their new vests
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Clark County Sheriff's Office K9's Ringo & Jango have received body armor

Clark County Sheriff's Office K9's Ringo & Jango have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9's Ringo & Jango's vests are sponsored by a fundraiser headed by Aaron Tyger of Vancouver, WA. K9 Ringo's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment "In loving memory of K9 Lucky". K9 Jango's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment "In loving memory of K9 Kane". The Sheriff's Office greatly appreciates the generous donations from our community that helped make the purchase of these potentially lifesaving vests possible!

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 1,700 protective vests, in 49 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.6 million dollars. 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 $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 -- $2,234 and 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. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.


Attached Media Files: K9 Jango (L) and Ringo(R) sporting their new vests
DUII Enforcement Update
Molalla Police Dept. - 05/12/16 1:10 AM
The upcoming DUII enforced events in Molalla this year, are Memorial Day on May 30th 2016 and the LaFortuna Rodeo's, at the Molalla Buckaroo Grounds, start in May of this year. The Molalla Police Department is dedicated to keeping our citizens safe and intoxicated drivers off the road.

During the night of New Year's Eve this year we had one DUII driver who was arrested. Over the Superbowl Holiday festivities there were two alcohol DUII arrests.

Remember, if you are planning to go to a party or out to have a good time and are planning to drink alcohol, please have a designated driver.
Firefighters Respond to Second-Story Window Fall Involving 3-year-old Boy
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/12/16 12:18 AM
Shortly after 9:30 this evening, firefighters responded to the 12000 block of SW Kostel Lane in Tigard on a report of a 3-year-old boy falling from the second-story window of a single-family residence.

Crews arrived to find the boy had landed on a concrete sidewalk after pushing out a window screen on the side of the house. The fall was from the second floor; however, due to the steep incline of the terrain the window was approximately 10 feet from the ground.

Firefighter paramedics worked quickly to treat the boy and quickly transport him to OHSU as a trauma system entry. The patient's status was critical upon arrival at OHSU. The family was home at the time of the accident.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, unintentional falls are the number one cause of non-fatal injury for children, and 38 percent of fall-related injuries in children are among kids 4 and under.

Each year, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responds to incidents involving children falling out of windows. Most of these incidents occur during the spring and summer months when windows are open due to warmer weather.

Firefighters encourage all families to remember that screens are meant to keep bugs out, not kids in and only allow window to open 4 inches by installing a window guard or stop.

To learn more about window fall prevention visit www.tvfr.com
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Three Charged In Connection With Tigard Homicide
Tigard Police - 05/11/16 5:46 PM
The estranged wife of a 2015 Tigard homicide victim, along with her boyfriend and an acquaintance have all been charged with the murder of a Tigard man. The homicide appears to be the result of a child custody dispute.

On the evening of December 15th, 2015, Tigard Police were called to the Pacific Village Apartments in Tigard located at 9655 SW McKenzie St. Police found the body of 26 year-old Luis Aguilar-Estrada, who had been shot in the head at close-range. Aguilar-Estrada had been in an ongoing dispute the previous evening with his estranged wife, Mariah Lynn Molina (DOB121093), who lived in Fairview, Oregon. The victim learned his children has been taken from Molina by DHS the week prior, for neglect. Subsequent investigation revealed that at the time the children were taken, Molina provided DHS false information; stating that the victim had never been involved with the children and was presently in Mexico. Aguilar-Estrada threatened to contact DHS and expose Molina and seek custody of the children.

Police believe that Molina, in response, enlisted the help of her boyfriend, Brennan Chance Surface (DOB040394) and his friend, Charlz Laverne Warbonnet (DOB030396). The trio drove to the victim's residence on the evening of December 14th and surveilled the location. Eventually, Surface and Warbonnet, in the early morning hours of December 15th, allegedly entered the victim's apartment and murdered Aguilar-Estrada.

The homicide investigation continued for several months leading-up to the identification of the three suspects. A recent Washington County Grand Jury indicted all three involved for the crime of Murder.

Currently, all three suspects are in custody. Molina is being held at the Washington County Jail. Both Surface and Warbonnet had been previously incarcerated on unrelated warrants. Surface is being held at the Multnomah County Jail Inverness and Warbonnet is in custody in the Jackson County Jail.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Participates in Click it or Ticket Campaign
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/16 5:16 PM
New "Coast to Coast" Seat Belt Enforcement Effort
Aims to Increase Click It or Ticket Participation, Save Lives

Polk County Sheriff's Office -- From May 16th through 29th, 2016, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use.

This year, NHTSA is aiming to increase campaign participation even more by coordinating a "Coast to Coast" seat belt enforcement effort. Deputies will focus on highways, such as Hw 22, Hw 51, Hw 99, and Hw 18. This effort does not limit Click It or Ticket enforcement to these highways; but rather these highways will serve to link and highlight the "Coast to Coast" seat belt enforcement effort.

In 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were unrestrained, according to NHTSA. During the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number increased to 57 percent of those killed. Law enforcement agencies will write citations day and night, with a zero-tolerance approach.

During this Memorial Day weekend, as well as throughout the summer vacation season thousands of citizens will travel through Polk County. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is committed to ensuring the safety of those individuals by enforcement and education through the Click It or Ticket campaign. One of the most important safety measures individuals can take is buckle up.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.


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State Forest Stewardship Committee to meet May 19
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/11/16 5:03 PM
The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee will meet May 19 in Salem to discuss the Forest Legacy Program and the Oregon Forest Management Planning System. Other items on the agenda include:

- Updates on the Community Forest Program
- Sustainable Family & Community Forestry
- Demonstration of the Biodiversity Explorer (a web-based application that provides data on species occurrences and/or modeled distributions for Oregon's important forest species and habitats)
- Update on post-fire restoration funding

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters in the Tillamook Room - Building C, 2600 State St., in Salem. It is open to the public.

The State Forest Stewardship Coordinating Committee advises the State Forester on policies and procedures for U.S. Forest Service, State and Private Forestry Programs such as Forest Legacy and Forest Stewardship. The committee consists of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters and forest industry and conservation organizations.

More information about the meeting can be obtained by calling the Oregon Department of Forestry, 503-945-7200.
CORRECTION: MEDIA ADVISORY: Trex Challenge Celebration
City of Vancouver - 05/11/16 4:53 PM
CORRECTION: The date and time of the event were inadvertently left off the advisory. Please see below for the corrected information. We regret the error.

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CONTACT/RSVP: Loretta Callahan, Public Information/Community Relations, City of Vancouver Public Works Department, 360-487-8255 (office), 360-931-1910 (cell), or loretta.callahan@cityofvancouver.us

MEDIA ADVISORY: Representatives of Trex Company, recycled materials manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and other items, will recognize the achievements of Mill Plain Elementary School students in collecting the most plastic bags, wrap and film -- about 1,989 pounds -- over a six-month challenge of schools throughout Clark County. The plastic film they collected will be recycled by Trex to help make new composite decking and other building materials.

WHAT: Trex Challenge Celebration

WHEN: Friday, May 13 - 2:50-3:15 p.m.
Assembly for students begins at 2:50 p.m. Ends by 3:20 p.m. Please note: All visitors must check in at office before proceeding to the assembly.

WHERE: Mill Plain Elementary, 400 SE 164th Ave., Vancouver, WA

WHAT: Trex representatives will award the school, which is part of the Evergreen School District, with a composite bench and plaque for their first place efforts in collecting plastic bags, wraps and film for recycling. Students and faculty will participate in a quick 'Wrap Ball' game, cheered on by Bagzilla, faculty cheerleaders and other students. A victory celebration dance will wrap up the event. (Note: A media release will be sent out Friday and include details about the total plastic film collected and a list of schools in Clark County that participated in the challenge, which began on America Recycles Day and concluded on Earth Day.)

WHY: The Trex challenge is part of a regional program, led by the City of Vancouver with the support of Trex Company, local schools, Clark County Green Schools and others, to encourage residents to think Beyond the Bag by recycling all kinds of plastic film - bags, wraps and other film - at retail stores throughout Clark County.

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Prescribed burn conducted on 116-acre site in Highway 6 corridor
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/11/16 4:30 PM
Today the Oregon Department of Forestry conducted a prescribed burn on a 116-acre site on the Tillamook State Forest near Browns Camp in the Highway 6 corridor. The burn aimed to remove woody debris that remained after the recent completion of the Fighting Phellini Timber Sale.

ODF workers lit the controlled fire via aerial ignition at 10 a.m. The firing, conducted by a helicopter, concluded around noon. Department fire engines are standing by at the site, along with four hand crews from the South Fork Forest Camp, to ensure the burn does not escape the designated boundaries.

The name of the timber sale refers to Phellinus weirii, a disease commonly known as Laminated Root Rot, which afflicts Douglas-fir and other tree species. The broadcast burn is consuming logging slash and debris deemed unmarketable due to damage from the disease. ODF will replant the site with alder trees, which are immune to Laminated Root Rot.

"It was extremely important to conduct a broadcast burn," said ODF dispatcher Megan Ehnle. "It is not only removing fuel on the ground ahead of the wildfire season, but it will also provide a better landscape to be reforested."

The large burn understandably generated concern among local residents, she said. Ehnle thanked local 911 centers and fire departments for fielding and answering numerous calls from the public.

In addition to renovating the harvested site for replanting young trees, the burn operation provided a training opportunity for ODF personnel that are involved in fighting wildfire during the summer.
Firefighter received an invaluable gift (Photo)
Keizer Fire Dist. - 05/11/16 4:18 PM
Keizer firefighters train on an empty building to improve their skills.
Keizer firefighters train on an empty building to improve their skills.
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Keizer firefighters spent Monday morning practicing forcible entry and other important skills all due to the generous donation from Retail Capital Partners LLC who own the building located at 4943 River Road N. The building is set to be demolished soon and the property will be rebuilt with a new occupancy.
While it may seem like an odd way to spend a morning this training is invaluable to firefighters. In an emergency every second counts and this includes when gaining access to an injured person, or when trying to put a fire out.
Firefighters are constantly seeking to improve their skill set and increase speed in which they perform tasks. The donation allowed our firefighters to practice firefighter's skills in a controlled environment, utilizing the donated structure.


Attached Media Files: Keizer firefighters train on an empty building to improve their skills. , A firefighter uses a saw to gain entry into a building.
Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 05/11/16 4:02 PM
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Cendejas-Pardo, Fernando Age: 31 Yrs

This individual was found dead on 05/09/2016 in Vancouver, WA.


The deceased was a resident of (city/state): Vancouver, WA

Finding for cause of death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds
Finding for classification of manner of death: Homicide

No other information is available for release from our office. The Vancouver Police Department is handling the criminal investigation.


Media release issue date: 05/11/2016

Nikki Costa
Operations Manager
Family of Viridiana Orozco-Hernandez to hold press conference at OHSU Doernbecher
OHSU (Univ.) - 05/11/16 3:34 PM
WHAT: Family of Viridiana Orozco-Hernandez to hold press conference. Orozco-Hernandez is being treated for injuries sustained after being hit by a car while crossing the street Wednesday, April 20.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, at 5 p.m.

WHERE: OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 700 S. W. Campus Drive. Media should gather in the first-floor lobby no later than 4:45 p.m.
June Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting in Klamath Falls
Oregon Deptartment of Veterans' Affairs - 05/11/16 3:22 PM
SALEM - The public is invited to attend and participate in the next quarterly meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs. The meeting will be held at the Shilo Inn -- Klamath Falls, 2500 Almond St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601, on June 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The nine-member committee is comprised of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel to the director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

The advisory committee's meetings are held throughout the state on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December. Registration is not required, but is encouraged. RSVP online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/June2016AC

More information can be found online at www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/advisory.aspx or to contact the Advisory Committee, please email vaac@odva.state.or.us.
MESD Board Regular Session 5-17-16 at 7:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 05/11/16 3:02 PM
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room.
5-17-16 MESD Board and Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission Meeting
Multnomah ESD - 05/11/16 2:47 PM
NOTICE OF TSCC BUDGET HEARING for May 17, 2016
A public hearing will be held by the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission on the budget approved by the budget committee for the Multnomah Education Service District, Multnomah County, State of Oregon, for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The hearing will be held at 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220 in the Board Room on the 17th day of May, 2016 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the budget with interested persons. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained in the Business Office at 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, or viewed on the MESD website: www.mesd.k12.or.us.
Neighborhood Enhancement Action Team tackles neighborhood livability issues with collaboration and creativity
City of Gresham - 05/11/16 1:00 PM
GRESHAM, Ore. -- The City of Gresham recently announced a continued dedication to creatively addressing neighborhood livability issues with the creation of the new Neighborhood Enhancement Action Team (NEAT). This collaborative, cross-departmental team of code compliance, law enforcement, rental housing and others will partner together and take an innovative approach to enhancing the quality of life of citizens with an on-the-ground, hands-on approach.

Many citizens may remember the Broken Windows Task Force that began in 2009 to address a wide range of livability issues. This task force led to the City's popular Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), a police department focused effort that was working to address livability issues within neighborhoods. Now, the City is further enhancing these efforts through the formation of the Neighborhood Enhancement Action Team that includes NET officers along with others from across the City. NEAT will share a co-working space within City Hall and meet regularly to discuss complex cases and strategize practical solutions.

"Our residents expect creativity, expedience and collaboration in the services they receive from the City of Gresham. With NEAT, that is exactly what we are delivering," said Mayor Shane Bemis.

NEAT members have already been working over the last few months to improve the quality of life within our community. Their focus includes:
Abandoned properties.
Homeless camps.
Chronic nuisance residential and multi-family neighborhood issues.
Drug-impacted areas.
Public safety.

"The dedicated members of NEAT are efficient, effective and committed to improving the quality of life for our community neighborhoods," said Eric Schmidt, Community Development Director.

Citizens may report livability concerns such as abandoned properties, squatters and the like through the My Gresham app (www.GreshamOregon.gov/MyGresham) or by calling 503-618-2463.
Three Arrested for Home Invasion Robbery (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/11/16 12:56 PM
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On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Beaverton Police responded to the 14000 block of SW Hazel Street on a report of a home invasion robbery involving a gun.

Officers contacted the 30 year old female victim and a friend at her residence. The victim had just arrived home after picking up her prescription pain medication at a local pharmacy. The friend arrived at the victim's door moments later. The victim answered the door and saw her friend and a black adult male who had a gun pointed at her. The suspect forced his way into the house with the friend and demanded the victim give him her pain medication she had just picked up. Once the suspect was given the pain medication he ran from the house.

As the investigation proceeded it was determined that the friend identified as Elise Chambers 31 years old was actually part of the robbery plan. The suspect with the gun was identified as Jacquard Reid 24 years old and is Chambers boyfriend. Chambers, Reid and a third suspect identified as Holley Graham 35 years old all worked together to commit this home invasion robbery. Reid and Graham were arrested at the Safeway on SW Murray and SW Allen when they came to pick up Chambers.

All three were lodged at the Washington County jail. Reid was lodged on two counts of robbery in the first degree, Graham was lodged on two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree and Chambers was lodged on two counts of felon in possession of a firearm. Chambers provided the handgun to Reid to commit the robbery and is a convicted felon.
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Attached Media Files: News Release , Graham , Reid , Chambers
End of an Era
Albany Fire Dept. - 05/11/16 12:25 PM
Albany's downtown Fire Station 11 opened in 1950 at 110 6th Avenue SE and was originally named Station No. 1. It was renamed Station 11 when the county went to the emergency 9-1-1 system in the late 1980's. Now it's time to say goodbye to this station that has provided service to the City of Albany for over 65 years by hosting a public Open House on May 20, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The station will be open to the public for viewing, and staff will be on hand to answer questions. People are encouraged to bring historical memorabilia to share as well as personal stories of their experiences in the station. One of the Department's antique fire engines will also be on display for viewing and photos.

May 22, 2016, will be the last working shift at the current Station 11 site. Linn County Dispatch will announce a final tone to officially retire the station at the end of the shift at 7:00 a.m. on May 23. The new, temporary quarters for Station 11 personnel and an emergency response engine will be at 1120 Hill Street SE. Firefighters will work from that location until the new Station 11 is completed in 2017 at the expanded location on the current site. The future address for Station 11 will be 611 Lyon Street SE.

Demolition of Fire Station 11 at the Sixth Avenue location will take place in June.


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/1216/94355/station11-open-house-goodbye.pdf
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Operation Undercover Crossing--City of Troutdale (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/16 12:20 PM
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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will commence "Operation Undercover Crossing" on Thursday May 12th, from 8:00am until 12:00pm. Thursday's operation will take place at the intersections of Cherry Park and Imagination Way in the City of Troutdale. This will be the first of three pedestrian safety enforcement missions conducted by the Sheriff's Office this summer. This mission will be a partnership with the City of Gresham Police Department.

The focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Both pedestrians and drivers will be observed during this mission.

Approximately 75% of motor vehicle -- pedestrian car crashes are due to driver miscalculations when yielding to a pedestrian crossing the street. In 2015, there were 76 pedestrian fatalities in the State of Oregon. 15 of the state's pedestrian fatalities occurred in Multnomah County.

According to Oregon law, drivers are required to stop for a pedestrian trying to cross in a crosswalk until the pedestrian reaches the sidewalk, or is at least one lane past the lane where the driver has stopped. Failing to stop or remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a Class B traffic violation punishable by a fine of $260.

Passing a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk is also a Class B traffic violation, also punishable by a fine of $260.

Funding from Oregon Impact Pedestrian Safety Mimi-Grant and the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division has made Operation Undercover Crossing possible.

If you have questions about this operation or would like to ride along with deputies during the event, please contact the MCSO PIO.


Attached Media Files: pedsfty mission
Boarding Floats Installed at Wallace Marine Park
City of Salem - 05/11/16 11:34 AM
Boarding floats will be installed at Wallace Marine Park boat ramp on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Boarding floats are removable floating docks.

Boarding floats are removed in mid to late fall to prevent them from collecting debris, being damaged, or carried away as river levels rise. They are reinstalled in the spring when river levels recede.
Broadcast Burn Visible in Metro Area (Photo)
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 05/11/16 11:31 AM
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Media, please be advised that the Oregon Department of Forest(ODF) is conducting a broadcast burn in the Tillamook State Forest off of Highway 6. This broadcast burn is producing a very large column of smoke visible throughout Washington County and potentially neighboring counties. This is controlled and there is no need for residents to call 911. If you have further questions, contact ODF at their Forest Grove office at 503-357-2191.


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Salem City Club Presents: "Who is Watching Over Oregon's Forests?" (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 05/11/16 10:28 AM
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Please join Salem City Club on Friday, May 20, 2016, for our luncheon program; "Who is Watching Over Oregon's Forests?". Oregon has more than 30 million acres of forests held by a range of public and private owners, each with unique objectives for managing their lands. How does the State of Oregon assure sustainability of these lands?

Oregon's State Forester Doug Decker leads the Oregon Department of Forestry, whose mission is forest stewardship. During our last SCC luncheon for this season, Doug will provide an overview of the responsibilities and challenges of this job.

Decker was appointed Oregon State Forester by the Board of Forestry in 2011 and leads 1,200 employees, and one of Oregon's oldest state agencies in carrying out a myriad of policies and regulations focused on forest stewardship. He directs ODF in preventing and fighting wildfires, managing state-owned forests, enforcing natural resource protection laws on private forestlands, advising landowners, and providing urban forestry assistance.

Decker began his career with ODF in 1987, serving as Public Affairs Director in the 1990s, providing statewide communication leadership on forestry issues, including multi-agency fire information operations.

From 1996-2006, Doug led fundraising, planning and development of the Tillamook Forest Center, a beautiful forest education and recreation visitor facility on the Wilson River Highway that tells the story of the Tillamook Burn and today's Tillamook State Forest.

From 2006-2011, Doug spearheaded a successful effort to acquire the 70,000-acre Gilchrist State Forest, the first significant state forest acquisition since the 1950s and the largest state forest in eastern Oregon.

Decker holds a degree in journalism from the University of Montana in Missoula.

For May 20 luncheon reservations, register online or call (503) 370-2808
by noon, Wed. May 18.

What: "Who is Watching Over Oregon's Forests?"
When: Friday, May 20. 2016; Noon - 1 pm, luncheon at 11:30 am, doors open at 11:15 am
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, OR
Who: Doug Decker, Oregon's State Forester
Email: info@salemcityclub.com
Website: www.salemcityclub.com


Attached Media Files: Doug Decker
PeaceHealth selects proven health care CFO with passion for community benefit (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 05/11/16 10:26 AM
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- PeaceHealth announced today that Ms. Kimberly Hodgkinson will join the health system as executive vice president and chief financial officer. An advocate of community health improvement programs and longtime proponent of community benefit programs, Hodgkinson has helped launch initiatives that have improved access to high quality care in the communities where she serves.

"We are truly excited about having Kim serve our health care ministry and our communities," said Liz Dunne, PeaceHealth president and chief executive officer. "She is a strong cultural fit for our organization, with a proven background as a Catholic health care financial executive leader."

Hodgkinson is joining PeaceHealth from St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla., an Ascension Health ministry, where she serves as chief financial officer. She brings extensive experience leading finance for both large and small health care ministries. Previously, Hodgkinson served as senior vice president and CFO for St. Mary's Health in Evansville, Ind., as vice president of finance for Agnesian Health Care in Fond du Lac, Wis., and in senior finance leadership roles at Trinity Health, Aurora Health Care, and Columbia St. Mary's Health System.

"In addition to her impressive financial background, Kim has led multiple strategic and operational initiatives at Ascension and throughout her health care career," Dunne said.

These initiatives include financial services improvements, electronic health record implementation, supply chain new products decision team, revenue cycle standardization, value-based managed care negotiations, partnership development, and most recently an innovative pilot for predictive pricing for patients.

"Kim's experience in the health improvement movement will be instrumental and beneficial to our long-term strategies of partnering with our communities to make them the healthiest in the Pacific Northwest," Dunne said.

Hodgkinson holds joint master's degrees from Western Michigan University: an MBA in finance and an MA in nuclear physics.

"I am delighted by the opportunity to join PeaceHealth," Hodgkinson said. "I admire the organization's deeply held commitment to Mission and to community benefit. I have to say that community benefit programs hold a special place in my heart, and it's exciting to see PeaceHealth's rigorous focus on engaging our communities, patients, providers and caregivers through our Mission work."

Hodgkinson and her husband, Tom Branch, will be relocating from Florida in the coming weeks. Her first day at PeaceHealth will be June 13.

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.

Photo: Kim Hodgkinson

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Katharine Roe's Death Does Not Appear to Involve Foul Play
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office - 05/11/16 9:49 AM
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On May 6th, 2016, the Oregon State Medical's Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy of the body of Katherine "Katy" Roe, recovered from the ocean just outside the jaws of the Depoe Bay Harbor on May 5th, 2016. While toxicology results are still pending, it was determined the probable cause of death was drowning as there were no signs of traumatic injury or trauma.

Investigators from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office confirmed Roe's cellphone and other personal belongings were not recovered with her body and are presumed lost in the ocean; there are no plans to search for these items.

The three week intensive investigation by the Lincoln County Major Crime Team has not resulted in any evidence to indicate Katy's death to be a result of foul play. The investigation involved investigators from the law enforcement agencies of Lincoln County (Newport, Toledo, Lincoln City, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office), US Coast Guard, Lincoln County Search and Rescue, Depoe Bay Fire District, Lincoln County District Attorney's Office, Lincoln County Parole and Probation, Oregon State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oregon Department of Justice, and McMinnville Police Department. While the Major Crime Team is no longer assigned to the investigation, The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division maintains an open case on Katy Roe's death.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office remains committed to Katy's family to actively pursue any viable investigative leads.

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Curtis Landers, Lieutenant
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
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Sheriff's Office seeking Reserve Applicants
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/16 9:41 AM
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Reserve Unit is currently accepting applications. The Sheriff's Reserve is a volunteer extension of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office whose primary mission is to assist the Sheriff's Office in routine duties such as patrol, special events, times of disaster and search and rescue.

All interested applicants must be 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, high school diploma or GED, pass a basic physical test and written test, pass an in depth background investigation, psychological exam, and polygraph exam before being accepted into the Reserve Unit.

Applications may be picked up only at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office. For additional details contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us or call the Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092.
Child Safety Seat Inspection/Clinic To Be Held At Newberg Fire Department, Increased Patrols To Take Place
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/16 9:33 AM
Sheriff Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office announced today that the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will join other law enforcement agencies to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. Increased patrols will be looking for drivers and passengers not using their safety belts, child safety seats or using them improperly during May 16th through May 29th. Funding for increased patrols is provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Sheriff Svenson reports "according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
parents and caregivers can use a seat belt on every trip, not matter how short as this sets a good example. Make sure children are properly buckled up in a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height and weight. Have all children age 12 and under sit properly buckled in the back seat." Sheriff Svenson said with summer just around the corner and a long holiday weekend coming up he is committed to keeping roadways safe in Yamhill County and encouraging the public to use safety belts and child safety seats is the first step.

"Proper use" is required by Oregon law which means using the entire belt system, lap belt low across the hips and shoulder belt over the collarbone and crossing the center of the chest. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. The belt may not be worn under the arm for comfort as this can result in serious injury or death in a traffic crash. A child who weighs over forty pounds but is under age eight or is shorter than 4'9" tall must be properly secured with a child safety system that elevates them so that a safety belt or safety harness properly fits the person. The child safety system must meet the minimum standards and specifications established by the Department of Transportation under ORS 815.055.

ODOT wants to remind drivers of the latest national "best practice" recommendations for child passenger safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced new recommendations in 2011, which advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two or until they reach the maximum upper height and weight limits for their seat. The policy also advises that most children should ride in a booster seat until they are 4'9" tall and are between eight and twelve years old.

The Child Safety Seat Resource Center periodically conducts a free Safety Clinic at the Newberg Fire Department. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls and size and age appropriateness. The next clinic is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Springbrook Fire Station #21.

If you are not able to attend a clinic they are also available by appointment. For more information please call the Newberg Fire Department at (503) 537-1231 or visit www.newbergoregon.gov/fire/child-safety-seat-inspections or The Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org.

The McMinnville Fire Department conducts free child safety seat fittings by appointment at the fire department. The address is 175 NE 1st Street, McMinnville, Oregon 97128. To schedule an appointment contact Jeff Cranford at (503) 435-5803 or cranfoj@ci.mcminnville.or.us.

Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation.
Albertina Kerr Announces Community Promise Dedication Ceremony (Photo)
Albertina Kerr - 05/11/16 9:09 AM
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ALBERTINA KERR ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PROMISE DEDICATION CEREMONY

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 11, 2016) -- Albertina Kerr will be holding its Community Promise Dedication Ceremony on May 20, 2016 at their Campus for Children's Mental Health in Gresham. Donors will be recognized for contributing more than $6 million to the local nonprofit's Community Promise Campaign.

Launched in 2014, the Campaign goal is to raise $11 million with a goal to raise at least $5 million for capital construction to expand and renovate Albertina Kerr's Campus, a ten-acre center that offers community-based mental health services to children and their families throughout the state of Oregon. The completed campus brings together leading practitioners, critical program services and facilities designed to best care for this vulnerable population. Last year, 863 children and families received services at Albertina Kerr's campus. The expansion of this campus will raise the number of children and families served to more than 1,000 each year.

"The need for mental health services still exceeds the resources available in our community. Albertina Kerr has expanded our program for some of the most acute children in Oregon by more than 50 percent", said Mary Lago, Community Promise Co-Chair. "The Campus for Children's Mental Health allows for strong collaboration among practitioners on-site and ease of transition as health improves and children are able to engage in less intensive care. Our intense residential program is widely recognized for its effectiveness with over 80 percent of children transitioning to other services such as community-based in-home work with therapists or Campus-based therapeutic programs."

The Community Promise Campaign, comprised of three phases, will be launched at the May 20 event. As its name implies, the Legacy Phase aims to raise planned gifts to create long-term assurance that Albertina Kerr will be there into the next century helping vulnerable Oregonians. The Legacy Phase goal is to increase Guardian Angels Society Memberships to at least 150 planned gift supporters. Meeting the Legacy Phase goal will extend the total Campaign investment to a total of approximately $11 million by 2018.

Albertina Kerr's long history of improved outcomes has earned them strong support among the larger foundations in Oregon. Those foundations along with many individual donors will be recognized at the Community Promise dedication ceremony. The event will be held at 722 NE 162nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of the newly renovated Campus are available prior to the event. For more information or to schedule a 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. Albertina Kerr's capital campaign, Kerr Community Promise, helps raise awareness and funds to support children's mental health.

For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503.239.8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

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Attached Media Files: Albertina Kerr Community Promise Press Release , Community Promise Logo , Albertina Kerr Logo
Oregon Food Bank sets $10 daily admission for 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival (Photo)
Oregon Food Bank - 05/11/16 9:00 AM
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At just $10 per day, the 29th annual Waterfront Blues Festival is the best entertainment value around; 120 musical performances on 4 stages over 4 days on the waterfront in the heart of Portland... all for a good cause.

For almost 30 years, Oregon Food Bank has brought great blues music to Portland to help alleviate hunger. What started as a much smaller effort has grown into a world-class four-day music experience. Oregon Food Bank is more than the beneficiary of the Waterfront Blues Festival; it owns and operates the event. A lot has changed since the Blues Fest began in 1988, most notably the sheer cost of operating the festival including musical talent and security. "The $10 required daily admission will help to ensure that Oregon Food Bank is able to fulfill its mission -- to eliminate hunger and its root causes...because no one should be hungry -- while sustaining a safe, fantastic musical tradition," says Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan.

The 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival takes place July 1-4 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Children six and under are free, and a limited number of passes will be made available each day for Oregon Trail Card holders. Single day passes go on sale June 1 at TicketTomato.com.

About Waterfront Blues Fest:
Since 1988, Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Fest to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. As Oregon Food Bank's largest annual fundraising event, this Portland flagship festival has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike; it is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second-largest blues festival in the nation. Since its inception, the festival has raised close to $10 million to fight hunger in the region.

Major sponsors: Safeway Albertsons, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Buick GMC of Beaverton, FedEx, iQ Credit Union, KINK.fm, KOIN 6, and The Oregonian.

Supporting sponsors: Schwindt & Co., Clackamas County and Health Net.

More information: waterfrontbluesfest.com | oregonfoodbank.org


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Serious Injury Collision
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/16 3:09 AM
On 05.11.16 at 0129 hours Clark County Deputies were dispatched to a possible injury accident in the 15200 block of NE 119th St. Deputies arrived and located the single involved vehicle in the 15400 block.

The vehicle appears to have been traveling eastbound, crossed the westbound lane of travel before entering a ditch on the north side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a culvert and came to a stop.

The single occupant of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle. The driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

Clark County Sheriff's traffic unit responded and will continue the investigation into the cause of this collision.
Tue. 05/10/16
Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners appoints Julianna Marler as interim CEO (Photo)
Port of Vancouver - 05/10/16 4:27 PM
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners has appointed Julianna Marler as the port's interim CEO, effective May 20.

Marler's appointment was unanimously approved at the regularly scheduled May 10 Board of Commissioners meeting. She steps up to the helm as current CEO Todd Coleman departs the port on May 19.

"Julianna has exactly the skills we need right now," said port commission President Jerry Oliver. "She is a well-respected leader with the right perspective for the projects and issues at hand, and she has the support of the port's leadership team. I have every confidence in her ability to keep us moving forward."

Marler has been with the Port of Vancouver since September 2008, and in October 2014 she was appointed Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. As CFAO, her duties include developing and establishing business policies; overall operational and budget responsibility for administration, contracts, information technology, finance and accounting; and ensuring that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing port operations.'

Prior to joining the port, Marler worked for the City of Vancouver for nine years.

The port's Board of Commissioners also directed staff during the meeting to initiate the process of recruiting a new CEO. The process is likely to take three to six months, and could include engaging with a recruiting firm to assist in the process.

The Board of Commissioners will interview and appoint the next CEO, who serves at the pleasure of the board.

-- POV --

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


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Trucks, pipes, water and more! Celebrate Public Works Week Saturday, May 14
City of Vancouver - 05/10/16 4:21 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Around the clock, seven days a week, the City of Vancouver's Public Works Department provides the services our community needs. And that fits nicely into this year's theme for National Public Works Week (May 15-21) ??' Always there! Vancouver residents are invited to kick off the week with a special Public Works Second Saturday in Esther Short Park, noon to 3 p.m., May 14.

This Second Saturday event takes place in the southeast quarter of Esther Short Park, where kids and families can enjoy many fun activities and see various equipment used daily by Public Works staff. Watch how the big vactor truck can vacuum debris out of drains to protect our waterways. See how Public Works crews use a remote camera to travel inside pipes scouting for signs of trouble. Learn how the RecycleRight and MyVancouver apps can help connect residents with services.

Other highlights include:
- Water Wagon with free water to drink and fun activity for kids
- Water Resources Education Center kid-friendly hands-on activities
- Sensitive Lands Team and Grounds Maintenance equipment
- Garbage and recycling tips and Waste Connections' Recycling truck

Vancouver Public Works keeps your drinking water clean, provides safe and reliable sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment facilities, designs new roadways, resurfaces existing streets, patches potholes, operates signals, sweeps streets, plants trees, oversees garbage and recycling services, protects waterways and helps people of all ages learn about using natural resources wisely. Throughout the country and locally, public works programs play a key role in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure projects that will allow future generations to enjoy a higher quality of life.

For additional information about the Water Center and this Second Saturday event, please call 360-487-7111 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/SecondSaturday on the web.

For more about Vancouver Public Works, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/PublicWorks. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VancouverPublicWorks and on Twitter at twitter.com/VanPubWorksUS.

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PeaceHealth Board Appoints Proven Senior Health Care Leaders (Photo)
PeaceHealth - 05/10/16 4:03 PM
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VANCOUVER, Wash. -- May 9, 2016 -- PeaceHealth, a not-for-profit, faith-based health system based in Vancouver, Wash, announced today the appointment of three new members to the system board of directors. Effective immediately Todd Alan Strumwasser, M.D.; Karl Carrier; and Kevin Murphy, Ph.D.; will be joining the PeaceHealth board of directors. Each of the new members brings talent and skill that will help the board and President & Chief Executive Officer Liz Dunne shepherd in a new era of health care transformation within the communities of the 125-year-old health system serves.

"We are so blessed to have Dr. Strumwasser, Mr. Carrier and Dr. Murphy join our ministry," said board chair Sister Andrea Nenzel, CSJP. "The addition of each of these talented and skilled mission sponsors will add to the collective gifts of all of our board as we continue our mission of promoting personal and community health."

Each of the newest members of the PeaceHealth system board has a proven track record in health care operations, strategy and financial stewardship. Additionally, Strumwasser, Carrier and Murphy share a deeply held commitment to the PeaceHealth mission, vision and values.

Todd Strumwasser, M.D., currently serves as senior vice president, operations for San Francisco Bay Service Area of Dignity Health. He was formally the chief executive of Swedish First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses, which accounted for 80 percent of the admissions and revenue for the Swedish Health Services system. He is a graduate of University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine. Strumwasser is a health care leader with personal and professional passion for advancing health and health improvement in each of the communities served by PeaceHealth.

Karl Carrier was interim senior vice president and chief executive of Providence Health & Services California, based in Torrance. He had a successful career in non-profit health care having held various senior executive leadership roles with Providence Health & Services as well as chief financial officer for Riverside Community Hospital and Summit Health. Carrier holds a master's degree in Business Administration, Finance from University of Oregon. His highly successful career as a nonprofit finance leader has helped position his current and past organizations for future strategic growth and service to their communities.

Kevin Murphy, Ph.D., is a leader throughout the health care ethics community. He currently serves as vice president of Theology and Ethics for St. Joseph Health in Irvine, Calif. He has a rich professional career in health care and academic communities serving as a senior ethics and mission integration leader. Previously he has served at the University of British Columbia, Providence Health Care, as well as the University of Alberta, Canada. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Supportive Care Coalition, previously on the Foundation Board of the Bioethics Institute at Loyola Marymount University, and the Ministry Leadership Center. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in Theology, Health Care Ethics from St. Paul University.

"We are truly fortunate that each of these remarkable gentlemen has agreed to join our ministry as a board member," said Liz Dunne, president & CEO of PeaceHealth. "We are steadfast in our commitment to health and health improvement of everyone we serve. Dr. Strumwasser, Mr. Carrier and Dr. Murphy will undoubtedly compliment the talents and professional experience all of our board members bring to our organization. I am truly grateful and inspired by each of them."

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.

Photos: Todd Strumwasser, Kevin Murphy, Karl Carrier
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National Park to Host Over 1,500 Students for Annual Children's Cultural Parade
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/10/16 3:54 PM
In support of local students and in celebration of the region's historical diversity, the National Park Service and the Evergreen and Vancouver School Districts are proud to again host the annual Children's Cultural Parade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Friday, May 27, 2016.

The Children's Cultural Parade begins at 10:15 am at the national park's Pearson Air Museum (1115 E Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661) and continues north on East Reserve Street, turning west on Evergreen Boulevard, and finally turning south to follow the Park Road across East Fifth Street straight into the national park's reconstructed fur trade-era fort (1001 E Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA 98661).

The parade will include school marching bands and over 1,500 third and fourth grade students celebrating the community's diversity. "These school children have worked hard for months of classroom instruction and studied cultures from around the globe while rediscovering their family's and their community's cultural heritage," said Tracy Fortmann, Superintendent of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

City of Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, Superintendent Tracy Fortmann, and school district leaders will lead the parade throughout Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, one of 411
units of the National Park System.

Once the students enter the reconstructed stockade, National Park Service volunteers will greet visitors wearing 1840s traditional clothing, highlighting Vancouver's diverse past.
The Vancouver Community Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jim Rourk, will provide instrumental music inside the reconstructed stockade. In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, students will accompany the band with a performance of a commemorative song: "Children's Earth Anthem," written by Charles Eversole. Come and enjoy this performance, as students celebrate the first hundred years of National Park Service stewardship, and help encourage future generations to explore, enjoy, and protect their national parks.

The entire procession will rest on the lawn in front of the reconstructed Chief Factor's House to hear music and brief remarks from the mayor, superintendent, dignitaries, and featured students. The public is strongly encouraged to join the students, mayor and dignitaries at 11 am inside the reconstructed fort. The fort's entrance fee will be waived for the event, which is scheduled to conclude at 11:45 am.

"Over 170 years ago, Fort Vancouver stood as the center of cultural diversity in the Pacific Northwest," said Fortmann, "so it is very appropriate that we continue to celebrate our diversity here, in this nationally significant place - our national park. This event best exemplifies how this national park belongs to everyone, and it's a special opportunity for each student to celebrate diversity with family, classmates, and our supportive community at one of our national treasures."

"We encourage families, friends, and supporters to bring chairs and cheer on the kids of our community," said Park Ranger Bobby Gutierrez. "An ideal viewing area is anywhere along the Park Road or the pathway leading from East Fifth Street into the reconstructed stockade."

Parking is available on the national park campus and in surrounding areas. Before 9:30 am, parking is available at the reconstructed fort and Visitor Center parking lots. Additional street parking is available.

Students, spectators, and all members of the public are also invited to visit the park's Visitor Center and Pearson Air Museum, both of which are free of charge.
Public Health Advisory Board Funding and Incentives Subcommittee meets May 17 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/10/16 3:53 PM
May 10, 2016

What: A public meeting of the Funding and Incentives Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board.

Agenda: Review the subcommittee's work plan; provide guidance to OHA on development of a funding formula.

When: Tuesday, May 17, 2-3 p.m. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled at 2:50 p.m. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 918, 800 NE Oregon St. The public also can listen via a conference call line at 1-877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. The Funding and Incentives Subcommittee develops recommendations for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Cara Biddlecom, 971-673-2284 or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us, or visit the board's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Gladstone Police DUII Patrol Results
Gladstone Police - 05/10/16 3:24 PM
On May 5, 2016 the Gladstone Police conducted a special patrol focusing on getting drunk and distracted drivers off the road. During this patrol, 13 citations and 7 warnings were issued. The next special patrols will be conducted during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. As you plan your Memorial Day event to honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country, please remember to keep safety in mind for today and ensure no lives are lost due to the very preventable activity of drinking and driving.
Governor's Commission on Senior Services - Executive Committee will meet Thursday, May 26 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/10/16 2:40 PM
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services - Executive Committee is planning to meet Thursday, May 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 165, Salem.

This meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes: announcements; upcoming events; public comment; commission appointments; and the creation of an agenda for the Thursday, June 9 full commission meeting.
People also can call into the meeting: 1-888-363-4735; participant code: 3439085.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at 503-947-5019 or Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.

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Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/10/16 2:31 PM
Budget Sub-Committee Meeting May 12, 2016
Vancouver Police seek assistance from public in homicide investigation
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/10/16 2:30 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 9, 2016, Vancouver Police responded to the 4500 block of Nicholson Rd. for the report of a deceased male inside a residence. Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating this as a homicide in which the victim was shot. Detectives emphasize that there is no immediate threat to the public.

Detectives are asking members of the public who may have been traveling along Nicholson Rd. and/or Falk Rd. (between Fourth Plain Blvd. and SR-500) on May 9, 2016 between the hours of 12:00 a.m. - 1 a.m., or who may have home surveillance video showing those sections of Nicholson Rd. or Falk Rd., to contact Detective Lawrence Zapata at (360) 487-7420 or Detective Tom Topaum at (360) 487-7425.

The investigation is active and ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

The identity of the victim is not being released, pending information from the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.



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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.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/10/16 2:26 PM
Charter Renewal Committee Meeting May 12, 2016
Public Health Advisory Board's Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets May 12 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 05/10/16 2:10 PM
May 9, 2016

What: A public meeting of the Accountability Metrics Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board.

Agenda: Review the scope of the subcommittee; conduct organizational business; develop timeline for completion of deliverables in accordance with House Bill 3100.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 8-9 a.m. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled at 8:50 a.m. Comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: By conference call. The public can join by calling 1-877-848-7030, access code 2030826#.

The Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee develops recommendations for consideration by the Public Health Advisory Board.

For more information, contact Cara Biddlecom, 971-673-2284; cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us, or visit the board's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Ridgefield Schools Continue to Excel (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/10/16 2:06 PM
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May 10, 2016 -- Ridgefield, WA -- For the second year in a row, South Ridge Elementary School earned an Overall Excellence award from the State Board of Education and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Overall Excellence honor is reserved for the top 5 percent of schools in the state. The Ridgefield school is the only elementary school southwest Washington to earn the distinction for the past two years.

"South Ridge Elementary has a strong sense of family, a desire to collaborate, and a willingness to do whatever it takes for kids. The South Ridge staff works extremely hard to monitor student progress along the way and fill any gaps they discover. I believe South Ridge is the perfect example of the saying, 'It takes a village to raise a child.' The teachers at South Ridge embrace this idea as evidenced by everyone jumping in to help students succeed," said Todd Graves, the school's principal.

Janice Sauve, the school's former principal and the district's director of professional development, shared Graves' enthusiasm. "The South Ridge staff continues to learn and grow with their students. Their excitement for the next challenge is an important element in creating the academic atmosphere for student success."

The awards use the State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The Achievement Index measures school performance, emphasizing improvement and recognition. Schools cannot be listed as Priority or Focus and must have at least 95 percent participation on state tests to qualify for recognition.

"The Achievement Awards recognize schools and educators making a difference in student outcomes. Award recipients are schools that have made measurable progress helping students prepare for college, career, and life," said Isabel Muñoz-Colón, State Board of Education Chair. "The Achievement Awards are one way we can learn more about the successful strategies Washington schools are using to help our kids."

While South Ridge is carrying on a proud tradition of excellence, they also continue to show continuous improvement as well. The school also earned an English Language Arts Growth award, based on their high three-year average Median Student Growth Percentiles.

Ridgefield High School, which received an Overall Excellence award last year, once again performed remarkably well. With the transition to the Smarter Balanced Assessment, high school students last spring were not required to take the test for graduation purposes. Therefore, only nine high schools in the state met the 95 percent participation rate required to be eligible for Washington Achievement Awards.

Nevertheless, Ridgefield High School's Composite Index Rating of 8.48 was the fifth highest overall rating among the state's high schools, and second highest for comprehensive high schools in the state.

"The staff at Ridgefield High School have created a strong culture of collaboration centered on student learning. Our teaching teams have invested a tremendous amount of time in aligning their curriculum to standards and teaching to best practices," said Tony VanderMaas, the school's principal.

Additionally, Vandermaas identified the counseling department's efforts as critical to the school's success. "The counseling team has been instrumental in building a system of support for our students, focusing on career and college readiness, and assuring an extremely high percentage of on-time graduates."

The Achievement Index is the only statewide school accountability system recognized by both the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education. The Achievement Index measures student proficiency in math, English language arts, science, student growth, and college and career readiness. Educators, families and community members can use the Index to identify areas of strength and improvement in Washington's schools.

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Attached Media Files: RHS staff members , South Ridge teacher Nathan Ingroum works with a student , Tony VanderMaas, RHS Principal , Janice Sauve, RSD Director of Professional Development , Todd Graves, South Ridge Principal
Salem Health West Valley Foundation awards two dozen scholarships
Salem Health - 05/10/16 12:31 PM
The Salem Health West Valley Foundation announces that 24 students in medically related fields will receive a scholarship for the 2016 to 2017 academic year. The Foundation awarded a total of $19,500 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in a variety of programs.

Scholarship recipients:

DALLAS: Mitchell Bollman; Hayden Broadus; Jennifer Broadus; Leslie Classen; Amanda Dankenbring; Jessica Fenton; Brenda Hess; Cheyenne Locke; Shaymarie Parker; Abigail Teal; Savannah Williams; Elizabeth York
FALLS CITY: Mandy Graham
MONMOUTH: MaKenzie Davis; Sarah Solvedt
SALEM: Brooke Arceneaux; Rebecca Elmer; Kyle Lenz; Pierce Moon; Gerri Pratt; Stephanie Rodriguez; McKayla Ruettgers; Heidi Sunderman; Jillian Sunderman

This is the ninth year that the Salem Health Valley Hospital Foundation has awarded scholarships. Proceeds from the Foundation's 2015 Moonlight & Vines Gala funded this year's scholarships. The 2016 Moonlight & Vines Gala will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at the Nesmith Readiness Center, 12830 Westview Dr. in Dallas. For ticket information, call the Salem Health West Valley Foundation office at 503-831-3456.

The Foundation is a charitable organization that supports programs and services at Salem Health West Valley. Its 15 member Board of Directors helps to raise funds and manage the resources of the Foundation.
Port of Vancouver USA selects hotel, mixed-use developers for Terminal 1
Port of Vancouver - 05/10/16 12:29 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Port of Vancouver USA has selected Vesta Hospitality of Vancouver, Washington, as the preferred hotel developer for the port's Terminal 1 property. Holland Partner Group, also of Vancouver, Washington, was selected as the preferred master developer of a mixed-use complex for Terminal 1 which could include office, retail and residential.

"We are pleased to work with such high-quality, local companies that truly understand the importance of the Terminal 1 property," said port CEO Todd Coleman. "We received top-notch interest in both the hotel and master developer Requests for Qualifications, and we're fortunate that the two best proposals came from local talent with superb national reputations. We look forward to collaborating and moving forward with a shared vision."

Vesta Hospitality's proposal, led by Rick Takach, included a number of highly attractive features to the port, including the desire for long-term ownership, strong financing, high-quality and sustainable building standards, and a desire to build a community asset. Vesta proposes to build an AC Hotel by Marriott, a European-inspired lifestyle brand, which will complement the rest of the Terminal 1 development and be a stunning addition to the city and the waterfront.

The Holland Group, led by Clyde Holland, is a fully integrated real estate investment company developing large scale mixed-use projects in Seattle, Hillsboro, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Diego and Denver. Their proposal offered a number of options to build on the Terminal 1 property, emphasizing sustainable, high-quality facilities and a community vision.

Next steps
The hotel and mixed-use developers will work in collaboration with the port and its consultant, NBBJ, to complete the Concept Development Plan (CDP) and Development Agreement with the City of Vancouver. NBBJ was selected to create a CDP for submittal of a comprehensive permit package to the City of Vancouver at the board's April 26 meeting.

In addition to collaborating on the CDP, the port and its preferred developers will negotiate a development agreement that will be considered by the port commission at a future meeting.

About Terminal 1
The Port of Vancouver USA is redeveloping a 10-acre site it owns on the Columbia River. Known as Terminal 1, the site is the port's birthplace and home to its first warehouse, built in the 1920s through a partnership with the City of Vancouver. During redevelopment of the site, the former hotel/warehouse is home to new brewpub Warehouse 23 and a biotechnology and life sciences building. When fully developed, Terminal 1 could feature a public marketplace, new hotel, retail and commercial office space, and visitor amenities.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.
Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee to meet Friday, May 20 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/10/16 11:31 AM
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee is planning to meet Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 473, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem.

The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular committee business, executive committee elections, discussion of interpreter services, planning for leadership training, subcommittee updates, community development brainstorming, and follow-up on goals discussed at last month's retreat.

Interested people can also call in to the meeting: 1-888-808-6929; participant code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Rebecca Arce, policy analyst, at: 503-947-5019; Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the event.

For questions about this meeting, please contact: Theresa.A.Powell@state.or.us, policy analyst.
BOEC's MEDIA map down during Server replacement
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/10/16 11:23 AM
BOEC's media feed map will be down on Wednesday May 11, from 0300 a.m. until @ 0800 a.m. Please note - this will affect your ability to access information via the media map during this system maintenance. Please do not call BOEC for additional media information during this time.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Laura
Middle School Students Engage in Real-World Ecological Science (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 05/10/16 10:54 AM
Students will test water quality in the Columbia Slope watershed this spring.
Students will test water quality in the Columbia Slope watershed this spring.
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VANCOUVER, WA (May 10, 2016) -- Hundreds of eighth-grade students from Wy'east Middle School will participate in a 10-week long study of the Columbia Slope Watershed at Columbia Springs, with the goal of understanding and assessing human impacts on water quality.
Students will work in teams to monitor 20 total sampling sites over the course of the 10-week project. They will combine their field observations with data from water quality tests done at school on water samples collected at Columbia Springs. After the study is complete students will present what they've learned and compare their research.
Students will come to Columbia Springs (12208 SE Evergreen Highway in Vancouver) each Monday from 1:15 -2:15 p.m. to collect water samples and make site observations.

Columbia Springs is a nonprofit organization that offers our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.


Attached Media Files: Students will test water quality in the Columbia Slope watershed this spring.
Bond projects benefit schools and community
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 05/10/16 10:26 AM
Over the next three years, Reynolds School District will design and construct major improvements to local schools, including replacing three elementary schools, renovating Reynolds High School, and safety and security upgrades to all other schools.

To maximize community benefit from these major projects, the district has launched the Local & Diverse Partnership Program. The program ensures that project contractors provide support to and partner with local and historically underutilized firms, workers and organizations, as well as providing learning opportunities to students, teachers and other members of our community.

"The Reynolds School District is leading the way in delivering excellence, equity and success for our bond projects and community," says Superintendent Linda Florence, "The Local & Diverse Program ensures that we not only transform our schools, but also set our community up for success on these projects and beyond."

The program will work with contractors to provide community connections through workshops, technical assistance, internships/apprenticeships, networking, and other learning opportunities. The district's goal is to touch many groups in our community, including:
- Local firms, non-profits and community stakeholders
- District students, teachers and staff
- Trades and craft workers
- Seasoned A/E/C professionals and firm owners

The project team is currently recruiting local and diverse firms, organizations and individuals interested in program participation, including a future Mentor-Protégé program that will launch during the bond projects.

Sign up to receive updates on the bond program at: https://www.reynolds.k12.or.us/bondprojects/mailing-list-sign
Oregon Home Care Commission expands caregiver Registry, Homecare Choice Program offers new in-home care service
Oregon Department of Human Services - 05/10/16 10:01 AM
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) today unveiled a new service that connects people needing in-home care with caregivers. The Homecare Choice Program provides consumers with access to the OHCC's online Registry of homecare and personal support workers who have been background checked and trained.

This state-run registry is the first of its kind in the nation because it serves all populations, not just people who have state-funded plans. Previously, the OHCC's Registry primarily served Oregonians receiving in-home care through Medicaid and Oregon Project Independence. As the 65+ population continues to grow, more seniors and people with disabilities will require in-home care. The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis estimates the number of residents age 65 and over will reach nearly 796,000 by 2020.

The Homecare Choice Program is available to people of all ages and ability levels who need support to stay at home. The Registry can be accessed 24 hours, 7 days per week and the hiring process includes doing self-assessment, choosing the services needed, and selecting and interviewing a pre-qualified caregiver. From there, consumers sign a written service plan, set their schedules and supervise the caregivers in their homes.

Services available through the program include assistance with personal care, household tasks, companionship, meal preparation, pet care, running errands and medication.

"We are thrilled about expanding our existing homecare Registry for everyone to use," says Cheryl Miller, Executive Director of the OHCC. "The Homecare Choice Program simplifies the process of finding and hiring a safe, qualified caregiver. It also helps people handle the legal requirements, such as payroll and taxes, which lifts a burden of responsibility off of them."

The Homecare Choice Program was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2014 (SB 1542) to meet the growing demand of those needing in-home care by allowing private pay consumers to purchase homecare services from the OHCC through its Registry. The Homecare Choice Program is managed by the OHCC, which is a semi-independent state agency responsible for ensuring the high quality of homecare services for seniors and people with disabilities that are funded by the Department of Human Services. The OHCC has managed a successful, functioning Registry of homecare and personal support workers in all 36 counties across Oregon since 2008 that serves people receiving in-home care through Medicaid-funded plans and Oregon Project Independence.

For more information about the program, visit www.HomecareChoiceOregon.com, email homecare.choice@state.or.us or call 1-844-494-4227.

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Interview availability: 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10
Cheryl Miller, Executive Director of the Oregon Home Care Commission
Jenny Cokeley, Homecare Choice Program Manager
Mike McCormick, Deputy Director of Aging and People with Disabilities
National Salvation Army Week Recognizes Volunteers and Supporters
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/10/16 10:00 AM
(Portland, OR) May 10, 2015 - Each year, this week serves as an opportunity to recognize volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 135 years. This week is the 63rd Annual National Salvation Army Week.

National Salvation Army Week is typically observed in the second week of May and was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 -- 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. In his speech, President Eisenhower noted,

"Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood. In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern. In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all."

The Salvation Army will be hosting its largest fundraiser for the year tonight at the Portland Art Museum. It celebrates The Salvation Army's services to kids in the community and the generous community members and businesses who believe in this life-changing work. For more information, visit 2016allaboutkids.org.

In Oregon and Southern Idaho, nearly 115,000 volunteers served 465,000 hours last year. In those same communities, 348,730 total people received support services thanks to these volunteer efforts and the generosity of donors.

We're thankful for this opportunity to recognize the 3.5 million volunteers nationwide who give their time and talents to The Salvation Army each year and help us "Do The Most Good" for those in need every year!

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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), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Portland Police Memorial Service Today at Noon in Waterfront Park (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/10/16 4:00 AM
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The 2016 Portland Police Bureau Memorial Service will be held today at 12:00 p.m. at the Portland Police Memorial, located in Waterfront Park, just South of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Following the memorial service, there will be a reception at the Portland Police Museum, located on the 1st floor of the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The Portland Police Memorial was built through the efforts of the Portland Police Historical Society and was dedicated during National Police Week in May 1993 by President George H.W. Bush.

Since 1870, 29 Portland Police officers have been killed in the line-of-duty in service to the City of Portland.

To learn more about these officers and the Police Memorial, please visit http://www.portlandpolicemuseum.com/

On a national level, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has released the roll call of names of 252 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, 123 of whom died in 2015 and 129 officers who were killed in prior years. These names will be engraved on the memorial wall and formally dedicated at the 28th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm. Additional information on this event can be found at http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/fallen-officers-memorial-wall/added-in-2016/Roll-Call-pubyear-2016-website-3-21-16.pdf

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Red Cross Responds to Goldendale Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/09/16 11:23 PM
Red Cross Disaster Volunteers assisted 3 adults affected by a single family fire that took place over the weekend. The fire occurred on East Grady Dr. in Goldendale, WA.

The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate basic needs, information about disaster mental health and recovery services.

The 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 Washington. Residents may call 503 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/cascades to schedule an appointment
Red Cross Assists Family Displaced by SE Portland Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/09/16 11:09 PM
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 2 adults and 1 child after a fire that took place in the 3300 block of SE 153rd on Friday. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary housing, assistance to address immediate basic needs and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two home fires every day in our region? 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 communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Vehicle Hits Child In Crosswalk
Tigard Police - 05/09/16 9:14 PM
Monday, May 9, 2016

Tigard Police is investigating a crash involving a child struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk. The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Hall Blvd. in Tigard. Witness information provided to police indicate the 14 year-old girl was attempting to cross Hall Blvd. at a pedestrian crossing which leads to the Fanno Creek Trail, just south of Tigard City Hall. The crossing has a flashing yellow light when activated by a pedestrian. Witnesses stated the yellow warning lights were flashing at the time of the crash. The victim was with two other juveniles who had safely crossed both lanes. The victim was struck by a northbound vehicle which failed to stop. Traffic southbound was stopped for the trio of children.

The victim was transported to OHSU with serious injuries. The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene. There were no signs of impairment. The driver was issued a citation for Failing To Yield To a Pedestrian In a Crosswalk.
Crash Involving Commercial Vehicle Hauling Chocolate Snarls I-5 Traffic - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/09/16 8:58 PM
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On May 9, 2016 at about 4:23PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a semi-truck and trailer roll over on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 191.5 (just south of Eugene).

Initial investigation revealed a 2015 Volvo tractor towing a box trailer (loaded with chocolate ) was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when it drifted off the right shoulder striking the guardrail. The truck damaged over 300 feet of guardrail before rolling over and blocking the fast lane of Interstate 5.

The driver, Robert K CASADOS, age 24, of Anderson, California was not injured in the crash. Both northbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed for about 30 minutes. The slow lane was then opened for traffic to pass. The highway was completely cleared of the wreckage about four hours after the crash.

CASADOS was cited for Failure to Drive Within Lane (violation). OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Northwest Hazmat, and Eugene Springfield Fire.


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Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 05/09/16 4:40 PM
Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors May 16, 2016
4 year old falls from 2nd story window, flown by Lifeflight.
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 05/09/16 4:18 PM
Cowlitz County, WA- A four-year-old male was flown by Lifeflight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for trauma related injuries after falling from a 2nd story window in the 100 block of Solomon Rd Monday afternoon just before 1:30. Two adults were home during the incident and believe the child climbed out of the window; the window blinds were up and the window screen was not in place. The child was unconscious at the time of transport, according to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue fire officials. No other injuries were reported.

Window falls account for approximately 8 deaths and 3,300 injuries among children ages 5 and under annually, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Keep windows closed and screens on, keep furniture away from windows preventing children from climbing, and use window guards if windows are open during hot days. More on window safety can be found at: http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/skw_home_fact_sheet_feb_2015.pdf
Media Advisory: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Installs New Snake River Turbine
Bonneville Power Administration - 05/09/16 4:06 PM
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Installs New Snake River Turbine
Safer for Fish -- More Efficient Power Generation


Burbank, Wash. -- A new high-tech turbine, that is safer for salmon and steelhead, will be installed at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam on Washington's lower Snake River.

Over the next year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will install the new turbine, with plans to replace a second turbine in 2018.

Paid for by the Bonneville Power Administration and built in collaboration with the Corps, BPA, NOAA-Fisheries and Voith Hydro Inc. of York, Pa., the turbine is designed for safer fish passage and more-efficient power operations.

To showcase the new turbine and its improvements, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will open Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in Burbank, Wash. to the media on Friday, May 13. The USACE-Walla Walla District Commander and VP of Power Services at the Bonneville Power Administration will provide detailed information about the turbine at the event.

WHAT: Media availability with photo opportunity of new state-of-the-art turbine

WHO: Lt. Col. Timothy Vail, Commander, USACE-Walla Walla District
Mark Gendron, BPA Senior VP Power Services
Bob Gallo, President and CEO, Voith Hydro Inc.
Design team members from federal agencies and Voith Hydro Inc.

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Ice Harbor Lock and Dam, 2339 Monument Drive, Burbank, WA 99323

RSVP: Please, RSVP not later than noon on Thursday, May 12, 2016
USACE-Walla Walla District, Public Affairs
509-527-7018 or cenww-pa@usace.army.mil

Notes: Please, arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. for a safety/photo-security briefing. The event will be conducted inside secure areas of Ice Harbor's facilities -- Attendees must be U.S. citizens and have U.S.-issued photo identification available upon arrival at the dam. Non-U.S. citizens and those without identification will not be allowed to enter the secure areas without exception. Participants are required to wear closed-toe, sturdy, but comfortable, walking shoes (no high heels, sandals, etc. are allowed for safety reasons).
Charter Communications Teams Up with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to Help a Vancouver Homeowner
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/09/16 3:58 PM
In partnership with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's "Brush with Kindness" program, Charter's national philanthropic initiative Charter our Community comes to Vancouver, WA on May 14-15

VANCOUVER, WA -- More than 30 Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) volunteers will be in Vancouver, WA this Saturday and Sunday to support the company's national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.

Through Charter our Community, the company's Vancouver offices are partnering with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity to support its "Brush with Kindness" program that provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners. For this event, Charter employee volunteers will team with skilled contractors for Habitat for Humanity to build a full wheelchair ramp to access the backyard, brush clean-up, gutter repair, pressure washing and some painting. This work will be performed on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm -- with a team of 15 Charter volunteers working alongside Habitat construction staff each day.

Charter's philanthropic program has been implemented nationally, across the company's 28-state service area. The program is anchored by an online hub that features inspirational stories of impact, homeowner resources, education and activities that will help people maintain safe and healthy homes. Since launching in late 2014, the program has helped improve more than 1,100 homes nationally.

Charter's support of this Brush with Kindness event is an extension of a partnership forged several years ago. According to Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's development director Amy Lodholz, Charter's partnership is unique and extends beyond financial support. "Employees from the local Charter team have volunteered on numerous occasions and the office has donated products and helped staff our resale store," Lodholz says. "Charter's commitment has been ongoing and we're thrilled to connect their Charter our Community initiative with our Brush with Kindness program to help an area homeowner enjoy safe and healthy housing."

"The Charter our Community program was created to improve the livelihoods of the residents and offer opportunities for our employees to help strengthen the communities in which we live and work," said Kim Haas, regional communications director for Charter. "While our Vancouver-based employees have established a long-standing partnership with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, this is our first Charter our Community initiative in Vancouver."

To learn more about Charter our Community, please visit: CharterOurCommunity.com.

Contact Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759 x208 to learn more about how your company and employees can get involved in programs like A Brush With Kindness.

About Charter Communications
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet(TM) access, and Spectrum Voice(TM). Spectrum Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach(TM) brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

About Habitat for Humanity
Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income, Clark County residents. The nonprofit 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.
Verizon Customers Victims of Fraud (Photo)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 05/09/16 3:56 PM
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On Thursday, May 5, 2016 at approximately 4:30pm, Tualatin Police responded to a report of a possible fraud at the Verizon Wireless store, located at 7174 SW Hazel Fern Road, in Tualatin.

A store employee reported that a man was attempting to make a purchase of four iPhone 6 Plus phones under someone else's name and account information. The suspect initially gave police someone else's name and identification card when asked to identify himself. Police were able to eventually identify the suspect as Estifany Herrera-Cedano, 37 years of age, of New York.

Mr. Herrera-Cedano was arrested and charged with first degree theft and identity theft. During their investigation, Tualatin Police were also able to recover evidence from Mr. Herrera-Cedano that tied him to a similar incident at the Lake Oswego Verizon Wireless store earlier this same date for four additional iPhone 6 Plus phones. Mr. Herrera-Cedano was issued a citation for the crime of first degree theft and identity theft for the crimes at the Lake Oswego location. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges from the Tualatin incident.

Tualatin police were also able to locate a story online regarding another incident that Herrera-Cedano is linked to in that state of Utah. http://fox13now.com/2016/01/23/ny-man-arrested-in-utah-for-fraud-found-with-thousands-of-dollars-worth-of-ipads-iphones/

Police believe there are possibly additional victims and ask that anyone with any information contact Officer Jack Rose with the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800.

Nothing further at this time.


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Oregon State Penitentiary to celebrate 150 years of service (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/09/16 3:21 PM
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Who: Oregon Department of Corrections

What: Oregon State Penitentiary 150th Anniversary

When: May 12, 2016,11:00 a.m.

Where: 2605 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97310

Contact Information: Crystal Archdeacon, 503-378-2678, Crystal.L.Archdeacon@doc.state.or.us

Additional Information: Members of the media are invited to the anniversary. Media arriving on the Penitentiary grounds will be directed to a staging area. Members of the media will check in and be issued a press badge. Further instructions will be given at check in. Members of the media must RSVP no later than May 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. via email or phone.

Background: The Oregon State Penitentiary is the oldest prison in Oregon and the only maximum security institution operated by the Department of Corrections. The Penitentiary has been sited at three separate locations. Originally, the Penitentiary was called the Oregon Territory Jail and was located in Oregon City, then the capitol of Oregon. The Territory Jail was built in April 1842 and was destroyed by fire on August 18, 1846.

After the fire, the Oregon territory relied on local jails for the housing of prisoners until 1853 when Portland was selected as the site for a new prison.

Construction of the prison began in January 1854. One of the major problems with the Portland site was that two lots of land had been purchased for the prison, but they were on opposite sides of Front Street. The City of Portland refused to close or reroute that portion of Front Street. The Portland site was abandoned in 1866 and all prisoners were moved to the new prison in Salem. Unlike the old prison, which was constructed primarily of wood, the new Penitentiary was built of brick and resembled a fortress. The Oregon State Penitentiary is still located on the Salem site originally selected.

The current Penitentiary is home to a population of inmates that fluctuates between 1900 and 2100. The Penitentiary has 22 acres of land space within the perimeter walls. Within the boundaries of this self-contained city are four cell blocks, two dormitories, several types of industries, five vocational training shops, a physical plant with ten shops, education department, library, counselors, infirmary, canteen, dining room, kitchen, and two recreation areas.



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Attached Media Files: Oregon State Penitentiary
Portland Police Memorial Service Tomorrow at Noon in Waterfront Park (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/09/16 3:02 PM
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The 2016 Portland Police Bureau Memorial Service will be held tomorrow, May 10, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at the Portland Police Memorial, located in Waterfront Park, just South of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Following the memorial service, there will be a reception at the Portland Police Museum, located on the 1st floor of the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The Portland Police Memorial was built through the efforts of the Portland Police Historical Society and was dedicated during National Police Week in May 1993 by President George H.W. Bush.

Since 1870, 29 Portland Police officers have been killed in the line-of-duty in service to the City of Portland.

To learn more about these officers and the Police Memorial, please visit http://www.portlandpolicemuseum.com/

On a national level, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has released the roll call of names of 252 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, 123 of whom died in 2015 and 129 officers who were killed in prior years. These names will be engraved on the memorial wall and formally dedicated at the 28th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm. Additional information on this event can be found at http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/fallen-officers-memorial-wall/added-in-2016/Roll-Call-pubyear-2016-website-3-21-16.pdf

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Man Killed In Highway 22 Crash East Of Salem - Marion County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/09/16 3:00 PM
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On May 9, 2016 at about 5:50AM, OSP received the report of an eastbound vehicle which could not stay within it's lane of travel on Highway 22 near milepost 19. The caller reported the vehicle was crossing over the centerline and the back into it's lane of travel. At approximately 5:54AM, OSP received another call that the vehicle of concern had been involved in a head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 20 (just west of Lyons).

Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle of concern, a 1997 Acura coupe, crossed the centerline and struck a westbound 2000 Chevrolet Blazer head-on. The driver of the Acura, Richard J BEALS, age 21, of Lyons was pronounced deceased on scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Jessica M LEMMER, age 36, of Mill City, received serious injuries and was taken to Salem Hospital and then to Oregon Health and Science University by air ambulance. LEMMER's passenger, Kaitlin MERCER, age 21, of Mill City, was taken to Stayton Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 22 was closed for 3 hours with a detour established by the Oregon Department of Transportation. OSP was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Stayton Fire and Lyons Fire and Rescue.

More information will be released as it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.


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Woodland High School students act dead for a day to raise awareness for drunk driving (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 05/09/16 3:00 PM
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Makeup Artist Karen Noblin sprays makeup on WHS Senior Karin Taylor to make her look dead as part of the program.
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Monday, May 9, 2016-Woodland, WA-Dozens of seniors at Woodland High School volunteered to act dead for a day to raise awareness for drunk driving through the Every 15 Minutes program run by local law enforcement agencies including the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department and City of Woodland's Police Department.

As part of the program, a law enforcement chaplain along with a volunteer dressed as the Angel of Death visit classrooms throughout a school day, taking students who volunteered to participate in the program from their class every 15 minutes to represent the 1996 national statistic of one person dying from a drunk driving accident every 15 minutes. As of 2015, that statistic has dropped to one death every 51 minutes thanks, in part, to drunk driving awareness programs like Every 15 Minutes.

When the chaplain and Angel of Death visit a classroom, the chaplain announces to the class that certain students in the class died in a realistic, yet fictitious, accident on the way to school. The students are then taken from class and made up to look as if they are dead by makeup artists, also wearing black hoods for the rest of the day. The participating students are not permitted to speak to any "living" student for the remainder of the school day to symbolize what life would be like if they weren't around. The students then write their names on white crosses which they hammer into the ground near a wrecked car involved in a real drunk driving accident parked outside the school in order to raise awareness for the entire student body.

Following the school day, the participants spend the night at a hotel and take part in a variety of activities including writing letters to loved ones to tell them what they wished they could have told them while they were alive as well as create a skit about alcohol and drunk driving to present to the senior class the next morning during school. Students must leave their cell phones at home or with the program coordinator so they can't communicate with their friends or families for the rest of the night.

The participating students feel strongly about Every 15 Minutes. "So many people from drunk driving," said Karin Taylor, a senior. "The program helps us teach our classmates about how their decisions can affect not only their lives, but the lives of those around them." Jared Cloud, senior and class president, agreed with Taylor, "If someone wants to do something stupid that doesn't hurt someone else, that's one thing, but if that decision can potentially negatively impact other peoples' lives, that's not okay."

Jessica Flanagan volunteered to participate partially due to an accident her family was involved in when she was in fifth grade where a drunk driver hit the family's vehicle. "None of us were injured, but the accident made me realize how important it is for everyone to understand the dangers of drunk driving."

On the night of the event, the chaplain visits one student volunteer's family, and simulates a real-life reporting of the student's "death" to his or her parents. Although aware that the report isn't real, the parents' reactions are often incredibly emotional. "I try to make the notification as realistic as possible," explained Senior Chaplain Mario Gambaro of Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department. "Many times, family members will actually start crying when they realize the possible realities of the situation."

Samantha Thompson, Community Specialist for the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, organizes the event for schools throughout the county. "We haven't had any alcohol-related deaths with students since the program started," she explained. "My grandfather was a sheriff who started using Every 15 Minutes in this community, so organizing and arranging the program means a lot to me."

The program often instills a powerful impact on the students who volunteer. "Since we started the program, we haven't had a student who has participated involved in a drunk driving accident or incident," said Gambaro. Deputy Ryan Plank of the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department volunteered to dress up as the Angel of Death this year and agrees with Gambaro. "Before we started the program, we often had young adults involved in alcohol-related crashes around prom time," he said. "Ever since the program's introduction, we haven't had any students die in drunk driving accidents before or after prom."

Cowlitz County started participating in the Every 15 Minutes program in 1996 to raise awareness among local schools of the dangers of drunk driving. "We know that students may be exposed to environments where alcohol consumption is taking place," said Sergeant Brad Gillaspie of the Woodland Police Department. "We use this program to teach students to make the right decisions for themselves and those they love."

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Attached Media Files: Makeup Artist Karen Noblin sprays makeup on WHS Senior Karin Taylor to make her look dead as part of the program. , Senior Chaplain Mario Gambaro along with Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Planked (dressed as the Angel of Death) visit a classroom to take students from the class. , WHS Seniors Karin Taylor, Grace Adams, Jessica Flanagan, and Jared Cloud were among dozens who participated in the Every 15 Minutes Program. Also pictured: Senior Chaplain Marion Gambaro and Program Coordinator Samantha Thompson
Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Multnomah County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/09/16 2:59 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to a home fire today, May 9, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., in the 10700 block of N. Union Court in Portland, Oregon. The single-family fire affected one adult and one child. The Red Cross provided assistance to address immediate basic needs (an example of assistance may include temporary lodging),disaster 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.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two home fires every day in our region? 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 communities across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 05/09/16 2:54 PM
The following information is in reference to a death that is being investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Runov, Oleg V. Age: 53 Yrs

This individual was found dead on 05/02/2016 in Vancouver, WA.


The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Portland, OR

Initial finding for cause of death: Pending

Initial finding for classification of manner of death: Pending

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Vancouver Police Department.


Media release issue date: 05/09/16

Dennis Wickham, M.D.
Medical Examiner
Bonneville Dam Rocks On With Geology Day, Saturday, May 14
US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District - 05/09/16 2:49 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Bonneville Lock and Dam invites future geologists and their families to Geology Day, Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington Shore Visitor Complex.
Discover if you are ready for natural disasters as park rangers explain how the gorge was formed by earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes and lava flows. Learn about the Pacific Northwest's geological history and how it affects us today. The free event includes a variety of interactive displays, self-guided activities and also offers participants a chance to win prizes along the way. As a bonus, attendees can also tour the power house at 10 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. The indoor event will take place rain or shine.
The Washington Shore Visitor Complex at Bonneville Lock and Dam is located approximately 40 miles east of Vancouver, Washington on the Columbia River, at mile post 39 on Washington State Route 14. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information about Bonneville Lock and Dam, call 541-374-8820 or visit www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/ColumbiaRiver/Bonneville.aspx
City of Hillsboro Secures Water Rights on Willamette River
City of Hillsboro - 05/09/16 2:08 PM
Hillsboro, OR -- The City of Hillsboro has secured a water right permit on the Willamette River as a future supply for Hillsboro's growing community.

The City of Hillsboro and the City of Salem have reached a deal for Salem to sell part of its Willamette River water right permit equating to 56 cubic feet per second (cfs) or 36 million gallons per day (mgd). The purchase price for the right is $16,217,200, consistent with recent transaction market pricing. Salem retains 144 cfs of its permit. The agreement also gives Hillsboro a right of first refusal to purchase up to an additional 44 cfs, for a period of up to 25 years.

With this acquisition, Hillsboro obtains a source of water that will meet the projected growth in Hillsboro's water needs for the next century and potentially even longer. Acquiring part of the Salem 1981 water right establishes higher seniority under the State's priority date regulatory system, which provides Hillsboro with a more reliable source of supply and less risk of shortage than would result from obtaining a new water right permit from the State.

Hillsboro has partnered with the Tualatin Valley Water District on the Willamette Water Supply Program to plan and design a new Willamette Water System that will begin providing water to areas in and around Hillsboro by 2026. After determining that its current supply in the Tualatin River Basin, combined with water conservation efforts, would not provide enough water to meet future demands, Hillsboro researched four alternatives for a second water source. In 2013, based on the findings from that three-year study, the Hillsboro Utilities Commission selected the mid-Willamette River as the City's preferred source for additional water supplies.

Hillsboro Utilities Commission Chair John Godsey explains, "This water right acquisition continues Hillsboro's tradition of planning for the long-term water supply needs of the community. Adding a water right permit on the Willamette River to Hillsboro's existing water rights in the Tualatin River basin will provide redundancy and increased reliability for the City of Hillsboro's water system. This successful investment in Hillsboro's future will ensure a dependable supply of water to meet the needs of all city residents, businesses and industries for years to come."

"This is a win-win," says Peter Fernandez, Salem's Public Works Director, "Hillsboro secures water for future needs and Salem benefits financially by liquidating part of an asset that will not be needed in the foreseeable future."
Willamette National Cemetery hosts Memorial Day ceremony May 30, 2016 (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 05/09/16 1:47 PM
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Willamette National Cemetery hosts 66th Memorial Day ceremony May 30, 2016

Patriotic music, flag displays, a rifle salute and fly-over will all be part of the 2016
Memorial Day Program at Willamette National Cemetery on May 30 at 10 a.m.

The Memorial Day Program includes music, a joint color guard to include all branches of the military, advancement of colors by veteran service organizations, vocal selections, Rifle salute by the Oregon Army National Guard, a Keynote speaker, fly-over by the Oregon Air National Guard, a static display of equipment donated by the Oregon Military Museum. This year's Keynote speaker will be Major General Michael Stencel, Adjutant General, Oregon Military Department.

Attendance is expected to exceed 2,500. The ceremony will be held in the Assembly Area near the flagpole. More than 600 U.S. flags (donated by veterans' families) will be flown along the Avenue of Flags. State flags will also be displayed.

On Thursday evening, May 26th, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. more than 1,200 scouts and parents of the Thunderbird Boy Scout District will gather at the cemetery and place small U.S. flags on approximately 148,000 gravesites. Flag placement will be preceded by a special patriotic program at the Assembly Area, including keynote speaker and band. This is the 48th year of Scout participation in this event.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
George A. Allen, Director
(503) 273-5250


Attached Media Files: Willamette National Cemetery
The Legal Requirements of Boating (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 05/09/16 1:35 PM
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In Oregon, boaters must have a certificate of title, certificate of number, and validation stickers to operate a motorboat of any length or sailboat longer than 12 feet legally on public waterways. This includes boats that are documented with a recreational endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard and principally used or moored in Oregon.

Documented boats that have a recreational endorsement do not have an Oregon certificate of title and do not need to display an OR number but are required to register and display a current validation sticker on both sides of the aftermost part of the hull in the upper, square foot, below the deck line. All other recreational boats moored in Oregon are required to have current validation sticker.

The certificate of number, commonly called the "registration card," is a pocket-sized card that must be on board and available for inspection by an enforcement officer whenever the boat is being operated.

The registration number is specific to the boat and is issued with the title and registration. The registration number (OR#) and validation sticker (decal) must be displayed on the starboard and port side bow of the boat. Once a number is issued, it can be painted, applied as a decal sticker, or otherwise affixed to the bow and placed above the water line so it can be read easily. Numbers are read from left to right on both sides of the bow and must be in 3-inch high block letters (not slanted) and separated by at least 2 inches. Letters must be in a contrasting color to the boat's hull color or striping.

The validation sticker (decal -good for two calendar years) must be affixed on each side of the boat and placed in line. The sticker on the port side is after the OR number and on the starboard side, before the OR number (see illustration). The decal expires on December 31 of the year indicated on the sticker.

The certificate of title, certificate of number and validation stickers (decals) can be obtained by completing an application and submitting the proper fee with documentation to the Oregon State Marine Board. Many boat dealers will submit the documents on your behalf for an agent fee.

Obtaining a title and certificate of number can take anywhere from a month to four months, depending on the boat dealer or other documents that may be needed to complete the transaction.

Failure to have a certificate of registration for documented vessels is a B violation and a $260 fine. Failure for a boat operator to carry a certificate of number is a D violation and a $$110 fine. Boaters can also be cited with failure to obtain a title, a D violation with $110 fine.

To learn more about this topic and other legal requirements of boating, visit http://www.boatoregon.com/.
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OHA continues assessments of long-term risks near Bullseye, Uroboros
Oregon Health Authority - 05/09/16 1:09 PM
May 9, 2016

Agency is forming community advisory committees to inform health assessments

PORTLAND--The Oregon Health Authority's Environmental Health Assessment Program (EHAP) has begun work on Public Health Assessments (PHAs) in response to significant community concerns about health risks from past, present and future exposures to heavy metals emitted by glass manufacturers.

The program will use the standard public health assessment process from the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry's (ATSDR). PHAs assess health risks based on available environmental data. The Bullseye Glass Co. and Uroboros Glass assessments will be based on soil and air data collected near both facilities. PHAs are not community health studies and will not determine whether existing health issues are caused by environmental exposures.

"We welcome community members as partners in our work," said Julie Early Sifuentes, EHAP program manager. "We understand that meaningful engagement in the process by those most affected by this issue allows for concerns to be adequately addressed, builds community capacity, establishes transparency and creates better outcomes."

The program is convening a series of meetings focused on the long-term health risk assessment for the communities living near the two glass manufacturing sites. OHA will be recruiting interested community members who are willing and able to participate in a community advisory committee for each site.

The purposes of community advisory committees are to:
1. Receive input and feedback from local residents into exposure assumptions and recommendations.
2. Educate participants about the PHA process and build capacity in environmental health.
3. Develop relationships with local residents, and establish transparency in the long-term public health assessment process.
4. Identify the most relevant ways of communicating to the broader community about the PHA process, and about the conclusions and recommendations.
5. Ensure that community concerns are highlighted, incorporated and addressed through the PHA process.

The PHA process will require participation in three to five advisory committee meetings for each site. Each meeting will be about two hours long. Advisors may want to spend time between meetings reading, relaying information to others, or other activities, but the commitment OHA is asking for is to attend all meetings and stay engaged in the process through its final stages.

EHAP is seeking:
Seven to 10 volunteers who live, work, learn or play within a half-mile of Bullseye or Uroboros glass facilities.
Individuals who can commit to attending every meeting.
A diversity of experience and perspectives.
Individuals who are at greatest risk from the effects of environmental contamination, including pregnant and nursing women, parents or guardians of children, minorities, the elderly, those who are low-income, and those with existing health conditions.

Community members interested in participating in either advisory group can call 971-673-0970 or email Ehap.info@state.or.us by May 17.

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Create a circle of safety around your home
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/09/16 12:40 PM
Before summer arrives, create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire. May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month, and the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, Oregon State Fire Marshal and fire educators statewide are spreading the word on ways to help prevent human-caused wildfires, as well as how to protect a home in case a fire encroaches.

"In a large fire event, firefighters may not have the capacity or resources to defend every house. Just as you lock the doors to keep your home and family safe, think of creating a fuel-free defensible space, a 'circle of safety,' around your home to reduce fire danger and provide safe access to firefighters so they can protect it," said Kristin Babbs, president of Keep Oregon Green.

The main culprits are a wildfire's hot embers. They can waft through the air a mile or more ahead of the actual flame front and come to rest in leaves and needles accumulated on the roof, or in flammable plants in the landscaping. In a matter of minutes the embers can ignite the surrounding fuel. In some instances, house fires started by embers on the roof and in rain gutters have smoldered without smoke for days, creeping into the roof's underlayment, before bursting into open flames.

"You can't control where these embers land, but you can control what happens when they do," she said.

CLEAN UP TO REDUCE WILDFIRE THREAT
To create a circle of safety around your property, start with the house and the first 30 feet extending from the outermost part of the structure, including detached garages and sheds. The roof is the most vulnerable part of the home. Regularly clear leaves and needles from the roof and gutters, and cut back any tree limbs that overhang the roof.

LANDSCAPE PROPERTY TO HALT GROUND FIRE
Landscaping should consist of low-growing, fire-resistant plants that are spaced carefully so as not to draw a fire to the structure with surrounding fuel. Rake leaves and debris from the yard, mow grass, prune trees six to 10 feet up from the ground, and keep plants well-watered to prevent a surface fire from climbing into the tree crowns and carrying flames to the house. Properly placed deciduous trees can actually protect a home by blocking a wildfire's intense heat.

Fuel breaks, such as driveways, gravel walkways, and green lawns can halt the advance of a fire by starving it of fuel.

In the zone 100 to 200 feet from the home, trees may need to be thinned, though less intensively than those closer in, so that canopies are not touching.

It is not inevitable that a wildfire will consume everything in its path. The more defensible-space work a homeowner can accomplish before fire season, the better a home's chances of surviving a wildfire.

"It's peace of mind knowing that if you leave your home for a stretch of time this summer, it will still be standing when you return," She said.

More tips on how to create defensible space around your home and protect it from wildfire can be found at: www.firewise.org and www.keeporegongreen.org

Other Wildfire Awareness Month tips coming soon:
During May also watch for fire prevention tips on backyard debris burning and campfires.
Pendleton to host Blue Mountain safety conference
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 05/09/16 12:22 PM
(Salem) -- A two-day event in Pendleton will offer employers and workers everything from workshops and training opportunities to a forklift challenge and a keynote presentation on building a robust safety culture -- all with the goal of boosting workplace safety and health.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is one of several partners presenting the June 6-7 Blue Mountain Occupational Safety and Health Conference at the Pendleton Convention Center.

On Tuesday, June 7, keynote speaker Greg Anderson, a leading expert in providing behavior-based safety and leadership training for companies across the globe, will present "Safety 24/7." His presentation will show how companies can reduce injury and illness rates by focusing on changing personal and organizational beliefs. Such changes can create significant and positive changes in behaviors.

"I hope people recognize this conference is not just for safety experts," Anderson said. "The leadership skills necessary to motivate a person to work safely are the same skills people use to achieve operational performance."

Other conference topics include:
Safety and health hazards of welding
Controlling hazardous energy
Respiratory protection
Machine guarding: rules, standards, and manufacturers

The event also will include a Forklift Round-Up on June 6, and exhibits showcasing the latest in safety and health products and services. Conference registration is $70, which includes lunch. The cost to compete in the Forklift Round-Up is $50. For more information about the two-day event or to register, go to www.regonline.com/blue_mountain16, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section at 503-947-7411 or 888-292-5247 (toll-free), or send an email to Oregon.conferences@oregon.gov.

The event is a joint effort of the Oregon SHARP Alliance (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program), Oregon OSHA, and a coalition of employers and employees from northeast Oregon.

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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.
City Seeks Input on Proposed Budget
City of Wilsonville - 05/09/16 12:18 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On Wednesday, May 18, the Wilsonville Budget Committee is holding a meeting and public hearing to review the Proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 City of Wilsonville Budget. The Budget Committee meeting is held at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville.

The Budget Committee, composed of 10 citizens including the five-member City Council and five residents appointed by the Council, reviews the City's proposed revenues and expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Members of the public are welcome to attend Budget Committee meetings and provide comments during the public hearing, either verbally or in writing.

Mayor Tim Knapp explains, "The budget sets forth the estimated resources that are available to the City over the next year and shows how the City plans to use those resources to pay for projects and programs that benefit the community."

In his role as "Budget Officer," City Manager Bryan Cosgrove delivers at the meeting the City's budget message, which is an overview of the City's fiscal health. Finance Director Susan Cole addresses larger trends in the City's budget and highlights issues and budget proposals in the various City departments. Department Directors are available to respond to questions on specific line-items.

The Budget Committee reviews and discusses the budget, seeks more information when needed, hears public testimony and is able to recommend changes to the budget by a majority vote. After approval by the committee, the budget goes for adoption to the City Council in June, which further considers public comment and is able to make additional changes prior to adoption.

An additional Budget Committee meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m. for further discussion and review of the proposed budget. Another Budget Committee meeting is also tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at the same time and location, if needed.

The City Council is scheduled to adopt the annual budget at the June 20 City Council meeting, and a public hearing on the budget is planned to be held.

The Proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 City of Wilsonville Budget and meeting agendas are available at City Hall and the Library, and online at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/Budget.

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Firefighters and MDA Host Kickoff Event for 2016 'Fill the Boot' Campaign
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/09/16 11:58 AM
Members of the media are invited to attend a special kickoff event for the 2016 "Fill the Boot" benefit for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

What: Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special kickoff event for the 2016 Fill the Boot fundraising campaign and continue a 62-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in our community.

Members of the media will have an opportunity to hear from event coordinators, an MDA representative, and Jordyn Valdez, a 13-year-old Five Oaks Middle School eighth-grader and the 2016 MDA Oregon Goodwill Ambassador who will share her story.

Where: TVF&R Station 66, 13900 SW Brockman Road, Beaverton, 97008

When: Tuesday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Why: Off-duty TVF&R firefighters will take to the streets to once again Fill the Boot for MDA. Firefighters will ask passing motorists to drop a donation into their fire boots on May 16 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Highway 217 intersection in Beaverton, on May 17 at Wilsonville Road and Interstate 5 (near the Fred Meyer parking lot) in Wilsonville, and on May 21 at Bridgeport Road and Interstate 5 in Tigard. There will also be a booth set up Saturday, May 21, in the Bridgeport Village shopping center.

For more than six decades, firefighters have fueled MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. Muscular dystrophy and other related diseases take away people's ability to walk, move, smile, talk, and even breathe.

Funds raised through TVF&R's 2016 Fill the Boot events support MDA's life-enhancing programs, including support groups and clinics, and assist families with medical equipment and costs. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle diseases can enjoy a week of fun activities while gaining confidence and independence.

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Attached Media Files: 2016-05/1214/94283/2016_Fill_the_Boot_Media_Event_Release.docx
Free seminar for Oregon employers on paid sick leave law on 5/23 in Halsey
Oregon Farm Bureau - 05/09/16 11:44 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2016
Contact: Hans Coon, hans.coon@gmail.com, Linn County Farm Bureau

Free seminar for Oregon employers on paid sick leave law on 5/23 in Halsey

All employers in Oregon are invited to a free seminar about the new paid sick leave law on Monday, May 23 in Halsey.

Linn County Farm Bureau will host this free, public seminar about what employers need to know to comply with the new mandatory paid sick leave law.

Presentations will be given by representatives from the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industry (BOLI) and Oregon Farm Bureau. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to attend. Each seminar will last approximately three hours with time for questions. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required.

When: Monday, May 23, 5.00 p.m.
Location: Central Linn High School cafeteria, 32433 OR-228, Halsey, OR 97348
Event contact: Hans Coon, hans.coon@gmail.com, Linn County Farm Bureau

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Owen Woods is no longer a missing person - Update 5-9-16
McMinnville Police Dept. - 05/09/16 11:44 AM
This morning we learned that Owen Woods contacted his family yesterday and he is no longer considered to be a missing person. Thank you to everyone that helped with trying to locate him.

We have worked with Lincoln County and he has been removed from any police database as a missing person since he is of no further interest.
Returning Veterans Project to be Honored by Trillium Family Services and The National Guard Bureau
Returning Veterans Project - 05/09/16 11:36 AM
PORTLAND, OR -- May 10th, 2016 -- Returning Veterans Project (RVP) is being honored by Trillium Family Services on May 11th, 2016 as part of Mental Health Awareness Month which happens each year in May. Trillium Family Services is Oregon's largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families. Trillium Family Services selected 31 individuals and organizations to honor and RVP was one of the recipients of the "Keep Oregon Well" Mental Health Heroes Award.

In 2015, RVP gained another 46 pro bono counselors and healthcare practitioners, giving us a network of 187 licensed pro bono practitioners and three university-based health clinics. Collectively last year our pro bono network delivered over 4,500 hours of free, confidential mental health services as well as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and naturopathic care, and occupational and physical therapy and primary care to post-9/11 war zone Veterans and their families throughout Oregon and in Clark County Washington.

In addition to this honor, on June 3rd Governor Kate Brown is scheduled to present RVP with the National Guard Bureau's (NGB) 2015 Purple Family Program Award recognizing RVP's extensive contributions to the health and welfare of both the Oregon Air and Army National Guard and their families. The "Purple Award"is an honor bestowed upon one community organization in the country best exemplifying the true meaning of the "purple" concept of working with both Army and/or Air Guard activities. In 2015, there were 17 nominees nationwide.
"It is an honor to formally recognize the amazing and selfless qualities of our National Guard volunteers. I thank you for your efforts....as a most precious resource in supporting our Service members and families,"said Brigadier General Ivan E. Denton, Director of Manpower and Personnel, NGB.

RVP is thrilled to share news of these awards and recognition as further evidence of the success of our experienced and generous volunteer mental health and somatic providers in serving and helping to heal our newest war zone veterans and their families in their communities.

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Our Mission: Returning Veterans Project is an independent nonprofit organization comprised of community based health care practitioners who offer free and confidential services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Our volunteers include mental health professionals, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, and other complementary health care providers.
City of Beaverton Seeks Entries for Vinyl Art Beautification Project (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/09/16 11:22 AM
Artists are encouraged to submit designs for the City of Beaverton’s 2016 Beautify Beaverton Creator Container project. More than 40 trash receptacles around Beaverton will receive vinyl art wraps with original designs. Applications are due May 23. (Photo
Artists are encouraged to submit designs for the City of Beaverton’s 2016 Beautify Beaverton Creator Container project. More than 40 trash receptacles around Beaverton will receive vinyl art wraps with original designs. Applications are due May 23. (Photo
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton invites artists to submit images for the 2016 Beautify Beaverton Creator Container project. The artwork will enhance Beaverton's existing infrastructure by adding an artistic element to trash receptacles throughout the city.


Images selected will be printed on high-quality, adhesive vinyl material and wrapped around more than 40 trash receptacles around Beaverton. These art wraps will remain on display for at least a year. This project is part of the City of Beaverton's public art master plan. Artists are encouraged to represent Beaverton and its diverse and vibrant community in their proposed designs.


Clean Slate Group will be installing the vinyl art wraps on behalf of the city. To view past work, visit www.cleanslategroupus.com.


Applications are due Monday, May 23, by 5 p.m. This opportunity is open to artists in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Students and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Artists may submit up to 10 images for consideration. Artists whose designs are selected will receive a stipend of $100 per selected design, and more than one of an artist's designs may be selected. To view the Call to Artists and to apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CalltoArtists.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2015, Beaverton was recognized as one of the safest cities in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press with cities more than 75,000). Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Silver Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.


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: Artists are encouraged to submit designs for the City of Beaverton’s 2016 Beautify Beaverton Creator Container project. More than 40 trash receptacles around Beaverton will receive vinyl art wraps with original designs. Applications are due May 23. (Photo , The City of Beaverton invites artists to submit designs for the 2016 Beautify Beaverton Creator Container project. More than 40 trash receptacles around Beaverton will receive vinyl art wraps with original designs. Applications are due May 23. (Photo/City
Beaverton City Library Hosts Free Book Fair Featuring Local Authors (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/09/16 11:04 AM
The Beaverton City Library will hold a free local author and book fair on May 21. Twenty-eight writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties will share and promote their latest work. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
The Beaverton City Library will hold a free local author and book fair on May 21. Twenty-eight writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties will share and promote their latest work. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will hold a free book fair highlighting the work of local authors on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth St.


Twenty-eight writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties will share and promote their latest works. One copy of a book from each author will be raffled off to the audience, and six selected authors will speak or read from their work. Attendees can meet authors and purchase additional books for sale.


This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location at 12375 SW Fifth Street and Murray Scholls branch at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library services, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. The Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) that work communally to provide excellent countywide library service by sharing valuable resources and information with one another.


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Attached Media Files: The Beaverton City Library will hold a free local author and book fair on May 21. Twenty-eight writers from Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas counties will share and promote their latest work. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
MHCRC TechSmart Initiative funds K-3 Literacy Innovation Project in Gresham-Barlow Schools (Photo)
Gresham-Barlow Sch. Dist. - 05/09/16 10:53 AM
Representatives from the MHCRC present a $1.37 million check to the Gresham-Barlow School District.
Representatives from the MHCRC present a $1.37 million check to the Gresham-Barlow School District.
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The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) handed the Gresham-Barlow School Board and Superintendent Schlachter a check for $1.37 million at the May 5 board meeting to fund critical teaching supports towards creating technology-rich learning for K-3 grade literacy. The grant was made available under the MHCRC's TechSmart Initiative for Student Success.

The grant is laser focused on significantly increasing the number of students reading at grade level by the end of third grade--a critical factor on the way to successful high school graduation and eliminating the achievement gap.

The TechSMART Initiative grant will fund teacher professional learning paired with technology in two of the district's elementary schools -- Kelly Creek Elementary School and North Gresham Elementary School. The grant provides these pilot schools the resources needed to explore and discover high quality and effective literacy instruction that meets the literacy needs of all students. As part of this grant funded project, the district and schools will document and share their knowledge and expertise with other schools in the district.

The TechSMART Initiative project plan includes deep investments by both GBSD and MHCRC in elements critical to successful technology-rich learning environments:

Dedicated staff capacity to do the work
Staff and teacher professional development
Classroom technology and infrastructure

About the MHCRC and TechSmart Initiative

The MHCRC officially launched the TechSmart Initiative for Student Success in 2014 and, thus far, has granted a little over $9 million to five public school districts in Multnomah County. The MHCRC plans to strategically invest a total of about $19 million through 2021 in local public schools to positively impact academic outcomes for all students in Multnomah County.

Funds for the TechSmart Initiative derive from the cable services franchises negotiated by the MHCRC with Comcast, Frontier, Century Link, and Reliance Connects. The cable companies pay three percent of their gross revenues for video services in Multnomah County to support community uses of cable system technology, including funding for the MHCRC's Community Grants program. Cable companies enter into franchise agreements in order to use the public right of way for their business purposes.

The MHCRC is an intergovernmental commission created by the cities of Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, and Multnomah County to efficiently administer the cable service franchise agreements, including implementation in the community of public benefit obligations of the companies under the franchises.

About the Gresham-Barlow School District
The Gresham-Barlow School District serves families with students in grades K-12 and has a student population of more than 11,500. The mission of the Gresham-Barlow School District is to prepare every student for success. Learn more at www.gresham.k12.or.us


Attached Media Files: Representatives from the MHCRC present a $1.37 million check to the Gresham-Barlow School District.
Domino's Delivery Driver Saves Man Life (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/09/16 10:31 AM
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On Sunday, May 8th an alert Domino's delivery driver called the Sheriff's Office after a regular customer failed to order a pizza from the Salem area company. Tracey Hamblen, an employee at Domino's on Silverton Road NE, called the Sheriff's Office after not speaking with the customer in 11 days. Mr. Hamblen had formed a relationship with the victim because of the regular orders and knew he suffered form severe health issues.

When the Sheriff's Office arrived at the residence in the 4100 block of Penticton Circle NE, they could hear a man calling for help from inside the residence. Deputies forced entry and found Kirk Alexander, age 48, of Salem down and in need of immediate medical attention.

Thanks to the quick actions of Mr. Hamblen, Mr. Alexander is in stable condition at the Salem Hospital. The Sheriff's Office would like to personally thank Mr. Hamblen for his quick actions and willingness to take time out of his day to care for others.


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A Woodburn man was reunited with his pit bull and stolen vehicle (Photo)
Woodburn Police - 05/09/16 10:29 AM
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A Woodburn Police Officer was flagged down in the early morning hours on Monday, May 9 to report his vehicle had been stolen with his dog inside the vehicle.

At around 1:14 a.m. the victim, who was at the Woodburn 7-Eleven, located at 893 N. Pacific Hwy, told the officer that he had given a ride to an unknown male to the convenience store. The victim went inside the store and when he came out his vehicle and dog were gone.

The suspect drove the car away while the man's pit bull was still inside. About 30 minutes later Woodburn police located the stolen vehicle at the Woodburn Walmart and located the suspect, who identified himself as Jonathon Gonzalez-Mendez, 21, and the pit bull. Witnesses at Walmart had seen the suspect exit the stolen vehicle and tell Walmart employee's that the pit bull belonged to him.

The victim was reunited with his dog and was able to recover his stolen vehicle.

Jonathon Gonzalez was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft I and giving false information to an officer. Gonzalez was transported to Marion County Jail.


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Oregon.gov advisory board meets Wednesday
State of Oregon - 05/09/16 10:28 AM
Salem, Oregon-The Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11. The meeting will take place in the Tillamook Room of the Department of Forestry, 2600 State St Bldg. C, Salem, Oregon.

The board meeting is open to the public and comment will be taken from those attending in person and via the internet. For instructions, virtual meeting links and teleconference number, please see the linked document: (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Documents/EPAB_Internet_Public_Attendee_Instructions.pdf )

The legislature established the advisory board with enactment of ORS 182.126-132. The board advises the Department of Administrative Services on key decisions and strategic choices about how DAS manages and operates the state's web portal services.

The Oregon.gov portal is the connection point for citizens to access state agency services and information on the Internet. "Web portal services" means providing the hosting, content management, electronic commerce, public collaboration and application development needed to operate and maintain Oregon.gov and make payments on the web.

With the board's advice, DAS aims to make the Oregon.gov portal and its operation as effective as it can be for citizens' interface with state government.

The agenda and handouts were posted on the advisory boards' website, seven days prior to meeting: (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Pages/agenda_minutes_handouts.aspx)

What: Meeting of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board.

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00am - 11:30am.

Where: Department of Forestry
Tillamook Conference Room
2600 State St., Bldg. C
Salem, Oregon 97310

Who: Members of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board
Oregon again strongly supports equal access to abortion
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 05/09/16 10:21 AM
PRO-CHOICE COALITION OF OREGON PRESS RELEASE

The Pro-Choice Coalition of Oregon today celebrated Oregon Life United's failure to place an extreme anti-abortion constitutional amendment on the November 2016 ballot.

Sponsored by Jeff Jimerson, former State Senator Marilyn Shannon and Suzanne Belatti, Initiative Petition 61 would have embedded in the Oregon Constitution a definition of abortion that includes some commonly used forms of contraception, and would have created unequal access to safe, legal abortion by prohibiting the use of so-called "public dollars" to pay in any way for abortion or certain contraceptives through the Oregon Health Plan or private insurance policies for employees of the state, school districts, cities, counties or any "public" entity.

"Oregon voters remain strongly supportive of equal access to safe, affordable reproductive health care, including abortion," said Michele Stranger-Hunter, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon.

Stacy Cross, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and lead petitioner on objections filed with the Attorney General and the Oregon Supreme Court over the proposed ballot title, said: "When a woman is living paycheck to paycheck, denying coverage for an abortion can push her deeper into poverty. Studies show that a woman who seeks an abortion but is denied is more likely to fall into poverty than one who is able to get a safe abortion."

Kimberly McCullough, Policy Director of ACLU of Oregon, also filed comments with the Supreme Court. She noted, "Today, the sponsors of this dangerous effort seemed to admit that they faced a difficult, if not impossible, challenge to convince voters to take away healthcare rights from Oregonians."

Kara Carmosino of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, another plaintiff, added: "Limitations on abortion can have profoundly harmful effects on public health, particularly for those who already face significant barriers to receiving high-quality care, such as low-income women, immigrant women, young women, women of color and LGBTQ people."

This marks the third consecutive failure by Jimerson and Shannon to bring this measure to Oregon voters. They have never been able to collect enough signatures to even warrant having the Elections Division of the Secretary of State's office undertake a verification process.

The only times measures proposing to limit funding for abortion in Oregon have been on the ballot, in 1978 and again in 1986, Oregon voters soundly defeated them.
Click it or Ticket Traffic Safety Campaign
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/09/16 10:12 AM
Officers from the Beaverton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will be working a Click it or Ticket Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign. This campaign will begin Monday, May 16, 2016 and will continue through Sunday, May 29, 2016.

The focus of this campaign is seatbelt use and minors riding in an open pickup bed. Officers will still be looking for motorists violating the hands-free cell phone law and speeders. The goal of this campaign is to reduce traffic injuries and deaths by increased education and enforcement.

Statewide crash fatality and injury rates have dropped 62% and 32% respectively since passage of the adult belt law in 1990. The law, combined with active enforcement, has resulted in a 2015 Oregon belt use rate of 96% for all occupants, placing Oregon among the top belt-use states in the U.S. This compares to a 2014 nationwide average rate of 87% among all states.

A person commits the offense of carrying a minor on an external part of a motor vehicle if the person carries any person under 18 years of age upon the hood, fender, running board or other external part of any motor vehicle that is upon a highway. The open bed of a motor vehicle is an external part of a motor vehicle.
http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.205

Here are a few exceptions to this law:
Operating the motor vehicle in an organized parade.

Is carrying a minor who is seated on the floor of the open bed of a motor vehicle in which all available passenger seats are occupied by minors, the tailgate is securely closed and the minor is being transported.

Is carrying a minor in the open bed of a motor vehicle and the minor is secured with a safety belt or safety harness that complies with rules adopted under ORS 815.055.

The Beaverton Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are effective ways to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be ongoing as we work with the community to save lives.

Click it or Ticket campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash ***Update 2*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/09/16 9:54 AM
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The Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation into this weekend's fatal crash. Deputies believe that Joshua Rich, age 32, of Silverton was riding his 2014, Harley Davidson, east on Silverton Road when he attempted to pass a Ford 150, striking the F150 and then hitting head on with a west bound, 2004 Ford Explorer, causing the Explorer to burst into flames. Mr. Rich was killed instantly in the crash.

In August of 2014, Mr. Rich was involved in a similar incident, near the same location where he was passing recklessly and crashed his motorcycle. In this case, Deputies applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding associated to a severe leg injury, helping to save Mr. Rich's life. The Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation and determined no citations will be issued in this case.



Deputies have reopened Silverton Road and are wrapping up their investigation into last night's fatal crash. Additional details will be made available once Deputies complete their investigation and the motorcyclist's next of kin have been notified. The Sheriff's Office can confirm that this is not being investigated as a criminal incident nor do we anticipate issuing any citations to the other motorists.



Today at 1:53 a.m., Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Silverton Road NE near 81st Avenue NE, just east of Salem. Although it is very early into the investigation, Deputies believe an east bound motorcycle attempted to pass, clipped the vehicle it was attempting to pass and was then struck head on by a west bound motorist.

Neither driver was injured in the crash, but tragically the rider of the motorcycle was killed instantly. Members of our Crash Team have arrived on scene and Silverton Road will be closed for several hours. An additional release will follow as more information becomes available.


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LaPine Woman Injured In Fiery Crash On Highway 58 - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 05/09/16 9:27 AM
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On May 9th, 2016 at about 6:45AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 58 near milepost 19 (east of Lowell).

Preliminary investigation reveals a 1995 GMC sport utility was traveling eastbound when it departed the highway and rolled over multiple times. The vehicle caught fire and the driver, Jessie L SHADER, age 24, of LaPine, was able to exit the vehicle before it became fully engulfed.

SHADER was transported to McKenzie Willamette Emergency Room for minor injuries sustained in the crash. OSP was assisted on scene by Oakridge Fire and Rescue, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Union Pacific.

More information will be released when available as the investigation is continuing.


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(April) RV Fire Near Gervias ***Update***
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/09/16 9:21 AM
Detectives have identified the man killed in an RV fire this April, in the 9300 block of Mt. Angel Gervais Road in . Dental records were used to identify Nicholas Leigh Olson, age 28, of Salem as the person killed in the fire. Detectives have closed this case and determined the death to be accidental.
Vancouver Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Community Military Appreciation Committee
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 05/09/16 9:09 AM
The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC) will present Vancouver's Memorial Day Observance Monday, May 30, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Bandstand on the Fort Vancouver Historic Site Parade Grounds. CMAC has organized this event with help from its partners, the City of Vancouver, National Park Service (NPS), Fort Vancouver National Trust, Armed Forces Reserve Center, and 40 et 8 for eight (8) years.

The event features keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Brad Aiello with the USMC 6th Engineer Support Batallion. Lieutenant Colonel Aiello has served for 21 years on active duty in a variety of assignments from coast to coast and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is a veteran of Kosovo and two combat tours in Iraq. He is currently serving as the site commander for the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center -- Swan Island, Portland. A resident of Battle Ground, he hopes to make the Pacific Northwest his permanent home upon transitioning from active duty this summer.

Retired Army Colonel Larry J. Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies. Tracy Fortmann, National Park Service Superintendent will speak, as well as US Army Col. John Sweeney, Commander of the 2nd Brigade 95th Division located at the Armed Forces Reserve Center; U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler; and Vancouver Mayor Timothy Leavitt. Vancouver Police Officer Rey Reynolds will sing the National Anthem. There will be a dove release and four color guards, as well as the 204th Band playing a military medley.

C-Tran busses #25, 32, and 37 will provide transportation directly to the Bandstand that day. Parking is available at Hudson's Bay High School, where attendees may ride a C-Tran shuttle to and from the event site.

Hot dogs and light lunch items will be available. There will be a National Park Service Soldier's Bivouac enactment on the parade grounds all day after the ceremony.
This event has been generously sponsored by Waste Connections for the last six years.
CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Our Community Salutes, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies as well as recognition/support of military families of all services. Learn more about CMAC at www.cmac11.com.
Vancouver police investigating early morning death
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/09/16 8:58 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- On May 9, 2016 at approximately 4:00 a.m., Vancouver Police were called to the 4500 block of Nicholson Rd. for the report of a male who was deceased inside a residence.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit are investigating and there is no threat to the public. No further information is available at this time.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Celebrate Older American's Month with Senior Prom at Luepke Center May 20
City of Vancouver - 05/09/16 8:20 AM
Vancouver, Wash. - May is Older Americans Month, so come celebrate with a lively evening of dining and dancing at this year's Senior Prom at the Luepke Senior Center from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 20.

This year, the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department's 50 and Better Program presents "On Cloud Nine," featuring live music by Charles and The Angels, dinner served by celebrity waiters, a special dance with Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt, door prizes and more -- all hosted by Master of Ceremonies Roger Hart of KISN radio.

The Luepke Senior Center is located behind the Marshall Community Center at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver. Admission is $15 for City residents and $17 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. Attendees can register by phone at 360-487-7100, or in person at the Marshall or Firstenburg community centers.

The Senior Prom is co-sponsored by Vancouver Pointe Senior Village, The Messenger and KISN 95.1 FM.

For more information, please contact 50 and Better Program Recreation Specialist Kelly Lund at 360-487-7055.

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Sun. 05/08/16
Cascades Region Volunteers Assist At Two Weekend Residential Fires May 8
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/08/16 4:09 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross Cascades Region disaster action team assisted at two residential fire responses in Oregon May 8.

In Multnomah County, volunteers responded at around 1:00 pm for a single-family fire in the 6000 block of SE Steele Street in Portland that affected three adults and two pets. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, and disaster mental health services as well as recovery information.

In Polk County, volunteers responded at around 8:30 am for a single-family fire in the 900 block of Maple Street in Dallas that affected five adults and two children. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, and recovery information.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? 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 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.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades
Shots Fired Leads to Arrest (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/08/16 12:01 PM
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Sunday May 8, 2016 - Washington County Deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to an argument where shots were fired. A Cornelius man was arrested and taken to jail.

Sunday May 8, 2016 at 12:09 a.m., Washington County Deputies responded to N Clark Court in Cornelius on a report of gunshots being fired. Two men were reportedly drinking and involved in an altercation in front of their duplex. After the fight was broken up, both parties returned to their homes.

The suspect, identified as Huber Lopez-Lopez, age 38 of Cornelius returned to his home and retrieved a gun. Mr. Lopez-Lopez was upset with his neighbor over the fight and threatened to kill him. He then reportedly fired his gun in an unknown direction. No one was injured as a result of the gunshots, and no property damage has been located or reported.

Deputies responded with the assistance of the Tactical Negotiations Team and secured the scene. After several attempts to contact Mr. Lopez-Lopez, deputies were able to take him into custody without incident.

Huber Lopez-Lopez has been lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of Weapon, Menacing and Harassment.


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/1128/94262/PR_160508_Shots_Fired_Leads_to_Arrest.pdf , 2016-05/1128/94262/Huber_Lopez-Lopez.JPG
Photos- I-5 crash involving wrong way driver and semi carrying Hydrochloric acid (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 05/08/16 8:20 AM
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Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway) MP 66.8, northbound, north of Grants Pass: The southbound lanes have reopened to traffic. A single northbound lane is open.

All lanes of I-5 were closed about 2:45 a.m. after a northbound semi carrying hydrochloric acid crashed and began leaking its contents, after trying to avoid a wrong way driver.

Hazmat crews were called from Medford to assess and stopped a small leak.
Crew are still on scene, working to get the northbound fast lane open.

Calls regarding the crash report, injuries and any citations should go to Oregon State Police.


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Sat. 05/07/16
Red Cross Responders At Three Residential Fires May 7
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/07/16 11:22 PM
Volunteers from the Cascades Region Disaster Action Team responded to single-family fires in Coos County and Gilliam County, Oregon and Clark County, Washington May 7.

In Gilliam County, volunteers responded at around 3:30 pm in the 400 block at Shane Drive in Arlington. This single-family fire affected three adults and one child. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, and recovery information.

In Coos County, volunteers responded at around 8:00 pm in the 90000 block of Caraway Avenue in Coos Bay. This single-family fire affected four adults and two children. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, and recovery information.

In Clark County, volunteers responded at around 8:00 pm in the 8000 block of 13th Avenue in Vancouver. This single-family fire affected one adult and two children. The Red Cross provided assistance for temporary lodging, assistance to meet immediate basic needs, and recovery information.

Did you know that the American Red Cross responds to an average of two disasters every day in our region? 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 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.

Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. Take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org/cascades
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Fairview Police Dept. - 05/07/16 5:14 PM
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. All motorists are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Also, motorists should be aware that there will be an increase in motorcycles on the roadways with the warmer weather.

Motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. As a rider, simple things like ensuring you have a valid motorcycle endorsement, receiving quality motorcycle training and wearing proper safety equipment can be key elements in staying safe.

Also, as the summer approaches, the Fairview Police Department will be conducting DUII enforcement patrols to arrest persons driving under the influence. This was made possible by a grant through Oregon Impact.

Oregon Impact provides educational experiences to end impaired and distracted driving. With an emphasis on teen drivers and those that ride with them, Oregon Impact works with middle school, high schools and colleges in Oregon and SW Washington, and attends multiple community events each year to open conversations and encourage good choices.

If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone's life, and inaction could cost a life.



Source:

John Pemberton
Sergeant
Fairview Police Department


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/2172/94259/May_7_2016_Press_Release.doc
Deputies Arrest two for Early Morning Robbery (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/07/16 2:57 PM
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Saturday May 7, 2016 - Washington County Deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to an armed robbery and two suspects were taken into custody.

Saturday May 7, 2016 at 4:12 a.m., Washington County Deputies responded to N 7th Avenue in Cornelius on a report of an armed robbery. Two suspects demanded money, assaulted the victim and fled the scene. Responding deputies quickly located one of the suspects and identified him as Johnathan Zurita-Veladiz, age 20 of Cornelius. The second suspect eluded the deputies.

During the investigation, deputies learned a gun was involved in the robbery and continued their search for the second suspect. At 9:49 a.m., deputies located the second suspect, identified as Luis Rios, age 19 of Portland inside a residence on N. Davis Street. After negotiating with the second suspect for about an hour, he surrendered to the deputies.

Luis Rios has been lodged in the Washington County Jail on a Parole Violation and is facing charges of Robbery and Assault.

Johnathan Zurita-Veladiz has been lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Robbery I and Assault III.

The victim's mother wanted to share the following statement, "The community worked together with the police to take the suspects into custody."


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Video: Chief Kerns After Action Interview - Candidate Visit Concluded - No Arrests
Eugene Police Dept. - 05/07/16 12:15 PM
In case you would like to use it, here is raw video and audio of Chief Pete Kerns' After Action Interview today, Saturday, May 7.

https://vimeo.com/165705413/bbeaa8c850


Approximately 4,387 people attended a Rally for Donald Trump today at the Lane Events Center. The event was managed peacefully without need for arrests or any use of force.

"Eugene has a long history of respectful, civil discourse," said Police Chief Pete Kerns. "And, this is what we saw today. People with differing political beliefs expressed their views without harm to property or other people. The City of Eugene appreciates the assistance of our professional partners."

The partners included: Lane County Sheriff's Office, Federal agencies, Eugene Springfield Fire, Eugene Emergency Management as well as mutual aid support by Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Springfield Police.

With regard to the candidate's safety, it is the Secret Service Staff that determines the risk and security plan for the visit of any presidential candidate. As a candidate travels, each city he or she visits has a police agency that works with Secret Service to provide security buffers, escort, and methods to take the candidate to a safe place or evacuate them.

"Eugene's plan was designed to ensure the safety of the candidate, the public, and to safeguard the constitutional rights of all people and it accomplished exactly that." Said Chief Kerns.

The security detail does come with a significant cost because the plan and staffing are substantial. The City will have more details about costs in a few weeks, after accounting processes are completed.

Note: Police Chief Pete Kerns will be available for media interviews on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m., Eugene Police Headquarters, 300 Country Club Road, Eugene, Oregon.
PF&R crews battle a 2nd alarm commercial fire in N. Portland & pull a victim out of a S.E. Portland house in early morning fires (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/07/16 12:05 PM
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PF&R crews had a busy early morning with a 2nd alarm commercial fire in N Portland followed, shortly after, with a SE Portland house fire that extended to a neighboring home and involved a fire fatality.

At 1:31am fire crews were dispatched to a commercial fire at 12 N Blandena Ave. When crews arrived they found a large column of fire and smoke engulfing an unoccupied commercial building. Due to the size of fire and a rescue operation not being needed, crews went to a defensive firefighting procedure. A second alarm was added for additional ladder truck companies and water supply.

With 9 units still at the scene of the earlier 2nd alarm commercial fire, crews in SE Portland were dispatched to a house fire at 3318 SE Salmon St at 3:21am. Initial reports from 911 callers were that the house had heavy fire and that there was possibly someone still in the home. At 3:24 Portland Fire Engine 9 arrived to find a 2 story home heavily involved with fire and smoke. Ladder Truck 25 arrived shortly after and attempted to rescue an 84yr old resident who was still inside the home. They successfully pulled her from the house within minutes of their arrival, unfortunately the 84yr old female sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second fire victim was found in the backyard after making it out safely but had suffered serious smoke inhalation injuries and was transported to Emanuel Hospital. Fire also extended to a neighboring home within very close proximity to 3318 Salmon -crews were able to limit this damage to just one side. Interim Fire Chief Ken Burns has been closely monitoring the situation at both fires and had this to say after hearing the news of the SE Portland fire victim "All of us at Portland Fire&Rescue extend our deepest sympathy to the family, neighbors and friends of our fire victim this morning. I am proud of the quick and dangerous work done here by our firefighters I only wish we could report a better outcome. This is a sad reminder of how fast these tragedies can happen."

For tips on how you can make your home fire safe, please see our home safety checklist at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/article/408811


Attached Media Files: SE Salmon , SE Salmon 2 , SE Salmon 3-neighboring home damage , N Blandena , N Blandena 2 , N Blandena 3
DUII Driver Crashes into Parked Car (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/07/16 9:27 AM
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May 7, 2016 -- Friday night, Washington County Deputies arrested a man for DUII after he crashed into a parked car.

Friday May 6, 2016 at 11:16 p.m., A Washington County deputy observed a 1995 Subaru Impreza traveling at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop and the driver, Codey Guerreiro, age 22 of Beaverton continued driving at a high rate of speed down SW Farmington Road.

While in pursuit of Mr. Guerreiro, he took several turns through the neighborhood off SW 198th avenue and the deputy lost sight of the Subaru. The deputy terminated the pursuit. The deputy was then dispatched to a crash on SW Bayberry Drive, which is the last known location of the Subaru driven by Mr. Guerreiro. Upon arrival, the deputy located the Subaru he attempted to stop on SW Farmington Road. Mr. Guerreiro had crashed into a parked car. He was injured during the crash and transported with non-life threatening injuries to OHSU.

During the investigation, it was determined Mr. Guerreiro was driving impaired. He was cited and released for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/1128/94253/PR_160507_DUII_Driver_Crashes_into_Parked_Car.pdf , 2016-05/1128/94253/Subaru1.jpg
The West Linn Police Department is increasing DUII Patrols in May
West Linn Police Dept. - 05/07/16 9:24 AM
This May is bringing us hotter weather, as well as the holidays Cinco De Mayo and Memorial Day, so the West Linn Police Department is stepping up its DUII patrols. This past Cinco De Mayo resulted in the West Linn Police Department making 3 DUII arrests. A grant from Oregon Impact will provide funding for the West Linn Police Department to increase its DUII patrol presence throughout the rest of May, and especially during Memorial Day weekend. Last month (March, 2016), the West Linn Police Department made 15 DUII arrests.

Here are some sobering DUII statistics from MADD:

Every 2 minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
Drunk Driving costs the United States $199 billion a year.
On average,2 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Drunk Driving costs each adult in the United States almost $800 per year.
In 2012, 29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol-that's more than the population of Texas.

The West Linn Police Department asks you to please think about these statistics before you operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or using any other substance that impairs your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Fri. 05/06/16
FBI Arrests Michael Emry on Weapons Charges
FBI - Oregon - 05/06/16 10:15 PM
FBI Agents, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the John Day Police Department and Oregon State Police, arrested Michael Ray Emry, age 54, on Friday, May 6, 2016. The probable cause arrest was made after agents and officers served a federal search warrant on Emry's home in John Day, Oregon. The arrest was without incident.

A federal criminal complaint filed the evening of May 6th charges Emry with two counts:

+++ Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record
+++ Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number

Emry is currently being held in the Deschutes County Jail awaiting transfer to Eugene on Monday, May 9th where he will make his initial appearance before a federal magistrate.

Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Lichvarcik is prosecuting this case. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Attached Media Files: Emry Arrest Warrant & Criminal Complaint - May 6, 2016
Milwaukie Police Need Help Locating Missing Endangered Female. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 05/06/16 9:54 PM
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Milwaukie Police are asking for the public's help locating 31-year-old Jessica Davis. Ms. Davis walked away from her residence on 05-05-16, around 3:00 p.m., and has not been seen or heard from since.

Ms. Davis suffers from a medical condition which requires medication, but she does not have her medication with her. She was last seen near the area of SE 32nd Avenue and SE Boyd Street in Milwaukie.

Ms. Davis was last seen wearing red pajama pants with white hearts, a baby blue t-shirt and sandals. She is described as being 5'1" tall, around 135-pounds, hazel eyes, and light-brown hair.

If anyone sees Ms. Davis, or knows her whereabouts, they are asked to call Milwaukie Police. 503-786-7500.


Attached Media Files: Davis, Jessica
Media Advisory - Request to Not Place Helicopters and Drones Above Lane Events Center
Eugene Police Dept. - 05/06/16 5:33 PM
For security purposes, media are being requested to not place their helicopters or drones above the Lane Events Center venue from now until 9 p.m. tonight. Thank you.
SATURDAY, MAY 7th, OREGON ZOO TO HOST 'SAFE KIDS DAY'
AMR Portland - 05/06/16 5:16 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. --On Saturday, May 7th, the Oregon Zoo will host the 18th annual Safe Kids Day. The theme, "Celebrate Kids, Prevent Injuries, Save Lives," will focus on how raising awareness and taking simple steps - like wearing bike helmets, life jackets and seat belts, can prevent children from injuries.

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo -- sponsored by Nationwide and Safe Kids Portland Metro led by American Medical Response (AMR) -- runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free with zoo admission.

Ten stations around the zoo will make up a "safety safari," with games for kids and safety information for the whole family. Every child who completes the safari receives a prize.

Prizes include free bike helmets for the first 500 kids, along with special raffle prizes such as bicycles and scooters. Sponsors include Clackamas County Drive to Zero Program, Col-Tab, Inc, D'Amore Law Group, Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center, Operation Lifesaver, Legacy Trauma Nurses Talk Tough, Nocturnal i, LLC, ODOT, Portland Parks and Recreation Aquatics, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Safe Kids Oregon and Safe Kids Washington County.
The mission of Safe Kids is to protect kids from falls, car crashes, poison, drowning and other accidental injuries. Safe Kids Portland Metro has been helping prevent injuries to Portland-area kids for 19 years.

Partners include American Medical Response, Clackamas County Safe Communities, Ceasefire Oregon, the City of Portland, Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center, Legacy Health Systems, Operation Lifesaver, Legacy Oregon Burn Center, the Oregon Poison Center, the Oregon Health Authority, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and area fire and law enforcement agencies.

The zoo opens at 9 a.m. daily and is located five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Highway 26. The zoo is also accessible by MAX light rail line. Visitors who travel to the zoo via MAX receive $1.50 off zoo admission. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit www.trimet.org for fare and route information.

General zoo admission is $11.50 (ages 12-64), $10 for seniors (65 and up), $8.50 for children (ages 3-11) and free for those 2 and younger. Additional information is available at www.oregonzoo.org or by calling 503-226-1561.



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About American Medical Response
American Medical Response, Inc., America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 25,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.4 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Corporation, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow @AMR_Social on Twitter. Locally, AMR provides ambulance services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark Counties. AMR and its predecessor companies have served Portland area communities since 1913.
Drought impacts conifers from Willamette Valley to Roseburg (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/06/16 4:44 PM
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Foresters and the public reported tree damage and delayed effects from last year's drought on forests throughout the Willamette Valley. Last year's high temperatures, the warmest on record, coupled with a limited snowpack increased the drought's impact. Drought affects trees by causing internal moisture stress that can damage trees and make them more susceptible to disease and insect damage.

Trees impacted by drought can show symptoms like abnormal foliage loss, dead branch tips throughout the canopy, dead branches, dead trees and tops. These symptoms are most visible during the spring following the drought, typically May-June.

"Despite increased rain and snow earlier this year alleviating the drought conditions, the intense drought over the past three years damaged some trees permanently and others are showing signs of stress," said Sarah Navarro, a forestry pathologist for the agency.

Rain will determine whether some of these trees recover or die. If drought -- a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall -- returns more trees will show signs of stress. However, people can help their trees through these preventative efforts:
Plant drought-tolerant tree species
Control vegetation (especially grasses) that compete for soil moisture
Remove and destroy dead and dying trees, blowdown and slash to reduce insect infestations
Avoid damage from machines and soil compaction
Irrigate landscape trees during dry weather, applying water slowly or use drip irrigation lines.
Do not alter drainage patterns (ditches, ponds, etc.) near established trees.
Do not fertilize during drought conditions. Fertilizing trees can dehydrate them more quickly.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/WvK780ztmJo

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YWCA Clark County to screen Portland's own "Black Girl in Suburbia" during their Social Change Film Festival on May 19
YWCA Clark County - 05/06/16 4:30 PM
Vancouver, WA - The Social Change Film Festival celebrates social justice and emphasizes the YWCA mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. "Black Girl In Suburbia is a documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately White communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color." For more information on the film or to watch the trailer go to www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the film's producer & director Melissa Lowery and the following panelists:

Dolly England - Clark College's Diversity Outreach Manager
Dr. Luz Maria Gordillo - WSU Vancouver's Associate Professor & Program Leader of the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies
Jasmine Rucker - WSUV President of Black People United
Luisa Cruz-Vazquez - WSUV President of LULAC Collegiate

Doors will open at Kiggins Theatre at 6:00 p.m. and the film will start at 6:30 p.m. To learn more or to buy tickets go to ywcaclarkcounty.org/filmfest/tickets.


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.

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Beehive Truck Overturns (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/06/16 3:47 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 8:02 a.m., his deputies responded to a non-injury single vehicle crash reported on Hwy 226 near Richardson Gap Road in Scio.

Deputies learned the green 2004 dual axle Ford flatbed truck driven by Cesar Gonzalez, of Albany, was traveling east on Hwy 226 near Richardson Gap Road. The truck is owned by Olsen Honey Farms and workers were transporting a truck load of beehives totaling over 100,000 bees. Deputies learned the passenger side rear wheels sheared at the lug nuts and separated from the vehicle, disabling the vehicle in the middle of the roadway.

Olsen Honey Farms responded to remove the beehives from the flatbed truck. They told deputies the beehives needed to be removed before the sun caused them to overheat. As workers were unloading the beehives with a fork lift, a load of beehives tipped over and fell onto the roadway, causing thousands of bees to vacate the hives and form a large cloud of bees over the roadway. Bee keepers were able to collect some of the bees and secure the beehives.

During the incident the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted deputies with re-routing traffic around the incident. As a result, Hwy 226 was closed for approximately two hours during this time.


Attached Media Files: 2016-05/2993/94242/Bees_on_HWY_226_Photo.jpg
Water Main Installation at NW Savier at NW 22nd--Flaggers will direct traffic
Portland Water Bureau - 05/06/16 3:06 PM
PORTLAND, OR- Portland Water Bureau crews are conducting water main work on NW Savier Street between NW 21st and NW 22nd avenues. In order to conduct the work in the intersection, flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone. The work will occur Monday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 17, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.
UPDATE: Emergency sewer work to close lanes at SW Broadway and Jefferson on Monday May 9
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/06/16 2:37 PM
UPDATE (May 6, 2016) Portland Bureau of Transportation crews are reopening lanes at the intersection of SW Jefferson and SW Broadway in downtown Portland, after working to repair and secure a failed sewer line and underground cavity.

One lane on each street will be closed at the intersection again on from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9 to finish underground repairs. Repaving with permanent pavement will take place at a later date.

During Monday's closures, travelers are advised to use caution in the area. Two lanes of SW Broadway will remain open, with the right lane closed. SW Jefferson will have one lane open, with the left lane closed.

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(May 6, 2016) Portland Bureau of Transportation crews have closed lanes at the intersection of SW Jefferson and SW Broadway in downtown Portland, after routine maintenance uncovered a failed sewer line and underground cavity.

The lane closures will be in effect through at least noon. Crews are assessing the situation and trying to secure the roadway for public access.

Travelers are advised to use caution in the area. Two lanes of SW Broadway remain open, with the right lane closed. SW Jefferson has one lane open, with the left lane closed.

Crews are preserving public access and parking for businesses in the area.

PBOT conducts emergency repairs to sewer and stormwater lines in the public right of way in Portland.

Underground cavities can be caused by sewer or water line leaks, damage caused by construction crews, water from underground streams or weather events. Small cavities in city streets may be a sign of a larger underground problem. The public is advised to call PBOT's 24-hour dispatch to report sinkholes or other roadway hazards at 503-823-1700.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City's transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation
Portion of Northbound Lane at SE 60th Avenue Closed to Through Traffic on Monday
Portland Water Bureau - 05/06/16 2:16 PM
Portland, OR -- Approximately 100 feet of the northbound lane of SE 60th Avenue just south of SE Hawthorne Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday May 9, 2016. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction zone.

A Portland Water Bureau Construction and Maintenance crew will be excavating in the north bound lane in order to install monitoring equipment.

Motorists and bicyclists are urged to use alternate routes. Remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in the construction zone.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies on the lookout in nationwide Safety Belt "BLITZ" Campaign
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/06/16 2:00 PM
From Monday May 16th, 2016 through Sunday May 29, 2016, deputies from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) will be working day and night to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use. MCSO will have extra patrols on the lookout for proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz". This enhanced "Click It or Ticket" enforcement is paid for by dedicated funding from USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

MCSO will be adding extra deputies throughout the county to enforce Oregon safety belt and safety seat laws. Motorists who fail to properly use their safety belt, or who do not properly secure a child in the appropriate safety seat, will be contacted by these extra patrols.
Nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our nation's roadways in 2014 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes, according to NHTSA.
The statistics are worse among teens and young adults: Of passenger vehicle occupants 13 to 15 and 18 to 34 years old who were killed in crashes, 59 percent and 57 percent, respectively, were not buckled up--the highest percentages of all age groups. Within the 18-34 age group, males who were killed in crashes were unrestrained 59 percent of the time.
It's just as important to buckle up in the back seat. Too many people wrongly believe they are safe in the back seat unrestrained. Forty-seven percent of all front-seat passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained, but 58 percent of those killed in back seats were unrestrained.

Properly using safety belts and child restraints holds a person safely in place and inside the car to prevent injury from occurring during sudden stops, swerves or a crash. Without a safety belt or child car seat, occupants can be thrown against each other, the interior of the car or completely out of the vehicle which greatly increases chances of serious injury.

Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

May is a very effective time to ramp up seat belt enforcement efforts. Many motorists travel over Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the busy summer travel season. It's the perfect time to remind everyone why seat belt use is required by law. And we want people to know: we're not cracking down to write tickets. We're doing it to save lives.

So please remember, day and night "Click It or Ticket".
Be alert for landslides in southeast and south central Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 05/06/16 1:43 PM
OREGON - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Harney County and Malheur County through tonight, and is continuing a flash flood watch for most of Lake County and northern and eastern Klamath County through Saturday morning.

Landslides are possible in steep terrain during these weather events, and the risk is even higher in recently burned areas. Track Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. Caution should be used when traveling. According to the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.

Learn more about landslides and debris flows and how to prepare for them:
Statewide Landslide Information Database (SLIDO): www.oregongeology.org/slido
Landslide and debris flow resources: http://bit.ly/landslidehazards
Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 05/06/16 1:34 PM
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held in the Middle School library located at 15916 NE 182nd Ave.; Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Forestry Board panel on federal forests to reconvene in Salem on May 9, discuss future work and priorities
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/06/16 1:16 PM
The Oregon Board of Forestry's Subcommittee on Federal Forests will reconvene on May 9 to discuss next steps as it works to support an increase in pace, scale and quality of restoration and management of federal forests in Oregon.

The subcommittee meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clatsop Room of the Administration Building at the Oregon Department of Forestry's Salem headquarters, 2600 State St. Members of the subcommittee may attend by conference call; the public is invited to attend in person.

Oregon has 30 million acres of forestland, of which more than 18 million acres are federally-owned. The subcommittee was formed in January 2013 to explore means of ongoing board engagement in federal forest management issues, in concert with Governor Kate Brown and other public policy leaders.

>About the board
The Oregon Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information about the board is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/AboutBOF.aspx

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The Pacific Northwest Collects 16 Tons At The Latest DEA National Drug Take-Back Day
DEA Seattle - 05/06/16 12:52 PM
Residents of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On April 30, 2016, in a four hour period, residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska combined, turned in 31,872 pounds (16 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 168 take-back sites.

"In a time when opioid abuse has increased so dramatically nationwide, our communities of the Northwest really rose to the challenge by safely removing significant amounts of unused pharmaceutical drugs from unintended circulation," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Keith Weis.

When the results of the 11 DEA Take Back Days for the PNW are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 300,328 pounds (150.2 tons) of medication from circulation.

The following are the results broken down by state:

Washington -- 13,800 pounds (6.9 tons) removed from circulation.
Idaho -- 3,068 pounds (1.5 tons) removed from circulation.
Oregon -- 10,842 pounds (5.4 tons) removed from circulation.
Alaska -- 4162 pounds (2.1 tons) removed from circulation.

Nationwide, DEA and over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines--about 447 tons--at almost 5,400 sites spread through all 50 states, beating its previous high of 390 tons in the spring of 2014 by 57 tons, or more than 114,000 pounds.

The majority of prescription drug abusers report in surveys that they get their drugs from friends and family. Americans understand that cleaning out old prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, and bedside tables reduces accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of these medicines, including the opioid painkillers that accounted for 20,808 drug overdoses--78 a day--in 2014 (the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Eight out of 10 new heroin users began by abusing prescription painkillers and moved to heroin when they could no longer obtain or afford those painkillers.

The public can submit tips anonymously, via a DEA text tip line. Utilizing a mobile device, send a text to "TIP411" and start your message with "TIPDEA."
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro to host State Games Room Tournament
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 05/06/16 12:49 PM
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro will host Boys & Girls Club youth from across Oregon and SW Washington for the annual State Games Room Tournament on Saturday, May 7th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Regence Club in Portland's New Columbia neighborhood. Youth will compete in chess, checkers, bumper pool, pool, table tennis, and foosball. Participants will get the opportunity to showcase their skills in social recreation games, compete in friendly Triple Play tournaments in a supportive environment, and make new friends from areas outside of their hometown.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland will award 23 first place trophies to individual winners, as well as 46 second and third place ribbons. Club teams have the chance to win traveling trophies to display at their Clubs for scoring the most points and for overall sportsmanship.

Triple Play, BGCA's comprehensive health and wellness initiative, strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. Since the Triple Play initiative was introduced in 2005, more than one million Club members have participated in fun fitness, social recreation and health & nutrition activities.

There are three components to Triple Play: Mind, Body & Soul. The State Games Room Tournament focuses on the "Soul" component of the Triple Play program, which encompasses the social recreation activities that are critical to positive youth development. This includes strengthening interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs and Games Room activities.

Participating Boys & Girls Club organizations:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend
Boys & Girls Clubs of Corvallis
Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

Location: Regence Boys & Girls Club
4430 N Trenton St., Portland OR 97203
503.853.8678
Science on Tap Vancouver - Memory and the Neuroscience of Addiction
Via Productions - 05/06/16 12:36 PM
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.
Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.
Cost: $8 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door.
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

Starting from a very young age, humans are driven to seek out novel sensations and rewarding experiences; the brain is wired this way. During adolescence, some seek out drugs of abuse because they create novel sensations and can alter the perception of reality. Repeated exposure to these drugs creates new experiences in the form of powerful, persistent memories, and these drug-related memories are thought to underlie the relapse that can occur for decades, even after extended periods of abstinence. At this Science on Tap, Barbara Sorg, PhD, professor of neuroscience at WSU Vancouver, will talk about what happens in the brain with rewarding experiences and how drugs of abuse alter the structure and function of the brain to make drug addiction a chronic brain disease. She will also discuss how her laboratory uses animal models of addiction to weaken memories associated with cocaine.

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver.

For more information on Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.
Forestry recreation staff find creative, short-term fixes for increasing demand and limited resources (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/06/16 12:31 PM
Student volunteers help ODF recreation staff build stone steps for a trail leading to the Wilson River.
Student volunteers help ODF recreation staff build stone steps for a trail leading to the Wilson River.
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Moscow, Idaho gets cold. With temperatures averaging near-freezing in March, it isn't the first thought for many spring breakers. So a group of University of Idaho students hit the road, looking for something different.

They didn't arrive in southern California or Florida----they detoured to a one-of-a-kind place in Oregon's soggy Coast Range.

"It's true that the Tillamook State Forest is quieter during the winter," said Clyde Zeller, a veteran ODF recreation staffer. "But come summer, everyday feels like spring break along the Wilson River corridor because of the crowds and activity. We work around the clock to keep up."

Through an ongoing partnership between ODF and the University of Idaho, 10 students spent the week camping at the Jones Creek Campground in the Tillamook State Forest. Volunteering with ODF recreation staff, they contributed 224 volunteer hours performing trail maintenance and restoration work.

The first two days completed a trail to the Wilson River after an older trail became too steep, gradually eroding into the river. Learning how to grade, excavate and level a pad, and install wooden steps, the students moved gravel to create a smooth new surface. The next day they constructed stone steps and picked up trash at busy recreation spots.

On their last day, volunteers potted 800 tree seedlings at the Northwest Outdoor Restoration Partnership nursery in Tillamook. The nursery is a Bureau of Land Management and Tillamook Estuaries Partnership cooperative, providing native plants for restoration work underway by local watershed councils and land management agencies such as ODF.

"Our partnership with the University of Idaho is a great example of collaboration and resourcefulness," said Zeller. "As northwest Oregon state forests become increasingly more popular for outdoor recreation, we do our best to find short-term solutions such as volunteer support and leveraging partnerships when possible. Unfortunately this isn't sustainable as state forest recreation becomes increasingly more popular, causing demand to outpace the resources available for adequate management."

The students toured the Oregon coast before heading home, camping at Cape Lookout State Park and exploring the Salmonberry River, the Tillamook Forest Center, and the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The ODF Tillamook District will host another group in March 2017.

The University of Idaho's Alternative Service Break program provides students opportunities to develop leadership skills through service across the globe focusing on social justice issues. Spring ASB offers week-long regional trips based in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming performing trail work, habitat restoration, and working with the homeless.

Learn more about the University of Idaho Alternative Service Breaks program here:
https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/student-involvement/volunteer/asb

Learn more about Oregon Department of Forestry recreation opportunities here:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Recreation/Pages/default.aspx

Learn more about greatest permanent value and its blueprint for providing a range of forest benefits for Oregonians here:
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_600/oar_629/629_035.html

Learn more about state forests here:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Working/Pages/StateForests.aspx

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Attached Media Files: Student volunteers help ODF recreation staff build stone steps for a trail leading to the Wilson River. , University of Idaho students volunteer to pick up trash at busy Tillamook State Forest recreation spots. , University of Idaho students celebrate the week at the Oregon Department of Forestry Tillamook District Office.
THPRD named finalist for prestigious national award
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Dist. - 05/06/16 12:11 PM
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has been named a finalist for the coveted 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

The award is presented annually by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The program honors communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition.

Gold Medal applicants are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials.

"It's a great honor to be a finalist for the Gold Medal," said THPRD General Manager Doug Menke. "It demonstrates that we are serving the community's interests and improving the quality of life for our residents in the Beaverton area."

Gold Medal applicants are separated into seven classes -- five based on population, one for armed forces recreation and the other for state park systems. THPRD is in Class II (for agencies that serve 150,000 to 400,000 residents).

The other Class II finalists are the Arlington (Texas) Parks and Recreation
Department; Cary (N.C.) Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources; and Grand Prairie (Texas) Park, Arts and Recreation.

THPRD submitted its Gold Medal application in March, providing a series of quantitative data about district resources (miles of trails, park acreage, sports fields, etc.) and answering nine essay questions about key areas of operation, including programs that support the NRPA's three pillars of community impact -- Health & Wellness, Conservation and Social Equity.

"The process was illuminating," said Deb Schoen, THPRD's interim superintendent of Sports, who led the nomination process. "As we prepared our answers, the list of programs that deserved a mention kept getting longer. It was a morale boost to see the comprehensive list of programs we offer that are having a positive impact."

A panel of five park and recreation professionals reviews all application materials. The judges are chosen for their considerable experience and knowledge in parks and recreation on both the local and national levels.

Gold Medal Award winners will be announced at the 2016 NRPA Annual Conference in St. Louis Oct. 5-8. Musco Lighting LLC has sponsored the Gold Medal Awards program for more than 10 years.

About THPRD

Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50 square miles and serving about 240,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 95 park sites with active recreational amenities, nearly 70 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and about 1,500 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration is a nonprofit organization founded to advance knowledge related to the administration of recreation and parks; to encourage scholarly efforts by both practitioners and educators that would enhance the practice of park and recreation administration; to promote broader public understanding of the importance of parks and recreation to the public good; and, to conduct research, publish scholarly papers and sponsor seminars related to the advancement of park and recreation administration. For more information, visit www.aapra.org.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA's flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

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Streamside (Riparian) Rulemaking Advisory Committee meets May 12
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/06/16 11:44 AM
Release date: May 6, 2016

Contact:
Angie Lane, Project Manager, 503-945-7387, angie.g.lane@oregon.gov


The Riparian Rulemaking Advisory Committee will meet on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Keizer Community Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer. The committee will discuss:
Timeline and expectations to complete the committee's work
How to define the term "well-distributed" for trees adding to the streamside buffer
Possible relief for landowners impacted by the new policy
Recommendations from the agency for integrating new rule language into the current rules.
The committee advises the agency for drafting rules the Board of Forestry will consider when adopting rules to implement its decision to increase streamside shade buffers along some fish-bearing streams.

This is a public meeting that includes opportunities to provide comment at the beginning and end of the meeting. The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. Interpreter requests for the hearing impaired and other accommodations should be made by May 9. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

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