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05/23/15
Injury Traffic Crash, I-5 Milepost 271 NB.
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/23/15
OSP Troopers and emergency crews are on scene of a multi vehicle traffic crash on I-5 near milepost 271 in Marion County. Both northbound and southbound traffic is backed up. Expect delays for several hours and plan alternative travel routes. Check www.tripcheck.com for updates. More information will be released when it is available.
5-Day-Old Baby Goat Stolen from Pasture (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/15
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On May 23, 2015 shortly after 12:00 PM, a 5-day-old baby male goat was stolen from a property on S Holly Ln in unincorporated Oregon City. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Deputies learned the baby goat was with his mother in a front pasture while the homeowner was inside for a short period of time. When the homeowner returned to the pasture, she discovered the baby goat missing and its mother desperately pacing the fence line.

The baby goat was named Harry Truman after the late lodge owner at the time of Mount St. Helens' eruption. Neighbors assisted with searching for Harry Truman on and around the property. Harry Truman's mother, Lola, is currently being supported by her favorite horse while she awaits her son's return.

A picture of Harry Truman is attached to this press release. Lola is a pygmy-angora mix goat and the father was a pygmy goat. The homeowner is willing to speak with interested media and her information can be obtained by paging the CCSO PIO.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is looking for additional leads regarding this case. Anyone with immediate information about the missing goat is urged to call (503) 655-8211 and reference CCSO case number 15-14219.

Otherwise, the Sheriff's Office Tip Line is always available at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online submission form.


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Cowlitz County Sheriff Investigates Shooting
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/23/15
Toutle, WA-At approximately 7:50 a.m., 67 year old Donald Donais called Cowlitz 911 to report that he had been shot. As Cowlitz County Sheriff's deputies and aid personnel were responding, Donais told 911 that he had gotten in an argument with the suspect, his 52 year old male roommate, Stanley Bartkowiak. The victim, suspect, and the suspect's ex-wife had been staying at the residence in the 9800 block of Spirit Lake Highway.
Bartkowiak had been asked to move out and he became very upset. He allegedly went outside and flattened the tires on a vehicle, then came in the house and armed himself with a .38 caliber handgun. The suspect then went into the bedroom where the victim was and a fight ensued. During the altercation Bartkowiak allegedly held Donais down and shot him in the head, grazing the victim's forehead. At some point, the victim was shot a second time. The victim fled the residence and ran to a neighboring home where he called 911.
When deputies arrived on-scene, Bartkowiak refused to exit the residence, but eventually surrendered to deputies. He was transported to St. John hospital pending jail booking. Bartkowiak did not appear to be injured, but was transported for evaluation.
Donais was transported by Life-flight to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, where he has been treated and released for superficial gunshot wounds.
"I pray this is not the weekend law-enforcement forecast." Said Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson. "Let's celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with caring hearts, and for the right reasons." Sheriff Nelson said.
Deputies were assisted by Castle Rock Police.
The investigation is continuing, and an update will be issued if additional information comes available.
Sheriff Mark Nelson
360-577-3092

It should be noted that there is no cellular service, so Sheriff Nelson will not be available for phone contact for several hours. You may leave a message at 360-751-8101 and he will get back to you at his earliest opportunity.
OSP Arrests Impaired Beaverton Man After Crash and Elude (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/23/15
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On May 23, 2015 at about 5:57AM, an OSP Trooper was working patrol in a highway construction zone on I-205 near milepost 14. The trooper observed a southbound 1998 Chevy Sedan, traveling at 76mph in a 55mph zone.

As the trooper was catching up to the vehicle, it attempted to take the SR224 exit (milepost 13) and left the roadway, striking a bridge support. The trooper pulled up behind the vehicle with lights activated and the driver left the scene, despite vehicle damage and a flat tire. The driver failed to yield for a short distance eventually stopping after the wheel disintegrated.

Vicente BURCIAGO, age 25, of Beaverton, was arrested for DUII, Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Hit and Run - Property Damage. BURCIAGO submitted a breath sample of .16% and was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.


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Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 23-Year-Old Man Involved in University Park Neighborhood Shooting (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/23/15
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In the afternoon hours of Friday May 23, 2015, Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers, assisted by members of the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

23-year-old Marcel Lee Daniel Jr. of North Portland was arrested on Friday and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He will be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

Investigators also served search warrants at two residences associated to Daniel: 9422 North Adriatic Avenue and 9586 North Buchanan Avenue.

This investigation started on Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 4:26 p.m., when North Precinct and GET officers responded to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 4300 block of North Willis Boulevard. The caller reported that her grandson, 20-year-old Robert Lee Bradford, arrived at the home after being shot in the arm. Bradford was transported by a family member to a Portland hospital for treatment to his non-life-threatening injury.

Investigators learned that the shooting occurred in the area of North Portsmouth Avenue and Bowdoin Street and that the occupants of two moving vehicles were shooting at each other.

Using witness information and investigative leads, GET investigators determined Daniel and Bradford were together in one vehicle during the shooting. The other vehicle has yet to be identified.

Daniel's vehicle was seized from the home on North Buchanan Avenue, along with a handgun and a small amount of crack cocaine.

This investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-2087, brad.clifton@portlandoregon.gov.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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Oregon State Police Continuing Fatal Hit and Run Investigation In Salem
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/23/15
On May 23, 2015 at about 12:25AM, the Salem Police Department received a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on the Salem Parkway (Hwy 99E) at Cherry Ave in Northeast Salem.

According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Mike Iwai, when police arrived they found Travis J. LANE, 36, of Salem, deceased. Initial witness information indicated that LANE was struck by an unknown vehicle that left the scene after the crash.

Initial investigation was unable to determine LANE's positioning on the roadway.

Several hours after the crash a subject called Salem Police dispatch and said she might have hit something. The subject, Kimberly A MALM, age 36, of Salem, was eventually arrested for Manslaughter II, DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering and Fail to Perform the Duties of a driver Felony.

The section of HWY 99E is now open but the investigation is continuing at a residence in Marion County. More information will be released when it is available.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by units from the Salem Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, Marion County District Attorney's Office, Marion County Medical Examiner's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Vancouver Police investigate shooting
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/23/15
On 5/22/15 at approximately 23:52 hours, the Vancouver Police Department responded to a shooting in the 3400 block of U Street. A 26 year old male was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening wounds. VPD does not believe that the general public is in danger due to this incident. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the event is asked to call 911.
05/22/15
Vancouver Police Department are investigating an incident possibly involving a missing child
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/22/15
***** UPDATE *****

Child has been located at his residence in the same neighborhood from where the search had started. Child is safe and was not missing at any point in time.

Big thanks to all media outlets and public with assistance in this matter.

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On 05-22-15 at approximately 7:30 pm Vancouver Police Officers responded to Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School in Vancouver ( 14300 block of NE 49th St ) for a "Suspicious Circumstances" call.

Further investigation revealed that a 8-9 year old boy was playing on a playground on property of the school. The boy was approached by an adult male who did not appear to be related to the boy or know him. Male and the boy both left the park / school area together, riding their respective bicycles.

Vancouver Police Officers are attempting to confirm whether the described child is accounted for with his parents or guardians. Citizens with any information on this incident are asked to call Vancouver Police Dispatch as soon as possible.

Description of the child: 8-9 year old male, appears to be Hispanic. Thin to medium build. Last seen wearing a blue bicycle helmet, dark blue jacket with hood attached, blue jeans, black shoes, and a gray backpack. He was riding a dark blue bicycle.

Description of the male last observed with the child: White male, 50-65 years old, balding, with white or gray hair, wearing glasses. Medium to large build. Last seen wearing a light blue sweater, khaki pants and dark colored shoes. He was riding a motorized bicycle, gold in color, and with a basket attached to the front.
Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Collision with Vehicle
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/15
May 22, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle and a bicyclist collided. The bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries.

On May 22, 2015, at 1:45 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Miller Road at SW Barnes Road in the community of Cedar Mill concerning a traffic crash between a bicyclist and a sport utility vehicle.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found David Garcia, 43, from Cedar Mill, unconscious in the roadway. He incurred life-threatening injuries. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue treated Mr. Garcia prior to transporting him to Emanuel Hospital.

Sheriff's Deputies learned that a 1988 Ford Bronco had been driven by David Warren, 64, from Hillsboro, eastbound on SW Barnes Road. Deputies found that David Garcia was riding his bicycle westbound on SW Barnes Road. Witnesses told investigators that he was riding his bicycle at a high speed and continued straight while in the right turn lane at SW Miller Road. Mr. Warren turned his Bronco left onto SW Miller Road into the path of Mr. Garcia.

David Warren remained at the crash scene and cooperated with investigators, he was not injured.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist with diagrams and processing evidence. The intersection was closed for approximately three hours.

Investigators will complete their analysis of this crash in the coming weeks. No citations have been issued.
Oregon State Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Missing Child (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/22/15
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The Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help in locating a child taken from Longview, WA.

Child #1- Cash TRAVIS, 18 months old male

Suspect #1 - Andy W TRAVIS, 34 years old, of Longview, 6' 3" 250 lbs, brown eyes with brown hair or shaved head

Suspect #2 Cerena M BARROS, 25 years old, Longview, 5'03" 100 lbs, blue eyes with dark hair or possibly strawberry, blonde hair

On May 17th, Longview Police Department and Oregon DHS became aware that Andy TRAVIS and Cerena BARROS took Cash TRAVIS in violation of a court order. Both Cerenea and Andy are non-custodial parents.

It is believed they are heading to California. There are currently felony warrants out for their arrest.

Suspect vehicle -2000 Ford F150 pickup, white, with Ohio License of DGD6579. The Ohio license does not belong to this vehicle and is believed to be a switched plate. Vehicle has a Starbucks style bumper sticker in the back window "I luv coffee and guns" and a license plate holder that is from "Santa Cruz Beach Auto Sales".

If spotted, please call the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 503-397-3131. The Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency.


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Deputies Seeking Help in Finding Man Who Attempted to Abduct a Child (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/15
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Today at about 3:15 pm, three students walking home from Four Corners Elementary, in south east Salem, banded together and thwarted an attempted abduction. The three students, ranging in age from 5 to 7, were approached by a male asking for Girl Scout Cookies. When the male attempted to grab one of the children, the oldest stepped in and slapped the wrist of the male allowing the victim to escape. The children ran away and the male chased after them, a witness working in the area called to the man, which startled the suspect causing him to run back to his vehicle and speed away.

The suspect is described as a thin, black male adult, 20 to 30 years old, with short curly hair, no facial hair and a nose piercing. He was wearing long pants, Adidas shoes and a black sweatshirt. The male had some type of distinct marking on either his face or neck. The mark is described as a tattoo or possibly a birthmark shaped like a bird or skull.

His vehicle is described as a charcoal, two door, gray, possibly 2009, all stock, Acura, with tinted windows, a green triangle hanging from the rear view mirror and cigarettes were seen in the center console. The Sheriff's Office is seeking any information regarding this suspect. If you see this person or know of his whereabouts please dial 911 immediately, you can remain anonymous.


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UPDATE - SERT RESPONDING: Shooting Investigation Underway Near I-205 and Airport Way - Marine Drive Closed
Portland Police Bureau - 05/22/15
The suspect in this incident was not located and officers have cleared the area. All traffic lanes have been reopened.

The victim in this incident, a male adult, was pistol-whipped by the suspect. No shots were actually fired and detectives are following-up to determine what led up to the assault.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Assault detectives at (5030 823-0400.

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The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), Air Support Unit (ASU) and the Canine Unit are all responding to assist on this call.

Media staging is on the North side of the Holiday Inn Express parking lot on Airport Way. Access will likely be from the South and/or East.

PIO is enroute to the scene.

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On Friday May 22, 2015, at 2:07 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 12000 block of Northeast Airport Way (East of the I-205 bridge).

Multiple officers have responded to the scene and are looking for a suspect who may be armed and in the area.

Officers and medical personnel located a victim at McDonald's and he is receiving treatment after being physically assaulted. It does not appear that there are any gunshot victims in the area and it is not yet clear what circumstances led to the shooting.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, 115 pounds, wearing a black sweatshirt with white writing on the back and blue jeans.

A witness described the suspect running towards Marine Drive from the area of Home Depot.

Marine Drive is presently closed to all traffic, from 122nd to 33rd Avenue, as police begin to search the area for the suspect.

North Precinct officers are being assisted by Port of Portland Police, Gresham Police, and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone seeing a person matching the suspect's description in the area should call 9-1-1. Witnesses or anyone with non-emergency information should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

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Memorial Day Closure
Canby Area Transit - 05/22/15
There will be no bus service and our office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of
Memorial Day.
5 of 25 Area Businesses Cited for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors in sting operation
Forest Grove Police - 05/22/15
A joint operation between the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), the Forest Grove Police Department and the North Plain Police Department resulted in five citations for furnishing alcohol to minors in a minor decoy sting operation last evening. The businesses cited were Jade Green Palace, Hello Market, Bull Run Cider and Tyson's Pub & Grub in Forest Grove and North Plains Market in North Plains.

The minor decoys used in the sting were police cadets with the North Plains Police Department. Minors entered 25 establishments and attemped to purchase alcohol under the direction and supervision of officers. The cadets carry ID that identify them as minors and they answer truthfully about their age if asked.

This mission was part of a collaborative effort to enforce laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors and to discourage underage drinking. The OLCC offers training courses on how to properly check ID's and recognize false identification along with learning the laws on minors and alcohol. For more information on employee training programs or questions related to OLCC laws and regulation, please visit www.oregon.gov/OLCC.
Lions Day at the Capitol Thursday May 28th
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 05/22/15
Please join the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation and Lions Clubs from around the state of Oregon at your State Capitol this Thursday, May 28th, from 8am-2pm. We will be hosting a barbecue, visits with you State Legislators, and a debriefing in HR 257 in regards to House Bill 3190.

25% of children have vision health issues yet less than 1 in 10 have eyeglasses. Too many children under-perform in school due to the lack of vision screenings in our schools. House Bill 3190 will establish the Vision Health Fund, which will make funds available to school districts, to provide the vision screenings they are currently lacking. With new SPOT technology, children can be quickly and objectively screened, referred and provided follow-up resources, empowering students with vision issues to learn without disadvantage.

If you are unable to join us this Thursday, please help us advocate for the Bill by going to www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html to find your Senator and contact them to express your interest in their support of HB3190.
For more questions or call to action suggestions please contact Laura Cunniff at the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation at Laura@OLSHF.org; 503-413-7399.


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Hockinson School District Regular Board Meeting
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 05/22/15
The Hockinson School District will hold a Regular Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the Hockinson Middle School Library, located at 15916 NE 182nd Avenue, Brush Prairie, WA 98606.
Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing to conduct Memorial Day flyovers around the state
Oregon Military Department - 05/22/15
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon Air National Guard will conduct Memorial Day flyovers for various ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or around the designated times on Monday, May 25.

11:00 a.m. Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon
11:30 a.m. Grand View Cemetery, La Grande, Oregon
12:00 p.m. Boatnik at Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Oregon
12:20 p.m. Mount Hope Cemetery, Baker City, Oregon

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be cancelled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training.
Search Warrant at Kenton Neighborhood Home Yields Cash, Drugs, Guns and Five Arrests (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/22/15
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On Thursday May 21, 2015, the North Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) and Street Crimes Unit (SCU) served a search warrant at 8602 North Endicott Avenue after receiving neighborhood complaints about drug activity at the home.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served the warrant and secured the home for investigators. SERT is utilized by the Bureau to serve search warrants that are deemed "high risk" due to information developed in an investigation, including the presence of firearms.

Five men in the home were arrested and investigators seized a handgun, a rifle, and small amounts of cash, heroin and methamphetamine.

The investigation started after neighbors reported lots of foot traffic to and from the home and that occupants would often leave the home and conduct drug sales in the neighborhood. Neighbors worked with North Precinct officers to develop additional information leading to the search warrant and arrests.

The five men arrested were identified as:

40-year-old Michael Eric Humphrey

36-year-old Travis Eugene Leach

40-year-old Jesse John Hill

45-year-old Sean Tibe

36-year-old Michael James Ermis

All five men were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a variety of charges.

Humphrey was booked on charges of Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Heroin; Manufacturing, Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine; Felon in Possession of a Firearm; and, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Leach was booked on charges Possession of Heroin along with two outstanding arrest warrants.

Hill was booked on a charge of Possession of Heroin.

Tibe was booked on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Attempted Possession of Heroin.

Ermis was booked on a charge of Possession of Heroin.

Community members concerned about drug activity in their neighborhood should report the information on line at http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=30740 or call the Drugs and Vice Division Drug Complaint Hotline at 503-823-3784.

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Orchard Heights Small Dog Park Celebration Event May 30
City of Salem - 05/22/15
The public is invited to attend a special event to celebrate the grand opening of a fenced, small dog play area at Orchard Heights Park sponsored by West Salem Neighborhood Association and City of Salem Public Works Parks Operations. The event is Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. Orchard Heights Park is located at 1165 Orchard Heights Road NW.

West Salem Neighborhood Association raised nearly $4,500 for this project. The City of Salem Park Improvement Fund funded the $390 balance needed to proceed with the project.

Small dogs and their owners are invited to play at the new, fenced dog park that is adjacent to a larger off-leash dog area. The event includes ribbon-cutting, refreshments, and doggie treats. Please join us for the festivities!
CRT/YCINT Seize Methamphetamine, Heroin, Prescription Pills in Seach Warrant Service (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/15
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On May 19th at about 3 p.m., investigators from the Yamhill County Community Response Team (CRT) and Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) performed a drug interdiction traffic stop on McDonald Street near 27th Street in McMinnville. A narcotics canine was called to the scene and the stop eventually yielded over 37 grams of Methamphetamine and over $400 cash.

Arrested from the stop was Stephani A. Freund, 34 years of age and Richard P. Graham, 30 years of age. Both were lodged in the Yamhill County Jail.

The traffic stop was followed up with search warrants that were served at Graham's residence at 711 S.E. Ford Street #2 and Freund's residence at 705 N.E. Galloway Street in McMinnville.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of approximately 3/4 ounce of methamphetamine, heroin, Oxycodone and other prescription controlled substances. Paraphernalia used in the delivery of controlled substances was also located.

Freund and Graham remain in custody at YCCF on charges of Possession and Distribution of a substantial quantity of Methamphetamine, with additional charges of Possession of Oxycodone and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance attributed to Graham. Both have a current bail of $500,000. Additional charges are expected.

CRT/YCINT was assisted in the service of the search warrants by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, the McMinnville Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Justin Brester of CRT at 503-434-7506.


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Traffic Advisory: Spring paving to close lanes on N Denver Avenue from May 26-June 2
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/22/15
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on N Denver Avenue from N Rosa Parks Way to N Buffalo Street from Tuesday, May 26 to Tuesday June 2 from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to prepare the road surface and pave 1.53 lane miles.

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 flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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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
Vancouver Chamber Seeking Sponsorship for Legislative Review Luncheon (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 05/22/15
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Vancouver, WA - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is seeking sponsorship for the July 7th Legislative Review Luncheon. This is an important community event as it provides businesses direct access to our legislators. Additionally, it is a forum for questions and a discussion on the issues important to business in Southwest Washington. Sponsorships begin at $700 and includes a wide variety of publicity benefits via the Chamber's bi-monthly "Vancouver VISION magazine," website and event promotions. For more information contact Teresa Lawwill, the GVCC's Fund Development and Community Relations Director at tlawwill@vancouverusa.com or (360) 567-1090.

The Legislative Review Luncheon will take place at the Heathman Lodge on Tuesday, July 7th. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch served at noon; with the program ending at 1:30pm. The cost is $55 per ticket. You can RSVP via the Building Industry Association website, link also available at vancouverusa.com.


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Survey: Despite Low Inflation, Employers Should Expect Health Care Premiums to Surge into 2016
Wells Fargo - 05/22/15
Health care insurers report continued rising premiums into 2016 with claim trends exceeding general inflation for at least the next 18 months, according to the Spring Health Care Trend Survey from Wells Fargo Insurance.

The survey of more than 65 insurance companies nationwide found that, before any plan design changes, overall claim costs will continue to increase by 7 to 10 percent, indicating even higher premium rates in 2015 and 2016.

"The results of the survey indicate rising cost trends that will force companies into a delicate balancing act of providing competitive benefits while also managing costs effectively and complying with regulations," said Dan Gowen, national practice leader with Wells Fargo Insurance's Employee Benefits National Practice.

"We continue to work with our employee benefit customers to design and implement the best programs to increase employee engagement and support their financial goals," Gowen said.

Wells Fargo Insurance has conducted this biannual survey since 2008 and, for the first time, collected data from insurers for use in forecasting health care trends for 2016. The survey found several trends are contributing to the strong indication that health care premiums will continue to rise, including the following:

* Medical claim increase trends remain in the high single digits - Trends range from 7.2 percent for HMO to 9.0 percent for Indemnity Fee-for-Service annually, slightly below 2014 levels and consistent with Wells Fargo Insurance's 2015 Employee Benefits Market Outlook released earlier this year. Despite the stability in year-over-year claim trends, costs remains at unfavorable levels for employers.

* Rising cost and usage of specialty drugs - The survey showed a continued increase in prescription drug cost trends as a result of price increases in generic drugs, and growing use of specialty biotech drugs, such as Abilify and Crestor.

* Health care claim trends for 2016 expected to increase for most products - Projections for 2016 show 0 to 1 percent higher than trends from 2015.

* Other influences in addition to health care reform provisions - Claim trends are also influenced by price inflation or deflation (changes in unit prices for the same services), increased or decreased use of services, aging, the leveraging effect of benefit design features, changes in provider treatment patterns, and improvements in technology and drug therapies.

Another challenge facing employers is the excise tax, or so-called Cadillac tax, created to encourage employers to offer cost-effective plans and engage employees in sharing the cost of care in an effort to reduce health care usage and costs.

Starting in 2018, excise taxes will be charged based on how much an employer's plan exceeds the excise thresholds, charging $0.40 for every dollar above a set threshold. Currently, 38 percent of large employers are expected to hit the excise tax threshold in 2018 if they do not make any changes to their plan design.

"Since the excise tax thresholds will increase annually using a cost-of-living index, it's vital employers strive to manage health care cost trends in order to avoid excise taxes in the long run," said Nick Allen, national practice leader for Actuarial Services with Wells Fargo Insurance. "For many employers, health care cost trends will be the foremost determining factor as to whether and when their plans will exceed the excise tax dollar limits."

Similar to the prior year, respondents agree the top?three employer product innovations in 2015 will involve wellness initiatives, accountable care organizations and narrow- or tiered provider network offerings.

The survey also found that the dental claim trend remains constant with past results and lower than medical due to a lack of cost?shifting from public to private plans and improvements in dental technology.

"Employers need to have a realistic expectation of what will happen to their health care cost if they don't make any changes to their plan or health of their employee population," said Gowen. "Partnering with their insurance broker and employee benefits advisor to project costs is a critical first step for a business' strategic and financial planning for 2016."

Wells Fargo's Employee Benefits National Practice helps customers with financial underwriting and insurance, health and productivity risk management, benefits communication and administration, and compliance with health care reform.

About Wells Fargo Insurance
Recently named "Best Insurance Broker in the U.S." by Global Finance magazine, Wells Fargo Insurance provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large corporate customers. Wells Fargo Insurance writes or places $11 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products and also includes one of the nation's leading crop insurance providers.
Two state heritage boards to meet June 5 by phone
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/22/15
Two state heritage boards will meet separately June 5 by phone. Preliminary agendas with participation information are available on commission websites at www.oregonheritage.org

These meetings of the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries are open to the public. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission agenda includes approval of minutes from two previous meetings and approval of Oregon Museum grants. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. A public listening room will be available at the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offices, 725 Summer St. NE, Salem.

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

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The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries agenda includes approval of previous meeting minutes and Historic Cemeteries Grants. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. The public may listen to the meeting by 1-877-402-9757 and then enter the access code 46053

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

For more information about both commissions, visit www.oregonheritage.org


Attached Media Files: News release
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered from Willamette River
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/15
On Friday May 22, 2015 at approximately 7:45 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies were dispatched to the report of a body spotted floating in the Willamette River near the McCormick Pier. A passerby in the area spotted the body in the river and called in the report. MCSO River Patrol Deputies and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the area and recovered the body of an adult female from the Willamette River just south of the McCormick Pier. MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner have responded to conduct the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. Portland Police Bureau detectives also assisted.

We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending identification and family notifications. Further information will be provided when available.
YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement (YWOA) Scholarship Recipients (Photo)
YWCA Clark County - 05/22/15
Courtney Carlisle, of Hockinson High School, was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship
Courtney Carlisle, of Hockinson High School, was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship
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YWCA Clark County Announces Young Women of Achievement (YWOA)
Scholarship Recipients

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. Laura McDonnel, LaQuoya Tyler, Courtney Carlisle, and Sarah Furth 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.

Laura McDonnel of Skyview High School was awarded the Soroptimist International of Vancouver Scholarship, LaQuoya Tyler of Fort Vancouver High School was awarded the Friends of YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Scholarship, Courtney Carlisle, of Hockinson High School, was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship and Sarah Furth of Columbia River High School was awarded the Donna Roberge Scholarship.

Founded in 1916, 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.


Attached Media Files: Courtney Carlisle, of Hockinson High School, was awarded the Soroptimist International of Southwest Washington Scholarship , Sarah Furth of Columbia River High School was awarded the Donna Roberge Scholarship
Deputies Investigate Mill City Crash (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/22/15
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports deputies are investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred early this morning in the 48000 block of Kingwood Ave, Mill City. The crash was reported at 2:31 a.m. by a nearby resident who had heard the crash.

The driver of the gray 2009 Ford Fusion was identified as 23 year-old Nickolas Lloyd Johnston of Seattle Washington. Johnston suffered severe injuries to include a broken leg, broken ribs and a possible punctured lung. Johnston was extracted from the vehicle and transported to Santiam Memorial Hospital.

Johnston's passenger, identified as 22 year-old Valerie Zimich of Seattle Washington, also suffered severe injuries to include multiple broken bones and a severed right foot. Zimich was extracted from the vehicle and transported to the Salem Hospital.

The investigation reveals Johnston was traveling east on Kingwood Avenue behind a friend, Adam Luckey at about 55 MPH. After accelerating to pass Luckey, Johnston lost control of his vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking a tree. The extreme force of the crash ejected the engine of the vehicle from the engine compartment. The vehicle driven by Luckey was not involved in the crash.

It is believed alcohol and speed racing are contributing factors in this crash.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Lyons Fire Department, Mill City Fire Department and the Major Accident Investigation Team.

The investigation is continuing.


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Suspect Fires Shot, Robs a Downtown Lounge - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/22/15
On Friday May 22, 2015, at 2:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Commodore Lounge, located at 1650 West Burnside Street, on the report of an armed robbery. The caller reported that the suspect fired a shot then fled the bar.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, responded to the area. Officers spoke with employees and witnesses and learned that the suspect entered the bar, demanded money from the employee and fired a single shot into the air from a handgun.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bar and was last seen running northbound on 17th Avenue.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his early-30s, 5'10" tall, thin build, wearing dark clothing.

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

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Council To Review Recommendations For New Police Headquarters
City of Salem - 05/22/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 22, 2015

CONTACT PERSONS: Kacey Duncan
City of Salem ( public safety facility)
503-588-6255

Robert Chandler
City of Salem ( smoking ordinance)
503-588-6211

Mark Becktel
City of Salem (parking ordinance )
503-588-6178


Council To Review Recommendations For New Police Headquarters
Smoking Ban, Changes In Parking Regulations Also On Agenda


Salem City Council will review a blue ribbon task force's recommendations for developing a new public safety building that would serve as headquarters for city police and emergency dispatch.

At the Tuesday, May 26 council meeting, city officials will discuss the findings reached by Salem Mayor Anna Peterson's task force. The council is being asked to issue a request for proposal for an architect, who would help the city select a location and create a conceptual design for a new public safety building.

For six months, the mayor's task force has held a series of public meetings. The 14-member group has investigated options for upgrading the seismically-deficient Vern Miller Civic Center.

While the entire civic center complex needs seismic improvements, the task force recommended that the police station should be the priority. Police occupy cramped quarters on the civic center's bottom floor.

The task force has recommended that the city only pursue a bond measure to construct a new public safety building, which would be between 75,000 and 106,000 square feet. It also recommended that the city consider locations outside of the civic center campus.

In other city business:

---At a public hearing, the council will take testimony about a potential smoking ban on city-owned properties.

The smoking ban would include parks and trails, parking garages and the Vern Miller Civic Center campus, to name a few examples. Smoking in private vehicles parked on city-owned parking lots would be forbidden.

But the ordinance does provide for some exceptions. It wouldn't apply to smoking on properties owned by the Salem Housing Authority or most public sidewalks. The smoking ban also wouldn't apply to properties leased by the city.

Councilors will vote on advancing the ordinance to a second reading for enactment at the June 8 council meeting.

-- Tight on-street parking at the Capitol Mall may prompt changes in city parking rules.

A high percentage of the metered parking around the Capitol Mall is apparently being used by employees with disabled parking permit placards, according to a city staff report. The city currently doesn't impose fines when someone with a disabled parking permit parks at a meter and doesn't pay, or parks all day in a time-limited spot.

At Tuesday's meeting, the council will vote on scheduling a public hearing on June 8 to consider changing the parking rules. A proposed city ordinance would remove exemptions to parking time limits and metered parking rules for disabled persons.

State policy requires all state employees, including those with Americans with Disabilities Act placards, to use paid, off-street parking areas. A city parking survey, however, found an abundance of vehicles with ADA placards parking for more than six hours at metered spaces along the Capitol Mall.

Salem City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, at the Vern Miller Civic Center, 555 Liberty Street SE. To view the complete council agenda and staff reports, go to cityofsalem.net and click on "City Council" and then "Meeting Agendas"

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Rollover Crash Results in One Death in Rural Willamina (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/22/15
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On Thursday, May 21th, at approximately 8:35 p.m. the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle, rollover crash in the 12000 block of SW Gilbert Creek Road. This location is approximately 7 miles north of Willamina. The crash was called in by a witness and resident from the area. Upon arrival, deputies found the female driver deceased and an adult male passenger with injuries both located in a turned over vehicle, which was identified as a 1999 Subaru Impreza.

The deceased driver was identified as Angie Marie Dean, 30 years of age. The passenger, Michael R. Bidema, 35 years of age sustained minor injuries from the crash and was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center where he was treated and released. Both subjects show addresses in the City of Willamina.

The Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team (MATT) was activated to investigate the crash. The case is ongoing at this time; however, initial indications are that excessive speed in corners may have been the primary factor in the crash.

"This is the second fatal crash in the last 11 days on our rural roads." said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "Please take the time to discuss safe driving with your loved ones, especially with the graduation and summer vacation season upon us. This appears to be another senseless tragedy."
The case is still under investigation by MATT. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Don Stackpole at 503-434-7506 or stackpoled@co.yamhill.or.us.


Attached Media Files: gilbert creek crash
St. Mary's Academy hears from experts, CEO's on the future of learning, leading and innovating (Photo)
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 05/22/15
From left Rick Turoczy, Wim Wiewel, Dr. Melody Rose and Joseph E. Robertson Jr., M.D
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Portland, Ore. - On Monday, May 18, St. Mary's Academy hosted a unique forum that called on experts in education, business, technology and development to help enrich the school's vision for campus expansion. St. Mary's Academy's Post Office Block Development Community Forum: The Future of Learning, Leading and Innovating attracted 200 of the school's community members eager to hear from keynote speaker Renée James, President of Intel, and a high caliber of panelists from Portland's higher education, business and development communities.

"The community forum was intended to ensure we aren't under-visualizing the opportunity that we have been afforded through the purchase of the block. The campus expansion project is not only about bricks and mortar - it's about how St. Mary's can continue to be the leader in education for the future women leaders in our own community and throughout the world. We are grateful to have had the incredible expertise of our education, creative, technology, business and development communities engage in this important conversation," said Kent Roberts, St. Mary's Academy's chairman of the board and shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

Keynote speaker Renée James spoke about Intel's initiative to increase diversity in technology by engaging younger generations in technology early on, adapting the nature of tech jobs to be more attractive to women and making sure female professionals in tech sustain their career path. Her main advice to St. Mary's was to increase STEM programs and to form partnerships with tech companies to allow for internships and networking opportunities.

Moderator Rick Turoczy, co-founder of the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE), a startup accelerator formed in partnership with global advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy moderated each of the panels and raised important questions regarding campus expansion, sustainability, and the school's potential for further integration in downtown Portland.

Future of education panelists Oregon Health & Science University President Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., M.D., Marylhurst University President Dr. Melody Rose and Portland State University President Wim Wiewel, shared their thoughts on what the new building will need to include to stay competitive, academically challenging and attractive to future generations of St. Mary's students.

"Think differently about what classrooms look like. They have been the same for hundreds of years and they don't match what we now know about learning and what is needed to bring students to success," advised Dr. Rose.

St. Mary's Academy also heard from Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, Andy Bryant, chairman of the board of Intel and Diane Fraiman, partner at Voyager Capital, as part of the future of business panel. These experts shared their knowledge on what St. Mary's should offer for their students to be pertinent in the job market.

"Mentorship is one of the most important tools for women in the job market. It will allow your students to understand the work place, and to learn how to become brave and reliable leaders," said Fraiman.

The forum ended with a dynamic panel of some of Portland's experts in development including Mark Edlen, managing partner at Gerding Edlen, chair of the Portland Development Commission and CEO of the Neil Kelly Company Tom Kelly, and Bob Scanlan, CEO of ScanlanKemperBard Companies. These experts insisted on the importance of flexibility and sustainability, both in terms of construction and financing to make sure the new campus will stay adaptable and relevant for years to come.

"You need to connect the dots. Build what is needed for your school's mission, then add components like a start-up incubator, makerspace, senior living space, as well as an attractive ground floor foyer to invite the neighborhood on campus. This is an amazing opportunity and a great responsibility for St. Mary's. Your biggest risk is not thinking big enough," said Edlen.

St. Mary's Academy is grateful to have been able to call on experts who are willing to inform and expand its vision of a dynamic campus to develop young women as the leaders, thinkers and creators of the future. The vision for expansion focuses on innovative facilities and enhanced space for science and technology, athletics, fine and performing arts, and more. The school will take these suggestions into consideration as it plans to expand its campus in the heart of downtown Portland.

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St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic high school for young women located in the heart of downtown Portland that provides a challenging college-preparatory education with a focus on developing the whole person. Founded in 1859 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, St. Mary's Academy is Oregon's oldest continuously operating secondary school and offers a supportive learning environment to a diverse student body from more than 35 cities in urban, suburban and rural Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about St. Mary's Academy, please visit www.stmaryspdx.org.


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05/21/15
Union County - Serious Injury Crash
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/21/15
On May 21, 2015 at about 6:07pm, a 2000 Chevy Tahoe operated by Avis Elaine THOMAS, age 59, from Portland, was eastbound on I-84 near milepost 257 when the vehicle drove off the south shoulder and impacted the embankment and came to rest back on the gravel shoulder.

Motorists who witnessed the crash stopped and extricated THOMAS and her five year old grandson, Zashawan PEREZ, just before the vehicle caught fire from damage sustained during the crash. Both occupants were transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital where THOMAS was stabilized and transported by air to St. Alphonsus in Boise with serious injuries. PEREZ sustained significant but non-life threatening injuries.

Causes of the crash are still under investigation. Information will be released as it becomes available. The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the LaGrande City Fire Department, the LaGrande Rural Fire Department and the Department of Human Services.
***Update*** Fatal Traffic Crash, Hwy 58 MP 19 in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/21/15
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Oregon State Troopers are continuing the investigation into a two vehicle crash on HWY 58 near milepost 19, just east of Lowell, OR.

According to Sergeant Mike Brewster on May 21st, 2015 at about 4:13PM, troopers responded to the report of a head on crash on HWY 58 near milepost 19. It was learned that a 1997 Ford Ranger, operated by Jason HAYS, 33 of, Eugene, was traveling eastbound on HWY 58 when it left the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle lost control and reentered the roadway, striking a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Pickup operated by Johnnie GONZALES, age 53, of Bonanza, OR.

A passenger in the 2003 Chevrolet, Katherine GONZALES, age 50, of Bonanza, was pronounced deceased on scene. Johnnie GONZALES and HAYS were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center for serious injuries.

OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Dexter Fire. The investigation is continuing.
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Previous Release:
Troopers and first responders on scene of a multi-vehicle fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 58, MP 19, east of Lowell. The highway is expected to be closed for an extended period of time. Please use alternate travel routes and check tripcheck.com for road status. More information will be released when it is available.


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****Update****Airport Road Lebanon Fatal Crash
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/21/15
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports that Kathryn Schilz, 17 year-old from Albany has been arrested in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on April 9, 2015. The crash occurred in the 36000 block of Airport Road in Lebanon.

On May 21, 2015, at 2000 hrs, deputies arrested Schilz and placed her in custody at the Linn-Benton Detention Center. She has been charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree.

These charges are a result of the investigation that revealed Schilz deliberately steered her vehicle into the oncoming lane, purposely crashing her car into a 1999 Subaru Outback driven by 40 year-old Tonya Thompson of Lebanon. Thompson died from her injuries at the scene.

Deputies spoke with witnesses who saw the crash occur, as well as witnesses who performed medical aid until Lebanon Paramedics arrived at the crash site. They stated the vehicle driven by Schilz appeared to deliberately steer into the oncoming lane of traffic. Witnesses also said Schilz stated she intentionally caused the crash in an attempt to commit suicide.

This case has been referred to the Linn County District Attorney for prosecution.

Refer below for the original press release sent on April 10, 2015

Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports, deputies are investigating a two vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash reported yesterday at 7:05 pm. The crash occurred on Airport Road near Denny School Road, west of Lebanon.
The driver, and single occupant of the 1999 Subaru Outback, was identified as 40-year-old Tonya Thompson of Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, and single occupant of the 2005 Mitsubishi 4-door, was a 17-year-old female juvenile from Albany.

The investigation reveals the juvenile's vehicle had been traveling west on Airport Road when her vehicle crossed into the opposing lane of travel. The juvenile's vehicle then collided head on with Ms. Thompson's vehicle.

Ms. Thompson's vehicle was found off the roadway in the south ditch of Airport Road lying on its side. Ms. Thompson was found deceased by Lebanon Fire/Medics in her vehicle.

The juvenile's vehicle was located in the west bound lane of travel facing south. Lebanon Fire Department personnel extricated her from her vehicle and she was then flown by REACH air ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. She sustained serious injuries from the crash, but do not appear to be life threatening.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash. Both drivers were using seatbelt restraints.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Lebanon Fire Department, Linn County Road Department and the Linn County Multi Agency Investigation Team (MAIT). MAIT members include the Oregon State Police, Lebanon Police Department, and Albany Police Department. Airport Road was closed for over three hours and re-opened around 11:00 p.m.

Huston Jost Funeral Home removed Ms. Thompson from the scene. The investigation is continuing.

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the fatal motor vehicle crash from last night. Kathryn Schilz, 17 yrs old from Albany, was the operator and only occupant of the second vehicle, a 2005 Mitsubishi 4-door.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Executive & Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Executive Session & Regular Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in the Parkrose School District Office Boardroom located at 10636 NE Prescott Street, Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 p.m. The Board will receive department updates from the Superintendent's office, School Improvement, Human Resources, Student Services and the Business office. They will be taking action on Consent agenda items and several action items. 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.
OSP Seeking Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Sheridan Man (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/21/15
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Troopers are continuing their investigation into a missing Sheridan man whose vehicle was located at Cape Lookout State Park.

On May 19th, 2015 at 1:00pm troopers responded to the report of an abandoned vehicle located at the Cape Lookout State Park - day use area. Investigation revealed the registered owner, James SHOOK, age 49, of Sheridan had not been seen since May 13th, 2015 in Lincoln City. It was learned SHOOK has a history of mental illness and had recently been working in Depoe Bay and residing in Sheridan.

The vehicle, a 1999 Chevy Venture Van was removed from the scene and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue conducted a search of the immediate area.

OSP is asking for the public's help for information on SHOOK's whereabouts. Please call OSP Northern Command Center with information, 503-375-3555.

OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriffs Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, US Coast Guard, the Netarts/Oceanside Fire Department, and the Oregon State Parks.


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Sheriff Invites Public to Memorial Day Ceremony
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/15
May 21, 2015--Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett extends his invitation to veterans, families and friends to honor this Memorial Day Holiday at a special ceremony. This event honors the members of the armed forces that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.

Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey will be the ceremony host and Sheriff Pat Garrett will be the keynote speaker.

Mayor Willey served in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam veteran.

Sheriff Garrett enlisted in 1987, serving two tours overseas, to include a tour in Iraq. Sheriff Garrett recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army Reserve.

The ceremony will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds Veterans Memorial Gateway at 34th Avenue and Veterans Drive in Hillsboro on May 25th at 2:00 p.m. Free parking is located in the TriMet lot at the Fair Complex-Hillsboro Station.

Sheriff Garrett looks forward to the public attending this important opportunity to express gratitude and honor our fallen service members.


Attached Media Files: Full Release With Phot
Arrest Made in Fairview Triple Stabbing
Gresham Police Dept - 05/21/15
Fairview, Ore. - On May 15, 2015, Police responded to the report of a gang related fight at the Fairview Woods Apartment Complex, 22739 NE Halsey St., in which three males were stabbed.

On May 19, 2015, Jesus Vega, 15, of Gresham, was arrested on three counts of attempted murder. The victims, Antonio Sanchez Lopez, 18, Eliseo Reyes, 18, and a 17 year old male, all of Wood Village, are expected to make a full recovery. It is not clear as to what started the fight and investigators do not believe that any suspects are outstanding. The investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information on any gang related crimes in East Multnomah County is encouraged to call the East Metro Gang Activity Hotline at 503.618.1844.
Free Viewing of documentary film "Black Girl in Suburbia" May 26th at Centennial High School (Photo)
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
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Black Girl In Suburbia is a 55-minute feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. On Tuesday, May 26th, the movie, followed by a discussion led by the director Melissa Lowery, will take place in the Centennial High School Auditorium. The event is from 6 - 8 p.m., and open to the public. The film is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities. Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.


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Beaverton's 2015 Tax Assistance Program Makes $2.5 Million Impact (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/21/15
Mayor Denny Doyle visits Beaverton Tax Assistance Program volunteers at the Beaverton Activities Center. More than 60 volunteers offered assistance in eight different languages in 2015. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Mayor Denny Doyle visits Beaverton Tax Assistance Program volunteers at the Beaverton Activities Center. More than 60 volunteers offered assistance in eight different languages in 2015. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton Tax Assistance Program helped achieve nearly $2.5 million in tax refunds for the Beaverton community during the 2015 tax season. The City of Beaverton partnered with AARP Tax-Aide and Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Oregon to provide this program.


More than 60 volunteer preparers completed 2,077 tax returns between Feb. 3 and April 15, bringing $2,491,084 in federal refunds back to the Beaverton community. Tax returns were filed and prepared at the Beaverton Activities Center, and assistance was offered in eight languages.


"This program makes a tremendous difference for many families in Beaverton," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We appreciate the volunteers that have dedicated their time to ensure that low- and middle-income families in the area are able to receive the return they deserve."


Individuals and families who visited the tax site this year had an average adjusted gross income of $27,479 and received an average return of $1,698. The tax site assisted these eligible individuals and families with receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), with more than 425 taxpayers qualifying for the EITC this year.


"The City of Beaverton is one of the best partners we have in the state," said CASH Oregon Executive Director Rob Justus. "We look forward to expanding the program to serve more Beaverton area residents in the future."


CASH Oregon is continuing to offer free tax preparation at their Lloyd Center location (third floor, suite 2010) for those that need to file late or amend a return through May and June. Visit www.cashoregon.org for limited dates and times.


For additional information about the program, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/taxprep or contact CASH Oregon at 503-243-7765.


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 the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for 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 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as 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 Bronze 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: Mayor Denny Doyle visits Beaverton Tax Assistance Program volunteers at the Beaverton Activities Center. More than 60 volunteers offered assistance in eight different languages in 2015. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton) , Volunteer helps resident file taxes through the Beaverton Tax Assistance Program. More than 2,000 tax returns were filed through this program in 2015, resulting in almost $2.5 million in federal refunds. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Port of Vancouver USA waterfront workshop scheduled for May 26
Port of Vancouver - 05/21/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Join the Port of Vancouver USA and its consultant, NBBJ, for a waterfront workshop on Tuesday, May 26.

The board will meet at its regularly scheduled time, 9:30 a.m., to attend to action items and routine port business. The board meeting will recess at noon for a public workshop on the port's waterfront project.

What: Commission workshop for the Port of Vancouver's waterfront project
Where: Port administrative office, 3103 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26

During the workshop, the port and NBBJ will discuss the planning process and initial concepts for the port's waterfront property, and take public testimony. The workshop will be broadcast live on www.cvtv.org.

The port is reinventing its birthplace on the Columbia River. The site, known as Terminal 1, is where the port established its first facilities in 1925. Today it's home to the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, The Quay Restaurant, a small office building, public amphitheater and public docks.

NBBJ will use current city plans, market data, and discussions with key stakeholders and citizens to create an overarching master plan for the port's property. Initial plans for redevelopment could include a mixed-use building, new hotel and public attractions.

Future public meetings will be held on specific alternatives and ultimate development of the master plan, which is scheduled for completion late this year.

Visit www.portvanusa.com for board meeting agendas, information about the port's waterfront project and more.

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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.


Attached Media Files: 2015-05/1489/84713/052115_Waterfront_workshop.pdf
CCC Offers Summer Music Camp
Clackamas Community College - 05/21/15
OREGON CITY - For the second year, Clackamas Community College will offer a summer music camp. The Contemporary Voices Summer Music Camp runs daily from Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31.
Contemporary Voices will offer daily classes in singing, songwriting, recording, choir, circle singing and more. CCC vocal music instructor Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth will direct the program. It is appropriate for people 15 years of age and older of all musical abilities.
Classes will be taught by CCC faculty, Portland musicians and the vocal ensemble, Innercurrent. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and run until early evening with daily concerts concluding the day.
Cost of the camp is $150. To learn more or register, visit http://www.clackamas.edu/Music/SummerCamp/ or email Hollingsworth at Kathleen.hollingsworth@clackamas.edu.
Local High School Students Write Their Way to Essay Contest Success (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
Sarah Crull of Summit View High School
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Three Battle Ground Public School students are winners of the international Magna Carta Essay Contest. Dakoda Hughes of Battle Ground High School, Emily McCoy of Prairie High School and Sarah Crull of Summit View High School were awarded with $500 for their accomplishment.

The Magna Carta Essay Contest is an international creative essay competition that celebrates the anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, which is Latin for the "Great Charter," the first formal document declaring that a king was as subject to the law as his people and establishing the rights of individuals. With the Magna Carta as their source document, essay contestants create a new document that details the rights, privileges and liberties of their own country or of the whole world. The Vancouver contest is sponsored by the Clark County Magna Carta Observance Committee. A winner is selected from each high school that participates in the contest.


Attached Media Files: Sarah Crull of Summit View High School , Dakoda Hughes of Battle Ground High School , Emily McCoy of Prairie High School
Beaverton City Library Hosts Teen Author Visit (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/21/15
Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, is one of the participating authors at the Beaverton City Library’s Teen Author Visit on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the main location, 12375 SW Fifth Street.
Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, is one of the participating authors at the Beaverton City Library’s Teen Author Visit on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the main location, 12375 SW Fifth Street.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - On Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., young adult authors will visit the Beaverton City Library at 12375 SW Fifth Street. The main library will host authors April Henry (The Body in the Woods), Graham Salisbury (Under the Blood Red Sun), Lisa Schroeder (My Secret Guide to Paris) and Mary Elizabeth Summer (Trust Me, I'm Lying).


The authors will discuss their books and answer questions about writing and publishing. Books will be available for sale (cash only), and there will be raffle prizes.


"This event is happening because one of our Teen Library Council members, Hope Edwards, personally invited each of the participating authors," said Beaverton City Library Director Abigail Elder. "I am thrilled about this opportunity to celebrate local talent at the library."


This program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. For more information, please visit the Beaverton City Library's Teen Room, www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Teens, or call (503) 350-4001.


The Young Adult Division at Beaverton City Library sponsors regular programs and services for teens. The library offers a Teen Room, which features print and electronic resources for teen recreation, information and research, as well as Internet access, word processors, and volunteer homework helpers.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library serves more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location and Murray Scholls branch. Each day, the library strives to improve the lives of children and families throughout the city. Last year, the library received a 92 percent approval rating from Beaverton residents. Funding comes from the City of Beaverton as well as from the WCCLS library levy renewal. WCCLS plays a key role in allowing the Beaverton City Library and all Washington County libraries to help the community learn and grow together.


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: Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, is one of the participating authors at the Beaverton City Library’s Teen Author Visit on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the main location, 12375 SW Fifth Street. , Lisa Schroeder, author of My Secret Guide to Paris, is one of the participating authors at the Beaverton City Library’s Teen Author Visit on Sunday, May 31 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the main location, 12375 SW Fifth Street.
Oregon City is the place to play Oregon Lottery
Oregon Lottery - 05/21/15
May 21, 2015 - Salem, Ore. - Oregon Lottery players in Oregon City are hitting it big in the month of May, with more than $1.2 million being awarded.

Lottery officials said Thursday that so far in the month of May, players in Oregon City have won $1,255,322. The month started with Keith Foidel of Oregon City winning the top prize playing the Lucky Life Scratch-its?"?. Foidel's prize was worth $10,000-a-month for the next 10 years. Then, this week, Donna Klym, also of Oregon City, won $45,884.40 playing Special Keno and hitting all 8 numbers.

"Every now and then we see clusters of winners," said Patrick Johnson, winner and promotions specialist with the Oregon Lottery. "This month it looks like Oregon City is the place to purchase Oregon Lottery games. We aren't even through the month and we've already had at least 27 winners from Oregon City."

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org
Two Suspects Arrested in South Salem Death (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 05/21/15
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Salem Police Detectives have arrested two suspects in the death of a subject in South Salem on the evening of May 20.

Salem Police were called to a residence in the 2000 block of Robins Ln SE at approximately 9:19 pm on a report of a physical altercation at that location. When officers arrived, they found 26-year old Todd Federico lying unconscious and not breathing on the floor of the residence. Officers immediately began CPR and continued until relieved by medic units, who eventually declared Federico deceased.

Salem Police Detectives responded to the scene and have since arrested 56-year old William Toressa of Prineville and 32-year old Joshua Johnson of Lyons on charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide and Manslaughter in the Second Degree. Both were transported to the Marion County Correctional Facility and booked. Arraignment for both suspects is set for May 22 at 3:00pm at the Marion County Annex located at 4000 Aumsville Hwy SE.

The investigation is continuing and there are no further suspects outstanding at this time. Further media releases will be through the Marion County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney Henry Loebe.


Attached Media Files: Joshua Johnson , William Toressa
Centennial School District Governing Board Meeting Notice for May 27, 2015
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. At this meeting, the Board will recognize the Triple C Award winners for 2014/2015 and spring athletes who received 1st and 2nd team all-league awards. The Lynch View Elementary School building report and the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling program report will be presented during this meeting. Business items to be considered include: meal price increases for 2015/2016 and the adoption of various revised board policies.
City seeks volunteers to write pro, con statements for proposed charter amendments
City of Vancouver - 05/21/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver City Council is seeking volunteers to write pro and con statements about five proposed amendments to the city's charter. The statements will be included in this year's Voter's Guide, published by the Clark County Elections Office in advance of the Nov. 3 general election.

Clark County's election regulations require the City Council appoint committees of up to three people to write pro and con statements. Statements are limited to 250 words each and must be completed by Aug.13, 2015. To volunteer to serve on a pro or con committee, please contact Jan Bader at 360-487-8606 or jan.bader@cityofvancouver.us.

The charter serves as the City's constitution. Every five years, the City appoints a committee of 15 residents to review the charter and make recommendations to the City Council on potential changes. The 2014 Charter Review Committee recommended five changes for the charter that the City Council voted to place on the ballot for the Nov. 3, 2015 general election.

The proposed amendments include:
* changing the requirements for a councilmember running for mayor at mid-term
* revising how citizens can access the text of proposed ordinances
* updating the anti-discrimination language in the charter
* emphasizing the importance of boards and commissions
* simplifying the initiative process

Complete text of the proposed charter review amendments maybe found at www.cityofvancouver.us/charterreview.

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inici group to Manage Bond Projects
Clackamas Community College - 05/21/15
OREGON CITY - The Clackamas Community College Board of Education last week approved hiring the inici group to provide project coordination/project management services for bond related work. The inici group was selected following a competitive bid process. Six firms submitted proposals based on the college's Request for Qualifications in February. The college interviewed three firms before selecting the inici group.
Voters in the college district approved a $90 million bond measure in November that will be used to build four new buildings, update and expand college classrooms and labs and modernize equipment to meet current industry standards.
The inici group will guide the college through the complex process of building design and construction and will ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget. inici will also help college staff prioritize the large deferred maintenance list to determine which projects are top priority for this bond cycle. The inici group has provided project management services for multiple projects in the Northwest including Tri-Met, the Port of Portland and Pacific University.
For more information, please contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.
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College and Fire District Join in Training Partnership (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/21/15
From left to right, Bob Cochran, Campus Services; Mary Collins; and Ron Adams, CCC Board of Education
From left to right, Bob Cochran, Campus Services; Mary Collins; and Ron Adams, CCC Board of Education
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OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College and Clackamas County Fire District 1 have joined in a training partnership. The two entities recently signed an intergovernmental agreement that enables the fire district to use college campuses at Oregon City and Harmony to provide training to firefighters.
The CCFD1 responds to a variety of emergencies in its service districts including emergency medical, fire and disaster, hazardous materials, water rescue, motor vehicle accidents and wildland fire. The district provides ongoing training and skills training to firefighters.
Under the agreement with CCC, the fire district will conduct trainings at either the Harmony Community Campus or at the Oregon City campus near the Environmental Learning Center. Some classroom instruction takes place in modular classrooms at Harmony.
The agreement has benefits for CCC. The fire district recently donated a used ambulance to the college that will be used in the college's Emergency Medical Technical program.
"We use a lot of apparatus that needs to be retired at some point. The college had a need for a more modern ambulance. It just seemed like a good fit," said Mark Webster, North Battalion training officer for the fire district.
The partnership will also give students in the EMT program at the college the chance to ride along with the fire district crews, enhancing the learning experience. And the fire district has been turning to the college for classes that can lead to advancement for firefighters.
For more information, contact Mark Webster at 503-742-2678.


Attached Media Files: From left to right, Bob Cochran, Campus Services; Mary Collins; and Ron Adams, CCC Board of Education
'White Zombie' electric car presentation is June 5 at CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/21/15
White Zombie electric car
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OREGON CITY - Electrical vehicle expert John Wayland will be showcasing his record-breaking electric 1972 Datsun, "White Zombie," at Clackamas Community College on Friday, June 5. This car is one of the fastest street-legal electric cars in the world and can travel up to 120 miles per hour at freeway speeds.
Wayland will give a one-hour presentation on the history of the "White Zombie" electric car starting at 10 a.m. in CCC's Barlow Hall, room 109. After the presentation, the car will be on display in the Automotive Services Technology shop in Barlow Hall until 2 p.m.
John Wayland "Plasma Boy" is an electric vehicle expert with more than three decades of hands-on experience in designing, building and racing high-performance electric vehicles. He is also the creator of the website "Plasma Boy Racing." In 2007, Wayland and his "White Zombie" electric car were featured in "Car and Driver" magazine.
This event is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend.
For more information, please contact Rick Lockwood at rickl@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3053.


Attached Media Files: White Zombie electric car
Pedestrian Hit by Car; Critically Injured (Photo)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 05/21/15
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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at approximately 8:30pm, Tualatin officers responded to a report of a male struck by a car on SW Boones Ferry Road near Siletz Drive, in Tualatin.

The victim, a white male, 18 years of age, of Tualatin, was walking westbound, crossing SW Boones Ferry Road, in a marked crosswalk at the time of the incident. The driver of the car was identified as Joseph Dean Burnham, 55 years of age, of Tualatin. Mr. Burnham was driving southbound on SW Boones Ferry Road when his vehicle struck the victim in the crosswalk.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to OHSU, where he is listed in critical condition.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist with the investigation.

Alcohol may have been a factor in this crash. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

This remains an ongoing investigation. Nothing further at this time.


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Red Cross Provides Assistance at Troutdale Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/21/15
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross this afternoon responded to a milti-family fire that occurred in the 300 block of SE Harlow Avenue in Troutdale. The fire affected four adults and a pet. Red Cross provided comfort kits, and recovery information.

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 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 or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
The Blues swing their way to the top: St. Mary's golf team wins state championship (Photo)
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 05/21/15
St. Mary's Academy sophomore Kailan Mink, seniors McKenzie Vanko, Alison Brennan and Elizabeth Wiley, and sophomore McKenna Vanko
St. Mary's Academy sophomore Kailan Mink, seniors McKenzie Vanko, Alison Brennan and Elizabeth Wiley, and sophomore McKenna Vanko
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The St. Mary's Academy varsity golf team took first place in the 2015 Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 6A Girls Golf State Tournament held on May 18 and 19 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. The Blues took first place with a score of 649, defeating West Linn by one stroke and Sheldon by two.

"Our score today is the best single day score of any team I have ever coached at State. The come from behind win was stunning - defeating West Linn by one and the next team by two," reported head coach Dan Friedhoff.

St. Mary's senior and valedictorian Alison Brennan's two day total score was 153, followed by senior McKenzie Vanko and sophomore McKenna Vanko who tied at 160, senior Elizabeth Wiley at 179 and sophomore Kailan Mink at 182. The Blues made their school proud by showing great team spirit during this championship and throughout the season.

"I will remember forever the spirit of this team, the mutual support, the care, the laughter, the determination, the hugs, the love they have for each other. They were St. Mary's at its best," said assistant coach Sara Salvi.

Students, faculty and staff welcomed the team back to school with a congratulatory banner, music and cheers to thank them for taking St. Mary's to the top. This is the first time since 2009 that St. Mary's golf team has placed first in state. Last year, the team placed second in state behind West Linn.


Attached Media Files: St. Mary's Academy sophomore Kailan Mink, seniors McKenzie Vanko, Alison Brennan and Elizabeth Wiley, and sophomore McKenna Vanko
Health advisory lifted May 21 for Detroit Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 05/21/15
May 21, 2015

Reduced blue-green algae and toxin levels confirmed

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory issued May 15 for Detroit Lake, located 46 miles southeast of Salem on the North Santiam River in Linn and Marion counties.

Water monitoring has confirmed the level of blue-green algae and any associated toxins are well below guideline values for human exposure. However, the Oregon Health Authority recommends that people continue to be cautious with their pets, because toxins are still above the very low exposure levels established for dogs.

Oregon health officials advise people who recreate in Oregon water bodies to always be alert to signs of algae blooms. People and their pets should avoid contact if the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, or if a thick mat of algae is visible in the water.

For local information, contact the U.S. Forest Service at 503-854-3366. For health information or to report an illness, contact the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at 971-673-0400.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information about advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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Gresham Police Watching For DUII Drivers and Enforcing Safety Belt Laws
Gresham Police Dept - 05/21/15
Gresham, Ore - With the help of funding through the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Gresham Police Department in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact will continue to provide enhanced patrols looking for DUII drivers and enforcing Safety Belt laws.

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

During the Memorial Day weekend, officers will be deploying extra patrols to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. Officers will be targeting those who don't heed the message to designate a sober driver and will specifically target those who get behind the wheel after drinking too much or using drugs that impair driving.

Motorists can expect to see special DUII enforcements during other holiday events including 4th of July and Labor Day along with other special events with identified DUII problems.

The goal of this campaign is to save lives by removing impaired drivers from the streets.

Ways to prevent impaired driving:

?,? Stop alcohol service long before the event is over.
?,? Prepare for guests to stay the night, if necessary, and call cabs for others.
?,? Choose a responsible designated driver.
?,? Serve plenty of food to lessen the effects of alcohol.
?,? Offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages
?,? Report drunk drivers by calling 911

Those who drink and drive risk serious injury or death to themselves or someone else. Drunk (impaired) driving is not an accident; it is a deliberate action taken by an individual that puts many at risk.

Since January 2015, Gresham Officers working specific hours dedicated to these missions issued a total 96 Safety Belt Citations with 19 of them being Child Restrain Citations, 56 Suspended or Revoked License Citations, 25 DUII Citations and or Warnings and 423 citations or warnings for other offences.

Gresham Police will continue these enhanced enforcement efforts in the upcoming months.
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon Soldiers from Silverton, Salem, place in Regional Best Warrior Competition (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/21/15
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Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Jay Eyestone, a Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, eyes the finish line of a 12-mile ruck march at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyoming, during the Region 6 Best Warrior competition, held May 11-14. Eyestone, who is from Salem, Oregon, won the title of Region-6 Soldier of the Year and will go on to compete at the national level in the All-Army National Guard Best Warrior competition. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire, Wyoming Army National Guard)

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Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Jay Eyestone, a Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 218th Field Artillery Regiment, clears a hurdle on the obstacle course at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyoming, during the Region 6 Best Warrior competition, held May 11-14. Eyestone, who is from Salem, Oregon, won the title of Region-6 Soldier of the Year and will go on to compete at the national level in the All-Army National Guard Best Warrior competition. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire, Wyoming Army National Guard)

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Sgt. 1st Class Ammon Benedict, with the Oregon Army National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters, battles the obstacle course during the Region 6 Best Warrior competition at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyoming, held May 11-14. Benedict, who is from Silverton, Oregon, competed against the best Army National Guard noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from eight western states. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire, Wyoming Army National Guard)

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Sgt. 1st Class Ammon Benedict, with the Oregon Army National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters, prepares for the Region 6 Best Warrior Competition at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, Wyoming, held May 11-14. Benedict, who is from Silverton, Oregon, participated in the annual competition, competed against the best Army National Guard noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from eight western states. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire, Wyoming Army National Guard)


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Oregon Historical Society and University of Oregon Team Up to Display Heisman Trophy
Oregon Historical Society - 05/21/15
Portland, OR - May 21, 2015 - The 2014 Heisman Trophy, presented to the University of Oregon in recognition of the accomplishments of quarterback Marcus Mariota, will be on display at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) from Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7. Through a sponsorship donation from Nike, admission to the Oregon Historical Society will be free for the entire weekend.

First awarded in 1935 by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City, the Heisman is presented annually to the NCAA football player whose performance exemplifies the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The practice of awarding two trophies each year began in 1968, with one trophy going to the chosen player and another to the school represented by the winner.

"We are delighted that the University of Oregon asked the Oregon Historical Society to be the venue to display the Heisman Trophy in Portland," said Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society. "Thanks to the support of Nike, countless football fans can view the trophy and celebrate this exciting moment in Oregon sports history."

The Heisman is named for John Heisman, who served as a college football coach for over three decades in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, and who served as the first athletic director of the Downtown Athletic Club and the founder of the National Football Coaches Association. The iconic re-creation of a football player sidestepping and straight-arming his way to a touchdown was the creation of twentieth-century sculptor Frank Eliscu.

Following the exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society, the Heisman Trophy will return to Eugene, where it will eventually be put on permanent display at the University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex.

Hours of the Heisman Trophy exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society are as follows:

Friday, June 5, 2015: 10am - 8pm
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015: 12pm - 3pm



About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.
BGPS Libraries Benefit from Battle Ground Education Foundation Grants (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
Mill Creek Pub and Waste Connections, Inc. each made contributions of $800 to the Battle Ground Education Foundation.
Mill Creek Pub and Waste Connections, Inc. each made contributions of $800 to the Battle Ground Education Foundation.
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The Battle Ground Education Foundation (BGEF) has awarded Battle Ground Public Schools an $8,000 grant to go towards the purchase of library materials. The grants were funded by BGEF in partnership with donations from Mill Creek Pub and Waste Connections, Inc.

The school district distributed the grant in $500 amounts to: Amboy Middle, Captain Strong Primary, Chief Umtuch Middle, Daybreak Primary and Middle, Glenwood Heights Primary, Laurin Middle, Maple Grove, Pleasant Valley Primary and Middle, Prairie High, Battle Ground High, River HomeLink, Tukes Valley Primary and Middle and Yacolt Primary schools. The funds will go towards the purchase of library materials such as books. Teacher-librarians will determine the content of the material, but it must serve the students.

Battle Ground Education Foundation was formed in 1994 to help cover the gap between public funding and the financial realities of educating children. BGEF is an all-volunteer organization serving approximately 13,000 students across 18 Battle Ground Schools. Donations can be sent to the foundation at P.O. Box 2574, Battle Ground, WA 98604; or contact Linda Gellings, BGEA Treasurer, at (360) 885-5381.


Attached Media Files: Mill Creek Pub and Waste Connections, Inc. each made contributions of $800 to the Battle Ground Education Foundation. , Battle Ground Education Foundation logo
County advisory group for state forestry to meet May 26 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/21/15
A group of county commissioners representing Oregon counties that, in the past, deeded forestland to the state for management will meet on Tuesday, May 26 in Salem.

Items on the Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee's (FTLAC) agenda include a forest management plan update, and a 2015 Oregon legislative session discussion.

The meeting will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Building C at the Oregon Department of Forestry campus, 2600 State Street, in Salem. FTLAC meetings are open to the public, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided.

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 responsibility related to forestland managed by ODF.

The FTLAC is made up of seven members representing the 15 counties that have state forest land within their county boundaries. The trust counties include: Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Douglas, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Washington.
Disappointment turns into a Lucky Life (Photo)
Oregon Lottery - 05/21/15
Keith Foidel of Oregon City won the Oregon Lottery's Lucky Life Scratch It
Keith Foidel of Oregon City won the Oregon Lottery's Lucky Life Scratch It
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May 21, 2015 - Salem, Ore. - We have all gone to the store with that particular item you want to buy floating around in your head. But when you show up, the person in front of you grabs the last one.

Monday that happened to Keith Foidel of Oregon City, only in his case, instead of leaving the store disappointed, he left $1.2 million richer.

This week Foidel of Oregon City was the first player to win the Lucky Life Scratch-its top prize, $10,000 per month for the next 10 years. Foidel purchased his ticket at the Albertson's in Oregon City.

"I was going to buy the $5 Lucky Life ticket, but a lady in front of me got the last ticket," Foidel said. "So I decided to take a $10 ticket instead. I'm glad I did!"

Foidel claimed his prize Monday, and opted to take the annuity payment which is about $80,000. Now every year on May 18, it won't only be the anniversary of Mount St. Helens erupting, but also when he claimed his prize. The total prize is worth $1.2 million.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org


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Attached Media Files: Keith Foidel of Oregon City won the Oregon Lottery's Lucky Life Scratch It
NEWS ADVISORY: Crosswalk enforcement action slated for SE Powell Boulevard at SE 24th Avenue on May 27 (Photo)
Portland Bureau of Transportation - 05/21/15
Street view of SE Powell Boulevard and 24th Avenue © GOOGLE Maps
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 at the marked crosswalk of SE Powell Boulevard and SE 24th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws.

Under Oregon law, EVERY intersection is a legal crosswalk whether it is marked or unmarked. Drivers must stop and stay stopped for pedestrians when the pedestrian is in the motor lane or the adjacent lane. A bicycle lane and a parking lane are an extension of the adjacent motor lane.

The SE Powell Boulevard and SE 24th Avenue crossing is a "T" intersection with pavement markings, a pedestrian median island and signage to alert drivers to the possible presence of pedestrians in the crossing. This location is adjacent to Powell City Park and within two blocks of Cleveland High School and the crossing on 26th Avenue where a truck collided with a bicyclist earlier this month, severing the cyclist's leg.

Southeast Powell Boulevard is one of ten High Crash Corridors that PBOT has identified and prioritized for stepped up education, enforcement and safety improvements.

This is the sixth crosswalk enforcement action that PBOT and the Portland Police Bureau have conducted on Powell Boulevard since 2006.

Each crosswalk enforcement action involves a designated pedestrian crossing at a marked or unmarked crosswalk while police monitor how people driving, bicycling and walking adhere to traffic safety laws. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and pedestrians who fail to follow Oregon traffic laws may be issued a warning or citation.
Portland Bureau of Transportation's Sharon White will serve as the designated pedestrian crossing the street from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. and a Portland police officer will serve that role from noon to 1 p.m.

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions about once each month in response to requests by community members, city traffic safety engineers, and Portland Police to educate the public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

Learn more about pedestrian rights and responsibilities. View the results of previous actions.. Find out more about PBOT's safety work and Vision Zero, PBOT's goal of making our transportation system the safest possible and moving towards zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2025. www.visionzeroportland.com.

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1. Oregon Crosswalk Laws - Caption: Drivers must stop for pedestrians in the safety buffer zone indicated in yellow. (What you need to know about OREGON CROSSWALK LAWS ODOT brochure #737-3424 REV (3-2015))

2. SE Powell and 24th - Caption: Street view of SE Powell Boulevard and 24th Avenue (C) GOOGLE Maps

View this news release with embedded photos online: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/531342


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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


Attached Media Files: Street view of SE Powell Boulevard and 24th Avenue © GOOGLE Maps , Drivers must stop for pedestrians in the safety buffer zone indicated in yellow. (What you need to know about OREGON CROSSWALK LAWS ODOT brochure #737-3424 REV (3-2015))
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Press Release (Photo)
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/15
Kyle M Bloom DOB 12/14/88
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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 26-year-old Warrenton man for crimes involving the exploitation of a 16-year-old female. Following a 6-week investigation, KYLE MEYER BLOOM was taken into custody without incident. BLOOM was reported to have initiated contact with the victim at a local school bus stop where he befriended the girl before using social media to engage in a secretive relationship. During the two week long relationship, BLOOM was reported to have met the girl in several public locations for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities. BLOOM was lodged in the Clatsop County Jail on two counts of Sexual Abuse III and one count each of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child and Use of a Child in a Sexually Explicit Display. At this time there is no reason to believe other victims exist in this case.
The Sheriff's Office encourages parents to monitor their children's use of social media and other online activities. Parental involvement and intervention was a key factor in this case. We know many people find social media and the internet to be intimidating however, the Sheriff's Office recommends a simple "Does it make sense?" test when examining your child's online activities. Examine contacts on social media and ask yourself, "Does it make sense that your child is friends with each of the people listed?" If you find a program you do not understand have your child demonstrate how they use it and ask, "Does this activity make sense?"
Media inquiries regarding this investigation should be directed to Detective Ryan Humphrey at 503-325-8635 or online at rhumphrey@co.clatsop.or.us.


Attached Media Files: Kyle M Bloom DOB 12/14/88
Community symposium will address facility needs in Vancouver Public Schools
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
Vancouver Public Schools will hold a community design symposium on May 27. Approximately 70 people including students, parents, teachers, principals, district administrators and community partners will participate in the one-day symposium. Their task: examine current trends and best practices in elementary school design, and identify elementary facility design principles for VPS schools.

Dr. Robert Barr, dean emeritus of the college of education at Boise State University will speak to the group about creating a "culture of hope" in schools where all students, regardless of their background and family circumstances, can grow and thrive. Education facility planners from LSW Architects of Vancouver will bring the visioning process to life through sketches and illustrations.

The symposium is part of a comprehensive facilities planning process. District administrators began assessing school needs last fall. A community symposium held in November involved 70 staff and community members to discuss how modern school buildings could support teaching and learning now and in the future. An online survey in March generated approximately 1,500 written comments from staff and community members regarding school needs.

Ultimately, the planning process and symposium activities will help district leaders craft a proposal to bring more Vancouver school facilities up to 21st century standards. "Schools and programs that support high-quality teaching and learning outcomes are integral to the district's Design II, Chapter 2 strategic plan, which helps to ensure that all of our students are future-ready," said VPS Superintendent Steve Webb.

If approved by the superintendent and school board, a bond measure to pay for school construction and facility improvements could go before voters in 2016.
UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Responding to Investigate Fatal Crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/15
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Harp was transported to a Portland hospital with significant burns where he is expected to remain for some time.

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The driver killed in last night's crash has been identified as 37-year-old Jared Daniel Mack of North Portland. He was driving a red 1999 Ford E-350 van.

The tractor trailer driver that was critically injured has been identified as 54-year-old Mike Robertson Harp of Tillamook, Oregon. He was driving a 1999 International tractor pulling a 1995 trailer full of US Mail. Harp drives for Dill Star Routes, which contracts with the US Postal Service.

Investigators learned that Mack was driving westbound on Columbia Boulevard. Witnesses described his driving as erratic and that he was driving in the middle turn lane before crossing over into the eastbound lanes where he struck Harp's vehicle head-on.

Based on the investigation, officers believe speed (driving) and alcohol are likely factors in this crash.

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On Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 9:13 p.m., North Precinct and Traffic Division officers responded to the report of a traffic crash on Northeast Columbia Boulevard at 17th Avenue involving a tractor trailer and a van where both vehicles were on fire.

Officers, medical personnel and firefighters arrived at the scene and discovered one fatality and one person seriously injured. The injured party has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and their condition is not known.

All traffic on Columbia Boulevard is blocked between approximately 15th and 24th Avenues, drivers are encouraged to use Lombard Street as an alternate route. No time frame has been established for the road re-opening.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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Lyons-Mill City Fatal Crash
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/21/15
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 47000 block of Lyons-Mill City drive at 3:48 a.m. this morning. The investigation shows the surviving occupant contacted a nearby resident who lives on Lyons-Mill City Drive. The resident made a 911 call to get assistance.

The driver of the silver 1988 Toyota pickup was identified as 21 year old Kyle Jeffery Denton of Scio. Mr. Denton was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 23 year old Joshua Lawrence Stinson of Gates, was transported to Santiam Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation reveals Mr. Denton was traveling east bound on Lyons-Mill City Drive when he lost control of the vehicle crossing through the oncoming lane of travel, leaving the roadway and striking a tree.

The vehicle caught fire and Mr. Stinson was able to get out of the vehicle. Mr. Denton was unresponsive and Mr. Stinson was unable to pull him from the vehicle. Fire personnel found Mr. Denton deceased inside the pickup. At this time, it is unknown why Mr. Denton lost control of the vehicle and alcohol may be a contributing factor in the crash. It does not appear any other vehicles were involved.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Lyons Fire Department, the Mill City Fire Department and the Major Accident Investigation Team.

AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home removed Mr. Denton from the scene and his body was transported to Albany.

The investigation is continuing.
Update & Photos of Salvation Army's International Disaster Response in Nepal
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/21/15
(London, England) May 21, 2015 - MORE than three weeks on from the earthquake that brought devastation to Nepal, the Salvation Army response team is still expanding its programme. The small team, ably supported by local Salvationists and volunteers, has also been boosted by the arrival of Bobby Myers (USA Eastern Territory), Captain Petr Janousek (The Netherlands and Czech Republic Territory) and Amanda Narango, a volunteer from the USA.

Damaris Frick (Field Operations Officer, International Emergency Services) reveals that Bobby had no time to get his feet on the ground - on his first day he was up in the mountains in a helicopter!

The partnerships formed with other organisations are proving to be vital, especially as many remote communities can only be reached by helicopter. In the Sindhupalchok District, The Salvation Army is working with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) which offers reduced rates to non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Through this partnership with MAF, the Salvation Army team distributed rice and solar chargers to three villages in Sindhupalchok in three helicopter trips. While the total of 925 kg rice and 44 solar lamps doesn't seem to be a huge amount for three villages, it complements the items people were able to rescue from the rubble of their houses. Village committees will ensure the items are divided fairly.

Solar chargers may seem a strange thing to take when the need for food is so great, but Damaris says that without the means to provide power these remote communities would be completely cut off from the outside world.

The Salvation Army continues to oversee two camps in the Kathmandu area, where the distribution of hygiene articles, food and tarpaulins is helping to make life a little more comfortable for the residents.

New areas of work are still being taken on by the team. In Nuwakot, rice, dhal, oil and salt were distributed to 280 families, along with solar lamps and mosquito coils. In Gorkha, food drops are taking place in partnership with the local NGO Mountain Child.

A large-scale response is also under way in Ramechhap, 10 hours' drive from Kathmandu, where five trucks are taking food for 1,200 families. Two trucks have already arrived in the community, carrying food items for 280 families and tarpaulins and rope for 80 families whose homes were completely destroyed.

Damaris is thankful for the continued interest from around the world, along with the prayer and financial support. She concludes: 'Please pray for the safety of the team and volunteers on our many journeys on dangerous roads and helicopter flights up the mountains.'

Media Resources:

A selection of photos - including some striking new images of the helicopter-enabled distributions - is available via The Salvation Army International Headquarters' Flickr feed at http://sar.my/nepalpics

SAVN has produced some beautiful and moving videos from Nepal. One is available here: http://news.savn.tv/nepal/ You can also check out "Rita's Story" and more at www.facebook.com/SAVNtv

How to Help:

Monetary donations are the most critical need for survivors. The Salvation Army has set up a designated fund for relief efforts in Nepal. To give, visit salar.my/Nepal or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Check donations to Salvation Army World Service Office (designate "Nepal Earthquake") can be sent to:

International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558
In-kind donations are not being accepted.

The Salvation Army is committed to utilize philanthropic gifts in the manner donors desire. Occasionally, conditions in the field may alter relief activities. If this occurs, The Salvation Army will redirect funds to our International relief efforts in the area.

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The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established 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 spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.
Beaverton Seeks Ethnic Food, Craft and Merchandise Vendors for First-Ever Beaverton Night Market
City of Beaverton - 05/21/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton is seeking applications from food, craft and international merchandise vendors interested in participating in the first-ever Beaverton Night Market. The market will be hosted by the city's Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) on Saturday, September 12, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the south plaza of The Round (12600 SW Crescent), just off the Beaverton Central MAX stop.


The Beaverton Night Market will create a vibrant, intercultural, family-friendly space that is reminiscent of night markets around the world. The market strives to offer a culturally diverse gathering space with traditional cultural cuisines and colorful crafts for families of all backgrounds in Beaverton. This year's market will have openings for about 15 vendors to share their products and cultural traditions with the Beaverton community.


"I'm really looking forward to our very own international marketplace here in Beaverton," said Mayor Doyle. "With so many cultures represented in our city, this is a great opportunity to bring the community together for a fun event that promotes both cultural exchange and economic opportunity."


"The Beaverton Night Market will create more vibrancy and liveliness in our city," said DAB member Shariff Mohamed. "What excites me most is having a universal gathering place for diverse Beaverton families."


The Beaverton Night Market is one of the action items in the "Economic Opportunity" section of the city's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. While the summer 2015 debut will be a one-day pilot event, the goal is to create a regular seasonal night market that fosters cross-cultural exchange, creates economic opportunity for emerging ethnic food and craft vendors, and showcases cultural traditions.


There is no cost for vendors to participate. Interested vendors should visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/NightMarket for an online or downloadable application, due Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Alexis Ball, Equity Outreach Coordinator, at 503-526-2503 or equity@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 the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for 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 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as 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 Bronze 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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Vancouver Police warn public of jury duty scam
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/21/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police recently took a report from a victim of the "jury duty scam". This scam involves the victim being contacted by telephone from someone claiming to be with a local law enforcement agency, telling the victim a warrant for their arrest has been issued for failure to appear for jury duty, and that they need to pay fines to clear the warrant. The suspect then instructs the victim to purchase cash cards in varying amounts over the course of several days and provide the code numbers on the back of the card to the suspect once the cards are purchased.

The Vancouver Police Department reminds the public never to provide financial or personal information over the telephone from an unsolicited caller. If you receive an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from an official organization who asks for financial or personal information, hang up and do not call any numbers the person calling may provide. To confirm the contact information for an agency or organization, visit their official website online or reference the telephone directory to confirm contact information. Many scam artists will further the scam by creating fake caller ID numbers (caller ID Phishing scam) which represent actual official agency phone numbers. Always confirm the numbers yourself before providing any information over the telephone.

The FBI website has a list of many of the common and emerging frauds: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/frauds-from-a-to-z.

If you believe you have been the victim of identity theft or fraud related to a scam please contact your local law enforcement agency and make a police report.




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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.
GREAT Graduation Today at Hosford Middle School in Southeast Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/15
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Today, Thursday May 21, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Hosford Middle School, located at 2303 Southeast 28th Place.

Officers David Hughes and Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-21 Clark County Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/21/15
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The Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide.

On January 2, 2015, the body of 40-year-old Jessica Newton was discovered near the Columbia River in Clark County, Washington. The condition of her body was suspicious to investigators.

Little information is known about Newton's whereabouts or acquaintances in mid-to-late December 2014. Newton was known to frequent East Portland and Downtown Portland homeless services.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

Media Contact:
Sergeant Fred Neiman
Clark Count (WA) Sheriff's Office
fred.neiman@clark.wa.gov
(360) 397-6150

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Oregon State Police Increasing Patrols For Memorial Day Weekend
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/21/15
Motorists who choose to drive impaired, not use their safety restraints, drive distracted or make other dangerous driving decisions should expect to draw the attention of law enforcement officers statewide during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, county sheriffs and local police officers will step up enforcement efforts, now through May 31, 2015, to help save lives by cracking down on traffic violators.

The increased enforcement efforts, part of the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign, cover the Memorial Day holiday period, which begins 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 22 and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 25. The focus will be on ensuring passengers are properly buckled up; child passengers are in the right restraint system; and impaired drivers are removed from the road.

Oregon safety restraint law requires the following:

* Child passengers weighing less than forty pounds must 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 the child's size until he/she reaches age eight or 4'9" tall AND the adult belt system fits properly.

* Best practice (but not Oregon law): Children age 12 and under should sit in the back seat due to airbag dangers.


Key Safety Restraint Facts for Oregon

* Oregon leads the nation with highest reported seatbelt use: 98.18%. NHTSA estimates 175 people were saved in Oregon during 2013 because they were buckled up.

* OSP, sheriffs and local police will be working day and night to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from May 18 through May 31, 2015.

* Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under 1 year old being killed in a crash by 71 percent and the fatal risk for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent, and 58 and 59 percent for infants and toddlers in SUVS, pickups and vans. Boosters reduce the risk of serious injury for four to eight year olds by 45%.

* Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury by 45 to 65 percent. To view a 3-minute movie explaining Oregon belt laws: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/PublishingImages/safetybelts/swf/index.html



Travel Tips to ensure your safety and those of other travelers

* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Be patient and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

* Pay attention. An inattentive driver is a growing safety concern on our roads and an increasing factor in traffic crashes.

* Know before you go: Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1.

* Even when workers are not present, all work zone speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.

* Share the road. Don't tailgate and check your mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.

* Be on the lookout for bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable users of our roads.

* Always use safety restraints and child safety seats correctly (see http://www.oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ for free safety seat clinics and proper buckling tips).

* Don't drink and drive; don't be impaired and drive. These can be deadly combinations.

* MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
Memorial Service for Bruce McCain (Photo)
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 05/21/15
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A public memorial service for Reynolds School Board Chair Bruce McCain is scheduled for 5:30pm on Saturday, May 30 at the Reynolds High School Arts and Communications Building. Reception will follow in the Multipurpose Room. The RHS Arts and Communications Building is located at: 1698 SW Cherry Park Road in Troutdale. The entrance in on the west side of the building, near Columbia Park/Imagination Station.

Bruce McCain was a community leader serving in many roles that placed in the position to serve his community. Bruce's passing is an extreme loss for the Reynolds School District. As a member of the school board for the past four years and as chairman of the board this year, Bruce immersed himself in his duties and responsibilities and fully participated in all district activities whether board functions or student activities.

His leadership, his sense of humor and his devotion to the district will be greatly missed. Bruce was active in high schools sports, serving as an official and photographer. Even when he learned that he had cancer, he thought about our students. His three most immediate goals, as he stated on several different occasions, were to be re-elected to the School Board, see the 2015 Bond pass, and stand on stage at graduation in June and hand out diplomas. Bruce accomplished the first two things; and in spirit he will be at Graduation in June.

Captain Bruce McCain retired from the Multnomah County Sherrifs Department to pursue a private law practice. Bruce is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathy and their three daughters Kelly Martin, Rachel Heller and Stephanie Tyler and their families.


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One person and child receive assistance after single-family fire, Powell Blvd in Portland
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/21/15
At approximately 9 pm Tuesday night, responders assisted an adult, a child and a dog after a single-family fire in the 16000 block of SE Powell Blvd in Portland.

Red Cross provided lodging, comfort kits, stuffed animals, and recovery information.
Two people receive assistance after Vancouver fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/21/15
At approximately 9 pm Tuesday night, responders assisted two adults after a single-family fire in the 6700 block of NE 37th in Vancouver.

Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, comfort kits, and recovery information.
Clark County Patrol vehicle rammed
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/21/15
UPDATED NAME INFO FOR SUSPECT..........

On 05.20.15 at 2222 hours Clark County Deputy P. Walker stopped a vehicle for a vehicle equipment violation in the 12300 block of NE 4th Plain. While confirming a warrant for the arrest of the female driver, and lone occupant, she started the vehicle and fled without headlights through the parking lot of Tender Green Restaurant then south on NE 123rd Av, which is a dead end. While checking the neighborhood, Deputy Walker observed the vehicle northbound on NE 123rd Av, headed directly towards his patrol vehicle. The fleeing truck rammed Deputy Walker's stopped patrol vehicle and fled eastbound on NE 4th Plain, north on Ward Rd then west on NE 76th St. Deputy Walker's vehicle was unable to continue in the area of NE 76th St and NE 94th Av.

Assisting Deputies located the vehicle in the 7500 block of NE Meadows Drive as she attempted to flee again. Deputies were able to pin the vehicle in and place the driver under arrest.

The driver was uninjured and booked into the Clark County Jail.

Driver: McCalip, Angela M. 4.28.70

Charges: Assault 1, Attempting to Elude,Possession of a Controlled substance and 4 Misdemeanor warrants.
PF&R Responds When a Man Falls Five Stories (253 N Broadway)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/21/15
5/20/15- Tonight at 10:00 pm Portland Fire crews were called to the Paramount Apartments at 253 N Broadway. Firefighters found a man down in a very small inner courtyard at the apartments. He reportedly fallen from a window that was located 5 stories above him.

Access into the courtyard was extremely limited so firefighters set up a low angle rescue system using ropes and ladders. The man's injuries were stabilized and he was lifted out of the small area. The man was moved to a waiting ambulance and transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. His injuries are considered life threatening.
PF&R Responds to a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (NE Columbia at 17th)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/21/15
5/20/15-Tonight at 9:18 PM Portland Firefighters were called to a motor vehicle collision at NE Columbia Blvd near NE 17th. When firefighters arrived they found a semi-trailer truck on fire and a heavily damaged van. One driver (in the van) was deceased and the other driver (in the semi) was seriously injured, both were adult males. This incident was also complicated by downed power lines.

The semi-trucks driver was pulled from the burning cab of his truck by two bystanders prior to firefighters arriving. Their quick action likely saved the mans life. He was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

Portland Police will be investigating this crash and the medical examiner will determine the cause of the van drivers death. The semi-truck was reportedly carrying US mail. PF&R will not be releasing the identification of either driver.
05/20/15
No Reported Injuries in Two Separate Shootings in North Portland - Gang Enforcement Team Investigating (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/15
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North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team (GET) officers are investigating two additional shootings that occurred in North Portland on Wednesday evening.

At 6:51 p.m., officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots fired at Trenton Park, located at North Trenton Street and Hamlin Avenue. Witnesses reported to police that occupants of two vehicles may have been shooting at each other before both cars left the area.

No gunshot victims were located or were dropped off at any hospitals.

At 9:05 p.m., officers responded to the area of North Lombard Street and Van Houten Avenue on the report of multiple gunshots heard in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and learned from witnesses that the occupants of two vehicles may have been shooting at each other before speeding out of the area. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or dropped off at any hospitals.

At this point, it is not known if these two shootings are connected to each other or have any connection to the shooting that occurred earlier in the afternoon at North Portsmouth Avenue and Lombard Street.

There is no confirmed suspect information at this point.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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***Update*** Oregon Amber Alert (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/20/15
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***Update***
On May 20th, 201t at about 2:23PM, an Amber Alert was issued by the Oregon State Police as requested by the Nampa, Idaho Police Department. This was for locating two endangered children who were with their non-custodial father.

According to the Washington State Patrol, at around 2:37 pm, a motorist on I-5 in Washington called 911 to report she was behind the Idaho Amber Alert vehicle. The caller stated she heard the Amber Alert description on the radio. She reported her location as northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 46 approaching Castle Rock, Washington.

A Castle Rock police officer and Washington State Patrol sergeant located and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver, Joshua REAVIS, and two children were in the vehicle. REAVIS was taken into custody for a felony warrant related to the alert and transported to the Cowlitz County Jail for booking. WSP Troopers transported the two children to Child Protective Services in Longview. The children's mother was notified by Nampa (ID) Police.

***End Update***

Oregon Amber Alert Information:
The AMBER Alert program, also known as America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice. It is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious-child abduction cases where there is enough information to make the alert effective. Local networks cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information on Oregon Amber Alert, visit:

http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/AMBERALERT/pages/index.aspx



PREVIOUS RELEASES:
***CANCEL AMBER ALERT***

Children, suspect and vehicle located in Cowlitz County, WA. Cancel Amber Alert. More information will be released as it becomes available.
***END UPDATE***

***Amber Alert***
The Oregon State Police is issuing an Amber Alert as requested by the Nampa Police Department, Idaho. The Nampa, Idaho Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating two children ages, 2 and 3.

Child #1 Slevin REAVIS, age 3. 3'2" and 30lbs. White male juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Child #2 Estaleyn-Ophelia REAVIS, age 2. 2'10", 27lbs, white female juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Suspect: Joshua REAVIS, age 31. White male, 6'4", 190lbs. Brown hair and blue eyes.

Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey Van, gold in color. ID license of 2CLL484. Vehicle has a butterfly sticker on the front of the van. There is also a "tribal owl" on back of van.

The children were taken by Joshua REAVIS, the non-custodial parent from Nampa, ID. They were possible sighted in Baker City, Oregon. Suspect frequents campgrounds and may be enroute to Seattle. The children are believed to be in danger of physical harm. There is currently an arrest warrant for Joshua REAVIS for Joshua REAVIS for felony Custodial Interference.

If spotted, please call 911. For tips or information, please call the Oregon Amber Alert Toll Free Tip Line. 866-526-2375.

***NAMPA, ID press release attached below***

NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE May 20, 2015-Nampa Idaho On 05/18/2015, Nampa Police received a call from a mother reporting that her two young children were abducted by the children's father. Normally under these circumstances, the case is routed to a prosecutor to review custodial issues as the children are, in most cases, believed to be safe as they are in the possession of a parent.

Nampa Police Detectives reviewing this case have determined that the children are in imminent danger due to psychological issues reported that are affecting the children's father, 31 year-old Joshua Reavis. Because of these concerns, an Amber Alert was issued and Reavis is now wanted on custodial interference charges. The children, 3 year old Slevin Reavis(male) and 2 year old Estaleyn Reavis(female) were last seen in Nampa on May 18 at their home in Nampa in the custody of Joshua Reavis.

They are traveling in a 2000 gold Honda Odyssey van with Idaho license plate number 2CLL484. All of the children's belongings and camping gear were taken from the Nampa home at the time of the abduction. It is believed that they may be heading to the Grimes Creek area to camp.

Due to the circumstances of the abduction, the Nampa Police Child Abduction Response Team was called out to investigate and locate the children. A tip line has been set up for the public to call with any tips on the case. That number is 208-465-2206. If anyone has a current location on the van or the children, they are being asked to call 911. An official Amber Alert was issued by the Idaho State Police to notify other Law Enforcement agencies.


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Washington County Fire District #2 Local 1660 Firefighters Issues Firefighter Challenge for Charitable Cause (Photo)
Washington Co. Fire Dist. 2 - 05/20/15
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NORTH PLAINS, OR - Washington County Fire District #2 (WCFD2) is the first fire department to issue a Firefighter Challenge for www.BeTheMatch.org , the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. The challenge is finding willing blood and marrow donors with Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) types that match the patient's HLA. To acquire one's HLA, a simple saliva swab is all that is necessary.

WCFD2's Be The Match Firefighter Challenge is for fire departments and organizations world-wide to follow suit and host at no cost a Be The Match event, raising awareness with the hope that together, all nations and ethnicities will contribute globally to help save the lives of others who are afflicted with life-threatening blood cancers.

During this two-day event, Friday June 12th (2:00PM to 7:00PM), and Saturday June 13th (11:00AM to 5:00PM), WCFD2, partnering with Be-The-Match and American Red Cross, will be set up to take simple mouth swabs from willing donors between the ages of 18 to 44. The cost of this screening procedure is free of charge. The donor's HLA type will go into the national database registry. If a match is found, the donor will receive free travel to the facility (wherever that may be) to donate his/her marrow, overnight accommodations and meals. The procedure is an outpatient procedure and donors are not put under general anesthesia. More info at www.BeTheMatch.org

"Finding a cure for cancer in general may be beyond our capabilities as firefighters", said Nathan Kust, a firefighter with WCFD2 who is spearheading this Firefighter Challenge, "but realistically when certain types of cancer can be cured, and that cure is as easy as finding a willing donor with a bone marrow match by taking a simple saliva swab, we should do everything within our power to locate those matches and save those lives".

The Be-The-Match Firefighter Challenge also holds more of a personal battle for the closely-knit firefighters within the district. Christopher Duran Hernandez, the 16-year old brother of a former volunteer firefighter with the district, was diagnosed at the age of 14 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and the disease has recently spread to his marrow. Christopher's only chance now of surviving this disease is through a lifesaving bone marrow transplant and that means finding a match for him.

"Christopher's battle with this disease has now become OUR battle", said Kust. "By issuing this Firefighter Challenge, our goal is to find a bone marrow match for Christopher, raise awareness, promote the importance of ethnic donations, and to get as many people registered with Be The Match as possible for ALL people in need".

The City of North Plains has issued a proclamation deeming the two days of the event in honor of Christopher. Emmert International and the American Football League team Portland Thunder are two major sponsors of this event. Firefighter EMTs from Washington County Fire District #2 will be operating a Be-The-Match information booth and cheek swab station at the upcoming Portland Thunder game at the Moda Center in Portland on May 30th at 3:00PM.

The Firefighter Challenge: We challenge Fire Departments and Organizations worldwide to host a Be-The-Match event. Washington County Fire District #2 will be the first to accept the challenge and host this event.

Please join us in finding a match for Christopher Duran Hernandez Friday, June 12th from 2:00PM to 7:00PM, and Saturday, June 13th from 11:00AM to 5:00PM. North Plains (station 17) at 31370 NW Commercial St. North Plains, OR 97133.

Please visit https://www.Facebook.com/pages/Be-the-Match-Firefighter-Challenge/696452677133678


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Fatal Traffic Crash, Hwy140 MP 62 in Klamath County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/20/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on-scene of a two vehicle fatal crash on HWY 140, MP 62 near the Running Y Resort in Klamath County. Preliminary information is two vehicles, head on and one vehicle fully engulfed with at least one person deceased.

Both directions of travel on HWY 140 are blocked with a detour in place. The highway is expected to be closed for several hours while the investigation takes place. More information will be released when it is available. Monitor www.tripcheck.com for updates on road closure status.
Photo Release: Oregon Army National Guard 2-162 Infantry Battalion returns to Oregon from Afghanistan deployment (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/20/15
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Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Demian W. San Miguel (left), welcomes Sgt. Matthew Christensen, of 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, after the battalion's arrival to the Eugene Airport on May 20. The unit returned home after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support. (Oregon Army National Guard photo by Capt. Leslie Reed, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs).


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An Oregon Army National Guard Soldier with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is reunited with his son in Springfield, Oregon, May 20, following his unit's year-long deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support. The battalion supported several security missions across Afghanistan during their deployment. (Oregon Army National Guard photo by Capt. Leslie Reed, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team).


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Oregon Army National Guard Col. William J. Prendergast, IV, commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, welcomes home Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team after their arrival to the Eugene Airport on May 20. The unit returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support. (Oregon Army National Guard photo by Capt. Leslie Reed, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team).


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Oregon Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Peter G. Heidt, addresses Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in Springfield, Oregon, following the units' return to Oregon, May 20. The Soldiers, who were released to their families and loved ones shortly after Heidt's address, had recently returned from a year-long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support. (Oregon Army National Guard photo by Capt. Leslie Reed, 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team).


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UPDATE: Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's University Park Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/15
A 20-year-old male has arrived at a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing at this time.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday May 20, 2015, at 4:26 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4300 block of North Willis Boulevard where the caller reported her grandson had been shot.

As officers were responding, additional information was received that the shooting occurred in the 5200 block of North Lombard Street, outside the Twilight Room.

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting victim left the shooting scene, went to the address on North Willis Boulevard, then was taken away by private vehicle. The victim has not arrived at any Portland hospital yet and the extent of his injuries are not known.

A crime scene has been established and traffic on North Lombard Street and Portsmouth Avenue is closed.

There is no confirmed suspect information at this point.

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

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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AMR Readies River Rescue Program for 17th Season
AMR Portland - 05/20/15
(Portland, OR) - AMR's River Rescue Team has been training this spring in preparation for the program's seventeenth season. The season kick-off event will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon, with special demonstrations for the media. AMR's River Rescue Lifeguards (lifeguards trained in swiftwater rescue) will provide service at Glenn Otto Park as well as High Rocks Park in Gladstone from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.

Cold water and swift currents in Oregon Rivers pose dangers for swimmers in spring and summer but this year additional hazards will likely be related to lower than usual water levels. Low water levels expose rocks, snags and other hazards and increase speed of currents near shores.

AMR's River Rescue Program is certified by the USLA (United States Lifesaving Association) for open water. Team members are trained to conduct surface rescues, identify hazards that may pose danger to swimmers, and provide public education on water safety. The popular local river parks claimed two to four lives each year prior to the launch of the River Rescue program in 1999.

Drownings are preventable! AMR River Rescue shares simple steps to prevent drowning:
?,? "Wear It!" Wear US Coast Guard approved life jackets and never swim alone
?,? Be aware of water/river hazards (for example- cold shock, currents)
?,? Know your abilities before you go in - "If you can't swim - Don't go in!"
?,? Keep children within arms reach and provide constant supervision around water.
"Drowning is Silent and Deadly" (Children should wear life jackets when in/around water)

Event: AMR's River Rescue Program Media event
Date: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm Friday, May 22, 2015

Attending: AMR's River Rescue Team
Justine Kilsby, AMR River Rescue Program Coordinator

Location: Glenn Otto Park
1102 E. Historic Columbia River Highway
Troutdale, Oregon 97060



Play it safe - wear a lifejacket!



American Medical Response Inc. (www.amr.net), America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in the U.S. More than 18,500 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals, with a fleet of 4,000 vehicles, transport more than three million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. Locally, AMR provides ambulance services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark Counties. AMR and its predecessor companies have served Portland area communities since 1913.
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Sheriff's Office Adding Focused Patrols For Holiday Weekend (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/15
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Beginning May 21st and ending May 25th, the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be stepping up their patrols, adding additional deputies who will be out and attempting to locate DUII drivers. Deputies will be working all hours of the day and night to ensure a safe traveling experience for our residents and visitors.


We want everyone to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, so please, if you are going to be drinking, plan ahead and designate a sober driver. Our patrols are made possible through grants administered by our partners at the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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TVF&R Crews Train for Real Cardiac Emergencies (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/20/15
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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 67 participate in a high-performance CPR training at the Howard Terpenning Recreation Complex in Beaverton. From left, Jesse Fitzpatrick provides direction as Ryan Robinson prepares medication, David
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When Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 67 in Beaverton arrive at the Howard Terpenning Recreation Complex, they have limited information about an unconscious 80-year-old man who lacks a pulse and is not breathing.

In this particular training scenario, a witness discovered the sudden cardiac arrest victim in a room and ran to a nearby office to call 911.

As the crew rushes to the patient's side, firefighters know their assigned roles. A paramedic is designated as the person in charge, a second paramedic will administer medications, and an emergency medical technician will immediately begin chest compressions while the other firefighter EMT is responsible for airway management and helping the patient to breathe.

They move with purpose in these first crucial minutes, providing lifesaving CPR, electrical shocks to the heart, and medical treatment to bring the patient back to life.

Their equipment tracks their performance, giving them instant feedback on the effectiveness of their chest compressions while also monitoring the patient's heart rhythm.

Throughout the month of May and the beginning of June, every TVF&R crew will be dispatched to a sudden cardiac arrest simulation at a facility in their community to practice high-performance CPR.

The District is partnering with various businesses, the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency, local law enforcement agencies, and ambulance service providers to provide more realistic training scenarios to emergency responders.

"We want to make sure we are all on the same page and look at the system as a whole to positively affect the survivability of cardiac arrest patients," said Jeff Campbell, a TVF&R training officer. "This is a new training model for us.

"Traditionally, crews train together in their stations and we hold simulations at our training center and rotate crews in and out. They know what to expect. Having them respond to an unknown location in the community and having actors there, makes these simulations more realistic."

It also allows 911 dispatchers, law enforcement agencies and the facilities hosting the training exercises to evaluate their safety protocols and response practices.

"We learn the most from realistic training, and our community partners play a critical role in saving lives," said Training Division Chief Brent VanKeulen.

As part of the exercises, a witness calls 911. An emergency dispatcher notifies firefighters and law enforcement officers of the cardiac emergency and activates TVF&R's PulsePoint application, which informs nearby citizen responders willing to perform CPR that their assistance is needed.

The emergency dispatcher then provides hands-only CPR instruction over the phone to the witness as he or she provides chest compressions to the patient until a police officer arrives with an automated external defibrillator or the TVF&R crew arrives.

High-performance CPR is one of many tools TVF&R crews use to improve survival rates of cardiac arrest patients, said EMS Division Chief Mark Stevens. TVF&R has highly skilled paramedics, specialized drugs, and advanced heart monitors with EKG capability on every unit. Firefighter paramedics can assess if someone's heart is failing and begin immediate treatment on scene.

"Being able to train with our community partners is fantastic," Stevens said. "It's good for all of us. It helps our partners to know what to expect when our crews arrive and develops relationships before an emergency happens. It also provides our crews with valuable training to enhance their ability to effectively respond to cardiac emergencies in our community and ultimately improve patient outcomes."


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Battle Ground High School Students Revved Up to Show Off Their Cars
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/20/15
Parents, students and automobile connoisseurs of all kinds are invited to attend the Battle Ground High School Annual Car Show on Tuesday, June 2 from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. BGHS students will be displaying personal vehicles, giving the public a chance to see the best paint job, best import, best sound system, best diesel, the vehicle with the most mud, and more.

Three car clubs from Washington and Oregon also will be showing their custom cars. From classics to customs, plain favorites to souped-ups, there will be something for everyone to admire at the car show.

The car show will be held at Battle Ground High School's football practice field at the school, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground. Community members are welcome to show their modified or classic cars. Please call Ed Heim for more information: (360) 885-6571.
Firefighters raising money for Independance day fireworks (Photo)
Canby Fire Dist. - 05/20/15
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Canby Volunteer Firefighters Association needs your help to light up the night. The 4th of July fireworks show was in danger of being canceled. The firefighters, with the help of the community, are trying to keep the tradition alive. We need to raise $10,000.00. Donations are accepted at Canby Fire, City of Canby Developmental Service, Canby Herald and Columbia Bank. Let's join together and make this the best Canby Community Fireworks show we have ever had!


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American Red Cross Provides Assistance at Multi-Family Fire in Newport
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/20/15
American Red Cross disaster action team volunteers met with and provided assistance to five adults affeted by a multi-family fire that occurred in the 800 block of NE Douglas St. in Newport, OR, on May 19. The Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, seasonal clothing, shoes, comfort kits and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon and southwest Washington. Residents are encouraged to call (503) 528-5783 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 or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
Gresham Police Ask Public For Assistance Locating Shooting Suspects (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 05/20/15
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Gresham, Ore.- On Sunday, May 17, 2015 at approximately 2:00 AM the Gresham Police Department responded to a report of an assault involving a gun in the 1400 block of NE 181st Avenue. Upon arrival Gresham Police Officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound, the victim is cooperating with the investigation. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is expected to survive. The Gresham Police are investigating this case as a felony assault.

The Gresham Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying three persons involved with this investigation. Callers with information can remain anonymous. Please contact Detective Aaron Turnage at aaron.turnage@greshamoregon.gov or call the tip line at 503-618-2719 or toll-free at (888) 989-3505.

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Friends of the Carpenter to Host 'Together We Prepare' Class on May 21
Friends of the Carpenter - 05/20/15
Vancouver, WA - Friends of the Carpenter will host a 'Together We Prepare' Class on May 21, 3 p.m. at the Friendship Center, 1600 W 20th Street. The event is sponsored by the American Red Cross and Thrive Life and will discuss the types of disasters (either man-made or natural) that can occur in our geographic area and how to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters by establishing family meeting places and addressing emergency communication strategies, making personal and family disaster plans, and building emergency supply kits.

"This presentation is a great way to increase your own preparedness and safety level, as well as the levels of your family, your work-place and your community," said Tom Iberle, executive director. "An earthquake, for example, can strike suddenly and often without warning. Practicing in advance to drop, cover, and hold will help condition you to react automatically and safely when the first shaking is felt."

The presentation emphasizes the three tenets of preparedness: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit. Each disaster is different. Each family's needs are different. The class will teach participants risk for our community, as well as how to create an emergency plan to include the actions you will take before, during, and after a disaster.

Thrive Life products will also be offered, which include freeze dried food (25-year shelf life) and emergency equipment such as water storage filtration systems.

To RSVP, please contact Michelle Rouse at 360-558-2246 or michelle@friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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

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Evergreen Public Schools hires cabinet-level positions and principal transfer
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 05/20/15
The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors last night voted to approve the hiring of an Associate Superintendent and Executive Director of Secondary Education, along with the transfer of a principal to a central office position.

Chris McMurray, currently an administrator in the Parkrose (Oregon) School District will replace Marilyn Colliflower as Assistant Superintendent, overseeing curriculum, instruction and assessment. Colliflower will retire in December after 27 years with the district. McMurray, in addition to his experience as a classroom teacher, principal, instructional coach and central office administrator, has a background in marketing and strategic business development. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Sam Houston State University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from University of Portland and has an Initial Administrative License from Concordia University.

Bill Oman will join Evergreen as the Executive Director of Secondary Education from Vancouver Public Schools. He fills the position vacated earlier this year by Ted Feller who is now the Executive Director of the Southwest STEM Network. Oman, currently Vancouver's Director of Human Resources, previously was principal at Hudson's Bay High School and associate principal at Fort Vancouver and Kelso High Schools. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Portland, a Bachelors of Arts in Foreign Language (Spanish) from Portland State University, a Secondary Education Certification from Concordia and a Masters in Educational Administration from Heritage University.

After a decade as principal at Silver Star Elementary, Janet Locascio will move to the district office as Special Services Program Coordinator overseeing preschool programs, Early Childhood special education and Elementary counselors/social workers. She began her career as a special education teacher and also worked with special education preschoolers.

"As we move forward on some important initiatives, including the implementation of a robust curriculum and technology program that will enhance learning for all students, we know the addition of these three strong administrators will help ensure success," said Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent John Deeder.

All the positions become effective July 1. The district will hire and announce Locascio's replacement shortly.

Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
***Amber Alert*** Photos Attached (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/20/15
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***Amber Alert***
The Oregon State Police is issuing an Amber Alert as requested by the Nampa Police Department, Idaho. The Nampa, Idaho Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating two children ages, 2 and 3.

Child #1 Slevin REAVIS, age 3. 3'2" and 30lbs. White male juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Child #2 Estaleyn-Ophelia REAVIS, age 2. 2'10", 27lbs, white female juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Suspect: Joshua REAVIS, age 31. White male, 6'4", 190lbs. Brown hair and blue eyes.

Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey Van, gold in color. ID license of 2CLL484. Vehicle has a butterfly sticker on the front of the van. There is also a "tribal owl" on back of van.

The children were taken by Joshua REAVIS, the non-custodial parent from Nampa, ID. They were possible sighted in Baker City, Oregon. Suspect frequents campgrounds and may be enroute to Seattle. The children are believed to be in danger of physical harm. There is currently an arrest warrant for Joshua REAVIS for Joshua REAVIS for felony Custodial Interference.

If spotted, please call 911. For tips or information, please call the Oregon Amber Alert Toll Free Tip Line. 866-526-2375.

***NAMPA, ID press release attached below***

NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE May 20, 2015-Nampa Idaho On 05/18/2015, Nampa Police received a call from a mother reporting that her two young children were abducted by the children's father. Normally under these circumstances, the case is routed to a prosecutor to review custodial issues as the children are, in most cases, believed to be safe as they are in the possession of a parent.

Nampa Police Detectives reviewing this case have determined that the children are in imminent danger due to psychological issues reported that are affecting the children's father, 31 year-old Joshua Reavis. Because of these concerns, an Amber Alert was issued and Reavis is now wanted on custodial interference charges. The children, 3 year old Slevin Reavis(male) and 2 year old Estaleyn Reavis(female) were last seen in Nampa on May 18 at their home in Nampa in the custody of Joshua Reavis.

They are traveling in a 2000 gold Honda Odyssey van with Idaho license plate number 2CLL484. All of the children's belongings and camping gear were taken from the Nampa home at the time of the abduction. It is believed that they may be heading to the Grimes Creek area to camp.

Due to the circumstances of the abduction, the Nampa Police Child Abduction Response Team was called out to investigate and locate the children. A tip line has been set up for the public to call with any tips on the case. That number is 208-465-2206. If anyone has a current location on the van or the children, they are being asked to call 911. An official Amber Alert was issued by the Idaho State Police to notify other Law Enforcement agencies.


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North Precinct Officers Arrest Car Prowlers in Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/15
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On Tuesday May 19, 2015, at 12:03 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Northeast Wistaria Drive on the report that a car prowler just broke into a vehicle then left the area in a white Ford Taurus.

Several officers responded to the area and one officer stopped a possible suspect vehicle at Northeast 64th Avenue and Klickitat Street. Officers contacted two people in the vehicle, 33-year-old Shaykeishya Hardin (driver) and 34-year-old Ernesto Ruiz Lewis (passenger).

Officers observed several items of property in the back seat of the vehicle so the car prowl victim was brought to the scene, where he identified items of his property taken from his vehicle.

Both Hardin and Lewis were taken into custody and officers found numerous items in the car that were linked to several car prowls in the Metro area.

Hardin and Lewis were booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 29 different charges each.

If someone is a witness to a car prowl in progress, they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and provide as much information as possible, including the suspect(s) description.

Theft from vehicles (car prowls) is the unlawful taking of motor vehicle contents or parts, and is a crime that can be completed in less than a minute. Despite being under reported, it consistently ranks as one of the top three crimes reported to the Portland Police Bureau each year. Most thieves target items stored in vehicles including purses, wallets, mobile phones, laptops, electronic devices, loose change, and personal information. Car prowls are crimes of opportunity where offenders make split-second decisions to break into vehicles when they see valuables in plain view.

To reduce the likelihood of your vehicle being targeted, the Portland Police Bureau reminds community members to remove valuables from their cars. This includes items that may appear valuable, such as a gym bag that a thief believes might contain an electronic device, or chargers and accessories that indicate a GPS or mobile phone may be stashed in your vehicle. Car prowlers are known to visit parking lots and observe activity. If you must store anything in your car, keep it out of sight and secure, and transfer it to the trunk before you arrive at your destination. Lock your doors and close your windows. Park in busy, well-lit areas, and store your vehicle in your garage at night where possible.

If you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com

Additional car prowl 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/320547

The Portland Police Bureau released a video in 2009 titled "Confessions of a Car Prowler", which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/De5IHBoGz6A

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Yamhill County Sheriff's Office to Target Impaired Drivers over Holiday Weekend
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/20/15
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols over Memorial Day weekend in an effort to minimize and reduce the negative impact of impaired drivers on other motorists and pedestrians. These extra patrols will take place from May 22nd through May 25th. The extra patrols are paid for through a grant provided by Oregon Department of Transportation.

Sheriff Tim Svenson said "Recently in Yamhill County a young driver lost his life in a fatal crash where alcohol is a suspected factor. I want to remind everyone that these types of tragic accidents can be avoided. Driving under of the influence of intoxicants, whether it is alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs is a preventable crime. Please don't drink and drive or allow a friend or family member to drive while under the influence. We need everyone to take part in helping stop these tragedies from happening."

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

* Make sure to include food and non-alcoholic beverages;
* Monitor your guest's alcohol consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much;
* Use public transportation or a taxi;
* Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home;
* Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving;
* And always wear your seatbelt.

If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are:
* Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane
* Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals
* Making unusually wide turns
* Driving over curbs
* Driving with headlights off at night

If you have any questions please contact Deputy Rich Geist at 503-434-7506 or geistr@co.yamhill.or.us.
Sheriff's Summer Safety Tips
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/20/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind citizens of extra patrols scheduled for the summer. The sheriff's office added three part-time deputies who are assigned to Mountain and Marine Patrol. Their role is to bolster patrols and increase safety in the recreation areas of the Quartzville Corridor and Detroit Lake campgrounds within Linn County.

There will also be several saturation patrols for both areas during peak usage periods such as Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. These positions are funded in partnership with Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon State Marine Board.

Sheriff Riley said people also need to be aware that NO dispersed camping is allowed on Army Corps of Engineer lands. This includes roadside camping along Quartzville Road. Those illegally camping will be contacted and could be charged with Trespass. For more information on camping in the Quartzville Corridor, please visit www.linnparks.com.

Sheriff Riley would also like to remind boaters with unusually low water levels in various lakes throughout the county, Foster Lake is forecasted by Army Corps to have higher levels than other waterways. With this water level forecast, expect to experience heavy boating traffic on both Green Peter Reservoir and Foster Lake. Please take extra care when boating to ensure a safe recreating experience. Remember Life Jackets save lives; most boating fatalities occur from drowning.

With the warmer than normal days we have been recently experiencing, it is tempting to swim in the waterways to stay cool. Please remember the water is colder than expected and often can cause hypothermia. Please check water temperatures before swimming and never swim alone. Always have children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

Lastly, with graduation season upon us, deputies will be patrolling for Minor In Possession parties. Minors found in possession of alcoholic beverages will be cited.
Pedestrian Safety Detail
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/20/15
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Thursday, May 21, 2015 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and it will be conducted at the intersection of SW Broadway St. and SW Hall Blvd. This detail will be educational and no citations will be issued violators.

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

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

Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk safety.
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State seeks help establishing health insurance network standards
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 05/20/15
Salem - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is seeking applicants to the Network Adequacy Rulemaking Advisory Committee. This advisory committee will play an important role in developing administrative rules to implement House Bill 2468, which granted the department authority to regulate and monitor health insurance company provider networks for plans sold to individuals and small businesses.

"We are seeking thoughtful and collaborative people with relevant knowledge and experience to serve on this committee," said Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali. "We encourage consumers of health care, medical providers, health insurance agents, and health insurance industry professionals with a desire to make a difference in Oregon to apply."

Network adequacy refers to a health insurance company's ability to provide access to health care providers and services to its members. The committee will work closely with department staff from July 2015 to June 2016 to develop administrative rules related to transparency, access to quality care, and other related standards.

For more information about the committee, including the charter, a full set of objectives, the schedule, and how to apply, go to oregon.gov/DCBS/insurance/legal/committees-workgroups/Pages/network-adequacy.aspx.

Applicants to the committee should be prepared to commit to attending monthly meetings in person, and should be able to dedicate time for possible conference calls and email communication in between meetings. Committee members will be asked to commit a significant amount of time to the rulemaking process.

To apply, please submit the following information to INS.NetworkAdequacyRulemaking@oregon.gov :
* Name
* Email address
* Telephone number
* Current position and employer or organization represented
* Brief description of your scope of knowledge related to network adequacy

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 10, at 5 p.m. Committee member selection will be announced by Wednesday, July 1. Twelve applicants will be selected to serve on the committee, as well as staff members from the Insurance Division and Health Insurance Marketplace. Public comment will play an important role during the rulemaking process and each meeting will have time dedicated to public comment.

The first committee meeting will be on Tuesday, July 7, meetings are then tentatively scheduled to be held on a monthly basis from July 2015 through June 2016. All meetings will be held in the Labor and Industries Building at 350 Winter St. NE in Salem and will also be streamed live via the Internet.

To learn more about HB 2468, visit olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Measures/Overview/HB2468.

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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 or follow www.twitter.com/OregonDCBS.
Worm Composting Workshop Offers Wiggly Fun for the Whole Family (Photo)
Columbia Springs - 05/20/15
Master Composter/Recyclers help families prepare worm bins at a wormshop.
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Learn the care and feeding of red worms and discover how they can help turn fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen into food for your garden or houseplants at a Master Composter/Recycler Family Wormshop! Kids will get to explore the wonders of worms and take home some new family pets.

The workshop will take place Saturday, May 30, from 10am - Noon at the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education in Brush Prairie. Children should be at least five years of age to participate. For a $35 fee, participants receive a fully functioning worm bin complete with red worms to take home. Information is free, if you don't want a bin and worms you can come for free!

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To sign up or learn more, visit columbiasprings.org/mcr/workshops. For questions, contact mcr@columbiasprings.org or 360-882-0936 x224.


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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire in Pacific County, Washington
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/20/15
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross this morning responded to a single-family fire in the 20600 block of Birch Place in Ocean Park, WA. The fire affected one adult. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kit, and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across southwest Washington. Residents are encouraged to call (503) 528-5783 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 or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
North Plains Elementary School Celebrates 100 Years
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 05/20/15
Centennial celebration taking place at the school on Thursday, May 28

May 20, 2015, Hillsboro, OR - North Plains Elementary School is commemorating its 100th year with a slate of activities on Thursday, May 28, and the community is invited to participate in the celebration.

Students will receive commemorative ribbons and a "birthday treat" at lunch, and will have the opportunity to view static displays of North Plains memorabilia, including an arrowhead collection by longtime resident Melvin VanDomelen, throughout the day.

Then, at 1:00 p.m., students will attend an assembly to which the news media is invited. The assembly will feature a proclamation by the Mayor of North Plains; a performance by the North Plains Elementary School Choir; a presentation by John Meek, former North Plains student and descendant of area settler Joe Meek; and the distribution of pom-poms to all students.

Students will be dismissed for the day by the ringing of the original 1915 school bell.

Parents and community members are then invited to attend an open house from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Drop in to view the static displays of historic memorabilia, and visit with current teachers and students about what they're learning. Featured activities will be the grand re-opening of the school's organic garden, hosted by students in the after-school Garden Club; a Science Lab open house, in which lab equipment and mini-experiments will be demonstrated; an Art Room open house, where guests can learn about the school's partnership with The Right Brain Initiative and make "love rocks;" live horses, vehicle displays by our Fire and Police community partners, and more.

At 5:00 p.m. there will be a formal presentation, featuring remarks by the North Plains Mayor and Hillsboro School District Superintendent Mike Scott, an introduction of current and former principals, and band and choir performances. Refreshments will be provided by the North Plains Senior Center.

The celebration is sponsored by North Plains Elementary School, the North Plains PTO, the City of North Plains, and the North Plains Historical Society.

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About North Plains Elementary School: North Plains School was established in 1915 at what is now the site of the Jessie Mays Community Center and Park. The current structure was opened for students in 1954, and students attended classes in both sites until the original school building was torn down in the early 1960s. The original school bell was moved to the current school, where it is still rung on special occasions to celebrate student learning.


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Silverton Fire District Passes Bond Measure by Wide Margin (Photo)
Silverton Fire Dist. - 05/20/15
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Press Release
Silverton Fire District 2015 Bond Measure Passes

The Silverton Fire District volunteers, career staff and board members are extremely pleased with the 2015 bond measure election results. With this measure passing by a staggering 73 percentage points, it is clear to see that there is a great deal of trust placed on us from the public. Trust is the foundation of all relationships, and we appreciate the amount of trust and support that has been instilled in us by the community.

It is very nice to see that we live in a community that supports the Fire Service and we appreciate the efforts of all members of the Fire District as we provided easy to understand facts and figures to the public while inviting community input. Without the support of the members of our communities, we would not be the exceptional fire agency we are today.

The passage of this measure will provide for safer apparatus, equipment, and facilities while enhancing our operational dynamics.

The community and our members have our sincere appreciation.

Captain Ed Grambusch
Public Information Officer
Silverton Fire District


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District Attorney's Office Will Not Be Filing Any Criminal Charges Against South Salem High School Teacher
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 05/20/15
On May 5, 2015, Salem Police arrested South Salem High School teacher Samuel Dufner on charges of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.

The crime of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree requires proof that a person, having assumed the care, custody or responsibility for the supervision of a dependent person, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to the dependent person.

Based upon a thorough review of the police investigation, which included interviews of a number of involved students, the Marion County District Attorney's Office will not be filing any criminal charges against Mr. Dufner.

Any questions regarding this matter may be directed to Deputy District Attorney Doug Hanson at 503-588-5222.
State revokes license of Salem investment advisor
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 05/20/15
Salem - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Division of Finance and Corporate Securities has revoked the state investment advisor licenses of Kevin Winder of Salem and his business, Invest Northwest, for unethical business practices. Winder sold unregistered securities, misled investors, and used client funds for personal gain. The division also ordered repayment of approximately $830,000 to investors.

Winder and Invest Northwest have been fined $120,000, $10,000 of which is due within 60 days. If the $830,000 is repaid to investors within three years, the remainder of the fine will be waived.

Beginning in 2012, Winder advised clients who were retired or nearing retirement to withdraw money from their pensions and deposit it into a self-directed individual retirement account that Winder could access. Winder told clients he would use this money to invest in real estate backed securities; instead, investment funds were used to fund RW's Trucking & Hauling, a company that Winder partially owned. Winder then issued unsecured promissory notes.

In addition to issuing unregistered securities and misusing investment funds, Winder misled clients and failed to disclose his outside business activities and potential risks to investors when advising them. He also failed to act in the best interest of his clients by recommending investments that he had no reasonable reason to believe would be appropriate for his clients.

"This case is a perfect example of why it is so important to ask questions when investing," said David Tatman, division administrator. "Don't be afraid to ask questions and to ask for answers and explanations in writing. If something doesn't seem right, or if it sounds too good to be true, don't hesitate to get a second opinion. Investors can easily check and verify information by contacting our office or going online."

Information about licensing, registration, and enforcement history for individuals and companies can be found on the division website at dfcs.oregon.gov/consumer_info/before_you_invest.html or by calling 866-814-9710 (toll-free).

The full consent order can be read at dfcs.oregon.gov/enf_orders/S-14-0059.pdf.

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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members observe Katrina anniversary with New Orleans building event
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/20/15
[VANCOUVER, WA(May 19, 2015) -- To commemorate the rebirth of the U.S. Gulf Coast ten years following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members will travel to New Orleans for a week of building and fellowship during Habitat's annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon, May 20-31.

During the event, New Orleans-Area Habitat for Humanity will host more than 400 current and alumni AmeriCorps members from across the U.S. The group, along with local volunteers, will build 10 new homes in the New Orleans East neighborhood in partnership with low-income families.

"We've seen the Gulf Coast rise up from the devastation left in the wake of one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "Many of our AmeriCorps members helped lead Habitat's vast recovery effort in our Gulf Coast communities, so it's only fitting to hold this year's Build-a-Thon in New Orleans."

The U.S. Gulf Coast was the site of one of the largest disaster recovery efforts in Habitat for Humanity's history. Habitat volunteers and AmeriCorps members helped remove debris and cleaned more than 2,500 homes in preparation for rehabilitation throughout the Gulf Coast region, and within just six weeks following Hurricane Katrina, construction began on the first new Habitat home in the impacted area. To date, Habitat's Gulf Coast affiliates have built, renovated or repaired more than 4,300 homes in response to the hurricanes.

The 2015 AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon also celebrates the 20-year partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees the AmeriCorps program. Habitat for Humanity was one of the first organizations to partner with AmeriCorps, inducting 122 members in its inaugural class. Since then, more than 8,000 individuals have served as AmeriCorps members with Habitat for Humanity, helping more than 20,000 families in need of affordable housing, contributing more than 13 million hours of service, raising tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind resources and engaging more than 3.1 million volunteers.

About Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with an Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, please contact Josh Townsley, Executive Director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, at 360-737-1759.

About the Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
They invest in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. We are AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund, and more. We serve, we build, and we make an impact that changes lives and communities.
CCCF women learn to express themselves through song
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/20/15
Learning to express themselves through song has become possible for women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF). The choral program is a partnership between CCCF and the Intergenerational Outreach Choirs Corporation (IOCC) based in Portland.

Every Sunday, 30 minimum-custody women leave their prison personas and enter a musical world to raise their voices to create harmony and peace in their lives. The women who are part of the choir say there are many benefits to being a part of this musical experience. In addition to learning how to read music, advantages include the therapeutic value, acceptance, teamwork, and the ability to belong to something.

Crystal Akins, choir director, says her vision is to create a choir that will help the women transition through integrating them into a supportive singing community once they release from prison. Right now, though, she and Amy Vanacove, the accompanist, are preparing the singers for their first concert.

IOCC is a nonprofit agency with service choirs in schools, churches, community centers, assisted living homes, and hospitals. Its vision is to establish choirs for all genders, ages, and life circumstances to create a family of outreach choirs that continue to connect generations through song.

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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Boating -There's something for everyone, places to go
Oregon Marine Board - 05/20/15
Salem, OR - Motorboats, kayaks, canoes, rafts, stand up paddleboards, sailboats, personal watercraft -there's a boat out there for anyone that can connect you to the water.
The Oregon State Marine Board invites boaters to experience some of the improved boating facilities around the state, such as the John Day boat ramp in Clatsop County, the Port of Garibaldi, or Roger's Landing on the Willamette River. Looking for more secluded locations? With the click of a mouse, you can find a boat ramp and a waterbody near you, from the Marine Board's interactive boating access map.

"Boat ramps and boarding floats are designed and built to rise and fall with varying water levels," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "Low water conditions don't necessarily mean that boating will be limited, but it does mean that boaters need to do their homework and plan ahead. Be sure to check the Marine Board's Boating Access page for links to river gauges, reservoir levels, weather and locations for low water ramps." Massey adds, "Also be prepared for cozy conditions, because less water will mean tighter quarters for all recreationists. Remember to be courteous, dust off your knowledge about the rules-of-the-road, and start out slow. There may be submerged objects that weren't visible before, so keep a sharp lookout."

The U.S. Coast Guard's 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics, reveal that national boating fatalities that year totaled 610 -the second lowest number of boating fatalities on record.
Boating safety advocates, including the Marine Board, attribute this decline to increased boater education in many states, life jacket wear and abstaining from consuming intoxicating substances while boating.

"The take-home message is to wear a properly fitting life jacket, designed for the activity you're doing," Massey adds. "The waterways will still be cold and combining cold water with hot air temperature and strong currents makes wearing a life jacket the best decision you can make."

The Marine Board recommends boaters play it safe by:
* Leaving alcohol at home or on the shore. Instead, take along a variety of non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of water. Marijuana and other intoxicating substances can lead to a BUII arrest.
* Know the waterway and plan ahead. Visit the Marine Board's boating access page to learn about reservoir levels, river volumes, and the locations of known navigation obstructions.
* If you are feeling fatigued, take a break on land and return to the water when you are re-energized and alert. Wind, glare, and wave motion contribute to fatigue.
* Operators and passengers should wear properly fitting life jackets. Learn more about life jacket types, styles and legal requirements. Anyone rafting on Class III Whitewater Rivers is required to wear a life jacket, and all children 12 and under when a boat is underway.
* In Oregon, all boaters must now take a boating safety course and carry a boater education card when operating a powerboat greater than 10 horsepower. The Marine Board also offers a free, online Paddling course for boaters new to the activity.
* Never boat alone -especially when paddling.
For more information about safe boating in Oregon, visit www.boatoregon.com.

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UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTO: Happy Valley Police announce Kurt Higgins arraignment in invasion-of-privacy case; additional tips sought (Photo)
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UPDATE (May 20, 2015) -- KURT HIGGINS BOOKING PHOTO

On Wednesday, May 20, Kurt Robert Higgins -- 52, of Happy Valley -- was booked and released on his own recognizance on three charges of Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy. His booking photo is attached.

EARLIER (May 18, 2015, 11:05 a.m.)

Happy Valley Police have completed their investigation of Kurt Higgins, 52, of Happy Valley; he will be arraigned May 19 on three counts of Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy ( http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/163.700 ).

The arraignment hearing is set for Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Clackamas County Courthouse in Oregon City.

Higgins is accused of installing wireless surveillance cameras in the master bathroom of his home in 2014. The cameras were discovered by two 18-year-old women while they were house-sitting at Mr. Higgins' address.

On July 27, 2014, Happy Valley Police began investigating these reports of personal invasion of privacy.

After several days of initial investigation, it was determined a large amount of follow-up investigation was needed -- including search warrants of technology used in the incident and information and data files stored on cloud services.

In late April 2015, the final requested data files were received. After analyzing those data files, Mr. Higgins' arraignment was set.

Last December, a legislative briefing on "Protecting Privacy and Reducing Victimization -- A Law Enforcement Perspective" featured testimony from Sheriff Craig Roberts and other law-enforcement officials. (For details on that Dec. 10 briefing, click here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013I1/Committees/HJUD/2014-12-10-14-00/Agenda )

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Happy Valley Police are looking for additional information in this case. Anyone with information on suspect Kurt Higgins is urged to contact us using the Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference CCSO Case # 14-20390.

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2015 award ceremony honors DOC outstanding employees
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/20/15
On May 13, 2015, over 100 staff members, contractors, and volunteers from the Oregon Department of Corrections were recognized for their exceptional efforts in 2014. The statewide awards ceremony is held annually to honor these individuals as part of National Correctional Officers and Employees Week (NCEW). A sampling of award recipients is included below. For a full list of award recipients, visit http://www.oregon.gov/doc/docs/pdf/2015StatewideAwards.pdf.

* DOC Employee of the Year - Birdie Worley, Rules Coordinator
* DOC Manager of the Year - Maureen Robb, Linn County Community Corrections Director
* DOC Officers of the Year - Correctional Officer Kevin Karpati (Snake River Correctional Institution) and Corporal Joe Howell (Oregon State Correctional Institution)
* Community Corrections Outstanding Service Award - Leticia Longoria-Navarro, Multnomah County Parole and Probation Officer
* Community Corrections Employee of the Year - Bev Mills, Linn County Community Corrections Office Specialist
* Human Resources Employee of the Year - Patricia Solomon, Administrative Specialist 2
* Human Resources Manager of the Year - Debbie Navarro, HR Generalist
* General Services Division Employee of the Year - Joan Brooks, Accountant

* General Services Division Manager of the Year - Greg Nash, Accounting and Payroll Manager
* Director's Office Manager of the Year - Adrianne O'Connor, Internal Audit Administrator
* Operations Division Employee of the Year - Dwight Hawkins, Inmate Work Programs Coordinator
* Operations Division Manager of the Year - Patti Knight, Health Services Manager
* Operations Division (Central Administration) Employee of the Year - Jon Bricker, Transport Sergeant
* Operations (Central Administration) Manager of the Year - Kelley Morton, Policy Manager

* Offender Management and Rehabilitation Division Contractor of the Year - Deb Brown, Program Manager, New Directions Northwest
* Offender Management and Rehabilitation Division Employee of the Year - Karen Roddy, Victims Services Program Coordinator
* Offender Management and Rehabilitation Division Manager of the Year - Theresa Arendell, Transition and Inmate Services Manager
* Oregon Corrections Enterprises Employee of the Year Award - John Kilander, Laundry Production Coordinator
* Oregon Corrections Enterprises Manager of the Year Award - Barb Cannard, Offender Services Program Manager
* Outstanding Volunteer - Katina Saint Marie and Sue Gerhardt, The Portia Project (Coffee Creek Correctional Facility)
* Outstanding Volunteer - Debbie Arvidson, Quilting Project (Snake River Correctional Institution)
* Outstanding Citizen - Doris Wehler, Wilsonville Rotary
* Outstanding Citizen - Karen Yeakley, Powder River Correctional Facility Advisory Council
* Humanitarian Award - Lisa Blacketter, Correctional Counselor
* Max Williams Award - Jef Van Valkenburgh, Department of Justice Senior Assistant Attorney General

Each award winner was presented with a plaque and certificate at the awards ceremony. They were praised for going above and beyond, improving outcomes, and serving as role models for both inmates and other staff members.

For more detailed information on the award recipients, please contact Betty Bernt or Elizabeth Craig.

DOC employs 4,500 staff members at 14 institutions, two community corrections offices, and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of over 14,500 adults sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration, and direct or indirect supervision of 32,000 offenders on felony supervision in the community. DOC is recognized nationally among correctional agencies for providing adults in custody with the cognitive, education, and job skills needed to become productive citizens when they transition back to their communities.

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Corrected Minto Island Conservation Area Management and Conservation Plan
City of Salem - 05/20/15
Corrected due date. The City of Salem is soliciting public input on the final draft Minto Island Conservation Area Management and Conservation Plan (Plan) for the parcel at the north end of Minto Brown Island Park. The 307-acre Minto Island Conservation Area was acquired by the City in 2013 with Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program funds, a program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and funded by the Bonneville Power Administration.

The Plan is available for public review and comment for 30 days from May 19 through June 20, 2015. It is posted online on the City's website (http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Parks/ParkTour/Documents/minto-island-conservation-plan.pdf), or go to the City's Minto Island web page and find it under Other Planning Documents at http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Parks/ParkTour/Pages/MintoBrownIslandMasterPlan.aspx
A hard copy is also available for review in the Public Works Department reception area located at 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 325, Salem, Oregon. The Plan will be presented to the City Council for approval July 13 before being forwarded to Bonneville Power Administration for final approval. The plan is required as part of the deed of conservation easement with Bonneville Power Administration.

The Minto Island Conservation Area Management and Conservation Plan provides a series of short and long-term goals and alternatives for each specific habitat unit, based on the desired future conditions and the interrelationships of the units. Habitat units include forest, shrub land, seasonal pond/mudflat, native fish habitat, and meadow. Alternatives are compared and recommended actions are prioritized for each habitat unit. The plan also identifies data gaps where more information is needed prior to implementation of recommended actions. The Plan will be used as a guide for management and restoration activities, as well as recreational and educational opportunities within the Minto Island Conservation Area.

All comments on the Plan must be sent in writing to Patricia Farrell at the address or email listed above by June 20, 2015.
City Council Approves a Zone Map Amendment for New Park and Roads in Villebois and Appoints New Member to the Library Board
City of Wilsonville - 05/20/15
WILSONVILLE, OR -- On May 18, 2015, the Wilsonville City Council held a second reading and gave final approval of a Zone Map amendment as recommended by the Development Review Board (DRB) Panel A on April 13 for a 3.58-acre parcel near the center of the Villebois neighborhood for use as a neighborhood park, referred to as Montague Park, and for development of adjacent streets.

The City Council also approved the appointment of Rich Dougall to the Library Board for a four-year term to begin on July 1, 2015. Mr. Dougall and his family are avid readers and a he is a strong supporter of the library. The appointment replaces long-term Library Board member Hilly Alexander whose term is expiring at the end of June and has served the maximum of two consecutive four-year terms.

The Council agreed to continue, until June 1, the first reading and public hearing on updates to the City's erosion control requirements.

Under the Consent Agenda the City Council approved the City Manager to enter into two contracts. One contract is to hire a contractor to construct three landscaping medians on SW Wilsonville Road between the High School and Boeckman Road to be completed by late July. The other contract is to hire an engineering and forestry consultant to design three stormwater outfall repair projects in the Rivergreen and Morey's landing neighborhoods.

During the Citizen Input portion of the meeting a group of approximately thirty community members shared input on the draft Frog Pond Concept plan and a summary of public comments that are available online at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond. The majority of commenters at the meeting expressed a preference for the plan to offer residences with large single-family lots. In meetings planned for June, both the Planning Commission on Wednesday, June 10, and the City Council on Monday, June 15, are scheduled to hear reports on survey results as well as review new plan options and ideas, infrastructure costs/funding and development feasibility for the draft concept plan. Later in the summer, City Council will discuss and potentially adopt the Frog Pond Area Concept Plan, but a specific meeting date is not known at this time.

The Mayor issued a Public Works Week proclamation for May 17 - 23 in order to recognize the important role public-works infrastructure, facilities and services play in maintaining the community's high-standard of living in Wilsonville.

During work session prior to the City Council meeting, the Council heard other reports and updates on the Memorial Park Master Plan, changes to the Erosion Control Ordinance and the proposed structure for the Tourism Promotion Committee.

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Multiple Tires Slashed in Downtown Portland Tuesday Evening
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/15
On Tuesday May 19, 2015, Central Precinct officers received more than a dozen reports from people stating their vehicle's tires were slashed. The area of the crime spree was Southwest Morrison to Jefferson Streets, 12th to 18th Avenues, from approximately 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Officers received a vague description of the suspects: a white male and an African American male, both appeared to be homeless men.

Anyone in the area who discovered their tires slashed but did not make a report is encouraged to do so by filing online at http://www.portlandpolice.com or by calling the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333, reference case #15-165178.

Anyone with information about this case should email Officer Eric Weber, eric.weber@portlandoregon.gov; or call (503) 823-0097 and leave a message.

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Schools and community college see bond elections, levies succeed
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 05/20/15
All seven school bond and local option levies passed in Tuesday's election, continuing recent positive trends on such votes.

Passing bonds were the Reynolds School District ($125 million), Woodburn School District ($65 million), Marcola School District ($7.8 million) and St. Paul School District ($5.3 million). Blue Mountain Community College saw its $23 million bond pass.

Voters also approved five-year local option school levies in Ashland and Pendleton by significant margins.

Last November, six of nine districts passed bonds, and all six option levies were successful.

Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA), thanked local voters for investing in their schools.

"Recent results signal that schools are making an effective case about the importance of replacing and upgrading dated buildings and investing in technology," she said. "As the economy improves we need to continue to focus resources on our students."

Among OSBA's legislative priorities in the current session is finding a statewide solution to pay for school construction and renovation.

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=5/19/2015

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.
Scott Campbell Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 05/20/15
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Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Scott Campbell Appointed to Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Board of Directors

Vancouver, Washington--May 20th, 2015--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today Scott Campbell has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors. Campbell is Manager of Governmental & Community Affairs at Waste Connections in Vancouver, WA.

"My goal is always to seek and create positive impacts through interactions with our community. Be responsive, be engaged. Serving on the NW Association of Blind Athletes Board of Directors is just one example of my commitment to this great community." - said Campbell.

Campbell will join other community leaders throughout the region in helping Northwest Association for Blind Athletes achieving its mission of providing life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to more than 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
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Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-20 Bank Robbery (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/20/15
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who robbed a Lloyd District bank.

On Friday May 8, 2015, at 9:47 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at Umpqua Bank, located at 1448 Northeast Weidler Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect presented a demand note to the teller before obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. Employees told police that the suspect left the bank without incident and was last seen walking eastbound on Weidler from the bank.

Several officers are in the area searching for the suspect, described as a white male in his mid-40s to early 50s, 6'2" tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and carrying a bag or satchel.

Surveillance images of the suspect are being released to the public to aid in this investigation.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

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Oregon Student Wins National Honor Award in Letters About Literature Contest
Oregon State Library - 05/20/15
May 20, 2015

OREGON STUDENT WINS NATIONAL HONOR AWARD IN LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST

Hannah DesChamp, a sophomore at North Eugene High School, was selected as a National Honor Award recipient for her 2015 Letters About Literature entry. Hannah wrote a powerful letter to Pablo Neruda about how she connected with his poem, "I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You." She will receive a $200 check from the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, and her letter will be featured on the national Letters About Literature website (http://www.read.gov/letters/). Oregon's Letters About Literature honorees, including Hannah, were recognized at an awards celebration at the Oregon State Library, and their letters are posted on the Oregon Letters About Literature website (http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/aboutlit.aspx).

To participate in Letters About Literature, students read a book, poem, play, or speech and write to the author, still living or not, detailing how the text affected them personally or changed their world view. The following Oregon children and teens were recognized at the state level for their letters:

Level I (4th-6th Grades)
Winner: Vicky Siah, Beaverton
Runner-Up: Sophie Ong, Beaverton
Honorable Mentions: Aletha Lengkong, Eugene; Mia Cremona, Lake Oswego; Cameron Iizuka, Lake Oswego; Phoebe Garrett, Lake Oswego; Amala Rajagopal, Beaverton

Level II (7th-8th Grades)
Winner: Sophie Ciurlik Rittenbaum, Medford
Runner-Up: Madeleine Adriance, Portland
Honorable Mentions: Chloe Scribner, Corvallis; Ashleen Smith, Madras; Soumik Chakraborty, Portland; Noah Kurzenhauser, Milwaukie; Zora Kurenhauser, Milwaukie

Level III (9th-12th Grades)
Winner: Hannah DesChamp, Eugene
Runner-Up: Khiarica Rasheed, Portland
Honorable Mentions: Sam Arnot, Portland; Mariah Jacobs, Sherwood; Autumn Grube, Keizer

The 105 semi-finalists from around the state were honored separately.

Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Local cosponsors are the Oregon Center for the Book at the State Library, the Oregon Reading Association, and three divisions of the Oregon Library Association: Children's Services Division, Oregon Young Adult Network, and Oregon Association of School Libraries. All but the Oregon Center for the Book contribute money to provide prizes.

Out of about 50,000 entries nationally, 1,069 came from Oregon children and teenagers. Level I of the contest is open to students in grades 4 through 6, Level II to students in grades 7 and 8, and Level III to students in grades 9 through 12. All entries are sent to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress to be screened, and letters that make it through that round are sent to Letters About Literature program coordinators in participating states. This year, 124 letters made it through the national screening to be judged in Oregon. Locally, judges are selected by the program coordinator at the State Library, and those judges select a winner, runner-up, and potential honorable mentions for each contest level. In Oregon, anyone whose letter makes it through the national screening but does not place in the state is considered a semi-finalist. As a final step, the winning letter from each of the three levels for all participating states advances to be judged at the national level. Oregon students traditionally do well at the national level.

All Oregon honorees receive a certificate from the Oregon Center for the Book. Additionally, first place winners each receive $100, runners-up $50, honorable mentions a $25 bookstore gift card, and semi-finalists a $10 bookstore gift card. These were the Oregon judges: Level I: author Dawn Prochovnic, children's librarian Kathy Viemeister, and school librarian Erin Fitzpatrick-Bjorn; Level II: author Pamela Smith Hill, youth librarian Ann SeCoy, and school librarian Shelby Linn; Level III: author Nancy Osa, youth librarian Violeta Garza, and retired school librarian Marlene Lee.

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Wells Fargo and Rebuilding Together volunteers transform Portland home for low-income, disabled woman (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 05/20/15
Wells Fargo volunteers (l-r) Darren Bareuther, Katie Schroedl and Brenda Edmonds help fill a dumpster with yard debris.
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A group of Wells Fargo and Rebuilding Together Portland volunteers worked hard last Saturday to transform the N.E. Portland home of a low-income, disabled woman, making it easier and healthier for her to live there.

The volunteers labored all day. They removed excess trees and scrub brush; mowed the overgrown yard; and installed a front deck, new gutters, new washer and drier, and grab bars inside and outside so the occupant can get up and down the stairs more easily.

The workers also removed a front door awning that had been leaking and causing dry rot.

"Her backyard went from this overgrown mess to a nice garden with a fountain. We got a lot of work done," said volunteer team co-captain Toby Service of Wells Fargo.

"Overall it went really well. I was very impressed with what the yard looked like. It had been neglected for so many years. It brought her to tears," said co-captain Kris Andrzejeski, also of Wells Fargo.

"She's very excited to have the new porch and deck in the front. She can't do maintenance. We alleviated a lot of the yard maintenance she would have to do. That was a really big help to her," Andrzejeski added.

By the end of the day, the volunteers had filled a large dumpster to the top with debris from the yard and interior, said Mike Malone, executive director of Rebuilding Together Portland.

Wells Fargo donated $15,000 for the work as part of its support of the Healthy Housing Challenge, a joint project of the National Center for Healthy Housing, Wells Fargo and Rebuilding Together.

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05/19/15
***Update*** Suspect Photo From Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 30 Near Sauvie Island (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/19/15
***Update***
The investigation is still continuing into Friday morning's serious injury crash near Sauvie Island on Hwy 30. A photo of the pedestrian who caused the crash that seriously injured a McMinnville woman was captured on a TriMet bus camera. Investigators learned the pedestrian boarded the TriMet bus right after the crash (photos attached). OSP is asking the public's for help identifying this individual.

The male adult was described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, Skinny build (approx. 160 lbs), with gray balding hair with gray unshaven facial hair (2-3 day growth). He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue cargo shorts, dark blue tennis shoes, and was carrying a small brief case. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center at (503)375-3535.
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According to Senior Trooper Robin May, at 6:45am a serious injury motor vehicle crash occurred on SR Hwy 30 near MP 10.8 (east of Sauvie Island Bridge). Witnesses reported a white male adult was crossing the highway, not in a marked crosswalk, from NW Larson Road to a Trimet Bus Stop on the opposite side of the highway. Meanwhile a 2007 Freightliner (Unit #1), driven by Mr. Kirk L. Hubbard, age 56, from McMinnville, Oregon, was eastbound when he observed the pedestrian. Mr. Hubbard slowed to a stop. Unit #2, a 1995 Chevy Suburban driven by Ms. Loretta J. Sampson, age 58 from Scappoose, Oregon, observed the pedestrian but did not see the Freightliner had come to a stop. Unit #2 rear-ended Unit #1. Mr. Hubbard was secured with seatbelt and was not injured. Ms. Sampson was wearing seatbelt, the airbags deployed, Ms. Sampson sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. The male pedestrian was reportedly pick-up by a passing motorist and driven Eastbound towards Portland.

The male adult was described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, Skinny build (approx. 160 lbs), with gray balding hair with gray unshaven facial hair (2-3 day growth). He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue cargo shorts, dark blue tennis shoes, and was carrying a small brief case. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center at (503)375-3535.

The highway was completely closed for approximately 15 minutes and then one lane was closed for an additional 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Portland Fire.


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Oregon Veteran's Cremains to be Interred (Updated)
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 05/19/15
[[One name - Harry N. Thompson - was not placed on the previous list of veterans. Another name - Graham Cambell - is properly spelled.]]


PORTLAND - A final salute with full military honors will be made to 19 Oregon military veterans and two spouses of veterans whose cremated remains will be interred at Willamette National Cemetery on May 22, at 10 a.m.

For nearly 10 years, the Oregon State Hospital Replacement Project has been working with Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) to identify the deceased who are eligible for veteran burial. This includes the cremains of a veteran's spouse who also is eligible to be interred at a national cemetery.

The cremains had been stored in copper canisters at the State Hospital and had at one time been interred in an underground memorial where the canisters sustained water damage and irreversible corrosion. In 2004, State Senate President Peter Courtney discovered the canisters in an outbuilding on hospital grounds and said he did not want these people to be forgotten. Since then, the State Hospital has been working vigorously to ensure the cremains of all patients are cared for and treated with the proper respect.

The State Hospital is the custodian of the cremated remains of approximately 3,400 people who died between 1914 and 1971 while living or working at the hospital, Oregon State Tuberculosis Hospital, Mid-Columbia Hospital, Dammasch State Hospital, Oregon State Penitentiary, Fairview Training Center and other local hospitals.

The military service eras of these 19 honorably discharged veterans range from the Civil War to World War I. According to ODVA Director Cameron Smith the veteran's cremains have been secured until their identities could be accurately verified.

"Identifying these veteran's cremains after all these years ensures we honor and recognize their service," he said. "Just as we thank all veterans for their service, we thank the amazing team from the Oregon State Hospital and their partners for all of their research and hard work to correct the record."

Oregon State Hospital Superintendent Greg Roberts said it's only proper that these veterans be interred in Willamette National Cemetery.

"It's important to recognize them, not only for their service to our country, but also for the additional challenges they faced in life. Now, they have a final resting place with all due dignity and respect, and they are no longer forgotten."

With the goal of reunifying these cremains with families, the Oregon State Hospital has posted online the list of names of the people whose cremated remains are in the possession of the hospital. The list of names is posted on the Oregon State Hospital website at www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/osh/Pages/cremains.aspx.

The names of the veterans whose cremains will be interred include: Thomas A. Bond; Graham Cambell; Rollin Curd; Henry Gore; John Q. Howard; Arthur B. Hunter; Herman G. Kluedtke; Frank F. Moore; Curtis L. Oaks; Davis B. Parmenter; Matthew Ross, Jr.; Emma Rowland, spouse of William G. Rowland; John W. Sevedge; Edward C. Shaw; Charles Sherwood; Harry N. Thompson; John Tooley; Lawrence C. G. VanWert; John A. Walters; Edna May Ward, spouse of James E. Ward and Fred Warner.

Willamette National Cemetery is located in Portland at 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd.
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Oregon's Urban and Community Forestry Conference slated for June 4, Portland (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/19/15
Oregon's annual UCF Conference always attracts interest from around the state
Oregon's annual UCF Conference always attracts interest from around the state
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Oregon Community Trees ("O.C.T.") is hosting its annual Urban & Community Forestry conference, geared for professionals and other interested members of the public, from 8:00am - 3:30pm on Thursday June 4 at the World Forestry Center in Portland.

"Managing Change in our Community Forests: A Toolkit for Action" is the theme of this year's conference and Erica Smith Fichman, Program Manager with the City of Philadelphia's Parks & Recreation Program, is keynote speaker.

Fichman is also program manager for TreePhilly, a community engagement program that connects Philadelphia residents with city resources to plant and care for trees and grow the urban forest. Their goal is to have 30 percent tree canopy in each Philadelphia neighborhood.
Fichman will speak about using social media, guerrilla advertising and exciting partnerships to promote urban forestry and motivate new audiences to join the movement.

Other urban forestry conference topics
Other urban forestry-related topics at this year's conference include climate change and tree choices, water demand in the landscape, monitoring changes in community forests using citizen science, insect pests that threaten urban forests, and soil - what it is, and how it stores water and nutrients.

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager Paul Ries will also speak on the topic of maintaining urban forest health, extreme weather and storm-proofing the urban forest.

Continuing education credits, conference location
The conference takes place at the World Forestry Center's Miller Hall.
Continuing education credits are available for Oregon registered landscape architects, landscape contractors, ISA certified arborists and SAF certified foresters.

Conference filling up fast
The conference has already enrolled some 130 attendees but registration is still open.
For more information and to register: www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-change-in-our-community-forests-a-toolkit-for-action-tickets-15659575211?aff=octwebsite

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Attached Media Files: Oregon's annual UCF Conference always attracts interest from around the state
Oregon State Library Executive Committee Meeting Press Release & Agenda 5/27/15
Oregon State Library - 05/19/15
The Executive Committee of the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet by phone on Wednesday, May 27th. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting, which will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting may come to Room 205 at the Oregon State Library.

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested prior to 48 hours before the meeting; notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Jessica Rondema at 503-378-2464.

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
May 27, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Oregon State Library Room 205
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda

1:00 p.m. Report of the State Librarian Dahlgreen

1:30 Discussion of the Board Meeting for June 19, 2015 Bonebrake

1:45 Other business Bonebrake

2:00 Adjournment Bonebrake



NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
Battle Ground City Council Hosts Military Appreciation Night (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 05/19/15
Military Appreciation Night
Military Appreciation Night
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On the evening of May 18th, the Battle Ground City Council recognized 15 young men and women from the community who have committed to serve in the United States Armed Forces. Each was introduced and spoke about his or her education, military assignment, goals, and family members, many of whom who were in attendance.

The council's recognition of these young men and women comes during Military Appreciation Month, designated by Congress to ensure that the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members.

"This is a big step in the lives of these young people," noted Deputy Mayor Philip Johnson, "It is important that their community is behind them in this endeavor."

Pictured with members of City Council in the linked photo are (from left to right):
Zhi Cong Hu (WA Nat'l Guard)
Alexander Lorphanpaibul (US Army)
Josiah Brewer (US Marine Corps)
Cicley Manriquez (US Marine Corps)
Benjamin Millard (US Marine Corps)
Seth Witherup (US Marine Corps)
Laurence Rasaphangthong (US Marine Corps)
Melanie Scialabba (US Air Force)
Joseph Banuelos (US Air Force)
Curerah Kopsho (US Air Force)
Ian McGregor (US Air Force)
Darian Jensen (US Army)
Casey Bauer (US Army)
Paul Corbin (US Army)
Taylor Harper (US Army)

The council would also like to recognize enlistees from the community who were unable to attend:
Seth Piper (US Army)
Dirk Haas (US Army)
David Butler (US Army)
Trey Bardonski (US Army)
Kelsey Campanelli (US Air Force)


Attached Media Files: Military Appreciation Night
Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership Wins AWWA Excellence in Communications Award
City of Lake Oswego - 05/19/15
The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership has recently won a 2015 Excellence in Communications award from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA) in the Best Video category for its dynamic video about the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) process used to install 3,900 feet of pipe under the Willamette River.

The award was presented during a ceremony at the PNWS-AWWA annual conference in Bellevue, Washington on April 30. The video is posted on the Partnership's website at www.lotigardwater.org/?e=678

"While horizontal directional drilling has been in use for some time, this particular drill was extremely challenging due to the length and diameter of the tunnel, the complex geology encountered and the fact that the entry and exit points were located in environmentally sensitive parks. For these reasons, it was important to document the completion of this crucial milestone," said Joel Komarek, project director. "The video does an impressive job of explaining this complex method of trenchless pipeline construction and we are honored to have our communication efforts recognized by other industry professionals."

The video tells the story of how crews successfully drilled a large tunnel under the Willamette River and then pulled the 3,900-foot long pipeline through the tunnel in one, continuous operation to ensure that the tunnel remained open. The tunnel drilling operation was conducted over a three-month period and the pipe pullback itself lasted just under 12 hours. A total of four barge mounted cranes and two land-based cranes were needed to loft the 36-inch diameter welded steel pipe into the tunnel. The HDD method was chosen to ensure river wildlife and endangered salmon would not be impacted.

Comments from the judges included:
* "Interesting and informative, the time-lapse sharpie drawings were really neat."
* "Very professional and engaging all audiences, short, informative."
* "Definitely a unique way to reach the public. Great idea!"
* "Awesome that they used local manufacturers and did what they could to protect the river."

PNWS-AWWA provides educational resources and professional development opportunities to drinking water professionals in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the areas of drinking water quality, water resource policy, and water-related planning and management issues. The Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership was one of six utilities to win an award.

The cities of Tigard and Lake Oswego joined together in 2008 to share the costs of upgrading Lake Oswego's water infrastructure and share high-quality drinking water year round. These water pipelines connect Tigard with Lake Oswego's water system and serve both communities. Other facilities under construction include the river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, the water treatment plant in West Linn, the Waluga reservoir in Lake Oswego and the Bonita pump station in Tigard.

For more information about the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership, visit www.lotigardwater.org, email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us, follow @LOTWater on Twitter, or call the project hotline at 503-697-6502.

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OMSI Presents The Science of Ripley's Believe It Or Not
OMSI - 05/19/15
Portland, Ore. (May 19, 2015) - Beginning May 21, OMSI will be home to The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!-an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts which showcase the science of the extreme and unexpected. This highly interactive featured exhibit allows visitors to explore the real science behind the seemingly unbelievable, and is designed for people of all ages to enjoy.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! offers some of the world's most perplexing optical illusions, investigates incredible examples of body modification and celebrates the life and legacy of Robert Ripley, the explorer and adventurer. Visitors have can discover epic examples of extreme biology as they stand inside a life-size Megalodon jaw, experience what it would be like to be swallowed by the giant prehistoric snaked called Titanoboa, or measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man, who grew to 8 feet 11 inches.

In addition, guests are invited to delve into the world of the unexpected. From a giant portrait of Albert Einstein made of toast to a larger-than-life portrait of Justin Bieber made from candy, the science of pixilation comes to life in colorful and unusual ways.

The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a joint production between Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Science North. The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! special exhibition is supported and funded in part by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. The exhibit will run from May 21 through September 7, 2015.

For more information please visit omsi.edu.

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
Corrected Public Hearing Regarding Prohibiting Smoking on City-Owned Property (includes start time)
City of Salem - 05/19/15
Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. on Ordinance Bill No. 10-15, which amends Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 45, Smoking. If enacted, this bill will result in smoking being prohibited on all City-owned property, including parks and other outdoor areas owned by the City, except for City rights-of way.

The public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Center, located at 555 Liberty Street SE, Salem, Oregon. Any person wishing to speak either for or against the proposed ordinance may do so in person or by attorney at the public hearing. Written statements may be filed with the City Recorder, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 205, Salem, Oregon 97301, prior to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Among the City-owned properties that will be regulated by the proposed ordinance include: the Civic Center campus, including Peace Plaza and the library parking garage; City parks and associated bridges, trails and walking paths; fire stations; Marion, Pringle, Chemeketa, and Liberty parkades; City shops complex; Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility; Geren Island Water Treatment Facility; all pump stations and reservoirs; Salem Municipal Airport; and Center 50+.

The ban applies to electronic cigarettes and includes all forms of tobacco, cannabis products, weeds, and any plant capable of being smoked. The proposed ordinance applies to all persons who are on City-owned property, regardless of whether they are inside or outside of a private vehicle.

The penalty for the first infraction can be no more than $50. The penalty for the second infraction can be no more than $150. The penalty for the third or subsequent infraction can be no more than $250.


The proposed ordinance does not currently apply to City-owned property located in the public right of-way. However, in December 2014, City approved an ordinance creating Salem Revised Code Chapter 45, Smoking. This ordinance contains criteria and procedures for eligible owners wanting to extend the boundaries of their smoke-free zone to the abutting sidewalk or planting strip. If Council enacts the smoke-free ordinance as drafted, Council could then direct the Public Works Director to extend the smoke-free prohibitions to the sidewalks and planting strips following the procedures contained in SRC Chapter 45. Alternatively, Council can amend the proposed ordinance during deliberations so that it includes all sidewalks and planting strips abutting City-owned property.

The proposed ordinance does not apply to property owned by the Urban Renewal Agency, which includes the Salem Convention Center, or property owned by the Salem Housing Authority. Nor will the proposed ordinance apply to properties owned by the City of Salem and leased to other entities.

The proposed ordinance will become effective 60 days after it is adopted by Council.

Written statements may be emailed to the City Recorder at CityRecorder@cityofsalem.net. If you wish to contact all members of the City Council, you may send an email to Citycouncil@cityofsalem.net. If you would like to contact the Councilor for your ward, a ward map is provided on the City's website: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CityCouncil/Pages/CouncilWardsMap.

Contact information for Councilors is at: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CityCouncil/Pages/CityCouncilors.

A list of Questions and Answers is attached and is available on the City of Salem homepage www.cityofsalem.net under the What's New section.

The staff report from the May 11, 2015, meeting is available at: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CouncilMeetingAgenda/Documents/325/8.1b.pdf.


Attached Media Files: 2015-05/1081/84620/no-smoking-faq-2015-05-18_final.pdf
Get outdoors Saturday, June 13, for free, summer fun
City of Vancouver - 05/19/15
CONTACT: Bev Walker, Educator, Water Resources Education Center, 360-487-7111, bev.walker@cityofvancouver.us

Enjoy the great outdoors with healthy, active fun during National Get Outdoors Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1115 E 5th St., Vancouver.

National Get Outdoors Day encourages all, especially youth, to expand their lives by embracing our bountiful parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waterways. The free, local event is packed with a variety of activities and ideas for enjoying and exploring the natural world that waits outside.

Be sure to visit the Water Resources Education Center's booth as you discover your gateway to the awesome outdoors. Kids and their families will have fun with hands-on activities, including a water obstacle course. Please stop by for a refreshing drink of Vancouver water at the City's Water Wagon.

Smokey Bear, Ranger Rick, Woodsy Owl and their friends will be greeting kids and families. Here are just a few of the interactive activities that will be happening throughout the event:
- climbing
- archery
- fishing
- historic fur trader encampment and more!

National Get Outdoors Day is brought to you by the City of Vancouver, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service and Parks Foundation of Clark County. Learn more about National Get Outdoors Day at www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org.
Firefighters Extinguish Multiple Dump Trucks Heavily Involved in Fire
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 05/19/15
***Update***
The preliminary investigation is complete and the fire was ruled accidental causing an estimated one million dollars in damage.
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Shortly before 1:30 this morning firefighters were dispatched to a report of a possible commercial fire in the area of 23rd and Clatsop St. in Milwaukie. The incident was called in by a passerby who reported heavy black smoke in the area. First arriving firefighters reported multiple dump trucks on fire with several loud explosions at Northwest Infrastructure, located at 2323 SE Clatsop St. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it could spread to four additional dump trucks that were parked nearby. Due to the fire, several of the trucks diesel fuel tanks ruptured, causing fuel to leak into nearby Johnson Creek. The leak was reduced on the scene using absorbent powder and multiple absorbent booms were placed in Johnson Creek to collect any fuel product that was in the water. The City of Milwaukie and Water and Environmental Services were on scene to assist in containing the leak.

All total, seven dump trucks were burned and the fire was brought under control within 35 minutes of arrival with no injuries reported. Fire Investigators are on scene and will be working to identify the cause of this early morning fire along with an estimated dollar loss. Clackamas Fire was assisted in extinguishing this blaze by Portland Fire and Rescue.
Saving the Zimmerman House - a Retrospective Look (Photo)
East (Mult.) Co. Historical Org. (ECHO) - 05/19/15
May 2014
May 2014
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The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 6pm and hear how the Zimmerman House has been restored and is now a museum open to the public. Dodi Davies, our past president and long-time volunteer, will tell this story using photographs and video clips. She will share photos of the Zimmerman family, how the house fell into dis-repair and the restoration work done to date, and how the family possessions have come to be on exhibit.

This program will follow a brief business meeting to elect our new Board and recognize our Volunteer of the Year.

Light refreshments will be served, so please RSVP to info@echohistory.org or call 503-261-8078.

Tuesday, May 26th, 6pm - 8pm
Quail Hollow Clubhouse
21000 NE Sandy Blvd.
Fairview, Oregon


Attached Media Files: May 2014 , 1997 , circa 1905
Oregon Lottery Sponsors two Ron Herndon Scholarships at Black United Fund Awards Luncheon
Oregon Lottery - 05/19/15
The Oregon Lottery will award two $1,500 Ron Herndon Scholarships at the Black United Fund Scholarship Awards Luncheon.

Recipients of the two scholarships are Joyce Seraya of Roosevelt High School and Ahmed Ali, who attends Health and Science High School.

"The Oregon Lottery is proud to sponsor scholarships for such promising young people," said Lottery Director Jack Roberts. "We are also honored to continue supporting the Black United Fund and its mission."

The event will be held tomorrow, May 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave. in Portland.

The Oregon Lottery has contributed over $5 billion to the state's education funding since 1995. Through its corporate community involvement program, the Lottery sponsors scholarships for students of color and community college students throughout Oregon.

To see how Oregon Lottery dollars are being used in each Oregon county and for more information about the Lottery and its games, visit www.oregonlottery.org.

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Battle Ground's East Main St. to close during repair of railroad crossing (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 05/19/15
East Main St Detour
East Main St Detour
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A short section of East Main St in Battle Ground, just east of Grace Ave, will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 26th for the repair of the East Main Railroad Crossing. The road will reopen no later than Friday, May 29th.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured onto NE Grace Ave and Fairgrounds Ave for east/west travel. Access to the community center and all businesses located in the area will remain open.

Clark County, who owns the rail line, will be reconstructing the sub-grade, replacing the rails and ties, and installing concrete panels. The work will stabilize the tracks and roadway and provide for a much smoother ride for vehicles crossing the tracks.

For more information regarding the project or road closure, contact City of Battle Ground Public Works Director Scott Sawyer at 360-342-5075 or by email at scott.sawyer@cityofbg.org.


Attached Media Files: East Main St Detour
Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash on Hwy 126, West of Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/19/15
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Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal vehicle crash on Highway 126 near Green Hill Rd, just west of Eugene.

According to OSP Lieutenant Lang Hinkle, at approximately 8:57 a.m., a 2000 Ford Focus operated by Brian ROONEY, age 54 of Veneta was traveling eastbound on HWY 126 when it struck a deer in the roadway. After impact the deer went airborne and into the path of a westbound 2000 Freightliner Truck operated by Jesse BASTIEN, age 37, of Eugene.

The deer struck the windshield directly in front of BASTIEN and entered the passenger compartment, striking him. BASTIEN was able to drive the truck to the shoulder of the road. Passing motorists noted BASTIEN was not conscious or breathing and began CPR. He was transported to Sacred Heart River Bend Hospital for neck and head trauma. After arriving at the hospital, BASTIEN was declared deceased.

Both lanes of HWY 126 were closed for some time. Westbound lanes will be closed until approximately 1PM until the on-scene investigation is completed.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Eugene/Springfield Fire Department.


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New artwork installed at Columbia River Correctional Institution (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 05/19/15
Completed flags, ready for installation
Completed flags, ready for installation
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Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) will dedicate a new, site-specific art piece - 30 FLAGS - on May 26 at 1 p.m. CRCI inmates created the piece with artist Emily Squires and scholar-activist Reiko Hillyer. Speakers will include Superintendent Rick Angelozzi, a representative(s) from the workshop, and the artists. RSVPs by May 22 to Emily Squires (contact info listed below) are required to attend this event.

Dedication Ceremony
Tuesday, May 26, 1-2 p.m.
Columbia River Correctional Institution
9111 NE Sunderland Ave., Portland, OR 97211
You must RSVP to attend.

Since October, Squires has been an artist-in-residence at CRCI. In partnership with Know Your City and scholar-activist Hillyer, Squires collaborated with adults in custody to design, screen print, and install a series of handmade flags throughout the institution. The flags are installed at the entryway into CRCI, throughout the main hallway of CRCI, and every artist mailed a set to someone of their choosing on the outside.

During weekly art workshops - bookmaking, drawing, and collage - the group discussed the concept of "place." Through thinking about the specificity and regulations of "inside" (CRCI as an institution, the interior rooms and exterior yard, the bunk) versus the physical and emotional dislocation from "outside" (Portland, home, location prior to incarceration), the group identified different audiences: fellow adults in custody, people that can come and go (volunteers, staff, or family) and external communities. They designed flags using both image and text to carry messages of their choosing based on their lived experiences. Approximately 12 artists created 30 unique designs, each 7" x 9". Hundreds of screen-printed flags were sewn into long strands that can be hung as a complete set (picture flags flying above a car lot or Tibetan prayer flags).

For more details about the project, see contact information listed below. To RSVP for the event, email Emily Squires at emily.squires@gmail.com or call 314.650.9934 by May 22, 2015.

30 FLAGS is made possible through the generous support of the Vital Projects Fund.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Emily Squires is an artist and educator currently living in Portland. Her multidisciplinary practice investigates themes such as voice, participation, and love (www.emilysquires.com). Reiko Hillyer is an Assistant Professor of History at Lewis & Clark College.


ABOUT CRCI
Columbia River Correctional Institution is a 593-bed minimum-security prison located in northeast Portland. The institution opened in September 1990 and houses male inmates who are within four years of release. The focus of Columbia River is to prepare adults in custody for successful re-entry into their communities by offering release planning and programs. Approximately 50 inmates are housed in a separate living area designed specifically for use as a residential alcohol and drug treatment program, and another unit is dedicated to a 61-bed Alternative Incarceration Program; in both units, adults in custody voluntarily participate in therapeutic community programs designed to address serious addiction and substance abuse issues.

ABOUT KNOW YOUR CITY
Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Their programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action.

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Attached Media Files: Completed flags, ready for installation , Artists printing flags at CRCI
Small school gets big results at district track meet
St. Stephen's Academy - 05/19/15
BEAVERTON, OR: The school has no track. It has no field. In fact, it doesn't even have access to a track to allow its athletes to practice their specialties. Of its thirty-four high school students, sixteen participate in track -- twelve on the women's team, four on the men's.

And yet, at last Friday and Saturday's district track and field meet, runners from St. Stephen's Academy in Beaverton claimed four first place finishes in individual events and one second place finish in a relay event for the 1A Special District 1 for the Casco/Valley 10 League. Overall, the women's team tied for fifth (out of fifteen teams) while the men's team placed ninth (out of fourteen).

Brandt Bergeron, a junior, placed first in the 800 meters and 1500 meters. Ruth Meeker, also a junior, took first in the 100 meters and 200 meters. Meeker, one of the team captains said, "I am so excited about how well our team performed at the district meet. Our team has worked really hard despite our lack of facilities. I can't wait to compete on Hayward Field and represent our school."

The women's 4x400 relay team -- with Meeker, senior Elliana Esau, sophomore Elizabeth Turner and freshman Elizabeth Gassoway -- took second. All of these athletes will compete at the Oregon high school state track meet at Hayward Field in Eugene on May 21-23.

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St. Stephen's Academy is a classical Christian school in Beaverton, Oregon, serving students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade for the last sixteen years. Its campus is located at 7275 SW Hall Boulevard, on the same site as Evergreen Presbyterian Church. It will open a second campus in Lake Oswego in September.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputies on the lookout during nationwide safety belt "blitz" campaign
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/19/15
From Monday May 18th, 2015 through Sunday May 31, 2015, 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. OSP, sheriffs and local police will be 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.

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/

We've found in the past that 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".
$10,000 reward offered in west Vancouver arson fires
City of Vancouver - 05/19/15
Vancouver, Wash. - Through the Arson Alarm Foundation, the City of Vancouver Fire-Arson Team is offering up to a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible for following arson fires in west Vancouver:

5/16/2015
3508 G ST
Unknown Time
Fire Damage: UNITED STATES NAVY FLAG MOUNTED ABOVE FRONT PORCH

5/16/2015
3401 G ST
Unknown Time
Fire Damage: AMERICAN FLAG MOUNTED ABOVE FRONT PORCH

5/16/2015
320 NW 44TH ST
Unknown Time
Fire Damage: AMERICAN FLAG MOUNTED ABOVE FRONT PORCH

5/16/2015
3601 G ST
Unknown Time
Fire Damage: PAPER BAG ON FRONT PORCH


5/18/2015
319 NW 40TH ST
2211 HRS
Fire Damage: BLUE RECYCLING CONTAINER

5/18/2015
4004 COLUMBIA ST
2214 HRS
Fire Damage: BLUE RECYCLING CONTAINER

5/18/2015
504 W 37TH ST
2230 HRS
Fire Damage: 16 FOOT PORTION OF FENCE, BLUE RECYCLING CONTAINER

5/18/2015
3100 H ST
2257 HRS
Fire Damage: BLUE RECYLING/TRASH/GRASS CONTAINERS, 12 FEET OF FENCE/RETAINING WALL, LOWER PORTION OF UTILITY POLE

5/18/2015
3706 G ST
2259 HRS
Fire Damage: FRONT PORTION OF MAZDA TRUCK

5/18/2015
3707 F ST
2303 HRS
Fire Damage: GARBAGE/RECYCLING/FENCE

5/18/2015
110 W 28TH ST
2311 HRS
Fire Damage: GREY TRASH CONTAINER

5/18/2015
115 W 29TH ST
2314 HRS
Fire Damage: BLUE RECYCLING CONTAINER, WHITE RECYCLING BIN, 3 FOOT PORTION OF FENCE AND RETAINING WALL

5/19/2015
315 W 25TH ST
2318 HRS
Fire Damage: GARAGE/CARPORT

5/18/2015
116 W 23RD ST
2323 HRS
Fire Damage: BLUE RECYCLING CONTAINER, 3 FOOT PORTION OF TREE


Arson fires affect governmental resources, potential emergency service response times and may impact the overall insurance rates of businesses.

If you have any information about these incidents, call the Vancouver Fire-Arson Team 24 hours a day at 360-607-7991.

"Be proactive with arson prevention in your neighborhood by illuminating exterior and entrances, removing shrubbery that block the view of the house from the street, cleaning up and clearing open carports and garages of combustibles such as newspapers, wood and fuels and locking doors and windows," said Heidi Scarpelli, Vancouver Fire Marshal.

Please report any suspicious persons or activity to the Police by writing down license plate numbers or potential suspect descriptions.

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Attached Media Files: Map of Arson Fire Incidents
Boat Ramp Closure and Boarding Float Installation at Wallace Marine Park
City of Salem - 05/19/15
The boat ramp at Wallace Marine Park will be closed Tuesday, May 19, through 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The closure is due to maintenance and clean up of the boat ramp following the inspection and relaunching of the Willamette Queen into the Willamette River, and to install the boarding floats at the boat ramp.

Boarding floats are removed in mid to late fall to prevent them from collecting debris, being damaged, or carried away as river levels rise. In the spring, when river levels recede, they are reinstalled.
Oregon's Payroll Employment Grows Rapidly, Adding 7,600 Jobs in April
Oregon Employment Dept. - 05/19/15
Oregon's unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in April from 5.4 percent in March, reaching Oregon's lowest rate since July 2007 when the rate was also 5.2 percent. The rate is now back to where it was during 2006 through early 2008 when Oregon's rate held steady between 5.0 and 5.5 percent.

Oregon's payroll employment grew rapidly, adding 7,600 in April, following revised gains of 2,600 in February and 2,700 in March. April's gain was on track with the rapid growth seen during September 2014 through January 2015 when growth averaged 6,200 jobs per month.

The recent, rapid job growth is consistent with Oregon's performance prior to the recession. Jobs expanded by 3.2 percent between April 2014 and April 2015, a similar pace as seen during mid 2004 through 2006 when Oregon's annual gains averaged 3.0 percent.

In April, four major industries grew rapidly over the month and over the year, with each adding between 1,000 and 2,900 jobs in April, and each growing by close to 5 percent since April 2014.

* Health care and social assistance (+11,200 over the year) was boosted by all four of its component industries, but its social assistance component grew at the fastest rate by adding 3,000.

* Manufacturing (+9,800 jobs over the year) was led by semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing, and food manufacturing, which each added close to 1,500.

* Professional and business services (+9,700 over the year) was led by computer systems design, management of companies, and administrative and waste services, which each added about 1,600.

* Leisure and hospitality (+9,100 over the year) was boosted by rising demand at restaurants, which led to food service and drinking places adding 6,900 jobs.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the April county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Wednesday, May 27th, and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for May on Tuesday, June 16th.
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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 2014 tax records data. In addition, data for April 2013 through September 2014 were revised upward by a total of close to 4,000 per month. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and, effective with the release of the April 2015 data, were revised back to April 2013 to correct for an omission of certain corporate officers.

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: Oregon Statewide Employment April 2015
Make Your Mark On MS With Internationally Known Artist Lydiaemily (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 05/19/15
World MS Day Mural Signing Party
World MS Day Mural Signing Party
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Join the MS community in raising awareness by signing a new mural in Portland's Old Town

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2015

(Portland, OR)- The National MS Society, Oregon Chapter presents the Lydiaemily mural on World MS Day to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and bring together the greater MS community to celebrate shared connections.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:30-7pm at 403 NW 5th Avenue (mural will be painted on the west-facing wall) with free food, drinks, music and a short program. Everyone who lives with MS or is directly connected to a friend, family member or loved one is encouraged to attend this unique event.

In a new project to unite those in the MS movement, Lydiaemily has embarked on a four-city tour, painting giant murals to demonstrate her passion to end multiple sclerosis. The tour starts in Austin, TX, followed by Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR and wraps in Louisville, KY.

The mural will encourage members of the MS community to come together and show their collective determination to end MS, and deliver a message of hope and inspiration for those impacted by the disease. As Lydia Emily says, "Art can do more than hang, it can help."

Genzyme, a pioneer in transformative MS therapies, is sponsoring the event.

About Lydiaemily
Lydiaemily is a painter and muralist. The daughter of a civil rights activist, issues of justice and social equality run through her blood. Inspired by a life-long desire to "bring fire to the people," Lydiaemily creates art because of a profound and sincere feeling of obligation to humanity.

Lydiaemily is both a cancer survivor and lives with multiple sclerosis, but this hasn't slowed her down. In 2012, Lydiaemily began work as an advocate for early detection and treatment of MS. Lydiaemily travels frequently to speak to patients and healthcare professionals about current life-changing medical breakthroughs now available.

Lydiaemily's artwork has been featured at gallery shows in Milan, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Visit Lydiaemily.com for more information.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2013 alone, through its home office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society invested $48.3 million to support 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

Learn More
National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239


Attached Media Files: World MS Day Mural Signing Party
Public Hearing Regarding Prohibiting Smoking on City-Owned Properties
City of Salem - 05/19/15
Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, on Ordinance Bill No. 10-15, which amends Salem Revised Code (SRC) Chapter 45, Smoking. If enacted, this bill will result in smoking being prohibited on all City-owned property, including parks and other outdoor areas owned by the City, except for City rights-of way.

The public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Center, located at 555 Liberty Street SE, Salem, Oregon. Any person wishing to speak either for or against the proposed ordinance may do so in person or by attorney at the public hearing. Written statements may be filed with the City Recorder, 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 205, Salem, Oregon 97301, prior to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Among the City-owned properties that will be regulated by the proposed ordinance include: the Civic Center campus, including Peace Plaza and the library parking garage; City parks and associated bridges, trails and walking paths; fire stations; Marion, Pringle, Chemeketa, and Liberty parkades; City shops complex; Willow Lake Water Pollution Control Facility; Geren Island Water Treatment Facility; all pump stations and reservoirs; Salem Municipal Airport; and Center 50+.

The ban applies to electronic cigarettes and includes all forms of tobacco, cannabis products, weeds, and any plant capable of being smoked. The proposed ordinance applies to all persons who are on City-owned property, regardless of whether they are inside or outside of a private vehicle.

The penalty for the first infraction can be no more than $50. The penalty for the second infraction can be no more than $150. The penalty for the third or subsequent infraction can be no more than $250.


The proposed ordinance does not currently apply to City-owned property located in the public right of-way. However, in December 2014, City approved an ordinance creating Salem Revised Code Chapter 45, Smoking. This ordinance contains criteria and procedures for eligible owners wanting to extend the boundaries of their smoke-free zone to the abutting sidewalk or planting strip. If Council enacts the smoke-free ordinance as drafted, Council could then direct the Public Works Director to extend the smoke-free prohibitions to the sidewalks and planting strips following the procedures contained in SRC Chapter 45. Alternatively, Council can amend the proposed ordinance during deliberations so that it includes all sidewalks and planting strips abutting City-owned property.

The proposed ordinance does not apply to property owned by the Urban Renewal Agency, which includes the Salem Convention Center, or property owned by the Salem Housing Authority. Nor will the proposed ordinance apply to properties owned by the City of Salem and leased to other entities.

The proposed ordinance will become effective 60 days after it is adopted by Council.

Written statements may be emailed to the City Recorder at CityRecorder@cityofsalem.net. If you wish to contact all members of the City Council, you may send an email to Citycouncil@cityofsalem.net. If you would like to contact the Councilor for your ward, a ward map is provided on the City's website: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CityCouncil/Pages/CouncilWardsMap.

Contact information for Councilors is at: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CityCouncil/Pages/CityCouncilors.

A list of Questions and Answers is attached and is available on the City of Salem homepage www.cityofsalem.net under the What's New section.

The staff report from the May 11, 2015, meeting is available at: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CouncilMeetingAgenda/Documents/325/8.1b.pdf.


Attached Media Files: 2015-05/1081/84603/no-smoking-faq-2015-05-18_final.pdf
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-19 Gresham Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/15
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The Gresham Police Department, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide.

On May 11, 2015, at 11:21 p.m., a witness called 9-1-1 to report a shooting that occurred at a residence located at 1815 NW 7th Place in Gresham. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located 25-year-old Erick Austin Carnegie deceased after an apparent shooting. There is a known medical marijuana growing operation at this residence.

A witness reported to police that while he was walking up to the front door of the residence, two suspects approached him from behind and forced him inside the residence.

During the incident inside Mr. Carnegie was shot and killed. After the shooting, both suspects immediately ran to a vehicle, which was parked a short distance away from the residence.

Detectives believe the suspects may have been in the neighborhood for some time, prior to the shooting.

The suspects are described as:

An African American male in his mid-20s, light-skinned, 6'0" tall, skinny build, wearing a dark-colored hoody, bandana covering his face, and black shoes. This suspect was armed with a handgun.

An African American male, unknown age, dark-skinned, 5'8" tall, 160 to 170 pounds, goatee, 2" Afro, wearing a burgundy sweatshirt. This suspect was armed with a Taser.

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. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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

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Red Cross Responds to Lincoln County Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/19/15
Disaster action team voluntees with the American Red Cross this morning responded to a single-family home fire in the 800 block of Douglas Street, Newport, Oregon. The disaster affected four adults.The Red Cross provided comfort kits, lodging, food, clothing, disaster mental health and recovery information.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in communities across Oregon. Residents are encouraged to call (503) 528-5783 to schedule an appointment. Also, take a few moments to review your family's exit plan should there be a fire in your home. Know what to do before, during and after a home fire. This information, and more, is available at www.redcross.org or in a free Prepare! Resource Guide published by the American Red Cross Cascades Region. The guide can be downloaded at http://rdcrss.org/1zq8XW6.
GREAT Graduation Today at Boise Eliot School in North Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/19/15
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On Tuesday May 19, 2015, at 12:15 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau G.R.E.A.T. Program will be honoring students at Boise Eliot School, located at 620 North Fremont Street.

Officer Mike Paresa will be celebrating the graduation and honoring the students hard work and achievement in the G.R.E.A.T. Program.

G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education And Training. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Media is invited to attend this special event and is asked to check in with the office before attending the graduation.

To learn more about the G.R.E.A.T. Program, contact Officer Mike Paresa at (503) 823-2186 or Mike.Paresa@PortlandOregon.gov.

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Sale of Vancouver Heritage Bonds for Barracks renovation starts May 26 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 05/19/15
Photo of the Infantry Barracks building
Photo of the Infantry Barracks building
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Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver will sell up to $1.5 million in "Vancouver Heritage Bonds" to residents of Clark County from May 26 to June 5, 2015. The bonds will be used to finance a portion of the $8.3 million West Barracks renovation project near Officers Row scheduled to start construction later this year.

The Vancouver Heritage Bonds will be sold in denominations of $500, up to a $10,000 maximum per household. The bonds are tax-exempt and are backed by the full faith and credit of the City.

Starting today, the bond order form and instructions are available at www.cityofvancouver.us/heritagebonds. People without access to a computer or printer can pick up an order form and instructions at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. 6th St., during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Completed order forms and payment can be mailed in or dropped off in person at City Hall. Order forms received before the sale start date will not be processed until May 26.

Vancouver Heritage Bonds are a type of "mini-bond" specifically targeted for sale to the local community. "Rather than the bonds being sold in $100,000 to $1,000,000 amounts to distant institutional investors, the Vancouver Heritage Bonds will be sold in smaller amounts right here in our community with principal and interest being paid to local residents," said Lloyd Tyler, Vancouver's Financial and Management Services Director.

Similar to savings bonds, the value of the bonds will grow over time with principal and interest paid at one time upon maturity. Interest rates will be established at the time of sale. The Vancouver Heritage Bonds are expected to reach maturity within six to 13 years. There will be no secondary market for the bonds and no early redemption, so investors should plan on holding the bonds until maturity.

"This is a pilot project for the City, but we expect the bonds to sell very quickly," said Tyler. "We encourage interested buyers to make their purchases as soon as possible after they go on sale to avoid missing out."

The West Barracks renovation project was approved by City Council and included in the City's 2015-16 Biennial Budget. The project includes the renovation of four historic buildings which are part of the former Army West Barracks near Officers Row. For more information about the West Barracks renovation project and the Vancouver Heritage Bonds, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/HeritageBonds.

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Attached Media Files: Photo of the Infantry Barracks building , Photo of the Artillery Barracks building
Youth GED/Job Skills Program Accepting Applications, info sessions May 26 and June 9
SW Wash Workforce Development Council - 05/19/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. (May 19, 2015) -- Clark County residents, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining a GED and job-related skills are invited to attend a free YouthBuild Vancouver information session to learn more about the program.

The sessions will be held Tuesday, May 26 and Tuesday, June 9 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Partners in Careers, 3210 NE 52nd Street, Vancouver 98663. To register, contact Dave Cole at 360-696-8417 or dave@swwpic.org.

To participate in YouthBuild, an individual must be:
* A Clark County resident
* 17 to 24 years old
* A high school dropout in need of a high school diploma or GED
* Interested in gaining job skills and experience

Those enrolled in YouthBuild will have the opportunity, at no cost, to:
* Obtain their GED or high school diploma
* Gain two nationally-recognized construction certifications
* Participate in building a house for a family in need
* Receive services, including job, college and career preparation

Led by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), the YouthBuild team is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations that includes Partners in Careers, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Housing Authority and WorkSource.

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to youth who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school or are otherwise at risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones.

YouthBuild Vancouver will help up to 67 at-risk Clark County youth, who have dropped out of high school, obtain GEDs and learn leadership and other work-related skills through academic trainings, on-site work experiences and community service activities. Participants will also have access to apprenticeships and industry certifications in the construction trades as well as transitional housing opportunities. The program will culminate with participants building two energy-efficient homes for low-income families enrolled with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity. The program is funded through a three-year $1.1 million grant from the Department of Labor.
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Vancouver Police investigate 10 Arson incidents in West Vancouver
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/19/15
In the late evening hours of 5-18-15 Vancouver Police and Vancouver Fire responded to 10 Arson incidents on the west side of Vancouver. No persons were injured during these events, all involved property damage. The Vancouver Police Arson Unit are working in conjunction with the Vancouver Fire Marshal to investigate these arson incidents.

Anyone with information related to these arson incidents are encourage to contact the Vancouver Police.
05/18/15
UPDATE: Central Precinct Officers Attempting to Talk with Man in Crisis on I-405 Overpass
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
The man on the overpass jumped off and landed on the ground below, suffering multiple injuries. He was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment. His current condition is not known.

Officers at the scene were not able to enter into any meaningful dialogue with the man prior to his jump.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu

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On Monday May 18, 2015, at 8:32 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man on the Southwest 5th Avenue overpass, over I-405, outside the fence. The caller reported that the man appeared intoxicated, had a knife in his hand and that he was spitting blood onto the freeway.

Officers arrived in the area and briefly shut down I-405 but have allowed to start moving as he is now standing over a green space.

An Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team (ECIT) officer is attempting to talk with the man but he's spitting blood towards police so they have backed away from him for now.

The Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) will be consulted.

Traffic along the overpass may be affected periodically due to this active incident.

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President Jeremy Brown to leave Portland Community College
PCC - 05/18/15
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Community College Board of Directors tonight voted to approve a separation agreement with Jeremy Brown, president of the college. The mutually agreed upon separation-in-service will enable Brown to pursue other professional opportunities.

"This is a mutual parting of the ways," said Deanna Palm, PCC Board chair. "The Board and Dr. Brown realized they were each heading in different directions and have agreed to this separation-in-service.

"The Board thanks Dr. Brown for his service," Palm added. "During his tenure, the College has made a number of beneficial changes that have enhanced PCC's ability to serve students, and to address future challenges. The Board wishes him well in future endeavors."

During Brown's tenure, PCC created a comprehensive five-year strategic plan that was well received by students, faculty and support staff. This plan will serve to guide future PCC strategic initiatives and investment priorities.

Also during Brown's tenure, PCC exceeded fundraising expectations and continued its successful bond-funded capital expansion, including numerous campus facility improvements and several new building additions.

As part of this transition, the PCC Board also tonight authorized Executive Vice President Sylvia Kelley to assume the authority to direct PCC's day-to-day operations during Brown's transition until an interim president can be appointed. Going forward, the Board will make decisions about naming an interim president, expected within the next month or so, and will outline an inclusive process when it begins a national search for the next PCC president.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 90,000 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has four comprehensive campuses, eight workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Crews to Begin Tunneling Under Railroad Tracks on Bonita Road for Water Pipeline
City of Lake Oswego - 05/18/15
Beginning next week, crews will start excavating and constructing an entry shaft in the center lane of Bonita Road, near 74th Avenue, for a tunnel underneath the railroad tracks. Once complete, a new waterline will be installed through the tunnel.

This deep shaft will be present 24 hours a day, seven days a week for about two months. Crews will install concrete barriers and other traffic control devices to safely guide traffic around the construction site. The site will also house a large crane and excavator. Active work hours at the shaft are 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday.

While the shaft is in place, no left turns will be permitted from 74th Avenue onto Bonita Road. Two-way traffic on Bonita Road will be maintained.

This work is a key component to the construction of approximately 3,000 feet of water pipeline along Bonita Road, between Milton Court and Bangy Road. This pipeline will connect Tigard's new Bonita Pump Station to the water system in Lake Oswego.

Crews have already begun construction activities along the pipeline alignment and are currently installing pipe just past 72nd Avenue working towards the temporary staging area at Sequoia Parkway.

Last week, crews completed the process of tunneling under I-5 and installed the pipeline from the area near Paul Schatz Furniture Store in Tigard, to the area near Ethan Allen in Lake Oswego, just off Bangy Road. To minimize traffic impacts, portions of the water pipeline in Bonita Road are being installed at night, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday

During construction, commuters can expect to see and hear excavators, loaders, pipe, steel plates, gravel and dump trucks. Equipment will be stored in the right-of-way, along the shoulders of Bonita Road and at the temporary staging area at Sequoia Parkway. Final paving will occur after the pipe is tested and disinfected, likely in fall 2015.

The cities of Tigard and Lake Oswego formed a partnership in 2008 to share the costs of upgrading Lake Oswego's water infrastructure and share high-quality drinking water year-round. These water pipelines connect Tigard with Lake Oswego's water system and serve both communities. Other partnership facilities under construction include a new river intake pump station on the Clackamas River in Gladstone, a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant in West Linn, a new 3.5 million gallon water storage reservoir in Lake Oswego, a new pump station on Milton Court in Tigard and more than ten miles of new large-diameter water transmission mains connecting all these facilities. These critical water supply systems have been designed to remain operable even when subjected to a large earthquake and to allow water to move from Tigard to Lake Oswego, further enhancing resiliency in emergencies.

For the most up-to-date construction information, sign up to the "water pipelines in Tigard" email list or visit the project website at www.lotigardwater.org, email lotwater@ci.oswego.or.us, follow @LOTWater on Twitter, or call the project hotline at 503-697-6502.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Montavilla Park
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
On Monday May 18, 2015, at 4:13 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple gunshots heard at Montavilla Park, located at 8219 Northeast Glisan Street.

Multiple officers arrived in the area and spoke with witnesses who described hearing multiple gunshots in the park and seeing two African American males run to a dark-colored vehicle and leave westbound on Glisan Street. Witnesses described two different African American males as the intended victims and that they also left in a vehicle, possibly a gray or silver smaller SUV.

No gunshot victims have been located in the park.

Several officers are in the area of the park and Gang Enforcement Team investigators are responding to the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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***Update*** Portland Area - Vehicle vs Pedestrian on Hwy 213 In Clackamas (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/18/15
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A Portland woman is in serious condition after being struck in crosswalk on 82nd Ave near Johnson Creek Blvd.

On May 18th, 2015, at about 12:20PM, OSP Troopers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on HWY 213 (82nd Ave) near SE Overland Street. According to Senior Trooper Jason Bledsoe, Christine HARBACHECK, 54, of Portland , was crossing 82nd Ave using a designated crosswalk when she was struck by a 2013 Lexus SUV operated by Justin VU, 43, of Portland.

HARBACHECK, who suffered possible head trauma, was transported to Oregon Health Sciences Hospital where she is in serious condition. VU was cited for Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in Crosswalk. OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Fire Department.
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Previous Release:
PORTLAND AREA- VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN ON HWY 213 IN CLACKAMAS

News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 18th, 2015 12:48 PM
Vehicle vs pedestrian on HWY 213 (82nd Ave) just south of Johnson Creek Blvd. Some lanes of travel blocked. Consider using alternate routes and consult www.tripcheck.com for up to date information.


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Mayor's Task Force: Build Police Station, Delay Other Improvements (Photo)
City of Salem - 05/18/15
Salem Police currently operate in cramped quarters on the bottom floor of the Vern Miller Civic Center. Engineers fear that the civic center could topple during a significant earthquake.
Salem Police currently operate in cramped quarters on the bottom floor of the Vern Miller Civic Center. Engineers fear that the civic center could topple during a significant earthquake.
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A mayor's task force has devised a Plan B for the Vern Miller Civic Center, the seismically-unsafe headquarters for city offices, the library and police.

In fall 2013, Salem taxpayers gave plans for a major upgrade of the civic center complex at 555 Liberty Street SE a lukewarm response. The prospect of putting an $80.5 million bond on the ballot to pay for improvements quickly faded.

Salem Mayor Anna Peterson's blue ribbon task force has now reached a consensus on a new approach with a smaller scope. The 14-member task force, which held a series of public meetings over the past six months, has determined that a full-scale renovation of the entire civic center complex will have to wait.

But the task force has called for the city to push ahead with a key part of the original plan: building a new "public safety facility." The new building would serve as a police station and emergency dispatch center, replacing quarters on the first floor of the civic center that the police department has outgrown.

"We need a new police facility. We need it built well, and we need to build it now," said T.J. Sullivan, a former city councilor and owner of a Salem insurance firm, who is chairman of the task force.

Engineers fear the civic center, constructed in the 1970s before seismic hazards of the Pacific Northwest were well understood, could topple during a significant earthquake. In the worst case, the police department's headquarters and many of the department's vehicles would be taken out of action during a citywide emergency.

The task force will soon issue a report to Salem City Council outlining its recommendations. The report will highlight the urgency of developing a new public safety facility and possibly lay the groundwork for a bond measure in 2016.

In another change from the city's initial plans, the task force suggests the city should be open to considering other locations besides the civic center campus for the public safety facility.

The city already owns the civic center property, but concerns were raised about the site by some task force members. Some of the issues included the cost of underground parking needed for police vehicles at the civic center site, the loss of open space and unwanted alterations to Mirror Pond.

The task force has called for the city to "immediately" hire an architecture firm to help the city select possible sites and determine the project's basic size and functions.

Structures for essential public services, such as a police station, need to remain functional after an earthquake. Building to this standard means construction costs are high compared to an ordinary office building.

Two separate groups of architects with expertise in designing public safety buildings told the blue ribbon task force that construction costs range from $250 to $290 per square foot.

The panel talked about buildings ranging in size from 75,000 square feet to 106,000 square feet. Architects questioned by the panel recommended a 100,000-square-foot building to accommodate Salem's needs.

Total cost for a modern 100,000-square-foot public safety facility -- including elements such as purchasing land, design costs, equipment and furnishings -- would be in the neighborhood of $50 million.

The mayor's task force has discussed a potential $50 million bond, payable over 25 years to finance the public safety facility. But the size and terms of a bond measure will be determined only after an architect makes recommendations and Salem City Council completes its review.

If voters approved a $50 million bond measure, homeowners would pay about 32-cents per $1,000 assessed value. For example, the owner of a home with an assessed value of $200,000 would pay an annual assessment of $63.35.

"The key for us is getting an architect on board as soon as we can." said Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore at a task force meeting in April.

An architecture firm is needed to identify sites that fit the city's needs, Moore said. The task force wants the city to consider sites that are centrally located and relatively close to other city offices, but recommended looking outside of the Vern Miller Civic Center campus.

The latest plan doesn't address the seismic problems and $22 million in deferred maintenance at the Vern Miller Civic Center. Seeking funds for those improvements would be put on hold pending the passage of a bond to construct a public safety facility.

Task force recommendations, however, get police into a building capable of surviving an earthquake and operating in its aftermath. Salem's police department also needs much more space to accommodate its operations and future growth.

Salem's police department has 187 sworn officers and 100 civilian employees. They work in a space that's a little smaller than Keizer's 28,880-square-foot police station.
In comparison, Keizer has 37 sworn officers and about nine support staff.

Salem officials also want space in the public safety facility for a emergency dispatch center. The city's 9-11 operations are currently located off-site. Police must rely on off-site locations for storage.

The mayor assembled the task force after the city's initial proposal for the Vern Miller Civic Center improvements generated insufficient support to pass a bond measure.

Last year, a city-sponsored survey of 400 registered voters showed that about half of the respondents opposed the idea of paying higher property taxes in exchange for a stronger, safer city hall and police station. The mayor, however, said the survey results may reflect a lack of understanding about the need for a new public safety facility.

Here are the members of the mayor's task force:
Jim Bauer, Willamette University
Warren Bednarz, city councilor
Sheronne Blasi, former city councilor; State Auditor's Office
Jason Brandt, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
Claudia Burton, city budget committee member
Geoffrey James, architect; Salem Community Vision
Monty King, Citizens Police Advisory Committee
John Lattimer, Marion County
Jennifer Martin, Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors LLC; Downtown Advisory Board
Steve McCoid, city councilor
Anna Peterson, mayor
Kasia Quillinan former city councilor; City Watch member
Paul Rice, Friends of the Library
T.J. Sullivan, former city councilor

Recordings of task force meetings and related information are available online. Visit cityofsalem.net and click on "Police Facility Concept" located below "City Highlights."


Attached Media Files: Salem Police currently operate in cramped quarters on the bottom floor of the Vern Miller Civic Center. Engineers fear that the civic center could topple during a significant earthquake.
Early Morning Structure Fire displaces Kelso family
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 05/18/15
Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a house fire in the 800 block of North 23rd Ave Monday morning at 1:30. The one story home was fifty percent involved when engine crews arrived and the family had evacuated. Four fire engines, two brush engine trucks, one medic unit, and a chief officer responded to the fire. Kelso Police officers and Cowlitz County Sheriff deputies were also on scene. A family dog and cat perished in the fire; the displaced family will be aided by American Red Cross. Fire officials estimate $138,250 damage to the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other injuries were reported.
Early Morning Structure Fire displaces Kelso family
Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue - 05/18/15
Kelso- Firefighters from Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Longview Fire responded to a house fire in the 800 block of North 23rd Ave Monday morning at 1:30. The one story home was fifty percent involved when engine crews arrived and the family had evacuated. Four fire engines, two brush engine trucks, one medic unit, and a chief officer responded to the fire. Kelso Police officers and Cowlitz County Sheriff deputies were also on scene. A family dog and cat perished in the fire; the displaced family will be aided by American Red Cross. Fire officials estimate $138,250 damage to the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other injuries were reported.
Hikers Rescued Off Pacific Crest Trail
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/18/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports, yesterday his deputies responded to the Pacific Crest Trail near Marion Lake, in east Linn County for three lost hikers.

Yesterday at 11:25 a.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office dispatch was notified that a "SOS button" had been activated multiple times from a device known as a "Spot Locator." Members of the Linn County Search & Rescue Team were able to reach 44 year-old Jodie Lynn Wilcox from Ohio, on her cell phone. Jodie told deputies she was hiking with two other females also from Ohio, 50 year-old Teresa Jean Winland and Teresa's daughter, 21 year-old Ama Jean Winland.

The hikers had planned on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Hoodoo to the Oregon/Washington border. They had unintentionally hiked into an area where the snow had iced over. Due to the steep terrain and hazardous conditions they were unable to hike back to their vehicle.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue were able to locate the hikers last night at 11:12 p.m. Because of the difficult conditions, they were not able to get the hikers back out to safety until 5:07 a.m. this morning. With the assistance of Search & Rescue, all three hikers made it out safe and uninjured.

Linn County deputies were assisted by Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue and the Linn County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.

As the hiking season approaches, Sheriff Riley would like to remind people to be prepared to spend the night in the woods. On a day hike, take appropriate food, water, map, cell phone, and tell a friend or family member where you are going, anticipated route of travel and return time. A personal tracker or spot locator is also recommended.
National Letter of Intent Signing
Camas Sch. Dist. - 05/18/15
Camas High School will be honoring several Papermakers as they sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the North Commons at Camas High School. You are welcome to attend the event. The following student-athletes will be signing:


TREVOR JASINSKY has already signed with Western Washington University to play on their Men's Basketball Team. Trevor plans on pursuing business while attending classes in Bellingham. This 2014/15 season, Trevor led the basketball team to its first state tournament berth in many years. While finishing in second place in league and districts, Trevor was names 1st team all GSHL, All-Region Honorable Mention and a McDonalds All American Nominee and contributed to the teams Academic State Championship this season. Trevor was a National Merit Nominee and carries a 3.5 GPA at Camas High School.

Parents Jeff and Janis Jasinsky - Memorable moment great times and great games with my best friends.

LAUREN HARRIS will be traveling to the East Coast to continue her volleyball career for the Knights of Farleigh Dickinson University. Lauren enjoyed a very decorative career at Camas High School while being part of league and district championship teams in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and played a large role in bringing 3 state trophies back to Camas High School with a 5th place finish in 2012, 6th place finish in 2013 and a 5th place finish in 2014. Lauren was also recognized as GSHL all- League second team in 2012 and GSHL first team all-league in 2013 and 2014, all-region team in 2013 and 2014 and on the all-state first team in 2012 and 2014. Lauren was a scholar athlete in 2012 and 2014 and will graduate with a 3.4 GPA at Camas High School. While in New Jersey, Lauren will pursue a double major in Psychology and Spanish.

Parents Rand and Rachel Harris and her brother Josh Harris

KASEY CALWELL will be moving on to swim at University of California Santa-Barbara. Kasey may be the most decorated swimmer in Camas High School history. He was a four year letterman and was a leader on a team that went undefeated in dual meets all 4 years, 4 straight league and district championships and this past season, completed the greatest finish of any swim program in Clark County finishing second in state. Kasey also has a long list of individual accomplishments as an All-American swimmer in the 100 Breaststroke, a two time state champion, all-region swimmer of the year along with Washington state 4A swimmer of the year. He is part of 4 Camas High School team records and holds two district meet records. As a Gaucho, Kasey will study biological sciences and has carried a 3.9 GPA here at Camas High School.

Parents Ken and Sandy Calwell - Memorable moment was waiting for team results at this year's state meet and being pleasantly surprised with a 2nd place finish

BRENNA KHAW will also be heading to California to play basketball for the Biola University Eagles in La Mirada. Brenna was a 4 year scholar athlete and has accumulated a 3.4 GPA here at Camas High School. She has been a staple in the Camas line-up for all four years and has received the honor of GSHL 1st team all-league for three years along with two years all-region team, three time state playoffs sportsmanship award and two time team MVP and team captain. Brenna led the Papermakers to two state playoff berths in 2012 and 2015 which also included a league championship. While at Biola, Brenna will study broadcast management.

Parents Patrick and Tami Khaw and her siblings Kelsey and Drew - Memorable moment beating Skyview and Prairie on their court in the same year

SAM JONES will be traveling North to play baseball at Pierce College in Lakewood for the Raiders. Sam is a three year varsity letter award winner who was part of the Papermakers district qualifying team the past two years. He has been recognized as GSHL honorable mention infielder his junior year, and was recognized a 1st team GSHL pitcher this season. He is undecided on what he will continue to study and will finish Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA.

Parents Doug and Colleen Jones and his sister Briley - Memorable moment closing out the district opening game against Evergreen this year.

BRYAN KELLY will join the football program at Central Washington University as a Wildcat next fall. While at Camas High School, Bryan was a three year letterman in football. Bryan was part of a football team that qualified for the state playoffs all three years which included two trips to the semi-finals and one trip to the state championship game. During his senior year Bryan was recognized as 1st team Greater St. Helens All-League running back. Bryan carried a 3.6 GPA at Camas High School, was a 2013 and 2014 GSHL all academic award winner as well as a CHS pride inside award winner. Bryan served as the junior class treasurer as well as the ASB Sergeant of Arms his senior year. Bryan will study pre-physical therapy as a Wildcat.

Parents Dwight and Felicia Kelly - Memorable moment representing and playing for Dane when he went down with a season ending injury

CARLY BANKS like her teammate will also be traveling to the east coast to play for the Molloy College Lions on a volleyball scholarship. Carly is a two year volleyball letterman and a one year letterman in cheerleading. As a Papermaker, Carly helped her team bring home a 6th place state trophy in 2013 and a 5th place trophy in 2014. She received GSHL honorable mention awards her junior and senior year. Carly received the scholar athlete award her junior and senior year and will finish at Camas High School with a 3.7 GPA. While in New York, Carly will pursue an education in Nursing.

Parents Karen Banks - Memorable moment going to state tournament both years and beating Battle Ground in front of a wild CHS crowd

LUCAS ULMER has already signed with University of Redlands to swim for the Bulldogs. Lucas is undecided on what he will study while in California and has compiled a 3.5 GPA here at Camas High School. He is a four year letterman in swimming as well as a three year letterman in soccer. Lucas was a large part of the swim teams' dominance of the GSHL over the past four years which also included an academic state championship in the 2013 and 2014 seasons along with a state runner-up finish at the 2015 state meet. Lucas' individual accomplishments as a Papermaker are impressive finishing 4th in the 100 butterfly in 2014, 6th in the 100 backstroke in 2015 and adding a state championship in the 100 butterfly in 2015. He was also named to the all-region swim team the last three years.

Parents John and Karen Ulmer - Memorable moment winning a state championship his senior year

DANE SANTOS will be playing football next fall for the Raiders of Southern Oregon. Dane is a two letterman for football and also participated in Lacrosse for the Camas club. Although Dane's season ended short this year with an injury, he continued to provide leadership on the league champion's sideline. He was part of the team that finished 2nd in state in 2013 and was instrumental in securing the win against Chiawana during the week one game in 2014. Dane is undecided in what he will study in Ashland and finishes Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA.


JENNA-RAE WILSON will throw the javelin for Wolves of Northern State University in Aberdeen South Dakota next year. Jenna-Rae is a three year letterman in track and field along with one year in wrestling. She placed 5th at districts in 2014 and has been a part of the very successful girls track team this current season that has won multiple meets along with the GSHL league title. Jenna-Rae has been awarded the CHS pride inside award her sophomore year and will graduate Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA. While in Aberdeen, Jenna-Rae will study to become an Elementary Physical Education Teacher.

Parents Paul and Natalie Wilson and siblings April, Jason, Jace and Janessa - Memorable moment throwing a personal record on our home field against Heritage

CAYNE CARDWELL will attend the United States Air Force Academy to play soccer for the Falcons. Cayne is a three year letterman who has played for a Papermaker team that has qualified for the state tournament all three years. Cayne has been a staple on the states #1 ranked team this season. He carries a 3.4 GPA, has been recognized as an honors student with an AP class load. While in Colorado, Cayne will study Philosophy.

Parents Clete and Darey Cardwell - Memorable moment teammates penalty kick vs. Kelso freshman year

COLE ZARCONE will join teammate Bryan Kelly and ensure that Central Washington University receives all senior running backs from this past seasons Papermaker team. Cole is a three year letterman in football and track and field. He has been part of a football team that has been awarded a league championship all three years with three state playoff berths that included two semi-final trips and one state championship appearance. After his senior football season, Cole was recognized as GSHL 1st team all-league running back and defensive back along with an all-region defensive back recognition. On the track, Cole has been 1st team all-league GSHL in the 100 meter twice and 2nd team all-league GSHL in the 200 meter once. Cole will finish with a 3.2 GPA and while in Ellensburg, will study pre-occupational therapy.

Parents Joanne and Rob and step dad Brad - Memorable moment playing in the Tacoma Dome for the state championship

GABRIEL LOPES will be traveling way North as he will play football for Simon Fraser University next season on a full scholarship. Gabe is a three year letterman on the gridiron. His senior season, Gabe was awarded the GSHL defensive player of the year award and recognized as an AP all-state 1st team linebacker. Gabe has been awarded the academic excellence award, National Football Foundation scholarship award and will finish Camas High School with a 4.0 GPA. While in Canada, Gabe will study computer engineering.

Parents Victor Lopes and Jennifer Dean - Memorable moment playing in the state championship game

RILEY ALLISON will continue her soccer career at Clark College to play for the Penguins. Riley is a three year letterman and was part of teams that finished as district champions in 2013 and as league champions in 2013 and 2014. She has been voted as team co-offensive player of the year in 2013, offensive player of the year in 2014 along with the coaches' award in 2014. She has been recognized as GSHL 1st team all-league in 2013 and 2014 along with all-state honorable mention in 2014. Riley won the scholar athlete award in 2014 and will complete Camas High School with a 3.0 GPA. Riley will be pursuing an education degree.

Parents Don and Tami Allison - Memorable moment scoring the game winning goal against Union for league title in 2013
Union Ridge Elementary School holds Second Annual Cultural Parade (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/18/15
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Monday, May 18, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-Every student from every grade level at Union Ridge Elementary School marched through downtown Ridgefield in the 2nd Annual Culture Parade featuring their social studies research projects celebrating cultural diversity on Friday, May 1, 2015.

The Annual Culture Parade started last year as a display of each grade's Classroom-Based Assessment (CBA), a project that represents the culmination of the state requirements for educational standards. Anja Felton, Nani Mack, Mindy Morris, and Kelly O'Boyle, all teachers at Union Ridge, organized and coordinated the school-wide event this year. "The annual Culture Parade represents the emphasis placed on cultural awareness at every grade level," said Morris.

This year, the Culture Parade represented the kickoff event for the City of Ridgefield's new First Saturday series which features a festival atmosphere including a Farmer's Market, outdoor music, food, local artists and family-friendly activities. "We had great support from the City of Ridgefield, the Ridgefield Police Department and our administration team," said Mack. "The school staff was excited to that the city wanted us to hold the parade again."

Superintendent Nathan McCann and Principal Angela Freeman served as Masters of Ceremony at the Ridgefield's Overlook Park, announcing each class and describing each grade level's projects for the gathered crowd.

This year's topics for each grade level featured:

* Kindergarteners created "See Me Grow" timelines of their lives from birth to six years old featuring major events that they displayed to parade attendees.
* First graders studied different pets from around the world. The first grade students researched different pets, learning about geography and discovering where pets come from which included familiar pets like cats and dogs and ranged to more exotic pets like tigers and penguins. The first graders then created masks which they wore during the parade to demonstrate the pet they studied.
* Second graders studied Children's Day, a holiday celebrated in Japan on May 5, when families fly kites shaped like carp called Koi Nobori to symbolize each family's hope for their children to grow up strong and brave. As an added spin on the idea, Ridgefield's second graders fashioned their kites as mighty salmon to honor the Pacific Northwest.
* Third graders studied the physical and cultural characteristics of the regions of the United States. Students learned how each region is unique in regards to food, customs, music, and art. They also selected a single state to study and created a display board featuring the state's capital city, flower, bird and other characteristics.
* Fourth graders studied "Authors on the Move," with each student selecting a Newbery Award-winning author to research. Students examined the impact their author had on culture in the United States, specifically literary culture. Students then dressed up as their subjects and presented short speeches three times during the parade route in the voice of their author.
* Fifth graders studied how one person can change the world. Students read biographies of people who contributed to shifts in culture. Then, students dressed up as their person and created signs indicating who they were and what major contribution their subject had on society.
* Sixth graders studied Holi (pronounced "Holy"), the Festival of Colors celebrated in India. Holi welcomes the coming of Spring and is marked with bonfires, singing, dancing, and the throwing of colored powder and colored water at friends, family, and neighbors. The sixth graders held their own Holi celebration at the school, creating shirts of vibrant colors which they wore during the parade.
* The View Ridge Middle School Marching Band closed the parade, playing songs throughout the route and demonstrating their marching skills as practice for their upcoming competition.

Community members and citizens of Ridgefield lined the city's streets, cheering as each grade presented their projects. "It always excites me when I walk around the corner and see the streets lined with people," said Mack. "I also love how the parade becomes a community event with everyone willing to help organize and ensure the safety of our parade participants by making sure the streets are closed with volunteers at each roadblock."

Even more pictures from the Culture Parade can be found on Ridgefield School District's Facebook page located at www.Facebook.com/RidgefieldSchools

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CORRECTION: Update on Investigation Where Suspect Breaks Into Occupied House Armed With a Knife Resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
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The location of the custody was the 4200 block of Southeast 15th Avenue, not Boise Street as initially released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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Portland Police Bureau detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of an incident where a suspect armed with a knife, broke into an occupied house, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. The incident occurred in the afternoon hours of Sunday May 17, 2015 in the Brooklyn Neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

The burglary suspect injured in the shooting has been identified as 47-year-old Michael Shawn Harrison. He remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition on a Police Hold with several gunshot wounds as well as several serious self-inflicted cuts to his arms and abdomen. Harrison is expected to survive his injuries.

This investigation started on May 17, 2015, at 2:15 p.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man leaving a home in the 3900 block of Southeast 14th Avenue after cutting himself with a knife. As officers were responding, additional information was broadcast that the man was Michael Harrison, that he was armed with a steak knife, and that he was upset over a pending divorce.

An American Medical Response (AMR) unit in the area told dispatch that they saw a subject matching Harrison's description walking eastbound on Center Street, passing Brooklyn School Park (investigators later determined that this person was unlikely to be Harrison).

Shortly after this call, a resident in the 1500 Block of Southeast Boise Street called to report that a male armed with a knife and blood on his hands had broken into her house and she was hiding in the basement with two young children.

Officers arrived in the area of the home on Boise Street and contacted the woman by phone and were able to evacuate her and the two children out the rear of the home. Neither she nor the children were injured by Harrison. The woman later told investigators that when Harrison saw her in the home, he asked her, "Are the children home?"

Additional officers began establishing containment in the area of the home, observing Harrison inside the victim's home.

Harrison exited the woman's home, armed with a kitchen knife, and sprinted towards officers, who were across Boise Street to the South of the home.

Sergeant Martin Padilla, a 17-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired a less-lethal shotgun at Harrison and Officer Raelynn McKay, a three-year-veteran of the Bureau, fired her handgun as Harrison sprinted toward them, threatening them with the knife.

Harrison continued running after the shots were fired, ran between Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla and slammed into the side of a house in the 4200 block of Southeast 15th Avenue.

Officers were able to quickly take Harrison into custody after a brief struggle. Medical personnel, who were in the area on standby for the initial call, were able to quickly provide medical aid and transport to the hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident. Investigators have interviewed several witnesses to the incident, including witness officers and neighbors.

Investigators learned that Harrison discarded his first knife in the woman's home and retrieved a different knife that he used to threaten officers.

Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla have been placed on paid Administrative Leave, per Bureau policy, until the investigation is complete.

When the investigation is complete, the case will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review and presentation to a Grand Jury to consider criminal charges against the suspect, Michael Harrison, as well as consider the justification for the use of force by Officer McKay and Sergeant Padilla.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau may release additional information. Additionally, as part of the use of force review process, the Bureau will conduct an internal review of the entire incident and the case will go before the Police Review Board (PRB), which is comprised of community members, Bureau members and representatives from the Independent Police Review Division.

Detectives are still actively interviewing those involved and are asking that anyone with information about this incident contact Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319, mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762, erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Camas High School DECA Members Succeed at International Competition in Florida (Photo)
Camas Sch. Dist. - 05/18/15
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ORLANDO, April 23, 2015--Twenty-six Camas High School students traveled to Orlando, Florida, to compete at the annual DECA International Career Development Conference. Competitors ranged from all 50 States, Canada, and Spain. Amontg the 26 Camas students, competition was split between research projects and role-play mock business scenarios.

Seven Camas DECA members, Shannon Ahearn, Nataley Dormier, Satya Hariharan, Noah White, Louie Avino, Areeb Ahsan, and Cameron Vega qualified for the final rounds of competition, automatically placing them in the top 18 competitors worldwide in their respective events. From there, Nataley Dormier and Shannon Ahearn placed in the top ten worldwide for their work on a Financial Literacy Research Project and Cameron Vega placed second in the world for his Automotive Service Marketing event. The 26 student group was the largest Camas has ever sent to ICDC and included five first-year DECA members.


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Stewardship Coordinating Committee to meet May 22 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/18/15
Oregon's Stewardship Coordinating Committee, whose primary purpose is advising the State Forester on incentive programs for family forestland owners, meets Friday, May 22, in Salem.

The committee - comprised of state and federal natural resource agency representatives, private forest landowners, consulting foresters and members of forest industry and conservation organizations - is meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. May 22nd in the Santiam meeting room at Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters in Salem.

On the agenda

The committee advises the State Forester about policies and procedures for delivering private forest landowner assistance programs, including the U.S. Forest Service Legacy and Forest Stewardship programs.

The agenda on the 22nd includes introductions to US Forest Service Assistant Director of State and Private Forests Karl Dalla Rosa, an afternoon discussion of forestland incentive programs currently available to landowners, and a review and discussion of forestry legacy program letters of interest submitted for fiscal year 2017.

In addition to advising the State Forester on incentive programs for family forestland owners, the committee also serves as forestry subcommittee to Oregon's Technical Advisory Committee, advising both the USDA Farm Services Agency and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service on federal farm and forestry assistance programs.

Public invited

Members of the public are invited to attend and participate. Questions about the meeting can be directed to Jim Cathcart or Cynthia Orlando at the contact numbers listed.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7502.

More information
More information about the Stewardship Coordinating Committee is available online, at:

www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/stewardshipcoordinatingcommittee.aspx
Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee meets May 27 in Lakeview
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/18/15
To receive information and discuss issues related to replanting Eastside forests the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee will meet Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the OSU-Extension Office at 103 South E Street in Lakeview.

The Forest Practices Act seeks to ensure forests are grown on forest lands. The law requires forest owners to replant forests after a harvest. This law does not differentiate between a normal commercial and salvage harvests after catastrophic events.

Salvage harvests may be advisable after beetles, disease, wind, or fire damages a forest. The Committee previously discussed some challenges with various requirements. Lee Fledderjohann, will present a report from the Eastside Reforestation Sub-committee on point Wednesday morning. The Committee will invest most of the afternoon touring sites illustrating the challenges landowners face under the current rules and discuss alternatives.

The Committee will also review:
* Legislative and Board of Forestry updates;
* A Bald Eagle Technical Report discussing whether to revise related rules; and
* How the current Forest Practices Act compliance monitoring strategy works.

Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens - mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice Committees members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.

Members of the public may 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. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427.

Oregon's forests are among one of the state's most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits. Additional information about ODF's Regional Forest Practice Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry's web site: www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/board/rfpc/rfpc.aspx
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Eugene Man Arrested Following Grand Jury Indictment For July 2014 Crash (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/18/15
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A Eugene man was arrested following a grand jury indictment for multiple counts of assault for a July 2014 serious injury crash near Lorane, Oregon.

On May 18th, 2015, OSP Troopers arrested Rick KITZEL, 21, of Eugene, on an arrest warrant issued for five counts of Assault III and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The warrant was issued after a Lane County Grand Jury indicted KITZEL after reviewing the investigation of the July 12, 2014 crash.

Up to this point, troopers had been continuing the investigation, awaiting toxicology reports, medical records and other evidence.

KITZEL was lodged at the Lane County Jail with a bail amount of $260,000.

Previous Release:
SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - TERRITORIAL HIGHWAY NEAR LORANE IN LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 13th, 2014 7:16 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday evening's serious injury two vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 200 (Territorial Highway) west of Creswell. Six people were transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

According to Trooper Cale Day, on July 12, 2014 at approximately 3:42 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by RICK A. KITZEL, age 20 from Eugene, was traveling southbound on Territorial Highway near milepost 34 at Hamm Road when the pickup crossed the centerline. A northbound 1999 Nissan Pathfinder operated by MARCOS QUIAHUA-QUIAHUA, age 40, from Eugene, swerved into the southbound lane to avoid the pickup. The pickup's driver then moved back into the southbound lane where both vehicles collided head-on.

The five occupants in the Nissan Pathfinder and the pickup's driver were all transported with serious injuries to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. One of the Nissan's occupants, MARIA YNEZ, age 42, from Eugene, was transported by air ambulance. The others were taken by ground ambulance.

OSP is working in cooperation with the Lane County District Attorney's Office as part of the ongoing investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by South Lane Rural Fire District, Eugene and Springfield fire departments, and ODOT. The highway was blocked about three hours.


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Minto Island Conservation Area Management and Conservation Plan
City of Salem - 05/18/15
The City of Salem is soliciting public input on the final draft Minto Island Conservation Area Management and Conservation Plan (Plan) for the parcel at the north end of Minto Brown Island Park. The 307-acre Minto Island Conservation Area was acquired by the City in 2013 with Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program funds, a program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and funded by the Bonneville Power Administration.

The Plan is available for public review and comment for 30 days from May 19 through June 20, 2015. It is posted online on the City's website (http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Parks/ParkTour/Documents/minto-island-conservation-plan.pdf), or go to the City's Minto Island web page and find it under Other Planning Documents at http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Parks/ParkTour/Pages/MintoBrownIslandMasterPlan.aspx.
A hard copy is also available for review in the Public Works Department reception area located at 555 Liberty Street SE, Room 325, Salem, Oregon. The Plan will be presented to the City Council for approval July 13, 2015, before being forwarded to Bonneville Power Administration for final approval. The plan is required as part of the deed of conservation easement with Bonneville Power Administration.

The Minto Island Conservation Area Management and Conservation Plan provides a series of short- and long-term goals and alternatives for each specific habitat unit, based on the desired future condition and the interrelationships of the units. Habitat units include forest, scrub land, seasonal pond/mudflat, native fish habitat, and meadow. Alternatives are compared and recommended actions are prioritized for each habitat unit. The plan also identifies data gaps where more information is needed prior to implementation of recommended actions. The Plan will be used as a guide for management and restoration activities, as well as recreational and educational opportunities within the Minto Island Conservation Area.

All comments on the Plan must be sent in writing to Patricia Farrell at the address or email listed by June 19, 2015.
Reminder-PIO Forum Is May 21
Salem Police Dept. - 05/18/15
Reminder-The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, May 21 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
***Update with Patient Availability for Interview***It's a Girl! Mother Delivers Baby in Car
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/18/15
***Update*** The Mother and father have indicated their willingness to make themselves available for interviews. Please contact Legacy's Media Pager to schedule (503)938-7788

May 18th, 2015- This Morning at 8:00 AM Portland Firefighters were called to the intersection of SE 10th and Woodward St. When they arrived firefighters found a mother in labor. The woman's husband had been driving her to the hospital and when it became apparent that they wouldn't make it, he pulled over.

Crews helped the mother to deliver the baby girl at the scene and then mother and baby were transported to Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center by ambulance. Both patients appear to be doing just fine.
Update: Overturned semi cargo may be more sour cream than cheese (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 05/18/15
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The offloading process has begun on an overturned semi truck on OR 58 (Willamette Hwy.), two miles west of Oakridge (MP 32). The cargo that was previously reported to be cheese now appears to be dairy products, including sour cream. In addition, the original cargo weight estimate of 70,000 pounds now appears to be closer to 80,000 pounds. Efforts are underway to salvage as much of the cargo as possible to distribute to local non-profits.

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Committee for Family Forestlands meets Thursday, May 28
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/18/15
Members will receive an update about the ongoing streamside buffer rule analysis in advance of the June Board of Forestry meeting from Private Forests Division Chief Peter Daugherty. The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Thursday, May 28 at the Oregon Department of Forestry, Santiam Room Building D, 2600 State Street, Salem.

Agenda
Daugherty will also provide a legislative update in the morning. Fire Protection Deputy Division Chief Doug Grafe will round out the lunch hour with a 2015 fire season outlook and update.

The Committee will spend most of the day preparing its annual update - looking at last year's accomplishments and setting next year's priorities.

The Committee welcomes public input at its meetings on all issues related to its work.

Committee
The Committee researches policies impacting family forestland viability, resource protection, and forestry benefits. Based on its findings the Committee recommends actions to the Oregon Board of Forestry and State Forester.

The thirteen member committee includes - seven voting and six non-voting members. Voting members include family forest owners, an environmental community representative, a forest products industry representative, and a citizen-at-large public representative. Non-voting ex-officio members may include representatives from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State University, Oregon small forestland groups, forestry-related industry associations, and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute representatives.

Public Meetings
Members of the public may attend the meeting. 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 additional information about attending the meeting, accessibility, or special accommodations, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502. The Committee website can be found at: www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/board/cff/cff.aspx.

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Death Investigation From LL Stub Stewart State Park Continues
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/18/15
Troopers conducted a death investigation in the Oregon Coast Range after Bend man found deceased in RV.

On May 17, 2015 at approximately 10:03 PM, OSP Troopers were dispatched to LL Stub Stewart State Park on the report of a deceased male found in his motorhome. Troopers and medics arrived on scene and confirmed Hugh B FECHTLER, 63, of Bend was deceased inside his Motorhome.

According to Sergeant Jesse Orosco, FECHTLER's family became concerned when he couldn't be reached by cell phone. They contacted a neighboring camper at Mountain Dale Cabin Village campground who found him non-responsive inside his motorhome. State Park Rangers began life saving efforts including CPR. Upon medics arriving on scene, FECHTLER was determined to be deceased.

Information at this time there is no indication of foul play and the investigation is continuing.

OSP was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washing County Deputy Medical Examiner, and the Banks Fire Department. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Portland Area- Vehicle vs Pedestrian on HWY 213 in Clackamas
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/18/15
Vehicle vs pedestrian on HWY 213 (82nd Ave) just south of Johnson Creek Blvd. Some lanes of travel blocked. Consider using alternate routes and consult www.tripcheck.com for up to date information.
Two VPS high schools ranked among best in nation
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/18/15
U.S. News & World Report recently placed Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and Skyview High School among the best public high schools in the nation as part of its annual ranking.

VSAA was named 11th in the state and 620th in the nation. Skyview came in at 52nd in the state and 1,925th in the nation. Both schools earned silver medals, signifying college-readiness index scores at or above 19.42, based on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

Nationwide, 500 high schools received gold medals; 2,027 received silver medals; and 3,990 received bronze.

To determine the nation's best schools, U.S. News evaluated more than 29,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to AP or IB test data, schools were ranked on overall student performance on state-required tests and math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students.

This is Skyview's first ranking by U.S. News. VSAA has consistently appeared on the list in recent years, coming in 10th in the state and 357th in the nation in 2013. That year, VSAA also received a gold medal.

For the full list of rankings, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools .
Realistic inert Grenade creates alarm at Goodwill Center (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/18/15
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Just after 8 am this morning, Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported grenade at the Goodwill center 9025 NE 117TH AVE. Goodwill employees were unpacking a shipment of donated items that had arrived from another store when the grenade was discovered wrapped in a blanket. Sheriff's Deputy Steve Fox, an explosives technician, responded to the scene and quickly determined the grenade was an inert training device and not an explosive. Deputies took possession of the training grenade to prevent future similar incidents. The device will be destroyed.

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TRU Day in the Capitol May 19
Western Oregon University - 05/18/15
Oregon's Technical and Regional Universities to showcase their students, programs and highlight critical issues impacting Public Higher Education

955 Spruce St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19th, 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Locations in the State Capitol Building (see below), Salem, Oregon

WHAT: Oregon's Technical and Regional Universities (the "TRUs") serve over 20,000 students across the state, with 82% Oregonians, many of whom are from rural areas, low-income families, are underserved students of color, and 50-60% are the first-generation in their family to attend college. Our students' success is Oregon's success as we help vitalize rural cities and towns and provide highly educated and skilled graduates who contribute to every industry in the state and power Oregon's economy.
TRU Day at the Capitol provides a venue to inform legislators and the public about the strengths and contributions of our universities and incredible students and graduates.

WHO: The TRU Presidents - Jay Kenton, EOU; Chris Maples, Oregon Tech; Roy Saigo, SOU; and Mark Weiss, WOU -- will be in attendance throughout the day and available for interviews (contact info below).
Sen. Peter Courtney and Rep. Peter Buckley will acknowledge the contributions of the TRUs on the Senate and House Floors; and will meet with TRU advocates during the day.

HOW: TRU Day activities include:
7:00-10:00 am, Capitol Steps: Breakfast with the Mascots - TRU Representatives and Student Athletes will kick off TRU Day, greeting legislators with coffee and pastries and their campus mascots.

9:00-10:00 am, Sen. Peter Courtney and Rep. Peter Buckley will greet the TRU advocates in Hearing Room 50.

8:00-4:30 pm, Galleria West: Pop-in TRU Showcase - a sampling of the TRUs unique degree programs, research and activities, demonstrated by our talented, diverse students, including: 3D printing; Effects of protein supplements on functions of wild land firefighters; Ultra Sound Unit; Vulnerability of the nation's critical infrastructure; Eastern Promise; Student resource advocacy; Drought affecting agricultural production in Klamath Basin; TRIO student success; Teaching Research Institute; Featured posters: Applied Psychology and Population Health Management

10:45-11:45: Sen. Courtney will acknowledge the TRUs in their respective Chambers; and the SOU A Capella group will sing "America the Beautiful" on the House Floor

12:30-1:00: SOU A Capella group will sing in the Capitol Rotunda

CONTACT:
Eastern Oregon University: Tim Seydel, 541-962-3740, tseydel@eou.edu
Oregon Institute of Technology: Di Saunders, 971-219-6869, di.saunders@oit.edu
Southern Oregon University: Ryan Brown, 541-552-6186, Brownr2@sou.edu
Western Oregon University: Lisa Catto, 503-838-8163, cattol@wou.edu

About Oregon's Public Technical and Regional Universities
Oregon's Technical and Regional Universities share a particular responsibility for serving the higher education needs of smaller communities in Oregon while also contributing to their economic vitality. Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, and Oregon Institute of Technology contribute significantly to the educational attainment of Oregonians in support of the state's 40-40-20 goal, while having positive economic, social and cultural impacts in their regions.

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Oregon's White House Conference on Aging on Wednesday, May 20 -- Media Alert
Oregon Dept. of Human Services - 05/18/15
Oregon's White House Conference on Aging
The Samaritan Center at 605 Mullins Drive in Lebanon, OR 97355
May 20, 2015

Oregon's first White House Conference on Aging will provide an opportunity for approximately 200 advocates, consumers, and local policymakers to share their perspectives on state and national policy issues that impact older Oregonians, their families, and their communities. In keeping with the National White House Conference, four main topic areas to be discussed are: Retirement Security, Healthy Aging, Elder Justice and Long-Term Services and Supports.

Comments and recommendations from this conference will be carried forward to the National White House Conference in Washington D.C. in July. Feedback from this conference will also impact policy changes here in Oregon to address the growing older adult population.

Highlighted speakers:
* Nora Super, Executive Director - National White House Conference on Aging
* Dr. Bill Thomas, C-founder, Eden Alternative and Greenhouse Project
* Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer
* John Tapogna, President, EcoNorthwest
* Katherine Tennyson, Chief Probate Judge - Multnomah County Circuit Court
* Other local speakers from across the state

The morning will consists of the keynote, short panel presentations on: Retirement Security, Healthy Aging, Elder Justice and Long-Term Services and Supports followed by recommendation development work sessions in the afternoon. Workshops are open for the media.

The agenda is posted online at: http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd/docs/Agenda-Detail%20Program.pdf

The Conference will also be available via videostream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV7kRQ4S9DA
Commercial Burglary Suspect Arrested This Morning in Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
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On Monday May 18, 2015, at 1:48 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Verizon Wireless, located at 9740 Southeast Washington Street on the report of a burglary alarm.

Several officers, including Police K-9 Units, responded to the area and established containment around the shopping complex, which included Coffee's On. The first arriving officers heard noises on the roof and could see inside the business, noting that a ceiling tile had been altered.

Portland Fire & Rescue responded to assist police with a ladder to gain roof access. Once on the roof, officers discovered forced entry had been made through an HVAC duct.

A responsible party arrived and opened the doors for police, who then went inside and found the suspect hiding in a janitor's washroom sink inside Coffee's On. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to Southeast Precinct where Burglary detectives continued the investigation.

The suspect, 30-year-old Cruz Ortiz Jr., was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree (two counts) and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (two counts). He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Burglary detectives are investigating numerous other commercial burglaries that have been reported along Southeast 82nd Avenue and other parts of Southeast Portland to determine if Ortiz may have been involved in other cases. Most of these burglaries have been occurring in the middle of the night.

Ortiz was previously arrested on April 1, 2015, after a burglary at Berry's Southeast Coin & Jewelry, located at 8115 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Anyone witnessing a crime in progress should immediately call 9-1-1. Non-emergency information can be reported to (503) 823-3333.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) has a security assessment tool for businesses, available for download by visiting: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/320552

Additional crime prevention information can be found by visiting ONI's Crime Prevention page: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/cp

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WSU Vancouver recognizes outstanding business students for their consulting work
WSU Vancouver - 05/18/15
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington State University's Carson College of Business celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program last Wednesday night with an event to recognize the businesses, volunteers and students involved in the program.

Created in 2010, 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.

The program has grown from eight projects in the first year to 56 this year, said Mistie Josephson, program manager. It has delivered great results for businesses and students alike.

Since the program's inception, participating companies grew $5.4 million in new revenues and created 36 full-time jobs, of which $4.6 million of new revenues and 15 full-time jobs are directly attributable to student team projects.

This year three student teams were recognized for outstanding work.

Outstanding Growth Assessment Project
Hydraulics, Inc. Team
* Kelly Hobson, 2014, management and operations
* Craig Parsons, 2014, marketing
* Julie Parsons, 2015, accounting
* Samnang Touch, 2014, management information systems

Hydraulics, Inc. is a Vancouver-based, family business that distributes Eaton Aeroquip hydraulic and pneumatic industrial hoses, fittings, accessories and specialty equipment. The student team did analysis on ways to grow the business and created compelling recommendations totaling a return on investment of more than $640,000.

Outstanding Growth Assessment Project
Maids by Trade Team
* Chris Caesar, 2015, accounting
* Jack Quilici, 2014, management and operations

Maids by Trade is a Portland-based residential cleaning service that uses green products. The student team's recommendations provided creative solutions that can be implemented quickly totaling more than $100,000 in return on investment.

Outstanding Marketing Project
Oasis Diagnostics Team
* Nicci Johnson, 2015, business administration
* Nick Scholz, 2015, business administration
* Jana Scott, 2015, marketing
* Kevin Simmons, 2014, marketing
* Nina Wooten, 2014, marketing

Oasis Diagnostics is a developer and manufacturer of non-invasive tools for the diagnosis of diseases using saliva. The student team did marketing research for a potential new medical device in a complex industry. The team created a plan including medical research and cost documentation.

Students in Business Growth MAP benefit from the practical experience they gain. WSU Vancouver 2014 alumnus Steven Kinlock said the Business Growth MAP program was the difference between reading the driver's manual and driving the car. After two or three years of reading books and studying theory, Business Growth MAP allows you to do real work for a real business he said. Kinlock currently works as business systems analyst for Intel Corporation.

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.

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UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Fatal Crash on NW Meridian Ridge Drive Near Skyline Boulevard (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
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The two people injured in Sunday evening's crash have been identified as 39-year-old Jacob Seth Farrar and 30-year-old Kathryn Anne McEachern.

Farrar remains in a Portland hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

McEachern was treated and released from a Portland hospital.

A third person, 29-year-old Jack Davis, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Crash investigators determined that Farrar was the driver (and registered owner) of the vehicle, a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. McEachern was the front passenger and Davis was seated in the rear of the vehicle.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation but preliminary information indicates that alcohol and speed (driving) may be a factor.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 7:53 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injury crash in the 6600 block of Northwest Meridian Ridge Drive.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and located the vehicle down an embankment from Skyline Boulevard. Medical personnel located one person deceased at the scene, two others have been transported to Portland hospitals with traumatic injuries.

Initial information indicates that the vehicle left the roadway on Skyline Boulevard and rolled down an embankment towards Meridian Ridge Drive, striking a house and catching fire. Neighbors worked to get the vehicle fire out and there are no reported injuries at the home. It is not known at this time the extent of the damage to the home, the cause of the crash or which of the three people was the driver.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is at the scene beginning a crash investigation.

Traffic on Skyline Boulevard may be affected for several hours during this investigation.

No additional updates are expected this evening.

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Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/18/15
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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 Office of 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.keeporegongreen.org.
* 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 will often allow the use of camp stoves.
* Select the right spot - Where campfires are allowed, avoid building the fire near your tent, structures, vehicles, shrubs and 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 site with rocks. Store your unused firewood a good distance from the fire.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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, and drown again. Repeat until the fire is DEAD out. If it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave.
* Burn ONLY wood - State regulations prohibit the open burning of any material that creates
dense, toxic smoke or noxious odors.
* Escaped campfires are costly - The Oregon Department of Forestry spent more than $3.3
million in 2014 to suppress unattended and escaped campfires. 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 campfire spreads out of control, you are responsible for the cost of fire suppression. This 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.


Attached Media Files: Campfire in an established fire pit
National Park Service Announces Award of Major Rehabilitation Work at Vancouver Barracks
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 05/18/15
VANCOUVER, WA - Superintendent Tracy Fortmann announced today that the National Park Service has awarded an $11.28 million contract to Pacific Tech Construction, Inc. of Kelso, Washington, to rehabilitate utility infrastructure and historic buildings at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, two of which will serve as the new home of the Forest Supervisor's Headquarters of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

This project is a major step toward realizing the vision of Vancouver Barracks as a dynamic, public service campus which welcomes and involves the public in creative ways while preserving the nationally significant historic barracks structures, landscapes, archaeological features, collections and histories.

"We have worked hand-in-glove with Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton and her staff to bring this project to fruition," shared Superintendent Fortmann. "This contract will certainly provide positive economic benefits for Southwest Washington and Oregon by supporting a variety of local jobs in our community. As importantly, long term, this is a win-win for everyone: the public, the National Forest, this urban national park, our community and the entire region."

"We are looking forward to this project moving ahead," said Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisor Janine Clayton. "This is a great opportunity to provide a joint presence with the National Park Service as federal land managers connecting with our public and sharing our missions."

This multi-faceted project will include rehabilitation of several buildings including Building 987, a 33,000 square foot historic double-barracks; Building 404, a modern 5,000 square foot maintenance building; phase 1 utility replacement; and exterior rehabilitation of two additional large double barracks--Buildings 989 and 993. "This significant rehabilitation project will begin the transformation of the site and help new audiences find their park right here in Vancouver. Also, it will be a fitting accomplishment to help highlight and celebrate Fort Vancouver's link to the Centennial of the National Park Service in 2016," said Fortmann.

The project scope includes upgrades to improve energy performance through insulation, window enhancements, upgraded mechanical systems, and reduced water consumption. Modern interior walls and other recent alterations will be removed to achieve a more open and light-filled environment and a greater sense of historical authenticity.

Other building improvements will include installation of an elevator and fire suppression and the new floor plan will facilitate better access, egress and circulation for different user groups (including visitors, employees, delivery people, and those with disabilities) while preserving historic integrity and U.S. Forest Service agency identity and legacy.

Utility work within this initial phase will focus on replacing and upgrading the infrastructure near the northern end of Vancouver Barracks and include improvements to power, water, sewer and storm sewer systems. The construction of a new water main line will provide needed pressure and flow to meet fire suppression needs for the site. The remaining two double barracks will have a restored protective envelope with new roofs and repairs to gutters, decks, and exterior walls and paint.

The National Park Service awarded the contract to Pacific Tech Construction, Inc., after a solicitation effort competed nationally. Pacific Tech is a general construction contractor specializing in the federal marketplace. They were founded in 1995 in a small community in Southwest Washington and have grown to become one of the region's top small-business federal contractors, with experience performing projects for a diverse range of federal agencies.

Pacific Tech's notable experience includes a number of local historic restoration projects, such as the renovation and refurbishing of the Cathlamet Public Library and the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, as well as similar projects in national parks elsewhere in the United States.

This combined building renovation and utility project is scheduled to begin in late spring 2015 and to be completed in late 2016. It is consistent with the Vancouver Barracks Master Plan and Environmental Assessment established through public involvement in 2012.

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UPDATE: Drunk Driver Critically Injures Passenger After Fight Outside North Portland Bar (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
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29-year-old Krystle Carruthers, injured in this crash, remains in critical condition at a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

28-year-old Jason Fahlman was treated and released for injuries he suffered when Camacho ran over his foot.

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On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 12:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a large fight in the 800 block of North Russell Street.

As officers were en route to the scene, they were provided an update that a male involved in the fight left the White Eagle bar with a female, got into a car and sped away. The male driver drove up onto the sidewalk and crashing into a sign post about a block away from the bar.

The female passenger got out of the car and the driver put the car in reverse, running over another person's foot and striking the female with the open car door. The female was thrown to the ground and suffered significant head trauma.

The driver stopped the vehicle and was detained and assaulted by several people who witnessed the incident.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and the female was transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. She has tentatively been identified as a 29-year-old female.

The person whose foot was run over is a 28-year-old male. He also required medical treatment for his injuries.

The victim's names will not be released until Monday May 18, 2015.

The East County Major Crash Team responded to assist with the traffic crash investigation.

The driver, 27-year-old Avery Camacho, was transported to the hospital and later booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree (two counts), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Endangerment (two counts), and Reckless Driving. He will be arraigned on Monday and could face additional charges, depending on the female's medical condition.

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ODF and partners work to preserve special recreation areas with June events
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/18/15
Week-long events at the Tillamook State Forest work to preserve special recreation areas, educate forest enthusiasts, and manage increasing popularity.

May 15, 2015 (Portland, Oregon) - Located an hour from downtown Portland, the Tillamook State Forest is a popular destination for hikers, campers and paddlers, and a unique piece of Oregon history.

It's so popular, in fact, that use during the busy summer months has outpaced the Oregon Department of Forestry's (ODF) capacity for meeting this increased demand. Resulting in trash, damage to vegetation and trees, and trail erosion, ODF and partners have planned June events to confront these challenges and bring communities together.

The forest's popularity has also garnered national attention. The Leave No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics designated the Tillamook State Forest a "Hot Spot" earlier this year, providing sponsorship opportunities and funding for events to raise awareness about management challenges associated with busy recreation areas.

"The cumulative impact of so many people enjoying a great outdoor area such as the Tillamook State Forest can negatively affect that place," said Jenna Hanger, a Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer. "In most cases, the land impact isn't due to a malicious intent to harm nature and wildlife. Instead, it's simply a lack of Leave No Trace education and know-how."

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers program travels the U.S. providing public education on how to reduce the impacts of outdoor recreation.

"We are thrilled to work with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers to host these events, help educate our community, and raise awareness for the future enjoyment and preservation of our beautiful landscape," said Macy Yates, the ODF staffer leading the project.

Events are FREE and OPEN to the public. Hosted with the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers program, please find event details below:

>Wednesday, June 3
Leave No Trace Workshop at the Oregon Department of Forestry, Forest Grove District Office: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an interactive presentation highlighting recreational activities at the Tillamook State Forest and a discussion on enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Participants will be provided with information on how to easily and effectively integrate Leave No Trace into their daily lives. Workshop Location: 801 Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Contact Stephanie Beall, Stephanie.A.Beall@oregon.gov or 503.359.7464.

>Friday, June 5
Wilson River Clean Up and Paddle with Kayak Tillamook: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Kayak Tillamook and the Oregon Department of Forestry for a kayaking-based clean-up project along the Wilson River Corridor. Space is limited to 38 people. For more information and to RSVP please contact Macy Yates, Macy.Yates@oregon.gov or 503.815.7068.

>Friday, June 5
Campfire Talk at Cape Lookout State Park: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an evening program at the park's campground to learn about how you can be a responsible steward of our forests. Travis Korbe, Interpretive Ranger, Travis.Korbe@oregon.gov or 503.842.3182 X 226.

>Saturday, June 6
National Trails Day Service Project: Meet at Tillamook Forest Center Parking Lot: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come out and volunteer while learning about Leave No Trace, the Tillamook State Forest and ODF, and participating in fun, educational activities. Please plan to carpool and meet at 45500 Wilson River Highway in Tillamook. Tools will be provided, please bring a sack lunch. For more information and to RSVP please contact Macy Yates, Macy.Yates@oregon.gov or 503.815.7068.

>Saturday, June 6
Campfire Talk at South Beach State Park: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an evening program at the park's campground to learn about how you can be a responsible steward of the outdoors. Dani Padilla, Dani.Padilla@oregon.gov or 541.867.7451.

>Sunday, June 7
Leave No Trace Booth at Portland Rose Festival CityFair: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Come say hello and meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and Oregon Department of Forestry to learn more about getting involved with the Leave No Trace program while enjoying the Tillamook State Forest.

>About Leave No Trace
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in a national nonprofit organization that protects the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy it responsibly. Their Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers are mobile teams of educators that visit 48 states every year delivering Leave No Trace programs such as Hot Spots to over 15 million people. For more information, visit: www.LNT.org

>About the Tillamook State Forest
The Oregon Department of Forestry manages nearly a million acres of Oregon state forestlands for a range of environmental, economic and social benefits. The Tillamook State Forest is Oregon's largest state forest, providing a number of recreation opportunities including an extensive trail network, camping, fishing, paddling, and hiking, among many other benefits.

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It's time to plan for Salem's Night Out against crime! (Photo)
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May 18, 2015 Salem, OR: The Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is now accepting registrations for National Night Out block parties in Salem.

National Night Out is an evening celebrated across the nation each year on the first Tuesday in August, and is dedicated to bringing neighbors and police together to stand united against crime. "In Salem, it's our night out against crime," said community relations analyst Angie Hedrick of the Crime Prevention Unit. She added, "Block parties can be simple front yard affairs or huge close-your-street shindigs with potluck treats and games for kids. Whatever your choice, this is an opportunity to join with your neighbors and police to demonstrate community unity against crime."

National Night Out for 2015 is Tuesday, August 4, and block parties are generally held between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

In Salem, registered block parties will receive a visit from a special National Night Out team consisting of a police officer, a law enforcement or local business mascot, and their assistant to pass out giveaways for kids. "Sending a block party registration in to us in May perhaps seems early to some, but we already have about 30 block parties registered. These neighbors are die-hard block party hosts, and want to ensure they receive a visit from a NNO Police Team," said Hedrick adding "Even though Salem averages 150 registered block parties each year, staffing and fleet limitation keep officers from visiting all of them. We still need officers on patrol keeping our community safe!"

Register your block party online at www.cityofsalem.net/nno, or by calling the Crime Prevention Unit at (503) 588-6175. The police department Web page will also have all the information about Salem's night out against crime including tips and how-to's about having a block party.

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U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story (Photo)
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/18/15
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"I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to serve as one of nine district finalists who will highlight the role leaders play in leveraging technology to create transformational learning environments," wrote Bernadette Adams, senior policy adviser, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology.

So began the latest endorsement of Vancouver Public Schools as a leader in digital transformation to create future-ready graduates. The U.S. Department of Education selected VPS to tell its story for a series of videos about technology in education. The DOE vetted 400 districts before narrowing the field to 31 semifinalists. Interviews with superintendents determined the final nine districts for the project.

On April 23, researcher Darren Cambridge, American Institutes for Research, joined Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Powerful Learning Practice, and professional film team Prmry Inc. in Vancouver Public Schools to conduct interviews and document the digital transformation currently underway in VPS.

The video and research team visited Hough Elementary School, Discovery and McLoughlin middle schools and the middle school campus of Vancouver iTech Preparatory. They interviewed teacher librarians, classroom teachers, students, principals, technology facilitators and Superintendent Steve Webb to get the Vancouver story about using digital tools for learning.

The DOE video project will highlight research-based evidence of what it takes to support future-ready practices. It will be available to districts across the nation as they begin their own digital learning transitions.

The project is part of the ongoing ConnectED Future Ready initiative (http://tech.ed.gov/futureready/), which focuses on collaborative leadership, personalized learning, robust infrastructure and professional learning opportunities.

Said Superintendent Webb, "Our vision is to ensure our graduates have the adaptive skills they need to thrive in an increasingly interdependent economy and global community. We're delighted to partner with the Department of Education so that all students in America can benefit from this vision."

PHOTO (attached): Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for U.S. Department of Education video project.


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UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Police seek public's help locating an endangered missing person
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
Dora McIntyre was safely located in Downtown Portland early Monday morning and is no longer missing.

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The Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating Dora Ann McIntyre. Ms. McIntyre is a 74-year-old white female, about 5'8" tall and weighing 180 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white flowers, blue jeans and open-healed sandals. She was last seen in the area of 11500 block of NE Glisan St. and may be headed to the 5800 Block of S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

Ms. McIntyre is medically fragile. The Portland Police Bureau is being assisted by the Multnomah County Search and Rescue Team. If Ms. McIntyre is located please call 911. If anyone has information about Ms. McIntyre's whereabouts they are being asked to contact Det. Lori Fonken at 503-823-1081. A picture is attached, however, Ms. McIntyre is not believe to have glasses on currently.
Oregon Lottery Launches new Loteria Scratch-it
Oregon Lottery - 05/18/15
On Cinco de Mayo, the Oregon Lottery launched its own version of the well-known Mexican Bingo-style game, Loteria.

A popular game played by family and friends in the Hispanic community, the new Oregon Lottery Scratch-it features familiar Oregon images such as the beaver, the thunder egg and Sasquatch. The new game offers players a $10,000 top prize.

"Oregon's population is becoming increasingly diverse," said Oregon Lottery Associate Marketing Communications Manager Thais Rodick. "Currently, 12.3 percent of Oregonians are Hispanics, 4 percent are Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and 2 percent African American. In order to be more inclusive in our communication efforts, the Lottery has developed a multicultural plan that encompasses advertising and product development efforts to engage with the many diverse communities in Oregon."

The Lottery also created support for the Loteria Scratch-it including posters in both English and Spanish, and Spanish radio ads that will run on Hispanic radio stations statewide.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.

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Oregon Safety Belt Campaign
Tualatin Police Dept. - 05/18/15
Tualatin Police will be conducting a safety enforcement blitz starting May 18, 2015. The project will focus on proper belt use for adults as well as children riding in car seats.

Tualatin Police will join with police agencies nationwide for the annual, "Click it or ticket" campaign that runs from May 18th through May 31st. Oregon agencies will focus on educating drivers on the importance of wearing their safety belt properly during all hours of the day and avoidance of minors riding in open bed pick-up trucks.

Oregon continues to lead the nation with the highest ever reported state belt use rate of 98.18%. However, 32% of the 216 vehicle occupants killed in Oregon motor vehicle crashes during 2014 were unbelted. And the majority of the unbelted persons killed ---76% or 41 of the 54 unbelted fatalities --- occurred during nighttime hours between 6 p.m.- 6 a.m.

Consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from crash injury or death, according to the US Department of Transportation.

For safety belt systems, "proper use" means lap belt placed low across hips and shoulder belt crossing center of the chest over the collarbone. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. If the shoulder belt portion of the belt rides up onto the neck or feels uncomfortable, comfort may be increased by using the built-in adjuster or by moving seat position. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back - this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in a crash.

Oregon law enforcement agencies are committed to reducing traffic crash injuries and deaths by promoting safety belt use and encouraging other safe driving behaviors through active enforcement and education.

The safety enforcement campaign is a federally funded program administered by ODOT through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and OSP Patrol Services.

Nearly one hundred state, county and city police agencies are participating in overtime grants to be used primarily during joint, statewide enforcement saturations or, "blitzes" scheduled for February, May and September.

For more information on the, "Click it or Ticket" program please visit the following web pages, www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ or www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/safetybelts.shtml


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Pursuit In Umatilla County Ends In Arrest of Driver - Pendleton (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/18/15
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An early morning pursuit with Oregon State Troopers in Umatilla County leads to the arrest of two individuals on multiple charges.

According to Sergeant Mark Banks, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on HWY 11 south of Milton-Freewater for an equipment violation on May 18th at about 12:07AM. The vehicle, a 2007 Pontiac Sedan, fled south on HWY 11 towards Pendleton at speeds up to 100 mph. Assisting troopers deployed spike strips on HWY 11 just outside Pendleton which damaged the vehicle's tires, slowing it. The vehicle continued for several more miles where troopers initiated a tactical vehicle intervention technique, which spun the vehicle out and ended the pursuit.

The driver Trevor KELLY, 27, city of residence still unknown, was arrested and transported to the Umatilla County Jail. He initially refused to provide police or corrections staff with any identifying information. KELLY was lodged on the following charges:

Felony Attempt to Elude Police
Reckless Driving
Recklessly Endangering Another Person
DUII- Controlled Substance
Supplying Contraband (Into Correctional Institute)
Possession of Methamphetamine
Failure to Carry and Present a License

The passenger in the vehicle, Kristi HIGHEAGLE, 28, of Pendleton, was arrested and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine.

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MESD Board Regular Session Revised 5-19-15 at 7:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 05/18/15
**********REVISED REGULAR SESSION AGENDA**********

The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 immediately following the TSCC Hearing which starts at 6:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room.
MESD Board Executive Session Revised 5-19-15
Multnomah ESD - 05/18/15
**********REVISED EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA**********

The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed; ORS 192.660(2)(I): To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing. Directly following the Executive Session, the Board will meet in Regular Session.
Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood - One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 05/18/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 11:44 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Northeast Liberty Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim at his home where they requested medical personnel respond to attend to him. The victim, a 46-year-old male, was transported to a Portland hospital with a gunshot wound and was alert and conscious at the scene. The victim's home had multiple gunshots fired into it from outside the residence.

Witnesses told police they heard multiple gunshots fired and saw several males running southbound on 15th Avenue after the shooting.

Several officers are in the neighborhood searching for suspects.

Anyone seeing anything suspicious in the neighborhood should call 9-1-1. Investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team are responding to conduct an investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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PF&R Responds to complex fatal car crash/fire on SW Portland hillside.
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/17/15
Crews are responding to a rollover accident with 3 patients. At least two patient have been ejected. The rope rescue team is also responding due to terrain. This press release will be updated as more information becomes available.

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At 7:54 this evening, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a car that ran off the road and caught on fire at NW Royal Blvd and NW Meridian Ridge Dr. When crews arrived they found a vehicle on fire about 150 feet off the road against a two story house. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and started patient care.

The Incident Commander recognized that additional resources would be required to assess and treat multiple patients, stabilize the scene and extinguish the car fire. The steep terrain and multiple patients required the assistance of PF&R's high angle rope rescue team.

Fire crews treated three patients, one male and one female. The third victim, was a male of unknown age was declared dead at the scene. The surviving patients were entered into the trauma system and transported to an area Trauma Center with serious injuries. No patient information is being released.

Police are on scene investigating the incident.

A total of 6 Engines, 3 Trucks, 1 Heavy Squad, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Fire Investigator and three ambulances responded to this incident.
DUII Driver Hits Patrol Car (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/17/15
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May 17, 2015, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a suspected DUII driver. She attempted to elude deputies and at one point struck a patrol car. She was arrested for DUII and related charges.

On Sunday May 17, 2015 at 6:05 p.m., a citizen called 911 to report a suspected impaired driver. Deputies located and stopped Donna Cowling, age 48 of Portland. When deputies made contact with her, she fled the scene in her 2004 Jeep Liberty and led deputies on a short pursuit.

Ms. Cowling eventually stopped when she pulled into a driveway near her home. As deputies approached the vehicle, she attempted to leave, but backed into a parked patrol car. When she made contact with the patrol car, she accelerated in an apparent attempt to flee. Deputies were able to detain her and determine she was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ms. Cowling was arrested for DUII, Attempt to Elude Felony, Criminal Mischief II, Hit and Run and Reckless Endangering. She was lodged in the Washington County Jail.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office advises citizens not to drive after the consumption of alcohol or drugs. If you must travel, the Sheriff's Office encourages citizens to pre-arrange a designated driver. The Washington County Sheriff's Office continues to promote safer roadways with strict enforcement of impaired drivers.


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UPDATE #2 - Subject breaks into occupied house armed with a knife resulting in officer-involved shooting
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/15
Today, May 17, 2015, at 2:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a series of calls involving and individual armed with a knife who had broken into a house. Officers initially received a call indicating that an individual had been cutting themselves with a knife and was headed southbound from a residence near the 3900 Block of S.E. 14th ave.

A medical unit in the area updated officers that they had seen the subject, who was still southbound. Shortly after this call, a resident in the 1500 Block of S.E. Boise St. called to report that an individual armed with a knife had broken into her house and she was hiding with two young children.

Officers responded to this location and contacted the woman and two children. Officers began evacuating the woman and children from the area. While doing this the subject, still armed with the knife, abruptly left the house and came at the officers.

The officers had a less-lethal shotgun (a weapon which shoots beanbags and is used to attempt to stop individuals without using a firearm) and attempted to use the less-lethal weapon to stop the individual. This did not work and another officer used her firearm as the individual came within a short distance of her.

Officers were able to quickly take the subject into custody so that medical units could treat him. He was transported to an area hospital. His condition is not know at this time.

Detectives are on scene investigating the incident. It is still very early in the investigation. The investigation will continue overnight and additional updates will be provided tomorrow. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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###UPDATE #1###

The initial investigation into this incident has revealed that officers in Central Precinct received a series of calls regarding the individual in this shooting. The first call came from an area home and the caller reported that the individual had been cutting himself with a knife and fled south from the residence. Officers responded and while en route received additional updates.

The first update came from a medical unit which also observed the individual heading south in the area. Shortly after this call another area resident called to report that she was in her home with two young children in the 1500 block of S.E. Boise and that a person armed with a knife had broken in.

Officers located the home with the subject inside. The resident and the young children had managed to exit the home. Officers began to set-up containment on the location and shortly thereafter the shooting occurred.

The investigation is ongoing. The PIO will providing another update and interviews in approximately 30 minutes at S.E. 15th and S.E. Cora.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE###

Today, May 17, 2015 at 2:15 p.m., Central Precinct officers received a call of an individual cutting himself with a knife. Officers responded to the call which was in the 1500 block of S.E. Boise. During the course of this contact the subject was shot by a responding officer. Officers were able to quickly render medical assistance and the subject is currently being transported to an area hospital.

Homicide detectives are responding to conduct an investigation. It is still early in the investigation. Additional updates will follow as more information becomes available.

The PIO is responding. ETA 50 minutes. The media can stage at S.E. 15th and S.E. Cora

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Update:Sheriff's Office Seeking Help in Location Missing Teen From Corbett
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/17/15
Update: Serenity Hooker has been located and is safe. She returned home this afternoon. MCSO thanks the community and media for their assistance in efforts to locate Serenity. No further updates are planned at this time.

-----Original Message-----


17 year old Serenity Leann Hooker was last seen at Corbett High School at 3:30p.m. on 05/15/2015. Serenity told a witness that she was waiting for a friend to pick her up, and she left a note for her parents that she was going on a walk and would be back soon. Serenity is developmentally delayed and operates at a 13-15 year old capacity. Serenity is 5'3" and weighs 95 lbs. She was last known to be wearing a black sweatshirt with blue pants, and possibly wearing black boots. Serenity has not been seen or heard from since she was last spoken to. If you have any information please contact MCSO records at 503-261-2810 or Detective Kevin Odil at 503-519-5276 Kevin.Odil@mcso.us


Attached Media Files: 2015-05/1276/84526/corbett_missing.doc
Central Precinct Officers arrest individual attempting to steal a gay pride flag from a downtown business (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/15
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Today, May 17, 2015, at 9:53 a.m., Central Precinct officers received a call regarding an individual climbing the side of a building in an attempt to steal a flag. Officers responded to the area and found the individual, 12 to 14' off the ground, on the side of the a building located at 318 SW 3rd Ave.

Officers were able to talk the individual into coming down the side of the building and take him into custody. The individual, 36 year-old, Daniel Svoboda, was arrested for Theft III for the attempt to steal the flag. Svoboda was booking into the Multnomah County Jail.

The investigation revealed that Svoboda had climbed a drainage pipe in an attempt to take the flag. Svoboda appeared somewhat disoriented and was checked by medical prior to his transport to jail.


Attached Media Files: Svoboda
Shooting Investigation in Hazelwood Neighborhood on Saturday Night - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/15
On Saturday May 16, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., East Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the area of Southeast 127th Avenue and East Burnside Street after a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office sergeant reported hearing gunfire in the area of the Sheriff's Office at Northeast 122nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Additional callers reported hearing the gunshots near 127th and Burnside.

Evidence of gunfire was found in the street but no damage to property was located and no gunshot victims were found or arrived at area hospitals.

There is no suspect information or what preceded the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

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Armed Robbery at Parkrose Heights Neighborhood Restaurant - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 7:24 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at King's Omelets, located at 10711 Northeast Halsey Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the restaurant without incident.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, 6' tall, thin build, wearing blue jeans and a brown, hooded jacket.

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

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Fight, Shooting Outside Foster-Powell Neighborhood Bar in Southeast Portland - No Known Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 2:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a male firing a gun on the corner of Southeast 67th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, then running out of the area.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted several witnesses who told police that a large group of people left Dickey Doo's Bar, 6618 Southeast Powell Boulevard, and got into a physical fight in the parking lot at 67th and Powell.

Witnesses told police that an African American male pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting towards the crowd and that someone in the crowd returned fire and everyone scattered the area.

Evidence of gunfire was found in the parking lot but no gunshot victims were located or arrived at area hospitals.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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Several Gunshots Fired Into Humboldt Neighborhood Duplex - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 05/17/15
On Sunday May 17, 2015, at 3:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunshots fired into a home in the 800 block of Northeast Webster Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the residents of the duplex and learned that nobody in either unit was injured. Several bullets penetrated the walls of both halves of the duplex and evidence of gunfire was found in the street in front of the home.

At this time there is no suspect information.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or 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.

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. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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

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

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.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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

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05/16/15
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers honored for service in Afghanistan (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/16/15
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Bend, Oregon - Approximately 190 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, were welcomed home from Afghanistan during a demobilization ceremony at the Vince Genna Stadium in Bend, Oregon, May 16.

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden; State Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend), representing Oregon Governor Kate Brown; Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon; and Col. William Prendergast, commander of 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, were in attendance at the ceremony.

The 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron mobilized in June 2014 as one of three battalion elements of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team that deployed last summer to provide security in Afghanistan.

Three Soldiers were awarded Purple Hearts in a ceremony during the Yellow Ribbon reintegration event at the Bend Riverhouse Convention Center prior to the demobilization ceremony, May 16: Staff Sgt. Christopher Beach, Spc. Michael Mangin and Spc. Brian Piccolo, all with Bravo Troop. Twenty-five Soldiers in the squadron have also earned Bronze Star Medals for their service during the deployment.

The squadron provided base defense operations and security patrols at Shindand Air Base until Nov. 9, 2014. The squadron was the last U.S. military force to leave Shindand Air Base as the base was officially turned over to the Afghanistan National Army.

The squadron was re-missioned to conduct flight-line security at Kabul Afghanistan International Airport and base defense operations for Camp International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in downtown Kabul.

In December, the squadron witnessed history as ISAF turned over operations to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) non-combat Resolute Support mission. The squadron continued to conduct base closing, equipment redistribution, and base security missions until they re-deployed to the United States and returned home to Oregon on April 15, 2015.

The unit is headquartered in Bend, with companies also in Klamath Falls, Lebanon, and Redmond, and is commanded by Lt. Col. Daniel D. Miner, Jr.

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Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, awarded the Purple Heart medal to Staff Sgt. Christopher Beach (right), of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, in a ceremony during a Yellow Ribbon reintegration event at the Bend Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, Oregon, May 16. Beach sustained wounds while serving in Afghanistan with the 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, awarded the Purple Heart medal to Spc. Michael Mangin (center), of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, for wounds he sustained while serving in Afghanistan with the 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron. Mangin's grandfather, Jack Mangin (right), a U.S. Navy veteran, pinned the award on his grandson in a ceremony during a Yellow Ribbon reintegration event at the Bend Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, Oregon, May 16. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, awarded the Purple Heart medal to Spc. Brian Piccolo (right), of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, in a ceremony during a Yellow Ribbon reintegration event at the Bend Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, Oregon, May 16. Piccolo sustained wounds while serving in Afghanistan with the 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, stand in formation, as they are welcomed home during a demobilization ceremony held in Bend, Oregon, May 16. The 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron provided security for U.S. military installations in Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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State Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend), representing Oregon Governor Kate Brown, returns a framed guidon flag representing 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, to the squadron commander, Oregon Army National Guard Lt. Col. Daniel D. Miner, Jr. (right), ceremoniously welcoming the unit home from Afghanistan during a demobilization ceremony in Bend, Oregon, May 16. The 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron exchanged the guidon with the governor's office for a state flag when the unit deployed. The state flag was flown in Afghanistan while the framed guidon served as a reminder that Oregonians were deployed overseas. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden welcomes home Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, from Afghanistan following a demobilization ceremony held in Bend, Oregon, May 16. The 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron provided security for U.S. military installations in Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Shooting Investigation Ongoing In The Dalles
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/16/15
The Wasco County Major Crimes Team is investigating a shooting incident which occurred in The Dalles this morning. The Oregon State Police is leading the investigation and working in cooperation with the Wasco County District Attorney.

Preliminary information from investigators at the scene indicates that sometime around 8:52AM, law enforcement personnel from the The Dalles Police Department and The Wasco County Sherriff's Office responded to a residence at 950 Pomona Street, The Dalles, on the report of an accidental shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found Darlena HILL, Age 75, of the Dalles, with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. Darlena Hill was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is in serious condition.

Initial investigation indicates that Darlena HILL was shot by her husband, Darrell HILL, age 76, also of The Dalles. It is believed Darrell HILL, who suffers from Alzheimer's, was handling a firearm which he thought was unloaded. While handling the firearm it discharged, striking Darlena HILL.

The investigation is continuing by the Wasco County Major Crimes Team which consists of the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, The Dalles Police Department, the Oregon State Police and the Wasco County District Attorney's Office. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Scio Woman Suffers Gunshot Wound
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/16/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports today at 6:20 a.m. his deputies responded to a reported shooting on Rodgers Mountain Loop in Scio.

The investigation revealed that 35-year-old Sabrina Monica Hernandez of Scio sustained a gunshot wound to her leg. Hernandez told deputies that she and her 29-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Lee Hutzler of Lebanon, were 4-wheeling on Snow Peak near Upper Neal Creek in Hutzler's 1986 Ford F250 pick-up.

Hernandez told deputies that while stopped to check the truck tires, a semi-automatic handgun accidentally discharged causing the bullet to strike her left leg.

Hernandez was transported by personal vehicle to her residence on Rogers Mountain Loop by her friends, 32-year-old Brad Lee Neuenschwander JR. of Jefferson and 27-year-old Meagan Marie Kizer of Scio. Both Neuenschwander and Kizer told deputies they had been 4-wheeling in the Snow Peak area in a separate vehicle.

Hernandez was later taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, where she is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is continuing.
AMR's CPR Challenge will provide free CPR training to help saves lives
AMR Portland - 05/16/15
(Portland, OR) - On May 20, local ambulance provider American Medical Response (AMR) will teach members of community how they can help save lives by providing compression-only (Hands-Only) CPR for people in cardiac arrest. Paramedics, EMTs, community partners, and cardiac arrest survivors have joined together in supporting the event.

The initiative is part of AMR's observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 17 - 23, 2015) with events being held in 40 states. Last year, in one day, AMR trained 3,200 people locally, and more than 63,000 at AMR Operations across the U.S.

Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim's body by pushing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival. Schools, hospitals, businesses, county and state offices will participate in the event.

Special guests are expected - cardiac arrest survivor Bret Clayton of Camas, WA will champion the cause by assisting with CPR training at Precision Cast Parts in Portland as well as at his church in Camas, WA.

For more information about AMR's CPR Challenge, please visit www.amr.net/CPR.
Note: not a certifying course.

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

WHEN: May 20, 2015 - locations and times open to public are below

WHERE: Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free with Zoo admission

Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

State of Oregon Office Building
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR
8:00 am to 10:30 pm

Church of Christ Latter Day Saints
3017 NW 18th Ave, Camas, WA
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Clackamas County Development Services Building
150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR
8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Legacy Emanuel Hospital - Café Atrium
501 N. Graham, Portland, OR
9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Follow AMR World CPR Challenge
www.amr.net/CPR
www.facebook.com/AMRCPRCommunity

VISUALS: AMR Paramedics, EMTs, employees and community partners providing free instruction in compression-only CPR, members of the community learning a life-saving skill.


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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 18,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 3 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. Locally, AMR provides 9-1-1 emergency medical services in Clackamas, Clark and Multnomah Counties. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow @AMR_Social on Twitter.
Oregon City Police Participating in Safety Belt Blitz
Oregon City Police Dept. - 05/16/15
Oregon City, Oregon (May 16, 2015, 12:30pm): 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 18, 2015 and continues through May 31, 2015. 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.

Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 98% percent of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed in crashes --- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports.

OSP, sheriffs and local police will be working day and night to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from May 18 through May 31. Officers will also be on the alert for persons riding illegally in the open bed of pickup trucks. This enhanced "Click It or Ticket" enforcement is paid for by dedicated funding from USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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.

Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under 1 year old being killed in a crash by 71 percent and the fatal risk for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent, and 58 and 59 percent for infants and toddlers in SUVS, pickups and vans. Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury by 45 to 65 percent.

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/
Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 05/16/15
The following information is in reference to a death investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Karlsen, Adam C. Age: 17 Yrs

This individual was found on 05/15/2015 in Brush Prairie, WA.

The decedent was a resident of (city/state): La Center, WA

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death: Blunt Head Trauma

Manner of death: Accident

No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.



Media release issue date: Prepared 05/16/2015

Nikki Costa
Operations Manager
Life Flight Activated For Traffic Crash (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/16/15
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On May 15, 2015 at 9:17 PM Beaverton Police responded to SW Murray between SW Millikan and SW Terman regarding a three vehicle traffic crash. Three people were transported to local hospitals to include one person who was taken by Life Flight to Emanuel Hospital.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is assisting Beaverton Police in finding the cause of the traffic crash.

SW Murray will be closed to all traffic for several hours between SW Millikan and SW Jenkins.

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05/15/15
Firefighters Extricate Drivers Involved in High Impact Collision in Beaverton (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/15/15
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At 9:18pm Friday TVF&R firefighters responded to multiple reports of a vehicle accident on Murray Blvd near Terman Road. On arrival crews found three involved vehicles, two with significant damage. After a quick assessment firefighters realized they had entrapped patients in two of the cars and immediately called for a 2nd alarm to bring more resources to the scene. Crews simultaneously extricated patients from the two cars using hydraulic tools and prepared for transport. A third patient was found outside one of the cars on initial arrival and also treated for injuries and transported.

All three patients were transported as trauma system entries, with two going to Legacy Emanuel and one to OHSU. The were no reported injuries from passengers in the third car.

Beaverton Police, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, Metro West and Life-flight all responded to the incident.


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East Metro Gang Enforcement Team Investigate Fairview Stabbing
Gresham Police Dept - 05/15/15
Fairview, Ore. - On May 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm, Police responded to the report of a fight at the Fairview Woods Apartment Complex, 22739 NE Halsey St.

During the investigation, it was determined that the fight involved numerous young adult aged Hispanic males. Three of the males suffered stab wounds and were taken to area hospitals via ambulance and personal vehicle. One additional male suffered a head injury. The wounds were serious but do not appear to be life threatening at this time.

The incident appears to be gang related. No one is in custody at this time but the investigation is on-going. No other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the East Metro Gang Activity Hotline at 503.618.1844.
Community Celebration:Minto Island Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony (Photo)
City of Salem - 05/15/15
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Let's celebrate! The community is invited to attend the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thurs., May 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Riverfront Park Amphitheater. Be part of a group photo, get your unique Groundbreaking event souvenir, hear from community and state leaders about the project, and engage with local park, recreation, and trail organizations. Attendees can even catch a ride after the event on The Green Bike Cab. Don't miss a chance to help kick off this signature Salem project and hear what's next for the bridge. Parking for the event is available downtown or in the North Riverfront Park parking lot near the Pavilion (enter off of Union Street).

The ceremony's keynote speakers include Salem Mayor Anna Peterson, Interim Salem City Manager Kacey Duncan, Councilor Chuck Bennett, Senator Peter Courtney, and Hazel Patton of Friends of Two Bridges. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will also be providing a blessing and a drum song. Informational tables at the event will feature Friends of Two Bridges, Salem Area Trail Alliance, City of Salem Park and Recreation, and Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates.

For several years, the City of Salem and Salem's Urban Renewal Agency have been working toward a long-standing community vision of connecting three major urban parks, and more than 20 miles of trails via two pedestrian bridges over the Willamette River. In 2009, part of this goal was realized with the renovation of the historic Union Street Railroad Bridge, connecting West Salem's Wallace Marine Park with downtown's Riverfront Park. Completion of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and the adjoining multimodal trail is the last critical link to downtown parks connections. This project is strengthened by the City's recent acquisition of 307 additional acres of Minto Island and the purchase of a 4-acre parcel adjacent to Riverfront Park.

On Mar. 23, Legacy Contracting began construction preparation, and in May, began foundation drilling for the bridge structure. Foundation drilling will likely continue until next fall. A construction camera is filming construction activity and images are being uploaded to www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge. Signs are posted in Minto Brown Park and Riverfront Park with more information about the project. Regular email updates will be distributed for those that sign up to receive them at http://cityofsalem.us1.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=9c537ef0aeb7914e4fe4f6d5c&id=56c4c46136.

For more information on construction activity, please contact Public Works Project Manager, Aaron Kimsey, at 503-588-6211 or visit www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.

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Health advisory issued May 15 for Detroit Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 05/15/15
[Correcting U.S. Forest Service telephone number]

May 15, 2015

High toxin levels found in reservoir in Linn and Marion counties

A health advisory is being issued today for Detroit Lake, located 46 miles southeast of Salem on the North Santiam River in Linn and Marion counties.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Detroit Reservoir is especially dangerous.

Oregon public health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Detroit Lake are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues. Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from Detroit Reservoir and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity. People who bring their pets fishing with them should take special precautions to keep them from drinking from or swimming in the reservoir.
The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Detroit Reservoir and enjoy activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For local information, contact the U.S. Forest Service at 503-854-3366. For health information or to report an illness, contact the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at 971-673-0400.

OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To find out if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific body of water, visit www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "algae bloom advisories," or call the Public Health Division toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Fire Hits Hillsboro Mechanical Parts Production Company (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 05/15/15
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(Hillsboro, Oregon) - A fire in a dust filtration unit caused an undetermined amount of damage Friday morning and forced 120 employees to evacuate the building at 3740 NW Aloclek Place in Hillsboro. After about an hour of waiting outside, employees were allowed to re-enter the building. No one was injured.

Investigators say the fire began in a dust filtration unit on the production floor of Davis Tool, a producer of precision-machined parts, sheet metal parts, and assemblies. Fire Investigators belief that a spark from grinding operations near the dust filtration unit caused combustible particulates in the unit to ignite. Fire damage, mostly confined to the unit, extended up the exhaust duct into the adjoining room/open area activating a single roof fire sprinkler head and spread smoke throughout the warehouse.

When Hillsboro firefighters arrived, they found the building evacuated and smoke coming from the rear doors of the production area. Firefighters were unable to use water on the fire since water reacts with fine metal particles to accelerate the fire. Crews used dry-chemical and specific combustible metal extinguishers to put the fire out. The fire was extinguished within 11 minutes of firefighters arrival.

Additional firefighters set up ventilation fans in the building's doorways while others isolated electrical power in the building.

In all, 24 firefighters responded to the fire. One engine from TVF&R, three engines and 1 ladder truck from the Hillsboro Fire Department.


For information on fire and life safety, contact Hillsboro Fire Department at 503-681-6166 or visit www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/fire.

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Convicted Felon Arrested, Rifles Seized After Gun Task Force Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/15/15
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On March 28, 2015, Gresham Police Department (GPD) officers contacted 58-year-old David Dean Delker and located two AR-15 rifles in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

GPD officers learned that one of the rifles had an illegally short barrel, and no manufacturer or serial numbers were applied to either rifle. GPD officers continued to investigate and learned that Delker constructed both rifles by using parts purchased online, later assembling them into functioning firearms. At the time, Delker was released pending further investigation.

GPD investigators learned that Delker resided in the City of Portland and provided information to the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force (GTF). Investigators learned that Delker has a dozen felony convictions.

On May 14, 2015, GTF investigators arrested Delker and served a search warrant at his residence in the 7900 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue.

During the search warrant, officers seized an additional short-barreled AR-15 and a 7.69x51 scoped rifle. Additionally, a third AR-15 was found partially constructed, missing only the lower receiver, which was in an outbuilding ready for machining to be made functional.

Investigators also seized numerous gun parts and components, magazines, ammunition, and other gun-related items indicating that Delker was ordering all necessary parts online to build functional rifles.

Delker was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm (five counts) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (five counts).

The case will be forwarded to the US Attorney's Office for possible Federal prosecution.
This case and arrest was the result of successful collaboration between the Gresham Police Department and the Portland Police Bureau.

The Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force is continuing to actively investigate gun crimes in the City of Portland.

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.

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

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

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Marine Board to Hold Special Board Meeting May 18
Oregon Marine Board - 05/15/15
The Oregon State Marine Board will hold a special telephone Board meeting on May 18, beginning at 11 a.m.

At the Board's June 2013 Board meeting, the Director was granted a Small Grants expenditure authority of $100,000 per biennium. This biennium, the agency received additional grant applications, which if approved, will exceed the $100,000 cap. The Director is requesting Board approval to increase the maximum expenditure authority to $200,000 for the remaining 2013-15 biennium.

The public is invited to participate by coming to the agency, located at 435 Commercial St. NE in Salem.
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PIO Duties 05/16 & 05/17
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/15/15
Starting tomorrow and through Sunday, the PIO duties will be assumed by Sergeant Jeff Stutrud. To reach Sgt. Stutrud please call the PIO line at 503-584-MCSO (6276) Please remember that Sergeant Stutrud is assigned to our Patrol Team and working this weekend. This may delay his response in breaking news situations.

Thank you and have a great weekend!
Salem Begins Campaign To Recruit New City Manager
City of Salem - 05/15/15
Help wanted: Mid-sized, Oregon city seeking dynamic leader who can manage a $522.8 million budget, effectively communicate with diverse groups and work with an all-volunteer city council.

Salem will soon be making a recruiting pitch to fill an essential leadership position in local government. Salem City Council at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 13, approved a list of qualifications for a new city manager.

The profile approved by council will be used for recruiting materials, as well as a guide for an executive search firm hired by the city. An online recruiting campaign is scheduled to begin the week of May 17.

The city manager's job became available in March after the retirement of Linda Norris. City councilors plan to interview top candidates and have a finalist selected by this fall.

"This is the most important decision the council will make this year," said Salem Mayor Anna Peterson. "We are looking for a person with the experience and vision to help the council lead the city for several years to come."

Councilors at Wednesday's meeting reviewed a recruiting flier and made recommendations for changes. The recruiting materials were based on the criteria developed by a council committee after interviews with councilors, city department heads and community leaders.

The city manager's position will be advertised as having an annual salary range of $190,000 to $220,000. The salary range was established after a compensation survey of West Coast cities that were similar in size to Salem and had a similar style of government.

Compared to what Salem has paid its city managers in the past, the salary range is higher. In November 2014, Salem City Council had authorized a maximum of about $176,000 in salary for the city manager's job.

Several councilors at Wednesday's meeting raised questions about why a higher salary was being proposed at this time. The higher salary range was necessary to be competitive with other cities, according to the Council Committee on the City Manager Selection.

Job skills and other important attributes for the next city manager were also discussed by the council.

Salem City Councilor Tom Andersen said city manager candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work with minority groups. The council agreed to add language to the recruitment profile to reflect his concerns.

Councilors discussed the requirement that the city manager live in Salem. The city charter mandates that the city manager maintain a residence in Salem, but councilors wanted this fact to be emphasized in recruitment materials.

Members of the Council Committee on the City Manager Selection are: Salem Mayor Anna Peterson and Salem City Councilors Chuck Bennett, Brad Nanke and Steven McCoid. The staff liaison is Mina Hanssen, human resources director for the city.

Kacey Duncan, the city's deputy city manager, is currently filling the city manager's job on an interim basis.



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Sheriff's Office to Take Part in Annual Seatbelt Campaign (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/15/15
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team, will be joining law enforcement offices around the State in the annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Our deputies will be focusing their efforts starting May 18th and ending May 31st.
Did you know?

Child passengers weighing less than forty pounds must 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 the child's size until he/she reaches age eight or 4/9" tall AND the adult belt system fits properly.

We are proud that Oregon leads the nation with the highest reported seatbelt use: 98.18%, but there is still work to do! According to NHTSA, in 2013, an estimated six lives could have been saved in Oregon if everyone buckled up.

Please watch for our deputies working at the intersection of Lancaster Drive NE and Silverton Road NE on Friday, May 22nd from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm, and remember "Click it or Ticket!" Patrols like these are made possible by our partners at the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.


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VA Veterans Town Hall - May 19, 2015 (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 05/15/15
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Join the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Portland Regional Office Director and VA Portland Health Care System Director for a VETERANS TOWN HALL.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

WHO: Veterans, their families and survivors, media representatives, and any organization or individual who works with or on behalf of Veterans.

WHERE: VA Portland Health Care System Vancouver Division Columbia Room in Bldg. 11, 1601 E. 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661

Join us also at by video teleconference at the following location:
- Bend VA Community Based Out Patient Clinic (CBOC)
- Salem VA CBOC
- North Coast VA CBOC in Warrenton, OR
- West Linn VA CBOC
- Hillsboro VA CBOC
- The Dalles VA CBOCs

WHY: To share information, hear feedback, and answer questions on VA health care and benefits, including compensation, pension, insurance, loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and education benefit program. We will have claims specialists available to answer claims-specific questions.
- See more at: http://www.portland.va.gov/PORTLAND/features/Coming_Soon_Veterans_Town_Hall.asp


Attached Media Files: VA Portland Health Care System logo
Man Climbs Tree After Crash
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/15/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash today at 3:13 a.m. that occurred on Brush Creek Road, four miles south of Hwy 228 near Crawfordsville.

Upon arrival, deputies found a maroon Subaru SUV resting on its side in a field approximately 50 feet from the roadway. Deputies contacted an adult female near the vehicle who was identified as Sarah Dawn Williams, 29 years-old, from Crawfordsville. Sarah told deputies her husband Jonathan Josiah Williams, 33 years-old from Crawfordsville, was driving the SUV and fled the scene with their six year old son.

Shortly after contacting Sarah, deputies located the child in a nearby wooded area. Both the child and Sarah were transported to the Lebanon Community Hospital for minor injuries.

Approximately 1/4 mile away, deputies located Jonathan, who had climbed 70 to 80 feet up a tree and refused to come down. Deputies remained with Jonathan for over five hours, attempting to talk him down from the tree.

Family members told deputies that Jonathan suffers from a possible Bi-Polar disorder and might be taking medication. A Linn County Mental Health Crisis Counselor arrived at 9:04 a.m. to assist deputies. At 10:19 a.m., Jonathan, who was uninjured, voluntarily climbed down the tree and was taken into custody without incident.

Jonathan made statements to deputies that he intentionally crashed the SUV with his family inside. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis where he is currently being evaluated by Mental Health.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by Linn County Mental Health, Sweet Home Fire Department, Mohawk Valley Fire Department, Department of Human Services and the Multi-Agency Crash Investigation Team.

The investigation is continuing and possible criminal charges are pending.

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Salem Police To Participate in Traffic Safety Campaign
Salem Police Dept. - 05/15/15
Salem Police Officers will be participating in two statewide traffic enforcement and safety campaigns. The first will be from May 18 through May31 and the second at a date to be announced later. The department will be increasing traffic patrols during daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt, child restraint violations, and cell phone use during this two week campaign. This Oregon Safety Belt Overtime Campaign is a statewide selective traffic enforcement program that utilizes Federal funding from the US Department of Transportation. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of motor vehicle related deaths and injuries by increasing public awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries: safety restraint use, speed and impaired drivers.

A statewide observation survey in June 2014 found 98% percent of Oregon's motoring public routinely using safety belts. However, ODOT crash data reveals a safety belt use rate of only 62% among those killed in crashes in 2014. Among those killed or injured were 938 child passengers under the age of eight with one-third of those riding unrestrained or in the wrong type of safety restraint for their size. Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under the age of one being killed in a crash by 71 % and of toddlers between the ages of one and four by 54%.

The Salem Police Department along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers and passengers to make a conscious effort to use their seatbelt at all times when traveling in a motor vehicle regardless of the distance traveled. We are also encouraging the proper use of child safety seats and restraints.

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/
UPDATE #2: East Precinct Officers Respond to Homicide
Portland Police Bureau - 05/15/15
The man killed on Thursday morning in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood has been identified as 38-year-old Mathew Leon Deming. Deming died as a result of a stab wound.

Deming's former girlfriend, 39-year-old Misty Dawn Keeney, has cooperated with investigators and has not been arrested in this case.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the stabbing. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

The PIO will be giving interviews at SE 158and SE Franklin in 20 minutes.

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###Original Message###


Today, May 14, 2015, at 8:17 a.m., East precinct officers received a call of a disturbance in the 3200 block of S.E. 158th Ave. Initial reports indicated that the call may have involved domestic violence and that a former boyfriend of the resident had broken into the location and then been stabbed. The former boyfriend then fled the location, crashing his vehicle at S.E. 162nd Ave. and S.E. Division St. He was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers arrived and set-up a crime scene. An investigation began into the incident. The individual stabbed eventually expired at the hospital. Homicide detectives have been notified and are responding to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it become available.

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Pacific University Student, Alumnus Receive Fulbright Scholarships (Photo)
Pacific University - 05/15/15
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FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University student Carlos Esparza and 2014 alumnus Jordan Kronen have each received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in foreign countries.

Esparza and Kronen are among more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-2016 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Grant recipients are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. They are Pacific University's 29th and 30th student recipients of a Fulbright award.

Esparza, originally from Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico, is majoring in Spanish with a minor in French and will graduate on May 16. He will return to his native country for the upcoming academic year for his Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Kronen, a resident of Olympia, Wash., graduated summa cum laude from Pacific in 2014 with a degree in politics and government. He will travel to Malaysia for his Fulbright experience.

While in Mexico and Malaysia, Esparza and Kronen will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host countries. Through this community engagement, they will will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and those of other nations.

Fulbright recipients are among more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education. Since 1948, more than 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni have undertaken grants.


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Oregon Air National Guard mobilizes Citizen-Airmen for Middle East security mission (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/15/15
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142nd Security Forces Mobilization Ceremony
Members of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron were honored in a mobilization ceremony held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. May 15, 2015
Approximately 40 Citizen-Airmen of the Security Forces Squadron are deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel for six months. The Airmen will provide airbase security and aircraft protection, among other base defense duties.

Previous to this deployment, the 142nd Security Forces Squadron has supported Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Hurricane Katrina.

Members of the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing have deployed across the globe since September 11, 2001. Most of these members are traditional guardsmen that leave full time jobs or school to serve in support of military operations.


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Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, thank the Airmen of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron following the unit's mobilization ceremony held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, May 15. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily Thompson, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Air National Guard Master Sgt. Grant Roper, of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron and his daughter, are interviewed by a local news crew following his unit's mobilization ceremony, held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, May 15. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily Thompson, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Members of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron are honored during a mobilization ceremony, held at the Portland Air National Guard Base, Oregon, May 15. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)


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Memorial Day Celebration at Mt View Cemetery
City of Oregon City - 05/15/15
Please join us for our annual Memorial Day Celebration at Mt View Cemetery. The event this year will be held on Monday, May 25, at 10:00a.m. We will be serving light refreshments in the morning. Please join us for this special day of remembering and honoring those we have lost.
Marine Board's Boating Safety Media Kit -Now Available! (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 05/15/15
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Hello Subscribers and Media Partners,

Tomorrow is the beginning of National Safe Boating Week, and the Marine Board wants to remind everyone who plans to venture out on our gorgeous and pristine waterways to:

* Plan ahead (know where you're going to put in and take out).
* Have all of the required equipment, including a properly fitting life jacket for everyone on board.
* With low water, keep a sharp lookout for rocks, shoals, stumps, and other objects that are usually submerged.

The media kit contains condensed talking points -agreed upon by boating safety advocates that include the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Weather Service, Washington State Parks, and Marine Law Enforcement.

The kit also contains a link to the Coast Guard's Nationwide 2014 Recreational Boating Statistics Report and Oregon's statistics are also included in the materials.

Please consider doing a story about staying safe on the water, particularly stories about cold water immersion. We're hoping to be proactive and get people thinking about being safe around the water before the first 90 degree weekend comes along, where drowning predictably occurs. Remember, drowning is preventable.

I'm happy to participate in an interview, or help coordinate an interview with local marine deputies for ride-alongs to highlight local safety issues.

Thank you for your help in keeping people safe on our waterways!

Ashley A. Massey
Legislative Coordinator
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Marine Board
Ashley.massey@state.or.us
503-378-2623


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Friends of Trees Honors Wilsonville with 2015 Community Partner Award (Photo)
City of Wilsonville - 05/15/15
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WILSONVILLE, OR -- On May 13, 2015, Friends of Trees, a non-profit organization that works with Pacific Northwest cities to plant and care for urban trees, awarded the City of Wilsonville the 2015 Community Partner Award. Friends of Trees' Executive Director Scott Fogarty and City of Portland Commissioner Nick Fish presented the award at the organization's annual luncheon to recognize longtime supporters.

Scott Fogarty said, "We're especially proud of the efforts in Wilsonville to restore native habitat and to improve the community's tree canopy. We value our partnership with the community and look forward to many more years of planting trees together."

Since 2002, the City's Natural Resources program has partnered with Friends of Trees to enhance native plant habitat in Wilsonville, with primary restoration focus on Memorial Park and Tranquil Park. During the 13-year-long partnership, hundreds of individuals, scouts, service club members and corporate groups have volunteered to plant nearly 9,000 native trees, shrubs and plants.

The City helps maintain and promote a healthy environment in Wilsonville by providing long-term care of local natural resources, such as streams, wetlands, and natural areas -- and thereby ensuring a sustainable future for the community. For more information, contact Kerry Rappold, Natural Resources Program Manager, at 503-570-1570; rappold@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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Another Big Act Added to the 28th annual Waterfront Blues Festival Lineup (Photo)
Oregon Food Bank - 05/15/15
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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY JOINS THE FESTIVAL WITH PERFORMANCES ON JULY 4 & 5

Portland, Ore. (May 15, 2015) -- Oregon Food Bank announced today that Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been added to the lineup for its 28th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, on July 2 - 5, 2015 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, known for its vibrant swing music, is scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 4 at the After-Hours Show at the Marriott, as well as at the festival's main stage on Sunday, July 5.

"Your best bet for catching Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is to purchase the Blues Buddy Pass," said Artistic Director Peter Dammann. "With a Buddy pass, you get entry to our After-Hours concerts, where they will perform with The Paladins, as well as early entry to the festival all four days and priority re-entry when the park likely hits capacity each night."

Blues Buddy Passes are currently available at TicketTomato.com for the early-bird rate of $70. They are expected to increase soon to their regular price of $85.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, named famously after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, has sold millions of records while their music has appeared in hundreds of movies and television shows. They have sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center and appeared on TV shows from Leno and Conan, to Dancing with The Stars and Superbowl XXXIII.

Festival headliners are:
BUDDY GUY * GREGG ALLMAN * GALACTIC with MACY GRAY * BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY * ALLEN TOUSSAINT * CHARMAINE NEVILLE * PHIL & DAVE ALVIN * THE PALADINS * DEVON ALLMAN * CHUBBY CARRIER

Additional acts include:
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band * Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas * Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds * Turkuaz * Jelly Bread * Stone Foxes * Con Brio * Jarekus Singleton * Christone "Kingfish" Ingram * Terry "Harmonica" Bean * Jimmy "Duck" Holmes * Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band * Dog Hill Stompers * Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys

Regional acts will be announced soon. For passes, festival schedule, artist bios and videos, visit www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.

About Waterfront Blues Festival
Since 1988, Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Festival to raise funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. 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 $10 million and 815 tons of food to fight hunger in the region.

Major sponsors: Safeway, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Coors, Delta Music Experience, Deschutes Brewery, FedEx, iQ Credit Union, KINK.fm, KOIN-TV, The Oregonian

Supporting sponsors: The Boeing Company, Schwindt & Co, Capital One, Health Net Caring Ambassadors, Larabar, Highgrove Farms, EartH20, Nathan's, Columbia Crest Grand Estates, Mission Foods, Portland Comm College, NW Natural, Pape' Rents EcoShuttle, KBOO, Creative Safety Supply, 24 Hour Fitness, Winthrop R&B Fest, Clackamas City Tourism, Mississippi Music Trails, Hotel Rose, Riverplace Hotel, University Place Hotel

More information: www.waterfrontbluesfest.com | www.oregonfoodbank.org
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School board candidate filings number 817 this election
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 05/15/15
A total of 817 individuals are running for school board positions next Tuesday in Oregon, according to a survey conducted by the Oregon School Boards Association. That figure is the lowest of any election in the last decade. Candidates usually number about 850 to 1,050, and include races in K-12 school districts, education service districts and for community college boards.
There are 696 open positions across the state, and 483 incumbents are running.
Betsy Miller-Jones, OSBA's executive director, said the lower number of candidates is surprising, given the important community role that local board members have. She said it remains unclear why the number of candidates has dropped from 972 in the May election in 2013.
"Board members play a pivotal part in their communities," she said. "They provide the connection between schools and the places we live, and it's vital that we encourage as many strong candidates as possible to fill these positions."
Other findings from the survey include:
??(R) For K-12 district boards, 692 candidates are running for 585 positions. Nearly three-quarters of the races (72.3 percent) are uncontested. In 47 races (8 percent), no candidates are running.
??(R) For ESD boards, 53 people have filed for 54 positions. Forty-six are unopposed, and five races have no candidates.
??(R) For community college boards, 72 people filed for 57 slots. Forty-one are unopposed, and in two races there are no candidates.
School board elections are held every two years.
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.
Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol for Memorial Holiday Travel
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/15/15
May 15, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and local law enforcement agencies will be on the roads providing extra patrol to enhance safety for this Memorial Day Holiday travel period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Holiday traveling experience. The Memorial Day Holiday travel period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways combined with aggressive and distracted drivers.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday travel period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices. Deputies will be out in force from May 18 through May 31, 2015. The results of the enhanced patrol will be provided June 1, 2015.

Every Memorial Day Holiday weekend, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to numerous traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt and secure children in properly fitted child restraints.

Consistent vehicle passenger restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from injury or death. ODOT reports that in 2013, over 50% of all fatal crashes involved an improperly restrained or unrestrained driver or passenger. Washington County has over 98 percent of consistent seatbelt use; the goal is 100% compliance.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's fact sheet is attached.

Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.


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Glencoe's Ashwin Datta Wins First Place at Intel International Science Fair (Photo)
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 05/15/15
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Win marks the highest achievement ever earned by a Hillsboro student in the District's 11 years of participation

May 15, 2015, Hillsboro, OR - Earlier today, Glencoe High School sophomore Ashwin Datta won 1st Place in Mechanical Engineering at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for his research project that produced a novel way to protect sensors and optics on the NASA Curiosity Mars rover from the damaging effects of Martian dust and other contaminants.

Ashwin's interest in the NASA Curiosity rover developed from a tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Glencoe physics teacher John Gibbs. His adult sponsor at ISEF, teacher Susan Weidkamp, reports that NASA engineers have approached Ashwin to work with them as soon as possible.

One of the problems Ashwin was encountering was electrical arcing in the low pressure environment of Mars. NASA engineers reported that they had actually started to do research in this area about the same time he did, but Ashwin actually discovered a way of overcoming this problem and was told by the NASA engineers he should patent his idea.

Ashwin was interviewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting prior to winning:
http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/oregon-students-vie-for-intel-isef-prize/

Hillsboro School District is extremely proud of Ashwin and appreciative of the support he has received from staff, his family, and the broader community as he has diligently worked to realize this amazing achievement.

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About ISEF: The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair honors the world's most promising student scientists, inventors, and engineers. Finalists are selected annually from hundreds of affiliated fairs, including the Beaverton-Hillsboro Science Expo. Their projects are then evaluated onsite by approximately 1,000 judges from nearly every scientific discipline, each with a Ph.D. or the equivalent of six years of related professional experience in one of the scientific disciplines.

A full listing of finalists is available in the event program. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2015 is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation, with additional awards and support from dozens of corporate, academic, governmental, and science-focused organization. This year, approximately $4 million was awarded.


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Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Salutes Senator Wyden for Leadership on Trade Promotion Authority Policy Debate
Oregon Dairy Farmers Assn. - 05/15/15
May 14, 2015 - Salem, Oregon - The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association wishes to publicly express appreciation to Senator Ron Wyden for his willingness to engage in and lead discussions regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
TPA is a critical tool for every agricultural and livestock sector in our efforts to seek approval of trade agreements. Meaningful trade agreements that support and create US jobs while helping American agriculture compete more successfully in an ever-expanding global marketplace are beneficial here at home and abroad.
Regardless of political affiliations, trade is good for everyone! The ability for Oregon products to be exported to foreign markets without obstruction from foreign governments when our borders are open to imports from all over the world, is good policy. Market acceptance and market expansion for every sector of agriculture ensures strong demand and sustainability for future generations.
Thank you Senator Ron Wyden for taking the lead on this very important issue. TPA will help ensure that America's farmers, ranchers and food processors receive the greatest benefit from these negotiations.
The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association is located in Salem. The Association has been proudly serving Oregon's Dairy farmers since 1892.
Oregon Military Museum hosts annual Living History Day (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/15/15
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CLACKAMAS, Oregon - The Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum is scheduled to host the 19th annual Living History Day on Saturday, May 16, at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Oregon, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The free event is open to the public. The address is 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 a variety of military displays, living history encampments, and military vehicles. The displays include artifacts from all eras, from World War I to present day. The event will also celebrate Armed Forces Day, which is typically held on the third Saturday in May.

"The event invites visitors to get a hands-on look at history," said Tracy Thoennes, curator of the museum. "It is an opportunity to see, touch, and experience our military past and learn more about today's military."

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES) convenience store during the event.


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Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 30 near Sauvie Island- OSP Asking for assistance (Photo)-Correction
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/15/15
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The OSP Northern Command Center phone number is (503)375-3555

According to Senior Trooper Robin May, at 6:45am a serious injury motor vehicle crash occurred on SR Hwy 30 near MP 10.8 (east of Sauvie Island Bridge). Witnesses reported a white male adult was crossing the highway, not in a marked crosswalk, from NW Larson Road to a Trimet Bus Stop on the opposite side of the highway. Meanwhile a 2007 Freightliner (Unit #1), driven by Mr. Kirk L. Hubbard, age 56, from McMinnville, Oregon, was eastbound when he observed the pedestrian. Mr. Hubbard slowed to a stop. Unit #2, a 1995 Chevy Suburban driven by Ms. Loretta J. Sampson, age 58 from Scappoose, Oregon, observed the pedestrian but did not see the Freightliner had come to a stop. Unit #2 rear-ended Unit #1. Mr. Hubbard was secured with seatbelt and was not injured. Ms. Sampson was wearing seatbelt, the airbags deployed, Ms. Sampson sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. The male pedestrian was reportedly pick-up by a passing motorist and driven Eastbound towards Portland.

The male adult was described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, Skinny build (approx. 160 lbs), with gray balding hair with gray unshaven facial hair (2-3 day growth). He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue cargo shorts, dark blue tennis shoes, and was carrying a small brief case. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center at (503)375-3535.

The highway was completely closed for approximately 15 minutes and then one lane was closed for an additional 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Portland Fire.


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Make Your Mark On MS With Internationally Known Artist Lydiaemily (Photo)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 05/15/15
World MS Day Mural Signing Party
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Join the MS community in raising awareness by signing a new mural in Portland's Old Town

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 15, 2015

(Portland, OR)- The National MS Society, Oregon Chapter presents the Lydiaemily mural on World MS Day to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and bring together the greater MS community to celebrate shared connections.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:30-7 pm at 403 NW 5th Avenue (mural will be painted on the west-facing wall) with free food, drinks, music and a short program. Everyone who lives with MS or is directly connected to a friend, family member or loved one is encouraged to attend this unique event.

In a new project to unite those in the MS movement, Lydiaemily has embarked on a four-city tour, painting giant murals to demonstrate her passion to end multiple sclerosis. The tour starts in Austin, TX, followed by Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR and wraps in Louisville, KY.

The mural will encourage members of the MS community to come together and show their collective determination to end MS, and deliver a message of hope and inspiration for those impacted by the disease. As Lydia Emily says, "Art can do more than hang, it can help."

Genzyme, a pioneer in transformative MS therapies, is sponsoring the event.

About Lydiaemily
Lydiaemily is a painter and muralist. The daughter of a civil rights activist, issues of justice and social equality run through her blood. Inspired by a life-long desire to "bring fire to the people," Lydiaemily creates art because of a profound and sincere feeling of obligation to humanity.

Lydiaemily is both a cancer survivor and lives with multiple sclerosis, but this hasn't slowed her down. In 2012, Lydiaemily began work as an advocate for early detection and treatment of MS. Lydiaemily travels frequently to speak to patients and healthcare professionals about current life-changing medical breakthroughs now available.

Lydiaemily's artwork has been featured at gallery shows in Milan, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Visit Lydiaemily.com for more information.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2013 alone, through its home office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society invested $48.3 million to support 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

Learn More
National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239
www.defeatMS.com


Attached Media Files: World MS Day Mural Signing Party
Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet May 21 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 05/15/15
May 15, 2015

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, May 21, 1-5 p.m.

Where: Callan Conference Room, Kirkbride Building, third floor, Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center Street NE, Salem

Details: Board members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

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

For more information, see the board's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/amh/osh/pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Bus Stop Improvements and Name Change
Canby Area Transit - 05/15/15
Canby Area Transit (CAT) is making improvements to bus stops and changing the name of its bus route. The first thing customers will notice is the new signs which are already showing up along CAT's bus route on highway 99E.

Over the next few weeks new bus stop signs will be installed along CAT's Orange Line which extends from Oregon City to Woodburn along Highway 99E. CAT is in the process of changing the name of its bus route from the "Orange Line" to the "99". The changes will happen in phases.

The first phase will be the installation of new bus stop signs and the removal of the old bus stop signs. Several stops will be moved to new locations and a few new stops have been added.

After all of the new signs are installed buses will no longer stop at the old bus stop locations. Rider Alerts will be posted on the buses and at the effected stops to warn customers of stop closures and give directions to the new bus stops.

The second phase (planned for this summer) will be new printed bus schedules. The new schedule will show the new route name and include the new bus stop locations. The schedule times haven't changed very much but the schedules will have a new format.

A detailed bus stop change list will be available late next week and the new schedules will be distributed before any schedule changes are made.

Thank you for your patience as we make these changes. If you have any questions please ask your driver or contact the CAT office at 503.266.4022.


Attached Media Files: Press Release
Make Your Mark On MS With Internationally Known Artist Lydiaemily
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter - 05/15/15
Join the MS community in raising awareness by signing a new mural in Portland's Old Town

(Portland, OR)- The National MS Society, Oregon Chapter presents the Lydiaemily mural on World MS Day to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis and bring together the greater MS community to celebrate shared connections.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 27th from 4:30-7 pm at 403 NW 5th Avenue (mural will be painted on the west-facing wall) with free food, drinks, music and a short program. Everyone who lives with MS or is directly connected to a friend, family member or loved one is encouraged to attend this unique event.

In a new project to unite those in the MS movement, Lydiaemily has embarked on a four-city tour, painting giant murals to demonstrate her passion to end multiple sclerosis. The tour starts in Austin, TX, followed by Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR and wraps in Louisville, KY.

The mural will encourage members of the MS community to come together and show their collective determination to end MS, and deliver a message of hope and inspiration for those impacted by the disease. As Lydia Emily says, "Art can do more than hang, it can help."

Genzyme, a pioneer in transformative MS therapies, is sponsoring the event.

About Lydiaemily
Lydiaemily is a painter and muralist. The daughter of a civil rights activist, issues of justice and social equality run through her blood. Inspired by a life-long desire to "bring fire to the people," Lydiaemily creates art because of a profound and sincere feeling of obligation to humanity.

Lydiaemily is both a cancer survivor and lives with multiple sclerosis, but this hasn't slowed her down. In 2012, Lydiaemily began work as an advocate for early detection and treatment of MS. Lydiaemily travels frequently to speak to patients and healthcare professionals about current life-changing medical breakthroughs now available.

Lydiaemily's artwork has been featured at gallery shows in Milan, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Visit Lydiaemily.com for more information.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2013 alone, through its home office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society invested $48.3 million to support 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

Learn More
National MS Society, Oregon Chapter
5331 SW Macadam Ave, Ste. 290
Portland, OR 97239
www.defeatMS.com
Businesses Burglarized in Southeast Portland's Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 05/15/15
On Friday May 15, 2015, at 4:22 a.m., East Precinct and Canine Unit officers responded to the report of burglar alarms at two businesses in the 8100 block of Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and found a broken window at the Sprint Store. Officers made entry to the store and found a hole in the wall to another business, Nail Perfection, and determined that the suspect entered from the roof, through Nail Perfection, then broke the Sprint Store window to exit the building.

Limited information indicates that the suspect is a male wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact Burglary Detectives by email, burglary@portlandoregon.gov.

Business owners and managers are encouraged to visit the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/331474 for crime prevention tips and resources.

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CCC Board Member Graduates from Leadership Oregon (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/15/15
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OREGON CITY - Board of Education member Jean Bidstrup was among 14 education leaders who graduated May 1 with skills gained from the Oregon School Boards Association's Leadership Oregon program.
The participants completed four sessions of 1?1/2 days each to graduate, learning leadership skills and joining a support network of education leaders from across the state. The sessions consisted of advanced leadership, advocacy and engagement, key issues and effective communications.
The program is offered at no charge once every two years. OSBA, based in Salem, represents nearly 1,400 local board members of school districts, charter schools, education service districts and community colleges statewide.
Jean Bidstrup has served on the Clackamas Community College Board of Education since 2001 representing the Happy Valley area.
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.osba.org/Resources/Article/Board_Operations/Board_Development-Leadership_Oregon_2015.aspx
For more information, please contact Janet Paulson, CCC Public Information Officer, at 503-594-3162.


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Festival Latino 2015 Connects Spanish Speakers with CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/15/15
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OREGON CITY - Festival Latino 2015 takes place on Saturday, June 6, at Clackamas Community College from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Gregory Forum. This free event for the whole family is a chance for Spanish speakers to explore CCC.
Activities at this year's festival include entertainment, folk dancing, salsa dancing, art, music, face painting, community resources and information, food, soccer and inspirational speakers. Festival Latino runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Gregory Forum.
Organizer Camilo Sanchez, who teaches CCC's Spanish GED program, said the festival is an opportunity to introduce the Latino community to the college and other important community resources.
For additional information, please contact Camilo Sanchez at 503-594-3029 or camilos@clackamas.edu.


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Spring CCC Music Concerts Schedule
Clackamas Community College - 05/15/15
OREGON CITY -Clackamas Community College is showcasing the talent of students, faculty and guest musicians during spring term concerts. Here's the line-up.

* May 27: Vocal Jazz Ensemble Speakeasy Showcase at Arriverderci
CCC Vocal Jazz students perform at Arrivederci, 17023 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Featuring CCC's Mainstream and InnerCurrent vocal groups performing Great American Songbook standards with a twist. They are joined by guest vocalist Rebecca Kilgore and Rich Turnoy on piano, Kevin Dietz on bass and Zach Armstrong on drums. Directed by Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth.

* June 2: CCC Wind Ensemble and PSU Bands Spring Concert
For the fourth consecutive year, the CCC Wind Ensemble joins the Portland State University Concert Band, followed by the PSU Wind Symphony. The concert features works by Persichetti, Hazo, Hanson and more. Concert begins at 7 p.m. at PSU, Lincoln Hall, room 175. Admission is free.

* June 4: CCC Wind Ensemble and Instrumental Jazz Night
The CCC Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combo perform works by Holst, Persichetti, Alfred Reed and others. Niemeyer Center, Osterman Theater, N-147. Admission is $5 per person.

* June 5: CCC Mainstream Vocal Jazz Night
Enjoy CCC's Vocal Jazz Night with performances by Mainstream directed by Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Niemeyer Center's Osterman Theater. Donations accepted.

* June 7: CCC Chamber Choir Spring Concert
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16000 S Henrici Road, Oregon City. Admission is $5 per person.

* June 8: Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert
Director Dave Anderson presents the CCC Chamber Ensemble. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Niemeyer Center, N-147. Donations accepted.

For information about CCC music events, please call 503-594-3337.
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Small Business of the Year Credits Clackamas SBDC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 05/15/15
Nathan Marks at metal fabrication facility.
Nathan Marks at metal fabrication facility.
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OREGON CITY - Oregon's Family-Owned Small Business of the Year, Marks Brothers of Boring, has strong ties to the Clackamas Small Business Development Center. Staff at the SBDC nominated Marks Brothers for the award that recognizes outstanding small businesses in the United States.
Marks Brothers metal fabrication business dates back to 1946, and the company is now in its third generation of family ownership. Nathan Marks, president of the company, first connected with the SBDC in a class for certification for contractors. SBDC Director Rob Campbell then worked with Marks Brothers on strategies for growing the company.
"The SBDC has been a great partner to the Marks Brothers," Nathan Marks said. "They have connected us to resources at the county, state and federal level, where we've received support for marketing, systems enhancement and planning for the future."
The SBDC provides services, classes and counseling to owners seeking to start or grow a small business.
"Marks Brothers epitomizes what I would define as the American Way," Campbell said. "They have carved out a niche in the marketplace. They have learned to thrive by hiring a highly skilled workforce."
For more information, please contact Rob Campbell at 503-594-0726.


Attached Media Files: Nathan Marks at metal fabrication facility.
Oregon Army National Guard to demobilize 1-82 Cavalry Squadron in Bend, Oregon
Oregon Military Department - 05/15/15
Salem, Oregon - The Oregon Army National Guard is scheduled to hold a demobilization ceremony for approximately 190 Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, on Saturday, May 16, at 3:00 p.m.

The ceremony will be held at the Vince Genna Stadium, located at 405 SE Roosevelt Ave., in Bend, Oregon. The event is open to the public and media is encouraged to attend.

The 1-82nd Cavalry Squadron mobilized on June 17, 2014, to Fort Bliss, Texas, where they conducted training in preparation for the deployment. The unit was one of three battalion elements of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team that deployed last summer to provide security in Afghanistan.

The squadron provided base defense operations and security patrols at Shindand Airbase until November 9, 2014. The squadron was the last U.S. military force to leave Shindand Airbase as the base was officially turned over to the Afghanistan National Army.

The squadron was re-missioned to conduct flight-line security at Kabul Afghanistan International Airport and base defense operations for Camp International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in downtown Kabul.

In December, the squadron witnessed history as ISAF turned over operations to North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) non-combat Resolute Support mission. The squadron continued to conduct base closing, equipment redistribution, and base security missions until they re-deployed to the United States.

More than 90 percent of the Soldiers in the squadron have earned combat badges, with 26 Soldiers receiving Bronze Star Medals and three Soldiers receiving Purple Hearts.

The unit is headquartered in Bend, with companies also in Klamath Falls, Lebanon, and Redmond, and is commanded by Lt. Col. Daniel D. Miner, Jr.
***Update*** Amber Alert
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/15/15
***Update***
Kaitlyne WIRTH is in custody and is no longer sought by law enforcement. Any questions may be directed to the Tillamook City Police Department at 503-815-1911.
***End update***

Previous Release:
**Update*** Oregon Amber Alert (Photo) - 05/14/15
An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening in an attempt to locate a female child and a female suspect. The vehicle and child were located near Cottage Grove on HWY 99. The AMBER Alert was canceled shortly after.

On May 14, 2015 at approximately 3:50PM, Tillamook Police were advised that Kaitlyne WIRTH violated a court order and had taken Jocelyn WIRTH. This incident occurred in North Bend, located in Coos County. Tillamook City Police is handling the investigation and issued the alert as a Tillamook County Judge order custody of Jocelyn away from Kaitlyne.

The Amber Alert was issued at approximately 6:25PM.

At approximately 6:43PM, a concerned citizen who had heard the AMBER Alert, recognized the vehicle on HWY 99 near Cottage Grove and called 911. The citizen stated they had heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and shortly after, observed the vehicle parked along the roadway and could see a blonde haired child inside. After calling 911, Oregon State Troopers located the vehicle and safely recovered Jocelyn WIRTH who was in good condition.

Tillamook Police Department is asking for the public's help to find suspect Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 19, from North Bend. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 150 pounds. She has blonde hair. Latest information is that she is believed to be in the Eugene area.

No further details will be released at this time as the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the Kaitlyne WIRTH is asked to call 9-1-1. Tips can also be reported to Tillamook Police Department at 503-815-1911.

***End Update***
05/14/15
Boat Overturns In Foster Lake
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/14/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that his deputies are investigating a boating accident on Foster Lake, near Sweet Home. Today at 12:51 p.m. Linn County 9-1-1 received a call from a bystander advising there were four people that had been in the water for approximately 15 minutes.

Sweet Home Fire Dept. personnel arrived at the lake at 1:06 p.m. and were able to get all four occupants to shore.
The boat owner Timothy Ray Allen, 61, of Albany told deputies that the 16 foot drift boat overturned when one of the occupants weight shifted to one side, causing the boat to tip. Timothy Allen told Deputies this caused all of the passengers to shift to one side, overturning the boat.

Ron Dean Peck, 61, of Albany and Phillip Louis Hyatt, 77, of Dundee and Timothy Ray Allen were treated and released at the scene. Bert Alfred Allen, 87, of Albany was transported to Lebanon Community Hospital and treated for hypothermia. Timothy Allen and Bert Allen told deputies they were wearing their life jackets. Deputies learned the others had life jackets accessible but chose not to wear them.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by Sweet Home Fire and Sweet Home Police Department.

Sheriff Riley wants to remind everyone that even with recent warm weather, the local bodies of water are still cold and can rapidly lower your body temperature. Also, remember that wearing a life jacket, even when not required by law, can save your life when the unexpected happens.
***Update*** Oregon Amber Alert (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/14/15
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An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening in an attempt to locate a female child and a female suspect. The vehicle and child were located near Cottage Grove on HWY 99. The AMBER Alert was canceled shortly after.

On May 14, 2015 at approximately 3:50PM, Tillamook Police were advised that Kaitlyne WIRTH violated a court order and had taken Jocelyn WIRTH. This incident occurred in North Bend, located in Coos County. Tillamook City Police is handling the investigation and issued the alert as a Tillamook County Judge order custody of Jocelyn away from Kaitlyne.

The Amber Alert was issued at approximately 6:25PM.

At approximately 6:43PM, a concerned citizen who had heard the AMBER Alert, recognized the vehicle on HWY 99 near Cottage Grove and called 911. The citizen stated they had heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and shortly after, observed the vehicle parked along the roadway and could see a blonde haired child inside. After calling 911, Oregon State Troopers located the vehicle and safely recovered Jocelyn WIRTH who was in good condition.

Tillamook Police Department is asking for the public's help to find suspect Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 19, from North Bend. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 150 pounds. She has blonde hair. Latest information is that she is believed to be in the Eugene area.

No further details will be released at this time as the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the Kaitlyne WIRTH is asked to call 9-1-1. Tips can also be reported to Tillamook Police Department at 503-815-1911.

***End Update***


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***Correction*** Oregon Amber Alert
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/14/15
***Correction***
Suspect, Kaitlyne WIRTH, age is 19.


Canceled ***Amber Alert*** (Photo) - 05/14/15
An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening for a female child and a female suspect. That alert has been CANCELED.

The child, Jocelyne WIRTH, has been located near Cottage Grove, Oregon. The vehicle has also been recovered. The suspect, Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 36, is still outstanding.

If Kaitlyne M WIRTH is spotted please call 911. For tips on her wherabouts, please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

More information to follow.


*** END UPDATE ***


Previous Release:

***AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Tillamook City Police Department have issued an Amber Alert for Jocelyne WIRTH 3 and a half years old, white female with blonde hair. Suspect is non-custodial parent, Kaitlyne WIRTH, 19 years old, white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, blonde hair.

Vehicle is a teal 1999 Chevy Cavalier, four door, with Oregon Plate of 086GPE. If spotted please call 911. For tips please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

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Canceled ***Amber Alert*** (Photo)
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An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening for a female child and a female suspect. That alert has been CANCELED.

The child, Jocelyne WIRTH, has been located near Cottage Grove, Oregon. The vehicle has also been recovered. The suspect, Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 36, is still outstanding.

If Kaitlyne M WIRTH is spotted please call 911. For tips on her wherabouts, please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

More information to follow.


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***AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Tillamook City Police Department have issued an Amber Alert for Jocelyne WIRTH 3 and a half years old, white female with blonde hair. Suspect is non-custodial parent, Kaitlyne WIRTH, 19 years old, white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, blonde hair.

Vehicle is a teal 1999 Chevy Cavalier, four door, with Oregon Plate of 086GPE. If spotted please call 911. For tips please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

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***AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Tillamook City Police Department have issued an Amber Alert for Jocelyne WIRTH 3 and a half years old, white female with blonde hair. Suspect is non-custodial parent, Kaitlyne WIRTH, 19 years old, white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, blonde hair.

Vehicle is a teal 1999 Chevy Cavalier, four door, with Oregon Plate of 086GPE. If spotted please call 911. For tips please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

Photos attached (photo of vehicle is similar).

More info to follow.


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Beaverton Begins Summer Road Projects
City of Beaverton - 05/14/15
BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton will begin construction on three roads during May and June. The three roads undergoing construction include SW Hocken Avenue, Broadway Street and Farmington Road.


"Through our community vision, we know that our residents' number one concern in Beaverton is traffic congestion," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The city is listening. Each of these road projects will improve safety and create a more connected community whether you're traveling by car, bike or foot."


HOCKEN AVENUE BRIDGE AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Hocken Avenue is scheduled to be closed between Dawson Way and Hall Boulevard starting May 18 and will continue for up to 14 months while improvements are made. Travelers can use detour routes on Jenkins Road, Cedar Hills Boulevard, and Millikan Way.


Currently, the project section of Hocken Avenue has gravel shoulders, limited bike lanes and no sidewalks. Beaverton Creek crosses under Hocken Avenue and flood waters frequently threaten to flood the roadway.


Improvements include:
* Widening to three travel lanes (two through lanes and one center turn lane)
* Five-foot bike lanes, curb and gutter, and two 9.5-foot sidewalks in each direction
* Repaving streets with asphalt concrete
* Replacing two existing 84-inch culverts with a 62-foot by 60-foot wide concrete slab bridge
* Retaining walls built to eliminate slopes in fill sections of the bridge
* Adding street trees, landscaping and irrigation
* Upgrading storm, sewer and water lines


This project is contracted by Tapani Incorporated of Battleground, WA, and is projected to cost about $3 million.


BROADWAY STREET IMPROVEMENTS
In June, the SW Broadway streetscape construction will start to remove and replace the sidewalk on the south side of Broadway between Hall Boulevard and Watson Avenue and will also include street lighting and landscaping.


Other project information includes:
* Construction is projected to cost $400,000 and is estimated to take three months to complete
* No roads will be closed during this project but there may be temporary construction delays for trucks and equipment
* Improvements include the new sidewalk with a decorative brick plaza, street lighting, landscape and sidewalk trimmings
* This city improvement will revitalize and improve the shopping, business and leisure interface


FARMINGTON ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Beginning in early June, improvements will be made to Farmington Road between Murray Boulevard and Hocken Avenue. Farmington Road will be reduced to one lane each direction between Murray and Hocken. Travelers should expect long delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes such as Tualatin Valley Highway/Canyon Road or Allen Blvd. The project will take approximately two years to complete.


Improvements include:
* Widening of Farmington Road to five lanes (two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane) between Murray and Hocken
* Installing bicycle lanes, sidewalks and street lighting
* Realigning 141st and 142nd Avenues
* Upgrading water and sanitary sewer lines


The estimated construction cost is $13 million. Road improvements are funded through the county's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP). The city will be funding the water and sanitary sewer line upgrades. K&E Excavating will be doing the construction of the improvements.


For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/FarmingtonRoad. To sign up for periodic newsletters about the Farmington project, visit tinyurl.com/ohotzp5. Or contact Kim Haughn, Washington County Public Information Officer, at 503-846-7822 or lutproj@co.washington.or.us.


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 the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for 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 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as 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 Bronze 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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Camp Rosenbaum Foundation Fundraiser on Friday (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/14/15
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Camp Rosenbaum Foundation's 3rd annual "Taste of Camp" dinner will be held this Friday, May 15, 2015. The dinner will honor Governor Ted Kulongoski with the Fred M. Rosenbaum Humanitarian Award. Media is invited to the event, which will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at Castaway Portland, 1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland.

The dinner supports the ongoing costs of Camp Rosenbaum, an award-winning summer camp experience that provides life enhancing opportunities for low-income, at-risk youth through educational, mentoring, and athletic programs designed to develop good citizenship skills and promote a sense that anything is possible with hard work and positive choices. Camp Rosenbaum brings together military, police, fire fighters, housing authorities and business volunteers to provide a once-in-a-lifetime week for our community's low income children. It is the only camp in the country to bring this diverse group together, all for the kids.

For the last 20 years the Portland Police Bureau has been a lead partner with Oregon National Guard and Home Forward, supplying officers and command staff as counselors and mentors for the youth attending camp. In 2013, the Camp Rosenbaum Foundation returned the favor by funding the Bureau's Youth Summer Camp.

For learn more about the "Taste of Camp" fundraiser or to make a donation to Camp Rosenbaum please visit www.camprosenbaum.org/tasteofcamp/

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Pacific University Professor Jules Boykoff Receives Fulbright Award (Photo)
Pacific University - 05/14/15
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FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University associate professor and Politics & Government Department chair Jules Boykoff has received a fellowship award from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board to conduct research in Brazil this summer and fall. He will be working out of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro State University).
Boykoff's research will allow him to complete his latest book about the political history of the Olympics. A renowned expert on the business, politics and social implications of international sport, Boykoff has authored numerous papers and two previous books on the subject: Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (2014) and Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games (2013).

"My proposed research will examine the politics and economics of the 2016 Summer Olympics, including the activist response," Boykoff said. "The results will take the form of a chapter in my upcoming book, The Political History of the Olympic Games (Verso Books), and shorter essays for news publications.

This project extends Boykoff's previous research and writing on the politics and economics of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Boykoff believes the politics and economics of the Olympics, as well as the activist response, are understudied topics and his research and subsequent publications are intended to correct this trend.

"It is my hope that the results of this endeavor will inform the study of activism and sports mega-events," he said, adding that what he learns in Brazil will "undoubtedly improve my teaching and research activities" at Pacific and elsewhere. Boykoff will depart for Brazil in August and return in December. In preparation, he has been gathering additional data on Olympic spending and construction projects and cultivating further contacts in Rio from various communities.

Once in Brazil, he will collaborate with colleagues at the university and conduct qualitative interviews with activists, journalists, and Olympic organizers. Visiting Rio in advance of the 2016 games will be critical for valid research, Boykoff said.

"Witnessing ongoing construction projects firsthand will inform my analysis, and working with the Olympic Organizing Committee in Rio to share its internal documents, papers and insights will be more effective in person. And carrying out one-on-one interviews is always more effective in person than other means to establish trust, gauge body language, and ascertain the nuance of meaning." 


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Mug Shot Released (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/14/15
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Our office has received a large interest in the release of the mug shot pertaining to CAGEN, RICHARD MARC SID 21163504. In response to those requests it has been attached to this release.


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Oregon Memorial Day events listed, ODVA to host annual ceremony
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 05/14/15
SALEM - As part of the annual Memorial Day celebrations statewide, the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) will again host a memorial ceremony on Monday, May 25, at 3 p.m., on the department's grounds in Salem, 700 Summer St. N.E.

The public ceremony will be held at the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom Memorial where the names of 142 Oregonians killed while serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and those with Oregon military ties, will be read aloud. McNary High School's JROTC unit will provide military honors.

This year's event will mark the second consecutive time since the memorial's dedication in 2006 that names of Oregon's fallen will not be added to the memorial wall.

Oregon State Sen. Brian Boquist, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, will be the keynote speaker.

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally called, was first observed on May 30, 1868 as a day to place flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The holiday's name was later changed to Memorial Day in 1971 and became a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday in May.

The most current list of statewide Memorial Day event locations and information is available online: www.oregondva.com/blog/2015/05/06/2015-memorial-day-events.
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Beaverton City Library Honored with 2015 Partnership Award from Beaverton School District (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/14/15
Paper Pals program at Beaverton City Library. The library was recently honored with the Beaverton School District’s 2015 District Award for its innovative programming in support of Beaverton schools. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
Paper Pals program at Beaverton City Library. The library was recently honored with the Beaverton School District’s 2015 District Award for its innovative programming in support of Beaverton schools. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Beaverton City Library was honored with the 2015 District Award from the Beaverton School District at the annual awards breakfast held on May 7.


"We are thrilled to be recognized by the school district with this award," said Beaverton City Library Director Abigail Elder. "We are huge fans of the district's community partner teams. They have opened amazing doors for us this school year, and we are eager to partner with even more schools in the coming year."


Assistant BSD Superintendent Carl Mead announced the award, noting that the library serves on six elementary school community partner teams: Greenway, Elmonica, Hiteon, Vose, Chehalem and Cooper Mountain schools.


Over the past year, Beaverton City Library has attended numerous events and open houses at schools, taught students about book reviews, demonstrated online resources and e-books, and donated books to partner schools. Beyond the formal partnerships, the library also provides early literacy courses to parents, and participates in mock interviews, poetry slams and author nights at local schools.


Beaverton City Library hosts Oregon Battle of the Book book clubs, along with more than 275 other free programs for children and teens ages 6 to 17. In addition, the library circulates more than 1.7 million children's books and other materials annually.


The library provides a critical bridge between school years with its annual summer reading program. Last year, more than 7,000 children and teens participated in summer reading which is designed to help students maintain their learning skills over the summer months. As in past years, the library will bring its summer reading program to selected summer free lunch sites to reach families unable to come to the library. To find out more about summer reading visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/SRP. Signups for all ages start June 1.


ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The Beaverton City Library serves more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location and Murray Scholls branch. Each day, the library strives to improve the lives of children and families throughout the city. Last year, the library received a 92 percent approval rating from Beaverton residents. Funding comes from the City of Beaverton as well as from the WCCLS library levy renewal. WCCLS plays a key role in allowing the Beaverton City Library and all Washington County libraries to help the community learn and grow together.


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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The Canby Wine, Food & Brew (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Event Center - 05/14/15
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Proudly part of the Portland Rose Festival, the 24th Annual Canby Wine, Food & Brew is coming up May 29th-31st at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby. It will be open Friday the 29th from 5pm-9pm, Saturday the 30th from 11am-9pm, and Sunday the 31st from 11am-5pm. Admission is $5 for those 16 and older; or you can look on Portland Perks for the "Fun Pack" with half price admission and wine glasses. There will be two distilleries, two breweries, and 16 local wineries! Not to mention art galleries presented by Wallflowers Framing Gallery, and by the Canby Arts Association. There will be gourmet food, craft vendors, and more!

Bart Degraaf of Bend, Oregon, our featured artist for the last four years, will be in attendance with displays of his most recent works. Bart loves to come up with original, creative images that tell a story, reflect a personal experience, or just make you laugh.  His goal is to bring a smile to the viewer and bring some happiness to the world. Bart has been painting his whole life.  He pursued his passion and received his BFA in 1999 from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.  

Live music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon/evening will be local talent Brady Goss. Described from an early age as a piano phenom, today he is recognized as an electrifying entertainer. Those who have witnessed his live shows are awed by his formidable keyboard speed then grabbed by soulful vocals that are loaded with passion and bring out the feel good emotions that keep fans of all ages wanting more.

This event is sponsored by Oregon's Mt. Hood Territories and the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.clackamascountyeventcenter.com.


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Salem fire captain pleads guilty to Menacing and Harassment charges
Polk County Dist. Att. Office - 05/14/15
DALLAS - Salem fire captain Matthew Brozovich pled guilty today in Polk County Circuit Court to charges of Menacing and Harassment arising out of a domestic violence incident at his residence earlier this month. Judge Monte Campbell imposed a sentence of 24 months supervised probation. Brozovich's probation conditions include domestic violence and substance abuse treatment. Brozovich was also ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
Oregon National Guard commemorates Armed Forces Day (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/14/15
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Three Oregon Army National Guard Howitzers with the Governor's Own Honor Battery, Bravo Battery, 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion, fire a salute in honor of the 65th annual Armed Forces Day, at the State Capital mall in Salem, Oregon, May 14. The day pays tribute to the U.S. military from all branches of service.(Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, The Adjutant General, Oregon, recognizes local veterans in his remarks during the 65th annual Armed Forces Day commemoration at the State Capital mall in Salem, Oregon, May 14. The day pays tribute to the U.S. military from all branches of service.(Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown discusses the importance of the Oregon National Guard in her remarks at the 65th annual Armed Forces Day commemoration at the State Capital mall in Salem, Oregon, May 14. The day pays tribute to the U.S. military from all branches of service. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Pfc. Jose Melendez, assistant gunner with the Governor's Own Honor Battery, Bravo Battery, 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion shows a young girl a Howitzer during the 65th annual Armed Forces Day commemoration at the State Capital mall in Salem, Oregon, May 14. The day pays tribute to the U.S. military from all branches of service. (Photo by Christopher L. Ingersoll, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Two F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, fly over the Oregon State Capitol rotunda during the annual Armed Forces Day event in Salem, Oregon, May 14. Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen displayed equipment and military hardware at the mall, prior to the official ceremony. Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, spoke at the event, which highlighted the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and showcased the contributions and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans. The 142nd Fighter Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). (Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Woodburn police make public indecency arrest
Woodburn Police - 05/14/15
At 9:35 a.m. today Woodburn police responded to a report of a man masturbating inside his car in the Bi-Mart parking lot, located at 1550 Mount Hood Avenue.

A witness provided police a vehicle description and license plate number after he confronted the man. After the confrontation, the man left the scene.

Police located the vehicle in question and found it to be owned by Richard Cagen, 64, of Portland. Police interviewed Cagen at his place of employment, Woodburn Health Center, and arrested him on one count of public indecency. Cagen was then transported to Marion County Jail.

Woodburn Health Center is located at 1475 Mount Hood Avenue. Cagen is the President/CEO of Silverton Health.

If anyone has information on this case, please call the Woodburn Police Department at 503-982-2345.
Beaverton Celebrates Completion of Rose Biggi Avenue Ahead of Schedule (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/14/15
The new Rose Biggi Avenue connects SW Hall Blvd to SW Canyon Rd. The city will hold an official grand opening of Rose Biggi Avenue on Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
The new Rose Biggi Avenue connects SW Hall Blvd to SW Canyon Rd. The city will hold an official grand opening of Rose Biggi Avenue on Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton)
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton will celebrate the opening of Rose Biggi Avenue and the new bridge on Westgate Drive during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The grand opening will take place on SW Rose Biggi Avenue at the crosswalk south of the bridge with the Biggi family, project partners, contractors, Mayor Denny Doyle, and other elected officials.


"The Biggi family has been an important part of Beaverton's history," said Mayor Doyle. "It is a privilege to officially recognize the opening of this new street that honors Rose and her legacy."


The $2.5 million project began construction in March 2014. The project extends 850 feet from SW Crescent Avenue to Hall Boulevard and includes two travel lanes, two parking lanes and sidewalks with trees planted in tree wells.


Other improvements include storm drainage, water, sanitary sewer, street lighting, landscaping and irrigation. The city also replaced the bridge over Beaverton Creek with a new bridge that is approximately four feet higher than the existing roadway to help alleviate flooding.


Carter & Company, the primary contractor, originally anticipated the project would be completed by October 2015. The extension has been completed well ahead of schedule and opened to traffic on May 1.


This project is part of the city's community vision efforts to improve mobility and to revitalize downtown by creating a more accessible central Beaverton that is easier to drive, bike and walk.


Beaverton Community Vision is an award-winning, citywide program designed to learn about the community's priorities. The input of 5,000 community members shaped the Beaverton Community Vision action plan. Currently, 94 percent of all visioning actions are implemented or underway.


ABOUT ROSE BIGGI
In the early 1900s, the Biggi family owned 14 acres of farm land near what is now Cedar Hills Blvd. Rose Biggi began to sell her ground horseradish, the winter crop, in Portland, Hillsboro and the Beaverton area. The demand for this product continues today and Beaverton Foods products are shipped all over the world.


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 the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for 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 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as 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 Bronze 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.


Attached Media Files: The new Rose Biggi Avenue connects SW Hall Blvd to SW Canyon Rd. The city will hold an official grand opening of Rose Biggi Avenue on Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton) , Before the Rose Biggi Avenue extension, the road ended in a parking lot at BG Plaza. The city will hold an official grand opening of Rose Biggi Avenue on Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. (Photo courtesy of City of Beaverton) , Rose Biggi was a local businesswoman and founder of Beaverton Foods. Rose Biggi Avenue, named in her honor, will have an official grand opening on Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. (Photo courtesy of Biggi family)
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting High Visibility Enforcement DUII patrols through June 15
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/14/15
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies will be conducting High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) DUII enforcement patrols May 14, 2015 through June 15, 2015. As we enter into the summer months and community events, concerts and festivals increase, MCSO wants to remind drivers "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over". 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 HVE patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association.

This HVE effort is undertaken in conjunction with ODOT Transportation Safety Division's message, "Drive Sober - The Way to Go," and NHTSA's safety message, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Across the United States, more than 10,000 people were killed in impaired driving crashes in 2013.

Over Cinco De Mayo weekend MCSO deputies also conducted enhanced DUII patrols and made three arrests for DUII.

Please 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. Learn more about HVE campaigns at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober
The City of Tualatin announces the 5th Annual Tualatin TRYathlon (Photo)
City of Tualatin - 05/14/15
Tualatin TRYathlon 2015
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Kids age 6-15 will run, bike, and swim their way to fun and fitness in this non-competitive, non-timed triathlon.

On Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Tualatin High School from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the City of Tualatin and its partners invite you to the Tualatin TRYathlon. Kids ages 6-15 will run, swim, and bike their way to fun and fitness in this non-competitive, non-timed "try"athlon.

Online registration and more information are available at http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/tualatin-tryathlon. The cost is $15 per child, and all pre-registered children will receive an event t-shirt, sports bag, lunch, and participation ribbon. The pre-registration deadline is May 20!

The Tualatin TRYathlon is a partnership between the City of Tualatin, Tigard-Tualatin school district, and the Tigard-Tualatin Aquatics District with major support by Legacy Meridian Park Hospital.

Saturday's events include:
* Swimming, bicycling, and running categories for ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-15
* TRYathlon FunZone games and activities
* Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Safety House
* Jersey Mike's lunch sponsored by Umpqua Bank
* Information and giveaways from TRYathlon partners including Jamba Juice, Kind Healthy Snacks, Clubsport Oregon, Tualatin Police Department, Westside Family YMCA, The Foundation for Tigard-Tualatin Schools, Tualatin Together, and more.

The event will happen rain or shine.


The TRYathlon is held at Tualatin High School (22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR).

For more information go to http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/tualatin-tryathlon


Attached Media Files: Tualatin TRYathlon 2015
City of Salem Saves $8.9 Million By Refinancing Debt
City of Salem - 05/14/15
Sandra Montoya, assistant finance director for the city of Salem, was asked by her boss to tally-up the taxpayer savings from refinancing the city's debt. She came to a surprising conclusion.

"When I totaled that number, I thought that's pretty good," Montoya said.

So what, exactly, is "pretty good"? Over the past six years, refinancing bonds and a federal loan has achieved savings of about $8.9 million in net present value, Montoya said.

Like consumers refinancing their home mortgages, city government has seized the opportunity offered by low interest rates. Refinancing debt is a fairly standard practice for municipalities, but market conditions are particularly favorable at this time.

"Having the nice, low interest rate environment we have right now just makes it that much sweeter," Montoya said.

Salem has refinanced the 2009 street bond, the 2012 fire bond, as well as eight water and sewer bonds issued in 2012.

The latest refinancing transaction is for a 2003 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development loan to the city. The HUD loan provided $7.2 million in financing to the city's urban development agency that was used to develop the Salem Convention Center.

HUD is initiating a public bond sale on May 28 to refinance the 2003 loan.
Salem City Council in April approved the plan to reduce the loan's interest expense, pay issuance cost and pay down the principal balance. The estimated savings: $622,000 in today's dollars.

The federal government doesn't appear to be on the verge of raising interest rates in the near term. And the city continues to look for ways to pay down debt and achieve savings.

"It's just good financial stewardship. No one is watching us and making us do it," Montoya said. "It's just the right thing to do because it saves us money."

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Annual competition spells f-u-n in Washington County (Photo)
NW Regional ESD: Washington Co. - 05/14/15
Pictured from left: Division I winners: First place, Medha Nagasubramanian; Second place, Julia Ratten; and Third place, Zane Othman.
Pictured from left: Division I winners: First place, Medha Nagasubramanian; Second place, Julia Ratten; and Third place, Zane Othman.
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Congratulations to 33 students who participated in the Washington County Spelling Contest May 12. The annual competition is hosted by the Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) at the service center's regional office in Hillsboro and coordinated by Professional Development Coordinator, Marta Turner.

It was a day of stiff competition and fun as students pitted against each other in three divisions for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Winners (photos next page):

Division I
First place: Medha Nagasubramanian (Jacob Wismer, Beaverton, grade 5)
Second place: Julia Ratten (St Stephens Academy, Beaverton, grade 5)
Third place-Zane Othman (Orenco Elementary, Hillsboro, grade 5)

Division II
First place-Lincoln Bay (Meadow Park, Beaverton, grade 8)
Second place-Seth Bergeron (St Stephens Academy, Beaverton, grade 6)
Third place-Maya Erickson (St Matthews Catholic School, Hillsboro, grade 8)

Division III
First place-Brandt Bergeron (St Stephens Academy, Beaverton, grade 11)
Second place-Kendall Tsuei (St Stephens Academy, Beaverton, grade 10)
Third place-Shelby Russett (International School of Beaverton, grade 9)

First place winner in each division will be invited to attend the Oregon Statewide Spelling Championship the Saturday before Labor Day at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Oregon. The Statewide Championship is organized by Oregon Spellers, www.oregonspellers.org.


About Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD): NWRESD provides services to 20 school districts with approximately 125,000* students from birth to age 21 in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Washington counties, Oregon. The agency works collaboratively with the local districts to jointly determine the programs and services the ESD can provided in a centralized format that is efficient, cost-effective, and allows for maximum use of public dollars. These services include special education for children birth through age 21, technology, and operational functions such as business office and human resources.

Purpose: Education Service Districts were established by the Oregon legislature to provide services that local school districts are not able to offer economically or because of the small numbers of students involved.


Attached Media Files: Pictured from left: Division I winners: First place, Medha Nagasubramanian; Second place, Julia Ratten; and Third place, Zane Othman. , Pictured from left: Division II winners: Third place, Maya Erickson; First place, Lincoln Bay; and Second place, Seth Bergeron. , Pictured from left: Division III winners: Third place, Shelby Russett; Second place, Kendall Tsuei; and First place, Brandt Bergeron.
OHSU Patient Alistair Corkett, family to hold press conference at OHSU
OHSU (Hospital) - 05/14/15
What:
Press conference with Alistair Corkett and his family.

When:
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:00pm

Where:
Media outlets should meet in the 9th floor lobby at the main OHSU hospital,
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97239

Details:
Corkett is being treated at OHSU for injuries sustained from a collision with a truck while cycling in Portland on Sunday, May 10.
South Waterfront Greenway Central District Complete, Now Open: (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 05/14/15
-Happy neighbors tell us they love the beautiful park and its many features.
-Happy neighbors tell us they love the beautiful park and its many features.
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Portland Parks & Recreation project critical to neighborhood, downtown, transportation

(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s South Waterfront Greenway Central District project is complete, and opened to the public this morning (Thursday, May 14, 2015). The Greenway pairs a city park and valuable transportation corridor with wildlife habitat along the river's edge - all on land reclaimed from industrial use.

"The South Waterfront Greenway Central District improves the quality of life for neighbors, commuters and visitors," notes Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "It increases access to and within downtown and southwest Portland, and the South Waterfront neighborhood- which will be one of the densest in the state when it's fully built out."

The park features five river overlooks with benches, a variety of permanent lawn chairs and benches also with river views, extensive lawn areas, public art, and nearly a quarter mile of bike and running/walking trails.

"We recognize the importance of parks, transportation, and regional partnership in building a neighborhood," said PDC Executive Director Patrick Quinton. "And that's why PDC invested $4 million in this project when the South Waterfront was in its earliest stages of development. I'm delighted to see the Greenway join PDC-funded Caruthers Park as another stellar South Waterfront open-space amenity for Portlanders."

The site is a brownfield redevelopment that is enrolled in the State of Oregon's Voluntary Cleanup Program. The City used clean materials on top of the remains of past industrial activities such as sawmills, ship building and breaking facilities, a concrete plant and various dump sites. More than 32,000 tons of contaminated soil and debris were removed and disposed of in a responsible manner.

A grand opening celebration for the South Waterfront Greenway - Central District (the buy-a-vowel acronym is SWGCD) is planned for Saturday, June 27 - 10am-2pm.

"TriMet was pleased to partner with the City to enhance the livability of this neighborhood and improve fish habitat, as we built the MAX Orange Line and the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People," said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. "It's a great benefit for the entire community."

PDC contributed $4 million toward the project via Urban Renewal funding (via the North Macadam URA). TriMet provided the project a grant of $1.42 million, and the Bureau of Environment Services added $750,000. Portland Parks & Recreation funding, including $9.261 million from Parks' System Development Charges (SDCs), covered the majority of the project cost. SDCs are one-time fees assessed on new development to cover a portion of the costs of providing certain types of public capital facilities to address impact created by new development.

The Central District project is the first of three South Waterfront Greenway (SWG) segments to be completed. The SWG North and South segments are in the planning stages.

Portland Parks & Recreation takes its responsibility to reconnect Portlanders with their river very seriously. Project designers placed trees so that view corridors to the river are preserved at each overlook.

"Portlanders need to be close to their river, and they need places to play," says PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "Salmon need shallow water for habitat, to escape from larger predator fish. The Greenway delivers all of that, and it is a critical piece of a bike route along the river between the Sellwood Bridge and Downtown."

Salmon habitat and more
At the bottom of the restored riverbank, 25,500 square foot of rocky, shallow water habitat has been created so that juvenile salmon can take refuge from larger predator fish. An innovative series of retaining walls carves out the space for the shallow water habitat while supporting the park on top, at the same time providing beds on the riverbank for the habitat plantings. Project planners called for installation of a variety of native trees and shrubs, such as are found in nearby intact habitats, to provide riparian habitat in support of the fish.

The upland park contains the full range of amenities usual in an urban park: a variety of seating types, lighting, public art, trees and plantings, plus five river overlooks, one at the foot of each street that meets the park (Gibbs, Whitaker, Curry, Pennoyer and Gaines). The trees are placed so that view corridors to the river are preserved at each overlook, and vary elsewhere.

There is also a tall Osprey Nest Pole standing near the Gibbs Street Overlook, a gift from the South Waterfront Community. The South Waterfront neighborhood is expected to be the densest in the state when fully built-out. When all three of its districts are complete, the South Waterfront Greenway will link Downtown with the Sellwood Bridge. The riverbank reconstruction supports endangered fish, while the upland park will provide recreational opportunities for all of those residents, guests and workers. The South Waterfront Greenway - Central District has set the bar for riverbank park development within the City of Portland.

South Waterfront Greenway - Central District by the numbers

* Riverbank restoration: 1,050 feet in length
* Park: 1,250 feet in length
* Total budget: $15,498,100 in funding
* Funders: Portland Development Commission (PDC, via North Macadam Urban Renewal Area), TriMet, Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), Portland Parks & Recreation System Development Charges (SDCs)
* RACC 2% for public art: "Cradle" by Buster Simpson, with Peg Butler. RACC is working on a second, interpretive art piece addressing Native American themes. No artist selected yet.

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Attached Media Files: -Happy neighbors tell us they love the beautiful park and its many features. , The South Waterfront Greenway (Central District) is Portland Parks & Recreation's new park, wildlife habitat, and transportation corridor. Pics from Portland Parks & Recreation , The South Waterfront Greenway (Central District) is Portland Parks & Recreation's new park, wildlife habitat, and transportation corridor. Pics from Portland Parks & Recreation , The South Waterfront Greenway (Central District) is Portland Parks & Recreation's new park, wildlife habitat, and transportation corridor. Pics from Portland Parks & Recreation , Linda Campbell and her dog Gracie were the first visitors to Portland's newest park
2015 Rose Princesses "Blooming Good Time" Luncheon Final Judged Event (Photo)
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation - 05/14/15
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After weeks of smiles, tours and handshakes, the Rose Festival Court will attend their final judged event prior to Queen selection. As part of the 2015 Rose Festival "Blooming Good Time," this luncheon event is sponsored by the Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs. It gives the princesses a final opportunity to make a favorable impression with judges. The fifteen young women represent local communities and their high schools. They will be asked
several questions and must give their personal, impromptu answers in front of area business leaders and others. Immediately following this event, the judges will meet in a closed door session to determine the 2015 Queen of Rosaria. That announcement and coronation will be made Saturday, June 6th.

The event will be Wednesday, May 27th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel - Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah, Portland. It is requested that all lunch orders are placed no later than Friday, May 15th. The luncheon is open to the public, the media is welcomed. Please let us know in advance to help make photo arrangements.

Schools & Princesses (In Order of Selection)
St. Mary's Academy - Devon Thompson
Madison High School - Amber Shackelford
Lincoln High School - Tabitha Ivan
Central Catholic High School - Paris Sykes
Park Rose High School - Cristell Gonzalez Perez
David Douglas High School - Elli Simotas
Jefferson High School - Kahedja Burley
Benson High School - Tihanne Marshall
Wilson High School Lily Brodrick
Cleveland High School - Naomi Tsai
Roosevelt High School - Erika Manzo
Metro West Valley Catholic High School - Clara Cannon
Metro East Lake Oswego High School - Talia Quatraro
Grant High School - Olivia Berry
Franklin High School - Sierra Hosea

The luncheon is $35.00 per person or a table of 8 for $280.00. Tickets are available in advance until May 15th. Please contact Jeanine or Diana for ticket purchases, or more information.


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David and Marianne Ott House listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 05/14/15
David and Marianne Ott House
David and Marianne Ott House
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The David and Marianne Ott House, constructed in 1952, is one of famed Pacific Northwest architect John W. Storrs' earliest residences in the Northwest Regional style. Storrs, who practiced in Oregon from 1949 through the late 1970s, moved to Portland after finishing graduate studies in architecture at Yale University. He soon set up his own practice, primarily designing residences. Storrs knew Marianne Ott's parents, Walter H. and Florence Holmes Gerke, who were prominent landscape architects in the Portland area, both socially and professionally. The Gerkes introduced Storrs to the Otts, and they hired him to design their house.

Storrs became known throughout western Oregon for his interpretation of the Northwest Regional style expressed in everything from residences to large scale resorts. He is perhaps best known today for his later work, which includes the Portland Garden Club; Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon; and the Western Forestry Center in Portland's Washington Park. The Ott House is one of Storrs early houses and one of the few from this era that retains its historic character. It is his only known house to have been designed in a semi-rural location. The Otts bought the property because of the land associated with it, which was in agriculture. It retains this semi-rural ambience today, and the land is still used for agriculture. Marianne Ott still lives in the house.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their February 2015 meeting. It is one of eight historic properties in Gresham that are individually listed in the National Register, and one of two Modern, post-war houses. The National Register is a list maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , David and Marianne Ott House
Beaverton Police and OLCC to conduct Underage Alcohol Detail
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/14/15
On Thursday, May 21, 2015 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Beaverton Police Officers and OLCC Inspectors will be conducting a grant sponsored under age alcohol detail in Beaverton to identify businesses where minors are served or sold alcohol.

During this detail the Beaverton Officers, OLCC Inspectors, and OLCC provided minors will be visiting businesses and stores where alcohol is served. The stores and businesses will be randomly selected by OLCC. The minors are volunteers who are under the legal drinking age of 21. The minors will enter the business and attempt to purchase alcohol and will provide their Oregon driver's license if requested by the employee.

During this detail if any employee serves or sells alcohol to the minor/decoy, they will be issued a citation for furnishing alcohol to a minor and the business manager/owner will be notified of the violation.

The goal of this detail is to confirm that businesses are following Oregon law by not selling alcohol to minors. It is important to periodically check to make sure that businesses are doing their part to make sure that the minors in Beaverton are not being allowed to purchase alcohol.

Please see the link below for the state law providing liquor to person under 21 or intoxicated person. http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/471.410
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
It Won't Come Down to One Vote Again
City of Happy Valley - 05/14/15
Happy Valley, OR, May 14, 2015 - Last November, the City of Happy Valley set an Oregon record when a ballot measure for police service funding failed by one vote. Now, with the city police department's only funding source on the line, the levy is back on the ballot as measure #3-467. If this measure does not pass on May 19th, city police services will end effective November 30th, 2015.

City officials believe they have clearly explained the levy and made themselves available to answer questions. Now they hope residents get out and vote.

"We have had nearly 100 meetings with different resident and business groups to share the facts. This is an important issue for our community and I'd like to see a high voter turn-out," said Steve Campbell, Director of Public Safety.

With less than a week until ballots are due, the City is encouraging residents to research the police levy and fill out their ballot. Mayor Lori DeRemer will be hosting a Fact Forum at City Hall on May 14th at 6:00 pm to answer any lingering questions residents may have.

About Happy Valley
Happy Valley is a community of nearly 17,000 residents, located 15 miles southeast of Portland, OR. The city was founded in 1965 and was ranked the fastest growing city in Oregon in 2013.

For more information, contact Steve Campbell- PIO.

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Columbia County Spelling Bee (Photo)
NW Regional ESD: Columbia Co. - 05/14/15
Kerissa Engen, Riley Richardson and Connor Lehman
Kerissa Engen, Riley Richardson and Connor Lehman
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Three students from Scappoose and Clatskanie school district will represent the county at state competition after winning the Columbia County Spelling Contest held by the Northwest Regional Education Service district at their St. Helens office May 13.

The contest, which was proctored by David Cook, posed 25 words to each of the three divisions as well as five tie-breaker words as needed. Division II had three tie breakers to determine the winners on this occasion. Winners were determined by the amount of words they had spelled correctly.

Each Columbia County school district sent their top two district spelling bee winners in each of the three grade divisions: Division I for first through fifth grades; Division II for sixth through eighth grades; and Division III for ninth through 12th grades.

Competing in Division I were Molly Hagen and Austin Reid from Scappoose; Reilly Norgren and Kairan Scott form Clatskanie; Isaac Earls and Micah Boursaw from Rainier; Emma Neufer and Carly Bergren from Vernonia; and Austin Hall and Gwenyth Daoust from St. Helens.
Hagen took first place, Hall took second and Norgren was third.

In Division II were Zoe Evans and Toby Hickman from Scappoose; Macy Newton and Mac Stripling from Clatskanie; Lucille Ontiveros and Jaedan Abel from Rainier; and Calvin Habel and Dakota Worlitz from St. Helens. Hickman took first place, Stripling took second and Worlitz was third.

Division III was a bit smaller with four competitors: Travis Hockett and Kerissa Engen from Clatskanie; Riley Richardson and Connor Lehman from Rainier. Engen took first place, Lehman was second and Richardson took third.

All of the first place winners will go on to compete at the state competition at the Oregon State Fair on Sept. 5, 2015. The Oregon Spellers (www.oregonspellers.org) are presenters of the statewide spelling championship with a mission to "encourage, promote, and recognize spelling excellence for the youth of the State of Oregon and to provide, with our sponsors, an annual state-level spelling championship...."


Attached Media Files: Kerissa Engen, Riley Richardson and Connor Lehman , Toby Hickman, Dakota Worlitz and Mac Stripling , Molly Hagen, Austin Hall and Reilly Norgren
MESD Board Regular Session 5-19-15 at 7:30 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 05/14/15
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 immediately following the Executive Session which starts at 7:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room.
MESD Board Executive Session 5-19-15 at 7:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 05/14/15
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed; ORS 192.660(2)(I): To review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing. Directly following the Executive Session, the Board will meet in Regular Session.
TSCC Hearing 5-19-15 6:00 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 05/14/15
A public meeting of the Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission Board of Directors will be held on May 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the main headquarters in the Board Room of the Multnomah Education Service District, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 as approved by the Multnomah Education Service District Budget Committee in accordance with ORS 294.430(2). A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at the business office of Multnomah Education Service District, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. This Budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the basis of accounting used during the preceding year.
Red Cross Cascades Region Volunteers Deploy to Guam to Prepare for Typhoon Dolphin, in Place in Oklahoma Following Devastating Tornadoes
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/14/15
Four volunteers with the American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington are departing PDX this morning as part of a disaster response team for Typhoon Dolphin which is expected to have category 3 strength and is forecast to hit north of Guam on Friday. An estimated 154,805 people live on the island of Guam and could potentially be affected by this storm.

In addition, The American Red Cross is helping people in eight Midwest states after as many as 135 possible tornadoes moved through the region over the last several days. Three local volunteers deployed earlier this week to Oklahoma City to assist in relief and recovery efforts as a result of devastating tornadoes. There are currently four shelters in operation in Oklahoma.

Kate Redding, a Red Cross volunteer from Salem, Ore., has been assisting at a multi-agency resource center, connecting with families affected by the tornadoes and helping them to get supplies, navigate insurance and providing emotional support.

"It's been a heavy workload but a lot of 'why we do it' satisfaction," says Kate. "I'm meeting fabulous volunteers from across the country and putting our training into action. We are doing our best to help out. One of the best things is the multiple hugs from clients that will stay with me for a long time."

Red Cross is working in shelters open and providing meals, relief supplies and helping people begin to recover after the severe weather which struck communities from Texas through South Dakota. More than 60 people spent Monday night in shelters in Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Iowa. Red Cross response vehicles are moving through the affected communities to hand out meals and relief supplies. Trained volunteers are also beginning to meet one-on-one with families to help people plan their next steps.

HOW TO HELP To help people affected by disasters big and small, donate at Redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
Safety Enhancements at Henry Hagg Lake and Scoggins Valley Park (Photo)
Washington County - 05/14/15
Photo of Loaner Station
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In the coming months, visitors to Henry Hagg Lake and Scoggins Valley Park will note several safety enhancements, some of which have already taken place and others which will continue as swim season approaches.

In late summer, 2014, a devastating tragedy resulted in the drowning deaths of four members of a close-knit Hillsboro family. In light of this heart-breaking loss, Washington County intensified efforts to enhance water safety through collaboration with several community partners, including SafeKids Washington County, a coalition of public agencies and private businesses who work to prevent childhood injuries and promote community-wide safety initiatives.

As a result of this collaboration, numerous safety improvements have either been implemented at the park over the last several months or are planned for the summer of 2015.
* A total of nine kiosks are now in place around the lake which can accommodate up to 170 PFDs. Visitors may use PFDs on the honor system and return them at the end of the day.
* Of the nine kiosks, three are permanently placed and six are moveable. The moveable kiosks allow for relocation at the shore line as they are positioned up or down the bank when water levels change over the summer.
* Emergency throw rings are stored on each kiosk.
* "Swim Watch" wrist bands with whistles will be available at the park entrance for adults to monitor their children's water activities from shore.
* Warning signs and pictographs have been installed in some areas, urging the use of PFDs and to alert visitors to uneven drop-offs.
* On Saturday, May 23, 2015, free parking will be offered to all lake visitors who donate a US Coast Guard-approved PFD as they enter the park. New or gently used PFDs in all sizes are needed but especially those for infants, children and older youth. The PFD drive is in cooperation with SafeKids Washington County and donations will also be accepted any time at any fire station in Washington County or at the Scoggins Valley Park Ranger Station throughout the summer season.
* A free water safety fair will be held at the lake by SafeKids partners in conjunction with the annual "I'm Hooked" free fishing event, June 6-7, 2015.

Henry Hagg Lake and Scoggins Valley Park are owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) and maintained by Washington County Facilities and Parks Services. In keeping with a shared commitment with BoR to make the park user-friendly to every visitor, the County will continue to evaluate and prioritize specific safety upgrades focused on water-related uses, as well as other recreation sites along hiking trails, roadways and parking lots.

Like many public parks in rural locations, Hagg Lake is a natural area with inherent dangers common to natural settings and bodies of water. Washington County strongly urges all visitors to wear US Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices whenever they are in, on or near the water. Parents or other responsible adults must monitor their children's water activities at all times and ensure that children wear properly sized PFDs, regardless of swimming ability.

In an effort to increase access to swim lessons for children and families across Washington County, SafeKids will pilot a low or no-cost family swim program over the summer. Swim lessons and water safety instruction will be offered at pre-identified apartment complexes with swimming pools. If successful, this program may be replicated at other locations around the county. Additional water safety instruction will also be provided at various locations by SafeKids partners including Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation, Hillsboro's Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC), Forest Grove Aquatic Center, and the Washington County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol.

Additional water safety information can be found on our website at http://www.co.washington.or.us/Support_Services/Facilities/Parks/Hagglake/hagg-lake-water-safety.cfm.

http://www.co.washington.or.us/water-safety.cfm


Attached Media Files: Educational Flyer , map of Hagg Lake , Photo of Loaner Station
Oregon Air National Guard scheduled to mobilize 142nd Security Forces Squadron
Oregon Military Department - 05/14/15
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Security Forces Squadron will be highlighted in a mobilization ceremony scheduled to be held at the Portland Air National Guard Base Friday, May 15, at 9:00 a.m.

Approximately 40 Citizen-Airmen of the Security Forces Squadron are scheduled to deploy to Kuwait in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel for six months. The Airmen will provide airbase security and aircraft protection, among other base defense duties.

Previous to this deployment, the 142nd Security Forces Squadron has supported Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Hurricane Katrina.

Members of the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing have deployed across the globe since September 11, 2001. Most of these members are traditional guardsmen that leave full time jobs or school to serve in support of military operations.

About the 142nd Fighter Wing:
With more than 1,000 Airmen, the 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command. Our mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community. The fighting "Redhawks" are proud to serve as a vital part of the Total Force team, defending our nation with the F-15 Eagle. The wing also stands ready to participate in state and federal contingency missions as required.
Hillsboro Police and Fire Departments Investigate Arson Crimes
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 05/14/15
Arson investigators from HPD and HFD investigate seven vehicle arson crimes in NE Hillsboro.

On 05/14/15 at 3:30 AM, Hillsboro police and fire departments were called to addresses on 300 NE Hyde, 200 NE Park and 2400 NE Grant for vehicle fires that were intentionally set by an unknown suspect.

In each instance the suspect placed a rag into the gas tank area via the fuel filler opening and lit it on fire. Of the vehicles, two were significantly damaged, three were attempted with no fire started and two vehicles had minor damage. The fires were quickly extinguished and no persons were injured and no nearby property was damaged.

Officers conducted a K-9 dog track in searching for the suspect(s) and no persons were found.
This investigation will continue by arson investigators from Hillsboro Police and Hillsboro Fire departments.

The public is advised to report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.


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Runaway twelve year old girl from Vancouver (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/13/15
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*** UPDATE ***

Faith has been located safe and sound at a church in Camas, WA. Big thanks to everyone who assisted with the search.

*** UPDATE ***

Faith may be associated with a 20 inch black / green BMX style bicycle. The bike may have a red / black baby trailer attached.
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Vancouver Police Department is requesting public's help with locating twelve year old Faith Johnson who had run away from home at 14900 block of NE 31st St in Vancouver, WA. Faith may be attempting to find transportation to see a family friend in Georgia State.

Faith is approximately five feet three inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. She is a White female, with short dark brown hair and blue eyes. Her clothing is unknown, except for green camouflage "Converse" sneakers with pink laces. Faith also likely has a dark purple backpack with her.

Faith does not have a cell phone on her person. She left home at approximately noon today.


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UPDATE - East Precinct officers respond to commercial burglary where shots are fired by a victim
Portland Police Bureau - 05/13/15
The suspect in this case has been identified as Eugene Alexanderov Bratkov, a 30 year-old male.
He is being booked into the Multnomah County Jail on three counts of Robbery II, one count of Burglary II and two counts of Menacing. He was also wanted on a Parole Violation.

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This morning, May 13, 2015 at 6:40 a.m. East Precinct officers responded to a commercial burglary in the 6400 block of S.E. 101st Avenue. Initial reports indicated that a burglar had been found by employees at the location and that there had possibly been a shooting.

Officers responded and began an investigation. Initial reports indicate that employees had located a suspected burglar or burglars upon arriving at work. Some kind of altercation ensued with a suspect possibly chasing an employee with what appeared to be a rifle. Another employee at the location was armed and fired two rounds at the suspect. The suspect was not struck and was ultimately taken into custody and had to be treated for minor injuries. The rifle turned out to be a pellet gun.

Both Assault and Burglary Detectives have responded to the scene and an investigation is underway. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Detective Division at 503-823-0400.

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Horse rescued in Lake Oswego (Photo)
Lake Oswego Fire Dept. - 05/13/15
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Lake Oswego - At 5:15 p today the owner of Major, a 10 year old horse had to call for help from firefighters after his horse fell and got trapped in a creek bed. He was riding the horse down the Iron Mountain Trial when they got to a small bridge. Upon stepping ono the bridge, Major broke through with one leg and eventually landed on his side in the bed creek. His legs were wedge against the bank where he was unable to get them underneath him to get up.

When firefighters arrived they found the horse in a calm state with the owner and immediately began to come up with a rescue plan. With the assistance from Katie Purdy, who is the manager of the Lake Oswego Hunt Club, the horse was pulled and turned with a rope and pulley system to where Major was able to get up on his own. One of the biggest concern firefighters had was the safety of both Major and the rescuers but the horse remained calm throughout the entire rescue.

"That was just amazing" Battalion Chief Dave Morris said after he saw Major get up on his own. Major who is at least 1,000 lbs and stands almost 6' stood there for a few minutes and soon thereafter the owner walked it down the trail back to the stall where he was checked out and miraculously only suffered a small scrape on his back leg.


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Crews Extinguish Challenging Fire in Tigard (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/13/15
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At approximately 4pm, TVF&R firefighters were dispatched to a fire in a Tigard condominium near the streets of SW Summerfield Dr. and SW Greens Way. On arrival crews found smoke coming from the condo and quickly entered the home to find fire in the bathroom. After initial fire knockdown, crews checked for extension and discovered that flames had extended into the wall space and up to the attic. With fire in the attic space, firefighters had to cut roof holes to search for the seat of the fire and then fully extinguish.

The structure was divided into two separate condos. Both units suffered significant smoke damage throughout and heavy fire damage in the attic space. In addition, one of the units also suffered significant fire damage to the bathroom and kitchen.

One person and a dog have been displaced by the fire. The other condo is currently unoccupied and no injuries were reported.

A fire investigator ruled the fire was caused during the course of a bathroom remodel. A contractor was cutting a stud with a reciprocating saw when the blade came in contact with an electrical wire which then shorted and started the fire.


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OHA Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee meets May 22
Oregon Health Authority - 05/13/15
May 13, 2015

What: The Oregon Health Authority's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee's monthly meeting, which is open to the public.

When: Friday, May 22, 3-5 p.m. The public comment period begins at 4:45 p.m. All comments are limited to two minutes, or can be submitted to marijuana.science@state.or.us.

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

Agenda: Review committee scope and charter; discuss maximum THC in a single-serving size to minimize adverse health effects on members of vulnerable populations; review of literature from Colorado, Vermont and Washington state; future topics; next steps; public comment.

Details: The Oregon Health Authority's Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee, based in the Public Health Division, provides scientific input to inform public health recommendations related to retail marijuana in Oregon. The committee is examining adverse health effects of retail marijuana use, and the impacts of time, place, and manner of retail sale of potentially addictive substances.

For more information about the committee, visit the committee's website at http://public.health.oregon.gov/About/Pages/Retail-Marijuana-Scientific-Advisory-Committee.aspx.

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City of Beaverton Announces Winners of Human Rights Advisory Commission Creative Expressions Contest (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/13/15
The winners of the 2015 Human Rights Advisory Commission’s Creative Expressions contest were honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. Students submitted artworks expressing the importance of human and civil rights. (Photo courtesy of City o
The winners of the 2015 Human Rights Advisory Commission’s Creative Expressions contest were honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. Students submitted artworks expressing the importance of human and civil rights. (Photo courtesy of City o
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The City of Beaverton's Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) honored the winners of the 2015 Creative Expressions contest at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. HRAC members Sheri Struk and Anna Petrov presented award certificates to the winning students.


"Congratulations to our winners!" said Mayor Doyle. "Each year our students create inspiring work that reminds us to uphold human and civil rights everywhere."


Beaverton-area students, grades K-12, were invited to express their ideas about the importance of human and civil rights through poems, stories, essays, two- or three-dimensional artwork, songs, dance or other media. HRAC members judged the entries on their ability to show a comprehensive understanding of human rights in a creative style.


2015 HUMAN RIGHTS CREATIVE EXPRESSION CONTEST WINNERS:


Elementary School:
* Winner: Annabelle McCaffery, "What a Wonderful World" (poster), Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School
* Runner-up: Nina Takahashi, "In the Rain" (drawing), Hiteon Elementary School
* Runner-up: Mrs. Krueger's 5th Grade Class, "Human Rights for All!" (mixed media) Scholls Heights Elementary School


Middle School:
* Winner: Mackenzie Hohbach, "Human Rights" (mixed media), Cedar Park Middle School
* Runner up: Elizabeth Nangle, "Our Rights Define Us" (mixed media), International School of Beaverton
* Runner up: Julia Takahashi, "The Same in Any Language" (drawing), Conestoga Middle School


High School:
* Winner: Fatimah Alsammarraie, "Speak About the Nation of Iraq" (essay with artwork), Beaverton High School
* Runner up: Grace Potter, "Equality" (poster), Beaverton High School
* Runner up: Mohammed Ahmead, "Iraq Story" (essay with artwork), Beaverton High School


For more information, contact HRAC staff liaison Bob Crocker at 503-350-4024 or bcrocker@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 the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for 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 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as 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 Bronze 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: The winners of the 2015 Human Rights Advisory Commission’s Creative Expressions contest were honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. Students submitted artworks expressing the importance of human and civil rights. (Photo courtesy of City o
Spring 2015 Beaverton 4 Business Winners Honored (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 05/13/15
Faithful & Gould was honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting as one of the recipients of the spring 2015 Beaverton4Business awards. The project and program management consulting company was recognized for its sustainable business practices.
Faithful & Gould was honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting as one of the recipients of the spring 2015 Beaverton4Business awards. The project and program management consulting company was recognized for its sustainable business practices.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - The spring 2015 Beaverton 4 Business (B4B) winners were honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting. This quarter's awards focused on sustainability. Beaverton businesses EcoBinary and Faithful & Gould were selected. Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Lorraine Clarno and Mayor Denny Doyle presented the awards.


"Our local businesses are leading the way with sustainable practices," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We're proud that they call Beaverton home."


EcoBinary is an innovative, family owned and operated, free recycling center and refurbisher of e-waste, such as old computers, stereos, servers, and more. They have been located in Beaverton since 2009. In 2014, they processed a half-million pounds of electronics that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. They accept recycling from individuals and businesses. They sell refurbished electronics at their storefront location, and support many local nonprofits by donating computers and other equipment. For more information, visit ecobinary.com or call 503-352-4991.


Faithful & Gould is a project and program management consulting firm, which was formed in 1947 in the United Kingdom and has been located in Beaverton since 2003. Faithful & Gould helps businesses undergoing construction projects to reduce their carbon and real estate footprints and improve workspaces. They work with companies around the world, including local businesses such as Nike and Intel. They also focus on health, safety, and environment at their own company, and have made changes to conserve water, save energy, and reduce their office space with an open floorplan. Learn more at www.fgould.com/americas.


ABOUT BEAVERTON4BUSINESS
The quarterly Beaverton4Business awards are sponsored by the City of Beaverton and the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce. There are four award cycles with different themes: sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurial, and economic development nonprofit. All businesses operating in Beaverton are eligible for the Beaverton4Business awards. To nominate a business, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/B4B.


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 the safest city in the Pacific Northwest (according to CQ Press for 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 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as 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 Bronze 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: Faithful & Gould was honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting as one of the recipients of the spring 2015 Beaverton4Business awards. The project and program management consulting company was recognized for its sustainable business practices. , EcoBinary was honored at the May 12 Beaverton City Council meeting as one of the recipients of the spring 2015 Beaverton4Business awards. The e-waste recycling and repurposing company was recognized for its commitment to reducing electronic waste and its
Did you buy the winning $50,000 Powerball ticket in Grants Pass?
Oregon Lottery - 05/13/15
May 13, 2015 - Salem, Ore. - Oregon State Lottery officials are waiting for the person who purchased a Powerball ticket in Grants Pass to claim a $50,000 prize.

The afternoon of May 6, someone purchased a Powerball ticket in the Grants Pass area that matched four of the five numbers plus the power ball number. The winning numbers for the May 6 draw are 23, 24, 27, 39, 41 with a power ball number of 30.

That ticket alone would have been worth $10,000, but the person who purchased it added the $1 Power Play multiplier option. The multiplier for the drawing was five, so $10,000 multiplied by five is $50,000.

As of Wednesday, May 13, no one had claimed the prize. The ticket is valid until May 6, 2016, a year from the date of the drawing.

"If you purchased a Powerball ticket in Grants Pass, check your wallet, your fridge, your purse, whereever you keep your tickets and see if you won," said Patrick Johnson, winner and promotion specialist with the Oregon Lottery. "If you have the winning ticket, sign it immediately."

Johnson said the last Powerball winner from Southern Oregon was Shauna Thurman of Klamath Falls who won $10,000 in January. She purchased her ticket at the 6th Street Chevron Station in Klamath Falls. A year ago, Shawn Ellis of Grants Pass also won $10,000 playing Powerball at the Bi-Mor Food Mart in Central Point.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org


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Salem Mayor Presents State Of The City Address
City of Salem - 05/13/15
Salem Mayor Anna Peterson will give her annual State of the City Address at noon, May 20, at the Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial Street SE.

The mayor will highlight her vision for the coming year and report on the accomplishments of the past year. Topics will include the continued improvement of the city's streets, sidewalks and bridges, renewed investment by local companies to expand in Salem and vibrant growth of the city's downtown.

City councilors will be joining the mayor and look forward to meeting with the community. Four new city councilors were sworn in last January, and Mayor Peterson will share her perspective on how the council has evolved amid these changes.

The West Salem High School Jazz Band will be performing at the event.

No RSVP is necessary. Registration for the event begins at 11 a.m.
A $15 lunch buffet is optional and begins at 11:30 a.m.

The State of the City Address is sponsored by the Salem Rotary, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem City Club and the City of Salem.

Since 1983, the speech has been an annual event.
MEDIA ALERT: South Waterfront Greenway Central District Complete, Opens Tomorrow 7:30am (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 05/13/15
Photos courtesy of Bruce Forster and Portland Parks & Recreation
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MEDIA ALERT: We expect fences to begin coming down promptly at 7:30am tomorrow (Thursday 5/14)


South Waterfront Greenway Central District Complete, Opens Tomorrow 7:30am:
Portland Parks & Recreation project critical to neighborhood, downtown, transportation


(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s South Waterfront Greenway Central District project is complete, and will open to the public Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Photo op: fences coming down, people using Portland's newest park for the first time
When: TOMORROW, Thursday, May 14 @7:30am
Where: Park at the end of SW Curry St. where it dead-ends into the park, just east of SW River Pkwy.

The Greenway pairs a city park and valuable transportation corridor with wildlife habitat along the river's edge - all on land reclaimed from industrial use. The park features five river overlooks with benches, a variety of permanent lawn chairs and benches also with river views, extensive lawn areas, public art, and nearly a quarter mile of bike and running/walking trails.

The site is a brownfield redevelopment that is enrolled in the State of Oregon's Voluntary Cleanup Program. The City used clean materials on top of the remains of past industrial activities such as sawmills, ship building and breaking facilities, a concrete plant and various dump sites. More than 32,000 tons of contaminated soil and debris were removed and disposed of in a responsible manner.

A grand opening celebration for the South Waterfront Greenway - Central District (the buy-a-vowel acronym is SWGCD) is planned for Saturday, June 27 - 10am-2pm.

A press release with more details and quotes will come tomorrow morning. No embargo on this info.


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Wallace Marine Boat Ramp Closure Monday, May 18
City of Salem - 05/13/15
The boat ramp at Wallace Marine Park will be closed Monday, May 18, 2015, in order to relaunch the Willamette Queen into the Willamette River. The boat ramp will reopen Tuesday, May 19, at 5 a.m. when the park opens.
Credit Union Software that "Learns": How One Local Company is Working with Microsoft to Create Applications that Use Machine Learning
Maps Credit Union - 05/13/15
May 13, 2015
For immediate release

SALEM, ORE. -- Imagine if your financial institution had software that could predict when you were going to make a significant purchase, and those predictions became more accurate over time? You could receive just the right offer at exactly the right time, providing better service to you and better results for the credit union.

That's the promise of machine learning, an emerging discipline that has been responsible for innovations such as speech recognition software and self-driving cars. Now, machine learning is beginning to influence the credit union world.

Microsoft has tapped a local company -- CU Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of Maps Credit Union -- as the partner in a software development program designed to apply CU Wireless's growing expertise in machine learning in novel ways. CU Wireless is already applying principles of machine learning in the next version of its Buy Local app, a mobile app that allows credit union members to receive targeted offers from local merchants. The app was originally developed to build upon Maps Credit Union's award-winning Buy Local program.

Initially, Maps Credit Union simply wanted to use mobile devices to replace printed coupons associated with its Buy Local initiative. Soon they began to see far greater potential. Offers could be targeted based on analysis of purchase behavior, and credit unions certainly have raw material for such analysis: rich transactional databases.

Both Maps and CU Wireless benefit from a unique resource: a shared team of talented software developers. The group's work recently earned Maps Credit Union a Celent Model Bank Award, putting the $500 million credit union on stage with much larger institutions, such as Barclays Bank. The development team also worked to make CU Wireless a Microsoft Silver Partner for Application Development.

Software Development Manager Loren Paulsen leads the group of developers. Aside from creating stand-alone applications, Paulsen and his team actively seek opportunities to improve business processes throughout the credit union and CU Wireless. Whether it's improving an existing product like Buy Local, or helping numerous, disparate credit union systems "talk" to each other, Paulsen's group is in constant pursuit of greater efficiency, ease of use, and tight integration.

Shane Saunders, vice president of development at Maps, sees endless possibilities arising out of the project with Microsoft. "Right now, we use our Buy Local app to build relationships between members, the credit union, and the local business community. Partnering with a powerhouse like Microsoft creates amazing new opportunities that we're just beginning to imagine."

As for CU Wireless, they're taking the partnership with Microsoft in stride. "It's definitely a big deal," says Chris Giles, CEO of CU Wireless, "but our team lives and breathes technology, application development, and innovation. For us, machine learning applications are just the next logical step."

About CU Wireless
CU Wireless is a 100% credit union owned CUSO based in Salem, Ore. For more than two decades, CU Wireless has developed innovative software and software integrations for credit unions, with a particular emphasis in mobile technology.

About Maps Credit Union
Maps Credit Union has come a long way since a group of 17 volunteers joined together in 1935, running the credit union out of kitchens and living rooms in homes throughout Marion County, Oregon. Today, Maps serves nearly 50,000 members in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties.
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Community Invited to Help Plan Sherwood West!
City of Sherwood - 05/13/15
Sherwood, Oregon - Sherwood residents are invited to a Community Workshop to help inform the Sherwood West Preliminary Concept Plan for potential future growth. The Workshop will be held on Thursday, May 21st from 6-8pm at Edy Ridge Elementary School, 21472 SW Copper Terrace. There will be a short overview and presentation at 6:15 followed by an interactive exercise facilitated by members of the Community Advisory Committee. All ages are welcome; refreshments will be provided.

The goal of the Sherwood West Preliminary Concept Plan is to create a roadmap that will help inform future possible urban growth expansion decisions. Sherwood West is a 1,291-acre area located just west of the existing City limits. The land is defined by the City and Metro regional government as an area for potential future growth. The preliminary concept plan will identify how and where future development could occur to meet a range of needs, primarily housing. This workshop is part of a robust community engagement process designed to reflect the vision and values of Sherwood residents and business owners as well as the residents and property owners in the Sherwood West study area.

"We know our community members have a lot of great ideas and important things that should be considered at this workshop," explained Planning Manager, Brad Kilby. "Community participation is the cornerstone of this project and is essential for shaping the best plan possible."

Participants will have a chance to review the work that has been done to date and confirm that the preliminary values laid out in this project reflect those of the community. In addition, the community will help map the assets and opportunities of Sherwood West and craft the criteria and characteristics of great Sherwood neighborhoods to consider when considering future growth.

For more information, please contact Connie Randall, 503.625.4208, randallc@sherwoodoregon.gov or visit the project website at http://www.sherwoodoregon.gov/sherwoodwest.
Sheriff's Office to Target Safety Belts and Child Restraints
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/13/15
Sheriff Tim Svenson of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide May 18th through May 31st to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. Extra patrols will be out looking for drivers and passengers not using their safety belts or using them improperly. The patrols are paid for by a grant provided by ODOT.

Sheriff Svenson reports "according to ODOT, child safety seats reduce the likelihood of infants under the age of one of being killed in a crash by 71% and for toddlers between the ages of one and four years old it is 54%. Safety belts reduce the chance of a fatal injury by 45% to 65%." Sheriff Svenson 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 and that 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.

The Oregon Department of Transportation 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.

A free Safety Clinic will be held at the Springbrook Fire Station on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. The address is 3100 Middlebrook Road, Newberg, Oregon 97132. If you are not able to attend the 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.

For more information contact Deputy Rich Geist at 503-434-7506 or email at geistr@co.yamhill.or.us
YWCA Clark County Hires New Director of SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program (Photo)
YWCA Clark County - 05/13/15
Stephanie Barr, Director of SafeChoice at YWCA Clark County
Stephanie Barr, Director of SafeChoice at YWCA Clark County
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YWCA Clark County hired Stephanie Barr as their new Director of the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program in Vancouver, WA. Barr previously served as Interim SafeChoice Director for twelve months and prior to that served three years as Director of Volunteer Services for YWCA Clark County.

Before joining YWCA Clark County in 2011, Stephanie was Area and Lead Director for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Portland, OR, and provided social service advocacy and support for Boys and Girls Aid Society in Portland, Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp in Bethel, Alaska and served as an advocate at the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Stephanie has a Masters in Gender and Women's Studies from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and a Bachelors in Philosophy from Santa Clara University.

"Stephanie has been an integral part of the team's success over the past year and a phenomenal co-worker for the past several years. I so appreciate her focus on the program participants at all times, and her willingness and ability to navigate difficult situations with compassion and grace. I am more than confident that SafeChoice will continue to be a phenomenal program with Stephanie as the Director." states YWCA Clark County Director of Programs, Natalie Wood.

YWCA Clark County operates the only domestic violence shelter and support program in Southwest Washington. The SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program offers immediate assistance with a 24-hour crisis hotline and gender inclusive domestic violence shelter, as well as extended one-on-one advocacy, specialized advocacy for LGBTQ survivors, a range of support groups, bi-lingual Spanish speaking staff, translators for non-native English speaking survivors, classes for survivors of domestic abuse, and prevention outreach and education. The program Director leads a team of professionals and extensively trained volunteers and works closely with Clark County prosecutors, Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sherriff's Office, Department of Social and Health Services, Vancouver Housing Authority, as well as other social services to provide a full spectrum of support to survivors of domestic violence.

Founded in 1916, YWCA Clark County's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


Attached Media Files: Stephanie Barr, Director of SafeChoice at YWCA Clark County
First Annual 'Boxer Giving Day' Raises $165,295 in 24 Hours for Pacific University (Photo)
Pacific University - 05/13/15
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FOREST GROVE -- Pacific University alumni, students, trustees, parents, employees and friends powered the first annual 'Boxer Giving Day' fundraising blitz to soaring heights.

From 9 a.m. May 5 through 9 a.m. May 6, Boxer Nation rose to the challenge set by the university's Office of Annual Giving for a participant goal of 515 donors. A total of 1,090 donors took part, more than doubling the goal and contributing $165,295 in just 24 hours.

The total includes more than $45,000 in matching gifts from generous supporters who made contributions when the 515 donor goal was reached.

Additionally, the College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council pledged $15,000 for the college if 100 donors made a gift of any kind to support the arts and sciences (180 donors did so).

Alumnus and current Pacific trustee Bob Barrett '66 rallied support for the College of Business by committing a gift and challenging at least five others to step forward as well. When all was said and done, 31 donors joined Barrett in supporting the university's business programs to the tune of $11,330.

"The huge success of our first Boxer Giving Day reinforces the passion and love our alumni, students, employees and friends have for Pacific University," vice president Cassie Warman said. "The great work of our volunteers was a huge factor in spreading the word and the outpouring of community support on social media contributed greatly to the momentum and success of the day. What we are most heartened by is the true expression of pride and connections that those who study and work at Pacific benefit from the day they set foot on campus."

The 2016 Boxer Giving Day is tentatively scheduled for next March. To donate now, please visit pacificu.edu/give or call 503-352-2211.


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Oregonian Medicare expert to present Marketing to Baby Boomers in the new economy workshop: special addition to Medicare Market Innovations Forum
Woloshin Communications - 05/13/15
The Sixth Annual Medicare Market Innovations Summit, held July 13-15, 2015 at the Hotel Solamar San Diego, will explore how leading Medicare health plans are innovating in the development of their marketing, engagement, outreach and retention strategies targeted to the various segments of the Medicare market.  Featuring perspectives from 14 health plans, the event will provide a unique combination of case studies and panel discussions to optimize the learning experience. 
 
As part of this event, Strategic Solutions Network is pleased to announce the addition of an in-depth pre-conference workshop entitled Marketing to Baby Boomers in the New Economy. The workshop will be held on July 13 from 3:30-5:00 and will serve as an excellent kickoff for the program. Led by Mara Woloshin, Principal, Woloshin Communications, this "how-to" oriented session will provide participants with the tools they need to successfully market to aging Americans, focusing on:
 
How specific demographics and psychographs can be applied to geographic location

How to reach this population segment in the post-recession and post-Affordable Care Act environment

Useful information that is directly applicable to your work plan

Detailed "do's and don'ts" about working with baby boomers

Tools, tactics and techniques that are successful, from lead generation to retention
 
With a boutique agency www.woloshin.com specializing in the aging population, Woloshin is uniquely positioned to lead this workshop. She has worked with many health plans, including for-profit organizations that sell to boomers and nonprofits that serve vulnerable seniors, and has performed qualitative research to compile an updated psychographic and demographic profile of this population. Please check out her most recent video for testimonials and a sneak peek of this specialized training! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g855SDPAeVk

For more information about the conference, visit www.medicaremarketinnovations.com/agenda.html or call Pamela Masselli Conference Director 740-516-4323

You can also connect with Woloshin Communications on Facebook or LinkedIn for more tips and tricks.

Whether you are a Medicare executive, Medicare health plan executive, or a vendor that sells to aging Americans, this workshop is for you. 
 
Medicare Marketing innovations is now offering a special discount of $300 to those receiving this email.  Simply use discount code WC300 when registering. If you register by June 5, you will receive $300 off the Early Bird pricing!
Gresham Police to Participate in Nationwide Safety Belt Enforcement Blitz
Gresham Police Dept - 05/13/15
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department will be working with the Oregon Department of Transportation and other local agencies for this year's second safety belt blitz. The safety belt blitz begins on May 18th and ends on May 31st. The enhanced enforcement is funded by the USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During this blitz, there will be an emphasis on child safety restraints, seatbelt use during the day and night, as well as minors riding illegally in the bed of pickup trucks.

Oregon law requires children under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds to be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. It also requires children weighing under forty pounds to be restrained in a child seat. Children over forty pounds must be in either a child seat or booster seat until they are eight years old or 4'9" tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly. In order to ensure that child safety seats are being used correctly, refer to the manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual or 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 that any person under 18 years of age 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.

Generally speaking, safety belts reduce the chance of being killed in a collision by 45 to 65 percent. With regard to infants under 1 year of age, the proper use of child safety restraints can reduce their chances of a fatal injury by 71 percent. Furthermore, properly restrained toddlers aged 1 to 4 will have a 59 percent less chance of being killed in a motor vehicle crash.

Remember, "Click it or Ticket!"
Linn Sheriff Hosts Annual Boat Inspections
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/13/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley is pleased to announce his office has scheduled our 2nd annual boat safety day. 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 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Albany Bi-Mart parking lot located at 2272 Santiam Hwy SE and also on May 17 at the Lebanon Bi-Mart from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. located at 2680 S Santiam Hwy.

The inspection process will include checking for approved life jackets, working fire extinguishers, approved Type IV floatation devices, approved sound producing devices and working engine blower fans. We will also assist on proper placement of Oregon registration number and registration stickers. If your boat passes inspection, an inspection sticker will be issued, which can be displayed on your boat for the approaching 2015 boating season.

Sheriff Riley is encouraging boat owners to bring your boat to this event and beat the summer rush.
Media Feed Map is Down until @noon on Thursday May 14
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 05/13/15
BOEC's media feed map is down until @ noon Thursday May 14 due to maintenance on the system. Please note - our CAD system is up and running and this maintenance does NOT affect our ability to communicate with the police and fire MDTs.

If you want information on an incident, you will need to get that information from the respective jurisdiction's PIO.
3 Alarm Fire Destroys Forest Grove Business (Photo)
Forest Grove Fire & Rescue - 05/13/15
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At 5:17am on Wednesday May 13th, Forest Grove Firefighters were alerted to a potential commercial fire located at 3847 24th Avenue, this is TF Draper Door Company. Firefighters arrived to locked gates at the entrance, which they had to force open, once gaining access into the area they found flames showing from the front of the structure as well as flames venting from a broken gas meter to the building. After entering the building the found flames throughout most of it, at this time incident commanders requested a 2nd Alarm bringing additional resources to the scene.

With such a large building, large amounts of fire and need to relieve crews on scene, incident command requested a 3rd Alarm bringing even more resources to the scene. Firefighters had to cut open multiple metal roll-up doors as well as cut holes in the roof to gain full access into the building. Once this occurred, firefighters were able to start spraying water on the fire inside and outside the building as well as from above. After an hour of fighting the flames, crews had control of the fire and recalled the incident. Firefighters remained on scene for multiple hours extinguishing hotspots, mostly in the roofline.

No employees were injured as no one was working at the time of the incident and no firefighters were injured either. The fire investigator is working on a cause to the fire and has narrowed it down to the area of a garbage can inside the business. At this time the fire is estimated to have caused approximately $400,000 in damage to the building, property and product. We expect the estimate to change once a full evaluation takes place. TF Draper is a local family business that makes, installs and services garage doors in the Metro area.

The building was not equipped with fire sprinklers and although the sprinklers wouldn't have prevented the fire from happening, it would have kept the fire small in size.

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Cornelius Fire Department, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Gaston Fire District, Banks Fire District, Washington County Fire District #2, Northwest Natural Gas, Forest Grove Light & Power and Forest Grove Public Works.

Incident Info:
9 - Engines
2 - Trucks
1 - Scene Support
3 - Chiefs

45 Firefighters


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Linn Detectives Investigate Death in Marion County Jail (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/13/15
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that at the request of Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, his detectives are investigating a death that occurred in the Marion County Jail. It is standard procedure to have an outside agency conduct in-custody death investigations.

Detectives have identified the deceased inmate as Nicholas Alan Stephens, 34-years old, from Dallas, Oregon. Stephens was in custody serving a 90 day sentence for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

On May 12, 2015, at 4:14 p.m., Marion County Corrections Deputies were conducting their routine hourly cell checks when they discovered Stephens, who was in his cell alone, unresponsive. Deputies immediately began first aid and called for additional medical staff and paramedics. Salem Fire Department arrived on scene and pronounced Stephens dead at 4:27 p.m.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy this morning and determined that Stephens committed suicide and died from asphyxia as a result of hanging. This is consistent with evidence found at the scene as it was discovered that Stephens used a bed sheet and wrapped it around his neck.

The investigation is continuing and upon completion of all reports, will be submitted to the Marion County District Attorney for review.


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The Jack, Will and Rob Boys & Girls Club hosts "Creating Fine HeARTS" Fundraiser
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 05/13/15
Events include Art Show open house and fundraising dinner to highlight and promote youth art programs.

WHAT:
The Jack, Will and Rob (JWR) Boys & Girls Club in Camas will spotlight the talent and artwork of Club members during a two-day event by hosting a free open house art exhibit at the JWR Club, kicking off with the Docent Dinner fundraising event at the Cantera Equestrian Center.

The dinner includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine, and a live art experience by award winning & nationally recognized artist, Elida Field, which will be auctioned off along with with pieces from JWR youth and several Northwest Artists, courtesy of Camas Gallery.

Tickets for the Docent Dinner are $75 per person and can be purchased by contacting Stephanie Lindstrom at 971-803-7767 or purchased online: http://bit.ly/1EklXxA.

WHO:
Jack, Will & Rob Boys & Girls Club

Guest Expressionist (Docent Dinner)
Elida Field, Art Studio & Gallery Owner

Guest Speaker(Docent Dinner)
JWR Youth

Honorary Guests (Docent Dinner)
Sean Guard, Mayor of Washougal
Scott Higgins, Mayor of Camas
Mike Nerland, Superintendent Camas Schools
Marquita Call, Art Docent

WHEN/WHERE:
Docent Dinner & Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 27: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
The Lugliani Home @ Cantera Equestrian Center
4510 NW McIntosh Rd.
Camas, WA. 98607

JWR Club Open House Art Showcase
Thursday, May 28: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
2033 NE Ione Street
Camas, WA 98607

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF PORTLAND: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been serving youth since 1946. The Clubs provide affordable, quality after-school and summer programs designed to help kids develop the qualities needed to achieve academic success, become responsible citizens and leaders, and live healthy lives. The Jack, Will and Rob Club, was built in Camas in memory of Jack (14), Will (13) and Rob Warren (9) who died in a tragic plane accident in 1999. The Club was supported through generous contributions from the Camas School District and the broader Camas and Washougal communities.

Visit us at www.bgcportland.org.
First Responder 5K Fun Run/Walk Benefits Local American Red Cross (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/13/15
The First Responder 5K is a benefit for the American Red Cross. Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend.
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More than a running event, the FIrst Responder 5K includes a health and preparedness fair with information from local emergency response agencies.

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 13, 2015) There's nothing fun about disasters, but on Saturday, June 13, Landmark Ford and SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin are hosting a benefit 5K fun run/walk to support first responders and raise awareness about disaster preparedness. It all takes place at Cook Park in Tigard, with onsite registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the fun run/walk starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit the American Red Cross Cascades Region.

This family-friendly event celebrates the efforts of the American Red Cross, local fire departments, local police forces and other emergency service workers, and includes a preparedness awareness fair for health-minded and preparedness-minded people. The Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, local police departments and other emergency agencies will be on site with information and tips about what to do before, during and after disasters big and small.

The well-marked, paved walk/run course is a 3.1 mile scenic loop that meanders through adjoining Tualatin City Park and Durham Park. Families, walkers and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate. Pets on a leash and jogging strollers are welcome.

Scott Rosendahl, who represents SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin, says that it's important to recognize and celebrate the efforts of the first responders in our community. In addition, he believes in getting the message out about emergency preparedness. "We can make their job a little easier and help to save lives by providing educational opportunities about how to be prepared for emergencies and what resources are available," he said. "What better way to do this than by bringing families and local first response services together in a fun atmosphere?"

Online registration is available now at www.FirstResponder5k.com.

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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/oregon or join our blog at oregonredcross.org/blog


Attached Media Files: The First Responder 5K is a benefit for the American Red Cross. Participants of all ages are encouraged to attend. , Participants take off in the 2014 First Responder 5K Fun Run and Walk at Cook Park in Tigard. The family-oriented event will be held this year on June 13.
Wells Fargo invites small businesses to enter national contest featuring a $25,000 prize (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 05/13/15
Carolyn Miye, owner of Oodles 4 Kids in Sellwood, Ore.
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Wells Fargo is again inviting eligible business owners to enter a nationwide contest to win cash prizes and a business mentorship opportunity.

Entrants must submit a video up to 2.5-minutes long or a 600-word max essay with a photo, responding to questions about their business.

Wells Fargo will select 25 finalists and each will receive $1,000 for their business. From that group, Wells Fargo will pick five grand prize winners and each will receive $25,000 for their business.

The contest runs from now through June 30. Wells Fargo will announce the winners September. For the complete rules, log on to wellsfargoworks.com/project.

Helping A Local Business Grow
Last year more than 3,600 small businesses entered the contest. The 25 finalists included Carolyn Miye, who has owned and operated Oodles 4 Kids, a children's toy and bookstore in Sellwood, Ore., since 2012.

A new video about how Wells Fargo helped Miye grow her business is posted on the contest web site, along with videos about how some of last year's other finalists have taken their business to the next level since participating in the contest.

"I can't think of another bank that understands the mentality of a small business owner better than Wells Fargo," Miye says in the video.

In addition to the $1,000 contest prize last year, Wells Fargo also selected Miye to receive mentoring from a business coach and an additional $10,000 in accounting services this year.

"Wells Fargo, they don't act like a big national bank because they work to build a relationship with me in the same way that I work so hard to build relationships with my customers," Miye says.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo was recently named the leading small business lender in Oregon and S.W. Washington by the Small Business Administration. It was the fifth time in the last seven years that Wells Fargo earned this honor, based on dollar volume. Wells Fargo serves about 3 million small business owners across the United States and loans more money to America's small businesses than any other bank. The company has approximately 32,000 bankers in its retail branches who provide financial guidance to small business owners and consumers across the country. Wells Fargo also has teams of Business Banking relationship managers in locations throughout the country, and phone bankers who serve small business owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Attached Media Files: Carolyn Miye, owner of Oodles 4 Kids in Sellwood, Ore.
348th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/13/15
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 348th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, drug recognition, and dozens of other subjects.

Basic Police Class 348 will graduate at the Oregon Public Safety Academy at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE in Salem, Oregon on May 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a reception immediately following the graduation.

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 Basic Police Class #348

Abbott, Daniel S
Police Officer
Umatilla Police Department

Anderson, Ian M
Deputy Sheriff
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Bailey, Jacob D
Police Officer
Canby Police Department

Balli, Juan C
Police Officer
Hermiston Police Department

Barrett, Lucas N
Police Officer
Bend Police Department

Beard, Robert L
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Billington, Gregory P
Deputy Sheriff
Linn County Sheriff's Office

Borra, Robert J
Police Officer
Tigard Police Department

Crowe, Brett A
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Dean, Tabitha J
Police Officer
Toledo Police Department

Docken, Derek O
Police Officer
Medford Police Department

Fittinger, Steven D
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Garcia, Arturo J
Deputy Sheriff
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Hawkins, Blake D
Police Officer
Baker City Police Department

Hermens, Thomas Z
Police Officer
University of Oregon Police Department

Hisel, Heather F
Police Officer
Milwaukie Police Department

Hood, Justin C
Deputy Sheriff
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Kammerer, Benjamin A
Police Officer
Gresham Police Department

Merklin, Erik D
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Mills, David R
Deputy Sheriff
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

Morgan, Kristin M
Police Officer
Portland Police Bureau

Ries, Joshua M
Police Officer
Fairview Police Department

Rondeau, Christopher J
Police Officer
Rockaway Beach Police Department

Ross, Kameron A
Police Officer
Springfield Police Department

Roth, Joshua M
Police Officer
Warm Springs Police Department

Scott, Brian D
Police Officer
Milton-Freewater Police Department

Siemens, John M
Deputy Sheriff
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Smith, Trevor O
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Swiger, Jonathon R
Deputy Sheriff
Wasco County Sheriff's Office

Terry, Sam M
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Thomas, Joshua R
Police Officer
Florence Police Department

Thomas, Raymond P
Deputy Sheriff
Wasco County Sheriff's Office

Thompson, Jason C
Police Officer
Oregon City Police Department

Tomlinson, Eric I II
Police Officer
Portland Police Bureau

Voudren, Shane C
Police Officer
Bend Police Department

Weisenfluh, Kevin J
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Weishaar, Adam L
Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Welter, Kathryn M
Police Officer
St. Helens Police Department

Woodward, Shauna R
Deputy Sheriff
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. DPSST is recognized nationally for its innovative training programs and stakeholder partnerships.
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/13/15
The Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids Washington County and Kuni Collision Center, will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Kuni Collision Center, located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The last vehicle will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. to allow the technicians to be finished by 12:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required - just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. Please note that the last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m.
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Westside Christian High Earns Ninth Consecutive State Championship! (Photo)
Westside Christian High - 05/13/15
Westside Christian High School wins State Choir Championship for 9th consecutive year.
Westside Christian High School wins State Choir Championship for 9th consecutive year.
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Tigard, Ore. -- May 11, 2015 --
On Thursday, May 7, Westside Christian High School's Concert Choir competed against other 3A finalists to defend their title at this year's OSAA 3A State Choir Competition held at George Fox University. With a final aggregate score of 339 out of 360 points, Westside once again earned the State title.

For more than a decade Westside's choir has consistently ranked among the top three choirs in the state and has achieved first in State a total of eleven times. This year's win meant nine consecutive State Championship titles.

Going into the State Competition, Westside Christian High School was once again the school to beat. With such a notable track record, there were a number of other schools determined to unseat Westside. Knowing that this would be the case, Westside choir members stepped up their game another notch to ensure a State Championship.

"I am so proud of these students and so humbled by the judges' comments," said Westside's choir director, Will Fox. "Winning the State Championship again on the heels of placing first at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival for the second consecutive year has really been a blessing. These students have worked so hard this year. They were technically precise and treated the audience with an emotionally-laden performance. One word describes their performance - Unbelievable!"

Judging focused on four main areas: quality of sound, technique, musicality, and miscellaneous factors. Quality of sound includes intonation, pitch, uniformity of vowels, and overall blend of voices. The technique score incorporates tempo, rhythmic precision, diction, and the preparation of the various vocal parts. Musicality involves the overall interpretation of the selected pieces, phrasing, expression, and the sensitivity of dynamics within each piece. Other factors that were taken into consideration included the variety of style demonstrated within the selection of pieces and overall appearance and presentation of the performers.

Groups were also judged on their sight-singing capabilities. They were provided several pieces and given a minute to look it over and mentally prepare. Judges looked for rhythmic accuracy, unison pitch, accuracy of notes, ability to follow musical expressions within each score, and attention to details.


Attached Media Files: Westside Christian High School wins State Choir Championship for 9th consecutive year.
Armed Forces Day celebration at State Capitol to honor Oregon's military (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/13/15
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SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to honor all military members in an annual Armed Forces Day commemoration, May 14, at the State Capitol Mall in Salem, Oregon. In addition to honoring all military members, the event will also honor Vietnam veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, are scheduled to attend the ceremony. The public and the media are encouraged to attend.

The official ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m. and will feature music from the Oregon Army National Guard's 234th Army Band and a Howitzer salute by the "Governor's Own" Bravo Battery, 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion. The ceremony will be followed by an F-15 flyover by the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing.

Military equipment from various units throughout the Oregon National Guard will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will also feature Junior ROTC cadets from Lebanon, McNary, North Salem, Oregon City, and Reynolds High School.

Armed Forces Day was originally created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in all branches of the U.S. military, and was designated as an official holiday in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

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140515-Z-TK422-7386: Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with the 2-218th Field Artillery Battalion fire a Howitzer salute at the annual Armed Forces Day event, May 15, 2014, at the Oregon State Capitol Mall in Salem, Oregon. The annual event honors the contribution of military service members throughout the state and nation. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Back-up PIO responding to requests today
Portland Police Bureau - 05/13/15
Greg Stewart will be responding to pager and email requests for information today. However, response will be limited and there may be delays. Thank you for your patience.
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Photo Release: Oregon National Guard participates in return ceremony for Cpl Ben Lee Brown killed during Korea War (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 05/12/15
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A military honor guard from Joint-Base Lewis McChord receives the casket containing the remains of Cpl. Ben Lee Brown, at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, May 12. Brown, who grew up in the small Oregon town of Fourmile just south of Bandon, was killed in 1951 during the Korea War. He was returned to Oregon via an Alaska Airlines commercial flight from Honolulu. Brown will be buried Friday, May 15, in Roseburg National Cemetery in Southern Oregon. The Portland USO, Port of Portland Fire and Police, and Oregon National Guard also participated in the welcome home. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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A military honor guard from Joint-Base Lewis McChord loads the casket containing the remains of Cpl. Ben Lee Brown, at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, May 12. Brown, who grew up in the small Oregon town of Fourmile just south of Bandon, was killed in 1951 during the Korea War. He was returned to Oregon via an Alaska Airlines commercial flight from Honolulu. Brown will be buried Friday, May 15, in Roseburg National Cemetery in Southern Oregon. The Portland USO, Port of Portland Fire and Police, and Oregon National Guard also participated in the welcome home. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson (left), Adjutant General, Oregon and Capt. Shane T. Maher, Oregon Military Department Casualty Affairs Manager, watch as a military honor guard from Joint-Base Lewis McChord loads the casket containing the remains of Cpl. Ben Lee Brown into a hearse at the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, May 12. Brown, who grew up in the small Oregon town of Fourmile just south of Bandon, was killed in 1951 during the Korea War. He was returned to Oregon via an Alaska Airlines commercial flight from Honolulu. Brown will be buried Friday, May 15, in Roseburg National Cemetery in Southern Oregon. The Portland USO, Port of Portland Fire and Police, and Oregon National Guard also participated in the welcome home. Photo by Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Inmate Found Deceased in Cell
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/15
Today at about 4:20 p.m., Deputies in the Marion County Jail found an unresponsive male inmate inside of his single cell. Deputies attempted to revive the male, however he was pronounced deceased by paramedics. In accordance with our procedures the Linn County Sheriff's Office has been called in to investigate the incident.

All remaining releases pertaining to the inmates name and cause of death will be coordinated and released through the Linn County Sheriff's Office.
Update--Homicide Investigation
Gresham Police Dept - 05/12/15
Update on homicide investigation

*Detectives will be holding the crime scene overnight and continue processing the scene tomorrow morning.
*Two persons of interest have been identified: #1 Black male, approximately 6 foot 1 inch, skinny build. He is about 25 years old and was wearing a black hoodie and black Converse shoes. #2: Dark-skinned black male approximately 5 foot 8 inches with a goatee and a two inch afro. He was wearing a burgundy sweatshirt and weighed about 160 to 170 pounds.
*Police detectives are canvassing the area. Police are asking the public's assistance in two areas: Police would like to talk to anybody who lives in the area that have surveillance cameras that might have caught any activity. Secondly, police are looking for anybody who may have seen any suspicious vehicles between 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. in the area of Bella Vista Drive from 7th to 4th St.
If anybody has seen this or any suspicious activity last night, they are urged to call Gresham Police.

BOEC non-emergency number 503.823.3333
Gresham Police Tips Line: 503.618.2719
Traffic Tied Up and Power Lines Down on SE 162nd and SE Stark
Gresham Police Dept - 05/12/15
Gresham, Ore. - Two people were transported to the hospital, reportedly with minor injuries, after a spectacular and bizarre car crash at the intersection of SE 162nd Ave. and SE Stark St. Electrical lines are still strewn across the roadway, resulting in a localized power outage, and the intersection will be blocked for approximately six more hours.

At 3:53 p.m., police and fire personnel were dispatched to the report of a crash where multiple power poles were laying on the ground and one car was on its rooftop. Although the investigation is ongoing, officers have been able determine the following:

An adult male was driving by himself southbound on SE 162nd Ave., between E Burnside St. and SE Stark St. The man crashed his car, hitting and breaking a power pole on the west side of the road. An adult female, walking nearby, was reportedly struck by something from the crash scene and knocked unconscious for a short period of time. She was later transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for further evaluation.

The tension on the power lines from the pole breaking on the north side of Stark St. had a ripple effect on surrounding power poles; causing other poles to bend and one to break on the south side of Stark St. The power lines from the second pole that broke became entangled in another vehicle driving southbound on SE 162nd Ave., causing the car to flip and land on its top. The adult female driver of this vehicle was trapped inside and had to be extricated by firefighters. She too was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries for further evaluation.

The initial driver who crashed, starting the unusual chain of events, remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Investigators believe intoxication and speed were not factors, only sleep deprivation, causing the man to fall asleep behind the wheel.

No other information is available at this time.




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Sheriff's Office to Host Crime Prevention Symposium (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/15
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On Thursday, May 14th the Marion County Sheriff's Office is hosting a Crime Prevention Symposium at Adam Stephens Middle School at 6:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Office is bringing a panel of experts from our Crime Prevention Unit, Patrol, Jail, Code Enforcement and Parole and Probation to offer crime prevention tips, listen to residents and answer questions.

The event is designed for residents in the Jan Ree area or north east Salem. The Sheriff's Office will be offering additional events in SE Salem, rural Marion County and our contract cities, the dates of those events have not yet been set.

Please, come out, meet our staff and join us in a conversation geared at making our neighborhoods crime free!


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Tualatin Cop Talk
Tualatin Police Dept. - 05/12/15
The community group "Tualatin Together" and the Tualatin Police Department will be holding a Tualatin Cop Talk session on Sunday, May 17, from 7:00-8:30pm at Tualatin High School, in the lecture hall near the main office.

Tualatin School Resource Officers will be presenting on the latest alcohol and drug concealment trends and identifiers. You can't stop what you don't know, so we're here to talk about it.

Dessert will be served. No RSVP necessary.

For additional information please contact Tualatin Together representative Cyndy Hillier, tualatintogether@gmail.com or call 503-431-4151.


Attached Media Files: Tualatin Cop Talk Invitation
Visit Your Neighborhood PF&R Station to Mark National EMS Week and National High Blood Pressure Education Month
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/12/15
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month and the week of May 17th -May 23rd is National EMS (Emergency Medical Services)Week. Portland Fire & Rescue invites Portlanders to visit their neighborhood station to get free blood pressure checks. As long as they are not out attending to an emergency, Portland firefighters are available to check your blood pressure: just knock on the station door. This service is available year round at your PF&R Stations.

Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension and about 80 million U.S. adults suffer from this condition. It is important to know if you have high blood pressure and need to seek treatment. Treatment measures can be as simple as lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, or your doctor may recommend medication.

Your firefighters will explain what your numbers mean after they carefully check your reading. All firefighters are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and most crews also have a Paramedic for Advanced Life Support measures.

Untreated high blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can lead to:
* Stroke
* Heart attack, angina or both
* Heart failure
* Kidney failure
* Peripheral arterial disease

Find your nearest station by using our simple online look-up tool: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/findmystation or call us at 503-823-3700 for assistance


Attached Media Files: Flyer
Sheriff's Office to conduct courtesy boat inspections
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/15
The start of the summer boating season is fast approaching. The weather will start to get nice and the local rivers and lakes will soon be booming with sport and recreational boats. The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office is offering complimentary marine safety inspections for all interested boat owners. Inspections will be offered at the Willow Grove Boat Launch and Kalama Marina on May 31st between the hours of 11AM and 3PM. Inspections can be conducted on the water or on shore for trailered boats.

Each vessel that passes inspection will receive a 2015 Marine Safety Decal. Additional boating information will also be available.

For additional information contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092 or email at spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us.
***Update*** Death Investigation of Inmate From Baker Jail County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/12/15
***Update***
On May 9th, 2015, JOSHUA G PANTLE, 28, of Baker City was brought to the Baker County Jail after being arrested for Criminal Trespass In the Second Degree. PANTLE was placed in a holding cell pending the booking process.

The time line of the incident on May 9th was:
3:30PM PANTLE is brought to the Baker County Jail.
5:43PM PANTLE showed signs of medical distress while in a holding cell.
5:45PM An ambulance was dispatched to respond to the Baker County Jail.
5:49PM The ambulance arrived at the jail.
6:07PM The ambulance with PANTLE as the patient arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center.
6:32PM PANTER was pronounced deceased by medical staff.

On May 11th, 2015, the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office released details to investigators on causes of death for PANTLE. The autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner revealed the remnants of a plastic type baggy in PANTLE's stomach which appeared to have burst and the initial toxicology revealed a high level of methamphetamine in his system. The conclusion by the state medical examiner was "Methamphetamine Overdose".

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Previous Release:

Death Investigation Of Inmate From Baker County Jail Continuing - 05/10/15
The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Baker County District Attorney's Office is continuing its investigation into the death of an inmate from the Baker County Jail.

Preliminary information is that on May 9th, 2015 at about 3:30PM, Baker County Jail Staff became aware that inmate JOSHUA G PANTLE, 28, was having medical issues. Jail staff began medical care on PANTLE and he was transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday with the State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released at a later time.
Red Cross To Install Free Smoke Alarms in Tillamook on May 16 (Photo)
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/12/15
What to do before, during and after a home fire is explained by Trevor Covington, Red Cross disaster program manager, to LeAnn Blumenstein, a Newport resident who had two free smoke alarms installed during the outreach event in Newport on April 11.
What to do before, during and after a home fire is explained by Trevor Covington, Red Cross disaster program manager, to LeAnn Blumenstein, a Newport resident who had two free smoke alarms installed during the outreach event in Newport on April 11.
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If a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape. On Saturday, May 16, volunteers will the American Red Cross will be in Tillamook ZIP code 97141 to install free smoke alarms and provide home fire safety information to residents. Melinda Davis, American Red Cross preparedness and partnerships manager, encourages people to take advantage of this valuable program. "In just about 20 minutes and at no cost, residents can have their existing smoke alarms checked, one or more smoke alarms installed, and map out an evacuation plan," says Davis.

WHAT:
The American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign - Red Cross volunteers will canvass neighborhood homes in Tillamook ZIP code 97141 to check for working smoke alarms and to install new, free smoke alarms in homes that need them. Callers will receive an appointment time frame and may live outside of the canvassed boundary area. In addition, volunteers will review a fire safety and home hazard checklist, and provide information about creating a fire escape plan. NOTE: Individual appointments for smoke alarm installation by a trained Red Cross volunteer can also be made by calling (503) 528-5783.

WHEN:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 16

WHERE:
Tillamook ZIP code 97141

WHO:
American Red Cross and community volunteers

OTHER:
The American Red Cross has launched a national campaign to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent over the next five years. In Oregon, this campaign is in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, 50 Oregonians lost their lives due to fire-related injuries in 2014. That is the highest number since 2008 when there were 53 fire fatalities in the state.

Volunteers are needed for this important outreach effort. Training will be provided at 10 a.m. on May 16. Individuals, faith-based groups, local business and organizations are welcome to participate. For additional info or to register to volunteer, visit. www.redcross.org/cascadeshfpc.

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Attached Media Files: What to do before, during and after a home fire is explained by Trevor Covington, Red Cross disaster program manager, to LeAnn Blumenstein, a Newport resident who had two free smoke alarms installed during the outreach event in Newport on April 11. , 2015-05/1190/84384/Nora_Alvarez_-_install.jpg
Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE
Clark County Public Information & Outreach - 05/12/15
The following information is in reference to a death investigated
by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office

The name of the decedent: Allison, Sharon L. Age: 66 Yrs

This individual was found on 05/09/2015 in Vancouver, WA.

The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Vancouver, WA


The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death: Blunt Head Trauma

Manner of death: Homicide


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: Prepared 05/12/2015

Dennis Wickham, M.D.
Medical Examiner
Evergreen Public Schools honored with communications awards (Photo)
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 05/12/15
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Vancouver, Wash. - The Washington School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) recently released the list of winners for the 2015 Media and Communications Awards with Evergreen Public Schools (EPS) honored in 11 categories.

In the Photography category, submissions from Aaron Wintersong received ratings of PERFECT (photo attached), EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, MERIT, and MERIT. Meanwhile, photography teachers Lee Emmert and Darlyn Wendlandt each received EXCELLENT ratings for their submissions.

Two submissions in the Internal/External Electronic Newsletter category garnered awards. The EPS Health and Wellness News - submitted by Kris Fay and Roland Brosius - received a rating of EXCELLENT. The district's Digital Newsletter was honored with a MERIT award.

In the Social Media category, Kathryn Garcia-Stackpole, Matthew Griffin, and Gail Spolar were honored with MERIT awards.

For Audio-Visual Programming, the district received two MERIT awards for submissions by Angela Cochran and Matthew Griffin.

Each year, EPS competes for WSPRA Awards against other school districts with more than 10,000 students. The awards are open to all public or private schools or districts, including vocational-technical schools, education service districts, or private agency partners. Submissions are comprised of projects completed by the EPS Department of Communications and Community Engagement.


About Evergreen Public Schools
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With more than 3,000 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.


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Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz
Beaverton Police Dept. - 05/12/15
Officers from the Beaverton Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will be working a seat belt Enforcement Campaign that begins Monday, May 18, 2015 and will continue through Sunday, May 31, 2015. The focus of this campaign is seatbelt use, child safety seats and minors riding in an open pickup bed. The goal of this campaign is to reduce traffic injuries and deaths by increased education and enforcement.

Oregon law requires that there be "proper use" of the entire seatbelt system; lap belt placed low across the hips and a 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. If necessary, slide the attachment on the door post up or down to fit the size of you or your passenger. Shoulder belts should not be placed under the arm or behind the back - this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in the event of a crash.

A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat. A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4'9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.

The Beaverton Police Department holds free child safety seat clinics throughout the year. The next two clinics will be on Saturday, May 16, 2015 and June 6, 2015. The May 16th clinic will be at the Kuni Cadillac collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The June 6th clinic will be at the Beaverton Police Department located at 4755 SW Griffith Drive. Beaverton Oregon. Both clinics start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. The last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. to allow the clinics to end on time.

Riding in the back of an open truck bed is never a good idea. If the vehicle is involved in a collision the chance of being ejected from the vehicle then striking another vehicle or the roadway is great. This greatly increases your chance of sustaining a serious injury or losing your life. Oregon Revised Statute 811.205 prohibits carrying a minor on external part of a vehicle. An open bed of a motor vehicle is defined as an external part of a motor vehicle. There are a few exceptions to this law and they can be found by following this link.
http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.205

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 an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives.

These Seat Belt Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Detectives Sift Through Clues at Homicide Scene
Gresham Police Dept - 05/12/15
Gresham, Ore. -Gresham detectives and the East County Major Crimes Team are processing evidence and following leads related to the homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of NW 7th in Gresham.

Police were called last night at 11:23 p.m. to that location for a disturbance with reported shots fired. When they arrived, they located an adult white male in the street near the location. He was dead and had suffered a gunshot wound. At autopsy is scheduled for this morning to determine that exact cause of death. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family.

There is no suspect information yet, but detectives, awaiting issuance of a search warrant to thoroughly search the house are hopeful for some suspect information as this case unfolds.

UPDATE--1:05 p.m.***************************************************************

*Autopsy was completed. The victim died of a gunshot wound.

*The search warrant for the house has been obtained and detectives and crime scene investigators are searching the home for clues.

*As has been reported, the victim has been identified as Erik Austin Carnegie, 25, who lived at 1815 NW 7th, where the incident began last night.

*There IS evidence of a medical marijuana grow at the residence.
Public hearing June 11 for Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant plan
Oregon Health Authority - 05/12/15
May 12, 2015

What: A hearing to take public comments on the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division's proposal for the use of funds from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.

When: Thursday, June 11, 1-2 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1-D, 800 NE Oregon Street

Who: Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, Office of the State Public Health Director

Details: To participate by phone, call 1-877-848-7030, and use code 2030826#

For more information about the meeting or to review the proposal, please contact Jan Kaplan, Public Health Division block grant coordinator, at 971-673-1232.

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

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Board of Forestry Subcommittee meets May 18 to discuss landscape data and forest growth related to new forest management plan
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/12/15
News Release

May 12, 2015
Major media distribution
Contact:
Dan Postrel, 503-945-7420, dan.postrel@oregon.gov
Tony Andersen, 503-507-4481, tony.andersen@Oregon.gov


The Alternative Forest Management Plan Board Subcommittee will meet in Salem on Monday, May 18, to discuss landscape level data and forest growth and modeling specific to the Northwest Oregon Forest Management Plan. Subcommittee members will also have the opportunity to provide further input to the Division on the current analysis related to the Northwest FMP.
The Board of Forestry decided to pursue a land allocation - or emphasis area - approach for managing northwest Oregon state forests in November 2014, working to ensure that the State Forests Division at ODF improves conservation outcomes over time, and has a sustainable flow of revenue to continue providing services that benefit communities and the environment. The Board appointed a subcommittee to facilitate this work.

Meeting details
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 18.
Where: Tillamook Room, Building C, ODF Headquarters Office, 2600 State St., Salem.
More information, including a detailed agenda and meeting materials can be found at:
http://www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/BOF_Subc_AltFMP.aspx
Special needs
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours before the meeting, at (503) 945-7200.

About the board
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

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Vancouver launches new web tool for citizen input on street funding options
City of Vancouver - 05/12/15
Vancouver, Wash. - The City of Vancouver today launched a new, interactive web-based tool to gather input from residents and businesses on needs and options for long-term street funding.

The online tool will guide participants through a series of tabbed screens designed to offer information, obtain feedback and allow for comment on some of the possible scenarios and options for taking care of the City's street system. Available for approximately six weeks, the online tool is not intended as a scientific and statistically valid survey. Instead, it seeks to expand community input by providing citizens with an interactive means of considering options and weighing results.

In conjunction with the online tool, the City is reaching out to local stakeholder organizations for feedback. A Commission on Streets Funding, composed of individuals representing City Council, community, business and neighborhoods, has been formed to consider sustainable street funding and review public input.

Feedback received from the web-based tool, presentations and discussions will be used to help guide recommendations to the Council on the right funding mix, which may include several sources and combinations of options not listed on the web-based tool due to limited space. Recommendations are expected to be presented to City Council in July 2015.

To participate in the interactive online input tool or to learn more about Vancouver's street system, funding options and outreach activities, please visit: www.cityofvancouver.us/betterstreets.

Questions? Please email betterstreets@cityofvancouver.us.

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MEDIA NOTE: This demo URL https://vanbetterstreetsdemo1.metroquest.co is identical in content but does not collect data. Please use this URL if you or your newsroom wish to look at the configuration and/or try out the new input tool.
Resident Charged with Arson after Apartment Fire (4031 SE 122nd)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/12/15
Yesterday Kenneth Binder was indicted on charges related to a recent apartment fire. The apartments are located at 4031 SE 122nd and the fire occurred on April 14th, 2015 at 2:29 PM. Firefighters were dispatched to check an odor problem and discovered a bathroom on fire in an apartment. The fire was extinguished and no one was injured, however several neighboring apartments were occupied at the time of the fire.

PF&R's Fire Investigators determined that this fire was intentionally set. The fire was contained to a bathroom, but the rest of the apartment suffered significant smoke damage. Damage is estimated at $50,000 to the structure and $5,000 to contents for a total of $55,000.

"Great work by firefighters in the rapid extinguishment of this fire and outstanding work by our fire investigators, who identified the fire cause and source. Arsonists and the fires they start are a huge threat to public safety. Fortunately, no one was injured."-PF&R Chief Erin Janssens

Mr. Binder is being charged with two counts of Arson 1 and one count of Criminal Mischief. His bail is set at $505,000.
Engine for Learning: PCC donates rig to Liberty High School (Photo)
PCC - 05/12/15
Ed Lindsey, right, PCC’s Fire Protection Tech Program chair, presents Liberty High fire science teacher Rodney Linz with keys to the donated truck
Ed Lindsey, right, PCC’s Fire Protection Tech Program chair, presents Liberty High fire science teacher Rodney Linz with keys to the donated truck
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HILLSBORO, Ore. - Liberty High School has its own fire engine thanks to Portland Community College.

PCC's Fire Protection Technology Program has donated one of its fire engines to Liberty High School (21945 NW Wagon Way) in Hillsboro. The truck will be used by the high school's Fire Science Program, which is a series of dual credit courses offered through PCC at the school. Sixty-six students in the program will benefit from the hands-on learning.

"We are extremely happy that we have this opportunity to turn over this fire engine for students to use as a learning platform," said John Saito, dean of Allied Health, Emergency, and Legal Services at PCC's Cascade Campus. "Fire service is going to get more technical. So, the program provides the necessary skills and knowledge."

According to Ed Lindsey, PCC's Fire Protection Tech Program chair, the truck is a 1997 KME fire engine (or pumper) that carries 1,000 gallons of water and can pump up to 1,250 gallons per minute. It has a mid-ship pump and control panel, and is capable of supplying multiple hand lines, stationary hose lines and a deck gun (water cannon).

Or in layman's terms, it's pretty awesome.

The fire science program at Liberty is part of the college's Portland Area Career Technical Education Consortium (PACTEC) and Dual Credit programs. PACTEC, which includes 20 high schools in Washington and Columbia counties, supports 72 career and technical education programs in the area. It gives students the opportunity to acquire skills that prepare them for careers, gaining specific skills needed for job-entry positions and build broad, transferable skills. Dual Credit is a program where high school students are given the opportunity to earn college credit through qualified teachers and programs.

The program, which doesn't charge tuition or fees, saved students' families about $3,032,688 in PCC tuition and generated approximately 1,010 FTE credits in 2013-14. This year, the college has 6,766 high school students in its Dual Credit Program with 3,838 located in Washington County.

"What we are most excited about is that it provides the most relevant and real world opportunities for students," said Beth Molenkamp, PACTEC's regional CTE coordinator and Dual Credit program manager. "It gives students a sense of purpose while helping them to gain skills that are required for their future as employees and contributing members of society. The relevance of these programs comes from teachers having industry experience, and the relationship and support that industry has with the high schools. What we have today is a perfect example of that."

Lindsey presented Liberty fire science teacher and PCC alum Rodney Linz, who is chief of the Banks Fire Department, with keys and title to the engine during a brief ceremony at the high school on May 1.

"It takes collaboration for us to get here," said Greg Timmons, Liberty High School principal. "PCC, Hillsboro School District and local fire departments all collaborate together to serve students and get them college and career ready."


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 90,000 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has four comprehensive campuses, eight workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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Vancouver Public Schools announces administrative changes for 2015-16
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/12/15
Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Personnel assignments are subject to final approval by the school board.

At the district administrative office, Travis Campbell has been hired as chief academic officer, a new role dedicated to school improvement. Campbell has been director of K-12 Student and School Success at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2012. Previously, Campbell held leadership and teaching positions during a 16-year tenure at Clover Park School District in Lakewood, Wash.

Mark Ray will assume the role of chief digital officer filling the vacant position left with the departure of Chief Information Officer Jay Keuter. Ray, currently director of instructional technology and library services, will provide overall leadership to Information and Technology Services and VPS' weLearn one-to-one digital transformation plan.

Skyview Principal Kym Tyelyn-Carlson will fill a new position as executive director of teaching and learning at the district administrative office. Tyelyn-Carlson joins the current teaching and learning team of Kathy Everidge, Marianne Thompson, and Chris Olsen who supervise programs and operations across the 35 schools in Vancouver. Tyelyn-Carlson will provide leadership with the district's on-time graduation initiative and growing alternative learning programs.

Replacing Tyelyn-Carlson as principal at Skyview High School will be Jim Gray, current associate principal at Skyview. Luke LeCount, associate principal at Jason Lee Middle School, will move to Skyview next year as associate principal.

Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam and Andy Meyer will transition from interim to associate principal status at Hudson's Bay High School. Casey Greco will be associate principal at Gaiser Middle School where he is currently serving as interim associate principal. Discovery teacher Lisa Reed will be associate principal at Jason Lee Middle School.

Two elementary principals have announced their retirements effective at the end of the school year. Laura Dilley, principal at Franklin Elementary, will retire in June with 34 years of service. Eva Unger, principal at Hough Elementary, will retire in June with more than 21 years of service.

Woody Howard, current principal of Hazel Dell Elementary, will be principal at Franklin Elementary. Mychael Irwin, an elementary principal in Reynolds School District (Ore.), will become principal at Hazel Dell. Steve Vance, a former VPS special services administrator, will be principal at Hough Elementary. Vance currently is an elementary principal in White Pass School District (Wash.).

There will be several new and full-time associate principal positions added next year at the elementary level. Sara Tackett, currently a teacher on special assignment in the Learning Assistance Program, will be full-time associate principal at Ogden Elementary. Jessica Graham, half-time associate principal, now will be full-time associate at Roosevelt Elementary. Mark Jordan, associate principal at Walnut Grove and Chinook, will be full-time associate principal at Walnut Grove. Matthew Fechter, associate at Anderson, will be full-time associate at Chinook. Katie Arkoosh, special services manager, will be full-time associate principal at Anderson Elementary. Katie Ronning, associate at King and Felida, will be associate at Hazel Dell and Felida. Jaime Silva, from Pasco School District (Wash.), will be full-time associate principal at King Elementary.
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Civil Engineering Squadron assists with humanitarian mission in Romania (Photo)
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Oregon Air National Guard members from the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) arrive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, May 7. As part of the 142nd Fighter Wing's CES participation in U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Civic Assistance Program (HCA), the Oregon Citizen-Airmen assist in improvements to the host nation's critical infrastructure and the underlying living conditions of the civilian populace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Boyd, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Lucas Smith (center), 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron (CES), points to the progress of repairs and where exterior stucco will be placed, to Chief Master Sgt. Brian Wade, (left), as Oregon Citizen-Airmen from the CES unit repair water damage to a health facility in the city of Mangalia, Romania, May 9. The mission is part of the U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Civic Assistance Program (HCA), and is designed to improve the host nation's critical infrastructure and the underlying living conditions of the civilian populace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Adrian Tate, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, applies exterior plaster in order to repair water damage to a health facility located in the city of Mangalia, Romania, May 9. The mission is part of the U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Civic Assistance Program (HCA), which is designed to improve the host nation's critical infrastructure and the underlying living conditions of the civilian populace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

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Oregon Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Ramon Lopez, right, and Staff Sgt. Jared Levitt, left, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, work together to size and place new exterior tile flooring to a medical facility in the city of Mangalia, Romania, May 8. The mission is part of the U.S. European Command's (EUCOM) Humanitarian Civic Assistance Program (HCA), which is designed to improve the host nation's critical infrastructure and the underlying living conditions of the civilian populace. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)


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Jason Lee Middle School celebrates 50 years of greatness
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/12/15
Jason Lee Middle School opened its doors on Sept. 7, 1965. Next week, it will observe its 50th anniversary with a public celebration. The theme is "Finding Your Greatness."

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Jason Lee Middle School commons, 8500 NW 9th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98665
Who: Members of the community and current and former Jason Lee students and employees
Cost: Free

The celebration will include student musical performances, an art walk, building tours, historical displays and a reception.
Please join the Jason Lee community on May 21 to celebrate the past and cheer on the future!
Council Will Hold Special Meeting To Discuss City Manager Search
City of Salem - 05/12/15
Salem City Council will hold a special meeting to discuss criteria for selecting a new city manager.

The council will meet at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, in council chambers at the Vern Miller Civic Center, 555 Liberty Street SE.

At Wednesday's meeting, a council committee will present a draft report outlining the qualifications it seeks in city manager candidates. The full council will review the profile and add its recommendations.

Waldron Company, an executive search firm hired by the city, will use the council's recommendations as a guide in the recruiting process. City officials hope to hire a new city manager by fall.

In March, former Salem City Manager Linda Norris retired. Kacey Duncan, the city's deputy city manager, is currently filling the city manager's job on an interim basis.

Members of the Council Committee on the City Manager Selection are: Salem Mayor Anna Peterson and Salem City Councilors Chuck Bennett, Brad Nanke and Steven McCoid. The staff liaison is Mina Hanssen, human resources director for the city.

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Horse Case Solved Through Tips From Public
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/12/15
On April 22nd, Deputies with the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office woods patrol located a horse that had been shot and killed near the S.W. end of Bald Mountain near Gilbert Creek Road. This is the entrance to the OHV area known as Whip-up Flats. Examination of the horse indicated it had been put down by a single bullet and left next to the road in plain view. The horse appeared to have been healthy and uninjured prior to being shot.

Based on tips from the public, the owner of the horse was identified as Mark D. Ellis of Whiteson. He was contacted by Sheriff's Office woods deputies. Mr. Ellis advised the horse recently went into labor and was trying unsuccessfully to give birth to a breach foal and he was forced to put the animal down. The owner further advised the horse was taken up to federal land based on his belief he could dispose of the animal on public lands.

On May 9th, Mr. Ellis was issued a citation to appear for Placing Offensive Substances in Waters, on Highways or Other Property, a class A misdemeanor. ORS 164.780 states in part:

"164.785 Placing offensive substances in waters, on highways or other property. (1)(a) It is unlawful for any person, including a person in the possession or control of any land, to discard any dead animal carcass or part thereof, excrement, putrid, nauseous, noisome, decaying, deleterious or offensive substance into or in any other manner befoul, pollute or impair the quality of any spring, river, brook, creek, branch, well, irrigation drainage ditch, irrigation ditch, cistern or pond of water...""...(2) It is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed any polluting substance listed in subsection (1) of this section into any road, street, alley, lane, railroad right of way, lot, field, meadow or common..."

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Roy Harrell at 503-434-7506 or harrellr@co.yamhill.or.us .
BPSST Executive Committee to Hold Meeting
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/12/15
BPSST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
Contact: Tammera Hinshaw (503) 373-1553

Notice of Teleconference Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a teleconference meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Chair's Report and Administrative Announcement- "This is a public meeting subject to the public meeting law which will be tape recorded."

Executive Session - Legal matter

1. *Minutes of November 13, 2014 meeting

2. *Bylaws of the Executive Committee of BPSST

3. *OAR 259-013-0220 et al - Fingerprints - Proposed Rule Change

4. *OAR 259-008-0080 - Instructor Certification - Proposed Rule Change

5. Budget Update - Director Gabliks

6. Legislative Report - Director Gabliks

7. Next Meeting - June 11, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
BPSST Police Policy Committee
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/12/15
DPSST POLICE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
Contact: Mona Riesterer (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on May 21, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made 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 - February 19, 2015
Approve the minutes of the February 19, 2015 Police Policy Committee meeting.

2. *OLCC - Curriculum Approval

3. *Dustin Hyer, DPSST # 34048, (Possible Executive Session)
Medical Waiver - Presented by Debbie Anderson

4. *OAR 259-008-0010 Proposed Rule Change; Physical Standards Review, Form F2 and Physical Standard Waivers Process Changes
Presented by Sharon Huck

5. *Thomas Kipp, Oregon State Police (Retired), DPSST # 20794
Presented by Leon Colas

6. *James Escobar, Portland Police Bureau, DPSST # 51843
Presented by Leon Colas

7. *Request for Review of Training Waiver Process
Chief Brian Harvey, La Grande Police Department

8. Staff Updates

9. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting - August 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
BPSST Corrections Policy Committee to Meet
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/12/15
DPSST CORRECTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
Contact: Mona Riesterer (503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made 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 - February 10, 2015
Approve the minutes of the February 10, 2015 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

2. *Jarred Morgan - Request for Medical Waiver
Presented by Debbie Anderson

3. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Audit & Compliance Unit
Presented by Theresa King

4. *OAR 259-008-0010-Proposed Rule Change: Physical Standards Review, Form F2 & Physical Standard Waivers Process Changes
Presented by Sharon Huck

5. *Brent Peterson - DPSST #49647
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

6. *Darrick Diebel - DPSST #49646
Presented by Leon Colas

7. *Joseph Murdock - DPSST #54905
Presented by Leon Colas

8. *Jason Terkelson - DPSST #55126
Presented by Leon Colas

9. *Marcus Krieg - DPSST #54792
Presented by Leon Colas

10. *Election of New Chair

11. Staff Update

12. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - August 11, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Portland Police Memorial Service Today at Noon at Waterfront Park Police Memorial (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/12/15
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Today, Tuesday May 12, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau Memorial service will be held at the Portland Police Memorial, located at Waterfront Park just South of the Hawthorne Bridge.

Following the memorial ceremony, there will be a reception at the Portland Police Museum, located in the lobby of the Justice Center, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Since 1867, twenty nine officers have lost their lives in the performance of their duties. Their names have been added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial, the Oregon State Memorial and the Portland Police Memorial.

The memorial service is held in conjunction with National Police Memorial Week, honoring law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Community members and members of the media are invited to attend the events.

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Oregon Lottery partners with GamTalk to help Oregon's gamblers (Photo)
Oregon Lottery - 05/12/15
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When you are struggling with a gambling problem, sometimes you just need someone to talk to.

Beginning this month, the Oregon Lottery is teaming up with GamTalk - www.gamtalk.org - to provide a free online support service for Oregonians with gambling issues.

GamTalk is an "online community" that provides an opportunity for people to anonymously discuss their own gambling issues or their concerns about a friend or relative. It also provides an easy way to find out about local services for problem gamblers.

A non-profit organization developed by psychologist Dr. Richard Wood, GamTalk has been operating successfully in Canada since 2008. Partnering with the Oregon Lottery will be the first time a U.S. lottery has adopted this service.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Oregon Lottery and through it provide our service to Oregonians," said Dr. Wood. "GamTalk provides a great way to start talking about gambling issues. It can be such a relief to discover that you are not the only person who is going through this. We have a fantastic community of people who share their stories and offer friendly advice and support to others."

Assistant Lottery Director for Marketing and Retail Sales Stacy Shaw said, "The Oregon Lottery is committed to promoting responsible gambling and connecting problem gamblers with free help and treatment. A resource such as GamTalk is yet another way for gamblers to find services and support. We are making the service available on the Oregon Problem Gambling Resource website at www.opgr.org that we sponsor along with the Oregon Health Authority and gambling addiction service providers throughout the state."

The anonymous nature of GamTalk makes it easier and less intimidating for people to discuss their gambling. Typically visitors to GamTalk start by reading about other peoples' experiences and then talk about their own situation when they feel they are ready. It is an effective resource for people who can't access support locally. It is also a helpful resource to use together with locally-provided services where available.

"We see that people are much more likely to seek local help when they have an opportunity to talk anonymously on GamTalk first," added Dr. Wood.


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Runaway Endandered Juvenile in Vancouver (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/12/15
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On 05-11-15, at approximately 5:00 pm, fourteen year old Tyler Utton ran away from his father's work vehicle which was parked in a residential neighborhood West of Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA.

At time of this incident Tyler was suffering from a medical condition requiring medication. Tyler did not have the medication with him when he ran away.

Tyler was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes. Tyler did NOT have a backpack on his person. Tyler left the location on foot and did not have a cell phone on him. Tyler is approximately 5'6 tall and weighed approximately 125 lbs. Tyler has blondish / brown short hair and blue eyes.

Tyler did not have any known contacts in Vancouver area and lived in Yacolt, WA at time of this report.

If Tyler is spotted, please call "911." Tyler is not wanted for any criminal charges at this point in time and may require medical attention in near future due to his condition.

******* UPDATE *********

Tyler was found safe and sound during early morning hours of 05-12-15. Tyler was located in East Vancouver area at a local convenience store. He was reunited with his family shortly later.


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TVF&R Firefighters Respond to Second Alarm Fire in Tigard Business Complex (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/12/15
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At 9:41 p.m. firefighters from TVF&R's Progress Station 53 responded to a commercial fire alarm at 10130 SW Nimbus Avenue in Tigard, which is located in a business complex. Upon arrival, they began investigating the cause of the alarm and in the process of their investigation came across heavy black smoke coming from one of the building's bay doors. As they approached the bay door, a man met them carrying a fire extinguisher. They escorted the man to safety, called for additional resources, and initiated an offensive fire attack.

Firefighters located the main body of fire and extinguished it, but found that it had extended to other parts of the building including void spaces. The incident commander called for a second alarm response, bringing further resources to the scene to employ a myriad of tactics to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries to firefighters or the occupant.

There are six suites in the building; five currently have tenants and one is vacant. A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the fire originated in one of the businesses - Rapid Technologies. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. There is no damage estimate; however, all six suites sustained fire and/or smoke damage and will not be able to open for business until further notice. The building was not required to have fire sprinklers.


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Patient was found - thank you! - Missing patient with dementia from Portland VA Medical Center (Photo)
VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - 05/11/15
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Thia Veteran was found - Thank you

A patient at the Portland VA Medical Center with dementia/memory issues left the hospital today without letting his guardian or care team know where he was going. He was last seen on foot at approximately 4:00 pm today getting off a bus at 18th and Jefferson in downtown Portland.

This Veteran, Brian George Cassin, probably does not know where he is or where he lives and may think he is in Seattle. He can normally follow basic directions but does have difficulty communicating.
He was last wearing a tan baseball cap that says "Proud to be a Veteran," denim jeans and a denim jacket. He is caucasian, about 160 lbs, 54 years of age.

There is a missing persons report filed with the Portland Police.

If located, please contact the non-emergency Portland Police number at 503-823-3333 or the Portland VA Police at 503-808-1911.

Thank you


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Memorial Weekend Patrol Increase
Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/15
HOOD RIVER, ORE, - 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.
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to House Fire in SW Portland
Portland Fire & Rescue - 05/11/15
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 230 SW Woods St at 2:40 p.m. this afternoon. When fire crews arrived, they found fire burning up the exterior of the side and back of the house. The exterior fire was quickly extinguished but when the fire crews checked the attic of the home, they found active fire still burning. The roof was cut open to let the smoke and heat escape while crews inside sprayed water on the fire. The fire was under control at 3:10 p.m.

No civilians or firefighters were injured. Traffic was affected on SW Barber Avenue for several hours.

Fire investigators determined the fire was caused by objects that burn easily being too close to a space heater. The total value loss is estimated at $50,000.00.

Most heating equipment fires could be prevented if everyone practiced the following rules:

Give heaters space. Keep heating appliances at least 3 feet away from people and things that can burn, including paper, clothing, furniture, bedding, and walls.

Children should not play with or near heating units, and a grown-up should always be present when a heating unit is used.

Use a fireplace screen to prevent sparks or burning wood from escaping the fireplace.

Turn off portable heaters before leaving home, going to bed, or taking a nap
Lebanon Motor Home Burns - 2 Injured
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 05/11/15
Lebanon fire crews are currently responding to a truck fire in the 1400 block of Hiatt Street. Initial reports are that we have two burn patients. Further updates will follow.

UPDATE--- At 5:28 p.m. Monday, Lebanon firefighters were dispatched to the report of a truck on fire next to a building in the 1400 block of Hiatt St. Upon arrival, fire crews encountered a fully involved motor home and two adult patients on the ground nearby. Incident command immediately called for a second alarm. The fire was extinguished and was kept from extending to a nearby structure. Two patients, an adult male patient with critical burn injuries and an adult female with serious burn injuries, were transported to Lebanon Community Hospital.

Investigators determined that a lit cigarette accidentally ignited a build-up of propane inside the motor home. The propane build-up was the result of the occupants trying, unsuccessfully, to light the furnace in the motor home.

Lebanon fire crews were assisted at the scene by a medical crew from Albany Fire Department.

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Vancouver Police investigate death of female (Update 2) (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 05/11/15
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*** Update 2***

On May 9, 2015, Sharon Allison was located in her apartment deceased. The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating her death as a homicide.

Ms. Allison walked with the aid of a walker and was known to frequent Main Street into downtown Vancouver. Attached to this release is a photo of Sharon Allison.

Anyone with information related to her death is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Lawrence Zapata at (360) 487-7420 or lawrence.zapata@cityofvancouver.us.




*** UPDATE 1***

The victim has been identified as Sharon L. Allison, 66.

This case is being investigated as a homicide and no further details are available at this time.


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Vancouver, Wash. - On May 9, 2015 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 100 block of W 24th Street for a welfare check. When officers arrived and entered the residence they located an adult female, deceased.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating this as a suspicious death and autopsy results from the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office are pending.

The investigation is ongoing and no additional details or 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.


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Sweetbriar Elementary Third Graders Host Sole Hope Shoe Cutting Party: Making Shoes for Uganda
Reynolds Sch. Dist. - 05/11/15
Students from Sweetbriar Elementary School have been working on building capacity for compassion outreach this year. The fourth event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 20015 at 6 to 7pm in the cafeteria at Sweetbriar Elementary School, which is located at 501 SE Sweetbriar Lane in Troutdale, Oregon.

The third graders are hosting a shoe cutting party, which entails cutting patterns. If you want to attend please bring scissors to cut fabric and milk cartons (plastic kind). The materials will be donated to Sole Hope, a charity that provides support to orphans and widows in Uganda, Africa. See: http://solehopeparty.org/ for details about shoe cutting process.

For more information please contact Marie Marianiello at (503) 666-9441 or mmarianiello@rsd7.net
Backyard debris burning - How to do it safely
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 05/11/15
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 Office of 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," says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "This can prevent most debris burn-caused wildfires, and keep lives and property safe."

An abnormally dry winter and dismal spring snowpack has set the stage for what is predicted to be a severe wildfire season ahead. Escaped debris burns are the leading human-caused wildfire issue in Oregon, particularly in the shoulder seasons when people think it is safe and permissible to burn. The Oregon Department of Forestry spent over $280,000 in 2014 on fires caused by escaped debris burning.

A burn pile is less likely to escape control by following some simple safety tips:

?,? Call before you burn - Burning regulations are not the same in all areas and can vary with the weather and fuel conditions. If you're planning to burn, check with your local Oregon Department of Forestry district, fire protective association or air protection authority to learn if there are any current burning restrictions or regulations, and whether a permit is required.

?,? Know the weather forecast - Never burn on dry or windy days. These conditions make it easy for open burning to spread out of control.

?,? Clear a 10-foot radius around your pile - also make sure there are no tree branches or power lines above.

?,? Keep your burn pile small - A large burn may cast hot embers long distances. Small piles, 4x4 feet in dimension, are recommended. Add debris in small amounts as existing material is consumed.

?,? 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 until the fire is DEAD out.

?,? 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 rekindle when the weather warms and wind begins to blow.

?,? NEVER use gasoline or other accelerants (flammable or combustible liquids) to start or increase your open fire. Every year, 55-60 percent of all burns 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, motorized equipment use, and fire-resistant landscaping can be found on the Keep Oregon Green site, www.keeporegongreen.org.

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Record Low Snowpack Likely to Impact Summer Flows in the North Santiam River
City of Salem - 05/11/15
The City of Salem is closely monitoring short- and long-term forecasts for water supply in the North Santiam River. Snowpack across Oregon, including the Willamette Basin, has set new records for the lowest snowpack levels in over 30 years. Lack of snowpack and a relatively dry spring will likely impact summer flows in the North Santiam River. City staff, in collaboration with other stakeholders, continues to closely monitor forecasts and evaluate the potential effect on river flows.

At this time, the City of Salem does not anticipate low river levels impacting the City's ability to produce drinking water at the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility. In addition to closely monitoring North Santiam River levels, City staff collects water quality data and surveys algal activity weekly at Detroit Lake, the North Santiam River, and the Geren Island Water Treatment Facility. This proactive monitoring program allows staff to optimize water treatment operations to ensure reliable, safe drinking water is produced and delivered to Salem water customers.

Salem water customers can do their part by using water efficiently this summer. Water consumption can double when the warm and dry weather arrives, mostly due to outside water use activities such as lawn watering and car washing. Conserving water reduces water demand and allows more water to remain in the North Santiam River for other municipal water users, fish and wildlife, and recreational users.

The City of Salem can help you conserve water by providing water conservation kits, informational handouts, and more. The City also has "One Inch per Week" water gauges that can be used to prevent over watering your lawn - a typical lawn in Salem only needs one inch of water per week to stay green. If you have questions or concerns about water use and conservation, would like a water conservation kit or water gauge, or would like more information about how you can help conserve water at your home or business, please call the Water Quality Hotline at 503-588-6323.
Fatal Traffic Crash on Lone Star Road in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/11/15
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal traffic crash that occurred in Polk County.

On May 11th around 8:30AM, a passerby came across a single vehicle crash in the 3000 block of Lone Star Road NW. Upon arriving, emergency crews discovered the driver, identified as SHARRY A RAE, 52, of Salem, deceased inside the vehicle.

Preliminary information from investigators indicates that vehicle, a 1998 Toyota Avalon, was traveling eastbound on Lone Star Rd, when for unknown reasons the vehicle began to leave the roadway. It appears RAE overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross the roadway where it rolled onto it's roof.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Polk County Sheriffs Office, Dayton Fire Department, and the Polk County District Attorneys Office. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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Student advisory council seeks Ridgefield volunteers to beautify middle school (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 05/11/15
View Ridge Middle School (from Pioneer Street)
View Ridge Middle School (from Pioneer Street)
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Monday, May 11, 2015-Ridgefield, WA-Students on Ridgefield School District's Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SSAC) invite any and all interested Ridgefield community members to volunteer for a day of service to help beautify the View Ridge Middle School campus on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Community members of all ages are invited to participate as volunteer opportunities of all varieties and skill levels will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. and going until approximately 2:00 p.m. In addition, both breakfast and lunch will be catered by the district's food services.

The Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is made up of 12 student representatives from each of the district's schools who meet each month throughout the school year. The council includes representatives from both elementary school's fourth, fifth and sixth grades as well as a representative from each grade 7-12. "The council was developed with three goals in mind: to give students a voice to advise the superintendent directly, to enhance connectedness among the district's four schools, and to allow the students to create a service project where they could feel they made a difference in the district," explained Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District's Superintendent.

The students on the SSAC developed the idea of beautifying View Ridge Middle School after meeting at the school during one of their regular monthly meetings. Students on the committee pointed out that View Ridge Middle School didn't receive any improvements from the district's recent bond. "When we met at the middle school, I saw all of these different parts of the school both inside and outside which could look better with a little work," explained Jordan Jhaveri, the council's representative of the freshman class. "We felt that improving the school here and there will make middle school students more comfortable with their school and improve their time spent there."

After deciding on View Ridge as the location for their beautification project, the students brainstormed ideas to improve the school. "We discussed ways to make the learning environment better," said Haidyn Woodside, the eighth grade representative on the council. "Improving cosmetic elements inside and outside View Ridge will help students have more pride in their school."

As a result of the council's meeting, Dave Newman, the district's head of maintenance, Chris Griffith, View Ridge Middle School Principal, and Dr. McCann took the students on a walking tour of the school so the students could point out specific areas which could use improvement. "The main focus of this project was to improve the student experience at View Ridge Middle School," explained Tyler Lehnertz, the seventh grade representative on the council.

The day of service held on Saturday, May 30 will include several projects addressing different needs in order to improve the curb appeal of View Ridge Middle School and help the school feel more inviting to students inside, too. Projects include:

* Fabric and bark installed in the school's courtyard
* Fabric and bark added to the east and west sides of the school's library
* Plants and bark installed on the side of the school facing 5th Street
* Sanding and painting of the school's many down spouts
* Irrigation lines and flower beds will be installed on the side of the school facing Pioneer Street

"I am very appreciative and incredibly proud of the work already performed by our SSAC members who identified this project and developed the plan," said McCann. "This is an inter-generational effort: we will spruce up the Pioneer Street and 5th Street sides of the school to enhance curb appeal as well as completing interior projects for current students to enjoy."

Plans include renovations to the stairs on Pioneer Street to commemorate the original Ridgefield High School which existed at the middle school's location until the early 1970s. The stairs themselves will be repaired by a concrete contractor with volunteers painting the retaining walls surrounding the steps. The district is also working on a project at the top of the steps to commemorate the original high school.

The variety of the projects will provide enticing opportunities for community volunteers from all walks of life. "I think it will be a really fun time," said Jhaveri. "We'll all do some good work, and, in the end, help the Ridgefield community by making one of the prime downtown locations, View Ridge Middle School, look more welcoming."

Students have different reasons for participating on the advisory council. "I'm serving on the council to prepare myself for the future as I want to continue participating in community service projects," said Lehnertz. "I think this project is ideal for View Ridge; improving the school will benefit not only our current students, but also new students entering the school each year."

Other students participated so they could have a voice in their schools. "I chose to participate in the advisory council because I appreciate the idea of having a say in what's going on around the school district," said Jhaveri. "Ever since I was little, I've loved doing community service because you get to know people you might not have met otherwise, even if it's just other students from my own school." Woodside agreed with Jhaveri, "I like being able to represent my school and also know what's going on in the community along with our schools."

"I'm very excited for this day of service and I'm also very proud of our students," said McCann. "This project provides a great example of what makes Ridgefield special and what makes our students so special; I'm in awe of their leadership and their desire to give back to their schools and the Ridgefield community."

Community members interested in participating should plan to arrive at View Ridge Middle School on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. with projects taking place until approximately 2:00 p.m. As mentioned previously, both breakfast and lunch with be provided free-of-charge by the district's food services.

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Attached Media Files: View Ridge Middle School (from Pioneer Street) , Plans also include renovating the original high school's stairs which remain a notable fixture on View Ridge's campus , View Ridge will receive new plants and flowerbeds as part of the project , View Ridge's courtyard will receive some special attention as part of the project , Jordan Jhaveri, ninth grade representative, noticed View Ridge could use some cosmetic work , Haidyn Woodside (8th) and Tyler Lehnertz (7th) helped spearhead the beautification project
DOGAMI Governing Board to meet May 15
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 05/11/15
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at DOGAMI's Portland offices, 800 NE Oregon St., Ste 965.

A meeting agenda is available here: http://bit.ly/1J6WRFH

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years to guide DOGAMI's mission and objectives. The Board meets quarterly at sites around the state. As active members of their communities, board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI's mission of providing earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.
MHCC's Serena Burdick Receives Outstanding Student Award from Society of American Foresters (Photo)
Society of American Foresters - 05/11/15
Mount Hood Community College student Serena Burdick receives the Outstanding Community College Student of the Year award at the OSAF annual meeting in Eugene. Left to right: Tim Keith, OSAF Awards Committee co-chair; Matt Krunglevich, OSAF chair; Serena B
Mount Hood Community College student Serena Burdick receives the Outstanding Community College Student of the Year award at the OSAF annual meeting in Eugene. Left to right: Tim Keith, OSAF Awards Committee co-chair; Matt Krunglevich, OSAF chair; Serena B
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Serena Burdick has received the Community College Outstanding Student Award from the Oregon Society of American Foresters. Burdick received the award April 30 at the OSAF Annual Meeting in Eugene.

Burdick is a student in the Forest Resource Technology Program at Mt. Hood Community College. She will graduate with an Associate's of Applied Science degree in Natural Resources Technology: Forest Resources in June 2015. She has served as Vice President of MHCC's Society of American Foresters Student Chapter, where she helped organize volunteer events and fundraisers, and was in charge of correspondence with club members. She has served her community as an active volunteer with SOLVE and the City of Gresham Wildlife and Restoration program.

"Serena has been instrumental in spearheading fund raising for our club this year," said Jason Pinkerton, faculty advisor for the chapter. "Serena does a wonderful job delegating work assignments to her fellow peers. Students trust her, value her leadership skills, and respect her decision making. Her dedication to the students, club and faculty at Mt. Hood will be greatly missed next year and extremely difficult to replace."

As part of the award, Burdick received a $50 donation to MHCC's student chapter in her name. Her name will also be added to a plaque of fellow OSAF Community College Outstanding Student award winners, which will reside at MHCC until next year's OSAF award ceremony.

OSAF and its 15 local chapters represent all segments the forestry profession within the state. The society includes public and private practitioners, researchers, administrators, educators, and forestry students. Its mission is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethics of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.


Attached Media Files: Mount Hood Community College student Serena Burdick receives the Outstanding Community College Student of the Year award at the OSAF annual meeting in Eugene. Left to right: Tim Keith, OSAF Awards Committee co-chair; Matt Krunglevich, OSAF chair; Serena B
Leadership students to provide missing lunches on teacher walkout day
Evergreen Sch. Dist. - 05/11/15
On Wednesday, May 13, students in Evergreen Public Schools will not be in class due to a teacher walkout protesting lack of educational funding progress by the Washington state legislature. Students will make up the missing day with the extension of the school calendar until June 17. However, for Mountain View High School leadership students, they knew there was something some students couldn't make up on Wednesday: access to a school lunch. So they devised a plan to put 150 lunches in the hands of those who need them the most: students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

The sack lunches will be assembled by the Mountain View High School ASB leadership students and handed out at two elementary schools with significant free/reduced lunch populations -Crestline (73%) and Marrion (65%)-that are within the attendance areas of the high school. Lunches will handed out to students at Marrion on Tuesday afternoon, May 12, and at Crestline on Wednesday, May 13 during lunchtime.

Lunches will be assembled Tuesday, May 12 at Mountain View High School with food donated or purchased by the leadership students. The goal is to assemble and provide at least 150 lunches, but more will be made and distributed as donations permit.

For information about the May 13 teacher walkout in Evergreen Public Schools, read the attached letter.

Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.


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Corvallis Police Arrest Male for Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Corvallis Police - 05/11/15
Shortly after 8:00pm, on May 8, 2015, Corvallis Police responded to the 1600 Block of NW Harrison Blvd. for a fight between room-mates that involved a knife. The parties involved were separated when police arrived.

Officers learned the two involved parties, 28 year old Michael Helms and 31 year old Lucas Teer, were arguing over Teer inviting a third male subject to stay at their apartment. When Teer and Helms argued, the situation became heated, and Helms pulled a knife on Teer and his friend two times. Helms was disarmed during the argument, and received a minor cut with his own knife when he was disarmed.

Helms was arrested and charged with one count of Menacing, one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and one count of Disorderly Conduct. Helms was arrested and transported to the Benton County Jail. His bail is currently set at $170,000.

Teer was also arrested and charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct. He was cited and released at the scene.

For a mugshot photo please go to the following link:

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St. Mary's Academy's Marian Singers named OSAA State Choir Champions (Photo)
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 05/11/15
The Marian Singers pose with their first place trophy. Photo credit Maileen Hamto
The Marian Singers pose with their first place trophy. Photo credit Maileen Hamto
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Portland, Ore. - With an almost perfect score, St. Mary's Academy's Marian Singers boldly claimed first place in the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 6A State Choir Championships on Saturday, May 9 at George Fox University. The Marians are the first all-female choir in the history of the competition to be named first in state.

"This is a huge accomplishment, as any state championship is, but as an all-women choir competing against choirs twice our size with tenors and basses, there is something that rings extra special about this win," said St. Mary's Academy's Director of Choral Music Kathy Briggs. "It is one for the record books. It's going to take some time for this to sink in. Out of a score of 100, the three judges awarded us 96, 96, and 97. It honestly astounded me when I saw our scores," she continued.

The Marians' win is not the only notable choral accomplishment to come out of St. Mary's Academy this academic year. Seven St. Mary's Academy students were selected for the Oregon All-State choir and five students were selected for the prestigious All-Northwest Honor Choir. In addition, a quartet from St. Mary's placed second in the Oregon Music Educators Association Ensemble Championships and senior Madison Wray was named OSAA State Solo Music State Champion in the Mezzo-Soprano Voice category earlier this month.

"The incredible accomplishment of the Marians, as well as St. Mary's other vocal performers, speaks not only to the strength of our choir program, but also to the passion and talent of Kathy Briggs. I could not be more proud of our students and program. This is so well deserved," said St. Mary's Academy Principal Kelli Clark.

"The girls are so happy. My heart is full," said Briggs.

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St. Mary's Academy is a Catholic high school for young women located in the heart of downtown Portland that provides a challenging college-preparatory education with a focus on developing the whole person. Founded in 1859 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, St. Mary's Academy is Oregon's oldest continuously operating secondary school and offers a supportive learning environment to a diverse student body from more than 35 cities in urban, suburban and rural Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about St. Mary's Academy, please visit www.stmaryspdx.org.


Attached Media Files: The Marian Singers pose with their first place trophy. Photo credit Maileen Hamto
Oregon Medicaid chief selected as new Hawaii Med-QUEST division administrator
Oregon Health Authority - 05/11/15
Oregon Medicaid chief selected as new Hawaii Med-QUEST division administrator

Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., is a national leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2015

HONOLULU -- The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Judy Mohr Peterson, Ph.D., will join the department as the new Med-QUEST Division (MQD) Administrator. Dr. Mohr Peterson is a nationally-recognized leader in Medicaid, health care transformation and Affordable Care Act implementation.

Dr. Mohr Peterson begins work on July 1, 2015, and will bring 18 years of public health care experience to Hawaii. She has served as Oregon's State Medicaid Director since September 2009 and in that role was an architect of Oregon's successful health system transformation and coverage expansion. During her tenure, local community and primary care increased through coordinated care organizations, which reduced emergency department visits and hospitalizations for chronic conditions for Medicaid clients. Oregon also began publicly reporting on health disparities, believing that is the first step to reducing those disparities and improving health for everyone.

"Dr. Peterson's leadership as Medicaid director in Oregon is ideal for Hawaii as we consider innovations within our own Medicaid programs," says Governor David Y. Ige. "I expect she will work closely with DHS Director Rachael Wong to reshape the culture of government and improve services for our keiki, kupuna, and all Hawaii people."

Throughout her career, Mohr Peterson's work has focused on improving care for people who need it the most. Using the tools available as a major health care purchaser in Oregon, she brought physical, mental and dental services together in a way that puts patients at the center of care.

"I'm excited that Judy is joining the DHS team," says Director Rachael Wong, DrPH. "She brings with her the experience, expertise and passion that align with my vision for the Department and the Med-QUEST Division."

Dr. Mohr Peterson currently sits on the board of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), and she serves as an advisor to the National Organization for State and Local Officials. She also is a contributor to multiple organizations focused on health care delivery system and payment reform. In 2010, Mohr Peterson was named one of six Medicaid Director Fellows in the Robert Wood Johnson's Medicaid Leadership Institute.

Mohr Peterson began her career with Medicaid in 1997. Prior to becoming Medicaid Director, she spent eight years managing the Analysis, Evaluation and Quality Improvement sections for the Oregon Medicaid agency and five years managing caseload forecasting, actuarial services and the Oregon Health Authority budget. Before working for the Oregon Medicaid program, Mohr Peterson evaluated and reported on children's mental health in Texas. She received her Master's degree in Anthropology and Doctoral degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.

"Health care services work best when they are focused on the people we serve," says Mohr Peterson. "I look forward to working with Hawaii communities to help bring new innovations for better health, better care and lower costs for everyone."

Hawaii was one of the first states to implement Medicaid expansion under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The net effect on enrollment was a 10 percent increase (29,836) in the number of benefit recipients between September 2013 and April 2014. More than 320,400 Hawaii residents currently receive health care coverage from the Med-QUEST Division.

The DHS greatly appreciates the service of Acting MQD Administrator, Leslie Tawata, and Acting MQD Assistant Administrator, Patti Bazin, who have provided MQD leadership since February 2014.

For more information about Hawaii Med-QUEST Division programs and services visit the DHS website at www.humanservices.hawaii.gov/mqd.
Fort Vancouver High School celebrates its multicultural community
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 05/11/15
Fort Vancouver High School students and families are invited to attend International Family Night at the school on Friday, May 15. The free event celebrating Fort's multicultural community will take place in the school commons from 5 to 8 p.m. Fort Vancouver High School is located at 5700 E 18th St., Vancouver.

The evening will include a potluck meal and will feature student performances. If able, participants are asked to bring a cultural food to share, however, it is not required. Student performances will include traditional Mexican dances, Moroccan belly dance, the school band, Ukrainian fashion show and national song, African fashion show, raffle and much more.

Fort Vancouver High School will be the site of Vancouver Public Schools new Center for International Studies opening fall 2015. The school-wide magnet is for students in ninth through 12th-grade. The program will feature expanded language offerings and learning opportunities both within the U.S. and internationally. To learn more go to www.vansd.org/choices/cis/.

For more information about International Family Night, please contact Stephanie Colantino, 360-313-4000, or stephanie.colantino@vansd.org.
$10 for a Tower of Power ticket? Bargain of the summer at THPRD on Aug. 15 (Photo)
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District - 05/11/15
Tower of Power has thrilled music fans for the last 50 years. The 10-piece band includes four original members.
Tower of Power has thrilled music fans for the last 50 years. The 10-piece band includes four original members.
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Tower of Power - the iconic 10-piece ensemble that has wowed audiences for nearly 50 years with its soulful, horn-driven sound - will headline THPRD's annual Groovin' on the Grass concert event on Saturday, Aug. 15, 6-8:30 pm. The show will also feature Portland jazz trio Boy and Bean.

Groovin' on the Grass will be staged outdoors on a soccer field at the Howard M. Terpenning Recreation Complex (158th and Walker Rd.) in Beaverton. Gates open at 5 pm.

Tickets will go on sale at 8 am on Friday, May 22, via www.tickettomato.com. General admission tickets are just $10. Early entry tickets, entitling guests to enter the venue at 4 pm (one hour before doors open), are $20. Children under age five will be admitted free. Online sales will continue through Aug. 14.

This Thursday, May 14, subscribers to THPRD's email list will be sent a link that allows them to purchase Groovin' tickets before they go on sale to the general public.

Visitors to www.thprd.org/groovin can click on the "Sign Up!" button before 8 am on Thursday to receive the pre-sale link as well as news, event information and special offers from THPRD.

On the day of the show, general admission tickets can be purchased -- at the venue only -- for $15.

Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase at Groovin' on the Grass, including craft beers from event sponsor Golden Valley Brewery.

Blankets and low beach chairs will be permitted in the main seating area; guests with taller lawn chairs will be asked to occupy the sides and rear of the seating area. Areas will be designated for people who use a wheelchair.

Since 1968, Tower of Power has toured the world, performing what founding member Emilio Castillo describes as "urban soul." The band has earned acclaim with its legendary rhythm section, performing with Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and hundreds of other acclaimed artists during a historic and prolific tenure.

The band - which boasts four founding members in Castillo, Rocco Prestia, Stephen Kupka, and David Garibaldi - has released 18 studio albums and continues to tour nationally and internationally.

Boy and Bean delights audiences with Depression-era swing and jazz standards, covering artists such as Billie Holliday, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, The trio - Amber Short, Luke Short and Andrew Jones - is a fixture at Portland-area venues.

For more information on Groovin' on the Grass, visit www.thprd.org/groovin.

About THPRD

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving 230,000 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, more than 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.

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Attached Media Files: Tower of Power has thrilled music fans for the last 50 years. The 10-piece band includes four original members.
Early Morning Fatal Crash in Rural McMinnville (Photo)
Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/15
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On Monday, May 11th, at approximately 3:22 a.m. the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle, rollover crash the 15000 block of NW Baker Creek Road in rural McMinnville. Upon arrival, deputies determined the driver was deceased and a second subject had sustained serious injuries. A third subject, also injured, was found walking down Baker Creek Road by deputies a short time later.

The passengers were identified as 19 year old Dylan Nymeyer and 20 year old Mitchel Graham. The deceased driver was identified as 20 year old Parker Wold. Graham was transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center by ambulance and Nymeyer was flown to a Portland hospital via Life Flight. All three subjects involved in the crash are residents of McMinnville.

The Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team (MATT) was activated to investigate the crash. The case is ongoing at this time; however, initial indications are that speed and alcohol may have been factors.

"These types of crashes are always hard to cope with because they are so preventable." said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "Initial indicators show alcohol may have been a factor. I hope with high school graduations looming, that this unfortunate incident will be a reminder for young folks in our community to celebrate safely."

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Todd Steele at 503-434-7506 or steelet@co.yamhill.or.us.


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Community Foundation Luncheon Scheduled for June 2 (Photo)
Community Foundation for Southwest Washington - 05/11/15
The Foundation's Annual Luncheon is widely regarded as southwest Washington's premier celebration of philanthropy.
The Foundation's Annual Luncheon is widely regarded as southwest Washington's premier celebration of philanthropy.
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Vancouver, Wash., May 11, 2015 -- The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is hosting its 2015 Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The event will begin with some social time before transitioning into the lunch and awards presentation from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tickets to the non-fundraising event are $50 per guest and are available for purchase online at www.cfsww.org or by calling 360-694-2550.

The awards ceremony will honor Bob and Sharon Lewis, the 2015 Philanthropists of the Year, for their transformational financial contributions and community service. In addition, local law office Pabst Holland & Reynolds, PLLC will receive the Friend of the Foundation award in recognition of the firm's professional support in promoting philanthropy throughout southwest Washington. David and Diane Difford will also receive a Lifetime of Giving Award to acknowledge the noteworthy, long-term investments the couple has made in community philanthropy.

This year's program will feature a keynote by Lynda Coates, a speaker and trainer with Communication Across Barriers, a national consulting firm that works to improve opportunities for people in poverty. She was born into poverty and homelessness herself and became the first person in her family to graduate from high school. With the help of mentors and resources, Lynda was able to further her education and earn a Master's Degree in communications.

In addition, the program will explore the many ways individuals and organizations can go beyond giving to create greater impact in the community. Gold-level sponsors Leslie Durst, Heritage Bank, the Patricia & David Nierenberg Family Fund and Vancouver Energy have provided generous support for the event, which is widely regarded as southwest Washington's premier annual celebration of philanthropy.

About the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
Established in 1984, the Community Foundation helps southwest Washingtonians build a more vibrant community by inspiring investments in local philanthropy. The Foundation holds more than 290 distinct funds, which are actively invested to generate growth and income for granting purposes. Governed by an esteemed volunteer Board, the Community Foundation offers benefits and services to donors, nonprofits and the community at large. Learn more at www.cfsww.org.


Attached Media Files: The Foundation's Annual Luncheon is widely regarded as southwest Washington's premier celebration of philanthropy.
Find my iPhone App Helps Police Find a Burglary Suspect (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 05/11/15
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On Monday May 11, 2015, at 2:26 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a man smashed a window at the Sprint Store, located at 8136 Southeast Foster Road.

Officers arrived in the area and checked the store, but the suspect had already fled the area. The store manager responded and, along with police, reviewed surveillance video which showed the suspect stealing three iPhones.

At approximately 4:22 a.m., the manager alerted police that he was tracking one of the stolen phones using the Find My iPhone App.

The manager was able to provide real-time information to East Precinct officers about the phone's location, which resulted in officers locating the suspect, who attempted to run away but was quickly captured. Officers recovered the three stolen phones from the suspect.

The suspect, 24-year-old Joseph Russell Anderson, was arrested for Burglary in the Second Degree, along with outstanding parole violation warrants, and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He will be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Tigard Firefighters Host Open House of Remodeled Station 51 (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/11/15
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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will host a community open house and provide tours of the newly remodeled Station 51 in Tigard.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station, which is located in the heart of downtown at 8935 S.W. Burnham St.

The public is invited to check out the expanded facility, learn about TVF&R's Technical Rescue Team that responds to calls out of the station, meet the fire chief and the crews of Truck 51 and Heavy Rescue 51, and enjoy refreshments.

Young visitors will also have an opportunity to spray a fire hose and go through the District's Fire Safety House.

Station 51 was remodeled to correct operational and safety deficiencies of the original building constructed in 1993.

Improvements to the building included seismic upgrades to reinforce the facility, ensuring emergency response following a major earthquake and compliance with state laws and local building codes; installation of an interior sprinkler system; and the addition of accommodations for female firefighters.

The project also expanded the facility to provide more space to store the specialized equipment firefighters use for trench rescues, major motor vehicle crashes, and other complex incidents.

The $1.3 million project was one of many funded by the November 2006 voter-approved $77.5 million general obligation bond for capital improvements across the District's 210-square-mile service area.


Attached Media Files: TVF&R firefighters welcome the public
Magazine ranks Wells Fargo among top firms in US for diversity (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 05/11/15
Tracy Curtis, Wells Fargo regional president for Oregon and S.W. Washington
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DiversityInc magazine has ranked Wells Fargo as the number one company in the nation for LGBT employees.

The New York-based publication also ranked Wells Fargo seventh on its list of Top 10 Companies for veterans, and 11th on its list for diversity overall (the highest ranking of any bank).

The magazine announced the rankings at its recent annual awards dinner in New York City, attended by more than 900 senior executives from 50 Fortune 100 companies from across the country. For the entire Top 50 list, go to http://www.diversityinc.com/top50.

"Diversity and inclusion are among our five core values as a company," said Tracy Curtis of Portland, Wells Fargo regional president for Oregon and S.W. Washington. "We value and support diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization."

Wells Fargo moved up six spots on the overall list from last year "because of its innovative talent development initiative that has increased its diverse pipeline as well as marketplace outreach," said DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti.

"Under the leadership of Chairman, President and CEO John Stumpf, and EVP and Head of Enterprise D&I Jimmie Paschall, the company has increased its tremendous outreach to underserved communities, especially veterans, the LGBT, and disabilities communities," said Visconti.

DiversityInc Top 50 companies have significantly more diversity than average American corporations. Compared with EEOC statistics, the Top 50 companies have 20 percent more Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in management, and 13 percent more women.

CNBC covered the DiversityInc Top 50 event and provided the stock market econometric evaluation.

"The Top 50 list outperformed the market on a short and long-term basis - which has been the case over the past several years. This shows evidence of the link between excellence in diversity management and superior corporate governance," said Visconti.

Any company with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees is eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete in the rankings. Each company's rank is based on objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey.

The four equally weighted areas of measurement include talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO/leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.

About DiversityInc
DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations; 12,500 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com); and mobile banking. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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Attached Media Files: Tracy Curtis, Wells Fargo regional president for Oregon and S.W. Washington
'Memorial Highway Sign' unveiled for fallen Deputy Jimmy Shoop; to be posted where he died in 1981 (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/11/15
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In a special ceremony in Salem on Tuesday, May 5, ODOT and the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust unveiled a Memorial Highway Sign for Clackamas County Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop (1947-1981). Deputy Shoop died in the line of duty on November 7, 1981, when his patrol car was rammed by a drunk driver while Shoop was responding to an accident.

A photo of the memorial highway sign is attached. It will be posted on Orient Drive, where Deputy Shoop died.

Video of testimony in support of Oregon House Concurrent Resolution 4 -- which led to creation of the sign -- can be found here, along with an interview by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts of Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland: https://youtu.be/ujS_dkBFyPY

You can learn more about the resolution here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HCR4

A "Survivor's Luncheon" for family members and sign-presentation ceremony were held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem on Tuesday, May 5, as part of a larger Law Enforcement Memorial observance. Among those in attendance during the day were Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland, Jimmy Shoop's youngest child Ryan Shoop, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Chair Mary Nunnenkamp, our Honor Guard, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse.

Photos from the day are attached.

Deputy Shoop is also honored with a memorial bench at the Sheriff's Office North Station and a Marine Unit patrol boat christened in his memory. A photo of the boat is attached.

The remembrance will continue this week at the annual Clackamas Law Enforcement Memorial service -- set for Wednesday May 13 at 1 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Brooks Building (9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015). Attendees will honor fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors for all agencies in Clackamas County. Media outlets can contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson if they'd like to cover the May 13 ceremony.

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National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on Healthy Communities May 10-16
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 05/11/15
Lake Oswego, Ore. (May 11, 2015) --- Oregon's community hospitals are celebrating National Hospital Week May 10-16 by applauding the dedicated individuals - physicians, nurses, therapists, volunteers, food service workers, and so many more - who help keep their communities healthy everyday.

A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.

"National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of community," said Andy Van Pelt, executive vice president of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. "We're extremely proud of Oregon's hospitals and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to patients in their communities."

In addition to being a major health care provider, Oregon hospitals support the community by contributing to the local economy through jobs, providing charity and uncompensated care to help individuals who cannot afford to pay for the care they receive, and supporting important community programs and wellness initiatives.

In fact, this year Oregon hospitals pledged to keep their community benefit levels up during a time when charity care is dropping as more patients join the ranks of the insured because of Medicaid expansion. In Oregon, "community benefit" is defined as health care-related services that nonprofit hospitals provide without the expectation of compensation. These services include (but are not limited to):

--Health services to vulnerable or underserved people
--Financial or in-kind support for public health programs
--Health education, health screenings, and prevention services
--Medical research and health professions education
--Community-building activities such as neighborhood revitalization projects, or workforce development programs

In 2013, Oregon hospitals provided more than $1.9 billion in contributions to their communities, while providing care for 336,153 inpatient visits, more than 9.9 million outpatient visits, and more than 1.2 million emergency room visits. These numbers reflect the most recent data available through the Oregon Health Authority.

"Oregon hospitals are more than just health care providers," continued Van Pelt. "They are neighbors, family members and friends. That is what our hospitals are all about: caring for people and communities by providing the high-quality health care they deserve and need."

The nation's largest health care event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.

Follow your community hospital through the website www.myoregonhospital.org.

About OAHHS: Founded in 1934, OAHHS is a statewide, nonprofit trade association that works closely with local and national government leaders, business and citizen coalitions, and other professional health care organizations to enhance and promote community health and to continue improving Oregon's innovative health care delivery system.
Rock the Block returns to Gresham's Rockwood neighborhood
City of Gresham - 05/11/15
GRESHAM, OR - The best family block party in East County is back. Rock the Block, Rockwood's family fun celebration, opens for the third year May 29-30 at Plaza del Sol, located at 18535 SE Stark Street in Gresham.

Come to the Feast of Nations, meet the Rose Festival Court and cheer llamas, dancers and our kids in the Kids' Parade.

Great summer reading is the theme, with every child receiving a book and families getting ideas and support to help kids read over the summer.

The event is free and open to all.

Rock the Block 2015 is brought to you by Pathfinders of Oregon, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham. They are working in partnership with social service organizations, schools, citizens and businesses on the Plaza del Sol.

Special guests include Former Trailblazer Brian Grant, award-winning author Mitchell Jackson and the Portland Rose Festival princesses along with more than 40 booths and 60 organizations.

Friday, May 29 Highlights:

* Feast of Nations, 6:30 p.m. free community meal featuring award-winning author Mitchell Jackson.
* Rockwood Farmers Market, 3 p.m. to 7.p.m.
* Community partner booths, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Music and children's activities, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 30 Highlights:

* The Kids' Parade, noon. Children should gather at the Plaza del Sol to receive leis, noisemakers, rainbow ribbon hand kites made by Center for Family Success parents and other fun items. Featured guests are Rojo and Smokey the therapy llamas, SEI Dancers, Boy Scouts, Taekwondo demonstrations, Tongan dancers and more.
* Free Kids' Lunch, 12:30 p.m.
* Community partner booths, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Music and children's activities, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check us out on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RockwoodNation!

Pathfinders of Oregon is a 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to break the cycle of criminality. Pathfinders has taught programs within the Oregon Department of Corrections for more than 20 years. In the community, it offers programs to families impacted by the criminal justice system through its Center for Family Success in Rockwood.
Oregon Fire Service Museum Receives Donated Fire Engine (Photo)
Oregon Fire Service Museum - 05/11/15
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The Oregon Fire Service Museum has been selected as the recipient of a 1954 Crown fire engine recently retired from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue in The Dalles. Except for a brief period when it was returned to the Crown Coach Co. factory for modernization, the "Firecoach" was in continuous service in The Dalles from 1954 to 2014, an amazing 60 years. The Crown fire engine factory was located in Los Angeles and manufactured fire engines from 1951 to 1985. The Dalles' Engine #3 was the first of the company's trucks to be sold in Oregon and was followed by many more. The transfer of the fire engine will take place at the NW Fire Expo in Portland on May 15-16.

For more information please contact Stan Parker at 541-981-1050 or Greg Musil at 541-554-0669


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Storage Building Ignites... and is Quickly Extinguished (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 05/11/15
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At just after 1:00 on May 11th a garage fire was reported at 1425 24th Ave in Longview. Initial reports indicated the fire was burning in a garage and spreading to a fence.
Crews arrived and found a small 8 X 8 shed type outbuilding in the alley fully involved in fire spreading to a garage. The fire was quickly extinguished before spreading to the garage which was detached from the home.
Damage to the shed and garage are estimated at $3500.00. The fire is under investigation. The homeowners were home and asleep at the time of the fire. They were alerted by a neighbor ringing their doorbell. There were no injuries reported.
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Attached Media Files: Extinguishing the Fire , Overhauling the Fire , Firefighter
05/10/15
Woman arrested on Multiple Charges following Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/10/15
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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Early this morning a woman was arrested after causing a two-vehicle crash. One person was injured in the crash. The suspect was charged with multiple charges including assault and resisting arrest.

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, at about 1:13 a.m., a Sheriff's deputy witnessed a crash at the intersection of Kruse Way and the off-ramp from I5 South. The victim's car, a 2004 Chevy four door, was leaving Hwy 217 South and proceeding through the intersection to Kruse Way when it was struck on the driver side by the suspect's 1999 Acura TL. The suspect was traveling south on the off-ramp from I5 south.

The victim's car was occupied by three males, the driver Pedro Trujillo (37), the front passenger Juan Trujillo (24), and the rear-driver-side passenger Elias Trujillo (56) all from Portland. The suspect vehicle was driven by Hailey Elden (21) from Tigard.

Deputies believe that Ms. Elden ran the red light and struck the other car. When deputies contacted her they quickly suspected that she was under the influence of something that was impairing her ability to drive. She was arrested and they later determined that she had given them a false name. She was taken to an area hospital where she was treated and released. When the deputies attempted to take her to jail from the hospital she fought with them. No one was injured.

Elias Trujillo had to be extricated from the rear of the car by TVF&R personnel. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital. He has since been released from the hospital. No one else was injured in the crash.

Ms. Elden was charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, Assault IV, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin), Resisting Arrest, False Information to Police, and a warrant for Failure to Appear in court on a previous heroin charge.


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Skamania County Emergency Medical Services respond to multiple emergencies at Dog Mountain (Photo)
Skamania Co. EMS and Rescue - 05/10/15
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Home Valley, WA May 10, 2015: Skamania County Emergency Medical Services responded to four calls at the Dog Mountain Trail over the last two weekends. On Saturday May 2nd at 12:25 p.m. crews were dispatched for an injured hiker 3.5 miles up the trail. The adult female was transported to the hospital with an ankle injury. On Saturday May 9th at 5:13p.m. crews were dispatched up the Dog Mountain Trail for a hiker with a medical condition. The patient was descending the trail but still approx. 1 mile up from the trailhead, the adult male received medical intervention and was able to trek the remaining portion of the trail. On Sunday May 10th at 1:26p.m. crews were again dispatched for an injured hiker at the top of the Dog Mountain Trail. Moments later crews were also dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at M.P. 54 on S.R. 14 (the site of a recent fatality collision) just next to the Dog Mountain parking lot and trail head. Crews responded with multiple apparatus and assisted the 5 occupants from the three car collision. All occupants were evaluated and treated by medical personnel for minor injuries and released. After the MVC was cleared crew members began up the trail to assist the hiker. The injured hiker, an adult female, was to the south of the meadow approx. 3.5 miles up the steep trail. A helicopter transferred the patient to awaiting crews at Home Valley Park and the patient was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest by ambulance for an ankle injury. SCFD #1, Wind River Search and Rescue, Silver Star Search and Rescue and SCSO were also on scene.
Dog Mountain Trail is a popular destination this time of year due to the spring flowers that bloom in the meadow. SCEMS would like to remind everyone that the meadow, while beautiful, is at an elevation gain of 2800 feet from the trailhead; the trail is difficult if not dangerous and should only be trekked by experienced prepared hikers. Rescue operations while performed with the use of multiple volunteer organizations are expensive and timely.


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Donate to Help Assist Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif, CCSO (Photo)
Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation - 05/10/15
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Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, suffered severe trauma to his leg when he and the Sheriff's Office motorcycle he was riding were struck by an on-coming vehicle. Robby's condition at OHSU has been changed from Critical to Serious. The nature of the injury may require an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.

If you would like to assist the Benevolent Foundation to assist Deputy Nashif during this time, please consider making a donation.

The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is prepared to assist Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to help us help him, please make a donation at any branch of the Clackamas Federal Credit Union.

Locations for CFCU can be found on-line by clicking on this link: https://www.clackamasfcu.org/About/Locations

Be sure to let the teller know that the donation is for the CCPOBF to help Deputy Robby Nashif. Or you can mail a check to CCPOBF, PO Box 678, Clackamas, Oregon 97015. Make your check out to CCPOBF with "Deputy Sheriff Robby Nashif" in the memo line.

The CCPOBF is a volunteer run organization and currently assesses no administrative fees from donations.

The CCPOBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. A receipt will be sent to those donations received by mail.


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UPDATE: Bicyclist Critically Injured in Crash on Powell Boulevard in Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 05/10/15
The injured bicycle rider has been identified as 22-year-old Alistair Stephen Corkett. He was stabilized at a Portland hospital and is expected to survive his traumatic injuries.

The driver of the pick-up, 42-year-old Barry Scott Allen, was detained and released as the investigation continues. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be given to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

The intersection was reopened to all traffic at approximately 2:00 p.m.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Sunday May 10, 2015, at 9:52 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a man riding a bicycle had a leg severed after being struck by a man driving a pick-up truck.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the injured man in his 20s. The victim has been transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries. Several passersby stopped to provide medical aid until paramedics arrived at the scene.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and has been detained by police for further investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that the truck driver was northbound on 26th Avenue and the bicycle rider and a friend were riding southbound on 26th Avenue. The truck driver turned left in front of the bicycle riders, colliding with the victim.

The Traffic Division's Major Crash Team has responded to the scene to investigate the crash.

The intersection of Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell Boulevard will be closed to all traffic for several hours as a result of this investigation.

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Death Investigation Of Inmate From Baker County Jail Continuing
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/10/15
The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Baker County District Attorney's Office is continuing its investigation into the death of an inmate from the Baker County Jail.

Preliminary information is that on May 9th, 2015 at about 3:30PM, Baker County Jail Staff became aware that inmate JOSHUA G PANTLE, 28, was having medical issues. Jail staff began medical care on PANTLE and he was transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday with the State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released at a later time.
Walgreen burglars apprehended
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/10/15
On 05/10/2015 at approximately 0309 hours, CCSO deputies were dispatched to Walgreen's located at 8511 NE 162ND ave for a burglary in progress. Local Walgreen pharmacies have been the target of several recent burglaries in the Clark County area. With the assistance of video surveillance and a GPS tracker, CCSO deputies were able to locate and detain three suspects. The three subjects were identified as Robert R. Cramer 23, Jeffery A Fuller 38, and Rachel D. Proper 42. The investigation is currently being handled by the Clark County Sheriff's Office Tactical Detective's Unit.
05/09/15
Shattering Stigma: A Mental Health Conference in Portland uniting communities of faith
Returning Veterans Project - 05/09/15
Shattering Stigma: Mental Health & Faith Communities is a conference being held on May 16 at Montavilla United Methodist Church to equip faith communities to be welcoming places of safety and sanctuary for people experiencing mental health challenges and their families, to support faith communities to know where and what resources are available, to connect each of us more deeply with our spiritual selves, and to integrate spiritual and mental health. The event runs from 2-8 pm. Advance registration of $30 is required, please contact Kris Moore at kmoore@folktime.org for more information. For more information see the attached press release


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***UPDATE*** Motorcycle - Passenger Vehicle Crash on HWY 99E Near MP in Marion County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/09/15
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Preliminary information from troopers involved in the investigation indicates that on May 9, 2015 at about 11:24AM, a two vehicle crash occurred on HWY 99E just south of Hubbard. It was determined both vehicles were traveling southbound on HWY 99E when a 2015 Ford Taurus operated by NASEEM FADAYEL, 26, of Fairfield, CA attempted to make a u-turn. JOHN KIENLEN, 24, of Woodburn who was operating a 2008 Kawasaki Motorcycle struck the front left corner of the Ford Taurus.

KIENLEN was ejected and landed off the roadway in a grassy area. KIENLEN was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

FADAYEL was issued a citation for Illegal U-Turn. The crash caused traffic delays for almost an hour until the vehicles were removed. OSP was assisted by Hubbard Police, Woodburn Police and the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

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Previous Release:
MOTORCYCLE - PASSENGER VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 99E NEAR MP 30 IN MARION COUNTY

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on scene of a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on HWY 99E near milepost 30 in Marion County (just north of Hubbard). The motorcycle rider was transported to a Salem Area Hospital. Both directions of travel are closed as troopers conduct the investigation. Watch for emergency crews working in the area. Check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.


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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's team up for National Women Build Week (Photo)
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 05/09/15
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Vancouver WA, (05/09/15) - Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers were among more than fifteen volunteers to join Evergreen Habitat today to help build affordable housing in the Clark County area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

Volunteers worked to insulate and wrap the exterior as well as install windows and roofing materials on a home that currently sits at Mountain View High School. This home will eventually be transported to its final foundation. Future homeowner, Christi Tandberg was on site and stood in awe as she watched her first window go in. "It's been amazing to watch each stage of the house being built" Christi mentions as she works alongside a full crew of women.

National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. Across the nation, more than 15,000 women are expected to volunteer at Habitat construction sites this week to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.

Lowe's helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 and each year provides the support of Lowe's Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.

"National Women Build Week has made a difference in the lives of thousands of families since its inception," said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe's director of community relations. "We're grateful to all the women in Clark County who got involved this week and were part of something bigger with Lowe's and Habitat."

Lowe's donated nearly $2 million to this year's National Women Build Week, including a $5,000 store gift card to Evergreen Habitat for Humanity. National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe's national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Since 2003, Lowe's has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped more than 4,000 families improve their living conditions.

Habitat's Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities. Since the program was created in 1998, more than 2,300 homes have been built in partnership with low-income families using Women Build crews.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program and to learn about Women Build events in communities across the U.S. year-round, visit Habitat.org/wb or the Women Build tab on http://www.facebook.com/habitat.

About Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building and renovating houses. Our ultimate goal is to help eliminate poverty housing from Clark County by building adequate and decent houses. We strive to put adequate shelter in the hearts and on the minds of people in such a way that it moves them to action.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

About Lowe's in the Community
Lowe's, a FORTUNE(R) 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.


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Motorcycle - Passenger Vehicle Crash on Hwy 99E Near MP 30 In Marion County
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/09/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on scene of a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on HWY 99E near milepost 30 in Marion County (just north of Hubbard). The motorcycle rider was transported to a Salem Area Hospital. Both directions of travel are closed as troopers conduct the investigation. Watch for emergency crews working in the area. Check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.

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TODAY: Local Nurseries Donate to Gresham Plant Sale, Proceeds Benefit Programs for Low-Income Families
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 05/09/15
WHO: The Salvation Army, local gardeners

WHAT: 24th Annual Plant Sale where all proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's work in East Multnomah County! All plants are donated from local nurseries, so the selection is sure to be exciting and unique!

WHEN: Saturday, May 9th, 2015, 7am-4pm

WHERE: East Hill Church (at 50 NW 5th St., Gresham, OR 97030)

WHY: For those who garden, Spring means a time for growth and a sense of peace as they care for the new plants they have planted. All year long, The Salvation Army is caring for youth and families in need in the community, encouraging personal growth and success. This plant sale is all about the community coming together to help their neighbors in need and give them the opportunity to grow. Since everything is donated, all proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's social service programs in East Multnomah County! Why not start your landscaping and help out your community all in one day? All plants are donated from local nurseries, so the selection is top-notch, and there will be several onsite plant specialists available to answer any questions.


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Grow Your Garden at the 24th Annual Plant Sale
Benefitting The Salvation Army Gresham Corps

(Portland, OR) April 15, 2015 - April showers bring May flowers to the 24th Annual Plant Sale with The Salvation Army Gresham Corps -just in time for Mother's Day! On Saturday, May 9th, 2015, head over to East Hill Church (at 50 NW 5th St., Gresham, OR 97030) from 7am until 4pm to take advantage of the low prices on high quality local nursery stock, including trees and shrubs for decorative landscaping. There will also be several onsite plant specialists at the sale willing to answer any questions you may have. All plants are donated from local nurseries, so the selection is sure to be exciting and unique! The money raised supports the operations of the Gresham Corps and Family Services.

Be sure to swing by the East Hill Church, located at 50 NW 5th St., Gresham, OR 97030, from 7am-4pm on May 9th to get your spring garden started!

For more information on the plant sale, contact Marcia McQuade at 503.661.8972 x207.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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**UPDATE** Robbery / Kidnapping outside Dallas in Polk County
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/09/15
***UPDATE*** - 05/08/15 - Subject Arrested

On 05/08/15 at about 2:30 pm the Oregon State Police and the Coos County Sheriff's Office located and arrested Maura Olsson stemming from the incident on the prior day that Polk County Deputies responded to on Bridgeport Rd, which is south of Dallas in rural Polk County. Maura Olsson was arrested near the city of Coquille. Polk County deputies responded to the Coos County area and took custody of Maura and transported her to the Polk County Jail where she was lodged and charged with the following: Kidnapping II, Robbery I, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a weapon, Theft I, Pointing a firearm at another. Her bail is $130,000.

On 5-7-2015 at about 3:15 p.m. deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a woman calling for help in the roadway near 16575 Bridgeport Road outside Dallas. The woman was reported to have duct tape over her mouth and wrapped around her head. The woman, who was later identified as Karen Pangburn, reported that her daughter, Maura Olsson, had taken her at shotgun point from her travel trailer in the back yard of the above listed residence into the main residence, where Maura lives with her husband and their two boys. Karen reported that Maura then duct taped her to a chair in the dining room and struck her in the back of the head with the shotgun.

Karen reported that Maura stole $1,000.00 in cash from her trailer, a cell phone and then stole her green 1997 Toyota Camry bearing Oregon Plate 975EJS. The shotgun used in the robbery was located and seized from within the residence. PCSO is currently looking for Maura and the green Toyota. Anyone with information on where either the vehicle or Maura can be located is encouraged to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 503-623-9251 or 911.

Family indicates that Maura may be headed to the California area.


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05/08/15
Red Cross Responds to Salem Multi-Family Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/08/15
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is assisting four adults displaced by a multi-family residential fire May 8 in the 4400 block of Durbin Ave SE in Salem, Marion County.

The Red Cross provided assistance for food, lodging, and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Driver Dies after driving his Car off the Road (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 05/08/15
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Friday, May 08, 2015

Tonight, a man driving west on NW Gales Creek Road failed to negotiate a turn and crashed his car. The car rolled and the driver died at the scene.

On Friday, May 08, 2015, at about 6:45 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene of a vehicle crash on NW Gales Creek Road and NW Sargent Road in unincorporated Washington County.

When Deputies arrived they found a vehicle in a field on the south side of the road. The Driver, 53-year-old Steven Vincent Gorretta from Forest Grove, was deceased at the scene of the crash. Mr. Gorretta was driving west on NW Gales Creek Rd when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

Deputies said Mr. Gorretta was not wearing a seat belt and was killed when the car rolled. He was driving a maroon 1970 Ford Mustang.

Investigators from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) are conducting the investigation into the crash.


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TVF&R Firefighters Extinguish Structure Fires on SW 209th Avenue in Aloha (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/08/15
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At 6:35 p.m., multiple calls to 9-1-1 indicated that two structures were on fire at SW Parker Court and SW 209th Avenue in Aloha. Firefighters observed a thick column of black smoke rising from the property as they responded. One caller reported that the heat was so intense, she felt it radiate through her vehicle as she passed by the scene.

Firefighters from Engine 92, based out of TVF&R's Aloha Station 62, arrived within four minutes of dispatch to find what appeared to be an abandoned building fully involved in fire, which had extended to a 20 foot x 40 foot outbuilding and trees that surrounded the property. They initiated a defensive fire attack. The fire was brought under control within eight minutes of firefighters' arrival.

The structures were reported to have been built in the 1920's and have been used for storage by the property owners for many years. Neither structure was served by utilities. Damage is such that an immediate area of origin or fire cause has not been determined by a TVF&R fire investigator at this time. Both buildings are considered a complete loss.

Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to this incident to provide mutual aid. Washington County Sheriff's Office also responded to provide traffic control during the incident response.


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Fighting for Justice Together, an Evening with Jennifer Thompson"
Oregon Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 05/08/15
Fighting for Justice Together, an Evening with Jennifer Thompson"

On behalf of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon Innocence Project and the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, we invite you to join us for a special evening to hear criminal justice advocate Jennifer Thompson.

Jennifer Thompson's strong convictions about criminal justice reform and forgiveness were born of a brutal rape she suffered as a twenty-two year old college student. Her compelling testimony sent a young man to a life term in prison for a crime he did not commit. That man, Ronald Cotton, was eventually freed by DNA after spending more than 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Their joint memoir, Picking Cotton, recounts their journeys and the tragedy that brought them together. Jennifer is a compelling speaker and a remarkable person.

While our organizations won't always agree on policies and legislation, we do share a common and unwavering commitment to seek justice and to address wrongful conviction where it exists. We are pleased to join together to bring Jennifer Thompson to Oregon.

In addition to Ms. Thompson, other speakers will include: Jeff Howes, Multnomah County District Attroney's Office, Steve Wax, Oregon Innocence Project and Chief John Teague, Keizer Police Department. All speakers and organizations will be available to answer questions from the press.

Here are the details regarding the evening event:

Date: Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon Public Safety Academy
Hall of Heroes
4190 Aumsville Hwy
Salem, Oregon
Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Afternoon Residential Fire in Wilsonville (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 05/08/15
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At 3:05 pm, firefighters responded to reports of a large volume of fire on the front deck of a mobile home at 10660 SW Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville. A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived first on scene and was told by neighbors that two occupants may be inside the home - a woman and a child. The deputy began checking for occupants but it was determined that nobody was home at the time of the fire. Upon arrival, firefighters extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading from the deck to the inside of the home.

A TVF&R fire investigator responded to the scene and, after examining material evidence, determined that the most probable cause of the fire was the result of smoking materials that were improperly discarded in a terra-cotta planting pot partially filled with combustible materials. The pot was on a plastic table and it appears that once the fire started, the pot broke and fire spread to the table and wood deck below.

TVF&R urges citizens to dispose of smoking materials properly.

* Don't put cigarettes out in landscaping, barkdust, or potted plants. Potting soil is an organic material and has the potential to ignite.
* The best option for ensuring complete extinguishment of smoking materials is to smother them with water in a metal container.
* Don't let cigarette butts pile up - the materials are combustible and may smolder for several hours before causing a fire.
* Don't toss your smoking materials out on the roadway or into landscaping.


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Possible IRS Phone Scam
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 05/08/15
Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports today at 3:27 P.M. a Linn County citizen reported receiving a phone call, in which the caller stated they were from the IRS demanding they pay their taxes or they would be arrested. The citizen described the caller as having a foreign accent and stated Caller ID showed the caller's phone number as 541-967-3950, which is the business number to the Linn County Sheriff's Office. She avoided becoming a victim by calling the Sheriff's Office to verify this call before giving the scammer any information or money.

Undersheriff Yon would like to remind people that neither the IRS, nor any law enforcement agency including the Linn County Sheriff's Office, will ever call demanding money in lieu of being arrested. He would also like citizens to be aware scam artists can use computer programs and cell phone apps to show a fake number on unsuspecting victim's Caller ID.

Please do not send money or give anyone your personal information at any time without thoroughly verifying who the caller is. One way to do this is to ask for the caller's agency or company name, find a number for customer service, and call to make sure the request was legitimate.
Red Cross Assisting After Fires in Hillsboro and Washougal
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 05/08/15
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is providing immediate emergency assistance for two families after May 8 residential fires in Washington County, Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

Four adults and five children were displaced by a single-family fire in the 3700 block of T Circle in Washougal, Clark County. The Red Cross provided help with lodging, clothing, stuffed animals, recovery information, Disaster Mental Health and Disaster Health Services.

Two adults and five pets were displaced by a single-family fire in the 1400 block of Cornell Road in Hillsboro, Washington County. The Red Cross provided lodging, food and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Yacolt Teachers Reach for Chromebooks to Teach Reading (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 05/08/15
Yacolt third graders Jordan Powell (left) and Wyatt Johnston work with teacher Jennifer Bucher on reading informational texts.
Yacolt third graders Jordan Powell (left) and Wyatt Johnston work with teacher Jennifer Bucher on reading informational texts.
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The state may set the standards for what students must learn at each grade level, but teachers have the responsibility to determine how they're going to teach those standards. At Yacolt Primary School, the third grade teachers have developed a method for teaching the Washington learning standards for reading informational text that incorporates technology into the lessons and provides a tool for evaluating student growth.

The teachers are using Chromebooks and Google applications to help students ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for their answers.

A typical lesson requires students to read a passage of text in Google documents and then answer questions about the text in Google Forms. Yacolt's third grade teachers formatted the lessons so that they resemble English language arts portions of Smarter Balanced Assessments. Students' responses automatically populate a spreadsheet in Google Sheets, and teachers evaluate their students' answers based on a rubric that the teachers created during time set aside for collaboration. When Yacolt's third grade teachers enter grades in Google Classroom, students can see them.

The teachers' goal is twofold: 1. they are teaching the standard in a format that lets students learn how to use the same technology used in businesses and familiarizes students with tools they will use for state testing, and 2. teachers have zeroed in on reading informational text as a way to analyze student achievement and make adjustments to their teaching based on what student needs.

"We have taken the things we normally teach and integrated it with the technology," said Jennifer Bucher, a third grade teacher at Yacolt. "Students get used to reading on the screen and taking notes using the keyboard."

Teachers across the Battle Ground Public Schools have access to Google applications and can check out Chromebooks on which students can do the work. Teachers also have access to BGPS Tech Training, which provides classes and resources to teachers who want to learn how to implement these tools into their lessons.

"It's great," said Yacolt third grade teacher Nancy Barney. "Students are doing complete projects on the Chromebooks, from reading and taking notes to writing and sharing their work with other kids in class."


Attached Media Files: Yacolt third graders Jordan Powell (left) and Wyatt Johnston work with teacher Jennifer Bucher on reading informational texts.
Ramon Pena-Cornelio Pleads Guilty To Woodburn Murder
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 05/08/15
Today, before the Honorable Jamese Rhoades, Ramon Pena-Cornelio, 21, plead guilty and was sentenced for the murder of Ricardo Hernandez, 18. After accepting the defendant's plea, Judge Rhoades found the defendant in violation of his probation on a previous conviction for Burglary in the Second Degree. For the crime of Murder he was sentenced to the presumptive sentence of life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum of 25 years before he is eligible for parole. For the probation violation he was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 6 months with a post-prison term of 12 months, which was ordered to be served concurrently.

On February 6, 2014, Woodburn Police responded to a report of a stabbing at the intersection of Brown and Bradley streets. Woodburn Police located Hernandez with more than 20 stab wounds. Hernandez later died of his wounds at Salem Hospital.

Pena-Cornelio fled the scene at the time of the stabbing and was later identified as the person who stabbed Hernandez to death. After nearly a month of searching by law enforcement, members of the U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force located and arrested Pena-Cornelio on March 5, 2014, in Sacramento, California. Pena-Cornelio was extradited to Oregon and has been held in Marion County Jail pending trial which was scheduled to begin May 28, 2015.

Two other defendants are pending criminal charges that arose from this incident, therefore, additional information will not be released.

Questions about this press release may be directed to Deputy District Attorney Amy Queen at 503-804-6591.
***Update*** Second Person Dies From April 26th Traffic Crash on I-84, Milepost 238
Oregon State Police - Statewide - 05/08/15
The Oregon State Police were notified by the Medical Examiner's Office in Multnomah County that on May 4th,2015 BRYAN YEAGER, a passenger who had been critically injured in the April 26th traffic crash on I 84 near milepost 238 had died. Mr. Yeager was initially flown via air ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center in Washington for treatment and was then transferred to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Mr. Yeager died while at OHSU.

The cause of the fatal collision remains under investigation by members of the Pendleton Area Command and an OSP Collision Reconstructionist.
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Previous Release:

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ON I-84 NEAR MP 238

News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2015 11:50 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP)troopers from the Pendleton Area Command are continuing the investigation into a fatal traffic crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, April 26, at approximately 2:13 a.m., troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande Offices responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 238.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003, Chevy Tahoe, was traveling eastbound near milepost 238 when the vehicle lost control and traveled through the median where it struck a guardrail then rolled over, coming to rest on its top blocking both westbound lanes of travel. The operator of the Tahoe, identified as STEVEN GARDNER, age 60, from Cove Oregon was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other vehicle occupant, BRYAN YEAGER, 53, of Elgin Oregon, was transported via air ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center in Washington with critical injuries.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts