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Fri. 11/24/17
Milwaukie Police Investigate Auto vs Pedestrian Accident.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 11/24/17 10:41 PM
Case #17-4466

On 11-24-17, around 9:20 p.m., Milwaukie Police were dispatched to the intersection of SE 42nd Avenue and SE Harrison Street in regards to an auto vs. pedestrian accident.

52-year-old Carl Beardsley, was walking south on 42nd Avenue and was in the crosswalk at SE Harrison Street when he was struck by a vehicle. Mr. Beardsley was treated at the scene by fire/medics for minor injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 84-year-old Nels Backstrom, stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Milwaukie Police would like to remind all drivers to come to a complete stop at all intersections and use caution when proceeding, especially at night or in low visibility area where street lights are not present.

Medical Equipment Stolen From Fire Apparatus in Tigard
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 11/24/17 9:17 PM
This evening, medical kits were stolen from a Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue vehicle while it was parked in a parking lot on SW Pacific Hwy in Tigard. Item taken include: a cardiac heart monitor, and airway kit, an IV kit, and other medical equipment.

Firefighter Paramedics from TVF&R rely on such equipment to provide critical care. TVF&R responds to more than 36,000 medical calls each year.

If you have information about the theft please contact the Tigard Police Department at 503-629-0111.

"We are dismayed by these selfish actions and hope the community can help us find the person or persons responsible," states TVF&R Battalion Chief Chris Dawson.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Portland's Bridgeton Neighborhood -- One Person Injured
Portland Police Bureau - 11/24/17 8:22 PM
On Friday November 24, 2017, at 7:20 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 10900 block of Northeast 1st Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the person who called 9-1-1. During the investigation officers learned a suspect fired multiple gunshots into the callers occupied home located on the west side of Northeast 1st Avenue near Northeast Bridgeton Road. One person sustained minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

As officers continued the investigation, they located evidence of gunfire at the scene, including bullet strikes to the front door of the home.

Officers performed a canvas of the neighborhood and have not located the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20's, 6'3" tall, weighing 210 pounds. Based on information learned during the investigation, there is not believed to be an immediate threat to the public regarding this incident.

Criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau's Forensic Evidence Division have responded to the scene to assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Assault Detail at 503-832-0479.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Lincoln City 911 Phone Service Restored
Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/24/17 7:53 PM
Please be advised the City of Lincoln City 911 phone service has been restored.

Lincoln County Emergency Management on behalf of City of Lincoln City Dispatch Center
Jenny Demaris, Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
541-265-4199
vdemaris@co.lincoln.or.us

Red Cross Responds To Multi-Family Fire Affecting Four People in Longview
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 11/24/17 7:14 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded at approximately 3:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in the 700 block of Marine View Drive in Longview, Cowlitz County, Wash.

The multi-family fire affected four adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

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

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Man on a crime spree in Albany neighborhood
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 11/24/17 5:44 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that this morning his deputies arrested 29-year old Michael Robert Cox from Albany, Oregon in a string of burglaries and vehicle break-ins.

At 5:11 a.m. deputies had responded to a police alarm at the Greater Albany Public Schools Support Services Building on Grand Prairie Rd., just outside of Albany. It was a discovered a building and multiple vehicles had been broken into at the location. Deputies later responded to a vehicle break-in on Glendale St. not far from the GAPS building.

At 10:09 a.m. this morning, deputies spotted a male standing in a driveway on Grand Prairie Rd. and Union St. When the deputies turned onto the street the male was walking on, he took off running through the backyards of several residences. As deputies chased the male, several residents subdued the subject and wrestled a stolen handgun away from him.

Further investigation revealed the handgun Mr. Cox was carrying was stolen from the garage of a nearby home. In this victim's garage, stolen items from the GAPS building were found along with property from other nearby vehicle break-ins. It appeared Mr. Cox had been stockpiling stolen items in this victim's garage and was going to return to pick them up after his crime spree in the neighborhood.

Deputies were assisted in looking for the suspect by the Albany Police Department.

Michael Cox was arrested and charged with Burglary I, Theft I of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle. Deputies are continuing to investigate and more charges are pending.

Deputies are looking for a second male suspect that was seen on video with Mr. Cox during some of the burglaries. Anyone with information should call Deputy Kyle Elliott at the Linn County Sheriff's Office at (541) 967-3911.

OSP Responds to a Fatal Crash in Polk County (Photo) **Update**
Oregon State Police - 11/24/17 5:20 PM
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Update - Deceased identified

Next of notification has been completed and the deceased driver has been identified as William Harold ARTHUR.

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On 11/23/17 at approximately 7:58PM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on 99 W / Parker Rd just south of Monmouth, Polk County Oregon. Preliminary investigation shows a 1999 red Chrysler Sebring operated by a 79 year old male from Carlton pulled out in front of a 2015 white Ford F150 pickup operated by 29 year old Dennis YODER and occupied by 25 year old Jennifer YODER and their two children, 1 and 2 years old respectively. The YODER's were uninjured.

The roadway was closed for about 3.5 hours. OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

This is an ongoing investigation and the identity of the deceased driver will be released when next of kin notification is completed.



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Early Morning Fire Damages Riverside Condominium (Photo)
Longview Police & Fire - 11/24/17 1:18 PM
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LONGVIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT
Longview, Washington

PRESS RELEASE

On November 24th at 4:04 am, units from Longview Fire Department and Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue were dispatched to 749 Marine View Drive for the report of a vehicle fire in the parking structure. Units from Longview Fire Department arrived to find a vehicle completely engulfed in flames directly below the living units. Firefighters deployed fire hoses to extinguish the fire but were delayed by exposed, arcing electrical equipment. For the safety of the firefighters, complete extinguishment was delayed until the PUD could respond and secure the electrical hazard. The building was searched and all residents were evacuated. Upon the arrival of the PUD, the fire was extinguished but found to have extended into the living areas above.

Fire Department personnel worked hard to protect personal belongings while opening walls and ceilings in the living areas thereby exposing and extinguishing the remaining fire. The fire was completely extinguished by 8:30am and all fire units were clear of the scene at 9:35am.

One resident was transported by ambulance to the hospital and later released. There were no fire department injuries.

This fire was challenging due to the electrical hazard and extension of heat and flames into concealed spaces above the fire. Damage is estimated at $300,000.00 for the structure and an additional $40,000.00 in contents.

In total, nearly 20 personnel comprised of four fire engines, one ladder truck, three chief officers and two medic units were used at the scene.

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Attached Media Files: Interior Damage , Car Fire , Condominium Exterior View

Deputies Arrest Man for Shooting Rifle in White City (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/24/17 1:09 PM
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WHITE CITY - A 34-year-old year old Central Point man is in jail on charges related to a report of gunshots in a White City residential area on Thanksgiving night. Jaime Dilton Dannery Merlos, 34, of the 9900-block of Blackwell Road, was arrested Friday and charged with the following crimes: unlawful use of a weapon, second degree disorderly conduct, recklessly endangering another person, and driving while suspended.

On November 23, 2017, at 8:33 p.m., deputies responded to a report of shots fired on Terr-Mont Street near Castle Circle in White City. Witnesses reported seeing a man in a dark-colored Chevrolet Silverado pickup leaving the area after shooting a rifle into the air.

Deputies checked the neighborhood to ensure nobody was injured and no residences were struck by bullets. Witnesses reported seeing and hearing fireworks discharged around the White City area, leading some neighbors to be confused or unaware of the shots fired. Deputies would like to hear from residents who may find damage from bullets.

On the morning of November 24, a deputy patrolling White City stopped a blue 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. The driver, Merlos, was arrested for criminal driving while suspended. Subsequent investigation led deputies to identify Merlos as the suspect in the previous night's shooting. Deputies obtained a search warrant and recovered a semi-automatic rifle from inside his vehicle.

This incident does not appear to be gang-related or retaliatory following recent shootings in Medford and Central Point. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident can call the JCSO tip line at (541) 774-8333.

Case #17-24570



Attached Media Files: Jaime Merlos , Suspect Vehicle

Milwaukie Police Investigate Auto vs Pedestrian Accident.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 11/24/17 10:43 AM
Case #17-4457

On 11-24-17, around 6:30 a.m., Milwaukie Police were dispatched to the 5600 block of King Road in regards to an auto vs. pedestrian accident.

When police arrived, fire/medics were already attending to the victim, a 37-year-old male, who sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to OHSU.

The driver of the vehicle, a 34-year-old female, remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Clackamas County Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Unit (CRAFT) is assisting with the on-going investigation and the names of the victim and driver are not being released at this time.

If anyone witnessed the incident and you have not talked to Milwaukie Police, please call 503-786-7500.

Nancy Bergeson Homicide Remains Unsolved After Eight Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #09-45 (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 11/24/17 8:00 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for your help in solving a 2009 homicide.

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers were called to the 4100 block of Southwest Hamilton Street. Upon arrival, the officers found Nancy Bergeson deceased in her home. The officers notified the Oregon State Medical Examiner and one of their representatives responded to the scene to assist with the death investigation.

The medical examiner at the scene initially believed that Ms. Bergeson died as a result of natural causes. Ms. Bergeson was removed from her home and was transported to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office. While performing the autopsy on Ms. Bergeson, the Medical Examiner determined that Ms. Bergeson actually died as a result of homicidal violence. Investigators were able to determine that there were signs that Ms. Bergeson fought back against her attacker.

There is no suspect information and no known motive for her death.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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The Salvation Army - Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 11/24/17 1:00 AM
(Portland Metro, OR) Christmas is in full swing at The Salvation Army, and bell ringers are still needed to support the 2017 Kettle Season. This tradition started 126 years ago and continues today as an easy way for people to help others in need. Bell ringers are essential to the success of this program, which raises over $700,000 annually for programs serving those in the most need. There are approximately 175 kettle locations in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, and The Salvation Army is always in need of volunteers to support this fundraising effort.

"The Salvation Army raises over 40% of its funds for the entire year during this time of the year - and the kettles make up a large portion of that income," says Captain Robert Steiner, Portland Metro Coordinator for The Salvation Army Cascade Division. "This is why it is so important that we have kettles and bell ringers fundraising at participating locations. We are fortunate to have great support from the community, whether it's working at a kettle and ringing bell or making a donation to a red kettle."

For The Salvation Army, it's all about people helping people. And that's why volunteers are so valuable to the work of The Salvation Army. Volunteers are truly the heartbeat of The Salvation Army. They bring an extra sense of joy and cheer at the kettle -- many of whom play instruments or sing carols and greet shoppers with smiles.

If you would like to be a bell ringer this Christmas season, sign up online at: ringportland.org

Bell ringing season started on November 17th and kettles will be located at many local retail sites until Christmas Eve. Proceeds from the kettles will go to support programs and services for people in need in your community.


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

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland



Attached Media Files: Full Document

Gifts of Kindness for Seniors in Portland - The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 11/24/17 1:00 AM
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(Portland, OR) While there are many important and meaningful efforts to support those in need during this Christmas season, one group is often overlooked; and that is our seniors in Portland.

"Many of our seniors live in care facilities and do not have the opportunity to go out and shop for Christmas, or visit with family and friends, or participate in many of the festivities that surround the holiday season. Says Lt. Quanna Brisbane of The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle Corps. These people are in just as much need, but are usually forgotten because they're not readily seen in the community."

The Salvation Army is reaching out to those who may be lonely, forgotten or just unable to go out for the holidays. This Sunday, 26 November 2017; from 1:00p -- 3:00p; The Salvation army will be distributing gifts of kindness and compassion through their Community Cares Ministry program, to eleven care facilities in Portland. A little kindness goes a long way, and especially during the Christmas season.

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

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland



Attached Media Files: Full Document

Thu. 11/23/17
Portland Fire & Rescue Responds To Thanksgiving Commercial Fire at 510 NW 3rd Ave
Portland Fire & Rescue - 11/23/17 11:52 PM
Portland Fire responded to a commercial fire at 510 NW 3rd Ave. First arriving crews reported fire at the rear of the structure from both the first and second floors.

This location was vacant, and had previously been the location of a 2-Alarm fire on August 11 of this year. A cursory search revealed no occupants, but the incident commander withdrew firefighters and ordered an exterior offensive attack due to concerns about the structural integrity being compromised from the previous fire.

The fire cause is still under investigation. This press release will be updated when the investigation concludes.

LFD Responds To Thanksgiving Day Garage Fire
Lebanon Fire District - 11/23/17 8:03 PM
Crews from the Lebanon Fire District were dispatched to a reported structure fire at approximately 2:30PM on Thanksgiving afternoon. Upon arrival Battalion Chief Ron Danielson reported a working structure fire with smoke coming from an open roll-up garage door. Prior to fire crews arriving on scene bystanders had successfully knocked down most of the flames in the garage with a fire extinguisher. Crews pulled a hose line through the garage and "mopped up" the remaining hot spots in the garage.

Crews spent approximately 45 minutes on scene removing smoke from the inside of the house and ensuring the fire was completely out. The cause of the fire was found to be a failed chest freezer compressor. Five LFD units responded with 11 personnel. Damages were estimated between $30,000-40,000. There were no injuries sustained by residents or fire crews.

UPDATE #3: Two Men Arrested in Connection to November Shooting Death (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/23/17 1:45 PM
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Two men have been arrested in connection with the November 7, 2017, shooting death of 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo. The suspects have been identified as 19-year-old Nicholas L. Hannan and 26-year-old David M. Brown.
 
Hannan had gone to a local hospital for treatment of an injury shortly following the shooting, police contacted him at the hospital, and remained with the suspect while he received medical treatment.  
 
Brown was arrested and lodged on November 7, 2017 in connection with the death of Teresa-Manzo. Brown was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Assault in the Third Degree.
 
Hannan was released from an area hospital on Thursday November 23, 2017 and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this death and ask anyone with information about the investigation to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@potlandoregon.gov
 
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The deceased man located early Tuesday morning when officers responded to the report of a shooting on Southwest Montgomery Street has been identified as 21-year-old Diego Tejeda-Manzo of Vancouver, Washington.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Tejeda-Manzo died of homicidal violence as a result of a gunshot wound.

Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail detectives continue to investigate this death and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov

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Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail continue to investigate this shooting.

Preliminary information suggests there was a disturbance prior to the shooting. When Portland Police and Portland State University Public Safety officers arrived they found an adult male in front of the Subway located at 1717 Southwest Park Avenue. Officers provided the man medical aid, but emergency medical responders determined he was deceased.

During the preliminary investigation, officers contacted witnesses who reported seeing several people running from the location shortly after hearing gunfire.

Officers searched the neighborhood and did not locate a suspect. Evidence of gunfire was located in the area near the Subway restaurant.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have responded to assist with the investigation. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office will also respond to the location.

The victim will be identified once the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office has completed an autopsy and next of kin have been notified.

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation, detectives do not believe there is a danger to the public.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov


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On Tuesday November 7, 2017, at 12:54 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 900 block of Southwest Montgomery Street on the report of a shooting.

Officers arrived and located a person lying on the ground. Medical personnel determined the person was deceased.

Based on preliminary information, detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail are responding to conduct a death investigation.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Interested media should stage at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Mill Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

The area from Southwest Park Avenue to Southwest 10th Avenue on Southwest Montgomery Street is closed to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic during this death investigation.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information call the Police Non-Emergency Line tonight at 503-823-3333, or the Detective Division tomorrow at 503-823-0400.

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Attached Media Files: David M Brown , Nicholas L Hannan

UPDATE: Public Helps Locate 61-Year-Old Missing Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/23/17 12:07 PM
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On Thursday November 23, 2017, at 10:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to perform a welfare check on a man wondering in the area of Southeast 60th Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located the person who had contacted the Bureau of Emergency Communications regarding the man. The caller had remained with the man as officers responded. Officers arrived and recognized the man as 61-year-old Ronald J. Aune. Aune was reported as a missing person at 5:54 p.m. on Wednesday evening. An extensive search was performed in the area Aune was last seen but he was not located during the initial search.

Once located, Aune did not require medical attention and his family was contacted and reunited with Ronald J. Aune.

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On Wednesday November 22, 2017, at 5:54 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a missing endangered person in the 900 block of Southeast Lexington Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted family members of the missing man, 61-year-old Ronald J. Aune. Officers learned Aune was last seen near his residence in the 900 block of Southeast Lexington Street at 4:00 p.m. A canvass of Aune's home and property were performed and Aune was not located.

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Missing Person Detail responded to the scene and is currently assisting with the investigation. Investigators have learned Aune is 5'7" tall, weighs 150 pounds, has a mustache, blonde hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing corrective eye glasses, a blue wool stocking cap, red and black plaid jacket, and blue jeans.

As officers performed additional searches and alerted TriMet, they were unable to locate Aune. Multnomah County Search and Rescue (SAR) was requested to respond and assist in the search for Aune.

Aune is an avid walker but he will be unable to find his way home in the dark.

Anyone who sees Aune should call 9-1-1 so officers may check his welfare. Anyone with additional information about Aune should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797 or Heidi.Helwig@portlandoregon.gov


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Attached Media Files: Ronald J Aune

*** Update *** Shady Cove Man loses life in crash - Jackson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 11/23/17 11:09 AM
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UPDATE - Names Released
The operator of the Sterling flatbed truck was 48 year old, Tim SHELDON, from Newell, California and received minor injuries. The operator (deceased) of the International box truck was 43 year old, Douglas MITCHELL, from Shady Cove, OR.

Previous Release:

On November 22, 2017 at approximately 9:30 AM, Troopers from the Central Point Area Command responded to a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 22 that had both lanes blocked. The incident location is in Jackson County and is approximately 25 miles east of Medford.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 2018 International box truck was eastbound on Hwy 140 when for an unknown reason the box truck crossed over the centerline into the path of a 2007 Sterling semi-flatbed truck, resulting in a head on collision. The operator of the semi received minor injuries. The operator of the box truck died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. The names of the parties involved are being withheld until the next of kin can be notified.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Mercy Flights, Fire District 8 and Oregon Department of Transportation.



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Vancouver Police arrest event ticket forgery suspect
Vancouver Police Dept. - 11/23/17 10:53 AM
Vancouver, Wash. -- Over the past several weeks, multiple victims in Vancouver and Portland reported buying event tickets, ranging from sporting events to Disney on Ice, from a subject associated with a green sedan. Alert purchasers took photographs of the seller and recorded the license number of the vehicle. At least two victims presented the tickets at the venue, learned the tickets were forgeries, and were rejected at the ticket window. Those purchasers found online commentary and matching photos from additional victims and the resulting social media attention and detailed description information led to identification of the suspect.

On 11/22/17, detectives with the Vancouver Police Department Neighborhood Response Teams served a warrant at the Vancouver residence of Ahmad Shahrokh, 30, on allegations of forgery, theft, and possession of controlled substances. Images of forged tickets and evidence of communication used in these incidents, as well as preparation for additional incidents, were recovered.

Thanks to the excellent and detailed collection of information from reporting parties, collaborative efforts via social media, paired with a thorough investigation, Shahrokh was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for three counts of Forgery, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Meth, and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Heroin. Additional charges are expected for cases related to victims in Oregon.

The Vancouver Police Department reminds anyone purchasing event ticket to use caution when buying tickets from unauthorized purchasing sites and to always carefully review any ticket documentation for indications of fraud. Indicators may include missing information, multiple tickets that have the same bar code numbers, or formatting or fonts used that are uneven or unusual.



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Sheriff's Office Investigates Fatal Crash (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/23/17 9:34 AM
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 99W at milepost 93, about six miles south of Corvallis. The crash resulted in the death of a Molalla woman, a Molalla boy and injuries to a Philomath woman and a Molalla girl.
At about 2:34 pm, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Emory Page Coates,21 years old, of Philomath, Oregon, was driving northbound on Highway 99W, just south of milepost 93, in a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She attempted to pass a northbound recreational vehicle and drove into the southbound lane. She attempted to drive quickly back into her lane and lost control of her vehicle. The Jeep spun back into the southbound lane and collided head on with a southbound 1999 Saturn SL, driven by Tonya Renee Moore, 43 years old,of Molalla, Oregon.
The Jeep came to rest facing east in the southbound lane. Emory Coates self-extricated from the Jeep. No other passengers were in the Jeep.
The Saturn came to rest in a ditch on the west side of Highway 99W, facing east. In the Saturn, a 16 year old Molalla boy was in the driver side rear passenger seat, and a 17 Molalla girl was seated in the passenger side rear seat. Their names are not being released at this time. Medics from the Monroe Fire Department arrived and pronounced Tonya Moore and the 16 year old boy deceased and later extricated them from the vehicle.
The 17 year old girl and Emory Coates were transported by the Corvallis Fire Department to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries.
The Benton County Multi-Agency Traffic Collision Investigation Team processed the scene. Initial Investigation did not indicate drugs or alcohol as contributing factors. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and the public is asked to contact Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820 if they have any information. The Oregon Department of Transpiration assisted with traffic control. Highway 99W was closed for about four and a half hours.



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UPDATE: Two Arrested in Connection with Shooting Investigation in Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/23/17 9:33 AM
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Officers continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the 10500 block of Northeast Davis Street on Wednesday evening.

During the investigation, officers located evidence of gunfire on Northeast Davis Street near Northeast 105th Avenue. A Toyota Corolla and a Chevrolet truck were located with several bullet strikes. Neither of the vehicles were occupied at the time of the shooting and it is not believed either vehicle was the target off the shooting.

Investigators believe both individuals fired firearms during this disturbance.

After the 36-year-old man that was injured by gunfire received medical treatment at an area hospital he was released and placed in police custody.

Based on information learned during the investigation, investigators with the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit arrested 53-year-old Altrenia Wilson and 36-year-old Seville Caldwell.

Wilson was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the First Degree - Domestic Violence, four counts of Reckless Endangering - Domestic Violence, Unlawful Use of a Weapon - Domestic Violence, and Discharge Firearm in the City. Caldwell was also lodged in the Multnomah County Jail and he was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, two counts of Reckless Endangering - Domestic Violence, and two counts - Discharge Firearm in the City.

The Domestic Violence Reduction continues to investigate this case. Anyone with information about this incident should contact 503-823-0090.

The original press release originally stated the injured person, Seville D. Caldwell, was 26-years-old and not 36-years-old.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Wednesday November 22, 2017, at 8:27 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of gunfire in the 10500 block of Northeast Davis Street.

As officers responded to the location a caller to 9-1-1 reported the shooting occurred in the yard of a residence on the north side of Northeast Davis Street. An additional call was placed to 9-1-1 by another person who reportedly was involved in the incident but was uninjured.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a 53-year-old woman who stated that she was involved in a disturbance with her 36-year-old. As officers continued to investigate the incident, they learned there was gunfire during the disturbance and that the woman's son had left the location immediately after the shooting.

During the on scene investigation, officers were alerted by emergency dispatchers that the woman's son had arrived at an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Based on information learned by officers that responded to the hospital, the son was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

Members of the Domestic Violence Reduction Unit and criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with the investigation.

Currently, the woman involved in the disturbance has been detained as part of the investigation.

At this time, investigators do not believe there is any immediate danger to the public in relation to this shooting.

An update will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Portland Police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

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Driver arrested after fleeing from traffic stop and crashing (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 11/23/17 7:51 AM
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On 11/22/2017 at approximately 3:30PM, an OSP Trooper attempted to stop 39 year old Harold Deandre JONES who was operating a white 2012 Chrysler 300 for excessive speed on I-5 near mp195 in Eugene. JONES initially stopped and when the Trooper approached the vehicle to contact JONES he fled in the vehicle northbound at speeds in excess of 100mph while passing holiday traffic on the right shoulder. The OSP Trooper did not engage in a pursuit but subsequently found JONES and the vehicle rolled over at mp199 in Coburg. JONES will be treated and released at a local hospital for minor injuries and subsequently booked into Lane County Jail for Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle, DUII-Controlled Substances, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Driving While Suspended -- Misdemeanor. The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Coburg Police Department, Coburg Fire Department, Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, and ODOT. The right lane of the freeway was closed for approximately thirty minutes until the vehicle could be removed from the roadway. OSP reminds holiday travelers to be patient in their travels and drive safely.



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Search Warrant Yields Drugs and Cash (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/22/17 6:55 PM
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, detectives with the Benton County Sheriff's Office and Corvallis Police Department's Street Crimes Units, executed a narcotics search warrant at 2975 NE Lancaster Street in Corvallis.

Approximately 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine and over $2,000 in cash was seized from the residence, in addition to suspected stolen property and other drug paraphernalia, included digital scales.

Jeremy Jennings, 41, and Shelbi Nunn, 23, were both arrested and booked at the Benton County Jail, where they were each charged with Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

In addition, Jennings was also charged with Driving While Suspended (Misdemeanor).

This operation received assistance from the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Jennings and Nunn could not be lodged at the Benton County Jail due to overcrowding and were both released with court dates.

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Hillsboro's Winter Village Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Opens This Friday at Orenco Station (Photo)
City of Hillsboro - 11/22/17 6:19 PM
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WHAT: Winter Village returns as the region's only open-air ice skating rink
WHERE: Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station, City of Hillsboro
WHEN: Opens Friday, November 24 through January 1; Regular hours: 10 am -- 10 pm
Details and a short video at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WinterVillage
Media interviews can be arranged throughout opening weekend


Laughing at yourself is considered a sign of confidence, resilience, and optimism. Want proof? Visit Orenco Station this holiday season and watch Winter Village skaters of all ages laughing giddily from falling on the ice -- while getting back up on their feet.

The annual ice skating tradition returns to kick off Hillsboro's 2017 holiday events season on Friday, November 24. Now in its third year, Winter Village will take over Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station for more than five weeks of ice skating sessions and holiday cheer, continuing through New Year's Day 2018. This year, the ice skating season is longer -- and so is the rink, which has expanded once again to give skaters an additional 17 feet of room to glide, growing to almost 3,000 square feet of ice.

New this year: weekday specials from Thanksgiving until school's out for winter vacation, November 27 through December 15. Enjoy free skating with a $2 skate rental from 3 to 4:30 pm and from 5 to 8:30 pm get unlimited ice skating with regular admission.

More than 14,000 ice skaters and spectators have enjoyed the Winter Village experience since 2015. Hillsboro children, teens, and adults all learn to take themselves a little less seriously by taking a long loop around the region's only open-air ice skating rink, which measures 115 feet long.

City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department employee Iris Ringer, lead organizer of Winter Village, says the surrounding businesses help round out the experience.

"Create a new holiday tradition this year," Ringer said. "Grab a bite to eat, do a little shopping, lace up the ice skates for a skate session, then enjoy a hot beverage afterward."

Visitors have the option of riding MAX Light Rail to the Orenco Station stop. See the full list of Winter Village activities, hours, and prices at www.Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WinterVillage.


Save time: Fill out and print your required ice skating waiver before leaving home. Spend more time skating at Winter Village and less time waiting to borrow a pen!

Winter Village: Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station
Friday, November 24 through Monday, January 1
Regular ice skating hours: 10 am -- 10 pm
November 27 -- December 15: Monday -- Friday special: Free skating with a $2 skate rental from 3 -- 4:30 pm and unlimited skating from 5 -- 8:30 pm
Regular skate sessions last 90 minutes and start at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm
All ages and abilities welcome
Admission: $12, including $2 skate rental (only $10 if you bring your own skates)
Children 9 and under: $9 (includes skates)
Ticket sales begin 15 minutes before each session (early arrival recommended)
Limited skate sizes available



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Deputies Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Lyons) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/22/17 6:03 PM
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Today at 3:30 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the North Fork Road SE, near mile post 4.5 on a reported single vehicle crash. When fire personnel and deputies arrived they determined the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle had died as a result of the crash.

Deputies believe the vehicle was west bound on North Fork Road when it left the roadway and impacted a tree, deputies do believe speed played a factor in the crash. The Sheriff's Office is not currently prepared to share any information regarding the vehicle or the driver until next of kin can be notified. An additional release will follow once more information is available that time frame is not yet known.



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Committee for Family Forestlands meets Dec. 4
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 11/22/17 5:35 PM
The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Monday, Dec. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street. The committee will discuss these topics:
Private Forests Division update
Strategic initiatives
Smoke management/Environmental Quality Commission policy
Fire Season 2017 wrap-up
After the Fire update
Eastern Oregon/Siskiyou streamside protection review
Rule making relating to food plots
Ritter Collaborative lessons learned

This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting space 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

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



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Committee for Family Forestlands meets Dec. 4
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 11/22/17 4:35 PM
The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Monday, Dec. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Headquarters, 2600 State Street. The committee will discuss these topics:
Private Forests Division update
Strategic initiatives
Smoke management/Environmental Quality Commission policy
Fire Season 2017 wrap-up
After the Fire update
Eastern Oregon/Siskiyou streamside protection review
Rule making relating to food plots
Ritter Collaborative lessons learned

This is a public meeting, everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting space 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

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



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State Health Assessment Steering Committee meets November 30 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 11/22/17 4:32 PM
November 22, 2017

What: The third and final meeting of the State Health Assessment Steering Committee

Agenda: Reports from Themes & Strengths Assessment Subcommittee, and Health Status Assessment Subcommittee; develop key findings; provide recommendation on outline and layout of the State Health Assessment.

When: Thursday, Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A 10-minute public comment period will be held at 1:40 p.m.; comments are limited to three minutes.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 918, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland. You may join the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/137894534904412675

Background: Oregon's revised State Health Assessment is one of three prerequisites for public health accreditation. The assessment describes the health of the population, identifies areas for improvement, contributing factors that affect health outcomes, and assets and resources that can be mobilized to improve population health.

-- Health departments are required to participate in or lead an assessment process at least once every five years. This assessment will inform the next version of the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Read more about the SHIP at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Pages/HealthImprovement.aspx.

-- The Public Health Division will use the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework, widely used by CCOs and local health departments. The MAPP framework uses six phases. The SHA is developed over the first three phases, while the SHIP is implemented over the second three phases. Get more details on the SHA Overview (pdf) at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Documents/sha/State-Health-Assessment-overview.pdf.

-- The last State Health Assessment was completed in 2012 and consisted of the Public Health Division System Assessment (pdf) which is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Documents/ph-system-assessment-report.pdf, and the State Health Profile (pdf), at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/PH/ABOUT/Documents/oregon-state-health-profile.pdf. 

-- The State Health Assessment is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/ABOUT/Pages/state-health-assessment.aspx

Program contact: Christy Hudson, 971-673-2284, christy.j.hudson@state.or.us.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact: Christy Hudson at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY, or christy.j.hudson@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Vehicle Found Submerged In the Willamette River (Jefferson) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/22/17 4:26 PM
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The driver of the vehicle found submerged in the Willamette River has been identified as Anne Marie Rose, age 89, of Salem. Investigators believe Ms. Rose was operating her vehicle when she accidently drove into the water at the entrance to the Buena Vista Ferry.

The Sheriff's Office would like to send its condolences to Ms. Rose's family and thank the below agencies for their assistance in the recovery of Ms. Rose and her vehicle.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Dive Team
Jefferson Fire Department
Marion County Medical Examiner's Office
Marion county District Attorney's Office
BC Towing




Last night, November 21st, at around 8:00 p.m., a ferry boat operator located a vehicle submerged in the Santiam River near the Buena Vista Ferry ramp. Deputies arrived on scene a short time later and with the assistance of fire personnel located the vehicle and what appeared to be a deceased, elderly person inside. Due to the darkness, cold weather and fast current deputies could not safely bring in a dive team to recover the vehicle.

This morning at 8:00 a.m., a dive team with the Linn County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and assisted in the recovery of the vehicle and the person inside. At this point deputies are investigating the case as a tragic accident. Deputies are not prepared to release any information pertaining to the driver or the vehicle until next of kin can be notified. More information will be released as it become available.



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For 20th year, Sheriff's Posse returns to patrol Town Center parking lot on horseback (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/22/17 4:16 PM
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This Friday (Nov. 24, 2017), the Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse kicks off its annual holiday-season presence on horseback patrol in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot.

This will be the 20th year the Posse has worked with the Town Center to welcome shoppers and provide a striking holiday presence.

The Posse encourages the public to come meet our four-legged partners during this holiday season. The Posse will stage their trucks and trailers in the south lot of the Town Center, just south of Sears.

Photos of the Posse are attached.

The Sheriff's Office reminds shoppers to lock their car doors and keep valuables stowed away and out of sight while away from their vehicles.

The Posse parking-lot patrol starts on Friday, Nov. 24 and continues on weekends through Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feel free to say hello!

ABOUT THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S POSSE:

The Sheriff's Posse -- founded in 1939 by Clackamas County citizens -- is an all-volunteer organization that serves the Sheriff's Office and the county in several ways:

- The Posse perpetuates interest in Western horsemanship, as well as customs and traditions from the early days of the State of Oregon.

- The Posse participates in search-and-rescue missions as requested.
- The Posse provides mounted patrols as needed, as well as support for special events.
- The Posse also participates in several charitable causes and community activities.

Learn more about the Posse online at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/posse.html

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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Division St - Update
Gresham Police Dept - 11/22/17 3:56 PM
Gresham, Ore.-- On Nov. 21 at approximately 7:30 p.m. police responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on SE Division St. near SE 179th Ave. Police arrived on scene and discovered that an adult male was deceased. The male has been identified as Richard Etter, 55, of Portland. Etter was crossing the street and not in a crosswalk when he was struck.

The drivers of both involved vehicles, Shawn Rosengrant, 42, and Jose Martinez-Buenrrostro, 40, remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation. Speed and impairment don't appear to be a factor of the collision. No arrests or citations have been issued.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 11/22/17 3:23 PM
Special Meeting of the Board of Directors Tuesday November 28th 2017 at 6:30 PM
1-888-824-5783 Ext.90095991# and via Blackboard Collaborate at
http://tinyurl.com/BoardORVA

Search for Daytime Burglar
Camas Police Dept. - 11/22/17 3:20 PM
Camas, Washington --

Around 0820 hours this morning, Camas Police units were dispatched to a stolen vehicle from a Prune Hill business parking lot. En route to the call, the reported stolen vehicle was located, left abandoned, on Hwy 14.

A short distance from that stolen vehicle on Hwy 14, Camas units were dispatched to a vehicle theft in progress at the 5400 block of SW 6th Ave. That theft and attempted residential burglary was interrupted by the homeowner and the male suspect fled on foot.

With the assistance of Washougal Police, Washington State Patrol, Clark County Sheriff's Office and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Police, a K-9 track was initiated, but the suspect was not located.

Camas Police is thankful for the assistance of the many agencies involved.

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McMinnville Fire Responds to Residential Structure Fire
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 11/22/17 2:35 PM
McMinnville Fire Department responded to the report of Structure Fire at 910 NE 4th ST. at 0750.
Units arrived to find heavy smoke from the roof of the home. Occupants had evacuated from the building. Fire crews worked to locate the fire in the attic of the residence. Fire attack contained the fire to the attic level. Damage is heavy the area that the fire originated in.
Estimated loss is $40,000
McMinnville Fire Department responded with 5 apparatus and 20 personnel to the scene. The last operations units were cleared at 11:22 AM
Cause of the fire appears to be an electrical failure in the ceiling. The residence did not have a working smoke detector in the home.
Remember that smoke detector save lives. Make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home and that you remember test and maintain them properly.

Sheriff's Office increases impaired-driver patrols over Thanksgiving holiday
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/22/17 2:28 PM
Over the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will increase patrols with an emphasis on reducing impaired-driver crashes.

The goal of these extra patrols: ZERO traffic fatalities during this year's holiday celebration.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every day 28 people lose their life to an alcohol-related traffic crash. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. This makes the chance of a person being involved in an alcohol related crash 1 in 3 through a lifetime.

The Sheriff's Office wants to help stop these completely preventable tragedies -- and reminds citizens across Oregon that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired driving.

If you or those around you drink alcohol and/or consume other impairing substances -- including marijuana -- please make responsible transportation plans. And if you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities -- it may save a life.

Please enjoy your time with friends and family this upcoming holiday, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend!

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Portland and Transit Police Investigate Increase in Thefts
Portland Police Bureau - 11/22/17 2:02 PM
The Police Bureau is aware of incidents that have occurred during the preceding three months in which a group of juveniles have taken individuals' unsecured or unattended items, as well as taken items by force. It is believed the group involved in these thefts and robberies is comprised of five to eight juveniles. There have not been reports of the suspects using weapons.

The Transit Police Division is working with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail to identify and locate the suspects believed to be responsible for these crimes. The Transit Division and Robbery Detail are using information provided by victims and witnesses, as well as video footage captured by some of the more than 4,400 cameras on the TriMet system to identify the suspects involved in these incidents.

The Transit Police Division has increased patrols in the areas affected by these crimes. Based on information gathered, officers believe the incidents are predominately occurring on the transit system serving 82nd Avenue, as well as between the Rose Quarter Transit Center and Gateway Transit Center.

The Police Bureau reminds community members to:
Be aware of their surroundings. If you feel uneasy or threatened, move to another
area of the vehicle or another train car and alert the operator or call 9-1-1.
Stay awake and alert as you travel -- know where you are and where you are going.
Maintain close control of your belongings. Do not put your purse, shopping bag or
backpack on the seat next to you. Keep them in your lap, under your arm or between
your feet.
Avoid displaying expensive jewelry or electronic devices.
The Police Bureau encourages everyone to be an observant witness. If you observe
behavior that violates TriMet rules or the law, contact fare inspectors or police.
Contact 9-1-1 if you observe a crime.
If you are the victim of a crime, please evaluate the benefit of confronting the
suspect. Often times, providing police with a good description of the suspect and
the direction the left the scene is the safest for everyone.
If you are a witness to a crime, please remain on-scene or provide the emergency
call-taker with your contact information so officers may contact you at a later time.
Anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person
who commits a crime on TriMet may receive up to a $1,000.00 reward provided by
TriMet.

Detectives have identified several people believed to be involved in these incidents and anticipate arrests in the near future as the investigations continue. Anyone with information regarding these crimes or similar crimes committed on the TriMet system should call 503-823-3333.

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Housing Stability Council Monthly Meeting | December 1, 2017
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 11/22/17 1:10 PM
LOCATION:
725 Summer St NE, Salem OR | Conference room 124 A/B
Phone in: 1-877-273-4202 | Pass code: 4978330

AGENDA:
Meeting Called to Order / Roll Call
Public Comment
November 3, 2017 Meeting Minute Approval
Residential Loan Consent Calendar
Multifamily Funding Decisions
Multifamily Energy Program Recommendations for Approval
BREAK
Veteran Program Updates
- Vets RFA Awardee Summary
- Veterans Homeless Framework Discussion
Housing Finance Updates
- 4% LIHTC/Gap Funding Parameters Discussion
- Potential Impacts of Anticipated Federal Tax Reform Bills
Multifamily & Asset Management Modernization and Consolidation Update
Housing Stabilization Updates
- Rent Guarantee Program
- IDA Program
Report of the Director
Report of the Chair
Meeting Adjourned

Sandy Police Department - Police Records Clerk Recruitment
Sandy Police Dept. - 11/22/17 12:56 PM
The Sandy Police Department is recruiting for a full-time records clerk. Please see our city website posting for more information at https://www.ci.sandy.or.us/records-clerk-police

Search warrant results in three arrests (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 11/22/17 12:04 PM
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Vancouver, Wash. -- On November 22, 201at 4:40 a.m., the Safe Street Task Force, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team and Southwest Washington SWAT, served a Clark County District Court search warrant at a residence located at 12814 NE 34th Street in Vancouver. The search warrant was for Distribution of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Firearms and wanted fugitives.

During the service of the search warrant nine people were contact inside the home, three were arrested on warrants and new felony charges to include:

Lucas L. Reed, 9-28-84: Reed was wanted on a felony warrant by Washington State Dept. of Corrections for Escape Community Custody as well as another felony warrant out of Kennewick Washington for Elude and Possession of a Controlled Substance. During the search warrant service this morning, Reed was found in possession of a 9mm semi-auto handgun and numerous bags of suspected heroin and methamphetamine for distribution. New charges for Reed include Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, and Escape Community Custody.

Tyler L. Davis, 7-27-88: Davis was wanted on a felony warrant by the Washington State Dept. of Corrections for Escape Community Custody. Davis was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine during this investigation and will be charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Escape Community Custody.

Jeffery A. Moore, 12-20-86: Moore was wanted on a felony warrant by the Washington State Dept. of Corrections for Escape Community Custody. Moore will be charged with Escape Community Custody.

All three individuals were booked into the Clark County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and nothing further is releasable at this time.


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Monday, November 27, 2017 Regular Board Business Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 11/22/17 11:31 AM
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Regular Board Business Meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 pm. The Board will receive reports from the High School Associated Student Body, Superintendent's Office, Assistant Superintendent/School Improvement Office and the Business Office. They will hear a presentation on Our Technology Journey and be introduced to the Multnomah County Schools Government Affairs Coordinator. The Board will take action on consent agenda items and several OSBA action items. The Board will also report/discuss items of Board Business including: appreciative inquiry, committee reports, legislative update, color caucus, an April special session, Board and Superintendent evaluations and the November OSBA convention. Twice during each Regular Board Business meeting time is set aside to hear Citizen Comments, see policy attached to agenda for further details. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205

Update - Jeanene Beck Investigation
Lincoln City Police - 11/22/17 11:28 AM
Following an extensive investigation by the Lincoln City Police Department and the Lincoln County Major Crimes Team, detectives have concluded that Jeanene Beck did not die under suspicious circumstances. There have been no signs of foul play detected throughout this investigation.

On Sunday, November 19th an autopsy was performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office. Preliminary reports from their office reveal that the probable cause of death is drowning.

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet December 5 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 11/22/17 11:03 AM
November 22, 2017

What: The monthly public meeting of the Oregon Health Policy Board

When: Tuesday, December 5, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 SW Bond Ave, third floor Room 4. Members of the public can call in to listen by dialing 888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda: OHA Director's report; OHPB committee updates; Healthcare Workforce Committee updates and promising strategies; Public Health Advisory Board updates; High Cost Drugs Committee development; CCO Maturity Assessment discussion.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB/Pages/OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Jeff Scroggin at 541-999-6983, 711 TTY, or jeffrey.scroggin@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

OHCS Releases $40 Million to Assist Homeless and At-Risk Oregonians
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 11/22/17 10:22 AM
SALEM, OR -- Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is pleased to announce the release of $40 million in funding to provide homeless prevention and assistance to Oregonians statewide. These resources will be implemented by Community Action Agency partners across the state and delivered through the Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program and State Homeless Assistance Program (SHAP) administered by OHCS. Both of these resources are used to immediately get Oregonians off the street and into shelter and help them eventually find long-term, stable housing.

"OHCS and the Community Action Agencies have an important opportunity to use this historic investment to make significant progress toward our goals of reducing homelessness, reaching the hardest to serve, and ensuring that Oregonians have a safe and stable place to call home," said Governor Brown.

In recognition of the homeless crisis facing communities across the state, the 2017 Oregon Legislature invested a historic $40 million (a fourfold increase) in funding to prevent and end homelessness. The Legislature also approved $1.5 million to further help homeless veterans in Oregon. The most recent homeless Point-in-Time count found 13,953 people in Oregon are without a permanent place to call home. This number represents a 6% increase, or an additional 777 people, compared to the last count in 2015.

"OHCS and our partners take the stewardship of this investment very seriously," said Margaret Salazar, Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services. "We recognize the potential for dramatic impact with these funds and are excited to partner with the Community Action Agencies. With these funds we can prevent more Oregonians from falling into homelessness, rapidly rehouse people living on the streets, expand community shelters, and plan ahead for cold weather."

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Need a good holiday meal discussion topic? Try family health history
Oregon Health Authority - 11/22/17 9:38 AM
November 22, 2017

Oregonians encouraged to talk about chronic diseases that can run in families

For some people, preparing for the Thanksgiving meal means getting ready to debate politics, endure a relative's relationship advice or defend your pick for the best "Game of Thrones" episode.

The Oregon Health Authority suggests another dinner table discussion topic this holiday season: family health history.

The U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving "Family Health History Day" to help focus attention on the importance of family health history and the role genetics plays in overall health. Common diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as rare diseases like hemophilia and cystic fibrosis, tend to run in families, and Thanksgiving is a good time to raise the subject when everyone--including many people you don't see but once a year--is in the room.

"Family health history is often called the first genetic test. It can help people, their families and clinicians see potential risks and take action to reduce those risks or catch a disease early," said Summer Cox, genetics coordinator in the OHA ScreenWise program.

OHA offers the following tips for discussing family health history:
--Start with your parents: Close relatives such as parents and siblings are the most telling when it comes to your health history. Start with them and branch out from there.
--Use free online tools and resources:
----My Family Health Portrait at https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/FHH/html/index.html
----Does It Run In the Family? at http://www.geneticalliance.org/publications/fhhtoolkit
----The Talk Health History Campaign at http://www.talkhealthhistory.org/
--Talk to a doctor or genetic counselor: Make your family health history a topic of conversation at your next doctor's appointments. If you have concerns, asked to be referred to a genetic counselor.

OHA also offers genetic information and counseling through the ScreenWise program at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HealthyPeopleFamilies/Women/HealthScreening/Pages/Index.aspx. The program supports a statewide network of providers in offering breast and cervical cancer, cardiovascular and genetic screening for uninsured and underinsured patients.

Information on patient eligibility for the ScreenWise program is available on the OHA website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HEALTHYPEOPLEFAMILIES/WOMEN/HEALTHSCREENING/Documents/ELIG_SW_Checklist_FY17.pdf.

For further guidance and screening, contact 211 at http://211info.org/.

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OSP Assisting with a Stabbing in Cave Junction
Oregon State Police - 11/22/17 9:27 AM
On November 21st, 2017 at approximately 2:00p, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division was requested to assist the Josephine County Sheriff's Office in regards to a stabbing which occurred outside the Sportsman Tavern in Cave Junction, Oregon. Cave Junction resident, 50 year old William Riviea, was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center for treatment of life threatening stab wounds. The second subject involved in the incident, who's name will not be released at this time, is cooperating with investigators. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident who was not interviewed at the scene is requested to call Oregon State Police Detective Ray Stallsworth. 541-618-7974.

Meet over 85 local authors at the Oregon Historical Society's 50th annual Holiday Cheer book sale & literary celebration
Oregon Historical Society - 11/22/17 9:14 AM
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Portland, OR -- Shop local this holiday season and join the Oregon Historical Society on Sunday, December 3 for Holiday Cheer, a festive book sale & literary celebration! Chat with 85 local authors and make a dent in your holiday shopping by picking up the perfect personalized gift. Holiday Cheer begins at noon at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Downtown Portland) and authors will be signing until 4pm. Admission is free to both the book sale and to the museum.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this Portland tradition is a chance to celebrate the rich literary talents in Oregon and marks the start of the holiday season at the Oregon Historical Society. Authors are spread throughout the museum, selling everything from children's books to cookbooks to mysteries to histories! All featured authors have published a book in 2017, though many will also have past titles available.

Notable local authors in attendance include mystery writer April Henry, pioneering Oregon winemaker Susan Sokol Blosser, travel writer Grant McOmie, and the one and only Gerry Frank. At Holiday Cheer, you will find a book for everyone on your shopping list, with guides for hiking, cookbooks featuring local chefs, histories on topics from Oregon State University to Oregon spirits, and even a coloring book featuring all things Oregon! A full list of featured authors can be found at www.ohs.org/holidaycheer.

To add to the holiday cheer, The Dickens Carolers will be strolling through the museum performing lively holiday songs from 1 -- 2pm. Plus, the Oregon Historical Society will be displaying items from Meier & Frank's popular Santaland, including Rudolph, decorated trees, and Santa's throne. Rumor has it Santa will even be making an appearance!

Sip on a holiday beverage and pick up a cookie as you chat with some of Oregon's best and brightest writers! Admission to Holiday Cheer is free, and all museum exhibits will be open from noon to 5pm. For more information and a list of current exhibitions, visit www.ohs.org.



About the Oregon Historical Society

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



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Suspect Dubbed "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" Arrested (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/22/17 8:35 AM
On Tuesday November 14, 2017, at 10:02 a.m., Central Precinct officers were on patrol in the area of Northwest Broadway and Northwest Flanders Street when they observed a man suspected in a string of recent package thefts and burglaries. At that time officers took 24-year-old Adam R. Meyers into custody in relation to recent thefts and burglaries.

The investigation into Meyers started when Central Precinct officers and Portland Police Bureau Detective Coordination Team detectives were contacted by victims of package thefts and burglaries that occurred in July and November of 2017. The package thefts and burglaries were captured through the use of high quality video surveillance footage. Detectives released still photographs of the surveillance video to the public and asked for assistance in identifying the man dubbed the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar." Several people came forward and recognized the "Jay from 'Clerks' Burglar" as a person who had burglarized and stole packages from their respective buildings. The people who believed he was associated with burglaries and thefts in their buildings did not know identify the suspect.

As the investigation continued, Central Precinct officers viewed video and photographs of the burglaries and thefts and believed they recognized the suspect as Meyers. Officers shared the information with other patrol officers and Meyers was taken into custody on November 14th, 2017 while officers patrolled near Old Town Chinatown and the Pearl District.

Meyers was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Burglary in the First Degree, Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Schedule Four Drug, Theft in the First Degree, and Mail Theft.

Detectives continue to investigate the burglaries and package thefts. Anyone with information about Meyers is asked to contact Detective Travis Fields at 503-823-4104 or Travis.Fields@portlandoregon.gov

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/21/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 11/22/17 8:21 AM
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ESTACADA:

Woo hoo! No new crimes have been reported in Estacada.


SANDY:

17-1915

On 11/21/2017 at about 1448 hrs., police received a report about a business sign being removed from a business in the 39000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. The sign was found damaged. A report was taken.

17-TBA

On 11/21/2017 at 1955 hrs., police received a report about an assault in the 39000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1916

On 11/21/2017 at 2033 hrs., police were dispatched to a theft from vehicle call in the 37000 block of Highway 26. The reporting party stated the vehicle window was broken out and a purse was taken.

17-1917

On 11/22/2017 at 0203 hrs., police were dispatched to a suspicious person call in the 15000 block of Jewelberry Avenue. Timothy M. Davis (36, of Sandy), was identified and was arrested on warrants for failing to appear (UUMV and Posession of a Stolen Vehicle). He was lodged at Clackamas County Jail on $40,000 bail.

It's Santa's turn to receive a gift!
City of Happy Valley - 11/22/17 7:49 AM
Santa Claus is known for his generous gift giving, but this year it's Santa who will be receiving a gift -- a $2,000 donation to Operation Santa, Clackamas Fire's holiday food and toy drive. On Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m., Happy Valley's Thanksgiving Shopping Challenge will conclude with the presentation of a check to Santa at Clackamas Fire District's Station 7.

On Nov. 16, first responders and local Happy Valley principals took part in the Thanksgiving Shopping Challenge, a race through the Happy Valley Fred Meyer in an effort to put together the best Thanksgiving meal in the name of charity. The contents of each cart was then auctioned off to the public. New resident Diana Helm offered the winning bid of $2,000 for the cart put together by the first responders, who chose to donate the collected fund to Operation Santa.

Operation Santa has been a part of Clackamas Fire District #1 since 1974. After recognizing the need to provide toys and food baskets to families in their community, firefighters established Operation Santa Claus. The project has grown to be a month-long holiday toy and food drive sponsored by the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation.

Steve Hoffeditz, public information officer for Clackamas Fire District #1 said, "last year's Operation Santa collected nearly 42,000 pounds of food and over 7,000 toys to serve over 2,000 citizens."

A highlight of the Operation Santa program are the 15 community parades that are held throughout the service district. Volunteers and employees lead Santa's sleigh in parades down neighborhood streets to collect toys and non-perishable food items to fill hundreds of food baskets for families in need.

Santa and his team of Clackamas Fire firefighters are busily preparing for the first parade, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 24 at 6:00 p.m., and then nearly nightly after that through Dec. 10. The parades are held all over the county and those who want to see Santa and his CFD team are invited to visit http://www.clackamasfire.com/operation-santa-claus/ for a full schedule and parade routes.

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Division St
Gresham Police Dept - 11/22/17 3:29 AM
Gresham, Ore.-- On Nov. 21 at approximately 7:30 p.m. police responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on SE Division St. near SE 179th Ave. Police arrived on scene and discovered that an adult male was deceased. The pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk.

The drivers of both involved vehicles remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is investigating the circumstances leading to the collision. No further information is available at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.

Tue. 11/21/17
Firefighters Battle Fire in Home Under Construction, Save Nearby Structures.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 11/21/17 11:22 PM
Firefighters battled a fire in a large home under construction in North Bethany this evening, in the same neighborhood where fire destroyed two homes in August. Just after 8:45 pm firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were called to a report of a structure fire near the intersection of NW 167th and NW Catalpa St. in the North Bethany neighborhood of unincorporated Washington County.

Firefighters from Station 64 arrived to find a large two story home that was under construction, fully involved in fire. Firefighters initiated an aggressive exterior fire attack, and began to work to save adjacent homes on either side of the structure. Additional arriving units supported the efforts to save the surrounding exposures. An aerial ladder truck was deployed to assist firefighters in extinguishing this large home, while firefighters worked to ensure the fire had not spread to other homes. Due to the efforts of firefighters on scene the fire was contained to one home.

The home that burned was in the final stages of construction, and is considered a total loss. Due to the circumstances of this fire investigators are calling it suspicious in nature. TVF&R fire investigators are being assisted by Detectives specially trained in arson investigation from the Washington County Sheriff's office. This fire remains under investigation, a damage estimate was not immediately available.

TVF&R was assisted on scene by firefighters from Hillsboro Fire and Rescue, the Washington County Sheriff's office, PGE, and Northwest Natural Gas.

Anyone with information on this fire, or the fires that occurred in August is encouraged to call the Washington County non-emergency dispatch line at 503-629-0111.

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Traffic #Alert - Major Crash Team Investigating Crash at NE Glisan St and NE 75th Ave - One Person Deceased
Portland Police Bureau - 11/21/17 11:14 PM
On Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 9:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a vehicle had crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Northeast Glisan Street and Northeast 75th Avenue.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and located a white sedan with a single occupant, an adult male driver The white sedan had collided with a power pole and the driver appeared to have sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Emergency medical personnel provided the man medical aid and transported him to a local hospital by ambulance. Once at the hospital medical personnel determined the man was deceased.

At this time officers have not located any witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team responded to the area to take over the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

Northeast Glisan Street will be closed for the next three to four hours between Northeast 74th Avenue and Northeast 76th Avenue as members of the Major Crash Team investigate this crash.

No additional information is expected to be released this evening.

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

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

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Missing Child Located (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 11/21/17 11:10 PM
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Gresham, Ore.-- Gresham Police have located the missing one-year-old child. He is safe and healthy. We are still looking for the child's mother, Mioyuki Sanchez-Bernal.

Sanchez-Bernal is described as a Hispanic female with black hair, 5'4" tall, and 150 lbs. She was last seen wearing a purple sweater, blue jeans, and red and white shoes.

Anyone who sees Sanchez-Bernal is asked to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.



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142nd Fighter Wing to conduct combat readiness exercise (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 11/21/17 8:42 PM
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PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing will conduct a 24 hour combat readiness exercise November 21-22, 2017.

This exercise tests the wing's ability to generate air power within roughly 24 hours after being notified. This allows the wing commander to evaluate the wing's ability to respond with minimal notice and meet or exceed the tasking timelines. The exercise will end after 12 F-15's take off on the morning of November 22nd.

B-roll will be available to download after 3:00 p.m. at https://www.dvidshub.net/search/?filter%5Bunit%5D=142FW&filter%5Btype%5D=video&sort=date



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Police Seek Help Locating Missing Woman and Child (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 11/21/17 6:28 PM
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Gresham, Ore.-- Gresham Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 26-year-old Gresham woman and one-year-old child. Mioyuki Sanchez-Bernal and her son, Uriel Sanchez, were last seen leaving Shari's restaurant on foot near NE Burnside Rd. and NE Hogan Dr. on Nov. 14.

Sanchez-Bernal is described as a Hispanic female with black hair, 5'4" tall, and 150 lbs. She was last seen wearing a purple sweater, blue jeans, and red and white shoes.

Anyone who sees Sanchez-Bernal and her son is asked to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.



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Polk County Grand Jury Unanimously Finds Officer Involved Shooting Justified.
Polk Co. Dist. Att. Office - 11/21/17 5:44 PM
DALLAS (OR) -- Today a Polk County Grand Jury unanimously found that Polk County Sheriff's Sergeant Kevin Haynes and Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Kelly Lorence were justified in using deadly force when they shot and killed Baltazar Escalona-Baez, 17, of Silverton, on the morning of October 28, 2017.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 28, 2017, Salem Police Officers located a white 2002 Ford Explorer driving erratically and at excessive speeds in the area of Silverton Road NE in Salem. Salem officers were able to trace the license plate number to Escalona-Baez's mother in Silverton. Officers from the Silverton Police department made contact with her to enquire about the vehicle and she informed them that she believed Escalona-Baez had taken the keys to the Explorer without her permission.

When Salem Police attempted to contact Escalona-Baez, he led multiple police cars on a high speed pursuit through Salem and over the Marion Street Bridge into Polk County. Ultimately, he reversed course at approximately Highway 22 and 52nd Avenue and drove east back into downtown Salem. Salem Police elected to call off the pursuit at this point. During the pursuit, Salem officers were able to get within eyeshot of the driver of the vehicle and positively identify him as Escalona-Baez using his DMV photo.

At approximately 4:00 a.m., October 28, 2017, Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 report of a carjacking at the Safeway at Silverton Rd NE and Lancaster Dr. NE. The victim reported that a man in a white Ford Explorer had forced him off the road, pulled him from his vehicle (a black 2015 Toyota sedan), and threatened him with what appeared to be a weapon in his pocket.

Based on reports that the stolen vehicle was headed into Polk County, Sergeant Haynes and Deputies Lorence, and Stevenson separately began to drive towards the location of the Toyota to intercept it. Radio traffic indicates that the deputies ultimately located the Toyota near the Baskett Slough area. During the pursuit, the Toyota reached speeds of between 80 -- 100 mph and repeatedly drove into oncoming traffic and onto the shoulder of the highway. Each of the marked Polk County Sheriff's vehicles had lights and sirens activated. Radio traffic also indicated that the deputies twice inquired of the dispatch operator whether the carjacker had been armed. Dispatch responded that the victim believed the carjacker had been armed when he stole the car.

At approximately 4:25 a.m., Officer Ron Welborn of the Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department attempted to stop the black Toyota by laying spike strips across the highway near the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 18 to disable its tires in an effort to reduce its speed. The left front tire was impacted by the spike strips and began shredding, causing the vehicle to slow down. As it did so, Sergeant Haynes was able to overtake the Toyota and maneuver in front of it, blocking it just past the Fort Hill area near Grande Ronde.
Based on the determination that probable cause existed to take the driver of the Toyota into custody based on the felony crimes of Robbery in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle as well as the crime of Reckless Driving, Sergeant Haynes and the other deputies elected to perform a "high risk" traffic stop in the interest of officer safety given that the driver had been earlier reported to possibly have a weapon and to prevent further flight.

Each officer emerged with their duty sidearm drawn and repeatedly ordered the driver, ultimately identified as Escalona-Baez, to the ground. Eascalona-Baez quickly came out of his vehicle and refused to obey the deputies' verbal commands, walking directly towards Sergeant Haynes. Sergeant Haynes physically moved him backward with his foot away from the open door of his patrol vehicle to prevent him from gaining entry. Deputy Lorence also was physically struggling with Escalona-Baez in an attempt to get control of him.

At this point, Sergeant Haynes stood approximately two arm lengths away from Escalona-Baez and saw him holding a 5-6" fixed blade knife. Sergeant Haynes called out, "he's got a knife!" Sergeant Haynes told Escalona-Baez to drop the knife. He did not follow the verbal command and advanced past Sergeant Haynes and walked in the direction of Haynes' open patrol vehicle, as Haynes again told him to drop the knife. Escalona-Baez, still within arm's reach of Haynes, turned around and advanced directly towards Haynes, pointing the knife towards him. Haynes then shot Escalona-Baez twice. Deputy Lorence, standing next to Sergeant Haynes also shot twice. Medical attention was immediately provided to Escalona-Baez by deputies and other first responders. Escalona-Baez died of his wounds at the scene.

In making their decision, the Grand Jury heard testimony from the three involved Polk County Sheriff's Deputies. Also testifying were detectives from the Oregon State Police and two citizen witnesses. The Grand Jury also reviewed scene photos, report of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, as well as 911 and other audio. Applying that evidence to the legal principles regarding the use of deadly force, the Grand Jury found that Sergeant Haynes and Deputy Lorence's use of deadly force was lawful and justified because,

The use of physical force was necessary to defend the police officer or another person from the use or threatened imminent use of deadly physical force; and

The officer's life or personal safety was endangered in the particular circumstance involved.



UPDATE #3: Bank Robbery Investigation, Officer-Involved Shooting in North Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/21/17 5:29 PM
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The 25-year-old suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017, has been released from an area hospital and has been lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Chase Arnae Peeples is being held on a Federal hold and a parole violation.

The officer involved in the shooting will remain on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure, until the conclusion of the investigation.

Because this matter remains under investigation, no additional information regarding this case will be released pending a review by a grand jury, which is tentatively scheduled for early December.

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The suspect involved in two robberies and an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday October 25, 2017 has been identified as 25-year-old Chase A. Peeples of Tacoma, Washington. Peeples is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Investigators plan to lodge Peeples into the Multnomah County Jail upon his release from the hospital.

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Wednesday afternoon's bank robbery and officer-involved shooting in North Portland.

The robbery suspect injured in the shooting remains in a Portland hospital in serious condition and is expected to survive. The suspect has been identified as a 25-year-old male. For investigative reasons, his name is not being released at this time. Upon the suspect's release from the hospital (to be determined by medical personnel), he is expected to face both state and federal charges in connection with the robberies at Ace Check Cashing and U.S. Bank.

The Portland Police Bureau member involved in the shooting is Officer Ryan Reagan, a 19-year-veteran of the Bureau.

This is an active, ongoing investigation but preliminary information indicates that Officer Reagan and his partner officer encountered the robbery suspect at North Oatman Avenue and Saratoga Street. The officers were approximately 50 to 60 feet from him as they gave the suspect commands to put his hands in the air. The suspect did not follow the officers' commands, turned towards the officers and advanced towards them as he reached into his pocket. Officer Reagan fired multiple shots from his handgun, striking the suspect. After the suspect was down on the ground, additional officers arrived and approached the suspect, provided immediate medical aid, and called for an ambulance to respond to the scene.

No weapons were recovered at the scene; however, some of the suspect's clothing and a backpack was taken as evidence and will be searched, pending the approval of a search warrant.

No additional information is expected to be released in this investigation until the suspect is released from the hospital and is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 1:27 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank, located at 3233 North Lombard Street.

As officers responded to the bank robbery, U.S. Bank employees provided emergency dispatchers a description of the suspect. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes. The description was broadcast to responding officers.

At the time of the U.S. Bank robbery, officers were investigating a robbery at Ace Check Cashing, located at 2722 North Lombard Street. Employees at Ace Check Cashing called 9-1-1, at 1:16 p.m., and reported that a black male in his 20s, wearing a dark baseball hat and dark clothes had robbed the location.

In both robberies, the described suspect entered the location demanded money, produced a note, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and left the locations. Preliminary information indicates the suspect did not display any weapons during the robberies.

Officers searched the nearby neighborhood for the suspect involved in the U.S. Bank and Ace Check Cashing robberies. While officers were in the area of North Oatman Avenue and North Saratoga Street, they observed a man matching the suspect's description.

As officers encountered the suspect, an officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect. Immediately after the suspect was shot, emergency medical personnel were requested to the location and officers also devised a plan to safely approach the suspect and rendered him medical aid.

Emergency medical responders arrived and provided additional aid to the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives, assisted by the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team are continuing the investigation into this shooting.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be released at this time.

The identity of the suspect will be released at a later time. The involved officer will be released on Thursday. The officer will remain on paid administrative leave, per Bureau policy, until the completion of the investigation and Grand Jury or completion of the criminal case.

Following the Grand Jury, the Bureau will release additional information as is standard practice. The officer will interviewed by investigators within 48 hours.

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).

Once the entire investigation and legal process is complete, the investigative files and any grand jury transcripts will be posted on the Bureau's Open Data page and can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/52175

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Police Need Help Identifying Suspects in Fraud Case (Photo)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 11/21/17 5:28 PM
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Tualatin Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the male and female shown in the attached pictures. On November 10, 2017, the suspects fraudulently used a stolen credit card at various Tualatin retail establishments.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tualatin Police Department at 503-691-4800 and reference case #17-3222. Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the tip-line at 503-691-0285.

No further information at this time.



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Suspicious Death Investigation in Troutdale (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/21/17 4:41 PM
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On Friday November 17th at approximately 4pm, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office received a report about a deceased male near exit 17 on west bound I-84. The East County Major Crimes team responded with the Oregon State Police. There is an on-going death investigation with the State Medical Examiner. Investigators have not been able to rule out a vehicle hit and run as a cause of death.

The individual discovered has been identified as BRANDON LEE MILLER, 29 years old, formerly of California. At the time he was found, he was wearing blue jeans and a black, gray, and teal zip-up sweatshirt.

The East County Major Crimes Team is seeking information for this investigation. If you have information about Brandon Lee Miller, saw an individual matching his description, or information about suspicious circumstances near Exit 17 on I-84, please contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Tip Line: 503-988-0560.

No further information will be released at this time.



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City Council Approves Old Town Residential Design Standards and Reviews Plans for Library Remodeling
City of Wilsonville - 11/21/17 4:10 PM
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the Nov. 20, 2017, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council conducted a second reading and adopted a new ordinance long in the works that guides design standards for single-family homes in the Old Town area of Wilsonville. The changes to City Code codify designs for new or remodeled homes that are compatible with the historical nature of the Old Town neighborhood, where a majority of residences were built prior to the 1970s. A slight modification of the code approved by Council clarified that an applicant home-builder can either use the pre-approved Old Town design standards for faster approval or request a dif-ferent design through the standard City development-review process.

During work session prior to the meeting, the Council heard reports from staff on a variety of issues. Library Director Pat Duke presented on various components of the proposed $1 million library remodeling project scheduled for 2018. Council requested information on the costs of potentially including the installation of a new, improved heating-air conditioning-ventilation (HVAC) system during the course of the library remodel.

Public Works Director Delora Kerber presented on the proposed Willamette Water Supply Pro-gram (WWSP) Willamette Governance Group (WGG) Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). This contract among various local governments governs management of the operations of the Willamette River raw-water intake and existing Water Treatment Plant, including setting min-imum water allocations.

Staff presented on Metro regional government's request for letters of interest by cities interest-ed in a potential residential urban-growth boundary expansion for consideration in 2018; City Council requested that staff submit a letter of interest in the Advance Road Urban Reserve that the City has conducted initial concept planning for called Frog Pond East and South.

Staff also presented on a pending contract award for City Council approval that would relocate the existing Memorial Park wastewater pump station out of the Willamette River floodplain to a higher elevation.

Community members can watch a replay of all or a portion of the City Council meeting on Comcast/Xfinity Ch. 30, Frontier Ch. 32 or on the City's video-on-demand service at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/WilsonvilleTV.

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DPSST Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 11/21/17 3:41 PM
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2017
Contact: Sara Stewart
503-378-2424

Notice of Regular Meeting
The Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee will hold a regular curriculum meeting at 10:00-15:00 on December 1, 2017. The meeting will be held in the conference room A235 at DPSST. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the deaf or hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

Mini Basic Facilitator Development
Instructional Materials
Instructors
Next Steps / To Do's

Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Basic Telecommunications Curriculum Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting.


## 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. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

Marion County Deputies Adding Patrols Thanksgiving Weekend (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/21/17 3:25 PM
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is adding extra DUII patrols to our roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Starting November 23rd and ending November 26th, your deputy sheriff's will be working extra hours to detect and arrest intoxicated drivers enhancing the safety of our resident and vacationing motorists.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2015 (6 pm on Wednesday, November 25, to 5:59 am on Monday, November 30), there were 301 passenger vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes across the nation. So please, if you chose to celebrate at a football game or over a good holiday dinner, have a plan to get home safely.



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Salem Police Conducting Death Investigation-UPDATE-Additional arrest
Salem Police Dept. - 11/21/17 3:21 PM
UPDATE: November 21, 2017/1510

In the continued effort to investigate the November 10 murder of Kenny Kalugin in northeast Salem, police detectives were able to identify 36-year-old Zachary Urton as a suspect in the case. Area law enforcement agencies were notified.

Early this morning, November 21, Urton was located in a vehicle by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Urton fled when deputies attempted to stop him, yet was ultimately taken into custody and lodged on an unrelated parole violation warrant.

The homicide investigation is continuing and further will be released as it becomes available.

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UPDATE: November 14, 2017/12:20 pm

Salem Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police SWAT, arrested a subject on multiple outstanding warrants on the evening of November 13, then later charged him in the murder of Kenny Kalugin.

21-year old Jose Ricardo Barboza-Manzo was located at a residence in unincorporated Tillamook County on Monday afternoon. When he refused to obey commands to exit the residence, Oregon State Police SWAT was activated to assist in the arrest. Barbanzo-Manzo later surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. In addition to warrants for his arrest on charges of Felony Attempting to Elude, Misdemeanor Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving and Harassment, Detectives later charged him with Aggravated Murder, Robbery in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon in the murder of Kenny Kalugin that occurred on November 10.

This investigation is continuing and no further information is being released at this time.

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UPDATE: November 13, 2017/5:10 pm

The victim in this incident has been identified as 37-year old Kenny Kalugin of Gervais. Autopsy results indicate that Kalugin died as a result of gunshot wounds.

This is an active investigation and no further details are being released at this time.

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Salem Police Detectives are investigating a death in northeast Salem.

Officers responded to an alley west of the 1800 block of Liberty St NE shortly after 7:00 am this morning on a report of an unconscious subject in a vehicle. Officers and medics located an adult male victim in a vehicle and confirmed that he was deceased.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow on the victim. His identity is not being released at this time.

This is an active investigation and no further details are being released at this time.

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**Update to Fatal Crash**
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 11/21/17 3:20 PM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports the pedestrian hit and killed this morning on Seven Mile Lane was identified as Anna Dirkje Evan, 77, of Albany. The investigation reveals Evan was walking across the street from her house early this morning to get her newspaper, while it was still dark outside. She was in the middle of the road when she was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling eastbound. Evan died immediately at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, Alpha Mathews, 24, of Albany, was driving to work in his 2012 Dodge Ram pick-up when he struck Evan. Mathews has been cooperative with the investigation. At this time there is no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

This is an unfortunate incident for all involved and deputies are still investigating the factors involved in the crash.

Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet in Hood River Dec. 7
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 11/21/17 2:04 PM
Date: Nov. 21, 2017

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473

SALEM, Ore.--The Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hood River Inn, 1108 Marina Way, Hood River, and tour areas affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

The agenda includes discussing and recommending an operator to the Oregon Board of Forestry for the Operator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an operator for excellent work that exceeds the Oregon Forest Practices Act natural resource protection laws. The laws require re-planting, maintaining forest roads, and protecting streams and habitat for fish and wildlife.

The northwest and southwest Oregon committees will meet soon to recommend awards for those areas. The board will present the Operator of the Year Awards at its March 2018 meeting.

The committee will also discuss and may take action on these topics:
Private Forests Division update
Compliance Audit Report
Enforcing aerial herbicide use laws (ORS 527.672)
Eastern Oregon/Siskiyou streamside protection review

This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting space 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

Regional Forest Practices Committees are advisory groups made up of forest landowners and the public who advise the board on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Additional information about Regional Forest Practices Committees is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.

Forests are among Oregon's most valued resources, providing a balance of environmental, economic and social benefits.

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Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet in Roseburg Dec. 5
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 11/21/17 1:57 PM
Date: Nov. 21, 2017

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473

SALEM, Ore.--The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Windmill Inn, 1450 NW Mulholland Drive, Roseburg. The agenda includes discussing and recommending an operator to the Oregon Board of Forestry for the Operator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an operator for excellent work that exceeds the Oregon Forest Practices Act natural resource protection laws. The laws require re-planting, maintaining forest roads, and protecting streams and habitat for fish and wildlife.

The northwest and eastern Oregon committees will meet soon to recommend awards for those areas. The board will present the Operator of the Year Awards at its March 2018 meeting.

The committee will also discuss and may take action on these topics:
Private Forests Division update
Compliance Audit Report
Enforcing aerial herbicide use laws (ORS 527.672)
Cable assist logging
Eastern Oregon/Siskiyou streamside protection review

This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting space 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

Regional Forest Practices Committees are advisory groups made up of forest landowners and the public who advise the board on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Additional information about Regional Forest Practices Committees is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.

Forests are among Oregon's most valued resources, providing a balance of environmental, economic and social benefits.

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Tualatin Police Issue Thanksgiving Turkeys Instead of Tickets (Photo)
Tualatin Police Dept. - 11/21/17 1:36 PM
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Tualatin Police gave out turkeys instead of tickets to some of the drivers they pulled over on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Tualatin officers wanted to take the opportunity to put a smile on people's faces and brighten their day by giving back to the community. Drivers who were stopped for committing minor violations received a turkey and a smile. One of the violators who received a turkey had planned on cooking the Thanksgiving turkey they already have at home and serving it to the homeless. They were thankful to receive a second turkey today, so they have one for their own family on Thanksgiving Day.

The turkey giveaway was made possible through generous donations from The Tualatin Community Police Foundation.



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Committee looking at how to balance air quality and controlled burning will meet in Roseburg on Dec. 6
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 11/21/17 1:29 PM
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- On Wednesday, Dec. 6, a broad-based committee will meet in Roseburg to discuss forestland smoke. The Smoke Management Program Review Committee will continue its task of recommending improvements for how the state can use controlled burns to improve forest health and protect nearby residents from wildfire while minimizing smoke impacts on communities to protect public health.

The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St. in Roseburg. It will last from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an opportunity for public comment during the noon hour. The meeting space 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 before the meeting by contacting Chrystal Bader at 503-945-7220.

The 20-person committee was appointed by the Oregon Department of Forestry working with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The committee is made up of forest landowners, public health representatives, the American Lung Association, forest collaboratives and environmentalist groups, county and city elected officials, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and a tribal representative.

The committee is seeking to produce a set of recommendations for the departments of Forestry and Environmental Quality to consider. The committee's work will be presented to the Board of Forestry and the Environmental Quality Commission in 2018. Committee recommendations will also inform potential updates to the state's Smoke Management Plan. That plan is administered by ODF and approved by the Board of Forestry and the Environmental Quality Commission. The Smoke Management Plan is part of the state's plan for implementing the federal Clean Air Act.

According to ODF records, last year controlled fires were set on 181,800 forested acres in Oregon, above the 10-year annual average of 165,999 acres. Those fires burned an estimated 1.3 million tons of woody debris. Peak burning is in the spring and fall.

The committee is expected to hold one more meeting -- on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Salem.
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Thanksgiving Shopping Challenge Exceeds Expectations (Photo)
City of Happy Valley - 11/21/17 1:28 PM
North Clackamas principals and first responders from Clackamas Fire and Happy Valley Police show off their carts on Nov. 16. The carts went up for auction later that day.
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On Nov. 16, first responders and local Happy Valley principals took to the grocery store aisles to put together the best Thanksgiving meals while benefitting two north Clackamas programs. During a five-minute shopping spree hosted by the City of Happy Valley and sponsored by the Happy Valley Fred Meyer, participants from North Clackamas School District, Happy Valley Police and Clackamas Fire had the opportunity to raise money for two organizations dedicating to serving those in need, Operation Santa and the Wichita Center.
It was a fast and wild race, with screeching shopping cart wheels and a couple glass jar casualties, during the quick sprint. The contents of the carts were later auctioned off through a 24-hour Facebook campaign, and after a last-minute bidding war, the contents of both carts were sold for a total of $3,000.
City Councilor David Golobay and his family provided the winning bid of $1,000 for the Happy Valley Principals' cart. Their donation will go to the Wichita Center, which supports children in need throughout the North Clackamas School District. New resident Diana Helm offered the winning bid of $2,000 for the cart put together by the first responders. Her donation will go directly to Operation Santa, Clackamas Fire's holiday food and toy drive which supports families in need in Clackamas County.

In true holiday spirit, Fred Meyer volunteered to donate all food items so every dollar that was brought in through the auction will go directly to the Wichita Center and Operation Santa. In addition, the Golobay family donated their food to the Wichita Center to make special holiday baskets.

The donation check and food will be delivered to the Wichita Center (6031 SE King Rd, Milwaukie) Nov. 21 at 3:00 p.m., just in time for the upcoming holiday meal. Operation Santa will receive the proceeds from the sale of the First Responder cart on Nov. 22, timing it perfectly with the kick-off of the 2018 Operation Santa season.



Attached Media Files: North Clackamas principals and first responders from Clackamas Fire and Happy Valley Police show off their carts on Nov. 16. The carts went up for auction later that day.

Three Events Celebrate the Holidays and Northwest History on December 9
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 11/21/17 1:21 PM
The National Park Service is pleased to announce three events for Saturday, December 9: Christmas at Fort Vancouver, a Celebration of Birds, and the opening of a new exhibit at the Visitor Center.

This season's Christmas at Fort Vancouver event will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm. At the reconstructed Fort Vancouver, costumed volunteers will portray the sights and sounds of an 1840s fur trade Christmas and New Year's Day. This holiday was one of the few times a year that the Hudson's Bay Company granted leave to all employees. Many spent this respite outdoors hunting or fishing, and all would celebrate together by dining and dancing in the fort. Learn more about the history of the holidays at Fort Vancouver at https://www.nps.gov/articles/holidaysatfova.htm

Visitors will hear caroling by the Madrigal Singers as they enjoy free, warm holiday wassail, games, music, demonstrations, and dancing. There will be several ongoing Victorian-era craft activities, with the park providing materials for visitors to make wooden toy tops, wreaths, and potpourri ornaments. Regular entrance fees to the fort will apply (see below).

"This holiday event continues to increase in popularity. Families often share with us that making Victorian crafts here has become a holiday tradition," said the national park's superintendent, Tracy Fortmann.

"You would be hard pressed to find a more personal holiday gift than something that has been made by hand," added Park Ranger Bobby Gutierrez.

During the same time frame, two free events will be held at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. From 10 am to 3 pm, celebrate our feathered friends! A Celebration of Birds will feature special activities for children, including building a wooden bird house (limited quantities, supplied by The Home Depot) and making a pinecone bird feeder. Visitors may enjoy a cup of hot cider and shop for unique holiday gifts at the Friends of Fort Vancouver Gift Shop as well.

At 2 pm, The River People exhibit featuring work by guest artist Pat Courtney Gold will open at the Visitor Center. Pat is a renowned American Indian artist of the Wasco Nation who has been instrumental in reviving traditional arts, and specializes in baskets, sally bags, woven wall hangings, and quilts. Her work is in collections at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Peabody Museum, the Burke Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the British Museum, and the Royal British Columbia Museum. More than a dozen of her pieces will be on display at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site through the spring of 2018. The opening of the exhibit will include a talk by the artist, as well as a short documentary film highlighting her work.

Christmas at Fort Vancouver Schedule of Events

The activities listed below will take place at the reconstructed Fort (1001 East Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA)

10 am: 19th Century Weapons Demonstration

10 am - 3 pm: Ongoing hands-on activities (while supplies last):

-Build your own toy top
-Taste apple wassail
-Craft your own holiday wreath
-Make your own Victorian handcraft
-Gather 'round for a winter story
-Play games of the 1840s
-Pose for a holiday photo with costumed reenactors
-Visit the Historic Kitchen and watch a cooking demonstration
-Visit the Blacksmith Shop and talk with volunteers demonstrating the lost art of blacksmithing

11 am - 12 pm: Christmas caroling by the Madrigal Singers

12 pm: 19th Century Weapons Demonstration

1 pm - 3 pm: Learn a holiday jig and sing along to carols! Participatory music and dancing in the Counting House

2 pm: 19th Century Weapons Demonstration


Cost: Admission to Christmas at Fort Vancouver at the reconstructed fort site is $5 per adult. Individuals age 15 years and younger, visitors with one of the America the Beautiful Interagency Passes, or visitors with an Every Kid in the Park pass are free. Events at the Visitor Center are free.

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017. 10 AM - 3 PM

Where: Reconstructed Fort at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (1001 East Fifth Street, Vancouver, WA), Visitor Center & Bookstore (1501 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA).

GINGERBREAD ADVENTURES RETURNS TO OMSI: Architects and bakers team up to create tasty masterpieces
OMSI - 11/21/17 1:14 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- This holiday season, jingle all the way to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to see towering sculptures, sweet science demonstrations and a build-it-yourself workshops at the second annual Gingerbread Adventures.

Five local architecture firms and bakeries have teamed up to design and build gingerbread sculptures focused on the theme "Illusions":

Soderstrom Architects & Bon Appetit Management Company with "Keep Portland Meird"
SRG Partnership & Nothing Bundt Cakes with "Gingerbread City"
LRS Architects & Jaciva's Bakery with "The Illusement Park"
ZGF Architects & Papa Haydn with "Once Upon an Elf"
Dangermond Keane Architecture & Sugar Street Portland with "Ev-illusion"

Gingerbread Adventures, sponsored by New Seasons, highlights the innovation and food science that goes into assembling elaborate gingerbread sculptures. Food science intertwines biology, technology, engineering, architecture and physics in the creation of these artistic creations showcasing Portland's diverse cultural experience, innovative food scene, and architectural expertise.

"Last year was so much fun and everyone really enjoyed it -- the bakers, the architects, our guests and even our staff! Gingerbread Adventures is a great way to blend food science with a beloved holiday tradition," said Andrea Edgecombe, OMSI events director. "We are excited for this to become an event families look forward to year after year."

There will be more than just amazing sculptures on view. Located in OMSI's Auditorium, guests can play with DIY gingerbread building workshops, cookie lab experiments, holiday-themed illusions, brain teasers and more. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for the "People's Choice Award," selecting their favorite gingerbread sculpture.

Returning this year is the popular food science workshop: How Does the Cookie Crumble? Adults will spend an evening learning how buildings are designed to withstand earthquakes. Then, they'll have a chance to design, build and test their own quake-proof gingerbread house. Two dates offered: Dec. 14 and 19; 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. tickets are $18 per gingerbread house (up to 2 people per house).

Gingerbread Adventures is included with general admission to the museum and will be on view in the OMSI Auditorium through Jan. 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.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 and throughout the region. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.



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PPS Announces Change in General Counsel
Portland Public Schools - 11/21/17 12:31 PM
This message went out from PPS Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to school principals and staff:



Central Office Leaders and School Principals:
I want to let you know that Jim Harris has tendered his resignation as General Counsel at PPS. He will serve the next couple of weeks to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership for the legal team. Please join me in thanking Jim for his service during his time at PPS and for his professionalism in this transition. As a next step, he intends to pursue a career opportunity closer to his home on the East Coast.
In order to provide the necessary expertise and leadership to our Legal team and to support the range of support needs of our schools, central office departments, and Board of Education, I would like to announce that I have hired Elizabeth Large to serve as Interim General Counsel.
She comes with prior in-house general counsel experience with other organizations and has worked in both public and private practice. Further, Elizabeth has a track record of supporting education in our community.
I am looking forward to collaborating closely with her as we proactively work towards the resolution of all current litigation in the district. Please join me in welcoming Liz to the PPS team.

Guadalupe


Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.

Enhanced Traffic Enforcement over the Thanksgiving Holiday
Beaverton Police Dept. - 11/21/17 12:05 PM
The Beaverton Police Department will be participating in a national traffic safety campaign, with a focus on impaired drivers during the week of Thanksgiving. This High Visibility Enforcement detail (HVE) will begin on November 22nd and end on November 27th.

During this time the Beaverton Police Department will have officers out on focused patrols for impaired drivers. The goal of this campaign is to save lives and educate the motoring public.
Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please think about this before you operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol.

It is also important that you read the labels on any prescription medication you take, before consuming any alcoholic beverage. Drinking alcohol while on some prescription medications can increase your inability to safely operate a motor vehicle and this could lead to serious injury or death.

Here are several things you can do to avoid becoming a statistic:

Do not drink and drive.
Do not ride with anyone who has been drinking.
Do not use illegal drugs.
Do not drive a motor vehicle until you know how a prescription medication affects you.
Do not mix prescription medications and alcohol.
Always use a seat belt.
Have a designated driver.
Report drunk drivers by calling 911.

Impaired driving is not an accident; it is an intentional and willing act that you have control over.
Drunk driving is often a symptom of a larger problem: alcohol misuse and abuse.
Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually.

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OSP is urging motorists to travel safely this Thanksgiving Holiday Week
Oregon State Police - 11/21/17 11:57 AM
OSP is urging motorists to travel safely this Thanksgiving Holiday Week. Other traffic advisories to motorists are winter travel conditions, Black Friday shopping and the Civil War Game in Eugene.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend - This holiday period (Wednesday through Sunday) will see one of the highest volumes of traffic in over a decade according to AAA Oregon/Idaho. As with other holiday weekends OSP is urging motorists to plan ahead, expect heavy traffic, expect poor driving conditions with rain expected at lower elevations and snow in the mountain passes, and take your time (more traveling tips at the bottom of this release). Know the road conditions before traveling by going to www.tripchceck.com

Winter travel - Those traveling in lower elevations, expect rain and wet roadways. Increase your following distances due to decreased traction on those wet roadways.

For those traveling Oregon's mountain passes, expect snowfall and winter driving conditions. Know when traction tires are required by visiting tripcheck.com. Too often these mountain pass crashes are caused by those not using traction tires. These crashes cause delays that last hours at times. If chains are the traction device, know how to install or use them. Too often we find motorists struggling in deep snow and below freezing conditions attempting to put them on for the first time.

November 24th and 25 - Black Friday Shopping at the Woodburn Outlet Mall. There has been historically major traffic issues on Interstate 5 in Woodburn on Thanksgiving evening and the following Friday due to the high volume of shoppers frequenting the Woodburn Outlet Mall. There has traditionally been backed up traffic prior to the Woodburn exit. Motorists are asked to consider taking alternate routes to Woodburn.

OSP will be focusing enforcement efforts on motorists driving on the shoulder of I-5, parking on the shoulder of I-5 and any other hazardous behavior. Another particular issue has been motorists driving past the backed up traffic and then trying to squeeze in prior to the Woodburn exit. OSP will be in the area actively enforcing traffic laws.

November 25 - Oregon State University versus University of Oregon Football Game in Eugene at 4PM. OSP is advising motorists traveling on Interstate 5 to expect high volumes of traffic in the mid-Willamette Valley before and after the game. OSP is urging those attending the game to take your time, plan ahead and have a designated driver.


OSP is also urging motorists to plan their travels:

Expect heavy traffic volumes. Take extra time to reach your destination

Visit ODOT's traveler page www.tripcheck.com

Be prepared in the event you become stuck during your travels- Carry water, food, and blankets in the event you are stuck in your vehicle during your trip

Get a designated driver (plan ahead) if you plan on consuming intoxicating substances.

Put the distractions away. Pull over to use that handheld electronic device, ask as passenger to help or wait to arrive at your destination to use them.

Watch your speed; often speeding will not get you to your destination any faster. You will fatigue faster, burn more fuel, and create a more hazardous environment on the highway.

Be extra vigilant in highway work zones. 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.

Get rested before you travel. 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.

DPSST Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 11/21/17 11:50 AM
COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2017

Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. 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: 888-808-6929- and Participant code: 8917117

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. Introductions

2. Minutes -- August 15, 2017
Approve the minutes of the August 15, 2017 Private Security/Private Investigations Policy Committee meeting.

3. Proposed Rule Change for OARs 259-060-0010, 259-060-0120, 259-060-0135 and 259-060-0300 - SB 39 and suspension of armed professionals and firearms instructors for failure to complete annual refresher training/marksmanship
Presented by Jennifer Howald

4. Review of Public Comment and Rulemaking Hearing Summary for the Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-060-0300 Establishes Emotional Standards for Armed Private Security Professionals and Private Security Firearms Instructors
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. Department Update

6. Subcommittee Reports

7. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- February 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Administrative Announcement
This is a public meeting, subject to the public meeting law and it will be recorded. Deliberation of issues will only be conducted by Private Security/Investigator Policy Committee members unless permitted by the Chair. Individuals who engage in disruptive behavior that impedes official business will be asked to stop being disruptive or leave the meeting. Additional measures may be taken to have disruptive individuals removed if their continued presence poses a safety risk to the other persons in the room or makes it impossible to continue the meeting

## 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. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.

Friends of the Carpenter to Utilize Former Day Center Space to Serve Vulnerable Populations
Friends of the Carpenter - 11/21/17 11:15 AM
Vancouver, WA -- Friends of the Carpenter (FOC) will explore how to best utilize the current small day center space in the north end of their building on W. 20th St. to address some other critical need in the community. This change comes as a result of plans by the City of Vancouver to purchase the former Department of Fish and Wildlife building on Grand Blvd. to house an expanded day center program in early 2018.

"A permanent day center, with adequate space for resources such as access to shower and laundry facilities, will be a wonderful and much-needed addition to our continuum of care in Clark County. However, it does mean that the current day center operated by Share will likely relocate in early 2018," said Tom Iberle, executive director. "At Friends of the Carpenter, we look at this as a door opening to a new and exciting chapter for us to stay true to our mission of the past 20 years by identifying under-served populations who are in need of the services we provide."

The FOC Board of Directors will work with staff and key volunteers to explore how best to make use of the space currently occupied by the Share Day Center once it moves to the new location. That could include leasing the space to another promising ministry or organization, or expanding our program in a way that aligns with our Strategic Plan. More information will become available on the FOC website www.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 vulnerable members of our community through woodworking events scheduled around the area and which, today, are mostly held at FOC's Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community. Learn more at friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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Commercial Burglary Arrest in Wood Village (Photo)
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/21/17 10:42 AM
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On November 21, 2017 at approximately 3:00am Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a burglary alarm at Camping World, located at 24000 NE Sandy Blvd in Wood Village.

During their search of the large commercial property, deputies located and arrested CHAD SOUTHWELL, age 31. SOUTHWELL was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple charges, including Burglary in the Second Degree.

MCSO Patrol Unit deputies were assisted by K9 teams from the Portland Police Bureau and the Hillsboro Police Department.



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OSP Seeking Public Assistance in the Unlawful Killing/Waste of a Black Tail Deer (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 11/21/17 10:10 AM
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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Newport is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a black tail deer that was discovered on Gravel Creek road near Horner Ranch.

On Friday, November 3rd, 2017, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist located a black tail buck that was shot and left on Gravel Creek road. The deer appeared to have been shot the night prior and was left with no meat taken. Oregon State Police is investigating the unlawful killing and waste of the black tail deer.

A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

$300 Habitat Destruction

$100 Game Fish and Shellfish

$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

$100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)



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FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against the Dangers of Using Social Media While Traveling
FBI - Oregon - 11/21/17 10:00 AM
Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week: building a digital defense against the dangers of using social media while traveling.

You know you've been there. You are scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, and your friends are posting annoying photos of themselves at some beautifully exotic beach... or mountain climbing in some gorgeous remote location. Some day... you think... you will be the one to show off your family photo from the happiest place on earth. Or, maybe, a shot of yourself lounging on a sailboat in the Caribbean.

Social media is often the fastest and easiest way to communicate -- that is make your friends jealous -- when you are away. But hitting "submit" on that post it is not always the safest way to go.

By telling people where you are -- and are not -- you are giving criminals a huge advantage. Here are just some of the ways you are making yourself, and your family, vulnerable:

Burglars now know that your home is an easier target.

Family members may become more susceptible to virtual kidnapping scams. The bad guy knows you are traveling in whatever country. He calls your mom, convinces her you have been taken hostage and demands money. She can't get ahold of you because you are busy parasailing, and she ends up paying the ransom while fearing for your life.

Fraudsters can use your flight info or other details to launch a "phishing" attack on you. You receive an email or text from your supposed airline about your flight... only to find out later that you have now downloaded malware or given out more personal info that can be used for identity theft.

So what to do?

Check your social media account privacy settings to make sure you are using the most secure options available. Only let chosen friends view your account.

Resist the urge for more followers, and only accept those people you know face-to-face as friends.

Don't post pictures on your feeds until you return home.

Don't post information about your flights, hotel reservations or specific activities that you are doing. Likewise, do not "check in" from any of these locations.

Finally, take this time to just unplug and enjoy. There will be plenty of opportunities to make your friends jealous after you return.

If you have been victimized by an online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your FBI local office.



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Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet in Forest Grove Nov. 28
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 11/21/17 9:51 AM
Date: Nov. 21, 2017

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-910-4311
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473

SALEM, Ore.--The Northwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove. The agenda includes discussing and recommending an operator to the Oregon Board of Forestry for the Operator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an operator for excellent work that exceeds the Oregon Forest Practices Act natural resource protection laws. The laws require re-planting, maintaining forest roads, and protecting streams and habitat for fish and wildlife.

The southwest and eastern Oregon committees will meet soon to recommend awards for those areas. The board will present the Operator of the Year Awards at its March 2018 meeting.

The committee will also discuss and may take action on these topics:
Private Forests Division update
Compliance Audit Report
Enforcing aerial herbicide use laws (ORS 527.672)
Cable assist logging
Eastern Oregon/Siskiyou streamside protection review

This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome. The agenda includes time for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting space 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 before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

Regional Forest Practices Committees are advisory groups made up of forest landowners and the public who advise the board on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Additional information about Regional Forest Practices Committees is available at: https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Board/Pages/RFPC.aspx.

Forests are among Oregon's most valued resources, providing a balance of environmental, economic and social benefits.

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Linn County Sheriff's Office investigates fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Seven Mile Lane near Albany
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 11/21/17 8:47 AM
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash this morning on Seven Mile Lane and Columbus Street near Albany. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the road. The crash was called in at 6:39 a.m. Deputies are actively investigating the crash and are being assisted by Albany Police Department, Linn County Road Department and the Albany Fire Department.

Seven Mile Ln. is now closed from Columbus to Three Lakes Road while deputies conduct their investigation. Sherriff Riley asks that people find an alternate route to travel around the area. An update will be provided after the family of the victim has been notified and more details are known.

DUII Grant funds extra police patrols for the Thanksgiving week in West Linn
West Linn Police Dept. - 11/21/17 8:45 AM
Nationally, "Every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash" (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2014). It is statistics like this that led the West Linn Police Department to participate in High Visibility Enforcement DUII patrols, using funds from a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation through Oregon Impact. The grant funding will allow the West Linn Police Department to deploy extra officers to exclusively target suspected DUII drivers.

With the holiday season approaching, here are some important safety tips for holiday planning:
Use a Designated Driver-If you haven't identified who will drive if you are going to drink, Now Is The Time!
Make it an over-nighter. Couches or hotel rooms make great landing pads and are far more cheaper and comfortable than a night in jail!
Call a cab, use public transportation, use an internet-based service like BeMyDD.com and www.drinkinganddriving.org/designated-driver-services (they drive you home in your own car!) or a service like Uber or Lyft.
Be a good host, making sure you have tasty non-alcoholic beverages for the designated driver/s at your gathering is a great gesture; your DD/s will appreciate it.

The West Linn Police Department will continue to be aggressively looking for, and arresting, intoxicated drivers around West Linn. So; Be smart. Be safe. Drive Sober.

Oregon City Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying fraud suspects (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 11/21/17 8:38 AM
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On November 11, 2017, unknown suspect(s) broke into a vehicle in Oregon City and stole credit cards from within. On November 12, 2017, the credit cards were used at multiple locations in Clackamas County and Multnomah County. Attached are surveillance photographs of the two unidentified male suspects and an associated female subject.

Male Suspect #1 is described as a white male adult, around 30 years old, and stocky build. He is wearing blue jeans, a gray Carhart hooded sweatshirt, and baseball hat.

Male Suspect #2 is described as a white male adult, around 30 years old, and medium build. He is wearing blue jeans, black hooded sweatshirt, and black jacket with red sleeves.

The suspects are associated with a dark colored Dodge Dakota with matching canopy.

The Oregon City Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the two male suspects and associated female pictured with suspect #2. Anyone who has information about or knows who the suspects are, are encouraged to call the Oregon City Tip Line at 503-496-1616.

Reference OCPD case # 17-4064.



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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/20/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 11/21/17 8:23 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/20/2017

Estacada:

No new crimes were reported yesterday in Estacada. Woo hoo!


SANDY:

17-1909

On 11/20/2017 at about 1120 hrs., an unknown suspect stole $40 worth of fuel from the 16000 block of Champion Way. A report was taken.


17-1910

On 11/20/2017 at about 1252 hrs., police received a report regarding a hit and run traffic crash that occurred on 11/17/2017 in the 37000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.


17-1912

On 11/20/2017 at about 1525 hrs., police received a report about a hit & run motor vehicle crash that occurred on 11/15/2017 in the 37000 block of Highway 26. A report was taken.

Volunteers Deliver 1,800 Meals to Homebound Seniors on Thanksgiving
Meals on Wheels People - 11/21/17 8:03 AM
What: More than 500 volunteers will deliver 1,800 hot turkey dinners to homebound seniors throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties on Thanksgiving Day.

When: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Time: 10:30 -- 11:30 a.m.

Where: Drivers pick up Thanksgiving meals to deliver at one of these locations:
?,? Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen, 7710 SW 31st Ave, Portland
?,? Double Tree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland
?,? Ambleside Center, 600 NE 8th Street, Gresham
?,? Forest Grove Center, 2037 Douglas Street, Forest Grove
?,? Luepke Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, Wash.

The menu includes roast turkey and gravy, cranberry relish, bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, peas and carrots, cranberry gelatin salad, potato rolls, and pumpkin pie with whipped topping.

About Meals on Wheels People: Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. We provide a nutritional and social lifeline for older adults through dozens of meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound elderly. With the help of more than 5,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.1 million meals each year. Visit: mealsonwheelspeople.org.

Deputies to Feast On Thanksgiving DUII's (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/21/17 8:00 AM
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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will be conducting DUII saturation patrols over the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. From November 22 to November 26, 2017, deputies working grant-funded overtime will be out looking for impaired drivers. Primary emphasis will be in the rural areas of Jackson County.

Thanksgiving should be a time to celebrate with friends and family. Please join us in keeping this holiday season tragedy-free. Here are some tips for those who include alcohol in their celebration:

HAVE A PLAN: Plan to drive sober or designate someone else to do so. Save the number of a taxi company in your phone so you always have a backup plan.

DRINK OR DRIVE: Once you know where you'll celebrate, decide whether you're drinking or driving - choose only one.

GETTING AROUND: Before you take your first sip, leave your keys at home or give them to a friend. If you're the designated driver, don't drink. If you're impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely.

PASSENGERS, TOO: Drivers aren't the only ones at risk. Only accept a ride from a sober driver.

HELP A FRIEND: If you know people who are about to drive while impaired, help them to make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.

Impaired driving has fatal consequences. If you suspect an impaired driver on the road, contact local police immediately. You could save a life.



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Oregon to continue health coverage for kids despite Congress' failure to renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program
Oregon Health Authority - 11/21/17 6:00 AM
November 21, 2017

In response to a letter from Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority will continue health coverage for 80,000 children and 1,700 pregnant women who rely on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for vital health services such as prescriptions, doctor's visits, preventive care and emergency care.

Congress failed to renew funding for the program in September, but Oregon secured $51 million in one-time left over CHIP funds to last through December. After that the state runs out of money to cover children on CHIP.

OHA notified the Governor's office that because Congress hadn't acted, many Oregon children could lose their health benefits at the end of the year.

In her letter, the Governor asked OHA to work with its coordinated care organization partners to extend coverage through the end of April even if that means creating a shortfall in the state's budget to fund the program.

"These kids are from vulnerable families and they rely on CHIP to pay for vital medical care," said Patrick Allen, Director of the Oregon Health Authority. "It would be a tragedy for them to lose coverage or have an interruption in coverage because Congress has failed to act."

CHIP covers children from low- and middle-income families whose parents make too much to qualify for Medicaid but who may struggle to afford to buy coverage in the marketplace.

Currently 120,000 Oregon children and 1,700 pregnant women rely on the federally funded program.

Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Oregon must continue to cover 40,000 children in the program whose families meet the federal Medicaid income guidelines. Eighty-thousand children whose family income exceeds those guidelines are in danger of losing coverage if Congress does not act.

OHA has asked the coordinated care organizations to continue coverage for these kids through April.

CHIP funding has been an integral part of Oregon's health transformation effort, which includes providing coverage for all Oregon kids. Ninety-eight percent of children in the state have health insurance.

Watch a video featuring a family that was helped by the CHIP program.

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Links:

Governor Kate Brown's letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cO4Oy2eB8Bq9KaueY49Kap4QnQIXuU6H/view?usp=sharing

Video of a family that was helped by CHIP: http://www.95percentoregon.com/feature-stories.html

Mon. 11/20/17
Vancouver Police investigating a shooting
Vancouver Police Dept. - 11/20/17 8:42 PM
On 11-20-2017 at approximately 4:00 pm Vancouver Police officers responded to radio call of "Assault with a Weapon" in vicinity of Walgreens pharmacy, located at SE Mill Plain Blvd and 97th Ave in Vancouver.

Upon arrival officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Victim was transported to a local hospital.

As of this writing victim was at the hospital and undergoing a surgery procedure.

VPD's Major Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.



There is no further information available on this incident, including suspect's identity or description.

Noone has been arrested in relation to this incident as of this time.

Anyone with information in reference to this shooting are asked to call Vancouver Police Dispatch.

Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives arrest 13 year old for manslaughter 1st re: shooting that occurred on October 14th
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/20/17 5:27 PM
Kelso, Washington: Cowlitz County Sheriff Detectives have arrested 13 year Dawson A. Dunn for Manslaughter 1st degree. This arrest is a result of the investigation of the shooting that was first reported on October 14th. It occurred in the 1500 block of Carrol road, which is a few miles east of Kelso.

The victim, Edgar Vazquez was also 13 and lived in Kelso as well. Edgar had been spent a few nights with Dawson, they were friends.

The case unfolded when Dawson called 911 and reported that he had shot his friend while playing with a firearm. Deputies and medical aid responded and found the victim with a single shotgun wound to his upper body. They were unable to save the victim; he died at the scene.

Deputies had learned from Dawson that he had fired the shotgun before that day. He told the deputies that day that he checked the gun and racked the action and saw a round eject from the shotgun. He racked the action a second time and based on what he saw he believed it was empty when he pointed it at Edgar and pulled the trigger. He was surprised when the shotgun fired and pellets struck Edgar. Dawson said that he did not intend to shoot Edgar, he said it was an accident. (It is not clear why he pointed the firearm at Edgar.) Dawson has declined to be interviewed under advice of legal counsel.

Dawson was booked at the Cowlitz County Juvenile Detention facility and will appear in court sometime tomorrow. Media will have to call the Juvenile Detention facility to ask for the time of the hearing. He is being held on no bail at this time.

The decision to formally charge Dawson rest with the Prosecuting Attorney.

We are not releasing any photos. We are not describing the nature of the victims injuries in further details.

Request for the recording of the 911 call are being referred to the Cowlitz 911 dispatch center. Our case number is A17-3170.

HHS student brings octoball to HMS (Photo)
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 11/20/17 5:13 PM
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Thanks to the efforts of a Hockinson High School junior, octoball--or gaga ball--has arrived at Hockinson Middle School.

"As a middle schooler I wanted another option besides basketball, tetherball and foursquare," said Kevin Williams. "When I learned how to play octoball at youth group, I knew it would be a great game for students in middle school."

Octoball is similar to dodgeball but is played in a small fenced-in court. Players are eliminated when struck with a ball at or below the knee.

Kevin did the planning, got approvals and raised money for materials for the project, which is part of his effort to earn the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts. He then supervised the building process as Troop 475 and his family supplied the labor. The pit recently opened for play.

"The octoball pit was a huge hit," said Middle School Principal Brian Lehner. "The excitement it created at lunch was awesome, and the kids jumped right in."



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Battle Ground kicks of holiday season with annual tree lighting (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 11/20/17 5:04 PM
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Santa and Mrs. Claus will be the honored guests again this year at Battle Ground's 28th annual Tree Lighting. Scheduled each year on the first Friday of December, this year's tree lighting will take place on Friday, December 1st at the Battle Ground Community Center located at 912 East Main Street in Battle Ground.

Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with caroling led by the Battle Ground High School Jazz Choir. To the delight of all who are young and young-at-heart, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Fire District 3 Engine to light the tree.

After the lighting of the Christmas tree, the celebration moves indoors to the warmth of the community center where the North County Community Food Bank will serve warm and tasty refreshments, and where Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children and pose for pictures.

The annual event is a community collaboration of the City of Battle Ground, Fire District 3, the North County Community Food Bank, and the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce. The food bank will be accepting non-perishable donations. Your own pictures with Santa are free; printed pictures with Santa are $5 each with proceeds benefiting the Summer Playground Program.

The outdoor caroling and tree lighting will warm your heart, but the weather outside may be frightening so be sure to dress for rain, shine, or snow!



Attached Media Files: Battle Ground Tree Lighting

Students share thanks at Hockinson Feast (Photo)
Hockinson Sch. Dist. - 11/20/17 5:01 PM
Fire Chief Steve Wrightson celebrated his retirement at the HHS Feast.
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Thanksgiving came early to Hockinson High School with the Developmental Resource Room's annual Thanksgiving Feast last Friday.

"It's a lot of hard work," said senior Jared McGraw, who helped with the mashed potatoes. "We work fast."

"It's fun," said freshman Molly Isaacson, who peeled the potatoes and made cranberry sauce. Asked her favorite part of putting on the Feast, she didn't hesitate: "Eating it!"

The event draws students, teachers, families and community members for turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rice crispy bars and more. And this year, most of the ingredients -- from the turkeys to the apple cider -- were donated by Hockinson High School staff members.

"The kids are so proud and take a lot of pride in putting on a dinner party," said French teacher Steve Cookson. "I think it's one of the highlights of every year."

"What I think is cool is that we're pulling together for kids and around kids," said Principal Colleen Anders.

The Feast is a way for the students to express their thanks to the community, including the community work supervisors who welcome students into their businesses to volunteer and gain employment skills.

This year's event happened to coincide with the last day on the job for District 3 Fire Chief Steve Wrightson, one of the first supporters of the Developmental Resource Room's efforts to get their students out in the community for skill building.

"They clean windows, vacuum, take out garbage. We love having them there," Wrightson said of the students who work at the station. "We have a shredding project for one of the students who likes to shred papers -- we're saving up paper for him."

Wrightson and his fire station crew have helped inspire the group to continue offering their Feast, and at Friday's event Wrightson was honored with a thank-you banner and presentation, plus a scrapbook filled with photos and notes of thanks.

"It's been a really wonderful relationship," Wrightson reflected. "I've been blessed."



Attached Media Files: Fire Chief Steve Wrightson celebrated his retirement at the HHS Feast. , HHS students, staff, families and community gathered for the annual Thanksgiving Feast.

Battle Ground SR-502/503 Congestion Relief Project: Traffic revisions ahead (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 11/20/17 4:54 PM
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Battle Ground, WA - Two major traffic revisions related to Battle Ground's SR-502/503 Congestion Relief Project - Phase 1 are projected to occur the first week of December. The revisions will affect access to and from the Battle Ground Fred Meyer shopping area located at the northwest corner of State Routes 502 and 503.

This phase of the larger project addresses gridlock on Main Street and at the SR-502/503 intersection with two major traffic revisions:

NW 5th Way, just north of Fred Meyer, has been extended east to connect to SR-503. The new roadway will provide right-in and right-out access to and from the shopping area. Already constructed, the road will not open for use until concrete barriers are placed along the centerline of SR-503. NW 5th Way is projected to open for use on December 2 or 3.

The NW 12th Ave/Main St signal will be removed and a median installed on Main St to restrict traffic on 12th Ave to right-in and right-out only. This revision will not take place until after NW 5th Way opens. Removal of the light and installation of a barrier (a temporary barrier until a permanent median is constructed) is projected to occur the night of December 5.

It is important to recognize that these are projected dates and that variations in weather, and contractor/sub-contractor and WSDOT schedules may affect them. Updates, as they occur, will be posted to the city's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofBGWA.

The traffic revisions will affect how motorists access and exit from the Fred Meyer Shopping area. The attached maps/graphics are meant to assist motorists in planning for the traffic revisions to come. Large map displays are also available at both entrances to the Battle Ground Fred Meyer and smaller versions have been made available to businesses located in the shopping area.

An online map of the traffic revisions and additional information about the larger, multi-year Congestion Relief Project is available on the city's website at www.cityofbg.org/congestion-relief.



Attached Media Files: SR-502/503 Congestion Relief Project , 12th Ave and Main St Revisions , New Access at 5th Way , Crews prepare 12th Ave and Main intersection for traffic revisions

The Grotto's 30th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights Opens Friday, Nov. 24 (Photo)
The Grotto - 11/20/17 4:23 PM
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Since 1988, The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights has been an ever-growing community tradition that celebrates the true spirit of Christmas.

Through its beautiful lighting displays, heart-warming family entertainment, and magnificent indoor concerts, this festival highlights the sights and sounds of the season.

With over 175 choirs and ensembles from around the region performing in the Chapel of Mary, known for its cathedral-like acoustics, it is the world's largest Christmas choral festival.
Other family entertainment includes nightly puppet shows, outdoor caroling, and a live petting zoo, this year featuring "B.C.", the baby camel.

Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop.

#TheGrottoPDX to share and see Festival experiences.

TICKETS
General: $11.00
Senior(65+)/Military: $10.00
Children (3-12): $6.00
Children (2 & under): Free
The Grotto accepts all major credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned or dry food benefiting Snow-Cap, an East-county food bank.

PARKING
Parking is Free and volunteer parking attendants are present to direct visitors to the most convenient parking. New in 2017, there will be an overflow lot with a free shuttle. The lot is located at St. Rita's Catholic Church at NE 102nd and Prescott.

CHOIR SCHEDULE: https://thegrotto.org/choir-schedule/

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: Thursday, December 7, 2017
For Military Appreciation Night all active and former Military and their families get free entry with Military ID.(Dec. 7 only)

CONTACT

The Grotto: 503-254-7371
events@thegrotto.org

Get a sneak peek of the lights before you attend:
https://www.instagram.com/thegrottopdx/

Stay up to date on the Festival and choir schedule each night: https://twitter.com/thegrottopdx

More info: https://thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights/



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State agencies to meet Dec. 4 on proposed gold mine in Malheur County
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 11/20/17 4:09 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Technical Review Team for a proposed gold mine in Malheur County will meet by teleconference from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST on Monday, Dec. 4.

The meeting agenda is available at https://bit.ly/calicomeetings

The public and media may listen to the meeting at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) Portland office at 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965, or listen by phone. For call-in instructions, contact DOGAMI at 541-967-2040.

The Technical Review Team (TRT) is an interdisciplinary team of state agencies that reviews information related to a proposed mine during all phases of the application process, and ultimately develops consolidated permit conditions that conform to Oregon regulations. The federal Bureau of Land Management serves on the team in an ex-officio role.

Woodland High School offers American Sign Language for students to fulfill foreign language requirements (Photo)
Woodland Sch. Dist. - 11/20/17 4:00 PM
Victor Villa (left) and Belen Toledo (right), both sophomores, are two of 90 students who quickly filled the available sections of ASL
Victor Villa (left) and Belen Toledo (right), both sophomores, are two of 90 students who quickly filled the available sections of ASL
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Monday, November 20, 2017-Woodland, WA-Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language (ASL) to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the hiring of Kim Novak, an experienced teacher from Arizona who developed a three-year program to teach ASL at the high school level.

As more and more cultures adopt English as their primary or secondary language, many foreign languages have seen a drop in use over recent years. However, American Sign Language (ASL) continues to grow in use, with ASL ranked as the fourth most commonly used language in the United States with between 500,000 to 2 million people using ASL on a daily basis.

Noticing a decline in students enrolling in French classes for their foreign language requirement, Woodland High School Principal John Shoup wanted to broaden the school's foreign language offerings by adding American Sign Language to the curriculum. Like any language, American Sign Language (ASL) maintains its own syntax and grammatical structure, and classes in ASL are now widely offered at college to fulfill students' foreign language requirement in university.

When Shoup reached out to her, Kim Novak was teaching ASL at a high school in Chandler, Arizona using a three-year program she developed. "I had found Kim's resume and kept it on file for nearly two years because of her background as both a foreign language teacher and as a history teacher which makes her a perfect fit for our school," explained Shoup. "When the opportunity to hire her developed early this year, I knew I needed to see if she was still interested in teaching in the Pacific Northwest."

Novak wanted to move to the Pacific Northwest for years, so, after waiting patiently for years, Woodland High School was the perfect opportunity. "More than two years ago, I put ASL on my resume and applications in job search engines online, but I never heard any interest from schools in the Pacific Northwest which is where I really wanted to move," said Novak. "So, I continued to wait when, last May, John Shoup emailed me asking if I wanted to help start an ASL program at Woodland High School; and, now, here I am!"

For her first year, Novak teaches a combination of courses in the first level of ASL along with a few history courses. Shoup and Novak worked together to schedule her course load to leave room in her schedule to add the second level of ASL for students who progress next year. "Currently, we're offering three sections of ASL 1 with 30 students in each section," Novak explained. "Next year, we'll continue offering sections of ASL 1 but also add sections of ASL 2 for students who want to continue developing their language skills."

Thanks to advancements in technology and the power of cloud computing, Novak's ASL classes are more effective and efficient than ever. Students use the webcams in Chromebook computers and a program called FlipGrid to film themselves "speaking" sign language. The students' videos are automatically uploaded to Novak's teacher account where she can review their progress, grade assignments, and provide feedback. "Since ASL is a visual language with no written component other than English and I can't watch each student all the time, I've always needed students to film themselves so I can monitor their progress and offer instruction," explained Novak. "In the past, I had to set up a tripod with a camera in class, but students could only film themselves one at a time; now each student can use their own Chromebook -- it's fantastic!"

Students quickly filled the available sections of ASL, enthusiastically enrolling in the new course. "I already speak Spanish, I didn't want to take French, and I saw a television show featuring sign language when I was young which made me always want to learn sign language," explained Belen Toledo, a sophomore. "ASL is so grammatically different than English or Spanish with its own completely unique sentence structure -- it's fascinating."

Victor Villa, a sophomore classmate, shared a lot of Toledo's sentiments. "I was intrigued with how deaf people communicate, and although I was interested in French, I decided to take ASL instead," he said. "It's harder to learn ASL than other foreign languages because there's no writing -- you have to memorize a visual language -- however, it's easy to pick up, you just need to put in the effort to memorize the motions."

Both students raved about Novak's teaching style. "Mrs. Novak is a really good teacher offering help for students both before and after school," said Toledo. "She's one of my favorites, already!" Villa agreed, "Mrs. Novak also slows down in class whenever students need her to and patiently works with those who need extra guidance."

Novak holds a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies from California State University in Northridge where she learned American Sign Language from instructors who were completely deaf. "Participating directly in deaf culture inspired me, and I worked at the National Center on Deafness located on campus at my university," said Novak. "I have always incorporated some elements of ASL into my classes, however I'm incredibly excited to teach the language and culture directly to students in this program.'

Novak has taught school for 19 years, beginning with fourth grade, followed by middle school Social Studies, and then high school geography, social studies, history and American Sign Language for the past eight years. "I entered teaching after working in the business world serving the deaf and disabled communities," explained Novak. "For me, teaching really does offer the chance for me to make a difference in kids' lives by teaching young people learn the language to communicate with those who are deaf."

Novak enjoys working with students and watching their progress over time. "Seeing their growth as a student and as a person makes all the hard work worthwhile," she said. "I strongly believe that all students can learn; I just need to find the connection and motivation to give them the confidence to pursue their goals and dreams."


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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Reports Inmate Death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 11/20/17 3:56 PM
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died this morning of natural causes at an area hospital. His death was expected.

Matthew Tracy, 65, was pronounced deceased at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017. He had been housed at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Intake Center in Wilsonville.

Tracy entered DOC custody on September 21, 2017 on three counts of sex abuse in the first degree out of Jackson County. His earliest release date was May 31, 2026.

Next of kin has been notified.

CCCF is a multi-custody prison located 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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Salem man arrested following an altercation with Salem Police. (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 11/20/17 3:51 PM
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47 year old Salem resident Rudolph Murie was arrested this morning following an altercation with Salem Police.

This incident began around 11:10 A.M. when a resident called Salem Police to report a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4100 block of Sunray Avenue South. The resident reported the suspicious vehicle had parked in her driveway and the two male occupants were looking at her home. A check by the Dispatch Center showed the suspicious vehicle was a reported stolen vehicle from Albany.

Several officers responded to the call. As the officers were arriving in the area two males, who matched the description of the occupants of the stolen vehicle, were observed walking away from the area. Salem Police Officers contacted the two males who immediately fled on foot onto Browning Avenue South and ultimately southbound on Kurth Street. One of the males, later identified as Rudolph Murie, reached into his pockets and retrieved two large knives. Murie stopped running, turned towards the officers and began to threaten the officers. Officers briefly spoke with Murie in an attempt to get him to surrender, however, Murie continued his threatening behavior. At this point Murie made stabbing movements towards his neck with both knives causing lacerations to his neck. A Taser was deployed by Officers which was ineffective. As the Taser was ineffective Officers then used bean bag rounds to try and get Murie to surrender. As the bean bag rounds were utilized Murie turned and continued to attempt to flee. A Taser was once again utilized which allowed Officers to take Murie into custody without further incident.

Murie was transported to the Salem Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Murie is charged with a number of crimes related to this incident including Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Weapon (x2), Resisting Arrest, Possession of Heroin, Possession and Distribution of Methamphetamine and a Parole Violation warrant. Murie has been lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility on these charges.

The Salem Police Department is no longer searching for the second suspect.

No Police Officers were harmed during this arrest.

Prior booking photo is attached.



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Western Oregon University Enrollment Shows Uptick in Transfers, Strong Diversity
Western Oregon University - 11/20/17 3:48 PM
MONMOUTH, Ore. -- Western Oregon University has released official enrollment figures for fall 2017, and highlights include a higher-than modeled enrollment number and a strong showing in diverse populations.

As a reflection of consistent declines in the number of high school graduates in Oregon, WOU's spring enrollment projections had modeled a drop in enrollment of up to 5 percent. However, actual enrollment numbers came in much higher, with a drop of less than two percent. Increases in transfer students and international students offset much of the change in first-time freshmen.

"Western Oregon University continues to be a top destination for Oregon high school graduates," said Rex Fuller, president of the university. "And we are thrilled to welcome a larger population of transfer students, both from our partner community colleges and other institutions. Our strategic plan prompts us to be the campus of choice for transfer students, and these numbers show we are headed in the right direction."

WOU also stands out as one of the most diverse Oregon public university campuses, including the following statistics:
The highest percentage of students of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander heritage, continuing an established trend. In Feb. 2017, the Chronicle of Higher Education named WOU the top mainland university in the country for students of that background.
The highest percentage of students identifying as Black or African-American among all state public universities, at 3.4 percent
The highest percentage of Hispanic students of all state public universities, at 14 percent
Virtually tied at the top with Eastern Oregon University for the percentage of American Indian or Alaska Native students.

WOU has established enrollment partnerships with two Oregon community colleges, and several more are in the works. These agreements help smooth the path for transfer students to transition to WOU, bearing out the university's vision to be the top destination for degree-seekers.

About Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University, founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is the state's oldest public university. Serving approximately 5,300 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with nearly 80 percent of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon's campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.
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Red Cross Offers Top 10 Holiday Driving and Travel Tips
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 11/20/17 3:09 PM
Travelers should plan ahead and expect delays as they head to destinations

PORTLAND, Ore., November 20, 2017 -- Millions of people are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and the American Red Cross is offering tips travelers can follow as they visit loved ones over the long weekend.

"More vehicles are expected on the highways, which can mean travel hazards and delays," said Candace Horter, Regional Chief Executive Officer. "Planning ahead and staying alert will help you get to your holiday destination safely."

DRIVING SAFETY

1. Make sure your car is in good condition for a road trip (free of maintenance issues).
2. Pack an emergency preparedness kit and supplies in the trunk.
3. Share travel plans with a family member or friend.
4. Check the weather along your route and plan for travel around any storms that may be coming.
5. Be well rested and alert.
6. Buckle up, slow down, and don't drive while impaired.
7. Follow the rules of the road and use caution in work zones.
8. Give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
9. Make frequent stops. During long trips, rotate drivers. If you're too tired to drive, stop and get some rest.
10. If you have car trouble, pull as far off the road as possible.

OTHER SAFETY TIPS

Winter weather:
Keep the car's gas tank full for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing.
Pull over and stay with your vehicle. Do not try to walk to safety.
Tie a brightly colored cloth (preferably red) to the antenna for rescuers to see.
Start the car and use the heater for about 10 minutes every hour. Keep the exhaust pipe clear so fumes won't back up in the car.
Leave the overhead light on when the engine is running to help rescuers see the vehicle.
Keep one window slightly open -- away from the blowing wind -- to let in air.
Public transportation and preventing the spread of the flu virus:
Everything you touch is likely touched by someone else -- luggage, seats, etc. -- which is how germs are spread.
Handle your own belongings. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
Carry hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes with you. You can use them to wash your hands or wipe down surfaces such as armrests.
Bring your own pillows and blankets -- they can act as a shield against the seat itself.
Avoid touching your face or eyes. If you have to cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue or your sleeve.

DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS

People can download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to weather alerts for their area and where loved ones live. Expert medical guidance and a hospital locator are included in the First Aid App in case travelers encounter any mishaps. Both apps are available to download for free in app stores or at redcross.org/apps.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.



Attached Media Files: Red Cross Offers Top 10 Holiday Driving and Travel Tips

Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-30 - Theft Suspects (Photo)
Crime Stoppers of Oregon - 11/20/17 2:53 PM
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The Washougal (WA) Police Department, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify two suspects in a theft investigation.

In October 2017, two suspects used stolen gift cards at the Fred Meyer store located at Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Chkalov Drive in Vancouver, Washington.

Surveillance images show the suspects to be a younger white female and a younger black male, possible with a small female child.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Sheriff's Office arrests nine during 'Operation Kidsafe' weekend sting (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/20/17 2:52 PM
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Over the weekend of Nov. 17-19, the Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INCERCEPT) worked with several other agencies on "Operation Kidsafe," arresting nine suspects who showed up at a house looking for sex with children -- who were actually law-enforcement professionals posing as minors, working undercover online to set up the meetings.

Booking and behind-the-scenes photos are attached.

"Operation Kidsafe" was a joint operation involving several local and federal partners, including:

- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
- Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
- Washington State Highway Patrol
- Department of Homeland Security
- Oregon State Police
- Oregon City Police
- Clackamas County District Attorney's Office
- U.S. Attorney's Office -- Oregon

"For an operation like this to be successful -- and this one was very successful -- it requires time, resources and money from a number of partner agencies," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "Front-line troops and leaders from local, regional and federal agencies really came together for this one. Preventing child exploitation is a huge priority for the Sheriff's Office and the cornerstone of INTERCEPT's mission. We couldn't be prouder."

The sting involved setting up a "meeting place" in Clackamas County. The suspects had been previously interacting with online "chatters" certified by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC) to pose as minors.

As the suspects were arriving for meetings they believed would involve sexual liaisons with children ages 14 and younger, they were instead greeted by law-enforcement professionals and arrested.

Behind-the-scenes photos from the operation are attached. Forty-four professionals were involved in the sting -- with expertise ranging from IT to surveillance to arrest to investigation to prosecution.

The Sheriff's Office arrested nine suspects and transported them to the Clackamas County Jail. Suspect photos are attached.

Arrests and charges include:

1. Shawn Michael Richardson
Age: 43
Charge: Online Sex Corruption of Child I
Bail: $20,000

2. Patrick Anthony Douglas Lovato
Complete booking info: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/?pk=2017030398#inmates
Age: 25
Charges: Online Sex Corruption of Child (2 counts), Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II (2 counts)
Bail: $60,000

3. David Hunter Duvall
Age: 38
Charges: Luring a Minor, Online Sex Corruption of Child I
Bail: $30,000

4. Nathan Kevin Jump
Age: 21
Charge: Online Sex Corruption of Child I
Bail: $20,000

5. Douglas Scott Hewitt
Age: 66
Charges: Online Sex Corruption of Child I
Bail: $20,000

6. Kyle Gregory Johnson
Age: 41
Charges: Luring a Minor, Online Sex Corruption of Child I
Bail: $30,000

7. Mahoney McKeon
Complete booking info: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/?pk=2017030517#inmates
Age: 45
Charges: Online Sex Corruption of Child I (2 counts)
Bail: $40,000

8. Ryan Christopher Vanderzanden
Age: 49
Charges: Luring a Minor, Online Sex Corruption of Child I
Bail: $30,000

9. Vincent Gregory Rundo
Age: 46
Charges: Online Sex Corruption of Child I, Luring a Minor
Bail: $30,000

MORE ARRESTS POSSIBLE

Detectives are following up on investigative leads generated by Operation Kidsafe, and hope to make more arrests in the near future. This release will be updated with any additional arrests.

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts is available for interviews about Operation Kidsafe. Contact acting PIO Bryon O'Neil with interview requests.

ABOUT INTERCEPT

The Inter-agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT) launched in October 2007 to combine the resources of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the fight against online child sexual predators in the Portland metropolitan area. For more information about INTERCEPT, visit http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/intercept.html

INTERCEPT is part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC) -- a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. For more information about ICAC, visit https://www.icactaskforce.org

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News-release archive:
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The Historic Trust hosts open house December 8 to unveil new experiential features and docent program at Providence Academy
The Historic Trust - 11/20/17 2:38 PM
A much-anticipated augmented reality experience will be launched publicly at an open house at the Providence Academy on Friday, December 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Historic Trust will also unveil a new interpretive installation in the ballroom corridor.

The Historic Trust invites the community to Providence Academy to try out and celebrate the new mobile application created by the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. The app will allow visitors to experience a virtual history of Providence Academy through mobile devices. The interpretive installation being revealed in the ballroom corridor will tell the story of the Sisters of Providence in static panels.

Attendees will be invited to see the new Docent and Tour office inside the front entrance of Providence Academy, and meet the newly formed docent and volunteer corps.

"We're very excited to share the progress at Providence Academy on this day. December 8th will be the 161st anniversary of Mother Joseph's arrival in Vancouver," said Director of Community Outreach and Programs, Richard Burrows. "The Historic Trust believes in the value of knowing our past, and in finding new ways to tell its stories."

Attendees are welcome any time during the 4:30 to 7 p.m. timeframe. Refreshments will be served. Providence Academy is at 400 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver 98661.

About The Historic Trust: In September of 2017, the Fort Vancouver National Trust was renamed The Historic Trust. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, celebration, and preservation of our community's history. Learn more at thehistorictrust.org.

CCC named top college for veterans (Photo)
Clackamas Comm. College - 11/20/17 2:24 PM
Veterans Affairs Coordinator RB Green (left) helps a CCC student in the college’s VET Center.
Veterans Affairs Coordinator RB Green (left) helps a CCC student in the college’s VET Center.
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OREGON CITY -- Military Times has once again named Clackamas Community College one of the best schools in the nation for veterans in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2018 rankings.

The colleges are ranked in three categories: four-year, two-year and online/nontraditional. Clackamas Community College ranked fourth nationwide for two-year colleges.

Military Times evaluates the many factors that make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year's survey.

"For the past eight years, we've seen colleges and universities consistently increasing their resources, revising their policies and improving their academic outcomes for military and veteran students," Military Times Editor George Altman said. "The Military Times Best: Colleges rankings showcase the very best of these efforts."

Military Times' annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus. Institutions are evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

"Our veterans are an integral part of our student body here at Clackamas Community College," CCC President Joanne Truesdell said. "Our VET Center often serves as the first point of contact for veterans and their families. Our staff and veteran student workers provide the continuity, connection and support they need. Additionally, our Military Families Scholarship Endowment provides much needed financial aid to initiate and sustain their academic goals."

The CCC Foundation's Military Families Scholarship Endowment ensures that area service men and women, and their families, have support when it comes to their education. The endowment funds scholarships fees and education support and learning.

In honor of President Truesdell's dedication to veterans and her service to the college, the CCC Foundation is renaming the endowment to the Joanne Truesdell Military Families Scholarship Endowment. To learn more or to donate, visit give.clackamas.edu/veterans.

CCC is proud to serve veterans with a range of services, including the VET (Veterans Education and Training) Center on the Oregon City Campus, which is staffed with full-time veteran advocates. For more information about CCC's Veteran Education and Training Center, call 503-594-3438 or email vetinfo@clackamas.edu.

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Attached Media Files: Veterans Affairs Coordinator RB Green (left) helps a CCC student in the college’s VET Center.

Washington County Woman Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide (Photo)
Forest Grove Police - 11/20/17 2:11 PM
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On November 17, 2017, Bethany Morgan Lumber, age 27, plead guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide and Driving Under the Influence for the death of Forest Grove resident Jonathan Dominguez-Esquivel, age 22.

The plea agreement was the culmination of the investigation of an automobile vs. pedestrian crash that occurred on March 18, 2017 at about 1039pm. The crash occurred on Pacific Ave. near Highway 47 in Forest Grove.

Dominguez-Esquivel was walking west along Pacific Ave., while on his way to work, when he was struck by Lumber who was driving east on Pacific Ave. Dominguez-Esquivel was transported from the scene and later died at a local hospital. Lumber's blood alcohol content was .20% shortly after the crash, more than twice the legal limit.

Lumber was sentenced to 70 months in prison and a lifetime revocation of her driving privileges.

The Forest Grove Police was assisted by members of the Washington County Crash Analysis and Reconstruction Team, the Hillsboro Police Department, the Oregon State Police Forensics Laboratory and the Washington County District Attorney's Office.



Attached Media Files: Bethany Morgan Lumber

Holidays are Here; If You See Something, Say Something(TM) (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 11/20/17 2:02 PM
OEM encourages everyone this holiday season to be watchful at events, at airports and at shopping malls. If you see something, say something.
OEM encourages everyone this holiday season to be watchful at events, at airports and at shopping malls. If you see something, say something.
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Salem, OR -- November 20, 2017 -- If You See Something, Say Something. This is the hallmark slogan of a nationwide campaign launched by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. Oregon's Office of Emergency Management recently partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support the "If You See Something, Say Something(TM)" public awareness initiative.

OEM encourages everyone this holiday season be watchful in any event or gathering with crowds, at airports and at shopping malls. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or call 9-1-1. Suspicious activity might be a vehicle parked in an odd location, an unattended backpack or unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest.

"Informed and alert Individuals play an important role in keeping our communities safe," says OEM Director Andrew Phelps. "We want to remind people to pay attention to their surroundings -- during the holiday season and throughout the year -- and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement or call 9-1-1."

The "If You See Something, Say Something(TM)" campaign--originally implemented by New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and now licensed to DHS for a nationwide campaign--is a simple and effective program to engage the public and key frontline employees to identify and report indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime to the proper law enforcement authorities.

The Department launched the "If You See Something, Say Something(TM)" campaign in conjunction with the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative--an administration effort to train state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators related to terrorism and terrorism-related crime; standardize how those observations are documented and analyzed; and ensure the sharing of those reports with the Federal Bureau of Investigation-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces for further investigation and fusion centers for analysis.

OEM is promoting the initiative with other state agency partners including the Oregon State Police, Oregon State Fire Marshal, Oregon Fusion Center and Oregon Military Department.

Print and broadcast PSAs are available for media use in a variety of lengths and sizes. To obtain copies, contact public.info@state.or.us.

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Attached Media Files: OEM encourages everyone this holiday season to be watchful at events, at airports and at shopping malls. If you see something, say something.

Woman Missing One Year; Detectives Seek Answers (Photo)
Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/20/17 1:29 PM
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SHADY COVE - This week marks one year since the 2016 disappearance of a Shady Cove woman. Malina Nickel, 30, was last seen just before Thanksgiving. Detectives are hoping someone will come forward with information that will lead them to her.

Family members told deputies they found Malina's car, a white 2002 Ford Escape, abandoned near the Trail post office on November 25, 2016. A witness reported seeing a male walking away from Malina's vehicle and getting a ride to a gas station in Shady Cove on the night of November 23. The male has not yet been positively identified. Malina was reported missing by her mother on November 28. Malina's personal belongings were found in her residence and she had made no mention of leaving the area.

Detectives say Malina was known to use drugs and had a warrant for her arrest at the time she went missing, but their focus is on solving her disappearance. They have followed up on numerous tips, interviewed potential witnesses, and searched specific locations. At this time, all leads received have been investigated. The process has proved challenging as most tips have turned out to be based on speculation or rumors.

Malina is a mother to two children. Her friends and family have organized rallies and utilized social media to help spread the word about Malina's case. They have also spoken about the case for an article in Dateline NBC's "Missing in America" series.

Detectives are confident someone holds the facts that will help them close the case. Those with information are asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office tip line at (541) 774-8333. Refer to case 16-24006.


Media Opportunity - Tuesday, 11/21/17
Detective Sergeant Scott Waldon will be available for interviews between 10:00 am and noon on Tuesday, November 21, 2016, at the JCSO main office (5179 Crater Lake Hw.). Contact Sergeant Julie Denney (PIO) for scheduling requests or additional information.



Attached Media Files: Malina Nickel , Malina Nickel

New Gift Items and Giving Tree Hosts Needed for Share Holiday Cheer Program; Family Holiday Party Now Referral Only
Share - 11/20/17 1:02 PM
Vancouver, WA -- Share is seeking new gift items and giving tree hosts for our Holiday Cheer Program, which will benefit clients in shelter, as well as local low-income families. New this year, Share's family holiday party will be referral only.

"Our goal is to use our resources wisely to provide support for those Clark County families who are most in need," said Diane McWithey, executive director. "We are working with Family Community Resource Coordinators at local schools to identify families who will then be invited to attend our holiday party with fun holiday games and crafts the children, snacks and beverages for all guests, plus a photo booth and pictures with Santa."

Some of the new gift items needed include: clothing for men, women, teens and children (all sizes), housewares (dishes, pots and pans, towels, linens, etc.), sleeping bags, age appropriate gifts and toys for teens, children and infants, as well as board games for all ages. Gift cards from any grocery store, clothing store, music store, movie theater, etc. as well as gas cards are also welcome. Donations can be delivered to the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Businesses, clubs, churches or offices can host a giving tree, which is a simple, creative and tangible way to help families in our community. Share provides hang-able gift tags and suggested items for different age groups. To establish a giving tree, contact Meaghann Ande at 360-952-8229 or devcoor@sharevancouver.org.

About Share
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,850+ children at 90 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.

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Local non-profit awards 19 grants benefitting students with special needs in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Washington county school districts
NW Regional ESD: Washington Co. - 11/20/17 12:54 PM
The Northwest Regional Education Service District Foundation, under the direction of President Dr. Joseph Christy, awarded $21,970 in grants to local school districts for projects in special education and at-risk programs. The grants support the Foundation's mission of enhancing teaching and learning for underserved children and those with disabilities, birth to age 21.

Since 2006, the Foundation has awarded 413 grants totaling $347,725, making a difference in the lives of 47,161 young children and students. The grants are focused on four funding priorities:

1. Birth to 5 Special Education
2. Early Learning/Kindergarten Readiness
3. School?age Special including alternative, at-risk, and behavioral programs through age 21
4. English Language Learners and Migrant Education

The award list is available at www.nwresdfoundation.org.



Attached Media Files: 2017-11/108/109787/NWRESD_Grant_Press_Release_11_20_17.pdf

Officers Deescalate Man Threatening Suicide - Taken to Hospital for Treatment
Portland Police Bureau - 11/20/17 12:27 PM
On Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:22 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a man threatening to jump from a tree at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Officers arrived in the area and attempted to speak with the man. As officers tried to communicate with the man in the tree, additional officers worked to contact the man's family to gain a better understanding of the crisis.

Portland Fire and Rescue and emergency medical personnel were also requested to the scene.

Officers talked with the man for approximately one hour and 15 minutes until he agreed to come out of the tree and go to the hospital for treatment.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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 1-800-273-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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Central Officers Investigate Robbery of Store (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/20/17 11:49 AM
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On Monday November 20, 2017, at 10:17 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at the T and K Grocery located at 332 Southwest 3rd Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted an employee who told police that the suspect entered the store, assaulted the employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store and was last seen leaving to the north on Southwest 3rd Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black female in her 30s, 5'10" tall, wearing sunglasses, a dark colored beanie, blue jacket, and blue jeans (photograph attached).

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail at 503-823-0405.

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PPB Sunshine Division and Self Enhancement Partner to Provide Thanksgiving Meals (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/20/17 9:36 AM
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On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 2:00PM, Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division will deliver 2000 lbs. of donated turkeys to Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), located at 3920 N Kerby Avenue. Media are invited to attend. The turkeys are being provided to fill 200 Thanksgiving food boxes for SEI families. In addition, SEI received generous food donations from local community partners, including Birch Community Services, Fred Meyer, Kroger, Pacific Foods, New Seasons and United Salad.

"Sunshine Division's ability to provide food assistance to those who need it most in our community is reliant on the strength of our community partnerships", said Officer Matt Tobey, Sunshine Division's assigned officer. "We are proud to support the great work SEI does with turkeys for the families they serve."

SEI volunteers will begin packing food boxes at noon that contain everything needed for a Thanksgiving Day traditional meal such as vegetables, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, rolls and more. The Thanksgiving food boxes will be distributed the next day to over 200 families.
"Due to economic hardships, many of our families are unable to purchase a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Choice of foods is not always balanced when households are financially strained and our families have to settle with buying unhealthy food options because meats and vegetables are so expensive," said Pat Bates-Sherman, manager of SEI's Parent Involvement Program. "This is our opportunity to provide a quality meal with nutritional value for Thanksgiving. We care that our families have a really nice holiday meal to share with their families."


About Self Enhancement, Inc.
For over 35 years, SEI has been a change agent in the City of Portland, striving to meet the complex needs of youth and their families by helping them to overcome cultural, educational and economic barriers. SEI is the second, largest minority-owned organization in the state of Oregon and serves over 14,000 youth and families. SEI's mission is to guide youth from historically under-served backgrounds to realize their full potential. SEI works with schools, families, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities that helps us bring hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life.

About the Sunshine Division:
Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.
The Sunshine Division offers emergency food assistance six days a week through two food pantries and clothing room locations, as well as 24/7 through their partnership with the Portland Police Bureau that store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched on demand. In addition to food relief they also offer new and gently-used clothing to those in need.

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Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/16/2017-11/19/2017
Sandy Police Dept. - 11/20/17 8:38 AM
Sandy & Estacada Police Log - 11/16/2017-11/19/2017

ESTACADA:

17-1894

ON 11/17/2017 at about 1356 hrs., police recieved a report about a runaway juvenile from the 400 block of Juniper Road. A report was taken, and the runaway was entered into appropriate databases. The juvenile was located on 11/18/2017 at 1500 hrs.

17-1897

On 11/17/2017 at about 2214 hrs, police conducted a traffic stop near SW Lake Shore Drive and S Beech Road. The driver, Andrew T. Phelps (34, of Estacada), had a warrant for his arrest out of Wheeler County. Police transported Mr. Phelps to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on $40,000 bail.

17-1898

On 11/18/2017 at about 1615 hrs., a 15 year old juvenile ran away from a home in the 400 block of SW Juniper Road. The juvenile was entered into the appropriate databases, and several residences were checked, without success.

17-1894

ON 11/17/2017 at about 1356 hrs., police recieved a report about a runaway juvenile from the 400 block of Juniper Road. A report was taken, and the runaway was entered into appropriate databases.


17-1903

On 11/19/2017 at about 1619 hrs., officers checked a travel trailer that had been parked at the Estacada Portal park since the night before. Matthew R. Britt, (30, of Estacada), was contacted and arrested on a Deschutes County warrant for DUII and Reckless driving. He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $10,000 bail.

17-1904

On 11/19/2017 at about 1910 hrs., officers stopped a vehicle near the intersection of NW 10th Avenue and N Broadway Street. They determined that the driver had a suspended license and no insurance. The driver was cited and the vehicle impounded.

17-1906

On 11/19/2017 at 2141 hrs., police received a report about a vehicle striking a pole in the 300 block of SE Highway 224. A report is pending (CAD).

SANDY:

17-1887

On 11/14/2017 between 1200 hrs. and 1400 hrs., an unknown suspect applied graffiti to the restroom wall in the Sandy Transit Center. The graffiti was photographed and abated. The cost of the abatement was $50.

17-1889

On 11/16/2017 at about 1216 hrs., police responded to the regarding a reported harassment. The case is being forwarded to the juvenile department for consideration.

17-CAD

On 11/16/2017 at about 1540 hrs., police received a report about a fraud. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1892

On 11/17/2017 at 1008 hrs., two Sandy resident had their vehicle broken into near the 37000 block of Hwy 26. A report was taken and the case is open, pending additional information.

17-1893

Between 11/16/2017 and 11/17/2017, an unknown suspect damaged the group mail box located near 38000 Burgs Lane. The reporting person took pictures of the damage. The cost of the damage is estimated at about $150.

17-1894

On 11/17/2017 at about 1356 hrs., police recieved a report about a runaway juvenile from the 400 block of Juniper Road. A report was taken, and the runaway was re-entered into appropriate databases.

17-1895

On 11/17/2017 at about 1508 hrs., police responded to the 38000 block of Pioneer Boulevard regarding a hit & run crash. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1896

On 11-17-17 at 1516 hrs., police stopped a vehicle that had license plates belonging to another vehicle on it. The driver was suspended and driving without insurance. He was cited for the violations and the plates were seized.

17-1899

On 11/18/2017 at 2053 hrs., a business in the 37000 block of Highway 26 reported that a man took at least two items from the business without paying for them. The suspect is a white male approximately 18 years old, and he was wearing a lime green backpack. Video will be reviewed to help identify him.

17-1900

On 11/19/2017 at 1155 hrs., police responded to a violation of restraining order that occurred in the area of Highway 26 and Bluff Road. The incident was investigated, and a report will be submitted to the DA's Office for review.

17-1902

On 11/19/2017 at about 1535 hrs., police received a reprot about harassment in the 19000 block of SE Arletha Court. A report is pending (CAD).

17-1905

On 11/19/2017 at about 2244 hrs., police received a report about theft from the 39000 block of Pioneer Boulevard. A report is pending (CAD).

Salem Health responds to opioid epidemic (Photo)
Salem Health - 11/20/17 8:30 AM
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Salem, OR -- Nov. 20, 2017 -- The use of opioids--including prescription pain medication--was labeled an epidemic long before the president declared a "public health emergency," last month.

Everywhere you turn, this trend has been in the news. But this news isn't fake. Statistics in Oregon alone back up the claim:
"In 2014, enough opioids were prescribed in Oregon for nearly every person in the state to have a bottle." -- Oregon Assistant Attorney General David Hart.
U.S. News and World Report found that in Oregon, more drug poisoning deaths involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug.
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project reports that Oregonians age 65 and older are landing in the hospital for opioid overdoses, abuse, dependence and adverse effects at a greater rate than any other state.
Salem Health is fighting back.

Salem Health hosted the 2017 Pain Summit in September, sponsored by the Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRUM), which attracted 200 specialists from the medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health and addiction fields.

They are creating a regional action plan to reduce prescription drug abuse, misuse and overdose in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.

Salem Health's Pain Clinic has embraced four goals: Reducing pills in circulation, improving the disposal of unused meds, expanding access to treatment and educating the public about the opioid crisis. It has become a major partner in OrCRUM.

"We saw renewed commitment at the Summit to tackle this crisis locally," said Josh Steenstra, Pain Clinic manager. "We're creating a 'to do' list and working with hospitals and clinics to identify local leaders to step up."

A patient's road back from addiction

The best view of this crises is through a patient's eyes--a patient like Ron Cox from our own community.

"I wasn't living, I was just fighting the pain," Ron said. "I literally thought I was going to die. Opioids are a one-way ticket to a place you don't want to go." Learn more about how Ron conquered his addiction in this short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OS5pVcRRxE&t=).

The clinic follows a two-pronged approach: Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, combined with a holistic approach to reduce dependency through all aspects of health -- physical, social and mental.

"The biggest hurdle we help patients overcome is accepting they have a problem with pain medication," Dr. Coelho said. "After all, nobody wants to be labeled a drug addict, especially if they're using prescribed drugs."

The truth about opioids

Opioids -- such as hydrocodone and oxycodone -- are beneficial when taken for fewer than three months, Coelho noted. Studies show that long-term use doesn't improve function.

"It's a vicious cycle because the brain likes the drug, so the body tells the brain it wants more, just to feel normal," Coelho said. "Our approach is to change the brain signals to change the pain cycle, similar to the classic 12-step recovery process."

The clinic aims to help patients understand their pain, not feel stigmatized and reduce dependency by prescribing other medications and teaching other options.

Pictured: Tessie and Ron Cox

About Salem Health: Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.



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Oregon Employers Will See Lower Unemployment Tax Rates in 2018
Oregon Employment Dept. - 11/20/17 8:27 AM
Unemployment tax rates for most Oregon employers will be lower in 2018. Tax rates will drop to schedule three for employers that pay into the unemployment insurance system.

Tax schedule three includes an average rate of 1.97% for the first $39,300 paid to each employee. In 2017 Oregon operated on schedule four which had an average rate of 2.26%. The specific rate each employer will pay under the new schedule depends on how much they have used the unemployment insurance system.

Oregon annually adjusts employer tax rates using eight tax schedules based on the solvency of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. Movement between the eight schedules of tax rates represents part of the self-balancing aspects of Oregon's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund law. Each September a formula contained in state law determines how much should be collected during the next year to maintain a solvent fund. Each schedule has a range of tax rates based on an employer's previous Unemployment Insurance experience.

The last time Oregon was on tax schedule three was in 2009. A healthy economy and strong job growth helped to contribute to the reduction.

As a result of this approach, Oregon has one of the strongest trust funds in the nation. The trust fund provides support for temporarily unemployed workers, their families, and communities while minimizing the impact on employers. This approach allows this support without having to reduce benefits to workers, increase employer taxes, or borrow from the federal government as most other states had to do for the Great Recession.

The Oregon Employment Department mailed notifications to businesses last week regarding their individual tax rates and encourages employers to wait until they receive their individual notice before attempting to contact the department with questions. Any employer who has not received their notice within the next couple of weeks should contact the Oregon Employment Department Unemployment Insurance Tax Section. Contact information may be found online at www.Employment.Oregon.gov.

Tualatin Valley Water District Lead Results Well Below EPA Action Levels
Tualatin Valley Water Dist. - 11/20/17 8:20 AM
BEAVERTON -- Lead in drinking water is a local and national health concern. Tualatin Valley Water District's (TVWD's) October 2017 round of testing showed that customers receive water with lead test results below the federal standard. This follows TVWD's testing in May, which also showed results well below the federal standard.

TVWD tested for lead from 112 samples collected from high-risk homes, which includes those built between 1983 and 1985 when lead solder and copper pipes were commonly used. The federal standard for this monitoring is based on having 90% of the homes tested with a lead level of no greater than 15 parts per billion. Based on TVWD's latest monitoring, 90% of the homes tested had a lead level of nine parts per billion or less, which is about 60% of the standard. Forty percent (40%) of the homes had no detectable lead at all.

Lead is rarely found in TVWD's water sources, and there are no known lead service lines in the distribution system. The main sources of lead in water are from plumbing fixtures, which may contain lead-based solder and brass or chrome-plated plumbing fixtures and components. For more information about lead and TVWD's drinking water, visit www.tvwd.org/lead.

Lead can cause serious health problems, especially to pregnant women and young children. For more information on reducing lead exposure and the health effects of lead, contact the Leadline at 503-988-4000 or www.leadline.org; visit the EPA's web site at www.epa.gov/lead; call the National Lead Information Center at 800-424-LEAD (800-424-5323); or contact a health care provider.

TVWD provides high quality drinking water and excellent customer service to 222,000 people in Washington County, Oregon. The service area covers more than 44 square miles and includes portions of the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard. More information about TVWD can be found at www.tvwd.org.

Rip City Race for the Roses Announces Presenting Sponsor UHC Benefiting Albertina Kerr
Albertina Kerr - 11/20/17 8:14 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 20, 2017) -- UnitedHealthcare will serve as presenting sponsor of the 20th annual Rip City Race for the Roses, benefiting Albertina Kerr. In addition to its new presenting sponsor, the popular Portland race is introducing a new experience in 2018 thanks to the community-based partnership between Albertina Kerr and the Rose Quarter. The event is scheduled for April 29, 2018, and includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and new 1K kid-family run, all beginning at the Rose Quarter.

"It is an honor to be partnering with UnitedHealthcare on Rip City Race for the Roses," said Jeff Carr, CEO of Albertina Kerr."The synergy between both organizations enhances the purpose of this great race, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the people we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. The community-based support of the Rose Quarter will make the event even more exciting and meaningful for Portland."

"UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Albertina Kerr and the Rose Quarter to attract runners from across the country to participate in the Rip City Race for the Roses," said Claire Verity, CEO of UnitedHealthcare -- Pacific Northwest States.

Online registration for runners and walkers is open at www.RipCityRaceForTheRoses.org. Each participant will receive an official race T-shirt and medal for finishing the race. People who register before Dec. 22, 2017, will receive a ticket to an upcoming Trail Blazers home game.

About Albertina Kerr
For over 110 years, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. For more information about Albertina Kerr, visit www.albertinakerr.org¬¬¬ or follow us on Twitter @Albertina_Kerr or @RipCityRace.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.


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Attached Media Files: Rip City Race UHC Sponsorship Benefiting Albertina Kerr

Sun. 11/19/17
shots fired call
Woodland Police - 11/19/17 5:29 PM
On 11/19/17 at 2:53 PM Woodland Police Officers were dispatch to the 500 block of Windflower Drive within the City limits of Woodland for a shots fired call. Once on scene police learned a single gunshot had been fired striking the front of a house. The bullet went through the exterior wall of the house and continuing inside the house where it stuck an interior wall. The two occupants inside the home at the time of the shooting were not injured. Officers located a nearby neighbor, described as a 54 year old male who admitted to accidentally firing the weapon inside his own residence that had struck the neighbor's house. The male subject who had been drinking was arrested and booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on two counts of Reckless Endangerment.

McMinnville Community Hit with Two Structure Fires within 90 Minutes
McMinnville Fire Dept. - 11/19/17 6:10 AM
McMinnville Fire Department received reports of two structure fires within 90 minutes on Saturday.
The first was a residential structure fire at 1045 SE Ford ST at 1351. Responding units arrived to heavy smoke from the front of a boarded up fraternity house near Lindfield College. Someone has forced entry into the building. The fire was located and contained to the basement in a pile of carpet and a couch.
Cause of the Fire is under investigation.
Units from Amity and West Valley were dispatched to assist in coverage of McMinnville during the fire.
The second fire was reported at 1517 while McMinnville units were still working on the original fire. The fire was located at 1925 NE McDonald Lane. Truck 8 from West Valley was the first unit to arrive on scene. Units from Amity, Lafayette and Carlton also responded to the scene to assist.
First arriving units saw smoke coming from the vents of the house. Firefighters conducted search of the home and located the sole occupant inside the residence. The 71 year old female was deceased when the firefighters located her. The fire was quickly extinguished and the Yamhill County Fire Investigation Team is currently investigating the cause. The Name of the deceased is being withheld until her next of kin can be notified.

Missing Adult
Vancouver Police Dept. - 11/19/17 12:53 AM
Courtnie Roll, has been located and is safe. Thank you for everyone's help.

Sat. 11/18/17
Missing Woman Located - Deceased
Lincoln City Police - 11/18/17 12:35 PM
On November 17, 2017, at approximately 12:57PM, Jeanene Beck was reported missing from the Rodeway Inn located at 1070 SE 1st Street in Lincoln City. A resident of Gresham, Oregon, her and her twenty-three year old autistic son was visiting Lincoln City.

It was reported by her son that Ms. Beck had been out for dinner, returning to the motel room Wednesday evening on November 16th. At about 9:00PM on November 16th, Ms. Beck left the motel room to have a cigarette. Ms. Beck's son indicated that his mother had not returned to the motel room.

Family members and friends came to Lincoln City to assist in searching for Ms. Beck.
Later in the evening of November 17th at approximately 9:40PM, a female body was located in the canal that runs behind the Rodeway Inn. Members of the Lincoln County Major Crimes Team were called to assist in the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the female body was that of Jeanene Beck who was reported missing earlier in the day. Upon initial examination, there were no visible signs of injury. Ms. Beck's body was recovered.

Although a cause of death has yet to be determined, there is no danger to the public. An autopsy has been tentatively scheduled for some time Sunday by the Oregon Medical Examiner's Office.

The Lincoln County Major Crimes Team consists of detectives from Newport Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Toledo Police Department, and members of the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office in addition to the Lincoln City Police Department.

No further information will be available until Monday, November 20th.

Prepared by: Chief Keith Kilian

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Single Vehicle Crash Kills Two (Woodburn) (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/18/17 11:43 AM
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This morning around 9:45 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the 2500 block of East Lincoln Street near Woodburn, after a resident found a badly damaged vehicle in their farm field. When deputies arrived they began to investigate and discovered two adult men deceased inside the cab of the truck.

Deputies believe the men were traveling east on East Lincoln when they failed to negotiate a curve launching them over an estimated 80 foot embankment, causing the vehicle to roll onto its top and killing both occupants instantly. Deputies believe the crash occurred sometime over night and speed is being investigated as a factor. The Sheriff's Office does not intend to release any names associated with the crash until next of kin notification can be made.



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Two Suspects Arrested After Robbery with a Knife in SE Portland (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/18/17 11:30 AM
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On Saturday November 18, 2017, at 4:20 a.m., East Precinct officers respond to the 7-11, located at 10136 Southeast Washington Street, regarding a robbery.

Officers arrived and contacted a 7-11 employee. During the investigation, officers learned that two men entered the store and took two containers of beer. The clerk attempted to stop the men from taking the beer at which time one of the men threatened the clerk with what was believed to be a knife.

After leaving the store with the stolen beer, the suspects entered and drove away in a green 1998 Acura Integra. An officer located a vehicle matching the suspects' vehicle description near the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Officers located evidence of the robbery in the vehicle, as well as two occupants that matched the suspects' descriptions.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail assisted in this investigation.

The suspects were identified as 23-year-old Sha Lun and 26-year-old Ju Wine. Lun and Wine were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree.

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Attached Media Files: Ju Wine , Sha Lun

Officers Respond and Arrest Suspect After Overnight Shooting in Old Town/ Chinatown - One Person Injured (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 11/18/17 11:00 AM
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On Saturday November 18, 2017, at 1:26 a.m., Central Precinct officers assigned to the Entertainment Detail were in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street when they heard multiple gunshots.

Officers contacted multiple witnesses who confirmed there was a shooting. The witnesses provided officers with critical information about what had occurred, the shooter's description, and his last known location. This information was broadcast to responding officers. Officers located a subject matching the suspect's description near the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

As officers continued to investigate the shooting, they canvassed the area near the original shooting location and where the suspect was taken into custody. Officers located and seized evidence of gunfire at the original crime scene. Officers also located a firearm near Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Ankeny Street.

While officers continued to investigate the shooting, an adult male arrived at a nearby hospital with what was believed to be a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Based on information learned at the hospital by responding officers, the victim at the hospital was believed to be injured while in the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street.

Officers worked with the hospital security department and learned the victim had been transported to the hospital by a private vehicle. Officers and hospital security personnel located the vehicle believed to have transported the victim to the hospital in a nearby parking lot. The vehicle had multiple bullet strikes.

Based on information learned during the investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to the location and assisted with the investigation.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division also responded and processed the original crime scene at Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Couch Street, the location where the gun was located, the vehicle that was used to transport the victim to the hospital, and documented the victim's injuries.

Based on information learned at this point in the investigation, it is believed the suspect shot at the victim, while the victim was in a vehicle near Northwest Couch Street and Northwest 4th Avenue.

The suspect, 24-year-old Alejandro R. Vance, was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt Aggravated Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and a post prison violation for a previous conviction of Attempt Assault in the Second Degree.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about any unsolved homicide is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500. Information about any other unsolved felony crime is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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Attached Media Files: Alejandro R Vance

Police Pursuit Ends In Crash
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 11/18/17 3:01 AM
Sheriff's Sergeant attempted to stop a reckless vehicle/possible DUI driver in west Hockinson area early Saturday Morning. The suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on NE 172nd Avenue in excess of 85 miles per hour and crossing over the center-line of the road when a traffic stop was attempted. The vehicle continued to speed away northbound on NE 172nd Avenue, running a stop sign and reaching speeds around 120 miles per hour. The short pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle failed to negotiate a T-intersection and ran into a gate and detached garage at a residence on NE 159th Street and 172nd Avenue. The suspect, 21 year-ol Miguel A. Gomez, was arrested for Attempt to Elude and is being processed for DUI. The suspect and two passengers were uninjured during the collision.

Fri. 11/17/17
Red Cross Responds To Residential Fire Affecting Family Of Three In Salem
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 11/17/17 9:10 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster
Friday evening November 17 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m.  in the 4000 block of Thorman Ave. NE In Salem, OR. This single  family fire affected two adults, one child and two pets.  The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average
of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates
emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community.
Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at
www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.