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10/23/14
Red Cross responds to a multi-family apartment fire in Portland, OR.
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/23/14
A multi-family apartment fire occurred at the 100 block of Southeast 187th street of Portland,OR.
A Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team consisting of Dave Kleinke and Kathleen Elliott responded.
The fire affected 3 adults and 1 child.
Lodging,food, comfort kits and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services were provided.
10/22/14
Death Investigation - Coos Bay Below Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge
Oregon State Police - 10/22/14
Highway 101 at the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge in Coos Bay is closed at this time by ODOT as Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of local emergency responders, investigate the death of an person found near a vehicle in the water below.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on October 22, 2014 at 5:35 p.m., a report was received of a vehicle in the water under Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge located on Highway 101 near milepost 234 in Coos Bay. US Coast Guard and local fire personnel responded with watercraft resources and the body of a deceased adult male was recovered. Divers located a vehicle under water believed to be associated with the victim.

ODOT has closed the bridge in both directions for an unknown period. A detour is being established around the area and updates for traffic-related matters are posted on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No other information to be released at this time.

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Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz Announces More Improvements to east Portland Properties (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/22/14
Mt. Hood, as seen from Clatsop Butte Park in September, 2014. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
Mt. Hood, as seen from Clatsop Butte Park in September, 2014. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
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Revenue from Development to Fund Improvements at Leach Botanical Garden and Clatsop Butte Park

(Portland, OR) -
Representatives from City Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz's office and Portland Parks & Recreation staff announced at the East Portland Action Plan meeting tonight (Wednesday, October 22) that Commissioner Fritz has allocated more than $1 million in revenue from System Development Charges to fund improvements at Leach Botanical Garden and Clatsop Butte Park. These Portland Parks & Recreation properties are the latest east Portland park sites designated for improvements by Commissioner Fritz. In 2014, Fritz and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Director Mike Abbaté have announced approximately $22M in investments in east Portland parks (please see attached summary document for details). From 2009 through September 2014, PP&R has dedicated approximately $31.2M in System Development Charges to provide parks facilities in east Portland.

Revenue from System Development Charges (SDCs), which is collected as fees on new construction rather than tax dollars, will fund the major improvements at Leach Botanical Garden as well as modest interim facilities at Clatsop Butte Park. SDCs are fees paid by developers to support the increased civic infrastructure required when new homes and businesses are built. By state law, SDCs can only be used to expand capacity, not to fix existing parks facilities or to fund operational services.

The SDC investment at Leach Botanical Garden includes approximately $1M in improvements, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access, to areas including the upper garden at the regional Leach attraction, located off SE Foster Road in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood. Pedestrian and vehicle access projects will be prioritized. The specific projects will be determined in partnership with the non-profit Leach Garden Friends. Portland Development Commission (PDC) is partnering by contributing additional funds of up to $1.1M towards the upper garden's project design and construction over the next five years. PDC has already contributed approximately $150,000 in schematic design work. On Friday, Portland Parks & Recreation expects to acquire more property for the garden to display plants native to the Northwest, but from remote parts of the region. The additional 1.36 acres will give more people the opportunity to experience botanical treasures, to take classes, and to participate in events in a setting apart from the bustle of urban life, according to Leach Botanical Garden Executive Director David Porter.

"The improvements at Leach Botanical Garden will make significant improvements to a beautiful garden; and will be enjoyed by individuals and families from around the region, and especially those who live in East Portland", says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "Removing barriers that enhance access for people with disabilities in the historic Leach Botanical Garden is another way to make sure all Portlanders can enjoy this amazing garden gem."

"Leach Botanical Garden is a unique botanical and cultural attraction," says Leach Garden Friends' board president, Linda Morrow. "We represent the character of the Pacific Northwest realized through plants, water, art and discovery. This support from Commissioner Fritz through Portland Parks & Recreation is an important step to carrying on the legacy of east Portland civic leaders, John and Lilla Leach, who were visionary in giving their botanical garden to be a public space of respite and beauty."

The Clatsop Butte Park project provides an opportunity to enhance a park site atop a butte in east Portland, at SE 152nd Ave & Belmore St. (also in the Pleasant Valley community), with views of downtown Portland, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mount St. Helens. Portland Parks & Recreation will begin improvements on the 43-acre Clatsop Butte property by developing an interim wood chip trail, benches and signage to encourage neighborhood enjoyment of this important east Portland asset until funds are available to build out the Master Plan developed with the community. Approximately $100,000 in SDC funds will provide improvements primarily benefiting an estimated 178 nearby households. Construction is expected to begin in October 2014, with completion before the end of the year.

About parks in east Portland
East Portland was incorporated into the city of Portland later than many other areas. Two out of every five households in this part of town do not have easy access to a City of Portland park, in stark contrast to the rest of Portland where four out of every five households live within a half-mile of a park or natural area. The east Portland area has experienced significant population growth, and now 40% of Portland's families with children live in east Portland. Demand for recreational services is high, and closing this "play gap" is a priority for Portland Parks & Recreation and Commissioner Fritz.

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Attached Media Files: Mt. Hood, as seen from Clatsop Butte Park in September, 2014. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR
Free Boating Certification Course
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Marine Division, will again be hosting an Adventures in Boating certification course. The class is open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class is scheduled for Nov 1, 2014 from 8am to 4pm. Classes will be held at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. Cost for the class is FREE.

To Register: Contact Deputy Jordan Spencer at 360-577-3092 or by email spencerj@co.cowlitz.wa.us Registration deadline is Oct 29th. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington.

Reminder: All vessel operators age 59 and younger must have a Washington Boaters Education Card to operate a vessel in Washington State. For additional information and resources, click on www.boatered.org.
UPDATE w/ PARTIAL SUSPECT SKETCH, NEW DETAILS, AGE CORRECTION: Happy Valley PD responds to report of suspicious male attempting to lure child into truck; tips sought (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
New PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.)
New PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.)
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[CORRECTION: We misreported the girl's age as 10 in an earlier version of this release. She was in fact 12 when the reported incident happened. It is fixed below.]

UPDATE (Weds., Oct. 22) -- NEW DETAILS AND PARTIAL SUSPECT SKETCH

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327

New details and a partial suspect sketch are now available in the case of an unknown male reportedly attempting to lure a 12-year-old child into his red Toyota truck.

A new PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male is attached. (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.) However, here are additional details for the male's description:

- African-American male
- Age: 50s to 60s
- Appeared to be short and heavily built
- Short, buzz-cut salt-and-pepper hair with a chin beard (no hair over lip)
- "scratchy smoker's voice"
- Wearing a black t-shirt

Also, here is a more complete description of the suspicious male's vehicle, taken from the 12-year-old girl's description:

- 1990s single-cab Toyota pickup truck
- Partial license plate XQZ-*** (last three digits unknown)
- Red or "rust color" red
- The truck may have some rust on it
- Rear bumper nearly completely covered with bumper stickers -- including "Keep Portland - Weird" and possibly sort of animal-shelter sticker incorporating a design of a blue dog.
- Diamond shaped "Baby on Board" placard in rear glass cab window
- Softball-sized dent on the passenger side fender behind the rear wheel

Again, anyone with information on the suspicious male or associated truck is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp. Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327.

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EARLIER (October 16, 2014, 2:46 p.m):

Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327

The Happy Valley Police is investigating a report of an unknown male attempting to lure a 12-year-old child into his red Toyota truck with a license plate containing the letters XQZ. Tips are sought.

At 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, the 12-year-old girl was walking to school near the 11400 block of SE Norwood Loop in Happy Valley when an unknown male driving a red Toyota truck reportedly stopped to talk to her.

The male told the girl that her mother was in the hospital and that he was supposed to pick her up.

The girl then grabbed her cell phone and the truck drove away.

The unknown male is described as follows:
- African-American male
- Age: 50s
- Appeared to be short and heavily built
- Salt-and-pepper grey hair and beard
- "scratchy smoker's voice"

The suspicious male's vehicle is described as follows;
- Red Toyota truck
- Partial license plate XQZ-*** (last three digits unknown)
- Bumper stickers: "Keep Portland Weird" and "Baby on Board"

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on the suspicious male or associated truck is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 14-28327.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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Attached Media Files: New PARTIAL sketch of the suspicious male (The 12-year-old could not recall any details of the suspicious male's nose or eyes, so they've been left off the sketch.)
Tomorrow - Nosh4Nonviolence & Show Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/22/14
WHO: The Salvation Army West Women's & children's Shelter, Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL), domestic violence survivors, Portland Metro restaurants

WHAT: Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014

WHERE: Participating restaurants, see list below or go online to nosh4nonviolence.com or www.facebook.com/Nosh4Nonviolence

WHY: Because domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz
The Salvation Army
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org


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(Portland, OR) October 10, 2014 - Domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls. Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

"We are so fortunate to partner with so many restaurants in the Portland Metro area that support our mission to end domestic violence as well as provide resources to survivors and their children," says Fay Schuler, Director at the West Women's & Children's Shelter, a program of The Salvation Army. "It is only with the community's help and financial support that we can offer women the support they need to stay safe. We encourage you to find a participating restaurant, grab some friends, and Nosh4Nonviolence with us on October 23rd!"

According to the Center for Disease Control's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey released in November 2011, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced "severe physical violence" by a partner. This does not take into consideration more subtle forms of violence, such as verbal and emotional abuse.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!


Here are the participating locations:

Back to Eden Bakery - 2217 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 // 503-477-5022 // http://www.backtoedenbakery.com/

Bartini - 2108 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-224-7919 //http://www.bartinipdx.com/

Brekken's Bar & Grill - 8728 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97209 // 503-286-2815 // https://www.facebook.com/Brekkensrose

Brix Tavern - 1338 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR // 503-943-5995 //http://www.brixtavern.com/

California Pizza Kitchen - 7315 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 // 503-968-0504 //http://www.cpk.com/locations/bridgeport-village/

Cerulean Wine Bar & Bistro - 1439 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209 // http://ceruleanwine.com/tasting-room-in-portland/

County Cork - 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 // 503-284-4805 //https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Cork-Public-House/135301569842270

DeNicola's - 3520 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 // 503-239-5221 // http://denicolasitaliandining.com/

Deschute's Brewery - 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 // http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/locations/portland

Fireside - 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // http://pdxfireside.com/

Grain and Gristle - 1473 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211 // (503) 298-5007 // http://www.grainandgristle.com/

Hale Pele - 2733 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 662-8454

Lepellah Restaurant - 2520 Columbia House Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 //http://www.lapellah.com/

Lehrer Pub & Eatery - 8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97222 //http://www.lehrerpub.com/

Low Brow Lounge - 1036 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/lowbrowlounge

Mash Tun Brewpub - 1967 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/TheMashTunBrewpub

Milo's City Cafe, Inc. - 1325 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 //http://miloscitycafe.com/

Old Salt - 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 // 971-255-0167 //http://www.oldsaltpdx.com/

Pazzo Ristorante - 1129 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 //http://www.pazzo.com/

Por Que No - 3524 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 // 503-467-4149 // http://www.porquenotacos.com/

P's & Q's - 1301 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
// 503- 894-8979 // http://www.psandqsmarket.com/

Red Star Tavern - 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 222-0005 // http://www.redstartavern.com/

Rose and Thistle - 2314 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 287-8582 // https://www.facebook.com/roseandthistlepdx

Santa Fe Taqueria - 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-220-0406 // https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Taqueria/66599749973

Shakers Martini Bar - 1888 NW Fairview, Gresham, OR // 503-666-8464 //https://www.facebook.com/shakersmartinigresham

Sisters Coffee - 1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 // 971-279-2957 // http://www.sisterscoffee.com/

Swank & Swine - 808 SW Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 943-5844 //http://www.swankandswine.com/

Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 // 503-295-6166 // http://www.threedegreesportland.com/

Urban Fondue - 2114 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // (503) 242-1400 //http://www.urbanfondue.com/



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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to host free public screening of "The Anonymous People": Award-winning documentary about the stigma of addiction
Woloshin Communications - 10/22/14
NEWBERG, Ore. (Oct. 22, 2014) - A special screening and public discussion of the groundbreaking film "The Anonymous People" will take place Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., at the Greater Portland Bible Church, 2374 S.W. Vermont St., Portland. A social hour at 6 p.m. will precede the screening.

Hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Center for Public Advocacy and Hazelden at Springbrook's Alumni Chapter, this moving documentary tells the story of the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

It features the diverse faces and voices of recovering people who are fighting against the stigma of addiction that has kept them silent and hidden for decades.

"We encourage members of the recovery community, their friends and family and those facing the challenges of substance abuse to attend," said Jan Vondrachek, vice president of the Pacific Northwest Region for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. "There is much to be learned about how we can change the conversation about addiction from problems to solutions."

"Betty Ford was our nation's first public advocate for recovery from addiction, opening up about her own story of addiction and recovery in a powerful and historically significant way," Vondrachek continued. "The Anonymous People extends her legacy for a new generation, so it is especially exciting for us to screen the film at our communities throughout the country, including here in Oregon."

Following the screening, a discussion with the audience will be moderated by William Moyers, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's vice president of public affairs and community relations.

Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by visiting http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4652892. The film trailer can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqoEtUn0Agw.

About The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/3764/79016/Oregon_screening_of_The_Anonymous_People_--_Hazelden.webarchive
UPDATE: Major Crash Team Investigating Serious Injury Crash at Southeast 80th & Ash
Portland Police Bureau - 10/22/14
The 63-year-old woman transported after this crash died at a Portland hospital on Tuesday evening. Her name is not being released until family can be notified.

Investigators learned that 22-year-old Domonique Latrice Williams was driving a 1992 Chevy Tahoe westbound on Ash Street approaching 80th Avenue when he failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the southbound 2007 Honda Civic driven by the 63-year-old woman with the right-of-way.

Williams was not impaired and remained at the scene.

The case remains under investigation and, once complete, will be presented to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review.

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On Tuesday October 21, 2014, at 4:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash at Southeast 80th Avenue and Ash Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a two-vehicle crash and one driver critically injured. The other driver, a male adult, remained at the scene and he and a female passenger have been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The critically injured female driver has been transported to a Portland hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates that driving speeds by the male driver may be a factor in the crash.

No additional information is available at this time and updates will be provided when the become available.

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Polk County Search and Rescue Locate Missing Man in SW Polk County
Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
Polk County Search and Rescue members located a missing man at approximately noon today after the man spent the night in the coast range mountains about 15 miles NW of Corvallis. The man was checked by medics after he was located for early signs of hypothermia and then released to family members.

The incident began Tuesday afternoon after Wayne Rodgers 74 and Ken Atterbery 43, both of Corvallis got their vehicle stuck on a remote road near Cougar Ridge in SW Polk County while looking for mushrooms. Ken Atterbery walked out to a area to call for help at around 2:30 pm Tuesday and was later picked up by a unidentified person who gave him a ride to Corvallis late Tuesday evening. Mr. Atterbery did not advise Polk County personnel he had gotten a ride home until Polk County Sheriff's Office personnel made phone contact with him late this morning.

Polk County Search and Rescue began looking for Wayne Rodgers around 5:00 pm Tuesday evening after getting broken phone calls from his cell phone. Mr. Rodgers stayed with his vehicle while Polk County Search and Rescue personnel worked throughout the night driving various roads in the area. At daybreak additional search and rescue personnel assisted looking for Mr. Rodgers who was located by searchers as he was walking along a remote roadway around noon today. Mr Rodgers vehicle was not removed from the roadway at this time.

Searchers called for a medic unit to respond to check Mr. Rodgers for early indications of hypothermia as they treated him at the scene until the arrival of medics. Sergeant Rick Bittick, search commander stated, "It's a good thing we found him when we did due to the weather and his age"
Ace Tavern on Northeast Sandy Boulevard Burglarized by Masked Suspect
Portland Police Bureau - 10/22/14
Today, Wednesday October 22, 2014, at 10:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Ace Tavern, located at 8868 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, on the report of a robbery.

Officers arrived and spoke to the employee who told police that an unknown suspect entered the bar and stole the cash register. The victim was in the office at the time of the incident.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, wearing a black hooded jacket, some kind of gas or paper filter mask, carrying large white bag. No weapons were seen or displayed by the suspect.

The suspect fled the area in a gray SUV with a roof rack.

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

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Local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Wins 2014 MCF Community Challenge
Maps Credit Union - 10/22/14
For immediate release

Oct. 22, 2014

SALEM, Ore. -- The Community Action Agency's Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) of Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties was announced as the winner of the 2014 Maps Community Foundation Community Challenge Award at Maps Credit Union's annual member and business meeting last night.

This year's competition focused on the finding solutions to help increase access to affordable, high-quality child care for working parents in Maps Credit Union's service area. This topic focus was selected through voting on the credit union's Facebook page (facebook.com/mapscu). The winner receives a $1,000 award and works with the foundation to select a local nonprofit to also receive a $1,000 donation.

The winning idea, submitted on behalf of CCR&R by program director Shannon Vandehey. Vandehey's idea is to integrate the Kids Matter Child Care Finder app into the slate of services CCR&R offers to local families seeking child care. The app contains information about local child care providers as well as information on how to select a high-quality provider that parents can access at no charge 24/7 using an iOS or Android smartphone. No child care referral agency in Oregon is currently using the app.

In her submission, Vandehey noted that finding child care is time consuming, especially for parents who don't know where to find the information they need. The app gives an option for "expert advice and support at any time ... reducing the barriers working families face."

Vandehey's entry was the clear winner, said Mitzi Smith, Maps Credit Union's community development officer, because it was based on her knowledge of what families need and because of its innovative use of technology to provide it without increasing the burden on agency staff.

Vandehey chose Catholic Community Service to receive the $1,000 donation. CCR&R will put their $1,000 award toward the setup costs associated with the Child Care Finder app.

The Maps Community Foundation was organized in 2011 to deliver asset-building services to local communities. The 501(c)3 organization lives its mission, "Building financial security through education," by partnering with community groups to increase access to education, to provide financial education, and to support asset development in the areas we serve.

Maps Credit Union has come a long way since a group of 17 volunteers joined together in 1935, running the credit union out of kitchens and living rooms in homes throughout Marion County. Today, Maps serves more than 45,000 members in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties. The credit union has nine branches located in east, west, south and central Salem; Keizer; the Willamette University campus; Monmouth; Woodburn; and Silverton. The credit union also instructs students and operates three non-profit student branches as school-to-work labs for high school business courses at North Salem, West Salem and McKay high schools.

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State to Release 2013 Report on Adult Abuse Following Gert Boyle Presentation at National Adult Protection Conference in Portland Next Week
OR Department of Human Services - 10/22/14
When: October 29, 2014 2:30 p.m.

Where: Portland Waterfront Marriot Hotel, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland; Salons E and F

What: Last year, Oregon DHS received over 35,000 reports of possible abuse of older or vulnerable Oregonians. At this conference, Oregon will release its 2013 statistics, which show an increase in both financial exploitation and neglect. Key facts about abuse in Oregon will be shared.
(There are over 600 people registered for this international conference, experts from 43 states, five tribal nations and three foreign countries will be participating).

Why: The issue of adult abuse continues to impact our state, our nation and our world. The fact that Oregon is hosting this major event speaks to the heightened awareness and concern over adult abuse.

Who: Highlighted speakers:
* Marie Cervantes, Director of Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention Investigations. She will present Oregon's 2013 stats.
* Kathleen Quinn, Executive Director of the National Adult Protective Services Association. She will give a national perspective.
* 12 year old Rayanna Blair of Lakeview, Oregon will be introduced. She will be receiving a special award at the conference for reporting the abuse of a 90 year old and ultimately saving her life. Everyone needs to take responsibility for protecting our elders. Here is a video about this brave youngster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ikC54yRhRE&feature=youtu.be
The briefing will take place right after the keynote presentation by Gert Boyle. Mrs. Boyle is 90 years old, lives in "independent living," goes to work full time at Columbia Sportswear, where she is chairman of the board. When she was in her late 80's she was the victim of a brutal attack. She will give professionals advice on how to work with older victims.

Format: The press briefing will be short. Following the briefing, presenters will be available for interviews. Workshops are open for the media. Conference program is attached.


Attached Media Files: attached is the program for the conference
Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run Working Group Meeting
Portland Water Bureau - 10/22/14
The public is invited to attend the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest Bull Run working group meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters located at 16400 Champion Way in Sandy Oregon.
Under the terms of a 20-year agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and Mt. Hood National Forest, staff engaged in the management of the Bull Run watershed, Portland's primary drinking water source, will meet semi-annually each year. The purpose of these meetings is to review work plans, budgets and staff assignments; and communicate accomplishments and issues addressed during the course of management activities. An annual report is presented at the spring meetings.
For more information about the 20-year stewardship agreement between the Portland Water Bureau and the Mt. Hood National Forest, please go to Protection and Stewardship | The City of Portland, Oregon or www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood
Bethany Firefighters Host Open House for New TVF&R Station 68 (Photo)
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 10/22/14
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On Saturday, October 25 from 11am-2pm, firefighters will host a community open house and provide tours of the new Bethany Fire Station 68 located at 13545 NW Evergreen in Portland. A brief ceremony will take place at 11:30am.

Station 68 serves the communities of Bethany, Oak Hills, and Cedar Mill. The original fire station, a 1970 ranch-style house, was purchased in 1984 and converted for use as a two-person fire station with one mini-pumper. A carport was constructed behind the home to house the fire engine and emergency response demands eventually necessitated that a four-person crew operate out of the station.

The decision to relocate a fire station is based not only on the demands faced by a specific community (population, incidents, traffic), but also the needs--and assets--of the surrounding community. The proximity of other fire stations (including two Hillsboro fire stations now located on TVF&R's Western border) and over 100,000 incidents confirmed that relocating Station 68 would help TVF&R continue to provide excellent emergency services to the community for decades to come.

After an extensive search for property that was properly zoned, adequately sized, financially feasible, and had good access for emergency response, TVF&R purchased land at the corner of NW Thompson Road & Evergreen Street.

The aging structure did not meet current seismic standards and had dated mechanical and electrical systems, reduced capacity to house multiple modern fire engines, and no provisions for the full emergency response crew (4-person company) or female firefighters that worked there.

The new station offers a public meeting room, which can accommodate 20 people and is already being utilized by many public, community, and non-profit organizations. Room reservations can be made by calling 503-649-8577 or online at www.tvfr.com. This project was one of many funded by a $77.5 million general obligation bond that was passed in November 2006 by 68.6% of TVF&R voters.


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Master pumpkin carvers lend talent to Boys & Girls Club to create new Halloween-inspired event (Photo)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area - 10/22/14
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WHAT:Pumpkins & Pins Inaugural Event

The founder of Sand in the City has brought a talented "tribe" of pumpkin carvers together to bring a new Halloween-inspired event to Portland, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland. Masterfully carved pumpkins will be on public display and available for purchase.

Portland families are invited to come in costume, reserve bowling lanes, view giant, expertly-carved pumpkins, enter a raffle to win great prizes during the Halloween costume contest, and more at this festive event hosted by Grand Central Bowl.

WHO:Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland
Fifty percent of all bowling proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland. Other activities throughout the day, including a raffle with fun prizes, will also benefit the organization.

Bert Adams
Founder of Portland's famous "Sand in the City" event, Bert Adams is bringing that same creativity to "Pumpkins & Pins." The event will showcase 10 massive pumpkins that Bert and his team have turned into works of art with their skillful carvings.

WHERE:
Grand Central Bowl
808 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97232

WHEN:
Sunday, October 26
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT

ADDITIONAL PHOTO OPPS: Bert Adams will be teaching kids to carve on Thursday, October 23rd at 4 PM at the Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave. Adams is also available to give on-air demonstrations on Thursday & Friday

Generous Sponsors
Presenting sponsor: Grand Central Bowl
Sponsors: Fred Meyer, CORT Furniture, Standard TV & Appliance, Jamba Juice, Cinnabon, Shari's Café & Pies, and Delap LLP


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Sheriff's Office Honors Actions of Staff in Service to their Community (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
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Yesterday, Marion County Sheriff's Office employees and family members filled the seats and lined the walls of the Senator Hearing Room in the Courthouse Square building to honor some significant events and actions by staff. Lifesaving awards, a Purple Heart, and Medals of Valor were presented.

Sheriff Jason Myers welcomed the group and briefly spoke about the work of the Office. In his welcoming speech, he said, "It's about what the men and women of this office do collectively, daily, diligently, and relentlessly. You all make this office what it is. I get to be here to shine a light on that great work." During yesterday's ceremony, the following awards were presented:

Lifesaving Awards:

Deputy Jason Hickam, Deputy Jerry Wollenschlaeger and K9 Yo - In near freezing weather, they searched for and located a suicidal woman who had fled into rural Marion County. After finding her, Deputy Hickam carried the woman across a field to staged medics.

Deputy Ryan Dunbar, Deputy Derrell Maddy and Nurse Renee Hansen - Deputies discovered an inmate had attempted suicide and they immediately began CPR. Jail Nurse, Renee Hansen, responded to the cell to assist and they performed CPR until additional medical teams could respond.

Deputy Jacob Thompson - Responding to a call of an unconscious woman, Deputy Thompson arrived on scene and immediately began CPR. Deputy Thompson twice cleared her airway and performed CPR until medics arrived on scene.

Purple Heart:

A Purple Heart medal was bestowed upon Deputy James Buchholz who, while tracking down a suspect, was shot. He protected himself and bandaged his bullet wound while other deputies and medics responded to the area. Deputy Buchholz received a standing ovation from the entire room while he received his award.

Medal of Valor:

Deputy Steve Duncan and Deputy Dale Huitt - A wanted fugitive engaged the deputies in gun fire when they responded to a call of a man slumped over the steering wheel of a parked vehicle. The deputies were able to resolve the threat, and then they provided medical aid until additional units arrived. The man had committed crimes across several states and hours prior had pointed handgun at a Tigard Police Officer.

Deputy Ryan Postlewait, Deputy Cody Lane, Deputy Jeff Nicoloff, Deputy Shawn Bush and Sergeant Nick Hunter - The Deputies and Sergeant responded to the scene of a shooting at an RV Park. The suspect had been shooting at people and had already injured one person. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded and worked together to end the terrifying episode.


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Bus collision with pedestrian
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/22/14
On 10-20-14 the Vancouver Police responded to a school bus collision with a pedestrian who was a student walking to the local area High School. The Vancouver Traffic Unit arrived on scene and took over the investigation.
The pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk when the bus making a left turn from E McLoughlin Blvd to North bound Grand Blvd struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was rush to the hospital and transferred to Randall Children's' Hospital for further treatment. The pedestrian was 15 years old and is expected to survive their significant injuries. There were no other occupants on the school bus.
The investigation is still on going and the driver who remained on scene has cooperated with the investigators.
The driver is identified as Virginia Sharpe and according to the school district has had an excellent driving record.
Low light and inclement weather can complicate road conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike. It is important to be vigilant and alert while driving or walking. Wear bright or reflective clothing and be as visible as possible to vehicles. Operators of vehicles should refrain from using cellular devices or limit distractions in the vehicle. Pedestrians and cyclists should have attention towards road conditions and limit sound devices from distracting their attention. Be Alert Be Vigilant Be Safe.
Wells Fargo survey finds one-third of middle class is not saving for retirement (Photo)
Wells Fargo - 10/22/14
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Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class Americans, according to Wells Fargo's fifth annual Middle-Class Retirement Survey.

The national results showed that 34% of those surveyed are not currently contributing anything to a 401(k), IRA or other retirement savings vehicle.

Nearly a third (31%) of all respondents said they will not have enough money to "survive" on in retirement, and this increases to 48% of middle-class Americans in their 50s. Nineteen percent of all respondents have no retirement savings.

"Saving for retirement isn't easy. It requires sacrifice, and it's not something people can push off and hope to achieve later in life," said Joe Ready, Wells Fargo's director of Institutional Retirement and Trust.

"If people in their 20s, 30s or 40s aren't saving today, they are losing the benefit of time compounding the value of their money," Ready added. "That growth can't be made up later, so people have to commit early in life to make savings a regular discipline year after year. It is the only way most people will achieve their financial goals to carry them through retirement."

On behalf of Wells Fargo, Harris Poll conducted 1,001 telephone interviews from July 20 to August 25 of middle-class Americans across the country ages 25-75 with a median household income of $63,000.

About Wells Fargo (Twitter @WellsFargo)
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). The firm has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.


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Pedestrian hit by train in north Marion County ***** UPDATE *****
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/22/14
The 13 year old boy involved in last night's train accident has been identified as Juan Carlos Robles-Melara. He resided in Woodburn and attended French Prairie Middle School.

Based on the investigation, it appears Juan is a high functioning child with autism who left school on his own after soccer practice when he was supposed to wait for his mother to pick him up. Once his mother arrived and did not find Juan, family began looking for him and eventually called the Woodburn Police Department to make a report. While Woodburn Police was taking the report from the family, Woodburn Police heard of the train versus pedestrian accident. Shortly after the accident, it was confirmed to be Juan based on a clothing description and school identification he had in his backpack.

The family is not available for contact by the media and it is unknown if they will be at a later time.

Any inquires regarding French Prairie Middle School should be referred to Superintendent Chuck Ransom at 503-981-2727.
Librarians' Role as Digital Learning Leaders is Highlighted
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/22/14
Vancouver Public Schools is profiled for its work empowering teacher-librarians
to help lead a digital transformation

Washington, D.C. | October 22, 2014 ¬- As part of its ongoing efforts to document the work of innovative school districts around the country, Digital Promise has published a multimedia case study spotlighting how teacher-librarians at Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) in Washington state are helping to lead the district through its digital transformation.

"The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age" is the latest in a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise that showcase the successes and challenges of members of the League of Innovative Schools. The case study, published on DigitalPromise.org, features video, photography, graphics, and other resources, with the goal of providing a blueprint to assist other districts and educators in tackling key issues.

"Innovation isn't just about technology, it's about learning from each other," said Sara Schapiro, director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of 57 school districts improving outcomes for students through learning technology. "Vancouver Public Schools is a leader in education innovation and we're excited to help them share their story."

At a time when many districts are cutting back on library services, Vancouver Public Schools has emerged as a national model for how to reinvent the teacher-librarian role for the 21st century. VPS is in the beginning stages of a digital learning initiative to provide all teachers and students in grades 3-12 with an electronic device in a flexible learning environment, and a personalized digital curriculum.

"Ubiquitous leadership is vital to the success of our digital transformation in Vancouver Public Schools," said Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools. "We're empowering our professional staff to lead and teach in ways that will produce future-ready graduates."

No longer just the keepers of books, VPS teacher-librarians have emerged as leaders in connecting teachers with effective digital resources, educating students on digital responsibility, and supporting efficient introduction of technology to the classroom.

"This study offers educational leaders a way to think differently about teacher-librarians and the leadership roles they can play in 21st-century schools," said Mark Ray, director of instructional technology and library services at Vancouver Public Schools. "VPS has invested in teacher-librarians because our district understands the ways in which these professionals can lead, teach, and support both students and teachers as part of a broader vision for digital transformation."

Share this case study and join the discussion on social media using the hashtag #futurelibrarian.

Past Digital Promise case studies include the following:
* Investing in Students' Digital Future from Day One: Blended Learning in Early Elementary at Utica Community Schools (MI)
* Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Students: 1:1 Learning, 24/7, at Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ)
* Innovation Starts in the Classroom: A Teacher-Driven Approach to 21st-century Learning at West Ada Schools
* Changing a Rural Community's Expectations Through 24/7 Learning: A Model for 21st-century Rural Education at Piedmont City School District (AL)

More information about the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools is available on its website:
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MEDIA ALERT: 188 Finalists Enter, 18 Nurse of the Year Honorees Come Out
March of Dimes - 10/22/14
**MEDIA**
Members of the media are invited to attend. Nurse interviews and photo ops available. Live remotes welcome. Arrangements can be made by calling Michele Larsen at 503.724.7442 (cell).


--WHAT--
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.


--WHEN--
Friday, October 24
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM


--WHERE--
Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR


--WHO--
The finalists come from across the region: 22 live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area, 12 from the Gorge area, 5 from the Salem area, 8 from Lane County, 13 from North Coast, 5 from the Bend area, and 3 from Southern Oregon.

Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.


--WHY--
Nurse of the Year Awards was created to honor the outstanding work of Oregon and SW
Washington nurses.


About March of Dimes
March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Vancouver Chamber to Co-Host First Ever "Privacy & Data Security Summit" on November 6th (Photo)
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 10/22/14
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(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - Vancouver, WA - On Thursday, November 6th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will partner with the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C., and Pacific Continental Bank for the "2014 Privacy & Data Security Summit" at the Vancouver Barracks. This event is designed for small to large businesses with a cost of $25/person. Attendees will gain insight on implementing safeguards to protect consumer information from the risks of a data security breach. Attorney Colin Folawn, Co-Chair of Schwabe's Privacy and Data Security practice group, will moderate two informative panel discussions. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of data security and privacy laws, compliance obligations, reducing risks of improper data management, and best practices of responding to security breaches. Visit www.vancouverusa.com to RSVP online.

The event will kick off at 7:00 A.M. with registration/networking; program will begin at 7:30 A.M. sharp at the Vancouver Barracks (600 Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661). The first panel discussion topic will be: Data security, breach notifications, and the law; with featured panelists: Christine Arevalo, Vice President, Healthcare Fraud Solutions at ID Experts; and Kelly Hagan, Esq., Co-Chair of Privacy & Data Security practice group, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC. The second panel: Internal and operational privacy concerns for SW Washington Businesses will feature panelists: Jean Back, Esq., Employment and Labor Practice Member, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C; Carmen Calzacorta, Esq., Business Lawyer and Chair of Business Transitions Group?, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC; and Gary Githens Data Breach Practice Leader, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance.

"This topic is affecting businesses large and small, across the nation. This event will provide a better understanding of the data protection and security climate and be a great starting point for small businesses in Vancouver. Recently, an Experian report showed a whopping 43% of companies had a data breach in the past year vs. 10% from the year prior," explained Kristy Weaver, Senior Vice President at Pacific Continental Bank and Immediate-past Chairwoman of the GVCC.

"As technology brings us better and more effective ways to do business, it also provides challenges. These panel discussions will provide insight for our small to medium sized business; which are not large enough for an IT department but are vital to the success of our business climate in Southwest Washington," said Kelly Love, CEO of the GVCC.

Colin Folawn remarked that "When it comes to a data security breach, it's more a question of 'when' it will happen rather than 'if'. More than 50% of data breach problems arise not from malicious action, but from human error or system glitches. That means that every company is at risk and should plan accordingly."

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Wanted Man Arrested by OSP & Salem PD After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Area Search off Interstate 5 near Market Street
Oregon State Police - 10/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Salem Police Department (SPD) arrested a wanted 21-year old man after he fled an OSP traffic stop Wednesday morning on the off-ramp from Interstate 5 at Market Street in Salem. The off-ramp and some area streets were closed while law enforcement officers searched three hours for the subject who was believed armed.

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 2:26 a.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint regarding a passenger car southbound on Interstate 5 near Donald/Aurora. An OSP trooper stopped the car about 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street and contacted two occupants.

The passenger was not wearing a safety belt, provided a false name to the trooper and fled on foot. The trooper quickly confirmed his identity as KRISTOPHER ALLEN RICE, age 21, from Salem, learned he was wanted on felony Marion County warrants and that he may be armed.

Additional law enforcement officers from OSP, SPD and Marion County Sheriff's Office responded and established a perimeter. Some SPD SWAT personal also came to the scene to assist with the search as the off-ramp, some area streets and a park-and-ride lot were closed off.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., SPD SWAT took RICE into custody as he hid in a transient tent surrounded by brush. RICE was turned over to OSP and also found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. No firearm was reportedly found.

RICE was transported to Marion County Jail where he was lodged on the felony warrants for Dangerous Drugs and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and local charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

The driver was not arrested.

No photograph available for release at this time.

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Modest Social Security COLA Crucial for American Families -- Social Security Key 2014 Election Issue
AARP Oregon - 10/22/14
Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Modest Social Security COLA Crucial for American Families
Social Security Key 2014 Election Issue

WASHINGTON, DC - AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to today's announcement by the Social Security Administration of a 1.7 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2015:

The modest Social Security COLA for 2015 remains crucial to the financial security of the nearly 59 million Americans receiving benefits. The COLA helps beneficiaries of all ages maintain their standard of living, keeping many from falling into poverty by providing partial protection against inflation. Millions of families, including 41 million retired workers and their dependents, 6 million survivors of deceased workers, and 11 million workers with disabilities and their dependents, will depend on next year's modest COLA increase as they face rising costs of basic needs like food, utilities and health care.

Although in the long term we need to strengthen Social Security with reasonable changes, volatility in the stock market has never impacted the promise of Social Security benefits. With $2.8 trillion in assets these popular benefits can exist far in to the future, continuing on their nearly 80 year streak of never missing a payment. That's why candidates and outside groups have scrambled in these final few weeks before Election Day to define who wants to protect and strengthen Social Security benefits the most. Because most retirees depend upon their earned benefit for at least half of their retirement income, we hope Americans of all political stripes will ask candidates where they stand on Social Security and Medicare and look at our voter guide to see what candidates have already said about these vital issues.

For more information about what political candidates have to say about Social Security, Medicare, and financial security, check out the AARP Voter Guide at aarp.org/YourVote. For tips on when to claim Social Security and how to best plan for retirement go to aarp.org/ReadyforRetirement. Additional resources may be seen here.
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About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
10/21/14
Pedestrian hit by a train in north Marion County
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/21/14
At about 7:50 pm, The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a train versus pedestrian accident south of Gervais. Deputies have determined a 13 year old boy died as a result of this accident, while walking on the tracks.

The investigation is still on going and the name of the involved is being held until the appropriate notifications have been made to the family.
Lebanon Woman Dies in Tractor Accident
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/21/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies are investigating a fatal tractor accident that occurred today at about 1:28 p.m. The accident occurred on private property in the 41000 block of Upper Berlin Road near Lebanon.

The operator of the red 1950's Ford 8N tractor was identified as 47-year-old
Doris Eilleen Jennings of Lebanon. Ms. Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation reveals Ms. Jennings and James Ronald Royer, 49 years old from Scio, were working together to remove a tree. Ms. Jennings had a chain attached to the back of the tractor and was using it to pull out an oak tree. Royer told deputies he was standing nearby and witnessed the rear tractor tires start to spin.

Royer said Ms. Jennings applied more throttle to the engine which caused the front of the tractor to lift up and flip over on top of her. Upon arrival, deputies found Ms. Jennings pinned under the tractor. Ms. Jennings suffered severe head injuries from the accident.

There is no indication that drugs or alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Lebanon Fire Department. AAsum-Dufor Funeral Home removed the body from the scene.

The investigation is continuing.
2 traffic stops within minutes result in arrests for methamphetamine and a stolen car (Photo)
West Linn Police Dept. - 10/21/14
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Two traffic stops, within minutes of each other, result in West Linn Police recovering a stolen car from California, and arresting both drivers for possession of Methamphetamine. At 1:48 pm, Traffic Officer Brad Moyle stopped 42 year old Cindy Sexton, whose last address was in Torrance, CA, for not wearing her seatbelt. The car she was driving had been reported stolen from Torrance on July 29th. Sexton was also found to be in possession of trace amounts of Methamphetamine. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and PCS Meth with a bail of $30,000.
At 2:21 pm, Officer Jim Abeles stopped 58 year old Robert Arevalo of Salem for having switched stickers. Arevalo, who had a history of methamphetamine arrests, was subsequently arrested for Distribution, Manufacture, and Possession of Meth. Arevalo was in possession of over an ounce of methamphetamine, along with packaging materials, paraphernalia, and cutting agents. Arevalo was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $65,000 bail.


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Riverview Community Bank Soup's On! Raises $65,543 for Share; Guests Select Chef Troy Lucio for People's Choice 'Soup-er Chef' Award, Jan & Dave Franzen Honored as 2014 Emily Marshall Volunteers of the Year
Share - 10/21/14
Vancouver, WA - Riverview Community Bank Soup's On!, held on Oct. 11, raised a gross total of $65,543 in support of Share's vital programs and services for the hungry and homeless. The event was a record-breaker in both dollars raised as well as attendance, with almost 600 guests.

A highlight of the event were the soups prepared by local chefs, including: Branden Marsh of The Grant House, who prepared General Grant's Hearty Potato Soup; Josh Simpson of Herb 'N Roots, who prepared Fall Curried Squash; Troy Lucio of Hilton Vancouver, who prepared Tuscan Chowder with White Truffle Panzanella; Edward Helbig of Legacy Health Salmon Creek Medical Center, who prepared Indian Summer Soup; Mychal Culver of Mill Creek Pub, who prepared Creamy Sausage & Potato Soup with Vegetables; and Mariz Lopez of New Seasons Market, who prepared Smokey French Lentil Soup. Guests voted Troy Lucio as the People's Choice 'Soup-er Chef' Award for Best Soup; his victory marked a three-peat for the Hilton, who also won in 2012 and 2011.

Share also presented volunteer awards; the 2014 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Jan and Dave Franzen.

"Jan and Dave give their time, energy, heart and a lot of caring thought to our programs. They are dedicated volunteers for our Backpack and Summer Meals programs. During the summer they are the driving force in keeping the warehouse in order and during the school year they continue that work each Tuesday, helping coordinate drivers and load vehicles," shared Dellan Redjou, director of volunteers and community resources, in her award presentation. "Each Thursday, they deliver to at least 3-4 school locations. Dave actually built a special c art to keep in the back of his truck just for the Backpack and Summer Meals programs. They truly enjoy the volunteer work that they do and know what a difference it makes to Share's clients."

Jan and Dave shared this: "The biggest things we like about helping (It's not work to us!) are helping the children and being able to give back something in return for all we have been blessed with. Nothing warms our hearts more than to see the smiles on the kids' faces when they get their lunch or breakfast, or to hear from a school counselor how happy the kids are to get that bag of food, or hear that their pantry has been restocked on Thursday."

Additional volunteer winners included Carolyn Ochs (category: individual) and the Clark County Veterans Court Board (category: group); Walmart was recognized as a Community Resource award winner.

The evening also included a special presentation by two past and the current Board Presidents - John Payne, John McDonagh and Peter Fels, respectively - focusing on the growth of Share over the past 25 years, due in no small part to the dedicated leadership of executive director Diane McWithey, who celebrated her 25th anniversary with Share on Oct. 1.

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, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program 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 1,900+ children at 87 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-meal 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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UPDATE - Related to Milwaukie Homicide Investigation
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/21/14
On October 20th at about 1045 p.m. Milwaukie Police responded to assist fire/medical at 2204 SE Bluebird Street in Milwaukie. A male victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy conducted today indicated the victim died of homicidal violence.

The 43-year-old victim has been identified as Kenneth Scham, who had recently been staying with friends living in the apartment complex.

Police detectives with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Task Force have identified a suspect in this case. The identity of the suspect cannot be released at this time. This incident was NOT a stranger-to-stranger crime, and there is no risk to the public.
Battle Ground Police Arrest Two after Reports of Shots Fired
City of Battle Ground - 10/21/14
At about 10:13 pm on October 20th Battle Ground Police Officers responded to a call in which witnesses reported gunshots fired near the 1700 block of West Main Street. After interviewing witnesses, police were able to identify two suspects and their vehicles.

The two suspects and their two separate vehicles were located at about 10:30 pm near the 500 block of Main St. Officers made contact and immediately took into custody one suspect, a juvenile male, who was found with a long gun weapon and ammunition in his vehicle.

The second suspect, Jaysun Cory Lobdell, attempted to elude police in his vehicle and was taken into custody shortly thereafter at the 400 block of SE 4th St. He too was found with a firearm in his vehicle and admitted to discharging the weapon. No one was injured and no property was damaged.

The two suspects arrested are:

Jaysun Cory Lobdell, 18 of Battle Ground, WA - charged with Reckless Endangerment; Attempting to Elude Police Vehicle; and Driver Under 21 Consuming Alcohol. He was booked into the Clark County Jail.

Juvenile Male, 17 of Battle Ground, WA - charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and released to his parent.

Both cases were referred to the Clark County Prosecutors office.

No more information will be released at this time.
Oregon Chefs Cooking for a Cause: Healthy Babies
March of Dimes - 10/21/14
Typically fine chefs cook for the love of food, but on November 12th some of Oregon's finest chefs will be cooking for the love of babies. In a glamorous setting at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, seven talented chefs with big hearts are offering their signature dishes to be enjoyed that evening, along with something even more special. Each chef has put together a unique and exclusive package to be auctioned off with the hopes of raising money to improve the health of babies. All proceeds from the Signature Chefs Auction benefit March of Dimes to support lifesaving research and programs that offer hope for prevention of infant health threats of premature birth and birth defects.

"Local favorites like Kevin Kennedy of Swank & Swine and Shayne Unea of Portland Prime will tantalize your taste buds," said Elizabeth Joscelyn, State Director for March of Dimes. Other notable chefs include: Aaron Bedard of The Stephanie Inn, Adam Kekahuna of No Ka Oi Catering Co., John Newman of Newmans at 988, Marissa Burback of Porto Terra Tuscan Grill & Bar, and Deb Serkoian of Wilf's.

Some of the evening's special auction items include:

* Beach weekend getaway at The Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach
* Civil War tickets and invitation to the Reser's exclusive tailgating party
* Seven nights in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with airfare
* Montage Laguna Beach getaway with airfare
* Social hour party with hors d'oeuvre and wine for 20 by No Ka Oi Catering Co.

The exclusive evening begins at 6:00 pm on November 12th at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. For information or to reserve a seat or table, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon or call 971.270.2890.

The 25th annual Signature Chefs Auction is sponsored by First Tech Federal Credit Union, KeyBank, Black & Veatch, Cambia Health Solutions, Cresa Portland, Environments, Iberdrola Renewables, Swinerton Builders, The Zidell Companies, Tripwire, and Unico Properties.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what's going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Two Unrelated Traffic Stops Lead to Discovery of 13 lbs. of Marijuana, Pending Charges for 2 People - Interstate 5 near Roseburg
Oregon State Police - 10/21/14
Two unrelated traffic stops by Oregon State Police (OSP) on Monday in Douglas County is leading to charges against two people following the seizure of a total of more than 13 pounds of marijuana.

On October 20, 2014 at approximately 6:23 p.m., an OSP sergeant stopped a 1998 Ford Escort displaying California license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 119 for a speed violation. The vehicle was occupied by a 21-year old female driver and the passenger identified as JORDAN J. PERRY, age 48, from Hollywood, California.

Subsequent investigation with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of over 4 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $10,000.

PERRY was taken into custody and later cited and released to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. The driver was not arrested or cited.

The second traffic stop occurred at approximately 10:44 p.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 120 when an OSP trooper stopped a Ford Ranger pickup displaying Minnesota license plates. The pickup's driver was identified as TERESA ANN LEMONS, age 45, from Rogers. Minnesota.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to discover approximately 9.5 pounds of marijuana concealed in the pickup. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $20,000.

LEMONS was later cited and released to appear in Douglas County Circuit Court for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

No photographs available for this release.

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City Council Approves Barking Dog Ordinance and Purchase of Boeckman Dip Property, and also Hears Ordinance to Add Stormwater Rules to City Code
City of Wilsonville - 10/21/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the October 20, 2014, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council held a second reading on Ordinance No. 749 and unanimously approved the adoption of the amended Clackamas County Dog Control Ordinance. Approval of the ordinance provides law enforcement clear authority to address public complaints about a continually barking dog. Changes related to the continually barking dog offense are effective as of Jan. 5, 2015.

The City Council held a first reading and public hearing on Ordinance No. 753 and unanimously approved adding a Stormwater Section and other modifications to Wilsonville Code Chapter 8, Environment. City code did not previously address stormwater management and related policies. Prior to the second reading of the ordinance which is scheduled to be held at the next City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, City Council requested that the ordinance be amended to more clearly define when public officials have the right to enter private property for inspection purposes.

The Council also unanimously approved Resolution No. 2489 authorizing the acquisition of a residential property located at 7550 Boeckman Road in the area known as the "Boeckman Dip." The city is purchasing the property from the seller in order to widen Boeckman Road, to replace the existing sewer line, and to improve bicycle and pedestrian pathways on the location. Purchasing the property from a willing seller prevents possible displacement and condemnation in the future when the construction is scheduled to occur.

Under Mayor's Business the City Council unanimously agreed to renew City Attorney Mike Kohlhoff's one-year employment contract.

During the Communications portion of the meeting, the Council received a report from Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen regarding recent activity at Metro. The Council also heard a report from the staff and students affiliated with the Wilsonville Sister City Association which is local non-profit organization that is responsible for maintaining and developing Wilsonville's sister-city relationship with Kitakata, Japan. Also during the Communications portion of the meeting, City Manager Bryan Cosgrove introduced the City's new Finance Director Susan Cole.

During the worksession prior to the meeting, Council members heard a variety of reports. Staff and consultants provided an update on the Transit Integration Plan, which seeks to find efficiencies in dial-a-ride services in conjunction with regular fixed-route bus service. The Council reviewed proposed revisions to the City's Parking Code (Chapter 5), Environment (Chapter 8) and Offenses (Chapter 10) that will be brought to City Council in the future. Finally staff presented information on the Climate Smart Communities Scenario which seeks to identify local strategies to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions from light-duty vehicles.

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Pursuit Ends With No Injuries
Tualatin Police Dept. - 10/21/14
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 12:35pm a Tualatin police officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle near Interstate 5 and SW Nyberg Road, in Tualatin. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the officer and continued driving northbound on Interstate 5. Officers pursued the vehicle into the City of Portland. With police intervention, the pursuit ended in Portland, on northbound Interstate 405 near 4th Avenue (exit 1B). There were no injuries.

Drivers should expect delays in that area until approximately 2:00pm, while officers finish their investigation.

Nothing further at this time.


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Board of Directors Work Session - Monday, October 27, 6:30 PM, District Board Room
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 10/21/14
The Jefferson School District Board of Directors will hold a work session to plan and implement a 360 evaluation for the Superintendent. The public is welcome to attend.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/214/78974/Agenda_10.27.pdf
OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 52 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Washington Man - Interstate 5 near Tualatin (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/21/14
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A Seattle, Washington man was arrested Tuesday morning after an Oregon State Police (OSP) senior trooper discovered approximately 52 pounds of marijuana inside a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Tualatin. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 21, 2014 at approximately 2:27 a.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a rental 2014 Toyota Camry four-door displaying California license plates for a traffic violation northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 290. The vehicle's driver was identified as SANTICHITH LA HOCHINGNAVONG, age 38, from Seattle, Washington. The passenger was identified as a 25-year old Washington man.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to discover approximately 52 pounds of marijuana in the car's trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $130,000.

HOCHINGNAVONG was arrested without incident and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

The passenger was not arrested.

OSP was assisted during the traffic stop by Tualatin Police Department.

Photograph Sources:
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Hochingnavong photo - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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Keep slippery leaves out of streets; Vancouver offers free leaf disposal coupon
City of Vancouver - 10/21/14
Vancouver, Wash. - With a steady stream of rain forecast this week, the City of Vancouver Public Works reminds residents that leaves should not be raked or blown into the streets, where they can create a slippery mess and clog stormwater drain catch basins. To prevent standing water in streets, residents with too many leaves are encouraged to rake, bag and take leaves to one of three local drop-off sites for free disposal, courtesy the fall leaf coupon program.

This year's free leaf disposal coupons for Vancouver and Clark County residents are good from Oct. 1 to Dec. 20. The coupons allow free disposal of up to 5 cubic yards of leaves only at the designated drop-off sites. Leaves must be emptied from bags at the disposal site. Branches and other yard debris or mixed loads will be charged at the regular disposal price.

Residents can find the coupons in the Recycling Refresher newsletter, sent to all households in Clark County, on the city's website at www.cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste, at various City offices, and in the City of Vancouver Fall/Winter insert, appearing Nov. 14 in the Vancouver zones of the Columbian and Oregonian newspapers. Leaf coupons are also available at the designated free leaf disposal sites:

- H & H Wood Recyclers, 8401 NE 117th Ave. Phone: 360-892-2805. Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in October; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, November and December; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, all months. Closed on Thanksgiving.

- West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road. Phone: 360-737-1727. Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sunday and Thanksgiving Day.

- City Bark, 2419 N.E. Andresen Road. Phone: 360-253-8461. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday in October, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday in November/December. Closed Thanksgiving and Sundays.

In Vancouver, property owners are responsible for managing the leaves from their trees. Vancouver does not pick up leaves nor charge special leaf fees. In fact, deliberately raking or blowing of leaves into the street and leaving them there is unlawful.

Every year, Vancouver Public Works crews clean the city's 13,000-plus catch basins or storm water drains, removing hundreds of tons of leaves, sediment and other debris in the process. Street sweepers, however, are generally no match for big, wet, heavy piles of leaves. The free leaf disposal program is intended to provide options for Vancouver residents with a lot of trees. Other options include subscribing to Waste Connections of Washington's yard debris collection services at www.wcnorthwest.com or by calling 360-892-5370.

Learn more about how citizens and the City of Vancouver can work together to manage fall leaves: http://youtu.be/GnYLr6EpERs.

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Wells Fargo offers reward of up to $5,000 for robbery information
Wells Fargo - 10/21/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wells Fargo announced today a reward of up to $5,000 for original information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed Wells Fargo bank branches in Salem on Oct. 16 and in Cottage Grove on Oct. 17.

Anyone with information concerning the robbery should call their local police department or FBI office. All calls are confidential and the reward will be paid anonymously.

Wells Fargo will decide who is entitled to a reward and in what amount, based primarily upon law enforcement's evaluation of the value of the information provided. Wells Fargo may pay only a portion of the maximum reward offered. When there are multiple claimants, the reward will be shared in amounts determined by Wells Fargo.

"We have found that rewards are an effective way to help law enforcement identify bank robbers," said Wells Fargo spokesman Tom Unger. "The message we are sending to criminals is that if you rob a Wells Fargo bank, we will work with law enforcement agencies to relentlessly pursue and prosecute you."

Serving Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo is the second largest bank in the state with 128 branches in Oregon and S.W. Washington.

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Six PCC students earn NASA scholarships (Photo)
PCC - 10/21/14
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College students continue to thrive in NASA's orbit.

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium announced that PCC students Lahiru Fernando (Beaverton), Tara Prevo (Beaverton), Chris Schroeder (Hillsboro), Ana Serrato (Cornelius), Emilie Walker (North Portland) and Robert Mulkey (Southeast Portland) had each earned $5,000 scholarships this year to cover their general school expenses.

From a pool of more than 100 applicants, 12 community college students earned awards statewide. The OSG scholarship programs are intended to recognize the academic accomplishments of students enrolled at Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium member institutions like PCC. The students are working toward a future in the aerospace, science, or education community, with STEM-focused career goals.

The Oregon Space Grant Consortium, part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, is a statewide network of universities, colleges, museums, educators, researchers, students and science professionals. Their charge is to promote STEM education through cooperative and interdisciplinary programs while recruiting and training NASA's next diverse workforce.

This isn't the first time PCC has had NASA scholars or interns. In 2013, the college had six other students win space grants and seven more in 2012. Chemistry student Dave Coulter earned a NASA internship in 2013 at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia studying phytoplankton in the world's oceans and received another internship this past summer as a PSU student.

"It's just amazing the amount of talent that comes across on these resumés," said PCC physics instructor Toby Dittrich, who is the associate director of Oregon Space Grants. "A woman that won last year was in my class and I found her homework was really pristine. I said, 'You should apply for this scholarship.' She said, 'Why? I'm a returning student and haven't been in school for 15 years. I have four kids so how could I possibly win a NASA scholarship?' I said, 'That's exactly the type of person they're looking for.' So, she did and she won. Hopefully, this news will motivate more students to apply."

Meet the 2014-15 PCC NASA Scholars:

Lahiru Fernando
Age: 21.
Hometown: Beaverton.
Major: Power engineering.
Career goal: Work in the electric car industry and become a physics professor.
Transferring to: Portland State University.
Quote: "I was surprised and couldn't believe it. I am so grateful for getting the scholarship, and it gives me the drive to make sure that I earn every penny of it."

Chris Schroeder
Age: 29.
Hometown: Hillsboro.
Major: Geology/geophysics.
Career goal: Work as an exploration geologist, research opportunities using microbes to develop cleaner and safer extraction methods of deposits.
Transferring to: Portland State University's undergraduate and master's geology programs.
Quote: "Receiving this scholarship was very surprising. I had to read the email a few times before it really sank in that I had won. I think I was most surprised because I talked to other students who applied, and knew that the competition was steep. Thinking back, I remember my geology instructor telling me to have more faith in myself, and now I know that he was right."

Robert Mulkey
Age: 29.
Hometown: Southeast Portland.
Major: Mechanical engineering.
Career goals: Volunteer for the Peace Corps, work on water treatment projects in impoverished nations and at the Palmer Station in Antarctica as a facilities engineer, and start his own manufacturing/engineering company.
Transferring to: Oregon State or Portland State universities.
Quote: "I was absolutely shocked to find out that I had been picked as one of the recipients. Receiving the scholarship gave me a renewed sense that the hard work I had put in the year before was not wasted. This scholarship has allowed me to move from working full time to a part time schedule so I can partition more time to my education."

Emilie Walker
Age: 19.
Hometown: North Portland.
Major: Portland Teachers Program.
Career goals: Become a middle school science teacher.
Transferring to: Portland State University.
Quote: "When I received this scholarship I was surprised, excited, and overwhelmed with joy. I know that the OSGC scholarship is another addition to aiding in my success."

Tara Prevo
Age: 24.
Hometown: Beaverton.
Major: Astronautical engineering.
Career goals: Assist in building components for deep space probes, or mechanisms to monitor space weather in the solar system.
Transferring to: University of Cambridge (U.K.).
Quote: "I called my mom crying to tell her. I was just overwhelmed with happiness. I have worked so incredibly hard to get where I am. I moved to Oregon to find a decent job and put myself through school, fulfilling my dreams. I really needed the help with paying for school and this scholarship has truly changed my life."

Ana Serrato
Age: 21.
Hometown: Cornelius.
Major: Biochemistry/pre-med.
Career goals: To do research in immunology, virology, cancer, genetic engineering and pharmaceuticals.
Transferring to: Not decided yet.
Quote: "I was surprised and in shock when I got the email, because it is the first scholarship I have been selected for. For the first time I do not have to even consider taking out a loan to pay for school; that in itself is a great feeling."


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/


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Salem Hospital only Oregon hospital named to "125 hospitals with great orthopedic programs" by national publication
Salem Health - 10/21/14
Becker's Hospital Review, a leading publication offering business and legal trends and guidance for hospital executives, named Salem Hospital to its list of "125 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs for 2014"--including Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic.

The hospitals on this list exhibit excellence in orthopedics, quality of service, outstanding local and national reputations and high volume of orthopedic cases. Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence was the only Oregon orthopedic program to make the list.

"It's a mark of distinction for our Joint Replacement Center of Excellence to be among the nation's top hospitals for orthopedic care," said Deni Hoover, director of orthopedics, rehabilitation, and neuroscience services at Salem Health. "Salem Hospital and our orthopedic surgeon partners have put in a great deal of collaborative effort over the past years to provide our patients with an exceptional experience."

"It is an honor for our program to be recognized nationally for the patient-centered care that we deliver to our orthopedic joint replacement patients," said Mark Dolan, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, and medical director of Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence. "It is a tribute to the entire team that provides care to these patients and their expertise and experience that allow them to deliver such wonderful care."

Jerry McNabb, 72, of Salem, recently received his second hip replacement in ten months at Salem Hospital. "The level of care from the surgeon on down--everybody is on top of their game completely," said McNabb. "I feel like I'm being taken care of in the best way possible. It's a seamless process that works exceptionally well."

In February 2012, Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence became the first in Oregon to earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for certification in total hip and knee replacements. In March of this year, the Joint Commission announced its recertification of Salem Hospital's joint replacement program. The continuing certification demonstrates a proven commitment to excellence in providing quality care and health care staffing, in order to provide the best joint replacement experience for patients.

For more information about Salem Hospital's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence, visit salemhealth.org/joint.

Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, along with West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Visit us at salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Citizen Reports Regarding Intoxicated Hitchhiker Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted on 9 Warrants from 7 Different Jurisdictions (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/21/14
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Several citizen reports of an intoxicated man hitchhiking and stumbling into traffic Monday afternoon on Interstate 5 near Tigard led to arrest of a man wanted on 9 warrants out of seven different jurisdictions.

On October 20, 2014 at approximately 5:35 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch began receiving several citizen reports of an intoxicated male stumbling and acting strangely while hitchhiking on Interstate 5 near Carmen Drive. An OSP trooper located the man about 20 minutes later at the off-ramp to Highway 217.

The man verbally identified himself as TONY LEE WOOD, age 38, from Portland. Subsequent investigation confirmed his identity and that he was wanted on 9 outstanding warrants from seven different jurisdictions (Deschutes County, Klamath County, Multnomah County, Linn County, Troutdale, West Linn, and Gladstone). Six of the warrants were for Fail to Appear on various misdemeanor charges, and three warrants were for Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

WOOD was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

Photograph - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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Rain and wind on the way
Cowlitz Co. Emergency Management - 10/21/14
According to the Portland National Weather Service, the Lower Columbia area can expect heavy rainfall beginning late Tuesday night that will continue into Thursday morning. There is potential for up to 3 inches of rain and winds between 30-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 in higher elevation areas.

As the leaves are beginning to cover both the ground and the storm drains, there is potential for short duration street flooding and slick roadways.

While this is not itself a significant weather event, it should serve as a reminder to all that we must be prepared. Make sure your emergency kits are ready and accessible.
UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway along Railroad Tracks on Lower East Side
Portland Police Bureau - 10/21/14
Preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased male is in his 30s and was likely killed after being struck by a passing train overnight.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death

The Union Pacific Police are also involved in the investigation.

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Central Precinct officers, Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are conducting a death investigation at Southeast 1st Avenue and Taylor Street, along the railroad tracks, where an adult male was found deceased this morning.

The cause and manner of death has not been determined.

Railroad traffic is delayed and Southeast Taylor is closed from Water to 2nd Avenues.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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TVWD awarded Sustainable Water Utility Management Award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
Tualatin Valley Water Dist. - 10/21/14
Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) was one of nine water systems awarded the Sustainable Water Utility Management Award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. The Sustainable Water Utility Management Award is being presented for the first time this year. The new award recognizes water utilities that have made a commitment to management that achieves a balance of innovative and successful efforts in areas of economic, social and environmental endeavors.

"This recognition confirms that our work to ingrain triple bottom line thinking in District policies, thoughts and actions is definitely paying off," said Chief Executive Officer Mark Knudson. "We always look for ways to provide our customers quality water and customer service in the most sustainable manner possible, whether managing our finances responsibly, purchasing recyclable products, or working with customers who need emergency assistance or leak adjustments. This award gives us validation that our efforts have not gone unnoticed."

TVWD has a long history of sustainable actions and recognition:
* Named 12th Best Green Company to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine
* Founding member of Partners for a Sustainable Washington County Community
* Member of EPA's Green Power Partnership Leadership Club since 2006
* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for Headquarters Building
* 2007 and 2004 American Public Works Association Julian Prize for Sustainability
* Eco-Logical Business Certification for Automotive/Fleet Program since 2006.
* Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award multiple times.

Roughly 20% of headquarters site power usage is generated by on-site solar panels. In addition, TVWD currently offsets 100% of its remaining energy usage with Renewable Energy Certificates and carbon offsets and has begun evaluating and developing appropriate capital projects through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure's Envision Sustainability Rating System.

AMWA is an organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water suppliers in the United States. For more information about AMWA, visit their website at www.amwa.net. For more information about TVWD's sustainability efforts, visit www.tvwd.org/sustainability.
"Speak up. Work safe." video contest opens to Oregon students
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/21/14
(Salem) - Teens have used rap music, humor, and other creative special effects to share their workplace safety and health messages in the annual "Speak up. Work safe." video contest. The contest is now open to high school students across Oregon. The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500, and students will earn a matching amount for their school.

In the past, student winners wrote and sang original music as part of their "safety musical," while other finalists relied on storytelling through quirky characters or serious themes that touched on the potential for on-the-job accidents.

The contest is designed to increase awareness about safety on the job for young people. Students must create a 90-second or less video with the overall theme of "Speak up. Work safe." Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Participants are encouraged to use creative moviemaking techniques, while sharing the message "Work shouldn't cost you your future." In addition, the video should emphasize ways for young workers to protect themselves at work. Submissions will be judged on the following:

* An original health and safety message that appeals to teen workers and safety educators
* Overall production value (video/audio quality, acting, and editing)
* "Speak up. Work safe." theme is used effectively

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 2, 2015.

The contest is organized by the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]). Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Hoffman Construction, Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the Labor Education and Research Center, the SHARP Alliance, Oregon Health Authority, the Construction Safety Summit, Northern Lights Theater, and SafeBuild Alliance sponsor the contest.

Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event in spring 2015, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube. Students are encouraged to use social media to spread the word about their contest entries with the tag #Oyesvideo.

For detailed contest information, including contest tips, rules, and entry forms, go to www.youngemployeesafety.org/contest. To see the 2014 winning videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/OregonSafetyHealth.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov.


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CORRECTION: Two Suspects Arrested in Connection with Downtown Homicide of Marc Sundin (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/21/14
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The date of the arrests was on Monday October 20th not 21st as initially and erroneously released.

The Bureau regrets the error.

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On Monday October 20, 2014, Central Precinct officers arrested 18-year-old Wesley Lawrence Curtis and 23-year-old Adam Lawrence Elder in connection with the murder of 43-year-old Marc Sundin last week.

This investigation began on Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, Marc Sundin, on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that Sundin was deceased.

Sundin died of a stab wound to the chest.

Homicide detectives, with the assistance of the Central Precinct Foot Patrol, developed leads over the past few days that led to probable cause being developed for the arrest of Curtis and Elder.

Both suspects are homeless were arrested (separately) on the sidewalks of Downtown Portland.

Curtis was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Murder. Elder was booked on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Both suspects will be arraigned today in Multnomah County Court.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at(503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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Media Advisory: Earl Blumenauer to visit PCC Sylvania civics course, 'MakerSpace'
PCC - 10/21/14
SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Ore. - Congressman Earl Blumenauer proves learning never stops when he visits Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus this week. Media are welcome to attend.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 22.

WHERE: Room 203 of the Southern Classroom Building followed by a visit to the MakerSpace, (Room 202, Heat Plant) at the Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave.
Map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#sy

WHO: Rep. Earl Blumenauer.

WHAT: Congressman Earl Blumenauer expressed interest in visiting a community college civics course, and PCC is making it happen! On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Rep. Blumenauer will visit the Sylvania Campus to sit in on "U.S. Public Policy and Democracy" taught by Nicholas Paine from about 11-11:30 a.m. in Room 203 of the Southern Classroom Building. From there he'll move on to the Sylvania MakerSpace, an interdisciplinary innovation studio for students and faculty dedicated to the art and science of making ideas real through technology: rapid prototyping machines including 3D printers and scanners, CNC machines, lasers, vinyl cutters, sheet metal tools, and a plastic injection molder. The lab was made possible in part by Intel.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Latest CCB Sweeps for Unlicensed Contractors
Construction Contractors Board - 10/21/14
Salem - Construction Contractors Board (CCB) investigators found nearly 60 potential violations of contractor law after recent enforcement sweeps of approximately 400 job sites in the Portland area and the Oregon coast.
Investigators checked job sites at random in September and early October as part of an ongoing campaign targeting unlicensed contractors.
"We are going to make it difficult for those skirting Oregon's contracting laws to do business," CCB Administrator James Denno said. "Our recent enforcement sweeps have been very effective at rooting out unlicensed contractors. This is something we will continue to pursue."
Common violations included:
* People who were building, remodeling and repairing properties without a contractor's license
* Contractors who failed to provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees
* Contractors who were working on homes built before 1978 but who were not licensed to handle lead-based paint
In recent months, the agency has conducted similar sweeps of construction sites in other parts of the states.
A typical first-offense penalty for working without a license is $1,000 with subsequent violations resulting in fines of up to $5,000. Working without a license is also a misdemeanor crime.
The CCB posts monthly reports of contractors it penalizes on its website: http://www.oregon.gov/ccb/Pages/enforcement.aspx
Contractors and consumers can report unlicensed contractors and other illegal activity or verify licenses on the CCB's website or by calling 503-378-4621.
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About the CCB
The CCB is the state agency licensing 33,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed. Learn more about how to have a successful project at www.oregon.gov/ccb.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/4809/78957/Portlandsweep.pdf
Milwaukie Police and Clackamas County Major Crimes Team investigate Suspicious Death.
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/21/14
On 10-20-14, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Milwaukie Police were dispatched to 2204 SE Bluebird Street in Milwaukie to assist medical personnel. A subject at the scene was later pronounced deceased. Milwaukie Police Detectives and the Clackamas County Major Crimes team responded and are currently investigating to determine the cause of death.

At this time SE 22ND Avenue and SE Bluebird Street are currently closed due to the investigation and are expected to be closed for hours.
10/20/14
Attempted Robbery
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/20/14
At 848PM, Vancouver Police responded to a robbery that had just occurred at the Suns Up Tanning on SE 164Th Ave. The suspect, described as a white male in his early 20's, entered the business and demanded money. No weapon was seen or implied. When the clerk refused to comply with the suspects demands, he ran from the business. A perimeter was set and a K9 track conducted. Police received a call a short time later from employees at Big Al's reporting a suspicious male that matched the suspect description. The subject was contacted by Police and determined to be the suspect. The suspect was booked into Clark County Jail on suspicion of robbery. At this time, the investigation is still ongoing.
Subject armed with sword threatens girlfriend, temporarily suspends school bus service. (Photo)
Milwaukie Police Dept. - 10/20/14
2011 booking photo
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On 10-20-14, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Milwaukie Police responded to the 3700 block of SE Monroe Street in regards to a domestic disturbance between 37-year-old Shane Anthony Gonzales and his 29-year-old girlfriend. Mr. Gonzales threatened to slit his girlfriend's throat with a kitchen knife in the presence of their six-year-old child. The victim was able to get outside the residence and asked a passerby to call police.

When police arrived the victim and her 6-year-old son were uninjured, but her car tires had been slashed and Mr. Gonzales had fled the area armed with a sword. Police established a perimeter of the area and suspended school bus service for nearby Rowe Junior High. A Code Red (Reverse 9-1-1 system.) was also issued by LOCOM, alerting nearby residents of the situation.

Mr. Gonzales was located about a block away hiding in a shed. His sword was not recovered. Mr. Gonzales was taken into custody and is currently lodged at Clackamas County Jail. Mr. Gonzales faces charges of Menacing - APA (Abuse Prevention Act) and Criminal Mischief II.


Attached Media Files: 2011 booking photo
Update on attempt homicide
Gresham Police Dept - 10/20/14
Detectives have released the name of the man critically injured in a shooting Saturday night. He is 25 year-old John Lowry Jr. of Portland. He remains in critical condition in a Portland-area hospital.

There are no further updates on this case
UPDATED-SAFE: Public's Help Sought to Locate a Missing 19-Year-Old Man (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/20/14
19-year-old Ian Biggs is safe and is no longer considered a missing person.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate 19-year-old Ian Grey Biggs.

Ian was last seen on Saturday October 11, 2014, when he was dropped off at the MAX platform in Chinatown. According to friends, Ian was going to Delta Park to meet a couple who posted an ad in Craiglist for a caregiver. Family and friends have told police that Ian has not been heard from since that time.

Ian is described as a white male, 6'2" tall, 170 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and has a septum (nose) piercing. Ian was last seen wearing khaki pants, a black hoodie with "Exit" on the front, white Adidas shoes, a light green and beige hat. Ian does not have a cell phone but was carrying a backpack with a laptop computer.

Ian does not have any known medical, drug or alcohol issues and has been staying with different friends in the Portland area.

Anyone seeing Ian should immediately call 9-1-1 so police can conduct a welfare check. Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797 or Heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov, reference case #14-85459.

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Oregon Technology Business Center Hosts Westside Pubtalk(TM)
City of Beaverton - 10/20/14
Grants for Startup will be the subject of Oregon Technology Business Center's next Westside PubTalk(TM) on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at Golden Valley Brewery (1520 NW Bethany Blvd., Beaverton). The fee for the program is $15, which includes food and one drink ticket.

Entrepreneurs from Sonivate, a recent OTBC graduate that has raised several million dollars in grants--as well as eWind Solutions, a current OTBC resident company--will discuss how to successfully apply for grants. In addition, representatives from the Small Business Administration, Business Oregon and OregonBest will be on hand to discuss their grant programs.

The event is sponsored by the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro. Please register at www.otbc.org.

The City of Beaverton helped establish the non-profit OTBC in 2004. Recently, OTBC was ranked as the best business incubator in Oregon by Portland State University Business School.

OTBC's mission is to support technology startups by offering a variety of services, including business plans, specialized coaching from business technology experts, networking events, and entrepreneurship programs. OTBC also provides startups in Beaverton with office spaces and workshops.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and was recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 near Boardman in Morrow County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/20/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's multi-vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Boardman that resulted in the death of an 80-year old male. Names of involved persons are released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Mike Turner, on October 20, 2014 at approximately 7:47 a.m., an oversized heavy equipment load was being transported in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 west of Boardman. The oversize load was escorted with support vehicles and a rolling slow down of traffic was being deployed to prevent traffic from moving past the group of vehicles.

A Ford Explorer pulling a travel trailer was among a long stretch of slow moving traffic east of the Boardman interchange near milepost 164.5 when the trailer was struck in the rear by a 2012 Ford Mustang driven by MITCHELL E. DAVIS, age 27, from Mattawa, Washington, in which the victim was a passenger. After the initial collision the Ford Mustang was disabled and stopped in the right westbound lane.

After DAVIS got out of the Mustang and helped his passenger/grandfather, MELVIN J. MITCHELL, age 80, from Richland, Washington, get out, as they were standing next to the car three commercial vehicles approached from the rear and weren't able to stop. One commercial truck passed on the right shoulder. A second commercial truck passed to the left and the third commercial truck struck the stopped Ford Mustang and elderly male, resulting in fatal injuries to MITCHELL.

After impact, the Ford Mustang spun into the second commercial truck before coming to rest in the westbound lanes.

DAVIS received minor injuries but remained at the scene to assist investigators.

The driver of the commercial truck that struck the Ford Mustang was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston with minor injuries. He is identified as RONALD COOK, age 65, from Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Ford Explorer's driver, JOE W. BROGDON, age 63, from La Grande, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office and Hermiston Work Site are continuing the investigation. Trooper John Lombardi is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene provided by Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Boardman Police Department, Morrow County District Attorney's Office, Boardman Rural Fire Protection District, Morrow County Ambulance, and ODOT.

While this investigation was being conducted, a secondary collision occurred in the westbound lanes near milepost 166. That collision was investigated by Boardman Police Department and Morrow County Sheriff's Office.

The westbound lanes were re-opened about 3:30 p.m.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Westside Christian High School hosts public Open House on November 4
Westside Christian High - 10/20/14
Tigard, Ore. -- October 20, 2014 --Westside Christian High School invites the community to attend its Open House slated for Tuesday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. The Open House will be held at the new high school campus located at 8200 SW Pfaffle Street in Tigard, at the intersection of Hwy 99 and 217. This evening gives prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the new campus and learn about the unique educational opportunity offered by Westside. You can either RSVP for this event by emailing brett.meyers@wchsonline.org or simply show up. One lucky attendee will be selected to receive 50% off their first year's tuition.

"Now, more than ever before, it's time to take a close look at your high school options," said Brett Meyers, Westside's Admissions Director. "Westside offers small class sizes, an exceptional academic program, more teaching days, an inviting and close community, and a solid all-around program. Unlike bigger schools, Westside's size is conducive to much higher student involvement in athletics, the arts, and student leadership options."

Prospective families will also have an opportunity to see Westside's new campus. Westside moved to the new school this past January.

"While our new campus is exciting, Westside has never been about bricks and mortar," said Westside Head of School, Dr. Debi Miller. "Equipping the whole student has been central to the school's approach since its founding 33 years ago. Students can take advantage of a broad selection of Honors and AP courses, and through partnerships with 4-year higher ed. institutions, they can earn up to a full year of college credit over their 4-year Westside experience. By the time they enter college, they have the academic foundation they need and a thorough understanding of a Christ-centered worldview."

Westside's mission, however, goes beyond that. "Our staff encourages students to participate in a variety of activities, trains them to be effective leaders, shows them how to cultivate meaningful relationships, and inspires them to learn and discover their passions and purpose," added Miller. "Our Open House provides a glimpse into the heart and soul of Westside. Please come see what kind of quality educational experience we provide."

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About Westside Christian High School
Westside Christian High School, located in Tigard, Oregon, was founded in 1981 with a mission to equip servant leaders in God's Kingdom for the next generation by educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God. For more information visit www.wchsonline.org or call 503.697.4711.
Water service to be restored soon; NW 23th Place at NW Westover Road to remain closed to traffic
Portland Water Bureau - 10/20/14
Portland, OR - A crew from the Portland Water Bureau anticipates having the drinking water restored to about 100 affected customers by 6:00 pm this evening, October 20. The damage to the pavement at NW 23th Place will require more time to be repaired.

At this time, there is no timetable for when NW 23rd Place at NW Westover Road will re-open to traffic. Normally, dry weather conditions are required to repair asphalt pavement.

At about 1:30 am this morning, the Portland Water Bureau responded to a main break on NW 23th Place at NW Westover Road. A 10-inch diameter cast iron pipe broke, cracking the street and flooding the roadway. The pipeline's age is more than 50 years old.

The Water Bureau crew was able to get the water turned off and quickly got repair work underway. A 20-foot section of durable ductile iron pipe replaced the broken cast iron main.

Early this morning, a number of storefront businesses were without water for a few hours, but crews were able to provide temporary service to most of them. A few businesses reportedly closed for the day.

The bureau was unable to provide temporary water to the high rise apartment building, but customers should have water restored around 6:00 pm. Affected customers are asked to let the water run for several minutes to clear any natural sediments found in area water mains.
Minor Injury Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 99E near Hayesville Drive NE in Salem Area
Oregon State Police - 10/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's pedestrian-involved collision that occurred on Highway 99E near Hayesville Drive NE just north of Salem. The pedestrian received minor injury and no citations have been issued at this time.

On October 20, 2014 at approximately 1:48 p.m., a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by MYUNG LEE, age 72, from Keizer, exited Roth's IGA parking lot into the center turn lane to proceed south on Highway 99E. As the Jeep moved into the southbound lane it collided with a pedestrian who was in the traffic lane.

The pedestrian, DANIEL NELSON, age 63, from Salem, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes were blocked about 30 minutes until NELSON was transported from the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Office, local fire/ems, and ODOT.

Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator. Any witnesses are asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030.

No photographs for this release.

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Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Launches Campaign To End Bullying On Oct. 29 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/20/14
Parents and students are encouraged to attend the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Campaign to End Bullying on October 29.
Parents and students are encouraged to attend the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Campaign to End Bullying on October 29.
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The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board (MYAB) invites the public to join Mayor Denny Doyle and Beaverton School District Superintendent Jeff Rose as they kick off the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying on Oct. 29, from 6-8:30 p.m., located at the Arts and Communications Magnet Academy (11375 SW Center Street).

"Everyone deserves to be valued and we must work with our kids to end this destructive behavior," said Mayor Denny Doyle.

The event is free and will open with a screening of the award-winning movie BULLY. Following the screening, MYAB will lead an interactive activity. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. There will also be light refreshments served.

MYAB teamed up with The U.S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a national initiative to develop solutions and programs to prevent bullying in schools. The Beaverton School District is also a partner of the campaign. The city will have access to technical support from a team of education specialists at the University of Illinois. The experts will provide advice and research on how to approach bullying.

For more information on the Campaign to End Bullying please, call 503-526-2227 or email MailboxMayorMYAB@BeavertonOregon.gov.

MYAB was established in 2000 to provide a voice for youth in the Beaverton community. The committee reports to the Mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth. MYAB's mission is to serve the common good of the community and provide a voice for youth in decisions and policies of the city. MYAB focuses on community service projects, promoting youth activism, and youth involvement. The committee is made up of 30 members from Beaverton-area high schools. For information about MYAB or to apply, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/MYAB.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Parents and students are encouraged to attend the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board Campaign to End Bullying on October 29. , The Mayor's Youth Advisory Board representatives in Washington D.C. for the National League of Cities conference in March 2014.
Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of a 2012 Homicide Suspect from Lakewood, Washington (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/20/14
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On Friday October 17, 2014, the US Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force arrested 30-year-old Michael Eugene Rowland on a murder warrant connected with a 2012 homicide in Lakewood, Washington.

An anonymous person reported seeing Rowland to Crime Stoppers after seeing the case profiled on the TV show, "Washington's Most Wanted."

Rowland was arrested in Southeast Portland without incident and was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Washington.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in featured cases, or any unsolved felonies, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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

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

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11/12-14: Race, beauty topics of free local symposium (Photo)
Lewis & Clark - 10/20/14
Mimi Thi Nguyen
Mimi Thi Nguyen
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The first fashion director at Vibe; an expert on global skin color politics; and the bloggers behind ThreadBared and Afrobella will be speakers at the upcoming Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark. The symposium will take place on November 12-14; all events are free and open to the public.

The 11th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies will explore questions of race, beauty, and desire from a range of angles--the politics of black hair, hierarchies of skin color, cosmetic surgery practices to reduce characteristics associated with racial or ethnic groups, appropriation in the name of fashion, the interplay of racism and fatphobia, and the connections among race, beauty, and disability.

"This year's symposium invites us to consider both how we look at others and how they see us," said Kim Brodkin, assistant professor and symposium coordinator. "How we wear our hair, how we adorn our bodies, how we style ourselves, what we consider to be beautiful or desirable in ourselves and others--these are not only questions of personal taste and self-expression but also issues of power and politics."

Scholars, students, community leaders, activists, and artists will speak to the theme of "How Do I Look?: Race, Beauty, and Desire." Speakers include:

* Michaela Angela Davis, an image activist recognized for her efforts to expand media narratives about beauty, image, and power. She has served as executive editor for fashion, beauty, and culture at Essence, was the first fashion director at Vibe, and currently serves as editorial brand manager for BET. (11/12, 7 p.m.)

* Dr. Yaba Blay, one of today's leading voices on global skin color politics and colorism. (11/12, 7 p.m.)

* Patrice Grell Yursik, who created the blog Afrobella to fill a void in print and online media in celebrating natural hair and women of all shades. (11/12, 7 p.m.)

* Mimi Thi Nguyen, associate professor at the University of Illinois and blogger at ThreadBared who speaks widely on queer subcultures, punk feminism, and the politics of fashion. (11/13, 7 p.m.)

Additional panels will focus on topics including racism in the Pacific Northwest and American Indian fashion designers. For a complete schedule of events and speakers, visit http://go.lclark.edu/warrensymp.

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Located in Portland, Ore., Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and international reach, enrolling approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 students in graduate professional programs. Our alumni, faculty, and students are recognized as global thinkers and leaders. Our three schools offer undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and graduate professional programs in education, counseling, and law. For more information, visit http://www.lclark.edu.


Attached Media Files: Mimi Thi Nguyen , Patrice Grell Yursik , Dr. Yaba Blay , Michaela Angela Davis
BPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/20/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Hannon (503) 378-2328

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on November 5, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes of August 18, 2014 Meeting
Approve Minutes of August 18, 2014 Meeting

2. *Bylaws of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Telecommunications Policy Committee Presented by Linsay Hale

3. *OAR 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0025, 259-008-0060 and 259-008-0078 - Proposed Rule Changes Limited Duration, Administrative Positions

4. *OAR 259-008-0005 and 259-008-0060 - Proposed Rule Changes CPR/First Aid Requirements, Leave Clarification and Housekeeping

5. Telecommunications Field Training Manual Revision & Update Presented by Eriks Gabliks

6. Staff Update

7. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting February 4, 2015 Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
BPSST Corrections Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/20/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317


DPSST CORRECTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2014
Contact: Rebecca Hannon (503) 378-2328

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes - August 12, 2014
Approve the minutes of the August 12, 2014 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

2. *Jason Terkelson (Possible Executive Session Medical Waiver

3. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Audit Unit Presented by Teresa M. King

4. *Bylaws of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training Corrections Policy Committee Presented by Linsay Hale

5. *OAR 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0025, 259-008-0060 and 259-008-0078 - Proposed Rule Changes Limited Duration, Administrative Positions

6. *Bryan Turk - DPSST# 54377
Presented by Leon Colas

7. *Matthew Tiller - DPSST# 53939
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Staff Update

9. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - February 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Ridgefield School District introduces new programs to recognize the excellence of its students, staff, and alumni (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 10/20/14
Logan Newman, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School
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Monday, October 20, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Ridgefield School District introduces two new programs to recognize the contributions and excellence of the district's students, staff, and alumni: the Student and Employee of the Month Program and the annual Ridgefield School District Hall of Fame.

At their most recent board meeting on Tuesday, October 14, the district's Board of Directors and Dr. Nathan McCann, Ridgefield School District superintendent, recognized one student from each of the district's four schools as Students of the Month and recognized one employee from the district as Employee of the Month. In addition, the Board of Directors approved a resolution approving the district's Hall of Fame program.

Each of the district's four schools will select a Student of the Month. Students of the Month are nominated by the teachers and staff members of their respective schools. Each Student of the Month receives a framed commemorative certificate as well as a "Ridgefield School District Student of the Month Lives Here!" yard sign to put in front of their home.

Employees of the Month are nominated by their colleagues. "Our staff makes amazing contributions to student learning every single day," said McCann. "Each month, we will spotlight a staff member as nominated by his or her peers for excelling at their craft."

Each month, the district will announce the Employee and Students of the Month at a board of directors meeting, on a blog located on the district's website, and through the district's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Friends, family, and community members are invited to attend the board meeting in order to congratulate the recipients.

Employee of the Month

Nam Nguyen, a math teacher at View Ridge Middle School, received the inaugural Employee of the Month Award which includes a framed Employee of the Month certificate, a commemorative coffee mug and a gift certificate to a local Ridgefield restaurant, the Historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge.

Nguyen's coworkers complimented his teaching style and tech savviness. In addition, colleagues pointed out how he goes out of his way to ensure students receive the help they need, saying "he works tirelessly for both students and his colleagues and is always striving to make things better in new ways."

Students of the Month

South Ridge Elementary School
Madison Lee - Sixth Grader

South Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Madison Lee including:
* Madison is an excellent example of a caring and responsible student.
* Madison repeatedly shows willingness to reach out to her classmates to offer help and assistance whenever and wherever needed.
* Madison's acts of kindness are sensitive and respectful - she never draws attention to herself - she simply steps in and supports her classmates however she can.
* Madison is an outstanding model for all of sixth grade.

Union Ridge Elementary School
Gabe Meadows - Sixth Grader

Union Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Gabe Meadows including:
* During school, Gabe exhibits the life skills of effort, responsibility and perseverance.
* Gabe works hard to complete all of his homework, is helpful to his teachers and peers, and always seems to do so with a wonderful attitude.
* Gabe takes great pride in his work and we are equally proud of him.

View Ridge Middle School
Logan Newman - Eighth Grader

View Ridge teachers and staff included several comments about Logan Newman including:
* Logan is a hardworking student who truly enjoys learning.
* Logan helps others and works hard to do his best.
* Logan's warm smile and positive attitude makes him a role model for all students.

Ridgefield High School
Lily Grunstead - Junior

Ridgefield High School's teachers and staff included several comments about Lily Grunstead including:
* Lily is an incredible young lady - she possesses a great work ethic; is kind an respectful to all; and is very involved in school.
* Lily conducts herself with integrity, is kind and caring, and works extremely hard for her grades - she is a gem.

The Historic Sportsman's Restaurant and Lounge, a local Ridgefield business owned and operated by Terry Hurd, sponsored the Employee of the Month and Student of the Month programs by contributing funds to pay for the awards and other supplies for the program.

Hall of Fame Program

At the October 14 board meeting, the Board of Directors passed a resolution approving the district's Hall of Fame program. The first class of inductees into the district Hall of Fame will be announced near the end of the 2014-15 school year with subsequent years of Hall of Fame inductees announced in the fall of each year. The inductees for the class of 2015-2016 will be announced in the fall of 2015.

Any individual can nominate a Ridgefield High School graduate or Ridgefield School District employee for consideration as an inductee for the Hall of Fame. In order to be considered, nominees must have graduated a minimum of 20 years prior to the induction date or have worked for the district a minimum of 20 years prior to the induction date. In addition, nominees will be evaluated based on their achievements and contributions made over their careers.

"The Hall of Fame Program provides a method for the district to honor Ridgefield High School's exemplary graduates and Ridgefield School District's exceptional employees," said McCann. "The program will also serve to promote increased awareness and pride in the alumni and employees of the Ridgefield School District and their contributions to society at the local, regional, and even national levels."

Additional guidelines as well as nomination forms will soon be on the district and high school websites at www.ridge.k12.wa.us as well as paper copies made available in the high school and district offices.

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Attached Media Files: Logan Newman, eighth grader, received Student of the Month from View Ridge Middle School , Gabe Meadows, sixth grader, received Student of the Month from Union Ridge Elementary School , Madison Lee, sixth grader, received Student of the Month from South Ridge Elementary School , Lily Grunstead, junior, received Student of the Month from Ridgefield High School , Nam Nguyen. math teacher at VRMS, received Employee of the Month
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Gresham/NE Portland
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

Thursday October 30th
* Gresham - 5:00pm - 6:30pm at the ADS Program Center, 600 NE 8th St.

Friday October 31st
* NE Portland - 12:45pm - 2:15pm at the N/NE Multicultural Center, 5325 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Molalla/Oregon City
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

Wednesday October 29th
* Molalla - 10:00am - 11:30am at the Molalla Adult Center, 315 Kennel St.
* Oregon City - 1:00pm - 2:30pm at the Pioneer Center, 615 5th St.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Hillsboro/Beaverton
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

Tuesday October 28th
* Hillsboro - 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the Hillsboro Public Services building, Cafeteria, 155 1st St.
* Beaverton - 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Beaverton Community Center, Vose Room, 12350 SW 5th St. Suite 100

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Astoria
OR Department of Human Services - 10/20/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

* Monday October 27th from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Clatsop County Clerk's Office, 857 Commercial St., Astoria.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
Centennial School District Board Meeting - October 22, 2014
Centennial Sch. Dist. - 10/20/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the board room at the district office (18135 SE Brooklyn ST, Portland, OR). At this meeting the Board will receive the annual Butler Creek Elementary School Building Report and the annual state report card report. Business items being considered include: adoption of revised policy EEACA, School Bus Driver Examination and Training; Adoption of Construction Excise Tax for Happy Valley; and Adoption of Appropriation Transfer for 2014/2015 in the total amount of $90,000.
City of Salem Program Funding Application Cycle Begins Nov. 3
City of Salem - 10/20/14
Salem, Ore. - The City of Salem Urban Development Department will soon be accepting Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Social Service applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The application cycle opens Nov. 3, 2014 and closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2014.

Applicants must attend a mandatory training scheduled on Nov. 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Urban Development Office located at 350 Commercial Street NE, Salem.

Applications will be available online beginning Nov. 3 at www.salemgrants.org or www.cityofsalem.net/federalprograms. Projects or programs applying for funding must be located, and serve persons at/or below 80% median family income, living within the city limits of Salem and Keizer. Special consideration may be given to projects or programs aligned with the following proposed 2015-2019 priority goals: Promote Economic Development, End Homelessness, Expand Affordable Housing, and Neighborhood Revitalization.

For more information, go to www.cityofsalem.net/federalprograms or contact Rena Peck at 503-540-2446 or rpeck@cityofsalem.net or Laura Walker at 503-540-2405 or lwalker@cityofsalem.net. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6178.
Public Invited to Community Conversation with Sen. Ron Wyden at Pacific University on Oct. 30
Pacific University - 10/20/14
FOREST GROVE -- The public is invited to join Senator Ron Wyden for "Inequality: the View from Washington, D.C. to Forest Grove," a community conversation at Pacific University on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.

The forum will be held in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium (2043 College Way, second floor) and admission is free.

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Wyden will speak about how issues of economic inequality are being understood and dealt with in Congress. Audience members will be able to partake in the conversation through a question and answer session.

The event is an offering of Pacific's Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation. For more information, please contact McCall Center director Jim Moore at 503-352-2288 or moorej@pacificu.edu.
BOEC media feed unavailable Oct 21
Portland/Mult Co 9-1-1 - 10/20/14
The BOEC Media / map will be unavailable on Tuesday Oct 21 from 0300 a.m. until 1100 a.m. We are doing an upgrade and this feature will be offline during those hours.
Bomb Squad Removes a Tripwire Device near Forest Park - No Injuries (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/20/14
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On Saturday October 18, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit (MEDU) responded to the report of a tripwire device on a trail from the 4000 block of Northwest Thunder Crest Drive into Forest Park. The trail is described as "Firelane 3" on area maps.

The device was an improvised firearm with a pipe loaded with a shotgun shell. The device was connected to a tripwire across the trail. The tripwire was slack and it appeared that it had been tripped and the device was inoperable.

The device was safely removed by a bomb tech and taken as evidence. Officers spoke with some area residents and learned that the device may have been there since Tuesday but was not reported to police until Saturday.

There have been no instances of other items such as this being discovered or reported and it is unclear why someone would place this device on what is believed to be a well-used trail by hikers, bikers and equestrians.

Officers checked the immediate area and did not find anything else suspicious or of note.

Although this trail is not in Forest Park, Portland Parks & Recreation has been made aware of this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or device is asked to contact the Portland Police Bureau's Gun Task Force at (503) 823-4106 or guntaskforce@portlandoregon.gov.

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Refer students now for VPS Challenge Program
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/20/14
Any parent, educator, or community member may refer students for Vancouver Public Schools' (VPS) Challenge Program for highly capable students in grades 1-5. Challenge is the district's program for meeting the unique learning needs of students who have demonstrated performance at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within the general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivities of these students. Referral forms must be returned to the Challenge office no later than Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Certificated teachers will assess referred students in grades K-4 on scheduled Saturdays in January and February for potential placement in the Challenge Program the following school year.

Qualified students in grades 1-5 attend one of the Challenge magnet schools where they participate in a rigorous curriculum designed to maximize individual potential. The magnet school becomes the home school for students and parents.

Referral forms are available in all VPS elementary school offices, or on the Challenge/Honors webpage (go to www.vansd.org, Parents & Families, Programs of Choice & Magnets, Challenge/Honors). Additional information about the Challenge Program and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) also can be found on this webpage. If you have additional questions, please call the Challenge office at 313-1360.
Increased Interagency Traffic Enforcement Effort in Oregon State University Campus Vicinity
Oregon State Police - 10/20/14
Oregon State Police, working in partnership with OSU Department of Public Safety and Corvallis Police Department, will focus enforcement efforts toward traffic-related violations in the campus vicinity on October 22 and 24.

Following complaints and past problems related to bicycle and vehicle operation endangering pedestrians, the enforcement effort will focus both dates on roadways and intersections in the vicinity of Memorial Union, Valley Library and Kerr Administration from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are urged to remember their duty to exercise due care and obey traffic control devices (i.e., stop signs, traffic signals, pedestrian crossing signals) at all times. Drive safely to save lives.

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The Walter and Myrtle Honeyman House in Portland, Oregon is among the state's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/20/14
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The Honeyman House was designed by Portland architect David C. Lewis in the Tudor Revival style and constructed on Northwest Cornell Road, west of downtown Portland, in 1911. Walter Honeyman was a member of the second generation of the Honeyman family, which was associated with Honeyman Hardware Company for three generations. He worked for the company beginning after graduation from high school, and served as its secretary from 1917 until about 1939.

The architect, David C. Lewis, who studied architecture in New York and Paris, is best known for his Foreign Exhibits building for Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition and the Oregon State building for Seattle's 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. He was admired in architectural circles for his 1907 Board of Trade Building in Portland, which was widely published. His residences were also admired however. The Honeyman residence was published in Pacific Coast Architect in 1913.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2014 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 historic properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, a list which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Water B. & Myrtle E. Honeyman House
The Hanthorn Apartments in Portland, Oregon is among state's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/20/14
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The Hanthorn Apartments was constructed in 1910 in downtown Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. The six-story apartment building represents one of a collection of 'modern' apartment and office buildings that redefined downtown Portland in the construction boom following Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. It is an attractive, brick-clad building, purpose-built for apartments, which was a new building type for Portland at that time. Apartment buildings constructed through the 1920s were designed with many amenities to increase the attractiveness of urban, apartment living to the middle class.

The Hanthorn Apartments, also known as the Lexington Apartments, was closed for building code violations in the 1980s. It was then sold and modernized as affordable housing. The property was recently upgraded again, and once again serves as affordable housing.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the building's nomination in their June 2014 meeting. It is one of nearly 600 historic properties in Portland that are individually listed in the National Register, which is a list maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Hanthorn Apartments
Community Military Appreciation Committee's Vancouver Veterans Day Ceremony featuring keynote speaking Major General Leslie Burger, US Army Ret. (Photo)
Fort Vancouver National Trust - 10/20/14
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VANCOUVER, Wash.--October 20, 2014-- The Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC), a civic nonprofit organization, will present Vancouver's Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 11 a.m., taking place at the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at 15005 NE 65th St, Vancouver, WA. CMAC has organized this event with help from its sponsor, Columbia Credit Union, for the last four years. Beginning at 9:45 a.m., the AFRC will have an open house with refreshments and veteran service activities with the celebration of service following at 11 a.m. Kids activities will be available for families with children. The focus of the event is to thank our local past and present veterans for their service and contributions to their community.
The event features keynote speaker Major General Leslie Burger, US Army Ret. Prior to retirement in 2006, Dr. Burger served in federal government for more than 39 years, with 33 years spent as a Medical Corps Officer in the Army, retiring as a Major General. His last assignment was as Commanding General, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Medical, with responsibility for Army medical facilities in 11 states.
He has served as a Commander at Letterman Army Medical; Madigan Army Medical; Darnall Army Community Hospital; and Nuernberg Army Community Hospital. He was also Asst. Surgeon General for Health Services, Operations and Logistics, Office of the Surgeon General; Deputy Director for Medical Readiness, J4, Joint Staff, and Internal Medicine Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, The Pentagon.

Other speakers at the Veterans Day Ceremony include U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, State Representatives Paul Harris and Monica Stonier, Vancouver Mayor Timothy Leavitt and Colonel John Sweeney, Commander of the 2nd Brigade 95th Division. Veterans of Foreign Wars will provide the rifle salute, taps and color posting. Dove release will be provided by Jadia Ward's Bright Eyes Dove Release. Officer Rey Reynolds will sing during the ceremony and Retired Col. Larry J. Smith, co-chair of CMAC, will emcee the event.

All CMAC events are privately funded. CMAC is an all-inclusive group composed of members representing youth, education, civic, military, veterans groups, and local governments. CMAC executes and plans community-wide events, such as the Memorial Day, Veterans Day, High School Salute, and POW/MIA Day ceremonies and recognition/support of military families of all services.


Attached Media Files: Leslie & Julie Burger
The Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon is among state's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/20/14
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The Heathman Hotel was constructed in 1926 in downtown Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon for hotelier George Heathman. The eleven-story hotel, located at the north end of the South Park Blocks, was constructed as a luxury hotel. It was joined by the New Heathman Hotel in 1927.

Designed by the prominent Portland architecture firm of Claussen and Claussen, the handsome building is clad in tapestry brick and finished in terra cotta trim. The two Heathman Hotels were among 184 new buildings, 38 of which were hotels, constructed in downtown Portland between 1915 and 1931. Four of these were "first class" hotels. Today less than half of the 184 buildings remain.

The Heathman Hotel continued to be used for that purpose through the 1980s, when it was closed for building code violations. It was then sold and modernized as affordable housing. The property was recently upgraded again, and once again serves as affordable housing.


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , The Heathman Hotel
10/19/14
Police respond to disturbance involving a gun in Estacada
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/19/14
Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a knife and gun in the 400 block of SW Hawthorne Rd in Estacada, arriving at 8:35PM. Their investigation revealed that Devon Woltring, age 22 of Estacada, stole money from a home in the 400 block of SW Hawthorne Rd. He returned later, intoxicated, and attacked the resident. The resident was armed with a 9mm handgun, and the two struggled over the weapon. A guest in the home was then assaulted by Mr. Woltring. The homeowner fired a warning shot into the floor of the home, after having been backed the entire length of the home by Mr. Woltring. Mr. Woltring was then dragged from the home by a neighbor. He was detained at the scene. He will be charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Theft in the Second Degree. He will be booked at the Clackamas County Jail on these charges.

No further information will be available this evening.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating injury crash after driver flees traffic stop
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/19/14
On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on a reported stolen vehicle, a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, near westbound 238th and Halsey St. in Wood Village, OR. The driver initially complied and pulled over to the side of the road after the MCSO deputy activated his emergency lights. As deputies got out of their patrol cars to approach the vehicle, the driver suddenly accelerated away from the shoulder heading westbound on Halsey. MCSO deputies followed the vehicle westbound on Halsey, but terminated their pursuit as speeds increased.

The driver, identified as Cody Wayne Mauser, Age 30, The Dalles, OR, attempted to make a right turn at 223rd/Fairview Ave. and crossed over into the southbound lanes of Fairview Ave. striking two vehicles. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles struck were both transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Mauser climbed out of the window of the Sebring as MCSO deputies arrived at the intersection. Mauser attempted to evade responding officers by running through a field and crawling through a drainage ditch near the accident. Additional officers arriving at the scene took him into custody as he came out on the other end of the drainage ditch.

Mauser was arrested and will be transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges including Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Hit and Felony Attempt to Elude. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the crash investigation and additional charges may be added.

Booking photo will be available on our website at www.mcso.us

The Northbound and Southbound lanes are expected to be closed for another hour while the crash investigation is completed.
Update: Names Released - Triple Fatal Crash- Highway 20 near Lost Lake in eastern Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a two vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning resulting in the death of three occupants from one of the involved vehicles. The victim's names and other information are provided in this release.

On October 18, 2014 at approximately 9:57 a.m., a 2010 Dodge Caliber was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 78 when it lost control on the wet roadway, crossed into the westbound lane, and collided with a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Suburban towing a 32 foot travel trailer.

The operator of the Dodge Caliber, TIFFANY FEFELOV, age 27, her husband FRED FEFELOV, age 34, and their daughter MILA FEFELOV, age 7 months, from Sherwood, all suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.

The operator of the Suburban, FRANCIS HART, age 78, and his wife, SALLY HART, age 77, from Salem, were uninjured in the crash.

Seatbelt usage by all occupants from both vehicles is still being determined by investigators.

OSP troopers from Albany Area Command are leading the investigation and were assisted by OSP troopers from Bend Area Command. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Black Butte Police Department, Black Butte Fire Department and ODOT.

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Man Critically Injured in Late Night Shooting
Gresham Police Dept - 10/19/14
Gresham, Ore. - The Gresham Police Department and members of the East County Major Crimes Team are investigating a late night shooting that left a 25-year-old Portland man critically injured. The victim was rushed to a local hospital and his name is currently being withheld, pending notification to his family.

Officers responded to the 7-Eleven / 76 Gas Station, 18222 SE Division St., Gresham, at 11:19 p.m. on Oct. 18 for reports that a man had been shot in the parking lot. Locating the victim between the gas pumps and the building's entrance, paramedics transported him to the hospital. The suspect is described as an African American male in his 20s who was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and is believed to be approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 160 pounds. He fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

The shooting is possibly gang related but information is limited at this time and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to call the Gresham Police tip line at 503.618.2719. Callers may remain anonymous.



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Shooting Investigation in North Portland's Arbor Lodge Neighborhood - No Known Victims (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/19/14
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On Saturday October 18, 2014, at 8:58 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of North Bryant Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Several officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the street, but did not locate any victims at the scene. Officers could not located any property damage and no gunshot victims arrived at any Portland hospitals.

The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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

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City of Gresham lifts Boil Water Notice for Gabbert Hill area
City of Gresham - 10/19/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - This morning, the City of Gresham lifted a limited Boil Water Notice, effective immediately, for Gresham Water customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir - about 130 homes near Gresham Butte on the City's south central side.

These residents can now drink tap water, and use it for consumption purposes, without boiling it first.

Yesterday, the City of Gresham issued a Boil Water Notice to the south central neighborhood served by Gabbert Hill Reservoir. The notice was issued because a pump at the site failed, causing homes to lose water pressure. A lack of pressure could allow contaminants into the system, so the City issued the Boil Water Notice strictly as a precaution.

No other Gresham Water customers were affected.

This morning, results from water quality tests confirmed an absence of bacteria, so the Boil Water Notice is no longer in effect. No actual contamination was detected during the weekend incident.

The City took every precaution to protect residents. The Boil Water Notice went out to the media, and was posted to the City's website and to social media. City staff went door-to-door yesterday in the Gabbert Hill area to deliver notices and answer questions, and opened phone lines to take public calls. In addition, City emergency operations personnel sent alerts to affected residents by phone or text, and sent an alert through Nextdoor.com, the private social media network for neighborhoods, to the Gresham Butte Neighborhood Association.

By 9 a.m. yesterday, the City had fixed the pump and restored water to the Gabbert Hill area.
For more information, see GreshamOregon.gov/boilwaternotice or call 503-618-2626.

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Red Cross Responds to Salem Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/19/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 3 adults and 1 child displaced by a single family fire in the 2800 block of Brown Rd. in Salem.

The Red Cross provided comfort kits, blankets, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
10/18/14
Armed Man Robs Tigard Elmer's Restaurant
Tigard Police - 10/18/14
Saturday, October 18, 2014

At approximately 8:00 p.m. an employee of an Elmer's Restaurant located 14055 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard reported a robbery. Within minutes Tigard Police was setting containment in the area and surrounding neighborhoods. Tigard investigators learned that a lone white male suspect entered the restaurant and demanded money from an employee. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a baseball cap. The employee also reported that the suspect displayed a handgun and carried a knife. The suspect fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the incident.

A Tigard Police K-9 track was conducted however no suspect was apprehended. Neighboring police agencies from King City and Tualatin, as well as the Washington County Sheriff's Office assisted in the containment and search for the suspect. Tigard detectives are continuing the investigation.
Injury crash Highway 140West west of Klamath Falls (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/18/14
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A Klamath Falls woman was injured on Saturday afternoon when her westbound vehicle left Highway 140West and went into the Klamath Lake.

On October 18, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a 2002 Mitsubishi SUV, operated by ASHLEY WILLBURN, age 23, from Klamath Falls, was westbound on Highway 140West near milepost 58. For unknown reasons WILLBURN'S SUV drifted onto the westbound shoulder. WILLBURN overcorrected and her SUV came back onto the road and eventually left the roadway and went into the Klamath Lake. The SUV came to rest partially submerged in the lake.

WILLBURN was transported by ground ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. WILLBURN was cited for Careless Driving. Seatbelt usage is still unconfirmed.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire District 1 and ODOT.

Photographs provided by OSP.

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Gresham Police investigating a shooting, 10-year-old girl struck by bullet through wall of an apartment
Gresham Police Dept - 10/18/14
Gresham, Ore.-On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at approximately 9:00 AM, Gresham Police were called to the intersection of SE 190th and SE Yamhill on a report of shots being fired in the area. Within a few seconds another call came in to police about a 10-year-old girl that had been inside her nearby apartment and was struck in the leg by a bullet that came through a wall. The girl was taken by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown but her injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Through the initial investigation, police learned that the suspect was a male wearing all dark clothing and was last seen running east from SE 190th and SE Yamhill. No additional information is available about the suspect at this time. Gresham Police detectives, crime scene technicians, a canine team and gang team officers were called to the scene to investigate what led up to this incident. There was damage to a few different apartments in the Rain Tree apartment complex located at 878 SE 187th ave. Police do not believe that there is any connection between the suspect and the 10-year-old girl, rather that the girl appears to have been hit by an errant bullet that come through the wall of her apartment while she was inside.

Anyone that witnessed the shooting incident that has not yet been contacted by investigators is asked to call Gresham Police.
Preliminary Information: Triple Fatal Crash- Highway 20 near Lost Lake in eastern Linn County
Oregon State Police - 10/18/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning resulting in the death of three occupants from one of the involved vehicles. The victim's names and other information will be released tomorrow after confirmation of next of kin notification.

Preliminary information indicates on October 18, 2014 at approximately 9:57 a.m., OSP and local emergency responders received a report of a critical injury two vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 78. Upon arrival the crash was confirmed as a triple fatality in which a passenger car that was eastbound lost control and traveled broadside into the path of a westbound utility vehicle pulling a travel trailer. All three occupants in the passenger car were confirmed deceased. The occupants in the utility vehicle were uninjured.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Albany area commands are investigating the crash. OSP is being assisted at the scene by ODOT and local Fire and EMS. No further information for release at this time.

No photographs available at the time of this release.

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Man barricaded inside Vancouver home (Update 2: Name)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/18/14
*** UPDATE 2 ***

The suspect, Michael D. Wright, DOB 8/6/69, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault I DV, Assault IV DV, Interfering with Reporting a Domestic Violence Crime (x2), Unlawful Imprisonment (x4).

Officers from the SW Washington Regional SWAT Team assisted Vancouver Police patrol officers in response to this incident. The desired outcome of getting the juvenile hostage, the suspect, and the animals out safely was achieved the through professionalism and patience of all the law enforcement personnel who responded.


*** UPDATE 1 ***

Minutes ago the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect, the other resident, and the dogs that were all in the garage were all uninjured.

The identity of the suspect will be released once he is booked into jail.

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Vancouver, Wash. - On October 17, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Vancouver Police were contacted in person at the precinct by a female who reported one of the male family members of her residence had threatened and assaulted family members earlier in the day and was not allowing them to leave. Patrol officers responded to a residence in the 3700 block of NE 143rd Avenue and were able to make verbal contact with the male suspect who refused to come out.

The suspect is believed to be barricaded in the garage of the residence with the last remaining resident, who the suspect is not allowing to leave. The SW Washington Regional SWAT Team is at the residence and is keeping in verbal contact with the suspect in an effort to get him to peacefully surrender.

The suspect is facing multiple charges including Domestic Violence Assault and Unlawful Imprisonment.

The suspect is not being identified at this time. Additional details will be released as they become available.



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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
City of Gresham issues limited Boil Water Notice for Gabbert Hill area
City of Gresham - 10/18/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - This morning, the City of Gresham issued a limited Boil Water Notice, effective immediately, for Gresham Water customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir - about 130 homes near Gresham Butte on the City's South Central side. These residents must boil their water until further notice.

Customers in the affected area are instructed to not drink water, or use it for consumption purposes, without boiling it first.

No other Gresham Water customers are affected.

To find out if your home is affected, go to GreshamOregon.gov/boilwaternotice.
The affected area is served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir, which provides water to approximately 130 homes. Early this morning, a pump at the site failed, causing homes to lose water pressure. Water is not known to be contaminated. But because a lack of pressure could allow contaminants into the system, City of Gresham is issuing the Boil Water Notice as a precaution.

Gresham is taking every precaution to protect customers and has already restored water to the Gabbert Hill area. Members of the City's Water Division staff are going door-to-door today to deliver notices and answer questions. Gresham Water is testing water in the affected service area, and will have definitive results by 8 .m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Boil Water Notice will be lifted once samples confirm the absence of bacteria.

Instructions for Boiling Water

Customers should:
? Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute
? Allow the water to cool before using
? Store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover
Customers should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:
? Drinking
? Preparing baby formula and food
? Brushing teeth
? Washing fruits and vegetables
? Washing dishes
? Making ice

Please share this information with people in the affected area, and direct all questions to Gresham Water at 503-618-2626. Staff members will be on hand to answer calls until 5 p.m. today.

Visit GreshamOregon.gov/boilwaternotice to view the Boil Water Notice and get more information. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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Attached Media Files: Map of Gabbert Service Area
Public's Help Needed Identifying Suspected Three Time Bank Robber; Salem, Eugene and Cottage Grove Banks Hit in Two Day Spree (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 10/18/14
Umpqua in Eugene - 10-16-14b
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10/18/14 - 10:30 am update

adding the contact information for the Cottage Grove Police tip line. It is: (541) 942-9145.

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10/17/14 - 10 pm update

A man suspected in two bank robberies on Thursday, October 16, 2014, is now suspected in a third robbery - this time in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

The Friday, October 17, 2014, robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside the Safeway store located at 1500 E. Main in Cottage Grove at about 2:45 pm.

The first robbery on Thursday took place at 10:10 am - also at a Wells Fargo Bank branch located in a Safeway store, but this one was in Salem. That store is located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE.

The second robbery on Thursday took place at the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene.

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for all three robberies. In all cases, he approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money and left.

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

White man

Age: Late 30's to mid-40's

Height: 6'0" - 6'2"

Weight: 200 pounds

Build: Medium

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Short stubble, possibly graying


In the first robbery on Thursday, the suspect was wearing a black, zip-up long sleeved shirt or jacket with two white stripes and a Michael Jordan logo over the left chest.

In the second robbery he was wearing a black sweatshirt with red print. In both of these robberies, he was wearing blue tennis shoes and black basketball shorts with a red triangle and white stripes. He was also wearing gold wire-rimmed glasses.

In the third robbery on Friday, the suspect was wearing a dark colored shirt or jacket, light colored pants, and blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information as to this person's identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (twenty four hours a day); the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601; the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222; or the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (503) 540-8079; or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.



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(Original Release - 10/16/14)


The FBI, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Eugene Police Department are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating the man believed responsible for two robberies today. The first happened inside a Wells Fargo Bank this morning. The man walked into the bank branch inside a Safeway located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, at approximately 10:10 am.

The second robbery happened at 1:48 pm when the same man is believed to have walked into the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene. In both cases, he approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money and left.

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

White man
Age: Late 30's to mid-40's
Height: 6'0" - 6'2"
Weight: 200 pounds
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Short stubble, possibly graying


In the first robbery, the suspect was wearing a black, zip-up long sleeved shirt or jacket with two white stripes and a Michael Jordan logo over the left chest. In the second robbery he was wearing a black sweatshirt with red print. In both robberies, he was wearing blue tennis shoes and black basketball shorts with a red triangle and white stripes. The suspect wears gold wire-rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information as to this person's identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (twenty four hours a day); the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601; the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222; or the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (503) 540-8079; or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.


Attached Media Files: Umpqua in Eugene - 10-16-14b , Umpqua in Eugene - 10-16-14a , Wells Fargo in Salem - 10-16-14 , Wells Fargo - Cottage Grove - 10-17-14b , Wells Fargo in Cottage Grove - 10-17-14a
Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/18/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred Friday afternoon off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Wolf Creek. The victim's name and additional details are released in this update.

According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on October 17, 2014 at approximately 1:27 p.m., OSP and local emergency responders received a report of a single vehicle crash off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 76.

Initial investigation indicates a 2004 BMW sport utility vehicle driven by ADELINA TERESA BARRERA, age 80, from Tigard, was southbound on Interstate 5 when, for an unconfirmed reason, it traveled at a high rate of speed onto the shoulder though a grassy field and into a wooded area. The vehicle went through a wire fence, struck several trees and fence posts, and narrowly missed a house before hitting a tree head-on.

BARRERA was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by a deputy medical examiner from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Rural Metro Fire.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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10/17/14
Red Cross Providing Canteening Services to Police Response
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross are curently in route to provide canteening services to the Vancouver Police. The police are in a stand-off activity in the 3700 block of NE 143rd Ave. in Vancouver. There are approximately 40 officers involved in this response.
Seeking owner of found bicycle (Photo)
City of Battle Ground - 10/17/14
Bike found in Battle Ground
Bike found in Battle Ground
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Update : Please note the corrected contact information to claim the bike.

The Battle Ground Police Department is trying to return a found bicycle to its rightful owner. Please see the attached picture and contact Gail Truax at 360-342-5200 or via email at gail.truax@cityofbg.org to claim the bicycle.


Attached Media Files: Bike found in Battle Ground
Free Car Seat Inspections October 22nd
Albany Fire Dept. - 10/17/14
A free car seat inspection will be held on October 22nd from 4-8pm at Albany Fire Station 12 located at 120 34th Ave SE. A group of volunteers will be available to help you ensure that your car seat is installed correctly.
Vancouver Police substitute PIO, Oct 20-26
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/17/14
Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police PIO Kim Kapp will unavailable October 20-26. Taking media calls during office hours October 20-24, will be Cmdr. Dave King who can be reached at (360) 487-7512.

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

All investigative updates are always sent out in the form of a media release.

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Red Cross Responds to North Portland House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/17/14
American Red Cross volunteers this afternoon responded to a disaster on the 1800 block of NE Emerson St. in Portland, OR. The single-family fire affected two adults and three pets. The Red Cross provided food, housing assistance, and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Woman pulls knife when confronted stealing cans (Photo)
Sandy Police Dept. - 10/17/14
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At about 8:45 AM Friday morning Sandy Police Officers and Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Harvest Market Thriftway in Estacada on a report of an armed robbery. An employee of the Oregon Beverage Recycling Corporation was loading recyclables into a semi-trailer when he saw a woman attempting to steal two bags of aluminum cans. When the man confronted her, the woman pulled out a pocket knife, extended the blade and told him she would "slice his throat" if he said anything else to her. The man was not injured.

Tara Jean Wisegarver, 34, a transient, was arrested at the scene and charges with 2nd degree Robbery, 3rd degree Theft, and Menacing. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail, where her bail was set at $261,000. A picture of the knife used is attached to this release.


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"Yes" Vote Encouraged by Chambers of Commerce for Clark County Charter, Proposition #1: It's Good for Business
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - 10/17/14
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) - The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce officially support Proposition #1, the proposed Home Rule Charter. The charter provides a strong return on investment, providing two additional elected positions to better represent the growing community while not increasing costs to the taxpayers. The Charter also clarifies the roles of the elected officials and the county Manager providing businesses greater consistency and predictability in doing business in the county. Most local governments already use this model in which the elected officials set policy and the county manager implements the policy. The elected officials have authority to hire/fire the county manager.

"By increasing the number of elected officials from 3 to 5, we will have stronger representation listening to concerns of local families and businesses," said GVCC Public Affairs Chairman Eric Olmsted. "The charter provides greater stability and transparency creating a positive environment for businesses and the community to grow."

The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce says the measure is a non- partisan issue strongly supported by Republicans and Democrats in the community. "It's a simple, moderate and cost effective update to our governing rules; the first update since 1889. It makes sense." Says Brent Erickson, Executive Director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber. "By expanding the council to five, it also encourages more people to become involved in our county government."

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce polled its members in mid-September. Approximately 200 of the 1,100 members responded. 60 percent said they planned to vote yes.

"Consistently we heard from our businesses that they want more information on the issue and that the majority considered it a very important issue to the growth of Clark County," said Eric Sawyer, Chair of the GVCC Board. "We think it's vitally important that we provide our businesses with the best information we've developed and encourage all businesses to take a few minutes and consider the pro's and con's before voting. Most importantly we encourage them to vote."

The GVCC's Youtube Channel features four informational videos on the proposed Clark County Charter. The GVCC created these videos in partnership with community volunteers and Star Rise Entertainment. Please encourage your friends, neighbors, peers and family to vote.

VIDEO #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRr3ibpqgHI
VIDEO #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ8az0TID-M
VIDEO #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JyTdL_67cs
VIDEO #4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj3G9hApVCM

Additional Information links on Proposition #1 the proposed Home Rule Charter:
* Final Home Rule Charter Document (PDF): http://clark.wa.gov/freeholders/documents/BOFCharter_052714.pdf
* Board of Freeholder Information (Clark County Website): http://clark.wa.gov/freeholders/index.html
* www.charteryes.com
* www.votenocharter.com


About the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC):
Founded in 1890, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing and strengthening the regional business community through member services, public affairs advocacy and community building. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of Clark County's business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver's infrastructure and quality of life. For more information, please visit www.vancouverusa.com.
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Boat Ramp Congestion Requires Etiquette, Courtesy (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 10/17/14
Boaters at the Port of Siuslaw in Florence, lining up to exit the water.
Boaters at the Port of Siuslaw in Florence, lining up to exit the water.
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Summer boating may be over but the Fall salmon runs are bringing boaters from all over the state to fish Oregon's bays and rivers, creating a great deal of congestion and some angst at many of the coastal ramps. Boat ramp traffic jams can be eased if everyone practices courtesy and knows the proper etiquette at the boat ramp. And once your boat is underway, it's important to remember the proximity rules for speed and wake to avoid agitating other boaters.

The Oregon State Marine Board wants to remind boaters to practice the following protocols for a smoother and more enjoyable experience:

Courtesy:

* Use the staging area to transfer all equipment and supplies into the boat before maneuvering down the launch ramp.
* It's best to launch and retrieve with another person, so one can stay with the boat and the other can park the vehicle and trailer.
* Never block a ramp with an unattended boat or vehicle. Move the boat away from the launch area immediately after launching. Return briefly to the boarding float to pick up the vehicle driver once they have parked the vehicle.

Launching:

* Remove all tie-down straps before backing down the ramp but leave the trailer winch line securely attached to the boat.
* Back the trailer and boat far enough into the water so the lower engine unit can be lowered and submerged while the boat is still on the trailer. Set the parking brake on the towing vehicle as a safety precaution. Have someone lower the engine or outdrive, run the blower, and start the engine. If you have engine trouble, you can easily retrieve the boat and trailer out of the water.
* Once the engine is warmed up, back the trailer further into the water until the boat floats. Undo the winch line, put the boat's engine into reverse, and slowly back off the trailer. Use the bow line to maneuver the boat down the boarding float so another boat can launch.

Retrieving:

* Back the trailer into the water so that two-thirds of the rollers or bunks are submerged in the water. Set the parking brake of the towing vehicle or put it in park.
* Move the boat onto the trailer far enough to attach the winch line to the bow eye of the boat and crank the winch. It is NOT recommended to load the boat using engine power because this damages the toe of the boat ramp by creating a hole that car tires and trailers can get stuck in, and it's expensive to repair.
* Shut off the engine, raise the engine or outdrive, and off you go.

"It's a common occurrence to finally be underway after experiencing stress at the boat ramp, only to find more congestion where you want to be crabbing or fishing," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "It's important to remember the basic proximity rule, which is to operate at a slow -no wake speed within 200 feet of a boat ramp, marina or moorage, a floating home moorage, or people working at water level. This rule also applies to courtesy with other boats or structures. In a congested area, slow down to avoid making a wake. Once the water opens up, then it's alright to increase speed to get to your destination," Massey adds.

This information is covered in the Boat Oregon -A Course on Responsible Boating, which is a state approved classroom course offered by volunteer Instructors with the Marine Board. Currently there are over 300,000 Oregon boaters who have their mandatory boater education card, which must be carried when operating a boat over 10 horsepower. The card is proof that the operator has taken an approved boating safety course.

With so many great reasons to hit the water this fall, it's important for boaters to practice what they've learned with launching, retrieving and obeying the proximity rules, so everyone can enjoy Oregon's waterways.

For more details about launching and retrieving with an instructional video, visit www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/RampRules.aspx.

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Attached Media Files: Release Audio , Boaters at the Port of Siuslaw in Florence, lining up to exit the water.
Deputies Capture Two Men in Stolen Vehicle (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
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October 17, 2014 - A Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a stolen vehicle that refused to yield to him. The vehicle eventually crashed into the ditch and both men were arrested.

On October 17, 2014, at 3:02 a.m., a Washington County Deputy Sheriff saw a 2013 Honda Civic with the license plate obscured. The deputy attempted to stop the Honda at NW Cornell Road and NW Trail Avenue in the community of Oak Hills. The Honda abruptly increased speed and headed westbound on Highway 26. The deputy was using his lights and siren to stop the Honda. The driver of the Honda refused to stop and was actively attempting to avoid law enforcement.

The deputy learned through dispatch that the Honda was reported stolen out of SE Portland on October 15, 2014. Additional deputies assisted in the apprehension of the fleeing Honda. The driver of the Honda lost control of the vehicle at mile post 44, west of Stafford Road on Highway 26, and drove into the ditch. The vehicle was sideways in the road with the front tires in the ditch. The driver continued to race the engine as he attempted to try to flee the deputies.

Deputies were able to take the driver, indentified as Thuy Nguyen, 39, from Portland, and the passenger, Josiah Kezelee Pierce, 22, from Portland, into custody without further incident. There were no injuries or damage to other vehicles during the incident.

Deputies found Heroin and Methamphetamine in the vehicle. Mr. Kezelee Pierce is on probation out of Washington County for a prior robbery conviction.

Josiah Kezelee Pierce was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Heroin and Methamphetamine and a Probation Violation. He is held on $20,000 bail.

Thuy Nguyen was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Heroin, Attempt to Elude Police Officer and Second Degree Criminal Mischief. He is held on $20,000 bail.


Attached Media Files: ARRESTED , ARRESTED , CRASHED
Reminder for Tomorrow: Free Resource Fair for Homeless Vets at East County Stand Down
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/17/14
WHO: Struggling veterans, The Salvation Army and other local service organizations

WHAT: "Veterans Stand Down" - Veterans benefit counselors and local resources will be available to meet and talk with homeless veterans about benefits available to assist them. Health screenings as well as on-site haircuts will also be available. Pick-ups are being provided to veterans needing transportation.

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, October 18th, 2014; 10am - 3pm

WHERE: The Chapel, 27132 SE Stark St., Troutdale, OR

WHY: Veterans have proudly served to protect the rights and freedoms that Americans enjoy every day. Their sacrifice has oftentimes led to hardships following their service, resulting in joblessness or mental, physical, and/or emotional trauma. There are services for these veterans, and more often than not, veterans are not aware of all of the resources available to them. Stand Downs are designed to provide these resources all in a central location for these honorable veterans to access at once. The Salvation Army has a long history of service to veterans, and through participating in this "Stand Down," The Salvation Army is able to continue providing these essential services to our nation's heroes.

CONTACT: Kim Pettina with The Salvation Army, 503-794-3275

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(Troutdale, OR) October 3, 2014 - On Saturday, October 18, 2014, community partners will come together to host an East County "Veterans' Stand Down" event from 10am - 3pm at The Chapel, located at 27132 SE Stark St. in Troutdale, OR. There are an estimated 107,000 homeless veterans in our country. "Stand Down" events work to reduce the amount of homeless veterans and improve the lives of veterans who need assistance by giving them comprehensive access to services within a single location and connecting them with community resources needed to begin addressing requirements for rebuilding and improving their lives.

In the military "Stand Down," afforded battle weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. This upcoming "Stand Down" event will afford the same opportunity to veterans. Veterans benefit counselors and local resources will be available to meet and talk with veterans about benefits available to assist them. Health screenings along with on-site haircuts will also be available. In addition, donations made by citizens, businesses and other agencies will be distributed during the event to help improve local veterans' daily living.

Integral to the success of the event are the organizations and supporters who make this possible; these include The Chapel, The Salvation Army, Work Source Oregon, Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel, West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham Ford, Reser's Corporation, American Legion, Ride Connection, Criswell Real Estate, Remax Equity Group, Gresham Rotary, Burns Feed Store, Multnomah County Animal Control, KPAM Radio, VFW Post #180, Starbucks (Troutdale), Safeway, Alamo Troutdale, LLC, Troutdale Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff's Department, Joint Transition Assistance Project, Lions, Multnomah County Veterans Services, Clark County Veterans Services, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, and Cash n Carry.

Ride Connection will be facilitating several pick-ups throughout the day for veterans in need of rides to the "Stand Down." The first pick-up at the Gresham Transit Center will be at 9:30 am, and the first pick-up on the mountain at 73265 E Hwy 26 will be at 9:00 am. For pick-up times and locations, please call 503-794-3275.

The Salvation Army has a long history of service to veterans, and through their participation in the "Stand Down," The Salvation Army is able to continue providing these essential services to our nation's heroes. Such services to veterans in the Portland Metro area include a Veterans and Family Shelter, as well as a Home Front War Relief Program, which offers emergency financial assistance to dependents of deployed military personnel or returning veterans who have suffered a hardship as a result of deployment.

For more information regarding this event and/or media questions, please contact Kim Pettina at 503-794-3275.


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

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Driver's Card supporters respond to misleading attacks
Ore. Association of Nurseries - 10/17/14
The Oregon Association of Nurseries responded today to misleading attack mailers, circulated against certain legislative candidates, that distort the true intent and impact of Measure 88, the Oregon Driver's Card bill.

"The attack ads late in the Measure 88 campaign are shameful and harm the political process," OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone said. "Yes, there are strong feelings around the driver card measure. This is an important public safety issue with tremendous economic impacts.

"The GOP members who put out this reprehensible rubbish to the public cannot claim to be pro-business. You simply cannot say you support Oregon's economy and local businesses while simultaneously disemboweling the very traded sectors our state depends on. Oregonians will certainly see through this shameful attack ad."

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The Oregon Association of Nurseries, based in Wilsonville, represents more than 800 wholesale growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers. Oregon's ornamental horticulture industry is among the state's largest agricultural commodities, with annual sales of $740 million. Oregon's nursery industry is a traded sector; nearly 75 percent of the nursery plants grown in Oregon are shipped out of state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call 503- 682-5089.


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Pizza Hut Delivering Pizza and Gifts to Boys & Girls Club to Thank Officers who Delivered Pizza (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/17/14
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Today, Friday October 17, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., Pizza Hut will be delivering pizza and gift bags to kids at the Wattles Boys & Girls Club, located at 9330 Southeast Harold Street.

Pizza Hut wanted to do something to thank two Portland Police officers for helping a pizza delivery driver involved in a traffic crash and for finishing the delivery route by delivering a pizza to a customer. The customer took a photo of the two officers making the delivery, which went viral on social media.

East Precinct officers Royce Curtiss and Michael Filbert, along with other East Precinct officers, will take advantage of Pizza Hut's generosity and serve pizza to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club. Representatives from Pizza Hut will be at the Boys & Girls Club as well as the members of the Police Bureau.

Media is invited to attend this afternoon's event.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland, visit http://www.bgcportland.org

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Police Seek Public's Help to Locate a Wanted Fugitive (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/17/14
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating a woman wanted on an outstanding probation violation.

47-year-old Tary Anne Abdullah Rahmaan, aka Tryanne McIntosh, is described as an African American female, 5'4" tall, and 190 pounds. She may be associated with a white Ford Taurus.

Rahmaan is known to be an active identity thief and may go by various names.

Anyone seeing Rahmaan is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Officer Anthony Zoeller at (503) 823-0743.

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Beaverton Seeks Public Review of Draft Creekside District Master Plan
City of Beaverton - 10/17/14
The City of Beaverton has unveiled its draft of the Creekside District Master Plan. The public can learn more about the plan by attending the Tuesday, Oct. 21 City Council meeting or by going online at www.BeavertonOregon.gov. The public review and comment period will extend through Nov.18, when City Council will have its public hearing for the plan.

"We're excited for the community to review the plan," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "We're bringing the Beaverton Community Vision to life in the heart of our downtown. This new Creekside District will be the next great place for businesses and families to live, work and interact with nature."

The plan is the result of nearly three years of in-depth outreach, analysis and planning effort. It lays out how to improve infrastructure, creek and watershed health, and stimulate the redevelopment in this key, 50-acre downtown neighborhood.

The Creekside District is bounded by Canyon Road, Hall Boulevard and Cedar Hills Boulevard. At its core is The Round and city-owned Westgate property--two catalytic development opportunities where the city hopes to jump-start redevelopment.

The plan includes a vision for the Creekside District, a set of overarching goals and objectives, and recommended solutions to spur revitalization. It was funded, in part, by a $1 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Challenge grant.

For more information please contact, Laura Kelly, planning manager, at 503-526-2548 or lkelly@BeavertonOregon.gov. For more information on the Creekside District Master Plan, please visit www.BeavertonCreekside.com.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: The Creekside District core area will have a mix of residential, office, and entertainment spaces as well as a district-serving parking garage. More details can be found in the Creekside District Master Plan.
Longview Man Injured by Laser Shining Suspect
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
Longview, WA - On Thursday, October 16, at approximately 9:55 p.m., 43 year old Steven Toney and his wife were at home in the 4600 Block of Ohio St. watching television. Mr. Toney noticed a laser light shining on his wife's face. The light was coming from outside of their home.

Mr. Toney went outside and confronted a male and a female who had been standing on the Toney's porch, but fled to the street when Mr. Toney exited the house. Mr. Toney and the male suspect exchanged words. While the male suspect continued to shine the laser light in Mr. Toney's eyes, a scuffle broke out between Mr. Toney and the male. During the fight, the male suspect struck Mr. Toney in the face with an object, believed to be a knife, cutting Mr. Toney's face and through his eyelid. The female did not participate in the assault.

After the suspect and the female fled, Mr. Toney and his wife drove to St. John Hospital. Deputies were called to the emergency room to investigate the incident. Mr. Toney was then transported to OHSU for a laceration to left eyelid but otherwise, non-life threatening injuries, but has since been released.

The suspect is described as a White Male, 20's, 5'11 150 pounds, Dark Brown or Black hair, scruffy facial hair, last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt with white lettering accompanied with blue jeans. He would likely have marks around neck region.

The female, who was not part of the assault, is described as a White Female, 20's, with blonde hair with darker roots, 5'4, average build, wearing black rimmed glasses.

Security footage from the area and witness contacts are underway. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Riley McNeal or Detective Cory Robinson the Sheriff's Office at (360)577-3092, or Crime Stoppers at 360-577-1206.
Vancouver PAL participates in Rip City Relay (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/17/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - The Vancouver Police Activities League (PAL) is getting ready for the Portland Trail Blazers Rip City Relay in Vancouver on Tuesday, October 28.

The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with an assembly for 3rd-5th graders at Orchards Elementary School (11405 NE 69th St.) featuring representatives and alumni from the Portland Trail Blazers.

Portland Trail Blazer alumni Jerome Kersey will be hosting a PAL Youth Basketball Clinic for pre-selected 3rd-5th graders at Roosevelt Elementary School (2921 Falk Rd.) from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The Rip City Relay Vancouver wraps up with the Rip City Fair at Bi-Mart (2601 Falk Road) from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. This event includes Trail Blazer broadcasters, alumni player ambassadors, Blazer dancers, and the team mascot Blaze the Trail Cat. The Rip City Fair will include games, food, music, prizes and a whole lot of basketball fun!

Members of the media are always invited to attend any Vancouver PAL event (during the Rip City Relay, only the Rip City Fair is open to the general public, the school assembly and basketball clinic are not open to the general public but media are welcome to attend all activities).

For more information on Vancouver PAL please visit www.vancouverpal.org.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.


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Clark County Sheriff's Office to receive recognition (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
CALEA Award
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Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas will be presented with a law enforcement accreditation recognition from a representative of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) at the Board of County Commissioners Meeting 10AM, Tuesday, October 21st, 2014; 6th floor Hearing Room, Public Service Complex. West coast CALEA manager, Mark Mosier will make the presentation to Sheriff Lucas recognizing the ninth consecutive accreditation and 28 years of CALEA certification.
CALEA accreditation requires law enforcement agency compliance with 482 industry standards. Every three years an assessment team examines all aspects of an agency policy and procedures, management, hiring practices, operations and support services to verify compliance. The Clark County Sheriff's Office has been continuously CALEA accredited since 1986.
Since its inception, CALEA has accredited over 1000 agencies under standards developed by many of the best public safety practitioners and leaders of our time. Gaining internationally accredited status is a distinction held by very few, as there are over 18,000 law enforcement agencies just in the United States alone.

The goals of CALEA are to:
? Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities;
? Formalize essential management procedures;
? Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices;
? Improve service delivery;
? Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and
? Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


Attached Media Files: CALEA Award
Update #3: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Demaray Road at Hubbard Lane southwest of Grants Pass (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/17/14
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Update: The name previously mentioned as the driver of the other vehicle (Matthew Hill) was not correct. The name of the Nissan's driver was confirmed by Sergeant Lee as GEORGE GRIFFIN, age 49, from Grants Pass. Oregon State Police apologizes for the error.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's fatal traffic crash involving a motorcycle and sport utility vehicle that occurred southwest of Grants Pass.

According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on October 16, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 2000 Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle driven by GEORGE GRIFFIN, age 49, from Grants Pass, was northbound on Demaray Drive turning left onto Hubbard Lane. According to witnesses, a 2008 Honda motorcycle operated by GRANT EVAN VERITY, age 35, from Grants Pass, was passing vehicles northbound at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the left rear of the turning Nissan.

VERITY was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

GRIFFIN was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Josh Quick is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Rural Metro Fire, Grants Pass Fire/Rescue Division, and AMR Ambulance.

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Bowser's Boo Bash: Record Attendance Expected for Willamette Humane Society's Famous Costume Party, Dinner, and Auction to benefit the Animals (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 10/17/14
Count Dogula with Bowser's Boo Bash Attendees
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* What: Bowser's Boo Bash, a costume party, dinner, and auction for Willamette Humane Society
* When: Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.
* Where: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St SE, Salem.
* Cost: $60 before October 18, and $70 thereafter. Reporters and Photographers Welcome!
* How: Purchase your tickets at whs4pets.org, or contact Willamette Humane Society.
o 503-585-5900 ext 324
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o 4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem

Bowser's Boo Bash is Willamette Humane Society's annual costume party, dinner and auction benefiting the animals, presented by Capitol Subaru for the 8th year. Guests don their favorite costumes and enjoy...

* A gourmet meal
* Hosted wine from 7th year sponsor, Van Duzer Vineyards
* Hosted beer from Oakshire and Hop Valley
* Live music by the Orville Ivie Duo
* A professional sitting with Terri Jacobson Photography at the venue
* The opportunity to bid on hundreds of pet themed items, vacation getaways, and one-of-a-kind experiences during both a silent and live auction.

In costume at Bowser's Boo Bash, you'll find community movers and shakers, dog-walkers, volunteer foster parents, recent adopters, business sponsors, new donors, and even early supporters of Willamette Humane Society. Bowser's Boo Bash brings our community together to party for the pets.

With a record-breaking 500 guests anticipated on October 25th, the event continues to grow in revelry, stature, and most importantly in proceeds raised for the animals at the shelter. Meredith Kuhl, the event organizer at WHS, expects Bowser's to raise nearly $130k to support animal care programs. Kuhl said, "We're excited to welcome our supporters to the 2014 Boo Bash. We're honored by the support our community is showing. Attendees can expect an incredible party with an unprecedented lineup of auction items!"

Auction items include vacations to British Columbia, Mexico, and San Francisco. There is an ale trail ski trip in Sunriver, and a beach trip to Pacific City with a professional photography package. Unique items include Lasik eye surgery, a Portland Pin-ups photography package, and many more pet themed gifts, local products, and services!


Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 800+ volunteers who serve over 6,000 dogs and cats each year.


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Linn County Deputies Investigate Critical Injury Crash (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/17/14
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Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a critical injury motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. on October 16, 2014. The crash occurred on Lacomb Drive at the intersection of Bond Road in Lebanon.

The operator of a green 2006 Honda motorcycle, identified as Carl Ray Goodwin, 51-years old of Albany, was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained critical injuries to his head and body. The second involved vehicle, a silver 2004 Dodge 1500 pickup, was driven by Farrell Theodore Pendley, 70-years old of Scio. His wife, Inge Theresia Pendley, 72-years old of Scio, was the only passenger.

The investigation revealed Mr. Pendley was traveling north on Bond Road and had stopped at the stop sign intersecting Lacomb Drive. Mr. Pendley did not see any oncoming traffic and proceeded through the intersection, north on Bond Road. Mr. Pendley's vehicle was struck on the driver's side front wheel by Mr. Goodwin's motorcycle. Mr. Goodwin was thrown approximately 25 feet onto the roadway. Mr. Goodwin was wearing his helmet. A Reach air ambulance was activated and Mr. Goodwin was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. Mr. Goodwin was later transported to a Portland area hospital in critical condition. Mr. Pendley and Mrs. Pendley were not injured and both were found to be wearing seatbelts.

Witnesses on scene indicated Mr. Goodwin's speed could be a contributing factor to the crash. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The investigation is continuing.


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Upcoming Lecture Highlights Music in the Pacific Northwest
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 10/17/14
What: New Perspectives on Music of the Pacific Northwest

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: The Tex Rankin Theater at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661

Cost: Free

Ever wonder what people were listening to at Fort Vancouver in the 19th century? Through this enlightening and informative talk, Ethnomusicologist Jo Galván reveals the diverse history of music in the Pacific Northwest. This talk will examine influences as varied as the people who lived here during the mid-19th century. Musical influences in the Northwest came from the music of local tribes, as well as Mexican, French-Canadian, and Scottish music. Joe will speak about these nuances and play recordings that he has collected for the occasion.

"Joe gave a similar talk at the McLoughlin House in Oregon City last summer and it was excellent," said Museum Specialist Heidi Pierson. "I really wanted to have him do an expanded version up here in Vancouver."

Music is, and has been, an everyday element in most people's lives. In the pre-electrical era, people of many cultures sang in groups to help pass the time, share cultural messages, or give a cadence to everyday tasks.

"Music is an element of culture that anthropologists do not often have an opportunity to engage with when studying past cultures. This should be a fascinating program," said Bob Cromwell, Archaeologist and Manager of Pearson Air Museum.

BACKGROUND
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special events and activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.
MESD Board Regular Session Meeting 10-21-14
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 immediately following the Executive Session which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Board Room.
Acting Public Information Officer for Saturday, October 18, & Sunday, October 19
Oregon State Police - 10/17/14
STARTING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, Lieutenant Steve Mitchell will be acting Public Information Officer for Oregon State Police. During this period, Lieutenant Mitchell may be contacted via email at steve.j.mitchell@state.or.us.

Lieutenant Hastings will resume PIO duty for OSP on Monday, October 20.

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Open Houses Set for Willamette Water Supply Program's Possible Pipeline Routes
City of Wilsonville - 10/17/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The City of Wilsonville, Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and Hillsboro Water invite the public to attend an open house to learn more about the Willamette Water Supply Program and provide feedback on possible pipeline routes through Wilsonville. The first open house will take place at Wilsonville City Hall on Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 29799 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville.

The first 20 open house attendees will receive a free 3-gallon container that holds enough water to sustain one person (or pet) for three days in an emergency.

TVWD and Hillsboro are partnering to develop the mid-Willamette River at Wilsonville as an additional source of drinking water for their customers. The Willamette River Water Treatment Plant is jointly owned by the City of Wilsonville and TVWD. The City of Sherwood also purchases water from the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant.

Currently in the initial planning stages, the new water system will include an expanded Willamette River Water Treatment Plant, additional water storage tanks and more than 30 miles of pipelines installed from Wilsonville to Beaverton and Hillsboro. The pipelines will be placed in existing public rights-of-way in most locations. The cost to install a new water pipeline through Wilsonville to serve TVWD, Hillsboro and potentially other partners, will be paid by ratepayers in those service areas, not by the City of Wilsonville or Wilsonville ratepayers.

Although construction for most of the pipeline will not begin for several years, this and other open houses provide an opportunity for people to provide feedback on the possible routes and learn more about the Willamette Water Supply Program. "We want to hear from people about what's important for us to consider when planning the pipeline route," explains program director Todd Heidgerken.

TVWD and Hillsboro are planning additional open houses for the project that include:

* Beaverton, Thursday, October 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth Street
* Aloha, Wednesday, November 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Mountain View Middle School Cafeteria, 17500 SW Farmington Rd.
* Sherwood/ Tigard/ Tualatin, Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Al's Garden Center, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd.,
* Washington County, Tuesday, November 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tualatin Valley Water District Office, 1850 SW 170th Ave., Beaverton
* Hillsboro, Thursday, November 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy.

For those who can't attend an in-person open house, an online virtual open house is also available through November 28. To participate in the virtual open house, visit www.OurReliableWater.org.

The open houses are just one of the ways the Willamette Water Supply Program is seeking to understand community concerns and opportunities. Earlier this year, staff from the Willamette Water Supply Program held a number of focus groups for community members of Beaverton and Wilsonville to get insights into people's views of the pipeline routes. Focus group participants said traffic congestion due to construction was a worry to them and they preferred pipeline routes they perceived to be least disruptive to their daily commutes. Many participants said the pipeline should be of high quality and durability to reduce disruptions in the long run. Focus group attendees also reported they saw a benefit in improving roads and updating sewer/stormwater infrastructure at the same time the pipeline is being constructed. Community feedback from the open houses and focus groups will be used to help select a preferred pipeline route in early 2015.

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Death Investigation - Cape Foulweather in Lincoln County
Oregon State Police - 10/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing the investigation into the death of a 24-year old Newberg man found deceased Wednesday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near Cape Foulweather's Look-Out Observatory and Gift Shop in Lincoln County.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 7:00 a.m., OSP and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) were asked by Newberg/Dundee Police Department to be on the lookout for a suicidal man who may have traveled to the Cape Foulweather area. At 7:45 a.m., a LCSO deputy found the man's vehicle at a parking lot and then found MICHAEL A. LYMAN, age 24, from Newberg, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

OSP responded to the scene to conduct the death investigation with the assistance of the Lincoln County Medical Examiner. Other assistance at the scene provided by Depoe Bay Fire District and Oregon State Parks & Recreation personnel.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

Lincoln County Mental Health & Human Services has crisis help line available 24 hours a day by calling 1-888-232-7192. More information about mental health services in Lincoln County is available on their website at http://www.lincolncountyhealth.com/MH/MHWEBpage1.htm

Yamhill County Adult Mental Health has a crisis help line available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (503) 434-7523. After hours, mental health crisis help is available by calling 800-560-5535. More information about mental services in Yamhill County is available on their website at http://hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/

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

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MESD Finance Committee Meeting 10-21-14
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will meet with the audit team and review the 2013-2014 audit report.
MESD Board Executive Session 10-21-2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Board of Directors will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Board Room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. This Executive Session is called under: ORS 192.660(2)(d): To conduct deliberations with person designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations; ORS 192.660(2)(e): To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions; ORS 192.660(2)(h): To consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. Directly following the Executive Session, the Board will meet in Regular Session.
MESD Board Legislative Committee Meeting
Multnomah ESD - 10/17/14
The Board Legislative Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the glass conference room at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220. The Committee will hold continuing discussions on the 2014/2015 Legislative Session, the integrated school health care delivery system model, and other legislative issues to address in the next session.
AARP Ready for Retirement Events: Today in Salem, Saturday in Albany
AARP Oregon - 10/17/14
Are you ready for retirement? Can you use a few tips to help you save? Today in Salem, nearly 100 people are eager to learn the steps to a healthy and happy retirement and next stage of life. Whether you are 30 or 60, it is never too early to start socking away money for your golden years.

Some people make more plans for vacation than they do for a successful retirement! Now you can take charge of your financial future with AARP's free workshop. Learn more about:
* Social Security and Medicare
* Retirement Finances
* Retirement challenges and solutions being worked on here in Oregon

You'll come away with tips, tools and information to help you make the best choices for yourself and your family. Every participant will receive the "AARP Retirement Survival Guide" book.

Friday, October 17, Salem
1:00-4:30 p.m. Workshop
Where: Chemeketa Event Services (Merlot)
215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW Salem, Oregon 97304

Saturday, October 18, Albany
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop
Where: Beanery
Corporate offices meeting room
1852 Fescue St SE
Albany, OR 97322
Media Advisory: College celebrates new Southeast Campus on Saturday
PCC - 10/17/14
SOUTHEAST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is celebrating the transformation of the Southeast Campus into a full-service comprehensive campus with a grand opening.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 18. Speeches start at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Outdoor quad, Southeast Campus, 2305 S.E. 82nd and Division.

WHAT: There will be food carts, live music, taiko drumming, zumba performances, martial arts, Chinelos and Lion dancers. A campus dance party with Melao de Cuba will follow. This transition is part of the college's 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program with $49 million going to the construction and improvements that have more than doubled the size of the Southeast Campus to 18 acres.

Complete Details: http://news.pcc.edu/2014/10/new-southeast-campus/


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
Gresham Police Department to sponsor landlord training
Gresham Police Dept - 10/17/14
Gresham, Ore.- The Gresham Police Department's Neighborhood Enforcement Team is inviting landlords of rental properties to attend a free day of informational training on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. This training is aimed at helping owners and landlords identify and deter illegal activity that is occurring on their properties.

The training will be held in the city council chambers of the school district building located at 1333 NW Eastman Parkway in Gresham. The day will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and will run until 5:00 PM with a working lunch that will be provided by the City of Gresham. During this working lunch we will have a question and answer session with the Gresham Police Department, the Gresham Fire Department, the City of Gresham Code Enforcement officers, the City of Gresham's Rental Housing staff members and employees of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. Parking will be available in the main City Hall parking lot and in the fenced parking lot on the west side of the Police Department.

Please note that seating is limited so please register as soon as possible. Email Gresham Police Department Neighborhood Enforcement Team Officer Jim Leake at james.leake@greshamoregon.gov to register and please include the following information: number of people attending and their names (to appear on certificates), email address, phone number, rental company name, property address, number of units responsible for and if there are
any dietary restrictions.

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Portland VA Medical Center to notify Veterans affected by inadvertent release of protected health information
Portland VA Medical Center - 10/17/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is offering free credit monitoring to 1,740 Veterans whose protected health information (PHI) was discovered by the spouse of an employee. The list included: Veteran's name, social security number, means test status, eligibility codes, date of last appointment and name of primary care provider and was returned to the VA Medical Center by the spouse. The VA Medical Center has completed a thorough review of the incident and has determined this was an isolated event, with the employee having no intention for the information to be left unsecure.

"VA places the highest priority on safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans," said Healthcare System Director, Joanne Krumberger. "When an incident such as this is discovered, we will immediately take prompt remedial action such as notification to the Veteran - even if the risk to Veterans is very slight."

The only Veterans included on this list were patients being seen by one of two primary care providers at the Vancouver Campus of the Portland VA Medical Center as of November 2013.

Every Veteran whose name was on the list will receive a letter of notification and, where appropriate, an offer of credit monitoring for one year at no charge.

Veterans with questions about this incident may write to:

Portland VA Medical Center
ATTN: Privacy Officer
P.O. Box 1034
Portland OR, 97207
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Annual AARP Volunteer Award Goes to North Bend Resident: Award Ceremony 10/24 (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 10/17/14
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AARP Oregon is pleased to announce that - Jane Baumgarten of North Bend - has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Oregon's Andrus Award for Community Service.

The Andrus Award will be formally presented to Jane by Betty Coe-DeBrokert, a member of the AARP Oregon Executive Committee, at a local ceremony at noon on October 24th in the Coos Bay Firehouse, 450 Elrod Avenue, Coos Bay. We invite you to join AARP and community partners as we celebrate Jane's contributions to Oregon's older adult population.

The Andrus Award is AARP's most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Named for AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award honors an outstanding Oregon volunteer age 50 or older who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

Jane has worked many decades with a variety of organization to enhance quality of life for all. She is a role model for leading a life of purpose and community service. During her decades-long volunteer career with AARP, Jane has held many different roles. From serving on the AARP national Board of Directors, chairing AARP's national Health and Long-Term Care Advisory Committee, leading the Oregon State Legislative Committee, and educating the community about the policies that impact them, Jane has put her interest and passion for health and long-term care policy into action in real and impactful ways.

In addition to her work with AARP, Jane has been an active volunteer serving at the state and local levels with many organizations, including the Governor's Commission for Senior Services, Coos County Area Agency on Aging, the Pacific Child Center board of directors, and an active member of League of Women Voters. As a former educator, Jane has also been active with the Oregon Education Association serving on the State Legislative Committee and president of the North Bend Education Association.

I hope you can join us as we honor Jane on October 24th at 12:00 p.m.


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10/16/14
Red Cross Responds to Salem Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/16/14
Disaster volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 2 adults and 2 children displaced by a single family fire in the1200 block of Roybonne Ave. in Salem. The Red Cross provided lodging, food, and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Salem Police Announces Newest Deputy Chief (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 10/16/14
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Second attempt to send photo


On Wednesday, October 15, Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore announced the promotion of Lt. Skip Miller to the position of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Miller is a 17-year veteran of the department, having started his law enforcement career in 1997. Previous to that Miller had a career in the United States Army as a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division.

During his tenure with the department, Miller has been a member of the SWAT and Mobile Response Teams. He was awarded Officer of the Year in 2002 and was instrumental in establishing the Salem Police Department Honor Guard. He is a graduate of Western Oregon University, the FBI National Academy and a recipient of the US Army Bronze Star for combat in Operation Desert Storm. His interest in the police field was piqued during his time at WOU. Through the university, Miller received an internship with the Salem Police Department which solidified his career path. "after being here as an intern, I knew this is where I wanted to work," shared the new Deputy Chief.

Said Chief Moore of the promotion, "Deputy Chief Miller has prepared himself well for the promotion to his new position. He has been involved in a wide variety of assignments within the department, has developed relationships with a variety of community and intergovernmental partners and clearly understands the importance of his new assignment and role." He added, "I am confident he will be a strong member of our command staff."

The announcement came with Chief Moore re-swearing Miller into his new position. Effective November 3, Deputy Chief Miller will command the Investigations Division of the department. Photos from the ceremony were posted on the department's Facebook and Twitter accounts, www.facebook.com/SalemPoliceDept and @salem_police, respectively.


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Hillsboro Police Investigate Possible Child Neglect Case
Hillsboro Police Dept. - 10/16/14
The Hillsboro police department is investigating a case of a 6 month old female left in a vehicle.

On 10/16/14 at approx. 5 PM, the Hillsboro Fire Department and the Hillsboro Police Department were called to 2111 NE 25th Avenue in the parking lot of the Intel campus at the report of an unresponsive 6 month old girl in a vehicle. The reporting party was the girl's father. After CPR was administered on scene, the baby was transported to Tuality Hospital where she later died.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the child was left in the father's vehicle for approx. 6 hours prior to the medical call. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

This case remains under investigation by Hillsboro police detectives and no elements of a crime have yet been established and no one has been charged with a crime in this case.

Media will be staged off the Intel property at the Hillsboro Fire Station located at 2850 NE 25th Avenue.

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Public Safety Memorial Fund Board to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 10/16/14
Public Safety Memorial Fund Board
Agenda
October 23, 2014


The Public Safety Memorial Fund Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Training Academy in Salem, Oregon.

For further information, please contact Linsay Hale at (503)378-2427 or via email at linsay.hale@state.or.us.


1. *Minutes for July 24, 2014
Approve minutes


2. *OAR 259-070-0010 - Proposed Rule
Same Sex Marriage Recognition


3. Next meeting - January 22, 2015


*** Public Safety Memorial Fund Overview ***

The Public Safety Memorial Fund (PSMF) supports officers and families in time of need. This program was established by the Oregon Legislature in 1999. The Oregon Public Safety Memorial Fund is administered and staffed by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training(DPSST), in conjunction with a Governor-appointed PSMF Board of public safety constituents. The fund provides financial assistance to public safety officers who are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a line of duty injury, and to family members of the public safety officers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. The Board is currently Chaired by Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans.
PF&R Responds to a House Fire (1836 NE Emerson)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/16/14
This afternoon at 4:26 PM Portland Firefighters were called to 1836 NE Emerson. Arriving fire crews found smoke coming from the basement of a 2 story house. One of the home's occupants was standing out front.

Firefighters entered the house and began searching for other occupants and the fire. The fire was located in a basement bedroom and extinguished. No other residents were found inside the house and no injuries were associated with this fire.

Firefighters will be on scene working to ensure that all burning material is extinguished and that the smoke is cleared from the home. A fire investigator will respond to the scene and will work to determine the cause of the fire. Damage estimates are not yet available.

There are three important things you can do to reduce your risk of injury from a home fire:

1. Make sure your home has properly installed and working smoke alarms.

2. Plan and practice a fire escape plan.

3. In case of a fire, get out and stay out. Going back into a burning home can be deadly.

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/44467
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Condemns Dennis Richardson's False Advertising
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 10/16/14
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon today condemned a new campaign ad from gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson in which a supporter falsely claims: "He'll uphold Oregon's laws to protect my right to choose." The ad can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/XioMqqN9upQ

One of Richardson's top cash campaign contributors is Oregon Right To Life, an extremist organization that is working to ban safe, legal abortion - even in cases of rape and incest - as well as the most popular forms of birth control.

"His ad is beyond misleading. It is disingenuous, and it is false," said Laura Terrill Patten, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. "Dennis Richardson is out of touch and too extreme for Oregon, so now he's desperately trying to rewrite history on the eve of Election Day."

Richardson is endorsed by and has accepted $80,000 in cash contributions from Oregon Right To Life to push its radical agenda, which includes:

* Banning all abortion - even in cases of rape and incest - and the most popular forms of birth control.

* Allowing bosses to interfere with their employees' birth control decisions.

* Restricting medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education.

* Promoting fake medical clinics that don't protect vulnerable young women's privacy and that endanger public health by providing misleading information.

* Perpetuating junk science, including the false claim that abortion "is the root cause of a significant number of breast cancer cases" and that "the trauma of sexual assault is likely to inhibit ovulation."

As a State Representative, Richardson has a long voting record of interfering with a woman's personal medical decisions:

* In 1990, Richardson wrote a letter to The Oregonian claiming that "a woman relinquishes her unfettered right to control her own body when her actions cause the conception of a baby."

* In 2005, Richardson introduced a fetal "personhood" bill.

* In 2006, Richardson was chief sponsor of Ballot Measure 43, which would have endangered young women's health by requiring parental notification prior to an abortion.

* In 2007, Richardson was one of only nine House members to vote against a bill requiring insurance companies to cover birth control and requiring hospitals to offer emergency contraceptives to women after a sexual assault.

* In 2009, Richardson was one of only 19 votes against medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education.

"Dennis Richardson has accepted large checks from Oregon Right To Life because he has agreed to push their radical agenda to roll back the clock on Oregon women," Terrill Patten said. "He has not made any attempts to condemn their extreme positions, and he has not made any attempt to explain his outrageous comment from 1990. Oregon women are watching, and they will not be fooled."
Detectives Seeking Information on Death Investigation - No Indication of Homicide
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/14
Portland Police Homicide Detectives are asking for the public's help to provide information on the activities of a 38-year-old man who was injured in Downtown Portland and later died at a Portland hospital.

On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 3:27 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to assist medical personnel on the report of a man lying unconscious across the street from the Portland Rescue Mission, located at 111 West Burnside Street.

Officers and medical personnel located the man non-responsive and suffering from a head injury. The man had no identification and Detectives and Criminalists were later able to identify him as William "Cougar" Burleigh. Burleigh was transported to a Portland hospital and died on Tuesday.

No witnesses approached the officers at the scene and no witnesses have come forward offering information about how Burleigh ended up on the ground. Burleigh was wearing a t-shirt and underwear, but was missing his jean shorts, wallet and phone. Detectives do not know if Burleigh removed his pants earlier or if someone removed them after he was unconscious.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Wednesday and concluded that Burleigh's injuries were consistent with a fall and there was no evidence that Burleigh was assaulted. Investigators learned that Burleigh's blood alcohol level (BAC) was nearly three times the legal limit, indicating that Burleigh was significantly intoxicated.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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Tickets Still Available for 'Building Futures Full of Hope & Dreams,' Friends of the Carpenter Annual Auction on Oct. 18
Friends of the Carpenter - 10/16/14
Vancouver, WA -Tickets are still available for the Friends of the Carpenter (FOC) annual auction on Sat. Oct. 18, 2014, 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 West 6th Street. Tickets are $85 per person; a table of 10 can be purchased for $750.

"We continue to work with so many in our community who struggle with needs that are both material and spiritual, so our theme this year is Building Futures Full of Hope and Dreams," shared Tom Iberle, executive director.

The evening will open with complimentary champagne and sparkling cider served and the opening of the silent auction. Guest photos will be taken courtesy of Jerr Naramore, Portrait Photography. Master of Ceremonies is Tim Gordon of News Channel 8. In addition to both silent and live actions, guests will have a chance to participate in a Heads & Tails Game for a chance to win a 51" Samsung TV.

Live auction items include:
At the Agate Heart House in Oceanside OR for One Week: This beautiful condo features an amazing unobstructed ocean view and sleeps six;

Weekend Getaway for Two at Gearhart by the Sea: Enjoy two nights in Gearhart, Oregon in a condo complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi and TV. You will also find golfing and fine dining at this beautiful resort;

Shorewood Space Package: Amenities include an indoor heated pool, game room, fitness center and free WiFi. Enjoy a meal or happy hour at the Shorewood Market & Café. Pamper yourself with a gift certificate for a quality pedicure at A Cut Above, the onsite salon. Sleep peacefully in a guest room with a queen bed, fridge and microwave, bathroom, TV, coffee, linens and towels (no maid service). Dine at Beaches Restaurant & Bar with a $50.00 Gift Certificate; and

Mahogany Wine Rack: Here's your chance to own a piece of fine woodworking from our founder and first Executive Director Duane Sich. It holds up to 18 bottles with room for glasses and supply storage. A must for any wine connoisseur.

Plus, the silent auction will include over 100 items including gift baskets, and many wood working items and more.

Event tickets can be purchased on-line at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org or at the FOC office, 1600 W. 20th Street. If you are unable to attend the auction, but would like to make a financial contribution to FOC, please call 360-750-4752; mail a check to: FOC, P.O. Box 65358, Vancouver, WA 98665; or make an on-line donation at www.friendsofthecarpenter.org.

Special thanks to our 2014 major sponsors: Gary Ervin, Anonymous and JoMarie & Steve Hansen of Basel Cellars.

Auction questions may be directed to Bernie Gerhardt or Tim Iberle at (360)750-4752 or bernie@friendsofthecarpenter.org or tom@friendsofthecarpenter.org.

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

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Stewardship Coordinating Committee to evaluate Forest Legacy applications October 30 in Salem (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/16/14
South Coast Working Lands - Photo by Wild Rivers Coast Alliance
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A committee will meet Oct. 30 to review proposals to conserve forest parcels at risk of being sub-divided or developed. Oregon's Stewardship Coordinating Committee meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. - 3 pm. in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State St., in Salem.

The committee, tasked primarily with advising the State Forester on policies and procedures for delivering private forest landowner assistance programs, consists of representatives from state and federal natural resource agencies, private forest landowners, consulting foresters and forest industry and conservation organizations.

On the agenda: Forest Legacy applications
The primary agenda item for the meeting is evaluation of project applications to the Forest Legacy Program. The Forest Legacy Program - which the U.S. Forest Service implements through a partnership with participating states - addresses privately-owned forestlands that face threats to conversion to non-forest use. Forest Legacy funds the purchase of development rights to eligible private forestlands through either conservation easement or acquisition into public ownership.

The Committee will evaluate applications for federal fiscal year 2016 funding in Wallowa, Union, Crook, Curry and Klamath counties. At the Oct. 30 meeting, applicants will present their projects to the committee; on November 13, the committee will further evaluate the applications and decide which to forward to a national review panel.

The agenda also includes a public comment period.

> Summary of Forest Legacy proposals

East Moraine, Wallowa Lake, Wallowa County
The property is at risk of development and the Wallowa Land Trust seeks funding to acquire the property, which includes the iconic Wallowa Lake. The area, inhabited by the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce tribe before Oregon became a state, has been managed for sustainable timber production, and has also been used for recreation since at least 1880. Acquisition of 1,533 acres of property is sought by Wallowa Land Trust, Wallowa Resources and Oregon Parks & Recreation Department to place the land in public ownership by Wallowa County, and permanently manage it as a community forest through a public-private partnership.

Ponderosa Ranch, Union County
The 4,888-acre Ponderosa Ranch in Union County adjoins the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest on the west and north boundaries. Property management has focused on restoration including fuels reduction, reduced cattle grazing, and thinning projects. Funding for a conservation easement is sought because the property is at risk of fragmentation and development.

Demaris Ranch, Crook County
The 2,150-acre Demaris Ranch on McCay Creek is managed for timber production as well as cattle grazing, reforestation and fisheries, including habitat for redband trout, a state and federal sensitive species, and steelhead. The land is at risk of being divided into smaller parcels. The Deschutes Land Trust seeks a conservation easement to allow land management goals of sustainable timber harvest, fuels reduction, livestock grazing and protection of fish habitat.

Ranch of Cape Blanco, Curry County
This 800-acre property is bounded on the south side by the Sixes River and Cape Blanco State Park, and on the north side by Flora Lake State Park, and is managed for timber, grazing, and cranberry operations. The ranch's location as the only property between two state parks and its proximity to Bandon's golf courses puts the property at risk of fragmentation into luxury home sites. Phase 1 of the project proposes 125 acres to be acquired by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department so as to connect Cape Blanco and Flora Lake State Parks and conserve important estuarine and upland coastal bluff forest habitats. The partners for this proposal are Wild Rivers Coast Alliance, South Coast Watersheds, and Wild Rivers Land Trust.

West Klamath Lake Forest, Klamath County
These 1,487 acres of forested land are managed for timber stand improvement and conservation of the adjoining watershed, and for local and migratory bird populations and wildlife. Part of the objective is to keep the land as a working forest. A restoration plan calls for restoring Denny Creek and reestablishing connectivity to the Upper Klamath Lake to reconnect historically important spawning and rearing habitat for federally endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers.The property faces potential fragmentation through resort development. Proponents seek to maintain this working forest in perpetuity through the acquisition of a conservation easement.

About the committee
In addition to advising the State Forester on incentive programs for family forestland owners, the committee also serves as forestry subcommittee to Oregon's Technical Advisory Committee, advising both the USDA Farm Services Agency and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service on federal farm and forestry assistance programs.

Public invited
Members of the public are invited to attend and provide comment. Prior to the meeting, questions about project proposals can be directed to Cynthia Orlando (503) 945-7421.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to Susan Dominique, Oregon Department of Forestry, at 503-945-7502.

More information about the Stewardship Coordinating Committee:

www.oregon.gov/odf/privateforests/pages/stewardshipcoordinatingcommittee.aspx


Attached Media Files: South Coast Working Lands - Photo by Wild Rivers Coast Alliance
Nosh4Nonviolence on Oct. 23rd & Show Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/16/14
WHO: The Salvation Army West Women's & children's Shelter, Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL), domestic violence survivors, Portland Metro restaurants

WHAT: Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014

WHERE: Participating restaurants, see list below or go online at http://pwcl.org/calendar/event/nosh-4-nonviolence1/ or www.facebook.com/Nosh4Nonviolence

WHY: Because domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz
The Salvation Army
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org


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(Portland, OR) October 10, 2014 - Domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls. Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

"We are so fortunate to partner with so many restaurants in the Portland Metro area that support our mission to end domestic violence as well as provide resources to survivors and their children," says Fay Schuler, Director at the West Women's & Children's Shelter, a program of The Salvation Army. "It is only with the community's help and financial support that we can offer women the support they need to stay safe. We encourage you to find a participating restaurant, grab some friends, and Nosh4Nonviolence with us on October 23rd!"

According to the Center for Disease Control's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey released in November 2011, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced "severe physical violence" by a partner. This does not take into consideration more subtle forms of violence, such as verbal and emotional abuse.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!


Here are the participating locations:

Back to Eden Bakery - 2217 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 // 503-477-5022 // http://www.backtoedenbakery.com/

Bartini - 2108 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-224-7919 //http://www.bartinipdx.com/

Brekken's Bar & Grill - 8728 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97209 // 503-286-2815 // https://www.facebook.com/Brekkensrose

Brix Tavern - 1338 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR // 503-943-5995 //http://www.brixtavern.com/

California Pizza Kitchen - 7315 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 // 503-968-0504 //http://www.cpk.com/locations/bridgeport-village/

County Cork - 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 // 503-284-4805 //https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Cork-Public-House/135301569842270

DeNicola's - 3520 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 // 503-239-5221 // http://denicolasitaliandining.com/

Deschute's Brewery - 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 // http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/locations/portland

Fireside - 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // http://pdxfireside.com/

Grain and Gristle - 1473 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211 // (503) 298-5007 // http://www.grainandgristle.com/

Hale Pele - 2733 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 662-8454

Lepellah Restaurant - 2520 Columbia House Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 //http://www.lapellah.com/

Lehrer Pub & Eatery - 8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97222 //http://www.lehrerpub.com/

Low Brow Lounge - 1036 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/lowbrowlounge

Mash Tun Brewpub - 1967 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/TheMashTunBrewpub

Milo's City Cafe, Inc. - 1325 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 //http://miloscitycafe.com/

Old Salt - 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 // 971-255-0167 //http://www.oldsaltpdx.com/

Pazzo Ristorante - 1129 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 //http://www.pazzo.com/

Por Que No - 3524 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 // 503-467-4149 // http://www.porquenotacos.com/

P's & Q's - 1301 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
// 503- 894-8979 // http://www.psandqsmarket.com/

Red Star Tavern - 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 222-0005 // http://www.redstartavern.com/

Rose and Thistle - 2314 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 287-8582 // https://www.facebook.com/roseandthistlepdx

Santa Fe Taqueria - 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-220-0406 // https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Taqueria/66599749973

Shakers Martini Bar - 1888 NW Fairview, Gresham, OR // 503-666-8464 //https://www.facebook.com/shakersmartinigresham

Sisters Coffee - 1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 // 971-279-2957 // http://www.sisterscoffee.com/

Swank & Swine - 808 SW Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 943-5844 //http://www.swankandswine.com/

Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 // 503-295-6166 // http://www.threedegreesportland.com/

Urban Fondue - 2114 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // (503) 242-1400 //http://www.urbanfondue.com/



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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

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Update #2: Witnesses Sought - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 211 east of Molalla in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
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UPDATE: OSP investigators urge any witnesses to the crash to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Information will be forwarded to Senior Trooper Dan Swift for follow up contact.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle traffic crash on Highway 211 east of Molalla that resulted in the death of an adult female. The victim's granddaughter and the other involved driver received non-life threatening injuries.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 2:35 p.m., a 1994 Ford Mustang driven by SEAN M. BUSCHKE, age 33, from Colton, was westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when it crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with an eastbound 1993 Honda Accord four-door. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the highway.

The Honda's driver, KRISTI LOUISE ANDERSON, age 64, from Molalla, was extricated by Molalla Rural Fire Protection District personnel and transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She was reported deceased after arriving at the hospital. Her 3-year old granddaughter, ELIZABETH BARKER, who was using a child safety seat, was also transported by ambulance to OHSU with non-life threatening injury. Safety restraint use by the victim is pending confirmation.

BUSCHKE was transported by ambulance to OHSU with non-life threatening injury. He was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Tracy Clark is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police Department, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. The highway was closed for over 4 hours.

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Art in the Park event comes to Honeyman State Park
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/14
Florence, OR - Artwork celebrating the beauty of the central Oregon coast will be displayed at the annual Art in the Park festival at Jessie M. Honeyman State Park Oct. 24-25.

All styles of artwork and photography from local artists and student artists will be represented. Local artists will also lead workshops and demonstrations.

The weekend event will feature live music, including by flutist Bruce Jarvis who carves wooden flutes. Free food and door prizes are also on tap. Festivities are scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 24 and noon-8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Historic Cleawox Lodge.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-41 Marc Sundin Homicide (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a Downtown Portland homicide.

On Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that the man was deceased.

The victim, 43-year-old Marc Stephen Sundin, died of a stab wound to the chest. Sundin was a current resident of Downtown Portland.

Homicide detectives do not have any suspect information in this case and need the public's help to backtrack Sundin's activities the night he was killed.

Detectives are releasing a color copy of Sundin's California drivers license photo to aid with this investigation. No other photos of Sundin are available.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

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

Investigator:
Det. Erik Kammerer
(503) 823-0762
erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov

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CCITF investigators seize drugs, cash in Oct. 14 bust (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/16/14
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On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, investigators with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) served search warrants at 10535 SE 86th Ave. in unincorporated Clackamas County. The search warrants were the culmination of an investigation into the alleged unlawful distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and prescription pills by suspects Dion Laval Allen, 50, and his wife Tricia Dawn Allen, 40.

During the search warrant, investigators seized approximately 10 ounces of powder cocaine, an ounce-and-a-half of crack cocaine, one ounce of suspected heroin, and an undisclosed number of prescription pills.

Investigators also seized approximately $71,000 in U.S. currency.

Photos of the seized drugs and cash are attached to this release.

Investigators arrested Dion Allen and charged him with Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), Conspiracy to Deliver Cocaine, and Conspiracy to Deliver a Prohibited Controlled Substance. His bail was set at $105,000.

Tricia Allen was arrested on charges of DCS cocaine, PCS cocaine and DCS oxycodone. Her bail was set at $65,000.

Both Dion and Tricia Allen were lodged at Clackamas County Jail. Booking photos are attached to this release.

They were later released after a total of $17,000 cash for bail was posted.

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Correction: Driver Cited After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Florence (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
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Correction: The transport van belongs to Northwest Youth Corps, not Youth Authority.

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Two people were injured Thursday morning in a collision between a transport van and passenger car on Highway 101 north of Florence at the Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park intersection. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the transport van's driver.

On October 16, 2014 at approximately 7:04 a.m., a 2000 Honda Civic four-door driven by RONALD G. TAVES, age not available, from Yachats, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 176. A Northwest Youth Corps transport van driven by JOSHUA ABEL, age 21, from Mesa, Arizona, pulled out from Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park into the northbound lane where the car struck it on the left side.

RONALD TAVES and his passenger, JOAN TAVES, age 66, received non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence. They were treated and released from the hospital. Both occupants were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

ABEL and his nine passengers were not injured.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to cite ABEL for Fail to Yield Right of Way. Lead investigator is Trooper Rodney Brock.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The northbound lane was closed about two hours.

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FBI Offers up to a $10,000 Reward in Bank Robbery (Photo) - *NEW* Digital Billboards
FBI - Oregon - 10/16/14
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10/16/2014 Update (3:00 pm)

Clear Channel Outdoor has placed Teddy Stivahtis, Jr.'s, information on seven digital billboards in Salem, Hillsboro and Milwaukie. Clear Channel Outdoor has a national relationship with the FBI to provide digital billboard space in fugitive and missing children cases. The FBI would like to thank Clear Channel Outdoor for its ongoing partnership and assistance!

The billboards can be found at:

Lancaster Drive near Manor Drive in Salem (2 boards)
N. 12th Street near Union Street in Salem (1 board)
Hwy. 8 near SW 224th in Hillsboro (2 boards)
Hwy. 26 near SW 185th in Hillsboro (1 board)
SW McLoughlin Blvd. near Hwy. 224 in Milwaukie (1 board)


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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Teddy Stivahtis, Jr., charged in the October 13, 2014, robbery of a Chase Bank in Canby. Agents have charged Stivahtis, via criminal complaint, with one federal count of bank robbery.

According to the criminal complaint, Stivahtis walked into the bank branch, which sits inside a Fred Meyer store located at 1401 SE First Avenue in Canby, at about 2:22 pm. He approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money, and left. It is unknown what kind of vehicle, if any, he used to leave the scene. No weapon was seen during the course of the robbery.

Gresham Police Department has named Stivahtis as a suspect in the October 10, 2014, stabbing death of Deanna Stivahtis, his aunt.

Description
White man
Age: 36
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165 pounds
Eyes: Hazel or blue
Hair: Short brown
Other: Multiple tattoos on his neck, back and arms

Stivahtis should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who believes they are in close proximity to Stivahtis should call 911. Anyone with information about his activities or whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or the Gresham Police Department at (503) 618-2719.


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ShakeOut events help buisness leaders and many others in Oregon prepare (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 10/16/14
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More than 390,000 Oregonians took part in a drop, cover, and hold on exercise, Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is a worldwide earthquake drill aimed at helping individuals prepare for an earthquake. Businesses, schools, individuals and state agencies throughout Oregon participated.

One of those events, the "7x24 Preparedness Breakfast" at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., included the state's top business leaders and was hosted by the Oregon Military Department and the State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

The event highlighted partnerships in preparedness for major disasters including a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami as a call to action for businesses in Oregon to get prepared for disasters by strengthening the bond between peers, suppliers, and agency officials.

"In the event of major emergency it is about everyone stepping up to the plate, said ViaWest President Jim Linkous. "Today's event was a great opportunity to build relationships so that we can support each other during a disaster."

Oregon is located along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 mile fault line stretching from British Columbia to California. Experts predict a major 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike our state within the next 50 years.

"This is a start to a great partnership we want to have with business partners in the event of a Cascadia earthquake so we can recover from the disaster together," said Director Dave Stuckey of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

The ShakeOut provided an opportunity for individuals to practice what they would do in an earthquake.

K-12 schools and districts as well as local governments, state governments, federal government including military, healthcare, colleges and universities, and many more in Oregon participated in the Great ShakeOut.

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Cascade Region Red Cross CEO Amy Shlossman and CDO Steve Eberlein participate in the "ShakeOut Selfie contest" sponsored by the American Red Cross and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. Particpants snapped a shot while taking part in the drill and posted on Twitter using the hashtag #ShakeOutSelfie, for the chance to win an free emergency kit. (Photo Courtesy of Cascade Region Red Cross)

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Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, presents the Cascadia Playbook to an audience at the "7x24 Preparedness Breakfast" at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore. The event included the state's top business leaders and was hosted by the Oregon Military Department and the State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). (Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Office of Emergency Management)

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An Oregon business leader studies the Cascadia Playbook Overview at the "7x24 Preparedness Breakfast" at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore. The event included the state's top business leaders and was hosted by the Oregon Military Department and the State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM). (Photo by Cory Grogan, Oregon Office of Emergency Management)


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CCC is Now Official Ballot Drop Site for Clackamas County
Clackamas Community College - 10/16/14
OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College is an official ballot drop site for the Nov. 4 election. The new ballot drop box is located at the northeast entrance to the Community Center in the core of the college campus.
The ballot box was installed at the campus last week.
Clackamas County Elections mailed ballots for the Nov. 4 election on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Ballots can be dropped off at official drop sites beginning Thursday, Oct. 16, and continuing through 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots may be dropped off 24 hours a day at the county's secure outdoor ballot drop boxes, including the one at CCC.
Ballots returned to drop sites do not require postage.
For a complete list of ballot drop sites in Clackamas County, please see https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/register.do?lang=eng&source=SOS.
Three Scholarships Offered During College Night at CCC
Clackamas Community College - 10/16/14
OREGON CITY - Three participants at College Night in Oregon will have a chance to win a $500 college scholarship. Clackamas Community College is one of several colleges around the state taking part in College Night in Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 13. The event offers sessions to help people find out about higher education choices and funding.
College Night in Oregon begins at 6:30 p.m. with pizza and beverages in the college's Gregory Forum at the Oregon City campus. The session will provide information on choosing the right college, the financial aid process, completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and scholarship searches and scams.
Participants can enter to win one of three $500 scholarships, provided by the event sponsor, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC). The scholarships can be used at any accredited college in the United States.
For more information, please contact CCC Financial Aid director Chippi Bello at chippi@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3099 or Student Support & Enrollment coordinator Tawnya Stauffer-Dexter at tawnyas@clackamas.edu 503-594-6136.
'Eyes of History' White House Photography Exhibit on Display at CCC (Photo)
Clackamas Community College - 10/16/14
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OREGON CITY - A powerful collection of photojournalism, with images showing everything from political powerhouses to small-town Americans, is on display at Clackamas Community College.
The Journalism program at CCC is proud to host a special exhibition honoring winners in the 2014 White House News Photographers Association's annual Eyes of History competition. The exhibition will run through Oct. 24 in the Community Center on the main campus in Oregon City.
The work is from the top winners in the still, video, multimedia and student contests. The images include coverage of the Texas Gatorfest and a photo of Sen. John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Among the many images is a photo of a Michigan woman mourning at her soldier brother's grave and Michelle Obama dancing in a preschool classroom.
"It's a unique opportunity to show students great photojournalism," said Zak Laster, co-editor in chief of The Clackamas Print, the student newspaper that helped put together the exhibit.
The White House News Photographers Association is a 93-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of Washington's professional photojournalists. The WHNPA is dedicated to the support of photojournalism and believes in the public's natural and legal right to freedom in searching for the truth and the right to be accurately and completely informed about the world in which we live.
For more information, contact Melissa Jones, journalism instructor, at melissaj@clackamas.edu or 503-594-3261.

Photos included in the exhibit:
GINSBURG: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrating her 20th anniversary on the bench, poses for a portrait on Aug. 30, 2013, in Washington. The image was taken by Nikki Kahn of The Washington Post.

WALMART: Employees bow their heads in prayer as part of opening day ceremonies at the Walmart store on Georgia Avenue in Washington on Dec. 4, 2013. The image was taken by Bonnie Jo Mount of The Washington Post.


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"War of the Worlds" to be re-enacted Oct. 30
WSU Vancouver - 10/16/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - To celebrate the 76th anniversary of the 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds," Willamette Radio Workshop will re-enact the broadcast live in front of an audience at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash. This event is free and open to the public.

The re-enactment is part of "Radio Re-Imagined," a collaboration between Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program, Willamette Radio Workshop and the Kiggins Theatre. "Martians with Moustaches," a retrospective of student works shown last year in the Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge, will be on exhibit in the Kiggins lobby.

Directed by Sam A. Mowry, "War of the Worlds" is the first in a series of shows that will take place at Kiggins Theatre, in a multimedia format that introduces student works alongside the live broadcasts. The Willamette Radio Workshop recreates radio drama from the Golden Age of Radio, using only voice actors and Foley sound effects.

"War of the Worlds" was originally broadcast Oct. 30, 1938, by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater. The story was based on the novel of the same name by H.G. Wells. The plot focuses on the conflict between earth and an invading extraterrestrial race.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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News availability: Ebola response at Salem Hospital
Salem Health - 10/16/14
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a patient referred to Salem Hospital Emergency Department does not meet the exposure criteria for Ebola and will not be tested.

Hospital administrators and members of the emergency department staff will be available to meet with the news media to answer questions.

WHEN: 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16

WHERE: Salem Hospital campus, 890 Oak St. SE, Bldg. D., first floor, Creekside overflow room

PARKING: Available on east side of hospital parking garage, Park on west side of Capitol St. in drop-off lane, just north of Mission St. SE.

Salem Health staff will be on hand to direct the media to the news conference.
Explore autumn's treasures during Family Field Trip Day at Columbia Springs
Columbia Springs - 10/16/14
Don't miss out on owl pellet dissections, backpack monsters, animal skulls, mushroom hikes, and all the fun that comes in fall! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25th enjoy hands-on environmental science activities at our 100-acre natural area. Some activities are on-going; while others are scheduled to occur throughout the day. Walk-in's are welcome but registration is encouraged. You can register and view a schedule of activities on our website at www.columbiasprings.org.
For more information, contact Kaley McLachlan at volunteer@columbiasprings.org or by calling 360-882-0936 ext. 230.
Columbia Springs' mission is to offer our community a unique setting where educational experiences foster greater awareness of the natural world, inspiring stewardship. Learn more at www.columbiasprings.org
Death Investigation - Highway 126E near Belknap Springs in Lane County
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is completing an investigation into the death of a Springfield man found deceased Wednesday in his vehicle at the McKenzie River Viewpoint along Highway 126E near Belknap Springs. Initial investigation indicates the death is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 8:35 a.m., an ODOT employee stopped to check a 1991 Honda Civic parked at the McKenzie River Viewpoint along Highway 126E near milepost 15. The ODOT employee reported discovering a deceased adult male inside the car.

OSP responded to the scene to investigate. The deceased was identified as DAVID PETER CADA, age 45, from Springfield.

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

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

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

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Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Meeting, Oct. 30, 2014
Oregon State Library - 10/16/14
The Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee (SDLAC) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PST at the Oregon State Library. The agenda is included.

This is a public meeting; those who would like to attend should contact Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 or arlene.weible@state.or.us, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

The SDLAC advises the State Library and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council on the Statewide Database Licensing Program, and its membership is representative of school, public, tribal and academic libraries. The current member list is available at: http://oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/sdlp/index.shtml.

Questions or concerns can be addressed to Arlene Weible, 503-378-5020 or arlene.weible@state.or.us.



Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee Meeting
Oregon State Library - Basement Conference Room (or by phone)
October 30, 2014
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Agenda

10:00 Welcome and housekeeping

10:05 Review agenda and approve minutes from February 20, 2014 meeting

10:15 Update projects since last meeting

10:30 Budget update

11:00 Outreach to OR Department of Education update
* What can SDLAC do to support efforts?

12:00 Working Lunch

12:30 Testing and Skills Building RFP
* Review draft
* Recruit 3 volunteers for proposal evaluation

2:00 SDLP future direction and outcomes discussion

2:45 Action Item Review

3:00 Adjourn
Oregon City Domestic Violence Suspect Taken Into Custody After SWAT Activation. (Photo)
Oregon City Police Dept. - 10/16/14
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On October 16, 2014 at about 8:16 am the Oregon City Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the Canemah District of Oregon City. The vehicle was found to have been reported stolen by a family member earlier in the morning.

The suspect of the stolen vehicle was identified as 43 year old Tristen Lane Jordan of Oregon City. Mr. Jordan who lived in the area was served with a restraining order the previous day, October 15, 2014. He was believed to be back in the Canemah area and armed with a rifle. The suspect was reported to have made threats to harm his estranged wife and himself.

The Oregon City Police assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office SWAT located the suspect on 5th Place at the residence he had been restrained from. Tristen Lane Jordan was safely taken into custody for violating the restraining order at about 10:26 am. No one was injured.

Oregon City Police requested King Elementary School and Gardiner Middle school be put in a Lock Out status during the call as precautionary measure due to the proximity of the incident. No threats were made against either school. Both schools have been returned to normal status.

Oregon City Police Investigators are still on scene determining what Mr. Jordan's action were prior to the call.


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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 4 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of 2 Men Including Texas Fugitive - Interstate 5 in Eugene/Springfield (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/16/14
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An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Wednesday in the Eugene/Springfield area led to the arrest of two people following the discovery of approximately 4 pounds of marijuana. One of the men was wanted out of Texas for felony marijuana-related charges. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 1:07 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a Nissan sport utility vehicle displaying California license plates for multiple traffic violations off Interstate 5 at the Glenwood Boulevard exit near milepost 192. During the contact the trooper identified the two occupants as driver THOMAS M. GARZA, age 48, from Talent, and passenger ANTHONY J. BALASCIO, age 43, from Allen, Texas.

During the traffic stop the trooper learned BALASCIO was wanted on a felony warrant out of Texas for Unlawful Possession and Manufacture of Marijuana. BALASCIO was arrested without incident as a Fugitive from Justice.

Subsequent investigation also led the trooper to discover approximately 4 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana was $10,000.

GARZA was arrested without incident for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana. GARZA and BALASCIO were lodged in the Lane County Jail.

Photographs:
Marijuana photo - Oregon State Police
Balascio and Garza photos - Lane County Sheriff's Office

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St. Mary's Academy students raise record-breaking $110,000 through Blues Bridge Walk fundraiser (Photo)
St. Mary's Acad. (Downtown) - 10/16/14
SMA students on the Blues Bridge Walk
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St. Mary's Academy students raised a record-breaking $110,000 in support of the school's annual Blues Bridge Walk fundraiser, which took place on October 9.

The Blues Bridge Walk provides students with an opportunity to support their school while teaching and fostering a culture of philanthropy. Starting in mid-September, students are challenged to collect donations. Their fundraising efforts culminate in a three-mile walk over the Steel and Hawthorne bridges, one of the many advantages of the school's downtown location. The funds raised through the Blues Bridge Walk support St. Mary's Academy students in every aspect of their educational experience, including academics, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, and the tuition assistance program.

"This year's Blues Bridge Walk was very successful. We made a point to involve the whole school and keep the spirit up with banners, pep-times and other fun activities. We challenged our student body to raise $150 each. I am so appreciative of the families, alumnae, faculty, staff, and other donors who invested in our school and the future of our students," said Hilary Baker, St. Mary's Academy's director of special events.

Students not only fundraised by traditional means of reaching out to family, friends and neighbors, they also used online fundraising to procure donations for the school. Students were encouraged to share with potential donors why they value the experiences and opportunities offered by a St. Mary's Academy education.

"I am so proud of our students for working hard to reach their goal and support the school. To raise what we did is an impressive feat. From rigorous academics to cultivating a spirit of philanthropy and understanding the importance of giving, I am consistently impressed by our students' ability to rise to meet any challenge they are presented," said Principal Kelli Clark.

Although the support of the entire St. Mary's community is necessary for the success of the Blues Bridge Walk, it is first and foremost a student-led fundraiser and event. The Blues Bridge Walk Student Committee partnered with the staff members to come up with creative ideas to make it successful and exciting for the entire community. "I was so excited about this year's student fundraiser! The best thing about the Blues Bridge Walk is bringing the whole school and community together to engage in fundraising for our great school," said Blues Bridge Walk committee member, senior Sydney Thompson.

The Blues Bridge Walk is the first of many important fundraising events that happen at St. Mary's Academy each year. The success of this student-led fundraiser sets the tone and serves as inspiration for the rest of the school's fundraising efforts throughout the year.


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


Attached Media Files: SMA students on the Blues Bridge Walk
Beaverton City Library Invites Public to Attend 'Oregon Reads' Event On Nov. 2 (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/16/14
The public is invited to spend an afternoon with award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, for the 'Oregon Reads' event.
The public is invited to spend an afternoon with award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, for the 'Oregon Reads' event.
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The Beaverton City Library (12375 SW Fifth St) invites the public to attend its Oregon Reads event with special guest author, Brian Doyle, on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

"Oregon Reads is a great program for all ages," said Abigail Elder, library director. "This statewide program, encourages Oregonians to read the same book. We are very excited to listen to Oregon's award-winning novelist, Brian Doyle."

Award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, will speak about how William Stafford's peace writings inspired his own. Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland and the author of many novels, including 'Mink River' and 'The Plover.' There will also be a book-signing following the presentation.

In 2009, the Oregon Library Association established the Oregon Reads program. This year commemorates Oregon's most celebrated poet, William Stafford. Stafford taught at Lewis & Clark College for 30 years and served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Stafford also received many honors during his lifetime, including the National Book Award

For more information, contact the library at 503-644-2197 and for more information about the Oregon Reads program, visit www.oregonreads2014.com.

The Beaverton City Library is open seven days a week and is one of the busiest libraries in the state. Currently, the library serves a population of nearly 150,000 Beaverton and Washington County residents with an annual circulation of 3.5 million items.

The City of Beaverton has two libraries, featuring a collection of more than 410,000 items. The library's mission is to provide information, library materials and library services to meet the needs of the community.

The Beaverton City Library is one of 15 libraries in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) network. Libraries in WCCLS work together to share resources and information in an effort to provide excellent countywide service.

For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org, or follow the library on Facebook at BeavertonCityLibrary, or the library's Twitter and Instagram @BeavertonLib.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: The public is invited to spend an afternoon with award-winning Oregon author, Brian Doyle, for the 'Oregon Reads' event.
Portland Parks & Recreation Presents No-Ivy Day
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/16/14
Community Volunteer Efforts Citywide to Remove Invasive Species
(Apologies: Ivy pulling photos not loading right now thanks to technical gremlins, but easily available by email upon request.)

(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s City Nature division, the No Ivy League and volunteers across the region are proud to take part in the 11th annual No Ivy Day. Volunteers from around the region will focus on removing this invasive species from Portland's treasured parks and natural areas on Saturday, October 25.

WHAT: No Ivy Day, a citywide series of work parties to remove invasive ivy from Portland parks and natural areas
WHERE: Citywide, including Forest Park, Marquam Nature Park, Terwilliger Wildlands, Gabriel Park, Baltimore Woods Natural Area, Mt Tabor Park, the Springwater Corridor Trail and many more. Find out more and sign up here.
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9am-12noon. Help rid PP&R parks and natural areas from an invasive species by taking part in city-wide work parties to remove English ivy. A celebration follows at the No Ivy League headquarters in Lower Macleay Park, NW 29th & Upshur, from 12:30-2:00 PM. Food and family fun!

All are welcome to join in on work parties hosted by PP&R and partners citywide, followed by a celebration of community participation.

Click here to learn how to join or host your own ivy removal work party, learn more about invasive English ivy, and become one of our valued sponsors.

"The efforts of volunteers and the No Ivy League are essential to the health of our beautiful parks and natural areas," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "As stewards of our parks and natural areas, we appreciate the engagement of our community partners to remove this invasive plant. The grassroots efforts of our neighbors have had a visible, positive effect on our green spaces, and I look forward to these efforts continuing - even bigger and better."

The non-native English ivy (Hedera hibernica and Hedera helix) is a pervasive and unwelcome guest in our parks and natural areas. The vines overcome native plant species, and mature ivy vines may threaten trees in many of our forests.

Ivy removal work parties run from 9:00 AM to noon, followed by a gathering for food and celebration at Lower Macleay Park, NW 29th & Upshur, from 12:30-2:00 PM. The celebration will feature free T-shirts while they last, words from our civic leaders and a chance to meet with other volunteers

All are welcome to show support for our native ecosystem by joining a work party at one of the many sites throughout the region or by registering to host your own No Ivy Day site. Please check the No Ivy Day link for more information here.

Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature experts say it is important to remove maturing ivy during the fall to reduce the amount of seed produced through the winter, slowing its spread to unaffected areas. Portland Parks & Recreation's Terwilliger Wildlands, Marquam Nature Park and Forest Park have seen vast improvements in tree health in places where ivy was recently cleared.

During last year's No Ivy Day, more than 120 volunteers cleared ivy from nearly 200 trees, and pulled over 48,000 square feet of vines. The hope is to accomplish even more this year.

All volunteers are invited to take part in a celebration after the citywide work parties featuring lunch, free T-shirts and inspiring words from City Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
City Receives Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation
City of Wilsonville - 10/16/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- For the 17th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has conferred the "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" to the City of Wilsonville Finance Department for the fiscal year 2014-15 budget document.

In notifying the City about the award, the GFOA stated that the award was given specifically to cities like Wilsonville that "Pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America."

The award represents a significant achievement by the Finance Department and reflects the commitment of the City and Finance staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting standards. The GFOA award recognizes that the Finance Department has met or surpassed nationally recognized accounting guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines define how successful the City's budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communication device.
"We are proud of the accomplishments our Finance Department has achieved over the years," said Mayor Knapp. "This award shows that City staff members place a high priority on presenting public finance issues in a transparent and understandable fashion."

A Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation was awarded to Assistant Finance Director Cathy Rodocker for being primarily responsible for having achieved the award. Other Finance Department employees that assisted in preparing the report are Finance Operations Manager Keith Katko, Accountant Vania Heberlein and Administrative Assistant Kourtni Kersey.

The City's newly hired Finance Director, Susan Cole stated, "I am excited to join and lead this outstanding team of finance professionals who have an impressive reputation for top-quality financial reporting and budgeting. I look forward to working with all of them to continue this notable record of achievement."

The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984 to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.

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History is rewritten in Reedsport (Photo)
Oregon Travel Experience - 10/16/14
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A brand new interpretive historical marker has been installed at a Reedsport wayside along US Hwy 101 (at Milepost 211 about ?1/2 mile north of Reedsport). A replacement, the new and improved Jedediah Smith Historical Marker, documents Smith's contributions to mapping the Oregon Territory for subsequent generations. The new marker also corrects historical and cultural inaccuracies with help from the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians and the Oregon Trails Advisory Council.

Jedediah Smith's explorations in the American West began when he was 21 and lasted until his death at age 32. He crisscrossed the state in search of beaver pelts and new trade and travel routes. His exploration journals helped craft the first accurate maps of what is now the western United States.

The Jedediah Smith interpretive marker is one of 110 markers within the state's official Historical Marker Program. The program and its governing committee are managed by Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) and the Oregon Historical Marker Committee, which is staffed by volunteers from across the state.

The Oregon Community Foundation's Oregon Historic Trails Fund provided partial financial support for the new marker project.

More information about the Oregon Historical Marker Program can be accessed through the Oregon Travel Experience website at http://ortravelexperience.com/oregon-historical-markers/about-historical-markers/. Interactive maps denoting marker sites and audio tours are available on program web pages.

OTE also publishes an Oregon Historical Marker and Oregon Heritage Tree combined map brochure that is available to the public at no charge. The brochure contains regional maps with a synopsis of each tree or marker site and links to audio tours. The booklet stores easily in your glove box and referenced along your own explorations across the state.

Please contact OTE's Heritage Program Administrator Annie Von Domitz for more information about the heritage map brochure or individual heritage programs. Email should be sent to anniev@oregonte.com.


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Media Advisory: PCC showcasing alternative fuel cars, including White Zombie, on Friday
PCC - 10/16/14
SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College is bringing the latest in alternative fuel vehicles to Portland through the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, sponsored by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University. All media are welcome to tour the facility, check out the cars and view the hybrid and electric repair work PCC students and faculty do every day.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17.

WHERE: The Automotive & Metals Building, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. Map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/map/#sy

WHAT: Featured vehicles include the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen diesel cars, the new BMW I3 and vehicles from Tesla Motors. In addition, the White Zombie, a street legal, all steel-bodied, electric 1972 Datsun 1200 that can travel from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds, will be on display. The White Zombie vehicle was built by John Wayland of Plasma Boy Racing. Wayland has been building hot rod electric vehicles in Portland for nearly two decades.

SCHEDULE: PCC faculty and industry experts will discuss the technology, perform demonstrations and give tours. Focuses include: "Infrastructure - Electric, CNG and Hydrogen" (10-11 a.m.), "Automotive Technology Training Facility Tour" (11-11:20 a.m.) and discussions with Oregon Department of Energy staff (12:30-2 p.m.). There will be vendor displays and presentations throughout the day as well. Automotive Service Technology students will be touring and learning about the technology as well.


About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
UPDATE: Homicide Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - Traffic Impacted by Investigation
Portland Police Bureau - 10/16/14
Streets have re-opened Downtown as investigators have cleared the crime scene near 4th and Madison.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy today on the 43-year-old male victim, whose last known address was a residence in Southwest Downtown Portland.

Homicide detectives do not have any suspect information and would like to hear from anyone with information on this case.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762 or erik.kammerer@portlandoregon.gov.

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On Thursday October 16, 2014, at 2:25 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 4th and Madison Street on an assault call after Federal Police located a man collapsed on the sidewalk with an apparent stab wound.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim on the southeast corner of the intersection. Medical personnel determined that the man was deceased.

The victim is a male and appears to be in his 30s or 40s. No other details about the victim are known at this time.

There is no suspect information right now as this is very early in the investigation.

Presently, officers are securing a crime scene and have closed off Southwest 4th Avenue, from Salmon to Jefferson Street, down to 3rd Avenue. This area includes Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square Parks. No traffic is being allowed on 4th Avenue, or Main and Madison Streets approaching 4th. Traffic is clear on 3rd Avenue, Jefferson and Salmon Streets.

Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are en route to being an investigation into the man's death.

Anyone who witnessed a disturbance or has information regarding this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at (503) 823-3333.

A suggested media staging point is at Southwest 4th Avenue and Jefferson Street; however, the Public Information Officer is not able to respond to the scene this morning.

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Learn to forage for mushrooms at Fort Stevens State Park
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/14
Astoria, OR - Fort Stevens State Park will offer several sessions of two different mushroom programs this fall.

One-mile mushroom identification hikes led by Park Ranger Dane Osis begin at Battery Russell at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20 and Nov. 10 and 30. Participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing and bring a basket, pocket knife and optional mushroom identification book. Hikers are also welcome to bring mushrooms for identification.

Osis will also present "Mysterious Mushrooms of Fort Stevens" about wild mushroom regulations, uses and the role mushrooms play in the health of the forest. Following the program, he will lead a short hike around the park to look for and identify mushrooms. The programs will be at the picnic shelter at Coffenbury Lake at 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 and Nov. 9, 22 and 29.

No registration is required for the free programs; parking is $5 at Coffenbury Lake. For more information, call Dane Osis at Fort Stevens at 503-861-3170 or email dane.osis@oregon.gov.
Earthquake Drill a Good Reminder to Check Natural Gas Preparedness at Home
NW Natural - 10/16/14
NW Natural Offers Tips to Help Prepare Your Natural Gas Home for an Earthquake

PORTLAND, Ore. - As millions of people world-wide get ready to take part in today's Great ShakeOut earthquake drills, NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) asks customers to also run-through their natural gas preparedness at home.

"No one can predict when an earthquake will hit, but we're committed to making sure our customers have the information they need to be properly prepared for when it does," said Dawn Johnson, public information officer, NW Natural.

Below are helpful hints natural gas customers can follow to help secure their home, and steps to take in the event an earthquake occurs.

Before an earthquake:

* Secure natural gas equipment, such as water heaters, to minimize movement during a quake.

* Keep combustibles like paint cans and rags away from your furnace and water heater.

* Replace semi-rigid gas connectors with flexible ones.

* If you choose to install an earthquake shut-off valve, you need to contact a qualified, licensed contractor.

* Learn the location of your gas meter and its manual shut-off valve.

After an earthquake:

Remember, if you smell natural gas, it's always safest to leave the area on foot immediately and then call our emergency line, 800.882.3377.

In the aftermath of a significant natural disaster, when it could be several days before we're able to reach your home, DO NOT turn off your natural gas service unless you smell gas, hear gas blowing or see other signs of a leak. ONLY turn off your gas if it is safe to do so. To learn how to do this, visit nwnatural.com and look for the earthquake preparedness section under the safety drop down menu.

If you turn off your gas, LEAVE IT OFF, and contact NW Natural. Appliances and gas lines will need to be checked for possible damage before service can be safely restored.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 700,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.
Klamath Basin Potato Festival designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/16/14
Tradition logo for Potato Festival
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A 77-year-old festival that brings together several communities to celebrate the importance of the potato is the newest Oregon Heritage Tradition designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission.

The Klamath Basin Potato Festival is the 11th event designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. The others include the Oregon State Fair, the Pendleton Round-Up, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest and the Linn County Pioneer Picnic.

The festival takes place this Friday and Saturday in Merrill, a town of 900 people. Thousands of people are expected to attend.

"The Heritage Commission wants to recognize those traditions that have helped define the state," said David Lewis, the commission's chair and historian for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. "They are distinguished events that are part of our heritage as Oregonians."

"The involvement from different communities sets the Potato Festival apart," said this year's festival director Greg Matthews, noting the participation of Bonanza, Chiloquin, Klamath Falls, Malin, Merrill and Tulelake, Calif. "To have these communities come together for a weekend of celebration is awe-inspiring. The Oregon Heritage Tradition designation honors every one who has helped with or participated in the Potato Festival."

The first Klamath Basin Potato Festival took place in 1937 to celebrate the completion of the annual potato harvest. It has taken place annually, although during World War II the Merrill Service Club down-sized it to only a late harvest dance with proceeds to charity.

This year's festival will include a parade, football games, a barbecue, musical performances, bed races, and exhibits. Among the exhibits are the biggest, the best-looking and the oddest potatoes.

An Oregon Heritage Tradition must have been in continuous operation for more than 50 years, demonstrate a public profile and reputation that distinguishes it from more routine events, and add to the livability and identity of the state, said commission coordinator Kyle Jansson. A list of previous Tradition designations is available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/pages/oht.aspx

The Oregon Heritage Commission coordinates efforts to solve statewide heritage issues through grants, education, and advocacy, and also promotes heritage tourism efforts.


Attached Media Files: News release , Tradition logo for Potato Festival
Vancouver Superintendent Steven Webb Participates in National League of Innovative Schools Meeting
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/16/14
Washington, D.C. | October 16, 2014 ¬- Vancouver Public Schools' Superintendent Steven Webb joined more than 150 innovative superintendents, school leaders, and representatives from businesses and nonprofits, in the nation's capital for the League of Innovative Schools Fall 2014 Meeting.

During the meeting, which took place Oct. 5-7, Webb participated in workshops with other forward-thinking superintendents, technology developers, researchers, and thought leaders from the White House. A key component of the workshops involved developing action plans that district leaders can pursue together, along with Digital Promise, and take back to their home districts. By pursuing these action plans, League superintendents can overcome some of the most pressing challenges to innovation in public education, including teacher capacity and support, improving assessments, and equitable access to technology for students.

Webb also visited schools within District of Columbia Public Schools, and was able to talk with students and get a first-hand look at an array of innovations, such as classrooms that blend teacher-led instruction with personalized, computer-based lessons.

The meeting concluded with a daylong meeting at the White House with officials from the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Webb talked with officials about college access, connectivity, and the need for better education technology, among other things.

"We are committed to equipping all of our students with the adaptive skills they need to thrive in the 21st century global economy. Digital tools give teachers the ability to make learning more personal and relevant for students. This work is about ensuring that Vancouver graduates are future ready," said Webb.

Participating in this event demonstrates the commitment Webb made upon joining the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of 57 school districts dedicated to innovation. That commitment is to share lessons learned, participate in national and regional forums, and partner with research institutions, technology developers, and other schools to deliver better results for students.

"League superintendents are each doing great work in their districts and this meeting provided a valuable opportunity for them to compare notes with colleagues from across the country and have their voices heard at the highest level - the White House," said Sara Schapiro, director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. "The ideas and action plans that came out of this meeting will help superintendents advance digital learning in their communities and open new doors for students."

For more information on the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools visit: http://www.digitalpromise.org/league.

Contact:
Tom Hagley, Jr.
Chief of Staff
Vancouver Public Schools
tom.hagley@vansd.org

Contact:
Jason Tomassini
Digital Promise
jason@digitalpromise.org


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About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education in order to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. Through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise supports a comprehensive agenda to benefit lifelong learning and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy.
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Crisis Negotiator Competition on Thursday to Hone Negotiators Skills to Resolve Critical Incidents
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/14
The Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team is hosting a Crisis Negotiator Competition on Thursday October 16, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Marshall High School, located at 3905 Southeast 91st Avenue. This competition is the first of its kind in the region.

Nine (9) Crisis Negotiation Teams from Oregon and Washington will be competing for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a spot at the 25th Annual National Competition in San Marcos, Texas in January 2015. Teams include city teams, county teams, multi-agency teams, state police teams and corrections teams. This will be an opportunity for negotiators to hone their skills of resolving critical incidents through negotiations and the use of intelligence.

Chief Judge of the event will be Dr. Wayman Mullins, author of, "Crisis Negotiations, Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections," now in its fifth edition. Chief Facilitator will be Deborah McMahon, Owner of Crisis Systems Management and a nationally recognized negotiations instructor who has facilitated similar competitions across the country.

A similar competition was held in Des Moines, Iowa in July 2014. NBC affiliate WHOtv did the following news segment on the competition: http://whotv.com/2014/07/09/iowa-law-enforcement-teams-test-hostage-negotiation-skills-in-des-moines/

Members of the media are invited at 1:00 p.m. to record some of the training to conduct brief interviews. Interested media should meet Sgt. Pete Simpson at the main entrance to Marshall High School.

The Portland Police Bureau's Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is comprised of 26 members of the Bureau: Two (2) Lieutenants, three (3) Sergeants, 16 negotiators (Sergeants, Detectives and Officers), two (2) mental health professionals, and three technical officers.

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No Ebola case at Salem Hospital
Salem Health - 10/15/14
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that a patient referred to Salem Hospital Emergency Department does not meet the exposure criteria for Ebola and will not be tested.

Salem Hospital has confirmed an alternate condition that supports the symptoms. Salem Hospital will continue to treat the patient and return to normal infection prevention protocols.

"We are very pleased with this outcome, as is the patient. All necessary precautions were taken to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, visitors, volunteers and staff," said Dr. Cort Garrison, Chief Medical Officer. "We have emergency preparedness plans in place, and began closely monitoring the Ebola situation in August using CDC guidelines and resources."

The Oregon Department of Health initially made the recommendation that the patient did not meet the exposure criteria for Ebola and subsequently confirmed that with the CDC. In the meantime, Salem Hospital activated its emergency operations plan, set up an incident command team and isolated the patient according to Salem Health Ebola response protocols.

Salem Health is comprised of Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated health care organizations offering exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. Salem Hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(TM) from Healthgrades in 2014, placing it among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Fire Heavily Damages Commercial Truck and Hay-loaded Trailers - Interstate 84 east of Stanfield (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/15/14
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A truck and two trailers loaded with hay were significantly damaged Wednesday afternoon in a fire along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Stanfield. One westbound lane remains closed at this time and traffic updates are available on TripCheck.com.

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., a truck pulling two flatbed semi-trailers loaded with hay were westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 194 when the 60-year old driver started to smell smoke. The driver stopped about the same time an OSP trooper pulled up to the scene as they noticed a fire had started.

The driver wasn't able to detach the truck from the trailers as the fire spread.

Echo Rural Fire Department responded to handle the fire. ODOT personnel responded to handle traffic control.

The cause of the fire was not available at this time.

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Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 126 west of Prineville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/15/14
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A truck driver was cited Tuesday following an investigation into a minor injury rollover truck crash on Highway 126 west of Prineville.

According to Sergeant Keith Taylor, on October 14, 2014 at approximately 1:51 p.m., a Kenworth truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with mint root stems driven by J. MONROE DeHAVEN, age 34, from Sandy, was eastbound on Highway 126 near milepost 17. While negotiating a downhill right curve the load shifted and the trailer and truck overturned onto their side, spilling the load and also leading to approximately 50 gallons of diesel spilling onto the highway.

A Prineville police officer witnessed the crash and initiated emergency response from OSP, Crook County Fire & Rescue, ODOT and a HazMat cleanup response team.

DeHAVEN received minor injury. Subsequent to the investigation, he was cited by OSP for Failure to Drive Within Lane.

The highway was mostly blocked over 4 hours with one lane of travel available for traffic.

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Oregon's Hospitals and Nurses Work Together to Prepare for Ebola
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 10/15/14
JOINT STATEMENT from the Oregon Nurses Association and the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems:

Ebola preparedness is something Oregon's hospitals and their nursing partners are taking very seriously. Nurses often are the first to encounter a patient who may be showing signs of an infectious disease -- it is critical that they, and all frontline healthcare providers, have the proper training, equipment and protocols to remain safe and care for the patient.

In the wake of the situation in Dallas, Texas, we understand the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reviewing all the protocols and procedures involved, and will be continuously putting out updated guidance as new information is received and best practices are developed. As new CDC guidance is issued regarding Ebola preparedness procedures, we are working with our collective memberships to incorporate all of these updates into plans and protocols.

It is important to remember that this situation is very fluid and rapidly changing. Any amount of preparation will require adjustment as more is learned about how best to care for any patient who is infected with Ebola, while protecting our healthcare providers. We need to continue to be flexible as we receive new guidance. In the end, hospitals and nurses have the same goals in the face of any Ebola case: to ensure patients are appropriately cared for at the right time and the right place and that all hospital and clinical staff are safe in providing that care.

We are directing people - both from our membership ranks and the public - who have questions about the most recent Ebola guidance, information, and protocols to consult the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/.

Lines of communication remain open between hospitals, nurses and our state public health authorities. We will all work together to keep information flowing through these important channels.

For more information please contact Philip Schmidt, OAHHS Director of Public Affairs at 503.636.2204 or pschmidt@oahhs.org OR Cathy Van Zyl, ONA Press & Publications Specialist at 503.293.0011 or vanzyl@oregonrn.org.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1635/78811/ONA-OAHHS-Joint-Statement-Ebola.pdf
Captain Strong's Leadership Program Increases Classroom Learning (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 10/15/14
Captain Strong Primary School students take a seat on their new Buddy Benches, which help foster the leadership habits in students
Captain Strong Primary School students take a seat on their new Buddy Benches, which help foster the leadership habits in students
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At Captain Strong Primary School, kids speak the language of leaders. Words like proactive and synergize are embedded in their vocabulary, as are phrases such as "Begin with the end in mind," and "Seek first to understand, then to be understood." At Battle Ground's Captain Strong Primary, it isn't odd to see one student whisper encouragement to another or ask if a decision is the best one to make in a given situation.

"We're trying to create student leaders out of every single individual in this building," said Michael Michaud, Captain Strong's principal. For the last five years, the students at the primary school have been mentored in the educational version of a best-selling self-help book that identifies seven habits of effective people. The leadership training program, called "The Leader in Me," is based on the seven habits, but is aimed at instilling them in students' lives with explanations that bring the life skills program to their level. Staff, teachers, and students receive regular training on the philosophy, and the program's benefits have been evident among students in the school's performance growth scores.

The Leader in Me program works hand in hand with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at Captain Strong to meet students' social, emotional and behavioral needs. PBIS is a set of practices that models for students what is expected of them. PBIS practices show kids what appropriate behavior is, model that behavior, and then recognize students who demonstrate appropriate behaviors with positive rewards. At Captain, for example, students receive tiny, brightly colored plastic school mascot paws that they save in glass jars and then turn in the full jars for school spirit days and an end-of-year school carnival. Students earn the trinkets by following the LEAD expectations: Learn responsibility, Exhibit respect, Always be safe, and Do your best.

From the time their parents wish them their first nice day as kindergartners, students at Captain Strong are taught the blended programs of behavioral expectations and what it takes to be a leader. The Leader in Me is designed to equip students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive after high school, in business careers or as community volunteers. Students receive an in-depth introduction to the seven habits at the beginning of the year, followed by weekly reinforcement in the way of 30-minute leadership lessons with specialist teachers.

First graders know what it means to be proactive. Michaud recounts little moments that confirm the practice is sinking in. One such moment required gentle affirmation when a seemingly exhausted first grader asked teacher Lucinda Smith whether he had to follow the habits at home, too. Captain Strong teachers encourage students to practice the seven habits in all aspects of their lives, not just in their education.

On the playground, students are asked if the outcome of their actions resulted in a win-win situation. Many occasions have occurred when Michaud has served as a facilitator in recess discussions about who took whose ball and who should be allowed to have the next turn at an activity.

New teachers at Captain Strong are introduced to the leadership program through books and on-site training. This year, a group of Captain Strong teachers spent the recent State Inservice Day in the classroom, learning about the Habits and how they are translated to students in The Leader in Me. After an introduction, staff training continues with books, seminars, and peer groups that show teachers how to incorporate the leadership traits into other lessons. Teachers might discuss a character in a book, for example, for being responsible, demonstrating teamwork, or solving a problem--all traits of a leader.

"That's the most effective way to teach it," said Kristen McIntyre, Captain Strong's school psychologist. "It isn't an additional thing that kids learn. It's a part of who we are." The school also has copies of The Leader in Me books for parents to check out.

This year's fourth graders are well-versed in the principles. They have been schooled in The Leader in Me qualities and PBIS expectations since they first stepped foot on campus as kindergartners. This time and effort that teachers have spent teaching students about leadership principles and behavioral expectations have greatly benefited Captain Strong students.

Captain Strong teachers have enjoyed a dramatic decrease in behavioral distractions in the classroom, giving them more time to spend on lessons. Teachers give fewer referrals to students. Students are more confident. "Ultimately it isn't about us managing kids, it's about kids managing themselves," said Jennifer Kerr, Captain Strong's assistant principal.

Last year, Captain received a Washington State Achievement Award for high growth, which means the school's students have learned at a faster rate than others based on state test results.

Captain adopted the program after Michaud, who was the assistant principal at the time, received the book The Leader in Me as a Christmas gift and shared his enthusiasm for it with then principal Cindy Arnold. Arnold provided books to Captain Strong's staff, and The Leader in Me became a school-wide book study. Staff saw how well The Leader in Me's life skills philosophy meshed with the PBIS expectations, the the two programs blended into what has become a successful model that is ubiquitous in classroom curriculums, during recess and lunch time and at school events.

Michaud and his staff are so enthusiastic about the program and the positive impacts it has had on Captain Strong that they are beginning a three-year journey to become a Lighthouse School. There are 101 such recognized schools around the world that demonstrate advanced implementation of The Leader in Me program throughout their curriculum, culture and traditions.

"This is who we are and what we want our kids to be," Michaud said. "It's teaching kids what we expect of them in all parts of their education."


Attached Media Files: Captain Strong Primary School students take a seat on their new Buddy Benches, which help foster the leadership habits in students , Captain Strong Primary students review the seven habits covered in The Leader in Me during their Leadership Day celebration.
Historical Society Celebrates 100 Years of Women in the Oregon Legislature (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 10/15/14
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Portland, OR - October 15, 2014 - This November marks the 100th anniversary of the election of State Representative Marian Towne, the first woman to serve in the Oregon State Legislature. She would be joined in the 1915 legislative session by Kathryn Clarke, who was elected in a special election in January 1915.

To celebrate this centennial, the Oregon Historical Society will host a panel of former and current women state legislators, who will share stories of their challenges, experiences, and accomplishments. The event is on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue) and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please RSVP to events@ohs.org if you plan to attend.

"With an election around the corner, it is a perfect time to take a look at Oregon's unique political history," said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "Fittingly, this historic discussion will take place on the 180th anniversary of the birth of one of Oregon's most historic political leaders, suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway!"

Panelists Include:

Vicki Berger
Oregon State Representative 2003-present

Margaret Carter
Oregon State Representative 1985-1999
Oregon State Senator 2001-2009
First African-American woman to serve in the Oregon State Legislature

Bev Clarno
Oregon State Representative 1989-1997
Oregon State Senator 2001-2004
2nd woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives


Darlene Hooley
Oregon State Representative 1981-1987
Clackamas County Commissioner 1987-1996
Member, United States House of Representatives 1997-2009

Deborah Kafoury
Oregon State Representative 1999-2004
Multnomah County Commissioner 2009-2013
Chair, Multnomah County Commission 2014-present

Betsy Johnson
Oregon State Representative 2001-2007
Oregon State Senator, 2007-present

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.


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UPDATE: Bomb Squad Responding to Vehicle Explosion in Southwest Portland - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/14
The lockdown has been lifted at Markham Elementary School and students have been released to parents.

Portland Police and Portland Fire Arson Investigators are working with Bomb Techs to process the scene and collect evidence.

Investigators have learned that a small explosive device detonated and damaged two vehicles in the parking lot of an apartment complex next to Markham Elementary School. Investigators are working to determine if the device was contained inside a vehicle or near parked vehicles and why it exploded.

Investigators would like to hear from anyone with information about this incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Arson Detective Joe Luiz at (503) 823-3408, joseph.luiz@portlandoregon.gov; or, Investigator Rick McGraw at (503) 823-3797, rick.mcgraw@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit is responding to the 10600 block of Southwest Capitol Highway on the report of a small explosion in a vehicle.

There are no injuries and it is not known what caused the explosion.

The neighboring elementary school, Markham School, is in a precautionary lockdown and all students are safe.

Area traffic may be affected as the investigation develops.

Updates will be provided when they are available.

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National Park Service Announces the Purchase of a DeHavilland DH-4 Biplane for Exhibit at Pearson Air Museum
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site - 10/15/14
VANCOUVER, WA--The National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is pleased to announce the purchase of an extremely rare 1919 DeHavilland DH-4B "Liberty" biplane for exhibit at the national park's Pearson Air Museum and Jack Murdock Aviation Center.

A contract was signed on September 5 between the National Park Service and Century Aviation of Wenatchee, Washington, for the purchase and restoration of a DH-4B airframe from their collection. The project will restore the airframe to a static condition, using original and replacement parts, along with original construction techniques. A mixture of appropriated NPS and donated funds were used for this purchase. A future contract will be necessary to install the skin and repaint the aircraft, with an expected delivery date in 2016.

The airplane's paint scheme will replicate that of the Liberty flown by Lt. Oakley Kelly, the first Commanding Officer of the Army Air Service's 321st Observation Squadron, which was based at Pearson Field from 1923 to 1941. Famously, Kelly flew his Liberty aircraft in an impromptu race at Pearson Field against a Ryan M-1 single wing mail plane in 1926, and also used it to pilot Oregon Trail pioneer Ezra Meeker back over the his migration route to Dayton, Ohio in 1924.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Century Aviation to return a DH-4 Liberty to Pearson Field for display at Pearson Air Museum," said Pearson Air Museum Manager Dr. Bob Cromwell. "There hasn't been a DH-4 Liberty based here since at least 1927, and it is a key aircraft when discussing the early Army aviation period at Pearson Field in the 1920s."

"Pearson Air Museum will be the perfect home for this restored DH-4B Liberty," said Mark Smith of Century Aviation. "We know the National Park Service will not only display and care for this important aviation artifact, but they will use it to interpret the incredible aviation history of Fort Vancouver and Pearson Field." Century Aviation specializes in the restoration, manufacture, and transportation of historic airplanes for use in museums, and are well known for directing the move of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" from Long Beach, California, to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Century Aviation also has a lot of experience with the DH-4 Liberty, and has restored six DH-4s in the past.

The National Park Service will work with Century Aviation during the contract period to develop interpretive panels from restoration progress reports to keep the visiting public briefed on the project. When completed, the airplane will be one of the signature objects on display at the museum.

"The National Park Service has been working hard to replace and revamp the exhibits at Pearson Air Museum, and the purchase of this DH-4B Liberty shows our long-term commitment to managing the facility," said Tracy Fortmann, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Superintendent. "This is not our first addition to the collection for Pearson Air Museum, and it certainly won't be our last" she added.

Over 4,800 DH-4 Liberties were constructed in the United States from 1917 to 1923, and the design was the only American-built aircraft to enter combat during World War I. The ravages of time have reduced the numbers of intact American-built Liberties to probably fewer than 20, with only five currently on the Federal Aviation Administration registry approved for flight. The airplane was originally designed by British engineer Geoffrey DeHavilland as a light bomber, and British forces flew them into combat starting in 1916. American firms, including Dayton Wright Aviation Company, Fisher Body Corporation, and Standard Aircraft Corporation, built them under an agreement with DeHavilland, from ca. 1917-1922.

The National Park Service is also pleased to announce the arrival of a late-1930s period Pratt & Whitney R-985 aircraft engine on loan from the National Museum of the Marine Corps. This engine will be on exhibit to help interpret the late 1930s aviation history revolving around the Army Air Corps 321st Observation Squadron.

BACKGROUND
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is the heart of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. The Vancouver National Historic Reserve brings together a national park, a premier archaeological site, the region's first military post, an international fur trade emporium, one of the oldest operating airfields, the first national historic site west of the Mississippi River, and a waterfront trail and environmental center on the banks of the Columbia River. The partners of the Reserve teach visitors about the fur trade, early military life, natural history, and pioneers in aviation, all within the context of Vancouver's role in regional and national development. The Reserve's vast array of public programs -- including living history events, cultural demonstrations, exhibits, active archaeology, and other special events and activities -- create a dynamic, fun, and unique tourist destination for people of all ages.
Port of Vancouver USA approves sale of 9.6 acres to steel manufacturer Maruichi Northwest
Port of Vancouver - 10/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - An advanced manufacturing facility is poised to be the first development in the Port of Vancouver USA's Centennial Industrial Park (CIP), a prime light-industrial site in southwestern Clark County.

The port's Board of Commissioners approved the sale of 9.6 acres in CIP to Maruichi Northwest in its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Maruichi Northwest, a subsidiary of Maruichi American Corporation, plans to invest more than $30 million in land, facilities and equipment for a structural steel tubing mill. It expects to initially hire 20 to 25 workers to manufacture structural and ornamental steel components.

Sale vs. lease
It's rare for the Port of Vancouver to sell property. The decision to sell is made only after careful consideration and preservation of public interest in the property. Through contract conditions, the port has the ability to repurchase the property from Maruichi should any of the following occur:
* Construction does not begin within 12 months or operations within 24 months;
* Minimum employment levels are not maintained;
* Operations on the property cease;
* The property is offered for sale.

The last time the port sold property was in 2010, when Farwest Steel purchased 17.5 acres near Terminal 4. Farwest built a steel fabrication, treatment and distribution facility on the property, investing more than $25 million and bringing 228 jobs to Clark County.

Maruichi's planned investment has similar benefits to the port and community. The company further diversifies the port's metals/steel business cluster, and plans to build a clean, state-of-the-industry manufacturing facility and create up to 50 new jobs.

"It makes a lot of sense for Maruichi to locate at the Port of Vancouver," said port CEO Todd Coleman. "Farwest and Genie are big local customers, we're looking at an estimated 5,900 hours of longshore labor on the docks per year, and we've also talked about working with existing tenants like TriStar Transload to meet Maruichi's rail loading needs. It's a smart move all around."

"(Maruichi) has been thinking about this Northwest operation for a long time, I would say more than 10 years," said Maruichi American Corporation president Sho Morita. "It wasn't a question of if, it was a question of where, because the time has come.

"This is a great, exciting moment for us at Maruichi, and I believe and hope it could be a great opportunity for the local community, as well."

The port and Maruichi will begin the process of selling and developing the property this fall. Facility construction is expected to begin in spring 2015, with full completion and operation expected in late 2015 or early 2016.

Business synergies
Metals are big business in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, which is home to giants such as Metro Metals NW and Schnitzer Steel. The Port of Vancouver's metals/steel business cluster includes Farwest Steel, Bowers Steel/DCB Industries, Sapa Profiles and Pacific Coast Shredding.

Business synergies encourage local and regional economic growth by attracting similar and complementary businesses as well as the elements that support those businesses: suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, academics and others. Regional examples include high-tech industries in Seattle and athletic/outdoor industries in Portland, Oregon.

Business synergies at the Port of Vancouver include agricultural (e.g. Northwest Packing, United Grain Corporation), mineral (e.g. Glacier Northwest-CalPortland, Kinder Morgan) and energy (e.g. NGL Energy, Tesoro).

Centennial Industrial Park
Ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply chain support, the 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 shovel-ready acres and 50 adjacent acres for future development. CIP was made possible by $5.7 million grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce's Jobs Now Act 2012, which allowed the Port of Vancouver to move forward with infrastructure improvements.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1489/78808/101514_Maruichi_sale_approved.pdf
Vancouver mayor boycotts prayer breakfast (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/15/14
Vancouver Mayor Timothy J. Leavitt
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Vancouver, Wash. - Today, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt announced he would boycott the 2014 Clark County Mayor and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at the Hilton.

"The purpose of the prayer breakfast is to bring together people of many different faiths and religions to pray for, honor and encourage military personnel, public safety first responders, civic leaders and others who serve our community - and that is an effort that I do support," said Leavitt. "In fact, the vision of the breakfast is 'Inspiring Clark County residents to honor, encourage and support each other.' But, it is apparent to me that the values and beliefs of the keynote speaker are not consistent with the original vision of this event. In fact, I'm certain that Lt. General Boykin's position on a number of social, political and religious issues does not at all reflect the values of acceptance, tolerance and compassion our community strives for."

When information about this year's speaker, retired Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, began circulating earlier this week, Leavitt said that he intended to honor his commitment to host the event, but did not intend to stay for the presentation. However, after personally researching and reviewing Boykin's previous public statements, Leavitt strengthened his stance.

"I respect and commend the lieutenant general for his service to our country," said Leavitt. "However, I can't condone extremist values through my attendance and participation at the breakfast. Vancouver prides itself on being a welcoming community for all faiths, cultures and belief systems. Frankly, I'm stunned that the event planning committee, when given the option to correct a poor decision, chose to keep the invitation to Boykin. I encourage others, including the event sponsors, to carefully consider their attendance and support."

The annual prayer breakfast is organized by a group of civic and religious organizations led by the Full Gospel Men's Fellowship in America. The host duties for the event rotate among the mayors of Clark County's cities and this year was Leavitt's turn to host. The City of Vancouver does not sponsor or organize the event.

Additionally, Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV) was erroneously listed on the prayer breakfast website as a sponsor of the event. The prayer breakfast organizers hired CVTV to tape and broadcast the event, but CVTV is not a sponsor.

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Attached Media Files: Vancouver Mayor Timothy J. Leavitt
Camas High School Choirs present An Evening on Broadway
Camas Sch. Dist. - 10/15/14
Students of Camas High School's award-winning drama and music departments will be performing popular selections from Broadway musicals in their second annual Evening on Broadway on Monday, October 27, at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the box office, which opens at 6 PM. This year's blockbuster sequel brings more choreography, costumes, and songs from America's favorite shows.
Local Flooding Caused by Leaves
City of Salem - 10/15/14
Salem Public Works Dispatch has received approximately 20 calls related to intersection flooding this morning. Crews responded to and addressed all reported issues.

Leaves are starting to fall and the combination of fallen leaves and rain leads to clogged storm drains and local street flooding. Salem's street sweepers are running around the clock. Last year during the fall season, the City's street sweeping program collected more than 4,700 cubic yards of leaves, or the equivalent of 470 dump trucks, while clearing the streets of leaf debris.

Residents can lend a hand in preventing local flooding by adopting a storm drain and keeping it clear of leaves. If you see leaves accumulate in your neighborhood storm drain, follow these steps to help keep the drains clear:

1. Grab a rake, gloves, boots, and a bin or bag to collect the leaves.

2. Rake leaves off the storm drain and put them into your yard waste bin, compost pile, or bag them for later disposal. The City's Fall Leaf Haul is scheduled for December 6, 2014.

Remember to keep safety in mind: never remove the storm drain cover and be sure to remain on the curb when collecting leaves. If standing water persists after debris has been removed, call City of Salem Public Works Dispatch at 503-588-6333.
MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY: State, county public health officials discuss Ebola
Oregon Health Authority - 10/15/14
October 15, 2014

What: State and county public health physicians will answer questions about the ongoing Ebola situation.

When: TODAY, October 15, 2:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 1-D, 800 NE Oregon St.

Who:
* Paul Cieslak, MD
Medical Director, Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention
Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority

* Paul Lewis, MD
Health Officer
Multnomah County Health Department

Details: Information about Ebola, as well as links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pages about the disease, are available at https://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/DiseasesAZ/Pages/disease.aspx?did=128.

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Symposium on racial coalition marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
WSU Vancouver - 10/15/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington State University Vancouver will observe the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act with a two-day symposium, "The Power of Racial Coalition," on campus Oct. 29 - 30. Participants will explore the value of interracial unity, coalition building, political education and activism.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature film footage, lectures and panel discussions. The Rev. Dr. Donald Matthews, author of "Honoring the Ancestor" and other books, will be the keynote speaker on Oct. 30.

Following are highlights of the two-day event:

Part 1: Recalling the Power of Racial Coalition
4 - 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Through film footage and discussion, this event will focus on coalition building and activism, centering on Freedom Summer of 1964. The Civil Rights Act was established on July 2 of that year. With white youth and black organizers joining in the cause, the coalition registered voters, established Freedom Schools and drew attention to violence and murders taking place in the Jim Crow South.

Part 2: Racial Coalition in 2014?
Noon - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110
Matthews, a scholar of religion and black studies, will discuss the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of a "beloved community." Panelists will include representatives from the Vancouver and Portland NAACP, Urban League and WSU Vancouver.

ABOUT WSU VANCOUVER
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters and in the blue daily pay lot for $3.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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SWWDC and Partners Receive $8.45 Million to Train 1,000 Long-Term Unemployed and Veterans
SW Wash Workforce Development Council - 10/15/14
Vancouver, Wash. (October 15, 2014) - The Southwest Washington/Portland Metro Area will receive nearly $8.5 million to train 850 long-term unemployed individuals and 150 veterans for jobs in manufacturing and information technology.

The grant proposal, a collaboration between the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), Worksystems, Inc. and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County is one of only three grants awarded nationally that cover more than one state. A total of 23 grants were awarded.

"By continuing to work closely with our Portland-based partners, we are able to bring valuable resources into our community," said SWWDC Chief Executive Officer Jeanne Bennett. "In this case, manufacturing and IT companies will benefit from a skilled-up workforce and local residents will meet the demand for local jobs. Ideally, this will lead to business growth and more jobs in Southwest Washington."

Southwest Washington will receive $1,890,800 to assist a minimum of 240 residents who have experienced long periods of unemployment.

The three-year grant will provide needs and skills assessments, job placement services, coaching, work-based training (on-the-job training, supported work experience, internships), and short-term intensive skills training for individuals in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. Participants may also receive financial counseling, child-care support, health care and other supporter services to help them focus on finding a job.

The grant is part of $169,771,960 in Ready to Work grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to expedite the employment of Americans struggling with long-term unemployment.

Individuals looking for jobs should contact WorkSource in Clark County at 360-735-5000 and in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties at 360-577-2250 to learn about no-cost programs that will help them gain the necessary skills to be competitive in today's job market.

Businesses looking for employees can contact Darcy Hoffman at the Vancouver WorkSource office at 360-735-5038 or dhoffman@esd.wa.gov or Tina Cruz at the Kelso WorkSource office at 360-578-4254 or tcruz@esd.wa.gov for no-cost assistance writing job descriptions, posting job openings and screening candidates.


About the Workforce Boards:

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, is the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. SWWDC brings together funding, state agencies, local service providers, colleges and community organizations to provide employment and training services to businesses, job seekers and youth. Learn more at www.swwdc.org.

Worksystems, Inc. (www.worksystems.org) is a nonprofit agency that accelerates economic growth in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties by pursuing and investing resources to improve the quality of the workforce. We design and coordinate workforce development programs and services delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers. Our partners include employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based and economic development organizations.

The Workforce Investment Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a strong workforce in Clackamas County. Through public-private partnerships, we attract funding to help local businesses proactively address a key challenge to their success--a skilled, competitive workforce. For more information, visit http://www.wicco.org.

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Portland Water Bureau reopens northbound traffic lanes on SE 162nd Avenue at SE Division Street
Portland Water Bureau - 10/15/14
The contractor for the Portland Water Bureau has completed the installation of a large water pipe vault under SE 162th Avenue at SE Division Street. The northbound lanes from SE Division Street are now open to all traffic.

The underground work required that all northbound lanes on SE 162nd Avenue from
SE Division Street be closed for six months.

The contactor has moved the work zone south to SE 162nd Avenue at SE Rhone Street, where pipe connection work will occur inside an existing water vault. This work will impact a short section of one northbound traffic lane, which will be coned around the work zone.

At the end of each work day, the lane will be steel sheeted and reopened. Typically, work hours are 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. This vault work is scheduled to take six to eight weeks to complete.

The vault work is part of the improvements required to connect the city's new second Powell Butte reservoir to the water system.

For more project information, visit portlandonline.com/water and click on the Powell Butte Reservoir 2 Project link.
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/15/14
The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with Safe Kids Washington County and Kuni Collision Center will be conducting a free child car seat clinic on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Kuni Collision Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This clinic is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A properly installed and used child safety seat will greatly decrease the chance of your child sustaining a serious or life threating injury during a motor vehicle crash.

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different car seats on the market, it's no wonder parents find this overwhelming.

The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child's age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner's manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased.

The best car seat is the one that you will use properly. This is what we hope to teach you when you come to one of our car seat clinics. The uses of safety belts and child safety seats have been proven to greatly reduce your chances of sustaining serious injuries during a motor vehicle crash.

A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes.
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K9 Deputy Hondo Retires (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/15/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that after a long, nearly nine year career with the Linn County Sheriff's Office, K9 Deputy Hondo will be hanging up his leash to live a leisurely life of retirement.

During Hondo's entire career, he was partnered with Deputy John Trenary. As you can imagine, the bond between Deputy Trenary and Hondo was very strong making the two inseparable. Hondo was deployed over 500 times in his career and is credited with finding over 185 pounds of illegal drugs (marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine) with a total "street value" of approximately $750,000.

Alerts from Hondo also lead to the location and seizure of nearly 700 pieces of drug paraphernalia, over 100 items of MDMA and prescription controlled substances comingled with illegal drugs, and over $126,000 in currency from drug sales proceeds.

The children who swarmed around Hondo at school presentations and public appearances loved him. His friendly, happy demeanor made Hondo an incredibly effective ambassador to the Linn County community; humanizing our Office to the citizens we serve.

Unfortunately, Hondo's arthritis is preventing him from continuing his career. Medically, he is no longer suited for law enforcement. Though his back might be failing, his spirit is just as energetic and fun loving as ever. Hondo has certainly earned an extravagant retirement of table scraps, belly rubs, and lounging with his family.


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Presidential search committee membership announced for Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University - 10/15/14
The State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE) and Western Oregon University (WOU) have announced membership of the search committee to assist in the search for WOU's next president. The next president, who will replace retiring WOU president Mark Weiss, is slated to start July 1, 2015 at the same time the inaugural WOU Board of Trustees will assume authority over the university.

Witt/Kieffer has been selected as the search firm to support WOU and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE) throughout this process. Information about the search process can be found at wou.edu/presidentialsearch.

"My appreciation goes out to the members of this committee, who represent the varied perspectives and strengths found within the WOU community as well as Oregon," said Jim Francesconi, chair of the search committee and representative from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. "WOU brings great value to our state and the committee recognizes that the next president must be a strong, visionary leader who will lead the university in its continued growth and continue the excellent work achieved during Weiss' tenure."

The search committee includes members from the current OSBHE and WOU's inaugural board of trustees to ensure involvement of current and future governance groups on the committee. Committee members also represent constituencies across campus, the community and WOU alumni.

Presidential search committee membership:
* Jim Francesconi (committee chair), OSBHE member and vice president of MODAHealth
* Dr. Ed Ray, Oregon State University president
* Dr. Emily Plec, head, Communications Studies Department
* Eric Bruce, instructor, Division of Health and Physical Education
* Robert Monge, instruction and outreach librarian
* Dr. Cornelia Paraskevas, professor of linguistics*
* Tina Fuchs, dean of students
* Kimber Townsend, research analyst, College of Education
* Corbin Garner, Associated Students of Western Oregon University president
* Dr. Susanne Monahan, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
* Darin Silbernagel, director, business affairs
* Paul Kyllo, president, WOU Alumni Association
* Dr. John Minahan, former president of WOU*
* Jim Baumgartner, president, WOU Foundation Board*
* Jaime Arredando, secretary-treasurer, Oregon's Farmworker Union (Pineros Campesinos Unidoes del Noroeste)*
* Dr. Salam Noor, director of academic planning and policy for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, effective November 2014
* Cec Koontz, business manager, Central School District*

*members of WOU's board of trustees

About WOU
Western Oregon University (WOU), founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is Oregon's oldest public university. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Upcoming patron tour to feature Fruit Valley Community Learning Center and Peter S. Ogden Elementary School
Vancouver Sch. Dist. - 10/15/14
On Friday, Nov. 7, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his first patron tour of the 2014-2015 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Fruit Valley Community Learning Center and Peter S. Ogden Elementary School.

Both schools will showcase applications of the district's strategic plan, Design II, and commitment to preparing students for college, careers and life.

The tour of Fruit Valley Community Learning Center will highlight its Family-Community Resource Center, community partnerships and full-day kindergarten program.

At Ogden, visitors will learn how an elementary school creates a culture of respect and caring by implementing clear behavioral expectations, bullying-prevention programs, social-emotional learning and academic interventions that increase student engagement and build positive relationships among students and staff.

The free tour will begin and end at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Rd. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. After visiting Fruit Valley and Ogden, guests have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and a delicious lunch prepared by culinary arts students. Lunch is available for $4 per person.

Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Visit www.vansd.org/PatronTours or contact Sue Knable at 360-313-4720 to sign up.
Marine Board to Meet in Astoria October 22
Oregon Marine Board - 10/15/14
The Oregon State Marine Board will hold their quarterly Board meeting beginning at
9 a.m. at the Barbey Maritime Center, 2042 Marine Drive in Astoria, on October 22.

The Board will consider a citizen petition requesting the initiation of rulemaking to prohibit the use of personal watercraft within the estuary of the Salmon River in Lincoln County. The Board may choose to open the rulemaking process, reject the petition, or other take other action.

Other agenda items include the following:
* Smoke detectors on vessels
* Staff program reports
* Clean Vessel Act Program Grants
* Consider a new agency logo concept

The meeting is being held in a facility that is accessible for persons with disabilities. For a communication aid request or agenda questions, please contact June LeTarte, Executive Assistant,at 503-378-2617 by Monday, October 20. The Board will accept Public Comment during the designated period at the start of the meeting.

The meeting agenda and staff reports can be downloaded from http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/members.aspx.
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Salem Police Seek Public Assistance In Locating Missing Juvenile (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 10/15/14
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"Chloe Nelson has been located safe in California and is currently being reunited with her family. It appears as though her disappearance was staged, and the investigation is continuing."



Salem Police Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in locating a 14-year old female who is missing from her residence in South Salem.

Chloe Olivia Nelson, at 14-year old white female juvenile, was discovered missing from her residence at approximately 6:00 am on October 14. It is believed that she left of her own accord, but her disappearance is highly unusual. Chloe is described as being approximately 5'04 tall, with a medium build, long brown hair and possibly in possession of a green backpack.

A missing person report has been taken by the Salem Police Department and Chloe's information has been entered into appropriate law enforcement databases. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

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Dave Stuckey named Oregon Military Department Interagency Director upon announcement of Dave Ferre retirement
Oregon Military Department - 10/15/14
SALEM, Oregon -- Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, in coordination with the Oregon Governor's office, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Stuckey as the Oregon Military Department's (OMD) Interagency Director, effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Stuckey, who is currently the Director of Oregon's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is scheduled to replace Dave Ferre, who has announced his retirement.

"Dave Ferre's vast amount of interagency experience and background as an exceptional leader was instrumental to the success of our organization," said Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson. "We thank him for a career of contributions and life-long sacrifice to his state and nation, and look forward to David Stuckey's knowledge, experience, and leadership as our new Interagency Director."

The search to fill the position of OEM Director will be an open competitive application process. The selected candidate will work directly with Stuckey through the end of 2014 to ensure a smooth transition.

Ferre has more than 30 years of collective experience as a state employee beginning as an Oregon State Trooper in 1976. He has held various positions in state government to include acting OMD State Personnel director, OMD State Financial manager/comptroller, OMD Installations director and director of Service Member and Family Support.

To complement his long state service, Ferre has had a successful parallel military career. He served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, beginning in 1975. He transferred to the Air Reserve in 1976, and joined the Oregon Air National Guard in 1981. Ferre served as a weapons controller and disaster preparedness officer, and eventually as director of operations and the unit commander for the 104th Air Control Squadron.

After serving a number of command positions throughout the Oregon Air National Guard, to include the plans and programs officer, executive officer for the 142nd Fighter Wing, and 142nd Mission Support Group commander, Ferre was appointed as the Oregon Combat Operations Group commander. In August 2005, Ferre was appointed the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Oregon (appointed by the Chief of National Guard Bureau). He retired from the military as a colonel in December 2011.

Stuckey has a long and established career in the military and emergency management. He served as deputy director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management from April 2010 to June 2012. During that time, he was part of three presidential declarations and multiple emergency response activation.

Stuckey was instrumental in responding to the 2011 Oregon floods and was the Governor's authorized representative and State coordinating officer in response to the tsunami resulting from the Japanese earthquake, which occurred March 11, 2011.

The mission of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management is to maintain emergency response and recovery activities with the state and local emergency services agencies and organizations.
National Survey by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Shows Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction
Woloshin Communications - 10/15/14
PORTLAND, ORE. (October 15, 2014) - Americans with chronic pain say that current treatments using prescription painkillers do not work, leading to years of intense suffering, thoughts of suicide and often dependence on the medications, according to a new national survey sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

"Many people with chronic pain feel hopeless," said Dr. Peter Przekop, a leading U.S. chronic pain and addiction treatment expert who treats patients at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. "The pain seems unending, traditional treatment often leads to drug addiction, and many wonder if life is worth living."


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Addiction and Treatment." Conducted
in 2014 by Q Market Research, Eagan, Minnesota, with responses from 1,009 Americans with chronic pain, giving the
results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%.

The 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain do so at a cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity.1

Oregon now leads the nation in the abuse of painkillers.

Between 2000 and 2012, more than 4,000 Oregonians died from drug abuse.

* Oregon's death rate from opioid overdose quadrupled.

* Oregon's death rate from heroin overdose tripled.


The survey reveals that nearly eight of 10 (79.5%) of those being medicated for their pain would be willing to reduce or eliminate their current medications and try an alternative treatment for their chronic pain.


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Addiction and Treatment." Conducted in 2014 by Q Market Research, Eagan, Minnesota, with responses from 1,009 Americans with chronic pain, giving the results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%.

The Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage has a program that is unique in the country for chronic pain. In Oregon, Andrew Mendenhall, M.D, medical director of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, at Beaverton, Oregon runs the chronic pain and opioid program. According to an outcome survey by the Betty Ford Center, some 73% of its patients are pain-free and drug-free a year after treatment.

"The medical system is too reliant on addictive drugs that don't work and lead to costly and long-term liabilities," said Dr. Przekop. "Truly this is a situation that needs new approaches."

Other highlights of the survey:

* Doctors are prescribing addictive medicines to people with a history of addiction.

* Nearly half of those surveyed (48.2%) take three or more pain medications.

* 50.4% experienced lost productivity at work

* 36.5% faced problems with family relationships

The survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Treatments and Addiction," was conducted in July 2014 by Q Market Research with responses from 1,009 Americans with chronic pain, giving the results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%.

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at www.hazeldenbettyford.org.

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The Survey, "Chronic Pain in America: Consequences, Treatments and Addiction," was commissioned by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and conducted in July 2014 by Q Market Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1,009 Americans with chronic pain completed the survey, from among an online panel of chronic pain sufferers, giving the results a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of ± 3.0%. Complete survey results are available at www.bettyfordcenter.org

1. Institute of Medicine, June 29, 2011. Committee chair Phillip Pizzo, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine.
City streets and parks receiving accessibility and safety improvements (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/15/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - Starting in December, several streets and parks will be improved thanks to grant funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The City of Vancouver and the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance will receive approximately $450,000 in CDBG funds for the following safety and accessibility improvements:

* Meadow Homes Park (4500 E. 18th St.): Install new playground equipment and lighting
* Marshall Park (1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd.): Replace the existing climbing structure
* Fruit Valley Park (3200 Fruit Valley Rd.): Install lighting
* Intersection of Evergreen Boulevard and C Street: Install audible crossing signals and replace portions of the sidewalk that do not meet ADA standards
* Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements on 33rd Street, between St. Johns Boulevard and K Street:
- bicycle shared-lane or "sharrow" pavement markings between K and N streets
- striped 6-foot bike lanes between N Street and St. Johns Boulevard
- two pedestrian refuge islands at the P Street and X Street intersections
- realign the ADA ramp on the south east side of the P Street intersection

Construction will occur between December 2014 and June 2015.

For more information about the CDBG program, please visit www.cityofvancouver.us/cdbg. Questions about the individual projects can be directed to:

Park Projects: Terry Snyder, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, 360-487-8317, terry.snyder@cityofvancouver.us

Audible Crossing Signal Project: Jeffrey Herb, Public Works, 360-487-8177, jeffrey.herb@cityofvancouver.us

33rd Street Project: Leslie Degenhart, Public Works, 360-487- 7710, leslie.degenhart@cityofvancouver.us

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Amber alert issued for Vancouver boy (Update 3)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/15/14
*** UPDATE ***

At this time no charges are being filed against Alexey Voronenko in relation to this case.Vancouver Police detectives are continuing their investigation. No additional information is available.


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*** Update ***

Early this morning, Deputies from the Hood County Sheriff's Office spotted Alexey's vehicle and located both Andrey and Alexey in a campground outside of Hood River. Both are safe.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department are in Hood River and are continuing the investigation.

Nothing further is available at this time and additional information will be released once it becomes available.


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Child located and is safe.
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Vancouver, Wash. - On October 14, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Vancouver Police issued an Amber Alert in an attempt to locate Andrey Voronenko, 10. Andrey's father, Alexey Voronenko, 38, picked him up from Mill Plain Elementary School in Vancouver, Wa around 2:30 p.m., Alexey Voronenko had previously been in jail in Texas for domestic violence and Andrey's mother fled with Andrey to Vancouver while Alexey was in jail.

Alexey has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and it is unknown if he uses drugs. Vancouver Police have concern for Andrey's welfare and safety.

Andrey Voronenko is 4'10", 70 lbs., brown hair, green eyes, last seen wearing a navy polo with pink stripes, grey pants and blue and grey tennis shoes, and a dark navy raincoat.

Alexey Voronenko is 6'2", 300 lbs., brown greying hair, blue eyes and has a mustache.

Alexey is believed to be driving a dark grey, four door, 2007 Honda Accord with tinted windows a sunroof, and Texas plates CKK3638

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alexey or Andrey Voroneko should call 360-696-4461 or 911.
One Person Pulled from Residential Fire in Milwaukie *Update* (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 10/15/14
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Sadly, the victim who was pulled from Tuesday's residential fire in Milwaukie has died. The name of the victim is not available at this time pending family notification. Please remember to have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and inside of the sleeping areas.
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Shortly before 5:00pm Firefighters were called to a report of a residential fire with a person trapped at 3830 SE Adams St. in Milwaukie. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the house and were told by the home owner that his wife was still inside, unable to get out. Firefighters went into "Rescue Mode," to quickly search the home at which point they located the victim in a back bedroom. Crews were able to remove the victim from the back bedroom and out to a side lawn where medical care was rendered. The victim was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

The house fire was initially noticed by a child returning from school who alerted his father that the neighbors house was on fire. The neighbor then called 911 to report the incident.
Fire Investigators are on scene and have determined that this fire was caused by cooking and combustibles too close to the stove. Damage amounts are not available at this time. Clackamas Fire would like to remind people to ensure that the work space around the stove is clear and to never leave combustible material on the stove.


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24-Year-Old Woman Indicted, Arrested on 93 Charges in West Coast Car Crushing Investigation (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/15/14
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On Tuesday October 14, 2014, a 24-year-old woman was arrested in connection with an auto theft investigation centering on West Coast Car Crushing and A1 Light Truck and Van Parts, both located in North Portland.

Andrea Nichole Schneider was arrested booked into the Multnomah County Jail after being indicted on 93 charges: Two (2) counts of Racketeering, 22 counts of Illegal Salvage, 23 counts of Theft in the First Degree, 23 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Motor Vehicle, and 23 counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

Schneider will be arraigned on Wednesday.

During this investigation, the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have arrested and/or indicted nearly three dozen people in connection with this investigation.

On April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served several search warrants in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing, significant auto theft investigation.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

* 9609 North Columbia Boulevard (A1 Light Truck and Van Parts)

* 9101 North Columbia Boulevard (West Coast Car Crushing)

* 330 North Lotus Isle Drive

* 516 West Fourth Plain Boulevard (Vancouver, WA)

* 514 Northwest 40th Street (Vancouver, WA)

This large-scale auto theft investigation involved the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct and Detective Division, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

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Amber alert issued for Vancouver boy (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/14/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - On October 14, 2014, at approximately 10:00 p.m., Vancouver Police issued an Amber Alert in an attempt to locate Andrey Voronenko, 10. Andrey's father, Alexey Voronenko, 38, picked him up from Mill Plain Elementary School in Vancouver, Wa around 2:30 p.m., Alexey Voronenko had previously been in jail in Texas for domestic violence and Andrey's mother fled with Andrey to Vancouver while Alexey was in jail.

Alexey has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and it is unknown if he uses drugs. Vancouver Police have concern for Andrey's welfare and safety.

Andrey Voronenko is 4'10", 70 lbs., brown hair, green eyes, last seen wearing a navy polo with pink stripes, grey pants, blue and grey tennis shoes, and a dark navy raincoat.

Alexey Voronenko is 6'2", 300 lbs., brown greying hair, blue eyes and has a mustache.

Alexey is believed to be driving a dark grey, four door, 2007 Honda Accord with tinted windows a sunroof, and Texas plates CKK3638

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alexey or Andrey Voroneko should call 360-696-4461 or 911.


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Red Cross Responds to Damascus Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/14/14
Disaster Volunteers from the Red Cross assisted 2 adults affected by a single
family fire in the 17000 block of Tong Rd. In Damascus. The Red Cross provided food, clothing, comfort kits and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit serves search warrant in drug dealing and distribution investigation
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
This evening, Tuesday October 14, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant at a residence located at 1912 SE 112th Ave. Portland, OR. The search warrant was served as part of a drug investigation into illegal drug dealing, distribution and manufacture of methamphetamine.

Three people were detained at the scene while MCSO SIU processed the search warrant. During the search investigators discovered and seized methamphetamine, drug packaging and scales, cash, marijuana, and evidence of manufacturing.

Alexander Barrington Rudine, Age 37, of Portland, OR was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Delivery of Controlled Substance, and Manufacture of Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school.

Morgan Amanda Clingings, Age 39, of Portland, OR was arrested on a felony outstanding warrant for burglary charges.

A third person was interviewed at the scene and released.

Alexander Rudine and Morgan Clingings were transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Booking photos are available on our website at www.mcso.us

The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. More information will be provided when available.
Red Cross First Aid/CPR Class Teaches Life-Saving Skills
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/14/14
Looking to learn life-saving skills? The American Red Cross is holding a First Aid/CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Hood River Armory. The course teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, head and neck injuries, heat and cold emergencies, and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Successful students receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Class fee $70. Register by 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at www.redcross.org/takeaclass or 800-RED-CROSS.
Remote Locator assists deputies with stolen vehicle arrest
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on October 14, 2014, at 10:12 a.m. deputies recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested Sweet Home resident, Zachary Mitchell Johnson 21-years old and Stefani Michelle Brock 24-years old of Lebanon.

Deputies were advised by Sweet Home Police dispatch of a stolen vehicle which was just reported to the Sweet Home Police Department. Deputies were advised the stolen vehicle was a maroon 1992 Honda Accord which contained a personally owned remote locater device. Deputies were given a possible location of the stolen vehicle near Allbee Lane and Knox Butte road in Albany. Deputies located the vehicle turning west on Knox Butte road from Allbee Lane. Deputies stopped the vehicle on Knox Butte road, east of Harber road. The two occupants were arrested without incident.

Mr. Johnson was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Criminal Mischief II, Theft II and Attempted Theft II. Ms. Brock, the operator, was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Possession of less than 1oz. Marijuana and Driving while suspended. Both Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Brock were transported and lodged at the Linn County Jail.
County advisory group for state forestry to meet October 20 in Tillamook County
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/14/14
A group of county commissioners representing Oregon counties that, in the past, deeded forestland to the state for management will meet on Monday, October 20 in the Tillamook State Forest at the South Fork Forest Camp.

Items on the Forest Trust Land Advisory Committee's (FTLAC) agenda include an alternative forest management plan update and state forest-related bills for the 2015-2017 Oregon legislative session. The Department of State Lands' Elliott State Forest Alternative Project will also be discussed.

The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Fork Forest Camp, 48300 Wilson River Highway, Tillamook County.

FTLAC meetings are open to the public, and an opportunity for public comment will be provided at approximately 10 a.m.

To comply with facility public access and security standards, attendees are asked to e-mail Mary Schmelz at mschmelz@odf.state.or.us to RSVP. A form of valid photo identification is required to enter the meeting.

The FTLAC is a legally mandated committee of county commissioners representing counties that deeded lands to the state. The committee advises the Board of Forestry on matters in which counties may have a responsibility related to forestland managed by ODF.

Counties depend on revenue generated from management activities on these lands. The revenue is used primarily for local schools and also helps fund county government and local taxing districts.

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

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Homicide Update: Police Attempting to Locate Homicide Suspect Teddy Stivahtis Jr. Also Suspected In Recent Bank Robbery (Photo)
Gresham Police Dept - 10/14/14
Stivahtis Jr.
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Gresham, Ore. - Gresham police detectives and the East County Major Crimes Team are attempting to locate Teddy Stivahtis Jr., 36, now considered a suspect in the Oct. 10 stabbing murder of Deanna Stivahtis. Teddy, who is Deanna's nephew, was seen driving Deanna's van away from her residence before her body was discovered. Teddy is described as a white male with hazel eyes and short brown hair. He is approximately 5-feet-9-inches tall and 165 pounds. The homicide investigation is ongoing. (Photograph of Teddy attached.)

On Oct. 13, 2014, Teddy used a demand note to rob a Chase Bank branch at the Fred Meyer, 1401 S.E. First Ave, Canby, Ore. He fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Canby Police Department contacted Gresham detectives with the information and is working with the East County Major Crimes Team and FBI to apprehend Teddy.

Police warn Teddy should be considered armed and dangerous, asking the public to call 911 immediately if he is seen.

Deanna's 1998 dark green Dodge Caravan, with extensive damage on the passenger side, is still missing. If the vehicle is seen, police warn to call 911 immediately and not attempt to contact the occupants. If anybody has information regarding a possible location of Teddy or the vehicle, they are asked to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719. Messages can be left anonymously.

There is no further information available at this time.


Attached Media Files: Stivahtis Jr.
Northwest Storm Goalball Team Places First at 2014 South Sound Throw Down (Photo)
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 10/14/14
Left to right: Sonja Steinbach (coach), Nov Gnik, Nathan Purcell, Gabe Markstrom
Left to right: Sonja Steinbach (coach), Nov Gnik, Nathan Purcell, Gabe Markstrom
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-448-7254
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Storm Goalball Team Places First at 2014 South Sound Throw Down

Vancouver, Washington--October 14th, 2014--The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today the Northwest Storm Men's Goalball Team placed first at the 2014 South Sound Throw Down Goalball Tournament on October 11th and 12th in Tacoma, WA. The event attracted 12 teams from across the Northwest. It was hosted by Northwest Association for Blind Athletes and Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation.

Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Developed after WWII as a way to keep blinded veterans physically active, it has become the premiere team game for blind athletes. Played competitively by men and women, it is a very fast paced, physically challenging, strategic and exciting game.

"We would like to congratulate all of the athletes who helped the Storm take first place at the tournament last weekend. Opportunities like these are essential to building confidence, self -esteem, and physical fitness , all of which improve quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired in our community. "said Co-Founder & Executive Director, Billy Henry.

The Northwest Storm is made up of individuals of all ages with visual impairments primarily from Clark County, WA. It is part of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Sports Teams Program which has a goal of increasing the number of opportunities for people with visual impairments to participate in ongoing sports and physical fitness.

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

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Attached Media Files: Left to right: Sonja Steinbach (coach), Nov Gnik, Nathan Purcell, Gabe Markstrom
Update- lock down lifted Heritage High School on Lock down
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
UPDATE Nothing suspicious was located at the school. At 15:00 Hrs the school lock down was lifted and students are being released, parents wanting to pick up students may do so at the school. Major Crimes Detectives remain on scene and will be conduct an investigation to identify and apprehend the bomb threat hoax suspect.


about 13:00 Hrs today a phone call threatening a bomb threat was placed to a receptionist at the school. Per protocol the school was placed on lock down and law enforcement responded. At this time the students are sheltered in place while the building is being cleared and checked for any suspicious objects. The credibility of the threat is considered low, but caution requires activation on bomb threat protocols. Nothing further to release at this time.
City Of Beaverton's CERT Program Celebrates One Thousandth Member (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/14/14
CERT members put their skills to the test at the 2014 Disaster Exercise.
CERT members put their skills to the test at the 2014 Disaster Exercise.
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On Oct. 18, the City of Beaverton's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) marks a milestone by commemorating its one thousandth member trained since the program started back in 2003.

"The CERT training program does an outstanding job providing volunteers with the skills and knowledge to help in the event of a city-wide emergency," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "It's inspiring that so many of our residents are willing to volunteer their time to help their neighbors."

Following the final exercise, the fall CERT class will take part in a graduation ceremony. Currently, the program boasts more than 400 members who remain actively involved or participate as a part of the CERT reserves.

CERT is about readiness and people helping people. The program focuses on rescuer safety as well as doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people (with available resources). During a disaster, it will take time for formal emergency services (i.e., police, fire, EMS) to reach all geographical areas of Beaverton. During that time, CERT members will have been mobilized to provide aid to residents.

The Beaverton CERT program offers free training sessions that give people the decision-making and physical skills to assist others in the event of an emergency. The city wants to continue to expand the number of members in the CERT program and is seeking more residents interested in participating. Those interested, can enroll for the spring session, which will begin in early March. Participants attend eight different classes once a week. Special arrangements for the basic CERT class can also be made for groups of 35 or more.

For more information on CERT, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov.

In late August, the city filed ballot measure 34-226 with the Washington County Elections Office to authorize bonds to rebuild the Griffith Drive building into a public safety center. If passed, the measure would enable the city to issue $35 million in general obligation bonds to repurpose the former city offices into a center that would remain operational in the event of a natural disaster. The public safety center would also consolidate police and all emergency management functions into one building. To find out more about the plan, visit www.RenewforOurBlue.com.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: CERT members put their skills to the test at the 2014 Disaster Exercise.
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet October 17 in Wilsonville - NEW PUBLIC TESTIMONY TIME
Oregon Health Authority - 10/14/14
October 13, 2014

What: The Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville Friday, October 17. The primary focus of the meeting will be to select the benchmarks for 2015 coordinated care organization (CCO) incentive measures. Public testimony will be heard at 9:45 a.m.

When: Friday, October 17, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 211, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville

Directions are available online at www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville.

Interested persons can also join through a listen-only conference line at

1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042.

Agenda:

Select benchmarks for 2015

Committee meeting schedule

Public testimony

For more information, please visit the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Harris Beach campground closed to improve drainage and access
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/14/14
Brookings, OR - The campground at Harris Beach State Park will be closed through Nov. 20 for projects to improve drainage and access. The day-use area will remain open, except for a 1-2 day closure for road repairs that has not yet been scheduled.

This preliminary phase of the project includes some paving work and replacement of several failing culverts in order to improve drainage in the parks. Improvements are scheduled to continue next fall and winter with projects to level parking pads and upgrade campsites utilities.

Tidewater Contractors, Inc. of Brookings was hired to do this portion of the project, which costs $200,700 and is funded by Oregon Lottery dollars dedicated to state parks.
Montavilla Neighborhood Tavern Robbed on Monday Evening
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
On Monday October 13, 2014, at 6:47 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the Top of the Hill Tavern, located at 9252 Northeast Glisan Street, on the report of an armed robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted employees who told police that two suspects entered the bar, armed with handguns, and demanded money from several customers.

After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money and property from customers, the suspects left the bar and were not seen again.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects description.

The suspects are described as African American males in their 20s, one suspect was 5'6" tall and the other 5'8" tall. Both were described as wearing sports-type jerseys.

Investigators have not determined if this robbery is connected with similar incidents that were reported prior to and after this incident.

Anyone with information about this robbery or about the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective John Russell at (503) 823-0464 or john.russell@portlandoregon.gov.

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UPDATE #2-ARREST: SERT/CNT Responding to Assist North Precinct on an Armed Robbery Investigation in Cully Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
Robbery detectives booked 15-year-old Avarihae Keith Collins (pronounced Aver-Hey) for two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree and an outstanding probation violation. Collins was lodged at the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Home.

Collins' name is being released because he is facing two Measure 11 charges.

Anyone with information about this robbery or about the identity of the second suspect is asked to contact Detective John Russell at (503) 823-0464 or john.russell@portlandoregon.gov.

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Officers arriving at the scene of the robbery were able to quickly arrest on of the suspects, a 15-year-old male. The second suspect ran into the neighborhood and was not seen again.

Due to the concern that this suspect may have been armed, SERT was activated and, along with several members of the K-9 Unit, conducted an extensive neighborhood search for the suspect.

After nearly five hours of searching, the suspect was not located and investigators believe he likely escaped the perimeter early in the investigation.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his late teens or early 20s.

Robbery detectives are continuing this investigation and no further updates are expected until at least Tuesday afternoon.

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The business involved is USA Gas, not USA Cash as initially listed.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to assist North Precinct officers on an armed robbery investigation in the Cully Neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday October 14, 2014, North Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at USA Gas, located at 4445 Northeast Cully Boulevard.

Nobody was injured during the robbery and investigators believe that a suspect may be hiding in the neighborhood after fleeing police.

Updates will be provided as they become available.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity in the neighborhood is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

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Clark County Sheriff's Marine Patrol (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/14/14
AIB Class
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Vancouver, WA - The Clark County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will offer an Adventures in Boating education course for Washington and Oregon boaters seeking their boating education cards. This eight hour course will provide boaters the basics of safe boating that all recreational boaters should know. The course was developed specifically for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and is taught by officers who are certified by the agency. An Oregon specific exam will be given for Oregon boaters seeking an Oregon card.
The date of the class is Saturday, October 25th and is held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clark County Operations Center, 4700 NE 78th Street, Building B1 in Vancouver. Seating is limited and families are encouraged to attend. The course fee is $10 and the Adventures in Boating manual and exam will be provided at the class.
Beginning January 1st, 2015 all Washington boaters born on or after January 1st, 1955 are required to have the boating education card while operating vessels 15hp or greater on Washington waters. Boaters born before Jan. 1, 1955 are exempt from this law. Cards cost $10 and are good for a lifetime.
For more information about this class contact Deputy Todd Baker at (360) 397-2106 or by e-mail todd.baker@clark.wa.gov. To reserve your seat, please call (503) 799-5250 or (360) 256-2991. For information on the Mandatory Boating Safety Education Program, visit online at www.parks.wa.gov/boating


Attached Media Files: AIB Class
Portland Parks & Recreation Celebrates Native American Family Day (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/14/14
Photo: courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR: Becky Archibald and Nahela Yazzie at the 2013 Native American Family Day
Photo: courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR: Becky Archibald and Nahela Yazzie at the 2013 Native American Family Day
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Day-long Celebration on Saturday, November 1 in Conjunction with Native American Heritage Month

(Portland, OR) -
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will host the fourth annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace at Mt. Scott Community Center on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10am-6pm.

The day-long event, free and open to all, is held during Native American Heritage Month to honor Native American heritage and culture. Native American Family Day features free swimming at the Mt Scott Community Center pool, family activities such as arts and crafts, fresh Native American food, jewelry (and other) vendors, and more.

WHAT: 4th Annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace, part of Native American Heritage Month
WHERE: Mt. Scott Community Center, 5530 SE 72nd Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014. 10am-6pm

"It is a special time to celebrate Native American Family Day," says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté. "This year, Portland Parks & Recreation has broken ground on K?unamokwst Park, which will be the first PP&R park to enjoy a name indigenous to the land it sits on.

"The name, which means 'together' in the Chinook-wawa language, fits well with Portland Parks & Recreation's values of inclusion, diversity, and fun for all ages. It is my hope that this year's Native American Family Day will bring us together and remind us to protect and enjoy the beauty of our city, its health and its wonderful diversity."

Other partners in Native American Family Day are
Bow and Arrow Culture Club
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Metro
Native American Rehabilitation Association
Native American Youth and Family Center
Portland Youth and Elders Council
PPS Title VII Indian Education
PSU Indigenous Nations Studies
Wisdom of the Elders


"Native American Family Day is a wonderful event to recognize the indigenous people of Portland," says Katy Holland, an education specialist with Confederated Tribes of Siletz. "It is tremendous that Portland Parks & Recreation continues to provide culturally relevant activities for the many Native American families who live here. Native American Family Day brings all our people together under one roof to share in PP&R's community center activities. It's also great to have the many organizations represented to showcase the services that are available to help our families and youth. We appreciate PP&R presenting Native American Family Day."

The 4th Annual Native American Family Day and Marketplace features
-Native American vendors
-Free swimming and roller skating
-Arts and crafts
-Indian tacos $5, Fry Bread $2 (to benefit the Bow and Arrow Culture Club and the Delta Park Pow Wow).

About Portland's Native American Community
Portland is home to the ninth largest Native American population in the United States. The city's urban Native community is descended from more than 380 tribes, and there are nine sovereign Native American nations located throughout Oregon. Each nation inhabits their own reservation and welcomes visitors in their own way, according to their respective customs and traditions. Source: Travel Portland


Attached Media Files: Photo: courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR: Becky Archibald and Nahela Yazzie at the 2013 Native American Family Day
Great ShakeOut activities planned statewide Oct. 16
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 10/14/14
More than 370,000 Oregonians will drop, cover, and hold on Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m. The Great ShakeOut is a worldwide earthquake drill aimed at helping individuals prepare for an earthquake. Businesses, schools, individuals and state agencies throughout Oregon are scheduled to participate.

In conjunction with the Great ShakeOut, 150 of the state's top business leaders will take part in the 7x24 Preparedness Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 at Camp Withycombe, 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Ore. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management will brief executives on how to prepare for a Cascadia event and discus its direct impact on the business community.

"We will focus on our State's preparedness for a major earthquake and how we can work with businesses and community leaders to prepare organizations for a disaster," said Dave Stuckey, director, Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

Oregon is located in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 mile fault line stretching from British Columbia to California. Experts predict a major 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike our state within the next 50 years.

The ShakeOut provides an opportunity for individuals to practice what they would do in an earthquake. During the drill participants will drop, cover, and hold on under a desk or table for one minute just as they would do in a real earthquake. Interested media can view the drill at various locations on Oct. 16.

Portland Public Schools will participate in the Great ShakeOut. Media is welcome at Creston School, 4701 SE Bush St., Portland. The drill at Creston School will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The American Red Cross will hold the ShakeOut drill at 10:16 a.m. at their Portland headquarters at 3131 N Vancouver Ave, Portland. The American Red Cross is also sponsoring the "ShakeOut Selfie contest". Snap a shot of yourself taking part in the drill and post on Twitter and tag @RedCrossCascade using the hashtag #ShakeOutSelfie, and you will have a chance to win a free emergency kit.

While most will take part in the ShakeOut on Oct. 16, you can register now and pick a later date to fit your schedule, all registrations prior to Dec. 31 are eligible.

Register now for the Great ShakeOut at www.shakeout.org/oregon.

More information on the ShakeOut selfie contest can be found here: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/or/portland/Great-ShakeOut-Selfies-Contest-2014
22 Year Old Man Arrested For Having Sex With Juveniles (Photo)
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/14/14
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On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Nathan Tyler Corzine 22 years old from Beaverton was indicted by a grand jury for sex crimes related to five juvenile victims. The charges consist of rape 2, rape 3, sexual abuse 1, sexual abuse 2, sodomy 2, sodomy 3, and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.

On September 3, 2014 a School Resource Officer was notified about Corzine who was reported to have been having sex with a 14 year old female. The officer started an investigation into this allegation and identified five female victims dating back to 2010 and the youngest was 13.

Corzine is currently in custody at the Washington County Jail on the above listed charges.

The Beaverton Police Department is concerned that there might be more victims of Corzine. If anyone has any information related to Corzine you are asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at (503) 629-0111.
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Residents Use Baseball Bat to Chase Away Burglar in Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood of Southeast Portland
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
On Tuesday October 14, 2014, at 8:42 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street on the report of someone with a baseball bat chasing a man on a bicycle.

Several officers arrived in the area and located the man with the bat, who told police he was chasing a burglar from his home.

The victim told officers that he awoke to find a burglar in his home in the 2600 block of Southeast 131st Avenue, and that he hit the suspect with baseball bat. The suspect ran from the home and the victim and his roommate chased him to the area of 148th and Division.

Officers searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspects description.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, 5'9" tall, 150 pounds, with a large nose and ears, last seen wearing a red t-shirt over a white t-shirt, khaki pants, a black hoody with a round logo, and black shoes with red laces.

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

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

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Media Advisory: Geology Rocks! Geologic Map Day Open House is Friday
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 10/14/14
PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon geologists and cartographers will be on hand to talk rocks, maps, geologic hazards and more during a Geologic Map Day Open House Friday at the Nature of the Northwest Information Center. The event features hands-on geology activities, Q+A sessions, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Connected Systems of the Columbia River map poster, and "connected system" cupcakes.

WHAT: Geologic Map Day Open House. Full event schedule: http://bit.ly/mapday2014

WHEN: Friday, October 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Nature of the Northwest Information Center, 800 NE Oregon St, Suite 965, Portland

WHO: The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is hosting the event in honor of Geologic Map Day, which is part of Earth Science Week 2014.
The City Of Beaverton Joins Partners in Diversity (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/14/14
Mayor Doyle speaks to community about the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan.
Mayor Doyle speaks to community about the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan.
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In an effort to recruit diverse employees, the City of Beaverton has joined Partners in Diversity (PiD), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute.

Through its PiD membership, the city will be part of one of the strongest networks of professionals of color in the region. This means city employees can attend events and training sessions and learn how to attract and support a workforce that reflects Beaverton's diverse population. This partnership is another example of the city's efforts to be inclusive.

"By joining Partners in Diversity, we're demonstrating our commitment to support a diverse workplace," said Mayor Denny Doyle.

PiD's mission is to help employers in Oregon and SW Washington connect with new professionals of color in the area. The nonprofit organization helps facilitate relationships between job seekers and businesses by connecting them through a variety of networking events, social media, as well as resources on its website.

"We recognize that to effectively communicate with, understand, and serve our community, we must find a way to connect with all of the community," said Alexis Ball, ethnic outreach coordinator. "There is a tremendous amount of talent and productivity that we lose when we don't effectively engage underrepresented communities. This partnership offers us an important way to do so."

PiD holds programs to help organizations recruit, support, and retain professionals of color. "Say Hey" is Pid's signature event that connects new professionals of color with established community leaders, public sector employers and other local organizations. It also hosts the Breakfast of Champions, which is an open forum for human relations and diversity practitioners to exchange strategies on diversifying their workforce.

For more information on the organization, please visit www.PartnersinDiversity.org.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and was recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Mayor Doyle speaks to community about the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Plan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon September 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 10/14/14
Oregon's Unemployment Rate was Unchanged at 7.1 Percent in September, as Jobs Declined 300

Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in September, the same as the revised August rate of 7.1 percent. The August preliminary rate was originally reported as 7.2 percent.

Oregon's unemployment rate has been near 7.0 percent throughout the year, with the rate staying between 6.8 percent and 7.1 percent during each of the past 10 months.

In September, Oregon's unemployment rate was above the U.S. unemployment rate of 5.9 percent.

Oregon's labor force expanded rapidly in recent months. The seasonally adjusted civilian labor force, which includes the employed plus the unemployed, rose by 5,600 in September, following similarly rapid gains in the prior two months. This helped Oregon's labor force participation rate rise to 61.5 percent in September, from 61.1 percent in June.

The number of people unemployed because they lost their job is falling. In September, approximately 51,000 unemployed Oregonians were unemployed due to involuntary job loss. Unemployment caused by job loss has declined rapidly since reaching a peak of more than 140,000 in mid-2009. This decline is a sign of continuing strengthening in the demand for workers. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed new and returning entrants in the labor force totaled about 59,000, a level that has been maintained throughout the past four years.

Following rapid job gains during November 2013 through May 2014, the pace of job gains slowed over the past four months. Seasonally adjusted payroll employment in September declined 300, after growing by 4,200 in August, as revised.

Payroll employment grew moderately since September 2013, with seasonally adjusted jobs up 37,300, or 2.2 percent. Most of the major industries expanded during that time, with the exceptions being financial activities (-2,200 jobs, -2.4%) and information (-200 jobs, -0.6%).

Over the past 12 months, these industries led the expansion: professional and business services (+7,800 jobs, +3.7%), health care and social assistance (+5,800 jobs, +2.8%), leisure and hospitality (+5,600 jobs, +3.2%), and manufacturing (+5,000 jobs, +2.9%). In addition, government (+6,000 jobs, +2.1%) recently contributed to overall employment gains following continuous job losses from 2009 through mid-2013.

The average workweek for Oregon's private-sector payroll employees was 34.0 hours in September and 34.1 hours in August. In September 2013, the average was 34.7 hours.

In September, the average wage was $22.82 per hour for Oregon's private-sector payroll employees, up 22 cents from $22.60 in August. Wages have increased 17 cents, or 0.8 percent, from September 2013 when the average was $22.65. Over-the-year wage gains indicate that hourly earnings are not increasing as fast as inflation.


Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the September county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, October 20th and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for October on Tuesday, November 18th.

The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this official Oregon series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the January, February and March 2014 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

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

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities


Attached Media Files: Oregon September 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Vancouver volunteers to make a big difference on nation's largest day of service (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/14/14
Volunteers work to clear weeds and debris in Uptown Village in 2013
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Vancouver, Wash. - Each year, volunteers across the nation gather on the fourth Saturday of October to work towards a common goal: making a difference in their community.

Joining Vancouver's Make a Difference Day celebration is a great way to get active in your community, meet new people and help beautify our parks, green spaces and downtown area.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be three great volunteer opportunities across Vancouver and Clark County, appropriate for large or small groups and individuals of all ages.

Uptown Village Clean Up & Presentation of Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award
9 a.m. to noon
1919 Main St. in Uptown Village

The 2nd annual Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award and service day will be held on Make a Difference Day. Ryan was a strong community builder and visionary who connected new friends and built community bonds throughout the Vancouver area.

To recognize and build on Ryan's vision, the City of Vancouver and partners will host a cleanup day in Uptown Village.

Volunteers will enjoy donated goodies from local businesses, meet new friends and neighbors and celebrate with the 2014 Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award recipient, Michele McKeag Larson, founder of the Joy Team.

Following presentation of the award and dedication of a witness tree in her name, volunteers will put on their gloves and clean up Uptown Village. For more information, contact Jill Brown, Office of the Mayor (360) 487-8641, jill.brown@cityofvancouver.us.

"The Butt Stops Here" Park Clean Up Event
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Luke Jensen Sports Park, 4000 N.E. 78th St. in Hazel Dell

This project is a partnership between Clark County Public Works and the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department. Following a short orientation and coffee donated by Starbucks, volunteers will break into small groups and fan out to parks and public areas in Vancouver and Clark County in search of cigarette butts and other litter.

Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to and from the sports park and cleanup sites.

At 12:30 p.m., volunteers will return to Luke Jensen Sports Park to weigh bags of cigarette butts and litter. Pizza, donated from the Blind Onion will be shared with volunteers from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Annual Burnt Bridge Creek Restoration & Tree Planting Event
9 a.m.
Leverich Park, E. 39th Street and E. Leverich Park Way

Volunteers will work with the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance and the City of Vancouver's Greenway Sensitive Lands Team during this annual tree planting event. Volunteers should be prepared for a short hike to the planting location. Please RSVP with jeannie@vancouverwatersheds.org.

Volunteers attending any of these projects should be prepared for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, minors will need a parent consent form (available at each site). Volunteers are also urged to bring gloves, water bottles, hand tools and a spirit of service to the community.

To learn more about all of these events and to RSVP, please visit http://tinyurl.com/2014MADD, or call (360) 487-8316.

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Attached Media Files: Volunteers work to clear weeds and debris in Uptown Village in 2013 , Volunteers plant trees along Burnt Bridge Creek
Vehicle Crashes on MAX Lines in East Portland - Suspect Flees the Scene
Portland Police Bureau - 10/14/14
On Tuesday October 14, 2014, at 5:27 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to East Burnside and 117th Avenue on the report of a vehicle stopped on the MAX tracks.

As officers were still en route, additional information was broadcast that a witness saw the African American male driver leave the area, carrying a small car seat, possibly containing a baby.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The 1998 Buick Park Avenue was towed from the scene as evidence in the hit and run investigation.

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

Damages to the MAX line are under repair by TriMet. Eastbound and westbound MAX service (Blue Line) in the area is shutdown during repairs. This will affect the entire system.

Updates to MAX service can be accessed at www.trimet.org

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Injury Rollover Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Boardman (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/14/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday evening's single vehicle rollover crash that occurred along Interstate 84 about fifteen miles west of Boardman. The crash injured a 77-year old Tualatin man.

On October 12, 2014 at approximately 6:10 p.m., a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant driven by SILVERIO FRIAS MOLINERO, age 77, from Tualatin, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 150. According to witnesses, the car was attempting to pass a commercial truck using the left shoulder when the driver lost control. The car went into the center median where it rolled before coming to a rest on its wheels over 200 feet from where it left the roadway.

Boardman Fire/EMS, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, and OSP responded to the scene. FRIAS MOLINERO was extricated from the vehicle and transported by ground ambulance to Boardman where he was transferred by air ambulance to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. He was later released after treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Wes Linhart is the lead investigator. Enforcement decision is pending.

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Red Cross Assists Families Affected by Home Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/14/14
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Red Cross disaster response team volunteers responded to a disaster in the 5000 block of NE 128th Ct. in Vancouver, WA. This multi-family fire affected seven adults and three children. Red Cross provided lodging, food, clothing, infant formula, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Update: Name Released - Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 214 near north end of Silver Falls State Park in Marion County
Oregon State Police - 10/14/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Marion County Medical Examiner, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of an adult male Monday afternoon. The crash occurred along Highway 214 near the north boundary of Silver Falls State Park south of Silverton. The victim's name is released in this update.

On October 13, 2014 at approximately 2:25 p.m., a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by PATRICK C. HOPE, age 67, from Vancouver, Washington, was traveling on Highway 214 near milepost 22 behind another motorcyclist when it went off the road while negotiating a curve. The motorcycle struck a tree and its operator was ejected. The first motorcyclist didn't witness the crash, turned around when he didn't see HOPE and while backtracking he discovered the crash scene.

Emergency responders from Drake Crossing Fire District, Sublimity Fire District, and Woodburn Ambulance initially responded along with LifeFlight. Before HOPE could be transported by air ambulance, he was pronounced deceased and then taken by ambulance to Silverton Hospital. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office responded to the scene to investigate. Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by ODOT.

No photographs for release.

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Nominations sought for state trail designations
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/14/14
The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) invites trail users to nominate additions to Oregon's network of non-motorized, state designated trails. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2014.

The process defines two trail designation categories: Scenic and Regional. Scenic Trails can be single routes as short as a mile, or trails that combine with others to give access to "outstanding scenery and lasting memories for trail users." They must be open to the public and be mostly complete.

Regional Trails must be longer than five miles and create close-to-home recreation opportunities. They also are defined as connectors linking communities, schools and recreation sites with significant scenic trails. Like Scenic Trails, they must lie on public land or public rights-of-way or easements.

"ORTAC's intent is to have a statewide system of trails that showcases Oregon's exceptional trail experiences in both rural and urban areas," said Nancy Ream Enabnit, the chair of ORTAC. "We're seeking nominations from all corners of the state to get the job done."

In 2010 ORTAC and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department streamlined the application process. Since that time the state has received seven new nominations, doubling the designated trail inventory since the program began in 1971. ORTAC's goal is to make the process simpler and more accessible to trail advocates and land managers.

The council was established by the Legislature in 1971 to advise the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and to promote non-motorized trail recreation and development in Oregon. The Council is made up of seven volunteer members appointed by the Oregon Park and Recreation Commission to represent the five Oregon congressional districts. The council meets four times annually in different locations across the state.

ORTAC's website has links to a nomination form and to the Oregon Recreation Trails Designation Program handbook, which includes criteria and timelines. Go to http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/Trail_Programs_Services/Pages/Trails-Designation-Programs.aspx

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Wells Fargo reports $5.7 billion in net income for third quarter
Wells Fargo - 10/14/14
SAN FRANCISCO - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) reported net income of $5.7 billion, or
$1.02 per diluted common share, for third quarter 2014, up from $5.6 billion, or $0.99 per share, for third quarter 2013. For the first nine months of 2014, net income was $17.3 billion, or $3.08 per share, up from $16.3 billion, or $2.89 per share, for the same period in 2013.

"The company's third quarter results demonstrated strength in the fundamental drivers of our long-term growth," said Chairman and CEO John Stumpf. "Loan and deposit growth was strong and diversified across both commercial and consumer businesses. Capital levels increased even as we returned more capital to shareholders through higher dividends and share repurchases from a year ago. We continue to see signs of a steadily improving economy, and I remain optimistic about the opportunities ahead for Wells Fargo. Our team remains committed to meeting the financial needs of our customers, and this focus will continue to drive our performance over the long term."

Chief Financial Officer John Shrewsberry said, "This was a strong quarter for Wells Fargo and again demonstrated the benefits of our diversified business model. Despite the low interest rate environment, revenue and pre-tax pre-provision profit increased linked quarter, and we continued to operate within our target ranges for ROA, ROE, efficiency ratio, and capital return to shareholders. We also remain well positioned to benefit from higher rates in the future, and our balance sheet has never been stronger, with higher levels of capital and liquidity, and improved asset quality."

The full earnings announcement is at www.wellsfargo.com.

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10/13/14
Shooting Suspect Caught While Walking In Front Of Police Station
Gresham Police Dept - 10/13/14
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2014
CONTACT PERSON: Officer Ben Costigan – Public Information Officer
CASE NUMBER: 14-709961

Shooting Suspect Caught While Walking In Front Of Police Station

Gresham, Ore. – On Sept. 4, 2014, Devon Campbell-Williams, 25, of Gresham, was shot in the neck during the middle of the day near the 800 block of SE 190th Ave. The suspect fled the scene and the victim was transported to the hospital. Gresham Detectives and the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team later identified the suspect as Alan J. Bates, 33, of Gresham, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Oct. 11, 2014 at 9:07 p.m., Officer Jason Young was on patrol in the area of NE 181st Ave and NE Glisan St when he spotted Bates walking in front of the Gresham Police Rockwood Office. Bates fled on foot and was captured a short while later by a Gresham Police K9. Bates was booked for an attempted murder warrant as well as for a parole violation warrant for a previous 2005 attempted murder charge in which he shot a different victim multiple times.

This shooting is described as gang related because Bates is a documented Columbia Villa Crip gang member; however it is not evident that the incident leading up to the shooting was gang related.

Gresham Police would like to thank the community for their assistance in the investigation. Anyone with further information on the incident is asked to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719.
Deputies Respond To Fatal Crash in North Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/13/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on French Prairie Rd NE, north of St. Louis Rd NE at 5:20 pm, today.

Sheriff's deputies arrived to find two vehicles involved. Deputy Casey Burhnam's, MCSO Traffic Safety Team, investigation revealed a vehicle rearended a tractor pulling a trailer. Both vehicles were traveling south on French Prairie Rd NE. The driver of the tractor, 53 year old Scott Miller, died at the scene due to his injuries from the crash. Another person was transported to the hospital, by ambulance, with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The Medical Examiner and a Deputy District Attorney also responded to the scene.
Photos from the scene are attached.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Sgt. David Leday, Keizer Police Department, and members of the Woodburn Fire Department and Woodburn Ambulance. French Prairie Rd NE was closed for several hours, however is open to all traffic at this time.


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Suspect Arrested After Stealing Two Forklifts, Damaging Property
Portland Police Bureau - 10/13/14
On Monday October 13, 2014, at 5:50 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 100 block of Southeast Washington Street on the report that a man was running around carrying a pipe and pulling up grates in the street.

As officers were still en route, the caller reported that the suspect stole a forklift from a business in the 200 block of Southeast Oak Street, crashed through the garage door, and was driving southbound towards Stark Street.

Officers arrived in the area and the man ran from the forklift into the industrial area and was not located.

At 7:43 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to 900 North Thunderbird Way on the report that a man climbed over the front gate and was on top of a portable trailer stabbing it with a knife. The caller reported that the man appeared to be high on something.

As officers were still en route, the caller reported that the man got into a large forklift in the parking lot and began driving around. The caller reported that the man crashed through the fence and drove down onto the railroad tracks along the Willamette River.

Officers drove down toward the tracks but were stopped by a passing train as the suspect was on the other side of the train driving southbound along the tracks, damaging portions of the track.

Multiple officers from North and Central Precinct and the Transit Police Division responded to the area and located the man and the stolen forklift back in the area of the original call in the Southeast industrial area.

The suspect, 39-year-old Brent Shannon Thicksten, was arrested for multiple charges and will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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City of West Linn launches new app (Photo)
City of West Linn - 10/13/14
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YourGov connects the community to the city

Got a pothole in your street? There's an app for that.

Want to reserve a picnic shelter at a park? There's an app for that.

Need your water turned off? There's an app for that, too.

West Linn recently launched its own computer and smartphone app, YourGOV, which allows citizens to quickly and easily report non-emergency issues within the limits of West Linn.

When citizens create a YourGOV account, they can submit an issue and track its progress from submittal to completion via the Web. Issues are brought directly into the city's system, where they are forwarded to the responsible department.

By entering in an address or selecting a location on the map, citizens can view where issues are located. In addition, residents can view and track issues that are submitted by other citizens.

Some of the services to report or request using YourGOV are: tree complaints/trimming, code enforcement, parks maintenance, street debris or hazards, utility billing and zoning requirements.

"I'm excited about YourGOV because it will allow our West Linn residents to submit service requests, recognition requests or comments at any time," Assistant City Manager Kirsten Wyatt said. "It's just one more way that we're making city government more accessible and responsive to the specific needs of our community. The app and Web portal are really easy to use, and city staff is trained and ready to be quick and responsive when they receive YourGOV requests."

The smartphone app is free and is available at the App Store and at Google Market. To use the Web-based version of YourGOV, visit https://westlinnoregon.gov/communications/yourgov-app or just click the YourGOV button on the bottom of the city's homepage http://westlinnoregon.gov/.

Submitting a request is easy. The app's GPS technology determines the citizen's location and which city department should receive the request. Or, a citizen can specify a different location by simply dragging the locator pin to the right spot. Then, a citizen can add a photo, choose the issue and provide a few details about the request. Hit "Submit" and YourGOV automatically sends the request to the right person.

When a request is submitted on a smartphone, residents will get an email stating the request has been received. They will receive another email when the request is completed.

The YourGOV app is a component of a larger software program called Cartegraph deployed citywide. Cartegraph is designed specifically for governments to manage citizen requests, internal work orders and city assets.

Most West Linn departments are linked to Cartegraph and record citizen requests in the program - including dates, times, names, addresses, contact information and field notes. By having a central recording system, requests are easy to look up, research and track.

"Cartegraph allows city staff to quickly respond to citizen requests whether they are in the office or out working in the field," Public Works Director Lance Calvert said. "It also allows for us to track outstanding work requests to ensure every job gets completed while maintaining good communication with citizens."

Cartegraph users can also create reports within the program, such as looking for trends and spikes in certain requests and seeing which department has the highest number of requests at certain times of year. Over time, the city could use those reports to plan projects or conduct roadwork.

YourGOV and Cartegraph are tools the city is adding to increase citizen engagement and communication, which is one of the city council's goals for 2014.

For more information about YourGOV and a short tutorial, visit https://westlinnoregon.gov/communications/yourgov-app. To see the app in action, visit http://youtu.be/7LajNH3g5OY.


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Deputy Suspended after Making Unprofessional Comments
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/13/14
October 13, 2014.

Deputy Chris Gilderson was acting in his official capacity as a Deputy Sheriff when he arrested Mr. Abdiwali Hussein on December 31, 2013, for Second Degree Theft and Supplying Alcohol to a Minor.

On February 11, 2014, Mr. Hussein met with a Sheriff's Office supervisor to make a complaint about his treatment during the arrest. Mr. Hussein reported that after his arrest on December 31, 2013, while being driven to the Washington County jail, Deputy Gilderson reportedly engaged in a verbal altercation and made unprofessional comments. He also alleged that Deputy Gilderson punched him in the face.

Due to allegations of criminal conduct, Sheriff Pat Garrett requested an outside law enforcement agency investigation. It is common practice in cases involving possible criminal complaints concerning employees to have another agency complete the investigation. Beaverton Police Department Detectives investigated the case.

Deputy Gilderson was placed on paid administrative leave until the external agency and internal investigations were complete, which is standard procedure.

Beaverton Police Detectives presented their findings to the Washington County District Attorney. The case was referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney for review since Deputy Gilderson has served the county for more than 13 years and is known to local prosecutors.

The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office spent about two weeks reviewing the criminal investigation. On April 2, 2014, Sheriff Garrett received a statement and letter from Clackamas County Sr. Deputy District Attorney Michael Regan stating the Beaverton Police report was "comprehensive and thorough." He also stated, "It is evident from my review of this investigation that Deputy Gilderson engaged in unprofessional conduct toward a citizen. I do not find sufficient proof that the officer's conduct caused either "offensive physical contact" or a "physical injury" to support a criminal charge of harassment or assault. I find no evidence of any other crimes."

Upon receiving the findings from the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, Sheriff Garrett ordered an internal investigation. Supporting documents are attached. The Sheriff's Office encourages review of the documents and findings used to assist Sheriff Garrett with his decision.

Sheriff Garrett suspended Deputy Gilderson for several weeks without pay. Deputy Gilderson had no previous disciplinary history with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Following the investigation, Sheriff Garrett personally met with Mr. Hussein and apologized for Deputy Gilderson's behavior. We are grateful Mr. Hussein had the confidence to bring this complaint directly to us and know that we would ensure a thorough investigation.


Attached Media Files: Grievance Response , Grievance , Dicipline Letter , DDA MEMO , Police Reports
Update: Names Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99E near Tangent in Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's two-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Highway 99E near McFarland Road in Linn County. The names of the involved adult female drivers are released in this update.

On October 13, 2014 at approximately 8:10 a.m., a 2007 GMC Yukon driven by ELLEN L. MARY, age 67, from Albany, was southbound on Highway 99E near milepost 6. For an unknown reason, it crossed the center turn lane and left northbound lane where it crashed head-on with a 2001 Chevrolet S10 pickup in the right northbound lane.

ELLEN MARY was transported by ground ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The Chevrolet pickup's driver, KARENETTA J. ADAMS, age 60, from Sweet Home, was transported initially by ground ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and then taken by REACH air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing to gather information to determine the cause of the crash. Heavy fog was reported in the area at the time. Senior Trooper Nathan House is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Tangent Rural Fire District, Albany Fire Department, and ODOT.

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Red Cross Responds to Multnomah County House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/13/14
Disaster action team volunteers with the American Red Cross this afternoon responded to a fire in the 10300 block of Steele Street in southeast Portland, OR. This single-family fire affected two adults and three children. Red Cross provided food assistance, comfort kits and information about disaster health and disaster mental health services.
16 Residents Displaced by Two Alarm Fire (Photo)
Clackamas Fire Dist. #1 - 10/13/14
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At 12:33pm Clackamas Fire responded to reports of a fully involved apartment fire at 10225 SE 66th Ave off King Rd in Milwaukie. Upon arrival firefighters reported fire on the back exterior of a four unit, two story, townhouse structure with heavy smoke coming from the front doors of two units. Due to the large volume of fire, and the extension of fire into the common attic space, a second alarm assignment was called as firefighters worked quickly to control the fast moving fire.

All of the 16 residents of the four units escaped the fire or were not at home at the time of the fire. One resident received a minor injury when she tripped over the fire hose, and one firefighter escaped injury when a portion of the ceiling collapse on him.

The fire was brought under control in just over 30 minutes with assistance from both Portland Fire and Gladstone Fire. The Red Cross was on scene helping to provide shelter for the displaced residents. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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Energy conservation program helps district achieve Energy Star status at all schools
Camas Sch. Dist. - 10/13/14
Lacamas Heights Elementary School and the Woodburn Elementary School have joined the ranks of nine other Camas school buildings by earning the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification.

The Camas School District implemented a comprehensive energy management plan that has reduced its total energy consumption by 17% during the past five years. As a result, Camas has achieved the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star(R) symbol of environmental excellence at all ten schools in the district. The Energy Star(R) award for Lacamas Heights Elementary School and the Woodburn Elementary School will be presented during the October 27, 2014, School Board meeting.

As a US Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge Partner, Camas School District is committed to a 20% energy reduction goal by 2020. The District adopted a Resource Conservation Management Program policy in the spring of 2009 and has since been working on reducing energy consumption District-wide.
OED Seeks Assistance with Outreach to Customers
Oregon Employment Dept. - 10/13/14
The Oregon Employment Department will be mailing information offering identity theft protection to customers whose information may have been compromised by a security vulnerability to the WorkSource Oregon Management Information System (WOMIS), people who registered with WorkSource Oregon to look for a job. Letters will be mailed within the week. Concerned WorkSource customers may also contact OED's toll-free hotline at 1-877-643-4322.

Beginning Tuesday, October 14, customers will be able to call the hotline to determine whether they have been identified as a customer whose information may have been compromised. Staff will be answering hotline calls Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

As an extra security precaution, OED is asking customers to reselect and answer security questions and reset their password when logging into their WOMIS account. As security breaches are unfortunately becoming more common both in the public and private sectors, experts advise that it is also good practice to regularly change security questions for other accounts outside of the WOMIS system.

After reviewing 1.9 million records for customers who have used the Oregon Employment Department's WOMIS, 851,322 individuals have been identified whose information may have been compromised. This was in response to a security vulnerability that OED identified and stopped on Monday, October 6.

OED has no evidence at this time that this information has been used, however OED wants to be proactive in contacting these customers. At the direction of Governor Kitzhaber, law enforcement was contacted and OED has engaged with them to determine whether criminal activity has occurred.

OED will keep the public and media informed as new information becomes available.
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 10/13/14
Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors October 20, 2014.
Salem City Club Presents: Election Debate: Measure 88 Should Oregon Issue Drivers Cards to Those Who Cannot Prove Legal Presence in the United States? (Photo)
VanNatta Public Relations - 10/13/14
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Join us for Salem City Club's luncheon program on Friday, October 24, 2014. There is considerable room for energetic debate since a truly significant issue is at the center of attention.

Salem City Club's fourth and final election debate puts the spotlight on Ballot Measure 88. The Legislation embodied in Measure 88 - Senate Bill 833 - amends the Oregon Vehicle Code to allow the state to issue limited purpose driver cards to qualifying Oregon residents as proof of driving privileges.

Protect Oregon Drivers Licenses (the NO campaign) challenges the wisdom and rationale of the driver card legislation, arguing little or no benefit to road safety. Of special concern to those opposing the legislation is the absence of a requirement to provide proof of legal presence in the U.S. - a change from previous requirements. Safe Roads Yes on 88 (the YES campaign) asserts Senate Bill 833 will in fact make roads safer and disputes the relevance of proof of legal presence to permitting driver privileges.

Defeat of Measure 88 will overturn Senate Bill 833 that was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014. If Measure 88 passes, SB 833 is upheld and the law will take effect on December 4th, 2014.

Matt Swanson will speak in favor of Measure 88. He is the Executive Director, SEIU Oregon State Council, Service Employees International Union. His current responsibilities include community outreach and attention to a range of policy matters including immigration, retirement and ballot measures. He has held a number of union positions (AFL-CIO, UFCW, American Federation of Teachers, SEIU) of increasing responsibility with a focus on community, union, and political organization. Matt attended the University of Oregon and is a graduate of South Salem High School.

Cynthia Kendoll will speak against Measure 88. She joined Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) in 2008, and the OFIR Board in 2010. She has served as OFIR President since 2011. Cynthia was a Chief Petitioner for a referendum to overturn SB 833, and is the Authorized Agent and statewide campaign manager for Protect Oregon Driver Licenses and the NO on 88 campaign. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform. Ms. Kendoll is a native Oregonian.

We have important issues to decide. Don't miss this important debate on Measure 88. As is our tradition we meet at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill. For lunch reservations please visit our web site at www.salemcityclub.com and register on line. Reservations are due by noon Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM.


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WSU Vancouver to host regional LGBTQA-friendly College Fair
WSU Vancouver - 10/13/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Thirty colleges and universities from across the country are expected to participate in the LGBTQA-friendly College Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in Washington State University Vancouver's Firstenburg Student Commons.

The fair provides an occasion for LGBTQ students and allies to learn about post-secondary academic opportunities, student life and campus safety, while connecting with LGBTQA-friendly colleges. Attendees can meet admissions counselors and financial aid representatives and learn about LGBTQA resources and programs.

The program includes a Financial Aid 101 workshop at 1 p.m. and a panel at 2 p.m. with current college students who will share their perspectives on what it means to be an LGBTQ student. Student ambassadors from WSU Vancouver will give campus tours every half hour beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Prospective students, family members and others planning to attend the fair are not required to sign up but may do so through Campus Pride at campuspride.org/collegefair/.

The event is free and open to the public. It is one of the first such college fairs in the Pacific Northwest.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free on weekends.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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Red Cross Encourages Everyone to Register for the Great ShakeOut
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/13/14
PORTLAND, Oct. 13, 2014 - Millions of people worldwide will practice how to "drop, cover, and hold on" at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16 during Great ShakeOut earthquake drills. This is particularly important for Pacific Northwest residents who live near the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the 600-mile long earthquake fault stretching from offshore northern California to southern British Columbia.

WHAT:
The Great ShakeOut takes place on a specific day and time each year to increase earthquake preparedness. Participants DROP to the ground, take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table (or against a wall with your arms covering your head/neck), and HOLD ON to your shelter until the shaking stops.

WHO:
The American Red Cross Cascades Region, Oregon Emergency Management, and various schools and agencies across the state will participate. Local businesses that have registered include Fred Meyer, Intel, Salem Hospital, Citizens Bank, Evergreen School District and the City of Vancouver.

WHEN:
10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2014

WHERE:
American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter
3131 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland

CONTEST:
The Cascades Region is hosting its second annual "Great #ShakeOutSelfie" contest. People participating in the ShakeOut exercise are encouraged to snap a photo of themselves (aka "selfie" during the drill and to tweet the image to @RedCrossCascade using the hashtag #ShakeOutSelfie. Participants are eligible for a variety of disaster kit items provided by Oregon Emergency Management. Full contest rules are posted at http://www.redcross.org/news/article/or/portland/Great-ShakeOut-Selfies-Contest-2014.

In addition to practicing actions to stay safe during an earthquake, the Great ShakeOut is a great opportunity to update emergency plans and supplies, and to download the Red Cross Earthquake App. To learn more about the Great ShakeOut visit www.shakeout.org.

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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Arts Commission, Trust embark on statewide town meetings
Oregon Arts Commission - 10/13/14
For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2014
Contact: Carrie Kikel, (503) 986-0081, carrie.kikel@oregon.gov

Commission, Trust embark on statewide tour
to gather information on arts and culture issues;
Findings to guide strategic planning process

Salem, Ore. - Led by Executive Director Brian Rogers, the staff of the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust will hold 14 statewide town meetings between now and Dec. 12 to hear from Oregonians about arts and culture issues. The information gathered will develop independent plans to guide each organization over the next five years.

"Hearing from our stakeholders, which include every Oregonian, is a vitally important part of the planning process," said Rogers. "The themes that emerge from these meetings will form the framework of our plans."

Each of the three-hour meetings, which kick off in The Dalles Oct. 20 and conclude in Eugene Dec. 12, will be hosted by a local arts and culture partner. Registration is encouraged but not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The schedule for the meetings appears below; click the links for more information or to register.

10/20/2014: The Dalles, 1 to 4 p.m.
(https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingthedalles)

10/21/2014: La Grande/Cove, 1 to 4 p.m.
(https://www.regonline.com/townmeetinglagrande-cove)

10/22/2014: Pendleton, 9 a.m. to noon
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingpendleton

10/28/2014: Bend, 9 a.m. to noon
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingbend

10/29/2014: Burns, 9 a.m. to noon
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingburns

10/31/2015: Salem, 1 to 4 p.m.
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingsalem

11/3/2014: Medford, 1 to 4 p.m.
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingmedford

11/4/2104: Klamath Falls, 9 a.m. to noon
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingklamathfalls

11/17/2014: Portland Eastside, 9 a.m. to noon
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingportland1

11/20/2014: Newport, 1 to 4 p.m.
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingnewport

11/21/2014: Coos Bay, 9 a.m. to noon
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingcoosbay

12/2/2104: Astoria, 1 to 4 p.m.
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingastoria

12/4/2014: Portland Westside, 1 to 4 p.m.
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingportland2

12/12/2014: Eugene, 1 to 4 p.m.
https://www.regonline.com/townmeetingeugene

Written testimony also is welcome, especially from those unable to attend a town meeting. Testimony should be emailed to brian.rogers@oregon.gov or mailed to OAC / OCT Planning Process, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200, in Salem OR 97301.

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The Oregon Arts Commission plays an important role in fostering arts engagement to preserve Oregon's famously high quality of life. In collaboration with many partners, the Arts Commission provides leadership, advocacy, resources and capacity-building programs; and awards millions of dollars in grants every year to Oregon artists and arts organizations.

The Oregon Cultural Trust supports an environment in which cultural organizations are sustained and valued as a core part of vibrant Oregon communities. The Cultural Trust is a provider for Oregon culture, working with its five statewide cultural partners: Oregon Arts Commission; Oregon State Historic Preservation Office; Oregon Humanities; Oregon Heritage Commission; and the Oregon Historical Society.

The Arts Commission and Cultural Trust are departments within Business Oregon, a state agency that ensures a coherent, integrated approach to economic development and a continuous policy direction that can transcend changes in executive and legislative leadership. Business Oregon recognizes the expanding role the arts and culture play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities.
Regulated-use rules end Oct. 14 in NE Oregon, fire season still on
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/13/14
As of 12:01 am, October 14, 2014, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has terminated the fire prevention related Regulated-Use Closure for private forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. Campfires and warming fires are allowed with landowner permission.

Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit Wildland Fire Supervisor, cautions "Campfires should not be left unattended as they could spread to wildland fuels."

Build campfires in a safe location by scraping away leaves and litter to bare soil on all sides of the fire. All fires should be DEAD OUT! DROWN all embers, sticks, and coals, STIR the coals with a shovel, DROWN the area again.

Fire season remains in effect for private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands protected by the Northeast Oregon District in the following counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla, and small portions of Grant, Malheur, and Morrow Counties. Open fires (except campfires), debris burns and burn barrels on ODF protected lands require a burn permit, contact your local office for information.

Year to date fire information for lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry Northeast Oregon District:

Lightning caused: 66 fires Acres burned: 636
Human caused: 31 fires Acres burned: 261

Note that when traveling from private land onto federal land, fire restrictions may change. Please check restrictions before conducting activities in the outdoors.

To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541) 963-7171, or 911.

For further information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry office:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-316
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

More information can be found at the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website http://bmidc.org/index.shtml. Look under fire restrictions.
Northeast Oregon District Wildfire Blog: http://neodistrictfireblog.blogspot.com/
ODF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
Ridgefield School District's new buildings provide teachers the opportunity to use innovative teaching techniques (Photo)
Ridgefield Sch. Dist. - 10/13/14
Jordyn Davies (4th) appreciates the extra help she gets from having a second teacher in class
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Monday, October 13, 2014-Ridgefield, WA-Fourth grade teachers at Union Ridge Elementary School use the functionality provided by the district's brand-new capital facilities buildings to utilize innovative teaching techniques in their classes.

Mindy Morris and Nani Mack team-teach fourth grade language arts thanks to a collapsible adjoining wall in their classrooms. "Initially, the plans for the new building included a solid wall between our classrooms, however we suggested the construction team use a collapsible wall instead and they fit the idea into the plan," said Morris.

The two teachers alternate who leads each lesson so the other one can ensure students receive extra help if they need it. For the students, they have two language arts teachers instead of just one. "The concept of team-teaching language arts stems from the new common core curriculum which combines reading and writing - having two teachers introduce the material makes us both that much more effective," said Morris. "In addition, since the students have more classmates, they are exposed to the additional perspectives their new classmates bring with them."

Morris previously taught as part of a team in a middle school and brought up the idea of team-teaching with Mack last year. "I love team teaching and would never go back," said Mack. "It's definitely a different experience since we spend a little more time planning, however we're able to manage class-time so effectively that students spend more time learning since there's always one of us who can help those students who are struggling without slowing down the rest of the class." In addition, when either teacher uses a substitute teacher, the lesson plan doesn't slow down. "When we have subs, the classes still have at least one teacher with whom they're familiar so the lessons proceed as planned," explained Mack.

Mack and Morris work well together thanks to their similar teaching styles. "Our personalities mesh very well so team-teaching comes easy to us," said Morris. "We're very lucky because it can be rare for two teachers to get along as well as we do." Mack agreed, "The biggest challenge of team-teaching is getting used to being observed by your teaching partner every day; you have to really trust your partner and appreciate giving and receiving feedback."

Students really enjoy the team-teaching concept, too. "It's nice getting to try something we're not used to which is also so new to us," said Cameron Jones, a fourth grader. "Team-teaching is more fun because you get more time with the teachers and each one has their own style - they help each other and communicate very well together."

Jordyn Davies, a classmate, agreed with Jones, "I really like language arts and now we have more than one teacher to help us with things we don't understand," she said. "The two teachers are really fun to learn from and it's fun watching them both teach."

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A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Springfield
OR Department of Human Services - 10/13/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

* Thursday October 23rd from 11:15am - 1:00pm at Springfield City Hall, Library Conference Room, 225 5th St.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Newport
OR Department of Human Services - 10/13/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

*Tuesday October 21, 2014 from 11:15am - 12:45pm at the Newport Senor Center, 20 SE 2nd St.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
A Community Conversation: Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Oregon - Lebanon
OR Department of Human Services - 10/13/14
Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) would like to invite you to come and share ideas about the future of Oregon's services for seniors and people with disabilities. This is your opportunity to help Oregon decide what should be done to improve future services. There will be a short presentation followed by a group discussion. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to hear what home and community mean to you--Now and as you age. Meetings will be held:

* Monday October 20th from 10:30am - 12:00pm at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who are deaf or hard of hearing or other accommodations for persons with disabilities are available. Please contact Rebecca Arce at Rebecca.e.arce@state.or.us or 503-947-5019 to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting. For general information please contact Bob Weir at 503-947-2321 or bob.weir@dhsoha.state.or.us.
CCC is Now Official Ballot Drop Site for Clackamas County
Clackamas Community College - 10/13/14
OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College is an official ballot drop site for the Nov. 4 election. The new ballot drop box is located at the northeast entrance to the Community Center in the core of the college campus.
The ballot box was installed at the campus last week.
Clackamas County Elections will mail ballots for the Nov. 4 election on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Ballots can be dropped off at official drop sites beginning Thursday, Oct. 16, and continuing through 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots may be dropped off 24 hours a day at the county's secure outdoor ballot drop boxes, including the one at CCC.
Ballots returned to drop sites do not require postage.
For a complete list of ballot drop sites in Clackamas County, please see https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/register.do?lang=eng&source=SOS.
Updated with Pictures-PF&R Responds to a Sailboat on Fire at 12800 NW Marina Way (Fred's Marina) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/13/14
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This morning at 7:50 AM Portland Firefighters were called to Fred's Marina at 12800 NW Marina Way. Arriving firefighters found a 27' sailboat on fire. Firefighters used a combination of portable floating fire pumps and a Portland Fire boat to extinguish the fire. Firefighters searched the boat for occupants and didn't find anyone.

Fires over water (on floating docks and boats) present additional danger and can be challenging for firefighters. These fires are dangerous because firefighters are at risk of falling into the water. Firefighters wear life preservers to lessen this risk. These fires are challenging because firefighters often have to use alternative water supplies due to the distance from the boats to land (and water mains).

A Fire Investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of this fire. No injuries were associated with this fire.


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Oregon League of Minority Voters to host forum for gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates: Kitzhaber, Richardson, Merkley and Wehby
Wells Fargo - 10/13/14
Group to honor Nichole Maher and Charles Wilhoite

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The nonpartisan Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) will host its fifth annual "State of Civil Rights Forum" 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland.

The nonprofit OLMV has invited all four gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates to attend, giving them the opportunity to state their positions on the issues that uniquely impact minorities in Oregon, among those pressing issues are civil rights and immigrations.

The free event will include dinner and is open to the public. Attendees must order tickets in advance by calling (503) 946-8526 or sending an email to OLMV@oregonlmv.org.

An estimated 200 participants are expected to attend the dinner forum, including public officials, business leaders, clergy and community leaders.

"Our goal is to provide a forum for these candidates, to share their views about what they propose to do to improve this state for all its residents, including its minorities and communities of color," said OLMV Director Promise King. "Those we elect to serve and represent us must demonstrate they can champion our issues, and be ready to lead us toward unity and justice, and away from inequity , racial division and the anxiety of dealing with systemic injustices."

The event will include the presentation of OLMV's coveted Civil Rights Champion Award to Nichole Maher, president and CEO of Northwest Health Foundation; and Charles Wilhoite, CPA, managing director of Willamette Management Associates.

The event sponsors include Benson Hotel, City of Beaverton, Fred Meyer, Multnomah County Sheriff, Neil Kelly, Portland Development Commission, Providence, Safeway, US Bank and Wells Fargo.

About The Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV)
Founded in 2007, a concerned group of volunteers and leaders established the OLMV to advocate for public policies that uniquely impact all people of color throughout Oregon. It serves as a liaison between communities of color, policy leaders and the public institutions that serve them. The league is a non-partisan and non-profit organization founded to promote a broader understanding of the issues that uniquely impact people of color and minorities with a mission to re-engage majority involvement in civil-rights causes. For more information about OLMV, go to website: www.oregonlmv.org.
Downed Tree Struck by 4 Vehicles - Highway 22 near Detroit in Marion County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/13/14
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Highway 22 was partially blocked Monday morning for a couple hours after several vehicles struck a downed tree on Highway 22 between Gates and Detroit in Marion County. No vehicle occupants required transport to a hospital and two of the damaged vehicles were towed from the scene.

According to Senior Trooper Frank Hagen, on October 13, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m., strong winds led to a tree falling onto the highway near milepost 36. The driver of an eastbound pickup safely pulled onto the shoulder after running over the tree. Immediately afterward, a westbound pickup struck the tree and then crashed into an embankment. An eastbound Chrysler PT Cruiser and westbound log truck both also struck the tree. The Chrysler then collided nearly head-on with the loaded log truck.

Fire and medical responders from Lyons Rural Fire Protection District and Gates Rural Fire Protection District assisted with traffic control for an hour while ODOT personnel cleared the tree from the road.

Occupant names are not available for this release.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Meet the 2014 National SCRABBLE Champion - an Oregonian! (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 10/13/14
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Portland, OR - Oregon once again became home to SCRABBLE royalty on August 12 when 24-year-old Portlander Conrad Bassett-Bouchard rose to the top of a field of over 500 other players from eleven countries to win the 25th annual National Scrabble Championship. Conrad, who was second-seeded in the tournament, beat 29-year-old Jason Li of Montreal, with a score of 477-350. After five-days of grueling competition, Bassett-Bouchard returned home with $10,000 in prize winnings.

Join OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk at the Oregon Historical Society's next "History in the Making" event, featuring an exclusive Q&A with Conrad, where he will discuss the path that led him to become the national champion of one of America's favorite board games. The event begins tomorrow night, October 14, at 7 PM at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue) and is free and open to the public.

Created in 1948 by an out-of-work architect, SCRABBLE (C) has become one of the most iconic board games in history. According to the National SCRABBLE(C) Association, over 100 million SCRABBLE (C) games have been sold, and the game can be found in one of every three American homes. The game continues to evolve, and this year's tournament featured many young players like Conrad, whose love for the game has grown through playing online.

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.


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Car Thief Arrested After Attempt to Elude Police, K-9 Track (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/13/14
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On Monday October 13, 2014, at 2:17 a.m., an East Precinct officer attempted to stop a blue 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Van in the area of Southeast 90th Avenue and Claybourne Street for a traffic violation. The van sped away from the police and the officer did not engage in a pursuit, but shared the information with fellow officers in the area.

At 3:32 a.m., an officer spotted the van parked at Southeast 86th Avenue and Liebe Street and saw a man run from the vehicle into the neighborhood.

Several officers, including a Police K-9, searched the neighborhood and located the suspect, 36-yaer-old Shaun Dixon, after a lengthy search.

A closer examination of the van revealed that it was reported stolen on September 8, 2014.

Dixon was charged with Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Attempt to Elude on Foot.

Dixon was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday October 14, 2014.

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Time for Public Input on Proposed Plans for Frog Pond Area near Wilsonville
City of Wilsonville - 10/13/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- The Frog Pond Area planning project has reached a key milestone--the team has developed three alternative plans to guide the future of the 500-acre area surrounding the Frog Pond Grange on Stafford Road. In order to obtain public input on the alternative plans, the City is hosting an Open House from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East.

At the Open House members of the project team will describe the alternative plans and explain their differences in order to allow the public to make informed recommendations about the plans.

In addition to the in-person open house, the City is also holding an Online Open House Survey which began Friday, October 10, and runs through Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The purpose of the Online Open House Survey is to share the plans with community members online and obtain their feedback about draft plans. To participate in the Online Open House Survey visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/FrogPond.

Feedback from the online and in-person open houses are very valuable as they will help narrow the project alternatives and inform the creation of a preferred plan that combines the best elements from each alternative plan.

Written comments may also be submitted to Chris Neamtzu, City of Wilsonville Planning Director, via email (neamtzu@ci.wilsonville.or.us) or in hard copy.
Who Should Represent Oregon In National Statuary Hall? (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 10/13/14
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Oregonians are invited to cast their vote!

Portland, OR - Beginning Monday, October 13, Oregonians will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on whether statues of Dr. John McLoughlin and Jason Lee should continue to represent Oregon in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol Building, or whether those statues should be returned to Oregon, and replaced by statues of other historic Oregonians.

In 1864, the United States Congress passed legislation converting the former House of Representatives Chamber into a venue for displaying statues of citizens from each state "illustrious for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services." The National Statuary Hall collection now includes 100 statues contributed by the fifty states. Legislation enacted by Congress in 2000 provided procedures for states to reclaim a statue in the collection and replace it with a new statue. Seven states have since replaced statues.

Oregon pioneers McLoughlin and Lee were selected by the 1921 Oregon State Legislature to represent Oregon in the collection. On August 20, 2014, Governor John Kitzhaber issued an Executive Order establishing a nine-member Statuary Hall Study Commission, and assigned them the task of reporting to the upcoming Oregon Legislative Assembly whether the statues of McLoughlin or Lee should be returned home, and, if so, who should be sent as a replacement statue.

The Commission, chaired by former Willamette University President Dr. Jerry Hudson, has held two public meetings, and, as required by the Executive Order, is encouraging input from a wide range of Oregonians, including school children throughout Oregon.

At the request of the Commission, the Oregon Historical Society has added a special section to its website (http://ohs.org/get-involved/statuary-hall.cfm) which will allow Oregonians to access biographies of McLoughlin and Lee, as well as biographies of historic Oregonians who historians and various historic organizations have recommended as worthy of consideration as possible replacements. Those accessing the website will also be able to express their opinion on the question of the retention or replacement of the current statues, and the question of possible replacements.

"I invite all Oregonians to join in this fascinating conversation on our state's history, heritage, and shared values," said Dr. Hudson. "I especially encourage school teachers across Oregon to ensure that Oregon's future--our youth--become involved in this conversation."

Oregonians can also share their opinions by snail mail, by writing to the "Statuary Hall Study Commission; c/o Oregon Historical Society; 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205.

NOTE: Photo credit Architect of the Capitol - additional images available on their website at http://www.aoc.gov/

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.


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Sheriff's Office Safe Boat Auction (Photo)
Clatsop Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/13/14
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The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office is auctioning their 1997 21-foot Safe Boat International patrol vessel through www.govdeals.com. After conducting on-site auctions for years the decision was to come into the 21st century and take advantage of the services provided by GovDeals. The hope is by conducting our auctions online we will provide an opportunity for a broader base of our community to bid on these items. More importantly, it will allow the Sheriff's Office to auction the items in a timelier manner. Instead of waiting for numerous vehicles or pieces of equipment to come up for auction resulting in deteriorated products we will be able to auction the items as soon as they are available. To view the boat listing go to: www.govdeals.com/ClatsopCountySheriff and bid away. Anyone can view the item, however, if you wish to actually bid you will need to complete a quick registration process through the site. If you have any questions after visiting the site please use the Question and Answer Section or call Paul Williams at 503-325-8635.


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UPDATES: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to Early Morning House Fire (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/13/14
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UPDATE WITH CAUSE, DAMAGE ESTIMATES AND PHOTOS

PF&R Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature and originated in the porch light. The fire then extended to the interior on the second floor.
Damage is estimated at $120,000 total loss. ($100,000 structural and $20,000 contents.)

(3) occupants have been displaced by this fire and are staying with friends/family. One occupant stated that it was the crackling of the fire that woke him up initially. The smoke detectors were operating properly as well.

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Portland Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a report of a house on fire this morning at 9119 Southeast Lincoln St. All occupants are reported to be out of the structure, firefighters are still on scene extinguishing the fire. More information will be posted if it becomes available.


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Legacy Health to offer free community flu shot clinics on Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day
Legacy Health - 10/13/14
Legacy Health is offering FREE flu shots to people age six months and older on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Veterans Day, serving our community in honor of those who have served our country. Shots will be available on all five hospital campuses during the times listed below while supplies last.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 N. Gantenbein, Portland
7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Ave., Portland
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
19300 SW 65th Ave., Tualatin
7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
24800 SE Stark St., Gresham
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2211 NE 139th St., Vancouver
3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

People age 12 and older may also receive a free tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccination. Pertussis commonly referred to as whooping cough, is very contagious. County health departments declared pertussis outbreaks in Oregon and Washington in 2012. Eighty three percent of people who die from pertussis in the U.S. are less than three months old and often catch it from adult family members.

The clinics are sponsored in part by Legacy Foundations and in partnership with Immunize Oregon.
10/12/14
Armed Robbery Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 10/12/14
On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 10:14 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Subway sandwich shop, located at 16409 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that the suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money.

Several officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 17-18 years old, 5'7" tall, medium build, wearing some kind of mask and a hoody.

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

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Deputies Carry Victim and Suspect out of Ravine after Crash (Photo)
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/12/14
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Early this morning, deputies responded to a roll-over crash on Highway 26 where at least one person was ejected and two others fled the scene. They were eventually found and the driver is facing charges.

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at about 1:17 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a roll-over crash on Highway 26 near NW Fisher Road in the community of Manning. An ambulance came across the crash and reported that one person had been ejected and was being treated on scene. The driver and anther passenger fled the scene on foot.

Deputies arrived and started searching the wooded area adjacent to the road for the two missing occupants. They brought in a K9 team and eventually found the other passenger and the driver, 25-year-old Mario Morquecho of Seaside, at the bottom of a steep ravine. They were both injured and unable to walk out on their own.

It took deputies and firefighters several hours to carry both parties about a half mile out of the woods to a waiting ambulance. Both had non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Morquecho will face multiple charges when he is released from the hospital, including DUII, Felony Hit and Run, Assault, and Reckless Driving.


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Update on Homicide
Gresham Police Dept - 10/12/14
Gresham Police Detectives and the East County Major Crimes Team released more information related to the homicide from yesterday at the 2900 block of N.E. Division

*The victim has been identified as 70 year-old Deanna L Stivahtis, who lived at that location.

*Police are asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that belonged to the victim. It is a 1998 dark green Dodge Caravan. It had extensive previous damage on the passenger side and had an Oregon license plate of WQS 804. If the vehicle is spotted, do not attempt contact with the occupant or occupants and call 911 immediately. If anybody has information as to a possible location for the vehicle, they are asked to call the Gresham Police Tips Line at 503.618.2719. Messages can be left anonymously.

There is no further information available.
Gang-Related Stabbing Investigation in Southeast Portland's Lents Neighborhood (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/12/14
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On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 1:03 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 86th Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard on the report of an assault and stabbing.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and found the 21-year-old male victim suffering from multiple injuries, none believed to be life-threatening. The victim was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

Officers learned that the victim, his girlfriend and their three children were walking along Woodstock Boulevard when three males approached them and had a brief verbal exchange with the victim. The suspects then began attacking the victim, and ultimately he was stabbed in one of his legs.

Due to the victim's previous gang affiliation, and the description of the suspects, investigators from the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

The suspects are described as three male Hispanics or African Americans. The suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored, newer sedan.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.

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Marion County Sheriff's Office seeking Cadet Applicants (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/12/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program was created to introduce young men and women to law enforcement and develop them as future leaders. Here's a chance to experience, first hand, what it takes to be a Patrol Deputy, Parole & Probation Deputy, or Corrections Deputy. Many law enforcement officers, including our own Sheriff Jason Myers, have used their Cadet experiences to start a career in law enforcement.

If you're between 14 1/2 & 20 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and enrolled full-time in school with at least 2.5 grade point average, you may qualify to join our Cadet Program. Cadets are expected to have Internet access to aid in communicating with our Cadet Program Advisors.

You'll learn about teamwork and develop leadership skills while working with our Deputies. Selected applicants will participate in an interview process and must pass a background investigation. Successful applicants will begin an 8-week Cadet Academy that starts in January. Classes are held on Saturdays. If interested, turn your application in by 5:00pm, October 30th.

Once trained, you'll ride along with deputies on patrol, participate in community relations programs, assist with traffic control & security, and learn more about the professions associated with the field of law enforcement.

Cadets are expected to dedicate 20 hours of volunteer work each month.

For more information, visit our web site at www.GoMcso.com and click on the Cadet Unit link for an application! You can also leave a voicemail at 503-932-4850. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.


Attached Media Files: Cadet at Bicycle Rodeo , Cadets at Drug Take Back Event
Gresham Detectives Investigating a Homicide
Gresham Police Dept - 10/12/14
Gresham,Ore--Gresham Detectives and the East County Major Crimes Team are investigating a homicide at the 2900 block of N.E. Division in Gresham. Officers were called out at 12:21 p.m. on October 11,2014 to check on a woman who was found inside her mobile home after relatives came by to check on her. Officers and Emergency Medical personnel were dispatched and determined she was deceased.

Detectives and the medical examiner were called out because of the suspicious nature of the death and they determined it a homicide. The East County Major Crimes Team was activated and continues to investigate this case. The East County Major Crimes Team is composed of detectives from Gresham Police, Troutdale Police, Fairview Police, Oregon State Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

The victim is an adult female. No further information regarding her identity will be released until her next of kin can be notified.


There is no further information available at this time.
Shooting Investigation Overnight Outside Centennial Neighborhood Strip Club
Portland Police Bureau - 10/12/14
On Sunday October 12, 2014, at 1:51 a.m., an East Precinct officer in the area of Southeast 148th Avenue and Division Street heard multiple gunshots coming from the East of the intersection.

Additional officers responded to the area and received several 9-1-1 calls that led the police to the Spearmint Rhino strip club, located at 15826 Southeast Division Street.

While checking the parking lot, officers were flagged down by security who pointed out evidence of gunfire in the lot.

No evidence of any victims was located and nobody arrived at any Portland hospitals with gunshot wounds.

The Portland Police Bureau Gun Task Force is continuing to actively investigate gun crimes in the City of Portland.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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

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Driver Arrested Near PSU After Traffic Pursuit Started in Washington (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/12/14
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On Saturday October 11, 2014, at approximately 8:30 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to I-5 southbound after the report that the Washington State Patrol was in pursuit of a hit and run suspect from the State of Washington.

Officers were able to follow the pursuit, beginning at the Rose Quarter, across the Marquam Bridge and exiting at Southwest 6th Avenue. A North Precinct officer was able to perform a successful Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver to spin out the suspect vehicle on 6th near Harrison Street.

The driver would not obey officers commands and struggled briefly with them before being taken into custody.

The driver, 61-year-old Joe Edward Abeyta of Cathlamet, Washington, was arrested on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants/Drugs (DUII), Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Interfering with Public Transportation.

Abeyta was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and may face additional charges in the State of Washington.

The MAX line along Southwest 6th Avenue was delayed briefly due to this encounter and arrest.

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Two Injured in Rollover Crash After Hitting Dead Bear Lying on Road - Interstate 84 east of Pendleton (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/12/14
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Two people were injured and their dog died Saturday night in a rollover crash along Interstate 84 near Meacham when the driver lost control after running over a dead bear lying in a traffic lane.

On October 11, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m., a passenger car driven by BRET CARTWRIGHT, age 25, from Boise, Idaho, was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 235 when he changed from the right lane to left lane due to plastic vehicle parts on the road causing a hazard. Upon changing lanes, the car struck a dead black bear lying in the left lane.

CARTWRIGHT lost control of the vehicle as it rolled into the center median where it came to rest on its top.

CARTWRIGHT was transported by ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton for treatment of non-life threatening injury. His 22-year old wife received minor injury and their 1-year old daughter was properly restrained in a child safety seat and was not injured. Both were driven to the hospital by an OSP trooper.

The family's dog was deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by local emergency responders.

The vehicle that had previously struck the bear was not at the scene. OSP and ODOT urge drivers involved in a collision with wildlife or other animals to stop and make an effort to check the extent of injury and any damage to your vehicle. If possible and safe to do so, try to get the animal and/or road debris out of the way of approaching traffic. Contact 9-1-1 or OSP dispatch to report the collision and request assistance, if needed.

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10/11/14
Red Cross Assisting 22 People After Saturday Fires in Hillsboro, Vancouver
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 10/11/14
The American Red Cross Cascades Region is assisting 22 people after Oct. 11 fires in Hillsboro, Washington County and Vancouver, Clark County.

A multi-family fire in the 1700 block of Oak Street in Hillsboro displaced eight adults and nine children. The Red Cross is providing immediate emergency assistance for lodging, food, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.

A single-family fire in the 2000 block of Carlson Road in Vancouver displaced five adults. The Red Cross is providing immediate emergency assistance for lodging, food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Hillsboro Apartment Fire Displaces Four Families (Photo)
Hillsboro Fire and Rescue - 10/11/14
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Hillsboro, Oregon - Early Saturday evening four families were displaced by a kitchen fire that started in one of the apartments at the twelve unit complex at 1719 SE Oak Street. The fire was reported to 9-1-1 dispatchers just before 7:00pm and the first engine company to arrive from the Main Station #1 found flames coming from the roof of the single story, multi family building. When firefighters entered the apartment where the kitchen fire was reported they found that the fire had traveled up the wall and into the attic space. Additional firefighters worked on venting the roof to access and extinguish the fire in the attic. Firefighters had the fire under control within 10 minutes of their arrival.

Witnesses told investigators that the fire started in a pot on the stove. When the resident discovered the fire, she left the apartment to get the fire extinguisher from the laundry room just outside. A nearby neighbor heard the smoke alarm sounding and brought a fire extinguisher when he came to investigate. The two successfully put out the fire on the stove, but not before the fire had entered the attic space.

The interior of the apartment where the fire started suffered smoke and water damage. As a result of the heat and water in the attic space and potential damage to electrical wiring the power to the building and all four apartments was turned off.
The Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the four families with temporary housing. A total of nine adults and eight children were displaced.

Hillsboro Fire Investigators determine the cause of the fire to be accidental.
Twenty personnel from Hillsboro Fire & Rescue responded to the fire. No injuries were reported.


Hillsboro Fire and Rescue reminds citizens to evacuate at the first sign of smoke or fire and call 9-1-1 once safely outside. And once outside, don't go back in.



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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 97 north of Highway 58 in Klamath County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/11/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening's collision that seriously injured a West Richland, Washington man along Highway 97 four miles north of the Highway 58 junction in Klamath County.

On October 10, 2014 at approximately 7:09 p.m., a Kenworth truck pulling an unloaded flatbed semi-trailer driven by ROGER MACOMBER, age 69, from Redmond, Oregon, was northbound when MACOMBER tried to make a u-turn on Highway 97 near milepost 191. The trailer became high-centered and was stopped when a 2003 Saturn driven by BRENT CAMPBELL, age 49, from West Richland, Washington, crashed into the trailer and caught fire. Two other vehicles also collided with the truck.

Several citizens removed CAMPBELL from the vehicle. He was seriously injured and transported by Air Link to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment.

OSP troopers were assisted at the scene by Crescent Rural Fire Protection District and ODOT. The highway was blocked about two hours before one lane was open.

Enforcement action is pending review of the completed investigation with the Klamath County District Attorney's Office. Trooper Jeremiah Beckert is the lead investigator.

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Update #3: Second Person Dies - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W west of Walton in Lane County
Oregon State Police - 10/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified that a second person has died following an October 7, 2014 two vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 126W about three miles west of Walton in Lane County.

Passenger RICHARD HENNIGAN, age 58, from Eugene, reported died Friday, October 10, at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

On October 7, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., OSP and local emergency responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126W near milepost 30. Local emergency responders extricated two critically injured people from a Chevrolet pickup. The driver of the offending vehicle, RICHARD ANDREW JACKSON, age 40, from Bloomington, Indiana, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initial investigation indicates a 1995 Ford pickup driven by JACKSON was westbound on Highway 126W when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 1998 Chevrolet pickup with two occupants.

The two seriously injured persons from the Chevrolet pickup were identified as driver DEBORAH HOPE, age 56, from Eugene, and passenger RICHARD HENNIGAN, age 58, from Eugene. HOPE was transported by air ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. HENNIGAN was transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

OSP troopers from the Springfield and Florence offices are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Candyce Fiddy is the lead investigator and Senior Trooper Blaine Hlebechuk is the lead collision reconstructionist.

No photographs are available for this release.

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UPDATE: Transit Police Investigating a Pedestrian Fatality Involving a MAX Train on East Burnside Street
Portland Police Bureau - 10/11/14
The man who was struck and killed last night by a MAX train has been identified as 71-year-old Joseph Nathan Hill, a resident of the neighborhood.

Investigators learned that Hill was out for a walk. When he got to the MAX tracks, he stepped out onto the tracks and looked East then was struck from behind by an eastbound train.

It is not known if Hill was impaired at the time of the incident.

The TriMet MAX Operator was not impaired and has cooperated with the investigation.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Friday October 10, 2014, at 7:14 p.m., East Precinct and Transit Police Division officers responded to 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report that a pedestrian was struck by an eastbound MAX train.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the male adult pedestrian was deceased.

Currently, MAX in both directions has been stopped, with eastbound delays expected to be more significant.

East Burnside Street is closed in both directions from 162nd to 157th Avenues as the investigation continues to develop.

No additional information is available and updates will be provided when the become available.

Riders can find transit updates by visiting www.TriMet.org.

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Vancouver Police conduct warrant sweep
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/11/14
Vancouver, Wash. - On Friday October 10, 2014, three teams consisting of officers from the Vancouver Police East and West Neighborhood Response Teams (NRT), Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO), Vancouver K-9, and the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) conducted a citywide warrant sweep. The focus of the sweep was to locate and arrest individuals with with "no bail" warrants with the following parameters: felony property crimes, misdemeanor property crimes ( if the subject had multiple warrants), and DOC Warrants (regardless of the original charge). During the sweep, multiple additional individuals were located with misdemeanor warrants, No Contact Order Violations, those being held by DOC for other violations, and individuals in possession of controlled substances.

The sweep was initially focused on 60 specific individuals who met the criteria listed above, were likely to re-offend while on their warrant status, and are persons of interest for on-going crime issues (both felony and misdemeanor).

The warrant sweep resulted in:

* 25 individuals arrested
* 29 warrants (both Felony and Misdemeanor) cleared
* 8 new charges on individuals arrested
* 2 Department of Corrections holds on DOC violations
* 1 vehicle seized, pending a search warrant for Controlled Substances

The individuals arrested and charges (in no particular order):

1. Zachary L Skoblov, 07-01-80: District Court Warrant; ID Theft (new charge)
2. Tony R Bryden, 05/23/58, : DOC Felony warrant
3. Taylor A Flick, 02/24/94 : 2 District Court Warrants
4. Tyler J Wheatley, 01/04/84 : DOC Probation Violation
5. Ashton B Livendale, 08/24/84: District Court Warrant
6. Angela L Duston, 07/04/87: Possession Controlled Substance (new charge);
Possession Stolen Property II (new charge)
7. Donavon R Cruze, 07/24/71: DOC Felony Warrant;
Possession Controlled Substance (new charge)
8. Glenn G Goodin, 04/22/71: DOC Felony Warrant
9. JN N Tosi, 01/21/95: DOC Probation Violation
10. Nicholas M Dreitlein, 02/12/86: DOC Felony Warrant
11. Christopher J Monek, 03/26/89 DOC Felony Warrant
12. Heidi L Freeman,06/ 15/73: 1 Superior Court Felony Warrant; 4 District Court Warrants
13. Gregg S Whitley, 09/18/68: DOC Felony Warrant
14. Byron D Potter, 05, /01/68: District Court Warrant
15. Undisclosed Juvenile: Superior Court Felony Warrant
16. Aaron R Farmer, 05/14/86: DOC Felony Warrant
17. Daniel T Ryerson, 06/24/95: District Court Warrant
18. Timothy L Davison, 06/23/92: DOC Felony Warrant
19. Jeffrey T Cossart, 03/28/68: DOC Felony Warrant
20. Jacob E Brown, 05, /19/90: Superior Court Felony Warrant
21. Lindsay M Ross, 07/15/91: DOC Felony Warrant; District Court Warrant
22. Patricia Huckins, 02/27/81: District Court Warrant;
Possession Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (new charge);
Possession Controlled Substance - Heroin (new charge); Forgery (new charge)
23. Jeffrey D Brown, 10/17/74: District Court Warrant
24. Kathy N Davis, 12, /19/66: DOC Felony Warrant
25. Igor V Didenko, 02/27/83: 2 Superior Court Warrants;
Violation DV No Contact Order (new charge)


Warrant sweeps which focus on repeat offenders, are an important component to improve community safety and increase community livability in Vancouver.

For more information on the law enforcement teams that participated in this effort, please visit the Specialty Unit section of Vancouver Police Department website at www.vanpolice.org.

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The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.
Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W near Veneta in Lane County
Oregon State Police - 10/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon's single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 126W near Veneta that turned fatal after the driver was transported to a hospital. The victim's name is released in this update.

On October 10, 2014 approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2006 Mercedes Benz driven by JERRY BYRON (J.B.) HOWELL, age 80, from Walton, was traveling westbound on Highway 126W near milepost 48 when it traveled across the eastbound lane and off the road, crashing into a tree. Local emergency responders including Lane Fire Authority were dispatched and HOWELL was extricated from the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and reportedly died about two hours later.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are investigating the crash.

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10/10/14
Vancouver Police seek help locating missing teen (Update 1: Located safe)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/10/14
*** UPDATE***

Sierra Surgeon has been located and is safe.


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Vancouver Police are asking for assistance in locating 14 year-old Sierra Rene Surgeon. She was last seen Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm in the 4600 block of Plomondon St near Bagley Park. Sierra is a white female, 5'3", 100 lbs. with brown hair (burgundy tint) and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Sierra is considered endangered due to a severe medical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police Department and/or 911.
OED Addresses Security Vulnerability
Oregon Employment Dept. - 10/10/14
The Oregon Employment Department (OED) has identified and stopped an intrusion into the agency's website. On Monday, October 7 OED responded to an anonymous tip alleging a security vulnerability in the WorkSource Oregon Management Information System (WOMIS), an application where customers may register for job search help and other services. The system does not affect the filing of unemployment insurance claims. This impacts people who registered with WorkSource Oregon to look for a job.

The first priority is to secure all personal information, regardless of whether it had been compromised. Work began immediately Monday morning--in coordination with the state's Chief Information Office--to validate the information in the anonymous tip. Once validated, WOMIS was shut down while steps were taken to correct the security vulnerability to eliminate the possibility of retrieving social security information. The personal information was then secured to prevent any further threats. The system was brought back online with added security Monday afternoon. The site is now up and running with a repaired and reinforced WOMIS system.

The second priority is to determine exactly whose information has been compromised and to initiate a criminal investigation. We do not know if criminal activity has taken place. At the direction of Governor Kitzhaber, law enforcement has been contacted. OED will directly notify all customers who are WOMIS participants.

OED has engaged with law enforcement to determine whether criminal activity has occurred. We will keep the public and media informed as new information becomes available.

OED has established a dedicated hotline for inquiries, ¬¬¬1-877-643-4322. Staff has been redeployed and will be available special Saturday hours on October 11 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PF&R's Community Risk Reduction Pilot Programs Roll Out to the Public During Fire Prevention Week (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/10/14
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During the past week Portland Fire & Rescue crews began two pilot projects that aim to increase community fire safety and awareness.

The first program took firefighters into an after school program at Buckman Elementary School.
On Tuesday afternoon Firefighters paid a visit to Buckman Elementary School. The firefighters began their presentation by teaching the children about smoke alarms and creating a fire escape plan and finished by leading the children in various exercises. This program is intended to increase the children's fire safety knowledge in a fun way.

The second program brought firefighters to a Portland residence.
This afternoon firefighters were at a home in Portland. At the request of the resident firefighters performed a free Home Fire Safety Inspection. Firefighters went over a checklist with the homeowner and looked at things like smoke alarm operation/placement, address visibility, extension cord safety and several other items. The PF&R team also provided the homeowner with fire safety information on things like; what to do in the event of a grease fire, how to use fire extinguishers and the need for carbon monoxide alarms.

Be on the lookout for these programs in your neighborhood and if you have questions or are interested in scheduling a free Home Fire Safety Inspection call PF&R at (503)823-3847 or Email us at homesafetycheck@portlandoregon.gov


Attached Media Files: Firefighter teaches resident about address visibility , Firefighter tests smoke alarm
Willamette Humane Society to Host "Trap-N-Treat" Spay & Neuter Promotion for National Feral Cat Day (Photo)
Willamette Humane Society - 10/10/14
Veterinary Assistant Miranda Yasen watches over a cat brought in for surgery
Veterinary Assistant Miranda Yasen watches over a cat brought in for surgery
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(Salem, OR) - Willamette Humane Society (WHS) announces its participation in National Feral Cat Day on October 16th with a special promotion in its Spay & Neuter Clinic. The Trap N Treat promotion enables community members from Marion & Polk Counties to humanely trap community cats in live release traps, and bring them to the clinic for spay or neuter surgery, vaccines, and an eartip to identify the cats as "fixed" when they're returned to the location where they were trapped. The WHS Spay & Neuter Clinic will treat participants to free canned food to feed the cats during recovery, and candy for the trappers and volunteers!

Participants are encouraged to share photos of their trapping efforts on social media using the hashtags #feralcatday and #trapntreat.

UPDATE: All 40 spay & neuter appointment slots on October 16th were quickly filled, but the WHS Spay & Neuter Clinic is accepting appointments for free surgery for community cats on other days.

MEDIA PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!
What: Trap N Treat Spay & Neuter Promotion for National Feral Cat Day
When: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Where: Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic
How: Call 503-480-7729 to get involved, or e-mail to clinic@whs4pets.org.


ABOUT NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY

On October 16, hundreds of groups will come together at events nationwide to raise awareness about feral cats and Trap-Neuter-Return, the humane and effective method of care that improves their lives. Alley Cat Allies, the national advocate for feral and stray cats and the foremost authority on Trap-Neuter-Return, launched National Feral Cat Day in 2001.

The supply of cats in our community greatly exceeds the demand of adopters, resulting in thousands of cats brought to shelters each year, many of whom will not find homes. Willamette Humane Society offers low cost or free surgeries in its Spay & Neuter Clinic, and partners with local animal welfare organizations in the Marion Polk Community Cat Program in a coordinated effort to reduce the cat overpopulation of our community. Trap Neuter Return and subsidized spay & neuter programs have proven their effectiveness locally. The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) has achieved a combined save rate of 90% for cats and dogs through their coordinated spay & neuter programs. Willamette Humane Society and its partners expect to achieve similar results in the near future- heralding hopeful news for cats, cat lovers, and the neighborhoods where they live.



Willamette Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve Marion and Polk counties. WHS provides pet adoption services, shelters surrendered or homeless cats and dogs, teaches responsible pet care, behavior and training -- and reduces pet over-population through its low-cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. WHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donor support and fees to accomplish its mission. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and includes a 35 FTE member staff, and 800+ volunteers who serve over 6,000 dogs and cats each year.


Attached Media Files: Veterinary Assistant Miranda Yasen watches over a cat brought in for surgery , Trap N Treat branding
Take a Burnt Bridge Creek Nature Walk Saturday, Oct. 18 (Photo)
City of Vancouver - 10/10/14
A city employee leads a Burnt Bridge Creek nature walk
A city employee leads a Burnt Bridge Creek nature walk
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Vancouver, Wash. - Learn how the City of Vancouver balances stormwater management and habitat restoration needs with community trails and improved livability during a free nature walk along Burnt Bridge Creek at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.

The public is invited to join members of the Public Works' Greenway Team and Urban Forestry at the Northeast 65th Avenue trailhead, just south of Southeast 18th Street, for this informative, approximately one-hour, leisurely walk on the paved trail along Burnt Bridge Creek.

Burnt Bridge Creek is an urban stream that flows through the heart of Vancouver, with an adjacent recreational path that runs for 8 miles.

But there is more to this creek than meets the eye. Portions of the creek and nearby natural areas are really managing the stormwater runoff that flows from streets, houses and yards. The carefully designed 'gray' infrastructure -- pipes, catch basins and dry wells -- and 'green' infrastructure -- ponds, swales and plants - manage and improve stormwater, provide habitat and create a public-use area.

Along the walk, participants will learn about multi-use natural areas, sustainable trails, greenway restoration, progressive stormwater management systems and stewardship activities along Burnt Bridge Creek. Advance sign-ups are encouraged. For questions or to RSVP, email urbanforestry@cityofvancouver.us or call (360) 487-8308. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather and for walking.

This walking workshop is part of TreeTalk, a series of free, all-about-trees, educational workshops, presented by Vancouver Urban Forestry and the Greenways Team, programs of the Department of Public Works.

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Attached Media Files: A city employee leads a Burnt Bridge Creek nature walk
Town Center Loop East to be Restriped Adding Buffered Bike Lanes
City of Wilsonville - 10/10/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- During October, the City of Wilsonville plans to restripe the eastern portion of Town Center Loop to include significant new bike lanes as a component of the road's resurfacing during the annual street maintenance program. Specifically, Town Center Loop East is being converted from a five-lane road into a three-lane road with two vehicle travel lanes (one in each direction), a center left-turn lane and two buffered-bike lanes (one in each direction) between Wilsonville Road and Parkway Avenue. The restriping project does not impact Town Center Loop West, which is a much busier roadway with significantly higher traffic volumes.

Members of the City Council reviewed the project's details at the October 6 work session. The project is expected to be completed the week of October 20 provided weather conditions are favorable.

"By completing this needed bike connection project now in conjunction with the pavement maintenance project, we are saving time and money since it is not a stand-alone project and we get the work down now as opposed to later," explained Nancy Kraushaar the City's Community Development Director.

As a project included in the City's Transportation Systems Plan adopted by City Council in June 2013, the addition of the new bike lanes on Town Center Loop East completes a continuous 3.2-mile north-south bike route that extends from the intersection of Memorial Drive and Parkway all the way to Elligsen Road on the north end of town. The soon-to-be complete bike route will provide bicycle connectivity between the Daydream Ranch, Courtside, Renaissance at Canyon Creek, and Canyon Creek Meadows and Estates neighborhoods and many of Wilsonville's commercial, employment and recreational attractions in the Town Center area.

The new buffered bike lanes include a five- to seven-foot-wide travel lane with a three-foot-wide safety buffer between the bike and automobile travel lanes--significantly increasing the safety and convenience for bicyclists traveling through this corridor.

Prior to moving forward with the restriping project, the City contracted with DKS, a traffic consulting firm, to study the impact of removing two travel lanes on Town Center Loop East. The consultant concluded that the modified road will still sufficiently meet the area's long-term traffic demands.

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Willamette River Pipeline Project to Impact Boating in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 10/10/14
Hazard sign being posted at nearby launch ramps.
Hazard sign being posted at nearby launch ramps.
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The Marine Board and City of Lake Oswego urge boaters to use extreme caution while boating on the Willamette River between Meldrum Bar and Clackamette Park beginning October 14 through November 14.

Contractors will be assembling and floating a 3,900 foot pipeline from Meldrum Bar to Clackamette Park as part of a water supply project. The pipe will be floating at or just below the surface and will run diagonally across the river and will be marked by 100 foot, interval-lighted buoys. Boaters cannot cross between buoys and must stay on either side of the pipeline.

Signs will be posted at nearby boat ramps and the Clackamas County Marine Patrol will be working with the contractors to ensure river safety.

For more information about this project, please call the project hotline at
(503) 697-6502.

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Attached Media Files: Press release audio , Hazard sign being posted at nearby launch ramps. , Map of the Willamette River impacted by the pipeline construction.
Wildlife-Involved Collisions Serve as Another Reminder to be Extra Alert for Wildlife on Roads (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/10/14
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Within the last few days there have been several wildlife-involved traffic collisions on Oregon highways, serving as another reminder for travelers to be on extra alert for wildlife and other animals on the road.

On October 9, 2014 at approximately 5:45 a.m., a Dodge Ram pickup driven by ERIC MEYERHOFER, age 44, from Payette, Idaho, was southbound on Highway 201N near milepost 22 north of Ontario in Malheur County when a deer entered the roadway. MEYERHOFER wasn't able to avoid the deer, striking it with the front of the pickup. The deer broke through the pickup's windshield and came to rest dead on the front passenger seat.

Fortunately there were no passengers in the pickup. MEYERHOFER received glass-related cuts but declined medical transport. A photograph from the incident is provided with this release.

In another incident, two elderly people were transported with injuries after crashing while avoiding a deer on the road in Baker County. On October 9 at approximately 6:40 p.m., a Subaru Legacy driven by BEVERLY THOMPSON, age 76, from Richland, Washington, was eastbound on Highway 86 near milepost 35 when the driver served to miss a deer. The vehicle crossed the westbound lanes and off the highway where it went up an embankment, striking a tree and rolling down the embankment where it came to rest on its top.

Passenger WILLIAM THOMPSON, age 82, from Richland, was able to get out of the vehicle. His wife was extricated by responding EMS personnel. Both were transported by air ambulance to an unidentified hospital for treatment of injuries.

According to ODOT, over the past 10 years more than a third of the total reported vehicle-wildlife crashes occurred September - November. During this season, OSP, ODOT and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) urge drivers to be aware of the possible dangers associated with animals on or near our highways. Extra vigilance is required. The following information may help reduce these incidents:

* The annual deer rut season typically lasts from late October to mid-to-late November, increasing deer activity in and around roadways.
* During the next few months there will be fewer daylight hours and visibility will be challenged by darkness and winter weather conditions.
* Be attentive at all times, but especially sunset to sunrise.
* When driving in areas that have special signs indicating the possible presence of animals/wildlife, please use extra caution because these signs are posted for a reason.
* Be extra careful in areas where there is a lot of vegetation next to the road or while going around curves. Wildlife near the road may not be visible.
* Remember that the presence of any type of animal/wildlife could also mean that others are nearby.
* When you see an animal/wildlife near or on the roadway, reduce your speed and try to stay in your lane. Many serious crashes are the result of drivers swerving to avoid wildlife or other obstacles and they crash into another vehicle or lose control of their own vehicle.
* The same advice applies for smaller wildlife like nutria or raccoons - try to stay in your lane and do not swerve for these animals. They are less dangerous to vehicles than big game animals; losing control of your vehicle is a larger concern.
* Always wear your safety belt, as even the slightest collision could result in serious injuries.

More information related to vehicle-wildlife collisions is available in a news release sent October 3 at: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/10_03_2014_wildlife_crash_reminder.aspx.

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Transitions: summer to fall, wildfire to prescribed fire (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/10/14
Prescribed burning removes excess vegetation, reducing the risk of wildfire during the summer.
Prescribed burning removes excess vegetation, reducing the risk of wildfire during the summer.
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As fall weather finally begins to take hold after the long wildfire season, many forest landowners are shifting to another form of fire. Prescribed burning removes downed woody material from the forest, reducing wildfire risk when next summer rolls around. And when conducted following timber harvest, these controlled fires help prepare the soil for replanting of young trees.

In addition to clearing excess vegetation that would otherwise compete with young trees soon to be planted, prescribed burning releases nutrients into the soil to jumpstart their growth.

Oregon's Forest Practices Act, the first in the nation, requires replanting after logging.

To minimize smoke intrusions into populated areas, Oregon Department of Forestry meteorologists daily monitor weather conditions, and issue forecasts and burning instructions throughout the fall prescribed burning season.

To prevent excessive smoke caused by too many burns at one time, the weather forecasters coordinate hundreds of burning requests from private and public forest landowners.

In contrast to prescribed burns, which take place in fall and also spring, large wildfires typically occur in summer when weather conditions often trap smoke in populated valleys for an extended period.

Since 1972, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has regulated forestland burning in the state under the Oregon Smoke Management Plan. Though smoke intrusions into populated areas occasionally occur due to unexpected changes in weather and wind conditions, ODF's oversight of prescribed burning minimizes such occurrences.

More information on prescribed forest burning can be found online, www.oregon.gov/odf


Attached Media Files: Prescribed burning removes excess vegetation, reducing the risk of wildfire during the summer.
Traffic impacts in SW Hillsdale neighborhood next week
Portland Water Bureau - 10/10/14
Portland, OR- A Portland Water Bureau water main installation project will impact traffic on several streets in the Southwest Hills neighborhood next week.
* Approximately 300 feet of the left westbound lane of SW Capitol Highway, just east of the intersection of SW Capitol Highway and SW Terwilliger Boulevard, will be closed beginning Monday, October 13, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The closure is scheduled to end on Friday October 17, at 3:00 p.m. Pedestrians using the alternate walking trail who wish to cross SW Capitol Highway going south will be guided to the crosswalk by a flagger.
* The two northbound lanes of SW Terwilliger Boulevard just north of SW Capitol Highway will remain open but will be reconfigured for construction to occur at the corner.
* A short section of SW Burlingame Avenue will be closed to all but local traffic on Monday, October 13. A contractor for the Water Bureau will begin the road restoration work on SW Burlingame Avenue on Monday. The temporary patch over the pipe trench will be removed and permanent asphalt installed. The work is expected to take one day. SW Burlingame Avenue, between SW Chestnut Street and SW Burlingame Terrace, will be open to local traffic only. No pedestrian access will be allowed during the street restoration work.
Motorists are urged to use alternate routes, remember to drive slowly, and exercise caution when traveling in the construction area.

Project information can be found online at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/swcarolina
Nosh4Nonviolence on Oct. 23rd & Show Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence
The Salvation Army Portland Metro - 10/10/14
WHO: The Salvation Army West Women's & children's Shelter, Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL), domestic violence survivors, Portland Metro restaurants

WHAT: Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014

WHERE: Participating restaurants, see list below or go online at http://pwcl.org/calendar/event/nosh-4-nonviolence1/ or www.facebook.com/Nosh4Nonviolence

WHY: Because domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!

CONTACT:
Teresa Steinmetz
The Salvation Army
Director of Communications and Marketing
503-794-3283
Teresa.steinmetz@usw.salvationarmy.org


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(Portland, OR) October 10, 2014 - Domestic violence is a reality for thousands of women in the Portland Metro area. In fact, just in Portland last year, the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) and the West Women's & Children's Shelter together served 566 survivors with advocacy and answered over 26,000 crisis line calls. Join PWCL and the West Women's & Children's Shelter on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 and Nosh4Nonviolence to help bring an end to domestic violence! Eat at one of the participating restaurants and part of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to these domestic violence agencies.

"We are so fortunate to partner with so many restaurants in the Portland Metro area that support our mission to end domestic violence as well as provide resources to survivors and their children," says Fay Schuler, Director at the West Women's & Children's Shelter, a program of The Salvation Army. "It is only with the community's help and financial support that we can offer women the support they need to stay safe. We encourage you to find a participating restaurant, grab some friends, and Nosh4Nonviolence with us on October 23rd!"

According to the Center for Disease Control's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey released in November 2011, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced "severe physical violence" by a partner. This does not take into consideration more subtle forms of violence, such as verbal and emotional abuse.

You can be a part of the mission to end domestic violence by dining out on October 23rd, 2014!


Here are the participating locations:

Back to Eden Bakery - 2217 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 // 503-477-5022 // http://www.backtoedenbakery.com/

Bartini - 2108 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-224-7919 //http://www.bartinipdx.com/

Brekken's Bar & Grill - 8728 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 97209 // 503-286-2815 // https://www.facebook.com/Brekkensrose

Brix Tavern - 1338 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR // 503-943-5995 //http://www.brixtavern.com/

California Pizza Kitchen - 7315 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 // 503-968-0504 //http://www.cpk.com/locations/bridgeport-village/

County Cork - 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97212 // 503-284-4805 //https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Cork-Public-House/135301569842270

DeNicola's - 3520 SE Powell, Portland, OR 97202 // 503-239-5221 // http://denicolasitaliandining.com/

Deschute's Brewery - 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 // http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/locations/portland

Fireside - 801 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // http://pdxfireside.com/

Grain and Gristle - 1473 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR 97211 // (503) 298-5007 // http://www.grainandgristle.com/

Hale Pele - 2733 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 662-8454

Lepellah Restaurant - 2520 Columbia House Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 //http://www.lapellah.com/

Lehrer Pub & Eatery - 8775 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97222 //http://www.lehrerpub.com/

Low Brow Lounge - 1036 NW Hoyt St., Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/lowbrowlounge

Mash Tun Brewpub - 1967 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209 //https://www.facebook.com/TheMashTunBrewpub

Milo's City Cafe, Inc. - 1325 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 //http://miloscitycafe.com/

Old Salt - 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218 // 971-255-0167 //http://www.oldsaltpdx.com/

Pazzo Ristorante - 1129 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209 //http://www.pazzo.com/

Por Que No - 3524 N Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 // 503-467-4149 // http://www.porquenotacos.com/

P's & Q's - 1301 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211
// 503- 894-8979 // http://www.psandqsmarket.com/

Red Star Tavern - 1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 222-0005 // http://www.redstartavern.com/

Rose and Thistle - 2314 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 // (503) 287-8582 // https://www.facebook.com/roseandthistlepdx

Santa Fe Taqueria - 831 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210 // 503-220-0406 // https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Fe-Taqueria/66599749973

Shakers Martini Bar - 1888 NW Fairview, Gresham, OR // 503-666-8464 //https://www.facebook.com/shakersmartinigresham

Sisters Coffee - 1235 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 // 971-279-2957 // http://www.sisterscoffee.com/

Swank & Swine - 808 SW Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 // (503) 943-5844 //http://www.swankandswine.com/

Three Degrees - 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 // 503-295-6166 // http://www.threedegreesportland.com/

Urban Fondue - 2114 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97210 // (503) 242-1400 //http://www.urbanfondue.com/



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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army works in 126 countries worldwide. For more information, or to make a donation, visit us online at www.salvationarmyportland.org. People wishing to make monetary donations can do so by calling 503.238.GIVE (4483), or by mail, The Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086-7844.

Friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyPortland
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office ready to serve for annual 2014 Tip-A-Cop fundraiser
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/10/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Red Robin(R) to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event taking place at Red Robin locations across the country benefitting Special Olympics on Saturday October 11, 2014.

On Saturday October 11, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff will become "celebrity wait staff" and assist in serving Red Robin restaurant guests to support Special Olympics Oregon at the Red Robin restaurant located at Mall 205, 9880 SE Washington Street, Portland Oregon. Tips they receive go directly to Special Olympics Oregon to providing training and competition opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

Founded in 1972, Special Olympics Oregon is a year-round program offering 14 different Olympic-style sports to athletes with intellectual disabilities. Throughout the state of Oregon, over 8,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Competing in sports allows athletes to gain self-confidence, social competency and other enhanced skills.

Visit www.soor.org for more information on Special Olympics Oregon.
Metro Awards $300,000 for Lombard (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/10/14
Metro authorized $300,000 for Roy Kim Development's Lombard Plaza.
Metro authorized $300,000 for Roy Kim Development's Lombard Plaza.
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Metro's Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Steering Committee recently authorized $300,000 for Roy Kim Development's (RKm) Lombard Plaza. The project is a five-story building, with 44 workforce housing apartments and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space. Lombard Plaza will be located on city-owned land at Southwest 1st and Lombard Avenue. Workforce housing units are designed for households (families of four) that earn between $41,640 and $83,280.

"I'm thrilled that Metro's TOD Steering Committee agreed to support this important development," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "This will help us reach our goal of bringing more affordable housing units to our downtown area. Attracting more people to live in downtown brings energy and buzz to the area."

Lombard Plaza is located on the northern block of Southwest 1st and Lombard Avenue. The new RKm project is similar to their partner project--The Barcelona, which is a 47-unit housing project developed by Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)--located on the south side of the same block.

RKm has a long-standing track record in developing mixed-use housing in the Portland area. The company built and manages Bethany Village in Washington County's Town Center. Bethany Village includes a mix of housing choices, Laurel Parc senior assisted care facility, a shopping center, offices, Bethany Athletic Center and a variety of educational options. RKm has been interested in developing in downtown Beaverton for many years and has fostered a strong development partnership with CPAH.

"I've been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to develop in the heart of Beaverton," said Roy Kim, project developer. "Working with CPAH has been a wonderful experience and we're excited to see The Barcelona and Lombard Plaza project come to fruition. Metro's funding is greatly appreciated and will not only help our project move forward, but will also help in the redevelopment of Beaverton."

This is the second time this year Metro's TOD program approved funding for a development in Beaverton's Old Town. In August, the TOD Steering Committee awarded a $350,000 grant to Rembold Properties for its Main Square Living project, a commercial space with 85-units located at the block of Southwest 1st and Angel.

"These two investments take the suburban community of Beaverton to the next level," said Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington. "Lombard Plaza and Main Square Living are going to transform and advance the community of Beaverton by providing more options for people to live."

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall once the permits are finalized. Developers and community members interested in learning more about Metro's TOD Program are encouraged to contact Megan Gibb, TOD program manager, at megan.gibb@oregonmetro.gov.

In May 2014, Mayor Doyle brought Cheryl Twete onboard as Community Development Director. Twete has realigned the department to better reflect Beaverton's community vision, while implementing the city's overarching development goals. Twete has also created a new division to foster development in the city and is working with the division to sponsor more redevelopments.

Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was named one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine and recognized as one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine. The city was named one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com and one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine. The city also received the Recycler of the Year award from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, received a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and was recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Metro authorized $300,000 for Roy Kim Development's Lombard Plaza.
Essential salmon habitat maps to be discussed at public meeting
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 10/10/14
Changes in stream designations will affect state wetland and waterway permits

Tillamook - Staff from the Oregon Department of State Lands' removal-fill permit program will present information, answer questions and take formal testimony at a public meeting regarding proposed new rules to change state maps designating "essential indigenous anadromous salmonid" habitat (ESH):

Oct. 16, 2014
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
ODFW Office
4907 Third Street

The first hour will be an informal discussion and information exchange; the second 30 minutes will be a formal, recorded rulemaking hearing.

The Department of State Lands (DSL) works with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to update statewide maps designating ESH. Changes in the maps, which affect DSL's removal-fill permit program, are adopted through formal rulemaking. At the meeting, ODFW staff will be available to discuss the maps, and DSL staff will cover definitions and policy implications of the proposed rules.

ESH streams are identified as such because they and their tributaries provide critical spawning and rearing habitat for fish listed as threatened or endangered by the federal government, or sensitive by ODFW (for example, chum, chinook and coho salmon, and steelhead and cutthroat trout - all known as "salmonids").

If a stream is designated ESH, it means a permit from DSL will be required for any non-exempt activities regardless of the amount of removal or fill in the waterway. This includes adjacent wetlands that are seasonally connected to the ESH stream.

Exemptions to permit requirements in ESH streams include routine agricultural and state forest management activities, emergency road repair, and voluntary stream restoration. Exemptions will be discussed at the meetings, along with expedited permits that may be used for regulated activities in ESH.

The public comment period for the new ESH rules opened on Sept. 1, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2014. Comments received outside this 90-day period will not be considered. The public may provide comments in person at the meeting, or by sending comments to DSL:

rulemaking@dsl.state.or.us; Department of State Lands, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301-1279

More information, including the new ESH maps, is available on the DSL website: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Pages/Rulemaking-Activity.aspx. Additional meetings will be held in Salem, Tillamook, Charleston, Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. The agency hopes to adopt the new rules by March 2015.

The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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AYCO Eid Al-Adha Basketball Tournament Scheduled for Saturday (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/10/14
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The African Youth and Community Organization (AYCO) and the Muslim Youth of Portland are hosting a youth basketball tournament on Saturday October 11, 2014.

The tournament will be held at Madison High School, located at 2735 Northeast 82nd Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division will be at the tournament to support the youth participants.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend this community event.

12 teams will compete in the tournament, with player's ages ranging from 15 to 21 years old.

AYCO's mission is to empower immigrants and refugees and prepare youth to become tomorrow's leaders.

At the individual level, AYCO provides development support for all youth of different ethnicity, background, culture and religion. This support includes homework help and tutoring, sports activities such as soccer, basketball and track, and also case management support, including assessment, intervention, and providing access to other information and resources.

Children of immigrant families face many challenges when they first come to the United States. This often can lead to being behind in school, not finding a place to fit socially, leading to family and peer pressure issues to getting into drugs and alcohol and dropping out of school.

To learn more about AYCO, visit http://www.aycoworld.org, or contact the Executive Director Jamal Dar at (971) 254-8906 or (503) 475-8802.

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Washington and Oregon Secretaries of State to speak at WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver - 10/10/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Secretaries of State for Washington and Oregon will visit Washington State University Vancouver Oct. 13 to discuss youth engagement in politics.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will speak and answer questions at an informational seminar from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Firstenburg Student Commons. They will also go head-to-head in a Jeopardy-style game about local events, "Are You Smarter than a Secretary of State?"

Candidates on the 2014 Clark County ballot will have information available as well.

The event is free and open to the public. The first 25 people in attendance will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the importance of voting.

ABOUT WSU VANCOUVER
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available in the blue daily pay lot for $3.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. Here, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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Cecilia Campuzano Ortiz case
Hood River Police Dept. - 10/10/14
FYI...As of today, per John Sewell, Hood River County District Attorney. The Hood River Police Department will not be giving any media release information out regarding the Cecilia Campuzano Ortiz case. The District Attorney's Office will be handling all information releases pertaining to this case. Their office number is (541)386-3103.

Thank you for your understanding,

Neal Holste
Chief of Police
City of Hood River
Community Bank Week highlights role of Oregon's local banks
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/10/14
Local banks, most of which are chartered by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), play an integral role in their communities.

To celebrate the impact of community banks on their communities and the state's economy, Gov. John Kitzhaber proclaimed Oct. 13-17, 2014, Community Bank Week.

"Community banks are woven into the fabric of Oregon communities," said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. "They are typically locally owned and operated, contribute money and staff time to community needs, and are a significant source of funding for growing local businesses."

Oregon's 28 community banks held $31.1 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2014, compared with $12.2 billion in total assets a decade ago. They employ about 6,750 individuals. Oregon community banks had loans totaling $21.4 billion, as of June 30, 2014, representing 97 percent of their total core deposits. Across the nation, community banks made more than 50 percent of all loans to farms and small businesses, despite the fact that community banks' share of total banking assets is less than 20 percent.

"Although there has been some consolidation in recent years, Oregon's community banks are financially strong and seeing growth in deposits and loan activity," Allen said.

To learn more about the Oregon banks recognized during Community Bank Week, go to http://www.oregonbankers.com/CommunityBankWeek.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest consumer protection and business regulatory agency. The department's Division of Finance and Corporate Securities regulates state-chartered banks and credit unions, as well as securities and other financial-related industries. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Wilsonville Police Investigate Jewelry Store Smash and Grab
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/10/14
The owner of the victim business is available for interviews, but he would like to coordinate those through this office. Please call the pager if you would like to interview Mr. Eicher.

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On 10-10-14 at about 0136 hours Wilsonville Police responded to a report of a burglary at Wilsonville Diamond, a jewelry store, located at 8251 SW Wilsonville Road. The story is located in a retail complex called Town Center.

One of the businesses in the complex is a Taco Bell restaurant that operates a late night drive through. A customer seated in their car heard the sound of breaking glass and went to investigate. They observed a gray Nissan Pathfinder with two occupants and two persons outside of the car, at least one of whom had entered the store through a broken window. This information was communicated to police dispatch and police responded.

The two men outside the vehicle are described only as males wearing hooded sweatshirts. The only occupant of the vehicle that could be described was the passenger who was descibed as having long, dark hair.

A few moments after the arrival of the patrol deputies to the scene, another deputy observed the suspect vehicle driving northbound on Interstate 5 at Elligsen Road. The deputy followed the vehicle and when a second patrol car joined them activated his emergency lights. In the area generally east of the junction of I-5 northbound and I-205 northbound the vehicle made as if it were going to pull over to the left and yield. The vehicle then turned left and drove through the large center median area until it joined I-205 in the opposite direction and then took the ramp leading to I-5 northbound. At the end of the ramp, rather than proceed northbound on I-5, the vehicle executed a left hand turn to proceed southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5. The deputies stopped following the vehicle at that point.

The suspect vehicle has not yet been located. It is Oregon 662GGE, a gray 1994 Nissan Pathfinder with peeling paint and missing the spare tire on the rear mounted spare tire mount. If the vehicle is observed, please call 911.

It is believed that jewelry was stolen during the burglary. A complete inventory is being conducted by the business to determine the exact losses.

Evidence has been collected and leads are being pursued at this time.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or this burglary should call the Clackamas County Sheriff tip line at 503-723-4949 or the on line tip form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp.

Wilsonville Police is served through a contract with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. You can obtain more information about the police department and services at: http://www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/233/Police

Our case number is: 14-27768
Halloween Safety Tips from OSP and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Oregon State Police - 10/10/14
Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. In addition to worrying about costumes and cavities, parents must be conscious of where their children are and who they are with.

Oregon State Police and NCMEC urges parents, guardians and children to remember that even though Halloween is a fun time, it is also a time when we cannot forget about safety. This Halloween, consider the following basic safety precautions to help make it a safe and fun night for our children.

Before Halloween

*Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. (Hint - Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags)
* Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
* Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and address in case you get separated.
* Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.
* Teach children how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.
* Teach children to say "NO!" in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Tell them to try everything they can to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking.

On Halloween

* Make sure older children take friends and stay together while trick-or-treating.
* Never send younger children out alone - they should be with a parent, guardian, or another trusted adult.
* Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
* Don't let children enter a home unless you are with them.
* Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.

Link to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Halloween Safety Tips (pdf):
(English) http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/NC89.pdf
(Spanish) http://www.missingkids.com/en_US/publications/NC153.pdf

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Business Oregon Director Embarks on Business Development Mission to Asia
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 10/10/14
- Mission to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan explores export growth, business expansion and builds relationships to grow business back in Oregon -


SALEM - Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins departs for Asia today to pursue business and export growth opportunities, continuing to leverage long-standing ties between Oregon and its trade partners within the Pacific Rim. Approximately 490,000 Oregon jobs are tied to international trade with wages 18% above the Oregon average.

During the 12-day trip, Robbins will visit China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan where he will pursue opportunities to increase Oregon exports and meet with companies already invested here in Oregon, as well as those considering the state for future expansion. Robbins will also join officials from the Port of Portland who will be in Asia as well, working to increase cargo services between Oregon and Asia.

"Oregon has a great story to tell abroad. Our mission is to champion that story and the innovation of Oregon businesses. By doing that, we increase revenues for local companies, attract new international operations into Oregon and create jobs for Oregonians," Robbins said. "The state's exports to these countries tops $6 billion, up 13% last year, and we are uniquely positioned to capture more of that growth if we get after it and relentlessly tell Oregon's story."

In Tokyo, for example, Robbins will meet with executives from five companies including the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper, a leading business publication in Japan, with which Business Oregon has been working to promote American expansion opportunities for growing Japanese manufacturers. Earlier this year executives from the publication led a group of representatives from Japanese companies on a scouting trip to Oregon, which has already created several opportunities for potential investment here.

This mission continues a proud tradition of the state and its partners of connecting Oregon's economy to growing markets across the Pacific. More recently, Business Oregon's export assistance grants totaling $594,000 have helped 170 Oregon small businesses achieve immediate sales of $21 million overseas. Just this past April, a delegation of Oregon officials and business leaders traveled to Japan for a series of trade and business development meetings, and to deliver a "Doing Business in Oregon" seminar to local business executives.

An itinerary for the mission can be found here: www.oregon4biz.com/p/2014_Asia_Itinerary.pdf
Health advisory issued October 10 for Willow Creek Reservoir
Oregon Health Authority - 10/10/14
October 10, 2014

High levels of blue-green algae found at Morrow County reservoir

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Willow Creek Reservoir, located just east of the town of Heppner in Morrow County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae that can produce toxins. These algae levels are likely to be associated with dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water that can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Willow Creek Reservoir is especially dangerous.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

Oregon Public Health officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Willow Creek Reservoir are advised to use an alternate water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Willow Creek Reservoir and enjoy activities such as camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 541-676-9009.

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

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Forestry Board to hold planning workshop Oct. 16 in Salem
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/10/14
The Oregon Board of Forestry will engage with Department of Forestry leadership to review planning systems and work plans, 2015 budget and legislative agendas, and the board's overarching strategy document, the Forestry Program for Oregon, during an informal workshop on Oct. 16.

The session, a regular part of the board's planning cycle, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW, in Salem.

The meeting is open to the public. No policy or business decisions will be made.

The board has also scheduled an executive session following the workshop to conduct the state forester's annual performance evaluation. The executive session will be closed to the public in accordance with Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 192.660(2)(i).

SPECIAL NEEDS
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours before the meeting, at (503) 945-7200.

ABOUT THE BOARD
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov

Materials for the Oct. 16 workshop will be posted on the website, under the 2014 link, in advance of the meeting.
10/09/14
Homeowner Interrupts Burglar
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 10/09/14
On Tuesday October 07, 2014 at approximately 1:06 pm, a resident arrived home to find a male inside her home.

The burglary took place in the 200 block of Old Hwy 99w in Newberg. The male suspect, described as being in his mid-20's to early 40's, was inside the victim's home. The suspect fortunately did not confront the victim, instead choosing to run out a back door. The male was further described as wearing a grey t-shirt and blue basketball shorts and blue sneakers.

Officers searched the area using a canine for approximately 90 minutes but to no avail.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Jay Stearns at 503-538-8321.

While this sort of incident is fortunately a rare occurrence, it is a good reminder to always be vigilant and mindful. When away always lock your doors and windows and be sure they are secure. When at home, do not leave things like purses, wallets and keys near doors and windows and try not to leave them where they may be visible from the outside of your home. Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed such that they do not block doors and windows. If you are working in your backyard, keep your front door locked and garage door down. Be sure to close your garage door at night.
Monday, October 13, 2014 Working Session Meeting Agenda
Parkrose Sch. Dist. - 10/09/14
The Parkrose Board of Education of School District No. 3, Multnomah County, Oregon, will convene in a Working Session Meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Parkrose District Office located at 10636 NE Prescott St., Portland, Oregon at the hour of 6:30 p.m. The Board will take action on three travel requests, their 2014-2015 goals, 2014-2015 achievement compact and 2014-2015 East County Bargaining Council/PFA agreement. The board will discuss their next Conversant training, hear a presentation on a new District branding strategy, review their Legislative Agenda and discuss Board and Superintendent evaluations. The agenda is posted on the Parkrose School District Website at https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000205
2013-14 State Report Card Highlights
Hillsboro Sch. Dist. - 10/09/14
ODE releases official results from the 2013-14 school year

October 9, 2014, Hillsboro, OR - Today, the Oregon Department of Education released 2013-14 report cards for all public schools and districts in the state. The report cards provide detailed information on a variety of indicators, including demographics, standardized testing and college and career preparedness.

Highlights of Hillsboro's report include its rate of freshmen on track to graduate within four years and its graduation rate. At 82.5%, Hillsboro's rate of freshmen on track to graduate within four years far outpaces both the state and like-district averages, which are at78.5% and 76.7%, respectively.

Similarly, Hillsboro's four-year cohort graduation rate is 79.8%, compared to the state rate of 68.7% and like-district average rate of 73.2%. The District's completion rate--which includes all students receiving a regular, modified, extended or adult high school diploma or completing a GED within five years of entering high school--is 86.7%, compared to the state rate of 81.5% and like-district average rate of 78.1%

Individual school ratings are based on overall performance, growth over time for all students, and subgroup growth. Those ratings then allow schools to be ranked along with all schools across the state, with Level 1 being low and Level 5 being high. Rankings for Hillsboro schools are as follows:

Level 1: Lincoln Street Elementary
Level 2: W.L. Henry Elementary, Glencoe High, Hillsboro Online
Level 3: Brookwood, Groner, Imlay, Mooberry, North Plains, Orenco, Reedville and Witch Hazel Elementary; Evergreen, Poynter, Brown and South Meadows Middle; Hillsboro High
Level 4: Butternut, Eastwood, Farmington View, Free Orchards, Indian Hills, Jackson, Ladd Acres, Lenox, Minter Bridge, Patterson, Quatama, Rosedale, Tobias, McKinney and West Union Elementary; Century and Liberty High

Eighty-eight percent of Hillsboro schools are at a Level 3 or above, and 50% are at a Level 4.

Both of the District's Level 1 schools from the 2012-13 school year, W.L. Henry and Lincoln Street, experienced significant growth in 2013-14. However, school ratings are based on a two-year average. This averaging allowed W.L. Henry to move to Level 2 designation while Lincoln Street remains at Level 1.

Glencoe and Hillsboro Online Academy received Level 2 ratings due to insufficient participation rates for certain subgroups. Both schools have developed plans to ensure that participation meets the expected threshold this year.

Individual report cards can be found on the District's website under the Academics drop-down menu.
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Attached Media Files: 2014-10/107/78641/media_release_2013_14_report_card_highlights_100914.pdf
PF&R Responds to a Crash Involving 4 Vehicles (3400 SE 122)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/09/14
This afternoon at 2:01 PM Portland Firefighters were called to 3400 SE 122nd Ave. When fire crews arrived they found a 4 vehicle accident scene involving an armored truck with one vehicle on it's top. One vehicle was unoccupied and the armored truck's occupants were uninjured.

The other two vehicles each had two occupants. Each vehicle contained an adult male and an adult female. The occupants of these vehicles were all injured and transported to local hospitals (Oregon Health & Sciences University Hospital and Portland Adventist Medical Center). One patient had to be extricated from a vehicle (using hydraulic tools to cut the vehicle apart). While non of the patients were entered into the trauma system, the extent of their injuries will have to be determined at the hospital.

4 Total vehicles involved
4 Total patients (2 adult male, 2 adult female)
1 patient needed to be extricated (adult male)
Red Cross Volunteers Install Smoke Alarms in Salem Neighborhood Homes as Part of a National Home Fire Safety Campaign In follow up of a Sept. 28 canvassing event, Red Cross volunteers will return to homes in the 97301 ZIP code on Oct. 11 to install free
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 10/09/14
(The Office of State Fire Marshal is forwarding the following news release in support of American Red Cross efforts.)

In follow up of a Sept. 28 canvassing event, Red Cross volunteers will return to homes
in the 97301 ZIP code on Oct. 11 to install free smoke alarms

PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 9, 2014) -- On Sept. 28, Red Cross volunteers canvassed nearly 800 homes in the Salem ZIP code 97301 to inform residents about fire safety and distribute emergency preparedness materials. This Saturday, Oct. 11, volunteers will return to the area to install smoke alarms in homes where residents requested them.

Red Cross volunteers will be in the neighborhood bounded by State Street to the north, 21st Street to the west, 25th Street to the east and Mission Street to the south. Residents who did not meet with volunteers on Sept. 28 will not be eligible to have an alarm installed on Oct. 11.

There is no cost to community residents for the smoke alarms, which have been provided by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The canvassing and smoke alarm installation is all part of a national Home Fire Safety Campaign launched by the American Red Cross last month. The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the U.S. by 25 percent within the next five years.

Red Cross is known for providing critical support for large-scale disasters such as earthquakes, floods and wildfires says Cara Sloman, regional disaster preparedness officer for the American Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington. But the bulk of local Red Cross response is to home fires which affected more than 800 individuals and families last year.

"We are very pleased to be able to participate with the American Red Cross in this campaign," says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker. "We appreciate having trained Red Cross volunteers help with this life-saving effort."

Information from the National Fire Protection Association shows that nearly two-thirds of all fire-related deaths occur in homes that have no functioning smoke alarms.

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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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Deputies don aprons for Special Olympics during Saturday's 'Tip-A-Cop' event at Clackamas, Wilsonville Red Robins (Photo)
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/09/14
Photo from previous Clackamas County 'Tip-A-Cop' event
Photo from previous Clackamas County 'Tip-A-Cop' event
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Clackamas County law-enforcement personnel will trade in their badges for gourmet burgers and aprons at Red Robin restaurants in Clackamas and Wilsonville as part of the national "Tip-A-Cop" event benefiting Special Olympics this Saturday, Oct. 11.

Law enforcement across the U.S. will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Participating Tip-a-Cop restaurants either match patron tips or donate a percentage of their tips to Special Olympics during the fundraiser.

Locally, Tip-A-Cop is happening at the Clackamas Red Robin (12530 SE 93rd Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015-9760) or the Wilsonville Red Robin (8403 Main St., Wilsonville, OR 97070). For more information and video, visit Red Robin's "Tip-A-Cop" website at http://www.redrobin.com/specialolympics

Media outlets are invited to drop by for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.

Red Robin has been supporting Special Olympics Programs across the country for the past nine years -- helping raise millions for Special Olympics.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon ( http://www.soor.org/ ) serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.

"Tip-A-Cop" is part of the annual "Law Enforcement Torch Run" (LETR) campaign for Special Olympics. LETR -- which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop -- is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics; funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

To learn more about LETR, visit:
http://www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=History&PID=42

For more information contact Chad Kyser at (503) 572-6819 or ckyser@clackamas.us

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Attached Media Files: Photo from previous Clackamas County 'Tip-A-Cop' event
Wilsonville Hires New City Finance Director (Photo)
City of Wilsonville - 10/09/14
Susan Cole has been hired as the City of Wilsonville's Finance Director
Susan Cole has been hired as the City of Wilsonville's Finance Director
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WILSONVILLE, OR -- City Manager Bryan Cosgrove announced today the hiring of Susan Cole as the new Finance Director for the City of Wilsonville.

Cole has over 20 years of experience managing and strategically directing financial operations for a variety of organizations such as the City of Portland, City of Forest Grove, City of Seattle, King County, Washington, and Eastside Catholic High School in Bellevue, Washington.

Currently, Cole serves as the Finance Supervisor for the City of Portland's Bureau of Parks and Recreation, where she is responsible for managing accounting and payroll and supervising a team of accounting professionals. In this position, Cole is also oversees the implementation of internal controls and policy compliance and serves as the audit lead for the Bureau preparing and reviewing audit schedules.

"We are excited to have Susan join our leadership team as our new Finance Director. Her professionalism and extensive finance experience make her ideally suited for this position," explained Cosgrove.

Prior to working for the City of Portland, Cole worked for nine years as the City of Forest Grove's Assistant Director of the Department of Administrative Services. In this position Cole managed the five-year financial plan and forecast for the city's general fund, as well as independently created five-year financial plans and forecasts for other City funds, including the water, sewer, surface water management, street and equipment funds. Susan also analyzed revenues, expenditures, capital infrastructure investments, and reserve funds, ensuring the implementation of city policies and needed capital investment, while maintaining the overall fiscal health of each fund.

Cole is a graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and also holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Portland State University.

Cole is a member of the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association and a member of the budget committee for Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District.

A resident of Aloha for about 10 years, Cole and her husband enjoy camping and completing home improvement projects.


Attached Media Files: Susan Cole has been hired as the City of Wilsonville's Finance Director
Children of Incarcerated Parents Summit at CCC
Clackamas Community College - 10/09/14
OREGON CITY - "Children of Incarcerated Parents Summit: A Voice for Invisible Children" will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clackamas Community College. The summit will take place in the college's Gregory Forum.
Julie Rosenzweig, Ph.D, LCSW, will lead the summit, which explores issues of children of incarcerated parents, trauma and effective strategies for practitioners. The free summit is sponsored by Clackamas County, the Clackamas County Children of Incarcerated Parents Advisory Committee, and the college's Human Services and Criminal Justice Department.
To register, contact Northwest Family Services at 503-546-6377 or www.nwfs.org.
Camas School District seeks health committee members
Camas Sch. Dist. - 10/09/14
The Camas School District is seeking individuals to serve on the district's Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

Ideally volunteers would have a background/interest in one of the following areas: comprehensive school health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological or social work, health promotion for staff, and/or family/community experience. Committee members will also serve as a representative/liaison for a specific school building - elementary, middle or high school. Parents, teachers, and community members are encouraged to apply.

SHAC consists of about 20 school district stakeholders who advise school administrators and board members on a variety of health and fitness issues. Four meetings are held during the school year. SHAC members serve a three-year term.

Interested citizens are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to Molly Ndoloum, RN, MSN, at 1612 NE Garfield Street, Camas, WA 98607 or to molly.ndoloum@camas.wednet.edu by October 20, 2014.
November 2014 Calendar of Events
Clackamas Community College - 10/09/14
November 1
Backyard Chickens
This Saturday class provides information on raising backyard chickens. Instructor is Heather Havens. Class runs from 8 to 11:50 a.m. in Clairmont, room 117. Cost is $20. For more information, call 503-594-3292 or email lorettam@clackamas.edu.
November 5, 12, 19, 26
Chrysalis: Women Writers
Local author Pat Lichen guides women writers of all levels through discussions of their work. Chrysalis meets from noon to 2 p.m. in the Literary Arts Center, room 220, Rook Hall. For information, call 503-594-3254.
November 11
Veterans Day
The college will close in observation of the Veterans Day national holiday.
November 13-23
Theatre Arts Department Fall Term Mainstage Production: 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Performances of "Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl run Nov. 13 through 23, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theater. Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $8 for youth, students and seniors. Visit www.TheatreCCC.org or call Kelly at 503-594-3153.
November 18-20
Fall Term Student Performance Showcase
Enjoy student directed one-act plays, stand-up comedy and comedy improv. Performances are Nov. 18-20 from noon to 1 p.m. with an additional performance on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Shows are in the Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center. There is no cost to attend. For information, call Kelly at 503-594-3153.

November 20
Behind the Scenes of Fall Term Mainstage Production: 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Take a behind-the-scenes look at CCC's fall term Mainstage Production, "Dead Man's Cell Phone" by Sarah Ruhl. Tour begins at the Osterman Theatre at 4:30 p.m. No cost to attend, but RSVP is required. For more information, call Kelly at 503-594-3153 or go to www.TheatreCCC.org .
November 27-28
Thanksgiving Holiday
CCC will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. No evening classes will be held after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-40 Stranger Danger (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/09/14
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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who grabbed a 13-year-old girl in Northeast Portland.

On Tuesday October 7, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Prescott Street on the report that a stranger grabbed a 13-year-old girl on the arm and told her he was going to take her home.

Several officers responded to the area and contacted the victim who told police that she was walking from one bus stop to another when the suspect yelled out to her something similar to, "Hey, come here!" The girl refused and told the man to leave her alone. The girl told officers that the suspect got out of his car, grabbed her arm, and told her that he was going to take her home. The girl kicked the man, ran away and called for help.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, 5'8" tall, 125 pounds (very thin), balding, bushy gray or partially gray hair, stubble on his face, and bad teeth. The suspect is described as wearing a gray, stained t-shirt and gray pants. The suspect did not imply or display any weapons.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light blue, mid-90s four-door vehicle.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is being released to aid in this investigation.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

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

Investigators:
Det. Heidi Helwig
(503) 823-0797
heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov

Crime Stoppers Coordinator:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0830
peter.simpson@portlandoregon.gov

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Laurin Middle School Teacher Tanya Bachman Named WAEA Middle Level Educator of the Year (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 10/09/14
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The Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) has awarded Laurin Middle School art specialist Tanya Bachman the "Middle Level Educator of the Year" award for her excellent guidance of visual arts students.

WAEA gives the annual award to the middle school or junior high arts teacher or specialist who stands out above and beyond their peers in local and state levels of participation, education and advocacy. "The recipient sets the example for how Visual Arts should be taught at the middle school level," said Cynthia Gaub, awards chair for the WAEA. The recipient is involved at the local district level in curriculum development, art shows and contests, and program advocacy.

"Tanya Bachman, has a heart of gold for kids. She tries to build everyone up like their art is the best, gives them positive reinforcement throughout the day and supports them throughout their schooling years. Not only does Ms. Bachman have heart, but she goes the extra mile as a teacher at our school," said Lori Schilling, assistant principal at Laurin Middle School.

Bachman not only provides students with hands-on art projects, she also invites local artists to share their professional work with her classes and organizes class art shows so that students can present their work to parents, the school, and the community. "She provides extraordinary opportunities for her students here at Laurin," Schilling said. Student work is often displayed around the school and in the community.

On a recent day in her classroom, Bachman's seventh grade students learned about 1960s Pop Art in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. They created art based on iconic comic strip interjections like "POW!" Fifth graders learned about creating radial balanced art as they used rulers to draw symmetrical geometric designs.

Bachman says she decided to become a teacher 19 years ago after volunteering in public schools and realizing that she enjoyed working with students more than her regular job. "It's the most amazing thing," Bachman said. "They have the gift within, and I get to watch it develop. I get to see the creative process unfold."

Bachman said she is honored to receive the award, and that she is fortunate to work in a school and district that values and advocates for the arts. "I am thankful to collaborate with a gifted team of middle school art professionals, and most importantly have been blessed with the opportunity to work with so many amazing young artists whose talent and creative vision will undoubtedly change the world for the better."

WAEA 2014 award recipients will be honored during an awards luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 25 during the annual WAEA Conference at Showalter Middle School (4628 South 144th St. Tukwila, WA 98168). Conference highlights include author Paul Owen Lewis as the keynote speaker; opening remarks by Dr. Nancy Coogan, Tukwila School District Superintendent; and a "Teacher's As Artists" show at the Gage Academy of Arts.
Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) is dedicated to promoting excellence in visual arts education in Washington State. It administers this annual distinguished award competition with the goal of recognizing individuals and organizations whom have advocated for the teaching of visual arts in our schools and communities. WAEA is affiliated, at the national level, with the National Art Education Association. The NAEA has over twenty two thousand members. Visit our website for more information about our mission and awards program: www.waea.net


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Salem Housing Authority Awarded Funds to Assist Local Veterans
City of Salem - 10/09/14
Salem, Ore. - The Salem Housing Authority (SHA) was recently awarded $117,516 for 25 additional HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The housing vouchers will be issued to veterans identified in Salem and administered in partnership with the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Salem Community-Based Outpatient Clinic between Oct. 2014 and Oct. 2015.

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

"The Salem Housing Authority is committed to serving veterans in need. With these additional 25 rental vouchers, Salem will have a total of 63 vouchers for veterans allowing SHA to provide greater housing stability, security, and safety for Salem veterans," said Salem Housing Authority Administrator, Andrew Wilch.

To learn more about the HUD-VASH program, please refer to www.cityofsalem.net/SHA or contact Phil Dean, Housing Supervisor managing the VASH program, at 503-588-6463 or pdean@cityofsalem.net, or contact the Portland VA Medical Center/Salem Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. TDD users, dial 711. Si necesita ayuda para comprender esta información, por favor llame 503-588-6368.
Newberg man arrested for assault and robbery
Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. - 10/09/14
October 9, 2014 at 11:06 Officers from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department received a report of a disturbance between two men in the alley between 2nd and 3rd Street, near Howard Street in Newberg. Within moments officers were notified that one man had been injured with a knife during a fight and the other had fled the scene.

With the help of witnesses officers were able to track the suspect with the knife to an apartment located at 209 South College Street apt. 1. This apartment is a two story apartment building roughly two blocks away. While at the apartment officers took Chad Greene into custody.

The victim in the assault was treated on scene by the Newberg Fire Dept. for cuts on his arms and other injuries (scrapes and abrasions) sustained during the fight that occurred. During the investigation officers learned that Chad Greene had contacted the victim about purchasing a cell phone from a craigslist ad that the victim had posted.

The two men agreed to meet in the parking lot off of East 2nd Street between Howard and College Streets. Moments after they met Chad stole the cell phone from the victim and ran away. As Chad Greene was fleeing he jumped a fence at a nearby daycare facility and ran toward the alley where the victim had caught up with him and the assault took place. The daycare facility was never entered during this altercation.

Chad Raymond Greene, 20, of Newberg will be lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility with a security amount of $305,000 on the following charges:

* Robbery in the 1st Degree
* Assault in the 1st Degree
* Attempted Theft in the 2nd Degree
* Trespass in the 1st Degree
Kate Brown, Kim Wyman to speak at PCC's voter registration drive
PCC - 10/09/14
NORTH PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Community College's students, staff and faculty at its Cascade Campus will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of voting when two state leaders visit next week.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will appear at PCC Cascade on Oct. 13 in order to meet students and staff, and to build an awareness of the benefits of voting. Their visit underscores the need to register to vote by the Oct. 14 deadline in order to participate in the Nov. 4 general election.

The event will take place at Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St., and instructors plan to bring their classes, representing a variety of disciplines, to learn and listen from these state leaders. Following their presentation, a Q&A discussion will held. Media are welcome to attend.

WHEN: Noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13.

WHERE: Moriarty Auditorium, Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, Ore., 97217. Map: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/cascade/

WHO: PCC Cascade Campus President Karin Edwards; Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown; and Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman.

About Portland Community College: PCC is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and 19th largest in the nation, serving approximately 89,903 full- and part-time students. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

Visit PCC news on the web at http://news.pcc.edu/
WSU Vancouver's Business Growth MAP launches peer-to-peer forum
WSU Vancouver - 10/09/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington State University Vancouver's Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program is introducing monthly forums, Business Growth Map Alliance, to bring together small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other. The first forum is scheduled as follows:

Building and Optimizing Online Marketing Campaigns
9 - 10 a.m. Oct. 22
805 Broadway St., Vancouver
Presenters: Michael Curry, assistant clinical professor at WSU Vancouver, and Robert Leary, Vancouver marketing consultant

Business Growth MAP Alliance meetings will be held in downtown Vancouver and are open to the public. Each program will feature presenters from the business community and/or WSU faculty, addressing topics of strategic importance to business growth and success. Participants will share insights, lessons learned, best practices and resources.

There is no charge for the first Business Growth MAP Alliance forum, but registration is required. Register online by visiting http://business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap/ and looking under "Upcoming events."

The second forum, on Nov. 19, will explore "Secrets of Business Success."

About Business Growth MAP
Business Growth MAP is WSU Vancouver's student-led, pro-bono consultancy and analysis for small businesses. The program connects business students, faculty and mentors with businesses looking to grow. The program consulted with 41 businesses during the 2013/2014 academic year.

About WSU Vancouver
WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. At WSU Vancouver, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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Application Period for Vacant City Council Seat Opens
City of Sherwood - 10/09/14
With the recent resignation of City Councilor Robyn Folsom, the Sherwood City Council officially declared her seat vacant at their regular meeting held on Tuesday, October 7th. The city charter requires that Sherwood voters will select the ultimate replacement to fill the remaining months left of her term, but not until the next available election in March 2015. Due the length of time before such election, the current City Council members have decided to fill the vacancy on an interim basis.

Sherwood residents that are interested in serving on an interim basis will need to submit application materials to the City of Sherwood on or before 5:00 pm on Monday, October 27, 2014. Application materials and other pertinent information are available on the city website at www.sherwoodoregon.gov

Current candidates for City Council on the November 4, 2014 ballot are eligible to apply for this vacant position. The City Council has tentatively scheduled possible interview dates for applicants on three possible dates in mid-November.

For further information about this vacancy or the selection process, please contact the City Recorders office at 503.625.4246.
AARP: Three Things You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 10/09/14
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Don't miss the once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your Medicare plan

WASHINGTON, DC -- AARP encourages everyone with Medicare to take advantage of this year's Medicare Open Enrollment period October 15th-December 7th to review their health and prescription drug plans for 2015. AARP wants people to know the Medicare plan changes that can be made, the four things to consider, and how to make changes.

"Whether you have original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, don't miss this seven-week window to make changes to your insurance coverage," said Nicole Duritz, AARP Vice President, Health Education and Outreach. "If your health and prescription drug needs have changed, or your current plan has made changes, now is the time to make adjustments."

During Medicare Open Enrollment, AARP recommends that people evaluate their current health and prescription drug coverage. This is the time to make adjustments based on changes in health status, income, lifestyle, or personal preference. For instance, people can add or switch their Medicare prescription drug coverage based on the specific medications they need. Others may want to change plans so that they can continue seeing their doctor or continue going to the same health care center.

Three Things To Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

1. Main Changes You Can Make
Here are three changes you can make during open enrollment:
* Switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another Medicare Advantage plan
* Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
* Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

2. Consider the "Four C's"
AARP recommends that people consider the "Four C's" when reviewing Medicare plan options:
* Cost - Compare monthly premiums, annual deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance.
* Coverage - Review the doctors and pharmacies included in the plan, as well as prescription drugs and other services you need.
* Convenience - Look at the accessibility of doctors, pharmacies, and services in the plans.
* Customer Service - Assess the quality of service a plan provides. Quality ratings are available for most Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan.

3. How to Make Medicare Plan Changes
People can make changes to their Medicare insurance plans during open enrollment by visiting the Medicare Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan or by calling Medicare at 1-800- 633-4227. Medicare enrollees who want help understanding their options can contact The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (1-800-677-1116) for no-cost personalized health insurance counseling.

Other Helpful Resources
* Medicare Open Enrollment and You - Gives helpful information from AARP to make the most of your Medicare coverage.
* AARP Medicare Q & A Tool - Provides easy-to-understand answers about Medicare. (Available in Spanish at http://bit.ly/1vlSFsD.)
* Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Provides comprehensive information about Medicare and Medicaid.
* State Health Insurance Assistance Program - Offers free personalized health insurance counseling.

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About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.


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Minor Injury Multi-Vehicle Crash - Interstate 205 north of Stafford Road in West Linn (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/09/14
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All southbound lanes of Interstate 205 opened about 12:15 p.m. following Thursday morning's minor injury crash north of Stafford Road.

On October 9, 2014 at approximately 10:50 a.m., two vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision near milepost 4. The impact pushed one vehicle into the rear of a semi-trailer stopped on the shoulder. Approximately 90 gallons of diesel spilled from a punctured diesel tank on the roadway. One persons reportedly was taken by a private party to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.

All lanes were blocked and traffic was diverted onto the shoulder until all lanes were opened after ODOT and fire personnel cleaned up the spill.

Names of involved drivers are not available for this release. No citations were issued at this time.

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Oregon State Fair and Expo Center Hires New CEO (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 10/09/14
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SALEM, OR - Oct. 9, 2014 - Michael Paluszak, a Californian with extensive experience in managing fairs has been hired as Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center. The hiring was announced today by Gene Derfler, Chairman of the Oregon State Fair Council, which operates as the board of directors for the Fair and Expo Center.

Paluszak has served for the past six years as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Solano County Fair Association in Vallejo, California. He also previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ventura County (California) Fair, the Chief Executive Officer of the Calaveras County (California) Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, and as the President of a consulting company specializing in event planning and management. Paluszak is a past president of the Western Fairs Association, and was inducted this year into the Association's Hall of Fame.

"Mike is the right leader at the right time for the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center," said Derfler. "He is widely respected and admired throughout the fair industry, and he is committed to building on the Oregon State Fair's reputation as one of the best in the country, and to bringing financial stability to the Expo Center.

Paluszak said, "Passage of Senate Bill 7 by the 2013 Oregon State Legislature provides an unprecedented and exciting opportunity to create a vision and business model that will make the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center thrive."

Senate Bill 7 removed the Fair and Expo Center from control of the Oregon State Parks Department, creating a public corporation similar to Oregon Health Sciences University and the State Accident Insurance Fund. The eleven-member Oregon State Fair Council was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber and serves as a Board of Directors for the Fair and Expo Center.

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Resignation of Fire Chief Kevin Henson accepted by the Board of Directors
Marion Co. Fire Dist. #1 - 10/09/14
The Marion County Fire District #1 Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Kevin Henson at their regularly scheduled meeting last night. In his resignation letter, Chief Henson thanked the Board of Directors for their support, and stated appreciation for the support and commitment of all volunteer and career personnel. His official last day will be October 31st.

Chief Henson has served as the Fire Chief of Marion County Fire District since 2007. Under his leadership, MCFD1 was successful in obtaining a $10 million bond for facilities and fleet upgrades. The last and final fire station to be constructed, Four Corners, was completed in February of this year. In 2012, Chief Henson led the initiative for a local option levy which allowed MCFD1 to restructure a sustainable service delivery model for the community. Also in 2012, when an attempt to annex territory was made by a neighboring agency, Chief Henson worked closely with legal counsel to see that MCFD1 prevailed in a legal suit to stop the illegal annexation. He then followed through with the legislature to clarify the language so that annexation attempts such as this were not a threat to other rural districts in the future. "Chief Henson has shown more determination and dedication to facilitating change in this fire district than any fire chief before," said Vice President Randy Franke, "I know that he will continue to do good work for the fire service."

As a current board member of the Oregon Fire Chief's Association, Chief Henson's most recent project is clarifying the issue of volunteer compensation at the national level. This project has consumed much of Chief Henson's time over the past six months and will continue to be an issue requiring resolution at both the state and national level. Board President Bernie Otjen stated that he appreciated all the hard work that Chief Henson has put in to help MCFD1 move forward and progress as a fire district, "I wish him the best of success, and I know that he will put in just as much hard work and dedication in his next venture."

Any questions about the operational aspect of the district can be directed to Assistant Chief Terry Riley at 503-588-6516. Questions regarding Chief Henson's resignation may be directed to Board President Bernie Otjen at 503-949-8101.
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Hosts Open Homeowner Information Sessions
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity - 10/09/14
Public homeowner orientations are the first step in the partner-family selection process that Evergreen Habitat for Humanity undertakes on a yearly basis. Two more orientations will be offered this month. It is highly recommended that the homeownership orientation be attended to learn about the Habitat program. Applications may be also obtained by downloading them from the web site, at www.ehfh.org, or obtained from the office by calling 360-737-1759, until October 31st, 2014.

Dates for the upcoming homeownership orientations are: Monday, October 20th, at Vancouver Housing Authority 2500 Main St. Vancouver, WA 98660, sign in starts at 5:30 pm, and the final orientation will be on Saturday, October 25th, at the Evergreen Habitat for Humanity office, sign in starts at 10:00 a.m. "We hold orientations to get potential homeowners familiar with the requirements of the program, to answer their questions and make sure that Habitat's program is the right fit," said Josh Townsley, Executive Director of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

The Habitat for Humanity homeownership program is aimed at offering families and individuals with incomes falling between 30 and 60 percent of the median income the opportunity to obtain a home with an affordable monthly mortgage payment at zero to one percent interest. A family of four with an annual income of between $20,800 and $41,640 would qualify based on income.

The homeowner orientations will include an informational PowerPoint presentation detailing the program and applicant qualifications. Time to address questions about the Habitat program will follow.In addition to income requirements, potential partner families must also be willing to partner with Habitat which entails completing homeownership classes and completing 500 volunteer hours (250 for individual or single-parent household) during construction. The final requirement for partner families is the ability to pay the closing costs of their home by putting $50.00 dollars a month in the SHARE IDA program and by making an affordable mortgage payment which will not exceed 30 percent of the family's monthly income.

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

For more information, contact Melissa Edwards, Family Services and Events Manager, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759 or by emailing melissa@ehfh.org
Cops to Serve Burgers and Fries in Annual Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser for Special Olympics
Portland Police Bureau - 10/09/14
On Saturday October 11, 2014, members of the Portland Police Bureau will be participating in the annual "Tip-A-Cop" fundraiser for Special Olympics Oregon.

Officers will be serving two shifts at the Lloyd District Red Robin, located at 1139 Northeast Grand Avenue, and collecting tips benefiting Special Olympics Oregon.

Officers will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

"Tip-A-Cop" is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events such as Tip-A-Cop, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

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MESD-Board Finance Committee Meeting 10-13-14 at 3:00 pm
Multnomah ESD - 10/09/14
The Multnomah Education Service District Board Finance Committee will meet on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the main headquarters, 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220 in the Glass Conference Room. The Committee will receive the July 31 and August 31 financial reports and approve the Board and Superintendent expenses.
Summer Job Vacancies Reach New High
Oregon Employment Dept. - 10/09/14
Oregon businesses reported 49,600 vacancies this summer. That's 6,700 more vacancies than last summer and the most found by any Oregon Job Vacancy Survey, which began in the spring of 2008. The growing number of vacancies reflects the busy summer hiring season and long-term improvement in the job market.

There were three unemployed Oregonians for each vacancy during the summer. That's the same unemployed-to- vacancy ratio as in the spring, but below Oregon's 4-to-1 ratio in the summer of 2013. Nationwide, there were two unemployed persons per vacancy this summer.

Three large industries reported more than 5,000 vacancies apiece: health care and social assistance (10,800); management, administration, and waste services (10,400); and leisure and hospitality (5,400). Together these three industries accounted for more than half (54%) of all vacancies reported this summer. Management, administrative, and waste services includes temporary help services, janitorial services, call centers, and other related firms.

Although just a few large industries accounted for so many vacancies, employers were looking to fill openings across a wide range of occupations this summer. The broad occupational groups with the largest number of vacancies were food preparation, office and administrative support, health care, and construction.

Compared with last year, the number of vacancies have increased the most for health care (+8,400) and construction-related (+3,900) occupations.

The number of vacancies for jobs requiring post secondary education - such as a certification or associate's degree - increased substantially.

Employers reported a slightly more difficult time filling job vacancies this summer. Since the spring of 2013, difficult to fill vacancies have made up roughly half of the total. In the summer of 2014, that share was 58 percent.

Central and Eastern Oregon each reported that three out of four job vacancies were difficult to fill. The most-frequently cited reasons for difficulty filling positions in these areas included a lack of applicants or a lack of qualified candidates. Additional contributing factors may have included the relatively low share of full-time vacancies in Central Oregon, and smaller share of permanent positions in Eastern Oregon.

About the Survey
The Oregon Employment Department conducts the Oregon Job Vacancy Survey and estimates the number of job vacancies each quarter based on responses from private-sector businesses with at least two employees. Estimates for fall 2014 will be released in January.

For more details on recent Oregon job vacancies, visit the "publications" tab on QualityInfo.org and scroll down to the section titled "Quarterly Job Vacancies Snapshots."


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Oregon Historical Society & Northwest Film Center to present Portland Home Movie Day on October 18 (Photo)
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"There's no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you've got one, whip it out and show it now."
-- John Waters

Portland, OR - The Oregon Historical Society and the Northwest Film Center are excited to host Portland Home Movie Day 2014 on Saturday, October 18 from 1 - 5 PM. The event, which will take place at the Northwest Film Center School of Film (934 SW Salmon St., Portland), is free and open to the public.

Home Movie Day is an international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at venues worldwide. Home Movie Day is a BYOF open screening, in which participants can bring in one or more reels of film from their home collections. All films will be inspected and (if they are in good condition) will be projected on screen. The event is meant to provide individuals and families the opportunity to see and share their home movies with their community as the audience, and to see their neighbors' home movies in turn.

Opening the event and scattered throughout the afternoon will be films from the Oregon Historical Society's archives. In addition to the fun of seeing participants' home movies, there will be snacks, a few rousing games of Home Movie Bingo (with prizes!), educational resources on best practices for storing and caring for film, and additional information on transfer services in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland Home Movie Day 2014 will be restricted to small-gauge motion picture film; that is Super 8, Regular 8, and 16mm film formats. No video tape will be screened. Everyone is encouraged to bring home movies, though it is not required to participate in the day's activities. To submit films prior to the day of the event for early inspection, please contact Portland Home Movie Day Coordinator Matthew Cowan at matthew.cowan@ohs.org

For more information and FAQs, visit the Portland Home Movie Day Tumblr: http://homemoviedaypdx.tumblr.com/

For more general information about Home Movie Day, visit: http://www.homemovieday.com/

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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.

About the Northwest Film Center
Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.


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UPDATE: Vehicle Crashes into the Columbia River on Northeast Marine Drive - One Fatality
Portland Police Bureau - 10/09/14
The deceased driver pulled from the Columbia River on Wednesday has been identified as 47-year-old Nickolas Ralph Curtiss Jr.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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On Wednesday October 8, 2014, at 6:24 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 16600 block of Northeast Marine Drive on the report that a vehicle crashed into the Columbia River. A witness told 9-1-1 that it appeared the driver was trying to get out of the car but went under water.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded with two boats and, at approximately 7:00 a.m., recovered a body from the river. The person is deceased.

Divers will look into the vehicle to check for any other occupants.

The East County Major Crash Team is responding to conduct an investigation.

Traffic on Marine Drive will be affected, drivers are encouraged to use Northeast Airport Way as an alternate route.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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UPDATE #2 - Drunk Driver Crashes Stolen Vehicle; Critically Injures Passenger (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/09/14
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45-year-old Jeannette Rene Fields, the passenger injured in this crash, died on October 8, 2014.

The driver, 34-year-old Joshua Eric Lindsay, remains in jail on multiple felony charges and the case remains under investigation.

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The passenger injured in this incident has been identified as 45-year-old Jeannette Rene Fields.

On Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 4:59 p.m., 34-year-old Joshua Eric Lindsay abandoned his vehicle, and then broke into a home in the 10000 Block of NE Beech, where he stole the keys of a 2014 white Toyota Camry from the residence's owner. The owner did not know the suspect or the fact that he entered his residence and stole the vehicle.

After leaving the residence, Lindsay drove off with a 45-year-old female passenger. He then crashed into the back of a 1995 Honda Odyssey driving westbound on Northeast Prescott at Northeast 94th Avenue. The Odyssey then crashed into a third vehicle, a 2013 Subaru.

Lindsay continued driving the stolen vehicle westbound until it became disabled at NE 83rd Avenue and NE Going. A witness heard the car horn and went to see what was occurring. The witness saw Lindsay slapping the unconscious passenger with an open hand, as if he was trying to wake her up. When the witness confronted the suspect, Lindsay removed items from the vehicle and ran off westbound. North Precinct Officers later located Lindsay at NE 72nd and NE Alberta, where he was walking out of a back yard. Lindsay had not sustained any injuries in the crash.

Medical personnel transported the passenger to a local hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

The driver and passenger from the Honda Odyssey received minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital, where they were late released. The driver of the Subaru did not suffer any injuries.

The Major Crash Team Responded to investigate. Lindsay was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault II; Burglary I; Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII; Driving While Suspected; Reckless Driving; Unlicensed Use of a Motor Vehicle; and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call traffic investigator, Officer Chris Johnson at (503) 823-2213.


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Update #2: Suspect Sought in Grant County Arrested by Grant County Sheriff's Office (Photo)
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Update: At approximately 6:35 p.m., Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer confirmed SHANE SANDERS was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon by his department. SANDERS will be lodged in the Grant County Jail on several charges including Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

SANDERS was the subject of an extensive search by Grant County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP) and the OSP SWAT team, after fleeing the Seneca area Wednesday morning as law enforcement officers responded to a shots fired incident during a domestic disturbance at a cabin in Seneca. After law enforcement officers arrived in the area, they heard additional shots. An armed suspect identified as SANDERS, age 41, was seen fleeing in the darkness and is the subject of an ongoing area search. There were no known persons injured.

After re-opening area roads this afternoon following a several hour search, law enforcement personnel remained in the area. Officials believed there was no public safety threat at that time.

A DMV photograph of SANDERS is provided with this release.

Questions regarding the case and arrest should be directed to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in North Portland's Portsmouth Neighborhood - No Injuries
Portland Police Bureau - 10/08/14
On Wednesday October 8, 2014, at 4:45 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Hunt Street and Newman Avenue on the report of shots fired in the area.

Several officers arrived in the area but did not locate any gunshot victims. Witnesses described hearing a disturbance and seeing a group of African American males and females, and one white female, all in their teens.

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

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Vancouver Police seeking information on gems (Photo)
Vancouver Police Dept. - 10/08/14
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Vancouver, Wash. - Vancouver Police East Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Detectives recently made a field contact with a male subject in the area of Motel 6 located at 221 NE 104th Avenue. During the contact, the male was arrested after he provided a false name and after officers learned he had a warrant for his arrest. The male was in possession of several loose gemstones including Opals and Tanzanite. He was unable to provide a good explanation of where he obtained the gems, which appeared to be packaged for sale by a gemologist or jeweler. No information regarding the male that was arrested is being released at this time.

The Vancouver Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the owner of the gems. Anyone calling to claim ownership will be required to describe 'specifically' how the gems were packaged, any specific labels on the packaging, how many gems were stolen, the karat/size of the gems, and their value, as well as any other identifying characteristics of the gems or packaging.

Anyone with information on a recent theft of such gems, or to claim ownership, should contact Vancouver Police Detective Erik Jennings, East Precinct NRT Team at (360) 487-7505 or Vancouver Police Detective Dustin Nicholson, East Precinct NRT Team at (360) 487-7533.


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Learn how one farmer overcame a declining market to grow a prosperous business at WSU Vancouver's MBA Stakeholder Speaker Series
WSU Vancouver - 10/08/14
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The community is invited to Washington State University Vancouver's fall MBA Stakeholder Speaker Series: "The Sweet Taste of Success: The Seely Farms Story." Featuring WSU alumnus Mike Seely, owner of Seely Farms, the lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Undergraduate Building, Room 1. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free after 7 p.m.

Seely and his family produce mint products that sell in more than 600 stores nationwide. Learn how this third-generation mint farmer revolutionized his business by thinking outside the typical farm business structure, working with local and national stakeholders, and developing his own mint confections designed for a quality-seeking niche market.

Seely was a full-time engineer and part-time mint farmer until he and his wife Candy threw themselves into the farm as their sole means of support in 2008. He earned his MBA from WSU Vancouver in 2009 and says he applied a lot of what he learned in the program to change and grow his business.

Previously Seely Farms sold mint leaves to companies that produced mint-flavored products, but the U.S. mint industry was declining as price pressures forced growers out. Today, Seely Farms uses a portion of its crop to flavor its own high-quality mint confections, teas and candy canes.

"Our goal is to grow the business such that it uses all of our mint," said Seely.

ABOUT WSU VANCOUVER
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 25 years of creating access to higher education in Southwest Washington. For 25 years, students have chosen WSU Vancouver for its scenic campus, small classes, close personal attention, topnotch faculty, accessible location and reasonable costs. At WSU Vancouver, students gain much more than a degree--they gain a brighter future.

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Shooting Investigation Underway in Southeast Portland's Centennial Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 10/08/14
On Wednesday October 8, 2014, at 3:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 16500 block of Southeast Stephens Street.

Several officers are in the area beginning an investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that one person was shot and transported to a Portland hospital by private car. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Additionally, preliminary information indicates that the suspect or suspects left the area in a vehicle.

This is an active and developing investigation and updates will be provided as they become available.

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

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Amity family threats in July lead to a False Report Arrest for complainant.
McMinnville Police Dept. - 10/08/14
Update to press release from July 31, 2014:

Investigators with the McMinnville Police Department, with extensive assistance from other law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Washington, determined that reported threats and assaults against a specific family in Amity in July were unfounded.

Officers from multiple agencies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Trade Street on July 30, 2014. They initially were given information that an adult Hispanic male initiated a confrontation with Maria Del Pilar Torres-Rodriguez in the front yard of her residence. It was reported by Maria that they struggled briefly until she used a firearm to inflict a serious injury to the male's lower left abdomen and the male fled in a vehicle. This crime scene investigation required that Hwy 99W be closed through a portion of the City of Amity for approximately four hours.

This incident was reported as a continuation of threats against and assaults upon the same adult female over several weeks prior to that date. The female and her spouse reported these incidents on separate occasions to officers with the Amity Police Department, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, and McMinnville Police Department. There was a specific phone number which was used by the "suspect" to communicate threats to the Hispanic female and other members of her family. These threats stopped after the July 30 incident.

The "suspect" was tentatively identified by the adult female and her spouse as a resident in Yakima, Washington. The reported suspect in Yakima, Washington, fully cooperated with investigators and was determined to be uninvolved in these incidents.

Investigators eventually learned the "suspect" phone number was being used by Maria Del Pilar Torres-Rodriguez. Investigators found no independent corroboration for any of the reported assaults. On October 7, 2014, investigators arrested Maria.

Maria Del Pilar Torres-Rodriguez, 44 years old, was charged with Initiating a False Report (x3) and she was lodged at the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment. Her bail was set at $15,000.

The McMinnville Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this investigation by providing personnel and significant time towards this investigation:
- Amity Police Department
- Beaverton Police Department
- Newberg Police Department
- Oregon State Police
- Oregon Department of Justice
- Portland Police Bureau
- Washington County Sheriff's Office
- Yakima Washington Police Department
- Yamhill County District Attorney's Office
- Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team
- Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

The Police Department is preparing a request for restitution through the District Attorney's Office for costs incurred during the investigation of these false reports.
Sheriff's Office Focus Patrols leads to Multiple Arrests in Sweet Home (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 10/08/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, his deputies received a tip from a citizen on the whereabouts of a fugitive, Jerald Allen Erickson, 54 year old of Sweet Home. In early September 2014, Erickson fled the Linn County Courthouse after a trial concluded in which he was found guilty of theft. Before Erickson could be sentenced on this case, he fled the courthouse and has been reportedly hiding out in east Linn County.

While conducting focus patrols, a tip led deputies to the 25000 block of Brush Creek Road, Sweet Home. Deputies located Erickson hiding in the residence along with several others including a fugitive from Tillamook County, Oregon. These persons were identified as Mark Lawrence Idzal, 33-years old of Sweet Home and Jacqueline Diane Banta, 25-years old of Tillamook. Idzal had warrant for charges of parole violations involving Marijuana, Heroin and other schedule 1 drugs, as well as frequenting known drug locations and theft. Banta was arrested on a Linn County Supervisory warrant.

A fourth person at the residence, Jill Renae Larsen, 24-years old of Sweet Home, was arrested for Hindering Prosecution as she tried to conceal the locations and identities of the three wanted subjects. A fifth person, the homeowner, Nancy Jeanette Larsen, 55-years old was located a short distance from the residence and was cited and released on a Lebanon Justice Court warrant for Contempt of Court.

Jerald Erickson, Mark Idzal, Jacqueline Banta and Jill Larsen were transported and lodged at the Linn County Jail.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office implemented our Focus Patrol program in June of this year. Focus Patrol is an internal office wide effort to focus on problem areas and/or people in Linn County. We prioritize our patrols starting with recognizing the high crime areas within the county. We also look at traffic problem areas and proactive ways of improving the quality of life for our citizens.


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FBI Renews Efforts to Locate Missing Girls from Saipan
FBI - Oregon - 10/08/14
The information below is being provided to Oregon media on behalf of the FBI's Honolulu Division. The reason: Oregon has a sizeable population from the North Mariana Islands.

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Vida G. Bottom, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Honolulu Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is seeking the public's help in providing information regarding missing children Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who disappeared from the U.S. territory of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands on May 25, 2011. The girls were ages 10 and 9 at the time of their disappearance.

This week, the FBI announced the release of new age-enhanced photos of the Luhk sisters created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The age-enhanced photos are available at: http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1172939.

In addition to Saipan, the FBI is focusing this publicity campaign on Hawaii, Oregon and Washington State, states with sizable populations originating from the Northern Mariana Islands.

On May 25, 2011, the Luhk sisters disappeared in Saipan while waiting for a school bus to arrive. The disappearance sparked a massive community and law enforcement effort to locate the girls. The FBI is hoping that this latest publicity push and the age-enhanced photos will generate new leads to resolve this case.

Anyone with information to provide is asked to call their local FBI office.


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MCSO Searches For Missing Hunter In East Marion County **** 2nd UPDATE ****
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/08/14
The state medical examiner has concluded their investigation into the death of Mr. Corey Fred, who was found deceased while hunting. It was determined Mr. Fred died from natural causes.

Members of the Fred family are planning funeral services for this Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. which will be held at Cascade High School, 10226 Marion Rd SE, Turner, OR 97392.

Anyone who may be interested in making donations to the Fred family can go to www.youcaring.com and search for "in memory of Corey Fred."
Woodburn police arrest marijuana dealer
Woodburn Police - 10/08/14
Woodburn police arrested Craig Chadwick, 52, of Woodburn on Oct. 6 on several drug- and theft-related charges.

Woodburn police officers responded to citizen complaints of possible marijuana plants at 1180 Dellmoor Way in Woodburn. After contacting Chadwick, detectives served a search warrant and found over three pounds of marijuana and two firearms (one of which was reported stolen).

He was arrested on charges of manufacturing, delivery of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana, theft I and felon in possession of a firearm and taken to Marion County Jail.
Homeowner Chases Away Residential Robbery Suspect in Northeast Portland's Overlook Neighborhood
Portland Police Bureau - 10/08/14
On Wednesday October 8, 2014, at 2:52 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 5500 block of North Wilbur Avenue on the report that a resident was confronted by an armed man inside his home.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that he was in the basement of his home when he heard footsteps on the main floor of the house. The victim went upstairs where he encountered a man wearing a ski mask, armed with a handgun.

The victim told police that he armed himself with a kitchen knife and chased the suspect from the house. Once outside, the suspect dropped the handgun and grabbed a metal hand truck and held it overhead as if he was going to throw it at the victim. The suspect dropped the hand truck and fled the area on foot.

The victim retrieved the gun, which turned out to be a realistic-looking Airsoft handgun.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male in his mid-20s to early-30s, 5'10" tall, heavy build, wearing a ski mask.

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

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

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West Coast Car Crushing Investigation Yields New Indictments, Arrests (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/08/14
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Five people have been arrested recently in connection with an auto theft investigation centering on West Coast Car Crushing and A1 Light Truck and Van Parts, both located in North Portland.

During this investigation, the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have arrested and/or indicted nearly three dozen people in connection with this investigation.

Arrested persons include:

* 26-year-old Katrina Irene Morrison (aka Schneider) was arrested after an 8-count indictment, including two counts of Racketeering.

* 21-year-old Vanasha Lee Vidalez was arrested after a 58-count indictment, including two counts of Racketeering.

* 34-year-old Tyler Hagist was arrested in Vancouver after a 4-count indictment for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Illegal Salvage.

* 53-year-old David Michael Houston was arrested in Vancouver after a 13-count indictment, including two counts of Racketeering. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will seek extradition to Oregon.

* 31-year-old Joseph Clarence Schneider was arrested after a 17-count indictment, including one count of Racketeering.

Previously, detectives arrested 53-year-old Barbara Lorraine Peterson, a City of Portland employee, for her role discovered during in the auto theft investigation. Peterson pled guilty on May 16, 2014 to Official Misconduct in the First Degree and three counts of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle. She will be sentenced on October 14, 2014 and is facing 18 months in prison.

On April 8, 2014, investigators from the Portland Police Bureau served several search warrants in the Portland Metro area as part of an ongoing, significant auto theft investigation.

Search warrants were served at the following locations:

* 9609 North Columbia Boulevard (A1 Light Truck and Van Parts)

* 9101 North Columbia Boulevard (West Coast Car Crushing)

* 330 North Lotus Isle Drive

* 516 West Fourth Plain Boulevard (Vancouver, WA)

* 514 Northwest 40th Street (Vancouver, WA)

This large-scale auto theft investigation involved the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct and Detective Division, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the Oregon Department of Human Services, the Clark County (WA) Sheriff's Office, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

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Oregon Archives Crawl Returns Saturday, October 18 (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 10/08/14
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Portland, OR - Over 30 archives and heritage organizations will be flashing their goods to Portlanders for the 4th annual Oregon Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 18 from 10 AM to 3 PM. These organizations will be located in three downtown venues--Multnomah County Central Library (801 SW 10th Avenue), Portland Archives and Records Center (1800 SW 6th Avenue Suite 550), and the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue)--and will feature items from their collections, information about archives and research, and plenty of interaction with the archivists themselves. The event is free and open to the public.

The Oregon Archives Crawl was created in 2010 to highlight Oregon Archives Month. The annual October celebration highlights the valuable contribution archives and archivists make to the understanding of our common and individual histories. The Crawl is also an unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with these organizations, and see materials that are often not on public view.

"Crawlers" can start at any of the three locations, each hosting different archives and activities. Passports will be available with information on all of the participating organizations, and crawlers can "stamp" their passport as they visit each location.

The Central Library location will open the John Wilson Special Collections room for tours from 10 AM to 3 PM. These tours, led by librarian Jim Carmin, are a treat not to be missed. If you have ever wanted to ask a question about archives, you won't want to miss the Ask an Archivist table. Whether it's a broad question about why archives matter or a practical question about preserving grandma's photographs, drop by to receive some expert knowledge.

Visitors to the Oregon Historical Society will also be able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Research Library and collect postcards showcasing historic views of places that can be seen on the walk between Crawl locations. With their postcards in hand, visitors are invited to visit those downtown Portland locations, take modern day photographs, and upload them to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ArchivesCrawl.

Portland Archives and Records Center will highlight collections covering aspects of the diverse communities within Oregon. In addition to table top exhibits, activities will include facility tours and talks focused on projects, research, activities, and collections. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the day, and crawlers can refuel with refreshments and cookies.
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About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content.


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Stranger Danger Alert: Suspect Grabs 15-Year-Old Girl in East Columbia Neighborhood - Victim Safe (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/08/14
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On October 7, 2014, at 7:50 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the Columbia Arboretum, located in the 10000 block of Northeast 6th Drive, on the report that a 15-year-old girl was grabbed on the arm by a stranger.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the victim who told police that she was walking in the area when the suspect approached her from behind without speaking and grabbed her on the arms. The victim elbowed the man and ran away to call for help.

The victim told police that she did not see the man but described him a smelling like dirty cigarettes.

Several officers checked the area, including some homeless campsites, but did not locate the suspect.

Detectives are in contact with the victim and are continuing the investigation. At this point, it is not known if this incident is in any way connected with another stranger danger incident that occurred earlier Tuesday morning.

Anyone seeing suspicious behavior consistent with this report is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Clark County Technical Services Incident NOT Impacting Critical CRESA 9-1-1 Services
Clark Regional Emergency Services (CRESA) - 10/08/14
Contact: Eric Frank
Date 10/08/2014 Information Officer
Time 1:00 pm (360) 992-6289 ext. 3940





The flooding incident at the County Server room on Wednesday afternoon has not affected CRESA priority 9-1-1 services. This is what we know regarding CRESA:
* Dispatchers are using alternate protocols in which they practice regularly.
* To Callers, service should be seamless and those needing 9-1-1 should not see any difference.
* We will be updating information as we receive it.
* Please follow CRESA at @CRESAtalk on Twitter and us on Facebook for more information.
* Concerns regarding the County Technical Services outage should be directed to the Clark County Public Information and Outreach Office at 360-397-6012


Contact:
Eric Frank
CRESA Public Information Officer
360-601-8962
City of Salem Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Annual Report
City of Salem - 10/08/14
The City of Salem invites the public to provide comments on the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Report and Stormwater Retrofit Plan. The Annual Report and Retrofit Plan are a requirement of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) MS4 Permit. The NPDES MS4 Permit requires the City to implement an approved Stormwater Management Plan and report annually on the status of that Plan, as well as on the progress made toward specific permit deliverables.

The City's Retrofit Plan includes a strategy for identifying and prioritizing projects that incorporate stormwater quality treatment into the existing stormwater infrastructure. The Annual Report provides an update on the status of stormwater-related activities completed during Fiscal Year 2013-14. The MS4 Permit, Annual Report, Stormwater Retrofit Plan, and Stormwater Management Plan can be found on the City's website at: http://www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/PublicWorks/Operations/StormwaterServices/Pages/default.aspx.

The Annual Report and Retrofit Plan are open for a 14-day public comment period, beginning October 8, 2014, at 5 p.m., and closing October 22, 2014, at 5 p.m. Comments will only be received in writing and may be submitted to Heather Dimke by email at hdimke@cityofsalem.net, or submitted by fax to 503 588 6480. Comments may also be mailed to: Stormwater Services MS4 Comments, 1410 20th Street SE, Building No. 2, Salem OR 97302.
Oregon.gov, finalist for best state website
State of Oregon - 10/08/14
Salem, Ore. Oct. 8: The Oregon.gov website is one of the top 10 most intuitive and functional state websites, according to the Center for Digital Government's 2014 Best of the Web awards, announced this week. http://bit.ly/1qhvSd1

"Across the board, this year's Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Award winners and finalists have demonstrated how effective their portals and applications are," said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. "Elements such as upgraded eCommerce capability, mobile-first design, intuitive search, improved transparency and integration of social media provide citizens and businesses easier and better access to their government."

In April, state government worked with technology vendor NIC to launch a new streamlined version of Oregon.gov, emphasizing usability and quick access to the most popular services. Oregonians drove the design - sharing how they would organize site content. More than 200 usability tests and 25 iterations of the design and functionality led to a site that is user-focused and task-oriented.

State Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan noted, "This week's announcement affirms the work of dedicated staff who engaged Oregonians to think differently about our virtual front door. We started with our end users in mind, then figured out how to organize our content in a way that made sense to them."

About the Oregon E-Government Program
The Oregon E-Government Program was established through Governor's Office Executive Order in 2001 and is administered by the Department of Administrative Services. The Oregon Legislature further supported the program by enacting legislation in 2011 that established an Electronic Portal Advisory Board to advance the effectiveness and delivery of new online services to the public. The program works with Oregon government organizations, helping them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information. http://www.oregon.gov/das/ets/egov

About NIC
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the "100 Best Small Companies in America" five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron's 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
Ebola
Yamhill Co. Public Health - 10/08/14
What is Ebola?
Ebola disease is caused by the Ebola virus and is one of a number of hemorrhagic fever diseases. Ebola symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite. Symptoms usually start 4-10 days after coming into contact with Ebola virus but can occur as early as 2 days to up to 21 days after exposure. Ebola can only be spread when people have symptoms. It is spread through touching the blood, vomit, diarrhea, urine, or other body fluids of an infected person.

Oregon and Ebola

* No cases of Ebola have been reported in Oregon
* No direct flights to Oregon from affected countries
* Total number of people coming to Oregon who have been in the area affected by the outbreak within the prior 21 days remains low
* Protocols are in place at Portland International Airport for rapid evaluation and isolation, if necessary, of ill persons arriving by air

Based on this information, the likelihood of a person ill with Ebola arriving in Oregon appears low according to officials at the Oregon State Public Health Division.

Yamhill County Public Health- How Are We Prepared?

* Existing, well-established communication pathways for clinicians to report suspect cases as required by law
* Frequent communication with medical providers and hospitals regarding current and up-to-date information
* Assuring that Public Health, hospitals and medical providers have needed protective equipment
* Dissemination of information to medical providers on screening and testing for suspected Ebola
* Reviewing established preparedness plans and procedures including isolation and quarantine procedures
* Guidance being provided on infection control is being shared with the healthcare community
* Local Public Health communicable disease staff have an investigative guideline describing procedures for Ebola contact investigation and monitoring of any exposed contacts, and have experience in contact investigation for other illnesses, such as meningococcal disease, measles, and pertussis.

"While the likelihood of Ebola is low in Oregon and Yamhill County, we are working to assure that healthcare providers and Public Health are ready to assess, treat and prevent the spread should a case occur," says Dr. Koenig, Health Officer for Yamhill County.

For more information on Ebola, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.
DUII Driver Facing Charges Following Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 near Cave Junction
Oregon State Police - 10/08/14
Three people were injured Tuesday night in a two vehicle DUII-involved traffic crash on Highway 199 near Cave Junction. The offending driver was cited by OSP in connection with the injury crash.

On October 7, 2014 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a 1990 Toyota Camry driven by JEFFREY S. LONDINO, age 51, from Cave Junction, was northbound on Highway 199 near milepost 29 when it crossed the centerline as LONDINO lost control. The Toyota slid sideways and its passenger front side collided into the left front side of a southbound 2008 Nissan Armada sport utility vehicle driven by SHELLY BURNS, age 38, from Cave Junction.

LONDINO was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. He was later cited by OSP for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Third Degree.

SHELLY BURNS and one of her five passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The name of the injured passenger is not available.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Eric Tholberg is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District. The highway was closed about 35 minutes.

No photographs available for this release.

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188 Finalists from Oregon and SW Washington for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The finalists come from across the region: twenty-two live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area, twelve from the Gorge area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Canpotex to Invest at Port of Portland Terminal (Photo)
Port of Portland - 10/08/14
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Portland is already the largest gateway on the U.S. West Coast for bulk mineral exports, and that gateway is about to get more efficient and diversified with the expansion of the Canpotex Limited (Canpotex) potash export facility at the Port of Portland's marine Terminal 5 in the Rivergate Industrial District.

Canpotex, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Portland Bulk Terminals, L.L.C. (PBT), is investing up to $140 million in new equipment and infrastructure to improve the efficiency of its shiploading operations and the management of Canpotex's specialty white potash products. A new shiploader, improved control system technology and an upgraded conveyance system will enable shorter turnaround times for Canpotex trains and ships at PBT. A new storage building will allow the potash exporter to better manage its specialty grade products at the terminal.

"This investment is great for Canpotex and the Port because it improves the speed and quality of our operations at the terminal. But it's not just our company that benefits; we are doing our part to try to build efficiency into the transportation system in the Pacific Northwest corridor," said Canpotex's Steve Dechka, president and chief executive officer.

After significant collaboration and discussion with key stakeholders, Port staff and Portland Development Commission (PDC) personnel proposed an enterprise zone expansion to include the PBT facility. The expanded enterprise zone was approved unanimously by Portland City Council last December. The company's plans began to materialize shortly thereafter and were officially approved at the October 8 Port Commission meeting.

Canpotex is a joint venture among three Province of Saskatchewan, Canada potash producers: Agrium, Mosaic and PotashCorp. Acting as an international marketing and logistics entity, Canpotex will continue to seek further capacity and efficiency enhancements across its supply chain as export markets allow. In addition to PBT, Canpotex has terminal operations at Neptune Terminal in Vancouver, B.C.

Potash, also known as potassium chloride, helps increase crop yields as a mineral nutrient used in fertilizer applications. More than two million metric tons of Saskatchewan potash is exported through Portland annually to international markets including Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

"Along with grain and agricultural exports, potash is yet another cargo type handled through our port that helps feed the world," said Bill Wyatt, executive director for the Port of Portland. "Canpotex has been a great tenant for nearly two decades, and we are excited that this world-class shipper's roots in Portland are growing even deeper with this expansion."

As a result of a long-term lease extension, Canpotex expects to increase its tonnage incrementally in the coming years. The construction will prompt private investment with local sourcing of materials, yielding increased tax revenue, new construction jobs and long-term employment.

"This is yet another prime example of the influx of private investments in marine industrial facilities on our river system," said Wyatt. "Since completion of the Columbia River channel deepening project in 2010, companies have initiated and committed investments totaling more than $866 million in Portland facilities and approximately $3.7 billion along the river system to date."

"Attracting this significant foreign direct investment relied on strong collaboration between PDC, the city, the Port and Canpotex," said Patrick Quinton, executive director of the PDC. "We're very pleased to be able to use the Enterprise Zone program to build Portland's exports and bring considerable community benefits to North and Northeast Portland."

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Three Lake Oswego / West Linn Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The Lake Oswego and West Linn finalists are:
* Diane Clark (West Linn) for Advance Practice at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

* Carla Vail (West Linn) for Nurse Leader at Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Karen Vice (Lake Oswego) for Advance Practice at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

Twenty-two finalists live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area (including those named above), twelve from the Gorge area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Five Tigard / Tualatin Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The Tigard and Tualatin finalists are:
* Marie Curley (Tigard) for Nurse Leader at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center


* Deanna Hill (Tualatin) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

* Kristina Pickering (Tigard) for Nurse Leader at Providence Portland Medical Center

* Kirstyn Rossman (Tigard) for Nurse Leader at Providence Portland Medical Center

Twenty-two finalists live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area (including those named above), twelve from the Gorge area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Seven Beaverton / Aloha Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The Beaverton and Aloha finalists are:
* Shelly Anderson (Aloha) for Nurse Leader at Kaiser Westside Medical Center

* Kristin Brownlee (Beaverton) for Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal) at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

* Teresa Goodell (Aloha) for Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care at Hospice & Palliative Care Partners

* Cheryl Lebrun (Beaverton) for Nurse Leader at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

* Heather Ott (Aloha) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

* Stacey Wright (Beaverton) for four categories at Kaiser Permanante Northwest: Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care, Nurse Specialty, Nurse Leader and Adult Acute Care

* Tiffany Zahn (Beaverton) for Nurse Leader at Oregon Health & Science University

Twenty-two finalists live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area (including those named above), twelve from the Gorge area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
TVF&R's Pager is Working
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 10/08/14
If you need to reach the on-duty public information officer, please call 503.441.9324.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
Vehicle vs Bicyclist crash at 2nd and Fleishauer on 10-7-14
McMinnville Police Dept. - 10/08/14
On October 07, 2014 at approximately 03:11 p.m., McMinnville Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a reported Auto versus Bicyclist collision on NW 2nd Street near SW Fleishauer Lane in McMinnville. This collision occurred in the school zone near Duniway Middle School and Newby Elementary School.

The bicyclist a 12 year old Duniway Middle School student, was struck by a 2007 Chevrolet pick-up operated by James Tippens, a 62 year old McMinnville resident. Based upon initial investigation, it appears that the bicyclist unexpectedly entered the path of the pick-up as it was exiting a parking lot and entering NW 2nd Street. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The 12 year old male was transported via ambulance to Willamette Valley Medical Center for initial evaluation and treatment. He is listed in stable condition at Willamette Valley Medical Center.

No citations were issued at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the McMinnville Police Department. If you should have any information in relation to the incident, contact Officer Steve Macartney at (503)434-7307.
Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month
OR Department of Human Services - 10/08/14
The Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

"We all have a role to play in -- and benefit to gain from -- increasing opportunities for meaningful employment for people with disabilities. This year's theme encapsulates this in three powerful words. It conveys that advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring. It's about creating a continuum of inclusion. And the first step on this continuum is expectation," said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy when announcing this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme, which is "Expect. Employ. Empower."

Reflecting this year's theme, throughout the month, The Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate our community on disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture. These efforts include a social media campaign.

"The Council is proud to be a part of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month," said Executive Director, Jaime Daignault. "We want to spread the important message to Oregonians that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals, including individuals with disabilities."

Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages -- during October and throughout the year -- by visiting the ODEP website at www.dol.gov/odep/.


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Eleven Gorge Area Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The eleven Gorge area finalists are:
* Maricela Bandel-Ramirez (The Dalles) for Adult Acute Care at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Matah Brown (The Dalles) for Adult Acute Care at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Danielle Cooper (Parkdale) for Emergency at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Rhonda Fischer (Parkdale) for Emergency at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

* Becky Kopecky (Hood River) for Nurse Leader at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
* Laura Korb (Hood River) for Adult Acute Care AND Small Hospital at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Sarah McQuade (Parkdale) for Nurse Specialty at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Cynthia Mershon (Corbett) for Adult Acute Care at Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Dawn OpBroek (The Dalles) for Emergency at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* David Stone (The Dalles) for Small Hospital at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Jan Thomson (Hood River) for Small Hospital at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

Twenty-two finalists live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Thirteen North Coast Area Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The thirteen North Coast area finalists are:
* Paulina Cockrum (Gearhart) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Rachel Davidson (Astoria) for Adult Acute Care at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Clatsop Care Center

* Susan Dirschel (Long Beach) for Small Hospital at Providence Seaside Medical Center

* Shaun Haner (Seaside) for Emergency at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Jennifer Jacques (Astoria) for Nurse Leader at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Debbie Kennedy (Warrenton) for Nurse Specialty at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Denise McLellan (Astoria) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Jamee Meier (Clatskanie) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Laura Parvi (Warrenton) for Nurse Leader at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Kelly Roman (Astoria) for Small Hospital at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Mary Romanaggi (Seaside) for Emergency at Providence Seaside Medical Center

* Amanda Van Stane (Warrenton) for Small Hospital at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Tae Zerangue (Astoria) for Nurse Leader at Columbia Memorial Hospital

Twenty-two finalists live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area, twelve from the Gorge area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Five Salem Area Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The five Salem area finalists are:
* Arianne Booth (Albany) for Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal) at Doernbecher Children's Hospital

* Marci Jordan (Stayton) for Adult Acute Care at Salem Health

* Debra Keating (Salem) for Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review at Kaiser Permanante Northwest

* Debra McAninch (Salem) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Kaiser Permanante Northwest
* Shannon White (Keizer) for Nurse Specialty at Dialysis Systems Management

Twenty-two finalists live in SW Washington, 120 are from the greater Portland area, twelve from the Gorge area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area, and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
21 Washington Residents Among 188 Finalists for 2014 Nurse of the Year
March of Dimes - 10/08/14
With 430 nurses nominated, 188 finalists remain for the fourth annual 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards. This event will honor outstanding Oregon and SW Washington nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Eighteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 17 categories plus one Distinguished Nurse of the Year.

The 21 Washington finalists are:
* Victoria Aase (Kelso) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Kaiser Permanente in Longview

* Carla Brim (Vancouver) for Advance Practice at PeaceHealth System Office in Vancouver

* Diane Brown (Naselle) for Adult Acute Care at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Carol Chace (Vancouver) for Adult Acute Care at Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Cori Christensen (Goldendale) for Nurse Leader at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Margaret D'Agostino (Kalama) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Providence Medical Group

* Sandra Dykes (Battle Ground) for Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care at Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Crystal Florek (Kelso) for Emergency at PeaceHealth St. John's Hospital

* Lisa Harris (Ocean Park) for Nurse Specialty at Columbia Memorial Hospital

* Sherilyn Holm (Vancouver) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Mary Johnson (Longview) for Nurse Educator at Kaiser Permanante Northwest

* Hillary McMurtry (Vancouver) for Women's Health at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

* Chandra Mershon (White Salmon) for Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal) at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Samantha Owens (Vancouver) for Student Nurse at Kaiser Permanante Northwest

* Brenda Redinger (Battle Ground) for Adult Acute Care at Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Kurt Rohrbacher (Willard) for Small Hospital at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Wendy Skreko (Vancouver) for Adult Acute Care at Portland Adventist Medical Center

* Erin Smith (Brush Prairie) for Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal) AND Emergency at Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

* Meredith St. Clair (Underwood) for Nurse Educator at Mid-Columbia Medical Center

* Mardee Stirling (Battle Ground) for Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care at Adventist Health

* Titza Suvalcu (Vancouver) for Adult Acute Care at Kaiser Permanante Northwest

One hundred twenty finalists live in the greater Portland area, twelve from the Gorge area, five from the Salem area, eight from Lane County, thirteen from North Coast, five from the Bend area and three from Southern Oregon.

Award winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland. Kevin Carroll, author of "Rules of the Red Rubber Ball," will be the keynote speaker; Katherine J. Bradley, PhD, RN, from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing will share the connection between March of Dimes and the nursing profession. Local media personality Tara Dublin will emcee.

Awards will be given in the following 17 categories:
* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.org/Oregon.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Providence Health & Services. Silver sponsors include Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Legacy Health and PeaceHealth. Bronze sponsors include Columbia Memorial Hospital and Life Flight Network. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health.
New AARP Poll Says More than Half Think They Won't Have Enough Money for Health Care
AARP Oregon - 10/08/14
4 in 10 Haven't Saved at All, Most Plan to Work Past Age 65

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, AARP released a new survey that says more than half of working Americans over age 50 (55%) don't think they'll have enough money for health care as they reach the age they expect to retire. While Medicare only covers about half of health costs, four in ten (38%) say they haven't saved anything at all for such expenses even though multiple studies show that these costs often reach more than $200,000 for a retired couple. AARP also found that among 50+ workers, most (57%) say they plan to work past the age of 65.

Although AARP found that 68% believe they should begin saving at age 35 or younger, just 28% began saving at that age. AARP's recently launched free online Health Care Costs Calculator, a major addition to its Ready for Retirement suite of planning tools, could help families and individuals of all ages plan for health savings. The calculator is available to all for free at www.aarp.org/hccc.

"Our survey shows that Americans haven't planned enough for health expenses in retirement," said AARP Vice President for Financial Security Debbie Banda. "Even though these costs can have a significant impact on retirement savings, families and individuals often struggle to save what they need because they are paying other necessary expenses or helping to support other family members or loved ones. We hope that we can help people of all ages get a better handle on these expenses with AARP's free Health Care Costs Calculator."

The Health Care Costs Calculator estimates health costs in retirement by utilizing a database that includes $136 billion in costs from actual health care claims. Users can select from 82 medical conditions to estimate how much they may need to spend on out-of-pocket health care costs. The calculator also assumes that individuals will be eligible for and select Medicare Parts A, B and D.

After estimating costs with the calculator, users can create a customizable action plan to help save for health care in retirement and make lifestyle changes that could help reduce their out of pocket costs. For example, if a person chooses "get to a healthier weight" as a goal, the tool will show how that action can lower their predicted costs, as well as offer possible next steps for pursuing that goal.

"When faced with future health costs, many people are either overwhelmed or overconfident," added Banda. "Thinking that your health care will be paid for by Medicare alone or avoiding health care planning altogether are not the right solutions. The more you know and plan for you and your family's health care, the better off you will be in the long run."

The Health Care Costs Calculator requires no registration and collects no personal data on any user. To learn more about the tool visit www.aarp.org/hccc. For the 2014 survey Planning for Health Care Costs in Retirement: A 2014 survey of 50+ Workers, telephone interviews were conducted by Woelfel Research, an independent research company, June 4 - June 22, 2014. The margin of error for the national sample of 1,002 non-retirees is +/- 3%. The margin of error for the national sample of 502 retirees is +/- 4%.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
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Oregon State Library Board Meeting Press Release, October 17, 2014
Oregon State Library - 10/08/14
The Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet at the State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR on October 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting.

The Board will consider recommendations from the LSTA Advisory Council and review the State Librarian's recommendation for the continuing operation of the statewide virtual reference service, Answerland. An open forum is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Anyone may address the Board on any topic at the open forum.

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

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
October 17, 2014
Oregon State Library, Room 103
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair

Agenda

9:00 a.m. Approval of the Minutes of the August 15, 2014 and
September 26, 2014 Meeting Bonebrake

9:15 Reports of Board Chair and Trustees Bonebrake
Executive Committee Report
Other Board Reports

10:00 Reports of the State Librarian and Staff Dahlgreen
Strategic Plan Progress
Division Reports

11:30 Open Forum**

Noon Working Lunch
Bonebrake
12:30 New Business:
Recommendations of the LSTA Advisory Council Lindauer
Recommendation for Answerland Dahlgreen

1:45 Plans for 2015 meetings (bring calendars) Bonebrake

2:00 Adjournment Bonebrake

** Any person may address the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees at this meeting on any topic.

NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
DCBS releases national study on workers' compensation costs
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/08/14
Rates for Oregon businesses among the lowest in nation

Oregon's workers' compensation rates continue to be among the lowest in the nation, according to data released today by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS).

The biennial study ranks all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on rates that were in effect Jan. 1, 2014. Oregon had the ninth least expensive rates in 2014, an improvement from its ranking as the 13th least expensive state the last time the study was done, in 2012. DCBS recently announced that Oregon workers' compensation rates would decline further - an average 5.3 percent - in 2015.

"Consistently low workers' compensation rates have been an important factor in creating a positive business climate in Oregon," said Patrick Allen, DCBS director. "A strong commitment by all in the workers' compensation community has helped keep costs down while improving outcomes for workers."

The study shows California had the most expensive rates, followed by Connecticut. North Dakota had the least expensive rates. In the Northwest, Idaho's rates were the 14th most expensive, followed by Washington.

Oregon researchers also compared each state's rates to the national median (midpoint) rate of $1.85 per $100 of payroll. Oregon's rate of $1.37 is 27 percent below the median.

Because states have various mixes of industries, the study calculates rates for each state using a standard mix of the 50 industries with the highest workers' compensation claims costs in Oregon. Details about how the study was conducted can be found at http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dir/wc_cost/about_the_study.html. A summary of the study was posted today; the full report will be published later this year.

Oregon has conducted these studies in even-numbered years since 1986, when Oregon's rates were among the highest in the nation. The department reports the results to the Oregon Legislature as a performance measure. Oregon's relatively low rate today reflects the state's workers' compensation system reforms and its improvements in workplace safety and health.

Here are some key links for the study/workers' compensation costs:

* To read a summary of the study, go to http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dir/wc_cost/files/report_summary.pdf.

* Prior years' summaries and full reports with details of study methods can be found at http://bit.ly/9mG3hs.

* Information on workers' compensation costs in Oregon, including a map with these state rate rankings, is at http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dir/wc_cost/map.html.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit http://www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Vernier Software & Technology Completes Expansion Inside City of Beaverton's Enterprise Zone (Photo)
City of Beaverton - 10/08/14
Vernier Software & Technology, Beaverton's first Enterprise Zone applicant in 2012, recently completed its 16,000 sq. ft. expansion that will lead to nine new jobs.
Vernier Software & Technology, Beaverton's first Enterprise Zone applicant in 2012, recently completed its 16,000 sq. ft. expansion that will lead to nine new jobs.
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Beaverton-based Vernier Software & Technology, the city's first Enterprise Zone applicant in 2012, recently completed its 16,000 sq. ft. expansion that will lead to nine new jobs.

The Enterprise Zone is a tool within designated areas of the city that encourages eligible businesses to make additional investments to improve employment opportunities, spur economic growth and diversify business activity. Eligible businesses locating or expanding in the Enterprise Zone receive an exemption from property taxes for three and up to five years.

"We're so proud that Vernier used our new Enterprise Zone to expand and grow family wage jobs in our community," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "The city is here to do all it can to help businesses grow and compete in their markets--and Vernier is the perfect example of a successful partnership with the city."

Vernier Software develops science software and instrumentation for K-12 classrooms as well as public colleges and universities with products sold domestically and internationally. For more than 30 years, the company has pioneered award-winning interfaces, sensors, software and curriculum that transform science education.

"Enterprise Zones lead to job creation," said Alma Flores. "Vernier is our first success and we expect many more Beaverton businesses will take advantage of this important tool."

According to Business Oregon, a study conducted in 2010 concluded that at least 7,000 new jobs were generated in 59 of Oregon's enterprise zones over a six year period.

The city's economic development program oversees the Enterprise Zone program and works directly with businesses to apply. For more information, please visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Ezone.


Beaverton is a welcoming and responsible city that enjoys one of the most diverse populations in Oregon. In 2014, Beaverton was again recognized as the safest city in the Pacific Northwest. Recently, the city's award-winning finance department received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. In 2012, the city was awarded the Mayors' Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. It was one of just four cities of its size recently recognized as a "Smarter City" energy leader by the Natural Resources Defense Council and one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America by Money magazine. In addition, Beaverton was named one of the best places to raise kids by BusinessWeek magazine, an All-America City finalist, as one of the top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes.com, one of the 100 Best Walking Cities in America by Prevention magazine, the Recycler of the Year from the Association of Oregon Recyclers, a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Bronze Award Bicycle Friendly Community designation by the League of American Bicyclists, and recognized as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Communities. Lastly, the city's nationally acclaimed visioning program was named Public Involvement Project of the Year--Best Planning Project by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Cascade Chapter and also received the prestigious 3CMA Award of Excellence.

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

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Attached Media Files: Vernier Software & Technology, Beaverton's first Enterprise Zone applicant in 2012, recently completed its 16,000 sq. ft. expansion that will lead to nine new jobs.
WOU's 2014-15 theatre and dance season announced (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 10/08/14
Western Oregon University 2014-15 theatre season poster
Western Oregon University 2014-15 theatre season poster
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This year Western Oregon University's Department of Theatre and Dance faculty have planned a season of stage entertainment featuring comedy, romance, dance, and even an original play. All productions will be in Rice Auditorium and tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $7 for students (season ticket options available until November 13). Tickets for each event go on sale at the Box Office two weeks prior to opening night and can be purchased by calling 503-838-8462.

"Death by Design," directed by Ted de Chatelet, is the first performance of the season. This is a comedy with songs and murder. Written by Rob Urbinati, the play is a mystery "mash up" of Noel Coward and Agatha Christie complete with a collection of unusual characters brought together by chance and all falling under suspicion when one is murdered. "Death by Design" performs November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee performance will be held November 16.

Jane Austen's beloved romance "Pride and Prejudice" will be directed by David Janoviak. Austen's book has been adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J. R. Sullivan and tells the story of the five eligible Bennet sisters wooing (and being wooed), and how the socially awkward Mr. Darcy proves to be a more interesting match for Elizabeth Bennet than first presumed. "Pride and Prejudice" will be presented February 26 through 28 and March 4 through 7 at 7:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee performance will be held on March 1.

The much anticipated annual Spring Dance Concert features choreography by students in WOU's dance program as well as by faculty members Deborah Jones, Sharon Oberst and Darryl Thomas. Each year the concert also features piece by a guest choreographer. The Dance Concert will be given nightly at 7:30 p.m. May 7 through 9.

The 2014-15 season will close with a new Devised Theatre production created under the direction of Michael Phillips, who led the creation of the devised production "Half a Block from Home" in spring 2013. The production, created and performed by students, will be presented May 27 through 30 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on May 30.

About WOU
Western Oregon University, founded in 1856, is the oldest public university in Oregon. The university has received national recognition for excellence for its focus on student learning and success by the Education Trust, US. News and World Report, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, National Association of Academic Advisors, and Parade Magazine. In 2010 WOU was recognized by the Education Trust as being the top university in America at eliminating the Latino graduation gap. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


Attached Media Files: Western Oregon University 2014-15 theatre season poster
Rest Area along Highway 18 to close temporarily for upgrades
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 10/08/14
Lincoln City, OR - Rest Areas on Highway 18 in the H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor near the junction with Highway 101 are set to close starting Oct. 13, 2014--weather permitting. Both North and South Rest Areas will close in order to complete a paving restoration project. The parking areas and restrooms will not be available during this closure.

Road and Driveway Company of Newport will repair and resurface degraded asphalt, replace concrete curbing, improve drainage systems, enhance ADA access and re-stripe the lots.

Funded by Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the estimated $171,000 project is set to be completed by Nov. 2, 2014.
Medicare annual enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 10/08/14
State SHIBA program offers free, unbiased help

Annual open enrollment for Medicare starts next week, and the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) section of the Oregon Insurance Division is available to help.

SHIBA is a statewide Medicare information and assistance program that is federally funded through an annual grant from the Administration for Community Living. SHIBA staff and more than 250 certified counselors serve many of Oregon's more than 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries to help them understand their Medicare benefits and enrollment options. Call 1-800-722-4134 (toll-free) for free, unbiased one-on-one assistance.

Annual enrollment runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Any Medicare Advantage (MA) or prescription drug plan (Part D) changes must be made between these dates so that coverage begins without interruption on Jan. 1, 2015.

"It is important to compare Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans every year," SHIBA spokeswoman Lisa Emerson said. "Plans change year to year, as do your individual health care needs. You could potentially save money by shopping for a new plan."

SHIBA counselors help beneficiaries compare plans and enroll by using the plan finder tool found online at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan. Beneficiaries and their families can also choose to use this tool to compare plans and enroll on their own.

Here are tips from SHIBA for comparing plans:

- Find your insurance cards: You may need your red, white, and blue Medicare card to review benefit details or enroll in a new plan. If you have a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan, you may also need that card.

- Update your list of prescription drugs: Check with your doctor to make sure you understand each prescription. Is a generic available? Can you eliminate any unneeded medications? Based on your list, do you have the right plan for you?

- Use the Medicare.gov plan finder: The plan finder uses your prescription list to compare prescription drug and Medicare Advantage health plans in your area. Not all companies cover the same drugs so it's important to have a complete list of your medications and dosages when using this tool.

- Contact your doctor, hospital, and pharmacy before making changes: Not all health and drug plans contract or work with the same providers. If you switch plans, make sure you understand which providers you can see for the best price.

- Apply for help with drug costs: If you have limited income and assets, you may qualify for extra help with prescription drug costs. SHIBA counselors can help you apply for this benefit through Social Security.

SHIBA also publishes an annual Medicare guide, which will be available soon.

More information:

SHIBA: To meet with a counselor, contact the toll-free SHIBA Helpline at 1-800-722-4134. You will be asked to enter your ZIP code to be connected to a program in your area. Visit www.oregonshiba.org to find a copy of the 2015 Oregon Guide to Medicare Health plans or to find a free Medicare 101 class in your area.

Medicare: As an alternative you may call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you understand your coverage options and enroll in a plan.

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance is part of the Insurance Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.
Gang prevention grant brings opportunity to at-risk youth in Gresham
City of Gresham - 10/08/14
GRESHAM, Ore. - Late-night basketball and gang intervention programs to boost youth education and employment are coming to the City of Gresham thanks to a state grant.

The $100,000 grant from the Oregon Youth Development Council will allow the City to launch early-intervention programs. They include:

* Basketball every Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at H.B. Lee Middle School, located at 1121 N.E. 172nd Ave. in Gresham's Rockwood neighborhood. Supervised games, with coaches and referees, will target at-risk Gresham middle and high school students. The program is a partnership with Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, which will organize and promote the sessions.
* An 18-week counseling and mentoring program designed to teach at-risk students communication skills, coping mechanisms and conflict management. The program is a partnership with the Portland alternative high school Rosemary Anderson High School and the Portland nonprofit Peace in Schools.
* A youth education and employment program, in partnership with SE Works, that features weekly meetings to help young people identify - and achieve - their career and education goals by creating a resume, earning a food handler's card, developing a career plan and either getting a job, staying in school, or enrolling in the Portland Community College Career Pathways Program.

"In Gresham, we have a strong law enforcement approach to gangs, and we are rapidly increasing our prevention and intervention efforts," Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis said. "To reduce gang violence in the future, we need to have a hard focus on law enforcement and an equally strong focus on prevention. As a community, we need to address the root causes of gang involvement, such as unemployment, the drop-out rate, and the hopelessness, anger and boredom felt by some urban teens."

The City has recently added a Gang Prevention Policy Advisor to its ranks, helping focus energy on grant opportunities such as this, and coordinating with regional law enforcement and prevention partners. In May, the City held a Gang Prevention and Enforcement Summit that brought together local leaders to outline a multi-agency approach to gang prevention and enforcement in Gresham. This past June, a countywide gang assessment was released, which provided a snapshot of gang activity, community perceptions, and service gaps affecting gang-involved youth. A copy of the assessment can be found at https://multco.us/file/34749/download

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PF&R Responds to a Vehicle into the Columbia (16600 NE Marine Dr.) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/08/14
Firefighters working on recovery
Firefighters working on recovery
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This Morning at 6:54 AM Portland Firefighters were called to the scene of a vehicle into the river along Marine Drive. Bystanders indicated that one man got out of the vehicle after it entered the water and began swimming to shore. The man reportedly stated that no one else was in the vehicle. The man was unable to make it to shore and is deceased.

Firefighters from PF&R and the Port of Portland arrived and began searching for the victim from shore and from fire boats. The victim was located approximately 12 feet from shore and was recovered by PF&R and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies. Portland Fire & Rescue crews have cleared the scene. Law enforcement agencies will be investigating.

Responding agencies included:
Portland Fire & Rescue
Port of Portland Fire
Multnomah County Sheriffs
Portland Police Bureau
AMR


Attached Media Files: Firefighters working on recovery , PF&R Boat and Mult. Co. Sheriffs Boat , Rope Rescue preparation, still very dark
Arrest of Mercedes Alvarado
Marion Co. Dist. Attorney's Office - 10/08/14
On October 7, 2014, an Indictment was filed in Marion County Circuit Court charging Mercedes Alvarado with Manslaughter in the Second Degree. Mercedes Alvarado, 25, is charged with recklessly causing the death of her daughter Aniya Zamora, who was three years old at the time of her death on April 19, 2013. Mercedes Alvarado was subsequently arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office on a warrant issued for that charge.

Manslaughter in the Second Degree is a Class B Felony and a Measure 11 offense that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 75 months in prison. The crime requires proof that the defendant recklessly caused the death of another human being.

Mercedes Alvarado is currently being held at the Marion County Jail with no bail and will appear for arraignment on October 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Marion County Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Highway, Salem.

The circumstances surrounding Aniya Zamora's death continue to be investigated by the Marion County Sheriff's Office and Grand Jury. Therefore, no additional comments will be issued by the Marion County District Attorney's Office. Any person with information concerning Aniya Zamora's death should contact Detective Matt Wilkinson at 503-566-6925.
Authorities in Vancouver, Washington, are seeking the assistance of the public in connection with an unsolved homicide dating to October 12, 1974. (Photo)
Clark Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/08/14
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The case involves the recovery the skeletal remains of two females in the Dole Valley area of Clark County. One of the victims has not been identified. Medical and other forensic experts believe the unidentified remains are those of a white female, age 17 to 23, estimated 5' 2" to 5' 5 ?1/2 " tall with long, dark brown hair which was thick and coarse and would have appeared wavy. Her teeth, particularly upper canines, were in poor condition.

In connection with the ongoing investigation, the Clark County Sheriff and the Clark County Medical Examiner are seeking information relating to Martha Marie Morrison, who disappeared in Portland, Oregon in September 1974. At the time of her disappearance, Martha was 17 years old and had recently traveled to Phoenix, Arizona and the Eugene-Springfield area of Lane County, Oregon. At the time of her disappearance, Martha was described as white, 5' 4" and weighing approximately 140 pounds, with long brown hair and hazel eyes.

Available background information indicates that Martha was raised in Lane County, where she attended public schools, including Jefferson Junior High School and Roosevelt High School. Her mother was deaf and Martha was skilled in sign language. She was also an accomplished guitarist and singer. She did tarot card readings. She had severe psoriasis which affected all of her body, except her face. She was placed in foster care at an early age and was reputed to be an occasional runaway. She attended the Corvallis Farm School for a brief period and may have run away from that facility. She has been described as a "free spirit" who engaged in recreational use of marijuana and amphetamine.

In 1973 or 1974, Martha lived in Phoenix where she attended Job Corps training. It is reported that she may have been employed at the Courthouse in Phoenix as part of her training. While in the Job Corps, she met a fellow student with whom she later travelled to Portland in mid-1974. He is described as a light skinned African American who was thin and taller than Martha.

The two are reported to have taken up residence in Portland, where he worked as a welder in the shipyards. Martha and her male friend visited Martha's mother around late August, 1974, before returning to Portland. Her male friend reported that she had left their apartment in September following an argument. She has not been seen or heard from since that time.

Anyone who may have known Martha or her male friend, or any of their associates, or who may have had contact with either of them is urged to contact:
Clark County Sheriff's Cold Case Unit.
Cold Case Tip Line: (360) 397-2036
Email: coldcase@clark.wa.gov

Mailing address: Clark County Sheriff's Cold Case Unit, P.O. Box 410, Vancouver, Washington 98666 or to call the


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Stranger Danger Alert: Suspect Grabs 13-Year-Old Girl in Northeast Portland - Victim Safe (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/07/14
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On Tuesday October 7, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Prescott Street on the report that a stranger grabbed a 13-year-old girl on the arm and told her he was going to take her home.

Several officers responded to the area and contacted the victim who told police that she was walking from one bus stop to another when the suspect yelled out to her something similar to, "Hey, come here!" The girl refused and told the man to leave her alone. The girl told officers that the suspect got out of his car, grabbed her arm, and told her that he was going to take her home. The girl kicked the man, ran away and called for help.

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

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, 5'8" tall, 125 pounds (very thin), balding, bushy gray or partially gray hair, stubble on his face, and bad teeth. The suspect is described as wearing a gray, stained t-shirt and gray pants. The suspect did not imply or display any weapons.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light blue, mid-90s four-door vehicle.

Detectives are in contact with the victim and are continuing the investigation.

No similar incidents of this nature have been reported to police.

Anyone seeing suspicious behavior consistent with this report is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at (503) 823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau WomenStrength, GirStrength and BoyStrength programs provide free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.

To learn more information about these programs, call (503) 823-0260 or visit http://www.portlandonline.com/police/womenstrength

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Vice Presidential Visit to Portland will Affect Traffic on Wednesday
Portland Police Bureau - 10/07/14
The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of traffic impacts due to a Wednesday October 8, 2014, visit by Vice President Joe Biden.

Traffic, including mass transit, will be affected from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. due to the Vice President's visit to Portland. Specifically, the area of the Oregon Convention Center will be affected during the middle of the day.

It's important to note that visitors attending events in the South side of the Oregon Convention Center will be able to access their events.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area of the Oregon Convention Center, park away from the area, use mass transit, and to exercise patience during the motorcades.

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Hosts Panel of Nationally Recognized Experts on Domestic/Sexual Violence Strangulation Cases
Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/07/14
NOTE: For our Sept. 9 press release announcing this training, click here:
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[Oregon City, OR] Recognizing the lethality and health impacts of strangulation crimes, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is hosting a training facilitated by the Strangulation Training Institute, a program of the San Diego-based Family Justice Center Alliance, on October 7 and 8, 2014 at the Providence Willamette Falls Community Education Center.

The training will be taught by a panel of three nationally recognized experts in strangulation cases in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault: Gael Strack, J.D., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the National Family Justice Center Alliance; Casey Gwinn, J.D., President of the National Family Justice Center Alliance; and Ralph J. Riviello, MD, MS, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

The training, designed for domestic violence service professionals, medical and health care providers and criminal justice professionals, will assist attendees in identifying, investigating and prosecuting domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation cases.

"Today, more than 10% of the women killed each year in this country are strangled, and the lack of external injuries and the lack of medical training for domestic violence professionals has minimized the focus on this type of violence," stated Gael Strack, CEO of the Family Justice Center Alliance.

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim's next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

"Strangling or choking is such a dangerous and often overlooked form of domestic and sexual violence," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "The better equipped law enforcement and first responders are, the more successful we will be in protecting victims of this egregious crime."

"Most domestic violence offenders who strangle their partners without killing them want the victim to know they can kill them so they will live with the knowledge of their partner's lethality day and night," stated Casey Gwinn, President of the National Family Justice Center Alliance. "But the abuser does not want to kill them or cause great bodily injury. Now, we can help hold these violent abusers accountable before they kill," said Gwinn.

Sheriff Craig Roberts would like to thank the following for their assistance in bringing this much needed training to Oregon: The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), the Clackamas County Criminal Justice Training Council, Lake Oswego Police Chief Don Johnson, and Providence Health & Services.

About A Safe Place Family Justice Center for Clackamas County:

A Safe Place Family Justice Center for Clackamas County ( http://www.clackamas.us/asafeplace/ ) is our community's collective response to adults and children impacted by family violence. Our mission is to provide hope and empower healing through a team of dedicated partners offering and continually improving an integrated and comprehensive range of services in a safe, warm, supportive and sustainable place. On-site partners include Abuse Recovery Ministries Services, Catholic Charities El Programa Hispano - Project UNICA, Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office - Victim Assistance Program, Clackamas Women's Services, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Los Ninos Cuentan and Oregon Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services.

About the Strangulation Training Institute:

The Strangulation Training Institute is a program of the Family Justice Center Alliance ( http://www.familyjusticecenter.com ). The Strangulation Training Institute is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide proactive basic and advanced strangulation training to domestic violence service providers, along with resource and support programs to increase education and current training tools to aid strangulation victims.

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Attached Media Files: Press release (PDF format) , PDF flyer: "Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases"
PF&R Responds to an SUV into a Building (2140 NE Columbia) (Photo)
Portland Fire & Rescue - 10/07/14
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This afternoon at 4:16 PM Portland Firefighters were called to the Les Schwab Tire Center at 2140 NE Columbia for a motor vehicle crash. When they arrived firefighters found that an SUV had crashed into the building. A customer who was reportedly sitting in the waiting room was struck and injured. The adult male was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and entered into the Trauma System.

Patients are entered into the trauma system when they have significant trauma related injuries or are involved in an incident that makes these injuries likely.


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Man Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car
Sherwood Police Department - 10/07/14
At about 1:15pm today, Sherwood Police were called to Massage Envy in Sherwood to check on the welfare of two unattended children in a minivan. When officers arrived they found medics from TVFR checking on the children, ages 5 & 6, who were in the van alone. Officers found the van parked in the sunlight and found the children hot and sweating. The children were tended to by TVFR medics and were OK.
The father of the children was inside getting a massage and told employees the children's mother was with them, even though she was not.

Officers took the children into protective custody until their mother was located and responded to the scene, at which point the children were released to their mother.

Sherwood Police arrested Mr. Khalid Albugami, age 35 of Portland, and charged him with two counts of Child Neglect in the second degree. He was lodged at the Washington County Jail.

Sherwood Police credit the employees for taking the appropriate action and calling 9-1-1, and reminds citizens that temperatures can reach dangerous levels inside a parked car. Police also want to remind parents that no matter the temperature, children under age 10 should never be left alone or unattended by an adult.
Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine exhibit to travel across state (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 10/07/14
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Portland, OR - Due to the overwhelming response to Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, the Oregon Historical Society has developed a traveling version of the exhibition to debut November 1, 2014 at the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. Adapted from the Portland-based museum exhibition, which was on display from June 6-September 20, the traveling version includes 12 colorful banners with photographs and text illustrating the history of the flourishing Oregon wine industry.

Two iPads with stands provide digital interactive experiences to complement the graphics. Visitors may scroll through and view wine-related objects dating back to the 19th century through a digitized artifact catalog. A virtual AVA map with touch screen capability gives wine enthusiasts the chance to explore the major winegrowing areas of Oregon and learn about typical wine varietals grown in each part of the state.

The exhibition will be available for rental in 2015 and is booking quickly. Please contact Lori Erickson, OHS Curator, at 503-306-5233 for rental inquiries, or visit http://ohs.org/exhibits/traveling-exhibits/clink/.


About Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine

Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders. This unique, engaging exhibition tells the stories of some of the individuals and institutions that propelled Oregon wine onto the national and international stage.

Clink! traces the history of Oregon wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative efforts to control alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of the wine industry in the 1960s and finally to what the future may bring for these thriving Oregon businesses.


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City Council Addresses Continually Barking Dogs and Approves Wastewater Outfall Pipe Repair
City of Wilsonville - 10/07/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- At the October 6, 2014, Wilsonville City Council meeting, the Council held a first reading and public hearing on Ordinance No. 749 and unanimously approved the ordinance adopting the amended Clackamas County Dog Control Ordinance; adoption of the ordinance provides law enforcement clear authority to address public complaints about a continually barking dog. The second reading of the ordinance is planned for the next City Council meeting on October 20.

On the Consent Agenda, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2490 amending the City's Design-Build-Operate agreement with CH2M Hill in order to approve a change order authorizing the contractor to patch a hole in the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe.

During the Communications portion of the meeting, the Council received a report on the findings of the 2014 Wilsonville Community Survey presented by Damema Mann of the National Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. The survey provides a statistically valid poll of residents' opinions about the community and services provided by local government. A copy of the full report and findings is available online at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/CommunitySurvey and covered in greater detail in a related press release.

Also during the communications portion of the meeting, the Council received a report regarding the new Wilsonville Leadership Academy--a City-initiated leadership training program for community members that is scheduled to begin in January 2015 and currently accepting applications at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/Academy.

Under Mayor's Business, the Mayor issued a proclamation declaring October as "Manufacturing Month" in honor of Wilsonville's manufacturing firms that employ over 4,000 employees and have a substantial impact on the regional economy.

During the worksession prior to the meeting, Council members heard a variety of reports. Staff and consultants provided an update on the Frog Pond Area Plan, including the development of three alternative concept plans that require community feedback. Staff presented an update on the South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART). The Council reviewed information on the proposed stormwater utility fee increase, including various rate scenarios and funding options that would restore the stormwater utility account's fund balance and provide funding to complete much needed stormwater projects in the City's Capital Improvement Plan. Staff presented the plan to restripe Town Center Loop East in the coming weeks into a three-lane road (two travel lanes and a center turn lane) with bike lanes between Wilsonville Road and Parkway Avenue. This project is identified as a critical bike route in the City's Transportation Master Plan and, when completed, will provide a safe bike route to a variety of public facilities such as City Hall, Murase Park, the Wilsonville Library as well as commercial areas in the Town Center area.

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Welfare check turns into death investigation
Hood River Police Dept. - 10/07/14
On October 6, 2014 at approximately 1641 hours, Officers from the Hood River Police Department responded to a residence to perform a welfare check. Friends and co-workers of the individual living at the Montello Avenue residence had not seen or heard from the individual for several days. Hood River resident, Cecilia Campuzano Ortiz age 23, was located inside the residence deceased. Cecilia Campuzano Ortiz cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

The cause of death will not be known until an autopsy is performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

The Mid-Columbia Major Crimes Team including members from the Oregon State Police, Hood River Police, Hood River County Sheriff's Office as well as The Hood River County District Attorney's Office all responded to this incident and are continuing with the ongoing investigation. The Oregon State Police Forensics team also responded and performed forensic evidence collection and documentation of the scene.

The Hood River Police Department is asking anyone with information related to this case contact Detective. Michael Martin (541) 387-5257



Sgt. Don Cheli
Hood River Police Department
(541)387-5256
Suspect Sketch Released in Michael Olson Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-39 (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/07/14
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The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a homicide that occurred in the Woodstock Neighborhood of Southeast Portland.

On Tuesday September 30, 2014, at 11:08 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Southeast 52nd Avenue.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 30-year-old Michael William Olson, deceased after suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

Homicide investigators believe Olson was killed in the course of a robbery.

An eyewitness described the suspect as possibly being a light-skinned African American or Hispanic male.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is being released to the public to aid in the investigation.

Homicide investigators are continuing to follow leads and believe there may be several people with information about the shooting.

Witnesses may contact the investigators directly or, to remain anonymous, they may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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

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

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

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

Investigators:
Det. Rico Beniga
(503) 823-0457
rico.beniga@portlandoregon.gov

Det. Mark Slater
(503) 823-9319
mark.slater@portlandoregon.gov

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Man Exercising his 'Open Carry' Right Robbed of Gun he was Carrying
Gresham Police Dept - 10/07/14
Gresham, Ore -A man who bought a handgun earlier in the day and was openly carrying it, was robbed of the gun by another man who had a gun of his own. The incident occurred October 4 at 2:10 a.m. in the 17200 block of NE Glisan.

William Coleman III,21, of Gresham was talking with his cousin in the area of 172nd and Glisan, while openly carrying his new purchase. He said a black man, about 19 to 23 years old, approached them and asked for a cigarette. The man eventually asked about the gun, then pulled a gun from his waistband and told the victim, "I like your gun. Give it to me." Coleman handed over his gun and the suspect left on foot eastbound.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, 19 to 23 years old, clean cut with a small patch of facial hair on his chin, short black wavy hair and "skinny." He was about six-feet one inch and was wearing grey sweatpants, a white t-shirt and flip-flops.

The weapon he used in the robbery was described as a possibly semi-automatic, black gun. The gun that was stolen is a black Walther brand, model P22. It is semi-automatic and .22LR-caliber.

Anybody who may have information on this case is asked to call the Gresham Police Tips line at 503.618.2719.
Minor Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday afternoon's minor injury commercial truck crash that occurred off the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass. The truck and load of lumber came to rest several hundred feet off the freeway down an embankment. Recovery of the vehicles and load is expected to take a couple days.

On October 7, 2014 at approximately 12:50 p.m., a 2010 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with lumber driven by MACEO BOSTON III, age 45, from Grants Pass, was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 70 going uphill when the driver lost control. The truck and trailer struck the metal guardrail, damaging several posts and sections of guardrail as it continued off the freeway and down an embankment. The truck and trailer continued several hundred feet before hitting a tree and stopping in a location not visible to passing traffic.

Another commercial truck driver made his way down to the crash scene and extinguished a small fire in the vehicle.

Personnel from Rural/Metro Fire Department and AMR Ambulance responded and helped BOSTON back to the freeway area. He was transported by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass with minor injuries.

Approximately 180 gallons of diesel spilled near the wreckage toward Rat Creek. A hazardous materials response team was being dispatched to handle the spill at the request of the trucking company, A&M Transport from Glendale, Oregon.

ODOT is handling incident scene management. OSP Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth is the lead investigator.

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Level III Sex Offender community notification
Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office - 10/07/14
We are releasing this attached document to the media as allowed by RCW 4.24.550. Mr. Garner is registered as a transient and as of today, October 7th 2014, Mr. Garner is compliant with his conditions to check in with our office once a week. He is not wanted at this time.


Attached Media Files: 2014-10/1503/78550/GARNER__SO_SPECIAL_COMM_NOTICE_100214.pdf
Update: Victim Name & Suspect Photo Released - Arrest Following Shooting near Merlin in Josephine County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/07/14
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One person is in custody and the victim is being treated at a hospital following Monday night's shooting near Merlin in Josephine County. Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, assisted by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office, is continuing the investigation. The victim's name and suspect's photograph are released in this update.

On October 6, 2014 at approximately 9:23 p.m., OSP troopers and local emergency responders were dispatched to a reported shooting at 535 Pleasant Valley Road north of Merlin. OSP troopers arrived and secured the scene so fire and medical personnel could approach to treat an adult male found outside the residence suffering a gunshot wound.

The 27-year old male victim identified as JOSHUA MORRISON was taken by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. The victim reportedly lives at the residence where the shooting occurred. According to the hospital, he is in stable condition.

Subsequent to the initial investigation, OSP arrested DAVID EDWARD MILLER, age 51, from Merlin. He was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Assault in the Third Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

The victim's girlfriend, HALEY JORDAN KIRBY, age 24, was arrested as a Fugitive from Justice based on an outstanding felony warrant out of Floyd County, Georgia, for Larceny.

No other information is being released at this time.

Miller photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Kirby photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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TVF&R's PIO pager is down.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 10/07/14
Please call 503.259.1407 or send a message from web https://www.cookpaging.com/webpaging/
Sorry for the inconvenience.
McMinnville Police make several drug arrests over weekend (Photo)
McMinnville Police Dept. - 10/07/14
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Over the weekend our officers have made the arrests and drug seizures listed below. These incidents are noteworthy because children were present in the same location as these drug activities.

One of these vehicle stops also involved several baggies of methamphetamine being tossed out of a vehicle in a residential neighborhood. The potential that this could have harmed curious children is significant. Thanks to the help of local residents, we believe we have recovered the drugs and removed the hazard. This is a good reminder for parents to warn children to be cautious of abandoned drugs (which can look like small baggies of sugar or candy) or drug paraphernalia (needles and other sharp objects).

Hwy 99W near Baker Creek Road:
On 10/04/14 at approx 2:55 p.m. McMinnville Police Units were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in a vehicle. While en-route to the disturbance an officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on it on North Hwy 99W near Baker Creek Road. The vehicle was occupied by two adults and a young child. The passenger in the vehicle, Jeremy Tarozzi, was taken into custody for an outstanding felony warrant for parole violation. Further investigation by officers located 9 ounces of marijuana and a quantity of methamphetamine in the vehicle. It was also learned that there was a valid restraining order prohibiting Tarozzi from being within 150 feet of the female driver of the vehicle.

Jeremy Tarozzi DOB 06/21/1983, of Carlton was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment on the following charges:
* Parole Violation (Warrant)
* Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
* Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
* Restraining Order Violation
* Endangering the Welfare of a Minor
His total Security Release Amount (SRA) was $60,000.00

NW 2nd Street and Fenton:
On 10/05/14 at approx 1015 p.m. a McMinnville Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on NW 2nd Street and Fenton after the vehicle was observed making several traffic violations. The driver of the vehicle was identified as John Billy Donnahoo who was operating the vehicle on a suspended license. Narcotics Detection K-9 Rubi and her handler Officer Peters responded to the scene to assist. Half an ounce of methamphetamine, cash, drug records and handgun ammunition were located in the vehicle or in the driver's possession. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Shane Hayes who is currently on probation through Yamhill County. Also located in the vehicle was an electrical stun device, commonly referred to as a taser that belonged to Hayes.

John Billy Donnahoo DOB 01/18/1974, of McMinnville was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment on the following charges:
* Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (commercial drug offense)
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Probation Violation
His total SRA was $500,000.00 for the controlled substance charges and no bail on the probation violation.

Shane Michael Hayes DOB 12/11/1970, of McMinnville was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment on the following charges:
* Probation Violation
* Felon in Possession of a Weapon (for the electrical stun device)
His SRA was $5,000.00 for the weapons charge and no bail on the probation violation.

1765 Tamarack Street, Apartment #4:
On 10/06/14 at approx 8:45 p.m. McMinnville Officers served a narcotics search warrant at 1765 Tamarack Street, Apartment #4. The warrant was served based on information gathered by officers from the vehicle stop in which John Billy Donnahoo and Shane Hayes were arrested.
The female renter of the apartment, Amanda Sauceda (AKA Mckesson) and her 1 year old daughter were the only occupants of the apartment when the search warrant was served. During a search of the residence, officers located a quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash. While police officers were on scene Matthew Burford arrived at the residence and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. DHS-Child Protective Services was contacted and responded to the scene and took Sauceda's 1 year old daughter into protective custody.

Amanda Sauceda DOB 03/30/1983, of McMinnville was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment on the following charges:
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Endangering the Welfare of a Minor
Her SRA was $12,500.

Matthew Buford DOB 02/23/1985, of McMinnville was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail pending arraignment on the following charges:
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
His SRA was $7,500.00

Anyone with questions or further information about these arrested individuals or these incidents is asked to call McMinnville Police Department at 503-434-7307.


Attached Media Files: Burford , Sauceda , Hayes , Donnahoo , Tarozzi
BGHS Teacher Helped Write the Book that Trains Students in Automotive Life Skills (Photo)
Battle Ground Sch. Dist. - 10/07/14
Students in Automotive Technology at Battle Ground High School used a web-based program for exams and to watch demonstration videos
Students in Automotive Technology at Battle Ground High School used a web-based program for exams and to watch demonstration videos
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The thought that Ed Heim puts into teaching the Automotive Technology classes at Battle Ground High School reflects his broad swath of industry experience. The BGHS teacher, who has been teaching Automotive Technology at BGHS for 13 years, literally wrote the book on the subject. Heim is a co-author of the textbook he uses in his classroom, called "Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice," which was published in 2014 and includes about 15 chapters that he penned.

In Heim's classes, students gain life skills in preparation for careers and education beyond high school. Students get hands-on experience in automotive care, maintenance, and repair using the very same equipment as businesses that provide automotive services. Battle Ground High School's Automotive Technology courses are part of the district's Career and Technical Education program, which provides students an opportunity to learn employability and leadership skills.

The successes that have come out of Heim's classes are many. Last year alone, four students in his program received job offers before commencement ceremonies.

Automotive Technology is divided into three classes: In Auto I, students learn basic automobile care and maintenance. Auto II builds on the basic fundamentals learned in Auto I by focusing on repair procedures to such automotive systems as brakes, engines, electrical, steering, and suspension. Auto III students explore some of the highest levels of diagnostic procedures using state-of-the-art equipment and learn about engine performance and how to rebuild engines. Some students work on special projects and participate in internships.

The textbook that Heim co-authored is used in automotive technology courses around the world and has a companion program that incorporates videos and web-based quizzes and exams. The tome is much more modern than anything else available on the subject, he said. Heim uses the videos, for example, to create interactive presentations in the classroom. And the book covers subjects like modern electronics that are used in vehicles, as well as the scanners and diagnostics equipment used to troubleshoot problems with the electronics.

But nothing can replace the experience students get from working on real vehicles. "We are excited to get donated cars," Heim said. "We usually get a couple a year. It really works out great for the students who get real-life experience working on these donated vehicles." The BGHS Automotive Technology program has received three donated vehicles so far this year. Students in all the classes will work on donated vehicles, depending on whether they need brakes or engine repairs or even just an oil change. "We use them as teaching aids for several years, and when we're finished we can auction them off and use the money in our program," Heim said. The money from auctioned vehicles often pays for the parts necessary to repair them and then could be used to buy equipment for the program.

About Mr. Heim: Before joining the teaching staff at Battle Ground High School 13 years ago, Ed Heim worked on the front lines of automotive technology. For more than two decades he owned a local automotive and machine shop with 14 employees. Before that he taught classes for four years at Clackamas Community College. Heim served in the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne Rangers.


Attached Media Files: Students in Automotive Technology at Battle Ground High School used a web-based program for exams and to watch demonstration videos , Ed Heim with students in the Automotive Technology program at Battle Ground High School , Ed Heim
News Conference Supplemental Information
Portland Police Bureau - 10/07/14
The Portland Police Bureau is releasing items from today's news conference regarding the retirement of Chief Michael Reese and the appointment of Chief Larry O'Dea. This includes remarks made by both Chief Reese and Chief O'Dea, as well as Chief O'Dea's bio. The video of Chief Reese below was shared with the members of the Portland Police Bureau this morning.

http://youtu.be/FwQ0VXzY5tc


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Free Shredding Event
Beaverton Police Dept. - 10/07/14
The Beaverton Police Department will be offering an opportunity for you to safely recycle documents containing personal information on Saturday, October 11, 2014. This event will be held at Tektronix 13975 SW Karl Braun Dr. Beaverton, Oregon from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Identity theft and fraud crimes continue to be of great concern for all of us. The City of Beaverton would like to help you avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud, by keeping your personal information away from the hands of identity thieves. One of the methods identity thieves use to steal your information is combing through recycling and garbage for sensitive information that has been thrown away.

For this reason, the Beaverton Police Department recommends and encourages citizens to use a shredder (preferably cross-cut) for sensitive documents, such as credit card statements, financial statements, pre-approved credit card offers, old IRS tax forms, bank checks, household bills, and other documents that may contain sensitive information.

Cintas Document Management will be on site with two commercial-sized shredding trucks for this event. Items no larger than staples and paper clips may be attached to the papers. Because of the popularity of this event each vehicle will only be allowed TWO BANKER STYLE BOXES.

This event is not for business documents. It is for personal documents only that contain personal information that if thrown out could lead to identity theft.

Service will be on a first come, first served basis and limited to the capacity of the commercial-sized shredding trucks from Cintas. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause should the capacity be reached.

Participants are encouraged to donate canned food to the Oregon Food Bank at the shredding event. We cannot accept any cash donation for the Oregon Food Bank.
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Attached Media Files: Press Release
Chief Mike Reese to Announce Retirement at Noon News Conference - Larry O'Dea Named Successor (Photo)
Portland Police Bureau - 10/07/14
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Today, Tuesday October 7, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., Chief Mike Reese will announce his retirement from the Portland Police Bureau after more than four years as Chief of Police.

Mayor Charlie Hales will introduce Larry O'Dea as the next Chief of Police. Chief O'Dea is currently the Assistant Chief of Operations in the Portland Police Bureau.

The 12:00 p.m. news conference will be held in the Justice Center Wayne Sullivan Room on the 14th Floor, 1111 Southwest 2nd Avenue.

Mayor Hales, Chief Reese and Chief O'Dea are all expected to speak briefly at the news conference.

Media are encouraged to attend.

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Head outdoors and enjoy fall color in Oregon (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 10/07/14
Fall color in Springfield, OR
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Whether you're a nature lover, photographer, or just love outdoor life, right now - as the days shorten and nights grow cooler - is a great time to take in the beauty of Oregon's fall colors. Hiking in a park, along a trail, taking a walk through your neighborhood or enjoying your favorite college campus are all good opportunities to appreciate the color of the leaves of red alder, dogwood, vine maple and other trees as they catch our eye with their brilliant hues.

Good places to experience fall color
Fortunately, during these times of resource conservation and high gas prices, you don't need to travel far to find places to enjoy fall color. Great fall color can often be found close to home, both in city parks or arboretums. If you're in the neighborhood, plan a visit to one of these destinations.

Silverton
In Silverton, the Oregon Garden is a grand showcase for thousands of plants in more than twenty specialty gardens. The Oregon Garden also boasts water features, wetlands, a conifer garden, and the 400 year-old Signature Oak.

Corvallis
Oregon State University's campus in Corvallis features fall beauty around every corner this month. There are some 5,000 trees on campus, and some 20 to 50 new trees are planted each year. The OSU Campus Tree Tour application for your phone or tablet is also available to download at the Apple App Store.

Portland
In the Portland area, try Hoyt Arboretum to check out its diverse collection of more than 8,000 trees and plants from around the world. This park-like setting includes some 187 acres with 21 trails covering 12 miles. Located just two miles from downtown Portland, it's a great place to take kids. The breathtaking Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, northeast of Portland, is also an excellent place to take in the beauty of the season's colors.

Eugene / Springfield
If you live in the Eugene-Springfield area, take a walk through the University of Oregon campus where both native and non-native trees are showing off fall color. Or, take a hike at Lane County's 209-acre Mount Pisgah Arboretum bordering the coast fork of the Willamette River; it's located east of I-5 and just south of Eugene. If you've never been there before, their annual "Mushroom Festival" on Sunday, October 26th, might be just the time to get acquainted.

Ashland
You say you live near Ashland? Ashland's 93-acre Lithia Park located near the downtown area is the perfect place to experience fall color splendor. The one-mile Woodland Trail, part of a 100-acre National Historic Site, offers much to photograph in a beautiful wooded setting.

What causes leaves to change color?
This time of year often prompts both kids and adults to ask: "why do leaves change color, anyway?"

"The leaves of deciduous trees change color each fall due to a combination of environmental factors," explains Paul Ries, an urban forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry. "During summer months, a leaf is green because the tree is making chlorophyll through the process of photosynthesis." Ries says that as day length wanes in the fall and temperatures cool, photosynthesis begins to shut down, revealing "the natural color pigments of the leaves" - what we know as fall colors.

A series of dry days combined with cool nighttime temperatures is ideal to creating beautiful fall color, so each season is a bit unique from the next. And, although abundant fall rain and wind can shorten the fall color period, Oregon is lucky as it usually has a long fall color viewing period.

Thinking about planting a tree this fall?
The autumn months - after leaf drop - is a great time to plant a new tree. Keeping in mind that red maple is over-planted in most cities, you might consider Paperbark maple for its brilliant, shiny scarlet leaves. For small to medium areas, take a look at Persian Parrotia which features purple, yellow, orange, and sometimes even red leaves on the same tree at the same time. If you have a large yard or garden, Tulip tree or Scarlet oak make a great addition to the landscape.

Fall is an excellent time to look at fall color in retail tree nurseries, so if you're looking for a colorful tree to plant, try visiting your local nursery.

When planting a new tree, make sure roots are covered but don't plant your tree too deeply; instead, set it slightly above the level of the surrounding soil to allow for settling and increased soil drainage. Do add a few inches of mulch around the base of your new tree, keeping a couple of inches of space between the mulch and the bark of the tree. Water deeply.

Help a neighbor in need
While everybody loves fall color, many people do not enjoy the fall leaf drop. If there are seniors or others in your neighborhood needing a hand, get in touch and see if they can use some help raking leaves.

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Attached Media Files: Fall color in Springfield, OR
Gresham students caravan with a cop for International Walk and Bike to School Day
City of Gresham - 10/07/14
MEDIA ADVISORY

GRESHAM, Ore. - Media representatives can capture students from Dexter McCarty Middle School as they ride bikes to school with Gresham Police Officer James Leake and Dexter McCarty teacher Michael Mann on Wed., Oct. 8.

The "bike train" will depart at 9:30 a.m. from Main City Park at the Springwater Trail spur.

The ride celebrates International Walk and Bike to School Day, with more than 4,000 events planned in the U.S. to promote the health, environmental and community benefits of walking and biking to school. In Oregon, 222 events are planned to mark the day, according to Oregon's Walk +Bike program, walknbike.org, a partnership between the Safe Routes to Schools National Partnership, a public-private partnership that promotes safe walking and biking to school, and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, the Oregon pro-cycling nonprofit.

At the Gresham event, media can shoot footage of the nearly one mile, 10-minute ride, and interview City of Gresham transportation staff, City of Gresham police officers, Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick, as well as educators and biking advocates.

Gresham's events are sponsored by the City of Gresham Transportation Department, greshamoregon.gov/transportation; Metro, oregonmetro.gov; and Safe Routes to Schools, saferoutespartnership.org.

Along with the Dexter McCarty ride, Gordon Russell Middle School in Gresham will provide students with safe route tips, giveaways and refreshments.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 8
Time: 9:30 a.m. ride start, 9:15 a.m. meet-up
Place: Main City Park, Springwater Trail Spur, 219 S. Main Ave., Gresham

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Update #3: Vehicle Photo Added - Citizen's Tip Leads OSP to Arrest Driver Involved in October 4 Critical Injury Hit & Run Crash - Highway 62 in White City (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/07/14
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A tip provided to the Oregon State Police (OSP) helped lead to the arrest of the driver involved in an early Saturday morning pedestrian-involved serious injury hit & run crash on Highway 62 in White City. The involved vehicle was also located and seized pending the ongoing investigation.

On October 6, 2014, OSP received a citizen's tip that led troopers to a White City-area business parking lot where a black 1997 Dodge Ram pickup with fresh body damage was parked. The pickup had damage to the right front marker light, right front bumper and passenger side mirror. Troopers identified the vehicle's owner as GEORGE V. PRAUSS, age 34, from White City, and contacted him at his place of employment.

Subsequent to the ongoing investigation, OSP arrested PRAUSS and lodged him in the Jackson County Jail for Felony Hit & Run, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

His arrest is related to an incident on October 4, 2014 at approximately 3:15 a.m., when an adult male identified as CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH THOMPSON, age 41, was struck by an unknown vehicle on Highway 62 near milepost 7 in front of the White City Goodwill store. THOMPSON was found critically injured, lying in the right turn lane in front of the store's entrance. He was transported by Mercy Flights to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment.

OSP issued news releases to local media requesting the public's help to identify the vehicle and driver. OSP thanks the media and public's help related to this investigation.

No other information to be released at this time. Additional charge(s) may be pending.

Photographs
Prauss photo - Jackson County Sheriff's Office
Vehicle photo - Oregon State Police

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Wilsonville Residents Give High Marks to City Services and Quality of Community
City of Wilsonville - 10/07/14
WILSONVILLE, OR -- Findings from the recently completed National Citizen Survey(TM) (NCS) of Wilsonville were presented at the October 6 meeting of the Wilsonville City Council by Damema Mann, Senior Project Manager of the NCS at National Research Center in Boulder, CO. The 2014 survey for Wilsonville was the second conducted for the community and compared current results with a prior survey conducted in 2012 and with survey results from over 500 communities across the U.S.

In commenting on the survey results, Mann said, "Just like in 2012, Wilsonville residents continue to rate the quality of life and overall satisfaction with City government services among the highest we have seen throughout the nation. In addition, when we compare the 2014 survey results to the 2012 results, we even see improvement in many categories over the past two years." Mann continued, "Residents are also very favorable about the community as a place to live, work and do business and the overall appearance and quality of life."

Mayor Tim Knapp observed that, "These new survey results confirm that the City is headed in the right direction as our community develops, and Wilsonville seeks to provide top-quality services to residents and businesses. We still have a lot of work to do to ensure that our community grows in a responsible manner that retains our high quality of life and level of City services that community members currently enjoy."

City Manager Bryan Cosgrove said, "The survey is a valuable tool for allowing City officials to gauge public opinion and guide policy. The results allow us to hear the voices of our community and to assess the direction we are headed," Cosgrove said.

Highlights from the 2014 survey include:

* At least 4 in 5 respondents gave excellent or good ratings to all aspects of Safety and Natural Environment.

* Regarding the Economy, aspects higher than the national benchmark were: overall economic health of Wilsonville, vibrant commercial areas, employment opportunities and Wilsonville as a place to work.

* At least 9 in 10 respondents reported that they had recycled at home, purchased goods or services in Wilsonville, visited a City park and participated in physical activity.

* Other features of the community that received ratings higher than other communities in the nation were the overall feeling of safety in Wilsonville, paths and walking trails, ease of walking, travel by bicycle, travel by public transportation, overall natural environment, cleanliness of Wilsonville, overall built environment, public places and K-12 education.

When questioned about "How well does the government of Wilsonville meet the needs and expectations of its residents," 86% of respondents gave excellent or good ratings to the overall quality of City services. In total, respondents evaluated over 30 individual services and amenities available in Wilsonville. Other Governance-related features of the survey include:

* About 7 in 10 respondents gave positive ratings to the value of services for taxes paid, the overall direction of Wilsonville, welcoming citizen involvement, confidence in City government, acting in the best interest of Wilsonville, being honest and treating all residents fairly.

* About 4 in 5 respondents gave excellent or good ratings to the overall customer service provided by City employees.

Most of the City's ratings were similar to the national benchmark; however 12 were higher and none were lower:

* All aspects of Governance received ratings of excellent or good by a majority of respondents. Ratings for street repair, street cleaning, sidewalk maintenance, traffic signal timing, drinking water and sewer services all increased from 2012 to 2014.

* Ratings that were higher than the national benchmark included: street repair, street cleaning, street lighting, sidewalk maintenance, bus or transit services, drinking water, natural areas preservation, storm drainage, code enforcement, City parks and public libraries.

Overall, ratings in Wilsonville for 2014 generally remained stable. Of the 84 items for which comparisons were available from the 2012 survey, 61 items were rated similarly in 2012 and 2014; four items showed a decrease in ratings and 19 showed an increase in ratings. Notable trends over time included the following:

* Several of the ratings that increased from 2012 to 2014 were in the facet of Mobility. Ratings increased for traffic flow, travel by car, travel by bicycle, street repair, street cleaning, sidewalk maintenance and traffic signal timing. No Mobility ratings decreased from 2012 to 2014.

* While ratings decreased for shopping opportunities, ratings increased for employment opportunities in Wilsonville from 2012 to 2014.

* Within the area of governance, several City services received higher ratings in 2014 compared to 2012. In addition to the Mobility items, ratings increased for drinking water, sewer services, value of services for taxes paid and the job Wilsonville does at welcoming citizen involvement.

* When looking at the issue of citizen participation, more residents in 2014 reported having used Wilsonville recreation centers.

* In terms of community Participation, about 7 in 10 respondents gave excellent or good ratings to the sense of community in Wilsonville. This rating was similar to the national benchmark and remained stable from 2012 to 2014. At least 4 in 5 respondents indicated that they were likely to recommend living in Wilsonville and remain in Wilsonville.

A full copy of the survey is available at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/CommunitySurvey.

BACKGROUND

The National Citizen Survey(TM) (NCS) is a collaborative effort between National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The NCS was developed by NRC to provide a statistically valid survey of resident opinions about community and services provided by local government. The NCS focuses on a series of community characteristics and local government services, as well as issues of public trust. Resident behaviors related to civic engagement in the community also are measured in the survey.

The NCS captures residents' opinions within the three pillars of a community (Community Characteristics, Governance and Participation) across eight central facets of community (Safety, Mobility, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Economy, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment and Community Engagement).

The NCS report for Wilsonville discusses trends over time, comparing the 2014 ratings for the City to the previous survey results in 2012. The report also provides comparisons for Wilsonville's ratings to national benchmark standards.

Participating households are selected at random and the household member who responds is selected without bias. Multiple mailings give each household more than one chance to participate with self-addressed and postage-paid envelopes. Results are statistically weighted to reflect the proper demographic composition of the entire community. A total of 351 completed surveys were obtained, providing an overall response rate of 29%. Typically, response rates obtained on citizen surveys range from 25% to 40%. The margin of error for survey results is plus or minus five percentage points.
Board of Directors Meeting - Monday, October 13, 6:30 PM, District Board Room
Jefferson Sch. Dist. - 10/07/14
The meeting agenda is posted under "SCHOOL BOARD & DISTRICT" at www.jefferson.k12.or.us. Items for the agenda can be suggested to the board secretary at karen.wusstig@jefferson.k12.or.us by the Monday before the meeting. Audience time is provided at each meeting for community input on agenda items. Audience members addressing the board will be asked to sign in. Except for during executive sessions, meetings are open to the public. Currently, no executive session is planned for this meeting.


Attached Media Files: October Agenda , September Minutes
UPDATE***FOUND**** Tigard Police Asking Public's Help To Find Missing 14 year-old Boy (Photo)
Tigard Police - 10/07/14
Tyrei Burke
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Today at approximately 8:45.m., Tigard Police received a tip from a citizen stating that the reported missing 14 year-old boy, Tyrei Burke,is currently inside the Fred Meyer store in Tualatin. Tigard Police immediately relayed the information to the Tualatin Police who sent an officer to a location inside the store where the boy was spotted. A Tualatin officer detained the boy until a Tigard officer arrived.

Tigard Police currently have the child in protective custody and also making arrangements to transfer him back to the group home where he resides.

Tigard Police would like to thank everyone for their help in the safe return of Tyrei.





Tigard Police is asking the public to help locate a missing 14 year-old boy who ran from a supervised outing in Tigard. The boy, Tyrei Burke, was on an escorted field trip Sunday heading for an event in Portland. The group had made a stop on their way at the Tigard Red Robin Restaurant located at Washington Square Mall. Tyrei was with several other boys that together reside in a group home in the Salem area. Tyrei is presently under custody of the State. After being reprimanded for a behavioral issue while inside the restaurant, Tyrei ran from the restaurant and last seen heading towards the mall. He was not located inside the mall after a search conducted by security personnel.

Tigard Police is asking anyone who may have seen Tyrei to contact police dispatch at 503-629-0111. There isn't any indication that the boy may be in harm however he is unfamiliar with the area and public transportation. Tyrei has intellectual challenges amongst other conditions.

A photo taken during the outing on Sunday is provided. He was last seen wearing: skinny jeans, blue Nike athletic shoes, leather jacket with a light grey and red striped polo shirt. He is also described as 6'0" tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.


Attached Media Files: Tyrei Burke
Commercial Truck Crash Partially Blocking Eastbound Interstate 84 west of Arlington (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 10/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday morning's rollover commercial truck crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 about twelve miles west of Arlington. As a precaution, the truck driver was taken to an area hospital for a medical evaluation and one lane is open while ODOT is on scene coordinating vehicle removal and guardrail damage assessment.

On October 7, 2014 at approximately 5:10 a.m., a 1997 Peterbilt truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with potatoes was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 126. According to the driver he swerved to miss several deer that were on the road and lost control. The truck and trailer crashed into the guardrail on the right shoulder and overturned, spilling the load onto the shoulder.

The truck and trailer came to rest on the guardrail partially blocking the right eastbound lane. The driver appeared not injured but was taken to an area hospital for a medical evalaluation. His name is not available for this release.

Approximately 230 feet of guardrail was damaged.

No injured or dead deer were found in the area. OSP and ODOT urge all travelers to be alert for wildlife on or near our roads, especially in October and November which are the two busiest months for vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this crash is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Assistance to OSP at the scene provided by Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, local emergency responders and ODOT. Trooper Zach Bohince is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Portland Parks & Recreation Opens City's First Permanent Nature Playground at Westmoreland Park (Photo)
Portland Parks & Recreation - 10/07/14
Quinn Wojtanik, 8, balances on a log at the new Westmoreland Park Nature Play area.
Quinn Wojtanik, 8, balances on a log at the new Westmoreland Park Nature Play area.
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(UPDATED with correct link for info on the grand re-opening festival on 10/25
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/505279

(Portland, OR) -

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s first-ever permanent nature-based play area is now open at Westmoreland Park, SE McLoughlin Blvd and SE Bybee Blvd. The Westmoreland natural play area is the first such permanent playscape across the PP&R system and features play elements made of logs and boulders, sand & water play, plants, hills, and opportunities for building with "loose parts" such as branches, sticks, pinecones and more.

A recent US Army Corps of Engineers project (in conjunction with the Bureau of Environmental Serves and PP&R) restored Crystal Springs Creek to its natural flow through Westmoreland Park. This project meant that Westmoreland Park's aging playground had to be moved away from the restored floodplain to a more desirable location on higher ground. The equipment was outdated and needed to be replaced. Community input showed a strong enthusiasm for the idea of nature play.

"This is a unique and wonderful project to encourage children to play creatively and connect with nature," says Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "The new Westmoreland play area is a site where people of all ages can spend much-needed time outdoors, and enjoy unstructured play, away from apps and TV screens, to provide valuable and hands-on educational and social experiences. This special place is sure to create treasured memories."

A celebration of the renovated park, the restoration of Crystal Springs Creek, and the return of salmon to the city will be held on Saturday, October 25, from 11am-4pm. Please see this link
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/505279

for more info on that day's program, which will include a Native American blessing, tours of the rejuvenated park, games, crafts, and inter-tribal activities. The event will be free and open to all.

The new, nature-based playscape is a pilot project for Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s Nature-Based Play Initiative, with a goal of creating settings in developed parks that encourage creative play and interaction with nature and natural materials. PP&R continues to explore the concept of nature play, a movement that is building support in the public, with educators and with parents. A natural play environment connects children and families with nature. Natural materials increase environmental awareness and appreciation.

"Portland Parks & Recreation's mission includes stewardship of the environment," notes PP&R Director Mike Abbaté. "And we hope that Westmoreland's new play area inspires connection to the environment and environmental stewardship. Children are innately fascinated by nature. We are proud to offer a natural play area that creates opportunities for children to explore, discover, take challenges and risks, and learn. These are the types of play which are essential to healthy development."

Westmoreland Park's Natural Play Area features include:
Creek Mound - a concrete stream channel with willow tunnels, water pumps, mazes where children can manipulate the water's flow, and a large sand play area.
Forest Mound - features logs tilted at varying inclines for climbing and adventure, a hill slide build on a natural embankment, and boulder scrambles.
Mountain Mound - made of natural boulders and logs featuring varying degrees of difficulty, for climbing, balancing and unstructured play.
Log Climbers - log segment sculptures for climbing; this feature calls to mind tree climbing.
Creative Building - building frames for creative play with "loose parts", such as branches, pinecones, etc., for building forts, tents, etc.
Crystal Springs Interpretive Markers - inspired by the recently restored namesake creek that runs through the park. Basalt column stones are engraved with poetic phrases, telling the story of Crystal Springs.
Enchanted Forest - a grove of Giant Sequoia trees serves as the centerpiece of an area for free and imaginative play.
Grassy picnic area - grassy mounds for sitting and picnicking
Park benches - log benches and standard park benches.
Split rail fencing - low fencing to help keep y