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Mon. 01/23/17
Roseburg Police K9 Finds elderly female with dementia!
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/23/17 3:18 PM
An elderly female with dementia who lives in the 2500 block of NW Edenbower was reported missing by her neighbor. There was increased concern for the female's well-being due to the cold, rainy weather. Roseburg Police K9 Iago was deployed to assist with locating her. K9 Iago located the female nearby, curled up on the ground between two cars. The female was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance for medical issues due to her exposure to the weather, and later released.
Free series open to cancer survivors
Salem Health - 01/23/17 1:38 PM
The Salem Health Cancer Institute and NorthWest Senior & Disability Services will offer a free series to help cancer survivors lead active and fulfilling lives, starting Feb. 1.

Thriving and Surviving Cancer, a six-week course developed at Stanford University, is open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis who has completed their first series of treatments. Classes are led by two experts; one of whom is either a cancer survivor, or has been a caregiver of a survivor.

Leaders are NWSDS's health educator Lavinia Goto, RN, and dietitian Roberta Lippert.

Participants receive the book Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition, and the relaxation CD Relaxation for Mind and Body. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support builds confidence in living a healthier life.

The series does not conflict with existing programs or treatments. It enhances regular treatment because participants develop skills to manage their health.

WHEN: Wednesdays, Feb. 1 through March 8, from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m., including a light meal.

WHERE: Salem Health, Building A, 939 Oak St. SE, 7th floor conference room. Park in visitor structure.

LEARN HOW TO:
Make decisions about treatment and complementary therapies
Exercise appropriately to regain and maintain endurance and flexibility
Handle frustration, fatigue, pain, isolation, poor sleep and living with uncertainty
Communicate well with family, friends and health professionals
Eat for nutrition
Set priorities and foster supportive relationships

Space is limited; call Elaine to register at 503-967-1834 or email health.promotion@nwsds.org.

ABOUT NWSDS:
NorthWest Senior & Disability Services is a local intergovernmental agency serving seniors and people with disabilities in Clatsop, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties. Contact them at 1-866-206-4799 or information.nwsds@nwsds.org.

ABOUT SALEM HEALTH:
Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- serves Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It includes hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit salemhealth.org; "Like" us on facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at youtube.com/salemhealth.
Marine Board's Legislative Bills Address Safety, Protecting Waterways
Oregon Marine Board - 01/23/17 12:33 PM
The Oregon State Marine Board is bringing forward two bills during the 2017 Legislative session that are the culmination of more than four years of work with external advisors to address the needs of nonmotorized boaters and loopholes in the aquatic invasive species prevention permit program.

House Bill 2320, establishes a nonmotorized boating program and a dedicated fund that provides grants to assist public agencies with the purchase, construction, renovation expansion or development of nonmotorized boating facilities. The program helps fund contracts for marine patrols in areas with significant nonmotorized use and helps pay for the removal of obstructions that are deemed a hazard to navigation. The program sets minimum standards for voluntary boating safety courses as well as provide grants and incentives to partners to carry out voluntary education.

The bill defines "nonmotorized craft," as an object, not propelled by machinery or defined as a boat, capable of supporting a person in the water. Inner tubes, air mattress and other pool toys are not designed for use on rivers and streams, cannot maneuver away from dangers, puncture easily and can quickly be swept away if the operator falls out. This bill requires life jacket wear as defined by the Board in rule, for people in "nonmotorized craft" on all rivers and streams but is not required on lakes, reservoirs or designated swim areas.
Failure to wear a life jacket on these craft could lead to a maximum $30 fine. Since "nonmotorized craft" are not boats, operators would not be required to purchase a nonmotorized AIS permit. The bill does not change the current life jacket requirements on boats (kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards).

House Bill 2321 expands regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species and removes the exemption from the AIS permit for boats under 10 feet. The bill requires boaters to drain standing water after a boat is removed from a waterbody and before the boat is transported away from the boat launch, by opening all drain plugs, bailers, valves or other devices used to control draining water from ballast tanks, bilges, livewells and motorwells. The penalty for failure to comply is a Class D violation with a presumptive fine of $30 for nonmotorized boats and $50 fine for motorized boats.

This bill requires a person transporting a boat to return to an inspection station if stopped by law enforcement for bypassing a mandatory inspection station, provided the station is open and within five miles of the location of the stop. Failure to return to the inspection station is a Class C misdemeanor, with a maximum $1,250 fine.

Under both bills, a boater would be required to purchase and carry a single permit with the fees being split into two dedicated accounts. The permit would remain transferrable to other paddlecraft and would be required for boaters 14 years old and older. House Bill 2320 proposes the following fees:

$5 weekly permit ($4 would go into a non-motorized boating fund, and $1 would go into the AIS fund);
$17 for an annual permit ($12 into a non-motorized fund and $5 into the AIS fund),
$30 for a two year permit ($20 into a non-motorized fund and $10 into the AIS fund), and;
Fees would be established at a reduced rate for livery operators.

HB 2320 was the result of the agency's 2011-2016 strategic planning process, and evolved into an external advisory committee comprised of nonmotorized boaters, livery owners, and marine law enforcement with careful consideration with the ultimate goal of improved access, education and safety while reducing conflict.

HB 2321 was the result of work with the Oregon Invasive Species Council and feedback from law enforcement officers regarding enforcement of the AIS inspection laws.
To view the agency's one-page bill summaries, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Agency-Bills-for-2017.aspx.
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Public Health Advisory Board Accountability Metrics Subcommittee meets January 26 by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 01/23/17 10:53 AM
January 23, 2017

What: A public meeting of the Accountability Metrics Subcommittee of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Approve December meeting minutes; review and provide feedback on draft proposal for developing accountability metrics; plan for subcommittee meetings in 2017

When: Thursday, January 26, 10-11 a.m. A 10-minute public comment period is scheduled at 10:50 a.m.; comments may be limited to three minutes.

Where: By webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5839128403240375555; interested persons also may join by conference call line at 888-251-2909, access code 8975738#.

Oregon's Public Health Advisory Board provides guidance for Oregon's governmental public health system and oversees the implementation of public health modernization and Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. The Accountability Metrics Subcommittee develops recommendations about public health quality measures for the board's consideration.

Program contact: Sara Beaudrault, 971-673-0432, sara.beaudrault@state.or.us

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Three Arrested Following K9 Grim Deployment (Photo)
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/23/17 10:29 AM
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On Friday, January 20, 2017, at approximately 7:00 pm, deputies went to a residence in the 100-block of Stella Court to follow up on complaints of possible drug activity. When deputies arrived at the home, a male identified as 31 year old Ryan Weber of Roseburg, fled into the residence. Weber had four valid warrants for his arrest.

Inside of the residence, deputies located several individuals, but did not immediately locate Weber. Fresh footprints in the mud were located outside of the home which led to the crawl space. K9 Grim was deployed and located a female hiding under the home. The female was identified as 26 year old Catey Parr of Roseburg. She surrendered and was taken into custody on two outstanding arrest warrants. K9 Grim continued searching under the residence and eventually located Weber. After refusing to comply with orders from deputies, K9 Grim made a biting capture. Weber was taken into custody without further incident. He later received treatment for minor injuries.

Another male at the residence, 30 year old Dillon Johnson of Dillard, was taken into custody on a Parole Violation.

All three were transported to the Douglas County Jail where they were lodged.


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Oregon/Washington Study Finds Link Between Pre-term Birth and Surgery to Remove Pre-cancerous Cervical Lesions
Kaiser Permanente Northwest - 01/23/17 10:27 AM
Women who had the procedure and had at least one centimeter of their cervix removed had twice the risk of delivering their babies early compared to women who didn't have the procedure. The risk was three times higher for women who had their babies within a year after the surgical procedure.

The study, published this month in PLOS ONE, included over 5,000 women who gave birth over a 12-year period. Authors say women may be able to reduce the risk of early delivery if they wait a while to get pregnant after the surgery.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 3 million women in the United States will have an unclear or abnormal pap test each year.

Many of them will go on to have a diagnostic colposcopy and biopsy to determine if they have pre-cancerous lesions on their cervix.

If these lesions are found, the women may have a LEEP procedure or another similar surgery to remove the cells so they don't progress to cervical cancer.

Please let me know if you'd like to interview authors Sheila Weinmann , PhD, MPH, or Allison Naleway, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.
Western Oregon University Theatre Department to stage two comedies during winter term (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 01/23/17 9:50 AM
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MONMOUTH, Ore. -- Western Oregon University's Theatre Department will present two comedic plays during winter term: "All in the Timing" by David Ives and "Shakespeare in Hollywood" by Ken Ludwig.

"All in the Timing" comprises six one-act plays that revolve around the concepts of wordplay, interpersonal relations and existential reflection. The play had its off-Broadway premiere in 1993 and has been performed countless times since. The WOU presentation will be produced as if in a comedy club with six "comedians" playing all the roles in the plays.

"The plays all deal with the humor that results from coincidental events in life and odd intersections of people and events," said director Kent Neely. "We see three chimps given typewriters and told to write 'Hamlet.' Then there's the creation of a "universal language" that can solve humanity's difficulties. And we see what happened to Trotsky after an ice axe was smashed in the back of his head."

WOU's performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 through 11 in the Studio Theater of Rice Auditorium on campus. A matinee will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 11. The Feb. 10 presentation will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Tickets cost $14 for adults, $8 for students, and $10 for seniors and WOU faculty and staff.

"Shakespeare in Hollywood" imagines the comedy that would ensue if fairies Oberon and Puck from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" were transported to a troubled 1930s production of the film. Add in gossip columnists, starlets and censorship crusaders, and the scene becomes a hilarious mix of outrageous characters and situations.

"The play is a wild farce that is sure to please fans of Shakespeare, Hollywood and comedy," said director Ted DeChatelet. "It will be an evening of mischief, mayhem and laughter."

The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 2 to 4 and March 8 to 11 in Rice Auditorium. A matinee will be at 2 p.m. March 5. The March 3 and March 10 performances will include ASL interpretation.

Box office hours are 12:30-4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on performance nights. The phone number is 503-838-8462.

About Western Oregon University
Western Oregon University, 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. WOU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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***Driver Identified*** Eugene Woman Killed In Single Vehicle Crash On Highway 126 - Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/23/17 9:47 AM
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The driver of the Lexus was identified as Dawn M COMPTON, age 38, of Eugene. No further information available at this time.

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Previous Release:
On January 22, 2017 at about 7:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 126 near milepost 29 (west of Walton). Upon emergency crews arriving on scene they found an adult female deceased.

The investigation revealed a 2002 Lexus sedan was traveling eastbound on Highway 126 when it left the roadway while negotiating a left hand curve. The vehicle drove on the shoulder until it sideswiped a tree, continued traveling, striking a second tree. The driver, a 38 year old female from Eugene, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Lane Fire. The eastbound lane of Highway 126 was closed for about three hours. Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor in the death. Seatbelt usage is also being investigated. The name of the driver and photographs will be released once next of kin has had sufficient time to notify further family members.

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Every Child and DHS Unite to Recruit More Foster Families Statewide
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/23/17 9:42 AM
SALEM, OR., Right now, nearly 8,000 Oregon children are in foster care, and communities lack the needed number of foster homes to ensure children are placed with the most strategic family for their safety and well-being. However, in the midst of our current shortage of foster homes, there is fresh reason for hope and celebration.

With the goal of mobilizing an unprecedented number of foster families across the state, Portland Leadership Foundation (PLF), in partnership with the Department of Human Services (DHS), is proud to launch a statewide initiative called Every Child (www.everychildoregon.org).

Every Child is a public/private community mobilization effort to encourage community members to love, care for, and support vulnerable children and families in partnership with DHS. Every Child is designed to scale the unprecedented success of the Embrace Oregon (www.embraceoregon.org) model that brought nearly 250 new foster parent inquiries and 197 volunteers to DHS over the last two years in the tri-county area.

Every Child first launched in Jackson, Josephine and Lane County in mid-2016. We are now celebrating expansion to Marion, Polk and Yamhill County with the goal of expanding to all 36 Oregon counties in the next five years. Please join us for our launch event in Salem.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Marion County Child Welfare Office
4600 25th St. NE, Salem, OR 97305
9 am to 11 am

Every Child staff, foster parents and DHS leadership will be providing DHS staff, lawmakers and community members with information about the statewide initiative, share success stories, goals and projected outcomes. We believe DHS is only as strong as the community that comes alongside it. Most Oregonians are not aware of DHS' day-to-day efforts on behalf of children and families. We are confident more Oregonians will want to be a part of the solution and those of us with Every Child want to share the possibilities. Not everyone can become a foster parent, but we can all do something to care for our community's children and families. Every Child needs you.


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Getting a smart start on your tax return
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 01/23/17 9:31 AM
SALEM, Ore.--Tax season kicks off today, and you may be wondering how to make this time of year less daunting. Fortunately, there are several things you can do.

Mark your calendar for Tax Day 2017: April 18.

The usual tax-filing deadline of April 15 falls on a weekday in 2017, but holidays observed by the IRS in the District of Columbia mean the federal filing deadline is April 18. Filing later in the season, especially if it's on or near the deadline when many other returns are received, means your return will take longer to process and your refund may take longer. So don't procrastinate.

File now, if you have all needed documents.

Both the IRS and Oregon Department of Revenue process returns in the order they're received, so filing your return as soon as you're ready will put you closer to the head of the line for refunds. But, wait until you have all of the tax documentation that you need. Filing your return without a W-2 or other required document makes it more likely your return will need manual review. That means it will take longer to process than if you waited and submitted a complete return. Whether it's now or later, e-filing and asking for direct deposit is the quickest path to getting your refund.

Review your preparation and filing options.

Revenue's website identifies several providers of free online tax preparation software and e-filing services for taxpayers who meet the vendor's eligibility requirements. All Oregon residents qualify for free e-filing through Oregon FreeFile, but Oregon FreeFile doesn't help prepare your return. You can learn more about all your options by looking for approved vendors at www.oregon.gov/dor/e-filing. Make sure you start your return from Revenue's website to ensure free filing.

Look for free tax assistance in your community.

AARP's Tax-Aide program and Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Oregon offer free, in-person assistance to taxpayers at sites across the state. They can help with both preparing your return and e-filing it. For more information about their services and service locations, look for "free tax preparation" at www.oregon.gov/dor/e-filing.

Make sure your tax preparer is properly licensed.

If you plan to have someone prepare your tax returns for you, make sure that person is properly licensed. In Oregon, anyone getting paid to prepare and file tax returns must have an active tax preparer or certified public accountant (CPA) license. Visit these websites to find out if the person you want to hire has an active license:
The Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners for tax preparers: www.oregon.gov/obtp. 
The Oregon Board of Accountancy for Oregon CPAs: www.oregon.gov/boa.
For out-of-state CPAs: www.cpaverify.org.
You can report unlicensed tax preparers to the Board of Tax Practitioners.

Contacting the Department of Revenue

You can visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get forms, check the status of your refund, or make payments. You can call (503) 378-4988 or (800) 356-4222 (toll-free) or email questions.dor@oregon.gov for additional assistance. For TTY for hearing- or speech-impaired, call (800) 886-7204. During peak calling times, you may experience an extended wait.
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Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation announces scholarship opportunities
Oregon Farm Bureau - 01/22/17 1:18 PM
The Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education is pleased to announce that applications are available for two scholarship programs for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year.

> Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) Memorial Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors planning to attend an institution of higher learning; current full-time college students with a high school diploma; and Oregon home school graduates with some college coursework completed.

Applicants must be majoring in a field of study related to agriculture or forestry -- or be the child or grandchild of a current Voting member of Farm Bureau in Oregon.

"The goal of the OFB Memorial Scholarship program is to support students that will have a positive impact on production agriculture and other agriculture-related fields," said Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education Scholarship Coordinator Andréa Kuenzi.

Ten to 12 OFB Memorial Scholarships will be awarded.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. The application is available at www.oregonfb.org/scholarships.

> The Oregon Farm Bureau Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial, of $1,000 is available to one new or continuing full-time student at an institution of higher learning.

Students can be pursuing any major, but must come from a family that has an Associate (non-farm) membership with Farm Bureau in Oregon and has insurance from COUNTRY Financial.

"The goal of the Oregon Farm Bureau Associate Member Scholarship, funded by COUNTRY Financial, is to help future community and business leaders obtain a baccalaureate education with the aim of strengthening understanding, cooperation, and mutual respect among rural, urban, and suburban Oregonians", said Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education Scholarship Coordinator Andréa Kuenzi.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. The application is available at www.oregonfb.org/scholarships.

Contact Andréa Kuenzi, Scholarship Coordinator, at andrea@oregonfb.org

About the Foundation: The Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization formed to support, provide, and encourage education, training, and study in the field of agriculture. This foundation offers educational opportunities and research in subjects that relate to or benefit Oregon agriculture and farmers, such as the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program, the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship Program, and the Summer Ag Institute.

About Oregon Farm Bureau: Oregon Farm Bureau is Oregon's largest agricultural advocacy organization. Founded as a statewide, grassroots membership organization in 1932 and with county roots dating to 1919, Oregon Farm Bureau today represents almost 9,000 Oregon farm and ranch families.

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Second landslide occurs on OR 36 near Triangle Lake (Photo)
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OR 36 Mapleton-Junction City Highway will remain closed just west of Triangle Lake as a second landslide is now blocking the roadway about 1000 feet from the first. The first occurred Wednesday at mp 24.5 and involved about 1200 yards of materials, while the second is at mp 25.2. Crews have removed most of the debris from the first slide and expect to complete that cleanup today. The second landslide is estimated to be at least twice the size of the first. Travelers are advised to take alternate routes and plan for an extended closure.


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Vancouver Man Killed In Interstate 205 Crash - Clackamas County
Oregon State Police - 01/22/17 9:43 AM
On January 21, 2017 at about 4AM, emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian that was struck on Interstate 205 near milepost 2 (Stafford Area). Upon emergency crews arriving on scene they discovered the adult male pedestrian was deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Freightliner towing a box trailer was traveling northbound on Interstate 205 in the center lane of the available three lanes when he observed a person run onto the highway. The driver, Robert R BARNCORD, age 40, of Salem, was unable to avoid colliding with the pedestrian. The pedestrian, Kevin J HIDALGO, age 26, of Vancouver, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initial investigation indicated HIDALGO was crossing the highway from the inside shoulder and directly in front of the truck. Clackamas County Crash Reconstruction Team assisted with the investigation. Interstate 205 (northbound) was closed for four hours while the investigation was conducted. More information will be released when it becomes available.
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon Marks the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: "We refuse to let extreme politicians take us backwards"
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon - 01/22/17 9:27 AM
Today marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision handed down on January 22, 1973. The case challenged a Texas statute making it a crime to perform an abortion unless a woman's life was at stake, and has come to be known as the case that legalized abortion nationwide in the United States. The anniversary comes as millions of people turned out to march across the country to show their support for health, rights, and full equality of all -- including access to safe and legal abortion. Women, men and young people turned out by the thousands across Oregon yesterday to demonstrate their support for women to have full autonomy of their bodies and their reproductive choices. Americans are sending a clear message to politicians that they do not want further restrictions on abortion access.

At the time the decision was handed down, abortion was illegal in nearly all states except to save a woman's life or for limited reasons such instances of rape, incest, or fetal anomaly.
Roe rendered these laws unconstitutional and set a legal precedent that affected more than 30 subsequent Supreme Court cases involving restrictions on access to safe, legal abortion.

"We refuse to let extreme politicians take us backwards," said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "The majority of Americans believe abortion should remain safe and legal.  This is one of the reasons people across the country came out to march this weekend: to show support for the health, rights, and full equality of all people, including access to abortion.  

"At Planned Parenthood, we believe in the right of all people to make their own personal medical decisions about pregnancy, without political interference. We are proud to provide expert, high quality care -- including abortion -- and to ensure that patients receive accurate information about all of their pregnancy options.  At Planned Parenthood, we trust women to make their own, fully informed health care decisions."

Planned Parenthood has seen the devastating consequences for women in states like Texas
 where politicians have restricted access to abortion. Women have been forced to travel hundreds of miles, cross state lines, and wait weeks to get an abortion, if they can at all.
These restrictions often have a disproportionate impact on communities of color, who already face systemic barriers in accessing quality health care.

"In Oregon, we often feel a false sense of security that we are safe in our rights to access abortion care, even with the current administration, but the threat is real and we must stand up for access to abortion here and across our country." said Lisa Gardner, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon. "We refuse to allow politicians to take us backwards. For more than 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that under Roe v. Wade, the Constitution protects every person's right to make their own personal medical decisions about their bodies."

At 100 years old, Planned Parenthood remains committed to our mission of building a world
where all people have access to the health care and education they need and all people have control of their bodies and can determine their own destinies. The work of our compassionate and highly skilled health center staff makes this possible, and ensures that the communities we serve get the best care possible, every day -- no matter what.
Sat. 01/21/17
Arrest Made In Death Of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg Nearly A Decade Later (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/21/17 12:34 PM
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On January 20, 2017, it was learned that Alfredo De JESUS ASCENCIO, age 29, was arrested in the Mexican state of Puebla on an arrest warrant for the death of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg and another man in June of 2007.

On June 16, 2007 Deputy Fredinburg was enroute to an emergency call southbound on Highway 99E north of Gervais when his patrol car was struck head-on by a northbound vehicle driven by Alfredo De JESUS ASCENCIO. Deputy Fredinburg's patrol car caught fire and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deputy Fredinburg joined the Marion County Sheriff's Office in August 2006 after working the previous six years for the Polk County Sheriff's Office. He was 33 years old when he died.

De JESUS ASCENCIO, who was 20 years of age at the time of the crash, was treated for critical injuries at a Portland-area hospital. De JESUS ASCENCIO had two passengers one of which died the next day at a Portland area hospital. He was identified as nineteen year old Oscar ASCENCIO AMAYA.

Oregon State Police investigated the crash and received an indictment on August 3rd, 2007 for two counts of Criminally Negligent Homicide on De JESUS ASCENCIO. It was learned he fled the US to Mexico to avoid prosecution around the time of the indictment.

De JESUS ASCENCIO was believed to be hiding in Mexico and there was no chance of him being returned to the US due to the limitations in the extradition treaty. In 2010 Oregon prosecutors sought an Article 4 prosecution which allows certain crimes committed in the US to be prosecuted by the Mexican judicial system.

In 2010, OSP investigators traveled to Mexico and filed the Article 4 paperwork in front of the Procurador General de la República (PGR), which is the equivalent of the Attorney General's Office in the US, and presented them with all police reports translated into Spanish. The case went to a Mexican federal judge for review. In 2011, OSP learned that the judge had approved the Article 4 paperwork and a warrant was issue for De JESUS ASCENCIO's arrest. Since that time, OSP, the Marion County District Attorney's Office, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and FBI have collaborated in efforts in locating De JESUS ASCENCIO.

Interpol, in coordination with FBI agents working in Mexico and in Salem, determined De JESUS ASCENCIO's location. On January 20, 2017, Interpol confirmed the arrest to the FBI. He is currently being held in custody while the Article 4 process continues.

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers commented today saying, "It has been nearly 10 years since the tragic loss of Deputy Kelly Fredinburg. While no one has ever given up hope that the individual responsible for this tragedy would be apprehended, it has been an emotional, trying and difficult journey to reach this point. I would like to thank the Marion County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police for their tenacity with this investigation. I also express my heartfelt condolences to the Fredinburg family, as this capture may bring relief, but also a renewed sense of loss. My sincere hope is for justice and healing as this case proceeds ahead."

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


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Coos Bay Woman Killed In Highway 101 Crash - Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/21/17 6:50 AM
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On January 20, 2017 at about 6PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 101 near milepost 241 (just south of Coos Bay). Emergency personnel crews arrived on scene and found an adult female deceased.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1996 Honda Accord attempted to cross Highway 101 from Millington Frontage Rd near milepost 241. The Honda was struck by a 1992 Chevrolet pickup that had been traveling southbound on Highway 101. The driver of the Honda, Kelly J SMITH, a 55 year old female from Coos Bay, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, Ronald L RANDOLPH, a 57 year old male from Myrtle Point, was taken to Bay Area Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 101 was reduced to one lane, both northbound and southbound, while the investigation was conducted. OSP was assisted by Millington Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information to be released at this time.


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Fri. 01/20/17
Landslide cleanup begins on OR 36
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 01/20/17 5:38 PM
Cleanup began today to remove landslide debris on OR 36 Mapleton Junction City Highway three miles west of Triangle Lake. After further assessment, the estimate of trees, rocks and dirt on the roadway was raised to 1200 yards. Crews will work through the weekend until the roadway is clear and the slope determine to be stable. There is no estimated time for reopening.
Housing Stability Council - SPECIAL MEETING
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 01/20/17 5:08 PM
AGENDA
1:00 Special Meeting Called to Order - Roll Call
1:01 Public Comment Session
1:30 Executive Session - Discussion of documented information relating to Low Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program transactions currently in the OHCS pipeline as background for understanding the potential impact of and future consideration of options for responding to changes in LIHTC pricing.
2:45 Public Meeting resumes
3:00 Meeting Adjourned

Notice of Special Meeting:
The Oregon Housing Stability Council will hold a special meeting at 1:00 pm on January 27, 2017 at 725 Summer Street, NE, Room 237, Salem, Oregon. The meeting will focus on documented information relating to Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program transactions currently in the OHCS pipeline as background for understanding the potential impact of and future consideration of options for responding to changes in LIHTC pricing.

Notice of Executive Session:
The Oregon Housing Stability Council will hold an executive session at 1:30 pm on January 27, 2017 at 725 Summer Street, NE, Room 1A, Salem, Oregon. During the session, the Council will consider information or records that are exempt from disclosure by law as background for a future discussion on how the Council and the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department (OHCS) can best respond to changes in LIHTC pricing. The executive session is being held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f).

An agenda and informational materials are attached. The Council invites public comment relating to the attached agenda and informational materials, including options for responding to changes in LIHTC pricing. Written public comments will be accepted through 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 25, 2017 and may be sent via electronic mail to kris.j.klemm@oregon.gov. In addition, and as reflected in the attached agenda, the Special Meeting will commence with a public comment period of up to 30 minutes for members of the public wishing to provide public comment in person. Individual in-person public comment time may be limited.


Attached Media Files: 2017-01/1810/101128/012717_HSC_Meeting-Material-Packet.pdf
Lane Education Service District Board of Directors Meeting January 24, 2017
Lane ESD - 01/20/17 3:14 PM
The Lane Education Service District Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. A work session is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.

Agenda materials are available on the Lane Education Service District website at www.lesd.k12.or.us.
ODF Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committees will meet Jan. 25 in Springfield
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/20/17 2:07 PM
Release date: January 20, 2017

Contact:
Bobbi Doan, Public Affairs Specialist, bobbi.j.doan@oregon.gov, 503-945-7506
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief Private Forests Division, kyle.abraham@oregon.gov, 503-945-7473


The Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committees will meet Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management Springfield office, located at 3106 Pierce Parkway.

Regional Forest Practices Committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practices Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Members are qualified by education or experience in natural resource management. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practices Committees members must be private forest landowners, timber owners or authorized representatives who regularly engage in forest operations.

Agenda items include the Eastern Oregon/Siskiyou Region Streamside Protections Review and Bald Eagle rule language. Other items on the agenda are:
Updates on the Oregon Department of Forestry's budget reduction planning, the make-up of the Board of Forestry, and the 2017 Legislative Session
An overview of the Specified Resource Site review

Members of the public may attend the meeting and an opportunity for public comment will be provided. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7248.
Oregon's forests are among one of the state's most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.
Find the meeting agenda and learn more about ODF's Regional Forest Practices Committees here.

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Bobbi Doan | Public Affairs Specialist
Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem Campus
Office: (503) 945-7506
Cell: (503) 507-4481
Bobbi.j.doan@oregon.gov
Marijuana tax collection numbers updated
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 01/20/17 1:56 PM
SALEM, Ore.--As of December 31, 2016, the Department of Revenue has received $60.2 million in marijuana tax payments since the state began taxing recreational marijuana in January 2016. Additional marijuana tax data is available at www.oregon.gov/dor/stats.

For more information about state and local recreational marijuana taxes, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/marijuana or contact the Department of Revenue's Marijuana Tax Program by phone at (503) 947-2597 or email at marijuanatax.dor@oregon.gov. For questions about licensing for recreational marijuana retailers, visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's (OLCC) website at www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana.
Be alert for landslides in Coos County
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 01/20/17 10:57 AM
COOS COUNTY, Ore. - The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch through Friday for the Coquille River at Coquille in Coos County.

Track this flood watche here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

"Heavy rain can trigger landslides," says Ali Ryan Hansen, communications director for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). "Be aware of potential landslide hazards during this weather event."

Avoiding areas where landslides are more likely to occur is an important safety action. DOGAMI's interactive SLIDO map offers a look at landslide hazards, and is a useful tool for identifying areas that are susceptible to landslides. The map is online at: www.oregongeology.org/slido

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.
Oregon businesses invited to take a 'Safety Break' May 10
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/20/17 9:23 AM
(Salem) -- May 10 is a day to come together and reflect on and talk about why workplace safety and health matter in our lives. It's a day to put safety into action and to renew our commitment to preventing on-the-job injury, illness, and death.

Employers across Oregon are invited to participate in Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 10, event aimed at raising awareness and promoting the value of safety and health in shielding workers from harm. Now in its 14th year, Safety Break encourages employers to bolster workplace safety and health with training, award recognition gatherings, or other creative activities.

Oregon OSHA coordinates Safety Break, which is voluntary for employers. Businesses and other employers can decide what activities are most beneficial to their workforce.

"This stand-down provides an opportunity for employers and their workers to pause and remember the high value they should place on safety and health while on the job," said Michael Wood, Oregon OSHA administrator. "It's an opportunity to celebrate past successes and to review the reasons behind those successes. It's also a time to reflect on current challenges and to look to the future with a renewed commitment to identifying and eliminating hazards."

Safety Break encourages employees and managers to work together to identify safety and health concerns. The result of this cooperation can lead to fewer injuries and reduced workers' compensation costs for employers.

Companies that participate will be entered to win one of three $100 checks, to be used for a luncheon of their choice, when they sign up online by Friday, May 5: http://osha.oregon.gov/safetybreak/Pages/signup.aspx. The prizes will be given to participating companies as part of a random drawing. The Oregon SHARP Alliance is sponsoring the contest.

For more information, ideas on how to host an event, or to download graphics, visit the Safety Break for Oregon website at http://osha.oregon.gov/safetybreak/Pages/index.aspx.


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

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, go to www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.
Oregon Home Care Commission to meet Feb. 2 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/20/17 9:19 AM
Salem, Oregon -- The Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m., at 676 Church Street NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes public testimony; reports from the Governor's Commission on Senior Services, Oregon Disabilities Commission, Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities, DHS Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) program, community advisory councils and coordinated care organizations; provider time capture project, quarterly APD update, OHCC Legislative Committee bill reports; brainstorming session/future agenda topics and staff reports.

There will be a working lunch, followed by workforce development update and Executive Director's report. The full agenda is attached. The agenda is subject to change.
A call-in number is available for people unable to attend in person: 888-278-0296, dial access code 7999724#.

The commission meets on the first Thursday of every month.

The Oregon Home Care Commission welcomes visitors to its meetings. People who need any type of accommodation due to a disability should contact Joanna Gould at 503-378-4984 or joanna.m.gould@state.or.us 48 hours prior to the meeting.

About the Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC)
OHCC ensures high quality homecare services for seniors and people with physical, intellectual/developmental and mental health disabilities. The Commission defines qualifications, manages a statewide registry and trains homecare workers (HCWs) and personal support workers (PSWs). OHCC serves as the employer of record for purposes of collective bargaining for HCWs and PSWs receiving service payments from public funds. Learn more about OHCC at http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/seniors-disabilities/hcc and "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OregonHomeCareCommission.


Attached Media Files: February agenda
Thu. 01/19/17
Red Cross Assists Six After Eugene Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 01/19/17 9:16 PM
Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family fire disaster on Thursday January 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm in 400 block of Wilkes Drive, Eugene, Oregon. This fire affected three adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Two-Deer Poaching Case in the Wolf Creek area - Lane County
Oregon State Police - 01/19/17 6:22 PM
On October 26, 2016, a Lane County Sheriff Deputy stopped a pickup truck being operated by Hunter Dillen JOHNSON, age 19, of Noti, Oregon. The Deputy discovered the carcasses of a Black-tailed deer doe and a Black-tailed deer spike in the bed of the pickup. JOHNSON produced a hunting license and tag issued to another person. The Deputy called the Oregon State Police to investigate.

Trooper Todd Cutsforth, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife, responded to investigate. The investigation revealed that JOHNSON had shot and killed both deer that date, one with a .22 caliber rimfire rifle. JOHNSON had already filled his valid tag earlier in the season and had no right to be hunting additional deer.

On January 18, 2017, JOHNSON plead guilty to five charges: Unlawful Borrowing of Deer Tag, Unlawful Taking of Black-tailed Deer Doe without Valid Tag, Unlawful Taking of Black-tailed Deer Doe (Exceeding Bag Limit), Unlawful Taking of Black-tailed Deer Spike without Valid Tag, and Unlawful Taking of Black-tailed Deer Spike (Prohibited Method-Rimfire Rifle).

JOHNSON was sentenced to three years court probation, a three-year suspension of all hunting privileges, four days in the Lane County Jail with a recommendation it be served on the Road Crew, $2,000 restitution to the State of Oregon for the taking of the deer, and a special condition of probation that he not participate in any hunting excursions during the period of probation.

Oregon State Police donated the seized deer to a local church in the Florence area for dispersal to families in need. Additionally, OSP seized two rifles in JOHNSON's possession which were ordered forfeited to OSP.

By law, wildlife is the property of the State of Oregon. No person shall angle for, take, hunt, trap or possess, or assist another in angling for, taking, hunting, trapping or possessing any wildlife in violation of the wildlife laws and established rules.


Information on the TIP Reward Program:

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program is sponsored by the Oregon Hunters Association. Rewards are paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, and/or game birds.

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

In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.

Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters
Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.
$100 Game Fish
$100 Upland Birds
$200 Habitat
$250 Deer, Bear, Antelope, and Cougar
$500 Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose, and Mountain Goat

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Hosts "Reaching for the Stars: A Special Day for Exceptional People."
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - 01/19/17 4:32 PM
McMinnville, Ore.-- On Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10 am -- 3 pm, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum will dedicate a full day of activities to serve people of all ages with special needs. Each activity offered will be tailored to accommodate every visitor, whether participants have a developmental disability or physical handicap.

Reaching for the Stars activities include hands-on workshops, exploration tables, paper helicopters and much more. Additionally, Star Wars-costumed representatives from Cloud City Garrison will appear in support of the event and pose for photos with museum visitors.

"Even after seven years of hosting this event, it is an event that I look forward to as it embodies our mission and the passion of our educational team. On Saturday the 28th we will have more hands-on activities and educators on site to enhance museum experience, it is not to be missed," said Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Executive Director Brandon Roben.

Reaching for the Stars begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 3:00 p.m., with check-in the beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Aviation Museum. The event costs $5 per participant for admission to the Aviation & Space Museum. A Movie at the 3D Digital Theater is also $5 per participant.

For more information or to register, please contact the Museum Education Department at 503.687.2423 or e-mail education@evergreenmuseum.org. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128.

About the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum:
The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is best known as the home of the world's largest wooden flying boat, the "Spruce Goose," the SR-71 "Blackbird," and the Titan II SLV Missile. In addition, there are more than 200 historic aircraft, spacecraft, and exhibits on display, along with artwork and traveling exhibits. The Museum values its educational partnerships, which include the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, the Oregon Space Consortium and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.


The Museum facility is located at 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, across the highway from the McMinnville Airport and about three miles southeast of McMinnville, Ore., on Highway 18. The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular visitor admission is required. Call 503-434-4180 or visit www.evergreenmuseum.org for more information.
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9-1-1 Operators to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy / DPSST
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/19/17 3:56 PM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 102nd Basic Telecommunications Class.

The two-week course includes emergency call handling techniques, stress management, civil liability, ethics, criminal law, overview of fire-rescue and law enforcement operations, and a number of other topics. Upon completion of the course, students will return to their employing agency to continue their training for a number of months with a field training officer.

The 9-1-1 training program began in 1993 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly enacted legislation which requires that individuals who receive emergency calls for assistance from the public meet professional standards for training and certification. There are approximately 950 men and women across the state who work in this profession in city, county, tribal, regional, and state public safety communications centers.

Basic Telecommunications #BT102 Graduation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. Telephone: 503-378-2100. The guest speaker is Director Steve Watson of the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District.

DPSST would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Telecommunications #BT102 on their successful completion of basic training.

The graduating students appreciate the family, friends and guests who make graduation an appropriate conclusion to their basic training at the Oregon Public Safety Academy.

Reception immediately following.

Members of Basic Telecommunications Class #102

Dispatcher Stephen Akins
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Trainee Elizabeth Alexa
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Communication Specialist Nichole Ault
Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District

Telecommunicator Lisa Bauman
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Adelaide Blanchard
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Joella Blomstrom
Toledo Police Department

Dispatcher Susan Brazeau
Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety

Telecommunicator 2 Arin Clements
Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Sue Darger
Brookings Police Department

Communications Specialist 1 Kahla Davis
Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Nathaniel Durham
Oregon State Police

Telecommunicator Jason Fojaco
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Communications Specialist Hannah Francis
Coos County Sheriff's Office

Telecommunicator Renae Frey-Koenig
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries

Dispatcher Joshua Gibbons
Sweet Home Police Department

Communications Specialist 1 Hunter Gunderson
Central Lane Communications Center

Communications Officer Lander Haasken
Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Dispatcher Jacob Houck
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Telecommunicator 2 Ryan Lesly
Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Michelle Little
Bureau of Emergency Communications
Communications Officer 1 Stacy Manning
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Officer Andrew Martin
John Day Police Department

Dispatcher Cassandra McCrea
Toledo Police Department

Communications Officer Mallory Morrison
Brookings Police Department

Communications Specialist Wojciech Piatek
Central Lane Communications Center

Dispatcher Erica Psaltis
Prineville Police Department

Public Communications Officer Lacey Schaff
Prineville Police Department

Telecommunicator Terry Scott
Willamette Valley Communications Center

Dispatcher Trainee Maliena Slaymaker
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Dispatcher Trainee Amanda Thomas
Bureau of Emergency Communications

Telecommunicator 2 Andrew Tuttle
Oregon State Police

Dispatcher Trainee Daniel Weisenburg
Bureau of Emergency Communications

## Background Information on the BPSST and DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Stocking stuffer leads to $4.2 million Megabucks jackpot
Oregon Lottery - 01/19/17 3:00 PM
Jan. 19, 2017 - Salem, Ore. -- On a whim, a Salem couple used their winnings from Scratch-it tickets they received for Christmas to buy a Megabucks ticket. Thanks to that spur of the moment purchase Susan Gasperini and Chris Erion won the $4.2 million Oregon's Game Megabucks jackpot.

Gasperini and Erion usually only buy Oregon Lottery tickets for birthdays and holidays, and almost always Scratch-its. So after getting Scratch-its for Christmas, Gasperini took the winnings from those Scratch-Its and broke with their normal tradition; he bought an Oregon's Game Megabucks ticket for three drawings instead.

By winning the $4.2 million jackpot, Gasperini became Oregon's 258th Megabucks millionaire. The couple split the prize.

The winning numbers were 4-31-40-41-45-48 for the Wednesday, Jan. 4 drawing. Gasperini matched all six numbers with her quick pick ticket.

Oregon's Game Megabucks numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The couple purchased the ticket at the Safeway on South Commercial Street in Salem. The store will now receive a 1-percent sales bonus of $42,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org


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OSP Troopers Patrolling Mule Deer Winter Ranges - Central Oregon
Oregon State Police - 01/19/17 2:55 PM
OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers will be conducting saturation patrols on Oregon's "winter ranges" to protect deer and elk from illegal activity and poachers. These areas are vital to deer and elk in order to avoid heavy snowfall, have access to food sources and rear their offspring.

Not only will there be patrols on the ground, OSP F&W aircraft will be flying daytime and nighttime missions over these areas. Troopers will be searching for those violating road closures and "spotlighters".

Saturation patrols will occur in the White River Wildlife Area, Silver Lake Unit, Fort Rock Unit, Paulina Unit and Metolius Unit. These units are home to thousands of wintering deer and elk.


Attached Media Files: 2017-01/1002/101096/WINTER_RANGE_2017.docx
OR 36 Mapleton Junction City Highway remains blocked west of Triangle Lake
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 01/19/17 2:41 PM
Landslide cleanup will begin Friday on OR 36 at mp 24.5. About 400 yards of trees, rocks, and debris are on the roadway three miles west of Triangle Lake from a slide that occurred Wednesday afternoon. Travelers need to take alternate routes. There is no estimate on when the highway will reopen. This slide occurred about 10 feet west of the slide that closed the roadway for a week last winter.
Residential Structure Fire - 448 W. Ballf Street (Photo)
Roseburg Fire Dept. - 01/19/17 1:38 PM
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At 10:08 AM on January 19th, Roseburg Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in a duplex located at 448 W. Ballf St. A neighbor in the duplex heard a loud noise next door and went outside to investigate, finding black smoke coming from the top of the door frame. The neighbor called 911, and firefighters arrived to find the residence quickly filling with smoke.

Firefighters checked the interior of the residence to confirm there were no occupants and attacked the fire, which was confined to the area of the kitchen and a utility closet. The residence sustained smoke and water damage, and the sole occupant will be displaced while the building is being assessed and repaired.

Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific Power, and Avista Utilities assisted with the incident. Fire investigators were on scene and the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For more information, please contact Chief Gregg Timm at 541.492.6770 or gtimm@cityofroseburg.org.

For the latest information regarding the City of Roseburg Fire Department, please visit our website at www.cityofroseburg.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/roseburgfire.


Attached Media Files: 2017-01/5568/101093/Fire_-_Ballf.jpg
Free flu shots offered by Salem Health Medical Clinics and Salem Free Clinic
Salem Health - 01/19/17 10:58 AM
In response to the rise of influenza cases in the mid-Willamette valley, Salem Health, its family medicine clinics and Convenient Care are teaming up to help the community fight the flu bug.

"We want to reach out to people living in Marion and Polk counties to help protect them from the flu virus," said Leilani Slama, vice president of community engagement at Salem Health. "This has been an especially bad year for the flu and it's not too late to get a shot. Our main goal is to make it convenient as possible for people to get those shots."

A total of 800 influenza vaccines will be available for free on a first come, first served basis for ages 3 and up on the following dates and times. Appointments are not required. Those with an allergy to eggs are asked to see their primary care doctor for the influenza vaccine.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21:
Salem Free Clinic, 1300 Broadway St. NE, #104 (Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24 and JAN. 25:
Salem Health Convenient Care, 1002 Bellevue St. SE, Salem (Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Salem Health Medical Clinics
Salem:
966 12th St. SE (Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

2925 River Rd. S (Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

1049 Edgewater St. NW (Open 7:30 to 8 p.m.)

Keizer: 550 Dietz Ave. NE (Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Dallas: 555 SE Washington St. (Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

Monmouth: 512 Main St. E, Suite 300 (Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)


Salem Health -- an OHSU Partner -- offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. It is comprised of hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Visit us at www.salemhealth.org; "Like" us on www.facebook.com/salemhealth; follow us on Twitter: @salemhealth; and view us at www.youtube.com/salemhealth.
Wolf Creek Woman Arrested Following a Pursuit
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/19/17 9:34 AM
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at approximately 2:20 p.m. a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy was conducting a burglary investigation in the 1800-block of Ranchero Road in Azalea when he made contact with a female in a vehicle at the scene. The female was uncooperative and the deputy believed her to be intoxicated. When the deputy asked the female to step out of the vehicle, she fled in the vehicle.

Deputies initiated a pursuit. At one point the female rammed a Sheriff's Patrol Vehicle. Deputies pursued the female into Riddle where the pursuit ended near the Nikel Mine.

The female was identified as Linda Marie Mullens, age 49 of Wolf Creek, OR. Mullens was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, two counts of Criminal Mischief I, Resisting Arrest, DUII, two counts of Criminal Trespass II, Failure to Perform The Duties of a Driver and two counts of Reckless Endangering. Mullens was lodged at the Douglas County jail.

One deputy sustained a minor injury to his hand.

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Marine Board Approves Grant, Rulemaking
Oregon Marine Board - 01/19/17 9:22 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board approved a grant for Klamath County and approved initiating rulemaking for boat operations in Clatsop County during their quarterly Board meeting, held in Salem on January 18.

The Board approved a grant for Upper Klamath Lake's Wocus Bay boat ramp to remove existing piling, replace and extend the length of the piling for the debris deflection boom by ten feet. In April, 2016, the agency received a report that the piling was listing and the county was concerned the piling could become dislodged. The Board approved $35,000 in state boater funds to match $7,000 in administrative services, monitoring and inspection contributions by Klamath County for a project total of $42,000.

The Board also approved initiating rulemaking for Boat Operations in Clatsop County to change the 5-MPH speed restriction on the lower Skipanon River and in the Warrenton Small Boat Basin to "slow-no-wake," as defined in statewide rule.

To review the staff report and meeting agenda, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Board-and-Public-Meetings.aspx.
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Redding California Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Crimes - Jackson County
Oregon State Police - 01/18/17 7:03 PM
On January 17, 2017, the Oregon State Police Criminal Division began an investigation into a runaway 13 year-old female from Josephine County. She was reported to be in the company of an adult male.

At about 8:00 a.m., on January 18, 2017, a patrol trooper stopped to check on a disabled motorist on Interstate 5 at milepost nine, south of Ashland. The trooper identified the female juvenile and determined she was the listed runaway from Josephine County. The detective assigned to the case responded and continued the investigation. The victim and suspect met through an adult dating website.

The suspect, Francis Marcel WARD, age 21, of Redding, California, was arrested on sexual abuse related charges from Josephine County and additional charges will be referred to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office at a later date. WARD was processed and lodged at the Josephine County Correctional Facility.

This is an active investigation and no further information is to be released at this time.

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OR 36 Mapleton Junction City Highway closed through Thursday (Photo)
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A landslide closed OR 36 three miles west of Triangle Lake at mp 24.5 just after 3 p.m. The slide is about 10 feet west of a slide area that closed the road for a week last winter.

ODOT hydrogeologists will assess the slide in the morning. At this time it appears that about 400 yards of dirt, rocks, and trees cover the roadway. More could come down.

Travelers will need to take alternate routes and plan for the roadway to be close at least through Thursday.


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Oregon Health Policy Board to meet for retreat January 19 in Eugene
Oregon Health Authority - 01/18/17 4:49 PM
January 18, 2016

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983, jeffrey.scroggin@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold a retreat meeting January 19 in Eugene at the Eugene Hilton.

When: Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hilton Hotel, 66 E Sixth Ave, Wilder I/ Hansberry Room, Eugene. Members of the public can listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

Agenda: Welcome; director's report; role of the board; CCO's of the Future recommendations; waiver update and federal policy update; Action Plan for Health

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2016-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

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

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Highway 140 West Crash Kills Two from California - Klamath County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/18/17 4:35 PM
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On January 17, 2017, at about 10:52 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 140 West near milepost 38 (1/2 mile east of Dead Indian Memorial Road).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup, operated by Chu VANG, age 51, and female passenger Pa VANG, age 47, both of Sacramento California, was traveling westbound when it lost control and slid sideways into the path of an eastbound 2008 International box semi-truck, operated by Denny CHOATE, age 38, of Grants Pass. The International impacted the passenger side of the Toyota causing extensive damage. Chu VANG and Pa VANG suffered fatal injuries while CHOATE suffered minor injuries and declined emergency medical care.

The roadway was snow-covered, yet was plowed and sanded. Information indicates that speed may have been a contributing factor. Seatbelts were utilized and airbags deployed.

Highway 140 West was closed for approximately one hour following the crash. One lane was opened for three hours until both lanes were reopened.

OSP was assisted by Rocky Point Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). More information will be released when it becomes available.

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DPSST Corrections Policy Committee Meeting Scheduled
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/18/17 4:04 PM
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
Contact: Mona Riesterer
(503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Dial-in number: 888-273-3658 and Participant code: 4711910

If you dial-in for the meeting, please mute your phone unless you are addressing the group. Doing so will enable you to hear the meeting more effectively.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. Minutes -- November 8, 2016
Approve the minutes of the November 8, 2016 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

3. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Training Compliance Unit
Presented by Robert Sigleer

4. Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0020 -- Review of Public Comment
Presented by Jennifer Howald

5. Proposed Rule Change for OAR 259-008-0025 -- Adds Requirement for 8 Hours of Firearms/Use of Force Training and Amends Corresponding Time Extension Language
Presented by Jennifer Howald

6. Eric Banick DPSST # 52200 -- Marion County Sheriff's Office; Basic Corrections Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds


7. Alicia Thurman (Young) DPSST # 42597 -- Warm Springs Police Department; Basic Corrections Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

8. Marie Tyler DPSST #21119 -- Washington County Sheriff's Office; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, and Executive Corrections Certifications and Instructor Certification
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

9. Michael Badilla DPSST #56937 -- Crook County Sheriff's Office; Application for Training and Subsequent Certification
Presented by Katrina Robson

10. Department Update

11. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting -- May 9, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. The Academy is nationally recognized for its innovative training programs and active stakeholder involvement. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for the training and certification of more than 40,000 city, tribal, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Duii enforcement patrols
Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/18/17 3:56 PM
Roseburg Police Officers participated in a traffic safety campaign focusing on DUII enforcement during December. During the month of December, the Roseburg Police Department arrested 9 people for driving while intoxicated. The Roseburg Police Department along with the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages all drivers to plan ahead, and follow these tips:

?--? Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk--or worse, the risk of having a crash while driving.
?--? If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
?--? If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.
?--? Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
?--? If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone's life, and inaction could cost a life.

Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
Severe Weather Continues Across Oregon (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 01/18/17 3:15 PM
Representatives from the Oregon Department of Human Services and the American Red Cross help to staff the State Emergency Coordination Center as winter weather continues across Oregon.
Representatives from the Oregon Department of Human Services and the American Red Cross help to staff the State Emergency Coordination Center as winter weather continues across Oregon.
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Freezing rain, ice, high winds and blowing snow create blizzard-like conditions in the Columbia River Gorge

SALEM, OR -- January 18, 2017 -- As severe weather continues to rage across the state, Oregon's Office of Emergency Management activated the state Emergency Coordination Center (ECC). OEM staff and state emergency support representatives are gathered to assist with resource requests as communities are pummeled with ice, high winds and blowing snow.

Interstate 84 is closed between Troutdale and Hood River due to ice; the highway is also closed between Pendleton to Ontario as blowing snow creates blizzard-like conditions. OEM and the Oregon Department of Transportation urges motorists to stay off the roads.

State ECC Manager Kelly Jo Craigmiles says that the ECC is facilitating resources for affected counties, as well as areas in eastern and central Oregon. Ice, flooding concerns, sandbags and snow removal are the biggest needs at this time, although power outages, landslides and avalanches are also a concern.

Numerous weather advisories and warnings (https://alerts.weather.gov/cap/or.php?x=1) are in place in all parts of Oregon, including:
- Ice storm warning for the east Columbia Gorge;
- Winter storm warning in the south central Oregon Cascades, the Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades;
- Flood advisory in Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Deschutes, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties;
- Flood watch for central coast range of western Oregon, central Oregon coast; central Willamette Valley, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon, the greater Portland-metro area and the North Oregon Coast.

In addition, wind advisories are in effect in the Grande Ronde Valley and foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains, with gusts reaching 75-85 miles per hour.

OEM encourages residents to stay informed. Watch local news, listen to local radio and use smartphone apps to receive up-to-date weather information. Sign up for local text alerts. Be 2 Weeks Ready (https://www.facebook.com/2WeeksReady/), have a communications plan and be prepared for power outages.

Check that emergency kits are stocked and readily accessible with flashlight(s), radio, batteries, food, water and blankets/extra clothes.
If you are using a generator, understand the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to use generators safely (http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/power-outage/safe-generator-use).
Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold for about 4 hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.
Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment, including sensitive electronics. Turn off or disconnect any appliances, equipment or electronics you were using when the power went out. When power comes back on, surges or spikes can damage equipment.
Leave one light turned on so you'll know when the power comes back on.
Check on family and neighbors to see if they are in need of support

Individuals who are vision impaired, hearing impaired or mobility impaired should take additional steps to prepare for disasters:

Ensure all assistive technology, communication devices and other power-dependent medical equipment is fully charged so that these devices are useable in the event of a power outage.
Call personal care attendants, dialysis and oxygen providers to identify support plans and/or make plans to stay with friends or family members in the event of a power outage.
Write out an emergency information card, including any medications, allergies, sensory or mobility impairments, equipment you need and emergency contact numbers.
If you live in an assisted living facility, find out what its emergency plans are.
If you're mobility impaired, identify two accessible escape routes.
Write an information card which includes the best way to communicate with you or move you if necessary.
If you must leave the house, have an emergency kit with essential medications, and extra food and water. If you have a service animal, make the kit has supplies for them as well.
If you must leave the house, have an emergency kit with essential medications and some extra food and water. If you have a service animal, make the kit has supplies for them as well.
Protect your service animal's feet: use boots or clean them off once you get inside.

In an emergency situation, contact 9-1-1.

About Oregon Office of Emergency Management:
Our mission is to lead statewide efforts to develop and enhance preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation capabilities to protect the lives, property and environment of the whole community.


Attached Media Files: Representatives from the Oregon Department of Human Services and the American Red Cross help to staff the State Emergency Coordination Center as winter weather continues across Oregon. , The Weather Channel alerts audiences about the possibility of severe snowfall in Oregon's Cascades Mountains.
Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 20 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 01/18/17 1:46 PM
January 18, 2017

Contact: Heather Johnson, 503-508-8276, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us (meeting information or accommodations)

What: The regular meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, January 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Public testimony will be heard at 9:15 a.m.

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 210, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville. Attendees can also follow the presentation by webinar and listen to discussion by phone.
-- Register for the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/312837825839229954
-- Listen-only conference line: 1-888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. The telephone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome and consent agenda; public testimony; continue equity measure discussion; patient experience measure discussion; wrap-up / adjourn.

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

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

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OR 58 Willamette Highway rockfall area active (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 01/18/17 1:08 PM
Rockfall cleanup on Hwy 58 - 2
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With the warmer temperatures, a rock fall area has become active again on OR 58 Willamette Highway near milepost 54, just west of the Salt Creek Tunnel.

Travelers are advised to be aware of the possibility of rocks and debris on the roadway, and expect delays for cleanup when needed.


Attached Media Files: Rockfall cleanup on Hwy 58 - 2 , Rockfall cleanup on Hwy 58 - 1
Safety and quality are serious business for adult foster home licensors
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/18/17 1:03 PM
On January 11, 2017, a local TV station covering Southern Oregon reported about struggles local operators of adult foster homes allegedly experience. The report showed a former foster home provider, who made a variety of allegations against the Oregon Department of Human Services (Oregon DHS).

The former adult foster home operator, Lesina Reyes, who had her license revoked in October 2016, complained about

unfair demands,
intimidation and harassment of providers,
excessive visits by licensors and
varied expectations between them.

Oregon DHS was not provided the opportunity to make a statement or provide facts related to the report.

Oregon DHS would like to note that Ms. Reyes' license was revoked after identifying more than 17 licensing violations. Ms. Reyes received coaching from licensors in 12 different areas of foster home operation. Adult Protective Services investigated three different reports of allegations of missing medications and missing medication administration records for a deceased resident. Licensors made follow-up visits as required and in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules. It was determined Reyes was unable to maintain compliance.

An adult foster home is required by Oregon law (ORS 443.400) to undergo a licensing process and periodic inspection (ORS 443.435). In addition, Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 411-050-0600 to 0690) establish the minimum standards and outline procedures for the necessary care and services consumers receive in adult foster homes. The licensing process was designed to ensure safety and quality for consumers who reside in these homes. The process also holds providers accountable to the established standards.

Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) Program Director Ashley Carson Cottingham stated, "Safety and quality of long-term care settings for Oregonians is one of our primary areas of focus. When consumers choose one particular care facility over another, they have to be able to rely on the provider to have their needs met, it's our responsibility to make sure the providers are following the rules."

APD's local office holds regular quarterly meetings with its adult foster home providers. These meetings are intended to provide a forum for training, professional exchange and the discussion of potential grievances. "Working closely with providers in a collaborative manner, to help them achieve compliance is important to DHS," said Carson Cottingham.

The local team of licensors oversees a total of 150 adult foster homes in Jackson and Josephine County. Occasionally, investigators with Adult Protective Services (APS) may get involved as well, when a complaint or call of concern has been received.

In all of 2016, the local licensing team identified incidents of substantial non-compliance at eight foster homes. The identified rule violations potentially placed foster home residents at risk. Each case was reviewed by the central licensing unit in Salem. Action was taken depending on the history of the home and the potential for imminent danger to residents living in the home.

Following is an abbreviated list of violations identified by licensors and investigators at these homes:

- Presenting an unsafe environment.
- Provider was absent from the home for long periods without notification.
- Unsafe medication administration system.
- Inadequate staffing and non-compliance with basic fire & life safety standards.
- Provider stated they will not hire more staff to meet the fire & life safety evacuation rule.
- Local office notified that a resident was transported to hospital due to unresponsiveness for prolonged period. Second resident was sent to hospital due to suspicion of neglect of care.

An overview of corrective actions taken by Oregon DHS at the eight local adult foster homes is attached to this news release. Further detail is available upon request.

Kathie Young, APD's District Manager for Jackson and Josephine County, stated, "We strive to have a cooperative working relationship with our local care providers. They are the ones who offer consumers a choice. But we also take our role as an oversight agency and the trust Oregonians place in us very seriously."

Should anyone suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults, we encourage citizens to call Oregon's statewide Safety Hotline at 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). ###


Attached Media Files: News release & appendix
2017 Oregon GOSH Conference coming to Portland
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/18/17 12:00 PM
(Salem) -- Registration is open for the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, to be held March 6-9, 2017, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. With more than 150 workshops and sessions, it is the largest event of its kind in the Northwest.

"This event provides a unique opportunity for organizations to breathe new life into their commitment to on-the-job safety and health," said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood. "Everyone from professionals in the field to employers, supervisors and workers on the front lines can use GOSH as a fresh reminder of why workplace health and safety matters. Ultimately, it's about bringing people together to soak up new knowledge, discuss best safety and health practices, and to tackle emerging issues -- all with the goal of sending workers home safe to their family and friends."

Keynote speaker Todd Conklin will present "Thinking Differently About Safety" on Tuesday, March 7. Conklin, who has a doctorate in organizational behavior, spent 25 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a senior advisor for organizational and safety culture. He speaks all over the world to executives, groups, and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationship between workers in the field and an organization's systems, processes, and programs.

Conklin's presentation will focus on the human performance theory of safety, where investigations are conducted before accidents happen. "Safety is not the absence of events," he said. "Safety is the presence of defenses."

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) encourages safety committee members, emerging environmental health and safety professionals, safety managers, and human resources personnel to mark their calendars for the 2017 GOSH Conference.

The event will offer session tracks on many specialties, including:
Construction
Workplace violence prevention
Motor vehicle safety
Emergency response and preparedness
Communication and training
Utilities
Craft brewing and winemaking

Back by popular demand is the Columbia Forklift Challenge and registration is open to participants. Trained forklift drivers will compete for cash in an obstacle course designed to test their skills and safe operation on Wednesday, March 8.

The GOSH Conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Engineers Columbia-Willamette Chapter and Oregon OSHA.

For more information on the conference schedule, events or to register, go to www.oregongosh.com.


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About Oregon OSHA:
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 osha.oregon.gov.

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.
Diverse Coalition Demands Reproductive Health Equity in Oregon
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - 01/18/17 11:43 AM
PRO-CHOICE COALITION OF OREGON PRESS RELEASE

Under landmark legislation, Oregon would become the first state in the nation to ensure reproductive health equity.

A broad coalition of racial and gender justice, reproductive rights and community groups from across the state have joined forces to introduce the Reproductive Health Equity Act (House Bill 2232). The coalition consists of American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Family Forward Oregon, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Western States Center.

Access to reproductive health care is critical for the health and economic security of all Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity or type of insurance. Limitations on reproductive health services can have profoundly harmful effects on public health, particularly for those who already face significant barriers to receiving high-quality care. By ensuring that Oregonians have coverage for the full range of preventive reproductive health services at zero out-of-pocket cost and by filling gaps in reproductive health coverage for those categorically excluded from health programs due to citizenship status, the Reproductive Health Equity Act will remove financial barriers and ensure that every Oregonian is empowered to make decisions about whether and when to become a parent.

Zeenia Junkeer, Director of Equity and Community Engagement for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, said: "Preventive services reduce healthcare costs and strengthen our communities and our economy. In order to have stronger health outcomes, Oregonians need quality medical care to prevent problems before they start."

Laurel Swerdlow, Advocacy Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, said: "We don't always know a person's circumstances; we're not in their shoes. That's why all Oregonians should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, starting with preventive care and continuing through postpartum care. This basic right is the foundation of freedom and opportunity for Oregonians and their families."

Linda Roman, Director of Health Policy and Government Relations for Oregon Latino Health Coalition, said: "All Oregonians - regardless of citizenship status - should have the freedom to decide if and when they have children based on what's best for them and their family's circumstances."

Amy Casso, Gender Justice Program Director for Western States Center, said: "Immigrants are our neighbors. They work hard, pay taxes and put their children through school, yet many Oregonians are categorically denied health coverage due to their citizenship status. No one should have to go bankrupt or deep into debt because they don't have affordable reproductive health care."

Kara Carmosino, Director of Programs and Strategy for Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, said: "Transgender and gender-nonconforming Oregonians need access to services often categorized as 'women's health care,' including gender-specific cancer screenings. Unfortunately, when coverage is dependent on one's gender marker, procedural barriers can hinder access to this necessary and lifesaving care."

Kimberly McCullough, Legislative Director for American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, said: "We believe every Oregonian should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, starting with preventive care and continuing through postpartum care. This basic right is a foundation of freedom and opportunity for individuals and their families."

Andrea Paluso, Executive Director for Family Forward Oregon, said: "Working families are under so much strain today and often have a hard time making ends meet. Families in Oregon need support like paid time off from work to care for loved ones and access to affordable child care. It is also critical that they have access to affordable, essential reproductive health care, which this bill guarantees."
Sex Offender Notification (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/18/17 10:41 AM
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Marion County Sheriff's Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS 181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Parole and Probation to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, this person's criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

NAME: Michael Lloyd Reese
SID#: 3839164
DOB: 04/11/1953
CURRENT AGE: 063

RACE: W SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 11'' WEIGHT: 210lbs
HAIR: BRO EYES: HAZ

RESIDENCE: 650 LOCUST ST NE SALEM, OR 97301

Michael Lloyd Reese is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime (s) of : KIDNAPPING I, KIDNAPPING I, SODOMY I

This person was granted Supervision on: 07/17/2015
Supervision expiration date is: 07/16/2018

Special restrictions include:
[X] No contact with minors (male/female)
[X] Sex offender treatment
[X] Submit to polygraph
[X] No alcohol

Other: Reese has a history of offending against female stranger victims between the ages of 6 -- 31 years.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Employment in Oregon December 2016 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 01/18/17 10:00 AM
Oregon's Unemployment Rate Dropped to 4.6 Percent in December


Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in December, from 5.0 percent in November. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December, down from 5.3 percent in December 2015. Oregon's unemployment rate and its decline over the year are comparable with the U.S.

In December, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 5,000, which was more than the average monthly gain of 4,400 experienced over the prior 12 months. This followed a strong November gain of 5,200 jobs, as revised. December gains were strongest in professional and business services (+1,200 jobs) and government (+1,100). Three other industries added close to 700 jobs: financial activities (+700); health care and social assistance (+700); and construction (+600). Only one major industry had a substantial monthly job loss, as transportation, warehousing and utilities cut 500 jobs.

Over-the-year growth in Oregon continued at a robust pace as payroll employment grew by 2.9 percent since December 2015, nearly double the U.S. growth rate of 1.5 percent. In Oregon, industries growing the fastest during 2016 were construction (+7,000 jobs, or 8.1%); other services (+3,000 jobs, or 4.8%); professional and business services (+10,600 jobs, or 4.5%); and health care and social assistance (+10,200 jobs, or 4.5%). No industry declined over the past 12 months, but manufacturing (+1,200 jobs, or 0.6%) and retail trade (+1,200 jobs, or 0.6%) each expanded by less than 1 percent.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the December county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, January 24th, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for January on Tuesday, February 28th.??NLG


Notes:
All numbers in the above narrative are seasonally adjusted.

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

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this Official Oregon Series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the April, May and June 2016 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS.

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

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

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


Attached Media Files: Employment in Oregon December 2016
Tue. 01/17/17
**CANCELLED** Oregon State Library Board Meeting in Salem, January 19 & 20, 2017
Oregon State Library - 01/17/17 2:50 PM
The Oregon State Library Board Meeting and Strategic Planning Session on January 19 and 20, 2017 has been canceled due to inclement weather in numerous areas of the state. The meeting will be rescheduled for late February or early March.
Caution to Boaters -Flooding, Debris Expected on Area Rivers (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 01/17/17 2:44 PM
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Last week's historic snowfall and the projected warm, wet forecast this week, sets up the perfect scenario for potential flooding on area rivers. And with flooding comes debris flows with trees, root wads, and other material that can impact the safety of boaters on the water.

The Marine Board and marine law enforcement strongly urge boaters to take the following precautions:
Make sure the boat ramp is open for launching. The Marine Board is working closely with facility managers and will include closure information on the Boat Oregon Map.
Scout the river before running it. Rivers are dynamic, and don't stay the same over time. Boulders and logs move, trees fall, and currents shift. When in doubt --scout and portage out.
Wear a life jacket. Given the water temperature and equally cold air temperature, boaters are encouraged to wear a properly fitting life jacket on the outside of their cold weather attire.
Boat with others and stay within sight of one another.
Know your limits and how to self-rescue. Be sure your skills and experience are equal to the river and the conditions.
Fill out a digital float plan and print out a copy to let others know where you are boating and when to expect your return. The digital form, when submitted, sends an email to the Marine Board that can be used later to aid marine law enforcement should a boater need help.

Visit www.boatoregon.com and click on the Boat Oregon Map. The website and the application are optimized for mobile devices.

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Oregon National Guard to support 58th Presidential Inauguration in D.C. (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 01/17/17 2:33 PM
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SALEM, Oregon -- Nearly 50 Oregon National Guard service members will support the 58th Presidential Inauguration, January 18-22, in Washington, D.C. The Oregon Guardsmen will augment the District of Columbia National Guard as part of Joint Task Force -- District of Columbia (JTF -- DC), supporting events such as the opening ceremony, swearing-in ceremony, inaugural speech and parade, as well as follow-on events.

Oregon Soldiers from the 1186th Military Police Company, 821st Troop Command Battalion, based in Salem, Oregon, will assist district and federal agencies with security, including crowd management, traffic control, and assisting with the flow of people in and out of the area during the inaugural events.

In addition, Oregon National Guard public affairs personnel will assist with highlighting the overall National Guard participation in this historical event. These public affairs specialists will capture photos and video of the Guard's participation, and assist with coordinating news conferences and interviews with Guardsmen.

"Partnering with local, federal security and public safety agencies during the 58th Presidential Inauguration is just one more example of how the Oregon National Guard is "Always Ready, Always There," said Stephen Bomar, director of public affairs for the Oregon Military Department.

The Oregon National Guard routinely supports civil authorities when needed during major events and is able to seamlessly integrate with interagency partners.

In total, more than 7,500 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, from 44 states, three territories and the District of Columbia, will serve with the joint task force. The District of Columbia National Guard specifically created JTF - DC in response to requests for assistance from local and federal agencies in the National Capital Region. The National Guard task force will supplement security, communication, medical evacuation and other support capabilities.

A crowd of 800,000 to 1-million is estimated to attend this national event. Civilian law enforcement officers are responsible for the safety and security of all personnel during the inaugural events. The National Guardsmen will provide assistance to local civilian authorities as requested. All National Guard forces supporting the Inauguration will be sworn in as Special Police by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. However, the National Guardsmen will not be armed. This support ensures that the hundreds of thousands of expected spectators will be able to move around smoothly and safely before, during and after the Inauguration events.

National Guard support to presidential inaugurations dates to April 30, 1789, when local militia members (today's National Guard) joined the U.S. Army and Revolutionary War veterans to form an honor detail and escort Gen. George Washington during the procession from Mount Vernon, Va., to his inauguration ceremony in New York City. The National Guard has continued this tradition of inaugural support ever since. Over the years, National Guard involvement has grown and is designated to honor the commander-in-chief, recognize civilian control of the military, and celebrate democracy.

Media interested in covering Oregon National Guard assets supporting the Inauguration may call (202) 685-9700 or email interview requests to JTFDCPress@gmail.com.

Photos and video of JTF-DC are available for download via Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS): https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/JTFNCR58

Follow the National Guard in action with hashtags #NG2017Inauguration, #NGInauguration2017, #PI58, #NationalGuard.

More information and updates can be found at these websites:
Joint Task Force-District of Columbia (JTF-DC): http://www.dcng-inauguration.com/
Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR): http://inauguralsupport.mdw.army.mil
Congressional Inaugural Committee: www.inaugural.senate.gov

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Joint service members salute while the stand-in presidential motorcade drives along Pennsylvania Avenue during the Department of Defense Dress Rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 2017, in preparation for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, will provide ceremonial and other support to civil authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Raufmann)


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Be alert for landslides with flood watches in effect
Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries - 01/17/17 12:24 PM
With National Weather Service flood watches in effect Tuesday and Wednesday for multiple areas of Oregon, be alert for landslide hazards.

Watch areas include the Portland metro area, the Cascade Foothills in Lane County, the northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, the south and central Willamette Valley, the north and central Oregon coast, the north and central Coast Range, and the lower Columbia. Track Oregon flood watches here: http://1.usa.gov/1EM7qNl

Heavy rain can trigger landslides, according the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

Avoiding areas where landslides are more likely to occur is an important safety action. DOGAMI's interactive SLIDO map offers a look at landslide hazards, and is a useful tool for identifying areas that are susceptible to landslides. The map is online at: www.oregongeology.org/slido

People, structures and roads located below steep slopes in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk. In general, dangerous places include:
- Canyon bottoms, stream channels, and areas of rock and soil accumulation at the outlets of canyons.
- Bases of steep hillsides.
- Road cuts or other areas where slopes of hills have been excavated or over-steepened.
- Places where slides or debris flows have occurred in the past.
Board on Public Safety Standards and Training - Meeting Announcement
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 01/17/17 12:10 PM
The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training January 26, 2017 Notice of Regular Meeting

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired must be made to Theresa Janda at least 48 hours before the meeting at
(503) 373-1553 or theresa.janda@state.or.us.

1. Welcome New Member -- Ray Byrd - and Introductions

2. Consent Agenda (The following items to be ratified by one vote)

A. Minutes - Approve minutes from the October 27, 2016 meeting

B. (Consent Agenda Item B moved to regular agenda for discussion)

C. OAR 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0075, 259-008-0080 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Amend drafted language requiring public safety professionals to report arrests, adding "or criminal citations" to DPSST, as presented. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on November 2, 2016, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016 and Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

D. OAR 259-008-0065 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Adds maintenance for certification for corrections officers, parole and probation officers and regulatory specialists, includes additional amendments to clarify maintenance requirements and processes. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016 and Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

E. OAR 259-008-0090 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Updates rule language to reflect changes in the submission of training records to DPSST. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on November 2, 2016, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016 and Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016 with clarifications to section (7).

F. OAR 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 259-008-0085 - Proposed Rule Change -- Approve.
Provides recommended updates and clarifies retest options for PCOD/CCOD courses. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on November 2, 2016, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016 and Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

G. OAR 259-061-0018 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Amends rule language regarding the expert witness exemption from licensure as a private investigator. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016

H. OAR 259-061-0010 and 259-061-0110 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Amends rule language regarding the application and process for temporary investigator licensure. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016.
I. OAR 259-060-0015 et al -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Review of public comment regarding proposed rule language to amend and adopt responsibilities and compliance regarding use of prohibited business name per HB 4142. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016.

J. OAR 259-060-0010 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. Amends definition of "Alarm Monitoring Facility" to exclude a facility that provides temporary services during an outage or emergency. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016.

K. Updated 2016 Unarmed Private Security Training Course (Curriculum) and 2016 Unarmed Private Security Refresher Course -- Approve. Vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016.

L. Unarmed Curriculum Testing -- Approve. Allows for DPSST curriculum staff to compose test questions based on approved curriculum and learning outcomes and to update questions if needed for clarification or ORS/OAR updates. Updates effecting Learning Goals and Outcomes would be forwarded to Unarmed Subcommittee and PSIPC for review. 8/2 Vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016.

M. Christian Fritz DPSST#F28303 (Sandy RFPD/ #72) -- Not Discharge for Cause -- Not Revoke
5/4 vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on November 16, 2016.

N. Geanna Harrison DPSST#F29281 (Warrenton Fire Department)) - Not Revoke
Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the FPC on November 16, 2016.

O. Lyndon B. Johnson DPSST#32221 (Evans Valley Fire District #6) -- Revoke, Not allow to re-apply for two years. Unanimous vote to recommend Revocation and 8/1 vote to recommend to not allow re-application for two years to the Board by the FPC on November 16, 2016.

P. Marc Brodeur DPSST#43446 (Yamhill County Sheriff's Office) -- Revoke. Unanimous vote to recommend to revoke and 8/6 vote to recommend a 5-year ineligibility to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

Q. Richard Tirico DPSST#23776 (John Day Police Department) -- Revoke. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

R. Jordan Kirksey DPSST#54339 (Linn County Sheriff's Office) - Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

S. Bryan Holman DPSST#56585 (Warm Springs Police Department) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

T. Adam Garner DPSST#49574 (Marion County Sheriff's Office) -- Revoke. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

U. Dawn Kennard DPSST#32548 (Marion County Sheriff's Office) -- Revoke. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

V. Michael Yanez DPSST#56333 (DOC CCCF) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

W. Patrick Williamson DPSST#56589 (DOC -- EOCI) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

X. Bradley Kaye DPSST#56605 (Lane County Sheriff's Office) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

Y. Joseph Hutchison (Grant County Sheriff's Office) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

Z. Dustin Herron DPSST#56417 (DOC - TRCI) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

AA. Sabrina Herrera DPSST#56571(DOC - CCCF) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

BB. Tyrel Caswell DPSST#56431 (DOC - EOCI) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

CC. Matthew Allen DPSST#56379 (DOC) -- Not Deny Application for Training and Subsequent Certification. Unanimous vote recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016.

DD. Daniel C. Kor PSID#03990 (Bravo Event Services Inc.) -- Assess Civil Penalty
Vote to recommend to the Board by the PSIPC on November 15, 2016.

3. OAR 259-008-0005, 259-008-0010, 259-008-0011, 250-008-0070, 259-008-0080 -- Proposed Rule Change -- Approve. The Criminal Justice Denial/Revocation Workgroup recommendations for denial and revocation standards. Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the TPC on November 2, 2016, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the CPC on November 8, 2016, Unanimous vote to recommend to the Board by the PPC on November 17, 2016.

4. Director's Report - Director Gabliks

5. Policy Committee Update

6. Next Meeting Date: April 27, 2017

Requires a vote by the Board.

# 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 Sheriff Jason Myers of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 40,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county, tribal and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem; certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Generous Donation Received From Home Depot (Photo)
Roseburg Fire Dept. - 01/17/17 12:00 PM
Battalion Chief Fairbairn accepting smoke detector donation from Home Depot
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On Saturday Battalion Chief Fairbairn of the Roseburg Fire Department was proud to receive 50 smoke detectors donated from Home Depot. The Roseburg Fire Department appreciates the donation from Home Depot and looks forward to distributing them to citizens in need. If you are interested in one of the smoke detectors please contact The City of Roseburg Fire Department at 541-492-6770.


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Oregon State Penitentiary reports inmate death (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 01/17/17 11:56 AM
Dtanyum Arnold Huey
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An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

At approximately 8:14 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Dtanyum Huey, 45, was found unresponsive in his cell, where he was the sole occupant. Medical staff began life-saving efforts to no avail. He was pronounced deceased at 8:40 a.m.

Huey entered Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) custody on December 1, 2016 on one count of escape in the second degree out of Klamath County. His earliest release date was December 2, 2017.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

OSP is Oregon's only maximum-security prison, located in Salem, and houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.

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Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) receives grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon - 01/17/17 11:23 AM
Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) recently received a $7,500 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for sex education programs in the Springfield School District.  Mary Gossart, PPSO's Vice President of Education said, "PPSO is very grateful for this partnership with Cow Creek and the Springfield School District.  We know that sex education is a critical piece for young people in developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make important decisions, now and in the future, about their relationships and sexual behaviors."

The mission of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, to strengthen youth and family, to provide youth development and to add to the quality of life for people in southwestern Oregon. Since 1997, Cow Creek has awarded $16,030,127 in grants to non-profit organizations.

Thank you to the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for your generous support!



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Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) has been dedicated to providing expert reproductive health care and sexuality education in Southwestern Oregon for over 50 years. PPSO sees 38,000 patients each year at six health centers. PPSO is also the region's most respected provider of medically accurate sexuality education for young people and adults, as well as training programs for professionals who work with youth and families. Education and training programs make over 8,000 contacts each year, transforming the lives of young people in southwestern Oregon. PPSO's essential health services include breast and cervical cancer screenings, well-woman annual exams, birth control, STD prevention, testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and HPV vaccinations. For more information, visit www.ppsworegon.org.
Feb. 1 is the deadline for Oregon students to enter workplace safety contest
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 01/17/17 10:43 AM
(Salem) -- There is still time for Oregon high school students to let their video skills shine in service of a good cause: increasing awareness about safety on the job for young workers. The deadline to submit their creative work in the annual "Speak up. Work safe." video contest is Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The top three entries will take home cash prizes ranging from $300 to $500, and students will earn a matching amount for their school.

Students must create a 90-second or less video that inspires young workers to do at least one thing differently to stay safe on the job. The video must include the theme: "Speak up. Work safe." The video must educate young workers about the importance of speaking up in the workplace. Specific video guidelines are outlined in the contest rules. Participants are encouraged to develop a key message or slogan, use humor, and get creative while emphasizing ways to protect themselves -- and their co-workers -- from getting hurt on the job.

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

Contest winners will be unveiled at a screening event this spring, and winning entries will be posted on YouTube.

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

Starting this year, students may submit their videos online.

For detailed contest information, including tips, rules, entry forms, workplace safety and young worker resources, and a playlist of past finalist videos, go to http://youngemployeesafety.org/contest/.

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) organizes the contest. The sponsors are Oregon OSHA, SAIF Corporation, local Oregon chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU, the SHARP Alliance, the Central Oregon Safety & Health Association, the SafeBuild Alliance, Hoffman Construction, and Construction Safety Summit.

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

The Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition (O[yes]) is a nonprofit dedicated to preventing young worker injuries and fatalities. O[yes] members include safety and health professionals, educators, employers, labor and trade associations, and regulators. For more information, go to http://youngemployeesafety.org/.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST DISPLAY OF LEGO(R) ART IS COMING TO OMSI: Oregonian artist returns home with an international record-breaking exhibit made from millions of LEGO bricks (Photo)
OMSI - 01/17/17 10:05 AM
The exhibit features re-imagined versions of the masterpieces. Credit: THE ART OF THE BRICK
The exhibit features re-imagined versions of the masterpieces. Credit: THE ART OF THE BRICK
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PORTLAND, Ore. (January 17, 2017) -- THE ART OF THE BRICK, a captivating exhibition of intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, the LEGO(R) brick, opens at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on February 18. The critically acclaimed collection of creative and inspiring pieces constructed using only LEGO bricks is created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.
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THE ART OF THE BRICK is the world's largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art, featuring more than 100 works of art. This exhibition has toured the globe, breaking records and becoming both an art and pop culture phenomenon along the way.
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The collection features Sawaya's notable original pieces, as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world's most famous art masterpieces such as Van Gogh's Starry Night and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The exhibition concludes with a spectacular and innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused hyper-realistic photography produced in collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. Visitors will have the opportunity to get an up-close view of the iconic, Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity. In addition, visitors will come face-to-face with a 20-foot-long T-Rex dinosaur skeleton made out of bricks. Inspired by his origins, Sawaya will also create and display a brand-new Portland-themed piece especially for the exhibition at OMSI.
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Sawaya's creations comprise the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya transforms the popular plastic construction toy into amazing showcases of creativity, innovation, and fine art.
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"I'm really looking forward to bringing this collection of art to Oregon for the first time. It's where this incredible journey with LEGO began. I use LEGO bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people's reactions to artwork created from something with which they are familiar," says Sawaya. "Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home. I want to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before."
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In THE ART OF THE BRICK, visitors will have the opportunity to try their own hand at LEGO brick ingenuity. OMSI has created a 1,500 square-foot "free-build" LEGO and DUPLO(R) play area for all ages. The play area will feature a variety of engineering, design, math, architecture, physics, and biology challenges, as well as helpful tips for young builders just getting started.
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"This exhibition is one that opens the door to a variety of complex topics through a simple toy most of us played with as children," said Nancy Stueber, OMSI president and CEO. "It shows that art and science are very much linked together, and this exhibit is a fun and whimsical way to make both accessible to audiences of all ages."
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THE ART OF THE BRICK runs from February 18, 2017-May 29, 2017. Tickets to this exhibit, which include general museum admission, are $19.75 for adults, $13.50 for youth (ages 3-13), and $15.00 for seniors (ages 63+). Prices for OMSI Members are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for youth, and $5.00 for seniors.
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First Tech Credit Union is the major sponsor of THE ART OF THE BRICK at OMSI. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu. For more information on Nathan Sawaya and the history of THE ART OF THE BRICK, visit www.brickartist.com.
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About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in nearly every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.
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About Nathan Sawaya
Nathan Sawaya is an acclaimed contemporary artist who creates awe-inspiring artwork out of a toy. His art focuses on large-scale sculptures using only LEGO bricks. Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and his touring exhibition THE ART OF THE BRICK, has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts around the world. CNN heralded, "The Art of the Brick is one of the top must-see exhibits in the world!" Originally from Oregon, when it came time for college, Sawaya moved to New York City, attended NYU and became a lawyer. But after years of million dollar mergers and corporate acquisitions on Park Avenue, Sawaya realized he would rather be sitting on the floor creating art than sitting in a boardroom negotiating contracts. He walked away from the law and took an artistic risk on LEGO bricks.
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Now, Sawaya is an author, speaker, and one of the most popular, award-winning contemporary artists of our time. For more information about Nathan Sawaya and his artwork, visit www.nathansawaya.com. For more information about THE ART OF THE BRICK, visit www.brickartist.com.
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Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee to meet Friday, January 20 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/17/17 9:48 AM
The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee meets Friday, January 20 from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 473, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: Announcements, public comment, old business, subcommittees, new business, agenda items for next meeting, adjourn.

For those who can't attend in person there is a toll-free phone number: 1 888-808-6929; Participant Code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Jeffrey Puterbaugh at 503-947-1189 or Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about this meeting, please contact: Theresa Powell theresa.a.powell@state.or.us
First tax return for marijuana retailers due soon
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 01/17/17 8:24 AM
The year is just starting, but for many who sold recreational marijuana in October, November or December, there are already tax obligations they need to fulfill.

For medical marijuana dispensaries that were selling recreational marijuana products under the temporary early start provisions--which ended December 31--their final returns and tax remittances are due by January 31. For retailers who were licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) during fourth-quarter 2016, their first returns are also due by the end of January. Dispensaries will file their final returns on paper, but retailers are required to file electronically using Revenue Online at www.oregon.gov/dor. Many businesses will be responsible for filing two returns for the fourth quarter: one on paper, and one online.

Businesses making payments in cash should schedule their payment appointments as soon as possible, as there are a limited number of appointments available throughout the month, and those for the end of the month tend to fill up quickly.

Additionally, with the end of early start, the permanent state tax rate of 17 percent is now in effect for all recreational marijuana sales, and those sales can only be made at licensed retail facilities. Consumers in many areas throughout Oregon may see an additional 3-percent local tax added to their recreational marijuana purchases.

The majority of municipalities with this additional local tax are entering into agreements authorizing the Oregon Department of Revenue to collect local marijuana taxes on their behalf. This will determine how businesses file and remit their local taxes. If the Department of Revenue is collecting for the municipality, businesses will file one quarterly return and make one monthly remittance for both state and local taxes. If the municipality is handling their own collections, businesses will have to work with the local government to determine local filing and remittance requirements. They'll still be responsible for filing and remitting state taxes as required by the Department of Revenue.

For more information about state and local recreational marijuana taxes, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/marijuana or contact the Department of Revenue's Marijuana Tax Program by phone at (503) 947-2597 or email at marijuanatax.DOR@oregon.gov. For questions about licensing for recreational marijuana retailers, visit the Oregon Liquor Control Commission's (OLCC) website at www.oregon.gov/olcc/marijuana.