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Sexual Assault Investigation
Bend Police Dept. - 02/21/17 5:30 PM
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Case # 2017-50717

Date & Time of Incident: 02/14/15 -- 0412 hours
Type of Incident: Sexual Assault Investigation
Location of Incident: Bend, Oregon

Suspect Information:

Christopher Michael Stout, 43 year old Prineville Resident

Victim:

15 year old juvenile

Narrative:

On February 14 Bend Police Officers and Detectives learned that 42 year old Michael Stout arranged a sexual encounter with a 15 year old juvenile. The meeting took place at the Bend Double Tree Hotel in January 2017. The investigation revealed Stout met the juvenile on Tumblr, which is a social networking website. After the encounter at the motel, Stout made several other attempts to contact the juvenile through social networking sites.

On February 21st, 2017, Bend Police Detectives and Prineville Police Officers located and arrested Stout at his residence on SW 2nd St. in Prineville, Oregon. A search warrant was served at Stout's residence following his arrest. Numerous evidentiary items were seized during the service of the search warrant. Stout was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the listed charges.

The Bend Police Department actively participates in programs with our community partners to monitor, educate, and proactively investigate crimes against children.

Charges:
Sodomy in the 3rd Degree.....2 counts
Luring.....46 counts
Using Child in the Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct 163.670....4 counts
Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the Second Degree....20 counts
Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.....2 counts
Possession of Methamphetamine.....1 count
OSP Seeks the Public's Help with a Wounding of a Deer in the Cherry Grove Area - Washington County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 5:17 PM
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The Oregon State Police and Oregon Hunters Association are seeking information about a blacktail doe which was shot with an arrow out of season. The incident occurred in the area of Cherry Grove, Oregon and was first noticed by neighbors on Saturday Feb 11, 2017.

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of deer, as well as many other species. The reward in this case is currently $500.

If you would like to report information about this incident please refer to State Police case number SP17048082.

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

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100


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***Update 2*** Name released in Officer Involved Shooting - Jackson County
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 4:05 PM
The suspect involved is identified as Justin Daniel LOPEZ, age 21, of Central Point. He remains in the hospital in critical condition-no further information is available.

All future information will be released and at the direction of the Jackson County District Attorney's office.

End of update

Previous Release:

On February 19th, 2017, at about 3:00am, a Central Point Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations in the area of E. Pine St. and the I-5 overpass. The vehicle eluded the officer and eventually came to a stop in Don Jones Park off of Hamrick Rd.

The driver of the eluding vehicle exited and approached the officer while holding a firearm. This resulted in the officer firing his duty weapon at the suspect. The suspect/driver was shot and transported to an area hospital for treatment of potentially life threatening injuries. The Officer was uninjured during the incident.

As per standard protocol, the Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated and the Oregon State Police is leading the investigation in conjunction with the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

MADIU is comprised of investigators from OSP, Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Central Point Police Department, Ashland Police Department and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Investigators were assisted on scene by Mercy Flights, Fire District #3 and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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Previous Release:

On February 19, 2017 at about 3:00AM, a Central Point Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle eventually stopped near the intersection of Vilas Rd. and Hamrick Rd.

An encounter occurred between the male operator of the vehicle and the Central Point Police Officer resulting in the officer firing his duty weapon. The male operator was shot and transported to an area hospital for treatment of potentially life threatening injuries. The male operator was believed to be in possession of a firearm at the time of the shooting.

The Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated and the Oregon State Police is leading the investigation per the request of the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

MADIU is comprised of investigators from OSP, Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Central Point Police Department, Ashland Police Department and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Investigators were assisted on scene by Mercy Flights, Fire District #3 and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The investigation at the scene is nearly complete. Anyone who witnessed or heard the incident is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600.

There are no plans to hold a press briefing and no further information is available for release at this time.
Regional Forest Practices committees to meet during the last week of February in Roseburg and Prineville
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 02/21/17 4:03 PM
NOTE: Corrected news release. Subsequent corrections to the news release to reflect that recommendations on streamside protection are for the Siskiyou AND eastern Oregon regions.




News Release

Release date: Feb. 21, 2017

Contact:
Jim Gersbach, Public Information Officer, Salem, 503-945-7245
Kyle Abraham, Deputy Chief, Private Forests Division, Salem, 503-945-7473


(SALEM) Two Regional Forest Practice committees will submit their formal recommendations on streamside protection for the Siskiyou and eastern Oregon regions to the Oregon Department of Forestry during public conference calls in these dates and locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 22 -- 10 to 11 a.m.
ODF's Prineville District Office
3501 East Third St.
Prineville, OR 97754

Friday, Feb. 24 -- 9 to 10 a.m.
Douglas Forest Protective Association office
1758 NE Airport Way
Roseburg, OR 97470

The public can also participate in these conference calls at this location:

Sun Pass Conference Room
Oregon Department of Forestry, Building D
2600 State St.
Salem, OR 97310

ODF had previously asked the Southwest and Eastern Oregon committees last year to prepare their priorities as the agency looks at potential updates to streamside protection rules to benefit fish and wildlife and water quality in the Siskiyou region. ODF is gathering the information from regional committees to help the Oregon Board of Forestry set priorities around stream protection in Oregon.

Public meetings
The public is welcome to attend both meetings. The meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting. For more information about attending the meeting, please contact Susan Dominique at 503-945-7502.

About the Regional Forest Practice Committees
Regional Forest Practice committees are panels of citizens -- mandated under Oregon law -- that advise the Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice committees serve the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state. They were created by the Oregon Forest Practices Act in 1971. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice committee members are private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies. The Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee is based in Roseburg and the Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committee in Prineville.

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Landslide Closure South Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/21/17 3:59 PM
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The Marion County Public Works Department has been working through the day to clear a landslide that blocked a section of River Road South between Sawmill and Orville Roads. The slide brought down numerous trees and power lines during the collapse.

Road crews estimate the slide spilled some 200 yards of debris or roughly 20 dump truck loads. The road crews anticipate the slide will be cleared and the roadway potentially reopened around 6 pm this evening. As a precaution crews will be monitoring slide overnight.


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OSP Traffic Stop Results in large Methamphetamine Seizure (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 3:38 PM
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On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 1:45PM, an OSP Trooper stopped a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on I-84 near MP 71 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as follows; the driver, 28 year old Edgar Vidal Nuno Naranjo from Rosarito, Mexico and passenger, 24 year old Oscar Arnulfo Fuller Leyva from Tijuana, Mexico.

During the course of the contact, the Trooper suspected the occupants were involved in criminal activity. Both Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva provided their written consent to search the vehicle. Four large packages of suspected methamphetamine was discovered inside the vehicle in a cardboard box. The total approximate weight of the seized narcotics is 13.2 pounds.

Nuno Naranjo and Fuller Leyva were both taken into custody without incident and were lodged at Northern Oregon Corrections (NORCOR) in The Dalles. While the ultimate destination of these narcotics is uncertain, this seizure keeps a large quantity of narcotics from reaching our communities. OSP drug enforcement is continuing the investigation.

Photo credit of the suspects: NORCOR.
Photo credit of the narcotics: OSP.


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Oregon Cultural Trust donations top $4.5 million for second consecutive year (Photo)
Oregon Arts Commission - 02/21/17 2:20 PM
A Japanese display at the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum. The center received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant to preserve and digitize close to 50,000 local photos of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985.
A Japanese display at the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum. The center received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant to preserve and digitize close to 50,000 local photos of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985.
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Salem, Ore. -- Oregonians invested more than $4.55 million in the Oregon Cultural Trust in 2016, topping the $4.5 million mark for the second straight year. The funds will support cultural organizations across the state.

"Once again Oregonians have shown their commitment to protecting our famous quality of life," said Cultural Trust Executive Director Brian Rogers. "We are deeply grateful for their commitment to our shared cultural values."

"It's another exciting year for the Cultural Trust as our visibility and impact in communities across the state continues to grow," said Carole Morse, chair of the Cultural Trust Board of Directors. "We appreciate our donors making culture a priority during a very eventful year."

The total includes $395,787 raised through the Willamette Week Give!Guide, an 11 percent increase over 2015. It also includes an increase in corporate giving, including donations from Intel employees and a subsequent matching gift from the company totaling $38,575, and continued online giving growth.

The donation total for 2016 comes within a few thousand dollars, less than half of one percent, of matching record fundraising results for 2015.

More than half of the money raised will be distributed directly to Oregon's cultural groups this summer; the remainder will grow the Cultural Trust permanent fund. Cultural Trust grants are distributed through five Statewide Cultural Partners -- Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Humanities and the Oregon State Office of Historic Preservation -- as well as to 45 county/tribal coalitions and directly to cultural nonprofits via Cultural Development Grants.

The more than 100 projects supported by the Cultural Trust in 2017 include:
Boom Arts' Portland presentation of "Spiritrials," a timely, imaginative theater production about racial profiling and drug sentencing laws;
South Coast Folk Society's creation of a permanent folk orchestra on the Southern Oregon Coast to enrich cultural life and bring new resources to local communities;
Four Rivers Cultural Center's preservation and digitalization of about 50,000 photographs of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985 by two local photographers, essential to the history of the Ontario community;
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's development, rehearsal, premiere and surrounding community partnerships for "Off the Rails" by Native American playwright Randy Reinholz;
A statewide tour by Literary Arts' 2017 Oregon Book Award-winning authors;
Musical instruction, leadership opportunities and positive adult mentorship for marginalized youth at Portland's My Voice Music;
OperaBend's performances of Puccini's "La Boheme" in rural Oregon communities;
Chetco Historical Memorial Committee's preservation of the remains of a prehistoric Native American site at the Port of Brookings Harbor;
Construction of a new gallery and performance venue at Portland's Japanese Garden; and
A dedicated teen programming room and digital media lab at The Dalles-Wasco County Library.

For a full list of Cultural Trust grant projects, visit www.culturaltrust.org.

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Attached Media Files: A Japanese display at the Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum. The center received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant to preserve and digitize close to 50,000 local photos of Japanese Americans taken between 1945 and 1985. , My Voice Music received a 2017 Cultural Trust grant for music instruction, leadership opportunities and positive adult mentorship for marginalized youth.
Marijuana tax collections numbers updated
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 02/21/17 2:00 PM
SALEM, Ore.--The Department of Revenue received $5.3 million in marijuana tax payments in January 2017. This puts the state's total marijuana tax collections at $65.4 million. 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.
Media Advisory: Federal change on transgender guidance should not affect Oregon
Ore. School Boards Assn. - 02/21/17 12:40 PM
The federal government is expected to reverse ground on its Title IX guidance regarding transgender students, perhaps as soon as today. Because Oregon has separate state law that remains unchanged, the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) does not expect the federal change to have an immediate effect in this state.

"Oregon schools are prohibited from discriminating against transgender students and staff -- that remains unchanged," said Spencer Lewis, an OSBA member services attorney.

Lewis, who has become an authority on transgender issues in schools in recent years, is available to respond to reporter questions about the federal change. He can be reached at slewis@osba.org

OSBA is a member services organization for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, education service districts and community colleges. It also provides services to charter schools and their boards.
Oregon Credit Unions' "Save to Win" Accounts Changing Lives (Photo)
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 02/21/17 11:13 AM
Joyce Becker, a member of Fibre Federal Credit Union, won $5,000 and built her savings with Save To Win
Joyce Becker, a member of Fibre Federal Credit Union, won $5,000 and built her savings with Save To Win
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Win-Win Program Helps Savers Build Assets, Vie for Cash Prizes
TIGARD, OR-Do you want 2017 to be the year you finally start saving money? Open a Save to Win account at an Oregon credit union. Discover the win-win opportunity that helps you build your financial strength--and includes cash prize drawings of up to $5,000.

Prizes for saving? Who does that?
Save to Win accounts are tailored to people just like you--hard workers who don't find it easy to save. How simple is it? Open an account at one of the nine Oregon credit unions where Save to Win is offered, and the more you save, the more opportunities you have to win. For every $25 you save, up to $250 a month, you earn an entry into a cash prize drawing.
It's working out for Dalton Debord, a member of Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Credit Union in Portland. He's already won an extra $200 since opening his account only four months ago.
"Awesome!" said Debord when he learned of his winnings. "I've never been a big saver," he said, adding the credit union staff was always encouraging him to save. He opened his Save to Win account and "never looked back. The savings account just took off. I'm really glad I did it."

Since Debord's credit union started offering Save to Win accounts last spring, he and fellow Ironworkers have already picked up over $3,000 in prize money. Collectively, more than 800 Oregonians are taking advantage of the program, which began in the Beaver State just a year ago
More than 500 members of Northwest Community Credit Union have already opened Save to Win Accounts.

"This program has helped our members learn the value of saving by being able to put aside small amounts of money to accomplish goals they never thought they could reach.," said Jenifer McFadden, Marketing Manager for the Eugene-based credit union. "

Added Kasey Rockwell, Director of Credit Union Relations at Portland-based USAgencies Credit Union, "All of our members and potential members can benefit from having a savings account. Some need a little incentive to get started, and Save to Win is the perfect solution. Who doesn't like the idea of winning money?"
Connect with one of these participating Oregon credit unions today, and influence your brighter future with a Save to Win account:
Mid Oregon Credit Union; Bend
Northwest Community Credit Union; Eugene
Old West Federal Credit Union; John Day
Pacific Northwest Ironworkers Federal Credit Union; Portland
Point West Credit Union; Portland
St. Helens Community Credit Union; St. Helens
Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union; Portland
United Advantage Northwest Federal Credit Union; Portland
USAgencies Credit Union; Portland

Credit unions are the only financial institutions offering Save to Win accounts in Oregon. The key difference between local credit unions and other financial services providers is credit unions' not-for-profit, cooperative structure. At a credit union, you're a member, and an owner. Unlike for-profit financial institutions that must pay stockholders, credit unions return benefits back to you in the form of lower fees, better interest rates, and other services you need, such as Save to Win accounts.
Not a credit union member yet?
Nearly all Oregonians are eligible for credit union membership. Own your money. To find a credit union that's convenient for you, please visit www.asmarterchoice.org.

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 180 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 6 million consumer members. Northwest Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members. Credit unions help members achieve their financial goals.


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SAIF's free ag safety seminar coming to Bandon, Feb. 27
SAIF - 02/21/17 10:31 AM
Summary: The seminar, which is free to anyone interested in agricultural safety, will be on Monday, February 27 at "the Barn," Bandon's Conference and Community Center. The seminars will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and lunch is included. Photos from recent presentations are available.
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As one of Oregon's largest industries, agriculture also tends to suffer its share of injuries and illnesses.

To reduce the number and severity of injuries in the industry, SAIF has presented free, half-day agricultural safety seminars across the state for more than 20 years. Each year the not-for-profit company reaches more supervisors, managers, and other workers and, hopefully, prevents more injuries.

Designed primarily for people working in agriculture, anyone with an interest in ag safety and health is welcome to attend. (They don't have to be insured by SAIF.) The seminars run from November to March.

For the past 12 years, several of the sessions also have been presented in Spanish.

Employers with small ag businesses who attend the seminar will meet OSHA's instructional requirement, one of four requirements that exempt small agricultural operations from random OSHA inspections.

This year, seminars will be held in 16 Oregon cities: Bandon, Central Point, Clackamas, Corvallis, Eugene, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Ontario, Salem, The Dalles, Wilsonville, and Woodburn.

Spanish-language seminars will be held in Central Point, Hermiston, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, Salem, The Dalles, Woodburn, and Wilsonville.

The seminars -- which begin November 1 in Ontario -- are held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and include lunch.

Topics for the 2016-17 series:
Learning to S.I.T. | A simple, three-step approach to help make training more effective. The session focuses on effective teaching strategies while demonstrating applicable safety tips share within your operation.

Clearing the air on pesticide safety | We'll cover Worker Protection Standard rule changes for 2017 and 2018, proper storage and handling of the typical crop protection materials, and some real-world hazards to avoid when spraying.

Farm shop safety: improving your odds | Tips to avoid injury, stay in compliance, and use the farm shop to set higher standards for other work areas--featuring SAIF's new farm shop safety video.

Welding safety and other hot topics | Safety tips to reduce burns, eye injuries, and help manage toxic fumes while describing several unique fire hazards; plus skin cancer health facts, prevention, and detection guidelines.

This seminar series will not offer private applicator pesticide "core" credits.

The Oregon State Landscaping Contractors Board has approved the seminar for four hours of continuing education credits.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has approved the seminar for four hours of producer continuing education credits.

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended. You may register online at saif.com/agseminar or call 800.285.8525. We'll confirm by email as soon as we receive your registration. About one week before the seminar, we'll send you an email reminder with the location address. If you have any questions, please call 800.285.8525.

Get more information, or view the schedule of seminars, at http://www.saif.com/agseminar.

About SAIF
SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit, state-chartered workers' compensation insurance company. Since 1914 it has been caring for injured workers and helping to make workplaces safer. For more, visit the About SAIF page on saif.com
Search and Rescue Called to Stranded Skier (Photo)
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/21/17 9:20 AM
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On Saturday, February 18, 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue unit was dispatched to the area of the Twin Lakes Trailhead for a stranded cross country skier.

Robert Roloson, age 38 of Tigard, Oregon had been cross country skiing when he suffered an equipment malfunction. Roloson was prepared and well equipped for an emergency and the snowy weather and had spent the night on the trail.

The Douglas County Snow Cat team was sent in to locate and extract Roloson back to his vehicle. He was found to be in good condition. Planning ahead and being prepared for circumstances such as this, contributed to Roloson's survival for an unexpected night outdoors.


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Attempted Murder Investigation (Photo)
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/21/17 9:13 AM
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At approximately 7:57 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, Deputies were advised of a shooting at the Rose Villa Apartments located at 2525 NE Stephens Street in Roseburg.

Deputies responded to the apartment complex and located 39 year old Brandon James Wilson of Roseburg suffering from a gunshot wound. Wilson was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center and later transferred to another hospital to receive higher level of care. He is expected to survive.

Detectives identified the shooter as 34 year old Vincent Anthony Findlay of Roseburg. Findlay was questioned and ultimately arrested. He was lodged at the Douglas County Jail for Attempted Murder.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detectives Division Tip Line at 541-957-2099 or dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us


Attached Media Files: Vincent Findlay
Marine Board Seeks Public Comment on Petitions for Rogue River
Oregon Marine Board - 02/21/17 8:32 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board received a petition on February 13, 2017, for boat operations on the Upper Rogue River in Jackson County.

The petitioners are proposing to adopt a new rule in OAR 250-020-0151 to ban boats propelled by jet pump or air propeller drives from Table Rock Road Bridge (at mile 131.3) upstream to the barrier dam at Cole Rivers Fish Hatchery (mile 155.7), except for emergencies, law enforcement, and emergency training by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

The petitioners cite user conflict, preserving traditional uses, respecting the interests of riverfront landowners, avoiding conflict with fish and wildlife and public safety as key drivers for the petition.

Written comments are being accepted until Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5 pm and can be submitted via email to osmb.rulemaking@oregon.gov or by U.S. mail to: June LeTarte, Administrative Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial St. NE, Suite 400, P.O. Box 14145, Salem, OR 97309-5056. Comments via telephone will not be accepted.

To view the petition, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/info/Pages/Rulemaking-and-Public-Notices.aspx.
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Oregon State Police's new "CAR CARE PROGRAM" (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/21/17 7:57 AM
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In an effort to improve public safety and assist the communities we serve, the Oregon State Police (OSP) is proud to announce a partnership with Advance Auto Parts/Carquest Auto Parts on our new "Car Care Program."

OSP Troopers will be offering drivers stopped for a minor equipment violation a voucher that provides a discount on automotive parts purchased at any Advance Auto Parts or participating Carquest Auto Parts store.

According to OSP Superintendent Travis Hampton, "When an OSP Trooper stops a vehicle for an equipment violation, they understand some individuals defer maintenance on their automobile to pay for other necessities instead, such as groceries and rent. The Car Care Program allows us in a small way to assist individuals and families with improving the safety of their vehicle and our highways. Every OSP Trooper understands they can influence the trajectory of a person's life, which is why 'Compassion' is a core value of our agency."

"We're pleased to partner with the Oregon State Police on the 'Car Care Program,'" said Advance's chief marketing officer, Walter Scott. "Advance is passionate about serving our customers and communities and our team members are always ready with the parts and advice that customers' need to keep their vehicles running safely."

Starting February 21, 2017, the Oregon State Police will start distributing these vouchers statewide. In 2016, the Oregon State Police issued over 20,000 warnings/citations for equipment violations. Seventy-seven percent of these violations were due to ORS 816.330 - Operating without Required Lighting. Required lighting includes all external vehicle lighting such as blinkers, headlights, and tail lights. These violations directly affect the safety of all vehicles on our roadways.


Attached Media Files: OSP, Advanced Auto Parts and Car Quest Auto Parts Group Image
Mon. 02/20/17
OSP Seeks Public Assistance Identifying Witnesses of a Single Vehicle Crash on Highway 26 - Clatsop County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 02/20/17 4:53 PM
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On Wednesday February 15, 2017, at about 1:15 p.m., OSP Troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 29.5, in Clatsop County. The crash involved a black, newer model Dodge Challenger that went off the roadway and came to rest on a steep embankment. Emergency medical responders at the scene were in contact with a possible witness that left the scene prior to Trooper's arrival.

OSP is asking anyone with information or witnesses of the crash, to call OSP North Plains Sergeant Darin LaDick at (503) 647-7631 or NCC Dispatch at (503) 375-3555.


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Residential Structure Fire - 707 W. Pilger Street (Photo)
Roseburg Fire Dept. - 02/20/17 9:58 AM
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Contact Name: Fire Chief Gregg Timm

Headline: Residential Structure Fire -- 707 W. Pilger Street

Narrative:

At 2:42 a.m. on February 20th, the occupants of a single-family residence located at 707 W. Pilger Street called 911 to report their home was on fire. Firefighters were advised that all occupants had exited the residence.

Responding firefighters from the Roseburg Fire Department arrived on scene to find the residential structure and detached garage to be fully involved with fire and heavy smoke.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it reached nearby homes but the home and detached garage sustained extensive structural and water damage. Five residents and several pets were able to safely escape the residence, but one dog perished in the fire. The American Red Cross responded and is providing assistance to the displaced residents.

A total of 12 firefighters assisted with firefighting operations. Other agencies assisting with the fire included the Roseburg Police Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Pacific Power, and Avista Utilities.

The structure suffered approximately $75,000.00 in damage. Fire investigators were on scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This fire is an unfortunate reminder of how quickly a fire can start and spread throughout the house. The Roseburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone to ensure working smoke alarms are installed in your home and to have an escape route in place.

For more information, please contact Fire Chief Gregg Timm at 541.492.6717 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


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Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Five People in Roseburg
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 02/20/17 5:07 AM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 3:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in the 700 block of W. Pilger Street in Roseburg, Douglas County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected five adults and several pets.

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

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Sat. 02/18/17
Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting One Person in Eugene
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 02/18/17 10:56 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the 300 block of W. 10th Avenue in Eugene, Lane County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected one adult.

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

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Red Cross Responds to Home Disaster Affecting Three People in Reedsport
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 02/18/17 10:50 PM
Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster at approximately 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the 1000 block of N. 8th Street in Reedsport, Douglas County, Ore.

The single-family fire affected three adults and several pets.

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

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

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. We provide hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.
Civil Air Patrol Assists In Successful Search For Missing Condon Couple
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 02/18/17 7:39 PM
Two adults from Condon Oregon, missing since Friday on a trip to Idaho, were found alive and well early Saturday morning by the Kootenai County Idaho Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Civil Air Patrols Cellular Phone Forensic Team.
 
"The cell phone forensics team pinpointed where they could possibly be and their efforts provided a key clue that redirected the search and led to the rescue." said Lt. Col. Thomas Traver of the Oregon Wing Civil Air Patrol

Ground search and rescue crews located the couple inside their car that had gotten stuck in the ice. They were both in good condition since they had properly prepared for the trip with warm clothing , food, water and blankets.
 
The CAP' s role in the search began with the AFRCC's assistance being requested by the Kootenai County Sheriffs Office.

The CAP's NHQC team began providing cellular forensics support which provided initial analysis of data and with processing updated information as it became available.  NHQC was able to initially provide a relatively large search area followed by a very small search area - which then allowed local search and rescue searchers to focus their efforts and locate the missing couple.
 
"To be part of bringing them home safe is an honor to be relished."  mentioned Major
Justin Ogden, CAP Cellular Forensics Technical Specialist at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.
Injury Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash
Bend Police Dept. - 02/18/17 3:39 PM
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017 Case # 2017-0055720

Date & Time of Incident: 02-17-17 at 2113 hours
Type of Incident: Felony Hit and Run/ Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
Location of Incident: NW Bond/ NW Franklin



Suspect Vehicle Description:
Gray or Black pick-up, possibly a Dodge Ram 2500 or similar. Lifted with oversized tires


Narrative:
Bend Police and Fire responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian motor vehicle crash in the area of NW Bond and NW Franklin on 02-17-17 at approximately 2113 hours. It was reported a vehicle struck a pedestrian and fled from the scene.

On arrival of officers, an injured female adult was located and transported to St. Charles Medical Center. The injuries are not life threatening. Officers learned the adult female had been crossing the road in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by the unknown suspect vehicle.

The Bend Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating the suspect vehicle and asks anyone with information to please call the Bend Police Department through the non-emergency dispatch line of 541-693-6911.
Fri. 02/17/17
National Heart Month event Feb. 20 at Salem Health CHEC (Photo)
Salem Health - 02/17/17 11:39 AM
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If you've ever raced up a flight of stairs or chased a tennis ball, you know what a racing heart feels like. For 2.6 million Americans, this feeling is a way of life. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is the fastest-growing heart disease in our community, according to Salem Health Cardiology Services. That's the bad news. The good news? Local cardiologists are ready to treat this disease with the latest technology and expertise right here in Salem.

Salem Health Cardiology Services Director Brandon Schmidgall says thanks to a large donation by the Salem Health Foundation and collaboration with independent cardiologists, Salem Health has added the latest heart monitoring and treatment equipment, will soon add another surgery suite -- and more cardiologists to keep up with demand.

NATIONAL HEART MONTH SPECIAL EVENT
To learn more about how Salem Health is leading the way with A-fib treatment, attend I Got Rhythm, a presentation by Oregon Heart Center cardiologist Matthew Fedor, MD, on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Salem Health CHEC, 939 Oak St. SE. The free event starts at 4 p.m. and is open to all in recognition of National Heart Month -- and will include booths and displays, wellness information and a heart-healthy cooking demonstration. Register to attend by calling the CHEC at 503-814-2432.

MORE ABOUT A-FIB
The first option to curb A-fib is usually medication to control heart rate and/or rhythm. If that fails, a non-invasive procedure called an "ablation" is done by an electrophysiologist (a physician who specializes in these procedures) in a catheterization lab. Using a guided catheter, physicians destroy (ablate) the tissue that causes irregular rhythm, thus restoring the heart to a normal rhythm.

"A-fib treatment is among the most technically advanced and complicated procedures we perform in the cath lab," Schmidgall said, noting that physicians are precisely guided to the "misfiring" heart tissue sites by a digital map, where they can "burn" (with radio-frequency) or "freeze" tissue (with cryoablation), often a combination of both.

THE BEST RIGHT HERE IN SALEM
"If you have a procedure here, about 10 experts surround you, including two MDs, even reps from our equipment vendors," said Valli Brunken, Salem Health cath lab manager. She noted that technologists have on average 10 to 20 years' experience. "Rather than compete with each other, providers collaborate for the best outcomes, which results in the best care. You won't be in better hands."

Salem Health took a rare glimpse into A-fib from a personal point of view. Read the story of three staff members written by "survivor" Shannon Priem on Salem Health's Facebook page.

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.


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Thu. 02/16/17
OR 36 Mapleton-Junction City Highway blocked by landslide west of Triangle Lake (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 02/16/17 8:31 PM
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A landslide has blocked OR 36 Mapleton-Junction City Highway at milepost 25, two miles west of Triangle Lake. The road is likely to be closed through the weekend and travelers should take alternate routes. Check TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1 for current road conditions.


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Deputies Seeking Assistance in Locating Missing Aurora Man ***Corrections Suspects Age*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/16/17 4:14 PM
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Correction: Edward Fitchett is 59 years of age.



This morning around 8:00 a.m., detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at the residence of Henry Conly Fitchett, age 87, located in the 21000 block of Hubbard Cutoff Road NE near Aurora. Henry Conly Fitchett was reported missing on January 29th of this year by family members. During the search, detectives found the deceased body of Henry Conly Fitchett inside of his residence.

Edward Fitchett, age 59, Henry Conly Fitchett's son, has been arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Theft I, Criminal Mistreatment I, Identity Theft I and Abuse of a Corpse. This is an active criminal investigation. An autopsy will be scheduled and performed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office will not provide any further details surrounding our investigation at this time. Mr. Edward Fitchett is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex.




January 29th, of this year, deputies were called to a residence in the 21000 block of Hubbard Cutoff Road NE near Aurora to investigate a missing person. Family told deputies that Henry Conley Fitchett Jr., age 87, has been missing since September of 2016. Mr. Fitchett is 5'02" tall, 169 lbs, with gray hair and blue eyes.

Family believes Mr. Conley may have moved to the Estacada area with a girlfriend but he has not been seen or heard from since. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding Mr. Conley to please call our tip line at 503-540-8079 or you can text your tip to TIPMCSO at 847411, you may remain anonymous.


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Fatal Structure Fire Investigation
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/16/17 3:41 PM
UPDATE 02/16/2017

Today the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of the fatal structure fire in Glide, Oregon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

The victim has been identified as 51 year old Glide resident Kimberly Marie Down.

The cause and origin of the fire will be determined by the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office. There are no indications of foul play.

Next of kin has been notified.

END UPDATE

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 2:32 am, the Douglas County 9-1-1 center received a report of a structure fire in the 100-block of Estella Street in Glide.

The structure was fully engulfed upon arrival of the fire department. After the fire was knocked down, the remains of a victim were located in the home.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is working with the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office to determine cause and origin of the fire.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or by email at dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us

The identity of the victim will be determined by the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office.
Salem Police receives donation of essential crime scene tool (Photo)
Salem Police Dept. - 02/16/17 2:42 PM
The tent, donated by the Carrick Family, will help maintain the integrity of a crime scene and preserve the privacy of victims and their families.
The tent, donated by the Carrick Family, will help maintain the integrity of a crime scene and preserve the privacy of victims and their families.
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Protecting the integrity of a crime scene is essential, but even more so when officers have the need to protect the dignity and privacy of an individual. Now, thanks to the Salem Police Foundation and local donors, Michael and Beverly Carrick, the police department has a large crime scene tent for just such circumstances.

Ten feet by ten feet in size, the tent will serve to shield the victim, the evidence and even passersby in circumstances when the scene may be in the full view of the public. The structure will even provide protection of the scene from the elements.

"Preserving evidence until investigations are complete is crucial for any crime scene," said Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw, Support Division Commander. "But it becomes even more important when we want to preserve the privacy of a victim as some crime settings may be sensitive to them and their families."

The tent was donated by the Carricks through the Salem Police Foundation. It was at the foundation's annual event, Breakfast with the Chief, when Michael Carrick became aware of the need.

The generosity of the Carricks is not new to the Salem Police Department. In 2013, the Carrick Family gifted funds for the purchase of a modern fuming chamber to develop latent prints. Previously, the department utilized a fish tank to process fingerprints from evidence. Each year since, the Carricks have made a donation to the Salem Police Foundation in support of the police department's needs.

Said Bellshaw, "The donation of the Crime Scene Body Shield by the Carricks is just another demonstration of the care they have for their community and their wonderful support of the police department."

The next Salem Police Foundation Breakfast with the Chief is February 22. For more information go to www.salempolicefoundation.org.

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Attached Media Files: The tent, donated by the Carrick Family, will help maintain the integrity of a crime scene and preserve the privacy of victims and their families. , From left: Michael and Beverly Carrick with Support Division Lt. Michael Bennett
Marion County Farm Bureau offers CPR/First Aid/AED classes in English, Spanish
Oregon Farm Bureau - 02/16/17 10:58 AM
Marion County Farm Bureau offers CPR/First Aid/AED classes in English and Spanish.

"Besides giving a voice to local farm and ranch families at the capitol, Marion County Farm Bureau promotes agriculture health and safety," said Marion County Farm Bureau President John Zielinski. "It's important that farm owners and their employees are certified in CPR and receive First Aid training. You never want to have to use those skills, but it's good to be prepared."

Up to two people from a farm with Marion County Farm Bureau voting membership can attend for free. Additional attendees or those without Farm Bureau membership can register for $50.

English Session 1 (up to 12 attendees): Tuesday, March 7, 8:30 am -- 12:30 pm; Oregon Farm Bureau office, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Salem. Refreshments included.

English Session 2 (up to 12 attendees): Tuesday, March 7, 1 pm -- 5 pm; Oregon Farm Bureau office, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Salem. Refreshments included.

Spanish Session 3 (up to 8 attendees): Monday, March 20, 9 am -- 4 pm; Oregon Farm Bureau office, 1320 Capitol St. NE, Salem. Lunch and refreshments included.

Class space is limited. To register, contact Jessica Carpenter at 503.378.0595 or jessica@marioncofarm.com. Or submit a registration form available at http://www.marioncofarm.com/events/.

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Note to Editors: "Farm Bureau" is a registered trademark; please capitalize in all cases.
Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on Day Without Immigrants
Oregon Farm Bureau - 02/16/17 7:59 AM
Oregon Farm Bureau Statement on Day Without Immigrants

Feb. 16, 2017, Salem, Oregon: "Immigrants, migrants, and guest workers are vital contributors to the U.S. economy. Farm Bureau recognizes and honors their contributions to agriculture and other sectors. We will continue to advocate for a workable immigration policy that meets the needs of the economy; gives employers access to a legal, reliable workforce; and provides national security."

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Wed. 02/15/17
Athletics for the Mind, the 50th Annual State Chess Tournament
Chess for Success - 02/15/17 2:09 PM
When: March 10 and 11, 2017
Where: Oregon Convention Center

After more than two months of regional competitions, over 500 qualifying K-12 students will convene at the Oregon Convention Center for the Chess for Success 50th Annual State Chess Tournament. The State Chess Tournament is an opportunity for students to exercise their brains and compete for both individual and team titles. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Friday March 10 and Saturday March 11.

Chess for Success has been facilitating the tournament since 1998 after being founded by OMSI and the Oregonian in 1967. Chess for Success (CFS) is a Portland based non-profit organization whose mission is to help children succeed in school and in life through learning chess. The organization runs chess clubs in more than 80 schools throughout the state of Oregon serving more than 3,400 kids. To learn more visit their website, www.chessforsuccess.org.

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Learn to prevent Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse in a local workshop
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 02/15/17 1:03 PM
(Salem) -- The Senior Medicare Patrol knows how to spot and prevent health care fraud, and a representative will be in Coos County next month to share those tips.

Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers are invited to attend the workshop on:
Avoiding scams
Identifying and reporting billing errors
Protecting your Medicare number from theft

The workshop is Wednesday, March 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Coquille Valley Hospital, 940 E. 5th St., Coquille. To reserve a seat, call 800-722-4134 (toll-free).

"Whether it's a matter of fraud or genuine errors, misspending in Medicare wastes public dollars and can make it harder to get the care you need. The workshop will teach people to prevent both of those problems," said Miranda Mathae, instructor and a member of the Senior Medicare Patrol.

The Senior Medicare Patrol is a federally funded program operated in Oregon by SHIBA, the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program. SHIBA is sponsoring the workshop.

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Oregon SHIBA is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov. Follow DCBS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/OregonDCBS. Receive consumer help and information on insurance, mortgages, investments, workplace safety, and more.
Hardship driving privileges for problem gamblers in treatment passes out of committee
Oregon Lottery - 02/15/17 12:43 PM
This morning the Oregon Senate Committee on Judiciary held a public hearing and work session on Senate Bill 252 and unanimously moved the bill to the Senate floor with a do pass recommendation.

This bill would authorize the Department of Transportation to issue a hardship permit to a person with suspended driving privileges to drive to and from gambling addiction treatment.

The Department of Transportation may currently issue hardship driving permits to individuals for particular purposes, such as driving to and from work, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and transportation of self or family to medical appointments.

The bill now goes to the full Senate for a vote.

The Lottery worked closely with bill sponsor Sen. Kathleen Taylor to draft the language for the bill and bring this issue to the Legislature. As Senator Taylor explained, "SB 252 aims to reduce barriers for individuals seeking treatment to address gambling addiction and minimize any negative impacts from gambling on the Oregon Lottery."

Oregon Lottery Director Pack thanked Sen. Taylor for bringing this bill forward. "We have a fairly special and unique opportunity here," said Pack. "We thought this was a great way to support folks who have problems and make sure that they can easily, or as easily as possible, get to treatment resources when they need it."

The next step for the bill upon passage by the Senate, would be referral to the Speaker of the Oregon House, where it will be assigned to a House committee, and the House will begin its review of the bill.

Oregon Lottery proceeds provide funding for free, confidential and effective problem gambling treatment programs statewide. Since 1992, over $92 million in Lottery funds has been directed to fund problem gambling treatment. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.

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Lebanon Police Suspicious Circumstances - Update 928 Osprey Way
Lebanon Police Dept. - 02/15/17 12:13 PM
UPDATE:
After a search warrant was granted for the residence at 928 Osprey Way, multiple officers, deputies, detectives and members of the Oregon State Police Crime Lab assisted in serving the warrant. Evidence, including a firearm allegedly used in the shooting, was recovered on-scene.

After the initial 911 call where Mr. Garlinghouse indicated Sparki Garlinghouse came at him and attacked him, he gave no further statement. At 2359 HRS on 02/14/17, Jason Allen Garlinghouse, DOB 01/16/84, was charged with Murder and was transported to Linn County Jail.

Lebanon Police Department is still actively investigating this case with the assistance of Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, the state medical examiner, and the Linn County District Attorney's office.

Any further questions may be directed to the Linn County District Attorney's Office at (541) 967-3836.
Quest Diagnostics and PeaceHealth to Increase Access to Innovative, High-Value Laboratory Services in the Pacific Northwest
PeaceHealth - 02/15/17 12:06 PM
Quest to acquire PeaceHealth Laboratories' outreach lab services and assume management of labs located within PeaceHealth's medical centers in three states

MADISON, N.J. and VANCOUVER, Wash. -- February 15, 2017 -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and PeaceHealth, a mission-based not-for-profit healthcare system, have formed a two-part arrangement to enhance the delivery of laboratory services to communities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Under a definitive agreement, Quest Diagnostics will acquire the outreach laboratory services operations of PeaceHealth Laboratories. Under a professional laboratory services agreement, Quest will manage 11 laboratories, which PeaceHealth will continue to own, serving PeaceHealth's medical centers in the three states.

These agreements are designed to improve access to innovative, convenient and high-value laboratory diagnostic services for people in the Pacific Northwest. Physicians and patients will benefit from an enhanced test menu, which includes advanced diagnostic capabilities, and an expanded network of conveniently located patient service centers and other specimen collection sites.

"PeaceHealth is committed to delivering quality, community-focused care that is both accessible and sustainable," said Liz Dunne, PeaceHealth president and chief executive officer. "In our current healthcare landscape, that sometimes means collaborating with organizations that offer the data, tools and resources necessary to stay ahead of the curve in specialized services. After thorough and thoughtful consideration, it became clear that Quest Diagnostics offers the expertise to enhance our services and increase convenient access to care in our communities."

The two organizations also cited their shared values and vision for the future of healthcare as a major factor in the decision.

"PeaceHealth is an innovative health system dedicated to providing outstanding healthcare. Their choice of Quest Diagnostics to deliver diagnostic information services to their communities underscores our value in enabling health systems to optimize their lab strategies in and outside of the hospital setting," said Steve Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics chairman, president and CEO. "It also delivers on our strategy to accelerate growth and drive operational excellence through strategically aligned, accretive acquisitions. We look forward to extending our expertise, innovations and commitment to empowering better health with diagnostic insights in the Pacific Northwest."

Quest Diagnostics and PeaceHealth expect to complete the transaction in the second quarter of 2017, following customary regulatory review. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 43,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.

About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with about 900 providers, a laboratory system, and 10 medical centers. PeaceHealth was founded in 1890 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace to fill a need for health care services in the Pacific Northwest. The Sisters shared financial and personnel resources to open new hospitals. They shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for health care in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship in fulfilling its mission. This is The Spirit of Health.

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Corrections Deputies and Officers to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 02/15/17 11:29 AM
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of Basic Corrections Local #BCL025 on Friday February 24, 2017 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon.

We would like to invite you to join us in observing the ceremony and congratulating Basic Corrections #BCL025 on their successful completion of basic training.
The event will begin at 11 am with a reception to follow after the ceremony. Captain Dan Penland of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office will be the guest speaker.

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

Members of Graduating Class BCL025:

Deputy Sheriff Shanna Abraham
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Sara Aryanfard
Warm Springs Police Department

Deputy Sheriff David Bock
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Brooks
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Marilyn Brooks
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Karrie Call
Northern Oregon Correctional Facility

Deputy Sheriff Charles Carlin
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Terry Chocktoot
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Keith Courtin
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Fleming
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Geertsen
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Bryan Glascoe
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Hamilton
Union County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Oliver Howe
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ross Krafve
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Paul Lancaster
Benton County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Stephanie Larson
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Chad Mathews
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Evan Meyers
Lane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Caitlyn Mittan
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Cameron Moore
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Donald Moore
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Travis Owsley
Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Derrick Peasley
Malheur County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Peterson
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Ashley Pfeifer
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Reichle
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Sarah Rohman
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Taylor Ross
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Anthony Scott
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Karissa Shiflet
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Chezarae Simien
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Eric Skipper
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Jordan Sumner
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Michael Tomei
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Samir Vejo
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Travis Ward
Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Dallas Wilson
Warm Springs Police Department

Deputy Sheriff Nathan Witherspoon
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Corrections Officer Daniel Zitani
Washington County Community Corrections


## 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.
Burglary at Roseburg Transfer Station
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 02/15/17 9:06 AM
On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a burglary which had occurred at the Roseburg Transfer Station (County Dump) located at 384 McClain West in Roseburg.

An investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Saturday, February 11th and the morning of Tuesday February 14th, a suspect had entered a building located on the transfer station property and stole a cash register and an undisclosed amount of cash. Additionally, it was learned there were approximately 10 personal checks which were made payable to Douglas County from various residents, which were also stolen.

The Sheriff's Office urges residents who visited the Roseburg Transfer Station and paid with a personal check between Thursday February 09, 2017 and Saturday, February 11, 2017 to contact their financial institution to determine if there has been any fraudulent activity. Additionally, it is encouraged that you continue to monitor your bank account and credit report for any fraudulent activity. If you believe you have become a victim of fraud related to this incident, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and reference case #17-0652.
Report to physicians: 'Engage in the practice of medicine' when recommending medical marijuana
Oregon Health Authority - 02/15/17 8:04 AM
February 15, 2017



Report to physicians: 'Engage in the practice of medicine' when recommending medical marijuana

New clinical guidelines say it should be done 'within the context of a bona-fide physician-patient relationship'

PORTLAND, Ore.--Physicians should provide medical marijuana patients a level of care that, at minimum, includes a full evaluation, treatment and follow-up plan, with documentation in the patient's medical record, when recommending the drug's use, according to a new Oregon Health Authority report.

A report presented this month to the Oregon Legislature, HB 4014 Clinical Guidelines Work Group: Guidelines for Attending Physicians When Recommending the Medical Use of Marijuana, provides recommendations to physicians on appropriate care of a patient diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions for which the physician is recommending the medical use of marijuana.

Qualifying debilitating conditions include cancer; glaucoma; a degenerative or pervasive neurological condition; positive HIV or AIDS status; or a side effect related to treating these conditions. Also qualifying are a medical condition or treatment for a condition that produces cachexia; severe pain; severe nausea; seizures; persistent muscle spasms; or post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Clinical Guidelines Work Group, created when the Legislature passed House Bill 4014 in 2016, developed the guidelines with the principals that physicians who recommend medical marijuana to a patient engage in the practice of medicine and do so within the context of a bona-fide physician-patient relationship.

"What this report is saying is that patients for whom medical use of marijuana is recommended deserve the same minimum level of care as those prescribed any medication to treat a debilitating condition," said Andre Ourso, manager of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program at the OHA Public Health Division.

The work group consisted of 10 allopathic and osteopathic physicians and a patient advocate, as well as Ourso and state health officer Katrina Hedberg, MD, as ex-officio members.

Patient evaluation includes obtaining a comprehensive medical history, and performing a complete physical examination appropriate to the patient's debilitating medical condition and medical history, the report states. The physician should develop a written treatment plan, including documentation of informed consent, and discuss risks and benefits. The physician should follow up with the treatment plan, conduct ongoing evaluation and treatment, and properly maintain and document health records.

The report also notes that the work group "strongly opposes the smoking of marijuana as a means of therapeutic delivery" because of harms associated with inhaling any kind of smoke, and that several other delivery options are available that pose less risk to patient health.

"Marijuana smoke, like smoke from a cigarette or a wood-burning stove, contains particulate matter, much of which is potentially bad for the lungs, so we do not recommend a patient consume marijuana by smoking it," Hedberg said.

In addition, physicians should advise patients to consume the lowest possible amount of marijuana to achieve discussed treatment goals, according to the guidelines. They also recommend physicians consider the potential negative health effects of using marijuana while also using opioids, and it refers physicians to Oregon's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.

The report is available at http://healthoregon.org/marijuana under "Publications."

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Direct link to the report: http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/marijuana/Documents/OHA-9262-Attending-Physician-Guidelines.pdf