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Thu. 01/18/18
Eisenhower's Phil English to be Inducted in to the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame (Photo)
Yakima Sch. Dist. - 01/18/18 3:02 PM
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Press Release
1/18/2018

Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductees

The Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association will be inducting three new members into their Hall of Fame on Friday, January 19 at the Washington State Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Convention in Tacoma this weekend. The Cross Country Inductions will be held from 5:30pm-7: 00 pm at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma.

Phil English, Track and Cross Country Coach for Eisenhower High School in Yakima is one of the inductees.

Phil English, Eisenhower H.S.
Phil grew up outside a small village in Cullen, County Tipperary, Ireland and graduated from Tipperary
Vocational School in 1973. He started running when he was about 13-years old when a club was started in the local parish. Phil had some success right away and went on to represent Ireland in international competition at schools, junior and senior level in both track and cross country over the next few years. In 1974, Phil was the Irish National Senior Champion in the 3,000m Steeplechase.
Phil attended Washington State University on an athletic scholarship from 1973-1977competing in both cross country and track and field for the Cougars. The team placed in the top-four at the NCAA's all four years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1977 and also earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Education from WSU in 1979. He has been married to his wife Darcy for 39 years and has a daughter Liza and son Michael (along with four grandchildren).
Since 1986 Phil has been teaching and coaching (cross country and track & field) at Eisenhower H.S. in Yakima. He teaches Honors Biology and a college-level course in Anatomy and Physiology. Prior to teaching and coaching at Eisenhower, Phil taught and coached at Carroll H.S. in Yakima from 1979-1986. Carroll H.S. closed permanently in 1986.
Phil never intended to actually get into coaching. His interests were in teaching and research. However, when he started teaching at Carroll in 1979, the head coaching positions were open in both track and cross country. Teaching and coaching were both parts of the same package at the small Catholic school in Yakima. At the time, he was training for the 1980 Irish Olympic Trials in the marathon.
Phil has had a great deal of success in his career. Among his most notable achievements, he is most proud of helping many individuals achieve a college education by attaining college scholarships in cross country/track & field. In addition to that, increasing the status of cross country in the state through the Clear Lake/White Pass Cross Country Camps and Clinics and forming the weekly seasonal Coaches Polls (started in the early 1990's) have been rewarding.
Coaching Honors
League Titles- Girls (21) Boys (21)
District Titles-Girls (21) Boys (22)
State Appearances-Girls (31) Boys (21)
State XC Trophies-Girls (13) Boys (12)
State Titles-Girls (82, 83, 84, 89, 94, 99, 00, 2010) Boys (85, 87 & 2010)
State Track Team Title- Girls (1999) State Track Runner-Up (2000).
Individual Champions-Kathy Rouleau (82), Kris Vickers (83), Robert Price (83, 84, 85), Robin Bryson (1988) and Aleah Thome (1994)
Nike Team Nationals-9th Place Boys team (2004)
Washington State Girls 'Coach of the Year'-1994& 2001 Monday Morning Quarterbacks, Female Team-'Coach of the Year' 1999, 2000 NFHS National Girls 'Coach of the Year'-2001Yakima Sports Awards 'Coach of the Year'-2010 & 11, NFHS Northwest Sectional Boys 'Coach of the Year'-2011



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Salem Woman dies in Fatal Crash in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/18/18 3:00 PM
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On January 17, 2018 at approximately 10:10pm Oregon Police State troopers responded to the report of a single vehicle fatal crash on HWY 22W near milepost 5.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2005 Honda CRV, operated by Lauren Beasley, age 21 from Salem, was traveling westbound on HWY 22W Honda veered off the road and struck a guard rail on the westbound lane, crossed into the eastbound lane of travel then struck a tree down a 20 foot embankment on the eastbound shoulder. Beasley suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor of the crash. The eastbound lane was closed for approximately five hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Polk County Fire, Sheridan Fire, Oregon Department of Transportation, Polk County Sheriff's Office, and the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Governor's Commission on Senior Services to meet Jan. 25
Oregon Department of Human Services - 01/18/18 2:49 PM
(Salem, Ore.) -- The Governor's Commission on Senior Services will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. NE, Room 165. The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes: regular commission business, new business, status reports on subcommittees and agenda creation for the full commission meeting on February 8, 2018.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Alex Pelusi at Alex.J.Pelusi@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Rebecca Arce, policy analyst at Rebecca.E.Arce@state.or.us.

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Grants available for Oregon museum projects
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 01/18/18 2:32 PM
The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants to qualified museums for collections, heritage tourism, and education and interpretation projects. Awards typically range between $2,000 and $10,000.

Museums may apply for a variety of projects, including of the following examples. Collections projects may include cataloging, archival storage, disaster preparedness and conservation. Heritage tourism projects may include museum marketing and promotions, enhancing visitor experience, and training for museum staff. Education and interpretation projects may include exhibits, online education, school classes, workshops and camps. Museums may also partner with other organizations for projects that might be outside the museum, but still meet the museum's mission.

"This program is versatile enough to serve museums of all sizes," said Oregon Heritage Commission coordinator Beth Dehn. Past projects included a speaker series at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, electrical work at the Gilliam County Historical Society, storage materials for the Klamath County Museum and the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House in Eugene, interpretation at Washington County Museum and Cannon Beach History Center and a living history cemetery tour in Lincoln City.

While the grant applications are online, they are simple and there is plenty of support to complete them. Free grant workshops on project planning and grant writing and using the online grant application will be available. Workshops will be in Salem on March 8 and 13. Webinar workshops will be available on March 15 and 22.

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity who have been appointed by the Governor. There are nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations. The commission's mission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity.

To learn more about museum grants, visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

Man Swept Away Off Rocks in Depoe Bay (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/18/18 2:00 PM
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On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:20am the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay. Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.

Depoe Fire and Recscue, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist with the search. The Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility Newport responded to the area within ten minutes and the crew ,aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, is continuing the water search but the male has not been seen since.

People are urged to be aware of the sneaker waves, high water, debris pattern from ocean waves, and not to cross closed parking lots or parks that are closed due to the ocean conditions.

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Semi Truck and Trailer Crash Causes Multi-Car Pile Up on I-5 Near Cottage Grove (Photo) *Update Name Added*
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On Wednesday January 17, 2018 at approximately 7:46pm OSP Springfield and Roseburg responded to a multi-vehicle injury crash on I-5 near milepost 168.

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound commercial motor vehicle (CMV), driven by Amarveer Dahliwal (age 45 from Everett, Washington), lost control of its trailer and struck the outside guardrail, the driver then overcorrected, crossed both southbound travel lanes and struck the center concrete barrier. The collision with the barrier dislodged several large concrete sections, forcing them into the northbound travel lanes.

A second northbound CMV, driven by David Solheim (age 55 from Myrtle Creek) stopped at the crash scene, exited the vehicle, in attempts to warn the southbound traffic. Solheim was struck by a southbound Dodge pick-up, driven by Decontee Renda (age 23 from Sheridan). Solheim was transported to sacred Heart at Riverbend hospital in Springfield with serious injuries.

Four northbound vehicles crashed into the concrete barriers that were pushed into the northbound lane. Those vehicles were driven by: Bobby Carter (age 47 from Springfield), and Michelle Nickell (age 57 from Cottage Grove), Adam Castro (age 52 from Springfield), and Kelly Gregory (age 43 from Portage, Michigan). In total five people (all four drivers) were transported to Sacred Heart at Riverbend Hospital with injuries ranging from minor to serious.

The crashes completely blocked both northbound and southbound lanes however Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) was able to open one lane of travel in both directions in under two hours, allowing tow operators on scene to remove the vehicles. ODOT Incident Response remained on scene to replace the six concrete sections.


note the name of the driver of the Dodge Charger will be added as soon it can be confirmed.
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Salmonberry Trail meeting set for Feb. 2 in Salem
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 01/18/18 8:54 AM
SALEM, Ore. - The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) will meet 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. on Feb. 2 to discuss the proposed Salmonberry Trail corridor. The meeting will be held in the Capitol, Room 50. The public is invited to attend.

The meeting agenda: an update on fundraising efforts, outcomes of a benefits study done by Portland State University, status of a proposed trail use and lease agreement with the Port of Tillamook Bay and an update on valley segment planning.
The proposed Salmonberry Trail is an 84-mile corridor connecting eight cities and two counties. The proposed route follows the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway and terminates in Banks.

STIA was established to promote and facilitate coordinated direction and guidance in the planning, development and maintenance of the multi-use trail. For more information contact Dennis Wiley, Salmonberry Trail project manager, 503-986-0723 or dennis.wiley@oregon.gov.

Oregon State Police Sergeant and Arson Detective's Investigation Lead to Arrests in an Arson Case- Douglas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/18/18 8:00 AM
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On September 2, 2017, OSP Fish & Wildlife sergeant was patrolling Roman Nose Mountain in the North Fork Smith River area, when he noticed a suspicious vehicle drive by him at a higher than normal speed. Approximately, ten miles down the road and half an hour later, the sergeant came upon a structure fire in an unoccupied building in a remote area of the North Fork Smith River. An off-duty forester, who also had just happened upon the scene, assisted the sergeant in taking action. The two forced entry through the gate of the property, put out a spot fire from embers that had crossed the river, and started building hand lines. Western Lane Fire Protection District employees responded with a helicopter and about half a dozen fire trucks and quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread further into the forest.

A follow-up investigation by an Oregon State Police arson detective led to charges being filed on three men. It was later determined that these three men where the same in the suspicious vehicle that had passed the sergeant.

Elijah James Peterson (18-yoa): Arson 1, Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I

David Gilbert McCoy Jr (24-yoa): Burglary II, Criminal Mischief I

Lucas Charles Reed (21-yoa): Criminal Trespass I

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Wed. 01/17/18
Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee to meet January 25 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/17/18 4:52 PM
January 17, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee

When: Thursday, January 25, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1C. Please note that space is limited. Those interested in participating via conference call should contact Tara Weston before the meeting at 971-673-1047 to obtain call-in information.

Who: The Tobacco Reduction Advisory Committee is appointed by the Governor. It members come from private organizations and state agencies dedicated to the reduction of tobacco's harmful impact on Oregonians.

Agenda: Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) budget implementation; Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act; Tobacco 21; legislative efforts.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Sarah Barnard at 971-673-1347, 711 TTY or sarah.barnard@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Public Health Advisory Board Accountability Metrics Subcommittee Meets January 24 by webinar
Oregon Health Authority - 01/17/18 4:31 PM
January 17, 2018

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

Agenda: Approve January 3 meeting minutes; discuss the oral health accountability metric; provide input for the public health accountability metrics report, recommend benchmarks for accountability metrics and process measures.

When: Wednesday, January 24, 1-2 p.m. The public comment period is offered at the end of the meeting.

Where: By webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5150607625475124481. A conference call line is available at 877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

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 consideration by the board.

For more information, see the board's web page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact: Sara Beaudrault at 971-645-5766, 711 TTY, or sara.beaudrault@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

OHA seeks applications for Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee
Oregon Health Authority - 01/17/18 3:35 PM
January 17, 2018

The Oral Health Program at the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division is calling for applications to an advisory committee overseeing one of the program's dental pilot projects.

Applications are being accepted for the Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee for Dental Pilot Project #200, which will train expanded practice dental hygienists (EPDHs) and demonstrate that EPDHs can successfully place "interim therapeutic restorations" (ITRs) when directed to do so by a collaborating dentist. The ITR is an interim restoration designed to stop the progression of dental caries until the patient can receive treatment for that tooth by a dentist.

The Community Dentistry Program at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry has partnered with Capitol Dental Care and University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry on this project. Led by an EPDH, Capitol Dental Care will use telehealth-connected oral health teams to reach children who have not been receiving dental care on a regular basis. Capitol Dental will provide community-based dental diagnostic, prevention and early intervention services, including ITR placement when indicated by the supervising dentist.

The application for the Dental Pilot Project Advisory Committee is available on the OHA website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/ORALHEALTH/DENTALPILOTPROJECTS/Documents/AdvisoryCommitteeApplication.pdf. Interested persons should submit a completed application, along with a copy of a current resumé or curriculum vitae, to Sarah Kowalski, Dental Pilot Project coordinator, at sarah.e.kowalski@state.or.us. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.

For more information, contact Kowalski by email, or at 971-673-1563, or visit the OHA dental pilot project website at http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/PH/PreventionWellness/oralhealth/dentalpilotprojects/.

The goal of the Dental Pilot Project Program is to encourage the development of innovative practices in oral health care delivery systems with a focus on providing care to populations that evidence-based studies have shown have the highest disease rates and the least access to dental care.

The Oral Health Program is located in the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion within the Public Health Division under the Oregon Health Authority.

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Public meetings set for BLM fuel breaks and restoration environmental impact statements
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 01/17/18 10:25 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management will hold 14 public meetings in six western states to identify issues and receive public comments. The purpose of these meetings is to gather input for the preparation of two Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (PEIS) aimed at reducing wildfires and restoring sagebrush steppe habitat.

The two PEISs will analyze future projects in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and California. One will analyze fuels breaks, which slow the advance of wildfire and thereby reduce the threat to life and property, among other benefits. The other will analyze restoration work of burned areas, with an emphasis on replacing invasive species with native and other species more conducive to sagebrush-steppe health. BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation as we pursue our multiple-use mission. When completed, the two documents will provide standard analyses for fuels breaks and restoration projects, thereby reducing the need for in-depth evaluation on an individual project basis.

"The fuel break PEIS will help us to limit the size of wildfires and provide better protection for the public and firefighters," said John Ruhs, BLM Nevada State Director. "The restoration PEIS will speed the recovery of burned areas, helping the vegetation to recover faster and minimize the disruption of local economies."

BLM will accept comments until March 1, 2018. Comments may be submitted in writing at the public meetings, by email at GRSG_PEIS@blm.gov or by fax at (208) 373-3805. Written comments may also be sent via mail to Jonathan Beck, BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709.

All of the scoping meetings listed will be conducted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location / Date / Venue / Address

CALIFORNIA
Susanville, CA 2/6/18
BLM Eagle Field Office; 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130

IDAHO
Boise, ID 1/30/18
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Boise Airport; 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705

Twin Falls, ID 2/13/18
Canyon Springs Red Lion Inn; 1357 Blue Lakes Blvd., Twin Falls, ID 83301

Idaho Falls, ID 2/14/18
Hilton Garden Inn; 700 Lindsay Blvd., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

NEVADA
Reno, NV 2/7/18
UNR, Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom C; 1644 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503

Elko, NV 2/8/18
Red Lion Hotel, High Desert Inn Ballroom; 2065 Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801

Ely, NV 2/13/18
BLM Ely District Office; 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301

OREGON
Lakeview, OR 2/7/18
BLM Lakeview Interagency District Office; 1301 S. G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630

Burns, OR 2/8/18
Harney County Chamber of Commerce/Community Center; 484 N. Broadway, Burns, OR 97720

UTAH
Salt Lake City, UT 2/15/18
Courtyard by Marriot Downtown; 345 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Snowville, UT 1/31/18
Snowville Elementary School; 160 N. Stone Road, Snowville, UT 84336

Cedar City, UT 2/14/18
Heritage Center -- Festival Hall; 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, UT 84720

Vernal, UT 2/1/18
Uintah Conference Center; 313 East 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078

WASHINGTON
Moses Lake, WA 2/1/18
Moses Lake Best Western; 3000 W. Marina Dr., Moses Lake, WA 98837


-BLM--

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016--more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

http://www.blm.gov/id



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FBI offers up to $10,000 reward in fugitive hunt for Barrett Busschau (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 01/17/18 10:00 AM
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The FBI is offering a new reward and launching a media campaign in an effort to generate tips in the cold case fugitive hunt for Barrett Preston Busschau. Busschau, now 42 years old, disappeared from Oregon in 1993 after Clackamas County authorities arrested him on multiple sex abuse charges involving children. The FBI is running Facebook ads in both the Portland-metro area and in South Africa, where he may be living. In addition, the FBI Laboratory has produced an age-progressed photo of what Busschau may look like now, and the FBI is profiling Busschau's case on its fugitive website. His "Wanted by the FBI" poster can be found at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cac/barrett-preston-busschau.

The reward of up to $10,000 is for information that leads directly to his arrest.

On July 27, 1993, a Clackamas County grand jury indicted Buscchau for the alleged molestation of five girls between the ages of ten and 15. He was 18 years old at the time. The charges include:
· 1st degree sexual penetration with a foreign object
· 1st degree sex abuse
· 3rd degree sodomy
· 3rd degree rape
· 3rd degree sex abuse

Busschau was released pending trial, but he fled before his next court appearance. In February 1994, a Clackamas County grand jury indicted him for failure to appear. That same year, the FBI obtained a federal fugitive warrant charging him with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

Busschau is a native of South Africa, and he had been living in the United States since 1984 as a legal permanent resident. Investigators believe he may have traveled to California and/or Panama following his disappearance, but the last known sighting of him places him in South Africa.

Investigators do believe there may be people still living in the Portland-metro area who have information that could help lead the FBI to Busschau. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or submit a tip to https://tips.fbi.gov. Anyone living elsewhere who has information about Busschau should contact the nearest FBI office or U.S. Embassy.

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Employment in Oregon December 2017 News Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 01/17/18 10:00 AM
Oregon Adds 14,700 Jobs in December

In December, Oregon's nonfarm payroll employment grew by 14,700 jobs, following a revised loss of 300 jobs in November. Monthly gains were concentrated in two industries that bounced back from weaker hiring patterns in the summer, as leisure and hospitality added 4,400 jobs in December and professional and business services added 3,000. Three other industries added at least 1,000 jobs in December: manufacturing (+2,400 jobs), construction (+1,600), and health care and social assistance (+1,000). No major industry cut jobs substantially in December.

Since December 2016, total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 48,400 jobs, or 2.6 percent. This is near the rate of growth experienced throughout 2016 and well into mid-2017. While the jobs reports in late 2017, which covered the August through November data, were indicating a slowdown in Oregon's economic expansion, the strong jobs reading in December reflects a return to robust growth.

Over the most recent 12 months, gains were most rapid in construction, which added 8,800 jobs, or 9.4 percent. Next in line was leisure and hospitality (+8,900 jobs, or 4.4%), followed closely by private educational services (+1,400 jobs, or 4.0%). Several major industries expanded by close to 3 percent: health care and social assistance (+7,200 jobs, or 3.1%), financial activities (+2,900 jobs, or 3.0%), and professional and business services (+6,600 jobs, or 2.8%). Meanwhile, only two industries changed employment over the year by less than 1 percent: government (+2,300 jobs, or 0.7%) and wholesale trade (-200 jobs, or -0.3%).

Oregon's unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 4.1 percent in December from 4.2 percent in November. Oregon's unemployment rate was the same as the U.S. unemployment rate, which was also 4.1 percent in December. The state's annual average unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.0 percent, which was Oregon's lowest annual average unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon's second-lowest annual average unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, which was reached in 2016 and 1995.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the December county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, January 23rd, and the next statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for January on Tuesday, March 6th.??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 2017 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 Decembver 2017 News Release

Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Executive Session: January 18, 2018
Walla Walla Sch. Dist. - 01/17/18 9:46 AM
Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Executive Session: January 18, 2018

Supporting documents are available via the following link: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001835

Pacific Power names new managers to oversee community involvement (Photo)
Pacific Power - 01/17/18 9:36 AM
Alan Meyer, director of customer and community affairs
Alan Meyer, director of customer and community affairs
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Contact: Pacific Power media hotline FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1-800-570-5838 Jan. 17, 2018

Pacific Power names new managers to oversee community involvement
Cheryl Carter and Alan Meyer will lead the dozen regional business managers who serve customers in more than 240 communities throughout the Northwest

PORTLAND--Pacific Power has promoted two experienced regional business managers to lead the seasoned group of professionals who work closely with the customers, local governments and major accounts the company serves in Oregon, Washington and California.

Cheryl Carter and Alan Meyer are both promoted to director, customer and community affairs.
Carter will lead the regional business managers serving Washington and central and northern Oregon. Reporting to her will be:
Matt Chancellor -- Bend (Central Oregon)
Bill Clemens -- Walla Walla (Southeastern Washington)
Alisa Dunlap -- Astoria (Clatsop County)
Lori Froehlich -- Yakima (Yakima Valley)
Sheila Holden -- Portland (NE Portland)
Diana Knous -- Portland (Portland and Mid-Willamette Valley)
Lori Wyman -- Pendleton (NE Oregon, Columbia Gorge)
Meyer will lead the regional business managers serving the Mid-Willamette Valley, southern Oregon and California. Reporting to him will be:
Todd Andres -- Klamath Falls (Klamath & Lake counties)
Sam Carter -- Roseburg (Douglas, Coos & southern Lane counties)
Celeste Krueger -- Albany (Linn, Benton & northern Lane counties)
Christina Kruger -- Medford (Jackson & Josephine counties)
Monte Mendenhall -- Yreka (Northern California)
Carter and Meyer are replacing Jim Gossett, who served the company for 38 years and retired in early 2018.
"Our customers and the partnerships we create to build local community prosperity are the reason we are in business," Scott Bolton, senior vice president for external affairs and customer solutions. "Delivering exceptional service is a team effort across our company and depends on effective communication, a close working relationship with our operations professionals, and always being in tune with our customers' needs. With Cheryl and Alan and their experienced, committed teams in place, we will continue to foster growth for the customers and communities we serve."

Both Carter and Meyer will report to Bolton.

Based in Portland, Carter has worked in the electric utility industry for 18 years. She began her career in the industry working on energy efficiency in California and later moved to Oregon to work for PacifiCorp's marketing department. In 2004 she went to work for Portland General Electric as a Product Manager and then General Business Market Manager before coming back to PacifiCorp in 2013 as an account manager. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing from Oregon State University and later earned an MBA from Washington State University, Vancouver. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her three teenage children and enjoys snow skiing and hiking.

Based in Stayton, Ore., Meyer has worked in the electric utility industry for over 29 years and started out shoveling coal at a Midwestern power plant in 1988 and later became a maintenance supervisor at a nuclear plant before managing a small call center for a St. Louis utility. In 2003 Alan and his family moved to Oregon where he started as a team manager, then operations manager at Pacific Power's Portland-based call center. He has served as an account manager and regional business manager in the Willamette Valley since 2007. Meyer will still be the first point of contact for communities and customers in Marion County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in management from William Woods University in Missouri. Alan and his wife Lisa, along with their adult children greatly enjoy life in the great Northwest.


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About Pacific Power
Pacific Power is headquartered in Portland, and provides electric service to more than 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California. It is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing 1.8 million customers with value for their energy dollar and safe, reliable electricity. For more information, visit pacificpower.net.



Attached Media Files: Alan Meyer, director of customer and community affairs , Cheryl Carter, director of customer and community affairs

Governor, ODVA seeking applicants to fill vacancy on Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee (Photo)
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Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs are seeking applications from veterans interested in serving the state's veteran community as a member of the Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee.

Since the advisory committee was established in 1945, it has held a distinct and fundamental role advising the director and staff of ODVA. Advisory committee members are military veterans who are appointed by the governor and act as advocates for veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon.

The advisory committee's meetings are held throughout the state on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December. For more information about the Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee, please visit ODVA's website at www.oregon.gov/odva/Connect/Pages/Advisory-Committee.aspx.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a veteran whose service in the United States Armed Forces meets the criteria defined under ORS 408.225(1)(f). Interested applicants should complete the interest form that can be found online at www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Documents/Interest%20Form.pdf.

Completed forms may be submitted by email to executive.appointments@oregon.gov or by regular mail to Office of the Governor, Executive Appointments, 900 Court St. N.E., Room 160, Salem, OR 97301-4075. The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 22, 2018.



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Tue. 01/16/18
2017 Operators of the Year: helping people and protecting natural resources
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/16/18 4:29 PM
News Release

Date: Jan. 16, 2018

Contact:
Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7248
Kyle Abraham, Private Forests Deputy Division Chief, 503-945-7473


SALEM, Ore.--The 2017 Operator of the Year awards go to Lane Parry Forestry Consulting of Baker City, Denali Logging of Coos Bay, and Morisse Logging of Astoria. The Board of Forestry gives the Operator of the Year Awards to recognize those who conduct forestry work that goes above and beyond the laws to protect natural resources.

To encourage sound forestry, the board honors operators who consistently meet or exceed the Forest Practices Act. The law requires people to: replant forests; harvest responsibly; protect and enhance habitat; reduce landslide risks; and protect streams and water quality.

Private Forests Division Chief Lena Tucker said, "These operators set the example. They show how operators can both manage forests and protect natural resources. We're pleased to honor their exemplary work."

Lane Parry Forestry Consulting Inc. earned the Eastern Oregon Operator of the Year award for helping landowners after the 2015 wildfires. Lane's team worked with 14 landowners in Baker County and multiple operators to perform salvage harvests. His leadership ensured both successful harvesting and replanting. (Video: https://youtu.be/p_akKepy_Kw)

Denali Logging Inc. earned the Southwest Operator of the Year award for its diligent planning and harvest. While doing forestry work, Denali protected streams, stream buffers and fish habitat. Denali also reduced impacts to the public. Their careful planning included listening to and working with neighbors. Throughout the harvest Denali kept the electricity on and the roads open to meet the neighbors' needs. (Video: https://youtu.be/U723vLHHOSw)

Morisse Logging Inc. earned the Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year award for protecting streams and improving fish habitat. Morisse's extra effort included coordinating work to improve safety along Highway 26 during and after the harvest. His team also brought civic groups to the harvest site to share about forestry and stream improvements. (Video: https://youtu.be/WDgLuMBh2Bk)

Nominees must exceed the Forest Practices Act, which helps improve Oregon's forests. Regional committees select operators of the year and merit award recipients. The Southwest Regional Forest Practices Committee issued a Merit Award for excellent work to Zuber & Sons Logging LLC for protecting water quality and streamside buffers.

The Board of Forestry will present the Operator of the Year Awards at its March 7 meeting. The Associated Oregon Loggers, the Oregon Logging Conference and the Oregon Small Woodland Association will also provide special recognition.

In 1971, Oregon enacted the Forest Practices Act, the nation's model forest management laws which focuses on forest operations and protecting natural resources. Many states followed Oregon's lead. The Act remains current through updates based on science, facts and values to create a balanced approach to natural resource management.

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Nominations for Urban and Community Forestry Awards wanted by Feb. 15th
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/16/18 3:58 PM
SALEM, Ore. - In celebration of Arbor Day, the Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Assistance Program (ODF) and Oregon Community Trees (OCT) board are seeking nominees from Oregon for the 2018 Urban and Community Forestry Awards. Nominations must be received by Feb. 15, 2018.

The awards recognize inspirational individuals and organizations for promoting tree planting and quality tree care, engaging citizens, raising awareness and knowledge about urban trees and forests, and protecting Oregon's urban forests.

"Such work improves the quality of life in towns and cities around the state," says Kristin Ramstad, manager of Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program, which supports the goals of the awards program. "For over 20 years, this awards program has recognized people and groups who do the often "unsung" work of making our communities better places to live due to their community forestry efforts."

Individual category: Nominations for the individual award recognize citizens, volunteers, or non-profit, government or business employees.

Organization category: Nominations for the organization award recognize citizen groups, non-profits, public agencies, municipalities, and businesses.

Citizens are vital to the nomination process. "We greatly depend upon the eyes and ears of Oregonians to assist us in identifying and recognizing worthy community tree projects put forward by groups and individuals across the state each year," says Eric DeBord, OCT President.

All award nominations must include:
Name of the individual or organization being nominated, and contact information
Name and contact information of the nominator
A brief, 250-words or less, description of the accomplishments and reason for the nomination

Submit nominations here: http://oregoncommunitytrees.org/awards

For more information about Oregon Community Trees visit: www.oregoncommunitytrees.org

Conference of Local Health Officials meets January 18 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 3:10 PM
January 16, 2018

What: The monthly public meeting of the Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO)

Agenda: Committee appointments; review of communicable disease, tuberculosis; HIV case management, sexually transmitted diseases, and immunizations program elements; discussion of public health funding principles; update on OHA cost allocation changes; update on new expenditure reporting form for local public health administrators.

When: Thursday, January 18, 9:30-11:35 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. No conference call option is available for the public.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1D, Portland

The Conference of Local Health Officials provides recommendations to the Oregon Health Authority on the foundational capabilities and programs, and any other public health program or activity, under ORS 431.147. (ORS 431.340)

Program contact: Danna Drum, 971-673-1223, danna.k.drum@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sing language and spoken language interpreters
· Written materials in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Danna Drum at 971-673-1223, 711 TTY or danna.k.drum@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

79 small arts organizations receive FY2018 operating grants (Photo)
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Small grants that can make a large difference in ensuring arts access for rural Oregonians were awarded to 79 statewide arts organizations by the Oregon Arts Commission for FY2018.

Awarded to arts organizations in 29 towns and cities across the state, Small Operating Grants are designed to provide operating support to arts organizations with budgets under $150,000.

Eligibility is limited to organizations who have operated as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit for two years or more. Most organizations received $1,230.

For the volunteer Inland Northwest Musicians, who travel Northeast Oregon presenting orchestral concerts, that $1,230 literally puts gas in the tank.

"This grant program was developed to increase the Arts Commission's support of Oregon's small arts providers," said Commission Vice Chair Anne Taylor. "These organizations frequently represent the only arts presenter for remote and underserved regions of the state."

For more information about the grant program, contact Brian Wagner at (503) 428-1981 or via email at brian.wagner@oregon.gov.

FY2018 Small Operating Grants were awarded to:

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Central Oregon, Bend
Ash Creek Arts Center, Independence
Ashland New Plays Festival, Ashland
Bach Cantata Choir, Portland
Bandon Showcase, Inc., Bandon
Base Camp Studio, Bend
Boom Arts, Portland
Bump in the Road Theatre, Portland
Cascadia Chapter of NACUSA, Cascadia Composers, Portland
Cascadia Concert Opera, Eugene
Center for Architecture, Portland
Chamber Music Amici, Eugene
Chamber Music Corvallis, Corvallis
Chintimini Chamber Music, Corvallis
Choro In Schola, Beaverton
Classical Up Close, Tigard
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, Hood River
Confluence: The Willamette Valley LGBT Chorus, Salem
Corvallis Guitar Society, Corvallis
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Corvallis
CymaSpace, Portland
Dance Wire, Portland
Delgani String Quartet, Eugene
Drexel H. Foundation, Vale
Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton
Fear No Music, Portland
Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence
Gallery Calapooia Inc, Albany
The Geezer Gallery, Portland
Girl Circus, Eugene
Greater Eugene Chorus/SWEET ADALINES, Eugene
Hand2Mouth, Portland
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre/Northwest, Portland
Hillsboro Community Youth Choir, Hillsboro
Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, Hillsboro
Hillsboro Visual Art Assoc dba Sequoia Gallery and Studios, Hillsboro
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita
Inland Northwest Musicians, Hermiston
Kukatonon Childrens African Dance Troupe, Portland
Live On Stage, Portland
MediaRites, Portland
Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia Inc, Albany
Monday Musical Club of Tillamook, Tillamook
Music Education & Performing Artists Association, Eugene
North Coast Chorale, Astoria
Northwest Print Council, Portland
One World Chorus, Lake Oswego
Oregon Arists Series Foundation, Salem
Oregon Symphonic Band Inc, Beaverton
Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Portland
Painted Sky Inc, Tigard
Paradise of Samoa, Keizer
Performance Works NW, Portland
Portland Chamber Music, Portland
Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Portland
Portland Festival Symphony, Portland
Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble, Portland
Portland Story Theater, Portland
Risk/Reward, Portland
Riverbend Live!, Winston
Rogue World Music, Ashland
Rural Art Center, Lorane
Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, Salem
Scalehouse, Bend
Secret Knowledge, Portland
Signal Fire, Portland
Southern Oregon Guild, Kerby/Cave Junction
Stories Alive, Ashland
Sunriver OR Stars Community Theater, Sunriver
The Dalles Art Association, The Dalles
The Piano Santa Foundation, Portland
The Verona Studio, Salem
Theatre 33 on the 45th, Salem
Twilight Theater Company, Portland
Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, Enterprise
West African Cultural Arts Institute, Eugene
Westside Cultural Alliance, Beaverton
Willamette Jazz Society, Eugene
Willamette Valley Symphony, Albany


The Oregon Arts Commission provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Nine commissioners, appointed by the Governor, determine arts needs and establish policies for public support of the arts. The Arts Commission became part of Business Oregon (formerly Oregon Economic and Community Development Department) in 1993, in recognition of the expanding role the arts play in the broader social, economic and educational arenas of Oregon communities. In 2003, the Oregon legislature moved the operations of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the Arts Commission, streamlining operations and making use of the Commission's expertise in grantmaking, arts and cultural information and community cultural development.

The Arts Commission is supported with general funds appropriated by the Oregon legislature and with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More information about the Oregon Arts Commission is available online at: www.oregonartscommission.org.



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Public Health Advisory Board meets January 18 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 1:38 PM
January 16, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Public Health Advisory Board

Agenda: Review 2018 Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) work plan; receive subcommittee updates; make recommendations about public health accountability measures; review the public health modernization evaluation plan; discuss progress toward Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan objectives related to obesity and substance use.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2-5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. A public comment period will be held at the end of the meeting.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1D, Portland. The meeting also is available remotely by webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4888122320415752707, or by telephone at 877-873-8017, access code 767068#.

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. For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/About/Pages/ophab.aspx.

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Cara Biddlecom at 971-673-2284, 711 TTY or cara.m.biddlecom@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet January 19 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 1:13 PM
January 16, 2018

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

What: A public meeting of the Oregon Health Authority Metrics and Scoring Committee

When: Friday, January 19, 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://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7438627555801803523. Conference line: 888-204-5984, participant code 1277-166. Phone will be unmuted during public testimony.

Agenda: Welcome, consent agenda and updates; public testimony; update on CCO 2.0; overview of CCO and other relevant accountability measure sets; OHA structure and metrics support 101; discussion about role of committee.

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

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Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
Sign language and spoken language interpreters
Written materials in other languages
Braille
Large print
Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact Heather Johnson at 503-508-8276, 711 TTY, heather.n.johnson@state.or.us, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon EMS Committee meets January 19
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 11:10 AM
January 16, 2018

What: A public meeting of the Oregon EMS Committee. Agenda items include: vote for chair and vice chair; case presentation; Oregon EMS Information System presentation.

When: Friday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/207329797937521155

Who: The EMS Committee is established under ORS 682 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of EMS care in Oregon. The committee is made of 18 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Meeting contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, 971-673-1322, stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us

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Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

FBI Tech Tuesday: Building a Digital Defense Against Diet Scams (Photo)
FBI - Oregon - 01/16/18 10:00 AM
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Welcome to the Oregon FBI's Tech Tuesday segment. This week, building a digital defense against diet scams.

Earlier this month, we talked about setting New Year's resolutions to keep your new tech gadgets safe.

This week, are sharing some advice from our friends at the Federal Trade Commission about a different kind of resolution -- the kind that has you desperate to drop a few pounds.

This time of year you are likely seeing all kinds of ads on social media for the latest new gadget, drug or breakthrough to help you lose weight or get in shape. The before-and-after photos are stunning -- if that person can do it, as the story goes, you can, too! The best part -- you often don't have to diet or work out. Shell out a few dollars, and the new you will be shopping for bathing suits soon.

As the FTC can tell you, though, there are plenty of scams mixed in with legitimate offers -- and if you fall for one, the only thing that will lose weight is your wallet.

The FTC recommends:

Pass on any patch, pill or gadget that promises you can eat all you want and still lose weight permanently. Losing weight requires sensible food choices, and long-term success will require permanent lifestyle changes.
Electronic devices that offer to slim and tone your body usually only have temporary effects on muscle strength. Most were made for physical therapy and rehabilitation -- not to give you 6-pack abs. Getting real exercise is your best bet for that.
Be wary of the photos that allegedly prove what money can buy you. The photos can easily be faked, and even if they aren't -- there's no guarantee that the now-skinny person in the "after" picture didn't actually diet and work out in addition to using whatever the miracle product was.
Recognize that everybody is different. Even if the item is legitimate and does help some people -- it won't necessarily help you.

Bottom line -- there is no "miracle" drug or product that is going to make your body lighter or stronger for the long run. If you are tempted, make sure you do your homework, talk to your doctor and think before you give online scammers your credit card number.

If you need more detail on diet and device scams, go to FTC.gov or FDA.gov.

If you have been victimized by an online scam, be sure to report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov or call your local FBI office.



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Oregon Trauma Advisory Board meets January 19
Oregon Health Authority - 01/16/18 9:38 AM
January 16, 2018


What: A public meeting of the Oregon State Trauma Advisory Board (STAB)

When: Friday, Jan. 19, 1-4:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1B, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5584360571692535555

Who: The STAB is established under ORS 431 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) care in Oregon. The committee is made of 18 members appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Details: Agenda items include vote for vice chair; case presentation; discussion of Oregon Stop the Bleed program.

Meeting contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, 971-673-1322 or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us.

# # #

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
· Sign language and spoken language interpreters
· Written material in other languages
· Braille
· Large print
· Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or stella.m.rausch-scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Mon. 01/15/18
CMV crashes into a disabled vehicle and onto the shore of the Columbia River just east of Corbett
Oregon State Police - 01/15/18 10:16 PM
On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 5:15PM, Oregon State Police responded to the report of a commercial motor vehicle and trailer that had crashed westbound off I-84 near milepost 23, just east of Corbett. It was reported the CMV had left the roadway, crashed through the guardrail and rolled down a steep embankment, landing on its side along the shore of the Columbia River.

Initial investigation revealed a 2015 International Prostar CMV was operated by 52 year old Suzanne BRAULT from Quebec, Canada. BRAULT had been driving in the slow lane of the interstate and traveled out of her lane and onto the shoulder as she was checking her side mirror in preparation to move into the fast lane. At the point she traveled out of her lane and onto the shoulder, BRAULT struck a parked 1995 Chevy Tahoe that had run out of fuel and was disabled along the shoulder. The Tahoe had been operated by 53 year old Patrick SHEEHAN Jr. from Portland and his 47 year old passenger, Addison BLACKMON III also from Portland.

After striking the Tahoe, BRAULT's CMV and trailer, loaded with food supplies, crashed through the guardrail and traveled down a steep embankment, rolling onto its passenger side along the shoreline of the Columbia River. BRAULT, SHEEHAN Jr. and BLACKMON III were all out of their vehicles upon law enforcement's arrival. BRAULT was transported to Emanuel hospital by ground ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. SHEEHAN Jr. and BLACKMON III were also transported by ground ambulance to OHSU for minor or non- life threatening injuries.

The interstate was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately three hours while this investigation was conducted. The shoulder will remain closed in this area throughout the night and should not affect traffic. During daylight hours tomorrow, January 16th, motorists can expect intermittent lane closures and traffic restrictions as the CMV is removed. Please check tripcheck.com for updated information regarding any potential traffic impacts in that area.
The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Corbett Fire Department, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information at this time. Photographs will not be available until daylight hours.

Sun. 01/14/18
Gresham Man Arrested For Manslaughter Following Fatal Crash On HWY 26 - Clackamas County (Photo)** Names added**
Oregon State Police - 01/14/18 7:52 PM
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Operator of motorcycle has been identified as David S. Weiss age 71 from Forest Grove
Passenger of motorcycle has been identified as Nancy Jo Ludwig age 70 from Hillsboro
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On January 13, 2018 at about 6:15pm, OSP Troopers along with Clackamas County SO Deputies responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on US 26 near milepost 47, just east of Rhododendron.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white 2003 Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Robert E. WALSH, age 54 of Gresham was traveling westbound on US 26. While negotiating a curve, WALSH crossed over into the eastbound lane of travel and collided with a silver 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The operator of the Harley Davidson David Weiss (age 71 from Forest Grove) sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger, Nancy Jo Ludwig (age 70), from Hillsboro sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Emanuel Hospital.

At the time of the collision the operator and passenger were wearing helmets.

WALSH was taken into custody for Manslaughter II, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Assault II.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, multi-agency CRAFT Team, Hoodland Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation.



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Pedesrtian Killed On Highway 212 Near Damascus - Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/14/18 12:09 PM
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On January 14, 2018 at approximately 12:00am, OSP Troopers and Clackamas County SO Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 212 east of SE 222nd Ave in Damascus, Clackamas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a red 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Jose RODRIGUEZ-PINEDA, age 54 of Sandy was traveling eastbound on Highway 212 just east of SE 222nd Ave when he collided with a pedestrian. It was determined the pedestrian, identified as Jami Lee DASHER, age 28 of Boring was in the eastbound lane of travel at the time of the collision. DASHER sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, multi-agency CRAFT Team, Clackamas Fire Department and ODOT.



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Fri. 01/12/18
Oregon State Stroke Care Committee meets January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:46 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee (SCC) is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Review bylaws; provide stroke rehabilitation workgroup update; discuss SCC next steps.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18, 7-8:30 a.m.

Where: Legacy Emanuel 2801 N Gantenbein Ave., East Wing, Conference Room 1003, Portland. The meeting also is accessible via webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1540572309010938627

Who: The Oregon Stroke Care Committee is established under ORS 431.673 for the purpose of achieving continuous improvement in the quality of stroke care in Oregon. The committee is made of 10 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, committee coordinator, OHA Public Health Division, at 971-673-1322.

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written material in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or Stella.M.Rausch-Scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Oregon Area Trauma Advisory Board, Region 2, meets January 18
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:33 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The Oregon Area Trauma Advisory Board (ATAB), Region 2, is holding a public meeting.

Agenda: Review trauma data; discuss Oregon Stop the Bleed program.

When: Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Salem Hospital, 890 Oak St. SE, Building A, Creekside Room, Salem

Who: The ATAB is established under ORS 431 for achieving continuous improvement in the quality of trauma care in Oregon. The committee is made of 17 members appointed by the director of the Oregon Health Authority.

Contact: Stella Rausch-Scott, committee coordinator, OHA Public Health Division, at 971-673-1322.

Everyone has a right to know about and use OHA programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:
--Sign language and spoken language interpreters
--Written material in other languages
--Braille
--Large print
--Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact Stella Rausch-Scott at 971-673-1322, 711 TTY or Stella.M.Rausch-Scott@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Annual Oregon Health Policy Board Retreat held January 16 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 4:17 PM
January 12, 2018

What: The annual retreat of the Oregon Health Policy Board

When: Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway room 238 Portland, OR. Members of the public can call in to listen by dialing 888-808-6929, participant code 915042# or by joining the livestream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/psu-live-a.

Agenda: welcome; OHA Director's report; retreat vision and goals; summative waiver evaluation presentation; sustainable cost growth discussion; paying for value discussion; public comment, social determinants & equity discussion; behavioral health discussion; high cost drugs committee charter review; healthcare workforce committee membership review; healthcare workforce committee needs assessment review; summary and next steps. For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page: http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/OHPB/Pages/OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

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

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Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board to meet January 18 in Salem
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 3:09 PM
January 12, 2018

What: Public meeting of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board

When: Thursday, January 18, 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: Oregon State Hospital, 2600 Center St. NE, Salem, in the Callan Conference Room. The public can also attend via toll-free conference line at 1-888-278-0296, participant code 4294893.

Agenda: Topics will include public comment, community integration issues, chair/vice chair elections, grievance procedure process improvement, the annual Legislative report, and updates on the following: .370 status, Superintendent recruitment, hiring of a diversity manager, ligature mitigation project, establishing bylaws and discharge work groups, Patient Advisory Council and data report.

Details: The Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board advises the superintendent, Oregon Health Authority director and legislators on issues related to the safety, security and care of patients. Members include consumers, providers, advocates, legislators, community members, consumer families and OSH union members.

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. To request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations, call Oregon State Hospital at 503-945-2864 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For more information, see the board's website at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/osh/Pages/advisory-board.aspx.

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Committee for Family Forestlands meets January 16
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 01/12/18 1:33 PM
SALEM, Ore.--The Committee for Family Forestlands will meet Tuesday, January 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be in the Tillamook Room at the Oregon Department of Forestry, 2600 State Street, Salem. The committee will receive and discuss information about:

General updates from the Private Forests Division deputy chief
Enforcing aerial herbicide use laws (ORS 527.672)
The Forest Practices Act compliance audit
Agency strategic initiatives
Marbled murrelet rule analysis update
Forest and natural resource incentives programs update
Land use planning

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

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

Man Indicted, Returned from Indonesia by FBI to Face Fraud Charges in Oregon
FBI - Oregon - 01/12/18 12:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Friday, January 12, 2018, Richard Macadangdang Sales, 68, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in the Northern District of California after FBI agents from the Bend, Oregon Residence Agency escorted him back to the U.S. from Indonesia. In December 2017, a federal grand jury in Eugene, Oregon indicted Sales on four counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering for an alleged scheme that cheated investors of more than $900,000.

The indictment alleges that between 2011 and 2013, investors were led to believe Sales was using their investments to recover hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of U.S. Treasury Notes located in East Asia and the Pacific. The indictment states that victims believed Sales was building humanitarian housing for victims of natural disasters as part of this recovery process and that they would see returns as high as 100 percent.

Sales had been living outside the U.S. since 2012. Working with the Indonesian National Police and Indonesian Immigration, through the FBI's Legal Attaché office in Jakarta, FBI agents traveled to Indonesia and met Sales as he was deported on January 11, 2018. FBI agents escorted him back to the United States and arrested him after touching down on U.S. soil.

Judge James ordered Sales detained pending transfer by the U.S. Marshals Service to the District of Oregon for further court proceedings.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Contact for this press release:

Kevin Sonoff
Unites States Attorney's Office
District of Oregon
kevin.sonoff@usdoj.gov

Walla Walla School District Board of Directors Regular Business Meeting: January 16, 2018
Walla Walla Sch. Dist. - 01/12/18 11:50 AM
Walla Walla School District Board of Directors Regular Business Meeting: January 16, 2018

Supporting documents are available via the following link: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001835

Marine Board Approves Rules, Opens Rulemaking
Oregon Marine Board - 01/12/18 10:24 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board approved rules and opened rulemaking for wake sports during their quarterly Board meeting held on January 10, at the Department of Fish and Wildlife office, in Salem.

The Board adopted rules for: Visual Distress Signals to match federal regulations at the mouth of the Columbia River; Hunt Tag Program Fees that revert to the previous fee schedule; and, Fees for Furnishing Information in public records requests to be in line with Department of Administrative Services guidelines.

The Board approved opening rulemaking for Division 10, statewide rules and Division 20, local rules and directed staff to convene a Rules Advisory Committee to assist in drafting a fiscal impact statement and propose rule language addressing wake sport activities within 200 feet of the shoreline.

The Board also interviewed four candidates for Marine Director. The Board directed Human Resources to complete reference and background checks. Once a candidate has been offered the position and accepted, the agency will issue a press release announcing the new director.
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MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY (Jan. 12, 2018)--OHA, OHSU infectious disease physicians provide update on flu season
Oregon Health Authority - 01/12/18 9:25 AM
January 12, 2018

What: Physicians from the OHA Public Health Division and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital will be available to discuss the 2017-2018 flu season, including data, vaccinations and other prevention steps.

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. TODAY (Friday, Jan. 12)

Where: Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Room 1B (main floor). A video recording will be posted after the media availability on the Oregon Public Health Division YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/healthoregon.

Who: Richard Leman, M.D.
Medical Epidemiologist
Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section
OHA Public Health Division

Dawn Nolt, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
OHSU School of Medicine
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

For more flu info:
-- OHA "Preventing the Flu":http://flu.oregon.gov/
--OHSU Doernbecher Seasonal Flu Guide for Parents:https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.ohsu.edu_xd_health_services_doernbecher_seasonal-2Dand-2Dnovel-2Dh1n1-2Dflu.cfm&d=DwMGaQ&c=7gilq_oJKU2hnacFUWFTuYqjMQ111TRstgx6WoATdXo&r=uSrcqmNyYd0nGhrYEVYTo3FFRFP8-HvxTO3cncMRpppbv4-8b0CKgX1GC4LjODbz&m=oK9NkY3C3vtkqfbD03YT3vnHbr75dmlNuCCe2wY-U64&s=rMsmyQC-hCJKfG917YIJ9wsy9am05b1Gri65niGxPtc&e=
--CDC Influenza page:https://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Survey now open to share input on 2018 bond proposal options
Walla Walla Sch. Dist. - 01/12/18 8:58 AM
Renovations of Walla Walla High School, Pioneer Middle School and Lincoln High School included in both options

WALLA WALLA --Walla Walla Public Schools Community Facilities Task Force has launched a survey to get input on two bond package options prepared by the committee. Survey results, as well as feedback from community presentations, school tours and public meetings will help the Task Force form a recommendation to the School Board in April. The school board will make a final decision in May as to which bond option will be placed on the November 2018 ballot.

"We have conducted extensive research and put a tremendous amount of thought into the development of these options," said Community Facilities Task Force member Dick Moeller, a retired local contractor. "It's important for people to take the survey, share their input and help provide direction."

2018 Bond Planning Information and Survey:
· http://www.wwps.org/2018bondplanning

Community Facilities Task Force Members:
Paul Schneidmiller, (Chair) -- Business Owner
Tony Cabasco -- Higher Education
Jim Dumont -- City WW
Roger Esparza -- Realtor
Darcey Fugman-Small -- Business Owner
Chris Garratt -- Health Services
Don Holbrook -- Corrections
Dean Lodmell -- Local Engineer
Linda Newcomb -- Local Architect
Dick Moeller -- Local Contractor
Jim Peterson -- Higher Education/WWCC
Phil Shivell -- Local Contractor
Craig Sievertsen -- Finance
Casey Waddell -- Finance
Jerry Zahl -- Agriculture
Peter Swant -- Port Commissioner
Randy Glaeser -- County WW
Kara Schulke -- Parent
John Keifel - Classified Representative
Keith Swanson - Certificated Representative

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Back to Back Camps for Children with Visual Impairments
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 01/12/18 8:22 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Billy Henry, Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Ste. 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes to Host Back to Back Camps for Children with Visual Impairments

Vancouver, Washington--January 10th, 2018--Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that it will be hosting two Camp Abilities camps this year. Camp Abilities is a camp model derived from a program based out of New York that offers a one-week comprehensive, developmental sports camp for children and youth with visual impairments. The camp provides 1:2 instructional situations for each child. These children will vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background and level of skills and abilities. This will be the third annual Camp Abilities Oregon that NWABA has offered for children with visual impairments across the state, but it will be the first time NWABA hosts Camp Abilities Washington.

Camp Abilities Oregon will be held at the Linfield College campus in McMinnville, OR from July 22 to July 27, 2018. This camp will accept 40 youth ages 8-15. Camp Abilities Washington will be hosted at University of Puget Sound's campus from July 29 to August 3, 2018. This camp is accepting 40 youth ages 9-14. Registration for both camps opens on January 16, 2018 at 8 am. Please visit www.nwaba.org to fill out electronic registration forms. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, NWABA is also accepting applications for Camp counselors for both camps, which can be found online as well.

The program's purpose is to empower children who are blind or visually impaired, break the cycle of dependence and ill health that is unnecessarily associated with their disability, and build their self-belief that they can take control of their own quality of life and use their many talents to actively contribute in their communities. Campers will participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities including goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), judo, tandem cycling, kayaking, track & field, and numerous others.

"Our Board of Directors is extremely excited to offer these truly transformational programs to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp Abilities will reach far beyond participating in sports and act as a catalyst to help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships and independence they need to achieve success in all areas of life." said Founder & Executive Director Billy Henry.

Camp Abilities Oregon is partially funded by the Oregon Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund, and Camp Abilities Washington is partially funded by Washington State Department of Services for the Blind. However, additional support is critically needed to deliver a successful camp. Donations to support Camp Abilities are accepted by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support Camp Abilities. For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Billy Henry at 1-360-718-2826, or visit www.nwaba.org

About NWABA:
The mission of Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. A group of students who were visually impaired formed the association in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity. Today, NWABA is a rapidly expanding 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides more than 1,500 children, youth, adults and military veterans with visual impairments tailored programming which improves self-confidence and self-esteem, promotes independence, creates an inclusive community of supporters, and builds the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of life including school and employment.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-718-2826
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Beaverton Man Killed in Fatal Car Crash Near Cloverdale (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 01/12/18 8:12 AM
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On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30pm Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 89.

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2005 BMW 325Ci, operated by Carl E. MATTHEWS, age 65, of Beaverton, was northbound on US Highway 101 when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle rolled through a brushy area east of the roadway and came to rest on its wheels, just off the highway facing southeast. MATTHEWS died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

US Highway 101 at the scene was partially closed for approximately 3.5 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Fire and Rescue and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.

Speed, alcohol use and marijuana use are being investigated as possible contributing factors for the crash.

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