Thursday, March 23, 2017

Scappoose Post Office listed in National Register of Historic Places (Photo)

SCAPPOOSE POST OFFICE LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 2:55 PM
Downloadable file: US Post Office - Scappoose
Downloadable file: National Register nomination
Downloadable file: Press Release
The Scappoose Post Office opened in February 1966. In contrast to the monumental downtown post office buildings constructed before World War II, the "Thousands Series" post offices, like the Scappoose building, were relatively small, modern in appearance, and featured a 24-hour lobby including postal boxes, will call counter, and a retail space. Typically, these buildings were located outside downtown to accommodate plenty of customer parking and allow mail trucks to maneuver. The Scappoose Post Office embodies all of these design principals and is an excellent, intact example of the type. Thousand Series post offices were designed to be part of an efficient mail-processing network that relied on automation and truck transportation to efficiently process mail locally and then deliver it to destinations across the nation.

More than 148 historic properties are now listed in the National Register in Columbia County, including the 1902 James Watts House in Scappoose. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon listings is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).
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2013 Murder Suspect Found Guilty, Sentenced to Life in Prison (Photo)

2013 MURDER SUSPECT FOUND GUILTY, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 2:33 PM
Downloadable file: Xavier_Dorell_Bolden_26.jpg
Today, Thursday March 23, 2017, a Multnomah County Jury found 26-year-old Xavier Dorell Bolden guilty of Murder in the November 2013 shooting death of Duriel Harris outside a Portland nightclub. Bolden was sentenced to life in prison.

The victim, 30-year-old Duriel Joseph Harris, was shot and killed by Bolden outside the Fontaine Bleau Nightclub on November 9, 2013. The nightclub was located at 237 Northeast Broadway but has since closed for good. On the night of the shooting, North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to a large disturbance and shooting outside the club. Officers arrived to find a crowd of 75-100 people involved in a disturbance and Harris suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Harris died at the scene and officers learned that two other people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during the disturbance.

In September 2014, Bolden was arrested on a murder warrant in Las Vegas, Nevada by the Las Vegas Criminal Apprehension Team and later extradited to Oregon to face prosecution.

Homicide and Gang Enforcement Team detectives worked collaboratively with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office to investigate this case, leading to the arrest and conviction of Bolden. Anonymous tips given to Crime Stoppers of Oregon and a few brave witnesses coming forward were critical in securing the indictment and eventual conviction in this case.

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Join Beaverton City Library for Discussion about Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon

JOIN BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES AND OREGON


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 11:30 AM
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- On Wednesday, April 5, 6:30-8 p.m., the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project presents "The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon," at Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW Fifth St. The conversation will be led by Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad and Washington, D.C.


Padilla asks conversation participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception and integration, and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities here in Oregon.


This program is open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.


For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of 15 member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.


The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


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Saturation Patrol Results for Saint Patrick's Day (Photo)

SATURATION PATROL RESULTS FOR SAINT PATRICK'S DAY (PHOTO)


News Release from Benton Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 10:56 AM
Downloadable file: st_patricks.jpg
Downloadable file: Mar_23_PR.pdf
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Benton County Sheriff's Office participated in Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants patrol March 16-19, 2017, for Saint Patrick's Day.

During saturation patrol dates, deputies stopped drivers for 122 traffic violations, while working regular patrol and extra patrol.

Deputies arrested two persons for DUII alcohol and one for DUII drugs, two arrests for reckless driving, three arrests for the possession of controlled substances (methamphetamine or other illegal drugs), one arrest for failing to carry and present a drivers license, and there were 13 arrest warrants served (three felony, 10 misdemeanor).

A total of 43 traffic citations were issued for violations including some of the following: speeding, no insurance, and driving while suspended/revoked.

One traffic crash was reported, which involved injuries and occurred at night.

BCSO's next DUII patrol is scheduled for April 20, 2017, to coincide with the Marijuana User's Holiday.

Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/pages/impaireddrivingprogram.aspx or https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/pdf/impaired_driving/drunk_driving_in_or.pdf
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Spring cleaning with seven recycling events scheduled countywide in April and May

SPRING CLEANING WITH SEVEN RECYCLING EVENTS SCHEDULED COUNTYWIDE IN APRIL AND MAY


News Release from Communications, Clark County, Wash.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 10:25 AM
Vancouver, WA -- A series of free Green Neighbors Recycling Day events will expand opportunities for Clark County residents to recycle a variety of items.

Event times and locations are:
* Vancouver: April 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Evergreen High School, 14300 N.E. 18th St.
* Yacolt: April 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Yacolt Primary School, 406 W. Yacolt Rd.
* Ridgefield: April 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5901 South 11th St.
* La Center: April 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holley Park, 1000 E. 4th St.
* Camas: May 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant St., Washougal
* Washougal: May 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant St.
* Battle Ground: May 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St.

County residents can drop off block foam, electronic equipment, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, scrap metal and no more than five tires without rims per person. All events, except Yacolt and Ridgefield, will provide shredding for up to two banker boxes of paper. No business waste will be accepted.

Residents who cannot attend an event can find year-round options at RecyclingA-Z.com.

Recycling Day events are free and open to all Clark County residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or other identification with an address, may be required.

Household hazardous waste (HHW), such as paints, pesticides, poisons, automotive fluids and chemicals, will NOT be accepted. Dispose of HHW for free year-round at these three transfer stations:

* Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., third Saturday of the month
* Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri.-Sun.
* West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old River Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday

Additional information about HHW disposal is available at www.clark.wa.gov/hhw, or call 360.397.2121 ext. 4352.

Green Neighbors, a Public Health program of Clark County Solid Waste, sponsors Recycling Day events in partnership with the cities. A Washington State Department of Ecology grant provides funding. For information, visit www.clarkgreenneighbors.org/recyclingday.html.

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Clark County Medical Examiner's Office MEDIA RELEASE

CLARK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE MEDIA RELEASE


News Release from Communications, Clark County, Wash.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 10:19 AM
The following information is in reference to recent deaths investigated by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office.

These individuals were found dead on 3/19/2017 in Vancouver, WA.


The name of the decedent: Collins, Allen J. Age: 37 Yrs
The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Portland area, OR

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death: Gunshot Wound of the Head and Neck

Manner of death: Homicide



The name of the decedent: Benton, Jason D. Age: 42 Yrs
The decedent was a resident of (city/state): Portland area, OR

The opinions listed on the death certificate are as follows:

Cause of death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds

Manner of death: Homicide



No additional information is available for release from the Medical Examiner's Office. Refer all other inquiries to the Vancouver Police Department.


Media release issue date: Prepared 3/23/2017

Nikki Costa
Operations Manager
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Community Groups Invited to Apply for Welcoming Beaverton Grants (Photo)

COMMUNITY GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR WELCOMING BEAVERTON GRANTS (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: March 23rd, 2017 10:05 AM
Downloadable file: A Taste of Africa cooking class (pictured) was one of 2016 Welcoming Week's activities in Beaverton. The city is now accepting applications for interactive, hands-on projects for 2017 Welcoming Week, which will be Sept. 15-24. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Downloadable file: The City of Beaverton is accepting applications from community groups for 2017 Welcoming Beaverton mini-grants. Projects should be interactive and include hands-on learning or active participation in an activity. Previous grant-funded events have included
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The City of Beaverton is now accepting applications from community groups for 2017 Welcoming Beaverton mini-grants. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to small, community-driven projects that are designed to bring together immigrants and non-immigrants. Grants are intended to increase opportunities for cross-cultural exchange, support welcoming and connected neighborhoods, build relationships and understanding to unite residents, and foster pride in Beaverton's diverse community.


Community based organizations, faith based organizations, school based groups, or community groups are eligible to apply. 501(c)(3) designation is not required. Grant-funded activities must take place in Beaverton during Welcoming Week, which runs from Sept. 15 to 24, 2017.


Successful projects will be interactive, allowing for hands-on learning and/or active participation in the activity. Past grant projects include an African cooking class; Taiwanese tea ceremony; small business fair; music, dance, and theater performances with workshops and discussion; open house at the Islamic Center of Portland; and an educational session on naturalization with mock interviews.


Applications are due Friday, May 12. To apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/WelcomingBeaverton. The application is available online in English and Spanish.


ABOUT WELCOMING BEAVERTON
Welcoming Beaverton mini-grants are part of the larger Welcoming Beaverton initiative, which recognizes, welcomes, and supports the successful integration of the local immigrant community. The City of Beaverton is a proud member of the national Welcoming Cities and Counties initiative, a network of municipalities across the country working to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments that maximize opportunities for economic growth and cultural vitality for all.


Beaverton will host its third annual Welcoming Week in September 2017. Welcoming Week is an annual series of events that bring together immigrants and U.S.-born residents in a spirit of unity. The events raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming and engage immigrants and non-immigrants in activities to strengthen relationships and cross-cultural understanding.


ABOUT BEAVERTON
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."


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


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