The Evening Buzz


Cornelius Police Chief Paul Rubenstein, under internal investigation, ‘voluntarily retired’ from department, city says
Cornelius Police Chief Paul Rubenstein, who has been on paid administrative leave since November pending an internal investigation, has “voluntarily retired” from the department, the city announced late Friday afternoon.

Forest Grove police captain, investigated after removing paragraph from police memo, retires, department says
Capt. Aaron Ashbaugh submitted his retirement letter to the city on Tuesday, said Capt. Mike Herb, a Forest Grove police spokesman. He spent more than 26 years with the department, Herb said.

This way to safe haven: Newport’s Tsunami Interpretive Trail guides visitors to higher ground
A newly installed Tsunami Interpretive Trail makes South Beach — home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center, NOAA and a handful of other businesses — the only place on the Oregon Coast where you’ll know to the minute how much time you’ll need to get to safety if a tsunami is on the way. It’s believed to be the first of its kind here, but organizers hope to see more of the signs up and down the coast.

Oregon timber panel fails to make recommendation
SALEM — In the end, three months wasn’t enough time for Gov. John Kitzhaber’s O&C Timber Panel to achieve the monumental task of crafting a proposal for management of 2.6 million acres of Oregon & California Railroad Lands in Oregon.

Dallas Fire, EMS honored distinguished employees
DALLAS — The Dallas Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services honored their best at the two agencies’ annual awards ceremony in late January.

Graffiti problems continue to plague Monmouth area
MONMOUTH — Neighborhoods throughout Monmouth were hit with graffiti — some of it gang-related — in late January.

Kitzhaber signs water deal for Eastern Oregon
The deal signed Friday by Gov. John Kitzhaber and members of a taskforce comprising competing interest groups includes water storage projects that could divert more Columbia River water in the winter, which is less detrimental to fish than spring and summer withdrawals.

Forest Grove Public Arts Commission pushes mini-grant program
“Arts programming” is a wide umbrella that encompasses a variety of genres, and one Forest Grove group wants its grant program to touch on as many of those as possible

Canby schools chief interviewing for South Kitsap job
Canby Schools Superintendent John Steach is one of three finalists for the same job in the South Kitsap School District in Washington state.

Wilsonville tries to fill Memorial Park’s pavement cracks
It looks like Wilsonville’s Memorial Park will be getting a significant makeover as early as Labor Day.

Donald firefighters’ association dissolved
DONALD — The Donald Volunteer Firefighters Association has ceased to exist, but former members are not taking the loss of their organization lightly.

Theft charges horrify Milwaukie nonprofits
Former city recorder released from jail on Thursday Longtime Milwaukie residents who have kids involved in area schools and youth sports programs were concerned.