Vancouver police department funding passes full senate
U.S. Senator Patty Murray announced that the $500,000 she included in a 2010 spending bill for a new Vancouver Records Management System has passed the full Senate. The new RMS represents a major step forward in technology for the Vancouver police department, enabling it to perform better crime analysis, deploy personnel in a more effective manner, share information more effectively, and pinpoint areas where patterns of crime are occurring.
The RMS will enhance Vancouver’s ability to partner with regional law enforcement agencies in Southwest Washington and the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. It will also allow police to communicate with citizens online.
When the current information system was originally purchased in 1996, Clark County and its cities served a population of 298,000. Today, Clark County has more than 425,000 citizens.
The funding was included in the fiscal year 2010 Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill, which passed the Senate by a vote of 71-28. Senator Murray is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee.
CREDC to host luncheon event
Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce is having its luncheon event at 11:30 Thursday, Nov. 19th. The keynote speaker will be the CEO of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, Bart Phillips.
The event will be held at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 NW Camas Meadows Drive. Cost for members are $15 per person and non-members are $17 per person. RSVP by calling 834-2472 or by emailing the CW Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From far out to mainstream
Psychedelic posters were the signature art form of the 1960s. They decorated college dorm rooms, homes and offices across the United States and around the world.
Clark College will host its 2009-2010 Faculty Speaker Series with “From Far Out to Mainstream: Lifecycle of the Psychedelic Rock Posters, 1965-73," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. The Faculty Speaker Series event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Penguin Student Lounge, located in Clark’s Penguin Union Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.
The Faculty Speaker Series, established by Clark College with support from the Clark College Foundation, honors individual faculty members and celebrates academic excellence. Sally Tomlinson, professor of art at Clark College, will lead the discussion.
Tomlinson, who resides in Vancouver, has written essays on the rock posters for the San Diego Museum of Art, Penguin Books’ Portable Sixties Reader (ed. Anne Charters, 2003) and the Tate-Liverpool’s “Summer of Love” exhibition of 2007, in addition to her master of arts thesis which was completed in the early 1990s. In September 2009, she was invited to speak about the posters for an exhibition opening at the Flint Art Institute in Michigan.
Volunteers needed to support H1N1 vaccine mega-clinic
The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) and Clark County Public Health are seeking 180 volunteers, 18 years of age and older, for its large community H1N1 vaccine distribution clinic they're hosting this Saturday, Nov. 14. The location of the H1N1 vaccine point of distribution clinic will be in Vancouver and will be announced by Public Health later this week.
Volunteer will perform various duties as assigned, and will receive training for their assigned duty before their shift begins.
There are two shifts available which are the following: shift A - 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. or shift B - 2:30 to 8 p.m.
Volunteers will also be eligible to receive an H1N1 vaccine for participating, if they fall under the one of the priority groups for receiving the vaccination.
Those interested in volunteering should complete an emergency worker form which can be obtained by clicking here. Once the form is completed send the form along with your shift preference to Cindy Stanley at email@example.com.
Volunteers will receive additional information once confirmed. For questions, call Cindy Stanley at 992-6285.
Planning Commission meets from 4 to 6 p.m. for workshops followed by hearings at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 10, City Council chambers, 210 E 13th Street. <> Fort Vancouver is honoring veterans who have served or are serving by admitting free entry into the Fort Vancouver Historical Site for military personnel and their families, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11. <> Golf Savings Bank is having a ribbon cutting ceremony and mixer from 4 to 6 p.m. this evening, Nov. 10, at 7720 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 122. For more information, call 449-8010. <> Applebee's will be allowing all veterans and active duty military to eat free in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Visit http://www.applebees.com/vetsday/ for more information. <> A Veterans Day Service will be hosted by Mayor Royce Pollard at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Vancouver Barracks Cemetery, Fourth Plain Boulevard and L Street, to recognize local veterans. The keynote speaker will be Major General Leslie Burger U.S. Army (Ret.) of Ridgefield. For more information, contact Dan Tarbell, 40 et 8, at 258-6839. <> Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED), a U.S. Department of Labor-funded program, is sponsoring two employment symposia specifically for engineers at its Engineering Employment Symposia. The first symposium will be held 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Embassy Suites Washington Square, 9000 SW Washington Square Road, and the second 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. 6th Street. Attendance is limited at the no-charge symposia; therefore, advanced registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit www.swwdc.org or call 567-1070. <> Clark County Fire & Rescue board of commissioners will be meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 instead of Wednesday Nov. 11 due to Veterans Day, at Station 21, 911 N 65th Avenue, Ridgefield. <> Vancouver Downtown Association is holding an open meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Vancouver Library, Library Hall, 1007 East Mill Plain Blvd. <> Nellor Law is hosting a blood drive from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, Nellor Restinas Crawford PLLC, 1201 Main Street, downtown Vancouver. Sign up by calling 695-8181, www.givelife.org (sponsor code: NellorLaw), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday on the air
Vancouver Children’s Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors (10-24)—4:30 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Housing Authority: Housing Matters (11-1)—5:30 p.m. CVTV
VPD All Access: Neighborhood Police Officers—6:01 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Planning Commission (live)—7 p.m. CVTV
Suicide Prevention (11-9)—11 p.m. CVTV
Happy Veterans Day!
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