KWSO News 3/14/19

Legislation moving through the Oregon Capitol is focused on helping indigenous women who are victims of crime.  Oregon legislators are supporting legislation aimed at increasing resources towards investigating cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.  The bill passed the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously Wednesday. Rep. Tawna Sanchez is the bill’s chief sponsor. House Bill 2625 directs the Oregon State Police to study how to increase criminal justice and investigative resources toward past and future cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. The legislation seeks to build an accurate picture missing and murdered indigenous women in Oregon through research and data collection. It serves as a first step to improving relationships between tribal communities and law enforcement. The legislation now moves to the Oregon Senate for consideration.

Warm Springs Nation Little League will be at the K-8 Academy’s family engagement event this evening. The Registration Deadline is set for March 29. Here are the divisions: T-ball coed, for 4-7 years old; Minor Boys/Girls, ages 8-12 years old; Major Boys/Girls, ages 11-12 years old and Junior Boys/Girls, ages 12-14 years old.  Managers and Coaches are still needed. Contact Edmund Francis for more information.

The 509J School Board finalized its snow day makeup plan this week by adding four  school days to the calendar in June. The last day of school will be June 11th. 509-J schools lost a total of seven days due to inclement weather so far this school year.

Warm Springs Prevention Program is sponsoring a Spring Baseball Clinic for boys ages 6-12 during Spring Break. The camp is March 26-27. Andy Leonard and Darrell Ceciliani will conduct the camp. Both have great experience to share with the kids. Leonard is a member of the Portland Red Sox and been a part of three National Adult Baseball Association World Series Championships. Ceciliani was drafted by the New York Mets and also played for the Toronto Blue Jays. During the two days, the younger boys camp will be held in the morning and the afternoon session will be for the older boys:30. Contact Andy Leonard at the Prevention office if you have questions.