FreeForest Grove • SCHOOLS • CORONAVIRUS Mar. 12
Gov. Brown directs Oregon school districts to close schools starting Monday, March 16
Starting Monday, March 16, Governor Kate Brown will direct all Oregon school districts to close K-12 schools through Tuesday, March 31.
FreeHealth • CORONAVIRUS • education Mar. 11
Gov. Brown bans gatherings of 250 or more, nonessential school activities
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took a sudden series of steps Wednesday night to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including banning gatherings of more than 250 people, and canceling non-essential school activities, such as athletic competitions, field trips, and group parent meetings. The rules will remain in place for four weeks.
FreeHealth • Coronavirus • newsroom Mar. 11
From the newsroom: Our response to the coronavirus
As of today, we have the ability to turn off the paywall for all coronavirus-related stories. We're sharing links and resources at the top of all related articles moving forward, and we could use your help in gathering news related to the pandemic as well.
Salem • politics • Government Mar. 10
4 hours before filing deadline, State Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell drops out of race
With less than 4 hours to go in the filing deadline for state offices, Tiffiny Mitchell has dropped out of the house district 32 race. In the hours before the filing deadline closes, two candidates have said they will join the race: Debbie Boothe-Schmidt, a Clatsop County trial assistant, and George Kiepke, a former Clatsop County commissioner.
FISHING • STOCKING SCHEDULE • Dorman Pond Mar. 10
Trout coming to a body of water near you
Anglers, take note: A few thousand trout are coming to a body of water near you, with Dorman Pond, Vernonia Lake, Lost Lake, and Hagg Lake all scheduled to receive legal-size trout in the coming weeks.
FreeCONGRESS • politics • coronavirus Mar. 10
National news dispatch: Primaries, SNAP benefits, Merkley's running
Quick updates from the national level regarding Oregon's congressional delegation and national politics on the local stage.
This week we cover Sen. Jeff Merkley's intent to run for a third term, the coronavirus spending bill, an online SNAP benefits pilot program, and more.
Tillamook State Forest • Tillamook Forest Center • Event Mar. 9
March events at the Tillamook Forest Center: Beavers, fairy and gnome homes
Learn about a unique animal, a little Oregon history, and some miniature building techniques for small woodland creatures this month in the Tillamook Forest.
COLUMN • HISTORY • GALES CREEK Mar. 9
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: March 12 - March 18, 1931
What was life like in the Gales Creek Valley in the 1930's? Find out in this installment of the Esther Lilly Hundley diaries.
This week, Esther catches a glimpse of a pair of notorious accused murderers, and Gladie hatches some chicks.