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Oct 12 2020 thru Oct 18 2020

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Opinion • Letter to the Editor • Politics October 16
Nine letters to the editor as House District 32 race heats up
Not one, not two, but NINE letters to the editor this week, with some in support of HD 32 candidate Suzanne Weber and some in support of HD 32 Debbie Boothe-Schmidt. Something on your mind? Instructions inside on how to submit your own letter
Fire • Tillamook State Forest • Oregon October 12
Fire season ends in NW Oregon forests
The official fire season ended today for the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, bringing to an official close a season unlike any other in recent history in Oregon.
Elections • Oregon • USPS October 12
A brief history of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system
In 2000, Oregon became the nation’s first-only all vote-by-mail state, but Oregonians have been voting by mail since the 1980s
Elections • Oregon • Washington County October 12
Voter registration deadline is Tuesday
To register or to make a change to your voter registration, visit and complete the online form at oregonvotes.gov/register before midnight on Tuesday, October 13; in person at the Washington County Elections office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, or with a mailed form postmarked on or before October 13.
Column • History • Gales Creek October 12
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: October 15 - 21, 1931
This week's installment of the Esther Lilly Hundley diaries: Charles sells three heifers to the Banks family that settled what would become the city of Banks, and the family pays more than $80 in taxes, just a few snapshots of life in Gales Creek in 1931.

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