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Washington County • Elections • Politics October 30
County turnout is 64.2% four days from election's end
Oregon’s voters will likely surpass the total number of ballots cast in the 2018 midterm election this evening. At 8:55 a.m. Friday morning, the state said that 1,806,172 ballots had been cast statewide, representing a 61.2% turnout. In 2018, there were 1,873,891 votes cast for the midterm elections.
FreeForest Grove School District • Education • Coronavirus October 30
State loosens COVID-19 standards for some counties, school districts
For the Forest Grove School District, spiking COVID-19 case counts in Washington County mean no return to in-person classes for foreseeable future.
Washington County • Elections • Politics October 29
Thursday vote tally sees Washington County surpass average state turnout by 1.5%
After lagging behind the state average voter turnout since voting began, Washington County firmly surpassed the state average Thursday morning by 1.5%, though still lagging behind Multnomah and Clackamas Counties.
Opinion • Letter to the Editor • Politics October 29
Letters to the Editor: Vote Republican
A letter to the editor regarding Oregon Politics. Something on your mind? We will publish one final batch of letters should we receive any more regarding the 2020 election on Monday, November 2 at 9 a.m.
Washington County • Elections • Politics October 28
More than 1.5 million voters have cast a ballot in Oregon so far
In today's electoral update, we cover the numbers and a reminder that it's too late to vote by mail - drop your ballot off at one of Washington County's 21 drop sites.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Government October 27
Gov. Brown extends declaration of a state of emergency into 2021
Governor Kate Brown has extended Oregon’s declaration of a state of emergency, originally made on March 8, into 2021.
Washington County • Elections • Politics October 27
County officials: Today is last day to safely mail ballots; use drop site starting Wednesday
“Washington County elections officials are asking voters to use one of these official ballot dropsites as early as possible so all ballots can be processed in a timely manner,” Washington County said in a press release.
Oregon • Weather • Government October 27
Daylight Saving Time ends early morning of November 1
Sunday, November 1 will have 25 hours instead of the usual 24 as the end of daylight saving time happens at 2 a.m., rolling back to 1 a.m. for a do over of the past hour.
Washington County • Elections • Politics October 26
Washington County voters close gap between statewide and county average ballot returns
While still lagging behind Multnomah and Clackamas Counties in terms of voter turnout percentages, Washington County was only 1.1% behind the statewide average of 40.3%, with 39.2% of eligible county voters turning in a ballot as of Monday morning.
Column • History • Gales Creek October 26
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: October 29 - November 4, 1931
This week's installment of the Esther Lilly Hundley diaries: Telegrams, a ride through the Scoggins Valley (now Hagg Lake), and a Halloween program round out the week, just a few snapshots of life in Gales Creek in 1931.
Gales Creek • Weather October 25
'Freeze Warning' in place beginning 1 a.m. as temperatures drop
Temperatures will plummet Sunday night, prompting a 'Freeze Warning' from the Portland National Weather Service beginning 1 a.m. through 10 a.m. Monday morning.

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