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FreeOregon • Transportation • Government Dec. 24
Grace period for expired tags, driver's licenses extended for some
A grace period for some Oregon residents with expiring vehicle registration, permit or driver’s licenses has been extended to three months after expiry, but only for those documents expiring between Nov. 1 2020 and April 30, 2021.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Education Dec. 23
Gov. Brown issues plan for schools to be allowed to open fully by February
Thousands of Oregon students could be back in classrooms by Feb. 15 under a new plan issued by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday that will turn control of school reopening to local school districts.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Government Dec. 22
Legislature passes COVID-19, wildfire bills during one day session
The Oregon Legislature passed a group of spending bills providing a six-month extension to the moratorium on evictions, allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to go, financial relief for Oregonians following last summer’s wildfire devastation, and removing financial liability from damages claims for schools during the public health crisis.
Washington County • Sheriff's Office • Public Safety Dec. 22
Commissioners approve funding for Washington Co. Sheriff's Office body cameras
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted December 15 to authorize $1.397 million in spending through 2026 to purchase and deploy body cameras to the Washington County Sheriff’s 210 deputies, and to outfit 129 patrol vehicles with similar technology.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Government Dec. 21
HD 32 Rep. Mitchell says lawmakers committed to ending session tonight
Mitchell said she did not know when the current special session will end, but that lawmakers are committed to wrapping up all business by the end of tonight, Monday, December 21.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Politics Dec. 21
Protesters attempt to storm capitol during Oregon Legislature special session
Today's special legislative session is off to a rocky start with protests, arrests, and one legislator angrily leaving a Senate session over having to wear a mask.
Column • History • Gales Creek Dec. 21
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: December 24 - 30, 1931
These are the diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley, who lived in Gales Creek after the Lilly family moved to Gales Creek in the 1880’s. They are published as they were written, with original spelling. This week: Christmas celebrations, a trial is postponed, and Esther finds Buster Keaton's antics in the 1931 "Sidewalks of New York" to be "dandy crazy."
FreeOregon • Legislature • Coronavirus Dec. 20
Legislators head to Salem for one-day session on Monday
Oregon lawmakers will meet in a special session in Salem on Monday, Dec. 21 to vote on legislation aimed at providing relief to renters and landlords, tackle wildfire relief, ease restrictions on to-go cocktails, and more in a one-day session.

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