Washington County • Elections • Politics Apr. 22
Voter registration deadline is April 27
The deadline to register to vote or update your registration for the May 18 special district election is Tuesday, April 27.
Gales Creek • Fire • Weather Apr. 22
Washington County burn ban to lift Friday morning
Washington County's burn ban, first announced on April 14, will lift at 8 a.m. Friday, April 23, according to Dave Nemeyer, a spokesperson for Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Apr. 20
Washington County will move up to 'High Risk' starting Friday
Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Washington County and several other counties would be moving to the “High Risk” category starting Friday under the governor’s 4-tier — Low, Moderate, High, Extreme — COVID-19 risk system.
Oregon • Legislature • Government Apr. 20
State Rep. Brad Witt accused of sexual harassment by fellow legislator
House District 31 State Representative Brad Witt faces allegations that he sexually harassed fellow legislator Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson and attempted to pressure her into a "quid-pro-quo" arrangement earlier this month.
Column • History • Gales Creek Apr. 20
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: April 20 - April 26, 1932
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: More mushroom hunting, and Cherry Grove wins a baseball game against Gales Creek.
Salem • Politics • Government Apr. 19
House passes bill to restrict some military surplus use by law enforcement agencies
The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill prohibiting law enforcement agencies from receiving certain types of U.S. military surplus equipment from the federal government, including armored drones, grenades, and firearms silencers, among other types of gear.
FreeObituary Apr. 19
Obituary: Harold “Lloyd” Fellas
Harold “Lloyd” Fellas, 96, a resident of the Banks community passed away on April 14, 2021 at the Marquis Forest Grove, OR.