Column • History • Gales Creek Nov. 4
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County October 20 & 27, 1921
A community member is laid to rest in Gales Creek, an inquest following a tragic train crash near Scofield clears the train's crew, and Forest Grove tells people outside of city limits to deal with fires on their own. This and more in this week's double-feature of Dispatches from History: Western Washington County 100 years ago.
FreeCoronavirus • Oregon • Government Nov. 2
CDC approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for ages 5 through 11
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel voted to authorize the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 Tuesday afternoon, followed by an approval from the agency's director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky.
Oregon • Transportation • Government Nov. 1
It's studded tire season, but consider alternatives, ODOT says
Today marks the first day you can legally use studded tires on Oregon roads.
The Oregon Department of Transportation would rather you didn’t.
“Our latest study concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways," ODOT said, and noted that traction tires that meet certain standards are considered just as good or better in most cases than studded tires.
Tillamook County • Crash • Highway 6 Nov. 1
Tillamook resident killed in crash on Highway 6
A Tillamook resident died in a crash Sunday morning near milepost 8 on the Wilson River Highway. The driver of one vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene, according to Oregon State Police, but was apprehended four hours later nearby.