Here’s how you can help four local businesses affected by COVID-19

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley On Wednesday, November 18, an executive order by Governor Kate Brown halted some businesses, changed how others operate, and impacted local gathering places. We contacted local small businesses in our area to see how they are grappling with the new rules and how local shoppers[Read More…]

Executive order issued for statewide ‘freeze’ to combat COVID-19

Face masks. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon’s “freeze” period to combat the rising cases of the coronavirus begins tomorrow, Wednesday November 18, and will last through Wednesday, December 2, a period of 15 days unless the order is extended.  Under Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-65, released Tuesday afternoon, a number[Read More…]

Fact check: No, property and building that housed Coleman’s 9N Shady Rest has not sold

Coleman’s 9N Shady Rest. Photo: Chas Hundley Rumors have swirled recently that the building housing the former Coleman’s 9N Shady Rest was sold to a Forest Grove-based restaurant, but the owner of the property and former restaurant says that simply isn’t so. “It is for sale, but we have not[Read More…]

Oregon orders restaurants, bars shut to all but takeout and delivery service for four weeks to prevent spread of coronavirus

Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press conference with state and local government officials Thursday morning in Portland to talk about coronavirus plans and protocols in the state. March 12, 2020. Beth Nakamura/Staff Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, 

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