Government

John Wheeler named Washington Co. Emergency Management manager

John Wheeler. Photo: Washington County Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  WASHINGTON COUNTY – Interim Emergency Management manager of Washington County, John Wheeler, has dropped the interim title from his role and will[Read More…]

The primaries: A look at Vineeta Lower, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Vineeta Lower. Photo from the Lower campaign HD 32 – It’s a crowded field for the Oregon House of Representatives’ District 32 seat, currently held by Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria) who is stepping down so her husband can pursue a career opportunity in Washington. And as if the coronavirus doesn’t make[Read More…]

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces framework, no dates, for loosening coronavirus restrictions

Oregon governor Kate Brown spoke at a press conference the afternoon of March 16, 2020. Dave Killen / staff, the Oregonian Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  This article was originally published by[Read More…]

The primaries: A look at George Kiepke, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Photo: George Kiepke, courtesy George Kiepke. Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  George Kiepke (D-Astoria) is running for office at one of the more difficult times to do so on any level in[Read More…]

Oregon temporarily lifts prohibition on self-service gas in response to coronavirus

The Chevron station in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  This article was originally published by the Oregonian/OregonLive, one of more than a dozen news organizations throughout the[Read More…]

The primaries: A look at Suzanne Weber, candidate for Oregon House District 32

Suzanne Weber. Photo courtesy of the Suzanne Weber campaign TILLAMOOK – Tillamook Mayor Suzanne Weber likes to share that she grew up in Orr, Minnesota, a little town of 250-or-so people about four hours north of Minneapolis. After finishing college and teaching elementary education there for three years, and following[Read More…]

State dispatch: DMV (mostly) closes, studded tire season extended, Republican legislators promise bipartisanship

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Coronavirus resources: CDC on the coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority resources, Washington County resources, Oregonian reporting on the coronavirus, OPB glossary of coronavirus terms, NYTimes free reporting on the coronavirus.  Coronavirus in Oregon: the numbers With more and more testing coming to Oregon, more and more positive cases[Read More…]

Gov. Kate Brown prepares statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus outbreak, report says

Oregon governor Kate Brown spoke at a press conference the afternoon of March 16, 2020. She urged citizens to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, and announced new restrictions on restaurants and other establishments in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. Dave Killen / staff The Oregonian[Read More…]

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