State wildlife officials are on the hunt for invasive snapping turtles. These prehistoric-looking creatures, native to the eastern part of Canada and the U.S. , have settled into the Tualatin River watershed and been spotted elsewhere, including the Clackamas, Willamette, Columbia, Sandy, Molalla, Pudding and Umpqua rivers and the Columbia Slough. [Read More…]
Oregon tax collections continue to surge, with Oregonians paying $1.2 billion more in income taxes this spring than last year. The increasing state revenues aren’t due to higher taxes. Instead, according to Oregon’s quarterly economic forecast, many people cashed in assets in late 2021, causing a short-term income boost. Most of[Read More…]
Missing for almost exactly a year, the body of Ralph Brown, 77, was found along with his missing car in the Willamette River near Newberg. The former Hillsboro School District educator, Cornelius mayor, Forest Grove School Board member, and community volunteer vanished last year on May 16, launching an extensive[Read More…]
Early results published by the Oregon Secretary of State are in for a number of county elected positions. Results are from 8:30 p.m. County Chair Kathryn Harrington (incumbent) 34,282 votes received (55%) Beach Pace 27,284 votes received (43.8%). With a significant lead over Pace, incumbent Harrington is all but certain[Read More…]
LEGISLATIVE RACES Early results published by the Oregon Secretary of State are in for a variety of legislative primary races in Oregon. We’re covering House District 31, House District 29, Senate District 15, and Senate District 16. Results valid as of 8:15 p.m. House District 31 The newly-drawn House District[Read More…]
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Have you voted? There are races and measures to vote for on the ballot, even for those not registered with one of Oregon’s political parties. Ranging from decisions on who will chair the Washington County board of commissioners to who will head the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, registered[Read More…]
A rainy late spring is delaying the start of fire season in Oregon, but state officials said Monday they still anticipate a challenging summer and fall. Large fires are already blazing in New Mexico, and fire risk in the Northwest is expected to worsen as summer continues. During a press[Read More…]
The cause of muddied waters, which could have negative effects on fish, drinking water, and irrigation throughout the Gales Creek area and into other parts of Washington County has been tracked to two large landslides located on the southeast slope of Round Top. There, an unnamed tributary of North Fork[Read More…]
The May 17 Primary Election closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, and voters must either have their ballots returned to a ballot drop site by then or postmarked by May 17 to be counted.