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Search for possible missing aircraft suspended

Banks Fire District’s Hornshuh Creek Station. Photo: Banks Fire District Update: At 2:30 p.m., the Banks Fire District announced that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office had officially suspended the search for a possible missing aircraft somewhere in the Tillamook Forest.  “Ultimately there have been no reports of missing planes/pilots and[Read More…]

With snow likely around Christmas, local, state officials urge caution on roads, at home

A snow-covered Half Mile Lane on Tuesday, December 26, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley As families across the state gear up for Christmas and finalize travel plans, the Portland office of the National Weather Service is warning that snow and freezing temperatures are increasingly likely beginning Friday, Christmas Eve.  The latest[Read More…]

Statewide vehicle title, registration fees to increase by three percent January 1

A vehicle drives near Gales Creek on Highway 6. Photo: Brenda Schaffer The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced a “historic transportation investment” that beginning January 1, 2022 increases by 3 percent fees for renewing vehicle license plates, getting new trip permits, and applying for vehicle titles. The 3 percent[Read More…]

Willamette Falls Locks Authority created by Oregon Legislature to explore reopening locks

The Willamette Falls on August 6, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill with a 54-3 vote creating the Willamette Falls Locks Authority, a public corporation establishing ownership, management, and oversight so the waterfall’s locks could someday reopen for the first time since 2011. House[Read More…]

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