Washington County

Washington County Sheriff will not send deputies to Portland demonstrations

Governor Kate Brown during a Monday, July 13 press conference. Screenshot from OHA Youtube stream A plan by Governor Kate Brown to address continued demonstrations and civil unrest in the wake of the killing of a demonstrator in Portland is showing cracks less than 24 hours after it was released[Read More…]

Washington County Sheriff’s Office seeks armed kidnapping suspects

Left: Nicholas San Nicolas, Right: The stolen Nissan. Photo: WCSO The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two suspects after an alleged armed kidnapping in Aloha Thursday afternoon left one person in the hospital with injuries that are not life threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  In a press release,[Read More…]

Heat advisory issued for Sunday as triple digits loom in forecast

The sun near Mountaindale on July 31, 2017. The sun is widely considered a significant contributing factor to high temperatures. Photo: Chas Hundley PORTLAND – The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the greater Portland metro region, including some portions of western Washington County,[Read More…]

Washington County won’t move to next phase, seeks independence from tri-county COVID coupling

A map showing the status, as of Sunday, July 12, or Oregon’s counties and their phases. Photo: Oregon Health Authority WASHINGTON COUNTY – With case counts rising in Oregon, the tri-county region (Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas Counties) won’t be entering phase 2 of Governor Kate Brown’s reopening Oregon plan under current[Read More…]

B Street will close in Forest Grove beginning July 6 for bridge replacement

The planned detour for the B Street Naylor Creek bridge replacement project beginning July 6. Photo: Washington Co. LUT FOREST GROVE – Gales Creek area commuters may be impacted by a planned closure of B Street between Stringtown Road and the Gales Creek bridge near Forest Grove beginning Monday, July[Read More…]

Washington County eyes body camera program expansion for deputies

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO The Washington County Board of Commissioners is taking a step toward requiring county Sheriff’s deputies to wear body cameras. The board unanimously approved a motion, as an amendment to the county’s current 2020 . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Unlock all[Read More…]

Washington County reopening fate now tied to Metro counties, Gov. Brown announces

A face mask. File photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Beginning Wednesday, June 24, face coverings will be required in all indoor public spaces in several counties, including Washington County, Governor Kate Brown announced Wednesday afternoon.  Other counties included in the order are Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Polk, and[Read More…]

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