Washington County

Vaccine appointments available for eligible Washington County seniors

Ansu Drammeh, R.N., a cardiovascular intensive care nurse at OHSU, is given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, December 16 by Ryan Thrower, D.M.D., who, according to OHSU, is the first dental resident in the United States to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. Washington County Health and Human Services announced that 1,000[Read More…]

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2021 scholarships

Grain at the Spiesschaert farm outside of Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are eligible for three scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this[Read More…]

Commissioners approve funding for Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office body cameras

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted December 15 to authorize $1.397 million in spending through 2026 to purchase and deploy body cameras to the Washington County Sheriff’s 210 deputies, and to outfit 129 patrol vehicles with similar technology. A statement released[Read More…]

Ride Connection plans public transit expansion in rural western Washington County

A Ride Connection bus drives through Banks on July 11, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley In early 2021, the nonprofit organization Ride Connection plans to expand their offerings of rural public transit options, which includes bus routes in Banks and North Plains that connect to the wider TriMet service territory, door-to-door[Read More…]

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