Washington County

Week one: Western Washington County’s legislators busy in first week of short session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis), Oregon’s first new Speaker of the House since 2013, told OPB the 2022 legislative short session that began on February. 1 . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers. Receive[Read More…]

Gov. Brown appoints Miranda S. Summer to Washington County Circuit Court

Miranda S. Summer, photo courtesy Gov. Brown office Gov. Kate Brown announced she appointed Municipal Court Judge Miranda S. Summer to the Washington County Circuit Court, filling the vacancy left by the elevation of Judge Ramon Pagan’s appointment to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Summer’s experience includes previously serving on[Read More…]

Upcoming school and public vaccination events

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s mobile vaccine clinic will hold three school-based vaccination clinics which will include vaccines for students in the newly eligible age bracket of five to 11 years old in western Washington County this week.  After waiting for child-sized needles, Washington County began offering the new[Read More…]

County moves to new emergency alert system

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County transitioned today to a new emergency alert system—used to notify county residents during fires, floods, for missing persons notices and the like—called Everbridge.  Washington County officials encouraged residents to sign up for the service; those previously signed up on the old system will need[Read More…]

Upcoming vaccination clinics, COVID-19 numbers, and cases in local schools

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s Mobile Vaccine Team has scheduled several Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics in western Washington County in the coming weeks as the county works to combat the surging Delta variant.  The furthest west portions of Washington County not in the Portland[Read More…]

Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains

Cannabis growing indoors at the North Plains site. Photo courtesy WCSO Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that an illegal cannabis grow site northeast of the city of North Plains was shut down following a search in[Read More…]

Upcoming vaccination clinics: Banks, Timber, Forest Grove

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County’s Mobile Vaccine Team has scheduled several Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics in western Washington County in the coming weeks as the county works to combat the surging Delta variant.  The furthest west portions of Washington County not in the Portland[Read More…]

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