Washington County

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…]

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 2020-21 budget proposal, to allocate funding to the Sheriff’s office[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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