Washington County

Washington Co. Chair Harrington floats idea of requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining

A sign for the now-shuttered Coleman’s 9N Shady Rest in Gales Creek, an early casualty of the pandemic’s toll on eating establishments. Photo: Chas Hundley Following a Tuesday afternoon work session where Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington said she would . . . You have reached content available exclusively to[Read More…]

Washington County chair Harrington is pushing for a four-week indoor dining ban

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County could be headed for another indoor dining ban. Chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners Kathryn Harrington said during a work session held Tuesday that she would push for a four-week closure of indoor dining at Washington County restaurants. The board is scheduled[Read More…]

Sheriff’s Office: Cornelius man arrested on rape charge met victims at ‘Dairy Queen near Manning’

A booking photo of Darby Martin, courtesy WCSO A Cornelius man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of rape in the first degree, sex abuse in the first degree, delivery of a controlled substance, and encouraging child sex abuse. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit of the Washington County Sheriff’s[Read More…]

Sen. Jeff Merkley to host online town hall for Washington Co. constituents

Senator Jeff Merkley (center, in yellow) at a town hall in Banks on January 13, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon’s junior senator will hold a virtual town hall for Washington County residents on June 29, a tradition for Sen. Jeff Merkley, though in non-pandemic years, the events are generally held[Read More…]

Washington County adds ten $10k cash prizes, 5 $20k scholarships to COVID-19 vaccine lottery prizes

File photo: Chas Hundley Washington County residents who get their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine by June 27 just got a better chance at winning $10,000 — or a scholarship for those ages 12 – 17 — after Washington County announced a new set of prizes added to the[Read More…]

Former Cornelius mayor, F.G. School Board member Ralph Brown missing now for 30 days

Ralph Brown. Photo courtesy WCSO Ralph Brown was last seen on May 16, 2021 near his Cornelius home, where he reportedly left around 6:30 p.m. It’s been 30 days, and his whereabouts remain unknown.  “Unfortunately, there are no new updates to report at this time,” wrote Washington County Sheriff’s Office[Read More…]


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