The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington County Land Use and Transportation are once again asking people to stop putting election signs in state-owned rights of way.
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Washington County voters are once again facing shoddy work in official elections materials. This time, it’s not the fault of the Washington County Elections Division, but the Oregon Elections Division at the Oregon Secretary of State offices.
where new property owner Dustin Knox, a former Portland restaurateur who now makes his home in Gales Creek, has been spearheading the build out of the location in preparation of opening the Chicken and Guns Smokehouse on the Wilson River Highway.
Late in March, residents along Gales Creek began to notice a strange pattern in the waters of the 23 and ½ mile long Tualatin River tributary. Muddy water was coming down the creek bed when it wasn’t raining, and the muddied waters seemed to pulse on and off. “The last three[Read More…]
Following a story published March 21 about Metro’s Killin Wetlands property expanding by 52 acres, several readers reached out and asked for a map showing the new acreage. At this newspaper’s request, Metro created a map showing the expanded area recently purchased by the regional government. Located to the south[Read More…]
With the ink barely dry on Governor Kate Brown’s signature on a bill requiring the Oregon Department of Transportation to study Highway 6 and make repair recommendations to the legislature no later than September 15, 2023, ODOT is already at work on their newly mandated task. “ODOT has issued a[Read More…]
Wrongfully convicted Oregonians will now be eligible for financial compensation for time of false imprisonment. On March 24, Gov. Kate Brown signed the Oregon Justice for Exonerees Act, which allows compensation for wrongful convictions. Victims will be able to receive money, housing assistance, counseling, a sealing of their records and[Read More…]
Washington County residents will have the opportunity to hear from and provide input to Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley at a Washington County-specific digital town hall scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. “Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job. In these uncertain times,[Read More…]
A plan to protect critical animal habitat in nearly 640,000 acres of western Oregon state forests is moving towards its final stages. An environmental impact review of the Western Forests Habitat Conservation Plan was released March 18, and Oregonians have 60 days to submit their thoughts and concerns to the National Oceanic[Read More…]