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Mar 25 2019 thru Mar 31 2019

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Salem • Government • Politics March 29
Governor Brown appoints Bev Clarno as Secretary of State
Bev Clarno, a former state legislator and George W. Bush appointee, will fill the rest of former Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's term, who died on February 26.
Banks • Crime • Reward March 29
Construction equipment hit by vandals, items stolen near Banks
Construction equipment on Stimson land was vandalized, with some items stolen Northeast of Banks. There's a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of those responsible.
Roy • Mountaindale • Elections March 29
For Roy, Mountaindale, contested races await for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue board positions
Incumbents are fighting off challengers for seats on the board, including a four-way race for position 5. TVF&R provides fire services to more residents in Washington County than any other district.
Banks • Government • Elections March 29
In Banks region, just one seat contested in May elections
For Banks residents and those in surrounding communities, choices for Banks Fire District directors are uncontested, the Banks School Board has one contested race, and voters must decide if they wish to renew a levy for the Banks Fire District.
Oregon • Weather • Traffic March 28
Studded tire season ends March 31
Studies from Japan and the U.S. automobile tire industry say a safe alternative exists to typical road-damaging steel-studded tires. The deadline to remove them is fast approaching.
Salmonberry Trail • Salem • Government March 27
State, local officials will meet in Salem on April 5 to plan the development of the Salmonberry Trail
It remains to be seen how active two new elected officials, Jerry Willey, Washington County Commissioner for District 4, and Tiffiny Mitchell, State Representative for Oregon House District 32, will be in the development of the Salmonberry Trail. Willey told the Post he would be at the April 5 meeting, while Mitchell did not return a Monday email or phone call.
Greenville • Music • Traffic March 26
'The Lumineers' music video filming on Greenville Road
A film company is shooting a music video for internationally recognized folk rock band 'The Lumineers' at a property on Greenville Road this week and next, with a handful of short traffic holds on Greenville Road on April 1, 5, and 8.
Banks • Business • Food March 25
Cafe 47 to open in Banks on Monday, April 1
Despite the opening date being listed as April 1, it's no joke - the property that most recently held The Trailhead Cafe will be home to Cafe 47, a breakfast and lunch spot helmed by a former Alaskan restaurateur.

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