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HD32 • Government • politics Jan. 3
State Rep Mitchell, Sen. Wyden Town Halls in Washington County on Jan. 5
District 32 representative Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria) wants to hear from her district’s voters, so she’s holding a series of listening sessions in January, including one at the Banks Public Library on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On that same day, Senator Ron Wyden will hold a town hall on the other side of the county at the Tigard High School auditorium in Tigard at noon.
WASHINGTON COUNTY POLICE SHOOTING Jan. 2
Washington County Major Crimes Unit investigating officer-involved Hillsboro shooting
The officer was not injured, victim pronounced DOA at hospital, police say
BANKS • LIBRARY • EVENT Dec. 31
January events at the Banks Public Library
There's a lot going on at the Banks Public Library this month, with programs ranging from building water filters to learning how to raise small livestock and what some might consider a fowl topic, raising poultry.
WOEC • LETTER TO THE EDITOR • UTILITIES Dec. 31
Letter to the Editor: Sen. Wyden Supported Rural Oregon
Thank you to Senator Ron Wyden for listening to Oregon’s electric cooperatives and fighting tirelessly to add important legislation to the 2020 spending bill, writes Erika Paleck, West Oregon Electric Co-op director for District 5
Salem • Transportation • taxes Dec. 31
Gas taxes will rise January 1
Motorists can expect to pay more at the pump in 2020 as the state looks to fund transportation and infrastructure maintenance projects throughout Oregon.
Banks • timber • Crime Dec. 29
Timber woman wanted by police after nearly running over state trooper in Banks
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Aubri Jenkins of Timber nearly ran over an Oregon State Trooper near the Banks City Hall as she threw her car in reverse and sped west on Highway 26 before her vehicle was found abandoned along the highway.