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CRIME • BANKS • Washington County Sheriff's Office Feb. 7
Cpl. Jeremy Braun looks toward returning to work after being shot in line of duty
"The valley of the shadow of death is very small, very narrow, and you have to go through it alone," said Corporal Jeremy Braun of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
After being shot at close range with a shotgun near Hagg Lake nearly six months ago, Cpl. Braun spoke about his recovery, the shooting, his family, his hometown of Banks, and his intention to return to work.
SALMONBERRY TRAIL • GOVERNMENT • SALEM Feb. 6
Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency will meet Feb. 7 in Salem
State, tribal, and local leaders will meet to discuss the further development of the Salmonberry Trail on Friday, February 7 in Salem.
GALES CREEK • Banks Fire District • CHURCH Feb. 6
PHOTOS: Local fire agencies conduct training burn in Gales Creek
Banks Fire District 13, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Gaston Rural Fire Protection District, and the Cornelius Fire District all participated in a training burn in Gales Creek on Saturday, February 1 at a building located on the Gales Creek Church of God property.
BANKS • BANKS FIRE DISTRICT 13 • COMMUNITY Feb. 6
Banks Fire District January 2020 Fire Log
A summary of calls from January, and upcoming events at the Banks Fire District.
Salem • politics • Timber Unity Feb. 4
Timber Unity convoys from throughout Oregon expected to descend on Salem on Thursday
A thousand log trucks, semi-trucks, dump trucks, well drilling equipment and more vehicles are expected to converge on Salem on Thursday, February 6 to protest SB 1530 as part of a Timber Unity effort to protest cap-and-trade legislation. Locally, convoys will begin early Thursday morning in Tillamook and at the North Plains weigh station.
Technology • Salem • Privacy Feb. 3
Dangerous use of a drone in Oregon could result in steep fines, jail time
An Oregon law passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2019 makes it a class A misdemeanor for intentionally exhibiting dangerous behavior with a drone.