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Mar 2 2020 thru Mar 8 2020

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opinion • letter to the editor • politics March 6
Letter to the Editor: Let voters decide on cap and trade
Letter to the Editor: Let voters decide on cap and trade, by Adam Lardy, Buxton resident, Vice President and founding board member of Timber Unity
Buxton • Crash • Highway 47 March 5
Vernonia man killed in crash on Hwy 47
A Vernonia man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday morning north of Buxton.
Roy • event • Education March 5
St. Francis dinner to benefit school will be held in Roy March 8
For the 53rd year, the St. Francis of Assisi parish will hold a benefit dinner on Sunday, March 8 to keep funds flowing into the St. Francis of Assisi school in Roy.
Crash • Buxton • hwy 47 March 5
Highway 47 closed for fatal crash north of Buxton
Highway 47 is closed for a fatal crash near milepost 76, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Emergency crews are dealing with live wires as they attempt to work at the scene. Power is out for 1,759 customers, according to Portland General.
WASHINGTON COUNTY DISPATCH • GOVERNMENT • elections March 5
County News Dispatch: Filing deadline for political office approaches, short term rentals, county K-9
This week’s installment of the County Dispatch: 75 days until the May 19 primary elections, the county wants to hear from you on short-term rentals, an article about a very good boy, and more!
FreeWashington County • Health • coronavirus March 4
Washington County adopts emergency declaration to address coronavirus
County officials were quick to stress that the declaration does not mean that the public faces any more risk than it did, but rather that the declaration permits the county to access certain resources and cut through red tape.
FreeBanks • Banks School District • Health March 3
Banks School District: No plans yet to close or cancel school or activities during coronavirus outbreak
“We will update staff and families as the situation evolves. We have no current plans to close or cancel school, classes or activities at this time, however, if the illness spreads, we will work with public health officials to determine next steps,” a letter from BSD superintendent Jeff Leo read.

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