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Freecoronavirus • TRANSPORTATION • GOVERNMENT March 28
Oregon temporarily lifts prohibition on self-service gas in response to coronavirus
Oregon will allow drivers to pump their own gas until April 11 in order to reduce contact that could spread the coronavirus, the state fire marshal announced early Saturday morning.
HD32 • GOVERNMENT • POLITICS March 27
The primaries: A look at Suzanne Weber, candidate for Oregon House District 32
Suzanne Weber, the mayor of Tillamook, found herself thrust into statewide prominence as she was forced to handle a potentially lethal influx of tourists to Tillamook at the beginning of spring break. In the midst of her mayoral duties, Weber is campaigning in the Republican primary for Oregon House of Representatives’ District 32 seat, which currently is held by Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria).
FreeWASHINGTON COUNTY • EDUCATION • AGRICULTURE March 25
Deadline extended for Washington Co. Farm Bureau scholarships
The deadline to apply for this year's Washington County Farm Bureau scholarships has been moved to May 1, as high school seniors grapple with an uncertain school calendar in Oregon, with school closed through most of April, and potentially beyond.
FreeSalem • transportation • Government March 25
State dispatch: DMV (mostly) closes, studded tire season extended, Republican legislators promise bipartisanship
This week's state dispatch of news from the state legislature, state politics and government, and other quick recaps of stories of statewide importance. This week, we look the impact of coronavirus on studded tires, the DMV, examine statewide numbers, and a new spirit of bipartisanship in the Oregon legislature.
Elections • LETTER TO THE EDITOR • HD32 March 25
Letter to the Editor: Elect George Kiepke
Hear from George Kiepke, a candidate running for the democratic nomination to House District 32 in the May 19 primary.
FreeWASHINGTON COUNTY • Coronavirus • Law enforcement March 25
Washington Co. Sheriff's Office: Education is priority in enforcing social distancing rules
As Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order mandating social distancing grips every Oregonian's day-to-day way of life, how will the Washington County Sheriff's Office enforce the new rules? We've got answers.
FreeCONGRESS • POLITICS • CORONAVIRUS March 24
National news dispatch: More than 50,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in U.S., Real ID rollout to be delayed
Quick updates from the national level regarding Oregon's congressional delegation and national politics on the local stage. This week, a quick look at the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., a statement from Senator Jeff Merkley, and news on the Real ID delay.
FreeBanks • coronavirus • gas March 24
Gas prices expected to drop as coronavirus hits oil market
GasBuddy, a website and cell phone app that tracks real-time gas prices in the U.S., released data that found the national average of a price of a gallon of regular gasoline dropped 12.8 cents during the last week to $2.08.
FreeOREGON • CORONAVIRUS • emergency March 23
"Stay Home, Save Lives:" Gov. Brown issues order limiting nonessential travel, closing more businesses
Governor Kate Brown asked Oregonians to stay home and stay away from each other, a request ignored by thousands as spring break began. Now, the governor has issued a sweeping executive order closing more businesses, limiting nonessential travel, and making it a class C misdemeanor if the orders are ignored.
FreeOREGON • CORONAVIRUS • Government March 23
Gov. Kate Brown prepares statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus outbreak, report says
Amid mounting pressure, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is preparing to issue a statewide stay-at-home order Monday, according to a news report from the Willamette Week newspaper.