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Banks • business • health April 10
Banks Pharmacy to close
The Banks Pharmacy will stop filling orders after April 15, and will close entirely in the weeks after, according to owners Philip and Gene Darrah.
FreeBanks • Library • coronavirus April 9
Behind locked doors, the Banks Public Library is open for business
The Banks Public Library may be closed to visitors, but there's still a lot going on behind those closed doors.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • health • resources April 9
How to use Oregon’s new coronavirus symptom checker
C19oregon.com, the new Oregon-based online triage tool for coronavirus symptoms, evaluates the likelihood of whether you have COVID-19 through the symptoms you report. Here's how you use it.
FreeCoronavirus • information • health April 9
Fighting the 'infodemic' of false coronavirus information on social media
The spread of misinformation about the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an “infodemic,” is growing. Here are some tips on spotting this false information.
FreeWashington County • coronavirus • crime April 9
County Dispatch: Blood drives, poaching, coronavirus
This week’s installment of the county dispatch - quick hits that you should read, that we want to write about, but don’t have the staff and time to fully dive into. This week, we examine a string of regional poaching cases, take a quick look at county-level coronavirus news, and an upcoming blood drive in Banks.
FreeFire • ODF • coronavirus April 8
State, local agencies ask residents to refrain from outdoor burning
It’s not a law, but a coalition of agencies, including local Washington County fire & rescue agencies are asking those who would normally take advantage of the nicer spring weather to conduct outdoor and debris burns to, well, please not.
FreeSALEM • coronavirus • department of forestry April 8
State Dispatch: Coronavirus updates, ODF seeks public input, election update
This week's state dispatch of news from the state legislature, state politics and government, and other quick recaps of stories of statewide importance features updates on the coronavirus, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and more.
FreeBanks • education • Coronavirus April 8
Schools will close for the rest of the school year, shift entirely to distance learning
Oregon students won’t set foot in a school building for the rest of the school year, announced Governor Kate Brown today. Students will shift to distance learning for the rest of the year. Graduation guidelines were also announced.
Banks • crime • poaching April 7
Oregon State Police seek public assistance in poached elk case near Banks
Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers are seeking public help after a cow elk was killed and left to waste north of Banks on private forestland near NW Sellers Road and NW Davidson Road.
FreeOregon • elections • politics April 7
Primary elections: Will Oregon matter more?
When it comes to choosing a party nominee for president, primary elections in Oregon are usually a formality, due to a late slot in the primary calendar. This year, 16 states and territories have postponed primary elections due to coronavirus concerns. What does this mean for Oregon?

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