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WILDFIRE • TILLAMOOK FOREST • WEATHER April 15
Six acres burned in the Tillamook Forest as region enters fire weather watch
The wildfire season is here a bit early, with six acres burning on private forestland in the Tillamook Forest on Monday. Much of the Willamette Valley will enter a Fire Weather Watch beginning Thursday afternoon and extending to at least Thursday evening.
FreeCRIME • BANKS • POLICE LOG April 15
Banks March 2020 Police Log
As written by Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies stationed in Banks. Among other items, deputy Ryan Pope notes that parking enforcement has been suspended as of mid-March except for RVs, trailers, and safety hazards.
FreeBANKS • GOVERNMENT • CORONAVIRUS April 15
City of Banks extends emergency declaration to May 12
During the Tuesday, April 14 city council meeting, the elected leaders of the city of Banks unanimously extended Banks' emergency declaration to May 12.
FreeBANKS • BANKS FIRE DISTRICT 13 • COMMUNITY April 14
Banks Fire District March 2020 Fire Log
A summary of calls from March, and a message from the Banks Fire District.
Freecoronavirus • oregon • government April 14
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces framework, no dates, for loosening coronavirus restrictions
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday announced the state’s initial framework for lifting statewide closures, saying she would take a slow, science-based approach to deciding how to move forward, without specifying any dates.
FreeHD32 • GOVERNMENT • POLITICS April 13
The primaries: A look at George Kiepke, candidate for Oregon House District 32
George Kiepke (D-Astoria) is running for office at one of the more difficult times to do so on any level in American history as he campaigns in the Democratic primary for Oregon House of Representatives’ District 32 seat, which currently is held by outgoing rep. Tiffiny Mitchell (D-Astoria).

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