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Free CORONAVIRUS • OREGON • GOVERNMENT May 2
Gov. Kate Brown extends Oregon coronavirus state of emergency to July 6
Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Friday extending Oregon’s state of emergency to July 6 in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • OREGON • GOVERNMENT May 2
Oregon unveils new initiatives for coronavirus testing, tracing, reopening plans
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a bevy of new initiatives and details Friday to beef up testing and contact tracing as businesses look to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FreeBanks • utilities • technology May 2
Goodbye Frontier, hello Ziply
Frontier Communications completed the sale of their fiber and telephone network operations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to Ziply on Friday.
FreeWASHINGTON COUNTY • GOVERNMENT • coronavirus May 2
John Wheeler named Washington Co. Emergency Management manager
Interim Emergency Management manager of Washington County, John Wheeler, has dropped the interim title from his role and will serve as the Emergency Management manager of Washington County.
Fire • ODF • government April 30
Local, state agencies kick off Wildfire Awareness Month in May
May 1 kicks off Wildfire Awareness Month, a public safety marketing campaign held by the nonprofit organization Keep Oregon Green and local, state, and federal fire agencies and other organizations.
FreeBanks • coronavirus • event April 29
City of Banks cancels 4th of July parade
The city of Banks had planned a multitude of celebratory events and activities throughout 2020 to celebrate the city’s 100 year anniversary of incorporation. But one by one, city activities have been canceled, postponed and abandoned in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest casualty? The City of Banks 4th of July parade.
FreeElections • oregon • government April 27
Voter registration deadline is Tuesday, April 28
Want to vote in the May 19, 2020 primary? If you’re not already registered to do so, you need to register by 11:59:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. That’s tomorrow, as of our 3 p.m. Monday press time, for those keeping track at home.

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