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May 11 2020 thru May 17 2020

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Washington County • elections • politics May 13
The primaries: What you need to know
According to the Oregon Secretary of State, 17% of eligible voters in Washington County had sent in a ballot as of press time.
Washington County • Government • elections May 12
On the ballot: Washington County library levy
Measure 34-297 would renew the five-year property tax levy currently providing 40 percent of library system funding the library system, which is set to expire in July 2021.
Washington County • Government • elections May 12
On the ballot: Washington County public safety levy
Measure 34-296 would replace the existing five-year levy, which expires in June 2021, and run from July 2021 to June 2026.
FreeBanks • recreation • coronavirus May 11
Banks Vernonia State Trail reopens
As of 7 a.m. Monday, the Banks Vernonia State Trail is open to the public for the first time since it closed on March 23.
FreeHealth • CORONAVIRUS • banks May 11
Adventist Health offers telemedicine to access in-home healthcare
Tillamook-based Adventist Health wants its customers to know it now offers on-demand, virtual office visits, known as telemedicine, to allow patients to visit their health care provider from home via cell phone, tablet, or computer during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • recreation • forestry May 10
ODF closes dispersed camping in state forests
While some parks are beginning to open to day use activities in the state, the Oregon Department of Forestry is further restricting activities in forests in their jurisdiction, temporarily halting dispersed camping in state forests, effective Monday, May 11.

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