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May 18 2020 thru May 24 2020

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Banks • Government • City Council May 22
City sets work plan for coming year
The Banks City Council approved its 2020-21 work plan, which focuses on the local government’s approach to sustainable growth, and managing resources and community services.
Washington County • elections • politics May 19
Early election results: No close races for far west Washington County
We’re following a host of races throughout Washington County and the wider region, and we’ll be posting updates throughout the night and morning as they become available.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • LEGAL • OREGON May 18
Oregon Supreme Court puts hold on Baker County judge’s ruling declaring governor’s coronavirus orders ‘null and void’
In a late Monday night ruling, the Oregon Supreme Court stepped in to put a hold on a dramatic decision by an eastern Oregon judge that declared not only Gov. Kate Brown’s restrictions on church gatherings but all her “Stay Home Save Lives’’ coronavirus emergency orders “null and void.’’
Banks • Government • City Council May 18
City of Banks sets new social media, email policy
“(The city’s) social media policy started several years ago but as time advances new items need to be revised (as certain personnel) take on additional roles,” Banks City Manager Jolynn Becker told the Banks Post.
Freecoronavirus • legal • oregon May 18
Baker County Judge Invalidates Oregon Gov. Brown's COVID-19 Emergency Orders
A Baker County judge has invalidated Brown’s restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, along with every other executive order Brown has issued under a state of emergency she ordered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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