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Oregon • Coronavirus • government June 6
DMV launches, then relaunches system for in-person appointments
After a bumpy start, the DMV is now taking appointment requests for some in-person services at 40 locations in Oregon.
Fire • cornelius • Banks Fire District 13 June 6
Fire crews respond to residential fire on Long Rd
The fire, located at a home north of Cornelius on Long Road near NW 366th Pl., was first reported Saturday morning at 9:11 a.m.
Washington County • Crime • police June 5
Washington Co. deputy charged with official misconduct from 2018 use of force incident
In a disclosure not made public at the time, Jail Deputy Rian Alden — the same deputy earlier accused of sending a racist email 16 years ago — was investigated after a "concerning use of force" on an arrestee during a booking at the Washington County Jail in 2018. The Washington County DA declined to press charges at the time, but reopened the case on Monday.
FreeFISHING • oregon • event June 5
Free fishing weekend returns Saturday & Sunday
The popular free fishing weekend is back, though events that usually are held throughout the state to promote the weekend have all been cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic.
Free June 3
Gov. Brown announces phase two reopening guidelines
Forest Grove • protest • Police June 2
Hundreds gather in Forest Grove to protest police brutality against black Americans
Around 300 people gathered Tuesday afternoon at the base of the large flag in Forest Grove to protest police brutality against black Americans amid a national outrage over the killing of George Floyd, who died in police custody.
Washington County • Crime • Government June 1
Washington County deputy under investigation after allegation of 'email with racial epithets' surfaces
WASHINGTON COUNTY - A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation surfaced that the deputy sent an “inappropriate email with racial epithets” before being employed by the Sheriff’s Office.
FreeCORONAVIRUS • OREGON • GOVERNMENT June 1
Gov. Kate Brown fires director of Oregon Employment Department over delays in delivering jobless benefits
Governor Kate Brown fired the head of the Oregon Employment Department on Sunday, responding to the department’s long delays in delivering jobless benefits to out-of-work Oregonians and the agency’s inability to communicate the status of workers’ benefits claims.

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