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FreeSalem • Coronavirus • Government July 31
Governor Brown calls for special legislative session to address budget shortfall
COVID-19 blew a hole in Oregon’s budget nearly $1 billion wide, and the task of rebalancing the budget now will fall to Oregon’s lawmakers in a special session of the Oregon Legislature convening Monday, August 10 at 8 a.m.
CRIME • TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST• SOUTH FORK FOREST CAMP July 30
Inmate who escaped work crew in June back in custody
Brandon Sykes, the inmate who walked away from a South Fork Forest Camp work crew on Monday, June 22 turned himself in to the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon.
Buxton • WOEC • Business July 30
West Oregon Electric Co-op elections for Manning, some Buxton residents approaches
Ballots for the West Oregon Electric Co-op are coming, and for those members of the co-op in district 7 (which includes portions of Manning/Buxton, the Hagg Lake area, and rural Yamhill County), there’s one choice on the ballot this year: Buxton resident Mark Ludeman.
Banks • Government • Community July 30
2020 Banks Citizenship Award nominations open
The City of Banks is accepting nominations for the 2020 Banks Citizenship Award - those who want to nominate an exemplary person in Banks and the surrounding region must do so by September 30.
Fire • ODF • Washington County July 28
ODF: Fire danger moved to 'High' in Washington County
Fire danger in much of the western Oregon counties in Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands has been shifted to ‘high’ as of today, ODF announced Tuesday evening.
FreeBANKS • EDUCATION • CORONAVIRUS July 28
Banks School District will begin the school year online
Students will begin the new school year on September 8 the same way the old one ended: online, announced superintendent Jeff Leo.
FreeBanks • education • Coronavirus July 28
Schools will remain shuttered if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Gov Brown says
Unless Oregon — and Washington County — see a significant reduction in COVID-19 cases, most schools will not be allowed to open facilities to in-person learning, Governor Brown announced today during a press conference.

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