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Crime • Hagg Lake • Washington County Sheriff's Office August 8
One year after shooting, Wash. Co. Sheriff's Officer Cpl. Braun shares recovery update
One year ago today, Cpl. Jeremy Braun and deputy Chris Iverson were shot in a gunfight after reports came in of a theft of firearms from a home near Hagg Lake. In a video update release exactly one year after the incident, Braun shared his process of recovery and his hopes for the future.
FreeBanks • COVID-19 • City Council August 8
City opens grant process for CARES Act funds for small businesses in Banks
Small businesses in Banks can apply for a Small Business Assistance Grant beginning Monday, August 10 to help weather the adverse effects of the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Banks • Business • Forest Grove August 6
Banks NAPA closing, moving staff to Forest Grove
The Banks NAPA will be closing and moving their staff and inventory to the Forest Grove NAPA.
FreeBanks School District • Sports • Coronavirus August 5
Fall sports season moved to spring, seasons condensed
The fall sports season will be shifted to spring 2021, seasons will be condensed, and out-of-season coaching restrictions will be waived, the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) said in a Wednesday, August 5 press release issued after the OSAA executive board meeting.
FreeBanks • Education • Coronavirus August 5
Banks School District lays off 13 employees
The Banks School District laid off 13 classified employees on Tuesday, August 4 as the district grapples with a school year that will begin online.
FreeFishing • Oregon • Event August 4
Free fishing weekend returns Saturday, Sunday, August 15 - 16
The popular free fishing weekend, held four times throughout the year will be back August 15 & 16, though events that usually are held throughout the state to promote the weekend have all been cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic.
FreeFrom the Newsroom August 3
From the newsroom: Five months in, our coronavirus reporting will remain free
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Salem • Politics • Elections August 3
Weber, Witt receive nomination from Independent Party of Oregon in legislative races
Weber gets nod from Independent Party of Oregon for HD 32 race, as does HD 31 incumbent Brad Witt.
FreeBanks • Government • City Council August 3
Signs, signs, signs
Here are three different stories all having to do with signs in Banks: The city will hold a hearing for a project to replace the 'Welcome to Banks' sign on Highway 6, new wayfinding signs have gone up on the Banks Vernonia trail to bring business to town, and businesses can apply for a matching grant to improve their building's appearance.

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