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Crime • Washington County Aug. 28
Washington County Sheriff’s Office seeks armed kidnapping suspects
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two suspects after an alleged armed kidnapping in Aloha Thursday afternoon left one person in the hospital with injuries that are not life threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Roy • Wildfire • agriculture Aug. 27
Brush fire in Roy 'under control'
A brush fire is burning in Roy on Chalmers Lane near Roy Road, according to Forest Grove Fire and Rescue.
Mountaindale • Traffic • Washington County Sheriff's Office Aug. 27
Mountaindale Road closed for death investigation on roadway
Mountaindale Road is closed after an individual was found unresponsive in the roadway between Highway 26 and NW Hahn Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. They were later pronounced dead.
Banks • Elections • City Council Aug. 27
Jonathon Boyer is running for mayor in local Banks election
In the only city electoral race in Banks with more than one candidate in November, Jonathon Boyer, 38, is running for mayor, with current city councilor Stephanie Jones facing him in the election.
Banks • Elections • City Council Aug. 24
City Council Position 2 race has one candidate, Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson is running unopposed for Banks City Council position 2. Thompson said, if elected, his priorities would be to improve access to residents living with disabilities, work on improving internet access in the region, and to ensure growth in Banks is "the right growth."