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Wildfire • Banks Fire District 13 • California October 2
Banks Fire District heads to California to battle wildfires
Crews from Banks, Forest Grove, and more are headed south to California to help firefighters there battle wildfires that have torched nearly four million acres.
Government October 2
County seeks input on transit options, infrastructure in rural Washington County
An online survey released on Friday, October 2 by Washington County and Ride Connection Inc., a regional public transportation nonprofit, is asking for feedback on the county’s Transit Development Plan as it pertains to transit in rural Washington County.
FreeSmoke • Environment • Weather October 1
Stagnant air expected through Monday, NWS says
Stagnant air — a soup of haze, smoke and fog — is settling in for the weekend and beyond as a strong inversion traps pollutants in the air, with the potential to cause breathing issues for those already suffering with respiratory problems, the National Weather Service says.
Elections • Letter to the Editor • HD32 October 1
Letters to the Editor: House District 32
A letter to the editor in support of HD 32 candidate Suzanne Weber. Something on your mind? Send a letter to the editor at [email protected] with your name, address, and phone number (will not be published) on issues, news, and items of concern in the community. Please keep it between 100-350 words. We reserve the right to edit letters for clarity, spelling, and punctuation errors.
FreeCoronavirus • Banks • Education September 30
Banks School District offers childcare grant program for low income families and essential workers
A grant awarded to the Banks School District by Washington County with CARES Act funding will pay for two months of childcare for some Banks-area low-income families and those working as essential employees. The deadline to apply for a limited amount of slots is this Friday, October 2.

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