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Banks • Government • City Council October 16
Council awards waterline transmission contract, approves new truck purchase, more at city council meeting
It was a short city council meeting on Tuesday, October 13, where city officials approved funds to purchase a new utility truck, awarded the contract to replace the city's leaking main water transmission line, and approved a $1,500 contribution to the Family Justice Center of Washington County.
Opinion • Letter to the Editor • Politics October 16
Nine letters to the editor as House District 32 race heats up
Not one, not two, but NINE letters to the editor this week, with some in support of HD 32 candidate Suzanne Weber and some in support of HD 32 Debbie Boothe-Schmidt. Something on your mind? Instructions inside on how to submit your own letter
Crime • Banks • Police Log October 15
Banks September 2020 Police Log
It's a very light police log this month, as reported by Deputy Frank Ward to the Banks City Council on Tuesday, October 13.
Fire • Tillamook State Forest • Oregon October 12
Fire season ends in NW Oregon forests
The official fire season ended today for the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, bringing to an official close a season unlike any other in recent history in Oregon.
Elections • Oregon • USPS October 12
A brief history of Oregon’s vote-by-mail system
In 2000, Oregon became the nation’s first-only all vote-by-mail state, but Oregonians have been voting by mail since the 1980s
Elections • Oregon • Washington County October 12
Voter registration deadline is Tuesday
To register or to make a change to your voter registration, visit and complete the online form at oregonvotes.gov/register before midnight on Tuesday, October 13; in person at the Washington County Elections office no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, or with a mailed form postmarked on or before October 13.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Community October 12
Banks Fire District October 2020 Fire Log
A summary of calls from September, and a few messages from the Banks Fire District.

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