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FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Government November 6
State officials urge limiting gatherings, enact "pause" restrictions on five counties
In a last-ditch effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus before enacting strict measures that could have devastating effects for Oregon’s businesses and economy, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a “Two-Week Pause” for five counties, with five others — including Washington County — on the cusp of being added to the list.
FreeWashington County • Elections • Politics November 5
Thursday vote tally for county, state races and measures
With newer results in hand from the Oregon Secretary of State, here is where county, state, and federal races and measures stand on Thursday afternoon.
FreeBanks • Elections • City Council November 4
Stephanie Jones wins election for Banks mayor
"I'm very excited to be able to get started in January," Jones said in a phone call with the Banks Post on Wednesday morning. "I walked around today and collected my signs and I'm missing one, so I'm going to be putting a call out on Facebook for that one," she said with a chuckle.
FreeOregon • Elections • Politics November 4
Suzanne Weber wins House District 32 race
For the first time since 2003, residents in House District 32, which includes the city of Banks, Gales Creek, Gaston, Timber, and the North Coast, will be represented in the Oregon Legislature by a Republican legislator.
FreeWashington County • Elections • Politics November 3
Running unopposed, Janeen Sollman wins reelection bid for House District 30
Running unopposed in the House District 30 race, State Representative Janeen Sollman coasted to an easy victory, netting 93.94% of the vote in early returns.
FreeBanks • Elections • City Council November 3
Banks voters support annexation measure in initial vote results
Voters in the city of Banks are on track to approve a measure to annex just over one acre of new land into city limits.
FreeBanks • Elections • City Council November 3
Results for city council races arrive with initial vote count
With the first wave of results from tonight’s election rolling in, we can confirm that the candidates running unopposed for a city council race — Jeff Thompson for CC2, Peter Edison for CC4, and Mike Rainey for CC6 — have won their respective races.
FreeWashington County • Music • elections November 3
As ballots are dropped off in Banks, Lauren Sheehan serenades voters
In the Banks Public Library parking lot, more than 100 feet from the one of Washington County's 21 ballot drop boxes, Lauren Sheehan is strumming a guitar. She's there as a volunteer for the "Play For The Vote" organization, a nonpartisan group that aims to increase voter turnout with the help of music.
FreeWashington County • Elections • Politics November 3
Want to vote? Do it by 8 p.m. today at a drop site or county elections office
Those wishing to vote must do so today by 8 p.m., at a ballot drop site or the county elections office. If you’re in line by 8 p.m., stay in line - you can still vote.
FreeColumn • History • Gales Creek November 3
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: Election Day special edition
Today as the election draws to a close in Oregon and the nation, we look to history, with diary entries from Gales Creek resident Esther Lilly Hundley on seven election days from 1928 to 1950.
Banks • Missing Person • Police November 2
Portland man reported to be missing near Banks found dead in Warrenton area
A Portland man who was last reported to be near Banks before disappearing on October 11 was found dead near Warrenton on Friday, October 30, the Portland Police Bureau said in a press release on Monday, November 2.

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