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Banks • Transportation • Washington County Dec. 4
Ride Connection plans public transit expansion in rural western Washington County
Under a series of planned expansions proposed for early 2021, the city of Banks could see additional service from the WestLink bus route, and rural residents in communities like Timber, Buxton, Manning, and Roy would see increased options for door-to-door services.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Health Dec. 4
Oregon's reported coronavirus deaths surpass 1,000 as cases climb
More than 1,000 Oregonians have died in Oregon after contracting the novel coronavirus, the Oregon Health Authority announced Friday. The total deaths attributed to COVID-19 numbered 1,003 as of Friday. The first dose of a limited number of vaccines are expected to be shipped to Oregon in mid-December for use by front line healthcare workers and long-term care residents. “Our hardest days still lie ahead,” Governor Kate Brown said.
FreeBanks • Community • Event Dec. 1
Banks Christmas 'parade' still on for December 12
The Second Annual Banks Christmas Light Parade — though stationary this year at Sunset Park — is still on.