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FreeOregon • Transportation • Government December 24
Grace period for expired tags, driver's licenses extended for some
A grace period for some Oregon residents with expiring vehicle registration, permit or driver’s licenses has been extended to three months after expiry, but only for those documents expiring between Nov. 1 2020 and April 30, 2021.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Education December 23
Gov. Brown issues plan for schools to be allowed to open fully by February
Thousands of Oregon students could be back in classrooms by Feb. 15 under a new plan issued by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday that will turn control of school reopening to local school districts.
Buxton • Manning • Highway 26 December 23
ODOT plans four construction projects in region for 2021
Four Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects in the region on Highway 26 are planned for 2021, including protective screening on the Dersham Road overpass, repaving between Hayward Road and Mountaindale Road, replacing a culvert with a bridge near Buxton, and updating curve warning signs on Highway 26.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Community December 23
Banks Fire District December 2020 Fire Log
A summary of calls from November, and a few messages from the Banks Fire District.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Government December 22
Legislature passes COVID-19, wildfire bills during one day session
The Oregon Legislature passed a group of spending bills providing a six-month extension to the moratorium on evictions, allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to go, financial relief for Oregonians following last summer’s wildfire devastation, and removing financial liability from damages claims for schools during the public health crisis.
Washington County • Sheriff's Office • Public Safety December 22
Commissioners approve funding for Washington Co. Sheriff's Office body cameras
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted December 15 to authorize $1.397 million in spending through 2026 to purchase and deploy body cameras to the Washington County Sheriff’s 210 deputies, and to outfit 129 patrol vehicles with similar technology.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Government December 21
HD 32 Rep. Mitchell says lawmakers committed to ending session tonight
Mitchell said she did not know when the current special session will end, but that lawmakers are committed to wrapping up all business by the end of tonight, Monday, December 21.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Politics December 21
Protesters attempt to storm capitol during Oregon Legislature special session
Today's special legislative session is off to a rocky start with protests, arrests, and one legislator angrily leaving a Senate session over having to wear a mask.
FreeOregon • Legislature • Coronavirus December 20
Legislators head to Salem for one-day session on Monday
Oregon lawmakers will meet in a special session in Salem on Monday, Dec. 21 to vote on legislation aimed at providing relief to renters and landlords, tackle wildfire relief, ease restrictions on to-go cocktails, and more in a one-day session.

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