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FreeNational • Coronavirus • Politics Feb. 27
U.S. House passes $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill
The bill now faces a split Senate after the U.S. House of Representatives passed early Saturday morning what many observers and lawmakers call the COVID-19 Economic Relief Act, a $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package that provides $1,400 direct payments to most American taxpayers, aid for businesses, cities, schools, and an extension of unemployment benefits.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Feb. 24
Vaccine appointments available for eligible Washington County seniors
Washington County Health and Human Services announced that 1,000 vaccine appointments are available for seniors age 70 and up, healthcare workers, and others who are currently eligible for a vaccine at a drive-through clinic in Beaverton on Saturday, February 27.
Banks • Police • Crime Feb. 24
Police seeking information on man suspected of breaking into cars in Banks
A video released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office taken on Saturday appears to show a man suspected of at least two thefts in Banks trying the door handle of a truck parked in a driveway on Groveshire Ave. in Banks, and deputies are hoping someone recognizes the suspect.
FreeForest Grove • Politics • Coronavirus Feb. 24
Oregon Legislative News: Rep. Susan McLain on the challenges of legislating during COVID-19
We caught up with House District 29 Rep. Susan McLain and covered how the legislature is different this year, and some of the bills the Forest Grove, Cornelius, and Hillsboro (and some surrounding rural areas between Banks and Forest Grove) legislator has introduced this session.
Banks • Elections • Washington County Feb. 23
Window to file for Regular District Election in May is open
Banks, Timber, Buxton, Manning, Hayward and Roy residents will vote for a number of elected positions in the Banks School District and the Banks Fire District 13 board of directors or the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue board of directors in May. The window to file to run for local office closes March 18 at 5 p.m.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Government Feb. 23
Washington County will drop to 'moderate risk' on Friday
Weeks of falling COVID-19 case rates have already seen Washington County moved from the "Extreme Risk" category to "High Risk." Governor Kate Brown announced that 16 counties, including Washington, will be moved further down in the list of categories on Friday.
Salem • Technology • Government Feb. 22
Legislative news brief: Bills on landlord rent-forgiveness credits, right to repair, more
A roundup of some of the bills in the Oregon Legislature right now, with an emphasis on local elected leaders' ideas and bills.
Washington County • Law Enforcement • Community Feb. 22
Sgt. Braun returns to full-time duty more than 18 months after Hagg Lake shooting
More than 18 months after being shot at close range with a shotgun in 2019 near a Hagg Lake-area home while attempting to apprehend an armed suspect, Washington County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Jeremy Braun, who grew up in Banks, has returned to full-time duty.
Salem • Politics • Government Feb. 22
Rep. Diego Hernandez will resign March 15
Rep. Diego Hernandez (D-Portland), the once-rising political star who pundits considered to be a coming household name in Oregon politics, announced on Sunday, February 21 that he would resign from office.