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Banks • Education • Elections Mar. 18
Raymond Mott drops out of Banks School Board race
Raymond Mott has served for eight years on the Banks School Board, but after seeing another candidate file to run for his seat, he withdrew himself from the race and endorsed that candidate. "It doesn't hurt to have some new ideas," Mott said.
FreeBanks • Sports • COVID-19 Mar. 18
Positive COVID-19 cases in Astoria, Seaside teams scuttle volleyball, football matches
Two separate sporting events Banks student athletes were scheduled to play in were cancelled after a positive COVID-19 test was reported from two separate team members of programs in Astoria and Seaside.
Washington County • Elections • Politics Mar. 18
Here are the candidates running for office in the May special district election
The filing window closed at 5 p.m. Thursday for the May 18 special district elections, and it’s a competitive field this time around. Here are the candidates running for local office in the Banks area and surrounding communities.
Fire • Environment • Oregon Mar. 18
After 2020 wildfires, seedling challenges remain
The Oregon Department of Forestry says demand is unprecedented for forest tree seedlings following the 2020 Oregon wildfires, creating difficulties for reforestation with as many as 140 million seedlings needed to replace what the fires consumed.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Government Mar. 17
Oregon, federal Tax Day moved to May 17
The Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that the federal tax filing deadline would be moved from April 15 to May 17, and Oregon will follow suit.
Oregon • Transportation • Government Mar. 16
West Coast states aim to improve online tools for rural transit riders
A $5.3 million grant Oregon, Washington, and California received is paying to develop software using open-sourced tools to upgrade the outdated technology used by local public transit systems that provide booking and payment, and allow riders to plan their trip.
FreeColumn • Election • Opinion Mar. 16
From the newsroom: Writing a letter to the editor
The window to file for office closes on March 18, which means it's letter writing season. Here are some ideas and policies on writing a letter to the editor of the Banks Post for publication.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Politics Mar. 15
Wyden gives update on unemployment, other benefits from American Rescue Plan
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) gave an update via Zoom on March 12 where he discussed how the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan directly benefits Oregonians.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Community Mar. 15
Banks Fire District February 2021 Fire Log
A summary of calls from February 2021, and a message on the passing of Banks Fire District's Captain Mark Hornshuh.

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