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FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Health May. 21
State hopes cash and scholarship prizes in lottery for the vaccinated will bring more shots in arms
The state of Oregon is betting that a new lottery game — with cash prizes of up to $1 million for adults — for those who’ve been vaccinated will pay off for the state’s slowing vaccination rates. Youth ages 12 - 17 will be eligible for $100,00 scholarships.
Cornelius • Washington County • Community May. 21
Search continues for Ralph Brown, missing from Cornelius since Sunday
Ralph Brown was last seen leaving his Cornelius home on Sunday, May 16 in a 2014 Blue Nissan Sentra. Brown has held many roles in western Washington County over the years, working as an educator, serving as a Forest Grove School Board director, on the Cornelius City Council, and as mayor of that town.
Oregon Department of Forestry • Salem • Politics May. 20
Oregon Senate Bill 868 would strip Board of Forestry of power to appoint state forester
The day before the Oregon Board of Forestry began the early stages of recruiting a replacement for resigning State Forester Peter Daugherty, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Oregon Senate that would strip the board of their power to appoint Oregon’s state forester, giving that authority to the governor instead.
Elections • Banks • Washington County May. 19
Tuesday night's election winners in Banks, according to unofficial results
"When I retired, I wasn’t really ready to retire, so I just thought that this would be another way that I could contribute to our district and our community,” Leslee Sipp said Tuesday night after winning election to the Banks School Board. Read on for more election results.
Forestry • ODF • Oregon May. 19
Oregon Board of Forestry to seek new State Forester following Peter Daugherty's resignation
The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet Thursday, May 20 to discuss the appointment of an interim State Forester and a recruitment process to select a permanent replacement for State Forester Peter Daugherty, who announced his resignation May 7.
Elections • Banks • Washington County May. 18
Early results for Banks School Board, Banks Fire Board, TVF&R Board, PCC Zone 7 elections
In the lead for Banks School Board: Leslee L. Sipp, Corissa Mazurkiewicz, Ron Frame. Banks Fire District Board race between incumbent Matt Pihl and challenger John Wren shows Wren in the lead.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Businesses May. 18
Washington County will drop to 'Lower Risk' level on Friday, May 21
Washington County will move from the “High Risk” to the “Lower Risk” status on Friday, May 21 after meeting a 65% first-dose vaccination target for those ages 16 and up, Governor Kate Brown announced after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
FreeWashington County • Elections • Politics May. 18
Election ends at 8 p.m. today for May 18 special districts election
Haven’t cast a ballot in today’s special district election? It’s not too late. The election closes at 8 p.m. tonight, giving prospective voters an opportunity to drop a ballot off at one of the numerous ballot drop box sites throughout the county or at the county election office in Hillsboro. It is too late to mail a ballot.
Column • History • Banks May. 18
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County 100 years ago, May 18
In this column, we take a look back 100 years ago in western Washington County, pulling clips and stories from the annals of local newspapers and historic documents. This week, the clips come from the May 5, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times and the April 28, May 5, and May 12, 1921 editions of the Hillsboro Argus.
Banks • Elections • Banks School District May. 17
Corissa Mazurkiewicz is running for position 2 on the Banks School Board
Corissa Mazurkiewicz, a Pacific University professor, is running for the Banks School Board in position 2. On the ballot, Mazurkiewicz stands alone, but she is facing a write-in campaign from Chad Mueller, who originally filed to run for position 1 and is listed still on the ballot as such.
Banks • Elections • Banks School District May. 17
Leslee Sipp is running for position 1 on the Banks School Board
Leslee Sipp is running against Jodi Hailey, and on the ballot, Chad Mueller, who suspended his campaign for the position and instead asked voters to write him in for position 2. Sipp shared her thoughts on why she's running in an interview with the Banks Post.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health May. 17
Washington County could drop to 'Lower Risk' status on Friday if 4,424 more residents get their first shot
For a moment on Monday it looked as if Washington County was within a stone’s throw of hitting the mark on vaccination percentages to qualify for Lower Risk status. According to data released Monday morning by the Oregon Health Authority, the county needed just 707 more people to be vaccinated. But the numbers were an error by the state. Washington County needs 4,424 residents to receive a first shot to ease restrictions on businesses, churches, gatherings and more.