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Tillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Jul. 30
Behind fire lines at the Game Hog Creek Fire
Photos, videos, infrared images, maps, the words of firefighters on the ground and hard labor tell the story of the Game Hog Creek Fire in the Tillamook State Forest.
FreeBanks • Weather • Environment Jul. 29
Gov. Brown declares state of emergency as heat wave builds
Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Thursday in 23 of Oregon’s 36 counties—including Washington County—due to the heat wave beginning in much of the state today.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Education Jul. 29
Gov. Brown will require masks in K-12 schools statewide for coming school year
On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown issued a directive to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to create a rule to require face coverings indoors for students in K-12 schools across the state for the 2021-22 school year, citing CDC guidance.
Buxton • Event • Community Jul. 28
Inaugural Blueberry Festival draws crowds in Buxton
Buxton’s Public Coast Farm was host to the Inaugural Blueberry Festival on Saturday, July 24, an event that drew crowds to the storied home of the Apple Valley Airport, Ramblin’ Rod Anders, and more.
FreeBanks • Weather • Health Jul. 27
National Weather Service issues 'Excessive Heat Watch' for Banks area beginning Thursday
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” for much of the Willamette Valley and surrounding areas beginning Thursday and extending through Saturday evening. The area under the heat watch includes Banks, but ends in Manning.

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