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Salem • Politics • Government Sep. 10
Brown calls special legislative session to tackle redistricting
Oregon’s legislators will head back to Salem following Governor Kate Brown’s call to convene a special legislative session to tackle congressional and legislative redistricting.
Crime • Washington County Sheriff's Office • Hwy 6 Sep. 10
Late night shooting results in highway closure between Banks and Gales Creek
Details remain scant after a late night shooting in the Parson Road and Highway 6 area in Gales Creek Thursday night closed the highway between Banks and Gales Creek into the very early morning. No one was injured after a homeowner reported up to six shots struck his driveway near where he was standing.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Sep. 9
Upcoming vaccination clinics: Banks, Timber, Forest Grove
Washington County's Mobile Vaccine Team has scheduled several Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinics in western Washington County in the coming weeks as the county works to combat the surging Delta variant.
Tillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Sep. 8
Helicopter crashes in Tillamook Forest area
A helicopter crashed in a remote area in the Tillamook Forest area in Tillamook County Wednesday morning, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said. It is believed that the pilot—who survived without apparent injury—struck BPA powerlines, sparking a small fire.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Community Sep. 8
Banks fire district, chief agree to pay $250,000 in lawsuit by fired employee
The Banks Fire District and Chief Rodney Linz agreed to pay a $250,000 sum after a former employee of Banks Fire District #13 sued the district last year, alleging that Banks Fire District Chief Rodney Linz and the district retaliated against her after she raised concerns over nepotism and violations of district policy with the elected officials on the board of directors that govern the district. The funds will be paid by the Special Districts Association of Oregon.
Washington County • Coronavirus • Health Sep. 8
Washington County taps Marie Boman-Davis to lead public health division
Marie Boman-Davis has been promoted to lead Washington County Public Health as the public health division’s manager following the retirement of Tricia Mortell, who led the division for seven years.

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