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FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Health Nov. 20
Brown greenlights COVID-19 booster shots for all adults
Following recommendations from the FDA, CDC, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, Oregon Governor Kate Brown gave the go-ahead to open eligibility for booster shots to all adults in Oregon Saturday.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Health Nov. 20
CDC approves COVID-19 booster shots for all adults
Vaccine booster shots could soon be available for adults in Oregon, pending approval from the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup and Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
Oregon • Business • Government Nov. 19
With revenues up $725 million, Oregon taxpayers should expect kicker in 2024, forecast says
The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) issued this week a quarterly economic forecast predicting higher wages increasing projected tax revenue will allow the state to recover more quickly from the recession.
Buxton • Manning • Transportation Nov. 19
Pongratz Road expected to reopen Tuesday
Pongratz Road is expected to reopen Tuesday, November 23, the Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation said, following the completion of a bridge replacement project.
Washington County • Transportation • Recreation Nov. 18
$12.2 million awarded through federal grant to build Council Creek Regional Trail from Hillsboro to Forest Grove
A federal grant administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation to the tune of $12.2 million will go to building the Council Creek Regional Trail between Hillsboro and Forest Grove, a long-proposed route that could eventually connect Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove, and Banks.
Oregon • Transportation • Government Nov. 18
Statewide vehicle title, registration fees to increase by three percent January 1
The Oregon Department of Transportation announced that beginning January 1, 2022 fees for renewing vehicle license plates, getting new trip permits, and applying for vehicle titles would increase by 3 percent.
Banks • Banks Fire District 13 • Community Nov. 18
Banks Fire District October 2021 Fire Log
A summary of calls from October 2021, and a message from the Banks Fire District.
Banks • Transportation • Weather Nov. 18
County could face delays obtaining anti-icing materials this winter
Supply chain disruptions continue to impact county road work projects. As winter approaches, the Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation warned that a number of materials could be delayed, including liquid magnesium chloride, an anti-icing agent, but that enough had been stockpiled to last the winter.
Fishing • Oregon • Event Nov. 18
Free Fishing Weekend returns Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day
Free Fishing Weekend will return to Oregon on Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27, the last of three such "Free Fishing Weekends" to be held in 2021. Hagg Lake is expected to be stocked with 4,000 legal-size trout this week.
Column • History • Banks Nov. 17
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County November 3, 1921
A Buxton man and World War 1 veteran is laid to rest after an illness fells him at age 32; fortunes are told in Gales Creek; a Gaston man sends his truck flying near Dilley. That and more in this week's Dispatches from History: Western Washington County 100 years ago.
Tillamook County • Poaching • Crime Nov. 16
OSP seeks public assistance in two Tillamook County poaching cases
Oregon State Police are seeking public assistance in two poaching cases in Tillamook County that both happened in the first half of November. It was not clear if the cases are considered connected.
Banks • Education • Community Nov. 16
Banks resident admitted to United States Merchant Marine Academy
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumni Association & Foundation announced Banks resident Alexander Steiner is now a sworn-in Midshipman and a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
FreeWashington County • Coronavirus • Health Nov. 16
Upcoming school and public vaccination events
Washington County’s mobile vaccine clinic will hold three school-based vaccination clinics which will include vaccines for students in the newly eligible age bracket of five to 11 years old in western Washington County this week.
Banks • Hunting • Crime Nov. 16
Hunters warned against using drones to hunt near Banks
In the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division's September 2021 newsletter, released at the end of October, one entry in the report noted that a pair of hunters were seen using a drone to scout for the upcoming rifle season on private property near Banks.

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