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Column • History • Banks Nov. 26
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County November 17, 1921 & Esther Lilly Hundley Diaries
The son of Asa Ellsworth Westcott, a state representative and Banks resident, runs away from home and is found in Bend, a Sunday school in Gales Creek is booming, and Timber residents seek to better their roads. That and the diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley from 1928, a Gales Creek-area resident in this week's Dispatches from History: Western Washington County 100 years ago.
FreeWorld • Coronavirus • Health Nov. 26
New coronavirus strain a 'variant of concern,' dubbed Omicron by World Health Organization
A new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported in South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel. The World Health Organization dubbed the new variant "Omicron" today. Little is known yet about the new strain.
Oregon • Transportation • Holiday Nov. 24
ODOT urges caution for travelers over Thanksgiving weekend
Adverse winter weather at mountain passes, impaired drivers, and more could face travelers as they hit the road this weekend.
Buxton • Recreation • Holiday Nov. 23
Parking free at dozens of state parks day after Thanksgiving
In a tradition the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) dubbed “Green Friday,” a $5 parking fee is waived at more than two dozen parks Friday, November 26.
Column • History • Banks Nov. 22
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County November 10, 1921
Those attending local dances in Gales Creek are asked to leave the moonshine at home, Banks' American Legion Post helps form a county-wide organization, and some impressive potatoes are unearthed in the Fir Creek community near Gales Creek. That and more in this week's Dispatches from History: Western Washington County 100 years ago.

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