U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced Thursday a public health emergency for the monkeypox virus, which means the federal government can more quickly assist states with distributing vaccines and conducting testing and public health campaigns.
Skeletal remains, a car chase, a Revolutionary War replica button: The remains of a Washington County man, missing since the late 1960s, were found in the Tillamook State Forest in 2004. Now, thanks to modern technology, police know who he was. But they need help finding out how his body came to rest near Highway 26 just over the county line
Among those battling the 10,500 acre Miller Road Fire in Wasco County are crews from Banks Fire District and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, who joined a task force of other Washington County Fire agencies Wednesday.
In this column, we take a look back one hundred years ago in western Washington County. This week, a timely warning about wildfires, a mailbox snafu in Banks, and a Gales Creek home gets “modern” plumbing.
A letter to the editor from West Oregon Electric Co-op District 5 Director and Board President Erika Paleck.
Nearly all of Oregon’s 41 electric utilities have submitted their final plans to the state for preventing wildfires and managing shutoffs, according to the Public Utilities Commission.
The body of a swimmer who went missing at Hagg Lake Monday afternoon was found Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
The Banks City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance granting Ziply Fiber a 10-year, non-exclusive franchise agreement to operate their fiber network in the city.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown today declared a state of emergency in 25 counties, including Washington County, as temperatures soar into triple digits.
Those using Highway 6 to travel should note that an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) striping project from Banks to Tillamook begins Tuesday, and is expected to last three days.