Gov. Tina Kotek won’t veto a hotly debated bill to let more Oregonians pump their own gas, but she does plan to nix funding for studies on a Salem streetcar and decriminalizing prostitution.
On August 1, Washington County will transition from longtime emergency 9-1-1 medical transportation provider Metro West Ambulance to American Medical Response.
Bees sent a woman and her horse hurtling down a ravine at least 50 feet deep on a trail near Reehers Camp Thursday, July 20, with horse and rider somehow escaping with minor injuries after a rescue by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
June statistics and a message on wildfire prevention from the Banks Fire District in this month’s fire log.
According to a social media post from the fire agency, a vegetation fire began burning in timber slash and brush shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday at a location near NW Pumpkin Ridge Road.
1933 technology for wildfire prevention? A platform built 70 feet up a tree and “strong field glasses.”
That and more in this week’s edition of Dispatches from History.
Public Coast Farm opened for the season earlier this month, the third year the brewery-adjacent farm in Buxton has welcomed visitors to their farmstand.
Open until August 20 every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., live music will play on those days from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Oregon workers can apply for benefits through the state’s new paid leave program starting Aug. 14.
The program, Paid Leave Oregon, covers family leave, medical leave and safe leave for Oregonians with jobs.
Following the resignation of Banks City Councilor Jeff Thompson, who ended his time on the council due to health concerns, the city is looking for a new council member to fill his the remainder of his term.
The Banks National Night Out will return Tuesday, August 1 starting at 6 p.m. at Banks’ Sunset Speedway.