Those interested in the development of the Salmonberry Trail can follow along at a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency (STIA) meeting, scheduled for Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thanks to precautions taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency now meets remotely and[Read More…]
Author: Chas Hundley - Banks Post
Oregon tax collections continue to surge, with Oregonians paying $1.2 billion more in income taxes this spring than last year. The increasing state revenues aren’t due to higher taxes. Instead, according to Oregon’s quarterly economic forecast, many people cashed in assets in late 2021, causing a short-term income boost. Most of[Read More…]
Missing for almost exactly a year, the body of Ralph Brown, 77, was found along with his missing car in the Willamette River near Newberg. The former Hillsboro School District educator, Cornelius mayor, Forest Grove School Board member, and community volunteer vanished last year on May 16, launching an extensive[Read More…]
Early results published by the Oregon Secretary of State are in for a number of county elected positions. Results are from 8:30 p.m. County Chair Kathryn Harrington (incumbent) 34,282 votes received (55%)Seeking applicants for Computer Lab & Tutoring Coordinator (Program Specialist – Part-time) We rely on subscribers to keep the[Read More…]
LEGISLATIVE RACES Early results published by the Oregon Secretary of State are in for a variety of legislative primary races in Oregon. We’re covering House District 31, House District 29, Senate District 15, and Senate District 16. Results valid as of 8:15 p.m. House District 31Seeking applicants for Computer Lab[Read More…]
With “polls” closing at 8 p.m., and an expected delay in results as ballots trickle in over the next week and beyond, why not take a moment to look at some political ads… from 1922? These advertisements appeared in the May 11, 1922 edition of the Washington County News-Times. Back[Read More…]
Have you voted? There are races and measures to vote for on the ballot, even for those not registered with one of Oregon’s political parties. Ranging from decisions on who will chair the Washington County board of commissioners to who will head the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, registered[Read More…]
The annual State of the City address by Banks Mayor Stephanie Jones was held Thursday, May 5 at Banks Fire District 13 headquarters. There, Jones acknowledged the volunteers and staff that make the city tick and highlighted some of the work that happened in the last 12 months in the[Read More…]
Snoop into the lives of people who lived in Gales Creek, Banks, Timber, Kansas City, and other far west rural communities in 1922.
How we’re covering elections on May 17.