The Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington County Land Use and Transportation are once again asking people to stop putting election signs in state-owned rights of way.
Author: Chas Hundley - Banks Post
Washington County released the results of additional ballots Friday morning, and Banks Fire District Board Chair Mark Schmidlin is likely to lose his seat when the election is certified in May.
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not the fault of the Washington County Elections Division, but the Oregon Elections Division at the Oregon Secretary of State offices.
Washington County released the results of additional ballots Thursday morning, a day earlier than previously announced, and Banks Fire District Board Chair Mark Schmidlin’s narrow lead has slipped away in the new totals, leaving him facing the prospect of losing his seat. As of Thursday, 798 voters chose to recall[Read More…]
Early results in Tuesday’s recall election—which are not yet final and do not include ballots still in the mail—are in, and the results are too close to call for one target of the recall, and another is on track to keep his seat if the results hold. Results can be[Read More…]
With the ink barely dry on Governor Kate Brown’s signature on a bill requiring the Oregon Department of Transportation to study Highway 6 and make repair recommendations to the legislature no later than September 15, 2023, ODOT is already at work on their newly mandated task. “ODOT has issued a[Read More…]
With the snip of an oversized pair of scissors, Matt Smith marked his place as the new owner of the long-running Coffee Country coffee stand in Banks, a small business owned and operated by the same family for 28 years. Smith said his grandparents originally started the business—his grandmother, Alice[Read More…]
Washington County residents will have the opportunity to hear from and provide input to Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley at a Washington County-specific digital town hall scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. “Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job. In these uncertain times,[Read More…]
With the election to recall two Banks Fire District board members approaching Tuesday, April 12, the two elected officials facing the recall sat down with the Banks Post to push back against what they said were false accusations. Banks Fire District 13 Board Chair Mark Schmidlin and board member Ed[Read More…]