Heat advisory issued for Sunday as triple digits loom in forecast

The sun near Mountaindale on July 31, 2017. The sun is widely considered a significant contributing factor to high temperatures. Photo: Chas Hundley PORTLAND – The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the greater Portland metro region, including Banks and some portions of western[Read More…]

Washington County reopening fate now tied to Metro counties, Gov. Brown announces

A face mask. File photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Beginning Wednesday, June 24, face coverings will be required in all indoor public spaces in several counties, including Washington County, Governor Kate Brown announced Wednesday afternoon.  Other counties included in the order are Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Polk, and[Read More…]

Banks Pharmacy to close

The Banks Pharmacy. Photo: Chas Hundley BANKS – The Banks Pharmacy will stop filling orders after April 15, and will close entirely in the weeks after, according to owners Philip and Gene Darrah.  Phil — and existing prescriptions — will be found thereafter in Forest Grove at the Forest Grove[Read More…]


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