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…]
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…]
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…]
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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…]
A rainy late spring is delaying the start of fire season in Oregon, but state officials said Monday they still anticipate a challenging summer and fall. Large fires are already blazing in New Mexico, and fire risk in the Northwest is expected to worsen as summer continues. During a press[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…]
The May 17 Primary Election closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, and voters must either have their ballots returned to a ballot drop site by then or postmarked by May 17 to be counted.
The city of Banks announced it is accepting applications for citizens interested in becoming a city councilor.