The chairman of Oregon’s state liquor board has known for months that top managers at the agency abused their power to obtain special access to rare liquor, he revealed during a fiery speech at a meeting Wednesday.
First Free Fishing Weekend of 2023 will be President’s Day Weekend
Free Fishing Weekend will return to Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19 (President’s Day Weekend), the first of three such “Free Fishing Weekends” scheduled to be held in 2023.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek recommends prison watchdog to lead scandal-ridden liquor agency
Gov. Tina Kotek is recommending that the internal watchdog for Oregon’s prison system take over as interim director of the state’s liquor agency as it reels from a bourbon hoarding scandal.
Washington County Board of Commissioners to host town hall Feb. 23
The Washington County Board of Commissioners will host the first of four quarterly county Town Halls scheduled this year Thursday, February 23, focusing on the county’s budget development process and financial challenges facing the county.
Mark Gregg looks back on 14 years of service on city council
Mark Gregg looks back on years on Banks City Council: “Over the 14 years, I never felt that we had a group of seven counselors and a mayor that couldn’t work together and solve problems.”
Oregon Attorney General launches criminal probe into state liquor regulators
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is launching a criminal investigation into state liquor regulators who diverted rare whiskeys for their own use.
City hall to close for renovations
City hall is closing for renovations, which include raising the ceilings of the city hall offices and making improvements to the building’s ventilation systems.
ODOT to host in-person, online open house on Highway 6 study
The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting an in-person and an online open house regarding the safety study of the Highway 6 corridor mandated by the Oregon Legislature in 2022.
Oregon lawmakers aim to address domestic terrorism and paramilitary activity
State lawmakers have introduced two bills that would address an individual act of domestic terrorism and coordinated paramilitary activity in Oregon.
Ackx Grinder Coffee Company prepares launch in Manning
It’s been almost two years since the Ackermans first dreamed up their coffee stand. A Feb. 12 tasting and community meeting in Manning will be the next step in opening their business to the community.