Washington County

Merkley to hold digital, phone town hall Wednesday for Washington Co. residents

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…]

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2022 scholarships

Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this year.  The deadline to apply is April 11. The scholarships, a long-time offering by[Read More…]

Week one: Western Washington County’s legislators busy in first week of short session

Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis), Oregon’s first new Speaker of the House since 2013, told OPB the 2022 legislative short session that began on February. 1 is “the most important short session” of the state’s history, and with inflation, Covid-19, and homelessness on the minds of many Oregonians lawmakers have a[Read More…]

Gov. Brown appoints Miranda S. Summer to Washington County Circuit Court

Gov. Kate Brown announced she appointed Municipal Court Judge Miranda S. Summer to the Washington County Circuit Court, filling the vacancy left by the elevation of Judge Ramon Pagan’s appointment to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Summer’s experience includes previously serving on the Washington County Circuit Court as a judge[Read More…]

Four state highway projects coming to the Banks region in 2022

The Oregon Department of Transportation published an online open house featuring the state agency’s construction plans for Oregon in 2022. A number of projects will be in the region, including Banks, Buxton, Manning and beyond.  The online open house can be viewed until February 1, 2022.  BanksSeeking applicants for Computer[Read More…]

$12.2 million awarded through federal grant to build Council Creek Regional Trail from Hillsboro to Forest Grove

A federal grant administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation to the tune of $12.2 million will go to building the Council Creek Regional Trail, a long-proposed route that could eventually connect Hillsboro, Cornelius, and Forest Grove, and possibly Verboort and Banks.  Announced Thursday in a press release from four[Read More…]

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