Washington County

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.  Banks Several hundred feet[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…]

Upcoming school and public vaccination events

Washington County’s mobile vaccine clinic will hold three school-based vaccination clinics which will include vaccines for students in the newly eligible age bracket of five to 11 years old in western Washington County this week. After waiting for child-sized needles, Washington County began offering the new pediatric-sized Pfizer doses Tuesday,[Read More…]

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue general obligation bond measure on track to pass

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a field and tractor fire on August 8, 2017 outside of Roy on Harrington Road. Photo: Chas Hundley Early results from Tuesday night’s election showed that voters in Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s sprawling service territory overwhelmingly supported a measure allowing $122 million[Read More…]

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