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Transit plan evaluation

Transit plan evaluation

Woodburn Independent - News
City of Woodburn is seeking input on the Woodburn Transit System as it develops a long-term master plan
Hwy. 551 closed north of Hubbard

Hwy. 551 closed north of Hubbard

Woodburn Independent - News
Public Safety crews are responding to a serious crash that has closed Hwy. 551
Project underway to honor fallen heroes

Project underway to honor fallen heroes

Woodburn Independent - News
Oregon is the only state without a Gold Star Family Memorial that honors those killed in the line of duty.
Games & Puzzle Corner

Games & Puzzle Corner

Woodburn Independent - News
Looking to play some games? We've got you covered with mini-crosswords, word searches, and sudoku!
Musio muses Mullet Championship

Musio muses Mullet Championship

Woodburn Independent - News
Woodburn man's mullet moves up in the USA Mullet Championships bracket Tuesday
Photos from Friday's Mount Angel Oktoberfest

Photos from Friday's Mount Angel Oktoberfest

Woodburn Independent - News
Thousands descended on the mid-Willamette Valley community to enjoy the seasonal festival
Interested in serving on the county fair board?

Interested in serving on the county fair board?

Woodburn Independent - News
Marion County Commissioners are looking to appoint a new member to the county's fair board of directors.
Oregon Supreme Court declines to hear state timber lawsuit

Oregon Supreme Court declines to hear state timber lawsuit

Woodburn Independent - News
Justices let stand Court of Appeals ruling that tossed out a $1 billion judgment won by counties for past losses.
Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards discarded

Flu making strong comeback as pandemic safeguards discarded

Woodburn Independent - News
Flu vaccines are currently available at pharmacies and health care centers throughout the state.
Woodburn man dies on Highway 99E

Woodburn man dies on Highway 99E

Woodburn Independent - News
Police report that a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash claimed the life of William Morrison.
Woodburn School District toasts top-notch teacher

Woodburn School District toasts top-notch teacher

Woodburn Independent - News
Rosa Floyd, a kindergarten instructor at Nellie Muir, is among 16 honorees in Oregon for 2023.
One-on-one resource for teachers

One-on-one resource for teachers

Woodburn Independent - News
Woodburn schools superintendent gives a shout out to the district's mentors and scholastic coaches.
Stake Day of Service

Stake Day of Service

Woodburn Independent - News
More than 200 LDS church volunteers helped spruce up Woodburn's Centennial Park Sept. 10.
Schwab Memorial Lecture returns

Schwab Memorial Lecture returns

Woodburn Independent - News
Talk will focus on what a family can do when dementia impairs a loved one's ability to manage finances
Storm clouds on the horizon for Oregon housing industry

Storm clouds on the horizon for Oregon housing industry

Woodburn Independent - News
Developers struggle statewide with inflation, rising interest rates, supply-chain issues, lack of developable land.
Breaking ground for AWARE

Breaking ground for AWARE

Woodburn Independent - News
Dozens turn out in downtown Woodburn to witness the official groundbreaking for the new AWARE Food Bank.
Power shutoffs, smoky skies: Is this the new normal?

Power shutoffs, smoky skies: Is this the new normal?

Woodburn Independent - News
Climate change is creating longer, drier fire seasons with more high wind dangers.
Hispanic Heritage Month is at hand

Hispanic Heritage Month is at hand

Woodburn Independent - News
National month kicks off locally with a PODER-hosted breakfast at the Salem Convention Center.
Oktoberfest is back in force

Oktoberfest is back in force

Woodburn Independent - News
The 2022 Mount Angel Oktoberfest is on the horizon, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 15-18.
PGE: All power now restored

PGE: All power now restored

Woodburn Independent - News
UPDATE: Pacific Power also restored all service cut to prevent wildfires over the weekend.
Bonamici: 'We have to buck history' with women in U.S. House

Bonamici: 'We have to buck history' with women in U.S. House

Woodburn Independent - News
Three open-seat contests could result in a record four in Oregon's eight-member congressional delegation.
Milo McIver State Park fire out, but evacuation orders…

Milo McIver State Park fire out, but evacuation orders…

Woodburn Independent - News
The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Clackamas Community College because of a fire near Estacada.
Red Flag Warning: High fire danger through weekend

Red Flag Warning: High fire danger through weekend

Woodburn Independent - News
Portland Fire and Rescue contains a 2-alarm brush fire along I-205 around noon.
Air quality poor because of wildfire smoke in region

Air quality poor because of wildfire smoke in region

Woodburn Independent - News
UPDATE: Multnomah County bans burning wood because of wildfire smoke in the metropolitan region.
PGE says power could be restored by Saturday night

PGE says power could be restored by Saturday night

Woodburn Independent - News
Some 30,000 customers are currently without power as a result of shutoffs intended to reduce fire risk.
Helt endorsed in BOLI race by two candidates for governor

Helt endorsed in BOLI race by two candidates for governor

Woodburn Independent - News
The labor commissioner position is officially nonpartisan but has drawn split endorsements.
PGE to shut off power to approximately 30,000 customers

PGE to shut off power to approximately 30,000 customers

Woodburn Independent - News
Utility announces schedule for shutting off power starting early Friday morning.
Making a C-note in Bocce-ritaville

Making a C-note in Bocce-ritaville

Woodburn Independent - News
Hallmark Properties realtors' bocce tournament get-up gives a lift to Love Santa Inc.
Dispatched to North Marion

Dispatched to North Marion

Woodburn Independent - News
North Marion School District has Back-to-School Night featuring first responders
Report details how Oregon workforce changed in pandemic

Report details how Oregon workforce changed in pandemic

Woodburn Independent - News
Most return to payroll jobs, especially older workers. A third dropped out and pursued self-employment or gig work.

AR-15 'style' rifle in Bend shooting is loved and…

Woodburn Independent - News
AR-15 'style' rifle in Bend shooting is loved and…
A gun control measure with restrictions on AR-15 style rifles will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Growing pains

Woodburn Independent - News
Growing pains
Oregon has a grave need for more housing units, but strides taken to serve that need come with consequences

AWARE rebuild inches forward

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AWARE rebuild inches forward
The rebuilding project of Woodburn's AWARE Food Bank moves forward as necessary details are ironed out.

Gladstone School District returns to classes with…

Woodburn Independent - News
Gladstone School District returns to classes with…
Replacement administrators from Woodburn, West Linn-Wilsonville start work at Wetten Elementary and Kraxberger Middle School.

Bend shooting brings gun issues to forefront in…

Woodburn Independent - News
Bend shooting brings gun issues to forefront in…
Gun control has been a significant issue in the three-way race for governor, congressional campaigns, and legislative races. 

Woodburn School District seeks new board member

Woodburn Independent - News
Woodburn School District seeks new board member
Applications being accepted until Oct. 20; Position No. 4 to be filled Oct. 25.

Woodburn voters will have choices

Woodburn Independent - News
Woodburn voters will have choices
At today's filing deadline, all city races are contested, including 3 running for mayor; 3 council incumbents

Brown declares statewide emergency over wildfire…

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Brown declares statewide emergency over wildfire…
The declaration comes as Oregon approaches the two-year anniversary of the massive 2020 Labor Day fires.

Xfinity van to cruise into town

Woodburn Independent - News
Xfinity van to cruise into town
Comcast announced that the company will debut a mobile store this coming weekend in Woodburn and Hubbard.

Finding felicity through fencing

Woodburn Independent - News
Finding felicity through fencing
Fences For Fido showed up in Woodburn Sunday morning to erect a fence -- but to no avail

Woodburn's 1976 baseball team reunites 46 years…

Woodburn Independent - News
Woodburn's 1976 baseball team reunites 46 years…
All 11 players and two coaches who brought in the Bulldogs' only state title in baseball gets back together on Aug. 27.

North Clackamas event to celebrate Latino culture,…

Woodburn Independent - News
North Clackamas event to celebrate Latino culture,…
Dance performers, vendors and Woodburn High School Mariachi Band coming to Milwaukie

Does inflation wreak havoc at grandma's house?

Woodburn Independent - News
Does inflation wreak havoc at grandma's house?
Medical equipment suppliers say they are feeling pinched by inflation, outdated Medicare reimbursement rates.

Survey: Most voters support gun control candidates

Woodburn Independent - News
Survey: Most voters support gun control candidates
The vast majority of Oregonians believe that state gun control laws should be stricter than they are today.

Grants boost Habitat, Capaces

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Grants boost Habitat, Capaces
Navarro, Wells saluted as Maps Community Foundation distributes grants to local nonprofits

U.S. House GOP leader stumps for candidates in…

Woodburn Independent - News
U.S. House GOP leader stumps for candidates in…
Kevin McCarthy hopes that electing a trio will give Republicans a majority and make him the next speaker.

Betsy Johnson gains a spot on November ballot for…

Woodburn Independent - News
Betsy Johnson gains a spot on November ballot for…
She is one of three women, with Democrat Tina Kotek and Republican Christine Drazan, to vie for the job.

Oregon unemployment rate remains at 3.5% in July

Woodburn Independent - News
Oregon unemployment rate remains at 3.5% in July
Economy added 4,200 jobs, down from 8,700 in June, but state closes in on full recovery from onset of pandemic

Final ballot for governor's race faces Aug. 30…

Woodburn Independent - News
Final ballot for governor's race faces Aug. 30…
Unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson has yet to qualify as governor in the 2022 election.

New bus connection for Woodburn riders

Woodburn Independent - News
New bus connection for Woodburn riders
Cherriots announced a new bus services that will augment rider choices in Woodburn

Fiesta Mexicana

Woodburn Independent - News
Fiesta Mexicana
Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana unfolds a rich Latino atmosphere full of food, entertainment and activity.

Oregon State Fair on tap

Woodburn Independent - News
Oregon State Fair on tap
The Oregon State Fair kicks off in Salem on Friday, Aug. 26, and runs through Labor Day.

Drazan rolls campaign into Eastern Oregon

Woodburn Independent - News
Drazan rolls campaign into Eastern Oregon
The Republican nominee for Oregon governor discusses her 'Roadmap for Oregon's' future.

Al's Garden & Home recognized

Woodburn Independent - News
Al's Garden & Home recognized
Woodburn-based outlet among top independent garden centers across U.S. & Canada

What's new at school in Woodburn?

Woodburn Independent - News
What's new at school in Woodburn?
Woodburn School District announced a slew of new administrators, staff heading into the school year

Fatal crash

Woodburn Independent - News
Fatal crash
Early morning crash near Donald leaves an Aurora man dead and a McMinnville man injured

Johnson submits petitions in insurgent bid for…

Woodburn Independent - News
Johnson submits petitions in insurgent bid for…
Voter signatures must be certified by Aug. 30 deadline for the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

Time for a Fiesta in Woodburn

Woodburn Independent - News
Time for a Fiesta in Woodburn
For the first time since the pandemic slowdown, Woodburn's Fiesta Mexicana will return to a three-day event

Portland area set to sizzle this week as heat builds

Woodburn Independent - News
Portland area set to sizzle this week as heat builds
Much of the Western United States should be close to 100 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Aurora Colony Days

Woodburn Independent - News
Aurora Colony Days
Live music, parade, market in the park, antiques and a car show are among the features at the 2022 Aurora Colony Days

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