Daily News and Media Releases

For the date of: 4/4/2013

News: The Case for Food Composting in Washington County

Washington County is part of the “regional wasteshed” and as such, figuring out what to do with food scraps is not just a “Portland problem,” but a shared responsibility across the region. Expanding our food waste composting capability is an important step in our efforts to divert garbage from landfills and cut down on greenhouse gases.

Media Release: Leaders in Suicide Prevention to Convene “Summit of Hope”

Washington County mental health providers and other leaders are convening a “Summit of Hope” on May 2 to discuss suicide prevention.

News: Civil Rights Documentary Marks Fair Housing Month in Washington County

In honor of Fair Housing Month, Washington County’s Office of Community Development will host a free public screening of the acclaimed documentary Brick by Brick…A Civil Rights Story on April 22, 2013.

Media Release: Scholls Ferry Road paving from Allen to Denney scheduled for April 9 through 12 - Expect delays

Motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes or anticipate delays of up to 20 minutes through the work zone.