Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.
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Various departments in Washington County will continue using aerial photography for planning and public safety purposes after the board OK’d a new contract last week.
The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is hoping incentives and tax breaks will lure developers to the area and expand affordable housing options in the county.
The system was originally installed in 1992 and has reached the end of its life span, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said.
A new survey revealed the leading cause of death in Washington County is still cancer, followed by heart disease, Alzheimer’s and stroke.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput will seek a second term as the county’s top prosecutor.
Washington County flagship libraries including R.H. Stafford in Woodbury and Park Grove in Cottage Grove will be guinea pigs in a pilot project to test whether Sunday hours should be permanent all year long.
More than 200 Washington County employees signed a petition demanding “dignity and respect in the workplace” and presented it to county officials last week.
Washington County officials heard criticism from the public last week during a hearing announcing a five-year plan for spending on capital and road improvement projects.
Washington County commissioners have approved 5 percent pay raises for top department heads while freezing their own salaries for next year.
A fairly new trend, e-cigarette use has been growing as smokers look for a less harmful way to get a nicotine fix.