The City of Woodburn was notified this week that the Fiesta Mexicana was designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition by the Oregon Heritage Commission.
City leaders presented the Fiesta to the Commission on Jan. 23 before it was approved.
"The narrative and supporting material made this an easy decision for us," said Todd Mayberry, coordinator for the Oregon Heritage Commission. "The Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana clearly demonstrates that it enriches community and defines heritage in the state of Oregon."
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Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris recently penned an opinion piece clarifying the role of local police regarding immigration issues.
He also stated that hate crimes will not be tolerated by his department.
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METCOM 911 dispatch center, which serves much of rural Marion County as well as portions of Linn and Clackamas counties, is one of seven dispatch agencies (Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Clark County WA, Columbia County, Multnomah County, Washington County and Marion/METCOM service area) to launch the text to 911 service on Aug. 23.
Individuals will now be able to text emergencies via 911 if calling isn’t an option, however voice communications is still preferred.
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