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Vendors at local farmers markets are beginning to see more shoppers taking advantage of state and federal food assistance programs at their stands. Nonda Telio produces tomatoes and honey at his farm in Battle Ground. He says the programs help the shoppers and the farmers. He gets a little extra money in his pocket, and gets to sell food to folks who many not be able to afford it with the programs. Portland Farmers Market reports more seniors take advantage of the farmers markets than families, though EBT cards can be used to buy tokens to buy food at the market.

 

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.