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'If I Were Mayor' Contest seeks entries
The city of Forest Grove is looking for entries for its annual If I Were Mayor Contest. Local students are invited to share what they would do if they were Forest Groves mayor. Visit bit.ly/1SFo6Ir for more information and an entry form. The deadline is Friday, April 15.
Gaston gets grant money for seismic upgrades
Gaston School District received nearly $1.4 million to make seismic safety upgrades. Officials from Business Oregon, the states economic development agency, announced awards to 41 Oregon schools for a combined $50.3 million to upgrade the buildings to make them safer in the event of an earthquake. Gastons award will upgrade the districts elementary school. In the 2015 session, the Oregon Legislature approved the sale of $175 million in bonds to fund seismic safety grants for schools. Business Oregon received 107 grant applications seeking $123.3 million in the first round.