Sunday, July 13, 2014

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For the first time in three decades someone else will be leading the city of Astoria after the November election.  This morning Willis Van Dusen announced on KAST that he would not seek another term as Mayor.  Van Dusen served six years as a city council member and the last 24 years as Mayor of Astoria encouraging a team approach to problem solving and community building.

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The Seaside police department is expecting to get a few calls from concerned citizens today about some loud blasts.  The department sent out a text message via their nixle system this morning. "Please be advised there will be construction blasting noise in an area approximately 1.25 miles east of the Seaside Airport today, between 10 and 2 p.m. Seaside Police and dispatch are aware of this taking place."  

Citizens can sign up for email and text notifications HERE

Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers squashes a rumor that he  is seeking employment elsewhere. KAST News has confirmed that Aaron BeMiller, Clatsop County Budget and Finance Director has resigned.

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Wednesday morning a waterline break caused Irving Avenue to washout just east of 19th St. According to the city engineering department spokesperson Cindy Moore most of the north traffic lane is now gone at the washout location. The street was scheduled for closure in August to replace the aging bridge at that location.

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) today introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the whole child approach to education.

"The whole child approach recognizes the importance of having every child in every school be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. As a long-time supporter of a well-rounded education and a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, I'm proud to be leading this effort with Congressman Davis," Congresswoman Bonamici said.

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A judge on Monday accepted Clatsop County Clerk Maeve Grimes' request to set aside the results of the May 20 election for the board of commissioners District 5 seat and set a new vote for Sept. 16.

Grimes formally contested the results of the contest between candidates Dale Barrett and Lianne Thompson after the discovery of a balloting error involving almost 500 county voters.

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The Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal, acting in its role as the State Emergency Response Commission, announced today that reports received from railroad companies on the movement of Bakken crude oil through Oregon are now available to the public. The agency announced last week that it would provide the reports through the OSFM website.

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Oregon State Police (OSP), ODOT and local emergency responded to the scene of a minor injury crash involving three vehicles on Highway 26 near Rippet Lane between the Highway 26 junction and Seaside Tuesday afternoon. The crash tempor arily blocked the highway.

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