Beginning today the Oregon Insurance Division will be holding public hearings on rates proposed by health insurance companies doing business in the State. The plans under discussion cover individuals and small groups which traditionally charge higher premiums than those applied to large groups.

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Clatsop County Clerk Nicole Williams announced her departure from the position Friday, May 24. Her last day with the county will be June 28. Williams is joining the Clatsop Care Health District as administrator/CEO. She replaces outgoing administrator Anita Schacher.

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The sport fishery for hatchery spring chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead will reopen Saturday (May 25) on the lower Columbia River under an agreement reached today by fishery managers from Washington and Oregon.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in three counties around a collapsed Interstate 5 bridge.

Inslee said in his proclamation Friday that the bridge collapse has caused extensive disruption, impacting the citizens and economy in Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties

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The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.97 going into the Memorial Day weekend. Washington averages $4.

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The Washington Transportation Department says an average of 71,000 vehicles a day used the stretch of Interstate 5 through Mount Vernon that is now blocked by the collapse of the Skagit River bridge.

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An investigation by the Oregon State Police  Fish & Wildlife Division at the Newport Area Command office is leading to multiple charges for several individuals including a Tidewater-area man previously charged with the unlawful sale of commercial/sport caught Dungeness crab to a local cafe.

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Almost three decades ago Astoria played host to a movie crew producing what would become a worldwide cult favorite.  Goonies Day is coming.

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Callers this morning on KAST's live local talk show "Coastwatch Call-in" told host Tom Freel that the Port of Astoria has to get focused on the nuts and bolts of the operation and make financial statements including profit and loss statements readily available to the public and spend less time attacking each other.

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Here's a quick rundown on the Wednesday Clatsop County Commission meeting:

The board adopted an ordinance amending county land-use rules to allow emergency storage shelters on forest-zoned lands. The amendment accommodates a project of the City of Cannon Beach

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Wednesday at 10:58 AM Astoria Police responded to the area of Marine Drive and 32rd. The initial report was a pedestrian versus vehicle crash. Astoria Police arrived and found that the crash involved a pedestrian who was confined to a motorized wheel chair and a 2008 Scion xB. The Scion xB was operated by Debra Wolf, Age 57, Astoria. The wheelchair bound pedestrian was identified as Roberta Morgan, age 58, of Astoria.

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