A bill that will help many low-income seniors keep their homes passed the Oregon House  on March 13th. House Bill 2489 makes a number of important improvements to the Senior and Disabled Property Tax Deferral Program, which allows low-income seniors to defer their annual property taxes until they move, die, or sell their homes.

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We've been driving or walking all over a piece of Astoria history for years and never noticed. The many manholes throughout the city each have a heavy iron cover, many of which bear the mark of local foundries long gone.

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Urban strategist Michele Reeves will present her findings and recommendations for Astoria revitalization after months of research, interviews, workshops and block-by-block observation on April 4th at the PAC.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Coast Guard within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate with each other on the development of hydrokinetic projects. These projects generate power from waves, tides, ocean currents, and the flow of rivers.

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The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with the Washington Emergency Management Division to host a NOAA Weather Radio Program on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Grays Harbor College Riverview Education Center (600 Washington Ave, Raymond, WA) in Raymond. 

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The next general meeting of the Regatta Association will be on Thursday, March 14th, starting at 7:00 pm at the Astoria City Hall in the city council chambers. The public is invited to attend what a association news release says is a "very important meeting". President Peter Roscoe will update the group on many "exciting developments", according to a news release from the organization.

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 State Representative Deborah Boone applauds the Oregon House of Representatives passage of House Joint Memorial 3 , urging the U.S. Congress to support the marketing of Oregon seafood.

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Each Spring the Astoria Public Works Department makes the rounds of all the fire hydrants in town to make sure they are working correctly.

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A Washington state man suspected of killing his grandparents has been captured in a Lincoln City motel room and sent to a Portland hospital for treatment of what are described as serious self-inflicted cuts.

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On Monday March 11th, Seaside Police detectives executed a search warrant at 1871 South Columbia #2 in Seaside. The search warrant was issued following an internet investigation lasting several months involving Seaside Police Detectives and the Washington County Inter Agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT).

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Anglers fishing along the Washington coast will likely see a lower catch quota for chinook salmon this year, while the quota for coho is expected to be similar to last season, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today.

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