Standing on the 11th street pier in front of the Astoria Trolley City officials announced Wednesday afternoon that Astoria will receive an 8.4 million dollar ODOT grant through the State Transportation Improvement Plan Federal bridge program that the city will use to replace the wooden wharfs that come at the end of six streets on the riverfront. Combined with a previous recent bridge fund grant to rebuild the Franklin Avenue bridge and the grant to rebuild the Irving Avenue Bridge and taking into account other projects over the last 6 years the city has been the recipient of nearly $20 million in Local Bridge Fund Program grants.

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The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week begins a once-every-five-years process of reviewing the largest regional fish and wildlife program in the nation, one that last year paid for nearly $250 million in habitat work, hatchery operations, hydropower system fish-passage improvements, research and related activities in the Columbia River Basin.

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While not widely known, the June 27th closure of the Warrenton office of the Department of Environmental Quality is certainly of concern to local septic system installers and realtors who depend on the records kept by that office that may end up in Portland,or worse, across the state in Pendelton.

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The Astoria Traffic Safety Committee Tuesday night heard a report on the pilot project to improve pedestrian safety by the city engineering department and asked the department to go back to the drawing board over a number of items.

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The Washington State Patrol says a man was struck and critically injured Tuesday night while walking across Highway 103 in Long Beach.  The patrol says 27-year-old Justin Lee Woods was flown to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.

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Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in
February

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced her spring town hall meeting schedule. The public events will occur throughout April around the 1st congressional district. The schedule includes meetings in Seaside, Warrenton, Beaverton, Forest Grove, Columbia City, Portland, Sherwood, and McMinnville.

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A story out of Salem would have a familiar ring for many Astorians as Chemeketa Community College is working with a group to manage a free-roaming colony of cats that live in a wooded area on campus.

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On Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and again on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the public is invited to view the University of Oregon School of Architecture programing class presentations on ideas for a renovated library.  The posters will be shown in the Flag Room on both days.

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Last year Astoria made the list as one of Ameria's "Coolest" small towns and this year Smithsonian.com picked Astoria as one of the top 20 towns that are a must see for 2013.  The on line magazine talked of the town history and landmarks like the Flavel House and the Liberty Theater:

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A prank on an intoxicated 15 year-old backfired at an underage drinking party and led to thirty-eight (38) minors being cited for Minor in Possession of Liquor. Officers responded to a report of a young girl trapped in a bathroom with a black eye in the 1200 block of S. Columbia. Officers arrived to find an underage drinking party and the female who was intoxicated did not have a black eye and had been locked in a closet as a prank.

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