The Astoria City Council decided not to decide about enacting a moratorium on medical marijuana stores doing business in town. This means two of the so called "dispensaries" will continue business as usual and a third is going through the steps to open soon in the downtown area. Monday the council discussion, including some impassioned public testimony went over an hour as the city leaders heard from those who own the businesses, those that depend on the weed as a medicine, and their own legal and law enforcement people.
At 83 Richard Donner says he is ready now to bring a sequel to his 80's cult classic back to the big screen. Filmed principally in Astoria, 1985's "The Goonies" still draws fans to the town who want to see the "Goonies House" and tour the old county jail used in the openning scenes of the film.
On the morning of April 7th at 5:03 AM Longview Fire Department was dispatched to a truck fire. The reporting party stated that his semi-truck was on fire behind the Frontier Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, located at 1500 3rd Ave, in Longview.
The Astoria City Council held an emergency meeting Friday morning at the request of interim city manager Brett Estes to discuss an ongoing issue between councilor Drew Herzig and city staff that indicates violations of established policy and, perhaps, the city charter.
Clatsop County residents and the rest of Oregon have until April 30 to apply for health insurance coverage through Cover Oregon. Gov. John Kitzhaber announced the deadline extension March 26. According to a county news release, people who apply for coverage through Cover Oregon during the extended application period and enroll later will not be subject the potential federal tax penalty.
Today, Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader, Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., called for the federal government to reverse course and respect an Oregon state law that allows consumers to buy wine in refillable containers, more often known as growlers.
An investigation by the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Team (CCINT) has led to the arrest of 47-year-old Astoria resident Darrin Paul Nichols. The investigation began when CCINT detectives learned Nichols was a Heroin and Methamphetamine dealer that supplied many people in the Astoria and Warrenton area. As the investigation continued, CCINT detectives were granted search warrants for Nichols, his vehicle and his residence on Mudd Lane, Astoria
The Clatsop county board conducted the first reading of an ordinance imposing a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in the unincorporated county. The moratorium bans the operation of dispensaries and other facilities that provide marijuana products to medical marijuana card holders until May 1, 2015.
It took several different police agencies and the public's help Wednesday to catch up with a Washington fugitive who had been discovered hiding in Astoria. The man is identified as 52-year-old Roy Shaw, who was wanted out of two jurisdictions in Washington for the sale of narcotics and felony assault.