The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners (CCBOC) recently decided to take-over the responsibility of the board of the county Housing Authority and set to work reorganizing the agency at their last meeting. The County had reportedly taken the action of dismissing the Housing Authority Board (CCHA) after finding that the organization had been doing public business without providing adequate notice as required by law. The board has called a special meeting for January 3 that features an executive session.
Astoria Visual Arts (AVA), a local artist non-profit, approached the Astoria City Council with a proposal to sign on to a request to the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) that would have provided up to $200,000 in a one-for-one matching grant the Astoria organization said they would apply to multiple programs designed to support and enhance the local arts community. The Council declined on a three to two vote to become the primary governmental body participating in the grant request which, according to City Manager Paul Benoit, means AVA can't apply.
On December 25, 2012, at 6:00 PM Astoria Police responded to a reported assault at 1245 W. Marine Drive. When police arrived they found a seriously injured Gary Nestor, age 64 of Astoria. Nestor had a head injury.
Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each other to let the year end without avoiding a Jan. 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts.
Former President George H.W. Bush remained in guarded condition overnight in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after a day marked by what his spokesman called "a series of setbacks including persistent fever."
In 2012, Florida was a state where a lifeguard got fired for saving a life, a woman got arrested for riding a manatee and a man repeatedly used 911 as a phone sex service.
Think that's weird? It gets worse.
Four national retailers have agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners.
The Oregon Department of Transportation has a plan to ease flooding on Highway 101 near Seaside and help the environment.
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