A state commission says a magnitude 9 earthquake off the Oregon coast and tsunami could cause more than $30 billion damage to the state economy.

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Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) and Senator Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis)
are introducing legislation to fight the purveyors of the sex trade in Oregon and protect its victims.

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On Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:54pm deputies from the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office and officers from the Astoria Police Department responded to 34755 Hwy 101 Business in rural Astoria to a disturbance. It was originally reported that there were possibly gunshots or fireworks involved in the disturbance. A few moments later a male subject called 911 and reported that he had been stabbed during the disturbance. The report of gunshots was later discovered to be unfounded.

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Monday evening the Astoria City Council heard three presentations, adopted three ordinances, approved a liquor licence application, heard an update on the public works department response to the 5th and Duane street slide, then held a discussion regarding feeding cats on the city Riverwalk.

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Super Bowl Sunday in Seaside turned out to be a busy one for the Seaside Police Department. In addition to the regular scheduled officers, two additional officers participated in the statewide overtime grant for Seatbelt and Driving While Intoxicated enforcement.

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Oregon's 77th legislative session gets under way Monday.  Three weeks after taking office, lawmakers will begin their five-month push to write a new budget and enact dozens, maybe hundreds, of other initiatives.

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The Astoria City Council meets each year in a special work session to set goals and recently drafted 2013-14 goals.  The draft goals are on tonight's council meeting agenda and the public is invited to consider those goals and offer comment.

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The Clatsop Community College Marine and Environmental Research Station is offering a Drill Conductor course for fishermen Feb. 6-8.  The Drill Conductor course teaches skills needed in the event of an emergency aboard a vessel 

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On February 20th ADHDA will hold an identity and marketing workshop at the Columbia River Maritime Museum at 1792 Marine Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop starts promptly at 5:45p.m.

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At Wednesday's city council meeting the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation will be asking the council to enter a cooperative agreement designed to protect shore bird habitat on the Necanicum Spit.  City Administrator Chad Sweet invites the public to attend. To outline the effort the state issued the following letter to the city:

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The South Pacific County Humane Society has launced a new program that combines a green initative with the no-kill shelter's mission to help animals in Pacific County.

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