Monday, October 20, 2014
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Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of slow but consistent gains in the job market.

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Port of Portland commissioners have approved an incentive program to entice container-shipping companies to continue visiting the city amid a decline in productivity.

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Clatsop Community Bank was named among the "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon" for the fourth consecutive year by Oregon Business magazine.

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will hold his annual town hall meetings in Clatsop and Columbia counties on Monday, January 14, 2013.

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OHSU continues it's partnership with Astoria's Columbia Memorial Hospital in undertaking a new initiative on women's heart health as a major community issue.  The long term study will try to answer some questions and demonstrate how a community can come together to prevent, treat and manage heart disease reducing the risk.

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Each summer North Coast audiences are amused by the story of a young man who barely escapes being kidnapped and sold to a sea captain.  "Shanghaied In Astoria" draws inspiration from the practice of human trafficking that was common along the city waterfront a century ago.History buffs and volunteers in Portland are hauling out new items from a tunnel section beneath their city that has been closed off to the public. It could prove just how deep a secret underground business of human trafficking seeped through the city of Portland.

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A Eugene woman has pleaded guilty to charges she made more than $300,000 buying thousands of cellphones, charging them to her employer and selling them on the Internet.

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American International Group Inc.'s board today will take up whether to join or try to block a shareholder lawsuit against the federal government over the insurer's $182 billion bailout by the government.

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"2012 is the most expensive year ever for gas prices. The Oregon average for regular unleaded in 2012 is $3.81, 14 cents higher than the previous high of $3.67 in 2011. The national average price of regular unleaded in 2012 is $3.60, nine cents more expensive than the previous high of $3.51 in 2011."

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Unemployment rates fell below seven percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

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The Astoria Rotary Club handed out nearly 200 dictionaries this week to fourth grade students and home schooled in Astoria and Knappa Schools for classwork and their own personal use.

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Dormitories and other buildings at the University of Oregon are reported running on electricity supplied by generators after a series of explosions knocked out power.

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