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The Washington State Patrol is asking the public's help in providing information on the events leading up to a two car injury, hit and run collision that occurred on November 30th , 2012. The collision occurred at 1:53 p.m. on Friday, November 30, on State Route 12 westbound at mile post 20 prior to the 3rd St. off ramp. Victim vehicle was a Gray 2003 Dodge Caravan.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's calling the Oregon Legislature into session next week to pass a special tax break for large Oregon businesses with Nike mentioned as one of those that could otherwise leave the state instead of expanding in Oregon.

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The Legend of the Christmas Rose is a children's story about a secret garden deep in the Goinge Forest that blooms once a year.  Selma Lagerlof wrote it based upon a traditional Swedish folktale about an outcast family of robbers who live in the forest, which is located in the Skane area of Sweden. Showtime is Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning's minor injury crash involving a loaded log truck and a passenger vehicle on Highway 105 (Alternate Highway 101) south of Astoria near Wireless Road. The crash closed the road for about 3 hours until the scene was cleared.

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The Clatsop County Sheriff's Office will host a meeting of the Rural Law Enforcement District Advisory Committee on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Conference Room, 355 7th St., Asto

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(AP) — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.  Washington's fish commission was scheduled to decide soon on similar rules, eliminating the centuries-old practice from both sides of the river.  The gillnet ban was pushed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who hopes to mediate a longstanding conflict between commercial and recreational fishers while transitioning to new methods of commercial fishing. Recreational fishers say gillnets are harmful to the recovery of endangered salmon.

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FBI Agents in Oregon have received information from the FBI's Anchorage Division that narrows the search for a woman who was allegedly raped by accused serial killer Israel Keyes. Keyes committed suicide while in jail this past weekend as he awaited trial for the murder of a barista, Samantha Koenig, last February in Anchorage.

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A local delegation that included Clatsop County commissioners Scott Lee and Dirk Rohne met with Gov. John Kitzhaber Thursday in Salem to urge him to re-think a proposal to restrict the Columbia River commercial gillnet salmon fishery. Following the meeting the group joined a rally of about 40 gillnetters and supporters on the steps of the Oregon capital in a show of support for the industry.

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