Researchers at a fish hatchery near Suquamish in Kitsap County are trying to identify the toxic substance in storm water runoff that deadens coho salmon in streams, prevents them from spawning and causes deformities in coho embryos.

Observers have noticed coho seemed confused and turn onto their sides a few hours after a rainstorm.

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Astoria was designated an official Coast Guard City in 2011 because of the long-standing relationship that exists between the city and the Coast Guard that has been mutually beneficial and supportive. This week the city marks that relationship with a specially designed monument placed near the downtown pier currently undergoing a complete rebuild to better accommodate the two Coast Guard ships that are home-ported there.

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Tuesday evening the Astoria City Council and the city Planning Commission will be meeting in a joint session to talk over the city's pedestrian issues and to lay out the groundrules related to future alternative energy facilties.

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Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) Director Kevin Leahy has just released details of an annual report on the activities of the organization that also includes an update on how the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has significantly increased it's activities over the past year.  Leahy is the Executive Director for both organizations and reports significant increases in participation by the business community.

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Cover Oregon will host two community meetings in Clatsop County later this month. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the development of Oregon's health insurance exchange and provide input on its progress.

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The Lower Columbia Diversity Project invites everyone to take a walk through downtown Astoria tonight to honor Martin Luther King.

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Students seeking to cut college costs by applying for financial aid should act fast. While states and colleges urge students to prepare afederal student aid application (FAFSA) early, this year seven states are cautioning students to prepare 'as close to January 1 st as possible' because aid funds may be depleted faster than in previous years.

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President Barack Obama has begun his second term by declaring that the nation's "possibilities are limitless."

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After seven public meetings across Washington about a proposed coal export terminal near Bellingham more than 14,000 comments have been collected.

The comments will determine issues to be examined in an environmental study.

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The Horatio Alger Association gives away hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money to students all around the country.  One Astoria High School senior, Nathan Sutton, is the recipient of a $20,000 scholarship from the Association to attend a four-year postsecondary institution of his choice.

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Oregon State Police say the man suspected of killing a teenage Beaverton girl found near Tillamook killed himself in northern California.

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