State boat inspectors trying to keep zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species out of Oregon have gone to work earlier this year. The station along Interstate 5 at Ashland has begun checking boat hulls and bilges for non-native species hitchhiking into the state.

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Clatsop Community College regularly offers classes on handgun safety through its Workforce Training and Continuing Education Program. Participants learn handgun safety and receive the training necessary to apply for a concealed weapon permit.

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Positions on the boards of more than three dozen service districts around Clatsop County are up for election on the May 21, 2013 ballot. The filing period for the election opens Feb. 9 and continues through March 21.

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Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the next public event in the Ales & Ideas lecture series featuring free multimedia presentations by members of the CCC faculty and staff.  CCC Painting, Drawing and Design Instructor Kristin Shauck will present Creativity: The Mystery of the Muse, Thursday, February 28th, at 7:00pm in the Fort George Lovell Showroom.

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Oregon State Police arrested a 38 year old man for DUII  and drug possession after he crashed his car on Highway 26 and abandoned the vehicle.

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Early Thursday morning at 4:08 a.m., Astoria dispatch received a 911 call from a man claiming to have shot his mother. Clatsop County Deputies responded to a residence on Norland McCoy Road just off Hwy 202. Upon arrival, the 3 deputies were met by 26 year old Brian Mathew Hall  outside the residence who was taken into custody without incident.

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Secretary of State Kate Brown is warning Oregon companies to be on the alert for a mailing that deceptively looks like it is from the Oregon Corporation Division.

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Senator Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro), Senator Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis) and
Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) have introduced legislation to safeguard the privacy of individuals on
social networking sites from the prying eyes of employers.

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Clam diggers who miss the razor clam dig that runs through next Tuesday (Feb. 12) will have plenty of other chances to hit the beaches in Washington in the weeks ahead.

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Hundreds of armed protesters are expected to descend on the Oregon Capitol Friday to demonstrate their gun rights.

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Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year's salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public meeting in Olympia March 1.

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