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Updated:  At 9:13 pm on October 21st, Astoria Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 121 W. Marine Drive. Fire personnel arrived on scene at 9:17 pm to find a one story building with fire venting from windows on the SW corner of the building. The fire was brought under control at 9:32 pm and crews stayed on scene until 11:25 pm to overhaul the fire area and secure the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The Clatsop County Fire Investigation Team will be called in to help with the fire investigation.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) in continuing the investigation into Saturday night's two vehicle head-on crash along Highway 30 near Rainier that resulted in critical injuries to one person and injuries to four others, including two children.

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All Warrenton City Commission candidates have been invited to answer questions from the public at a Forum Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Warrenton City Hall, 6:30 to 8pm.  Candidates are Tom Dyer, Ken Yuill, Henry Balensifer, Roble Anderson, Mark Kujala and Merianne Myers.  The forum will be hosted by North Coast Republican Women.

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday assembled a broad selection of public and private agency representatives for a wide-ranging conversation about Clatsop County's role in economic development stretching from industry to the arts.

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With nearly 400 nurses nominated, there remain 183 finalists for 2012 Oregon Nurse of the Year--seven of them live in the North Coast area. For the second year, this award will honor outstanding Oregon nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients. Sixteen nurses will be awarded Nurse of the Year; one in each of 16 categories.

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Oregon Law prohibits hunting or traping wildlife in the boundries of any city.  The Astoria police report last weekend several duck hunters were in Young's Bay inside both the Urban Growth Boundry and the City Limits. Both are a violation of state law.

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The workgroup tasked with considering reforms to fisheries on the lower Columbia River, including the eventual removal of commercial gill nets from the mainstem, met in Portland on Oct. 18 at the Airport Embassy Suites. A news release prepared by Clatsop County states that the County Board of Commissioners has gone on record opposing a proposal by Gov. John Kitzhaber to restrict commercial salmon gillnet fishing on the lower Columbia River.

 

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An announcement by the U.S. Census Bureau that privately owned housing starts are up 15 percent over last month and 35 percent over a year ago reinforces research by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute that shows the forest sector is "poised to rebound."

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