Four people received non-life threatening injuries Sunday afternoon on a three vehicle collision in a tunnel on Highway 26 west of Manning. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to one of the involved drivers facing charges.
In Tuesday's primary election Clatsop County voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that bans the use of bullhooks, electric prods, whips and similar devices to control performing animals. 68.51% of those who voted agreed that the use of those devices is inappropriate. Today representatives of the national organization PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) applauded the decision.
Judging just from the significant increase in news releases from both campaigns since the Oregon primary the race between Jeff Merkley and Monica Wehby promises to be a no-holds-barred slugfest featuring some familiar themes. Republicans had been critical of Merkley's effectiveness in the U.S. Senate asking what he has accomplished as the Junior Senator from Oregon. Merkley's campaign is answering with a series of releases coupling Senator Wyden and Merkley as effective leaders in gaining legislation for the state. Today the focus narrowed to Merkley alone. Wehby's campaign is focused on claims that Merkley was behind leaks to the media regarding Wehby's private life just before the election.
The City of Seaside issued the following statement regarding the departure of Stubby Lyons from the city council:
An investigation by the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Team has led to the arrest of 26 year old Maile Allison Dupuy of Astoria. Detectives learned from several sources, Dupuy was selling Heroin and Methamphetamine out of her home just outside the Astoria city limits.
Clatsop County Clerk Maeve Grimes anticipates that she will formally contest the outcome of the County Commissioner District 5 race in the May 20 primary election as a result of a balloting error involving almost 500 county voters.
If a petition to contest the race is filed, the action will likely result in a new election between District 5 candidates Dale Barrett and Lianne Thompson.
Clam diggers will have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during a final opening set to begin May 27.
Three of six community forums have been scheduled for next week as phase two of the Seaside 2034 visioning project gets underway for the City of Seaside.
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