Astoria Visual Arts (AVA), a local artist non-profit, approached the Astoria City Council with a proposal to sign on to a request to the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) that would have provided up to $200,000 in a one-for-one matching grant the Astoria organization said they would apply to multiple programs designed to support and enhance the local arts community.  The Council declined on a three to two vote to become the primary governmental body participating in the grant request which, according to City Manager Paul Benoit, means AVA can't apply.

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On December 25, 2012, at 6:00 PM Astoria Police responded to a reported assault at 1245 W. Marine Drive. When police arrived they found a seriously injured Gary Nestor, age 64 of Astoria. Nestor had a head injury.

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Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each other to let the year end without avoiding a Jan. 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts.

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Former President George H.W. Bush remained in guarded condition overnight in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital after a day marked by what his spokesman called "a series of setbacks including persistent fever."

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In 2012, Florida was a state where a lifeguard got fired for saving a life, a woman got arrested for riding a manatee and a man repeatedly used 911 as a phone sex service.

Think that's weird? It gets worse.

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Four national retailers have agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation has a plan to ease flooding on Highway 101 near Seaside and help the environment.

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Beginning January 1, 2013, persons thinking of attending college should complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) atwww.fafsa.gov .  The FAFSA determines a person's eligibility for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year

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A change in the Oregon Department of Revenue's electronic payment service
providers could cause some taxpayers to miss payments due in January, the agency
announced today.

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Preliminary information based upon reports to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 3 people died in three separate fatal traffic crashes on Oregon roads during the 102-hour Christmas holiday reporting period. The reporting period began 6:00 p.m., December 21, and ended 11:59 p.m., December 25.

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Three people were arrested last Friday on drug-related charges after a search warrant was served at a Newport-area apartment complex. On December 21, 2012 the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT), with the assistance of the Newport Police Department and Oregon State Police,

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