Downtown Astoria businesses will soon have a resource for revitalization planning after the Astoria City Council Monday approved a $7500.00 contribution to the Astoria Downtown Historic District as the last piece of financial support needed to hire a downtown revitalization expert.
Astorians wonder why their parks have been reduced to brown grass and dying plants, why garbage cans overflow and trash isn't cleaned up promptly at the cities premeire attractions much less the many neighborhood parks that dot the city. Last night the Astoria city council got an earfull from private citizens and former parks employees
On September 29, 2012 at 2:20 am, Astoria Police Officer Joe Symonds saw a Motorcycle that failed to stop at the stop sign at 7th and Astor. Based on other observations Officer Symonds also suspected the operator of the motorcycle was impaired. Officer Symonds attempted to make a traffic stop on Marine Drive near 1st Street.
The Supreme Court has declined to take a new look at Washington state's top-two primary system amid complaints from political parties that it interferes with their rights.
The Coast Guard has declared the fatal collision of two fishing boats off the Washington coast a "serious marine incident" and an investigation is under way.
Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw in Seattle says it's a joint investigation with Canada into how the 90-foot Viking Storm out of Vancouver, British Columbia, collided with the 40-foot Maverick, homeport Seattle.
The Astoria City Council will consider a request from a downtown business organization to contribute $7500.00 toward the $20,000.00 cost of hiring a popular urban strategist to conduct an indepth analysis of Astoria's downtown.
Tests last year at three federal dams on the Columbia River demonstrated marked improvements in the safe passage of juvenile fish, one of several achievements described in a new report released today on federal actions to protect Columbia and Snake River fish.
The City of Astoria has announced the inclusion of Astoria Maps, a publicly accessibleGeographical Information System (GIS), on its website, www.astoria.or.us. The AstoriaMaps link is located on the left side of the City website.
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