Astoria Police Recover Stolen Vehicle; Vehicle found 7 Minutes After Report

At 6:59am Friday Morning Astoria Police were notified by the owner of a 1993 Ford Explorer that his vehicle had been stolen from the area of 828 Franklin. He reported that the vehicle had been stolen about an hour prior.  Seven minutes later, at 7:06 Officer Matt Clausen saw a vehicle that matched the description.

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KAST News recieved an email Thursday from Clatsop County Commission Chairman Peter Huhtala where he responds to public concerns over the County take-over of the Clatsop County Housing Authority Board of Directors. The email reads:

I thought that you might be interested in my (attached) thoughts regarding the Housing Authority matter, as I expressed them at the Commission meeting last night.  This was a difficult decision,

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Charities are required to file periodic financial reports with the Oregon Department
of Justice documenting their national fundraising and expenditures and explaining
how donations were spent. State Attorney Ellen Rosenbaum issued a list of what she terms the "Top 20 Worst Charities" based on how little these organizations spend on administrtaive costs.

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Astoria's Mayor Van Dusen wants everyone to know exactly what's coming.  He calls it the biggest, dirtiest construction project in Astoria's long history.

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AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. This increase brings holiday travel figures to within half a million of the decade high mark seen during the 2006/2007 season. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Saturday, Dec. 22 to Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

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A donation from a Tokeland business will keep two police dogs working another year for the Pacific County sheriff's office.

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The Department of Energy has awarded $4 million to a Seattle company for a wind power demonstration project off Coos Bay.

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The number of homes seized by banks reached a nine-month high in November.

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The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) voted 4-1 in favor of dis-banding the Clatsop County Housing Auhtority Board (CCHA) and taking those powers to themselves Wednesday evening.  A county news release states:

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Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") ( NASDAQ : COST ) announced today its operating results for the first quarter (twelve weeks) of fiscal 2013, ended November 25, 2012.

Net sales for the quarter increased ten percent, to $23.20 billion from $21.18 billion during the first quarter last year. Comparable sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were as follows:

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The Oregon average for regular unleaded falls to its lowest point of 2012, dropping below the year's previous low price which was $3.385 on Jan.2, 2012. The Oregon average falls six cents this week to $3.37, while the national average loses a nickel to $3.33. It is at its lowest point since early July." AAA Oregon/Idaho Public Affairs Director Marie Dodds says

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