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The Oregon state medical examiner's office says that supposed human hand found on a beach at Gearhart last week was really the remains of a seal flipper.

Sunset Empire Transportation District announces the addition of a new Park and Ride service for riders taking the NW Point Bus to Portland or have purchased a Connector Pass and will not be returning to Astoria the same day.

Clatsop Community College proudly announces that all 2013 Nursing Program graduates passed the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) on their first attempt.

Entries for the 2013 Regatta Grand Land Parade are shaping up nicely with 75 entries so far confirmed and on track to approach the high 80's or low 90's. That's about the same number as in a normal year. There is another need that crops up every year. The Regatta Association is looking for convertibles to use in the parade.

Saying that CenturyLink failed to provide underground utility location information leading to additional expenses in the 11th street CSO sewer project, city staff suggested sending the errant phone company the $35,000 bill for ignoring repeated requests that resulted in those additional costs and unexpected complications for the city contractor to handle.  A representative of the company told KAST News that CenturyLink could have done a better job.

Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig asked the council to consider setting up a charity fund to help those Astorians in need to pay ever increasing city water and sewer bills.  Herzig pointed out that many people are struggling to meet that obligation.

The Astoria City Council learned that Suenn Ho, a principal designer who has been working with the city on the Garden Of Surging Waves for several years has lost her job with the firm Mulvanny G2.

The U.S. Coast Guard says a 50-foot fishing trawler started taking on water Monday morning about 65 miles west of Tillamook, but later headed back to port under its own power.

The Coast Guard medically evacuated two injured crewmembers from a vessel in the Pacific Ocean about14 miles southwest of the mouth of the Columbia River,Monday morning.

Holding it's first meeting since returning from a sister city trip to Waldorf, Germany, the Astoria City Council gets back to business with a review of a major public works project, some changes in the city's liquor licence approval process due to changes in personnel, and will consider approval of a $94,000 grant to provide library access to all children in Clatsiop County not already covered by a tax-supported public library system.

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