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In a press release Monday Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) acknowledged and thanked the Japanese government ffor their contribution of five million dollars to the west coast states of the US.  The money contributed to cleanup efforts to protect the west coast from debris resulting from the Japanese tsunami of 2011.

Wyden issued the following...

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Astoria Marine cleanup plans move forward under state leadership as EPA hands site management to Oregon DEQ.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will oversee the investigation and cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater and sediments at Astoria Marine Construction Company in Astoria, Oregon, according to an agreement signed by the...

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Dean Perez, Clatsop County Human Resources Director and Oregon Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, formally took command of Camp Rilea Armed Forces Reserve Center at a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8.
Before an assembled audience of friends, family and Guard personnel, Oregon National Guard Adjutant General Raymond Rees said Perez’ role with...

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's single vehicle crash along Highway 30 about fourteen miles west of Clatskanie that injured four people, one seriously. The names of the four occupants are pending confirmation.


On September 9, 2012 at approximately 2:20 p.m. a 1999 Ford Explorer with four occupants...

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The second open period in the Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. non-selective recreational coho fishery was very successful throughout the open area with an average catch rate of 0.79 salmon per angler. The preliminary estimated total landings for the three days are 2,020 coho and 470 Chinook for 3,154 angler trips.  This leaves 4,059 coho remaining...

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(AP) The proponents of a ballot measure that would ban gillnet fishing on the Columbia River say they’re dropping their effort and will support a compromise sought by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber.

A group called Stop Gillnets Now said Monday it will stop work in support of Measure 81, which will still appear on the November ballot. The...

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The Coast Guard and a maritime salvage company located the sunken fishing vessel Lady Cecilia, Sunday, approximately 20 miles off Point Ledbetter near Willapa Bay, Wash.
 
The Lady Cecilia and its crew of four were lost at sea in March 2012 after no distress signals or mayday calls were made. A Formal Board of Investigation into the cause of...

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The call came just before 6:00pm Saturday evening with reports of a wildland fire.  First on the scene was Lewis & Clark but by 6:40pm the call was made for additional departments.

The blaze happened off of Lewis and Clark Road about 8.5 miles south of Astoria in an area known as Pig Pen Crossing on the edge of the Lewis and Clark fire...

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