Fishery managers in California, Oregon and Washington have delayed the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season by at least two weeks to allow the crabs to fill with more meat.

The Dungeness season along the Oregon coast typically open Dec. 1, but can be pushed back to improve product quality.

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Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 8.6 percent, essentially unchanged from 8.7 percent in September. The October 2011 unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.

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Over the next few days in this week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday next week local residents have a number of important meetings, forums, and public hearings available to attend dealing with big issues for the lower Columbia region.

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It was a tough decision for the Port Commissioners Tuesday night when they had to decide whether to continue efforts to site a specialized response boat here and shoulder the costs or pass on the opportunity.

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The Vice Chairman of the Sunset Empire Transportation District has tendered his resignation. Ron Bline of Seaside served as Board Chair for two years helping guide the reorganization of the transportation district following the stormy departure of long time Executive Director Cindy Howe and the abrupt cancellation of the majority of the routes at the time.

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A Clatsop County Drug Task Force investigation has led to the arrest of Casey Dwayne Hampton (DOB: 11/07/73) and James Richard Mcguire (DOB: 07/11/69) on drug related charges as well as outstanding warrants Friday morning.

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Tuesday night foodies will fill the Seaside Convention Center for the fifth annual "Iron Chef Goes Coastal" event, a fundraiser for the Clatsop County United Way organization.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.  The popular contest pits local chefs and their teams against each other to prove which chef's cuisine reigns supreme

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Early population survey results of the Pacific coast western snowy plover indicate another highly successful year towards recovery of the species listed as threatened under both federal and state Endangered Species Acts.

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Oregon is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after Alabama gave up the top spot following a loss to Texas A&M.

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The National Park Service has expressed concerns about a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River. The park service sent a letter to federal regulators saying concerns must be addressed in the environmental review of the Oregon LNG project at Warrenton.

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A tally of uncounted ballots from the Nov. 6 General Election conducted Friday by the Clatsop County Elections Division resulted in a wider margin between the two candidates in the close race for Gearhart mayor.

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