The Oregon Board of Forestry will mark a transition at its Jan. 9 meeting in Salem, as John Blackwell, whose term as board chair ended Dec. 31, passes the gavel to Tom Imeson, public affairs director at the Port of Portland. Michael Rose, a forest industry labor representative, is joining the board as well, succeeding Steve Wilson, whose term also ended Dec. 31.
There are only four days left to visit the Oregon History Museum's original exhibit The Mightiest Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm, closing Sunday, January 6, 2013. Sponsored by Portland General Electric, the exhibit takes visitors back in time to the most devastating storm in Oregon's history.
As Washington state works on rules for implementing its new marijuana legalization law, a California company says it wants to bring marijuana dispensing machines to the state.
After leading the mostly volunteer Warrenton Fire Department for over 15 years Ted Ames will move across the bay to become Astoria's new Fire Chief with a swearing in ceremony at Monday's city council meeting
The city of Astoria is ready to take the next step in dealing with the dilapidated Flavel properties that have stood empty and unkept for many years blighting downtown. If the city council agrees Monday evening liens will be recorded on the Commercial street storefronts and the Flavel home on 15th which could eventually lead to foreclosure on those properties.
Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley will hold town halls in Clatsop and Columbia Counties next week.
The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen, Wednesday, after their 39-foot crab boat Robert Henry ran aground approximately 400 yards off Cape Arago near Coos Bay, Ore.
Astoria Police have an active Social Media presence. It was a private Facebook message to one of their officers that got this case moving though. When you post "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" on Facebook you have to figure that it is not going to stay private long.
PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) released the following statement tonight after voting to protect middle-class families from an increase in income tax rates, and to temporarily delay the effect of indiscriminate cuts to domestic programs and defense spending:
Oregon State Troopers stepped up enforcement efforts this New Year's Eve. Troopers say that effort resulted in 39 arrests for driving under the influence between Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. on New Year's Day.
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