Wednesday evening four of the six Warrenton City Commission candidates took part in a Candidate Forum hosted at Warrenton city hall by North Coast Republican Women.  Included in the forum were  Mark Kujala, Tom Dyer, Henry Balensifer, Ken Yuill.  Absent were Merianne Myers and Roble Anderson.  The candidates addressed many topics including the vision of Warrenton's future, taxes, development, youth in Warrenton & utility rates.

Included in this post are the full answers from each of the candidates to all questions asked by community members in attendance.  Click here to listen to the full forum audio.

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Drivers on the West Coast and nationwide are enjoying double-digit declines in pump prices.  The national average for regular unleaded falls 13 cents this week to $3.65 while Oregon's statewide average drops 11 cents to $3.96. These are the largest week-over-week declines in four years. 

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Now in it's second year the OMG Radio "Harvest Haul" helps stock the shelves in the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Washington food banks during some very tough times for Pacific County families.  Great Northwest Federal Credit Union and Okie's Thriftway provide major support for the food drive and area businesses pitch in as drop off locations throughout the peninsula.

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An Oregon Department of Transportation bridge crew will be doing structural load testing on the Quartz Creek Bridge on U.S. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The bridge is located about 24 miles east of U.S. 101 in Clatsop County (milepost 24.2).

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Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in
September, essentially the same as the previous month, but lower than the year before
(8.5%).

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The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says the sheriff of neighboring Wahkiakum  County fatally shot himself as his deputies arrived at his home.

Sheriff Mark Nelson said in a statement early Wednesday that two deputies went to Wahkiakum County Sheriff Jon Dearmore's home after his wife reported he was making suicidal statements.

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Astoria City Councilor Peter Roscoe and his challenger in the November Ward 2 race face-off on key issues in the campaign in a live interview Tuesday morning on KAST 1370.  Click here to listen to the interview. 

                  
 Peter Roscoe (inc)  Drew Herzig

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Some middle and high-school students at Naselle  have outperformed other students in Washington in an environment where they are closely monitored, wear uniforms and are given food and housing.

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The second razor-clam dig of the fall season will get under way on evening tides at four ocean beaches Saturday (Oct. 27).  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests on all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat.

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Volunteers with the Elsie-Vinemaple Rural Fire Protection District celebrated the acquisition of a donated generator with the help of Sen. Betsy Johnson in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at the district's station on U.S. Highway 26 at the Highway 103 intersection.

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Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers announced that Nicole Williams will become the new Clatsop County Clerk.  Williams, currently assistant county manager, requested the transfer, which will officially take place Dec. 1.

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