Sunday, September 21, 2014
  • Fishing Report

The first razor-clam dig of the season will get under way on evening tides Oct. 13 at four ocean beaches. 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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A worker who fell 200 feet from a Longview bridge into the Columbia River is presumed dead. The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says another worker saw the man fall Sunday from a platform under the middle of the Lewis and Clark Bridge, which connects with Rainier, Ore.

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CCC and AAUW-Astoria are hosting a Candidates' Forum, Wednesday, October 10, starting at 7:00pm in Columbia Hall, Room 219, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.

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State Representative Deborah Boone (D) Cannon Beach, will hold a coastal emergency preparedness legislative town hall meeting October 25th at the Pine Grove Community Hall in Manzanita beginning at 7pm. Boone serves on the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission, and is bringing together emergency management experts and officials to talk about coastal emergency response strategies.

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The contractor chosen to build the new access road in the North Coast Business Park is eager to begin. So eager, the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners scheduled a special meeting Friday, Oct. 5 to approve the contract in order to allow work to start as soon as possible.

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Will fishing for a living be a viable occupation for Astoria in the decades to come? Will the children and grandchildren of those in the industry today be able to carry on the traditions and see the economic benefits of hauling in the bounty of the sea in the next twenty or thirty years? Can wave energy co-exist with ocean fishing in an already highly regulated environment?

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The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years.

The Labor Department says the jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent last month as employers added 114,000 jobs.

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The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe's and several other grocery chains. The Trader Joe's peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.

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