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The 2013 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans to start planning now for the upcoming season.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cautions Columbia River users that water levels from downstream of Bonneville Dam to Longview, Wash., will decrease starting Labor Day weekend and could remain low for several weeks.

The Coast Guard says a 75-foot fishing boat that sank Tuesday in the Columbia River west of Longview, Wash., has as much as 600 gallons of diesel on board and some of that fuel has spilled into the river.

Two people were seriously injured Monday morning in a three-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 101 north of Gearhart in Clatsop County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is conducting the investigation.

The Clatsop Forestry & Wood Products Economic Development Committee (CFEDC) invites the public to join them for their 23rd annual fall forestry tour, Thursday September 5th, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm, starting at the Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center at 92937 Walluski Loop in Astoria.

Beach goers this summer should pack not only their sunscreen and favorite novel, but also a tsunami evacuation map. For the first time, Oregon's entire coast has maps showing where to evacuate in the event of a tsunami. This information could save your life and those you love.

AAA projects the number of Americans traveling this Labor Day holiday weekend will increase 4.2 percent from 2012, with approximately 34.1 million travelers or 10.7 percent of the population taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home.

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man who had been knocked unconscious aboard a fishing vessel, 20 miles west of Gray's Harbor, Wash., Saturday morning.

A brief but important questionnaire is available on the Astoria Public Library's website from August 20 through September 9, 2013.  The questionnaire asks residents to weigh in on a list of vision concepts and desired library services that have been garnered this summer through interviews and public meetings, including at the August 18th Sunday Market.

The City will host its third Community Meeting for the Astoria Transportation System Plan (TSP) Update on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater, McTavish Room (1203 Commercial Street). The City's updated TSP will guide improvements to roads, sidewalks, crossings, trails, and other transportation facilities over the next 20 years.

Astoria Police are looking for information related to Theft, Forgery, and Fraudulent Obtaining of Controlled Substances on the part of Sarah Smith, Age 27 of Gearhart. They have developed information that there may be several cases that are unreported.

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