The Oregon Legislature is looking for ways to keep jail populations flat and curb projected growth in the number of State inmates but observers say getting enough votes to pass reforms in sentencing for measure 11 and measure 57 crimes faces an uphill battle due to it's political unpopularity. That lack of public support was further reinforced Wednesday with the release of a new opinion survey by Crime Victims United.
The Rotary Club of Seaside will present the third annual High Ethical Standards Award to a local business or organization and to an individual who demonstrates a strong commitment to practicing "High Ethical Standards and Public Values". This is a community-wide award, and all nominees are welcome.
The Oregon Miilitary Department is planning to introduce wave energy technology in the waters off shore from Camp Rilea and that has crab fishermen concerned that the project will further limit harvest opportunties in the ocean area they say is prime grounds. The Clatsop County Commission has scheduled a special work session for Thursday, April 18th at 1pm to hear more information from the military department and give stakeholders the opportunity to participate.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating allegations that the former manager of the State Crime Lab in Cheney mishandled case files and claimed to have completed laboratory case work that was not actually done.
As an Earth Day celebration, Tongue Point Job Corps Center (TPJCC) is hosting an open house and GreenFest on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Coast Guard is warning mariners that severe and increased shoaling in the southeast portion of Cathlamet Channel near East Cathlamet, Wash,, from Little Island to Nassa Point is no longer safe to navigate, or mark with aids to navigation.
Oregon's private employers had approximately 22,900 job vacancies during winter 2013, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department. During the same month there were 181,100 unemployed Oregonians, or roughly 8 unemployed people for each vacancy. The high ratio of unemployed to vacancies reflects the still-sluggish labor market, and the usual seasonal slowdown in hiring that occurs each winter.
The days are long past when you could pitch that old can of paint in the garbage can, or just toss out unused pesticides, or other household chemicals. Safely disposing of that kind of waste requires special handling to ensure those toxic chemicals don't end up back in the environment.
Astoria 911 is celebrating the second full week of April (April 14-20) as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. This week, sponsored by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the citizens of Clatsop County.
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday afternoon's two-vehicle head-on crash along Highway 30 at Bradley Hill about thirteen miles west of Clatskanie in Clatsop County. A total of 7 people, including four juveniles, were transported to several hospitals. One person died Sunday evening after arrival at a Portland-area hospital.
The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will be hosting the annual Pacific County Preparedness Fair at the Ilwaco High School Gym – Hilltop Campus on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Preparedness Fair exhibitors will range from a wide variety of industries and organizations that relate to personal, home, and business preparedness and safety.