The board approved an ordinance Wednesday extending a ban on tobacco use to more county properties.  In August 2012 the board adopted the first phase of the tobacco-free campus ordinance, which banned smoking and tobacco use at the 800/820 Exchange St. block, Judge Guy Boyington Building and public works facilities in Astoria. According to Manager Scott Somers the ban includes electronic cigarettes as well

 

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Wednesday Astoria POlice Officer Nicole Riley saw a male subject she believed was Kevin Morse, age 24 of Seaside, on foot in the area of 27th and Marine Drive. She verified that Morse had a felony warrant for his arrest and attempted to stop him.

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Wednesday morning the Astoria Police and Fire Department responded to the area of 16th at the Columbia River. There was a report that a male subject was in the water and refusing to get out.

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Community Colleges work to provide a variety of learning options.  Clatsop Community College, while offering degree and certification programs of all kinds, also offers the opportunity to take a course that is just about learning something new.

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State Senator Betsy Johnson will undergo surgery at a Portland Hospital after being hurt in an auto accident.

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Would you like to see more bike lanes? How would you feel about changing some of the streets downtown to make them two-way? Would you like to see more connectivity between different forms of transportation in the city? Those are the kinds of topics that will be discussed at a special meeting set for the Liberty Theater MacTavish room Wednesday evening April 24th.

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On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Law Enforcement Agencies in Clatsop County will participate in the sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Foss Maritime says it's selling its Columbia River business to Tidewater Barge Lines and laying off 60 workers.

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A 50-year-old Seaside man has been sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms for killing his ex-wife and her male friend in May 2012.

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has expanded the area where it is killing sea birds to see if they are eating young salmon. Documents show the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed Oregon to expand a study started last year into how much salmon cormorants are eating from the Tillamook estuary into the Umpqua and Rogue estuaries.

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The Clatsop County Clerk and Elections Office reminds local residents that Tuesday, April 30 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 21 special district election.

Ballots for the election will be mailed out beginning Friday, May 3.

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