With the income tax filing deadline two weeks away and Americans spending billions of dollars and hours filling out IRS forms, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said today it is time to simplify the federal tax code.

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Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today announced that she will introduce the Tsunami Debris Cleanup Reimbursement Act next week to allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to refund Oregon and other states for tsunami debris cleanup expenses using $5 million in funding donated by the government of Japan. Bonamici made the announcement at a roundtable discussion in Astoria during which she received updates about cleanup efforts from local officials and stakeholders.

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Three bills introduced in Salem attempt to weaken the Oregon state Board of Education's 2012 decision to prohibit Native American mascots.

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More than 4,000 volunteers converged on Oregon beaches Saturday for the 28th annual clean-up sponsored by the non-profit group SOLVE.

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Parents of children who will be turning 5 before Sept. 1, 2013 need to attend Kindergarten Round-Up to register and prepare their child for Fall 2013 kindergarten classes.

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Sunset Empire Transportation District's Board of Commissioners approved the appointment of Neal Smith to the District Board at the March 28th Board meeting.

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Three Northwest universities share a $625,000 National Science Foundation grant to train educators from Washington and Oregon coastal communities about earthquake and tsunami dangers.

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event.  This program is Gifford Pinchot: The Making of an American Conservationist presented by Joseph Blanco on Sunday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m.

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On Monday, April 1, 2013  Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will host a tsunami debris cleanup roundtable discussion with local officials and stakeholders. Bonamici will announce a new bipartisan tsunami debris cleanup bill

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On March 28, 2013 at 2:45pm the Warrenton Police Department was sent to Coffenbury Lake at Fort Stevens State Park in reference to a possible stabbing. Officers were advised that a male subject had been injured by another male subject armed with a knife. The armed suspect fled the area and entered the surrounding brush and trees.

 

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The board of commissioners voted 4-0, with Commissioner Sarah Nebeker absent, to direct county counsel to file suit against the owner of the Sunset Lake Resort and RV Park for failing to comply with a county order to address numerous code violations at the site, located on the shore of Sunset Lake south of Warrenton.

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