Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) issued the following statement after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a rule governing crowdfunding activities


Astoria crews will be ditching in the Olney, and Youngs River areas.

Svensen crews will be applying herbicide in the Knappa/Svensen areas, also working on drainages on Burnside Loop, and ditching on Rudat Road.

Jewell crews will be brush chopping in the Elsie area, and replacing a culvert on Mullenbach Road.

The board heard a presentation from Steven Blakesley, Health Promotion Specialist, on the Public Health Department's Community Health Improvement Plan.


Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig was sitting on both sides of the table in discussions over the City's Armory deal. Nobody knew about his dual role at the time the city council was holding it's most sensitive talks about the potential transaction. Herzig tells KAST news he didn't see the conflict of interest initially and claims he was not a board member of the Friends Of The Armory group as he joined negotiations on their behalf


The Wahkiakum Ferry is out of service. The ferry provides a quicker route for those who may work at the Wanna Mill and live in Washington. Those people are looking at a long drive to work over the next few days.


The Oregon Court of Appeals has denied a request to put the state's new gillnet fishing rules on hold during a legal challenge.


Wind and high seas can't stop Oregon volunteers. Most of the beach cleanups that were postponed due to severe weather for the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery, have been rescheduled. Over a dozen were held on October 12th and the rest will take place on October 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Columbia Memorial Hospital is investing $1.1 million in upgrading the quality and safety of its Maternity Department. The Maternity Department remodel is part of an organization-wide push to improve the safety and quality of patients' experience. Construction should wrap up by Dec. 31, just in time for the first baby of 2014.


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