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Two Clatsop County-area residents were arrested Tuesday night during an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Central Point following the discovery of handgun and heroin inside their vehicle.

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The Astoria City Council recognized the 90th birthday of former Mayor Edith Henningsgaard, swore in two new officers for the police department, saw two other officers recieve recognition for excellence in performing their duty, and saw updated plans for the Astoria Senior Center rennovation project Monday night. Those were just a few items the council delt with.   It was a busy meeting and a full house at city hall.

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A little known piece of Astoria's history was recognized Saturday with the dedication of a monument at the Maritime Memorial Park.  The metal sign unveiled by Mayor Willis Van Dusen marks an event in American history that helped shape the struggle for freedom in India from British colonial rule.

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The Oregon Department of Forestry is allowing access to the Astoria Basin through the Williamsport Forest Road gate beginning October 4, 2013.  This access point has been closed to the public since the spring of 2013 due to the high instances of illegal garbage dumping in this basin.

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Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is hosting a temporary exhibit of monotypes by local printmaker Gin Laughery.

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Portland, Oregon (October 3rd 2013) - "Historic September rains have come to an end. Here are the preliminary month end precipitation totals from across Oregon and SW Washington. The following stations (below) all reported new all-time records for the month. The period of record for some of these stations date back to the 1870's (140+ years). What will the remainder of fall and winter hold in store for the region? Come find out on Saturday, October 26th at 10am

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The lights all went out along the Southwest Washington Coast this morning with the first reports reaching Pacific County PUD shortly before 6:30pm.  Acording to Bonneville Power Administration spokesman Doug Johnson BPA crews found a major electrical feeder line had separated and began work to repair that line.  The problem in the remote location was fixed by the BPA at 12:40pm.  However, the power was not restored by the PUD until later around 1:00pm as they gradually brought different areas back online.

The "Building Blocks for a Successful Downtown" project received an Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Award for "Special Project" from Oregon Main Street on October 2, 2013 during the  Oregon Main Annual Conference in Astoria.

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