In a letter to Legislators Thursday, Secretary of State Jeanne  Atkins shared the findings and recommendations from an independent investigation of the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) program, which was sunset by the Legislature in 2014 following concerns about huge cost overruns and possible criminal activity.

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County Manager Cameron Moore has announced that Michael McNickle has been hired as the director of the county’s Public Health Department.  McNickle, who currently serves as Environmental Health Supervisor, replaces Brian Mahoney, who retired last month. He will officially assume the job Sept. 12.

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The Coast Guard and responders from Pacific County are searching for a women who was swept into the ocean off Long Beach at 10:15 p.m., Wednesday.

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Astoria is getting ready to pour some big bucks into making the city's west end more attractive. Using funds from the Astor West Urban Renewal District the city would make grants and/or loans available to the owners of commercial, industrial and, multi-family dwellings with more than three living units. The goal is to provide incentives to property owners to make the exterior of their buildings more attractive in the area that stretches through Uniontown heading toward the western entrance of town.

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On Monday at about 9PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 19 (23 miles east of Seaside).  While emergency personnel were responding, the driver left the scene by private vehicle. That vehicle was later located by Cannon Beach Police where the driver (now a passenger) of the original crash was found to be in critical condition. That driver, Charles M KAKUSKA, age 22, of Cannon Beach, was taken by ambulance to Providence Seaside Hospital where he later died of his injuries.

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Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology personnel are responding to the sunken 77-foot fishing vessel Lady Lillian and resulting sheen at the Westport Marina, Monday.

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On September 1, 2016 at about 8:15AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 94 (just east of Astoria). A mother and her daughter lost thier lives in that crash.

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Recreational anglers will get an additional nine days to harvest Chinook salmon at the mouth of the Columbia River under a season extension approved today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington.

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It’s back to school time! And with the start of the new school year, it’s also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year. Here's how.

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Clatsop County is providing citizens an easier way to gain an understanding of the county’s financial position and budget with a simplified guide on line.

County Manager Cameron Moore writes that the full budget document (which is also available on line) runs 550 pages and it’s hoped that citizens will find the budget in brief document to be useful as it is focused on the essential elements of the much larger document.

The county budget is focused on the county goals and the desire to deliver important services to residents. The 2016-17 budgets appropriate $64.6 million, which includes $1.7 million in capital construction. One of those capital projects is the construction of a hazardous waste depot, among other things.

The abbreviated document includes valuable information about employment numbers, home sales, average household income, and economic trends.

The document can be accessed via THIS LINK

Clatsop County Distrct Attorney Josh Marquis has agreed that six high school football players from Philomath will have their cases heard in Benton County even though the six are facing harrassment and/or assault charges for actions they alledgedly took at a Camp Rilea Football Camp in July.  The charges involve aggressive and physically invasive hazing of underclassmen at the camp.

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