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(Recipient Troy Foster, Pamela Keuter WHS Councelor and club president Birch Kelly)

Troy Foster, a Warrenton High School senior, has been selected for the Warrenton Rotary Club’s January Student of the Month award. The program honors accomplished local high school students who clearly make a difference in their school and/or community.

The body of a 23-year-old woman from the Jewell area, Brianna Renee Judge was located Saturday and recovered from the Nehalem River, near Riverbend Road, in rural Clatsop County.  Judge was last seen alive on January 10, 2017 in the Elsie area.

Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. A new study being conducted locally may provide more answers.

An 18-year-old South bend woman was seriously injured Friday night when the pick-up she was riding in left the roadway on highway 101 and crashed into a stump. Troopers on the scene say drugs or alcohol were likely involved.  The woman, identified as Emily Stepp, was lifeflighted to Harborview Medical Center and the police report indicates she was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

A 29-year-old Astoria man died in a single vehicle crash at 43rd and Lief Erickson Dr Sunday. The man is identified as Brandon Allen Getten of Astoria.  Getten was traveling east bound on Lief Erickson Dr. in a 2016 Cadillac CTS, when the vehicle left the north side of the roadway striking trees and going over an embankment.  Getten's Cause of Death was determined to be from blunt force trauma.

A Coast Guard aircrew and local agency partners rescued a stranded hiker from an isolated beach cove at God's Thumb, 5 miles north of Lincoln City, Saturday.

Astoria City Councilors Zetty Nemlowill and Tom Brownson had a thoughtful exchange on short term vacation rentals Wednesday during a morning work session.

The lack of available housing in Clatsop County in every category has been described as a crisis by several officials.  The Astoria council has had several discussions regarding the issue over months. The city community development department is tasked with seeking solutions.

Nemlowill has been consistent in her objection to allowing any form of short term rentals in the city residential neighborhoods.

The City of Astoria has received a grant from the State Historic Preservation Office to assist property owners with historic renovations.

The Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission’s renovation grant program will make these funds available to homeowners desiring to make exterior rehabilitation or renovation improvements. For 2017, projects in the Uniontown neighborhood will take priority.

The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.

The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination.

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, the Vice Ranking Member of the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued a statement after the Senate confirmation vote this morning expressing her deep concerns.

 

Following the sizable demonstrations at PDX, which created significant safety concerns for passengers and employees, Port management is changing its approach to groups of more than 10 people who wish to exercise free speech activities at PDX.  Effective immediately, the Port will not allow roving protests at the airport. The Port cannot allow activity that interferes with airport operations, compromises airport safety and security, or disrupts airport businesses, employees and travelers.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced that Oregon has signed on with 15 other states to an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Washington in their federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration.

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