Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Bubba the bus may be headed for the barn permanently.  "We've evolved over time, and are not the same organization we were just a few years ago," says Sunset Empire Transit District Executive Director Jay Flint. "And in promoting our agency to the public, we realized that our current identity no longer reflects all of the services we provide."

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Over the past century the Oregon coast has undergone several periods of major coastal erosion in which the mean shoreline position moved landward, encroaching on homes built atop dunes and coastal bluffs and sometimes even destroying homes.

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Confidence is increasing this morning for a potentially significant rainfall event this weekend across NW Oregon and SW Washington. A strong September jet stream will consolidate across the Pacific Ocean and aim its energy at the Pacific Northwest beginning Friday night and lasting through the weekend.

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The tax bill that you will be receiving will show market values in some, but not all areas have decreased, but this may not translate into lower taxes. The primary reason can be found in the provisions of Ballot Measure 50, the constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1997.  Property tax bills for the 2013-14 fiscal year will arrive in mailboxes beginning the third week of October.

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Clatsop County's only emergency homeless shelter will close in the next 30 days unless there is some help from the community.  Helping Hands CEO Alan Evans appeared as a guest on Tom Freel's morning show on KAST 1370 Wednesday morning to urge the public to attend a meeting set for October 10 at the Bob Chisholm Community Center at 6pm.

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Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley told KAST News this morning that there are several major problems with the federal flood insurance program and it's his feeling that the legislation passed last year should be set aside until a complete investigation can be made and better law brought forward.

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There was a lot to say about the U.S. Coast Guard at Tuesday's Astoria City Council meeting.  Mayor Willis Van Dusen talked about how much pride the city takes in being designated an official Coast Guard City this year and said it's not just about the men and women who serve here saving lives, it's about the families they bring with them.

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Clatsop County, in partnership with the Columbia Pacific Coordinate Care Organization (CCO), is seeking the public's input on the state of health care in our community, and the areas in greatest need of improvement, through the 2013 Community Health Assessment

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