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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) has introduced bipartisan legislation to help prepare coastal communities for tsunami. Several other Congressional members have sponsored the bill with Bonamici, including Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Don Young (R-AK), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA). This legislation will strengthen tsunami detection and warning systems, improve response and resiliency, and better protect communities vulnerable to tsunami. The legislation would complement local and state efforts to prepare for tsunami.

Clatsop County is looking for someone handy who has their own RV and likes to greet the public.  The Cullaby Lake Caretaker position is coming open in May this year.

An Astoria police officer suffered minor injuries arresting one man while store employees gave chase and caught the other man attempting to escape Englund Marine Supply after attempting to defraud the business Sunday.

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan commercial fishing crew rescued five people from the water after the fishing vessel Star King, a 55-foot stern trawler homeported in Astoria, capsized and sank near the entrance to the Columbia River early Saturday morning.

Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation’s biggest ever fundraising campaign has raised $3 million to support the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Center.

“Campaigns like this strengthen communities by bringing focus and unity to a shared vision. We are building a stronger hospital system that will serve patients for the next century,” said Columbia Memorial Hospital President and CEO Erik Thorsen.

The campaign was launched in May 2015 with an announcement of a collaboration by Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) and the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to build a new comprehensive cancer treatment center and specialty clinic in Astoria.

The Coast Guard hoisted an injured crewmember off a motor vessel 15 miles west of the entrance to the Columbia River, Friday morning.

As double trailer dump trucks move load after load building that new Warrenton Walmart site next door, the people at the new Astoria Ford dealership are just getting settled into their new, considerably expanded location on Ensign Lane. The project was years in the making.

The Clatsop County Sherriff's Office, in conjunction with the Astoria, Warrenton, Gearhart, Seaside, and Cannon Beach Police are asking for assistance with a string of thefts from vehicles in recent weeks. Since Christmas Eve, over 30 cases of Unauthorized Entry to Motor Vehicles occurred in the Knappa/Svensen areas, through rural Warrenton. The cities of Astoria, Warrenton, and Seaside have also been hit with several thefts from vehicles. In all but a few isolated cases, the vehicles were left unlocked, and in darkened driveways.

The Coast Guard is teaming with Oregon and Washington state authorities to monitor the commercial crab fishing fleet across the Oregon and Washington coasts to ensure safety and enforce the laws and regulations associated with the opening of the Dungeness crab season.

Astoria Police Chief Johnston has announced the promotion of Officer Andrew Randall to Sergeant.  The promotion will be effective on December 31, 2016.  Sergeant Randall will receive an oath of office and be issued his badge at the January 3, 2017 meeting of the Astoria City Council.

The Astoria City Council held a reception for members of the various boards and commissions that serve the city as a way to thank those citizens for their service Monday night.  Mayor LaMear pointed out just how important that work is to keep the city running smoothly.  The reception was followed by the regular council meeting which should have been the last one for the year and the last meeting for retiring councilor Russ Warr who has represented Ward 4 for the last 12 years.

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