Eligible Pacific Power customers in Oregon will see an overall average decrease of 3.1 percent due to adjustments to the Residential Exchange Program.

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The city of Astoria is taking a comprehensive approach to housing issues beginning with a special meeting Monday night. The city council this year established a goal to promote housing that Astorians can afford. The first step in the process comes in the form  of a report compiled through the Community Development Department and issued this week.

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On September 12, 2015, The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and the Oregon State Police requested the public's assistance in locating a subject who escaped the Tillamook Youth Correction Facility.

On September 16, 2015, Joshua GARVIN was located and arrested in Provo, Utah. According to Provo Utah Police, they received a tip that GARVIN was at a shelter in their city. When officers arrived at the shelter, GARVIN fled on foot, and after a brief chase was arrested without incident. GARVIN will be held in Utah pending extradition back to Oregon.

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State shellfish managers are seeking public input on management options for the 2015-16 razor clam season, although the season is on hold until marine toxins drop to safe levels.

Levels of domoic acid in razor clams have declined over the summer but remain high enough that the clams are unsafe to eat, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

“Obviously we can’t open beaches to digging until toxin levels drop, but we want to be ready to go when they do,” Ayres said. “That preparation includes hearing from the public suggestions about the upcoming season.”

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On September 11, 2015 at 8:39am the Warrenton Police Department was dispatched to SW 9th Street and S Main Ave. regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. Officer Robert Wirt arrived on scene a couple of minutes later to find witnesses assisting a 22-month old male child who was under a vehicle.

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Columbia Memorial Hospital CEO Erik Thorsen announced that Janet Niemi, executive director of the CMH Foundation, would retire at the end of 2015.

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The 2nd annual Race the Wave run, walk or roll is returning to Cannon Beach, Sept. 13. Th e event provides an energetic, easy way to prepare for a large tsunami that will be caused by a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. Race the Wave begins along the beach before following a scenic evacuation route through the city, and ending out of the tsunami inundation zone at the supply cache containers.

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On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Clatsop County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old Molalla man for crimes involving online sexual corruption and physical abuse of a 13-year-old Clatsop County female.  Following a two-week investigation, COLBY ALEN GREER, DOB 02-14-93, 15687 S. Macksburg Rd., Molalla, was taken into custody without incident. Greer’s arrest took place in the parking lot of a shopping center located in Happy Valley, Oregon.

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The Coast Guard is searching for two confirmed people in the area north and south of the North Jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington, Friday after a 20-foot Boston Whaler was found capsized 30 yards offshore and in the surf zone Thursday evening.

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The board approved a franchise agreement with Charter Communications covering the company’s delivery of cable television service to customers in the unincorporated county. Under the agreement Charter, in payment for the use of county rights-of-way for its infrastructure, will pay the county a franchise fee equal to 5 percent of its gross revenues in Clatsop County. The company will also provide a Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) Access channel for the broadcasting of non-commercial video programming, as well as $39,000 to the county to cover the cost of PEG equipment.

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By all accounts the idea worked.

The city of Astoria helped fund and assisted with finding a temporary place for homeless people to get out of the cold last winter. The most immediate effect was to take some pressure off the hospital emergency room which had been a place of last resort on a cold night.  The warming center came about last year after a citizen approached the city council on more than one occassion to first suggest and then demand that the city step up and provide help.  Arrangements were made to utilize the empty Astoria Senior Center as it's major remodeling job was delayed and the organization had already moved operations temporarily into the Astoria Yacht Club building on Youngs Bay.

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