The Governor's Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) is scheduled for Nov. 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Anderson Readiness Center, located at 3225 State Street, Salem, Ore. State, federal, and local leaders will discuss plans for the 1.5 million tons of debris that washed out to sea following the 2011 Japan Tsunami, some of which has already arrived on the Oregon coast.
Today, Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley announced that he is cosponsoring the Keeping the Affordable Care Act Promise Act, a bill that gives consumers the choice to keep their current health plans if they want to continue them. During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, a promise was made to consumers that if they liked their health care plan, they could keep it. Merkley wants to ensure that this promise is kept for Oregonians.
Free workshops are being offered to answer questions and assist with enrollment. Bilingual services are available.
Cover Oregon was supposed to be easier than this. The state health exchanged designed to assist Oregonians with on-line information and easy sign-ups for the health insurance provider of your choice still isn't working. Clatsop County is working to help local residents to figure out their health care coverage options with a seriers of free workshops over the next few days with experts on hand to explain the process and assist with sign-ups:
Warrenton ~ Thursday, November 14th 5:00 - 7:00, Warrenton Head Start, 200 SW 3rd St.
Astoria ~ Friday, November 15th 1:30 - 3:30, Clatsop County Public Administration Building, 800 Exchange St., conf. room 430
Cannon Beach ~ Saturday, November 16th 10:00 - 2:00, Cannon Beach RV Resort, 340 Elk Creek Rd.
Seaside ~ Saturday, November 16th 2:00 - 4:00, Bob Chisholm Center,1225 Avenue A
For questions about the workshops please contact:
Oregon State Police Game Enforcement arrested two Cornelius men Monday morning after the two were observed firing on an elk decoy set up catch poachers in Clatsop County. That was just the beginning for 51-year-old Alex Arias and 19-year-old Dominique Arias.
Farming, food and community resilience are on the agenda at the second annual Grow the Coast conference, taking place onSaturday, November 23 at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard in cooperation with Seaside Fire rescued an injured surfer near Tillamook Head in Seaside Saturday.
In 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent in Europe. The armistice was signed signaling the end of "the war to end all wars." One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that day as Armistice Day. The tradition of observing theday on November 11 continued, and since 1954, that date has been set aside as Veterans Day. Today, veterans and organizations statewide celebrate this holiday with various events.
Clatsop Community College presents an exhibit of photography and graphics that examines the influence of environment on perception and creation of work. "Connection to Place" opens at the CCC Art Center Gallery
The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated an injured Navy sailor approximately 75 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore., Tuesday.
The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is looking for interested individuals to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors manages, sets the policy for and oversees the operation of the ADHDA. The Board is responsible for Association finances, policy, and general direction of affairs.
On November 6, 2013 at 1259 Astoria 911 received multiple 911 calls about a disturbance involving a firearm that occurred near Safeway. Because there were several callers, including the two participants of the incident it was difficult for dispatchers to determine what had happened and where the parties were.
Today, U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Mike Quigley (IL-05) sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to prioritize funding for federal defender services in current budget negotiations.
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