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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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Oregon Main Street's Annual Conference showcasing best practices for downtown revitalization will take place October 2-4, 2013, in Astoria, Oregon. According to the organization, Astoria exemplifies the conference theme, "Cool Cities: Old Buildings. New Attitudes." In a news release they say " Filled with wonderful historic buildings, excellent shopping and dining opportunities, and a bevy of activities, this community of 10,000 on the Columbia River will be a place of discovery for conference attendees."

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The Astoria Fighting Fishermen lost their non-leaugue game Friday night in a contest against the W.F.West Bearcast out of Chehalis, Washington by a final score of 41 to 15.  The Fishermen return to league play this coming friday on the road against the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers.

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Saturday night Astoria Police responded to reports of tires being slashed. Near the Merrytime Tavern, 995 Marine Drive,  they found 6 vehicles with at least one tire slashed. A third party report indicated that a female pushing a shopping cart was responsible.

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The National Weather Service started warnings early yesterday about two storm systems heading for the coast with the strongest of the two expected to impact local communities by Sunday afternoon.

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