Sunday, November 3rd marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and serves as a good reminder for Oregonians to test their smoke alarms. The Office of State Fire Marshal is urging residents to test their smoke alarms before automatically changing the batteries.
On the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley and a bipartisan coalition of Senators introduced the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act which will protect thousands of Oregon homeowners from facing huge flood insurance premium rate hikes
Clatsop County is seeking applications for two open seats on the Southwest Coastal Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee evaluates all construction design review applications for the Arch Cape community
A two year search may be over for a new location for the South County Community Foodbank. The foodbank has been residing in a building at 880 Avenue A in Seaside for many years through the generousity of the Moose Lodge that owns the structure but it's small and in less than perfect condition. The Moose would like to sell the property so, according to Seaside Public Works Director Neal Wallace the search for a new location has ramped up over the last few months
Authorities sent out a weather advisory today saying "FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. THE COAST WILL SEE AREAS FALL CLOSE TO THE FREEZING MARK." KAST Meteorologist Rick Van Cise agrees
Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) issued the following statement after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a rule governing crowdfunding activities
Astoria crews will be ditching in the Olney, and Youngs River areas.
Svensen crews will be applying herbicide in the Knappa/Svensen areas, also working on drainages on Burnside Loop, and ditching on Rudat Road.
Jewell crews will be brush chopping in the Elsie area, and replacing a culvert on Mullenbach Road.
The board heard a presentation from Steven Blakesley, Health Promotion Specialist, on the Public Health Department's Community Health Improvement Plan.
Astoria City Councilor Drew Herzig was sitting on both sides of the table in discussions over the City's Armory deal. Nobody knew about his dual role at the time the city council was holding it's most sensitive talks about the potential transaction. Herzig tells KAST news he didn't see the conflict of interest initially and claims he was not a board member of the Friends Of The Armory group as he joined negotiations on their behalf
The Oregon Court of Appeals has denied a request to put the state's new gillnet fishing rules on hold during a legal challenge.
The Wahkiakum Ferry is out of service. The ferry provides a quicker route for those who may work at the Wanna Mill and live in Washington. Those people are looking at a long drive to work over the next few days.
Wind and high seas can't stop Oregon volunteers. Most of the beach cleanups that were postponed due to severe weather for the SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery, have been rescheduled. Over a dozen were held on October 12th and the rest will take place on October 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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