Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today unveiled the Opportunities for Success Act (H.R. 2659), legislation she introduced to help make unpaid internships more accessible to low-income students. The legislation is part of Bonamici's new College to Jobs Agenda, which aims to reduce unemployment and underemployment among recent college graduates.

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With rejuvenation and continuity the goal, Astoria Regatta Association President Peter Roscoe told KAST News in a live interview this morning that there will be some changes to the organization following the festival this year.

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Portland police have arrested a 38-year-old registered nurse accused of sexually assaulting at least three women who sought treatment at the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center emergency room when the man worked there.  Police said Jeffrey McAllister, who at one time served as a Seaside police officer was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of first-degree rape and multiple counts of sex abuse.

 

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The Clatsop County District Attorney, Josh Marquis, says that following a two month investigation he has determined that the May 7th shooting of Bruce Ross Rodgers at a Warrenton apartment was done in self defense.

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Wednesday the Clatsop County Commission opened a public hearing on an ordinance establishing a civil citation process for code enforcement and nuisance abatement and replacing the existing enforcement process

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Federal agencies and their partners outlined today five years of accomplishments in improvements to hydrosystem operations and facilities, habitat rehabilitation and hatchery reforms to protect and benefit Columbia and Snake river fish.

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The Clatsop County Firefighters Association along with the Oregon Army National Guard  and Camp Rilea will be conducting a prescribed fire training exercise.  The annual training event called "Wildfire 2013" is scheduled for Saturday July 13 – Sunday July 14, 2013 at Camp Rilea in Warrenton.

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A fair question might be 'Did they take on too much too soon?"  When Past Astoria Regatta Association President Eric Paulson decided serving in that position for two years was quite enough and no one else stepped up initally it was announced there would be no Regatta Festival in 2013 with a possible rebirth in 2014.  At that point the association was in search of new leadership which finally came with local chef Peter Roscoe volunteering to take on the top spot and the difficult task of rebuilding the organization.  Citizens breathed a sigh of relief and went about their business with a few offering almost immediately to serve on various committees.

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