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On September 16, 2015 at 2:20pm a Hammond resident called the Dispatch Center and advised he was chased by a bull elk. The call was referred to Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division. The WPD later received a call from Sgt. Joe Warwick from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division reported that an aggressive bull elk attacked an adult male and a teenage female in Hammond.

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The city of Astoria is taking a comprehensive approach to housing issues affecting both low income and market rate rentals and home sales. 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. In a special meeting Monday Mayor Arline LaMear said that this effort is not related to a separate effort to address Astoria's homeless issues.

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There will be six more cruise ships making a stop at the Port of Astoria before the transitional season ends in October this year.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed killing double-crested cormorants so the birds eat fewer juvenile salmon migrating down the Columbia River despite an ongoing legal battle with conservation groups.

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The Astoria Landfill Redevelopment Project was honored at an awards ceremony during Brownfields 2015 Conference in Chicago. Former Mayor Willis L. Van Dusen, on behalf of Mayor Arline LaMear, representatives from the four partner organizations, Erik Thorsen, CEO Columbia Memorial Hospital; Craig Hoppes, Superintendent Astoria School District; Fred Stemmler, Recology Western Oregon Waste, and Brett Estes, Manager City of Astoria attended the ceremony to receive the award.

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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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