Thursday, November 27, 2014

                                

 

The first county-wide test of the ClatsopAlerts! emergency notification system last week successfully called more than 16,000 citizens.

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The Astoria City Council delays a process to sell properties deemed excess by staff .  Last month the council agreed to appoint a local real estate company, Area Properties, to handle the sales details on city-owned land and further agreed to hold public hearings on a parcel-by-parcel basis.

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A  Washington state work group will release recommendations for how to regulate Washington's medical marijuana industry. Some Oregon county officials are moving to ban the dispensaries entirely based on federal laws.

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The city of Astoria is starting something new after questions arose about the funding used recently to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the India Ghadar party in Astoria.

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The tall ship Lady Washington ran aground Thursday night at the entrance to the Westport Marina.  It was refloated and is sailing to Port Angeles Friday for a hull inspection.

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The Astoria School Foundation is meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Gray School (3rd Floor).  The Astoria School Foundation's primary purpose is to enhance the educational experience of students in the Astoria School District

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) today released the following statement on the deal to end the government shutdown and remove the threat of a federal default.

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Canada says the U.S. should provide greater compensation for the benefits it gets under a treaty governing operations of the Columbia River. That's the opposite of what the U.S has recommended if the treaty is renegotiated

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For federal employees returning to work after a 16-day government shutdown, relief is being tempered by worry that it might happen all over again after the holidays. Congress has approved funding only through Jan. 15, and gives the government the authority to borrow what it needs only through Feb. 7. In the meantime, lawmakers will try to agree on how to replace this year's across-the-board spending cuts with more orderly deficit reduction.  Lewis and Clark National Historical Park re-opens to visitors today.  Visitors can access all public areas and trails immediately. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

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Northwest lawmakers are urging federal officials to quickly allow Bering Sea fishermen to start fishing for Alaskan king crab. The crab season was scheduled to start on October 15th, but due to the government shutdown, the federal employees at the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) have been unable to issue permits for the fleet, thereby delaying the start of the season.

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The Clatsop County Historical Society, with sponsorship from Astoria Granite Works, is excited to once again present "Talking Tombstones". This year's sequel, "Talking Tombstones X, Don't Take Them for Granite" will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 1:00 pm until dusk at the Ocean View Cemetery.

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