Friday, April 18, 2014

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Hands-free technologies might make it easier for drivers to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. This is the most comprehensive study of its kind to look at the mental distraction of drivers.

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The company planning to build a liquefied natural gas terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River has filed for a federal permit. A process the company CEO claims can't be stopped by Clatsop County

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With the Oregon Legislature and Governor still negotiating over a budget, the union representing the largest share of Oregon state workers has declared an impasse in negotiations for a two-year contract.

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As the State of Oregon transitions to the Early Learning Council with a focus on kindergarten readiness and educational success, school districts also face new core standards to meet education outcomes.

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Clatsop County's Healthy Kids program, with the Lower Columbia Youth Soccer Association, is hosting the Healthy Kids Soccer Jamboree with Community Health and Resource Fair on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warrenton Soccer Complex.

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Between May 20 and June 2 extra law enforcement patrolled Pacific County roads looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers, and motorists using their cell phones or other electronic devices.

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved the upcoming coastal fall salmon seasons, including several fisheries for wild coho, at its meeting in Tigard. For several years now, returns of Oregon coastal wild coho salmon have been strong enough to support limited harvest of wild coho.  Under the regulations adopted by the commission, anglers will again be able to harvest wild coho from the Nehalem, Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz, Yaquina, Alsea, Siuslaw, Umpqua, Coos and Coquille rivers and Tenmile lakes.

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The contractor, Tapani, will continue working on 8th St between Commercial and Franklin. The first lift of paving on 8th St is scheduled for Tuesday and will include the area from Commercial to the south side of Duane. Concrete sidewalks and intersection corners will continue to be installed along 8th St between Duane and Exchange. Sewer and storm pipe will be installed between Exchange and Franklin.

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