Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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It's better than nothing and nothing is exactly what the State of Washington has spent on tourism over the last two years as budget cutting led to the closure of the state tourism office and the loss of funding for tourism industry support.

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The Clatsop County Historical Society is excited to announce free admission to the Uppertown Firefighters Museum during Saturday afternoons in July, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

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A retired Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon jet made its final landing at Sector Columbia River's Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Ore., Friday. The retired Falcon will remain at Sector Columbia River and soon go on permanent display. Falcon Jets were stationed in Astoria for 12 years beginning in 1983 and left in 1995 when they were replaced by the new HH60J helicopters.

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It may be cloudy and cool here this morning but the weather situation throughout the rest of the Northwest is very different.  The National Weather Service in Portland says hot weather will continue in Oregon through Wednesday.

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The  City budget comes first tonight with a meeting of the budget committee at 7pm with the City Council Meeting to follow.  The Budget Committee will consider a new tourism promotion program that will make up to $30.000.00 in funding available to non-profit groups that put on events and festivals that attract tourism to Astoria.

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Crews will be doing some additional work in the area of Ensign Lane over the next two days and work continues on the big sewer project in Astoria.

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Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich relieved Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor as commander of the 13th Coast Guard District during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle Friday. Taylor retired from the Coast Guard after dedicating 34 years to service and country.

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A Port Angeles port commissioner says the unusual resignation and rehiring of the executive director was a move to avoid a lawsuit.

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