Friday, April 25, 2014

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DMV offices in Astoria and Woodburn will stop accepting appointments for motorcycle skills tests by the end of May. Motorcycle skills test appointments are still available at several other DMV offices through this year, and skills testing is also available from TEAM Oregon (www.team-oregon.org).

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Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in April, essentially the same as the previous month
(7.2%), but lower than the year before (7.9%).

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Michael P. Adler, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined the staff

of Providence Medical Group-Seaside and is accepting new patients.

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In the Tuesday evening election results for the Clatsop County special election with 100% of precincts reporting there were a total of 6,890 votes cast, out of 21,150 eligible registered voters.  A 32.58% return of votes.

Contested race results in the third and final release of the election results:

 

 

Port of Astoria Commission:

Position 1

  • James T Campbell      58.86%
  • Lawrence A Pfund    40.40%

Position 2

  • Stephen C Fulton       45.56%
  • Gilbert Gramson        31.89%
  • David Maki                 21.93%

Position 3

  • Ric Gerttula               46.45%
  • Mark M Mead             39.72%
  • Brad Smithart            12.96%

 More results on the full article

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On May 21 at 2:50 PM Astoria Police were contacted by Helene Jacobsen. She called Astoria PD after learning that she had been reported missing when she returned home to Buckeye Arizona.

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Monday evening the Astoria Council:

Approved a 5.42% increase in curbside garbage pick-up for customers of Recology/Western Oregon Waste. A company spokesman said the company income projections missed the mark when a drop in construction debris disposal dropped further than expected leaving the company with a $73,000 shortfall.

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Jurors in Astoria, Ore., have convicted a Washington state man of attempted aggravated murder and related counts in a February 2012 encounter with police at a local motel.

Jurors on Monday convicted Yevgeniy Savinskiy of Washougal on two counts of attempted aggravated murder and two counts of first-degree attempted assault as well as felony attempt to elude and five counts of reckless endangerment.

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Crewmembers aboard the fishing vessel Arctic Storm successfully put out the fire using the Halon chemical firefighting system aboard the ship.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria and two 47-foot motor lifeboat crews from Station Grays Harbor monitored as good Samaritan vessels evacuated 78 of the 120 personnel aboard the fishing vessel. 42 crewmembers will remain aboard Arctic Storm to man the vessel. The 78 evacuated crewmembers were moved to commercial fishing vessels Northern Voyager, Golden Alaska, Sea Dawn and Excellence. Evacuated crewmembers are scheduled to be transported to Westport, Wash.

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