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Energy company Oregon LNG has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before a judge could officially dismiss it.

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing on the West Coast is one of the highest risk occupations in the United States, based on fatality rates. But non-fatal injuries in the fishery appear to go largely unreported, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

After much discussion, the board of directors of the Seaside Museum and Historical Society (SMHS) has reached the difficult decision to suspend one of its signature events, Saltmakers Return, during 2016.

Recreational crabbing has been good on the Oregon coast lately, with crabbers from Newport to Brookings bring in some big catches.Commercial crabbing is delayed until January 4th.  Clamming is now open on Oregon's most productive beach.

Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose by 180 in November to 17,740. Seasonally adjusted figures compare expected changes with actual changes. A loss of 550 jobs is normal for the month, but the county shed only 370 jobs.

Senator Ron Wyden will hold town halls next week in Lane, Lincoln, Tillamook and Clatsop counties.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. The public can comment through March 27, 2016, on the listing recommendations and recently updated status reports for killer whales and streaked horned larks.

WDFW staff members are tentatively scheduled to discuss the reviews and recommendations with the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at its April 2016 meeting.

A teen is recovering from his injuries after he got stuck on a rock ledge in the ocean near Tillamook and was rescued by the Coast Guard. He says he owes his life to the Coast guard.

On December 23, 2015 just before 8AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a semi-truck versus a passenger car on Highway 30 just west of Clatskanie.

On Saturday ( December 19, 2015), Clatsop County Sheriff's Office arrested a 34-year-old Warrenton man for crimes involving the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old male. With assistance from Warrenton Police Department, Sidney Sean Mecham was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 100 block of NW First Street. Mecham was lodged in the Clatsop County Jail on one count each of Sexual Abuse III, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Failure to Report as a Sex Offender and Probation Violation.

In response to requests to extend the public comment period on rulemaking regarding state-owned historically filled lands, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) will be accepting comments until Jan. 31, 2016. The previous deadline was Dec. 31, 2015.

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