Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Thursday, June 18 in Astoria. The meeting will take place at the Comfort Suites Columbia River at 3420 Leif Erickson Dr., Astoria, OR 97103.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to attend the 117th anniversary celebration and reopening of North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco.
Expect construction work in several locations at the same time as the city launches the next phase of a massive, multi-year project to control sewers overflowing into the Columbia and Youngs Bay this coming Monday June 1. The 16th street project will involve construction teams from Emery & Sons working in the following areas of town:
Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Time Warner Cable had chosen the Comcast deal and rejected a $38 billion hostile offer from Charter in early 2014.
Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill including $50 million for small, remote ports and $135 million for deep draft ports. Senator Merkley says he fought to include the critical funding in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill after it was slashed from the President's budget.
Clatsop Community College has joined an innovative initiative to strengthen nursing education throughout Oregon. The Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) is a partnership of community colleges and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing. Key goals of OCNE include increasing access to baccalaureate education in nursing and promoting broad faculty collaboration to enhance training.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Clatsop County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a 26-year-old Warrenton man for crimes involving the exploitation of a 16-year-old female. Following a 6-week investigation, KYLE MEYER BLOOM was taken into custody without incident.
Oregon's unemployment rate declined to 5.2 percent in April from 5.4 percent in March, reaching Oregon's lowest rate since July 2007 when the rate was also 5.2 percent. The rate is now back to where it was during 2006 through early 2008 when Oregon's rate held steady between 5.0 and 5.5 percent.