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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, arrested a 41-year old Astoria woman Wednesday related to a February 2014 serious injury hit-and-run traffic crash investigation.

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Businesses reported that almost half (48%) of Oregon's job vacancies in 2013 were "difficult to fill," according to a new report from the Oregon Employment Department.

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The final decision is up to the court but it seems likely the next Clatsop County election date of September 16th will be used to fix a problem with the May 20th Primary.

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This is the fifth year that Oregon has set aside grant funds for non-highway related transportation projects called "Connect Oregon V".   The competition for a chunk of  just a little over $42,000,000.00 for various projects around the state is down to the top 37 proposals.  A Port of Astoria runway rehab is ranked # 8 and a project proposed by the Columbia River Pilots comes in at  #12.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement to reduce predation on juvenile salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act by a large population of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River estuary.

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The Clatsop County Commissioners have approved the last item necessary for the county to take over a DEQ program deemed critical for local homeowners, real estate agencts, and contractors, the transient room tax will go up January 1, 2015 to 9.5% and commissioners approved support for an industrial designation for the North Coast Business Park in Warrenton.

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Between May 19 and June 1 extra law enforcement patrolled Pacific County roads looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers, and cell phone using texters and talkers.

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The Astoria High Athletic Department has recently hired AHS alum, Kevin Goin, to serve as Head Boys Basketball Coach. Mr. Goin is a 1992 graduate of Astoria High School and a 1997 graduate of Eastern Oregon University where he earned his degree in Liberal Studies - General Science. His education also includes a Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction, which was earned in 2004 from Portland State University.

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