The eight dragon columns, commissioned from Shaanxi Yuan Kun Sculptural Arts Company in Xian, China will be put into place in the Garden of Surging Waves on Tuesday, June 18th. The columns will be moved to the site in the morning and the first
one is expected to be put into place about noon.

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Warrenton City Commissioner Henry Balensifer was transported by ambulance to Astoria's Columbia Memorial Hospital emergency room Friday night.  Balensifer collapsed, experiencing chest pains and having a seizure.  He was stabilized en-route to the hospital but experienced more seizures when arriving at the emergency room.  He experienced a total of 3 seizures in 5 hours.

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Monday morning Astoria Police and Fire responded to the area of 422 Gateway,the Port of Astoria Office Building, for a one vehicle rollover crash. When police arrived they found a single vehicle on its side through the fence that separates the parking area for the Port building from the ODOT parking area. Several onlookers had assisted the driver with getting out of the vehicle. She was appearently not injured in the crash.

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The contractor, Tapani, will continue working on 8th St between Duane and Franklin. The first lift of pavement was installed on 8th St from Commercial to the south side of Duane.

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As part of the changes in structure in  county government, Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers announces the appointment of Mike Grant as Director of Assessment and Taxation.

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Partners for the PAC will hold a public meeting Wed. June 26, at 6:30 pm (with refreshments at 6:00) at Columbia Memorial Hospital Community Center in the Coho Room on the second floor of the Duncan Law Building at 2021 Marine Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to hear feedback from Kathi Jaworski who facilitated a public meeting in March to plan for the future of  the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center

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The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that paramedics and emergency medical technicians employed by Medix Ambulance in Oregon and Washington have voted to join the union and its Health Care Workers Council.

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An investigation by the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Team (CCINT) has led to the arrest of 26-year-old Seaside resident Saul Bentize Sanchez and 22-year-old Warrenton resident Kallie Ann Shaw.
The investigation began when detectives learned Sanchez was alledgedly a large heroin dealer that supplied the Seaside area.

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Monday evening June 17th Astoria celebrates the completion of the "Paulson Pavillion" portion of the Liberty Theater building.  The city council meeting will be held in the theater's MacTavish room and after a short agenda a dedication for the new addition will be held.

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The board of directors of Clatsop Community Bank voted to promote Joe Schulte to the position of president and CEO of the organization, subject to regulatory approval. Schulte served as interim CEO since Steve Ferber resigned from the position in late May. Previously, Schulte served as executive vice-president, a position he held since the bank's founding.

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Oregon's labor force participation rate, the share of the population 16 years old and over that is employed or unemployed, was 63.4 percent in 2012. Oregon's participation rate has fallen from its peak in the late 1990s to its lowest level since the late 1970s, mirroring the national trend in participation.

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