The State Employment Division resports in Clatsop County seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment fell by 350 in July to 17,780 jobs. Seasonally adjusted figures compare expected changes with actual changes. A gain of 280 jobs was expected for the month, but the county shed 70 jobs.

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Today crews will work to establish containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. They will focus on mop up efforts for areas of the fireline that have been constructed either by hand or dozer. Crews continue to patrol for spot fires throughout the fire area.

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The Warrenton Commission is taking action to loosen rules on project developers so that more multi-family housing can be built in the city. Tuesday the commissioners approved new direction to the city Planning Commission encouraging conditional permitting of such developments within commercial zones. It falls to community development to make recommendations on appropriate development rules. The next steps include defining where mixed uses would be appropriate.

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A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two men after their 14-foot boat ran aground and began taking on water near Desdemona Sands at the mouth of the Columbia River Tuesday.

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Clatsop County kids will be heading back to school soon and, with that in mind, here's a round up of information you'll need to get the new year off on the right foot.

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The Oregon State Transportation Commission has agreed to grant funds to local projects through the Connect Oregon VI program that will help the Port of Astoria toward significant improvements to the waterfront, help Life Flight build a new hanger at the Astoria/Warrenton Regional Airport, and build new mooring facilities for Teevin Brothers in the Rainier area.

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A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted a mariner from a vessel that grounded at the mouth of the Columbia River near Clatsop Spit, Saturday.

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Several health insurance companies have agreed to continue to offer statewide individual coverage -- and in one case, expand coverage -- in 2017, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today.

All counties in Oregon will have at least two carriers participating both on and off Oregon's Health Insurance Marketplace and at least two carriers participating exclusively off the marketplace. Many of these counties were facing significant decreases in the number of health insurance companies available in the individual market in 2017.

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Deputy Sheriff Elijah St. Helen has just graduated basic training in Salem and will join in the work at the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

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The Astoria-Megler Bridge turns 50 years old this year and everyone is invited to attend the rededication ceremony of this northwest icon. The event takes place at 9:00 am, August 13th, under the bridge at the Astoria Maritime Memorial Park, located at the foot of Bay Street, along the River Walk.

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The Astoria Police Department is issuing a reminder that the Astoria Regatta Association Grand Land Parade begins at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday August 13th 2016. Traffic will be disrupted through the downtown core beginning at about 8:00 A.M.

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