Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in three counties around a collapsed Interstate 5 bridge.

Inslee said in his proclamation Friday that the bridge collapse has caused extensive disruption, impacting the citizens and economy in Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties

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The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.97 going into the Memorial Day weekend. Washington averages $4.

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The Washington Transportation Department says an average of 71,000 vehicles a day used the stretch of Interstate 5 through Mount Vernon that is now blocked by the collapse of the Skagit River bridge.

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An investigation by the Oregon State Police  Fish & Wildlife Division at the Newport Area Command office is leading to multiple charges for several individuals including a Tidewater-area man previously charged with the unlawful sale of commercial/sport caught Dungeness crab to a local cafe.

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Almost three decades ago Astoria played host to a movie crew producing what would become a worldwide cult favorite.  Goonies Day is coming.

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Callers this morning on KAST's live local talk show "Coastwatch Call-in" told host Tom Freel that the Port of Astoria has to get focused on the nuts and bolts of the operation and make financial statements including profit and loss statements readily available to the public and spend less time attacking each other.

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Here's a quick rundown on the Wednesday Clatsop County Commission meeting:

The board adopted an ordinance amending county land-use rules to allow emergency storage shelters on forest-zoned lands. The amendment accommodates a project of the City of Cannon Beach

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Wednesday at 10:58 AM Astoria Police responded to the area of Marine Drive and 32rd. The initial report was a pedestrian versus vehicle crash. Astoria Police arrived and found that the crash involved a pedestrian who was confined to a motorized wheel chair and a 2008 Scion xB. The Scion xB was operated by Debra Wolf, Age 57, Astoria. The wheelchair bound pedestrian was identified as Roberta Morgan, age 58, of Astoria.

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They overcame obstacles and made tough choices, helped citizens in need, and inspired others to do well.  The Clatsop County Commission on Children and Families honored young citizens Tuesday, May 21 at the 26th Annual Youth Recognition Awards banquet at the Holiday Inn Express in Astoria.

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DMV offices in Astoria and Woodburn will stop accepting appointments for motorcycle skills tests by the end of May. Motorcycle skills test appointments are still available at several other DMV offices through this year, and skills testing is also available from TEAM Oregon (www.team-oregon.org).

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Clatsop County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in April, essentially the same as the previous month
(7.2%), but lower than the year before (7.9%).

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