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Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state.

The National Weather Service says the tornado hit the southwest Washington city of Longview on Thursday afternoon.

Police asked residents to avoid a section of the city affected by the strong winds.

Video taken by a citizen appears to shows roof tiles being blown off a building.

Jennifer Rossetti saw debris flying past her window and says wind blew the door off a nearby office supply store.

The Longview Fire Department did not have injury reports or a damage estimate.

A further clarification this morning from Clatsop County on the supplemental ballot voters will receive as directed by the State after errors were discovered in the November 4th election ballots:

All county voters will receive one more ballot with the corrected Clatsop College Bond question. The first ballot will not count for that item. You are asked to vote again.

Voters in Cannon Beach will receive one supplemental ballot – it will contain both Measure 4-176-Clatsop Community College bond, and the Cannon Beach City Council At-Large contest.

Supplemental ballots will be mailed out beginning Friday, Oct. 24.

The public is invited to sit in and comment when on October 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the Traffic Safety Committee and Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a work session to begin to
discuss potential changes to the City's Development Code, Land Use and Zoning Map, and Comprehensive Plan aimed at implementing recommendations in the Astoria Riverfront Vision

Clatsop Community College President Dr. Larry Galizio has been appointed as an academic member of Oregon's Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC). He is one of only two community college representatives.

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley joined today with Oregon Representatives Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici to call on the U.S. Coast Guard to hold off on its abrupt decision to shut down its Newport Air Facility and to keep open this important piece of the coastal safety net through the busy crabbing season.

On Friday, October 24, Sen. Jeff Merkley will stop in Astoria as part of his "Jobs & Opportunity Tour," where he'll stop in 50 towns throughout the state to encourage Oregonians to get out the vote.

The 7-day, 50-town tour will conclude with an Election-eve rally in Portland on November 3.


The Astoria stop is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30 at Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall in rom 219

Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers has requested that the Oregon Secretary of State's Office provide assistance to the county Clerk and Elections Office in processing ballots and other tasks for the Nov. 4 General Election.

The request, made Tuesday, comes as the county moves forward to comply with a directive from the state requiring that the county issue supplemental ballots to county voters due to two errors affecting the Clatsop Community College bond measure and Cannon Beach City Council race.

On October 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM Astoria Police Located Dylan Krizan, age 20 of Astoria. He was located near 32nd and Lief Erickson and taken into custody without incident. He was not armed at the time of arrest. Krizan was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail on charges of Robbery I, Theft II, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Firearm.

On Monday, Clatsop County Manager Scott Somers placed County Clerk Maeve Kennedy Grimes on administrative leave while the county conducts an internal investigation of a ballot error involving a mistake in the college bond measure and a mistake in instructions for voting in a municipal race.. Valerie Crafard, Clerk of the Board, has been appointed Interim County Clerk.

On Friday October 17, 2014 Peter Curzon announced his resignation from the Astoria Police Department. Curzon has served as Chief of Police in Astoria since August of 2008 ending his term as the 32nd Chief of Police since 1876. Before being hired by Astoria he served more than 30 years with the Riverside Police Department, retiring there as Captain. Curzon will remain employed until October 31, 2014, but will move to an advisory position closing out projects and working on leadership transition. Curzon has had a long and distinguished law enforcement career and is looking forward to moving into retirement.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been working with the City of Astoria on a project that will increase the number of housing units in the organization's south side development.  A public information session on Monday, October 27 will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the construction project on Coast Guard property located on the north side of Klaskanine Avenue adjacent to the existing USCG housing area.

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