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April 1 the latest phase in the CSO separation project moves to downtown Astoria and starts with the closure of the busiest intersection in town for nearly a month.  The 8th and Commercial intersection will close and traffic will be re-routed for the 21 days public works says it will take to demolish the intersection, replace all the water and sewer pipes and then rebuild with a concrete surface replacing the easily worn asphalt that takes a beating from the high volume of big rigs that make that turn every day.  Click READ MORE to see the detour map

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Clatsop County staff is recommending to the County Board that they approve a full-range banking approach by transferring all accounts and services to U.S. Bank while suggesting investment in a local bank and a credit union.

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The Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities (DFCS) is alerting Oregonians about a Birmingham, England-based company known as Profitable Sunrise that may be soliciting Oregon investors in violation of Oregon securities law

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-1 vote Wednesday in support of Oregon's current rules governing stormwater discharges in timberlands,  an important affirmation of Oregon's forest management practices.

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Marcus Foster, age 50, entered two pleas of aggravated murder in connection with the May 3, 2012 murders of Laura Foster and Guy Phillips at the victim's home in Seaside.

Appearing before Marion County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Hart, Foster entered a guilty plea to each murder with the agreement that he will receive life sentences in each case with 30 year minimum sentences that will run consecutively, or one after the other. He will not be eligible for parole until the year 2072.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting on Thursday, March 21 to present information on the planned painting and maintenance repairs scheduled in 2014 for the Old Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River Bridges. The meeting is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 204 Marine Drive in Astoria.

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The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) has just finalized and made available Preseason Report II for the 2013 ocean salmon season development. This document describes the range of alternatives for ocean salmon seasons as developed at the March PFMC meeting.

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State shellfish managers have approved a four-day razor clam dig starting March 28 and scheduled tentative dates for additional openings in April. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the late-March dig after marine toxin test showed the clams are safe to eat.

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