Astoria has a shortage of housing in every category. Luckily, there are steps the city can take to improve the situation significantly.

A staff report Monday evening to the Astoria city council defined the problem saying “Both market rate and affordable units are in short supply creating a dilemma for new and existing residents. Demand is far outstripping supply as the annual number of units produced are fewer than what is needed, causing prospective homeowners and renters to look elsewhere for housing.”

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We won’t be seeing it all immediately but things are looking good for the State of Oregon to provide more funding in the years to come for Astoria to complete new sidewalks around the perimeter of town

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The works of the late Royal Nebeker, in addition to recent work created by current art faculty who teach in the areas of both credit and community education studio art classes will be featured at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery this month in a special show celebrating Nebeker's art and influence. 

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The "Share the Warmth" coat and blanket drive, a long-standing tradition for Windermere offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, kicks off Monday, November 2 with 31 offices, including four on the coast­­­­­­, serving as donation drop-off sites. Community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need this winter by bringing coats and blankets to Windermere offices in Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Newport and Seal Rock through December 18.

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The Warrenton Sunrise Rotary Club has begun a new program and named Warrenton High School senior, Tyler Coolidge, as its first recipient of Student of the Month award. The club developed the program to recognize accomplished WHS students who clearly make a difference in their school and/or in our community.

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This is one of the top scams in the country and if you get one of these calls police have some advice.

Astoria Police Department has been receiving reports off and on throughout the year about IRS scam phone calls, but there appears to be another surge in these type of scam calls. This scam is listed in the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the year 2015.

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A wanted violent fugitive shot multiple times at police as he attempted to evade capture. He received life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. There were no injuries to law enforcement during this incident.

On October 28, 2015, the U.S Marshals Office was tracking down Andrew Garrette Dehart, 36, who was wanted on a warrant for Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and First Degree Assault concerning an incident in Clark County, Washington. The Marshals were assisted by the Oregon State Police (OSP). They believed Mr. Dehart was armed and considered very dangerous.

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At 9:47pm on Tuesday, October 27th, deputies from the Pacific County Sheriff's Office responded to a stabbing at a residence off 224th in the Ocean Park area. The victim, a 49 year old man from Auburn, Washington was transported to Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco, WA. with multiple severe stab wounds. Two people, including the suspect, fled the residence and were located a short time later by an assisting officer from Long Beach Police Dept.

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Walgreens will use its $9.41 billion takeover of rival Rite Aid to spread its philosophy on making drugstores destinations for customers looking to stay healthy or buy beauty products. No announcemnts have been made as yet regarding how Walgreen's might consolidate stores 

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The Planning Commission approved the new Neighborhood Greenway land use changes for Astoria's Alderbrook neighborhood Tuesday night and voted to send that recommendation on to the Astoria City Council.

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Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lewis and Clark Elementary School  Tuesday morning on report of a male walking towards the school with a rifle.

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