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Hand sanitizer sparked by static electricity may have started the fire that burned an 11-year-old girl in her room at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

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Today, Oregon's Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined 22 other Senators in challenging the postmaster general's authority to discontinue Saturday mail delivery later this year without congressional approval.

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State fishery managers have approved an evening razor clam dig Feb. 23-24 at Twin Harbors and Long Beach.  The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the evening dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those two beaches are safe to eat.

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The State Marine Board and the Department of Environmental Quality are seeking a statutory change regarding how they can deal with derelict and abandoned vessels, ships, etc., on Oregon's waterways and ports.

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A city on the Pacific Coast is reaching out to a Jersey shore town with a similar name. Seaside, Oregon, plans on holding several fundraisers to help finance a new entrance for Seaside Heights, N.J

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Biotechnology advocates have slammed the Food and Drug Administration's decision to extend the
comment period on a genetically modified salmon proposal by another two months.

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The public is invited to learn more about the school-based health center proposed for the Astoria School District at a series of community meetings beginning later this month. The meetings will be held Feb. 26 and March 21. All the meetings will take place at the Astoria High School auditorium from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Organizers will provide information as well as take feedback and answer questions.

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Lincoln County School District (LCSD) has been awarded $3 million in federal funding for a project designed to reduce the loss of lives and property destruction in the event of a tsunami or other catastrophic flooding at the site of the existing Waldport High School.

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