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Local News Over on the right I’m adding some link lists for local news. First is the “Local Media” link list. I took some out of the footer and added some more, this is where they will be from now on. Also added is the police blotter. I know some say that it’s not right […]

2 Property Crimes Measures on the Oregon Ballot?

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Today the Oregon Senate passed a property crimes bill that toughens penalties for certain crimes and provides money for more drug and alcohol treatment. If the Oregon House also gives it the go-ahead, it will square off against a Kevin Mannix Measure in November. And whichever Measure receives the most votes wins. Oregon Senate Bill […]

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While many may be acquainted with the gorge sport of windsurfing, there are signs that a new sport, not as well known but taking just as much wind, is rippling out of the gorge, Astroturfing. An American word used to describe a formal public relation or political campaign by those who seek to create the […]

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday publication in the Federal Register of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) designed to improve safety on towing vessels. The NPRM provides a layered approach to towing vessel safety that includes the option of an audited safety management system or an annual Coast Guard inspection regime. The […]

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Oregon Youth Authority announces that A licensed psychologist with experience working with youth offenders in the Oregon Youth Authority’s two largest close-custody facilities has been hired as the agency’s behavioral services treatment director.Whitney Vail, Psy.D., will be responsible for directing mental health services for youth including ensuring the agency uses treatment practices most effective in […]

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Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will be increasing fire safety restrictions in the the Astoria, West Oregon, Forest Grove and Tillamook districts Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will be increasing fire safety restrictions in the the Astoria, West Oregon, Forest Grove and Tillamook districts beginning Saturday, Aug. 20, due to the current warm, dry, weather […]

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Oregon History Museum exhibit Oregon Rocks Celebrates The Local Music Scene

News from the Oregon Historical Society: For generations, Oregon-and Portland, in particular-has been a hotbed for great music. From the jazz cabarets and supper clubs that lit up North Williams Street in the 1940s, through the teen dances and band battles of the 1960s, to the wild and raggedy North Portland house party scene of […]

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Portland Police Officer Arrested in Tillamook

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According to a press release from the Portland Police Department, early this morning, Thursday August 18, 2011, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office arrested off-duty Portland Police Officer Sean Sothern for DUII, Attempting to Elude in a Vehicle, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment. Sothern was booked into the Tillamook County Jail and was later released […]

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On August 10th, SAIF Corporation Senior Account Representative Jarren Swazo and SAIF CEO Brenda Rocklin honored Clatsop County with a plaque recognizing its nearly 97-year relationship with the county.The State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation (SAIF) was created by Oregon Legislation in the early 1900s. Clatsop County was just the fourth customer of SAIF when it […]

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Traffic Advisory For NorthCoast

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Oregon State Police, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments and highway officials urge travelers to plan ahead and give your self plenty of time this weekend if you are coming to the north Oregon coast area. Police and ODOT anticipate several community events August 12 – 14 will lead to a significant increase in […]

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