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Combustible mix: Authorities advise people to stay safe on Fourth of July
JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian
Combustible mix: Authorities advise people to stay safe on Fourth of July
Authorities urge people to celebrate responsibly.

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Winery in Manzanita seeks crowdfunding
Winery in Manzanita seeks crowdfunding
Kickstarter campaign to bring winery to Manzanita.
Washington State Supreme Court tosses out exceptional murder sentence
Washington State Supreme Court tosses out exceptional murder sentence
Washington state's highest court has overturned convicted murderer Brian Brush's 88-year-sentence. That means the county will have to hold his sentencing hearing again — and Brush will be coming back to Pacific County until his fate has been...
Astoria boy’s rare malady spurs statewide change, awareness
Astoria boy’s rare malady spurs statewide change, awareness
The Oregon Legislature passed two bills this session supporting those with adrenal insufficiency, a genetic condition that occurs when the body is unable to produce enough cortisol, the stress hormone vital to life.
Victim’s mom: Provide tourists with clear safety messages
Victim’s mom: Provide tourists with clear safety messages
Mom thinks it extremely important for local business and community leaders to come up with a set of clear, simple, attention-grabbing safety messages.
Cannabis guru hopes to start medical clinics
Cannabis guru hopes to start medical clinics
Astoria native Jon Marsh wants to start cannabis clinics up and down the coast.
Man gets nine years for Seaside stabbing
Man gets nine years for Seaside stabbing
Dylan Douglas Snook, 33, stabbed one man and threatened four others with the knife.
Eugene stadium fire blamed on boys
Boys were playing with fire
Warrenton man in fake bomb incident arrested
22-year-old involved in incident on Dutch airliner last year.
On the record: July 2, 2015
On the record
Astoria student awarded Georgia-Pacific scholarship
Astoria student awarded Georgia-Pacific scholarship
Lillian Teadtke, an Astoria High School graduate, recently received an $8,000 Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship.
Advocates celebrate marijuana
Marijuana advocates will hold a cannabis coming-out party Friday on the Astoria Riverwalk.
A year later, Washington family still tries to cope after tragic drowning at Long Beach, Wash.
A year later, Washington family still tries to cope after tragic drowning at Long Beach, Wash.
Last July, 11-year-old Lindsey Mustread drowned while playing in the surf near the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach, Wash., with her cousin and younger brother.
Kazoos, Riverwalk parade mark Astoria’s Fourth of July
Join the downtown association's Fourth of July community parade, complete with kazoo and brass bands, Saturday at the Barbey Maritime Center.
Make your building net zero
Energy Trust offers a new program to help commercial property owners become net zero on energy usage.
Consumers will have to wait for retail sales of marijuana
Consumers will have to wait for retail sales of marijuana
Recreational marijuana became legal today. Good luck buying it.
Ilwaco port jumping with salmon business
Ilwaco port jumping with salmon business
Business is brisk down at the Port of Ilwaco as sport fishermen flock to the area hoping to bag big fish.
Point of View: Fourth of July memories
Point of View: Fourth of July memories
Point of View: Fourth of July
Missing Astoria teen found
Missing Astoria teen found
Kylie Bjaranson, 15, was missing.
Port closes ‘attractive nuisance’ in Warrenton
Port closes ‘attractive nuisance’ in Warrenton
Port closes access to Warrenton land near river
On the record: July 1, 2015
On the record
Woman charged in deadly crash last summer
Michelle Lynn Fletcher,39, Longview, was indicted this week by the Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office.
Mitchell asking to postpone trial
Michel Thomas Mitchell's lawyer filed a motion Tuesday claiming he will not have enough time to prepare for trial due to the prosecution’s ongoing investigation and nonexistent pretrial negotiations.
Bank sponsors sports fundraiser
Bank sponsors sports fundraiser
The University of Oregon Duck visited the beach to help raise money for sports programs.
Soil survey and mapping workshop planned
Register soon for OSU Extension workshops