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Water Under the Bridge: 1968 — Commercial Street a pedestrian mall?
Water Under the Bridge: 1968 — Commercial Street a pedestrian mall?
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Guest column: Questions for the Port of Astoria
Guest column: Questions for the Port of Astoria

Transparency and public trust are gone from the Port of Astoria. At the last Port meeting, I asked a question about a $1.7 million Key Bank loan for our stormwater project. I’d like to know more about the terms of the loan to build the...

Guest column: Housing for all, not the lucky few
Guest column: Housing for all, not the lucky few

Astoria, rightly so, has had a housing goal for the past three years in response to one of the worst housing crises the city has seen since World War II. The lack of housing options across all income levels — not just workforce housing —...

Water Under the Bridge: Jan. 10, 2018
Water Under the Bridge: Jan. 10, 2018
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
Southern Exposure: When Gearhart was a playground for rich and famous
Southern Exposure: When Gearhart was a playground for rich and famous

Gearhart’s November referendum on short-term rental rules tore a community asunder with a binary choice: repeal short-term rental regulations put in force or to leave them be. Everyone in the city of 1,562 — of those, 1,245 registered...

Guest column: Clatsop County district attorney says ‘Thanks for all the fish’
Guest column: Clatsop County district attorney says ‘Thanks for all the fish’
‘It is the greatest privilege in my life to stand in the well of the courtroom and represent the people of Oregon’
Guest column: Start the year with a healthy diet of reading
Guest column: Start the year with a healthy diet of reading

Perhaps no phrase summed up 2017 so much as presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway’s use of “alternative facts” a year ago in January, when she claimed that the new administration’s inaugural crowd was bigger than President...

Water Under the Bridge: Jan. 3, 2018
Water Under the Bridge: Jan. 3, 2018
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
Southern Exposure: The long road to cannabis in Cannon Beach
Southern Exposure: The long road to cannabis in Cannon Beach
First dispensary opens, second to come in April
Guest column: Mark Hatfield’s widow guards access to Oregon history
Guest column: Mark Hatfield’s widow guards access to Oregon history
In writing biography there is an unspoken rule that the first step is to "Shoot the widow."
Guest column: Nursery rhymes help define who we are
Guest column: Nursery rhymes help define who we are

Our young minds are luminous jellyfish swimming in a sea of words. Be they magical and kind or cruel and corrosive, what we hear as babies wraps around all the rest of our lives — as comfy blankets or verminous shrouds.

Some considerable...

Water Under The Bridge: 2007 storm knocks down millions of board feet of lumber
Water Under The Bridge: 2007 storm knocks down millions of board feet of lumber
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
Southern Exposure: Senior meal program helps kids find ‘Inner Potential’
Southern Exposure: Senior meal program helps kids find ‘Inner Potential’

No one should go hungry for the holidays — or any other time of year.

That’s the message Chris Duffy, nutrition coordinator for the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District, conveys every weekday with programs feeding senior...

Guest column: A symphony of words resonates in the New World
Guest column: A symphony of words resonates in the New World
Patrick Webb travels in search of a comfort station
Guest column: To pass on Oregon’s natural resource heritage, pass Clean Energy Jobs
Guest column: To pass on Oregon’s natural resource heritage, pass Clean Energy Jobs

Some of my earliest memories are of my dad and me exploring, foraging and hunting throughout Oregon. From sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River, to razor clamming in Seaside, and steelhead fishing on the Nehalem River, the Oregon Coast was a key...

Water Under the Bridge: Astoria mayor thanks citizens after 2007 storm
Water Under the Bridge: Astoria mayor thanks citizens after 2007 storm
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
Guest column: Oregon Youth Authority seeks second-chance families in Clatsop County
Guest column: Oregon Youth Authority seeks second-chance families in Clatsop County

Charlene Hall gets so many phone calls on Mother’s Day that she has to turn off her ringer so she can enjoy the holiday with her family.

But no matter how many messages the Junction City resident receives, she returns them all. She only...

Southern Exposure: A school for hospitality in Cannon Beach?
Southern Exposure: A school for hospitality in Cannon Beach?
A vision for the South County campus from Chris Breitmeyer
Guest column: At 85, ‘heavenly bliss’ with toy trains
Guest column: At 85, ‘heavenly bliss’ with toy trains

My children think I’m nuts. My grandchildren think I’m eccentric. But my great-grandchildren giggle in wide-eyed wonder whenever they see my new hobby.

When I was 10, I wanted an electric train for Christmas so bad I could taste...

Southern Exposure: How Seaside weathered the Great Coastal Gale of 2007
Southern Exposure: How Seaside weathered the Great Coastal Gale of 2007
Community leaders recall a week without power, lessons learned
From the editor: Changes to The Daily Astorian’s letters policy
From the editor: Changes to The Daily Astorian’s letters policy

The Daily Astorian editorial board announces some changes to the newspaper’s letters policy, starting today.

First, letters to the editor will be limited to 250 words, down from 350. This will allow us the space to get more letters into...

Thomas Friedman: Obsession with Iran is driving the Mideast and US crazy
Thomas Friedman: Obsession with Iran is driving the Mideast and US crazy
The greatest thing that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia could do is to stop working each other into a lather over this Iranian ‘threat’ and to focus on their domestic reform agendas
Water Under the Bridge — the storms of 2007 and 1967
Water Under the Bridge — the storms of 2007 and 1967
From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers
Paul Krugman: Republicans are coming for your benefits
Paul Krugman: Republicans are coming for your benefits
So it’s not at all surprising that they were willing to enact a huge tax cut for corporations and the wealthy even though all independent estimates said this would add more than $1 trillion to the national debt
Column: The ghost of Steve Bannon
Column: The ghost of Steve Bannon
The soul at the core of the Trump administration

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