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Edward Stratton

Education/Coast Guard Reporter
Stratton, Edward

Overhauled calculation ups Oregon’s grad scores

- Only districts in Clatsop County that do not rely on state funding — Seaside and Jewell — posted on-time graduation rates higher than the state average, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Depart...

Astoria Flying Club taking off

- The Astoria Flying Club takes off to its first meeting Saturday at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton.

Vaping store, lounge opens downtown

- Columbia Vapes opened — smokeless — earlier this month in downtown Astoria.

Barber brings 30-year history to Oly’s

- Olynxa Levy considers herself a tomboy. And the 30-plus year barber focuses on men's cuts at her new business, Oly's Barber Shop.

Englund Marine turns 70

- Englund Marine & Industrial Supply, celebrating 70 years, has grown from a local startup to a collection of companies with operations spread across the West Coast.

A Port of Play, but for teens

- The new teen center opened Friday at the Astoria Recreation Center.

Port asks tenants to call before they dig

- Contact the Port of Astoria before you dig.

Port mulls fixed-base operator for airport

- The Port of Astoria's trying to narrow in on whether a private operator of the Astoria Regional Airport would be a good deal.

County kindergarteners measured in state test

- Clatsop County kindergartners had mixed results on the Oregon Department of Education's second-annual assessment of their interpersonal, early literacy and mathematical skills.

Sea lions back in Port’s sights

- The sea lions are back on the Port of Astoria's docks and minds.

Port shapes up stormwater

- The Department of Environmental Quality is making the Port shape up its stormwater.

Into the river: Samples show what the Port puts in the Columbia

- The Port of Astoria collects effluent throughout the year for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Astoria schools look at multilingual classrooms

- Astoria School District continous working to shrink the achievement gap faced by Hispanic and low-income students.

CCC gets clean audit, keeps auditing firm

- Clatsop Community College received an almost entirely clean audit from CliftonLarsonAllen, which its board of directors decided to stick with.

School leaders: We need more money

- School leaders gathered with state representatives to ask for more financial support.

Final field details OK’d

- The Astoria School District will soon be done with John Warren Field.

Committee gathers signatures Port petition

- The Committee to Restore, Revitalize and Reorganize the Port of Astoria goes live Friday morning on KMUN Coast Community Radio.

Astoria schools form rules to govern gadgets

- Astoria School District is looking to make policies around the myriad gadgets available in school and from home.

CCC seeks the high-achieving high school students

- Clatsop Community College is offering a high-end degree to the area's high-achieving high schoolers.

Chamber honors its team players

- Former Mayor Willis Van Dusen took home his second George Award, while local Aflac proprietor David Reid joined the select group of winners of Astoria's closest equivalent to citizen of the year.

Burkharts embody Ford Award spirit

- The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce gathered its constituents Saturday night to name its citizens of the year.

Reid, Van Dusen, Burkharts take home citizens of the year awards

- The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce named its annual citizens of the year Saturday night.

Art pops into empty space

- Artists have occupied a vacant storefront on 10th Street in Astoria.

BPA wants to flood former dairy farm

- The Bonneville Power Administration is taking comments on the environmental assessment of a project to flood 221 acres at the confluence of the Wallooskee and Youngs river.

Port figuring out finances

- The Port of Astoria has a lot of work to do on its finances.

Dog groomer comes to you

- Karen Lincoln provides mobile pet grooming in The Dog Wash Waggin'.

Living the HiiH life: Couple makes Astoria home for artisanal paper lights

- HiiH Lights, the nationally renowned partnership of Lam Quang and Kestrel Gates in artisanal paper lights, is setting up shop in Lewis and Clark.

Tongue Point: Nice but spendy

- What to do with North Tongue Point was asked again at the Port of Astoria Tuesday.

Wave to the whales passing our coast this winter

- It's a semiannual whale watch party up and down the Oregon Coast.

Wave to the whales passing by: Volunteers take to the shore for Whale Watching Spoken Here

- It's a semiannual whale watch party up and down the Oregon Coast.

Clemente’s moves ... but not far

- Clemente's Restaurant is moving to the Astoria Riverwalk.

Nursing teacher worked way up West Coast

- Karson Nasstrom, a new nursing instructor at Clatsop Community College, has slowly worked her way down and up the West Coast.

Our New Neighbors: New photojournalist ready to tell coastal stories

- Joshua Bessex came from Wisconsin to be the North Coast's premier photojournalist.

Perils on the Pole is family-friendly brawl

- Pacific Northwest Professional Wrestling crashed into the Astoria Events Center Sunday, a marquee billing in the eclectic lineup the gathering spot provides the community.

Virtual welder saves metal, money at CCC

- Clatsop Community Colleges new virtual welding trainer is taking a technologically advanded approach to a still growing field.

Logs stack up to big business

- The Ken Rei on Sunday left with nearly 5 million board feet of timber, with the help of many local employees and a Filipino ship crew.

Keep Astor West historic

- The Astoria Planning Commission looked at building design standards for the Astor West Urban Renewal District, where buildings owners might be able to eventually tap into a more than $1 million fund for building facade impr...

It’s a boatyard, not a junkyard

- The Port of Astoria has among its derelict vessel collection a piece of Hollywood history.

Community helps grow Street 14

- Street 14 is joining the trend of Community Sourced Capital loans for small businesses.

Port seeks damages for Pier 1 ship bump

- The Port of Astoria is trying to get recompense for a log ship that struck Pier 1 in September.

Port ponders county flood map coalition

- The Port of Astoria Commission received its invitation to the coalition of the willling contesting recent federal flood mapping.

What is for lunch?

- Should the Astoria School District manage its own cafaterias for the first time since the 1980s?

CCC’s enrollment dips 8.5 percent

- Clatsop Community College's enrollment is down 8.5 percent this fall compared to last year.

Ready, set, dredge! Port takes on five-year project to deepen its waters

- The Port of Astoria's dredge Felkins keeps log and cruise ships coming.

School board says sign away on Warren Field

- Astoria School District officially exiting Warren Field.

Mental health emergencies get a respite

- The former Coryell's Crossing building will soon house those suffering from mental and behavioral health emergencies.

Donated land to become more like Ecola State Park

- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department sees Ecola State Park as an example of what its Feldenheimer State Natural Area can become.

Knappa offers time to do homework, discover other activities

- Students at Knappa High School are starting newspapers, painting landscapes, learning ham radio and more, thanks to a new after-school program.

College banks on quality, not cost

- Clatsop Community College seeks a single entity as both construction manager and general contractor for the Patriot Hall Redevelopment project.

Astoria Ford aims to relocate to Warrenton

- Astoria Ford could soon end up in Warrenton.