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Katie Frankowicz

Astoria, Warrenton, Natural Resources Reporter
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Rat wars: In Astoria, rodents go with the territory

- River city has a history of confronting vermin

Snow blast: Icy conditions shut down North Coast schools, public events

- More snow possible this evening

New Astoria homeless shelter could open in July

- Beds and outreach in Uniontown

Seafood industry faces tougher wastewater requirements

- New version of a permit

Experienced planners seek Astoria community development post

- Finalists are from Utah and Texas

Elk concerns on the rise in Warrenton

- Residents worry about damage to property and safety on the road

Astoria narrows list of parks for sale

- Birch Field is most likely to go

Warrenton reaches contract agreement with employees

- City still in talks with police

Marbled murrelets protected as endangered

- A 4-2 vote by a state commission

Astoria will discuss selling off park land

- Sales could ease burden on parks department, provide housing

Astoria police outline approach to the homeless

- City Council urged more aggressive enforcement

Homeless shelter expands to Astoria

- Up to 70 beds in Uniontown

Astoria draws line on homelessness

- Divided City Council backs more aggressive track

Ice cream coming to the Astoria Column

- A view with a swirl

North Coast advocates for national parks

- Dedicated funding sought for maintenance

Midway through the season, Astoria Warming Center makes progress

- Neighbors report fewer issues with homeless

Astoria names Spalding as new police chief

- Veteran lawman has served as interim chief

Astoria Co-op expansion plan clears zoning hurdle

- Grocery wants to expand in Mill Pond

Warrenton finalizes new subdivision standards

- Parks are a requirement

Astoria looks to collect on former Riverwalk Inn operator’s debt

- Fallout from lawsuit against Port

Balensifer to run for Warrenton mayor

- Appointed last year to fill vacancy

Despite frustration, observation plan yields new fish data

- Some gillnetters were cited for refusing access to state observers

Crab boats launch as season opens

- The commercial Dungeness season traditionally starts Dec. 1 but is sometimes delayed because of price negotiations or when crabs do not have enough meat

Everyday People: Ceramicist finds community in Astoria

- Long part of Astoria Makers

Preservationists spar over demolition request in Astoria

- Appeal headed to City Council

Sea lions bound back along West Coast, including Astoria

- Success story tempered by conflicts with fish

Recycling going strong in Astoria

- Program diverts about 30 tons of material a month

Price talks delay crab season

- The commercial Dungeness crab season was set to open Monday in most of Oregon and Washington state

Returning to the wild: An eagle finds his wings again at wildlife center

- Bird will rejoin a robust population

Astoria will take a deep dive into parking

- Pedestrian safety among the concerns

Astoria OKs plans to turn historic Waldorf into apartments

- Hope for a long-vacant property near City Hall

Astoria mayor will not seek re-election

- Former librarian was chosen in 2014

The last Gillnetter: Magazine documented the life of fishermen

- The end of an era on the river

Astoria alley used as public bathroom, business owners alert city

- Path between Commercial and Duane streets

Astoria narrows search for new community development director

- Applicant list whittled down

Group starts fund to assist senior citizens in Astoria

- Plans bank account under the umbrella of the Senior Center

Everyday People: Radio staffer finds community, paradise

- Fryberger is station’s new membership specialist and volunteer coordinator

Bracing for winter: Improvements underway at Ecola State Park

- At Ecola State Park, small improvements could foreshadow bigger changes

New Neighbors: Astoria resident finds her quiet place

- Paola Carreras has found her quiet place