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Editorial: End the silence
This is the right time for the Astoria City Council to stand up and be counted

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Editorial: It’s definitely time to grow better forest policies
Thinning and maintenance are clearly needed.
Editorial: Lewis and Clark: Alive and well
It’s still possible to find surprisingly fresh ways to examine an historical touchstone — even one as famous as the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Editorial: Affordable Astoria housing: A huge, permanent challenge
Employers are finding it more difficult to match new hires with places to live within the city.
Editorial: Gov. Brown makes a signature hire
The difficult but essential work of state government is done well beneath the headlines.
Editorial: Bloodbath averted
The cool response of two Americans and a Briton on a high speed train exemplify courage.
Editorial: Apply lessons from all over to make towns to grow old in
Walkability and community engagement are key
Editorial: Quit distorting Oregon’s assisted suicide law
Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law continues to be an object of misinformation.
Editorial: Alderbrook discussions put community wishes first
Editorial: Alderbrook discussions put community wishes first
Next phase of the city's Riverfront Vision Plan
Editorial: Goonies burden is unfairly shared
For many fans the Goonies house itself is virtually a character in the movie, a personification of quirky Pacific Northwest coastal life.
Editorial: Nativism is not pretty
Nativist emotion is never pretty
Editorial: Megafires are a warning, even here on the ‘wet-side’
the way fires are scouring Oregon and Washington this summer, a person doesn’t need to be a pessimist to fear a day in our own lifetimes when local forests follow the tragic patterns playing out east of the Cascades.
Editorial: Door swings open for ‘prisoners of history’
Opening the American embassy in Havana is emblematic of moving forward instead of living in the past.
Editorial: Are we doomed to unstable county leadership?
Can Clatsop County break out of a cycle of short-term, marginally effective top manaagers?
Dam removal shows what happens when sediment runs free
Eventually, the Elwha will return to a natural state in which around 300,000 cubic yards of Olympic Mountains sediment will be carried into the strait each year.
Editor’s Notebook: If you don’t tell us what is wrong, we can’t fix it
Editor’s Notebook: If you don’t tell us what is wrong, we can’t fix it
Even when an organization is angry at the newspaper, it should talk. In fact, it REALLY should talk.
Editorial: Time to normalize banking for legal marijuana
Nationwide, many legitimate marijuana businesses continue to struggle with a lack of access to the normal channels for handling financial transactions.
Editorial: Democratic leaders cast off old idols
Casting off the memory of two Democratic Party presidents is like denying the existence of your compromised great-grandfather.
Editorial: Where are Sanders, Trump leading us?
Editorial: Where are Sanders, Trump leading us?
Compare and contrast: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump
Editorial: Wildfire management: It takes an engaged community
Despite minor showers and drizzle this week, it’s probably only a matter of time before the entire Columbia-Pacific region slips into the “extreme” drought category.
Editorial: Hot water ripples through shellfish industry
Crucial that regulators — and growers — get it right
Editorial: New citizens remind us that it is valuable
Moving a naturalizatrion ceremony to a national park was inspired.
Writer’s Notebook: The six things wrong with the America I love
Writer’s Notebook: The six things wrong with the America I love
Writer's Notebook: Ideas to make America better
Editorial: Astoria City Council does the heavy lifting
The Astoria City Council's decision on a Verizon tower illustrates the messiness of mundane work that is at the heart of government.
Editorial: Federal regulators should take close look at Oregon LNG, oil-by-rail
The era of taking fossil fuel companies at their word is over
Cabbages and Kings: Smell of the fire pervaded Ashland
Cabbages and Kings: Smell of the fire pervaded Ashland
Guys and Dolls is an energetic period piece.