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Red flag warning issued for forest fire danger and lightning
Red flag warning issued for forest fire danger and lightning
A red flag warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday evening to 11 a.m. Sunday for abundant lightning for Oregon fire weather zones 601 and 612, as well as Washington fire weather zone 601.

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Oregon House sends paid sick leave bill to governor
The bill is a top priority for Democrats and the interest groups that support them, who say it will ensure people don’t have to work while they or a child are sick.
‘Goonies’ actress Mary Ellen Trainor dies at 62
‘Goonies’ actress Mary Ellen Trainor dies at 62
Actress Mary Ellen Trainor, who appeared in the “Lethal Weapon” films and “The Goonies,” has died.
26-and-Oh my! Loggers win again
26-and-Oh my! Loggers win again
Knappa will play Friday for state championship
Dissenter tries to make citizen arrest of Astoria mayor, chief
Dissenter tries to make citizen arrest of Astoria mayor, chief
A citizens arrest happened at the Astoria City Council meeting Monday.
Columbia River anglers can keep one more Chinook
The new limit will be in effect from Tongue Point upstream to the OR/WA border above McNary Dam.
Series of earthquakes strike off Oregon coast
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck at 12:52 a.m. and a 5.5 hit at 4:46 a.m. Monday morning. A third smaller quake measuring magnitude 4.4 hit at 7:46 a.m.
National security cutter in Astoria Tuesday
National security cutter in Astoria Tuesday
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Waesche from Alameda, Calif., will be at Pier 1 Tuesday and open for tours.
Farm Bureau calendar seeks pics of Oregon agriculture
The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, planting/harvest, the landscape, anything that depicts the beauty, culture, enjoyment, technology, or tradition of family farming and ranching in all parts...
White-sided dolphin washes ashore Ocean Park beach
White-sided dolphin washes ashore Ocean Park beach
A Pacific white-sided dolphin washed ashore in Ocean Park, Wash., Tuesday afternoon.
Biblical soap opera enjoying heavenly success in Brazil
Biblical soap opera enjoying heavenly success in Brazil
Set in ancient Egypt and loosely based on the story of Moses, “The Ten Commandments” is billed as Brazil’s first biblical soap opera.
And now, we wait: Cavs, Warriors get time to rest
And now, we wait: Cavs, Warriors get time to rest
The NBA Finals won’t start until June 4, meaning both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Warriors will have more than a full week to rest, recover, scout and plan for Game 1 of the title matchup.
Pharoah’s trainer grows into racing’s grateful elder statesman
Pharoah’s trainer grows into racing’s grateful elder statesman
Bob Baffert will try for the first Triple Crown since 1978 when American Pharoah runs in the Belmont Stakes next Saturday.
Corps reports killing 109 cormorants so far to help salmon
Corps reports killing 109 cormorants so far to help salmon
109 adult double-crested cormorants have been killed and more than 1,700 eggs killed so far as part of a program to reduce the size of North America's biggest cormorant nesting colony.
$5,000 offered for info in string of sea lion shootings
$5,000 offered for info in string of sea lion shootings
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 10 California sea lions and one harbor seal were shot and killed during April and May.
White-sided dolphin washes ashore Ocean Park beach
White-sided dolphin washes ashore Ocean Park beach
A Pacific white-sided dolphin washed ashore in Ocean Park, Wash., Tuesday afternoon.
Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans
Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans
Mariota showed his command Tuesday as the Titans took the field for their first organized workout this offseason.
Past Triple Crown winners ready for Pharoah to join club
Past Triple Crown winners ready for Pharoah to join club
The 1970s produced three Triple Crown winners, with Secretariat breaking a 25-year drought in 1973. Seattle Slew followed in 1977 and Affirmed came along the next year, leading many to believe the Triple Crown was an easy feat.
AHS honors girls track today

At 3 p.m. today, the Astoria High School girls track team will be honored in a public reception in the high school’s commons. The high school is located at 1001 W. Marine Drive.

Over the weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, the AHS girls...

Cable giants to wed
Cable giants to wed
There has been a wave in consolidation in the cable industry as providers are starting to lose TV subscribers, costs for TV, sports and movies rise and pressure from online video services such as Netflix and Hulu increases.
Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid execs
Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid execs
The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to “Shark Week.”
Time to go? Federal hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds
Time to go? Federal hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds
Wildlife Services is slated to file a plan with the corps next week before starting to kill the birds.
’Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
’Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide
Friday’s referendum saw 62.1 percent of Irish voters say “yes” to changing the nation’s constitution to define marriage as a union between two people regardless of their sex.
City Lumber owner to take on historic, dilapidated Flavel home
City Lumber owner to take on historic, dilapidated Flavel home
City Lumber owner agrees to pay $221,901 for historic 15th Street property
Rickenbach wins Astoria schools race
Rickenbach wins Astoria schools race
The race for Position 5 on the Astoria School Board was the marqee matchup of the 2015 special district election Tuesday.