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Coho salmon caught in Lower Columbia must be released under new fishing rule
A new rule issued Thursday specifically states that anglers must release any coho caught in waters currently open to salmon fishing from the Astoria Bridge to a point nearly 300 miles upstream on the Columbia River.

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Astorian recognized for excellence at Oregon awards
Astorian recognized for excellence at Oregon awards
The Astorian, which competed in the 10,000 or less circulation category, brought home 18 awards, including two firsts for Our Coast magazine.
Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world
Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world
The moment of closest approach for the New Horizons spacecraft came around 4:49 a.m. PDT Tuesday, culminating an epic journey from planet Earth that spanned an incredible 3 billion miles and 9½ years.
Coast Guard rescues fisherman from boat in Willapa Bay
A fisherman was reported going in and out of consciousness.
Accident cleared on Youngs Bay Bridge
Accident cleared on Youngs Bay Bridge
Multi-car accident
Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers
Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers
‘Too crazy’ for pets, these dogs track scat all over the world
Patriotic balloon bursts Seaside, Gearhart holiday bubble
Patriotic balloon bursts Seaside, Gearhart holiday bubble
Outage that affected 8,000 customers on a busy holiday evening provides a reminder that balloons, kites don't mix with power lines
1-2-3! US hat trick earns World Cup
1-2-3! US hat trick earns World Cup
A sellout crowd that included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden roared in approval for Lloyd’s hat trick, the first ever in a Women’s World Cup final.
Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies
Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies
As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to detect the earthy delicacies, which take several years to ripen on tree roots underground.
Washington State Supreme Court tosses out exceptional murder sentence
Washington State Supreme Court tosses out exceptional murder sentence
Washington state's highest court has overturned convicted murderer Brian Brush's 88-year-sentence. That means the county will have to hold his sentencing hearing again — and Brush will be coming back to Pacific County until his fate has been...
Oregon’s retirement-age population growing fast
Most Oregon counties saw their 65-and-older population grow by more than 10 percent in the same time period. No county saw a decrease.
Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses
Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses
A study of roses that do have a strong scent revealed a previously unknown chemical process in their petals.
Missing Astoria teen found
Missing Astoria teen found
Kylie Bjaranson, 15, was missing.
US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany
US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany
US women win World Cup semifinal against Germany
Legislature looks to speed up traffic on highways
The measure would designate the left lane on highways as a passing lane when there isn’t congestion, requiring slow drivers to move over for faster-moving traffic.
Deformed mutt is crowned World’s Ugliest Dog
Deformed mutt is crowned World’s Ugliest Dog
The contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, is in its 27th year.
Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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.
Ilwaco bans personal fireworks because of fire danger
Citing an unusually dry June and increased fire danger, two cities in Pacific County have decided to ban private fireworks.