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JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian
Liberty Theater shines at open house
Liberty Theater opened its doors Saturday as part of a yearlong anniversary celebration

Featured Stories

Seaside PD prepares for seat-belt enforcement blitz
In the 100-car surveys conducted in 2014, Seaside officers found 99 percent of drivers are buckling up.
Everyday People: Engineer takes craft beyond the border
Everyday People: Engineer takes craft beyond the border
Brittany Park is a member of the Portland chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She was one of five people on the travel team to make the volunteer trip in November.
Lotteries: Jan. 26, 2015
Lottery results
Public meetings: Jan. 26, 2015
Public meetings
A Port of Play, but for teens
A Port of Play, but for teens
The new teen center opened Friday at the Astoria Recreation Center.
Library redo in doubt
Library redo in doubt
The City Council voted last January to accept a renovation plan that involved expanding the library into the long vacant Waldorf Hotel, also known as the Merwyn.
A youthful perspective: Zetty Nemlowill aims to balance growth, livability
A youthful perspective: Zetty Nemlowill aims to balance growth, livability
Nemlowill wants to balance economic growth, livability
Cannon Beach dune grading denied
Planning commission votes to deny Breakers Point dune grading project, North Laurel Street proposal.
Ship-tracking now on newspaper websites
The Daily Astorian and Chinook Observer websites now track ships.
Disability perceptions discussed Sunday
The disability community accounts for 12 percent of the US population and almost 14 percent of the population of Oregon.

Local News

Liberty Theater shines at open house
Liberty Theater opened its doors Saturday as part of a yearlong anniversary celebration
Prepare for Goonies
There are lots of opportunities for locals and businesses to participate in The Goonies' 30th anniversary celebration June 4 to 7.
A Port of Play, but for teens
Everyday People: Engineer takes craft beyond the border
Gearhart’s elk are swimming with the stars

Coast Guard

Coast Guard honored with Forever stamp
Coast Guard honored this year with a forever stamp painted by an Oregon artist
Video of pursuit training in Texas wins Coast Guard honor
A time-lapse video of guard life in the Columbia-Pacific was one of the top 10 contenders
Vote for Coast Guard video of the year
Crab boat sits on bottom: ‘Unrecoverable’
Storm pauses ‘beautiful’ but dangerous crab season

Northwest

Drones record seagull nests in California towns
Seagulls are a federally protected species and can’t be disturbed once they settle into nests and lay eggs.
Lawmakers launch Olympia session introducing some unusual proposals
Some proposals face long odds of final passage
Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files
State Supreme Court to hear case involving farmworkers
Risch, Simpson working on central Idaho wilderness plan

Crime Reports

On the record: Jan. 21, 2015
On the record
On the record: Jan. 19, 2015
Cannon Beach Police Department arrest Portland and Tigard residents on DUII stop.
Arrested in Astoria: Lacey Walmart robbery suspect goes to court
On the record: Jan. 14, 2015
On the record: Jan. 12, 2015

DUII

DUII dispute could end soon
District Attorney plans to go forward with DUII appeal for procedural reasons, but legal challenge against city may be moot
Law enforcement: Don’t toke and drive this holiday season
State placing new emphasis on making sure people don't toke and drive

Point of View

Point of View: What would you cut from the federal budget
Point of View: Cut the budget
Point of View: Changes for 2015
Point of View: Changes for 2015
Point of View: New Year’s resolutions
Point of View: Holiday memories
Point of View: Regifting

Closures

Free

NY servers seek raise as restaurant owners defend tip system
Like most states, New York allows restaurants and hotels to pay servers, busboys and other tipped workers less than minimum wage — $5 per hour...
At Westminster show, 2 new breeds, bigger agility contest
There’s plenty of variety among the people, as well as the dogs, participating in American dogdom’s most prestigious event next month.
Obama’s speech draws unsparing reviews from Republicans
Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union
Watching Obama speech? Check out tone, theatrics, loudmouths

Politics

Fishing

Razor clam dig starts Dec. 31 on ocean beaches
Coastal residents, visitors hope for decent weather on Washinton beaches
Congress aids groundfish finances
Congress acts to lower financial burden on West Coast groundfish boats
Chumming up: States partner to help disrespected dog salmon

History

Nation/World

NY servers seek raise as restaurant owners defend tip system
Like most states, New York allows restaurants and hotels to pay servers, busboys and other tipped workers less than minimum wage — $5 per hour...
Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's Kobani
Islamic State militants pushed out of Syria's Kobani, say activists, Kurdish officials
AP Top U.S. News At 1 p.m. EST
Jury in CIA leak trial says it can't reach unanimous verdict
Storm threatens the Northeast with historic snow

Special Reports

Education

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...
Long Beach school bursting seams as enrollment-surge continues
Student enrollment at Long Beach Elementary keeps on going up. Now the district has formed a committee to look at the overcrowding issues and come up...
Nofield appointed to Seaside School Board
Prevailing wage seminars set
Astoria schools look at multilingual classrooms

Friday Extra

Friday Extra: Sea stars make a comeback
The wasting disease that killed the sea stars may have reached its peak.
In the Wine Cellar: Puffin Wines bring home platinum, gold medals
Steven Sinkler writes about wine.
Former Long Beach filling station becomes a seashore-themed park
Parting shot: Hampton Lumber Mill
An analysis: Monarch butterfly protections could restrict GMOs

Port of Astoria

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.
Port shapes up stormwater
The Department of Environmental Quality is making the Port shape up its stormwater.
Committee gathers signatures Port petition
Logs stack up to big business
It’s a boatyard, not a junkyard