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The bright lights of Astoria
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The bright lights of Astoria
A small army of volunteers bring Christmas alive each year in downtown Astoria.

Featured Stories

Point of View: Being thankful
Point of View: Being thankful
Point of View: Being thankful
St. Mary’s has Mass Thursday
St. Mary, Star of the Sea holds Thanksgiving service
Nursing assistant’s certificate revoked for drug use
Astoria nursing assistant’s certificate revoked for alleged drug use
Ride the Thanksgiving trolley
Trolley to run Thanksgiving Day
Dial-A- Ride service now available
Dial-A-Ride offered by SETD
Hatchery research center board seeks new member to represent independent science
Board member needed for hatchery research center
CCC helps Head Start kids
CCC helps Head Start kids
Be a STAR for a Head Start student.
Cultural coalition grants ceremony slated
The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition hands out awards to local groups Dec. 8 at the Butterfield Cottage in Seaside.
KOA keeps collecting for Care Camps
KOA keeps collecting for Care Camps
The local KOA’s annual Haunted House — open the last three weeks in October — raised more food and funds than past years for the Clatsop County Action Regional Food Bank and the KOA Care Camps.
Washington angler breaks Pacific bluefin tuna record
The 39.20 pound fish measured 41 inches and was caught 28 miles offshore southwest of Grays Harbor, while bait fishing with anchovies.

Local News

The bright lights of Astoria
A small army of volunteers bring Christmas alive each year in downtown Astoria.
Pot in front, child care in back
Sea of Dreams Childcare will soon offer 50 spots at its city-approved location — between a strip club and a medical marijuana dispensary.
Point of View: Being thankful
Warrenton seeks help with FEMA flood maps
Nursing assistant’s certificate revoked for drug use

Coast Guard

County urges Coast Guard to stay in Newport
The Clatsop County Commission unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday night opposing the planned closure of the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter air...

Northwest

Warrant issued for ex-Sonic who missed court date
Bench warrant issued for ex-Sonic Robert Swift after he misses court date for firearms charge
Groups object to deputy's letter on homosexuality
Groups object to deputy's letter on homosexuality
State appeals ruling that city can ban pot outlets
State appeals ruling that city can ban pot outlets
Can Beavers add to the Giant Killers mystique?

Crime Reports

FBI stats offer glimpse of crime in Clatsop County
Report gives citizens and law enforcement agencies a look at state and national trends.
Astoria man arrested in connection to multiple burglaries
Astoria Police found Jesse Allan Pitts in an attic at a vacant residence at 197 Hume Avenue. Pitts was arrested and booked for two counts of...
On the record: Nov. 18, 2014
On the record: Nov. 13, 2014
On the record: Nov. 12, 2014

DUII

Three-car accident yields DUII arrest
Cannon Beach Police officer arrests Seaside man for driving under the influence.
City to decide where DUII cases tried
Oregon Court of Appeals issued its ruling this morning in the long-running battle over who should handle Astoria's DUII cases.

Point of View

Point of View: Being thankful
Point of View: Being thankful
Point of View: Enjoying Thanksgiving
Point of View: Enjoying Thanksgiving
Point of View: What can we do for our veterans?

Closures

Free

Phone scammers pretending to be feds are targeting locals
Scammers claiming to work for the government may be targeting area residents.
Washington officials warn of consumer rip-offs by Ebola-related scams
Washington AG warns consumers about Ebola virus-related scams
Oregon voters narrowly reject GMO labeling measure

Politics

County voter turnout is 71%
Voter turnout in Clatsop County reached 71.65 percent in this year’s general election, a similar turnout for non-presidential elections.
Obama’s immigration actions do have limits
Obama is preparing to flex his executive powers today, using an 5 p.m. address to announce that he is sidestepping Congress and ordering his own...
What to watch in Obama’s immigration speech
Kitzhaber ready to move forward in final term
Kitzhaber re-elected, but extent of his clout uncertain

Fishing

Washington angler breaks Pacific bluefin tuna record
The 39.20 pound fish measured 41 inches and was caught 28 miles offshore southwest of Grays Harbor, while bait fishing with anchovies.
Connection restored: Vital channel dredging nears completion in Ilwaco
Dredging nearing complete between the Columbia main channel and the Port of Ilwaco
Dungeness crab season OK’d for Dec. 1 start from Klipsan to California
Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for salmon
Biggest chinook fishers: ‘Male loser’ sea lions

History

Nation/World

AP Top U.S. News At 8:47 p.m. EST
Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
Ferguson begins cleanup after 2 nights of unrest, hopes for continued calm, return to normal
Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him
Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms

Special Reports

Education

Seaside: Is adolescent sexuality conference the right fit?
The Seaside city attorney is investigating the city's options involving an adolescent sexuality conference held annually at the Seaside Civic and...
Bonamici wraps up classroom tour in Jewell, Knappa
Congresswoman Bonamici, D-Ore., has now visited at least one school in every district she represents.
Building blocks: Warrenton students take the Lego robot challenge
Knappa students embrace journalism
Tablet time: Middle-schoolers adapting to new technology

Friday Extra

What’s Cooking
Cranberry Pot Roast recipe from the Shelburne Inn Restaurant
‘Street view’ goes undersea to map reefs
Mapping the ocean bottom
Parting shot
Oregonians weigh in on fish, wildlife director
In the garden

Port of Astoria

Airport project takes off
The Port of Astoria will get plenty of airport runway paving, courtesy of the state and federal government.
Port’s finances get new honcho
The Port of Astoria hired Columbia River Maritime Museum's financial controller as its financial manager.