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JOSHUA BESSEX — The Daily Astorian
Beach balls the latest weapon against sea lions in Astoria
Add beach balls to the list of sea lion deterrants used by the Port of Astoria.

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Acquisition of timberlands adds to big conservation project near Willapa Bay
Acquisition of timberlands adds to big conservation project near Willapa Bay
The property has big timber and is visible from U.S. Highway 101.
Seaside American Legion honors America’s fallen
Seaside American Legion honors America’s fallen
Seaside American Legion celebrates Memorial Day with largest community turnout in recent history.
Unearthed fuel tank a reminder of ’70s North Coast landslide
Unearthed fuel tank a reminder of ’70s North Coast landslide
The Oregon Department of Transportation removes a long-buried steel cylinder from the beach at Silver Point.
Memorial Day ceremony honors sacrifice
Memorial Day ceremony honors sacrifice
Veterans mark Memorial Day with ceremony in Cannon Beach.
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve to protect waters
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve to protect waters
After 15 years of development, Cape Falcon Marine Reserve comes to life in January.
On the record: May 26, 2015
On the record
Makeshift memorial marks suicide
Makeshift memorial marks suicide
Daughter remembers mother who jumped from Astoria Bridge.
Willapa worries: 
Fishermen protest salmon-harvest cutback in bay
Willapa worries: Fishermen protest salmon-harvest cutback in bay
Fishers protest salmon-harvest cutback in bay
Celebrity Infinity premiers in Astoria
Celebrity Infinity premiers in Astoria
The Celebrity Infinity made its first stop ever in Astoria Sunday.
Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter gets new commander
Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter gets new commander
Cmdr. Patrick Culver took over Friday for Cmdr. Brian Anderson on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert.
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.
Everyday People: Alumna helps aid women, children group
Everyday People: Alumna helps aid women, children group
WIC certifier Tory Sutherland raised her son and daughter with help from the nutrition education program when it started in Clatsop County more than 30 years ago.
Kidnapper faces new charges in abduction of California girl
Kidnapper faces new charges in abduction of California girl
The Everett, Wash., man pleaded not guilty Friday in Clatsop County Circuit Court to 12 felony charges.
Bank some time at Clatsop Community College
On June 18, Clatsop Community College will show the timebanking documentary "Time as Money" in Seaside and Astoria.
Rock & River: North Jetty repairs nearly a year ahead of schedule
Rock & River: North Jetty repairs nearly a year ahead of schedule
Great winter weather sets early stage for placement of huge new rocks.
West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract
Labor dispute had hobbled trade.
Final Astoria home invasion suspects caught
Final Astoria home invasion suspects caught
Amanda Maye Preston, 26, Tillamook, and Leticia Vivian Westfall, 21, Astoria, were recently arrested and booked in Clatsop County Jail.
Fishing boat sinks in Ilwaco channel; Coast Guard at the scene
There is a potential of 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel.
Kidnapper faces new charges in abduction of California girl
Kidnapper faces new charges in abduction of California girl
The Everett, Wash., man pleaded not guilty Friday in Clatsop County Circuit Court to 12 felony charges.
North Coast Swim Club dedicated to the water
North Coast Swim Club dedicated to the water
The North Coast Swim Club is gearing up for its summer season, known as the “long course season” since it includes meets on 50-meter, Olympic-sized pools.
Warrenton man accused of online sex abuse
Warrenton man accused of online sex abuse
Kyle Meyer Bloom, 26, Warrenton, is accused of first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, third-degree sex abuse and use of a child in a sexually explicit display (compelling the girl to send nude images of herself).
Interest in remodeling existing Astoria library, old hotel remains
Interest in remodeling existing Astoria library, old hotel remains
Some want a fallback if a new library at Heritage Square does not work out.
Orca calf and mom spotted inside Columbia’s entrance
Orca calf and mom spotted inside Columbia’s entrance
Clint Beasley, who operates the Brookings-based fishing vessel Prolifik, snapped a photo: two dorsal fins, one large and one small, rise above the water.
Shellfish toxin levels drop in Willapa Bay
Shellfish toxin levels drop in Willapa Bay
The Washington Department of Health closed all recreational shellfish harvesting in Willapa Bay May 15 after detecting rising levels of domoic acid.
Clatsop Community College prepares for nursing partnership
On June 1, prospective Clatsop Community College nursing students can learn how they'll be able to earn a bachelor's online from Oregon Health & Science University after graduating locally.

Local News

Beach balls the latest weapon against sea lions in Astoria
Add beach balls to the list of sea lion deterrants used by the Port of Astoria.
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...

Acquisition of timberlands adds to big conservation project near Willapa Bay
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve to protect waters
Makeshift memorial marks suicide

Coast Guard

Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter gets new commander
Cmdr. Patrick Culver took over Friday for Cmdr. Brian Anderson on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert.
Fishing boat sinks in Ilwaco channel; Coast Guard at the scene
There is a potential of 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel.
Coast Guard changes command of Astoria-based cutter
Coast Guard detains carrier for violations
Coast Guard assists vessel after fire

Northwest

Labrador named chairman on Rand Paul's presidential campaign
Labrador named western states chairman on Rand Paul's presidential campaign
Eugene woman sues city, officers over tinted-window tickets
Eugene woman sues city, 2 police officers over traffic tickets for window tint
Chicken truck stolen over weekend found abandoned in Seattle
Hundreds gather to protest proposed natural gas pipelines
Burglars swipe pirate costumes from Oregon City arts group

Crime Reports

Kidnapper faces new charges in abduction of California girl
The Everett, Wash., man pleaded not guilty Friday in Clatsop County Circuit Court to 12 felony charges.
Final Astoria home invasion suspects caught
Amanda Maye Preston, 26, Tillamook, and Leticia Vivian Westfall, 21, Astoria, were recently arrested and booked in Clatsop County Jail.
Kidnapper faces new charges in abduction of California girl
Warrenton man accused of online sex abuse
Astoria man sentenced 75 months for rape charges

DUII

Point of View

Point of View: Memorial Day weekend
Point of View: Memorial Day plans
Point of View: Enjoying Sunday Market
Point of View: Sunday Market
Point of View: Cruise ships are coming to town
Point of View: How do you feel about possibly moving the Astoria Public Library to nearby Heritage Square?

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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...

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...
Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid execs
Time to go? Federal hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds
’Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide

Politics

Port board stays same; Hazen wins Health District race
Three Port of Astoria commissioners cruised to victory Tuesday, while the Clatsop Care Center Health District featured the only contested race in the...
Clyde keeps Cannon Beach fire seat
Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District featured one of the only contested races in the county Tuesday.
Rickenbach wins Astoria schools race
Two Astoria School Board members follow the same schedule
Many May 19 races are uncontested

Fishing

Willapa worries: Fishermen protest salmon-harvest cutback in bay
Fishers protest salmon-harvest cutback in bay
Fishing boat sinks in Ilwaco channel; Coast Guard at the scene
There is a potential of 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel.
Shellfish toxin levels drop in Willapa Bay
Green light! Senate gives fish commish go-ahead to Buckmaster by 18-12 vote
Razor clamming closure extended to entire Oregon Coast

History

Nation/World

Latest on Wal-Mart shooting: Gunman's autopsy is underway
The Latest on North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting: Autopsy to determine if gunman under influence
Pakistan judge orders CEO held for faked diploma allegations
Pakistan judge orders CEO held for questioning as broadcasters air images of faked diplomas
TV showdown in Ukraine highlights press freedom anxieties
AP Top International News At 8 a.m. EDT
THE LATEST: FIFA rules out re-vote for 2018, 2022 World Cups

Special Reports

Education

Budget for Seaside schools advances
Seaside School District's budget committee finishes budget discussion and will recommend budget to Seaside School Board in June.
The science of right now, right here
An army of ninth-graders from Astoria High School descended into the swamps last week.
Local spellers headed to the bee
Seniors labor for community, and a diploma
Sosa and Kennedy are All-Oregon Academics

Friday Extra

Books: What are they reading?
What Seaside is reading
Parting shot: Walking the dogs
walking
OMSI camp survival Students bound for new Ilwaco Elementary bond in science camp
Traditional carbonara is luxurious delight
Reflections on the Past: How Mary Gerritse blazed new trails

Lotteries

Lotteries: May 25, 2015
Lottery results
Lotteries: May 22, 2015
Lottery results
Lotteries: May 21, 2015
Lotteries: May 20, 2015
Lotteries: May 19, 2015

Port of Astoria

Beach balls the latest weapon against sea lions in Astoria
Add beach balls to the list of sea lion deterrants used by the Port of Astoria.
Celebrity Infinity premiers in Astoria
The Celebrity Infinity made its first stop ever in Astoria Sunday.
Tongue Point purchase back in Port’s sights
Port parking could provide big revenue
‘Fake Willy’ could haunt sea lions

Public Meetings

Public meetings: May 26, 2015
Public meetings
Public meetings: May 21, 2015
Public meetings
Public meetings: May 20, 2015
Public meetings: May 19, 2015
Public meetings: May 18, 2015