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Nurse joins family clinic

Samaritan Lebanon Health Center-Family Medicine recently welcomed Certified Nurse Practitioner Devin Petschl to its team.

Petschl attained a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, followed by a master’s degree...

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Ballots in vacation rental fight head to voters in Gearhart

Residents in Gearhart perceive the vote to repeal and replace vacation rental rules to be a dramatic turning point that could determine the future look and direction of the community.

With ballots on their way today to the city’s 1,245...

Mayor Brown’s facts in question

I like Matt Brown … heck we were almost business partners a couple of short years ago. I’ve spoken with him at several of the planning commission meetings since then. I pressed him as to his palpable passion around the short-term rental issue brewing...

Local real estate investor buying business incubator Sprout

SPRINGFIELD — A local businessman and real estate investor is set to buy Sprout’s headquarters in downtown Springfield.

Sprout occupies the former First Christian Church at Fourth and A streets. It is best known for its anchor tenants: 100 Mile...

Affordable housing developer moves forward on Waldorf project in Astoria

Innovative Housing is closing in on a purchase of the former Waldorf Hotel for $80,000 from demolition and recycling company Groat Bros. Inc.

Earlier this year, Innovative Housing began a due diligence period on whether to buy the dilapidated...

Ballots in vacation rental fight head to voters in Gearhart

GEARHART — Residents in Gearhart perceive the vote to repeal and replace vacation rental rules to be a dramatic turning point that could determine the future look and direction of the community.

With ballots on their way today to the city’s...

Chasing Millions In Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy Up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents. It also redesigned patient rooms to ease wheelchair use and added Wi-Fi and flat-screen...

5 myths about solar panels, debunked

(BPT) - Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster.

The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent...

New housing projects could put dent in cities’ housing crunch

Finding housing can be harder than finding a job in some parts of Eastern Oregon, but there are people working to solve that problem.

On Tuesday, BC Contracting and PROffutt Limited Partnership broke ground on a new 240-unit apartment complex in...

Developing storm

Brian Obie’s plan for downtown Eugene has been called transformative.

The former Eugene mayor wants to turn two Lane County-owned parking lots into a $50 million mixed-use building with about 130 apartments rising over boutique shops and...

Lane County housing sales decline but remain well ahead of last year

The weather cooled in September and so did the number of sales and prices of homes in Lane County’s vigorous seller’s market, according to the latest monthly report.

The number of closed sales dropped nearly 11 percent from August to 463 in...

Voices heard in Gearhart’s vacation rental debate

Heaven on earth was how a new South Marion Avenue resident described the city.

Not so much, others said as both sides in the vacation rental debate turned out Wednesday night at City Hall. Mayor Matt Brown and city councilors joined in the...

Letter: Keep Oregon residential

In response to David Townsend’s letter (“Other side of rentals,” The Daily Astorian, Sept. 29): Let’s get the facts straight. David Townsend is an out-of-state owner of a Gearhart short-term vacation rental, and owner of a political consulting company...

Vote no

Faced with a crisis in housing availability that affects the economy of the entire county, and advised by the county manager that “the ‘vacation rental industry’ will continue to grow for the foreseeable future” (“Clatsop County ready to tackle...

Improving Pacific County’s first impression New owners renovate, rename RV Park

MEGLER — Over the past 15 years, Preston and Theresa Devers arrived each August during the apex of the annual salmon run. They would bring their kids and boat, and secure the same spot year after year at the RV park that overlooked the Astoria-Megler...

Pacific County Building Permits

July 2017

Permit Type Description address

Residential Mechanical Install Pellet Insert 2516 227Th Pl

Residential Mechanical Install Wood Stove 30906 N Pl

Residential Mechanical Ductless Heat Pump 1141 Lindgren...

Well Preserved: Francis Apartments

ASTORIA — Jack and Bonnie Ross are no strangers to restoration of Astoria structures. Several years ago, they restored a fisherman’s vernacular bungalow in Uppertown. A year ago, they purchased — and began reviving the interior of — the Martin and...

North Coast vacation rental companies pitch in after hurricanes

When Brian Olson saw the path of destruction Hurricane Harvey left in Texas in August, his reaction was a sense of grief and a desire to help.

But soon after, the co-owner of Beachcomber Vacation Homes in Cannon Beach had another...

City looking to buy property for affordable housing

Three vacant lots and a dilapidated alley along Third Avenue may soon get a facelift.

The city of Columbia is pursuing plans to purchase the three lots, which back up to the alley, to pave the way for nonprofits to build and maintain affordable,...

As Seattle-area home prices soar, some would-be buyers are giving up
As Seattle-area home prices soar, some would-be buyers are giving up
As Seattle-area home prices soar, some would-be buyers are giving up

SEATTLE -- As a year of record-breaking home-price increases continues across the Seattle area, millennials and other first-time buyers are comings to grips with the reality that...

The Only Fall Home Maintenance Checklist You Really Need

Preparing for colder weather and the hectic holiday season is always overwhelming. Get ahead of the game and tackle these 10 to-dos in early fall for an easy winter.

1) Get the Garage in Order

The crisp autumn air can make this task less...

Letter: Don’t change livability

I am in favor of safe, fair, and reasonable regulation of short-term rentals in Gearhart. That is why I am voting no on ballot Measure 4-188 this November. I believe the short-term rentals ordinance, unanimously passed by the Gearhart City Council, is...

Current ordinance is fair

I am in favor of safe, fair and reasonable regulation of short-term rentals in Gearhart. That is why I am voting no on ballot Measure 4-188 this November. I believe the STR Ordinance, unanimously passed by the Gearhart City Council, is fair in every...

North Coast vacation rental companies pitch in after hurricanes

CANNON BEACH — When Brian Olson saw the path of destruction Hurricane Harvey left in Texas in August, his reaction was a sense of grief and a desire to help.

But soon after, the co-owner of Beachcomber Vacation Homes in Cannon Beach had another...

Voices in Gearhart’s vacation rental debate

GEARHART — Heaven on earth was how a new South Marion Avenue resident described the city.

Not so much, others said as both sides in the vacation rental debate turned out Wednesday night at City Hall. Mayor Matt Brown and city councilors joined...

Letter: Priced out of housing market

I've tried to buy seven houses in the last three months in Corvallis. Seven different journeys. VA loan with higher bid than anyone else, no thanks. Offer above asking, someone bid $20,000 more than that. VA loan again, $20K above asking with 20...

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