Every few years, sugar just might coalesce out of the kiln-baked soil in my grandparents’ plum thicket at their little retirement ranch in western Wyoming.
When Heidi Wright called me June 3 to suggest that our company should take a look at bidding on Bend’s daily newspaper, The Bulletin, I was at once startled, skeptical and intrigued.
When the Eagles broke up in 1980, Don Henley famously remarked that the band would play together again “when hell freezes over.” They ended up reuniting years later.
Nine people shot dead in Dayton, 13 hours after 22 shot dead in El Paso, six days after three shot dead in Gilroy. And tears and disbelief and funeral preparations, candlelight vigils and a se…
It’s been almost three months since The Daily Astorian became The Astorian, delivered three days a week by mail.
- Foreclosed properties sell at auction
- TP Freight, pushed out of Astoria, finds a better location
- Astoria shoots down vacation rental project
- Astoria Riverwalk Inn sale could be good business for Port
- Whale euthanasia a rare decision
- Columbia Memorial nurses picket for new contract
- Astoria debates riverfront changes
- Homeless man sentenced for Warrenton assault
- Research studies tsunami impact on infrastructure
- Doughnuts return to Astoria
In much the same way that it’s a good idea to assume anyone you talk to here may be related to nearly anyone else you might mention, it’s also fairly safe to assume they have some connection w…
One of the strangest episodes in Oregon legislative history continues to unfold, now that Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, must give 12 hours notice before entering the Oregon Capitol so security…
If we can go back where we came from, guess what? So can you.
Outdoor clothing and gear manufacturer Patagonia recently released “Artifishal,” a misguided documentary full of misinformation about the role hatcheries play in salmon recovery.
I was 11 when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. We all figured by now plenty of people would be living there in pressurized trailer parks, taking giant leaps for mankind.
Seeking some positives, I found them on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, where I have lived 21 years.
Gov. Kate Brown announced last week that she would issue executive decrees, if necessary, to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.
We have a dangerous new problem raging in our school buildings and campuses in Clatsop County.
Gustafson Logging Co. recently celebrated 45 years of being in business. Over that time, we’ve seen a lot of things in the logging industry change and evolve. Not the least of these is Oregon’…
The 4th of July is one of the best holidays in America. Picnics, barbecues, patriotic music; family and friends getting together to celebrate. Children, and many adults, impatiently wait all d…
You remember the day when you learn a certain lesson.
Have you ever cut out a newspaper article to clip to your refrigerator with a magnet?
PRO: China needs reminding — America is also an Asian power. CON: Deliberately sailing into areas China considers as territorial waters is not a good idea.
As an organization invested in the health of every person in our communities, we were extremely disappointed to hear that the Oregon Legislature abandoned House Bill 3063, which would have eli…
PRO: Biden may survive primary attacks by progressives, but they will help re-elect Trump. CON: Progressive attacks on Biden and Trump will clear path for a new president in 2020.
I have had the honor of talking to many World War II veterans over the years — American, Canadian, British, German, French, Belgian and Dutch.
Here on the North Coast, we live in such a rich area for diverse scientific opportunities, from forestry to wetland restoration to maritime science. Our varied landscapes inform and inspire th…
I don’t know how you can be against clean water, but some of the industries in our state are.
PRO: Taxpayers shouldn’t get stuck with a $1.5 trillion loan default tab
‘I remember when …” is a popular conversation starter when you talk to locals who recall good times growing up in Clatsop County. Those memories tend to be around events — festivals, fairs, st…
Editor’s note: When correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by a Japanese machine gun bullet in 1945, his columns were being delivered to more than 14 million homes. He wrote about war from a sold…
PRO: US way too stingy in helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria
The truth is dead, and Facebook killed it.
‘So how’s retirement?”
PRO: Democrats are doing it this time; Republicans have done it in the past. CON: Not a constitutional crisis, just a supercharged political moment of democracy in action.
Every year, I’m struck by the powerful — and often, opposing — emotions that Memorial Day stirs.
Earlier this month, thousands of teachers across Oregon walked out of classrooms and rallied both in their communities and on the state Capitol steps with one laudable request: that we take bo…
Current management at the Port of Astoria has suggested selling off taxpayer-owned and supported assets. An advisory committee tasked with helping management address port finances has come to …
PRO: Allowing prisoners to vote would reform America’s outdated prison policies
Astoria has had more than a few pivotal moments in its nearly 200-year history, and we’re embarking on yet another, involving renewed interest in development. A bunch of us are following the a…
PRO: It’s time to close the pay gap between men and women
Today marks the last issue of the last week in which The Daily Astorian will publish under that name, and five days a week.
Daily life for Oregon teachers and students shows the desperate need to invest in schools.
The need is ever growing, Darren Gooch, executive director of the Food Bank said on a recent tour of the building in Seaside.
PRO: Voting at 16 is nonpartisan and shores up a healthy democracy
What’s in a name?
It’s hard to write a farewell column when I’ve only been here four years. That’s less than the lifespan of some razor clams.
Pro: U.S. must never be complacent about ISIS threat
Years from now, Astorians will still be telling stories about a daring visionary and iconoclast, Robert “Jake” Jacob. With matinee idol good looks and piercing green eyes, Jake was a force of …
With spring break behind us, Astoria School District staff and students are turning the corner and heading towards the end of the school year. Students and staff appear to be refreshed and rea…
North Coast Family Fellowship celebrated Pastor Dan Dunn Day on April 7, a special gathering to celebrate the legacy of Dunn, and Patty, his wife of 54 years, and their work with the community…
PRO: Change or abolish Electoral College to ensure equal voice for all
Following our March 19 announcement that The Daily Astorian will become The Astorian, with a three-days a week, mail-delivered publishing schedule as of May 7, I’ve heard from readers with que…
Succession is the most critical factor in the success of nonprofit organizations as well as in family businesses. Without a clear path to a new leader or the next generation, nonprofits lose t…
PRO: America needs a bigger NATO to stymie Russia’s ambitions
Voters in House District 32 gave me the responsibility of representing their best interests in Salem. I spoke with thousands of you during my campaign, and I know a big priority for you is pro…
‘The report of my death was an exaggeration,” Mark Twain famously proclaimed in an 1897 letter to a newspaper reporter who had inquired about rumors of his failing health.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Maddie Dickerson Moore was photographed many times by local photojournalist Damian Mulinix, who died March 30 after suffering a stroke on March 18 at age 42. Maddie was mentored…
Kerri Rosenblatt and Doug Forbes are the owners of Music 101 in Gearhart.