James Whitney Young was born in Portland 1941. He is an American astronomer who worked in the field of asteroid research. After nearly 47 years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at their Table Mountain Facility, Young retired in 2009 as the resident astronomer of the Jet Propulsion Laborato…
PRO: America’s nuclear force must match Russia’s and then some
When I finished reading the Property Watch story last week in The Daily Astorian (“Business leaders say Property Watch has worked well, but issues persist,” Jan. 11), I thought that the concep…
America is sick.
Seaside’s Neal Maine stopped in the Signal office with some words of warning. The naturalist, wildlife photographer and former science teacher at Seaside High School slipped an 8X10 photo from…
- KKK flyers pop up in downtown Astoria
- Obituary: Blair Dylana Hernandez
- Jellyfish show up by the hundreds on the North Coast
- Astoria Co-op breaks ground in Mill Pond
- Local manufacturer Lektro sold to Chicago company
- Food pantry for government workers serves more than 1,300
- Obituary: John Pierce Christie
- Seaside will pursue annexation
- Port of Astoria sees big economic impact at airport
- Death: Jan. 17, 2019
PRO: Warren definitely viable, but many other Democrats are hankering to take on Trump
Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” is back and more relevant than ever. The title alone is a meme for our genetically engineered, social media besotted society, where individuals spe…
PRO: We need to beef up our military — and then some
Good news arrives in many packages. The most startling and heartening moment I’ve seen lately arrived during the Liberty Theatre gala in November.
James Mattis’ resignation letter laid bare the frightening future of national security under President Donald Trump.
Newcomers may be unaware of the long history and contributions Tom Chatterton made to the city of Seaside.
Oregonians coming to my town halls keep telling me how badly they’re getting ripped off by pharmaceutical companies.
The author of this slim book manages to recreate a world where newspaper editors shot up Western towns with their words while angry citizens responded with guns. The book recreates the excitem…
10 years ago this week — 2008
PRO: US base in Poland flashes hands-off signal to Putin
Clatsop County is a special place. The quality of life that many who live here enjoy is one of Oregon’s greatest hidden secrets.
Dear parents and community members:
When the Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for water work in September for the school district's campus construction in the Southeast Hills, officials and construction crews issued a col…
PRO: Push people too far and we may see Paris-like riots
In every era the new generation of historians and readers reconsiders the prominent figures of the past. America’s oldest universities have been going through this process.
During the holidays most of us give more thought to trees than usual, since they’re decorated with lights and ornaments everywhere.
The Daily Astorian and its sister newspapers on the North Coast will launch new websites Tuesday.
The Clatsop County strike team, with members from Gearhart, Seaside, Olney Walluski, Knappa and Lewis and Clark, joined teams from throughout the state to fight the Camp Fire in California.
Airbnb will no longer list housing in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank
Pieces of the Beeswax puzzle remain
By Kenneth Richards
If you are new to Astoria, visiting Ocean View Cemetery is a useful excursion.
A resident of Seaside, artist Paul Brent and his wife LanaJane own a gallery in Panama City, Florida, where they also have a home and property. They are cleaning up debris from Hurricane Micha…
By Mark Weisbrot
By Matthew T. Harrigan
In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev assumed control of the Soviet Union. Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army. The average cost of a house was $12,270.
Orcas and commercial salmon fishermen share a common crisis — both need more adult Chinook salmon to return to the Columbia River; orcas to avoid starvation, fishermen to sustain their livelih…
Halloween is over. Merry Christmas.
Many of the stars of the day have long since been forgotten. Others live on in the annals of the city’s musical history, from visitors like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong to l…
No matter where I am, who is running, or what the position is, I will always vote.
What kind of person gets in a fur suit and travels across the state for a good cause? For these costumed folks, every day is Halloween. And for others, it is a lifestyle. Louis Lamp of Portlan…
We are so fortunate to live in a truly special and beautiful pocket of this country, which provides each of us with an opportunity to contribute civically and contribute to the democratic proc…
There is never a good time to fund a new jail. Over the past 12 years as a Clatsop County Circuit Court judge, I have observed the many ways our jail no longer serves the needs of our community.
Eyes they have but they do not see; ears they have but they do not hear. (Jeremiah 5:21)
The Gulls’ side of the football field is a sea of red; Astoria’s purple colors are more sparsely seen at the south end.
One of many memorable images in “A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm” is an eyewitness account of a four-engine plane managing to travel no faster than a car could in noon-hour traffic,…
I am voting “no” on Measure 105 for three main reasons. One, because I am opposed to racial profiling and discrimination. Two, because our local law enforcement should not spend money from the…
This season’s political theater has surpassed adjectives, leaving “surreal,” “circus-like,” “outrageous” or “absurd” in the dust — policy based on tweets and politicians graded on their high-s…
It’s not too early to prepared for Independence Day 2019 — a celebration of our nation’s 243rd birthday.
Your daily newspaper should be like your friend next door who knows some things that you don’t, and shares with you important stuff about where we live.
WASHINGTON — U.S. oil and natural gas producers are shattering records — recently overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia to lead the world in crude oil production.
It is amusing that Democrats mounted a “Where’s Walden?” campaign over the Labor Day weekend, targeting U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon.
Decades of researchers have called the ship the “wreck of the Beeswax,” because of the characteristic 17th-century cargo found off the Oregon Coast, beeswax, used for candles and illumination.
By Merrill Matthews
Our jails have, tragically, become our de facto mental health treatment facilities as a lack of services, and often a lack of training or understanding, mean that many people in various stages…
At a time when civilized discourse (or is that an oxymoron?) is hard to come by, we welcome the opportunity to both meet the candidates and share their thoughts on issues to the community.
By Stephen P. Halbrook
In a town with more than its share of eccentrics and characters, Robert Jacob claimed a place in the Pantheon.
Longtime friend Abbott “Kit” Combes, a former editor at the New York Times Magazine, bequeathed me his collection of journalism, memoirs, biographies and autobiographies: Harrison Salisbury, J…
By Don Kusler