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The initiation of remote learning for the 2020-2021 school year because of the coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges and circumstances never before experienced even by the most seasone…

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Oregonians are grieving about the death and destruction caused by wildfires across our beautiful state. There are likely to be more dangerous fires to come this year, according to fire experts…

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the reunification of the two Germanys. That event came about as a consequence of the East German people’s unexpectedly bringing about the fall of the Be…

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I am the coordinator at the Manzanita Visitors Center. I love my job for many reasons, chief of which is that I get to interact with travelers from everywhere around the country and the world.

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I turned 21 on April 1, 1970. I don’t remember actually registering to vote, but I do remember that I knew voting was a very important privilege. I have voted in every election, local, regiona…

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Some older runners may recall a time when kangaroo skins were used in some running shoes, but are surprised to learn that while diminished, the use of these wildlife skins is still a big part …

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This has been a week of bad news, worse news and occasional good news in Oregon government. But instead of recounting all those downs, ups and sideways, let’s check in on a continuing issue: u…

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We started seeing media coverage of nationwide protests months ago, and shortly thereafter, they began in Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside and Cannon Beach.

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One of the many joys of volunteering at the Wildlife Center of the North Coast is getting up close and personal with the patients we care for, the amazing array of birds who grace our Pacific …

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When The Astorian contacted me about having tested positive for COVID-19, I was reluctant to settle for an interview and a story written by a reporter because the very nature of this experienc…

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After reading the article published in The Astorian on July 2 titled, “Records show county, state were warned about coronavirus risk at seafood plants,” Clatsop County commissioners are collec…

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Being isolated from the coronavirus pandemic gave lots of time to reminisce about remarkable changes that have transformed the world and reshaped our lives since the 1930s. They’re changes mos…

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Between us, my wife and I have five great-great-grandfathers who fought in the Civil War to end slavery and preserve the Union. One died during the war. Two others died later from chronic ailm…

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The message might not fit neatly on a protest sign, but Ron Louie, a former Astoria police chief, believes mandatory accreditation has the potential to make the biggest difference in law enforcement.

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Over the past week and a half, hundreds of Astorians gathered on our streets in demonstrations to condemn the racism that persists in too many corners of our society, both hidden, and in the o…

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In 1956 — my father still tells the story today — a team of baseball players from his hometown in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, won the regional championship.

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Though the state budget hole grabbed the most headlines, there were other important takeaways from the state’s latest economic and revenue forecasts.

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Roughly 30 years ago, I was in my shop attempting to bore a hole through a piece of steel plate when my next-door neighbor, Doug Bracher, wandered in. “You need to put a little oil on that,” he said.

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Turning the page on Clatsop County’s complicated history with native peoples, on May 5 the North Coast Land Conservancy transferred ownership of the historic site of Neacoxie village to the Cl…

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Clatsop County’s robust performing arts sector is rare in a rural county. Like restaurants and other consumer-driven enterprises, theaters have been dealt a big setback by the coronavirus shutdown.

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