Firefighters are great at saving lives, but they’re not always as good at promoting on their own behalf.
PRO: Sanders’ high energy level and loyal followers make him the Dems’ front-runner
It is a story of corruption that will stay secret, politicians who will need fewer votes to win, even dangerous communicable diseases that will spread faster as our best scientists struggle to…
PRO: Medicare for all is doable; most Americans want it. CON: Americans are in no mood for another health care upheaval.
- Naselle woman sues Columbia Memorial Hospital after stroke
- Changes planned at The Daily Astorian
- Astoria man indicted after allegedly attempting to run over a deputy
- Man sentenced to prison for chainsaw attack
- Warrenton struggles with homelessness
- Warrenton remembers teen who died from the flu
- Emergency crews re-create Astoria Column rescue
- Port of Astoria prepares for $300 harbor fee
- Astoria, facing a flu outbreak, will scrub schools
- Search continues for missing Svensen woman
As if Deepwater Horizon never happened.
As the president of the United Steel Workers, Local Union 1097, I work alongside 600 hardworking union members at Georgia-Pacific’s Wauna paper mill. We are proud of what we do, how we do it a…
Gearhart isn’t underwater, but new maps swathed in shades of blue delineate degrees of submersion.
PRO: Telling truth about Columbus helps us navigate today's progressive waters. CON: Covering up paintings of Columbus imprisons history.
I’ve always felt that as elected officials, it’s our job to engage the public and allow our residents to guide the decision-making process. And I’ve always had great faith in the citizens of G…
For well over a decade, Oregon has considered legislation to cap carbon and put a price on pollution. As a business whose survival depends on the natural environment, we at Fishpeople urge pol…
I had something of a jarring journalistic moment the other day.
PRO: Tariffs are hurting American families and workersCON: Trump’s targeted tariffs have boosted many key industries
When I read the Chinook Observer article about the KKK posters that had been posted around Astoria, I was nervous. The KKK? Here?
Karen Kenyon was a stickler for grammar and especially for punctuation. Since she and her husband, Ralph Wirfs, lived less than two blocks from The Daily Astorian, I suggested that if she woul…
Seaside’s surfers are upset about camera and drone operators at the Cove.
PRO: Ignoring climate change far exceeds the price of dealing with it. CON: Green New Deal will be all pain and no gain
Gearhart needs a new fire station. The existing building is antiquated and constructed of unreinforced masonry that will not perform well in an earthquake.
Is Cannon Beach a getaway or a place to tune in? For many of us it’s a little of both.
PRO: Uncle Sam plays taxpayers for suckers by subsidizing the ultra-rich
The New York Times recently published a special section devoted to the women of the 116th Congress — all 131 of the current female U.S. representatives, senators and delegates. The article hig…
The hallways of the state Capitol are buzzing with lobbyists, activists, citizens and legislators all pursuing good intentions for the 2019 legislative session.
Amidst an abundance of quality Pacific Northwest fiction, Don Berry presents the most vivid naturalism: bringing to mind the scent of the woods, the hollow of a log or the whisper of a dream.
Wyn Berry, the former wife of Don Berry, lives on Vashon Island, Washington. She looks back on the writing of “Trask,” and the shaping of its emotional conclusion.
PRO: Maduro must go: Venezuelans deserve a functioning democracy
Like all of us, I have been extremely troubled over the last several weeks to watch as our hardworking federal employees, especially Coast Guard members, have been used as pawns in a fight goi…
WINGS offers educational opportunities for women who have had their education interrupted and are yearning to go back to school.
PRO: A Progressive Democrat will win the presidency in 2020
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 Tabl…
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…
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.