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Already robust levels of hiking, camping, boating and every other kind of outdoor recreation in our region has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic as many try to cure the effects of cabin fever.

If this were a normal year, Room 50 in the basement of the Oregon Capitol would have been packed for last week’s gun-control hearing. The overflow crowd also would have filled additional rooms…

When Gretchen Bakke was growing up, Bumble Bee Seafoods’ cannery was closing, the spotted owl was delivering a possible death knell to the timber industry and Astoria was gritty. The lights al…

Like a gale that rips off the roofs in a small town, the lingering trauma of Jan. 6 has exposed basic truths about American life. Some of these are intellectual, as they pertain to the U.S. Co…

During several evenings of testimony and discussion last week, a bipartisan committee voted that state Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, violated legislative rules against sexual harassment an…

Mark Kujala knows there might be some skepticism when he grades Clatsop County’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so far as an A.

A third political party has joined the Oregon Legislature. State Sen. Brian Boquist, of Dallas, switched from Republican to being a registered voter with the Independent Party of Oregon.

On Dec. 17, The Astorian ran an editorial that invites readers “to come with us on a virtual road trip” which purports to illustrate that the tragic fires that damaged towns throughout Oregon …

As Gov. Kate Brown announced her latest COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and social gatherings, one of the state’s top doctors offered this advice: Learn how to cook your grandmother’s stuf…

One of America’s great adventures attained its goal this month when Lewis and Clark’s canoes came down the Columbia River, arriving at a fateful location on what is now Washington’s southern b…

The Oregon Hunters Association, a group of conservation-minded sportsmen, urges the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop and implement a policy to enhance and conserve migratory h…

This fall marks the 50th anniversary of an event that sparked the landmark ruling by federal Judge George Boldt in U.S. v. Washington that upheld our treaty-reserved rights to hunt, fish and gather.

This Veterans Day across the nation, for the first time since the holiday was conceived in November 1919, there were no large ceremonies in big cities and small towns in observance to properly…

2020 has been beyond challenging for all of us. Soothing, calming and resilient, the Pacific Ocean reminds us that tomorrow is a new day, offering hope for the future.

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…

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…

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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