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Did you know that in the United States more people die by suicide (50% more) each year than by homicide? 
Experts believe that most suicidal individuals do not want to die – they just want to end the pain they are experiencing. When suicidal intent or risk is detected early, lives can be saved. 
September 9 through 15 is National...

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to
announce the autumn 2012 In Their Footsteps free speakers series.  The
first program in this monthly series is 200 Years Downstream of Lewis and
Clark presented by Paul VanDevelder.  This is scheduled for Sunday,
September 16, at 1:00 p.m

Paul VanDevelder, whose work...

Sunset Empire Transportation District is announcing the opening of a new Electric Vehicle Charging Station at the SETD Transit Center in Astoria. The new electric charging station is located in the parking area on the northeast side of the transit center. The charging station offers a “DC fast charger” capable of charging a depleted...

A few careless recreationists courted disaster on the Tillamook State Forest during the Labor Day holiday. Follow-up fire patrols found 20 campfires abandoned and left burning over the three-day weekend. Two of the campfires spread into small wildfires but were stopped by Oregon Department of Forestry personnel, said ODF's Randy...

Secretary of State Kate Brown may have her work cut out for her retaining her position as a Central Oregon Doctor with a background in political activism runs an aggressive campaign with the polling numbers showing him a strong contender for the state's second highest executive post.

In a live interview on KAST 1370 Thursday...

In a live interview Thursday morning Astoria School District Superintendent Craig Hoppes said not all the players involved in a overnight stay at Warren Field on August 27 took part in the drugs and alcohol party that happened but still broke the rules by not reporting the actions of the other players to a team coach.

Hoppes says that...

Because of alcohol and marijuana use during a team sleepover on Aug. 27 at Warren Field, up to 28 members of the Astoria High School football team will receive disciplinary action to include forfeiture of the next three varsity football games, community service, mandatory drug and alcohol education, and forfeiture of the opportunity to win the...

The Coast Guard rescued two boaters, Wednesday, from their overturned 24-foot recreational vessel near Ledbetter Point at the entrance to Willapa Bay, Wash.

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, based in Astoria, Ore., received a report on Tuesday evening from a family member stating the boaters were overdue and typically return around 9 p.m. The...

Clatsop Economic Development Resources has organized a one day summit on how to use social media and email services to small business benefit.  The economic development agency has invited three speakers to address how any business can benefit from learning how to integrate social media, email blasts, and how to better understand the tools...

A new report says Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for illegal drug use by people 12 and older.


The findings are based on a national survey that asked about drug use in the past 30 days. They were included in a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Justice through a federal program that combats illegal drugs in areas with heavy...

Deer have always been a part of the urban landscape in Astoria.  They walk through neighborhoods browsing on rose bushes and shrubbery on their way to watering holes along the river and the bay. Often the animals cross busy roadways bringing them into conflict with traffic at all hours of the day and night. Soon though those who decide to...

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