Astoria transit agency awaits audit results, and seeks solutions to ongoing financial issues
The Sunset Empire Transportation District recently resumed some of its transit services on Oregon's northern coastline after a financial collapse earlier this spring. Despite ongoing financial challenges, the district's interim director remains optimistic.
Astoria’s Great Fire of 1922
In the early morning hours of Dec. 8, 1922, fire tore through Oregon’s oldest city in what was known as Astoria's Great Fire.
Astoria frowns on commercialization at Goonies house
The Astoria City Council has made it clear that any potential commercialization of the recently-sold Goonies house would not be tolerated.
‘The Goonies’ house in Astoria has sold
After less than a week on the market, the famed house from the Oregon Coast set movie is sale pending.
Weekday Wrap: Holiday travelers beware of mountain snow, OSU team searches for Earth’s oldest ice
In other news, Newport officials are working on solutions to alleviate traffic congestion, Clark County's hospital beds are nearly full and Astoria's 911 dispatch center staffing woes are back.
Weekday Wrap: Oregon seeks help drafting psilocybin rules; housing Clark County’s homeless women veterans; Goonies house in Astoria for sale
In other news, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will reassign Portland bureaus to City Council members and mussel harvesting reopens along Oregon Coast.
Weekday Wrap: Astoria affordable housing; Multnomah County library projects update; and PETA vs. OHSU
Also in the news: Lane County's Glenwood Transfer Station will be rebuilt and possibly moved; bridge on Oregon Coast gets new light pylons; and Cannon Beach ocean water health advisory lifted.
Weekday Wrap: Bad Oregon air quality; Oregon DEQ ponders dairy air pollution; Astoria camping ordinance and Salem’s mayor leaves
Columbia, Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, Linn, Lane and Douglas counties are under an air quality advisory due to smoke from wildfires in the area. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is asking if the state should begin regulating air pollution from large dairies. Astoria unveils new camping ordinance for those experiencing homelessness. Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett is resigning rather than serving out his third term.
As Astoria booms, the city balances new development with its gritty-not-pretty history
The Astoria City Council is considering implementing system development charges to help modernize the city’s infrastructure. The city is considering hiring a consultant to make recommendations on how much the city should charge developers.
New evacuation models show tsunami risks, routes for more Oregon coastal communities
Report shows some parts of Astoria and Cannon Beach will take quick movement to stay ahead of rising tsunami waters.