Portland artist Craig Winslow uses projected light to temporarily resurrect dozens of “ghost signs,” the faded ads painted on the sides of historic buildings. With high-end graphic skills and intricate projection mapping, Craig’s beautiful illuminations pay homage to a bygone craft. Now he’s working to restore a ghost sign with a permanent light installation, visible every night in Astoria’s historic district.
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.
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.
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.