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Faded ‘ghost signs’ given new life in Astoria

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.


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.

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.