Watch Out for Scam Calls

**The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning the public about several emerging health care fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scammers are selling fake COVID-19 test kits and unapproved treatments through telemarketing calls, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits. Many scammers are promising free care to patients in order to gain access to their […]

Independence Day

Heather Cox Richardson Jul 4 And on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” […]

Attend a meeting

The Astoria City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 P.M. on the second floor of City Hall, 11th and Duane. We also have a work session on the third Thursday of each month at 1 P.M. in the same location. We don’t vote at work sessions but they […]

Vacation rentals

I’ve become aware there is some confusion about what the City Council has done regarding vaction rentals like AirB&Bs. To clarify, the updated regulations on vacation rentals do not make anything illegal that has not already been illegal for quite some time. Whole house vacation rentals are and have been against the law in Astoria. […]

Keep Recycling!

You may have thought, “why bother any more?” With all the news about China refusing to take any more recycling from the U.S., you may have thought it was all going into the landfill anyway. But it’s not! At least here on Oregon’s North Coast. Recology continues to pick up your recycling and they are […]