Given the political push and pull over the U.S. Post Office, I thought I’d check with Astoria Postmaster Phil Padfield on behalf of people who will need to mail in their ballots for the November 3 election. I asked him when they should be posted to be sure they arrive in time to be counted. […]
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and the Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency updated an air quality advisory Wednesday for Oregon and Southwest Washington due to smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington and California. ** Información en español ** DEQ has lifted the air quality advisory for the Oregon Coast. […]
Clatsop County businesses impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for a State of Oregon Small Business Grant between $2,500 and $25,000. Grant applications are due by this Friday and are open to businesses with 25 or fewer employees, including Sole Proprietors. Businesses that did not receive EIDL or Paycheck Protection Program funds are eligible and businesses that received minimal […]
The Oregon Legislature, in partnership with Governor Kate Brown and Business Oregon, has allocated $230,000 in state funds for the purpose of providing financial assistance to small businesses and non-profit organizations in Clatsop County that have been adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Oregon has allocated the funds to the […]
Astoria School District (ASD), in partnership with Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), is working to find solutions for child care issues in our community as the COVID pandemic continues. Both organizations, along with many others, are concerned about their employees’ families and safe child care. As a result, ASD and CMH will assist in the relocation […]
**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 […]
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.” […]
Face covering requirements apply to indoor public spaces, take effect on Wednesday, July 1 (Portland, OR) — Governor Kate Brown announced today that Oregonians statewide will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, beginning this Wednesday July 1. The guidance applies to businesses and members of the public visiting indoor public […]
Governor Brown has added Clatsop to the list of counties where face masks are required. Details below.
I heartily agree with the thoughts expressed in Mayor Bruce Jones’ guest column on racism, and I want to share it here. “The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King Jr.