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To those of you who are moving to the North Coast in order to flee unrest and high taxation, I would like to ask you to kindly vote for candidates this November who will continue to protect th…

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When The Astorian contacted me about having tested positive for COVID-19, I was reluctant to settle for an interview and a story written by a reporter because the very nature of this experienc…

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I am wondering if the Seaside City Council has considered closing Broadway (west of U.S. Highway 101) to traffic, for the summer of 2020. I see the value in demanding that our guests practice …

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Summer is here, COVID restrictions have eased, and it’s a beautiful time to get outside —with some considerations. The pandemic caused a $22 million budget shortfall for Oregon State Parks, wh…

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The recent “Refections on broadcaster’s ‘This I Believe’" was interesting. I would like to ask Skyler Archibald a few questions about his “privilege.” He seems to believe “We” are somehow guil…

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Next time you head to the beach, be sure to keep an eye out for the gray, wiggling bodies of mole crabs. Aptly named for their ability to burrow in the saturated sand of the changing tides, th…

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The world of track and field athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Olympian, James Edward “Jim” Grelle, the fourth American to run under four minutes for the mile and a true running pi…

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Feels out-of-step to be writing a tourism column in the current climate. There are so many important things going on in the world and in our country that demand attention. I hope you’re doing …

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May 29 marked the 62nd anniversary of Fort Clatsop’s entrance into the National Park System. What began in 1958 as the Fort Clatsop National Memorial is now the Lewis and Clark National Histor…

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Fuzzy, plump and cute enough to squeeze, newborn harbor seal season is in full swing. While their big brown eyes might look irresistible we all must remember: Do not touch seal pups! It is imp…

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In these unprecedented times, I have found myself reflecting more and more on the importance of tradition. Our great nation is rooted in many wonderful traditions. They bind us together, they …

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As I watch Saturday’s misguided and ultimately futile attempt to turn back the clock to a time when we were free, I wonder where we’re going. As crisis by crisis, fear by fear, the elite gathe…

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‘Be smart; be kind,” said Gov. Kate Brown last week. “I’m asking Oregonians to be smart and be kind.” She spoke of the medical information, the economic concerns, the stresses and strains on e…

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If Seaside lodging reopens before phase two, we risk businesses unprepared for demand pushing against occupancy and supply constraints resulting in customers angry and abusive because their ex…

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Almost 20 years ago I entered my first year of college at Western Oregon University. I arrived on campus before most other students to play football. The team was staying in temporary dorms an…

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If Joe Foss and his friends really care and want to support Seaside, I’d love to see them move into the houses they own here. I deeply resent their complaints about how vacation rental dwellin…

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A vote for John Toyooka is a vote to help our county recover. In our current economic crisis, John has the experience to make the kinds of decisions that will be required to help our local bus…

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My family has owned a vacation rental in Seaside for 23 years and we have always truly cared about and supported Seaside in many ways, financially and otherwise. We aren’t sure where it starte…

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With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Pacific CCO is keenly aware of the additional burdens and challenges for everyone. We are so thankful for the dedication and response from …

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We need John Toyooka to help our businesses recover from the damage Clatsop County Commissioner Sarah Nebeker has done over the last eight years implementing harmful policies for our communities.

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Today I talked with Seaside Mayor Jay Barber. I asked him why and who made the decision of closing Seaside beach to locals when all other beaches are allowing their locals on the beach, even t…

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we view the world, adding masks and personal protective equipment to our daily lives. Hand-washing, stay-at-home orders, the beach is closed — here…