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I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of putting out a bond measure for the new fire/police station at the November election. The bond measure has been delayed until next year, d…

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Friends, neighbors, colleagues and community members: Let’s celebrate successes and achievements to nourish and sustain ourselves in a time of renewed challenges.

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A little-noticed initiative by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR and five other senators would boost local jobs, accelerate sales and improve economies. The Local Journalism Sust…

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In 1992, I became the principal of Cannon Beach Elementary School. During that first year, I discovered something that would come to change my career. I found a picture of the school in a closet.

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I’m sitting here on the bay by the old Seaside High School, wondering what the proposed plan is for the property. As it sits, empty, run-down and sad-looking, I have memories of running my hea…

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I’ve heard it said that homelessness is such a difficult complex problem to solve. That sentiment can be used to justify throwing up our collective hands in frustration… or it can be a rallyin…

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Lance Lyons delivered these words in honor of his father, Raphael “Stubby” Lyons, at Broadway Field last Saturday.

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The year was 1998. I was a sophomore at Seaside High School. It was August and it was warm. I was engaged in the annual tradition of “daily doubles,” preseason football practices that were hel…

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Walking along the shoreline you might come across some of these guys. They are a species of salp called Salpa fusiformis.

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We are tourists visiting Seaside and what a lovely place it could be. Except for the heat wave, the mild weather is much enjoyed. We were dismayed to see all the trash in the streets and on th…

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It’s time for the sweetest day of the year, National Donut Day. As Americans celebrate all the gooey goodness of donuts on June 4, they may not know that, unlike other fun holidays, Donut Day …

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It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I learned yesterday that our dear friend Bill Berg died suddenly in a Portland hospital after several weeks of illness.

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The COVID-19 outbreak in India is a humanitarian crisis with global implications. It’s also a powerful reminder that we won’t end this pandemic anywhere unless we end it everywhere.

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I am asking you to please join me in voting for the reelection of the current Board members of the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District: Su Coddington, Celeste Tuhy Bodner, Mike Hinton, …

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In real estate, you must move quickly if an opportunity presents itself, especially if other buyers have offers in hand. The Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District Board of Directors used …

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I cannot accept these vague representations from “Transparency” group candidates for Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District Board of Directors positions. They’ve no vision but a desire to …

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My friend Al called the other day. When I told him I wrote articles for local publications, he was interested. “What do you write about?” Good question. “Mostly church-lady politician stuff ab…

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Today’s headlines in the Daily Astorian, one on top of the other, with absolutely no irony: “County appeals to governor to lift virus restrictions,” and “County reports 14 new virus cases” (no…

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Let’s talk about pyrosomes! Often called sea pickles or sea squirts, pyrosomes are most commonly found in tropical waters, but stormy ocean conditions are known to bring the mysterious creatur…