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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is the city council actively seeking to destroy the businesses in Seaside with this latest closure? Haven’t the panicking federal, state and county done enough harm. Do you want to make it wor…

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I live in Seaside and work in Cannon Beach and was an outspoken voice begging organizers of Savor Cannon Beach to cancel their event, which was eventually “strongly recommended to cancel” by t…

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I asked our county commissioners to consider adding cap and trade to the agenda for a thorough review. Only two of five are interested in investigating the issues surrounding the current legislation.

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On March 14, Clatsop Community College will host the 18th annual WINGS Conference (Women Interested In Going to School).

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I am writing this to encourage people to vote for Vineeta Lower for HD 32 in our May Primary also in our November election.

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I own Lance Wagner Photography in Seaside. In an effort to build stronger community ties I am offering free environmental portraits for anyone that wishes to participate in my Common Thread Po…

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Clatsop County voters should decline to sign the petitions that would force a recall vote on Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell. A recall will be expensive, and if it succeeds it will result in a represent…

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As a Seaside resident and a senior, I am always very concerned with the home taxes going up year after year. I lived in Nevada for 35 years where they have a homestead exemption — which protec…

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The holiday season is suddenly upon us, which means it is time to celebrate with our family and friends by sharing delicious meals together. However, for some in our community it is a time of …

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The volunteers of Seaside Laundry Love want to say a heartfelt thank you to those in our community that gave so generously to Laundry Love's Annual Clothing Giveaway.

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I intend to dismiss my suit against the city (see “Seaside drowning suit,” A-1). The suit was my way of fulfilling an obligation I felt to Conner. The last act I could do for him, defend his c…

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Before the REdfield-8 phone numbers were used in Seaside, the R.J. Marx article brought to mind the prior phone number scenario I remember when I visited my grandparents when they lived on Nor…

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Long power outages are dangers to our health, livelihoods and quality of life. Western Oregon Electric Company Board of Directors’ policy and priorities are crucial aspects of how this is mana…

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Due to a garage full of smoke, I had reason this past week to call the Seaside Fire Department and I want to take this opportunity to thank those firemen who responded for the fine job they did.

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In Senator Betsy Johnson’s scripted speech before she voted against SB870 I can’t decide what’s worse; Johnson’s shocking defense of Donald Trump or her assault against the National Popular Vo…

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Back in the ’70s I retired from the military and went to work for the post office. A few years later my brother retired from the military and moved to Oregon.