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Local News: Jordan Cove LNG project permit deadline extension

DSL extends Jordan Cove Removal-Fill permit decision date after request from applicant SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Department of State Lands Director Vicki Walker last week approved extending the deadline for a Removal-Fill permit decision on the Jordan Cove LNG application to Jan. 31, 2020, based on a Sept. 13 letter from the applicant requesting the…

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Local News: Astoria again seeks new community development director

Astoria resumes hunt for new community development director By Joanne Rideout The City of Astoria is once again seeking a new community development director. That’s after a the city identified two candidates earlier this year, neither of whom ultimately accepted the position. The City conducted a meet and greet and interviewed two candidates in May…

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Local News: Costa Rica exchange program visits Astoria

A group of visitors from Costa Rica is in Astoria this week. They are part of an organization with deep roots both locally and in Central America. Coast Community Radio’s Jacob Lewin reports. Script follows, Listen Below [3:17] [rising bus sounds…] When eleven Costa Ricans arrived at the Astoria transit center on Sunday, they were…

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Local News: A look at Tuesday’s Astoria City Council Meeting

In a three-and-a-half hour public meeting Tuesday, the Astoria City Council fine tuned their approach to waterfront code changes and sent recommendations back to staff to create a template for more discussion at a later meeting. Joanne Rideout reports: Script follows, Listen Below [2:45]: __________________________________________________________ They settled on a 28 foot height limit, with exceptions…