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Rockslide closes one lane on Hwy 30 east of Bradley

  One lane on a section of U.S. Highway 30 east of the Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint will remain closed through the holiday weekend as the state continues to evaluate a rockslide in the area. The lane closure is not impacting traffic flow, according to a spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The transportation…


Landslide blocks WA Route 401 until further notice

This report today from The Washington State Department of Transportation, about a mudslide blocking an important route between Astoria and Naselle: Rocks and a mudslide on SR 401 southbound at milepost 2 has both lanes blocked by debris since 11:00 am today [Wednesday] until further notice.  For reference, Route 401 is the road drivers are…


Astoria officials upbeat about vaccine compliance

Story by KMUN Correspondent Jacob Lewin [Scroll down to listen] Astoria city officials are upbeat about compliance with the city’s covid vaccine mandate. Next  Monday is the deadline and 89% of staff have been vaccinated. Others are in the process of being  vaccinated or have been exempted but are working under restrictions. Fire Chief Dan…


Warrenton firefighters have a change of heart over vaccine mandate

Volunteer firefighters in Warrenton have had a change of heart. A month ago, city officials feared that most of them would resign rather than be forced to get vaccinated. Today the situation is very different. KMUN’s Jacob Lewin reports: [Scroll down to listen] The city of Warrenton has 20 volunteer firefighters, three paid staff, and…


Clatsop County school admins weigh in on in person school during the pandemic

Administrators from Clatsop County school districts weighed in at a press conference Wednesday about what seems to be a successful school year so far, as COVID-19 continues to define how adults and children interact outside of home. Joanne Rideout reports. [Scroll down to listen] “I think the community needs to understand the details that we…


OHA says get your flu shot – this season could be a bad one

Now that fall is here, the Oregon Health Authority wants Oregonians to know we could be headed into a bad flu season. The season for flu generally starts around October and can continue into the spring.   The pandemic had a large impact on last year’s flu season. We were staying physically distant, wearing masks and staying home…


ODOT Begins Work on Astoria Megler Bridge

ODOT has started installing containment equipment on the bridge to prepare for the upcoming painting and repairs. During construction, plan for a single lane traffic with flaggers and up to 20 minute delays on weekdays. Single lane closures will be allowed: Daily, Monday through Thursday, between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ​Daily, Friday, between 6 a.m. to 5…



SW WA US Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler To Host Telephone Town Hall Meeting

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 12 @ 5:30PM Pacific Standard Time. All residents of Southwest Washington’s third congressional district are invited to join Representative Herrera Beutler as she gives an update on her work in Congress for Southwest Washington. Residents will also be invited to…