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20 hrs ago | South County Spotlight

Port Westward projects come into focus

First, the Oregon Department of State Lands on Monday, Aug. 18, resoundingly denied coal-export hopeful Ambre Energy's application for a removal-fill permit needed for its Coyote Island Terminal facility in Boardman.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR, Opinion

Yesterday | Sherwoodgazette.com

Crime stats on the rise for the year - Friday, 22 August 2014 01:00

In the wake of a recent burglary spree in St. Helens, law enforcement officials say crime rates may not decline for a few months.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, St. Helens, OR

Yesterday | South County Spotlight

Superintendent asks parents to request transfer

The superintendent of the Scappoose School District has asked parents of students at Grant Watts Elementary School to consider asking for their children to be reassigned to Warren Elementary School, the district's other school for kindergarten through third-grade students.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR, Education Etc., Warren, OR

Yesterday | South County Spotlight

Conn draws 2 challengers for city council position

Susan Conn will not receive a bye as she runs to be elected in her own right to the St. Helens City Council in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR, Scappoose, OR

Yesterday | Sherwoodgazette.com

St. Helens history book project getting off the ground - Friday, 22 August 2014 01:00

The Columbia County Museum Association project to commission a book on the history of St. Helens is getting underway, the book's designated author announced Thursday, Aug. 21. Tricia Brown, the Scappoose-based writer tapped by Arcadia Publishing to write 'St.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR, Scappoose, OR

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Oregon agency rejects coal terminal on Columbia

Oregon state regulators rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Boardman, OR, St. Helens, OR, Morrow County, OR

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Newberg Graphic

Weekend markets fill community niches - Friday, 15 August 2014 01:00

Whether someone is searching for a bargain, looking for local goods or simply out for a good time, two weekend markets in the Scappoose area seek to provide a worthwhile experience while the weather is good.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR, Portland, OR

South County Spotlight

'Young Eagles' taking to Scappoose skies at Wings Wheels - Friday, 15 August 2014 01:00

Wings & Wheels returns to Scappoose Industrial Airpark for its fourth year on Saturday, Aug. 23, with airplane rides for children, a car and motorcycle show, a business exposition, and more.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR, Kids, Family

The Newberg Graphic

Artwork brightens empty storefront in Houlton - Friday, 15 August 2014 01:00

The work of a Scappoose artist is now on display for passersby looking through the windows of an otherwise empty storefront next to Houlton Bakery in St. Helens.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR, St. Helens, OR

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Driver arrested after crashing into Scappoose residence

Few details have been released, but the driver of a passenger car was arrested in the early hours of Aug. 14, for driving under the influence of intoxicants after crashing a vehicle into an occupied Scappoose home near the Scappoose Fire District.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Supposed bomb at St. Helens treatment center is an illegal firework

A potentially scary situation at a residential treatment facility in St. Helens turned out to be a non-event on the afternoon of Aug. 13, 2014, said St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss.

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KXL-AM Portland

More Wildfires Sparked by Light Show

Portland, Oregon A series of Thunders Storms moved across the state Tuesday .The National Weather Service say the storms forming as early as 7 A.M. in the morning.

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Related Topix: Weather, Vernonia, OR

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Examiner.com

Scappoose Fire Calls for Service Aug. 4-8

During the week of Aug. 4- Aug. 8, the Scappoose Fire District responded to a variety of calls for assistance.

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Related Topix: Fire, Scappoose, OR, Clatskanie, OR, Vernonia, OR

The Newberg Graphic

Farmers help food bank feed those in need - Friday, 08 August 2014 11:57

At 4 p.m. on a Monday in August, 80-year-old Warren resident Richard Scherer is busy tending to his potato crops.

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Related Topix: Warren, OR, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Aug 06, 2014

OregonLive.com

Volunteer orientation for those interested in helping seniors

Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services is recruiting volunteers for a variety of programs to support older adults in Washington and Columbia counties.

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Related Topix: Washington County, OR, Hillsboro, OR, Medicare, Health

The Oregonian

Gov. Kitzhaber declares Rowena wildfire a conflagration as it threatens 70 homes

This designation, which authorizes the Oregon fire marshal to mobilize crews who focus on structures, emphasizes the risk to 70 homes in Rowena.

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Related Topix: John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Washington County, OR, Yamhill County, OR, Wasco County, OR

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Examiner.com

St. Helens police arrest South County burglar

Working together, the St. Helens Police Department and Columbia County Sheriff's Office identified a suspect in the string of burglaries that has plagued the south county region for several months.

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Related Topix: St. Helens, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbia City, OR

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Forest Grove News-Times

The big 1-0-0 at Beaver Homes Grange - Friday, 01 August 2014 01:00

The centennial celebration for the Beaver Homes Grange in Goble will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. Members of the public are invited to attend a series of free events at the grange that include games for children and adults, what grange master Melvin Brady describes as 'a lesson in history' that will be complimented by historic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Beaver

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Clatskanie woman arrested on burglary, assault and menacing charges

A domestic disturbance in the Clatskanie area sent a man to the hospital and landed a female area resident in the Columbia County Jail on charges of assault in the first degree, burglary in the first degree and menacing.

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Related Topix: Clatskanie, OR

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Forest Grove News-Times

Lingering UGB decision in Scappoose stifles growth plans - Friday, 25 July 2014 09:32

As prime real estate adjacent to the Scappoose airport remains deadlocked pending the outcome of a legal appeal, some are worried the lengthy process could compromise the city's economic future.

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Related Topix: Scappoose, OR

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