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LOCAL NEWS: SNAP recipients affected by wildfire can get help with food replacement

LOCAL NEWS: SNAP recipients affected by wildfire can get help with food replacement The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received federal approval for an additional extension for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 20 counties to request the replacement of benefits as a result of food loss due to power outages and…

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FATAL HIKING INCIDENT – TILLAMOOK COUNTY

On Sunday, September 27, 2020 at approximately 1:48 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a person who fell from a cliff, into the ocean, at Devil’s Cauldron trail in Oswald West State Park. Preliminary investigation revealed two people walked down the Devil’s Cauldron trail to take a photograph at a cliff side viewpoint.  Steven Gastelum (43)…

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LOCAL NEWS: Washington state senate candidates to debate in online forums

Washington State Senate candidates to debate in online forum The Washington State Primary election will be held August 4th. Southwest Washington candidates and voters are connecting online. More from Kathleen Morgain: (:10) Note: information on how to join this forum online or by phone is at the end of the script. Script below, Scroll down…

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LOCAL NEWS: Clatsop County Commission votes for mask requirement

LOCAL NEWS: Clatsop County Commission votes for mask requirement Script follows, Scroll Down to Listen [2:04] Wednesday night, the Clatsop County Commission voted unanimously during their online meeting to send a request to Governor Kate Brown asking that Clatsop be added to the list of counties statewide where face masks are required. Clatsop will become…

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LOCAL NEWS: Wahkiakum Commssioners Candidates Forum – Republican and Democratic candidates make their case to voters online

LOCAL NEWS: Wahkiakum Commssioners Candidates Forum – Republican and Democratic candidates make their case to voters online During a pandemic, elections go on. Wahkiakum Republicans and Democrats took the county’s first local candidates forum of the season online via Zoom. KMUN’s Kathleen Morgain has more.  Script follows, Scroll Down to Listen [2:35] Link to live…

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LOCAL NEWS: Astoria City Council votes to support county-wide mask requirement

LOCAL NEWS: Astoria City Council votes to support county-wide mask requirement Script follows; Scroll Down to Listen [3:40] In their online public meeting Monday, the Astoria City Council addressed the idea of requiring masks. The council has received quite a bit of public comment recently on the topic. Mayor Bruce Jones said that while information…

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LOCAL NEWS: Washington students to return to campuses this fall

LOCAL NEWS: Washington students to return to campuses this fall K through 12 students in Washington State will likely return to in-school, in-person learning this fall. KMUN’s Kathleen Morgain has more.  Script follows, Scroll down to Listen [1:15] State Superintendent of Schools Chris Reykdal has released a 55 page document of guidance for the re-opening…

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LOCAL NEWS: Brown declares “yellow light” statewide in reopening, after high Oregon COVID case counts

  LOCAL NEWS: Brown declares “yellow light” statewide in reopening, after high Oregon COVID case counts Script follows, scroll down to Listen…[2:41] by Joanne Rideout Responding to high COVID-19 case counts in the state this week. Oregon governor Kate Brown said her administration has put the brakes on further reopening temporarily, while experts assess what’s…

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LOCAL NEWS: Clatsop County jobless rate soars

LOCAL NEWS: Clatsop County jobless rate soars   New figures from the state employment department show the jobless rate in Clatsop County soared last month surging to 24.4 percent, the second worst rate in Oregon. The drop in tourism-related jobs was the biggest factor, but not the only one. Coast Community Radio’s Jacob Lewin reports:    …