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LOCAL NEWS: OHA virtual forum addresses Pacific Seafood Warrenton outbreak

LOCAL NEWS: OHA virtual forum addresses Pacific Seafood Warrenton outbreak by Joanne Rideout At a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, representatives from the Oregon Health Authority, Clatsop County, Pacific Seafood and other agencies answered the public’s questions about the recent COVID-19 outbreak at the Pacific Seafood plant in Warrenton. Joanne Rideout has more.  Read…

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LOCAL NEWS: Rural Internet Series – A look at internet access in rural Clatsop County

This past spring, the lower Columbia Pacific region became part of the wider pandemic story happening across the nation and the world. As adults and school kids retreated to their homes to avoid the COVID-19 virus, overnight the demand for internet access skyrocketed. While people in urban areas likely didn’t feel the strain, rural customers…

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LOCAL NEWS: State infection rate dropping but still too high

Oregon Governor Kate Brown and other state officials held a press conference Friday to bring people up to date on where Oregon stands on COVD-19. Joanne Rideout reports. State epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidlinger said that while infection rates are dropping overall, the statewide infection rate is still too high to allow schools to open. Statistically,…

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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…