Recovery center must pay back start-up loans to Warren man

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Man who lent Medicine Wheel Recovery more than $80,000 files suit after non-payment

St. Helens students march with Mickey

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St. Helens High School marching band students take part in parade at Disneyland theme park in California

Scappoose board bumps salary range for prospective super

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Board approved salary range of $130K to $140K to increase appeal of open position

Scappoose school board postpones adoption of health…

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Board fails to pass majority vote to renew adoption of health curriculum, including sexuality education

Columbia County hires new public health administrator

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County hires Michael Paul as it reviews contracts for local health providers

Columbia City to host benefit concert next weekend

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Pianist Michael Allen Harrison will perform; ticket proceeds to benefit community hall rennovations

Scappoose gets first brunt of power outages due to wind

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Electric utility crews respond to trees in power linesm causing some to lose power Monday and Tuesday

No timeline yet for transfer of Cornelius Pass Road

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Report indicates 171 crashes from Multnomah County line to Highway 30 over six-year span

Rainier man, 2 teens jailed for burglary, theft of marijuana

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Investigators say suspects stole more than $1,000 worth of marijuana from RAD Nursery

Veterans Day ceremonies draw crowds in Scappoose, St. Helens

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Local chapters of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, host ceremonies

Two vehicle fatal crash causes Highway 30 closure

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One fatality reported by Oregon State Police; woman killed was a 19-year-old Longview resident

Ceremonies, events hosted in Columbia County to honor…

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A listing of local events taking place Saturday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day

Record-high donations to Backpack Program help largest…

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Backpack Program now serving more than 160 students in the St. Helens School District

Cannon returns to McCormick Park, new plaza in works

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World War II 105 mm Howitzer cannon now bolted to cement, adorned with new plaque

Scappoose approves application for $1.7M loan to build OMIC…

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Loan would cover construction of Charles T. Parker Way, be repaid partially by 2019 bond sales

St. Helens students showcase tiny house at conference

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SHHS students' work featured at the Build Small Live Large Summit at Portland State University

Port expansion opponents raise access issues

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As deliberations on farmland rezone are delayed, critics say PGE has stronghold on railroad and dock at Port Westward

Dock, launch fees at Scappoose Bay Marina to increase

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Daily launch fee will remain $5, with discounted annual launch permits for military and seniors to increase by $2

St. Helens marching band, color guard score high at state…

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Band ranks 16 out of 26 overall at Northwest Association for Performing Arts Championships

St. Helens man pursues toymaker dreams

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Jake Jones of St. Helens takes on toymaking industry and launches fundraiser to support family business, AJ Play

County collects nearly $73 million in property taxes

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Breakdown shows most money goes to schools, fire districts and incorporated cities

Honoring Columbia County Veterans

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Scappoose High School students host annual breakfast to honor veterans and their families

Voters renew PCC's $185 million bond by wide margin

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Funds will improve PCC's job training centers, increasing the lifespan of facilities and reducing long-term costs, according to college officials.

PCC bond measure approved

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Despite approval in larger areas, Columbia County voters say 'no' to new Portland Communtiy College bond

First results: PCC cruising to win

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UPDATE: Sherwood voters elected Renee Brouse to the council and again rejected recreational marijuana.

Former CCMH counselor was serial abuser

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Alby worked as a therapist in Columbia and Washington counties in the 1990s, often counseling children and spending time with them privately, court…

Water system at Port Westward has generated no users, zero…

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At $8.67 million, Port Westward's water system is one of the most expensive undertakings at the site to date

St. Helens staff mulling ways to support city parks

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Staff consider multitude of options including levies, adopt-a-park programs and 'gifting' lesser used parks

Former St. Helens schools assistant files lawsuit

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Cathy Brake files $500K lawsuit against school district, Northwest Regional Education Service District

Scappoose parents host bazaar for tech lab

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Annual fundraiser to support recently launched Scappoose Middle School science and technology lab

ST. HELENS BAND, COLOR GUARD TAKE HOME HONORS

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Ensemble prepares for championship performance in Eugene on Saturday, Nov. 4

TAKING A BITE OUT OF HUNGER

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Proceeds from SHEDCO Halloween-themed Bite of Columbia County fundraiser benefit food bank, school food program

Trunk or treat with St. Helens police

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St. Helens Police Department and other public agencies host family-friendly event on Halloween

Driver trapped overnight in vehicle after crash on Dutch…

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Car went over embankment Thursday night; man rescued Friday morning and taken to Portland hospital

Veterans memorial cannon to be returned to McCormick Park

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A World War II cannon stolen from the park in 2016 returns this week several months after court case settled

Costs for Spirit of Halloweentown highest ever

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City staff, consultants said festival succeeds in attracting tourists to benefit businesses

Four arrested after stolen monitoring device found

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Device worth estimated $20,000 stolen from NW Natural construction site in Clatsop County

Scappoose man arrested after shooting son

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20-year-old fabricates story about attempted car burglar in Halloween mask to cover for his father

Several car break-ins reported in Scappoose

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Police searching for suspect who used stolen credit card at three different Fred Meyer stores

PUD customers target of phone scam

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Calls to businesses and residents mimick energy company's phone system, asking for payment

Man shot in St. Helens after confrontation with…

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Police responded to shooting Monday morning on Mardrona Court; one person sustains non-life-threatening injuries

Spooktacular sights throughout Columbia County!

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Columbia County residents get festive with Halloween home decor in St. Helens and Scappoose

Ban on grocery taxes in the works

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Petitioners gather signatures to get initiative on ballot for St. Helens and state level

House fire in St. Helens causes $100K in damage

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Cause of fire still under investigation; residents alerted to fire by smoke detector

St. Helens marching band to perform at Disneyland

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Sixty high school students will travel to California in Novemeber for trip to Anaheim

Trinity Degraffenreid selected as Elks Teen of the…

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High school senior selected for recognition for academic performance and personal character

Former Columbia County man found in China, now in…

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Toby Andrew Mendenhall, who lived in Columbia City, in Washington County Jail after being returned from China

Costumed characters fill St. Helens library

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St. Helens Public Library hosts costumed storytime; pumpkin painting event planned Friday afternoon

Scappoose residents preview housing growth

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Residents share concerns about housing density, building heights and affordabilty during open house event

Deployed sailor gets pen pals thanks to 6th grade…

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Students at Columbia City Elementary School write letters to St. Helens High School grad stationed in Japan

Tentative trial date set for accused murderer Butts

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Man accused of murdering Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter could appear in court for 2019 trial

Scappoose school board approves website upgrade

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District will increase spending on contract with BlackBoard to update website, launch mobile app

Columbia County scrambles to hire new public health…

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Previous employee may have had conflict of interest while working for county

'Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings'

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Scappoose High School drama program debuts performance of holiday classic, 'It's a Wonderful Life'

St. Helens family looking for missing teen

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17-year-old Marciano Sakhoeun missing for more than a week; Police and family seeking information

Trump is keeping state attorneys busy

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Oregon AG has filed eight suits against the Trump Administration so far compared to none against the Obama Administration by then

Former cop sentenced to jail for sexual abuse…

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Gene Baska, retired Vernonia police officer, pleads no contest to attempted sex abuse, luring of teen girls

Columbia River PUD breaks ground on new Scappoose…

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Columbia River PUD hosts ceremony for construction of new electrical subsation named after Sen. Betsy Johnson

SAFE: Addressing violence requires 'holistic'…

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Director says need for programs to serve survivors of violence, assault, is ever-present

St. Helens man named person of interest in…

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Head-on collision near Damascus sends woman to hospital with critical injuries

Manufacturing success

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Oregon Aero gives students inside glimpse at company's operations during Manufacturing Day

CASTING A SPELL ON ST. HELENS

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Appearances from 'Halloweentown' cast draw thousands to St. Helens for weekend of events

Man arrested for rape in Scappoose

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Police investigation and search of trailer led to arrest of 37-year-old Bruce McGuire

PUD will sue state energy department again over…

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State agency appeals prior court ruling as PUD, others, gear up for new lawsuit

Bonamici visits St. Helens to observe new student…

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St. Helens school staff showcase new approach for student assessment during school visit

St. Helens public forum violates fire code

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City staff, fire marshal to review room occupancy limits after complaint filed

Columbia 911 district sifts through executive…

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18 applications received from across the country; board of directors to review this month

St. Helens students discover the power of words

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Community groups donate dictionaries to hundreds of St. Helens third-graders

County approves land use statement for Rainier RV…

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After appeal, commissioners urge septic system upgrades at Deer Pointe Meadows

St. Helens band is hitting the high notes

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St. Helens marching band and color guard take home first-place title at Sunset Classic Competition

Bob Dudley of Scappoose celebrates 100th birthday

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Long-time Columbia County resident Bob Dudley joins the ranks of centenarians

State data show trends in student performance

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Data for Scappoose and St. Helens School Distirct's avaliable; trends in graduation and drop out rates emerge

From teaching to volunteering, St. Helens woman…

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Patty Rismoen named volunteer of the month for October by Columbia County RSVP

Property slated for Scappoose pool to be sold

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City in negotiations with Wauna Federal Credit union for land on Second Street

St. Helens teen faces charges on DUII case

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Kody Allen accused of driving while inhaling nitrous oxide days prior to fatal crash, grand jury probe reveals

Governor announces 2 manufacturing partners for OMIC

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Gov. Kate Brown, while on a trade mission to Japan, says OSG Tools in Tokyo and Mitsubishi Material and Tools sign on to OMIC, one exploring site…

SIA students dash for donations during school…

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Sauvie Island Academy students run laps for cash pledges during fourth annual jog-a-thon

County to get $29K from bus agencies after driver…

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Commissioners approve agreement with First Transit, one of two bus agencies involved

CRFR, Clatskanie firefighters sent to California to…

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Wildland firefighters sent along with Clatsop County taskforce to fight fires near San Francisco

Igniting the Spirit of Halloweentown

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Month-long Halloween celebration off to to a tasty, tune-laden start; 'Halloweentown' celebs in town this weekend

OMIC R&D: 'Anchor for innovation'

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As OMIC takes shape, state sinks $14 million into improvements at new advanced manufacturing site

Children's fountain lights up sky, young faces

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Columbia County Rotary Children's Fountain unveiled to the public at Heritage Park

St. Helens home destroyed in blaze Saturday morning

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Heat and flames caused minor damage to neighboring homes while crews battled the fire

Suspect caught after chase, crash near Clatskanie

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K9 Lars helps track man who led deputy on pursuit, then crashed and fled on foot

Scappoose middle-schooler arrested after making…

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Scappoose Police Department charge 13-year-old with disorderly conduct after comment made on YouTube

Stolen vehicle crashed outside of Rainier

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Emergency crews recover vehicle Monday night, no one discovered in or near car

Scappoose stares down $20.5 million in sewer…

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City will need to replace aging equipment, increase capacity over next 20 years

Budget of St. Helens school buildings altered by…

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Superintendent says some inflation costs were anticipated, justified by their added value

New decor in St. Helens proves all that glitters is…

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Behemoth pumpkin adorns the Columbia Courthouse Plaza for Spirit of Halloweentown festivities

Volunteer crews dig for wapato plants on Sauvie…

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Native American nonprofit group helps with Sturgeon Lake restoration by collecting native species

Former Columbia County man arrested on murder…

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Todd Marchant, accused of killing his St. Helens neighbor in 2009, arrested last month for alleged killing of man following argument

Second bark dust fire in a month reported at Beaver…

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Scappoose Fire District responded Sunday to spontaneous combustion fire at facility

Oregon's treasurer visits Port of St. Helens

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Tobias Read briefed on county's industrial growth during mid-week visit to county

St. Helens marching band and color guard earn high…

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St. Helens marching band and color guard take second place in division, earn award for visual performance

Medford man sentenced in murder of Portland woman…

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Jesse Allen Lane, 29, sentenced to life in prison for murder of Apache Rose Hightower after taking plea deal

New fountain gets finishing touches

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Public dedication ceremony planned Saturday evening, Oct. 7 in Heritage Park

Homecoming events scheduled for Scappoose High…

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Want to support your alma mater and root for the Indians? Scappoose High homecoming week is Oct. 9 to 12.

Clatskanie man pleads guilty to indecency,…

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Jerrus Storm Lumijarvi of Clatskanie pleads guilty to indecency, second-degree encouraging child sex abuse

Chat with county commissioners

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Want to have a discussion with county commissioners outside the Columbia County Courthouse? Here's your chance.

St. Helens City Council says no to sugar-sweetened…

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After public forum and deliberations, City Council votes against proposed tax

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