Dyno Nobel to pay $429,000, donate toward equipment for…

South County Spotlight - News
EPA issues civil penalty against St. Helens chemical manufacturing plant for ammonia releases between 2010 and 2015.

St. Helens man sustains life-threatening injuries in…

South County Spotlight - News
Motorcyclist John Russell Nelson, 51, severely injured after rear-ending car on Monday, June 24

'Credible threat' forces Senate to cancel Saturday session

Portland Tribune - News
People associated with Oregon militia groups have been active on social media, calling for 'defense force' to protect GOP runaways.

Housing option bill builds bipartisan support

Portland Tribune - News
HB 2001 hopes to fill in 'missing middle' by opening land-use zones to more than just single-family homes.

Designing duo takes first

South County Spotlight - News
Scapppoose students take first place in 'Run for the Arts' T-shirt design competition

Sam Shiel selected as Elks Teen for June

South County Spotlight - News
Recent St. Helens High School graduate selected for award after being nominated by school staff

Gable Road improvements underway

South County Spotlight - News
Traffic detours and road changes expected to be in place until September while work continues

3 injured in crash at Highway 30, Bennett Road

South County Spotlight - News
Highway closed by multi-vehicle crash Monday afternoon; three people taken to hospital

St. Helens man sentenced for role in fatal DUII crash

South County Spotlight - News
Kody Allen, 20, sentenced two years after getting high and crashing into pedestrian on Gable Road

Scappoose City Council approves grants for community groups

South County Spotlight - News
Art classes, chess tournament, food pantry among programs funded by city of Scappoose

Port of Columbia County renews enterprise zone

South County Spotlight - News
10-year renewal confirms ongoing property tax incentives for qualifying businesses

'This is the saddest day of my legislative life'

Portland Tribune - News
State police begin search for runaways as legislative leaders tell absent GOP senators 'Oregon needs you.'

Senate GOP on the run; session bumbles into 'train wreck'

Portland Tribune - News
Cap-and-trade bill protest ruins quorum as governor sends state troopers to round up runaways.

May unemployment lowest in nearly three years

Portland Tribune - News
State's recent economic expansion has seen the lowest unemployment rates since 1976.

Cap and trade passes House after heated debate

Portland Tribune - News
State's new environmental policy heavily regulates carbon emissions, causing some to worry about economic impact.

Lawmakers try to keep manufactured homes in the neighborhood

Portland Tribune - News
Legislation to protect affordable mobile homes and other housing faces uphill struggle for funding and approval.

State turns to consultants to clean up foster care mess

Portland Tribune - News
Alvarez and Marsal get a $1 million contract to handle 'crisis consulting' for agency battered by problems.

Proposed tobacco tax springs to life as referral to voters

Portland Tribune - News
Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders hope voters approve a $2 per-pack tax hike to fund Oregon Health Plan.

Dome Digest

Portland Tribune - News
Each of these bills passed their last hurdle this week and now head next to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

Democrats back off campaign contribution limits

Portland Tribune - News
With opposition looming in the Senate, supporters say they'll push for constitutional changes in another session.

DEQ, Kaiser Gypsum reach settlement

South County Spotlight - News
Settlement to fund DEQ cleanup of contaminated wetlands at Armstrong property

Scappoose Middle students finalists in design contest

South County Spotlight - News
Designs created by five students selected to be in the finals of the Run for the Arts T-shirt design competition

Cornelius Pass Road closure draws closer

South County Spotlight - News
Residents concerned about lack of repaving, longer commutes, dangerous detours

CC Rider to receive two buses from TriMet

South County Spotlight - News
TriMet donating two used buses, offsetting Columbia County Rider bus shortages

Phone scam targets 'suspended' Social Security numbers

South County Spotlight - News
Law enforcement warns of latest phone call scam gaining traction around country

School's out for summer!

South County Spotlight - News
Grant Watts Elemenary School celebrates last week of school with a variety of activities

Grant funds sought to repair 2 iconic Columbia County…

South County Spotlight - News
Grant funds from Preserving Oregon Heritage would help repair Columbia Theater, Watts House

Scappoose OKs $24K contract with outgoing superintendent

South County Spotlight - News
Paul Peterson to be paid for two-months of consulting work in July, August after contract approval

Scappoose School District approves $32.6M budget

South County Spotlight - News
Some positions not being refilled, money allocated for superintendent advisor

Rylee Marks selected as Elks Teen of the Month

South County Spotlight - News
Marks, a recent St. Helens High School graduate, selected for commitment to service, school involvement

Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival to make return

South County Spotlight - News
Five years after the festival ended a 25-year run, organizers plan to revive sauerkraut celebration

Rash of cars crashing into buildings in Scappoose

South County Spotlight - News
Different factors contribute to each collision, with 3 requiring Scappoose police summons

2019 CCEC graduates recognized at ceremony

South County Spotlight - News
Students individually honored at graduation on June 12 in St. Helens School District

Air horns of protest can't stall action on climate…

Portland Tribune - News
An environmental plan that will dramatically change industry in Oregon cleared a key hurdle in Salem.

Political turblence could derail cap-and-trade plans

Portland Tribune - News
Democratic leaders are trying to hold votes together as they work to quell concerns.

Lawmakers say so long to single-use plastic bags

Portland Tribune - News
Plastic straws? Gone. Plastic bags? Gone. Polystyrene boxes for takeout food? Still hanging around.

Post-conviction relief for marijuana crimes gets…

Portland Tribune - News
A second bill allows the governor to work with other states to export Oregon's weed.

Court upholds $4.1 million award to former…

South County Spotlight - News
Appellate court upholds lower court decision that former Scappoose city manager violated former police chief's right to speech

Lawmakers want to park suspended licenses for…

Portland Tribune - News
Some worry state practice hits poor people with an expensive legal double-whammy.

Dome digest

Portland Tribune - News
These bills might not make headlines, but they may make a difference to Oregonians.

PERS vote riles union fury toward Dems

Portland Tribune - News
Unions, loyal financial backers of Oregon Democrats, feel betrayed and consider putting their political money elsewhere.

Port adds 80 acres to lease for NEXT

South County Spotlight - News
The renewable fuel company now has access to 105 acres to build a biofuel facility

Needle exchange coming to county

South County Spotlight - News
Opiate Task Force is leading a program to provide clean needles to people who inject drugs

County pushes for property tax to fund public…

South County Spotlight - News
CC Rider faces more service cuts unless voters approve service district in November

The home stretch

South County Spotlight - News
St. Helens High School seniors visit schools in caps and gowns in leadup to graduation festivities

St. Helens approves $43M city budget

South County Spotlight - News
Include addition of police officer, increase in recreation staff, administrative staff

Firefighters to be included on roadside memorials

South County Spotlight - News
Bill to have names of fallen firefighters included on ODOT memorials heads to governor's office

DUII crash sends 2 to hospital, 1 via Life Flight

South County Spotlight - News
Washington man arrested following involvement in the crash on HW 30 and Neer City Road

Emergency crews quell garage fire

South County Spotlight - News
Fire officials remind residents to follow proper procedures when disposing of ashes

Columbia 911 ballot typo talks continue

South County Spotlight - News
Board of directors expected to take action after election results are certified

St. Helens explores park build on portion of old…

South County Spotlight - News
Design will establish park ideas and also help define southern boundary of two lots

Legislature endorses Oregon's move to national…

Portland Tribune - News
A bill to join other states in ignoring the Electoral College now goes to Gov. Kate Brown's desk.

What time is it? Permanent DST, lawmakers say

Portland Tribune - News
If California joins Oregon and Washington, Congress must let the three states abandon Pacific Standard Time.

Voters could get a say in campaign finance limit…

Portland Tribune - News
'The big thing is blocking the billionaires, because right now, they can just try to buy it.'

'Flying Eagle' perched on city waterfront

South County Spotlight - News
Hand-carved wooden canoe on display for weeklong 'Eagle Fest' near Columbia View Park in St. Helens

Dorothy Jean Johnson

South County Spotlight - News
November 3, 1927-May 30, 2019Dorothy Johnson passed away at her home on May 30, 2019, at the age of 91.

Audit: Foster care changes need time, more staff

Portland Tribune - News
A month before lawmakers adopt a budget, DHS hasn't said how many workers it needs to make things better.

Governor signs bill prohibiting use of canines for…

South County Spotlight - News
UPDATE June 13: Legislation stemming from a Columbia County case, first reported by the Spotlight, signed by Gov. Kate Brown

Meetings set: NW Cornelius Pass Road to close in…

Portland Tribune - News
Public meetings will be held in three counties to explain the need for the safety projects and detours to use during the 11-week closure.

Brown weighs plan to squeeze 'kicker' rebate

Portland Tribune - News
Capping the amount taxpayers could receive is one idea being floated to fund housing and infrastructure projects.

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