Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

Oregon's first coronavirus case is announced

Oregon's first coronavirus case is announced

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The patient is being treated at a Hillsboro hospital after testing positive for the disease.
Intel bans employee travel to coronavirus-stricken countries

Intel bans employee travel to coronavirus-stricken countries

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Intel, Hillsboro's largest employer, operates its largest manufacturing plant at Ronler Acres.
CASA: Another set of eyes on foster care

CASA: Another set of eyes on foster care

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Court-appointed special advocates program growing years after merging with neighbors
No coronavirus cases in Oregon

No coronavirus cases in Oregon

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Viral social media post claiming COVID-19 case not true, health officials say
Meal service needs helping hands

Meal service needs helping hands

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Lacking enough volunteers, St. Helens Senior Center sets up a waitlist for home-delivered meals
Port to conduct study of resiliency of airport

Port to conduct study of resiliency of airport

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Scappoose Industrial Airpark study using $84K grant from state, $28K from port
Youngest PCC board member will continue serving despite move

Youngest PCC board member will continue serving despite move

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Alexander Diaz Rios was elected in 2019 from western Washington County; he has moved east to Zone 4.
Oregon: 254 monitored for COVID-19, but no confirmed cases

Oregon: 254 monitored for COVID-19, but no confirmed cases

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The Oregon Health Authority reports that the public risk for Coronavirus 'remains low.'
Oregon Senate GOP: Climate bill walkout begins

Oregon Senate GOP: Climate bill walkout begins

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Cap-and-trade, designed to reduce Oregon's carbon emissions, has been a touchstone for both parties in the short 2020 legislative session.
Rockwood resident has the lucky key as he wins a new car

Rockwood resident has the lucky key as he wins a new car

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Ben Hackett is the winner of the annual new-car giveaway at the international auto show
South county leaders convene for collaboration

South county leaders convene for collaboration

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Elected officials brainstorm strengths, weaknesses, threats, opportunities to collective region
Road crew helps out after Umatilla County floods

Road crew helps out after Umatilla County floods

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Six Columbia County crew members aid in initial repairs; will continue efforts next week
Office spaces, coffee drive-thru proposed in Scappoose

Office spaces, coffee drive-thru proposed in Scappoose

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Varsity Grill and Bar could be turned into office and retail spaces under proposal
State strips ex-Scappoose officer of certifications

State strips ex-Scappoose officer of certifications

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James Candiff resigned amid investigation into nude photos taken in police uniform
St. Helens school leaders revise bond outlook

St. Helens school leaders revise bond outlook

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Community feedback prompts as much as $15 million trimmed from initial estimate, School Board to decide final amount at next meeting
Letter: Brown, Dems' proposal does nothing for wildlife

Letter: Brown, Dems' proposal does nothing for wildlife

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'Do your own research. Look at the science. We all want to save the whales, but this isn't the way to do it'
Jeff Green named RSVP Volunteer of the Month

Jeff Green named RSVP Volunteer of the Month

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'He always fills in. If a driver (for home delivered meals) can't do it, he does. When school is closed on snow days, we come in and deliver - no…
St. Helens issues business license email fraud alert

St. Helens issues business license email fraud alert

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Local businesses alerted city they had received emails appearing as though officially from the city of St. Helens
Commissioners oppose cap and trade bill

Commissioners oppose cap and trade bill

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Commision says short session isn't right time to grapple with emissions bill
CCMH names interim director

CCMH names interim director

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Long-time department clinical director to fill position after executive director was fired
State police investigate alleged theft by ODOT workers

State police investigate alleged theft by ODOT workers

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3 employees identifed in inquiry who worked out of regional Maintenance Station on Lawnfield Road in Clackamas
Avamere at St. Helens celebrates 20 years

Avamere at St. Helens celebrates 20 years

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'We look forward in reaching to learn, grow, and embrace the changes to come in the next 20 years'
A free lunch at the Scappoose Public Library?

A free lunch at the Scappoose Public Library?

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'Bolivar says children who stop by the library after school are fond of cleaning out leftover reserves of apples and other sweet treats'
INSEAM offers free industrial sewing course

INSEAM offers free industrial sewing course

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Program originated out of gap in industrial sewing workforce, provides training and a pathway for in-demand jobs
Portland exhibit to feature Scappoose students' art

Portland exhibit to feature Scappoose students' art

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Scappoose High students earn state honors in National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards event, win Gold Key recognition
Chapman area house fire results in one dead

Chapman area house fire results in one dead

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Investigation ongoing into cause of deadly fire, including involvement from OSP and federal ATF
Global Partners to switch to renewable diesel

Global Partners to switch to renewable diesel

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Company intends to transport renewable diesel instead of ethanol pending amendment approval
CC Rider contractor issues continue

CC Rider contractor issues continue

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Transit contractor MTR Western requests additional pay raise; CC Rider lowers rate
Spotlight on love

Spotlight on love

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In recognition of Valentine's Day, the Spotlight spoke with couples who have grown old together
Indictments, lawsuit surface in Columbia 911 Communications…

Indictments, lawsuit surface in Columbia 911 Communications…

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Former telecommunications manager claims harassment, now indicted on 14 counts in Columbia County Circuit Court

Scappoose Fire, CRFR mull fire authority concept

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Scappoose Fire, CRFR mull fire authority concept
Consultant's report recommends fire districts form separate authority for personnel management

Wallets beware: Girl Scout cookies go on sale this…

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Wallets beware: Girl Scout cookies go on sale this…
Valentines Day marks the annual Girl Scout fundraiser. Proceeds will go to local Girl Scout troops.

Oregon governor, Timber Unity reps (cordially)…

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Oregon governor, Timber Unity reps (cordially)…
Opponents of the greenhouse gas reduction legislation presented Brown and the Senate with alternatives to shrink carbon emissions.

Local Himalayas traveler to speak at Columbia City…

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Local Himalayas traveler to speak at Columbia City…
Rosemary Jeffrey planning trip to the Himalayas to deliver school supplies; speaking at library Thursday, Feb. 20

New county fair board takes the reins

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New county fair board takes the reins
Fair board reboots with enthusiasm, exploring ways to make the Columbia County Fair 'better than ever'

Foster care home closes after operator dies

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Foster care home closes after operator dies
CRFR responded to home on Saturday, Feb. 1; adult residents relocated by Department of Human Services

Columbia 911 wins judicial validation of levy rate

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Columbia 911 wins judicial validation of levy rate
Misplaced decimal prompted legal challenge; petitioner plans to appeal ruling

County loses union arbitration

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County loses union arbitration
Derek Fraser to return to code enforcement position after arbitrator sides with AFSCME

Making the cut: St. Helens High students selected…

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Making the cut: St. Helens High students selected…
Alana Saul, Shelby Turcotte audtion for and are selected to perform, tour with Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps this summer

Amarah Comer named Elks Teen of the Month

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Amarah Comer named Elks Teen of the Month
'Amarah Comer is a hard-working, conscientious student that shows initiative, excellence, kindness, and enthusiasm everyday'

Missing St. Helens man died of hypothermia

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Missing St. Helens man died of hypothermia
Kenny Lee Landreth, 45, was found deceased last week after nearly a week of searching

Timber Unity rally a portrait of Oregon political…

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Timber Unity rally a portrait of Oregon political…
Loggers, haulers, farmers and their allies descend on Salem to make their voices heard on climate legislation.

Timber Unity flexes political muscle on Capitol…

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Timber Unity flexes political muscle on Capitol…
Hundreds blow truck air horns, cheer as group rallies in Salem sending a message to lawmakers opposing carbon-reduction bill.

Thatcher announces run for secretary of state

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Thatcher announces run for secretary of state
Keizer lawmaker who also represents parts of Clackamas County becomes the first Republican to enter the race.

CCMH fires executive director

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CCMH fires executive director
Board of Columbia Community Mental Health dismisses agency leader Julia Jackson

Pedestrian hit crossing Highway 30

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Pedestrian hit crossing Highway 30
Driver hit local teacher walking in crosswalk at Walnut Street on Wednesday morning

Wyden: I tried to warn DNC about faulty Iowa app

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Wyden: I tried to warn DNC about faulty Iowa app
Oregon's senior senator says he was ignored several times as he attempted to gather information.

Cities in Columbia County among highest radon risk…

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Cities in Columbia County among highest radon risk…
State encouraging residents to test radon levels in homes; free kits available in some areas

More Oregon students eligible to attend PSU for free

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More Oregon students eligible to attend PSU for free
Portland State University tweaks Four Years Free program for low-income students

'Froggy Robber' sentenced to 8 years prison

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'Froggy Robber' sentenced to 8 years prison
Diego Sanchez-Lopez robbed six banks, including U.S. Bank in Scappoose, court documents show

Police find missing St. Helens man's body in brush

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Police find missing St. Helens man's body in brush
UPDATE: Search concludes for Kenny Lee Landreth, 45, who was last seen alive Saturday. Foul play is not suspected.

Upcoming fair is clearinghouse for mental health…

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Upcoming fair is clearinghouse for mental health…
Columbia Health Services looks to fill key suicide prevention role; Survive & Thrive Fair taking place Feb. 8

Scappoose man charged with sexual assault

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Scappoose man charged with sexual assault
Victim, now an adult, was five years old when abuse started in 1990s, continued for years

New rules could affect forestland developments

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New rules could affect forestland developments
Changes made to rules governing housing development in forests, floodplains

Commander of county jail fired

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Commander of county jail fired
Cpt. Tony Weaver fired after internal investigation; sheriff searching for replacement

Commissioners nod support for refugee resettlement

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Commissioners nod support for refugee resettlement
President Trump's executive order required local consent to allow refugees

State revokes certification of former Clatskanie cop

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State revokes certification of former Clatskanie cop
Zachariah Gibson fired in 2016 for sending sexual messages to intern, following time of turmoil for city government

Historical society's president credits dog for fire…

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Historical society's president credits dog for fire…
Scappoose Historical Society's president, Karen Holmberg, says chihuahua alerted her to fire, perished in blaze

PCC manufacturing training facility breaks ground…

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PCC manufacturing training facility breaks ground…
Long-awaited training center is part of the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center initiative.

Corporals, deputy take oath of office

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Corporals, deputy take oath of office
Sheriff's Office promotes three deputies to corrections corporals, hires new local deputy

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