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A below-par spring in Tillamook County
August 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008

0808OEDchart1.gifEmployment in Tillamook County was about 100 jobs below year-ago levels in early 2008 due largely to weakness in retail trade and leisure and hospitality.


Vote, then no vote for FERC’s decision on LNG
August 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008

In a move that surprised both proponents and opponents of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Astoria, the federal agency charged with approving the facility decided in early July — months earlier than expected — to make a ruling on the project.


Feds release LNG impact report
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

In a move that exemplifies the growing rift both within and without Oregon state government over liquefied natural gas terminals, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in June gave an environmental endorsement to a proposed project on the Columbia River.


Salmon season sunk by total closure
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008


In a move that surprised no one, a federal panel in April completely shut down this year’s commercial ocean Chinook salmon season, and placed massive limits on the Coho catch.


Discovered cannons and the economy of 1846
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

USSShark.jpgIn 1846, the USS Shark sank near the mouth of the Columbia River, leaving behind cannons that wouldn’t be found until they washed ashore at Arch Cape in February.


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