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During the Great Depression, World War II and Korean Conflict, the Democratic Party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman protected workers, farmers, people of color and average middle-class …

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Years ago, my husband and I were at an event. It was one of those end-of-week things where you steal away for a half hour from whatever you were doing to run in, kiss people on both cheeks, ma…

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This column often mentions the important role volunteers play in providing library, information, meeting facilities and programs to Cannon Beach, Arch Cape and other North Coast communities.

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I live nine miles from Astoria and eight miles from Seaside. It’s like having a foot in both north and south Clatsop County, and as the publisher of both the Daily Astorian and Seaside Signal,…

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Diets often don't work well because we haven’t given our brains the exact directions on what we really want. Let me explain, this can change your whole perspective.

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Fifty years ago, Eli Saslow’s “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist” might have been viewed as controversial “New Journalism,” Tom Wolfe’s designation for his own …

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You’re making that dreaded walk from your doctor’s waiting room toward the exam room, hoping against all hope to bypass the scale in the hallway. Have you ever refused to jump on? Many people …

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You don’t want to talk about it. You don’t want to think about it. But it's important. If you are over 50, screening for colorectal cancer (cancer of the rectum or colon) is critical. For one …

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The spring gray whale migration is almost upon us. And, each year we delight in catching glimpses of these majestic creatures as they pass by, thrilling us with spouting displays as they blow …

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This winter, the Cannon Beach Library encouraged writers from northwestern Oregon and southwestern Washington to submit a poem, story or essay on the theme, “Life on the North Coast,” for incl…

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I’ve always felt that as elected officials it’s our job to engage the public and allow our residents to guide the decision-making process. And I’ve always had great faith in the citizens of Ge…

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This month is dedicated to all the 501(c)3 dog rescues who work so hard, often with very little financial support, to not only save the lives of the voiceless, but to ensure their well-being w…

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I woke up this morning to brilliant sun, a gift from the angels who look out on the Left Edge. It had been raining for days, a cold, piercing, rain, the kind that leaks into your collar, sendi…

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Valentine’s Day is such a wonderful time of year to let the one we love know how much we value them, And, with the desire to express our love, sometimes we may overlook the most important piec…

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Michele Duncan King is a licensed massage therapist, registered yoga teacher and personal development coach; she is the owner of Sea Spell Massage in Cannon Beach. She enjoys travel, in partic…

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February may be the shortest month, but the Cannon Beach Library has planned a full complement of free public events, beginning with Ellen Notbohm’s appearance in the Northwest Authors Series.

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Do you have a personal operating philosophy? I do. Mine is “Do good, have fun, make money, because we have to pay the bills.” Let me explain a little. Doing good is what motivates me. I’m an e…

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I worry about common dog training categorizations like “positive” or “balanced.” Two trainers may say they are positive but may mean and do entirely different things, just as two people may co…

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We Clatsop County commissioners are here as community leaders, elected by the voters in our district, with an intention to do good. How we develop our definitions of that good is our individua…

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Pianist Tom Grant is a longtime leader on the Portland music scene, an award-winning jazz and New Age music star with an international audience. After graduating from the University of Oregon,…

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Seaside’s Neal Maine stopped in the Signal office with some words of warning. The naturalist, wildlife photographer and former science teacher at Seaside High School slipped an 8X10 photo from…

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Of all the masterful fiction of the North Coast, Don Berry presents the most vivid naturalism: capturing the scent of the woods, the hollow of a log or the whisper of a dream. The writer lived…

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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” is back and more relevant than ever. The title alone is a meme for our genetically engineered, social media besotted society, where individuals spe…

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As 2018 draws to a close and 2019 begins, I feel an urge, usually alcohol induced, to make resolutions for the coming year. This would be a good time for me to say that when it comes to resolu…

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Members of Cannon Beach Reads at their December meeting selected seven nonfiction books and five works of fiction to read during 2019 and scheduled discussion dates for these titles.

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In his book, "The Emotional Lives of Animals," Marc Bekoff says: “When animals express their feelings they pour out like water from a spout. Animals’ emotions are raw, unfiltered, and uncontro…

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I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools, and I am writing a report on the state of Oregon. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your re…

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The Daily Astorian and its sister newspapers on the North Coast will launch new websites Tuesday.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian efforts to influence, attack or sabotage the 2016 presidential election as well as involvement in this effort by officials from Presid…

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Some friends were over the other night. We picked up A&B Pizza in Seaside. We sat on high stools at our bar. When we moved to the beach, I said farewell to my dining room table as this hou…

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When the Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for water work in September for the school district’s campus construction in the Southeast Hills, officials and construction crews issued a col…

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Enjoy a happy, healthy winter. Along with holiday celebrations, winter also may bring health challenges. But you can get ahead of them. “If you prepare, you can have a healthier winter,” says …

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Thanksgiving is over and the fever to holiday shop has begun. It’s been my policy for decades to only give what I love myself, so here is an abbreviated list of gifts I would love to give othe…