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Oregon Coast Guard cutter returns after $54M cocaine seizure

Oct. 25, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Astoria has returned after a mission in which they seized nearly 4,000 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $54 million. The U.S. Coast Guard says the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned Friday following a patrol mission lasting over two...

Army Corps awards Columbia River jetty repair contract

Sep. 22, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has awarded a $140 million contract for repair of a jetty that protects the mouth of the Columbia River. The Astorian reports heavy marine contractor J.E. McAmis was awarded the contract to repair the South Jetty over five years. The company will oversee the...