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City leaders in Depoe Bay are anxiously awaiting word if silt accumulating at the south side (image right) of their harbor will be dredged in 2019. CREDIT: CITY OF DEPOE BAY

Officials Worry ‘World’s Smallest Harbor’ In Depoe Bay Could Shrivel Unless Dredged

If you’ve traveled the central Oregon coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay’s claim to fame: the “World’s Smallest Harbor.” But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt. City officials are on tenterhooks because of the problem. Silt buildup renders the fuel dock inaccessible at low tide. Continue Reading Officials Worry ‘World’s Smallest Harbor’ In Depoe Bay Could Shrivel Unless Dredged

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Kay Lee and John Nordeen last month, after their StoryCorps interview in San Francisco. The pair keeps in touch and sees each other frequently. CREDIT: Susan Lee/StoryCorps

StoryCorps: ‘I Found The Treasure When I Found You.’ Vietnam Vets Rekindle Bond Forged By War

John Nordeen and Kay Lee served in the same Army platoon during the Vietnam War. Nordeen and Lee had very different personalities, but in the life-or-death setting of war, the two bonded. Nordeen, a soldier from Seattle, was one of the first people that Lee, a combat medic from San Francisco, talked to. But after the war, they lost touch. Continue Reading StoryCorps: ‘I Found The Treasure When I Found You.’ Vietnam Vets Rekindle Bond Forged By War

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Professional initiative sponsor Tim Eyman, right, holds a photo from his first successful $30 car tabs initiative in 1999. Eyman says he has collected almost enough signatures to qualify a 2019 car tabs rollback initiative to the 2019 Legislature. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

Professional Initiative Sponsor Tim Eyman Is Back With Another Proposed $30 Car Tabs Measure

Nearly 20 years after Washington voters passed Initiative 695, which repealed Washington’s motor vehicle excise tax, anti-tax activist Tim Eyman says he’s close to qualifying a new initiative to repeal taxes to support Sound Transit and restrict car tabs to $30. Continue Reading Professional Initiative Sponsor Tim Eyman Is Back With Another Proposed $30 Car Tabs Measure

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Presently, the only places to see sea otters in Oregon are at the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where this guy lives. CREDIT: TOM BANSE

Otter Fans Float Plan To Bring Sea Otters Back To Oregon Coast

It’s been more than a century since sea otters were hunted to near extinction along the U.S. West Coast. The cute animals were successfully reintroduced along the Washington, British Columbia and California coasts, but an attempt to bring them back to Oregon in the early 1970s failed. Now a new nonprofit has formed to try again. Continue Reading Otter Fans Float Plan To Bring Sea Otters Back To Oregon Coast

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