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Mar 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM
A possible piece of tsunami debris that washed ashore in Tillamook County Sunday may be the most culturally-significant piece of debris we’ve seen on our shores.
Feb 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM
A contractor hauled a 30-foot derelict boat off Horsfall Beach on Thursday at a cost of $2,500 to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Feb 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM
Workers pulled a 1-ton boat from the sand Wednesday and disposed of the tsunami debris in a landfill.
Feb 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Barnacles, brown algae and unknown species of "hydrozoans" took up residence on a boat from Japan now embedded in sand on the Oregon Coast, likely debris of the March 2011 tsunami.
Jan 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is drawing up rules that could limit smokers to their personal and recreational vehicles.
Nov 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Albany is the first city designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an "Oregon Heritage All-Star Community."

The commission created the All-Star program to recognize the strong efforts by communities to broadly preserve and...
Oct 2, 2012 at 1:03 PM
Campers will be now be getting a price break at Oregon's state parks.
Aug 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will visit Honeyman State Park on Friday, August 31, 2012, to discuss the problem of tsunami debris with federal, state and local officials.

Wyden's office convened some of the first meetings on the coast to...
Jun 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Oregon has mobilized a tsunami debris hotline and a network of disposal sites up and down the coast in response to debris washing up on the beach from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Jun 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon has mobilized a tsunami debris hotline and a network of disposal sites up and down the coast in response to debris washing up on the beach from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The 32 drop-off sites...
Jun 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Debris from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan is starting to reach Oregon’s coast. Some of it may carry invasive species that could pose a serious threat to Oregon’s marine environment and native species.
Jun 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM
A dock swept from the shores of Japan in last year's tsunami and across the Pacific Ocean to the Oregon Coast will cost the state more than $84,000 to remove.
Jun 14, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Even as state officials work to remove the Japanese dock that washed ashore on the Oregon Coast last week, more debris likely from the March 2011 tsunami continues to come ashore.
Jun 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

NEWPORT, Ore. -- Debris from the Japanese tsunami is continuing to wash up along the Oregon coastline. This has caused a spike in visitors to the coastline, hoping to get a glimpse of the foreign phenomenon.

Amidst the excitement...
Jun 13, 2012 at 8:09 PM
Amidst the excitement surrounding the debris the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday that it received six bids from companies to remove the famed Newport dock, including a Springfield company.