This is brilliant, excellent use of free web tools to help organize information during an emergency.
This blog is provided by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association in collaboration with the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and Scott Reuter of Astoria CERT to offer assistance to the people, businesses and organizations that were displaced by the fire in Astoria, Oregon on the night of December 16, 2010. The fire consumed Gunderson’s Cannery Cafe, as well as No. 10 Sixth Street, which housed many professional offices and social service organizations.
I learned about this through listening to the live stream of #140 Conference NW.
Turn your computer sound off or at least down before you load up The Olympian website. Currently in their NDN Top Picks video section there is a video automatically loading with audio concerning the violent murder of a woman. No warning, no lead in.
I understand this might not bother everyone but it does me and I figure it might bother someone else too.
Madeline (Maddy) Price Harris is 15 years old, she was last seen May 7th, 2001 in Olympia. Her hair was cut short before she disappeared.
Contact Thurston County Sheriff (360) 786-5500
compiled by Washington State Library
This traffic cam image from Rock Candy Mtn is fragmented but you can see one of the many police cars present. Lots of police activity in this area this morning, State Patrol and Thurston County Sheriff seen racing to the scene with sirens. No traffic accident evident.
Moderator edit: People be warned before reading the following inflammatory text, and involves anti-indigenous racism:
I came across this while browsing through local historical newspapers.
Later edit from Sarah: I was appalled when I found this but not surprised. Because it fits with the theme of sundown towns and racism I wanted to bring it to the surface. If it is too disturbing and unwanted for Olyblog I can easily take it down.
Reports from news outlets in the days following the tactical strike in Pakistan to capture or kill bin Laden have stated that the military’s code name for him was “Geronimo,” referring to the Apache leader revered by many as a hero in the Southwestern United States.
“Our understanding is that bin Laden’s actual code name was ‘Jackpot’ and the operation name was ‘Geronimo’,” said Keel. “To associate a Native warrior with bin Laden is not an accurate reflection of history and it undermines the military service of Native people. It’s critical that military leaders and operational standards honor the service of those who protect our freedom.”
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