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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
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Supporters want measure on 2016 general election ballot
By PETER WONG
Capital Bureau
‘What is a favorite
Fourth of July memory?’
SALEM — Disappointed
with legislative inaction, la-
bor and other advocates took
the ¿ rst step Tuesday toward a
2016 ballot measure proposing
a $15 statewide minimum wage
by 2019.
Oregon’s current statewide
minimum is $9.25 per hour,
second only to Washington’s
$9.47 among the states. But
several cities — Seattle, San
Francisco and Los Angeles —
are gradually raising their min-
imums to $15.
Advocates ¿ led preliminary
paperwork for the measure sev-
eral weeks ago, but on Tuesday,
they ¿ led with state elections
of¿ cials the 2,000 signatures
that will trigger a ballot title
from the attorney general. The
title is an of¿ cial summary re-
quired before advocates can
collect the 88,184 signatures to
qualify the measure for the No-
vember 2016 ballot.
Those petition signatures are
due in about a year.
³DoinJ ¿ reworNs with the Nids
when they were younger. Now
every Fourth of July me and my
wife go to Moose International to
support Mooseheart.”
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³TaNing our grandNids to the
parade and logging show in Clats-
Nanie. Then to a barbecue with
friends, and bacN to ClatsNanie for
the ¿ reworNs.”
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“Around 1982 I was stationed in
Washington, D.C., but we lived
in Virginia, and we watched the
Fourth of July ¿ reworNs from
across the river from D.C. We were
in a parN, where we put a blanNet
on the grass. We were close to the
¿ reworNs and had a great view,
especially of the monuments.”
The Daily Astorian
SEASIDE — Oregon State
University Clatsop County Ex-
tension Service and Clatsop
Community College are offer-
ing a workshop, “Web Soil Sur-
®
ACCUWEATHER FORECAST FOR ASTORIA
Tonight
A moonlit sky
56°
Thursday
Oregon Weather
Shown is
tomorrow’s
weather.
Temperatures
are tonight’s
lows and
tomorrow’s
highs
The Dalles
69/104
Astoria
56/74
Portland
66/96
Corvallis
58/99
Eugene
58/97
Pendleton
66/103
Salem
61/98
Albany
59/97
Klamath Falls
58/99
Sun and some
clouds
Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. ©2015
55°
Saturday
55°
Sunday
Clouds and
occasional
sunshine
75°
70°
57°
Mostly sunny, nice
and warm
77°
57°
Almanac
Sun and Moon
Astoria through Tuesday.
Temperatures
High ........................................... 71°
Low ............................................ 56°
Normal high ............................... 66°
Normal low ................................. 52°
Precipitation
Yesterday ................................ 0.00"
Month to date .......................... 0.73"
Normal month to date ............. 2.55"
Year to date ........................... 27.39"
Normal year to date .............. 35.91"
Sunset tonight ................... 9:11 p.m.
Sunrise Thursday ............. 5:28 a.m.
Moonrise today ................ 8:41 p.m.
Moonset today ................. 5:24 a.m.
Regional Cities
City
Baker City
Bend
Brookings
Eugene
Ilwaco
Klamath Falls
Medford
Newport
North Bend
Today
Hi Lo W
93 50 s
97 63 s
72 58 s
96 58 s
68 56 s
99 58 s
107 71 s
64 52 s
65 55 s
National Cities
Today
City
Hi Lo W
Atlanta
84 70 t
Boston
76 64 t
Chicago
67 54 pc
Denver
87 60 t
Des Moines
79 63 t
Detroit
73 59 pc
El Paso
98 76
t
Fairbanks
67 55 sh
Honolulu
89 75 s
Indianapolis
79 62 pc
Kansas City
87 68 t
Las Vegas
109 86 t
Los Angeles
85 65 t
Memphis
89 75 t
Miami
92 80 t
Nashville
82 69 t
New Orleans
88 76
t
New York
83 68 r
Oklahoma City 95 75 s
Philadelphia
87 70 t
St. Louis
81 70 t
Salt Lake City
98 71 pc
San Francisco
77 61 pc
Seattle
89 63 s
Washington, DC 87 70 pc
Full
Last
New
First
July 1
July 8
July 15
July 23
City
Olympia
Pendleton
Portland
Roseburg
Salem
Seaside
Spokane
Vancouver
Yakima
Today
Hi Lo W
91 57 s
100 66 s
95 66 s
101 66 s
97 61 s
70 55 s
96 67 s
94 63 s
102 64 s
Thu.
Hi Lo
95 55
103 68
96 64
101 66
98 60
69 55
98 68
96 63
105 67
W
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
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Tonight's Sky: Venus is southwest of Jupiter.
Mags. -4.4 and -1.8. Spectacular! Look to the
west after sunset.
Source: Jim Todd, OMSI
Tomorrow’s Tides
Time
8:41 a.m.
8:37 p.m.
Low
-1.3 ft.
2.3 ft.
Tomorrow’s National Weather
Thu.
Hi Lo W
84 70 t
79 60 pc
72 57 s
80 58 t
73 60 pc
75 55 s
101 77 s
67 55 c
89 75 s
77 62 sh
78 64 pc
105 85 pc
82 63 pc
89 73 t
92 80 pc
81 70 t
94 77 pc
81 66 pc
91 70 pc
84 69 pc
81 68 t
98 70 s
73 60 pc
92 63 s
84 68 r
Fronts
Cold
Warm
Stationary
Showers
T-Storms
-10s
-0s
0s
10s
20s
30s
40s
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s
100s
110s
Rain
Flurries
Snow
Ice
Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands
are highs for the day. Forecast high/low temperatures are given for selected cities.
Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms,
r-rain, sf-snow fl urries, sn-snow, i-ice.
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The class explains wood be-
havior during cutting, shaping
and drying, and why wood is
such a good building and aes-
thetics material.
The registration fee is $10 to
cover the cost of handout mate-
rials, and those interested in tak-
ing the workshop must register
by July 10.
To register for either class,
stop by the OSU Clatsop Coun-
ty Extension Of¿ ce at 2001
Marine Drive, Room 210, or
download the registration form
at http://bit.ly/1CHpOlH. For
information, contact Jim Reeb at
Jim.Reeb@oregonstate.edu
Kylie
Bjaranson,
a
15-year-old Astoria girl, has
been missing since about 8
p.m. Tuesday night, accord-
ing to Astoria Police.
Bjaranson told her par-
ents she was going to a
friend’s house Tuesday
night, but did not arrive and
is not answering her phone,
Deputy Chief Eric Halver-
son said. Bjaranson’s phone
has since been shut off, ac-
cording to police.
“The juvenile texted her
mother that she was going
to be at a friend’s house and
when the mother checked
with the friend, she was not
there,” Halverson said.
Astoria Police continue
to search and follow leads.
“We have some infor-
mation that she may be in
the Warrenton area as of
last night,” Halverson said
Wednesday morning.
If you see her, please
contact Astoria Police at
911 or 503-325-4411 or
contact your local law en-
forcement office.
Submitted p hoto
Kylie Bjaranson,
missing.
15,
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WITTE, Adele — Visitation from 5 to
8 p.m., Hughes Ransom Mortuary, 220 N.
Holladay Drive, Seaside. Witte, 90, of Sea-
side, died in Seaside on Sunday, June 28,
2015.
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Time
High
1:33 a.m. 9.2 ft.
3:08 p.m. 7.6 ft.
and much more. The class will
explain how to use this resource
and create a Soil Survey Report.
The cost for registration is
$10 to cover the cost of handout
materials, and the deadline to
register is July 9. Space is lim-
ited.
Also being offered is a
workshop for wood industry
personnel, woodworkers, wood
hobbyists or anyone interested
in learning more about wood be-
havior, “How Wood Behaves,”
from 9 a.m. to noon July 14, also
at the CCC South County Cam-
pus, 1455 N, Roosevelt Drive in
Seaside.
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Under the Sky
Thu.
Hi Lo W
95 52 s
97 59 s
72 58 c
97 57 s
67 56 s
99 58 pc
107 70 s
64 51 s
66 54 s
vey and Other Mapping Tools
for Forest and Ag Landowners,”
from 10 a.m. to noon July 13 at
the CCC South County Cam-
pus, 1455 N, Roosevelt Drive in
Seaside.
The Web Soil Survey is a
useful web-based tool that was
created, and is maintained, by
the Natural Resource and Con-
servation Service to help agri-
culture and forest landowners to
manage their property.
Information is available
about what soils are present,
their characteristics, agriculture
or forest productivity, suitabil-
ity for using heavy equipment,
The Daily Astorian
Burns
58/101
Medford
71/107
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minimum wage to $15, either
through legislative action or pop-
ular vote — and a ballot measure
is likely to attract millions of dol-
lars into an opposition campaign.
“We see our power coming
from the people and the broad
support this issue has around the
state,” Wright said.
Several unions have lent their
support to the measure, even
though it does not exclude col-
lective bargaining agreements.
Among the union speakers were
Tim Stoelb, president of the Ore-
gon School Employees Associa-
tion, and Ramon Ramirez, presi-
dent of the Oregon farmworkers
union PCUN.
“We are the ones who
put food on your table,” said
Ramirez, who is a chief petition-
er of the measure. “I am here to
say: No exclusions. Every work-
er in Oregon needs to make at
least the minimum wage. We are
going to ¿ ght to the end to make
sure that happens.”
The Capital Bureau is a
collaboration between EO Me-
dia Group and Pamplin Media
Group.
Astoria teen reported missing
Ontario
68/104
Bend
63/97
Friday
Mostly sunny, nice
and warm
and their allies who pro¿ t from
poverty wages, and inaction
from Democratic Party leaders,
killed the bill. Democratic lead-
ers have neglected their prom-
ise to the working people of
this state. But even though they
killed the bill, they cannot kill
this movement.”
Diana Pei Wu, executive di-
rector of Portland Jobs with Jus-
tice, said her coalition is working
with employers to raise the min-
imum pay of as many as 30,000
of the estimated 120,000 met-
ro-area workers who make less
than $15 per hour.
Fast-food restaurant workers
spearheaded the national move-
ment for a $15 minimum a few
years ago.
“Everyone thought $15 was
pie in the sky; no one thought
we would get to $15,” Wu said.
“But over the past two and a half
years, tens of thousands of work-
ers and organizations and unions
all over the United States have
made this a reality — it’s the
most reasonable minimum wage
we expect.”
But no state has increased the
Soil survey and mapping workshop planned
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Astoria 5-Day Forecast
If voters approve , Oregon’s
minimum wage would go to
$11.50 in 2017, $13.25 in 2018
and $15 in 2019. Afterward, an-
nual increases would be linked
to the Consumer Price Index, as
has been the practice since voters
approved it in 2002.
Meanwhile, state House
Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland,
told reporters that lawmakers
are unlikely to pass a mini-
mum-wage increase this session.
Lawmakers heard several bills
on April 13.
Kotek had offered a compro-
mise plan to raise the wage in
stages to $13 by 2018, coupled
with a provision to let cities and
counties set it even higher. The
House Rules Committee con-
ducted two hearings but has not
advanced the plan .
“Democrats said if we gave
them a majority in the Legisla-
ture, they would take bold action
to ensure that every Oregonian
had the opportunity to succeed,”
said Kristi Wright, statewide
organizing director for 15 Now
Oregon.
“Pressure from big business
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• At 1:55 a.m. Monday, As-
toria Police arrested Abouba-
kar Abdoulaye, 35, Svensen,
for driving under the inÀ uence
of intoxicants at Florence Av-
enue and West Marine Drive
in Astoria.
• At 12:10 a.m. Monday,
Astoria Police arrested Gen-
ine Tuifua, 35, Astoria, for
DUII on the 400 block of
Gateway Avenue. Tuifua was
also cited for having no oper-
ator’s license and for an open
container.
• At 4:18 a.m. Saturday,
Astoria Police arrested a
17-year-old Astoria male for
DUII after he crashed his ve-
hicle into the back of a parked
vehicle on the 300 block of
Alameda Avenue. The teenag-
er had a passenger, 19, Asto-
ria, who was cited for minor
in possession of alcohol, ac-
cording to police.
AVVDXOW
• At 5:51 p.m. Sunday,
Astoria Police arrested Tyler
Dean Campbell, 22, Astoria,
for ¿ rst-degree criminal tres-
pass, fourth-degree assault
and interfering with a police
of¿ cer at 20th Street and Ma-
rine Drive.
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