Erick Bengel

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Scratch Pad: The 2018 Photo Contest is here – take your best shot!

- Submissions accepted Nov. 9 through Dec. 9

Scratch Pad: A WHS grad’s career in comedy

- Astoria/Warrenton native Rachael O’Brien performs Nov. 4 at Portland’s Curious Comedy Theater

Scratch Pad: Writers, be not afraid of badness

- Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford offers advice for beginning writers

Scratch Pad: I am a runner


Last fall, with well-meaning doubters informing me I’d made a huge, possibly life-threatening mistake by signing up for the Great Columbia Crossing — the 10K race across the Astoria Bridge — the chal...

Make matters verse: Kim Stafford visits Cannon Beach Library

- Oregon Poet Laureate will read, discuss craft Oct. 21

Scratch Pad: ‘Ghost Adventures’ lots of fun, except ghost part

- Claims of the paranormal demand stronger evidence in show’s miniseries, ‘Graveyard of the Pacific’
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