Gov. Kitzhaber Throws Weight Behind Effort to Keep Coast Guard Helicopter in Newport

Gov. John Kitzhaber has joined ranks with local residents and elected officials to keep a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter based at the Newport airport.  The governor pointed out that Newport’s importance as a commercial fishing port equals that of Coos Bay and Astoria, ports where the Coast Guard maintains aerial search and rescue capability.  Read the rest here 09:12