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Legislators applaud House passage of legislation to permanently save Newport Air Station

uscg-logoHouse Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) applauded the House passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, legislation that would keep the Newport air facility open indefinitely. Due to budget cuts, the Coast Guard threatened in 2014 to close the Newport air facility– which handles half of the emergency response calls on the Central Oregon Coast. Read the rest here 14:59

Judge Dismisses Newport Fishermen’s Wives Helicopter Lawsuit Against Coast Guard


Despite the dismissal, the Fishermen’s Wives say the lawsuit ultimately staved off the Coast Guard’s plan to close the Newport air facility last December. The Fishermen’s Wives filed the lawsuit last fall shortly before the planned closure of the Newport Air Station and resulted in an injunction for several days before President Obama signed legislation prohibiting removal of the rescue helicopter prior to January 1, 2016. Read the rest here 07:22

NEWPORT: Oregon’s congressional delegation says copter closure delayed 15 days – Its a Start!

 Several members of Oregon’s congressional delegation say the Coast Guard has agreed to keep a rescue helicopter at Newport until Dec. 15. The agency’s Newport air station had been scheduled to close Nov. 30 due to budget cuts. Crabbing season is scheduled to start the next day. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader say they spoke Tuesday,,, Read the rest here 21:40