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Large shark patroling the Cape THE TILLAMOOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has reported several sightings of large sharks in the Cape Kiwanda area, starting Thursday, Nov. 2. According to the Sheriff ’s Office, several different individuals have reported seeing them in the days since. Because of the sightings, they are urging caution in and around the coastal waters. “The water’s warm — that’s why they’re there,” explained Tillamook Co. Sheriff Andy Long during the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting on Nov. 7.

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Oregon Rep. David Gomberg (D-Otis), who represents South Tillamook County, addressed informal complaints of inappropriate touching, during the Nov. 7 Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce membership meeting. Gomberg noted that the state capitol has had numerous reports of unwanted contact, sexual abuse and improper treatment of employees over the last couple of weeks and that none of those in the legislature are immune to the problem. “My own story goes like this — several years ago I was Photo by Tim Hirsch called into the speaker (of the OREGON REP. DAVID GOMBERG addressed a house’s office) who said she had former complaint made against him during the received an informal complaint Nov. 7 Chamber meeting in Pacific City. about me touching somebody and how my innocent actions might be in a way that made them feel interpreted differently by somebody who uncomfortable,” he said. perceives things differently than I do,” he At this time, he said he commented said. “And, quite candidly, I thought the he didn’t know what the complaint whole thing was behind us until the story referred to, but was told that in the broke in the Oregonian. informal complaint process, officials “If there are any of you that I’ve are not permitted to identify who made made uncomfortable, I apologize for the complaint, where it happened or that. If there are of you that are little bit any of the details. He said he informed embarrassed that your representative the speaker that if he had made anyone is caught up in this kind of situation, I uncomfortable in any way, he was sorry. apologize for that as well. He also said he was informed that it was “I wanted to stand up today and say not anything sexual nor harassment, but does anybody have any questions about rather “something like hugging or touchall of this. ing somebody’s shoulder in a way that Feel free to reach out to me anytime made them uncomfortable. about this or any questions on your “We talked about it for awhile and mind. I always welcome the opportunity decided it would be useful for me to to interact with all you and really value go to a counselor and talk a little bit the relationship that we’ve built here.” more about how I interact with people

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