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5:01 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Newport Coast Guard Helicopter Base Will Remain Open

Newport Coast Guard Helicopter Base had been slated to close this month, but Democratic members of the Oregon delegation reauthorized a bill that will keep the base open through January 1, 2016.
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The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport will stay open. It had been slated to close this month to save the Coast Guard $6 million.

Democratic members of the Oregon delegation negotiated the language in the coast guard reauthorization bill. It will prohibit the closure of any air facilities in the U.S. for the next year.

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