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More accusations about Russia

In his letter to the editor Aug. 14, Mr. John Hill wondered if Russia has been supporting the anti-Jordan Cove group with financial and oth… Read more

Are we blind to climate dangers?

The world is full of division, families, teams, clubs, and occupational groups of all kinds, as well as political parties. Members of these… Read more

Where Trump gets it wrong on wildfires

We've never gotten much of a sense that President Donald Trump is particularly interested in Western issues — and it has been known to happ… Read more

Walden represents corporations

This is a response to those who argue that Greg Walden’s seniority means we should vote for him. If Greg Walden were actually representing … Read more

Is CLT construction safe?

Few, if any, construction projects on an Oregon campus have undergone the kind of scrutiny that Oregon State University's Peavy Hall has fa… Read more

Is LNG opposition influenced by Russia?

I wonder how much of the local opposition to the LNG facility has been influenced by Russian propaganda. See the March 1, 2018, report, "Ru… Read more


Commentary: Sick of increasingly hot summers? Well, they may just be warming up

Southern California sweated out record-setting triple-digit temperatures in July in places ranging from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Ana. That's Inland Empire heat in the L.A. Basin. And 2018 is on track to be one of the hottest years since record-keeping began in 1880, fitting in with the past four years – 2016 was the warmest year, 2015 the second-warmest, followed by 2017 and 2014. And ... Read more

10 insights on today's news that will make you smarter tomorrow

Stay in the know! Browse through opinions and analysis on today's hottest topics. Read more

Commentary: In revealing Catholic Church sex abuse, we can thank the law — and not the Men of God

Thank God for the criminal investigators and prosecutors. Thank God for the grand jury subpoenas. For they extracted - like rotting teeth - clergy-abuse personnel files in unreachable corners of six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses serving 1.7 million people. Thank God for the courage of the victims. For without them, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his team would have had no real cause ... Read more

Editorial: The military is not a toy

President Donald J. Trump officially cancelled his planned fall military parade in Washington, D.C., complaining about how much the District wanted to charge the federal government for the cost of hosting. Members of Congress had urged Mr. Trump to spend the money (as much as $92 million by one estimate) on veterans' mental health services. Instead, the president tweeted that he might just use ... Read more

Commentary: Gig companies keep trying to evade the law

Gig companies such as Uber, DoorDash and Instacart portray themselves as brave and brilliant innovators, underdog entrepreneurs whose explosive growth simply reflects that they've built a better mousetrap. But the companies have been sued again and again, in the United States and around the globe, by workers who say these businesses prosper by violating their workers' basic legal rights. That ... Read more

Commentary: In Israel, a cartoonist was fired for a political offense. I quit my job in protest

I have never met Avi Katz, the illustrator and editorial cartoonist fired by the Jerusalem Report in late July for a politically controversial drawing. In fact, I've never even spoken to Katz on the phone. Yet we have the intimate relationship that grows out of artistic partnership. For more than 10 years, once every four weeks, I have published a piece of short fiction in the Report, and Katz ... Read more

Commentary: California Republicans have long championed the environment. Trump is trashing that core belief

Careful stewardship of the environment has long been a central tenet of California conservatism. Beginning with the sweeping protections afforded Yosemite with the establishment of the National Park System under President Teddy Roosevelt, continuing to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Richard Nixon and including the most recent aggressive carbon emission ... Read more

Commentary: The press and the people

One difference between Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal and Donald Trump's mess is the 24-hour news cycle. Watergate was a long and winding road. Two years passed from June of 1972 when Frank Wills, a 24-year-old security guard, called law enforcement to report suspicious activity at the Watergate Hotel, until Richard Nixon's resignation on Aug. 8, 1974. But in those two years of Watergate, ... Read more

Alternative Youth Activities' new housing project attempts to help young adults secure stable housing


COOS BAY — In an attempt to take action and address the housing needs of young adults in Coos Count… Read more



Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Coos County need to know before they decide.


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