A while ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Washington D. C. Although most of what I did was work, I did end up with a few hours to look around. I went through the Capitol building and saw historic chambers used for the Supreme Court and the early House of Representatives. I als…

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NORTH BEND — At 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, North Bend Public Library will host a virtual poetry reading, "Poetry in Three Voices," featuring local poet Tom Mitchell, Stan Zumbiel of Sacramento, Calif., and Liana Sakelliou of Athens, Greece. 

BANDON — Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio is open by appointment. Call Ava Richey at 541-297-6118 to schedule a viewing time. Masks will be worn by staff in support of the health and safety concerns for all during this current coronavirus crisis, and gallery members encourage visitors to do…

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BANDON — On June 1, the Bandon Library Art Gallery Sixth-Annual Mosaic Show would have gone on display at the library. This is an annual event that is eagerly looked forward to by people in Bandon and the surrounding towns. The public would have been invited again to make their own small mos…

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COOS BAY — Kimber, as always, was the perfect student. The three-year-old long-coated German shepherd flawlessly demonstrated how to heel while also being able to do anything else her owners Rex and Deb Campbell asked.

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CORVALLIS — For decades, Oregon State University Extension Service relied on face-to-face interactions to provide gardening education to Oregonians. That all changed with the COVID-19 crisis and Oregon’s actions to limit the spread of the virus.

COOS BAY — Southwestern Oregon Community College's Community Education Department is excited to offer the community Better Bones and Balance — Exercise for Lifetime Health classes online starting Monday, May 4.

Dear Car Talk: Why do convertibles and coupes have such large doors, which makes it hard to get in and out in tight parking spots? Why can’t they have four normal-sized doors? — Raymond

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Stephanie Polizzi, registered dietician with the Oregon State University Extension Family & Community Health for Coos and Curry counties, offers some options for people to exercise through free, live sessions with the Unviersity of Idaho Extension that are accessible from a computer. For…

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SOUTH COAST — While the entire world is experiencing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, the South Coast has its own story and is undergoing its own heartache and hopefulness, sadness and strength.

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SILVER SPRING, MD. (AP) — The global pandemic is upending the season's major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across the spectrum to improvise. They're having to finding new ways to live out their beliefs in a time of social distancing and empty houses of worship.

Dear Mary: Last summer, I got a $3,000 bonus that my brother helped me invest in a couple of mutual finds. When my quarterly statements come in the mail, I'm totally confused by the pie charts and graphs and tend to toss them out. My brother says it's really important to track my investments. Is there an easier way to do this? -- Erin

DEAR ABBY: I have had a serious boyfriend for six months. He's wonderful, a dream come true. But I find myself more depressed and suicidal than ever. Mom tells me I don't have any reason to be depressed since I have a boyfriend. It's like she thinks I have no right to still be despondent over my twin's death because I now have a significant other.

DEAR ABBY: I have had a serious boyfriend for six months. He's wonderful, a dream come true. But I find myself more depressed and suicidal than ever. Mom tells me I don't have any reason to be depressed since I have a boyfriend. It's like she thinks I have no right to still be despondent over my twin's death because I now have a significant other.

If you shy away from making homemade pies because of the crust (it can be tricky, and there's all that rolling), you are in for a treat. Meet the "impossible pie."

Attention readers: The following column is an excerpt from Mary Hunt's book "Raising Financially Confident Kids."

It is strangely ironic that the freedoms and affluence we enjoy in our society are the very things that stand to ruin our children if not addressed early and effectively.

Dear Car Talk: How does a digital odometer keep its reading when you disconnect the battery?

COOS BAY — Sam Mazur, a Gold Beach High School senior, took home the Best of Show award at VISION 2020. The annual high school art competition is underwritten by the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation. Mazur's submission, an oil titled “Sam Flowers” won her a two-year tuition w…

COOS BAY — Coos Head Food Co-op is collaborating with Bailey's Health Food Store and Oregon Microgreens on an event titled "Cancer to Health" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Coos Head Food Co-Op, 353 S. Second St. 

DEAR ABBY: My wife, "Cynthia," and I are a middle-aged couple who have been married four years. Shortly after our wedding, she suffered a stroke during a heart transplant. After she returned home from the hospital, a "friend" told her I was having an affair (I wasn't). Without telling me why, Cynthia threw me out of the house and returned to a distant state to be near her family. She had most of her belongings shipped there.

DEAR ABBY: My wife, "Cynthia," and I are a middle-aged couple who have been married four years. Shortly after our wedding, she suffered a stroke during a heart transplant. After she returned home from the hospital, a "friend" told her I was having an affair (I wasn't). Without telling me why, Cynthia threw me out of the house and returned to a distant state to be near her family. She had most of her belongings shipped there.

Recently, I heard from one of my dear readers, Jenn. The topic of her message? Her family's roller-coaster income. No, they don't work at an amusement park. But given their financial situation, it feels like they're on some kind of scary, rickety, spine-chilling carnival ride. 

DEAR ABBY: My wife, "Cynthia," and I are a middle-aged couple who have been married four years. Shortly after our wedding, she suffered a stroke during a heart transplant. After she returned home from the hospital, a "friend" told her I was having an affair (I wasn't). Without telling me why, Cynthia threw me out of the house and returned to a distant state to be near her family. She had most of her belongings shipped there.

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