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Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has announced details of her urgent request to state lawmakers to invest $130 million toward reducing the number of unsheltered Oregonians in 2023.

A new study from Oregon State University finds that about 32% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require some form of physical education course to graduate, down from 39% as observed in an OSU study from 2010.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Sunday 01/01:           

It’s a January night on the north Oregon coast. The sun has been down for several hours and it’s dark. A quarter moon hangs in the winter sky, with the rhythmic sound of waves breaking on the beach.

It’s a January night on the north Oregon coast. The sun has been down for several hours and it’s dark. A quarter moon hangs in the winter sky, with the rhythmic sound of waves breaking on the beach.

For over 30 years the Yachats Lions Club has held an annual Crab Feed event in Yachats, Oregon.  The annual trek to Yachats to eat Dungeness crab is a tradition for families and groups from across Oregon, Washington and beyond. 

On January 24, 2023 at roughly 5:55pm North Coos 911 Center began receiving calls for a structure fire at 610 Shorepines Place.

After an emotional and sometimes tense debate, the Coos Bay City Council voted unanimously to turn down a protest over its decision to award a sole towing contract to Mast Brothers Towing.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced the launch of the Oregon Reproductive Rights Hotline, a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the Oregon Department of Justice (Oregon DOJ) and staffed by local law firms.

Governor Tina Kotek announced today that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Coos County Circuit Court created by the elevation of Judge Megan L. Jacquot to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

On January 24, 2023 the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a report of a 47-year-old male which had been missing since 2 p.m. on January 23rd.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Sunday 01/01:           

The Coos Bay City Council will move up its regular meeting time by an hour after the majority of people who voted asked for a 6 p.m. start time.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Andrew "Andy" G. Hoefer, 90, of North Bend, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the North Bend First Presbyterian Church, 2238 Pony Creek Road. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Tony Ray Cabrera, 40, of North Bend, passed away on January 15, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, www.coosbayareafunerals.com, 541-756-0440.

Steve Schneiderman on behalf of the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club presented a ceremonial $10,000 check during Tuesday night's City Council meeting to the North Bend Fire Department toward the purchase of a Holmatro battery-powered combination rescue tool.

The first story I am sharing this week comes from the Aug. 25, 1911, Western World and is headlined: "Flying Machine Came and Returned," with the subhead of "Could not find sufficient space here in which to fly."

The Coquille Valley Hospital Auxiliary gave four scholarships to hospital employees to further their education/training on January 11. Recipients were Alicia Ames, Bethany Rowe, Debbie Gorst and Allison Zeafla. Each received a check for $1,000 in honor of an auxiliary volunteer who died in t…

After State Rep. David Brock Smith was unanimously appointed to the vacant Seante seat for District 1, Coos, Curry and Douglas counties will now face the task of filling Brock Smith's state house seat.

Work on new restrooms began last week at South Slough Reserve. South Slough Reserve will remain open to the public during construction and will be providing accessible portable restrooms for the public during regular business hours

Volunteers with Oregon Bay Area Beautification worked with employees from the city of North Bend to begin to clean up some of mess left in homeless campgrounds near Ferry Road Park and Simpson Park.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In commemoration, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, wants to remind people in Oregon of the opportunities they have to make an impact in the lives of children affected by the commercial sexual exploi…

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Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has announced details of her urgent request to state lawmakers to invest $130 million toward reducing the number of unsheltered Oregonians in 2023.

Big game hunters who purchased or were issued a deer or elk tag in 2022 must report their hunt by Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT (for any hunt that ended by Dec. 31, 2022).

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay recently announced the opening of the application period for its scholarship program. In its fourth year, the scholarship program reflects the Port’s dedication to supporting the growth and development of Oregon’s South Coast regional economy by cult…

Representative Boomer Wright (R- Reedsport) was recently sworn in for his second term as the State Representative for House District 9. He also announced his committee assignments for the 82nd Legislative Assembly:

A new study from Oregon State University finds that about 32% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require some form of physical education course to graduate, down from 39% as observed in an OSU study from 2010.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies.  All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty.  The information printed is preliminary and subject to change. Sunday 01/01:           

Shelly Lynn Barrett, 57, of Coos Bay, passed away on January 18, 2023 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, www.coosbayareafunerals.com, 541-756-0440.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW reopens all recreational crabbing (ocean, bays, and estuaries) along the entire Oregon coast. Two consecutive tests show domoic acid levels are under the closure threshold.

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Funding included the U.S. Congress’s annual omnibus appropriations package will boost affordable housing, health care, mental health, education, transportation services and more in Oregon, according toOregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden.

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) will increase the maximum loan limit for the Oregon Veteran Home Loan for 2023, conforming to loan limits for mortgages set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ODVA will now accept loans up to the new maximum loan amount of $726,200…

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects 112.7 million Americans, 33.8% of the population, will travel for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, red-light running, drowsy driving, and driving impaired on cannabis or alcohol, rose from 2020 to 2021.

Scientists have identified off the coast of Ecuador a distinct population of oceanic manta rays that is more than 10 times larger than any other known subpopulation of the species.

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We need your help to photograph extreme high tides on December 23 & 24, 2022 and January 21 & 22, 2023. You can find local King Tide times, browse King Tide photos, and find resources for educators and parents on the California King Tides Project website.

In this area, a winter steelhead season (Dec. 1 – Apr. 30) is now established with the 2023 initial season being Jan. 1 – Apr. 30. During this season, a new validation is required to fish for steelhead. Anglers who want the opportunity to keep wild winter steelhead must also purchase a harvest tag.

Oregon U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) reports that she has helped the House pass the Respect for Marriage Act, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law.

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Update posted at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 6: A Harney County Judge has blocked all provisions of Ballot 114.

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The public is invited to an Afternoon Tea and English Country Dance at the Langlois Cheese Factory this Sunday, December 11, from 4-6PM.  This free event will feature live music by the Summer Wind Quintet, and dance lessons and calling by Paul Poresky.  

Oregon’s workers’ compensation rates remain among the lowest in the nation, according to an analysis released today by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS).