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REEDSPORT – The websites of the Reedsport School District have been undergoing changes as the board and staff update them for a new look.

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OREGON — North Bend High School alum and Oregon State University sophomore Austin Goergen has organized a petition to try and get young adults still being claimed on their parent’s taxes as eligible for federal relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Help from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will soon be on its way with the House passage on Friday, March 27, and President Donald Trump pledging a quick signature. The bill addresses the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 authorizing direct payments to taxpayers, dramatically expanded une…

COOS COUNTY — Some local law enforcement agencies in Coos County have reported seeing a decrease in thefts over the past two weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold.

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COOS COUNTY — Armed with extra cart wipes on hand, Plexiglas at checkout windows and 6-foot spaced stickers placed throughout its grocery stores, Safeway is ready to do its part in the battle against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Candy J. Falkoske - 59, of Lakeside, passed away on March 20, 2020 in Lakeside. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. Some experts warn the sprawling country of 129 million is acting too late and testing too little to prevent the …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

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OREGON — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon since Sunday, raising the state’s death toll to 18, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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SALEM — On Monday, Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, gave his first status update from the Joint Information Center about the state’s response to COVID-19. Following the directive of Governor Kate Brown, OEM has activated Oregon’s Unified Command structure…

COOS COUNTY — Earlier this month, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered the state’s public schools to cancel its classes and close its doors to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The closure, which was extended, was ordered to remain in effect until April 28.

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BANDON – Bandon Schools Superintendent Doug Ardiana couldn’t be more excited. He’s figured out a plan to bring teachers back to work and get students on track for graduation or promoted to the next grade level, despite the closure of schools until at least April 28 due to the coronavirus crisis. 

COOS BAY — The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area has extended the deadline to apply for their 10 scholarships totaling over $26,000 to May 1, 2020. Application, scholarship descriptions and criteria are available on the club’s Facebook page and website www.zontacoosbay.org.

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SOUTH COAST — Southwestern Oregon Community College is planning for a potential $1.4 million in budget cuts next year as it anticipates a lower enrollment while the pandemic persists.

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MYRTLE POINT — Over the past few weeks, cities across Coos County have been passing resolutions or declaring emergencies in order to combat the novel coronavirus.

Tim Grout - 49, of Myrtle Point, died March 27, 2020 in Myrtle Point.  Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Service - Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524.

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OREGON — COVID-19 has claimed five more lives in Oregon since Sunday, raising the state’s death toll to 18, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85.

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SALEM — Governor Kate Brown announced Sunday that Oregon's progress acquiring personal protective equipment in the wake of her directive to collect as much available supply as possible from around the state. The effort is underway in anticipation of the surge of COVID-19 patients that will n…

REEDSPORT – Hospitals around the country are suffering a dire need for Personal Protection Equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, but locals have taken the initiative to make or donate supplies and help medical personnel.

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COOS BAY — With the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the upcoming Downtown Farmers Market are looking to how it will operate and when it will open.

Dean Wilson - 62, of Coquille, died March 26, 2020 in Coquille. Arrangements are pending with Amling-Schroeder Funeral Service - Coquille Chapel, 541-396-3846

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