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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves, R-Mo., on July 15 introduced the Water Resources Development Act of 2020.

COOS BAY — After listening to heated public comment regarding racism or the perceived lack thereof in the Coos Bay community, the Coos Bay City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting diversity, equity and inclusion within the city.

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NORTH BEND — As citizens braced for no police coverage from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. starting Tuesday night, the City of North Bend announced a continuation of 24-hour police coverage.

COOS BAY — Coos Bay City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night that will lower the fees on little-used local social gaming licenses.

COQUILLE — After multiple failed votes, the Coquille City Council on Monday agreed it would table a motion to appoint a new city council member following the resignation of former Councilman Mike Layton.

NORTH BEND — As businesses reopen under the governor’s Phase II plan, some residents are asking when the North Bend Municipal Swimming Pool will reopen as well.

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COOS COUNTY — After rebuilding the Coos County Sheriff’s Office staffing levels over the past 10 years, Sheriff Craig Zanni is afraid some of his efforts are unraveling.

A volunteer grabs a stack of ballots on Tuesday, May 19 at the Coos County Elections Office.  

Volunteers at the Coos County Elections Office in Coquille count ballots on Tuesday, May 19. 

Volunteers organize ballots at the Coos County Elections Office in Coquille in the May 19, 2020 election. 

COOS BAY — Coos Bay City Council made an investment on work at Mingus Park. With some luck, a little money and the right grants, the council may have bought some major upgrades for just the cost of the work to design them.

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COOS COUNTY — For the past nine years, Michael Dado has held the title of Coos County Surveyor.

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COOS COUNTY — With Election Day right around the corner, The World recently reached out to all the candidates running for Coos County Commissioner to learn more about why they decided to run, their plan’s to revitalize the local economy and what issues in Coos County concerned them the most today?

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners recently received a large supply of personal protection equipment for Douglas County residents and businesses thorough a partnership program with Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board. The supply of PPE included 5,022 boxes of disposable fac…

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden recently called for at least $2.5 billion in funding to address port congestion in the upcoming Build Back Better bill as a critical step to the success of ports - a major economic engine and vital to job creation in Oregon and nationwide.

Southwestern Oregon Preppers will be holding its monthly meeting at noon Saturday, September 18, at Sturdivant Park, Hwy 42 South in Coquille. The group will meet in the big gazebo. Bring a chair.

It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 Dean's List.

Even though the Cranberry Festival was canceled this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one element of the traditional festival was celebrated during the traditional weekend for the community event. Bandon’s 2021 Cranberry Court included Madisan McCabe, left, and MacKenzie Willia…

A graveside service for Donald Lewis Lanway, 90, of Coos Bay, will be held at 3:30 pm, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Sue Socia, 71, of Coos Bay died September 11, 2021 in Coos Bay. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.  www.coosbayareafunerals.com

NORTH BEND – The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area and North Spit Boat Ramp will be closed for two additional days at each site while the Bureau of Land Management completes pavement resurfacing and painting. The work was originally scheduled to be complete by Sept. 16, but unforeseen circumstance…

The Oregon Coast Visitors Association will be hosting its annual People’s Coast Summit in Coos Bay on October 12 and 13 with a traditional Salmon Bake dinner at the Mill Casino on October 11. The conference was slated to be held in Coos Bay in 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19. After 18…

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife officials released a draft conservation plan that aims to protect endangered whales and sea turtles from entanglement in Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab fishery. In recent years, whales and sea turtles have increasingly become entangled in fishing gear in Pacific …

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Fire officials discussed Oregon’s ongoing wildfire season, fire prevention and preparedness in a briefing Thursday. Leaders expressed concern of fire danger in relation to the high temperatures and drought conditions throughout the state.

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Come together with thousands of Oregonians on Saturday, Sept. 25, for SOLVE’s Beach & Riverside Cleanup, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. Volunteer registration is now live and all Oregonians, from Astoria to Brookings, Pendleton to Sunriver, are encouraged to sign up for this sta…

NORTH BEND - The North Bend City Council discussed implementing an ordinance that would allow the homeless to camping limited portions of the city.

Friday, July 30, at World Forestry Center, Gov. Kate Brown ceremonially signed Senate Bill 762, comprehensive legislation passed with bipartisan support that will provide more than $220 million to help Oregon modernize and improve wildfire preparedness through three key strategies: creating …

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, State Rep. David Gomberg, State Rep. Janeen Sollman, the Surfrider Foundation, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Environment Oregon, and Oceana united at a press conference Friday, July 23, at the Oregon Zoo to draw attention to the plastic pollution crisis and the recent le…

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A new grant will allow Oregon State University researchers to study the nutritional value of more than 100 bee-pollinated crops, native plants and commonly used ornamental plants, a project that could help scientists better understand the global decline of bee populations.

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Temperatures have moderated in many areas of the state. However, drought and low water levels persist and we can expect water temperatures to spike again later in the summer. Here’s what you should know about fishing in these conditions.

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Oregonians will soon have a choice about how they display their support for salmon habitat. A new salmon license plate design will be available September 1st, or Oregonians can opt for the classic salmon license plate until August.

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The acute onset and depth of the pandemic recession was unlike anything seen previously in Oregon. What was a healthy economy lost 286,000 jobs in two months’ time. The impacts were not evenly distributed, with in-person, service-based sectors experiencing significantly higher rates of job loss.

As the weather warms and fire danger increases, Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District officials are implementing public use restrictions on BLM-managed lands on the southern Oregon coast. Starting June 11 at 12:01 a.m., certain activities on BLM-managed lands in Coos, Douglas, and Curr…