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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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I chose the first picture to go with a story I found in a June 1942 issue of Western World, even though the picture was taken years later in July of 1957 of a gorse fire west of Highway 101. But the message was clear.

More than 40 years after he was shot twice in the line of duty, a former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy has died, and Sheriff John Hanlin said his death was directly related to the injuries he sustained in 1980.

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BANDON – Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center has been recognized for the second year in a row for its high quality care to critical cardiac patients in the community by acting quickly to stabilize and transfer a patient having a serious heart attack.

Early Saturday afternoon, the Oregon House passed legislation that would prohibit the displaying of hate symbols in schools and educational programs. This would include nooses, neo-Nazi symbols, the Confederate battle flag and other symbols with a history of causing substantial disruption to…

At 6 p.m., Thursday, May 13, the Unlimited Book Club will meet on Zoom. Unlimited is a joint venture of Coos History Museum, Coos Bay Public Library and North Bend Public Library. It was formed to encourage awareness and foster community discussions on equity, diversity and inclusion through…

As case counts continue to decline in the county, Coos Health & Wellness officials aren’t yet worried about the impact the broad stoppage of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will have on the county’s vaccination effort.

Coos and Curry County residents can dispose of various household chemicals at a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Beaver Hill Transfer Site (1/4 mile south of Milepost 253) on Highway 101 between Coos Bay and Bandon.

The COVID pandemic, recession and devastating wildfires have worsened Oregon’s existing housing crisis over the past year, leaving thousands of Oregonians and their families with few places to turn. House Bill 2006, which passed the Oregon House Monday, will help local communities provide em…

A graveside service for Elnora Lillian Leaton, 93, of Coos Bay, who passed away April 5,2021 in Coos Bay will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 17,2021 at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road, under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Laura E. Hilton, 86, of Myrtle Point died March 30, 2021 in Coquille. Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area. 541-269-2851. www.coosbayareafunerals.com

Southwestern Oregon Preppers will hold its monthly meeting at noon Saturday, April 17, at Bandon High School. The group will meet under the big gazebo next to the ball field. Dress warm and bring chairs. 

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, the Coquille Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring…

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is excited to announce the return of the Oregon Women Veterans’ Conference, which will be held virtually for the first time on Saturday, May 22.

Sea otters, beavers and western pond turtles got some much-needed help this week as the Oregon Zoo Foundation funded $40,000 to support Oregon Zoo conservation efforts through the Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund and the Elakha Alliance.

Beginning next week, Bay Area Hospital will start to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics during the weekdays in addition to clinics that have been offered over the last several months. Tuesday, April 13, through Friday, April 16, Bay Area Hospital will be offering 100 vaccine shot appointments wi…

CORVALLIS, Ore. – At a time when lumber prices are skyrocketing, an Oregon State University researcher has developed a new way to predict the future price of logs that uses readily accessible economic information.