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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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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).