WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the debate.

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Six Democratic presidential candidates sparred in a spirited debate in Las Vegas that included for the first time billionaire Mike Bloomberg. A look at how some of their claims on Wednesday stack up with the facts:

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Several states require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate. Which got us to thinking — how difficult would these questions be? In order to become a naturalized citizen, applicants must correctly answer 6 of 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. Here is a sampling of some of those questions. We re-worded them a bit — test yourself!

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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.

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.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Rev. Val Rich, 73, of North Bend, will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bay Area Church of the Nazarene, 1850 Clark Street in North Bend. For more details go to www.coosbayareafunerals.com. Arrangements are under the care of …