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The North Bend Pool is a valuable community asset and taking the money and using it to fund the police without public comment was an abuse of power. Was the pool funding taken with the intention of not repaying the money?

A few weeks ago, I introduced myself and asked readers of The World to share ideas of stories they would like to see in the paper. As I mentioned last week, I got a lot of responses. Today, I want to talk about some of the specific ideas that were proposed. 

I find it utterly ironic that the candidate who was backed by the North Bend Citizens For Good Faith Government is trying to defy the will of the voters in the very first City Council Meeting. When deciding who would fill Mayor Engelke's vacated seat, Susanna Noordhoff was opposed to the vot…

With COVID-19 making its winter surge which has been predicted since last spring, I see a lot of individuals and organizations calling for their “rights” to assembly and operate businesses and to violate the mask mandate.

Every year right after an election, I’d find a small pile of requests waiting for me from journalists. They wanted some sort of comment on what it all meant. “What are the voters telling us?” they’d ask.

We have work place Covid-19, and our Coos Bay mayor that states he does not agree with the order and businesses that are resisting the order from our Governor. Our disconnect will not end well if we don’t work with each other. Our mayor is a public official, his opinion doesn’t matter, he is…

Our governor has issued edicts to limit our travel, our worship and our family activities for Thanksgiving. Now she wants neighbor to turn in neighbor.

Last week, I asked the readers of The World for some input as far as stories they wanted to see in the newspaper. I have done this before in other locations and received maybe four or five responses. It was far different here.

Next week, President Trump will take a break from brooding over his election loss to pardon two turkeys. Every one of us has that same awesome power to pardon an innocent, sentient bird by choosing a plant-based roast for our Thanksgiving dinner.

Perhaps any other time Trump”s current behavior would be sadly comic, an illuminating example of pathetic human folly; however, at this juncture of a monumental health crisis coupled with economic devastation, with over 900 people a day dying from COVID-19 and livelihoods being smashed, his …

In the United States of America, we enjoy freedoms that are envied across the world. The freedom of speech, religion, and the right to peacefully assemble are just a few of the rights that we treasure and should protect. Individual liberty is the most powerful tool in the world for making po…

Compliments for Oregon for voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And just as important, compliments for Oregon voters who came out in droves, Republicans and Democrats. 88% of both parties voted. New records for both.

Kudos to the new editor, David Rupkalvis, for the “new” World newspaper! There is lots of local news and photos as opposed to so many articles from the AP, etc.  I live in Bandon and today found a robust section from our town. It was a welcome improvement. I was thinking of not renewing my s…

Congratulations to over 37,700 Coos County voters who exercised their right to vote in our recent general election. This represented almost 80% of eligible voters. We salute The World for its election coverage, as well as the radio stations and public and private television stations who work…

Re Joyce Clark's letter: Each voting year, the media reports that there were a record number of monies spent on campaigns. The vast majority of these monies are spent on either TV ads (mostly attack) and mail out flyers. Neither of these results in the changing of any minds. All attack ads a…

For the past 15 years, Lady Bug Landing Community Garden at 8th and Anderson, downtown Coos Bay, has offered local folks a safe place to plant vegetable gardens to put food on their tables. Volunteers also grow food in demonstration beds, donated to the Coos Food Cupboard, & Mission, up …

Yale University has fancy dining halls. They pay no property tax.

The majority of Oregon’s voters passed Measure 108, which leads me to put pen to paper. I’ve always marveled at this state’s penchant to rail against the use of tobacco and then allow the state government to turn it into a cash cow. Wipe the smug grin from your face and think, doesn’t it see…

Welcome to Coos Bay! After three days and 32 hours of driving, I was eagerly awaiting a sign that said something like that. To be honest, I don't remember if I saw a sign. I think I was too busy looking at trees and admiring water to even pay attention.

Your headline on Nov. 10 is a total lie. Biden is not elected and is not even the President-elect and will not be even if he does end up beating President Trump, until the Electoral College meets in mid-December. That is unless we have now established the Main Stream Media as the one that de…

I was just wondering today how Bryan's Home was coming along and "Voilà!" — there was a lovely article about it in today's World. I am very impressed with how this is coming together and excited to see it actually open and serve some of our veterans. What was missing from the article was how…

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