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Hoorah for Governor Kate Brown! Not only has she saved hundreds of Oregon lives with quick decisions on how to handle the deadly coronavirus, she also faced down Trump’s stormtroopers in Portland.

We old “fogies” need to get with the program. Seems like most everything except haircuts and dental care is available online. Libraries are now only open a few hours a week and the staffs have proven that with the exception of tech support everything else and even more than before is availab…

The White House may soon issue an executive order that would require drug companies to manufacture certain essential medicines here in the United States. Lawmakers in both parties are pushing for more domestic manufacturing of drugs and medical products.

Our Group, Patriots for America's Well-Being, is an action group and we would like to get a message out, asking for Trump's resignation, or insist the 25th Amendment be invoked overriding VP Pence's inability to take this action.

I would expect that *any* news regarding the Jordan Cove LNG project would be something the World Link owners are *compelled* to independently report given that the World Link is for and about the Coos Bay community.

COVID-19 has upended our lives in ways we never could have imagined. The impact of this public health crisis, and the related economic crisis, is also poised to last longer than any of us could have expected. And just as families along the south coast and across the state are struggling, we …

BEND — Oregon Outdoors, a coalition comprising leaders in the outdoor recreation industry, non-profit recreation groups and conservation organizations who advocate for the maintenance and expansion of Oregon’s outdoor assets, applauded the enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act which P…

As the City of Coos Bay mayor and in partnership with our City Council, I have made a commitment to take actions aimed at helping the citizens of Coos Bay feel safe, respected and represented. As such, we had planned to launch a series of community forums, engaging in open dialogue regarding…

In the last two months, I've participated in numerous peaceful, anti-racist, pro-sub-community demonstrations in Coos Bay, Bandon and even North Bend. Most of those demonstrations were no reaction, no response, meaning if you drove by and honked, we smiled and waved, and if you flipped us of…

Consider signing your name to a petition to change from a legislator-driven redistricting process to a citizen commission. We have a few days left before they count the names up and see if we can get a ballot initiative to end gerrymandering (that would be good!).

A person is not a hypocrite just because they want to take extra caution against COVID-19.

To see how many positive changes have occurred in Old Town over the years one needs only look at the first two pictures I am sharing, found in "A Master Plan for Historic Bandon," dated September 1982, which was during my time on the City Council. The photos were probably taken in the '70s. …

A friend and I shared the same consumer frustration -- and guilt over having it. We each wanted a bike rack for our cars but could not obtain our first choices.

This week, American astronauts returned to earth. Their trip to the space station was the first manned launch from the U.S. in 10 years.

When Chris Wallace asked President Trump on Fox if he would accept the results of the November election, the response was chilling. "I have to see," said Trump. "I'm not going to just say 'yes.' I'm not going to say 'no.'" As one reason for his reticence, he charged: "I think mail-in voting …

It has long been said that if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Martin Niemöller, a German Lutheran pastor wrote the poem below in reflection of his admitted cowardice for doing nothing to stop the rise of the Nazis to power.

I fail to see the connection that Perry Holman was attempting to make between driving and wearing face masks, as he was comparing apples to oranges. Driving is a privilege as well as a responsibility which can (be) revoked if individuals ignore the laws put into place to ensure safety....

Two hundred eighty five corona-related deaths in Oregon so far. Four million Oregon residents.

My wife and I moved to Bandon in 2010, we never had much money and we have always rented for 51 years. We do not swim, but we did give between $1,000 to $1,500 to the swimming pool that Bandon was supposed to build. To this day where is the swimming pool?

My first photo this week has to do with the formation of the Bandon Aero Club and the building of the Bandon State Airport. The headline of a story in the April 4, 1957, Western World reads; "Clearing Starts At Airport Site."

What happens when one’s opinion becomes so intertwined with one’s sense of self-worth and entitlement that any challenge to their driven need to be right becomes perceived as a personal threat?

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