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While I hate to say, “I told you so," my predictions about Jordan Cove LNG have come true, albeit a couple of weeks later than I originally thought. FERC has approved a conditional permit for the project despite the tens of thousands of comments filed opposing the project and Pembina saw a c…

As our local area newspaper I strongly feel that the very first thing people need to see when they open your web page or the newspaper itself is a comprehensive display of:

While certain contributors continue to berate their president with hateful opinions, they seemingly choose to ignore the meaningful and positive issues of his administration.

I am very distressed over the huge advertising promotion of Kaffe 101 on page 1 of The World (March 23). I understand that we need to support our local businesses, but to promote one business over many other of our local businesses seems very unfair.

The current coronavirus situation has completely changed my campaign for Coos County Commissioner. I would love to be going door-to-door to meet people and encourage them to vote for me on May 19. Since I cannot do that, I reach out to you this way, so you can see what is in my head and heart.

As the coronavirus stops normal life, trapping more Americans in their homes, some have raised the specter of another health threat: loneliness. Before this crisis seized our anxieties, much discussion centered around the dangers of perceived social isolation and feeling cut off from others.

The price of gas in the Bay Area is consistently priced at least 30 cents per gallon more than Florence, why is that? 

C,mon! How do you expect us to read the small print? I can do the crossword puzzle, even though it's just as small, but the crossword puzzle only takes a few minutes ... but the whole newspaper?

Welcome to the new owners of our wonderful World newspaper! You have helped me and a few other Coos County citizens to probably stop the most dangerous project to ever try to come to the Coos Bay to export their foreign project to other foreign customers.

The U.S. health care system — and thus, public policy regarding it — is coming under fire because of COVID-19. Among complaints are that there are not enough COVID-19 test kits, not enough ventilator machines to help sufferers breath, no vaccine to be available quickly and not enough hospita…

Hauser Rural Fire Association would like to extend a most heartfelt THANK YOU to the merchants, businesses, entertainers, volunteers and citizens who helped make the Hauser Fire Association’s 45th annual Spaghetti Feed a huge success.

Sometimes, amid the confusion, moments of clarity arise. Regrettably, the coronavirus pandemic provides us with one such moment.

Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach, Inc (SOVO) would like to express our appreciation to the Three Rivers Foundation for awarding a $4,500 grant to be used for veteran’s emergency aid. These funds will be used to provide veterans in need with a handup and NOT a handout. Three Rivers has c…

Vermont’s Senator Sanders would be a disaster as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 2020, which would only assure a second term for deranged Donald Trump against all odds.

A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago and I don't know where I am."

Along with Freedom of the Press, the First Amendment lists other rights. When did a governor, or any government official get the authority to override Freedom of Assembly of 250 people? There's a danger here, a slippery slope.

I, like many others, moved here to Coos Bay because of the natural beauty. I knew when I moved here, that I wanted to protect and maintain the environment like good Oregonians should. Of course that means little things like picking up litter, being careful with fire, and making sure I don't …

Jim Jochum is at it again. Telling us what I think while ignoring blatant evidence. The fact that GOP Senators refused to hear testimony or see documents that would make their acquittal decision even more preposterous, isn't innuendo, supposition and rumor. It is fact. His defense of our cur…

Seems we have talked or read about earthquake preparedness for quite some time. What was discussed then, had folks been paying attention, would have negated the hysteria and hoarding surrounding this coronavirus issue.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hitched her star to Bernie Sanders -- and vice versa. AOC brought a young, hip Latina vibe to the elderly Sanders' rallies. Photogenic and enjoying a massive social media presence, she joined Bernie in the far left's crusade to take over the Democratic Party.

Many bills failed in the 2020 legislative session because Republican legislators walked out and Democrats decided that the cap-and-trade bill needed to move before other bills did.

Pembina and its predecessors are all foreign corporations. They noted our community’s economic history and figured they could exploit our vulnerable situation. They figured this would be the easiest place to impose an LNG facility that other communities had previously rejected. This long-sho…

Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of Senate staffers this week that 70 million to 150 million Americans -- a third of the nation -- could contract the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified that the mortality rate for COVID-19 will likely run near 1%.

No one is better at playing the blame game than Donald Trump. For three years, the president has been blaming the press ("fake news") and the Democrats ("low IQ" Joe Biden and the wicked Nancy Pelosi) for anything that has gone wrong and taking credit for anything that has gone right (notabl…

I want to welcome you and also thank you. The past few years have been rough in Coos Bay. Everyone has been complaining about The World newspaper. There have been complaints about it being too expensive, complaints about the lack of local news. Some have complained that the print has been so…

For over a decade the South Coast has shared concerns about how the Jordan Cove LNG export project will impact our coastal environment, jobs in fishing and recreation, public safety, and the climate.

In the end, majority Democrats did the only thing they could be expected to do by ending the 2020 legislative session four days early, rejecting truant Republicans’ offer to return today to the Capitol to pass key spending bills before the final deadline.

Jon Barton, the unofficial mouthpiece for Coos County government, has his facts wrong. Jordan Cove did sign a letter of intent indicating they would provide money to the CCSO for routine maintenance items. They have indeed quit doling out money to the CCSO. Hiding the real facts do not make …

One of Joe Biden's strongest political assets turns 87 this week, and has survived numerous health scares. Her name is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she's been a liberal stalwart on the Supreme Court for more than 26 years, and whoever wins in November will almost certainly get to name her successor.

To hear some people tell it, a loss for Elizabeth Warren is a loss for womankind. Ever since the Massachusetts senator withdrew her presidential candidacy after finishing third in her home state primary on Super Tuesday, many have described her demise as resulting from dislike and fear of st…

Some months ago the City of Coos Bay started collecting $10-$20 a month from all water users. That money was to go to fixing the streets. How are the bump outs in Empire, that were put in a short time ago, considering fixing the streets? These bump outs are being replaced, when they are almost new.

Please take the time to look up and study the "New Way Forward Act" HR5383 currently being proposed by 44 Democrat Representatives, including Oregon's own Earl Blumenauer, who is also running for re-election this year. This bill will make it much more difficult to deport immigrants that have…


Imagine doing a complete remodel of your house … while you’re getting divorced. Welcome to The World newspaper. Country Media bought The World, and its sister weeklies in Bandon and Reedsport, on Feb. 1. Ever since, we’ve been struggling to divorce ourselves from their former owner.

From the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, the Republicans have totally proved their incompetence. Rush Limbaugh said last month, “The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.” Tell that to the thousands who died in China.

Elizabeth Warren checked every box. Brilliant. Tough. Prepared. A Harvard Law professor who didn't go to a fancy private law school. Married young, followed her husband, made it to the United States Senate by dint of hard work, determination and courage.

On Dad's favorite morning show, Junior was asked whether he was "surprised the way they've been handling the coronavirus situation, meaning Democrats."

Mr. Z begins complaining about not having a fair trial in the Senate. From what I watched and read about the hearings, secrete and public, held by Ol’ bug eyed pencil neck Schiff, I now understand what a fair trial would be for Mr. Z. Innuendo, third hand, supposition, and rumor are the basis of his “fair trial”. I question if Mr. Z even knows the definition of “impartial”.

Any time I feel a spell of information sickness coming on — pretty much daily under the baleful Boss Trump regime — I load up three dogs and drive to the dog park.

Fascist governments attack the free press. They intimidate and discredit the press in all its forms, newspapers magazines, radio, TV, newsletters, internet, blogs. They want to prevent the press from telling the public what is happening and what the events and actions mean. A free press is e…

After Joe Biden's blowout victory in South Carolina Saturday and the swift withdrawal of Tom Steyer, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the decisive day of the race for the Democratic nomination, Super Tuesday, is at hand.

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