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Hikers are flooding our public lands, so I ask the question: Why can’t people just leave the poor rocks alone?

We’ve hit a terrible milestone for the federal minimum wage – 12 years without a raise. The last increase was to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009.

Much of the talk at the last Coos Bay Council meeting was about the building of a new library. I think it’s a terrible idea. Coos Bay is full of young people with very few living wage job prospects and retirees who are getting ravaged by inflation. We cannot afford it; plain and simple.

The wall between the United States and Mexico has come to stand for desperation and suffering for many people. For most of us who live within 20 miles of this 452-mile wall, it’s also seen as a bizarre experiment: How much damage can ripple into the surrounding landscape from a wall that cut…

A gigantic thank you to all who made our 1st annual nonprofits parking lot sale a huge success: Dolphin Theatre, Boys & Girls Club, Papa's Doggs, Bayside Coffee, Alternative Youth Activities, Bay Area 1st Step, Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library, Human Rights Advocates of Coos County…

There is rarely a day goes by that I don’t get dunned for money by politicians. If it isn’t the RNC, it's the DNC. If it isn’t Trump, it's Biden. If it isn’t any of them directly, its one committee or another supporting one of them. I’m even getting requests for money from some obscure congr…

The ancient Romans had a symbol of power called a "fasces." It was a bundle of rods tied together with an axe facing outward. The modern definition of "fascism" is "a government system with strong centralized power, permitting no opposition or criticism" and a "fascist is a person who is dic…

I got mad when reading the article about Boomer Wright’s first session in Salem. All the Democrats did this session is pass a bunch of do-nothing, feel-good pet projects. spending the taxpayers’ money without thoughts for saving for a rainy day (which is come).

I'm relieved at the prospect of a bipartisan infrastructure deal. We've forged ahead for far too long without meaningful investments from the federal government in roads, bridges, broadband and so much more. While I'm hopeful that this deal might break through partisan gridlock in Washington…

America's infrastructure is taking a beating - and not just from wear and tear. As Congress continues its negotiations over infrastructure, it's hard to find an article about U.S. roads, bridges or transmission lines that doesn't describe them as "crumbling."

"We stand with the Cuban people," U.S. President Joe Biden said in an official White House statement, responding to protests across the Caribbean island country, "and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economi…

Our May election in North Bend was a good example of what happens when only 1,960 voters out of 7,034 registered voters bother to vote. As a result of this low turnout, the Pool Tax Levy passed and all NB property owners will now pay a “pool tax” (above the usual 3% increase allowed by law) …

I have sent in two or three letters by now about the local fascists that I guess I can't name if this opinion piece is to be accepted. The World hasn't accepted them or published them. So, let me do my best and play the game of vagueness to make my point.

On May 9, protected by neoprene, I bobbed around in a flooded canyon in Utah’s Lake Powell. The reservoir had fallen below 35 percent full, which gave me the unique opportunity to free-dive through an underwater bridge that was now suddenly within reach.

The 'A Sunday Drive' articles by David Rupkalvis are interesting as they reflect the "discovery" process many of us went through when new to the coast. Yes, it is an amazing place.

Can someone help me understand why the City of Bandon has chosen to show "The Deep Rig" at our community center? Do we not have enough hatred, division and ignorance in this country without inciting citizens with lies and "propaganda" worthy of 1930's Berlin. Which city official decided this…

Hello, everyone. My name is Nicole Bradley, and I’m writing you from a native reservation in the Pacific Northwest. I do not usually write to newspapers. Thank you for this chance to speak.

 Here we are, at the beginning of what could prove to be worst wildfire season ever, and the world’s best firefighting tool sits unused and not ready to go because of decisions made by the U.S. Forest Service and states not to use it. Unfortunately, in 2002, two Lockheed C-130 Hercules airpl…

“Our Bomb Squad officers were in the process of seizing over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in the area of 27th Street and San Pedro. Some of the fireworks were being stored in our Bomb Squad trailer as a precautionary measure. Unknown at this time what caused an explosion.”

If you are thinking about having a rock wall erected, please come and look at mine. For years, my one desire was to have a beautiful rock wall in my yard.

When we were testifying last month at a congressional hearing, one of us as a paid leave and gender equity expert and the other as the owner of a small and growing child care center business, we encountered a common and pernicious myth: that American moms could and should choose to stay home…

Each year, an obscure federal rule forces thousands of seniors to pay penalties for the rest of their lives simply because they made an honest mistake while signing up for Medicare. That number will rise unless Congress modernizes the program's enrollment process.

Last spring, at the height of some of the most anxiety-ridden moments of the pandemic, my father read a poem to me over the phone. He’s 89 this year, and while he’s vibrant and healthy I don’t take for granted any opportunity to hear his voice — especially when he’s reciting a poem.

Before 2006, I never gave much thought to nominalizations — noun forms like “beauty” and “the scheduling” that at heart are really adjectives like “beautiful” or verbs like “to schedule.” I was familiar with the concept, but I didn’t understand how much it could improve writing.

The City Council has chosen the most asinine and ridiculous site imaginable for the new library. The building of a new library is a terrible idea based solely on its lack of financial merit, but, that aside, please consider how horrible of an idea it is to build the library adjacent John Top…

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There is rarely a day goes by that I don’t get dunned for money by politicians. If it isn’t the RNC, it's the DNC. If it isn’t Trump, it's Biden. If it isn’t any of them directly, its one committee or another supporting one of them. I’m even getting requests for money from some obscure congr…

The ancient Romans had a symbol of power called a "fasces." It was a bundle of rods tied together with an axe facing outward. The modern definition of "fascism" is "a government system with strong centralized power, permitting no opposition or criticism" and a "fascist is a person who is dic…

I got mad when reading the article about Boomer Wright’s first session in Salem. All the Democrats did this session is pass a bunch of do-nothing, feel-good pet projects. spending the taxpayers’ money without thoughts for saving for a rainy day (which is come).

I'm relieved at the prospect of a bipartisan infrastructure deal. We've forged ahead for far too long without meaningful investments from the federal government in roads, bridges, broadband and so much more. While I'm hopeful that this deal might break through partisan gridlock in Washington…

America's infrastructure is taking a beating - and not just from wear and tear. As Congress continues its negotiations over infrastructure, it's hard to find an article about U.S. roads, bridges or transmission lines that doesn't describe them as "crumbling."

"We stand with the Cuban people," U.S. President Joe Biden said in an official White House statement, responding to protests across the Caribbean island country, "and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economi…

Our May election in North Bend was a good example of what happens when only 1,960 voters out of 7,034 registered voters bother to vote. As a result of this low turnout, the Pool Tax Levy passed and all NB property owners will now pay a “pool tax” (above the usual 3% increase allowed by law) …

I have sent in two or three letters by now about the local fascists that I guess I can't name if this opinion piece is to be accepted. The World hasn't accepted them or published them. So, let me do my best and play the game of vagueness to make my point.

On May 9, protected by neoprene, I bobbed around in a flooded canyon in Utah’s Lake Powell. The reservoir had fallen below 35 percent full, which gave me the unique opportunity to free-dive through an underwater bridge that was now suddenly within reach.

The 'A Sunday Drive' articles by David Rupkalvis are interesting as they reflect the "discovery" process many of us went through when new to the coast. Yes, it is an amazing place.

Can someone help me understand why the City of Bandon has chosen to show "The Deep Rig" at our community center? Do we not have enough hatred, division and ignorance in this country without inciting citizens with lies and "propaganda" worthy of 1930's Berlin. Which city official decided this…

Hello, everyone. My name is Nicole Bradley, and I’m writing you from a native reservation in the Pacific Northwest. I do not usually write to newspapers. Thank you for this chance to speak.

 Here we are, at the beginning of what could prove to be worst wildfire season ever, and the world’s best firefighting tool sits unused and not ready to go because of decisions made by the U.S. Forest Service and states not to use it. Unfortunately, in 2002, two Lockheed C-130 Hercules airpl…

“Our Bomb Squad officers were in the process of seizing over 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in the area of 27th Street and San Pedro. Some of the fireworks were being stored in our Bomb Squad trailer as a precautionary measure. Unknown at this time what caused an explosion.”

If you are thinking about having a rock wall erected, please come and look at mine. For years, my one desire was to have a beautiful rock wall in my yard.

When we were testifying last month at a congressional hearing, one of us as a paid leave and gender equity expert and the other as the owner of a small and growing child care center business, we encountered a common and pernicious myth: that American moms could and should choose to stay home…

Each year, an obscure federal rule forces thousands of seniors to pay penalties for the rest of their lives simply because they made an honest mistake while signing up for Medicare. That number will rise unless Congress modernizes the program's enrollment process.

Last spring, at the height of some of the most anxiety-ridden moments of the pandemic, my father read a poem to me over the phone. He’s 89 this year, and while he’s vibrant and healthy I don’t take for granted any opportunity to hear his voice — especially when he’s reciting a poem.

Before 2006, I never gave much thought to nominalizations — noun forms like “beauty” and “the scheduling” that at heart are really adjectives like “beautiful” or verbs like “to schedule.” I was familiar with the concept, but I didn’t understand how much it could improve writing.

The City Council has chosen the most asinine and ridiculous site imaginable for the new library. The building of a new library is a terrible idea based solely on its lack of financial merit, but, that aside, please consider how horrible of an idea it is to build the library adjacent John Top…

Hikers are flooding our public lands, so I ask the question: Why can’t people just leave the poor rocks alone?

We’ve hit a terrible milestone for the federal minimum wage – 12 years without a raise. The last increase was to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009.

Much of the talk at the last Coos Bay Council meeting was about the building of a new library. I think it’s a terrible idea. Coos Bay is full of young people with very few living wage job prospects and retirees who are getting ravaged by inflation. We cannot afford it; plain and simple.

The wall between the United States and Mexico has come to stand for desperation and suffering for many people. For most of us who live within 20 miles of this 452-mile wall, it’s also seen as a bizarre experiment: How much damage can ripple into the surrounding landscape from a wall that cut…

A gigantic thank you to all who made our 1st annual nonprofits parking lot sale a huge success: Dolphin Theatre, Boys & Girls Club, Papa's Doggs, Bayside Coffee, Alternative Youth Activities, Bay Area 1st Step, Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library, Human Rights Advocates of Coos County…