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Well this was all predictable enough. Flying the Pride flag caused controversy. Who’d have thunk it? People are writing in complaining the city council capitulated to the radical Christian right. Well that should bring a balance because by flying the Pride flag they capitulated to the radica…

I may live in Eugene now, but I need to respond to Joe Benetti’s disingenuous and self-aggrandizing piece in which he explains rosily his capitulation to the regressive forces of Coos County on the flag policy “issue.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since we enrolled our son in one of the Connections Academy statewide online public schools and now he’s graduating high school this spring from Willamette Connections Academy!

I disagree with this paper’s editorial stance regarding giving Rod Taylor “accolades” for “doing what he said he would do” as County Commissioner. I also reject the notion that “more than half of those who voted agree with his views”.

Your headline is right. There is an airport fiasco. Not because there was a breakdown in communication between two governmental agencies regarding a test of the emergency preparations.

Thank you David Rupkalvis for saying so well half of what I have been thinking in your “My Turn...”column in Friday’s paper.

After the election, someone wrote to say they were unsubscribing because the newspaper did a poor job covering candidates. While that was certainly true with far more print for Drazan than Kotek and Smith, there still are some good reasons for subscribing to The World.

I was impressed by two well-reasoned and well-written essays in the Opinion section of the Jan. 13, 2023 edition of the World regarding the newest Coos County Commissioner. I found myself in total agreement with both authors.

David Rupkalvis’s op-ed on page A5 of the January 13 edition of The World deserves a response.  He used his op-ed to say “well done to Rod Taylor.”  He says that there were letter writers who “complain about what he [Rod Taylor] did in his first meeting,” after being seated as county commiss…

You gotta be kidding me! It's a shame Denton's emotive blather (The World 10 Jan) contained so much bias and generalization. "Cave, abandon, disgusting, bully, spurious" dilute his already asinine diatribe.

Biden and company want to ban fossil fuel, gasoline, gas stoves, etc. This is clearly socialism and interferring in our freedoms in this country! They need to be stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After seeing Rod Taylor’s behavior at the commissioner meeting I fear for the taxpayers of Coos County. This is only my opinion but Taylor has no business being in county government.

Attending the Jan 3 meeting at the courthouse, I believe Coos County is really in a pickle with Rod Taylor. His groupies turned the meeting into a Bible study.

When the “flag goes down” and the mailman whisks away a letter, consumers expect it to arrive safely and relatively quickly at its destination. Unfortunately, a rash of robberies has exposed serious shortcomings in postal security.

To “Man up” means to “demonstrate toughness or courage when faced with a difficult situation.” That’s precisely what men need to do. Face up to a changing world and redefine what it is to be a man. In his recent book “Of Boys and Men,” Brookings Institution scholar Richard V. Reeves details …

As though the morning Commissioners meeting on January 3 wasn’t bizarre enough as Rod Taylor took his seat, the Coos Bay City Council meeting later that evening topped it when the mayor and councilors fell apart when a louder than usual Rob Taylor, in full blackmailing mode, threatened to “s…

It's been a while since I've written a column like this for The World, but a few letters to the editor we received over the last week gave me a reason to write.

If the title Congressional Truth-Stretching Champion is ever awarded, there would be an Olympic-scale competition to claim it. Politicians in general, and members of Congress in particular, take a certain wiggle room with telling the truth.

The Coos County Commission meeting held on 1/3/2023, during which Rod Taylor was sworn in for a 4-year term, was a shocking spectacle to me. A successful effort was made to pack the room with Rod’s friends (many of whom were from the Restoration Worship Center in Bandon), and the meeting qui…

No Pride flag this year? In spite of advice from their city attorney that their Boardwalk flag policy was on firm ground legally, the Coos Bay City Council chose to abandon their LGBTQIA+ constituents, their families, their supporters, and any equity and social justice concerns, and cave to …

I appreciate that Llewellyn King’s December 30 Guest Column in The World, “Opinion: New Year Faces Old Problems,” offered a couple ideas on how the tragedy in Ukraine might be addressed. On the other hand, concerning the other two “problems” noted, Mr. King failed to move beyond the frustrat…

As part of its requirements for access to taxpayer funds from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants states to submit a plan showing their efforts to promote middle-class affordability. An industry trade group…

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Oregon Service Unit 62 would like to thank those community members who generously gave to our 39th annual Tree of Joy at Pony Village Mall.

One year ago as 2022 rolled in, I took a couple of my kids down to Sunset Beach to watch the Polar Plunge. It's been a year, but I remember thinking how crazy those people were jumping into the ocean when the air temperature was near freezing.

2022 was the year of the parent for K12 education. Last year, parents across Oregon made progress working with their school boards to implement positive changes, including policy and procedures. Their voices are heard bettering children's learning and education. Parents are now inspired to r…

In many ways, 2022 might seem like it was a pretty bad year for Americans on the political right. After all, the year saw record budget deficits, spending bills loaded with corporate welfare, a legally dubious student loan scheme, and disappointing election results for the Republican Party.

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Thank you David Rupkalvis for saying so well half of what I have been thinking in your “My Turn...”column in Friday’s paper.

After the election, someone wrote to say they were unsubscribing because the newspaper did a poor job covering candidates. While that was certainly true with far more print for Drazan than Kotek and Smith, there still are some good reasons for subscribing to The World.

I was impressed by two well-reasoned and well-written essays in the Opinion section of the Jan. 13, 2023 edition of the World regarding the newest Coos County Commissioner. I found myself in total agreement with both authors.

David Rupkalvis’s op-ed on page A5 of the January 13 edition of The World deserves a response.  He used his op-ed to say “well done to Rod Taylor.”  He says that there were letter writers who “complain about what he [Rod Taylor] did in his first meeting,” after being seated as county commiss…

You gotta be kidding me! It's a shame Denton's emotive blather (The World 10 Jan) contained so much bias and generalization. "Cave, abandon, disgusting, bully, spurious" dilute his already asinine diatribe.

Biden and company want to ban fossil fuel, gasoline, gas stoves, etc. This is clearly socialism and interferring in our freedoms in this country! They need to be stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After seeing Rod Taylor’s behavior at the commissioner meeting I fear for the taxpayers of Coos County. This is only my opinion but Taylor has no business being in county government.

Attending the Jan 3 meeting at the courthouse, I believe Coos County is really in a pickle with Rod Taylor. His groupies turned the meeting into a Bible study.

When the “flag goes down” and the mailman whisks away a letter, consumers expect it to arrive safely and relatively quickly at its destination. Unfortunately, a rash of robberies has exposed serious shortcomings in postal security.

To “Man up” means to “demonstrate toughness or courage when faced with a difficult situation.” That’s precisely what men need to do. Face up to a changing world and redefine what it is to be a man. In his recent book “Of Boys and Men,” Brookings Institution scholar Richard V. Reeves details …

As though the morning Commissioners meeting on January 3 wasn’t bizarre enough as Rod Taylor took his seat, the Coos Bay City Council meeting later that evening topped it when the mayor and councilors fell apart when a louder than usual Rob Taylor, in full blackmailing mode, threatened to “s…

It's been a while since I've written a column like this for The World, but a few letters to the editor we received over the last week gave me a reason to write.

If the title Congressional Truth-Stretching Champion is ever awarded, there would be an Olympic-scale competition to claim it. Politicians in general, and members of Congress in particular, take a certain wiggle room with telling the truth.

The Coos County Commission meeting held on 1/3/2023, during which Rod Taylor was sworn in for a 4-year term, was a shocking spectacle to me. A successful effort was made to pack the room with Rod’s friends (many of whom were from the Restoration Worship Center in Bandon), and the meeting qui…

No Pride flag this year? In spite of advice from their city attorney that their Boardwalk flag policy was on firm ground legally, the Coos Bay City Council chose to abandon their LGBTQIA+ constituents, their families, their supporters, and any equity and social justice concerns, and cave to …

I appreciate that Llewellyn King’s December 30 Guest Column in The World, “Opinion: New Year Faces Old Problems,” offered a couple ideas on how the tragedy in Ukraine might be addressed. On the other hand, concerning the other two “problems” noted, Mr. King failed to move beyond the frustrat…

As part of its requirements for access to taxpayer funds from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants states to submit a plan showing their efforts to promote middle-class affordability. An industry trade group…

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Oregon Service Unit 62 would like to thank those community members who generously gave to our 39th annual Tree of Joy at Pony Village Mall.

One year ago as 2022 rolled in, I took a couple of my kids down to Sunset Beach to watch the Polar Plunge. It's been a year, but I remember thinking how crazy those people were jumping into the ocean when the air temperature was near freezing.

2022 was the year of the parent for K12 education. Last year, parents across Oregon made progress working with their school boards to implement positive changes, including policy and procedures. Their voices are heard bettering children's learning and education. Parents are now inspired to r…

In many ways, 2022 might seem like it was a pretty bad year for Americans on the political right. After all, the year saw record budget deficits, spending bills loaded with corporate welfare, a legally dubious student loan scheme, and disappointing election results for the Republican Party.

Well this was all predictable enough. Flying the Pride flag caused controversy. Who’d have thunk it? People are writing in complaining the city council capitulated to the radical Christian right. Well that should bring a balance because by flying the Pride flag they capitulated to the radica…

I may live in Eugene now, but I need to respond to Joe Benetti’s disingenuous and self-aggrandizing piece in which he explains rosily his capitulation to the regressive forces of Coos County on the flag policy “issue.”

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since we enrolled our son in one of the Connections Academy statewide online public schools and now he’s graduating high school this spring from Willamette Connections Academy!

I disagree with this paper’s editorial stance regarding giving Rod Taylor “accolades” for “doing what he said he would do” as County Commissioner. I also reject the notion that “more than half of those who voted agree with his views”.

Your headline is right. There is an airport fiasco. Not because there was a breakdown in communication between two governmental agencies regarding a test of the emergency preparations.