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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.

Giant sequoias come as close to immortality as living organisms can. Many live over a thousand years, an almost unimaginable span of survival in the face of all of nature’s challenges.

 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.

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…

During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.

Since the murders Friday morning, the same loud-mouthed locals who think they have intelligence have been calling out the North Bend Police Department.

On June 17, I was in Coos Bay and heard about the crime spree that tragically happened. I then noted a young man in the midst running from police, and he stopped and the police confronted him. What I want to do is commend the officers involved. They were in the midst of a serious set of crim…

Looking around, it’s clear people are desperate to put this chapter in history behind us, to enjoy life and interact as they once did.  You cannot overestimate the value of in-person human connection.  COVID has deprived us of this.  We are now 15 months into this pandemic, and although much…

The Community Collation of Empire is very grateful, for the support that the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, to help continue and expand the flower basket program along lower Newmark in the Historic Empire District of Coos Bay is spring. The foundation support along with the efforts of the C…

E is the most-used letter in the English alphabet. It’s also the most evil. This seemingly innocent vowel comes up in 11% of words in the dictionary, leaving second-place S in its dust at 8.7%. But in my highly unscientific analysis, E comes up in a hugely disproportionate number of spelling…

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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.

Giant sequoias come as close to immortality as living organisms can. Many live over a thousand years, an almost unimaginable span of survival in the face of all of nature’s challenges.

 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.

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…

During his 50 years in rural western Colorado, Jamie Jacobson has seen a lot of flooding. While caretaking a farm in 1974, Jacobson watched three acres of its riverfront float away. More recently, it’s been drought, and then worse drought.

Since the murders Friday morning, the same loud-mouthed locals who think they have intelligence have been calling out the North Bend Police Department.

On June 17, I was in Coos Bay and heard about the crime spree that tragically happened. I then noted a young man in the midst running from police, and he stopped and the police confronted him. What I want to do is commend the officers involved. They were in the midst of a serious set of crim…

Looking around, it’s clear people are desperate to put this chapter in history behind us, to enjoy life and interact as they once did.  You cannot overestimate the value of in-person human connection.  COVID has deprived us of this.  We are now 15 months into this pandemic, and although much…

The Community Collation of Empire is very grateful, for the support that the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, to help continue and expand the flower basket program along lower Newmark in the Historic Empire District of Coos Bay is spring. The foundation support along with the efforts of the C…

E is the most-used letter in the English alphabet. It’s also the most evil. This seemingly innocent vowel comes up in 11% of words in the dictionary, leaving second-place S in its dust at 8.7%. But in my highly unscientific analysis, E comes up in a hugely disproportionate number of spelling…

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) …