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Recently there was a viral photo on Facebook of Oregon Governor Kate Brown violating her own edict for face masks while being protected by her security detail.

Sue Powrie recently wrote about Trump defacing our American flag with copies that have his big orange face superimposed over the stars and stripes. I also find this offensive, especially considering his condemnation of athletes who have 'taken a knee' during the national anthem — athletes wh…

Question: Why is the Coos County jail empty? Nothing has been in the news about prisoners being released. Only high level suspects are still in custody. The jail usually holds 75 inmates but currently there are seven. What's up?

We see her on T-shirts, on facemasks, on bumper stickers or flying from our front porches. Thoughout our county’s history, Old Glory has been a symbol of our identity, our unity, and who we aspire to be as a nation, as We the People.

Senate Republicans live comfortable secure lives. They have not lost a penny of income nor suffered any economic dislocation. They and their families have the best health care available. Their well being and their families' well being is not threatened. They have engaging, important work for…

I've often talked about the old high school, which was on the east side of town at the time of the Fire of 1936, and went on to serve the district until 1950 when the building was abandoned and students moved to the new school across town on Ninth Street. It was that "new" high school that w…

I can’t believe it’s August already. Summer is flying by this year. The Coos Bay Downtown Association Farmers Market continues to operate as an outside retail essential grocery store centering around our local farmers.

If you stand on a street corner and hold a sign proclaiming: White Power — White Lives Matter, you will be labeled racist. Are you not equally racists when you appear on the same street corner with a sign stating Black Power — Black Lives Matter?

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.

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