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Joyce Walter's recent letter to the editor about which politicians are responsible for Oregon's fires — and consequently should be voted out of office — caught my attention.

There is no better candidate for Oregon's District 9 Representative than Duane "Boomer" Wright. I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Boomer since the 1980's. Whether in the classroom, scouting, church youth group or legislative issues, Boomer is one in a million.

Did you know that Coastal Harvest Food Bank in Bandon has been around for many years? Do you know it has a thrift store on 11th Street at the corner of Fillmore (or Rosa Road, changes names there)? Do you know the thrift store helps pay for groceries for needy families and individuals? Do yo…

November elections are fast approaching. The outcomes will affect us, not only at federal levels, but also in our own local government. Our votes express what direction we want for our country and city. My concern is not only for America's leadership and health, but also for that of North Be…

OK, I get it. New and sparkly is interesting and fun. But this year, words like experienced, dependable and productive sound better to me.

Safer As One is a coalition of sub-communities focused on self-representation, self-determination and mutual aid in Coos County. Safer As One has conducted and generated the below interviews and article. The following information was received from two United States veterans who are citizens …

This upcoming November we have a chance to do something special, for not only our School District, but for our entire Bandon community. The Bandon School District has qualified for an opportunity of a matching grant worth $4 million; one of five districts in the state to qualify for this gra…

My father was a WWII vet who served under Patton. Two of my aunts retired from the reserves as Lt. Colonels. Three of my best friends are retired reserve Lt. Colonels. I was a Boy Scout and a Scoutmaster. We respect the American Flag and learned the etiquette of how to display it.

Someday, you may be going back to your office, factory, store or wherever you worked. Know this: Your dog will be OK. He or she will be OK even if you've just spent six months tied wrists to paws, in locked-down intimacy.

I have chosen to share the first photo since there essentially isn't much of a Cranberry Festival this year, but it doesn't hurt to remember all the great festivals of past years.

Wow, more than 1 million acres of Oregon trees burnt up. Perhaps the people of Oregon have been handed a giant reset! I think the huge spreading of wildfire is the direct result of many years of forest mismanagement. I think the fires were started by spontaneous combustion from all the hot a…

The media obsess about Trump/Biden, but another candidate will be on every state ballot: Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen.

The new short-term lodging tax that is proposed for the Charleston area includes Bastendorf Beach County Park. About four years ago, the voters made it clear that they said No Taxes on any of the county parks. Our commissioners have poor memories, or they think the voters won't catch this sn…

I was astonished at the fact that the riots outside the White House after the RNC Convention's conclusion were given virtually no coverage by the mainstream media. Even though a U.S. senator and his wife were attacked, hailed with death threats, demands and obscenities, ABC News gave the sto…

Many of us lit candles and prayed that Sweden's approach to the coronavirus would succeed. As the rest of Europe locked down, Sweden stayed mostly open. Its plan was to keep vulnerable people separate while letting the virus infect the others, thus creating herd immunity -- a large proportio…

September is National Preparedness Month and it could not be more timely given what we are seeing take place all over the west coast and northwest. As of this writing on Sept. 8, there are forest fires blazing in California, Oregon, Washington and even Idaho, Arizona and Montana. It seems th…

I apologize for the length of this letter. The information is necessary for understanding the process and the effects related to the closure of the swimming pool as stated in the August 25 issue of The World.

I'm guessing that many in our community are not aware of an emergency alert system we can sign up for that will send alerts to us via text message, phone, and/or email.

A commonly held definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over again and expecting different results." Isn’t that the same as casting your vote for the same mayor/city councilors and expecting them to suddenly start listening to the citizens and respecting their vote? Let’s review what…

I stopped off at McKay’s Market in Myrtle Point to grab a breakfast snack on my way to teach grades K-2 at Jefferson Elementary in Coquille. When I walked into the store I was asked, “Have you heard?”

President Trump just issued several executive orders designed to reduce drug prices. The most consequential, dubbed a "Most Favored Nation" policy, pegs Medicare payments for medicines to the prices paid by foreign governments.

Thank you to the nursing staff at Bay Area Hospital for their excellent care and empathy for my husband and our extended family during an incredibly sad time for all of us. Your professionalism and understanding allowed all to have extended time with our husband, father, grandfather and grea…

The first picture I am sharing is an addition to the Big Wheel, built in March of 1979, to house hay and fertilizer. A caption in that week's Western World explains that "a 3200 square foot addition to Big Wheel is presently under construction and the owners, Charles and Lillian Hettich, exp…

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