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While I hate to say, “I told you so," my predictions about Jordan Cove LNG have come true, albeit a couple of weeks later than I originally thought. FERC has approved a conditional permit for the project despite the tens of thousands of comments filed opposing the project and Pembina saw a c…

As our local area newspaper I strongly feel that the very first thing people need to see when they open your web page or the newspaper itself is a comprehensive display of:

While certain contributors continue to berate their president with hateful opinions, they seemingly choose to ignore the meaningful and positive issues of his administration.

I am very distressed over the huge advertising promotion of Kaffe 101 on page 1 of The World (March 23). I understand that we need to support our local businesses, but to promote one business over many other of our local businesses seems very unfair.

The current coronavirus situation has completely changed my campaign for Coos County Commissioner. I would love to be going door-to-door to meet people and encourage them to vote for me on May 19. Since I cannot do that, I reach out to you this way, so you can see what is in my head and heart.

The price of gas in the Bay Area is consistently priced at least 30 cents per gallon more than Florence, why is that? 

C,mon! How do you expect us to read the small print? I can do the crossword puzzle, even though it's just as small, but the crossword puzzle only takes a few minutes ... but the whole newspaper?

Welcome to the new owners of our wonderful World newspaper! You have helped me and a few other Coos County citizens to probably stop the most dangerous project to ever try to come to the Coos Bay to export their foreign project to other foreign customers.

Hauser Rural Fire Association would like to extend a most heartfelt THANK YOU to the merchants, businesses, entertainers, volunteers and citizens who helped make the Hauser Fire Association’s 45th annual Spaghetti Feed a huge success.

Sometimes, amid the confusion, moments of clarity arise. Regrettably, the coronavirus pandemic provides us with one such moment.

Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach, Inc (SOVO) would like to express our appreciation to the Three Rivers Foundation for awarding a $4,500 grant to be used for veteran’s emergency aid. These funds will be used to provide veterans in need with a handup and NOT a handout. Three Rivers has c…

Vermont’s Senator Sanders would be a disaster as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 2020, which would only assure a second term for deranged Donald Trump against all odds.

A woman in a hot air balloon realizes she is lost. She lowers her altitude and spots a man fishing from a boat below. She shouts to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago and I don't know where I am."

Along with Freedom of the Press, the First Amendment lists other rights. When did a governor, or any government official get the authority to override Freedom of Assembly of 250 people? There's a danger here, a slippery slope.

I, like many others, moved here to Coos Bay because of the natural beauty. I knew when I moved here, that I wanted to protect and maintain the environment like good Oregonians should. Of course that means little things like picking up litter, being careful with fire, and making sure I don't …

Jim Jochum is at it again. Telling us what I think while ignoring blatant evidence. The fact that GOP Senators refused to hear testimony or see documents that would make their acquittal decision even more preposterous, isn't innuendo, supposition and rumor. It is fact. His defense of our cur…

Seems we have talked or read about earthquake preparedness for quite some time. What was discussed then, had folks been paying attention, would have negated the hysteria and hoarding surrounding this coronavirus issue.

Pembina and its predecessors are all foreign corporations. They noted our community’s economic history and figured they could exploit our vulnerable situation. They figured this would be the easiest place to impose an LNG facility that other communities had previously rejected. This long-sho…

I want to welcome you and also thank you. The past few years have been rough in Coos Bay. Everyone has been complaining about The World newspaper. There have been complaints about it being too expensive, complaints about the lack of local news. Some have complained that the print has been so…

For over a decade the South Coast has shared concerns about how the Jordan Cove LNG export project will impact our coastal environment, jobs in fishing and recreation, public safety, and the climate.

Jon Barton, the unofficial mouthpiece for Coos County government, has his facts wrong. Jordan Cove did sign a letter of intent indicating they would provide money to the CCSO for routine maintenance items. They have indeed quit doling out money to the CCSO. Hiding the real facts do not make …

Some months ago the City of Coos Bay started collecting $10-$20 a month from all water users. That money was to go to fixing the streets. How are the bump outs in Empire, that were put in a short time ago, considering fixing the streets? These bump outs are being replaced, when they are almost new.

Please take the time to look up and study the "New Way Forward Act" HR5383 currently being proposed by 44 Democrat Representatives, including Oregon's own Earl Blumenauer, who is also running for re-election this year. This bill will make it much more difficult to deport immigrants that have…

From the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, the Republicans have totally proved their incompetence. Rush Limbaugh said last month, “The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.” Tell that to the thousands who died in China.

Mr. Z begins complaining about not having a fair trial in the Senate. From what I watched and read about the hearings, secrete and public, held by Ol’ bug eyed pencil neck Schiff, I now understand what a fair trial would be for Mr. Z. Innuendo, third hand, supposition, and rumor are the basis of his “fair trial”. I question if Mr. Z even knows the definition of “impartial”.

Fascist governments attack the free press. They intimidate and discredit the press in all its forms, newspapers magazines, radio, TV, newsletters, internet, blogs. They want to prevent the press from telling the public what is happening and what the events and actions mean. A free press is e…

Listen, I'm all about helping others. I was a single mother of three sons, destitute, almost homeless, living on $500 a month for awhile, so I understand being crisis mode and feeling hopeless. I volunteer a lot and have always been there for others. 

On Saturday last you reprinted two very interesting articles, one from Fan Wei, a lawyer from New York. What struck me was his last sentence where he described how it felt to have no liberty in China, no freedom to say what you think. If anyone has been following the news at all in the last …

In response, Robert Kurtane’s of Feb. 26, regarding the LNG project not keeping its word to the Sheriff. Mr. Kurtane really needs to check his facts.

I’ve realized that if you doubt the liberal bias of the press, just read, listen to, or watch any story about abortion. They will invariably use the terms pro-choice and anti-abortion. We generally think of “pro” in a positive context, and “anti” in a negative context. The people in favor of…

This Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. there will be a soil gathering ceremony at the site on Front street where a man was killed in 1902. 

As Diogenes wandered the world in search of the one honest man, so do we all search for the one political figure will put principal ahead of personal ambitions. 

This letter is to praise our Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbens. She chose to resign a prestigious seat on the DLCD Advisory Board rather than accept a political, ideological denial of the Jordan Cove Energy permit

Well, the Sheriff is asking for more money from Coos County residents through a tax levy. I thought the LNG people were gonna pay money to our county for law enforcement related items. Seems as if LNG is not keeping the promises made. Communication is a big part of enforcement, aint it? Make…

While to my regret I can no longer claim Coos Bay as my resident, I do have rental property in the area, just outside of Coos Bay. My husband and I purchased this property on June 3, 2005, so imagine my surprise when last May 2019, after an inquiry from my Real Estate agent to learn that the Coos County Planning Dept. had put a notice on my property.

Feb. 26 marks the beginning of Lent, the period leading up to Easter, when devout Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness.

This is to acknowledge and appreciate the letter from Chief Kappelman printed in The World on Feb. 17, 2020.

First, a confession: I really like presidential debates. Why, you ask? Because these debates give us voters the chance to watch and evaluate the candidates while they stand shoulder-to-shoulder and have to answer the same questions. Away from their carefully orchestrated campaign events, wit…

Now that we've settled for an autocratic, kleptocratic, plutocracy, run by Trump, McConnell and Justice Roberts (no big protest marches anywhere), we can look forward to our handiwork starting with Trump's takeover and denigration of the justice department. But never forget the name of each …

We constantly hear right-wingers besotted with conspiracy hoax delusions complaining about the ‘Deep State’ as an entity comprising left-wingers committed to sabotaging their freedom.

On Feb. 16, I emailed our Coos County Commissioners highlighting my concerns about the cap-and-trade legislation under consideration in the short session of the State Legislative Assembly. I reminded the Commissioners about the potential negative impact these bills would have on our economy,…

Crime stats in the world paper are not accurate. Nobody is going to believe the crime rate is down in Coos County and Coos Bay area.

This week Bandon has lost a giant in our community. Dan Almich, the founder of New Artists Productions (along with Anita and Daniel), has been very ill for a long time. But just last week, in his hospital bed, he was putting the finishing touches to his new play and the audition (actually, D…

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