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The seven Colorado River states – Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming – face a daunting mid-August deadline. The federal government has asked them to come up with a plan to reduce their combined water usage from the Colorado River by up to 4 million acre-feet …

The Colorado River is revealing its secrets. For decades a World War II landing craft lay submerged 200 feet beneath Lake Mead’s surface — but now it’s beached, rusting in the sun. It’s become an unsettling marker of just how vulnerable the river is and how parched the Intermountain West has…

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so many stories about salmon heading toward extinction that I’ve lost count.

Progressive Democrats are demanding a ban on all U.S. oil exports, claiming it will drive down the price of gas at the pump. Nationalist Republicans are attacking the Biden administration for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on the open market, allowing millions of barrels to…

I am writing to thank you for hosting the first gubernatorial debate of this campaign season. Last Friday, I was watching the debate you hosted and noticed something, or rather, someone, was missing. Of the multiple candidates running for governor of Oregon, only three of them were invited t…

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off again for the presidency in 2024. At least that’s what political insider Dick Morris tells anyone who will listen. He’s garnishing that prediction by claiming it will be “one of the greatest political rematches of all time.”

Abortion regulation is an intractable problem mainly because no one knows the true nature of reality. Differing opinions about the existence and nature of God, the human soul, objective morality and other “first principles” lead to irreconcilable opinions about abortion.

I served under the flag for 22 years in the United States Air Force. It meant quite a bit to those of us in the service, but we didn’t make a fetish of it. In recent years we have seen it being flown day and night, rain or shine, the year around at many homes and businesses. We never used to…

On Wednesday, District Attorney Paul Frasier held a press conference announcing two officers who shot and killed murder suspect Matthew Tyler Michel were justified in their actions.

”A report that the Biden administration is weighing greater imports of Canadian oil is putting a renewed focus on the canceled Keystone XL pipeline and whether it would have made any difference with today’s tight oil supply.” -- Energywire

It’s the late 1800s. A child in a one-room schoolhouse raises his hand. “Teacher, can I go to the outhouse?” “Of course you can,” the teacher replies.

I would like to respond to the recent letter to the editor by Jerald Reese, entitled Keep bikes off our streets. Mr. Reese says that the pro-bike crowd is a ”very small, but very loud, minority of (usually insufferable) people.” Well, I am one of the pro-bike crowd. I don't know where Mr. Re…

We are in the worst inflation within 40 years, and it is getting worse. I don’t see anyone doing anything to improve it! Vote Democrats out in November!

Let’s celebrate Independence Day by recognizing the importance of the independent mind and the dangers of the dependent mind. We are losing our independence because we are being robbed of our ability to think clearly and independently. What a great time to introduce the book, Battle for the …

I’m reading about the proposed levy to increase the number of Coos County Jail beds from the high 40s to 100-150. Some of the problems not mentioned in the article is the lack of staff to prosecute the law breakers. 

Our coastal region is blessed to be by located by the mighty Pacific ocean and its proximity to thousands of acres of forests, dunes and rivers. The increase in population and changes in our climate have subjected our communities to pressure on how we allocate these precious resources going …

I am a 64-year-old woman, who wants to get in better shape. I just had my bicycle tuned up, and plan to start riding soon. I am neither an “enviro-weenie” or a doping Lance Armstrong wannabe. 

It's not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted. What makes it hard for the newest newcomers is that they’re caught up in a mysterious culture.

Response to Jerald Reese. Keep bikes off our streets. How can we be making the area more bike-friendly? Coos Bay/North Bend has no bike infrastructure to work with. Good bike and pedestrian infrastructure have benefits to the health and wealth of an area.

I think congratulations are due to Jace Rogers for having, in his letter of July 1st about the Pride flag, fulfilled every stereotype about the angry, ignorant, paranoid, redneck who hasn’t yet made it into the 20th century, let alone the 21st, and who hasn’t realized that everyone who isn’t…

In response to “Keep bikes off our streets (Jerald Reese, July 9, 2022),” I am a local bike rider who is neither a “Lance Armstrong wannabe,” nor a “degenerate” without a car or driver’s license, although I do bike more miles than I drive annually. As far as an “enviro-weenie,” I am not sure…

This past July 4th, I enjoyed watching the fireworks displays and entertainers from many large cities that were televised on several channels. I was struck by the sizable crowds but the one that gathered at the Capitol impressed me with their colors and enthusiasm for celebrating the birth o…

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Progressive Democrats are demanding a ban on all U.S. oil exports, claiming it will drive down the price of gas at the pump. Nationalist Republicans are attacking the Biden administration for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on the open market, allowing millions of barrels to…

I am writing to thank you for hosting the first gubernatorial debate of this campaign season. Last Friday, I was watching the debate you hosted and noticed something, or rather, someone, was missing. Of the multiple candidates running for governor of Oregon, only three of them were invited t…

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off again for the presidency in 2024. At least that’s what political insider Dick Morris tells anyone who will listen. He’s garnishing that prediction by claiming it will be “one of the greatest political rematches of all time.”

Abortion regulation is an intractable problem mainly because no one knows the true nature of reality. Differing opinions about the existence and nature of God, the human soul, objective morality and other “first principles” lead to irreconcilable opinions about abortion.

I served under the flag for 22 years in the United States Air Force. It meant quite a bit to those of us in the service, but we didn’t make a fetish of it. In recent years we have seen it being flown day and night, rain or shine, the year around at many homes and businesses. We never used to…

On Wednesday, District Attorney Paul Frasier held a press conference announcing two officers who shot and killed murder suspect Matthew Tyler Michel were justified in their actions.

”A report that the Biden administration is weighing greater imports of Canadian oil is putting a renewed focus on the canceled Keystone XL pipeline and whether it would have made any difference with today’s tight oil supply.” -- Energywire

It’s the late 1800s. A child in a one-room schoolhouse raises his hand. “Teacher, can I go to the outhouse?” “Of course you can,” the teacher replies.

I would like to respond to the recent letter to the editor by Jerald Reese, entitled Keep bikes off our streets. Mr. Reese says that the pro-bike crowd is a ”very small, but very loud, minority of (usually insufferable) people.” Well, I am one of the pro-bike crowd. I don't know where Mr. Re…

We are in the worst inflation within 40 years, and it is getting worse. I don’t see anyone doing anything to improve it! Vote Democrats out in November!

Let’s celebrate Independence Day by recognizing the importance of the independent mind and the dangers of the dependent mind. We are losing our independence because we are being robbed of our ability to think clearly and independently. What a great time to introduce the book, Battle for the …

I’m reading about the proposed levy to increase the number of Coos County Jail beds from the high 40s to 100-150. Some of the problems not mentioned in the article is the lack of staff to prosecute the law breakers. 

Our coastal region is blessed to be by located by the mighty Pacific ocean and its proximity to thousands of acres of forests, dunes and rivers. The increase in population and changes in our climate have subjected our communities to pressure on how we allocate these precious resources going …

I am a 64-year-old woman, who wants to get in better shape. I just had my bicycle tuned up, and plan to start riding soon. I am neither an “enviro-weenie” or a doping Lance Armstrong wannabe. 

It's not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted. What makes it hard for the newest newcomers is that they’re caught up in a mysterious culture.

Response to Jerald Reese. Keep bikes off our streets. How can we be making the area more bike-friendly? Coos Bay/North Bend has no bike infrastructure to work with. Good bike and pedestrian infrastructure have benefits to the health and wealth of an area.

I think congratulations are due to Jace Rogers for having, in his letter of July 1st about the Pride flag, fulfilled every stereotype about the angry, ignorant, paranoid, redneck who hasn’t yet made it into the 20th century, let alone the 21st, and who hasn’t realized that everyone who isn’t…

In response to “Keep bikes off our streets (Jerald Reese, July 9, 2022),” I am a local bike rider who is neither a “Lance Armstrong wannabe,” nor a “degenerate” without a car or driver’s license, although I do bike more miles than I drive annually. As far as an “enviro-weenie,” I am not sure…

This past July 4th, I enjoyed watching the fireworks displays and entertainers from many large cities that were televised on several channels. I was struck by the sizable crowds but the one that gathered at the Capitol impressed me with their colors and enthusiasm for celebrating the birth o…

The seven Colorado River states – Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming – face a daunting mid-August deadline. The federal government has asked them to come up with a plan to reduce their combined water usage from the Colorado River by up to 4 million acre-feet …

The Colorado River is revealing its secrets. For decades a World War II landing craft lay submerged 200 feet beneath Lake Mead’s surface — but now it’s beached, rusting in the sun. It’s become an unsettling marker of just how vulnerable the river is and how parched the Intermountain West has…

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so many stories about salmon heading toward extinction that I’ve lost count.