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Echo Mountain Complex: 293 homes destroyed, Zero fatalities

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Echo Mountain Complex Fire 40 percent contained

A lack of expected rain hasn’t stopped firefighters from getting more control over the Echo Mountain Wildfire as 40 percent of the fire is contained and mopping up efforts are underway. 

New ‘dignified’ donation distribution center at Lincoln City Outlets

Lincoln County Public Health officials and members of the Lincoln City church community will be opening a centralized donation distribution center in Lincoln City, 2 p.m. Tuesday to get needed supplies in the hands of people affected by the wildfires.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 33 percent contained

A milestone was reached for firefighters on the Echo Mountain Complex yesterday as 100 percent of the control line has been completed on both fires.

Garbage fire at North Lincoln Sanitary Service

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside a garbage truck behind the main office of North Lincoln Sanitary Service Monday evening.

Donation distribution center being established in Lincoln City

A donation distribution center is being set up Monday afternoon in Lincoln City by Lincoln County personnel with the location to be announced.

Special Lincoln City Council meeting unavailable online

Monday's special 10 a.m. Lincoln City Council meeting was not accessible to the public on the City's website due to technical problems on the streaming provider's end.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 25 percent contained

Firefighters are working to finish the last of the fire line on the Echo Mountain Fire and once this last piece of line is completed, both fires will be 100 percent lined. Firefighters have been battling difficult terrain and dense fuels to complete the line. The fire remains at 2,435 acres in size, and is currently 25 percent contained.
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NLFR Chief Dahlman makes statement about evacuees returning to their homes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JumNz0RipuQNorth Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Dahlman gives an update on residents returning to homes but said it might be another 4-5 days...

Mayor greets reporters, Sheriff turns them away

Homepage reporters were on Highway 18 Sunday after attempts to get media access to the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and affected neighborhoods was not granted.

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Evacuations in effect for Lincoln City

A level 3 evacuation is in effect for all of Lincoln City from 40th street north. Level 3 means go now.

Fire strikes historic Otis Cafe on Independence Day

North Lincoln Fire Rescue units swarmed the Otis Cafe shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to combat a fully involved fire at the iconic restaurant.

Highway 101 hole prompts ODOT to call in geologists

Oregon Department of Transportation officials have called in geologists Thursday to take core samples of a hole on southbound Highway 101 in Otis.

Lincoln City wildfires update

Lincoln City government issued an update Thursday on wildfires north of the city, saying all evacuation orders are still in effect and residents are not allowed in the area.

An evacuated Lincoln City sits dark and intact

Lincoln City Police were active Wednesday night and were patrolling with spotlights in a town evacuated and once again without power.

Local men face drug, weapons charges following ATF search and arrest raid

Two Lincoln City men and a Cloverdale resident were charged Wednesday after Special Agents from the ATF Seattle Field Division executed multiple federal search and arrest warrants in Lincoln City.

Apple released a new affordable iPad model on Tuesday that supports Apple Pencil and is compatible with all-new versions of Apple’s word processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps.

The new iPad will be offered to schools for $299 and is available to order today. It will start shipping and arriving in stores this week. Consumers can buy it for $329.

It’s all part of a new suite of products that Apple is offering the education market.

The new device will bring some of Apple’s high-end specs, like Retina display, Pencil support and A10 Fusion chips, to a lower-end device. It will also take the iPad back to its roots with new digital book creation features: Co-founder Steve Jobs worked both inside and outside of Apple to bring computers to college campuses, and digital textbooks was one of the original use cases that inspired the creation of the iPad, according to biographer Walter Isaacson.

Apple's Greg Joswiak speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2018.
Apple’s Greg Joswiak speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2018.

Apple hosted the Tuesday launch event at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School. At the event, CEO Tim Cook emphasized the company’s investments in community colleges, as well as expanded classes at Apple’s retail locations through the “Today at Apple” program announced last year. Apple has 200,000 apps made for education, according to Apple vice president of product marketing Greg Joswiak, who discussed the iPad.

New apps are taking advantage of Apple’s augmented reality development kit, executives said.

Boulevard AR’s app allows students to virtually walk through a museum and see artwork, while a WWF app allows students to interact with wildlife. Froggipedia allows students to dissect a virtual frog with their Apple Pencil.

In addition to more education-related content in Apple’s augmented reality developer program, Apple is also rolling out a new software development platform, ClassKit, aimed at education.

Apple’s Classroom app is also expanding to Mac, executives said. A new free app, Schoolwork, will make it easier for teachers to assign handouts and track students’ progress.

Apple also announced that iCloud storage will be free up to 200 GB for the education market, and education users will get the Apple Pencil at a $10 discount.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2018.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2018.

Apple’s “Everybody Can Code” program, focused on mobile apps, recently expanded to 70 more colleges, and iPad devices host Swift Playgrounds, a code education platform. Apple said it plans to expand that curriculum on Tuesday to support broader creative activities.

But while Apple products still get prominent placement in university bookstores, Google’s low-cost Chromebooks have surged to over half of all computing devices shipped to schools. Apple didn’t unveil any new Mac devices during Tuesday’s keynote, despite some rumors that a lower-priced MacBook might be on the way.

Apple said in January it would fund 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai’s women’s education advocacy. Yousafzai was shot in the head, neck and shoulder as a teen after publicly defending women’s education under Taliban rule.

On Tuesday, Cook also addressed recent U.S. gun control rallies at schools across the country and in the nation’s capital, saying Apple has “always believed that people with passion can change the world.”

Apple also didn’t stray from the controversy surrounding rival technology companies over privacy, noting that “it’s important to us that you understand this data stays private.” Apple has emphasized parental control options after criticism that children were developing addictions to its tech products.

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Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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