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Summertime and session wrap up

The 2021 Long Session of the Legislature was the most expensive in Oregon history, approaching $30 Billion in basic spending. And that was all done behind a closed door of the Capital.

Mullet music influencer opens shop selling ‘sick’ shades

Lincoln City local Ryan O’Laughlin is opening his own store Saturday based on recent successes in the music industry, including a video about the mullet.

OCCC announces student honors

When history of the pandemic of 2020-2021 is written, chapters will be devoted to the students who found themselves in the middle of it.

Stolen vehicle chase ends in crash

NEWPORT-- A chase originating near Agate Beach on July 8, ended in Newport after the suspect hit a vehicle, sending the other driver to the hospital.

Local legislative wins and losses

I tend not to write "big bills" of statewide consequence. Instead I focus on proposals with a necessary consequence to our district and our special part of Oregon.

Tiger car wash cleans up $900+ for cheer camp

Taft High School Cheerleading operated a fundraiser car wash out of Les Schwab Tire Center Sunday afternoon, making over $900 in donations in just three hours.

Vehicle strikes multiple pedestrians in crosswalk

A black Volkswagen struck a family crossing Highway 101 shortly after noon Sunday, sending multiple people to the hospital.

Samaritan hospitals managing housing, staff shortages

Despite a nationwide nursing staff shortage and a scarcity of local rental properties, the Samaritan Health Services hospitals in Lincoln County are finding ways to cope.

Deer struck, dies on Highway 101

A young deer was struck by a car on Highway 101 in Taft shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, prompting a man to restrain and pet the animal until it died.

Police use grant funds for crash course on pedestrian safety

Lincoln City Police will be on the lookout for drivers failing to stop for a decoy pedestrian between SW 5th and 1st streets, from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 21.

Grant says ‘Hell No’ to county water cartel

DEPOE BAY — A skeptical city councilor told a pair of government water warriors to keep their hands off Depoe Bay’s one-of-a-kind water source Tuesday.

Dollars and Sense

Today I'm looking at a general session overview. And next week I'll cover legislation with a local focus. Your House District 10 team and the Coastal Caucus had a busy session and I am so proud of our accomplishments.

A busy Fourth of July for Lincoln City

Lincoln City had a busy Independence Day with F-15s flying over City Hall, people dressing up for honks, no internet, LCPD and NLFR zipping up and down Highway 101 and trash left on beaches.

F-15 Eagles fly over Lincoln City Independence Day

Fighter jets with the 142nd Wing out of Portland streaked through skies above Lincoln City Independence Day morning, a reminder that interceptor aircraft is ready to defend the Pacific Northwest at a moment's notice.

Oregon hits 70 percent vaccinated

Oregon health Authority says 70 percent of adults 18 and over have received at least one vaccination based on data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ALERT IIS.

Lincoln City Homepage Newspaper

We give you Lincoln City Homepage Mini issue 007, chock full of local news that fits in your pocket. Just wait until we ramp up production and offer a newspaper-sized newspaper (coming soon).

Woman drowns in Lincoln City near Chinook Winds

A 48-year-old Salem woman drowned in the ocean near Chinook Winds Casino Monday, after getting caught in a rip current, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Chief Rob Dahlman said.

Learn about ‘Business over Burgers’ at a college near you

Lincoln City and Newport's Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Oregon Coast Community College's Small Business Development Center for "Business over Burgers" starting this month.

Central Coast wins big as legislature adjourns

When the 2021 Legislative Session concluded late Saturday, Lincoln County quietly emerged as one of the big winners.

Lincoln County Jail continuing COVID-19 restrictions

Lincoln County's jail will continue COVID-19 protocols, requiring inmates and staff to wear masks, keep cells at single occupancy and determine who goes to jail.

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