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Mayor, council seat contested in Depoe Bay

Voters yearning for a lively fall election won’t be disappointed as two city council veterans with contrasting views square-off for mayor while a conservative charter-boat captain challenges a prominent environmentalist for a key seat.

Lincoln County Commissioners vote to stay in Phase 1

Lincoln County Commissioners voted Monday to keep Lincoln County in Phase 1 with a 3-0 vote, citing increased concerns over the Labor Day weekend, the convergence of the flu season and a desire to proceed cautiously.

Parkocalypse and public dollars

Some people are calling for public parks to simply close. I'm encouraging the opposite – to open those few waysides still closed and relieve a bit of pressure. Closing parks or parking areas moves the problem from one area to another, and often drives traffic into residential neighborhoods.

Councilor Kusz resigns as the Kusz’s leave Lincoln City

Lincoln City Councilor Diane Kusz resigned from her Ward 2 position to spend time with her husband Jim as they travel across the United States -- "as safe as they can" -- amid a pandemic.

Loss of lottery funds hampers local projects

Oregon State Representative David Gomberg said Lottery Fund revenues are down 90 percent and because of this, bond sales have been cancelled, halting long-planned projects and forcing them to seek money elsewhere.

Gomberg: Special Session Recap

Much has and will be written about this emergency session called by the Governor. Special sessions are infrequent and unusual in the first place. Usually they are called after broad agreement is reached on the issues to be considered. 

Addressing systemic racism in Oregon

We are fortunate to live in a special part of America that values racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. But anyone paying attention this week knows that problems persist. Systemic, institutional, and interpersonal racism remains in our country and in our state that must be addressed.

2020 Lincoln City election information, three council seats expiring

Three Lincoln City Councilors have terms expiring Dec. 31 and interested parties who wish to run for the positions can start today.

Hall, Danforth, and Bachart lead in initial election results

With 90 percent of the votes counted so far, below are the initial Lincoln County election results from County Clerk Dana Jenkins’ office as...

Gomberg: Getting Our District Back to Work

If I have learned anything in my time in the Legislature, it is that good people don't always agree. The Coast is known for our hospitality. We need to remember to show that hospitality to each other.
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