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Vote Anne Marie Skinner

Anne Marie has no allegiance to any people other than those she represents.

Anderson has earned our vote

Like many of my friends, I have long been concerned about the Republicans' repeated abandonment of their responsibilities by fleeing the capitol to hide from votes they are afraid of losing.

Will Anderson show up?

As voters in Oregon’s 5th Senate District, we are being asked to make a choice between Democratic candidate Melissa Cribbins and Republican candidate Dick Anderson.

Lincoln City City Hall will open for ballot drop off

Voters will have access to Lincoln City's ballot box on the third floor of City Hall with COVID-19 restrictions in place beginning Oct. 16.

I support Claire Hall for Lincoln County Commissioner

Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall has dedicated her life to the public – first as a newspaper and radio journalist, and currently as a four-term county commissioner.

Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney Supports Commissioner Hall

I continue to be amazed at her work ethic, her dedication to this community and her availability when a constituent wants to meet with her.

Melissa Cribbins is champion of public education the Oregon Coast needs

Driving down the I-5 corridor, you'll pass some of the best high schools in Oregon. Driving down highway 101 is a different story. Being a local high school student, I've witnessed Oregon's textbook case of educational inequality firsthand.

Re-elect Claire Hall to the Lincoln County Commission

I have known Claire Hall for over thirty years. We met in the late 1980s while she was a broadcast journalist and I was a deputy district attorney for Lincoln County.

Amy Ryan Courser blasts do-nothing politicians for wildfire negligence

Heads should roll on Nov. 3 for slipshod forest policies that changed Oregon into a tinderbox waiting for a spark, declared a contender for Congress who is turning the U.S. 5th District into a hot seat.

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.

Rep. Gomberg: Inferno

Labor Day ended with more impact than any of us could have imagined. Monday night, warm winds erupted from the east. The sky filled with smoke. And early in the evening, the power went out for most of us.

Local government working to address wildfire information vacuum

Local government officials are trying to address an information vacuum the public has been pointing out over damage caused by wildfires to homes in Otis.

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.

Governor says Lincoln County Phase 2 possible for September

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Lincoln County's application to enter Phase 2 was received and a mutually agreed upon date of Sept. 8 could see Lincoln County loosening restrictions if conditions are met.

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.

Comments on the Ocasio-Cortez/Yoho incident

I was very much impressed with first-term New York Democratic House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s emotionally stirring “straight from the heart” comments given on the House floor Thursday.

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.

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