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Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

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Courser braces Schrader over law and order stand

Mounting the biggest challenge ever to an entrenched incumbent, Congressional candidate Amy Ryan Courser this week drew a stark battle line between her and six-term representative Kurt Schrader over law enforcement in the U.S. Fifth District.

Lincoln County discusses waiver of fees retroactively for wildfire victims

Lincoln County government met Monday to discuss possibly waiving construction fees for victims of the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and may do so retroactively to Sept. 8. 

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NWS issues freeze warning for North, Central Oregon Coast

National Weather Service Portland issued a freeze warning Sunday night for the North and Central Oregon Coasts for 1-10 a.m. Monday.

Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

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Enough with the COVID doom and gloom

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Homepage team behind Fox 12 wildfire coverage

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

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He was the soldier who became a skyjacker, the skyjacker who became a priest, and the priest who lived and died in Depoe Bay. He was D.B. Cooper, the most famous fugitive on earth, and he was my friend.

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.

Lincoln City Homepage Letters to the editor

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. In doing so, Claire gained a depth of institutional knowledge and networks which are imperative in today’s constant barrage of crises.

Claire served during the 2008 recession, which required extensive budgetary cuts, including a vote by herself to decrease her own salary. As the county braces to learn of this year’s budget, we need someone in office who is already familiar where those cuts will best be made.  Only experience can get it right.

Covid-19 and the Echo Mountain fire created strain our county. Claire’s steady hand has aptly led us through unnavigated waters. The delicate balance of public health and economy prompted the need for new mandates, and continual calibration. Face masks, 24-hour holds on lodging were supported by Claire, alongside the safe opening of businesses and restaurants, allowing for the economy to improve. Claire has tirelessly worked for those affected by the recent wildfire – posting updates and interviews on pertinent developments on social media, procuring FEMA assistance, and serving as a conduit for needs to be met for those displaced or relocated.

But this is nothing new for Claire. As a commissioner, she has helped create: affordable housing; Veterans House Complex to be built 2021; transitional housing for criminals; better lives for our veterans by tripling Veterans Services Office personnel and doubling VA benefits; a safer county by increasing jail capacity by 60%; Drug Court through grants; Newport and Lincoln City health clinics, and school clinics; expansion of Samaritan Health Services in the county; good faith by voting to return county-owned, sacred land to Confederated Tribes of Siletz; jobs through NOAA and OSU; and notably, Project Homeless Connect in 2007.

It was through Project Homeless Connect (PHC) and reporting where our paths intersected. As a nursing student, I was honored to play a small role in medical care for PHC, which provides meals, vaccinations, haircuts, dentistry, pet care, and references to our homeless. And it was while reporting government for the Newport News-Times where I learned of the intelligence, work ethic, and compassion Claire has for her neighbors in Lincoln County.

It is with great pride that I support Claire’s candidacy to retain her position as county commissioner. I encourage others to do the same by reflecting on all she has accomplished through her years as your public servant.

Kendall S. Cable

Waldport, OR

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  1. Is this the same person who thought it was a great idea for the ethnic group most likely to have a poor Covid-19 outcome to not wear a mask, therefore putting them at more risk, because white people see them all as thieves and rapists, rather than as ordinary people trying to protect themselves… yeah, I’m sure she’d be a wonderful public servant if she could detach herself from her woke echo chamber bubble and enter the real world…

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