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Black Belt teaches women’s self-defense in ‘dangerous’ Lincoln City

As a female in one of Oregon’s most dangerous cities, Tiffany Richards would be the wrong woman to pick on in an empty parking lot — one of the places where women are often assaulted.

Lincoln County Jail inmates to receive free tablets with no internet

Lincoln County Jail staff will have a new tool to supervise inmates and help them gain basic life skills with a new tablet program designed to reward good study habits and keep offenders out of custody.

Coast Guard rescues injured fisherman 150 miles off Newport shore

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Tuesday from a 63-foot commercial fishing boat operating about 150 miles offshore from Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Bridge work will close West Devils Lake Road

A section of NE West Devils Lake Road will be partially, then fully shutdown while Stayton-based contractor, HP Civil Inc., replaces a bridge, causing detours to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

COVID-19 outbreak at Hillside Place senior community

Lincoln County Public Health and Hillside Place of Lincoln City announced today the results of testing of all staff and residents done on Friday.

Students at Samaritan Early Learning Center enjoy wealth of new books

The young readers at Samaritan Early Learning Center have a newly expanded library, thanks to a $1,700 grant from the Walter R. Behrens Foundation, which funds charitable, literary and educational enrichment opportunities in North Lincoln County.

OSP identifies deceased female found near Otter Rock

Oregon State Police issued a news release at 2:11 p.m. July 31, identifying the deceased female found on the beach near Otter Rock

Joe the Sea Lion getting a new coat

Concerned citizens who were worried about Nelcott's Joe the Sea Lion being the target of vandals can rest easy as the City of Lincoln City is in the process of restoring the statue.

Driver who crashed into house in stable condition

The driver of a car that crashed into a house on NW Jetty Thursday is listed in stable condition according to Legacy Emanuel Hospital staff in Portland. 

Health advisory lifted for D River Beach

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at D River Beach located in Lincoln City.

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Lincoln County District Attorney

As an 80 year old woman, I’ve experienced a lot in my life. Plenty of failures followed by my share of successes. I was Boise Cascade’s first female executive during a time women didn’t dare think about the entering the boardroom. But I’ve learned a lot along the way. And one of those things is to think for myself. Not what others tell me I should think.

My only child is a Lincoln County Deputy District Attorney. And he has spoken highly about his boss, District Attorney Jonathan Cable. But he has also spoken highly of Deputy District Attorney Lanee Danforth. Rather than listen to my son, I read up on both the candidates, read the voter’s pamphlet and their campaign web pages. I’m impressed with both.

However, as I look back on my life and experiences, I learned more along the way and did a better job as time went on. District Attorney Cable has the advantage of that experience to not repeat the same mistakes, and to keep moving forward. With such an important position, experience is essential. I’ve seen over the years what happens when someone comes to power with little experience.

I am voting for District Attorney Cable and would hope others would join me. District Attorney Cable is perfectly suited for the position. In return, I would ask that Mr. Cable take an interest in Ms. Danforth’s career so she too will have the experience someday to be the District Attorney. That seems fair.

Shelly Thornicroft
Lincoln City, Oregon

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Black Belt teaches women’s self-defense in ‘dangerous’ Lincoln City

As a female in one of Oregon’s most dangerous cities, Tiffany Richards would be the wrong woman to pick on in an empty parking lot — one of the places where women are often assaulted.