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Health officials issue call to action to protect kids

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ICU bed shortage Oregon
Photo by Justin Werner

PORTLAND, Ore. – State health officials are asking people to take immediate, urgent action to protect children and ensure there are pediatric intensive care beds available in Oregon hospitals to treat any child or youth with a serious illness or injury. Oregon health officials expect respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases to peak after the Thanksgiving holiday, which will further strain pediatric hospital intensive care units in the Portland area that are already at their limit.

In response to Oregon’s acute shortage of pediatric intensive care beds, state health officials recommend that people:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow, or with a tissue that you immediately throw away after use.
  • Clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces, including doorknobs, faucets, chairs, countertops and tables.
  • Regularly wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing into a tissue.
  • There is no vaccine for RSV.
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces.

The recommendations come as at least two Portland-area hospitals – Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center – notified OHA they have enacted crisis standards of care for their pediatric intensive care units. Crisis care standards allow hospitals to adjust their staffing to help treat as many critically ill children in the state as possible.

Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said, “Oregon children’s hospitals are pushed to the limit. If you have young children and they get sick, there may not be a hospital bed for them. Our recommendations are a call to action for Oregonians to help slow the spread of respiratory disease and make sure no child’s life is put at risk because every pediatric ICU bed in our state is full with another seriously ill kid.”

“Multiple respiratory infections circulating in our community are of great concern to all of us in health care, says Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s Genevieve Buser, MDCM, a pediatric infectious disease specialist. “Children have been especially hard hit, and we are caring for unprecedented numbers of very sick young people in our hospitals, immediate care facilities, and clinics. Right now, more than half of our kids sick enough to be hospitalized have RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), and almost all of those are babies less than 6 months of age. It causes babies to need oxygen to breathe, and even stop breathing.”

Dr. Buser added that since the Oregon region is in a crisis for critical pediatric hospital beds, “we should do what we can as a community to slow transmission to our most vulnerable neighbors,” including getting COVID and flu vaccinations. “Older adults, too–especially those with chronic lung disease–can become very ill with RSV, in addition to COVID and flu.”

State health officials are working with hospitals to bring additional nurses into Oregon from out of state. OHA officials also are pursuing health care volunteers through Serv-OR, the state’s emergency volunteer registry. In addition, OHA is providing hospitals with recent legislatively appropriated funds to aid staffing.

Parents of children younger than five, especially newborns to 6-month-olds, are especially advised to take precautions that keep their children safe and help to limit the spread of RSV and influenza in coming weeks. Young children, as well as older adults – people 65 and older – are at higher risk of severe illness from these respiratory viruses, including hospitalization and death.

Data showing that the RSV hospitalization rate for children quadrupled between Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, from 2.7 to 10.8 children per 100,000 population. RSV hospitalizations are expected to rise further over the next few weeks.

Hospitalizations are also being fueled by a rapid increase in influenza cases around the state. According to OHA’s weekly Flu Bites influenza surveillance report, the percentage of positive influenza tests has doubled each week since mid-October – it was 1% the week ending Oct. 22, 2% on Oct. 29, 4.5% on Nov. 5, 9.3% on Nov. 12 and 16.4% on Nov. 19.

A 5% positivity rate for influenza tests is considered a threshold for significant influenza circulation.

RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, coughing and sneezing. Most infections go away on their own in a week or two. Almost all children will have had an RSV infection by their second birthday.

People experiencing mild RSV symptoms should:

  • Stay home from work or school, and avoid indoor and outdoor holiday gatherings and events.
  • Manage fever and pain with over-the-counter fever reducers and pain relievers.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Make sure to talk to your health care provider before giving your child over-the-counter cold medicines which are typically not indicated for this age group.

While cold-like symptoms are more typical of RSV infections, some children can experience severe symptoms requiring immediate care. Parents should call their pediatrician or seek care right away if child has any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or increased work of breathing.
  • Symptoms of dehydration, or fewer than one wet diaper every eight hours.
  • Gray or blue color to tongue, lips or skin.
  • Decreased activity and alertness.

Some children with RSV may be at increased risk of developing a bacterial infection, such as an ear infection. Call your pediatrician if your child has:

  • Symptoms that worsen or do not start to improve after seven days.
  • A fever of 100.4°F or higher if they are younger than 3 months old (12 weeks).
  • A fever that rises above 104°F repeatedly for a child of any age.
  • Poor sleep or fussiness, chest pain, ear tugging or ear drainage.

For more information about RSV, visit OHA’s RSV page. Information about influenza is available at OHA’s Flu Prevention page.

Thankful to

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Thanksgiving 2022

What I like best about the holiday season in America is the reflective mood it puts me in.

It also seems to affect others that way, based on the comments I hear in person, on tv or read on the internet. I note comments like “I’m thankful for my freedom. Or, “I’m thankful for my family. While gratitude for things is proper, it is not possible without being thankful to someone.

Thankful for your freedoms? Thank those that struggled to secure those freedoms. Sometimes it was a soldier, sometimes a politician that sacrificed to stand firm on a law enshrining freedoms. Thankful for your family?  Thank your family.
Thank your ancestors.  Even if you don’t get along with your family all the time, thank them for being your family.

Thankful for a roof over your head? Thank those that learned to build a house.

Like taking time to count your blessings, taking time to give thanks to those that have provided so much for you, even if you’ve never met them, can bring life back into perspective when things don’t always seem great.

In 1789, President George Washington’s issued the following Thanksgiving proclamation:

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks…”

Washington knew that he (and we, the people of this nation) needed to express our thanks to someone for all the gifts this land and form of government have provided.

Washington expressed his thanks to his God. He knew this country’s founding was a gift to be thankful for and had to have come from someone. He could have listed hundreds of people who sacrificed and even died to make America a reality but ultimately, he knew in his heart, to be thankful to his God.

I am thankful for you today.  I am thankful to everyone that worked to make it possible for you to be able to read and me to be able to write this little article.

Take time to give thanks to someone for all the blessings in your life.

Swinging art in Lincoln City

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Art Lincoln City

The Lincoln City Cultural Center welcomed a new member this week; a towering piece of public art.

The morning sun shines through our new resident.

The metallic colossus is firmly mounted to four blocks of concrete and features long antennae shaped pieces jutting from the top and a swinging body that visitors are encouraged to interact with.    

“The kids have called it the spider monkey donut monster,” said Niki Price, executive director of the Lincoln City Cultural Center.  The display comes to the city through the efforts of Lincoln City’s Public Arts Committee.  The committee was able to get the art at a reduced rate due to the work having already been done for another buyer, but that deal never went through.

Reactions on Facebook range from joy to bewilderment. 

Daniel M. writes: “Maybe it’s me but I like it a (sic) interesting piece of moving art.” 

Hannah V. commented: “It’s cool, but what is it?” 

Others questioned the cost versus other needs in the town. 

Marcella J. asked: “And how much did that piece of art cost when there are homeless people out there…?”

When completed, the base of the sculpture will meet a new patio which Price points out “Will allow someone of average height to touch the round part in the center…it is designed to be touched and swing back and forth.”  Inside the horizontal ring are large rubber bumpers along with large springs to absorb the movement.  When asked how the structure will hold up under winter winds Price said, “It was engineered by the artist to withstand high winds and gusts.”

Kelly Howard of the Jennifer Sears Gallery oversaw the installation of two fused glass inserts that she created specifically for the piece.

Kelly Howard supervises the installation of her glass
Two handmade glass pieces will adorn the top.

A sweet addition to the area

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Amy and Jarod Waters at the ribbon cutting of Anglerfish Espresso

Amy and Jarod Waters had a dream of owning a coffee shop. That dream has come to fruition with the grand opening of Anglerfish Espresso at 7040 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach. 



“I wanted to open up a coffee shop when I was 18 and that was when when I met Jarod.  We vactioned here for 20 years because it reminds us of grandma,” said Amy. “We wanted a community oriented space where people could have some bumpin’ music and have a place to just hang out.”



Inside, one would expect the warm, welcoming aroma of freshly ground and brewed coffee but the Waters double down with the enticing smell of fresh baked goods courtesy of 19 year old Mason Joeflich.

Mason displaying a scratch made pumpkin pie

Mason is a student at Oregon Coast Community College in Lincoln City studying microbiology.
Three days per week Mason exercises his baking muscles with homemade scratch creations like scones, muffins, cookies and pies (and much more). Asked how he balances work and school Hoeflich responded:

“Amy and Jarod have been very flexible wih me.” 

 Amy adds, “People will stalk us to find out what Mason’s made.”

His creations frequently sell out and he is planning on also selling his wares at a local farmers market very soon.

As the Waters continue to add to their menu they are also hoping to start weekly live music.

Anglerfish Espresso ,Gleneden Beach

Anglerfish Espresso hours are

Wednesday thru Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Tuesday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

 

 

 

My Child is Sick, Could it Be RSV?

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RSV
A Lincoln City third grader covers her cough (Photo by Justin Werner)

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the usual winter colds and flus all but disappeared as people masked up and kept their distance. Now with children back in school, most pandemic restrictions lifted and in-person gatherings again becoming the norm, respiratory ailments are starting to make a comeback.

Among the germs making the seasonal rounds is the respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV. Cases of RSV are increasing nationwide and are likely to rise in Oregon.

While the virus is getting a lot of attention in the media, RSV is common and mild for most children and adults. RSV symptoms are the same as the common cold – runny nose, cough, sneezing, fever and loss of appetite.

“By their second birthday, most children have had RSV,” said Pediatrician Caitlyn Anglin, DO, of Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center. “If you have a sick child at home, it is good to monitor their symptoms because sometimes RSV can cause severe disease in children under 2 years old – especially infants under 6 months old. It can also cause severe disease in older adults.”

The same precautionary measures we took for COVID-19 are also effective for preventing other respiratory illnesses like RSV and the flu. There is no vaccine for RSV, but there are tried-and-true ways to reduce your chances of catching or spreading the virus:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep your hands away from your or your child’s face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and electronic devices.
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor settings, especially if you or someone in your home is at high risk for severe disease.

People at high-risk include:

  • Young children, in particular children under 2.
  • Children with underlying medical conditions.
  • People of all ages with weakened immune systems.
  • Adults 65 and older, especially those with chronic heart or lung disease.

If your child has symptoms of any respiratory illness – a cold, flu, COVID-19 or RSV – remember the following guidelines:

  • If symptoms are mild, keep your child home.
  • Help manage symptoms with proper nutrition, hydration and rest.
  • Use over-the-counter medicine to manage fever and pain, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen if needed. Never give aspirin to children.

“Patients with RSV usually feel better within a week or two,” said Samaritan’s Dr. Anglin. “A residual cough and nasal drainage can last for a few weeks after initial symptoms begin. It is usually not necessary to be tested for RSV. If symptoms are severe or getting worse quickly, contact your health care provider. Warning signs that require immediate attention include difficulty breathing, breathing very quickly and dehydration.”

Dr. Anglin also said that the pediatricians at Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center have same-day appointments available for ill pediatric patients. Call the clinic at 541-994-9191 to make an appointment.

For more information, see these RSV resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Oregon seeks drug price impact stories

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prescription drug increases Oregon

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) wants to hear from the public about how increasing prescription drug prices are affecting Oregonians.

DCBS is hosting a public Zoom meeting 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, where Oregon legislators will listen to comment and serve as moderators. The department is wanting to know how the steady increases in prescription drugs has affected you and your family.

Members of the public can submit written testimony on the State of Oregon Division of Financial Regulation’s website or speak at the hearing via a Zoom link provided with the buttons below.

ATTEND ZOOM MEETING

SUBMIT YOUR STORY

READ OTHER’S STORIES

Topics at the hearing will cover insulin prices, pharmaceutical supply chain, and pharmacy benefit management rebate transparency. Panelists will include representatives from pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug manufacturers, prescription drug wholesalers, and an independent pharmacy owner.

Each year DCBS holds a public hearing on prescription drug pricing. State legislators are present and get to hear the public’s concerns.

 

Samaritan earns Military Friendly Employer designation

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Military friendly Samaritan
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (Photo by Justin Werner)

Samaritan Health Services has earned the 2023 Military Friendly Employer designation, a designation it is proud to have received every year since 2017.

“We take a lot of pride in being an inclusive employer,” said Samaritan Health Services President and CEO Doug Boysen, JD, MHA. “Veterans are highly skilled and often find success working in health care as biomedical engineers, nurses, medical assistants and information systems developers and analysts.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over a thousand companies participated in the 2023 Military Friendly survey. Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly ® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.

“Companies earning the Military Friendly Employers designation elevate the standard for military programs globally; they have invested in substantive programs that promote positive outcomes for service members, military spouses, and veterans within their organizations,” said Kayla Lopez, director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly. “For these employers, hiring military is more than just the right thing to do; it’s a standard that makes good business sense.”

Samaritan Health Services will be showcased in the 2023 Military Friendly Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and on MilitaryFriendly.com. To learn more about careers at Samaritan, visit samhealth.org/Careers.

Alaskan storm prompts sneaker wave alert

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Sneaker Waves Lincoln City

National Weather Service Portland (NWS) issued a Beach Hazards Statement for possible sneaker waves that may occur Sunday into Monday.

An Alaskan storm with strong winds is pushing swells towards the Oregon Coast, causing NWS to issue the alert for Sunday morning through Monday morning.

“Beachgoers should be aware of the ocean and we’re trying to increase awareness about sneaker waves through things like issuing the Beach Hazards Statements,” NWS Meteorologist Lisa Kriederman said. “Take your time and watch the water for awhile and see what’s happening. The biggest thing is to not turn your back to the ocean.”

Sneaker waves can catch unsuspecting beachgoers and knock them off their feet as water can run up the beach significantly farther than normal. A person can be swept into the frigid ocean which may lead to injury and drowning. Sneaker waves can also move logs which can cause injury or death.

Staying out of the water is advised and staying off the beach is recommended.

Veteran’s Day Eagle flyover

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F-15 Lincoln City
An F-15D Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard Base, Ore., takes off during an afternoon sortie, Feb. 19, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs/Released)

F-15 Eagles with the Oregon Air National Guard 142nd Wing may fly over Lincoln City Friday as part of its Veteran’s Day flyovers.

“We appreciate the opportunity to honor those that have served before us,” 142nd Wing Commander, Colonel Todd Hofford, said. “The demonstration of air superiority on this day is a great reminder to us all how fortunate we are to be citizens of this country. These patriotic flyovers are courtesy of your Hometown Air Force.”

The fighters will be around 1,000 feet at 400 mph.

Homepage reached out to the 142nd Wing and asked them to flyover Lincoln City on their way to Tillamook. They have flown over Lincoln City before, so don’t be surprised if they make another appearance.

Flight schedule:

10:45 a.m. Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook, Ore.
10:57 a.m. Albany Veterans Day Parade, Albany, Ore.
11:11 a.m. University of Portland, Portland, Ore.
11:32 a.m. The Dalles Area Chamber, The Dalles, Ore.
12:07 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Ore.
12:22 p.m. Douglas County Veterans Day Parade, Roseburg, Ore.

Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational
contingencies. There will also be a funeral flyover at 11:20 a.m. in Mollala, Ore.

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border through their Aerospace Control Alert mission as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.

For more information, contact 142nd Wing Public Affairs at [email protected]

Lincoln County Election Results

Election 2022

Approximately 99 percent of the votes for Lincoln County have been processed, with 66.33 percent voter turnout. Here are the 2022 Lincoln County General Election results:

United States Senator
  • Jo Rae Perkins – Republican
  • Dan Pulju – Pacific Green
  • Ron Wyden – Democrat
  • Chris Henry – Progressive
  • 9891
  • 326
  • 15144
  • 474
United States Representative in Congress, 4th District
  • Alek Skarlatos – Republican
  • Mike Beilstein – Pacific Green
  • Levi Leatherberry – Independent
  • Val Hoyle – Democrat
  • Jim Howard – Constitution
  • 10174
  • 462
  • 765
  • 13757
  • 339
Governor
  • Tina Kotek – Democrat
  • Donice Noelle Smith – Constitution
  • R Leon Noble – Libertarian
  • Betsy Johnson – Nonaffiliated
  • Christine Drazan – Republican
  • 12844
  • 148
  • 123
  • 2618
  • 10241
State Representative, 10th District
  • David Gomberg – Democrat
  • Celeste McEntee – Republican
  • 15464
  • 10154
Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries
  • Christina E Stephenson
  • Cheri Helt
  • 13275
  • 7197
Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 10
  • Kristina Hellman – Incumbent
  • 15877
Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 11
  • Anna M Joyce – Incumbent
  • 15050
Judge of the Circuit Court, 17th District, Position 3
  • Amanda Benjamin – Incumbent
  • 15664
Lincoln County Commissioner, Position 1
  • Carter McEntee
  • Casey L Miller
  • 8883
  • 13379
Lincoln County Clerk
  • Amy A Southwell
  • 16254
Lincoln County Treasurer
  • Jayne Welch
  • 16077
City of Depoe Bay Mayor
  • Jerome Grant
  • Kathy Short
  • 373
  • 536
City of Depoe Bay Council Member, Position 4
  • Rick Beasley
  • 541
City of Depoe Bay Council Member, Position 5
  • No Candidate Filed
  • 0
City of Depoe Bay Council Member, Position 6
  • Fran Recht
  • 580
City of Lincoln City Mayor
  • Susan Wahlke
  • Riley Hoagland
  • 2489
  • 1638
City of Lincoln City Council Member, Ward I
  • Mitch Parsons
  • 971
City of Lincoln City Council Member, Ward II
  • Sydney Kasner
  • Carolyn Nguyen
  • 830
  • 547
City of Lincoln City Council Member, Ward III
  • Rick Mark
  • Mellissa Sumner
  • 723
  • 483
City of Newport Mayor
  • Dean Sawyer
  • 3051
City of Newport Council Members (vote for three)
  • Jan Kaplan
  • Ryan M Parker
  • CM Hall
  • 2611
  • 2825
  • 2642
City of Siletz Mayor
  • William K Worman
  • 331
City of Siletz Council Member, Position 1
  • Tina Retasket
  • 323
City of Siletz Council Member, Position 4
  • Jasmine Whitehead
  • 311
City of Toledo Mayor
  • Rod Cross
  • 1051
City of Toledo Council Members (vote for three)
  • Wade Carey
  • Betty Kamikawa
  • Kim Bush
  • Ryan J Dokter
  • 620
  • 838
  • 723
  • 421
City of Waldport Mayor
  • Michael L Gatens
  • Greg Holland
  • 515
  • 646
City of Waldport Council Members (vote for three)
  • Michael Flaming
  • Michelle Severson
  • Rick Booth
  • Sue Woodruff
  • Jerry Townsend
  • 376
  • 609
  • 649
  • 651
  • 451
City of Waldport Council Member (unexpired term-vote for one)
  • Melaia McKinley Kilduff
  • 835
City of Yachats Mayor
  • Ann Stott
  • Craig Berdie
  • 267
  • 372
City of Yachats Council Members (vote for two)
  • Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey
  • Anthony J Muirhead
  • Catherine Ann Whitten-Carey
  • 377
  • 344
  • 375
Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District, Zone 1
  • Kyle O’Neill
  • 15558
Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District, Zone 2
  • Alan Fujishin
  • 15427
Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District, Zone 3
  • No Candidate Filed
  • 0
Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District, At Large
  • No Candidate Filed
  • 0
Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, Subdivision 1
  • Paul Davies
  • 3031
Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, Subdivision 2
  • Alma Baxter
  • 3164
Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District, Subdivision 2
  • Bill Turner
  • 160
Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District, Subdivision 3
  • Larry Anthony
  • 121
Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District, Subdivision 5
  • Donald Tucker
  • 142
Measure 111 – Amends Constitution: State must ensure affordable healthcare access, balanced against requirement to fund schools, other essential services
  • Yes
  • No
  • 14006
  • 10795
Measure 112 – Amends Constitution: Removes language allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime
  • Yes
  • No
  • 14081
  • 10814
Measure 113 – Amends Constitution: Legislators with ten unexcused absences from floor sessions disqualified from holding next term of office
  • Yes
  • No
  • 18732
  • 6382
Measure 114 – Requires permit to acquire firearms; police maintain permit/firearm database; criminally prohibits certain ammunition magazines
  • Yes
  • No
  • 13097
  • 12284
Measure 21-210 – City of Toledo – Prohibits psilocybin-related businesses within Toledo for two years.
  • Yes
  • No
  • 739
  • 640
Measure 21-211 – Lake Point Special Road District – Lake Point Special Road District Local Option Tax Measure
  • Yes
  • No
  • 63
  • 66
Measure 21-212 – Central Oregon Coast Fire & Rescue District – Local Option Tax For Central Coast Fire & Rescue
  • Yes
  • No
  • 1111
  • 972
Measure 21-213 – Devils Lake Water Improvement District – 5-year local option tax for operations
  • Yes
  • No
  • 1712
  • 2879
Measure 21-214 – Yachats Rural Fire Protection District – Fire, Rescue and EMS Services Local Option Tax (LOT)
  • Yes
  • No
  • 951
  • 689
Measure 21-215 – City of Lincoln City – Amends Charter to increase lodging tax from 9.5% to 12%.
  • Yes
  • No
  • 2613
  • 1823

 

Beginning in 2022, ballots mailed on or before election day (with postmarks) will still be counted if they arrive up to 7 days after the election.  Because of this, Election Results will be posted once on election night and updated the following days until complete:

1st Report of Election Results November 8, 2022 at 8:00pm
2nd Report of Election Results November 9, 2022 at 5:00pm
3rd Report of Election Results November 10, 2022 at 5:00pm
4th Report of Election Results November 15, 2022 at 5:00pm
Final Report of Unofficial Election Results November 29, 2022 at 5:00pm
Final Report of Official Election Results December 2, 2022 at 5:00pm