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Legislators work to address double taxation, property taxes for fire victims

Oregon legislators are working to address problematic taxation statutes victims of wildfires are facing as they try to recover and rebuild.

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.

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.

State sends $320,000 to Oregon Coast Community College

Lincoln County received some good news Tuesday with a decision by the legislative Emergency Board to send Oregon Coast Community College $320,000.

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. 

Dial 2-1-1 to get your share of Covid windfall

Fat checks from Washington were just the tip of the iceberg as government officials from Lincoln City to the state capitol continue to throw cash at the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Rep. Gomberg exonerated in sexual harassment investigation

Oregon House Representative David Gomberg has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the House Special Committee on Conduct in response to a woman who said she overheard him "joking" about a prostate cancer treatment at an annual industry dinner in 2019.

Gomberg: ‘Unemployment inboxes were overwhelmed’

For weeks I have been talking to the Governor's office and agencies about our situation here in HD 10. The central and north coast currently suffer the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Latest news

Courser claims ag abandoned by Schrader

The suddenly-tight race in the fertile U.S. 5th District could hinge on Oregon family farms and rural communities slammed by pandemic and wildfire, claimed the challenger to a six-term incumbent who has severed his official ties to agriculture.

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. 

Newport K9 team discovers commercial quantity of meth

Newport Police Officer Hayden Randall and his partner, K9 Nero, were responsible for discovering a commercial quantity of methamphetamine during a routine traffic violation...

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.
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