• Rounding up the immigration arguments

    Thanks to the News-Times for recently giving immigration policy a top billing. On the 10th of July, there were about 20 submissions in the opinion section. About seven were passionate appeals for Americans to stop the abuse of refugee immigrant children. Good for them.

  • Messin’ with the news

    I may not be as old as television, but I’m at least a decade older than Seattle-area broadcast television. I don’t remember when we actually got our first TV, and I have no idea about how it is that we could have afforded one — Mom was a single parent; Grandma lived with us, and she liked the telly. Grandma regularly watched the Gillette “Blue Blades”-sponsored Saturday Night Fights, but her favorite program was wrestling. Her favorite: The Masked Marvel.

  • Fair Democrats

    I heard that some visitors to the Lincoln County Fair booth recently sponsored by the local Democrats were deeply offended by a dummy child in a cage, sleeping under an aluminum foil blanket. As a local Democrat myself, I am shocked and offended, too. I am shocked at the reality of our current child separation policy. That policy is the true offense. To those that didn’t enjoy seeing this pale imitation, I can only say, I wish you were shocked by what lies behind it.

  • How to repair the broken system

    I attended one of this year's community forums on immigration. I appreciate the work done to bring the forums to our cities and found the sessions highly interesting. As you would expect for Oregon, the overall emphasis was one of "we love our immigrants," and at least in the session I attended, no difficult questions of a larger picture were addressed.

  • A concert of, by and for the people

    Each year, the Newport Symphony Orchestra gives to our community a free concert on the Fourth of July to celebrate America, and the concert last week did so in so many ways — red, white, and blue.

  • Yachats fireworks would not happen without Katherine Guenther

    As I write this letter, the fireworks in Yachats have just finished. It was a spectacular event. As usual, hundreds of people have enjoyed them. What a lot of people don’t realize is that is not a city or chamber of commerce event. This is an event that has been held together mostly by one single individual, Katherine Guenther.

  • Our government should belong to the people

    Is anyone else concerned that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is blacklisting vendors that work with progressive challengers but continues to pay those whose corporate clients work to block policies like net neutrality and Medicare for all?

  • The latest news about Crestview Heights School

    We would like to begin by sharing our sincerest thank you for your trust and patience as we took on the air quality issues at Crestview Heights School together with you and the Lincoln County School District. Your input, shared experiences and knowledge helped shape how we as a group conducted research and explored the data to decide how to move forward throughout this process.

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A cougar was spotted killing and consuming a deer in north Newport, on a residential street near Big Creek at around 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 11.

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Newport High alum murdered in Washington

On July 9, the Walla Walla Police Department announced via Facebook that they were investigating the homicide of Kyle Jordan Martz, 35, after discovering his remains.

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Concerns raised over Juno recycling project

TOLEDO — A roomful of Toledo, Siletz and Logsden residents packed Toledo City Hall on Monday night to tell the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality what they thought about the Georgia-Pacific Mill in Toledo going forward with the Juno Project, which would see 100,000 tons of garbage per year turned into paper boxes. 

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Siletz grad named to WSU Hall of Fame

Rod Commons, a 1961 graduate of Siletz High school and 1966 graduate of Oregon State University, is among six Washington State University individuals who will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 6, 2019 in Spokane.

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Falling home crushes worker

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