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Kitzhaber’s Statement On Oregon Economy

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber released a statement on the Oregon Employment Department’s latest numbers for the state labor market. The Department announced that Oregon’s seasonally adjusted gain of 7,500 jobs in March 2014 was the largest monthly gain in eight years. This continues Oregon’s economic expansion, with many of the state’s major industries, including [...]


Wednesday April 16 2014

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Free Tax Help Available April 15th

There is free help available for preparing and e-filing tax returns. Taxpayers of all ages with low to moderate incomes can have their tax questions answered and their tax returns prepared and e-filed. Trained volunteers who work for the Tax-Aide Program which is sponsored by the IRS and AARP. Three tax sites are available in [...]


Tuesday April 15 2014

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Cover Oregon Enrollment Fair April 24th

The deadline to enroll in private health insurance coverage is April 30th. Oregon Coast Community Action is inviting members of the community who have questions about health coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act and Cover Oregon to meet with Kim Rollins in an information and Cover Oregon enrollment fair. The event will be held [...]


Monday April 14 2014

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Hanging Baskets Benefit Reedsport Lions Club

Here’s a way to bring joy to any mother while at the same time helping the Gardiner/Reedsport Lions Club. Beautiful hanging baskets are available in time for Mother’s Day. There are two varieties of flowers in these baskets: Impatients dominant with Lobelia and Bacopa—and Trailing Pansies dominant with Impatience, Lobelia and Bacopa. The baskets, to benefit [...]


Monday April 14 2014

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Bandon Fundraiser To Help Student Arts

The Bandon After school Arts and Culture Club invite the public to “Art From the Heart – An Evening of Fine Art.” The show will be held at 7pm on Friday, April 11th, at the Sprague Theater in Bandon city park. The event will feature storytellers, musicians and comedians for a night of entertainment [...]


Friday April 11 2014

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Board Of Commissioners Town Hall Meetings

The Coos County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings in order to take comments from the public on the proposed South Coast Community Foundation. Meetings have been set as follows: Friday, April 11th at 6pm at the Red Lion, 1313 North Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay Saturday, April 12th at 2pm at [...]


Friday April 11 2014

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DOR: Many Oregonians Still Need To File Taxes

The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding nearly 500,000 Oregonians that they still need to file personal income tax returns by the April 15th filing deadline. That’s only one week away. “Based on last year’s totals, we expect another 470,000 returns by April 15th,” said Megan Denison, Policy and Systems Manager for Revenue. “That’s nearly [...]


Wednesday April 9 2014

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President Declares Disaster In OR For Winter Storm

The President has declared a disaster declaration for Oregon to help recover from damage caused by the severe winter storm in February 2014. FEMA is providing financial assistance for emergency work, and repairs or replacement of public infrastructure in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties. The majority of the damages were to public utilities as [...]


Saturday April 5 2014

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Warning Shot Fired At EOCI; Inmates Fighting

At approximately 9:45am on Friday, April 4th, three inmates reportedly engaged in a fight on a recreation yard at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The inmates refused verbal directives to stop fighting, at which time staff administered pepper spray. The inmates continued fighting and a warning shot was fired into a designated safe area. Upon the [...]


Friday April 4 2014

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DEQ Fines Fuel Business In Coquille

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a fuel shipping business in Coquille, a $1,900 penalty. Ron’s Oil Company received a reminder from the DEQ to pay attention to Oregon’s underground storage tank leak detection requirements. The Coquille company was issued the penalty for using the wrong type of leak detection method to monitor for [...]


Tuesday April 1 2014

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