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Oregon’s ocean coho anglers get their fill

Modified: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- This year's coho and chinook salmon seasons in Oregon are being called "historic" by many fishermen and observers, and the numbers of fish caught support that description.
Recreation quotas (80,000) for ocean coho are being reached, leading to the season's closure (two weeks early) between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain today (Friday) at midnight, and between Leadbetter Point,
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Study reveals strong county economy

Modified: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
NEWPORT -- A new study updating the current condition of Lincoln County's economy offers an optimistic forecast, primarily because a broader, more diversified base has been built during the last decade.
While the 2011 arrival of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) marine operations center in Yaquina Bay certainly signaled an upturn in Newport's economy, the study underlines a
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Port of Alsea looks to future

Modified: Sunday, Sep 21st, 2014
WALDPORT -- An assortment of new ideas are being discussed as the Port of Alsea looks to the future.
With the recent adoption of a new strategic business plan earlier this month, the Port Board of Commissioners is looking at ways to raise revenues and the best uses for vacant properties. The port doesn't want to keep depleting its Strategic
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Siletz man wanted for allegedly kidnapping, stabbing woman

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- A Siletz man is being sought in connection with the alleged kidnapping and stabbing of his former girlfriend, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
Trever Scott Cole, 30, is suspected of stabbing the woman one time, and holding her against her will before she escaped from his residence in the 900 block of SW Ferry Avenue in
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Sun shines on Indian-Style Salmon Bake

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- The 59th annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay today (Saturday) was favored with sunny skies and warm temperatures as a large crowd enjoyed the food and live music.
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Improving the level of fire service in Siletz

Modified: Saturday, Sep 20th, 2014
SILETZ -- Full-time firefighters seem to be more of a rarity now as many departments are filled with volunteers. But for the first time ever, the Siletz Valley Fire District now has two full timers, and it has improved the level of service, Chief RC Mock said.
Many of the 17 volunteers work during the week and have 8,to-5
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Baughman ready to help Toledo toward a ‘bright future’

Modified: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
TOLEDO -- New Toledo City Manager Jay Baughman wants the public to know that his office is "not a closed up, bastion of city bureaucracy." He encourages citizens to come to city hall and council meetings to let their opinions be known.
Since he started in Toledo a little over a week ago, on Sept. 8, Baughman has gone out
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Server maintenance scheduled for News-Times website

Modified: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
After-hours maintenance begins Friday night on the internal servers used by the Newport News-Times.
The routine maintenance could lead to disruption on the News-Times website, and eEdition availability for users attempting to access content late at night.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Defense attorney cites conflict in bookkeeper’s theft case

Modified: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Salem-based lawyer plans to withdraw as the defense attorney in the criminal theft case of a Lincoln City bookkeeper because he is apparently representing one of the victims.
Attorney Paul Ferder informed Lincoln County Circuit Court via letter that he intends to step down as counsel for Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin II, also known as Quentin G.
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It’s ‘cool’ to be a Boy Scout again

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A Friday night meeting with Boy Scout Troop 47 is liable to turn a young man into knots: squares, overhands, bowlines, half hitches and the notorious Alpine butterfly.
"You can use this one for rappelling," said Zach Colbert, 17, as he deftly produced an assortment of ties and loops that left a group of younger boys wide-eyed
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Motorcyclist crashes on Highway 20

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
TOLEDO -- A motorcyclist crashed late Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 229 and Highway 20 east of Dairy Queen.
Toledo Police Department officers are controlling traffic in the area. Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies, and Oregon State Police troopers are on scene.
The accident scene was cleared shortly after 6 p.m.
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Lincoln County receives health advocate funding for schools

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Often the "first line of defense" when it comes to the physical and mental well-being of students, as former school administrator Don McDonald once put it, the school-based health clinics have received the funding needed to bring back health service advocates.
Lincoln County Health & Human Services, working with the Lincoln County School District, has received a $75,000
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Trial reset in Seal Rock sex abuse case

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Seal Rock man accused of sexual abuse and sodomy is heading to trial in November after a judge reset the start date this week to accommodate a request from the defense.
Nicholas David Batchelder, 34, is scheduled to stand trial Nov. 4 in Lincoln County Circuit Court. He faces 16 felonies stemming from two cases, including nine
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Marine board to hold listening sessions for non-motorized boaters

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Non-motorized boaters are invited to join the Oregon State Marine Board agency staff and Non-Motorized Advisory Committee members for an evening of dialog about boating needs that better support activities out on the water. Scheduled listening session will focus on boating access, on-the-water safety, education, information outreach, and funding options to support these services.
"We heard a lot of
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Toledo getting new fire duty truck, public works vehicles

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
TOLEDO -- The Toledo Fire Department and Toledo Public Works will soon be improving service and safety with the addition of new vehicles.
Both received approval from the Toledo City Council Wednesday evening to make the purchases.
All but $23,000 was already in the city's capital budget for the fire department's new duty truck, not to exceed $178,000.
Fire Chief
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Democrats to discuss campaigns and events

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
Lincoln County Democrats will talk about campaigns and organize some local events to support the election when they meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Sonny Mehta, a representative of the Democratic Party, will visit and demonstrate some campaign technology.
The meeting takes place at Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 North Coast Highway, Newport. Meetings of the Lincoln
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Arts community affected by Beaudoin debacle

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- While a group of local businesses continues to cope with being victims of theft, the impact of one man's alleged criminal actions have also made waves in the local arts community.
Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin, also known as Quentin G. Stanhope, of Lincoln City, served as the chairman of the board of directors for Let There Be
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Former agency chief revels in refuse

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An expert at recycling, Gretchen Ammerman discarded a comfortable career in government to make a difference where it counts: on the streets.
"One of the reasons why I left was to be successful at what I do," said Ammerman, an environmental scientist and former agency chief, who once led recycling efforts for the state of Hawaii and
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Poll: Merkley leads Wehby by 8 percentage points

Posted: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
The U.S. Senate contest between incumbent Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Republican challenger Monica Wehby appears to be tightening up.
A survey released this week found Merkley holds a 42 percent to 34 percent lead on Wehby. Pacific Green Party candidate Christina Lugo received 4 percent, while Libertarian hopeful Mike Montchalin picked up 3 percent.
A total of 14 percent were
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Hiker completes Pacific Crest Trail journey

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- After 136 days, or about four-and-a-half months, Jason Evans wrapped up his thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
Evans, a former staffer at the News-Times, reached the northern terminus of the PCT, located next to Manning Park, Canada, on the U.S.-Canada border, on Sept. 13. He finished two days ahead of his personal goal to complete
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Seal study will gather new data

Modified: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014
WALDPORT -- Shea Steingass, a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University's Marine Mammal Institute, was part of a research team involved in giving area harbor seals new head decorations last week.
The team, which included researchers from OSU's Marine Mammal Institute and Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Moss Landing Marine Lab and students from the University of California Santa
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Newport fixes water pipe problems

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
Newport water crews were busy addressing two water lines that were compromised Tuesday.
The first problem occurred at SW Second Street near Alder Street when a contractor providing sewer service for the city struck a water line, which led to dirty water in the neighborhood for a few hours.
"We isolated the line and flushed it right away, and
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Trial in manslaughter case postponed

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The trial of a Pennsylvania man accused of pushing a Newport resident off a cliff has been postponed.
The trial of Donald Richard Lawyer III, 35, of York, Pa., was originally scheduled to begin Tuesday, but could be pushed back to December as Lincoln County Judge Thomas Branford granted defense attorney Mitch Martin's motion to continue.
During a
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Let There Be Arts Gala called off

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- The annual Let There Be Arts Gala has been canceled.
"We regret that due to circumstances beyond our control the Oct. 11, 2014 Let There Be Arts Gala has been canceled," the board said in a statement Wednesday morning.
"We will make every effort to refund donations or ticket sales for the Oct. 11, 2014 gala that
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Newport council floats $18M in water revenue bonds

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Newport City Council adopted an ordinance Monday that authorizes the issues of water revenue bonds in the amount of $18 million to replace and improve specific infrastructure of the city's system.
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Disability services agency closes office

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Providing disability services to the community for nearly 20 years, Progressive Options has closed its doors.
The disability services agency is now only available by phone, but hoping to reopen its physical office next year, said Richard Sherlock, chair of the agency's board of directors.
The 611 SW Hubert St. office closed Aug. 15 because it just "doesn't
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Business owners key to bookkeeper's arrest

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A Louisiana fugitive was identified Tuesday as the bookkeeper who allegedly bilked business clients out of thousands of dollars in Lincoln County during the past few years.
Gerard Marcel Joseph Beaudoin, also known as Quentin G. Stanhope of Lincoln City, was identified through government agency records. Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detective David Boys confirmed the match.
"So the
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Water main breaks near SW Second Street in Newport

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A water main break occurred Tuesday morning near SW Second Street.
The break has caused water in some areas to be brownish and contain some sediment, the city of Newport said in a statement. The city said the water is safe to drink.
Repair work is underway although it is not clear how long it will take.
Questions
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Barnstormer eyes Newport

Modified: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The race is on to revive the city airport, where a real-life barnstormer with the state's slowest air service will test the waters Oct. 18.
"I think Newport has a lot to offer," said Dana Andersen, whose 1929 Travel Air B4000 carries wide-eyed tourists now but used to fly revenue agents when it was the fastest plane of
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Lincoln City landlords will continue to pay levy

Modified: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- An irksome levy on landlords will remain in place after city councilors on Monday rejected a staff proposal to modify a city business tax.
The city's Business and Occupation Tax -- often confused for a business license -- is at odds with the town's policy of affordable housing, according to City Manager David Hawker.
"It's very
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Lincoln County students produce uneven results

Modified: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
LINCOLN COUNTY -- On a state exam that's tied to graduation requirements, the progress Lincoln County secondary students saw in 2014-15 was big. But with some significant drops, the elementary schools' math and reading results show there's still much to be done.
From 2012 to 2014, the Lincoln County School District saw a districtwide drop of 9 percent in math
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Yachats man gets jail term in assault case

Modified: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
NEWPORT -- Anthony Buccella reported back to the Lincoln County Jail immediately following a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
Judge Sheryl Bachart ordered Buccella, of Yachats, to serve a 270-day jail term on the charge of assault in the fourth degree, a felony.
The assault charge was a lesser offense, down from assault in the
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Paint truck launches into harbor

Modified: Monday, Sep 15th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A cargo truck full of paint that lost its brakes careened down a steep city street before crashing into Depoe Bay harbor Wednesday at about 7 a.m.
The driver of the runaway box truck was unhurt, scampering out of the Ford F350 and onto the hood as it sank. A fishing boat that had just shoved off
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Roll Call: Issa wealthiest member in Congress

Modified: Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
Former car alarm magnate Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) topped the list of richest members of Congress with an estimated net worth of $357.25 million, a financial survey showed.
Issa, who represents the 49th Congressional District, managed to increase his net worth by nearly $2 million from the previous reporting period. The most recent financial disclosure covers the calendar year of 2013.
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Exploring a hidden history

Modified: Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
SOUTH BEACH -- There's a part of Oregon's history that remains unknown to many people. Portland State University adjunct professor and author Walidah Imarisha has been traveling across the state sharing that untold history with folks and facilitating engaging conversations along the way for almost four years.
Imarisha brought her conversation, "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon? A
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Judge orders $1.5 million bail in local bookkeeper's identity theft case

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A judge set bail at $1.5 million Friday in the case of a local bookkeeper accused of multiple felonies stemming from an alleged identity theft case.
John Doe, also known as Quentin Stanhope, was arraigned at an afternoon hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court before Judge Sheryl Bachart.
He stands accused of theft of identity, theft in the
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Injured skateboarder faces ticket

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- A 34-year-old skateboarder who was injured Wednesday after she hit a car will be cited by police for a crosswalk infraction.
The case is as an unusual twist for authorities that have cracked down on motorists for crosswalk violations, including a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Aug. 25 at a Highway 101 intersection.
Police Chief
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Officials: E. coli connected to Otis girl’s death

Modified: Friday, Sep 12th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- It was a strain of E. coli that can be especially dangerous to the elderly and children that 4-year-old Serena Profitt had.
Profitt, of Otis, died in a Portland area hospital Monday after being infected by strain 1057, health officials said during a press conference in Lincoln County Commissioner chambers on Thursday.
The bacteria is often contracted
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My Sisters’ Place hires new executive director

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
The board of directors of My Sisters' Place recently announced the hiring of Elizabeth "Lisa" Norton as its new executive director. The agency supports those in Lincoln County facing domestic violence, sexual assault and dating abuse by providing emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, safety planning, advocacy, court information and support, agency referral, education, and outreach.
"At 34 years old,"
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Home sales rocket in August

Modified: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
NEWPORT -- A blistering real estate market posted its strongest sales total of the year last month, in turn sending the average price for a residence above $350,000 on the central Oregon coast.
Sales of residential-site built properties soared 20 percent to about $25.23 million in August from $21.01 million in August 2013. At the same time, the average price
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Officials confirm strain of E. coli linked to girl's death

Modified: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
Oregon health officials have identified the strain of E. coli connected to the death of a 4-year-old Otis girl.
During a press conference in Lincoln County Commissioner chambers Thursday morning, officials confirmed the strain as 0157:H7, often associated with infected beef, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Serena Profitt, 4, died Monday in a Portland area hospital after becoming
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Playground in progress

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
YACHATS -- The playground behind the Yachats Commons is getting upgraded with bright, new playground equipment and an improved drainage system. The project is a work in progress.
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Truck splashes down in Depoe Bay

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
DEPOE BAY -- A truck that lost its brakes careened down a steep road before crashing into the harbor about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The driver of the Ford F350 utility truck was unhurt, scampering out of the vehicle and onto its hood as it sank. A fishing boat that had just shoved off from the public boat ramp where the
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Mixed results for school district test scores

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
The Oregon Department of Education released statewide test scores for 2013-14 on Wednesday.
While scores remain fairly steady in the state, the Lincoln County School District saw a slight decrease in many areas.
Districtwide, elementary math and reading scores dropped with third grade math results seeing the widest gap: from 47.6 percent passing in 2012-13 to 37.6 percent
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Tribal members honor ancestors with 234-mile relay

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
SILETZ -- In the mid-1800s, Siletz tribal members were forcibly removed from their homeland in the Rogue River Valley, left with little choice but to head north and eventually settle on the Coast Reservation.
It's a dark time in Siletz tribal history, but one to be remembered. For the 19th year, members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians participated
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Investigators probe child’s death

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- Investigators from the county health department fanned out across a rural suburb north of Lincoln City Tuesday to find the source of a fatal poisoning sometimes linked to restaurant food.
At press time on Tuesday, two teams of about 10 nurses and other workers from the agency were conducting interviews and collecting evidence in the death of
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Public input sought on fairgrounds

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TOLEDO -- The first in a series of meetings, a public input session for the proposed $12 million multipurpose building at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, didn't draw any members of the public, but did allow various fair committee and government members to share their ideas and thoughts.
About 10 attended the meeting in Toledo City Council chambers Monday evening,
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Transient rental talks blow up in Yachats

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
YACHATS -- Ongoing talks about transient rental standards caused a stir at the Yachats City Council work session on Monday.
Council members picked up where they left off last month, going over notes about what, if anything, to change in the current guidelines and licensing for transient rentals within the city limits.
Some minor changes to the current transient rental
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Youngsters found safe along Highway 20

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TOLEDO -- A couple of 9-year-old cousins were reunited with family members after the youngsters took a stroll along Highway 20 in Toledo.
The children were spotted by a number of people walking along the highway about 2:40 p.m. Sunday, the Toledo Police Department said in a report.
A short while later, Sgt. Michael Pace contacted the children, and then
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Newport mayor proclaims National Preparedness Month

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- At the Sept. 2 meeting of the Newport City Council, Mayor Sandy Roumagoux proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month in Newport.
"This month creates an important opportunity for every resident of Newport to prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for any type of emergency, from natural disasters to hazardous materials incidents or potential terrorist attacks," the proclamation
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Toledo library to close temporarily

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
The Toledo Library will be closed to the public Thursday and Friday so that workers can safely remove two large trees from in front of the building.
Anyone wanting more information can contact Deborah Trusty, library director, at 541-336-3132 or librarydirector@cityoftoledo.org.

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PFLAG receives grant for HIV prevention education

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
LINCOLN CITY -- PFLAG Treasurer Debbie Spicer remembers well her time as a nurse during the early years of HIV and AIDS, the way patient's items were incinerated, the fear surrounding the virus.
Times have changed, she said, but "please, let's keep this (awareness) going."
It's what PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) plans to do with
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LCSD teachers to see increase in salary

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- The Lincoln County School District and Lincoln County Education Association have come to an agreement that will give educators a 2 to 7.6 percent pay increase for 2014-15.
The one-year contract ratified by the association earlier this week includes a .5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase on the schedule with a re-calibration of steps for more
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CERT class begins Sept. 16

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
The Central Coast Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will offer its next series of training classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m.
Training sessions are offered to all community members and are coordinated by the Newport fire and police departments. Instructors are volunteers from community emergency response agencies.
Students are required to attend 20 hours of instruction and
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Jail remodel to be spotlighted Sept. 17

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
An open house for the newly remodeled corrections health unit and food service area at the Lincoln County Jail will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Sheriff Dennis Dotson invites area residents to view the recently completed work. Neither of these areas has undergone a major remodel since the opening of the jail
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Parolee wrecks vehicle, runs from cops

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
TOLEDO -- A parolee was arrested Friday after trying to slip away from authorities following a vehicle crash in Toledo that injured a female passenger.
Casey Loving, 26, of Eugene, faces multiple charges stemming from the incident, including reckless endangering, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and attempting to elude a police officer.
Loving latest run-in with authorities
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Record-setting heat in Newport

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 9th, 2014
NEWPORT -- An offshore wind brought some serious heat to the central Oregon coast Friday with Newport topping out at a record 91 degrees.
The 91-degree mark was recorded at 2:55 p.m., making it the warmest day of the year, the National Weather Service said. The previous high of 88 degrees was recorded May 14.
"Looks like Newport reached 91
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