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Port of Newport needs to stay on course

Posted: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016
We heard some disturbing news this week regarding the Port of Newport's International Terminal project.
At the port commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, it was stated the port's goal of shipping logs out of its new, $28 million International Terminal during the next fiscal year remains tentative.

OCCC ranking earns community's confidence

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
More than a dozen years ago, a majority of voters in Lincoln County decided they were willing to invest some significant money in Oregon Coast Community College. In May of 2004, voters passed a $23.5 million general obligation bond to build new college campuses in Lincoln City, Newport and Waldport. Prior to this point, the community college had been leasing

A costly acquisition, but it makes sense

Posted: Thursday, Sep 22nd, 2016
The Newport City Council voted on Monday, Sept. 19, to move forward with a plan to purchase a chunk of property just south of city hall that fronts Highway 101. The Salvation Army had been operating out of a building on that property, but the building was demolished in the spring of 2014, and the lot has been vacant since

Highway 101: The need is there, the funding is not

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 20th, 2016
The Oregon Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation and Modernization spent the day touring Highway 101 in Lincoln County on Thursday, Sept. 15, as part of an ongoing focus on development of a transportation package for consideration during the next legislative session.
And while there appears to be no shortage of needed improvements along Highway 101, termed by some as the

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