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Not all homeless are squatters

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
A recent article in the News-Times, "Squatters dig in," prompted letters of outrage and concern that public authorities, landlords and the comfortable public at large are doing little to help the homeless.
The article revealed how some homeless people slip into empty homes or trailers, often living amid squalor without the benefit of utilities -- lights, water and sewer.

Helping those who first helped us

Modified: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
There are a number of occasions throughout the year during which Lincoln County residents can remember and honor our military veterans, events like the annual Celebration of Honor in Lincoln City and Loyalty Day Parade in Newport, as well as Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies.
And while these events are a great way to say thank you for the

Flies in the ointment

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
The 78th Oregon legislature enters its 160-day session Feb. 2 with an overwhelming Democrat majority and a do-gooder agenda of epic proportions.
Raising the minimum wage, spending billions more on roads and doubling-down on education are among the key goals of a dominant Democrat statehouse whose three wings -- house, senate and governor -- are firmly occupied by Democrats.

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