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College is not always the best option

Modified: Thursday, Jul 21st, 2016
The percentage of students who graduate from high school in Oregon is among the worst in the nation, and even those who do graduate are all too often unprepared for taking the next step.
Some say part of the problem is that college is pushed as the only real option after high school, and those who don't plan on pursing

Police officers deserve our support

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016
Most of us feel pretty safe in our own homes. And whether we're out and about in Lincoln County, around Oregon or in places across the United States, we feel reasonably secure wherever we go.
But there's a good reason for that -- the men and women in law enforcement are watching over us.

What in the world is Pokémon Go?

Posted: Friday, Jul 15th, 2016
In the world of high-tech, there's an interesting phenomenon that came on the scene this month, and it has literally caught on around the globe.

It's not exactly going to better our future or change the world as we know it. In fact, it's really not going to do much more than motivate people to get outside -- but

Firefighters are Newport’s unsung heroes

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
It was a bad scene Saturday night, July 9, when a three-story home near the Newport Bayfront caught fire and was already engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived on the scene around 10:30 p.m. The house was destroyed in the fire, which is tragic, but fortunately nobody was inside this vacation home at the time. And this bad

School district test results raise questions

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 13th, 2016
The Lincoln County School District released the latest Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) data on Wednesday, July 6, and those results contain some information we find a bit disturbing.
About half of the students in the district perform around the top 80th percentile in the nation, which is certainly something to be proud of. But the other half perform around

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