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LCSD 'hiding the ball' in announcing topic for public meeting

Modified: Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014
On Wednesday Oct. 29, the Lincoln County School District (LCSD) is hosting a meeting to seek community input about how to resolve the district's anticipated crunch on both resources and space.
LCSD will likely present two possible solutions: remodel the elementary buildings to add classrooms for kindergarten students, or reconfigure the grades at the schools. The remodeling option is

The pot bureaucracy

Posted: Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
To many voters, Measure 91 sounds like a libertarian initiative in step with Oregon's progressive outlook.
After all, what could be more far out on Nov. 4 than legalizing the sale and manufacture of marijuana, and ending a costly front in the ineffective "war on drugs" that has gone on longer than the last ice age?
Freedom-loving voters should

Rescue proves need for Coast Guard helicopter

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
If there was ever any doubt about the value of having a Coast Guard rescue helicopter close by for a quick response in times of emergency, the incident last weekend at Fogarty Creek State Park should settle the matter.
Scarcely a week had passed since U.S. Coast Guard officials announced they would be closing the Newport Air Facility on Nov.

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