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TOLEDO — While most of the talk regarding housing in Lincoln County tends to focus on developing large-scale affordable rental complexes, the market is short on all types of rental dwellings, including higher end, luxury apartments.

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Inflation is the steady rise of prices for goods and services over a period of time. It also is a result of how the Federal Reserve controls our money supply. At different times and circumstances, inflation can be either good or bad for us. It is dependent on our own situations. If you owe m…

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Lincoln County business owners have struggled to find the necessary workers to keep up with a busy tourist season this summer, and that trend may be indicative of a greater statewide labor shortage.

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It’s easy to sign up and commit to monthly subscription services that fit your interests. However, the cost of subscription services can be pricey, especially if you have more than one or if you forget about them.

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Up Our Alley, a business that has had a presence on the Newport Bayfront for the last 30 years, will be closing its doors at the end of September.

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Starting Sept. 5, the waiting week will again apply to unemployment insurance benefit claims. The waiting week does not impact the number of weeks claimants receive in benefits or the total amount they may be paid. It does mean people need to wait until after the first week they are otherwis…

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One of the first stops as you enter Lincoln City from the south, Tastebuds Bistro offers a full range of classic breakfast, lunch and dinner options with unique flavor and a welcoming dine-in first atmosphere that might be hard to find these days.

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Oceanlake Veterinary Clinic will be celebrating its new facility with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.

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NEWPORT — If you’re looking for a drink to compliment your morning workout routine, to chat with other health-minded beachgoers or sub out a daily meal for a low-calorie alternative, consider taking a trip to Nye Beach and check out its newest shake and energy bar.

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The news keeps getting better for Social Security recipients. It’s now projected that benefits will increase 6.1 percent in 2022, up from the 4.7 percent forecast just two months ago. That would be the most significant increase since 1983.1,2

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Since 1996, Samaritan Health Services has offered a medical alert service, Samaritan Lifeline, for seniors and other homebound populations in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties in partnership with Phillips Lifeline.

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Hogwarts may be a bit too far to travel by broom from the Oregon coast, but witches, wizards and Harry Potter fans alike can still get a side of magic with their choice of tea, coffee or authentic English fare at one of Lincoln City’s newest eateries following its grand opening last weekend.

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Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for heart attack and heart failure outcomes, according to new research released by Healthgrades, an informational resource connecting patients, physicians, hospitals and health systems.

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When the stock market turns down it should not be feared, it should be expected. We get disappointed in our investments when we see them lose value; this is completely normal. No one likes to log into their account or open their statement and see the value going down, but if we can train our…

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WALDPORT — It wasn’t so long ago that Emily O’Neill felt a little nervous about the reception she and her husband, Paul, would receive from Waldport residents shortly before they opened the Radical Radish mobile farmstand and food cart.

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The passage of House Bill 3114 is another historic Oregon first in the fight against ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) and shows Oregon leaders’ awareness of the importance of healthy oceans. Oregon is an epicenter for OAH and was one of the first places in the world to observe direct im…

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WALDPORT — People perusing the handmade merchandise and food and beverage items this summer at the weekly Waldport Wednesday Market and each Saturday at the Newport Farmers Market have certainly taken note of the colorful tie-dyed items for sale beneath a tent under the name “Coastal Ties.” …

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In the first half of 2021, the U.S. economy powered forward faster than nearly anyone had expected. Speed can be exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. In our view, the overall economic picture remains sound and will likely support strong profit growth and additional stock market gains.

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Pacific Seafood has donated more than $240,000 to assist the city of Newport in its efforts to maintain, upgrade and address its aging water infrastructure. The donation will help the city to safely address the water needs of local residents and businesses.

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Newport’s Aquarium Village, just south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge off Highway 101, is a unique destination to begin with. Add to its menu the reimagined Primaltones storefront, now much more than a gallery dedicated to the didjeridu, and visitors and locals of all ages are promised an experie…

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The Oregon Health Authority recently conducted recertification surveys of the Level IV trauma centers located at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport. Each center will be certified for another three years, and additional perso…

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The board of directors of Oregon Coast Bank recently announced two major promotions. Jami Tough, manager of the bank’s Toledo office, will now also become an assistant vice president. In addition, Cathy Heth has been promoted to assistant vice president operations specialist at the bank’s Ne…

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The acute onset and depth of the pandemic recession was unlike anything seen previously in Oregon. What was a healthy economy lost 286,000 jobs in two months’ time. The impacts were not evenly distributed, with in-person, service-based sectors experiencing significantly higher rates of job loss.

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Each year, the Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center picks a “Business of the Year” from the ranks of its Small Business Management Program. This year, the decision was tougher than most. Forty businesses — the largest group in the program’s history — participated …

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Diners can once again look out towards the boats moored at the Embarcadero Marina as they chow down on all variety of American comfort food or sip kombucha served up by the Newport Bayfront’s newest restaurant, Jack Sprats.

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One of the most anticipated comebacks of 2021 isn’t an athlete, rock star, or movie franchise. It’s summer travel, and it appears to be back with a vengeance.

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SEAL ROCK — Two months ago, 36-year-old Elizabeth Cole packed up her belongings in a van, and along with her cavalier spaniel, Frida, and Hans the cat, left her native upstate New York for good, her final destination far from a certainty. However, Cole had a pretty decent idea of where she h…

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McDonald’s restaurants across the country are staffing up for the busy summer season as they prepare to reopen their dining rooms. Local franchisees and McDonald’s company restaurants expect to hire 2,300 restaurant employees in Oregon as they welcome customers back to the full McDonald’s ex…

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LINCOLN CITY — With 20 years experience in women’s fashion and an eye for the latest trends, Karry Blodgette wants to bring a new type of women’s clothing boutique to Lincoln City, mixing and matching new and old styles to cater to local shoppers and coastal visitors alike.

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The 2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAs) “Crushie” winners were announced recently in a live virtual ceremony, and Rogue Ales & Spirits of Newport took gold in three categories.

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Typically, bond prices and interest rates move in opposite directions. This means that when interest rates rise, bond prices tend to fall, and conversely, when interest rates decline, bond prices tend to rise.

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NEWPORT — A popular local bar and brewery makes its return debut this weekend as Bier One opens the doors with a soft opening at its new location within view of Highway 101 in Newport.