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Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden recently led colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging the USDA to continue purchasing seafood from the West Coast. Merkley and Wyden were joined by senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Patty Murr…

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The Oregon Department of Energy has $10 million available to support Oregonians who lost their homes or businesses during the 2020 wildfires that devastated communities across Oregon. As Oregonians rebuild, the agency will provide financial support to improve energy efficiency to make rebuil…

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Higher interest rates are starting to ripple through the personal finance landscape, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon. If you have a balance on a credit card or an adjustable-rate mortgage, you might notice changes in your payments.

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A local beauty salon has added a state-of-the-art wellness center, and it’s the first of its kind on the Oregon coast.

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The executive director of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce has announced her retirement. Judy Kuhl will officially leave her position at the end of June.

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Dr. Layron Long, medical director of the Department of Urology and chair of robotic surgery at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, became the first surgeon in the Pacific Northwest to use a new 3D printed customized training model before performing two surgical cases.

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April is National Financial Literacy Month. The month is dedicated to raising public awareness of the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money management habits. No matter where you are in life, the best time to start investing is right now. You are never too young or too…

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A Lincoln County Job Fair, featuring representatives from more than 30 local businesses, took place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Newport Recreation Center. Presented by the News-Times, the idea behind this event was to, in one location, connect job seekers with area busines…

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An area family who makes their living fishing has expanded to cooking and serving that fish on a food truck.

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TOLEDO — A new bakery specializing in cinnamon rolls has rolled into Toledo. The name is Rollz … that’s Rollz with a “z.”

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Around a year ago, Samaritan Cancer Program announced its collaboration with Oregon Oncology Specialists, helping patients of Samaritan’s tri-county region to access comprehensive cancer care close to home.

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With spring cleaning underway and Tax Day almost over, a common question we get this time of year is, “What documents should be kept and what can be shredded?”

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A new home store is open in the Lincoln City Outlet Mall, and the owners say it is a place they want to shop and hope locals and tourists feel the same.

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Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment in Lincoln County decreased by 90 in February to 17,700 jobs.

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A Toledo company in business for nearly 30 years makes products that are used all over the world, and some are even out of this world.

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The Oregon Coast Small Business Development Center, with support from Northwest Oregon Works, launched its first Childcare Startups four-part workshop in October of last year. The workshop, which returns on April 6, is designed to help launch new child care businesses here in Lincoln County,…

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Dr. Blake Peterson has joined Samaritan Orthopedics & Podiatry – Newport. He treats conditions of the foot and ankle, including trauma, diabetic foot care and wound healing, as well as primary podiatric care and surgery.

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As events in Eastern Europe quickly unfold, we’ve seen how this humanitarian crisis has not only affected the lives of those in Eastern Europe, but also the livelihoods of those all around the world. As the stock markets react, many of our clients have expressed concerns with how these event…

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Travelers passing through Newport on Highway 101 may have seen the smoke, smelled the meat, or perhaps spotted the ‘69 Airstream International parked in a lot across from the Chevron gas station. The owner of a new barbecue food truck hopes to fill a niche in the seafood rich coastal community.

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Lexi and Ryan Bennett are the new owners of Eager Beaver Mattress & Furniture Outlet in Waldport after buying the business from Abe Silvonen. Ryan worked for the business for five years, most recently managing the Waldport location before purchasing it on Jan. 1. The couple is already co…

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The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Women in Business Unplugged event on Wednesday, March 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd., in Newport. This event was created to celebrate women in business and coincides with Women’s H…

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LOGSDEN — A goat dairy farm in rural Lincoln County is now entering its 17th year of producing artisanal, award-winning cheeses.

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DEPOE BAY — A new coffee shop in Depoe Bay is open, and the owners think it is exactly what the small coastal community was missing.

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YACHATS — Three long-time friends combined their talents and resources to open a seasonally driven farm-to-table restaurant in Yachats.

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The board of directors of Oregon Coast Bank recently announced that Mariann Vanderhoff has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president/real estate lending. Vanderhoff has been with the bank for 14 years and has been an instrumental part of the bank’s real estate lending team si…

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A question we are often asked from investors is, if I moved my stock portfolio to cash when my investments dropped, how do I know when it’s time to get back into the market?

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U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $1.5 million to the Oregon State Department of Agriculture (ODA) through the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. Schrader helped secure the grant’s funding …

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When undergoing cancer treatments, sometimes it can be difficult for patients to get the extra self-care that is a big part of healing. Sixteen oncology patients at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport will receive extra pampering, thanks to donations from customers of Dahl Disp…

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Oregon Coast Bank recently achieved a significant milestone when it was announced that the locally owned and operated bank has surpassed the billion-dollar mark in lending. The bank first opened its doors in Newport during July of 2002 after 100 local families purchased stock to create a com…

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If you’re fond of classic pinball and air hockey, looking for a chance to play the latest consoles or want to give virtual reality gaming a shot, pack some extra quarters the next time you visit the Lincoln City Outlets mall.

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LINCOLN CITY — Moving to a new state, buying a small business in a global pandemic, and quitting a long held corporate job may not seem prudent to many people, but it has been a great decision for the owner of a Lincoln City business.

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February is the month for celebrating Valentine’s Day, love and relationships. What could possibly disrupt our feelings of love? Money is often a trigger of conflict in relationships. Some of us did not grow up learning about money. Often, this leads to widely differing opinions about saving…