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DEPOE BAY — A recently appointed member of the Depoe Bay Planning Commission came under fire Tuesday night as city residents filled nearly every open seat at the city council’s regular meeting to oppose his loosely discussed plans to develop his property on Shell Avenue.

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There are many reasons members of the fishing industry and coastal community are against a federally-backed effort to create wind farms off the Oregon coast, but most agree their main issue with the project is its flawed process for determining where to place such a facility.

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Oregon appears headed toward a low turnout by its nearly 3 million voters — and potentially a new historical low in a midterm election.

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The city of Newport announced there will be an all-day closure of Northeast First Street between Northeast Eads and Northeast Fogarty streets, on Monday, May 22, for sewer repair construction.

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With the Pos. 3 race already settled, two candidates will face off during the General Election for the remaining contested seat on the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

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A pod of orcas, also known as killer whales or “wolves of the sea,” visits Newport’s Yaquina Bay Monday. Pods of the predatory cetaceans have been sighted offshore in Lincoln County several times in recent weeks. They’re frequently spotted about this time of year, when a favorite prey, baby …

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A popular state park near Seal Rock is finally clear of machinery and construction workers after a little less than a year under construction, making room for the public to once again enjoy the beachside vista.

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A Washington man was sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into several Seal Rock homes and threatening to rape an occupant, causing her to jump out a second-story window and be injured in an attempt to escape.

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A case of alleged rioting, harassment and racist intimidation on the beach in Lincoln City during the summer of 2020 that generated national headlines appears to be concluding with several hundred dollars in fines and mostly dismissed charges.

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium has temporarily closed its Seabird Aviary to prevent the introduction of a highly contagious and deadly avian flu now known to be in 36 states, affecting tens of millions of birds.

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Although final results will not be available for a week, the lone incumbent in the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners race was the clear victor in initial vote returns Tuesday with 59.1 percent, or three times the votes of her closest competitor, and the race for Pos. 1 will go to a Novem…

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LINCOLN CITY — A Lincoln City man was arrested Thursday after police identified him as the driver of a gold sedan that struck and severely injured a teenager before fleeing the scene late last month.

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A man was Tasered by a Newport police officer after he allegedly set a fire in a portable toilet and refused to comply with police commands.

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Classes at Crestview Heights and Waldport Middle School were canceled Friday morning after a pump connected to the school’s sprinkler system caught fire. Technicians were in the process of resetting the system after a fire alarm was tripped earlier that morning.

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Gov. Kate Brown on Monday urged Oregonians to consider fire prevention and preparedness as the West approaches fire season.

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LINCOLN CITY — A California couple found with a hoard of forged documents in their hotel room last month received additional charges last week after investigators discovered their van was reported stolen by U-Haul.

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A cross and wreath on a dock at the South Beach commercial marina memorialize the White Swan II, a 32-foot fishing vessel that sold fresh catch from the same spot prior to sinking off the coast near Florence in late March, taking the lives of Mike Morgan and Billie Jo Hooton. (Courtesy photo)

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LINCOLN CITY — A Washington man was injured in Lincoln City on Tuesday after police say he was flung off the back of a car he climbed on top of in an attempt to stop the allegedly drunk driver from fleeing the scene of a hit and run.

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A local land developer and candidate for county office asked the Newport Planning Commission to approve a conditional use permit allowing commercial and light industrial use of property at the airport he leases from the city. Commissioners unanimously approved his request, greatly expanding …

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The Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, a multi-agency program under the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, issued a bulletin Wednesday warning of the risk of fentanyl overdoses in schools.

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An Otis resident is facing five years in prison for forcing a woman to remain in his pickup truck, in which he had six loaded and chambered firearms, as he drove erratically on logging roads, at times pointing a gun near her head and at least once firing it.

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YACHATS — An Arizona woman, whose family says she has been living out of her car in Yachats for the past two years, was reported as missing since April 22 after her vehicle was found in front of the Yachats Cannabis Company.

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Health officials in the state’s most populous county are recommending everyone there wear masks indoors until COVID-19 case levels in the area drop.

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The owner of a Newport car dealership went missing about four months after a still-unidentified shooter tried to kill him in his bed.

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Oregon fishermen gathered in Coos County on Tuesday to fight for “a place at the table,” as state and federal agencies continue to hash out where to potentially lease space for an offshore wind farm on the Oregon coast.

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A contractor working for the Oregon Department of Transportation is currently working to clean up debris and fix a slide near milepost 2.8 on Highway 20 between Toledo and Newport, with flagging expected in the area for the rest of today.

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A new law in Oregon known as the “postmark rule” says that any ballot postmarked by Election Day is considered on time even if it arrives at elections offices up to seven days after the election. Voters may be able to put their ballots in the mail as late as Election Day if their mail is col…

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An organizer of the group that backed last year’s ballot initiative to phase out short-term rentals in most of the unincorporated county’s residential areas joined local Democrats in filing campaign finance complaints against two candidates in the race for Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

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The compromise of a web-hosting provider used by a well-known campaign finance compliance firm prompted the state elections office to require all users of its finance reporting system to reset their passwords.

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Newport has a new city recorder and assistant city manager, succeeding long-time Recorder Peggy Hawker, who stayed on months past her planned retirement date to accommodate the process of hiring her replacement.

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Dozens packed into the auditorium of the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport Friday to bid farewell to the R/V Oceanus after it was decommissioned last year to make way for the next generation of scientific research vessel deployed by the university.

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The pastor of an evangelical Newport church with regular attendance of 1,000-plus submitted a plan to satisfy the concerns of neighbors, who say music and noise from the church has disturbed them in their homes for years and remained skeptical about the pastor’s commitment to reducing the volume.

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A Newport man is in jail after he was allegedly caught on surveillance cameras entering Nana’s Irish Pub in the early hours of the morning to steal the prior day’s profits and tips.

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Commissioners from the Port of Newport approved the removal of a dilapidated fishing vessel, welcomed a new tenant to South Beach and gave the nod to several port improvements at their April 26 monthly meeting.

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Lincoln County Law Enforcement officers are on the lookout for 33-year-old Steven Charles Cook who they suspect of stealing an expensive piece of jewelry from a shop in Depoe Bay last week.

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Well-known Bayfront properties are among “dangerous building” cases investigated by Newport’s building official.

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This “buoy tree,” located outside a home in Otter Rock, gives the residence a very coastal appearance, with buoys of all kinds, shapes and colors swaying in the wind. (Photo by Jeremy Burke)

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Lincoln County Transit suspended its East County Route as of Sunday, the second service cut by the local transportation provider in less than three weeks due to a shortage of commercial drivers.

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More than a dozen Depoe Bay Fire District firefighters and residents received awards April 23 during the district’s first in-person awards ceremony since pandemic restrictions were lifted. Engineers Nick Robinson, Andrew Larson, Darren Johnson, firefighters Curtis Wilson and Kris Aanes, Capt…

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A South Beach man was killed after police say his vehicle crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into opposing traffic while traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 29, seriously injuring his passenger and the driver of another vehicle.