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OREGON — On Tuesday morning, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement to report that the agencies are in the process of reviewing data involving six reported cases in the U.S. of a “rare and severe” type o…

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The Newport Fire Department issued a temporary ban Tuesday for all backyard debris burning for the city of Newport and the Newport Rural Fire Protection District.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has announced that his staff, as well as staff from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), will hold a 5 p.m. meeting on Thursday, April 15, by Zoom for Linco…

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NEWPORT — Kurt Lent, of Newport, is charged criminally with operating his Seal Rock pizza parlor without the required state restaurant license. At his arraignment Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court in Newport, Judge Sheryl Bachart made it a condition of his release that he not do so.

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LINCOLN CITY — The Lincoln City City Council met with the North Lincoln Fire District Board of Directors during a joint meeting Monday to discuss different aspects of emergency preparedness in north Lincoln County.

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GLENEDEN BEACH — The Siletz Bay State Airport will receive $350,000 from the federal government for a capital construction project to rehabilitate its runway and reconstruct its runway lighting.

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DEPOE BAY — The Depoe Bay City Council voted for a continuance on a resolution that would raise the harbor’s launch ramp fees from $5 to $15 after a heated discussion between council members and members of the city’s harbor commission during Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting.

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SALEM — On Thursday, the Oregon State Senate passed Senate Bill 5042, which means all that stands in the way of Lincoln County receiving $725,000 in state funds for wildfire cleanup is the signature of Gov. Kate Brown.

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School buildings will fill across the county by the end of this month when students begin attending class four days a week, a test of whether COVID-19 prevention protocols are sufficient to guard against transmission when kids are brought closer together, even as Lincoln County’s infection r…

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LINCOLN COUNTY — The Lincoln County Clerk’s office is currently gearing up to host the May 18 special election. That means that business at the clerk’s office is about to pick up exponentially.

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DEPOE BAY — Most of the proposed changes to Depoe Bay’s zoning ordinances meant to bring local child care provider Neighbors for Kids into compliance were approved during the ordinance’s first hearing at the city council’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

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YACHATS — With a major compromise reached, the Yachats City Council gave preliminary approval of a long-in-the-works outdoor lighting ordinance during the council’s April 1 meeting held virtually via Zoom.

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NEWPORT — The Newport City Council on Monday continued until May 3 a public hearing on whether to cede city right-of-way on Southwest Second Street, across Highway 101 from City Hall, for use by a developer, after Lincoln County officials — as well as the county’s planning director, who test…

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Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Lincoln County will be among seven counties in Oregon to move from the “moderate” to “high” risk category in the state’s COVID-19 framework, reducing allowed occupancy at local businesses.

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Oregon is receiving $5.8 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, $2.6 billion of which will go toward augmenting the state’s budget and the rest going to cities and counties to fund grants for families and businesses, according to a press release issued Monday by State Rep. David Go…

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The stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center (above) is set up Tuesday for jury selection in a Lincoln County Circuit Court trial. Because of a 6-foot physical distancing requirement, there is only one courtroom at the Lincoln County Courthouse in which 12-person juries can be convened, s…

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DEPOE BAY — The Depoe Bay Fire District and the Oregon State Fire Marshal served a notice last week to the Burlwood Gallery in Depoe Bay, ordering the business closed down and vacated due to “multiple hazardous conditions” and five years of repeated violations by the owner.

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NEWPORT — U.S Sen. Ron Wyden broadcast a virtual town hall from the News-Times office April 2, taking live questions from Lincoln County residents and elected officials with a heavy focus on disaster recovery.

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LINCOLN COUNTY — Spring has most definitely sprung. And although the sunshine extends a little longer with each passing day, and a light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel appears brighter as the calendar inches toward summer, the past year brought extreme mental stress to many locals.

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OREGON COAST — The West Coast seafood industry is still reeling from the disruption that began last year when the COVID-19 pandemic stole the thunder from what was otherwise a very promising, high volume season. Processors are still looking for avenues to unload their frozen stock from last …

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When the sun is shining and the tide is low, the tidepools at Cobble Beach — located at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in north Newport — are a popular destination. There is an admission fee for vehicles entering at Yaquina Head, but walk-ins are free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monda…

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NEWPORT — Though the Lincoln County School District began allowing limited attendance at district home sporting events at the start of the week, it did not officially release that information to the media until Thursday morning.

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Lincoln County providers of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday began accepting appointments for all front-line workers, five days ahead of the state schedule.

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Just as a well-seasoned angler never reveals the location of their favorite fishing hole in hopes of keeping the fishing to themselves, the photographer responsible for this photograph taken last week in Lincoln County refused to name the specific area where it was taken.

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Underground Pizza Network displays signs that threaten to sue and prosecute health officials who attempt to enforce “unconstitutional mandates.” Now, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has cited the restaurant, formerly named Ballantoni’s New York Pizzeria, on the misdemeanor charge of sell…