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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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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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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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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…