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It’s good to see crab season finally underway

We’re starting to see lights at night on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, which means the long wait is over, and our commercial crabbers are finally able to get out on the water and go after Dungeness crab.

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Right of free speech does not include violence

We’ve seen a number of unprecedented things over the past year — first and foremost being the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused, and continues to wreak havoc around the globe. But what we witnessed Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. has the potential for an even greater impact on our nation than the pandemic.

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  • Want a problem we can fix on May 18?

    What happens to our workforce housing stock on Feb. 22, the date the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners returns to the topic of short term vacation rentals (STR or VRD)?

  • When the going gets tough, Shangri-la comes to the rescue

    The people I work with want work and have a desire to become assets to a company by becoming part of a team. For our coastal communities, a first chance at a job for people living with developmental disabilities is more than employment. It is self-empowerment.

  • We need transitional housing

    Shalom House, a transitional housing project, seeks a donated house in Lincoln County.

  • Signs are an affront to decency

    You may have seen me in the last few days, in and around Toledo. I was the lone guy holding a sign that read “Boycott trees-on Unity sick out.” I also went to city hall to ask about the possibility of unenforced sign ordinances and found them to be weak, but may be under consideration at a future city council meeting.

  • The million-dollar senator

    I guess we could call Dick Anderson the million-dollar senator. Actually, according to the state, $954,320.74 was spent on his election campaign by Republicans and supporters.

  • Open letter to our Lincoln County commissioners

    In preparation for the short-term rental (STR) workshop scheduled for Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., 15neighborhoods has submitted the following questions to the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners for clarification and response:

  • And so it goes — on and on

    I suffered a huge attack of déjà vu on election night. After Florida went for Trump, I was sure we were experiencing another repeat of 2016 and went to bed early. The next morning I hesitated to turn on the radio afraid of hearing the news. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Biden was still in contention.

  • Change the Constitution?

    President-elect Biden is a liberal, so he promised he would raise taxes on the rich — but how high for the average “Joe?” Do he and the liberals in Congress have the power to change the Constitution and make Washington, D.C. a state, and will the Supreme Court buy it?

  • Lakeview Senior Living says ‘thank you’

    Lakeview Senior Living extends a big thank you to all those who participated in our Angel Tree Auction to benefit the work of Angels Anonymous. We held a virtual event to keep everyone safe and socially distant.

  • Acompañar needs your help

    Since the onset of COVID-19, our immigrant population has been struggling financially, along with others in Lincoln County. But they do not have access to government resources because of their resident status. This is particularly true of our Guatemalan asylum seekers.

  • Not representing his constituents

    I am so embarrassed. Our federal representative for District 5, Kurt Schrader, was one of two Democrats who voted against the $2,000, one-time direct payments for most Americans.