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‘Birthright’ citizenship is questioned — but the 12 million are the real issue
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‘Birthright’ citizenship is questioned — but the 12 million are the real issue
The question of birthright citizenship can be decided by the courts, but Congress must act on the status of 12 million immigrants already here

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Mayor’s Corner: 
Budget process gets underway
Mayor’s Corner: Budget process gets underway

As we enter into November, our annual budget process will begin for 2019. The budget will be gathered from data and requests from each department. Then the Mayor, with the assistance of the City Administrator and staff, will put the Mayor’s...

Candidate makes his case for election to Pacific County Board of Commissioners

Dear Voters of Pacific County,

I am Todd Stephens, and I am running for Pacific County Commissioner, Position #3. I am the 5th generation of the Stephens family to live and work in Pacific County. My wife Vail and I have been married for 30...

Letter of Thanks for Oct. 31, 2018

‘Give our beach pets a chance’

The South Pacific County Humane Society (SPCHS) thanks everyone who attended our “Give Our Beach Pets A Chance” medical fundraising event. As all cats and dogs before they are adopted...

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 31,, 2018

Johnson best qualified

On Wednesday, July 25, I attended the sheriff’s candidates debate in Ocean Park. I carefully listened to all three candidate’s positions, accomplishments and goals for the sheriff’s office.

In...

An Old Dog’s Tale: 
Life’s most essential prayer: ‘Thank you’
An Old Dog’s Tale: Life’s most essential prayer: ‘Thank you’

The spirit of the autumn wind chases me to the farthest reaches of my memory. When I was almost too small to remember, I saw the railing on a stroller, the creaky spinning of the wheels, the smell of baby vomit and soiled diapers. This is me, little...

They train, they respond and families support them
They train, they respond and families support them
Legion honors 11 of the community’s finest
States should undo Kitzhaber’s salmon mistake

Columbia River salmon need all the friends they can get. So why is former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber still demonizing some of the most knowledgeable and passionate salmon advocates?

Like a boring house guest who won’t shut up and go home,...

Coast Chronicles: 
Creating certainty at Port of Peninsula
Coast Chronicles: Creating certainty at Port of Peninsula

If you checked in with me last week you know that I’m part of a sustainability/community development think tank we call “Discovery.” We’ve met every six months for nearly two decades; and last weekend our group spent...

Guest Column:  Rep. Jim Walsh, your silence is deafening!
Guest Column: Rep. Jim Walsh, your silence is deafening!

We’re a couple weeks from all-important mid-term elections in both local and national arenas. These upcoming elections are opportunities to sort wheat from the chaff. Typically this is the season when candidates are particularly prone to...

Editorial Re-elect McClain as county prosecutor

In Mark McClain, Pacific County has an excellent prosecutor. He should be re-elected.

It almost goes without saying that the main job of a prosecutor is to prosecute — to punish and discourage crime by fairly and competently carrying out...

Coast Chronicles: Peninsula bounty
Coast Chronicles: Peninsula bounty

There’s nothing quite like seeing your home through others’ eyes. This past weekend I’ve had the pleasure of this experience reaffirming for me, as if I needed it, why I live here.

I’m a member of what I might call a...

Animal Shelter Report: 
Feeling lucky? Annual raffle this Saturday
Animal Shelter Report: Feeling lucky? Annual raffle this Saturday

Please join us at the shelter this Saturday for the open house and big drawing for our annual raffle. There will also be a wonderful 50 percent off all pets sale and a $75 “two-fer” for kittens at the “Falling for Kittens”...

Letters of Thanks for Oct. 24, 2018

The 34th annual Water Music Festival is “in the record books,” and it was a dandy! It truly takes a village, and thanks are in order to so many people!! First and foremost, thanks to every Water Music Society board member for taking on...

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 24, 2018

Chiefs and sheriff support McClain

Four years ago I endorsed Mark McClain for prosecutor of Pacific County to replace a disorganized and ineffective prosecutor’s office. I once again lend my endorsement joining with every police chief in...

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 17, 2018

Long is on your side

My husband and I went to Carolyn Long’s gathering at the Klipsan Senior Center Oct. 5. She introduced herself and shook hands with every person in the very full room. Her daughter was right behind her doing the...

Carolyn Long: The clear choice for U.S. House

Elections for U.S. House are every two years but the advantages of incumbency mean real chances for change come up less often.

Once someone gets in, factors like name recognition lead to re-election time after time. In Washington’s 3rd...

Animal Shelter Report: Little Gary is yearning for a quiet home
Animal Shelter Report: Little Gary is yearning for a quiet home

When we humans get older and our eyesight begins to diminish, the fix is easy — we get glasses or have cataract surgery. When we get hard of hearing, we get hearing aids. But as dogs age and begin to have these issues, the fix is just not there...

Guest Column: 
Herrera reaches across the aisle on salmon issues
Guest Column: Herrera reaches across the aisle on salmon issues

“One thing I learned is not to mess with salmon stuff. The salmon get what they want around here,” one of my colleagues in Congress from the East Coast was recently lamenting, referencing how fiercely and vocally I fight for fish when...

Coast Chronicles: Remembering a mom
Coast Chronicles: Remembering a mom

I know we are nowhere near Mother’s Day, in fact we’re on the exact opposite side of the calendar, and, amazingly, just about to put a wrap on 2018. But all week I’ve been thinking about my mother and moms in general.

In...

Michael: A warning to would-be preppers?
Michael: A warning to would-be preppers?

A few years ago, National Geographic produced a show called “Doomsday Preppers.” I had never been introduced to the world of “survivalism” prior to this, so naturally I thought it was absurd. Apocalypse? The Book of...

Letters of Thanks for Oct. 17, 2018

I’m writing this letter because I would like to publicly thank the staff and doctors who work at the new Ocean Park Medical Clinic and hospital for their amazing service and care.

My husband and I became permanent residents of the Long...

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Columns

Coast Chronicles: Feeling of doom

No, my doom is not because of the election, though writing now to you from my dog kennel I cannot yet know the results we will wake up to...

Elementary, my dear… Guns, therapy dogs and new-age education
By Sydney Stevens
Mayor’s Corner: Budget process gets underway
An Old Dog’s Tale: Life’s most essential prayer: ‘Thank you’
Coast Chronicles: Creating certainty at Port of Peninsula

Editorials

‘Birthright’ citizenship is questioned — but the 12 million are the real issue
The question of birthright citizenship can be decided by the courts, but Congress must act on the status of 12 million immigrants already here
They train, they respond and families support them
Legion honors 11 of the community’s finest
States should undo Kitzhaber’s salmon mistake
Editorial Re-elect McClain as county prosecutor
Carolyn Long: The clear choice for U.S. House

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Just stop it

Every murder, threat, intimidation, racist remark and demeaning name calling of the other endangers our democracy and...

Candidate makes his case for election to Pacific County Board of Commissioners

Dear Voters of Pacific County,

I am Todd Stephens, and I am running for Pacific County Commissioner, Position #3. I am the 5th generation of...

Letter of Thanks for Oct. 31, 2018
Letters to the Editor for Oct. 31,, 2018
Letters of Thanks for Oct. 24, 2018