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Another 4th of July has come and gone. It happens every year yet not a thing has been put in place by Pacific County government to mitigate the impact felt on the peninsula when thousands and …

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The Coquille and two tributaries, Beaver Creek and China Camp Creek, cross a huge flood plain or delta about 20 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean behind Coos Bay. To the common eye, it looks…

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We lived just down the street from Chauncey Davis Elementary and South Bend’s old brick high school. I saw Brakeman Bill in the auditorium stage there. He demonstrated making a cornstalk out o…

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Once again, the money changers lined their pockets at the expense of the citizens. Once again, this beautiful retirement community put up with the invasion of tourists making the Long Beach Pe…

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Interviews with holocaust survivors and eye-witnesses are the most chilling chapters of my 55-year career as a reporter and historian. I can still hear the horror in Arnold Samuels’ voice as h…

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This 7-month-old pup is a Formosan Mountain Dog (FMD) mix who came to us all the way from Taiwan! He was found by a rescue organization foraging all by himself on a mountainside when he was le…

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In early 2006 we moved into our newly built home in Chinook. The day after we received the final inspection, we got a phone call from the county wanting to know what we want to name our street…

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Early in June 2021, the American Medical Association surveyed 301 practicing physicians nationwide and found that 96% of physicians have been vaccinated against covid-19. Of the 11 physicians …

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The June 9, 2021 issue illustrated why the Observer is a great community newspaper. It was full of excellent human-interest stories — enough to get a novice novelist working on a tome about li…

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An unusually strong atmospheric river was predicted for our area a few days ago. Although the thunder and lightning has not arrived quite yet, we have happily experienced the wonderfulness of …

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Three years ago, when this handsome gray and white boy was a kitten, he became a “foster fail.” This may sound grim, but it really isn’t. This occurs when a foster person falls in love with th…