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Boater missing in Port Orford

A Coast Guard helicopter joins the search.- Photo by Randy Scholten

The Coast Guard this morning has suspended the search for a missing man near Paradise Point in Port Orford.

Crews searched for the man for nine hours, covering more than 169 miles without locating the man. 


Test-driving Common Core


This spring, students of the Brookings-Harbor School District will participate in the usual state testing, but the tests will bear little resemblance to ones they’ve taken in previous years.

Oregon, along with 20 other states, has adopted a new program called the Smarter Balanced testing system. This new system is based on a set of standards known as the Common Core State Standards, which are consistent at schools throughout the country, and emphasize high performance and a focus on preparing students for college or careers.

Brookings-Harbor High School English teacher Erika Backs was part of a team that conducted a pilot of the Smarter Balanced tests when she taught in Kansas. She explained some of the differences with the new testing system.


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