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Change the fees for unemployed
October 19, 2011 09:41 am

 

The state of Oregon changed the way it issued unemployment benefits a few years back. While some of the changes make sense, the way they’ve played out has in some cases hurt the very people the program is designed to help.

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will have the opportunity to improve things in the next few months, and he should take it.

 

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Taking a closer look at county’s financial crisis
October 11, 2011 09:41 pm

 

The financial crisis facing Curry and others rural Oregon counties  has its roots in several events over three decades, and it has no clear solution in the near future. 

We have watched and reported on the political and demographic events as they unfolded over the past 30 years. Now, the Pilot is about to launch a full-scale journalistic effort to put all the pieces together and present our readers with a clearer picture of how and why we reached this precipice, and what the potential solutions might be.

 

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How far will police go to cover county calls?
October 04, 2011 08:24 pm

 

Brookings city officials asked a question Monday that strikes at the heart of the impending financial crisis and subsequent public safety impact for Curry County.

“What is the role of our police officers if there are no sheriff’s deputies available to respond to an incident outside of the city limits?”

 

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NCUA’s lack of information doesn’t sooth anxiety
September 27, 2011 10:32 pm

 

The federal takeover of Chetco Federal Credit Union has been a scary and frustrating experience for its members, its employees and this newspaper. 

It’s an experience that could have been made easier had the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) been more forthcoming with some basic information about what it is doing and why.

 

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Get a flu vaccine
September 23, 2011 09:52 pm
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Schools need our help
September 20, 2011 09:57 pm

 

Many parents put a lot of faith and hope in our public school system to mold children into happy, well-educated contributing citizens.

But despite the best efforts of principals, teachers and administrators, many of our young people are not getting what they need from school.

 

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