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Finding a solution to Social Security Bar issue

 

In the larger scheme of things, the city council’s decision to establish a right-of-way-of at Social Security Bar may not seem like a big deal. However, the Brookings City Council’s action, and the public hearing leading up to it, is a good example of how local government is supposed to work.

 

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Change the fees for unemployed

 

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

 

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?

 

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

 

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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Schools need our help

 

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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