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Editor's Note: After this story went to print, Gov. Kate Brown announced county's that would normally move to the extreme risk category would get a two-week reprieve before moving back to the most-restrictive tier in the state.

For the 19th year, the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to help increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. This coincides with the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month whose campaign theme is “Awa…

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For the reporting period of 02/23/2021 through 03/01/2021, Curry County Public Health (CCPH) has received notification of 19 new COVID-19 cases; all cases have been confirmed by Curry County’s contracted Health Officer after receiving the lab results. Six of these cases are South Curry Count…

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The Port of Brookings Harbor is seeking donations and ideas to memorialize Roy Davis, who died Feb. 3 after more than a decade on the port commission.

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After a month in the state’s lowest tier of COVID-19 restrictions, Curry County will again move to the moderate-risk category starting Friday.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley recently announced that he will serve as the chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service.

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Environmental Defense Fund is launching a new platform to improve data collection and management of fishing in the ocean using smart cameras coupled with artificial intelligence to get an accurate assessment of the number of vessels fishing in a particular region.

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Brookings City Manager Emeritus Gary Milliman has been elected as vice chair of the Border Coast Regional Airport Authority.

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REEDSPORT — After bringing joy to families’ homes over the holiday season, some 200 Christmas trees now ideally will be bringing protection to juvenile fish in a tributary to the Umpqua River east of Reedsport.

Oregon is faring better than other states during the COVID-19 pandemic — but not by every measure.

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Self-Harm Awareness Month (also known as Self-Injury Awareness Month) is an annual global awareness event and campaign where people make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. The goal of the people who observe this event is to break down the common stereotypes s…

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A window at the office of the Curry County Democratic Party in Brookings was smashed over the weekend, according to party officials.

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Seeking to extend protections for workers against COVID-19, Oregon OSHA is proposing a permanent rule that largely maintains – with some improvements – the risk-reducing measures required by the current temporary emergency rule. It would replace the temporary rule, which expires May 4.

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When I was a young man growing up in rural Oregon, there was a term for people like me: “gun nut.”