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The Oregon Department of Revenue is offering tips to taxpayers in preparation for the 2022 tax filing season. The IRS and DOR will begin accepting e-file tax returns on Jan. 24. The tax filing deadline this year is April 18.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

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A Curry County two percent consumption tax is being considered for the November ballot. On Jan. 4, Curry County Treasurer David Barnes presented a report before the board of commissioners, and asked for permission to form an ad hoc committee to explore the idea of putting a consumption tax b…

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The distant tsunami advisory affecting beaches, harbors, marinas, and ports on Saturday, January 15, 2022 has been cancelled.

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The Brookings City Council voted to send a letter to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to express opposition to medical services being offered at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, due to the services not being compliant with the area’s zoning.

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It appears the Omicron variant has reached Curry County, resulting in a significant increase of positive COVID-19 cases.

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need …

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With the growth of the highly contagious Omicron variant and the demand for Covid-19 tests rising throughout the state, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is advising Oregonians to watch for testing sites that seem suspicious, or vendors that are selling at-home tests for sky-high prices.

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With the surge of COVID-19 cases, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered an increase of National Guard members for the second hospital relief mission, with up to 1,200 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen mobilized as of Wednesday, Jan. 12.

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Gold Beach’s drinking water received an outstanding performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority, and was the only water system in Curry County to receive a perfect score.

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Coast Community Health Center welcomes Jennifer Hope, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner to the Behavioral Health Team in Bandon and Port Orford.

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The situation happens all too often: You go to an in-network hospital but receive a surprise medical bill from an out-of-network doctor. However, since Jan. 1, 2022, a new federal law – the No Surprises Act – will protect consumers from many types of these surprise bills.

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has provided the state’s hospitals with an interim crisis care tool to help them prioritize treatment if they reach a point when critical care beds, specialized equipment, such as ventilators, and other resources become scarce due to surging COVID-19 admissions.

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McKay’s Market is inching closer to opening in the unincorporated community of Harbor, just south of Brookings.

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Out-of-state recreational vehicle users will pay more to use Oregon state parks this year. On January 1, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department began charging out-of- state residents 25% more at state-run RV sites. The increase applies to all sites that offer RV hookups.

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Paying $200 for a plate of chocolate chip cookies is unusual, but at a recent installation dinner of the Curry County Board of Realtors, that and other auctioned items helped raise $6,000 in proceeds that have since been donated to three local food banks.

The police blotter is a public record of incidents as reported by law-enforcement agencies. All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty. The information printed is preliminary and subject to change.

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At the National Day of Wreaths Across America Day, December 18, Daughters of the American Revolution, Cape Sebastian Chapter and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4439 celebrated the first wreath laying at Rogue River Cemetery where over 100 volunteers joined together to lay 310 remembrance wrea…

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum co-led a bipartisan letter from 33 Attorneys General to Rohit Chopra, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) calling for stronger consumer safeguards for money sharing platforms and apps.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has again canceled the popular winter Whale Watching Week that attracts people to the Oregon Coast.

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U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) recently announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to clean up several ecologically-damaged sites in the Pacific Northwest including the abandoned Formosa mine near Riddle.

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Effective Jan. 1, 2022, retailers in Oregon must have a tobacco retail license to sell commercial tobacco products and Inhalant Delivery Systems (IDS, also known as “e-cigarettes” or “vape”), per Senate Bill 587. The new Tobacco Retail License law lets the state more accurately track where t…

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Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense as we close out 2021.

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Sunday December 26, 2021 at about 6:04pm, the Curry County Dispatch center received a 911 call from a phone number belonging to Kody Rosenstiel. There was no voice contact due to poor service location, but dispatch was able to determine that the call was from the Bear Camp Road area above Ag…

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Beacon Broadband, Inc., powered by Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, has officially connected its first high-speed fiber customers to its network. On Thursday, December 9, this celebratory event marks the first 25 customers in the Beacon Broadband pilot test area that are now receiving qualit…

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Last week, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), and Representatives Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07), and Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04) ar…