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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to expand critical habitat for the Southern Resident orca whales over 15,626 square miles in the Pacific Ocean along the West Coast.

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Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced on Thursday, Sept. 19, that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee bill, which includes an additional $938 million over last fiscal year to battle homelessness.

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Workers have set up scaffolding and fall prevention barriers around the Brookings City Hall as a $1.2 million seismic retrofit project begins.

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Their work table was littered with shreds of paper, bits of string, beads, paint, sponges and glue. Serious art making was in progress by this group of eight students, ages 6 to 9, who were working on abstract collage self-portraits.

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A parcel of land near Brookings Regional Airport is being considered as a prime training area for the Brookings Fire Department.

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Electricity was disrupted for an estimated 11,000 Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative customers, from Gold Beach south to the Oregon-California border, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to utility spokesman Jacob Knudsen.

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Do dogs like golf?

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Weather conditions have changed dramatically from sunny and warm days to rain with isolated thunderstorms.

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The search for Norbert Anthony (Tony) Danztman continues after the 89-year-old Crescent City man walked away from a motel Aug. 30 in Winter, Wisconsin and disappeared.

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Beth Nufer of Brookings and Clem Buzick, of North Dakota, have won the Janome America Best of Show Award with their quilt, Diamond Effervescence, at AQS QuiltWeek - Fall Paducah, KY.

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Work to stabilize a failed slope along Highway 101 northwest of Brookings is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in areas considered protected, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

Apparently bracing for a potential strike, Fred Meyer recently posted fliers in their grocery stores seeking replacement workers, offering a pay rate of $15 per hour.

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Highway 199 that connects Highway 101 just outside Crescent City east into Oregon has become one of the deadliest corridors in Oregon, according to new details released this week by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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The Harbor Fire District is moving forward with plans to hire a new fire chief and has appointed a new board commissioner.

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State and local officials have launched a new public awareness campaign in an effort to save lives along one of Southwest Oregon's deadliest highways.

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Co-Chair of the House Oceans Caucus and a Member of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, is applauding the passage of two bipartisan bills to permanently safeguard coasts from oil and gas drilling.

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Editor’s Note: This is The Pilot’s first in a series of “Who We Are” profiles, periodic special reports about the interesting people in our community and the difference they make.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered flags at all public institutions throughout Oregon to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 11 for Patriot Day.

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Organizers of the Coastal Christmas Light Parade are moving forward with the event following approval for an event permit fee waiver by the Brookings City Council.

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An Oregon man faces criminal charges after investigators said he led them on a two-state high speed pursuit that began near Port Orford.

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The Brookings-Harbor class of 2020 began their last, first day of school at about 6:45 a.m. Sept. 4.

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Students attending schools in the Brookings-Harbor School District have something that their schools haven’t offered for 15 years — a School Resource Officer (SRO).

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Oregon Business Magazine has selected Coastal Home Health & Hospice of Brookings as among its 100 best nonprofits to work for in Oregon, said the nonprofit’s marketing manager, Anna Curtis.

Have you ever wondered why your dog behaves a certain way? Here’s a chance to learn the science behind a dog’s behavior and how to critically evaluate different techniques of dog training.

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

Guests and relatives gathered recently at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookings for an annual Back to School Tea Party that offers handmade dresses to young children for wearing back to school.

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As students travel to local schools for another year in the classrooms, regional police officers say they’ll be particularly diligent in enforcing school-zone traffic violations.

Operators of the Turtle Rock RV Resort are inviting the public to the first Turtle Rock & Grass Festival from 1-10 p.m. Saturday at 28788 Hunter Creek Loop in Gold Beach.

With 10 chickens caged atop their car - plus five dogs, a turtle and their 5-year-old son in the back - Annelise Huppert and Shaugn McEvoy made quite a sight driving down California’s State Route 70, their rusted brakes screeching as flames chased them.

Students returned to Kalmiopsis Elementary School in Brookings Sept. 3, their first day of the new school year, full of excitement and some a little nervous.

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The repair of the roadway at U.S. Highway 101’s Hooskanaden slide, between Brookings and Gold Beach, will have to settle in for the long haul - literally.

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A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:02 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 5 about 192 miles off the southern Oregon Coast near Bandon, west of Coos Bay, according to the United States Geological Service (USGS).

Organizers have finally released the 2019 Slam’n Salmon Derby results from the Labor Day holiday event held in Brookings.

The future is uncertain for the Java Hut, at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and North Fred Haight Drive, after the kiosk was demolished by a suspected drunk driver Aug. 26.

Fishermen along the California coast boasted boatloads of prized salmon during this year’s season, which reportedly has been one of the better salmon fishing seasons in years.