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I’m the Southern Oregon regional coordinator for the Oregon-based nonprofit the Native Fish Society. We’re made up of a small staff, nearly a hundred volunteers, and thousands of members that share a vision for a Pacific Northwest with clean water, abundant fish and thriving local communitie…

Prior to the 2008 presidential election, KidsHealth.org asked more than 2,000 kids and teens what they thought about the election and how it might affect them.

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Gee, David, I’m shocked that the presidential election didn’t make the top 10 news stories of the year. Is that because the Pilot rarely covered the candidates’ positions on the issues and the pre-election polls, or because Pilot subscribers don’t give a darn about national politics, or both?

Today I witnessed something I thought only happened in a third world country. I've always been proud to be and American and couldn't understand why other countries government transitions were so brutal and full of riots and upheavals. I guess I have been living in a cocoon of ignorance.

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The following is a letter I sent to PBS News Hour on June 20, 2018, expressing my feelings at that time. I follow with my subsequent feelings as of Jan 8, 2021:

I write this letter to thank Dianna Blazo for pointing out in her letter that you published a letter in the December 25 edition from a Medford resident that clearly violated your letters to the editor rules. In that letter President Trump was described as anti-American, anti-science, a racis…

Shame on residents of Brookings that do not embrace their fellow residents who have suffered from fires. Remember that you could actually benefit financially from them. If you don’t like it I know of a nice town, Orick, you could relocate to.

Every time I venture to look at Curry Commissioners in public session, I image it as a comedy sketch so I can try to get through it. Do we really have no alternative to this civic embarrassment?

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According to the letters to the editor guidelines, letters will be … edited for blatant inaccuracies. Unsubstantiated or irresponsible allegations or personal attacks … will not be published. Details represented as facts rather than opinions must include their sources.

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My public battle with COVID took a personal turn last month. My 87-year-old father, who lives at home in Ann Arbor, Mich., was diagnosed with COVID. As I write this column, I am having him admitted to the University of Michigan Hospital. Just this morning, nearly two weeks into his infection…

According to your restrictions on letters to the editor, no Irresponsible allegations or personal attacks will be published. You sure did not follow your own restrictions when you published Trisha Vigil's letter. Here is my response to her.

Thank you for telling Ms. Garcia’s story in Friday’s article (“One Voice Trying to Change the World”), and for detailing her ongoing fight to advocate for survivors’ rights.

It is encouraging to hear positive news in December this year. It has been a tough road to follow for many of us, I am sure. Curry County is blessed in so many ways, and residents both long-time and newcomers must agree that this county in Oregon is one of the most beautiful anywhere.

I don't get it. Why so many educated Curry Country citizens don't understand the dangers of COVID-19. Know this - IT KILLS PEOPLE, hundreds of thousands in the U.S. alone. And in Curry County, an average of 5.7 citizen's a day have had a confirmed case since December 1.

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Your article "Food drive fills shelves at food bank" in the Christmas day edition was heart-warming. The drive through food donation apparently worked well, but according to the article, the steady stream of cars lasted only 20 minutes.

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Congratulations to those that have successfully succeeded in elevating Curry County to extreme risk, (Curry Coastal Pilot, December 18, 2020, front page), by failure to wear a mask or by wearing it below their nostrils. That practice might be called HALF MASKED. For the proper wearing of a m…

Trump’s years in the White House were consistently anti-American. When not serving Putin and other dictators across the globe, he and his cult were compromising democracy by depriving Americans of their vote. He now loses the election in what he described four years ago as a landslide, and t…

In a 2018 interview, our own State Sen. Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg) admitted that he had once been, in his own words, “a loudmouth radical,” and called some of his past public statements “non-thinking,” “juvenile” and “boorish.”

While it was a drab and misty day at the W. J. Ward Memorial Cemetery on Saturday for the Wreaths Across America program the warmth of brotherhood, camaraderie and community spirit was a ray of sunshine.

I lived and worked in Brookings, worked for a local company. A Good Tree Service and Construction Company is locally owned. I can’t say enough good things about my experience and skills this man gave me. Dream job, with a boss with integrity, knowledge and compassion for excellence. Eric Rob…

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The Trump administration is rushing plans to auction drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Well, I am old enough to remember the visuals streaming into our TVs from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, (1989), an occurrence that statistically wasn’t supposed to happen.

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We have seen this year how challenging and stressful distance learning can be, as well as how much children need to be surrounded by their peers. In the upcoming Oregon state legislative session in January, a bill will be introduced that will remove children from the school system and force …

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There has been much concern and discussion regarding disruption of our electoral process with widespread accusations of election fraud, accusing people in this country of cheating, submitting false ballots, election machines rigged to change a vote from one candidate to another, our own gove…

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There is a problem with many of the contractors in Brookings. When they’re busy on someone else’s project, they don’t bother to respond to your call. And when can’t come by on the day they specified, they don’t bother to call and let you know but leave you sitting there waiting for them the …

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This Thanksgiving I would like to greatly thank the majority of our local stores and businesses who are conscientiously applying the COVID-19 masking recommendations.

I want to share this story with the public, partly for their benefit and to thank everyone for their help. My husband, Donald “Red” Sthen suffered a heart attack on October 21,2020 and I took him to the emergency room at the Curry General Hospital where he received excellent care. Then by am…

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I’ve known you all my life. You helped bring me into this world. You took care of me and kept me alive during all of my horrible childhood illnesses. Measles. Mumps. Rubella. Chickenpox. Mononucleosis (at the age of seven, it almost killed me).You stitched me up when I fell out of the apple …

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For heaven's sake! I read with interest your front page article about the plight of nice, hard-working James Hart and his mini-horses.  We need more people like Mr. Hart and his generous contributions to our communities and fewer bureaucrats always looking to add interference in our lives in…

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My daughter got married. She and her husband had their wedding at Singing Springs Resort in Agness, Oregon. It was so beautiful. The resort is historic and the cabins are cozy. The restaurant is a rock's throw from the river and everyone there treats you like you’ve been friends forever.

Nature’s Coastal Holiday will start stringing lights and setting up displays in the Brookings Harbor community this month. This year the festival will switch gears and decorate the Highway 101 corridor and selected commercial areas in the community instead of Azalea Park. according to the gr…

Despite the grimness of the act, one could not help but marvel at the stealth of the assassin or the precision of their marksmanship as the mob boys smiled around the table and divvied up their take. In time few will remember this man Trump or his one-term presidency other than a time wrough…

Homelessness is increasing at alarming rates due to COVID, lack of affordable units, and the wild fires. Competition for what housing is available has increased significantly in Oregon due to households being displaced by wildfires. The City of Brookings paid for a housing needs study in 201…

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Despite the grimness of the act, one could not help but marvel at the stealth of the assassin or the precision of their marksmanship as the mob boys smiled around the table and divvied up their take. In time few will remember this man Trump or his one-term presidency other than a time wrough…

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We need a representative in Salem that will focus on the concerns Senate District 1 citizens have. Although we expect to get ignored by the northern part of the state, we get the same thing from current state senator. Our current representative spends little, if any, time here bothering to f…

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I am voting for Kat Stone for Oregon Senate District 1. One of the main reasons is that I need my representative to show up and represent me in Salem. Unfortunately that is not something our current State Senator is very good at.

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Sue Gold led the 2018 lawsuit against Commissioner Boice. Why? The case was dismissed in the State Circuit Court. The Judge stated the lawsuit was defamatory, punitive, political, and unnecessary. This does not line up with her claim of integrity, accountability and responsibility.

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A big Thank You to Clayton Dalrymple. What a great story about yourself, Joe Morgan and Gene Mauch. I’m a big baseball fan and enjoy stories of baseball past. I would enjoy hearing more baseball stories from you. Thanks again.