Local and County News

A letter to the editor you should read!

  …Incumbents were defeated because of incompetence, not taxes… Curry County Reporter — Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Joel: What changes as dramatically as the weather yet at times circles endlessly going nowhere? Answer: Curry County Commissioners’ verbal and written commitments; their flip-flopping on key issues; their memory of what they[…]

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Pilot Program Loosens Grip on Land-use Plans

  <<<Door opened for southern Oregon counties>>> Associated Press — June 3, 2012…  SALEM — Gov. John Kitzhaber is loosening the state’s grip on land-use planning, opening the door for three southern Oregon counties to eventually allow new development on some farm and forest land. Kitzhaber quietly signed an executive[…]

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Curry County: Unions, PERS & Impacts

<<< Unions need to give up exorbitant benefits, or we don’t have a chance >>> June 6, 2012  By Joel Summer, Publisher, Curry Reporter… Commissioner candidate Greg Empson is absolutely correct about one thing. Until the county commissioners, a county executive, their lawyers – whoever – negotiates union contracts with[…]

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Curry County Sales Tax?

<<< Sales tax proposal is so confusing it might make your head spin >>> …Curry County Reporter —  Editorial by Joel Summer, Publisher — March 14, 2012… There are hundreds of businesses in Curry County that are on the brink of going over the cliff after year after year of[…]

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