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Oregonians received their first look on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at what should be the final version of a bill to establish a cap-and-invest program in the state to hold the largest climate polluters accountable with a cap and price on pollution and create investments for projects to transition to c…

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At the Jan. 8 City of Manzanita Workshop and City Council meeting, the Mayor solicited suggestions from citizens as to next steps on the City Hall project for the Underhill property. The tone of the meetings and desire to maintain momentum on this important community project was encouraging …

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Only two states fared worse than Oregon in 2016 when it came to share of families that qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) but did not claim it, according to a report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. This continued Oregon’s “long pattern” of poor results, underscoring th…

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Two clean energy ballot initiatives will move forward after a Marion County Judge ordered the Secretary of State to allow the measures to proceed. Judge David Leith ruled Thursday, Jan. 16, Initiative Petitions 48 and 49 satisfy the constitutional “single-subject” requirement for initiatives…

After a month long trial, after hearing more than 100 hours of testimony and reviewing hundreds of exhibits, some going back to the early 1900’s, the Linn County jury deliberated for only a few hours before returning with a verdict. The jury determined that the State had indeed breached a lo…

Driving a car is a lot like being President of the United States. The problem is half of us are below average drivers. You can look it up. We never think that, though. We all think we drive like Graham Hill, the most famous sports car driver of all time.

The number of taxpayers reporting annual income of $1 million or more has risen faster in Oregon than any other state, according to the Oregon Center for Public Policy’s analysis of newly released data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Each autumn at our yearly tourism banquet, Visit Tillamook Coast recognizes the great work that businesses, nonprofits and individuals are doing to bring economic vitality to Tillamook County.

We live at the Oregon coast and have been directly affected by the influence of money in Oregon politics. For 25 years, the Oregon Legislature has failed to significantly update protections from clearcutting for rivers and streams, or to protect us and water from aerial spraying of toxic pes…

The holidays are just around the corner. For those that are serving our country during the holidays, their thoughts are of home and family. It is time for Tillamook County to put their best foot forward by putting our love into the holiday packages. These packages are very important because …

The Tillamook County Commissioners recently held the first hearing on a proposal for them to appoint the County Surveyor rather than have the voters elect this position. The past practice was to have this position stand for election every four years just like treasurer, clerk, assessor and sheriff.

I know we discussed this issue several years ago, but with the recent earthquakes off the west coast, why is Tillamook County the only county on the west coast without tsunami sirens?

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At the Jan. 8 City of Manzanita Workshop and City Council meeting, the Mayor solicited suggestions from citizens as to next steps on the City Hall project for the Underhill property. The tone of the meetings and desire to maintain momentum on this important community project was encouraging …

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Only two states fared worse than Oregon in 2016 when it came to share of families that qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) but did not claim it, according to a report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. This continued Oregon’s “long pattern” of poor results, underscoring th…

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Two clean energy ballot initiatives will move forward after a Marion County Judge ordered the Secretary of State to allow the measures to proceed. Judge David Leith ruled Thursday, Jan. 16, Initiative Petitions 48 and 49 satisfy the constitutional “single-subject” requirement for initiatives…

After a month long trial, after hearing more than 100 hours of testimony and reviewing hundreds of exhibits, some going back to the early 1900’s, the Linn County jury deliberated for only a few hours before returning with a verdict. The jury determined that the State had indeed breached a lo…

Driving a car is a lot like being President of the United States. The problem is half of us are below average drivers. You can look it up. We never think that, though. We all think we drive like Graham Hill, the most famous sports car driver of all time.

The number of taxpayers reporting annual income of $1 million or more has risen faster in Oregon than any other state, according to the Oregon Center for Public Policy’s analysis of newly released data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Each autumn at our yearly tourism banquet, Visit Tillamook Coast recognizes the great work that businesses, nonprofits and individuals are doing to bring economic vitality to Tillamook County.

We live at the Oregon coast and have been directly affected by the influence of money in Oregon politics. For 25 years, the Oregon Legislature has failed to significantly update protections from clearcutting for rivers and streams, or to protect us and water from aerial spraying of toxic pes…

Fall is making its grand entrance and for many this is a time of renewal and thinking about what new things they might want to do. The non-profit community is organizing a Volunteer Fair at Tillamook Bay Community College on October 8, from 1-6 p.m. I invite you to think about this as a Volu…

Things get a little crazy and busy around all of our area schools this time of year. Those of you with school age children all had three months off from having to hustle your young students to school before heading to work. Whether you have children or not, all of us need to be reminded that…

We are bringing back something that has not graced the Headlight Herald's opinion pages in quite sometime. An editorial.

We are bringing back something that has not graced the Headlight Herald's opinion pages in quite sometime. An editorial.

The new transient lodging tax (TLT), which went into effect January 2014, marks a new era for Tillamook County. The tax, paid by visitors who stay overnight at various lodging facilities, is collected by the lodging owners and managers each quarter, then sent to the county. Unlike most taxes…

Metaphor. If Tillamook County taxed local milk producers for the purpose of reinvesting that money in the dairy industry, would it be reasonable to expect the dairy industry receive a meaningful voice on how those funds would be reinvested? TIA believes so, but that is not what is occurring …