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Recall campaign bombs

Recall campaign bombs

The clumsily run campaign to recall Coquille City Councilor Matt Rowe has failed to turn in the required 250 valid signatures to put the matter before the voters. Comprised of what amounted to little more than a Matt Rowe enemies list which included Coquille Mayor Kathi Simonetti, Councilor Ann Parker, newsprint publisher Jean Ivey-Gurney and […]

Double, double toil and trouble

Double, double toil and trouble

Time is running out for the Committee to Recall Rowe to turn in 250 valid signatures of registered Coquille voters by September 1, in order to put the matter on the ballot. The committee is being run out of Jean Ivey-Gurney’s office on the corner of Central Avenue & First St in Coquille and the […]

Coquille councilors violate ethics laws?

Coquille councilors violate ethics laws?

Coquille Mayor Kathy Simonetti acknowledges downtown business owners failed to meet their fiscal responsibility to fix sidewalks that caused multiple serious falls. In a letter to the editor of a local newspaper meant to disparage City Councilor Matt Rowe, Mayor Kathi Simonetti admits that Coquille City funds Urban Renewal funds were misdirected toward sidewalk repairs […]

DA declines to retry Leah Freeman murder case

DA declines to retry Leah Freeman murder case

After a 2010 conviction was overturned due to an error by the Oregon State Police the Oregon Department of Justice has decided not to appeal a decision and the Coos County District Attorney will not re-try the case. This is a developing story and more will follow

McGuffin conviction overturned due to Oregon State Police error

McGuffin conviction overturned due to Oregon State Police error

A Malheur County circuit court judge has overturned the 2011 manslaughter conviction of Nicholas McGuffin in the death of teenager Leah Freeman. After a trial for post-conviction relief last August, Sr Judge Patricia Sullivan rendered a decision last Friday finding that the Oregon State Police laboratory violated McGuffin’s constitutional rights when it failed to provide […]

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