Act One – The Beginning If you are unaware of Coos Community Radio which operates at 98.1 FM, you aren’t alone. Sadly, with the exception of Democracy Now and Economic Update, (both programs I brought to the station), and thanks to its current management Travis Hayer and Darlene Elliott, you also aren’t missing anything. In […]
Any solution utilizing federal assets and resources will require an act of Congress and of all the options out there so far, enforcing an existing Act would seem the most likely to succeed and provide the best outcome for county services.
The foremost recommendation in the majority report to hire a county manager belies many of the claims made by co-chairs Jon Barton and Al Pettit and effectively implicates the pair in an attempt at skullduggery.
The best reporting comes from “boots on the ground” – when a reporter tells the story of an incident from the perspective of someone who is actually there when it happens. A good news report (or feature story) places the action in context. Unfortunately, this is fast becoming a lost art. Too many individuals writing […]
In the end, it all boils down to public participation and public participation is hugely dependent upon a real press doing their job to properly inform the public. Consequently, in Coos County, at least, it probably doesn’t matter what form of governance we use, the public is going to be left out of the process.
The same irresponsible clear cutting and flawed stewardship that closed local mills and has left Coos County Oregon with a 14% unemployment and declining property values is occurring in the once pristine and diverse forests of Latvia.