The World has a story about the most recent candidate for treasurer, Heather Fox. She sounds like a reasonable candidate and she answers some questions raised previously, such as will she collect two salaries and is she just running as a spoiler to help Megan Simms oust Matt Rowe. The answer would appear to be […]
Commissioner John Sweet bristles whenever anyone dares to note the similarities between the newly created position of finance director and a county administrator. The latter, as everyone will remember, was brought before the voters in 2012 asking whether the county should transition to an administrator model of government and soundly defeated. Nevertheless, the local oligarchy […]
It’s no secret that the Coos County Board of Commissioners is no fan of Matt Rowe. Rowe was, until last Thursday, running unopposed for the county treasurer’s position on a what he calls a transparency platform. Last week, Megan Simms, the newly hired finance director/de facto administrator filed for the position. The term “de facto […]
“If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” Ma Joad spoke those words in John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath after someone of equally modest means gave her a dime’s worth of sugar. This sentiment, unfortunately is clearly demonstrated in […]
The City of Coquille voted to impose a 5% tax on medical marijuana and 10% on recreational marijuana sold within the city limits if and when the State legalizes marijuana dispensaries. Measure 91 legalizes the use and tightly regulated sale of marijuana to adults 21 and over if it passes in November. The city tax […]
The good news is that Don Gurney stopped John Sweet from taking an easy primary win
Matt Rowe is running against Melissa Cribbins, the incumbent Commissioner.
Coquille resident Matt Rowe filed Friday to take a run at her in the upcoming May election which means he will have barely two months to present himself to the voters.