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 MAKING CONTACT FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 1ST:

THIS WEEK WE ARE SEEING THE LAST OF THE KING TIDES, SOME OF THE HIGHEST TIDES FOR THIS YEAR. THE INCREASE IN HIGHER TIDES AND STORMS IS CAUSING MORE EROSION. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PROTECT HOMES FROM EROSION.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/8/18
 
WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SO LOW, SOME EMPLOYERS ARE REPORTING THEY ARE HAVING A TOUGH TIME FINDING EMPLOYEES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR TEENS TO GET MORE JOB EXPERIENCE
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/22/18
 
 
THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON A PLASTIC REDUCTION CAMPAIGN FOR 2018 THAT INCLUDES THE ELIMINATION OF PLASTIC STRAWS. PLASTIC STRAWS DON'T BIODEGRADE AND CAN LAST IN THE ENVIRONMENT FOR YEARS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU AGREE THAT PLASTIC STRAWS SHOULD BE ELIMINATED.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/5/18
 
 
THE RECENT EARTHQUAKE THAT OCCURRED OFF THE COAST OF ALASKA CAUSED A TSUNAMI WATCH. THERE WERE ALERTS THAT WERE SENT OUT FROM THE COUNTY AND OUR RADIO STATIONS. THERE ARE THREE STAGES A WATCH, ADVISORY AND A WARNING. EVEN THOUGH THIS EVENT NEVER WENT PAST AN ADVISORY MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU FELT READY IF THERE WAS A TSUNAMI WARNING.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/12/18

THE STATE RELEASED THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES FOR OREGON SHOWING IMPROVEMENT IN LINCOLN COUNTY AND STATEWIDE. THE REASON IS BEING CREDITED WITH CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO HELP STUDENTS TO GRADUATE.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/19/18

HOMELESS STUDENTS AND UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH FACE AN UPHILL BATTLE WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOOL. THE LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HELP PROGRAM OFFERS THESE STUDENTS A LOT OF RESOURCES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A HOMELESS SHELTER FOR UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/26/18
 
 
 
ODFW AND THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAVE FOUND DOMOIC ACID IN THE GUTS OF CRABS FROM THE SOUTH COAST. TO REOPEN, THERE NEEDS TO BE TWO TESTS BELOW THE ALERT LEVEL. THE BIOTOXIN DOMOIC ACID IS ONLY IN THE GUTS SO THE REST OF CRAB IS SAFE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/5/18
 
LOCAL, COUNTY AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING SEAT BELT SAFETY OPERATIONS. NUMBERS HAVE SHOWN THAT SEAT BELT USE HAS INCREASED IN OREGON. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK MORE EFFORT NEEDS TO BE PUT TOWARD DRUNK AND DRUGGED DRIVING INSTEAD.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/12/18
 
MARCH IS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH. OREGON PROVIDES 1% OF GAMBLING REVENUE TO HELP WITH TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR GAMBLING ADDICTION TREATMENT. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT IS ENOUGH.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/19/18
 
THE LEGISLATURE IS WORKING ON A BILL THAT WOULD KEEP DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME AND STOP CHANGING CLOCKS BACK IN THE FALL. THIS IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SAFETY REASONS AND BECAUSE OF THE HASSLE IT PRESENTS. OTHER STATES ARE ALSO CONSIDERING THIS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT STAYING ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/26/18
 
DRINKING/DRUGGED DRIVING CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM. AS WE HEAD INTO SPRING BREAK THERE ARE MORE DRIVERS, PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS ON THE ROADS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK STRICTER LAWS NEED TO BE IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM INTOXICATED DRIVERS.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/2/18
 
CHINA HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING CERTAIN ITEMS FOR RECYCLING ANYMORE. THIS IS CREATING A SITUATION WHERE SOME ITEMS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED IN THE CO-MINGLED RECYCLING CARTS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD STILL BE A RECYCLING PROGRAM IN LINCOLN COUNTY.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/9/18
 
APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH. IT IS REPORTED BY ODOT THAT FROM 2012-2016 THERE WERE OVER 10,000 CRASHES AND 70 FATALITIES AS A RESULT OF DISTRACTED DRIVING. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK LAWS ARE STRICT ENOUGH TO DETER DISTRACTED DRIVING.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/16/18
 
THE CITY OF NEWPORT IS LOOKING TO BUILD A PAVILION AT THE NEWPORT AIRPORT. WHEN LOOKING AT THE COSTS THE NEWPORT COUNCIL FOUND IT TO BE MORE THAN EXPECTED AT OVER $44,000. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THE CITY SHOULD BE SPENDING THIS MUCH MONEY ON.
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 MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/23/18
 
THE LINCOLN COUNTY FAIR BOARD HAS BEEN CONDUCTING MEETINGS TO INFORM CITIZENS ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS PROPOSED TO THE LINCOLN COUNTY COMMONS AREA. THEY ARE PROPOSING BUILDING AN EVENT CENTER AND PAVILION. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE COUNTY SHOULD SPEND THE MONEY ON A NEW FACILITY OR BUILD AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/30/18
 
THERE HAVE BEEN MORE STUDENT WALK OUTS ACROSS THE NATION. STUDENTS ARE EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERN ABOUT SAFETY IN SCHOOLS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK YOUR COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS DOING A GOOD JOB OF PROTECTING STUDENTS. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 5/7/18
 
LINCOLN COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES RECENTLY ANNOUNCED LAYING OFF OF EMPLOYEES IN THE CO-OCCURRING MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS PROGRAM BECAUSE OF BUDGET CUTS. THERE IS STILL A PROGRAM AVAILABLE JUST WITH REDUCED STAFF. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS A NECESSARY PROGRAM?
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 MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 5/14/18
 
THE PORT OF NEWPORT PROPOSED INCREASED MOORAGE AND PARKING RATES TO HELP COVER THE INCREASED COSTS OF MAINTENANCE AT THE DOCKS. PORT USERS DID NOT LIKE THE PROPOSAL. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE PORT SHOULD ACTIVELY PURSUE SHIPPING AT THE INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL TO BRING IN THE FUNDING THAT THEY NEED.
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