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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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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 5/28/18

CITIZENS SPOKE TO THE LINCOLN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ASKING THEM TO TAKE ACTION TO STOP THE APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS, WASTE FROM THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS, ON FARMLAND WITHIN 50-FEET OF THE SILETZ. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE COUNTY SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO STOP THE BIOSOLID APPLICATIONS NEAR THE RIVER.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/4/18
 
THE GOOD SUMMER WEATHER BRINGS MORE PEOPLE TO THE COAST. COASTAL POLICE AGENCIES HAVE REPORTED AN UPTICK IN HOME AND CAR BREAK-INS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK CITIZENS NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO KEEP THEIR HOMES AND CARS SAFE FROM BREAK-INS.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/11/18
 
THE TALL SHIPS FROM GRAYS HARBOR IN WASHINGTON HAVE BEEN VISITING THE COAST FOR MANY YEARS. RECENTLY THEY HAVE ASKED TO INCREASE THEIR STAY AND COME DURING THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER. THIS HAS CREATED SOME ISSUES AS THE DOCK IS A WORKING WATERFRONT AND JULY IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST TIMES OF YEAR. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE SHIPS SHOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO COME DURING THE OFF SEASON. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/25/18
 
THE CITY OF TOLEDO RECENTLY LET GO THE FIRE CHIEF AFTER 19-YEARS OF SERVICE. THIS HAS CAUSED MANY CITIZENS TO BE UPSET. THE MAYOR HAS SAID THE COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE CITY MANAGER. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE COUNCIL SHOULD LISTEN MORE TO ITS CITIZENS AND TRY TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/2/18
 
THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION IS LAUNCHING A NO STRAWS CAMPAIGN. SO FAR THIS HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE IN BANNING STRAWS IN SOME OF THE BIG CITIES LIKE SEATTLE. PORTLAND IS ALSO NOW CONSIDERING A STRAW BAN. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK STRAWS AND OTHER SINGLE USE PLASTICS SHOULD BE BANNED IN LINCOLN COUNTY.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/9/18
 
SUMMER IS THE BUSIEST SEASON HERE ON THE COAST. THERE ARE MANY BUSINESSES THAT HAVE HELP WANTED SIGNS OUT. ACCORDING TO THE EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT THERE ARE MANY JOBS THAT ARE HARD TO FILL. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK BUSINESSES COULD OFFER TO HELP GET AND KEEP EMPLOYEES. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/16/18
 
DURING THE BUSY SUMMER SEASON WE SEE AN INCREASE IN TRAFFIC ON THE COAST. THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN MANY ACCIDENTS AND SOME FATALITIES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU ALTER YOUR DRIVING DURING THE BUSIER SUMMER MONTHS TO AVOID THE SUMMER TRAFFIC.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/23/18
 
THE LOCAL POLICE AGENCIES ARE GETTING READY TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON AUGUST 7th. THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR AND LEARN MORE ABOUT KEEPING SAFE AND LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON HOLDING OR TAKING PART IN A NEIGHBORHOOD NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PARTY.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/30/18
 
WILDFIRES ARE BURNING ALL AROUND THE STATE CREATING SMOKE BLOWING INTO COMMUNITIES. THIS CREATES A HEALTH HAZARD. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO WARN PEOPLE WHO MAY BE TRAVELING TO A SMOKE AFFECTED AREA ABOUT AIR CONDITIONS WHERE THERE IS SMOKE.
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  MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/6/18
 
INVASIVE WEEDS HAVE BECOME A REAL PROBLEM IN LINCOLN COUNTY. THEY CHOKE OUT NATIVE VEGETATION AND IN SOME INSTANCES WREAK HAVOC WITH PEOPLE'S ALLERGIES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE IS ENOUGH EDUCATION ON INVASIVE WEEDS AND HOW TO CONTROL THEM.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/13/18
 
THERE WAS ANOTHER MOTEL FIRE IN NEWPORT WITH THREE PEOPLE INJURED. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A DEVASTATING TRAGEDY AS PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED ON THE SECOND FLOOR. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK EVERY HOTEL SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM.
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 MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/20/18
 
LINCOLN COUNTY IS OFFERING FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINICS THROUGHOUT LINCOLN COUNTY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS. IMMUNIZATIONS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC FROM COMMUNICABLE DISEASES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE IMMUNIZED TO ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/27/18
 
THOUGH MARIJUANA IS LEGAL IT IS STILL SOMETHING THAT IS FEDERALLY REGULATED. THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENT RULES IN PLACE REGARDING HOW SHOPS THAT SELL MARIJUANA CAN ADVERTISE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE LEGAL TO ADVERTISE WITH A PERSON DRESSED UP ON THE STREET CORNER IN FRONT OF OTHER BUSINESSES. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 9/3/18
 
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL RECENTLY RELEASED INFORMATION ON ANOTHER SCAM PRIMARILY TARGETING SENIORS. THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH VICTIMS LOOSING THEIR SAVINGS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF BANKS SHOULD BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN THEY SUSPECT FRAUD WHEN A CUSTOMER WANTS TO WIRE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY FROM THEIR ACCOUNT.  
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  MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 9/10/18
 
THE CITIES OF TOLEDO AND LINCOLN CITY HAVE BEEN DOING PEDESTRIAN ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS WITH GRANTS FROM ODOT. THE IDEA IS TO MAKE DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS AWARE OF RIGHT OF WAY LAWS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THESE OPERATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 
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