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 MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/7/19

 
THE PORT OF NEWPORT IS LOOKING AT WORKING AGAIN WITH TEEVIN BROS TO CONSIDER DOING A LOG BARGING OPERATION. THE COMMERCIAL FISHERS USER GROUP HAS SAID THEY ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH TEEVIN REGARDING SCHEDULING AT THE PORT'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR THE PORT.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/14/19
 
THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IS THE LONGEST IN HISTORY. THERE ARE MANY IN LINCOLN COUNTY WHO WORK FOR NOAA, THE COAST GUARD AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO WORK IN OVER A MONTH. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE COAST GUARD, WHO RISK THEIR LIVES, SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE PAID.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/21/19
 
PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT PROGRAMS ARE TAKING PLACE THIS WEEK IN NEWPORT AND LINCOLN CITY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TAKES PLACE ONCE A YEAR, HOWEVER IN LINCOLN CITY THEY ARE LOOKING TO DO A SMALLER VERSION MONTHLY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS A BETTER IDEA.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/28/19
 
THE SURFRIDER FOUNDATION HAS BEEN WORKING ACROSS THE STATE TO BAN PLASTIC BAG USE. THEY MADE A PROPOSAL TO THE NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER A PLASTIC BAG BAN. THIS WAS VOTED DOWN BY THE VOTERS OF NEWPORT IN 2013. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE COUNCIL SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OVERRIDE WHAT THE VOTERS WANT.
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  MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/11/19
 
NEXT WEEK WILL BE THE FINAL EPISODE OF KING TIDES FOR THIS SEASON. THE KING TIDE PROJECT ASKS PEOPLE TO DOCUMENT THE KING TIDES TO SHOW POSSIBLE EROSION. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE ARE WAYS TO CUT BACK ON EROSION. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/18/19
 
LINCOLN COUNTY HAS A SHORTAGE OF AVAILABLE CERTIFIED CHILD CARE FACILITIES. IT IS TOUGH FOR PARENTS TO BE ABLE TO WORK AND AFFORD TO HAVE A PLACE TO TAKE THEIR CHILDREN. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK EMPLOYERS SHOULD BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN HELPING EMPLOYEES WITH CHILDCARE
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/25/19
 
RULE ENFORCEMENTS REGARDING VACATION RENTAL DWELLINGS ARE SOMETHING THAT THE CITIES AND THE COUNTY HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE UNIVERSAL RULES THAT APPLY TO ALL CITIES AND THE COUNTY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/4/19
 
NORTH LINCOLN FIRE AND DEPOE BAY FIRE ARE CONSIDERING A COLLABORATION TO PROVIDE BETTER COVERAGE FOR NORTH COUNTY AREA. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTY.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/11/19
 
NEWPORT FIRE RECENTLY RESPONDED TO A FIRE ON A FISHING BOAT AT THE PORT OF NEWPORT. THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING TO GET GRANTS AND FUNDING TO PURCHASE A FIRE BOAT. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE A NECESSARY RESOURCE FOR NEWPORT.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/18/19
 
THE SOLVE OREGON SPRING BEACH CLEANUP IS COMING UP THIS WEEKEND. THEY HAVE COORDINATED BEACH CLEANUPS ON THE COAST TWICE A YEAR SINCE 1986. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS STILL SOMETHING THAT IS NECESSARY TO DO. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/25/19
 
OREGON RAIN IS A PROGRAM THAT HELPS ENTREPRENEURS LOCALLY. THE LEGISLATURE IS CONSIDERING SOME PROGRAMS THAT WOULD OFFER GRANTS TO HELP LOCALS EXPAND THEIR PRODUCTS AND COMPANIES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS START UPS. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/1/19
 
NEWPORT AND OTHER CITIES AND THE COUNTY HAVE LOOKED AT RULES REGARDING SHORT TERM RENTALS AND VRD'S. THEY HAVE SHOWN TO BE POPULAR IN PROVIDING AN ECONOMIC BOOST TO THE AREA HOWEVER SOME ARE CONCERNED THAT IT TAKES HOUSING AWAY FROM THOSE LOOKING TO RENT OR BUY LOCALLY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE LIMITS ON VRD'S? 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/8/19
 
THIS WEEK KICKS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH. MANY LOCAL POLICE ORGANIZATIONS ARE PLANNING CAMPAIGNS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND GET DISTRACTED DRIVERS OFF THE ROADS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK LAWS SHOULD BE STRICTER REGARDING DISTRACTED DRIVING? 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/15/19
 
BEACH SAFETY IS SOMETHING THAT OREGON STATE PARKS ALONG WITH LOCAL FIRE AND SAFETY ADVOCATES HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR MANY YEARS. THERE ARE MANY DANGERS THAT CAN HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO IGNORE SAFETY RULES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT PEOPLE WHO VIOLATE BEACH SAFETY RULES SUCH AS WALKING OUT ON CLIFFS SHOULD BE FINED.
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