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Human Trafficking in Florence; Climate Court; School Appoints Budget Committee Members; Rhododendron Court Announced

Human Trafficking in Florence January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and while the concept of Human Trafficking has been portrayed one way in Hollywood, it doesn’t represent real world issues that affect all of us even in Florence.  According to Bob Teter, executive director at Siuslaw Outreach services says human […]

Community College Audit; Break-in Suspect Name Released; Rhododendron Festival Theme; Beach Hazard Warning

Community College Audit An audit of community colleges in Oregon has implications for the state’s legislative session that started this week. The report from the Secretary of State’s Audit Division in December points to the need for a greater role from the commission that oversees higher education. Head of the […]

Active Shooter Training; LCSO Receives Grant for Specialized Software; Winter Music Festival; Gas Prices

Active Shooter Training The Florence Police Department will be conducting an active shooter drill this Saturday on the campus of Siuslaw Middle school.  The exercise will begin at 8 am with a walk-through of the facility to familiarize officers with the grounds.  According to Sargent Larson they will then begin […]

New Vaccine Research; Lane County Planning Commission Open Seat; Road Construction Near 126 in Walton

New Vaccine Research New research has been released by the Centers for Disease Control on the latest bi-valent COVID-19 vaccines.  In two recent reports the CDC is saying that the new booster shots are proving to be most effective against severe symptoms and provide significant protection against hospitalization especially in […]