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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/5/15

AS WE HEAD INTO A NEW YEAR, MANY MAKE RESOLUTIONS, COMMITMENTS TO IMPROVING THEIR LIVES IN THE COMING YEAR. MANY MAKE RESOLUTIONS FOR THEMSELVES AND DON’T FOLLOW THROUGH. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE EVER MADE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION AND KEPT IT?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/12/15
 
THIS WEEK THE LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD HAS MADE A DECISION REGARDING THE RE-ORGANIZATION OF LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOLS IN LINCOLN CITY AND NEWPORT TO ACCOMMODATE FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN SHOULD BE REQUIRED OF YOUNG STUDENTS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/19/15
 
THE NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT LAST WEEK HELD A VOLUNTARY TURN IN EVENT FOR THOSE WITH UNWANTED GUNS. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS COMMONLY DONE IN THE LARGER CITIES LIKE PORTLAND. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH GUNS THAT WOULD WARRANT FUTURE TURN IN EVENTS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/26/15
 
WE SEE MANY PEOPLE STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD PANHANDLING WHO CLAIM TO BE OUT OF WORK AND HOMELESS. LINCOLN COUNTY HAS LIMITED RESOURCES TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE TRULY IN NEED. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK A FUND SHOULD BE SET UP TO PROVIDE THESE PEOPLE WITH BUS TICKETS TO OTHER COUNTIES WHERE THERE ARE MORE RESOURCES?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/2/15
 
THE COAST GUARD HAS BEEN MAKING MORE CHANGES TO THEIR ORGANIZATION WITH MORE EMPHASIS ON HOMELAND SECURITY. PART OF THAT HAS INCLUDED CHANGES IN THEIR BUDGET WANTING TO DECOMMISSION THE NEWPORT AND SOUTH CAROLINA HELICOPTERS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE COAST GUARD’S EMPHASIS SHOULD REMAIN PUBLIC SAFETY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/9/15
 
PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS OVER MAJOR HIGHWAYS SUCH AS HWY 101, HWY 20 AND HWY 34 CAN BE DANGEROUS. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WHEN THE WHITE CROSSWALK MARKINGS FADE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO KEEP THE CROSSWALKS PAINTED SO THEY CAN BE SEEN EASILY BY DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/16/15

THE GOVERNOR AFTER COMING UNDER FIRE WAS ASKED TO RESIGN JUST SHORTLY AFTER TAKING HIS SECOND TERM IN OFFICE. LAST WEEK HE ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL RESIGN DUE TO THE ISSUES AROUND ALLEGED ACTIONS OF HIS FIANCÉ. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT HE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR THE STATE BASED ON THE POSSIBLE ETHICAL ACTIONS OF HIS FIANCÉ WHO REPORTEDLY BENEFITED FROM HIS POSITION AS GOVERNOR?
 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/23/15
 
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT RELIES HEAVILY ON VOLUNTEERS TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSIONS OF BLOOD COLLECTION AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS. THEY HAVE RECENTLY UNDERGONE SOME ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES AND DON’T HAVE THE PRESENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY THAT THEY ONCE HAD. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK A DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION SHOULD TAKE OVER SAFETY EDUCATION AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN LINCOLN COUNTY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/2/15
 
THE STATE REVENUE FORECAST IS LOOKING POSITIVE FOR A KICKER BACK TO TAXPAYERS. THE STATE IS LOOKING AT GIVING MORE TO EDUCATION THROUGH THE ELIMINATION OF THE CORPORATE TAX KICKER. NOW THEY ARE CONSIDERING ELIMINATING THE PERSONAL KICKER. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE STATE SHOULD KEEP THE KICKER FOR EDUCATION OR A RAINY DAY FUND?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/8/15
 
THE PORT OF NEWPORT IS LOOKING FOR BUSINESS AT THE PORT’S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL. NOW THAT THE RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE THE PORT NEEDS TO GENERATE INCOME FROM THE DOCKS. THE PORT AT ONE TIME CONSIDERED HAVING CRUISE SHIPS COME INTO THE BAY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU WOULD SUPPORT THE IDEA OF CRUISE SHIPS IN NEWPORT?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/16/15
 
AS WE APPROACH SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK THERE ARE GOING TO BE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL THAT WON’T GET THEIR USUAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH THAT THEY RECEIVE THROUGH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE PROGRAMS SET UP LIKE THEY HAVE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS THAT OFFER FREE LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS IN NEED?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/23/15
 
DURING SPRING AND SUMMER WE SEE MORE VISITORS TO OUR BEACHES AND SOMETIMES THEY IGNORE SAFETY SIGNS, EVEN THOUGH SIGNS CLEARLY MARK AREAS WHERE VISITORS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM. PEOPLE STILL WANDER WHERE THEY SHOULDN’T AND SOMETIMES REQUIRE RESCUING. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK PEOPLE WHO IGNORE SAFETY SIGNS SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR THE COST OF RESCUE?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/30/15
 
THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN SEA LIONS FOUND IN YAQUINA BAY. THEY HAVE CREATED SOME PROBLEMS FOR THE PORT OF NEWPORT. THEY ARE CONSIDERED A PROTECTED SPECIES AND ARE A TOURIST DRAW FOR NEWPORT. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW WHAT SOLUTIONS YOU THINK THE PORT SHOULD TAKE TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/20/15
 
ODFW IS PROPOSING TO RAISE THE PRICES ON THEIR HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES. THEY HAVE ASKED THE LEGISLATURE FOR MORE MONEY BECAUSE OF DECLINING SALES OF LICENSES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ODFW SHOULD LOWER THE COST OF THEIR LICENSES INSTEAD TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO HUNT AND FISH?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/27/15
 
FIRE FIGHTERS AROUND THE STATE ARE PREDICTING A VERY WARM SPRING AND SUMMER, INCREASING THE RISK OF FIRE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT DURING TIMES OF INCREASED FIRE RISK, PEOPLE WANTING TO HAVE FIRES ON THE BEACH BE REQUIRED TO GET A PERMIT?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION  FOR THE WEEK OF 05-04-15:

THE HOSPITAL DISTRICT IS ASKING FOR A BOND TO GENERATE $57 MILLION FOR BUILDING A NEW HOSPITAL. IF APPROVED IT WOULD INCREASE TAXES BY .98 CENTS PER $1,000 OF PROPERTY VALUE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE INCREASE IN TAXES WILL CAUSE A BURDEN TO SERVICE AGENCIES LIKE FOOD SHARE AND THOSE THAT HELP LOW INCOME RESIDENTS AND SENIORS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 5/11/15
 
DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER MANY PEOPLE HEAD TO THE BEACHES TO PLAY. OUR OCEAN IS DIFFERENT HERE THAN IN OTHER AREAS AS THE WATER IS COLDER AND WE SEE MORE SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS. OREGON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT IS INSTALLING NEW SIGNS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW OF THE DANGERS ON THE COAST. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK SIGNS ARE ENOUGH TO DETOUR PEOPLE FROM DANGEROUS ACTIVITY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 5/18/15
 
THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE FOR NEWPORT AND LINCOLN CITY HAVE PUT ON PROGRAMS TO WORK WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO HELP KEEP THEM INFORMED OF PROGRAMS TO HELP TOURISTS IN OUR AREA TO KNOW OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THESE ARE EFFECTIVE FOR EDUCATING  TOURISTS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 5/25/15
 
AS SUMMER HITS WE SEE MORE PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT ON THE WATER AND FISHING OUT ON THE RIVERS, LAKES AND IN THE OCEAN. THE COAST GUARD AND THEIR AUXILIARY MEMBERS WORK TO KEEP BOATERS SAFE WHEN OUT ON THE WATER WITH BOATER SAFETY EDUCATION CLASSES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT LIFE JACKETS SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/1/15
 
SENIORS WILL BE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL NEXT MONTH. THE HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE PARENT GROUPS THAT FUNDRAISE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PROVIDE A MEMORABLE ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE PARTY FOR THE SENIORS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THESE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN KEEPING SENIORS FROM DRINKING AND PARTYING AFTER THEIR GRADUATION?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/1/15
 
SENIORS WILL BE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL NEXT MONTH. THE HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE PARENT GROUPS THAT FUNDRAISE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PROVIDE A MEMORABLE ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE PARTY FOR THE SENIORS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THESE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN KEEPING SENIORS FROM DRINKING AND PARTYING AFTER THEIR GRADUATION?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/8/15
 
MARINE MAMMALS CAN OFTEN BE SPOTTED THIS TIME OF YEAR RESTING ON THE SHORE. IT IS A FEDERAL CRIME TO DISTURB THEM, HOWEVER MANY VISITORS TO THE BEACHES SEE THE MAMMALS AND WANT TO HELP THEM. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK MORE SIGNAGE AND INFORMATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO INFORM VISITORS TO THE BEACH ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF DISTURBING A MARINE MAMMAL?**********************************************************************************************************
MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/15/15
 
THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL EARTHQUAKES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN THE OCEAN OVER 200-MILES FROM SHORE. THIS HAS CAUSED MANY TO HAVE CONCERNS REGARDING THE POTENTIAL FOR THE CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE EARTHQUAKE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU ARE AS PREPARED AS YOU SHOULD BE IN THE EVENT OF AN EARTHQUAKE AND LOCAL TSUNAMI.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/22/15
 
POLICE AGENCIES IN LINCOLN COUNTY RESPOND TO REPORTS OF INTOXICATED DRIVERS ALL THE TIME. THE PERSON WHO CHOOSES TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL AFTER DRINKING TOO MUCH PUTS OTHER PEOPLES LIVES IN DANGER. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE STRICTER PUNISHMENTS FOR THOSE WHO ARE SECOND OFFENDERS FOR DUII?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 6/29/15
 
NEWPORT POLICE RECENTLY CLEARED OUT AN AREA KNOWN FOR BEING A HOMELESS CAMP AND REMOVED SEVERAL HUNDRED POUNDS OF GARBAGE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT POLICE SHOULD REGULARLY CLEAN UP AND DISCOURAGE HOMELESS CAMPS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/6/15
 
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS NOW LEGAL IN OREGON. THIS WILL BE REGULATED BY THE OLCC. MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS REGULATED BY THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT BOTH SHOULD BE REGULATED UNDER ONE ORGANIZATION INSTEAD OF TWO SEPARATE ONES?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/13/15
 
DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS THERE ARE MANY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE TOURISM TO NEWPORT AND LINCOLN CITY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE OUTLYING CITIES OF DEPOE BAY, TOLEDO, WALDPORT AND YACHATS HAVE ENOUGH EVENTS TO PROMOTE TOURISM TO THEIR AREAS.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/20/15
 
OREGON HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN BOATING DEATHS THIS YEAR. ACCORDING TO THE MARINE BOARD MANY OF THOSE DEATHS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF LIFE JACKETS HAD BEEN WORN. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A LAW REQUIRING EVERY BOATER TO WEAR A LIFE JACKET?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 7/27/15
 
THE CONTINUED HOT WEATHER HAS CAUSED DROUGHT CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT OREGON. ODFW HAS REPORTED THAT DUE TO HIGH WATER TEMPERATURES AND LOWER WATER IN STREAMS THAT FISH ARE STRESSED AND IN SOME CASES HAVE DIED. THEY HAVE PUT RESTRICTIONS ON FISHING. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT IS ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE FISH?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/10/15
 
WITH THE HOT TEMPERATURES IN THE VALLEY WE ARE SEEING MORE PEOPLE ON THE COAST. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ON THE BEACHES TO COOL OFF. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO MAKE VISITORS FROM OUT OF THE AREA AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/17/15
 
OREGON STATE PARKS AND THE SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST HAVE BOTH BANNED CAMPFIRES AT THEIR CAMPGROUNDS EAST OF THE COAST. THIS IS DUE TO THE HIGH FIRE DANGER. WE HAVE A HIGH FIRE DANGER HERE ALSO. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE BAN ON CAMPFIRES SHOULD INCLUDE THE COASTAL AREAS AND BEACHES AS WELL.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 8/24/15

MANY PEOPLE ARE BUYING SECOND HOMES ON THE COAST AND USING THEM AS VACATION RENTALS TO HELP PAY THEM OFF. VACATION RENTAL DWELLINGS OR VRD’s REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION FOR EVERY CITY IN LINCOLN COUNTY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT ALL VRD REGULATIONS SHOULD INSTEAD BE DONE BY THE STATE?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3RD

ACCORDING TO ODOT THERE ARE MORE DRIVERS OUT ON THE ROADS NOW THAN THERE HAS BEEN IN SEVERAL YEARS. THIS ALSO MEANS THAT THERE HAS BEEN MORE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. AS WE HEAD INTO LABOR DAY WEEKEND MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO PROMOTE SAFE DRIVING?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 9/7/15

THE STATE IS DOING WELL WITH THE LATEST ECONOMIC FORECAST. THIS HAS TRIGGERED A KICKER THAT WAS APPROVED BY VOTERS. THE LEGISLATURE HAS SAID THAT THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE KICKER TO GO TO SCHOOLS AND OTHER STATE PROGRAMS MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT THE STATE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO KEEP IT?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 9/14/15

THE CITY OF NEWPORT IS CONSIDERING SPENDING MONEY TO PUT IN EQUIPMENT AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT THAT WOULD ALLOW PUTTING FLUORIDE BACK IN THE WATER. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS NECESSARY?

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Newport should definitely not add fluoride to the water. It is a horrible idea. We have it in our toothpaste, and that is enough. It is also very hard on the liver and some people have health issues that would make it a problem. 
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ACCORDING TO STATE TESTS 75% OF LINCOLN COUNTY STUDENTS SCORED BELOW THE 85 PERCENTILE FOR THE STATE. ACCORDING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT THE DISTRICT IS PUTTING PROGRAMS IN PLACE TO CHANGE THIS SITUATION AND SET A GOAL FOR ALL LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOLS TO BE AT OR ABOVE STATE AVERAGE IN THREE YEARS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT IS POSSIBLE TO DO IN A THREE YEAR TIME FRAME.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 9/28/15

THE STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER REPORTED THAT MINIMUM WAGE WAS GOING TO STAY THE SAME AT $9.25 AN HOUR FOR 2016. HE ALSO NOTED THAT MANY AREAS ARE SEEING INCREASED COSTS FOR RENT, FOOD AND CHILD CARE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE MINIMUM WAGE SHOULD INCREASE EVERY YEAR TO KEEP UP WITH LOCAL INFLATION INSTEAD OF WHAT IS HAPPENING NATIONALLY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 10/5/15

LAST WEEK THERE WAS A TRAGIC SHOOTING AT THE UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN ROSEBURG. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING MORE FREQUENTLY WITH MASS SHOOTINGS IN PUBLIC PLACES LIKE SCHOOLS AND MOVIE THEATERS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK STRICTER GUN CONTROL WOULD HELP TO ALLEVIATE THESE SHOOTING INCIDENTS.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 10/12/15

RECENTLY A 14-YEAR OLD WAS SEVERELY INJURED AFTER HE COLLIDED WITH A SCHOOL BUS AFTER FAILING TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN WHILE RIDING HIS SKATEBOARD. MANY KIDS RIDE THEIR SKATEBOARDS IN THE STREETS AND MANY DON’T WEAR HELMETS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO EMPHASIZE SAFETY FOR SKATEBOARDERS WHO ARE RIDING ON THE STREETS.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 10/19/15
 
LINCOLN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS HOLDING INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ON WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THE CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE AND HOW TO BE PREPARED THIS WEEK AND NEXT IN NEWPORT AND LINCOLN CITY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE AS PREPARED AS YOU SHOULD BE FOR A MAJOR EVENT ON THE COAST?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 10/26/15
 
HALLOWEEN IS THIS SATURDAY, WHICH IS A GREAT TIME FOR KIDS AND PARENTS TO DRESS UP AND HAVE FUN. MORE DAY TIME AND COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE PLANNED IN CITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS SAFER FOR KIDS THAN GOING DOOR TO DOOR TO GET CANDY?
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 11/2/15
 
THE STATE HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM DROUGHT CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. IT IS PREDICTED THAT WE WILL GET VERY LITTLE RAIN AND SNOW THIS WINTER DUE TO THE EL-NINO. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK COMMUNITIES SHOULD START CONSERVING WATER NOW BEFORE THERE IS A CRISIS.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 11/9/15
 
THE CITIZENS OF NEWPORT WILL SOON BE VOTING ON IF THE CITY SHOULD SPEND FUNDS TO ONCE AGAIN ADD FLUORIDE TO THE CITIES WATER SYSTEM. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK OTHER CITIES IN LINCOLN COUNTY SHOULD ALSO BE TAKING A LOOK AT ADDING FLUORIDE TO THEIR WATER.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 11/16/15

LINCOLN COUNTY HAS EXPERIENCED SOME FRUSTRATIONS WITH ROAD PROJECTS ON HWY 20 AND HWY 101 THAT HAVE ENCOUNTERED ENGINEERING ISSUES THAT END UP MAKING THE PROJECTS COST MORE MONEY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ODOT HAS DONE A GOOD ENOUGH JOB IN RESEARCHING THE PROJECTS AHEAD OF TIME SO THESE ENGINEERING ISSUES DON’T HAPPEN.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 11/23/15

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COUNTY STUDENTS GO THROUGH TESTING EACH WEEK AND A LONG TEST EACH YEAR CALLED THE COMMON CORE TEST. THESE ARE DESIGNED TO FIND OUT IF STUDENTS ARE LEARNING WHAT THEY ARE EXPECTED. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT ALL THESE TESTS ARE NECESSARY.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 12/14/15
 
DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR MORE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO KEEP THEM GOING. THERE ARE ALSO TAX BENEFITS FOR HELPING NON-PROFITS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO GIVE TO GET A TAX BREAK.
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BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS THERE WILL BE NO MAKING CONTACT QUESTION THE WEEKS OF 12/21 AND 12/28. MAKING CONTACT WILL RETURN 1/4/16
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