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 MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/2/17

 
CRAB FISHERMEN UP AND DOWN THE OREGON COAST ARE CURRENTLY ON STRIKE. THE FISHERMEN AND PROCESSORS ARE NOT ABLE TO AGREE ON A PRICE. THE OPENING OF THE SOUTH COAST OFFERED $3 A POUND. NOW THAT THE REST OF THE COAST IS OPEN THE PROCESSORS SAY THEY WILL ONLY PAY $2.75. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT THE PRICE SHOULD REMAIN THE SAME AS WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY OFFERED. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/9/17
 
THERE WAS ANOTHER DEATH SOUTH OF YACHATS WHERE SOMEONE WAS SWEPT OFF THE ROCKS AT THORS WELL. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING MORE FREQUENTLY. THERE ARE SIGNS POSTED BUT THEY ARE OFTEN IGNORED. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE STRICTER PENALTIES FOR IGNORING SAFETY SIGNS. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/16/17
 
THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS WE HAVE SEEN SOME VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ON THE COAST AND WILLAMETTE VALLEY. THIS WEEK IS CALLING FOR MORE RAIN AND WIND. THIS CAN CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU ARE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER DRIVING. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/23/17
 
LINCOLN COUNTY AND THE STATE ARE IN THE HEART OF FLU SEASON. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL REPORTS OF THE FLU THIS YEAR, WHICH CAN BE MINIMIZED OR ELIMINATED WITH A FLU SHOT. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK GETTING A FLU SHOT IS HELPFUL IN KEEPING YOU FROM GETTING SICK.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 1/30/17
 
LINCOLN COUNTY IS IN A HOMELESS CRISES. MANY MINIMUM WAGE FAMILIES ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE LACK OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS ALSO CAUSING A PROBLEM FOR MUNICIPALITIES, HOSPITALS AND THE SCHOOLS TO RECRUIT EMPLOYEES. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THAT TINY HOUSES ARE A SOLUTION. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/6/17
 
MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE THROUGH THE OREGON HEALTH PLAN OR HAVE COVERAGE THROUGH HEALTH CARE DOT GOV ARE UNSURE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THEIR INSURANCE UNDER THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SHOULD CONTINUE.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/13/17
 
WE HAVE SEEN HIGH LEVELS OF DOMOIC ACID IN CRAB AND SHELLFISH THIS LAST YEAR. THIS HAS CAUSED THE CRAB FISHERY TO START LATE AND HAS AFFECTED THE RECREATIONAL CRABBING AND CLAMMING. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THE PROBLEM OF DOMOIC ACID IS GOING TO CONTINUE CAUSING PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/20/17
 
THE HEAVY RAINFALL WE HAD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY IT CAUSED SEWAGE OVERFLOWS IN NEWPORT AND LINCOLN CITY. THIS CAUSED RAW SEWAGE TO GO IN THE STREAMS AND ON BEACHES OUT TO THE OCEAN. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM BACTERIA ON THE BEACHES.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 2/27/17
 
THE WINTER STORMS BRING IN A LOT OF DEBRIS TO OUR BEACHES. WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME VERY HIGH TIDES THIS WINTER. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK MORE EFFORTS NEED TO BE MADE TO KEEP THE BEACHES CLEAN DURING THE STORMY WINTER MONTHS
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/6/17
 
MANY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RELY ON VOLUNTEERS. IT HAS ALSO BEEN SHOWN TO BE A GREAT WAY FOR SENIORS TO STAY ACTIVE AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED IN THEIR COMMUNITY. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK VOLUNTEER HOURS SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED AND ARE ON STATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/13/17
 
THE LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS IDENTIFIED CLOSE TO 800 STUDENTS AS HOMELESS. THESE ARE STUDENTS WHO ARE COUCH SURFING, LIVING IN MOTELS AND SOME ARE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE DONE TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF HOMELESS YOUTH IN LINCOLN COUNTY. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/20/17
 
MANY FOLKS WILL BE HEADING TO THE BEACHES AND OUR COASTAL AREA FOR SPRING BREAK. MANY FROM OUT OF THE AREA MAY NOT KNOW HOW DANGEROUS THE ROCKY AREAS ARE CLOSE TO THE OCEAN. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO BRING AWARENESS OF SNEAKER WAVES AND OCEAN AND BEACH SAFETY. 
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 3/27/17
 
THE BUDGET BEING PROPOSED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS FOR A 17% CUT TO THE NOAA BUDGET. THIS WOULD MEAN THE ELIMINATION OF THE SEA GRANT PROGRAM. IN LINCOLN COUNTY THAT WOULD MEAN SEVERAL GOOD PAYING FAMILY WAGE JOBS WOULD BE ELIMINATED. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THESE CUTS WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO OUR COASTAL AREA.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/3/17
 
STARTING IN THE SPRING AS THE WEATHER STARTS TO CHANGE WE SEE AN INCREASE IN PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC. POLICE AGENCIES RECEIVE GRANTS FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS FOR DRIVERS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD ALSO BE AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS SET UP FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/10/17
 
THE "KEEP OUR POOL OPEN" COMMITTEE IN TOLEDO IS ENCOURAGING PASSAGE OF A BALLOT MEASURE THAT WOULD ESTABLISH FUNDING FOR THE POOL. WITH THE POOL NOW OPEN IN NEWPORT MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK HAVING A TOLEDO POOL IS NECESSARY.
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/17/17
 
MEASURE 21-177 ADDRESSES THE CONCERNS MADE BY MANY WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SPRAYING OF PESTICIDES AND IT'S AFFECTS ON HEALTH. HOWEVER THOSE OPPOSED TO THE MEASURE SAY IT IS NOT WRITTEN WELL AND WILL COST JOBS. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS A GOOD SOLUTION TO THE PESTICIDE SPRAY PROBLEMS.  
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MAKING CONTACT QUESTION FOR THE WEEK OF 4/24/17
 
APRIL HAS BEEN DETERMINED AS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH. ACCORDING TO EXPERTS THERE ARE MORE CRASHES INVOLVING DISTRACTED DRIVING AND CELL PHONE USE. MAKING CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW IF YOU THINK CAMERAS SHOULD BE SET UP THAT PHOTOGRAPH DRIVERS AND IF USING THEIR CELL PHONE SHOULD RECEIVE A TICKET IN THE MAIL.
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