The discovery of threatened marbled murrelet seabirds dropped the value of three tracts of forest land in Coos County from $22.1 million to $3.6 million since they can no longer be logged.
Voters in Curry, Polk and Columbia counties rejected property tax increases to fund public safety and jails.
Federal fisheries managers cut the upcoming West Coast sardine harvest by two-thirds out of concern the fish population is significantly dwindling due to climatic conditions.
Seaside is seeking funding for the relocation of the South County Community Food Bank.
Three buildings in downtown Coos Bay have begun to droop, coming to the attention of city engineers.