The economics of volunteerism: Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part V

Volunteers discuss the ins, outs, pros and challenges of philanthropy in Siuslaw

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Time to step up — Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part IV

‘People need jobs; jobs need people. And people need a place to live’

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How we got here — Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part III

Florence is still reeling from the 2008 recession, which contributes to current rental crisis

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State of housing - Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part II

Nov. 22, 2017 — City of Florence details current struggles, future plans for housing and services

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SOS - Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part I

Siuslaw Outreach Services shows how the housing, employment crisis in the Siuslaw Region has reached a tipping point

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‘Do we really want to be a city?’ Parts I and II

Oct. 28, 2017 — Dunes City’s marijuana debate raises questions of the city’s issues, future

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Beyond labels — Part II

Siuslaw region’s diverse LGBTQ members discuss community, ‘normality’

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Beyond labels — Part I

Is the day of LGBTQ activism over?

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Millennials in Siuslaw — Part III

Oct. 7, 2017 — Millennials search for "hang out" space to meet friends, make relationships

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Millennials in Siuslaw — Part II

Oct. 4, 2017 — The unique struggles of this cohort

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Millennials in Siuslaw — Part 1

Sept. 30, 2017 — How do millennials fit into Florence's landscape?

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A dream that won’t be deferred — Part II

Sept. 16, 2017 — The national debate on DACA hits close to home, even in Florence

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A dream that won’t be deferred - Part I

Sept. 13, 2017 — DACA debate involves multiple viewpoints, even locally

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Port of Siuslaw fires Steven Leskin: Parts I and II

Aug. 9, 2017 — The Port Commission’s justification for Leskin’s termination comes from what it says has been a tense relationship that crippled the port committee for the past year.

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Are the kids still alright? Part III

Aug. 30, 2017 — Community, Healthy Directions seek to curb teen drinking in Florence

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Are the kids still alright? Part II

Aug. 26, 2017 — This is the second in a three-part series examining teen alcohol use in Florence.

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Are the kids alright? Part I

A 2015 study conducted by the Center for Disease Control found that 33 percent of youth drank alcohol. In the Siuslaw region, that number is even higher.

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Labels highlight complex topic of ‘Helping’: Part II

July 5, 2017 — Debate continues regarding Helping Hands Coalition and a prominent location on Highway 101 in Florence

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Issues with ‘Helping’ complicated: Part I

July 1, 2017 — People for and against Helping Hands' new location speak out

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Desire for Dignity: Part III

(Editor's note: This is the conclusion of a three-part series focusing on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, and the gaps within the ODDA that many fall through when it comes to those who can make the choice to die and those who can't under the current rule

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Desire for Dignity: Part II

(Editor's note: This is Part II of a threepart series on Oregon's Death With Dignity Act that began in our Feb. 15 issue. As part of Siuslaw News' examination of the act, Derek Humphry, author of New York Times Bestseller "Final Exit," spoke with reporter

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Desire for Dignity: Part I

In one of the most famous and enduring dramas ever written, William Shakespeare poses perhaps the fundamental question for each of us, "To be or not to be?" That is the question that Florence resident Bruce Yelle asks himself on a regular basis.

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