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Douglas County libraries face uncertain future


If approved by the Senate, it will give $180 million annually to 33 Oregon counties over two years ...
Now, it’s open 24 hours per week, which is same number of hours as the Reedsport, Sutherlin, Myrtle Creek and Winston branches. The libraries in ...

Area Roundup: Simpson softball sweeps Vanguard


Redding Christian (10-0) plays Reedsport, Oregon, at 9 a.m. Friday in the tournament. U-Prep 3, Hoopa 2 Chris Huebner was the winning pitcher, throwing a three-hitter and giving up two earned runs with 10 strikeouts. Trevor Harder was 2 for 4 with an RBI ...

Oregon's coast is cycling heaven, except for one leg


For more information on the Oregon Coast Bike Route ...
the Umpqua State Park Lighthouse just south of Reedsport. All of it is along this popular cycling route, most of which is very bike-friendly. Signs posted by the state along the way make it easy ...

On the watch for whales


About 20,000 gray whales pass by the Oregon Coast beginning in early March on their way ...
visit the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park (in Reedsport); the Sea Lion Caves turnout north of Florence on Highway 101; the Cook’s Chasm turnout and the Cape Perpetua ...

Reedsport man sentenced to 6 years in prison for role in deadly brawl


ROSEBURG -- A Reedsport man who fatally stabbed a man during a brawl was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. The Roseburg News-Review reports that Michael Lee Corrie was found not guilty of murder at his January trial, but was convicted of second ...

Reedsport man sentenced to 6 years in deadly brawl


ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A Reedsport man who fatally stabbed a man during a brawl was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://is.gd/2HDwt0) that Michael Lee Corrie was found not guilty of murder at his January trial ...

Reedsport man sentenced to 6 years in deadly brawl


Rick Estes anchored his guide boat near the Oregon shore of the Columbia River and four anglers let out their lines into the water, hoping to land a spring chinook. Estes’ 25-foot-long jet sled was the only boat in the area one evening this week.

Reedsport man sentenced to 6 years in prison for killing man during brawl


ROSEBURG, Oregon — A Reedsport man who fatally stabbed a man during a brawl was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://is.gd/2HDwt0) that Michael Lee Corrie was found not guilty of murder at his January trial ...

Obituary: Forrest Hunter


Survivors include his wife, Marsha Hunter of Castella; sons: Troy Hunter of Shelly, Idaho, and Glenn Hix of Gridley; daughters: Shelia VanDyk of Reedsport, Oregon, Conra Hunter of Boise, Idaho and Deidra Perry of Gridley; brothers: Wally Hunter of Yuma ...

Reedsport girls earn All Star berth


COOS BAY — At the Big Mike South Coast All Stars, a couple of Reedsport girls were able to play with and against with the best Southwestern Oregon has to offer. Braves Blair Tymchuk and Emily Hutchison made the squad, playing on opposing teams ...

5 Announcements - press release


1) 63rd Annual Lions Club Easter-Egg Hunt2) CANCELLED!!! Easter Sunrise Service at Methodist Church3) Day of the Condor4) Church of God Easter service and breakfast5) First Friday . . . Art is f…

The Work Shall Go Forward from Reedsport to Springfield


Well, this week was that time again for the life of a missionary; transfer week! As Elder Harper and I nervously waited having spent 3 transfers together for the call to find out whereabouts our Lord…

From Coast…to Coast?


Hello There! How are you this awesome week? Transfers are so crazy stressful for me. It’s interesting because I just have a difficult time moving around and such with only a few days to get ready for…

The Life and Times of a Bona Fide Slacker – Part 2


Up until the age of 14 I never really thought about the characters in the war movies and action flicks who get shot, make a face, maybe grunt or groan a little and then continue to kick ass on the bad…

ACONITE (Book One in the Elekita Series ) ~BY~ CHRISTINE ALVAREZ


My Review. Let me start out by say Amazing job on your debut Novel you hit a home run. Alexis Davis life was spiraling out of control and all she knew for certain is she didnt wanna be like her mothe…

4 Announcements - press release


1) Art Academy Classes2) South Coast Organic Growers' 2nd organizational/planning meeting3) Easter Week Services in Reedsport4) Braves' Dinner and Auction   PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATI…

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5 Announcements - press release


1) Beach Clean-up and Glass Float "Give-Away"2) South Coast Folk Society Happenings3) Prophetic Minister to be at Foursquare Church4) Showing of "Taking My Parents to Burning Man" 5) Free Agricu…

10 Announcements - press release


1) Wine Tasting with Rivers Edge Vineyard of Elkton2) Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Concert 3) Spaghetti Feast4) Breakfast Feast5) Umpqua Valley Audubon Field Trips 6) What's Happening at ECEC7) …

Disciples In The Digital Age


Hello There! How are you doing this wonderful day! I hope that you had a fabulous week! Ours was certainly adventurous. This week was pretty amazing with the Mission Wide Conference we had down in R…




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In REEDSPORT OREGON: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]



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The importance of local education funding in REEDSPORT OREGON

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day in REEDSPORT OREGON

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the people eligible for EITC fluctuate each year based on changes to their marital, parental and financial status. All across the United States, local officials and community organizations are holding events highlighting this key benefit.

“About four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit they earned. That leaves millions missing EITC every year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It’s an important credit and one of the government’s best tools to fight poverty.”

Last year, almost 28 million eligible workers and families received $66 billion total in EITC, with an average EITC amount of $2,400.

The IRS website is a valuable first stop to help taxpayers get it right this filing season, from information on claiming the EITC, to learning about the Affordable Care Act (known as the health care law), to finding free tax help. The IRS encourages everyone to use the EITC Assistant on IRS.gov/eitc, an interactive tool to find out if they are eligible for the credit. The IRS website also provides helpful information on the health care law and how it may affect tax returns at IRS.gov/aca. There is also an interactive tool that helps individuals determine if they are eligible for the premium tax credit. And qualified taxpayers may also find a free tax return preparation site on IRS.gov/vita.

The amount of EITC varies depending on income, family size and filing status. Those who work for someone else or those who run a business or farm and who earned $52,427 or less during 2014 could receive larger refunds if they qualify for the EITC. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children.

The EITC is refundable. This means those eligible may get a refund from the IRS even if they owe no tax or had no taxes withheld from their paycheck.

Workers potentially eligible to claim the credit should visit IRS.gov/eitc to learn if they qualify, how to claim the credit and more. The EITC Assistant will also determine their filing status, if they have a qualifying child or children and estimate the amount of the EITC they could get. If an individual doesn’t qualify for EITC, the Assistant explains why and a summary of the results can be printed.

Get the Credit — How to Claim the EITC

To get the EITC, workers must file a tax return, even if they are not legally required to file, and specifically claim the credit. Free tax help is available to those eligible for the EITC:

The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the people eligible for EITC fluctuate each year based on changes to their marital, parental and financial status. All across the United States, local officials and community organizations are holding events highlighting this key benefit.

“About four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit they earned. That leaves millions missing EITC every year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It’s an important credit and one of the government’s best tools to fight poverty.”

Last year, almost 28 million eligible workers and families received $66 billion total in EITC, with an average EITC amount of $2,400.

The IRS website is a valuable first stop to help taxpayers get it right this filing season, from information on claiming the EITC, to learning about the Affordable Care Act (known as the health care law), to finding free tax help. The IRS encourages everyone to use the EITC Assistant on IRS.gov/eitc, an interactive tool to find out if they are eligible for the credit. The IRS website also provides helpful information on the health care law and how it may affect tax returns at IRS.gov/aca. There is also an interactive tool that helps individuals determine if they are eligible for the premium tax credit. And qualified taxpayers may also find a free tax return preparation site on IRS.gov/vita.

The amount of EITC varies depending on income, family size and filing status. Those who work for someone else or those who run a business or farm and who earned $52,427 or less during 2014 could receive larger refunds if they qualify for the EITC. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children.

The EITC is refundable. This means those eligible may get a refund from the IRS even if they owe no tax or had no taxes withheld from their paycheck.

Workers potentially eligible to claim the credit should visit IRS.gov/eitc to learn if they qualify, how to claim the credit and more. The EITC Assistant will also determine their filing status, if they have a qualifying child or children and estimate the amount of the EITC they could get. If an individual doesn’t qualify for EITC, the Assistant explains why and a summary of the results can be printed.

Get the Credit — How to Claim the EITC

To get the EITC, workers must file a tax return, even if they are not legally required to file, and specifically claim the credit. Free tax help is available to those eligible for the EITC:

  • Free File on IRS.gov. Free brand-name tax software walks people through a question and answer format to help them prepare their returns and claim every credit and deduction for which they are eligible. Free File also provides online versions of IRS paper forms, an option called Free File Fillable Forms which is best suited for taxpayers comfortable preparing their own returns.

  • Free tax preparation sites. EITC-eligible workers can seek free tax preparation at thousands of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites. Taxpayers can locate the nearest site using a search tool on IRS.gov or through the IRS2go smartphone application.

    It is important for taxpayers to bring along all the required documents and information to make sure they get the EITC they deserve. Also, those who bought coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, from their Marketplace in early February. It’s important to also bring the Form 1095-A to the volunteer site. Any taxpayer who does not receive it by early February should contact their Marketplace, not the IRS. The IRS will not have access to the information on the form.

Like last year, the IRS expects to issue more than nine out of 10 refunds within 21 days. The IRS reminds taxpayers that the fastest way to get a refund is to e-file their tax return and choose direct deposit. It takes longer to process paper returns. Because of budget cuts resulting in a smaller staff, it will likely take an additional week or more to process paper returns, meaning that those refunds are expected to be issued in seven weeks or more. Taxpayers can track the status of their refund with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov or on IRS2go.

Similar Benefits Available Through the Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act requires that a taxpayer and each member of his or her family have qualifying health insurance coverage for each month of the year, qualify for an exemption from the coverage requirement, or make an individual shared responsibility payment when filing a federal income tax return.

Premium Tax Credits: If taxpayers bought coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, they should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement from their Marketplace by early February. They should save this form because it has important information needed to complete their tax returns. 

If a taxpayer is expecting to receive Form 1095-A and has not received it by early February, they should contact the Marketplace where the coverage was purchased. Due to the fact that the IRS does not have this information, it is recommended that taxpayers contact the appropriate marketplace.

Anyone who benefited from advance payments of the premium tax credit must file a federal income tax return. The taxpayer will need to reconcile those advance payments with the amount of premium tax credit they’re entitled to based on actual income. As a result, some people may see a smaller or larger tax refund or tax liability than they were expecting. When filing their return, taxpayers will use IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC), to calculate the premium tax credit and reconcile the credit with any advance payments.

Reporting requirements: Most taxpayers will simply check a box on their tax return to indicate that each member of their family had qualifying health coverage for the whole year. No further action is required. Qualifying health insurance coverage includes coverage under most, but not all, types of health care coverage plans. Taxpayers can use the chart on IRS.gov/aca to find out if their insurance counts as qualifying coverage.  

Exemptions: A taxpayer may be eligible to claim an exemption from the requirement to have coverage. If eligible for an exemption, the taxpayer will need to complete the new IRS Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions and attach it to their return. The individual must apply for some exemptions through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  However, most of the exemptions are easily obtained from the IRS when filing a tax return.  

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment: If an individual does not have qualifying coverage or an exemption for each month of the year, they will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment when filing their return for choosing not to purchase coverage. Examples and information about figuring the payment are available on the IRS Calculating the Payment page. More information about the Affordable Care Act and the 2014 income tax return is available at IRS.gov/aca.

Get It Right

Taxpayers are responsible for the accuracy of their tax return even if someone else preparers it for them. The rules for EITC are complicated. The IRS urges taxpayers to seek help if they are unsure of their eligibility, whether from a paid tax professional or at a free tax return preparation site. Deliberate errors can have lasting impact on future eligibility to claim EITC and leave taxpayers with a penalty.

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