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FBI investigates bomb threat hoax

NEWPORT — Following the false bomb threat made on Newport High School on Tuesday, authorities are still investigating and Superintendent Karen Gray announced that district has been informed that the FBI is now involved in investigating the hoax. There have been several recent bomb threats to different schools around Oregon, but on the topic of this threat being connected to others, School Resource Officer Thomas Lekas said, “We have not confirmed that yet.”

Rick Bartow remembered

Newport artist Rick Bartow will be the central character of a new play, coming to the Newport Performing Arts Center on Dec. 14. The show is not a biographical piece by any means, but rather a tribute to Bartow’s artistic genius in the form of a fictional story. The play portrays an impossible meeting of Bartow and three of the authors he drew in the now traveling exhibit — A.E. Houseman, Emily Dickinson and Bertolt Brecht — after they leap from the page and into his studio.

Aquarium plans for new rehabilitation center

NEWPORT — The Oregon Coast Aquarium has announced a fundraising campaign to build a new sea otter holding facility, but that’s only the first step in their plans for a new rehabilitation facility. A more comprehensive Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is just part of the aquarium’s $12.5 million plan for improvements, but the sea otter holding area is an important place to start for the endangered species which hasn’t lived off of the Oregon coast in over a century.
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