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Another year of fun filled snarky news commentary and analysis is almost over and this December marks the second consecutive month that MGx has reached over 20,000 global visitors. Most visitors are from the US and 1% are classified as "addicts" and 35% as "regulars" by Quantcast. Almost 450 regulars are Oregon residents from Portland to Salem to Ashland to Brookings.
The advertising you see on MGx barely covers the cost of maintaining the website and its associated services and pays nothing towards the time and effort involved to research and report on important local issues. If each regular reader just contributed $6 this Christmas season it would pay 50% of the emergency room medical bills for my fifteen year-old daughter this year.
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Next week will be the second to last commission meeting of the current board and you can read the agenda at the Coos County webiste. Next week’s agenda is light although we won’t know about late agenda items until the last minute. The final meeting will be held on the 18th and according to courthouse sources, neither Fred Messerle nor Cam Parry are spending much time at work and Meserle is leaving for the holidays on the 19th so it would seem both are just counting the time between now and New Year’s Eve.
Let’s throw a party on the 18th to thank them for collecting a paycheck and to send them along!