Restoring pride: Coos County residents want to make a better first impression

Charles Buki wasn’t in Coos County to placate its residents.

“You need to get your shit together,” he told a banquet room full of locals at their highly-anticipated housing summit on April 26.

The Virginia-based consultant and his business partner, Thomas Eddington, had just spent the previous hour explaining to the audience that Coos County’s housing crisis hinged, in part, on the community’s overall attitude.

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“I don’t know what happened, but somewhere in the last 40 years, you stopped having pride,” Buki said as more at

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