The Umpqua region, with a focus on Roseburg, will be one of the three new demonstration communities in Oregon for the Blue Zones Project, a program meant to help residents improve their health and well being.

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Douglas County added a total of 720 jobs over the year ending in March, at a 2 percent annual growth rate. Of those, the private sector accounted for 710 jobs, which Annette Shelton-Tiderman, regional economist, said is nice to see.

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