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Thanks to a donation of almost 7,000 diapers, struggling families served by the Family Development Center in Roseburg will have a supply of diapers for their young children.

Up2UsNow Child Abuse Prevention is hosting a Challenge of the Heroes event Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in several restaurants around the county to thank local heroes from the National Guard, law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs and veterans for all they do.

SUTHERLIN — Representatives of the Sutherlin business community met Tuesday evening at the Sutherlin Community Center to discuss the possibility of asking owners to register their businesses with the City of Sutherlin.

It didn’t take long for the weather to make a quick turn from the hot, dry summer conditions, to wet and cool conditions just before the official start of fall.

On Talking Health on News Radio 1240 KQEN, Trina McLure-Gwaltney, Healthy Kids Outreach Program manager, and Mandy Hatfield, OSU Extension Service SNAP-Ed program manager, talked about some new programs that are starting in the Douglas County schools this year to get kids eating healthier.

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EUGENE — The No. 8 Oregon volleyball team opened Pac-12 play in dominating fashion Tuesday, sweeping Oregon State, 25-14, 25-23, 25-19, before 1,909 fans in Matthew Knight Arena.

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Douglas County rose from 5 percent in July to 5.3 percent in August, below the August 2016 rate of 6.5 percent. Meanwhile, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent and the U.S. rate was 4.4 percent.

SUTHERLIN — Representatives of the Sutherlin business community met Tuesday evening at the Sutherlin Community Center to discuss the possibility of asking owners to register their businesses with the City of Sutherlin.

Nearly two dozen artists who woke up at dawn Friday to paint at Doc Bailey’s Farm during Umpqua Plein Air were not disappointed. The early morning light provided perfect illumination for several different landscape options for artists working in different mediums during the annual three-day …

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  • Mike Winters Think About It

We’ve been in the smoke of forest fires for more than a month. I’ve been in Douglas County since 1965 and have never seen prolonged smoke or fires hang on for this long.

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As the school year begins anew, lice often becomes a subject of conversation among concerned parents. In certain areas, such as in classrooms and locker rooms, lice easily can be transferred from person to person. Understanding this common foe can help students avoid it and parents recognize…