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Even as a Roseburg police officer’s temporary assignment to patrol downtown Roseburg will end this month, officer Justin Wesie hopes that he’s made a difference for business owners who have complained about multiple cases of disorderly behavior.

About 3,300 acres are burning in the Falcon Complex of the Umpqua National Forest, and 20 percent of the fires are contained.

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.

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Back-to-school season is here! With it comes a list of things for parents and kids to do before the first day of class.

GLIDE — About 200 people attended a community meeting in Glide on Tuesday night to listen to fire officials talk about the Umpqua North Complex fires, and to give residents of the area a chance to ask questions about the progress, evacuations, road closures and other topics.

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SUTHERLIN — The Sutherlin Bulldogs will be hosting a junior varsity/varsity football jamboree from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the high school.

The News-Review is reminding high school and college coaches to call in the results and statistics of their competitions.

GLIDE — Glide High School is hosting a kids volleyball camp for third through eight graders from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the high school.

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Owners of EZ Thai Restaurant in Coos Bay expanded their reach to Roseburg this summer to bring authentic Thai food to the area. Seven Thai Restaurant opened June 20, and according to the chef, business has started off well.

The Oregon Department of Transportation expects 1 million people from out of state to travel into the zone where they can see the moon completely block the sun Aug. 21, including to such cities as Newport, Salem, Corvallis, Madras and John Day. Many will be driving up Interstate 5 from Calif…

SUTHERLIN — In the late summer days when juicy blackberries are ripe, Sutherlin once again became the place where visitors could enjoy a party of food, cars and community during the annual Sutherlin Blackberry Festival in Central Park.

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Carl Smith, age 92, of Roseburg, OR, passed away on Wednesday,…

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I simply wanted to express my appreciation of a photograph taken by Michael Sullivan of your staff. This is the photograph of the Cliff Hanger he took at the Douglas County Fair. The picture is one of the best I have seen anywhere. It is beautifully composed, conveys an extraordinary sense o…

Recent events in Charlottesville, Va., have brought to focus the irrational thinking of those who consider themselves to be “progressive” and tolerant as opposed to the rest of Americans, especially conservatives.

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While in the dressing room of a clothing store, I couldn’t help but overhear a mom, grandma and child in the room next to me. They were doing their annual back-to-school shopping.