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Family maintains hope to find Kyron Horman (1)

April 20, 2014 — 

After nearly four years, it appears friends and family of a missing Portland boy, who gained national attention when he disappeared from his elementary school in 2010, are not giving …

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Crowds flock to annual egg hunt in Roseburg (2)

April 20, 2014 — 

Hundreds of children scrambled for candy and prizes at the annual Brooke Communications Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning at Stewart Park. Volunteers poured 10,000 colorful plastic eggs out for the …

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Douglas County commissioner race/Crowded field hinders frontrunner’s bid for primary win (3)

April 20, 2014 — 

State Rep. Tim Freeman wants to join the Douglas County Board of Commissioners when Joe Laurance retires at the end of the year, but he doesn’t want to be on …

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My ABC Soup: We have to make the choice to trust and let go of control (4)

April 20, 2014 — 

I don’t like uncertainty. I don’t like not knowing. I like to make the plans and be in control. Don’t we all? We have to book our weekends with plans, …

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Guest column: Women’s conference encourages, inspires and changes lives (5)

April 20, 2014 — 

Some may remember the TV show, “Have Gun — Will Travel.” Christa Pitcairn’s mission is “Have Word — Will Travel.” Pitcairn, an associate pastor at Garden Valley Church in Roseburg, …

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Extension Spotlight: Don’t climb every mountain for mole eradication (6)

April 20, 2014 — 

It’s time for our furry friends of the underground to rear their mounds. There are about 30 species of moles and they are not related to voles or shrews, a …

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Easter from a parent's perspective | Moms (7)

April 20, 2014 — 

Since this is Easter Sunday, I thought I would share what Easter means for me as a mom. I was driving home the other day, thinking about the news and …

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Publisher’s Notebook: Does the BLM think cows are more threatening that tree-sitters? (8)

April 20, 2014 — 

My one take-away from the Nevada dust-up between the government and a cantankerous rancher named Clive Bundy was this: Cows and tree-sitters should be treated equally. If we assume that …

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Editor’s Notebook: It’s election time: Get informed, share your opinions (9)

April 20, 2014 — 

You don’t need us to remind you that an election is nearing — you’ve seen the political signs dotting the roadways of Douglas County and beyond. You might like to …

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A story you'll want to read again | Moms (10)

April 19, 2014 — 

It’s hard for someone in our house to tell an uninterrupted story. There are six of us on most occasions and each has their own version, their own highlights and …

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Oregon State Police opens office in Winchester (11)

April 18, 2014 — 

The Oregon State Police’s Roseburg command resumed business Thursday morning after being closed for a week while it moved to a new office in Winchester. The agency’s business office moved …

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DeFazio views Superfund site, Formosa Mine (12)

April 18, 2014 — 

RIDDLE — Polluted water gushed from the Formosa Mine as Rep. Peter DeFazio toured it Thursday afternoon in the rain. The acidic water washes from the mine, 10 miles south …

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Planning commission delays decision on RV park, golf course (13)

April 18, 2014 — 

Fifteen Melrose residents told the Douglas County Planning Commission Thursday that they fear a golf course and RV park would bring too much traffic to their quiet neighborhood. The planning …

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Police log: Theft of professional bongos in Idleyld Park (14)

April 18, 2014 — 

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

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Editorial: Roses & thorns (15)

April 18, 2014 — 

Stellar speller Peter LaLande was calm and confident each time he stepped to the microphone and spelled the word pronounced for him at last Saturday’s Douglas County Spelling Bee. His …

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Weekend’s Best Bets for April 18 - 20 (16)

April 18, 2014 — 

Gaelic Mess — The Douglas County Scottish Society will hold a no-host celtic dinner tonight at 5:45 p.m. in the banquet room of Elmer’s Restaurant, 1450 N.W. Mulholland Drive, Roseburg. …

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House Republican candidates differ on teaching of evolution (17)

April 18, 2014 — 

The two Republicans vying for the Oregon House District 2 seat have similar views on several issues, but differ on others, including whether creationism should be taught in public schools. …

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What makes Good Friday "good" | Moms (18)

April 18, 2014 — 

“Good Friday.” For Mary, the mother of Jesus, that day was anything but good. Just days before, the crowds gathered on the streets to adore her son. “Hosanna!” They yelled! …

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All lanes reopen after crash on Highway 138 West west of Sutherlin (19)

April 18, 2014 — 

A vehicle that left the road, crashed into power lines and went down an embankment briefly closed Highway 138 West at Milepost 17, about 8 miles west of Sutherlin, this …

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From the Pulpit: True spirit of Easter is known to the wise (20)

April 18, 2014 — 

The story is told of a man who invited his best friend to attend church with him on Easter. The friend did not usually go to church, but since it …

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