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Advisory panel recommends that Oregon switch to federal exchange (1)

April 24, 2014 — 

PORTLAND (AP) — After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon’s botched online health exchange, an advisory panel recommended today that the state drop its trouble-plagued online health …

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Wanted felon escapes capture near Roseburg (2)

April 24, 2014 — 

Oregon State Police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to find a Sutherlin man described by police as a dangerous and wanted felon who avoided …

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Roseburg Italian restaurant offers cooking courses (3)

April 24, 2014 — 

In cooking, as in life, it helps to have a mentor. Even if you’re self-taught. Just like finding the right ingredients, autodidact gourmand Debbie DeNino has gathered instruction where she …

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New member joins Lookingglass fire board still in turmoil (4)

April 24, 2014 — 

Costco supervisor Robert Nobriga Jr. became the latest Wednesday in a long chain of volunteers to join the Lookingglass Rural Fire District Board. The panel has been in turmoil the …

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Roseburg police arrest fugitive at high school (5)

April 24, 2014 — 

A California man was arrested Wednesday morning at Roseburg High School after police said they found a stun gun, duct tape and a BB revolver in the man’s vehicle. Roseburg …

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Police Log: Aggressive dog traps man in Roseburg (6)

April 24, 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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Forest Service cancels Loafer Timber Sale; conservation groups celebrate (7)

April 24, 2014 — 

Conservation groups are taking credit for forcing the U.S. Forest Service to back down and cancel an 835-acre timber sale in the Umpqua National Forest about 50 miles east of …

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Guest Column: LEED’s restrictions on ‘green’ building could hurt Douglas County’s economy (8)

April 24, 2014 — 

Douglas County is one of Oregon’s most timber-dependent regions. Government policies that limit the use of wood in timber markets disproportionately hurt areas like ours. Legislators at all levels of …

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Editorial: Slice of cooperation could drive course, park forward (9)

April 24, 2014 — 

People in quiet neighborhoods naturally like to keep it that way. Enjoying rural life is one reason we all don’t live in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. So it’s …

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Historic Oakland home gets a lift (10)

April 24, 2014 — 

OAKLAND — Diane and Tom Brunkow can’t wait to sit on their historic porch on lazy summer afternoons and watch kids ride by on skateboards. The couple own one of …

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Hayden, Williams vie for Oregon House District 2 race (11)

April 24, 2014 — 

A former Cottage Grove mayor and city councilor says he has the political experience to be the next Oregon House District 7 representative. His opponent has never held public office, …

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Teen victim defiant, sex offender tearful at sentencing in Douglas County (12)

April 24, 2014 — 

A sex abuse victim spoke at her abuser’s sentencing Wednesday only after she heard others in the courtroom scoffing at the severity of her emotional trauma. “It’s really pathetic that …

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What your purse can say about your life | Moms (13)

April 24, 2014 — 

Last week I was forced to go buy a new purse. I say forced because purse shopping is one of my least favorite things to do. That’s probably because I …

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Green couple arrested after methamphetamine detected in toddler (14)

April 23, 2014 — 

A 2-year-old girl was brought into Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with methamphetamine in her system late Tuesday, and two people are in jail on suspicion of child neglect. Michelle …

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Guest Column: We need to wage an all-out campaign to stop child abuse (15)

April 23, 2014 — 

When a child suffers abuse, she stands alone and afraid — isolated from everyone — misunderstood and angry. The road to healing is difficult. It takes a kind of courage …

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Police log: Boys hitting rocks with baseball bats at cars in Glide (16)

April 23, 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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Roseburg police arrest battling brothers (17)

April 23, 2014 — 

Brothers who police say inflicted injuries on each other during two fights in the same day were arrested early Tuesday. Anthony Allen Rodriguez, 43, of Roseburg lost some teeth in …

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Six months after double homicide, family raises money to catch killer (18)

April 23, 2014 — 

Relatives of a man shot and killed along with his daughter in Winchester six months ago say they hope a growing reward fund will motivate tipsters. Michael Tellone, 47, of …

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Reward increased in Melrose fawn shooting (19)

April 23, 2014 — 

The reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who killed a fawn last month in the Melrose area has been increased by more than tenfold. Oregon State …

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Vecchios say vegan diet improves health (20)

April 23, 2014 — 

In 2010, Winston residents Richard and Susan Vecchio were already eating a diet most would consider healthy. They avoided junk food and consumed mostly lean meats and vegetables. They also …

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