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My ABC Soup: Life with perseverence over Death with Dignity (1)

October 19, 2014 — 

Last week Douglas County Moms blogger Marla Smart wrote about cancer patient Brittany Maynard and her choice to die via doctor-prescribed pills, better known as the Death with Dignity Act …

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Submit your election letters by Oct. 24 (2)

October 19, 2014 — 

Submit your election letters The News-Review welcomes letters regarding candidates and measures on the Nov. 4 ballot. Our goal is to publish every letter we receive that fits our guidelines …

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Editorial: Both candidates for Roseburg mayor up to the job (3)

October 19, 2014 — 

Every city should have such a problem: Two candidates for mayor who are well qualified for the office and eager to serve their city. For the second consecutive Roseburg mayoral …

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Truth of Youth: Should cities tax marijuana sales? (4)

October 19, 2014 — 

“Medical marijuana can currently be prescribed by a doctor in Oregon. In my opinion, medicinal marijuana should not be taxed. I realize that there are many people falsely claiming they …

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Robinson squares off against DeFazio for third time in 4th Congressional District (5)

October 19, 2014 — 

Republican Art Robinson wants to go to Congress, but he doesn’t want to stay there very long. Robinson makes his third run this November against Democrat Peter DeFazio, a 27-year …

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Glide Fire Association’s annual barbecue gets crafty (6)

October 19, 2014 — 

GLIDE — Her rabbits are everywhere: flying around the spinning wheel, woven into scarves, and sitting motionless in a plastic box at her feet. Well, their fur is anyway. Barbara …

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Sutherlin mayor’s leadership style challenged (7)

October 19, 2014 — 

SUTHERLIN — Four years after defeating the father, Denny Cameron is out to beat the son, but this time he has a record as mayor to defend. Cameron is in …

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Sumatran Tigers arrive at Wildlife Safari (8)

October 19, 2014 — 

WINSTON — The large, rust-colored cat balances on the edge of a wooden platform. Her tail flicks as her golden eyes watch her napping sister five feet below. With a …

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Small Business: Entrepreneurship gradually moving across the country (9)

October 19, 2014 — 

Entrepreneurship is moving its way across our country and community colleges are leading the challenge to get students and budding entrepreneurs the information they need to develop, start and manage …

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On Biz: Longtime Roseburg plumber drained, sells and retires (10)

October 19, 2014 — 

Pat and Rosemarie Rokus recently retired for a second time, and they don’t plan to return to work this time. The longtime owners of Rokus Plumbing and Heating in Roseburg …

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Nonagenarians find love at 70th class reunion (11)

October 18, 2014 — 

Growing up in a small California town during the Depression, George Burson and Bette Hawk lived on opposite sides of the tracks. His family owned an orange orchard; hers sold …

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Ask a Master Gardener: Spring flowering bulbs and a garden weed (12)

October 18, 2014 — 

Q. What is the best time to plant bulbs for spring blooms? A. The best time to plant spring flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils, is from October to …

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Extension Spotlight: Gardening with biochar (13)

October 18, 2014 — 

While working in Brazil during the 1980s, I often heard about “Terra Preta” (black earth) from local farmers who had worked or traveled in areas of the Amazon Basin. The …

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Guest column: Helping children develop a musical brain (14)

October 18, 2014 — 

A newborn baby’s brain contains tens of billions of brain cells (neurons) and brain connections (synapses). After birth, as the neurons mature, more and more synapses are made, and by …

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From the field: Snapshots from Douglas County school field trips (15)

October 18, 2014 — 

Students from Glide High School’s Fish, Forestry and Wildlife class catch salmon and place them in a tank so scientists can judge the egg maturity of the fish. The class …

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On the Drawing Board: Student Artwork (16)

October 18, 2014 — 

This painting is by seventh-grader Emily Jones of Joseph Lane Middle School in Roseburg. If you would like to submit student artwork or if you have information about school-related events, …

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Friday Douglas County Prep Football Scores (17)

October 17, 2014 — 

Class 6A SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE Grants Pass 47, Roseburg 15 Class 4A FAR WEST LEAGUE Marshfield 21, South Umpqua 20 SKY-EM LEAGUE Sweet Home 40, Sutherlin 22 Class 3A MOUNTAIN VALLEY …

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Pig on the loose on Tyee Road near Oakland (18)

October 17, 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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Six candidates compete for Canyonville council elections (19)

October 17, 2014 — 

CANYONVILLE — Seven people are running for four open positions on the Canyonville City Council. Some are running because they feel called by the people. Some seek election to office …

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Students practice fire safety at Lookingglass fire station (20)

October 17, 2014 — 

LOOKINGGLASS — “Stop, get down, feel the door and go!” That’s what first-grader Dreyson Manuel said he learned Thursday during the Lookingglass Fire Department’s annual fire prevention and safety event. …

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