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Readers React: Iowa caucus (1)

February 2, 2016 — 

A second-place finish by New York businessman Donald Trump in Monday’s Iowa caucuses surprised some Douglas County voters. Some were saddened, and others thrilled, with that result.The News-Review interviewed local …

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Locals react to Obama’s last State of the Union (2)

January 13, 2016 — 

Whatever the political party, much of the response from President Barack Obama’s Tuesday night State of the Union was similar: Same old, same old.For conservatives, the president’s rhetoric seemed dull …

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Roseburg divided over President Obama’s visit (3)

October 10, 2015 — 

Excitement rippled through the crowd at the Roseburg Regional Airport just after noon Friday as first two, then three Osprey helicopters appeared over the hills of North Roseburg and touched …

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UCC Shooting: President Obama will visit Roseburg (4)

October 5, 2015 — 

President Barack Obama will be in Roseburg Friday to visit with families of the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College, a White House official informed The News-Review.The President …

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Update: County Commissioner Susan Morgan files suit to challenge term limits (5)

September 21, 2015 — 

Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan wants to run for reelection, and she’s taking her case to court. Morgan filed suit in Douglas County Circuit Court Monday after the Douglas County …

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Myrtle Creek man kicks off write-in campaign for mayor (6)

October 9, 2014 — 

Another candidate is campaigning for the previously uncontested race for Myrtle Creek mayor. Bill West, 79, is running as a write-in candidate for the seat left vacant by Mayor Dan …

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County commissioner candidates call for more transparency, lay out visions for future (7)

October 4, 2014 — 

On one issue, all six candidates vying for former Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson’s seat this November agree. They want a more transparent county commission. Bouncing off each others’ comments …

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Atiyeh, governor in a more mannerly era, dies at 91 (8)

July 22, 2014 — 

Two-term Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh was charitable and civil, qualities too often lacking in politics today, Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson said Monday. “The governor was not strident in any …

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Sutherlin partnership with Fire District 2 goes up in smoke (9)

May 21, 2014 — 

Sutherlin voters rejected joining Douglas County Fire District No. 2, meaning the city must find another way to provide emergency services while the district must cope with fewer resources. A …

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Close to Home: Mission shelters homeless women and children (10)

December 11, 2013 — 

The Roseburg Rescue Mission will offer food and a place to stay to every sober man who abides by the center’s rules — felons, recovering addicts, the unemployed and the …

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Close to Home: Initiative stresses housing first, but underlying causes may remain (12)

December 10, 2013 — 

Julia Russill is tired of looking out the window at the vacant Douglas Community Medical Center on West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. “There’s a big empty building that stares at …

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Close to Home: Patrols change homeless picture downtown (13)

December 10, 2013 — 

By now, many people who are homeless are on a first-name basis with Roseburg Police Chief Jim Burge. Responding to complaints, police increased foot patrols downtown. Burge and other officers …

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Close to Home: Churches accept mission to feed the hungry (14)

December 9, 2013 — 

The dinner options for Robert Lewis were a can of beans heated on a campfire or turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and pumpkin pie. Lewis, a 61-year-old veteran who lives in …

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Close to Home: School districts do more than teach homeless students (15)

December 9, 2013 — 

Douglas County students are typically concerned about getting to class, finishing homework and earning high grades. Others have additional worries, like finding their next meal and a place to sleep. …

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Close to Home: Advocates link homeless population to state of the economy (16)

December 9, 2013 — 

Advocates say Douglas County’s homeless population continues to grow as a stagnant economy wreaks havoc on low-income families and veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan to find no jobs …

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Close to Home: Rules and the Gospel define life at Roseburg Rescue Mission (17)

December 9, 2013 — 

It isn’t easy to ask for a bed. When you finally bring yourself to it, at the Roseburg Rescue Mission, you’ll get more than you’re looking for. You’ll get a …

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Close to Home: Homeless students hold tight to youthful dreams (18)

December 9, 2013 — 

She hopes to become a veterinarian and help animals. The dream seems far away, though. Her immediate needs include better grades, food and a permanent home. Mikayla Alexander, 13, stays …

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Close to Home: Four-day series to examine Douglas County’s homeless problem (19)

December 9, 2013 — 

Being homeless can mean different things. It can be living in a rundown trailer without heat or crashing on someone else’s couch. It can mean living in a shelter, a …

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Fire board elections: Lee unseats Melo for Fire District 2 seat (20)

May 22, 2013 — 

Retired Roseburg firefighter Jim Lee defeated incumbent Wes Melo for a seat on the Douglas County Fire District No. 2 board in Tuesday’s election. Lee received 62.76 percent of the …

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