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After hearing from Gov. Kate Brown and members of the public at the December State Land Board meeting, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has been working to address concerns with the group proposing to buy the Elliott State Forest.

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A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access; however, a local timber industry spokesman said state management of federal forest lands cou…

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MYRTLE CREEK — Representatives from the city of Myrtle Creek, the Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses have been collaborating for the past eight months to reach a set of goals through the Rural Development Initiatives program.

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After 30 years in the banking industry, Cort O’Haver officially became the new Chief Executive Officer of Umpqua Bank on Jan. 1, as former CEO Ray Davis transitioned into his position as executive chairman of Umpqua Holdings and CEO of Pivotus Ventures. The latter is a subsidiary of Umpqua H…

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In last month’s article regarding loans to family members, I alluded to the strategies and options pertaining to gifts. Gifts, as opposed to loans, raise different tax considerations.

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In her proposed state budget, Gov. Kate Brown recommends doubling a surcharge on distilled spirits for two years beginning July 1. The surcharge price per bottle would go from 50 cents to $1, while alcohol licensing fees would also increase and cigarette taxes would rise by 85 cents to $2.18.

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With live dance music and a big crowd, Dorene Thurston said she feels like she’s part of the New Year’s Eve party every year at La Pinata Restaurant and Lounge in Drain, despite the fact that she works the holiday.

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As a 28-year-old brewer and entrepreneur who is already on his third business venture, KC McKillip knows the importance of harnessing the hard work and passion of his employees.

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“Vision is the most important sense of the five senses, and getting to improve that is very gratifying,” eye doctor Eileen Myers said.