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Douglas County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 percent in March to 4.9 percent in April, 1.6 percentage points below the April 2016 rate. Meanwhile, Oregon’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was a record low at 3.7 percent and the national rate was 4.4 percent.

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Old 99’s story starts like many in the brew industry. Guys homebrewing in their garage decide it would be awesome to brew for real. Since starting that quest back in 2012, it’s been fun to watch the three amigos (Matt Hill, AJ Tuter and Bryan Ireland) grow through their various iterations fr…

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Much has changed over the last century and a half, including the news industry. But with the rapid changes in technology that have led to an era of instant digital news, The News-Review has adapted to meet the demand while staying focused on its community.

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With flavors like nectar, piña colada and key lime pie, the Chill Mobile offers light, fluffy snowballs of shaved ice. A cartoon yeti greets the customers from the front of the blue trailer while teenagers prepare the cold treats for customers.

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IDLEYLD PARK — Fly fishing in the world-class North Umpqua River, walking down the flower-lined aisle in the garden or enjoying an elegant feast with local wines, visitors of Steamboat Inn make new memories at the historic site.

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Timber companies in Douglas County, like Lone Rock Resources, grow and harvest trees to sell to local mills, including Roseburg Forest Products, Swanson Manufacturing, Nordic Veneer and Douglas County Forest Products.

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Douglas County Bottling Company has distributed beverages in the county for more than half a century. On Friday, it officially changed its name to Timber Country Coca-Cola Beverages and expanded its territory to include Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson and Lake counties in Oregon, as well as …

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Douglas County added a total of 720 jobs over the year ending in March, at a 2 percent annual growth rate. Of those, the private sector accounted for 710 jobs, which Annette Shelton-Tiderman, regional economist, said is nice to see.

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Annual entrepreneurial event Startup Weekend Roseburg brought more than 80 competitors to Umpqua Community College over the weekend to develop their ideas and learn hands-on about starting a business.

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The Small Business Development Center is getting ready for Startup Weekend Roseburg, an annual competition that brings hopeful entrepreneurs through the process of turning ideas into new businesses.