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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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On Feb. 14, 1992, a do-it-yourself inclined homebrewer who was tired of driving at least 60 miles to get homebrew supplies, often stale, decided to take the plunge and open a small homebrew supply shop in his garage.

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With opportunities for fishing, dune riding, and visiting the ocean and local restaurants, the Southern Oregon coast has much to offer. Travel Oregon is planning to work with community members and stakeholders to develop ways to promote those attractions to tourists through Oregon’s Rural To…

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Umpqua Community College President Debra Thatcher shared about some of the college’s programs, including partnerships to connect students to the workforce, during the Oregon Employer Council Douglas County meeting Wednesday morning at the WorkSource Douglas Employment Department.

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I am often consulted by clients who have made loans to family members or wish to do so. Such loans provide an opportunity for parents and grandparents to help younger generations in many ways, such as to help them obtain a home, or just help family members weather financial struggles caused …