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Douglas County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 4.9 percent in April to 4.7 percent in May, below the May 2016 rate of 6.5 percent. Oregon reached a new record low with a 3.6 percent seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate while the national rate was 4.3 percent.

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While stopping by Elkton on the way to fish off the Oregon coast, tourists can learn about the area’s history at Fort Umpqua, watch butterflies peruse the garden at Elkton Community Education Center and check out award-winning wineries nearby.

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The Riddle City Library proudly reopened its doors on June 6. We are offering a full-service library; this is not a reading room, feel free to check out your books and take them home! There are many library related events planned for the summer: teenage reading club, crafts, magic shows and …

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Umpqua Training & Employment will lose its contract for funding July 1, resulting in significant changes and layoffs. A nonprofit corporation working to provide and promote employment opportunities, job skill training and services to the disadvantaged in Douglas County, UT&E did not …

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Kmart shoppers in Roseburg will soon find deals through liquidation sales, but only for a few more months.

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Since the rate for depositing recyclable containers doubled to 10 cents April 1, the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative has seen a dramatic increase in bottles and cans returned to grocery stores and BottleDrop Centers in the state.

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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.

  • PAULA SWANSON Chamber Corner
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Elkton’s Community Education Center will party all summer, and everyone is invited. Every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except July 4) visitors can use the library, purchase site-grown plants and produce, see the butterfly pavilion, hunt for gift shop treasures, visit Fort Umpqua and enjoy trai…

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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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.