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The state elections division has found no evidence that former Douglas County Library reference librarian Jeannine Cook violated elections law last year.

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Supporters of a plan to restructure Douglas County government under a Home Rule Charter are in a dispute with Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg over the wording that could appear on the ballot.

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Tuesday’s voter turnout was strikingly low this year. By Tuesday evening, just 18 percent of voters had turned in their ballots, compared with 20 percent in the last special district election held two years ago.

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While hotly contested Umpqua Community College seats got most of the attention this election, along with local school bonds, a number of smaller contests were decided in Tuesday’s election.

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Douglas County Clerk Patricia Hitt reported that as of Tuesday afternoon, it was looking like this would be the lowest turnout yet by percentage. Eighteen percent of voters ultimately turned in their ballots by 8 p.m.

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Newly sworn-in Douglas County Commissioner Gary Leif’s excitement about taking on his new role is palpable. This morning, he attended his swearing-in ceremony in a black western suit and bolo tie, but without the characteristic cowboy hat. Standing a head taller than County Clerk Patricia Hi…

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It was once again standing room only Tuesday as about 200 people crammed into the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library in Roseburg for the second of two town hall meetings on the future of the library.