A Community Action Poverty Simulation exercise at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Thursday highlighted the poverty issues in Douglas County and showed some of the problems and frustrations that low-income people deal with on a daily basis.
Roseburg City Council candidates offered their solutions for homelessness, their stances on the library district ballot measure and ideas for bolstering economic development in Roseburg during a candidates forum with The News-Review editorial board on Tuesday.
WINCHESTER — Casa de Belen, a shelter for homeless kids and teen parents in Roseburg, didn’t get to have its fundraiser last year, because it was scheduled the weekend after the Umpqua Community College shooting tragedy.
A protest held Saturday at Eagles Park in downtown Roseburg was little more than a fold-up table of water, fruit, muffins and pastries, and the sole sign on-hand read: “Never bring a gun to a food fight. Give peas a chance.”
Second Chance Village, the organization proposing to place transitional housing somewhere in Douglas County, is set to host an “American Idol”-style sing-off to raise funds.