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Sen. Jeff Kruse, a farmer, and Rep. Dallas Heard, a landscape contractor, were outside working Monday, but both said it felt more relaxing than a day in Salem.

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The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…

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The champion lamb at the 2017 Douglas County Lamb Show and Barbecue was purchased by Cascade Community Credit Union for $31 a pound. Buddy, raised by Ramsey Wilfong, 13, of Roseburg weighed in at 133 pounds, making the total sale price $4,123.

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It’s been a strange week in Salem, said state Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg. Senate policy committees will wrap up for the legislative year at the end of the week, leaving only big-picture committees like Ways and Means to work their way through the next month. House policy committees are expe…

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Last week, the state legislature reached a deadline for moving bills forward. Those that hadn’t received a committee vote by April 18 can be pronounced dead, at least for this session.

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ASHLAND — Teenagers wearing hats protesting a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline filed into their high school gym in Ashland Thursday morning to join a crowd of 2,700 people at U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s town hall gathering.

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SALEM — Dallas Heard, R-Winston, believes the $2.3 million funding package for long-term community recovery from the Oct. 1, 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting will pass the House with broad bi-partisan support. House Bill 2590 was passed unanimously last week by the House Rules Committe…