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What happened to the trees in the parking lot on Harvard at the old state office building? There used to be lovely shade on hot days and beautiful fall colors. Why did these all need to be removed? Evergreen seems to be the wrong name for that place now.

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Last August, the Register-Guard editorial board praised Oregon’s congressional delegation for its response to the Trump administration’s inhumane border policies. We observed that no lawmaker had done more than Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley to call attention to the separation of immigrant familie…

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According to The Register-Guard's editorial, published on June 19 in The News-Review, Pacific Power, which serves this area, announced it is prepared to shut off electricity to customers this summer in extreme drought conditions — dry vegetation, high winds, low humidity — because of "fire s…

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If you traveled to Southern Oregon last summer, you might have caught a glimpse of what the new normal will look like across the U.S. West: In Ashland, where smoke from wildfires forced the cancellation of more than two dozen performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it was common to …

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My family lives on North View Drive, which is the residential street that Highway 99 is being re-routed through. This is preposterous. Traffic through these streets has reached untenable levels. This traffic management decision has turned our street into an anthill. This poor planning decisi…

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Where is all the money going? I like to fish year-round here in Douglas County, from the high lakes to the beaches. Sometimes my wife doesn't always go at the same time and will meet me later at the boat ramps. So that is two county park permits we are required to use, even though it's for p…

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I enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 in hopes of serving my country, to receive money for college and for the promise of free health care. It wasn’t until I got out in 1997, though, that my problems began.

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I was somewhat miffed upon reading a gal's letter to the editor in The News-Review on June 23 praising her public employees for up and running in the face of adversity. Not the kind of ethics I'd want to instill in my kids. Addressing those that ran, I'd say, "Enjoy the vacation, have fun, d…

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The Trump administration would like to add a citizenship question to the short-form version of the census after the Obama administration discontinued the long-form version citizenship question.

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Bravo to our courageous Oregon Republican senators. Democrats hold a supermajority in both houses and the governorship. At first glance, it looks like they can pass any legislation they like without restraint, and they have — almost.

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"Always be ready" was the mantra muttered by traumatized people who were "ware-housed" in various Red Cross centers following the Paradise, California "Camp Fire."

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The conservative republicans in this state love the phrase from the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, “We the people.” It is their motto.

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I an so proud of our Republican senators for walking out of the tyrannical power from the Democratic party over the cap and trade bill.

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I’m outraged at people without homes littering in our parks

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My question to the residents of Douglas County is this: When does an illegal immigrant have the rights of the United States Constitution?

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Apparently with nothing better to do, a group of Oregon lawmakers has decided to take on the state’s nonprofit hospitals. The hospitals, they contend, don’t behave the way good charities should, and the state should step in and correct the situation.

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If you wave a red banner at a bull, you will get attacked.

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You can summarize all the predictions for how future wildfire seasons will play out in Oregon and throughout the West with just a few words: Bigger. Hotter. Longer.

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Natural-disasters come in many forms. Sometimes they are the product of singular causation, as in the case of a meteorite, or perhaps a volcano. In other cases, a mind-boggling alignment of conditions and variables, both natural and manmade, takes place, and the results are rather stunning. …

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We suppose we should be grateful that the Oregon Legislature has even acknowledged the slow-motion crisis that is the Public Employees Retirement System. The problem is that the action the Legislature is primed to take this session — in the form of Senate Bill 1049 — is basically the same st…