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Citing a lack of federal timber, the Swanson Group recently announced the permanent closure of its sawmill in Glendale, which had operated since 1951. This is yet another economic sacrifice in Douglas County as federal forest management policies fail to deliver their ecological and economic goals.

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The timber twins gave their buddy a $50,000 break and intend to let the peasants of Douglas County take up the slack. The commissioners seem to believe the peasants are so busy working, just trying to pay the bills, they'll never look up to see what's going on. Even if they do, they can't ta…

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I am writing in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, currently being considered in the Oregon Legislature. It is called a “cap and invest” bill. It limits pollution from the largest emitters. Small businesses like grocery stores, farms, ice cream shops and florists won’t have to pay becaus…

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I just read the comments of Commissioner Boice about solid waste. So what are you going to do about the roughly $50,000 disposal fee waived for the Hannas? You should take steps to collect it now.

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Outstanding! That's the word to describe the "Saxsational" concert given at Roseburg High School on Mar. 7, sponsored by Roseburg Community Concerts.

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At the moment, downed trees are causing a real problem, but all I can see is next year's firewood. I had such trouble getting firewood over the last few weeks that I ran out just as the storm hit.

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I understand the writers principle of "one-person-one-vote," but I disagree that it is always fair. The Constitutional framers included the electoral college to satisfy lower population colonies' fears that they would be controlled by big cities like New York. And that is exactly what is hap…

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I will be 90 years old this year. I was born in the old Mercy Hospital in Laurelwood. That is when the Oak Street Bridge was the only one across the south river. Perhaps the VA bridge was here then, but I am not sure about that.

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Our immigration system is broken and so-called brilliant intellectuals have all the answers, such as to quote the Bible in Leviticus 19:34, where it says "The alien living among you must be treated as one of your native-born..." When you quote part of one verse without reading the context yo…

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The book ”Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” is a compiled report by the The Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition on Scientific Consensus. The authors of this book are Craig D. Idso, who has a Ph.D. in climatology, Robert M. Carter Ph.D., a geologist, and S. Fre…

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Our Roseburg DMV is a great organization that is providing exceptional service for all of us. I don't know about the other DMV offices in Oregon, but I can attest to the fact that our Roseburg DMV certainly deserves our thanks for being so good at what they do.

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Back in the day when I was a kid growing up in central Oregon, there was a little sawmill on nearly every creek that had pine trees growing along it. The logging camps didn't have names, they had numbers: Camp 3, Camp 7, Camp 10. My cousin worked in Camp 10 out of Kinzua.

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Having been involved with the Oregon carbon conversation for a number of years, attending all of the workgroups during the ’17 interim and as a member of the House Energy and Environment Committee during the ’17 and ’18 Legislative Session, I believe we all can agree that there are changing …

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I took the rubber band off the Sunday Paper and what was staring me in the face? An excellent article about the national accreditation issues in the Nursing Program at the Umpqua Community College.