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I was happy to see in our local weekly paper that Timber Unity has a protest planned for Feb. 6. It will be at the state capitol building. Then I noticed that it would be on a Thursday. Whoa, how can the loggers, truckers, mill owners and their employees afford to lose a day of production, l…

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We’ve all seen what happens when we leave decisions on timber and the rural economy to our representatives in D.C. — they let us down every time. We’ve watched the decline for decades and the devastating impact it’s had on our communities and way of life.

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The draw of Sutherliner's for the doobie could be the newest form of cash and entertainment if its voters approve the seven-pronged herb this November.

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Someone please inform Trump that it’s the "Democratic Party,” not “The Democrat Party.” When a word (Democratic) modifies a noun (Party), it’s an adjective, not another noun. It’s enough that we have to suffer meat-headed governance — let’s try and curb the meat-headed grammar.

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With the pending closure of the last medical beds in building one at the Roseburg VA, Mr. Allen will have completed goals set in motion over 18 years ago, the closure of the VA hospital. The VA leadership and the media engaged in subterfuge, misdirection, and outright lies. Twenty-eight year…

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The other day I came across something I had never noticed before. Of all the books in the Bible, there is no mention of God in the book of Esther.

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Regardless of how powerful the forces of evil appear to be, in the end, the truth will prevail. Though your heart be filled with sinister devices, as you read these words, you — yes even you — know that it is so. The truth always prevails. And all the people said, "Amen."

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I read with disappointment that Rob Gensorek, owner of Basin Tackle, believes that Oregon's new 5-cent plastic bag assessment is wrong and part of a "social agenda."

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To cure the homeless problem here I'd suggest that Roseburg construct a 30,000 bed facility, because it's going to be needed with this manufactured solution to the homeless crisis. It's only a crisis if you are homeless, unless people want it to become one, then it requires money to fix. Lot…

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In reading about the decision to recommend raising landfill rates it becomes very obvious that outlying areas will be supported by residents living close to the landfill. A nearly triple cost so everyone pays equal? Ridiculous.

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I read in the newspaper that the State of Oregon has forbidden the use of single-use plastic bags in grocery and other stores, and at the same time mandated a charge of five or more cents per paper bag the customers take out of the store. I was wondering just how the state was going to colle…

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Dr. Dannenhoffer's article on how to quit smoking, published in The News-Review on Jan. 5, was excellent. However, he neglected to mention one method that has worked for many, including me: hypnotism (or, in my case, self-hypnotism).

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Chris Boice called the other day. He had read my last guest column and wanted to chew my fanny…said I was too hard on Tim Freeman. Then he jacked me up about a Facebook post in which I called a recent Douglas County interim commissioner the tw-word. I was stunned. Think about it … the tw-wor…

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A friend of mine asked me last week if I was going to continue my series of letters to the editor concerning the Roseburg High School Band. I said it sounds like a good idea, since I had just attended the winter concert. Once again I was impressed with the quality of the music presented by t…

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The article on Oregon's ban of single-use plastic bags was good news for wildlife and our general environment at a small cost to consumers. If you used two paper bags per week, you would only pay about $10 per year for this important change. Those using reusable bags would see no additional cost.

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I initially thought window power via wind turbines could be a good idea. But sadly, although the wind itself may be renewable, the turbines are not. Arcadia Power reports one widely used GE 1.5 megawatt turbine is a 164-ton monster with 116-foot-long blades on a 212-foot-tall tower that weig…

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After hearing Donald Trump saying that he has studied windmills and knows more about them than anybody, I feel that I have to correct the misinformation in his rantings.

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I have ben a resident of Roseburg since 1976. I have worked at many local jobs, including as a waitress, school bus driver, and art teacher in local elementary schools as an artist in residence. 

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How sad, the swampers, the fakers and the losers are still acting like crybabies. God bless the USA, and God bless President Trump.