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Being a resident of Roseburg, a school teacher and an active member of a local church for over 30 years, I always appreciate being informed as to who in our community has been charged with an alleged crime. More times than not, I know either the victim or the one being accused. After all, we…

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Douglas County residents are circulating a petition to allow Douglas County, along with other parts of Oregon, to secede from Oregon and become part of Idaho, according to an April 4th article in The News-Review. These petitioners are also "trying to persuade county commissioners to refer th…

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Being a 72-year-old veteran, I am lucky to choose where I get my health care. I have avoided the VA, mostly because I am guilty of listening to the negative noise concerning care provided there.

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I was eight years old when I moved to Roseburg, back in 1951. I attended Fullerton III Elementary school (now Fremont Middle School), Central Junior High (destroyed by The Blast) and graduated from Roseburg High School in 1961. After graduating from Oregon State University and marrying, I ha…

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The guy in the White House won’t respond to some governors who are pleading for personal protective equipment from the federal government. This guy’s response to them is to withhold the PPEs because they didn’t show him appreciation.

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The News-Review's public forum on March 25 contained a screed submitted by a disgruntled veteran. The letter was an amalgam of old facts, mixed facts, and many spurious accusations directed at Director Allen and Congressman DeFazio.

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By now we have all heard of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law last week. Broadly speaking it is aimed at helping individuals and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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The announcement this week that Umpqua Transit was cutting back on its bus service due to outfall from the COVID-19 outbreak is a tough pill to swallow for the agency and the countless people that rely on its commuter services to get around.

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Millions of Americans now working and learning at home, and spending more time online. The internet offers many opportunities for communication, exploration and collaboration, but in many homes it brings with it an unseen problem: exposure to radio-frequency microwave radiation that is emitt…

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The cloth masks being produced by our community members, while a beautiful, kindhearted gesture, are very dangerous. There is no way that two layers of cotton is going to stop this deadly virus from spreading.

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This is in response to the recent article in The News-Review reporting the Center for Disease Control considers Douglas County as one of four least-prepared counties in the nation to provide medical care during a national emergency.

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We know, the last two weeks have been overwhelming on many levels and life as we know it has been turned upside down. We all know someone who is now out of work, some favorite restaurant that is closed, some park we love shut.

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I am so impressed. After 2½ weeks of living off my larder, it was time to venture out to the grocery store. I feared what I would find. I expected bare shelves and skyrocketing prices. Yes, there were some gaps on the shelves, but I was pleasantly surprised to find pretty much everything I w…

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Breathe ... slowly, calmly. Be kind to yourself and those you are with. Close contact for a long period of time can sometimes be challenging, but if you are ever going to be extra kind to each other, this is the time.

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Being that the federal government has shown compassion during this national emergency by issuing a 90-day reprieve on filing taxes, I believe all financial institutions should follow suit. I understand the calamity that may incur. Bank tellers, stock brokers, sales staff, cooks and other idl…

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We suspect by now some of you have heard about them in drips and dribbles, the small acts of kindness that members of our community have shown to one another during these trying times.

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It was just a little over three weeks ago when Oregon’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Since then so much has changed — as of Wednesday morning 209 cases have been detected in Oregon, including eight people who have died — that it’s hard to keep up. And not just with the dizzying spre…

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In light of the news about novel coronavirus and “stay home” orders, we should take time to think about and thank those who can’t stay home because they make life possible for the rest of us. A big thank you (in no particular order) to:

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Do you like the rescue package (coronavirus bill)? The Democrats love it too, because they want to add the following: 'Help' for Planned Parenthood (even tried to change PP's status to small business; give unions more power and, of course, higher fuel emissions in the form of expanded wind a…

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I have lived in this area for over 50 years, during that time I have seen the citizens of this city go through many bad times. And I have always been proud of how we helped each other out during those times.

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I usually do not get involved with Douglas Electric Board elections, but I do think think that this local election has greater relevance than usual. The challenges to energy production and delivery are growing and, along with them, potential opportunities for innovation with a look to sustai…