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If we create a nice camp for the homeless on Diamond Lake Blvd, if we provide a homeless shelter next to the courthouse, they will come. The more services we provide, the more homeless people will be attracted to Roseburg from other cities. The homeless situation is heartbreaking, but Rosebu…

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Last Sunday I attended the memorial service for Mr. Leo Crisman in Newburg. Mr. Crisman was Dean of Instruction at Umpqua Community College when I came to the college in 1971. I had the privilege of meeting his sons Gordon and Stuart. UCC became a better place due to his leadership.

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Hours of hard work by many Volunteers every year for float entries to the Veterans Day Parade is and should be a wonderful experience. However, it is disheartening for these people when they see that the judging seems to go the same way every year, with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapte…

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Last month, one of my neighbors mentioned that the Sutherlin School District school board was considering another bond measure for next year. In 2018, the district had asked community members to pass a $42 million capital improvement bond, but the measure failed by nearly 66 percent.

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It was recently brought to our attention that a posting was made implying Camas Valley Rural Fire Department’s view on Measure 10-170; however, it is important to note that we as a fire department stand neutral on this local tax option. Camas Valley Rural Fire Department does not have a poli…

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If you’re still adjusting to the time change that kicked in Sunday, you’re not alone. Americans have griped about it for years — while consoling themselves with the “extra hour of sleep” that comes with the fall-back return to Standard Time.

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I would like to point out to the Republican senators and congressmen the checks and balances system of our government. Apparently they've never heard of this.

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As a retired teacher with a master’s degree in counseling, I was shocked to learn I had failed my students. It wasn’t until I read the article in The News-Review of the importance of our schools to teach students to be more empathetic toward each other and how to get in touch with their feelings.

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The time changes. Night comes early. Yet we do not worry. Autumn fades away. Time to bundle up in the cold. We change our clocks, pull out the winter ware and wait for a drawn out winter.

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I enjoyed the insights provided by Matt Hill in his opinion piece in The News-Review on Sept. 11th entitled “The Bridges of Douglas County.” It is certainly impossible to negotiate this county’s difficult landscapes without good bridges — and that includes political landscapes.

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The News-Review recently ran several front page stories about the homeless in Douglas County. One even included a suggestion from a commissioner that we build a camping area complete with bathrooms, showers and private lockers just for the homeless. Mind you, if we lowly taxpayers were to us…

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Thank you to Roseburg for supporting our September 24th event, “Fighting for Community Rights: What are They, How They’ve Been Denied, How to Reclaim Them”.

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Thank you for your cover story, Storm Shelter, published in The News-Review on Oct. 18. I was dismayed to read, at the end of the article, that Roseburg police are issuing $250 tickets to homeless people who are using the county shelter, for "falling asleep in the shelter."

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In 1997, the United Kingdom returned the colony of Hong Kong to China. Under the transfer agreement, China allowed Hong Kong to retain its western-influenced legal and political systems, known as the “one country, two systems” policy. This arrangement was supposed to last until 2047. However…

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First, to the people who want hydroelectric dams removed: I am assuming then that you have no use for electricity. Because otherwise, where will we get it? Unless you have battery backup, solar stops when the electricity stops flowing and the wind isn't always blowing for windmills.

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By many, including myself, October 24 is known as the “Day of Shame,” otherwise calendared as “United Nations Day,” to recognize its establishment. I will note a few of many reasons that I do not honor the U.N.

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I found it interesting that the sports headlines in The News-Review on Oct. 20  for the Duck's article read "Herbert rallies Ducks past Washington" and the Beaver's article headline read "OSU blows lead, comes back to beat California."

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I am deeply concerned about climate change — a recent report from the United Nations says “the health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever.” The report calls for “transformative” change at every level, from local to global, to meet th…

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The United Nations is doing exactly what it was designed to do: become the government of the world. And like an incurable disease, regardless of the medications used, the U.N. disease continues to grow. From the moment it was founded in 1945, through administration after administration, even…

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I want to commend The News Review and the journalism team that worked on the recent series on the homelessness crisis in Roseburg. It was an in depth look at a complex, long time issue in our community — but the most alarming part of the series was the vitriol from Councilwoman Ashley Hicks …

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I suspect the current impeachment inquiry will lead the House to eventually impeach President Trump. I also suspect the Senate will not find him guilty, regardless of the legitimacy of the evidence, given the "hoodwinked" nature of the Republican majority and the constitutional requirement o…

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I have personally been out on the street talking to the homeless population, and the people I spoke to were not drug or alcohol addicted. They were homeless for a variety of reasons.

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A letter published in The News-Review on Sunday under the headline "Vote for Trump for our children's future" states a high degree of alarm for our nation, but has its reasoning backwards, based on false premise.

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Congratulations to Gov. Kate Brown and other government bodies who have stepped forward and halted the sale of various vaping products. I'm sure Big Tobacco is happy to see you step forward and kick their competition to the curb.