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A lot of exciting things are happening today in Douglas County that are helping to grow our regional economy and make it more recession-proof. Chief among them, Umpqua Health — one of our area’s top healthcare providers and parent organization to the Umpqua Health Alliance that connects over…

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For a county so cash-strapped that they close the library system and warn of not having deputies on patrol around the clock, I can't fathom the giveaway of nearly $50,000 in landfill fees to a local developer. Mr. Hanna should be thanked for allowing our first responders to do some training …

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I just read the article regarding the Windmill Inn waste issue. The owner should not be given any special treatment regarding the dumping of his waste at the expense of the rest of us. It appears that the county commissioners are involved in it up to their necks. How much did Mr. Hanna donat…

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I'm outraged at the sweetheart deals being given to businesses regarding dump fees, for example the $50,000 lost from the Windmill Inn. I can understand giving businesses a small percentage break, but this is a huge sum at a time when the county tells us they are in need of funds. This was n…

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I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with the impending decision by the county commissioners to close our transfer station here in Glendale. First our library was defunded, and now it appears we will have to drive our solid waste to Myrtle Creek for disposal.

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Just when I thought the solid waste situation couldn't get worse for those of us living considerable distances from the Douglas County seat, the News-Review article from Jan. 11 covering the most recent Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting appeared.

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How does the Douglas County Parks Department justify the current wholesale logging of the fine old grove stand of Douglas fir trees at the Whistlers Bend Park upper group camping area?

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Congratulations to Roseburg Library and those who helped it reopen — the last of the county's 11 libraries to do so, but worth the wait. However, I think all the other libraries and their communities deserve some credit for Roseburg's rebirth too.

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The Trump administration wants to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers. That’s true even though earlier this year the administration vehemently denied it would privatize any part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The people who hate Trump don’t seem to really care about the wall. President Ronald Reagan said, “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Arizona Yuma county sheriff Leon Wilmot claims that since George W. Bush passed the Secure Fence Act in 2006 it has reduc…

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I've driven by Brit Nichols Park countless times but never stopped. The county recently decided to scrap the park and deem the area general forest, so I decided to go up and visit. I don't know if I found it, but I think the area the "park" was located at now has a landing for a completed co…

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Mr. Donald Trump: Listening to your speech on Tuesday fired a response in me that I cannot ignore. Do you really think that putting all those government employees out of work is a good way to lead this country? Apparently you do not understand or care that the ripple effect of such a tactic …

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I am so sick of our politicians acting like total idiots. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are playing the kindergartener game along with the liberal media. In 2013 they both voted for a bill that included $46 billion for border security, and now they refuse to fund a $5 billion wall. We have …