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One of the benefits of local elections, such as the ones taking place in May, is the large number of candidates who are willing to run for these various offices and positions. One candidate who I am very familiar with is Chris Rusch.

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Over the last 10 years, I have had the privilege of working with Guy. I was thrilled to hear that he is running for UCC Board Zone 5, which will allow him to apply his demonstrated leadership for the good of our college.

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As a grateful alumnus, I’ve been steadfastly supportive of our college for the past 49 years, volunteering time and resources through serving the community advisory council and chair of the Community College Foundation Board. Many Douglas County leaders have worked hard to ensure the college…

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An incursion on one’s personal property by means of eminent domain for the purpose of building an LNG pipeline is likely to arouse passion and even anger. However, this doesn’t justify an antagonistic and provocative temper tantrum directed at a public official who has no jurisdiction over t…

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Hundreds of bills are proposed in the state legislature each session. Some will make it over the hurdles one-by-one — first surviving a committee hearing and vote, then the House and Senate, and finally a signature from the governor.

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Guy Kennerly is the choice for UCC Board of Trustees, Zone 5. I have known Guy for over 20 years and in many roles, from Winston-Dillard School Board member to coaching youth sports to Rotarian. No matter which hat he is wearing, Guy always works selflessly at a tireless pace to not only ful…

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We must end the lawlessness of city, county and state officials who think they are above the law and work to pick and choose which laws they feel should be followed. One way is to start with the top of state governments and with judges that do not enforce federal laws.

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On Saturday, April 29, people across the United States and around the world will be marching for climate, jobs and justice and immediate action to save the climate for future generations. Here in Douglas County, our local march to raise our voices for the climate will start at noon on April …

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in June 1996. His thoughts are…

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W olves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995. Four years later a single wolf was sighted in Eastern Oregon. And then in 2011, OR7, a radio-collared wolf, made his presence known in the Southern Cascades. He probably set foot in eastern Douglas County on his travels.

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Police photos involving dead crime victims would be exempt from public records laws under Senate Bill 508, which unfortunately was passed by the Senate Committee on Judiciary last week on a unanimous vote.

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It is rare for me to write a letter for the paper, but as I am already dissatisfied with some of the decisions that our new commissioners are making, what is one more thing? I am talking about their plan to build a four-wheeler park on the old Lookingglass dump site.

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Recently, we were introduced to Joelle McGrorty, candidate for UCC Board of Trustees, Zone 6. After a lengthy discussion with her regarding her views and commitments to education in our county, we are supporting her for this position.

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Chris Rusch has the qualities we need to serve on the UCC Board of Trustees: A proven track record of dedication to education in our community, the ability to listen to people and determine what needs to be accomplished and a background rich in experience that marks a well-rounded person who…

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Why is it that those we vote for, although claiming they can do the job, at any hint of needing to make a decision they want to spend thousands of dollars for a "study?" Is it just me thinking they were voted in to assess the information and themselves make an informed decision?

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