It won’t be an easy job, but someone’s got to do it. So far seven candidates have filed to run for four open seats on the Roseburg City Council. The winners will face significant challenges in the years ahead, and voters should carefully weigh each candidate’s positions, ability and temperam…
There’s rarely a dull moment, apparently, at meetings of the Douglas County Parks Advisory Board, and the most recent meeting was evidently no exception.
Black lives do, in fact, matter. For quite awhile, competing slogans around race have been thrust into the national limelight. Some say “Black Lives Matter,” others “All Lives Matter,” and more recently, after the July 7 shooting of five police officers in Dallas, “Blue Lives Matter.”
At times, the county’s difficulties can seem overwhelming, but it’s also home to a lot of great people with good ideas. Recently, we asked members of our Community Editorial Board to share their ideas of ways we could make our county better. Here are some of their best suggestions:
There are many reasons we should all be willing to shell out a few $10 bills each year in property taxes to keep our Douglas County Library system going.
The recent initiative to improve the way suicidal veterans connect with help — by introducing a single button on automated Veterans Affairs automated messages to do so — is a giant step in the right direction for an agency that has struggled mightily with the mental health of its patients.
It’s clear that Victoria Hawks and Gary Leif are at the top of the pack of contenders for the Douglas County commissioner seat now held by Susan Morgan. And it’s likely that Hawks and Leif will each win enough voters to move forward to the November general election.
From our nearly 150 years of practice, we think we’re getting pretty good at sharing the news that’s important to you in Douglas County.
Roseburg city councilor Lew Marks received some applause Monday night simply for saying residents should be able to decide for themselves whether they wanted to support the library district.
Douglas County businesses and political leaders weren’t excited about the idea of a minimum wage increase. They argued it would cause significant harm to small businesses and to the elderly, while doing little for those at the bottom of the pay scale.