Gov. Kate Brown and the Democratic legislative leadership have been looking the other way while others have fashioned proposals to address the state’s public pension crisis.
Once upon a time, we were so dedicated to improving our community that we as a county banded together to form a single library system. It was well funded and fully staffed by professional librarians. The branches were open often enough that people could visit them regularly. And a beautiful …
Facebook is a great place to watch baby pandas tumble down slides, take joy in BatDad yelling at his kids in a grizzly tone, or spy on your friend’s relationship status. But as a place to gather meaningful news, Facebook is possibly the worst place to be.
Walk into a Sutherlin City Council meeting, and you’ll see a recurring scene: councilors bickering, others with their faces in their hands. A city attorney — telecommuting via webcam — trying to speak over the clamor and make sense of it all.
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.