Democratic leaders in the Oregon Senate agreed to give up on two high-profile bills in exchange for ending the Republican walkout. But as it often does, the squabbling of partisan politics by Oregon’s representatives has endangered the very people they are sent to Salem to protect.
Seventy-five days and nearly $1 million later, the Oregon-Washington measles outbreak is over. But thanks to growing opposition to vaccinations, it’s unlikely to be the last.
A bill proposed in the Oregon State Legislature aiming to ban clearcutting in forestland watershed is bad news for Oregonians.
Just about every day has some sort of holiday attached to it these days. March 3 was National If Pets Had Thumbs Day, March 6 was National Frozen Food Day, and Sunday was National Find a Pay Phone Booth Day.
The snow is mostly gone, but stories of complete strangers shoveling driveways, clearing trees, and checking on their neighbor keep pouring in.
Oregon legislators will consider a slew of gun control proposals this session including SB 501, a catchall bill, and a few lesser bills that mostly propose portions of what the larger bill sets out to do.
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is set to have new leadership next month, giving veterans their fifth director in five years.
That big gust of wind you likely felt on what was an otherwise calm and sunny Friday last week didn’t have anything to do with the weather.
With 5 days left until the end of deer hunting rifle season in Oregon, hunters with unfilled tags may be feeling pressure to get their shot. Unfortunately, some of that pressure can be traced to those who don’t care to follow the rules for hunting.
Until last month, the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center was ranked one of the worst in the country by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was one of 15 on a list of high-risk VA facilities.
As the rifts and divisions along political lines seem to expand ever more in the U.S., it is important to remember the motto of the Great Seal of the United States — E pluribus unum, from many, one.
Chalk it up to confusion, miscommunication, or bad PR, but someone inside the county courthouse needs to figure out what’s going on.
No matter who wins the local contests for Douglas County commissioner and Roseburg city councilor, area residents can say one thing with certainty: We have plenty of candidates to choose from, and that’s a great thing.
Roseburg Public Schools Superintendent Gerry Washburn is clearly on the way out. The school board voted to place him on a leave of absence, and its meeting notices over the past couple of weeks have referred to possible discipline or dismissal, and to terms of a separation agreement.
It is hard to choose what our favorite time of year is, especially in our county. Community events dot every season. Some, such as Graffiti weekend, the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival and Riddle’s Sawdust Jubilee, have already concluded. All of these experiences help form a bond in our communi…
It’s hard being an adolescent. We all remember the insecurity, the embarrassment of bodies run amok, the struggle for identity, the jockeying for status.
On Sunday, an article on the front page asked a simple question: Were the experiences of a local family seeking mental health resources typical, or were they an outlier?
Oregon is about to see a large influx of cash cross its borders. But none of it will go toward boosting the economy or repairing roads.
It was hot as hell inside the car the day 21-month-old Remington Engler’s mother mistakenly left her behind. There’s no doubt she suffered in the hours leading up to her death by vehicular heatstroke.
Worrisome news broke out of New York on Tuesday as word came of a reporter from The Associated Press who was allegedly grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard while trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants.