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.