• Todd Vaughn
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Recently, Sonny Perdue, the Trump-appointed Secretary of Agriculture, sent a memorandum to all of his agencies, encouraging them to promote the concept of “customer service.” In response, Alice Carlton, the Umpqua National Forest Supervisor, and James Pena, the Forest Service’s Regional Dire…

  • Micki Hall For The News-Review
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As parents, we often find ourselves in situations where the ideas of rules and principles become the focus of family discussions when children’s choices conflict with our expectations.

  • Rick Staggenborg
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Recent articles detailing the history of mismanagement at the Roseburg VA paint a sorry picture of our local facility. It’s a story that must be told, but it’s important to put the facts into context. Generalizing from the problems of individual facilities without providing context gives the…

  • COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS
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After special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for undermining the integrity of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump tweeted: “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Par…

  • ROB GENSOREK For The News-Review
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Howdy everyone! The ocean has lain down. Lingcod and rockfish have been getting pulled out in good numbers and crab are a boilin’. In terms of ocean fishing, the lingcod seem to be a quicker catch than the rockfish, but either way it’s great fishing out there.

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The Jordan Cove fracked gas export terminal and Pacific Connector pipeline would be a climate disaster for Oregon. New research documents why we all should be concerned about the proposed facility by a Canadian company, Pembina.

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Mr. Doug Paxton and his Executive Leadership Team have come under public and congressional scrutiny regarding alleged mismanagement and alleged “cooking” of Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning quality measures.

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There has been a lot of confusion about Measure 101, so let’s look at the facts. First, let’s be clear on what it is. It’s a referendum asking voters to accept or reject key parts of House Bill 2391, passed by last year’s Legislature. If voters agree that the bill should become law, it will …

  • Gregory Brigham
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Most people believe that all Oregonians should have the same opportunities for health. But the reality is that people in small towns and rural places are not enjoying the same benefits or access to care as the rest of the state. As CEO of Adapt, a provider of substance abuse treatment, prima…

  • For The News-Review
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As landowners threatened by the Pacific Connector gas pipeline, we are elated at Sen. Jeff Merkley’s announcement that he will not support a project dependent on seizing private properties through eminent domain for a foreign corporation’s profit. Hundreds of Oregon families have been held h…

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There is a pervasive myth that all veterans indiscriminately support all U.S. military interventions. This confusion likely results from the fact that veterans are strongly supportive of active duty service members during times of conflict. In addition, some of those who remember how the Vie…

  • Derrick DeGroot, Tim Freeman and John Sweet For The News-Review
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We are deeply disappointed by Sen. Jeff Merkley’s opposition to Jordan Cove and by extension, his rejection of a unique opportunity for rural Oregon. The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal will provide U.S. allies in Asia with a cleaner form of energy while creating thousands of cons…

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In an column entitled “Wilderness Designation Dishonesty: Come on Man!” printed in The News-Review on Nov. 29, 2016, I stated that Umpqua Watersheds, Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands are “strategically united in a complicity of public deception” — and they are.

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Ah, the holiday season is upon us, and I notice the new pressures to buy more stuff are added on to the usual enticements encouraging the consumer in us. Along with this can come a certain anxiety about giving enough and creating our fantasy of the perfect holiday. I want to share some gifts…