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Warning: The subject matter in this column may not be appropriate for all ages of readers. Certain concepts may not have been explained to elders by readers under 12 years of age. Kids, screen your parents and grandparents as they scan this with their magnifying glasses to catch signs of hea…

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  • Susan Applegate
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My family has lived in Douglas County since the 1850s. Living here my whole life and listening to my family stories and history, I’ve come to see the logging industry as a boom and bust risky business, especially for the logger or mill worker. Over time it’s become obvious to me that the tim…

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After reading Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice’s response to a very well-written opinion piece published in The News-Review on Jan. 10, “Spotted Owls are not to blame,” by wildlife biologist Janice Reid, I felt concerned about the discouragement of public input on matters that are ver…

  • AARON BAIMBRIDGE For The News-Review
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We are already a month into this new year and just like last year, this year didn’t pause to let me finish up last year before starting. I find myself still working to finish up the last couple years as 2017 starts. I am sure several people reading this have the same feeling. 2017 also bring…

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What would have been the reaction of the media giants had 67 Republicans not attended the inauguration of President Obama? There would have been outrage at such disrespect, a firestorm of criticism that never ends.

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In a recent Op-Ed printed in The News-Review Janice Reid accused me personally of blaming the Northern Spotted owl for the budgetary woes facing Douglas County. Reid also attacked Roseburg Forest Products and other private timber companies, essentially accusing them of bankrupting local gove…

  • Todd Vaughn
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Let me share with you guys what needs to happen over the next 30 years, within our beloved Umpqua National Forest. It’s not complicated, but I’ll need your help to make it happen. It’s based on commonsense, therefore it may seem strange to those of you who have a vested interest in making th…

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I attended the Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on Dec. 14. At the end of the BOC meeting, outgoing Commissioner Morgan used her time to lecture the attendees on her opinion about the current fiscal situation of the county. She opined that the budgetary deficiencies are the result of the…

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In response to your recent opinion article advocating essentially the elimination of the Electoral College, perhaps we need to reference past examples wherein a “pure democracy” was employed with disastrous results for the city-state of Athens due to the influence of a few “silver-tongued” p…

  • Ken Elliot
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While we are all sitting on pins and needles wondering what President Trump will do next, or first, how he will govern our individual interests, what the electors were thinking, and what Vladimir Putin is up to, the voters on the left are losing their collective minds, emphasis on collective.

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On Dec. 9, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirmed its denial of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and the Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal delivering a fatal blow to the proposed project. FERC was clear in its denial that, “Pacific Connector failed to demonstrate a need fo…

  • Susan Applegate
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Todd Vaughn’s opinion piece dated Tuesday Nov. 29, begins with the claim that more wilderness designation is not needed in the Umpqua National Forest. I would like to remind readers that only about 4 percent of Oregon’s public lands are in designated wilderness, far less than her neighboring…

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