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I am sometimes faced with the question: What does an Education Service District do? I can understand the confusion. After all, we here at Douglas ESD have a superintendent — me — but we don’t have principals. We have teachers, but they work in schools all over the county. And our Stephens St…

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It’s the worst kept secret in Douglas County that our commissioners are corrupt. Too much Wall Street money flows into their campaign accounts to truly represent the sovereigns of Douglas County. For a fact, Lone Rock Timber, a donor of Tim Freeman’s campaign, is a joint venture with Interna…

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When I read the front-page article in Sunday’s News-Review entitled “A road to controversy,” I immediately recognized the similarities to the logging of Busenbark Park story. The drama-filled responses from our leading local conservationists to these types of relatively insignificant events …

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.