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The temporary director of the Roseburg VA is asking the veterans to once again drink the Kool-Aid and not ask what is in it. He said he wanted to close the Emergency Room at the VA and use the funds to open urgent care facilities in Eugene and North Bend. He gave a lot of reasons to do so, a…

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I urge you to re-elect Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice. I have known Chris and his family for nearly 20 years, and his exemplary servant-heart has been a constant blessing from day-one.

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Over $130,000 was spent in the November 2017 election to defeat the Home Rule Charter measure. Now where those signs stood pumping fear through falsehoods about the Home Rule Charter, I see signs promoting the elections of both Chris Boice and Tim Freeman. The monied interests who spent thes…

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This May, the community of Sutherlin has the choice of whether it is going to support its current and future students with measure 10-163. I hope you will join me in this exciting and much needed improvement to our community, and vote "Yes."

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I have recently seen many social media posts regarding the Sutherlin Safe Schools bond measure that will be on the ballot in May. I am a class of 2014 graduate of Sutherlin High School, and as such, I firmly believe in the impact this measure can have on the school and community.

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As a faith based ranching family, we hold dear several core beliefs. One of those is the value of a quality education. Both of us know that the foundations laid for learning in primary and secondary schools set the stage for successful adulthood.

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Mr. Hilliard was pretty over-the-top about how many Democrats are communists in a recent newspaper. I do not know how many communists are in the legislature, but I do think there are plenty of fools. While he is entitled to his opinions, personally I like to stay a little closer to the polit…

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My family and I moved into the Oakland school district two years ago, selecting the district because of academic achievements and the small class size. We’ve been impressed by the teachers and administrators — their creativity, passion and dedication to the enrichment of the students.

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The Trump administration reminds me of the magician who keeps the audience occupied with one hand while he performs a trick with his other hand. The White House, with its chaotic lying and buffoonery, occupies our news, while the cabinet secretaries work like beavers to roll back every consu…

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Some time ago, I wrote a letter stating that over 30,000 scientists (by name) have said "catastrophic man-made global warming" is a complete hoax and science is a lie. I thought for sure that the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition would submit a rebuttal using the worn-out 'denier' word.

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Once again, lies are being spouted against the sitting commissioners because they are doing their job and doing it well. Their job is to make sure that the county government runs within its means (something that hasn't happened for many years prior to this current board), while providing as …

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Sutherlin School District Board voted to place a 42.5 Million bond levy on the backs of Sutherlin residents, If approved, the measure would cost property taxpayers a total of $2.78 per thousand, more than three times the existing rate of 65 cents. So for the average household your taxes will…

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Tim Freeman has proven to be a capable leader for our county and repeatedly demonstrates the ability to work effectively in diverse arenas. He is perhaps best known for his work advocating for the appropriate utilization of our local natural resources. He was recently re-elected as President…

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In this May's primary election, the voters of Douglas county will finally have the opportunity to vote for a candidate who will provide positive solutions for our county problems: Brandy Stone, Commissioner position, 2.

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The position of Justice of the Peace is important to our legal system here in Douglas County by taking some of the case load pressure off the circuit courts in Roseburg.