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I am writing in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Bill, currently being considered in the Oregon Legislature. It is called a “cap and invest” bill. It limits pollution from the largest emitters. Small businesses like grocery stores, farms, ice cream shops and florists won’t have to pay becaus…

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I just read the comments of Commissioner Boice about solid waste. So what are you going to do about the roughly $50,000 disposal fee waived for the Hannas? You should take steps to collect it now.

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Outstanding! That's the word to describe the "Saxsational" concert given at Roseburg High School on Mar. 7, sponsored by Roseburg Community Concerts.

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At the moment, downed trees are causing a real problem, but all I can see is next year's firewood. I had such trouble getting firewood over the last few weeks that I ran out just as the storm hit.

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I understand the writers principle of "one-person-one-vote," but I disagree that it is always fair. The Constitutional framers included the electoral college to satisfy lower population colonies' fears that they would be controlled by big cities like New York. And that is exactly what is hap…

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I will be 90 years old this year. I was born in the old Mercy Hospital in Laurelwood. That is when the Oak Street Bridge was the only one across the south river. Perhaps the VA bridge was here then, but I am not sure about that.

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Our immigration system is broken and so-called brilliant intellectuals have all the answers, such as to quote the Bible in Leviticus 19:34, where it says "The alien living among you must be treated as one of your native-born..." When you quote part of one verse without reading the context yo…

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The book ”Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” is a compiled report by the The Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition on Scientific Consensus. The authors of this book are Craig D. Idso, who has a Ph.D. in climatology, Robert M. Carter Ph.D., a geologist, and S. Fre…

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Our Roseburg DMV is a great organization that is providing exceptional service for all of us. I don't know about the other DMV offices in Oregon, but I can attest to the fact that our Roseburg DMV certainly deserves our thanks for being so good at what they do.

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Back in the day when I was a kid growing up in central Oregon, there was a little sawmill on nearly every creek that had pine trees growing along it. The logging camps didn't have names, they had numbers: Camp 3, Camp 7, Camp 10. My cousin worked in Camp 10 out of Kinzua.

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I am the new Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network Coordinator at the VA. I am a ten-year Army veteran with two combat deployments.

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No to the tulip craze Green New Deal being co-sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Peter DeFazio.

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I thought the county was broke, check out the commissioners agenda for the 13th, Public works director is spending well over 1 million dollars on new equipment plus having outside vendors due work on the equipment, I though we were holding the line next he will probably want to build a wall.

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This last year federal courts ruled that cities cannot prosecute the homeless for sleeping on the streets, such as sidewalks, provided they have no other place to go. However, to get around this, Roseburg police are citing these folks with other charges, such as disorderly conduct, for doing…

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After the logging of Busenbark Park in 2015 and the public outcry it generated, one would think that our county commissioners would have learned from that public relations nightmare. But the recent logging at Whistler's Bend Park revealed that they are too emboldened with power to care about…

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Residents, business owners and organization managers in the Tiller/Drew/Milo area are greatly concerned that Douglas County is considering closing seven of 11 outlying transfer sites in Douglas County.

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Unions are the way out of our national morass. The United States is now more economically polarized and less of a place to build a future than it ever has been. We are easily alone among the developed nations of the world in being willing to abandon the poor, the sick, the elderly.

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I have been a registered voter and voted in all election since my 18th birthday. Over the last ten years, I have watched the political parties becoming more divided.

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Was anyone else as offended as I was by the double standard portrayed in Sunday's political cartoon? Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was shown getting a luxurious massage during the government shutdown.

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I am thankful President Trump has shown compassion for the people of this country — his people — by seeming to back down. His actions have put federal workers back to work and back to receiving paychecks, and have made it possible for air travel to function and have made our National Parks m…

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In reference to letter in the Jan. 20 edition of The News-Review in the "Public Forum" section regarding the cutting of old growth trees at Whistler Bend park:

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Something must have registered with the people of Douglas County in regards to a recent article in the paper by a reporter (good job) that produced a whole page of input in the people's forum. Someone must still be reading the paper.

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The Oregon Legislators that introduced Senate Bill 501 have undoubtably read the United States Constitution and are aware that the Second Amendment affirms the God-given right to self-defense with a weapon "shall not be infringed."