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I just read the article regarding the Windmill Inn waste issue. The owner should not be given any special treatment regarding the dumping of his waste at the expense of the rest of us. It appears that the county commissioners are involved in it up to their necks. How much did Mr. Hanna donat…

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I'm outraged at the sweetheart deals being given to businesses regarding dump fees, for example the $50,000 lost from the Windmill Inn. I can understand giving businesses a small percentage break, but this is a huge sum at a time when the county tells us they are in need of funds. This was n…

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I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with the impending decision by the county commissioners to close our transfer station here in Glendale. First our library was defunded, and now it appears we will have to drive our solid waste to Myrtle Creek for disposal.

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Just when I thought the solid waste situation couldn't get worse for those of us living considerable distances from the Douglas County seat, the News-Review article from Jan. 11 covering the most recent Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting appeared.

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How does the Douglas County Parks Department justify the current wholesale logging of the fine old grove stand of Douglas fir trees at the Whistlers Bend Park upper group camping area?

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Congratulations to Roseburg Library and those who helped it reopen — the last of the county's 11 libraries to do so, but worth the wait. However, I think all the other libraries and their communities deserve some credit for Roseburg's rebirth too.

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The people who hate Trump don’t seem to really care about the wall. President Ronald Reagan said, “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Arizona Yuma county sheriff Leon Wilmot claims that since George W. Bush passed the Secure Fence Act in 2006 it has reduc…

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I've driven by Brit Nichols Park countless times but never stopped. The county recently decided to scrap the park and deem the area general forest, so I decided to go up and visit. I don't know if I found it, but I think the area the "park" was located at now has a landing for a completed co…

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Mr. Donald Trump: Listening to your speech on Tuesday fired a response in me that I cannot ignore. Do you really think that putting all those government employees out of work is a good way to lead this country? Apparently you do not understand or care that the ripple effect of such a tactic …

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I am so sick of our politicians acting like total idiots. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are playing the kindergartener game along with the liberal media. In 2013 they both voted for a bill that included $46 billion for border security, and now they refuse to fund a $5 billion wall. We have …

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Environmental problems often seem so huge and overwhelming that it seems impossible to deal with them locally. But here is an issue that could be addressed on the county level to improve quality of life for Douglas County residents: Winter smoke pollution.

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It seems that there is a total disregard for the health of people living in Douglas County. Many have lung problems for various reasons, like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease from unwanted smoke. Eliminating or reducing smoke from burning debris, trash and bonfires would help greatly. 

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There is a group of people operating within our society, a religious subculture of sorts, who are willing to do whatever it takes to save this planet from the human race and the impacts of industrialization. To be worried about global warming is understandable, and to be alarmed with the deg…