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On September 20th, the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley, Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, and Umpqua Watersheds are joining the Climate Strikes Coalition and 350.org partners from around the world to activate thousands of people around the country who want real solutions to th…

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It was very brave of the N&R to publish an editorial about something that perhaps only 1,000 people in America are aware of, but then it was a rainy Thursday. Publishing an editorial from a Washington State newspaper has about as much credibility as rain in August. But, then that state d…

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In the year 1944 I received a letter from our president, Harry S. Truman, that said: "Greetings. You will report for a pre-induction physical," which I failed to pass. I was declared "4F," which meant that I was unfit for service.

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On the front page of The News-Review on August 30 was an article about the Deer Creek housing project. Printed in bold letters we are told it’s the “Affordable Solution.”

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On October 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court will start hearing arguments on three cases that will have great bearing on the LGBTQ community and their civil rights. Two of the cases, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, will explore whether an individual can be t…

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Isn't it funny. Our eyes and minds have been transfixed by the battle between red and blue. If you are on the red team, you hate Democrats. If you are on the blue team, you hate Republicans. Never shall the two meet.

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My purpose is to expose the state of Oregon's overreaction in the 1970s to hippies and veterans protesting the Vietnam War. The state of Oregon went as far as changing the state constitution so more people could be convicted and removed from the streets. Our people have suffered under this n…

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Most readers will have heard of the Vietnam Veteran's Wall; many also of the Korean War and World War II Memorials, all in the nation's capital. Few may know of another one, a wall with more than 8,000 names engraved to remember the men and women who died in our 18 years of war in the Middle East.

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Although this has been a milder summer than we have seen in a few years, our forests in the Tiller Ranger District had become extremely dry leading up to the thunderstorms earlier this month. Thank God for the rain that accompanied the lightning. Nevertheless, we had hundreds of lightening s…

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In reading a recent New-Review article about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ additional policy details regarding use of “designer” coffee drinks by BYU students, I wondered how that would be a worthy news item. It also prompted recall of my doctoral differential diagnosis training.

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We all have been expecting the county to raise disposal fees at the landfill and transfer stations. The article in Thursday's edition of The News-Reivew confirms that it is about to happen. I have only two suggestions to the rate changes proposed by the advisory committee,

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First someone at our county government waives a nearly $50,000 dump fee for the Hanna's motel business. Now they are talking about raising the fees for the rest of us. We should all make a fuss and demand that the fee be collected now.

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After living here for over 20 years, that is my new conclusion. Thanks to the marijuana and hemp grown throughout this county, you never know when the next street you turn onto will smell like a family of skunks having a reunion.

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It is time for Republicans and conservatives to rally on the streets and demand the dissolution of both houses of Congress and for new term limits to become law of the land.

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In response to the letter to the editor from Sunday titled, "Fair booth had offensive, racist message" by the outraged fairgoer who apparently cannot distinguish between sleazy, sideshow vendors and legitimate political activists, the Republicans of Douglas County were having petitions signe…

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"Climate change threatens world food supply" is the headline wake-up alarm being sounded by leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, staffed by more than 100 experts from 52 countries.

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Trump's 2020 campaign banners, signs, and hats were available at the Douglas County Fair, but the vendors were selling much more. A large, black banner on an outside wall had the letters LGBT: L for Liberty, G for guns, B for beer, and T for Trump. Inside the booth were Confederate flags, an…

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The recent headline SNAP at risk drew my attention. On the federal level, the Trump administration proposed a rule to bar thousands of Oregonians from receiving food stamps.

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If the addition of bike lanes was beneficial to a majority of people, bicyclists might have a point. As it is, there is zero evidence that bike infrastructure benefits anyone but cyclists, which means pedestrians are endangered, traffic is snarled and entire communities imposed upon to clear…

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While visiting Roseburg for the birth of Adilyn, our granddaughter, and celebrating the opening of Pacific Northwest Painting, I was very fortunate when I unknowingly became the last customer at Harvard Avenue Drugs as Phil and Jo Kaser and their family closed their doors after 60 years in b…

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Concerning the straw law, I would like to remind everyone that for several decades, we only knew paper straws were available. They have now disappeared and we're flooding the environment with plastic throwaways, straws being a pretty measurable portion.

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Once again, the members of UACT have presented the citizens of Roseburg with two weeks of entertainment. Today I was thoroughly entertained by their presentation of "Beauty and the Beast."

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There have been some recent articles written on the reasons for hate. I am a firm believer that there is a root source for it. The Great Physician’s diagnosis of the condition of humanity is bleak: All are sinners without exception. This description is not just of the “bad guys”, but of you …

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Five years after honoring of our 15 classmates who served in Vietnam, the Roseburg High School class of 1964 has awarded plaques to four more Vietnam heroes. The ceremony, at the Roseburg VFW Wall of Remembrance, took place last month.