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A Roseburg dental assistant is seeking nearly $3 million from the dental office she worked for, claiming she was forced to work long hours without breaks, which exacerbated her diabetes and ultimately caused her emotional distress.

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Next year residents of Douglas County should see continued low unemployment, a strong housing market for homeowners offset by a shortage of affordable housing and a relatively steady forest products industry, a panel of experts said this week at the Economic Forecast 2020. However, looming o…

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Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in September and October, according to the Oregon Employment Office. The rate has been between 4% and 4.4% for an unprecedented 36 consecutive months dating back to November 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5% in September to 3.6% in October.

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So this is what it looks like to create a college from scratch: discussions on funding, barely audible conference calls, contract negotiations, more discussions on funding.

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The City of Roseburg Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for the funding of tourism-related projects within the Roseburg area. All applications submitted must fulfill the objective to attract visitors to Roseburg. These funds are available from the Roseburg hotel/motel …

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OK, so let’s get this straight from the jump: Everything I know about the timber industry could fit on the head of a pin. That’s not good for a business reporter, considering how critical the industry is to the Douglas County economy — 6,600 jobs and an annual economic output of $1.5 billion.

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I’m typically not a big fan of meetings, especially ones I’ll have to attend. But there are four happening this week that I’m actually looking forward to because of their potential to shed light on and even impact the economic landscape in Douglas County. (Reader Tip: There is a must-read it…

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Contractors working in Douglas County racked up more than a dozen violations of state regulations during a recent sweep of contractors in Southern Oregon.

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Business Champions for Kids (Biz4Kids) is launching a program intended to encourage businesses to adopt family-friendly practices in an effort to support early childhood development.

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Reserve your spot now for the annual Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast, which is scheduled to take place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Nov. 14.

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It has been years in the making and described as one of the biggest economic, educational and cultural projects to come along in recent memory not just for Douglas County, but all of Southern Oregon.

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If a winery in the famed Willamette Valley uses grapes grown in the Umpqua Valley to produce bottles of, say, Pinot Noir, is it still a Willamette Valley wine. And if so, how much of the Umpqua Valley fruit can go into the wine for it to still be able to carry the coveted Willamatte Valley n…

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An accomplished chef has taken over the historic building at 809 SE Main St. in downtown Roseburg and will offer catering and events to the public under the name Craft 22.

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The oldest McDonald’s in Roseburg has cleared away the tarps and dust following a top-to-bottom renovation that took four weeks to complete.

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Roseburg Forest Products officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate the grand opening of its new wood plant in Chester, South Carolina.

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The view from the tasting room is postcard perfect. On one side there are acres of vineyards crawling up a gentle hill. Turn around and the scenery is even more picturesque — miles of rolling mountains showing off their autumn colors.

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Over the last seven months, McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — w…

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The federal government’s efforts to recruit workers for the 2020 U.S. Census got off to a rocky start Tuesday when two scheduled events never got off the ground, and Census Bureau staffers at another event said they couldn’t talk about it.

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As part of the launch of the 2020 Census recruitment campaign, the U.S. Census Bureau is hosting three recruitment events in Roseburg on Tuesday.

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The City of Drain has plenty of activities taking place the rest of 2019. First, this coming Halloween the Church of Christ is hosting a Trunk and Treat at the corner of 1st Street and B Avenue. There will be some hot, exciting cars there. The event starts at 6 p.m. and candy will be availab…

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Starting in November, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration will present its first Spanish-language conference addressing workers and their needs. Topics include asserting their rights to a safe workplace, protecting their health and safety at work and at home, and protect…

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It seems only fitting that the space that housed Roseburg Book & Stationery should come back to life just before Halloween. After all, the building is more than a century old and said to be haunted; even the reopening itself has been shrouded in a bit of mystery.

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The news may have flown under the radar when it was announced a couple months ago, but Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville being named one of the Top 10 casinos in the country, according to a survey of TripAdvisor reviews, is still a big deal.

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Data from research firm Dean Runyan indicate that spending in Douglas County’s travel and tourism industry continued to grow in 2018, the ninth straight year of growth after dropping off during the Great Recession.