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The human impacts of the Archie Creek Fire are staggering — 109 homes lost, more structures damaged and extensive displacement of community members. Some lost everything; everyone lost something. While local governments and community organizations continue to provide relief to these individu…

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The unemployment rate in Douglas County continues to improve, with people who lost their jobs earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic slowly coming back to work.

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Hospitals across Oregon — including Chi Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg — suffered steep drops in revenue in the first quarter of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released this week by the Oregon Health Authority.

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The owner of the Days Inn by Wyndham hotel in Roseburg has apparently made good on his vow to provide refunds to customers after he was accused of price gouging people who were fleeing wildfires last week.

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No, the Marshalls clothing store in the Roseburg Marketplace is not closing, despite rumors to the contrary. Those rumors, which were circulating around town this week, likely were generated because the store was closed for a few days and had large SALE signs up.

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For whatever the reason, it has been months now and there has been no movement in the situation involving Casey’s Restaurant in Roseburg.

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A former accountant at Adapt is suing the nonprofit agency for more than $1 million after she said she was forced to resign for reporting a series of “financial irregularities,” including potentially illegal activities, carried out by top managers.

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Banner Bank is closing its branch in downtown Roseburg this week in a move that bank officials say is partly due to the coronavirus and partly due to the increase of online banking among customers.

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Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in August from 10.4 percent in July, according to information released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department. However, the OED also cautioned that the latest numbers do not take into account this month’s wildfires, which are expected to…

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Smokers may be limited to where they can light up during outdoor events in downtown Roseburg as the City Council considers a proposal that backers say will help clear the air of second-hand smoke.

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The situation at the Douglas County Fairgrounds may seem chaotic, with trailers full of people often hauling horses, cows, goat chickens and various other animals pulling in for shelter. Add to that the need for spacing and other requirements due to COVID-19, and it could be a recipe for disaster.

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The July employment outlook for Douglas County was a bit of a mixed bag, with the unemployment rate dipping below 10% while a net of nearly 200 workers lost their jobs, according to data released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department.

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Dawn Weikum still gets choked up when she talks about it, even though it’s been more than 30 years now.

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When Ethan Harris applied for a Douglas Timber Operators scholarship in 2016, he wrote that he previously felt he “had no purpose in life.” He thought others might be better candidates for financial aid, but “not many people are as willing to overcome and accomplish their goals in life as I am.”

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The board that is overseeing the development of a medical college in Roseburg has narrowed the list of possible sites down to four, but a looming issue remains: figuring out how this ambitious — and expensive — project will be paid for.

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Businesses in Oregon continue to bring back employees, causing the state unemployemt rate to inch back down, although it remains in double digits.

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COVID-19 has had significant and almost certainly long-term impacts on businesses of all sizes across the country, yet some of those businesses could rebound strongly and even improve in some areas, according to a nationwide survey recently conducted by Umpqua Bank.

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Two area restaurants, one in Roseburg and one in Winston, announced on Facebook this week that they have closed.

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Take a look at the Domino’s in Sutherlin and you wouldn’t have a clue what happened there. The two large windows in the front of the restaurant are whole, and squeaky clean, as is the glass entrance door.