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In 1970, a group of concerned citizens cam together to commit themselves to bringing clean air and clean water to this country. And now, 50 years later, as we reflect on all we have accomplished in this regard, we also acknowledge the need to address the environmental challenges of today.

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Umpqua Bank has announced several measures it is taking in response to COVID-19.

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Several supermarkets in the area, including Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer, will be putting in plexiglass sneeze guards at their checkout aisles in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Cannibis dispensaries in the area are managing to stay afloat in spite of the coronavirus outbreak, and a recent change in the law allowing them to provide curbside service is intended to help keep them in business.

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Insurance companies in Oregon will be extending grace periods for premium payments, postponing policy cancellations and nonrenewals and extending deadlines for reporting claims, following an order from the state Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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The D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Riddle has a rich history that dates back nearly 70 years. Yet it is the company’s ability to look forward that sets it apart from other timber companies and has the entire forest products industry taking notice.

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Kenneth Ford built his first sawmill in 1936 along what is now Diamond Lake Boulevard in east Roseburg, right in the middle of the Great Depression. It was a daring risk to say the least, but a decade later it started paying off.

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One of the inescapable realities of the tragic fallout from the coronavirus is the number of workers who are going to lose their jobs. In fact it’s already started. McMenamins announced last week that it had closed its 60 or so establishments in Oregon and Washington, meaning that 3,000 peop…

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The federal Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as an “essential critical infrastructure workforce” in the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The state is easing restrictions on takeout and curbside delivery of beer, wine and cider in response to COVID-19.

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A number of stores in the region are setting aside certain hours for those in the community who may be at greater risk for COVID-19, including the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.

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Tucked inside today’s News-Review is a special section that we encourage you to spend some time with. “Douglas County Timber: Past, Present, Future” is just what the name implies — a comprehensive look at the timber industry in the region, and the impact it has had on this community, over th…

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McMenamins, which has more than 60 bars and restaurants in Oregon and Washington, announced Tuesday it is temporarily closing nearly all of its locations and laying off 3,000 workers as restaurants and hotels around the region shut down in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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The owner of the long-vacant Ride Aid, which has been an eyesore in downtown Roseburg for more than a decade, is seeking permission to tear down part of the building.

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Preliminary approval has been granted for a 144-unit apartment complex slated to be constructed on Sunshine Road in the Diamond Lake Boulevard corridor.

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MYRTLE CREEK — Laura Hollifield and Henry Stevens were named Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively. Saturday’s celebration, held at the Elks Lodge in Myrtle Creek, marked the 62nd anniversary of the Citizen of the Year Awards.

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For the past three months now the staff here at The News-Review have been working on a special section about timber in Douglas County.

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Douglas County’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent, the lowest rate going back to 1990, when comparable statistics began. It compares with a revised 4.9 percent in December. This month’s rate is significantly lower than the January 2019 rate of 5.6 percent,…

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The annual Southern Oregon Travel Symposium is coming to Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville on Sunday and Monday, and that’s a big deal for tourism in the region for a variety of reasons.

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Did you all remember to spring ahead today? Spring officially begins in less than 2 weeks and that means that we are in for longer days, warmer weather and a little extra time to go exploring. Should your explorations bring you to the Coast, may I suggest some great ways to spend your time i…

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Lisa Woods grew up in Roseburg and attended Umpqua Community College before eventually getting her Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Phoenix. She then completed her Master of Science in business administration, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, from Independence University.

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When John Tapogna, president of the Portland economic consulting firm ECONorthwest, spoke to the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce in November, he said the unprecedented growth and record low unemployment Oregon was experiencing had one potential downside: the chance of a recession in 2020.