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It’s been six years since an apartment building has gone up in Roseburg. Now, on the heels of a report outlining the dire need for such housing, it appears that’s about to change in a big way.

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Five Guys, an international restaurant chain that has developed a bit of a cult following for their made-to-order burgers, fresh-cut fries and milkshakes flavored with real bacon bits, is looking to come to Roseburg.

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As the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce rolled into 2019, we knew it would be a year of changes, challenges and chances. Chances to provide new and expanded services to our members and the Douglas County business community. Well, 2019 has not disappointed.

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NeighborWorks Umpqua is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m., Aug. 29 at 2843 NE Douglas Ave. for the low-income housing community, Deer Creek Village. The organization expects to have people move in by mid-2020.

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The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants for qualified projects for the conservation, development and interpretation of Oregon’s cultural heritage. Awards typically range between $5,000 and $20,000. The grant application is due by Oct. 1.

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NEW YORK — Two of the largest U.S. newspaper companies have agreed to combine for roughly $1.4 billion, creating a new industry giant that hopes to manage the crisis of print’s decline through sheer size.

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Brewers hid under pop-up tents to get out of the sun at the first Oakland Brewfest on Saturday. The constant breeze kept locals and visitors moving across Locust Street and between vendors.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion.

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Melanie McLeod Prummer, decked out in a lavender theme, won over the judges and earned $1,000 for her lavender farm at the first-ever pitch fest hosted by the Umpqua Economic Development Partnership on Wednesday night.

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Putting the shovel to the dirt was a dream three years in the making for Joshua Myers. He’s owned the land on the edge of Winston since 2016 and has been waiting for everything to fall into place so he could build a new dentist office.

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Construction employment is up in 42 states and is the highest it’s ever been in Oregon, Colorado and Texas, according to the Associated General Contractors of America Labor Department.

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Oakland, Oregon: The town that time forgot, but we hope that people don’t forget. One hundred years ago Oakland was the center of commerce at the end of the rail line. Everyone came to Oakland to ship their wool, hay, turkeys and timber to bigger markets. Other local cities have long since s…