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Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business.

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CANYONVILLE — Seven Feathers Casino Resort reopened Friday after being closed for more than two months, an event that was met with enthusiasm by customers and workers alike, all eager to regain some sense of normalcy.

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While many restaurants in Douglas County have reopened to inside dining, McDonald’s has not been one of them. And that partial closure is likely to continue for at least a few more weeks, said the owner of five McDonald’s in the county.

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After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to wine tastings and consumption, Gov. Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase 1 reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms on Thursday, May 7. Many Oregon winery tasting rooms opened Friday, including in Douglas County tasting rooms.

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The Brown’s Shoe Fit Co., which for 25 years has anchored a spot on Jackson Street in downtown Roseburg, selling popular brands and custom made orthopedic shoes, is closing for good.

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Umpqua Health Alliance handed out more than $150,000 last month to community partners through the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help feed, house and otherwise assist vulnerable Douglas County residents.

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Two Douglas County businesses joined with a group of other Oregon businesses to file a complaint this week in federal court against Gov. Kate Brown, claiming she violated their constitutional rights by deciding which businesses could remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Umpqua Community College’s board of education voted to cancel its Toyota T-Ten and general automotive programs and begin work immediately toward establishing a new one-year automotive certificate program.

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Paul O’Brien Winery in Roseburg is the result of two decades of friendship and work between winemakers Dyson Paul DeMara and Scott O’Brien Kelley. The two met while working at Robert Mondavi Winery in the Napa Valley. Over the years they have immersed themselves in winemaking both in the U.S…

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The Umpqua Economic Development Partnership is conducting a survey of Douglas County businesses in an effort to gauge the effect the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had on the regional economy.

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The Cow Creek Tribe of Umpqua Band of Indians recently gave a nonprofit organization located in Jackson County $7,700 to buy two 3D printers, which are being used to make personal protective equipment and medical equipment for healthcare workers in Southwest Oregon.

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With most of the businesses closed and those that are open only serving customers on a limited basis, you would think things would be quiet in downtown Roseburg.

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It’s clearer now than ever how critical health care is to our local communities. That’s why it’s vital we create local educational and training opportunities here in Douglas County to provide a reliable pipeline of providers. The Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center is a big piece of the…

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We hope you all are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Glendale has been pulling through this very well. Residents are following guidelines but are very anxious to get life back to normal, as is everyone!

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More than 800 Douglas County residents filed for unemployment insurance last week, a stark number but still considerably less than the number of people who filed at the beginning of the month, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Employment Department.

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The COVID-19 crises is a double-whammy the likes of which I’ve never seen in my life, and I’ve been around a while. Not only have tens of thousands of people across the country died from the virus, but millions of people have lost their jobs and are struggling mightily to get by.

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I want to thank everyone who is staying home and self-isolating for the last month. I know it hasn’t been easy, especially with the weather turning so beautiful the last couple of weeks. I have seen more people out and about over the last week than I have in a while when I have walked my pug…

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The newest park in Myrtle Creek has miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails set amid a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills. It also has putting greens, fairways and a driving range.