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The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s deadline to apply for disaster assistance passed Monday, but help for wildfire survivors is still available as FEMA is continuing its work with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

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By this time into a normal school year, students’ backpacks are crammed with books, supplies, forgotten snacks and lost homework. Complaints about back, shoulder and neck pain are typically a direct result of too much weight incorrectly distributed and carried without a second thought to pos…

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TODAYOvereaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Room 17, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Meetings will be held outside if weather permits during COVID restrictions. 541-637-8555.

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Thanks to a Grinch of a COVID-19 pandemic, Roseburg’s traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Douglas County Courthouse became virtual, much like other events this year. Roseburg Mayor Larry Rich, City Councilor Andrea Zielinski, Commissioner Tom Kress and Santa Claus himself wer…

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The shortage of affordable housing is already an issue in Roseburg and only expected to become more acute as the population grows. The growing problem was highlighted in a housing study done last year, which showed there will need to be more than 2,600 new housing units built in the next 20 …

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In 2004 a group consisting of a legislator and a team of journalists stumbled upon a ghastly sight while touring the Oregon State Hospital. They discovered a dusty forgotten shed-like structure with over 3,500 copper tins with unclaimed human cremains inside. It was referred to as the “room …

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For 28 years, the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights has made River Forks Park west of Roseburg a beacon of the holiday season. That tradition will continue, when more than a half-million lights and over 90 displays light up each night through Jan. 1.