There is just one school board position in Douglas County that won’t have a candidate on the ballot for the May 18 special election.
Voters in Oregon approved Measure 110 by a 59% to 41% margin, making Oregon the first state in the country to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illicit street drugs.
Abbie Malek didn’t hesitate to say why she joined close to six dozen people on Saturday for a rally in Roseburg in support of President Donald Trump.
Douglas County residents, on the whole, broadly agreed with each other on the candidates and most of the issues in Tuesday’s election.
Controversial Roseburg City Councilor Ashley Hicks was defeated Tuesday by challenger and political newcomer Patrice Sipos in the race for the Ward 4, Position 2 seat.
Most Douglas County residents faced choices between incumbent Republican state legislators and Democratic challengers in this election.
Voters have until 8 p.m. on Tuesday to turn in their ballots for the 2020 general election.
Chris Jennings is 66, retired, and lives on social security income of $1,200 per month.
More than half of Douglas County voters have already turned in their ballots.
As Democratic state Senate candidate Kat Stone sends out campaign texts to likely voters, she said she’s all too frequently receiving the same question back from voters — if you’re running for Senate, why aren’t you in the Voters’ Pamphlet?
As of Thursday evening, 25,054 Douglas County ballots — 29.82% of the total — have already been returned.
Incumbent Republicans Sen. Dallas Heard and Rep. Gary Leif have raised quite a bit more money than their Democratic challengers in the legislative races for Senate District 1 and House District 2.
Douglas County voters had already returned 11,000 ballots as of Tuesday evening. That's 13.22% of the ballots mailed to county residents.
Residents in Winston will be voting on whether to ease restrictions on cannabis shops in the city and, if so, whether to tax them locally, while in Reedsport, where such shops are already allowed, voters will weigh in on whether to add a local tax to those shops.
Republican candidate for U.S. House District 4 Alek Skarlatos continues to outpace incumbent Peter DeFazio in fundraising, according to the two campaigns’ quarterly reports to the Federal Election Commission this week.
Republican Alek Skarlatos has taken some heat from Democratic opponent Peter DeFazio over a statement he made last month that he would oppose another COVID-19 relief package.
Patrice Sipos is challenging incumbent Ashley Hicks for the Ward 4, Position 2 seat on the Roseburg City Council. The News-Review included a biography on each candidate and printed their answers to the same seven questions.
Patrick Lewandowski and Sheri Moothart are competing for Linda Fisher-Fowler’s Ward 1, Position 2 seat on the Roseburg City Council. Fisher-Fowler’s seat became open when she decided not to seek another term.
Douglas County voters will get to weigh in this election on whether they’d like to ditch Oregon and become part of Idaho.
Democrat Kat Stone is challenging incumbent Republican Dallas Heard in state Senate District 1.
Republican Rep. Gary Leif of Roseburg faces a challenger in the 2020 election who isn’t mounting much of a campaign.
Democratic Oregon Senate District 1 candidate Kat Stone of Roseburg is holding a series of virtual town halls this month and next on issues important to Southern Oregonians.
Douglas County sits in one of the few remaining purple congressional districts in the country, meaning the voters in the district, which stretches from Albany through most of Southwest Oregon, including Eugene, are closely split between Democrats and Republicans.
Douglas County Republican Headquarters in downtown Roseburg was vandalized again late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
Oregon Ballot Measure 110 proposes a major change in the way the state handles drug addiction.
Measure 109 would legalize therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, better known as magic mushrooms, in the state of Oregon.
New taxes on nicotine vaping and higher taxes on cigarettes and cigars would be created if voters approve Measure 108.
The first of four statewide ballot measures in front of voters this November could lead to limits on campaign contributions.
Douglas County residents who have been displaced by the Archie Creek Fire will still be able to vote in Oregon’s mail-in election this November.
Douglas County voters will be asked to weigh in this November on whether they’d like to continue living in Oregon or they would prefer to live in Idaho instead.