A library district will be on the May 15 ballot for Drain-area voters.
Voters have approved a tax on hospitals and health insurers that will help pay to keep low-income Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan.
The Douglas County Elections Office mailed out 74,929 ballots last week for the Jan. 23 special election. As of Wednesday afternoon, 7,225 ballots, 9.6 percent, had been returned, according to Douglas County Clerk Patricia Hitt.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, said investigators wrapped up more than 200 interviews with Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees just before Christmas.
Cave Junction chemist Art Robinson wants to make a fifth try for the Congressional seat held by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, but it appears he will face at least three challengers in the May 2018 Republican primary.
Measure 101 is on the ballot next month because three legislators weren’t happy with a House Bill passed by the legislature in July, said League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley member Anna Willman.
The last chance to register to vote in January's special election is just two weeks away, and right after New Year's Day.
Douglas County Commissioner Gary Leif sent out an appeal this week asking supporters to send him money for travel expenses.
Voters torpedoed a proposed Home Rule Charter for Douglas County on Tuesday. As of 9 p.m., with most votes counted, the results were 24 percent voting “yes” to 76 percent voting “no” on Home Rule, according to unofficial results.
DRAIN — Douglas County voters showed wide support in extending a measure that will continue to fund the North Douglas Fire and EMS District.
FLORENCE — Voters approved a renewal of a five-year local option levy to help the Siuslaw School District pay for physical education, vocational classes, fine arts and music, and career and technical education.
North Douglas Fire and EMS District officials hope voters will extend a property tax measure and continue the district’s progress in improving ambulance service and replacing equipment.