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In court Wednesday, a U.S. District Court Magistrate said if the Donald Trump Administration doesn’t take the deposition of the plaintiffs in the Juliana v. United States case — the climate lawsuit brought by 21 young plaintiffs —it forfeits its right to take their deposition.

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A lawsuit filed against the state by multiple Oregon counties alleging deficient logging on state forestlands will go to trial without first being reviewed by the Oregon Court of Appeals, a Linn County Circuit Court judge decided Monday.

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The old Lookingglass landfill property that the county had formerly proposed be converted to an off-highway vehicle recreation area is now being leased to an organization that plans to allow Douglas County Search and Rescue groups to train there.

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In a telephone hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken discussed new motions the Trump Administration has filed in Juliana v. United States, the climate lawsuit brought by 21 young plaintiffs. One motion renews the administration’s objections to proceeding to trial and asks th…

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After the seventh time Douglas County extended the timeline for construction to begin on the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline in December, local petitioners sought to reverse the county’s decision in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday.

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The Umpqua Valley has a variety of sites showing off the natural world and its inhabitants, from fish to butterflies and flowers to elk.

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Last fall, 47 households in Douglas County participated in a group purchase of ductless heat pumps that was sponsored by Douglas County Smart Energy. Depending on the circumstances of the home, the ductless heat pump can reduce electricity use by 50 to 75 percent compared to electric resista…