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On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic Nominee Joe Biden named his running mate: California Sen. Kamala Harris. Some Democrats in Douglas County see the pairing as a healing force for the nation, while Republicans say the duo won’t act in the community’s best interest.

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The board overseeing the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center had little to say Tuesday during an emergency meeting prompted by news that $10 million that had been earmarked for the project by the Oregon Legislature was no longer available.

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Heading into the 4th of July weekend, state inspectors announced that they intended to conduct spot checks in bars, restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms and other places that serve alcohol in an effort to enforce state face covering and physical distancing requirements.

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Voters in Winston will get to decide whether to ease restrictions on dispensaries in the city, and, if so, whether to add an extra local tax to those new businesses.

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What can you do with someone who clearly needs mental health treatment but refuses to get it? How do you come up with the funds to provide services for the homeless on a tight budget with more severe cuts likely to come? And how do you get public input during a pandemic, when public meetings…

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The City of Roseburg Public Works Department will be performing maintenance work on more than a dozen streets on Monday and Tuesday. Workers will be applying slurry seals to the following street sections in Roseburg, weather permitting.

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It was just about a year ago that supporters of a medical college in Roseburg got a bit of good news/bad news from the Oregon State Legislature. Legislators had approved $10 million for the college — short of the $15 million-$20 million that local supporters had hoped for, but still enough, …

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Restaurant patrons will have more options to dine al fresco following the Roseburg City Council’s vote Monday to allow stores and shops in the city to set up seating in parking spaces in front of the business.

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County health officials reported nine people with new positive test results for COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of positive and presumed cases to 116 — a 170% increase since July 1.

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The limits on how many customers a store or restaurant can serve at one time due to COVID-19 restrictions has put outdoor dining and retail space at a premium. To help businesses out, the City of Roseburg is looking at two proposals that would provide extra outdoor accommodations by letting …

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The unemployment rate in Douglas County is trending downward, but still remains in double digits, according to information released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department.

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Like most mornings, Tim Edmondson arrived at the Roseburg Dream Center on Monday to a line of people waiting for some food, a little conversation, maybe a smile. The center gives a hand up to those in need in the downtown Roseburg area, including scores of homeless people. It is closed Frida…

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Efforts to increase the stock of affordable housing in the area got a boost this week with the news that a developer has been awarded a $9.8 million state grant to build a 144-unit apartment complex off Diamond Lake Boulevard, just east of downtown Roseburg.

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Five more agencies who provide services to the homeless have been asked to address the Roseburg City Council on Monday, as city officials continue to educate themselves on the issue as they wrestle with the problem of homelessness.

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Plans for the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center, which has been years in the making and is intended to address the shortage of medical professionals in the region as well as provide an economic boost to Douglas County, took a turn this week with the announcement that the $10 million i…

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With its large space, larger beer selection, popular pizzas and planned activities like trivia night, Loggers Tap House in Roseburg was a thriving business with seemingly even brighter days ahead.

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in Oregon, with 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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In 1851, the Oregon Territorial Legislature gave Douglas County its name, saying as it did so that it was naming it after U.S. Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois who championed Oregon’s adoption.