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Next year residents of Douglas County should see continued low unemployment, a strong housing market for homeowners offset by a shortage of affordable housing and a relatively steady forest products industry, a panel of experts said this week at the Economic Forecast 2020. However, looming o…

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It’s been more than 2 1/2 years since the Roseburg City Council settled on a set of goals it wanted to pursue, and on Tuesday, the council met to hammer out its priorities for the next two years.

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The City of Roseburg Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for the funding of tourism-related projects within the Roseburg area. All applications submitted must fulfill the objective to attract visitors to Roseburg. These funds are available from the Roseburg hotel/motel …

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OK, so let’s get this straight from the jump: Everything I know about the timber industry could fit on the head of a pin. That’s not good for a business reporter, considering how critical the industry is to the Douglas County economy — 6,600 jobs and an annual economic output of $1.5 billion.

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I’m typically not a big fan of meetings, especially ones I’ll have to attend. But there are four happening this week that I’m actually looking forward to because of their potential to shed light on and even impact the economic landscape in Douglas County. (Reader Tip: There is a must-read it…

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Contractors working in Douglas County racked up more than a dozen violations of state regulations during a recent sweep of contractors in Southern Oregon.

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The Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday unanimously rejected rate increases for depositing trash at the landfill and transfer sites. The increases were recommended by the county’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

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It has been years in the making and described as one of the biggest economic, educational and cultural projects to come along in recent memory not just for Douglas County, but all of Southern Oregon.

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Monthly parking rates at four downtown Roseburg lots will increase at the beginning of January 2020.

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The federal government’s efforts to recruit workers for the 2020 U.S. Census got off to a rocky start Tuesday when two scheduled events never got off the ground, and Census Bureau staffers at another event said they couldn’t talk about it.

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As part of the launch of the 2020 Census recruitment campaign, the U.S. Census Bureau is hosting three recruitment events in Roseburg on Tuesday.

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The Roseburg Public Library has been a big hit since it reopened in January, and its popularity will likely continue to grow after a move Monday to provide library cards to more people.

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The Bureau of Land Management has released its environmental assessment for the reclassification of more than 30,000 acres of public domain lands, including acreage in Douglas County, as part of the implementation of the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act.

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The Douglas County Veterans Service Office will be closed to all walk-in visitors and appointments during the week of Oct. 14-18, while staff members attend an annual training.