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Roseburg City Councilwoman Ashley Hicks is known for speaking her mind, even if it gets her in trouble. That’s what happened in late February, when the city council punished Hicks for her advocacy of a homeless shelter. The News-Review caught up with Hicks to see how things are going during …

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Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice said the county is doing all it can to get small businesses what information is available about both state and federal programs that could help them weather the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s a team effort with The Partnership and other …

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By now we have all heard of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law last week. Broadly speaking it is aimed at helping individuals and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Last week, a record 3.3 million people filed for unemployment benefits. As our economy continues to deal with the economic repercussions of the battle against COVID-19, jobless claims will continue to climb. That’s why it’s so important that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

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A Douglas County girl who was sexually assaulted for at least a year is suing her abuser, who is in prison for the crime, for more than $2 million for sexual abuse of a child and emotional distress.

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The announcement this week that Umpqua Transit was cutting back on its bus service due to outfall from the COVID-19 outbreak is a tough pill to swallow for the agency and the countless people that rely on its commuter services to get around.

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Oregon cities up and down the coast have a message for anyone thinking of coming to visit: Stay Away. And if you don’t heed that warning, you could be fined or even arrested.

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The Stewart Park Drive Bridge will be closed to vehicle and foot traffic on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., while crews from the Roseburg public works department conduct an inspection.

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We suspect by now some of you have heard about them in drips and dribbles, the small acts of kindness that members of our community have shown to one another during these trying times.

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Cannibis dispensaries in the area are managing to stay afloat in spite of the coronavirus outbreak, and a recent change in the law allowing them to provide curbside service is intended to help keep them in business.

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In an attempt to answer frequently asked questions relating to the enforcement of the Governor’s Executive Order 20-12, “Stay Home, Save Lives,” the Oregon State Police is offering the following guidance.

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Insurance companies in Oregon will be extending grace periods for premium payments, postponing policy cancellations and nonrenewals and extending deadlines for reporting claims, following an order from the state Department of Consumer and Business Services.

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It was just a little over three weeks ago when Oregon’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Since then so much has changed — as of Wednesday morning 209 cases have been detected in Oregon, including eight people who have died — that it’s hard to keep up. And not just with the dizzying spre…

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The City of Roseburg, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to promote social distancing, is implementing temporary changes to the public’s access to City Hall. Beginning Monday, residents are urged to conduct business with the city via phone and email.

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Evidence of the concern surrounding the spreading coronavirus was evident throughout Monday’s Roseburg City Council meeting, including the limit on how many could attend, the somber discussion of actions taken by city officials and law enforcement and the declaration of a state of emergency.

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Beginning Monday, the public will be able to watch Roseburg City Council meetings live via various electronic means. These options conform to the recent COVID-19 executive orders from the Governor. To watch Monday’s meeting, which is scheduled to start at 7 pm, go towww.CityofRoseburg.org an…

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The Roseburg City Council will hold its scheduled meeting on Monday but there will be a few changes, including limiting the number of attendees to 25. Here is a notice the city sent out Thursday afternoon:

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The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is allowing the return of unused, unopened malt beverages, wine, cider and distilled liquor purchased for events that are canceled or will pass their sell-by date on or before April 17, due to COVID-19.

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The owner of the long-vacant Ride Aid, which has been an eyesore in downtown Roseburg for more than a decade, is seeking permission to tear down part of the building.

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Preliminary approval has been granted for a 144-unit apartment complex slated to be constructed on Sunshine Road in the Diamond Lake Boulevard corridor.