Two Douglas County businesses joined with a group of other Oregon businesses to file a complaint this week in federal court against Gov. Kate Brown, claiming she violated their constitutional rights by deciding which businesses could remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday’s Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting wasn’t livestreamed and no video appears to have been archived of the meeting.
Douglas County is about to lose $1 million in income from its agreement to house Oregon Department of Corrections inmates in the Douglas County Jail.
Expect to see less furniture, and people, at your local wine tasting room. Look for restaurants to have somewhat limited menus, and possibly hours — at least initially — as they begin to expand offerings.
The League of Women Voters, an organization that turned 100 this year, expects to serve an unprecedented number of Americans this year through Vote411.org. This one-stop shop website provides information on voter registration, candidate information and on how and where to cast ballots.
As ballots have been sent to voters throughout Douglas County, those living within the boundaries of the Roseburg school district are asked to vote on a $94 million bond levy that is said to improve safety, security, vocational education and make improvements districtwide.
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office won’t enforce the governor’s executive orders against businesses that choose to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students may no longer be in buildings, but that doesn’t mean that learning has stopped in Oregon — it has changed.
Promoting downtown Roseburg and its hundreds of businesses was one thing. But doing that while overseeing parking enforcement and keeping the area clean of trash proved to be too much for the Downtown Roseburg Association, and the City Council took steps to change that Monday.
An analysis by The News-Review, comparing the number of COVID-19 tests each county has reported to the Oregon Health Authority with that county’s population, showed that as of Tuesday Douglas County had tested 6.6 people per thousand population.
More funding for rural counties and assistance for small businesses are high on U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s agenda for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 800 Douglas County residents filed for unemployment insurance last week, a stark number but still considerably less than the number of people who filed at the beginning of the month, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Employment Department.
The Douglas County commissioners Wednesday announced plans to send a letter to Gov. Kate Brown, urging her to begin allowing businesses to reopen Saturday in five Southwest Oregon counties.
There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Douglas County, according to the Douglas Public Health Network.
The good news: The IRS has set up an online feature that allows you to check the status of your federal check that is part of the recently passed stimulus package — and it works.
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is responsible for workplace safety and health, announced this week that it will be “ramping up its enforcement activity” following an avalanche of COVID-19-related complaints it has received over the past several weeks.
The first and third Saturday of each month is when Christopher Hutton sets his sights on doing the Lord’s work. Hutton and his Under the Bridge ministry pack about three dozen sack lunches and head out into the streets and woods to do what they can to help the homeless with food, and maybe a hug.