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.
The Roseburg Dream Center is moving out of the basement of the Foundation Fellowship church in downtown Roseburg at the end of the month.
DRAIN — Census workers waited under a bright blue canopy tent outside the Drain post office Tuesday, greeting every person who walked by and asking them if they had filled out the 2020 census.
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.
MYRTLE CREEK — A leak in one of the Myrtle Creek water mains Monday night led city officials to ask residents to voluntarily conserve water while city crews work on repairs.
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.
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…
The City of Roseburg is in line to receive more than $700,000 from the state to help deal with expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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, …
Douglas County has received a $1.4 million state grant to help repeat offenders for whom mental health or substance abuse treatment might be more effective than a stint in jail.
For Sam Gross, owner of Loggers Tap House in Roseburg, the restrictions on his restaurant related to COVID-19 have been hard to handle, but he thought he had finally found a workable formula.
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 …
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…
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.
It has been five years since Jim Clymer died unhoused. Members of Housing First Umpqua, who keep his photograph at the top of their Facebook page, said he died waiting to get into rehab.
Move Oregon’s Border Chief Petitioner Mike McCarter has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Eugene in hopes of getting the grassroots movement’s proposal onto the ballot in 17 counties this November.
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…
Local agencies called for more collaboration and the creation of a commission to help solve the homelessness problem during presentations to the Roseburg City Council on Monday night.
Parents and community members throughout Douglas County are ready to get children back to schools according to multiple surveys, and school districts are working to figure out how to make that happen while coronavirus restrictions remain in place.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s 2020-21 budget Wednesday with a few last-minute modifications, some in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A public hearing for the 2020-21 Douglas County budget proceeded relatively quietly Wednesday, with just one member of the public commenting on it.