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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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Janet Lamm addressed the Roseburg City Council with a dire message: she and her neighbors on Kendall Street near Micelli Park are tired of the homeless people camping along the South Umpqua River near their properties, which she said has persisted for years.

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J.K. Lamm has had enough. Enough of the trash. Enough of the yelling and fighting at night. Enough of the overt drug use.

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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.

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The City of Roseburg is utilizing Zoom to provide a Stay Home, Stay Safe way to conduct its public meetings. The regular city council meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, will be the first one conducted virtually via the video communication tool.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Three people have applied to take the Roseburg City Council seat formerly held by Tom Ryan, who abruptly announced his resignation in December after serving on the council for nearly 20 years, and with three years left on his term.

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The last time the Roseburg City Council adopted a long-range transportation plan, in 2006, it called for $100 million worth of work to be done in the first five years of the plan. The city had nowhere near that kind of money to spend, and many of the projects fell by the wayside.

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The Roseburg City Council meeting was nearing an end after stretching for more than three hours Monday night when Councilor Brian Prawitz clearly had enough. During his closing comments he turned to Councilor Ashley Hicks and let loose.

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The Roseburg City Council, at its regular meeting Monday, voted to accept Councilor Tom Ryan’s resignation and begin the process of filling the council seat. The City is seeking qualified applicants, who live in Ward 2 of Roseburg, to apply for a seat on the City Council. Roseburg residents …

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The City of Roseburg continues to make significant strides in a number of areas, including residential and commercial developments, public safety and cracking down on derelict properties, Mayor Larry Rich said at his annual State of the City address Monday.