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This was an eventful year — COVID-19, economic uncertainty, the presidential election, and wildfires up and down the West Coast were just a few of the top headlines.

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In 2004 a group consisting of a legislator and a team of journalists stumbled upon a ghastly sight while touring the Oregon State Hospital. They discovered a dusty forgotten shed-like structure with over 3,500 copper tins with unclaimed human cremains inside. It was referred to as the “room …

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In the 1930s, Oregon experienced a series of large, catastrophic forest fires, including what became known as the Tillamook Burn. Beginning at a logging operation in 1933, it eventually burned 355,000 acres.

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In 1851, the Oregon Territorial Legislature gave Douglas County its name, saying as it did so that it was naming it after U.S. Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, a senator from Illinois who championed Oregon’s adoption.

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With 2.8 million confirmed cases and 200,000 deaths worldwide — including more than 900,000 cases and nearly 50,00 deaths in the U.S., we all now realize that the coronavirus pandemic has become the worst global health crisis in our lifetimes. But, as The News-Review reporter Jon Mitchell re…

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A state official suggested social distancing without using the phrase, emphasizing it would be “dangerous to have any kind of gatherings where people could congregate.” Meanwhile, a state health official warned that lifting such restrictions too early could result in devastating consequences.

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Tucked inside today’s News-Review is a special section that we encourage you to spend some time with. “Douglas County Timber: Past, Present, Future” is just what the name implies — a comprehensive look at the timber industry in the region, and the impact it has had on this community, over th…

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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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When KC and Savannah McKillip were looking for a spot to put their second Backside Brewing Co. pub, one of the things that sold them on the property they eventually chose was its history.

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The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will present a historical slideshow entitled "Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Roseburg Public Library South Umpqua Room, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

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It seems only fitting that the space that housed Roseburg Book & Stationery should come back to life just before Halloween. After all, the building is more than a century old and said to be haunted; even the reopening itself has been shrouded in a bit of mystery.

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Take a tour through the reconstruction of historic Fort Umpqua while historic re-enactors demonstrate the life of a pioneer.