Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman was invited to the White House to hear President Donald Trump speak about the environment.
Oregon’s U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden this past week urged Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie not to repeat past mistakes when it comes to veterans receiving care outside the VA.
The rainstorms that brought landslides and floods in April have been declared a major disaster by the federal government, Sen. Ron Wyden announced in a press release Wednesday.
WILBUR — Hundreds of truckers from around Douglas County and beyond departed for Salem early Thursday to protest a piece of legislation they believe threatens their livelihood.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, said in a conference call with Oregon reporters Thursday he’s still not sure why the Trump administration called recently for all 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers to be shut down or privatized.
An amendment that would protect Civilian Conservation Centers like the Wolf Creek Job Corps in Glide passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday on a bipartisan 313-109 vote.
Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center Director Gabe Wishart said Thursday his staff remains mission-focused, despite uncertainty about the program’s future.
The Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Glide trains students, often those who don’t respond well to more traditional schooling or work training, to pass the GED or learn job skills like construction, forest conservation and firefighting.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman were among the leaders of a rally on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse Thursday afternoon to announce the reintroduction of federal legislation that would permanently restore the Secure Rural Schools program that has …
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and conservationists Frank and Jeanne Moore were honored Tuesday for their work protecting a 100,000 acre stretch of the North Umpqua River now known as the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Management Area.
The Veterans for Peace 181 will hold a protest against a possible war with Iran from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in front of Fred Meyer on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg.
WASHINGTON — Private tensions between Justice Department leaders and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team broke into public view in extraordinary fashion Wednesday as Attorney General William Barr pushed back at the special counsel’s “snitty” complaints over his handling of the Trump-Russia…
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina college student slain while confronting a gunman in his classroom was being given a hero’s send-off Thursday as his body is taken back to his hometown with a police escort.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school.
Idleyld Park conservationists Frank and Jeanne Moore represent what’s best about Oregon and deserve the honor of having their names attached to nearly 100,000 acres of Forest Service land that will now be managed to protect wild salmonids, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon said in an interview w…
President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan public lands package of bills Tuesday. As part of that package, two areas in Douglas County have been set aside for protection.
Protections for two Douglas County areas received the nod from the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
Local cannabis dispensary owners and managers hope a hearing at the U.S. House Financial Services Committee will mean better access to banking options.
The League of Women Voters will hold a forum on redistricting next week, as well as sponsoring a video and discussion event on healthcare.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a large package of bills Tuesday on public lands that includes protections for lands across the nation, including several Oregon rivers and two Douglas County sites.
Nestled in the mammoth public lands package under consideration in the U.S. Senate this week are pieces of legislation that would protect two of Douglas County’s wild places.
TRI CITY — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley believes immigrant families coming over the border should be treated with respect while their claims are processed. He also wants to get dark money out of politics and create clean energy jobs.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, will hold a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the South Umpqua High School gym in Myrtle Creek.
Federally funded food assistance programs in Douglas County will continue through February in spite of the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to local officials.
President Donald Trump addressed the nation Tuesday night from the Oval Office to make his case for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border.
A partial federal government shutdown is entering its third week as an impasse between lawmakers and the White House over funding for a southern border wall persists.
Longtime U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Local farmers market advocates are cheering a recently passed federal farm bill for providing permanent funding for state farmers market grants.
After numerous visits and interviews around the country, the Federal Commission for School Safety released its final report on improving school safety.
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, introduced legislation Thursday intended to provide financial security for rural counties that have been hit hard by decreased federal timber harvests.
HOUSTON — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.