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Douglas County sits in one of the few remaining purple congressional districts in the country, meaning the voters in the district, which stretches from Albany through most of Southwest Oregon, including Eugene, are closely split between Democrats and Republicans.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.

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PORTLAND — Relief from putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires across the West won’t come until later in the week or beyond, scientists and forecasters say, and the hazy and gunk-filled skies might stick around for even longer.

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OAKLAND — For the small group of officials standing on a nearby access road and looking up at the Oakland Bridge on Tuesday morning, it was easy to see why this 95-year-old bridge is due — or perhaps more accurately, overdue — for replacement next year.

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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.

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Republican congressional candidate Alek Skarlatos criticized his Democratic opponent Rep. Peter DeFazio this week, saying he had remained silent in response to last weekend’s rioting in Eugene.

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Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House, has endorsed Roseburg Republican Alek Skarlatos in his race against Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, for the Fourth District seat.

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Republican Alek Skarlatos raised more money in campaign donations in April than Democratic incumbent Rep. Peter DeFazio, according to candidate campaign finance filings with the Federal Election Commission.

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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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The Umpqua Public Transportation District will receive close to half a million dollars in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio announced this week.

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President Donald Trump’s approval Sunday of a major disaster declaration for the state of Oregon will ultimately result in additional money to help the health care system and local businesses in Douglas and other Oregon counties, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman said Monday.