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.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, introduced the Wildfire-Resilient Communities Act last week. The bill aims to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, along with the smoke and economic losses those fires cause.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio said Tuesday he’s working in the most partisan, divided Congress he’s served in since he joined the House in 1987.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said the Republican-led Senate focused on all the wrong things in 2017, prioritizing what people in power want over the needs of the working class.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is feeling optimistic about the changes at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It’s like night and day, he said, over what it was just a few months ago.
Douglas County will join the rest of the nation in honoring the men and women who died serving their country with a variety of activities in several locations.
Congress passed the Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act Wednesday. It will allow Oregon tribes including the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to buy and sell their private lands just as other Americans do.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio Wednesday called for reforms and stronger oversight of veterans hospitals in testimony before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
As an on-again, off-again resident of the Big Island of Hawaii, Roseburg native Ryan Finlay is no stranger to the destruction caused by the Kilauea volcano.
Registered Republicans will choose from a crowded field of five candidates in the May primary for the Fourth Congressional District. Democrats will choose between longtime incumbent Peter DeFazio of Springfield and political newcomer Daniel Arcangel of Monmouth. The winners of each primary r…
The 190,000-acre Chetco Bar Fire raged through the forest Court Boice loved all his life and came perilously close to the town of Brookings in the summer of 2017. It was that devastating fire, and the belief that it was caused by poor public policy, that inspired Boice to run for Congress.