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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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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.