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.
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.
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.
Longtime U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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.
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.
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.
Douglas County officials and Oregon’s Congressional delegation hailed the extension of Secure Rural Schools payments for two years as a victory last month, when the 2018 omnibus spending bill including the payments was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump.
Restored federal Secure Rural Schools payments to Douglas County and other timber-dependent counties are in the 2018 omnibus spending bill, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, announced Wednesday. The payments are included in a spending package which emerged from negotiations between Congressional lea…
Congressional candidate Art Robinson paid Cambridge Analytica $20,000 in 2014 to collect data on how to hone his campaign message to potential voters, according to federal election records. He was one of the first American politicians to use the service.
President Donald Trump’s proposal to replace some food stamp benefits with pre-packaged “harvest boxes” seems like a step backward to United Community Action Network Director Mike Fieldman and FISH Food Pantry Board President John Sloan.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, said investigators wrapped up more than 200 interviews with Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees just before Christmas.
Cave Junction chemist Art Robinson wants to make a fifth try for the Congressional seat held by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, but it appears he will face at least three challengers in the May 2018 Republican primary.
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians will have 17,519 acres of land returned to them if President Donald Trump signs a bill that passed the U.S. Senate Thursday night.