About 50 people filed into a yellow school bus and headed up forest roads near Rock Creek for Douglas Timber Operators’ annual forestry tour Thursday. The tour featured a survey of Roseburg Forest Products timberlands.
Faculty from the Oregon State University College of Forestry held a listening session about the future of the Elliot State Forest at the Douglas County Extension Office in Roseburg on Thursday night.
Government agencies could be fined up to $200 if they ignore or improperly delay the release of legally-requested public records under a bill signed by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday.
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown announced a plan Thursday to limit Oregon’s unique tax rebate known as the kicker, saying she wants to divert $500 million in tax credits away from the state’s top income earners to pay down pension costs and invest in rural housing.
The Student Success Act, touted as a solution for funding woes facing Oregon schools, has been decried by some Douglas County business owners as bad for business and bad for consumers.
Oregon environmental regulators denied a key certification for the Jordan Cove Energy Project on Monday, dealing a blow to the proposed natural gas pipeline.
Seven Oregon state lawmakers have submitted a letter opposing a request to extend the public comment period for the Jordan Cove Energy Project.
A senate bill that would create the Oregon Winery and Winemakers Task Force was referred to the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.
Eddie Eagle has been teaching children in Douglas County about guns since 1988, but Senate Bill 801 has restarted a debate on when to start teaching gun safety.
A bill proposed in the Oregon State Legislature would prevent parents from refusing required immunizations on behalf of their children for philosophical reasons.
Local property managers and landlords say Oregon’s first-in-the-nation rent control law will hurt the state in the long run by discouraging developers and pushing homeowners to sell off their units.
The Umpqua Valley Republican Women will host a speaker on proposed cap-and-trade legislation at its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kowloon's Restaurant, 2686 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.
A truly independent commission should determine where the boundaries of the state legislative and congressional districts should be set after they’re redrawn in 2021, according to the League of Women Voters of Oregon.
Two legal interns who say they were sexually harassed by former state senator Jeff Kruse of Roseburg have filed a lawsuit against him and the legislative assembly.
The League of Women Voters will hold a forum on redistricting next week, as well as sponsoring a video and discussion event on healthcare.
This year, Oregon legislators will consider banning adults younger than 21 from buying guns. They’ll also decide whether to mandate that guns be kept under lock and key.
Douglas County government and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians submitted letters of interest to the State Land Board last week saying they would like to buy the Elliott State Forest.
Elkton, which was virtually split down the middle in the 2016 presidential election, was again closely divided in this year’s elections.
Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, will keep his state Senate seat. In unofficial final results released Wednesday night by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, the Republican senator defeated Democratic challenger Shannon Souza of Coos Bay by 64.3 percent to 35.5 percent.
The incumbents are raising a lot more money than their challengers in the legislative races for House Districts 2 and 7 and Senate Districts 1 and 4.
At 33, Dallas Heard is the youngest member of the Oregon Senate by about a decade. He got his start in politics four years ago, at 29, when he was elected the youngest member of the House, representing District 2.
Four candidates for three state legislative positions discussed the economy, education, healthcare and other issues at the League of Women Voters legislative candidate forum Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg.
Shannon Souza will be allowed a seat at a Tuesday candidate forum after all. The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley announced Friday it was reversing an earlier decision to not seat Souza. The original decision was made because her opponent, Interim Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, had dec…
The slate of legislative candidates who will appear at the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley's forum next Tuesday continues to shift.