State Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, has been appointed vice chairman of the newly created Interim House Committee on Water.
Local veterans are mounting a letter-writing campaign to push the state to recommit funds toward a proposed veterans home on the Roseburg Veterans Affairs campus.
SALEM — A pair of Oregon nonprofits that combat hunger and food insecurity criticized a proposed federal rule change that could result in 3.1 million people losing food aid benefits nationwide.
After the recent highly contentious session at the Oregon State Legislature, Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, said he tried to come up with an analogy for what it was like.
SALEM — Some Republicans in Oregon aren’t on board with the party’s attempt to recall Gov. Kate Brown, saying conservatives should instead focus their efforts on winning the next election.
At the Roseburg City Council meeting Monday, councilors questioned lobbyists who worked to obtain state funding for a proposed allied and mental health college in Roseburg.
The City of Roseburg will remain a funding partner for a proposed allied and mental health college despite the project receiving less money from the Oregon State Legislature than city officials hoped, they said.
About 30 Douglas County hunters attended a meeting at Backside Brewing on Tuesday to ask questions about major changes being proposed to Oregon’s big game hunting regulations.
Although the contest of wills between Republicans and Democrats absorbed a lot of oxygen during the 2019 legislative session, there was a lot of other business taking place underneath the surface of that conflict.
For those who want to buy fruits and vegetables from local farmers but struggle to afford them, recently allocated state funding will soon help cover costs for low-income families.
Roseburg’s medical college is one step closer to being built after the Oregon State Legislature approved $10 million in state lottery bonding for the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center.
Supporters of House Bill 2020, including members of the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition, canceled a planned rally in Salem on Tuesday citing safety concerns. But opponents of the bill planned to drive their trucks to the Capitol on Thursday for a rally of their own.
One of the most popular coffee companies in Douglas County found itself in some hot water with customers after the company’s name appeared on a letter supporting House Bill 2020, the carbon cap-and-trade bill which is dividing the state.
Shortly before Democratic Gov. Kate Brown ordered Oregon State Police troopers to force the Republican senators back to the Capitol on Thursday, state Sen. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, was driving out of the state with grumpy kids in the car, and telling The News-Review he feels Democrats are ou…
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.