CHARLESTON — On Jan. 1, Rob Gensorek of Basin Tackle in Charleston had to stop providing plastic bags to his customers and start charging them at least 5 cents for every paper bag they took out of the store.
Many shoppers at Sherm’s Thunderbird Market Tuesday said they were happy to collect their groceries in reusable or paper bags on the eve of a new law banning plastic checkout bags.
Douglas County truckers and loggers did what they could to put a proverbial lid on the cap-and-trade bill that was sent to Oregon’s Senate this past June.
SALEM — Republican Knute Buehler, who unsuccessfully ran for Oregon governor in 2018, announced his candidacy Tuesday for a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Greg Walden.
SALEM — Hundreds of protesters wearing red, including a couple dozen from Douglas County, covered the steps of the Capitol building in Salem on Thursday to rally against the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.
Owners of fuel-efficient and electric cars will pay more to register their vehicles next year than the owners of gas-guzzling pickups and SUVs.
The timber industry and environmentalists are headed toward a showdown over forest management that could bring as many as nine ballot measures before the voters next November.
State Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, received the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Associated Liquor Stores of Oregon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven Oregon state lawmakers have submitted a letter opposing a request to extend the public comment period for the Jordan Cove Energy Project.
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.
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.