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With the resignation of Roseburg Sen. Jeff Kruse, Oregon law sets forth the process for appointing his replacement. While specific instructions will come from the office of Oregon secretary of state, some of the process became clear after talking to local elected officials and party members.

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A short legislative session begins next week, and Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, and Rep. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, say they hope Democratic legislators stick to business and avoid trying to rush through major legislation on complex issues like carbon cap and trade and a constitutional right to…

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While top Oregon political leaders called on state Sen. Jeff Kruse to resign immediately Thursday, a day after a female senator filed a formal complaint alleging years of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching, local Republicans chose to take a wait-and-see attitude.

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The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…

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The champion lamb at the 2017 Douglas County Lamb Show and Barbecue was purchased by Cascade Community Credit Union for $31 a pound. Buddy, raised by Ramsey Wilfong, 13, of Roseburg weighed in at 133 pounds, making the total sale price $4,123.