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Three weeks ago, Interim Director Dave Whitmer had no idea he’d be moving to Southern Oregon to run the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. And he doesn’t plan to stay more than a year. But while he’s here, he hopes to stabilize the struggling VA and change it for the better. Then, he’…

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Julie Rasmussen, 8, of Roseburg was enthusiastic about creating a Valentine’s Day card for a veteran Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley in Roseburg.

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A surgeon who was fired from the Eugene clinic of the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center said outgoing Director Doug Paxton was still retaliating against him in January, after VA investigators interviewed hundreds of VA employees about whistle-blower retaliation. Paxton stepped down th…