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Concerning the crisis on our southern border and the illegal immigrants invited here by Biden, hardworking, tax-paying Americans are being forced to pay for these people's welfare by Biden's lies, anti-American hatred. Biden's a coward and a traitor. He should be impeached and run out of off…

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Since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, I have heard about many residents who are still a bit hesitant to get the vaccine. However, now that the vaccines have been out for several months, and they have been shown to be safe and effective, and with eligibility groups opening up, now is de…

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Children and adolescents have experienced an increase in mental health problems due to the isolation and lack of structure during the pandemic. Now just as students are returning to some semblance of normalcy, they are expected to spend their small amount of time in school at a computer answ…

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I wanted to spend a moment to thank and show appreciation to Sherm’s Thunderbird Market in Roseburg. They are the one grocery store in town that I’ve seen take the mask mandate seriously and conscientiously. I don’t see other stores do this. I had visited another grocery this Sunday morning,…

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Books can serve as valuable tools to help youth process emotions because children and teens identify with characters their age who experience similar situations. Often, books can act as catalysts for youth to talk about their feelings with friends and trusted adults.

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I grew up in the Umpqua valley. I remember opening of general trout fishing season in the rivers. It was a time anxiously waited for by me and friends. One such season I could not sleep waiting to head out to fish the Reston Ridge area. Other times we would load up the camper and spend the w…

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Dan Robertson, thank you for referring to my letter to the editor in The News-Review (March 26). I recall you and Shannon to be very nice folks. Make no mistake, I do not hate this powerful and effective woman liar, Nancy Pelosi. We are called to pray for and God all mighty has promised to p…

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I have been active in how the county governs and spends my tax dollars and specifically the granting of their Lookingglass site for $0 to Champagne Creek Ranch. Failing to connect with the county regarding public records for the March 5 Champagne Creek Ranch 2021 Challenge resulted in a Publ…

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In 1972, I was a young Air Force pilot (with Hollywood good looks) and a distinct "pilot swagger," thinking I could win the war... That sounds delusional given the opinion that the war was “unwinnable." I learned it was true (an opinion shamed by most Vietnam veterans)..

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When I interviewed with Smith College and Mount Holyoke, I was told if I could get a D with Professor Hoar, I could sweep A's with them. I pulled off a B minus, he forever changed me from a damsel in distress, to a responsible adult with reasoning skills.

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Bud Long (Talking dog story, March 24 letter to the editor, The News-Review) has doggedly hung on to his hatred of a powerful and effective woman leader, Nancy Pelosi. With shaggy dog story after shaggy dog story, Mr. Long and others have tried to demean Ms. Pelosi.

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I recently came across a website that shows all the bills for our State Legislature and how our representatives are voting. Check out https://gov.oregonlive.com/legislators/Dallas-Heard. There were 44 Bills so far and Dallas voted 'No' on 35 and 'Excused' on 9. I posted a question on his Fac…

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I never realized Douglas County, Oregon was a Third Word Country until I tried to gain equal access to Covid Vaccine. My husband and I are 72 and 71, respectively. We live near Elkton, Oregon. He is a cancer survivor and is increasingly infirm. I have high blood pressure. At present the clos…

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Many Douglas County businesses hit the coronavirus jackpot according to the U.S. Department of Treasury. More than 1,200 businesses headquartered in Douglas County received $158 million from the 2020 federal Paycheck Protection Program created to help small businesses keep workers employed d…

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As a long time cross country skier (25 winters in these mountains, snowpack permitting), I was discouraged to find that on most ski trips this season my favorite trails were covered with multiple snowmobile tracks. On one weekend, a couple rigs were still driving round and round over the tra…

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I was happy to see The News Review article "How Kids benefit from Being Read To" (March 20) because, for the last two years, I've been involved with a great program which sends books to local children that are ideal for reading aloud. It's an international program called Dolly Parton's Imagi…

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Thirty years ago, the City of Roseburg, Douglas County and community organizations such as UCAN became concerned about a widespread and growing shortage of decent affordable housing. With state and county assistance, and with the participation of community stakeholders, a dedicated affordabl…

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A few years ago, we were seated at the bar in a restaurant in Bend since regular seating was not available. I struck up a conversation with a gentleman sitting next to me, he was an out-of-town contractor doing a job in town. Since I am a retired General Contractor we had something to talk a…

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In regards to your article about the Black-N-Bleu and My Coffee, the people who turned them in. They have the right to run their business as they choose. So just don't go there. It was back in the late 1930s through part of the 1940s Europe was held hostage with people like those who turned …

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With the increased use of phishing schemes, website hacking, and the caller ID's being used by outside sources, one does not know when the call is valid or not. Recently, a call was received, supposedly, by Mercy Medical Center regarding an appointment where they were offering a discounted a…