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Trump appears to be preparing for another run for president in 2024. If he frightens, cajoles and manipulates enough Republicans into supporting him, he might very well be the Republican candidate in this next presidential election year. What is certain is that if he does run, he will begin …

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I was overjoyed to read the Letter to the Editor of Feb. 18 in which my name was mentioned four times. Never have I ever been mentioned so often in a 300-word letter. I was equally excited to discover that so many dedicated individuals and organizations have been working so tirelessly over t…

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My affiliation with Roseburg High School and the Roseburg School District is: our three children graduated from Roseburg High; my wife taught at Melrose Elementary for 22 years. I've been an avid Roseburg High sports fan for all my 48 years living in this great community. I especially love w…

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One thing is for sure--if you don’t change the name of the Roseburg Indians, this issue won’t go away. If you do change it everyone will move on, and it will fade into the past. I’m not hearing anyone taking signatures to return Umpqua Community College back to the Timbermen.

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The 1939 edition of the Roseburg High School “UMPQUA” featured a handsome image of a Native American on its cover. Everyone was proud of it. I visited the Roseburg headquarters of Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians last Wednesday and was told the Tribe has no objection. The complaints…

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Those who want to change the name of the Roseburg Indians should be proud of the heritage of those Native Americans who have proudly and honorably held the name to the highest standards, not only in education, but sports as well. You shouldn't be ashamed that the school carries the name Indi…

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There is no point in having an "eligibility date" for seniors to receive the vaccine since there isn't any vaccine! Clearly, Douglas County isn't getting its allocation and has administered the lowest percentage of vaccines in the State. Meanwhile, in Lane County last week 5,500 people over …

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School board director Howard Johnson was recently quoted, “This country was made great through the genocide of Indians and the enslavement of Blacks. We don’t want to go back to that. We want to move forward.”

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There is a beautiful stately old church in downtown Portland. Built in 1894, it is multiple stories tall, when that part of Portland was prosperous and safe. You can see this church in old drawings of Portland. That part of Portland has not aged gracefully and is frequented by the homeless.

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Except for a small handful of conscientious, constitution-defending senators, with this second impeachment acquittal, the vast majority of the Republican congressmen and women have undeniably affirmed their spineless allegiance to Donald Trump's unhinged, egocentric "leadership." Not a singl…

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2020 Election Steal? Was there fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election, or was it a free and fair election? The courts have determined the facts, using verifiable evidence which can be confirmed. In Arizona a Nov. 12 law suit claimed that electronic voting machines were improperly counting b…

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As the Roseburg Public School system ponders the effect of a declining enrollment on the operational budget, they need look no further for answers than the progressive, ultra-left atmosphere being advanced by the educators.

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The fiscal atrocity of a $1.9 trillion "single-year" bill is interesting only to economics students since others' silence about this is defining. President Reagan signed a $1 trillion budget. Everybody wrote him — aghast. Now, our legislator's are "borrowing" 6 times that, and no one blinks!

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You guys, we all know 2020 was insane. But here’s some good news: You may not need to make student loan payments until October of this year because the student loan relief that came from the CARES Act has been extended through Sept. 30. Let’s talk about what this actually means so you know w…

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We are proud to see our city allowing the homeless to camp in the parks. Pulling into Fred Meyers, we are so proud to see their tents next to the duck pond, no matter how they got there.

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Executive orders and a partisan passed stimulus bill without GOP input is the same old strategy of the previous administration. President Biden and Democrats want bipartisan resolve going forward. The partisan vote to push the stimulus does not show effort toward bipartisanship. The current …

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In his letter "I don't see Biden as a threat to Catholics" the writer states that "Biden does not threaten our Catholic way." Apparently,"your Catholic way" differs from that of the Vatican. Does not the Catholic Church expressly forbid abortion? If not, why has Joe Biden been denied communi…

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When I came back from World War II, I found healing and tranquility in fishing the North Umpqua River. This past year has once again shown the importance of the essentials in life, like having a roof over your head, family and friends, and a healthy river to fish. I hope that 2021 is a bette…