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I just "woked" up. No, this is no grammatical error. Suppose you follow the trendy moves of the far conservative politics. We have returned to pre-civil rights, hate-mongering over LGBT, burning books and causing fear that the white culture may have been guilty of past atrocities.
After reading Nancy Radcliffe's March 10 Public Forum letter, I am once again amazed two people can view the identical material and arrive at two completely opposite conclusions. I, like Nancy, have viewed (many times) the video footage of the attack on our democracy on January 6. That it di…
Southern Oregon veteran’s unwavering position is that the Roseburg VA Medical Healthcare System be fully restored from the current outpatient clinic with an urgent care department that is only manned during working hours on weekdays to a full Level II Hospital. All Douglas County Veteran gro…
You can’t call Mexico and China terrorist. Every country has citizens who traffic and deal drugs, us too.
This is a letter to comment on the recent events involving the Roseburg Senior Center.
The Roseburg School District board of directors is requesting the community to support a bond levy in the upcoming May elections. How about the district show some support to the community?
Climate change education is waste of resources
Enormous need for housing throughout Oregon
Idle thoughts – we’ve all had them, while driving, stuck in traffic or just lounging around. They come in forms of current events, sports or even what is just in front of us. Following are some of my recent thoughts on a card. Maybe you have similar or different ones from my own.
There has been a lot of talk about how to control the drug invasion into this country.
Whatever the things that are blocking your way, whatever the circumstance be,
Even though the RPD was justified, let’s not forget the person killed
After reading Ed Armstrong's letter (The News-Review, March 8) stating that there was no insurrection on Jan. 6, I am compelled to speak up.
On March 1, The News-Review published a column I wrote referencing to how woke-ism and the culture wars are eroding our civil liberties – particularly freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In the City of Roseburg, there are boundaries that should be protected by the following Roseburg Municipal Code Title 7 offenses Chapter 7.12 enhanced law enforcement areas;
Since our senators Merkley and Wyden don’t want to respond to my questions maybe a little public pressure will help. When 3,000 Americans were killed on 9/11 we went to war. Since 100,000 and counting have died because of illegal drugs coming across our southern border what have they done th…
At the close of the Jan. 11 meeting that appointed David Brock Smith as an Oregon State Senator, Commissioner Tim Freeman explained: “This is the fourth legislative appointment in eight years that I have been involved in, and we have also appointed a clerk, a surveyor, an assessor and a trea…
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who keep our schools safe in Douglas County, and who efficiently and appropriately dealt with the recent swatting incident. School resource officers, or the equivalent, are the first mechanism of law enforcement in place to protect th…
I received my formal education in the 1950s and early 1960s. My concept of history was shaped by the paternalistic lessons of that period: classes focused on white men’s achievements and trivialized, or avoided altogether, discussion of our country’s imperfections. We learned very little abo…
Okay folks, if you are one who openly supported the J-6 committee and their "deadly insurrection" tripe, you may wish to avail yourself of the opportunity to slip quietly away into the night before the tidal wave of truth washes over you.
In an ill-fitted suit,
A month ago it was groundhog day and the groundhog climbed out of his hole and saw his shadow and said there wold be six more weeks of winter. So far, he was right.
Speaking as a retired registered nurse. The magazine ban was symbolism over substance, it saves no one. Weak and fearful people driven by fear generated by the media accomplished nothing. Gun violence is an insignificant problem. The bulk of the crime can be demographically isolated to less …
What constitutes poor planning? Yesterday I drove out of Mercy's, and there on the corner was a man's truck that collided with an SUV. That corner is known now as Winco in progress. I do not belong to any group against Winco, but I am genuinely concerned about who authorized Winco to move in…
This week has been wrought with heartache for several families in Douglas County. Families that have lost loved ones to addictions. Addiction is cruel, ungiving, unforgiving, and a thief of life. It robs, steals and kills from the inside out. When it reaches a new level of low, it steals some more.
Umpqua Dairy needs to do better
The culture war of censorship and cancellation continue to infuse itself in our daily lives. We regularly see aggressive attacks devour our personal freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which reads:
Poem: Snow and Ice
A column in the February 23 edition of The News-Review claimed that a recent review in the prestigious Cochrane review series proved that masks were useless in preventing the spread of COVID during the pandemic, and that mask mandates were futile, irresponsible exercises and abuses of power.…
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has a new book out called “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism.” Bashing capitalism is popular these days, particularly among the younger generations. This is not surprising since membership in America’s middle class declined from 65% of our citizens in 2011 t…
Father Cletus is a brother and friend
My father passed away recently, but I have very fond memories of him, and in particular, our disagreements about politics. He was a good man — a great man, in fact — but he and I disagreed a lot.
It hasn’t even been a year since the Roseburg School District tried in May to impose on the district property taxpayers a $154 million school bond for school infrastructure and repairs that was rejected by 52% of the voters. They’re at it again.
Resource managers need to manage our forests, not the courts
Ethical lapses erode public confidence
Homeless need a safe space to live