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Our lives revolve around sustainability. We all want a comfortable retirement, a decent, livable wage, and a pleasant community to raise our families. These all require a sustainable atmosphere that allows us to prosper. To achieve these goals, we must ensure that we have a sustainable democ…

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Homeless get to do whatever they want, live where they want, piss in bottles at the playground, set up personal belongings wherever they want, start fires along the river, under bridges, openly drink alcohol, and use drugs in the parks and bike path — because they're homeless, but businesses…

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Please forgive me readers, but I simply cannot help myself. The interaction between myself, Joseph Quinn, Richard Packham, and now, Stephen Wicker, has been informative and fun. It began with “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and as we have seen, “the truth is marching on.” How I wish that …

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What is it with bureaucrats? Safe in their own little worlds, full of their own importance, they can't seem to stand it when someone else prospers, especially some pour soul who dares to take the initiative to venture out on their own and actually take a risk of sorts. This type of initiativ…

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As we near the end of this school year, I would like to express my gratitude to our wonderful community for supporting Roseburg Public Schools. We have all faced extraordinary challenges, yet we continued to stretch our minds and embrace new opportunities. Together, we persevered and achieve…

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For those who choose to not get vaccinated, let me give you a couple reasons to reconsider. First, Douglas County is the most lethal county in Oregon if you catch coronavirus. In other words, if you catch coronavirus in Douglas County, your chances of dying from the disease is higher than in…

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The letter by Joseph Quinn in Friday's Forum that mentioned the German hymn "Deutschland, Deutschland, Über Alles" was somewhat misleading about that song. Yes, the music was composed by Haydn to honor the Austrian Kaiser, but the original text was entirely different, and had nothing to do w…

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I want to thank Joseph Quinn for his response (June 4, The News-Review) to my May 13 letter pertaining to the history of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Mr. Quinn has a radically different political perspective than myself, but I celebrate his uniquely-American right to believe in it, to …

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A May 13 letter related the history of the beloved anthem, "Battle Hymn of the Republic." The writer reminded us that Union troops marched to this song. It is noteworthy that federal troops also secured the safety of Washington D.C., 1861-1865, including our Capitol building, where an electe…

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On May 29, two Memorial Day rallies were held on the sidewalk in front of the Bureau of Land Management offices on Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard. One was organized by members of the Douglas County Democrats and the other by a group of supporters of former president Donald Trump.

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I was saddened and dismayed to read of former Roseburg VA Healthcare System Director David Whitmer's early resignation from the VA. Although he was here in Roseburg for only a year he accomplished more than many previous directors.

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Former NFL star, and Heisman Trophy winner college quarterback, Tim Tebow signed recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars that predictably aggrieved race baiters since Tebow hasn’t played an NFL game since the Raiders were in Oakland.

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I'm writing this Memorial Day to thank all our great American veterans for their service to this great country of ours. It's not without its faults but is far and away ahead of any socialist or communist in the world. The far left liberal Democrats are trying their best to destroy America as…

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In February of 2021, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the River Democracy Act, legislation that will protect rivers throughout Oregon under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Thank you Senators for standing up for our rivers. The River Democracy act will help ensure clean…

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Is the City lacking common sense, pretty sure it is? Why would they want to punish and maybe drive out of business a fine market, right next door to the proposed location? I find Sherm’s competitive offering quality products especially in their produce department. They also participate in lo…

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It appears Douglas County Commissioners were not being entirely truthful when they said on May 18 that over 50% of eligible Douglas County residents had already been vaccinated, claiming 11,848 total residents vaccinated at Veterans Hospitals and Tribal sites were not included in numbers rep…