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Almost as quick as Google, a fresh form of COVID has arrived just in time to disrupt Christmas — the variant dubbed “omicron.” This new variant requires resolute devotion to reason rather than panic, but President Biden announced he has taken “immediate steps” to halt the “new threat:” “Omic…

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On Jan. 6, 2021, something occurred in our nation's Capitol Building that only a few years ago we would have sworn could never happen here. But, it did happen. Thankfully, the attempted coup and overthrow of our government was thwarted. We can be very deeply grateful to Vice President Pence …

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I have been following trials of late that were being televised. The one that concerns me the most was the trial in Brunswick, Georgia. This involved a father, son, and a neighbor chasing a black man with their vehicles. If you follow the news, I am sure that you saw the outcome.

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I read with mixed emotions the article in Sunday's paper about ballot measure IP 13. I too am concerned about animal abuse and regret the hundreds of animals I operated on in Guatemala without anesthetic.

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These guys have lost their minds. Are they trying to totally ruin our state? If you read the front page of Sunday's edition of The News Review titled “Showing Initiatives” you should be as concerned as I am.

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Inside this edition of The News-Review, you will find our annual Our Umpqua magazine. All it takes is a quick glance at the cover to see that we tried to do something different this year.

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There is growing concern, among those paying attention, for the incremental but steady undermining of our rights — of privacy, free speech, religious conviction, travel, property, self-defense, gatherings and other formerly rock-solid pillars of America.

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Sunday's edition of The News-Review has a first page story in the Business section headed "Bosses get the same message in record numbers: I quit". The story laments a recent phenomenon happening all across our nation. People who work for a living are coming to realize their time they sell to…

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One political party has shown everyone how they plan on handling things. Members of a school board in Virginia not only wanted to ban books, but to burn them as well because they did not agree (Business insider, Nov. 10, 2021). Then on Nov. 13, 2021, Michael Flynn announced that there should…

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On day one in office, Biden signed 17 executive orders, most of which were highly partisan, with nine being direct reversals of popular, effective policies set by the previous administration. Biden’s day-one action message to a deeply divided America was that talk of bipartisanship was pure …

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This COVID-19 prevention business has brought this country to a climatic point unparalleled in our countries’ history. Too many of those in positions of authority have vastly exceeded and abused the authority granted them by the voters themselves. “Mandates” have been issued purportedly to c…

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With its underfunded health care system, Puerto Rico now has over 74% of their island's 3.2 million people fully vaccinated -- well above the US total of 58% and Douglas County’s 49.5%. As a result of the high vaccine uptake, Puerto Rico is crushing its coronavirus curve, with daily cases cu…

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America has become ruder and less caring. A good example is Houston concert resulting in the senseless tragedy. Crushing others to death for a rap concert. America used to stand for unity and harmony, one nation under God. Now God is our pocket book, my self, my family alone. We do not have …

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As a veteran, I know that the dedication, work, and sacrifice of those who have served in the armed forces is an invaluable part of American society. Those willing to put their lives on the line in the name of freedom, the fabric that holds this American experiment together, is a debt that c…

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On this cold autumn day, in this hallowed place of honor, we gather to convey our Nation’s gratitude for those who risked their lives for the land, the people, and the ideals they loved. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns fell silent and the First World War …

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Something I would always emphasize to my history students is that when you are doing research, be sure to check the background of the source. Is the person or organization you are referencing expert in the field? Are they independent and / or bi partisan. Also, it is important to site more t…

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In this country, our veterans deserve the utmost respect, support, and compassion from the people they protect and serve. Not only does this responsibility fall on every single American, but especially on our political leaders who are supposed to advocate for those that served this nation. A…

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The River Democracy Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden and co-sponsored by Senator Jeff Merkley, is an important piece of proposed legislation. The River Democracy Act is a very forward thinking piece of legislation that will enhance hunting, fishing, outdoor enjoyment and clean water for …