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Walking into the giant pavilion at the fairgrounds, yellow tape stretches across the ground leading overnight visitors through a coordinated maze of sleeping areas. Volunteers set up brand new Coleman tents and marked off individual sleeping areas with orange tape — giving those in need enou…

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Within hours of the City of Roseburg’s first homeless commission meeting, police rushed to the riverbanks of Gaddis Park to pull another dead homeless individual from the frozen waters of the South Umpqua River.

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Living through a global pandemic is obviously not how anybody saw their year going, but here we are. And the question going through many people’s minds, the question that arises whenever a major crisis occurs, is this: How can I help?

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By now we have all heard of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law last week. Broadly speaking it is aimed at helping individuals and businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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The announcement this week that Umpqua Transit was cutting back on its bus service due to outfall from the COVID-19 outbreak is a tough pill to swallow for the agency and the countless people that rely on its commuter services to get around.

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We know, the last two weeks have been overwhelming on many levels and life as we know it has been turned upside down. We all know someone who is now out of work, some favorite restaurant that is closed, some park we love shut.

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We suspect by now some of you have heard about them in drips and dribbles, the small acts of kindness that members of our community have shown to one another during these trying times.

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It was just a little over three weeks ago when Oregon’s first case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Since then so much has changed — as of Wednesday morning 209 cases have been detected in Oregon, including eight people who have died — that it’s hard to keep up. And not just with the dizzying spre…

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Tucked inside today’s News-Review is a special section that we encourage you to spend some time with. “Douglas County Timber: Past, Present, Future” is just what the name implies — a comprehensive look at the timber industry in the region, and the impact it has had on this community, over th…

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On Monday, Oregonians got the news we feared might be coming but hoped we could avoid — bars and restaurants closed except for takeout and delivery service, gatherings of more than 25 people banned, the governor urging Oregonians to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

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Things are moving so fast with the coronavirus that it is hard to keep up. One day schools are in session, the next day they’re canceled. Same for sporting events, conferences and the like.

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Journalists aren’t unaccustomed to dealing with resistance when reporting on government affairs, but reporters in Malheur County were met with a new — and baffling — barrier.

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Democratic leaders in the Oregon Senate agreed to give up on two high-profile bills in exchange for ending the Republican walkout. But as it often does, the squabbling of partisan politics by Oregon’s representatives has endangered the very people they are sent to Salem to protect.

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The Roseburg Education Association, the Oregon Education Association and the Oregon Legislature seem to be forgetting something when talking about school funding: the Public Employees Retirement System.