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Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg says it’s postponing some non-emergency surgeries due to a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus patients.

Oregon Legislature

Oregon state Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, has died.

  

Douglas County

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners just sent another letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown. The latest missive asks for a halt to enhanced unemployment benefits put in place during the pandemic. 

Facebook-Sen. Dallas Heard

An Oregon lawmaker is getting some push back for his movement to target people who file complaints about businesses that are not following safety guidelines.

Douglas County

Douglas County has a new tool against COVID-19: a mobile medical unit that’s the first of two arriving this month, according to commissioners.

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The 45-foot, 35,000 pound vehicle was purchased with federal CARES Act Grant money for rural health initiatives.

Douglas County declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday, as wildfires burn up the North Umpqua Highway at French Creek, Archie Creek, and Star Mountain. At the time of the declaration, numerous homes and structures in the area were under LEVEL 3 – GO NOW- mandatory evacuation orders.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has already declared emergency conflagration declarations in Jackson, Lane and Marion Counties, and more counties are expected to be added to the list as wildfires surge all over the state.

Rachael McDonald

There’s a vacancy on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the application process is open for an interim to fill the seat.

Douglas County Libraries website

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is preparing to close its 11 branch libraries later this year. The board says it can no longer afford to fund the system.

Rachael McDonald

After Douglas County voters this month rejected a ballot measure to establish a special library funding district, officials are seeking other ideas for how to keep the county’s 11 branch libraries open. There’s a public town hall Tuesday evening in Roseburg.

Michael Sullivan / News-Review

There are five candidates running for Douglas County Commisioner, that’s down from the original 10 who applied.

Douglas County Commissioner Resigns

Jun 11, 2014
nrtoday.com

Douglas county commissioner Doug Robertson announced his resignation Wednesday, June 11th.

KQEN reports Robertson has had the job since January 1981. He spent years focused on timber management issues and their effects on counties in Oregon. He was the president of the association of O&C Counties and said he felt the time spent visiting Washington took away from his regular work as a county commissioner.

Robertson also acknowledged the timber issue is not yet solved and knows the timing is not perfect for making an exit.

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Douglas County

Voters in Douglas County have seven candidates to choose from for County Commission Position Two.

Joe Laurence is vacating his Douglas County Commissioner spot, so none of the seven candidates are incumbents. If no one receives over 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will face a runoff in November.

Sally McKain is president of the Umpqua Valley League of Women Voters. She says Douglas County voters have typical concerns for their commissioners: