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A couple of Douglas County residents are hoping to change the way the county’s government works. They’ve filed a home rule charter initiative they hope to get on the November ballot.

Rachael McDonald

Public libraries are under threat as rural Oregon counties continue to cope with the loss of timber revenue. On Saturday, 10 Douglas County branch libraries will close their doors. Some hope to reopen as “reading rooms”. Community members are seeking long term funding to bring back their libraries.

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.

Dave Busenbark County Park Facebook page

A Parks Master Plan will be presented to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners Wednesday in Roseburg. A conservation group is protesting the plan.

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.

Jon Rosman / OPB

When Oregonians vote in the November election, they’re likely to find a marijuana-related measure. Many cities and counties are asking voters if they want to add a 3 percent local tax to the state tax on recreational marijuana sales. Others, including Douglas County, currently prohibit marijuana sales. They’re asking voters if they want to allow pot dispensaries.

Landslides Close Lane and Douglas County Roads

Feb 17, 2016
Douglas County Public Works

Heavy rain in Lane County has increased the threat of landslides on roadways. Part of North Fork Siuslaw Road is closed due to soil instability. A slide closed Big Creek Road early this week; it re-opened Wednesday. 

Oregon Employment Department

In both Lane and Douglas Counties, the unemployment rate was down last month.

Governor Kate Brown Heads to Roseburg

Oct 1, 2015
KOIN.com

Oregon Governor Kate Brown headed for Roseburg this afternoon (Thursday) to help the community. She addressed reporters earlier today.

Brown: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We are holding the community of Douglas County in our hearts today. The work that first responders have done is harrowing. To our first responders: Thank you for your work, as this community reels from grief."

President Obama has also been briefed on the shooting.

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Mass Shooting At Umpqua Community College In Roseburg

Oct 1, 2015
www.komonews.com

1:57 pm UPDATE: Shooter exchanged gunfire with first responders. Press conference happening how.

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