Category Archives: Roseburg News-Review

Questions remain over medical college funding 

The board overseeing the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center had little to say Tuesday during an emergency meeting prompted by news that $10 million that had been earmarked for the project by the Oregon Legislature was no longer available. The meeting of the Umpqua Valley Development Corp. board, which was held remotely via Zoom and […]
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With census deadline approaching, Douglas County lags behind

Census workers waited under a bright blue canopy tent outside the Drain post office Tuesday, greeting every person who walked by and asking them if they had filled out the 2020 census. Drain resident Rebecca Tuttle had come to get her mail, but stayed at the booth to answer questions about her household size, ages, […]
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County adds three COVID cases, state numbers drop slightly

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported three new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. There was one positive and two presumptive cases, which brings the county’s total 159. Source: County adds three COVID cases, state numbers drop slightly | Coronavirus | nrtoday.com

State economic outlook grim

It’s clear the economy is taking a pounding from the ripple effects of COVID-19, but just how bad are things likely to get? Bad, but eventually the economy will rebound here in Oregon. That’s according to an economic outlook put out recently by state economists. Following are highlights from reports issued by the Oregon Office […]
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Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center supporters turn to legislators

It was just about a year ago that supporters of a medical college in Roseburg got a bit of good news/bad news from the Oregon State Legislature. Legislators had approved $10 million for the college — short of the $15 million-$20 million that local supporters had hoped for, but still enough, they said, to make […]
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Building a Medical Work Force Center that will endure

When initial planning of the Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center began, we knew the importance of building a project with a wide base of support and a solid foundation. Source: Building a Medical Work Force Center that will endure | Guest Columns | nrtoday.com

Douglas County receives $1.4 million for mental health treatment it hopes will keep repeat offenders out of jail

Douglas County has received a $1.4 million state grant to help repeat offenders for whom mental health or substance abuse treatment might be more effective than a stint in jail. The money will fund a new, locally designed project. The county was one of six statewide to receive the IMPACTS grant, short for Improving People’s […]
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Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center supporters turn to legislators

It was just about a year ago that supporters of a medical college in Roseburg got a bit of good news/bad news from the Oregon State Legislature. Source: Southern Oregon Medical Workforce Center supporters turn to legislators

A family physician’s COVID-19 policy suggestion to our governor

On July 8, I wrote a letter to the governor and my state representatives with the request that they reconsider our state’s public approach to this pandemic. Some may reasonably ask, “What gives you the right to provide an opinion or recommendation to our governor? You are not an epidemiologist.” Epidemiologists work with large data […]
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Open letter to Kate Brown

On Sunday, The News-Review printed the introduction to John Powell’s letter to Gov. Kate Brown. Below is the letter in its entirety. Updates from Powell’s place of employment, Evergreen Family Medicine, can be found at https://www.evergreenfamilymedicine.com/. This letter is a request to reconsider our current Oregon public health measures to address the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. After […]
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