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OR officer who trained 1st black Marines dies
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:09:05 GMT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A World War II officer who trained the country's first black Marines was laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex. Maj. Joseph Giesel, 94, of Dorena died June 20 of age-related causes. Giesel was in his fourth year of service when President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 directed that blacks have an opportunity to join the Marine Corps. Giesel, who was white ...

Roseburg, Ore. Honda dealership welcomes 2015 models to showroom
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:06:00 GMT

For Roseburg Honda, a Roseburg, Ore. based dealership specializing in new Honda and used auto sales, the recent arrival of the 2015 Honda Fit and Honda Pilot models marks an exciting point of the year, when customers start to come in to check out what the latest models have to offer. Roseburg anticipates a younger crowd will take a particular interest in the 2015 Honda Fit. With a highly ...

Some VA Staff Felt Pressured to Falsify
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:35:55 GMT

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A newly released audit of the Veterans Health Administration shows White City VA workers may have been pressured to manipulate or falsify data. The report included findings from more than 700 clinics and found the White City location had 50% of schedulers say they felt pressure to manipulate or falsify data. … Continue reading »

Probable Cause for a Free Slurpee® Drink
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMT

DALLAS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crime doesn't pay, but good behavior does, and for some kids this summer, the payoff might include a free Slurpee® drink at their neighborhood 7-Eleven® store. For ...

Sweep uncovers unlicensed contractors in Southern Oregon
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:34:48 GMT

The state Construction Contractors Board said today it is looking into 34 potential violations in Southern Oregon after investigators last week showed up at 279 job sites here checking for unlicensed contractors.

Audit finds VA manipulated vet's appointment data
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:14:41 GMT

A new report out shows workers falsified some records at the VA hospitals in White City and Roseburg to cover up the long wait times for vets to get medical care. The Oregonian reports in White City 50% of the schedulers interviewed told federal auditors they were pressured to alter scheduling records. In Roseburg 30% of those interviewed said the same. The House of Representatives approved a 16 ...

Report: Oregon VA asked employees to lie
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:23:38 GMT

WHITE CITY, Ore. -- An Oregon VA hospital asked half of its employees to lie about patient wait times, according to a USA TODAY report. A review of internal VA documents publicly released for the first time shows at least two other Oregon VA facilities also participated in the practice. “Outrageous,” said Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) when KGW reached him on Capitol Hill. The worst offender ...

Five Blue Sox Named to NECBL All-Star Team
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:22:15 GMT

HOLYOKE, MA- The Valley Blue Sox are set to host the NECBL All-Star Game this Sunday, July 20, and when they do so, they will have five players representing the team on the field, as catcher Josh Graham and shortstop Garrett Black will start for the North Division, while first baseman Trey Sikes, second baseman Angelo La Bruna, and third baseman Frank Crinella will be reserves for the North.

Crater Lake has lots to do going to, from one of '7 Wonders of Oregon'
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:39:12 GMT

Here are some recommendations of the best things to do going to or from Crater Lake -- whether you approach it from Roseburg on the northwest, Bend/Sunriver on the northeast, Klamath Falls on the southeast, or Medford/Ashland on the southwest.

Incarcerated Roseburg teen writes powerful, award-winning poem about perils of meth
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:41:18 GMT

Aaron Martin knows how meth can derail lives, and now he's written about it in a powerful way.