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Governor Extends Half-Staff Order Through October 6th

Governor Kate Brown has extended her order for all flags to be lowered to half-staff at all public institutions throughout Oregon until sunset on Tuesday, October 6th to honor of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting.   “Today is heartbreaking for Umpqua Community College, the greater Roseburg community, and all of Oregon,” Governor Brown said. [...]

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North Bend Police and School District Trained for Active Shooter Scenario

North Bend Police and School District issued a joint release regarding the safety of children in the community. Last year, the police and school district purchased ALICE Training, a nationally recognized program that shows how to respond and stay safe in an active shooter situation. Since the initial training in November, regular [...]

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Roseburg Shooting Prompts Increased Security on SWOCC Campus

Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus in Coos Bay As community college officials statewide learned about the shooting at Umpqua Community College, officials at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay responded by increasing security on campus. President Patty Scott was attending a meeting with other College Presidents when news broke regarding the tragic events in [...]

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“Ready, Set, Start Your Business” October Workshops

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering everyone a chance to start their own business. The SBDC is offering a workshop titled “Ready Set Start Your Business” each week in October. The 2-hour workshop provides information on steps that can contribute to a new venture’s success. Participants learn about licensing, financing, business [...]

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Pets And Animal Friends Get Blessing At Mingus Park

The tradition of the Blessing of the Animals began with Saint Francis of Assisi many centuries ago. Saint Francis is honored as the patron saint of animals and the environment. An individual blessing will be given to each animal present and their human companions on Sunday, October 4th at 1p.m.   Pet owners are invited to bring [...]