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Home Rule Torpedoed By Douglas County Voters


Voters torpedoed a proposed Home Rule Charter for Douglas County Tuesday. As of 9 p.m., with most votes counted, the results were 24 percent voting “yes” to 76 percent voting “no” on Home Rule, according to unofficial results.

As of 8:15 p.m., just 28,713 voters, or nearly 39 percent of eligible voters, turned in a ballot.

At a small gathering of Home Rule supporters at former commissioner candidate Victoria Hawks’s office in downtown Roseburg Tuesday evening, the mood was grim, but defiant.

Home Rule supporter Stacey McLaughlin told the group they should be proud of the work they’d done against an opposition that poured money into the “no” campaign.

Read the full article at the Roseburg News-Review.

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