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Taxes aren’t the sole solution for timber counties

This week, the House O&C Counties Task Force heard from officials in Josephine, Lane and Curry counties regarding their financial crises. Public safety levies were proposed in those three counties for the May 21 election, and failed in two of them. Many people who don’t understand the underlying issues affecting those counties think that their [...]

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State discussions on O&C lands should spur federal action

Gov. John Kitzhaber deserves credit for seeking consensus on federal timber issues that would help our rural counties.  Though his panel of stakeholders failed to agree on specific proposals, there’s momentum behind a solution that involves putting more Oregonians back to work across O&C timberlands.  Republicans, for years, have called for increased timber harvesting to [...]

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