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Oct 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM PDT
A bill renewing the federal payments that have sent billions of dollars to rural timber counties hurt by declining logging on national forests will be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week.
Dec 7, 2009 at 6:40 AM PDT
Nicknamed "county payments," the timber program was supposed to assist counties shortchanged when national forests limited logging to protect the northern spotted owl and other endangered species.
Dec 6, 2009 at 12:22 PM PDT
A federal program that began as a safety net for Pacific Northwest logging communities hard-hit by battles over the spotted owl in the 1990s has morphed into a sprawling entitlement that ships vast amounts of money to states with little or no...
Dec 4, 2009 at 1:53 PM PDT
Nicknamed "county payments," the timber program was supposed to assist counties shortchanged when national forests limited logging to protect the northern spotted owl and other endangered species. Oregon alone has received nearly $2 billion since 2000.
Apr 19, 2009 at 8:56 AM PDT
Senators get down to work this coming week on turning ideas into legislation to cover some 50 million people without health insurance and contain costs for everyone else. Hopes are high that Democrats and Republicans can find common ground for a...
Jan 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM PDT
If passed, the bill would preserve almost 127,000 acres around Mount Hood with Wilderness protection and add almost 80 miles on nine free-flowing stretches of rivers to the National Wild and Scenic River System.