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Western Senators Pushing For Sage Grouse Conservation

Five Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.

The senators on Tuesday urged the Appropriations Committee to fund programs that include cooperative efforts with landowners.

The greater sage grouse lives across the West.Read More »

Bills That Include County Timber Payments Winding Through Congress

Rep. Greg Walden says House Speaker John Boehner has agreed to include a two-year extension of subsidies to Oregon timber counties in a bipartisan agreement to reform the way doctors are paid by Medicare.

The Oregon Republican said Tuesday the House will vote on the bill on Thursday.

In the Senate, Oregon Democrat Sen.Read More »

Wyden Teaming With Southern Senators To Save Coast Guard Choppers

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th October NewsCoast Guard NewportSen. Ron Wyden
Lawmakers on opposite sides of the nation are working to keep U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopters stationed along their coasts. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that ( ) South Carolina's U.S. senators are working with Democratic U.S.Read More »

Lawsuit Challenges "Eco Friendly" Timber Sale

Conservation groups are challenging a timber sale that demonstrates the kind of ecosystem-driven logging that would be fast-tracked under Sen. Ron Wyden's bill to increase harvests from the so-called O&C lands in Western Oregon. Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S.Read More »

Shut Down Delays Final Meeting of Klamath Basin Task Force

The partial shutdown of the federal government is forcing another delay in the final report from a special task force on resolving water conflicts in the upper Klamath Basin. Richard Whitman, the governor's adviser overseeing the task force, told the Herald and News ( ) that the final meeting set for Thursday in Klamath Falls will be delayed until a couple weeks afterRead More »

Environmentalists Ramping Up Challenge To Logging Plans

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th August NewsenvironmentalistsloggingSen. Ron Wyden
Environmentalists are ramping up their campaign against a proposal to increase logging in federal forests in western Oregon. The Oregonian ( reports that one environmental group has made the disputed forests No.Read More »

Wyden Speaks Out Against Bulk Phone Record Collection

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th June Newsphone recordsSen. Ron Wyden
A senator who has been instrumental in the fight for open government is warning Americans their privacy is at risk because the government collects phone records in bulk. Sen.Read More »

Memorial Day Observances Planned at Eagle Point National Cemetary

Flag displays, Scottish bagpipes, a rifle salute and a flyover are planned for Monday's Memorial Day observance at Eagle Point National Cemetery. The observance is scheduled to run from 11 am to 12 pm. Local artist Sheri Parker-Smith will sing the National Anthem. A flyover will consist of helicopters and World War II bi-planes.Taps will be played on the trumpet by retired Army Sgt.Read More »


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