by Chuck Sheketoff Often I am asked, “What can we do to address income inequality?” There are a number of good ideas for confronting income inequality, which now stands at historic highs. In my view the first thing to do is to “do no harm.” Don’t enact policies that will exacerbate the problem. This is […]
EUGENE, OR—Scores of activists with Cascadia Forest Defenders and Earth First! converged on the Seneca Jones biomass plant at 90201 State Highway 99 N. Eugene, Oregon this morning to protest the company’s privatization of public lands in the Elliott State Forest and ongoing pollution in West Eugene. Currently several people have locked themselves to equipment […]
By Ronnie Herne How do you start a letter that deals with going through Alice’s rabbit hole backwards, and darkly? I’m going to throw some pebbles in the murky water and just follow a couple ripples. In the middle of this morass are our three commissioners. They clearly told us on May 6th, 2014 (filmed) […]
East Hakki is a tract of forest recently auctioned by Oregon’s Department of State Lands for privatization.
The Charter is not being rewritten but it is being tweaked, smoothed, expanded in a few areas.
Senator Wyden’s bill does not fix this problem. Wyden’s website says his bill will double the timber harvest on the O & C lands “compared to the last 10 years
Convincing citizens to raise taxes is always a tough sell, especially during hard times in a poor rural area
the Coos County Board of Commissioners (BOC) adopted a planning process to respond to anticipated future reductions in County revenue.
A country that once exported mature timber from Oregon now wants chips from teenage trees
This application to the Planning Commission is the ONLY time and place the people of Douglas County have any leverage on a giant multinational gas corporation.