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Why the double standard on PACs?

Why the double standard on PACs?

By Fred Kirby On September 4th, the almost daily downtown Coos Bay newspaper editorial board told us that “The problem with money in politics is not the amount America spends, but the sneaky and degrading ways we contrive to spend it.”. The editorial board apparently finds fault with a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding […]

Timber operators manufacture harvest crisis

Timber operators manufacture harvest crisis

Since the Northwest Forest Plan was adopted, the BLM and Forest Service have offered 8.7 billion board feet of timber. This is equivalent to 1.74 million log truck loads. Timber targets are set each year by Congress and based on available funding. The data show that since 1995 the agencies have met 82% of the timber targets established by Congress. The small shortfall is the result of two legal blunders where federal agencies broke their own rules and failed to protect streams and wildlife as outlined in the forest plan.

Main floats possible advisory vote for comanagement CBWR

Main floats possible advisory vote for comanagement CBWR

Now that a bill is being floated by DeFazio that does in fact give management over to the county, Main is now concerned with whether the public wants to co-manage the lands with the tribe. On Tuesday’s BOC agenda is an item submitted by Main to, “discuss putting an advisory vote on the ballot, asking if the county should partner with the Coquille Tribe on any timberlands”.

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