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Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
Forest management, firefighter funding both needed
The Forest Service needs to manage the forest better, and more money to fight fires.

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Congress must pass PORTS bills
Congress must pass PORTS bills
Congress needs to make sure we don't have a repeat of last winter's container port debacle every time a contract expires.
Regulators only seek more regulation
Washington's Department of Ecology is in the process of extending its regulatory power over hundreds of dairy and livestock manure lagoons now outside its jurisdiction.
Another reason to preserve our farmland
Farmland is well suited for aquifer recharge. Urban development hurts recharge efforts.
Spotted owl an environmental fraud
The northern spotted owl should be taken off the list of threatened species.
There’s a better response to EPA climate rules than ‘Just say no’
There’s a better response to EPA climate rules than ‘Just say no’
The problem is that congressional Republicans haven’t come to the table on the climate issue, and if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.
Idaho’s ‘ag gag’ law: Now what?
Idaho’s ‘ag gag’ law: Now what?
Idaho farmers can protect themselves against animal activists even without the state's "ag gag" law, which was declared unconstitutional last week.
Corps gives plaintiffs a hand on WOTUS
As much as farmers and ranchers don't like the new rules defining the waters of the United States, memos released by Congress indicated the Army Corps of Engineers likes them less.

Columns

Why initiatives should remain a power tool for citizens
The initiative process in Oregon played a key role in changing the U.S. Constitution.
There’s a better response to EPA climate rules than ‘Just say no’
The problem is that congressional Republicans haven’t come to the table on the climate issue, and if you’re not at the table,...

Editorials

Incremental attacks on agriculture continue
Incremental demands made of the dairy industry threaten the well-being of farmers across the U.S.
Congress must pass PORTS bills
Congress needs to make sure we don't have a repeat of last winter's container port debacle every time a contract expires.
Regulators only seek more regulation
Idaho’s ‘ag gag’ law: Now what?
Corps gives plaintiffs a hand on WOTUS

Letters

Spotted, barred owls really one species
The writer says the spotted owl and barred owl should get a single species name and we should begin to manage our forests for their health and not...
Another reason to preserve our farmland
Farmland is well suited for aquifer recharge. Urban development hurts recharge efforts.
Spotted owl an environmental fraud