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Congress must act to avoid future port disaster
Congress must act to avoid future port disaster
Congress needs to legislate a way to prevent costly work slowdowns at the ports from ever taking place again.

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We must keep fighting ESA regs that deepen California’s drought
We must keep fighting ESA regs that deepen California’s drought
The Endangered Species Act is hurting farmers in California.
Just say ‘No’ to grizzly bears
Just say ‘No’ to grizzly bears
If you thought having wolves in Washington state was bad, just wait until the state and federal governments bring in grizzly bears.
Congress must change federal immigration laws
A federal judge in Texas correctly blocked President Obama's plan to issue work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Only Congress can change immigration law.
The fear of running out of farmers
The fear of running out of farmers
The face of agriculture will change in the decades ahead, a well-known columnist writes.
First lady’s ‘experiment’ falls short
Logic is missing from the first lady's description of processed food.
Public officials lack common sense
Writer sees a lack of leadership in the government.
All wealth comes from the land
Land use policies need to be reassessed in consideration of the fact that all wealth derives from the land.
End the West Coast ports labor crisis
End the West Coast ports labor crisis
The impasse over a new contract between longshoremen and port operators has severely damaged Oregon agriculture, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden writes.
Damage continues at West Coast ports
Damage continues at West Coast ports
The Port of Portland's loss of its major container shipper is a devastating blow to farmers and processors in the Pacific Northwest.
Return due process to Ecology’s vocabulary
Washington legislators need to fix a state Department of Ecology regulation that allows it to act on the possibility that pollution could occur.

Columns

We must keep fighting ESA regs that deepen California’s drought
The Endangered Species Act is hurting farmers in California.
The fear of running out of farmers
The face of agriculture will change in the decades ahead, a well-known columnist writes.
End the West Coast ports labor crisis

Editorials

Congress must act to avoid future port disaster
Congress needs to legislate a way to prevent costly work slowdowns at the ports from ever taking place again.
States should have say in creation of national monuments
Residents in the West should have some say through their elected representatives before public lands are designated national momuments.
Just say ‘No’ to grizzly bears
Congress must change federal immigration laws
Damage continues at West Coast ports

Letters

Oppose all foreign trade treaties
Trade agreements will take away our rights.
Don’t negotiate away national forest access
We should not negotiate away access to national forests.
First lady’s ‘experiment’ falls short
Public officials lack common sense
All wealth comes from the land