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Wildfire policy reform makes sense
Specifically, Obama said he plans to incorporate a bill by Oregon's two senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, as part of his 2015 budget proposal.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
The La Grande Observer
General aviation: A cut above the rest
Since my family first purchased property in Eastern Oregon in the 1870s, our business has grown to four locations, including our main location in North Powder.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Oregon advocacy team sets strategy for Capitol Hill lobby day
Oregon residents at the National Bike Summit listen to state delegation leader Rob Sadowsky discuss the lobbying day strategy.
Oregon Editorial Rdp
Who would have thought it possible: A sensible measure to reform federal wildfire policy appears to be making headway in Washington, D.C. On Monday, President Obama said he would endorse a plan being pushed by a bipartisan collection of Western lawmakers to fund major wildfires the same way as other natural disasters - a move which could clear the ... (more)
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Damon announces run for state Senate
Former Clackamas County Commissioner Jamie Damon announced last week that she is running for the Oregon State Senate District 20 seat currently held by Alan Olsen, a Republican from Canby.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Washington Post
Obama budget would change wildfire funding
With the cost of wildfire suppression rising, President Obama told governors of some of the hardest hit states on Monday he will ask Congress to change the way the federal government pays for disaster response to the most severe fires.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Jamie Damon, former Clackamas County commissioner, to run against Sen. Alan Olsen
Jamie Damon , a Democrat and former Clackamas County commissioner, said Tuesday that she will challenge Sen. Alan Olsen , R-Canby, for his Senate seat.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The Salinas Californian
Obama to propose change in way feds pay for mega wildfires
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is telling Western governors Monday he wants to change the way the federal government finances the suppression of catastrophic wild fires.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Western lawmakers push legislation to prevent wildfires
With record droughts fueling fears of devastating wildfires in the West, members of Congress from the region are trying to boost chronically underfunded federal fire prevention efforts.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Trade legislation may be headed to lame-duck session of Congress: Oregon politics today
Loading cranes at the Port of Portland docks along the Columbia River emphasize the importance of international trade to the region.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Third challenger for Schrader emerges
Oregon City-born and bred Marine Corps veteran Nathan Page on Thursday became the third candidate to challenge U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader and be a champion for American families, liberty, the Constitution, small business and the 'American Dream.'
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Organics, Oregon win in farm bill: Editorial
Linda Perrine surveys damage to her organic filbert orchard at Honor Earth Farm southeast of Eugene, Ore., after melting snow flooded much of her acreage in 2012.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Rep. Greg Walden joins most fellow GOP lawmakers in opposing debt limit raise
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., left, appears with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, after Republicans took control of the House following the 2010 elections.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Guest opinion: Farm bill is a worthy accomplishment
For some people, compromise is a four-letter word. Despite the huge victories for Oregon in the overwhelmingly bipartisan 2014 farm bill, some would argue that this is nothing more than a giveaway to big agribusinesses and unfairly targets vulnerable Oregonians.