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Posted Jun 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

How I love the Siskiyou Mountains! I travel often, but I am always so grateful to return to the spaciousness of our region here in southwest Oregon.Wherever I go, I seek out wild places and often end up on the eco-tourism circuit. In many of the remaining natural places found around the world, eco-tourism is fueling local economies and shifting mindsets from extractive industries (like logging and mining) to the benefits of sharing the intrinsic value of natural beauty.As the...

Posted Jun 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

For nearly 60 years, Outdoor School has provided high-quality, place-based science education to generations of Oregon students. Continuing that legacy demands that we raise future generations to value and respect the land, the opportunities it...

Posted Jun 13, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Recently, Oregon Farm Bureau President Barry Bushue touted the “fast-track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill currently before Congress as “vital to Oregon,” implying that the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership...

Posted Jun 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Betsy Hammond’s reporting in the Oregonian last week (“Underachieving Oregon: Schools perform in bottom third nationally”) is a must-read for all Oregonians. The article (first in a three-part series) shares an in-depth...

Posted Jun 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Oregon Farm Bureau, Oregon’s largest family farm and ranch nonprofit membership organization, thanks Sen. Ron Wyden for his leadership in moving Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) through the U.S. Senate. We also appreciate the bipartisan...

Posted Jun 6, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A recent report in the Mail Tribune (“Oregon universities pledge tuition limits if lawmakers hike funding,” June 2) discussed an offer that has been made by Oregon’s public universities to limit tuition increases in coming...

Posted Jun 4, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A recent action taken by the White House is raising alarms even among Democratic members of Congress normally supportive of President Obama’s agenda.On May 27, the White House approved an Environmental Protection Agency and Army...

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