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Courts coming around on timber

The courtroom victory two weeks ago for Linn and 13 other counties in Oregon will certainly not be the last word on forestry management in Oregon, but the case highlights problems prevalent in our state and, indeed, across the nation.

We complain frequently on this page about how urban interests and thinking impact not only forestry policy, but land use, environmental laws, gun restrictions and other aspects of our lives in rural Oregon.

While this particular verdict, which we reported in our Nov. 27 edition (and can be viewed at 11/27/news/jury-state-at-faul...