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Sweet Home at Timber Unity Rally


February 12, 2020

SWEET HOME logging industry workers stand at the Timber Unity rally Thursday, Feb. 6, at the capitol in Salem. From the center are Frank Stuzman (holding a cup), owner of Stutzman Trucking, Dale Zoon, who works for D&S Logging, Kevin Van Cleave and Brian Murray of Cascade Timber Consulting. FOR MORE PHOTOS, SEE OUR PHOTO GALLERY:

Twenty-four rigs left Sweet Home early on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 6, to join a statewide #TimberUnity convoy at the capitol in protest of proposed Senate Bill 1530, known colloquially as the “cap-and-trade” bill, and its sister bills.

They picked up 10 more trucks in Lebanon, and then united with about 1,100 others in the capital. Most rigs parked at the state fairgrounds and other locations, and participants in the rally organized by TimberUnity were shuttled to the capitol building. Many others spent the day driving through downtown Salem and blowing their horns around the capit...

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