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Wave of bills in Salem a real threat


February 12, 2020

Oregonians – especially those in rural regions – should be acutely aware, after last year’s legislative session, that we have to pay attention to what’s going on in Salem.

It isn’t easy. Even dedicated newspaper reporters who cover Salem found it nearly impossible to keep tabs on the 4,000-some bills that made appearances during last year’s long session. There weren’t enough reporters to follow the tendrils running everywhere. It was a maze.

Of course, midway through the session rural residents really started waking up to the threats to their livelihoods and peace of mind. S...

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