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Stupidity has no place in the woods


February 19, 2020

We’ve voiced complaints recently about the apparent lack of consideration in Salem for rural residents and our realities of life.

Most of our protests have been aimed at the legislature and its leaders. But this week we respond to a report from another quarter: the state Department of Education.

Turns out, educational officials are concerned that girls are being unfairly treated in forestry competitions and they’re trying to remedy that, with new rules banning single-sex competition.

For those unfamiliar with forestry as a sport, here’s a little primer.

About half a dozen high scho...

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