Amelia Templeton en Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>You're listing to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>Imagine dialing 911 and the voice on the other hand says: Sorry. Due to budget cuts, no one can help you. Well, that's the reality for tens of thousands of people in rural Oregon. Many counties in the state have cut public safety budgets due to the loss of vital timber payments. That's money from the federal government paid to counties with large national forests - in other words, land that can't be taxed.<p>The bill authorizing those payments has expired. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:41:00 +0000 Amelia Templeton 10635 at