Amelia Templeton

Around the Nation
2:41 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 2:30 pm



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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.

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