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U.S. House Debate Forest Bill

Sep 19, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives debated a bill Thursday that would dramatically increase logging on federal forestlands in the Northwest.

The Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act affects national forests across the country. But it also includes provisions specific to the former railroad lands in Western Oregon known as the O&C lands.

Oregon representatives Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader spoke on behalf of the bill.

Seattle Garden Project Sheds Light On The Decline of Bumblebees

Sep 13, 2013

SEATTLE -- You’ve probably heard about colony collapse disorder, the mystery of honeybees dying in large numbers. And if you've been paying attention to our earlier reports, you may also realize that bumblebees, too, have been hit hard.