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Seattle's Program for Handling Injured Workers is in a World of Hurtnew

Employers complain that Washington's workers'-comp system is generous to the point of crippling employers. They believe rates are being raised to support ever-expanding benefits that are too easily obtained, and a bloated bureaucracy.
Seattle Weekly  |  Laura Onstot  |  01-25-2010  |  Business & Labor

The Harshest Cut: Brutal Devastation of Clear-Cutting in the Sierra Continuesnew

A decade ago, logging and forestry practices in the Sierra were big news. Media reports, protests, and legislative action focused on Sierra Pacific Industries' practice of slicing through entire large tracts of land, hacking down every tree, bush, and seedling and leaving nothing but devastation behind. But most of the news media have long since moved on to other issues -- and the clear-cutting continues.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Cecile Lepage  |  09-10-2009  |  Environment

Logging Companies Look to Flip Forests in British Columbianew

Despite the province's climate-change policy and a social contract with the public to maintain properties as forests, more and more logging corporations are hoping to convert private forestlands into real estate.
The Georgia Straight  |  Carlito Pablo  |  07-28-2008  |  Environment

Why Aren't Oregon's Schools Protected from Pesticides?new

Parents drove up to Triangle Lake School and found it surrounded by a clearcut. Then they found out a timber company planned to spray pesticides and there's no laws to stop them.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  03-01-2008  |  Environment

The Battle of Biscuitnew

A debate over post-fire federal forest management policy has morphed into a question of academic freedom at Oregon State University's College of Forestry.
Eugene Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  04-13-2006  |  Environment

Logging for Votesnew

If there was no ecological nor economic rationale for the Biscuit salvage project in the Siskiyou National Forest, why did the Forest Service push it?
Eugene Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  01-20-2006  |  Environment

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