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George Atiyeh

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On September 16, 2020
One of the great environmentalist heroes of recent decades is George Atiyeh. Nephew of the last Republican governor of Oregon Vic Atiyeh, this former logger bucked the industry and made a life crusade to protect the Opal Creek Wilderness. Much of this seems to have burned in the recent fires. The importance of Opal Creek […]

Oregon Burning

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On September 10, 2020

The fires in the West are so depressing. The specific areas of Oregon that are burning–the McKenzie River valley especially, but also the Opal Creek Wilderness–these are my favorite places

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Today in Cleetus Safaris

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On September 7, 2020
The media just can’t get enough of interviewing white conservatives. It’s a drug. Here’s the Oregon edition: In the town of Gresham, 15 miles from the urban canyons of downtown Portland, Bonnie Johnson, a member of a Republican precinct committee, is on a waiting list for her first firearm, a Smith & Wesson revolver. “I […]
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If you spend time in rural Oregon, you hear a lot of bitterness. Those damn environmentalists stopped our logging by prioritizing owls over people and now our towns have gone to hell. Oregon is an interesting state in the sense that fifty years ago, the entire place, including Portland, was basically a natural resources-based economy […]
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On February 11, 1978, Gail Slentz and her fellow reforestation workers in the cooperative called Hoedads went to plant Douglas fir seedlings on a mountainside near southwestern Oregon’s Umpqua River. After four hours of work, Slentz experienced dizziness and quit for the day. The next day, she suffered mid-cycle menstrual bleeding that continued for several […]
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