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Will The Timbers Win The MLS Cup?

Dec. 2, 2015 7:43 p.m.

The Timbers are headed to the MLS Cup finals this weekend for the first time in the history of the franchise.

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Timbers Take Home The MLS Cup

Dec. 7, 2015 7:21 p.m.

The Portland Timbers took home the MLS Cup for the first time after a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew.

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In-Migration Is Good News For Oregon 'Timber Belt'

Sept. 14, 2015 3:19 p.m.

Unlike the Rust Belt or the Corn Belt, the population of Oregon's Timber Belt is actually stable.

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Timber Payments and Curry County

March 9, 2012 5:06 p.m.

Update: March 8, 2:30 pm The U.S. Senate just passed a temporary one-year extension of the timber payment program. Oregon's Curry County is among the state's poorest counties and one of the hardest hit by the anticipated end of timber payments by the federal government. There is some good news: President Obama's budget plan contains money to extend the payments and before they adjourned, the Oregon legislature passed a law to allow strapped counties to fund sheriff patrols with money ordinarily reserved for roads. Nevertheless, some counties are bracing for the worst. Counties like Curry say temporary fixes are not enough, and they may have to cede some of their essential services to the state. Commissioners there are thinking of putting a sales tax on the local ballot to help create a stable funding source.

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Checking in on the Portland Timbers

Aug. 1, 2013 7:40 p.m.

When they entered their third Major League Soccer season, the Portland Timbers sought a better result than 2012. Last year was bitterly disappointing, as the Timbers finished 8-16-10 and and fired coach John Spencer midway through the season. This year has been nothing short of a rejuvenation. Heading into All-Star game tonight, the Timbers are 8-3-10, looking for their first ever playoff berth. Outside of regular MLS play, the Timbers play perennial powerhouse Real Salt Lake in the U.S. Open Cup Semifinal next Wednesday, their best ever showing in the tournament.  Portland has never had to worry about fairweather fans. The Timbers have sold out every game since their MLS debut in 2011 and boast the infamous Timbers Army, a section of die hard fans that cheer, drum and taunt during every minute of the game. With so much success two-thirds of a way through the season, they're only getting louder.

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Timbers Kick Off 2014 Season

March 7, 2014 8:45 p.m.

The Portland Timbers play their first official game of the 2014 season against the Philadelphia Union at Providence Park this Saturday.

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Senator Wyden Releases His Plan For Oregon's Timber Counties

Nov. 26, 2013 8:06 p.m.

Today, Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited plan for Oregon's O&C counties.

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Portland Timbers Head for Playoffs

Oct. 31, 2013 7:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: After a successful season, the Portland Timbers will face the Seattle Sounders in the MLS playoffs on Saturday.

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Timber Payments?

July 19, 2011 4:06 p.m.

For more than ten years now, services and programs in rural counties have depended on payments made by the federal government to make up for the money they used to receive from logging on federal lands. On past shows, we've talked about how rural counties depend on this money and how they might manage without it. The climate in Congress now, however, couldn't be worse for securing any kind of replacement, with the ticking August 2nd deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling and no deal in sight.

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Timber Investment Management

Sept. 2, 2009 4 p.m.

Weyerhaeuser made headlines recently when the timber company sold 140,000 acres of forest land in Clatsop County to The Campbell Group, a timber investment management organization (TIMO) based in Portland. The Daily Astorian editorial board has raised concerns about how the land will be managed now that it's in the hands of an investment company, which may have different goals and therefore a different effect on the community than the land's previous owner:

The well being of neighboring communities isn't a major consideration. The land is just a trading card. Public access isn't guaranteed. Key management decisions are made far away.

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July 23, 2015 6:49 p.m.

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Oregon Timber Harvest Slips For 2nd Consecutive Year

July 25, 2016 4:42 p.m.

Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.

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Timber Payments To Oregon Counties Dip To Record Low

March 21, 2016 11:45 p.m.

Spending levels have declined, year to year. For the first time, the federal Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service combined for less than $100 million in payments to Oregon counties.  

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Construction Proceeds On Innovative Cross-Laminated Timber Building

Feb. 17, 2016 8:48 p.m.

Researchers are studying whether building with cross-laminated timber can help revive the timber industry in rural Oregon.

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Like The 'Rust Belt', The 'Timber Belt' And Harney County Are Hurting

Jan. 7, 2016 6:43 p.m.

While Harney County residents are asking armed protesters to leave, many locals are sympathetic to their issues. Economists say the root may lie in the west’s rural economy.

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Oregon Representatives Blumenauer and Bonamici Place Wager On Timbers Game

Dec. 5, 2015 8:47 p.m.

Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici have entered into an unusual wager over the game. They've bet on the game against three of their colleagues from Ohio. 

How To Watch The Portland Timbers In The MLS Cup Final

Dec. 4, 2015 9:41 p.m.

Everything you need to know to watch the Timbers' MLS Cup appearance.

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7 Things You Should Know Before The Timbers' MLS Cup Game

Dec. 4, 2015 5 p.m.

Now is a great time to hop on the Timbers bandwagon. We've got everything you need to know to be dinner party-ready before the championship game Sunday.

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Timbers Playoff Run Continues Sunday Against FC Dallas

Nov. 21, 2015 8:52 p.m.

The Portland Timbers face off against FC Dallas Sunday at Portland's Providence Park in the first leg of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference Championship.

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