Looking over a clearcut in Lane County

Timber dispute fells meetings law

A kerfuffle at an April meeting of the Council of Forest Trust Land Counties has at least one environmental group calling foul, the council’s chairman chastised, and a handful of state forestry leaders ensnared in a legal quagmire that’s hiding behind war-font headlines.

Rhesus Macaque

Monkeying around with OHSU and what we’re not supposed to know

Since Halloween is upon us, I promise I will end this column with a federal agent in a monkey suit. Meanwhile, though, the story starts at Oregon Health & Sciences University, where on Sept. 3, the university received a shipment of primates from a controversial company, the owner of which was once convicted in an animal smuggling case. It’s all more legitimate than it sounds. Or is it?