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A one-year renewal of County Timber Payments passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as part of the major transportation bill.  The senate voted 74-22 in favor of the bill, sending it to the House, where prospects for renewal of County Timber Payments remain uncertain.   Oregon Democrat Senator Ron Wyden says restoration of the payments is urgently needed as struggling rural counties try to make ends meet. He says it would take years for comparable money to be generated by house proposals to replace the subsidies with mandates to increase logging on federal lands. Representative Greg Walden says he has commitments from the house leadership to fund a short-term extension of county payments.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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