Weekly Clips for Jan. 5th

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Flat Country deal withdrawn
Old growth sale splinters A controversial timber project in the Willamette National Forest, just east of Springfield, was put on hold last week following pressure on the Biden administration to…
Flat Country deal withdrawn
Old growth sale splinters A controversial timber project in the Willamette National Forest, just east of Springfield, was put on hold last week following pressure on the Biden administration to…
Clarks say ‘Mahalo’ to employees with trip to Hawaii
CRESWELL— When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and then send your staff to Hawaii: that’s how the saying goes at Blue Valley Bistro.…
Clarks say ‘Mahalo’ to employees with trip to Hawaii
CRESWELL— When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and then send your staff to Hawaii: that’s how the saying goes at Blue Valley Bistro.…
Creswell Water Control District may dissolve
CRESWELL – The potential dissolution of the Creswell Water Control District may not be just a drop in the bucket for landowners in Creswell. Formed in the 1950s, the Water…
Creswell Water Control District may dissolve
CRESWELL – The potential dissolution of the Creswell Water Control District may not be just a drop in the bucket for landowners in Creswell. Formed in the 1950s, the Water…

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Off target: BM 114 missing the mark

GUEST COLUMN: Clifton G. Harrold, Lane County Sheriff

First, I would like to thank you for your support and understanding of the logistical difficulties the passing of Ballot Measure 114 has created for law enforcement agencies.

Many questions have arisen as to what will happen to the rights of gun owners in Oregon with the passing of Measure 114.

For the record, I believe BM 114 to be an unconstitutional restriction on the right to possess firearms, and I believe that the U.S. Supreme Court has already indicated as much in its review of other states’ laws of similar nature. 

That said, I also believe that the founding fathers of the USA specifically designed a three-part governance system so that no one person was given any kind of supreme power. In our three-part system, the judicial branch is charged with the responsibility to declare a statute or act as unconstitutional.

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