A bill authorizing the sale of federally owned helium could raise money to extend timber payments to rural counties, including $17 million to Douglas County.
Oregon's newest state park along the lower John Day River is opening this week.
The Senate approved a proposal to extend federal timber payments to Oregon counties.
The Portland International Airport banned ads by Oregon Wild as part of a campaign to defeat a Congressional bill to increase logging on federal forests.
The White House says it could veto a bill to boost logging on national forests.