Much of the support coming in for a ballot initiative to let public employees refuse to pay union dues is from the timber industry.
Northwest outdoor industry business leaders want Sen. Ron Wyden to add more protections for the environment.
The Ochoco Irrigation District closed the irrigation season early this year due to cool temperatures and wet weather.
Three timber companies filed a lawsuit to lift a logging ban in national forests from the federal government's shutdown.
Rep. Peter DeFazio says that opposition to his bill to increase timber harvests is coming from "radical groups."