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Patricia Jones Score

Tootie is active in informing her community of the things happening in Salem, the state capital. She’s diligent, informative, and concerned for our state. Read more

Lori Graves Koos

Tootie Smith loves Oregon! She loves the people of Oregon and she listens to the people of Oregon!
When there is malfunction within the state of Oregon and bills being passed without the people of Oregon allowed to vote on them, well it shows the people that the current officials in office don’t give a damn about them!

Cleo Baker-Roberts

Tootie was my Editor at the Pioneer years ago & we go back 35-plus years! She’s a hardworker & is working tirelessly to keep Oregonians informed about our political scene & happenings, especially in Salem & Clackamas County! I’m honored to call her my friend!

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February 24, 2021

Have We Learned Our Lesson?

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Forest management has been one of the most contentious issues in Oregon since the 1990s. The timber industry that helped build this state was maligned under the guise of protecting the endangered spotted owl. That industry became more and more restricted over time, with environmental groups claiming a series of victories along the way. However, the reality of what hasRead more “Have We Learned Our Lesson?”

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