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Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan

By August 19, 2017January 14th, 2018Forest Grove Leader

Gov. Kate Brown traveled Friday to Douglas County to mark a symbolic end to the contentious debate over the Elliott State Forest, even as a timber company that had hoped to buy the forest vows to fight the state in court.

Brown, joined by Treasurer Tobias Read, a fellow Democrat, made the trip to celebrate the state’s decision to keep the forest in public lands. It did so by using $100 million i
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