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October 23, 2008

Firefighting outduels timber dollars in Oregon

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Wallowa-Whitman National Forest managers say they aren't getting enough money from Congress to keep local lumber mills supplied, partly because of record spending on fighting forest fires.

Wallow-Whitman has been dealing with declining timber budgets for eight of the past 11 years, said sales manager Carla Monismith.

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