Spurned at PDX, anti-logging ad flies in Eugene

Spurned at PDX, anti-logging ad flies in Eugene

Spurned at PDX, anti-logging ad flies in Eugene

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 2:29 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The city-owned Eugene Airport says a logging protest ad rejected by Portland's airport authority has been in its baggage claims area for three weeks, and nobody has said a thing about it.

The ad, a mock picture postcard with a denuded hillside, is aimed at a bill that would expand logging on federal land in Western Oregon.

The Port of Portland says it has the power to reject such an ad in the interest of remaining neutral.

A Eugene airport official, Cathryn Stephens, says the city attorney's office is of a different opinion.

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled in 2011 against the Portland area mass transit agency TriMet in a similar case.

Stephens told the Register-Guard it's believed to be the airport's first political ad. It got $765.

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