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Editorials from around Oregon

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:

The East Oregonian, July 23, on managing fish to help recover threatened populations:

The fishing rights guaranteed to Indians by treaties and court decisions are meaningless if there are few fish to catch. These "treaty tribes" are entitled to half the salmon. But 50 percent of nothing is nothing. Tribal negotiators are increasingly insisting that there be actual flesh attached to the bare bones of treaty rights.

As a practical matter, this means the team of agencies responsible for salmon must ensure that salmon prosper through a combination of strategies, such as hatcheries, habitat restoration, modifications of...