HOUSES ACT: US Sen. Mike Lee is floating a proposal to address the national housing shortage by allowing states to purchase Federal lands for new housing. MORE HERE 

TIMBER DISUNITY: Timber Unity, a group that started as a coalition of farmers, wood industry workers and truck drivers, has become fractured, writes Randy Stapilus/Oregon Capital Chronicle. MORE HERE

CANADIAN CONTROVERSY: Canada aims to launch a trade challenge against the United States over what it called the “unfair” duties Washington is imposing on certain softwood lumber products. MORE HERE

POSTED BRIDGES: ITD’s Commercial Vehicle Services Division has released their lastest list of ‘posted bridges’ that is updated quarterly. View the list HERE

EMERALD ASH BORER: A beetle species described as the most destructive forest pest in the country has officially been spotted for the first time in Oregon. MORE HERE