The good people of Oregon are engaged in a land war so intense it’s almost impossible to tell fact from fiction from propaganda. The Portland Oregonian describes a “civil war” over Measure 49, a land rights proposition on the ballot Tuesday. Farm families are split, according to the paper. In 2004, Oregon voters approved another measure, one that prohibited a lot of the state’s vaunted land use planning mechanisms. 49 would soften some of the early measure’s provisions. The campaign on 49 has been bitter.

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