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<div style="line-height: 24px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Dear&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Friend,</span></div>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-863e-ccef-8be3-f5b6de7a6630"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">It&rsquo;s the dog days of summer, and we are finally winding down after a long, contentious, and often surprising legislative session. </span><br class="kix-line-break" />
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<span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We review our big wins for bills we</span></span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/legislative-session-wrap-bills-we-successfully-supported" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></span><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">supported</span></span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and those we</span></span><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/legislative-session-wrap-bills-we-successfully-defeated" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">opposed</span></span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, and reflect on future work that needs to be done. </span></span></span></span></span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-863e-ccef-8be3-f5b6de7a6630"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our Circuit Rider just clocked her first big legal win! This, and more, </span></span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/updates-circut" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">updates from the Circuit</span></span></a><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></span></span></span></span></p>

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<span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-863e-ccef-8be3-f5b6de7a6630"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/getting-know-you-2017-1000-friends-summer-interns" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Meet our summer interns</span></span></a></span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">, Abbie Mann-Wood and Phil Longnecker, as they sit down to learn more about each other</span></span></span>. </span></span><br />
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<span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Thank you for your passion,</span><br style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" />
<span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" />
<span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">The 1000 Friends Team</span></span><br />
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<span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Fighting for Oregon&#39;s people and landscapes</span></font></span></span></div>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-864f-5648-bb58-820fa9c771c6"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Oregon Legislature convened on February 1 with approximately 1,500 proposed bills &nbsp;filed, and another 1,500 filed after the start of the session. About 10% related to land use. The 2017 legislative session was a long and winding road. Early land use threats died easily, while new ones cropped up at the final hour.</span></span></span></span><br />
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<span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-8651-2012-6c22-bd9ac4d7f8d3"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; color: rgb(13, 66, 86); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1000 Friends of Oregon achieved success with several of our </span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/legislative-session-wrap-bills-we-successfully-supported" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">major legislative goals</span></span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; color: rgb(13, 66, 86); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. We also </span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/legislative-session-wrap-bills-we-successfully-defeated" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">successfully fought back</span></span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; color: rgb(13, 66, 86); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> legislation that would have severely damaged Oregon&rsquo;s land use planning program, its farms and ranches, and its iconic landscapes. </span><a href="http://www.friends.org/2017-legislative-session" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Here is a recap</span></span></a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; color: rgb(13, 66, 86); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> of the some of the major bills with which 1000 Friends was engaged during the 2017 legislative session. </span></span></p>
<a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/updates-circut"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="line-height: 24px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif;"><font size="5">Updates from the Circuit</font></span></span></span></span></a><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" />
<span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">1000 Friends joins big fights for rural communities</span></font></span></span></div>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-8655-a230-c822-f926a1713943"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://www.friends.org/Circuitrider"><span style="color:#008080;">Circuit Rider</span></a></span><span style="color: rgb(13, 66, 86); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Attorney Meriel Darzen has been hard at work managing a series of high-profile land use cases with supportive legal services. A LUBA win for Hood River, appealing mass solar development on farmland, stopping the expansion of a landfill, and more.</span><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/updates-circut" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="color:#008080;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-line: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Here are some of the cases you need to know about</span></span></a><span style="color: rgb(13, 66, 86); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></span></span></span></p>
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<div style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin: 0px 0px 10px;"><font face="tahoma, geneva, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 24px;"><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/getting-know-you-2017-1000-friends-summer-interns"><span style="color:#008080;">Meet the Interns:</span></a></span></font><br />
<span style="color: rgb(47, 79, 79); font-family: tahoma, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A Q &amp; A with Phil and Abbie&nbsp;</span>

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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-866a-5f00-d8ad-9be493f48b90"><span style="vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Every summer, 1000 Friends of Oregon welcomes college interns to our office to work on special projects. One intern comes to us through Duke University and their DukeEngage program. The other is our Gerhardt intern, selected from a national pool of applicants to work with us in the loving memory of former 1000 Friends staffer Paul Gerhardt Jr.. </span></span></span></span></span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.3745454545454545;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:9pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#2F4F4F;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-c2a4951b-866a-5f00-d8ad-9be493f48b90"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Meet our 2017 summer interns, Abbie Mann-Wood and Phil Longenecker. Abbie and Phil sat down together to get to know each other. </span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><a href="http://www.friends.org/latest/getting-know-you-2017-1000-friends-summer-interns"><span style="color:#008080;">Here is what they learned.</span></a></span></span></span></p>
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