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Tom McCall
Editorials from around Oregon

Albany Democrat-Herald, March 27, on the passing of Hector Macpherson Jr. When you consider the list of people who truly have helped to shape modern-day Oregon, the name of Hector Macpherson Jr. isn't likely to spring immediately to mind. But it should. Macpherson, a longtime dairy farmer in Linn County's Oakville area, was the guiding hand behind Senate Bill 100, which the Legislature passed in 1973. He died last week at age 96. Senate Bill 100 created the Land Conservation and Development Commission to oversee compliance of local planning with statewide goals. The bill also preserved prime farm and timber land from urban development. Macpherson's interest in land-use...