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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley proposes wilderness protections

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is taking another swing at adding wilderness protections to a large mountain above the Painted Hills near Mitchell in Eastern Oregon.The Statesman Journal reports the bill, introduced last week, would establish 58,000 acres of wilderness on Sutton Mountain while also transferring 2,000 acres of federal land to the city of Mitchell for economic development.