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A Matter Of Opinion

Mon., June 30, 2008, 9:27 a.m.

Our Saturday view

Saturday's editorial called for an update of the 1872 mining act, which is virtually the same as it was in that year, over 13 decades ago.

Times have definitely changed, and while mining isn't dead, it needs to learn to share space with equally important uses for the land.

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