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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: First Witnesses


John Lamb of Bozeman, Montana, stands outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland Tuesday. Sept. 16, 2016.

John Lamb of Bozeman, Montana, stands outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland Tuesday. Sept. 16, 2016.

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OPB’s Conrad Wilson reports on the first witnesses to take the stand in the Malheur refuge trial: Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward, and a man who was at the refuge on the day the armed protestors began their occupation.

We also hear about the testimony of a lieutenant sheriff who said one occupier encouraged him to “remove Sheriff Ward by any means necessary, including death.”

Wilson joins OPB Producer Dave Blanchard for a special mid-week “This Land Is Our Land” to share what he heard.

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