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Oregon Lawmakers Debate Whether To Study Federal-To-State Land Transfers

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The bill would create a task force that would study the feasibility and cost of pursuing such transfers. Conservation groups oppose it.

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Oregon Counties Sue Federal Government Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Portland

A group of counties that gets revenue from logging lands within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument boundaries is suing the federal government.

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Trial Opens In Nevada With Competing Tales Of Bunkerville Standoff

AP | Feb. 9, 2017 5:32 p.m. | Las Vegas

A jury in Las Vegas heard competing narratives Thursday about six men accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in April 2014.

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How Oregon Standoff And Jeff Sessions May Affect Bunkerville Trial

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 12:13 p.m.

The trial of six men accused of participating in an armed standoff with federal agents in 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada, starts Thursday — refocusing attention on land rights in the West.

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Jury Selection Underway In Trial Of 6 In Bundy Ranch Standoff

AP | Feb. 6, 2017 11:26 a.m. | Las Vegas

Jury selection has begun in federal court in Nevada for trial of the first six defendants accused of taking up arms against federal agents herding cattle off public land near cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch in April 2014.

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Ammon Bundy's Oregon Attorney Wants Charges Dismissed In Courthouse Scuffle

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 8:35 a.m. | Portland

Lawyer Marcus Mumford was tased by U.S. Marshals last October in the moments after a jury found seven refuge occupiers not guilty of conspiracy charges related to the January 2016 takeover.  

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6 Bundy Ranch 'Gunmen And Followers' To Begin Trial

AP | Feb. 4, 2017 11:19 a.m. | Las Vegas

Trial begins Monday in Las Vegas for six men — the first of a trio of proceedings for 17 defendants that will later include Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, four of his adult sons and seven other men.

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Land Owners, Oregon Want Very Different Things Within Bend's Borders

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Owners of land within Bend's expanded urban growth boundary want to build new homes. But the state wants commercial and industrial developments first.

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Oregon Counties Face 90 Percent Cut In Timber Money

Statesman Journal | Jan. 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.

A Forest Service program that pumped millions of dollars into rural communities has expired and with it the advent of sharply reduced revenue sharing timber harvest payments for more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts.

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What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.