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US Army Corps Blocks Route Of Dakota Access Pipeline In ND

AP | Dec. 4, 2016 1:46 p.m. | Cannon Ball, North Dakota

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

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Oregonians Of Color Spend Thanksgiving Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline

OPB | Nov. 24, 2016 9:35 a.m.

While many Oregonians spent the Thanksgiving holiday eating large meals with their families, some drove hundreds of miles to support the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota.

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Juror: Acquittal Was Not Endorsement Of Oregon Occupiers

AP | Oct. 28, 2016 3:30 p.m.

The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was a rejection of the prosecution's conspiracy case, not an endorsement of the defendants' actions in the armed protest, a juror said Friday.

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New Standoff In Pipeline Protest Ebbs Without Violence

AP | Oct. 28, 2016 3:26 p.m.

A standoff between Dakota Access pipeline opponents and law enforcement over a highway roadblock diminished Friday without incident, a marked contrast to the forced removal a day earlier of protesters occupying private property.

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Lawyer Hopes For Acquittal In Nevada Standoff

AP | Oct. 28, 2016 12:57 p.m.

Joel Hansen, attorney for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, called the Oregon acquittal of Bundy's sons, Ammon and Ryan, and five others a triumph for liberty against the oppressive U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Shortage In Seaside Divides Homeowners, Labor Force

Daily Astorian | Oct. 28, 2016 10:44 a.m.

According to the Oregon Employment Department, demographic statistics show an aging, affluent population of mostly second homeowners who occupy the housing stock yet drive the demand for labor.

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Reactions Flood In After Malheur Trial 'Not Guilty' Verdicts

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 10:34 a.m. | Portland

Reaction is coming in fast to the not-guilty verdicts for the seven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

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All 7 Defendants Found Not Guilty In Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well. 

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Oregon To Announce Buyer Of Elliott State Forest In December

Statesman Journal | Oct. 26, 2016 6:59 a.m.

The board has put a $220.8 million price tag on the 82,500-acre, state-owned property near Coos Bay, and won’t accept bids over that amount.

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OSU Creates Own Safety Panel To Oversee Construction In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 11:26 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State University has created a safety panel to oversee the construction of its new marine research center being built in the tsunami zone. But it’s made up of academics - not engineers.