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New Report: Malheur County Has Significant Mining Potential

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 11:37 a.m.

A new report from Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shows that an area that conservationists want to protect is rich in mining potential.

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How Dakota Access Pipeline Affects The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 4:38 p.m.

Carina Miller, a Warm Springs tribal council member, took in the back-and-forth Dakota Access Pipeline news all while driving back to Oregon from the protest.

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Idaho Leads The West In Per Capita Farm Income

Capital Press | Sept. 8, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Idaho lost a little ground in 2015 among the 11 Western states in the rankings for farm cash receipts and net farm income.

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More Details Released In Hermiston Murder-Suicide

East Oregonian | Sept. 8, 2016 10:08 a.m. |

Hermiston police have released a timeline of the Aug. 18 murder-suicide involving two volunteer wrestling coaches.

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Yosemite National Park Grows Toward West In Largest Expansion Since 1949

NPR | Sept. 8, 2016 7:46 a.m.

The park is increasing by 400 acres along its western boundary, thanks to a donation by the conservation group The Trust for Public Land. The land includes a grassy meadow and wetlands.

Nation | News | Land use | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Trial Opens For Occupiers Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

NPR | Sept. 7, 2016 6:18 a.m.

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon was seized by armed militants for 41 days. Many of the occupiers have pleaded guilty already; the first trial begins Wednesday.

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Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

News | local | Land use | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ryan Bundy To Argue Why Oregon Governor Should Testify In Refuge Trial

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 11:36 a.m.

Thursday, Ryan Bundy is scheduled to argue why Oregon Gov. Kate Brown should testify as a witness at next month’s trial in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation. 

Nation | News | local | Land use | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Deals Government Blow Over Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 1:25 p.m.

The U.S. attorney wasn’t able to explain to the court how raw, unfiltered information from 11 Facebook accounts ended up as part of the evidence presented in the discovery process.

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Eastern Oregon Wildfire Spreads To Nearly 80 Square Miles

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 1:07 p.m.

A wildfire spotted Sunday afternoon in Eastern Oregon has quickly become the state's largest active blaze.