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Attorney For Oregon Standoff Leader Faces New Charges In Courthouse Scuffle

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 7:39 a.m. | Portland

Marcus Mumford was tased by U.S. Marshals on Oct. 27, just after he learned his client, Ammon Bundy, and six others were found not guilty of conspiring to occupy the Oregon wildlife refuge.

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Federal Approval Of GM Grass Seed Sparks Outcry

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 18, 2017 4 p.m.

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deregulate a genetically modified grass seed has raised concerns about contamination in Oregon’s billion-dollar grass seed industry.

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Rule Change Easing Public Lands Transfer Has Hunters, Outdoor Enthusiasts Worried

AP | Jan. 17, 2017 8:17 a.m. | Boise

A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

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A Year After His Death, LaVoy Finicum's Widow Carries On His Mission

AP | Jan. 15, 2017 7:28 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

LaVoy Finicum's widow, Jeanette, and their children are planning to hold a meeting later this month to talk about the Constitution, property rights and other issues.

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Western Sagebrush Defense Plan Will Endure Administration Chance, Officials Say

AP | Jan. 4, 2017 7:06 a.m. | Boise

A new wildfire-fighting plan to protect a wide swath of sagebrush country in the Western U.S. that supports cattle ranching and is home to an imperiled bird will likely continue after the Obama administration ends, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday.

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Spread By Trade And Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests

AP | Jan. 1, 2017 11:22 a.m. | Petersham, Massachusetts

Aided by global trade, a warming climate and drought-weakened trees, invasive bugs have become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the United States.

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Judge Denies Malheur Occupation Leader's Guilty Plea Withdrawal

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 5:39 p.m. | Portland

A federal judge has denied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation leader Ryan Payne's effort to withdraw his guilty plea.

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National Guard Firing Ranges Leave Legacy Of Lead

KUOW | Dec. 27, 2016 2:18 p.m. | Seattle

The National Guard has closed facilities across the country to the public because of lead contamination, following an investigation by The Oregonian newspaper.

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The Year In News: 4 Major Northwest Narratives In 2016

OPB | Dec. 21, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Portland

OPB looks back at the stories that defined 2016 in Oregon, Southwest Washington and the United States.

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Judge Halts Logging On State Forest In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 20, 2016 12:45 p.m.

A federal judge in Eugene has ordered a pair of Oregon timber companies not to log on a state forest near the south coast.