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Police Add Warning To Refuge Roadblock

OPB | Feb. 6, 2016 8:20 a.m. | Burns, Oregon

Oregon State Police have added a large lighted sign to clearly warn of consequences for approaching the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Ethical Questions Surround Ammon Bundy’s Legal Team, Strategy

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 2:16 p.m.

Two Oregon attorneys came to the refuge at least once and inventoried which federal laws were being broken, while militant leaders ordered new recruits to engage in illegal activity.

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Northwest Volunteers Want To Help Restore Malheur Refuge

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 4:57 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

People from around the Northwest are saying they want to help clean up and restore the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the occupation ends.

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Militant Duane Ehmer Released From Jail

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 2:35 p.m. | Portland

Duane Ehmer, one of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers known for riding a horse named "Hellboy," was released from jail Thursday.

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Oregon State Students Dig Into Extraordinary Assignment: Recovering Ancient Mammoth Bones

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 3, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Corvallis, Oregon

Thousands of extinct animal bones and fragments have been excavated from Oregon State University's football stadium. But one last pile of dirt is still being explored by students in an extraordinary on-campus assignment.

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Last Line Of Communication With Militants Cut

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 3:09 p.m.

For the past 48 hours, OPB has communicated with militants still occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. That ended Wednesday.

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Owyhee Wilderness Proposal In Spotlight After Refuge Occupation

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 11:22 a.m.

The possible designation of the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon as a national monument is getting new attention after an armed occupation near Burns, Oregon.

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The Land Dispute At Malheur Is No New Phenomenon

OPB | Feb. 1, 2016 4:16 p.m.

If history tells us anything about the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, it's that land management disputes like this one are nothing new.

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How A Digital Friendship Created An Unlikely Holdout

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 1:36 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

David Fry’s online friendship with militant LaVoy Finicum led him to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where he is one of the last remaining occupants.

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Landowners Inside FBI Perimeter: 'We’re Psychologically Exhausted'

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 1:18 p.m.

Andy and Vena Dunbar have spent the past six days living within a no man’s land inside the FBI checkpoints that now surround the refuge headquarters.