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Malheur Defendant Jason Blomgren Sentenced To 2 Years Probation

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors said Jason Blomgren was a low-level defendant who spent about 15 days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

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Bundy Sympathizer Sentenced For Stealing Machine Gun

OPB | July 26, 2017 11:41 a.m.

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Michael Emry, 55, of John Day, to two and a half years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.

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Ammon Bundy's 1st Oregon Attorney Leaves Firm To Grow Marijuana

The Register-Guard | July 5, 2017 7:13 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Mike Arnold, whose nearly two-decade career included defending Ammon Bundy in his first four months in jail, has left his firm to grow marijuana.

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Judge To Sentenced Malheur Occupier: 'I Don't Want To See You Again'

OPB | June 26, 2017 12:59 p.m. | Portland

Geoffrey Stanek was sentenced to six months home detention for his role in the 41-day long occupation in eastern Oregon.

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Woman Crisscrosses West To Fulfill Acquaintance's Last Wish

AP | June 11, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Seattle

When Rita Poe approached Nancy Zingheim with an unusual request, Zingheim had little idea what she was getting into. Two years later, Zingheim has a clearer picture of Poe and the wildlands she loved. 

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Gov. Kate Brown Makes Her First Post-Occupation Visit To Burns

OPB | April 12, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Harney County, talking with local residents and officials. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher was there. 

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Defense Witnesses Describe Fear At Malheur Refuge After Occupier Died

OPB | March 6, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Federal court was packed Monday for what appears to be the final day of the defense’s case in the second trial stemming from last year’s occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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What Did Harney County Residents Know Before The Malheur Occupation?

OPB | March 1, 2017 9:07 a.m.

A local rancher tells OPB that Ammon Bundy spoke broadly about the idea of seizing government buildings before the occupation began.  

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Prosecutors Show Signs Of Lessons Learned From 1st Malheur Trial

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 1:36 p.m. | Portland

Opening statements got underway Tuesday for the trial of the second group of defendants charged in connection with the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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2nd Malheur Trial Offers Hope For Some Harney County Residents

OPB | Feb. 20, 2017 2:02 p.m.

In Harney County, some residents hope this next trial offers a second shot at justice for their community. 

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Judge Restricts Malheur Refuge Workers' Testimony On Oregon Standoff Fear

AP | Feb. 8, 2017 9:47 a.m. | Portland

Federal wildlife employees will again be barred from testifying about any fear they felt during last winter's armed occupation of a national bird sanctuary in southeastern Oregon.

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Oregon Standoff Defendant Wants New Judge For Bench Trial

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 7:48 a.m. | Portland

Duane Ehmer and his attorney said in a court filing late Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Anna Brown might not be impartial.

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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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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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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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Ammon Bundy To Testify Tuesday: 'I Have No Other Choice'

OPB | Oct. 3, 2016 4:30 a.m. | Portland

As the defense enters the second week of presenting its case, Ammon Bundy is set to take the stand in defense of his actions during the 41-day takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Threat Against Harney County Sheriff Described In Testimony

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 12:52 p.m. | Portland

One of the more stunning moments during the trial of seven people accused of occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge came from Lt. Brian Needham of the Harney County Sheriff's Office.

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Harney County Sheriff, Refuge Manager To Testify Wednesday At Malheur Occupation Trial

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 8:36 a.m. | Portland

Harney County Sheriff David Ward takes the stand Wednesday morning as the first witness for the prosecution, and the jury could also hear from refuge manager Chad Kargas before the day is over.

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Defense Says Government Lied To Court About Facebook Evidence In Refuge Trial

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 7:59 p.m.

Defense attorneys told the Judge Anna Brown the government hadn’t been honest with her or the defense about how it handled Facebook evidence.

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Malheur Refuge Headquarters Will Remain Closed During Trial

OPB | Sept. 3, 2016 1:51 p.m. | Portland

The headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could remain closed for the rest of the year. It’s been closed since the armed occupation in January.