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WDFW Loses Hatchery Contract Due To 'Sexualized Culture'

Northwest News Network | Aug. 30, 2017 7 a.m.

After 50 years, Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife will no longer operate the Wells Hatchery on the Columbia River near Pateros.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

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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Oregon Kills 4th Wolf From Harl Butte Pack

Capital Press | Aug. 27, 2017 9:26 a.m.

Oregon wildlife officials killed a fourth member of the Harl Butte wolf pack Aug. 25, a day after authorizing the killing of two wolves from the Meacham pack following a series of attacks on cattle this month.

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Lethal Action Approved On Washington State Wolf Pack

AP | Aug. 27, 2017 9:09 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

Officials in Washington state have authorized the killing of one or more members of a wolf pack in the northeast corner of the state following attacks on cattle.

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Will The Franklin's Bumblebee Ever Be Seen Again?

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The last person who found Franklin's bumblebee in the field isn’t giving up on the bee. He still makes an annual pilgrimage to Mount Ashland in hopes it will make an appearance once again.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

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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Birds Take Backseat To Fish, Farms In The Klamath Basin

OPB/EarthFix | July 24, 2017 6 a.m. | Merrill, Oregon

There’s always a bird – or 20 –  in sight at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge. But really, there should be many, many more.

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Crews Begin Removing Eastern Oregon Dam To Improve Fish Passage

East Oregonian | July 23, 2017 8:07 a.m.

It took 20 years of planning, studies and grant writing, but the removal of the Dillon Diversion Dam is finally underway on the Umatilla River.

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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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Police Seek Public's Help In Apparent Shooting Of Bald Eagle

AP | June 29, 2017 8:31 a.m. | Gaston, Oregon

Authorities are seeking the public's help after a bald eagle was injured in an apparent shooting west of Portland.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

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. 

News | local | NW Life | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

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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GPS-Collar Failures Cause Wolf-Tracking Woes For Oregon

AP | April 12, 2017 8:08 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The number of wolves in the wilds of Oregon increased slightly last year, but state wildlife officials lost track of one pack because none of its members are outfitted with GPS collars.

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19 Oregon Lawmakers Denounce Proposal For Public Wolf Hunting

Statesman Journal | April 10, 2017 7:31 a.m.

Nineteen Oregon lawmakers have requested that wolf hunting remain off the table to members of the public.

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Wolves Wipe Out Chickens, Geese At NE Oregon Residence

Capital Press | March 26, 2017 10:35 a.m.

Wolves killed at least eight chickens and a goose March 23 in a pack attack that left feathers, chicken parts and “hundreds” of wolf tracks around the site, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

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.

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

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.