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Prosecutors: Southwest Washington Poaching Bust Is Unprecedented

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 6:01 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Seven people have been charged with nearly 200 criminal counts related to illegal hunting in southwest Washington and parts of Oregon — one of the largest poaching busts in recent memory.

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Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 noon

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

local | News

More Charges Filed Against Alleged Washington School Shooter

Northwest News Network | Sept. 27, 2017 2:31 p.m.

The student accused in a fatal shooting at a high school near Spokane this month has been charged with 51 counts of second-degree assault. He also faces murder and attempted murder charges.

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Oregon Sheriff: Courthouse ICE Incident Builds Fear, Lowers Trust

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 8:46 a.m. | Portland

Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett is concerned about a U.S. citizen's recent interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in front of the county courthouse.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Approves $78,000 Oregon Standoff Restitution Agreement

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Portland

Thirteen defendants guilty of conspiracy have agreed to pay $78,000 in restitution.

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DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 noon

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

After Millions In Damages, Oregon Standoff Defendants Agree To Pay Back $78,000

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 8:32 a.m. | Portland

Defendants guilty of occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have agreed to pay a total of $78,000 in restitution, according to a motion filed in federal court Monday.

local | Politics | News

Oregon Senate Approves Recording Grand Juries

OPB | July 4, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Portland

Oregon is one of just two states that do not record grand jury proceedings. A bill just approved by the state senate would change that.

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More FBI Agents Remain Under Investigation For Finicum Shooting

OPB | June 29, 2017 5:18 p.m. | Portland

One FBI agent is charged while other members of the hostage rescue team remain under investigation for roles in the shooting of Oregon occupier LaVoy Finicum.

local | News | Environment

Oregon Judge Rules Counties Cannot Sue State For Money

Daily Astorian | June 24, 2017 9:59 a.m.

A judge has ruled that counties can’t sue the state for financial damages, potentially undermining a $1.4 billion class action lawsuit over state logging practices.

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Trial Begins For Former Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | May 16, 2017 1:32 p.m.

Former Klamath Sheriff Frank Skrah's attorney claims criminal allegations against her client stemmed from a beef between Skrah and the president of the Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association.

local | Health | News

Oregon Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against Zoom Health Plan

OPB | April 25, 2017 1:56 p.m. | Portland

Oregon filed suit Tuesday against Zoom Health Plan to recover millions of dollars the company was reportedly supposed to pay last year.

local | Forestry | News | Environment

Oregon Drops Several Defenses In $1.4 Billion Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | April 21, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Last year, Linn County filed a lawsuit accusing Oregon of violating contracts with 15 counties by reducing logging on about 650,000 acres of forestland the counties had donated to the state.

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Bill Would Create 'Sensitive Locations' For Immigration Enforcement

OPB | March 31, 2017 1:14 p.m. | Portland

Members of the Oregon congressional delegation are co-sponsoring a bill that would limit areas where federal immigration enforcement can take place.

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Governor Appoints Meagan Flynn To Oregon Supreme Court

OPB | March 31, 2017 12:25 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown will appoint Judge Meagan Flynn to the Oregon Supreme Court seat held by Richard Baldwin. Baldwin announced his retirement in December, effective this April.

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Lower Deschutes Water Quality Lawsuit Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

OPB | March 29, 2017 11:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

A judge has ruled that a federal lawsuit against Portland General Electric over water quality on the Lower Deschutes River can move forward.

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Professor Sues University Of Oregon Over Pay Discrimination

The Register-Guard | March 21, 2017 2:03 p.m.

The University of Oregon is being sued by a longtime psychology professor who alleges that she’s being paid substantially less than several less-experienced male colleagues.

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Judge Not Ready To Rule On Blocking New Travel Ban

AP | March 11, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Seattle

U.S. District Judge James Robart said in an order that motions or a complaint over the revised ban need to be filed before he can make a decision.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors: Malheur Defendants Don't Speak For Rural America

OPB | March 10, 2017 8:23 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors gave a wide-ranging interview to OPB about the lessons they learned from last fall's acquittals and why they think the occupiers don't speak for rural America.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

2 Occupiers Found Guilty Of Conspiracy For Roles In Oregon Standoff

OPB | March 9, 2017 11:35 a.m. | Portland

A jury has convicted occupiers Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn on felony conspiracy charges for their roles in last year’s takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.