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Are Luxury Resort Ranches The Future Of Eastern Oregon?

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 1:41 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Could high-end resorts be an economic answer for eastern Oregon? One Grant County rancher thinks so. 

local | Environment | News

Cinder Butte Fire Threatens Tribal Archaeological Sites

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017 12:51 p.m. | Portland

The Cinder Butte fire burning 10 miles outside of the town of Riley, Oregon, was burning 52,223 acres as of Saturday morning. 

local | Environment | News

Wildfire Scorches More Than 80 Square Miles In Southeast Oregon

AP | Aug. 4, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland

A wildfire has charred more than 80 square miles of grass and juniper in sparsely populated southeast Oregon.

News | local | Politics | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Selected For Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 1:31 p.m. | Portland

After three days of interviews, 12 trial jurors — eight women and four men — and eight alternates have been selected for the trial of Ammon Bundy and six other defendants.

Think Out Loud

Birding Around Burns

OPB | April 8, 2016 noon

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival — and Think Out Loud will be there! We'll hear from record-holding bird enthusiast Noah Strycker, senior naturalist Duncan Evered, Chamber of Commerce executive director Chelsea Harrison, and more.

News | local | Land use | Think Out Loud

Healing In Harney County

OPB | April 11, 2016 noon

Two months after the end of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Think Out Loud is returning to Harney County to moderate a discussion about how the community is healing and what its future may look like.

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Investigation Into LaVoy Finicum's Death | 'Everybody Reads' Author Cristina HenrĂ­quez

OPB | March 8, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: February 26 | New Normal For Harney County | Preventing Sexual Assault

OPB | Feb. 26, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We analyze some of this week's big stories with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher tells us what she's seen after revisiting Harney County, post-occupation. And we hear about sexual assault prevention at Portland State University.

Recreation | local | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Alvord Desert Gliders

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

Glider pilots enjoy the thrill and beauty of soaring, without an engine, above the Alvord desert and Steens mountain.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.

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Harney County Occupiers Speak | Burns Update | Affordable Housing | Portland Audit

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We hear from two of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge, then turn to a discussion about the role of builders in affordable housing, and then hear about a new Portland audit that says millions in grants are being awarded with little oversight. 

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Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Killed

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016 8:06 p.m.

We bring you the latest from southeast Oregon, where some of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge  in Harney County have been arrested and one has been killed.

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Latest From Harney County Standoff And Community Reactions

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 10:06 a.m.

We bring you the latest news out of Harney County, where eight militants who were occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested and LeVoy Finicum was killed. We also get reaction from the community around Burns.

News | Politics | Think Out Loud

Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

OPB | Jan. 13, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.

Environment | Nation | Politics | News | Land use | Land | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

LaVoy Finicum: Profile Of A Malheur Occupier

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 11:41 a.m.

One of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge explains his actions.

Think Out Loud

Women In Policing | Conservationists And Cattlemen On Land Management

OPB | Jan. 7, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk with female police officers about what it's like to work in largely male forces. We hear two more perspectives on the occupation in Harney County: Oregon Wild, and the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.