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Environmental Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Oregon Logging Practices

OPB | April 6, 2017 12:54 p.m. | Portland

Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests.

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Ranchers And Loggers Dismayed At Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

Capital Press | April 4, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Eagle Point, Oregon

With the federal government nearly doubling the monument's size, the ranching and timber industries in southern Oregon are bracing for the worst.

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What's Next For The Owyhee Canyonlands?

OPB | April 4, 2017 1:06 p.m.

The specter of a monument designation may trigger groups to get together and start a collaborative plan for the Owyhee.

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How Oregon Standoff And Jeff Sessions May Affect Bunkerville Trial

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 12:13 p.m.

The trial of six men accused of participating in an armed standoff with federal agents in 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada, starts Thursday — refocusing attention on land rights in the West.

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6 Bundy Ranch 'Gunmen And Followers' To Begin Trial

AP | Feb. 4, 2017 11:19 a.m. | Las Vegas

Trial begins Monday in Las Vegas for six men — the first of a trio of proceedings for 17 defendants that will later include Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy, four of his adult sons and seven other men.

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3 Federal Trials Scheduled In Bunkerville Standoff Case

AP | Dec. 13, 2016 2:41 p.m. | Las Vegas

Cliven, Ammon and Ryan Bundy will be in the last of the three trials along with co-defendants Peter Santilli and Ryan Payne.

local | Nation | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy Brothers Refuse To Attend Court Hearing In Nevada

AP | Dec. 9, 2016 2:55 p.m. | Las Vegas

Two sons of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy refused to attend a federal court hearing to schedule trials for 17 men accused of conspiring to take up arms against federal agents in April 2014.

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

Report: States' Push For Control Of Federal Lands Has Weak Legal Footing

AP | Sept. 30, 2016 12:48 p.m. | Salt Lake City

Utah is pushing to gain control of millions of acres of federal lands — an issue raised in the Oregon standoff. But Western attorneys general say that effort has little chance of succeeding.

local | Politics | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': Meet The Defendants

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 7 a.m.

In the debut episode of "This Land Is Our Land," OPB takes a closer look at the men and women charged with taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Faces Of The Malheur Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Twenty-six people were indicted over the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, in early 2016. Here, we track the legal status of those individuals. 

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Crook County Rejects Controversial Natural Resources Plan

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 12:41 p.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Crook County leaders voted 2-1 to reject the natural resource plan submitted by a local political action committee.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ryan Bundy Could Lose Ability To Represent Himself At Trial

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 4:17 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown appears poised to terminate Ryan Bundy’s status as his own attorney in his upcoming trial, which starts next month.

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GOP Platform Supports Transferring Western Public Lands To States

OPB | July 19, 2016 5:08 p.m. | Cleveland

The newly approved Republican platform expands the party’s support for turning over federal lands to the states — creating a new flashpoint in the presidential campaign.

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Occupation Supporters Try To Sway Broader Audience In Portland

OPB | March 5, 2016 2 p.m. | Portland

Supporters of the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge protested in Portland on Saturday, March 5. Organizers tried to sell the so-called patriot movement on other activist groups.

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

Bundy's Lawyers Fire Back At Clatsop County DA

Daily Astorian | Feb. 27, 2016 10:24 a.m.

Mike Arnold, one of Ammon Bundy's attorneys, called Clatsop County Distict Attorney Josh Marquis a "narcissist" and "unique publicity hound" after Marquis filed ethics complaints against Arnold with the Oregon State Bar.

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Grant County Warns Potential Militants, Denouncing Occupation

OPB | Feb. 24, 2016 5:19 p.m.

Grant County leaders passed a resolution Wednesday in denouncing the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They hope it sends a warning to out-of-county militants that they are not welcome.

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Officials Say Grant County Sheriff's Support Of Militants Endangered Public

Blue Mountain Eagle | Feb. 20, 2016 12:08 p.m.

Law enforcement officials in John Day say Sheriff Glenn Palmer's support of the militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge threatened public safety.

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Judge Will Send Cliven Bundy To Nevada To Face Charges

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Federal Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart approved an order to send embattled rancher Cliven Bundy back to Nevada to face a 16-count indictment.  

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House Approves Measure To Shield Officer Who Shot LaVoy Finicum

Northwest News Network | Feb. 17, 2016 3:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The measure that would allow law enforcement officers involved in fatal shootings to ask a court to shield their name for 90 days. The bill is designed to protect the officer who killed LaVoy Finicum.

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ACLU Defends 1st Amendment Rights Of Refuge Occupier Pete Santilli

OPB | Feb. 9, 2016 5 p.m. | Portland

The ACLU of Oregon has come to the defense of Pete Santilli, an Internet radio talk show host who participated in an occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.