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3 Questions About Oregon's New Wolf Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon fish and wildlife officials are considering a revised Wolf Management Plan that would set the course for endangered gray wolves for the next half decade.

Land use | News | Agriculture | Economy | Environment | local

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.

Land | Land use | News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local

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.

Health | local | Think Out Loud

Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 noon

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

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

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.

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

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.  

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

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.

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

Supporters Memorialize LaVoy Finicum, Seek Unifying Message

OPB | Feb. 6, 2016 6:22 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

Many, including supporters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, have invoked LaVoy Finicum's killing as a reason to continue a movement. But it's unclear what that movement has become.

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

Landowners Inside FBI Perimeter: 'We’re Psychologically Exhausted'

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 1:18 p.m.

Andy and Vena Dunbar have spent the past six days living within a no man’s land inside the FBI checkpoints that now surround the refuge headquarters.

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

Attorneys, Bundys Release New Videos Pleading With Occupiers To Surrender

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016 8:47 p.m.

OPB has obtained a video of Lisa Bundy speaking to Ammon Bundy. In the video, he asks the remaining militants to give up their standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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1 Rancher Says He'll Ignore His Grazing Contract

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016 6:51 p.m. | Hanrey County, Oregon

A rancher from New Mexico signed a letter Saturday telling the federal government he will no longer honor his grazing contract.

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Finicum: Militants Have No Plans To Leave Refuge

OPB | Jan. 20, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Militant spokesman tells OPB the group will occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as long as FBI presence continues in Harney County. 

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Hundreds Rally In Portland, Eugene, Bend To Oust Malheur Occupiers

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Oregonians across the state braved a soggy afternoon Tuesday to protest the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

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

Walden Says Harney County Occupation Not Legal, But Echoes Residents' Frustration

OPB | Jan. 13, 2016 2:36 p.m.

Congressman Greg Walden says the armed takeover of federal buildings in Harney County is illegal, but he also says much of the country doesn't understand the legitimate frustration many of his rural constituents feel.

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News Roundtable Jan. 8, 2016 | Lily Tomlin

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

We look back at some of the big stories in the week's news; then we talk with Lily Tomlin, who's in Portland next week for a one-woman show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Fish & Wildlife | Land | Environment | Agriculture | Land use | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Before Oregon's Armed Takeover, A Long-Brewing Dispute Over Rangeland Health

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 5, 2016 7:45 p.m. | Portland

Experts say better data on ecosystem health would be a step to restoring trust between federal agencies and the ranchers and who lease public land.

News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Klamath Basin Water Agreement Could Fall Apart

OPB | Dec. 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.

Nation | News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Sends Oregon Ranchers Back To Prison

Capital Press | Oct. 7, 2015 1 p.m.

Dwight Lincoln Hammond, 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46, were sentenced on Oct. 7 to five years in prison for illegally setting fires on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property near Diamond, Ore.

Think Out Loud

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Think Out Loud

Klamath Farmers Brace For A Dry Season

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.