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Pendleton Outdoor School Carries On Despite Budget Woes In Recent Years

East Oregonian | May 12, 2017 11:38 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton is home to eastern Oregon's longest continuously run outdoor school, despite facing elimination at least three times.

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Oregon's Public Lands Could Face The Brunt Of Solar Eclipse Visitors

OPB | May 9, 2017 2:27 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

With nearly every lodging option booked within the path of the eclipse, thousands of visitors are expected to spill over onto public lands.

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USDA's Agreement To Kill Oregon Wolves Ruled Lawful

Capital Press | May 3, 2017 3:27 p.m.

The USDA’s agreement to kill wolves on behalf of Oregon wildlife regulators isn’t a “major federal action” warranting environmental review, according to a federal judge.

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They're Back: Invasive Green Crabs Found Off Olympic Peninsula

AP | April 29, 2017 11:44 a.m. | Bremerton, Washington

Officials in Washington state say an invasion of the European green crabs that could disrupt the Puget Sound ecosystem is continuing.

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Biologists Say It's Too Soon To Know How Killing Barred Owls Affects Spotted Owls

Capital Press | April 18, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Spotted owl populations have continued to decline rapidly, while larger, more aggressive barred owls take over spotted owl territory in Oregon, Washington and California.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Conservation Groups Sue To Protect Wildlife From ‘Cyanide Bombs’

OPB/EarthFix | April 4, 2017 1 p.m.

Conservation groups want to see more restrictions on cyanide traps after a federal agency's trap killed a wolf in northeast Oregon.

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Otter Appeals Dismissal Of Idaho Sage Grouse Lawsuit

AP | April 1, 2017 4:49 p.m. | Boise

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said the state was not speculating about the damage that implementing the current federal sage grouse plans will have on private and public lands.

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Washington State Wolf Population On The Rise

AP | March 31, 2017 2:20 p.m. | Seattle

Officials say the state had a net gain of at least 25 wolves in 2016, despite the deaths of 14 who were killed for various reasons.

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Congress Rolls Back Obama-Era Rule On Hunting Bears And Wolves In Alaska

NPR | March 22, 2017 2:04 p.m.

The Senate voted Tuesday to lift a 2016 ban on certain hunting practices — like trapping and aerial shooting — on national wildlife refuges there. Now the bill heads to President Trump to be signed.

local | News | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Convicts 4 Malheur Occupiers Of Misdemeanor Charges

OPB | March 21, 2017 4:27 p.m. | Portland

Four defendants who participated in last year's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were convicted Tuesday of misdemeanors.

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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.

local | News | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Judge Presses Prosecutors For Specifics In Misdemeanor Case

OPB | March 8, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown heard evidence Wednesday related to the misdemeanor charges against four defendants linked to last year’s armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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2nd Malheur Trial Goes To Jury, Tempers Flare Outside Courtroom

OPB | March 7, 2017 2:19 p.m. | Portland

The fate of four occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is now up to a 12-person jury.

Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Oregon Field Guide

Bat Mystery

OPB | March 2, 2017 8:30 p.m.

The deadly disease, white-nose syndrome, that’s been devastating East Coast bat colonies, has suddenly and mysteriously appeared in the Northwest

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Defense To Call Occupation Leader Ammon Bundy As 1st Witness

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 4:05 p.m. | Portland

While the judge has barred the defense from talking about the acquittals in the first trial while in the jury's presence, it’s possible Bundy could bring it up during his testimony.

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

'This Land Is Our Land' Bonus: The Jurors Talk

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Portland

How did the jury from the first Malheur refuge trial arrive at a guilty verdict? The two most prominent jurors explain. 

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

FBI Authorized Informants To Commit Crime While At The Refuge

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 12:48 p.m. | Portland

While federal prosecutors made more attempts to draw connections between the evidence and charges, much of the Wednesday was spent talking about the FBI's use of informants at the Malheur refuge.

local | News | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Selection In 2nd Malheur Refuge Trial Set To Begin

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:06 a.m. | Portland

Jury selection in a second trial stemming from last year's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon gets underway Tuesday.

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Fireworks, Rocky Start For 2nd Malheur Refuge Trial

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 2:22 p.m. | Portland

The four defendants slated to go to trial for their alleged roles in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were in court Tuesday for pretrial hearings.

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Judge Rules Jury Won't Hear Lesser Charges In 2nd Malheur Trial

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 5:22 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled the misdemeanor charges defendants face in the second Malheur Refuge trial won’t be heard by the jury, but rather in a separate trial before a judge.