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The Bundys Go Free In Nevada — And Their Dismissal Reverberates Across Oregon

A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.

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Rural Counties Watch Closely As Douglas County Considers Rezoning Farm Land

Supporters and opponents of the proposal both say it could set a precedent for land use in rural counties. 

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Study: Oregon's State Parks Contributed $1B To Local Economy In 2016

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.

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Portland's 'Secret Garden' About To Get Upgrades

One would be hard-pressed to find a Portlander who hasn't heard of the International Rose Test Garden or the Japanese Garden at Washington Park. But far fewer are aware of the lush, historical Leach Botanical Garden on Portland's east side.

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Grazing Slowly Returning To Land Scorched By 2015 Soda Fire

BLM officials will use 30 miles of targeted grazing fuel breaks as part of its plan to protect the restoration work it has done following the 2015 Soda Fire.

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Oregonians Wait To Hear Fate Of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

President Trump says he is significantly shrinking two national monuments in Utah. Two other monuments are on the chopping block as well – including Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

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Justice Department Won't Release National Monument Documents

The U.S. Department of Justice won't provide documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Trump to shrink national monuments.

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Crook County Wants Local Voices To Have More Weight In Public Lands

Crook County’s plan is part of a recent movement in rural counties to resurrect an obscure federal policy and have more weight in federal lands management.

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His Fellow Conservatives Call Him A ‘Green Decoy’ | Terrestrial

Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with Republicans' efforts to transfer public lands out of federal control.

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