Armed protesters have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon in protest of federal control of western ranch lands and the treatment of two Oregon ranchers. William Brangham gets an update from Amanda Peacher of Oregon Public Broadcasting.
By Rhana Natour, Joshua Barajas
After some initial silence, Republican presidential candidates began to make calls for a peaceful end to the takeover of a small wildlife refuge by anti-government protesters 30 miles outside Burns, Oregon.
By John Sepulvado, OPB
In many ways, the standoff between militia and the U.S. government encapsulates a deeply intertwined anti-federal sentiment mixed with Mormon symbolism.
By Amanda Peacher, OPB
The militiamen said their mission in Burns, Oregon, is to put the federal lands under local control, although it’s unclear by what means. The leader of the occupation, Ammon Bundy, said the protesters have a plan that will take “several…
A group of protesters and purported militiamen occupied a federal building at an Oregon wildlife refuge late Saturday and vowed to stay there indefinitely to highlight rancher rights. Amelia Templeton, a reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting, joins Hari Sreenivasan on…
By Michael D. Regan
A group of militiamen took over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in support of two nearby ranchers sentenced to prison beginning on Monday. The ranchers were convicted of setting fire to federal land.
Over the next decade, economists and business leaders say America faces a shortage of millions of skilled workers for blue collar jobs as Baby Boomers retire. Now, Oregon is planning ahead by ramping up efforts to train Generation X'ers and…
At Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, the site of the deepest lake in the country, the surface water temperature has been heating in recent years, attracting an invasive species of crayfish that is putting the lake’s clarity and native…
By Cassandra Profita, EarthFix
A group in Oregon says major invasive predators like the bullfrog can become less of an ecological threat if people literally brought them to the table.
By PBS NewsHour
Last month, some 500,000 U.S. owners of Volkswagen and Audi's so-called "clean diesel" cars learned they had been duped. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the company and more are likely as states, car dealers and consumers grapple with…
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