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Red Pill Expo kicks off with a tribute to LaVoy Finicum

The Red Pill Expo kicked off Thursday night with a multipart documentary on the life, thoughts and actions of LaVoy Finicum that culminated with his shooting after he fled in …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Red Pill Expo brings leading contrarians to Spokane

An event that falls somewhere between the 2016 Oregon standoff and the movie “Matrix” kicks off Thursday at the Spokane Convention Center with the premier of a movie honoring slain …


Family of slain rancher Finicum sues federal government

The family of a rancher fatally shot by Oregon State Police during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge alleges in a federal lawsuit that he was “deliberately executed …


Oregon standoff figure Darryl Thorn sentenced to prison

A federal judge has sentenced a Washington man to 18 months in prison for his role in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.


Refuge occupier Jason Blomgren sentenced to probation

A federal judge sentenced a North Carolina man on Monday to two years on probation for his role in last year’s takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.


Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy standoff trial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is deliberating again in the retrial of four men accused of wielding assault weapons against federal agents in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada …


Jury selection begins in Bundy standoff retrial in Nevada

Jury selection has begun in federal court in Las Vegas for the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up …


Refuge occupier Eric Flores sentenced to home detention

A man who left the Tulalip Reservation in Washington state to participate in Ammon Bundy’s armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge has been sentenced to five months of home …


Oregon ranching standoff defendant gets home detention

An Oregon man who took part in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been sentenced to six months of home detention.


Trial date delayed for Bundy and sons in Nevada standoff case

A federal judge in Las Vegas is pushing back the trial date for Nevada rancher and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy, four of his sons and six other defendants until …


Ammon Bundy testifies in second Oregon standoff trial

Ammon Bundy, who was recently acquitted in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, testified Tuesday that he felt “driven” to protest federal control of Western lands …


Ryan Bundy interviewer fights federal subpoena in 2nd trial

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown will hear oral arguments Friday on the government’s attempt to compel a reporter to testify in the second trial for the occupation of a national …


Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s ranch nearly three …


Judge restricts workers’ testimony about fear over Oregon ranching standoff

Federal wildlife employees will again be barred from testifying about any fear they felt during last winter’s armed occupation of a national bird sanctuary in southeastern Oregon. U.S. District Judge …


Jurors won’t hear lesser charges in next Oregon refuge trial

Jurors in the second Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial will only consider felony charges against the defendants.


Oregon man pleads guilty to possessing machine gun

An Oregon man with ties to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a machine gun.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Ammon Bundy expected to testify at next Ore. standoff trial

A judge will let Ammon Bundy testify in the upcoming trial of seven defendants charged in the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.


Spokane’s Michael Ormsby assigned to handle case against Ammon Bundy’s attorney

A federal prosecutor from Spokane has been named to handle the citation given to Ammon Bundy’s attorney, who was tackled and shocked with a Taser by U.S. Marshals in October …


Prosecutors push ahead with trial for last Oregon occupiers

The U.S. government will push forward with conspiracy charges against the remaining seven people who helped take over a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, just weeks after the stunning acquittal …


Oregon refuge defendant seeks to withdraw guilty plea

An Arizona man is the latest Oregon standoff figure to ask for his guilty plea to be withdrawn.


Prosecutors in Nevada asking for 3 ranching standoff trials

Federal prosecutors want a judge in Nevada to schedule a trio of trials for the 17 defendants jailed on charges stemming from an armed confrontation in April 2014 with U.S. …


AP, others news outlets want jurors’ names released in Oregon standoff

Three media organizations, including the Associated Press, have filed a motion asking a federal judge to unseal the identities of the jurors who acquitted all seven defendants involved in the …


Feds, defense attorneys at odds over 2nd trial of Oregon refuge occupiers

Lawyers for a second set of defendants to be tried for the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon say they want a pool of 2,000 jurors to be …


Sheriff who met Oregon refuge occupiers elected to another term

An Oregon sheriff who gained attention for his support of occupiers who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been elected to another term.


Second Oregon ranching standoff defendant wants to withdraw plea

A second defendant in the Oregon ranching standoff case has asked to withdraw his guilty plea.


Acquittals don’t justify takeover of Oregon wildlife refuge

Nobody is preventing anti-government groups from exercising their First Amendment rights peacefully. Only they see the need to raise the stakes by raising their weapons.


Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff

A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed …


Deliberations resume in Oregon refuge standoff trial

An alternate juror arrived at the federal courthouse in Portland on Thursday, allowing deliberations to resume in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants who took over a federal …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 3 p.m.

Juror replaced in Oregon standoff trial amid bias concerns

A judge overseeing the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others accused in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge dismissed a juror Wednesday after his impartiality was questioned …


In turnaround, Bundy denies leading refuge occupiers

Under a brief, but rapid-fire cross-examination Thursday, Ammon Bundy denied leading the occupation of a national wildlife refuge and defended receiving a U.S. Small Business Administration loan.