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Malheur occupation & its aftermath

In the Idaho State Journal, Ralph Maughan reports on the aftermath of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation 1 1/2 months later:

It’s been a month-and-a-half since occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon ended. Most of the Malheur occupiers and many of those who planned and directed the earlier 2014 standoff with federal personnel at the Bundy Ranch near Mesquite, Nevada, are now in prison awaiting trial. Hal Herring, a Montana journalist, lived with the occupiers for a while and has now written a telling feature article, “The darkness at the heart of Malheur.” It is in the latest issue of the High Country News. Herring believed he might have something in common with them and hoped to use this to help him understand and write about the event. He found that many holding the refuge seemed to be generally likable folks, but most were also basically “crackpots” when it comes to political reasoning. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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