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Rep. Matt Shea expelled from GOP caucus after investigation finds he engaged in domestic terrorism

The findings of the four-month investigation are detailed in a 108-page report that was delivered to rank-and-file members of the House on Thursday. Leaders of both parties called for Shea’s resignation and said the findings had been forwarded to the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office. “He absolutely should resign,” said Republican Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, of Yelm. “His role as a House Republican is over.”

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 2016 from the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

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 rancher LaVoy Finicum.

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 by a pre-planned government ambush.”

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 Cliven Bundy’s cattle in April 2014.

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 after a retrial for at least four men whose prosecution ended with a hung jury.

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 after learning that two Oregon ranchers were imprisoned for setting fires on public rangeland.

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 years ago.

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 Anna Brown prevented such testimony during a trial last fall in which occupation leader Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants were acquitted of conspiring to impede workers from doing their jobs at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the 41-day protest.

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 after arguing with a judge in Portland. Michael Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, filed a notice of appearance Tuesday and assigned Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Ohms to represent the government in the case, which is scheduled to be heard at 9 a.m. Friday in Portland.