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Ranchers whose case sparked standoff get grazing rights back

Two ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have had their grazing rights restored.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Bundy leader of standoffs says he’ll run for Nevada governor

A leader of two high-profile armed standoffs with U.S. agents whose Bundy ranching family has decried federal ownership of public land says he’ll mount an independent campaign for Nevada governor.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Government challenges dismissal of Cliven Bundy’s case

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to reconsider the dismissal of the criminal case against a Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents.


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Man who dug trench at Oregon standoff gets year in prison

A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a man to a year and a day in federal prison for digging a trench during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in …


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.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Oregon standoff figure sentenced for digging trench

A federal judge sentenced a man Thursday to a year and a day in federal prison for digging a trench during last year’s armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Prosecutor vows 3rd trial for two in Bundy ranch standoff case

The top federal prosecutor in Nevada vowed a third trial Wednesday for two men accused of armed assault on a federal officer in a 2014 standoff that stopped a cattle …


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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Oregon refuge occupier, formerly of Spokane, jailed amid mental health concerns

A federal judge has revoked the release of a man convicted of conspiracy during last-year’s armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 12:05 p.m.

Retrial begins in Vegas for 4 defendants in Bundy standoff

Armed assault and lawful protest were the opposing scenarios presented to a federal jury in Las Vegas as the retrial began for four men who bore assault-style weapons during a …


Openings set in U.S. court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to hear openings in the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding …


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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Oregon refuge occupier seeks release from jail

Oregon refuge occupier Jason Patrick has asked to be released from jail until his sentencing later this year.


1st prison sentence given in Bundy armed standoff in Nevada

A judge called a New Hampshire man a “bully vigilante” and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher …


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.

Two convicted in Bundy ranching standoff in Nevada

A jury in Las Vegas has found two men guilty of federal charges in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch …


Bundy ranching standoff trial in Las Vegas comes to an end

In the latest chapter of the long-running dispute over Western U.S. land policy, lawyers were set Wednesday to make their closing arguments in the trial of six men accused of …


Idaho defendant in Nevada ranch standoff faces cross-examination

An Idaho man whose photo as an armed protester in Nevada was seen around the world returns to the witness stand Monday with trial nearing an end for six defendants …


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 …


Jury of 7 women, 5 men seated for new Oregon refuge trial

A jury of seven women and five men, as well as four alternates, has been selected to hear the trial of four men who joined Ammon Bundy at last winter’s …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

3 Oregon refuge defendants plead guilty to trespassing

Three of the final seven defendants charged in the Ammon Bundy-led takeover of a national wildlife refuge last year took plea deals Monday instead of heading to trial next week.


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.


Veteran who threatened police on reservation gets probation

A military veteran who threatened police during a seven-hour standoff outside his home on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation will serve no prison time after a federal judge agreed with …


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.


Bundy friends, family protest federal monument decision

Supporters of cattleman and anti-federal government figure Cliven Bundy are protesting a presidential decision to give national monument protection to public land where Bundy grazes cows near his southern Nevada …