Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in case that sparked 41-day occupation of national wildlife refuge – The Washington Post

President Trump on Tuesday pardoned father-and-son cattle ranchers in southeastern Oregon who were sentenced to serve prison time on two separate occasions for the same charges of arson on public lands, a move their supporters hailed as a shift in how the federal government approaches the West. Trump’s decision to set aside the convictions of […]

Ore. Man Who Followed Black Muslim Couple for 20 Blocks and Hurled Slurs Bursts Into Tears After Being Charged With Hate Crime

KGW screenshot A Portland, Ore., man is giving me a particular type of joy after breaking down crying and expressing his heartfelt “regret” after being charged with a hate crime earlier this week for allegedly hurling slurs and intimidating a black Muslim couple. I confess, my favorite type of bigot is the crying bigot. KGW […]

Emboldened white nationalists? Look no further than this liberal Oregon college town | OregonLive.com

Above: Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, a vibrant arts and entertainment district attracted a rash of Nazi-inspired graffiti in February. Residents and business owners also awoke during that time to find the area leafleted with recruitment fliers that proclaimed, “Diversity is a code word for white genocide.” By NOELLE CROMBIE and SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH The Oregonian | […]

#CrimingWhileWhite: Twitter users angry about Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy not guilty verdict – Salon.com

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the right-wing militants who last winter engaged in an armed takeover of a federally owned wildlife sanctuary in Oregon, were acquitted Thursday. The militants, along with five co-defendants, were all found not guilty of federal conspiracy and weapons charges in their trial. Team Bundy had insisted that they were merely protesting the federal […]

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge – The New York Times

Clockwise from top left, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, Jeff Banta, Kenneth Medenbach, David Lee Fry and Neil Wampler. Credit Multnomah County Sheriff PORTLAND, Ore. — Armed antigovernment protesters led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from the takeover of a federally owned wildlife sanctuary […]

Video shows group topple iconic Ore. sandstone pedestal | abc7chicago.com

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. — In a matter of seconds, Pedestal Rock at Cape Kiwanda on Oregon’s coast was no more. Erosion didn’t claim the famous formation. Video appears to show vandals doing it, and David Kalas said he caught them in the act. “It’s just like such a slap in the face, you know what […]