Oregon Standoff: Feds arrest blogger who revealed identities of FBI infiltrators

The presence of nine informants on the eastern Oregon refuge during the 41-day occupation last winter as well as six other informants who worked on the case for the FBI was revealed during testimony during the first trial of occupation leaders. Maxine Bernstein OregonLive California man who refused to remove blog posts outing FBI informants arrested Federal authorities have arrested […]

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From the D.C. swamp to the West: Will Trump relocate federal land agencies?

“[Zinke’s] view is that we have too many people working in Interior in Washington, D.C., when the work that needs to be done is out in the states and particularly in the West, and he wants to move a lot of the management decisions and a lot of the people from Washington out to the states…” Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman […]

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Kansas Natural Resources Coalition: Property rights powerhouse from the Heartland

Although KNRC’s roots are in Kansas–the middle of America both literally and figuratively–they hope to have impact far beyond the geographical Heartland. Having recently expanded their reach into Minnesota, KNRC hopes to open regional branches throughout the nation.  by Marjorie Haun The Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is ascending on the national scene as a formidable advocate for property rights and citizen-centered governance of lands, […]

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Shawna Cox: What America needs to know about the Bunkerville trial

We just want to tell the truth, so why can’t the media go into court and show the world what really goes on in these Federal Courts?  Why are they only allowed to take notes and draw pictures?  The defendants want an open court and have asked for it but the Judge still refuses media access.  The information that goes […]

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Property rights hang in the balance in Wisconsin riverfront parcels taking case

…when the Murr children approached St. Croix County in 2004 to sell the vacant lot to finance improvements at their parents’ cabin, they were told they could neither sell nor develop the property thanks to regulations put in place in the 1970s. A 1975 county ordinance based on state regulations required a total area of at least an acre to […]

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Dependence on foreign minerals can be addressed with faster permitting, fewer regulations

To address supply chain vulnerability and import dependence, President Trump and Congress should examine ways to speed up permitting of new U.S. mines and smelters, eliminate duplicative regulations and support policies that encourage resource and materials innovation. JS Jacques Fox Business Opinion Even as President Trump impresses markets by putting infrastructure investment and renewed manufacturing leadership at the core of […]

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Citing brucellosis, Montana ranchers oppose environmentalists’ free-roaming bison plans

Brucellosis is an infectious disease transmittable to cattle, primarily through oral contact with an infected fetus, calf or placenta. The disease causes a near 90 percent abortion rate among young cows, and the small number of calves that do survive are often weak and unlikely to thrive. David Murray Great Falls Tribune “Not on my property:” Central Montana ranchers say […]

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Please, Mr Trump, don’t let wildfire-devastated farmers be ‘forgotten men and women’

American farmers are the backbone of this nation. They work quietly and are too often forgotten by the other 98 percent of Americans. They are the “forgotten men and women” Trump pledged to honor. It would do them — and very likely, him — a world of good if he would just stop tweeting long enough to visit them. Editorial […]

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Bunkerville Trial: FBI informant only ‘defendant’ to utter violent threats in entrapment videos

Every interview that was shown underscored the peaceful character of the defendants … until they played the interview with the FBI Informant. Greg Burleson uttered hateful and spiteful words on camera. He made violent threats, including stating that he “came to put some BLM agent Six Feet Under.” Shari Dovale Redoubt News Longbow Productions: FBI Reloaded Interviews of various defendants show […]

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U.S. Forest service ‘aggressively’ restricting cattle grazing in Okanogan County

An Okanogan County commissioner says the U.S. Forest Service has taken an aggressive stance to restrict cattle grazing in Okanogan County that may be part of a larger effort to do so throughout the West before former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as U.S. Agriculture Secretary. Dan Wheat Capital Press OKANOGAN, Wash. — An Okanogan County commissioner says the […]

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