Latest Dwight Hammond News

Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of 'decompressing'

Jul. 12, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and Dwight...

The Latest: Lawsuit considered for pardoned ranchers

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump pardoning two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The attorney for the Oregon ranching family that had two of its members sent to prison for arson and were pardoned by President Donald Trump says he is considering...

Editorials from around Oregon

Jul. 11, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ The Bend Bulletin, July 10, on Department of Human Services working to delay and conceal progress on foster care: What a terrible time for the Oregon Department of Human Services to conceal what it's doing to improve foster care. The state has paid out millions in...

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

Jul. 10, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively oppose...

The Latest: Pardoned ranchers released from custody

Jul. 10, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the pardon by President Donald Trump of two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson (all times local): 4:44 p.m. A family member says two cattle ranchers convicted of arson pardoned by President Donald Trump have been released from custody. Lyle Hammond, son of Dwight...

Editorials from around Oregon

Jun. 13, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ The Eugene Register-Guard, June 12, on Oregon secretary of state defending 'inactive' voters' rights: The United States has two kinds of elections officials. One kind worries that the wrong people might vote. The other kind believes it's their responsibility to...