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FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

Aug. 10, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury found an FBI agent not guilty Friday of obstructing an investigation into who fired two errant shots at a key figure in a group that seized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016. W. Joseph Astarita, 41, displayed a slight smile when the jury returned its verdict after less than a...

Defense: If FBI agent had fired, he wouldn't have missed

Jul. 25, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — FBI special agent W. Joseph Astarita is one of the FBI's best shooters, and he knows when to shoot and when not to shoot, his defense attorney told jurors Wednesday. Standing within easy striking distance of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, a militia leader who had come close to killing his...

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...

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...