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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...

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...

Walden seeks pardon for 2 Oregon ranchers

Jun. 27, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, has asked President Trump to pardon two ranchers whose prison sentences triggered the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The Ontario Argus Observer reports Walden called for the action on the House floor Wednesday, saying "it's...