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Oregon ranching case sparks anti-government sentiment

Oregon ranching case sparks anti-government sentiment By GOSIA WOZNIACKA A private sign welcomes visitors to the Diamond Valley, part of the Harney Basin in southeast Oregon, in mid-December 2015. The valley is home to large cattle ranches that rely on both private and public land for grazing. The prosecution of Dwight and Steven Hammond for burning public lands has brought fresh focus to the debate over how federal land is managed. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP) Source: Oregon ranching case sparks anti-government sentiment – US News PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father and son of a prominent Oregon ranching family plan to surrender Monday to serve more time in prison for setting fires that spread to government lands they leased as cattle rangeland. Seventy-three-year-old Dwight Hammond and 46-year-old Steven Hammond say they lit the … Read entire article »

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