Ninth Circuit urged to address Montana bison hunt
For the last decade, the government has allowed an annual bison hunt in a tiny gulch outside Yellowstone National Park that kills nearly 10% of Yellowstone’s wild bison population. And the hunt happens just outside the park, in a neighborhood where people say bullets whiz past their homes.
Ninth Circuit tosses religious freedom case brought by Northwest tribal members
The Ninth Circuit has dismissed a case from Northwest tribal leaders, based on the government's claim that no one knows what happened to the stones from a millennia-old altar after the government removed them a decade ago.
Kids’ climate suit headed to the US Supreme Court
The 21 young people behind a landmark climate lawsuit will appeal its dismissal to the U.S. Supreme Court, their attorney said after the Ninth Circuit refused a rehearing on Wednesday.
Without feds, Portland protests return to peace
Two nights without federal agents patrolling the federal courthouse in Portland has equaled two nights without violence, but President Donald Trump said that didn’t mean federal troops were leaving the city altogether.
Federal police tear gas Portland mayor as unrest goes on
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler stood with thousands of protesters outside the federal courthouse Wednesday night as federal police unleashed a barrage of tear gas.
Portland protests federal response to ongoing demonstrations
Oregon’s congressional delegation is pushing for laws requiring federal law enforcement to wear identification showing their names, to require them to patrol only federal property and to announce their deployment to cities within 24 hours.
EPA report suggests rivers aren’t for salmon
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggested Oregon and Washington state change the designated “uses” of the Columbia and Snake Rivers so they are no longer expressly for salmon.
Alaska natives accuse feds of using pandemic to silence public on land issues
The Trump administration hasn’t slowed its relentless pursuit of massive extraction projects in Alaska. Instead, it switched to online-only public comment periods that locals say shut them out of decisions that could alter their way of life.
Little Shell Band: Tribes face coronavirus without federal help
In the midst of a global pandemic, the legacy of federal Indian policy could once again turn deadly, forcing some tribal nations to fight the novel coronavirus with zero help from the federal government.
Oregon Republicans prevent passage of climate bill, or anything else
Oregon’s legislative session ended early on Thursday with very little accomplished after Republicans boycotted the capitol for 10 days, achieving their goal to prevent the passage of climate legislation and in the process stymieing votes on nearly 100 other bills.