Latest from Leah Sottile
The report indicates that the FBI thought negotiating with the rancher about his cattle could be successful, but federal agents sought to take possession, leading to conflict.
  • Dec 8, 2018
W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team, was the only federal or state officer charged in connection with the 41-day takeover.
  • Aug 10, 2018
The state's largest city has been the repeated scene of demonstrations, some violent, since the election of Donald Trump.
  • Aug 6, 2018
Federal prosecutors say W. Joseph Astarita lied after firing two shots during the deadly encounter in Oregon two years ago.
  • Jul 25, 2018
He isn’t just letting them out of jail. He’s saying that the fires they lit were perfectly acceptable.
  • Jul 11, 2018
At least eight people were arrested when Department of Homeland Security officers swept through protest tent city early Thursday morning.
  • Jun 28, 2018
Long known for its protest culture, Portland is inspiring similar demonstrations across the country.
  • Jun 27, 2018
Dwight Hammond, a rancher in southeastern Oregon, is described in documents as railing against fences he says blocked his cattle from grazing, becoming increasingly angry with the federal government.
  • Jun 15, 2018
Hikers decry loss of trails, but conservationists say wildfires serve a purpose.
  • Feb 16, 2018
The decision marked the latest defeat for government officials prosecuting Bundy or his relatives for their showdowns with federal authorities. 
  • Jan 8, 2018