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Month: April 2016 (page 1 of 8)


More than half of Prince’s $100 – $300 million estate will go to taxes

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This article was written by Claudia Rosenbaum and was originally posted here.


Without a will or any financial planning, experts say more than half of Prince’s vast estate will go to state and federal taxes.

Before Prince’s death, his estate — which includes property, music royalties, and other ventures — was widely estimated to be at least $100 million. But according to Forbes, the value could wind up as high as $300 million.

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Ammon Bundy questions authority of feds to prosecute him

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The AP is reporting that Ammon Bundy and his attorneys will challenge the federal government’s  jurisdiction over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon and therefore over Bundy and the other protester’s actions there.

Lawyers for Ammon Bundy plan to argue that the federal government lacks jurisdiction to prosecute him for the takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

In court papers filed Friday, attorney Lissa Casey says a forthcoming motion to dismiss the case will challenge the federal government’s authority to assert ownership over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.



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Counties turn to little-known ‘coordination’ policy to boost say in federal land management

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This article was written by Amanda Peacher and was originally posted here.


Counties across Oregon are turning toward a little-known federal policy as a means to have more say in how federal lands in their backyards are managed.

These counties are using “coordination,” an obscure provision in two federal environmental policy laws that require agencies to coordinate with local governments in land use planning.

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Crescent, Oregon man convicted of occupying federal lands

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This article was written by Claire Withycombe and was originally posted here.


A Crescent man with a history of occupying federal land — including, recently, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County — was convicted Monday for unlawfully occupying federal lands in 2015, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Kenneth Medenbach, 63, was found guilty by a federal jury in U.S. District Court in Eugene, according to U.S.

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2016 Primary Election Endorsements for Precinct Committeeman races

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ID4L is pleased to endorse these grassroots heroes for the position of Precinct Committeemen in the upcoming May Primary election!

While Election Day is still weeks away, absentee voting has already begun, so it’s important to spread the word about these endorsements NOW!

To request an absentee ballot in Ada County click here.

Precinct Committeemen are elected in their neighborhoods to represent the Republican Party, and to make important decisions about what the party does. 

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