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$3.3 million and counting: The cost of the Malheur occupation

 


The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million to cover the massive police response, a week of shuttered schools and a long list of supplies ranging from food to flashlight batteries, according to an Oregonian/OregonLive analysis of public and tribal budgets.

The total will certainly grow.

The amount doesn't include any figures from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which operates the 187,700-acre bird sanctuary seized Jan. 2 by armed militants.

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/33_million_and_counting_the_co.html#incart_river_index

 

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