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Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain

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BURNS, Ore. -

Aftershocks are still shaking the high desert region of Oregon where militia members seized a wildlife refuge in January. Activists have now set up "Camp Freedom" where an occupier was killed, and organized a recall election this week against a top county official.
    
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty sees this election, as well as the primary last month and the November election, as a referendum on the county's handling of the crisis.
    
Grasty, who for the past 18 years has been the county's top administrative official, says he stands by his decision to block occupation leader Ammon Bundy from holding a public meeting in a county building. This act was the justification cited for the recall effort.

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