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Louisiana editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 3:21 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Nov. 18 The Advocate on the gubernatorial campaign race: Politics is often a pageant of vanity, perhaps especially so in Louisiana, where campaigning has a long tradition of colorful theater. But in the wake of Saturday’s (Nov. 16) election, in which...

14 Oregon counties fighting state over timber production

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EST

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Fourteen counties in Oregon claim in a lawsuit that the state deprived them of revenue for decades by limiting logging in state forests. Attorneys for the state counter that the counties wanted to allow clear-cutting of forests and don’t care about endangered species. The dispute...

Wildlife officers investigating bull elk poaching

Nov. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EST

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Colorado are investigating the poaching of a bull elk, apparently for its prominent antlers. The animal’s headless carcass was found on a ranch in Dinosaur last week. The Craig Daily Press reports that town residents regarded the familiar elk as...

DNR encourages deer hunters to look for feral pigs

Nov. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials are urging deer hunters to keep an eye out for feral pigs. The state’s traditional nine-day gun deer season begins Saturday and runs through Dec. 1. The Department of Natural Resources wants hunters to look for feral pigs and kill them whenever...

Horse racing’s major players form safety coalition

Nov. 19, 2019 8:55 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A group of horse racing organizations has announced the formation of a coalition to promote enhanced safety protections and work together to develop new reforms in a sport roiled by a series of equine deaths. The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition introduced Tuesday includes Churchill...

Michigan officials seek public tips in elk poaching case

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 PM EST

VANDERBILT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan conservation officers are asking the public to help track down the person who killed a bull elk in the Pigeon River State Forest. The Department of Natural Resources says a large elk carcass was found in Otsego County, east of Vanderbilt. Officers say the animal probably...

Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for China

Nov. 19, 2019 3:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A specially equipped Boeing 777 jet took off from Dulles International Airport on Tuesday carrying a true Washington celebrity: Bei Bei, a 4-year-old giant panda. Visitors to Washington’s National Zoo have watched him grow up since Day One. But now he’s headed to China....

Utah wildlife officials say bear encounters have increased

Nov. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials say the number of reported human encounters with black bears in Utah has almost doubled since last year. The Daily Herald reported Monday that the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has received 53 reports statewide of incidents involving black bears since Nov. 7, two...

Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said in a report that officers went to a home at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday,...

The Latest: Dolphins release Walton after battering arrest

Nov. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Miami Dolphins released troubled running back Mark Walton after police say he punched his pregnant girlfriend several times in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb...