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FILE - in this Aug. 3, 2007, file photo magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at the Procare farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands. Magic mushrooms and other psychedelic plants and fungi are now effectively decriminalized in Ann Arbor, Mich., at least in terms of city police enforcement priority. City Council voted unanimously Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020 in favor of a resolution declaring it's the city's lowest law enforcement priority to investigate and arrest anyone for planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with or possessing entheogenic plants or plant compounds. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Ann Arbor decriminalizes magic mushrooms, psychedelic plants

Sep. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The city of Ann Arbor has decriminalized psychedelic plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms, and police officers will no longer make them an enforcement focus. City Council voted unanimously Sept. 21 in favor of a resolution declaring it the city’s lowest law enforcement...

Die-off of pinyon pines spurs concern at Idaho state park

Sep. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

ALMO, Idaho (AP) — The steward of the City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Idaho says more and more of the few pinyon pines that live in the reserve are dying, spurring investigations to try to find out why. Wallace Keck, the superintendent of the City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks...

Bat-killing fungus found in two Washington state counties

Sep. 9, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A bat-killing disease called white-nose syndrome has been discovered in two more Washington state counties, according to state and federal wildlife agencies. The infected droppings of two bats were found in Snohomish and Chelan counties in northern and central Washington, the...