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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 22, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: The next steps to protect abortion in Pennsylvania In one legislative session after another, Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to limit access to abortion throughout the commonwealth — and the fall...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Six Native American tribes sued Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the...

Oregon expands wolf kill due to threat to livestock

Sep. 17, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon are stepping up efforts to kill wolves from a pack in the eastern part of the state due to continued attacks by the animals and evidence they are now focusing on livestock. KTVZ reports the Oregon Department of Fish and...

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking removal of DNR chairman

Sep. 17, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit seeking to remove the state Department of Natural Resources policy board’s leader from his post even though his term has ended. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn ruled against Democratic...

US: Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting

Sep. 15, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initial...

US tribes demand emergency protection for wolves

Sep. 14, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of American Indian tribes asked the Biden administration Tuesday to immediately enact emergency protections for gray wolves, saying states have become too aggressive in hunting the animal. Groups representing the tribes sent a letter to...

Gray wolf spotted in Kern County for 1st time in decades

Sep. 01, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A gray wolf was spotted in Kern County earlier this year, the farthest south the species has traveled since being reintroduced in California after going extinct, wildlife officials said. The collared gray wolf was captured on a trail camera ...

Idaho lawmakers receive threatening letters over wolf law

Sep. 01, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — At least two Idaho state lawmakers received threatening letters concerning their votes on a law intended to drastically reduce wolf numbers. The anonymous letters to Republican Sen. Dan Johnson and Republican Rep. Caroline Troy say that “just as...

Wildlife groups sue to stop Wisconsin wolf hunt

Aug. 31, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of wildlife advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Wisconsin's wolf hunt this fall and invalidate a state law mandating annual hunts, arguing the statutes don't give wildlife officials any leeway to consider population estimates. ...

Washington state orders the killing of up to 2 wolves

Aug. 26, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington on Thursday ordered the killing of one or two wolves from the Togo pack in Ferry County in response to repeated attacks on cattle. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said nonlethal deterrents used by three different...