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Wandering wolf OR-7 may have a pal in Cascades

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s wolf population continues to grow and has spun off another pathfinder that made it to the Cascades…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Rescuers try to reach hurt skiers after Ore. slide

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers are hoping for a break in the weather to evacuate two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

OSU vet school cares for 175 starving alpacas

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University’s veterinary school will provide care to about 175 alpacas found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Rain and snow not enough to break Oregon’s drought

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The rain and snow falling across Oregon are far from enough to break the drought…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Police: Miner who fell to death was Washington man

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A miner who fell to his death from a southern Oregon cliff has been identified as a Vancouver, Wash., man…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections

By By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

    

Feds to start shooting barred owls

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to start dispatching hunters into Northwest forests this fall to start a last-ditch effort to save the threatened northern spotted owl from extinction.

The agency on Tuesday released a final environmental review of an experiment to see if killing more than 3,000 barred owls in four study areas in Oregon, Washington and Northern California will help spotted owls – a threatened species – recover. Final approval is due in a month.

If it works – and there are other studies indicating it will – a regular program to reduce barred owl populations would be considered.

Barred owls are a bigger, more aggressive cousin of the spotted owl. They are less picky about food and forests, and they threaten the spotted owl’s survival.