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National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon. The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfire activity and that further assistance from the military and international resources may be conside
Montana to Switch How it Counts Wolves in the State
Montana to Switch How it Counts Wolves in the State
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say the way they count wolves is too expensive and falls far short of an actual population estimate, so they plan to switch to a model that uses information gathered from hunters. Wildlife advocates say wolf numbers are declining and that switching exclusively to the patch occupancy model within three years could threaten the species' survival... Rea
Bull Trout Lawsuit Targeting Columbia Basin Dams Dismissed
Bull Trout Lawsuit Targeting Columbia Basin Dams Dismissed
BOISE (AP) — A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed. U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez in a ruling last week said federal agencies took action after the lawsuit was filed in July that met demands sought by the Alliance f
Accurate Labeling Act Concerns Senate; Japanese Flour Mill Managers Visit NW
Accurate Labeling Act Concerns Senate; Japanese Flour Mill Managers Visit NW
Opponents of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act have little concern for the bill in the Senate, for now. The SAFE Act passed the U.S. House earlier this year but has yet to be introduced in the Senate. Senate Republican John Hoeven of North Dakota is planning to introduce the bill if he can get a Democratic co-sponsor and enough support in the Senate to move it through the chamber... Read Mor

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