Thursday, February 27, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Idaho's "ag-gag," Oregon's wolf and the rise of mammoths

Posted By on Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 10:11 AM

HERE

Spokane Valley victim's family, others upset with governor's death penalty moratorium. (KREM)

Gun found by boy in Deer Park confirmed as weapon in recent homicide. (KXLY)

Spokane's Waste-to-Energy incinerator fails to get vote to be reclassified as renewable energy source. (S-R)

THERE

Twisp girl, 11, shoots small cougar tracking her older brother. (AP via Seattle Times)

Wildlife officials confirm first evidence of wolf activity on Mt. Hood in Oregon since 1947. (Oregonian)

Idaho House passes "ag-gag" bill, 56-14, to prosecute people who secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities, sending bill to the governor's office. (Statesman)

ELSEWHERE

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. (WaPost)

British surveillance agency, with help from NSA, collected millions of images from unsuspecting Internet users' web cams. (Guardian)

A long story on how close scientists are to resurrecting extinct animals like wooly mammoths and passenger pigeons. (NY Times Magazine)
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