As wolves make comeback, cowboys gear up with tech help

Range rider Bill Johnson looks for signs of wolf movement with his dog close behind. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)
Range rider Bill Johnson looks for signs of wolf movement with his dog close behind. The local wolf pack of four has been spooking the cattle he protects. GPS collars let him know the pack's location. (Sy Bean / The Seattle Times)

Cowboys track wolf packs by computer to reduce conflicts between ranchers and an ancient predator that’s back on the landscape.

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Medical-pot dispensaries vie for space near Medford, Ore.

This spring, Jackson County commissioners adopted rules that dispensaries must be at least a half-mile apart — a more stringent standard than an Oregon law requiring dispensaries to be at least 1,000 feet from each other.

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