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Environment

Death threats, new conflicts over killing of wolves

Conflict over the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) killing a pack of wolves to protect ranchers’ cattle has boiled over to death threats and the withdrawal from the debate by a researcher who had put himself at the center of it.

Marijuana

Marijuana boom brings jobs, complaints to Josephine County

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Josephine County's growing marijuana industry is experiencing growing pains. The number of medical marijuana grow sites in the county has remained steady from a year ago, at about 2,500. But growers who sell to retailers have been sprouting up — 38 new state-issued licenses have been granted this summer to...

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