BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit infringes on the authority of state and tribal governments to manage their wildlife. Plaintiffs in the case allege the government's fur export program doesn't protect against the accidental trapping of imperiled species such as Canada lynx.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The pilot program that Grand Teton National Park started to curb food waste has been deemed successful after its first season. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that from May through October, 73.3 tons of food waste was diverted from landfills to a composting facility in West Yellowstone, Montana.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 death of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin near Riggs, Idaho. A second preliminary hearing was needed after a judge threw out Erik Ohlson's confession, saying investigators continued to question him after he asked for an attorney.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal court in has blocked thousands of domestic sheep from being released to graze in eastern Idaho where environmental groups say they jeopardize a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly viruses. U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on Monday granted the temporary restraining order sought by Western Watersheds Project and WildEarth Guardians in a lawsuit filed last month against the U.S. Forest Service.
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