I hear and read people (ranchers, DOW personnel, county commissioners) saying that T or E listing a game species takes management away from the state and putting into the hands of the federal government. This is a half-truth designed to elicit sympathy for the downtrodden local interest. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has continued to be active with the Colorado River fish listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. How’s that if federal listing removes management out of the hands of the state? The truth half of the story is that the federal government officially no longer trusts that the state can do it alone. The truth half includes the faint possibility that there will be limitations placed on land use that state and local governments do not orchestrate. But rest assured that the federal government via the US Fish & Wildlife Service will be very careful to not bring down too much wrath upon itself by implementing the law strictly as it is written. There will remain plenty of initiative available for local authorities to take that could be meaningful for the survival of the Gunnison Sage-grouse.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.
No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
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On a day when the state attorney general asked the Colorado Supreme Court to order the Boulder clerk to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, Denver's clerk refused to record a license to a couple after a judge married them.