Wolf Law Challenged As Hunts Loom In Idaho, Montana - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wolf Law Challenged As Hunts Loom In Idaho, Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife advocates will be in federal court Tuesday to challenge a move by Congress that stripped gray wolves of their endangered status across most of the Northern Rockies.

The hearing before U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula comes as Idaho and Montana prepare for fall hunts in which hundreds of wolves could be killed.

Molloy has twice blocked attempts to lift protections for the predators. Now he's being asked to consider whether Congress violated the separation of powers under the U.S. Constitution with
legislation crafted to circumvent Molloy's earlier rulings.

Congress approved a budget bill in April that contained a provision targeting wolves inserted by Western lawmakers.

Wolves were also taken off the endangered species list in Washington, Oregon and Utah, but no hunts are planned in those states.

      
 (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Al Michaels sorry for 'Sunday Night Football' Weinstein joke

    Al Michaels sorry for 'Sunday Night Football' Weinstein joke

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:28:14 GMT

    DENVER - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football." Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein." 

    >>

    DENVER - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football." Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein." 

    >>
  • Police: Man kills girlfriend's toddler son, then robs her

    Police: Man kills girlfriend's toddler son, then robs her

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:44:24 GMT

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child. The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

    >>

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child. The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

    >>
  • Police searching for man who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane

    Police searching for man who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:15:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the person who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane.  Details are limited at this time, but Spokane Police tell our report Morgan Marum that the person tried to use the tractor to rip out an ATM at the Washington State Employees Credit Union. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are searching for the person who used a tractor to try and steal an ATM in NW Spokane.  Details are limited at this time, but Spokane Police tell our report Morgan Marum that the person tried to use the tractor to rip out an ATM at the Washington State Employees Credit Union. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/