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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a search is underway in for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist on a Utah highway. Authorities were searching for Jonathan Llana near the small city of Burley and described him as armed and dangerous. The shooting happened Wednesday night on a desolate northern Utah stretch of Interstate 84 called Rattlesnake Pass. A person who was a passenger in a Range Rover called 911 to report the driver had been shot by a person driving a silver Volkswagen Jetta.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah and federal officials have signed an agreement to defer to the state when planning forest projects. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that Republican Gov. Gary Herbert and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed the agreement Wednesday. Officials say the deal obligates the U.S. Forest Service to rely on the state's guidance for designing, implementing and prioritizing projects intended to reduce wildfire risks and promote the health of 12,500 square miles of forest.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Illegal killings and political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves despite more than $80 million in government spending. Wildlife officials warn the red wolf of North Carolina could be gone from the wild within a decade. Fewer than three dozen now remain. In the Southwest, Mexican gray wolves continue to struggle despite recent gains bumping their population to 131 animals. Poaching has been a persistent drag on government recovery efforts for both species.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but that it's ultimately up to President Donald Trump. Trump in 2017 shrank two sprawling Utah monuments at the recommendation of former Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke. Trump has not acted on proposals to shrink two monuments in Oregon and Nevada and change rules at six others.
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