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November 12, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Tuesday Memo: Gonzaga gun poll … Killed by cougar … Machinists vote looms

Gonzaga and the gun: You may have heard about the two Gonzaga University students who faced sanctions after one of them used a gun to scare off a man trying to force his way into their university-owned apartment last month. The university has a no-guns policy. The students learned by letter Sunday that they…


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November 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Animal that killed woman at sanctuary was a cougar, officials say

The Associated Press Sheriff’s officials say the animal that killed an employee this weekend at an Oregon animal sanctuary was a cougar, and an autopsy shows the woman died of multiple bite wounds. Dr. Christopher Young of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that 36-year-old Renee Radziwon of Portland had “devastating injuries in the critical…


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May 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Cougar killed in Kennewick neighborhood

The Associated Press A cougar that wandered into Kennewick was shot and killed Wednesday when it ended up in a backyard tree in a residential area. Washington Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Madonna Luers in Spokane says Sgt. Mike Jewell made the decision to kill the cat, because it would have been too risky to attempt to tranquilize…


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November 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM

The Methow Valley News: An encounter with wolves

The Methow Valley News online has a fascinating story on a young woman — a hunter, research forester and UW grad — who had an encounter with two gray wolves in September in the mountains near the Methow Valley. The woman, Kari Hirschberger, told her story to writer Ann McCreary, who put together a well-told piece…


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