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Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

...It's badly decomposed and headless, making identifying the species and its age difficult, said Mary Jane Schramm, spokeswoman for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary."(The condition) suggests it could be a killer whale attack...
Wood bison bulls take barge

...were not immediately needed."Bulls really wouldn't play a role (in the herd) until breeding season," Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms said.She said they had more time to find a way to get the bulls there.A crew in Portage tranquilized each...
Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

...were not immediately needed."Bulls really wouldn't play a role (in the herd) until breeding season," Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms said. "We had more time to work with the bulls and find a more economic way to get the there."On Saturday...
Juneau Whale Watch pays $11,907 fine for pestering whales in 2013

...2013.The fine was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration late last week.In an email, NOAA spokeswoman Julie Speegle wrote that Juneau Whale Watch has paid $11,907 to the federal government for two violations of the Mammal...
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city

...damaged throughout Hays County. Five police cars were washed away, and the firehouse was flooded, said Kristi Wyatt, a spokeswoman for San Marcos.Rivers swelled so quickly that whole communities awoke Sunday surrounded by water. The Blanco crested above...
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In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...state's largest employer, the Lifespan health system, 500 employees have used it and it's been a 'nonissue,' said spokeswoman Gail Leach Carvelli. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training said it has heard no concerns from small businesses...
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South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

...injury, and Thandi, a rhino whose horns were hacked off in 2012, recovered and gave birth in January, according to Saving the Survivors.Group spokeswoman Suzanne Boswell Rudham said Monday of Hope: "She's doing really well."
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Rohingya migrant crisis eases, but hard questions remain

...000 could still be at sea."Having said that, there could be more that we don't know about," Bangkok-based UNHCR spokeswoman Vivian Tan said.When the crisis first came to international attention early this month, aid agencies estimated 6,000...
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Walker won't force Juneau as special session venue

...Gov. Bill Walker will allow the Legislature to leave Juneau and convene the special session in Anchorage this week.His spokeswoman, Grace Jang, tells The Associated Press in an email that the No. 1 priority is that lawmakers pass a fully-funded budget...
Walker backs off on Juneau session call

...the state capital, his No. 1 priority is that legislators pass a fully funded budget - no matter the location," Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said in an email.In a second email, sent after the first posting of this story online, she added that the...
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