U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

FILE - In this April 19, 2005 file photo, a Canada lynx heads into the Rio Grande National Forest after being released near Creede, Colo. Wildlife officials said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Canada lynx no longer needs special protections in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will begin drafting a rule to revoke the animal's threatened species status, which has been in place since 2000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to preserve their habitat.

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University students with the Indian Legal Clinic offer their recommendations to improve the voting access and participation of Indians across the state on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. The presentation was part of a hearing by the Native American Voting Rights Coalition. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don’t speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites.

State exhibit to highlight successes of women in law

Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Kate Fox talks about important women in Wyoming's legal history during an interview Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne. A new exhibit in the Wyoming Supreme Court aims to raise awareness about that fact and celebrate the accomplishments of women in the state. On Feb. 12, “Equality Hall” will be officially open to the public in the Supreme Court Building. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In an upstairs lobby of the Wyoming Supreme Court Building, the portraits of past justices smile down from their frames.

Records: 2 sex harassment allegations against Utah lawmakers

FILE - This Jan. 25, 2016, file photo, members of the House of Representatives look on as House Speaker Greg Hughes speaks, in Salt Lake City. Two Utah lawmakers had to take additional sexual harassment training over the past decade after allegations of sexual harassment were made against them. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah lawmakers had to take additional sexual harassment training over the past decade after allegations of sexual harassment were made against them — including one who, according to records, told a legislative employee that it was nice to have “a pretty face” in the office.

First female Nevada senator shares her progress, priorities

In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 photo, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., listens to a question during a town hall meeting at Las Vegas City Council Chambers. As the state’s first female senator and the chamber’s first Hispanic woman, Cortez Masto replaced former Sen. Harry Reid, a Democrat who in more than 30 years in office became one of the most powerful politicians in state history. He led the Senate majority and endorsed Cortez Masto immediately after she announced her candidacy. Whether she could fill Reid’s shoes, she says, is a question she has had to answer often. (Steve Marcus /Las Vegas Sun via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Twenty-six palm-sized portraits of Nevada’s U.S. senators hang on a wall here. The most recent portrait is not another man in a no-nonsense tie, but a pearl-wearing Latina whose election in 2016 made state history.

Montana lawmakers reviewing their sexual harassment policy

In this Dec. 13, 2018 photo, the Montana Legislative Council meets in Bozeman, Mont., to discuss several topics including whether the legislature's policy on sexual harassment needs any changes. While Democrats who spoke felt there should be mandatory training, Republicans suggested sexual misconduct wasn't really an issue at the Montana Legislature and the heightened awareness after the news of the last several months would keep things that way. (Freddy Monares/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are reviewing the legislature’s sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.

Emails: Utah focused on Draper prison land in Amazon pitch

In this Jan. 5, 2018, photo, Ben Volden, left, and others get off a train at the Bingham Junction Trax Station in Midvale, Utah. In Utah, cities proposed potential sites and pitched their communities as potential locations for Amazon's second headquarters. Midvale’s Jordan Bluffs, a 268-acre former Superfund Site on the city’s west side near Overstock.com’s new headquarters, is one of the areas being pitched by the state. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials trying to persuade Amazon to build its new headquarters in the state decided the site of the aging prison in Draper would be the best spot to pitch for the project, according to public records from a city that participated in the process.

What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

A pole-dancing robot built by British artist Giles Walker performs at a gentlemen's club Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. The event was held to coincide with CES International. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology’s gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future.

‘Until we meet again’: Thousands mourn Mormon president

Mourners cross North Temple after paying their last respects to Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during a public viewing at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils, making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons.
He died Jan. 2 at the age of 90. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Danielle Cahoon brought her entire family to the public viewing Thursday for the Mormon church’s deceased president to pay their respects and recapture a warm feeling she experienced at a previous viewing for another prophet of the faith.

Developer demolishes Wright building in Montana

An excavator was used to demolish a commercial Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Mont., on Wednesday. The building owner had set a Jan. 10 deadline for preservation groups to raise $1.7 million in cash to buy the building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but negotiations aimed at saving the historic building failed. (Brenda Ahearn/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — A commercial building in Montana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been demolished after negotiations aimed at saving the historic building failed.



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