Newsitos for 3/26/09


Enviros are literally popping champagne corks to christen the Omni federal-lands package.

Undercover feds busted several American Indians, charging they killed eagles illegally to sell the feathers for ceremonies.

Mormon Church leaders calculated their moves quietly, leading many years of political campaigns against gay marriage, says a Salt Lake City columnist.

And as killer bees come out in springlike weather, some bees attacked an elderly couple and a 5-year-old near San Diego and sent them to the hospital.

About Ray

Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.