Newsitos for 3/28/09
- Wildlife agents are investigating a "bleeding package" -- the raw pelt of a Washington wolf that may have been killed illegally. The package was being shipped to Canada.
- Salmon from hatcheries are inferior to wild salmon, and unless hatcheries are reformed, "the plight of natural populations may become worse," the Hatchery Scientific Review Group told Congress Friday.
- Obama has nominated a Lakota Sioux woman -- Yvette Robideaux -- to run the Indian Health Service, which serves 1.9 million American Indians. She has two Harvard degrees, experience on Arizona reservations, and "her research has focused primarily on diabetes and health policy in tribal communities."
- And one of the most powerful Mormons -- Nev. Sen. Harry Reid -- says he'll again try to persuade Congress to set up a special federal task force to crack down on polygamists. Reid says many polygamists "are doing things that are immoral, and in many instances illegal. There's a lot of welfare fraud that goes on, domestic abuse that goes on. ... I think we have an obligation to help these women and children who are being victimized."