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Bee expert has buzz on rebounding species

Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the distinctive white rump began to disappear in the 1990s. By the time this man made his discovery, some experts feared it was gone forever from the Puget lowlands.

Feds to help keep bistate sage grouse off threatened list

The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says might be the best, last chance to keep the bistate population off the list of threatened species.

Swimmer’s body pulled from Lake Havasu

The body of a man presumed to have drowned at Lake Havasu was recovered Wednesday. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said use of sonar equipment helped locate the body about 10:30 a.m.