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NHL Capsules: Juuse Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Juuse Saros made 43 saves, Kevin Fiala scored eight minutes into the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 on Tuesday night. Nashville played its first game in a week and has won three straight. The shutout was the third of the season for Saros and the fourth of his career.

Online quiz: Can you distinguish wolf from coyote?

PREDATORS -- Oregon has posted an online quiz to help people – especially hunters – bone up on telling the difference between wolves and coyotes. The quiz found at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website shows photos of the animals at various ages....

Statisticians counter WSU prof’s findings that killing wolves does more harm than good

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical analysis released today. Working with a Ph.D. statistician, the Washington Policy Center...

Lawsuit would prevent Washington from killing more wolves to protect cattle

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Two conservation groups say they filed a lawsuit today seeking to stop the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from killing any more state-endangered wolves. Three wolves from two packs were killed by state-authorized shooters this summer in an effort to stop...

Sex offenders say island water makes them sick

Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water system has been plagued by problems for more than a decade.

Court: Juvenile sex crimes can be basis of civil commitment

Civil commitment of offenders who have been designated as sexually violent predators can be indefinitely extended for those whose crimes occurred when they were juveniles, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

Predators captain Mike Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher is retiring after 17 seasons in the NHL. The defending Stanley Cup finalists now must select a new captain. The 37-year-old Fisher says in a letter to Predators fans that it was a hard decision but the right one.

Idaho draft wolf plan has predator’s fans, foes howling

Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are likely to release a draft of their plan next month, and wolf critics claim the agency is going soft on the animals, while wolf advocates say the state is putting too much pressure on them.

Montana’s wolf specialist marvels at carnivore’s recovery

In 1979, Diane Boyd left her native Minnesota and headed west to begin tracking the first radio-collared gray wolf from Canada to recolonize the Western U.S., where humans had effectively eliminated the species by the 1930s through hunting, poisoning and habitat loss.

Wolf first to be caught, collared, monitored in Western Washington

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Field staff for state and federal wildlife agencies trapped, collared and released what is believed to be an adult male gray wolf east of Burlington near Marblemount, officials say. Wolves are federally listed as endangered species in the western two-thirds of Washington...

GM: Preds focused on winning Stanley Cup with young roster

General manager David Poile believes the Nashville Predators wiped away two notions with their run to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final. The organization has erased the labels of expansion team and of Nashville as a nontraditional hockey market. That leaves the Predators focused on winning the Stanley Cup with a young roster.

Gray wolves getting comfortable with Mount Spokane

For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man’s motion-activated trail camera has captured an image of what appears to be a gray wolf in Mount Spokane State Park. Wolves are protected by state rules as endangered species in Washington.