Drain res­cue

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

Emer­gency re­spon­ders (above) res­cue a woman and baby trapped in a storm drain Thurs­day in Clarksville, Tenn. The woman was walk­ing through the park­ing lot car­ry­ing her baby when the storm grate she went across col­lapsed (right) and they fell 20 feet. The woman and baby did not have any se­ri­ous in­juries. by wild­fires.

There were no re­ported in­juries as­so­ci­ated with the mud­slide or de­bris flows and no homes were se­ri­ously dam­aged, though mul­ti­ple peo­ple had to be res­cued in Los An­ge­les, Orange, River­side and San Diego coun­ties as wa­ter over­came road­ways and at times sub­merged cars. are un­der­min­ing bil­lions of dol­lars of in­vest­ments to re­store en­dan­gered fish runs.

Se­nate Bill 3119, which passed Thurs­day by unan­i­mous con­sent, would stream­line the process for Wash­ing­ton, Idaho, Ore­gon and sev­eral Pa­cific North­west Na­tive Amer­i­can tribes to cap­ture and eu­th­a­nize po­ten­tially hun­dreds of sea lions found in the river east of Port­land, Ore.

Sup­port­ers, in­clud­ing the gover­nors of Ore­gon, Wash­ing­ton and Idaho, fish­ing groups and tribes, say the bill will give wildlife man­agers greater flex­i­bil­ity in con­trol­ling Cal­i­for­nia sea lions that dra­mat­i­cally in­creased from about 30,000 in the 1960s to about 300,000 un­der the 1972 Ma­rine Mam­mal Pro­tec­tion Act.

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