Endangered Wolf Who Trekked Over 8,700 in Search of Mate Found Dead in NorCal — KTLA

An endangered gray wolf that wandered thousands of miles through Northern California has died, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. OR-54, a 3- to 4-year-old female with a radio tracking collar, was found dead on Wednesday in Shasta County, the agency said in a statement…

via Endangered Wolf Who Trekked Over 8,700 in Search of Mate Found Dead in NorCal — KTLA

Environmentalists Seek Endangered Species Listing for #Alaska’s Freshwater Seals — TIME

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — The only known freshwater harbor seals in the U.S. should be listed as threatened or endangered, an environmental group said Thursday in its second petition for the animals. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for additional protections for the 400 harbor seals that live at Iliamna Lake in southwest Alaska…

via Environmentalists Seek Endangered Species Listing for Alaska’s Freshwater Seals — TIME

#ChapmanUniversity to buy historic #Killefer school, one of the first in California to desegregate — Orange County Register

One of the first schools in California to desegregate could soon be restored and turned into a home for one of Chapman University’s academic programs. The Orange Unified School District board recently approved selling the former Killefer Elementary School at 541 N. Lemon St. to Chapman for $3.7 million…

via Chapman University to buy historic Killefer school, one of the first in California to desegregate — Orange County Register

Alaska Native Elder, 90, Is First American Counted in 2020 Census — TIME

(TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led. Her home now is an outpost on the Bering Sea, Toksook Bay, and on Tuesday she became the first American counted in the 2020 census…

via Alaska Native Elder, 90, Is First American Counted in 2020 Census — TIME

TSA Apologizes to Native American Traveler Who Said an Agent Pulled Her Braids and Said ‘Giddyup’ — TIME

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has apologized to a Native American traveler who says she faced a ‘humiliating’ encounter with an employee during a security pat-down.

While traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Tara Houska, an indigenous rights activist and lawyer, said on Twitter last week that a TSA agent pulled her braids behind her…

via TSA Apologizes to Native American Traveler Who Said an Agent Pulled Her Braids and Said ‘Giddyup’ — TIME

Gerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg’s Marketing Consultant, Dies at 91 — Variety

Gerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg’s longtime international marketing consultant, died on Jan. 5 in London. He was 91. The London native worked for more than 50 years in marketing, publicity and distribution.

via Gerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg’s Marketing Consultant, Dies at 91 — Variety