A new bill introduced this week seeks to control the explosion of feral pigs in California, or what some are calling a ticking "swine bomb," by minimizing hunting restrictions on wild hogs and banning the release of pigs into the wild. The population of feral pigs in California has rapidly increased in recent decades. The Atlantic reported in 2020 that there are as many as 9 million feral swine in the U.S., with their population expanding from 17 to 39 states in under 30 years. The surge in the wild pig population is causing wide-ranging problems, from ransacked lawns in San Jose (where one city council member proposed allowing the use of bows and arrows to hunt them), to herds of pigs running rampant through Corona streets. If approved, Senate Bill 856 , introduced by Napa-area State Sen. Bill Dodd, would allow an owner or tenant in possession of a $15 "wild pig validation" to kill any feral pig destroying property or "injuring, molesting, pursuing, worrying, or … [Read more...] about The population of feral pigs has exploded in California. This new bill seeks to control it.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eighteen people were picked to hear the federal case against three former Minneapolis officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights during the May 2020 arrest that led to the Black man's death. Twelve jurors will deliberate and six are alternates. Most of the jurors appear to be white; two appear to be of Asian descent. The jury includes people from the Minneapolis metro area, as well as suburbs and far southern Minnesota. Here are some details: JUROR 3 A man from Hennepin County who is a project captain at an architectural firm. Married with no kids. Has a master’s degree in architecture. Member of the American Home Brewers Association who said he likes to drink beer when he is not fixing up house. JUROR 6 A man who has lived in Hennepin County for 40-some years. He works retail; his wife works in a grocery store. They have five kids. Has a degree in teaching French and education. Active in Minnesota Indonesia Society. JUROR 11 … [Read more...] about The 18 jurors picked for federal trial over Floyd’s killing
The first issue of The Paris Review under its new editor, Lorin Stein, hit newsstands recently, and it’s a thing of sober beauty. The issue doesn’t contain many surprises — there’s fiction from Sam Lipsyte, poetry from Frederick Seidel and work from other usual, if talented, suspects. But it’s a solid and auspicious start, worth having tucked under your arm for that 45-minute wait outside Eataly. Mr. Stein’s most radical act since taking over from Philip Gourevitch is visible only on the 57-year-old magazine’s crisply redesigned Web site, theparisreview.org. He’s made the entire run of The Paris Review’s storied interview series, previously almost impossible to find in electronic form, available there, free for the browsing. If there’s a better place to lose yourself online right now, I don’t know what it is. The interviews in The Paris Review — the magazine founded in 1953 by a group of writers and editors that included George Plimpton and Peter Matthiessen — are about as … [Read more...] about Paris Review Editor Frees Menagerie of Wordsmiths