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Javelinas tackle a pumpkin outside a Sierra Vista home. Pumpkin seeds attract rodents, which then attract snakes and other predators.

The pumpkins’ strong scent can lure wildlife into residential areas, putting people, pets and property at risk of attack. Read more»

There were 113 wolves recorded in Arizona and New Mexico last year, the most since reintroduction of the endangered species began in 1998, but the killing of one for preying on cattle has environmental groups upset.

Environmentalists and ranchers are pointing fingers after government agents killed an endangered Mexican gray wolf last month for preying on cattle, the first wolf killed for depredation in 10 years. Read more»

A proposed bill currently in the House would allow reinstatement of The Heritage Fund, which would help with renovations on buildings such as the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson. Often called “White Dove of the Desert,” this building was founded in 1962.

A lawmaker’s attempt to have Arizonans decide whether to revive the voter–approved Heritage Fund is stalled in the House. Read more»