By GILLIAN FLACCUS
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Environmental officials in Oregon are deciding whether to increase protections for a rare kind of seabird that nests far inland in old-growth forests.
The Oregon Commission on Fish and Wildlife is expected to vote Friday on whether to change the listing of the marbled murrelet to "endangered" from "threatened."
The species is listed as threatened under federal law and is endangered in Washington state and California.
A coalition of environmental groups petitioned the commission to increase the bird's protected status in Oregon because of logging on state and private land that is threatening nesting sites in old-growth forests.
The unusual seabird forages in the ocean but flies up to 55 miles inland to lay a single egg in mossy depressions in forests that are more than a century old.
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A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.
The San Diego Gulls will seek their team-record ninth consecutive victory Sunday when they face their rival, the Ontario Reign, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
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