FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2006 photo provided by Yellowstone National Park, a gray wolf is seen on the run near Blacktail Pond in Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyo. The Obama administration on Friday June 7, 2013, will propose lifting federal protections for gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of recovery efforts but has been criticized by some scientists as premature. (AP Photo/Yellowstone National Park, File)

Plan lifts Lower 48 wolf protections

This comes after the Oregon House passed a bill that would give ranchers authority to shoot wolves seen attacking their livestock.

Jacquie Carson, emergency communication supervisor for the city of Portland, answers emergency calls at the 9-1-1 dispatch center. Undated photo. (Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune)

Lives on the line

Portland city officials are pressing the fire bureau to use more two-person crews for lower-level medical calls, instead of four-person fire…