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    About Joe

    JOE DONNELLY is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor.

    Most recently, he was the executive editor of Mission and State (missionandstate.org), an exercise in elegant, dynamic, in-depth digital journalism. Donnelly was hired in January 2013 to start up this nonprofit, Santa Barbara-based project, funded through national grants and local matching funds. When he left in March of 2014, Mission and State had earned a national reputation and had attracted a deeply engaged and dedicated readership.

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JOE DONNELLY is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor. Most recently, he was the executive editor of Mission and State (missionandstate.org), an exercise in elegant, dynamic, in-depth digital journalism. Donnelly was hired in January 2013 to start up this nonprofit, Santa Barbara-based project, funded through national grants and local matching funds. When he left in March of 2014, Mission and State had earned a national reputation and had attracted a deeply engaged and dedicated readership. Read More

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What One Wolf’s Extraordinary Journey Means for the Future of Wildlife in America

Published by TakePart

The three-year, 3,000-mile trek of OR7 has altered scientific debates and state policy. But would he find a mate?

On Feb. 5, 2014, the world’s most famous wolf woke up somewhere along the Oregon-California border, very likely in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a landscape of Alpine forests and grassland valleys. For the better part of a year he had been making his home in this place where the Cascade, Klamath, and Siskiyou mountains converge.

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Welcome to Wolf Country

Published by Orion

Last year, OR7, the first wild wolf to roam California in nearly a century, met his mate and started a pack in southern Oregon. Sightings of another wolf in the area were reported earlier this week. Author Joe Donnelly took a recent trip to Oregon, retracing his travels described in “Lone Wolf,” his story about OR7 that appeared in the September/October 2013 issue of Orion.

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Mutt and Joe

first published in the Los Angeles Weekly a long time ago.

by Joe Donnelly

A beautiful day in my neighborhood begins with a cup of coffee and my dog, Max. Together we indulge in an early-morning stroll along the root-mangled sidewalks of Bronson Canyon. He sniffs. I sip. I wonder what happened to my youth; he wonders where his teeth went. I size up single-family homes with back yards; he sizes up more toothsome dogs with bouncy legs. We both glare at speeding cars.

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