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  • Why the Republicans failed Nov. 4

    Why the Republicans failed Nov. 4

    A couple of years ago, there was talk of a permanent GOP majority. But now the party is facing a serious decline in power.

  • Think again before going nuclear

    Think again before going nuclear

    Russ Doty worries that neither presidential candidate is wary enough about nuclear power and radioactive waste disposal.

  • Who will be the West’s new boss?

    Who will be the West’s new boss?

    The Interior secretary is the nation's top wildlife manager and federal landlord, managing 507 million acres, 600 dams and 68 percent of the nation's energy reserves.

  • Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Rob Saldin looks at the reasons why the Democrats finally succeeded in breaking the Republican chokehold on the West.

  • The National Park Service's Preferred Alternative map.

    The National Park Service's Preferred Alternative map.

    The Park Service offers a plan to ease the conflict over Grand Canyon overflights.

  • Park Service finally drafts a solution to conflicts over canyon flights

    Park Service finally drafts a solution to conflicts over canyon flights

    The Park Service offers a plan to ease the conflict over Grand Canyon overflights.

  • It's time for a ceasefire on guns

    Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control, not just for the sake of politics but because it’s the right thing to do.

  • The debate that won’t happen

    Even though the West is supposed to be a key battleground in this year’s election, so far the presidential candidates have managed to avoid addressing Western issues.

  • Don't fence Western Republicans in

    Some moderate Western Republicans, tired of being penned up behind rigid ideological fences, are rebelling against the hard-line elements of their party.

  • A fractured party

    The Grand Old Party will either find a new life – or court self-destruction – in the West today, where moderates and hard-liners are battling over conservation issues.

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