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  • Pombo takes on the Endangered Species Act

    On his 12th attempt, Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Calif., succeeds in pushing a bill through the U.S. House designed to reform the Endangered Species Act and end critical habitat protection

  • She wins friends for lions, wolves and bears

    Janelle Holden, the daughter of two Republican legislators, works with the Predator Conservation Alliance in Montana to help ranchers learn how to co-exist with wolves and other predators

  • Green and mean

    The Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund is building on the strategy it used to boot anti-environmental Republican Congressman Richard Pombo out of office in 2006.

  • Stringing up the Western sheriff

    Stringing up the Western sheriff

    The West has known extremist politics before, but we usually seem to end up tacking pretty close to the center.

  • We're not all Right in Idaho

    We're not all Right in Idaho

    Being one of the few liberals in a conservative Western city requires tolerance and a love of community that transcends political divisions.

  • Wilderness bills languish in legislative limbo

    Wilderness bills languish in legislative limbo

    Even Republican sponsors can't seem to break their party's determined stonewalling on wilderness bills in the House of Representatives.

  • Confessions of a former Hillary supporter

    Confessions of a former Hillary supporter

    Missy Votel takes a good hard look at Sarah Palin: a regular Wild West frontierswoman who wears North Face and is ready to slay dinner at a moment's notice.

  • Poltertics, 2010

    Poltertics, 2010

    "They're ba-a-ackk!": Enviro-boogeymen return from the dead as Republicans like Richard Pombo seek a comeback.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Pete McCloskey plans run against Rep. Richard Pombo; 11 alleged eco-terrorists indicted; BLM gives six companies chance to work on oil shale production; Gray Development buys expensive state land in north Phoenix.

  • How to survive the lean times

    How to survive the lean times

    Her brush with homelessness gives Jane Goetze the background to offer some wry advice.

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