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  • Follow-up

    EPA plans to streamline pesticide registration; Los Angeles puts the brakes on superstores; El Paso Corp. pushes to drill New Mexico’s Valle Vidal; and black-tailed prairie dog no longer a candidate for endangered species list

  • Heard around the West

    Pac-O-Art art vending machine; turning against Wal-Mart; Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest; Boy Scouts sued for blaze; ORVers need potty-training; bull elk get really hungry

  • The end of exurbia: An interview with James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler talks about the end of oil, and how the West’s exurbs will expire when the automobile does

  • A refreshing take on Wal-Mart vs. The World

    In The United States of Wal-Mart, John Dicker offers a viciously funny but intelligently nuanced understanding of the Wal-Mart phenomenon

  • Conservative legislator takes on Wal-Mart

    Idaho’s Republican Speaker of the House, Rep. Bruce Newcomb, wants to force Wal-Mart to either provide health insurance for its Idaho employees or reimburse the state for providing Medicaid coverage

  • Picture a town that celebrates its old businesses

    Linda Hasselstrom muses sadly over the closing of a 118-year-old drugstore in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo.

  • Follow-up

    Bush administration backs off on removing "isolated wetlands" from Clean Water Act protection; EPA’s Bruce Buckheit and J.P. Suarez leave for different reasons; Wal-Mart cracks down on protest; New Mexico vs. Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Does Wal-Mart really need our tax dollars

    More than a dozen Asian-owned local businesses in Denver are being driven out to make way for a taxpayer-subsidized Wal-Mart Supercenter, in a destructive pattern seen across the nation

  • Wal-Mart’s Manifest Destiny

    Wal-Mart wants to build more giant Supercenter stores in the West, but communities like Inglewood, Calif., are starting to take a stand against the world’s largest company

  • Ballot-box democracy

    The same kind of "ballot-box planning" that’s been used to control development in small towns like Paonia, Colo., is being manipulated by Wal-Mart in its quest to build more Supercenters in the West

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