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  • How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters

    How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters

    'Top-two' primary systems banish third parties from the ballot.

  • The Green Tea Party?

    The Green Tea Party?

    A conservative movement embracing rooftop solar seems to be emerging.

  • D.C. and the West: Worlds apart

    Washington, D.C., seems like another planet when seen from the West, as the political stories in this issue of the paper suggest

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • States crack down on illegal immigrants

    With Congress stalled on immigration reform, Western states such as Colorado are tackling the issue with tough new laws

  • Wilderness cliffhanger

    Three compromise wilderness bills have passed the House and now await Senate approval

  • Saving open land — a taxing problem

    In Missoula, Mont., and other Western communities, activists search for the winning formula to pass new open-space bonds in November

  • The push is on for 'clean coal'

    Led by California, Western states are encouraging the energy industry to move toward cleaner coal technology

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

  • Norton Departs

    Interior Secretary Gale Norton’s decision to resign prompts a look at Interior’s conservative counterrevolution during her tenure, along with its unintended consequences

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