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  • A bullet for the bearer of bad news

    After Michele DeHart of the Fish Passage Center in Portland, Ore., publicly supported a plan to protect salmon, angry lawmakers led by Sen. Larry Craig yanked the center’s funding

  • Are we ready to learn the lessons of fire and flood?

    Sen. Larry Craig’s suggestion that New Orleans’ 9th Ward be restored as a wetland may represent a newfound respect for the power of nature and the limits of the human ability to control it

  • Downwinders say fallout study numbers don't add up

    A controversial study says only a fraction of cancer cases can be attributed to nuclear fallout in the U.S.

  • Fees and our forests don't always fit

    Idaho’s Republican senator says he can’t support the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program, which charges people to visit their own public lands

  • Fishing ban will make us forget salmon

    Fishing is not the reason behind the decline of the Northwest’s salmon; the desire for cheap hydroelectric power is

  • Heard Around the West

    Sen. Larry Craig plays petty politics with the Air Force; robbery in Aspen; Phoenix is too darn hot; Idaho newspaper takes on fee demo program; Montana anglers take on Huey Lewis; and chickens slaughtered in California wood chipper

  • Jetboats stir up the Frank

    Jetboats and planes could increase in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, ignoring three illegal hunting lodges along the Salmon River. George Nickas of Montana-based Wilderness Watch has appealed the new management plan, saying the largest

  • Riding high on political inappropriations

    The omnibus appropriations bill just passed by Congress contained more than a few anti-environmental riders, but not all of them survived for the president’s pen to sign

  • 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

  • Strange bedfellows make a grazing deal in Idaho

    Anti-grazing activist Jon Marvel makes a deal with ranching magnate J.R. Simplot, allowing cattle to continue to graze on federal land in Idaho

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