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  • A water-and-wilderness bill kicks up dust in Nevada

    Critics say an economic development initiative could suck desert springs and rural counties dry

  • Enviros wary of 'Nevada-style' wilderness bill

    A controversial proposed wilderness bill for Utah’s Washington County includes utility corridors, motorized-vehicle trails, and public-land sales designed to accommodate urban growth

  • Go West, Democrats, in the path of Harry Reid

    New Senate minority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., brings to Capitol Hill the lessons learned from a hardscrabble Nevada childhood

  • Gregory Jaczko's resignation weakens federal nuclear regulation

    Gregory Jaczko's resignation weakens federal nuclear regulation

    The San Onofre nuclear power plant has problems that are perhaps endemic to the industry, and chairman Gregory Jaczko's May 2012 resignation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission means there's one less strong regulator keeping a sharp eye on industry.

  • Heard around the West

    Pork and mariachi; Victoria’s Secret vs. trees; Zach Mann vs. Starbucks; poaching preachers; elk poachers get popped; crimes solved in Jackson, Wyo.

  • Industry embeds its own in the BLM

    Energy and mining companies are paying the salaries of workers at Bureau of Land Management offices around the West

  • It's the West's turn to call the shots

    The neglected, underestimated Interior West might plant the seeds of change for the current American empire

  • Lawmakers chop up renewable-energy fund

    Congress slashes the Energy Department’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program in favor of directing money toward energy projects in lawmakers’ home districts

  • Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again

    Mining Reform: Deja vu again and again

    A 138-year-old law blocks serious hardrock mining reform, despite the untiring work of activists.

  • Nevada: A hairy ride for Harry

    Nevada: A hairy ride for Harry

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries gun-play in his battle with Sharron Angle, and former poli-sci prof Dina Titus tries to keep her Nevada House seat out of Joe Heck's reach.

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