Items by Daniel Kemmis

A chance to do it right in the West
A chance to do it right in the West
Hoping for a Western Interior secretary who practices the politics of collaboration.
The West comes closer to speaking with a regional voice
The writer sees the West moving closer toward a regional presidential primary or caucuses.
Democrats hope for a new day in the West
The writer heralds a Democratic resurgence in the West led by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson
The One-Party West
With the Interior West almost exclusively Republican territory, "Democrats for the West," a coalition of leaders, have issued a challenge to fellow Democrats to create sustainable Democratic majorities
Powell's enduring teachings
Two new books - "River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell" by Donald Worster and "Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell" by William deBuys - offer a new look at Powell's life, legacy and writings.
Learning to think like a region
As regionalism grows, Westerners find that environmental issues have less and less to do with political boundaries.