Ray Ring's West

Idaho's Republican dairy farmers embrace socialism

Ray Ring | Aug 26, 2010 02:50 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

They're in a national movement to guarantee profits on milk.

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California voters OK reform of primary system

Ray Ring | Jun 09, 2010 10:20 AM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

'Top two' ballot measure may reduce power of hardliners in each party.

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Understanding an oil group

Ray Ring | Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

The Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States isn't as reasonable as it appears.

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Obama enviros now total 34

Ray Ring | Sep 10, 2009 06:30 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Harris Sherman, nominated as Forest Service's boss, is latest sign of green politics.

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Obama does Montana … and vice versa

Ray Ring | Aug 15, 2009 03:30 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post , Barack Obama

A personal view of the scenes.

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Obama enviros

Ray Ring | Jul 30, 2009 12:10 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

A list of influential environmentalists who are in -- or very close to -- the Obama administration.

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More on forest power plays

Ray Ring | Jul 28, 2009 04:20 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Another critical enviro, a timber analyst and a radio show weigh in.

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A farmer's wilderness deal

Ray Ring | Jul 20, 2009 12:55 PM
Filed under: Politics , Blog Post

Loggers and motorheads get their cut in Montana Sen. Tester's bill.

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Enviro infighting on forest deal

Ray Ring | Jul 15, 2009 09:05 AM
Filed under: Blog Post

2 more greens sound off against Beaverhead-Deerlodge Partnership.

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West's ATV carnage, part 2

Ray Ring | May 20, 2009 02:35 PM
Filed under: Recreation , Blog Post

Latest deaths include a 10-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and a deputy.

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About Ray

Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.