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    Planning regulations bite a planning proponent

    Former U.S. Senator Dan Evans, who once supported Washington state's Growth Management Act, now seeks to change the law after finding it will prevent him from building a house where he wants.

  • News

    Sagebrush rebels in the apple orchards

    Two Chelan County commissioners defy Washington state's Growth Management Act, claiming freedom from state and federal controls.

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    Mt. Graham telescope rides through Congress

    President Clinton signs a bill approving the University of Arizona's construction of a third telescope on Mount Graham.

  • Book Reviews

    Letter to Edward Abbey from Earth: A Review

    A letter to the late Ed Abbey ruefully notes how the writer's grim predictions about overpopulation and over-abuse of the canyon country are coming true.

  • Book Reviews

    Take a seat

    University of Denver's Graduate School of Public Affairs will choose a professor to hold the Timothy E. Wirth Chair in Environmental and Community Development Policy.

  • News

    A very large subdivision riles a very small town

    Irate locals in Big Horn, Wyo., fight the ambitious golf course and vacation home development plans of Homer Scott Jr.

  • Essays

    Goodbye, Deadwood

    A Deadwood citizen who originally pushed for legalized gambling reflects sadly on the way her town has changed.

  • Related Stories

    Deadwood pays dearly for gambling riches

    Legalized gambling in Deadwood, S.D., has brought prosperity but destroyed a community in the process.

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    The nuts and bolts of Western gambling

    A survey of the West shows a variety of ways to gamble in every state but Utah.

  • Book Reviews

    Arid art

    English watercolorist Tony Foster displays paintings of the desert West in Sun Valley, Idaho.

  • Book Reviews

    Just a little advice

    County Commissioner John Clarke's primer, "The Code of the West," seeks to help newcomers adjust to rural Larimer County, Colo.

  • News

    Score one for local control

    In Colorado, a bill to gut state law 1041, which allows local communities to have strict land-use regulations, is pulled from consideration in the House.

  • Feature

    Monoculture meets its match in North Dakota

    John Gardner represents a new breed of agricultural "specialized generalists" who want to help Dakota farmers reclaim the food system.

  • Related Stories

    'It's great to ask geeks for advice'

    Montana State University's new manufacturing extension center helps entrepreneurs such as backpack designer Dana Gleason of Dana Design.

  • Feature

    Montana's outback goes on-line

    Montana State University turns to "electronic extension" to meet the information needs of the state's widely scattered population.

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