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    Idaho could move toward the center

    Walt Minnick will run as a Democrat against Republican Larry Craig in Idaho for the Senate.

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    Budget impasse leaves BLM scrambling

    Washington, D.C.'s budget impasse throws BLM offices throughout the West into turmoil.

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    Wyden squeaks in

    Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden wins narrowly over Republican Gordon Smith in the election to replace Sen. Bob Packwood.

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    Williams leaves, Montana scrambles

    Republican challengers race to fill the seat abandoned by retiring Democratic Rep. Pat Williams.

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    Big shoes empty in Oregon

    Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden and Republican Gordon Smith battle acrimoniously for Bob Packwood's vacant senate seat.

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    Who felt the federal furlough?

    During the 21-day federal furlough, some wealthy areas and industries such as skiing and logging keep going, while the West's poorest counties and its Indian reservations scramble to survive.

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    They're stepping down

    Western Republicans Mark Hatfield of Oregon and Alan Simpson of Wyoming announce their retirement from Congress.

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    Allard takes aim

    Colorado Rep. Wayne Allard inserts anti-environmental provisions into the 1995 Farm Bill.

  • Related Stories

    To comment on the Utah Wilderness bills

    Addresses of Senate and Representative offices to comment on the Utah Wilderness bills.

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    Saga of Enid Waldholtz

    Utah Republican Enid Waldholtz faces a bid for her seat in Congress by Democrat Karen Shepherd, while allegations of financial impropriety embroil her and her husband, Joe Waldholtz.

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    Congress' war against nature creates backlash

    The anti-environment onslaught of the Republican Congress begins to falter as a backlash makes its presence felt.

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    Voters say yes to elk, no to takings, jets

    In the Nov. 7 elections, environmental initiatives, like other initiatives, lost if they would have cost taxpayers money.

  • Book Reviews

    Untangling Washington

    Congressional Green Sheets' "The Environment and Energy Weekly Bulletin" is reviewed.

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    Congress is reworking 100 years of federal policy

    Right-wing Republicans in control of Congress plan sweeping change that will transform the West and roll back 100 years of progress.

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    U.S. House to the environment: Die!

    Drastic budget cuts planned by a Republican Congress may have a dramatic effect on the environment.

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