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    A Republican wins it

    Republican Bill Redmond beats out Democrat Eric Serna and Green Party candidate Carol Miller to represent northern New Mexcio as Bill Richardson leaves to be ambassador to the UN.

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    Flood bill awash with anti-environmental riders

    A flood-relief bill in Congress is infested by riders that could cause tremendous environmental damage if passed.

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    The Craig bill: Calm down, everybody

    The furor over Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's national forest-reforming bill is really much ado about nothing in the rather tame 105th Congress.

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    Money: the real political organizer

    A survey of soft money focuses on Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz and his generosity to the Republican party.

  • News

    Money: the real political organizer

    A survey of soft money focuses on Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz and his generosity to the Republican party.

  • Book Reviews

    Cut the fat out

    "Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies" describes how to cut the budget and protect the environment at the same time.

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    A U.S. senator who shoots from the hip

    A flap over the appearance of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., in Banana Republic clothing ads highlights the interesting character of a man who seems less interested in being a senator than in doing other things.

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    Montana Legislature "swirlies' to the right

    A slew of bills - some wacky - introduced in Montana's Republican-dominated legislature could weaken environmental protection and anti-discrimination laws.

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    Clinton's budget blows off a wilder West

    Environmentalists urge President Clinton to budget more money for public lands and conservation in a difficult era of cutbacks and competing causes.

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    This year, Congress slunk into Washington

    In stark contrast to the revolutionary zeal that opened the 104th Congress two years ago, the 105th Congress begins quietly.

  • Related Stories

    The way columnist Ellen Miller saw one "96 race in Colorado

    Republican Wayne Allard beat Democrat Tom Strickland in Colorado because Westerners didn't like Clinton's "land grab" in Utah, columnist says.

  • Related Stories

    Don't expect problem solving in 1997-1998

    The next Congress will probably not solve any Western environmental problems.

  • Feature

    The Republicans now own the West

    A state-by-state review of the national elections reveals a West given over to Republicans.

  • News

    The West is just another ethnic voting bloc

    Westerners vote like everybody else, with just a slight Western twang.

  • Essays

    If politics is a baseball game, I don't even own a bat

    Post election musings by a Western Democrat consider why Republicans won so easily and what new strategies environmentalists need to learn.

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