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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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    U.S. House to the environment: Die!

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

  • News

    Washington voters win vote on takings bill

    Washington voters will get to vote in November on whether to scrap their state's Initiative 164, the most extreme takings law in the nation.

  • Related Stories

    Memo incontinence strikes again

    Washington Republican Sen. Slade Gorton is embarrassed by the disclosure of memos showing his close ties to industry in his attempts to weaken environmental laws.

  • News

    Legislature votes to hamstring Washington state

    The Washington Legislature's approval of Initiative 164 creates the most far-reaching "takings" law in the nation.

  • Feature

    Politics 101: The new politics has no room for a giant gentleman

    A reporter travels through Washington state's 5th congressional district to try to understand the November election defeat of Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley after 30 years in office.

  • Heard Around the West

    Heard Around the West

    A digest of news reports on militias and the reaction to them in the West in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • News

    Will the bill's authors please stand?

    A memo shows lobbyists wrote most of a bill scaling back the Endangered Species Act.

  • News

    Is it politics, or is it revolution?

    Republican take-over and states' rights furor threaten environmental regulations throughout West.

  • Related Stories

    County commissioner courts bloodshed

    County Commissioner Dick Carver...

  • News

    James Watt charged with felonies

    Former Interior Secretary James Watt is indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to Congress and obstructing an investigation of fraud.

  • Essays

    The word according to a weighty Republican

    Alaska Republican Don Young, new chairman of the House Resource Committee, denounces environmentalism and offers his own conservative philosophy.

  • Essays

    Cecil Andrus knew how to take a stand

    Former Idaho governor Cecil Andrus leaves a legacy of environmental reform - and controversy - behind him.

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