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High Country News November 21, 1988

The West voted left, right and center

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South Dakota: Two mining initiatives fail

The mining industry trumped a citizens' action group on initiatives that would have forced tougher reclamation and water protection standards and raised state taxes on gold mined by heap leaching or in open pits.

Idaho: The political winds have shifted

Statewide, conservation and outdoor issues played a key role only in the race won by Rep. Richard Stallings.

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Wild horse killings are stirring Nevada

Close to 500 wild horses have been shot and left to decay in the Nevada desert over the last two years.

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