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The Rise of Lisa Murkowski
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October 12, 2015

Lisa Murkowski, the senator from Alaska, alternates between diplomat and bulldog in her rise to the top, plus the Pope on climate change, immigrants after the Front Range floods, and more.

Feature

The rise of Lisa Murkowski
The rise of Lisa Murkowski
Alaska’s pragmatic senator wants to reshape America’s energy policy.

Current

Can the pope bridge the climate divide?
Can the pope bridge the climate divide?
Catholics in the West are responding to his call. Will Congress?
How 2013’s Front Range floods changed the face of the region
How 2013’s Front Range floods changed the face of the region
Two years after floodwaters swept through, many immigrant families are still struggling to rebuild.
For the Lassics lupine, wilderness is a mixed blessing
For the Lassics lupine, wilderness is a mixed blessing
The Wilderness Act has complicated efforts to protect the rare California wildflower.
The Colorado River’s desalination plant is on its last legs
The Colorado River’s desalination plant is on its last legs
The obscure Paradox Valley Unit keeps the Colorado River’s salinity levels in check for farmers, but causes quakes upstream.
Manifest destiny today, bees and climate, sage grouse legal wrangling on the horizon.

Editor's Note

Essays

How to survive the bust
How to survive the bust
As oil prices plummet, a drill rig worker traces the effects among his brethren.

Book Reviews

The self in perpetual motion
The self in perpetual motion
A review of "Spirit Bird: Stories" by Kent Nelson.

Heard Around the West

Dear Friends

Board meeting updates and HCN family visitors
Board meeting updates and HCN family visitors
Plus, a look at our strategic planning and a graffiti correction.

Letters