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  • Mountain of doubt

    Mountain of doubt

    The long-delayed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., faces a new challenge: Barack Obama’s presidency.

  • Drilling the Democrats

    Jonathan Thompson says that Barack Obama -- caught between the threat of global warming and demands for energy independence -- is unlikely to end drilling in the West.

  • Obama picks a moderate

    Obama picks a moderate

    Some are disappointed, but Rocky Barker thinks Ken Salazar is a good choice to head Interior.

  • The only thing we have to fear …

    The only thing we have to fear …

    Refusing to despair despite the impacts of the economic downturn on a small Oregon town.

  • It's time for a ceasefire on guns

    Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control, not just for the sake of politics but because it’s the right thing to do.

  • The persistence of bigotry, Western-style

    The persistence of bigotry, Western-style

    A father of a biracial child listens to the casually racist jokes of his rural Colorado neighbors.

  • On Obama's coattails

    Western Democrats have reason to celebrate the 2008 election, but the old conservative West has not disappeared.

  • Victory came from the bottom up

    Victory came from the bottom up

    A vast army of determined volunteers were the force behind Obama’s success in Colorado.

  • Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Rob Saldin looks at the reasons why the Democrats finally succeeded in breaking the Republican chokehold on the West.

  • Who will be the West’s new boss?

    Who will be the West’s new boss?

    The Interior secretary is the nation's top wildlife manager and federal landlord, managing 507 million acres, 600 dams and 68 percent of the nation's energy reserves.

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