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  • Don’t blame the Indians for the Abramoff scandal

    The writer, a tribal chairman, says Indians have every right to lobby in Washington, D.C.

  • Is everyone a Realtor?

    Realtors seem to be everywhere in the West today – including community politics

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • States tighten rules, challenge feds to follow

    The state of California pioneered pollution-control efforts decades ago in response to L.A. smog, and today, the Western states are hoping to set the course for national action on climate change

  • Public acres for sale

    President Bush revives a proposal to sell off public lands managed by the BLM and the Forest Service as part of his 2007 budget

  • It’s true: Guns don’t kill people

    The writer says Vice President Cheney’s gun "accident" is a mischaracterization

  • Scandal and war fracture conservative coalition

    The war in Vietnam destroyed a long-lasting liberal coalition; now, political scandals and the war in Iraq are threatening the conservative coalition that took its place

  • States lead charge against global warming

    With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming

  • Salvage logging speeds up

    With the Forest Service’s Biscuit Fire salvage logging program acknowledged to be a failure, Oregon Reps. Greg Walden and Gordon Smith want to speed up future post-fire logging

  • The House takes an ax to the Endangered Species Act

    The writer says House reform of the Endangered Species Act was more like destruction

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