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  • Hunting: It’s not about the gun

    In the presidential election this fall, sportsmen are likely to be split between those who vote for wildlife, and those who vote for the gun

  • Presidential candidates try to look svelte in blaze orange

    The writer is amused by the blaze-orange posturing of both candidates for president

  • Japanese cars may get all the good lanes

    A proposed law would allow California commuters who drive some hybrid vehicles to use the state’s carpool lanes, and the CEO of Ford Motor Co. is not happy about it

  • Colorado voters hold the cards on renewable energy

    In November, Coloradans will have the chance to vote on a citizen-proposed renewable-energy initiative, but the utilities are working hard to defeat it

  • Tribes turn out to vote

    The Indian vote could decide tight races in this year’s elections, including contests in key Western states

  • The last best-paid place in the West

    The writer recounts a mountain man’s political conversion in Oregon

  • Sometimes a policy is just words

    The writer calls the Bush administration duplicitous for abdicating its responsibility to cherish the nation’s remaining roadless areas

  • Of global warming and White House elephants

    The Bush administration needs to start dealing with global climate change, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may help to point the way

  • The people who care about HCN

    This issue features three pages of letters from readers, weighing in on High Country News’ editorial approach to the Bush administration’s environmental policies

  • A Colorado corporation throws its weight around in Montana

    The writer attacks a mining company for bankrolling a ballot initiative in Montana that would allow cyanide heap-leach mining to resume

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