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  • States crack down on illegal immigrants

    With Congress stalled on immigration reform, Western states such as Colorado are tackling the issue with tough new laws

  • 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

  • As Washington waffles, Western states go green

    Western state legislatures boost wildlife and green energy, even as Washington, D.C., remains hooked on fossil fuels

  • Montana tells the federal government to butt out

    Montanans are rebelling against the federal government, angry at the Recreation Enhancement Tax, the Patriot Act, and the loss of their National Guard to Iraq

  • Jackalope hops into the heady world of official myth

    The writer watches that mythical animal, the jackalope, win friends among state legislators

  • 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

  • From Washington, D.C., comes a new spoils system

    Jeff Ruch says privatizing jobs at natural-resource agencies jeopardizes stewardship of the lands we all own

  • Bad moon rising

    Back in the '70s, Montana led the way in progressive environmental legislation, but now with its economy faltering, those laws are being eviscerated, and environmentalists need to find a new strategy.

  • Montana guts a green law

    Montana greens are worried that recent legislative changes to the state's 1971 Montana Environmental Policy Act will make the law almost impossible to enforce.

  • Politics sink growth management

    Colorado is no closer to managing its growth problems after a ballot initiative failed and a dozen legislative bills crashed into a partisan impasse.

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