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  • Doing something about 'anything'

    In this issue, Ray Ring offers a top 10 list on the midterm elections and reminds Westerners that the newly empowered Democrats in Congress are still not the sole arbiters of environmental policy

  • Dems contract case of self-delusion — or not

    The Democratic bloggers on the netroots seem to be prone to wildly optimistic self-delusion – and then again, maybe they’re not so crazy after all

  • Saving open land — a taxing problem

    In Missoula, Mont., and other Western communities, activists search for the winning formula to pass new open-space bonds in November

  • The Latest Bounce

    California Rep. Richard Pombo wins Republican primary against Pete McCloskey; Washington’s "Forest and Fish Report" protects logging companies that inadvertently harm salmon; Wyoming’s Martin’s Cove tones down the religious stuff

  • Pete McCloskey rides again

    Former California Rep. Pete McCloskey says the need to defend the environment is behind his decision to run against Richard Pombo in the Republican primary

  • The Latest Bounce

    Pete McCloskey plans run against Rep. Richard Pombo; 11 alleged eco-terrorists indicted; BLM gives six companies chance to work on oil shale production; Gray Development buys expensive state land in north Phoenix.

  • A smart-growth bulldog

    In the city of Albuquerque, underdog candidate Eric Griego, a critic of sprawl, challenges incumbent Mayor Marty Chavez, a pro-growth booster

  • In Oregon, a lesson learned the hard way

    Oregon’s famed land-use laws take a stake to the heart, thanks to voter ire and planners' failure to explain the benefits of a system that has kept strip-malls and sprawl to a minimum

  • State judges get political

    In Western states where judges are elected, an increasing amount of special-interest group money is being spent on hotly contested state judge campaigns

  • Utah’s favorite sons battle for governor

    In Utah, Democrat Scott Matheson Jr. is duking it out with Republican Jon Huntsman Jr. for the governor’s seat

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