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  • Montana Native: Who Cares?

    A transplant to Montana is piqued by the fuss made over who is a newcomer and who is a native in the West.

  • Managing American's Public Lands

    The 18th annual public lands law conference in Missoula, Mont., Oct. 24-25, is called "Managing America's Public Lands: Proposals For the Future."

  • Congratulations

    The Western Colorado Congress gives out "Not-So-Smart Growth" awards.

  • Who you gonna call?

    The Mineral Policy Center publishes "The Green Mining Guide: Mining Experts You Can Call."

  • Helping hands

    The Older American Program encourages retirees to help out at national forests and parks.

  • Bring back the natives

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces winners at its "Bring Back the Natives" campaign to restore riparian areas and native fish.

  • Heard around the West

    Rebuilt hwy floods Murray, Idaho; canned salmon endangered by consumers; faithful rats; dark side of Grand Junction, Colo.; wolves harass skiers in Washington; Rep. Charles Taylor loses wager on logging; religiously segregated Colorado cemetery.

  • Custom and culture's worst enemy speaks

    Economist Thomas Michael Power says wise-use supporters are worshiping at the rear-view mirror and need to accept the fact that the West is changing.

  • The body politic may edge to the left

    The under-rated issue of voter turnout may be the key to a shift in Washington politics.

  • Public-lands issues loom large in November

    The fate of school-trust lands and other public-land issues divide Democrat Kathy Karpan and Republican Mike Enzi in the race for retiring Sen. Alan Simpson's seat.

  • Indian gamblers target green lawmakers

    In New Mexico, Native American gambling interests fight a battle against environmentalist candidates.

  • A green state could return to its roots

    Democrats hope to make progress in Oregon at both state and national levels.

  • Moderates may gain in most conservative state

    Environmental concerns may help moderates regain ground in Idaho.

  • Brown air could lead to greener state politics

    Republicans seem to be solidly entrenched in Arizona, but some environmentalists see a possible shift in the direction of moderation.

  • Nevada: Who hates nuclear waste most?

    In Nevada, a tight race for Congress has Republican John Ensign and Democrat Bob Coffin arguing over which of them hates the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository the most.

  • Arizona: Harvesting a bumper crop of bombast

    In Arizona, a state with a history of eccentric and sometimes impeached politicians, Democrat Steve Owens challenges colorful Republican congressman J.D. Hayworth.

  • Washington: Greens storm the suburbs

    In Washington, environmentalists defeated in the 1992 election scramble to mobilize the suburbs and win back the state's voters.

  • Skunked Democrats hope to turn the tide

    In Washington, Democrats hope to win back the state Legislature that went to Republicans two years ago.

  • Montana: For veteran Baucus, it seems to be in the bag

    In Montana, Democratic incumbent Max Baucus forges ahead of Republican challenger Dennis Rehberg in the race for the Senate.

  • California: A 28-year-old talks the talk to green voters

    In California, Michela Alioto, granddaughter of former San Francisco mayor Joseph Alioto, offers a green-sounding alternative to Republican incumbent Frank Riggs.

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