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  • Compare the candidates

    Democrat Walt Minnick and incumbent Republican Sen. Larry Craig fall into clear party lines in their views on many issues.

  • Craig: Betting on Idaho's enduring conservatism

    Incumbent Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig has a strong conservative and industrial backing.

  • Can this man break the right's grip on Idaho?

    In Idaho, Democrat Walt Minnick, a multimillionaire, former timber executive and environmentalist, mounts a quixotic campaign against Republican Sen. Larry Craig for Senate seat.

  • Heard around the West

    Bikers invade Steamboat Springs, Vail Ski Area expansion, unusual parade in Casper, Wyo., Forest Service bills campers for fire in N.M., stupid tourist remarks, Gov. Gary Johnson thinks there are wolves in N.M., fun things to do at Western Planners Conf.

  • Forests worth fighting for

    A state-by-state look at some of the West's most controversial timber sales describes what activists are doing to fight them.

  • Big trees in Oregon continue to topple

    Though forest activists have stopped some Oregon timber sales, elsewhere in the state the old growth continues to fall.

  • Earth First! The Next Generation

    The radical environmental group Earth First! feels some growing pains as a new and younger generation begins to replace the original activists.

  • The activist

    Sarah Seeds, in her own words, describes her conversion from political businesswoman to committed full-time activist.

  • The innkeeper

    Jean Lycan, a restaurant-motel owner in Dixie, Idaho, in her own words, describes the community's resentment of the protesters.

  • The pole-sitter

    Scott Ward, a former seasonal Forest Service worker turned protestor, in his own words, describes his conversion.

  • Cove-Mallard: "I'm just trying to right what I feel is wrong'

    A reporter visits the Earth First! encampment near Dixie, Idaho, where protesters have been practicing civil disobedience for five years in an attempt to save the old growth of the controversial Cove-Mallard timber sales.

  • When the crackdown came

    After almost a year of ignoring the protesters camped at Oregon's Warner Creek, the Forest Service moves in to make arrests on Aug. 16, 1996.

  • What a difference a year makes

    A chronology of the one-year history of the salvage logging rider shows how swiftly activists organized to fight it, raising opposition that extended to the White House.

  • Last line of defense: Civil disobedience and protest slow down "lawless logging'

    The controversial salvage logging rider, signed by President Clinton a year ago, has been harassed throughout its short life by loud and growing protest - including civil disobedience.

  • Where the wolves are

    The wolves reintroduced in Idaho are thriving, and may reach the recovery goal of 10 breeding pairs before the wolves in Yellowstone.

  • Recreation fee startles locals

    The Forest Service wants to charge an entrance fee for the popular Mount Lemmon recreation area just outside Tucson, Ariz.

  • The Republicans weren't dull by a long shot

    At the Republican National Convention, the party completes its transformation from what it originally was - the nationalist party - into what the Democrats originally were - the party of states' rights.

  • A "bizarre" alliance fights logging

    An uneasy alliance of local Hispanics and out-of-town environmentalists protests logging on the embattled Taylor Ranch near San Luis, Colo.

  • Waste creeps toward Yucca Mountain

    A Senate bill that passed in July clears the way for shipping nuclear waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain as early as 1998.

  • Devils Tower may get a second name

    Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.

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