Politics

Hunters and anglers organize against land transfers
Hunters and anglers organize against land transfers
Sixty-nine percent of hunters in the 11 Western states rely on public lands for the sport.
Rural counties dealing with loss of fed dollars
Rural counties dealing with loss of fed dollars
Faced with federal subsidy cuts, counties are chopping services and clamoring for logging money
Should nature have standing to sue?
Should nature have standing to sue?
Even today, the natural world needs a co-plaintiff: us.
Think of pollution as trespassing
Think of pollution as trespassing
Why take the ‘harms’ approach? Try this instead.
Reading Murkowski’s tea leaves
Reading Murkowski’s tea leaves
As chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the senator from Alaska holds much sway over Western issues
2015 green regulations kick in
2015 green regulations kick in
Better fracking reporting, roomier chicken cages, food waste charges and more
New law protects Alaska Native women
New law protects Alaska Native women
The ability to prosecute domestic violence may be the first step toward creating Indian Country in Alaska.
A question of fluency on the Navajo Nation
A question of fluency on the Navajo Nation
A cultural debate leaves the presidency in limbo.
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
The great salmon compromise
The great salmon compromise
The Columbia Basin Fish Accords have funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration projects, but can they replace free-flowing rivers?
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
Should the president of the Navajo Nation speak Navajo?
Should the president of the Navajo Nation speak Navajo?
A play-by-play of an election that poses big questions about fluency.