Politics

What Trump’s Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country
What Trump’s Supreme Court pick holds for Indian Country
Neil Gorsuch’s background in Indian law and Western issues could be useful to tribal litigants.
Proper fire funding continues to elude Congress
Proper fire funding continues to elude Congress
Nearly everyone agrees it’s important. So what’s the hold-up?
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes
Trump’s decision to shrink Bears Ears reopens wounds that Obama sought to heal.
The Craig bill: Calm down, everybody
The furor over Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's national forest-reforming bill is really much ado about nothing in the rather tame 105th Congress.
Dick Randall, a fighter for the West
HCN honors the memory of Wyoming's Dick Randall, who went from killing coyotes for Animal Damage Control to being the strongest critic of that agency.
Money: the real political organizer
A survey of soft money focuses on Colorado billionaire Philip Anschutz and his generosity to the Republican party.
Beauty and the Beast
As the small, conservative towns bordering Utah's new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument begin to adapt to the monument they never wanted, a new vision for what gateway communities and preserved areas might be begins to slowly emerge.
Cut the fat out
"Green Scissors: Cutting Wasteful and Environmentally Harmful Spending and Subsidies" describes how to cut the budget and protect the environment at the same time.
A U.S. senator who shoots from the hip
A flap over the appearance of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., in Banana Republic clothing ads highlights the interesting character of a man who seems less interested in being a senator than in doing other things.
Montana Legislature 'swirlies' to the right
A slew of bills - some wacky - introduced in Montana's Republican-dominated legislature could weaken environmental protection and anti-discrimination laws.
Clinton's budget blows off a wilder West
Environmentalists urge President Clinton to budget more money for public lands and conservation in a difficult era of cutbacks and competing causes.
This year, Congress slunk into Washington
In stark contrast to the revolutionary zeal that opened the 104th Congress two years ago, the 105th Congress begins quietly.
An 84-year-old postal veteran
As in Red Lodge, Mont., residents of Livingston also fight to keep their post office downtown, calling it the "lynchpin" of the area.
Keeping the heart in the center of town
Residents of Red Lodge, Mont., fight to keep their post office downtown.
The way columnist Ellen Miller saw one '96 race in Colorado
Republican Wayne Allard beat Democrat Tom Strickland in Colorado because Westerners didn't like Clinton's "land grab" in Utah, columnist says.
Don't expect problem solving in 1997-1998
The next Congress will probably not solve any Western environmental problems.
The Republicans now own the West
A state-by-state review of the national elections reveals a West given over to Republicans.
The West is just another ethnic voting bloc
Westerners vote like everybody else, with just a slight Western twang.
If politics is a baseball game, I don't even own a bat
Post election musings by a Western Democrat consider why Republicans won so easily and what new strategies environmentalists need to learn.
... comes after two years of arrested development
The 104th Congress was a roller-coaster ride for environmentalists, as shown by a recap of some the Legislature's highlights.
Congress' 11th-hour moment of maturity...
After an extended display of childishness, the 104th Congress ends by acting more like grown-ups.
She works to save the past
Longtime HCN reader Ann Phillips is an educational consultant turned archaeologist.
Should city slickers dictate to trappers?
A columnist says that ballot initiatives designed the way they are in Colorado allow urban areas to dictate to rural areas on sensitive issues like hunting.