Politics

Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Senate opens a path to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
However, several more steps would have to happen for drilling to be authorized.
Canadian First Nations call for eviction of fish farms
Canadian First Nations call for eviction of fish farms
British Columbia protests are rooted in a deeper conversation on Indigenous rights.
West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas
West Obsessed: The Bundy trial looms in Las Vegas
Editor Tay Wiles unpacks how the legal dispute embodies this political moment.
Utah: A liberal wilderness lover may prevail
Liberal Democrat Ross Anderson may prevail against millionaire Republican and frequent political candidate Merrill Cook in Utah.
Colorado: Environment wielded like a hammer in tight Senate race
Democrat Ted Strickland and Republican Wayne Allard trade environmental jabs and punches in a tight Senate race in Colorado.
Colorado's status quo holds firm
Colorado's other congressional races are almost over, most analysts say.
Greens prune their message to win the West's voters
Environmentalists join with political consultants to try to find a way to woo fickle Western voters.
How the New West will vote is anyone's guess
Variable voting patterns on the West make it difficult to predict who will win on election day.
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.
It's the grizzlies and the birds, stupid
President Clinton may lack the poetry to articulate the irrational, aesthetic love for nature that truly lies behind environmentalism.
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.
Politics in cyberspace
Brad Udall creates an on-line political action committee, the New West Network, to help elect environmentalists to Congress.
Doomed park bill just a tool of politicos
The strange history of a controversial parks bill demonstrates that Washington politics often have little to do with actual legislation.
A green Republican makes a run
Environmentalist Robin Silver of Phoenix makes a bid for the Republican slot for Arizona's 4th Congressional District.
'Takings': Lobbyists love it, the public doesn't
Despite opposition and apathy from the public, "takings" legislation continues to appear in Congress.
This was the revolution that wasn't
The so-called Republican Revolution in Congress stalls because Americans don't really believe in revolutions, despite the hype.
Santa Fe mayor's friends now foes
Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo elected in 1994 on a tide of populist optimism, loses support amid charges of nepotism and betrayal.
GOP moves to rein in its rebels
A GOP memo to this year's Republican candidates urges them to start looking green.
Colorado Democrats ponder electability vs. purity
Despite his support of the controversial Animas-La Plata water project, Colorado environmentalists seem to prefer Tom Strickland to his arguably greener opponent Gene Nichol for the Democratic candidate for Senate.
The Northwest gets theatrical
Recent scandals and bizarre antics by a few Northwestern Republicans may open a loophole for Democratic challengers in the coming election.
A cautionary tale in Washington state
The Washington state Republicans swept into office in the 1994 election begin to feel an environmental backlash from their state as the next election nears.