Politics

California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
Trump’s Interior Department has announced the bear will no longer receive endangered species protection.
A job for a feminist
Tara O'Toole is confirmed as assistant secretary for environment, health and safety after being blackballed by Sen. Malcolm Wallop as a radical.
'Seldom Seen Smith' mourns a lost canyon and dead foes
Ken Sleight, an old guard environmentalist and the man behind Edward Abbey's Monkey Wrench Gang character, is profiled by Vaughn Roche.
Oregon legislative session is a wash
Several land-use bills cause division and compromise among wise-use and environmental groups in Oregon's state legislature.
Moving up at the BLM
Jim Baca appoints an African American woman, Denise Meridith, as his second-in-command at the BLM.
Babbit is no Stegner or Abbey
An essay on whether or not Babbitt is helping the environment at the Interior Department.
The toner connection
Arizona Senator DeConcini is accused of doing favors for a recycled toner business.
More questions for Packwood
The Oregon Bar Association considers sanctions over harrassment charges against Packwood.
Can Dan Beard reclaim Reclamation?
A profile of Dan Beard, head of Bureau of Reclamation, shows his role within the Department of the Interior.
Supervisors ask: Was it coincidence or treachery?
Two Montana National Forest supervisors quit to protest reassignment.
More Clinton appointees are confirmed
Clinton appoints officials to the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, NPS, US Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Can Hazel O'Leary reinvent the Energy Department
Department head Hazel O'Leary takes steps to revitalize the Department Of Energy.
Texas congressman stirs up New Mexico
Texas congressman Mike Andrews proposes a national park linking the Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns national parks.
Indians lose an ally
Native Americans say they'll miss South Dakota Governor George Mickelson.
Jim Richards looked under all the rocks
A profile praises the work of former Interior Department watchdog Jim Richards.
Montana is made safe for polluters
The Montana Legislature weakened environmental controls with a flurry of bills this year.
Three more at Interior
Clinton nominates Brooks B. Yeager, Thomas B. Williams and Kevin J. Sweeney to the Interior Department.
A tribute to the man who imagined the West we now seek to build
A writer reflects on the life and death of Wallace Stegner.
An unconventional appointment
Clinton nominates Daniel Beard as the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation.
Clinton flinches under Western pressure
Higher grazing, logging and mining fees are dropped from the budget.
In NM: Mining reform wins; takings bill loses
A bill passed by the state legislature promises mining reform in New Mexico.