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  • As goes Nevada, so goes the nation?

    As goes Nevada, so goes the nation?

    As Nevada sinks deeper into decline, party politics give way to pragmatism.

  • Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater

    Farmers agree to tax those who deplete groundwater

    Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.

  • Heard around the West

    Remembering Hunter S. Thompson; out-of-doors Internet; Brian Schweitzer takes on D.C.; more realtors than realty in Vail, Colo.; Top 10 things about being a small-town teen; and Koko the talking ape gets nasty

  • Nevada, face down and flailing

    Nevada, face down and flailing

    Nevada is so broke that ideology has to bend: Taxes have become inevitable.

  • On the ballot: Will Californians vote to build an off-ramp from the oil highway?

    California’s Proposition 87 would tax oil produced in the state to raise money for the development of alternative fuels

  • Saving open land — a taxing problem

    In Missoula, Mont., and other Western communities, activists search for the winning formula to pass new open-space bonds in November

  • The decline of logging is now killing

    Now that logging no longer provides enough money to support Oregon’s libraries, Pepper Trail says it’s up to citizens to decide to keep their state’s bookshelves filled and accessible.

  • Without big government, where would we be?

    Without big government, where would we be?

    It's easy to get nostalgic about American life 100 years ago -- unless you think about what life was like back then, especially for women.

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