Newsitos for 3/23/09


Who's the most reasonable Republican in the Interior West? The latest evidence is here and here.

Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, is this unique: He has "a Nobel Prize, a YouTube following (for his lectures on climate change) and an unofficial theme song (Dr. Wu by Steely Dan.)"

For a glance at the nuclear waste crisis, here's a map of the storage sites and a good summation.

And note: California has at least one wolverine.

About Ray

Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.