A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
High noon for GOP moderates
Gordon Smith is one of several green Republicans in danger of losing their seats today.
Chris Cannon gets curiouser and curiouser
Lame-duck Utah congressman attempts to prove that Bill Ayers wrote Obama's memoir.
Orrin Hatch to the rescue
Utah senator warns against "worst legislation in history" under Dems' control.
Repub rift deepens
McInnis says he could beat Udall (but more importantly ... )
Vote early, if not often
Now that my polling place is no longer across the street, early voting is a great way to avoid the long lines.
Why is “The Environment” not on the ballot?
There are few environmental initiatives on western ballots.
Is the Colorado Senate race over?
The national Republican party pulls its ads for Senate candidate Bob Schaffer.
Mormons for Marriage
A growing number of Mormons are fighting back against their church's anti-gay-marriage campaign.
The polls on Prop 8
Gay marriage in California hangs by a slender thread.
Unaccustomed attention
You know this is a strange year when your neighbors are being quoted in a New York Times story about the presidential election.
Drill here, drill now: the music video
Country singer Aaron Tippin gives us a piece of his mind.
Endangered species meltdown
Ignore climate change effects on listed species, says Bush administration.
GOP's Acorn fixation is downright nutty
Accusations of voter fraud in Nevada are getting overblown.
A guidebook we might use
We might need a new kind of outdoor guidebook if an outdoorsy drill-here drill-now U.S. Senate candidate gets his way.
Power to the people
Sevier County voters will decide the fate of a proposed coal-fired plant in November.
Why Western Wildfires are getting larger
The Forest Service says it's climate change, the timber industry says its lack of logging, others say it’s intentional.
What the election means for the Interior Department
A look at McCain and Obama's likely picks for Secretary of the Interior.
EPA reopens "National Libraries on the Environment"
Agency restores (some) access to vital scientific information.
How the federal election could impact public lands
Four more years of road deterioration? Or a concerted effort to address the problem?
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