Election2016

As citizen-led ballot initiatives soar, so have efforts to block them
As citizen-led ballot initiatives soar, so have efforts to block them
In Idaho, a struggle over Medicaid expansion exposes the limits of forcing change via ballot measure.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
West Obsessed: Where climate adaptation is happening
West Obsessed: Where climate adaptation is happening
The president may think climate change is a hoax, but communities across the West are facing reality.
Meet Utah’s first transgender candidate for US Senate
Meet Utah’s first transgender candidate for US Senate
Democratic candidate Misty Snow is progressive, transgender and, she says, increasingly representative of Utah.
 How will Trump act on conservation and public lands?
How will Trump act on conservation and public lands?
Presidential campaigns offer a sneak peek into natural resource policies.
Trump’s contradictory promise: Bring back coal and boost natural gas
Trump’s contradictory promise: Bring back coal and boost natural gas
Experts say low natural gas prices are the biggest cause of coal’s downturn.
Note to politicians: Don’t mess with fishing access in Montana
Note to politicians: Don’t mess with fishing access in Montana
A candidate for governor is drawing heat over revelations that he sued to close river access on the Gallatin River.
Soundtable: The West and the White House
Soundtable: The West and the White House
Experts discuss this year’s presidential race and what Western issues are coming to the fore.
No, Ted Cruz, Westerners should not follow in Texas’ footsteps
No, Ted Cruz, Westerners should not follow in Texas’ footsteps
The state’s public lands boondoggle was a historical accident.
The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West
The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West
Latinos make up 21 percent of the region’s electorate, and election-day turn-out is on the rise.
How Nevada became the first Western caucus (and why it matters)
How Nevada became the first Western caucus (and why it matters)
The early caucus drew attention to Western issues. In November, the state will play an even bigger role.
The Colorado caucus system works — sort of
The Colorado caucus system works — sort of
The minuteae of the political process matter and are sometimes based on outdated systems.
Clean Power Plan stay spurs enviros into action
Clean Power Plan stay spurs enviros into action
The unexpected stay, plus attempts to block Obama from appointing a Supreme Court justice, energized greens.
Presidential candidates vie for the Western vote
Presidential candidates vie for the Western vote
The Nevada caucus brought Western issues into the fray this political season.
Rubio rises in the West
Rubio rises in the West
Western endorsements have the Florida senator and GOP presidential hopeful surging.
Hillary Clinton woos coal communities
Hillary Clinton woos coal communities
Coal companies say government programs won’t replace their high-paying jobs.
The Freedom Caucus and the West
The Freedom Caucus and the West
The new Tea Party-friendly movement is small but already has had a big impact on Western issues.
Jeb Bush outlines plans to limit federal control of Western lands
Jeb Bush outlines plans to limit federal control of Western lands
The presidential hopeful would move Interior Department from Washington to the West.
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