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Old Guard refused to deal with sprawl in a beautiful place-

A clear mandate. By Ben Cannon. Planet Jackson Hole.

Don’t confuse Teton County, Idaho with Teton County, WY (opposite sides of the Tetons)

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Since we’ve been talking about Schweitzer and his setbacks in the legislature-

Schweitzer: Don’t Read Too Much Into GOP Legislative Victories.  By Robert Struckman. New West.

Democrats swept the elective state offices, but the Republicans have now claimed both chambers of the Montana legislature.

Democrats won governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor […]

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Lummis Beats Trauner for Wyoming Congressional Seat
By Charles Pelkey and Reese Jenniges, WyoFile.com

Democrats had their best shot in 30 years at winning Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat, but Dick Cheney showed up and helped Cynthia Lummis hold the seat for the GOP (the seat was once Cheney’s) as unpopular Republican […]

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This is the big question in the interior West-

So, naturally it doesn’t get covered on TV or the debates.

Barkers blog. Who is the West’s next federal landlord? Idaho Statesman.

I guess I’m not an “independent observer,” but Secretary Kempthorne did a good job as Secretary of Interior only in comparison with that […]

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Representative Sali says no human caused climate change-

Democrat Walt Minnick is challenging one-term Republican U.S. Representative in Idaho’s first congressional district. Polls show the race to be close.

Rocky Barker has a report this morning on a clear difference (there are many differences, but this applies to the topics commonly discussed on this forum).

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey