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Trib: Raul, Mike Earn Jeers

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune Jeers to Congressmen Kathy McMorris-Rodgers, Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson, who "were among 222 members of Congress who last month voted to undermine the Antiquities Act of 1906. With this tool, presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to George W. Bush have preserved the best of America - such as the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton National Park and Idaho's Craters of the Moon. Ultimately, it may prove the salvation of Idaho's Boulder-White Clouds mountain range. Despite Simpson's commendable effort to rally an Idaho coalition around an Idaho plan to carve out a wilderness area, he's been stymied by members of his own party -- most notably Sen. Risch, who had a John Kerry moment when he withdrew his support. More here.

Question: Do you think the Boulder-White Clouds area should be protected?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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