Stories tagged: federal lands
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas
The Trump administration this spring ordered a review 27 national monuments declared by former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama under the 1906 Antiquities Act.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Washington joins another suit against Trump administration, challenges coal leasing order
Washington sues Trump Administration over coal mining on federal lands.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Ammon Bundy, leader of refuge standoff, returns to Oregon
Ammon Bundy, the leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge takeover, is back in Oregon. Bundy was transferred from custody in Las Vegas, where he’s been held on charges from …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
3 Oregon refuge defendants plead guilty to trespassing
Three of the final seven defendants charged in the Ammon Bundy-led takeover of a national wildlife refuge last year took plea deals Monday instead of heading to trial next week.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Transferring federal land: an old idea that still offends the masses
Having a beef with the federal government is as old as the USA. So is the associated idealism and greed that’s helping fuel the current campaigns to transfer federal public …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Reverse Obama’s ammunition ban on federal lands
Issued under cover of darkness by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, Director’s Order 219 places an immediate ban on the use of traditional ammunition in national parks, …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
In brief: Congress eases way to transfer federal lands
The 115th Congress began work on Tuesday and wasted no time approving a measure to facilitate transfers of some federal public lands and waters to state, local and private interests.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
James Greiff: Zinke defies GOP on federal lands
Ryan Zinke grew up hunting and fishing in Montana and sees the value in making sure that what’s public stays public.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Oregon standoff members’ beliefs also in mainstream politics
While the six-week armed takeover of a federal wildlife facility this year may have been conducted by a fringe group, the underlying push for states and counties to control land …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
GOP platform calls for transferring federal lands
Drafters of the national 2016 Republican platform voted this week in Cleveland by a narrow margin to support a sell-off of federal lands and stepped-up logging in national forests.
Wed., March 23, 2016
Editorial: Editorial: Idaho invites legal beatings
If lawmakers have issues with the state constitution, they need to amend it.
Thu., March 3, 2016
Editorial: Editorial Roundup: Carbon pricing becomes scrambled
The Legislature should put an alternative to I-732 on the ballot to fix an inadvertent flaw.
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Protester slain in Oregon called hero at Olympia rally
Federal land-use protester Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was lionized Saturday as a dedicated patriot and fallen hero while government officials were denounced as parasites and predators at a rally on the …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015
Joseph R. Mason: Open federal lands to energy development
Removing restrictions would boost GDP, increase jobs and revenues.
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
In brief: Outdoor advocates rally against land proposals
Sportsmen’s groups and outdoors business owners have scheduled rallies at the Idaho and Montana capitols to protest efforts by some state lawmakers to take control of federal public lands. The …
Wed., May 14, 2014
Butch Otter, Russ Fulcher fight for GOP vote in Idaho’s governor’s race
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has built a long political career on disdain for the federal government, stirring talk of freedom and encouraging Idahoans to be the “architects of …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013, 4:54 a.m.
2013: Year reviewed from outdoors perspective
A record-smashing run of fall chinook salmon to the Columbia River helped balance the mood for 2013 with the pall of gridlock that stretched into the outdoors from the halls …
Sun., Nov. 3, 2013
Eye on Boise: Tribes introduce treaty rights as factor in federal land debate
BOISE – A new wrinkle was added last week to the debate over Idaho lawmakers’ attempts to take over federal public land in the state. Representatives of Idaho Indian tribes …
Wed., April 14, 2010, 3:18 p.m.
GOP: Border Patrol should control federal lands
A group of House Republicans say Border Patrol agents should be granted direct control over U.S. borders, even on federal lands managed by other agencies.