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UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump’s cabinet into a lucrative private career. He’s landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a …


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers plays both sides too much, even for the president

When Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers arrived at Trump Tower in December 2016 for an interview with the president, the envelope full of media clippings ‘detailing various times McMorris Rodgers had …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

With Zinke out, former lobbyist becomes acting secretary at Interior

As Ryan Zinke left his post heading the Interior Department on Wednesday, the agency’s No. 2 official, David Bernhardt, joined President Donald Trump at a meeting of Cabinet officials.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration; Idaho Rep. Labrador heads to White House to discuss post, aide says

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said …


Interior secretary: ‘Opposition’ to offshore drill plan

PLAINSBORO, N.J. – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledges there is “a lot of opposition” to President Donald Trump’s plan to open most of the nation’s coastline to oil and gas …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn’t final

The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Interior won’t change Montana monument designation

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he will not recommend changes to Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument as he continues to review national monuments for possible elimination or …


Glacier loosens boating restrictions under Zinke directive

Glacier National Park officials, under pressure from U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, loosened boating restrictions enacted when invasive mussels were found in a Montana reservoir about 100 miles from the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:27 p.m.

Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development on public land

Removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday in hinting at long-term changes in store …


UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

U.S. interior secretary Zinke starts Utah red rocks monuments review

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke started a four-day Utah trip Sunday to assess whether 3.2 million acres of national monuments in the state’s southern red rock region should be scaled …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 8:56 p.m.

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are …


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: I was never offered the Interior job

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers never got a call from the Trump team saying she was likely to be nominated as interior secretary, and never got a call saying someone else …


Trump picks Montana Rep. Zinke for interior post

President-elect Donald Trump has officially chosen Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as his interior secretary.


Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke may edge out Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Raul Labrador as Trump’s pick for Interior secretary

Montana congressman, not Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, may be next Interior secretary


Election surprises aren’t over yet

Last May, the 5th Congressional District race featured the incumbent Republican, Democrat Joe Pakootas, Independent Dave Wilson and Republican Tom Horne. Now, none of them may be our representative.


McMorris Rodgers expected to be Trump’s pick for Interior secretary; local politicians say they’ll run for seat

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is expected to be named interior secretary by President-elect Donald Trump,


Interior Secretary Sally Jewell supports Oregon dam removal

The U.S. Secretary of Interior supports the removal of four hydroelectric dams on Oregon’s Klamath River.