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New West Roundup for April 24, 2017

Today in New West news: making Native America a destination, Trump to order review of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase, expert discusses coal’s decline at University of Wyoming, and the Front Range’s hot, hot tech scene.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 4, 2017

Today in New West news: bill introduced to change definition of consent in Montana rape laws, Native American site agency enters Snake River dam debate, and Longmont tech company severs $48M Hong Kong deal.

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New West Daily Roundup for July 6, 2016

Today in New West news: Chinese tourism in eastern Idaho, cutthroat trout restoration in northern Montana, Boulder–based 10-4 raises $13.9M, and an update on GlobeImmune.

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New West Daily Roundup for May 19, 2016

Today in New West news: verbal showdown over coal in Casper, Durango City Council approves Animas River Alert and Notification Plan, and an update on the Gianforte donation to MSU.

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New West Daily Roundup for Apr. 8, 2016

Today in New West news: Wyoming companies listed in Panama Papers, an update on the proposed California port for Utah fuel, and EPA proposes Superfund listing over Gold King Mine spill.

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New West Daily Roundup for Mar. 17, 2016

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Today in New West news: Peabody Energy lurches closer toward bankruptcy, Judith Scott retrospective on display in Aspen, and Utah Business honors best state CEOs in annual banquet.

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New West Daily Roundup for Jan. 12, 2016

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Today in New West news: Arch Coal files for bankruptcy, Bozeman climber Conrad Anker waits with bated breath for Oscar news, and Denver’s proposal to shelter homeless in the city.

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Wal-Mart: Keeping China In Business

Living in progressive, liberal Missoula, I’m aware that Wal-Mart represents all that’s bad about the whole “big box” store. Their city-block-sized retail centers are stuffed to the gills with shoddy, brightly-colored crapola made almost exclusively in China, by poor oppressed victims of Communism and economic tyranny. When I hold up a rayon Hawaiian shirt for inspection (price rollback! Was $7.94!), I can almost hear a large factory room full of doo-rag wearing Chinese women, chattering away while they sew buttons on shirts, as Martina McBride music plays on a cheap radio. But, being an American consumer, I wipe all that from my conscience as I toss the shirt on the growing pile of stuff I don’t need in my shopping cart. Those women seemed to be doing alright, really. And the place was air-conditioned. I have friends who wouldn’t be caught dead within a half mile of Wal-Mart. They diligently patronize stores that advertise free trade goods, American made clothing, organic foods, trying to be all sustainable and shit. I swear to god, I am so sick of hearing that word in conjunction with environmental consumerism. You know what needs to be sustainable? An erection.

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China’s Newest Export To The NW Is Dirty Air

Can we agree that smoggy air is really counter to the whole idea of living in the Northwest? That haze doesn’t belong in the Columbia Gorge? Turns out, a growing cause of the haze that’s increasingly obvious here, is the slew of poison spewed into the air by China. Let me for the record say — that’s a bad thing. Clean air, good; polluted air, bad. I don’t how you vote or what whack-job political commentators you listen to — I don’t care — but my 3-year-old daughter shouldn’t have to breathe China’s dirty air in her Columbia Gorge backyard. Or any dirty air, for that matter...

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What Al Gore Hasn’t Told You About Global Warming

Is there any hope of really addressing climate change or is the environmental movement merely sounding a deafening alarm as Rome continues to burn? In the following review of George Monbiot's new book, Heat: How To Stop The Planet From Burning, posted first at AlterNet, David Morris lays out the author's blunt assessment of the challenges facing civilization. The title of the piece is What Al Gore Hasn't Told You About Global Warming. The most difficult hurdle is modifying current human lifestyles necessary to gain any ground in slowing the amount of carbon dioxide pouring into the atmosphere. It's the big white elephant in the room. Will humans voluntarily limit their creature comforts or will it require a government program similar to the one imposed by FDR on Americans during World War II? Will Gore speak to this point when he delivers a keynote address at Boise State University later this month or will he dodge the issue?

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