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Nov 4 2020 | Stanford News | Center News
Whoever wins the U.S. 2020 election will need to find ways to govern over a persisting political divide and get back to the art of politics, say Stanford scholars Bruce Cain and Hakeem Jefferson.
Nov 2 2020 | ... & the West Blog
Most local authorities, private experts and activists agree that since 1994, when the EPA started to address the issue, cleanup efforts for hundreds of uranium mining sites have been slow.
Six Midpeninsula cities collaborate with Stanford on policing research to inform local policy decisions.
Lane Center student researchers launch podcast on Native American health and coronavirus
As drought and invasive weds spread, western landscapes change; Arizona regulators want carbon-free energy by 2050; a battery recycling company, abandons its toxic waste site in California; lentils, dried beans and other pulse crops are increasingly in demand; and other environmental reads from around the region.
The Western Literature Association has awarded Surabhi Balachander, '17, the J. Golden Taylor Award for her essay on poet Juan Felipe Herrera
Bill Lane Center partnership with CivicPulse yields new report on patterns of local protest against coronavirus restrictions across the United States

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