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Center News and Notes

In this newsletter, we reflect back on the summer of 2023 and look ahead to some wonderful events we'll be hosting in the fall. As always, the Bill Lane Center strives to keep a finger on the pulse of western governance and policy issues, while…
As a center with a dedicated Rural West Initiative, we spend a good deal of time focused on questions related to rurality. That's why we were thrilled to send Isaac Nehring '26, our newest student ambassador, to the Radically Rural Conference in…
  • Research Notes
A three-state survey conducted by the Bill Lane Center and other academic institutions explores citizens' attitudes and political affiliations in three key Western states. The findings indicate no dramatic differences among citizens of the same…
  • Happenings
  • Research Notes
In many drought-stricken regions, water security is threatened by shifting climate and demographic conditions. In research funded by the Woods Institute for the Environment, Center Director Bruce Cain and colleagues will develop a new approach to…
Stanford research reveals the rapidly growing influence of wildfire smoke on air quality trends across most of the United States. Wildfire smoke in recent years has slowed or reversed progress toward cleaner air in 35 states, erasing a quarter of…