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Jan 17 2017 | Politico
California's expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency are in the cellar, with little more than a third of voters believing it will be a success, a new Golden State Poll shows. The poll was sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Bill Lane Center for the American West.
Through a newly launched blog at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, former New York Times environmental correspondent Felicity Barringer explores people’s connections to western water, landscapes and other resources.
Dec 21 2016 | ... & the West Blog
This is the first of a series of occasional posts looking at at how the West would have changed if a major historical event had – or had not – occurred. Here, we look at the implications of a different Supreme Court decision in the 1963 Arizona v. California case.
Dec 20 2016 | Center News
The past year was a fruitful and busy one at the Center for the American West. Our core team has been hard at work in 2016 and are eagerly preparing for 2017.
The political sea change set on Election Day brought urgency and greater weight to two issues discussed at the sixth State of the West Symposium: Immigration and health care.
Dec 7 2016 | ... & the West Blog
The fishing rights promised to the Pacific Northwest’s Native Americans 160 years ago are proving the sharpest knife the region's environmentalists possess. So far in 2016, these rights have undergirded decisions to block two planned terminals to ship coal to Asia. Another decision could cost Washington state a billion dollars in highway repairs aimed at protecting salmon.
A team at Stanford created an interactive website to shed light on the money the federal government has paid to counties and states in the American West over time in turn for controlling parts of their lands.

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