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Dec 9 2020 | Center News
The Bill Lane Center for the American West is now accepting applications for a Program Manager and Finance and Administrative Associate.
Dec 3 2020 | ... & the West Blog
To keep the virus under control and health-care resources within capacity, counties and towns rely on trust and try to cajole residents to comply with mandates, rather than punish them for flouting rules.
Dec 2 2020 | Stanford News | Center News
A Stanford public sector internship program has been renamed in honor of former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz
The off-again, on-again effort to approve Alaska’s Pebble Mine is off again; the damage car tires do to urban waterways; the lure of lithium under the Salton Sea; a multi-pronged Native plan to fight climate change; and other recent environmental news from the West.
A Pension Tracker tool newly housed at the Bill Lane Center offers data on public sector debt for pension liabilities with a focus on California
Nov 10 2020 | ... & the West Blog
What has been done and what still needs to be done to untangle physical, financial and political barriers blocking fair access to clean drinking water in California?

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The Interior Department drops Trump proposal to deregulate oil and gas drilling in the Arctic; Gov. Mark Gordon signs law creating funds to sue states that block Wyoming coal; high demand for lithium in California’s Imperial Valley; Southwestern tribes face water insecurity; an ASU law professor grants her backyard wildlife property rights; census data reveals how the West has changed; and more recent news from the West.
May 6 2021 | ... & the West Blog
The Navajo Nation has the most capacity, but its troubled energy history and culture of livestock grazing make solar development fraught.
May 3 2021 | Out West student blog
Julia Leal starts her summer as an intern for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.