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Detailed study of tire residue shows it is lethal to salmon; a call to the new administration to restore the Bears’ Ears National Monument to its full size; in the wake of extensive fires, Colorado goes on a logging binge; more than 230,000 California homeowners have lost home insurance as fire damage continues to get worse, and other environmental and health news from the West.
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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