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A couple embrace Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, while touring an area devastated by the Almeda Fire in Phoenix, Ore. John Locher/AP

‘Nothing Looks Good.’ Across The West, Firefighters Prepare For A Potentially Bad Fire Season

Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels, ready to ignite from a careless camper or a lightning strike. More people are building in areas bordering wildlands, expanding the so-called wildland-urban interface, an area where wildfires impact people the most. Invasive, highly flammable vegetation is spreading uncontrolled across the West. Continue Reading ‘Nothing Looks Good.’ Across The West, Firefighters Prepare For A Potentially Bad Fire Season

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An artist’s rendition of the NuScale nuclear power project planned for construction in Idaho. Courtesy of NuScale Power

More Nuclear Energy Could Be Coming To Central Washington, As Grant County Explores Small-Scale

Washington’s Grant County is exploring nuclear generation in an effort to generate more carbon-free electricity. The county’s Public Utility District recently signed a deal with Oregon-based NuScale Power to figure out if a partnership might work. Continue Reading More Nuclear Energy Could Be Coming To Central Washington, As Grant County Explores Small-Scale

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File photo. Idaho Gov. Brad Little puts on a face mask before a public meeting earlier this year. So far he has resisted calls for a statewide mandate. On Sunday, Nov. 8, the governor of Utah, Idaho's southern neighbor, imposed a mask mandate. CREDIT: Idaho Education News

Idaho Governor Overturns Mask Ban From His Own Lt. Governor, Calls It ‘Self-Serving Political Stunt’

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday issued an executive order repealing a mask mandate prohibition put in place while he was out of the state by the lieutenant governor, describing her actions as a tyrannical abuse of power and an “irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.” Continue Reading Idaho Governor Overturns Mask Ban From His Own Lt. Governor, Calls It ‘Self-Serving Political Stunt’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks with reporters last week. Win McNamee/Getty Images

GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Chastises Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Holocaust Remarks

Nearly four months after condemning Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comments on antisemitic conspiracy theories, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is once again rejecting the Georgia Republican’s rhetoric — this time over her equating of COVID-19 safety measures with the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust. Continue Reading GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy Chastises Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Holocaust Remarks

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