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Forest wars echo through Idaho public land transfer debate

Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik is one of the most passionate voices for a state takeover of public lands. He can provide chapter and verse for the obscure legal argument that a Utah lawmaker developed with states-rights legal scholars showing

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Shutdown shows how much Americans love our public land

If there is one lesson from the 16-day federal shutdown it’s that Americans love their public land. People from both sides of the partisan divide were angry when the were cut off access to the places where they love to

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