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Jewell joins Idaho Republicans and Oregon Democrats in support of wildfire funding fix

Democratic Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch returned Monday to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, where last August they called for reforming fire funding. This time they brought Interior Secretary Sally Jewell,

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Interior’s Jewell visits the West as sage grouse crunch time approaches

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was in Colorado Tuesday to tout private conservation efforts as her agency and the states come down to the wire in developing plans to prevent the listing of sage grouse as a threatened species. Jewel and

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Idaho’s Labrador: When wildland fires flare, ‘watch your wallet’

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is misrepresenting the impact of spending cuts on resources for summer firefighting and warns that the Obama administration may use fire to play a “political blame game.” While visiting

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