We still have copies of the recent issue of High Country News, the delisting of the Gray Wolf. KUOW covered it just this week.
Idaho is very worried about wolves, reports Betsy Marston.
Or you can check out the newest issue. Along with the main article on Las Vegas flight tours over the Grand Canyon there is a low key article on the important topic of news reporting. With all the world of blogging and the folding and diminishing of the metropolitan newspapers, fewer reporters are in DC keeping an eye on western issues.
The bulk of federal land is in the west, and in some states, more than half the state is federal land. Here in King county we are so urban that we don't pay much attention to the public lands, but just step a little outside of the urban corridor, and you quickly run into the contentious politics of private vs public land. Just go a little north, and check out the state trust lands on the way to Bellingham.