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As the Bundys and their merry band of fascists descend on the Klamath River to try and start another war with federal officials there, the reality is that the Klamath River’s water supplies, like the Colorado and Rio Grande and every other major river system in the American West, are far overpromised. This stuff was […]

Droughtastic

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On May 30, 2021

The West right now is just…ugh. Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the Western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring. The snowpack is at less than half of norma

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The Klamath

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On May 2, 2021
The Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California has long been one of the most controversial waterways in America. It’s a situation where there isn’t enough water to go around, where you have massive farms reliant on irrigation, tribes with treaty rights to the water, and salmon requiring a certain amount of water to […]

Greater Idaho

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On April 20, 2021

Look, if there’s one thing that unites Oregonians, it’s that they really just want to be part of Idaho. Wonkette is of course hilarious about this: An Oregon dude who thinks it would make

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This is the grave of Francis Newlands. Born in Natchez, Mississippi in 1846, Newlands grew up in the wealthy antebellum South. His father was a prominent physician who moved there from Scotland. He went to Yale, graduated in 1867 and then went to law school at Columbian College, which is today George Washington University, finishing […]
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