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Interior Dept. contradicts Ben Carson on new watchdog hiring
The uncertainty over the leadership over the inspector general’s office at Interior comes as Zinke is under investigation on other fronts, including his involvement in a Montana land deal.

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Wyoming agriculture lawyer joins Interior Department
A Wyoming lawyer who has represented ranchers against conservationists and the federal government has been hired by the U.S. Interior Department as a deputy solicitor
California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing
Pacific Gas & Electric said it expected to restore power Tuesday to the last of about 60,000 Northern California customers.
Idaho owes about $20 million for 2018 wildfire season
Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season
Trump may not know what’s behind warming, but scientists do
President Trump may question whether global warming is caused by humans, but scientists detail the many ways they know it comes from our own pollution
Attorney general issues opinion on conservation easement
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says the governor "unilaterally ignored" the law when he approved a conservation easement without approval from the state Land Board
Idaho wildlife official resigns after killing baboon family
The photo of the baboons caused at least two former Idaho Fish and Game Commission members to call for Fischer’s resignation.
Man survives grizzly bear attack in Montana wilderness
A roughly 500-pound grizzly bear attacked a Hayden, Idaho, man, and the man lived to tell about it
Controlled burns in OR: Can more fires create less smoke?
Controlled burns are an important part of forest management, one of the tools officials use to try and make a dent in the massive buildup of fuels that has amassed over decades of aggressive wildfire suppression
Central Idaho sheep ranchers persist amid change
Central Idaho sheep ranchers have seen the region change into a tourist destination, but they persist
Rio Grande ruling challenged as drought persists
This year marked one of the lowest spring runoff seasons along the Rio Grande in decades.