Feds pushing to turn Forest Service facility into housing for illegal immigrants

Davis in an interview expressed concern that the shelter would mar Hot Springs’ reputation as a tourist destination and doubted that the children are verified as minors. He said he’d prefer that the National Guard take over the site.  “It’s not that we’re not a caring community,” Davis said. “I think if you’re talking about kids, it’s one thing. When […]

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Reversal of fortune? Small miner hopeful Trump will veto EPA block on Alaska mine

In February 2014, the EPA took the unusual action of blocking a mine before the project owner applied for a development permit. Trump win ignites hope for stalled Alaska copper, gold mine A small Canadian miner is confident Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential win will let it proceed with an application for a copper and gold mine in Alaska that has […]

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Conservation impossible without property rights

Federal lands are, on average, in worse environmental condition than private lands and produce much less economic activity. That’s because management of federal lands, which comprise 27 percent of the American land mass, is largely based on the destructive notion that human activity is inherently bad for the natural world. Property Rights are the Key to Protecting Land We often […]

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Big recreation industry joins enviros and Obama to wage war on rural West

The seizure of 1.9 million acres is a tricky proposition, and the mostly-white, wealthy environmentalists and big rec corporate heads pushing for a monument in the Bears Ears region needed a ruse; a sympathetic face to front the massive land-grab. They found the Inter-tribal Coalition easy to exploit. Some might call it a conflict of interest, and others might call it a shared vision, but with former REI […]

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Feds hide identity of undercover FBI agent involved in Bundy Ranch standoff

The witness list prosecutors provided to the defense Monday gives only a pseudonym, “Charles Johnson,” not the agent’s true name. Santilli’s attorney said the agent’s identity is needed to prepare for cross-examination of the witness and any recorded information or logs the agent kept during the standoff are needed as well. Bundy case defendant seeks identity of undercover FBI agent […]

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Obama poised to sacrifice Utah’s Native peoples to appease enviros, recreation industry

Over eight decades later, Jones still remembers the day the federal government killed the sheep. In 1934, as part of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, the government decided the Navajo had more livestock than the Southwest could support. According to some estimates, 80 percent of all Navajo livestock were killed, and thousands of Navajos impoverished. American Indians fight […]

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State and local leaders push back against federal Bears Ears land grab

The most prominent Navajo opposed to the monument, Benally opened and closed Lee’s gathering in the Capitol’s elegant Gold Room. She called on environmental groups to quit “romanticizing and using Native Americans” for their political ends and decried the monument proposal for dividing tribal communities and tearing families apart. (Salt Lake Tribune) These statements were recorded in Salt Lake City […]

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Mismanagement, waste, corruption plague Navajo Housing Authority

More than $100 million has been squandered on projects that never housed anyone. Some housing developments sit empty years after they were built. In the northern Arizona community of Tolani Lake, nearly $7 million was wasted on igloo-shaped fourplexes that still sit empty. The Navajo Nation accepted more than $1 billion for houses. So, where did it go? SHIPROCK, N.M. […]

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Public Lands: Don’t believe what the feds and corporate enviros are telling you

From the beginning, land issues and jurisdiction created heated debate, decided many elections, kicked off a civil war and nearly destroyed our country before it ever got started. Property rights, being the cornerstone of our nation, have been well worth fighting for…over and over, and over, and over… Revisiting the 1962 Eisenhower Report, Our Public Lands From the beginning, land […]

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