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Utah lawmakers seek valuation of federal lands in state
They seek to find the difference between current payments by the federal government and the actual taxable value of the land.

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Idaho, Washington farmers see above-average year on wheat
Portland Daily Grain Report last week listed soft white wheat prices between $6.20 and $6.35 a bushel.
Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands
Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America’s lands
The Bureau of Land Management is making it easier to produce oil and gas on federal acreage. In southeastern New Mexico, it can't even keep up with what's already happening.
Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone
More than a dozen coroner search-and-recovery teams looked for the dead across the apocalyptic landscape that was once Paradise, Calif.
Vietnam ratifies Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by Trump
Vietnam's National Assembly has ratified a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump
Farm supervisor charged in Australia strawberry tampering
Police have made their first arrest in the cases of strawberry sabotage in Australia, in which sewing needles were found in fruit sold in six states
Grim search for more fire victims, 31 dead across California
California is requesting emergency aid from the Trump administration.
Are Oregon’s cougars being overhunted? Experts disagree
Estimates of the cougar population in Oregon vary widely, and an accurate answer could shed more light on whether or not the big cats are being overhunted
BLM Says It Plans To Pull Back On Controversial Plan To Spay Wild Mares In Oregon
Animal rights groups have criticized the procedure, calling it inhumane.
Malibu residents ordered out as California wildfire nears
The fire erupted Thursday near the northwest corner of the city of Los Angeles as the region’s notorious Santa Ana winds gusted.
Northern California wildfire nearly quadruples in size
The entire town of Paradise was ordered evacuate, setting off a desperate exodus.