Politics Shift as City Folk Fill the West 'WHAT'S THE BLM?' Series: Western Divide. Second of Four Parts. One of One Articles Appearing Today
Daniel Sneider, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
From his office here, venture capitalist Steven Nightingale looks out at the vaulted peaks of the Sierra Nevada. On this day, like many, a haze hugs the mountains, but it does not yet creep down to the suburban tract homes that nestle in the foothills.
As a businessman, Mr. Nightingale sees the view from his window as a sign of prosperity. But as a man who loves the West's open spaces, he speaks wistfully of an earlier era. "Anybody who works in a Western city who bothers to look out a window understands the problem," he says.
The "problem," simply put, is growth. The West is booming, like no place else in America, far outpacing the rest of the US in job creation …
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Publication information: Article title: Politics Shift as City Folk Fill the West 'WHAT'S THE BLM?' Series: Western Divide. Second of Four Parts. One of One Articles Appearing Today. Contributors: Daniel Sneider, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 29, 1996. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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