Statesman staff explains the tense buildup to Andrus' and Risch's political rivalry

Community Engagement Editor Bill Manny and Environmental Reporter Rocky Barker sit down to discuss why Sen. Jim Risch stalled the spending bill on Thursday, March 22.
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Community Engagement Editor Bill Manny and Environmental Reporter Rocky Barker sit down to discuss why Sen. Jim Risch stalled the spending bill on Thursday, March 22.
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Simpson knew Risch would block wilderness bill. ‘I had to go another route.’

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."