During the labor struggles of the early 20th century, rough-and-tumble Butte, Mont., survived as a community because of -- rather than despite -- its ethnic diversity.
by Edwin Dobb,
Dec 15, 2010
If Democrats succeed in an improbable coup -- winning a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, and making the state competitive for Obama -- they’ll have Latino voters to thank.
by Ray Ring,
Oct 28, 2012
An ancient desert icon faces increasing threats along the U.S./Mexico border.
by This American Land,
Jan 03, 2010
Fewer people are trying to cross the Southwest border, but a higher percentage are dying
by Emily Guerin,
Jun 24, 2013
Chih Tsung Kao, 24, has lived -- and thrived -- in Boulder, Colo., since age four. But with no path to citizenship, he now faces an uncertain future in Taiwan.
by Leslie Dodson,
Aug 15, 2010
Maria Lopez becomes mayor of a crime-ridden, desperately poor Mexican border town.
by Marjorie Lilly,
Dec 18, 2009
Without basic services, life on Pajarito Mesa is all about surviving.
by Cally Carswell,
Feb 05, 2010
Death and deportation at the US-Mexico border, and lives after crossings.
by Andrew Cullen,
Jul 19, 2013
Immigrants from around the world are changing traditionally white Western communities such as Boise, Idaho.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Oct 26, 2009
In this issue, High Country News ventures outside its
usual box to look at 10 serious issues facing the West in the next
by Paul Larmer,
Dec 06, 2004