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  • Dear friends

    HCN seeks new editor as Greg Hanscom announces plans to leave; HCN goes to diversity school

  • Economies of vice

    Economies of vice

    If marijuana becomes fully legal and taxable, it won't be the first time authorities have learned that it's easier - and more profitable - to manage vice than to try to eliminate it.

  • Grant received, grant given

    Grant received, grant given

    High Country News Contributing Editor Matt Jenkins gets grant; Betsy Marston helps obtain grant for Delta County schools; Ana Maria Spagna's new book about community; clarifications.

  • Diving deeper into the Bay Delta

    Diving deeper into the Bay Delta

    High Country News reporter Matt Jenkins gets his boots muddy writing about California's crazy water politics in the Bay Delta.

  • The elephant that was left out of the room …

    Indian tribes were left out of the negotiations that divvied up the Colorado River in 1922, but it’s no longer possible to ignore them – particularly in the case of the Navajo Nation.

  • Against the current

    For a long time, the West used water as if the supply were endless, but nowadays environmentalists are finding that too much efficiency causes problems of its own, especially in fragile ecosystems like the Colorado River Delta.

  • Audio: Water wonk

    Audio: Water wonk

    Contributing editor Matt Jenkins talks about California's Westlands Water District and the complicated water politics of the West.

  • Seeing the light in 2008

    Matt Jenkins wants to help save the world – and its ski slopes – one compact fluorescent light at a time.

  • Unlikely alliance?

    In most of the West’s complicated environmental problems, so-called “unlikely alliances” between greens and their opposite numbers are really not that unlikely after all.

  • Coming to a farm near you: Los Angeles

    In this issue of High Country News, Matt Jenkins dives into the murky world of L.A.’s water system

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