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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Dear friends

    HCN Holiday Open House; People’s Choice Awards for HCN stories; thanks to Mark Lellouch and Alison Davis; visitors

  • Dear friends

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seeing the light in 2008

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

  • The best-laid plans

    It’s high time Arizona realized it’s a desert, and has to share the Colorado River with six other dry Western states

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