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  • A brave woman now runs a border town

    A brave woman now runs a border town

    Maria Lopez becomes mayor of a crime-ridden, desperately poor Mexican border town.

  • An improbable candidate runs in Arizona

    An improbable candidate runs in Arizona

    You've probably never even heard of John Dougherty, the dauntless Democratic journalist who hopes to challenge John McCain for U.S. Senate.

  • British writer tackles border politics

    British author Bella Pollen’s new novel, Midnight Cactus, looks at Arizona’s border issues through the eyes of an upper-class English newcomer who has left her executive husband and sought refuge in a ghost town.

  • Cat Fight on the Border

    Plans to fence as much as possible of the U.S.-Mexico border could derail the return of rare jaguars to the Southwest.

  • Crossing the border gets deadlier

    Crossing the border gets deadlier

    Fewer people are trying to cross the Southwest border, but a higher percentage are dying

  • Fields of dreams

    Fields of dreams

    "Farmworker Reality Tours" teach citizens about the lives of California's migrant farmworkers.

  • I think we're all anchor babies on this bus

    I think we're all anchor babies on this bus

    If we're no longer considered U.S. citizens by birthright, then how do we know we're citizens at all?

  • Ironwood's last stand?

    Ironwood's last stand?

    An ancient desert icon faces increasing threats along the U.S./Mexico border.

  • Is the Latino electorate finally beginning to make its mark?

    Is the Latino electorate finally beginning to make its mark?

    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.

  • Looking outside the box

    In this issue, High Country News ventures outside its usual box to look at 10 serious issues facing the West in the next four years

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