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A glimpse of a family in the shifting West
A glimpse of a family in the shifting West
A Montana family balances raising small children with the challenges of modern-day ranching.
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
New research shows just how many wells ran dry between 2013 and 2015.
‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana
‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana
Divisions between state and tribal agencies could keep the door open for a most unwelcome visitor.
How the Bundy trial embodies many of America’s divisions
How the Bundy trial embodies many of America’s divisions
The conflict touches a number of flashpoints in today’s political climate.
Thousands find refuge from Northern California fires
Thousands find refuge from Northern California fires
Fast-moving wildfires have burned over 200,000 acres and killed at least 31 people.
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump
Will Congress break its stalemate on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
A hard look at history’s bitter truths and selective memory
A hard look at history’s bitter truths and selective memory
Statues should offer more comprehensive interpretations of past events.
Historic wildfires rip through California wine country
Historic wildfires rip through California wine country
Thirteen people have died and many more are missing or injured as fires spread.
Farm-to-table beef relies on native grasses
Farm-to-table beef relies on native grasses
A rancher focuses beyond his herds and gets to the root of sustainability.
One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue
One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue
Campaign donations are flowing at record pace for a state Senate seat in the high-tech suburbs of Seattle.
The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins
The takedown of the Clean Power Plan begins
Scott Pruitt helps Trump deliver on campaign promise: Reduce EPA to ‘little tidbits.’
 19 Western species won’t receive federal protections
19 Western species won’t receive federal protections
The animals range from minuscule Nevada mollusks to dwindling Pacific walruses.
In the wake of great tragedy, how do you find solace?
In the wake of great tragedy, how do you find solace?
In an effort to move forward from another mass shooting, we’d like to hear from you.
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The population is exploding, but the tribe doesn’t have funding to manage it.
Why a Colorado River reunion with the sea isn’t a guarantee
Why a Colorado River reunion with the sea isn’t a guarantee
To revive a desiccated ecosystem, a U.S.-Mexico agreement looks past ‘pulse flows.’
West Obsessed: Where climate adaptation is happening
West Obsessed: Where climate adaptation is happening
The president may think climate change is a hoax, but communities across the West are facing reality.
Ways to contend with the Las Vegas shooting
Ways to contend with the Las Vegas shooting
If you’ve been affected by Sunday night’s tragedy, here’s where to turn for support.
Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Arpaio traumatized vulnerable Americans by abusing his power over them.
Bunkerville defendant seeks trial postponement
Bunkerville defendant seeks trial postponement
In wake of Las Vegas shooting, Ryan Payne wants jury selection delayed.
Six things to know about mass shootings in America
Six things to know about mass shootings in America
What policies help limit gun violence, and how does the U.S. rank in gun ownership?