Items by Cally Carswell
Some questions that should be asked as investigators, fire professionals, journalists and citizens untangle what happened in Arizona
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
BLM shares names of companies that nominated parcels for oil and gas leasing. It's a win for transparency. Sort of.
Amid drought and climate change in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, farmers vote for a new approach to rein in their overpumping of groundwater.
Though environmental issues won't be decisive at the ballot box, candidates' green records could still matter -- if environmental super PACs have their way.
A few wealthy Westerners (and others) are attempting to influence elections via personal checks to super PACs and their more secretive counterparts, 501(c)(4)s.
Red-blue swings in presidential elections since 1960 show the region’s political landscape has always been dynamic.