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  • 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.

  • Bordering on crazy

    The ill-conceived attempt to fence as much as possible of the U.S.-Mexico border will have disastrous impacts on wildlife, including Arizona’s elusive jaguars.

  • Effluent, effluent everywhere

    A recent turbidity crisis in Paonia resulted in the issuance of a “boil order,” which reminded us locals how precious clean water is in the arid West.

  • Letter imperfect

    Some of the more heated responses to Ray Ring’s gun story show a certain ignorance of general constitutional principles, but HCN loves letters and is already looking forward to readers’ reactions to the current issue’s story on carbon sequestration.

  • Ready, aim, compromise

    With this issue on guns in the West, High Country News hopes to encourage people across the political spectrum to talk about sane gun policy rather than indulge in rabid rhetorical gunplay

  • Global charming

    Arnold Schwarzenegger’s belief that he can save the planet through hydrogen power is much like one of his movie performances – entertaining, charismatic and ultimately unrealistic

  • Cow feed from Planet 9

    Genetically modified crops may not be the sci-fi monsters their foes believe, but it makes sense for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin to regulate them seriously

  • A common problem

    There’s a great diversity among American Indians, but the tribes share some of the same tragic ills that plague the rest of society – particularly those caused by methamphetamine abuse

  • Offline

    President Bush’s No Child Left Behind policy is generally a good thing, but it needs to take into account the growing number of often-inadequate and under-supervised online schools

  • It tolls for us

    The energy boom in the Rocky Mountain West has been shadowed by a much darker boom: a frightening rise in death and serious injury

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