Items by Kathleen Dean

Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy
Revisiting Idaho’s lead-poisoning legacy
A new book documents a catastrophe in Silver Valley.
The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
Watching the world slip away
Watching the world slip away
How do our children respond to a world threatened by climate change?
A woman and her son say their final goodbyes to a friend who committed suicide.
Winter Prayer
Snowshoeing alone at night in the forest, a woman thinks – and prays – about the friends she loves, and the families they worry about.
Hate is not a rural value
In Laramie, Wyo., a homecoming parade becomes an impromptu protest march and memorial, as residents of the small Western city try to come to terms with the brutal beating of gay student Matt Shepard.