A collection of High Country News articles concerning public policy and the environment.
The federal government created a land-ownership mess for Native Americans, but there is a way out of it.
Western game wardens are hampered by huge territories, increased responsibilities and continuing budget cuts.
Can one of the West's most conservative, anti-federal lands lawmakers broker a mega-wilderness deal in the Beehive state?
On the U.S.-Mexico border, the corrupt and futile War on Drugs takes a violent toll on the poorest people.
Although the money in the Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund is usually taken for other purposes, this year Congress has agreed to spend the conservation trust fund for land and water conservation.
Retired Democratic congressman Teno Roncalio says the Democratic party needs to redefine itself in Wyoming if it's going to regain any of its historic influence in the state.
Wyoming's brand of insider politics is keeping the state in thrall to extractive industries and out of step with the rest of the West.