High Country News October 27, 2008
The Mormon Church works to ban gay marriage in California, even as gay people in places like Rexburg, Idaho, come out of the LDS closet.
Scientists are studying the southern San Andreas Fault to help Southern California prepare for future earthquakes.
When religion tries to dominate culture and politics, it hurts all three, as seen in the battle over the rights of gay Americans.
Dorothee Kocks tingles with joy after a night spent listening to a live jazz sextet in a northwestern Montana mining town.
Writer and professor David Gessner is among HCN’s recent interesting visitors; Paonia hosts chefs-in-training.
Mobilizing the Native vote in the West represents a unique challenge because many tribe members are disengaged from the political process, but this year they could make a difference.
California is enthusiastic about creating “water banks” to help the state’s cities weather future droughts.
Working the Woods, Working the Sea gathers fiction, nonfiction and poetry on the relationship between labor and nature in the Pacific Northwest.
In Between Earth and Sky, Nadlini Nadkarni ponders the ways in which trees sustain human beings.
Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control –– in order to win in the West and because it’s the right thing to do.
Two Weeks in the West
As much of the West reels economically, Wyoming and a few states thrive on energy; urban bears live fast and die young.