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High Country News August 16, 2010

Young, All-American, Illegal

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Young, All-American, Illegal

Young undocumented immigrants thrive in the U.S. -- until they turn 18 and the law cracks down.

Current

Crude combat

Can U.S. environmentalists derail a huge Canadian tar sands project that affects this side of the border?

Welcome back, otter

River otters are once again doing well in Colorado.

Monstertruck alley

Imperial Oil's plan to transport gigantic equipment to Alberta, Canada, will require major work on highways in Idaho and Montana.

Sound science

Clint Francis studies how the noise of oil and gas development affects the behavior of nesting birds.

Editor's Note

Recognizing unfairness

Young people dressed in graduation caps and gowns protest for immigration reform.

Dear Friends

A flood of visitors

High Country News gets rain, and visitors; new books from our contributors; Debra Utacia Krol wins award; correction.

Uncommon Westerners

Caveman of Southeast Alaska

Steve Lewis explores Alaskan caves and works hard to protect both them and the landscape above them.

Book Reviews

Truth, lies and poetry

Reading the short stories and poems in Sherman Alexie's War Dances is like watching an intricate dance.

Tough justice, hard fate

In Brian Hart's first novel, Then Came the Evening, people are trapped in a tragic drama partly of their own making.

Essays

Ready ... or not

Sometimes a close encounter with wildlife is a little too close for the wildlife's comfort.

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