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June 10, 2013

Can environmentalists and affordable housing activists in Jackson, Wyoming settle their differences? Plus, using nautical records from centuries past to model climate modeling technology, the economic gains of wildfire, Latino radio incorporates public service, and more.

Feature

Conservation goals in Jackson Hole collide with a need for worker housing
Conservation goals in Jackson Hole collide with a need for worker housing
In Wyoming's top resort town, the desire to protect the environment and the community's character kills big affordable housing projects.

Current

Wildfire's silver lining
Wildfire's silver lining
Even the costliest blazes can boost local economies.
Latino radio stations connect immigrant communities
Latino radio stations connect immigrant communities
Latino music stations -- even commercial ones -- increasingly resemble public service organizations.
Is the Violence Against Women Act a chance for tribes to reinforce their sovereignty?
Is the Violence Against Women Act a chance for tribes to reinforce their sovereignty?
A new provision lets tribes prosecute non-tribal members for violent crimes like rape for the first time.
Arctic ship logs help scientists reconstruct climatic history
Arctic ship logs help scientists reconstruct climatic history
Sailors' journals detailing the weather of voyages past could improve the accuracy of climate models' projections of the future.
The latest: Channel Island foxes rebound
The latest: Channel Island foxes rebound
A massive restoration effort has helped the tiny fox recover.
The latest: A worrying amphibian decline
The latest: A worrying amphibian decline
A new study finds frogs and toads are disappearing faster than previously thought.
Wyoming digs its 10 billionth ton of coal
Wyoming digs its 10 billionth ton of coal
The industry hopes Wyoming's coal bonanza lasts another 100 years. But mining's peaks and valleys have never been entirely in its control.

Editor's Note

The affordable housing quandary
The affordable housing quandary
In many Western communities, the more careful you are with land-use planning and wildlife conservation, the less you're doing for worker housing.

Essays

Oval Intention: an essay
Oval Intention: an essay
The original geodesic tent lives on.

Dear Friends

More awards for HCN
More awards for HCN
HCN wins Utne award for environmental coverage, and three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Book Reviews

Holt's last days
Holt's last days
"Benediction" is Kent Haruf's latest novel about the beauty and hardship of life in the fictional eastern Colorado town of Holt
Don't ask her to hike
Don't ask her to hike
In "Spectacle," a collection of short stories, Susan Steinberg explores power and gender in relationships
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Book review: Close to Home: Photographs
Montana photographer Richard Buswell turns to abstracts and still lifes in his most recent work capturing scenes from his home state.

Letters