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  • The Fourth Wave

    With uranium prices rising, speculators are looking anew at busted mining towns like Jeffrey City, Wyo., but locals have learned to be skeptical

  • The rural West's pragmatic booster

    Economist and demographer Larry Swanson wants to help rural Western communities find a way to survive

  • Wyoming can buy what Portland can't

    The writer wishes Portland had the money and smarts of Wyoming

  • Hollywood heads east

    New Mexico and other Western states are vying for ascendancy in the film industry, offering movie makers an assortment of tax breaks and financial incentives

  • A resident responds to a plaintive question from Wolf Creek developer Red McCombs

    The writer tells developer Red McCombs why he's not appreciated

  • Garage sales lead to déjà vu all over again

    The writer loves garage sales — even if he buys back his own stuff

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • Repo Manic

    The author takes a disconcerting journey with a repo-man friend to repossess a car somewhere in Navajo Country

  • Hope

    After 16 years of living in the shadows in Pasco, Wash., Wendy and Erendira Santana finally win legal residency

  • Contradiction

    Once in the U.S., immigrants find themselves in a land of contradictions, facing an uncertain welcome, sometimes even from other Latinos

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