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  • Online: Web watchdog

    Dave Frazier started the online Boise Guardian in order to keep an eye on local government and rile his fellow citizens

  • More Radio Waves

    Independent radio series and specials cover community sustainability

  • Radio: Spice for the ears

    Hearing Voices, a collective of independent radio producers, is working to add spice to public broadcasting

  • Film: Lens of compassion

    Peter Richardson created an independent film called Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon, to illuminate a culture clash that was tearing his hometown apart

  • Zine Roundup: Gone fishing

    A 38-year-old female deckhand who calls herself Moe Bowstern created the zine called Xtra Tuf to explore the turbulent culture of the fishing industry

  • Zine Roundup: Sweet simplicity

    Since 1992, Dan Price has been publishing a hand-drawn, illustrated zine called Moonlight Chronicles from his tiny, hobbit-style home in a meadow in Joseph, Ore.

  • Undaunted muckraker

    Navajo Times reporter Marley Shebala is a fiercely determined journalist whose investigative reporting has helped bring down two tribal presidents

  • News from the gas fields

    Roughneck is a two-year-old monthly devoted to covering the oil and gas industry in Sublette County, Wyoming

  • A paper with bite

    The Taos Horse Fly, with its biting journalism, does its best to live up to its name

  • Stirring the pot

    The North Coast Journal has been published in Arcata, Calif., for almost 18 years by Judy Hodgson, a journalist who believes in stirring the pot

  • 'They both do not exist'

    Quote by Wyoming Attorney General Patrick Crank

  • Give us your poor, your uninsured...

    Many Westerners live in poverty, but even more lack health insurance

  • The longevity of place and race

    Life expectancy in the West

  • Free will flounders in the courts

    Judges throw out some libertarian ballot measures

  • Take that nuke waste and shove it

    Skull Valley Goshute Tribe’s nuclear-waste storage plan rejected

  • Half a Roan for gas, and half for everyone else

    Nobody’s happy with BLM’s Roan Plateau plan

  • It's shady in the Interior

    Interior Department blasted by its own watchdog

  • Roadless returns!

    Judge reinstates Clinton roadless rule

  • Dottie Fox, one of the greatest old broads

    Dottie Fox, a tireless wilderness advocate and co-founder of the group Great Old Broads for Wilderness, dies after a long fight with cancer

  • Homegrown news: Money can't buy it

    In an introduction to this special issue celebrating independent media, High Country News associate editor Jonathan Thompson recalls the exciting, exhausting, high-caffeine years he spent publishing his own newspaper in a small mountain town

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