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Rants from the Hill: Scout's honor
Rants from the Hill: Scout's honor
How I earned the excommunication merit badge.
Demographic shifts and the Native voting block
Demographic shifts and the Native voting block
In 1980, 20 percent of the U.S. population was minority; today, 37 percent is.
How much money is a healthy ecosystem worth?
DNC?
It's not all about parties and rallies.
Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less?
There are nuggets of substance buried in the Convention circus. But is anyone listening?
The Las Vegas of Politics
When the convention comes to Denver, it feels a bit like another Western city.
The entrepreneurs
How to make a buck on the streets of the DNC.
Walking for Obama
Young voter shows her colors in Republican community.
WELCOME TO DENVER!
The High Country News team has landed in Denver. Stay tuned for more under-the-radar coverage from the Democratic National Convention.
Winning the West: HCN @ the DNC
Tune in to HCN.org Aug. 25-28 for unconventional coverage from Denver
The Roan lease price was high, but not high enough
Ritter: "Sad day for Colorado."
Smoke Trails
How the timber industry controls public opinion about wildfire and the role of logging in reducing or exacerbating wildfire risk.
Kiss your tail goodbye, desert pupfish
A Bush administration proposal to change Endangered Species Act regulations is bad news for listed species.
Celebrating local history
Commemorating Juan Bautista de Anza, famous in California but obscure in Colorado.
Not a moment too soon
Paul Hoffman, a high-ranking Interior official, resigns -- leaving a mucky trail of pro-business, pro-religion decisions.
Owl be seeing you, too
SF Chronicle discovers High Country News.
Southern California's Briny Beast
Another step is made toward restoring the sickly Salton Sea.
Owl tales
Spotted owls, barred owls and endangered species politics
Learning from tourists
Slowpoke drivers may be annoying, but they remind us to enjoy what we have around us.
What the frac' is in those fluids
The information is proprietary, but what we do know is bad enough.
Fate of four Klamath River dams under negotiation
PacifiCorp has signaled willingness to remove the dams, but who will pay?
Does Tom Udall put families before fish? NO!
Will Steve Pearce's hippie-hating anti-environmentalism win the hearts and minds of New Mexico voters?
Truth - the newest Klamath casualty
Is demonizing PacifiCorp and bending the truth necessary to get the dams out?