Justice

Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Latest: Former Oregon Gov. avoids corruption charges
Federal charges against John Kitzhaber have been dropped.
Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion
Denver neighborhoods sue over highway expansion
Residents say the $1.2 billion project would increase pollution and health problems.
Democrats can’t block even controversial judicial nominees
Democrats can’t block even controversial judicial nominees
Trump has an opportunity to reshape the judiciary branch for a generation.
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
Bundy Ranch ‘gunmen’ face retrial in Las Vegas
New evidence links defendants to other anti-government gatherings in the West.
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio goes on trial
What the embattled lawman represents in today’s American West.
Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
As temperatures in the Southwest soar, advocates worry about border crossers.
Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm
Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm
A local court decision lands on the side of a 15,000-hen operation.
Enviros and BLM reach major public lands settlement in Utah
Enviros and BLM reach major public lands settlement in Utah
Thousands of miles of off-highway routes will get new travel management plans.
In Montana, an election shows a deepening partisan divide
In Montana, an election shows a deepening partisan divide
Gianforte wins a House seat after millions of dollars in spending.
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
Police shootings of Native Americans spark a movement
Police shootings of Native Americans spark a movement
A new generation of activists on and off reservations struggle for visibility.
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict
In elk poaching case, a glimpse of a simmering land conflict
An Oregon rancher is charged for an elk slaughter.
West Obsessed: The prison economy traps the innocent
West Obsessed: The prison economy traps the innocent
How a town dependent on incarceration came to be and what that meant for one asylum-seeker.
How far will Canada go to honor tribal sovereignty?
How far will Canada go to honor tribal sovereignty?
In pipeline fights, ‘there’s no process for Indigenous peoples to say no.’
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
How built-up cities and higher temperatures threaten human health.
How private prisons became a booming business
How private prisons became a booming business
The numbers and policies behind the immigration-incarceration economy.
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Mistrial in Bundy standoff case
Some Bundy supporters see the jury deadlock as a sliver of hope.
Latest: Dam on Yellowstone River moves ahead
Latest: Dam on Yellowstone River moves ahead
The effects on the pallid sturgeon remain uncertain.
How will Interior respond to Yellowstone harassment?
How will Interior respond to Yellowstone harassment?
An investigation found a culture of “inappropriate comments and actions.”
Police, la migra and the trouble with Trump
Police, la migra and the trouble with Trump
A ride-along with LAPD shows how tricky community policing can be.
What happens when the church comes for your kids?
What happens when the church comes for your kids?
Former FLDS members fight for their families and homes.
Bunkerville standoff case ruled a mistrial
Bunkerville standoff case ruled a mistrial
Two defendants found guilty, but jury “deadlocked” over fate of remaining four.
Public banking goes to pot
Public banking goes to pot
California activists turn to the cannabis industry to help launch the nation’s first public bank in nearly a century.