The disappearance of mining has hit many towns hard. But Raton, New Mexico is getting back on its feet.
Agency contractors were excavating debris at the old mining site when the river flooded with wastewater.
The group of business-owners seeks help from Washington to prevent mining north of the national park.
Lead poisoning in children is underreported nationwide, and the West’s lack of data is particularly glaring.
A more secure safety net for workers in transition means higher taxes, a tradeoff many Americans oppose.