People & Places

Can Wyoming learn from Utah’s public land mistakes?
Can Wyoming learn from Utah’s public land mistakes?
If the initiative is successful, it could be a model for other states.
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.
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
How built-up cities and higher temperatures threaten human health.
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
‘If you don’t want us, tell us to go back’
The making of a California prison town.
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
After her husband’s death, a woman collects a new family.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
From cribbage to wildfire in just 5 minutes
From cribbage to wildfire in just 5 minutes
Inside a Helitack crew’s fast response to wildland fires.
Homesick for nowhere
Homesick for nowhere
An Oregon man finds his sense of place in the Zumwalt Prairie.
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
In the Pacific Northwest, the diligence of citizen scientists helps discern patterns in die-offs.
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.
A farm town weighs protections for immigrants
A farm town weighs protections for immigrants
In Yakima, Washington, anxious migrant farmers worry about deportation.
An end to Tucson’s growth wars
An end to Tucson’s growth wars
A conservation plan puts science ahead of politics.
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.
The wine industry’s battle with climate change
The wine industry’s battle with climate change
Vineyards deal with drought, temperature swings and fruit that ripens too early.
How stargazing connects us
How stargazing connects us
And how growing light pollution threatens that connection.
The monkey on art’s back; Bigfoot in Idaho; Tent City’s second life
The monkey on art’s back; Bigfoot in Idaho; Tent City’s second life
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
What is owed to a damaged river?
What is owed to a damaged river?
A new book illustrates the Duwamish’s difficult path to recovery.
Love, loss and nuclear reactors
Love, loss and nuclear reactors
Two new books explore the perspectives of women during the West’s nuclear boom.
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
The American Prairie Reserve offers a controversial vision for an intact prairie ecosystem.
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
West Obsessed: The March for Science, out West
After Earth Day, a look at researchers’ economic influence and political sway.
Why the West can learn from East Africa
Why the West can learn from East Africa
Reflecting on wildlife conservation in Kenya and at home.