Politics

How I escaped post-election blues
How I escaped post-election blues
Elk hunting offers a necessary distraction.
In the decision on Standing Rock, ghosts from the past
In the decision on Standing Rock, ghosts from the past
The federal government’s decision on Dakota Access pipeline could signal a shift in U.S.-tribal relations.
The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock
The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock
Tribes have been protesting a new British Columbia pipeline for years.
At Standing Rock, activists dig in on historic treaty land
At Standing Rock, activists dig in on historic treaty land
‘Water protectors’ say they won’t move on a Dec. 5 eviction notice.
What Obama can actually do about Standing Rock
What Obama can actually do about Standing Rock
According to tribal law experts, not much.
Silver State lining for Democrats
Silver State lining for Democrats
How Republicans failed to capture Nevada amid a red wave.
West Obsessed: Trump’s cross-purposed energy policy
West Obsessed: Trump’s cross-purposed energy policy
The staff of High Country News discuss the inherent paradoxes in the president-elect’s campaign promises.
Obama’s rush to the end
Obama’s rush to the end
Keeping track of rulemaking, policy decisions and other last actions before the Trump administration’s inauguration.
Trump’s promises are empty when it comes to energy
Trump’s promises are empty when it comes to energy
Will laid-off energy workers get their jobs back? No. Regulations have nothing to do with this bust.
Solace in wild spaces
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
What the President-elect can — and can’t — do when it comes to water, coal and climate change.
Tolerance in Trump’s America
Tolerance in Trump’s America
Amid fear and despair, we’ll have to find ways to talk to each other.
How an ‘awakened giant’ used its power on Election Day
How an ‘awakened giant’ used its power on Election Day
In the West, Latino voters did turn out—just not the way analysts expected.
Army halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction
Army halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction
Federal government wants more discussions with tribes, analysis of possible spills.
In a divided town, what to do after a polarizing election
In a divided town, what to do after a polarizing election
If you were shocked by the election results, you should step outside of your silo.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
The disappearance of Lyle Jeffs, firefighters and threats over an endorsement
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
GOP leaders see Trump’s triumph as mandate to promote fossil fuels.
The blind hope of the energy field Trump voter
The blind hope of the energy field Trump voter
The president-elect is sure to roll back regulations, but he won’t end the oil and gas bust.
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
How can we protect our National Parks? Here’s an idea.
How can we protect our National Parks? Here’s an idea.
Maintenance issues abound, a new Civilian Conservation Corps could lend a hand.
War and peace on the Colorado River
War and peace on the Colorado River
A new book makes a case for optimism in the basin, but the threat of water battles will always be around.
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute member, takes the monument debate to Washington.