Public health

Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
The U.S. government is poised to limit funding for Indian Health Services.
The Seri adapt to climate change in the desert
The Seri adapt to climate change in the desert
Researchers are working to document traditional ecological knowledge.
‘Medicare for all’ would finally fulfill tribes’ treaty rights
‘Medicare for all’ would finally fulfill tribes’ treaty rights
The proposed plan is unlikely to pass, but would bolster the Indian health system.
All health care is socialism
All health care is socialism
You can’t treat it as a supply-and-demand economy; nobody ever chooses to get sick.
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
A government report shows ‘high-risk’ problems haven’t been addressed.
Gutting regulations damages democracy
Gutting regulations damages democracy
Shutting the public out of natural resource rule-making is bad for the environment — and the country.
What a doctor learns after a life’s work
What a doctor learns after a life’s work
A pediatrician reflects on his work in Navajo Nation.
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone
They call themselves promotores, and they’re starting to see results.
Recognizing California’s invisible activists
Recognizing California’s invisible activists
We are seeing a mounting intolerance toward undocumented farmworkers.
Death and dying are different in the West
Death and dying are different in the West
The rugged individualist mentality of the region extends to medical aid in dying.
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history
The White Mesa Mill’s license is up for renewal under the Trump administration.
You can’t slash health care and say it’s better off
You can’t slash health care and say it’s better off
The Senate discusses a bill that will further erode health services in Indian Country.
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.
Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country
Health care debate will also impact jobs in Indian Country
Indian Health Service has become the largest employer for many tribes.
The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground
The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground
The race to dig deeper wells is a losing game for small rural communities.
The Senate health care bill guts Indian Health Services
The Senate health care bill guts Indian Health Services
The bottom line: There will not be enough money.
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
New health care act would harm farmers and ranchers
New health care act would harm farmers and ranchers
Republicans unveil Senate version of health care bill.
How to make money off ‘the Big One’
How to make money off ‘the Big One’
Can an imminent disaster be a tourist draw for Anchorage?
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
How built-up cities and higher temperatures threaten human health.
Republicans set their sights on the EPA’s science
Republicans set their sights on the EPA’s science
The federal agency that regulates our environment may soon have less data to work with.
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans
Indian Country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans
Tribal issues cut across party lines.