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Photos: A look at the West’s weirdest sports
Photos: A look at the West’s weirdest sports
People compete in everything from pumpkin racing to outhouse sledding.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
His decision to sit out the GOP convention reflects his principles and the purpling of Arizona.
The importance of Black Lives Matter in a white rural West
The importance of Black Lives Matter in a white rural West
A Westerner reflects on racial injustice close to home.
Report: Coal jobs will decline with or without federal regulations
Report: Coal jobs will decline with or without federal regulations
A new study from the Energy Information Administration finds the Clean Power Plan speeds coal’s decline.
How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California
How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
Let’s be clear: TSA’s new tactics are bribery
Let’s be clear: TSA’s new tactics are bribery
A new program lets you cut in line at security, for a fee.
Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah
Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah
Battle lines over a proposed Bears Ears monument are blurred, dividing tribes and towns.
Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul
Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
A look back at a decade of coverage of anti-fossil fuel protests.
Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform
Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform
In western Colorado, two visions for the future of fossil fuels collide at a BLM listening session.
Retreating glaciers a sign of Alaska’s major meltdown
Retreating glaciers a sign of Alaska’s major meltdown
This summer’s record-breaking temperatures hasten glacier, permafrost melt.
A week of Black Lives Matter protests in the West
A week of Black Lives Matter protests in the West
After last week’s police shootings, Americans use social media to call for police reform and racial justice.
After attack, the country’s oldest park ranger is back at work
After attack, the country’s oldest park ranger is back at work
Betty Reid Soskin, 94, was beaten and robbed two weeks ago.
This year’s GOP platform pushes federal land transfers
This year’s GOP platform pushes federal land transfers
“Returning” lands to states has long been a party plank and a shifting political landscape could open the door.
There’s no Brexit from our climate problems
There’s no Brexit from our climate problems
A rant against the mindless pleasure of simply smashing something to see what happens.
New tech could restore some quiet to noisy Western oceans
New tech could restore some quiet to noisy Western oceans
Underwater noise from construction can confuse and even injure marine animals.
Ranch Diaries: On returning home from the city
Ranch Diaries: On returning home from the city
Whenever I leave, I miss out on big events at the ranch.
Meet Utah’s first transgender candidate for US Senate
Meet Utah’s first transgender candidate for US Senate
Democratic candidate Misty Snow is progressive, transgender and, she says, increasingly representative of Utah.
Firearm safety group targets suicide at the source
Firearm safety group targets suicide at the source
As Western states outpace the national average on gun suicides, one group looks to sellers for help.
Congress members and activists call for ousting of Park Service director
Congress members and activists call for ousting of Park Service director
Agency chief under fire after the release of a second investigation into sexual harassment within the agency.