Magazine
Prophets and politics

October 27, 2008

Type: The Mormon Church works to ban gay marriage in California, even as gay people in places like Rexburg, Idaho, come out of the LDS closet.

Feature

Prophets and politics
The Mormon Church works to ban gay marriage in California, even as gay people in places like Rexburg, Idaho, come out of the LDS closet.
The coming quake
The coming quake
Scientists are studying the southern San Andreas Fault to help Southern California prepare for future earthquakes.

Essays

Religion, politics and culture
Religion, politics and culture
When religion tries to dominate culture and politics, it hurts all three, as seen in the battle over the rights of gay Americans.
Midnight in Montana
Dorothee Kocks tingles with joy after a night spent listening to a live jazz sextet in a northwestern Montana mining town.

Book Reviews

Tales from the heartwood
Working the Woods, Working the Sea gathers fiction, nonfiction and poetry on the relationship between labor and nature in the Pacific Northwest.
Living with trees
Living with trees
In Between Earth and Sky, Nadlini Nadkarni ponders the ways in which trees sustain human beings.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Writer and professor David Gessner is among HCN’s recent interesting visitors; Paonia hosts chefs-in-training.

News

Power to the first people
Mobilizing the Native vote in the West represents a unique challenge because many tribe members are disengaged from the political process, but this year they could make a difference.
Liquid assets
California is enthusiastic about creating “water banks” to help the state’s cities weather future droughts.

West Watch

Why we all need the Democrats to abandon gun control
Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control –– in order to win in the West and because it’s the right thing to do.

Two Weeks in the West

Scrimpfest in the West
Scrimpfest in the West
As much of the West reels economically, Wyoming and a few states thrive on energy; urban bears live fast and die young.

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