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May 13, 2013

Conservative newcomers to Northern Idaho fight against the region's Democrats, and themselves. Plus, the Southwest's drought continues, midget faded rattlesnakes get a closer look from researchers, HCN follows a Montana wolf hunt, and more.

Feature

How right-wing emigrants conquered North Idaho
How right-wing emigrants conquered North Idaho
Conservative transplants largely from California have taken over Kootenai County -- have they gone too far?

Editor's Note

A hard right in Idaho
A hard right in Idaho
An HCN editor reflects on the many changes around Coeur d'Alene.

Current

Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll
Another water-short year in the Southwest is taking its toll
Generous spring snow storms were a momentary, if welcome, distraction from the region's real weather story: drought.
How technology detected a huge mine landslide before it happened
How technology detected a huge mine landslide before it happened
Employees at a Kennecott copper mine outside Salt Lake City knew an April 10 landslide was coming
BLM teams with researchers to protect midget faded rattlesnake
BLM teams with researchers to protect midget faded rattlesnake
Biologists and federal officials hope to direct booming oil, gas and wind development away from the rare reptile in southwest Wyoming and northwest Colorado
Of sense and salinity: A swim in the Great Salt Lake
Of sense and salinity: A swim in the Great Salt Lake
Open-water swimmers revive historical swimming routes in Utah's dead sea
In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves
In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves
Amid bitter controversy over allowing hunters and trappers to reduce wolf populations, a Montana couple is dedicated to their hunt.
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The Latest: Pumping Arizona's rivers dry?
The state water board gives the go-ahead to a groundwater pumping project that could harm the San Pedro River

Essays

Sycamore Canyon: an essay
Sycamore Canyon: an essay
An expectant couple goes rock climbing.

Book Reviews

A tireless documenter of Native America: A review of "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"
A tireless documenter of Native America: A review of "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"
Timothy Egan on the life and work of photographer Edward Curtis
The artist and his patron: A review of "The Inventor and the Tycoon"
The artist and his patron: A review of "The Inventor and the Tycoon"
Edward Ball unravels the strange partnership between railroad tycoon Leland Stanford and photographer Eadweard Muybridge
Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"
Book review: "Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art"
A review of Canvas of Clay: Seven Centuries of Hopi Ceramic Art, by Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke

Dear Friends

Reflected glory
Reflected glory
A Pulitzer Prize for Lisa Song, former HCN intern; visitors come by our office; journalists and HCN contributors Debra Weyermann and Kathie Durbin have died.

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