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The Hanford Whistleblowers
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February 3, 2014

An extensive look at nuclear waste whistleblowers of ages past, what it means that rural communities get the short end of the stick with internet access, changes in the wilderness therapy industry, and more.

Feature

The Hanford Whistleblowers
The Hanford Whistleblowers
For decades, insiders have reported problems in the cleanup of our worst nuclear mess — but is anyone listening?

Editor's Note

What do a biker bar and nuclear waste have in common?
What do a biker bar and nuclear waste have in common?
Gritty, ongoing reportage delivers an important message: The fundamental problem with nuclear energy — its incredibly dangerous waste products — remains unsolved.

Current

Rural Americans have inferior Internet access
Rural Americans have inferior Internet access
Does it matter that broadband quality varies so widely?
Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl
Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl
Despite an infusion of moisture, pockets of the Southern High Plains have been plagued with dusters and inundated with tumbleweeds.
Wilderness therapy redefines itself
Wilderness therapy redefines itself
But the irresponsible caregivers and tragedies of the past prove hard to shake.
The great Flathead fish fiasco
The great Flathead fish fiasco
State and tribes disagree over how to tackle an exotic species' takeover of a Montana lake.
The Latest: Yellowstone bison get no vaccination or additional grazing land
The Latest: Yellowstone bison get no vaccination or additional grazing land
Officials rejected both proposals recently.
The Latest: EPA released a final assessment of Pebble Mine impacts
The Latest: EPA released a final assessment of Pebble Mine impacts
The development would destroy rivers and wetlands.

Essays

An ode to snow
An ode to snow
Laura Pritchett on the joy of snow.

Book Reviews

Review: A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country: Vincent Soboleff in Alaska
Review: A Russian American Photographer in Tlingit Country: Vincent Soboleff in Alaska
Historic photos portray Tlingit natives living and working alongside Russian Americans in the remote coastal Alaskan town of Killisnoo.
Storm and stress on the frontier
Storm and stress on the frontier
Crossing Purgatory by Gary Schanbacher
This is a man’s world
This is a man’s world
Ballistics by D.W. Wilson

Heard Around the West

Dear Friends

HCN welcomes new interns
HCN welcomes new interns
Two new team members have arrived for our six-month journalism boot camp.

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