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November 23, 2015

Meet the men on trial for profiting off the Southwest's drought in the latest issue of High Country News. Plus, the architects redesigning L.A. and the attorneys general taking things into their own hands.

Feature

The tenuous revival of Mono Lake
The tenuous revival of Mono Lake
Its defenders won a long fight over water with Los Angeles. Now, drought is raising new questions about its future.
Water hustle
Water hustle
Did one of Nevada’s top water regulators try to cash in on the drought?

Current

Why are Western attorneys general going rogue?
Why are Western attorneys general going rogue?
Attorneys general sue the federal government, despite state governors’ objections.
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Latest: Investigation proves wild horses were sent to slaughter
Management of the West’s wild horses have proved controversial for decades and spawned rumors of maltreatment.
Latest: National Park Service intervenes in Alaska predator hunting
How a plan to save southeastern Colorado went off the rails
How a plan to save southeastern Colorado went off the rails
Heritage tourism offered a way out of economic doldrums. Why did it go wrong?
Coal on the verge of bankruptcy and drilling on sacred land

Editor's Note

Essays

The life of a once-lost dog
The life of a once-lost dog
Aging takes its toll on creatures both human and canine.

Conversation

You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
A multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona
High Country News:  The reopening
High Country News: The reopening
The third in a series celebrating our 45th anniversary.

Book Reviews

A subtle love in small-town Colorado
A subtle love in small-town Colorado
A review of Kent Haruf's new book, 'Our Souls at Night.'
On the unease of violent people
On the unease of violent people
Review of T.C. Boyle's 'The Harder They Come."

Writers on the Range

Heard Around the West

The "perfect wolf" and the cognitive complexity of crows
The "perfect wolf" and the cognitive complexity of crows
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

Remembering friends, current and past
Remembering friends, current and past
The founder of Great Old Broads for Wilderness has passed away.

Letters

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