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20 years after the Columbine shooting, its brutality is routine
20 years after the Columbine shooting, its brutality is routine
Have school shootings become part of the American psyche?
Growing urban coyote populations are feasting on pets
Growing urban coyote populations are feasting on pets
A study of coyote scat found the animals are attracted to fruit in gardens, where they are also finding cats and dogs.
Fire-starting ranchers get a new blessing from BLM
Fire-starting ranchers get a new blessing from BLM
The agency hopes the Hammonds’ cows will reduce fire risk in eastern Oregon.
Portraits of resilience
Portraits of resilience
Through tintypes, Kaska Dena photographer Kali Spitzer creates collaborative images of her community.
A return from our spring hiatus
A return from our spring hiatus
HCN receives an American Society of Journalists and Authors award and a lovely tribute to our former publisher.
How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison
How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison
The Devils Hole pupfish is nothing to mess with.
Photos: The many faces of Marilyn Monroe
Photos: The many faces of Marilyn Monroe
See the impersonators that perpetuate an All-American woman.
The persistent trampling of the West
The persistent trampling of the West
Environmental laws are one way to force people to consider their actions.
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Country-life shooters; moose acceptance; Phil Lyman’s unpaid debt
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Trump administration rubber stamps Arizona copper mine
Trump administration rubber stamps Arizona copper mine
An industry-friendly ruling contradicts years of concerns over potential damage to endangered species, water systems and Native American cultural sites.
David Bernhardt confirmed as Secretary of the Interior
David Bernhardt confirmed as Secretary of the Interior
The former oil lobbyist has connections with industries that could profit from his decisions managing the nation’s natural and cultural resources.
Online privacy is for the birds
Online privacy is for the birds
As wildlife sharing apps proliferate, unintended consequences threaten endangered species.
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism
Native American athletes and fans face ongoing racism
The U.S. has seen a rise in hate crimes, but data shows that bigotry is a constant in Indian Country.
Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform
Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform
The decisions could curb greenhouse gas emissions from public lands.
Cliven Bundy case appealed by feds
Cliven Bundy case appealed by feds
Prosecutor says missteps were inadvertent.
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