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  • Primer 6: Immigration

    Our policies are schizophrenic.

  • The GOAT Blog

    Of vocabulary and the Fourth

    Somewhere there must be an inclusive word for one who cherishes the country without turning it into a fatherland, motherland or homeland.

  • The GOAT Blog

    Of parks and particulates

    EPA proposes relaxing pollution rules in nation's parks.

  • The GOAT Blog

    There's one man's veto Congress can't override

    That would be Chuck Norris, "Walker, Texas Ranger" star cum domestic drilling advocate.

  • The GOAT Blog

    Democratic? National Convention comes to Denver

  • Battleground!

    High Country News looks at some of the more interesting political contests unfolding in the West.

  • Walking on a Wire

    Los Angeles needs green power, but some environmentalists are up in arms over plans to build transmission lines across the Mojave Desert.

  • Primer 5: Wildlife

    How far are we willing to go to accommodate wild creatures?

  • On Cancer’s Trail

    The women in Stefanie Raymond-Whish’s family have a history of breast cancer, and the young Navajo biologist wants to know whether the uranium on the reservation might have something to do with it.

  • Primer 4: Water

    Former HCN publisher concludes that those who live in the West must accept its unpredictability.

  • Jaguar's road to recovery unmapped

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a recovery plan for the big cat "would not advance conservation"

  • Plowing under the fields of shame

    Rebecca Clarren talks to migrant farmworker women about a threat they face every day in the fields: sexual harassment and assault by coworkers and bosses.

  • Primer 3: Recreation

    What is the "highest and best use" of our public lands? Oversight agencies are charged with providing access while protecting land and wildlife; the first step is to provide them with sufficient funding.

  • Primer 2: Energy

    The West's abundant resources below ground have supplied much of the power for the U.S. in the past; are renewables next?

  • Seeking the Water Jackpot

    The Navajo Nation is determined to finally claim its rightful share of the Colorado River after 86 years of being left out of the region’s water politics.

  • Crying 'fowl'

    Enviros say the feds aren't playing fair when it comes to the imperiled sage grouse

  • Primer 1: Politics

    Something deeper than party lines is at work in Western politics.

  • Unnatural Preservation

    Public-land managers in the era of global warming face uncomfortable choices: Do they intervene to protect dying plants and animals, or stand back and let this new version of “nature” take its course?

  • Tireless and tenacious storytelling

    Lori Edmo-Suppah works tirelessly to keep the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes informed through the newspaper she edits, the Sho-Ban News

  • The Sagebrush Rebels ride again -- and again

    Despite the rhetoric of the Sagebrush Rebel lawyers, most of today’s Westerners understand that the public land is a national resource that belongs to all of us.

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