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Indigenous college faculty and students lead the removal of racist panels in Colorado
Indigenous college faculty and students lead the removal of racist panels in Colorado
A former Native boarding school turned liberal arts college in Durango reckons with its ugly history.
9 numbers that explain the BLM’s headquarters boomerang back to D.C.
9 numbers that explain the BLM’s headquarters boomerang back to D.C.
A look at what happened to the reorganization of the agency under the Trump administration.
After the Palisades Tahoe name change, where is the Washoe Tribe looking next?
After the Palisades Tahoe name change, where is the Washoe Tribe looking next?
‘This whole thing, it’s decent. It’s a decent thing to do.’
California Farmworkers Union fights to vote by mail in union elections
California Farmworkers Union fights to vote by mail in union elections
For a largely unorganized sector, expanded voting access would be a huge win.
Fuel for the electrical fire
Fuel for the electrical fire
Utility equipment sparks blazes, but climate change stokes them.
How Texas’ restrictive abortion law puts pressure on clinics in Western states
How Texas’ restrictive abortion law puts pressure on clinics in Western states
Patients are turning to places like New Mexico and Colorado for care.
In Arizona, a radical change in juvenile detention
In Arizona, a radical change in juvenile detention
How a rural town transformed a juvenile facility into a safe space for teens.
A monsoon summer in the Southwest
A monsoon summer in the Southwest
How residents across the region are engaging with the yearly weather phenomenon.
Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River
Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River
A new study suggests lower stream flows as a primary culprit.
How wildlife sightings create community
How wildlife sightings create community
What we share and what we keep quiet in small mountain towns.
‘All I want to do is help people get over this pandemic’
‘All I want to do is help people get over this pandemic’
Tsun Sheng Neil Ku, a doctor in Billings, Montana, shares his experience battling both the virus and online misinformation.
Reaching across Colorado’s racial frontiers
Reaching across Colorado’s racial frontiers
Jenny Shank’s new story collection ‘Mixed Company’ reveals racial fault lines in the Centennial State.
Searching for the lost: The people called to find missing migrants
Searching for the lost: The people called to find missing migrants
Many Aguilas del Desierto volunteers once crossed the dangerous desert in the Borderlands themselves.
Why investing in libraries is a climate justice issue
Why investing in libraries is a climate justice issue
For vulnerable communities, libraries are increasingly becoming a refuge in times of disaster.
6 things you should know about the 2021 Native American Voting Rights Act
6 things you should know about the 2021 Native American Voting Rights Act
Indigenous communities face disproportionate barriers to voting, but the act would help protect this important right.
More national parks won’t solve overcrowding
More national parks won’t solve overcrowding
Increase park funding instead.
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
A photographer intimately documents how families are recovering one year after the Almeda Fire.
‘Deadbeat dams’ and their impact on cold-water ecosystems
‘Deadbeat dams’ and their impact on cold-water ecosystems
As California mulls water storage, a new study adds nuance to cold-water conservation.
Idaho denies proposed land exchange
Idaho denies proposed land exchange
The state found that the timber tracts offered in a proposed trade are worth much less than the land around Payette Lake.
A California county spars over water, marijuana law and race
A California county spars over water, marijuana law and race
Tasked to map an enigmatic aquifer for future water management, scientists confront political and scientific uncertainty.
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