Arizona

Black cowboys reclaim their history in the West
Black cowboys reclaim their history in the West
At an annual rodeo in Phoenix, the contributions of African Americans are finally recognized.
How residents rallied to get their post office back
How residents rallied to get their post office back
In rural Arizona, the postal service is a literal lifeline.
Once a boom town, now a ghost town. Always a hometown.
Once a boom town, now a ghost town. Always a hometown.
Over generations, the Soto family has lived through cycles of mining booms and the broken promises that come with them.
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
How ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ galvanized a movement among Arizona Latinos.
What the Arpaio pardon means for civil rights
What the Arpaio pardon means for civil rights
State and local officials may see it as permission to pursue more aggressive federal immigration tactics.
How many golf trips is public funding for the arts worth?
How many golf trips is public funding for the arts worth?
Consider the saguaro cactus — and celebrate it with your tax dollars.
What a doctor learns after a life’s work
What a doctor learns after a life’s work
A pediatrician reflects on his work in Navajo Nation.
What they left behind: Items found in the Borderlands
What they left behind: Items found in the Borderlands
Humanitarian groups track traces of migrants crossing the border.
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
The embattled lawman faces charges of criminal contempt.
12 books expelled from Tucson schools
12 books expelled from Tucson schools
Seven years after Arizona banned Mexican American Studies, some want it back.
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
California’s ‘covfefe’ craze; Bearthoven; How to stop a wedding
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Learn the lingo: Trailworker slang
Learn the lingo: Trailworker slang
You probably wouldn’t ask a ‘traildog’ to ‘sprinkle your donut.’
Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
As temperatures in the Southwest soar, advocates worry about border crossers.
The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change
The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change
A long-term drought threatens Western cities’ water supplies.
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Can private money solve public water problems?
Can private money solve public water problems?
As facilities age and public funding declines, private companies may step in.
An industrious badger; misspelled markers of death; a political shooting match
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s former clients have big business with the department he would run.
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
#LiveAndLetTutu; a sodden Oregon; mastodon for dinner
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Latest: Mexican wolves are about to get wild
Latest: Mexican wolves are about to get wild
An appeal court ruling allows wolves more room to roam in New Mexico.
Ten years, 3 million pounds of soil and 1,800 sensors
Ten years, 3 million pounds of soil and 1,800 sensors
The numbers behind the world’s largest weathering experiment.
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