Borderlands

Our detention system is bankrupting immigrants
Our detention system is bankrupting immigrants
As corporations cash in, mixed-status families are thrown into deep poverty.
Why a wildlife biologist became a social justice advocate
Why a wildlife biologist became a social justice advocate
Sergio Avila, known prominently for his jaguar research, shifted his focus to equity in the outdoors.
Only in death do some deported veterans return home
Only in death do some deported veterans return home
Military service comes with no guarantees of citizenship.
Trump’s border wall threatens fish species
Trump’s border wall threatens fish species
The U.S. is skirting conservation laws and withdrawing millions of gallons of groundwater.
What the cowboy hat says about ‘Americanism’
What the cowboy hat says about ‘Americanism’
A problematic symbol of the West gets a reboot.
Spokane vs. the Border Patrol
Spokane vs. the Border Patrol
How immigration agents stake out a city bus station.
The penetrable wall; baffling thievery; unretiring outdoors
The penetrable wall; baffling thievery; unretiring outdoors
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Scott Warren reflects on the Borderlands
Scott Warren reflects on the Borderlands
After two years of federal prosecution the humanitarian aid worker was acquitted in November.
‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’
‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’
At a protest in Organ Pipe, border communities fight Trump’s wall.
Why are Govs. Inslee and Brown fighting the youth climate cases?
Why are Govs. Inslee and Brown fighting the youth climate cases?
Settling with the young activists could be an important tool for climate action.
The case against immigration prisons
The case against immigration prisons
Law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández analyzes why America puts so many immigrants behind bars.
We need more than stories for the unheard
We need more than stories for the unheard
Writing offers a way to understand our community and ourselves.
From Russia with love — and salmon
From Russia with love — and salmon
A new book explores the borderlands of ‘Salmon Nation,’ from the American West to Russia’s Far East.
Interview: On negotiating brutality and beauty
Interview: On negotiating brutality and beauty
In his debut collection, poet Jake Skeets summons beauty through darkness.
How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition
How an Arrow Lakes elk hunt became a case of tribal recognition
Rick Desautel shot an elk to prove the Sinixt descendants are not legally ‘extinct.’ Now the Supreme Court of Canada will decide.
How Big Rec chooses its public-lands battles
How Big Rec chooses its public-lands battles
Outdoor industry giants stood up for Bears Ears. Why won’t they stand up for the Borderlands?
Frontier myths crash into Trump’s border wall
Frontier myths crash into Trump’s border wall
A new book dives into the injustices of Manifest Destiny in the American West and its relationship to the 2016 election.
Falling bears; border wall delights; lightning strikes
Falling bears; border wall delights; lightning strikes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Border wall construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a travesty
Border wall construction in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a travesty
The barrier divides the monument and nearby wildlife refuges.
Who pays for infrastructure in Borderland colonias?
Who pays for infrastructure in Borderland colonias?
In places like Vado, New Mexico, good roads are hard to find.
Letters from Miguel: ‘I felt I had no option but to leave’
Letters from Miguel: ‘I felt I had no option but to leave’
How my correspondence with an immigrant detainee has given me hope.
Immigrant detention centers grow as services lag behind
Immigrant detention centers grow as services lag behind
The federal government is giving contracts to agencies with checkered pasts and denying legally required aid.
Federal and tribal coalitions challenge Canadian mining
Federal and tribal coalitions challenge Canadian mining
‘It’s about British Columbia being a really bad actor as an upstream neighbor that pollutes our water.’
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