Communities

Seattle’s Black Farmers Collective nurtures communities and crops
Seattle’s Black Farmers Collective nurtures communities and crops
At Small Axe Farm, producers learn how to tend vegetables and grow their businesses.
‘I want people to know me for the good that I do in my life’
‘I want people to know me for the good that I do in my life’
#iamthewest: Giving voice to the people that make up communities in the region.
We don’t need utopias
We don’t need utopias
What if Eden is chilling out in your neighborhood?
The twin crises of climate and addiction
The twin crises of climate and addiction
Extreme temperatures and natural disasters push harm reduction workers to find new ways to keep communities safe.
Revisiting the Rock Springs Massacre
Revisiting the Rock Springs Massacre
In 1885, white coal miners in Wyoming Territory, murdered at least 28 Chinese men and ran the rest of the Chinese out of town at gunpoint. These artworks bring that history back to the present.
The long tail of toxic emissions on the Navajo Nation
The long tail of toxic emissions on the Navajo Nation
Communities contend with ongoing air quality issues tied to gas and oil wells.
Who owns  the West?
Who owns the West?
Increasingly, land is shifting into the hands of billionaires.
What downwinders inherited at Trinity
What downwinders inherited at Trinity
In the days of ’Oppenheimer,’ an exhibition advocates expansion of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
More than 200 wildfires require state of emergency, evacuations in Canada’s Northwest Territories
Q&A: Sacramento Homeless Union fights to end encampment sweeps during extreme heat
Q&A: Sacramento Homeless Union fights to end encampment sweeps during extreme heat
Activists are invoking emergency legal measures to protect unhoused communities.
How a mobile-home park saved its community from a corporate buyout
How a mobile-home park saved its community from a corporate buyout
In southwest Colorado, a cooperative and a land trust partnered to preserve affordable housing.
The Tractor Princess
The Tractor Princess
Memories from California’s Pajaro Valley.
The abundance of subsistence
The abundance of subsistence
Losing salmon means losing more than just food.
In the Utah desert, can golf  justify itself?
In the Utah desert, can golf justify itself?
The struggle for water is straining St. George, Utah, where golf – and grass – are sacred cows.
Finding a fix for  ‘forever chemicals’
Finding a fix for ‘forever chemicals’
Tests found PFAS in nearly all the public drinking water in Vancouver, Washington. The city is testing a solution that could take years — and more than $170 million — to build.
Building queer visibility in rural Utah
Building queer visibility in rural Utah
A Q&A with barber and filmmaker, Kylee Howell.
Water quality research helps bring healing and sovereignty to the Apsáalooke
Water quality research helps bring healing and sovereignty to the Apsáalooke
‘I know it is my responsibility to care for this land that has always taken care of me.’
In logging country, a community protects its woods as an act of resilience
In logging country, a community protects its woods as an act of resilience
The Butte Falls Community Forest can bring in tourists and protect the community from wildfire.
‘I will grip onto this space as hard as I can because we need it’
‘I will grip onto this space as hard as I can because we need it’
#iamthewest: Giving voice to the people that make up communities in the region.
Horse girls: The wild and fearless
Horse girls: The wild and fearless
An author reflects on an encounter in Wyoming’s Red Desert and motherhood.
The long road to access at Willamette Falls
The long road to access at Willamette Falls
The second largest falls in the U.S. have been inaccessible since industrialists dammed them and lined the river with paper mills 150 years ago. Four tribes are working with PGE to plan public access.
As Newtok, Alaska, crumbles, residents are left in a dangerous limbo
As Newtok, Alaska, crumbles, residents are left in a dangerous limbo
The town is supposed to move, but federal funding and complex logistics mean most residents are stuck.
Despite the law meant to keep Native American families together, they’re being broken apart
Despite the law meant to keep Native American families together, they’re being broken apart
A mother used the Indian Child Welfare Act to win back her parental rights. Then they came for her second child.
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