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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.
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
An affluent Utah community spent millions to extinguish its fear of fire. Decades later, they’re still trying to buy their way out of a bottomless pit.
The West’s worst fires aren’t burning in forests
The West’s worst fires aren’t burning in forests
Range fires get bigger every year, threatening sagebrush habitat and rural towns.
Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that.
Wildfire escape routes? There’s (almost) an app for that.
Scientists are using crowdsourced data to help firefighters flee dangerous flames.
A road trip through New Mexico’s atomic past
A road trip through New Mexico’s atomic past
As nuclear tourism booms in the Land of Enchantment, histories of violence are packaged, sold and consumed.
Wreckreation; snowmobile danger; a subdued vacuum
Wreckreation; snowmobile danger; a subdued vacuum
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Why the queer Mormon policy reversal is not enough
Why the queer Mormon policy reversal is not enough
Mormon suicide has deeper roots — and demands more change — than the church’s reversal of its exclusion policy.
20 years after the Columbine shooting, its brutality is routine
20 years after the Columbine shooting, its brutality is routine
Have school shootings become part of the American psyche?
The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health
The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health
Scientists are exploring the origins of chronic wasting disease before it becomes truly catastrophic.
Three decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska’s coast faces an even bigger threat
Three decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska’s coast faces an even bigger threat
Climate change is damaging ecosystems that never had the chance to recover.
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
Without state oversight, activists step up to monitor the traffic in their own backyards.
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
Surrounded by forests they often can’t manage without breaking the law, California tribes struggle to protect themselves from wildfires.
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
The recent encounter between a runner and a 40-pound cougar perpetuates unwarranted fear.
‘Things are not going to get better for a long time’
‘Things are not going to get better for a long time’
PG&E’s bankruptcy complicates an already difficult recovery for Camp Fire survivors.
A small island town prepares for a major earthquake
A small island town prepares for a major earthquake
Without a single hospital, Washington’s Vashon Island emergency responders work to avert disaster should ‘the big one’ hit.
Earthquake struck; the anti-baby boom; blowtorching spiders
Earthquake struck; the anti-baby boom; blowtorching spiders
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Under Trumpism, truth is under relentless attack
Under Trumpism, truth is under relentless attack
Two books warn against the rise of alternative realities.
Denver cop with tattoo resembling militia group logo killed tribal citizen in 2015
Denver cop with tattoo resembling militia group logo killed tribal citizen in 2015
Officer Michael Truadt says he is not a member of the Three Percenters.
What the Violence Against Women Act could do in Indian Country — and one major flaw
What the Violence Against Women Act could do in Indian Country — and one major flaw
Women from 228 tribes in Alaska and four in Maine still aren’t protected by the act.
There’s no easy fix for our nuclear past
There’s no easy fix for our nuclear past
At Washington’s Hanford nuclear site, failing infrastructure and make-do plans as the West prepares for a new round of radioactivity.
Congress sends bill bolstering earthquake program to Trump
Congress sends bill bolstering earthquake program to Trump
A quake near Anchorage highlights the importance of preparation and monitoring.
Offshore oil drilling could hamper Arctic aurora research
Offshore oil drilling could hamper Arctic aurora research
The risk of rocket parts falling on rigs and workers may limit launches.
After the Camp Fire, forensic teams seek the lost
After the Camp Fire, forensic teams seek the lost
For response teams in Paradise, physical and emotional risks remain.
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