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As the West burns, a town fields its own amateur firefighters
As the West burns, a town fields its own amateur firefighters
The community of Dufur, Oregon, bands together to douse the flames.
California’s apocalyptic fires are a side effect of modern life
California’s apocalyptic fires are a side effect of modern life
The ‘new normal’ of a year-round wildfire season is a problem of our own making.
Estranged in America
Estranged in America
What happens to a community when its sense of belonging begins to unravel?
The West’s students rally for gun reform
The West’s students rally for gun reform
Students across the region join the National Walkout Day protest for school safety.
5 types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved
5 types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved
Framers of the Second Amendment wanted an armed, but regulated, population.
A Western town says ‘no’ to guns in schools
A Western town says ‘no’ to guns in schools
School shootings raise a question that once seemed settled in Mancos, Colorado.
The protectors of British Columbia’s coast
The protectors of British Columbia’s coast
In the Great Bear Rainforest, Indigenous guardians enforce tribal and environmental laws.
Where #Metoo meets #MMIW
Where #Metoo meets #MMIW
The national conversation should include murdered and missing Indigenous women.
What went wrong at Oroville?
What went wrong at Oroville?
Dam experts release a report on the California dam’s spillway vulnerabilities.
A ‘selfish’ decision
A ‘selfish’ decision
As neighbors evacuated, one family stayed behind.
How to know what we don’t know about natural disasters
How to know what we don’t know about natural disasters
A new book foretells America’s next devastating earthquake.
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
In the West, fishing is more regulated than buying a gun
We stop large-caliper hooks but do nothing about large-caliber weapons.
In the wake of great tragedy, how do you find solace?
In the wake of great tragedy, how do you find solace?
In an effort to move forward from another mass shooting, we’d like to hear from you.
Ways to contend with the Las Vegas shooting
Ways to contend with the Las Vegas shooting
If you’ve been affected by Sunday night’s tragedy, here’s where to turn for support.
Six things to know about mass shootings in America
Six things to know about mass shootings in America
What policies help limit gun violence, and how does the U.S. rank in gun ownership?
How we risked losing the West
How we risked losing the West
A look back at how range science misled land managers.
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.
A young hunter moves past death threats from afar
A young hunter moves past death threats from afar
The Apassingok family reflects on a formative kill of a whale and the social-media backlash.
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
Why so many hate crime victims choose not to report
A Colorado study examines the experiences of victims.
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
At the border, migrants and long-distance trekkers hike side by side but worlds apart.
These are your state’s gun laws
These are your state’s gun laws
In the wake of mass killings, a state-by-state look at Western gun policy.
A pumpjack is not a coal mine
A pumpjack is not a coal mine
Eight things you need to know about coalbed methane mining.
Mass shootings in Western states, by the numbers
Mass shootings in Western states, by the numbers
In October, a man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, leaving 10 dead.
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