Election2016

As citizen-led ballot initiatives soar, so have efforts to block them
As citizen-led ballot initiatives soar, so have efforts to block them
In Idaho, a struggle over Medicaid expansion exposes the limits of forcing change via ballot measure.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
West Obsessed: Where climate adaptation is happening
West Obsessed: Where climate adaptation is happening
The president may think climate change is a hoax, but communities across the West are facing reality.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
GOP leaders see Trump’s triumph as mandate to promote fossil fuels.
The blind hope of the energy field Trump voter
The blind hope of the energy field Trump voter
The president-elect is sure to roll back regulations, but he won’t end the oil and gas bust.
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
How can we protect our National Parks? Here’s an idea.
How can we protect our National Parks? Here’s an idea.
Maintenance issues abound, a new Civilian Conservation Corps could lend a hand.
Trump met with a leader of the land transfer movement
Trump met with a leader of the land transfer movement
A Nevada county commissioner says the Republican nominee was receptive to the idea of forcing the feds to turn over public lands.
Lies and damn lies: What to believe on the campaign trail
Lies and damn lies: What to believe on the campaign trail
HCN sorts truth from fiction on the campaign trail.
Dark money is re-shaping Arizona’s energy fights
Dark money is re-shaping Arizona’s energy fights
The 2010 Citizens United decision is affecting elections on the ground.
Why Utah’s Mormons waffle on this year’s GOP candidate
Why Utah’s Mormons waffle on this year’s GOP candidate
Trump sparks a conflict between morality and political belief.
How the West’s populist politics play out at the ballot box
How the West’s populist politics play out at the ballot box
Voter-driven ballot initiatives are a powerful force during the Western election season.
Meet Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native American woman in Congress
Meet Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native American woman in Congress
Indian Country votes will help determine whether this seat flips to blue.
The Western races to watch
The Western races to watch
Democrats hope to nab vulnerable Republican seats.
This election season’s unexpected power players: undocumented immigrants
This election season’s unexpected power players: undocumented immigrants
Donald Trump’s rhetoric is sparking a movement to mobilize Hispanic voters.
In Arizona’s shift toward purple, a backlash to Trump hastens the pace
In Arizona’s shift toward purple, a backlash to Trump hastens the pace
Democrats hope increased Latino turnout will upset Republican dominance in the state.
How this year’s general election repeats history
How this year’s general election repeats history
The messy 2016 presidential election echoes deeply flawed candidates of the past.
The shadow following Western political races
The shadow following Western political races
Nevada and Arizona attract the most “dark money” this election.
Where are the fracking fights this fall?
Where are the fracking fights this fall?
Fracktivists look to exercise local control over energy development this November.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s criticism of Trump wins him national prominence
His decision to sit out the GOP convention reflects his principles and the purpling of Arizona.
This year’s GOP platform pushes federal land transfers
This year’s GOP platform pushes federal land transfers
“Returning” lands to states has long been a party plank and a shifting political landscape could open the door.
Meet Utah’s first transgender candidate for US Senate
Meet Utah’s first transgender candidate for US Senate
Democratic candidate Misty Snow is progressive, transgender and, she says, increasingly representative of Utah.
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