Election2018

New Mexico’s historically conservative second district just flipped blue
New Mexico’s historically conservative second district just flipped blue
Xochitl Torres Small is the first woman and third democrat in 50 years to win the seat.
After the midterms, Trump narrows asylum protections
After the midterms, Trump narrows asylum protections
Attention drawn to the southern border could bring lasting changes to immigration policy.
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
While climate-focused candidates won key races in the region, ballot initiatives to limit fossil fuels’ effects failed.
One of the midterm’s most stubborn House races is still too close to call
One of the midterm’s most stubborn House races is still too close to call
In the past, a Republican incumbent won this New Mexico district by over 60 percent, but Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has closed the gap.
Colorado’s top offices go blue
Colorado’s top offices go blue
Midterm voters elected Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor.
How the Americans with Disabilities Act could affect Native American voters
How the Americans with Disabilities Act could affect Native American voters
The relocation of polling sites near the Navajo Nation months before midterm elections raises concerns of future voter suppression.
In southern Utah, Navajo voters rise to be heard
In southern Utah, Navajo voters rise to be heard
San Juan County’s Navajo population has lived for decades with a minority white government. This election could change that.
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
With restrictive new voter ID laws, Standing Rock leadership is sent into overdrive.
Is Arizona purposely keeping minority voters from the polls?
Is Arizona purposely keeping minority voters from the polls?
Since 2013, new laws have made it harder to vote — particularly for certain groups.
Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
The rising risks of the West’s latest gas boom
The rising risks of the West’s latest gas boom
An explosion in suburban Colorado raises questions on safety and accountability.
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
Native Americans have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem doesn’t lay with political passivism.
Citizens put renewable energy on this year’s ballots
Citizens put renewable energy on this year’s ballots
Across several states, voter-driven initiatives rein in oil-and-gas development while promoting wind and solar.
An Alaska ballot measure could kill Pebble Mine
An Alaska ballot measure could kill Pebble Mine
In November, voters will decide how to balance resource development and salmon habitat protections.
Why Jon Kyl was chosen to replace John McCain
Why Jon Kyl was chosen to replace John McCain
Amid a reshuffling of Arizona’s political deck, the state’s governor makes a water-driven decision.
Navajo voters will pick presidential candidates from among 18 hopefuls
Navajo voters will pick presidential candidates from among 18 hopefuls
This year’s election centers on clean water, purged voter rolls and a fading coal economy.
Trump’s attacks on public lands could help Democrats out West
Trump’s attacks on public lands could help Democrats out West
Monument reviews, wilderness access are key sticking points in the midterms.
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018
Indigenous candidates are seeking governorships, seats in Congress and more.
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
Montanans sightsee at a political circus
President Donald Trump’s spectacle draws a crowd, for now.
California’s rural-urban divide blurs in crucial House race
California’s rural-urban divide blurs in crucial House race
Water and immigration are key issues as Democrats seek to unseat an incumbent.
As Oregon’s midterms approach, divided sides dig in
As Oregon’s midterms approach, divided sides dig in
The right and the ‘resistance’ are doubling down after the election of Donald Trump.
What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting
What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.
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