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Western states lead the fight to maintain net neutrality
Western states lead the fight to maintain net neutrality
Siding with tech giants, some lawmakers are pushing back against the FCC.
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
What Northwestern tribes say about the Jordan Cove pipeline
Under Trump, the natural gas pipeline gets a third chance.
What went wrong at Oroville?
What went wrong at Oroville?
Dam experts release a report on the California dam’s spillway vulnerabilities.
The growth of newspapers across the U.S.: 1690-2011
The growth of newspapers across the U.S.: 1690-2011
An interactive visualization showing how newspapers across the U.S. have grown in the past three centuries.
Significant -- and nutty -- quotable moments in the state legislatures
Significant -- and nutty -- quotable moments in the state legislatures
Western legislatures slash spending, confront budget gaps, attempt environmental rollbacks and propose a few silly laws.
Wildfires burn big in Arizona and New Mexico
Wildfires burn big in Arizona and New Mexico
Arizona's Wallow Fire has now out-burned the gigantic Rodeo-Chediski Fire of 2002.
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.
Locked boxes
Locked boxes
About 2,000 post offices - some of them in small, remote Western towns - will be closed this year.
The National Park Service's Preferred Alternative map.
The National Park Service's Preferred Alternative map.
The Park Service offers a plan to ease the conflict over Grand Canyon overflights.
State trust lands at a glance
State trust lands at a glance
The West's state trust lands form a complex patchwork, and each state manages them differently.
U.S. Northern Rockies wolf graph
Gem City map concepts explained
Velocity, Ferocity and the Gem City
The year in water
A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.
Bureau of Land Management, Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas
Yellowstone River Basin
Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes
Steens Mountain wind farms
Steens Mountain wind farms
Columbia Energy Partners plans to build four 104-MW wind farms with 40 to 60 turbines each on Steens Mountain. East and West Ridge will be on private land inside the protected area boundaries, Echanis on private land just outside the protected area and Riddle Mountain on state land.
Cuts to energy, transportation and the environment
Green 'New Urbanist' development rises in Albuquerque suburbs
Green 'New Urbanist' development rises in Albuquerque suburbs
An ambitious green development is in the works on Mesa del Sol just outside of Albuquerque, N.M.
As seas rise, cities retreat
As seas rise, cities retreat
Climate change is threatening West Coast cities.
Critter contraceptives
Critter contraceptives
Scientists are working on effective birth control methods for wild animals.
Rare earth deposits in the West