Justice

South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
South Dakota pushes bills to prosecute ‘riot-boosting’ ahead of pipeline construction
The bills would allow the state to sue protesters — and their supporters — and use the money for pipeline-related costs.
New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors
New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors
A new fund would help low-income youth play in their public lands.
‘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.
How the National Park Service is failing women
How the National Park Service is failing women
The agency tasked with safeguarding our greatest public lands has neglected to protect its workers.
The twisted economics of the Dakota Access Pipeline
The twisted economics of the Dakota Access Pipeline
It’s not about energy independence or even climate change. It’s all about profit.
West Obsessed: The view from inside Standing Rock’s camps
West Obsessed: The view from inside Standing Rock’s camps
In a special episode, we talk to reporter Tay Wiles, who is in North Dakota reporting on DAPL protests.
In the decision on Standing Rock, ghosts from the past
In the decision on Standing Rock, ghosts from the past
The federal government’s decision on Dakota Access pipeline could signal a shift in U.S.-tribal relations.
The companies behind DAPL don’t think they’ve lost
The companies behind DAPL don’t think they’ve lost
They “fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting.”
Army Corps denies crucial DAPL easement
Army Corps denies crucial DAPL easement
Protesters react to the decision to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Feds to send conciliators amid tensions over Dakota Access
Feds to send conciliators amid tensions over Dakota Access
In Bismarck, officials describe a chaotic mix of law enforcement and protesters.
The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock
The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock
Tribes have been protesting a new British Columbia pipeline for years.
What Obama can actually do about Standing Rock
What Obama can actually do about Standing Rock
According to tribal law experts, not much.
A showdown at Standing Rock is coming
A showdown at Standing Rock is coming
Army Corps orders evacuation, but support for protesters swells.
How Ammon Bundy got acquitted in Oregon
How Ammon Bundy got acquitted in Oregon
At the Malheur trial, Bundys were acquitted, but what will happen in Nevada?
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Armed and amorous, women’s pay and rogue bears
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy
In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy
Why some wildlife crimes are difficult to prosecute.
Army halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction
Army halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction
Federal government wants more discussions with tribes, analysis of possible spills.
The disappearance of Lyle Jeffs, firefighters and threats over an endorsement
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
A reading list for understanding the region.
Native American literature’s shapeshifter
Native American literature’s shapeshifter
Novelist Stephen Graham Jones on how he transcends stereotypes.
Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock
Back to civics class: 10 things to know about Standing Rock
It’s high time for a crash course in federalism and representative democracy.
Obama weighs in on the Dakota Access pipeline
Obama weighs in on the Dakota Access pipeline
As protests intensify, U.S. Army Corps may consider ‘ways to reroute.’
Why the Malheur verdict sets a dangerous example
Why the Malheur verdict sets a dangerous example
Lawyers “aimed too high” for a conspiracy charge—and lost it all.
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