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Bears Ears is open for business
Bears Ears is open for business
A reporter staked a mining claim on former monument lands. You could, too.
A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
How the controversy over ‘sanctuary cities’ is playing out in the rural West.
Tribes lead the battle to combat a national opioid crisis
Tribes lead the battle to combat a national opioid crisis
Native communities have been flooded with prescription pain pills.
California’s backcountry drug war
California’s backcountry drug war
Dangerous drug cartels are growing pot on public lands—putting wildlife, water supplies, and outdoor enthusiasts at grave risk.
In Los Angeles, Trump edicts spread confusion
In Los Angeles, Trump edicts spread confusion
Who is welcome in today’s America?
West Obsessed: How Forest Service agents busted a maple-poaching gang
West Obsessed: How Forest Service agents busted a maple-poaching gang
The writers and editors of High Country News discuss Washington’s timber crime.
Latest: At Hanford, allegations of worker intimidation
Latest: At Hanford, allegations of worker intimidation
The Superfund site has been in clean-up since 1989.
Oil expected in Dakota Access Pipeline this week
Oil expected in Dakota Access Pipeline this week
What ongoing legal battles tell us about protections for religious freedoms and government consultation with tribes.
Busting the tree ring
Busting the tree ring
How a landmark investigation unraveled a Washington timber-poaching gang.
Western court in the crosshairs again
Western court in the crosshairs again
The 9th Circuit Court rules against Trump, and a debate to break it up reignites.
In Colorado, a little shop of wildlife horrors
In Colorado, a little shop of wildlife horrors
Taxidermy provides clues about smuggling trends.
Standing Rock is history repeating itself
Standing Rock is history repeating itself
We need to come to terms with our past and present treatment of tribes.
The Western origins of the sanctuary movement
The Western origins of the sanctuary movement
Churches in the West are once again at the forefront of a grassroots effort to save immigrants from deportation.
The Malheur Refuge  trials are over, but the movement that led to them isn’t.
The Malheur Refuge trials are over, but the movement that led to them isn’t.
Four defendants receive guilty verdicts, ending a yearlong drama.
Republicans push to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Republicans push to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Bills to break up the big Western court have reappeared in Congress.
A way of unforgetting
A way of unforgetting
Author Lauret Savoy on tracing personal and national history through landscapes.
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
Trump proposes an end to the office that protects low-income areas from pollution.
Montana legislature grapples with sexual violence
Montana legislature grapples with sexual violence
After a university scandal, Senate Bill 29 could change how rapes are prosecuted.
Trump gets to replace judge who blocked his travel ban
Trump gets to replace judge who blocked his travel ban
Federal Judge James Robart is among three Washington judges up for replacement.
Sportsmen take aim at law enforcement bill
Sportsmen take aim at law enforcement bill
They see HR 622 as a complex and serious threat to public lands.
ICE raids confirm worst fears of young immigrants
ICE raids confirm worst fears of young immigrants
Immigration sweeps are having a chilling effect on Dreamers, key leaders in the California resistance.
Lessons from the first week of the Bundy standoff trial
Lessons from the first week of the Bundy standoff trial
Checking in on jury selection and opening statements.
Army Corps drops further DAPL environmental review
Army Corps drops further DAPL environmental review
The reversal was expected following Trump’s executive order.
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