Politics

A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape
Plans for Colorado’s Camp Hale balance restoration and commemoration.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
A proposal would downplay climate change in N.M. schools
A proposal would downplay climate change in N.M. schools
The state’s education agency could eliminate curriculum about evolution and more.
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
How will Medicaid cuts affect health care in Indian Country?
The U.S. government is poised to limit funding for Indian Health Services.
Border and immigration agents have too much power
Border and immigration agents have too much power
In July, ICE sent German foreign exchange students back home.
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Western nations take action on climate change — and push for self-governance.
U.S. and Mexico agree to share a shrinking Colorado River
U.S. and Mexico agree to share a shrinking Colorado River
The two nations are poised to sign an updated water pact to deal with drought.
Forest Service leadership lands in Southern hands
Forest Service leadership lands in Southern hands
A new chief steps in as Western forests blaze.
McCain resumes his quest for climate change action
McCain resumes his quest for climate change action
The senator bucks his party on climate change, after years of silence.
‘Medicare for all’ would finally fulfill tribes’ treaty rights
‘Medicare for all’ would finally fulfill tribes’ treaty rights
The proposed plan is unlikely to pass, but would bolster the Indian health system.
Confederate monuments are glorifications of inequality
Confederate monuments are glorifications of inequality
A memorial comes down in Montana at the urging of American Indian leaders.
Why is a Trump operative so interested in Cliven Bundy?
Why is a Trump operative so interested in Cliven Bundy?
Roger Stone says he is heading to Nevada this week to call for a presidential pardon.
Why are federal flood maps so flawed?
Why are federal flood maps so flawed?
The maps are expensive to maintain and shaped by local politics.
What theme parks get wrong about the American West
What theme parks get wrong about the American West
Romanticized histories promote rugged individualism, devoid of government help.
As sportsmen watch Zinke, disillusionment replaces hope
As sportsmen watch Zinke, disillusionment replaces hope
Concerns are rising that the Interior Secretary’s actions won’t match his rhetoric.
The term ‘climate change’ isn’t working anymore
The term ‘climate change’ isn’t working anymore
What’s in a name when it comes to the global climate crisis?
All health care is socialism
All health care is socialism
You can’t treat it as a supply-and-demand economy; nobody ever chooses to get sick.
Dams are a divisive issue, but do they need to be?
Dams are a divisive issue, but do they need to be?
What we can learn from the Elwa River.
Slow progress on Park Service harassment
Slow progress on Park Service harassment
The agency begins to deliver on promises to confront sexual harassment.
National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes
National monuments protect meaning, not just landscapes
If Bears Ears shrinks, it will be to our national cultural detriment.
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
How ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ galvanized a movement among Arizona Latinos.
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
Colorado’s biggest methane emitter may get a discount
In exchange, the state asks a coal mine to trap its gas—but the BLM won’t require it.
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
Where federal agencies are failing Indian Country
A government report shows ‘high-risk’ problems haven’t been addressed.