Social Justice

In Santa Fe, children learn the ABCs of inequity
In Santa Fe, children learn the ABCs of inequity
Where students reside and where schools thrive highlights an opportunity gap in New Mexico’s capital.
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.
Is a new copyright law a ‘colonization of knowledge’?
Is a new copyright law a ‘colonization of knowledge’?
Indigenous oral histories have often been recorded and sold without permission.
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Drilling proposed in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine
Tribes and former federal officials fight to cancel energy leases on sacred land.
The self in perpetual motion
The self in perpetual motion
A review of "Spirit Bird: Stories" by Kent Nelson.
Can the pope bridge the climate divide?
Can the pope bridge the climate divide?
Catholics in the West are responding to his call. Will Congress?
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Tens of thousands are deported each year for accepting plea deals. Now they will have a new way to fight back.
No direction home
No direction home
Nearly a year after San Jose shut down the Bay Area’s biggest homeless encampment, hundreds still live along city creeks. What went wrong?
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
Washington state sues feds over worker safety at Hanford
A watchdog group also filed, citing 'toxic roulette' for workers at the former nuclear facility.
An interview with the first African-American president of the Sierra Club
An interview with the first African-American president of the Sierra Club
Aaron Mair hopes to shift the club’s mission toward policies that better include the needs and values of minorities.
Many still living in FEMA’s toxic trailers, investigation finds
Many still living in FEMA’s toxic trailers, investigation finds
From oil fields to reservations, post-Katrina trailers have spread far and wide.
Fatal shooting in Wyoming raises questions about racism
Fatal shooting in Wyoming raises questions about racism
Were two tribal members the victims of a hate crime?
It’s time to end Custer worship
It’s time to end Custer worship
A Montanan faces up to the West's own history of racism.
Living the dream, on overtime
Living the dream, on overtime
Why the outdoor industry opposes a federal minimum wage.
How crowded are private prisons in the West?
How crowded are private prisons in the West?
A riot in Arizona puts the spotlight on for-profit incarceration.
Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
Sightseeing at an open pit mine in Arizona copper country
The mines are still in business, yet towns that once flourished are now mostly gone.
California state parks' blueprint for a more diverse future
California state parks' blueprint for a more diverse future
Plans to overhaul park system, appeal to communities of color.
The increasingly unequal West
The increasingly unequal West
Rich get richer while everyone else wallows in a region once known to be economically egalitarian.
Deportation relief
Deportation relief
Program could help immigrant families stay in the U.S.
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
They’re burning mad about climate change. Are you?
New law protects Alaska Native women
New law protects Alaska Native women
The ability to prosecute domestic violence may be the first step toward creating Indian Country in Alaska.
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again
Four decades after the first allegations of discrimination, some say little has changed.
Hope and history
Hope and history
A review of ‘In the Light of Justice’ by Walter Echo-Hawk
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