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How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison The Devils Hole pupfish...

They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp...

The disease devastating deer herds may also threaten human health Scientists are exploring the...

This story was originally published at High Country News in collaboration with the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, Boise...

An Indigenous Mexican community finds a home in rural Colorado Culture, traditions and people...

This story is a part of the ongoing Back 40 series, where High Country News reporters look at national trends and their impacts close to home. At 6:08 on a...

Get to know the Green New Deal, by the numbers The plan would boost...

Not long after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was elected last November, she began gathering support for a “Green New Deal,” mobilizing young climate activists...

The education crisis for children of deported parents In Tijuana, an upstart model tries...

When Angie Romero thinks about the home in Idaho she left seven years ago after her husband, Mike, was deported, she misses the wide,...

One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan The Gila River...

In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven...
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Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not Rural areas can...

Media chatter about the state of journalism tends to go big — big city, that is: Seattle loses a major daily; a media conglomerate...
Lake Mead

How best to share the disappearing Colorado River Seven Western states must rewrite the...

As early as 2020, hydrologists forecast that the level of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, could drop low enough to...

What the 2018 farm bill means for the West Lawmakers see hemp legalization and...

After a long journey through the Senate and House agriculture committees, the 2018 farm bill is expected to clear the president’s desk soon. The bill, which...

Inside Colorado’s ‘hotbed’ of wildlife conflict Documents show flawed management leads to unnecessary killings...

ANALYSIS A frozen, severed head arrived at the lab. The bighorn sheep’s horns, splattered with bright red blood, curled tightly around its face. Its open eyes...
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