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The West braces for rise in mosquito-borne diseases

This story first appeared on High Country News. Sammie Dickson, manager of the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District, is fielding calls lately that go...

The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West

This story first appeared on High Country News.  In the midst of the raucous and polarized presidential election, a quieter story has been at play...

How not to forget the West’s past atrocities

This story first appeared in High Country News.  Why are we drawn to monuments that commemorate evil, darkness and death? What compels us to remember...

Why Westerners die at the hands of cops

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Rancher Jack Yantis was eating dinner on a Sunday in early November when the Adams County sheriff’s...

Jeb Bush outlines plans to limit federal control of Western lands

This story originally appeared on High Country News.  Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush this week waded deeper into issues of public land than any other...

DeGette seeks to win permanent health insurance for seasonal firefighters

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette is moving forward with a bill she introduced Tuesday that would extend health insurance coverage to seasonal firefighters and their families.

Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2013.