features

 Estranged in America
High Country News
What happens to a community when its sense of belonging begins to unravel?

Death in the Alpine
High Country News
How social media is changing our relationship to risk.
(republished in The Atlantic)

If you don't want us, tell us to go back
High Country News
A desert town, its prisons, and the people locked inside. 

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis
Hakai Magazine
After a fisheries observer went missing at sea, his disappearance raised questions about the risks that observers face and the fate of the fish stocks they attempt to monitor.
(nominated for a Canadian Online Publishing Award in "best investigative article or series" category)

How the FLDS church consolidated power on the Utah-Arizona border
High Country News
Why a secretive community of Mormon fundamentalists on the Colorado Utah border began coming apart.


Essays And Book REviews

Can stories help us understand the realities of migration?
High Country News
In her new novel, Valeria Luiselli explores the possibilities and limits of writing about the border crisis.

Laughter to cope with the tragedies of the border
High Country News
Luis Alberto Urrea’s new novel reflects on the family relationships that challenge and transcend the U.S.-Mexico border.

A Denver high school welcomes the world’s refugees
High Country News
The Newcomers explores the lives of immigrant teens and what it takes to become an American.


other stories

One rancher’s plan to establish water buffalo in Colorado
High Country News

The grassroots groups helping asylum-seekers on the border
High Country News

 An Arizona border sheriff confronts the wall
High Country News

Humanitarian aid is being criminalized at the border
High Country News

The education crisis facing children of deported parents
High Country News

Two countries, one border, and their shared pollution
High Country News

As the border wall grows, smuggling tunnels proliferate
High Country News

The immigrants contributing to rural towns and economies
High Country News

'Fortifying freedom' at the Western Conservative Summit
High Country News

A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
High Country News

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
High Country News

In a new home, the OR show flexes its political muscles
High Country News

Religious communities are taking on climate change
High Country News

The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
High Country News

Border Patrol arrests migrants seeking humanitarian aid
High Country News

The Western origins of the Sanctuary Movement
High Country News

Beyond Borders: An interview with Kate Harris
Guernica

How Utah's public defense system is failing the poor
High Country News

In Canada, a move to protect data from Trump
High Country News

Far from home, the West's foreign sheepherders get a raise
High Country News

In Utah, a victory for immigrant's rights
High Country News

On New Mexico's Gila River, a contentious diversion gets the go-ahead
High Country News

Tracking energy's 'fugitive emissions', from above
High Country News

A Missile-Defense System That Actually Works?
Slate

 

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