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February 4, 2019

In this issue, we pay homage to image-heavy storytelling, through a short comic that tells the story of a surf rock band in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Indigenous storytelling has long been interested in recording collective history, and here we honor that tradition. In other stories, we dive into divisions over the Green New Deal, how heat hits poorer neighborhoods harder, and why Wyoming's public lands are the least accessible than any other state. Read why you should be eating roadkill, and how Elizabeth Warren’s claims to Native ancestry are damaging to Indigenous communities. And learn how the federal shutdown damaged good science.

Feature

The making of a desert surf rock band
The making of a desert surf rock band
Meet the Nizhóní Girls on the road to stardom.

Current

Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
If the calf survives, it’ll be the first addition in three years.
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Can newly elected progressives convince party leaders to embrace a bold climate agenda?
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Extreme heat hits Tucson’s poor neighborhoods hardest
Where city efforts fall short, activists try to add shade to the heat-stressed south side.
Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires
Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires
Fire-proof structures can prevent homes from adding to fuel loads in wildfires.
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
The Cowboy State has more inaccessible public lands than anywhere in the West.

Editor's Note

Journalism is rooted in Indigenous communities
Journalism is rooted in Indigenous communities
From codices to calendars, storytelling has been part of Indigenous life since time immemorial.

Essays

It’s time to start eating roadkill
It’s time to start eating roadkill
Salvaging meat in Alaska is commonplace. Can it catch on in the Lower 48?

Perspective

Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Cherokee ancestry is a form of violence
Elizabeth Warren’s claim to Cherokee ancestry is a form of violence
Be it by the barrel of a carbine or a mail-order DNA test, the American spirit demands the disappearance of Indigenous people.
The shutdown has halted important scientific research
The shutdown has halted important scientific research
Disrupted funding for federal science hurts Western lands and economies.

Book Reviews

Photos: Life in migration
Photos: Life in migration
Wildlife species make their quests to mate, give birth, feed and seek shelter across the American West.
An outsider’s perspective on the West
An outsider’s perspective on the West
A Basque writer transplanted to Nevada takes a critical look at American culture.

Heard Around the West

Seattle’s highway hell; crazy river questions; a sweet spill
Seattle’s highway hell; crazy river questions; a sweet spill
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

Road trips and the Rusty Spur
Road trips and the Rusty Spur
Editorial staffers take a retreat and speak at several panels.

Letters

Suspicious spending
Another badly written initiative
Taxes vs. common sense
Climate conflations
The Carbon Dividend Act
Part of the problem
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