Youth

Can 21 young people sue the government over climate change?
Can 21 young people sue the government over climate change?
The Supreme Court will decide this week whether to let the trial begin on Oct. 29.
Where are the Indigenous children who never came home?
Where are the Indigenous children who never came home?
An untold number of students at Carlisle Indian School disappeared. Tribal nations raise the stakes in search of answers.
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Students explore nature in densely built Los Angeles
Educators hope this elementary school will foster a commitment to science and conservation.
After reunion deadline, many families remain separated
After reunion deadline, many families remain separated
The chances of reuniting immigrant parents and children may dwindle with time.
How a Montana school is combating bullying and suicide
How a Montana school is combating bullying and suicide
An assembly acknowledges elementary students’ pain and teaches them to speak up.
A curriculum to help students build healthy relationships
A curriculum to help students build healthy relationships
In Montana, middle-schoolers are learning the importance of resiliency and support.
Montana teens organize to prevent suicides
Montana teens organize to prevent suicides
‘Students have decided that to make change, we need to be the change.’
Why I’m teaching my daughters how to hunt
Why I’m teaching my daughters how to hunt
A father passes a three-generation family tradition down to his children.
The West’s students rally for gun reform
The West’s students rally for gun reform
Students across the region join the National Walkout Day protest for school safety.
A football team on the edge of the world
A football team on the edge of the world
The Barrow High School Whalers in Alaska are nearly 500 miles away from the nearest opponent.
The teenage whaler’s tale
The teenage whaler’s tale
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
Young people are suing over climate change
Young people are suing over climate change
The Constitution may hold the key to climate action.
The Forest Service relaxes restrictions on recreation
The Forest Service relaxes restrictions on recreation
The permitting change could give guided groups more access.
Inside Wyoming’s rough, tough underground
Inside Wyoming’s rough, tough underground
Boom and bust cycles shape the fates of Wyoming’s young people.
Science education program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at their source
Science education program teaches impacts of fossil fuels at their source
In Colorado’s oil- and gas-producing counties, science teachers broach a thorny subject in their own backyard.
The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West
The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West
Latinos make up 21 percent of the region’s electorate, and election-day turn-out is on the rise.
In Wyoming, the future of Native health depends on kids
In Wyoming, the future of Native health depends on kids
Infant mortality among Wyoming’s Native population is more than double that of the state's white population.
Should states be responsible for protecting the atmosphere?
Should states be responsible for protecting the atmosphere?
A youth-led climate action campaign in Oregon gets its days in court.
Children in Alaska’s barbaric country
Children in Alaska’s barbaric country
As parents, we watch our kids walk into vast new worlds — like it or not.
USDA announces new grants to reduce 'grain drain'
USDA announces new grants to reduce 'grain drain'
With the average age of farmers still rising, grants to help out newbies don't get to the root of the problem.
Young leaders changing the West
Young leaders changing the West
From politicians to climate scientists, meet 10 people under 30 who are shaping the region’s future.
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
A new book explores what the century-old organization looks like today.
Talking with kids about grizzlies
Talking with kids about grizzlies
A volunteer educator reflects on teaching kids about conservation, and learning from them.
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