A federal agency known as the Mineral Management Service, or MMS, has faced scrutiny as of late after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The agency falls under the Department of Interior, headed by former Colorado Senator, Democrat Ken Salazar. But, this isn’t the first time MMS has come under fire. High […]

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With the reintroduction of the wolf into Rocky Mountain regions, some are advocating for hunting the animals. Long time High Country News contributor and contributing Field & Stream editor Hal Herring recently wrote an article entitled “One Way to Save the Wolf: Hunt It.” He speaks to High Country […]

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The deck is looking increasingly stacked against coal in many Western states. With broad bipartisan support and endorsements, Colorado lawmakers recently passed a bill that makes the conversion of three Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas almost a sure bet. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down […]

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · Boonchai Bach is accused of heading a network that dealt in large quantities of poached elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn and other endangered species.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it’s also a generous shared meal of time-honored colorful foods that creates camaraderie. And it’s catching on in the U.S.
 

January 20, 2018 | NPR · Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the ’90s.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · Kamayan is the traditional Filipino way of eating — without utensils. But it’s also a generous shared meal of time-honored colorful foods that creates camaraderie. And it’s catching on in the U.S.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · The Today show anchor answers three questions about the hit-making British band that was founded 20 years ago.
 

January 20, 2018 | NPR · Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the ’90s.
 

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January 20, 2018 | NPR · The Toronto rapper supplies fans with plenty of one-liners with new tracks “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.”
 

January 20, 2018 | NPR · When singer-songwriter MILCK performed at the Women’s March last year, her song, “Quiet,” went viral. Some called it the anthem of a new movement. She talks about her new EP, This Is Not The End.
 

January 19, 2018 | NPR · Family members said they hoped that the cause of his death would spark discussion about the power and danger of opioid drugs.
 

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