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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May 23, 2016 | NPR · The McCaugheys inspired awe and debate over fertility treatment when they were born more than 18 years ago. Now that they have graduated, the siblings plan to take different paths.
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · The Oversight Committee has criticized TSA for giving Kelly Hoggan bonuses despite security problems under his leadership. The agency has also been under fire for long screening lines for travelers.
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case; for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia; and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · When Candice Hoyes sings, she’s channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her debut album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre’s storied roots.
 

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May 23, 2016 | FA · In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are “two sides of the same coin.”
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · Two years after he was caught texting crotch shots, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner was back in the spotlight, running for mayor. A new documentary chronicles his scandal-plagued campaign.
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · Will Toledo and his band performed at Black Cat in D.C. on May 23.
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · When Candice Hoyes sings, she’s channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her debut album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre’s storied roots.
 

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May 23, 2016 | NPR · The former Antony And The Johnsons singer’s first solo album combines dance beats with a stark look at global strife. “Raising your voice is the antidote to a sense of powerlessness,” she says.
 

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