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9 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World

Here are some of the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the internet.<p>Kate Bellm's psychedelic landscapes and dreamy portraits of free-spirited people living their best life create a world into which the viewer can escape. In this world there are no jobs to run off to or …

Journalism

House chairman invites Patagonia CEO to testify on monuments

A House chairman has invited the CEO of outdoor retailer Patagonia to testify before his committee amid an ongoing clash between the two over …

Barack Obama

Administration eyes tax cuts for the wealthy as it seeks to hike Park Service fees

If it were up to Republicans, oil and gas company CEOs would have more access to our public lands than the average American - and the average …

Ryan Zinke

Same-Sex Native American Couple Hopes to Break Barriers Through Dance

A same-sex couple who fell in love while performing on the pow wow dance circuit is hoping they can bring confidence to other young Native Americans …

Native Americans

Native American artists garner recognition—at last

Controversy over the disputed Cherokee identity of the artist Jimmie Durham—who is not enrolled in any tribe—has erupted this year as his major …

Art

This Week In Credit Card News: How The Fed Rate Hike Hurts You; Financially Helping Your Grown Kids?

<i>How The Fed Interest Rate Hike Could Affect Your Wallet</i><p>Monthly payments on credit cards, adjustable-rate mortgages and home equity lines are expected to increase after the Federal Reserve lifted its benchmark short-term interest Wednesday for the third time in 2017. The Fed lifted its federal funds …

Entrepreneurship

Bill to ease Dodd-Frank rules gets chilly reception in House

Bipartisan legislation in the Senate to roll back parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law is running into trouble in the House.

Dodd-Frank

President Trump's National Monument Rollback Is Illegal And Likely to Be Reversed in Court

On Dec. 4, President Trump traveled to Utah to sign proclamations downsizing Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante …

Conservation

In-depth: A view from all sides in the fight for land rights in Utah

It was quiet in the newsroom because the news hadn’t happened yet. Three hours before President Donald Trump’s Dec. 4 conference in Salt Lake City, each of the studio’s TVs was turned to a different network. On every station, the news anchors chatted small talk, half-interested and bored. It was …

Conservative View

A year after girl killed, Navajo Nation to get alert system

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a year after a Native American girl was killed and her tribe was criticized for not having an alert system in …

Native Americans

L.A. backs requirements that could freeze out Wells Fargo from city contract

Los Angeles lawmakers pressed forward Wednesday with new requirements that likely would prevent Wells Fargo from hanging on to a multimillion-dollarcontract with the city.<p>The decision is the latest fallout from the scandal surrounding Wells Fargo, which admitted to creating as many as 3.5 million …

Wells Fargo

Banking on the Wells Fargo Windfall - Bloomberg Gadfly

For Wells Fargo & Co., is the worst over? The scandal-plagued bank's recent stock revival suggests yes, maybe it is. But even if there are more …

Finance

Navajo nation accuses Wells Fargo of fraudulent account openings

The Navajo Nation’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo & Co, accusing it of preying on the tribe’s most vulnerable members, including the elderly, by opening bank accounts without their consent.<p>The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico by …

Law

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it's suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking …

Banking

Fluid Transitions for Veterans

<b>Words and photography by Morgan Mason</b><p>The sparse desert landscape fills the horizon. Limestone canyon walls erupt 1,500 feet up from the banks of the …

Kayaking

Nicco Montano makes history as the 1st Native American UFC champion

Women's flyweight division champ fought with a broken foot<p>For the first time in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, a Native American fighter has …

Aboriginal Canadians

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President Donald Trump not only trimmed and broke up the Bears Ears National Monument when he visited Utah last week. He also renamed it with the …

National Parks

Follow in the footsteps of Ancestral Puebloans at these ancient sites

I am walking where Ancestral Puebloans walked 1,000 years ago. I'm tracing their strides as I step toward a square stone tower clinging to a …

National Parks

Mills and Boon author who saved refugees

Ida Cook | Hats and gloves | Native American land | Carols from King’s | Esperanto<p>How inspiring to read of the charity Safe Passage and its work (G2, 7 December) Safe Passage is also the title of the autobiography of Ida Cook, an “old girl” of my former school, the Duchess’s School in Alnwick, …

West Yorkshire

An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant.

As law enforcement officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from …

Injustice

The Poetry of Systems

For Ophelia Dahl and Partners in Health, the time to fix global health care is in between crises.<p>In many ways, life in Great Missenden was idyllic, bucolic, sweet. The author Roald Dahl and the movie star Patricia Neal called their cottage there, in the rolling English countryside of …

Disease

While You Were Offline: The Great Patagonia Protest of 2017

Who can even manage to get into the holiday spirit considering the whirlwind week that just passed? Not only was Southern California on fire, but …

Robert Mueller

Oil and Gas Drilling Encroaches on Chaco Canyon

More than 1,000 years ago, ancient Pueblans built fantastic complexes of great houses with hundreds of rooms, ceremonial temples, sophisticated solar …

Adventure Travel

New Mexico school closed indefinitely after deadly shooting

AZTEC, N.M. — A northwestern New Mexico high school where a deadly shooting occurred will remain closed until further notice.<p>Authorities say …

Education

Trump's Assault on National Monuments, in the Name of ''Jobs,'' Should Not Be Believed

Thousands of people converged on the steps of Utah's State Capital building to protest President Trump's plan to shrink protected areas across the …

Liberal View

‘The President Stole Your Land,’ So Here's What You Can Do About It

President Trump will shrink two Utah national monuments by almost two million acres, many of which could be opened up for drilling under the rollback.<p>Have you heard? “The president stole your land,” and it’s the largest rollback of protected natural land in modern U.S. history. President Trump …

Conservation

Two Students Killed in New Mexico High School Shooting

There have been over 250 school shootings in the United States since 2013.<p>MORE: San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting: 3 Dead, 1 Hospitalized<p>On Thursday two students, <b>Casey Marquez</b>, a cheerleader and <b>Francisco Fernandez</b>, football player, were shot and killed in <b>Aztec High School</b>, Aztec, New …

Education

Indian Country News: A monumental blow to tribes

<i>Indian Country News is a weekly note from</i> High Country News<i>, as we continue to broaden our coverage of tribal affairs across the West.</i><p>This week …

National Parks

Trump-free Friday politics roundup: Dec. 8

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: A congressional staff squeezes a squeeze ball in the shape of the Capitol Dome as she donates blood during a blood drive …

U.S. Politics

Petition Seeking Split of Central Consolidated School District Is Certified

FARMINGTON — The proposed split of the Central Consolidated School District would pull one-third of the district’s schools and a student population …

Education