T/western-states

  1. White Supremacist Gang Attacked Black D.J. at Seattle-Area Bar, Authorities Say Express, Yesterday

    Local officials charged eight people in the assault and asked the F.B.I. to look into bringing federal hate crime charges.

  2. After the Earthquake, Anchorage Goes Back to School National, Yesterday

    Some 48,000 students returned to class this week for the first time since the earthquake. Even before the quake, the school system had wrestled with tumult.

  3. Man Smashes Rare Mayan and Chinese Works at Denver Art Museum, Police Say Express, Yesterday

    Museum executives said they could not explain why a man pushed over an exhibition case and hurled works by Chinese and Mayan artists to the floor.

  4. A Tragedy in Yemen, Made in America Magazine, Yesterday

    Tracing an airstrike halfway around the world back to an American bomb factory.

  5. What Happens When You Reply All to 22,000 State Workers National, December 10

    Reply All, the scourge that has afflicted office workers everywhere, has hit 22,000 government employees in Utah.

  6. How Phoenix Explains a Rise in Police Violence: It’s the Civilians’ Fault National, December 10

    As other big departments turn to soul-searching and building trust, the Phoenix police accused a blind man of assaulting an officer.

  7. Alaska, Oil and Warming Letters, December 9

    A reader sees a dangerous mix of politics, money and environmental destruction.

  8. The Woman Who Outruns the Men, 200 Miles at a Time Sports, December 5

    Courtney Dauwalter specializes in extremely long races. But her success in winning them has opened a debate about how men’s innate strength advantages apply to endurance sports.

  9. 9-Year-Old Boy Helps Repeal Snowball Throwing Ban in Colorado Town U.S., December 5

    Dane Best of Severance, Colo., successfully lobbied the town of Severance to repeal a ban on snowball throwing that was part of a nearly century-old ordinance.

  10. Attack on Latinos Shines Spotlight on Utah’s Hate Crimes Law Express, December 4

    Before attacking a father and son, a suspect said he wanted to “kill Mexicans.” But under Utah law, he can’t be charged with a hate crime.

  11. Seattle Is Awarded an N.H.L. Expansion Team Sports, December 4

    The new franchise, which is expected to begin playing in 2021, will give the league 32 teams and balance the conferences at 16 teams apiece.

  12. In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska Investigative, December 3

    For decades, opposition to drilling has left the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. Now the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration.

  13. Drilling in the Arctic: Questions for a Polar Bear Expert Investigative, December 3

    The Trump administration is reversing a longstanding ban on oil exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The area is home to about 900 polar bears, which are already struggling because of climate change. Can they withstand another disruption?

  14. The Race for Alaskan Oil: 6 Key Takeaways Investigative, December 3

    For more than a generation, opposition to drilling has left a 19-million-acre wildlife refuge in Alaska largely unscathed. But the region is on the cusp of major change as Washington speedily rolls back protections.

  15. In Unfazed Alaska, a Major Quake Is Just a Bump in the Road National, December 2

    Well, sure, the earth tried to swallow his S.U.V., but Tomasz Sulczynski still had a plane to catch. Alaskans proud of their resilience in the face of a surfeit of natural disasters applauded.

  16. The Anchorage Earthquake Was Terrifying. But the Damage Could’ve Been Much Worse. National, December 1

    Life slowly returned to normal in the Alaskan city, where preparation and rigorous building codes may have saved it from more devastating losses.

  17. Cyril Pahinui, Who Carried a Hawaiian Guitar Legacy, Dies at 68 Culture, December 1

    The son of a pioneer of slack-key guitar, he preserved and extended the tradition, carrying secrets of a family style to the world.

  18. A Close Race, a Mysterious Ballot and Control of Alaska’s House at Stake National, November 30

    A race for the Alaska House has resulted in a tie, prompting a recount. “I hope we don’t have a coin toss,” one of the candidates said.

  19. Scenes From the Alaska Earthquake Video, November 30

    A magnitude 7 earthquake hit Anchorage, causing widespread damage to roads and buildings in the region, and led the governor to issue a declaration of disaster.

  20. A Famous Alpha Wolf’s Daughter, Spitfire, Is Killed by a Hunter Science, November 30

    The shooting of another Lamar Canyon pack member has renewed calls for a buffer between Yellowstone and nearby lands, to protect roaming wolves.

  21. Earthquake Shreds Highways and Sows Panic in South Central Alaska National, November 30

    The earthquake damaged buildings and roads and briefly stoked fears of a tsunami throughout the region.

  22. Ed Pastor, Arizona’s First Hispanic Member of Congress, Dies at 75 Obits, November 30

    A son of a miner, he served 23 years in the House, championing immigration and education reforms as well as universal health care.

  23. Road Crumbles After 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Alaska Video, November 30

    The powerful earthquake caused damage to roads and buildings in Anchorage and nearby areas. The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for parts of Alaska, but later canceled it.

  24. Climate Change Insurance: Buy Land Somewhere Else Real Estate, November 30

    In case global warming makes their homes uninhabitable, some millennials have a Plan B: investing in places like the Catskills, Oregon and Vermont.

  25. Some Marriott Strikes End, but San Francisco Workers Stay Out Travel, November 29

    With a settlement in Hawaii, two-thirds of the almost 8,000 of the hotel giant’s workers who had walked out are back at work, as one of travel’s busiest seasons is underway.

  26. Is Geotagging on Instagram Ruining Natural Wonders? Some Say Yes Express, November 29

    Conservation groups and others are asking social media users not to add precise location tags to photos of fragile ecosystems and wild animals.

  27. $1 Million Homes in Montana, Maryland and New Mexico Real Estate, November 28

    A solar-powered smart home in Martin City, a 1924 Sears Craftsman in Silver Spring and an adobe house in Santa Fe.

  28. What You Get for $1 Million Slideshow, November 28

    A solar-powered smart home in Martin City, Mont.; a 1924 Sears Craftsman in Silver Spring, Md.; and an adobe house in Santa Fe, N.M.

  29. Independent Autopsy of Transgender Asylum Seeker Who Died in ICE Custody Shows Signs of Abuse Express, November 27

    The autopsy raised questions about how Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez, 33, a transgender woman from Honduras, was treated in custody before she died from illness.

  30. Republicans Had One Black Woman in Congress. Now They Have None. Op Ed, November 27

    Mia Love was supposed to be the future. She was really an anomaly.

  31. Interior Department Watchdog Clears Zinke of Wrongdoing in National Monument Inquiry Climate, November 27

    The investigation looked at whether he had redrawn the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to avoid the nearby land holdings of a state lawmaker and supporter of President Donald Trump.

  32. Supreme Court Considers a Thorny Question of Free Speech and Police Power Washington, November 26

    An argument before the court considered whether to allow lawsuits over arrests made in retaliation for the exercise of First Amendment rights.

  33. How to Get the Most Out of a Women’s Ski Camp Travel, November 26

    Three days of concentrated instruction at Alta, near Salt Lake City, provided lessons in skiing the steeps, and a glimpse into why so many women seem to be flocking to these camps.

  34. Marijuana Legalization Threatens These Dogs’ Collars Business, November 24

    Drug-sniffing dogs that are trained to detect marijuana are complicating searches where pot has been legalized. That’s forcing some into early retirement.

  35. A Vegetarian Reporter Explores a Hunting Dilemma Insider, November 24

    During my week with a group of conservationist elk hunters, I put aside my personal dietary restrictions to better understand their perspective.

  36. Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets National, November 24

    Many hunters are ditching traditional ammunition amid mounting evidence that it harms scavengers and pollutes the food people eat.

  37. A Guatemalan Mother Could Lose Her Daughter, Because She’s an American National, November 23

    A Guatemalan migrant separated from her daughter at the border has been told she faces the possible loss of her parental rights, in part because her daughter was born in the United States.

  38. Border Patrol Agent Who Shot Mexican Teenager Is Acquitted of Involuntary Manslaughter Express, November 21

    The case has received close scrutiny because the agent, Lonnie Swartz, was the first in the Border Patrol to face federal murder charges for a cross-border shooting.

  39. Representative Mia Love, Once a Republican Star, Loses Re-election in Utah Politics, November 20

    Ms. Love, the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, was defeated by Ben McAdams, the mayor of Salt Lake County.

  40. How Wildfires Are Making Some California Homes Uninsurable Business, November 20

    “We’re not in a crisis yet, but all of the trends are in a bad direction,” said the insurance commissioner for California, which had to prevent insurers from abruptly dropping fire victims.

  41. Alaskan Salmon Straight to Your Door Dining, November 19

    Bristol Bay, Alaska, had a record-breaking wild sockeye season. Now the fish are available in the lower 48, direct from the fishery.

  42. Chris Watts Gets Life in Prison for Killing Daughters and Pregnant Wife Express, November 19

    The judge called it “perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime I have handled” as he sentenced Mr. Watts to five life sentences without the chance of parole.

  43. Man Who Raped Woman Dying of Overdose Gets Less Than 3 Years U.S., November 19

    Prosecutors and the judge in the case expressed frustration with Washington State laws that they said restricted their ability to seek a harsher punishment.

  44. 3 Girls, United as Refugees, Face Challenges by Climbing Over Them Video, November 17

    Cing Sung, Cing Kim and Cing Lun are refugees from Myanmar now living near Seattle with their families. They participate in a new rock climbing program organized by the International Rescue Committee, which is supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund.

  45. Buying to Last: Back to a Bygone Era Special Sections, November 17

    In an age when almost everything is disposable, some environmentally conscious consumers — and some businesses — are turning to long-lasting, durable products.

  46. The Chart That Shows Some of the Biggest Midterm Surprises Opinion, November 16

    In ballot measure results, red states voted for progressive goals like Medicaid expansion and blue states voted against proposals to protect the environment.

  47. I Would Have Driven Her Anywhere Styles, November 16

    Caring for a mother who suffers from dementia was really hard. I wish I could do it again.

  48. 36 Hours in Denver Travel, November 15

    A weekend in the Mile High City offers something for everyone: a flourishing restaurant scene, microbreweries, miles of trails for skiers and bikers alike, and a vibrant street art movement.

  49. In an Uncertain Real Estate Market, Try Before You Buy Special Sections, November 15

    A sense of uncertainty is causing some buyers, particularly at the high end of the market, to be more discerning.

  50. Woozy With Moderation Op Ed, November 14

    Can Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado run for president as a centrist?

  51. Voters Widely Support Public Schools. So Why Is It So Hard to Pay for Them? National, November 14

    A wave of teacher walkouts helped candidates ride to victory. But when it came to raising state taxes, voters in red and purple states rebelled.

  52. How Kyrsten Sinema Won Her Senate Seat and Pulled Off a Historic Arizona Triumph National, November 13

    Ms. Sinema began her political career as an antiwar activist and then transformed into a pro-business conservative Democrat who often voted alongside Republicans.

  53. Is Arizona the Next Big Democratic Target? Politics, November 13

    In the On Politics newsletter, a Democratic strategist says it might be time for the party to jettison Iowa and Ohio and focus on the Sun Belt — Arizona, Texas and Georgia.

  54. I Take Back My Praise of Jeff Flake’s Book Op Ed, November 13

    He’s a class act with a faint heart.

  55. Arizona Election Results: 6 Key Takeaways on Sinema Victory Politics, November 13

    With Republican politics in Arizona looking less like the brand practiced by moderate senators like John McCain and Jeff Flake, many centrist G.O.P. voters there are politically homeless.

  56. A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger Politics, November 13

    What seemed like a mixed result for Republicans has turned more grim as Democrats continue to pick up seats in the House and statewide gains come into focus.

  57. A Tool of Autocrats Op Ed, November 13

    Marco Rubio and other top Republicans would rather undermine democracy than lose fairly.

  58. Amazon Chooses Queens and a Washington Suburb for ‘Second Headquarters’ Business, November 12

    After a yearlong search for another home, Amazon has finalized plans to split about 50,000 employees between Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City, Va.

  59. Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race National, November 12

    After a delayed count, Ms. Sinema scored a groundbreaking victory for Democrats in a state that has been a Republican bastion for decades.

  60. We’re Suing the Florida Governor. He Should Not Oversee His Own Election. Op Ed, November 12

    A growing number of government officials are misusing their office in egregious ways to try to tilt the electoral playing field in their favor.

  61. Before the Fights Over Recounts: An Election Day Vote on Voting Politics, November 12

    A flurry of ballot measures on Election Day were the latest move to reshape how we vote, and who can cast a ballot.