T/western-states

  1. Donald Trump: The Gateway Degenerate Editorial, Today

    Republicans in the age of Trump have sadly moved away from morality as a viable concept....

  2. Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives. National, Yesterday

    The victims in Friday’s attack were an Army veteran, a recent college graduate and a poet who spoke out against anti-Muslim prejudice....

  3. Trump’s Hand-to-Hand Combat Editorial, May 27

    An ex-president is blissful; the new one is truculent. Even our allies are avoiding Donald’s clutches....

  4. Liberals Wanted a Fight in Montana. Democratic Leaders Saw a Lost Cause. National, May 26

    Tension between party leaders who will not compete for unlikely seats and an energized base loath to concede anything to Republicans risks demoralizing activists....

  5. Going Beyond Bad Trump Op Ed, May 26

    Montana gave its House seat to a Trump supporter who had just assaulted a reporter for asking about health care legislation....

  6. Two Killed in Portland While Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant, Police Say National, May 27

    The men were fatally stabbed after they tried to stop a man who was yelling at two women who appeared Muslim, the police said....

  7. The Lessons of Montana Op Ed, May 26

    I’m in mourning for the state I thought I knew, but trying to be hopeful for the future....

  8. Greg Gianforte, Montana Republican, Captures House Seat Despite Assault Charge National, May 25

    A wealthy candidate overcame a crisis of his own making, winning a closely watched contest a day after he was accused of physically attacking a reporter....

  9. A Journalist Was Body Slammed, but Some Conservatives Want the News Media to Apologize Business, May 25

    The treatment of a reporter by Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in a Montana special election, was either “outrageous” or “totally out of character,” depending on whom you ask....

  10. Don’t Judge Montana for a Single Body Slam Op Ed, May 25

    Greg Gianforte doesn’t represent this state. O.K., he does now, but you get what I mean....

  11. Journalism in the Age of the Body Slam Op Ed, May 25

    Had the reporter in Montana been attacked by a Democrat rather than a Republican, he would have been hailed as a victim of liberal rage....

  12. Now Montana Knows Why Early Voting Is Bad Op Ed, May 25

    Two of the state’s newspapers retracted their endorsements of Greg Gianforte. Voters don’t have that luxury....

  13. Who Is Greg Gianforte? National, May 25

    Mr. Gianforte, who was charged with misdemeanor assault on Wednesday, was elected to the House of Representatives on Thursday....

  14. G.O.P. Candidate in Montana House Race Is Accused of Attacking Reporter National, May 24

    The incident, after questions about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, brought police officers to the event and sent the reporter to the hospital for X-rays....

  15. What to Watch in Montana’s Special Election National, May 25

    An election for the state’s open House seat turned remarkably ugly in its final hours, with the Republican candidate being charged with assaulting a reporter....

  16. Montana Republican Greg Gianforte, Charged With Assault, Awaits Fate in Vote National, May 24

    The incident, after questions about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, brought police officers to the event and sent the reporter to the hospital for X-rays....

  17. $2.3 Million Homes in Colorado, South Carolina and Massachusetts Real Estate, May 24

    A modernist house in Boulder; a country-style home outside Charleston; and a 1775 house in Stockbridge....

  18. What You Get for $2.3 Million Slideshow, May 24

    A modernist house in Boulder; a country-style home outside Charleston; and a 1775 house in Stockbridge are on the market....

  19. What You Get for $2.3 Million Slideshow, May 24

    A modernist house in Boulder; a country-style home outside Charleston; and a 1775 house in Stockbridge are on the market.

  20. Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park Interactive, May 24

    Glacier National Park’s eponymous ice formations lost more than a third of their area between 1966 and 2015. See how every glacier in the park has retreated over 50 years....

  21. For a Hotel Beekeeper, Honey Is Just the Beginning Travel, May 24

    Noel Patterson educates guests at the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson on the importance of bees, leads tastings and encourages backyard hives....

  22. Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park Interactive, May 24

    Glacier National Park’s eponymous ice formations lost more than a third of their area between 1966 and 2015. See how every glacier in the park has retreated over 50 years.

  23. Since Ouster, Sheriff Arpaio Has Lots of Time, but Not for Regrets National, May 23

    The Arizona sheriff, tough on inmates and accused of targeting Latinos in Maricopa County, reflects on his reputation and his decades in law enforcement.

  24. Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs National, May 23

    The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve....

  25. What Scandal? In Montana Race, a Republican Is Following the Trump Playbook National, May 22

    As the president is mired in controversy, a Republican candidate is barreling toward a special election with the full-throated endorsement of President Trump....

  26. Seattle Climbs but Austin Sprawls: The Myth of the Return to Cities Upshot, May 22

    The nation is continuing to become more suburban, with sprawling metro areas spreading out further. But the most dense places are tending to become denser....

  27. Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy National, May 21

    In Utah, the 3.1 percent jobless rate has helped drive up wages, and the biggest problem is no longer a dearth of jobs but of people to do them....

  28. Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Slideshow, May 21

    See what Vanessa Hudgens, Halsey, John Legend and more wore to the show in Las Vegas....

  29. Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Slideshow, May 21

    See what Vanessa Hudgens, Halsey, John Legend and more wore to the show in Las Vegas.

  30. Wind Project in Wyoming Envisions Coal Miners as Trainees Business, May 21

    A Chinese turbine maker with a practice of seeking local workers sees benefit in focusing attention on a core group of Trump supporters in need of jobs....

  31. 24 Hours of Music, Yoga and Art Video, May 21

    Spend a day in Arcosanti, Ariz., where the FORM Festival curates more than just the musicians. Attendees must fill out an application to attend the three-day event, which includes meditative mornings and performance art pieces....

  32. Outside Washington’s ‘Blazing Inferno,’ Democrats Seek an Agenda National, May 20

    While party leaders in Washington focus on President Trump’s troubles, candidates in the states are trying to devise a message to reach the voters they need to win back....

  33. Governor Pardons Prisoner in ICE Custody as Lengthy Battle Continues National, May 19

    A native of Cuba, Rene Lima-Marin built a life after he was accidentally released from prison. Then he was rearrested. Now, he hopes to avoid deportation....

  34. Steven Cohen Makes a Comeback at Premier Hedge Fund Conference Business, May 19

    Barred from managing outside money until next year, the billionaire schmoozed with hedge fund titans, politicians and potential investors....

  35. Mayor’s Fall in Seattle Shakes the Gay Community He Rose From National, May 19

    Accusations that Ed Murray paid teenagers for sex in the 1980s, which led to a decision not to seek re-election, have brought uncertainty and sadness....

  36. Las Vegas Officer Uses Stun Gun and Choke Hold on Man Who Dies National, May 17

    The officer, Kenneth Lopera, 31, believed the man, Tashi Farmer, 40, was trying to carjack a vehicle, an undersheriff said at a news conference....

  37. Alex Jones Retracts Chobani Claims to Resolve Lawsuit Business, May 17

    Accounts tied to the right-wing radio show host had falsely reported that the company’s factory in Idaho was connected to a sexual assault and tuberculosis cases....

  38. A Pet Tortoise Who Will Outlive Us All Magazine, May 17

    It’s humbling to care for an animal that reminds you, each day, of your own imminent death....

  39. What the D.J. Kaskade Can’t Travel Without Travel, May 17

    He is a fan of flip-flops, headphones and compression socks....

  40. Crossing Nevada? With New Speed Limit, One Part May Be Just a Blur National, May 15

    Under a new law, motorists are now welcome to drive as fast as 80 miles per hour on a 130-mile stretch of Interstate 80....

  41. American Vistas, ‘Tributes to Awe’ Letters, May 15

    A reader worries about the Bears Ears National Monument and other natural treasures....

  42. Battle Over Bears Ears Heats Up as Trump Rethinks Its Monument Status National, May 14

    President Trump’s move to reconsider the conservation area has thrust southeast Utah back to the front line in the fight over how much control Washington should have over Western lands....

  43. Where Anti-Tax Fervor Means ‘All Services Will Cease’ National, May 13

    Some voters in rural Oregon are seeing what happens when taxpayers force government into retreat. Libraries are blinking out. Jails might be next....

  44. In Reversal, E.P.A. Eases Path for a Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay National, May 12

    The agency settled a lawsuit over Obama-era policies, possibly allowing a large open-pit mine to move ahead. Environmentalists and residents expressed opposition....

  45. Tillerson, in Alaska, Gives No Hint on Paris Climate Accord National, May 11

    At a meeting of the Arctic Council, the secretary of state was noncommittal when asked about the administration’s view on the landmark climate agreement....

  46. Mormon Church Ends Sponsorship of Boy Scouts for Older Teenagers National, May 11

    The church said it was grateful for the continued support of the scouting programs but that it would tailor its programs with its own teachings....

  47. Special Election Fights Expose House Republicans’ Squabbles With White House National, May 11

    Two surprisingly close races resulting from the president’s appointments are generating friction between the Trump administration and the party campaign committee....

  48. Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, Seattle Mayor Won’t Seek Re-election National, May 10

    Four men have accused Ed Murray, Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, of sexually abusing them as minors during the 1980s. The mayor maintains that he is innocent....

  49. $1.9 Million Homes in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee Real Estate, May 10

    A modernist house in Portland; an old stone home outside Philadelphia; and a 2015 traditional house built in Nashville....

  50. What You Get for … $1,900,000 Slideshow, May 10

    A modernist house in Portland; an old stone home outside Philadelphia; and a 2015 traditional house built in Nashville....

  51. What You Get for … $1,900,000 Slideshow, May 10

    A modernist house in Portland; an old stone home outside Philadelphia; and a 2015 traditional house built in Nashville.

  52. Summer Camp for the Family Travel, May 9

    Archery, sailing, horseback riding and more: Resorts and ranches are offering a sleepaway experience that parents and children can share....

  53. Man Arrested in 9 ‘Serial Street Shooter’ Killings in Phoenix National, May 8

    Aaron Saucedo, 23, has been booked on nine counts of homicide and three of attempted homicide, among other charges, Arizona officials said Monday....

  54. Tundra May Be Shifting Alaska to Put Out More Carbon Than It Stores, Study Says National, May 8

    Researchers focused on warmer weather that keeps the tundra from freezing until later, allowing processes that release carbon dioxide to continue longer....

  55. Will Bears Ears Be the Next Standing Rock? Op Ed, May 6

    President Trump’s plan to review and possibly reverse his predecessor’s protection of a wild swath of Utah threatens Indian sovereignty....

  56. Justice Department Expands Its Inquiry Into Uber’s Greyball Tool Business, May 5

    Officials in Portland, Ore., and Philadelphia are working with the federal agency to look into Uber’s use of a tool that allowed it to operate while evading law enforcement agencies....

  57. G.O.P. House Candidate in Montana Is Caught on Tape Praising Health Bill National, May 5

    The House’s vote to repeal Obamacare has extended to Montana’s special congressional election, in which the Republican nominee had, at first, tried to distance himself from the measure....

  58. Daily Report: Uber Stays in the Spotlight Business, May 5

    A report that Uber is the subject of a federal criminal probe over a tool to foil regulatory crackdowns is only one of the troubles the company has faced....

  59. How Democrats Can Win in the West Op Ed, May 5

    There’s no secret. Even red-state voters will embrace progressive ideas if you get out and talk with them....

  60. No Country for This Old Man Op Ed, May 5

    Trump, as president, hasn’t been west of the Mississippi. Now he’s punishing the region, blue and red states alike....

  61. Companies Compete but Won’t Let Their Workers Do the Same Op Ed, May 4

    Once reserved for upper management, noncompetes now cover one-sixth of the nation’s workers, restricting choice and suppressing wages....

  62. Why Two Volcanoes in Hawaii Are So Close, but So Different Science, May 3

    A model to explain why neighboring Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are so different could offer insights into Earth’s deep geological history....

  63. On Safari in the City: A Guide to Urban Wildlife Viewing Travel, May 2

    On your next visit to Austin, Chicago or other urban ecosystems, keep an eye out for coyotes, prairie dogs and free-tailed bats.

  64. The New Threat to Wolves in and Around Yellowstone Science, May 1

    Packs of the animals, once endangered, have flourished, but biologists worry about the effects of renewed hunting outside the national park.

  65. Yellow-Light Crusader Fined for Doing Math Without a License Business Day, April 30

    An Oregon man who questioned the timing of a traffic light is fined $500 for engaging in the “practice of engineering” without a state-issued license.

  66. Readers React: Dispute Over Gay Clergy U.S., April 30

    The high court of the United Methodist Church admonished segments of the denomination for allowing clergy and a bishop who are openly gay, further splintering the church.