T/western-states

  1. Bombing Range or Nature Preserve? A Battle for Control of the Nevada Desert U.S., Yesterday

    The Air Force is trying to expand its warfare training zone in Nevada, closing off parts of a wildlife refuge.

  2. Answers to Key Questions in the Case of Oregon’s Vanishing Republicans U.S., June 24

    Republican lawmakers left the Oregon State Capitol last week over a climate change bill they oppose. As Democrats wait and the police pursue them, the bill hangs in the balance.

  3. Why Oregon Republicans Vanished Over a Climate Change Vote U.S., June 24

    Republican lawmakers left the Oregon State Capitol last week to prevent a vote on a climate change bill they oppose. As the police pursue them and the Democrats wait, the bill hangs in the balance.

  4. Hawaii Plane Crash Kills 11 People, Officials Say U.S., June 22

    The plane was carrying passengers on a skydiving trip when it crashed around 6:30 p.m. on Friday while taking off, the authorities said.

  5. What’s Killing Pacific Whales? Opinion, June 22

    Emaciated gray whales are washing ashore dead. Scientists are trying to solve the mystery.

  6. Who Gets to Own the West? U.S., June 22

    A new group of billionaires is shaking up the landscape.

  7. Hawaii Plane Crash Kills 9, Officials Say U.S., June 22

    The twin-engine plane, which crashed Friday night on Oahu’s North Shore, was used in a skydiving operation, Honolulu’s fire chief said.

  8. A Climate Bill Sets Off Tumult: Republicans Flee, Police Follow U.S., June 20

    In Oregon, where Democrats control the statehouse, outnumbered Republicans disappeared to delay a vote on a cap-and-trade bill.

  9. In Hawaii, Construction to Begin on Disputed Telescope Project Science, June 20

    Work on the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bitterly opposed by Hawaiian activists, could start soon.

  10. The Supreme Court Is Showing an Instinct for Self-Preservation, at Least Until Next Year’s Election Opinion, June 20

    The court has passed on contentious cases about abortion and the rights of same-sex couples. Will it now drop the census case?

  11. The Supreme Court Is Showing an Instinct for Self-Preservation, at Least Until Next Year’s Election Opinion, June 20

    The court has passed on contentious cases about abortion and the rights of same-sex couples. Will it now drop the census case?

  12. Alaska Teenager Plotted Best Friend’s Murder for $9 Million, Police Say U.S., June 19

    A man who met Denali Brehmer online offered her the money to arrange the killing of Cynthia Hoffman, 19, and document the crime with photos and video, the authorities said.

  13. Reparations Are Rare in America, but They Have Been Paid Before U.S., June 19

    With a renewed focus on reparations for slavery, what lessons can be drawn from payments to victims of other historical injustices in America?

  14. Reparations Are Rare in America, but They Have Been Paid Before U.S., June 19

    With a renewed focus on reparations for slavery, what lessons can be drawn from payments to victims of other historical injustices in America?

  15. $1.5 Million Homes in Texas, Massachusetts and Oregon Real Estate, June 19

    A creek-side home in Dallas, an 1872 Victorian in Salem and a Craftsman-style house in the Willamette Valley.

  16. What You Get for $1.5 Million Slideshow, June 19

    A creek-side home in Dallas, an 1872 Victorian in Salem and a Craftsman-style house in the Willamette Valley.

  17. Is the Show ‘Cops’ Committing Crimes Itself? Opinion, June 18

    Along with the show’s history of coercion and complicity in abuse, Police Departments featured can effectively make “any changes they deem necessary.”

  18. Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot Interactive, June 18

    Rising concerns about housing affordability, racial inequality and climate change are causing cities nationwide to re-examine their attachment to the detached house.

  19. A Beached Whale Needs Somewhere to Rot. How About Your Place? U.S., June 17

    So many gray whales have been washing up in Washington State this year that officials are short of places to put them, and are asking coastal landowners to volunteer. Some have said yes.

  20. Family Threatened by Phoenix Police Rejects Apology as a ‘Sham’ U.S., June 17

    A department with a record number of shootings last year was shown on video aiming a gun in a shoplifting case. Critics say officers routinely blame residents for their use of force.

  21. Family Threatened by Phoenix Police Rejects Apology as a ‘Sham’ U.S., June 17

    A department with a record number of shootings last year was shown on video aiming a gun in a shoplifting case. Critics say officers routinely blame residents for their use of force.

  22. Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Guns on Family Over Report of Stolen Doll U.S., June 16

    A family has taken the first step to file a lawsuit against Phoenix police after they say officers threatened to shoot them during a shoplifting investigation.

  23. Killing of 5 on Indian Reservation Underscores Challenge With Violent Crime U.S., June 12

    Last year, leaders of the Yakama Nation declared a public safety crisis, citing an “epidemic of drug use” and “disregard for the rule of law.”

  24. An Arizona Teacher Helped Migrants. Jurors Couldn’t Decide if It Was a Crime. U.S., June 11

    The trial of Scott Warren, a 36-year-old teacher, on charges of helping migrants who had illegally crossed the border ended with a hung jury on Tuesday.

  25. Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Lawsuit by States Business, June 11

    Ten attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit to block the $26 billion deal between the third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers in the United States.

  26. Tariff Fight Reveals Republican Divisions in Up-for-Grabs Arizona U.S., June 11

    Thanks to the influx of college-educated transplants and the mobilization of Latino voters, Arizona has become a key state in 2020 politics.

  27. To Map a Coral Reef, Peel Back the Seawater Science, June 10

    This scientist couple created an airborne observatory to map tropical forests. Now they’re using it to identify threatened reefs.

  28. As Students Clamor for More on Climate Change, Portland Heeds the Call U.S., June 9

    Three years after the school board passed a resolution mandating climate justice education in all public schools, a rollout may be coming.

  29. The Anti-College Is on the Rise Opinion, June 8

    Students, teachers and reformers are pushing back against the failures of mainstream higher education.

  30. Columbine High School Could Be Torn Down to Deter Copycats U.S., June 7

    Calling the school “a source of inspiration” for potential gun violence, the school superintendent has suggested razing the site of the horrific 1999 shooting.

  31. Celebrating the Bauhaus in … Aspen? Travel, June 7

    You don’t have to go to Germany to get a strong dose of the art school’s provocative design during its centennial year.

  32. The F.B.I. Once Helped in the Hunt for Bigfoot U.S., June 6

    In 1976, a Bigfoot researcher asked the F.B.I. for help. Would it test a hair sample for him? According to newly released documents, the answer was yes.

  33. Ex-Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Was Killed After Placing Craigslist Ad, Police Say U.S., June 6

    The police have obtained a warrant charging Derrick M. Decoste, 25, with murder and robbery in the killing of John Capparelli at his Nevada home in March.

  34. Who Were the Ancestors of Native Americans? A Lost People in Siberia, Scientists Say Science, June 5

    Genetic analysis of ancient teeth and bones suggests Native Americans largely descend from a vanished group called the Ancient Paleo-Siberians.

  35. With 2020 Looming, Parties Fight State by State Over Voting Access U.S., June 3

    Legislative battles over plans to tighten voting and registration rules have gained urgency with a pivotal election 18 months away. Arizona’s skirmishes are a prime example.

  36. Colorado Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors U.S., June 1

    Colorado on Friday became the 18th state to ban “conversion therapy,” a discredited practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender expression.

  37. Philip Green, U.K. Fashion Mogul, Charged With Assault in U.S. in Groping Case World, June 1

    The Top Shop owner faces four counts of misdemeanor assault in Arizona after a Pilates instructor accused him of unwanted groping and sexually inappropriate behavior.

  38. 25 Writers on Their Favorite Beach Vacations Travel, May 31

    From paddleboarding in Colorado to bachata music in Puerto Rico, we asked writers to tell us what makes their beach vacations the best.

  39. 36 Hours in Bend, Ore. (and Environs) Travel, May 30

    This small, woodsy city is the perfect base for family fun, with enough hiking, fishing, biking, doughnut-eating and parental beer-sipping to keep everybody happy.

  40. The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us U.S., May 30

    In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either because they’re still struggling, or because they feel that the L.G.B.T.Q. community has forgotten them.

  41. Lady Gaga, Tyra Banks and the Disneyfication of Fashion Fashion, May 30

    Shopping has always been about amusement. Now it’s going to be about amusement parks.

  42. A School of Fish, Captured in a Fossil Science, May 29

    A slab of rock and the methods used to study it could offer clues to when a behavior common in fishes first evolved.

  43. To Stop Border Crossings, the U.S. Made the Journey Deadlier Interactive, May 29

    The Trump administration’s criminalization of humanitarian aid at the border could make it even worse.

  44. Reporting on the Retirees Making Migrants’ Journeys a Little Easier Reader Center, May 29

    Immigration-enforcement agencies have come to rely on nonprofits and their army of volunteers to help send migrants on their way. In Tucson, I met a few.

  45. Border Wall on Private Land in New Mexico Fuels Backlash U.S., May 28

    A group that pushes for stricter border control is spending $6 million to construct less than a mile of border fencing on private land in southern New Mexico.