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'A crisis ignored'

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'A crisis ignored'
By Mountain West News • Issue #297 • View online

Looking for answers on MMIP Awareness Day
From “A Crisis Ignored,” a USA TODAY Network series on the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic:
'My daughter is missing': New laws fail to shield Indigenous women from higher murder rates
'Don't overlook us': Slow Amber Alert rollout reflects missing, murdered Indigenous crisis
'Just another dead Indian': Indigenous woman's murder shows systemic struggles in MMIW cases
And more reporting on the crisis:
‘There’s just no answers’: Families and tribes plead for resources on MMIWG Day
U.S. panel to focus on Native American missing, slain cases
Views from above
Taking stock of Rocky Mountain snowpack
Satellite imagery reveals ‘unprecedented’ die-off of junipers in Northern Arizona
Satellite images show disappearance of iconic Canadian glacier
Growing pains
Poll finds three-quarters of Montanans worried about housing affordability
New growth estimates show Treasure Valley saw big increase in last two years
New study shows development, human activity threatening wildlife
Million-dollar lake homes in Montana and Idaho sell for double what they did two years ago
An affordable housing fight in Vail is pitting the ski resort against some residents, the town, and bighorn sheep
How a mobile home park in Durango saved itself from the affordable housing crisis
Fire scars
New Mexico wildfire is ‘burning down a way of life’
Will massive Western wildfires leave more or less water in rivers?
The Forest Service rushes to hire enough firefighters ahead of wildfire season
Small particles from wildfire smoke can lodge deep within your lungs, aerosol scientist explains
New drones could spot wildfires earlier, even help snuff them out
‘Stripped of everything,’ survivors of Colorado’s most destructive fire face slow recoveries and a growing climate threat
Last summer's B.C., Alberta heat wave was among most extreme since 1960s, study shows
Drought monitor
Stifling drought to take its toll on Great Salt Lake, lawns, wildlife and why recent rains won’t change that
As Colorado River shrinks, pain of drought to spread
Invasive plants are slurping up precious water in drought-stricken southwest Colorado
Drought prompts ‘unprecedented’ Flaming Gorge drawdown
To refine water forecasts, Western cities map snow by plane
Hey bear
Grizzly 399’s four cubs will soon reach a life-or-death crossroads
Opinion: This grizzly family comes with paparazzi
Grizzly bear confirmed in North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown
Are grizzly attacks really on the rise?
Public lands report
What’s in Joe Manchin’s outdoor recreation bill, and how would it impact Utah?
Could Biden's conservation plan boost overlooked BLM lands?
Bipartisan forces taking aim at 1872 mining law
Hunters face new corner-crossing trespass charges in Wyoming
Skiers, public get more time to comment on Grand Teton's bighorn plans, possible closures
What else we're reading today
Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans.
No more s’mores: Is this the end of campfires in Colorado?
A rural Colorado high school teaches Indigenous traditions with help from Northern Arapaho Tribe
Standing on the Continental Divide, where wind energy could reshape the West
How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold public schools hostage
History Repeats: The Rattlesnake Field and Aneth oil
Ninth Circuit declines to stop tribal bison hunt in Montana
Bird flu takes unheard-of toll on bald eagles, other birds
Hundreds of local news job cuts expected at Lee Enterprises
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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