Western states

Opinion

Opinion: Drought Will Destabilize the West, Forcing Huge Changes

The big story isn’t in Washington. It’s out West. It’s the drought. After the fires have gone out (there are 80), the crops have failed, the herds have been culled, and the home lawns and gardens have shriveled up, the re-engineering of the West will have to begin. Many things will have to change. Technology

Drought

Arizona’s current historic drought may be ‘baseline for the future’

Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel Tuesday. The period from last April to this March was the driest in the last 126 years for Arizona and other Western states, witnesses said. It

Elections

In new Electoral College map, shifting battleground dynamics

The 2020 census is shifting states’ clout in presidential politics. And while the changes won’t upend the parties’ basic strategies for securing the votes needed to win the White House, they do hint at new paths emerging. The 2020 census population counts announced this week will result in 13 states seeing a change in their

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