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A new poll of California voters by Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West shows that despite its reputation as a liberal state, the California political profile is mixed and diverse. Appealing to female voters and independents are pivotal this election season.
Throughout the performance, Jenkinson does not simply list Roosevelt’s accomplishments. Instead, he elucidates why Roosevelt acted in his idiosyncratic way.
A possible reprieve for the Navajo Coal Plant, a group of coal states sues Washington State over its decision to block a shopping terminal’s expansion, Yellowstone National Park names are now part of the national debate over whose history is celebrated, and more news from around the West.
What will it take to improve the health and health care outlook for rural westerners, and how can we best marshal the resources of Stanford University toward that goal? These questions were central to the conference "Uncommon Dialogue: Improving Health and Health Care in the Rural West," which brought together a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to confront a growing crisis.
Stanford historian Ana Raquel Minian explains how undocumented migration from Mexico to the United States become entrenched between 1965 and 1986 in her recently published book.
The forecast: violent and changeable weather in decades to come; Hawaii may ban some sunscreens; L.A. neighbors cite environmental concerns to block low-income development, and other environmental news from the West.
When Jane and Leland Sr. lost their one and only son, Leland Jr., they decided to create a university in his honor. Then, shortly after the university was founded, Leland Sr. died unexpectedly. Jane was left alone, and it was up to her to keep the school running.

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