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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

After decades of stresses, can the lesser prairie-chicken survive Oklahoma’s new wind farms? BY BRYCE MCELHANEY | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 04...

The Shifting complexion of McDonald County

The Shifting complexion of McDonald County

When a small town changes so dramatically, how do neighbors get along? BY ROSE HANSEN | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 04 Noel, Mo.,...

Ears to the Ground

Ears to the Ground

Ranchers and government agents. Prairie dogs and the ferrets that eat them. An unlikely team of rivals is making stewardship...

Bomberger Brown bands a cliff swallow.

Building a Better Swallow

As humans restructure the landscape, one species changes with it. BY CONOR GEARIN | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 04 Evolution can happen any day,...

Oklahoma’s New Liquor Laws are Better for Business ­— Or Are They?

Oklahoma’s New Liquor Laws are Better for Business ­— Or Are They?

State Question 792 leaves rules in the air. Liquor store owners speak up. BY JORGE KRZYZANIAK | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 03 The...

Election Uncertainy: From Bogota to Norman

Election Uncertainy: From Bogota to Norman

Healing, history and concerns for the future, from a Colombian perspective BY JORGE KRZYZANIAK | THE NEW TERRITORY ISSUE 03 Colombia is not...

The Man Who Was Twain’s Mysterious Stranger

The Man Who Was Twain’s Mysterious Stranger

A newly discovered letter reveals Mark Twain’s biographer and literary executor as a charmer who was either a liar or...

Dividing Lines

Dividing Lines

Is it fair to make people pay for a public service? It’s a question civic leaders put off for half...

Tainted Spring: How well-meaning conservationists spawned a fish invasion

Tainted Spring: How well-meaning conservationists spawned a fish invasion

Asian carp proponents believed they were saving the planet. Who could have known the problems they would cause? BY ANDREW...

We Are Vital

We Are Vital

The idea that neighbors can be the best human resource is one We Are Vital hopes to preserve and celebrate....

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