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New Documentary Explores Tribal Struggles Over Land And Energy Development

Native American tribes continue to fight the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline -- even as the company that owns it says they expect oil to begin flowing within a few weeks. Last year, thousands showed up to protest the pipeline, which would cross near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Many stayed in camps through the winter and hundreds were arrested. A new documentary, Beyond Standing Rock , explores this story and other recent fights over land and energy development in the U.S.

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Inside Energy / Rocky Mountain PBS

Native American tribes continue to fight the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline -- even as the company that owns it says they expect oil to begin flowing within a few weeks.

Last year, thousands showed up to protest the pipeline, which would cross near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Many stayed in camps through the winter and hundreds were arrested.

A new documentary, Beyond Standing Rock, explores this story and other recent fights over land and energy development in the U.S.

We're all familiar with the term "hidden in plain sight." Well, there may be no better way to describe the nation's 6,900 charter schools.

These publicly-funded, privately-run schools have been around since the first one opened in St. Paul, Minn., in 1992. Today, they enroll about 3.1 million students in 43 states, so you'd think Americans should know quite a bit about them by now. But you'd be wrong.

Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 in 10 were women, and hundreds of thousands were veterans.

NPR via U.S. Congress

President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Capitol, around 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

The address came a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs.

Those gas-powered leaf blowers, hedge trimmers and mowers you hear in your neighborhood aren't just annoying — they make a lot of pollution, too.

In California, they're about to pass cars as the worst air polluters, spewing out formaldehyde, benzene and particulate matter. According to Michael Benjamin at the California Air Resources Board, in just three years' time, the biggest single ozone polluter in the state is going to be all this gardening equipment.

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Today is Pancake Day in the United Kingdom, or Shrove Tuesday, as it's known on the Christian calendar. It's a time for indulging before the beginning of Lent and, in Britain, racing around with a frying pan, flipping pancakes.

Courtesy Visit Salt Lake

Colorado’s top elected officials are attempting to woo the country’s largest gathering of outdoor retailers.

Outdoor Retailer, organized and run by Emerald Expositions, has called Salt Lake City home for 20 years. But a recent dust-up over public land conservation in Utah pitted some influential outdoor brands against the state’s Republican lawmakers, putting the honor of host city up for grabs.

A billboard that sits along an interstate in North Carolina reads, "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it."

Although it might be a simple billboard, people have a lot to say about its message.

A crowd in downtown Winston-Salem protested the billboard, which has been up for about a week.

When business owner Molly Grace first saw it, she said she was shocked.

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