Who’s killing the grizzly bears of Fremont County?

Grizzlies are protected under federal law. So when three were killed in an Idaho community, it didn’t seem like a coincidence.
  • 3 days ago

An Alaskan village’s sole school is 64 feet away from a river’s edge. Inside the community’s struggle to avoid disaster.

The Kuskokwim River provides the lifeblood for Napakiak’s 370 residents. Now, erosion — accelerated by climate change — threatens their existence.
  • 3 days ago

A northern New Mexico judge’s radical approach to addressing addiction: No jail time

Jason Lidyard witnessed the trauma of substance abuse firsthand. Now he’s determined to keep those battling the same problems with their families.
  • 3 days ago

This Colorado school board member’s ‘I’m Antifa’ post on Facebook sparked a political saga

In Colorado, a community weighs whether to remove a “loudmouth liberal” from its school board.
  • 3 days ago

In Ahmaud Arbery’s Georgia community, this group’s demands for justice have had a real impact

A Better Glynn wanted a new police chief, a new district attorney and more police accountability.
  • 3 days ago
(Kiichiro Sato/The Associated Press)
(Kiichiro Sato/The Associated Press)
  • Perspective

What happens to society — and our democracy — when community and regional journalism dries up

Americans must understand the existential threat facing local news outlets, writes Margaret Sullivan.

Local news deserts are expanding: Here’s what we’ll lose

Since 2005, about 2,200 local newspapers across America have closed. Here are some of the stories in danger of being lost — as told by local journalists.
  • 3 days ago
(Chris Caldwell)
(Chris Caldwell)
  • The Lost Local News Issue

This Utah town wanted to suppress dust on its roads. Some residents weren’t sure if the methods were safe.

The question of how to manage dirt roads turned into a community debate over drought, tourism, public safety and climate change.
  • 3 days ago
(Rebecca Kiger/For The Washington Post)
(Rebecca Kiger/For The Washington Post)
  • The Lost Local News Issue

This West Virginia pastor defied the odds to create a diverse congregation

How the Rev. Darrell Cummings’s approach to faith helped him build a distinctive church.
  • 3 days ago
  • The Lost Local News Issue

Kansas’s prairie is rapidly shrinking. Its future depends on private landowners like Lorna Harder.

How she’s trying to save the vital ecosystem, acre by acre.
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  • The Photo Issue

10 photo essays that capture 2021, a year of uncertainty and endurance

It was the year the pandemic wouldn't end. From New York to Miami to Gaza to Sicily, here's what it looked like to photographers.
  • Nov 23
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How luxury survived the pandemic

The quest for high-end possessions and experiences didn’t disappear. In fact, it expanded.
  • Nov 17

Photo essay: The ease and grace of Gucci

The brand has remained both an iconic staple and a transcendent luxury.
  • Nov 17

Jewelry designer Suhani Parekh’s Misho continues to attract a global following among stylists and celebrities

The Indian-born, London-based designer says Misho’s mix of sculpture and jewelry is her brand’s biggest strength.
  • Nov 16

Teen entrepreneur Trey Brown willed his clothing line into reality. Now Spergo has arrived in D.C.

After launching his brand at 12, Brown has attracted the attention of Sean “Diddy” Combs and Philadelphia 76ers.

When he reopens Pineapple & Pearls, Aaron Silverman plans to ‘smash’ the fine-dining mold

“We want to be the Studio 54 of restaurants — without the drugs,” says Aaron Silverman.
  • Perspective

As Gucci turns 100, creative director Alessandro Michele is leading the fashion industry toward a different future.

On top of Gucci celebrating its anniversary and the upcoming release of the Ridley Scott film “House of Gucci,” the company is showing the industry how to thrive in the aftermath of change.
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Art With a Point

A rotating cast of artists weighs in on the state of the world
A rotating cast of artists weighs in on the state of the world