Drought conditions are hurting Nevada's wild horses. The Bureau of Land Management tried to provide food and water to horses on the range, but now says it must gather more than 50 that are threatened with starvation and dehydration. Wild horse advocates say the drought is just a pretext to get horses off the range. Should land managers leave the horses on the range? Or should they put them into holding pens?
Utah looks odd sitting beside Arizona and Alabama but the federal government is now suing the Beehive State to strike down its immigration law. But this law is different from the more draconian laws that emphasize the need for immigrants to prove that they are legal residents.
A number of local and regional banks have gone bankrupt over the last three years. Most were heavily over-invested in commercial real estate - warehouses, offices and strip malls that are mostly vacant and producing no income to pay off the loans.