Kate joined KUER from Austin, Texas, where she attended the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody School of Journalism. She has been an intern, fellow and reporter at Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, Quartz, the Texas Standard and Voces, an oral history project. Kate began her public radio career at Austin’s NPR station, KUT, as a part-time reporter. Now, she is a corps member of Report For America, a public service program that partners with local newsrooms to bring reporters to undercovered areas across the country. She’s excited to be living in and reporting on San Juan County, one of the most beautiful — and interesting — parts of the United States.
The lawsuit involves public land between Bears Ears and Hovenweep national monuments. It claims drilling there could cause irreparable damage to cultural sites.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland met with tribal and Utah state leaders Wednesday in San Juan County to talk about Bears Ears National Monument. She’s visiting southern Utah to meet with stakeholders before issuing a recommendation on the monuments’ fate.
The high coronavirus infection rate means Navajo Nation schools are closed. But online learning is impossible for many who lack electricity and can't access the Internet.
Updated 2:24 p.m. MST 2/6/2020 In the face of ongoing litigation from tribes and conservation groups, the Trump administration has finalized plans to...