Kirk Siegler

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FBI Releases Aerial Surveillance Video Of Refuge Occupier's Death

Friday, January 29, 2016

The FBI said the video shows 54-year-old Robert "LaVoy" Finicum reaching for a handgun as police approach him. Finicum was shot and killed by Oregon State Police troopers.


FBI Works To End Standoff As Militants Linger At Oregon Refuge

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A handful of armed militants are believed to still be holed up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. Leaders of several anti-government groups sympathetic to the occupants are urging them to stand down, as the FBI says it's working around the clock to negotiate a peaceful end to the standoff.


Militants Encouraged To End Occupation Of Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ammon Bundy is asking the remaining armed militants occupying a national wildlife refuge in Oregon to stand down and return home to their families. Bundy was arrested on Tuesday.


Dispute Over Cattle Grazing Disrupts Patrols Of Federal Land

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A movement to take back Nevada land that some ranchers want for grazing has stopped federal workers from safeguarding public property, say groups that would prefer to see the area protected.


Armed Militants In Oregon Cancel Public Meeting As Occupation Drags On

Friday, January 15, 2016

In Oregon, the armed militants that took over a federal wildlife refuge almost two weeks ago had planned a public meeting Friday evening to address the community's concerns and apparently outline their exit strategy. Federal law enforcement remains mum on a response. There is precedent for these types of armed, anti-government protests going south quick, such as in the 1990s in Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho. There is also precedent for these confrontations to drag on for months.


Who Will Blink First? Armed Occupation In Oregon Drags On

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The sole meeting between the local sheriff and the militants' de facto leader went nowhere. And law enforcement isn't saying what, if any, action it might be planning to take against the occupiers.


Oregon Occupiers Bolster Cause Of Other Anti-Government Militants

Saturday, January 09, 2016

There's growing concern among former federal land managers that the government's inaction against one Nevada rancher is helping the cause of armed anti-government militants elsewhere in the West.


Why Does The Federal Government Manage So Much Public Land In The West?

Friday, January 08, 2016

The federal government owns huge swaths of land in the West. How it came to have all that land and authority over it is complicated and fraught with ages old controversies. NPR explores the history of land ownership in the West.


Sheriff Advises Locals To Keep A Distance From Occupied Wildlife Refuge

Thursday, January 07, 2016

In Harney County, Oregon, Sheriff David Ward's patience is wearing thin. It's been several days since armed, anti-government militants took over a federal wildlife refuge.


Oregon Occupation Reignites Debate Over Federal Land Management

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Armed militants occupying a natural refuge in a remote part of Oregon say they will stay until the land is under local control. The local sheriff has pleaded repeatedly with the occupiers to leave.


How Protests Turned Into An Armed Takeover Of A Wildlife Refuge In Oregon

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Over the weekend, armed men took over part of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. It's the latest armed confrontation in a simmering anti-federal government movement in the rural West.


Ski Resorts See Slight Thaw After Chilling Effect Of Climate Change

Friday, January 01, 2016

California's historic drought provided a glimpse of what skiing might be like with climate change. Industry executives are counting on their customers being flexible in the years ahead.


Fight Over Control Of Western Lands Heats Up In Congress

Thursday, December 31, 2015

A Utah legislative commission has voted to move forward with suing the federal government in an attempt to seize control of millions of acres of federal land.


Threat That Led To LA School Cancellations 'Wasn't Credible'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Los Angeles public schools are reopening Wednesday morning, after a terrorist threat on Tuesday led to a controversial decision by administrators to close all of the district's roughly 1,000 schools.


States Move To Tighten Controversial 'Assault Weapons' Ban

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The shooting in San Bernardino has focused attention on a "loophole" gun manufacturers use to get around weapons bans. It's the target of some lawmakers, but AR-15 owners say the gun is misunderstood.


Los Angeles Struggles To Contain Chronic Homelessness

Friday, December 11, 2015

Los Angeles has the largest population of chronically homeless people in the country. The city is wrestling with how to deal with a growing homeless population that is spreading far beyond Skid Row.


From Colorado To California, The Gun Control Debate Has Become Personal

Friday, December 04, 2015

The two states in the news over the past week with high-profile mass shootings have taken big steps in recent years to tighten gun laws. Is a focus on open carry or mental health the best way forward?


Remembering The Victims Of The Planned Parenthood Shooting In Colorado

Monday, November 30, 2015

NPR remembers the three people killed in last Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.


Planned Parenthood Shooting Revives Gun Debate In Colorado Springs

Monday, November 30, 2015

The shooting massacre at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday is just the latest example of how polarized the city has gotten politically over issues such as gun control.


What We Know: Colorado Springs Shooting

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Local and federal law enforcement continue investigations into Friday's shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. that left a police officer and two civilians dead.