Kirk Siegler

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In Southwest, New Immigration Policies Bring Frustration From All Sides

Friday, November 21, 2014

Anger and disappointment with Obama's executive action has been swift, and isn't just being voiced by anti-illegal immigration groups. Some immigrant rights supporters call the moves inadequate.


With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.


McConnell Elected To Lead Senate GOP; Boehner, Reid Return To Party Posts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the House GOP caucus, held closed-door elections today to select their leaders. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Juana Summers explain what this means and why it matters.


Feds List Gunnison Sage Grouse As Threatened Species

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The bird is now protected under the Endangered Species Act, which could stop some oil and gas development in Colorado and Utah — and will likely start a number of legal challenges.


The GOP Takes Heart From Colorado, But Still Faces 2016 Hurdles

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Colorado is one of the battleground states where Republicans made big gains this week, but the state is becoming more urban and more diverse — two factors that work in Democrats' favor.


In Colo., Republicans Try To Capitalize On Obama's Unpopularity

Monday, November 03, 2014

In the tight Colorado Senate race, the Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, is trying to tie the incumbent to an unpopular President Obama. The Democrat Sen. Mark Udall says his opponent is an extremist.


Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.


Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.


For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, 'There's Always Hope'

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Los Angeles police officer Deon Joseph has a reputation on Skid Row as someone who cares. He has pushed for changes in policing and sounded the alarm about the neighborhood's mental health crisis.


Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The race for the 21st Congressional District seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.


To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.


Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In drought-stricken California, firefighters have their hands full battling nearly a dozen major wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.


Colorado Republicans Buck National Party Trends On Immigration

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

If the GOP is going to try to make inroads with Latinos in swing states, they might take a look at the former steel town of Pueblo, Colo., where Republicans say their pitch is starting to resonate.


Colo. Democrats Bet On Immigration To Boost Udall's Re-Election Bid

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sen. Mark Udall's campaign has been hitting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner hard on the issue, and the state's Latino community is once again thought to be the constituency that could decide the race.


Surfers Flock To The Water, As Huge Waves Hit The West Coast

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High surf is hitting the Southern California coast, much to the delight of surfers and the worry of lifeguards.


Embattled Montana Senator Withdraws From Race

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh announced Thursday he would not seek a full term in November.


Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.


Three Years On, Utah's Immigrant Guest Worker Law Still Stalled

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In 2011, Utah decided to let some people in the state illegally apply for work permits. But the law, pending a federal waiver, still hasn't gone into effect — and now, some want to repeal it.


Dressing Up As A T-Rex Is All Part Of The Job

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Remember in Empire Strikes Back where Han Solo slices open the belly of a tauntaun so Luke can stay warm? That's not much different from how Eli Presser climbs into his T-Rex costume.