Kirk Siegler

Kirk Siegler appears in the following:

Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not A Hoax

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rep. Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.

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Powerful Storms Make Dent In California's Historic Drought

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A week of powerful storms on the West Coast is helping to put a dent in California's historic drought, yet state officials are warning they are by no means a drought buster.

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Push To Transfer Federal Lands To States Has Sportsmen On Edge

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Wyoming has become a flash point in the debate over whether federal public lands should be turned over to states. Sportsmen are worried they'll lose access to the lands if states are forced to sell.

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Rep. Zinke Chosen To Head Interior, Published Reports Say

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke is reported to be Donald Trump's pick to head the interior department. If confirmed, he would oversee the management of more than 500 million acres of federal public lands.

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Reports: Trump Nominates Rep. Ryan Zinke To Head Interior Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke is reported to be the nominee for Interior secretary in the Trump administration. Zinke is a former Navy Seal and serves on the Natural Resources committee.

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Reports: Trump Taps Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke To Lead Interior Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The first-term GOP congressman is a strong defender of public access to federal lands and has even broken with his party on the issue. But he also supports increased oil and gas exploration.

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In Idaho Lumber Country, Trump Voters Wait To See If He Can Jumpstart Jobs

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The state is a Republican stronghold, but even Idahoans have doubts on whether President-elect Donald Trump can help the timber industry recover after job cuts and a series of mill closures.

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In Montana, An Unease Over Extremist Views Moving Out Of The Woods

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The remote woods of the Northwest have long been a haven for far-right extremists. After Donald Trump's election, some in communities here worry about extremists entering the mainstream.

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Spike In Minority Students Reporting Harassment After Trump Win

Sunday, November 13, 2016

After Donald Trump's election victory, there are growing reports of harassment and intimidation directed at minority students in schools around the country.

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Election Results Are Still Coming Out Of Arizona

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Donald Trump looks to be on his way to winning the state but votes are still being counted. Sen. John McCain won his reelection bid. And, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost his reelection bid.

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Bundy Militia Not Backing Down Following Oregon Trial Acquittal

Friday, November 04, 2016

Ammon Bundy and his followers are back with fervor, saying that constitutionally, the government does not have the right to Western lands. But scholars disagree.

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Jury Delivers Surprise Acquittal In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Trial

Friday, October 28, 2016

The jury in the Oregon occupation trail returned a surprise verdict of not guilty on Thursday. The decision will have broader implications for Western land rights groups as well as federal employees.

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Oregon Jury Acquits Defendants In Wildlife Refuge Occupation

Friday, October 28, 2016

The verdict is expected to have sweeping implications on the militia movement and its apparent goal of taking over millions of acres of public lands in the West.

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Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land

Thursday, October 27, 2016

In the wake of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention on the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.

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Juror Being Replaced In Oregon Occupation Case; Trial Draws Crowds

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A juror was found to be biased and dismissed on Wednesday. The judge ordered an alternate to take his place in the trial of seven people in the armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon.

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Here's One Controversy You May Not Hear About In The Final Clinton-Trump Debate

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In Nevada, 81 percent of the land is owned by the federal government. It's a number that's hugely controversial — and one that may not get much attention in the final presidential debate Wednesday.

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Anti-Government Standoff Puts Oregon's Malheur Back On Tourist Map

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The armed occupation at the Malheur wildlife refuge has renewed interest in the remote spot's natural offerings: more than 300 bird species and hiking trails. Hotels and restaurants are filling up.

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Ore. Community Becomes Unwilling Symbol For Anti-Government Movement

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized and divided nearby Burns, Ore.

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#NPRreads: Two Looks At America — And One Look At America's Pastime

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading.

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Federal Officers Face Hostility Amid Tension Over Control Of Federal Lands

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A reported spike in threats, intimidation and harassment toward federal officers in the rural West makes for a challenging work environment for one law enforcement ranger in southern Nevada.

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