Kirk Siegler

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Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

There's a lot of talk about how to revive small towns, especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. Visit Cairo, Ill., and at times it feels like a place on life support.


In California, Record Rainfall Proves Taxing For Stressed Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

After five years of historic drought, the unprecedented amount of snow and rain falling now in California is a true test to some of the country's oldest infrastructure.


Buford: Come for the Coffee, Stay ... To Keep The Tiny Town Open

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The self-proclaimed smallest town in America, Buford, Wyo., population one, is in danger of losing its last resident and being removed from the maps completely.


Heavy Rainfall Strains One Of California's Most Essential Reservoirs

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Snow surveyors are measuring the health of the snow pack in the high altitude Sierra Nevada. After years of drought, much of the state is now experiencing one of its wettest years on record.


Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In the last election, it became easier to see the political divide between urban and rural areas. Now, people from California are moving to northern Idaho to find people similar to them.


Jury Selection Underway In Conspiracy Trial For Bundy Followers

Monday, February 06, 2017

Jury selection is underway in the federal conspiracy trial against rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia followers. Bundy and 16 other defendants face 16 felony counts in connection with a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents over cattle grazing on federal land east of Las Vegas.


Trial Of Nevada Militia Case To Open In Las Vegas

Monday, February 06, 2017

Jury selection in the conspiracy trial against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and 16 of his militia followers begins Monday. The charges are in connection with an armed standoff against federal agents.


Utah Representative Wants Bears Ears Gone And He Wants Trump To Do It

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Republicans are trying to eliminate Bears Ears National Monument in Utah — one of the new ones created by President Obama in the days before he left office. The effort is creating a legal battle.


Protests Over Immigration Executive Order Expand Across The Country

Monday, January 30, 2017

For a second day, there were protests in support of detained refugees and other immigrants in cities and at major airports across the U.S. Protesters chanted: "Let Them In" and "All Are Welcome."


Protests Against Immigration And Refugee Executive Orders Continue At Airports

Sunday, January 29, 2017

NPR's Kirk Siegler reports from Los Angeles International Airport where protesters have gathered to speak out against President Trump's immigration suspension.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.