Kirk Siegler appears in the following:
Friday, April 17, 2015
Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions Wednesday. The move coincides with new figures that show snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is at a historic low.
Friday, March 27, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The company will sponsor conservation work to restore the birds' habitat. They hope to keep the grouse off the endangered list, a classification that would restrict their mining operations in Nevada.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an emergency measure to fund drought relief Thursday. California is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought, and the state is tightening water restrictions.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to pay for services that are stretched thin.
Monday, March 02, 2015
The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
West Coast ports and the dockworkers union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has intervened in an ongoing labor dispute at West Coast ports. Contract negotiations have dragged on for eight months. There is a huge backlog of ships waiting to unload.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend because of a labor dispute that has been dragging on for months. And now the economic impacts of the shutdown are starting to be felt.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour in order to help its 800,000 residents in poverty. But no major city has yet raised its wage this dramatically and this fast.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
After nearly eight months of negotiations, it's still not clear whether a labor deal could end a worsening congestion crisis on the west coast.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Falling oil prices are leading to a slow down in drilling. And that means workers are rethinking the long commutes they've been making for once-steady, good-paying jobs.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This year was the third-driest on record for the state, but recent storms, plus new groundwater regulations, have given the hardest-hit agricultural towns a glimmer of hope.