Kirk Siegler

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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.


'Purple Rain' Taught Me How To Be In A Band

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Eric Deggans, Prince's movie wasn't just a spectacle. Sitting in a theater packed with kids his age, he saw Purple Rain as "a validation of the musical world I was already seeking out."


As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Several hundred protests will begin Friday in cities across the country, as activists rail against the Obama administration's efforts to temporarily house migrant children detained at the border.


Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some drivers are on strike at the ports of LA and Long Beach, and shipping companies are in negotiations with dockworkers over a new contract. Analysts say a full-blown strike would hurt the economy.


Truckers Strike At 2 Calif. Ports, Larger Labor Dispute Looms

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.


Increasing Use Of Oil Trains Inspires Backlash From States

Sunday, July 06, 2014

It's been a year since a train carrying crude oil exploded near a town in Quebec, killing nearly 50. The accident drew attention to the use of railroads to ship crude from North Dakota to the coasts.


Calif. Town Thrusts Heated Immigration Debate Into National Spotlight

Friday, July 04, 2014

As protesters block buses full of detainees from entering a border patrol station, many Murrieta residents say the federal government is the real root of the problem.


Immigration Debate Splits California City In Two

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Immigration protests are expected to continue for some time in Murrieta, Calif. After protesters turned away buses of undocumented immigrants bound for a processing center, the town now finds itself at the center of the political debate on immigration.

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Tensions Eddy In Murrieta After Protesters Turn Back Buses Of Migrants

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The California city of Murrietta is embroiled in unrest, as anti-illegal immigration protesters have successfully blocked three buses transferring migrants from Texas to a local Border Patrol screening facility.


Calif. Lawmakers To Debate Controversial Gun-Control Bill

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Democrats have proposed several bills in response to last month's deadly attack near the University of California-Santa Barbara. One dubbed the"gun violence restraining order gets a hearing Tuesday.


Rep. McCarthy, Possible Cantor Successor, Walks Fine Line On Immigration

Thursday, June 19, 2014

House Republicans are to pick a new majority leader Thursday, following Eric Cantor's primary defeat. The favorite is Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, whose district is more than a third Latino.


Tensions Still High In 'Nevada Land' Over Cattle Dispute

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Many of Cliven Bundy's supporters are gone, but the rancher is as defiant as ever since an armed standoff with the U.S. government. For now, it feels like each side is waiting for the other to blink.


Las Vegas Shooting Returns Police Attention To Bundy's Ranch

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Las Vegas police are now confirming that law enforcement officials made three prior contacts with the suspects of a recent shooting spree that left five people dead, including two police officers. Authorities found no indication during those visits that Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, planned to carry out violence. The couple's anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiments continue to be the focus of the investigation.


As News Of Cantor's Upset Settles, A Shakeup Still Looms On The Hill

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was upset in his district's Republican primary, a defeat that has sent shock waves through the GOP, from the party's leadership down through the rank and file.


In Booming San Jose, Businesses Settle Into A Minimum Wage Hike

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.


In Las Vegas Shootings, Some Suspect Roots In Anti-Government Militias

Monday, June 09, 2014

A married couple apparently killed two police officers and another woman in Las Vegas. The husband and wife, also killed in the shooting, appear to have held anti-government and anti-law enforcement views.


The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mental health programs are getting extra attention after the killing spree in California. A law in the state lets authorities mandate care in some cases. Here are the questions it's raised.


Retiring Columbine Principal Turned Guilt Into Action

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Frank DeAngelis, principal of Columbine High School, is retiring. The mass shooting there has defined his career, but he has never felt comfortable being in the national spotlight.


Ahead Of Wildfire Season, Scientists Study What Fuels Fires

Friday, May 09, 2014

The federal fire scientists hope to hand off their findings to fire managers, who have to make the quick decisions on where to deploy resources that could protect lives and property.


Sterling's Tarnished History Of Alleged Discrimination

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Observers say the Clippers owner's current trouble is only the latest in a 30-year record of racism in LA — although he has also been honored by the NAACP for his charity work.