Kirk Siegler

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Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

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.


Gold Mining Company Inks Deal To Save The Sage Grouse

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.


Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

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.


California Governor Announces Billion Dollar Drought Relief Plan

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.


Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

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.


L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence โ€” and videos โ€” related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.


Agreement Reached In West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

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.


From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

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.


Labor Secretary Gets Involved In Stalled Port Talks

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.


West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

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.


Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

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.


Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying On Its Side Of The Border

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.


Deal May Be In Sight For Pacific Coast Longshoremen

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.


Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

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.


Rain Eases California Drought Anxiety, If Not The Actual Drought

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.


Neighboring States Challenge Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Law

Friday, December 19, 2014

Colorado is vowing to fight a lawsuit filed by neighboring states that challenges its legalization of recreational marijuana.


LA Sheriff's Department Agrees To Federal Oversight To Settle Abuse Suit

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The ACLU and the embattled sheriff's department have settled a class action lawsuit that will likely set in motion a number of changes within the nation's largest municipal jail system.


LAPD Chief Has Lessons To Share About Department's Past 'Ghosts'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cities looking to reform their troubled police forces might have a template to turn to in Los Angeles. The LAPD has come a long way in 20 years, and Chief Charlie Beck wants to share lessons learned.


Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

Monday, December 15, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-doughnut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.


Remembering Rodney King, Southern Calif. Watches Ferguson, NY

Saturday, December 06, 2014

LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.